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South India is An Extensive Magnetism of Touristy Attractions

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by admin  |  Comments Off on South India is An Extensive Magnetism of Touristy Attractions

India is all set to drive you as me acclaiming to the country fruitful of eternal attractions to consider. Each and every state of the country introduces to its visitor with its rich culture & traditions. A trip to South India attractions has made me sure to come over again. I, Harsh Baghel ought to click the unknown characters of history, thus knew better to South India through a tour operating agency from Delhi.

I was given an all-time guide to my trip go pleasant by tour agency that I hired to. I as a photographer to a Travel Magazine in Delhi preferred to go there by all-connecting conveyance, Indian Railways.

On the first day of my trip there, I considered best to my South India tours packages that assured me having a well-planned journey to some of the most fascinating allures of this biggest jaunt of the nature lovers, adventure freaks, honeymooners and numerous avid travellers. Also I was offered warm hospitality availing finest hotel to rest there.

On the second day, this south India trip came as one of the best tourist suits exploring the wonders of this captivating place in their own unique way. Enriched with the hill stations, temples, beaches and the valleys, South India was answerable that gave me a dose of refreshment.

South India HouseboatSouth India Houseboat

Trip to this region of the country takes place as incomplete, if no visit to the natural vistas and exotic wildlife sanctuaries renders. Truly I would say that there is no vacation like a vacation to Incredible South India travel destination. If you are a history buff, an itinerant traveller of cities and an adventurer as me, you have endless reasons to enjoy on a beach and relax on an amalgamation of all the imagines that I had dreamt of before.

On the third day to my south India holidays, I turned to natural beauty of this tropics. south India has many fresh waters lagoons, rivers and beaches that offered me the most soothing and energising experience. There were numerous explanations that I am eager to tell you are especially designed for people to explore and enjoy the house-boating in Karnataka, or the full fun-basking in Kerala.

Apart from the lush green expanses of south India, the states in south India also house numerous wildlife sanctuaries and natural parks. Hereby, I am speechless to say that South India is an apple of tourists’ eyes and it answers all a honeymooner, adventure freak or nature lover thinks to come in.

South India-The Land of Remarkable Temples Part-1

Posted on November 11th, 2011 by manish  |  Comments Off on South India-The Land of Remarkable Temples Part-1

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…