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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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Darjeeling an incredible tourist destination

Darjeeling is remembered for its sprawling tea estates and the adventurous Himalayan railways winding through the rough terrain and slopes. But this incredible destination in West Bengal has many other attractions to its credits. This city tucked on a higher altitude of around six thousand seven hundred feet’s, was initially developed in the British era who loved the place and its refreshing weather. Darjeeling which is the headquarters of the district enjoys a partly autonomous status, with many schools maintaining British school standards, hence attracting students from other parts of India. The culture of this major town in West Bengal is influenced by people of various origins like Tibetan, Nepalese and Bengalese. The hillocks of Darjeeling are part of the Lesser Himalayas with dense evergreen forests of sal and oak. The forests and wildlife of Darjeeling are well preserved in the form of botanical gardens and Zoos. Exclusive wildlife of the region is well nurtured in the parks and sanctuaries. Darjeeling tourism has a great potential enveloped in its many beautiful places of Tourist interest. Some of the best places to visit in Darjeeling can be quoted as follows. .

The Rock Garden 

There are two rock gardens to be visited while visiting Darjeeling one which is known as Barbotey Rock Garden and the other called Sir John Anderson Rock Garden. Barbotey Rock Garden is just ten km away from city center and road going to the garden having sharp turns and descending slopes offers scenic views of the surrounding valley. Unlike conventional gardens it is a multi location landscape spiraled around a waterfall which multiplies its beauty. The terraced garden offers panoramic views of water cascading over the rocks along the mountain slope.

Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley ropeway
This most modern ropeway connects Darjeeling to the Singla Bazaar at the bottom of the valley. This ropeway most popular among the tourists is busy most of the times during peak season. It offers mind blowing views of the surrounding region, while descending to the bottom of Rangeet valley. This ropeway which started with a single car now keeps sixteen cars which ply between North point and banks of Ramman River.

Senchal Lake and wildlife sanctuary

This beautiful lake located just eleven km from the town is tucked on a higher elevation adjacent to Tiger hill is a paradise for nature lovers. A mountain spring is the source of water for this lake and the lake in turn feeds the town. Visitors get mesmerized with the beauty of the lake which is surrounded by dense forest cover having different kinds of trees including around three hundred fifty flowering plants. These dense jungles are popular for a variety of wildlife like Himalayan black bears, leopards and barking deer’s.

Apart from these there are many other Darjeeling tourist attractions like tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, Himalaya mountaineering Institute and the many ancient monasteries, which will make your visit to the destination a memorable one. Darjeeling offering salubrious climate throughout the year is best to visit during summers from April to June. Select your accommodation from the wide range of hotels and hostels offering Luxury and a traditional touch.