May 21, 2017 By:
Budhakholo  It is situated near Buguda, Ganjam, Odisha. A place is all about hill station, mysterious waterfall, unreturnable cave, natural beauty where one can feel the heavenly peace at there. How to reach: It's almost 100 km from Bhubaneswar airport.From airport you can book a cab to reach there. Where to stay: There are loads of hotels and motels are there with convenience price with all kind of facilities and also safety measures. You need to enjoy the nature's beauty in the day time only. You should have to leave the place before sunset for your safety proposes. Key attractive points: The waterfall has an mysterious process I.e when guys chants "Hari bol" and girls make sound huluhulia then the speed of flow of water rises . Another mystery related to this place is there is a cave ,you need to walk almost 3 km in the forest and once you find the cave you couldn't recall the way you entered into it . There is a Shiva temple situated at the top of the hill.who is the guardian of this entire place. Out of 1000 steps last 21 have the architect of flattened steps like a ladder. You can feast here with your family and friends. All necessary cooking instruments are provided by the committee of the Shiv temple​​​. Hope you would like this place. I bet you can proudly say "incredible India"  & "outstanding odisha" after exploring a completely different place with lots of mystery.

May 21, 2017 By:
Last year we thought of visiting the Kolkata during September, just before the Durga Puja. We had planned for three days stay in Kolkata and had chalked out our travel plan accordingly. Our journey started on a Sunday morning. As soon as we checked out of the airport our chauffeur, whom we had already booked, greeted us 'Namaste'. He helped us with our lug gages as we made ourselves comfortable in the car. Then we headed towards our hotel which was in salt-lake. It took us around half an hour to reach our destination.We had booked a single Air conditioned room in the hotel blue orchid. The room was spacious and well- maintained. It was afternoon when we had reached, so we ordered for our lunch.The food was simple but tasty. We took rest for some time and then started our expedition in the evening. The first place we went was Ecopark. By car, it took us around 10 minutes to reach the place. The Park covered a huge area and we knew that one or two hours will not be sufficient to explore the place. The park had a beautiful lake which was adorned with artificial islands. We enjoyed a shikara ride in one the boats which was stationed there. We visited the fruit, tea, mask garden. Then we also tried the duo cycling and e-biking for the first time. It was real fun. By this time the evening sky was painted with a pale tint of orange and we enjoyed taking selfies and groupies basking in its beauty. We had our dinner in a restaurant in city-centre 2, which half a kilometre from Ecopark. The first day, started at Chennai and ended in Kolkata quite well.  Ecopark Kolkata gets a 4 rating out of 5 for the beautiful ambience and lush green lawn.   The next day we started around 8 o' clock in the morning. First, we visited the famous Dakshineshwer temple. The temple is built beside the Hooghly River in the ancient architectural style. Luckily we didn't have to stand for a long time in the queue to offer our prayers. After the puja in the temple, we went to Belur math by boat. It seemed that the wide expanse of clear water washed away all the sins of the devotees. At the Belur math, we relished the bhog which is served at the temple religiously as lunch. The serene ambience of the math is refreshing and bags 4.5 rating. After a religious start, we headed towards our next destination that was Esplanade better known as the new market. At the first glance, the place seemed to be impenetrable because of its crowd but we still managed to make our way. Every nook and corner of the market, were a display of the sheen dresses, chic handbags, dazzling jewellery and much more. It is a place where we could bargain to our heart's content. This old market of Kolkata deserves a 5 on 5 rating. The evening had just started to set in as we moved towards our next destination that is the Victoria memorial. The lush green lawn around the memorial was a relief for the eyes. We spend some time sitting on the lawn enjoying the dusk. The easy stroll amidst the hanging branches of the trees at the dusk was really pleasing. The next morning we were very late as we all got up around 11. Someone had suggested us that sector 5 had some awesome restaurants, so we decided to have our brunch in one of those; Bhojohaori Manna, which is famous for its Bengali cuisine.It is a perfect restaurant for a family get-together. Every delicacy that they served had the authentic Bengali taste in it. The famous 'bhapa ilish' is worth tasting moreover the ambience made us feel at home. After a heart filling food we decided to visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari in Jorasanko, north of Kolkata.The house is built in the old architectural style of the ancient zamindars. Most of the place is now turned into a museum showcasing the literary works, applauds, medals earned by Tagore.The place still has the aura of the Tagore's time. The next, we visited Nandan, the famous cultural centre of Kolkata. We watched a movie at the lowest price that we had ever paid. The movie did not turn out to be very good but when we came out of the theatre we found that people were playing guitar, mouth-organ, enjoying the music around the area. The love for music and art is in the blood of the Bengalis and it was proved here. As the city got shrouded in the night's blanket we prepared ourselves for our backward journey. Kolkata is allured us for the next visit and this sojourn ended blissfully.                    

May 10, 2017 By:
Manali is truly one of the best famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, India for spending holiday with our family member. That was a promising day - my tour to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. I am a man who loves to travel long distances but while making a trip to Manali I nodded off. My mother woke me up to state we had come to. The minute I opened my eyes I was astonished - blue skies, white mountains, green land. It was extremely icy as well. We remained in a hotel close to the stream Beach. From the window of my room I could see the Rohtang pass. It was completely secured with snow. I haven't seen such a wonderful mountain ever some time recently. It was an amazing experience!! At Solang valley, we had the option of jumping from three heights. Initially I was a bit hesitant, but ultimately chose the highest point. First we went up via trolley. Then we trekked to reach the paragliding point that was a few meters down. I was quite nervous when we reached there. The thought of jumping from a mountain cliff does sound scary, doesn't it?? Manali is a really beautiful place indeed! Infact the way to Manali will give you an amazing view to look at if you choose to go by Car/Bus. One thing to keep in mind while booking a hotel is to choose the one which is near to Mall road! And make sure the hotel has a good view from balcony or window because if you are not waking up to a beautiful view its certainly a big miss! Best places to visit is Manali is 1.Solang Valley 2. Gulaba 3. Rohtang 4. Jugni Falls 5. Hidimba Temple 6. Cafes in Old Manali and if you are a Snow Lover! Just like me! then prefer going in December ! Thats the best time to visit Manali!

May 9, 2017 By:
Journeys have always fascinated me to the core. Being one of the activities I love the most, travelling not only refreshes me but also give me lots of memories I cling to throughout my lifetime. One such beautiful travel experience is the trip to Maa Vaishno Devi temple in Katra. The abode of my Maa, the supreme power and the Goddess herself. My journey started from the north-eastern state of Assam, from the hustling town of Guwahati. It was a journey with my mother and two of my aunts. We started out on a late February day by Rajdhani express at 7 am. My father and a sister in law came to bid us on this beautiful journey. Though I wanted my sis in law to accompany a lot, she couldn't for some health issues. We were both in tears as the train chugged out of the station whistling through the slums located near the tracks onto the mesmerizing Saraighat Bridge across the River Brahmaputra. I loved train journeys very much, looking out to the fields and is also the place I resort to another most loved activity of mine- reading. The day went by lazily sleeping and reading into the night and then to the next morning. I hardly knew which stations passed by in the midst of the night. We reached Delhi around 1 pm and checked into Mayur Assam hotel in Arakashan road in Paharganj. It was a stay of few hours as we again had a train at night to Jammu. As we had few hours to spare, we roamed the markets in Arakashan road, had lunch and came back to the hotel to rest for some time. Thereafter, we had a train from Old Delhi railway Junction to Jammu Tawi junction at 8.30 pm. We reached Jammu early the morning next day and took a bus from Jammu to holy town Katra. The ride from Jammu to Katra was pleasant crossing small hills into the valley wherefrom we can see the breathtaking view of the route to the Maa Vaishno Devi temple. Once we reached Katra, we checked into a local hotel, ate, bathed and packed light clothes to start for the temple. We had pre-bookings of stay in Gouri Bhawan in the temple premises which is why we took clothes with us. Thereafter, started the long walk to the temple premises. I should surely add here, the 12 km long walk was indeed very refreshing. It is true when people say there is no pain felt when you walk miles to visit your Maa. The road spotted with holy souvenir shops and religious songs gave us company as we reached the entrance of the temple. We walked through the long queue and visited our holy Maa. She was graceful in her abode, the calmness and graceful aura surrounding the whole premises. Words fall short of describing how much I adore her and love her. She is the one and only, the ever power and ever knowing and the supreme amongst all. Once we had her view, we went to the Gouri Bhawan and stayed for the night. We had bookings for the aarti early at 5 am in the morning so we hastily slept off. It was already dark when we woke up for the aarti and got ready to start for the temple again. We witnessed the aarti- the divine prayer to the deity and the call to seek her blessings and love. Thereafter, we went to see Maa once again before leaving for Bhairav mandir on the mountaintop. After reaching Bhairav Mandir by walking 2.5 kms uphill, we offered prayers and then sat awhile there and then took the way back to the base. We reached after around six hours and took rest to our fill. Next day, we did some local shopping and headed for Jammu in a bus. Once we reached there, we stayed for few hours before heading for Delhi in a train. We reached Delhi the next day and stayed in a hotel at Karol Bagh. We had entire two days to spare and we shopped, visited friends and places across Delhi. After the refreshing two days in Delhi, we headed for Guwahati again in the same Rajdhani Express with a hope to come back to Delhi and mostly to visit Maa again in the near future. We reached Guwahati the next evening with my father waiting at the station for us to pick us up. The journey from Guwahati to Maa Vaishno Devi temple was indeed much refreshing and joyful. It is indeed always a happy moment when one visits Maa's abode.

March 6, 2017 By:
 Last month i had visited along with my family members to a famous temple in the state of jharkhand,india.the famous place is callled as rajrappa. this temple hosts the idol of maa chinnamastika. this temple is dedicated to goddess chinnamastika is a hindu pilgrimage which is located at ramgarh district of jharkhand. the place attracts devotees all parts from bihar, jharkhand,west bengal.this temple is located at rajrappa, 42 k.m. away from my hometown hazaribagh along nh-23 in the ramgarh district of jharkhand.rajarappa is also a tourist attraction. it is situated on a hillock at the confluence of the damodar and bhera(bhairavi)rivers near the rajrappa falls.the temple enshrines the goddess chinnamastika (the beheaded goddess kali),one of the ten forms of the goddess durga. in our vedas and puranas it has been recognized as an ancient and strong source of shakti. the statue shows the goddess holding her own head in her left hand and her head drinking the blood oozing out of her neck. many smalller temples have been built around the main temple such as the temples of ashtamatrika & dakshina kali.a large number of pilgrims arrive here through out the year. large congregation of people takes place here during the full moon and new moon nights.owing to religious importance of the place.it is also popular among the disciples for marriage and ritual of mundane or shaving the head. vehicle owners come here to get blessings for the new vehicles as they believe that the first worship of vehicles here multiple the life of vehicles and brings luck to the owners . in the month of january a special fare is heldon the festival of makar sankranti and attended by lakhs of people. there are famous lodges and hotels are situated for tourist’s accommodation. one of the famous lodge is madhuban.which gives 24*7 hours service to customer. the main moto of the hotel is customer satisfaction. the nearest airport is ranchi airport jharkhand which is at distance of 40 k.m. from the temple. i would like to say that the visitors should visit this famous spot once in their life time to fulfil their wishes and must enjoy the environment.maa chinnamastika temple:- last month i had visited along with my family members to a famous temple in the state of jharkhand,india.the famous place is callled as rajrappa. this temple hosts the idol of maa chinnamastika. this temple is dedicated to goddess chinnamastika is a hindu pilgrimage which is located at ramgarh district of jharkhand. the place attracts devotees all parts from bihar, jharkhand,west bengal.this temple is located at rajrappa, 42 k.m. away from my hometown hazaribagh along nh-23 in the ramgarh district of jharkhand.rajarappa is also a tourist attraction. it is situated on a hillock at the confluence of the damodar and bhera(bhairavi)rivers near the rajrappa falls.the temple enshrines the goddess chinnamastika (the beheaded goddess kali),one of the ten forms of the goddess durga. in our vedas and puranas it has been recognized as an ancient and strong source of shakti. the statue shows the goddess holding her own head in her left hand and her head drinking the blood oozing out of her neck. many smalller temples have been built around the main temple such as the temples of ashtamatrika & dakshina kali.a large number of pilgrims arrive here through out the year. large congregation of people takes place here during the full moon and new moon nights.owing to religious importance of the place.it is also popular among the disciples for marriage and ritual of mundane or shaving the head. vehicle owners come here to get blessings for the new vehicles as they believe that the first worship of vehicles here multiple the life of vehicles and brings luck to the owners . in the month of january a special fare is heldon the festival of makar sankranti and attended by lakhs of people. there are famous lodges and hotels are situated for tourist’s accommodation. one of the famous lodge is madhuban.which gives 24*7 hours service to customer. the main moto of the hotel is customer satisfaction. the nearest airport is ranchi airport jharkhand which is at distance of 40 k.m. from the temple. i would like to say that the visitors should visit this famous spot once in their life time to fulfil their wishes and must enjoy the environment. Share your most amazing travel expirence or a photo on travel blog with other members. Join Bangalore Travel Club to know more such amazing places aroun bangalore to explore.

February 21, 2017 By:
  When most people plan college trips to Goa, we changed our minds and ventured into the unexplored lands of the North East. Most people won't know this but one of the only places in India which follows matriarchial society is Shillong. Here, the man moves to his wife's house after marriage, there is equality apart from the serenity radiating from the lands.  As soon, as we landed on the grounds of Guwahati airport, the cluster of buildings in Delhi altered to rich green paddy fields and the smell of the recent downpour made us dizzy(in a good way) . We crossed the mighty Brahmaputra, the little ferries and fingers crossed to catch a glimpse of river dolphins. The drive from Guwahati to Shillong took about 2 and a half to three hours, the drive was beautiful. Also, as soon as we entered Meghalaya, the sweaty humidity of Guwahati vanished into a perfect weather. The first tourist site which welcomed us was the Barapani lake, which was huge and reminded of the great river in Hogwarts. Then we aclimatised ourselves to the weather on the first day, took a stroll towards the police Bazar( Glorys Plaza and Fancy market is one of the best places to buy clothes and shoes respectively). Treated ourselves to a plate of momos, and rested for the remaining night.  The following day, we started early towards the Shillong peak which is the highest point in Shillong. The weather was slightly cold but the sight was such a treat to the eyes. It was so peaceful and calm, entire Shillong was before us, and it was gorgeous! We had a delightful breakfast consisting of chai and maggi. Next stop was the root bridge. Root bridge is a man made bridge made of rubber trees, built by villagers decades ago. We climbed down a couple of 150 steps to a breathtaking view of the rootbridge, mid way, we gorged down on ripe pineapples and citrusy fruits. Rootbridge was the best memory of my Shillong trip, the clear waters of the stream below, it was hard to believe that a structure so beautiful existed. After climbing up the exhausting stroll, we moved on to the next location, which was Dawki.   Dawki is situated on the India Bangladesh border and is around 60 kms from Shillong, the Dawki waters are so clear that you can see the reflection of your own boat. To boat, we climbed down a rocky trek towards a small beach. We hopped onto narrow kayak like boats and passed through arches and the water was so clear, we could see fish and stones. We had some refreshing cool drinks and lunch in a dhaba enroute to our guest house. The next day we went to a nearby lake called Ward's Lake, boated through the lake, interacted with the local crowd. Also, there's a zoo nearby which has deer, and many species of birds. We also heard that there was a Butterfly Museum nearby but thinking of dead butterflies clipped on glass gave us the creeps. We had lunch in a local restaurant called Bamboo hut, the momos and coffee was delicious. Cafe Shillong is one of the most popular cafes, with live music and one of the only places in India which serve Beef. We were lucky that it wass a weekend, we saw Lou Majou, a popular Shillong artist perform and forced ourselves on delicious food, One of my friends really enjoyed the beef burger though I didn't try. Thukpa and Chocolate shake was sumptous.    Since, we only had a short tripped planned, we went to the Cathedral, which was all in blue matching with the clear blue skies of Shillong. Inside, it was very quiet and peaceful. We roamed around the area, it was huge.  Taking a quick bite from a nearby Cafe Munchies, we drove back to Guwahati along with our hearts full of serenity, peace and calm. Shillong is known as capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. With its amazing beauty and breathtaking lakes and rivers it never fails to give you amazing experiences. Share your travel thoughts on travel blogs and if your planning a trip you can join travel forum to get more info.  

January 7, 2017 By:
For a young woman who was trapped in a 9 to 7 internship routine throughout summer, a long weekend in the pleasant month of August turns out to be a blessing in disguise. In order to get away from work pressure as well as academic blues, this woman (i.e. myself) chalked out a short trip to the ‘Pink City’ from August 20th until 22nd; in order to indulge in shear relaxation and exploration. I did not wish to burn a hole in my pocket by booking an air ticket neither did I have enough time to take a 7 hour long train journey hence, I decided to drive down to the vibrant city of Jaipur. What next? Well, which hotel should I check in at? Honestly, I did not want to compromise on this front and wanted to relax at a hotel that in itself is an eye-candy even if I do not step out at all; hence I chose ‘Savai Mann Singh Rest Rooms’ by Taj, located right next to the Rambagh Palace. Day 1 With an archaic yellow suitcase and 2 hand bags full of ‘Farsaan’ and ‘Aloo Puri’, my drive began at 6 in the morning and I had set foot in the hotel at 11AM, sharp. Through the beautiful ‘Aravalis’ into the city of hues, it was a comfortable drive with no potholes on the roads and moderate sort of traffic. As I got the keys for room number 410, I entered a royal and beautiful room and because I had asked for a garden view, I spotted this beautiful peacock sitting right outside, probably waiting for his beloved before they could pull off a dance! After some 10 minutes of being awestruck and a nap of about 2 hours, I went in for a quick swim in the hotel pool and ordered some lip-smacking pool side snacks to get rid of ALL the fatigue. Later in the evening, I walked into the Rambagh Palace for a stroll and the shutterbug within my soul said ‘Time for some night light photography maybe?’ hence, I clicked these pictures – (Thanks to the weather for such a beautiful skyline though) Post the photography hour, I thought to myself- ‘What does one need at the end of a long day? Good Food? Indeed’ And so, I ordered a special Rajasthani Thali for dinner which consisted of ‘Marwari Kadhi’, ‘Gatte Ki Sabzi’, ‘Nawab-e-Paneer’ and home cooked ‘Dal (Plus desserts, all for Rs. 800) and honestly, this thali tasted much better than what one would get at ‘Chokhi Dhani’ which is a Marwari style ‘village fair’ located at the outskirts of Jaipur. Day 2 Being the OCD sort of person that I am, I booked an 8 hour cab for day two in order to explore all the heritage that I could within a day! Oh and not to miss, who wouldn’t want to hit the local markets in a city such as Jaipur? So the day began at 11PM and I quickly asked the driver to drive me down to the famous ‘Bapu Bazaar’ and neighbouring ‘Johari Bazaar’, both famous for Rajasthani craft items and jewellery. The market was brimming with traditional looking earrings, neck pieces, bangles, bags, kurtas and of course ‘Jootis’. I ended up spending some 4K on shopping but the highlights of course were these ‘Jootis’ I bought for myself and my best friend. Further, I took a pause for lunch at a local restaurant around 1.30 and then started for ‘Hawa Mahal’ around 2PM which is a palace situated right next to the Tourist Palace Market, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. As I stood in front of this sandstone giant, I sensed wind in my hair and a storm of good vibes entered my cluttered head, thereby making me feel extremely peaceful. The next heritage site on my checklist was ‘Jal Mahal’ which is a palace situated in the middle of the ‘Man Sarovar Lake’ which turned out to be a 20 minute ‘rainy’ drive from Hawa Mahal. As I got off from the car, the rain had stopped pouring and the sun was shining through the clouds; rays being filtered onto the structure as well as the surrounding hills and hence I started struggling for the perfect shot to capture on my camera. As I clicked this picture and got back into the conveyance, the driver told me that all other heritage sites would close down by 3.30 which meant that we would not be allowed to go inside. I felt disappointed for a while but decided to strike off each site from my checklist even if that meant laying eyes on the monuments only from the outside and hence we then marched towards Amer Fort which is a principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. I couldn’t stop staring at this wonderful structure and the complimentary sky line until the driver honked and asked me about my last destination which was ‘Albert’s Hall’. ‘ The foundation of this museum was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876 which today stands as a museum of Industrial Arts’ said the driver. Of course I couldn’t go in but, have you ever seen so many crows in one spot in Delhi/NCR ever? I was surrounded by their ‘caws’ for over half an hour and finally, I asked the driver to drop me off at the MI road for dinner. Post meal, I headed to the hotel for a comfortable sleep as I had to leave for home the next morning. There’s nothing better than home, but at times; different is good! All in all, the pink city indeed is a visual treat; it’s like food for the soul but pink? It’s not so pink after all! Do visit this city, when in a desperate need for relaxation coupled with beauty! Cheers. 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January 4, 2017 By:
It started off in Feb 2016, when my best friend visited Dharamshala over the weekend. He came back full of stories and excitement. That motivated me to plan my own trip. Planning started right then and there. I googled the places to visit in Dharamshala and what are the must do hikes. I messaged my other best friend would she willing to join us. She said yes. Little did we know that 4 months down the line we would be basking under the sun in Mcleodganj. It wasn't easily planning the trip. Dates had to be coordinated back and forth. Parents needed to be convinced that we were capable of managing by ourself. Tickets needed to be booked. People needed to arrive on time. I still remember standing outside ISBT in New Delhi, convincing the bus conductor to hold on for 5 minutes as my friend was stuck in traffic. I have never felt so scared before. Finally they arrived and we flung our backpacks into the dicky. 10 hours later, we were standing in the centre of Mcleodganj. We checked into the hotel and immediately started our hike to the Gallu Devi temple. ( starting point to triund ) . We completed the 45 minutes trek in 2 hours. Karuna and I thought that we clearly weren't capable of climbing triund which is 5 hours uphill. But I said all we have is our will power. And the next day we took a cab to Gallu Devi to save up our energy and met the boys there. On the way the jeep got stuck in a huge pothole and couldn't come out, it finally did. We did the 5 hour trek and I have never felt more accomplished in my life.. Along the way, there are a lot of famous cafés. And the people we met there, we're so nice. Karuna after 3 hours of trekking gave up and said she couldn't complete it, and Trekkers sitting next to us heard her and said "you have too, you didn't come all the here, to go back without full filling it. You can do it, its not that hard. "And she cried with joy. And we actually completed it and treated ourself with Nutella pancakes on top. This was a trip of a lifetime and I truly believe dreams come true if you work hard enough and believe in it when no one else can,. This was my dream. What is yours,

November 10, 2016 By:
I am planning for a trip to sonepur mela which is held at Sonepur Bihar. It is the Asia's largest cattle festival held every year during the month of November. It attracts tourists from all over the world. This mela has its own history and is being held for many centuries. Its a place worth visiting! Anybody interested please do contact me.

November 8, 2016 By:
Planning to visit goa this year,i'm in search of a companion,a pleasure trip