People who don't Travel cannot have a Global view

“People who don't travel cannot have a global view all they see is what's in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.”



The above quote of Martin Yan says a lot about the psychological rewards of traveling. Have you ever wondered how would a life be had you never moved away from your home. It would be awfully monotonous. Traveling once in a while could be a very good way to access the freely available knowledge resources around us. The best part is you have multiple options for travel. You may travel by Road, Sea or Air. But you will have these learning everywhere you go as the masters quote all the time. The reason why saints and mystics have been advising their followers to travel is to allow them to get in touch with the society they live in face to face to see and feel how others live and a natural opportunity to grow by themselves. Taking 100 steps is better than talking about 100 things. It teaches you more. People never realize what they have unless they leave it for a while. It all depends on how to survive when you are out of your comfort zones. You will always seek a place where you feel at home even if you travel far distances because it provides you with energy to go furthermore. But if you get too attached to any place during a travel you lose the whole point of it.  A good traveler keeps moving ahead irrespective of the consequences. A hard core traveler will never get involved in any of the destinations so much that he would never return back. Once he is back after a good travel, he loves his abode more than when he left. Life is also like a journey. If you keep going ahead without stopping at or getting too much involved in everything you come across it could be a lot more fun.      

Different Perspectives of Great Men on ‘Travel’

Every individual has to travel for some or the other purpose in his life. Life would be empty and stagnant without traveling. St. Augustine said “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” He meant that traveling is not just an experience. It is a great source of information which later becomes a part of our knowledge. It involves exploration and discoveries. If you do not travel you would miss out the whole fun. Confucius said “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” By that he may be implying the open mindedness. He may be suggesting us to travel with our receptivity on all the time and not just go somewhere for completing a task or getting something out of the intended work. Sometimes journey is more enjoyable than the actual destination. Like Matsui Basho once said “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”


You can see many people somehow saying the same things in their own words and times. Like Lao Tzu used to tell his disciples, “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” The word arriving says it all. When you intend to arrive somewhere you almost always plan each and everything when you start. But when you do not have a certain destination in your mind or any specific thing at the back of your mind, you travel with an open mindedness in a true sense. When you travel you not just see places. It creates a lasting impression on your mind about your world views. What matters is you should step out of your place so that when you return you are not the same person who had stepped out.  Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living” by Mary Ritter Beard.

Different Perspectives on ‘Destination’

When we say destination, it may have several implications. It has distinct perceptions for every individual. For example what comes to your mind when you hear someone saying Destination? May be it’s a place you may have been to or a house where you might have spent some good time. One thing is common which is present in all such perceptions. A destination isn’t simply a place where you go, more often the one that you would love to go again and again.




 It is of course special to each one of us. But the attributes of its specialty are relative to the varying interests of persons from time to time. People who love peace would like to simply escape from their routine. They will find a peaceful place to get involved in some sort of soul searching. Fun lovers would go for a day trip or an overnight stay may be near a waterfall, a water park or simply a place providing ample possibilities for reunions to get connected with friends or family. Adventure enthusiasts never lose an opportunity to get in touch with nature. They would go places for activities such as hiking, trekking, bungee jumping, rock climbing, Water sports such as river rafting, snorkeling, Para gliding on a river etc. Also the places with pleasant climates which could be sometimes even less known may also qualify to be called a destination. People who read travel blogs and books simply want to go to those places, be there, have food and do all they may have read about. Religious destinations are also on the list of many travelers to get indulged in some kind of spiritual practice.

Very few countries like India provide everything mentioned above if you compare all these different perspectives. And very few travel web portals cater to such an exhaustive list of travelers.

How to source newly discovered destinations online?

We constantly crave for a fresh experience in a true sense when we move out of our houses as avid travelers. We are hungry for destinations which are less known to others yet to be explored completely. There are times in life when we feel as if there’s nothing left which we haven’t explored as a traveler. All that matters to us in such case is a place that has to offer us something unique and exclusive, however farther or nearer it may be to us. All of us are fed up of monotonous spots around us in a common radius which we almost always choose due to lack of time or information conveniently. The options to search untraded places would vary depending on your personal preferences.



Since we communicate through social media invariably irrespective of wherever we are and whatever we do. It has become and inevitable part of our social life. You know that social media is driven by communities. The birds of same feathers flock together. Apparently it sounds to be a brilliant way of connecting to those like minded people who love to explore unknown territories and might be interested in knowing about a few in your vicinity. The means and activities may vary such as trekking, hiking, swimming, riding, etc. So would the communities you would be search for your online networking purpose. You must conduct a search of the people whose interests of outdoor activities match with yours. You will find many such groups and forums online which discuss and share the information on unexplored places. These places would be rarely mentioned in travel guides being less popular and known. You can always ask for the experience of the chosen few who may have been their already and prepare yourself for a new travel experience.

Darjeeling – the land of Golden Himalayas



Darjeeling is a famous city in West Bengal in the northeast India. It is located at an altitude of 7100 ft above the sea level. It is a part of Mahabharata Range which comes under Lesser Himalaya noted for its tea plantations. Another attraction is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site connecting the town with the plains having one of the few steam locomotives in India still in service. 

Darjeeling Himalayan Railways
The British style public schools prevalent in Darjeeling educate students from India as well as a few of the neighboring countries. It was developed when the colonial British administration set up a sanatorium and a military depot in the mid-nineteenth century. 

The tea industry and the famous Darjeeling tea has blossomed a lot since then with the extensive plantations of hybrid black tea and new fermentation techniques implemented by the tea growers in Darjeeling giving it a global recognition and ranking among the most popular black tea producers. Nepalis, Bhutia and Lepcha are the prominent communities found over here reflecting a diverse demographic milieu. Of course there are also a few other mainland Indian Ethno Linguistic Groups in Darjeeling. Travelers visiting the North East India will never miss out on this city. Usually people prefer to spare a whole week to explore this hilly region full of serenity and nature. It is also called as Hill queen. 

There are some great sites in this region. Tiger Hill is famous for its fascinating sunrise views over Mount Kanchendzonga which when glows appears to be a mountain of Gold. Then there is Yiga Choeling Monastery popularly known as the Ghoom Monastery since it is located at Ghum at 8,000 ft 8 kilometers from Darjeeling following the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. 

Batasia Loop is famous too for since the Darjeeling Train spirals around itself and tunnels on the hill. To name a few best places to visit in Darjeeling are Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & PNZ Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Self Help Refuge Centre, Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda & Ropeway, and Mirik Lake. This region is packed with tea gardens and pine forests. If you want to experience this entire thrill contact us for our North-East Tour Package.

Enjoy Enchanting Himachal Pradesh with Travel Hot!



Himachal Pradesh is crowded by Visitors in summers. Being a North Indian State people come here to breathe fresh air and live in a chilled atmosphere. Not only do the Indians, but even tourists from abroad flock over here too on their journey of exploring North India. The people who visit India are always fascinated by the kind of unity in diversity they come across in this huge sub-continent especially in Himachal Pradesh.   
 


At one place you may find some rolling foothills and at others you will find Pine Forests. You will be amazed to know that this is also a famous honeymoon package destination travel companies never miss out on. Shimla, Kullu, Manali to name a few are the major attractions. The apple orchards in Himachal Pradesh are also another point of attraction. There are a lot of adventure sport camps in Himachal. You just have to enroll for one the great activities available here.  You may simply enjoy the panoramic views of the plains of Himachal Pradesh while moving from destination to destination. 
 


You may visit Khajjiar which lies in the western part of Himachal famous as the “Switzerland of India”. And the hill station of Dalhousie named after the then British Governor General which is at an altitude of approximately two thousand meters above the sea level. The principal township of Kangra district, which is also the HQ of his Holiness Dalailama, known as “Daramshala” is also worth a visit. This place has been habituated by a huge Tibetan community where you can witness their unique culture. 

Visiting Himachal Pradesh especially for the first time is more convenient with an all inclusive vacation package offered by Travel Hot which include everything right from Accommodation, Meals, Site seeing and Airport Transfers. All you have to do is apply for a leave of at least one week and Book your Tour online.  

Enjoy Mesmerizing Kashmir with Travel Hot!

If you are planning for a cool hilly destination, you must try Jammu & Kashmir this time. It is a state which is blessed with extreme beauty and serenity. Every Indian or any citizen for that matter must visit J&K at least once in his or her life. It is scenic enough to create some cherish able memories for you in your older days. 

 
It is always to visit destinations like Kashmir in your younger ages. These destinations are equally demanding in terms of physical exertion being on higher altitudes in India. It is the Himalayan Mountain Ranges which attract lots of tourists in this country every year. Additionally these regions have a lot of Historical, Religious and Cultural significance too. There are many great fairs and festivals in Jammu Kashmir. The Vaishnodevi Pilgrims in Jammu come every year for receiving the blessings of goddess “Sherawali” chanting “Jai Mata Di”. There is a Famous Pilgrimage of Amarnath visited by the devotees of Lord Shiva in Kashmir. Being at the peak point of Indian subcontinent in the northern most part of India the climates over here are extremely cool and often unpredictable during monsoons in Kashmir. You can never experience this kind of serenity elsewhere. Kashmir is also an attraction for people interested in long vacations and adventure activities. Jammu and Kashmir tourism includes number of tourist attractions.

 To name a few attractions over here are Dal Lake, Shalimar Baugh, Chashme Shahi, Bahu Fort, Thikse Monastery, Nishatbagh, Nubra Valley, HariParbat, Hazratbal Shrine, Betaab Valley, Shankaracharya Temple, houseboats and adventure & sports activities such as trekking, gardens, monasteries, wildlife and more.


The best way to never miss out on any of these things is to opt in for one of our travel packages like Mesmerizing Kashmir which starting from as low as Rs.11300*only. Book an appropriate Kashmir tour package and start your journey on this paradise on Earth.

8 Travel Suggestions for a Summer Vacation

Always make sure you have a clear plan of what to carry and what not to while journeying during summer season to avoid any hassles.  We have listed here a set of a Few Travel Suggestions before you set off on a Travel during this month of heat.

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1. Take Enough Time to Pack: Avoid final moment packing; it might cause you to forget some essentials that you may perhaps need a lot. It is good to be prepared with a checklist of things you usually need during any short or long journey. Take enough time and think twice before you starting packing things for your journey.

2. Plan your Journey with a Map: Be sure to have a clear Map of all the places/locations where you're travelling, to avoid omitting critical locations which you might regret for not visiting despite being so near your location. Write a list and tick the item right when you have seen that location. You can even add in places as per your time or interest.

3. Begin on Time: If you are moving by airplane, bus or rail start off at the earliest. People who do not set out on a planned journey are never able to start on time and suffer due to last moment haste. It is actually safer to commence early. It is rightly said, all that begins well ends well.

4. Get a Climate Check: Check the Weather Reports of the places you will be travelling during summers to avoid any kind of last minute surprises. Always stay informed about this. These days you use smart mobile devices which provide you with updated information about climate forecasts in various areas.

5. Carry Your Personal Kit: Carry cleanser, Skin lotions, hairsprays, wet wipes, Glasses, Torch, and Towels etc. While traveling you must take a good care of your skin and health. For that you should ensure to take all your prescribed and over the counter medicines too which suit you and come hand whenever required. Also do not forget to check whether they would work in the environments you are planning to apply them. It is also a good idea to get rid of those items which are nearing their expiry dates. Refill them in time before you leave.  

6. Have Enough Water Supplies: If your body is not accustomed to travel in summers, do not forget to carry as much of drinking water as possible with you. This will help you to stay hydrated. One who is not comfortable with plain water may also carry some energy health drinks as well as a change in the taste. It helps when you feel too exhausted or tired. Drink not less than 3-5 liters of water to stay well hydrated.

7. Carry Snacks & Drinks: Load up some nutritious Snacks & Health-drinks such as cookies, dry fruits, lime-water and some power drinks etc. Roadside food items while in car travel can be costly and unwholesome.

8. Vehicle Assessment: If you will be travelling by your own automotive verify the quantities of Petrol, Oil as well as spare parts. It is safer to have a thorough servicing before you leave on a trip since it saves you a lot of headache ahead of time.

Book hotels online, lowest rates assured for domestic hotels and international hotels, deals on hotels all the year around only at Travelhot. We wish you a Happy Travel Experience with us these summers!

Best places to shop in Hyderabad, India

Like every city, Hyderabad has its own specialties for example, Handloom fabrics, Kalamkari, Hyderabadi Lacquered Bangles, Himroo, Lambadi Mirror- Work & exclusive jewelry. This list could be extended if you add Kondapalli toys, Stone & Wood carvings, Bidri & gun metal craft & Pembarthi sheet metal art. Ameerpet, Begumpet, Himayatnagar, Punjagutta and Somajiguda are a few places where you could find these things at affordable rates.




If you are looking for Stone Bangles from Hyderabad you would find them at Super Bangles, Koti & Hyderabad. Brassware is something that could be easily found at Begum Bazaar, one of the largest city markets. In case you want to buy some precious metals, diamonds & pearls, do visit Sultan Bazaar and Mahatma Gandhi Road.


Bidri Crafts

 

A recently popularized art form in Hyderabad is Bidriware. Bidriware in Hyderabad is a Persian Art form. It caters to the customers interested in contemporary or in other words modern accessories & jewelry such as cufflinks, nameplates, vases, ornaments like glass and studded bangles, knick-knacks, ashtrays, trinket boxes, plates, bowls, Huqqa bases, etc. The shining silver and brass inlay work in Bidriware is unparalleled to any other metal wear. You may find Bidriware shop Hyderabad at Bidri crafts.

Additionally the Andhra Tourism offers you ‘Gnapika’ – the souvenir & handicraft shops to buy Hyderabad Souvenirs.  Go to Lion India at Banjara Hills, if you are interested in specifically purchasing Indian Souvenirs in Hyderabad.  Some large shopping malls over here offer you a never before shopping experience. You simply name any international brand for perfumes, designer wear, jewelry, or fashion accessories and you get it here.

If you are planning a trip to Hyderabad and are a shopaholic, do not forget to visit some of the brilliant markets in this city such as Basheerbagh, Abids & Nampally. You can buy pearls from Hyderabad, ethnic stuff such as traditional artifacts, handicrafts, jewelry and also products from internationally reputed brands under one roof.

Thane: An Enchanting Beauty surrounded by Lakes

Thane is an ideal getaway for all those individuals looking out for taking a much-needed break from their hectic lives. It is popularly known as the City of Lakes. This city got this nickname because it is home to over 30 lakes. Citizens of Thane are proud of their cuisines and culture. There are a plethora of attractions in city, but its lakes are primary attraction amongst visitors. Following are some popular beaches of Thane:

Kelva Beach

Kelva Beach:

Listed amongst the largest beaches in Maharashtra, Kelva Beach is an immensely popular tourist destination in Thane. This beach is spread over an approximate distance of 7 Km. In the surrounding
area of this beach, you can find Kelva Fort & Sheetaladevi temple.

Upvan Lake

Upvan Lake:

It is amongst the immensely visited beaches in this region.  Surrounded by the majestic Yeoor Hills on one side, this beautiful lake is a must-visit for every traveller. If you intend to spend some calm & serene moments with your family & friends, then you should definitely visit Upvan Lake.
If you intend to make your trip to Thane a memorable experience, then you should get in touch with Travel Hot, which is a leading holiday package service provider. Since, Travel hot is in the industry for a long time now, so you can rely upon us. We strive regularly for ensuring maximum customer satisfaction by offering pinnacle level customer services. 

Accommodation in Thane:

Thane is home to a plethora of hotels & resorts. If you are visiting here for the first time, then it is essential for you have know-how about hotels in Thane. This will go a long way in making your trip to this place a hassle-free experience. If you intend to stay in a luxury hotel in Thane, then Travel Hot definitely come in handy.

Visit Scenic & Visually Appealing Ooty Attractions


Udhagamandalam (Ooty), fondly referred as the ‘Queen of hill stations’, is an immensely popular hill station in India. Situated at a distance of approximately 105 Km from Coimbatore, the height of the hills in this region varies anywhere between 2280 and 2290 meters. There are plenty of Ooty attractions which you would like to visit, but this is not practically possible, particularly if you are here on a short trip. This is one of the reasons why this article can come in handy to help you with some of the best attractions in this hill station.

Botanical Garden, Ooty
Botanical Garden:
Botanical Gardens are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ooty. Spread over an approximate area of 50 acres, these gardens lie on the slopes of Doddabetta peak. Positioned 2623 meters above the sea level, Doddabetta is the highest peak in Ooty. If you intend to spend some calm and serene moments with your loved ones, then you should stop your search and enjoy the natural beauty of Ooty botanical garden
 
Kalhatty Falls, Ooty
Kalhatty Falls:
Located on the slopes of Kalhatty, the Kalhatty falls are situated at a distance of approximately 13-Km from Ooty. Also referred as the ‘Kalahasti Falls’, you can notice a cascading effect as the water falls down from the height of 122 meters. 
 
Doddabetta Peak, Ooty
Doddabetta Peak:
A visit to Doddabetta Peak will change your impression about this place. This paradise on the Earth is highly revered among tourists across the world. This destination stands at an approximate distance of 8,650 feet, which makes it the highest peak in Southern India. 
 

United-21 Paradise, Ooty

Accommodation in Ooty:
If you are planning to stay in Ooty, then you can avail holiday package of Travel Hot, which has amassed reputation in this industry for offering pinnacle level quality services. Finding an accommodation in Ooty and staying in this hill station becomes a hassle-free experience if you rely on the services of Travel Hot.

Enjoy the Charm & Visual Appeal of Mahabaleshwar


Situated at an approximate height of 1470 meters high, Arthur’s point got its name from Arthur Mallet who was the first individual to build a house here. The arrangement of rocks in this area is often compared to the immensely popular Grand Canyon of Colorado situated in the United States. The desolate deep valley Savitri on the left side & the not so deep green valley on its right side are visually appealing. The Arthur’s sea is the only point you can get to see the geographical view of Deccan & Konkan.
Babington Point
Babington Point:

It is one of the most popular Mahabaleshwar attractions. Positioned at an approximate height of 1294 meters above the sea level, this mesmerising place is bound to leave you awestruck. It is a meandering natural path that passes through some of the most beautiful and visually appealing sceneries you’d ever come across. The landscape around this point is unmatched. This is one of the reasons why tourists from different parts of world visit here every year. The impeccable Mahabaleshwar climate adds to the beauty of this place. Visiting this place and enjoying the enchanting environment is one of the best things to do in Mahabaleshwar.

Mumbai Point
Mumbai Point:

The Mumbai Point is an immensely popular Sunset point in Mahabaleshwar. This place is ideally suited for picnicking and spending some fun-filled moments. The Mumbai Point is officially known for viewing the sunset near the valleys of Mahabaleshwar. This is one of the oldest points in this hill station.

If you are visiting Mahabaleshwar for the first time around, then you would have to perform thorough research about this place. When it comes to stay in Mahabaleshwar, you can trust Travel Hot, which is a leading holiday package service provider. Listed amongst the leading service providers in India, Travel Hot is revered for always meeting the expectations of customers

Visit Kodaikanal for Experiencing its Beauty from Close Quarters

Kodaikanal

Popularly referred as ‘The Gift of Forests’, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous hill stations in India. Located in the eastern hills Western Ghats, this destination is a popular getaway of tourists from different parts of the world. Positioned approximately 2,133 meters above the sea level, Kodaikanal is also home to Kurunji Flower, a rare flower that blooms once in every 12 years. The area primarily comprises of grasslands, meadows and thick forest cover consisting of Eucalyptus, Cypress, Acacia, and Pear trees. The climate in Kodaikanal is primarily cool and pleasant throughout the year, which makes this place an ideal destination for honeymoon and young couples. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from October to February month. 
 

Kodaikanal is home to a plethora of attractions, so you may have to stay here for at least 3-4 days in order to cover most of its prime attractions that are worth visiting. You can avail holiday packages of Travel Hot to get rid of accommodation related woes on your visit to Kodaikanal. The best aspect of getting holiday packages from Travel Hot is that then you don’t have to spend time searching for resorts in Kodaikanal.
 
By Air:
Madurai is the nearest airport to Kodaikanal. It is situated at a distance of 120 Km.
By Train:
Most tourists take the rail route and get down at Kodai road, which is situated at an approximate distance of 100 kilometers from the main town of Kodaikanal. You can also get a train to Kodaikanal from Palani station, which is situated at a distance of 64 Km.
By Road:
You can reach here through private bus or taxi services. Though these options might seem a tad bit expensive, but these modes of transport can easily take you to the desired destination.

Dolphin’s Nose: A Scenic Destination in the Lap of Nature

Dolphin’s nose

In order to reach the Dolphin’s nose, you would have to travel approximately 8 Kms from the bus stand. You would have to cross Pambar Bridge near levinge stream. A rough curve rounds the hill side which leads to a point where a flat rock projects over a deep 6600 feet steep fall. This is Dolphin’s nose. On your way to this place, you would come across majestic views of plains and steep rocky eascarpeints called rolling hills. If you are an adventure lover, then you should definitely consider visiting this destination. It is heavenly destination for all those individuals who love adventure activities. 
 
The area surrounding this destination is a favourite hangout amongst hikers. It is one of the most popular things to do in the Kodaikanal. It is allowed near the falls, but it is essential for you to undergo medical examination in order to avoid problems in future. You can even consider hiking with a bunch of professionals. The first-hand experience of professional hikers will help you avoid possible hazards. There are various paths wherein you can hike, but if you’re a first-time hike, then you should choose a path accordingly. 
 
If you are visiting this destination for the first time around, then you can perform some background research about this place. Here, you can make your trip a memorable experience by visiting Kodaikanal attractions like Dolphin’s nose. In order to avoid accommodation woes, you can take assistance of professional holiday package service providers. The best aspect of availing services of such companies is that you don’t have to worry about their quality because they are in the industry for many years now and their brand has grown considerably with each passing year.

Visit Kodaikanal to Reminisce the Experience for an Entire Lifetime


Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a mesmerising city in the hills of Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The literal meaning of Kodaikanal in the Tamil language is ‘The Gift of Forest’. This place is home to numerous scenic destinations, which draws plenty of visitors. 

Following are some popular Kodaikanal attractions:

Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal
Berijam Lake:
Located at an approximate distance of 21Km from the bus stand, this lake is surrounded by Upper Palni Shola Forest Reserve hosting a large range of flora and fauna. Some of the extremely beneficial medicine plants available here include Digitalis, Dioscorea are Pyrethrum. Large number of initiatives has been taken for protection of this lake. Berijam Lake’s major enemy is pollution in the surrounding, which has to be tamed at any cost. This place is considered as one of the most popular attractions in Kodaikanal. 
 

Bryant Park, Kodaikanal



Bryant Park:
Named after a British Officer Glenn Bryant, this park holds an annual flower and vegetation show. This show attracts large number of tourists from different parts of world. There also stands a glass house in the garden which hosts a wide collection of flowers, ferns and other plants. The glass house in this park hosts an annual horticulture show every year in May month.

Shenbaganur Museum



 Shenbaganur Museum:
Beautifully placed in the city of Kodaikanal, Shenbaganur Museum is an immensely beautiful depicting rare piece of architecture from the Southern India. This museum also houses a wide collection beautiful flowers and bird species, which enchants the senses of every visitor. 

If you are visiting this place for the first time, then you would have to research for the same in advance. This will save you from various hassles during the course of your trip. Additionally, you should consider taking assistance of holiday service providers such as Travel Hot. These holiday providers such as (United-21 Resort, Kodaikanal) ensure absolute comfort & luxury to make your stay a memorable experience.