Sikkim is the smallest state in India, second to Goa. It is situated in the lower Himalayas. The serene surroundings and lush green environment of Sikkim, makes it an ideal destination for people seeking breaks from their hectic schedules. Known for its scenic beauty, the state borders Nepal in the west, Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and Bhutan in the south-east.
In these uncertain times, when salaries are being squeezed and the cost of everything seems to be constantly going up, it can be a welcome relief to know that all inclusive holidays offer all the main essentials in the upfront cost. That way, you know how much your trip is going to cost and you don’t need to worry about over-spending while you’re away.
The name Kerala in Indian tourism today is synonymous with pleasures of vacationing, calmness, unbelievable serenity and a surreal experience of nature and its wonders. Kerala, the God’s own country, has been at the helm of the Indian tourism for a while now attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world as well as within India. Its beautiful beaches, greenery, waterfalls, misty hills and the world famous backwaters are treasures to behold and cherish. Kerala is on the top of everyone’s travel list and provides one the experience of a lifetime, which one is rarely to forget.
On the banks of the Valvanti River at Vithalapur Village in Sanquelim this Sunday took place a unique festival testament to the great culture of Goa; the Tripurari Poornima a unique boating festival was celebrated to mark the ending of Diwali.
The land where the sun never sets and people never rest, Goa is perhaps currently the hottest tourists destination in the country with domestic as well as international travelers wanting a piece of the experience of holidaying in this great state which epitomizes the good times in life.
Gujarat is a state which has so much to offer to the traveler who seeking to understand, discover and absorb the true beauty of India. The Vibrant Gujarat campaign has brought Gujarat back into the popular imagination by presenting its great culture, history, exquisiteness and hospitality which is attracting many domestic as well as international tourists to its doors.
From the land of the Gujaratis comes an annual treat for the lovers of culture, heritage and color – the Vautha fair also known as the Saptsangam fair for it is celebrated in the small town of Vautha some 55 km from the state capital of Gujarat where meets the great rivers of Sabarmati and Vatrak alongside five more rivers making the town the site for the confluence of seven rivers. The state of Gujarat has witnessed great surge in its tourism activities since the state’s Department of Tourism came up with the Vibrant Gujarat campaign under the overall ‘Incredible India’ advertising blitzkrieg.
For three days in the month of November the quaint and peaceful town of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district comes to life with joyous celebrations, dance, music and a lot of hullabaloo to celebrate the Nimar Utsav organized by the government of Madhya Pradesh to bring forth the culture and heritage of the region. The festival sees some of the best folk artists from the nearby regions gather to put on an exhibition of the finest folk music and dance that one gets to see in the country.
The shores of the Holy Renuka Ji Lake come alive in great festivity and exuberance for five days of the Kartik (November) month of the Hindu calendar to celebrate the meeting of Lord Parshuram (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and his mother Bhagwati Renuka Ji. On the eve of Devrabodini Ekadashi, begins the five day long Shri Renuka Ji Fair which sees thousands of devotees from all over the country flock to the shores of the beautiful Renuka Ji Lake to witness the most profound of all reunions in the Indian puranas. The festival this year begins from the 13th of November and goes on till the 17th of November.
India is a confluence of many fantastic regions each bringing with itself its own diversity, culture, history and heritage which only makes the experience of traveling in and to this country a cherished one among the travelers. The country often provides for some opportunity to travelers to explore the hinterland, the culture and the diversity of this vibrant nation.
Goa is known for its beautiful beaches, wine and adventure. Goa beaches have long been a favorite destination for beach lovers, couples and nature lovers. This place is with an impressive natural beauty has been rightly referred as ‘tourist’s paradise’.
Booking a holiday, no matter what type you choose, is an exhilarating experience – one that fills you with excitement and impatience, desperate for the departure day to get nearer! Wherever you opt to head for your holidays next year, one thing that plenty of people prepare in advance is what goes into their suitcase and you probably will, too.
Yes, that’s true. The small East Himalayan state has bagged the top post in the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 regions to visit in 2014, this suggestions makes Sikkim go above places like Kimberley in Australia, Mallorca in Spain and the Yorkshire County in England. The beauty and the efforts of its administration have finally been brought into world attention by this magnificent achievement of the state.
Nagaland is one of the seven sisters of India situated in the north east. Nagaland is bordered by Myanmar(Burma) in the east, Assam in the west, Manipur in the south and Arunachal Pradesh in the North. Formed in 1963 Nagaland is the 16th state of the Indian Union. Nagaland has a strong tribal culture which highly influences its folklore and music.
In keeping with my never ending love affair with wide ranging experiences, I lapped up an opportunity for a date with my inner-self in the form of an ‘Osho Meditation Camp’ at Nestling Meadows. ‘Osho’ as he is popularly known was born Chandra Mohan Jain. he was known as Acharya Rajneesh, as Shree Rajneesh, and as Osho during various phases of his journey as an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher with a large following both within India and abroad.