Top 4 Must See Places In Kochi

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Kochi is popularly known as the Queen of Arabian Sea as it was the spice trading center during the 14th century. The entire territory was occupied by the Portuguese from the 1503. Kochi is by far one of the premium natural harbors in the known world today. The city derives its name from the Malayalam work Kochazhi, which when translated means small lagoon. Some attractions that the city offers for visitors and tourists in Kochi are the Backwaters or the lagoons. Some of the famous places are:

1) Backwaters – The most popular backwaters in Kerala known as Veeranpuzha is an extension of the Vembanad Lake. Not many live in this area since it lacks fresh water, but the region has large paddy fields. This region is filled with tourists who love fishing and being close to nature. A boat house is not common in this area but can be obtained. Boat houses are very common in the Alleppey backwaters. The boat house can be a relaxing experience, these are mostly modified to meet holidaying. Some modifications include lounge areas, attached baths to bedrooms and include kitchenettes.

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2) The Marine Drive in Kochi is built facing the back waters. In similarities to Pondicherry, the marine drive here does not allow vehicles. There are a lot of eating options on the walkway and the GCDA shopping complex is a popular shopping arcade. There are three present-day bridges in this area, the Rainbow bridge, the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge and the House Boat Bridge.

3) Kochi Fort was built by the Portuguese and served as protection of their commercial interests. They built their settlement behind the fort including a wooden church – Saint Francis Church, it was in this church that Vasco da Gama (The Admiral of the Sea) died in 1524. The Dutch took hold of the Fort till 1683 and then handed it over to the Indians in 1947.

4) The Hill Palace is a well-known huge archaeological museum in Kerala. It is a popular tourist destination for many people from across the country and foreign tourists as well. It is in Tripunithura and was the official residence of Cochin Maharaja. The palace was built in 1865 and has about 49 structures in an area of 54 acres of land. The complex is now a museum and has a deer park as well as a children’s park in the boundaries. The Hill Palace is opened to all except Mondays and holidays from 10 am to 5 pm. On evenings the palace gets busy and so it is best to visit early evenings to avoid the rush.

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Kerala is often referred as Gods own country and is famous for many tourist places in Kochi. The serenity that it offers, the history that the place encompasses, and the cultural depth make it a memorable place to visit. Kochi is well connected by land and air, and so it is very easy to travel and enjoy a comfortable stay here. There are also many day trip busses available to get to Kochi from major cities.


Places To Visit In Lonavala: A Treat To Your Eyes And Soul!

If you want to view nature at close quarters you should trek all your way to that point. Hill stations offer trekking facilities and if you could select Lonavala, a popular hill station of Maharashtra you are lucky. Lonavala is close to Mumbai and Pune and it enjoys both rail and road connectivity from different places of Maharashtra. This beautiful hill station was discovered by Lord Elphinstone and later the British developed the place to escape the scorching heat of the plains.

You have to visit the place to feel the ethereal beauty of the place. The lush dense green forests and the waterfalls have made the place attractive. Do visit the place during monsoons as it is evergreen and it soothes your soul. You can trek from Pimpri village and it will lead you to valleys, waterfalls and ends at Bhira. Lonavala is famous for its chikki, Karla and Bhaja caves. The place is also popular for its boarding schools.

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  • Kune Falls

It is between Lonavala and Khandala and it offers a visual delight. It is one of the highest waterfall in the country and you will be awe struck by the rich greenery around the falls. It is a three tiered falls and the best time to visit the falls is during monsoon when the place looks stunningly beautiful.

  • Tiger Point

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If you want to capture best shots for posterity rush to this place. It is at a height of 650 metres and from this place you can get breath taking views of forests, waterfalls and valleys. The place looks like a leaping tiger and so it is known as Tiger Point. The sunrise and sunset views from this point are mesmerising and you will feel sublime. During monsoon you can see the point covered with clouds and do capture those moments.

  • Karla Caves

It offers a good representation of architectural brilliance. You need to climb 300 steps to reach the caves but you will not regret it. Once inside the beauty of the sculptures will leave you speechless. It was built in 80BC and the sculptures are intricate and words fail to describe the carvings.

  • Bhaja Caves

To appreciate the artistic skills of the craftsmen of the past you should visit this cave. The caves are over 2200 years old and it is an ancient Buddhist centre. The cave faces west and when the sunrays fall on the caves the whole place looks divinely beautiful. There is a waterfall near the cave and the whole place looks beautiful during monsoon.

  • Lonavala Lake

It dries up during summer and it gets filled up during monsoon. The lake is a popular picnic spot and it has scenic surroundings around it. You can spot many varieties of birds near the lake.

Della Adventure Resort: Unmatched Facilities And Services!

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To enjoy the beauty of the place you should check in to a comfortable place. Della adventure resort is a five star designer resort spread over 43 acres of land. The resort offers various adventure activities for their guests and their rooms are beautifully furnished. The resort offers speciality restaurants, spa, fitness centre, travel desk, etc.

Quick Guide about Madurai for Travelers Out There!

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The ‘City of Junctions’, Madurai is famous as one of the oldest inhabited cities in India. This city is famous for its Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and is a pilgrim town. Madurai is a popular tourist destination and a cultural hotspot. It also served as the capital of the Pandyan dynasty in the past. Now, it is popular for its architecture, cuisine, and shopping apart from being a pilgrim spot.

Madurai is nestled on the banks of Vaigai River in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also famous as ‘City of Jasmine’, and ‘City that never sleeps’. Madurai is mentioned in the Tamil classical epic, Silappatikaram which is about Kannagi who revenge her husband’s death. The city’s history dates back to the 3rd century BC. Today, it is one of the major cities in India. It has many industries related to IT sector and services, textile and automobiles industries.

The prime attraction in this city is the Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is one of the most popular temples in South India. This is a huge temple and extends beyond 6 hectares of area. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is named after his wife goddess Parvati. Kulasekara Pandya had built this temple. It is famous for architectural brilliance and has a hall with thousand pillars.

Famous Cafes In Madurai:

Madurai is now more than just a temple town. Madurai tourism remains at peak throughout the year. It also serves as the gateway to various hill stations such as Munnar and Kodaikanal. This city has developed greatly and has modernized to a great extent. There are many fine restaurants and hotels in the city. With the generous tourist activity in this city, the hospitality industry is well-established. There are many famous cafes in Madurai.

Check-out the list of some popular cafes in the city:

1. British Bakery Cafe: One of the most popular cafés in Madurai city is British Bakery Café. It is a classic bakery with a cafeteria. They serve premium quality bakery products and fresh coffee to enliven your taste buds. It is a great place to hang out with friends. The ambiance of this place is excellent and relaxing. The staff in this café offer brilliant service.

2. C For Café: For Sandwich and Coffee head to this café. They also serve a variety of burger and mojito, cold coffee. The hot chocolate shakes, mocktails, pizzas, and fries are must try here. If you are craving for delicious brownie or falooda, the there this is just the right place for you. This café has an amazing atmosphere and is an ideal place to spend good times here with your favorite people.

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3. Café Coffee Day: It is one of the most popular café brands in the world. Here, you can find a wide variety of hot and cold drinks. Choose anything from classic filter coffee, cappuccino to cranberry latte. The Inverted Cappuccino and Vanilla Cappuccino are some popular drinks from this café. They also serve burger, cake and a huge range of latte including red velvet latte, cafe latte, hazelnut latte, etc. It is a perfect place to enjoy, espresso, and cafe mocha with friends.

There are many other amazing places in the city such as Cafe Ecstasy, Sri Vishalakshi Coffee Bar, etc where you can have fun and coffee with our friends, or loved ones.

A Medley That Is The City Of Destiny- Vizag: Top 5 Places To Visit In Visakhapatnam

Coastal areas like Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam of the Indian sub continent are often the best places to be visited.

Visakhapatnam is home to one of the busiest ports in the country and thus ends up being a hub of various commercial activities. The city is to be awed at for its astounding and steady population growth, and for having a myriad of views including beaches, caves, forest valleys etc., all within 4,309 miles.

1. Araku Valley

The city of Vizag is a medley of many things nature offers. Arakku valley, surrounded by mountains like Golikonda, Raktakonda and inhabited by various tribes since the time of its existence, fits into this medley. The valley is less than a 120 kilometres from the main city and can be reached through rail or by road. It attracts visitors for its popular coffee plantations and its extreme biodiversity because of the Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta forest reserves that are part of the valley.

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2. Borra Caves

Another something that you wouldn’t find within a coastal land, CAVES!

The Borra caves is a compilation of rock formations, located at the Araku Valley and was first discovered by the son of a British Geologist in India, in 1807. There are various legends surrounding the existence of the caves, most of which is connected to the Lord Shiva, and thus, one can find stalagmite shaped like Lingam and worshipped inside the caves by tribal people. If you are spiritual person Visakhapatnam tourism will not disappoint you.

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3. Kailasagiri Hill Park

The Visakhapatnam Urban Development board converted 380 acres of land, covered with greenery atop a 360 foot hill into a fully functional park overlooking the Vizag city. Larger than any other conventional national park, the Kailasagiri park attracts over 3 lakh visitors every year and though it is accessible by road, cable cars have also been set up, which is a first in the state. Named the “best tourist spot” in 2003 by the state government, the park has further gone to declare itself, a plastic free zone.

4. Submarine Museum

A rare jewel in the crown of Visakhapatnam Tourism, this museum is a memorial built to commemorate the unparalleled services provided by the Russian built submarine that was inducted into the Indian navy during 1969 and was decommissioned after 31 years, in 2002. That year, 66 crores were assigned for the creation of a concrete mass onto which the submarine would later be hauled from the sea and the rest of the museum. The museum has been open to the public since its completion in 2002. The closest one can get to the ones who protect us beyond borders and thus this shall make it into your itinerary.

Timing – 4 pm – 8 pm every day, except Monday.

5. Yarada Beach

Visakhapatnam tourism will be incomplete without beach visit. Deemed to be one of the most peaceful spots in the city by the locals, and described as being serene by tourists, Yarada beach, about 25 kilometres away from the main city, must be the best choice. The beach is surrounded by hills on either sides, and has lush green plants withered all over. The beach offers spectacular views around it, and it all looks best during the winter season.

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Dehradun Tourism: Exciting Things To Do While In Dehradun!

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. This city is famous for its activities and attractive sites that draw in a lot of tourists, both local and international throughout the year. This city is located in a valley.

This is one reason there are unique activities in this city. This is generally a city full of fun and adventure. Furthermore; a person can purchase unique handmade products that can only be found in this city. If you are new to Dehradun; this article is dedicated to you. I am going to highlight some important places worth visiting while in Dehradun.I hope you are as excited as I am.

Best things to do while in Dehradun

Here are some common exciting activities worth experiencing while in Dehradun:

  • Paragliding
  • Trekking
  • Shopping at the Tibetan market
  • Visiting Rajaji national park
  • Sahastradhara

Paragliding – This is an exciting activity where a person goes flying into the sky.However; it is not suitable for the faint hearted. This is one of the most exhilarating activities in Dehradun.A person engaging in this activity has a perfect view of Lake Tehri, Pauri among others. This is definitely a breathtaking activity worth trying out.

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Trekking – As we all know, Dehradun is a place full of adventure. Trekking is a common activity conducted in groups. This activity will help you revitalize. Dehradun has a couple of trekking trails. This activity is fun and gives out a lifetime experience worth remembering.

Shopping at the Tibetan Market – I am certain you will be uncomfortable without purchasing a souvenir in this beautiful city full of adventure. This is a common market for the locals. Tibetan Market is well known for producing the best colored woolen garments in the entire Dehradun. There is a display of culture through the jewelries and handicrafts sold here. There are a lot of products a person can purchase at this market.Furthermore; the prices are very friendly.

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Rajaji National parkRajaji national park is a must visit for the nature lovers. There are over 400 species of birds available in this park. There are other types of wild animals available in this park. They include; Leopard, tiger, king cobra, python, hog deer among others. The entrance fee for this national park is quite affordable. This will definitely be my first destination in Dehradun.

Sahastradhara – This is a perfect spot to visit especially if you are stressed or under tension. This is a very beautiful waterfall. It is mostly visited during the rainy season. It is a perfect spot to spend time with your loved ones or family. Some picnic activities can be conducted from this waterfall.

Dehradun Tourism

Dehradun Tourism
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Dehradun tourism cannot be mentioned without including the above must do activities while in Dehradun. There is no doubt that most of the above activities such as paragliding and trekking are adventurous. This is the reason tourists keep on flocking throughout the year. That’s not all; there are classy hotels and restaurants in this city to ensure tourists have a lovely time while having fun activities. Dehradun is a unique city worth checking out.