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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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The amazing natural Valley of Flowers: Uttarakhand


Valley of Flowers National Park is such a tourist paradise and a photographer’s delight which comes alive with the monsoon rain (during spring season). This beautiful place is located in the lap of West Himalaya, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

This place mesmerizes everyone with its classic natural beauty surrounded by the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks as well as the lush green forests all around. It is a World Heritage Site with the covering an enchanting magical area of 87 square meters. This amazing vally was declared as the National park in the year 1982.

Tourists can enjoy the colors and fragrance of around 498 varieties of flowers including Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand, Marigolds, orchids, daisies, poppies, rhododendrons, primulas, blue poppy, the cobra lily and many others. Excluding this there are many plants having medicinal values.

Witnessing the place a person can see the blooming flowers everywhere in the surroundings and reflecting many colours like purple, blue, yellow, green, red, pink, white etc.

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 The overall view of the Valley of Flowers is looks like multi-coloured and handmade natural carpet with a hilly snow covered backdrop, which completely magnetize the tourists.

According to the legends, at the time of Ramayana (a hindu epic) the hindu God Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti from this place and cure Lakshmana.

This place was first discovered accidently by a British mountaineer and botanist named Frank S. Smythe in 1931. The mountaineer was captivated by eye-catching and spectacular background of the beautiful flowers and their nature smiles.

After some time, he wrote a book about this picture-perfect location, titled ‘The Valley of Flowers’. He introduced to the world to the secret of this beautiful valley.

The most amazing tale about this place is that, the local peoples was always known about this place but as it was externally beautiful, they thought that fairies must be living here, and did not dare set foot on it.

But today this place is grown to be one of the most popular travel destinations of Uttarakhand. Every year a number of travelers, botanists, adventure seekers, nature lovers and all the curious souls come here to experience the incredible charm of this place.

 The beautiful Valley of Flowers is opened for the visitors from April to October. After the first rain shower the tourists can enjoy the full blooming of the flowers. Remaining part of the year this place remains close because at that time it is completely covered in snow.

You can also enjoy the presence of snow leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Brown bear, Musk deer, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Common Langur, Himalayan musk deer etc. with  a large variety of aerial species.

 Cascading waterfalls, small streams, flamboyant paddocks, crystalline streams, majestic peaks and of course the flowery meadows waits for you this year. So plane for a chilled vacation trip in this summer.

Pack in your bags as soon as you can within the short time available to you and visit the amazing Valley of Flowers. Definitely you will fall in love with this place.

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Best Weekend Gateways from Mumbai


Mumbai is one of the most enchanting, sensational and happening cites of India. A multi-ethnic city in its real sense, Mumbai is a huge pot of entertainment for travelers and tourists from a variety of traditions and diverse walks of life. It also known as the ‘Entertainment Center of India’.

Mumbai is absolutely a place that you can’t afford to miss. This colorful city offers  countless activities which compete each other in term of offering funs and pleasure. A ‘city that never sleeps’, is also engrossed in the tranquil and rustic beauty.

There are numerous locations of tourist interests near Mumbai where one can take a holiday and get away from the chaos of the daily city life. After touring to these places, it is definite that travelers would understand that the ‘financial center of India’ (Mumbai) is still untouched by the worldly charisma.

Tourists can enjoy this magnificent journey where hills stations would invigorate them with their rock-cut temples and cooling effect, in the appearance of caves, would provide an insight of antique structural design.

People of Mumbai can go to number of nearby places so that they can relax and enjoy from the stressful and hectic schedule. There are many lovely hill-stations around Mumbai which known as an ideal destinations for a weekend break. From religious places to charming beach cities and hilly areas there are a number of variations for weekend getaway near this sticking city.

Some awesome Weekend Getaways or tourist attractions from Mumbai are-

Khandala

Khandala

Khandala is a must watch location situated in Western Ghats. It is hardly 101 km from Mumbai. It is definitely an exotic location with unlimited amount of beauty, greenery and splendor. Most Mumbai based people do consider it the perfect place to unwind after a hectic week.

Khandala is also known as Mother Nature as the scenic beauty reminds you to question the different facets of nature. This is the perfect location for people who want to learn yoga or meditation, walking and hiking, various sports activities. It is the perfect spot to view the steep panoramic view of beautiful valleys and woods, lakes and waterfalls.

Place of Interest: Bedsa Caves, Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, Kune Falls  etc.

Lonavala

Vinchukata Fortification, Lohagarh Fort

Vinchukata Fortification, Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort

Lonavala is a wonderful and extremely charming slope place situated around 82 km from Mumbai. It offers a breathtaking view of its surroundings which is flanked by lush greeneries dominating the entire landscape, cascading waterfalls, mountains stealing a glimpse from the thick cloud cover and much more.
This hill station also referred as ‘jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains’. It is the smallest hill station in Maharashtra but there is no shortage but pristine natural surroundings, which appear to be a piece of heaven in the placid region.

Place of Interest: Pawna Lake, Karla Caves, Lonavala Lake, Lohagarh Fort and Duke’s Nose etc.

Shirdi

Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi

Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi

The town of Shirdi is a popular pilgrimage in the state of Maharashtra that is best known for Sai Baba, the great saint of modern India. It is situated around 3oo kilometers from Mumbai. Sai Baba shows us the path of love, forgiveness and truth. At this place Sai Baba spent most of his life, and taught his devotees.

At Shirdi Baba’s devotees built up a temple on his Samadhi. One can explore the several holy sacred shrines and temples related to the revered sage’s lifespan.

Place of Interest: Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan, Samadhi Mandir

Mahabaleshwar

Arthur's Seat Point, Mahabaleshwar

Arthur’s Seat Point, Mahabaleshwar

Garlanded with exotic environs and mesmerizing landscapes, Mahabaleshwar is one of the must see places in India. It is located around 268 kms from Mumbai. Experience the awesome beauty of this place where one of the evergreen forests of the world is located.

It is a very popular place as it is a pilgrimage centre and the temple of Mahabaleshwar. Legend has it that a spout from the mouth of a cow is the spring from which water wells out to form four tributaries which meld together downstream to form the river Krishna.

Place of Interest: Mahabaleshwar temple, The Carnac Point, Babbington Point, Bombay Point, Connaught Peak etc.

Matheran

Louisa Point, Matheran

The luxuriant vegetation and the scenic landscapes are the ones that make Matheran a perfect holiday destination. It is located around 85 kms from Mumbai.

Architectural wonders add up to the charm of the place and there are so many places from where you can admire the view that you won’t even know which one is the best. Thus quaint and quiet, Matheran is for everyone who desires to breathe some fresh air on a weekend break.

Place of Interest: Charlotte Lake, Hart Point, Echo Point, Porcupine Point etc.

Panchgani

View of Panchgani Hills

View of Panchgani Hills

Panchgani enclosed by five hills is a popular hill station which is situated around  250 km from Mumbai. Panoramic view of dazzling rivers, exotic flora and fauna makes the land a showpiece of nature.

Giggling streams of river Krishna passing through valley presents a feast for visitor’s ears.

Place of Interest: Sydney Point, Rajpuri caves, Lingmala Falls etc. Also enjoy adventure sports like rock climbing, boating, trekking, River rafting etc.

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Island is situated around 10 km away from Mumbai. The caves are known as Elephanta due to the Elephant-shaped rock structure located on the island. The temples situated inside the caves are declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are two groups of cave i.e Hindu caves and Budish caves. Elephanta caves are known for their wonderful rock cut architecture.

Place of Interest: Ancient cave temples, view of the Mumbai skyline, three-headed Shiva sculpture.

Goa

Anjuna Beach, Goa

Anjuna Beach, Goa

The land of sun, sand and surf, Goa is situated around 600km away from Mumbai. This zesty town of Goa is well known across borders for its mesmerizing golden beaches, dazzling nightlife, fashion, fiestas, churches and lip-smacking cuisines.

Place of interest: Peppy Flee Markets, Enthralling Water Sports beaches, church and Cathedrals, etc. There is a lot to visit and for a perfect and revitalizing weekend around Mumbai form of water resorts, hill stations, bird sanctuaries, forts and beautiful landscapes.

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A glance of paradise – Simhasth Kumbh Mela 2016


Ujjain! As soon as we hear the name, a sense of spirituality raises its head inside our mind. This city is reputed for the grandeur associated with the Kumbh Mela celebrated here after every 12 years. Ujjain is situated at the centre of India, on the banks of river Kshipra, where bathing for purification from sin takes places. Over the years Ujjain has witnessed this Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv. The next Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv is going to be held in 2016.

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Pilgrims Bathing In Sacred Shipra River, Kumbh Mela Ujjain

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Naga Sadhus Bathing In Sacred Shipra River, Kumbh Mela Ujjain

Kumbh fair is a gathering of Hindu mass celebrated at the river Kshipra. It is believed that all the sins of the peoples will be washed away if you take a holy dip in this holy river during the Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh mela is the most sacred of all the pilgrimage of Hindus. The most important event of the Kumbh mela is religious bathing in the river in which ever city it is being held. Naked saints or Sadhus can be seen during Kumbh mela other activities include religious gathering of holy men and women, religious discussion and devotional singing.

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Naga Sadhus – Simhasth Kumbh Mela, Ujjain

There are two types of Kumbh Mela celebrated in India, The Ardh (half) Kumbh and Purna (Complete) Kumbh. The Ardh Kumbh is celebrated every six years while Purna Kumbh is celebrated every twelve years. The Ardh Kumbh takes place in Haridwar and Allahabad where Purna Kumbh takes place in four places Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nashik.

Naga Sadhus – Simhasth Kumbh Mela, Ujjain

Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv event is completely depends on planetary motion of planet Jupiter and the Sun. When Jupiter and the sun both fall in zodiac Scorpio the fair is held in Ujjain. Their auspicious dates for bathing in every Kumbh are calculated well before according to a special astrological combination of sun, moon and Jupiter.

In this year 2016 Ujjain is going to host the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv. So do not miss the opportunity to purify your soul and remove all your sins.

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Yogi Babas during Ujjain Kumbh Mela

According to the history Kumbh mela is originated from the story of Samudra Manthan or Churning of ocean of Milk, between Gods and demons. During churning when Kumbh of nectar appeared, the flight between Gods and demons had begun in the sky for twelve days and twelve nights. During the battle, Lord Vishnu incarnates as Mohini-Murthi appeared and tooka way the Kumbh of nectar. While running away with the Kumbh of nectar pouring drops of amrita at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. That show Kumbh mela is celebrated in four places.

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Sadhu performing Yoga during in Ujjain Kumbh Mela

Simhastha 2016 will begin on 22nd of April and will continue till 21st of May. People come from all over the world to join the Kumbh fair to see the rituals.

Ujjain (Simhastha) Mahakumbh 2016 Schedule

Mahakumbh ommence 22nd April 2016 (Friday)

Pancheshani Yatra during 01st to 05th May 2016

Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya 06th May 2016 (Friday)

Shukla Tritiya 09th May 2016 (Monday)

Shukla Panchami 11th May 2016 (Wednesday)

Mohini Ekadashi 17th May 2016 (Tuesday)

Pradosh 19th May 2016 (Thursday)

Poornima 21st May 2016 (Saturday)

So come and dipped your soul in the holy water of the river Shipra.

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Top most attractive beaches of South India


India is the well known tourist destination as tourist finds a lot of options in India but some enchanting state of South India are most popular for their mesmerizing beaches. Beaches are among the most famous tourist attractions of this region.

South India attracts tourist from all over the world as it has exciting journey & sports, open valleys, high peaks of mountains , amazing historical monuments of old era, beautiful buildings of present time, some interesting wildlife sanctuaries having a number of dangerous animals , magnificent forts & palaces of kings, eternal rivers, lovely hill stations, and warm & friendly hospitality of Indians.
Amongst the mentioned attractions of south region of India, stunning beaches have their own unique significance.

The Beaches in south India are the natural wonders having waves crashing, silvery sand, azure sea, palm fringes bays, cool breezes passing by you and a lot more.

Here tourists can enjoy a variety of adventurous activities, ayurvedic massages which makes your body refreshing and rejuvenation. Tourists can also sit under the palm trees, in front of water and enjoy sipping coconut water.

The green lush vegetations around the beaches make the places paradise for beach lovers. Apart from scenic beauty, these beaches are famous for water splashing games. Some of the famous activities that are worth enjoying at the beaches are sea swimming, scootering, foot balling, paragliding, parasailing, sun bathing, sun sleeping, etc.

There is so much to enjoy and explore at the beaches. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Pondicherry are the perfect destinations for beach holidays.

Juhu Beach, Mumbai

Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach, Mumbai

Juhu Beach is one of the best entertaining spot of Mumbai. It is popular for its reclining waves, quite amazing golden sand and calm bordering. Tourists can enjoy beach volleyball, the great views of sunrise and sunset. Food lovers can also enjoy appreciating food snacks plentifully available in best Mumbai style which involve crumbly bhelpuri, panipuri and appreciating pavbhaji stalls to absolutely satisfy your hunger.

Varkala Beach, Kerala

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach, Kerala

Varkala Beach is marvelous place of Kerala. This eye-catchy and breathtaking Varkala beach is the astonishingly photographic beach of never ending Arabian Sea. Tourists can enjoy the wonderful view of sun melted in the seashore, charming coconut palms, shoping from the traditional shops lined up along the region of footpath.

The magical charm of this beach is 800 years old Janardhan Temple which is dedicated to Hanuman and Ayyappan.

Anjuna Beach, Goa

Anjuna Beach, Goa

Anjuna Beach, Goa

This amazing beach of Goa is famous for its night parties. This beach is well known as best entertainment place, tourists from across the world visit here to have fun and take pleasure the happening life of Goa. When there is a moonlit evening, tourists can get the chance to possess the amazing trance parties. The presence of several small informal restaurant, handicrafts shops and flea market place will tends to make it glamorous and one of many ideal beaches in the world.

Baga Beach, Goa

Baga Beach, Goa

Baga Beach, Goa

Baga Beach is one of the most famous beach of Goa. Most sticking feature of this beach is the majestic combination of the sun, sea and sand which provides a great relief from the hectic schedule of the daily life of visitors. The coconut palm trees, fresh air and refreshing environment make this beach an important destination to visit.

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach Kerala is also one of the most famous beaches of India. It is the perfect location for swimming. It also provides various other water sports activities. The beach is well known worldwide for sub bath, herbal massage which attracts a number of visitors.

Marari Beach, Kerala

Marari Beach, Kerala

Marari Beach, Kerala

The Marari beach is located in the fisherman’s village Marari in Kerala. Marari Beach is a quiet and peaceful beach where you can experience the backwaters of Kerala and this beach is near to Alleppey which is the famous tourist destination of Kerala well known for the backwaters.

Cherai Beach, Kochi

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Cherai Beach, Kochi

Cherai beach is one of the beautiful beaches of India, located at a distance of 25 km from Kochi. It is a shallow clean beach and a beautiful spot for the purpose of bathing as well as sunbath. There is a lagoon separated from ocean.

Gokarna beach, Karnataka

Gokarna Beach, Karnataka

Gokarna Beach, Karnataka

Gokarna beach is a marvelous beach and reflects the ancient days of Goa. It is located in the small town of north Karnataka. Visitors celebrate their holidays with a greater religious zeal at this beach.

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu

Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu

Located in Tamil Nadu Mahabalipuram is one of the most popular beaches of India. The amazing adorableness of this beach charms tourists who truly wish to take pleasure with nature. It is famous for its cool surroundings and you will feel as if the nature is embracing eternity.

There are also many other spectacular beaches in south India, such as; Palolem Beach in Goa, Kanyakumari Beach, Alappuzha Beach in Kerala, Malpe Beach etc.

The beaches of South India are relatively calm seashore than of other famous beaches of the world. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful, neat and clean beaches with coconut trees and red cocks alongside the seashore. Surely it will be a lifetime experience.

So you can visit theses along with family and friends and spend some few nice days. Enjoy the taste of volleyball and sunbath on beach. Also enjoy Lip smacking South Indian food.

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The Architectural Wonders of Delhi


Delhi is dotted with many world famous architectural works. The Indian architecture is a perfect blend of various architectural styles as it is influenced by various dynasties. All these dynasties and religions left their influence on their creations. Having this great architectural style this city can easily hypnotize the tourists and visitors.

This tour of Delhi offers everything for everyone. It is referred as the heart of India. This holiday trip also gives you an opportunity to explore several historical sites, and to be a part of present, living history. Delhi is an amazing city absorbing many magical colours, different culture and religions.

Delhi has been the centre of Different King and powerful empires, it is also the lasting serving Capital of India. It is consider that many Kings and Emperors have fought over Delhi and it built, ruined and rebuilt many times. So each era leave its mark and characters on Delhi in the form of different constructions.

Different King of Delhi builds different buildings, monuments and mosques in Delhi to show their powers and for leaving their personal architectural identity.

Delhi is a hub of architectural heritage that shows the past to the present day history. Mughal forts to temples to colonial pattern there are a number of architectural specimens. Some of them are listed here.

Qutub Minar
Qutb Minar symbolizes the great Indo-Islamic architectural work of history in India and considered to be a great stuff for the country. Qutab-Minar-DelhiThe world’s tallest brick tower provides the thrilling sight and got the position of 39 in by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is one of the most exciting places for domestic as well international visitors.

Humayun’s Tomb
The Humayun Tomb is mostly popular for its marvelous architectural beauty that expresses certain cultural message to the beholders. humayun-tombIt is a great and earliest building of Mughal era and great example of brilliant Mughal architecture. Having a large complex, with a garden on four sides and the mausoleum in the middle it is constructed by Red sand stone. Humayun tomb is also believed to be the predecessor of worldly famous Taj Mahal.

Red Fort
Red Fort is another place of attraction for visitors. Actually it is the popular Mughal jewel in the appearance of Red Fort Red-Fort-delhiwhere the prime minister of India hosts the Tiranga at every Republic Day and Independence Day. Red Fort is also famous for its architectural marvel which is a great combination of Persian, Turkish and Mughal cultures.

Akshardham Temple
Akshardham temple is the perfect attraction that shows the great mastery of arts and architecture of present generation; Akshardham_Temple_in_Delhiit has been built with many combined cultures which gives beautiful sight to the tourists. Today, it became an essential part of the any Delhi tour.

India Gate
India Gate is a 42 m tall monument. This amazing monument shows the magical work of the popular architect knows as Luytens who was the designer of this creation. India-GateIn 1931 this monument was constructed in commemorating the 90,000 soldiers who had died fighting for the British Raj in the world war-I. The light seen lit always is a tribute giving to the ‘Amar Jawan’ which means the immortal soldiers.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the Rajput style of construction. It is an astronomical observatory or instrument for calculation to correct the astronomical tables to confirm the data and position of Sun, Moon and all other planets. There is an instruement known as ‘Samrat Yantra’ for calculating the accurate time of the day within half a second.

Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House
Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Viceroy’s house in Delhi is a classical European building with some features of Mughal architectural style.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

The other most impressive building of Delhi is Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan. Both the buildings Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House are Designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens .
There are a number of architectural wonder in Delhi which was constructed after the independence of India. Some of them are the pure example of Hindu architecture and some of them are influenced by the British architecture.

As a result, there are lots of diverse places that should be visited on your Next holiday trip of Delhi.