Munnar - Must Visit Hill Station in Kerala

Munnar is located in South India is located in the east of Kerala bordering with the state of Tamilnadu  at 1600 Mts above sea levelSprawling tea plantations,  winding lanes,  picturisque towns, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar has  covered by tea estates. The mots speaking languages in Munnar are  Malayalam, Tamil, English.
The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji a flower which bathes the hills in blue colour once in twelve years. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi - which towers over 2695 Mts and is an ideal spot for campers who like to do some trekking.

During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favourite tourist place of both; Indians as well as foreigners. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range expose its beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which make the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. 



The alluring bends and curves of Munnar roads will lead you to a wonderful hillstation perched on natural greens.

A hill-top town that received its name from being the converging point of three mountain streams namely Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, the history of Munnar vibrates back to the 19th century. During the colonial era, Munnar was the favorite summer resort of British rulers. Infinite expanse of tea estates, nature- fresh valleys and mountains, flora and fauna of exotic nature, scintillating sanctuaries and flourishing forests.. Munnar is famous for its spectacular estate home stays, beautiful resorts, beautiful waterfalls and  breathtaking valleys.
Kuthumkal Waterfalls
An important tourist attraction at Munnar is the Kuthumkal Waterfalls. The scenic waterfalls, falling from spectacular heights and creating a foggy atmosphere is something worth watching out for.



Munnar- Honeymooners Paradise

Must Visit Best Hill Stations in North India

North India has several tourist places to visit. Lots of cool hill station are the best tourist attractions for this hot summer. Most of the travelers around the world visiting these beautiful hill stations throughout the year.

Shimla

Discovered by the British in 1819, Shimla is the queen of hill stations in India. The green valleys, scenic beauty, colonial architecture and adventure sports and several other tourist attractions are the striking features of this arresting hill station. Shimla is located in Himachal Pradesh, North India.




Kullu is ideally located on the banks of River Beas, which is very picturesque. In ancient times Kullu used to be known as 'Kulantapitha' and this name also finds mention in the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. There are several tourist attractions in Kullu.





Manali 

Snow-capped mountain peaks and the sheer natural beauty of Manali attracts many a tourist every year. The historical temples of Manali have their own unique beauty. Adventurous tourists can indulge in adventure sports such as trekking in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.




Nainital 

Enjoy the beautiful locations and stunning lakes at the mesmerizing hill station of Nainital, Uttaranchal. The colourful markets of Nanital offer goods at reasonable price. 




Surrounded by the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, Ladakh is a fantastic hill station of North India. Its unsurpassed beauty can be best seen in its snow-capped mountains. Ladakh is one of the best hill stations ideal for trekking.


Pahalgam

Plan a visit to Pahalgam, high on aesthetic beauty quotient. In fact it is the most famed hill station in Kashmir valley. Apart from enjoying the scenic beauty of this destination, tourists can pamper themselves with wildlife safaris and fishing expeditions.



Srinagar 
Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, is a heavenly destination whose beauty is simply unparalleled. Its canals, houseboats and Mughal gardens are very popular with tourists. A shikara ride on Dal lake in Srinagar is something which should be a part of your itinerary. The lakes of Srinagar are filled with houseboats, villages, narrow water canals, lotus, vegetable gardens, houses and shops. 




Mount Abu

Overlooking a beautiful lake and encircled by rolling hills, Mount Abu is the only hill station in the majestic Rajasthan. The Dilwara Jain temples in Mount Abu are renowned the world over for their architectural beauty. There are several other tourist attractions in Mount Abu, which leave the visitors enchanted.


North East India - Paradise Unexplored

The alluring land of North East India is one of the most treasured eco-friendly sites in the entire world. This isolated and mysterious land of natural abundance, is still untouched by the outside world.
Cherrapunji is just 60 km from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya.Cherrapunjee is the most raining place in the world. It is also a most beautiful scenic place with green hills and many marvelous waterfalls.

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Kodagu (Coorg) - The Coolest Famous Hill Station in South India

Coorg is praised as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also renowned as ‘Kashmir of South’ due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in range of 3500ft. above sea level. It is one of the best tourist place near Bangalore. Dense teak wooded forests, lush green valleys, breathtaking coffee plantations and undulated challenging mountain ranges make Coorg an exquisite location for the tourist seeking natural scenic spots and challenging treks. 
Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of coffee and tea plantations, orange groves, undulating streets, beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views are what Coorg is a unforgettable tourist destination.
Famous Festivals in Coorg

Huttari ( Harvest festival of Kodagu)
Huttari, which means "new rice" in Kodava tak .Observed on Karthika Poornima(full moon day) (November~December).This marks the biggining of the rice harvest.The kodavas traditionally offer pooja to deities before beginning the harvest .The family along with friends and workers led by one of the women carrying the traditional lamp, go to the fields and cut a few sheaves of paddy. These sheaves signifying fertility, are then woven into garlands and adorn all imprortant plcaes like the main door, prayer room, well.etc..


The week that follows Huttari witnesses rich cultural activities of singing and group dancing like rhythmic and brisk Kolata for the men and graceful swaying of ummatata for the women. Cane reeds are used as swords in the traditional game called periyakali which is played to the tune of beating drums at the village pastures.


Madikeri Dasara
Mercara Dasara, second only to the Mysore Dasara, is celebrated in a unique way with decorated tabloos (Dasha Mantapas or The Ten Tabloos). Traditonal dancers, singers, fun games, archestra, cultural programs are held round the clock. Mainly celebrated at night Mercara Dasara is the right time to rejoice. Music of all kind blend through hill station inducing everyone to dance it out.


Kail Poldu (Kail Muhurtha)
It falls in the month of September, men show of their fine armsand workmanship and invoke the blessings of gods upon their weapons. This marks the end of transplanting in the rice fields and worship use of arms and rededication to the cause of the land


Cauvery Sankramana / Thula sankramana
Celebrated on an auspicious day of Tula Sankramana in the month of October, this festival marks the emerging (taking birth / Theerthodbhava) of Goddess Cauvery (The River) at a place called Tala Cauvery in Bhagamandala. Devoties throng to the holy place from various parts of India.


Coorgie Food

Coorg cuisine is considered one of the most delicious among all the south Indian dishes and a hot favorite of one ,varieties of food are prepared by a typical Coorg family.Rice is the staple food. In a kodava family pork is considered the main dish and it is served on special occasions such as festivals or any other grand events in the family.Traditional dishes include pandi curry (pork),koli curry(Chicken curry),Baimbale curry (tender bamboo shoot curry),Kadambutu (rice dumplings),nool puttu(rice noodles),rice roti etc....



Most Visited Tourist Places in Coorg

Best Tourist Attractions in California, USA

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state. California is having a very exciting vacation destinations with incredible attractions. You'll enjoy a wide array of hotel accommodations conveniently located near California's most scenic highways and byways. Here are the some of the Tourist attractions of the California....





Hollywood
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Disneyland
One of the most enchanting destinations in the world, Disneyland Park features hundreds of attractions, rides, shops, and restaurants filled with magic and entertainment. Here we can enjoy most exciting rides like Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Matterhorn, and Magic Kingdom and Epcot. California Adventure near Disneyland offers family attractions and shows celebrating California's rich culture.



Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is the largest suspension bridge in the world and one of the most famous landmarks of California. It is Connecting San Francisco and Marin County. It is a 4200-foot length bridge, below the radiant orange towers, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the entire Bay Area.


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