Principal Secretary (Tourism) Vipul Mitra said the state has evolved as a tourist destination centre in the last five to six years and insisted that it has got a lot to offer to the tourism industry as a whole.
Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, A tribute to the love shared between the poet-prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The balladeers of Malwa still sing of their euphoric romance.
Perplexed by my busy schedule for several months, I thought of an escape in an Ayurveda Resort in India for complete rejuvenation. The implementation required the search of the best India Ayurveda Resort where I can shed my fatigue and move ahead with a refreshed soul.
Bhitarkanika is a hot-spot of biodiversity. It's home to largest population of giant salt water crocodile in India. Also home to more than 215 species of avifauna including amazing eight variety of Kingfishers. It is the second largest viable Mangrove Eco-System in India Harbours more than 70 species of Mangrove and its associates.
I am always in a fix when I visit Coorg in Karnataka. While my mind wishes to linger in the verdant greenery around me, my feet get all itchy and demand that I explore the heritage, the spiritual and the mystical fabric of this coffee country. If you would like to follow suit, here are three offbeat sites that I would suggest.
This beautiful St.Philomena's Church was built in 1956 and is one of the largest churches in the country. The illuminated church in the evening is a wonderful site not to be missed. St. Philomena's Cathedral is among the most majestic churches in India. Drawing inspiration from Germany's Cologne Cathedral, this colossal church built in the neo-Gothic style.
A snake lay flattened on the road. Using a stick I found in the brush roadside I turned it over to see if I could identify it. I couldn’t. It was flattened to its skin, scattering its scales about, making identification difficult more so since I’m no expert on snakes.
If you’re tired of yet another dreary December, consider asking Santa for a summer sea change this year. If you’re looking for those picture-perfect beaches (minus the luxury resort price tag), then the tiny state of Goa should go straight to the top of your Christmas wish list.
So, what’s so special about Goa, I hear you ask? Situated on the west coast of India, this bubbling hotspot boasts not only 70km of sun, sand and sea, but also a diverse cultural Christmas hub thanks to its rich Portuguese heritage.
As the XIX Commonwealth Games drew to a close, India also stole the show at this year’s World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony in Delhi.
The industry’s elite – including CEOs and directors of leading travel companies, government ministers and tourist board chiefs – all gathered to see who would be crowned the best of the best during the most important evening of the year in the Asian tourism calendar.
Bundi is a small city, but boasts one of the most beautiful ancient palaces in India. Bundi is still not common on the backpacking trail and I think that’s why I loved it so much. Situated in North India in the state of Rajasthan, this picturesque spot was one of the many highlights during my India travel.
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MY FIRST SOLO TREK: The urge for adventure and unavailability of companion,forced me to adopt solo trekking in Himalayas which is not still in trend here in India By going through lot of maps ,I decided to start from low altitude trekking. I was having one two men dome tent,a rucksack and sleeping bag. A kerosene oil stove was presented by my mother,which I am still using.And one day in mid-April of 1994,I was out for my self placed challenge.Tatapani means "hot water" and when I reached there with a pounding heart,it was nearly 4.0 PM and my eyes were searching for a better place to pitch tent.although I was not new to the trekking world but SOLO is something which can not be expressed in words.You feel fear,challenge,happiness and sorrow all alone.No doubt the percentage of danger and exposure to accidents increases in SOLO trekking.I was directed to tourist rest house.
77-km from Shimla and 35-km from Kalka, at 1,927m, Kasauli is a quaint little town that seems to exist in a time wrap of an era that reminds one of the 19th century. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards
Shri Shri Jagannath Mahaprabhu lord of the Universe is the supreme solace and saviour of countless devotees around the world. since time immemorial, His monumental and magnificent Shrine at Shri Purusottam-Kshetra (Puri, Orissa) one of the four major Dhamas of India has been a most sacred centre of pilgrimage and worship symbolising and uploading one of the greatest spiritual and cultural heritages of the world.
Udupi, in Karnataka is famous for its Krishna temple and its cuisine. The very name has become synonymous with the simple yet delicious vegetarian dishes of the Madhwa community, who cook the Lord's offerings and have been doing this for ages.
Melkote is an important pilgrim center that about 51 km from Mysore and 133 km from Bangalore. It lies in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district. According to mythology, the Melkote was known as Narayanadri, Vedadri, Yadavadri, Yathishaila and Thirunarayanapura as the temple of Narayanaswamy is built on granite rocky hill that comprises some of the oldest rock formations on earth known as Yadavagiri or Yadugiri overlooking the Cauvery valley. Melkote is very well known for various famous temples and a festival called Vairamudi.
Samode town is known for its heritage Samode palace, haveli and garden that are designed on Rajput and Mughal architectural science and decoration. Samode town used to inhabited by noblemen of Royal families, who splurge huge investment to built monuments and buildings at Samode.
The festival of Navaratri has begun. The nine days and nights celebrating the victory of good over evil are usually filled with events and this is one of the busiest periods for us. Since the last few years, you have seen photos of the Navaratri Bommai Kolu we place in our house. This year, due to bereavement in our family, we cannot perform the festival. Instead, I have decided to post about some of the Devi temples we have visited across the temple. I begin this series with the Kollur Mookambika Temple in Karnataka.
It was one of those trips,which was almost completely unplanned. Yet things fell into place so beautifully that it turned out to be one of the best I have ever had! It was satisfying, not too expensive, adventurous, fun... and memorable! We started from Mumbai by bus, hopping on a KSRTC Volvo to Mangalore. We alighted at Udupi, and headed straight out to Sringeri, switching to the normal buses, which ply the route all day long.
This vast 17th century mausoleum is certainly visually imposing, after all it includes the second largest dome of its type in the World. But the acoustics are even more impressive than the structure itself. Getting to the whispering gallery underneath the dome involves climbing a hundred or so steep, crumbly steps
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