Goa, located at the west coast of India is worldwide famous as a tourism hub in India. The place is like a paradise for nature lovers as tourists can have the sight of very high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on other side the picturesque view of Arabian Sea. Goa is worldwide well-liked for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautifully architecture temples, grand festival celebrations and unending Anglo-Indian heritage and it draws millions of tourists from all over the world every year.
Munnar is beautiful hill town situated at a height of 1,700 meter above sea level in the Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, hence the name, as the word 'munnu' means "three" and 'aar' means "river" in Tamil. It was discovered by Scottish planters and now it is a leading tourist spot of Kerala. With the growth of tourism in this sector, the transportation facilities have greatly improved and now reaching Munnar is quite convenient. Munnar can be reached by air, rail, or road transport from the ious important cities of India. Anamudi Peak, Tata Tea Museum, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Lock Heart Gap etc. are the major tourist places in Munnar.
Munnar experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. But the best time to visit is from August to May. Winters December to February are cool and temperature comes down to 10 C during this period. This time is perfect for exploring and honeymooning. Moreover, winter period is also ideal for taking up trekking, rock climbing and rappelling at Anamudi Peak which is the highest peak in Southern India. Summers March to May are pleasant and the temperature ranges a maximum of 35 C to minimum of 19 C, making it ideal for visiting tea estates. While monsoon months should be preferably avoided as the area receives heavy rainfall, bringing an abrupt halt to normal life.
Munnar has a beautiful landscape of a beautiful green spread of tea plantations amidst the high mountains and the lush green valleys, sparkling streams and brooks meandering through the valley, green forests, exotic species of flora and fauna and the aroma of spice in the air. Some of the trees found in the region are teak, red sandalwood, rose wood, jungle jack, etc. Munnar is also paradise for bird watchers as rare species of birds are found in abundance.
The foremost tourist attractions in Munnar are the tea gardens. It is a unique experience to watch the entire process of tea making, from picking of the tea leaves in the estates to the packing in the factories. You can visit the Kundale tea plantation is Munnar's best tea plantation area surrounding a lake or the Tata Tea factory where prior permission is required from Tata's regional office. You should definitely visit Eravikulam National Park which has the rare species of mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr. Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary has wide iety of plants, animals, like giant grizzle squirrel etc. For adventure enthusiast, the must visit places are Attukal surrounded by waterfalls and Mattupetty which are ideal for boating, trekking, sight seeing, bird watching.
Munnar also houses Marayoor which is the only place in Kerala with naturally growing sandalwood trees. It is also famous for the wild orchids locally called Neelakurinchi which blooms once in 12 years. During this time the entire valley turns violet. Plantation visits, treks, tea factory visits, cycling, boating, paragliding, day tours to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary etc. add to the excitement of visiting Munnar. The waterfalls of Cheeyappara and Valara beautiful surrounded by lush green forests is really going to spell bound you. The lofty mountain ranges with misty peaks, sprawling tea estates and serene climate makes Munnar - a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, honeymoon couples, wildlife and nature lovers.
Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the river Jhelum and surrounded by beautiful lakes like Dal, Nagin and Anchar whose glittering waters reflecting the rays of the sun is a sight to behold. The vividly vibrant houseboats sailing along the scenic Dal Lake against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan mountains makes Srinagar a dream destination for every traveler.
The summer time April to September is ideal for sightseeing and is the peak tourist season with a maximum temperature of 30 C and a minimum well below 14 C. It is an excellent time to visit the lakes and beautiful gardens when the natural beauty of Srinagar is at its peak. The winters on the other hand is extremely cold, heavy rainfall occurs and results in road blockages and disrupting road and air connectivity with rest of the country.
Srinagar is a popular tourist destination. The summers are excellent for visiting the lakes and beautiful gardens and the natural beauty is at its pinnacle during this season. The winters on the other hand is extremely cold and freezing and not suitable for holidaying. Heavy snowfall occur during the winters but results in road blockages and disrupting road and air connectivity with rest of the country.
This city with almost a million inhabitants is most famous with the tourists for the houseboats that provide a scenic view of Dal, Anchar and Nageen Lake. The most perfect picture of a shikara is the florist's shikara, in which the florist carries ied flowers for sale. The town has some other splendid attractions, which in recent years have once again been open to visitors after long periods of being off-limits. Chief amongst these are two of the most revered mosques, Jamia Masjid, deep in the heart of the atmospheric Old City, and the lakeside Hazratbal. Another important Islamic place of worship is the Sufi shrine of Makhdoom Sahib, halfway up to the inaccessible fort.
The most important Hindu temple is the Shankaracharya Mandir, atop a hill overlooking Dal Lake.Of the city's secular sights, options include the engaging Sri Pratap Singh Museum and the Mughal pleasure gardens that surround the lake, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh. Lake side views, magnificent sunsets, floating markets, verdant greens, authentic Kashmiri cuisine & hospitable locals are just some of the reasons why tourists from all over the globe flock to this 'Paradise on Earth'. Indulge in shopping for the famous Pashmina shawls and Kashmiri handicrafts & last but not the least, enjoy some adrenaline rushing activities like skiing, trekking, white water rafting, paragliding, camping and Kayaking.
Nestled beautifully in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty short for Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam is located in Tamil Nadu at a height of 2240 m above sea level. It is one of South India's most popular hill stations and is also known as the "Queen of Hill Stations". Mother Nature has bestowed Ooty with lush green forests, scenic landscape, pristine lakes and beautiful tourist attractions. Conifers, pine and eucalyptus trees grow abundantly in this region and make the environment fresh, clean and pleasant. Ooty is a destination that can be visited throughout the year. Summers are quite pleasant, winters are cool, and monsoons are beautiful.
Ooty was an untouched area inhabited by Todas, an aborginal tribe who inhabited the place since ancient times. It was discovered by the British in the early 1800s, who made it the summer capital of the Chennai Presidency. Various popular tourist spots in Ooty are the Rose Garden, Botanical Garden which has some rich flora of the region, Ooty lake, tea garden and coffee plantations, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pykara fall, mini garden etc. However, in order to truly experience the beauty of this place, you can take the little Blue Mountain train to Ooty from Mettupalayam. There, you can indulge in a routine of picnics, pony rides and fishing. You can even pay visit to the lively Botanical Gardens, Ooty Club with its British Raj-era ambience, Elk Hill, Club Hill etc. In order to witness the rolling grasslands and the unique conical huts of the Toda tribe, a visit to Pykara is a must. Ooty also has the Nilgiri's oldest Church, the St. Stephen's church which reflects the city's long association with the British. You can also explore Government Museum to witness tribal artifacts of the region and other historical relics.
Globetrotters from all around the world throng Ooty to be a part of it's festivities. Festivals are a very ingrained part of the lifestyle of Ooty. The Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival which is held in the month of April every year is an example of a specific Ooty festival. Similarly, Bokkapuram annual festival held in February, Coonoor Mariamman Temple Car Festival held between April & May are festivals that represents the cultural richness of the region. Food-lovers will love the delicacies that Ooty offers such as South Indian delicacies, Chinese cuisines, Chettinad chicken pepper local preparation, crunchy nuts, fruit chocolates etc. Shopping in Ooty can be done in Charring cross which is located in the middle of the Ooty town. Here, you can find a lot of super markets and shops for purchasing home made chocolates and nilgiri tea. Most of the places in Ooty are within 1 km from this place, like botanical garden, rose garden, St Stephens church and taxis are easily available.
A visit to these places will guarantee wholesome contentment & will get you exposed to widespread tea gardens, coffee plantations, forests and mountains that characterize Ooty. This eco-friendly land with lush greenery, radiant flowers, deep forest, lakes and waterfalls offer a fantastic sight and make your stay laudable.
A pretty imposing and cool tourist destination, McLeodganj is nicely situated in upper Dharmasala and is the renowned seat of the holy leader Dalai Lama. The city was named after David McLeod, the former Governor of Punjab under British rule. This is the administrative headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile. Mcleodganj a real cross section of Tibet is a well known learning centre of Tibetan culture and Buddhist dharmas and rituals. It has been nick named as the little Lhasa, reverberating the Buddhist influence on the land.
This is an imposing hill station located at about 1700m high in Himachal Pradesh. The area is enriched with many ancient temples, monasteries and structures. Tsuglagkhang is the main temple enshrining Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesa and Padmasambhava. The ambience of the area is resonated by Buddhist religious practices and lifestyles. This is a bastion of the natural beauty as the Mother Nature has blessed this area with all its magnanimities.
TIPA, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, is an attraction for all art loving tourists. The ten day festival of theatres, music and dance held annually during the month of May is vibrant and enticing. When in McLeodganj, tourists should plan to book Manali tour package as well.
McLeodganj thrives on Tourism Industry. It is known for Buddhist handicrafts, garments and thangkas. Namgyal Monastery is one of the great attractions here. The architectural marvel of St. John in the Wilderness an Anglican church constructed in the neo-gothic style attracts all tourists reaching the Mcleodganj. This is a prefect religious destinations for the Buddhist.
A perfect fusion of old world charm and modernity, Mahabaleshwar, popularly labeled as the "Highest Hill Station in the Western India", is a tranquil hill resort and a great pilgrimage center for the devotees of Lord Shiva. The hill town is often dubbed as "Strawberry Country" as it produced mouthwatering mulberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Perched at an altitude of 1372 meters, Mahabaleshwar offers panoramic views of the golden sunrises, spellbinding mountains and enchanting mornings. Some famous attractions of this place include Mahabaleshwar Temple, Morarji Castle, Mount Malcolm, Rajpuri Caves, Wilson Point and Pratapgad Fort.
Hill Stations in India are very popular, especially hill stations in north India. Biting chill and sweating heat are the features of North India. The hill stations of North India offer pleasant respite from scorching heat during summers and in winters, they become a place to enjoy adventure sports. The hill stations of North India are bestowed with natural beauties. Some of the best hill stations include Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Nainital, Almora, Kausani, Mussoorie, Gulmarg, Pahalgaon and Mount Abu.
As the monal pheasant chirps magically to the western tragopan that is the disdainful state bird and stands high on the same base the spruce trees remind you that you are in the snow capsule Manali. The loving cold and exciting weather surely would leave you speechless and baffled. Manali is a little heaven one should visit at least once in a lifetime.
Its lovely! really lovely!! if you have decided to explore the lushness of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, comprising a large group of 600 islands. Being one of the Union Territories of India, these are country's best-kept secrets, located off of its east coast. Its capital city is Port Blair and being the small archipelago, its sensational tourist draws like beaches, otherworldly dive sites and stunning landscapes are definitely going to leave lasting impressions on you. Virgin beaches, natural allure and breathtaking scenery, all can be enjoyed while staying in the tailor-made available accommodation truly fit for a pleasing holiday trip.
Diglipur is one of the great sights in the North of Andaman that shows off its lagoon and beach area accentuating its sand bar dividing Smith Island and North Island. You can't only swim here but can also take delights in its amazing surrounds. Havlock Island provides you a spectacular opportunity of enjoying beach safari, with the facility of budget hotels. Move towards the Middle Andaman's area, namely Baratang that acts as a host of extensive mangrove forests. An unforgettable day is awaiting you with your loved one at Neil Islands, superb for their underwater scenery. However, a sightseeing trip to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, surfing and snorkeling will also increase the charm of your vacation tour.