Andaman and Nicobar Islands Short Tour Guide
HAVELOCK ISLAND Short Tour Guide
Havelock Island, located 50 kms by sea from Port Blair via Neil Island, holds the key to the storehouse of fun and adventure. It is a picturesque natural par-adise with beautiful white beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forests. This island houses the famed Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach and Vijay Nagar Beach including trekking through the forest on the north western part of the island.
This island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests, beckons everyone to enjoy the frolic and fun at the azure sea. Premium scuba diving and snorkeling are the high-lights of the gorgeous Havelock Island. Glass-bot-tomed boats provide a similar up-close marine life experience. Jungle treks and camping are popular landlubbing activities, though more delicately dis-positioned can choose to retire to one of several lux-ury resorts. One can refuel with fresh coconut milk and succulent, just-caught seafood, which domi-nates the local cuisine book here Andaman tour packages at lowest price
Andhra Pradesh Short Tour Guide
ARAKU VALLEY Short Tour Guide
Araku Valley is an amazing hill station, one of unfath-omable valleys that lures the tourists with its breath-taking landscapes and pleasant weather. Lush green forest, musical notes of waterfalls makes the jour-ney more lively, located 115 kms from Vizag, Andhra Pradesh and close to Odisha border.
The altitude is 1,300 mts above the sea level and the valley spreads around 36 kms. The drive on the Ghat road to Araku valley is entirely lined with thick forest on either side, climbing 4,500 ft and slid-ing down to 3,000 ft of valley which makes the trip very thrilling. More than 40 tunnels and number of bridges, on the way welcome the tourists warmly. Other attractions are Tyda Park, Borra Caves, Anan-thagiri, Gosthani River, Tribal Museum, coffee plan-tations, Katiki Waterfalls, Dumbriguda Waterfalls, Bheemili Beach and Chaparai Waterfalls.
Delhi Short Tour Guide
CHANDNI CHOWK Short Tour Guide
Chandni Chowk, originally meaning “moonlit square” or “moonlit market”, is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi.
With the most famous mosque of Delhi, Jama Masjid, built in 1650 in the vicinity, it is an unusual street that has several famous religious shrines, belonging to coexisting religions, lending the street a genuine cultural harmony. Starting from the Red Fort, the street has Digambar Jain Temple, Hindu Gauri Shankar Temple, Christian Central Baptist Church, Sikh Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Muslim Sunehri Masjid.
Chandni Chowk is always buzzing with life. The environment here is electric. Waves of people can sweep you away if you remain static for a moment on the street. It can aptly be called a living museum. Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest bazaar exist-ing in India today. It is the perfect place to shop in. Chandni Chowk is home to several famous restau-rants/confectioners (halwais) and one cannot miss the parantha at the Paranthawala gully or Jellibis at the Jellibiwalla. get her find more information about Delhi Sightseeing Tour by Car.
Goa Short Tour Guide
DUDHSAGAR FALLS Short Tour Guide
Dudhsagar Falls, a four-tiered waterfall, is located on the Mandovi River in Goa. It is 60 kms from Pan-aji by road and is located on the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46 kms south of Madgaon and 60 kms north of Belgaum. Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India’s tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 m (1017 ft) and an average width of 30 m (100 ft). The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanc-tuary and Mollem National Park amongst the West-ern Ghats. The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states.
The area is a wild and scenic deciduous forest with rich bio diversity and an ardent bird watchers paradise. About 200 species of birds are found in the sanctuary. It is a popular site for trekking and hik-ing. The fall looks stunning in monsoon as clouds of milky foam rises from the falls bottom. Nearby is the Tamdi Surla Temple built by the Kadambas. Dudhsagar is set amidst breathtaking scenery over-looking a steep, crescent-shaped head of a valley carpeted with pristine tropical forest that is only accessible on foot or by train here find list of 5 Star Hotels in Goa
Gujarat Short Tour Guide
DWARKA Short Tour Guide
Turn back the cosmic clock, let your imagina-tion plummet suddenly into 1500 BC, and you may begin to recreate in your mind’s eye, a city of gold – Dwarka, the mesmerising kingdom of Lord Krishna. Dwarka is a remote pilgrimage town at the extreme western tip of the Kathiawar peninsula and is one of the four most holy Hindu sites in India. It’s a well-organised town, busy with pilgrims and farmers.
The most popular tourist attraction in Dwarka is Somnath Temple which is situated in Prab-has Kshetra near Veraval. The temple has been destroyed and reconstructed six times and thus, it is known as ‘The Shrine Eternal’. Dwarka Light-house located at Rupen Creek is around 43 metres high and was built between 1960 and 1962, from where people can see the panoramic views and lovely sunsets. The Nageshwara Jyotirlinga Tem-ple also known as the Nagnath temple, is situated on the outskirts of Dwarka. Some other spots include Dwarkadish Temple, Rukshamanee Mandir, Beyt Dwarka, Gomati Sangam Ghat and Gita Mandir. Gujarat tour packages
Himachal Pradesh Short Tour Guide
Dharmashala Short Tour Guide
Dharmashala, lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 17 kms north-east of Kangra town, is a hill station wooded with oak and conifer trees and snowcapped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front.
Dharmashala is divided into two distinct parts – Lower Dharmashala, which has civil offices and business establishments with courts, and Kot-wali bazar and Upper Dharmashala comprises of places with names which bear witness to its history like McLeod Ganj and Forsythe Ganj. As it became a temporary headquarter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharmashala has risen to international fame as “The Little Lhasa in India”. McLeodganj is nine kms from Dharmashala.
By virtue of its natural backdrop, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium (DCS) is one of the most attractive cricket stadiums in India.
One can enjoy trekking at Kareri, watch beauti-ful paintings of ancient indian mythology characters at Nurpur, explore a glorious past at Kotla Fort, go sight-seeing at Kunal Pathri, discover one’s spiritual side at St. John’s Church, to be a part of prayer and religious festivals Baijnath Shiv Temple and also go on a shopping spree at the Kotwali Bazar for general shopping and McLeod Ganj for Tibetan handicrafts here click and find Himachal Pradesh Tour packages details.
Jammu & Kashmir Short Tour Guide
KATRA Short Tour Guide
Katra is a small town in Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is situated. It is located 42 kms from the city of Jammu. Katra town serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is approachable on foot along a 13 kms long well laid footpath. Every year more than 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine. From here a trek of around 12 kms takes a pilgrim to the Holy Shrine.
Charan Paduka, the place where the imprints of Mata’s pious feet are believed to be imprinted on a rock slab is a popular tourist spot. Some other spots include Darshan Dwar, Ban Ganga, Bhairo Mandir, Shalimar Park, Trikuta Parvat and Geeta Mandir. Sanji Chhat is a delightful little plateau, two and a half kilometers short of the Holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi Ji. Since the upward gradient ends at this point and the scenic view it offers, this place is a pleas-ant halt for the pilgrims. Helicopter service between Katra and Sanjhichhat is a major tourist attraction
Badami formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The locale of its famous cave temples, made up of two giant sand-stone hills that flank the placid water of the Agastya Lake paint a stark picture of earthy reds, muddy greens and stone browns set against a sky of acrylic blue – burning an impression into the canvas of your mind. Bidar is the northern most district of Karna-taka. Bidar is situated almost in the centre of geo-graphical ‘Deccan’ and the eastern border of the his-torical ‘Deccan’.
Landmarks in Badami include cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions and sculptures. A Bud-dhist cave in a natural setting that can be entered only by crawling on knees. The Bhuhtanatha tem-ple, a small shrine, facing the lake, constructed in 5th century. Badami Fort is situated on top of the hill. The Mallikarjuna temple dating back to the 11th century, built on a star shaped plan and an archae-ological museum has collection of sculptures from Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. Bidar, termed as City of Whispering Monuments, has a rich archae-ological heritage from the Bahmani era. Bidar fort, considered as one of the most formidable forts of the country. The Gumbaz Darwaza is an enormous awe-inspiring structure. Some other tourist desti-nations are Gagan Mahal (Heavenly palace), Takht Mahal (Throne Palace), Tarkash Mahal, Rangeen Mahal, Bahamani tombs, Chaubara, Jharani Nar-asimha Cave Temple, Nanak Jhira Sahib. Basa-vakalyan is developing fast as a tourist destination. click here find more details about Kashmir Tour Packages.
Kerala Short Tour Guide
Wayanad Short Tour Guide
Wayanad is a district in the north-east of Kerala. Wayanad district stands in the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau and its chief glory is the majestic Western Ghats with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys. In the centre of the district, hills are lower in height while the northern area has high hills and they give a wild and mountainous appearance. The eastern area is flat and open.
Chembra Peak, located near Meppadi in the southern part of Wayanad, is the tallest of peaks in the region. The climb up of the Chembra Peak is an exhilarating experience, as each stage in the climb unfolds great expanses of Wayanad and the view gets wider as one goes up to its summit. Nee-limala, located in the south-eastern part of Wayanad is a trekkers delight with options for different trek-king routes. Some of the other tourist attractions are Meenmutty waterfalls, Chethalayam, Pakshipa-thalam and Banasura Sagar Dam. Snuggled amidst the Western Ghats Mountains, Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations of Kerala. Wayanad shelters endangered species as it has an amazing range of flora and fauna. click here find more details about Kerala Tour Packages from Delhi.
Maharashtra Short Tour Guide
TADOBA NATIONAL PARK Short Tour Guide
The Tadoba National Park, often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidharba”, lies in the district of Chandrapur in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra.
Located in the heart of a reserved forest, it is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants, and wildlife that includes tigers, panthers, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, etc. Tadoba Lake sustains the marsh crocodile, which were once common all over Maharashtra.
The Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Santuary together form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The park derives its name from “Taru” the local deity, whereas the Andhari River that mean-ders through the forest gives the sanctuary its name. The main attraction of the Tadoba National Park is its jungle safari trips in open top Gypsy vehi-cles, buses with trained local guides, click here find more details about Maharashtra Tour packages.
Odisha Short Tour Guide
Udayagiri Short Tour Guide
Udayagiri in the district of Jajpur, the largest Bud-dhist complex in Odisha, is composed of major stu-pas and monasteries. Recent excavations have revealed the ancient name of the monastery as Madhavapura Mahavihara. The entire area is found located at the foothills of a large hill that acts as an imposing backdrop.
The archaeological remains at Udayagiri consist of a brick stupa, two brick monasteries, a beautiful stepped stone well with inscriptions on it and rock-cut sculptures at the top of the hill behind.
Udayagiri provides visitors a grand sight with its newly excavated sprawling monastery complex that has to be reached through a long stairway. The un-excavated area poses a mystery to archaeologists, art lovers and lay visitors alike with the prospects of the hidden treasures that lie buried. Adventure seekers will be thrilled by the ascent to the hilltop. The hilly, serpentine, all-weather approach road on the other side of Udayagiri, is another added attraction. Odisha tour packages
Punjab Short Tour Guide
AMRITSAR Short Tour Guide
Amritsar is one of the largest cities of the Punjab state, historically also known as Ramdaspur and colloquially as Ambarsar. It is home to the Harman-dir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion. There are several religious and heritage attractions in and around the city which are worth visiting.
The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) is one of the most visited places in Amritsar, followed by Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Border. Some of the major attractions are Gobindgarh Fort, the only sur-viving fort from the times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh; Durgiana Temple of Goddess Durga, whose struc-tural design resembles the Golden Temple; Maha-raja Ranjit Singh Museum and Panaroma which has a collection of archival records from the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and also includes life-size paintings, as well as dioramas (three-dimensional scenes) of the Maharaja’s early life; Ram Tirath which is believed to have been the ashram of Maha-rishi Valmiki, the composer of the epic Ramayana. Apart from these, leisure spot like Rambagh Palace which is a beautiful garden and is a tribute to Guru Ram Das, the founder of the city is also a place which should not be missed. click here find more details about Punjab Tour Packages
Telangana Short Tour Guide
WARANGAL Short Tour Guide
Warangal, located 148 kms north-east of the state capital of Hyderabad, is the second-biggest city after Hyderabad in Telangana. The city represents a clus-ter of three towns such as Warangal, Kazipet and Hanamkonda. The city is famous for many attrac-tions and for its heritage.
The major attractions of this city are Thousand Pillar Temple in Hanamkonda, which is among the most famous monuments of Telangana, was built by the Kakatiya King Rudra Deva in 1163 AD in Cha-lukyan style of temple architecture and Warangal Fort, which was built during the reign of Kakatiyas in the 13th century, is a combination of geometrical intricacies and beautiful arches. Other spots include Bhadrakali Temple; Khush Mahal; Ramappa Tem-ple; Ramappa Lake; Pakhal Lake; Kolanupaka; Sammakka Saralamma Temple; Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple and Eturunagaram Sanctuary, on the banks of River Godavari, is a dense forest, which is home to Spotted Deer, Neelgai, Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, Panther and Tiger. click here find more details about Pilgrimage Tours in India
Uttarakhand Short Tour Guide
TEHRI Short Tour Guide
Tehri is located with a proximity to Dehradun (110 km) and New Delhi (300 km). New Tehri itself is a modern town now spread over an altitude from 1,550 mts., overlooking the gigantic lake and the Tehri Dam.
The Tehri Dam is one of the world’s largest hydro-electric projects harnessing waters of two impor-tant rivers of the Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. And the lake provides a hundred oppor-tunities to the adventure lovers be it scuba diving, angling, canocing, rowing, boating, water scooter, speed boating, rafting, kayaking, house boat, cruise boating or any other water sports that you can think. And if you have a mind to explore the places close by, don’t miss the towns of Devprayag and Chamba. Devprayag is one of the five scared prayags (con-fluences) of the Alaknanda, and Chamba is a town-ship lying high at an altitude of 1,524 mts, offering a splendid view of the snow capped Himalayas and the serene Bhagirathi valley. Similarly, Chandrab-adni mountain hold a beautiful temple which com-mands a beautiful view of the Surkunda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks.
Some other popular tourist destinations are Buda Kedar, which is a prominent temple located in the district, Khatling Glacier which lies around 62 kms away from the town of Tehri. This is a very popular tourist spot where you can try your hand at skiing. Other important places to visit in Tehri Gar-hwal include Badrinath (known for its hot springs), Devaprayag, Gautam Rishi’s temple and Sem Mukhem temple. click here find more details about Uttarakhand Tour Packages.
West Bengal Short Tour Guide
SUNDERBANS Short Tour Guide
The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80 kms into the Ban-gladeshi and Indian hinterland from the coast. The Sundarbans has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sunderbans forest is home to more than 250 Royal Bengal Tigers. As you enter the adventurous wild land of the Sunderbans, you will be thrilled to see the chital deer and rhesus monkey. The aqua fauna of Sunderbans include a variety of fish, red fiddler crabs, and hermit crabs. There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks. Sunderbans National Park is also noted for its conservation of the Ridley Sea Turtle. An incredible variety of reptiles is also found in Sun-derbans – these include king cobra, the rock python and the water monitor. The endangered river terra-pin, Batagur baska, is found on the Mechua Beach, while barking deer are found only on Haliday Island in the Sunderbans.
Hiron Point a beautiful spot, great for spotting tigers and other wildlife. Tin Kona Island is popu-lar spot for wildlife spotting. Katka a base for safa-ris, and good spot to see tigers and for bird-watch-ing. Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, most of the tigers are sighted from this tower. Some other wildlife like axis deers and crocodiles may also be seen from this watch tower. Sajnekhali Watch Tower, another watch tower that also houses a museum, a Bono-bibi Temple and a crocodile park within its premises. Sajnekhali Pakiralaya, Dobanki Watch Tower, Dub-lar Char Island, Buridabri, and Netidhopani, which has a temple that’s 400 years old. click here find more details about South India Tour Packages with swantour.com its a leading tour organization in India.