Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Leh - The Roof of the World

Leh is the Capital city of Ladakh . It is located at 3505 meters and falls on east of Jammu and Kashmir. It is important not just as a city but also it holds importance as the administrative, cultural and commercial capital. Leh is situated on the Indus shores, and is also one of the most visited Ladakh town. The important monasteries are within 40 kms of distance from Leh. Tourist and travellers, trekkers and adventurers all camp in Leh before setting out for their real adventure. Trekking in Ladakh is a dream of every Adventurer around the Globe. 

It is at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manali. Leh district comprises of Leh town and 112 inhabited villages and one un-inhabited village. The total population of Leh district is 1.17 lacs.


Must Visit Tourist Places in Mysore - The City of Palaces

There are lots of must visit places in Mysore -The Heritage City. Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, located approximately 140 kms far from Bangalore and one of the best tourist place near Bangalore. Mysore is also known as City of Palaces. Mysore is famous for the Dussehra celebrations during which a large number of tourists visit the city. 

In Hindu mythology, stated that Mysore was ruled by Mahishasura a demon and the demon was later on killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari. Till the 15th century the area where Mysore stands today, was known as Puragere. The beautiful fort was constructed in the year 1524 by Chamaraja Wodeyar III. 



Mysore is also known for its rich sandalwood and silk along with the various fairs and festivals which leave a lasting impression on the tourists visiting this city. Brindavan GardensMysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena’s Church, The Art Gallery, Zoo and the Karanji Lake Nature Park are the important sight seeing places in Mysore.



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.

North East India Diary                                  North East India Travel

Andaman - Nicobar Islands: The Naturalist's Heaven!!!

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are best tourist attarction and its a naturalist's heaven. It Situated in the Indian Ocean, in the southern part of the Bay of Bengal, the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands is sprawled over 770 sq km. Acclaimed as one of the finest tourist destination in India, The clean environment, roads, greenery as well as unpolluted fresh air attract all nature lovers. 

The Cellular Jail in Andaman is very famous in British era in India, and now it is a National Memorial tourist place and located at Port Blair. This jail has witnessed the tortures met by the freedom fighters who were imprisoned here. Being built up in 1906 the jail derived the name cellular as the cells were made individually for the prisoners private imprisonment. 






Tourist attractions in Andaman                               Tourist Places in Nicobar

Top Ten Must Visit Beaches in Goa

Goa – A beautiful seashore

Goa is a State of India and located on the western coast of India, Goa is well known for its best sun kissed beaches, churches and temples. You can find beaches everywhere in Goa, whether its North Goa or South Goa. The further you go, the more isolated beaches you get. If you want to enjoy the crowded parties then Baga and Anjuna Beach are the best suited for you. The Beaches Restaurant in Goa offers you shacks for sun bath and are specialized in sea food. Apart from this you can enjoy trance parties, and other big events like Sunburn, Goa carnival etc. Because of these happening parties, water sports and Music carnivals, Goa has got the power to attract vacationers from all over the world. The year 2011 was great year for the Goa Tourism, as the foreign travelers visiting India had Goa on their hit list . The budget hotels and luxury resort in this state have been awarded a number of times.

Famous for Beaches

The combination of beaches and magnificent monuments makes this state a great destination for a perfect holiday in India.Anjuna, Calangute, Baga, Calangute, Dona Paula, Miramar,Bogmalo, Colva, Benaulim etc. are just some of the famous beaches of the state.Goa has always been a tourist hub in India for the Foreign travelers since 1970’s because of stunning beaches, peaceful environment. During Hippie Era i.e 1969 Goa was full of Hippies and they find this place so good, that they never felt like leaving this place, that’s how Goa can mesmerize people.

If you planning to visit goa, don’t miss to visit all these beaches in goa.

Candolim beach

Situated in the north region of Goa, it is therefore becomes the first beach that can be accessed from the capital city Panaji. Candolim-best beach in Goa that attracts peace lovers towards itself as it is untouched by the crowd that comes to Goa. Though not many facilities are available on the beach but it is the perfect place to meditate. Do hire a beach umbrella as it will help you to have a comfortable stay. Also to satisfy the needs of the taste buds, try out the delicious food available in the beach shacks. Besides fishing adventure lovers should try the Water Sports-like, Parasailing and Water skiing.

Palolem Beach

Sobriquet as the paradise beach, it is the most stunning coastline in the whole area is among the Goa’s best beaches. The easy hut accommodation facility has prettified the beach. Here you get a chance to try your hands on some exciting water activities like boat cruises, diving and bike tours. The restaurants offer amazing wine and local attraction fenny along with scrumptious cuisines.

The famous resorts of the area like- Brendon Resort, Alessandra resort are the luxurious options to go ahead with however the easiest accommodation is the beach hut which is your chance to live life like a Goan.



The only Paradise on Earth - Kashmir

As they say beauty is in the eyes of beholder. And that is so true of the Valley. In Kashmir there is as much hidden as revealed. So the Valley has to be seen with the eyes of the soul. These words were very true  that Kashmir is “The only Paradise on Earth”!
Jammu and Kashmir has always remained the most favourite destination with the tourists across the globe. 


How to Reach Kashmir

KODAGU (Coorg) - The Scotland of India

Kodagu is known as ‘Scotland of India’, because of its beautiful nature landscape and it is a  favourite tourist place near bangalore for its cool weather. Kodagu is a very attractive hill station and it is located in the south-western part of Karnataka. Kodagu or Coorg is derived from the local version Kodavu and the people of Kodagu, Kodavas. According to Puranic versions the land of initial settlement was called Krodadesa which later became Kodavu. It is also said that Kodagu is derived from the word Kodava, ‘Kod’means ‘give’ and ‘avva’ means ‘mother’, i.e., Mother Cauvery. The river Cauvery is a sacred river of southern India, rising on , Talacauvery, Brahmagiri Hill in Kodagu District. 
History 
Kodagu was included in the Kingdom of Gangas during 9th and 10th centuries and Cholas in the 11th century. Changalvas were feudatory to both the above dynasties but they were independent till 14th century since Hoysalas overthrew Cholas in the 12th century. Changalvas accepted the supremacy Of Hoysalas from 14th to 16th century. Then Nayakas who later paved the way to the Haleri Rajas of Kodagu ruled till 1834. 

Main Peaks in Coorg
The prominent peaks in Coorg are Kote Betta, Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Tumbe Male. Tadiyandamol (1750 m), Soma Male and Brahmagiri. 



Places to Visit in Coorg                          Hotels in Madikeri

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Bangalore - The Capital City of Karnataka

History of Bangalore 
Once King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara lost his way in forest. He came upon a lone hut in the thick forest where he met an old woman. He is very Hungry and tired and he asked for food, The old woman gave him baked beans ('Benda Kalu' in Kannada Language). The King found this humble meal taste better than the richest fare. To commemorate this incident, he called the place "Benda Kalu Ooru" (place of baked beans). Now, Bangalore is also known as 'Garden City', 'Silicon Valley of India, and 'IT Hub of India'.

Kempe Gowda, known as the founder of Bangalore, played a very important in the shaping of the city. A feudal lord himself, he used to serve under the Vijayanagara Kings. A hunting enthusiast, Kempe Gowda once saw his dog being chased by a hare. Amused as well as impressed up this incident, he started calling Bangalore as 'Gandu bhoomi' (heroic place). He, with the help of King Achutaraya, built a mud fort in Bangalore and inside it founded the towns of Balepet, Cottonpet, and Chickpet. Later, his son got the four watchtowers erected on the boundaries of the city, visible even today.

After India gained independence in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Karnataka. Now Bangalore is a fastest growing cosmopolitan city in Asian Continent. It is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. It is known as ‘Silicon Valley of India because of Bangalore is most popular for its IT Industry. Bangalore is also famous for some of India's premier scientific establishments. Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond for its salubrious climate, gardens and parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, business opportunities, and many more.

Bangalore Bus Station (Majestic)

Information Technology Park, Bangalore
Some of the Attractions in Bangalore

How To Reach


By Air
Bangalore International Airport is 40 km away from the heart of the city, Majestic. It costs about Rs 300 by auto rickshaw and Rs 600 by taxi. Pre paid taxi facilities are available in Airport. Bangalore airport is well connected to almost all airports in India. International flights to major foreign cities are also operated from Bangalore.
By Train
Bangalore Majestic, Bangalore Cantonment (8 km to Majestic) and Yeshwanthpur (10 km away from Majestic) are the three main stations in Bangalore. Bangalore Majestic is connected to all major cities in India.

Sight Seeing Places in Bangalore
Bangalore Palace                    Lakes in Bangalore                 Lalbagh Garden   
Temples in Bangalore             Parks in Bangalore                  Best Hotels in Bangalore