Feeling muddled again, where to seek solace this weekend? Pass peace to your exhausted mind, put our passionate psyche to work. Does ascent fires a sloppy feeling to the ranger heart inside you? Then, a hill station is the perfect place where your search ends. If elevation, green vegetation, handshaking clouds, seeing early rising sun, tinge-less pollution, eyesome backdrop, all these make your world go round, put a full stop to your thoughts and come, LET US GO TO live your desires!
Mussourie does a complete justice to be the queen of hills. It derived its name from the shrub named Mansoor which is available in plenty in the region. If you are an admirer of picturesque beauty, Mussourie offers its heart to you.
· Better known as: “Queen of hills”
· State embracing the queen: Uttarakhand
· Distance from the capital: Around 290 kms
· Climate Conditions:
Summers (April to June):- Max Temp 30ºC Min temp 10ºC
Winters (Late October to Mid February):- Max temp 10ºC Min temp 1ºC
Monsoons (October to February): The weather during this time becomes very pleasant and the nature’s beauty is enhanced multifold.
· USP Factor:Rich, diverse green hills, assorted flora and fauna, mesmerizing scenic beauty, snow cladded serenity, handshaking and hugging clouds, “fairyland” aura.
· Things to pack:
(1) Identity card to avoid fuss
(2) Holiday documentation or travel itinerary
(3) Woollen clothes/jackets
(4) Sunglasses/Sunscreen Lotion
(5) Love for nature
It never turned out to be the official summer capital though, but an idyllic stoll through the valley alone can make you believe that it is the honeymoon capital of India. The air of congeniality, the affair of the heart, the serene eternal love will keep you spellbound all through.
PLACES TO VISIT
Camel’s Back Road
As the name suggests, the road is a topsy-turvy ride in the shape of a camel’s hump. A cemetery is located midway in the loop. Hotels are also located on this alluring line.
It is the second highest point of Mussourie, after Lal Tibba. It is accessible by an amusing ride of cable car on the mall road. A cannon was used to onset the mark of midday here, for many years and hence, the name.
Magnificent waterfall, at an altitude of around 40 ft. bathing and boating facility is also at one’s disposal. A refreshing and rejuvenating experience is promised.
An all-in-one, one stop destination for souvenir shoppers, street food lovers, stroll delighters. Don’t miss the moment of looking down from the verge of road for pearl-like shimmering lights. The oldest Christian church, St. Mary’s, is situated near Mall road.
Located around 24 km from Mussourie, Dhanolti offers the delight of adventure sports for tourists. Memory Sapling plantation is yet another notion which allows visitors to plant a sapling in memory of their beloved.
Mussourie also rests with the first Tibetan temple which was built in India. India’s largest roller skating rink is also the Mussourie bonanza. Nagtibba is the ideal spot for trekking.
So, come LET US GO TO explore Mussourie to adore this lovely and lively spree!
Rishikesh is supposedly one of those hard to find places that possesses the best and optimum level bliss to gift wrap and present to its every visitor. Be it the spiritual you or be it the adeventurous you, Rishikesh ensures that you return back with a new enlightened you!
· Better known as: “Adventure Capital of India”, “The world capital of Yoga”
· Residing State: Uttarakhand
· Distance from the capital: Around 275 kms
· Climate Conditions:
Summers (March to June):- Max Temp 30ºC Min temp 20ºC
Winters (Late November to February):- Max temp 20ºC Min temp 8ºC
Monsoons (July to September):Activities are suspended due to heavy rains.August receives the highest rainfall.
· USP Factor:The place is the ultimate destination for ethnic explorers, cultural and spiritual enthusiast, peace lovers and for the adventure dreamers. It is also the starting point for travelling to “chaar dhaam yatra” pilgrimage places.
· Things to pack:
(1) Identity card
(2) Travel itinerary
(3) Comfortable Casuals
(4) Sunglasses/Sunscreen Lotion
(6) Extra pair of clothes (To compensate for the wet ones)
(7) Spirit of a Yogi (If you are a spiritualist)
(8) Spirit of a Khatro Ke Khilaadi (If you are an adventure undertaker)
Visiting RISHIKESH: As a cultural and spiritual enthusiast!
If meditation, seeking spiritual knowledge, tranquility lures you, you are on the justified destination. Where taking a dip in the river ganges, promises to purify the soul removing all sins, no other place can even try to compensate for it. Meditating here is said to bring you one step close to salvation (moksha). The silver clean water and beaches assure to fill your mind with immense calmness and composure. Rishikesh is termed as the birth place of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, spirituality. The ashrams and yoga centres in rishikesh are renowned in the world. Come, let us go to examine some of the places to serve the appetite of a devotional dreamer.
PLACES TO VISIT
It is a divine junction of three holy rivers namely the ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. Taking a dip here bestows with reputed healing powers, washing off sins. The maha aarti being performed here should not be missed as it is very soothing and pacifying experience with the blend of cool breeze from the riverside.
It is a 13 storeyed temple located near the lakshman jhula bridge. Deities of almost all varied kinds are preserved here.
Ram and Lakshman Jhula
These both are the suspension bridges serving as a prominent landmark of the city. As the name suggests, the bridge shakes to and fro which can be felt while taking a walk over the bridge catering to the panoramic view from there.
Situated between rishikesh and lakshman jhula, it is a beautiful place with ideal conditions for a healthy, divine and satwik(righteous) living surroundings.
Come, let us go to satisfy the divine craving and therefore, to keep intact the purpose of living.
Visiting RISHIKESH: As an adventure romeo!
Think of yourself as a venture undertaker, but never been to rishikesh? Hey buddy, your life is still an abridged edition in the book of adventure. Else there wont have been any regular reason to miss your name in the visitor list of “Adventure capital of India”. The river ganges, along with the liberation of sins, quenches the thirst of an adventure lover. Be your dreams of flying like a bird, diving into water like a dolphin, camping like a nomad, having a free fall, rishikesh serves them for one and all. It is being nomenclatured for being india’s topmost white river rafting destination, So, what are you waiting for? Start packing your bags for a full fledged adventure ride at the adventure capital.
White Water Rafting
Ready to get down in the untamed wild silver clean water of river ganges? There are medium to rough rapids rated class 3 and 4. You have the option of jumping into waters at some midway places, don’t miss the water waves in the rapid, getting the kick out of the splashing water over your skin will definitely make your world go round.
Pacing over the cold white sand, having an amazing set of triangular huts lying on the riverside, circling around the bonfire, bonding with your companions, no other ambience would have catered to your desires as this would. Lie down under the starry sky to pacify and soothe yourself.
Desire to feel the rush of air gushing past you? This is your sport. Being harnessed to the wire and letting gravity take the hold afterwards, you will be accelerating at high speeds at around 7 mtrs above the river level
Does the feeling of free fall under the influence of gravity excite you? Having the wish of enjoying the mountainous beauty and height closely? This is your sport, guys! Get ready to be lowered down from a height of 83 mtrs for the exhilarating, one time experience of your life
Want to win the acrophobic inside you? Go for cliff jumping. From the height of about 20 ft, you are supposed to jump into the clear deep waters beneath, the one of its type ultimate experience.
There are lots of treks around Rishikesh. If hill walking and toddling the way around rocky paths is your thing, don’t miss it!
Apart from all these, there are many other activities like rappelling, kayaking, mountain biking and wildlife safari etc. Concluding, any type of adventure you dream of, Rishikesh promises you an amusing ride.
Come, LET US GO TO Rishikesh to write down in your adventure book from the scratch.
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Jaipur, in itself, is a grand magnificent and vibrant palace which is embedded of royalty in every nook and corner. Along being the first planned city, it is embedded with numerous exquisite artifacts. The city ensures to offer indicative delight to history lovers and enthusiasts with splendid fortresses, charming havellis and magnanimous forts.
· Better known as:“Pink City”
· Residing State and privileged capital of: Rajasthan
· Distance from the capital: Around 268 kms
· Climate Conditions:
Summers (April to Early July):- Average Temp 30ºC
Winters (November to February):- Temperature varies between 15ºC-18ºC
Monsoons (July to September)
· USP Factor:Majestic, magnificent and royal aura of the city. The city is planned according to Indian vaastu shastra where the direction of each street and market are east to west and north to south. The eastern gate is called suraj (sun) pol, while the western gate is called chand (moon) pol.Pompously celebrated festivals, colorful and vibrant clothed people, royal legacy of palaces.
· Cuisines: Typical rajasthani dishes not to be missed are dal baati churma, missi roti
· Things to buy: Jaipur is a hub for arts and crafts. There are numerous traditional shops to buy jewellery, handicraft items, gems, antiques, pottery, carpets, textiles etc. crafts work include: bandhani, block printing, tarkashi, zari, zardozi etc
Jaipur, in itself, is a magnificent and vibrant palace which is embedded of royalty in every nook and corner. Along being the first planned city, it is embedded with numerous exquisite artifacts. The city ensures to offer indicative delight to history lovers and enthusiasts with splendid fortresses, charming havellis and magnanimous forts. The pink city got its name from the pink colored stone used in laying the city’s architecture. The fine exceptional carvings made out of stone is worth seeing. Jaipur is one of such sort of attractions which fulfills the endeavors of monument lovers by presenting a majestic and royal aura, the spiritual seekers by pacifying their sight exploring divinity of temples, the shopaholics by offering a wide range of exquisite antiques, fabulous handicrafts and spectacular jewellery and dynamic, full of life tourists by giving an eyesome view of intensely hued fairs and festivals and vibrant costumes. So, come lets pay a virtual dream visit to the place till the time your craving makes you set the foot outside your place.
The fort lies in Amber, the former capital of the state. It is supposed to be the most popular and finest of all the forts there. The lake at the foothill, the finely sculptured and craved pillars, the grandiose suuroundings, the blend of red sandstone and white marble, all make sure you turn astonished. In addition, it is a mixture of hindu and muslim architecture which makes the place more interesting to be paid a visit.
“The place of winds”, as it is said, is a well known one, famous for the “jharokhas” (Windows)(we all have seen it in our social sciences books, at least, in school). It has a pyramid structure believed to be constructed in the form of crown of Krishna and 953 windows beautifully designed. The structure owes to cater the requirement of providing a view of everyday life to royal women.
The jantar mantar in jaipur is the world’s largest sundial. In earlier times, it was used to provide the accurate time. Built with the expedient architecture, it is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built..
Nahargarh, meaning the “abode of tigers”, is a fort which once served as a strong defense for the city. The fort has a picturesque view of the charming beauty. There is an extended way to jaigarh fort.
Formerly known as lakshmi narayan temple, this is dedicated to lord Vishnu and goddess lakshmi. The temple is built in pure white marble which makes the aura so serene and tranquil. The beautiful carvings of mythological symbols and quotes from geeta and other scriptures make it worth visiting. The temple serves the purpose of giving peace to your mind and start things afresh.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to lord Krishna. The most distinguishing feature is that it is believed the idol looks exactly the same as lord Krishna looked during his incarnation on earth. The temple is placed between Chandra mahal and badal mahal. Various ‘aartis’ and ‘bhogs’ are offered at temple, seven times, a day.
Chokhi dhaani is an exclusive place for exploring the whole rajasthani culture and lifestyle at one single destination. It is being termed as the most innovative tourism project. The perfect ambience of rajasthani hospitality and heritage served with elephant rides, ghagra choli clad women dancing with matkas on their heads, chaarpaayis under the trees, mehendi applying girls and much more activities. The rajasthani food they offer, and the main USP is the respect and dearness with which they make you eat, its hard to resist. All in all, if you visit jaipur, chokhi dhaani must be on the top of the list!
Apart from all these, Jaipur is a city of fairs and festivals. Elephant festival, Gangaur festival, Kite festival and teez are celerbrated with all the grace and vibrance. Consider yourself lucky if you visit jaipur around some festival time.
Come, LET US GO TO jaipur to get the feeling of royal rule!!
Jim Corbett National Park
If you are an animal lover, adore god’s beautiful creations , love open large green spaces, want to give your eyes an eyesome treat, keep your thinking nodes at peace, Jim Corbett is your place. The national park is named after wildlife conservationist, Jim Corbett and to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. One can easily locate here healthy biodiversity including some rare species of elephants, tigers, deer and birds. The place is a unique yet perfect destination for bird watchers too. The prancing movement of tigers is hearty enough to fill your heart with gaiety attitude. There are beautiful hotels and resorts situated at the centre, hence make sure you are getting every bit of it. Many adventure sports and activities are also aligned your way to provide with a complete feel of the forest environment and aura.
· Formerly known as: Ramganga National park (older name)
· Residing state: Uttarakhand
· Distance from the capital: Around 260 kms
· Climate Conditions:
Summers (March to Mid June):- 40ºC Max
Winters (Mid October to February):- 4ºC
Monsoons:- Mid June to Mid September
The national park remains open for tourists from 15th November to 15th june every year. Though the best time to visit is December to march when weather is pleasant and a great view of birds and animals can be enjoyed.
· USP factor: Dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts, oldest national park in India, splendid landscape, diverse wildlife, bird watching tour, open jeep safari.
· Things to pack:
(1) Casual Clothes
(4) ID Proof(For Safari)
(5) Affection and love for animals
Jim Corbett is a perfect destination for individuals of all sorts, be it someone’s affection for animals, passion of bird watching, love for green backgrounds or foregrounds, craving for peaceful and soothing ambience and surroundings. The place is a safe haven to satisfy all the yearnings. So, what are you waiting for?
Get ready for a virtual tour first, come LET US GO TO a stroll.
PLACES TO VISIT
Safari in jim Corbett is the main centre of public attention. For convenience and diversification, there are multiple safari options as jeep safari, canter safari and elephant safari. One can choose amongst these according to convenience, number of people, timings and exploring inquisitiveness. Online safari booking facility is also provided. As the national park’s one of the major attractions is to protect the endangered species, the safari here is an ultimate and one in itself experience which cannot be missed at any cost. So, put your stakes high and invest your holidays at Jim Corbett.
It is believed that your visit is incomplete if you don’t get an opportunity to stay at Dhikala forest lodge. The scenic charm and beauty is at its best. The place has an already prepared tour itinerary to let you make the best of it. The different species of mammals, reptiles and animals are also rich here. It also includes a bird watching tour. The spotlight feature of the place is that a night stay is allowed in the jungle! Right, its hard to resist the temptation. As the accommodation here is limited and every wildlife enthusiast keeps it a top notch priority to live here, it is highly recommended to make prior bookings for dhikala forest lodge.
Adventure seekers also get their share of activities here. No visitor here is allowed to walk in the park, but the trekking can be continued around the park only with a guide. As the natural beauty around is spectacular, trekking here is a one in itself experience, don’t miss it!
Situated around 25 kms from Ramnagar, Corbett falls is an amalgam of all the nature’s most amazing gifts to mankind. The chirp of birds, the powerful sound of flowing water, the green walls around, all in all, it is an ideal spot for all to fall in love with!
Yes, the mere mention of the place rings numerous bells inside the heart of a believer, seeker and worshipper. Mathura is the fortunate divine city to be blessed with lord Krishna’s incarnation place. Every street, every chowk of the city has some story associated to it. Usually every place has some story associated but the stories of Mathura vrindavan possess the power to gape open the mouths of every listener. There are temples where lord Krishna and Radha are still believed to visit every night. No, these stories are not meant to be discarded right away as the signs can be seen everyday. No one is allowed to stay there during night as it is believed that the person does not see the sun rays of the next day. The cities are drenched in the love of the eternal lord Krishna, the philosopher, the lover, the teacher, the friend. Every role of the lord is portrayed in different forms. No matter which temple you visit, you surely are gonna come out soaked in his devotion and love. The deities and idols of the supreme one radiates such charisma and magic to make a normal person fully vulnerable to turn into a dedicated devotee and staunch believer.
· Better known as: “Brij Bhoomi”, “Sri Krishna janma-bhoomi”
· The fortunate divine state: Uttar Pradesh
· Distance from the capital: Around 145 kms
· Distance between Mathura and Vrindavan: 10 kms
· Climate Conditions:
Summers (March to June)
Winters (October to February)
Monsoons (July to September)
· USP factor: : Immersed in Krishna love, the city is drenched with divinity and spirituality, land of more than 5000 temples, it promises to enlighten you with supremity, rhythmic chants of krishna’s devotional songs makes lord Krishna’s presence live. Every nook and corner is brimming with eternal charm of the supreme being.
· Things to pack:
(1) Light, casual and simple clothes
(2) Inquisitive attitude
(4) Relaxed Mind, To believe/listen to some jaw dropping and way too interesting stories
Yes, the mere mention of the place rings numerous bells inside the heart of a believer, seeker and worshipper. Mathura is the fortunate divine city to be blessed with lord Krishna’s incarnation place. Every street, every chowk of the city has some story associated to it. Usually every place has some story associated but the stories of Mathura vrindavan possess the power to gape open the mouths of every listener. There are temples where lord Krishna and Radha are still believed to visit every night. No, these stories are not meant to be discarded right away as the signs can be seen everyday. No one is allowed to stay there during night as it is believed that the person does not see the sun rays of the next day. The cities are drenched in the love of the eternal lord Krishna, the philosopher, the lover, the teacher, the friend. Every role of the lord is portrayed in different forms. No matter which temple you visit, you surely are gonna come out soaked in his devotion and love. The deities and idols of the supreme one radiates such charisma and magic to make a normal person fully vulnerable to turn into a dedicated devotee and staunch believer. Come and satisfy your devotional thirst a bit by learning a bit more about places and rather important stories.
Sri Krishna Janambhoomi
As the name suggests and the city holds its fortunate history for, lord Krishna made this piece of land pious by taking birth here. The temple has a rich architecture with interesting picturisation of the historic scenes. The deities hold such aura that one can never get enough of Prabhu-darshan(god’s sight). Dwarkadhish temple: Lord krishna was the king of dwarka, again the temple is dedicated to his pleasing aura. It is a masterpiece of art and beautiful stone carvings.
Situated around 10 kms from Mathura, vrindavan is also a holy and sacred place where lord Krishna spent his childhood days performing miracles, doing raasleelas, stealing butter, teasing gopis.
Banke Bihari Temple
The temple carries an interesting story. The curtains in front of the deities are not kept open for the whole time. They are drawn apart on and off after every few minutes, as it is believed that the bright eyes of the lord will turn a person unconscious if seen continuously for a long stretch. No bells are used at the temple as banke bihari is woken up gently. Don’t miss the opportunity of visiting this beautiful temple.
Govind Deva Temple
The temple is a masterpiece of sculpture and architecture, considered to be the finest in north india. The lotus flower is ornated in the main hall which multifolds the charm of the temple.
Sri Ranganatha Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Ranaganatha, a form of lord Vishnu with his shesha-naag (serpent). The temple has a majestic architecture and is 30 mtrs high with gold plated decorations. The rituals performed here are of south Indian style, which are bit different and interesting too. Not to miss!
It is one of the ‘top of list’ places to visit in vrindavan. The place has an eye-rolling story associated. There are numerous tulsi trees in the van (forest). The offerings made to the lord are done in three parts: Shringaar, Rajbhog and Shayan. It is believed that lord krishna along with radha visit there every night and perform Nitya raas. No person is allowed inside the temple at night as any human is believed to turn deaf, dumb, blind or even dies as they are unable to face the intense light and the presence of lord. I know, you are gonna visit it and even thinking of the night stay too, Kudos to the courage!
It also holds a significant importance in the history of vrindavan. According to the story, lord Krishna lifted the hill on his little finger to protect the village from intense rains.
Being the city of lord Krishna, the festival of janamashtami is celebrated here with great enthusiasm. Whole city participates in the celebrations and the cheerful environment around is a complete sight. Spiritual seekers seek solace in the heart of lord krishna.
So, come LET US GO TO Mathura/Vrindavan to give a chance to your divine heart turn!!