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Manali

Manali

The town that you and I know as `Manali ‘ is actually a collection of three adjacent hills. Each hill has a village and an old temple dominating it. In the beginning was the village. People grew , and still grow, wheat rajma ,vegetables and apples. They kept and  still do cows buffaloes and goat  and sheep. The people weave their  own clothes. The wheat was ready for harvest in spring, the apple would be ready for plucking by August –September, and the snow ripe for falling by December-january. The British never made a hill station here, never laid rail tracks or built a Mall Road.

Indian travellers come more for the temples, snow in Rohtang Pass and organized adventure acivities. Internet cafes offer bus services to Leh , tour operators offer opportunities to go paragliding in Solang Nallah or river rafting on the Beas .

Most importantly Manali offers that haunting Himalayan beauty to which hill stations in the lower Himalayan ranges can only aspire. Look around and there’s the river made of freshly melted snow, and protected stretches of deodar. Look up and the majestic Pir Panjal and Bara Bhangal ranges cradling the town mesmerize you.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Solang  Valley

Solang Nallah (or Solang Valley)is a beautiful green strench 13 km from Manali, where most of the area’s adventure activity is centered. Paragliding Zorbing and horse riding are the popular picnic activites here.Its  a popular picnic spot, but also has plenty of getaway space for those willing to walk a bit extra. Travellers can make a day trip there by bus , or taxi or car from Manli or even camp overnight.

Kullu

KULLU

Kullu Valley, short for the ancient Kulanthapitha, ‘the end of the habitable world’,  stretches from Rohtang  Pass to Jalori Pass, the name recalling how the wind -blown Rohtang  seperates this lush valley carved  by the river Beas from the barren Trans- Himalayan Lahaul and Ladakh.

Raghunathji  Temple

The temple of pre-eminent lord of the valley. The idol of Raghunathji was brought here in 1660 by a Kulla  raja from the Tretnath Temple at Ayodhya .

Kullu Dussehra

Every Dussehra some 200 of Kullu’s local gods are carried in spectacular ceremonial processions from villages all over the valley to the maiden in Kullu town .

Bijli  Mahadev Temple

The 10 km treck from Kullu to Lord Shiva’s shrine is a stiff but pleasant walk through forets of pine oak and deodar, passing throughvillages their rooftops a riot of color wiyh maize or chillies drying .

For Shopping

Kullu is famous for it handlooms ask the locals and avoid shops wich sells machine made Ludhiana products.Look for shawls, sweaters, socks,gloves and the Kullu topi. Try Bhuttico ,Himachal Handicrafts and Himachal Khadi Emporium in Akhara Bazaar.

jammu And Kashmir

 

Jammu , Kashmir and Ladakh' is a better way to understand this stuningly beautiful state. Hosting the most diverse of landscapes,J&K has plains and foothills in Jammu, lush high-altitude and meadows in Kashmir and the very high. Cold desert of Ladakh. which is snowed under for half the year. The majority faiths are Hinduism Islam and Buddhism respectively.

Srinagar

Location- State Capital Srinagar lies by the Jhelum River, and  the Dal and Nagin lakes at 5214 ft in the western Kashmir Valley, with the Zaberwan Hills in the backdrop

Distance 293 km  N of Jammu,400km NW of Pathankot, 512 km NE of Amritsar.

Tourists Attractions

Shalimar Garden, Nishat Bagh are one of the places to be visit in Srinagar.

Dal Lake

Dal is the most famous of Srinagar's attractions. Most tourism oreinted activites on the lake happen near the DalGate. Tourists can take a shikara ride on colorful high backed seats buy flower s from floating shops get yourself clicked, in kikitsch Kashmiri dresses ,see the floating vegetable market at dawn, visit Hazratbal, and traverse the smaller and quieter Nagin lake and the old Pundit quarter of Rainwari.

Jammu

Jammu is the winter capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir as it was of the Dogra rulers earlier. Since 1872 in  a move even today called the shifting of the Durbar, the administration has been physically shifting between the two cities, with thousands of employees and hundreds of truck laden with files moving to Jammu in NOVEMBER for the winter and back to Srinagar in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goa India Travel,Benaulim Beach

I would like to bring your attention to my recent travel to Goa,India.  In Goa life is a beach .My stay was at Madgaon ,one amoung the main cities of Goa.As my mother works in Central Government ,India,I managed to get a government quaters for 50rs per day,as cheap a coffee in a good hotel.It was March mid 2012.Days were more hot than usual during the previos years.One of my friend informed me that tourists started back to their homes this year as the whether started to turn bitter so early.

 

I decided to invest the money more for travelling as the expece of stay was totally free. First day took an auto and reached Benaulin Beach,Goa,India.We waited till the sunset in the beach.We found a beach restaurant in the Benaulin Beach.It was run by a women named Bettilda .She offered us Tiger Prawns for just 200 rs per plate.It was soo delicios can't forget that food.I managed to take a snap of that in my canon powershot.

 

Goa India
Tiger Prawns from Goa,India Benaulim beach

 

 

 

The rice two plate cost me around 40 rs .Along with Tiger prawns the dinner was amazing.

 

Fish Foods are always cheap in Goa,India.

 

As there are a huge Christian Population beef occupies one of the top consumed food items little different from other Indian states.

 

Travel India -Mumbai

 

 

Mumbai's streets are generous for those who need a late-night byte-Partying -dancing.Mumbai baikars wanting the luxury of a drive ,on empty roads for a late dinner ,preferably without leaving the car.For insomniacs with an appetite this city has a greater heart indeed.

 

There is an official closing hour for all the restaurants ,but the shops remain open even after the closing hours.

I don't remember the names of the hotels,neither the number ,but there are many.

 

You could see men sitting opposite to the Juhu 's famous Amar juice center .They sells Tawa Pulau parcel even long after the juice center got closed late night.It's pleasing experience to give a try for one.They are usually available till 4 am in the morning .

 

Juhu is filled with people in late nights .Just see the people who are waiting for the bus .Continue straight past the Grant Road crossing to emerge in Sandhurst road,and enter Bohri Mahalla from the null bazaar municipal market.

 

India Travel Tourism

India Travel 

Kerala Backwaters-House Boat Travel

 

In the year of 2009 we went to Kerala from Bangalore . One of our friend was from Kerala .He was from Alappuzha district in Kerala. Backwaters of Kerala is the uniqueness in Kerala. One could see backwaters only in Kerala in the whole world.

What makes backwaters interesting ?

In image you can see foreigners
Traveling through the backwaters of Kerala.

The main enjoyment for the backwater travel is the visibility of life internal to Kerala.

People in and around Vembanad lake use travel through water are their main source of transportation.

This make the life scene different .You could see boat stops instead of Bus stops and auto stands.

You could see people carrying newspapers for the house in mornings. Vegetable sellers carrying vegetables in boats in the morning for the houses.

Kerala Ayurvedic massages are provided inside the house boats. You could see People using the small boats for their daily needs.Kerala has a human development index over .91 which makes Kerala more developed than many states in US.One could stay in House boats over night which coasts around 7000 rs for single bedroom