Kangra is microcosm of India herself With a mix of Hindu, Gaddi, Gujjar, Nepali and Tibetans all calling the Kangra region home, this area is as diverse as its inhabitants. The play of the valley is enacted amidst the backdrop of the mesmerising Daulhadhar range. Just as the mountains swiftly rise up from the plains, the diversity of wildlife each populating their own niche amongst the glacial fed lakes, grasslands, alpine forests are calling out to be seen. The richness of this region enticed the likes of Alexander, Ashoka and Mohammad of Ghazni, whilst centuries have passed the richness remains along with the enticement.Read More »
Mukteshwar is a beautiful hill town in the Kumaon region. The name is derived from Lord Shiva, one who offers Moksha(salvation). The famous Mukteshwar temple with main deity as Lord Shiva is a famous attraction here. It has some mesmerizing views of the peaks such as Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi among others. Mukteshwar is blessed with some amazing trails for trekking, and is a popular spot for cycling in the beautiful through the scenic forest roads and villages. Rock climbing and rappelling are popular here as well.Read More »
Uttarakhand for a long time was the home of the legendary hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett. And it is befitting that the one of the largest and densest national parks be name after him. The National Park has some 600 species of birds, and equal no. of animals and around 488 different species of plants. The tiger is of course the most popular of them all. At the edge of the park is the old residence of Jim Corbett, which is now converted into a museum. It is highly recommended to visit the same.Read More »
Mussoorie, Queen of the Hills is one of the popular hill stations in India. Developed during the days of the British Raj, there is a significant colonial legacy that adds to the charm of this beautiful hill station. The modern bungalows, malls and well-laid gardens located on the small hills around the area are enough to attract any tourist. The town has unavoidable romance in the air – an excellent breathing space for tourists and people who seek relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains. Mussoorie boasts of some spectacular views of the some of the Himalayan peaks such as Bandar Poonch, Srikantha, the Gangotri group and the Chaukhamba. If you do not want to stay in the town, there are many options in the outskirts or nearby towns such as Kanatal and Dhanaulti that are peaceful and tranquil offering you an undisturbed stay.
It is an amazing weekend getaway.
Nestled in the Himalayan mountain ranges Dehradun is a beautiful and convrnient getaway from cities such as New Delhi and Chandigarh. It is the capital of Uttarakhand and is the gateway to many of the popular and beautiful destinations. The name Dehradun is formed by combining two words – “dera” meaning camp and “dun” meaning valley. It is one of the oldest cities in India. It is believed that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana.
Popular with the British during the colonial times, one could find lot of buildings and places influenced from that era along with the many prestigious boarding schools that are located here.
Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur, about 130 kms from Jaipur. It is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in northern India where you can see the majestic tigers in their natural habitat, they can be easily spotted even during the daytime over here. The sanctuary is home to variety of flora and fauna, some of the major wild animals which are present in this sanctuary are leopards, nilgais, wild boars, sambars, hyenas, sloth bears, grey langur, rhesus macaque and chital. One of the largest banyan trees in India can be found here.Read More »
Situated at the foothills of Mullayanagiri range, Chikamagalur is the perfect place for a brief getaway. Venture out on a jungle safari and, if lucky, spot a tiger, herds of elephants or a pack of wild dogs. From the boat, look out for flocks of river terns with their bright yellow beaks and orange feet, fishing in the waters or nesting on the numerous islands. Listen to the sounds of the forest at night and wake up to the sight of the distant hills across the shimmering expanse of water and the early morning mist – a sight that will stay with you long after you’ve left the place.
Surrounded by lush green forests, plantations, the hills and the river Bhadra you might even consider staying here longer.
Ideally suited for those looking for a quiet getaway from their hectic city lives, this place near Mangalore is perched atop a hillock overlooking the quiet flowing Phalguni (Gurupura) river. Experience the sudden cloud bursts or the surreal beauty of intermittent drizzles during the monsoons. Breathe in the mist engulfing the green hill sides while relaxing in the balcony of your room. Test your golfing skills at the Pilikula Golf Club or take a walk to the heritage and artisan village. Soak in the marvels of nature and enjoy the scenic Phalguni river.Read More »
This place is perched on the spur of a hill in the ancient coastal town of Gokarna. This temple town is believed to be the site where Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow and lies at the confluence of Aghanashini and Gangavalli rivers. Explore the shrines, relax on the beach, visit the mirjan fortand the world famous rock formations at Yana or opt for a trek through the forested hills. Not far away is the estuary inviting the intrepid traveler to explore the amazing mangrove forests and wetland birds at close quarters. Get lured by the bewitching sea and much more.Read More »