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Top Yoga & Meditation Destination in India


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Yoga is an age-old science that has been a benefactor to the human mind and body. India being a place where yoga was originated, and the name was given by Patanjali which was derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuja” which means to attach or climax (peak point of highest development). It is the attachment of the mind and the body with nature. It is such an amazing aid, which if use and propagated rightly, can heal a number of diseases; both mental and physical.

India invented Yoga and Meditation many millennia before the world could understand its importance. In the western countries yoga means only physical postures and sequences (asana) but in India yoga asana is the aspect of the whole system. From centuries in the traditional ashrams of India yoga practices is an act of whole body and soul. So in India, one can expect a greater emphasis on breathing, meditation, cleansing on one’s soul with devotional practices such as philosophy tuition, chanting of mantras, faith (Bhakti), Regardless and the Karmic aspect of yogic philosophy.

The various yoga activities are aimed at curative and physiological advantages, body flexibility, stability and power, and emotional well being. If the visitor is interested, these activities can also be extended to incorporate spiritual discoveries.

Yoga can be practiced by everyone and has an amazing effect on the body and mind energies allowing one to deal with life’s ups and downs with a sense of equanimity. If you will get a chance to learn about the age old therapy that plan a yoga tour in India.

The yoga learning environment in India is exactly suited the learners. Usually various ashrams and yoga centers are located in the lap of nature and far away from the hustle of the cities. The centers provide shelter and fresh vegetarian and healthy food that will soothe and alleviate your mind and body. Learners can also get an opportunity of enjoying a calm and soothing scenic natural beauty of nature.

I would like to mention a few good places in India where you can learn the art of Yoga.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is also known as the world capital of yoga. It is a very beautiful place, lying in the foothill of The Great Himalayas. This city is full of amazing landscapes. The natural beauty & fresh breeze of this place makes it a right place for yoga learners. The whole environment of this place is full of spirituality. This atmosphere leaves a positive impact on the mind & spirit of an individual.
Rishikesh offers Yoga Teacher Training courses for beginners and also for yoga teachers. The city is located on the bank of river Ganges and it is believed that meditating here brings one soul closer to Moksha (Enlightenment). Right from the food to the atmosphere the place is very close to nature.

Yoga centersSpirit Yoga Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, Sivananda Ashram, Sadhna Mandir, Sanskriti Yogpeeth etc.

Spirit Yoga Foundation Rishikesh

Spirit Yoga Foundation Rishikesh

Hardwar

Located between the holy river Ganga and the mighty Himalayas, Hardwar is a spiritual retreat for people not only from the country but outside of it as well. It is one of the calmest destinations of India and also nature personified. The huge amount of greenwood and alluring roads with scenery of the cold hills, offers the best conditions for the purification of soul. There are a number of resorts that bestow spiritual healing through the practice of yoga and ayurveda.

Yoga centers – world renewed Patanjali University, established by Yoag Guru Baba Ramdev ji, agni yoga school, Ayurvedic yoga & meditation in Haveli Hari Ganga.

patanjali Ashram Haridwar

patanjali Ashram Haridwar

Bihar

An important centre of power, learning and culture down the ages, Bihar is a great state and an attractive tourist destination. The state has given many leading religions to the world such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and, to a certain extent, Sikhism.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of the world renowned Bihar School of Yoga in eastern India. At this school, yoga is a lifestyle and not just any practice. Karma yoga is given preference over Asana.

They also adapt the ancient tantric meditation techniques into a practice. This practice induces complete relaxation while maintaining consciousness. Hatha yoga also preferred hear it includes a balance of mind and body via physical postures or asanas, filtration of mind, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through meditation.

Alongside the classes, one must expect to work like a yogi, cleaning utensils, kitchen work; toilet cleaning is the part of one’s schedule here. This yoga learning school holds untold and far-reaching benefits. Here, our deepest levels of creativity and healing energies can awaken.

Yoga centers – Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar

Bihar school of yoga

Bihar school of yoga, Munger

Kerala

Kerala is the native land of Ayurveda and a perfect destination where the soul meets the mind. It is the tranquil and calm breezy gem of Southern India, here the body converted in to a temple of health. Kerala is the known destination for its yoga and ayurvedic treatment, which is famous all over the globe because of the various ayurvedic resorts offering greatest treatments and services.
The peaks of the hills, the crystalline water of the beaches, the blue sky and the amazing view, everything adds up to a great yogic experience. With a number of yoga centers, kerala is a hotspot of yoga enthusiasts.

Yoga centers – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram at Trivandrum, Ayurveda, Massage & Panchakarma School at Kannur , PVA School of Yoga Kannur, etc.

Sivananda Yoga Ashram

Sivananda Yoga Ashram

Goa

Goa is renowned for its pristine natural offering breathtaking scenery. The shiney sand beaches of Goa are famous for its unmatchable beauty of silvery sand having endless rows of palm trees. Apart from the beautiful beaches, Goa is famous for its adventures water sport and yoga activities. Goa is home to various yoga retreat centers scattered all over the state.

It offers a series of programs for beginner to high levels. They also run some yoga teacher training certifications and drop-in yoga classes. With the yoga classes, the yoga centers also offers Ayurvedic massages, chanting and meditation.

Yoga centers –  Art of Living Yoga Meditation Centre, Amit Reiki, Abs yoga. Apart from these a number of beaches

Kranti Yoga School, Goa

Kranti Yoga School, Goa

Mysore

Mysore is also known as the birthplace of Modern 20th century Yoga. Mysore Mandala is one of the prettiest places for yoga in Mysore. The yoga center is located in a century old house and a charming café supplied by owner’s organic farm. It is more like a western style retreat than a traditional ashram. The original vinyasa system of yoga was the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Krishna Pattabhi Jois.

By practicing this modern style, ashtanga yoga of Mysore we heat the blood and make it thin so that it can circulate freely. Ashtanga yoga practice moves you towards a very deep awareness of yourself and teaches you control over your mind.

Yoga centers – Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram, Chaitanya yoga Kendra etc.

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram

Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala is beautiful place surrounded by mountains and is peaceful too, making it an ideal relaxation point. It is full of burgundy and saffron clad Buddhist monks and fluttering prayer flags. You’ll feel the fresh hill breeze and the cool atmosphere welcoming you far away from the city smog and hectic traffic.
It is the right place to try meditation and take some yoga lessons, listen to the monks chanting prayers in the monastery, or watch their lively debates at the temple.

Yoga centers – Universal Yoga center,

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Yoga tour of India is such a perfect combination of revitalization of mind and simultaneously seeing new places.

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A perfect combination of Indian heritage and religious tour


Secular India is home to Hindu, Islam, Christians, Buddha, Jain, Sikh and other numerous religions. The perfect combination of religions, cultures and traditions is shown in the rich heritage of the country. One of the aged civilizations is a treasure trove of art, architecture, philosophy, classical dances, music, flora, fauna and much more.

Religion has played a vital role in shaping India and its heritage. This is the reason, that most of the stunning heritage sites are also the sacred pilgrimage sites. These destinations attract inland and foreign travelers from all over the world.

A tour of this religious country is such a perfect combination of religious and architecture tour, and provides great opportunity to explore the rich Culture and Heritage tour of some mesmerizing monuments.

Khajuraho Temples: The Temples of Love

The world renowned famous place Khajuraho is situated in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Astonishing sculptures, an architecture of buildings and amazing carvings seen inside the Khajuraho temples are actually arresting. These temples are known for the various sculptures and statues that portray different sexual positions. Annually celebrated Khajuraho Dance Festival a one-week-long festival of classical dances also attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.

Ajanta & Ellora Caves: Amazing Buddhist heritage site

 

The world’s greatest religious caves Ajanta – Ellora Caves are situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The Ajanta has about 29 caves and Ellora has about 34 caves. The caves depict the medieval period and the Buddhist era from 200 BC to 650 AD. The caves are completely dedicated to Lord Buddha and his several incarnations and boast of the colossal sculptures of animals & Gods, paintings depicting the ancient life, and Buddhist fables, with numerous Buddha images.

Sanchi Stupa: A gem of art and architecture

“The Great Sanchi Stupa” at Sanchi, is forty-four feet high, with remarkably carved gateways, illustrating Buddhist legends. UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa. Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this huge hemispherical dome is the best conserved ancient Stupas of central India.

Virupaksha Temple: The star attraction of Hampi

This temple is one of the architectural marvels steeped in beauty located on the bank of the river Tungabhadra in Hampi. It is also preserved considering the ravages that happened during the Mughal invasion. The buildings of the temple are classified into religious, civil and military.

 

Chaturmukha Jain Temple, Ranakpur: Hidden jewel of architecture

Chaturmukha Jain temple is known throughout the world for its intricate, architectural brilliance and is an eloquent testimony to India’s cultural heritage. It is made up of off-white marble and the complete temple is stands over 1444 amazingly carved and different pillars.

Meenakshi Temple: Thousand Pillar Hall

 

With 33,000 sculptures, Meenakshi temple is located in the center of the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Architectural delight and sculptural magnificence is the aspect of this temple which makes it popular throughout the world. The temple premises is surrounded by an elevated wall which is adorned with various paintings and sculptures.

Tirupati Balaji Temple: The richest temple of the World

 

Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is one of the most important religious places in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara or Vishnu, visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. Innumerable dynasties have contributed to the development of this richest temple which is adorned with the beautiful ‘gopuram’ or tower.

Apart from these, there are several religious and Cultural Tour Destination to visit.

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Explore the least explored North-East wildlife


Wildlife of north east region of India will definitely takes you on a breathtaking journey through some of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and world heritage sites, which are home to numerous big and small creatures having made this part of the earth their habitat for thousands of years. This region of India is bind with eight states namely Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

A tour to northeast wildlife is for those particular persons who want to enjoy basic jungle safaris and want to catch some unbelievable pictures in their camera. It attracts nature lovers, wildlife lovers and wildlife adventure enthusiasts from all over the world.

The lofty Himalayas with thousands of species of flora highly support Right from migratory birds to exotic mammals, reptiles and beyond. In this region the visitors can enjoy the endless beauty of rich flora and fauna. From enjoying the chirping of birds to roaring of the lions and visit to Jungle safari.

Northeast is highly dominated with Brahmaputra and other Rivers which supports suitable climate, conditions, geographical location and vast forest. All this conditions turn this place in a heaven for wildlife.

Some famous wildlife sanctuaries includes………

Kaziranga National Park
Steve WinterCovering an area of 429.93 sq.km, Kaziranga National Park is situated on the bank of river Brahmaputra in northeastern Assam. It is placed on the eastern Himalayas with an existence of a wide array of animal and plant species in their natural environment. It is declared a world heritage site for its population of one-horned rhinoceroses. Other wild creatures of the park include tiger, panther, squirrel, large Indian civet, elephant, wild cat, hog deer and so on.

Manas National Park
The Manas National Park consists of an area of 2,837 sq. km. This national park is lies on the gentle slopes of the Himalayan foothills and is located on the north bank of River Brahmaputra. Manas national park is also a Biosphere Reserve, an Elephant Reserve, an Important Bird Area (IBA), and a World Heritage Site.
The wild creature of the park includes tiger, elephant, rhino, buffalo, gaur and nearly 500 species of birds. This nature paradise also offers white water rafting on the Manas River, trekking and elephant rides.

Kanchendzonga National Park
kanchenjungaThe Khangchendzonga National Park is a UNESCO’s heritage sites also known Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. This national park has a unique biodiversity that includes mountain peaks, glaciers and some distinctive flora and fauna. The Park covers an area of 1784 sq.kms and home to a wide species of fauna and flora. Snow Leopard, Wild Ass, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel, and Barking Deer are some of the animals which are the pride the park.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Buffaloes

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 38.81 sq km and known for its one horned rhinoceros. Situated in the flood plains of River Brahmaputra and the perfect place for bird watching. Expect from one horned rhinoceros is a perfect habitat for wild boars, the wild buffaloes, around 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

White Winged Wood Duck

White Winged Wood Duck

Dibru – Saikhowa is the largest national park of Assam and is spread over an area of 650 sq. km. The Dibru – Saikhowa is highly recognized for preserving a wide array of beautiful fishes. This Park is safe asylum for many rare and scarce species of wild life and famous because of the rare White Winged Wood Duck other wild animals are Hoolock, water buffalo, tiger, elephant, aquatic dolphin etc.

Nameri National Park

Eco Camp at Nameri National Park

Eco Camp at Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park covers an area of 200sq. kms and is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. It homes various species of mammals, reptiles and birds like Tiger, Black bear, elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian Bison and Various species of birds.

So pack your bags as this inexplicable land of Mountains and lush green forests has a lot more to offer to its tourist.

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Emerge yourself in the beauty of sun kissed yelagiri hills


Get away from the chaos of city life, and emerge yourself in the beauty of sun kissed yelagiri hills, also enjoy lush valleys, Crisp mountain air, pockets of mist lazily clouding the valley and a tranquil emerald lake nestled in the midst of the hills.

Yelagiri is nestled in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is such a group of hamlets situated between four mountains and the scenic beauty of the village is worth watching. This easygoing hill stationoffers many possibilities for tourists, be it sightseeing, adventure sports or even just simply relaxation. Except the nature’s beauty, tribals, who are the main inhabitants of the place, also attract many tourists with their customs, persuasion and unique architecture of their houses.

Let’s unravel the riddles of this place and enjoy plenty of activities:

Boating at Punganoor Lake

boating-punganur-lake-yelagiriBoating punganur lake, yelagiri

Punganoor Lake is a small and artificial Lake along with a beautiful park nearby and also a fountain in the middle. Here Tourist can enjoy boating or just sit on the banks to see the calm and serene water of the lake also relax and enjoy the natural beauty. The nearby park is spread over an area of 6 acre, which is the perfect destinations for kids, where they can enjoy a lot.

Experience Trekking, Camping and mountain biking

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Trekking Sawaimalai hills, Yelagiri

For the adventurous minded, it is a good place to go for long treks.The hills of SawaiMalai are in the shape of cake, having a strong base. Also the place enhances an ideal location for trekking, Camping and mountain biking. Other options of trekking are smaller peaks like Javadi Hills and Palamathi Hills. Mountain bikers will also enjoy biking around the hills.

 

Enjoy nature at Jalagamparal Waterfalls

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Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Yelagiri

Jalagamparaicascade is created by the River Attaaruand the milky white gargling water of this waterfall running through the high hills of the valley. The romantic surroundings of the waterfall attract many beautiful birds and nature loving tourists.

Enthrall yourself by Para-gliding

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Paragliding, Yelagiri

Yelagiri is a Para-gliding hotspot of India.While doing paragliding, one can experience ethereal serenity while sailing in air and above the ground. One can enjoy the beautiful view of the beautiful hills of Yelagiri from height. This experience of paragliding gives the glider an exhilarating feeling. The hills of Yelagiri are perfect for this sport.

Nature Park

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Nature Park, Yelagiri

If you want to spend some time in a relax and stunning atmosphere, then Yelagiri Nature Park is the best place. This place is situated near to the Punganoor Lake and awesome place for all ages of people. This park is spread over an area of 12 acres, having musical fountain, children’s park, artificial cascade or the waterfall, great number of numbers of flora and a lot more entreating things.
VainuBappu Solar Observatory or Kavalur Observatory

VainuBappu Solar Observatory is one of the largest solar observatories near Yelagiri, located in Kavalar. The observatory covers 100 acre forest land and houses a number of optical telescopes. One has to take permission to get an access to the observatory.

Cuisine of Yelagiri
Do not forget to taste the local cuisine of Yelagiri hills. There are a number of hotels unfurlallover the hill station that serve scrumptious local cuisines along with other international cuisines to suit every taste bud.

Summer festival of yelagiri

The annual summer festival would be held in Yelagiri Hills on May. The festival attracts tourists from all parts of the globe. In the event, one can enjoy the pleasure of dance show, multi-departmental exhibition, flower show, dog show, food festival, boat race, forest walk, cycle race, cultural competitions etc.

Shopping in Yelagiri
Shopping in Yelagiri is acompleteentertainment. Explore the shops and the local markets and shop for the handmade items. Do not forget to purchase the natural fresh honey prepared by wild bees and jackfruit.

This is right time, just pack your bags and visit the hill station of south.

Some other South India Article:

Top most attractive beaches of South India

South India Tours: Some Places Does Not Need Any Explanation

Must Visit Destinations in Tamil Nadu

South India Tours: Meet Your Fictitious Life


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Dipped your soul in the colorful celebration of Holi, at the birthplace of Lord Krishna


The Month of Falgun (Spring-March) is desperately being awaited by the Indian as in this month ‘Holi’ is celebrated by the Hindu community throughout the country and worldwide with pomp & show. The grandeur of this unique festival of colors is spectacular and worth viewing. This particular event has been attracting lots of tourists across the world for years.

Holi traditions and names are differ from city to city in this land of multitude cultures, like Holi in North India, Dol jatra in West Bengal, Phagwah in Assam. But, whatever may be the name or theme, the purpose and the spirit of celebration remain the same and the unique feature of this festival is smearing, throwing and splashing colors on each other.

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Mathura-Holi

The most remarkable Holi, in India, is celebrated in the home town of Lord Krishna i.e. Uttar Pradesh. A number of tourists from all over the world come to enjoy Holi at Uttar Pradesh. It is celebrated with great pomp and joy in Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon and Barsana. These are the places where Holi traditions have been handed down from generation to generation. At Mathura the men and women of all ages shed their inhibitions and indulge in drinking intoxicating drinks and playful teasing as they try to throw colors at each other. Temples are also decorated beautifully and the idol of Radha and Krishna are placed on swings and the devotees sing devotional songs.

According to the Hindu Mythology, this colorful festival is celebrated in the remembrance of Lord Krishna and Radha’s love, it is celebrated for 16 days in Vrindavan and Mathura, where Lord Krishna spend his childhood. It occurs once when Lord Krishna frequently moan his mother about the difference of color completion between his dark and Radha’s fair skin. When it was done, it was liked by Krishna and all his friends since then Holi is being celebrated during spring, the celebrated season of love.

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Latthmaar Holi – Barsana, Mathura

The most popular Holi tradition and an interesting one is ‘Latthmaar Holi’ in Barsana, the village of the Shri Radha Ji. Here the women of Barsana give their husbands a tough time when they come to play Holi. women covering their face with the long veil of their saree hit the men on their back holding a long thick stick while men has to protect themselves with the help of shields. Ladies, over power the men, hold them captive, beat them up and dress them up in female attire.

It is a two-day festival. First day is called the Holika Dahan which holds the cultural significance. This day Bonfires are placed in the evening, which signify the burning of the evil in the bonfire. Fire, in India, stands for purity. The second day is for the celebrations which take place by playing with different shades of colors and by relishing different sweet and salty dishes. Many finger licking sweets and snack items like Gujia, Malpua, Papad Matari, Dahi Bada, Puran Poli, etc.

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Peoples throw colors on one another Children have fun playing with water guns, balloons and syringes known as Pichkari’s. Holi colours signify changing of the earth’s dull and drab winter with colorful and vivacious spring season. Weeks before Holi, the markets are flooded with Holi colors – red, pink, yellow, golden, green, purple, blue and so on.

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The most amazing part of the Holi is that the people get together and celebrate Holi by consuming milkshakes (Thandai) made of Bhang. They dance on music of Dholak, and singing folk songs.

Come and enjoy the colours of India in a traditional way.


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Select your Next weekend Getaway from Delhi-A perfect trip for Historical and Adventurous lovers


Delhi, the capital of India doesn’t need any introduction that witnesses a large influx of travelers all throughout the year. From towering buildings to the ruins of the heritage monuments, Delhi has so much to leave you enchanted with. If we talk about Delhi, the first thing comes in our mind is its remarkable attractions such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rajghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Rajghat etc.
Delhi has some recharged and rejuvenated tourist destinations close to the city. If you are preparing to a weekend holiday trip, there are some outstanding weekend getaways from Delhi. These short trips are the perfect way to explore destinations in and around your city and come back refreshed.

As St. Augustine said the – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Let’s chart out some pleasure trips from Delhi to hill stations, religious sites, wildlife sanctuaries or adventure destinations etc.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
6244061405_1af167edcf_zAgra is a lovely town located on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, located around just 200 km it a favorable destination for Delhiites.
Agra also features three UNESCO world heritage sites. They are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Taj Mahal is the symbol of eternal love which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is famous for its matchless architectural beauty and never fails to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world for India tours. The vista of white marble monument Taj Mahal is simply matchless especially during sunrise, sunset or full moon light.

Jaipur
Amber-fort-Jaipur-31This princely city of Rajasthan offers royalty and Raj culture of the bygone era. It is located around 268 km from Delhi. Affectionately dubbed as the Pink City, Jaipur takes pride in its royal attractions including sightseeing, shopping and enjoying Rajasthani cuisine and culture. Some of the famous sightseeing places in Jaipur are its forts – Jaigarh, Amber and Nahargarh. Other sightseeing places to see are the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Galta Monkey Temple, Hawa Mahal and City Palace. One must relish the shopping and the food here.

Haridwar
Malviya_dwipa_island_across_Har_ki_Pauri_during_Kavad_mela,_HaridwarHaridwar is situated about 215km from the capital city Delhi and one of the favorite destinations for weekend getaways around Delhi. Haridwar is a holiest town and also consider as the ultimate gateway to Gods. It is situated at the place where Ganges emerges from mighty Himalayas, it is the perfect weekend gateway to have a quick dip in the Ganga, visit temples and attend the evening aarti.

Mussoorie
MussoorieMussoorie is a hill station situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and also known as “The Queen of Hills”. Located around 275.7 km from Delhi, it is the best place for trekking and sightseeing. The romantic atmosphere of Mussoorie has earned the town its name of the Indian honeymoon capitol. Spread over mountain range, with unbelievable views of majestic Himalayas, and distant views of the pious Ganga River from one end and Jamuna River from the other it attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.

It is such a paradise to hide from unbearably hot summers of Delhi. Tourists flock Mussoorie from April to June to beat the Delhi heat and from Dec-Jan to enjoy the snow.

Nainital
Naini LakeNainital is a beautiful hill station having amazing views of hills and ancient temples in its arms. It is situated around 296 km from Delhi and popularly known as the “Lake District of India”. Here you can enjoy Cable car rides, boating in the beautiful lakes, scenic views of Kumaon hills, horse and animal rides, trekking, sightseeing etc.

Corbett National Park
tiger-corbett-parkThe famous reserve is a great destination to immerse you in natural beauty. The park is located at the Nainital district of Uttrakhand, around 235 kms from Delhi. It acts as the protective reservoir for the critically endangered Bengal Tigers of India with the highest diversity of flora and fauna. Jim Corbett has always been the first hit for the tourists and the wildlife lovers. You can take a safari in a gypsy or even enjoy an elephant safari.

Rishikesh
Trayambakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh2An adventure hub not too far from Delhi, Rishikesh is popular for its adventures activities. The environment in Rishikesh offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities including white water rafting, camping, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, giant swing, cliff jumping, kayaking, trekking, river crossing, yoga and even meditation for people seeking spiritual rejuvenation.
Rishikesh is blessed to withhold the presence of Lord Vishnu ‘lord of all senses’ and the Ganges river as well. It is perfect to immerse yourself in spirituality and yoga with numerous yoga centers offering short term and long term courses.

Mathura
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna which is popularly known as the Brajbhoomi. It is situated located around 160 kumis from Delhi, on the bank of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state. Visit the Krishna-Balaram Temple (ISKCON), the prison cell where the parents of Lord Krishna were kept during Mahabharata period. The other popular tourist attractions of Mathura are Dwarkadheesh temple, Gita mandir, Government museum.

Bharatpur
Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryThe Bharatpur bird sanctuary’s close proximity to Delhi at 200 km makes it an ideal weekend getaway. It is one of the best bird sanctuaries of India & famous among the tourists for its outstanding wetland bird reserve.
This park hosts a large number of Migratory birds such as Chinese coots, Saras cranes, pelicans and many more in the winter months. This destination is haven for bird watchers and people who love nature. Immerse yourself in the dense forest and birds chirping…the fresh air and the cool breeze.

Sariska National Park
tiger-sariska-national-parkYour chance to see a tigers is just 4 hours away from Delhi in Sariska National Park. Sariska is famous national park and tiger reserve, it is Located at a distance of 217kms from Delhi. It comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali Hill range. The broad range of wild life here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance. Commonly seen animals in the park include nilgai, sambar, spotted deer, striped hyena, Indian porcupine.

Start packing your bags for your next weekend trip.

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Shopping Hubs of the Capital City – Delhi


Delhi is one of the most attractive cities and capital of India. Enriched with a beautiful history and culture, this city attracts a huge number of tourists from all around the world.

Delhi offers a variety of attractions for its visitors. Wonderful specimens of magnetic gorgeous and extensive glories places and monuments well laid gardens and parks as well as modern structures. This city is also known as the shopping capital of India, and obviously without shopping in Delhi, no one can get back to home.

This city is such an ultimate shoppers’ destination where one can find anything from traditional to contemporary items. Large western style shopping malls and upscale shopping markets also cloud the city’s horizon. You can shop according to your desire like textiles, amazing handcrafts, leather goods, jewelry, carpets, oils and wood.

Shopping in Delhi is a pleasurable and exciting experience for shopping freaks. There is an array of shopping markets in and around Delhi. From congested markets of Janpath, Palika Bazaar, Sarojini Nagar and Chandni Chowk to upscale markets of Connaught Place, South extension, Greater Kailash and Lajpat Nagar, Delhi has everything to lure the shopping buffs.

Delhi is also well-known for its street shopping; here you can shop according to your pocket and desire. From the streets of Delhi you can not only get some good bargains but also carry the stuff that will gear you up again and again to visit the capital city.

The small yet intriguing roadside stalls have everything. Roaming through these stalls is such an amazing experience. Automatically your hands move to examine the each new item.

Let’s discuss the top markets of the city.

Dilli Haat

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DilliHaat is an open air market with various food stalls, handloom stalls, set in the heart of Delhi. The Bazaar has about 62 specially designed stalls for rural craftsmen from the villages of India to display their talent. Buyers can buy Metal crafts, wooden crafts, gems, beads, footwear’s, handicraft’s rosewood and sandalwood carvings, wool, and silk fabricsat a very reasonable rate.

Timings: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm (everyday)

Janpath Market

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Janpath Market is an old, lively and famous market in Delhi. Those looking for souvenirs must visit this market which is a favorite hangout for foreign tourists. However, you’ll need all your bargaining skills to get a really decent price. Here you’ll find the latest fashion goods, Accessories & Apparels for both men and women.

Timing: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Chandni Chowk

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Chandnichowk is the one of the livelyand agedmarkets in Delhi, established by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. People from all over the world come here to shop. A number of international tourists can be seen here all over the year.This is a biggest wholesale suppliers market in Delhi. Chandnichowk is basically a market of narrow lanes and shops selling everything like women’s garments, toys, authentic Indian food, Jewellery, books, leather goods, electronic items, medical equipment’s etc.

Timing:11:00 am – 8:30 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Sarojini Nagar

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Sarojini Nagar Market is located in the south Delhi. It offers quite inexpensive trendy clothes with a lot of bargaining.Sarojini Nagar is a favorite pedestrian market amongst fashion conscious teenagers. It offers clothes, shoes, accessories among others at unbelievable prices. One can also shop for international brands at very cheap prices.

Timing:11:00 am –9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

Lajpat Nagar

Lajpat Nagar market located in the south Delhi is the place where the middle class of Delhi goes when it wants to shop.With bargaining as the order of the day the market offers some amazing stuff for everyone including various accessories, clothes, latest footwear’s, cosmetics, belts, bags, Kurtis, sarees, and handmade embroidery Clothes. The highlight of this market is a lot of mehndiwallas, who will apply beautiful henna designs to your hands at a very nominal price.

Timing:11:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

Connaught Place

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Connaught Place is the commercial and business hub of Delhi. Horse-shoe shaped Connaught Place Market is divided into two circles; it was designed and established by the British. It is the most popular shopping venues in this city of bargain hunters, dealing mainly in clothes and artificial jewelry. Outlets of all famous international brands can be found in inner circle of Connaught Place.

Timing:10:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Sunday close)

Karol Bagh

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Karol Bagh is a famous market which offers almost everything for everyone. You can visit Ajmal Khan Road havingfancy stores, big international labels, spices, inexpensive readymade, embroidered garments and cotton yarn. Karol Bagh is famous for its Jewellery Shops and Indian Clothes.

Timing:10:00 am – 9:00 pm, daily (Monday close)

There are a lot more options are waiting for the shoppers.

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