Kerala - God's Own Country

Kerala is indian state located at Malabar coast of south-west India and it is known as God's Own Country because of natural beauty. Kerala is popular tourist destination for all age of peoples and famous for backwater ride and ayurvedic treatments.


India is a country that thinks in the philosophy of unity in variety. It is a residence to different religions, cultures and civilization. India is known as land of temples. Religions in India are Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam.

Wonders of the India - Tourist Attractions

Since the prehistoric time India is known for number of tourist attractions. India has very rich culture and traditional values. Some of the wonders are Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Khajuraho, Meenakshi Temple, Nalanda University,etc.

Historical Attractions In India

India has rich set of historic structures across the country because of variety in religion, empires and rulers. Most of the historical places marked as World Heritage Sites due to their traditional, regional and cultural significance.

Wildlife In India

Wildlife in India is famous for rare and exotic varieties of wildlife. India has number of National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries across the nation. Prime tourist attraction in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary are Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, etc.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hawa Mahal Jaipur - A Wind Palace

The Hawa Mahal also known as Wind Palace is jaipur’s best memorial build by Rajput rulers. It was built in 1799 by Raja Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal’s architecture is unique designed by Lal Chand Usta and has traditional values as Rajput rulers does not like their women individuals to be seen in public place among the strangers. This signature building is interplay of pink and red sand stone and it has been watchfully outlined with white borders and patterns. Hawa Mahal is five Flory building which looks out the main street of the old city. The main vision behind its architecture is to enable royal women to watch everyday life and demonstration of the city from semi octagonal windows.

Hawa Mahal has about 953 beautifully imprinted windows which keep palace cool in the really hot summer as wing flowing through these windows. The top section of the Hawa Mahal is only accessible through incline as there are no stairs available in that area. Hawa Mahal is a residence of archaeological museum which has collection of historical work of art belongs to legacy of Rajasthan. This Mahal is most excellent visited in the morning and must not missed place at any expenditure. The Openings of the Hawa Mahal roughly look like knotholes, partially blocked by fine latticework in lime plaster, and some with plain wooden windows.

Every year large number of tourist comes to jaipur to watch this magnificent piece of royal architecture. Travelers can view the city and bird’s eye view of the Jantar Mantar an important tourist attraction in jaipur. One of the strange facts of the Hawa Mahal is that its entrance is on the rear side so keep in mind once you plan to visit that place. There is a entry fee for foreigner (INR 50). There are other attractions around in jaipur which every tourist wants to visit once in a life time.

Amber Fort: It is built from white marble and red sandstones and fore grounded by extremely good Moata Lake.

Laxmi Narayan Temple: Architecture build by Birla family from white marbles and it is the corresponding structure of Birla Temple situated in Delhi.

Jantar Mantar: Place build by Maharaja Jai Singh which is famous for world of scientific secrets.

Jaigarh Fort: Victory fort build by Rajput and true demonstrations of the stuff from period of Maharaja Rule.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dal Lake Kashmir - Heaven of the world

The Dal Lake has fairly become a symbol of tourism in Kashmir. Lake has five pools and series of channels which are connected with each other. Prime industry depends on the Dal Lake is fishing as there are variety of fishes available in the lake. The sparkling quiet waters of Dal surrounded by snow-capped mountains on its three sides certainly mark it as one of the most beautiful lakes of India. There are many garden orchards on its banks and it is second largest lake of the state. Dal Lake is famous for House Boats because tourist loves to see scenery of the Dal Lake with boat ride. Tourist can feel a romantic and peaceful ride of the lake and quiet their nerves as the houseboat floats over the waving waters.  Dal Lake covers an area of about 18 kilometers and its natural swamps cover about 22 kilometers containing floating gardens.

Shikaras that seem to have small elaborate versions of the gondolas of Venice, which takes tourist from bank of the lake to the house boat via ferry rides.  The bank of the Dal Lake residence is diverse monuments of the Mogul and Kashmir University campus, while the two small hills overlooking the lake house Shankaracharya and Hari Parbat temples. There are about 500 garden were exists on the banks of the Dal Lake between 16th and 17th century but only few of them endured.  Geologists believed that origin of Dal Lake lie in Pleistocene Oligotrophic Lake which was covered the entire valley of Kashmir. There are many hotels and a restaurant exists at front view of the lake and attracts large number of tourist every year.

Running from the Dal Lake is the smaller Nagin Lake. Here, the waters are bordered by trees of willow and poplar whose reflection is mirrored in the lake. The lake waters are fresh from mid May to mid September. Nagin Lake, which is far from the city and have wonderful views of the mountains of Himalaya.

Attraction in the region of the Dal Lake

Jammu: It is prime tourist destination as it has attractions like Bahu Fort, Gardens, Ranbireshwar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Amar Mahal Palace, Gauri Kund, etc. It have more importance as it is base camp for tourist of Vaishno Devi Tempe.

Hazratbal: It is holiest site of Islam stands on the northwestern shore of the Dal Lake. This mosque preserves a strand of hair believed to be that of Prophet Mohammed. Background of the snow covered Himalaya adds magic of the place.

Shankaracharya: It is ancient Shiva Temple and having prime religious importance. Peak of the temple rises up to height of more than thousand feet and you can see unassailable view of the surroundings from there.

Gulmarg: It is known as one of the tourist haven on the world and famous for golf course exists at the highest in the world. A ride from Srinagar to Gulmarg would be a enjoyable experience as deodars facing on both sides of the road.

Dal Lake also offers unforgettable shopping experience as salesmen paddle from boat to boat to sell fruits, nuts, baked goods, papier-mache boxes, Kashmiri shawls, leather items and many more stuff. In short Dal Lake  offers most romantics experience of the life with boat ride.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tips For Travel Trips

Most of the people love to travel, does not matter if it is short trip via road or long trip via airline. Often we fail to plan the trip and trip ends in frustration without any kind of enjoyment or memories. Always plan ahead of time and pack your bag with travel essentials based on your needs. The more prepared you are, the more fun you will have on the trip. Always prepare checklist while packing stuff for any travel trip. It is always advisable to keep Medicine Kit, Common Medicine, Prescription Drugs, Personal Hygiene Kit, Dental/Hair/Personal Care Stuff, Skin Protection, Bathroom Stuff, Emergency and Leisure Stuff.

When you choose road trip then it is recommended to get detailed maps and plan your route accordingly. Even though you take these steps in advance there is not guarantee that everything will go exactly the way you think but you will have less nasty surprises.

It is bad idea to make joke about terrorists or bombs at airport security counter because many people has mentioned that by making such comments put you in trouble. You many face luggage inspection and at the police station they regretted your stupidity.

If someone bumps into you then there is something suspicious activity going on somewhere around you. These things are designed to distract your attention from what is really happening to theft of your valuables.

While you choose trip on cruise then you should plan for their all in charges. You may need to spend extra money on taxes, tipping, surcharges, shopping, shore excursions, drinks, food, etc.

The most obvious things to look for before you embark on a trip abroad is the local weather where you go. You do not want to arrive there with clothes on does not suit current weather.

It is always recommended to have children’s recent photographs because it is quite handy to have this photograph if anyone of the child gets lost. It will prove invaluable in helping to locate child.
A trip to theme park may be painful if you do not have idea about how big the park is all attractions, park map and opening/closing timings of the park.

The most important tip about travel trip is that never assume that no mishaps will happen on your dream trip. Even minor bruises should be taken care of and should keep required belonging with you. 

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Techniques For Getting Luxury Promotional Travel

Most of the people are not affluent financially, but always want to be. Sometimes you can temporarily live like rich and famous and enjoy the excitement of luxury travel.  So if you have hard time to manage for travel budget and still want to get going with idea of luxury travel then you need to consider techniques on how to make your trip enjoyable and luxurious with the budget you have. A definite plan will be the focus of luxury services and accommodations without spending more money than a nominal station. So you need to pick right strategy to enjoy your travel with style.

Look for Loyalty And Affinity Programs: Taking advantage of the flexibility and leverage it has in the competitive tourism industry. Many companies want a lot for your business and provide incentives to compete for your funds and treat you as prime customer. Companies always ensure that they offer best service to customer and also additional benefits which help them to retain customer. Travelers would be rewarded by company if they are loyal to them. Company always offers promotional scheme and discounts which not highlighted to their royal customer through a specific loyalty program.

Travel Specialists Preference:  This about selecting a specialist from travel industry who has better experience of serving customer in the past. As you research destinations and compare prices online, please note that all online travel companies are not equal. Many agencies have preferred status with suppliers, which can in turn pass these deals for you. Again, it's like we talked about before, but this time, operators and suppliers have a good offer to pass on to you.

Spin Problems Into Chances: Choose a few leading companies that would like to use again and again so you can get loyalty bonuses and discounts. If they make a mistake, take advantage of the situation in a professional manner, but do not take advantage of situation. These companies desire to maintain a consistent level of quality and trust on their customers to provide constructive feedback and satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Always look for representative who is ready to offer you help and ignore others.

Ask Questions:  One of the easiest and simplest techniques to resolve your doubts are to ask as many questions as you can. They can say no to you if they don't find proper answer for your queries. Never afraid to ask and always make yourself clear from any kind of doubts that you have in your mind related to accommodation, airline seat, vehicle arrangement, food services, etc. In short you have nothing to lose and will gain something new from this experience.

Understand Importance Of Time:  Remember that the journey is the most expensive during holidays and other peak times of the year. But if the time of year to travel is important to you for special event in which you will be participating then it always advisable to book well in advance as possible to get luxurious facilities at a better rate. Through Internet you always get luxury travel at a discount or promotional price, so do research and get best deal for your luxury travel.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

3 Star Hotel Accommodation

To Find a hotel that suits your budget comes easily when you take into account the activities you'll be busy with, or whatever you want to accomplish during your stay. If being extremely pampered and totally worry free comes last on your list, you are welcome to try a 2 star or 3 star hotel. This is not to say that the 2 star and 3 star hotels do not offer a great degree of comfort or luxury, it just seems impossible to pay for lavish facilities where you will not be able to take advantage of them. Business traveler, who will be engaged primarily in the business most of the time and hardly find time for fun, relaxation and enjoyment then 2 star or 3 star hotel with the rules and structures that are useful for conferences and business correspondence would be a first recommendation. 

On the other side of the spectrum of tourism, weekend travelers who have a planned route to find a good values in a 2 star or 3 star hotel is just minutes from a popular tourist destination. It is never recommended to spend much on accommodation just because you are visiting place which is tourist attractions. Never rate hotel just by star rating because even 2 star or 3 star hotel will offers services such as established business center, room service and a fitness center, with prices that are at least fifty percent less than the best hotels located in the heart of the city.

Although 3-star hotels can be expected to provide more bottom of the box, you may wish to evaluate and make a decision on the basis of your expectations and needs. For example, you might consider access to a fitness center more important than room service, or if you want Internet access and a business center on the availability of a pool. Whatever you choose, be sure that you can consult an online resource or website and make sure you ask the right questions that will ultimately lead to an enjoyable and memorable stay in the hotel.

Hotel rates also differ according to the hotels’ respective distances from the center of the city or place which is popular tourist destination. Rates reduce as the destination moves farther from the centre of the city. It is recommended not to spend too much on accommodation and utilize the money for food, transportation and other luxury activities while you are exploring your favorite tourist destination.

Another important thing to consider is a season for a trip because in off season you will get much better rate for 3 star accommodation and even get upgraded services on top that with no extra charges. You also need to consider time for visit because if place is hub for cultural, sporting and commercial events then it is really hard to get better rates and bit tough to find deals on accommodation.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tirupati Devasthanam - Lord Balaji Temple

Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Devasthanam is the world's most popular and an important pilgrimage center of India and also the most visited place of worship around the world. The temple itself is as much a miracle, is a magnificent embodiment of God's creation. Crores of people visit this paradise on earth. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Balaji is situated on seven hills of Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is really hard to predict the exact age of the Tirupati temple. There are many versions of document, which are talks about its origin. One thing you can say with certainty that it was built before 500 AD, because there are indications in the literature can be found in the temple as old as 500 AD until the 12 century, the deity of the temple of Lord Vishnu has been identified by the great scholar Ramanujam. All leaders who dominate the state of Andhra Pradesh, has donated a large quantity of gold in the temple to help it become as rich as they are today.

There are several small shrines inside the main sites as a sanctum sanctorum. The entire temple is built in Dravidian style. There are three enclosures which are called Prakarams and a dome on the main shrine called as Vimana. It is estimated that every day around 60000 pilgrims visit the temple and on any special day, the number easily touches 200000 mark. People have to wait in long lines to get a complete picture of the Lord Tirupati.The devotees have to take a bath in the Pushkarini tank before entering the temple, whose waters are considered sacred and highly praised in the Puranas.

The main reason, why people like to visit Tirupati because of an interesting story associated with temple. The story stats that Venkateshwara took a loan of a crore and 14 lakhs of gold coins to Kubera (God of wealth) and was planning wedding with Viswakarma and he has agreed to pay interest on the collections. We do not know the real story but people have a lot of faith in the Lord Balaji. It is considered a turning point in the lives of suffering human beings, if you visit the temple once. Many people visit the temple before doing something new.

Sarvadarsanam means darshan for all. The timings for Sarvadarsanam are different on different days of the week. Please refer their official website for latest timings.Seeghra Darshan means special darshan facility started on 21-09-09 to provide fast access to Darshan for the Pilgrims though it would cost you around INR 300.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sabarmati Ashram Ahmedabad - Place Belongs To Mahatma Gandhi

Sabarmati Ashram which is formerly known as Satyagraha Ashram located in Ahmedabad, at Kocharab bungalow of Jivanlal Desai, a lawyer. Later he was moved to the edge of the river Sabarmati, and came to be known as Sabarmati Ashram. Gandhi lived in the ashram from 1915 to 1933. Ashram is a witness to many important historical events in india and fight for freedom of India. The ashram is now a museum and known as Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya. In 1963, the museum building was built (designed by architect Charles Correa).Initially started in Hriday Kunj Gandhi's own cottage in the Ashram, the Sangrahalaya has now shifted to its own well-designed and well-furnished building which was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, on 10 May 1963.

Attraction of Gandhi Ashram

Magan Niwas: The soul of the ashram has also introduced the different concept of charkha.

Upasana Mandir: Prayer field where ashramic heard bhajans and songs, read Holy Gita, Holy Quran and Holy Bible.

Hriday Kunj: It is like heart in a body, this centrally located abode supplied energy to the entire place.

Vinoba-Mira Kutir: One hut where Vinoba Bhave & Ms. Madeleine, British admiral's daughter stayed.

Nandini: The ashram's guesthouse.

Udyog Mandir: Temple symbolizes the industry self-esteem and dignity of work.

Somnath Chattralaya: This group of rooms occupied by ashramites who left the family business and share the Ashram.

Teacher 's Niwas: Bapu was a teacher assistants Chali.

Gandhi Ahmedabad: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (Museum) was opened in 1963. This gallery has exhibited the most important events in the life of Gandhi in Ahmedabad between 1915-1930.

Painting Gallery: Eight life-size paintings were exhibited.

My Life is my message: Events that were turning points in Gandhi’s life, which eventually changed the history of India are represented through oil paintings and photographs.

Library & Archives: Archives to preserve the legacy of Gandhi in the eternal 34,000 manuscripts, 150 felicitations, 6,000 photo negatives, photocopies, and a library of 35,000 books, including 4500 books collection of Mahadevbhai Desai's personal books and the thought of Gandhi. It is a valuable resource for researchers.

The sound and light show at the ashram provides a clear insight of the life of Gandhi. The wing of the museum shows some of the original letters written by Gandiji and photographic archives depicting key moments and achievements in the life of Gandhi. A visit to the museum is just like walking through the historical period of the struggle for freedom from India. One of the important buildings in the history of India, Sabarmati Ashram is a sight to behold in Ahmedabad.Admission is free of cost and individual can visit Gandhi Ashram between 8:30 A.M. and 6:30 P.M.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation for Qutab Minar victory tower in 1199. Originally, it rose to a height of 72.5 m. and one of the finest stone towers in India and one of the most important symbols of Delhi. Iltutmish, son-in-law and successor of Qutubuddin has finished rest of the construction. Nearby, you can also see the tomb of Iltutmish. Built in red sandstone, this tower sports the inscriptions of verses of Holy Quran and some intricate carvings. We can also see the ruins of the embattlements of the city called siri here.It was established in 1303 by Ala-ud-Din, who dug a large reservoir of Hauz Khas to bring water to his city.Though nothing much of the city remains to be seen, it has been described by the contemporary historians as the envy of Baghdad, the rival of Cairo and equal to Constantinople. We can also see the tomb of Adham Khan, Zafar Mahal, Qutub complex and tomb of Jamali Kamali behind it.

Alai Darwaza: Main entrance on the south side.

Iron Pillar: Solid pillar situated next to Qutub Minar.

Qutub Minar Legends: There are several legends related to the Qutub Minar in New Delhi. Some people believe that the monument was actually built by Prithviraj Chauhan, so her daughter could see the holy river Yamuna from its summit as part of his daily worship.

Qutub Minar Blues: According to rumors of Qutub Minar, was hit twice by lightning and damaged. The first occurrence happened in 1326, during the reign of Muhammad Tughluq.

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque: The mosque known as Masjid-Islam Quwwatul next to Qutub Minar in Delhi. Are believed to have been built with slabs of stone, and material remains of Hindu temples. Brocade designs adorn this delicate structure Islamic inscription.

You can reach Qutub Minar very easily as Delhi is well connected with all major cities in india by rail, road and air.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Corbett National Park - Wildlife Safari Experience

The Jim Corbett National Park, wildlife sanctuary first in India, which covers an area of ​​over 500 square miles in the foothills of the Himalayas. Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. In 1955-56 it changed to Ramganga National Park and finally Jim Corbett National Park in honor of legendary hunter-turned-keeping, better known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in Kumaon and Garhwal in the 1920s.

Corbett National Park is known for its diverse flora and fauna, and as a site for the launch of Project Tiger. Corbett National Park was one of nine tiger reserves established at the launch of Project Tiger in 1973. The area of ​​Corbett National Park home of 323.75 square km. In 1991, an area of ​​797.72 km square was added as a buffer zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve which includes kalagarh forest zone and Ramnagar forest division.The main wildlife found in Corbett National Park include tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and nearly 600 species of birds. Corbett National Park receives thousands of visitors each year. A wide range of facilities available for tourists inside and outside the park.

Wildlife Safari in Corbett National Park takes you deep into the forest and can see wild animals close to their natural habitat, is the only and best way to explore the National Park, Wildlife Safari, Corbett can be done in different areas of the National Park to allow the Gypsys, an elephant and the food. Since you can not take private vehicles within the areas where you can make park.Popular safari in Corbett National Park are Jirna, Bijrani, Durga Devi and Dhikala Zone, after scoring their gates.

Types of Safari

Jeep Safari : Since no one can take a personal vehicle within the forest area of ​​Corbett National Park, delegated Gypsy engaged with national park must be used for jeep safari. Jeep safari can be done from Jhirna gate, Bijrani Durgadevi gate and Corbett National Park main gate. One must take permission  from Ramnagar office and can enter into the park after showing permission to park officials. Jeep safari is the ideal way to explore nature because it can take you the almost every part of the forest, which make them suitable for Wildlife Safari. There are special routes are maintained for jeep safari in Corbett, allows visitors to watch wildlife in the national par and jeep safari is strictly prohibited in the park after sunset.

Elephant Safari : Elephant Safari is another good opportunity to explore the wildlife of Corbett National Park. An elephant can go where no other vehicles dare to go, being a wild animal, elephants can move closer to the wildlife. In Corbett, it can be done in the core and buffer zone of national park. Customers can enjoy this safari in Dhikala Zone and  Bijrani Zone. Elephant Safari can also be done in the buffer zone and the Kumeria Ringoda Corbett National Park.

Bus Safari : Canter Safari (Safari Bus) is also a popular way to explore the Corbett National Park. Canter safari can only be done in Dhikala Zone. Canter safaris can be booked at their office in Ramnagar. Canter Safari for Corbett Park can be seen from November 15 to June 15th and is used twice a day during this period. Since seats are limited to gallop on safari, so it is required to book in advance.

Best time to visit Corbett National Park between November 15th to June 15th and during monsoon season safari is not allowed.

You can reach Corbett National Park by rail, by road (300 kms from Delhi) and by air (Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport).

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Taj Mahal - The Wonder of the World

The Taj Mahal is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, which also serves as a wide moat defending the Great Red Fort of Agra, the center of the Mughal emperors until they moved their capital to Delhi in 1637. It was built by fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian princess. She died while accompanying her husband in Burhanpur in a campaign to crush a rebellion after giving birth to their fourteenth child.

Dome of the Taj Mahal is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river, and it is against this background that works its magic of colors, through reflection, change the view of the Taj. The colors change at different times and in different seasons. Like a jewel, the Taj sparkles in moonlight when the semi-precious stones inlaid in white marble of the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. These changes, they say, reflect the various moods of a woman.

The Taj Mahal attracts 2000000 and 4000000 visitors each year, of which more than 200,000 from abroad. Dual pricing system for enterance where the share is considerably lower than that of Indian citizens to foreigners. Most tourists prefer cooler season means in October-November and February. Traffic pollution is not allowed near the complex, and tourists must walk or to the parking lot, or take the tram. Khawasspuras (construction of the North) is currently being restored for use as a new visitor center.Entrance fees varies for different category of tourist. For domestic India tourist is INR 20, for foreign tourist is INR 750 and for citizens of SAARC/BIMSTEC countries is INR 510.

You can reach Taj Mahal by railway (Shatabdi Express and Intercity Express from Delhi), by road (buses are available from Delhi) and by air (Daily flights from Delhi to Agra - Kheria Airport).

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

Harmandir Sahib - The Golden Temple

Golden Temple Amritsar, India (Sri Amritsar Sahib Harimandir) is not only important religious place for Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everyone, regardless of cast, creed or race, can take comfort spiritual and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It also has a separate identity, honor and heritage of Sikhs. The Golden Temple in Amritsar in India has a unique architecture. Built on a level below the surrounding ground level, the Gurudwara learn the lesson of equality and humility. The four entries in this shrine from all four directions, meaning that people from all walks of life is just welcome.

The architecture is based on two Hindu temples and Muslim artistic styles, but represents a unique co-evolution of both. During the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), Hari Mandir was richly ornamented with marble sculptures, gilded in gold, and large quantities of precious stones. In the sanctuary, on a jewel-studded platform, lies the Adi Grantha, the holy scriptures of the Sikhs. This passage is a collection of devotional poems, prayers and hymns composed by the ten Sikh gurus and various Moslem and Hindu saints. Beginning early in the morning and lasted until sunset for a long time called these hymns to the accompaniment of exquisite flutes, drums and stringed instruments. Echoing the tranquil lake, this beautiful enchanting music induces a state of trance delicately powerful pilgrims walking quietly in the lobby with marble surrounds the pool and temple. An underground spring feeds the sacred lake, and all day and night the pilgrims immerse themselves in water, a symbol of purification of the soul rather than an actual bathing of the body. In addition to the temple complex are enormous pilgrims' dormitories and dining halls where all persons regardless of race, religion or sex, stay and eat free.

One of the incident associated with Golden Temple is a operation Blue Star which hurts the feelings of the sikh community.Operation Blue Star was commmenced June 3, 1984 and ended June 6, 1984. Indian Army led by General Kuldip Singh led the troops to stop the Harmandir Sahib Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale to. Harmandir Sahib complex and the surrounding houses were fortified. Statesman reported on July 4, the light machine guns and rifles sophisticated load have been reported introduced into the compound.

Indira Gandhi ordered the army to launch Operation Blue Star. Heavy fighting was between supporters and soldiers Bhindranwale, in which many followers of Bhindranwale were killed with many soldiers. The Harmandir Sahib complex also suffered much damage due to fighting, especially the holy Sri Akal Takhat Sahib. Many Sikhs considered the attack as a desecration of their holiest shrine and the sale has had a profound and dramatic.

You can reach Golden Temple by railway (Regular trains operate between Amritsar and national capital Delhi), by road (Buses are available to Amritsar from Delhi and other destinations of Punjab) and by air (Flights operate to the Rajasansi airport at Amritsar from many national destinations).

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Periyar National Park - Natural Wildlife In Kerala

The Periyar National Park is located in the Idukki district of Kerala near Thekkady. It is on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is at a distance of 195 km from Cochin. This sanctuary is open from 06:00 to 18:00 in the evening. Out for a total of 777 Land 360 is thick evergreen forest. Periyar National Park declared as Tiger Reserve Wildlife Sanctuary in 1978 by Governement of India. Entry fee to Sanctuary is Rs 15 for indian tourist and Rs 10 of eco development surcharge and Rs 300 for foreign tourist.
Attraction of Periyar National Park
Periyar Lake : Periyar Lake attracts herons, ibis, the great hornbill and Malabar Hornbills gray. Other birds, including kingfishers, ospreys and kites as well as orioles, hill mynah, drongos tail racket, parakeets, including the unusual winged parakeet blue flycatcher.

Boat Ride : The best way to explore the nooks and crannies of the Periyar National Park through the two-hour boat cruise in the morning or early evening. Periyar Lake provides excellent boating spot for tourists, where you can see herds of elephants, animals and even herds of deer.

Cardamom Hills: beautiful scenic Kerala and cardomom hills are easily accessible from Periyar and Kumily. A guide will accompany you in the jeep or taxi develops and directs you in the right position to have a panoramic view of the hills.

Spice Town Kumily: You can go for a short trip to Kumily, just 4 km from Periyar. The former Spice Trade Center, the city continues to grow in most spices. There are many options of accommodation in Hotel and Resort.

In addition, Elephant Safari Park and lake cruises, you can also go hiking ruined Mangala Devi temple, beautiful old stone ancient temple in the middle of the forest in Thekkady. Jeep and elephant safaris can also take the songs through an eccentric. You can also rent a bicycle to the park entrance. In the morning, "Trek" can be just as rewarding to watch the game. You can explore the nature and the pug marks, while the tour in the jungle.

The best time to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is from October to June Tourists flock to the place especially in December and January. During the summer, it is easy enough to see elephants, chital (spotted deer) who gather near the lake. Avoid weekend visit to Periyar that the place is crowded all day.

You can reach Periyar National Park by railway (kottayam is nearest station lies at a distance of 115 kms), by road (buses are available from Kumily, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Trivandrum, Munnar and Kovalam) and by air (2 nearest airport are cochin - 200 kms and Madurai - 140 kms).


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