Rendezvous with the Beauty of Darjeeling-Part-2

Posted on December 15th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Being in Darjeeling, I experienced as if the divine nature has generously blessed the place. As the days were passing by, we felt like exploring more attractions of this amazingly beautiful land. The scenic charm, the perfect climate and the abundant beauty altogether made our tour even more interesting.

We decided to go on a short visit with its Toy Train. Started from Ghoom, the train took us to the narrow valleys of Darjeeling. This Land of Thunderbolt offers you a wonderful experience to traverse through zig-zag pathways. The serene beauty scattered along the rail line is a sight to behold. The beautiful vegetation is covered with amazing landscapes of snowy heights.

Zoological Park was our next destination. Situated just two km away from the main town, it is a home of different wildlife species. We saw there many animals like Siberian tigers, Tibetan barking wolf, red panda and Himalayan deer. It houses some rare species of animals and birds.

We headed for War Memorial, another popular attraction of the place. Constructed in the memory of heroic soldiers who sacrificed their life in the wars, it is a place worth to visit. It also offers astonishing views of snowy peaks in its backdrop.

During our tour, we got to know about the ‘Japanese Peace Pagoda’, which is a recent landmark built by Japanese monks. It offers an outstanding view of the town as well as the Himalayan ranges.
It still stands as a living emblem of peace in Darjeeling. As we started exploring the place, we found it as an outstanding temple of peace in design. Its white colour represents tranquility and unity. It is the epitome of Japanese style of architecture.

Before leaving for Delhi, we also visited Dhir Dham Temple. Located near Darjeeling railway station, this temple was constructed by Rai Saheb Purna Bahadur Pradhan. The architecture of the temple has been influenced by the renowned Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu. Outside the main temple, you can see an idol of Lord Shiva. Depicting ‘Pancha Bakram Tri Netram’ that means five various facial expressions of lord Shiva in diverse moods and the third eye.

Admiring our refreshing break, we bid goodbye to the beautiful land of Darjeeling.

Being in Darjeeling, I experienced as if the divine nature has generously blessed the place. As the days were passing by, we felt like exploring more attractions of this amazingly beautiful land. The scenic charm, the perfect climate and the abundant beauty altogether made our tour even more interesting.

 

We decided to go on a short visit with its Toy Train. Started from Ghoom, the train took us to the narrow valleys of Darjeeling. This Land of Thunderbolt offers you a wonderful experience to traverse through zig-zag pathways. The serene beauty scattered along the rail line is a sight to behold. The beautiful vegetation is covered with amazing landscapes of snowy heights.

 

Zoological Park was our next destination. Situated just two km away from the main town, it is a home of different wildlife species. We saw there many animals like Siberian tigers, Tibetan barking wolf, red panda and Himalayan deer. It houses some rare species of animals and birds.

 

We headed for War Memorial, another popular attraction of the place. Constructed in the memory of heroic soldiers who sacrificed their life in the wars, it is a place worth to visit. It also offers astonishing views of snowy peaks in its backdrop.

 

During our tour, we got to know about the ‘Japanese Peace Pagoda’, which is a recent landmark built by Japanese monks. It offers an outstanding view of the town as well as the Himalayan ranges.

It still stands as a living emblem of peace in Darjeeling. As we started exploring the place, we found it as an outstanding temple of peace in design. Its white colour represents tranquility and unity. It is the epitome of Japanese style of architecture.

 

Before leaving for Delhi, we also visited Dhir Dham Temple. Located near Darjeeling railway station, this temple was constructed by Rai Saheb Purna Bahadur Pradhan. The architecture of the temple has been influenced by the renowned Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu. Outside the main temple, you can see an idol of Lord Shiva. Depicting ‘Pancha Bakram Tri Netram’ that means five various facial expressions of lord Shiva in diverse moods and the third eye.

 

Admiring our refreshing break, we bid goodbye to the beautiful land of Darjeeling.

Darjeeling-Blessed with Celestial Beauty Part-1

Posted on December 8th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

The scenic beauty of the enchanting city of Darjeeling is beyond description. You can only realize it after visiting the place. Recently, I got an opportunity to visit this beautiful land for an official meeting with my colleagues. We planned to explore the beauty of the place after finishing up with the official work. As we were on official trip, we got all the facilities including air ticket, hotel booking etc.

We went Darjeeling by flight from Delhi. It is around 90 km away from the capital city. We reached Bagdogra airport in three hours and then moved ahead for the main town by car. Again, it took around three hours to reach the town and soon we were transferred to the hotel. It was a standard hotel and we were served with all the facilities. We reached there in late afternoon and welcomed by the snow-capped peaks, green valleys and enchanting waterfalls.

At first, we visited the famous Tiger Hill, which is known for offering impressive views of the majestic Everest. I must say that the place is best to capture the glimpses of first rays of the Sun. For nature enthusiasts, it is a must see place.

Just five km away from the main town, there lies the Batasia Loop. Located on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway between Ghoom and Darjeeling, it gives an amazing impression of an engineering marvel. The awesome food that we enjoyed there piping hot Momos, Thupka and Tongbas (beer) was available at affordable price. Darjeeling Tea, Noodles and Soups are also worth to give it a try.

While in Darjeeling, we also wanted to make the most of our time. So in evening we visited the nearby tea garden named Happy Valley Tea Estate. It allows you to see the manufacturing process of famous Darjeeling Tea. Visiting these tea gardens is a best way to soothe your eyes by lush green surroundings.

How could we miss out the passenger ropeway? No doubt, it is one of the most beautiful attractions of the place. Starting at North Point, it is around five km long and connects the city with Singla Bazaar. Passing over the green tea estates and beautiful hills, it offers you an amazing experience.

To be continued…

Traverse Through the Zig-Zag Pathways with India Toy Trains

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Darjeeling Toy Train Darjeeling Toy Train

Few months back, I got an opportunity to enjoy an exciting ride by Darjeeling Toy Train, a popular toy train of India. Fed up with my stressful life, I planned the trip with two of my colleagues, Srishti and Sameer. The reason that insisted us to travel by a toy train was to see closely the natural beauty and tea gardens of Darjeeling. We all were so excited to have the first class tickets of this toy train.

Darjeeling is a Himalayan town situated in the state of West Bengal. The place is known for its salubrious climatic conditions and beautiful wonderment of nature. During my visit, I could realize that why it is called the queen of the hills. Enveloped with the fascinating mountains and green pine trees, the place looks like a picture-perfect location. Sitting on cushioned personal seats in a funky decorated train car, we slowly started our ride from Silliguri, which is around 77 km away at 10:30 a.m.

The train ride took us through three different types of terrain. As we started, we could see the small bushy trees and yellow grass all around. After that, we began to climb the hill, which was really a thrilling experience. The scenic beauty scattered along the rail line is a thing to enjoy forever. The luxurious vegetation is covered with beautiful landscapes of snowy heights. The best part about the train was that it moved very slowly and thus, we could treat our eyes with some amazing glimpses of the natural beauty. Not only this, but we could also explore the famous attractions like Observatory Hill, Tiger Hill and Mall.

Soon, we found ourselves into a jungle atmosphere. All we could see was enchanting waterfalls and big plants. If you do not pay attention while peeping out of the windows, they might slap you in the face. When the train switched back, I could reach out and plucked the flowers of different shapes, colours and sizes, growing outside the windows.

After Kurseong, this beautiful destination has tea gardens all the way. Here, you get time to pause and give a smile at the people passing by. The next stoppage at Ghum, where we saw the colourful monastery. Finally, the train reached Darjeeling station. We ended our journey with this train around 5 p.m.

This toy train has also gained UNESCO World Heritage recognition. Travelling by a toy train is the best way to enjoy the charm of Darjeeling with your family, friends or loved ones.

Explore the Wonders of South Zone

Posted on November 18th, 2011 by manish  |  Comments Off

Meenakshi Temple Sri Meenakshi Temple

In Madurai, we came across the beautiful Meenakshi Temple. This huge temple complex houses the statues exploring different human emotions. Its exquisitely carved towers represent the finest examples of Dravidian architecture.

After the Madurai sightseeing tour, we headed towards Kanyakumari. It is known as the land’s end where you can see the horizon. The Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean seems to meet here. We all were excited to see the sunrise view and the thought did not let us sleep. Well, we had no regret of it after seeing the beautiful view of sunrise. Believe me, it was breathtaking.

Kovalam, this wonderful place was our next destination. As the name suggests, Kovalam was truly blessed with groves of coconut trees along the beaches. The palm fringed bays organized in coconut groves, offer a relaxed stay. The seamless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and far-spread white sands washed away by surf makes the beach a heaven. Visiting the beach was really relaxing and refreshing.

We were feeling ourselves fortunate enough being in the wonderful land of Kerala. The palm-fringed beaches, enchanting backwaters, exotic wildlife and Ayurveda therapies, what else you could ask for!
We headed towards Periyar wildlife sanctuary which is home for the varieties of animals and birds. The creatures we could see there were nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, cormorants, king cobra, python and many more.

While exploring the South Indian Cities, we also came across the city of Alleppey, which is also known as Alappuzha. It was once a busy port that serves as the entrance point of Kerala. Visiting Alappuzha beach is one of its kind experience. The beach was clean and has all the facilities to enjoy interesting water sports activities.

The days were passing with excitement to see new destination. When we visited Fort Cochin, we got flabbergasted to see the fascinating beauty of the fort. The colonial charisma and several exotic cultures still can be seen there. Jewish Signage is another popular attraction of the place. Exploring different
historic attractions in the morning, we also witnessed Kathakali dance show in a theater in the evening.

After a drive of 280 km, we reached the beautiful land of Ooty where we checked-in hotel for taking rest. Enjoying the world-class amenities of the hotel, we went for enjoying the full-day sightseeing of Ooty and Coonoor. The exotic mountain ranges of Himalayas, the salubrious weather and the gurgling streams make Ooty a destination worth to visit.

Next day, we were in the temple city of Mysore. A city which boasts of gardens, palaces, shady avenues and much more. We explored Somnathpur Temple and in the afternoon, we visited Srirangapatnam. It was a great experience altogether.

While driving to Banglore, we also visited Sravanbelgola on the way. The afternoon sightseeing tour of the city made us cheerful. Next day, we were transferred to Mumbai from where we left for home.

The 18 days which were spent with my family at different destinations are a lifetime experience for me. The beautiful memories of the tour still fills my heart with great joy.

In Madurai, we came across the beautiful Meenakshi Temple. This huge temple complex houses the statues exploring different human emotions. Its exquisitely carved towers represent the finest examples of Dravidian architecture.

 

After the Madurai sightseeing tour, we headed towards Kanyakumari. It is known as the land’s end where you can see the horizon. The Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean seems to meet here. We all were excited to see the sunrise view and the thought did not let us sleep. Well, we had no regret of it after seeing the beautiful view of sunrise. Believe me, it was breathtaking.

 

Kovalam, this wonderful place was our next destination. As the name suggests, Kovalam was truly blessed with groves of coconut trees along the beaches. The palm fringed bays organized in coconut groves, offer a relaxed stay. The seamless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and far-spread white sands washed away by surf makes the beach a heaven. Visiting the beach was really relaxing and refreshing.

 

We were feeling ourselves fortunate enough being in the wonderful land of Kerala. The palm-fringed beaches, enchanting backwaters, exotic wildlife and Ayurveda therapies, what else you could ask for!

We headed towards Periyar wildlife sanctuary which is home for the varieties of animals and birds. The creatures we could see there were nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, cormorants, king cobra, python and many more.

 

While exploring the South Indian Cities, we also came across the city of Alleppey, which is also known as Alappuzha. It was once a busy port that serves as the entrance point of Kerala. Visiting Alappuzha beach is one of its kind experience. The beach was clean and has all the facilities to enjoy interesting water sports activities.

 

The days were passing with excitement to see new destination. When we visited Fort Cochin, we got flabbergasted to see the fascinating beauty of the fort. The colonial charisma and several exotic cultures still can be seen there. Jewish Signage is another popular attraction of the place. Exploring different

historic attractions in the morning, we also witnessed Kathakali dance show in a theater in the evening.

 

After a drive of 280 km, we reached the beautiful land of Ooty where we checked-in hotel for taking rest. Enjoying the world-class amenities of the hotel, we went for enjoying the full-day sightseeing of Ooty and Coonoor. The exotic mountain ranges of Himalayas, the salubrious weather and the gurgling streams make Ooty a destination worth to visit.

 

Next day, we were in the temple city of Mysore. A city which boasts of gardens, palaces, shady avenues and much more. We explored Somnathpur Temple and in the afternoon, we visited Srirangapatnam. It was a great experience altogether.

 

While driving to Banglore, we also visited Sravanbelgola on the way. The afternoon sightseeing tour of the city made us cheerful. Next day, we were transferred to Mumbai from where we left for home.

 

The 18 days which were spent with my family at different destinations are a lifetime experience for me. The beautiful memories of the tour still fills my heart with great joy.

 

South India-The Land of Remarkable Temples Part-1

Posted on November 11th, 2011 by manish  |  Comments Off

I still remember the day when my father planned a South India tour. We, all five members of the family were really excited because for one or another reason, the tours earlier planned by us got limited to just planning only. It was for the first time when my whole family accompanied me on this 18 days tour.

Elephanta Cave Fort St. George

Well, we reached Chennai by flight from Delhi. On being reached and welcomed there in the evening, we were transferred to a good hotel. Believe me, staying out with your family is a wonderful experience. Next day, the tour started with morning city tour of Chennai.

While visiting the Fort St. George, we realized that we were in a new world. Beautifully surrounded by cannon-proof walls, the fort reminds one of old era. Within the fort, we came across little St Mary’s Church and Protestant church. The day was good and we returned to hotel in night.

Next day, we embarked on a full day sightseeing tour of two famous cities-Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. There we reached Kanchipuram, the Golden City of a Thousand Temples. I was too delighted as I love to explore religious spots and there I was.

We all visited some temples of 7th and 8th centuries like the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, Ekambareshwar Temple, Kamakshi Temple and Kailashnath Temple. My father who has a great interest in exploring new places, shared his knowledge with us about the temples. It reminded me of my childhood days when we all siblings used to sit beside my father and heard many religious stories.

Well, we moved ahead and shop around Kanchipuram. Embellished with striking patterns there are fine silk saris and my mother could not help herself buying one.

At Mahabalipuram, we came across several attractions related to Mahabharata age. There is exquisitely rock cut temple, known as Five Rathas, dedicated to Pandavas and Draupadi. We also saw ‘Arjuna Penance’, which is a group of elephants.

Next day, we headed towards Pondicherry. This union territory is situated within the state of Tamil Nadu.
Based on our experience, I can say that the city is like a living monument of French culture in India.

We got an opportunity to visit The Aurobindo Ashram, where we meditated for some time. It was a great experience. The tranquil ambience of the Ashram fills your heart with calmness and peace. ‘Auroville‘, the international township was also became a part of my exploration.

Our enjoyment, and curiosity was piqued with each passing day. The next day started with paying a visit to Tanjore, where we visited a big temple, dedicated to lord Shiva. Another attraction which we visited there was Tanjore museum. It houses a beautiful collection of South Indian sculptures and paintings.

Sri Ranganathaswami Temple Sri Ranganathaswami Temple

In Trichy, we came across several worth-admiring temples. Located on 83 m long rock outcrop,  Rock Fort Temple, showcasing the finest example of architecture.

We also visited Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, which is 7 km from Trichy. It is said to be the abode of Sri Ranganatha. It is said to be the largest temple in India. Visiting temple was already a great delight and moreover, the magnificence of temples just left us amazed.

To be continued…

Part 2- Rekindle the Charm of Magical Moments in Mumbai

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Elephanta Cave Elephanta Cave  

Even after reaching Mumbai, we could not forget the spell of Goa. The whole experience of Goa was unforgettable for us that really made our honeymoon a celebration. Especially, the breeze coming from the sea whispering romantic melodies in the ears was just creating a perfect romantic ambiance. The wonderful attractions of this destination just insisted us to stay there for a long time. Though we didn’t feel like coming back yet we had to.

The next day in Mumbai started with one hour boat ride with my spouse. This romantic ride took us to the lush green Elephanta Island, where we saw the beautiful Elephanta Caves. These intricately carved caves date back to 8th century. The whole experience was amazing and the beautiful locations blessed with sheer natural beauty added charm to it.

Elephanta Cave Outside Elephanta Cave Outside

To continue this wonderful experience, I persuaded my spouse to go on Bollywood tour. This full day tour offered us to opportunity to visit a film studio where we could see live shooting. To witness the glimpse of bollywood stars was like a dream come true for me.

The other popular attraction worth to mention is Kanheri Caves in Mumbai. They are a group of rock-cut monuments, located north of Borivali. The name, ‘Kanheri’, is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Krishnagiri’ that means ‘black in colour’. These caves were also carved out of a giant piece of basaltic rock.

It is a must visit destination for short excursions. These popular caves date back to 2nd -9th centuries and are known to be carved out by Buddhist monks. They are one of the biggest Buddhist monastic establishments on the Konkan coast.

The other attractions, which became a part of our exploration during the tour were Gateway of India, Marine Drive, the Towers of Silence and the Dhobi Ghat. We also paid a short visit to Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In the late evening, we were transferred to the International airport from where we took a flight back to home.

At the end of our honeymoon tour, we were happy to select Goa as our honeymoon destination. A trip to Goa really gave a magic start to our new life with its never-ending charm and captivating natural beauty.

Honeymoon in Goa-A Cherishable Affair–Part 1

Posted on October 27th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Goa is the destination that became very special for me as I opted the place for celebrating my honeymoon. After browsing a lot on Internet, we finally selected a renowned tour operator to plan our honeymoon trip as the Goa honeymoon package offered by them was well-planned and suited our preference.

We left from Delhi and reached Goa by flight. As I have already heard a lot about this beautiful place and on being reached there, I could see why it is called a perfect honeymoon destination. The exotic aura of beaches and the serene natural ambiance seem magical. We enjoyed our dinner and stayed overnight at hotel.

Our entire day was dedicated to full day sightseeing of Goa. We visited Old Goa and some famous Cathedrals and Churches there. These include Se-Cathedral, St. Catherine’s Church, Church of St. Francis Xavier and Arch of Vice Roy of Goa.

Then, we headed for Miramar beach, which is the only beach near any city. It offers a wonderful view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. We decided to discover the scattered beauty of nature with river cruise. It is structured at the long Mandovi River. The cruise was fun-filled and exciting that made me nervous initially but later on I enjoyed it. During the river cruise, we could also admire the astonishing sunrise and sunset.

We also got an opportunity to visit Dona Paula, a small fishing village, which was located at the tip of Panji. After coming back, we stayed overnight at hotel.

Next day, we simply enjoyed at leisure and spent time with each other. We too enjoyed the amenities of the resort. That was a complete relaxing day for us and we made the most of it by enjoying each other’s company in the beautiful resort.

The moments that we spend on Goa Beaches were really magical for us. We visited Condolim Beach, Baga Beach, Arambol Beach, Vagator Beach, Benaulim Beach, Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Mobor Beach and Cavelossim Beach. Basking in the sun, taking pleasure in the fun-filled water sports like parasailing, waterskiing & river rafting and enjoying the natural beauty with your partner is truly a blessing.

Next day, after spending the morning at leisure, we were transferred to airport for flight to Mumbai. On being arrived at Mumbai, we met their representative and afterwards, checked in into the hotel for staying overnight there.

To be continued……

Rajasthan Desert Tour with Ahmadabad- Part 2

Posted on October 20th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Next morning, we started our journey to Jodhpur. This colourful city of Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent forts, places, temples and landscapes. Founded by Rao Jodha in 1459, it was once the capital of Marwar. Jodhpur is popularly referred as the Sun City. We got an opportunity to visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort during our trip to Rajasthan. It is a fabulous place and is among the largest forts of the country. Located on a steep 125 m high hillock, it is overlooking the city. There are seven splendid gates to enter the fort. We came across various wonderful palaces like the Phool Mahal, the Moti Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.

Pooja asked us to go to Museum which was a great experience. We also visited Umaid Bhawan Palace, the major landmark of Jodhpur. One could imagine the royal splendor of bygone era after visiting the magnificent place. Built out of the impressive red sandstone and marble, the palace has become a heritage hotel now, housing a museum.

Sakshi and I bought embroidered jutis from the local market. On being asked about the famous attractions of Jodhpur, we came to known as Marwar Festival, which is held in October every year. During the festival, the city becomes more vibrant with colourful crafts, bejeweled women and turbaned men. Other popular festivals include Desert Kite Festival and Nagaur Fair.

Udaipur, the land of architectural marvel, was our next destination. Here we visited City Palace, which is a wonderful place and an assortment of courtyards, terraces, pavilions, rooms, corridors and hanging gardens.

The other tourist attraction of Udaipur, where we went was, Saheliyon-ki-Bari. It is a small ornamental garden which used to be a famous relaxing spot for royal women. It’s beautiful fountains and marble elephants still attract tourists from far and wide.

We three were so delighted to visit the beautiful places that we felt like exploring the more. Our guide told us about Ahmedabad and we went to explore the place as well. Situated on the bank of Sabarmati river, it is the capital city of Guajrat.

There we enjoyed afternoon local sightseeing. We also went to Gandhi Ashram, which is on the banks of Sabarmati river. It is a tranquil place where Mahatma Gandhi spent most of his time during freedom struggle.

Our Rajasthan Desert Tour ended with lots of pleasurable memories that still revive in our mind

Rajasthan Desert Tour – The Best Way to Explore Rippling Sand Dunes – Part 1

Posted on October 14th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Rajasthan is a pulsating destination, which is known as the land of royal kings. It has so many attractions that simply draw my attention towards this beautiful desert land. Recently, I planned to visit this princely state with my two friends, Sakshi and Pooja. We all managed to take leave for around 18 days and left for a relaxing break.

We decided to go for a Rajasthan Desert Tour and started from New Delhi, we left for Mandawa. We were transported to our Hotel Castle Mandawa which was already booked by our tour operator. Then, we relaxed in the hotel for sometime and left for Bikaner.

The beautiful city of Bikaner is in the northwestern part of Rajasthan. We all were excited to visit the most famous tourist attractions here and finally we were there only to admire the architectural beauty of Junagarh Fort, which is also known as Bikaner Fort.

The Camel Breeding Farm is also another major tourist attraction here where we went. Sakshi was very excited  when she saw the baby camels . She also clicked some pictures of young camels.

We also visited Lalgarh Palace and visiting the palace is like a learning experience about the royal family. This huge palace is built of red sandstones and is beautifully embellished with exquisite filigree work. Pooja has a great interest in exploring arts and crafts so she insisted us to visit the museum as well. We got to know the timings of the museum which was from 10 am to 4:30 pm, but it remains closed on Fridays. As it was just 2 o’clock by then, we had ample time to explore the Lalgarh Museum, which was right across from the palace.

We came across some marvelous miniature paintings of Bikaner school, terracotta wares, armors, manuscripts and armaments in the museum. I am a passionate reader felt great to see the largest collection of original Sanskrit manuscripts on copper, parchments and gold or silver plaque in the library of the palace. We came back and stayed overnight at hotel.

Next morning, after having delicious breakfast in our hotel, we left for next destination of Rajasthan Desert Tour, which was Jaisalmer.

This exhilarating destination of desert land is known as the Golden City. When we reached there, we felt delighted to view the sand dunes, magnificent forts, beautiful temples and majestic havelis. In our morning sightseeing of Fort and Jain Temples, we could catch the glimpses of whole Jaisalmer city from the top of the Fort. Then, we left to explore the famous havelis of the city like Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Outstanding work of architecture, exquisite craftsmanship and the royal feeling … this is what I could say about the marvelous havelis of Jaisalmer.

After this wonderful experience, we were all set to experience the Camel Safari, another popular tourist attraction of Rajasthan. Based on my experience, I must say that safari is the best way to explore the rippling sand dunes of the desert land. This fun-filled adventure allowed us to see the rural desert life.

We came back to the hotel and had a sound sleep.

To be continued……

Kaziranga National Park- A Must Visit Destination for Wildlife Lovers

Posted on October 8th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

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I was feeling top of the world, when one of my friends, Harshit came to me with an opportunity to visit Assam. He had a great interest in exploring the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India and he has almost visited all the famous India Wildlife Sanctuaries.

As Harshit told me, India is full of wildlife destinations. Some most famous are:

During our Assam tour, we got an opportunity to visit Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful park will make you admire the Indian Wildlife, rich vegetation and picturesque grasslands. The park is perfect for a complex ecosystem consisting of a variety of Plants, Animals, Birds and Aquatic Life.

The most renowned inhabitants of the Park is one horned rhinoceros in India. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and covers an area 430sq.km. The park is divided into eastern, central and western sectors comprises of mountain forests semi-evergreen, marshes, creeks and vast plains that are covered with elephant grass height of 6 feet.

Flora
This wetland has a wonderful cover of opulent water lily, lotus and water hyacinth. This park is mostly covered with elephant grass size, making it a perfect place to stay for a rhinoceros horn.

Wildlife
Kaziranga National Park is enriched with wildlife where you can see different animals like Horned Indian rhinoceros, elephant, tiger, leopard, wild boar, swamp or barasingha deer, sambar, otters and wild buffalo. Some other animals that can be seen here are antelope, Hoolock Gibbons, slow loris, pig runt, monkey, golden langur, bison and the bear closed the varieties of lizards, snakes and turtles are opulent in the park.

Birds
We were amazed to find the most different birds here like Grey-headed fishing eagle, Whistling Teal, Swamp partridge red jungle fowl, Heron, Adjutant Stork and pelicans.

The other birds we could see in the large garden include Pallas fishing eagle, Bengal floricab, pelicans, Bar-headed Goose, Crested Serpent Eagle, Open Billed Stork, Rose chest Stork Black-necked parakeet, White Stork cable duck wood.

When to Visit?
The best time to visit this national park is in the months of November to April.

Where to Stay?
To offer you a comfortable stay during your Wildlife tour, there are various wildlife resorts in Kaziranga Park. These are lavishly decorated with diverse themes that offer excellent patrons with a wonderful journey. The rooms are tastefully adorned with all the modern amenities and promise to serve you the delicious cuisines.

After visiting Kaziranga National Park, I could realize that a trip to wildlife sanctuary is one of its kind experiences.