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Best Place to Visit in March in India

 Generally the month of March considered as a wonderful month of travel, with fresh mornings and evenings, and mostly warm sunny days. It would be best and recommended to go to a hill station or beach holidays which will be cooler. 

Here is the list of most popular tourist places to visit in March

Ooty :- 

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Blessed with natural beauty, Ooty has endowed with scenic beauty and sprawling lush tea farms. It is located in Udhagai district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The temperature in Ooty in March dwells in the range of 15 to 22 degree celecious. There are many trasportation facilty to reach Ooty, you can have many buses and car rental from Coimbatore, Cochin, Mysore, Bangalore and Chennai.

Munnar :- 

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Second one of the best and most beautiful hill station situated in the Idukki district in the state of Kerala. Munnar is also blessed with the amazing natural beauty, misty hills and growing tea plantations. It could be the best choice for relax and have a great family getaway.

Kodaikanal :-  

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This picture perfect hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu also referred as the "Princess of Hill Stations". It will be the best place where you can relax and get lost in the lush green surroundings. Kodaikanal Lake, Berijam Lake, Palani Hills are few must visit places in Kodaikanal.

To reach here Madurai is the nearest airport at a distance of 120 km and Palani railway station at 65 km away.

Sikkim :- 

 Yumthang Valley
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It's a small state in northwest India situated in the Himalayas. The best time to visit Sikkim is March to June. A fresh cloudy morning, beautiful view of hills,the amazing richness of greenery and the scenic landscape wins every visitors heart and make it a must visit place during month of March.

Solophok Chardham, Yumthang Valley, Changu Lake, Rumtek Monastery, Nathu La, Lake Tsomgo are few popular places to visit in Sikkim.

Auli :- 

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Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand State, it is one of the famous skiing and trekking destination in India and January to March are best time for skiing. Auli is bestowed with abundant natural beauty and the spectacular mountain ranges, tranquil panoramic natural view makes this place ideal for you to visit in this summer.

Manali :- 

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Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas and surrounded by snow covered peaks,  various beauties of Nature and pristine white snow attracts thousands of tourist around the world every year. Manali a beautiful town situated in the Kullu district of state of Himachal Pradesh state is famous for trekking, paragliding, rafting and mountain sports. Along with these there are many tourist places in Manali which are must visit. 

Shillong :- 

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Located at the amidst sky touching hills Shillong is the capital city of the  Meghalaya state. It is also know as the "Scotland of the East" The lush green landscape, waterfalls, forests, valleys and pleasant weather makes this place a must visit in the month of March to June.

Coorg :- 

Abby Waterfall
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Known as the "Scotland of India" is located in the western ghats of Karnataka state. It is popular tourist getaway because of unique idyllic atmosphere, variety of coffee and tea plantations. Abbay Falls,Irupu Falls, Nagarhole national park, Raja’s Seat, Omkareshwara Temple Nisargadhama and Pushagiri are few must visit places in coorg.

Vrindavan :- 

Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
 Prem Mandir
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Located in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh is a important Hindu pilgrimage place. It is considered that here Lord Krushna have spent his childhood days. As Vrindavan is renowened for the festival of Holi, it's recommended to visit and immerse yourself into the festival of colurs.


Mount Abu :- 

Mount Abu
Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in the Rajasthan state and has been great retreat for summer vacations. No doubt the senic beauty and rich flora makes you relax and rejuvenate while enjoying scenic beauty and delicious dishes of Mount Abu.
Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki lake, Peace Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Sunset Point and Guru Shikhar are few important places to visit in Maunt Abu.
Mount Abu is well connected with the other cities of the country. The
nearest airport is Udaipur at a distance of 185 km. from there one can hire a taxi, cab to reach Mount Abu.

Also, if you feel any other place can be added to the list, please comment below.
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Less travelled beaches of Goa

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 What comes to your mind when you hear of Goa? Beaches of course! Goa, being one of the popular destinations for holidaying on the sea shore, attracts millions of tourists every year. One will not get tired of visiting Goa, be it for a casual or a formal visit. Goa indeed is a tourist’s heaven by providing a true freak out time. Have fun, celebrate, be merry, relax and rejuvenate in Goa. It is that part of India which is the most explored one; yet, one will be surprised to know it is still left with unmarked corners. 

This article makes an attempt to introduce some of the unexplored parts of Goa, focusing especially upon beaches. If you are on a family trip and want to spend some fun times with kids, then visit commercialized beaches in Goa. These beaches provide snacks stalls, water sports, and other entertainments like paragliding, scuba diving, kayaking etc. Goa hosts both commercialized and secluded beaches. Most of the commercialized beaches are situated in the North Goa whereas South Goa hosts most of the secluded ones.

Goa, situated on the western coastline of India, is best known for white sand beaches, churches, temples, and fenny! It is well connected by air, road and railways. It may sound funny, if you search for a city named Goa anywhere in Goa you would not find. Goa is the name given to the entire region on the Arabian Sea coast comprising North and South Goa. So, where would you land up if you are an outsider? You may choose either Panjim in North Goa or Madgaon in the South Goa section as base destinations to travel around the region. 
Panjim is the headquarters of North Goa which is at about 550 km from Mumbai. Madgaon, headquarters of South Goa, is just 45 minutes drive from Panjim. However the airport is based at Dabolim in Vasco, 35 minutes drive from Panjim. Goa has two railway heads: one at Vasco, the other at Madagaon which is connected by Konkan Railway services.
Rental cars, tourist taxis, rental bikes, autos and buses are available for inland travels. Accommodations providing budget, luxury and premium services would be easily available during off season. Advance booking of hotels would be preferable if you are travelling during Christmas vacations. 
If you are interested in exploring secluded beaches in Goa, let me tell you, go towards the south. Make Madagaon the base destination, and explore each beach a day if you are there for more than a week. Southern beaches are less travelled, least crowded, and most of them provide completely secluded private beach resorts. 
Let us start with Colva Beach which is situated near Madgaon city. It is just 15 minutes drive from Madgaon (Margao). This was one of the secluded beaches of South Goa up until recently. Now, it is attracting more and more visitors and hence it has become a popular beach providing entertainment and luxury. It is stretched 20 km on the Western Coast.

Colva Beach
Colva Beach
Colva beach
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If we move towards the south of Colva, we find the Benaulim Beach. You can locate the Church of St John the Baptist here on a hill top. This is basically a fishing village. You can buy wooden crafts and furniture here. 
Cavelossium Beach is just half an hour drive from Madgaon. This beach, along with Varca and Mobor beaches, is known to be the most non-commercialized beaches of Goa. A Less crowded beach of course. You may find huts converted as restaurants here and there.

Cavelossium Beach

Cavelossium Beach
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Goa is stretched up to Sadashivghad, but Sadashivghad belongs to Karwar district in Karnataka. Sadashivghad is the place where Kali River merges into Arabian Sea. As we move on to further southwards, we find two most important beaches on the western coast situated in Goa. One is Agonda Beach and other one is the Palolem Beach.

Agonda Beach
Agonda Beach
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Palolem Beach
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Agonda is situated at about 35 km from Madgaon. This is for those who would love lonely beaches. Agonda beach is completely untouched by commercialization. You would not find any snacks stalls or accommodation here. It is a lonely white sand beach good for photographers who would like to explore wild and raw nature. 

Palolem beach is at about 40 km from Madgaon and is a bit inhabited beach.  You would find quite a few beach resorts, secluded huts and commercial stalls here. Another advantage is that you can have a boat ride to visit nearby islands. Be careful about high tides and weather conditions. 
 If you are frequent visitor to Goa, make your holidays something special when you visit Goa next time. Explore the South Goa. Be different this time!

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Vacation packages: Consider SUV rental

Try to imagine a person fixed on to his laptop in a cubicle all through the day, comes home and again works till late night. Finds no time for kids except on Sundays. Wrapped up in business meetings, mails and calls. He, who craves for a week long vacation with his family and kids finds no time for making arrangements. Where to go, for how many days, how to go, where to stay…will that be fruitful…he just can’t decide.
We know money is not the only solution for all. Your dreams of having a pleasant vacation may turn upside down by making wrong decisions. Think of a safe, fun filled, refreshing vacation and yet loading no extra burden on your pocket. We, at Clear Car Rentals, make that possible. We think for you and you make a trip.
Clear Car Rental Company, an Online Cab Booking service provider, arranges vacation packages for its premium customers. Wish for Weekend getaways, Romantic getaways, Summer Special, Winter Special, Beach trails or pilgrimages. We arrange cabs of your preference.
Suppose you choose to visit Jaipur and nearby cities, Clear Car Rental offers cheap vacation packages such as Jaipur city tour, Ajmer city tour, Pushkar city tour. You can give your wish list and we make a vacation package including important nearby cities. These packages can be booked for one day and one night or for more number of days and nights.
We suggest you to book a SUV for these long trips comprising more than a day and night. These Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) come in different models providing seating arrangements for 4 to 8 passengers.
Sturdy body, efficient engine, spacious interiors, ample space for luggage and fuel efficiency makes these vehicles superior for long trips. They are best for rugged terrain, for rough roads, for accommodating entire family, best for multi city travels and are safe.
Clear Car Rental Company provides SUVs of Mahindra, Tata brands for economy travels. You can ask for luxury SUVs such as Mercedes, BMW, Honda, Nissan, Audi, Mitsubishi, Ford, Skoda, Land Rover, Toyota and Chevrolet.
Consider SUV rentals for long vacations. It would work out cheaply and it is hassle free. Imagine you have to cover 3-4 sites in a day and the vehicle gets struck in the middle for some technical errors. You would keep cursing the very plan of your entire vacation! Book SUVs for luxury and comfort.

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Eco resorts: an emerging trend in India

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 Travel and hospitality sector in the Indian scenario is rapidly growing. It has become more organized, approachable and trendy than before. Especially, the hospitality sector had never been so versatile. Accommodations are available in various forms to suit the travelers coming from diverse backgrounds and having diverse tastes.
Cozy resorts providing spiritual healing centers, palaces converted into luxury hotels providing royal treatment, houseboats for a romantic holiday, a night at some remote jungle resort and huts on trees for a meditative mind…you can think of countless combinations like these. Backwater stays, rural home stays and village stays are gaining global recognition.  You will be surprised to find the one in some or the other corners of India.
As a major breakthrough, Eco Tourism has gained widespread popularity. As per the definition, Eco Tourism provides a unique traveling experience for nature lovers. It is another name for responsible traveling to save natural environment and to create awareness regarding the preservation of natural environment.
Eco friendly accommodation (Eco Resorts) is a part of that project. This is an effort to re-connect with the lifestyle that has gone into oblivion. In village stays, you would be offered to stay in the traditional style houses so that you can have a firsthand experience an Indian village lifestyle. You get village home stays in Coorg, Kerala, and the North-Eastern states of India especially.

Eco resorts will be built without harming the local environment by utilizing what is available at local sites. Basic amenities will be provided along with hot water and internet facilities. Housekeeping department will ensure that there will be eco-friendly/organic products kept inside each room. If it is located in any sanctuary area there will be a guided tour or wildlife safari attached to that. Trekking, hiking, and camps will be arranged by the local guides. At present, you would get cottages, bamboo and wooden huts, houseboats, tree top huts and village home stays in India.

Location of some major Eco Resorts:    
‘God’s Own country’ Kerala has the highest number of eco lodges and resorts in India. ‘Tourindia’ group of enthusiast were the pioneers in the field of backwater tourism in India. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the most visited destination.  You would get houseboats, tree houses, Tiger Trails, eco-lodges and cave-houses for nature lovers.
Karnataka state is renowned for Bandipur resorts, Nagarhole jungle Inns, home stays in Coorg, Dandeli resorts, Kabini reservoir lodges, cottages at B.R.project. You can enjoy wildlife safaris, joy fishing, trekking, bird watching, elephant rides, and many more attraction in these resorts.

Some of the famous Eco- Lodges:
  • Tusker Trail resort at Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
  • Corbett Riverside Resort, Claridges Corbett Hideaway, The wild safari Lodge at Corbett National Park.
  • Krishna Jungle resort, Kanha Jungle Lodge, Tuli Tiger resort at Kanha National park.
  • Wild Grass Lodge at Kaziranga National park.
  • Kumarakom Lake resort at Kumarakom Bird sanctuary.
  • Spice Village Hotel, Taj Garden retreat and Lake Palace Hotel at Periyar Wildlife sanctuary.
  • Tiger den resort, Tiger Moon resort, Sher Bagh at Ranathambore.
  • Sundar Chital Tourist Lodge at Sunderbans.

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Booking a Cab for 1st Time?

Are you planning to take your family for a leisurely holiday and you are thinking of making your own travel arrangements? If you are confused whether to hire a taxi or to travel in bus, then we have a suggestion, book a cab. By hiring a taxi you would not only be saving time but also your money. Don’t be surprised. Rental cars are affordable by anyone these days. Moreover, cabs can be booked online and that is made easy by Clear Car Rental Company.
If you are booking a cab for the 1st time, you would naturally be scared and confused. Will that be affordable, reliable, or will that be convenient…all sorts of doubts arise in your mind. Online Cab Booking services are plenty these days, and you can book a cab through your cell phones. Here is a trustworthy Online Cab Booking service provider that clears all your doubts regarding cab booking, follow Clear Car Rentals.
There are two ways for cab booking which is followed usually; one is the conventional way of booking through travel agents and another one is on the spot booking. Online Cab Booking is the new wave in the history of cab booking in India. It is as reliable as your travel agent and more efficient than him.

Online cab booking would be done through online service providers who are connected to various travel agencies and cab owners. Clear Car Rental Company, a reliable online rental car service provider, guides you how to book a car. It is fast, easy and simple.
Open the Clear Car Rental web page. On the home page, you would see a search box. Just fill the details asked in the search box. Choose the type of service you need: whether it is an out station trip, local or transfer service. Click whether you want for a round trip, a one way drop off or a multicity travel. Enter the starting point and end point, duration, date and time.
Now, you will be directed to our price deal on the different types of vehicles and select the one you prefer. Book the car! You can pay the full amount or partial in advance. Everything would be mentioned online. If you have our discount coupon, mention that. We accept all types of cards, and you can make cash payment also.
Filter your search through wide range of vehicles and price range. Our staff will be at your service round the clock. Advantage of online cab booking is that you can book in advance, can choose from wide range of booking options, vehicles and price list. Booking is done very quickly.
We are connected to 210+ cities now. We provide rental cabs for Outstation, local and transfer services. These services come in three types: Round trip, One way and Multi city travels. You can book for full day or half day. Book cabs for airport transfers, leisurely holidays, wedding, parties, business trips and any other kind of travel packages. Go through our travel guides to know more about the destination. We provide reliable and efficient service.
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Travel through

Gone are those strenuous and lengthy naval expeditions for the exploration of unknown territories. Today we fly over oceans in a few hours! We travel through countries and travel across borders. We travel for recreation, business, and also for an exploration of unknown places. Basically, to travel means to move from one place to another that we all know.
Did you know that the word ‘travel’ was derived from the old French term called ‘travail’? Interestingly, ‘travail’ means ‘to toil hard’ or a ‘laborious task’. In the past, traveling was considered a laborious task due to the hardships one had to go through while traveling from one place to another.

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The term was largely referred to ‘exploration’ of new places. People traveled on barefoot, in carts and manual carriages. One can imagine the difficulties of passing through thick jungles, wild forests, mountain valleys and desert having no hopes for a ‘safe return’. Today, a traveler stumbles upon countless tea shops and restaurants at every stop to fill his empty stomach. Truly it was a ‘laborious task’ for our ancestors to travel.
Even amidst such hardships some of our brave ancestors took up expeditions and kick started the exploration of unknown territories because of which the world looks so small a place to invent anything new now! One needs no vehicles to travel through these days. Wondering how?
All of us are explorers now on the net. We travel through and across borders in a second. No hardships. We cull information about travel destinations, book vehicles and tickets, reserve accommodation and all that takes no time.
I am not a travel enthusiast, most of my expeditions are of recreational kind, and family oriented trips. Love to sit and sip in a couch at a corner of my sweet home and I do travel through my mind, and try to reach across all depths of my inner world.
So, you guess, the word ‘travel’ travels through barriers of time and place!! Still wonder…what leads one to move from one place another. Why does one ‘travel’?
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Bridge Day!!

Mother’s day, father’s day, birthday, daughter’s day, rose day, valentine’s day, earth day, doctor’s day, engineer’s day……. The list would go on and on … the point in counting some of this special occasion’s day is Bridge day is coming near, 19th October. To be honest I have not heard about it before some days.
So this first day official Bridge day was celebrated in 1980 in US in West Virginia. It is an annual one day festival in West Virginia. It was the started in the celebration of the New River Gorge Bridge. For many years it was world’s tallest steel single span bridge which is now ranked on the fourth no. On the bridge day, bridge is opened for BASE jump. Automobiles are banned on the bridge this day. In 2013, New River Gorge Bridge is listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places.
The Wikipedia definition of the bridge is; ‘a structure built to span the physical obstacle such as water body, valley or a road’. Bridges are considered as the marvels of structural engineering. Some bridges are definitely breathtaking in aesthetic point of view.
Let’s take a look at some important bridges in our India.
  • Bandra-Worli sea link
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    I cannot imagine any other name of the bridge at the top of the list other than ‘Bandra-Worli sea link’; standing still, strong and proudly at in the capital of Maharashtra, aamchi Mumbai. It is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi sea link. The bridge is cable stayed. It links Bandra and western suburbs of the Mumbai
    It was a big time project in terms of everything. It costed 1600 crores ($356.8 millions). It was a project by Maharashtra state & road development completed by Hindustan Construction Company and designed by DAR consultants. It is India’s largest sea bridge.  
  • Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge/ pamban Bridge 
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    It is in the Tamilnadu state of India. It is India’s first sea bridge. It connects Rameshwaram Island to mainland of India. It is India’s second largest sea bridge. It is both road and cantilever railway bridge but mainly used as the rail bridge. It has double leaf bascule midway which can be raised to let ships pass by under it.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Setu 
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    It was the longest bridge in India at the time of construction and was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1982. It joins Hajipur and Patna in Bihar. It is also known as the Ganga setu. It is graceful in appearance. It is one of the longest river bridges in the world.  

  • Howrah bridge/ Rabindra Setu
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    Kolkata, the cultural Capital of India, has this famous Howrah Bridge. I remember while watching my favorite movie Yuva I was attracted towards this architectural beauty also. It is on the Hooghly River. This bridge connects Kolkata and Howrah. Its official name has been change to Rabindra setu but it is famously known as the Howrah Bridge. Whenever there is mention of Kolkata, there are writers, poets and art, right from Ravindranath Tagore a Nobel Prize winner in literature to high end fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Famous poet Rudyard Kipling has mentioned in his in city of dreadful that ‘this is worth coming across India to see this’.
  • Golden bridge

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    It is a bridge in Gujarat state. It joins the Ankaleshwar and Bharuch. It was built by British Govt. The name Golden Bridge refers to the cost required at that time to build the bridge. But it is a marvelous structure standing well in condition even after going through Gujarat floods and earthquake. It is one of the longest cantilever types of the bridge. 
  • Godavari Rail Bridge/ Kovvur-Rajahmundrry Bridge 
    It is Asia’s second longest road cum Rail Bridge. It is actually now a sister bridges the old Godavari Rail Bridge was built in British era of India in 1900 and it was spectacular and now the new Godavari Rail Bridge is built as a substitute for it by Hindustan Construction Company. The new Godavari Bridge is beautiful in aesthetics having the arches over it. 
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  • Panvalnadi Bridge
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    It is the Rail Bridge in Maharashtra. It was the tallest Bridge in India but it lost title because of the grand project being completed in North India. It is in the Kokan region of the Maharashtra. It was the project by Kokan Railway Corporation. It was awarded by the Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers and American Concrete Institute as the most outstanding concrete structure in India.
  • Jadukata bridge
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It is the longest span cantilever type of the bridge in India. It is in the Meghalaya state. It’s built on the Kyunski River. It is listed in the one of the most beautiful bridges in India.
The exciting thing on the occasion of this post about bridge day is I came to know that the world’s highest railway bridge is on its way of completion in Jammu & Kashmir on Chenab River. Kudos!!

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Now its time to explore Mumbai

Night View of Bandra Worli Sea Links      Credit :The Hindu

How people pronounce Mumbai-Bombay,Mayanagari,Bambai,Bombay is pronounced as Bomb-(b)ay which almost everyone gets right.In Hindi, it is pronounced as Bum-bu(t)-ee, most non-Indians wouldn’t know this pronunciation exists.However, most English speakers pronounce it as “Moo-m-bye“or whatever you may like to call it,Mumbai People,also known as the 'Mumbaikars'

For some people Mumbai is a city of freedom, for others people it is a city of opportunities.For some people it is a city that never sleeps, for others people it is a city with no nightlife. For some people it is a city of glitz and glamour, for others people it is a city of slums and squalour.For some people it is the city of vada pav,pav bhaji and bhelpuri mmmm yummy, for others people it is a city of fine dining. For some people it is a city for the sons and daughters of the soil, for others people it is a city of migrants. For some people it is a city that does not care, for others people it is a city with a never say loss spirit. For some people it is a city of future, for others people it is a dead city. For some people it is a city of dirty beaches,the Marine Drive and the Gateway of India, for others people it is a city with history stretching back to two millennia ago.

Mumbai doesn't have as many historical attractions,you'll find everything from Beaches to Bollywood.The most common attraction in Mumbai are Gateway of India,Haji Ali,Juhu,Gorai beach and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches,Colaba Causeway,Flora Fountain,Esselworld and water kingdom.But there are some hidden places in Mumbai and these are attraction that visitors don’t necessarily know about and the city’s local residents easily overlook.

1) The Elephanta Caves,from Gateway of India

Elephanta Caves
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2) Fashion Street,at Mumbai CST Azad Maiden

Elephanta Caves
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3) The Asiatic Library,at Mumbai CST

Elephanta Caves
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4) Prithvi Theatre,at Juhu

Prithvi Theatre
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5) Bandra Fort,at Bandra (W)

Bandra Fort

6) Worli Sea Link,at Bandra (W)

Worli Sea Link
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7) Mount Mary Church,at Bandra (W)

Mount Mary Church
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8) National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) at Nariman Point 

National Centre for the Performing Arts
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9) Nehru Planetarium at Worli

Nehru Planetarium
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10) The Imperial (Mumbai),Tallest Towers in India,at  Tardeo 

The Imperial
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11) India's own Disneyland Adlabs Imagica at Khopoli on Mumbai-Pune expressway

Adlabs Imagica
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Tourist Places in Leh

 Leh is second largest district in India in terms of area. It is located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It was earlier the capital of Ladakh, a Himalayan kingdom. It is located at the altitude of 3524m. Leh is connected to other parts of India by two roads. National highway 1D connects it to Sri Nagar via Kargil. Other one is Leh Manila highway but it can be troublesome as there are many high passes and risk of land sliding along the road. However you can fly here as Leh has its airport called Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee. It is well linked by several flights to Delhi, Sri Nagar and other major cities of India. Leh is not connected by rail.

What to see:  

Though Leh is situated in remote parts of India, it houses many places of interest and historical importance. Palace of King of Ladakh is situated in Leh. At present it is being renovated as it was in ruined condition. There are many beautiful views outside the palace.

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa :

 Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is a Buddhist temple. It was built in 1430 and remains open only between 7am to 9am for the Morning Prayer.

Soma Gompa :

 Soma Gompa is another Buddhist building in Ladakh. Karma Dupgyud Choeling is monastery of Karma Kagyu tradition.

Shanti Stupa :

 Leh also house Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist religious building. It is built by Japan and worth visit place.

Pangong Tso :

 Pangong Tso is beautiful lake situated at the altitude of 4350m. Its blue water surrounding majestic mountains makes it perfect tourist destination.

War museum :

 War museum in Leh is interesting place to visit. The museum has the display showcasing history, tools of the trade related to army operation, replica of Siachin battlefield.

Donkey sanctuary :

Donkey sanctuary in Leh is another place of attraction. The sanctuary is nothing but a home to helpless donkeys. It remains open for the people throughout the day. Offering juicy carrots and small donation is most welcome here for the welfare of these animals.

   Leh also offers its tourists adventurous activities like trekking and river rafting. It has a number of trekking routes while Zaskar and Indus Rivers offers tourists thrilling experience of white water rafting.
Best Time to visit: 

 April to July is the best time to visit as its offers a splendid view of beautiful natural surronding of Leh.

Other details: 

 Tibetan antiques, replicas are most preferred shopping items of tourist in Leh. Main bazaar is the place where one can get these Souvenirs. The bazaar also houses many sweet shops which sell sweets along with Samosas, Chana Dal with Puri and other Indian foods.    
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Pangot a famous hill statiion in Uttrakhand

  Pangot is a small village located in the state of Uttrakhand, India. It is located near Nainital, a famous hill station of the state. It is situated at the altitude of 2182 m and has pleasant weather. It is nestled with lush green forests and  15 minutes – drive from Nainital to Pangot offers fascinating experience as the way to this small village from Nainital goes through dense forests.
  Pangot is an ideal place for bird watchers as many species of birds are found there.You can see many varieties of bird here. There are about 150 species of birds including some rare species found in the region. Himalayan griffons, blue winged minlas, bellied woodpeckers and khalij pheasants are some of the species of bird found here. You can also get to watch some species of animals in the region.  Some of the animals that can be found in the region include leopards, sambar deer, Himalayan martins, barking deer, ghorals, and civets. Kilburi and Snow view point are other places of attraction nearby Pangot.
  Pangot offers cool and calm ambience and hence is nice picnic spot. Many tourists who come to Nainital also visit this beautiful place. Pan got also offers some  trekking trails which can be enjoyed by adventurous tourists. Pangot is also nice place for honeymoon couples. There are some resorts that provide accommodation facility to visitors .
How to reach :
  Pangot is just 15 km away from Nainital. Nainital is well linked by roads to other parts of the state and the country. Many state run buses and other private vehicles are available form Delhi to Nainital. Kathgodam serves as the nearest rail head to Pangot. It is just 50 km away and is well connected to other cities and towns of country. Pantnagar airport is nearest airport it and is well linked to other major cities of the state.
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Asansol is the second largest city of Indian state of West Bengal after Kolkata. The city is located in Burdwan district of the state. It is one of the major industrial and commercial centers of India. The city has large work force, moderately higher per capita income, educational institutions and good transport facilities.  According to data released by International Institute of Environment and Development, a UK based policy research non-governing body; Asansol is among 11 Indian cities in the list of 100 fastest growing cities. Bengali is widely spoken language of the city. Hindi and Urdu speaking people are also found there. Asansol is a major educational center for the whole coal belt region the state from Dhanabad to Ranigunj. Economy of the city is based on coal and steel industries.  Though the Ranigunj coalfield spreads over four districts, Asansol is the heart of coalfield. The average Temperature of Asansol in summer is 30c while it is about 15c in winter. About 2500 year ago the region was a significant place of Jain activities. It is believed that the last Thirthankar of Jain religion, Mahavir Vardhaman once lived and worked there.

 Places to visit: 
Asansol houses many places worth visiting in and around it.

Asansol Kalyaneswari Temple :

Situated 20km from Asansol Kalyaneswari Temple is a pilgrimage center particularly for barren women.

Maithon Dam :

Maithon Dam is situated 20km from Asansol and is a place worth visit. 

Panchet Dam :

Panchet Dam is another dam situated 17 km from Asansol.

Satabdi Park:

Satabdi Park is an amusement park especially for children. It is also nice place to spend evening.

Joychandi Pahar :

Joychandi Pahar is a popular picnic spot. It is just 30 km away from Asansol.

Churulia :

Churulia is the place where famous poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was born. He was the national poet of Bangladesh. The village is about 17 km from Asansol. The village houses a museum of his works and memorial for him. A cultural program is organized on the occasion of poet’s birth day.

Rabindra Bhavan :

Rabindra Bhavan is a major cultural hub of the city. Sarat Mancha is another cultural centre located at Asansol Police lines.   

How to get there:

Asansol is well connected by rail and road to other parts of the state and the country. Being a major railway junction on Howrah- Delhi track, Asansol is connected to many other cities of the country. Many buses run by state government connect Asansol to many other cities and towns of the state.  Kolkata is the nearest airport for Asansol. The airport is connected by many flights to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, etc. You can hire a cab to reach your destination.

Other details: 

Durga Pooja is the most important festival of West Bengal. The festival is also celebrated in Asansol with great enthusiasm. Holi and Naba Brasho are other major festivals celebrated in Asansol
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Mahuli Fort

scenic view of Mahuli fort

 Mahuli Fort is located in Thane District of the state of Maharashtra. Mahuli is small town where this fort is situated. It is also the highest point in Thane district. It is gifted with hills and lush green thick forests. The government has declared the forest around the town as sanctuary. The Mahuli Fort is a famous tourist attraction in Thane. Although the creator of the fort is not known, it has historic significance attached to it.     It is a place where Shahaji Raje, the father of Shivaji Maharaj, along with wife and son Shivaji himself lived here for little time. The fort has seen many invasions by other rulers also. Maratha kings won and lost it in war many times.

 This famous fort of Mahuli falls in Kasara region of the state. The fort is situated at the altitude of 760 m. This historic monument is surrounded by dense forest. There is a river down the base of the fort and it adds to charming beauty of the fort and surroundings. The fort looks like a small finger shaped hill and that make it looks distinct from other nearby mountains. The fort offers a beautiful view of nearby Tansa Lake. The routes to interiors of the fort are very mystifying and baffle the new entrants.

 Apart from Mahuli Fort, Mahuli also houses other places of attraction like Tansa Lake and Manas Mandir. Marathi is widely spoken language in the region while Hindi is also spoken by many people. It has pleasant weather in winter. October to march is the best time to visit the fort.

How to reach Mahuli fort:

By train:  

Asangaon railway station is just 6 km from Mahuli and serves as the nearest railhead to it. The railway station is well linked to Mumbai and other cities of the state.

By road:

There are many state run buses and taxi services available from Asangaon to reach Mahuli. Asangaon is furthermore connected well by road to Mumbai and other cities and town of the state. 

By air:

 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai is the nearest airbase to Mahuli. It is just 80km away from Mahuli. The air port is well linked by several domestic and international flights to other major cities of India and other countries. You can take a taxi from Mumbai airport to reach your destination.
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Tourist Places in Naldehra

Naldehra is famous tourist place in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. it is situated at the altitude of 2044 m and is just 22 km away from Shimla, a major tourist spot itself. In fact Naldehra is a part of Shimla region. Naldehra literally means the Abode of king of Snakes. It has a temple dedicated to the main deity Nag, the serpent God. It is famous for housing the oldest nine -hole golf in the country. It is beautiful place for golf course. The place impressed Lord Curzon of Briton so much that he gave his daughter Alexandra the second name Naldehra. Many completions are held on the golf course.   
Shaily Peak and Tattapani :
Shaily Peak and Tattapani are some of other places of interest in Naldehra. Shaily Peaks is covered with lush greenery and offers picturesque views of Naldehra while Tattapani is famous for its Sulphor    water springs. It is situated 56 km away from Shimla and has many temples in its surrounding.

Mahakali Temple :
Mahakali Temple is another place of religious importance near Naldehra. It is situated on the bank of Mahakali Lake. The place is very calm and offers picturesque views of its beautiful surrounding.

Mahunag Temple :
Mahunag Temple is yet another place of worship near Naldehra. The temple is located amid the famous Naldehra Golf Course. It is dedicated to serpent god Ananta Shesha referred in Hindu mythology.
Naldehra is abundant with thick forest containing pine and deodar trees. Horse riding is the best way to explore the beautiful forest which is not possible by other means travelling. Many horses are available at the price of about Rs 300 per hour.

Kogi Mata Temple :
Kogi Mata Temple is much revered place of worship. The temple is located in Kogi village near Naldehra. We can also see a number of traditional houses around the temple. The place is much visited by tourists.    

How to reach:
Many state run buses and other private vehicles connect it to Shimla, Mashobra and other cities and towns of the states and the country. Jubarhatti Airport at Shimla is nearest airbase to Naldehra. The air port is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and other major cities of the country. Kalka railway station is nearest railway head to Naldehra. It is about 112 km from it and well connected to cities and towns of the country.
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