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Explore and Visit the Beautiful, Famous Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan


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Are you bored with your daily routine? Do you want some relaxation and looking to get one in the best possible ways, then what are you waiting for? Rajasthan heritage tour is something that might be of interest. Whether it is summer or winter, if you are planning for the best vacation trip either a long or short one, then you must think of an outdoor vacation in Rajasthan at very economical rates. Being the state of a desert, Rajasthan has always been famous for its ancient and medieval period forts and palaces.

Rajasthan is known across the globe among its tourists for its marvelous forts and amazing palaces, not only in terms of infrastructure and designs but also because of remarkable history associated with it. As soon as one step into this state of beauty, he or she feels the audacity of the Rajputana kingdom. Just to feel the charming and magnificent glory, heritage tours to Rajasthan are preferred among its visitors. They have now become one of the most important tourist attractions in the state which leaves a spell bounded and thrilling experience in the hearts of the tourists.

If you are very enthusiastic and passionate about traveling, looking forward to exploring the magnificent glory of Rajasthan then this blog is going to help you a lot in visiting the famous forts and palaces of the place. So let us have a look at some of these:

  1. Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

The very renowned forts of India, that is popular for its architecture and design is Chittorgarh Fort located in the Mewar region in Rajasthan in Bhilwara city. The fort has been spread over 700 acres of land and exacts above the sea level of 180 meters. It is quite sure that you must be going to love the place because of its elongated walls designed in a fortified fashion which are 13-15 km long tower-like structured with luxurious complexes. Although you must be loving each and every corner of the fort there are some regions like Fateh Prakash, Padmini, and Rana Kumbha which feel make you feel so proud of the heritage site. These are famous for its decoration and construction only and a large number of tourists visit this fort very much.

  1. Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

So you are planning for Rajasthan heritage tours Junagarh fort located in Bikaner district of Rajasthan can be a nice and splendid attraction. It attracts thousands of tourists every day worldwide. This fort marks the glorious medieval times’ history which can be observed through its beautifully carved walls and courtyards. Now talking about the palaces that fort consists of are- Badal Mahal, known for its gorgeous wall paintings have been structured so well with water theme, Anoop Mahal has golden leaf patterns with red color glass work all over the palace whereas Phool Mahal is a sort of towered structured monument with windows and balconies. The lifestyle of royal kings is also something that is an interesting display in the museum.

  1. Amber Fort
Maota Lake and Amber Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Amber Fort

In the Amer town of Rajasthan, a ravishing and attracting Amber fort is located which is renowned for its red sandstone and white marble designing and architecture. The fort contains impressive gates, natural alluring gardens, majestic temples, pavilions, big palaces, and impressive gates. Tourists visit this fort because of some attractions that are very much famous such as huge and spacious halls- Diwan-e-Khas called Hall of Private Audience, Diwan –e- Aam called Hall of Public, Jai Mandir, Jas Mandir, and Suhaag Mandir. This fort is the perfect mixture of Mughal and Hindu architecture as built by the then ruling Kachhawa clan.

  1. Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

The fort is the second oldest buildings in Rajasthan, known amongst the living forts in the world. It is situated in the Jaisalmer city, built-in 1156 A.D. by the Rajput ruler named Rawal Jaisal and got its name from then. It is made of yellow sandstone which shines during the daytime and as soon as the sun sets it changes its color from yellow to honey shade, carrying a unique feature if camouflaging in the yellow desert.  This is the only reason why it is called as Sonar Quila’. It has 4.6 meter long walls with four massive entrance gates each guarded by the cannons.  Raj Mahal Palace, Jain temples total seven in number, Lakshminath Temple dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu are some of the tourist attractions in Rajasthan tour India. Also, numerous merchant Havelis which are hundreds of years old are the center of attraction too.

  1. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal palace, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

The very popular Hawa Mahal also called as Palace of Breeze is located in the capital city, Jaipur in Rajasthan. The palace is constructed from pink and red sandstone by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in 1799. Why every tourist is well known for the palace? Have you ever wondered? It is because of its unique five-storied honeycomb-like architecture with 953 small windows known as “Jharokhas”, designed and decorated with criss-cross patterns of stripes. This was basically designed for the royal women to enjoy everyday life because they had to follow the then “Purdah Tradition”. The palace gives an illusion of front and back when seen from the street view.

  1. Lake Palace
Lake Palace, Udaipur Rajasthan

Lake Palace

This is the palace that marks the beauty of intricate designing and stunning furnishings. It is located in the Aravalli Mountains that adds a mysterious ambiance to the palace in Rajasthan Heritage Tour. It is surrounded by Lake Pichola and built by Maharana Jagat Singh II. It was built from the point of resorting and sight-seeing from the royal families particularly in summers. It consists of beautiful gardens, terraces, colorful fountains. The palace is spread over an area of 4 acres with some of the places such as Jal Tarang, Khush Mahal, Kamal Mahal, and Sarva Ritu is the deluxe rooms in this complex.

  1. Pushkar Palace
Pushkar Palace

Pushka Lake

If it could be any religious pilgrimage famous destination in India, then Pushkar is definitely the choice. It is very popular among tourists, especially from Europe. Apart from this, a planned trip to various temples can also be done as all the temples are located nearby. It is a worthy trip to this palace.

  1. Lalgarh Palace
Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace

Another palace constructed from red sandstone located in Bikaner, built-in 1902 A.D. by Maharaja Lall Singh. It is just a remarkable building with a variety of schools built from different architectural styles such as Rajputana, European and Muslim. It is known amongst the luxurious hotels with 59 rooms which provide world-class and vintage facilities just like a five-star hotel luxury.

So all in together go and grab an opportunity for luxurious and amazing tours to India by visiting these pride of Rajasthan.

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Bird Watching Tour of North India


A Perfect Tour for Nature Lovers, Ornithologists and Nature Photographers

India is a land of diversity where people can find Mother Nature in various forms at its best. Scenic landscapes, avifauna, and wildlife specific to a region compels tourists and nature-lovers to get wowed every time they plan to go on a trip and explore them closely. The country enjoys varied topography which supports an admirable variety of flora, fauna, and wildlife. The Government has taken a lot of steps like ear-marking protected areas that have become home to an extensive variety of migratory birds. If you love spotting rare and exotic birds, you can embark on a Bird watching tour in India.

Where can you spot rare birds?

Ornithologist suggests lakes, reserve forests and mountains spot rare birds since these places display awe-inspiring vistas to capture in a frame. Birds of different varieties in multi-shades chirp sweetly creating a stunning ambiance that allow visitors to relax and feel close to Mother Nature. The North India tour packages especially focused on bird watching will take you to the following places.

Corbett National Park

Purple Sunbird - Corbett National Park

Purple Sunbird – Corbett National Park

Whether you are a veteran ornithologist or a wildlife photographer, Corbett National Park is the best place to spot some exotic birds. Dense Sal forests and grasslands are perfect for birding. Here, you can spot species like mergansers, waders, waterfowl, and lapwings. You can also look for crimson and purple sunbird, jungle owlet, long-tailed nightjar, spot-bellied owl, common stonechat, orange-bellied and golden-fronted leaf bird, hen harrier, black-shouldered kite, changeable hawk-eagle, Chestnut-tailed starling and more.

Kumeria

Slaty Woodpecker - Kumeria

Slaty Woodpecker – Kumeria

Close to Corbett National Park, this region is home to bird species like Puff-throated babbler, great hornbill, slaty woodpecker, Pallas’s fish eagle, White-rumped shama, etc.

Jhirna

Black Bulbul - Jhirna

Black Bulbul – Jhirna

Jhirna is another place perfect for birding. Here, birds like little and spotted forktail, black bulbul, brown fish oil, brown-eared bulbul, White-browed Fantail, crested laughing thrush, black-winged cuckoo, little heron, wallcreeper, brown dipper, red-breasted parakeet, long-tailed and short-billed minivet and Ashy-crowned sparrow lark can be seen.

Pangot

Greater Yellow Nape - Pangot

Greater Yellow Nape – Pangot

This is another place where ornithologists spot birds like Slaty-headed parakeets, greater yellow nape, oriental turtle doves, maroon oriole, large cuckoo shrike, grey treepie and more.

Chambal Sanctuary

Indian Skimmer - Chambal Sanctuary

Indian Skimmer – Chambal Sanctuary

Located on Mathura-Agra highway, Chambal Sanctuary also houses a wide range of birds. Some of the most popular species that can be spotted here are Indian Skimmer, black-bellied tern, migratory waterfowl, demoiselle, sarus, etc.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Geese - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Geese – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

The wetlands of Bharatpur are known to house an extensive range of local and migratory birds. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, bird-watchers can spot birds like Pelicans, Cranes, Ducks, Geese, Hawks, Eagles, Stints, Shanks, Wheatears, Warblers, Buntings, Flycatchers, Pipits, Larks and more.

All these places are included in the North India Tour aimed at taking the tourists to sport rare Birds of North India. Look for a reliable and reputed tour agency and share your precise requirements with them. In case, you would like to visit a destination which is not a part of any package, you can ask them to add to the package. Most India tour operators offer personalized tour packages for visitors with specific tour demands.

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An Unforgettable Trip to God’s Own Country – Kerala Tour


The surreal beauty of Kerala’s backwaters, beaches dotted with coconut trees and a charming landscape which is replete with natural abundance are reasons enough to attract travelers from all corners of the world for an outstanding vacation in God’s own Country. The culture of Kerala is a true depiction of the diversity of religions populating this state which includes Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Jains.

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This place has numerous ancient temples, churches and mosques which attract a number of devotees from all over India to seek the blessings of their respective gods. It is for this reason that this place got the slogan God’s own country which gives it the honor of being one of the best pilgrimage sites in India.

Read Also: East India Pilgrimage Destinations

South India

The churches of Kerala are another attractive feature of Kerala Tours. Built in pre-European style architecture, these churches reveal the history of Christianity in India. St. Alphonsa’s Church, Mayalattoor Church, St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz basilica have great historical relevance in Indian Christianity and are worth visiting for a culturally rewarding experience in this South Indian state.

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Kerala’s cuisine is another highlight of your South Indian tour package which speaks of the carefully preserved traditions of this state. Yet, the dishes of Kerala are a distinct mix of flavors owing to various cultural influences on this state as this state used to be the hub of spice and wood trade which attracted people from all corners of the world. Spice and coffee plantations are another attractive element of Kerala tours. Tours are organized to the spice estates to give the tourists a chance to see the spice and coffee plantations.

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Backwater of Kerala

Cruising along the enchanting backwaters of Kerala especially from Kollam to Alappuzha is an unmissable activity for nature lovers. This part of Kerala offers the most beautiful views of its backwaters in eight hour long rides in house boats. Canoeing is another option if you want to get a real view of the backwaters.

Read Also: An Incredible Visit to wonderful Kerala Backwater Destinations

Backwater of alleppey

Though not as enticing as the charming backwaters, the beaches of Kerala are a gem in their own sense and hence are a must visit for the tourists. Fort Kochi, Kovalam, Cherai and Warkala are some famous beaches in Kerala that offer endless options for the adventure living souls with the amazing variety of water sports which includes canoeing, kayaking, parasailing and rafting.

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If you think beaches and backwaters are the only choices for tourists, you are so wrong as Kerala is home to some really beautiful hillsides which are mostly covered with mist and clouds to offer captivating sights of mountains, waterfalls, rivers and meadows. For those who wish to spend some quiet moments in the lap of nature, a visit to the hills of Kerala is highly recommended.

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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

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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.

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