Splendid North East – 2

Few days will certainly not suffice if one is planning to go on a vacation to North-East. The North-East is a great holiday destination in India. Around a week would be at best because there’s so much to explore and so little time that one has to plan their itinerary judiciously. TravelHot does a splendid job for you when you decide to tour the Splendid North-East. After your arrival at NJP (New Jalpaiguri) railway station or IXB (Bagdogra) airport, the first place of your visit will be Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. The main attraction of the capital is Tsomgo Lake – considered sacred by the local people. The fascinating aspect of this lake is the location: Mountains covers the background, the lake touches the foot of these mountains. Visitors will also see the most beautiful waterfalls. Traveler seldom sees such Leisure Vacations in this part of the country not realizing how much they gain.
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A Waterfall in Gangtok

Pelling is the next stop in the itinerary. This place has many waterfalls and is predominantly Buddhist so it’s very likely one may stumble upon some Buddhist Monasteries. The Institute of Tibetology also known as Namgyal Institute of Tibetology showcases the history of Sikkim and artifacts associated with Sikkim Culture.

Darjeeling is another place that is famous in rest of the country. One thing that is well-known is the world-famous Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling offers many things to see and do and there are some must-visit places: The most famous attraction and perhaps the first thing on the list is Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. UNESCO has designated it as a World Heritage Site. The Toy Train runs from Jalpaiguri Railway Station and Darjeeling. The path which the train takes is breathtakingly beautiful and one will not be able to experience it elsewhere.
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Toy Train Darjeeling

Tiger Hills offers the best sunset. Most of the tourists view sunsets over the sea as its easily viewable. The view of the sun setting behind the hills is unlike anything. This is the most famous peak of Darjeeling and come what may, one should not miss the viewing experience of the sunset.

Observatory Hill offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. It offers a magnificent view of the snow-clad peaks. On a clear whether, visitors will be able to view many peaks in the backdrop.

Another attraction of this city is Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. People from world over come to receive training at this institute to learn new skills or to perfect their existing skills. They challenge themselves in scaling the great peaks in the vicinity and then ultimately conquer Mount Everest. Many try to scale this mountain but only few succeed.

If traveling takes out most of your energy, then Senchal Lake will surely revitalize you. Senchal Lake offers a picturesque view of the surrounding. It is a treat for nature lovers. Especially for those who love to spend some time in natural surroundings.

Japanese temple is also worth seeing - a popular tourist attraction. It was built by one of the Japanese Buddhist Monks.

In the end of the day you may want to go shopping and carry with you home some memories and things that are truly North-East.

Scintillating South

India has many places where one can go for a vacation. If one wants to experience a change of weather from hot to cold, they can head up north or to the North-East. If one wants to experience the magic of India, rich in culture and food, one can head towards the south of the country. What has the south to offer? Many things, besides offering same ancient architectures –the south has places Mysore. Ooty, Hampi etc. Where should one start if he or she decides to head to the south for vacation? TravelHot.in provides some great discounts for air ticket booking online and some holiday packages in India.

One thing may instantly pop-up in one’s mind when one thinks about South is Kerala also popularized by calling it God’s own country! We will be talking more about places other than Kerala. The state of Karnataka was ruled by dynasties in the past. These eleven dynasties gave a distinctive identity to the culture synonymous with the state.

The first thing that comes to anyone’s mind when thinking about Karnataka is Bangalore – the Silicon Valley of India. Contrary to popular belief, one may not expect to see much in a bristling metropolis like Bangalore. The opposite is true when you come across places like: Lal Bagh which houses the famous glass house, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, HAL Aerospace Museum, Bangalore Aquarium and many more. Bangalore has a mix of both for the first time traveller, a fascinating intertwining of the old and the new.

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Elephant Stable - Hampi

The next place after Bangalore is Hampi – the former capital of the once powerful Vijaynagar Empire. Hampi has some impressive architecture of the Dravidian empire. All of the architecture was carved from stone. Travellers will find everything from the Stone Chariots to the Elephant Stables and many more. Some structures lay in ruins while some of them are intact. The entire temple complex of Hampi is a treat to the eyes. It’s a treasure-trove of learning for the history buff.

Any trip to any part of the state cannot be completed by visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary. Bandipur National Park is a protected wildlife reserve. The sanctuary houses several endangered species.

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Mysore Palace
Next on the list is Mysore - a city that houses the famous Mysore Palace. Mysore Pak is a sweet that is unique to the city and there are many more things to it that are uniquely Mysore.

Shimoga is another place bestowed with natural beauties. Tourists will be in awe with places like Kodachadri, Honnemradu, the famous Jog falls, Kundadari, Dabbe Falls just to name a few are places of great natural wonders.

The list isn’t exhaustive as the state of Karnataka offers much more for the ubiquitous traveller irrespective if the person is a domestic or an international traveller. The places in Karnataka have that mysticism that puts everyone in awe for the things it has to offer. From the ancient to the modern to the natural, one will not get enough of what Karnataka gives – a lifetime of memories and something to talk about your experiences!