Rishikesh is a multi-faceted town with temples and religion, yoga and spirituality, music and the Beatles, and more. But Rishikesh is synonymous with adventure sports not only in Uttarakhand, but also in whole of India. One of the best places for whitewater river rafting, the place is also popular for bungee jumping, giant swing, flying fox and more. Surrounded by hills and bisected by the mighty Ganges, there is no scarcity of natural beauty. Rishikesh has something for any kind of traveler. All this makes it a vibrant and convenient getaway.Read More »
Agra is synonymous with Taj Mahal and why it shouldn’t be. This 17th century monument of love built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is exquisitely beautiful and deserves a visit any number of times. Conveniently located from New Delhi one could do a day trip and soak in the beautiful history and experience of the place. Beyond Taj Mahal, one could also visit the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, which is not too far away. Beyond the monuments, places of interest it is the rich heritage, marketplaces and the people that defines the experience, which is so enriching.Read More »
The city of Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1688 to 1743. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city was painted pink to welcome Prince Edward VII. Most of Jaipur is still pink, due to which it’s known as the Pink city. Jaipur is a magical city which has so much to see and explore. There are innumerable forts to visit, ancient ruins and temples to explore, markets to be visit, gastronomical delights to be tasted and Rajasthani hospitality to be experienced.Read More »
Located on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Hampi houses the well-excavated remains of the glorious and wealthy Kingdom of Vijayanagara. A UNESCO Heritage site, it is a popular place for history buffs, architecture students and travelers alike, do not go back disappointed after seeing around 500 architectural structures with amazing craftsmanship.
The place is also an escape into the wild, as it is ideally located near the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary as well.
Daman and Diu were Portuguese colonies since 1500s and became independent and part of India in 1961. The Portuguese presence, proximity to Gujarat has developed a rich and unique culture here that a traveler might find very interesting along with the various sights to see and things to do.Read More »
With less than 500 sq km in area, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is the smallest Union Territory in India. Sandwiched between Maharashtra and Gujarat, the place is known for lush green forests, meandering rivers, beautiful waterfronts, cascading waterfalls, majestic hills and diverse flora and fauna. The nature at its best.Read More »
Kashmir is indeed heaven on earth and this is not the Mughal Emperor Jahangir saying, but countless of travelers have experienced it. Located in the Northern most part of India on the amidst the majestic Himalayan and Karakoram range, the place has the best of nature’s bountiful beauty. Right from the snow capped peaks, the beautiful mountainous terrains, green valleys and meadows, ever flowing rivers, it has it all. A very popular tourism destination that creates unforgettable memories for anyone who visits here.Read More »
Nagaland is a mountainous state in North-Eastern part of India, formed in 1963. It is home to many indigenous tribal communities and is known for their festivals and culture. With abundance of quaint mountainous towns and villages, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and coupled with the unique tribal culture of the place Nagaland is a must visit destination.Read More »
The name Bihar comes from the ancient languages of Sanskrit and Pali word Vihara (or monastery) that means abode. In ancient India this region that encompasses the present state of Bihar had many Buddhist Viharas, the abodes of Buddhist monks. Lord Buddha found enlightenment here sitting below the Bodhi tree. At the time this region was a centre of power, learning and culture. And in the modern day the ancient and cultural legacy from the golden age has become a major tourist attraction. There is much more to discover and explore than the Buddhist legacy and culture, as the richness of the state is in its confluence of different cultures that lived here.Read More »
The name Jharkhand literally means ‘bush land’ or ‘land of the forests’. And it is so appropriate with the state filled with lush green and dense forests. A state in the Eastern part of India perched on the mineral rich Chhotanagpur plateau was carved out of Bihar many years ago. Diverse with the rich tribal culture the state has an amazing mix of hiils, rivers, forests and stunning waterfalls. There is much more to discover and explore more than that as mass tourism is yet to take off so it’s the ideal offbeat destination to visit.Read More »