Author: Kash Pals

God’s Own country indeed!

Any guesses which state in India I am referring to? It is the land of coconuts, backwaters, elephants and the land of opulent cultures and traditions. It is one of the renowned places for tourists from across the globe who love the marvelous beaches along the Malabar Coast to the labyrinth of backwater canals traversing rice fields to the magnificent hillside tea plantations in the Western Ghats. It is called ‘Gods Own Country’. Kerala (Image courtesy-waytoindia.com) Whether it is the awesome seashores to the backwater pathways in Alleppey and Kumarakom or fabulous tea gardens in Munnar, Kerala offers some...

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A Sneak Peek into ‘Theme Holidays’ in India

India, as one contemplates about her, is a colorful image of different people, religion, culture, and diversity, in one country. Her beauty is mesmerizing. A holiday in India comprises of various religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism and many more.  Over 22 languages are spoken here. India with so many languages and religion also offers fabulous tourist destinations. Ladakh Image courtesy-Thrillophilia.com Toy train in Shimla Munnar Varanasi Shillong Lake in Kodaikanal From snow-capped mountains, verdant hills, dazzling rivers to magnificent green valleys, India has lots to offer a tourist. Himalayas form the north, northeast and northwest boundaries of the country. It has a long coastline which stretches from north to south and east to west. No wonder, then she has been called the “jewel in the crown” of the British Empire. You might have come across various options for holiday in India but let us check out the ‘theme holidays’- summer holidays, spiritual and honeymoon destinations in India for a tourist. Summer holidays– summers of India are dreaded in most parts of the world, but a hill station is most welcome. Summer months in India are from March to May. Ladakh (Leh), the land of Lamas, entices many tourists with its calm tranquil environments with a bewitching white mountainous landscape. The place offers a spiritual experience to be cherished for a lifetime. Colossal mountains protecting the city from...

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Exquisite desert tour of Rajasthan

The State of Rajasthan is known for its desert and camels. The renowned Thar Desert spans across Rajasthan and over the border with Pakistan. (Image courtesy-www.tourindia365.com) A Desert tour is incomplete without Camel and Jeep safaris. The regions of interest in desert tours are Bikaner, Mandawa, and Jaisalmer which offer a visual treat of the sand dunes. (Image courtesy-ezeeholiday.com) Camel Safari in Thar Desert– A mesmerising and thrilling experience awaits you in the region of Thar Desert where one encounters different culture, lifestyles, forts, castles, customs and experiences. The Thar Desert, sand is scattered with hillocks and gravel plains. Wildlife can be found in this region. Some endangered species like Great Indian Bustard, Chikara, Black Buck and Quail are inhabitants of this place. Migratory birds like geese, sand Grouse and ducks are also found here. Mandawa-Bikaner– Mandawa was founded around mid of 18th century by Shekhawat Rajputs. Fort of Mandawa has painted arched gateway of Lord Krishna and his cows. Beautiful frescoes decked the castles of Mandawa. Here, you can find, painted Havelis like Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli. This region is known for its various havelis or mansions like Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Aakharam haveli. In Bikaner, one can visit the Junagarh fort and museum that provide insight into the bygone era of Maharanas of Rajasthan. Bikaner is located in the centre of Thar Desert...

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A Trip to Lonavala

This slideshow requires JavaScript. It was on 9th August 2013, that we planned our trip to Lonavala in Maharashtra, India. It is among 13 main hill stations of Maharashtra and renowned for its production of hard candy(chikkis) and fudge. My friends were very excited to go there. A countdown had begun for this day on the social networking site. Then, finally, the D-day arrived. We also set out early in the morning to the C.S.T. station from where we boarded the train to Lonavala. Although we had planned to take Intercity Express. We ultimately went by Bangalore- Udyan Express. We...

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AMAZING MOUNT ABU

‘Mount Abu’, does this sound familiar to you? Do you know where is it situated? Well, it is a renowned hill station located in the Aravalli Range, district of Sirohi in Rajasthan state. It is on the border, with Gujarat, in western India. Positioned at a height of 1,219 meters above the sea level, it is like an oasis, in the desert area of Rajasthan. It is a world-renowned tourist destination for Delwara Jain temples and for its beautiful, natural, lush green, surroundings with waterfalls. A very pleasant climate, with its natural surroundings of coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Many...

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