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AMRITSAR

The city of Amritsar is a glittering showcase of compound traditions and secular culture. A thriving city with important devout centers and historical sites Amritsar exhibits a glorious past, magnificent present and a hopeful future. A significant city of Majha region, it has been entitled the prestigious title of the jewel of Punjab. A prosperous depository of national heritage and religion, it has been renowned as the abode of all merits. 

A synonym of Sikh religion, every pious Sikh desires to be hallowed with a pilgrimage to Amritsar and to have a divine bath at the Golden Temple. A visit to Amritsar is supposed to cleanse the soul of the pilgrim. An embodiment of Sikh belief, the core of Punjab’s political affairs, an opening to the Gulf Countries, a watchful sentry at the Indo-Pak border, Amritsar adorns a remarkable position in the Indian subcontinent. 

An icon of confrontation against the British despotism and the nucleus of Akali movements, Amritsar recalls the fierce onslaught of the Muslim invaders of the medieval India. Amritsar is like a lozenge with many features. The indispensable strength of the city lies in its effervescent monuments, sacred temples, pretty shrines and most of all in its folk arts and the tasty cuisine. 

Blessed with a sociable and hospitable people, who are, reliable, casual, and jovial with a wonderful enthusiasm. They are fond of good cuisine, good dress and all the good amenities in life. Amritsar is not just an ordinary Indian city bestowed with tremendous attractions, on the other hand it displays a stunning elegance and a lifestyle. In spite of its modern outlook, the city still preserves and emanates a vital and enriching uniqueness.

TOURIST VISITING PLACES : 

1. Golden Temple                                                  
2. Jallianwala Bagh
3. Durgiana Temple
4. Wagah Border.

 

the golden temple at amritsar

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ANDAMAN NICOBOR

HAVELOK                                                                                          havelock radhanagar beach
Havelock Island is the recommended island and hub
of all tourist activity.Located 57 kms northeast of Port Blair,
Havelock has the most spectacularwhite sand beaches,
rain forest canopies, turquoise waters and fantastic
coral reefs. The two main beaches here are the Vijaynagar Beach
(Beach No. 5) and the Radhanagar Beach (Beach No. 7) –
the latter has been rated as the Best Beach in Asia. 

 

EXOTIC ANDAMANandaman picture
Located in the Bay of Bengal and measuring 700 kms from North to
South is a sprinkling of 572 alluring Islands of which only 36 are inhabited.
Part of the Indian Sub- Continent and known as the Andaman
and Nicobar Islands, these undulating isles hold a rustic and
ethereal charm that remains unfazed by time.

 

 

 

CELLULAR JAIL
From 1896 the construction of Cellular Jail was started and andaman picture
it was completed in 1906 with 698 cells. The Jail was constructed
with three storey high seven wings with 698 isolated cells.
The motive of the Islands was to hold captive the supporters
and allied members of the Revolt of 1857, especially of the
Mughal Royal family was later extended to hold the Political
Prisoners of the Indian Freedom Struggle by the East India Company.

 

 

CORBYN'S COVE BEACH
This beach is very nearer to the main city Port Blair in Andaman
and Nicobar Islands. A pretty looking lagoon, gentle waves,
a nice safe cove and a clean and soft beach surrounded by
coconut trees nearby and hills and tropical forests beyond. 
Corbyn's Cove, the coconut palm flanked beach is ideal for sun basking. 

 

 

andaman pictureN0RTH BAY ISLAND
North Bay (Coral Island) is accessable from Port Blair via ferry.
The treasures of these coral islands are unforgettable. As the
underwater world comes alive, one forgets that there is a less
perfect world outside, so engrossing are the vast expanses of
colorful corals, fish and vegetation.

 

 

 

 

ROSS ISLAND
Ross Island, which is accessible from Aberdeen Jetty through a                           ross island
boat ride, is situated at the entry region of Port Blair harbor. Ross
Island, once the administrative head quarters of British Colonial
Rulers, still bears the ruins of a Church and cemetery. It was during
the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township.
Many reminiscent of old British regime are still alive in this
stunning Island.

 

 

 

 

viper islandVIPER ISLAND
Viper Island is very near to Port Blair and was the site of the old
Jail where the British used to harbor convicts and political prisoners.
Viper Island is a beautiful tourist destination and can be approached
by harbor cruise originating from Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. This
Island was part of the great Indian independence history and had
witnessed the sufferings and sacrifices of Indian national
involved in freedom struggle.

 

 

 

BARATANG ISLAND
Baratang Island is a large undulating island of approximately 80
sq kms located due west from Havelock Island. It lies in a creek
between the two large islands of South Andaman and Middle
Andaman, and forms a ‘bridge’ between the two. The island is
geologically significant and boasts natural marvels –
mud volcanoes and limestone caves.


 

neil island

NEIL ISLAND
Neil Island is situated 36 kms east of Port Blair or 18 kms                               
east of the Havelock Jetty. Daily ferries connect Port Blair
to Neil Island as well as to Havelock. Neil is a much
smaller island than Havelock. It is a comparatively flat
island, and much of the landmass was deemed suitable
for paddy cultivation. Beaches ring the shores of Neil,
and its 5 villages. It is easy to while away a day
exploring this neighboring island.




jolly buoy at andamanJOLLY BUOY

Jolly Buoy Island, in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National
Park offers breath taking corals and amazing marine
life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling and for basking
on the sun kissed beach and getting that fabulous tan.
Regular day trips ply from Port Blair to this island at
present, however no night stays or camping is allowed here.

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ANDHRA PRADESH

ABOUT ANDHRA PRADESH : Andhra pradesh is the 5th largest state in India and the largest in South India. more than 600 tourist locations, Geographically located in the South - eastern part of the country, the second largest coast line in the country, 1000 years of history and pilgrimage centers of every major religion of India, Andhra Pradesh attracts number of tourists in India. 3.2 million visitors visit the state every year.
The weather is mostly tropical. June to September are the monsoon months and travel is not advised during this time. November to January are the best time to visit. 

TOURIST VISITING PLACES :

Visakhapatnam
Tirupati
Hyderabad

Visakhapatnam : Visakhapatanam is a Tourist Haven! There are nukber of places of tourist interest in Visakhapatanam right from temples and Buddhist sites to nature spots and beaches.

Tourist visiting places in visakhapatnam : 


Araku Valley
Borra Caves
Dolphin's Nose
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Ramakrishna Beach
Rushikonda 
Simhachalam
The Vuda Park

Araku valley : Araku Valley is situated at a distance of 112 km. from Visakhapatanam, The journey to Araku Valley on the Eastern Ghats with thick forest on either sides is itself highly interesting and pleasant. Government Silk Farm with Mulberry gardens is the live examples to know the socio-economic conditions of the area. Araku is one of the most important tourist destination in Andhra pradesh. A plesant hill famous for its scenic gardens with lush green nature, valleys, waterfalls and streams. 
The biggest attraction of the Araku is Tribal Museum, One must experience the climatic conditions and the natural beauty of this Valley. The natural beauty of this valley comes alive with the aboriginal tribes who dwell here and who have to this day kept their tradition and culture alive. About 19 tribes inhabit this area. the Dhimsa dance, an age-old folk dance normally performed during 'I tikala pongal's is now offered in tourist's packages everyday.

Borra Caves  : 90 km. from Vizag. On the way to Araku valley, Borra Caves house spectacular, million-year-old stalactite and stalagmite formations, While the formations resembling mythological characters are an added attraction, illumination of the visual feast. The nature made Borra Caves are a million and odd years old and said to be discovered by William king in 1807. The river Gostani, beautiful hills and valleys surround these caves. The local tale says, the tribals discovered the caves,When a cow fell into the caves through the hole of the cave. 
These caves are said have their origin from the river Gosthani. It was said, due to the flow of the river Gosthani through the layers of lime earth, the caves were formed, over the course of millions of years, The 300 ft. thick roofed Borra caves spread km. p[resenting a mind - boggling and breath - taking display of naturally sculpted splendor. This is truly a worth seeing. 

Dolphin's Nose : Famous landmark in Visakhapatnam and one of the most popular tourist attractio9ns in Andhra Pradesh, Dolphin's Nose, the huge rocky promontory with a cliff rising 174m above the sea. The shape of the rock resembles a dolphin's nose. Facing the cool, blue ocean massive hillrock, also known as black mores hill.Every year thousands of tourists from the different parts of the world come to this site to witness its beautiful natural location. The mammoth rocky shelters the harbour, from where manganese and iron ore are shipped out. it also serves as the head quarters of Eastern naval Command.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park : It is situated in Visakhapatnam amidst the scenic Eastern Ghats of India. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located amidst Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnaml, Andhra Pradesh, India. This Zoological Park is named after The Former Prime Minister Of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It was declared open to the public on 19th May 1977. It covers an area of 625 acres.It is surrounded by Eastern Ghats on 3 sides and Bay of Bengal on the fourth side. Nearly eighty species of animals numbering to about eight hundred are present in the Zoo. The zoo Park has different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds caged intheir natural ambiance. The Zoo Park is about 4 kilometres from Visakhapatnam railway station on the National Highway 5(India) near Mathurawada.
It is open to public on all days of the week except Monday. 

Ramakrishna Beach : This beach is one of the main beaches of Vishakhapatnam and is situated right along the start of Vizag's marine drive & commonly called as RK Beach and is one of the happening places. Many recreational places like submarine museum, Visakha Museum, Aquarium. War Memorial, statues of eminent personality and many more all lined up along this beach. Deriving its name from the Loard Ramakrishna. This beach was surprising clean. 

Rushikonda : The beautiful Rushikonda beach is Vishakhapatnam with golden sands and vast stretch of water is the best beach in Vizag. Rushikonda Beach, an ideal location to engage in water sports, is spectacular with its golden sands and the tidy waves of Bay of Bengal. It attracts a huge crowd of tourists day by day and many of them enjoy swimming, water skiing and wind surfing. Andhra Pradesh Tourism has built up this beach & tourist complex. This tourist complex is well maintained with a lodge, individual cottages, a restaurant and other amenities.  

Simhachalam : Simhadri or Simachalam temple is Hindu temple located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to the incarnation (Avatar) of Vishnu known as Narasimha(the man-lion). It has been hailed as the most famous and the best sculptured shrine Millions of devotees from round the world visit this temple every year . It has Sri Varahalakshmi narasimha Swamy as the presiding deity. Simhachalam temple is known as the second richest temple (after Tirupati) for over here steadily growing and this is the west facing temple. According to religious belief, An east facing entrance brings prosperity while the west facing one brings victory. 
There is a Trekking route available for trekking lovers from Madhavadhara side, two hours climbing to temple premises with steep natural stone steps and a beautiful view of Vizag city and at the other side the temple view from hill top. 

The Vuda Park : It is Popularly known as Taraka Rama Park, This park has been named after the Former Chief Minister Of the State, Visakhapatnam Urban Development authority looks after the maintenance of this park. Vuda park is one of the sinhgificant park of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Vuda park is one of the most eminent tourists attractions in the city of Vizag. This amusement park offers many fun filled rides and people can enjoy the various kinds of water sports available. People also engage themselves with other activities like horse riding, skating, boating and camel riding. Many tourists crowd this place daily. The chief attraction of this park is its dancing fountain. 
It is a leisure park where tourists come with their families to have a day of fun and enjoyment. People often come here for evening as well as morning walks. Vuda park, Visakhapatnam is situated in lush green environs. This beautiful park abounds in flower gardens, long lawns and a well maintained children park. Swimming and boating can also be done in the artificial water bodies of the park. the park provides each and every facility to the people. It is a landmark place in the history of Visakhapatnam tourism.
Vuda park, also called Taraka Rama Park was named after former Chif Minister of Andhra pradesh Sri N T Rama Rao. The park is Develped by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority near The Rama Krishna Beach in Visakhapatnam. The park is one of the best places in the city to enjoy with family in weekends. With a green playfield, artificial caves, beautiful long lawns, flower gardens, and a children park, bosting and swimming facilities makes this park a good place to spend time. Children can spend their time in a 3000 plastic ball coverage.
The roller skating rink is one of the highlighted feature of the park. The park is equipted with international class skating rings which is one of its kind in the country. In fact, This skating ring is one of the venues for the 32nd national games held in the city. Expert faculties in sports will be available from 9 am to 8 pm. to train the tricks in skating. The Vaisakhi open air auditorium is the place where musical concerts are held. Musical classes in classical telugu are often organized here by Vaisakha kala Vedika trust. 
The musical fountain which Zooms up colorful water to the tune of a cool background music is another attraction. Played daily at 6:30 pm. The musical fountain has an entrance ticket of a mere Rs. 5/- with which you can stay for unlimited Time.  

Tirupati : Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres north west of Tirupati in Tirumala hills at an elevation of 853 metres. Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and Cultural City located in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in Rayalaseema region. It is located at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats at a distance of 550 kilometres south of Hyderabad, the capital of the state, 250 kilometeres east of Bangalore, and 150 kilometres north of Chennai. Tirupati City itself has several temples and is famous for its red wooden toys, copper and brass idols. Also. the city is a major economical and education hub in the southern region of the state.  

Hyderabad : Is the capital and largest city of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was ruled by the Qutub Shahis, Mughals and the Nizams which shaped up its history. The city is noted for its monuments which includes the masterpice of Charminar and the fort of Golconda. There are multitude of masjids, temples, churches and bazaars in the city. Tourism industry forms an important role in the economy of Hyderabad. 
TOURIST VISITING PLACES :
Charminar : One of the major historical sites worth visiting in the city of Hyderabad is the Charminar. Situated in the heart of the city, Charminar stands at the height of 46m and is popularly called the Arc de Triomphe of the East. The monument was built in 1591 AD by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. The history of the monument establishes Charminar as an important symbol of brotherhood and communal harmony. 

Husain Sagar Lake : Husain Sagar Lake was built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah in 1575. it is a large artificial lake which connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. In the lake on an island there is a lager-than-life size statue of the Buddha take tourist across the lake to the island, on which the statue rests. The statue looks aboulutely beautiful at night when it is illuminated. The Lumbibi park surrounding the statue boasts of musical fountains. 

Salar Jung Museum : Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad has a rere collection of beautiful pieces of fine arts, tapestries, jade artifacts, weaponry, sculpture and much more. The third largest museum in India. Salar jung museum is named after Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III who was the prime Minister of the 7th Nizam of Juderabad.Raja Ravi Varma's paintings and furniture collection from the time of Napolean. The museum also has a great collection of Qurans (holy book of Muslims) from across the world in different fonts and proportions. The various clocks in the clock room of the museum show you time in style.

Nehru Zoological Park :  is the official Zoo of the Hyderabad city. The zoo is a habitat for variety of animals that live here without any fear and under right supervision. The inhabitants of the zoo include Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Tigers, Antelpes, Leopard Cats, and Hedgehogs among many others. 

Ramoji Film City : It is popular tourism and recreation centre, Containing both natural and artificial attractions including and amusement park. The Ramoji City in India is the world's integrated film studio complex at over 2,000 acres of land, situated near Hayathnagar in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Every year, the studios attracts over a million tourists, and the complex creates revenues in billions of rupees. The vintage Film City coaches shuttle visitors around the studios on a guided tour. There are several settings in the studios which lead the visitors from streets Mauryan Empire of the Mughal Empire of even the American Old West. There's also the famous Hollywood sign displayed on the hills at the studios. 

 

 

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ARUNACHAL PRADESH

    ARUNACHAL

 

ENTERING PROCEDURE

Arunachal Pradesh being a Protected Area, tourists are required to get an Inner Line Permit( ILP )/

Protected Area Permit as follows :-

I.   For Domestic Tourists

Inner line Permits are issued by the Secretary (Political),Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar

and respective Deputy Commissioner and Additional Deputy Commissioner of the Districts. These can also

be obtained from Resident Commissioner's office/ Liaison Offices located at New Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati,

Shillong, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, North Lakhimpur, Jorhat.

II.   For foreign tourists

The foreign tourists can obtain the Protected Area Permit from all Indian Missions abroad, Home Ministry,

Govt. of India and Home Commissioners, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, for a period of 10 (ten)

days for a group consisting of four or more persons.

TAWANG

The area of the district is approximately 2085 sq. km. bordered by Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the South-West and Sela ranges separate West Kameng  district in the East.

 

The name TAWANG derives from some bearings on surroundings. But people's interpretation is that the name TAWANG was given by Mera Lama in the 17th century. 
One can reach Tawang from other parts of the country via Guwahati and Tezpur in Assam. From Guwahati(Assam) or Tezpur(Assam), one has to go to Bhalukpong in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and from there via Bomdila and Sela Pass one can go toTawang by road.

The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetian origin. The Monpas belong to Mongoloid stock. They are well built, fair in complexion. Their houses are built with stones and timbers.  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry are the fundamental means of the Monpas occupation.

Tawang Monastery  is one of the most important   element in Social and Religious  life of the Monpas.  This Monastery is known as "GALDEN NAMGYEL LHATSE". It is one of the most largest Lamaseries  of Mahayana sect in Asia. Lamseries comprise of several sections ranging near about four hundred years, devoted to Love,     Learning and Purity of life.  

 
 
 

This fortified complex covers an area of 135 sq. meters enclosed by a compound wall of 610 meter long. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings and 10 other structures. The library have valuable old scriptures mainly Kanjur and Tanjur numbering 850 bundles. It is dated back to 17th century A.D.

There are two major religious festivals of the Monpas viz "LOSAR" and "TORGYA". Both festivals are celebrated once annually. The LOSAR s celebrated to the commencement of New year. Every third year of Torgya, the festival of Dungyur is celebrated. Both "Dungyur and Torgya" festivals are celebrated at the premises of the Tawang Monastery with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm.

 
   
 

There are beautiful lakes around Tawang. One is Pankang Teng Tso (P.T. Tso ) lake. It is a fetching heaven for tourist only 17 KM away from maddening crowd of township. It is a beautiful natural site and provide tourist a lucky chance for deep communion with nature. Other eye catching lakes are Sangetser lake , Banggachang lake.

When to visit

During the period, April to October.

How to reach

By bus from Tezpur(Assam) or Bomdila

   

Clothing

Warm clothing throughout the year

Nearest Airport  

Tezpur(Assam).

Nearest Bus stand 

Bomdila.

Nearest Railway Stn

Rangapara(Assam).

What to see

400 years old famous Buddhist

PARASURAM KUND 

Parasuram kund is located 13 miles north-east of Tezu,District Headquaters of Lohit district - a

growing town, famous for its scenic beauty. Thousand of pilgrims visit this place from all parts of

India every year during Parasuram mela held in the month of January.

 

When to visit                       : During the period, November to Feb.

How to reach                       : By bus from Tinsukia.

Nearest Airport                     : Mohanbari (Dibrugarh).

Nearest Bus stand                 : Tinsukia. (direct).

Nearest  Railway Stn.            : Tinsukia.

What to see                        : P.Kund,Glow Lake, Tezu.

BHISMAKNAGAR 

It is located in Dibang Valley district and is a sacred                     

heritage of the Idu Mishmis. It is a symbol of past glory 
and indicate the high standard of civilization that once prevailed
around Bhismaknagar. Bhismaknagar must have been 
a strong hold of the Chutiyas (12th-16th centuries) but 
the excavations has been throwing new light on its much 
earlier antiquities. Bhismaknagar stands for what is best 
in the tribal and Aryans way of life. It speaks for the 
Catholic spirit  of the ancient Indians and the contribution 
made by the Idus to the synthetic fabric of Indian culture. 
Today Bhismaknagar has become the nucleus of a renaissance
a determination of a sturdy race to revive its traditional culture,
while accepting everything that is progressive.

When to visit : During the period, November to Feb.

How to reach : By Bus/Taxi from Tinsukia. (about 100 Kms)

Nearest Airport : Mohanbari (Dibrugarh).

Nearest Bus stand : Tinsukia. (direct).

Nearest  Railway Stn. : Tinsukia.

What to see : Archaeological ruins of Bhismaknagar.

 

MALLINITHAN

Malinithan is a temple site in ruins. It is situated at the foot of the Siang hills under the Likabali Sub-Division of West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh.  It is only 1 Km east of Likabali, the nearest administrative centre. Relics of stone images of Malinithan came to be noted from the early twenties of the present century.  In course of series of excavation from 1968 and ending 1971, ruins of temples and valuable scriptures were unearthed at this site. The fame of Malinithan as a holy place of worship draws a large number of visitors and
pilgrims.

The site excavated   has beautifully designed and decorated basement of a temple, divine images, icons of deities, animal motifs and floral designs, carved columns and panels. These rich granite sculptures belong to 14 -15 century , the more important being Indra on Airavat, Surya on Chariot and huge Nandi bull. The temple dedicated to Goddess Durga at Malinithan is built on the classical tradition of Orissa. . 

 

According to the local legend associated with the place, Lord Krishna carried away Rukmini the daughter of King Bhismaka on the eve of her marriage with Shishupal. Krishna and Rukmini were welcomed here by Parvati with garlands. Parvati thus acquired the name Malini and the place Malinithan.

 

 

 

When to visit

Throughout the year

How to reach

By bus or car from Guwahati(Assam),
by bus from Itanagar 

   

Nearest Airport

Helipad at Along, Mohanbari(Assam)

Nearest Bus stand

Silapathar, Assam

Nearest  Railway Stn

Silapathar, Assam

What to see

Ancient ruins of 14-15th century

 

AKASHIGANGA

Akashiganga is believed to be associated with the legend 
of Parvati narrated in the 8th century Kalika Purana. 
It is said that Lord Shankar roamed in the sky with the 
dead body of Parvati (Sati). To bring him out of attachment 
for the dead body Lord Vishnu using his 'Sudarshan Chakra' 
cut the body into pieces. During this process it is said that 
one of the body piece fell in the area which is 12 Km from 
Malinithan towards Along in West Siang District. This place is 
called Akashi Ganga and is very popular as a sacred place.  
There is a temple near the road.  From there one has to go 
down 100 meters down through a spiral path, where a sparkling 
object can be seen in the 'Kund' but on going more down the 
object is invisible. Devotees take bath in this kund. The place 
also provides a magnificent bird's eye view of the Brahmaputra 
river glimmering far below

NAMDAPHA 

Located  in the Changlang district, Namdapha  
is famous for its wild life sanctuary, which has been  
declared as a national park. It is a few kilometers away from Miao

For the truly dedicated wilderness and wildlife fan, a visit to the Namdapha

National Park is challenging, covering a wide range of altitudes from 200 mtrs.

to 4,500 mtrs. The park largely inaccessible, has diverse habitats and flora and

fauna that are typical of this area. The majestic gaur or mithun, elephant,

Himalayan black bear, takin, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range,

musk deer, slow loris, binturong

and the red panda are all found here. The predators include 
the tiger, leopard, the rare snow leopard and clouded leopard 
in the higher reaches of the hills. The white winged wood duck 
a rare and endagered species, has been shelter in the park.

A number if primate species are seen in the park, 
such as Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque 
and the distinctive hoolock gibbon, Hornbills, jungle
fowl and pheasants flap their noisy way through the
jungle, which harbours other colourful bird species. 
The inaccessibility of the greater part of the park has 
helped to keep the forests in their pristine state.

When to visit   

During the period, October to April.

How to reach

By Jeep and Gypsy  from Miao

 

 

 

 

Nearest Airport

Mohanbari (Dibrugarh, Assam)

Nearest Bus stand

Margherita( Tinsukia, Assam). 

Nearest  Railway Stn

Margherita( Tinsukia, Assam).

What to see

Namdapha National Park.

ITANAGAR

Itanagar has been the capital of Arunachal Pradesh since 20th April 1974. Itanagar is situated at the foothills. The township is situated at 350 metres above mean sea level. It comes administratively under Papumpare district. The Nishis or Nishings is   the major tribe in Itanagar area. However, Itanagar can be called as mini India, as people from all over the country, live here in harmony. As a capital town, Itanagar is well connected with the rest of the country by road and air communications. Pawan Hans provides helicopter service between Guwahati and Naharlagun(Itanagar). Deluxe buses are available from Guwahati.

Itanagar is the capital of India's largest North Eastern state. Here one can find historical fort called Itafort, dating back to the 14-15 centuries, after which it is named.  The capital houses the Rajbhawan , the official residence of the Governor has also many worth visiting places in and around Itanagar.

 

These include legendary Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinyi). It is a beautiful picnic spot, 6 kms away from Itanagar, a green forest lake surrounded by primeval vegetation, orchids masses on tall trees, tree ferns provides a small taste of the magnificent forests of the state.

 

Consecrated by the Dalai Lama, the Buddhist temple, a beautiful yellow roofed shrine reflects the extensive Tibetan influence and provides good views of Itanagar and the surrounding countryside.

Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum provides a kaleidoscope of Arunachal Pradesh and one can see wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts and archeological finds, while a workshop in the Handicrafts Centre specializes in traditional cane manufacture. It has a library section also.

Other important places of interest around Itanagar is Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan a Premier Publics School, North-Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology(Nirjuli) - a engineering insitute providing innovative way of education, Arunachal University (Doimukh) and Government Piggery and Poultry Farm (Nirjuli), Indira Gandhi Park.

   

Itanagar has been identified with Mayapur, the capital of the 11th century AD JItri dynasty.

 

When to visit                       

Round the year

How to reach                       

By bus from Banderdewa, North Lakhimpur(Asssam), Tezpur(Asssam) and Guwahati(Asssam)

   

Nearest Airport

Tezpur(Asssam), Lilabari (Asssam)(71 Kms).

Nearest Bus stand            

Tezpur(Asssam), Banderdewa, Guwahati(394Kms) (Asssam) , North  Lakhimpur(Asssam).

Nearest  Railway Stn

Harmuti.(32 Kms)(Asssam)

What to see                         

Itafort, Buddhist Monastery, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum, Ganga Lake, Indira Gandhi Park.

   

BOMDILA 

Bomdila is a beautiful small town situated at a height of about 8000 ft. above the sea level from where one can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the area.

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district located at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level.  It has a lot of attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture..  This place has a tourist lodge, a craft centre displaying local crafts and a shopping centre where the visitors gets  first feel of the local version of Himalayan Buddhist life.

Local site seeing to Dirang valley and the famous Sela Pass (13,700 ft. M.S.L.) are thrilling experience on the way to Tawang. The Orchid Research and Development Station at Tippi and two other Orchid conservation sanctuaries located at Sessa and Dirang are worth seeing places.

When to visit

During the period April to October.

How to reach

By bus and car from Tezpur, Guwahati (Assam).

 

 

Clothing

Warm clothing during winters.

Nearest Airport  

Tezpur, Assam.

Nearest Bus stand 

Tezpur, Assam.

Nearest Railway Stn

Rangapara, Assam.

What to see

Craft centre producing very fine carpets of colourful designs and masks and Buddhist Monasteries.

ADVENTURE TOURISM ARUNACHAL

Adventure Tourism: There exists enormous scope for many types of adventures in Arunachal. To start with, Bomdila- Tawang area could be the first choice. The most interesting as well as challenging trek in this region is around Tawang Chu. This trek starts from Jong, the bus- head in between Se- la and Tawang. From Jong to Mago the trek route passes through a wonderful jungle studded with magnificent waterfalls. May and October are the best time.

Other interesting trek rounds are :

 

Route

Approx.Distance        (in Km.)

Expected Duration(in Days)

Favourable Time

Bomdila- Daimara-via-Ramlingam and Chakku

100

6

_

Bomdila- Seppa

120

8

_

Along- Mechuka

85

7

_

Daporijo- Taksing

250

25

September

Pasighat- Tuting

80

7

December- January

Pasighat- Mariang

80

7

December- January

Daporijo- Along

 

 

 

Interested tourists may try River Rafting along Kameng (Seppa- Bhalukpung),

Subansiri (Taliha- North of Daporijo), Siang

(entire course), Dibang (Anini- Assam Border).

Arunachal Pradesh-

DATE OF JURNNY---  19/04/2017

COVERING PLACES :

19.04.2017 : START FROM HOWRAH SARAIGHAT EXP 15:50
20.04.2017 : ARRIVAL GUAHATI AT 9:35 AM & TRANSFER TO HOTEL ,

                        AFTER LUNCH KAMAKSHA TEMPLE & LOCAL SIGHT SEEING

21.04.2017 : DEPT GUWAHATI AT 8:00 AM GO TO VALUKPANG
22.04.2017:  SIGHT SEEING KAMEING RIVER , TIPI ORCHID

                        ARDEN,THEN WE START FOR DIRANG

23.04.2017 : DIRANG TO TWANG VIA SELA LAKE, SELE PASS AND

                        JASWANT SING WAR MEMORIAL

24.04.2017 : TWANG SIGHT SEEING MADHURI LAKE, BUMLAPASS

                        (GET PERMISSION) ETC. OWN COST BY PARTY

25.04.2017 : TWANG LOCAL SIGHT SEEING ( TWANG MONESTRY)
26.04.2017 : TWANG TO BOMDILA
27.04.2017 MORNING VISIT BOMDILA MONESTRY ,

                        THEN START FOR TEJPUR AND NIGHT STAY.

28.04.2017 : DEPT TEJPUR TAJE PUR GUHAWATI RAIL STATION.

                        SAME DAY TRAIN FOR HOWRAH AT 12:40 PM BY

                        SARAIGHAT EXP-12346

29.04.2017 : ARRIVAL HOWRAH. AT 6 AM

                        

TOUR PRICE : 17000 INRNON AC. PER PAX

TOTAL SEAT: 30      AVAILABLE : 15

 

CHILD : 13000.INR (5 TO 11 YEARS), 50% BELOW 5 YEARS.

 

PACKAGE INCLUDE :  BUDGET CLASS ACCOMMODATION (FAMILY WAISE ROOM),

 ALL MEALS,ALL TRANSFER WITH SIGHT SEEING BY NON AC VEHICLE.

PACKAGE EXCLUDE : ALL ENTREE FEES, GUIDE, PORTER, 
PACKAGE DRINKING WATER, ANY EXTRA SPOT VISIT 
WHICH IS NOT MENTION OUR TOUR PROGRAM, BOATING, 
HEALYCOPTER RIDING.ETC.

N.B : (1) Rates can change without prior notice due to market price hike.

        (2) In case of request for cancellation of reservation is received less then 15 days

              before the date of journey no refund be allowed.

        (3) No cancellations are allowed due to political reasons, cancellations of natural

             calamities & reasons of personal nature

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ASSAM MEGHALAYA

Assam , situated at the foothills of North-east Himalayas is rich is in forests of Sal,Teak,paddy fields and tea and oil from the depth of the earth. as a destination corresponds to a world of contrasts and excitement with each place of the state having something amazing to offer. Some people call it a magic land while others call it a green paradise. Assam is one of the most beautiful regions of India. There is hardly any other state which has greater variety and colour in its natural scenery and in the cultural treasures of the people that inhabit it.
Meghalaya, situated in the North Eastern corner of India with an area of 22,429 sq km. and a population density of 78.5 per sq km. Meghalaya is a state of great scenic beauty with undulating rivers, waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams emerald green lakes, gorges, precipitous ravines and panoramic views from hilltops. It is inhabited by mainly three tribes the Khasis, the jaintias and the Garos.Weaving, Pottery, wood and stone carving, metal work and basketry are traditional village craft. As with most the North Eastern states, Meghalaya is diversely multi cultural, multi ethnic and multi religious, with an amazing mix of traditional and modern lifestyle.

TOURIST VISITING PLACES IN ASSAM & MEGHALAYA :  

Guwahati
Kaziranga
Tezpur 
Shillong
cherrapunji 

Guwahati : The majestic gateway city to the North East and capital of the state of Assam. It’s a commercial Hub for the entire region and an entry point the world of wonders. This erstwhile capital of Demon king 'Narakashura' of "Pragiyotishpura' finds mention in the Great Indian Epic 'Mahabharata'. It is also the ancient land of 'Kamarupa' from which the present day name of Kamrup administrative district under which Guwahati city comes was derived. 'Kama-Rupa' was the land where the Hindu god of Beauty, fertility and source of life was reborn. 
Things to see in and around Guwahati are kamakhya temple, Basistha Ashram, Kalakhetra, Umanda temple, State Zoo, and many more. And also visit to Sualkuchi, the Manchester of Assam, Madan kamdev, Hajo, a pilgrimage for both Hindu & Muslim, Pobitora National park may also be some of the good experiences.

Kajiranga : Kaziranga National Park is spread over an area of 430 sq. kms consisting of dense forest, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools. Expand grass grows up to a few meters making it an ideal grazing ground for the famed One Horned Rhinoceros. Apart from the ones we could locate. Some of the rare species to be found in Kaziranga are Indian Bison, Swamp Deer, Sambar, Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Tiger Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Hog Badger, Capped Langur, Hoollock Gibbon, Jakel, Goose, Hornbill, Adjutant Stork, Ibis, Cormorant, Egret, Heron, Fishing Eagle, and a lot more. A no of migratory Birds can also be seen during winters. 

Tezpur : Situated on the North Bank of Brahmaputra, present Tezpur town of Magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins is headquarter of Somitpur District. With snow capped peaks of Himalaya as the northern backdrop, lush tea gardens and magnificent archaeological ruins have all contributed to make Tezpur a tourist delight. some of the attractions of this town like the ruins of Do Parbatia-oldest specimen of iconoclastic art of Assam, Agnigarh sweet memories of young lovers 9th century ruins of Bamuni Hills, Cole park in the heart of the city established by a British Administrator and Bhomoraguri- a mammoth stone inscription made by Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Phukan, to built a bridge over mighty Brahmaputra River and where the present bridge of 3.5 kms. was constructed two hundred years later. 

VISITING PLACES AT SHILONG : Shilong is the capital of Meghalaya. The romantic city of shillong has been one of the important tourist destinations of the North East in India. It is often referred to as the ' Scotland of the East' due to its striking similarity with the Scottish Highlands. The city derives its name from "Leishyllong" the Superpower or God who is believed to be residing an the shillong peak overlooking the shillong City. Lying in the cradle of the tall pine conifer and pineapple shrubs, Shillong's undulating terrain is a constant source of attraction for tourists from both home and abroad. The Khasi, Jaintia and Garo tribes add color to this Hill City. Amongst the must visits in Shillong are its waterfalls, peaks and lakes. Climate is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The monsoons arrive in June and it rains almost until the end of August. The climate is hot and humid during summers but quite cold during winters. October - November and March - April are the best months to visit shillong.  

Cherrapunji : Cherrapunji is just 60 km from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. Monsoon is the only season at Cherrapunji, The land is wet throughout the year. Cherrapunji in the north eastern state of Meghalaya is spectacular location with the year round rain Long ago, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya and earned the coveted place in the Guinness Book of World for being the wettest place on the earth. This is one place all over the world, where the rainfall can be recorded in feet rather than in millimeters. Cherrapunji, the pristine land with ever-lasting beauty, os perhaps the only place in India, which has one season- The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherrapunji Meghalaya is that, it rains mostly at night Day to day activity does not really get disrupted by the rain. But in the recent past the increases in pollution and deforestation resulting in environmental changes has affected the rainfall here, leading to the shortage of water in the region. 

Transport Facility
SHILLONG, GUWAHATI, KAJIRANGA.
VEHICLE NAME   A.C  N/A.C RATE PER DAY RATE PER K.M
TATA INDIGO/INDICA  A.C   2150 - (150km.) 14.50/ KM. (150 KM )
TATA INDIGO/INDICA     N/AC. 1850 - (150km.) 12.50/ KM. (150 KM )
TATA SUMO  AC.   2550 - (200km.) 12.75/ KM. (200 KM )
TATA SUMO    N/AC. 2200 - (200km.) 11.00/ KM. (200 KM )
TOYOTA INNOVA  AC.   3500 - (150km.) 23.50/ KM. (150 KM )
MAHINDRA SCORPIO  AC.   3500 - (150km.) 23.50/ KM. (150 KM )
SCORPIO/TAVERRA    N/AC. 3000 - (150km.) 20.00/ KM. (150 KM )
TATA WINGER 13 SITER    N/AC.  4500- (200km.) 22.50/ KM. (2000 KM )
TEMPO TRAVELER 14 SITER    N/AC.  5500- (200km.) 27.50/ KM. (2000 KM )

RATE INCLUDES - FUEL, TOLL TAX, DRIVER BHATTA.
NB : ABOVE RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - 1) HIKE IN FUEL PRICES. 2) PICK SEASON DEMAND.& ETC. 

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BIHAR

BIHAR : Bihar is home of many tourist attraction, Bihar is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world with history 3000 years. The rich culture and heritage of Bihar is evident from the innumerable ancient monuments that are dotted all over the state in eastern India. Around total 6 million tourists visit Bihar every year from all over the world. Bihar is completely full of tourist attractions that keep the tourists ticking all the time. Apart from Patna, the capital, there are innumerable places in Bihar that are interesting and spiritual. Some of the important places to visit are Kumaharar, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Ranchi and Sitamarhi. The climate is wonderful throughout the year and is very tourist friendly. 

Kumharar : It is one of the most important historical places of Bihar. which has its own significant role to display its golden heritage. Kumharar is the very Beautiful place of Bihar, which is situated in its capital in its capital Patna
remains of ancient city of Patliputra, is available. It is believed that the there was the 80 pillars hall of Mauryan dynasty was situated at that very place which marks the ancient capital of many leading king like Ajatshatru, Chandragupta and Ashoka. During the excavation work more than 72 pillars have been traced out on various occasion. it was the center of ruling a vast dynasty, which has ruled the some part of Afghanistan and Iran also.

Nalanda University : Nalanda University is one of the world's ancient centers of learning situated in Bihar. It was also a world famous buddhist center of learning where many scholars from around the would visited for teaching of Budha. Many scholars from China, Tibbet, and persia and also from many countries visited here from time to time for the excellence of its learning and teaching. It has been said that it was one of the first great universities in the world and for admitission in the University, aspirants have to discuss with the gatekeeper of the University on various issues and admitted only when he defeat the gatekeeper in the knowledge. University premises were built with red bricks and its ruins are present today in the area of about 14 hectares. in 1193, a Turkish invader Bakhtiyar Khilji completely destroyed and ransacked the world famous Nalanda University. The world famous library also set fire by Khilji, Which took six month to, burns the books and ancient manuscripts stored in, as it is said. Now a Nalanda International University is proposed by the Bihar government to restore and revive the ancient site with the help of Singapore, China, japan and Indian government. 

Vikaramshila University : Vikramshila University situated in Bhagalpur districts was another world famous center for learning and teaching. It was establlished during pal dynasty and Dharampal was the founder of the University. It was the center for teaching and learning about Lord Buddha and also spread Buddhist learning, culture and religion to the rest part of the world. It enchanted many learner and Scholars from the rest part of the world. The famous university has produces many scholars.

Khuda Baksh Oriental Library : One of the famous libraries of the country, which has a distinguished collection of rare kind of scripts and paintings. It has much rare type of work and scripts, which attracts scholars from not only from India, rather foreign visitors visits here. Situated on the famous Ashok Rajpath in Patna, it has collection of distinguished rare Arabic and Persian manuscripts. It is also famous for its collection of Rajput and Mughal paintings and unique an inch wide Quran. It has collection of many rare manuscripts including Timur Nama, Shaha Nama etc. which have its own importance in terms of its historical significance.

Golghar of Bihar : Golghar is the famous architect famous architecture of Patna, which was built in 1786 by captain John Garstin. Needless to say, Golghar is one of the most dominant structures of Bihar, which is situated in Patna. The round structure which was incepted as a state granary for the combating of devastating famine which struck region in 1770. The completely round shape and a height of 29 meters has still a tourist palace for Patna which enchant tourists, no matter its height has lost its fame in the modern tall buildings of the city. Although its height today has lost its significance in the tall buildings of the Patna, it hes never lost its historical importance, which always attracts visitors coming to Bihar.

Sasaram for in Bihar : Sasaram is another significant historical attraction of Bihar, which is the birthplace of noted Afghanking Sher shah Suri. Although he had ruled a short span of only five year, his empire was expanded to eastern Afghanistan including northern India and made capital Delhi after defeating Mughal King Humayun. The great tomb of Sher Shah is situated in Sasaram, which is built in Indo-Afghan style. The Tomp is Situated in the middle of an artificial lake and its beauty is worth seeing. 

Rajgir : The town of Rajgir situated about 15km from Nalanda in the state of Bihar. The town gained prominence as a tourist spot owing to the number of temples and monasteries it houses. Geographically, Rajgir is located within a valley and is surrounded by lush green forests. Rajgir was the capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (state)when Patliputra was not formed. In those days it was called Rajgrih. Rajgir or Rajgrih 'the home of Royalty'. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Budda spent many years in Rajgir. The Jivekarmavan monastery was the preferred residence of the Buddha. Even Bimbisar gave Venuvan Vihar to Buddha for his residence. 
It is said that it was at Rajgir that physicians treated Buddha after his injury at. the hands of his cousin Devdatta. The teachings of Buddha were penned in Rajgir and it was also the venue for the first Buddhist Council. This is why Rajgir is a place of tremendous importance among Buddhists. There are also some beautiful Hindu and Jain temples in the town of Rajgir. Owing to the warm water ponds prevalent in this area, numerous people come here for health reasons as well. These ponds are said to contain some medicinal properties which help in curing many skin diseases.The temperature in the summer season, from April to June, ranges from a maximum of 40 degree Celsius to a minimum of 20 degree Celsius. In winters, it ranges from 28 degree to 6 degree Celsius. The rainy season is from mid-june to September, October and March are relatively pleasant and dry months and are the best times to visit Rajgir.  

Bodhgaya : The city of Bodhgaya, located in the state of Bihar, is known to most us as being related to Gautam Buddha. The most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, the Enlightened One. Born in the foothills of the Himalayas as a Sakya prince of Kapilvastu (now in Nepal), happened in Bihar. Buddhism as a religion was really born in Bihar and evolved here through his preaching and the example of his lifestyle of great simplicity, renunciation and empathy for everything living. significantly, the state's name of Bihar organinated form Vihara meaning monasteries which abounded in Bihar. SEveral centuries after Buddha's passing away, the Maurya Emperor Ashoika (234-198 BC) contributed tremendously towards the revival, condolidation and spread of the orginal religion. It is the monasteries, Ashoka built for the Buddhist monks and the pillars known as Ashokan Pillars erected to commemorate innumerable historical sited associated with the Buddha's lilfe, mostly intact to this day, that helped scholars and pilgrims alike to trace the life events and preaching of a truly extraordinary man. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple is an architectural amalagamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages. While its architecture has a distinct stamp of the Gupta era, it has later ages inscriptions describing visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and China between 7th and 10th century AD. It is perhaps still the same temple Hieuen Tsang visited in 7th century.    

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CHHATTISGARH

Chhattisgarh : Chhattisgarh, situated in the heart of India, is endowed with a rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity. The State is full of ancient monuments, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples, Buddhist sites, water falls, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus. Most of these sites are untouched and unexplored and offer a unique and alternate experience to tourists compared to traditional destinations which have become overcrowded. Chhattisgarh offers the tourist a Destination with a Difference. For those who are tried of the crowds at major destinations, Bastar, with its unique cultural and ecological identity, will come as a breath of fresh air. The Green State of Chhattisgarh has 44% its are under forests, and is one of the richest bio-diversity areas in the country. The State has taken a conscious decision to do away with past legacies and to adopt fresh approach to Tourism Development. The Tourism Policy is focused on creating a unique image for the State and to position it as an attractive destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists.

TOURIST VISITING PLACES :

Kawardha 
Chitrakote Falls
Kanker
Bhoramdeo
Champaran
Bastar
Seorinarayan
Indravati National Park

Kawardha : The small age-old-town of Kawardha is a tranquil retreat offering breathtaking views of nature and a rich tribal life. The royal palace of Kawardha introduces you to some finer glimpses of Indian royalty. The palace was built in the year1936-37. The palace now caters to the accommodation needs of the tourists. Besides, the city also has Radha Krishna Temple which is another source of attraction for the tourist. Bhoramdeo Mandawa Mahal and the Madan Manjari Mahal are other places worth a visit in Kawardha.

Chitrakote Falls : These horse shoe shaped waterfalls are 100 feet in height. One can often spot beautiful birds sitting at the corner of these waterfalls adding to the beauty of the place. The noise created by the falls is so loud that it is almost impossible to hear anything behind their noise. The falls are extremely beautiful to look at during the rainy season when the water acquires the brown color due to erosion of soil.

Kanker : This thousand year old town offers a splendid combination of forest, waterfalls and exquisite. Tribal villages for the amusement of the visitors. The palace at Kanker is still resided by the royal family of the area. The palace attracts a large number of tourists visiting the city of Chhattisgarh.

Bhoramdeo : It is often referred to as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh because of its beautifully carved erotic sculptures. The temple is built in Nagar style. The Shiva Linga in the temple is beautiful place of architecture. The outer walls of the temple are adorned with 54 erotic sculptures in various poses. 

Champaran : The city of Champaran was the birthplace of Saint Vallabhacharya. Here, the birth anniversary of the revered saint is celebrated every in the months of April-May. It is one occasion that witnesses a large conglomeration of people to the place. An annual fair held in the months of Jan-Feb also attract a lot of visitors to the place. 

Bastar : This near-perfect tribal land seems to send a wild invitation to the lovers of wild invitation to the lovers of wildlife to explore the forests with waterfalls, wild animals, age-old temples, tribal dances and music. It is one of the most important eco tourism destinations of the country. Bastar was once one of the largest districts in India.

Seorinarayan : The place is associated with legends in the Ramayana. The place derives its name from Shabri, a woman who served Lord Ram and his wife Sita while they were living in exile. Some consider the 10th or 11th century temple in Seorinarayan have figures from Hindu mythology made on them. The annual festival held here attracts a large number of tourists from across the country. 

Indravati National Park : Indravati National Park boasts of being the only tiger reserve in the state of Chhattisgarh. One can spot wide variety of wildlife here. 
Apart from these the state boasts of 3 National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries with a multitude of wildlife. Among these, Kanger Ghati National Park and Achanakmar Sanctuary are important tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Some endangered species like wild buffalo and hill myna are spotted here. 

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DELHI

Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River bounded by Uttar Pradesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana.  The city has its historical importance for the fact that it has been the home to mugal empire. Delhi, as described by the famous poet Mirza Galib, is The world is body and Delhi its soul. Apart from its historical importance, Delhi also happens to be the political hub of India, where every political activity in the country traces its roots to Delhi. 
VISITING PLACES IN DELHI :

India Gate and Rajpath  
Sansad Bhavan
Rastrapati Bhawan 
Purana Quila
Red Fort
Qutub Minar
jama Masjid
Lotus Temple
National Museum
Jantar Mantar
Raj Ghat

India Gate and Rajpath : Situated along the ceremonial Rajpath avenue (meaning King's way) in New Delhi, India Gate is a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph (or shrine) in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet. Each fact face o0f the cenotaph has inscribed in gold the words Amar jawan (in Hindi, meaning immortal Warrior). The green lawns at India Gate are popular evening and holiday rendezvous for young and old alike. Every year Republic day celebrations are made in Delhi. The army men and other citizens of India who are awarded or who participate in the celebration walk through the Rajpath. 
Sansad Bhavan : Sansad Bhavan or the Parliament of India is circular building designed by the British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912 - 1913. Construction began in 1921, and in 1927 the building was opened as the home of the Council of State, The Central Legislative Assembly, and the Chamber of Princes. 

Rashtrapati Bhawan : Built with a mix of Western and Indian styles, Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally built for the Governor General of India. Inaugurated in 1931 as the Vice regal Lodge, the name was changed in 1959 after India became a republic. Now it is the Presidential Palace of India.   

Purana Quila : The Purana Quila (Old Fort) is a good example of Mughal military architecture Built by Pandavas, renovated by Humayun, with later modifications by Sher Shah Suri, the Purana Quila is a monument of bold design, Which is strong, straightforward, and every inch a fortress. It is different from the well-planned, carefully decorated, and palatial forts of the later Mughal rulers. Purana Quila is also different from the later forts of Mughals, as it does not have a complete of palaces. administrative, and recreational building as is generally found in the forts built later on. The main purpose of this now dilapidated fort was its utility with less emphasis on decoration. 

Red Fort : The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years , Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel) - Delhi's seventh fort -ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed with the large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, its important structures have survived. On every independence day the Flag of India is hoisted by the Prime Minister of India here. 

Qutub Minar : The Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak of the slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, Which tapers up to a height of 72.5 meters and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran. Qutub-ud-din Aibak began construction this victory towers as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi and as a minaret for the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer. However, only the first story was completed by Qutub-ud-din. The other stories were built by his successor lltumish. The two circular stories in white marble were built by Ferozshah Tughlaq in 1368, replacing the original fourth story. The balconies in the tower are supported by exquisite stalactite designs. The tapering tower has pointed and circular flutings on the first storey and star shaped ones on the second and third stories. The Qutub Minar is also significant for what it represents in the history of Indian culture. In many ways, the Qutub Minar, the first monument built bu a Muslim ruler in India, heralded the beginning of a new style of art and architecture that came to be known as the Indo-Islamic style. Other monuments around the Qutub complex are jamaali Kamaali mosque and tombs, Balban's tomb and Adham Khan's Tomb.

Jama Masjid : The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi, Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan completed in the year 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India. 

Lotus Temple : The Lotus Temple is Baha i House of Worship, situated in South Delhi and shaped like a lotus. It was built by the Baha i community. 

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GOA

Goa : Swaying palms, white sands and sparking waters : the three essential elements that attract 2 million visitors annually to Goa's balmy shores are plentiful in this tiny, glorious slice of India hugging the country's western coastline and bounded by the Arabian sea. A solitary Portuguese outpost in India for almost 500 years, the influence of colonial rule can still be seen everywhere in the exquisite, crumbling architecture, in the East meets West cuisine which combines coconut milk, palm vinegar and chilies with the refined flavors of Lisbon, in the melancholy strains of fado that still waft occasionally on the bougainvillea scented breeze, and in the siesta saturated Jolie de vivre that Goans themselves call susegad.
Nowhere else in India will you find laid back languidness of a Goan lunchtime, the easy charms of its people of the soothing serenity of a day on its beaches. Here in  Goa, a herd of water buffalo will greet you at breakfast, a lily covered lake might provide the scenery for your morning walk, a sea eagle will be your afternoon companion along a deserted stretch of pristine beach, a gorgeously spice -laden vindalho might make your evening repast and a fiery glass of cashew-palm feni liquor your bedtime tonic. But there's far more to discover here than the exquisite pleasure of warm sand between your toes. Pep up your stay with a wander around a vanilla scented spice plantation, stroll the bird-filled banks of the state's gentle rivers, poke around centuries old cathedrals, and venture out to white water waterfalls. All is not perfect in paradise, however, and Goa has problems aplenty the state's environment, in sorely taxed. Nevertheless, with a slowly growing group of environmentalists and ecofriendly individuals on the scene, the picture remains relatively rosy for this most magical of miniature states. So, come, minimize your impact as much as possible, and unwind to the swaying palms and Portuguese rhythms of Goa's still irresistible charms. 

Places to visit in Goa : Goa, the smallest state of India is situated in the western coast of India popularly known as the Konkan coast. It is a prime tourism destination in India, well known all over the World. In the places to visit in goa, beaches traditionally adorn a primary place. Although the world has woken up to the other attractions, beaches come first in priority. The seas are safe for swimming and there are lifeguards on duty on all beaches. The ochre sandy beaches are inviting for a sun bath as well as for various water sports activities. like Scuba Diving, Para Sailing, Water Skiing, Angling, Angling, etc. some of the popular beaches that are ideal for worth visiting during Goa tours are vagator, Anjuna, etc. Some of the popular beaches that are ideal for worth visiting during Goa tours are 

Transport Facility
GOA TRANSPORT
VEHICLE NAME    A.C N/A.C RATE PER DAY  
TATA INDICA   A.C   INR-2600  AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
INNOVA/XYLO   AC.   INR-3500 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
SCORPIO   AC.   INR-3200 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
SCORPIO   N/AC. INR-3000  AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
TAVERRA    AC.   INR-2800 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
SCORPIO   N/AC. INR-3000  AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
TAVERRA    AC.   INR-2800 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
TEMPO TRAVELER 11 SITER   N/AC. INR-3500 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
TEMPO TRAVELER 16 SITER   N/AC. INR-3500 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-4000 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   AC.   INR-4500 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 35 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-4200 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.   AC.   INR-5000 AIRPORT TO CALANGUTE PICKUP/DROP.
         
VEHICLE NAME    A.C N/A.C RATE PER DAY  
TATA INDICA   A.C   INR-2600  SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING 
INNOVA/XYLO   AC.   INR-3500 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
SCORPIO   AC.   INR-3200 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
SCORPIO   N/AC. INR-3000  SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TAVERRA    AC.   INR-2800 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TAVERRA    AC.   INR-2800 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TEMPO TRAVELER 11 SITER   N/AC. INR-3500 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TEMPO TRAVELER 16 SITER   N/AC. INR-3500 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-4000 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   AC.   INR-4500 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 35 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-4200 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.   AC.   INR-5000 SOUTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
         
         
VEHICLE NAME    A.C N/A.C RATE PER DAY  
TATA INDICA   A.C   INR-2400  NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING 
INNOVA/XYLO   AC.   INR-3000 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
SCORPIO   AC.   INR-2700 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
SCORPIO   N/AC. INR-2500  NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TAVERRA    AC.   INR-2600 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TEMPO TRAVELER 11 SITER   N/AC. INR-3000 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
TEMPO TRAVELER 16 SITER   N/AC. INR-3000 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-3500 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   AC.   INR-4200 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 35 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-3800 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.   AC.   INR-4800 NORTH GOA SIGHT SEEING
         
VEHICLE NAME    A.C N/A.C RATE PER DAY  
TATA INDICA   A.C   INR-4000 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
INNOVA/XYLO   AC.   INR-4500 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
SCORPIO   AC.   INR-4000 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
SCORPIO        
TAVERRA    AC.   INR-3800 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
TEMPO TRAVELER 11 SITER   N/AC. INR-4800 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
TEMPO TRAVELER 16 SITER   N/AC. INR-5500 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-4500 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 30 SEATER.   AC.   INR-5500 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 35 SEATER.   N/AC. INR-6500 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.   AC.   INR-9000 DUDH SAGAR WATER FALLS VISIT. 

 

RATE INCLUDES - FUEL, TOLL TAX, DRIVER BHATTA.
NB : ABOVE RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - 1) HIKE IN FUEL PRICES. 2) PICK SEASON DEMAND.& ETC.

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GUJRAT
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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Nestled in the Himalayas, the world's mightiest mountain ranges, Himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere. Truly it is a travelers paradise, with mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green and golden valleys, flower filled meadows, misty woods, fast flowing icy rivers, glaciers and enchanting lakes.

While the picturesque valleys of Kullu, Kinnaur and Kangra are a riot of colours, in marked contrast the barren terrain of Lahaul & Spiti have a stunning lunar landscape like beauty.

Transport Facility
HIMACHAL TRANSPORT
VEHICLE NAME   A.C  N/A.C RATE PER DAY  DESTINATION
TATA INDICA/WAGONER  A.C   INR - 4000  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
TATA INDICA/WAGONER    N/AC. INR - 3500  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
TOYOTA QUALIS    N/AC. INR - 4000  CHANDIGARH TOMANALI
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR - 4500  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
SCORPIO  AC.   INR - 4500  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
TAVERRA   AC.   INR - 4200  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5000  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5500  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 7500  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 8500  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 10000  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 12000  CHANDIGARH TO MANALI
         
TATA INDICA/WAGONER  A.C   INR - 3200  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
TATA INDICA/WAGONER    N/AC. INR - 2500 CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
TOYOTA QUALIS    N/AC. INR - 2600  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR - 3600  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
SCORPIO  AC.   INR - 3600  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
TAVERRA   AC.   INR - 3200  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 3800 CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 3600 CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 5500 CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 6500  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 8000  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 11000  CHANDIGARH/KALKA  TO SHIMLA
         
TATA INDICA/WAGONER  A.C   INR - 4000  SHIMLA TO MANALI
TATA INDICA/WAGONER    N/AC. INR - 3500  SHIMLA TO MANALI
TOYOTA QUALIS    N/AC. INR - 4000  SHIMLA TO MANALI
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR - 4500  SHIMLA TO MANALI
SCORPIO  AC.   INR - 4500  SHIMLA TO MANALI
TAVERRA   AC.   INR - 4200  SHIMLA TO MANALI
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5000  SHIMLA TO MANALI
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5500  SHIMLA TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 7500  SHIMLA TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 8500  SHIMLA TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 10000  SHIMLA TO MANALI
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 12000  SHIMLA TO MANALI
         
KALPA KINNUR TRIP.        
TATA INDICA/WAGONER    N/AC. INR - 2700 PER DAY.  
TOYOTA QUALIS    N/AC. INR - 3000 PER DAY.   
INNOVA/XYLO AC.   INR - 3700 PER DAY.  
SCORPIO AC.   INR - 3700 PER DAY.  
TAVERRA     N/AC. INR - 3000 PER DAY.   
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 4000 PER DAY.  
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5000 PER DAY.  
         
SHIMLA, KULLU, MANALI, ROTANGPASS, MANIKARAN,  DALHOUSIE, DHARAMSALA PACKAGE RATE         
TATA INDICA/WAGONER    N/AC. INR - 2700 PER DAY.  
TOYOTA QUALIS     N/AC. INR - 3000 PER DAY.   
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR - 3700 PER DAY.  
SCORPIO  AC.   INR - 3700 PER DAY.  
TAVERRA     N/AC. INR - 3000 PER DAY.   
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 4000 PER DAY.  
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5000 PER DAY.  

RATE INCLUDES - FUEL, TOLL TAX, DRIVER BHATTA.
NB : ABOVE RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - 1) HIKE IN FUEL PRICES. 2) PICK SEASON DEMAND.& ETC.

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JAMMU & KASHMIR

THE PARADISE ON EARTH
JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu & Kashmir is located north part of India. It is the 18th state of India.  It is haven of the earth & it also full of charm to visitors. Its total area 222236 square km. Jammu & Kashmir hold 6th position for population. Urdu is  mother tongue of  Jammu & Kashmir. Last week of March to October is the best season for visiting, but April to May & September to October is the best for visualization. In summer season temperature 13.7°C to 27°C & in winter season temperature 0.9°C to 12.1°C.  After viewing the Jammu & Kashmir u have to say that “the sky pours the amrit in the mouth of Kashmir.”   

Jammu : - Jammu is the enters door of Srinagar. The king Jammuraj established the Jammu city. The city, Jammu is the capital of Dogru’s in winter season.  The Tawai & Chandrabhaga is flown around Jammu.    

Visiting places :-   Bahu fort,  Mahalaxmi temple, Ramnagar fort, Dogra art museum, Amarmahal Palace,  Raghunath temple, Ramberashar temple etc.

Vishunu Devi (KATRA) :- Vishunu Mata is located 62 km from Jammu & its height is 2112mts. After viewing the dream of Vishunu Mata, Sridhar je discovered the Vishunu Mata temple. It is very popular temple among Hindu’s community.  The Vashunu Mata temple is the 28km.(up&down)trekking rout from katra. Except trekking you can go by air, duli, horse ridding etc. The main Vishunu Mata cave is open 24hrs. for visiting except arty time.

Srinagar : -  Srinagar means the city of Scene. Srinagar. It is the summer capital of the Jammu & Kashmir. It is one of the best hill station in the world, which is call paradise on Earth. It is 293km from Jammu & 876km.  from Delhi. Dul Lake & Jhilam River, the two fabulous visiting place of Srinagar.

TOURIST VISITING PLACES :-

  • Dul Lake   
  • Nigin Lake
  • Gulab Bag
  • Mughal Garden
  • Nishat Bag
  • Chasme sahi
  • Hajarat bal Masque
  • Sankarcharaya Temple
  • Nehru Park

Gulmarg & Khilanmarg :-  Gulmarg is situated in the lap of Pirpanjal Range. It is another beautiful hill station of Jammu & Kashmir. It is 46km from Srinagar. Most of the seasons time it full of snow.
Khilanmarg means the state of ice. It is only 6 km. From Gulmarg . Its altitude is 11000 ft. It is the fifth highest  pick among the World. You can go Khilanmarg by cable car or horse or trekking.
Pahelgaon :-  Pahelgaon is another hill station of the Kashmir valley. It is situated 94 km from Srinagar& 287 km from Jammu. Its altitude is 2195 mts. The Lidder River across that place. It is the starting point of Amaranth Yatra.   

Sonmarg : - Sonmarg means golden garden. It is also famous tourist spot at Kashmir valley.  It is 81km from Srinagar. Its altitude is 2740mts. The scenic beauty of that place is very charming. The river Sindhu is only seen here. The Jojila pass is very near to Sonmarg.

Transport Facility
KASHMIR TRANSPORT
JAMMU, KATRA, SRINAGAR, PAHELGAM,JAMMU PACKAGE RATE :       
TAVERRA    A.C   INR - 3200 PER DAY. 
TAVERRA     N/AC. INR - 2600 PER DAY. 
       
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR - 3600 PER DAY. 
SCORPIO  AC.   INR - 3400 PER DAY. 
SCORPIO    N/AC. INR - 3100 PER DAY. 
       
TATA WINGER 13 SEATER    N/AC. INR - 3500 PER DAY. 
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 3800 PER DAY. 
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 5500 PER DAY. 
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 7300 PER DAY. 
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 9000 PER DAY.
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.    N/AC. INR - 10000 PER DAY.
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.  AC.   INR - 1200 PER DAY.
       
SRINAGAR, GULMARG, SONAMARG, PAHELGAM  & BACK  TO SRINAGAR.       
TAVERRA   A.C   INR - 2800 PER DAY. 
TAVERRA     N/AC. INR - 2350 PER DAY. 
       
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR - 3100 PER DAY. 
SCORPIO  AC.   INR - 3000 PER DAY. 
SCORPIO    N/AC. INR - 2900 PER DAY. 
       
TATA WINGER 13 SEATER    N/AC. INR - 2600 PER DAY. 
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR - 3000 PER DAY. 
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR - 4500 PER DAY. 

RATE INCLUDES - FUEL, TOLL TAX, DRIVER BHATTA.
NB : ABOVE RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - 1) HIKE IN FUEL PRICES. 2) PICK SEASON DEMAND.& ETC.

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JHARKHAND
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KARNATAKA
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KERALA

MAGNIFICENT KERALA
Kerala is one of the most beautiful regions of India, and certainly the most laid-back and easiest to travel around, without losing any of the exoticism and vibrancy that makes India unique. Located in the far southwest of India, Kerala is one of its smallest states, making up only 1% of India’s total landmass. Kerala was our favourite part of an incredible country, and here at and here at we want to share with you our top tips for making the most of a trip there.
Let’s start with our series on the top 10 reasons why we think Kerala is such a wonderful place to visit.

1) Diversity of Attractions Where else can you indulge in a range of activities such as floating on a houseboat in the tranquil, lush green backwaters; relaxing on tropical beaches; spotting elephants and tigers in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary; practising yoga in an ashram; or hiking in the cool mountains and tea plantations.

2) The Backwaters Cruising through the emerald backwaters, an interconnecting system of rivers, canals and lagoons is one of the most relaxing experiences on earth. All worries disappear as you watch the world go by in this stunning unspoilt environment from the luxurious comfort of your own floating house.

3) Fantastic STAY – There are plenty of opportunities to stay with Keralan families and really experience the culture. Nothing beats some of the finest home-cooked food in India and the chance to meet the locals. We stayed in some incredible homestays, including a village in the backwaters that remains to this day the number one experience of our entire year-long round the world trip (a trip not short on amazing experiences!).

4) Delicious Food – Keralan food is gorgeous, using plenty of fresh vegetables, exotic fruit, and locally-grown aromatic spices (don’t miss a visit to a spice farm). It’s nothing like the Indian curry we eat here in the West – it’s much less saucy, with subtler flavours and the inclusion of unusual ingredients such as jackfruit and tamarind. The most delicious and authentic feast is the sadya – dozens of different dishes served up on a banana leaf, and eaten like the locals do with the fingers. It’s fantastic for vegetarians, but there’s plenty of fresh fish too for the more carnivorous among you.

5) Beautiful Scenery Enjoy the lush, green scenery of swaying palm and coconut trees, rice paddy fields, huge stretches of river and long golden beaches. Such incredible views and most of it unspoilt, just itching to be explored by the more adventurous traveller.

So, there you have the first part of our top 10. Have you been to Kerala? What are your top 10 reasons to visit?

6) Keralan People Keralan people are incredibly laid-back, friendly and welcoming. There’s much less hassle here than in other parts of India – the locals are more likely to give you a big smile and try to find out more about you, rather than try to sell you anything.

7) Easy to Get Around In such a huge country, Kerala’s compact size makes things much easier for the traveller. Attractions are never too far apart (no 24 hour train journeys here!) and with such beautiful scenery to enjoy, the journey is part of the fun (especially on Kerala houseboats). It also helps that English is commonly spoken throughout the region. Even if you don’t fancy trying out the local buses and trains (although we do recommend them for the more adventurous traveller), you can hire your own car and driver inexpensively.

8 ) Perfect Introduction to IndiaMany people are worried about travelling in India, and have heard plenty of horror stories. Most of these just don’t apply in peaceful Kerala. It’s the ideal place to adjust to Indian life before moving on to other parts of the country. Kerala suits all types of travellers, from independent backpackers to those who would rather stay in a luxurious resort.

9) Weather In this tropical climate, from November-April there is guaranteed sun and 28 degree celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures. If you prefer cooler temperatures, then the Hill Stations aren’t far away. While the monsoon season sees higher temperatures and plenty of rainfall, it doesn’t rain all day, and you’ll find fewer tourists, lower prices, and even greener, more luscious scenery.

10) Ayurvedic Medicine Kerala is the home of Ayurvedic Medicine, one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine in the world, which focuses on a holistic approach to wellbeing. Important Ayurvedic techniques include yoga, meditation, diet, massage and the application of oils. There are plenty of opportunities in Kerala to try Ayurvedic treatments, as well as to learn and practice yoga. Many hotels and resorts offer treatments in luxurious, peaceful settings.

So, there you have our top 10. Have you been to Kerala? What are your top 10 reasons to visit? 

 

TOURIST VISITING PLACES IN KERALA.

01. COCHIN
02. ERNAKULAM
03. PERIYAR
04. ALLEPPY
05. MUNNAR
06. KUILON
07. TRIVANDRUM
08. VARKALA
09. KOVALAM

AT COCHIN

ATHIRAPALLY WATER FALS AT KOCHI

ATHIRAPALLY WATER FALS AT KOCHI

Athirappilly Falls is situated in Athirappillypanchayath in
Thrissur district
of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India.
Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the
Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges,
this 24-metre (80 ft) waterfall and the nearby Vazhachal
Falls are popular tourist destinations. Controversy about a
state-proposed hydroelectric dam on the Chalakudy River
above the waterfalls began in the 1990s and has continued
through 2011.

Cherai Beach : is a beach is just 30 km from Kochi. The 15 km of long golden beach is shallow, and attracts swimming and sunbathing. Cherai village is a part of Vypin Island.

  • Kalady : is a popular pilgrim center because it is the birthplace of Sri Adi Sankara, one of India's foremost philosopher-saints who preached the Advaita or monastic philosophy.
  • Bhoothathankettu : is a dam and tourist site. It is situated in the village of Pindimana, about 50 km away from the Kochi. Bhoothathankettu is connected to the Salim Ali/Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, where visitors can see different varieties of birds and animals. The Idamalayam reservoir is about 12 km distance from the site.
  • Chottanikkara Temple : is a famous temple of the Hindu mother goddess Bhagawati. Bhagawati is one of the most popular deities in the area, and she is worshipped at the temple, along with Lord Vishnu, in three different forms: as Saraswati in the morning, draped in white; as Bhadrakali at noon, draped in crimson; and as Durga in the evening, decked in blue. 'Chottanikara Magam' is the famous religious festival in the temple.
  • Paliam Palace,Chendamangalam : It is about 42 km from Kochi. The Paliam Palace, residence of the Paliath Achans, hereditary Prime Ministers to the former Maharajas of Kochi, is one of the architectural splendours of Kerala. The Palace is over 450 years old and houses a collection of historic documents and relics.
  • Malayattoor : is one of the most prominent Christian pilgrim centers in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. The Malayatoor Church of Cochin attracts a large number of devotees from not just Kerala, but also all over India.St. Thomas is believed to have landed in Kerala at Kodungallur (Cranganore) in AD 52. Oral tradition says that while travelling through Malayattor, faced with hostile natives, he fled to the hilltop where he is said to have remained in prayer and that he left his foot prints on one of the rocks. According to beliefs, during prayer, he touched a rock, upon which blood poured from it.
 
  • Kadamattom Church : is one of the most famous churches in India. The church is built around 10th Century AD in Indo-Persian architecture. The church is famous from a priest - "Kadamattathu kattanar" who was famous for his supernatural powers. The church also possess an ancient Persian Cross in one of its Madbaha walls. Poyedam Well and chapel is also another tourist attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

AT VARKALA

If you're looking for beaches and are fed up with the crowds and prices at Kovalam, then its well worth checking out Varkala. The best times to go, are of course in the season, when the beach extends out all around the cliff face for 500 meters.

The beaches around this area are excellent and if you're looking for a cheap holiday Varkala should definitely be on your list. In the off season its really mellow and relaxed, swim and sleep and chill out. Only in December does it get really busy and prices start rocketing till January/February, when it starts to quieten down.

The main season starts from Dec 1st- March 31st, with December & early January experiencing the biggest rush. If you want to go out of season, then you can stay very cheaply and of course avoid the crowd. Varkala is quite a new place to hang out in India and has only been developed as a tourist destination in the last years. Slowly even the north of Varkala Beach gets developed for tourists.

 

AT KOVALAM

The beaches are the star attractions here. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. The larger of the beaches is called Lighthouse Beachknown for its 35 metre high lighthouse which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock. Most of the foreigner’s stay on Lighthouse Beach, which is more developed. There are some vendors on the beach, but they are not too pushy. It takes less than five minutes to walk from Lighthouse Beach to the second largest beach, Hawah Beach. This beach is named thus for the topless European women who used to throng there. It was the first topless beach in India. However topless bathing is banned now. The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach. A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.

The old lighthouse, located at the southern beach is a local landmark, for being one of the oldest lighthouses of Kerala, guiding ships to the nearby Vizhnjam port. The lighthouse can be visited from 3PM to 5PM daily

 

AT MUNNAR 

MUNNAR

Munnar is a beautiful hill station, and was the summer resort of the British. Tourists come here to see the vast tea plantations of the area. The town itself is typically Indian with the usual shops, guest houses and is really beautiful and traditional. It is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners.

The town is divided into two parts, Old Munnar, where the tourist information office is, and Munnar, where the bus station and most guest houses are located.

The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,500 m (4,921 ft) to 2,695 m (8,842 ft) above mean sea level. It is pronounced "Moon-aar" short for "moonu aar" meaning 3 rivers. Three rivers - Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru which flow through this town, but join some distance away from Munnar.

Munnar is famous for its tea plantations, many of them started by the British. The "Kannan Devan" brand of Tea from the Tata is cultivated and processed here.

The strobilanthus ("neelakurinji" in Malayalam, the local language), a blue flower which blooms only every 12 years, is found in this region. It bloomed last in December 2006. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, at 2,695 m.

Eravikulam national park is one of the main tourist attraction, where you can find the endagered species of Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat called "varayadu" in Malayalam). A treck to Rajamala ("King of hills" in Malayalam), in the morning is sure to spot a few friendly mountain goats. You can also find Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants depending on the season and time of travel. The altitude is 1,600-1.800 m above sea level. Temperature ranges from a minimum of 0⁰C to a maximum of 28⁰C. Warm clothes and rain gear is recommended. The tourist season is from Aug-Mar.

Atukkad Waterfalls:  A scenic waterfalls amidst hills and jungles. You can find a road leading to Atukkad Waterfalls on Kochi road (just about 5 km from Munnar). This road is very narrow and needs a lot of experience to drive on.

Elephant Arrival Spot, (18 km from Munnar), Here you can board an elephant for a ride. It costs approximately Rs 350 per person.

Kundala Lake, (23 km from Munnar). This lake is very beautiful amidst lush jungles. Hiring a pedal boat and exploring the lake and its surroundings is an awesome experience. Except at the place you hired the boat, don't expect to find humans around the lake as it is surrounded by scenic jungles and hills. Unless you know how to row a boat, prefer a pedal boat, each trip lasts around 30 min and will be closed at 4:30PM.

Tata Tea Museum, also known as the KDHP Tea Museum, (Around 2 km on the Nallathany road, from Munnar). A must-see. Tourists can see a collection of odd bits from the colonial era. Photography is allowed on payment of Rs. 20; videography is strictly prohibited here. A very interesting 30-minute film is screened, and visitors are then taken around the factory to understand how tea is processed. This museum remains open from 10AM-4PM every day, closed on Mon. There is a Rs. 75 ticket fee for adults; lower for children.

Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park, [2] (45 min from Munnar). See Nilgiri Thar (Hemitragas hylocres) - an endangered species of mountain goats, rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97² km in the Rajamalai hills, rare flora and fauna, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, The Kurichi or Neelakurinji Flowers turn the hills of Rajamalai blue every 12 years. The next bloom will be in 2018. One can actually debate if going to the high peak just to see some goats is worth all the effort or not. However, the walk along the park is very romantic and has some breath taking view. Please be aware that this park remains closed every year around February-March due to the breeding program of the Nilgiri Thar. Before visiting Munnar please check if the park is open or not. Tickets can be bought from the counter for INR 55 per adult. Please be warned that if you do not reach the counter before 8:30 AM, the queue can get so long that it may take a couple of hours to get the tickets. The visit to the park is arranged by buses. While coming back after the visit, you'd again have to wait in queue. The entire process of buying tickets, visiting park and coming back may take 4-5 hours.

 

 

AT TRIVANDRUM

The name Thiruvananthapuram' means the 'abode of Anantha' - referring to the sacred snake god on whom Lord Vishnu reclines. The British found the name too much of a mouthful and anglicised it to Trivandrum'. The capital of Kerala, this unpretentious city is clean, green and has a leisurely feel to it. The Padmanabha Swamy Temple that holds the deity of the royal family of Travancore is an important landmark.
This city was built on seven low hills, a similarity it famously shares with Rome. It has an interesting mix of commercial streets, tree-lined avenues, historical and modern buildings, ancestral homes and a long coastline washed by the Arabian Sea. There are no large industries, but Thiruvananthapuram does have its share of professionals and businessmen, and with the advent of the IT industry, a rising population of 'techies'. However, the Secretariat and the government offices still form the backbone of the tow

Ananthapuri
There is ample scope for sight seeing, amusement and visit to cultural centers in and around the city.  We started our voyage in a Land Rover arranged by our travel agent and our first priority was to under take a trip in an around the city. To have an auspices beginning we visited the Sree Padmanabha Swami temple first of all.

Kanyakumari
The confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea or the Lakhadweep Sea and the dazzling beauty of the rising and setting sun make this place a favourite tourist destination. Here the enchanting beauty of the ocean gets unfolded in front of us with all its brilliance and charm. We explored the thrilling stories of a variety of experiences and messmerising sights that lie buried in the multi-coloured sand.

Kovalam Beach
Our last destination of the first day was Kovalam beach, a beach of international repute located 15 kms. away from the city. Out of the many beaches along the coast of Kovalam the Light house beach and the Hawwa beach are of great fame and highly entertaining. The Hawwa beach is an all time favourite spot of foreign tourists. we enjoyed the sunset to our heart fill as the sky was devoid of clouds. As our accommodation was arranged in a three star hotel not far from the beach we slept to the lullaby of the sea.

Maruthwamala
On the way to Kanyakumari we climbed to the top of a way side hill called Maruthwamala from where we could have a bird’s eye view of the trip of the peninsula as it is depicted in the map, the land flandked by the sea on all the three sides. the hill is famous otherwise as it is on this hill that sree Narayana Guru sat in meditation before the commencement of his social revolution.

Priyadarshini Planetarium
The GM-II star field projector in the planetarium can project most of the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star-studded night sky over any location in the world, on any day up to 12,500 years in the past or the same number of years into the future.

Shankhumugham Beach
People converge at this beach in the evenings to watch fiery sunsets. Across the road, there is a single-storey building with a high roof that houses an indoor sports centre with teakwood flooring and wooden galleries, probably the oldest in the State. Boxing championships are regularly held here. On the spacious veranda outside, a branch of the popular India Coffee House serves up traditional filter coffee and South Indian snacks.

Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple   
Located in the old walled fort area in the heart of the city, the Padmanabha Swamy Temple is a grand edifice that devotees believe has protected the town from all ills. Architecturally the east-facing structure is a mix of Chola, Pandya and indigenous Kerala styles. Access to the sanctum is through the distinctive ottakkal (single stone) mandapam. The idol is made of a unique composition known as katu-sarkara-yogam, lined inside with 12,008 salagrams (sacred stones).
 
This temple qualifies as a mahakshetram (great temple) as it satisfies 10 essential conditions, some of which are antiquity, historical importance, and forest origin, closeness to the sea, elevated location, and royal connection. The navaratri mandapam, located to the east of the temple, is the venue for the annual ten day Navaratri celebrations. Note; Entry is restricted to Hindus




The Zoo and Museum Complex
The complex situated in the heart of the city houses the zoo, the Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Sree Chithra Enclave and the KCS Panicker Gallery. Surrounded by beautiful green gardens and parks, the complex is extensive with a bandstand, park benches and a charming arched gate. The mandapam appears Southeast Asian in terms of its architecture. The curved top rafters and the granite base are reminiscent of a Hindu temple.

Thriparappu waterfalls
35 kms. off the city we came across the Thriparappu waterfalls. We soothed ourselves by taking a bath in the falls. nOt only our bodies but our inner selves also were caressed by the powerful flow of water in the clean and hygienic surroundings. We restrained our selves from enjoying a swim in the nearby pool as it is meant for the children. The Kodayar River flowing by the nearby Mahadeva (Siva) temple serves as the source of the waterfalls. After the leap and fall the river lashes against the rocks scattering water drops all around. It was a ravishing spectacle and we spend some time chatting with the river by relaxing on the stone platform nearby. We offered prayers at the Kumara Kovil, an ancient Subrhamanya temple situated at the foot of the Veli hills. The marital union of Muruka and Valli is the important festival of this kovil and it is celebrated in the Tamil month Painkuni, described the natives. The idol in the Kovil is popularly known as ‘Manavalakumaran’. There are grand celebrations in connection with Navaratri festival in which this idol together with the idols of Saraswathi and Bhagavati are carried around in procession.


Varkala
We reached Varkala by noon. Towering cliffs lapped by sea - waves on the coast, the slivery beaches and the vast expanse of the emerald paddy fields fringed by coconut plantations makes varkala exceptionally fascinating. varkala is known for Papanasham Beach, the 2000 years old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple. and Sivagiri near Varkala, the ‘Samadhi’[ (the final resting place) of Sree Narayana Guru, the great social reformer. Facilities for all inds of ayurvedic treatments are aplenty in and around Varkala. We found time to undertake a massage bath in one of the ayurvedic resorts and later to have a dip inthe sea and we prayed to rid us of our sins in the pious waters of Papanasham.

Vivekanandappara
After breakfast we sailed to the ‘Sreepada Rock’ which is believed to bear the holy footprint of Devi Kanyakumari and the Vivekananda Rock where Swami Vivekananda sat in meditation. The serenity of Vivekananda Mandapam 500 mts. away from teh land tempted us to meditate there for a while. teh huge statue of Tiruvalluvar (133 ft) opened to the visitors on Ist January 2000 is another eye - catching thing. Later we visited the Gandhi Memorial and ‘Gandhi Mandapam’ the place where Gandhiji’s funeral ashes were displayed publicly before immersion. It is constructed as per the Indian temple architectural pattern of medieval times.
The heart warming sights at Kanyakumari stretch beyond the shore. We visited the The famous Bay Watch Water Theme Park near the sunset point where we were enthralled at the wax statutesof luminaries kept in the wax museum.

 

 

AT ALLEPPY
Situated at the south-western tip of India's longest lake, the Vembanad, Alappuzha lies sandwiched between the lake and the Arabian Sea - a sliver of land barely 4 km wide. It attracts tourists throughout the year for that singular experience of backwater cruising, especially in the Kuttanad region, a vast area of partly reclaimed land, covered in emerald green paddy fields and separated by dikes from waters that are actually a few feet highe

Subrahmanya Temple
This temple dedicated to Sree Murugan (Subrahmanya) is renowned for its architectural splendour - the tall flag mast, the large temple tank, and the kootham-balam, or theatre, with its exquisite wooden carvings on the ceiling.

St Mary's Church, Champakulam
Located on the site at which St Thomas is believed to have built one of his seven churches, the shrine draws hundreds of devotees, especially during the annual feast in October. The feast of St Joseph in March is also an important event. Wooden statues of Christ, made nearby, are exported to various countries.

St George Orthodox Syrian Church
This Syrian church has been constructed partially with portions of an old 13th century church located at Haripad, 44 km north of Kollam. Its porches and porticos follow typical temple architecture. Biblical frescoes showing the art forms of the early medieval period adorn its walls.

R Block
R Block is one of the best managed private farms situated on one of the reclaimed lands in the Kuttanad region. This process of land reclamation started about 100 years ago. At nearly 850 acres, the farm constitutes the largest reclaimed region in the area and is almost entirely covered in coconut, areca and banana plantations. Note: A return boat trip from Alappuzha takes one and a half hours one way and would cost Rs 450.

Pathiramanal Island
The Raja of Travancore offered this palm-covered island in the Vembanad Lake on lease to the family of a man named Andrew Pereira, a Portuguese national and a naval officer, who married a local Catholic woman and settled here. When the lease expired in!979, Pathiramanal was taken over by the government. Subsequently, families residing there were rehabilitated and the island was handed over to the Tourism Department. It is a one-hour boat ride away from Alappuzha.

Mannarassala Snake Temple
Traditionally, Hindu naga (serpent) worshippers have always built their temples in serpent groves. Of these, Mannarassala is the largest with 30,000 images of snake gods, and hundreds of snakes living around the temple. Childless women come here for blessings and return for a 'thanksgiving' ceremony when they beget a child. Gifts equalling the weight of the child are offered to the diety.

Kuttanad
In order to enjoy the picturesque scenes of Alappuzha, known as the Venice of the East, which lies in the lap of Arabian sea in its totality and also to have a rare experience we hired a canopied country boat called ‘Kettuvallom’ and we sailed to Kuttanad. Kuttanad, known as the rice bowl of Kerala because of her wealth of paddy crops, is the very heart of the backwater and it is unique on account of its low altitude form sea level (it lies two feet below sea level).

Krishnapuram Palace Museum
This palace was built during the reign of Maharaja Marthanda Varma. It is a miniature model of the Padmanabhapuram Palace, near Thiruvananthapuram. The spectacular 16-block building sprawls over an area of 1.87 acres. Now an archaeological museum, the restored two-storey palace houses paintings, antique furniture and sculpture. Burial urns, bronze artefacts, swords, ancient vessels, weights, cannon balls, models of umbrellas, and even a Sanskrit Bible, are some of the exhibits.

Karumadi Kuttan
The deity of Karumadi Kuttan, which stands by the side of the public canal to the west of the Kamapuram temple, is a black granite Buddha, said to belong to the ninth or 10th century. The idol has now been installed in a smaller shrine to protect it. Kerala's Ay kings were patrons of Buddhism, which, however, is known to have declined in the State by the eighth century.


Chavara Bhavan
Chavara Bhavan, 6 km from town and accessible only by boat, is situated in Kainakary, a small village in the backwaters of Alappuzha. It is the ancestral home of Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara, one among the three Malayali candidates under consideration for sainthood by Rome.


Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathi Temple
Sandwiched between the two rivers, Pamba and Manimala, and located on the border of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts, this shrine is open to people of all religions. Goddess Vanadurga's (the presiding deity) affinity for women and children has made the temple particularly popular with women devotees.

Bhagavathi Temple
Located in Chettikulangara, it houses the largest stone lamp in the country - 11 ft high, with 13 tiers. The deity, an incarnation of Bhadrakali, is supposed to possess miraculous powers and legends abound about favours conferred on devotees. The annual Kettukazhcha festival witnesses spectacular processions with bright effigies on decorated chariots. An all-night Kathakali performance marks the conclusion of the cultural events.

Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple
The reigning deity of this temple is the infant Krishna. Paintings of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu adorn the inner walls of the chuttambalam or circumambulatory. The annual festival in April draws thousands of devotees, who also gather here for a feast. The Pallipana ritual, held once in 12 years, witnesses performances by sorcerers. The temple is also renowned for its offering of palpayasam, a milk and rice pudding

AT PERIYAR

Periyar National Park being one of the major attractions in Thekkady draws a lot of tourists. Located on the banks of artificial Periyar Lake, the park is fully covered with dense forests and green grass lands making it an ideal place for wildlife such as the great Indian tigers, elephants, lion tailed macaques, gaurs, deer and sambars.

Visitors can enjoy elephant rides and cruise rides on the lake. Adventurous lovers can also join trekking programs which are conducted for the ancient Mangala Devi temple located in the midst of the thick forest. Besides, one can also enjoy bullock cart ride. The best time to visit this park is during the months of October to June

AT ERNAKULAM

Antique Shops in Jew Street
With the return of the Jews to Israel, their dwellings fell into disrepair and many were torn down to make way for newer structures. Anything that could be salvaged - woodwork, furniture, artefacts, vessels and brass work - of both utility and aesthetic value, found their way into antique shops that sprang up in the meandering alleys of Jew Town. Increasing demand, spurred on by tourism, brought traditional and contemporary bric-a-brac from all over the country into these shops.
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Bhoothathankettu
Located 50 km from Ernakulam town, Bhoothathankettu is a scenic dam site with boating facilities and is surrounded by a vast virgin forest
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Bishop's House/indo-Portuguese Museum
Resting atop a small hillock close to the Parade Ground, this quaint structure with its grand driveway was built by the Portuguese in 1506 for their governor. Today, it is the residence of the Bishop of Kochi. In the adjacent Indo-Portuguese Museum, precious artefacts collected from various churches are displayed.
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Broadway
Located in the heart of the city, Broadway is bound by a maze of alleys and crossroads. Before MG Road usurped its position as the main street, Broadway, parallel to Shanmugham Road, was the widest in town, hence its name. The narrow street and crossroads on its flanks are choc-a-block with shops selling everything under the sun from shoes, clothes, medicine, furniture, curios and kitchenware to spices, gold, hardware, electronics and books.
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Cherai Beach
Located on the northern end of Vypeen Island, about 25 km from the city, this is an idyllic beach without the crowds. Beach resorts abound
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Chottanikkara Temple
This temple enshrines the Goddess Bhagavathi in three forms - Saraswati (the goddess of learning), draped in white; Bhadrakaali (the fierce and destructive form), dressed in crimson; and Durga (the divine mother), in blue. Devotees flock to this popular pilgrim centre, and those seeking liberation from torment and mental illness often dance themselves into a frenzy. A tree nearby is covered in long iron nails. hammered in by devotees using their foreheads to render troublesome spirits permanently immobile. In the nine-day Makam Thozhal festival, held in February-March, prospective brides and young girls pray for a happy married
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Clock tower
Built in 1760 by Ezekiel Rahabi, an affluent Jewish businessman* the clock tower stands next to the synagogue. This is a great mystery as Jewish tradition does not have the custom of ringing bells.
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Dutch Cemetery
The derelict granite and red laterite stone tombs of Dutch traders and soldiers lie serenely in a bed of heather bush and thistle under a green canopy. A mute yet sublime remnant of the once thriving European community in Kochi, the Dutch Cemetery, consecrated in 1724, now lies mostly in ruins.
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Fort Kochi Beach
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, with its legendary Chinese fishing nets dotting the foreground, Fort Kochi beach offers views of fiery sunsets. A colourful carnival on New Year's Day is a major draw. A novelty here is the waterfront shacks that offer the catch of the day prepared according to taste. Massive granite embankments have been built to arrest sea erosion along the shore.
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Hill Palace Museum
This one-time residence of the Raja of Cochin at Thripunithura has been converted into the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. The hill-top palace, built in 1865, and consisting of 49 buildings, stretches across 52 acres of lush greenery. Exhibits displayed in its 18 galleries include the royal throne and chairs, pictures of the rulers of Cochin, Thanjavur paintings, 14th century wood-carvings, inscriptions, megalithic remains, crown, ornaments, and mural paintings. Jewellery, porcelain and epigraphy artefacts are housed in separate galleries.
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Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi
The two-acre property in the heart of the city where the Maharaja of Cochin once held his durbars is now known as the Durbar Hall grounds. These grounds were also used for football games, exhibitions, military parades and processions from the nearby Shiva Temple. The one-time Parikshit Thampuran Museum situated here has been converted into an academy that showcases contemporary arts.
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Kochi
A small area that was once bequeathed to a member of the royal family; Kochi later expanded to form a kingdom and then the State of Cochin. It gradually developed into a centre of trade and colonial rule, and eventually, shrank in size, but not in stature, as it evolved into the modern town of Kochi as we know it today.
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Kumbalangi
A tiny village facing the Kochi backwaters in the western part of city, it is the first eco-friendly tourist village in India Kalagraamam, the artists' village, is a major attraction.
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M.G.Road
Mahatma Gandhi Road is the lifeline of the city. Lined with every type of commercial enterprise from garment showrooms and jewellery shops to a host of restaurants, it remains the most expensive piece of real estate in the city.
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Marine Drive
This scenic strip offers a spectacular view of the backwaters and the harbour and is packed with buildings ranging from corporate offices and banks to luxury hotels, cinema halls, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The drive is the most popular hangout for the locals.
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Maritime Museum
Established in 2001 to create awareness of India's maritime history, the museum actually consists of two bunkers, as carefully preserved as the exhibits, which have been converted into galleries. One is devoted to the maritime heritage of India through the ages, whereas the other showcases shipbuilding activities in India, beginning from the Indus Valley civilisation to modern times.
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Museum of Kerala History
The brainchild of the industrialist and philanthropist, R Madhavan Nair, this museum at Edapally is 10 km from the city and showcases the history of the State from the Neolithic Age to the modern period through pieces of sculpture. The one-hour light and sound show emphasises the richness of Kerala's past. The gallery of paintings holds 200 pieces of art by contemporary Indian artists and world masters. The Gallery of Miniatures is a treasure trove of Indian miniature painting.
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Pardesi Synagogue
Constructed in 1568, this synagogue was destroyed in 1662 by cannon fire during a Portuguese raid and was rebuilt two years later when Kochi came under the Dutch yoke. The 19lh century glass chandeliers from Belgium, painted blue willow-patterned Chinese floor tiles from the 18th century, and the gallery for women with its slender gilt columns are interesting features. A 4th century copper plate carries the Maharaja's inscription in Malayalam, but in the unique kannadiezhuthu script that is decipherable only with the aid of a mirror.
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Santa Cruz Basilica
A monumental structure with a brilliant blue dome, the basilica was built by the Portuguese in 1506 and recognised as a cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Demolished in 1795 by the British, a new building was commissioned at the same site in 1887 by Bishop Dome Gomes Ferreira and later proclaimed a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984.
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Shiva Temple
Popularly known as 'Ernakulathappan', the god of this temple is associated with the name of city. Lord Shiva, the chief deity, faces west towards the sea, considered a rarity. The Shiva and Parvati idols, found in kirathamurthy form, are claimed to be swayambhoo or 'self-created'.
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SNC Maritime Museum
This museum was established in 1989 to. display the different maritime activities of the Indian naval forces. The star attraction is the vallom (boat) made of a single piece of wood, the thampakam. Once owned by the Raja of Ambalappuzha, it is said to be over 300 years old.
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Spice Market
Jew Street in Mattancherry is saturated with the smell of ginger, cardamom, cloves and pepper, thanks to the spice market that still survives. Trucks feed pushcarts that transport sackloads of spices in and out of the warehouses that line the narrow streets. Traders haggle frantically as workers dry, sort and pack the spices for retail.
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St Francis Church
This is India's first European church built in 1503 by a group of Portuguese Franciscan friars. The history of the church encapsulates the European struggle for power in India. Regular services are conducted through the week in English and Malayalam. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, was buried here in 1524. Although his remains were taken back to Lisbon 14 years later, the tombstone remains intact.
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Thirumala Devaswom Temple
Built in 1599, the temple houses the idol of Venkatachalapathi Thirumala Devar, believed to be responsible for the prosperity of the Konkani community that flourished in trade and commerce. Both temple and idol have had a chequered history and have been plundered and restored time and again.
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Willingdon Island
This man-made island lies nestled in the backwaters between mainland Ernakulam and Mattancherry. Named after the Viceroy of India, Lord Willingdon, the 775-acre island was created from soil dredged up while deepening Kochi's harbour in 1928. The man responsible for this engineering feat was a visionary, Sir Robert Bristow. The island is home to the Cochin Port Trust and the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command. There are also top-end luxury hotels such as the Taj Malabar, Trident Hilton and Casino Hotel.
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Chendamangalam
Known for its unique geography, Chendamangalam, 42 km from Ernakulam, has three rivers, seven inlets, hillocks and vast green plains. This land was once the home of the Paliath Achans, the prime ministers of the rajas of Kochi. Their residence, the Paliam Palace, houses a collection of historical documents and relics.
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MADHYA PRADESH

Khajuraho

Pana, Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park, Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore, Orchha, Sanchi, Panchmari, Mandu, Jabalpur :- are the must visit places of Madhya Pradesh. Besides, Madhya Pradesh has a number of important pilgrimage centers too. Ujjain and Omkareshwar hold special religious significance having two of the twelve jyotirlingas, Maheshwar and Mandleshwar. The medieval cities, wildlife sanctuaries and holy pilgrimage centers of Madhya Pradesh offer a memorable experience to the tourists. The mystic land of Madhya Pradesh is an ideal place for an adventurous and stress-free holiday. Come packing to enjoy the unexplored delights in Madhya Pradesh.


Sanchi

Located on the foot of a hill-- Sanchi is just 46 kms. from Bhopal. It is more of a village than a town. Sanchi is a religious place with historical and archaeological significance. Sanchi is known for its Stupas,monasteries,temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD The most famous of these monuments,the Sanchi Stupa 1,was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. The place is related to Buddhism but not directly to the life of Buddha. It is more related to Ashoka than to Buddha. Ashoka built the first Stupa and put up many pillars here. The crown of famous Ashoka pillars,with four lions standing back to back,has been adopted as the national emblem of India Sanchi adopted Buddhism,which replaced the prominent Hinduism. But time took its toll and slowly both the Stupas and the place was forgotten. In 1818 Sanchi was rediscovered and gradually historical and the religious significance of the place was recognized. Restoration work of the Stupas started in 1881 and finally between 1912 and 1919 these were carefully repaired and restored. It was accepted that the structure at Sanchi were the most organized construction which went into the engineering of temples in the medieval period. The carvings here are done with the precision of Jewellers. Despite the damage and restoration work done Sanchi is the most evocative and attractive Buddhist site in India. Sanchi is primarily a place of Stupas and pillars but the gorgeous gateways add grace to the place. These gateways are beautifully carved and carry scenes from the life of Buddha or Ashoka. These gateways are the finest specimens of early classical art,which formed the seedbed of entire vocabulary of later Indian art. The images carved on the pillars and the Stupas tell moving stories of the incidents from the life of Buddha.


Bhojpur

 Located 28 Kms from Bhopal, Bhojpur is well-known for the magnificent 11th century Shiva temple, Bhojeshwar Mandir and the lake constructed by the legendary Parmar King of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-1053). The huge Shiva Lingam in the temple carved out of a single rock over a three tiered square sandstone platform, is the largest in India. The Lingam is 7.5 ft tall and almost 21.5 mt in circumference. The temple is a simple square with a richly carved dome supported by four pillars guarded by two ornamental figures at the entrance. There is a simple Jain shrine nearby which has a 6m high black statue of a Thirthankara along two smaller ones. A very colourful and big mela is organised here on the occasion of the festival Maha Shivratri.


Big Lake Bhopal

There is a legend why the Parmara king built the lake. Once king Bhoj suffered from skin disease. All vaidyas failed to cure him. One day a saint told the king to build a tank to combine 365 tributaries and than have a bath in it to wipe out the skin disease. Bhoj called upon his engineers to build up a huge tank. They spotted a place near river Betwa, which was 32 km away from Bhopal. It was found that it has only 359 tributaries. A Gond Commander Kalia fulfilled this shortage. He than gave the address of an invisible river. After merging the tributaries of this river the number 365 was completed.

The fishing rights to the Bada Talaab have been given on long lease by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation to fishermen co-operative consisting of some 500 fishermen families. Fishing is mainly done on its South-Eastern shores. The lake also serves as the source of water for irrigating a large area. There are 87 villages in its catchment area in the Bhopal as well as Sehore districts. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people in these areas and most farmers have livestock as well. While some farmers have large landholdings, many farmers are small and marginal farmers with only a few acres of land.

Bada Talaab attracts a lot of tourists and locals due to its scenic beauty. India's first National Sailing Club has been established at the Boat Club on its Eastern side.

This club offers various water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, rafting, water skiing, parasailing etc. A number of operators provide facilities for exciting trips by sail, paddle and motor boats.

Van Vihar National Park, situated on the South-Eastern side of the lake, attracts lot of tourists due to its unique set-up.

The road passing through it has on one side the animals in their natural habitats, and on the other hand is the scenic beauty of the lake.


Taj-ul-Masjid

The most impressive structure in Bhopal is the Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest and most elegant mosques in India. Work on the mosque was commenced during the reign of Shah Jahan Begum of Bhopal, who ruled from 1868 to 1901. Taj-ul-Masjid literally translates as 'The Crown of Mosques', and the construction of the monument was characterised by sporadic bursts of activity alternating with spans of inactivity during the reigns of successive Begums. However, the monument was never completed due to lack of money, and after a long lay-off, construction was resumed in 1971. The building really presents a spectacular sight and is worth taking a bow to. It's pink façade is topped by two huge white-domed minarets pointing upwards to the heavens, as if seeking its blessings. The monument also has three huge bulbous domes, an impressive main hallway with attractive pillars, marble flooring and a spacious courtyard. The mosque is one of the most important landmarks in the city of Bhopal, and is multi-purpose as it is used as a madarsa (Islamic religious school) during the day.


Van Vihar Bhopal

Once a barren area, it has now been transformed in to an oasis of greenery. This is a unique zoo of the country, as the animals are kept here in near natural conditions. Country to the popular belief, animals are not captured from the forests for bringing them here. Most of the animals kept here are either orphaned animals brought here from all parts of Madhya Pradesh or those which have been exchanged with other zoos.

Location:   district of Bhopal

Area covered:  4.45 Sq Kms

Best Time to Visit:  July to September

Bhimbetka :- 

Bhimbhetka based on the northern fringe of Vindhya Mountain ranges is a major tourist attraction 46 kms from Bhopal. This place has South Asia's richest collection of prehistoric paintings and other archeological discoveries.

 The paintings in over 500 caves depict the life of the prehistoric cave dwellers and a smaller number have evidences of Stone Age habitation.

The oldest paintings are believed to be up to 1200 years old. Executed mainly in red and white with the special use of green and yellow, the scenes usually depict hunting, dancing, music, horse and elephant riders, animals fighting, honey collection, decoration of bodies, disguises, masking and household scenes. Animals such as bison’s, tigers, lions, wild boar, elephants, antelopes, dogs, lizards, crocodiles etc, have been abundantly depicted in some caves. Popular religious and ritual symbols also occur frequently.

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ORISSA

Orissa is popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa. Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 Temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fulolest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years.
Bhubaneswar makes an ideal tourist destination for its buildings and extensive infrastructure perfectly complements its historic surroundings. With facilites to cater to every type of visitor. Bhubaneswar is well connected by air, rail and road to the rest of India. The modern Biju Patnaik airport is being extended to receive wide bodied aircraft, and one may well see international charters landing here soon.
Best time to visit : Bhubaneswar can be visited round of the year, but the ideal time, especially for visitors from colder climes, would be from October to March.

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PUNJAB
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RAJASTHAN

PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN.

Situated in the western frontier, Rajasthan is the largest state of the union of India with Jaipur being  the capital and the largest city of the state.
Popular destination for tourist visiting places in Rajasthan :

01. AJMER.
02. BHARATPUR.
03. JAISALMER.
04. RANATHAMBORE.
05. UDAIPUR.
06. BIKANER.
07. PUSHKAR.
08. CHITTORGARH.
09. JAIPUR.
10. JODHPUR.
11. MOUNT-ABU.

ABOUT AJMER :
Ajmer, the sacred city of Muslims, is one of the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan,The city is also the gateway to the holy city of Pushkar, which is dedicated to Lord Brahma, and has the only and biggest temple dedicated to him in the world

Dargah-e-Sharif :
Tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a revered Sufi Saint of the 12th century AD, this is the holiest of all Muslim dargahs in the country. Throughout the year, the dargah welcomes a lot of pilgrims from all over the country and outside, but during the festival of Urs, it is a sight to look at. Different sections of the dargah are gifts of different emperors, be it the dome, the pillars, or the windows, and a Mughal art can be seen in the architecture.

Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra:
Now here is an Indo-Islamic architectural marvel completed in 2 ½ days (Adhai-din). It was originally a Sanskrit college, which was converted into a mosque by Qutubuddin Aibak. Forty columns support the roof but no two are alike. Be it to admire its magnificence of a different kind, even in its dilapidated state or the intricate Islamic calligraphy - this one is something you should not miss.

ABOUT BHARATPUR :The township of Bharatpur is named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama. One of the chief characters of the Hindu Epic Ramayana, Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the royal family of Bharatpur.Bharatpur, referred to as the 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', is a well known tourist attraction in the state of Rajasthan.

The dense forest reserve at Bharatpur, now a renowned national park, was declared as a reserve for birds in 1956, which was later listed as a National Park. The site also features the world heritage site of UNESCO. Spread over an area of 29 sq km, the natural reserve houses 375 species of beautiful birds along with animals and reptiles. Apart from regional birds from India, the sanctuary attracts birds from Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet in various seasons. Bharatpur is known as a birdwatcher's paradise, providing habitat to a large variety of birds. Tourists throng to the destination to follow movements of the birds closely. The reserve is visited by thirsty birds and animals, which in search of water flock to this marshy region.

ABOUT JAISALMER : Once a sleepy desert city, Jaisalmer has transformed itself into a major tourist destination of India.Though there are historical monuments scattered all over the city but the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands. The Jaisalmer city is also known for its old mansions, better known as Havelis. Among many of them you will find Salim ji ki haveli and Nathmal ji ki haveli as the most striking. There are other monuments too, which are equally important because of their distinct and individual architecture. The amalgamation of ancient and the medieval era architecture will catch your fancy.

ABOUT RANATHAMBORE : Ranthambore is known for its tiger reserve. For tiger's retreat, what better can be than the travel tour to Ranthambore. The Ranthambore national park can easily be reached from the residential town of Sawai Madhopur.The best time to enjoy a travel tour to Ranthambore is from November to April. For wildlife lovers.

ABOUT UDAIPUR : The royal city of Rajasthan, also known as ' The City of Lakes', Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, because of its beautiful water bodies.

Lake Palace : The most important landmark of Udaipur, lake Pichola has beautiful palaces and structures on various islands it has. One of these is Jag Niwas island, on which the majestic Lake Palace or Jag Niwas Palace is situated. The beautiful palace is now a luxury resort, under Taj five star chain of hotels.
City Palace :
This is a grand complex, consisting many palatial buildings, structures with some really exquisite art work. The complex faces the lake Pichola, offering breathtaking views of Pichola. A blend of architectural styles from Persian, Indian, Chinese and European art forms, the complex also treasures a lot of historical artifacts in its museums as well. The famous Amar Vilas is a part of City Palace complex itself.
Jag Mandir :
This is also an island place on lake Pichola, more popular for its gardens and botanical beauties. The place is famous as the refuge of Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor after he revolted against his father. With amazing restaurants and a nice beautiful location , this is a must see place in Udaipur.
Saheliyon-Ki-Bari :
This is one of the most beautiful and leisure places in Udaipur, which a Rajput king got made for the 48 maids of his queen. The attractions of this place are beautiful floral gardens, marble structures and floorings, carved structures and amazing fountains.
Jagdish Temple :
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 AD, the temple is a living example of Indo Aryan architecture. Surrounded by market areas, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and has amazing traditional art works including sculptures and statues of Hindu gods, including Krishna.
Lake Pichola :
The most important land mark of Udaipur, lake Pichola is an artificial lake having many islands and many buildings and palaces over those islands. It is a 14th century lake, which was named after the neighboring Picholi village.
Fateh Sagar :
This is another popular artificial lake built in 17th century, by the Maharana. This lake also has many islands and structures on and around it. The Hariyali Amavasya Mela (Green New Moon Fair) is organized near the lake every year, in August or September.

ABOUT BIKANER : The desert city of Rajasthan draws large number of tourists for its picturesque golden sand dunes, striking red sandstone forts, stunning palaces and havelis and certainly its camel safaris. The city boasts of having the best camels and has the largest Camel research and breeding farm in the world, hence the name camel country. The camel festival is also a major tourist attraction.

Junagarh Fort- This fort was erected in1593 A.D by Raja Rai Singh, the illustrious general of the army of the Mughal emperor Akbar. The fortress is bounded by a moat and consists of 37 palaces and pavilions including Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. The museum within the fort encloses priceless miniature paintings and extraordinary antiques that are of great interest for art lovers.

Lalgarh Palace-This majestic palace built by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji in 1902 is a magnum opus in red sandstone. This architectural wonder was created by the fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture and exhibits superb craftsmanship in the form of striking latticework and filigree work.

Jain Haveli- Bikaner abounds in beautiful havelis- the ancient luxurious mansions with sprawling courtyards where the nobles or the affluent people of Rajasthan lived. These havelies belonged to the Kotharis, Rampurias,Vaids and Dagas and were located in the regions like Gogagate, Daddhon Ka Chowk and so on.

Bhandeswari Jain Temple- This fifteenth century temple is the oldest shrine of Bikaner and is adorned with mirror work, frescos and gold leaf paintings.

Apart from these other major tourist attractions are Camel Research and Breeding Farm, Gajner Palace, Deshnoke Temple, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Shri Sadul Museum, and Gajner Wildlife

ABOUT PUSHKAR : Pushkar is a sacred little town in Rajasthan is famous for its scenic beauty and more than 400 temples, Pushkar has a number of exciting tourists attractions including the famous Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple.

Pushkar Lake : One of the most scred sites for hindus, Pushkar Lake is the most famous tourist attraction in the holy town of Pushkar. It's a beautiful semi - circular lake with 52 lovely ghats surrounding it. According to beliefs, a dip in the Pushkar Lake in the auspicious occasion of karthik poornima brings salvation to devotees.

Brahma Temple - Only this Temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma in all over India. the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology. the beautiful marble temple is famous for its four-headed idol of lord Brahma. It's decorated with silver coins and a silver turtle on its black and white chequered floor.

Savitri Temple : This Temple is dedicated to first wife of Lord Brahma (goddess Savitri), it's the second most important temple in Pushkar Located just behind the Brahma Temple on a hilltop, It provides a panoramic view of the scenic Pushkar Lake and exotic sand dunes nearby.

ABOUT CHITTORGARH Chittorgarh For  is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan.  The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated several kilometres by road south of Bhilwara. It was ruled initially by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavansi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor akbor in 1567. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries


ABOUT JAIPUR : Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.  

TOURIST VISITING PLACES IN JAIPUR - The City Palace, Govindji Temple, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Hahal - The palace of winds, Moti Doongari and Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Jal Mahal, Amber Palace and Fort complex,  

ABOUT JODHPUR : Located on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, the city of Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the vast desert. The glorious past of Jodhpur is personified through the various forts, palaces and other monuments of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Rajasthan. People from India as well as all over the world visit Jodhpur every year, There are a number of tourist attractions in Jodhpur, enchanting the tourists. The main places to see in Jodhpur Rajasthan are :
Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace. 

ABOUT MOUNT ABU :
Only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north -west India is situated at a average height of 1,219 mtr's above sea level is the oasis in the desert land of Rajasthan. The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temple and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan.Home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Mount Abu with its world-class tourist facilities with hotels ranging from budget class to three star , provides a great holiday escape and honeymoon attraction. Every year more then three million national and international tourists visit mount abu enjouing its scenic beauty, rich flora & fauna as well as the marble art delwara jain temple.

 

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SIKKIM

A mystic land of supreme tranquility, Sikkim is situated behind

the mighty and protetire shadow of Kanchendzonga worshiped

as the supreme guardian deity of local population. Surrounded

by Nepal, China,Bhutan, and Derjeeling. Sikkim is easily

approachable by road, rail, and air,which is becoming of the

most attractive tourist spot in recent years.


 

Transport Facility
SIKKIM TRANSPORT
TYPE OF VEHICLE  AC.   N/AC.  FROM  TO  RATE
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. GANGTOK DEORALI STAND. INR - 3000 
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 8PAX.     YES  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. GANGTOK DEORALI STAND. INR - 3200 
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. GANGTOK DEORALI STAND.  INR - 2400
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. GANGTOK DEORALI STAND. INR - 3500
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. GANGTOK DEORALI STAND. INR - 4000
2/2 NON PUSH BACK BUS 24 SEAT.    N/AC.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. GANGTOK DEORALI STAND. INR - 7000
           
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 8PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND TSOMGO LAKE - BABA MANDIR & BACK INR - 5000
TATA SUMO 8 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND TSOMGO LAKE - BABA MANDIR & BACK INR - 5500
SCORPIO  7 PAX./XYLO 6 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND TSOMGO LAKE - BABA MANDIR & BACK INR -5500 
ANY 4 SEAT CAR.    YES  GANGTOK HOTEL GANGTOK LOCAL SIGHT SEEING FULL DAY. INR - 2200 
ANY 4 SEAT CAR.    YES  GANGTOK HOTEL GANGTOK LOCAL SIGHT SEEING HALF DAY. INR - 1400 
           
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND PELLING INR - 3200
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 8PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND PELLING  INR - 3500 
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND PELLING  INR - 2400
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND PELLING INR - 3700
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   GANGTOK STAND PELLING INR - 4250
           
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  PELLING HOTEL PELLING LOCAL SIGHT SEEING. INR - 2600
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 7 PAX.     YES  PELLING HOTEL PELLING LOCAL SIGHT SEEING. INR - 2750
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  PELLING HOTEL PELLING LOCAL SIGHT SEEING.  INR - 2200
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  PELLING HOTEL PELLING LOCAL SIGHT SEEING. INR - 2800
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   PELLING HOTEL PELLING LOCAL SIGHT SEEING. INR - 3200
           
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  PELLING HOTEL GANGTOK STAND INR - 3000
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 8PAX.     YES  PELLING HOTEL GANGTOK STAND INR - 3200 
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  PELLING HOTEL GANGTOK STAND  INR - 2400
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  PELLING HOTEL GANGTOK STAND INR - 3500
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   PELLING HOTEL GANGTOK STAND INR - 4250
           
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  PELLING HOTEL NJP RLY. ST./AIRPORT INR - 3500
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 7PAX.     YES  PELLING HOTEL NJP RLY. ST./AIRPORT INR - 3500
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  PELLING HOTEL NJP RLY. ST./AIRPORT  INR - 2700
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  PELLING HOTEL NJP RLY. ST./AIRPORT INR - 4200
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   PELLING HOTEL NJP RLY. ST./AIRPORT INR - 4500
           
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND NJP RLY.ST/AIRPORT INR - 3000 
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 7PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND NJP RLY.ST/AIRPORT INR - 3200 
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND NJP RLY.ST/AIRPORT  INR - 2400
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND NJP RLY.ST/AIRPORT INR - 3500
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   GANGTOK STAND NJP RLY.ST/AIRPORT INR - 4000
2/2 NON PUSH BACK BUS 24 SEAT.    N/AC.  GANGTOK STAND NJP RLY.ST/AIRPORT INR - 7000
           
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND DARJEELING STAND INR - 3500 
TAVERRA 7 PAX / BOLLERO 7 PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND DARJEELING STAND INR - 3500 
INDICA 4 PAX.     YES  GANGTOK STAND DARJEELING STAND  INR - 2500
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    YES  GANGTOK STAND DARJEELING STAND INR - 4200
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.   YES   GANGTOK STAND DARJEELING STAND INR - 4500
2/2 NON PUSH BACK BUS 24 SEAT.    N/AC.  GANGTOK STAND DARJEELING STAND

INR - 6500

 

 

 

RATE INCLUDES - FUEL, TOLL TAX, DRIVER BHATTA.
NB : ABOVE RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - 1) HIKE IN FUEL PRICES. 2) PICK SEASON DEMAND.& ETC.

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TAMILNADU
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UTTARAKHAND GARWAL
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UTTARAKHAND KUMAON
Transport Facility
KUMYON TRANSPORT
VEHICLE NAME   A.C  N/A.C RATE PER DAY RATE PER K.M
TATA INDICA  A.C   INR-2150 - (150km.) 14.50/ KM. (150 KM )
TATA INDICA    N/AC. INR-1850 - (150km.) 12.50/ KM. (150 KM )
TATA SUMO    N/AC. INR-2400 - (200km.) 12.00/ KM. (200 KM )
INNOVA/XYLO  AC.   INR-3500 - (150km.) 23.50/ KM. (150 KM )
SCORPIO  AC.   INR-3500 - (150km.) 23.50/ KM. (150 KM )
SCORPIO    N/AC. INR-3000 - (150km.) 20.00/ KM. (150 KM )
TAVERRA   AC.   INR-3000 - (200 KM.) 15.00/KM (200 KM.)
TATA WINGER 13 SEATER    N/AC. INR-3400 - (200 KM.) 17.00/KM. (200 KM.)
TEMPO TRAVELER 13 SITER    N/AC. INR-3800- (250km.) 15.50/ KM. (250 KM )
TEMPO TRAVELER 17 SITER    N/AC. INR-5500- (250km.) 22.00/ KM. (250 KM )
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.    N/AC. INR-6500 (250 km.) 22.00/km. (250 km.)
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 27 SEATER.  AC.   INR-8000 (250 km.) 32.00/km. (250 km.)
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.    N/AC. INR-9000 (300 km.) 30.00/km. (300 km.)
2/2 PUSH BACK BUS 36 SEATER.  AC.   INR-11000 (300 km.) 37.00/km. (300 km.)

RATE INCLUDES - FUEL, TOLL TAX, DRIVER BHATTA.
NB : ABOVE RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - 1) HIKE IN FUEL PRICES. 2) PICK SEASON DEMAND.& ETC.

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UTTARPRADESH
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WEST BENGAL

NORTH BENGAL

dooars forestDOOARS :  This region, located in the district of Jalpaiguri and Cooch behar, forms a geteway to the hill stations of North Bengal, Sikkim, Bhutan & North-Eastern states. The place where nature has kept its doors open. The dense natural forests, interwoven with lush green tea gardens, criss-crossed by Teesta, Raidak Torsha, Jaldhaka, Kaljani and other rivers & their innumerable tributaries rolling down the hills fill up your senses with sublimity. 

Location : The Dooars valley stretching from river Teesta on the west to river Sankosh on the east, over a span of 130 km. by 40 km, forms a major part of Jalpaiguri district. To its north stands the east Himalayas as a natural backdrop. The dense forest teaming with wildlife like bison, rhino, cheeta, elephant,deer etc, bubbling rivers, interspersed with sleepy or busy settlements, is what Dooars is all about.  

PLACES OF INTEREST : Area wise, a visit to Dooars cab be split in to two parts, East & West. (A) East Dooars comprises - Buxa National Park & Jayanti Hills & forest is a natural habitat of Tigers. With an area of 759 sq km. this scenic reserve is crisscrossed by numerous hilly rivers, provides a breathtaking landscape. There is a great collection of rare orchids and medicinal plants found in this hilly & natural landscape. Further down, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is the natural abode of the rare one-horned Rhinoceros, the mighty Bison, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Hog Deer, Reptiles, huge wild Elephants, Wild Boars and the rarest Variety of animals and birds including plenty of Peacocks. Elephant safaris through the Jaldapara forest in search of wild animals, is a memorable experience. Numerous watch towers here allow tourists to take a real close look at wildlife. Alongside Jaldapara, nearing Bangladesh border, Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary is a water body, which harbours different species of birds that include cormorants, different varieties of storks, ibis, spoonbill, kingfisher, parrots and many others. There is also a large aquarium, a deer park and a crocodile rehabilitation. (B) West Dooars comprising Gorumara & Chapramari National Park, Chalsa, Samsing, Sunthelakhola,Murti, Bindu & Jhalong is a natural Home of wild bison, elephant, deear & reptiles, is a treat to tourists seeking wildlife adventures. Jeep safaries, watch tower allow inquisitie wildlife viewers of a mind-blowing experience.

HOW TO REACH : Dooars, 632 km. north of Kolkatqa is connected by air, rail and road from Kolkata. A broad gauge railway service connects Siliguri and Cooch Behar via Alipurduar. Siliguri is the gateway to Dooars. The journey time is approximately 10+ hours by rail or 45 minute by air followed by 1 hr. by road. 

For the adventurous and those who really want to experience the beauty of nature and the changing landscape as you approach the Dooars, there is nothing like taking a road trip. The entire region is served with a network of motorable roads running through the deep forests and tea gardens. The place is well connected by long distance by routes to Siliguri as well as to Kolkata. Jalpaiguri and other areas of the state.

The route to be followed from Kolkata is as follows :

* NH 34 to Dalkola via Barasat, Ranaghat, Krishnagar, Plassey, Berhampur, Morgram, Farakka, Malda, Raiganj, Karandighi. 

* From Dalkola take the NH31 to Sevoke via Kishanganj, Islampur, Bagdogra, Siliguri.

darjeeling in west bengalDARJEELING - THE QREEN OF HILLS, as commonly known to the whole world, provides visions of magestic snow-capped peaks of Eastern Himalayas, Specially the third highest peak of the world i.e. Kanchenjungha. This heavely mountain retreat is blessed with alpine trees like - flaming red rhododendrons, deodar, pine and encircled by emeraid green tea bushes and exotic forests, all under the blanket of a brilliant azure sky dappled with specks of clouds.  

VISITING PLACES IN DARJEELING : Tiger Hill, 13 Kms. from town, at an altitude of 8482 ft., has earned international fame for the magnificient view of the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga. 5 Kms. From town "Batasia Loop", is a gigantic railway loop where the Toy Train makes a 360 Degree turn. Chowrasta, The Mall, where people gather to chat, spend time basking in the sun or just to snatch a moment of peace. Ava Art Gallery 4 kms. from the market built in 1965 have collection of 60 pices of art in water, oil and thread paintings. Rock Garden, 10 away, have boating facilities.The Ropeway is India's oldest passenger Ropeway connects Darjeeling with Singla Bazar. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the oldest in the country provides various Mountaineering courses every year. The zoological park is the only centre that breeds the TIBETAN wolf in captivity and reseve of white Siberian Tigers. One can also visit - observatory hill, Happy Valley Tea Garden, Raj Bhawan, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Celtre and the Monasteries of Darjeeling.    

KALIMPONG : Built by The British, situated at 1250 mtrs. It enjoys temperate climate throught year. Kalimpong offers a quit and relaxed recluce against the backdrop of Kanchenjuga. Durpin Dara is the highest point of Kalimpong is accessible by car, gives a panoromic view of plans and the mighty Teesta river. 7th Mile view and Delo point 3 km. from the town offers beautiful view of Rangeet valley. Kalimpong is famous for exotic flowers like amaryllis lilies, roses, gerbera, dahilias, gladiolias and orchids and cacti. Thongsha gumpha is the oldest monastery of the rigion is just 1 km. From here.

PLACES AROUND KALIMPONG :  PEDONG, LAVA, LOLEGAON, RISHYAP.

PEDONG - 26 Km. from Kalimpong, it falls on the ancient Silk Route, is famous for its Monastery and Greenary. 
LAVA -  Situated at 6500 ft., it is only 32 km. From Kalimpong. Rich in flora and fauna, Lava is a suitable place for natural excursions, Bird watching and wildlife.
LOLEGAON :  Situated at 5200 ft. and 56 km. from Kalimpong, this hub is on the lap of dense virgin forest. It is famous for its forest hanging bridge, the view of Kalimpong town from here is superb. 
RISHYAP :  Rated as the best site of Kalimpong area, it is situated at 8250 ft., about 10 km. from Lava and 28 km. from Kalimpong, it is only accessible by four-wheeled vehicles. Rishyap offers the panoromic view of the Himalayas (Kanchenjunga) along with view of the Nathula pass, Gangtok and Tibet hills.

 

COOCHBEHAR : Situated just below the Dooars forest, this Princely State ruled by  the Kooch Kings was merged with India in 1949. The Capital town, Coochbehar town is famous for its Magnificent palace built by the famous Kooch King Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887 with the concept of Classic Europian-Italian style. This double storid edifice is made bricks, covering an area of 4768 sq. mtrs. The interesting place in this palace is the Durbar Hall, which is the replica of St. Peters's Church of Rome, which is dodecagonal in shape. The marble floor contains the royal insignia. The building contains more then 50 rooms with beautiful paintings in the ceiling & walls which includes - bed rooms, dressing rooms, billiard room, kitchen, daining hall, dancing hall, library, toshakhana & ladies gallery.    

Transport Facility
DARJEELING

DARJEELING : 

TYPE OF VEHICLE   AC.   N/AC.  FROM  TO  RATE
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    N/AC.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. TAXI STAND. INR - 2600 
TAVERRA 7 PAX.     N/AC.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. TAXI STAND INR - 3000
INDICA 4 PAX.     N/AC.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. TAXI STAND.  INR - 2200
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    N/AC.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. TAXI STAND. INR - 3000
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.    AC.   NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. TAXI STAND.  INR - 3200
2/2 NON PUSH BACK BUS 24 SEAT.    N/AC.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. TAXI STAND.  INR - 6500
TATA SUMO 7 PAX.    N/AC.  TAXI STAND. NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. INR - 2600 
TAVERRA 7 PAX.     N/AC.  TAXI STAND NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. INR - 3000
INDICA 4 PAX.     N/AC. TAXI STAND. NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT.  INR - 2200
SCORPIO 7 PAX.    N/AC. TAXI STAND. NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. INR - 3000
XYLO/INNOVA 6 PAX.    AC.   TAXI STAND.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. INR - 3200
2/2 NON PUSH BACK BUS 24 SEAT.    N/AC.  TAXI STAND.  NJP RLY ST/ AIRPORT. INR - 6500