Talacauvery - The Birth Place of River Kaveri

Talacauvery is the birth place of river Kaveri, and it is a must visit tourist place in kodagu.River Kaveri known as ‘Jeevanadi’ of Karnataka. Talacauvery is situated in the Brahmagiri hill which lies in the Kodagu district. It is about a distance of 48 kilometres from Madikeri. Talakaveri lies about 1276 metres above the sea level. The entire panorama is scenic and very beautiful and it’s a famous tourist place in Coorg district.

Bhagamandala is 8 kms. before reaching Talacauvery and situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi is said to join from underground. It is considered sacred as a river confluence (kudala or sangama, in Kannada and Sanskrit). 

It is a common practice for pilgrims to take a dip in the sangama and perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Talakaveri, the birthplace of Kaveri.

The Bhagandeshara temple is a famous temple known of Lord Shiva, where Bhagandeshwara (Ishwara), Subramanya, Mahavishnu and Ganapati are installed. Thus this is also known as Bhagundeshwara Kshetra, from which the name Bhagamandala is derived.

How to Reach : 

Through Air

The nearest airport is Mangalore airport, which is 194 kilometres from here. Bangalore airport is about 310 kilometres from here.

Through Train
There is no train route in Coorg district, hence it is a hilly terrain. Mysore railway station is the most convenient which is about 160 kilometres away.

Through Road
From Mysore, the route would be Mysore - Hunsur- Periyapatna- Kushal Nagara-Suntikoppa - Madikeri- Bhagamandala-Talacauvery.

There are State Road Transport Corporation buses that operate between Karnataka and Kerala. Also private buses operates from Madikeri with other cities. The best time to visit this temple would be during Tula Sankrama in the month of October. The rainy season is best avoided but it is very thrilling in rainy season.

Must Visit tourist Places and Travel Destinations in North East India

India is a holy country, it has very religious and traditional places in its all parts. Apart from the popular tourist destinations of India, there are lots of hidden tourist destinations which are equally appealing and boast of their rich, traditional and environmental resources. Here we have some of the must visit tourist places of North East India.
Parasuram Kund: The holy kund
Famous for its traditional and mythological histories, Parasuram Kund is the destination of pilgrimage.

Popular stories connect the kund with Parasuram, one of the most influential sages of ancient India. The kund speaks its own history through the means of a popular story in which Parasuram washed away his sin of slaying his mother by washing his hands in this kund. And since then, this kund has been popularly named as Parasuram kund.

Pilgrims visit the holy place in the month of January during makar sankranti. Other than this kund, the place is also rich in flora and fauna and is the house to the temple of Rukmini, temple of Malinithan, glow lake and the remains of King Bhisma’s palace.

Location: Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: November to February

Walong: The medicinal hot spring

Located 20 km away from the Chinese border, Walong is situated on the western bank of river Lohit in Anjaw district. The mesmerizing place is famous for its hot water spring and the Namti valley. The hot spring is located amazingly at the confluence of river Dichu and Lohit. It is a major attraction of Walong and tourists fly to the place to take a soothing bath in the medicinal water of the hot spring.

Location: Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Haflong: The blue hills and emarald green rivers
Enveloped in breathtaking scenic beauty, Haflong is a hill station in Assam. The place has an untouched and pure beauty which has been the main reason behind its budding popularity.

Haflong is a traditional term in Dimashi language which literarily means white ants hillock. The blue toned hills of Haflong are simply out of this world and offer an unmatched view to the travellers. The secret tourist place of Assam is filled with an aroma of freshness and divinity.

Various attractions like the colorful orchards of pineapple and orange, green rivers, rare species of birds and orchids, draw tourists from far flung areas. Some of the prominent attractions of Haflong are the Vandas orchids in Jatinga, hot water spring at Umrangshu and the remains of Dimasa Kachari kingdom at Maibong. Apart from that, tourists can also engage themselves in outdoor adventure sports like paragliding, gliding and trekking.

Location: Karbi Anglong district, Assam

Best time to visit: October to April

Tawang: The Mystic Beauty
Tawang, a hill station in Arunachal Pradesh is a colorful land that smells of the vibrant Monpa tribe and the enchanting natural beauty. The snow-topped black hills stay covered with floating clouds that sore up to the roads and cut through the hills.
The mystic place shares its border partly with India and partly with Tibet and Bhutan. It is believed that place got its name from the Tawang monastery, which was set up by a horse owner Merag Lama Lodre Gyamtso. The word “tawang” means “horse chosen” (“ta” means “horse” and “wang” means “chosen”).
The major attraction of Tawang, the tawang monastery is the largest monastery in India and definitely worth a visit. Other than this, the place is also famous for cheap shawls and woolen carpets, which are handcrafted in small handicraft shops.
Location: Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: April to October

Shillong: Scotland of East India
The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is regarded as the “Scotland of the east India”. The place is surrounded by an array of magnificent waterfalls like the Elephant falls, Sweet Falls, Beadon Falls, the Bishop’s Falls and many others. Apart from that, the mystic place also boasts of a golf club, which is among the first 18 golf clubs in India.
Other than these, some other major tourist attractions of Shillong are the Lady Hayadari Park and Zoo, Wards Lake, Butterfly Museum and the Umiam Lake.
Location: East khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Best time to visit: April to October.

Bekal Fort - Must Visit Best Beach and Favorite Shooting Spot in Kerala

Bekal is must visit small town on the eastern shore of Kerala state of South India and It is a must visit tourist place and favorite shooting spot in Kerala. Giant keyhole shaped fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and water sport facilities nearby. Kasaragod is a beautiful town poised at the Northern extreme of Kerala State.16 km south of the town on the National Highway, bordered by a splendid beach. Shaped like a giant keyhole, the historic Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers

History sleeps here among the lonely battlements of the Bekal Fort, by the sea shore. The Bekal fort is the largest and the best preserved of its kind in Kerala. This 300 plus years old fort is located on a vast 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea.The tall observation towers of this hill-top fort built in 1502 AD by Ekkary Sivappu Nayak of Bednone, provide a panoramic view of the Lakshadweep sea. 

It was very popularised by Tamil's famous Film Director Maniaratnam shooted his movie 'Bombay' and the song 'uyire uyire'.... here. and it is a famous shooting spot for all Indian movie makers.

Some of the movies/songs shooted here..
Uyire Uyire  from Bombay
Hey..Indha kadhal from Satham Podaathey
Anbe Sugamaa from Paarthaale Paravasam
Adi Kaadhal Enbadhu from Ennavale
Devudu Karunistadani from Prema Katha

Sum Sumne Nagtale from
Minchagi Neenu Baralu from Galipata and lots of film makers coming here....

Bekal Fort is in Kasargod District of Kerala. Kasargod is an hour drive from Mangalore . Bekal Fort is about 30mins in a local bus from Kasargod town.

Must visit Waterfalls and Tourist Spots in Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg ) has lots of tourist places, tourist spots and water falls in its deep forest area. It is a best tourist place near Bangalore and known as 'Scotland of India'. It is a favorite travel destination for summer for its all time cool weather. Abbey falls in Madikeri, Mallalli falls in Somwarpet, Irpu falls in South Kodagu are the well known waterfalls and it has lots of beautiful water falls hidden in its deep forest areas, that which were unrecognized so far. We are here exploring some of that nature's beauty spots.
Abbey Falls 
Most Popular Falls in Coorg. Near Madikeri. Originates from Kootuhole River.
Mallalli Abbi Falls
This falls is the highest water falls in Coorg District and 62 Km away from Madikeri. It is 20 km from Somwarpet towards Kundalli, Kumaralli. Click on the image for detailed trip experience.

Irpu Falls 
50 Km from Madikeri – Near Nagarhole – Lakshmana Theertha River joining Cauvery River.
Hidden Water Falls in Coorg.....
Touristors are known about only the above shown falls in Kodagu. But more waterfalls are hidden in the deep forest of Kodagu. We are exploring some of the them here.

Kabbe Waterfalls
One of the villagers gave us the direction to the falls. To reach the  Balliyatra(Kabbe) falls, one has to trek for over an hour in slippery path. Since the trip was not meant for trek, people were not ready for it. There is place one could see the falls from a distance. We went to that point and enjoyed the beauty of the falls. The falls looked very similar to Bandaje Arbi falls.

Baganamane Waterfalls

Chelavara Waterfalls
Chelavara is known for its huge waterfall. It viewed from the road itself. There is also a way to get down and to the top of the falls. The water level of falls was quite high and we could not really get too close to the falls. My attempts to take a photo of falls in full view went in vain. One wrong step would end ones life. Certainly, there was no necessity to take that risk. 

Devarakolli Waterfalls
Fifteen km from Madikeri on Madikeri – Mangalore road is Devarakolli falls. This falls is on the road side and can be found easily.

Garwale Waterfalls
Garwale is a Village about about 15 km from Madapur, and 35 km from Madikeri. You Can see a Very beautiful Waterfalls on the way of Garwale from Madapur.

Kalyala Waterfalls
'Kalyala Waterfalls' is located off the Madkeri - Mangalore Highway. It is visible from the highway and looks beautiful. Since the driving directions to the falls were known to us from our first visit, we quickly reached the last motorable stretch from where we had to trek down to view the falls. The drive itself is a mesmerizing one, with the greenery around and the narrow and curvy roads. It feels through the drive at every stretch, as though there's something more beautiful in store for us to see! It was a complete feast to our eyes.

Kuppehole Waterfalls
The Kuppehole Falls near Haleri, off the Madikeri-Sunticoppa-Kushalnagar road is in full flow. The roar of the water piercing the eerie silence of the surroundings is bewitching. Muddy water coming down in huge sheets along the woods is a great sight. It joins the Hattihole near Madapur, ultimately flowing into the Harangi resrvoir.

Karike – Treasure of Water Falls In raining season, about 25 water falls welcomes you near karike village near to Bhagamandala, which is Kodagu-Kerala border area. No residents are found nearby as this area is covered with thick forest. The different falls seems to compete in attracting the viewers.

Tourist Places and Travel Attractions in Egypt

Egypt has most interesting places to visit. There are lots of Tourist Places and Tourist Destinations in Egypt. The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world's longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. Travel to Egypt to discover a world of wonder.

Paces to Visit in Egypt
Ancient Memphis 

Pyramids of Giza 
Pyramids of Sakkara 
Pyramids of Dahshour 
Pyramids of Abu sir 
Pyamids of Mydoum 
Pyramids of eleisht
Pyramids of Hawara
Pyamrids of Abu Rawash 
Pyramids of EL Lahaoun 
Pyramids of Hawara 
pyramid of Mazghuna 

The Egyptian Museum 
The Coptic Museum
The Castle of Saladin 
The Old Market "Khan El-Khalili"
The Hanging Church 
Santa Barbara 

Old Islamic Cairo:
Sultan Hassan Mosque 
Refai Mosque

Luxor Temple 
Karnak Temple
The Colossi Of Memnon 
Valley Of The Kings 
Temple of queen Hatshepsut 
Temple Of Medinat Hapu of Ramses III 
Valley Of The Queens 
Valley Of The Nobles 
Temple Of Dendera 
temple of Esna 
Temple Of Abydos

The Castle of Qaitbay 
The Pompeii Pillar 
The Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa 
The Amphitheatre of Kom El-Dikka 
The Montazah Palace Gardens 

The city of Sharm El-sheik
The city of Dahab 
The City of Nuweiba
The City of Taba

Red Sea Coast
Red sea coast 
Monastery of St. paul 
Mostry of St Anthony 
Marsa Alam

Egypt Tourist Attractions

Tourist Places in Mauritius - The White Sandy Beaches

The Republic of Mauritius is a small tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean as is very famous for its white sandy beaches and its calm lagoons. However, tourists visiting Mauritius have a list of tourist destinations which are worth visiting such as Nature Parks and Museums. One of the best places to visit in Mauritius is Port Louis which is the capital city of Mauritius. Port Louis has several historical buildings and even quite a few museums which reflect the lifestyle and traditions of the locals during the British and French occupation. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, Casela Bird & Nature Park, La Vanille Crocodile Park, La Vallee des Couleurs Nature Park, Domaine Les Pailles, Natural History Museum and Blue Penny Museum are few of the main places of interest in the city of Port Louis.
Mauritius will enchant you, will uplift your soul, making you feel that you belong to the chosen few. Every visitor enjoys personal attention. Every encounter is an opportunity to discover a friendly face. Behind each smile lies the promise of a unique holiday. The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers an essential beauty that will compel to return to its shores time and time again. May your stay with us remain engraved in your memory forever.

How to Reach Mauritius

How to reach by air:
For foreign tourists, this is the best and the most viable option for reaching Mauritius. Many international airlines, including well known carriers like Aeroflot, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, and South African Airways, provide air access to Mauritius from major international airports. Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Air Terminal is the international airport in Mauritius. It is situated approximately 3 kms from Mahebourg, and 48kms from Port Louis. The airport has all the necessary features of an international terminal, including duty free shops, restaurant, bars, bank, and a post office.

How to reach by sea:
Being an island situated in the vast Indian Ocean, Mauritius can also be reached by the sea route. Many cruise companies offer luxury cruises to Mauritius from nearby ports like Durban in South Africa. For those who enjoy the sea, there are provisions for catamaran cruises from the island to the nearby island destinations.

Other transportation:
Rail and roadways transport are the other means of conveyance in Mauritius. The well maintained roads are a pleasure to travel on. The local transport includes buses, taxis, and tourist rental vehicles to name a few. Railway links are provided by the Mauritian Railways which links the major cities and towns of the country. Touristplacesinindia.com offers all inclusive online information about how to reach Mauritius and other tourist information about Mauritius.