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You go, You see, You will Conquer – Elephanta Caves

You go, You see, You will Conquer – Elephanta Caves

Mumbai the land of Gold and the place where everyone comes to fulfill their dreams In this land of tradition, history and legends, lie the serene waters of the Arabian Sea and in the middle of the blue angel lies an island – a second tale in Mumbai. The Elephanta Caves is a totally different tale that has been woven in this Mumbai land. This lovely monumental cave is amongst the Hindu Caves in the area called Gharapuri. The Portuguese while ruling here gave the name Elephanta to this place .The cave exists since the 6th century AD. It was mainly built for the Hindus who used to come here to complete their ritual of going round the cave. There were many idols of the Indian God Lord Shiva here in a place and it was found centuries back. Today the Elephanta Caves tour is a major itinerary  [...]

Small steps big differences – Harihareshwar

Small steps big differences – Harihareshwar

Yes, sometimes some small decisions that we make, go a long way to changing our life in a big way. Such small steps that we take towards making bigger causes enrich our lives and we feel fulfilled. A visit to Harihareshwar is one such journey that one undertakes with small ideas of a tour in mind but It ultimately makes great differences to our daily routine. This seas shore locale in the state of Maharashtra in India lies along the coast of the Konkan in the state. This is popular for its serene ambience, lovely scenic beauty and a virgin expanse of land and water. It is known by the other name of Dakshin Kashi and has great spiritual importance amongst the Hindus. There is a temple here and the presiding deity is the Indian god Shiva. Many people come to Harihareshwar specially to see  [...]

Beautiful lanes Beautiful Cities – Pondicherry

Beautiful lanes Beautiful Cities – Pondicherry

If you are in any part of Chennai in south India, and you are done with all the shopping that you wanted to and you feel you are done with Chennai, then you are wrong. For right very near Chennai just a few hours’ drive away is a land of paradise, a land that has the most serene of ambience and the most calming experience of a lifetime – The Land of Pondicherry. Yes, here at Pondicherry you would find the best scenic beauty, grand architecture and most of all a very well planned and well constructed roads. Pondicherry – The land of the Aurobindo Ashram There are half day tours when the tourists are taken around the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the Chunnambar complex, the Museum at Pondicherry and the Auroville Matrimandir. There are also the Anglo French Textiles which give you a complete  [...]

Haridwar – Heavenly Entrance

Haridwar – Heavenly Entrance

If you ever felt you could go to God, and could walk on the path to the Supreme Power then go to Haridwar the Gateway to God. Haridwar means the Gateway to God. Hari means God and Dwar signifies Gate. This pristine religious pilgrim spot in Uttarakhand, is a great Hindu pilgrim destination. Indian culture and tradition is seen at its best here. Haridwar also is known by the names of Mayapuri, Kapilsthan, and Gangadwar etc. Haridwar is the place where the holy River Ganga is said to descend down, and crosses before she gurgles down to  the other town. Haridwar is the place where the Char Dham journey of India begins. The Char Dham journey includes Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. It is believed that any person who takes a holy dip in the River Ganga here attains salvation.   [...]

Amarnath – Rise up to Eternity

Amarnath – Rise up to Eternity

Ever wanted to reach eternity? What is eternity? It is that level that is limitless. Do you want to be a part of this zone of limitless energy? Then visit Amarnath – the synonym for eternity. Located amidst the Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir, this temple is more than 5000 years old, and is a major Hindu pilgrim spot. Ask anyone in India about Amarnath and you can feel them gushing with unbelievable emotion and if he has been to the place then it is a memory to cherish forever. The ice stalagmite which resembles the great linga of the Indian God Shiva is the main attraction here. There are lots of stories related to this. It is said that with the changing phases of the moon, the stalagmite to grow or shrink accordingly. Hindu legend has it that Lord Shiva explained the meaning of life and  [...]

Go Green with the Savannah

Go Green with the Savannah

So you decide to take a break and get into the pristine locales of greenery. You scour the Internet and try deciding which is the best way to make your trip constructive from all fronts. Being a very aware citizen you also don’t want to damage environment further. So you decide to indulge in some ecotourism. Eco tourism is a way of visiting place and getting  yourself more aware of the ecological balance in the world. Of the many places in the world, Trinidad and Tobago comes across as a great place for eco tourism. Just lying around 10 miles from Venezuela, this beautiful region has the best kind of flora and fauna and is said to have been a part of Venezuela but got separated some 11,000 years back. This offshoot of the Ice Age is a beautiful region of mountain ranges and hills with  [...]

When the World has Eight Wonders

When the World has Eight Wonders

Meaning Eight Ganeshas, Ashtavinayak, symbolizes the Hindu god of prosperity. The Ashtavinayak journey is very special to the Hindus in India and all devotees look forward to going to this pilgrimage. Located in Maharashtra state in India, the Ashtavinayak temples are in a particular sequence and they have the eight different idols of the elephant God Ganesha. Expanding over eight temples the Asthavinayak journey is one that has to be experienced to be understood exactly what it is all about. There are temples in Maharashtra but the Ganesh temples near Pune are more popular. Let us know the destinations one by one Mayureshwar : The most important of the Ashtavinayak temples, this temple was built with black stone and. The four minarets in this temple give the feeling of being inside a  [...]

Eternal Bliss Ecstasy Guaranteed

Eternal Bliss Ecstasy Guaranteed

Ecstasy is very relative and is something which is felt from the heart. And what better way to get ecstasy than visiting a religious place. You are taken to a land far beyond and totally out of our imagination. This is actual pilgrimage and to experience this you should visit the land of religion and culture – India. When you visit the religious places in India, then Vaishno Devi in Northern part of India comes across as a must see destination. This pristine locale and virgin surrounding in the land of temples India, is a major attraction. With the lovely background of the snow clad mountains, and the cold surrounding the temple at Vaishno Devi is considered an ultimate spot. Once you get the Yatra slip you are registered, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to get past the check post  [...]

Visit India Tipped with Ideas ?

Visit India Tipped with Ideas ?

Things to remember while on an Indian trip for the first time. So you are all set to go but what are you supposed to remember and how do you prepare to go to a land that you have never visited? You have heard and you have read about the place. How do you prepare then? Let us learn how? Choosing the route This is a very important thing to do while in India. The trip has to be such that the itineraries are properly booked and you know the destination well. Make sure that you start in the capital city of Delhi then go to Agra to see the Taj Mahal then of course the Pink City Jaipur. Then go and shop at the lovely markets at Delhi. This is called the Golden Triangle Tour. So this is very important. If you want beaches then go to Goa, if trekking then go to Himachal Pradesh, if it is yoga  [...]

Pangong – The Ladakh way of Getting Amazed

Pangong – The Ladakh way of Getting Amazed

Ever wanted to be amazed in excitement or in travel? Destination India gives you this and more. Feel amazingly dizzy at great heights and with heights of adventure. As high as 14,000 and above feet you can reach a place which is partly in Tibet and partly in India. This scenic extravaganza is a must visit for those who seek to be amazed in their destinations and get sucked into their own plans. Ladakh – The land of quiet beauty and silent charm is also the land of the Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake, which lies in the stretch of Himalayan ranges and is an endorheic lake. Ladakhan charm exudes out of the lake as the saline waters of the lake are seen to completely freeze during winter. Situated in Ladakh, this lake is gaining a lot of importance internationally as this region is being found  [...]

Mini Touring with Maxi Benefits – An Indian Extravaganza

Mini Touring with Maxi Benefits – An Indian Extravaganza

Have you ever been laden with a long weekend and then realize that it has gone by and you never exploited it to your benefit? If you say yes to the question, then get exited to know about mini destinations. When we talk about mini tours, then the Golden Triangle Tour in India is the first that comes to mind. The five day Golden Triangle tour gives you the best yet does not eat up into your time. Beginning at Delhi where the tour representative takes you to the hotel.  Delhi was at strategic advantage in the past and the present. On the second day, you would head towards Jaipur which is around 562km from Delhi and is a five hour drive. Before that a tour of the capital of India is completed where we can see the Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar which is the tallest amongst the brick minarets,  [...]

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