Pushkar – The Holy City

Pushkar is the city in Indian state of Rajasthan. This is a town in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. This place is well connected with rest of the world by air, road and rail. The nearest airport is in Jaipur which is 147 Km away from Pushkar and nearest railway station is Ajmer which is around 30 Km from this place. This place is one of the five scared dhams for Hindus. It is believed that when the wife of Shiva died, lord shiva cried so much and for the long time that his tear created two holy ponds, one at Pushkar in Ajmer in India and other at Ketaksha which is Pakistan now.  This place is also called “Tirth Raj”. This city is among the oldest city in the India. It is also believed that this city was created by the lord Brahma, when he relished the swan with the lotus and let it fall on the earth where he can perform the big yagya. The place where lotus falls was called Pushkar. Read More »

Sightseeing in Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Darjeeling district is the northernmost district of West Bengal state in eastern India. The district is famous for its beautiful hill station, Darjeeling, often referred as the queen of the Himalayas. Read More »

Emerald Trail – A Home Away From Home

Emerald trail, where tourism has some real different meaning. It is located in 10 kms uphill from Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, very close to Jungaliagaon. It was Sumith Dutta who once came to this part of Kumao and was awestruck by the scenic beauty of this place. He then envisioned the Emerald trail and developed it into a most self-sufficient tourist spot.

The main purpose of Emerald Trail was to provide tourists a subtle holiday destination with amazing panoramic views. The aim was to also provide employment to the poor villagers Kumao. For accommodation it offers Eco cottages made in Colonial style with 4 bedrooms, attached bathrooms, a common living and dining areas. One more room is made of local stone for the families who want to stay privately in peace. Read More »

Dandeli – An Ideal Holiday Destination

Dandeli

Dandeli is a town situated in Uttar Kannada (North Karnataka) in the Western Ghats. This beautiful place has an abandance of wildlife, nature, beautiful caves and temples with river Kali flowing through that makes it a perfect tourist place. One can reach here from Karwar, Hubli, Dharwad and Goa.

The population here comprises of different communities. Some are from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and many others from the states of Kerala. Languages that are spoken here are Hindi, Konkani and Marathi.

It is most famous for the wildlife sanctuary where you can see Elephants, Tigers, Black Panthers, Sloth Bears, Jackals, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer (Muntjac), Mouse Deer (Chevrotain), Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Slender Loris, Giant Squirrels, Flying Squirrels, Civets, Porcupines, Mongoose and some species of snakes. Read More »

The Ancient city of Chikmagalur

A beautiful hills station situated in the south-western part of Karnataka and a large area of this place is occupied by forests. A long time ago it is said to be gifted by a king as dowry to his younger daughter, as she was deeply in love with place. After this, it was named as Chikmaglur which literally means “The town of younger daughter”. Read More »

The Queen Of Hills – Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a Himalayan city in the State of West Bengal, at an altitude of 6710ft, which is counted Lesser Himalaya range. Darjeeling can be reached by 88 km long Darjeeling Himalaya Railways from New Jalpaiguri, or by national highway 55. It is approximately 70km   from Bagdogra and Siliguri. When we think about Darjeeling the two things which strike our mind are the famous Darjeeling tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. One must have a sip of the Darjeeling black tea. Darjeeling tea cannot be manufactured anywhere else in the world, and therefore it is called the champagne of teas. This beautiful hill station is surrounded by tea plantation and to explore this, one should visit the Happy Valley Tea Estate, located around 3km from Darjeeling. It is one of the highest tea gardens in the world and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm. The perfect time to visit this tea estate is from March to November, when you can see tea plucking. It is best to avoid Darjeeling during the monsoon season from June to September. Read More »