November 23, 2017 By:
Hi..Myself Ruma Dey Baidya. I have done M.A(education), DOEACC A Level, Php etc….live in Kolkata with joint family and I have a daughter who is just 2.6 years old. I am a homemaker and love to travel very much. Whenever we got an opportunity for it, we never missed. I am not a solo backpackers, so we always try to go with groups, it also helps me to save our expenses and like to meet new people ..their hobbies .. daily routines etc. I also like to explore new destinations. As all we know that memories are not constant so I decided to document it. I publish this website not for money but for peace only. When we get old we can check it out what we have done earlier…ha ha.. This website is dedicated for those who love to travel. I am trying to put each and every experience what we faced in past. I am trying to serve as best as possible. Please note all the places and expenditure are personally experienced. If I can help anybody, I assumed this is my prize for it. Please feel free for any kind of information related to this blog. I always ready to reply. Mail id – rumadey@holidaystory.com www.holidaystory.in Thanks Ruma Dey Baidya

November 15, 2017 By:
Soon after our mind boggling tour of Kashmir, in June 2014 we decided to have a grand family tour to the state of Himalayan wonderland – Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is one of the northernmost state in India and one of the major tourist destination cities are Shimla and Manali. Although it is generally freezing cold during the winter months, it was rather pleasant to be here in June when the rest of the States in the Country are witnessing early monsoon showers.

September 30, 2017 By:
19th it was... The visit was in summer, August 2016. I visited the Holy place, Vrindaban which was the most remarkable and marvelous place I ever visited. It was the pleasure listening “Radhey Radhey” from each and every one after entering into. Vrindaban is 159 kilometres away from Delhi and situated in the North of Agra, somewhere in the forest of Uttar Pradesh. I visited with my bestie Madhu with my Wagon-R. The side streets were immersed in chanting the melodious songs for Lord Krishna. The morning starts with saying “Radhey Radhey” or “Hare Krishna” by each and every people. People living in Vrindaban seem very humble, mild and loving. Life is incomplete when there is no Peace, and this peace can only be seen in Vrindaban, according to me. As everybody knows, Vrindaban is a holy place because the place is religious and full of beautiful temples (The Land of Loads). It is one of the most visited place in Uttar Pradesh and best for all aged people. Banke Bihari Temple was the first place of my visit. As me and my friend enter into the place it seems so mesmerizing, the beauty of flowers can actually showed there only. The decoration with the combination of flowers and balloons were adorable. There we got to know that the Murti of Bihari ji is the leaked out by Swami Haridas ji, through his singing, the Murti is the couple of Radha Krishna. All the devotees were in full devoutness by saying “Jai shree Radhey” by raising their hands in front of the Banke Bihari. As we enter Vrindaban from chatikara Mod, we find a myriad setup of hotels, eateries and residential societies around us. On the small street called Parikrama road, amidst all the buildings, are present a large number of what can be called tourists, pilgrims or locals. Iskon Temple is also known as angrez mandir, because it is established and run by the foreigners especially. It was the second place where I visited. The fragrance of that temple was amazing. While entering into the temple the fragrance attracts me towards it. The noise of mangeera, harmonium, dholak and of the song sang by the people was giving such a relief and was so pleasant to the ears. The moment I saw the people dancing while listening the bhajan of Lord krishna, me and my freind also starts dancing happily. It gives me such a pleasure which can't be expressed while writing but which can only be felt while seeing and listening. At Last, approx. 7 pm, we went to the Taj Mahal of Vrindaban i.e, prem mandir also known as love temple. Ohh!! my God, the place was wonderful, I am speechless. It was outstanding, the place which I liked the most was the prem mandir. I mean what to say it crossed the limit of beauty. At night the whole temple was full of lighting. As we entered I started seeing the whole story of Lord Krishna through the sculptures. The Ras leela, Lord Krishna lifting the mountain with his smallest finger and the whole people presented under the mountain and of course the magical musical fountain how wonderful it was pleasant to the eyes. The inside beauty was unforgettable, we both were not able to stop our eyes while seeing it. The place was magical for me. It was only one day Travel with me and my friend but surely I will love to visit there again but this time with my family. Thanks for reading 

September 30, 2017 By:
Living in a beautiful state of Uttrakhand not even had a fond to go anywhere, but Nainital, place where you can't clog yourself as it took place with me. Last year, I moved away to Nainital with my family in September. A place where have the dilation of keeping the mind in serenity and offers to make your day special with its environment. Which I have used to see in pictures, was standing at the bank of Nainy Lake. . Of course, Nainy Lake is surrounded by dense Green Vegetation, had been Catching my eyesight. It's rich in greenery and giving us pleasure to eyes and yes, who doesn't want crystal cold water? Leaves had had snow appeared as diamond. Then, I did boating. Believe me, it is so lovely. During that time, Cloud covered the sky and later on the everybody can't stop themselves to capture that scene. And don't forget to visit Hill station. That's so beautiful!!!!! The scenario enamoured me slightly and giving me keep shake with her heart. Well, it's literally quite delectable going in one of the famous places like Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal keep your mind resplendent. Afterwards, we went for Restaurant Chandani Chowk situated on the Mall Road, Tallital. Everything was good there either facility or food. Here are some other Restaurant details, if you willing to go to Nainital. 1. Shiva vegetarian Restaurant 2.Nanak Restaurant Let me tell you, there are several the good facility hotels like: 1.Best hotels in Nainital 2.The Manu Maharani Nainital 3.Hotel Himalaya 4.Manu Maharani Lodge 5.Aamari Resorts 6.The Naini Retreat 7. Hotel Chevron Fairhavens My seven hours trip still remain in my heart. BEST PLACE LIKE SECOND HEAVEN OF INDIA. So what are waiting for? Go and enjoy your weekend there.

September 15, 2017 By:
Hi! In http://www.indiateayuda.com/how-is-ahmedabad-gujarat/ there´r my favourite places in Ahmedabad. I love India & I hope you enjoy reading about my selection of places in Ahmedabad: so you can do the trips whenever you feel like. Also, you can join www.facebook.com/indiateayuda for more info/photos & please do feel free to share your experiencies, trips... (IndiaHelpsYou is the translation into English from the Spanish site IndiaTeAyuda) Since we have something in common: we love travelling, you can check some of my videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCecJ9ThAXn8OH7e3iWCzQCg/videos I hope you see you soon! Rachel

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.

May 2, 2017 By:
Last year in June, 2016, I went to USA with my family. My sister had just completed her graduation from California State University and we were meeting her directly at LAX Airport. Our flight landed around 11am in the morning. We got our immigration formalities done and met my sister waiting outside the airport as she had come there by bus from Fresno, Calfornia where she studied. We were so happy to see each other. Since Disneyland is in the city named Anaheim which is a 3-4 hours drive from the LAX airport, we had already booked hotel Marriot international in Anaheim. The shuttle had arrived to pick us from the airport. We had come to an international destination for the very first time. Me and my younger brother were stunned with the beautiful view of the city. The weather was pleasant too. We reached our hotel by 5pm in the evening. The hotel was so luxurious and the weather in Anaheim was windy and it rained later in the evening. We took rest for a while, changed our clothes and went for a walk near the hotel. The next morning we all got ready and a shuttle bus came to pick us from the hotel to drop us at the Disneyland park which was at a 10 minute distance. The tickets for disney park were $200 per person. Everyone was so excited including me as Disneyland was my dream destination since childhood. We reached there. It was so beautiful. We clicked many pictures and took many beautiful rides. There was a huge Mickey wheel in between the park which was a centre of attraction. There were many souvenir shops in the park from where we bought cuttle little mickeymouse hats and stuff. Early in the evening, we sat in the park and there was a beautiful show in the park featuring disney characters. Later at night, a beautiful event took place where huge amount of colourful crackers were burnt in the sky making beautiful creations. It was so eye catching. It was like a dream come true. We went back to the hotel and had our dinner to sleep for the next day's adventure. Next day, shuttle bus came to pick us from the hotel to take us to for the City Tour. It was for around $75 per person. We went to the Santa Monica beach, Hollywood Boulevard street, Madame Taussads and Beverly hills to see the Hollywood sign on the hills. We had so much fun enjoying each and every moment and clicking so many pictures.  We came back to the hotel late in the evening. Next day we did shopping in the nearby mall and headed to the airport to reach our next destination which was Columbus, Ohio to meet my uncle's family. The trip ended with so many fun memories which i will cherish my whole life." alt=""" alt=""" alt=""" alt=""" alt=""

March 4, 2017 By:
Hi everyone, I'm Cassin from Chennai now going to narrate my fantastic experience to USA 8 years back. Like it was the period in my 8th grade, I had turned adolescent and my parents planned a trip to States for 2 months since my uncle is there. So, the ineffaceable thing is that we were rejected VISA twice and finally got it in the 3rd attempt after a tiring experience. So things were all fine and started zipping our bags and the plan was like initially  I had to with my grandparents and followed by after 15 days my parents will join us since they are working and couldn't afford to take many breaks from it. So, the day of travel came and me being an intermediate schooling kid had to take the responsibility of taking care of my grandparents too. So I was blue in my face since I had to push all the bags for security checking and move them back to the trolleys. Somehow, the time was up for us to board the flight and went into the flight and delighted by the heartful wishes of those appealing air-hostesses and we took supper covered our blankets soon after fastening our seat belts. So we had to got to Hong-Kong and catch the transit flight from there to Los Angeles, USA. So, finally, we grounded into the US the land of opportunities and reached the exit port after answering the bewildering questions of those immigration officials. Uncle was waiting there for us and I breathed the air of the US (my dream destination) and we later a tight food and a sound sleep. I later visited Disney Land the next day which still comes before my eyes as I'll never forget that day at all. Later we visited Hollywood Universal Studios which I had seen in many many movies commencing after the title. Later we visited San Diego beach and also various malls too. And also visited San Fransico which was a 20000-mile journey in the car. And it came the down-hearted day where we had to leave the bBenevolent country USA. With sad faces, I went ahead into the Los-Angeles Airport and came back to my native land. This was one of my relishing experiences of my life. Even I used to look back at those photos every year and I won't forget those giant sized Strawberries I tasted from the orchard.Life will be blissful if one has some opportunities to taste and never miss it under any circumstances ;)     

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.