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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.

Palace on Wheels Luxury Train Tour

Posted on March 9th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

Palace on Wheels Palace on Wheels

Stepping into the world of luxury, comfort and royalty I was soaked in the feeling of traveling back in time to the era of raja-maharajas. With a desire to taste the royalty of the raja-maharaja era and to explore the enchanting destinations of Rajasthan in a royal style I and my friend Pallavi boarded the Palace on Wheels, one of the most luxurious trains in the world. We boarded the train at 4 pm in the evening from Delhi Cantt Railway Station and set out on our dream journey. The moment we boarded the train we could see and experience luxury and royalty in plenty which was making us feel like ‘queens’.

It would be no exaggeration to say that Palace on Wheels is an epitome of luxury and royalty. This train is a fascinating attraction of Rajasthan Tourism. Once used by the raja-maharajas of the bygone era, this train is now open for tourists. Palace on Wheels tour is the best way to explore the rich cultural heritage and other attractions of Rajasthan. It offers 7 nights/8 days tour to several enchanting destinations of Rajasthan and North India. You will travel to mesmerizing destinations starting from Delhi to Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur, Keoladeo National Park and Agra. Each of the above destinations has its own unique attractions to offer.

The luxury train Palace on Wheels boasts of 14 air conditioned deluxe saloons named after the princely states of Rajasthan. There are four cabins in each saloon which are well appointed with facilities such as bath and shower, satellite phones, intercom, channel music, wall to wall carpeting etc. Each cabin is majestically decorated. And to take care of your every need a khidmatgar (attendant) is always at your service.

Dine at the two wonderful restaurants named as ‘The Maharaja’ and ‘The Maharani’ on the train. Feed yourself with a variety of delicious Rajasthani, Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes. And if you want to refresh yourself with a drink in the evening then scan the bar on board which serves Indian and International alcohol brands. Shopping facility is also available on board. Cultural activities like puppet shows and traditional dance and music programs are the other highlights of the Palace on Wheels tour.

Luxury train tours are among the famous attractions of incredible India. India offers several luxury trains covering different regions of India. Some of the most famous luxury trains of India are Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, The Golden Chariot, Maharaja Express and Indian Maharaja Express.

I and Pallavi thoroughly enjoyed our journey on Palace on Wheels and also enjoyed the attractions of Rajasthan and Agra. From wildlife to palaces, forts, havelis, monuments and culture, we enjoyed so much on this tour. From the wilderness of the dense forests to royalty and charm of the stunning palaces, history history of the forts, beauty of the architectural monuments, colorfulness of the culture and much more, this tour has a lot to offer.