Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nepal Tourist Places

Nepal the land of Himalayas is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Nepal is a neighboring country of India. It is a small but beautiful country known for rich culture & tradition and a varied range of tourist attractions. There are numerous tourist destinations and attractions which boost Nepal tourism significantly.
Nepal is home to the eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest the highest pinnacle in the entire globe. There are many beautiful and interesting places, some of these are:
The city of Kathmandu, popularly known as City of Temples, is difficult to describe If on one hand it bears the burden of one of the poorest countries in the world, on the other it has also learnt to grow and accept the Western style of civilization, which, in a way, has led to heavy tourist traffic, giving boost to the industry that is the most important source of income for Nepal. Kathmandu is a small city founded around AD 723 as Manju-Patan .The opening of the country around 40 years back led to tremendous growth of tourism in the valley and the capital became a Mecca for trekkers, heaven for hippies, and a thriving cosmopolitan city.
Today Kathmandu is a fascinating old city where pagodas, narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. Here the experiences are amazing, views fascinating, and the climate charming.

Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important shrines which the Hindus from all over the word are supposed to visit at least one in their life. Several hundred thousands of devotees pay homage to this temple every year. The main temple of Lord Shiva in Pashupatinath area is open only to Hindus. The entry fee of Rs. 500.00 is charged for visitors in Pashupatinath area.
Literally meaning the Kali of the south, this temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of power. Goats, chickens, ducks etc. are sacrificed on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The temple itself is located in a forested canyon and lies 19 Km. from Kathmandu.
Buddhanath stupa located on the eastern side of Kathmandu close to Pashupatinath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world. Boudhnath is the religious centre for Nepal's considerable population of tibetans and here are a number of thriving monasteries. The entry fee for Bodhanath is Rs. 100.00
Swayambhunath temple, also popularly called as Monkey Temple, is situated on a beautiful hill on the western part of the main city of Kathmandu. It is a Buddhist temple, but one can see the harmony among Buddhist and Hindu devotees meet in Soyambhunath where both the kinds of temples. The entry fee is Rs. 100.00

Also known as BHADGAON meaning the city of devotes, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14Km east of kathmandu city. This place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. Above sea level. In Bhaktapur you will visit the Durbar Square with its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 Windows built by King Bupatindra Malla, the Nytapola Teple. This temple, which was also built by king Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of the Pagoda style and stands on five terraces, on each of which stands a pair of figures, famous strong men, elephants, lions, griffins and goddesses. Time permitting, a visit to the museum of Thanka painting can also be considered. A 30 minute walk brings you to the Dattatraya temple and Pujari Math which can also be done provided there is plenty of time at the clients' disposal.


As the most impressive destinations for the tourists from outside world, Kathmandu's old town, the Durbar Square, offers very rich variety of ancient wood carving, stone sculptures and unparallel architectures. The Kasthamandapa, a wooden building, from which the name Kathmandu originates is located in the Durbar Square. The entry fee is Rs. 200.00
There are some interesting museums in this area. Kumari Ghar, where Living Goddess Kumari has her residence is also here.

5 Km. away from Kathmandu city. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is a city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas, which are said to have been built in the 3rd century A.D. by Emperor Ashoka.You will see Durbar square, the Patan durbar (palace), which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna temple built by King Siddi Narsinh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, and Mahaboudha Temple.
A trip to the Tibetan Refugee Centre and the Handicraft Centre will be included during your visit to Patan, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and molding of metal statues.
The birth place of Lord Buddha
Nepal is as well known to the world as the sacred birth place of Lord Buddha as it is famous for its mountains and monuments. It attained a high level of civilization and prosperity, and its acclaim is well deserved. Buddha was born into a royal family. Immediately after his birth, he took seven steps in the four cardinal directions, and wherever he set foot, a divine lotus flower bloomed.
The main attraction at Lumbini is the Secred Garden, which is spread out over 8 sq km and contains all of the treasures of this historical area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Here we find a bas relief that shows Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother, giving birth to him. Standing west of the Mayadevi shirine is the oldest monument in Nepal, the Ashoka Pillar. The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in order to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Top Wildlife Destinations of India

Some Most Desirable Indian Wildlife Holiday Destinations

Indian subcontinent is richly endowed with varied climatic divisions and geographical floras and faunas. This diversity has resulted in creating a perfect environment for an equally vast variety of wildlife flora and fauna. Indian wildlife reserves offer some great wildlife experiences to the nature lovers. They range from majestic Himalayas of north to moist Nilgiri Hills in south with various lakes, deserts and forests in between. So let us take a look at some of the best wildlife destinations offered by the country to the nature lovers…

Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, Assam

Best season to visit: Nonmember to March
Location: 260kms from Guwahati
Also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this tiger reserve is home to some of the rarest and most endangered animal species of Indian subcontinent such as Indian one horned rhinoceros, capped langur, wild water buffalo and several others. No nature lover can get bored in the area as the topography keeps on changing from woodlands to swamps to elephant grass to even evergreen forests and majestic hills. It is this diversity that the place offers great opportunity to check out a rich mammal, reptile and bird life. To make your trip more memorable, there is also the opportunity to climb atop an elephant and get in close contact with the wild denizens of Kaziranga.

Gir National Park, Gujarat

Best season to visit: All times during the year except for the monsoon
Location: 365 kms from Ahmedabad
Pay court to the king of jungle in Gir Forests of the Gujarat as it is the only place in India where you can visit him. Their court and lineage has survived many battles and military coups. With a diverse wildlife and a large topography, the forest offers a lovely green setting right amidst the dry part of the state. Visit the park and you will most certainly be overwhelmed with the majestic presence of the Gir lions.

Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Best season to visit: October to June
Location: 230kms from Delhi
Considered to be one of the most sought after wildlife tourist destinations of India, Corbett National Park also enjoys the unique acclaim of being India’s first national park and oldest in Asia. Dedicated after the famous wildlife writer Jim Corbett, the park has healthy numbers of tigers, elephants and leopards living in its midst. If you are lucky, you can even get to spot the very endangered Gharial in the Ramganga river part of the park. However, to experience the true wildlife experience, do take up accommodations at the Dhikala lodge that is located in the inner reaches of the park. Though the lodge is completely fenced, yet you can experience the true wild by living so close to them.

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka

Best season to visit: All year round, especially beautiful in monsoons
Location: 200kms from Bangalore
One of the only few tiger reserves of the country to remain open all year round, Nagarhole tiger reserve witnesses the biggest cogregeration of elephants in the season of summer. In fact, it offers the best opportunity in the world to sight leopard in its natural settings. Not only this, the place is treasure house for the nature lovers as it is a fantastic viewing place for tigers and various species of birds too. In order to enjoy the place to its fullest, do take a ride onto the boat cruises or the jeep safaris that will take you into the depths of the reserve and give you the ultimate wildlife experience.     

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

Best season to visit: To view tigers- March to May and or a full wildlife experience- November to February
Location: 180 kms from Jaipur
Rajasthan and royalty are something that go hand in hand. Ranthambore with its tigers are considered to be one of the royal jewels of the state in its wildlife crown. Located amidst the oldest mountain ranges of India- the Aravalis, Ranthambore offers an oasis of wildlife in the otherwise barren mountain area. The reserve’s lake also plays host to a lot of winged visitors from places afar every winter. You can even spot Machli, the reserve’s own tiger that enjoys the tag of being the most photographed tiger of the world. Share some of the most exciting tiger stories at the beautiful ancient temple on the top of Ranthambore Fort.    

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Perfect Time To Visit Valley of Flowers National Park

If words could describe the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand, then
Eternity begins here in the “Valley of Flowers”. A land of endless meadows, with insurmountable snow capped peaks bearing icy glaciers that burst into streams, and a background of birdsong. Flowers carpet the entire valley and the leaves form a porous umbrella


The valley of flower lies in Uttarakhand bordered by Nepal and Tibet comes alive with the monsoon rain. The valley of flowers spread around 87 and declared as national park in 1982. The main Valley of Flowers is a glacial corridor, around five kilometers and 2 km wide. The Valley of Flowers National Park is located in Chamoli Garhwal, close to Nanda Devi National Park. It’s about 600 kilometers from Delhi, the nearest Airport is Dehradun and nearest railway station is Rishikesh.

The valley of flower opens from starting of June and the end of September as it's covered in snow the rest of the year. The best time to visit is from mid July to mid August, when the flowers are in full bloom after the first monsoon rain. The Valley of Flowers presents a different look each day when it becomes accessible from May to September.
Valley of Flower:
There are no human settlements inside the national park and grazing has been completely banned.
This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.  The valley is also home to several fauna like Himalayan musk deer, yellow throated marten, snow leopard, blue sheep, black and brown bears. It is also home to a variety of birds like Himalayan golden eagle, snow partridge, Himalayan snow cock, Himalayan monal, snow pigeon and sparrow.

There are no accommodation facilities inside the Valley in Flowers as visitors are not allowed to stay inside the park. Hotels and lodges can be found in Ghangaria.

Where to eat

Like options to stay, there are no options to eat inside the park too. It is advisable to carry enough food stocks to last your trek. Ghangaria is the place where one can find restaurant and hotels.
Important Tips:

Access to the National Park is checked at the entrance to the gorge just above Ghangaria, where a small entrance fee is payable.
Don't trample on flowers to take those photographs!
Wear warm clothing and carry packed food and water.
Make sure you're physically fit to undertake the trek. Carry first-aid and any medication that you are normally advised.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Some Unknown Indian Historical Facts

India is a country of diverse cultures, varied religions and innumerable languages and dialects. There are several fascinating things about this country’s history that you may not know. Here are just some of them…

·         World’s first university was built right here in India. The University of Nalanda in Takshila was established in 700 BC and is often termed as one of the biggest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. Students from all over the world came here to study courses in more than 60 subjects.

·         The three mathematical subjects Trigonometry, Algebra and Calculus have their origins in India. In fact, Sridhatacharya used quadratic equations as early as eleventh century. According to historical records, for Germans and Romans, the largest numbers were limited to 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as large as 10*53(10 to the power of 53) as early as 5000 BC with specific names for each. Even now, the highest that modern mathematics has gone to 10*12(Terra or 10 to the power of 12)

·         Indian medicine history shows usage of anesthesia from ancient times. Many ancient Indian texts give detailed account of the knowledge the ancient medical practitioners had of embryology, anatomy, metabolism, digestion, etiology, immunity and genetics.

·         Ayurveda enjoys the distinction of being the earliest known school of medicine known to mankind. It was actually consolidated by Charaka, also known as Father of Medicine, over 2500 years ago.

·         Your favorite board game, Snakes and Ladders, was created in this country by a 13th century poet Gyandev. Originally known as ‘Mokshpat’ and played with dices and cowrie shells, the ladders and snakes were a way of indicating virtues and vices that happen in a person’s life.  The game was a way of showing that good deeds are a way of taking a man up in his life while the snakes indicated the evil that takes a man through the cycle of rebirths.

·         One of the greatest contributions of India to western philosophy is grammar. Composed by Panini, the world had its first formal grammar lesson between 750 and 800 BC through his Astadhayi.  

·         It was Bhaskaracharya who calculated the exact time taken by Earth to orbit sun hundreds of years before the famed astronomer Smart. He gave the time to be 365.258756484, later confirmed by Smart.

·         It was recently proved by USA base IEEE organization that it was Prof Jagdish Bose and not Marconi who pioneered the wireless communication.

·         Surgery was an intimate part of Indian Medicine. In fact, Sushruta is termed as father of surgery as even 2600 years ago he was performing complicated procedures of brain surgery, plastic surgery, artificial limbs, cataract, caesareans, and urinary stones along with his fellow scientists. Over 125 surgical instruments were found to be used by them for these procedures.

·         Sanskrit is said to be the mother of all European languages. In fact, according to a Forbes magazine report, it is the most suitable language that can be used to design a computer software.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

India Travel Tips

India offers a different aspect of her personality – exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic to each traveler to the country

If you're planning to visit the India, fallowing travel tips can make your passage to India  much more comfortable and rewarding.
Travel light. You don’t want to drag heavy bags in this climate. India is about cultural immersion, not wardrobe changes. Pack only unlined cotton, linen, rayon, and thin silk clothes anything synthetic or heavier, and you will drip sweat. Bring a cotton-knit cardigan or light shoulder-wrap for frostily air-conditioned hotels and restaurants. Bring a zippered backpack or tote bag when you’re touring or walking around. You’ll be making a lot of impulse purchases and don’t want to carry around a bunch of plastic shopping bags. Forget about perfect grooming. You’ll soon get used to the heat, humidity, and dirty air. If you’re traveling on the cheap, bring an airline pillow for your comfort on crowded buses and trains and for overnights in less-than-deluxe digs. Drink sterilized water: Do not drink tap water. Carry water everywhere or buy on the fly.


Don’t avoid taking cabs. They are cheap. If your cab doesn’t have a meter, negotiate the price beforehand. 
Don’t pack shoes or anything with heels. Streets and attractions lack surfaces flat enough to handle any kind of heel. Even in nice restaurants, fancy shoes are overkill. Indians wear flip-flops or go barefoot. Jeweled flip- flops are as dressy as you need. Sneakers are fine for touring.
Don’t bring expensive jewelry, bags or sunglasses. Not only is India very casual, you don’t want to call attention to yourself or worry about your stuff
Last but not the least, Don’t show too much skin. Kama Sutra aside, this is a modest culture.


Reservations – You can book by phone or email.
Ask for a pick up - this seemed to work 60% of the time. When booking your reservation, ask for a pick up from the train station if that’s how you’re arriving.

 There are always many, many vendors for every product ,go shopping at all non ivy league streets- u'll find some great stuff- local and traditional- search-Bargain- buy! Use this principle and u'll be fine
Bargain shamelessly with vendors. They expect it and will typically go down to about two-thirds of their asking price.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Kerala tourism awaits tourists for monsoon season

Kerala Tour packages has so many fantastic vacationer locations. It decorates with so many unbelievable attractions and sitting room of tourist interest like wildlife parks, backwaters, beaches and sanctuaries, rich and legacy temples, earliest forts and palaces and recollection of Portuguese and British reign. Kerala Tour Packages in order words is an peaceful destination where tourists can enjoy ultimate holidays and take back home incredible memories to relish in forever Torrential rain showers are expected to fall in Kerala backwaters tour packages by the first week of June. The meteorological section says that there will be some impediment in the showers than regular. 

The arrival of downpour also marks the preliminary of Kerala honeymoon tour growth business designed plans to convey foreign tourist to the state for the heavy shower tour. Monsoon Kerala tour operators has become a new tendency in the state’s tourism in the few preceding years. The foreign tourist comes in search of Kerala tour Ayurved packages frequently. The overseas tourist are mainly from Germany, France, Russia, UK. Apart from this, many marital tourists from different parts of India comes to state for Kerala honeymoon tour Ernakulum district topped in districts followed by Thiruvananthapuram. Mainly the domestic tourists are pairs who come here for have their wedding in Kerala. The maximum number of domestic tourist’s entrance was on December and the lowest was on July. But now the leaning is upside down and more people come for a Kerala tour in eccentric Wildlife Tiger tour packages seems to make use of this trend and bring more customers to the glory. Kerala packages offer outstanding excitement and offer tourists to enjoy holiday with eventual experiences. So plan for Kerala holiday and enjoy the ultimate holidays with immense happiness and delight.

Attractive, Adventurous Wildlife Tiger safari in India

As the group of people and sightseeing activities in the already heavily populated region south of Kaziranga grows, the area’s four main wildlife corridors, including Kanchanjuri, continue to be squeeze by human being activity and road and rail network. In addition to the Wildlife tiger tour, the photos also captured important and in danger of extinction wildlife tiger safari in India such as elephants, wild boar, general leopards, barking deer and even a melanistic leopard, usually known as black panther.

Kaziranga Tiger Reserve has the world’s maximum concentration of Wildlife tiger tour packages. Animals migrating from Kaziranga during floods to the Karbi Anglong hills to the South use particular wooded strips or ‘corridors’ running transversely National thoroughfare 37 to arrive at higher earth. Four main corridors are currently in one piece – Panbari, Haldibari and Kanchanjuri. India is hallowed with the stunning seasons, likely picturesque perfection, and also the well-known
Indian wildlife tiger safari in India that smooth the progress of the travelers to occurrence the astonishing escapade while they expend their holidays here.

Worldwide and Indonesian maintenance groups transfer trainees embrace upkeep worldwide, Sumatran Orangutan, World Wildlife Fund storing up curriculum, and the Sungei Wain sheltered Forest Management Unit (Kalimantan). Branch of Forestry Ranger Police in attendance have travelled from Riau (Sumatra), North Sumatra, Jambi, Aceh West Sumatra and Central Kalimantan provinces. In addition to Indonesian and foreign instructors from Bukit Tigapuluh National Park and the STCP, the limited health division, instruction staffs have been gathered from regional Police, the Indonesian Rhino Conservation Program and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (Frankfurt Zoological Society).