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Summer Destinations To Visit in India With Family and Friends

 Summer season has been started and also the planning of vacations for children also started.  If you really getting bored and need some relief from this hectic time and need some outing then lets plan a trip with us. 

Though the season comes with plenty of options to plan your vacation but there is no better time to go to cool places.

We are jot down some places here where you can plan your vacation to beat the heat this summer.


Dal Lake, Srinagar

Not less than heaven! set amidst the snow-clad mountains, tall Chinar trees, green valleys and beautiful climate make Kashmir a great place for tourists. Who one goes here would definitely suggest to visit it once in life time.

Places to visit in Kashmir: Dal lake, housboat stay, Nisht bagh, Shalimar bagh, Pahalgam, Gondola Ride in Gulmarg, Aru Valley and Betaab Valley, Sonmarg.


Kalatop hill valley, Dalhousie

The list of places to visit in India in the month of April is incomplete if you have not included Dalhousie. It's the scenic town nestled in Himalaya. Apart from the beautiful fauna one can enjoy trekking, paragliding here.

Places to visit in Dalhousie :  Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Sach Pass, Panchpula, St. John’s Church and St. Francis Church.

Ganggal airport is the nearest airport to reach here where as you can reach at Pathankot railway station if you are travelling by train. From there you can take a cab to reach Dalhousie. 


Beautiful mountain view in Manali

It is one the destination that should not missed from the list. Situated at an altitude of 2050 meters from sea level and nestled in the lap of Kullu valley is the best option for you if you are planning a trip this summer season in north India. 

Along with sightseeing you can do skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking here.

Attractions in Manali:  Solang Valley, Hadimba temple, Manu temple, mall road for shopping and lip smacking food, Van vihar, Tibetan Monasteries. If you want to go out from Manali then there are other popular routes/places you can go from Manali. 

Kullu Manali airport is the nearest airport in Bhuntar and Ambala Cantt is the nearest railhead to reach Manali.  After arrival here you can hire a cab to go Manali or get around.


Market of Gangtok 

The capital city of Sikkim is blessed with innumerable attractions, variety of cuisines and authentic folk culture. This town should be in your top of travel wish list.

There are several exquisite spots you can explore in Gangatok like Hanuman Tok, Saramsa Garden, Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Do Drul Chorton Tashi View Point, The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, MG Marg (Walk along the streets, eateries shops, etc)

Approx. 124km away from Gangatok, Bagdogra is the nearest airport and Darjeeling is the nearest railway station. 

Kasauli :

Majestic hill view in Kasauli

Whether you are planning a short trip or a long trip you kasauli will be best place you should think of in this summer. 
Amidst pine forest and majestic hills, Kasauli is a quaint hill station in Himachal Pradesh

Place to visit in Kasauli: Gilbert Trail, Monkey Point, Christ Church, Mall Road, Sunset Point & Lover’s Lane, Timber Trail.

How to reach Kasuali : Chandigarh International Airport is the nearest airport and Kalka railway station is the nearest rail-head to Kasauli. As most of the tourist preferred to take cab from Chandigarh airport.


Waterfall in Pachmarhi

It is famous hill station in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh state. It can be a perfect summer destination for families and group of friends. Pachmarhi also known as "Queen of Satpura". Town has a mythological significance connect. 
Places of attraction in Pachmarhi: Apsara vihar, Jata Shankar caves, Pandava Caves, Dhupgarh, Handi Khoh, Jata Shankar Cave, Bison Lodge Museum, The Satpura National Park are few of places to visit when you are in Pachmarhi.

How to reach Pachmarhi : Bhopal and Jabalpur airport are nearest to Pachmarhi where as the Pipariya railway station is the nearest railway station. Either you can take cab from Jabalpur or a cab from Bhopal to reach to Panchmarhi.

Nainital : 

Naini Lake, Nainital

Blessed with great treasure of Nature, Nainital is the perfect tourist destination to have a summer vacation. The temperature in the summer season varies from 10 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. It means you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest. 
Located in Uttarakhand state,  Naintal was the summer capital of British India's United Provinces. 

Places to see in Nainital: Naini lake, Nainital zoo, Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin top, snow view, Raj Bhavan, 

Apart from tourist attraction you can do shopping, adventure and fun filled activities here like rock climbing, trekking and rope way ride.

Khajjiar : 

Image credit : By Srinivasan G: CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr

Now your dream of going to Switzerland can be fulfilled because India has such place which is not lesser than the Switzerland from any of aspect.  Khajjiar, situated in the lap of Himalayan mountains and just 26 kms away from beautiful Dalhousie is small hill station which is also known as “Mini Switzerland of India” because the climate and forests of the place is very similar to Switzerland.  Here you will also seen an interesting think that there is a signboard installed which showing Khajjiar's distance from the Swiss capital Berne -6194 km.
Thought March to June is the best time to visit Khajjiar , you can also visit this place in Monsoon too.

Tourist attraction in Khajjiar: Kaliope wildlife sanctuary, Khajjiar lake, Kailash village, Panch Pandav tree, Khajji Nag Temple, Dainkund Peak, Golden Devi Temple, Tibetan Handicrafts Center, etc

How to reach Khajjiar :Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport to Khajjiar where as the Pathonkot  is the convenient railway station to reach here if you are planning a trip via train. 



Ooty is anther picturesque destination to visit this April. It is situated amidst the beautiful hills which is makes it a peaceful vacation place. It has everything that will make your tour enjoyable. Ooty is budget friendly hill station as there are amazing hotels stay packages as well pocket friendly cab tour packages available from nearby cities. 

Attraction in Ooty : Avalanche Lake, Botanical gardens, Deer park, Doddabetta Peak, Kalhatty Waterfalls, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Mudumalai National Park, Ooty Rose Garden, Toy train.

How to reach Ooty: Coimbatore International Airport is 91 km away from Ooty and it is the nearest airport to reach here. Mettupalyam railway station is nearest railhead to Ooty which is  40 kms away. You can hire private chauffeur driven cab from there to reach Ooty.

Munnar :  

Tea plantation farming, Munnar

One of the best place to visit from “Gods own country” [Kerala].  filled with lush green meadows, scenic lakes, majestic mountain peaks attracts tourist from the globe.  Tourist can visit this place throughout the year but the best time to visit is summer.

Beautiful  Tea plantation gardens,  Lakkam Waterfalls, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Rose Garden, Blossom International Park, Cheeyappara Waterfalls are some of places of attraction in Munnar.

Shillong : 


Located in one of the Seven Sisters Of India (seven states), Shillong serves as the capital of Meghalaya state in country's northeast region.

It also known as the "Scotland of East" due to its tropical resemblance with the Scottish climate. The place is blessed with beautiful fauna and spellbound landscapes 

Places to visit in Shillong : Nohkalikai Falls, Elephanta fall, Sweet fall, Ward lake, Umaim lake, Mahadev Khola dam, Air Force Museum, 

Coorg :

Image credit: By muscicapa CC BY 2.0 flickr

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with emerald landscapes, Misty mountains, coffee plantations, lush green scenery and fresh air makes it a best place visit during summer.  It is also known as the “Scotland of India”.
Coorg is also best place for outdoor activities such as trekking, angling and white-water rafting. 
Raja's seat , Madikeri fort, Omkareshwar temple, Abbey falls, Nehru mantap, Shri Kamakshi temple, Government museum, Coorg wildlife society, Kote abbe falls, and many more. Coorg city guide help you to plan your trip well in advancel.

Shillong : 

Located in one of the Seven Sisters Of India (seven states), Shillong serves as the capital of Meghalaya state in country's northeast region.
It also known as the "Scotland of East" due to its tropical resemblance with the Scottish climate. The place is blessed with beautiful fauna and spellbound landscapes 
Places to visit in Shillong : Nohkalikai Falls, Elephanta fall, Sweet fall, Ward lake, Umaim lake, Mahadev Khola dam, Air Force Museum, 

Mount abu :

Mount Abu
Image credit : By Selmer van Alten CC BY 2.0 flickr

You can add Rajasthan in your travel bucket list when you are planning your summer vacation because the state has a hill station situated at an elevation of 1,220 meters (4000 ft) in the Aravalli ranges
It has pleasant climate and surrounded with lush greenery, scenic lake.

Places of attraction in Mount abu : Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Trevor’s Tank, Guru Shikhar Peak, Peace Park, Achalgarh Fort. If you are adventure enthusiasts then you can do camping, biking, trekking and rock climbing activities.

Coonoor :

If you are planning a trip to get rid from hustle and bustle of city life then Coonoor is the best place to be consider as holiday destination this summer.  Coonoor is one of the popular and most visited hill stations in India and thousands of tourists, nature lover come here from across the World.  A misty and foggy climate creates a picturesque atmosphere here which make it a must see place on everyone’s travel bucket list.’’

Mcleodganj :

Image Credit: bY Erik Grootscholte CC BY 2.0 flickr

Mcleod Ganj is a famous tourist destination and beautiful town situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as "Little Lhasa".

It is a paradise for the nature lover and a perfect place for relaxing holidays in summer season. You can visit this place even in winter to witness the snow fall. The best time to visit this place is from September to June.

Tourist can reach this place via road, rail and flight. Either you can reach Mcleodganj from Delhi or from Dharmashala, Dehradun and Delhi by cab or bus. Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi is the nearest airport and Pathankot junction is the nearest railway station if you are travelling by train.

Places of interest in Mcleodganj are Triund Trek, Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall, Namgyal  Monastery, Kareri Lake, Dharamkot, Minkiani Pass, Naddi View Point, Dal Lake, Kangra Fort, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Indrahar pass, The Dalai Lama’s Temple and Gunna Devi.

At last don't forget to share this list with you friends and share your experience in the comment if you have been to hear!

AERO India - One Of The Largest Air Show in The World

                                                 AERO India 2021                                                 

Yelahanka air base,  Bengaluru

Date : February 3 to 5

      Asia's largest air show and aviation exhibition, AERO celebrating its 13th edition with pride this year in Bengaluru since its inception. This biannual show lasts around three days and invites various companies aircraft manufacturers, national and international exhibitors over 400.  Since its inception in 1996, this air show has emerged as on of the vital event in aviation exhibitions.


The show is hosted by Ministry of Defence’s Defence Exhibition Organization. It's great business opportunities for manufacturers from aerospace and aviation industry to demonstrate their product. Citizens can visit the show and this year amidst the Covid19 pandemic situation all visitors have to follow few safety precautionary protocol along with carrying negative COVID-19 negative report taken 72 hours prior exhibition day. Before kindly confirm the show timings on Aero India's official website.


Ticket price for Aero India :

The tickets will be availble in two category(Business & ADVA) and it will be issued on limited first come first serve basis.

Business category: Price will be Rs.5000 for Indian nationals and $150 for foreign national for full day and for half day it will be Rs. 2500 and $75 for Indians and foreign nationals respectively.

ADVA: For other visitors visiting price will be Rs 1,000 for Indians and $40 for foreign nationals and for hafd day it will be Rs 500 and $20 for Indians and foreign nationals respectively.

If you are planning to visit the air show, reserve a cab online for a hassle free pick up and drop to the venue from your location. 



All you need to know about National War Memorial, Delhi


Image by: Sanket Oswal, wikipedia

“Quartered in snow, silent to remain. When the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again.” – The scroll of honour at the Siachen base camp.

Nation salutes to Indian Army for their unwavering commitment and bravery in the battle field since time immemorial. Among 29 Largest standing army in the world topped by China, India hold second position with an enviable reputation for having a well-trained and powerful army, which is really a remarkable achievement.
The story of their bravery and legendary sacrifices are still hold high by every single citizen of India.

 In order to Honour their efforts, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on 25th February inaugurated India’s first National War Memorial in Delhi not very far from the another  popular tourism  attraction in Delhi ,India Gate.

 “National War Memorial will be akin to a pilgrimage to a holy place” as quoted by our PM Shri. Narendra Modi, depicts his true reverence for the Indian Army.  A true respect to the  sacrifices of men who laid down their lives for the sake of their country, so that we could live so that the country could be safe & secure, paving the way for development."
Though the proposal for the same was presented long back but it finally got approved in 2015. National War Memorial was built at the cost of Rs 176 crore which is spread in  40 acres. 
Built in the vicinity of India Gate, the National War Memorial pays homage to the soldier who sacrificed their lives during various war. The memorial honors 25,942 martyr soldiers.

Build with perfect architect, the four concentric circles of National War Memorial represents the entire journey of soldier, from entry to martyrdom and finally merge with eternal flame represented by obelisk which is at the center of the circles.

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The four concentric circle or  4 chakras around the obelisk are 'Amar Chakra' , 'Veerta Chakra', 'Tyag Chakra' and 'Rakshak Chakra'. The outmost chakra Rakshak Chakra represents spirit of security.
Moving towards inner circle the second chakra Tyag Chakra represents sacrifice of soldiers. The third chakra represents  courage and bravery of the Indian soldiers and the inner most chakra near obelisk is Amar Chakra representing eternity of the soul.

To make it a green zone around 700 trees were planted and the area is well manicured to make it as popular tourist attraction in Delhi.
WeBe design lab of chennai is the winner of the design selected for Memorial.Beautifully designed in a form of Chakravyuh the architect is unique in itself.The walls are made up of granite brick .It also has Brick with Name of each soldier, his ID, regiment, and rank. Going a step further and making things easier for the visitors an app is available on google play store  by which one can type the name of the solider and find the location of the brick. It also hold statue of 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees at Param Yoddha Sthal.

How to Reach National War Museum : - 

Delhi is well connected with all the major capital of all the states, through Air ,Train and Road network. 
National War Memorial can be easily reached from all corners of Delhi though Public or Private Transport. You can also book a Cab for local site seeing. There is no entry fee for visiting the National War Memorial in Delhi.

Best Time to Visit The National War Memorial : -

Like other tourist attractions in Delhi, It is also open on all days of the week. However, the entry to the National War memorial is restricted on certain days. 
The official timings for the War Memorial Delhi is from 9 am to 6:30 pm till March and From April, the timings would be 9 am to 7:30 pm.

Other Places to Visit Around Delhi : -

India Gate :
 Formally known as Kingsway. The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath. This was built in the memory of 70,000 soldiers both Indian and British who  lost lives in World War – 1

Rashtraparti Bhavan :
 Rashtraparti Bhavan is yet another amazing place to visit. Occupying 330 acres it has 190 acres of garden area.It has 340 room build over four floors. The legendary Mughal Gardens has an Persian style architect which cover an area of 15 acres and have 159 celebrated varieties of roses, varieties of bougainvillea. The walls are covered with creepers like Jasmine, Rhynchospermum, and  China Orange trees. From Feb to March every year  The Mughal Gardens opens for general public i.e  during Udyanotsav.

Swaminarayan Akshardham :
 Awarded with the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple Akshardham epitomizes thousand years of history of Indian Culture, India’s ancient architecture, and the essence of spirituality which flows in every Hindu.

Apart from this Delhi tourism covers places like Red Fort, Rajpath, Humayun Tomb, Agrasen Ki Baoli, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandi, Dilli Haat, Garden of Five Senses, Shantivan, Iskcon Temple, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Lodi Tomb, Qutab Minar and many more.

So log on to Clear Car Rental  to check out yet more Near by Tourist attractions in Delhi and add few more cherishing memories in your travel diary .

Biosphere Odyssey - Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve

image courtesy: wikipedia

 India is the only country where all kinds of climatic and biogeographic conditions can be found.  From the cold mountain snow regions of Ladakh trek to the plains of Gangetic and Brahmaputra and  Rajasthan's Thar Desert, each place has its own meaning in terms of flora and fauna. 
Natural Biosphere simply put, these are places where special ecosystems are preserved ; ecosystems and specialized environments where for various reasons, including the threat of extinction, flora and fauna need to be nurtured and preserved. 

Nilgiri Biosphere in Tamil NaduGulf of Mannar Biosphere in Tamil Nadu, Sundarban Biosphere (West Bengal ), Nanda Devi Biosphere are some of the world famous Biosphere in India where natural beauty is in abundance.
Because of Natural and man made threat to the biodiversity Indian government had developed  strict guidelines to preserve several biosphere reserves in India. 

 One among these biosphere is Pachmarhi which is eleventh biosphere, in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Truely adventurous and blessed with abundant beauty, Panchmarhi is the queen of Satpura. Do plan a trip to Panchamarhi and visit with a chauffeur driven cab from your convenient location.

 A hidden plateau with incredible wealth, full of mystical experiences, has been partially explored so far, but will surely be one of the most preferred places for all those who wish to break with Urban Monotonous life 
Narrow Bridged paths leading to peaceful natural beauty of wild bamboo groves, religious shrines and a multitude of wildlife species and dense sal forests make Pachmarhi a true treasure for tourists. A touch of pure and virginal atmosphere, these days not a very common phenomenon. 
Sharing its natural boundaries with Hoshangabad ,Betul and Chhindwara the must visiting highest  peak in Pachmarhi is Dhoopgarh,also famous for its sunset.

The Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve has three wildlife conservation units – the Bori Sanctuary, the Satpura National Park, and the Pachmarhi Sanctuary. 

Blessed with the prominent source of Tawa Reservoir Pachmarhi Biosphere has several water bodies.

The type of forest here is deciduous with the forest dominated by teak trees and salt trees. In and around the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, more than 511 villages can be found.Apart from human habitant  it is home to some of India’s major wildlife species like Skinks, Geckos, Cobra, Pythons ,Malabar Pied hornbill , Malabar Whistling Thrush and even the Crested Serpent Eagle Large mammal species include Tiger, Leopard, wild Boar, Gaur (Bos gaurus), Chital Deer (Axis axis), Muntjac Deer, Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor), and Rhesus macaques can be spotted unlike anywhere else in the country.
Cave paintings in Pandava Caves and a presence of Buddhisum in its architect with a dense reserve of teak forest, Pachmarhi is virgin beauty in itself.

Other Places to Visit- 

Chauragarh- hundreds of Steps to reach temple and experience panoramic view.Perfect for trek lovers. 
Pandav Caves, Dhupgarh (Famous for most beautiful sunset), Guptmahadev, Apsara Vihar.

Reaching Pachmarhi

Well connected with road. Train and air route Pachmarhi may be reached by

Air Route – Nearest Airport Bhopal (210) , Jabalpur (240 ) & Nagpur (250 )

RailRoute - Nearest Station Pipariya but may be reached through Bhopal, Itarasi, Jabalpur located on central line.

RoadRoute -  – Number of Cab Service providers are available serving tourist on daily basis. Cab hire Bhopal , Book Cab Jabalpur ,Car on rent Nagpur are some of the services which provide hassel free services.

World Heritage sites in Maharashtra

  World Heritage sites are managed by UNESCO. The International World Heritage programme recognizes sites of cultural importance such as forests, mountains, islands, deserts, monument, building, complex or a city as Heritage Sites for the preservation of cultural heritage. These sites will be maintained under the supervision of UNESCO. The criteria for selecting a site as Heritage site is that it should represent outstanding universal significance in terms of cultural contributions. The sites will be listed by each country and then, the International committee decides after examination of the prominence of such sites.
India has many World Heritage sites. Let us focus upon Maharashtra state. Four sites have been listed under the World Heritage Sites program in Maharashtra. 

To visit and explore these places you will need a well travel plan and for this either you can go by railway or can think of hiring a cab because that would be a insightful travel experience for you as it will pick up you from your location and drives you to each site which offers unique and fascinating experience.

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus: 

This is a railway terminus located in Mumbai. This is a colonial structure named after the Queen Victoria. This railway terminus was renamed in 1996. The terminus was built was completed in 1880 during the British era. The monument is still active and is a major railway terminus in India.
It is popularly known as CST, which was under terrorist attack. The railway terminus is built in the Victorian Gothic style comprising beautiful carvings. It became a World Heritage Monument in 2004.


Situated about 100 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra these rock cut caves are well known for paintings. These caves were discovered by British officers in the 19th century. These caves date back to 100 B.C. All are Buddhist Caves.

 Ajanta caves are one of the prestigious monuments of India. One would marvel at the skill of Indian artisans. Details of the life style belonging to that period are displayed through paintings.
Ajanta caves can be approached by road. Hire taxis or take the MTDC tourist buses to reach Ajanta from Aurangabad city. Ajanta caves are protected by Eco-Conservation program. So, public vehicles are not allowed inside the premises. Public or private vehicles would drop you at the T-point and from there the tourists will be taken in an Eco-friendly bus. It takes about 5 minute to reach the cave site from the T-point.


Ellora rock cut caves are situated at about 27 km from Aurangabad city. There are 34 caves in total belonging to Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions. They were built in various periods spanning from 5th to 11th centuries. Kailas Nath Temple, which is known for its magnificence is a single rock cut temple.

Ellora can be reached by road. Aurangabad is the nearest destination for accommodation and transportation. You can visit the Daulatabad Fort on the way.

Elephanta Caves: 

Image credit: Christian Haugen

These 7th century caves are located on an island in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai Coast. Elephanta caves are located at about 9 nautical miles from the Gateway of India. You can reach the site by ferries. Regular ferries are available near the Gateway of India.

Western Ghats :

In 2012 UNESCO gave world heritage site status to 39 sites of the western ghat. The mountains cover an area of about 160,000 sq km (61,776 sq miles) stretching from the country's southern tip to Gujarat in the north to a place near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. Western Ghats forests are home to at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish species.
Wester ghat is recognised as one of the world's eight "hottest biological diversity hotspots"

Some of popular tourist places to visit in western ghat: 
Mahabaleshwar[Maharashtra],  Thekkady[Kerala], Mollem[Goa],  Chorla Ghat [Goa], 
Mollem, Agumbe [Karnataka], Coonoor[Tamil Nadu], Dandeli [Karnataka], Kalpatta Wayanad [Kerala], Valparai [Tamil Nadu], Madikeri, Coorg [Karnataka].

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