Siddharth Ray Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, April 07, 2009
There are many cities and remote places in India that have not earned enough of popularity as a tourist site, in spite of being some of the most impressive plots....Can we discuss about these places...?
Posted On : 4/10/2009 5:28:11 AM
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Nestled amidst the dense forested valleys of the Aravalli Hills, in the Pali district of Rajasthan, the small town of Ranakpur is one of the five major holy sites for the Jain community. It is situated approximately 96 km from Udaipur, on the picturesque Udaipur-Jodhpur highway, and is predominantly known for its spectacular temples and their exquisite architecture. Historically, Ranakpur is believed to have been named after the Rajput monarch Rana Khumba, who ruled in this region during the 15th century AD. It was he who authorised the construction of the temples on the request of his minister, Dharana Shah. According to legend, Dharana had a vision of the Nalinigulma Viman, a beautiful heavenly flying vehicle, in his dreams one night, and decided to build a grand temple that would resemble this striking aircraft. Rana Khumba granted his minister the land for the temples and also advised him to construct a township around the structure.
The Shekhawati region comprising the districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar in northeastern Rajasthan, derives its name from Rao Shekha 1433-88 a scion of the house of Jaipur s Kachhwaha clan. The havelis or mansions in this region, from which hail some of the most established names of Indian industry, serve up a delectable banquet of aesthetic delight in terms of architecture and painting.The havelis here display a curious case of one-upmanship as each of Shekhawati s wealthy residents entered a competition to outshine the other. They embellished the walls of their fancy mansions already spilling with carpets from Bukhara, gem stone embedded artifacts from Afghanistan and the finest Chinese silks that money could buy off the Silk Route with a profusion of frescoes in the style known as fresco buono which was developed in the 14th century in Italy.
Pushpa Gujral Science City of Punjab is a unique place which offers entertainment with learning experience for the whole family. The Science City offers a blend of education, curiosity and fun to ensure longer and repeated visits. The project has something for everyone, regardless of age, education, profession or social strata. The total cost of the Science City Project is Rs.100 crores. It is a joint project of the Government of India and Government of Punjab. It has several unique facilities which offer memorable experiences. Now, you have not to go abroad to see an IMAX Movie or see a Laser Show or for a ride in the Flight Simulator. The Giant Dome Theatre: A giant Dome Theatre with a capacity of 328 persons has a screen which is 10 times larger than 35mm used in regular theatres. The Theatre is now running the Film EVEREST which is filled with fascinating information about how this mountain was formed and continues to evolve. Filmed in breathtaking IMAX photography, the EVEREST Film Expedition brings the story of the tallest Himalayan peak and one of humanity s greatest adventures to the largest motion picture screens in the world. Space Gallery Cosmos : The gallery displays cut-view models of satellites and various applications of space technology. The major constituents of the gallery include Astronomy - our Universe Solar System Satellites viz. Aryabahta, Dynamic PSLV, INSAT, IRS, ISS International Space Station , Indian Space Programmes International Space Programmes Future Space Explorations & Programmes Space Applications GIS and Satellite Communication System.
Posted On : 4/11/2009 3:38:46 AM
Anju Malhotra Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Located at an altitude of about 760 m above sea level, Bijanbari is a tourist destination in Darjeeling District of West Bengal. It is around 25 km from Rimbik and 25 km from Ghoom. The journey offers excellent views and scenery, passing many mountain streams and uncultivated land. The main attractions here are the tea estates. One can also trek to Relling 8 km , Singla Bazaar and Som Tea Estate from here. The Rangit River flows by this location. Pul Bazaar is 2 km away from Bijanbari. Bijanbari can be approached by road from Darjeeling 38 km via Ghoom. Accommodations are available in the nearby lodges. The nearest railway station is at Jalpaiguri.
Posted On : 4/11/2009 3:41:21 AM
Siddharth Ray Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Oh Well....now I have ample places to roam about atleast for an year...Thanks friends...please keep on posting about more places......Jokes apart, Im writing a feature on this and need plethora of ideas...
Posted On : 4/11/2009 4:30:03 AM
Riya Sen [Guru] Reward Points : 93800 Member Since : Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Northeastern states are usually avoided for tourism as people have got the fear of insurgency. But apart from this these states have some good tourist attractions. Mizoram lie in the outstanding combinations of bluish mountains, placid lakes and green clad valleys. In this quiet land, live the peace-loving warmhearted Mizo tribes who descend from the Mongoloid tribes of Myanmar. Some important tourist attractions in Mizoram are: Aizawl: The State capital of Aizawl is located at an altitude of 4000 feet above sea level. It is accessible from Shillong, Guwahati and Silchar by road with both bus and car plying on the routes. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the heart of the city. Perched on an elevated ridge, the 112year old city looks like a citadel with its typical Mizo hamlets and a sea of flowers. There is a museum featuring costumes, artifacts and historical relics of the Mizos. Lunglei, the district headquarters town of south Mizoram, is 235 kms from Aizawl. It has great natural landscape beauty and is rich in flora and fauna. The scenic beauty and cool, pleasant climate make Lunglei, a beautiful hill station for the tourists. Tadmil: 85kms away from Aizawl, it is a tranquil lake. Choose to pedal a boat through the placid waters or just relax. The nearby jungle has a plethora of flora and fauna. Vantawng Falls: on the backdrop of the green hills, this is a picturesque waterfall. Phawngpui: This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mizoram with the trekkers and adventurers. The highest peak in the state has many fragrant herbs and rare species of orchids and rhododendrons. Dampa Sanctuary: In the northwestern tip of Mizo Hills. The sanctuary houses swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon. The Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in South-Western Mizoram. It is close to Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh border. The total area of the Sanctuary is 110 Sq. Km. and ranges in altitude from 200m to about 1200m msl. The wild animals found in this Sanctuary are Tiger, Clouded leopard, Elephant, Guar, Barking deer, Sambar, Wild boar, Hoolock Gibbon, Rhesus macaque, Leaf monkey, Common langur, etc. The Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary is situated approximately 170 km from Aizawl. It covers an area of about 35 Sq. Km. and ranges in altitude from 400m to 1300m. Animals commonly found here are Wild boars etc. The Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Eastern part of Mizoram adjacent to Murlen National Park. The approximate area of the Sanctuary is 60 Sq. Km. and ranges in altitude from 400m to about 2300m above msl. Within this park is the second highest Peak in Mizoram. The important wild animals and birds found in this Sanctuary are Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Ghoral, Serrow, Hume s Bartailed Pheasant, Kaleej Pheasant, Barking deer, Wild boar, Hoolock gibbon, Rhesus macaque, etc. The Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated approximately 240 km from Aizawl via Thenzawl village in the Western Part of Mizoram and is adjacent of Dampa. The Sanctuary acts as a corridor for elephants which migrate from Bangladesh. The area of this Sanctuary is 50 Sq. Km. Important animals found in this Sanctuary are Tiger, Leopard, Hoolock gibbon, Leaf Monkey, Sambar, Barking Deer, and variety of Birds, etc. The Phawngpui National Park is situated in South Eastern Mizoram adjacent to Myanmar border. The highest peak in Mizoram, the Phawngpui 2360m is located within this Park. The total area of the Park is 50 Sq. Km. The important wild animals and birds found in this Park are Ghoral, Serrow, Barking deer, Sambar, Leopard, Blyth s tragopan, Kaelej Pheasant, Hoolock Gibbon, Common Langur, Rhesus macaque, Stump tail macaque and variety of birds and orchids. Visitors should few things in mind while visiting this beautiful state. These are: Treat the Sanctuary with respect as the sanctum sanctorum of nature. If you are in a vehicle, bear in mind that wild animals have the right of way within the Sanctuary. Transistors, tape recorders and loud conversations are prohibited in the Sanctuary. Dress in colours that blend with the forest like khaki brown, olive green etc. Utilize the services of local guides and field staff on duty. Shoot with cameras, not with guns. Take strict precautions to prevent accidental forest fires caused due to carelessness. Avoid any form of pollution within the sanctuary either of air, soil or water. Keep a reasonable distance from all animals. Disturbed animals may be provoked to attack. Do not go near a nest, an alarmed bird can damage the eggs to be hatched. Leave things as you found them, do not litter.
Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is just 25 km from Khajuraho-a mere half an hour drive. Tiger sighting is always a matter of chance but regular sightings are reported. Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chowsingha, Langoor, Wildboar and Jackal, are frequently sighted. Gorges and falls along the course of the Ken river in the Reserve are beholding. Dynamic dry deciduous forest undergoes dramatic change from lush green in monsoon to dry grey in summer. Relics of Gondwana period rule of the tribal people of Central India are scattered all over the Reserve. Besides the wildlife watchers around 12000 annually , Panna gets visitors around 20000 annually who exclusively visit the famous Pandav Fall.
Posted On : 4/11/2009 4:57:33 AM
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Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra holds special value for hikers, trekkers and adventure lovers. The nature here is at its best. No wonder then that the most exotic migratory flamingoes choose it as their monsoon abode. Close at hand is Shivneri Fort approx 40 kms. ., birthplace of the legendary Shivaji. The unusual hill has Buddhist Caves dating to the 3 rd century and is surmounted by an important historic fort. Mumbai-Malshej Ghat, 154 kms. via Murbad. Pune-Malshej Ghat via Alephata, 164 kms. Alephata-Malshej Ghat, 39 kms. Nearest railhead is Kalyan. Nearest airport is Mumbai, 154 kms.
Hey Friends...I would like to share some places of Kashmir that portray nature at its best...Achabal - The erstwhile pleasure retreat of Empress Nur Jehan, Achabal is situated at a height of 1,677 m. 58 km from Srinagar, it has a fine garden laid in the Mughal Persian style and oozes with its own charm and character. Kashmir sports the best of the Mughal gardens of India and perhaps, Achabal is the best. Fringed by stately Chinar trees, it is situated at the foot of a hill and is a visual treat with its stepped terraces, formal elegance, ornamental shrubs, sparkling fountains and falling water. Daksum - Amidst the breathtaking splendor of the springs at Kokarnag, Daksum is tucked away in a densely forested gorge with the Bringhi River passing through its heart. At an altitude of 2438 m, Daksum is a walker s paradise with coniferous trees, gurgling brooks, the music of flute of the shepherds tending their flock and the grassy meadows where sheep are taken to pasture. It has everything to rejuvenate the visitors with its bracing mountain air, solitude, densely clad hills and snow-covered mountains in the backdrop that lend to the Daksum s mystique and make it a perfect retreat. Kokernag - Situated in the heart of Bringhi valley, Kokernag is situated at an altitude of 2,020 m. 70 km from Srinagar, Kokernag is set amidst sprawling gardens with its air full of fragrance that owes itself to the thousands of flowers blooming in the region. The Kokernag Spring bubbles at seven places at the foot of the forested mountain and its water is famous for its medicinal and digestive properties. Yusmarg - 47 km from Srinagar, Yusmarg is a vast grassy meadow fringed by forests of pine with awesome and stately snow clad mountains in the backdrop. A favorite picnic spot, it boasts of walks of every sort, from a leisure stroll amidst the flower-strewn meadows to the mighty river of Dudh Ganga foaming white and crashes its way over the rocks. It has a beautiful lake called Nilnag, which is cradled by hills. There are several peaks nearby such as Tatta Kutti and Sang Safed and Charari- Sharief, the Shrine of Kashmir s patron saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din or Nund Reshi is a short distance from here. Aharbal - The roaring waterfall of Aharbal crashes down a narrow gorge and is the highlight of the place. Several picnic spots surround the area and an excellent trekking point it has delightful walks of varying lengths all over the hillsides. One of the most interesting treks is the high-altitude lake of Kounsernag at 13,500 ft above sea level has its starting point in Aharbal. Verinag - 80 km from Srinagar, situated at an altitude of 1,876 m, Verinag boasts of a spring, which is believed to be the chief source of the River Jhelum. Mughal Emperor Jahangir started the construction of the octagonal base of the spring and the arcade around it, which was completed during the reign of his son, Shah Jahan. To the east of the stream, lie the remains of a Mughal pavilion and baths.
Posted On : 4/12/2009 11:25:12 PM
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Mandore, situated 9-kms north of the city of Jodhpur, was once the capital of Marwar prior to the foundation of Jodhpur. Today, this tiny town owns extensive gardens with high rock terraces turning it into an appealing local attraction. These gardens also contain the memorials or cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers, including Maharaja Jaswant Singh and the largest and finest of all, the soaring temple-shaped memorial to Maharaja Ajit Singh. Mandore is considered an oasis in the desert with its enticing laid out gardens. Mandore is a visual treat because of the vast expanses of greenery of Peepal, Banyan, Palms and Plantains along with cascading fountains and lovely peacocks. Some tourist attractions here include- Ajit Pol- It is the gate that was built as a celebration of Ajit Singh s victory over the Moghuls in 1707AD. Hall of Heroes- It is a wall made out of rock with high altitude with brightly painted depictions of local heroes such as Pabuji and Chamunda 1707-49 . Hall of Heroes owns sixteen gigantic figures chiselled out of a single rock and the cenotaphs of the former maharajas of Jodhpur. Mandore Garden-These are extensive gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular local attraction and sought after picnic spot. This enchanting garden is a beautiful place to escape into a world greenery and freshness. Memorials of Maharaja Jaswant Singh and Ajit Singh- Mandore, the royal cremation ground has multitudes of memorial chhatris and temples, both Hindu and Jain, the earliest of which on the hill date from the 8th century. The most appealing are the memorials of Maharaja Jaswant Singh 1638-78 AD and Ajit Singh 1678-1731AD , the second of whom was cremated along with six queens and 58 concubines. Pleasure Palace Of Abhai Singh- The pleasure palace of Abhai Singh is an enchanting place which today has a small museum within its confines. It is a shrine of 30 Crore Gods. It houses 30 crore Hindu deities, among them Brahma, Lakshmi and Kali, are the most prominent ones.
Posted On : 4/13/2009 12:42:40 AM
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Aruppukottai in Tamil Nadu is a city of weavers. The only other occupation of its inhabitants is working in the sugar mills. The city is surrounded by both handlooms and powerlooms and an indication of the organisation of the people of Aruppukottai are the division of the looms into two types of sectors, namely, the cooperative sector and master weaver sector, with the latter further subdivided into handlooms and powerlooms. The people of Arni mainly shows interest in the field of Agriculture, Weaving, Growing Honey-bees and Poultry Farms. Sri Amutha Lingeswarar Temple - A number of festivals take place in the temple. Some Important festivals in the temple :- In the month of Chithirai - Chithra Pournami, Natarajar Abhishegam Vaigasi Pormortchavam Aani-Natarajar Abhishegam Aadi-Amman Thabasu Avani-Vinayagar Saturthi, Natarajar Abhishegam Puratasi Vijaya Dhasami, Natarajar Abhishegam Ippasi- Kandar Shasti, Paladai, Neivethiam Karthigai- Perumal Karthigai Margazhi-Aruthira Dharisanam etc.
Posted On : 4/13/2009 2:50:04 AM
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Kodaikanal ் is a city in the hills of Taluk division of Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Kodaikanal is referred to as the Princess of Hill stations and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. It s a lot cooler in temperature than lower elevation cities such as Chennai. Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the Hospitality industry serving tourism. The town of Kodaikanal sits on a plateau above the southern escarpment of the upper Palni Hills at 2,133 meters 6,998 ft , between the Parappar and Gundar Valleys. These hills form the eastward spur of the Western Ghats on the Western side of South India. It has an irregular basin as its heartland, the centre of which is now Kodaikanal Lake a 5 kilometers 3 mi circumference manmade lake. Meadows and grasslands cover the hillsides. Gigantic Eucalyptus trees and shola forests flourish in the valleys. Mighty rocks and cascading streams. rise up from the valleys. There are many high waterfalls and ubiquitous gardens and flower beds in bloom. Almost all distances from Kodaikanal are calculated with the lake as the central point of reference. The nearest airports are Madurai 135 kilometers 84 mi , Trichy 200 kilometers 124 mi and Coimbatore 170 kilometers 106 mi . The nearest Railway stations are Palani Railway Station 64 kilometers 40 mi north, Kodai Road Station 80 kilometers 50 mi south east and Dindigul Railway Junction 100 kilometers 62 mi east. 47 The 2 - 3 hours drive to Kodai via the steep and winding Ghat roads from Batlagundu or Palani is a memorable experience. Travelers may stop at turnouts on the road and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Palani hills. 48 There is a 28 km shortcut from Periyakulam to Kodaikanal via Kumbakarai under construction. Bicycle rentals, taxis, vans and limited city buses are available. 49 Rickshaws are not available There are at least 50 hotels catering to all categories of tourists and over 30 south & north Indian, continental, western and Chinese restaurants, and many more small eateries and tea stalls. There are at least six retail bank branches and five automated teller machines ATM in Kodaikanal. The Bank of India has a branch and ATM at S.G.J Thangadurai Building, Anna Salai. The Canara Bank has a branch and ATM at CLS book shop complex, Anna Salai. The Central Bank of India branch is at M M Street, Law s Ghat Road, Perumalmalai. The Indian Bank has a branch and ATM at Anna Salai. The State Bank of India has a branch at Anna Salai and also has an ATM on Lake Road, outside Kodaikanal International School . The Union Bank of India has a branch at Naidupuram and also has an ATM on the 1st Floor of Municipal Shopping Complex opposite the Old Bus Stand, Anna Salai. Places of Interest: A waterfall enroute KodaikanalKodaikanal has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular romantic destination for newlyweds. These are described in order of distance from the bus-stand. Kodaikanal Lake: 0.5 km 0.3 mi from the bus stand, is an artificial, roughly star-shaped 45 ha 60 acres lake built in 1863. It is recognized as Kodaikanal s most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction. Rowboats and pedalos can be hired at the Kodaikanal Boat Club with its main entrance near the only five-star hotel in Kodaikanal, The Carlton. Horses and bicycles can be hired beside the lake for short periods. The 5 kilometers 3 mi path that skirts the periphery of this lovely lake is a favourite walk for the locals and tourists alike. Bryant Park: Just east of the lake and 0.5 km 0.3 mi from the bus stand, is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres 8.3 ha botanical garden. The park was planned and built in 1908 by a forest officer from Madurai, H.D.Bryant, and named after him. With 325 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses, the park is a rainbow of stunning flowers during the peak season. A large section is dedicated to nearly 740 varieties of roses. There is a 1857 Eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree which adds a religious significance to the park. Ornamental plants are cultivated in a nursery for sale. The park organizes horticultural exhibits and flower shows every summer, to coincide with the peak season. Entrance fee to the park is nominal and it is open all year. View from Coaker s WalkCoaker s Walk:0.5 km 0.3 mi from the bus-stand, constructed by Lt.Coaker in 1872, is a 1 kilometers 0.62 mi paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai. The walk, winding around Mount Nebo, starts in front of the Van Allen hospital, running parallel to the Van Allen Hospital Road and joins the main road beside St.Peter s Church, providing a stunning panoramic view of the plains. On a clear day one can view as far as Dolphin s Nose in south, the valley of the Pambar River in the southeast, Periyakulam town and even the city of Madurai. A fascinating rare phenomenon called Brocken spectre can be witnessed, when a person can see his shadow on the clouds with a rainbow halo. This occurs when the sun is behind the viewer and clouds and mist are to the front. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk. Entrance fee to the walkway is nominal and it is open all year. 36 Bear shola fallsBear Shola Falls: 3 kilometers 2 mi from the bus-stand, is a tall waterfall in a Reserve forest. The final approach to this quiet area is a gently climbing foot-path. Green Valley View: formerly called Suicide Point 5.5 kilometers 3 mi from the bus-stand and near the golf course, has an excellent panoramic view of the plains and a sheer drop of 1,500 meters 4,921 ft overlooking the Vaigai Dam to the south. The stairway leading up to it is highly commercialized and lined with rows of shops to tempt tourists. Shenbaganur Museum of Natural History: 6 kilometers 4 mi from the bus-stand, founded in 1895, is open to the public for viewing their outstanding taxidermy collection of more than 500 species of animals, birds and insects and a living collection of over 300 exotic orchid species. The museum is affliated with Loyola College in Chennai and exhibits artifacts of the ancient Palaiyar tribes people whose descendants still live in these hills. Solar Tunnel Telescope: at IIA-Kodaikanal Solar ObservatoryKodaikanal Solar Observatory 6 kilometers 4 mi from the bus-stand on Observatory Road, at 2,343 meters 7,687 ft is the highest location near Kodai. The first observations were commenced here in 1901. 39 Former Director John Evershed, discovered the phenomenon of radial motion in sunspots, now known as the Evershed effect. The Kodaikanal Terrestrial Telescope can view a grand panorama including: Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha river. This Indian Institute of Astrophysics facility has a comprehensive Astronomical Science museum with organized public tours, access to the astronomy library, and scheduled night-time telescopic sky viewing. It is open daily to the public during peak season, and a few hours each Friday the rest of the year. Pillar RocksPillar Rocks: 8 kilometers 5 mi from the bus-stand, is a set of three giant rock pillars which stand 122 meters 400 ft high. 41 Managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, The viewpoint can be crowded but is not commercialized. There is an excellent public garden adjacent to the viewpoint. Guna caves: made popular by the Tamil movie Guna, previously called Devil s Kitchen, are deep bat-infested chambers between the three gigantic boulders that are the Pillar Rocks. The deep narrow ravines of the caves are now closed to public due to the trajic deaths of twelve youths there. citation needed These dangerous caves are highly protected now, and tourists can see sections of the cave system from afar. Silver Cascade: 8 kilometers 5 mi from Kodaikanal at a wide bend in the long and winding Laws Ghat Road, at altitude 1,800 meters 5,906 ft , is a 55 meters 180 ft waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. 43 The water quality is reportedly poor and not good enough for bathing. 44 This impressive waterfall is a popular stop for first-time visitors. There are a few souvenir and fruit vendors and many monkeys here. There is also a smaller but more serene waterfall below the bridge which crosses the stream here. Dolphin s Nose: 8 kilometers 5 mi from the bus stand, is flat rock projecting over a breathtaking chasm 6,600 feet 2,000 m deep. It is an undisturbed area 1 kilometers 1 mi down a very steep rocky trail beginning soon after Pambar Bridge. Orange juice vendors along the trail offer a welcome rest stop. Beautiful views of steep rocky escarpments rising from the plains can be seen. The old village of Vellagavi can be reached through a rugged bridle path here. A short paved walkway leads from the road here to Pambar falls which is also locally addressed as Liril Falls after the famous Liril Soap Advertisement filming in 1985 . Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple: 4 kilometers 2 mi from the bus-stand, is famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. The deity here is called Sri Kurinji Easware, who is in fact Lord Murugan. This temple was built in 1936 by a European lady, who on coming to India, converted to Hinduism. She changed her name to Leelavathi and married a Mr.Ramanathan. She is also known as Lady Ramanathan. This temple is under the management of Arulmighu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thiru Kovil, Palani
Posted On : 4/16/2009 11:46:47 PM
Nilanjana Rai Reward Points : 27800 Member Since : Saturday, March 14, 2009
Situated at 17,100 feet, Gurudongmar Lake is a visual treat. a bumpy ride on the roads of North Sikkim will lead you to this serene lake. on your way you can also check out Lachen, Naga Waterfall and The Confluence of Lachen Chu & Lachung Chu at Chungthang. As far as Gurudongmar Lake is concerned the beauty in breathtaking. Collossal himalayan peaks surround the tranquil lake. to me these snow capped peaks often appear as choco mousse with vanilla topppings on a serious note it is a bit difficult to reach Gurudongmar Lake and at an altitude like that you can even have breathing troubles. but as they say, No Pain, No Gain. to witness nature in its utmost pristine form, the troubles will appear paltry.
hello ALL.. FOR TOURING you can also consider Mayapur.Mayapur is the headquarters of ISKCON. It is Connected by bus services from Krishnanagar and Kolkata and a ferry ride across the Bhagirathi river from Nabadwip. Mayapur is pristine and tranquil. You can also visit Nabadwip from there. There is a profusion of temples, each one worth a visit. Nabadwip remains an important pilgrimage centre in Bengal. Nabadwip is connected by bus and rail service from Kolkata. K
Hi - anyone been to Pranpur in MP Chanderi - a weaver s village with a small rural resort Amraee. It is remotely located but not difficult to access and has a noble cause behind - the resort is developed by UNDP and being run by the villagers. The bundelkhandi thali has the best of local food freshly prepared by the local cooks and has a comfortable not luxurious stay. To top it all, you can visit the farms, take walk, visit the village, buy beautiful Chanderi Saaris and visit the ruins of Chanderi fort, badal mahal, isagarh and when you return to Lalitpur to catch a train you can visit 3rd Century A.D. Mahavir temples at Deogarh.