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Uttarakhand Tourism - Why Beauty Should Not Be Found

          

   Uttarakhand Tourism - Why Beauty Should Not Be Found

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An Overview:


"Uttarakhand" [formerly called "Uttranchal"] a state in northen India which is also known as the "Land of the Gods" or "Devbhumi" and the abode of the towering Himalayas. The state has full of spectacularly scenic landscapes, atmosphere, charming hill stations, and conservation parks which attracts thousands of tourist every year from around the globe.

          It borders Tibet to the north, Nepal on the east. While it is Himachal Pradesh in the south of Uttar Pradesh and north west. The original name of this state was Uttaranchal which was changed to Uttarakhand in January 2007. There are 13 districts in the state which are divided on the basis of major divisions, Kumaon and Garhwal.




Climate 

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 Uttarakhand state experiences three major seasons, including summer, monsoon and winter. The climate here is largely dependent on the geographical conditions here. Here there are huge hills on one side and there are also small planes on the other side.

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Best time to visit Uttarakhand: 

Summer season is the best time to visit because of the good and pleasant weather. Tourists can also plan their journey to the state in the winter. 

Languages ​​

The official language of Uttarakhand is Hindi, but it is spoken in various dialects in diverse areas. Kumaon and Garhwali are spoken mostly here. Apart from this, mountain bidding is also popular in some areas. Under the 'Kumaon' wide range, popular sub-dialects are - Johri,Danpuria, Ascotti, Cirali, Gangola, Khapsaria, Faldakoti, Pachaiyi, Rauchowdhasi, Maa Kumayya, Saurayali, Chaughaakhali and Kumaya. The sub-categories of Garhwali dialects include Jaunsari, Sailani and Marchi. The major bids here are influenced by Sanskrit, Central Pahari, and Sauraseni Prakrit and these languages ​​are written in Devanagari script.

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Tourism in Uttarakhand

There are many tourist sites in 13 beautiful districts of Uttarakhand, with the discovery of new sites, the list is increasing here. From worship to trekking, every place has its own importance. There are many pilgrimages here and the beautiful instruments here provide a huge range of exciting activities for the travelers.

Known as the district of Lakes of Uttarakhand, Nainital is a popular tourist spot which is situated at an elevation of 1938 meters above sea level. This piece of paradise was discovered by the British in the year 1841 and was changed to a holiday resort. The word 'Naini' was derived from the name of Hindu Goddess Naini, whose temple is located on the banks of the lake.

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Nainital Offers visitors boating, sailing and fishing opportunities. Nainital's many beautiful tourist attractions attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. These places include Hanumangarhi, Khurpatal, Kilbury, Lariyakanta, and Lansdowne.

Apart from these places, there are places near Nainik Peak, Snow View, Nainital Ropeway, Bhimtal, Nukuchiyalam, and Seven Tal Nainital, which are known for their beauty. The queen of the hills is a place to visit Mussoorie. Its beautiful green hills and the snow-covered mountains of the powerful Himalayas provide a panoramic view of the Doon valley, which is located in the southern direction.

Yamuna Bridge, Nag Dibba, Dhanulati, and Sukkhanda Devi are tourist sites around Mussoorie. The Kausani Katuri valley, the snowy peaks of Gomti river and Panchchuli, Nanda Coat, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghanti, Chaukhamba and Kedarnath gives breathtaking views. Anasakshi Ashram, Pant Museum, and Laxmi Ashram are also popular among tourists.

In places known for its natural beauty and a diverse wildlife, Jim Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Kedarnath Sanctuary, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Asan Barrage Bird Sanctuary, Nanda Devi National Park, and Ascot Wildlife Sanctuary Places like this are included.


 

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Many pilgrims come to Uttarakhand to see the deities at places like Kailash, Almora, Agastya Muni, Badrinath, Devprayag, Dwarahat, Ganganani, Gangolihat, Gangotri and Gaurikund etc. Other famous places include Haridwar, Kedarnath, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar and Jageshwar. Himalaya and Karakoram ranges are ideal places for trekking, mountaineering, skiing, and river rafting. Here biking, paragliding and camping can also be enjoyed.


So are you planning a visit to this famous place? 
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Must Visit Places in Pune for a Foodie





   Popularly known as 'the Cultural Capital of Maharashtra' and 'Oxford of East' Pune is flocked by thousands of tourist every year to experience the blend of both old and new traditions from different Indian states and foreigners too. 

However the city is not only famous for the tourist places as it is also for the unique food and flavor. Almost world's all lip smacking dish can be found in the city. 

Here is a list of few famous restaurants, street-joints in Pune that we have jotted down for a foodie. 

Burger King

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One of famous food brand located at off East Street, Camp and near Koregaon Park It is popular for lip-smacking burgers which are gigantic in size. One think more that don't forget to try their in-house cold coffee. 

Goodluck Cafe [F C Road]


It’s a Irani cafe-restaurant located at Goodluck chowk, Deccan area and famous for Keema, Bun-Maska, Chai  and Bun Maska Omelette.

Kayani Bakery

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A legendary Parsi bakery located at opposite Victory Theatre,  East Street,  Camp area. It is famous for best mouthwatering cakes and Shrewsbury biscuits.

Time:- 7:30am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 8:00pm

Vaishali  located on FC road

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List will never complete without mentioning the 'Vaihali' that has been serving foodies for the past 50 years.  It is situated on the Fergusson College Road. Famous food is Sev Puri Dahi Puri, sabudana wada with with coconut chutney 
and pav bhaji.

Sujata Mastani

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Famous for ice-cream milkshake in a glass and topped with nuts and dried fruits, kesar and in some cases cherry.
It has several branches spread in the city. some of them are at Viman nagar, Katraj, etc.

Tiranga Non Veg

Famous for Maharashtrian chicken and mutton curry and hot millet jowar bhakris.

Bedekar Missal

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Located at Narayan Peth. It is famous for lip smacking Puneri Missal.

Vohuman Cafe


An old Irani joint established in 1978 is located near Ruby hall clinic. Famous for delicious Cheese Omelette, Cheese Toast and Irani chai.

Durvankur

Located in Navi peth area, Pune. Durvankur is famous for Pure veg thali. Must try 'Aamras' if you visit Pune in summers and  'Modak' on chaturthi.

So bookmark this places and plan and book a chauffeur driven cab in Pune to explore the city in a whole new way.

Mysterious Rocks Hill - Kawadia Pahaad, Madhya Pradesh




   The result of an ancient volcanic  eruption, these are perfectly straight rocks looking blankly at the sky. Countless stone formations having differnt shapes and size of almost 20-40 feet in height  and mainly hexagonal in shape spreads arcoss the forest of Udaipura-Baagli in (Dewas) -Indore.


 Kawadiya Mountain is one-of-its-kind site that charms you with the breathtaking view of countless pillar-like stones. Piled up in a certain array, they form a trail of one kilometre. The stones produce sound when you beat on them stone or small metal and each stone makes a different metalic sound. The local people claim to hear soft, ringing sounds from stones on certain nights.

 Much similar to rocks seen in Ireland or in China these are the similar rocks which appeared out of Geological movements or some Volcanic eruption.
A wonderful & nature crafted destination for ecofreak  who look for short visits , relax your nerves amidst untapped and unexplored beauty.
The location may be difficult to find on the map but these rocks are considered among oldest rock sample ,that is been explored and which might attract Geologist in near future.

 According to locals Pandav- Bheem wished to marry river goddess Narmada, she chided him to stop her flow by the next dawn using his valor. Only then she would submit to his wishes. Bheem procured these stones but failed to reach the river. Great imagination! There are other two versions of the story as well.
 The formation is awesome and gives an impression that it is man made. This site is unexplored yet in Madhya Pradesh .

How to reach:

Kawadiya is 75 kms from Indore. It can be accessed by hiring a cab or private vehicle. No direct conveyance is available. The nearest Railway Station is Dewas (MP).

Where to stay:

No accommodation facilities are available in Kawadiya or nearby. Ride back to Dewas or Indore for overnight stay.
Still far from commercialization ,there are no local shops for food and water .It is advisable to carry  food and water along during visit.
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Guru Nanak Jayanti


                                        Guru Nanak Jayanti


     The Guru Nanak Jayanti or we can say Guru Nanak Gurpurab is celebrated all over the world . This day is considered to be very religious and auspicious for the people. A 2 days long Akhand Paath - reading entire Guru Granth Sahib takes place before Gurpurab. A day before early morning processions called ‘prabhat pheri’ take place.  

The Nishan Sahib, a holy triangular flag bearing the symbol of Khalsa Panth is waved during these processions. As you can observe you can see Nishan Sahib hoisted on domes of Gurudwaras.

On the Guru Nanak Jayanti, bhajans are chanted and langar, food cooked in common kitchen and is served in Gurdwaras to all the visitors. To honour this great Guru, we write about the best Gurudwaras in India. 

The Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab. Sri Harmandir Sahib or Sri Darbar Sahib is famous in world for its striking appearance in gold. Visited all year round, the Gurudwara is a peaceful place for all worshipers. Golden Temple’s stunning architecture and grandeur certainly puts it on every traveler’s speech less.



     


Statue of Unity - The World's Tallest Statue and Pride of India.

Statue of Unity- The man who united India

 The Statue of Unity is a statue of Indian respected political leader and founding father, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 1875–1950 in the state of Gujarat, India. The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 ft). It is located on the river Island facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada in Kevadiya, 100 Km of the city of Vadodara,Gujarat.

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The Statue of Unity and its surroundings occupy more than 2 hectares (4.9 acres),and are surrounded by a 12 km long artificial lake. It was built by Larsen & Toubro, who received the contract for ₹2,989 crore for the design,construction and maintenance in October 2014. The construction was started on October 2014 and completed in October 2018. It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, and was dedicated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, the 143rd anniversary of  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel birth.

Ticket Charges Statue of Unity ?


The entry is free for children below the age of 3, while it is Rs 350 per head for everyone else.

It includes entry to the observation deck, valley of flowers, the Sardar Patel memorial, museum and audio-visual gallery, the Statue of Unity site and the Sardar Sarovar dam.

So  there is a cheaper option as well that will cost you Rs 120 and Rs 60 for children below the age of 15.

It includes a basic entry ticket to the valley of flowers, the Sardar Patel memorial, museum and audio-visual gallery, the Statue of Unity site and the dam.

Did you know this Record Number of Visitors in One Day !

Since 1 November 2018, when the statue opened for the public, around 1.28 lakh tourists visited the memorial. (11 November 2018 Sunday)  and sees a record of 27000 visitors in one day.

How to reach The Statue of Unity ?

By Road :- The nearest city to the statue of unity are Vadodara and Ankleshwar
- From Vadodara - approx 100 km one side distance.
- From Ankleshwar - approx 90 km one side distance.


By Air :- The nearest airport is in Vadodara (Civil Airport Harni)
Which is 100 km approx.



By Train :- The nearest railway station is chhota Udepur which is 85 km approx. from
Statue of Unity. Other railway station is Vadodara which is around approx. 100 km away from here.

So are you planning a visit to this world famous place? 
Then don't worry you can book a cab/taxi services to this locations from any destination in Gujarat and assure a comfortable journey at affordable price.

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Children's Day -Come back the Child in you


    Children’s Day Special

 -come back the child in you





About this day..???



The Children’s Day is celebrated in India on November 14 of every year  which is also the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru or Chacha Nehru for the children.The World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th of every year, as it marks the anniversary when UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child 1989 and Convention on the Rights of the Child 1990. Thus, It is  celebration to increase awareness of the rights, care, and education of children, worldwide.

The Childhood stories changes with Time but the innocence of those days remains the same



There are No classes on this day, fancy dress, treats from Teachers and School staff. This thoughts  come to mind whenever someone talks about Children’s Day. If you are in school, this is the best day every year it comes. Over the years passed, the celebrations for this day have changed a lot.

How is 21st-century child



As observed and feel that there is no doubt as that the change in technology has made our life easier, but at the same time has transformed how we live our day to day lives. Technology has much affected children’s as they are introduced in a world of technological term with number of options for entertainment .As most of the parents don’t have time these days to spend with their child and loved ones.


If we can Look at the bright side of  the technology it had opened doors to various innovative careers. Now the children's are exploring new things in field of art,music and culture and making new world of opportunity for them.






Kashi Ganga Mahotsav

Kashi Ganga Mahotsav

                                                                    - festival of light and happiness

                                       

 

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The name of Varanasi derives from the two tributaries of Ganga namely 'Varuna' and 'Assi' which stretches necklace shaped about 7kms with 84 ghats.

Ganga Mahotsav festival of light and happiness which is celebrated every year on the banks of holy river Ganga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and it is been organised by Mahotsav Samiti of the UP Tourism Department. The ancient name Originally known as Kashi in Sanskrit 'kas' meaning light.

The festival use to takes places at Sant Ravidas Ghat, commences on 'Prabodhini Ekadashi' and ends on 'Dev Deepawali' or 'Kartik Poornima' or the full moon day in the Hindu month of Kartik.

New name is been given to this mahotsav that is Kashi Ganga Mahotsav. The location, day, date of the mahotsav has been changed by the UP government. The Kashi Ganga Mahotsav will be organized on 21st Jan 2019 to 23rd Jan 2019 in Expatriate conference the event will take place on the 'Assai ghats' which is one of the famous ghats on the bank of river Ganga in Varanasi Utter Pradesh . 


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Government of Utter Pradesh took this effort to make this Ganga mahotsav memorable for the tourist by proving the best culture oriented performance by the artiest  in the various fields of arts, culture and cuisine. water Sports like boating, Ganga marathon,and wrestling are been organized by the Government officials. 

 So if you are planning to visit the place with your loved ones we will help you out to make it memorable.

If you are planning a road trip, then you can opt a cab/taxi services to this locations and make your trip memorable in affordable prices. 

Important and Comprehensive Guide: How to survive from the transportation strike on holidays


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Nowadays, due to demand of a better incentives or share of income by cab and taxi owners a regular commuters as well a frequent traveler may face interruption in their transportation and it can directly affect on your important travel plans and meetings. Although these type of transportation strike in India are not unusual and now  with the time local and traveler should have to learn how to deal with such situations.

How to handle this situation:

Though it can be difficult and unavoidable such situation but having little vigilant and aware of such situations can help you to be well prepare to avoid any inconvenience. So now the question is what are these cautions and how it can be done?  It's simple as with the right information and little bit of flexibility in travel plan and time you or a traveler can get rid of these travel hassle.

Check online, make some searches on Google, ask acquaintance for alternate recommended service providers. You can opt car rental service provider and taxi operator who are there to help you with the wide range of vehicle options nears you such as Clear Car Rental [ services in 300+ cities], what you have to do is just call them on 24*7 helpline number [088888 55220] and ask for the require local, outstation vehicles or you can check cabs and fare directly on website.

Second thing, make sure your phone is well charged before you leave on your trip in case you need to research an alternative taxi based application and services.

Clear Car rental cab tariff is so affordable that every traveler on the road can book and reach their destinations in pocket friendly way.
Hope this guide will save a traveler's time, money and travel plans! 
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Guide to Leh Ladak Roadtrip


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Leh Ladakh Road Trip ranks amongst the top in the list of top coveted road trips that one can take in India.Adventure of a lifetime as you drive your way through the mesmerizing landscape of North India from Manali to the Himalayas at a height of more than 18000 feet above. The journey weaves it way through a diverse terrain of villages,picturesque countryside and extraordinary roads to heights where the adrenalin rush is high but oxygen levels low. The journey tests your abilities and fitness but rewards you with unimagined sights that only a few have seen and experienced.

Two different routes that reach us to Leh -
One from Srinagar and the other one from Manali. Manali is the preferred route for a trip to Leh Ladakh as it is just a day drive from Manali city and is also provides a very thrilling ride, along the highest motorable passes in the world. Complete road trip to Leh Ladakh following the route Srinagar – Leh – Manali is a once in a lifetime experience.


Manali to Leh road trip is around 476 kms.

Srinagar to Leh road trip is around 434 kms.



Manali to Leh




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 Overing a distance of 476 km, be treated to an unforgettable experience on the Leh Ladakh road trip. On the way to Leh by road trip, you will traverse through high mountain passes, narrow passes, hairpin bends and scenic valleys where you can click panoramic photographs.

You will tour villages and witness the quiet and lifestyle of people living in such divine settings. Fantastic  monasteries, villages, ancient trade routes and mother nature views are the highlights of this trip.



Total Distance:approx  476 Kms.



Best Time to Visit: June to September


Route Map: 

Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang - Tanglang La – Gya - Upshi - Karu – Leh


Srinagar to Leh

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On this beautiful route, you will see beautiful villages, war memorials, Himalayan valleys, Gurudwara, monasteries. This is a trip that exposes you to the various facets of Ladakh.

In this exciting Leh road trip, you visit Grate locations.the green fields of Sonamarg and happy villages on the banks of the Sindh River, fill your eyes with the sights of Ladakh. Covering a distance of 434 km.

 

Total Distance: 434 Kms

 

Best Time to Visit: May to late October (Depends on the weather)


Route Map:


Srinagar – Sonmarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil – Mulbekh – Lamayuru – Saspol – Leh.

Here are some of the famous points across the Manali – Leh route road trip



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  1. Manali (2050 mts): Tourist destination, view of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges
  2. Rohtang La (3980 mts) – 53 kms: Pass in Pir Panjal range. Connecting point for Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti Valleys
  3. Keylong (3348 mts) – 117 kms: Kardang Monastery
  4. Jispa (3142 mts) – 140 kms:Bhaga river
  5. Darcha (3400 mts) – 147 kms: Village
  6. Patsio (3820 mts) – 161 kms: Campsite
  7. Baralacha La (4892 mts) – 192 kms: Pass. Connects Lahaul to Ladakh
  8. Sarchu (4253 mts) – 224 kms: Campsite. Halt point for tourists
  9. Lachang La (5065 mts) – 277 kms: Pass. Close to Pangong lake
  10. Pang (4630 mts) – 301 kms: Campsite
  11. Taglang La (5360 mts) – 365 kms: Pass. Highest point in the trip
  12. Rumsey (4325 mts) – 397 kms: Monastery
  13. Gya (4100 mts) – 403 kms: Historical place
  14. Hemis (3518 mts) – 426 kms: Monastery
  15. Thiksey (3370 mts) – 455 kms: Monastery
  16. Shey (3365mts) – 460 kms: Palace/Monastery
  17. Leh (3348 mts) – 475 kms: Your final destination


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Starting from Srinagar, here is list of some important places along the route



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  1.     Sonamarg (2743 mts) – 84 kms
  2.     Zojila Pass – 127 kms: Pass
  3.     Drass (3033 mts) – 147 kms: Valley
  4.     Kargil (2650 mts) – 204 kms: War Memorial
  5.     Mulbek – 259 kms: Rock Engraves
  6.     Fotu La (4108 mts) – 299 kms: Pass
  7.     Lamayuru (3440 mts) – 309 kms: Hanging Monastery
  8.     Ridzong (2985 mts) – 361 kms: Nunnery
  9.     Uleytokpo (2985 mts) – 362 kms: Village / Campsite
  10.     Alchi (3345 mts) – 367 kms: Ancient Monastery
  11.     Likir (3265 mts) – 374 kms: Ancient Monastery
  12.     Basgo (3343 mts) – 394 kms: Palace/Monastery
  13.     Phyang (3490 mts) – 417 kms: Monastery
  14.     Spituk (3380 mts) – 422 kms: Ancient Monastery
  15.     Leh (3348 mts) – 434 kms: Your final destination

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So are you planning a road trip ? 

Then you can opt a cab/taxi services to this locations and make your trip memorable in affordable prices.

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