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Shimla Hill Station Tour Packages

There are various types of persons in this world and every person is differing each other in its interests. Same thing applies on the tourists some likes to visit historical monuments while there are some people who like to visit region which have natural beauty. If you like to watch natural beauty Places to visit in India, definitely Shimla Special Hill Station Tour Package will prove the Golden triangle tour packages of your choice and needs because this is hill station which is full of natural beauty and attracts the tourist from every corner of the world in summer seasons as it remains cool even high temperature in environment. Having numberless hills it is called queen of hills. It is also good spot for those tourists who like to indulge in adventure sports and activities like river rafting, angling for trout trekking and rock climbing. This is also good place for passing summer vacation with family and friends as this city holds all the things that are in vogue in current days. This is ideal spot for honeymooners too.

Shimla Tours holds many popular malls which are free from pollution as the vehicular traffic is not allowed. On the middle bazaar there are shops which have attached mixed with residences. A tier below of the Middle Bazaar there is Lower Bazaar the famous Shimla Summer Festival in May or June every year lasting for 5-8 days, is celebrated on the Ridge. You have golden opportunity to visit Gaiety Theater on the Mall, opened on the 30th of May, 1887, Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Year. Now this theatre is being used as social club.

Viceregal Lodge is also is a worth visiting spot which is also known as Rashtrapati Niwas which was formerly the summer residence of the British Viceroys. A big ground makes this more beautiful. This lodge is declared as heritage building. Kufri is around 19 km highest point from Shimla which holds Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Birds and rare feline species. Besides of this Monal the state bird of Himachal Pradesh is worth watching India tour.

Tatta Pani is another attraction of the city which is about half square distance from this city which is in Sutlej River. Taking bath in this holy river is considered good for skin. Here you will watch Pandas for Tula Dan which is known to be very effective if done at tattapani on a specific day. Shimla Special Hill Station cheap India tour packages also takes you to some places of worship where you will watch Kali Bari (a temple of the Hindu Goddess Kali) is near the Mall. There is also a Jakhoo Temple which is famous Hanuman Mandir and located at highest point in Shimla (2600 m above sea level. Sankat Mochan (Hanuman Temple – the Monkey God) is located on Shimla Kalka Highway. Shimla also holds Gurudwara and many churches.

Places to See in Munnar Kerala

Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The ultimate landscapes of Munnar make it very beautiful to watch. Munnar is situated around 2000 meters above from the sea level. Munnar is one of the most fascinating and charming places to visit in Kerala.

Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The ultimate landscapes of Munnar make it very beautiful to watch. Munnar is situated around 2000 meters above from the sea level. Munnar is one of the most fascinating and charming places to visit in Kerala. It is a perfect place for natural lovers. This is a panoramic hill station where a tourist can enjoy the spectacular views of clouds and misty valleys overall making it look like a little heaven with a superb climate. Munnar could be best watched between Aug to May because in this period the climate is very suitable for the visitors. Even though the winters are extremely cold. So tourists are advised to keep warm clothes with them while visiting Munnar in somewhere Dec- Jan.

Munnar comes under the territory of Idukki district. Munnar is full of worth watching tourists attraction places, some of must visit places are as follow-.

Devikulam

It is a great tourist place and ideal hill station of Munnar. It is only 7 km far from Munnar. Exotic and rich variety of flora and fauna and cold mountain air are the main features of this place. It is a very good picnic spot because of its amazing beauty and lush green view. Natural lover and honeymooners really inspired by this place. They can find great piece of mind and natural air over here.

Pothamedu

It is a great picnic spot located at a distance of only 6 km from Munnar. The lush green plants coffee, tea and cardamom really create a panoramic view to watch this place. Tourists also try to explore some of the activities like Trekking and mountaining over here. It simply creates lots of thrills and adventures which invites visitors to come here again and again.

Attukal

It is 9 km from Munnar and a favorite destination for trekking and other sports activities. It is also famous for its waterfalls and perfect place for adventurous people.

Eravikulam National Park

It is almost 15 km from Munnar. One of the greatest places to visit in Kerala. It got its existence as a National Park in 1978. There is a peak called Anamudi (2695 m) in the south region of the Park. This Park is spread in the area of almost 100 sq km. Its scenic beauty attracts natural lovers.

Nyayamakad

Located at a distance of 10 km from Munnar. Also known as the land of amazing waterfalls. Here tourists can experience tremendous waterfalls coming down from a height of 1600 meters really produces a worth watching scene. This is one of the most favorite picnic spot and trekking point for tourists.

In short Munnar is one of the ideal places to visit in Kerala. The natural beauty, climatic condition really allures visitors to a great extent. If a visitor is interested in trekking, then surely Munnar should be the first place to visit.

North India Hill Stations

India, a land so vast and diverse in culture heritage, language and people is bestowed with an equally rich and vast treasure of natural beauty. The British must be given credit for developing most of India’s hill stations.Following are some of the most popular and highly recommended hill station tour packages that should not be missed while holidaying in India.

Almora :Almora is a wonderful place to conveniently enjoy the spectacular snowscape of the central Himalayas. Most of the days in Almora are flawless. Almost everyday the tourist can see almost every peak. Almora allows you to enjoy the mighty Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills.The terraced fields, the stone slatted barrack-like village houses have so far put up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and unplanned development.

How to Reach:By Road : Almora is well connected with all-important cities of India by road.
By Air : The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.
By Rail : The nearest raiway station near Almora is Kathgodam.

Badrinath:The holy Dham is in the state of Uttaranchal of the Himalaya mountains.The temple’s elevation is 10,248 feet (3050meters). Badrinath is above the Alaknanda river, believed to be a headstream of the holy Indian river ,Ganges.This place has some special significance from the Indians perspective.
Area : Badrinath is believed to cover 3 Sq. Km area.Languages : The localites usually speak Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Best Time to visit : Being covered by snow the best time to enjoy is believed to be between the months May to September.
Area : Badrinath is believed to cover 3 Sq. Km area.

Languages : The localites usually speak Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Best Time to visit : Being covered by snow the best time to enjoy is believed to be between the months May to September.

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Enjoy the Picturesque Waterfalls in Jog India

Friends, you may have seen many waterfalls in India. But falls in Jog is different. It is unique. It is magnificent. It’s totally fantastic. It is a perfect place for tourists to enjoy their weekend getaways. It is untried, i.e. it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. One should visit Jog falls in his/her lifetime. It is the highest waterfalls in India and is one of the major attractions in Karnataka Tours.

Last year, in the month of September along with my family members I have visited Jog and enjoyed the nature. We reach at around 8 am and strolled around for some time. It was raining on and off and many times the view of the fall would get completely blocked by fog. It was fun watching the fall in the rains.

Falls in Jog is a creation of gushing down of water from Sharavathi River from the height of 253 meters. It separates into four distinct waterfalls and is popularly named as Raja, Rani, Rocket, and Roarer.

Jog is 379 kms away from Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka, and is situated in a pristine and scenic location. During monsoons, the falls are hidden behind a thin veil of mist, surrounded by lush green vegetation, giving the place a mystical atmosphere. August-December is the season of best flow and the best time to visit. It comes down to trickle in the summers, primarily owing to the dams built for the power generation that redirect all the water.

If you prefer air route Hubli and Mangalore City are nearest, and from there you can take bus route to reach Jog. In Hubli some private tourist companies offered every day trip to Jog from Hubli. If you want to travel by train, you can take up train up to Shimoga, or Hubli, and from there you can get into buses to jog.

By road you can reach Jog directly by availing of buses to jog from Bangalore, Hubli, or Shimoga. It’s nearly 10 hours journey from Bangalore to Jog by road and could reach Jog by morning, if you catch up bus at night. From Shimoga it’s nearly 3 hours, and from Hubli it is 4-5 hours journey.

Take light cool dresses for summer. During the monsoon season the nights are cool. Warm clothes will be required for the winter season i.e. December to February. Kannada is the principal language of this region. Few people also understand English and Hindi. Enjoy a comfortable stay while on a India tour to jog at the hotels, offering a remarkable blend of tradition and modernity. The government owned Sharavathi Tourist Home is comfortable, clean and reasonable priced. It offers good view of the falls. SomeTourist Home is also cheap and comfortable place to stay. Inspection Bungalow is often heavily booked and its booking can be done at the District Commissioners at Shimoga.

Along with these some small hotels are also ready to serve you in and around Jog. You can spend an entire day around the waterfall. If you are fit, climb down to the base of the fall. It takes around 20-25 minutes to walk down, and may take an hour or two to come back depending on your fitness. You can take a dip in the water when you are in the gorge. Drive to the other side of the waterfall and you can get close to the falling water. It is a great experience. If you want to swim in the Sharavathi River, that also you can. But at the same time take utmost care for your safety.

Once again I come back to tell my experiences. Later we moved on to Sharavathi valley, a few kilometers down where river flows between the hills and offers amazing view from the top. I took a few photographs. Really it is a beautiful place and I don’t have word to express my feelings.

Further down, we encountered a stream by the road that tempted us to stop. We walked along the stream for a while and soon encountered a series of waterfalls. We took a dip there and it’s a great feeling to dip into a running stream and lie down against the running water. Even more fun is when you sit under a waterfall and feel the gush of the water.

We spent the entire day while walking, running, jumping, and driving around this road. There was less traffic on the road. Late in the evening, we saw some fishermen catching fishes along the bank of Sharavathi River. We stopped, had a chat with them and took some photographs around the place. We have enjoyed the nature a lot amid river, hills, and greenery.

One of my friend, who is working for Karnataka Power Corporation made an arrangement to get permission for us to visit the powerhouse. It is very nice. Our next destination was Dandeli, another hilly station in North Kanara district. It is nearly 30 kms distance from Jog. There is another small reservoir near Dandeli, called Supa. The road crawls right along the banks of Kali River and the river is surrounded by thick evergreen rain forests, typical of the sahyadri ranges. Sometimes people see leopards, black panthers and even tigers in the area. It was drizzling all along, which gave a poetic romance to the entire atmosphere. Really I liked that place, and even thought of spending rest of my life there. But unfortunately we had to return back, and on the next day we drove back to our native place.

Jog is really very nice place to visit and enjoy on weekends. If you have time you can visit nearby places like Honnemaradu, which is situated on the backwaters holidays of river Sharavathi, and is famous for water sports. It is an island formed with the backwater of Linganmakki dam. Lion-Tiger Reserve/Safari is located from Jog at a distance of about 90 kms towards Bangalore on the National Highway 206, and is a nice place for animal lovers.

Besides, you can visit Ikkeri and nearby Keladi, which is home to several ancient temples. Once it was a kingdom of Keladi empire. The other towns like Sagar, Sirsi, Siddapur lies in the Western Ghats, providing captivating views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. These are all like hill-stations set amidst emerald green forests and several waterfalls.

Great Summer Vacations

India is an amazingly beautiful country with varied climatic and geographical conditions. Summers are truly unbearable in India which mostly begins in the month of March and ends in November. To hideaway from the scorching sun rays and to get some relaxation, both national and international tourists looks forward to those cool retreats in India which can offer them some relief.

Most of the people, irrespective of their ages, waits anxiously for the summer vacations. Summer vacation is a time to relax and unwind in a cool and pleasant atmosphere, shedding the boredom of day to day life. India has numerous summer destinations which has many attractive things to offer. These places  has a long list of activities to captivate the tourists and to make their vacation a memorable one.

These places are popular for many adventure sports like trekking on the hilly terrains, mountaineering, white water rafting in the wild mountainous rivers, hiking etc. Some of the famous summer tourist places in India are Dalhousie, Shimla, Manali, Nainital , Mussoorie, Dehradun etc.

Dalhousie:
Dalhousie, a wonderful summer destination located around 5 hills on the Dhauladhar mountain at an altitude of 6000-9000 ft above the sea level in Himachal Pradesh. This hill resort was established by the British colonial rulers of India and named after the Viceroy Lord Dalhousie. It has many elegant bungalows and graceful churches which have a colonial touch in their architecture. It is an ideal holiday destination for relaxation. Dalhousie is considered to be the ‘Gateway to Chamba’, an ancient town having rich collection of Himachali art, architecture and culture.  You can even explore the historic town of Chamba, while on holiday in the summer destination of Dalhousie.

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