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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some top destinations to visit during “Summer Vacations”

Summer vacation is the most common time to get break from daily routines and experience a change. This is the time when schools in most of the countries observe summer holidays, so the kids are free from curricular activities and are looking for a break. There are many charming destinations in India to visit during the summer break but following few are supposed to be top destinations to keep yourself away from the scorching heat of the summers and enjoy a subtle vacation at these places.

Planning a vacation, away from the city's routine life, seems to be the best thing for summers. India, with diverse topography, culture and variety in its climate, has no scarcity of summer travel destinations that can be visited by locals and international tourists. It is observed that summers in India are as enjoyable as anywhere else in the world. Upper northern side and the lower half of the country particularly exhibit some distinguished destinations, which can prove to be perfect places for a summer sojourn. List of summer destinations in India is long enough including serene beaches, cool hill stations, and the recently added eco tourism locations as well as refreshing Ayurveda resorts. For those who are planning a summer vacation in India, here are some amazing options to visit during the hot months. The list includes Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Kulu, Manali, Shimla, Darjeeling, Naitnital, Bhimtal, Kasauni, Mussoorie and the incredible beaches of Goa.

Ooty is south India's most popular hill station, situated in the Nilgiri Hills which is listed among the top notch summer retreats. Spread out along a high plateau it is set among the Nilgiris covered with green forests and valleys, tea plantations, streams and mountains. Summer festivals are arranged specially for the tourists arriving here during summer vacations. Kodaikanal is the most popular hill resort tucked on southern ridge of Palani hills inviting Indian as well as foreign tourists to experience charm of its romantic climate and scenic beauty of the hills. For the visitors from Mumbai and Pune Mahabaleshwar located in the Western Ghats is the perfect summer destination to spend a week along with family or friends.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Make a Fresh Start with a Holiday in Andaman

Andaman is a part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India that consists of over 550 islands. Located near Bay of Bengal, the islands are an ideal tourist destination for those who are seeking a quiet and peaceful place for spending their vacation. Over the past few years, travel companies have been offering attractive Andaman tour packages for travellers who want to explore this region's natural beauty. It also offers a glimpse of a colonial past as Andaman and Nicobar Islands were controlled by the British when they ruled India.

Couples who want to spend some memorable moments together can choose Andaman as their honeymoon destination. There are several honeymoon packages in Andaman offered by tour operators that include the best locations for the delight of newly-weds. Whether it is marvellous corals of North Bay Island or the serene natural beauty of Radha Nagar beach, they can get to explore some wonderful locations that this region has to offer. Stays are arranged in one of the most elegant hotels that have modern amenities and luxurious accommodations.

Travel in Andaman has been made easy with the presence of Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair. It is served by flights of major Indian airlines and tour operators always have their representative for receiving their clients and escorting them to the hotel where their stay has been arranged. Travel companies that offer Andaman holiday packages also include airfares of flights that help their clients to reach Andaman without any worries. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Amazing Aspects Of Manali Tourism

An ancient town near Kullu valley, Manali is a popular tourist destination and is often called the 'Switzerland of India'. Travellers, adventure tourists and honeymooners can find some fabulous places to visit in Manali during their tour. This region has some of the most enchanting landscapes that feature snow-capped peaks, beautiful mountains, Beas River and thick forests. It is also considered as a sacred place, and is visited by plenty of Hindu pilgrims every year. According to the local traditions, Manali has been named after a mythological character called Manu, who survived when the world drowned in flood. Shopping centres at various places in this region are also of great benefit to the ones who are looking for some excellent places to shop for their favorite items. As the Himalayan handicrafts of Manali are famous among tourists, many of them buy prayer wheels, masks, musical instruments and jewellery.

Manali has several attractions for tourists in the form of temples and fascinating natural surroundings. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa, located in the Tibetan area of Manali is worth visiting for travellers. It has a mid-size Buddhist statue and brightly coloured frescoes that would be of great interest for visitors. Those who are in search of places that are of historical significance can visit the Hidimba Devi Temple. It is located at a distance of about 2.5 kilometres from tourist office, and sits amidst a deodar forest. A big festival is held in the month of May in this temple complex. Another interesting part of Manali tourism is Nehru Kund, which is a natural spring of cold and clear water. The first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, used to drink water from this spring during his stay in this region. Vashishtha village, on the left bank of Beas River has hot springs with separate bathing tanks for men and women. Rohtang Pass is another famous attraction of Manali, which provides a spectacular view of peaks, glaciers and Chandra river. Rahala water falls, Solang valley, Arjun cave, Manu temple and Tibetan monasteries are among the other popular attractions in Manali.

Summers in Manali are very pleasant, while the winters are very cold with frequent snowfall. Best time to visit this region would be between the months of May and October. The period from December to February is ideal for people who want to enjoy skiing in this part of the world. Picturesque hamlets, small fields of wild flowers and fruit orchards of this region are also considered as great tourist attractions by travellers. A popular event called 'Winter Carnival' is held in February, which gives a chance for adventure seekers to have a great skiing experience. An expensive sport called Heli-skiing can also be enjoyed around this time of the year. Bhuntar Airport is the nearest for people arriving by air. Nearest railway station for the ones travelling by trains would be Joginder Nagar. Motorable roads connect Manali to some of the major places like Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar and Shimla, which offers great convenience for people travelling by road.