Friday, 12 July 2013


Experience: It is a lovable hill station.There are many falls,dams,parks. Munnar is filled with thick and dense forest.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is 'hotel saravanabavan' for very hygienic and tasty food. it was very cheap too. There are a lot of tea gardens. Avery splendorous view of tea plantations and it was very exciting too. its view was like shells of tortoises from the top angle.

Activities & things to do: Boating at madupetty dam is very exciting and interesting one. Having a speedboat ride in madupetty dam was very much thrilling. We had nice time also by having a ride on elephants. In kundala dam horse ride also available. We spend our time usefully by knowing more about the tea production in tata tea museum. We saw a LCD project beside the whole history of tata tea museum.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take shawls, sweaters. If you have a problem of vomiting during hill travels you are advised to take tablets and Lemons with you.

"Greenary, fresh Air, peaceful envirnoment, neat."

Experience: If you like to stay peacefully without any noise and tension. Munar is the best place to visit with ful of mountains covered with tea plants. Where ever you see you will find greenery. sep to april is the best time to go. we went in oct 2008, that time climate was so good, it was drizzling lightly and entire tea estate was covered with fog in the morning and the evening. Best part is enjoying the nature while travelling the ghat section.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hotel: we stayed in westWoodRiverside restaurant, it was nice but expensive. Rooms are neat food is ok not so good. Lake was there next to hotel you can enjoy eating by sitting next to the lake and enjoying the nature. you can also try saravana bhavan hotel that is cheap and best. Food: We had nice Fish curry and fry in Silverspoon hotel which is there in middle of city. parata was nice in hotel Spice .... u can try Saravana bhavan, south Indian meals and dosa was nice. Try Strawberry juice which is really Osum!! made of real fresh strawberry fruit, Raw mango with salt and chilly powder, frash carrot, Gua fruits, Jola etc .. all tasted nice and fresh. Shopping: we can get nice Tea for cheaper rate. In Tea museum only they sell tea for cheaper rates. All varieties of tea are availble. I like Cardamon and masala tea flavor. All flavors they add is the natural one so u try all varieties of tea. Good quality Spices also u will get for cheaper rate in KDH shop which is owned by Tata.

Activities & things to do: Places to see: Lukham falls was very nice. Water was pure and chilly. u can play in water, there are rooms are available to change the cloth after playing in water. Anaimudi hill also nice place. it is the highest hill in the south India which has 8832 ft height. Boating in speed boat is nice. Heard body massaging is nice in Kelara but I didnt get time to do. nxt time need to try.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We went trough KPN travels, every day 1 bus goes Bangalore to Munnar I think. but it took 14 hrs to reach there because of ghat section span around 70 km so journey was tired. you can try train I heard it nice.

"A must visit place"

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"A must visit place"

Posted Jul 14, 2008
Experience: If u want to rest in peace away from the city life than munnar is the right choice...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not so good..but in market there are two restaurants were you get very good chicken items.. You get good chocolates and tea..there is particular govt tea shop just before the can ask the auto driver..they will show u the way...there u will get genuine products with reasonable rating...chocolates and the spices you can get from the shops in the market.. but do visit 2-3 shops before purchasing as there is lot of bargaining to be done :) ..

Activities & things to do: There is nothing much to do except site seeing in the day time....which will includes some boating and you can go for an elephant the evening you can go for shopping...the market closes down around 9...after that it difficult to get any means of communication...if u dont have your own car...its better to go sight seeing with individual vehicle which u get it for 1200 for a day...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: KPN only has good service from Bangalore if you opt for a bus..but the bus journey is very tiring ...Never ever try to go through any tour operator ..they are real cheat..specially manish travels.. they showed us the hotel pictures that were very good and also charges a lot...but the reality was totally different...the hotel room was very dirty and we think we have paid a lot for that..after quarelling for 2 hrs giving warning of consumer court ...he agreed to shift us along with another couple to a good hotel..and those who didn't shout at them stayed in the hotel itself. So its better to book hotels previously and go for a self conduct tour...

"Awesome green and clean bathed with crystal clear waterfalls"

Experience: Non-commercialized, this small town of Munnar is a velvet green getaway for any nature starved tourist. Surrounded by tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, clear blue water bodies and foaming white waterfalls this place is the top refuge for any and everyone

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Dont go for north indian food at this south indian heaven. Rather, try Sarvana Bhavan right in the heart of the city offering really tasty food at cheap prices. Beware of the rush that is always there but the jet fast service gives some respite. Any direction you go out of Munnnar is abundant with green hills and water bodies. Worth checking out is Mattupetty dam for a boat ride, Marayoor for sandalwood trees (they smell awesome!!!), Lakham waterfall, Eravikulam national park among others Dont miss to shop for cardamom and tea... On your way around, you will find many tea tasting shops on road near tea plantations that offer you to taste and buy at real cheap prices...

Activities & things to do: Dont miss bathing in one of the waterfalls... trekking thru tea plantations (its more fun wandering thru a private plantation :D) and a speed boat ride in the lake... try going out to one of the trekking destinations...

"Wandering in God's own ......."

Experience: MUNNAR! It was everything we had heard and read about! The greenery just overwhelms you and it is nowhere as commercialized as Ooty or Kodai. Unfortunately it was summer and the waterfalls had all dried up. The views are incredible and we could only imagine how beautiful it would look after the monsoons.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The home made chocolates are great and so are the freshly fried banana chips.

Activities & things to do: Munnar is a great place for hiking or bicycling. Although we didn't do too much of either there were other tourists who we saw. There is some great speed boating in a lake for 60 bucks a head. I am sure it will be a paradise for bird watchers given the profusion of flora in this place.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Munnar is about a 3-4 hr drive from Kochi airport. Enroute make sure to drop into the Adi Shankara Kirthistambh Mantapam at Kaladi which is just outside Kochi. This is a multi-storey building which houses a museum that describes Adi Shankara's life and his spiritual journey.

How wonderful would it be to row down this stream?

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

"This is a great place to visit with its beautiful untouched beaches and white sand"

Lakshadweep by Libra
Overview of the destination
I went on a honeymoon cruise aboard the Libra. The route was Mumbai-Lakshadweep-Goa-Mumbai. We went in the first week of march. The weather in Lakshadweep was starting to get hot and humid but it was still bearable. This is a great place to visit with its beautiful untouched beaches and white sand. We enjoyed every moment in Lakhadweep
Food, sight-seeing and shopping
We were present in Lakshadweep only for one day. We spent the entire day on kadmat island. This island has a resort run by the government. There is not much to shop. There is only one activity for sight-seeing. The beautiful beach and the shallow coral lagoon !

Activities & things to do
We took the full activity package provided by Superstar Libra. It cost around 3500 per head. The package included scuba diving, banana boat ride and glass bottom boat ride. I feel it was a good deal. We enjoyed all of these activites.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc.
We went there by Libra, so every thing was arranged for by these folks.

A Beautiful Night in Salem.

About Salem Tourism

Salem, one of the major commercial centres of South India, is located in the north-central part of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at a distance of 340 km from the state capital, Chennai. The district is enveloped in Nagaramalai, Jeragamalai, Kanjanamalai and Godumalai hills.

The word Salem is believed to have originated from Cheram (Keralam or Seram), indicating the region as a Cheram land. During the days of yore, the region was a chief weaving centre with inhabitants engaged in producing Saeylai, a garment worn by women.

Human civilisation in Salem can be dated back to the Stone Age. The stone implements and dung ash heaps found in and around Salem are testimonies of the Paleolithic and Neolithic age. Salem also witnessed the rise of various dynasties such as Pandiyan, Pallava, Chozha, Hoysala and Chalukya.

Earlier a part of Kongu Nadu, the first habitation in the region is believed to be of the Ganga Dynasty. The inscriptions dating back to the era of Ganga Dynasty refer the region as ‘country around hills’. The region was ruled by Gangakulam rulers of the Ganga Dynasty for a long period.

After the arrival of Vijayanagar kings, the region came under the governance of Madurai Nayaks. In the early 18th century before the colonial rule, Hyder Ali took over Salem after the Mysore-Madurai war. Salem was annexed by a well known British Governor, Lord Clive, in 1799 and remained a military base for the British till 1861.

The location is the base for reaching popular tourist destinations such as Yercaud Hills and Kiliyur Falls. Yercaud, a famous hill station of South India, lies in proximity to Salem. Lying on the Servarayan range of the Eastern Ghats at an altitude of 1,515 metres above sea level, the region is famous for coffee plantations, orchidarium and orange groves. Some other notable tourist attractions of the destination are Tharamangalam and Mettur Dam.

Salem is well connected by air, rail and road. The airport nearest to the destination is Salem Airport, which is served by domestic airlines. Tourists travelling from international destinations can board flights to Chennai International Airport. Salem Junction is the nearest railhead, which is connected with various parts of the country. Travelling by roadways is also convenient with the availability of buses from nearby places including Chennai.    

The destination experiences tropical climatic conditions round the year. The period between the months of November and March is the best time to visit Salem.

One of the more lesser talked about places in Kerala-The Nelliyampathy Hills in Palakkad.

About Palakkad Tourism

Palakkad, also known as Palghat, is a city located in the state of Kerala, around 350 kilometres north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. The town is located in Palghat Gap, which is a depression in the Western Ghats and is adjoined to the state of Tamil Nadu. Palakkad is an important city of Kerala and every year a number of tourists come here to see landscapes and temples.
History of Palakkad
The name is believed to have originated from the word Palai nilam, which means dry land. However, the commonly held belief is that, it originated from the fusion of Malayalam and Tamil words. The name Palghat was derived from the name Pal Ghat, which is one of the Ghats in Western Ghats. Palakkad is famous for its Travancore saris, handicraft and jewellery.
Things to do in Palakkad
In Palakkad, there are a number of temples that are visited by devotees throughout the year. People come here to see temples like Kanjirapuzha, Pattambi Nercha, Kalpathy Temple, Jain Temple, Pariyanempatta Bagavathi Temple, due to their religious and historical significance. There are many local festivities that are celebrated every year in these temples. Padur Vela, Tharakad Sivan Koil Siva Rathry and Pudduseri Vedi are few of these temples. Palakkad holiday packages cover many sightseeing items across the destination.

Chinakkathoor Pooram is one such festival held annually at the Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple at Palappuram in Palakkad district. It is a bright and vibrant elephant pageant, so to speak, where 33 decorated tuskers come together in a grand procession. The festival also displays traditional Keralite art forms like Panchavadyam (traditional temple orchestra) and Tholppavakoothu (a ritualistic shadow puppetry) apart from Vellattu, Theyyam, and Kaalavela etc.
There are other places like Silent Valley National Park, Pothundy Dam, Malampuzha Dam, Dhoni Waterfalls, Parambikulam, Walayar Dam and many more.  These temples and attractions are located in and around Palakkad town.
Palakkad Fort, constructed in 1766 by Hyder Ali who was the father of Tipu Sultan, is a religious as well as historical site. Thread Garden is another important site of this place. This garden is famous for artificial thread flowers and plants.
Travelling to Palakkad
The nearest airport to this place is Coimbatore International Airport, which is about 52 km away. Taxis are available outside the airport. Tourists can reach Palakkad by train too. The main station of this town is Palakkad Junction and it is connected to many important cities of Kerala as well as India.
Palakkad experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year, except in summers, which falls between the months of April and July. Monsoon strikes this place in the mid of July and the temperature of the place stays pleasant until March.
Accommodation options in Palakkad
Palakkad has a range of hotels to choose from. Hotel options in Palakkad range from resorts, homestays, budget hotels and lodges as well as a few bed & breakfast places. 

Monday, 8 July 2013


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Palampur Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

"Maadayipara is a place with numerous species of rare flora and fauna. It has a healthy butterfly population, including rare plants and orchids"

"Maadayipara valley of flowers"

Kannur Experience: Maadayipara 25 kms from Kannur town is a place with numerous species of rare flora and fauna. It has a healthy butterfly population, including rare plants and orchids. an open land is famous for numerous species of reptiles and amphibians. Now facing threat from Money powered politics.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Madaayipara is an open land a few acres in area. Shopping can be had from Pazhayangadi a kilometer away.
Activities & things to do: Nature watching and appreciation is the best here
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Warnings. Use high healed boots. Some times snakes maybe there. 25Km from Kannur, hire local bus to pazhayangadi town and is a kilometer away from the bustand. a walkable distance.

Nature has its very own Water Park!

About Courtallam Tourism

Courtallam is a small township located in the district of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Situated at an altitude of 167 metres on the Western Ghats, Courtallam is the anglicised version of Kuttralam.

Known as 'Spa of the South', the township is famous for its cascading waterfalls and ancient temples. The location features as many as seven waterfalls, which originate from the Chittar River. The town is also referred to as Mukthiveli, Nannagaram, Pithur Kanda, Theerthapuram, Thirunagaram and Vasanthaperur.

Like many other Indian towns and cities, the township of Courtallam is also linked with mythological stories. According to legend, Lord Shiva commissioned saint Agastya to avoid imbalance due to the growing huddle in the Great Kailash on his celestial wedding.

The inscriptions in the temples of Courtallam depict the feature of Chola and Pandya kings. According to local beliefs, the Sabha is one of the five Sabhas where Lord Nataraja had performed his trademark cosmic dance.

Since the town is known for its waterfalls, tourists can head to the nearest fall to enjoy themselves. There is not much to shop in Courtallam other than local produce and souvenirs sold at local roadside shops. Tenkasi is a small town located nearby and it has a number of small restaurants that serve traditional South Indian fare.

Tourists can also arrive at Tenkasi Railway Station to enter the town, 6 km away from the destination. The nearest airport to Courtallam is the Tuticorin Airport (TCR), which is located at a distance of 86 km. Travellers can also drive down to the town from Tirunelveli.

The best time to visit Courtallam is between June and September. Courtallam enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year.

A mesmerizing photo

About Kolhapur Tourism

State: Maharashtra District: Kolhapur
Famous for/as: Heritage Languages: Marathi,Hindi
Best Season: Jan - Apr, Jun - Dec Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C,
Altitude: 569 m Winter 12 to 30°C
Pin Code: 416001 STD Code: 0231
Kolhapur is a city located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It lies to the south of Pune, about 228 km away. Traditionally, the place is famous for its footwear and jewellery. Kolhapuri sandals are a trademark and have originated from this city of India.

Kolhapur is said to have derived its name from a mythological account. Kolhasur was a demon and he was killed by Goddess Mahalakshmi in order to bring relief to people of the region. However, the demon’s dying wish was that the city should be named after him and his wish was granted.

The city also finds a mention in Srimad Bhagwadgita, where it is referred to as an important religious centre. Legend has it that Amoghavarsha, who was a Rasthrakuta king and ruled the city in the 9th century, offered his finger’s sacrifice to Goddess Lakshmi to bring relief to the people from a local calamity. Historically speaking, it was Shilahara dynasty’s capital during the 10th century.

Kolhapur lies at an altitude of 569 metres above sea level. This altitude gives it a cooler climate as compared to other cities in Maharashtra. However, the temperature remains the same throughout the year with no major fluctuations. The average day temperature here is between 25-30° Celsius while the average night temperature ranges from 18-20° Celsius.

The city is home to a number of temples, forts and historical places of significance. Some of the major places of tourist interest in Kolhapur are the Mahalakshmi Temple, Katyani Temple, Vishalgad Fort, the Wax Museum and the New Palace among others.

Kolhapur is also known for its Kolhapuri cuisine, which is characterised by the use of many spices. The red meat preparations of the cuisine are especially well known. Tourists visiting Kolhapur should try local delicacies like misal pav, batata vada and of course its mutton curries. Although majority population of Kolhapur comprises of the Marathas, there are other communities present as well in sizeable proportion. Some of these are the Gujaratis, the Brahmins, the Marwadis and Muslims, which has influenced its cuisine to a large extent.

Getting around Kolhapur should not be a concern for travellers. Taxis and rickshaws can be used to explore the city. For shopping, tourists ought to buy the famous Kolhapuri chappals, antique jewellery and of course, sarees that are distinct to this region.

The economy of Kolhapur largely depends on the farming sector while textiles and mining industries come in next. Kolhapur is reputed to be one of the Indian cities with the highest per capita income. It even made it to a list of ‘most number of Mercedes cars’ in a Maharashtrian city, and was placed just below Mumbai. Kolhapur also has a thriving film industry, with a majority of Marathi films being made here each year.

Kolhapur is well connected to other cities in Maharashtra and neighbouring states by road, rail and air. The city has an airport which has regular flights from cities like Mumbai and Pune. But the best way to reach Kolhapur is by boarding a train or bus from Mumbai or Pune, which takes close to 10 hours and three hours respectively.

The best time to visit Kolhapur is anytime during the year except during summers and therefore, tourists should avoid visiting the city in April and May. 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

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About Mahabaleshwar Tourism

State: Maharashtra District: Satara
Famous for/as: Hill Languages: Marathi,Hindi
Best Season: Jan - Dec Weather: Summer 15 to 35°C,
Altitude: 1438 m Winter 10 to 32°C
Pin Code: 412806 STD Code: 02168
Mahabaleshwar is both a city and a municipal council in the Satara district in the state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Western Ghats range of India, which spreads from north to south along the Deccan Plateau. The hill station is at an elevation of 1,353 metres above sea level.

Mahabaleshwar lies 285 km south-west of Mumbai and is bound by valleys on all sides. It is a plateau measuring an area of 150 square kilometres.

Mahabaleshwar constitutes three villages – Malcolm Peth, Old ‘Kshetra’ Mahabaleshwar and some part of the Shindola village. The river Krishna originates from the mouth of the legendary statue of a cow in the temple of Mahadev situated in Old Mahabaleshwar and flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Four other rivers also flow from the mouth of the cow, before they merge into the Krishna; these are Koyana, Venna (Veni), Savitri and Gayatri.

The destination was ruled by various dynasties including the Mauryas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Adil Shahi, Shilahar, Marathas, Peshwas and Satavahanas. The history of Mahabaleshwar dates back to 1215, when king Singhan of Deogiri visited Old Mahabaleshwar. A temple and a water tank were constructed by him at the source of the Krishna. This area was invaded by a Brahmin dynasty in 1350.

In the 16th century, the Maratha family of Chandarao ruled over the city. Later, in the 17th century, Jaoli and Mahabaleshwar were taken over by Shivaji Maharaj, who constructed the Pratapgad Fort in 1656. The city also witnessed the imprints of the British, who included the destination in the territory of the Raja of Satara in 1819.

Getting around Mahabaleshwar is not a problem for tourists. Travellers can hire a taxi or board a bus to explore the city and its attractions. Mahabaleshwar is famous for strawberries and mulberries. Tourists can enjoy 'strawberries with cream' from January to February and 'mulberries with cream' from April to May. Also, strawberry milkshake and vada pav made here is a must-try for tourists. The city also produces fresh jams and marmalades, which can be bought. Tourists can also buy fresh honey from the various bee farms in the city.

The moderate climate of Mahabaleshwar makes it destination tourists can visit any time of the year.

Would you like to spend a day on this lovely house boat?

About Alappuzha (Alleppey) Tourism

State: Kerala District: Alappuzha
Famous for/as: Waterfront Languages: Malayalam
Best Season: Jan - Mar, Aug - Dec Weather: Summer 24 to 32°C,
Altitude: 1 m Winter 23 to 31°C
Pin Code: 688001 STD Code: 0477
Connoted as the ‘Venice of the East’ by Lord Curzon, Alappuzha is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Kerala. Located in Alappuzha district of Kerala, this town is also known as Alleppey. Situated at a distance of 155 km from Thiruvananthapuram and around 62 km to the south of Kochi, the destination is famous for its backwaters.

History of Alleppey
The history of the place dates back to the 16th century. In 1762, Alleppey was founded by the Dewan of Travancore, Raja Kesavadas. During this time, there was only one canal through the strip of sand between the Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake. However, soon, the town grew into a bustling waterway. Both banks of the canal were dotted with several commercial establishments, shops and factories. This attracted merchants from other parts of India to the region. The town was amongst the busiest trade centres, which had a port along the Malabar Coast. Traders travelling to the destination from across the world came in search for souvenirs and black gold.

By the mid 19th century, more land was available along the sand strip due to the receding sea. This further provided more opportunities for trading vessels to travel to Alleppey. The first coir factory in this town was established in 1859. The factory was engaged in the production of coir yarn on a loom, which was developed by an English captain. The opening of this factory was followed by the establishment of several British-owned weaving factories.

By 1816, Alleppey was chosen by the Church Missionary Society to set up its local headquarters. Three years later, in 1819, the first Anglican Church was constructed in Alleppey. Later, in 1851, the town also received the honour of housing the first post office.

People & Culture of Alleppey
Today, this town is known for its coir carpet industries as well as a centre for prawn fishing. The networks of canals and bridges along the silver beach make Alleppey one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Kerala. The historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race, which is an annual event, also attracts a lot of tourists to Alleppey. Alleppey is also known for its Ayurvedic massage centres. Many centres are run by a team of Ayurvedic doctors where they conduct wellness programs for tourists.

Things to do in Alleppey
Alleppey is famous for its backwaters and also has other attractions such as temples, churches and lakes. Travellers can either opt for Alleppey packages or just explore the town as a backpacker.  Apart from the backwaters, another highlight of the region is Karumadi, which is located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey. This village is visited by large number of tourists as it is home to a large, black granite statue of Lord Buddha known as Karumadi Kuttan. Other tourist places in Alleppey include the Pandavan Rock, Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, St. Andrew's Church, St Sebastian's Church and Champakulam Church.

Food & Shopping in Alleppey
Though there are not many options for shopping in Alleppey, its local coir industry is famous and coir products can be bought from local manufacturers or shops. Houseboats in Alleppey offer cruises along the backwaters. Some offer the facility of cooking on board, which provides a chance for tourists to taste authentic local cuisine. Fish constitutes a major part of the staple diet of the locals and restaurants too offer some local favourites such as fish curries and biryani. Bakeries on Mullakkal Road offer an array of baked goods like puff pastries, cookies and sweet treats like homemade ice cream.

Travelling to Alleppey
Alleppey can be reached by rail, air and road. The nearest airport is in Cochin. From Cochin, tourists can take a train to reach Alleppey. The station in this town is also connected to bigger cities like Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. Almost all major bus operators have buses plying between Alleppey and Cochin. It takes a two-hour bus ride to reach Alleppey from Cochin. Taking an overnight bus from Bangalore or Coimbatore is also an option.

Accommodation options in Alleppey
Tourists have many attractive options when it comes to hotels in Alleppey. Right from heritage hotels, sea-facing resorts to Kerala houseboats; the list is endless. And for those looking for affordable options to stay, there are a few hotels that are located in the main city of the destination too.

The best time to visit Alappuzha extends from the month of August to February. However, to enjoy different activities, the best time also varies. For instance, for sightseeing, the ideal time to visit the destination is from December to February. For tourists, who want to be a part of festivals in Alleppey, the ideal season to visit is from August to November.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Like if you wish to go an amazing drive in the monsoons on the incredibly beautiful Mumbai-Pune Expressway!

Check out what they have got to say about this beauty

"Excellant location"

Munnar Experience: A very nice place to see especially in December. Places around it are also beautiful. nature is at its best and location is not for honeymoon couple but can also be enjoyed by the nature lovers
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: local sight seeing
Activities & things to do: elephant ride, boat ride
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bangalore to ernakulam by train. from there take a taxi to munnar which can also be used for your local sight seeing. there are 2 falls on the way. ideal is winter season for non keralites, because it is not that cool as ooty. avoid travelling in raining season.

What happens when the Clouds kiss the Mountains during when it rains?

About Malshejghat Tourism

Malshejghat is a hill station and also a popular tourist spot located in the Pune District of Maharashtra. Malshejghat is surrounded by covers of dense green forests and the Western Ghats, which is why there are many varieties of flora and fauna available here.

One of the rare attractions of this place is the Flamingos that can be seen near the areas of the Monsoon lakes. Malshejghat offers opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, hiking and boating, as the region is located at a height of 700 metres above sea level.

The Shivneri Fort located here is one of the most popular ancient attractions of the place. The Shivneri Fort is located about 40 kilometres from the central region, and is the birthplace of the Maratha ruler Shivaji. The region of Malshejghat also includes many Buddhist caves that belong to the 3rd century and Shri Vigneshwar Temple, which is situated near Junnar town at Ozar.

Monsoons are considered to be the best time to visit Malshejghat because the hills are covered in green during this time. The weather of the region is mild from the months of August and September. The region becomes misty during the winters especially the forest regions. It is during the same time most of the bird watchers come here to conduct researches on rare varieties of birds such as Quails, Rails, Crakes, Flamingos, Cuckoos, etc.  

The hill station of Malshejghat is managed by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation also known as MTDC, which also manages several resorts. Not much transport facilities are available that directly connect this hill station and it is because of this reason that the region receives very less visitors compared to other hill stations of India.

There is no domestic or international airport in Malshejghat and the nearest one is located in Pune, which is located at a distance of 98 kilometres from the town of Malshejghat. The Pune airport connects nine other major cities of India to the region.

Malshejghat does not have a train station either, and the nearest train station is in Mumbai, located at a distance of 115 kilometres from Malshejghat. There are three train stations in the Mumbai region and that are Mumbai, Mumbai CST and Mumbai Bandra terminus.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A Must Share for all women! Men,it's time to share and then hide Amazing Agra: All that you need to know and all that you can do here

About Agra Tourism

State: Uttar Pradesh District: Agra
Famous for/as: Heritage Languages: Hindi
Best Season: Feb - Apr, Sep - Dec Weather: Summer 25 to 46°C,
Altitude: 171 m Winter 1 to 23°C
Pin Code: 282001 STD Code: 0562
Agra, the land of the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is situated on the banks of River Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is bounded by Mathura district in the north, Dhaulpur district in the south, Firozabad in the east and Bharatpur in the west.

History of Agra
Agra is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Even before that, the city was referred to as Arya Griha or ‘home of the Aryans’. Sikandar Lodhi of the Delhi Sultanate is believed to have founded modern day Agra in 1504. After his death, his son Ibrahim Lodhi continued to rule, until his defeat in the first battle of Panipat at the hands of the Mughal Emperor Babur in 1526.

People & Culture of Agra
Agra owes a large part of its heritage and culture to Mughal rulers like Babur, Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan among others. Each of these emperors added not only to the architectural brilliance of the city but also to its history and culture. While Babur introduced the Persian-styled gardens, Akbar built the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Shahjahan’s Taj Mahal, the eternal monument of love built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, marks the pinnacle of Mughal architecture.

The Department of Tourism organises the Taj Mahotsav in February every year, which attracts national and international tourists to the Agra. The festival celebrates Mughal art and culture and is a profusion of musical and dance performances, a food festival and crafts mela.

Things to do in Agra
Agra’s rich historical background is reflected through its numerous monuments. Apart from the Taj Mahal, the city is home to other UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, and has carved a place for itself on the world tourism map. Other attractions of this historical city include Sikandra, Itmadud Daula, Soor Sarovar, Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Am, Buland Darwaza, etc.

Travelling to Agra
Agra is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest airport to reach Agra is Kheria Airport, located at a distance of 8 km from the city centre and is connected to various cities in the country including Delhi and Varanasi.

The city has four major railway stations – Agra Cantt, Raja ki Mandi, Agra Fort and Idgah Agra Junction. Agra can also be reached by road from Lucknow (over 300 km), Kanpur (over 70 km) and Delhi (200 km).

Tourist buses run by private operators as well as state run buses are available to reach Agra.

Travelling within Agra
Tourists can travel around the city of Agra using electric buses, Tongas, tempos, cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws. All major areas are covered through Electric buses in Agra, but these are usually crowded. Tourists can also use Tongas; horse drawn carriages, to explore the city.  Tonga charges are around Rs 5 to 15 per person.

The city has a sub-tropical climate. The summer season, from April to September, can be hot with temperatures rising to 45° Celsius at times. The best time to visit Agra is from October to March.

Accommodation Options in Agra
Ranging from budget hotels to luxury hotels the accommodation options in Agra are plenty. Agra hotels offer accommodation options to suite all budgets.

Lovely snap of the morning sun kissing the sands of the Arjuna Beach in Goa---

About Anjuna Beach Tourism

Anjuna is a small village in Goa which is famous for its picturesque locale and the party culture. Located in the Bardez taluka of North Goa, it is one of the 12 Brahmin communities here. The white sands of the beach and the red laterite rocks create a unique arrangement. The red laterite rocks are sometimes called as the jewels of Anjuna.

History of Anjuna
The church of St. Michaels here dates back to 1595 and is a commemoration to S.Miguel. The church has three large chapels, one each dedicated to S. Antonio, Nossa Senhora De Saude and Nossa Senhora de Piedade.

The village is also the birthplace of a well known Goan band, Above and Beyond. Over the years, they have released songs and albums dedicated to Anjuna Beach and even host a radio show by the name of “Anjunabeats Worldwide Radio Show.”

Things to do in Anjuna
The waters here are safe for swimming and the beach is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing which attracts a lot of foreign tourists to Anjuna Beach. The trance parties are another attraction. They are well known all over Goa and the world, and attract foreign travellers as well as domestic tourists, especially during the time of New Year and Christmas.

Food and Shopping in Anjuna
Apart from the sun, sand, beach and partying, Anjuna is also known for its flea market. The flea market has shops selling everything from local and Kashmiri handicraft to jewellery, bags and clothes. The flea market is held every Wednesday and during the peak season on Saturdays too. Bargaining can be done when shopping from the flea market at Anjuna Beach.

Given the beach’s popularity among tourists, a whole range of bars, cafes and nightspots have come up here. These food joints are known for serving fresh sea food as well as the locally made Feni, which is a Goan alcoholic drink. And alongside the market and the cafes, lies the Go Karting circuit on the outskirts of the village.

The place, like the rest of Goa, has a humid climate throughout the year.

Travelling to Anjuna
Dabolim Airport serves as the closest airport to reach Anjuna, which is 29 km away from Panaji. There are regular flights from all major cities of India. Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Anjuna. Karmali is the nearest railway station at a distance of 11 km away from Panaji.

Travelling within Anjuna
Tourists can hire motor bikes to travel around the town which costs about Rs 400 per day. Taxi services are also available for tourists who not comfortable with two wheelers. Taxis cost about Rs 6 to Rs 11 per km.

Accommodation options in Anjuna
Accommodation options in Anjuna range from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. They can also opt for accommodations close to the Anjuna Beach.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

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About Kohima Tourism

The capital city of the north-eastern state of Nagaland, Kohima is a scenic town with breath taking natural beauty. It is located in the Kohima district and is at the southern part of the state at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. Connect by the National Highway 39, Kohima is at a distance of 74 km from Dimapur which is another important town in Nagaland. Kohima is at a distance of 145 km from the Imphal and around 339 km from Guwahati which is the gateway city to the north-east.

Known earlier as Thigoma, Kohima got its name from the wild flowering plant called Kew Hi which is found in the mountains of Nagaland. The original inhabitants of the place were the Angami Nagas and the Rengma tribes, but in recent times people from other parts of the region and country have come and settled here.

Kohima is known for its virgin beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills. The place holds historical importance as the site of the battle between the British and Japanese troops during the World War II. There is a War Cemetery which has a memorial in honour of all the brave soldiers who have laid down their lives during World War II. The cemetery is beautifully maintained, and is adorned by two crucifix and stone markers with the names of the brave soldiers.

The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill is a beautiful and important cathedral in the town. It is one of the most well known and the largest cathedrals in the north eastern part of the country. The Nagaland State Museum houses a range of artefacts, sculptures, statues, jewellery, etc which present the culture and lifestyle of the Naga tribes. The Zoological Park located in a picturesque hill slope is another site worth visiting in Kohima.

There are also quite a few scenic places that tourists can visit in and around Kohima. The Kohima Village, locally known as the Barra Basti epitomises the Naga tribal way of life and has a beautiful ceremonial gate which is peculiar to all Naga villages. About 15 km from Kohima is the Japhu Peak which is the second highest peak in Nagaland. The Dzukou Valley and the Dzulekie stream near Kohima are known for their natural beauty.

Kohima has a moderate subtropical climate and remains fairly comfortable throughout the year. However during the peak of winter, it does get quite chilly. The best time to visit Kohima is during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is comfortable and the place looks beautiful all around.

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About Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep is an archipelago located 200-400 km west of the coast of Kerala in the Arabian Sea. The archipelago consists of 36 main islands, many smaller islands, coral atolls and coral reefs. It is the smallest union territory in India. Lakshadweep means a hundred thousand islands in the local language, Malayalam. Earlier the name Lakshadweepa referred to the three archipelagos in the Indian Ocean the present Lakshadweep, Maldives and Suvadives.

Only ten of the Lakshadweep islands are inhabited and more than 90 percent of the indigenous population is Muslim. The main economic activities are fishing, coconut cultivation and coir twisting. Tourism is an emerging industry. Tourists require an entry permit to visit Lakshadweep; the permit is issued at Kochi (in Kerala). Foreign nationals are allowed only in Kadmat, Bangaram and Agatti islands. Agatti is connected to Kochi by air and sea; in fact Agatti is the gateway to Lakshadweep Islands with the only airport of the archipelago.

Kavaratti, the administrative headquarter is the most developed island. Its attractions include the Ujra mosque, marine aquarium, beaches and water sports. Kalpeni is known for the largest lagoon among Lakshadweep islands; the lagoon is good for kayaking and boating. Minicoy is located in southern Lakshadwep and its culture has affinity to that of Maldives. The language here is Mahl, which is a form of Divehi, the language of Maldives. Kadmat has lagoons both on its western and eastern peripheries. The island boasts of a water sports institute and a diving school. Bangaram is the only uninhabited island open to tourists. A short distance from Agatti Island, it can be reached by speedboat. Scuba diving, coral formations and a variety of fishes are the main attractions of Bangaram.

Absolutely Captivating picture of the Magnificent Himalayas taken at Himachal Pradesh.