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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hanuman Jayanti Celebration India - India Tours Advisor

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Hanuman Jayanti Celebration

Hanuman Jayanti is a very popular Hindu festival; it is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Hanuman- an ardent devotee of Lord Ram. Hanuman jayanti celebrated on the full moon day of Chaitra month in Hindu calendar. Lord Hanuman is the most popular Hindu deity as he is believed to be alive & still exists on earth in his full form. Legends suggest that Lord Hanuman was born to King Kesari & Queen Anjani on mount sumeru. Lord Hanuman is also considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva; Anjani performed intense devotion to Lord Shiva for 12 years in order to get a son like Lord Shiva which resulted into the incarnation of Lord Shiva as Lord Hanuman.

On Hanuman jayanti people visit to Hanuman temples & offers religious things to Lord Hanuman; sweets, beetle nut, fruits & dry fruits are offered to Lord Hanuman. Intense chanting of Holy Scriptures dedicated to Lord Hanuman is a common practice on this day. It is a very strong belief among Hindus that by visiting Hanuman temple on the day of Hanuman Jayanti fulfills all their desires; also Lord Hanuman being the strongest among all Lords, he is also responsible to protect his devotees from all kind of dangers in every world. On Hanuman Jayanti special prayers are conducted at the sunrise as it is believed that Lord Hanuman was born at the time of dawn, hence dawn is very special time on the day of Hanuman jayanti.

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Hanuman Jayanti Dates 2018
31st of March, 2018

Hanuman Jayanti In Andhra: - In Andhra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated for 41 days, which starts on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the 10th day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha Month. In Andhra Pradesh devotees begin 41-days Deeksha on Chaitra Purnima and conclude it on Hanuman Jayanthi day. 

Hanuman Jayanti in Karnataka: - In Karnataka, Hanuman Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during Margashirsha month. The day is popularly known as Hanuman Vratam.

Hanuman Jayanti in Tamil Nadu: - In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is known as Hanumath Jayanthi and observed during Margashirsha Amavasya. In Gregorian calendar Tamil Hanuman Jayanti falls in January or December.

It is believed that Hanuman was born at Sunrise. On Hanuman Jayanti day temples start spiritual discourses at dawn before Sunrise and stop it after Sunrise.

Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Sita himself, is also known as "Anjaneya".



Tulsi Vivah Celebration India

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Tulsi Vivah Celebration India

Tulsi Vivah is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on the 11th day of the month of Kartik in Hindu calendar; Tulsi – a holy plant of basil. According to Hindu mythology Vrinda was wife of a demon king named as Jalandhar, because of his devotion to Lord Vishnu & pureness of Vrinda; Jalandhar became very powerful even the gods in heaven feared him. To win over Jalandhar Lord Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar & broke Vrinda’s chastity; this resulted into the defeat of demon King Jalandhar. Feeling cheated, agitated Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu to turn black & suffer the separation with his wife Goddess Laxmi; this curse turned Lord Vishnu into a black stone & this black form named as Shaligram. After cursing Lord Vishnu committed suicide by drowning herself in ocean; her soul was blessed by Lord Vishnu & turned into Tulsi plant. Later on Lord Vishnu married to Tulsi plant.

To celebrate Tulsi Vivah proper rituals of a Hindu marriage are carried on; Tulsi plant is the bride for the ceremony & Lord Vishnu in the form of Shaligram ji plays the groom for this auspicious wedding. This wedding ceremony is conducted in houses & temples. Regular households of Hindus conduct this marriage as an important festival. Generally, a chamber is built around the Tulsi plant; this chamber is decorated lavishly on the eve of Tulsi Vivah.

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Tulsi Vivah Legend

According to the Hindu scriptures, a women named Vrinda was married to demon king Jalandhar. Jalandhar became very powerful because of his devotion to Lord Vishnu. God's are also don't able to destroy Jalandhar because he approched Lord Vishnu for help. In order to break Vrinda's chastity, Lord Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar and tricked her. After that Jalandhar lost his all power and was killed by Lord Shiva. Vrinda got furious and cursed Vishnu that he will become black in color and would be separated from his wife. Her words became reality after he turned into the black Shaligram stone and got separated from his wife in his Rama avatar from Sita. Now Vrinda drowns herself and the gods transform her soul to Tulsi plant. Lord Vishnu blesses her that in her next birth she will marry him. Hence, to celebrate the event Tulsi Vivah is performed.

Tulsi Vivah Rituals

The rituals performed on the day is the same as of a Hindu wedding. The ceremony is performed at temples or at home. A mandap is installed around the courtyard where the tulsi Plant is planted. The Tulsi Vrindavan is decked up as a bride with red saree, jewellery and flowers. Some people even attach a paper face to the Tulsi plant. The groom is a brass idol or a picture of Lord Vishnu or Krishna. The idol or the picture is draped a dhoti and decorated with flowers. During the ceremony, Vishnu and Tulsi, are tied together with a cotton thread also called as mala.

In Maharashtra, Mangala Ashtaka, mantras are sung during the marriage ceremony, is recited by the priests by holding a white cloth between the bride and the groom. Akshada, rice coloured with vermilion, haldi and kumkum, are showered on the couple and later the white cloth is removed signifying the approval to the wedding. Devotees are offered sugar-care, fruits, and groundnuts. Tulsi is offered saree, vermilion and mangalsutra while Vishnu is offered men’s clothing, sacred thread and sandalwood.

Tulsi Vivah Timing: - 

Dwadashi tithi begins: October 31 at 6:55 PM
Dwadashi tithi ends: November 1 at 5:56 PM

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Celebration 2019

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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the 10th & the final Guru of Sikhs; as per Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s command holy book of Guru Granth Sahib is considered as the Guru of Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the supreme spiritual leader, a great warrior & philosopher. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of beloved Guru Gobind Singh; although the birth date is 22nd December 1666 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated on the 7th bright moon day of the Paush month in Hindu calendar, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti falls in the months of December & January in Georgian calendar. Special prayers are offered in the common households & Gurudwara; langars are being organized on a large scale. Processions are carried out which by the means of glimpse stage spread the words & teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He has a notable contributions to Sikhism are founding the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699. And also introducing the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times.

Guru Govind Singh History

Govind Singh was the only son of Guru Tegh Bahadur (9th Sikh Guru) and Mata Gujri. He was born in Patna, Bihar in Sodhi Khatri family while his father was visiting Bengal and Assam. His father gave his life to protect religious freedom.

Whats Open or Closed?

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a restricted holiday, so government institutions and offices remain open as well as bussinesses, banks and transportation services.



Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Top 12 Best Places To Visit In Meghalaya - India Tours Advisors

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Top 12 Tourist Destinations In Meghalaya

Meghalaya is one of the most visited destinations in the northeast, due to the diversity of natural aesthetic generosity here. It is considered the hot spot of all the cultural and natural things existing in perfect harmony with constructive human endeavors. To this day, it remains one of those rare places that can be visited year-round and that always compensate for the thirst for retirement of all travelers. Here are 12 places to visit in Meghalaya that will leave you visually surprised and mentally relaxed.

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1. Mawlynnong Village (Shillong): - The village of Mawlynnong in Meghalaya has been consecutively voted as the cleanest village in Asia and is one of the places to visit in Meghalaya. It is difficult to spot a single piece of straw or dusty roads here. The roads seem to be freshly laid and the village stands out to shelter some of the rarest natural wonders of the northeast, like the waterfall of Mawlynnong, which walks through lush vegetation and descends into the waters Clear. The Living root bridge here (not to be confused with the two-storey bridge at Cherapunjee) is the main attraction for all visitors while the rocks here supported by nothing but pint stones, are a mystery to the archaeological travelers who Come here. The travelers of this part of Meghalaya vouch for the village of Mawlynnong as one of their most serene and humblest choices for a retreat.

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2. Laitlum Canyon (Shillong): - If you are a real trekker, then the Laitlum Canyon should arrive at your list of trekking excursions in the northeast. The terrain is a bit difficult to maneuver but with the right tools and a good understanding of local guidelines, it's a trek worth doing. Easily completed in the space of about 4-5 hours, the panoramic view of Meghalaya from the top if breathtaking. A multitude of shades, from Browns to various reds at sunrise and sunset and earthy tones during the day with an incomprehensible expanse without end of the four sides is staggering. As you descend, be sure to ask for directions to the Lwai to overcome the fatigue of this trek at Meghalaya.

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3. Double Decker Living Root Bridge (Nongriat Village, Cherapunjee): - The living Root Bridge of Double Decker, in the heart of the most rainy place in India, Cherapunjee, Meghalaya is known worldwide as one of the most unique natural structures, strongly anchored since its creation and frequented by the Travelers from all over the world. But as it is said, all good things come after a tumultuous journey, the hike to the bridge located in the village of Nongriat, Cherapunjee is not for the shy. After about 2000 slippery steps along the moss-covered stairs, where even the athletes have to wear a cane to avoid an injury, the bridge enters its line of sight. Nevertheless, this makes it one of the places to visit in Meghalaya that you can not afford to miss!

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4. Ialong Park (Jowai): - The park of Ialong, about 10 kms from Jowai, is a hidden gem, often left out of the plans made in the state of Meghalaya, and something you should not miss. If you plan to visit Meghalaya for a longer period, the Ialong Park is the place you need to be to relax and relax views and overwhelming hikes during your trip. The view of the river Myndtu and the valley is green and a tonic for tired eyes. The Government of the State has taken initiatives to make the park more environmentally relevant. Leisure activities such as fishing and walks are a great way to relax and enjoy the natural scenery of Meghalaya.

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5. Balpakram National Park (Tura): - Balpakram National Park in Tura, Meghalaya is among the many places to visit in Meghalaya for all levels of nature enthusiasts. The park has more than flora and fauna to offer. The landscape consists mainly of canyons and gorges and overlooks the panoramic view of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh. The inhabitants of Meghalaya believe that the natural rock structures shelter the extinct ancestral souls and are invited to answer the questions of travellers on the supernatural phenomenon. The variety of wildlife found in this sanctuary at Meghalaya, consists of a spectrum of species, including about 8 varieties of feline predators, and the red pandas intriguing internationally, and the limited number of Indian bison. Wildlife enthusiasts also consider the park as a crucial point of observation for birds of various species.

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6. Don Bosco Centre for Indigeneous Culture (Mawlai, Shillong): - If you state traveling as a lesson in history and anthropology, then the DBCIC of Meghalaya is the only place not to be missed for the world. The museum, although managed by private interests, is in excellent condition and proves to be a complete source on history and life in the northeast. The library housed in the museum is a boon for those looking to do research, or even to upgrade their knowledge of the state and its 6 sisters. And as the aesthetic blessing that every destination of the Northeast has, the DBCIC does not disappoint in this department either with the Skywalk (not intended for people with vertigo or for the timid), which offers a magnificent view of Shillong.

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7. Umiam Lake (Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh): - If you plan to visit Lake Umiam in winter, from October to February, you will be amazed by its beauty. If you plan to visit it during the summer months of May to July, you will not believe that it is the same lake. Located in Nongpoh, Meghalaya Lake Umiam is essentially made from the reservoir built because of the dam here. The lake is the main source of water supply for the town of Shillong. During the winter months, the lake fills with water which gives it an incredibly picturesque beauty. Most travelers to Meghalaya even like to compare it to the beauty of the Scottish Water bodies. During the summer months, the water level drops and the islands begin to appear on the surface of the lake. While the watersports here are expensive, but a group water boat rowing in the evening horizon is money well spent.

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8. All Saints Church (Shillong): - A beautiful decor of poinsettias dot the entrance of the church when in season and the end of the field in the premises is worth a walk or two in the evening. The woodwork and the altar have been tastefully furnished, without being too exuberant or too fragile. The Anglican Church is nestled very easily in the heart of the capital of Meghalaya and certainly one of the places to visit in Meghalaya if the architecture and nature also excite you.

Mawsmai-Cave-Meghalaya
9. Mawsmai Cave (Shella Road, Cherapunjee): - Mawsmai Cave in Meghalaya has a certain reputation among travelers. The place is strangely dark and has narrow and narrow paths interlaced with each other, and to add a little more shiver in the idea of a cave black in broad daylight, there is just one point of entry and exit. Oddly enough, it may seem discouraging to take off your shoes by entering the cave, but it is a tip that you can follow with your eyes closed. or choose to wear and change clothes and shoes. This cave in Meghalaya is what many explorers would call a strange experience from the face of it, but well worth the visit anyway. The glorious stalactite and stalactite formations, accompanied by the thrill of adventure, give a great boost to the Mawsmai.

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10. Mawthadraishan Peak (Nongstoin): - If you thought it impossible to attend four landmarks of one point, you must make a trip to the top of Mawthadraishan at Meghalaya. The North offers views of the Himalayas and Bangladesh to the south, while the Khasi Hills lie to the east and the Garo Hills to the west. Well, for the rest of the places to which your compass points, there is an infinite expanse of vegetation and the purest air you can breathe. Maybe you open your arms and let Meghalaya breathe life into You?

Elephant-Falls-Meghalaya
11. Elephant Falls (Shillong): - Elephant Falls are a unique feature of Shillong, since the cascade itself is made up of three very lucid steps. The first, hidden among the trees, the second, tamed and controlled flowing from a certain height, and the third, the fastest and the largest, culminating in the stream below. Unfortunately, the structure of the elephant-like black rocks was destroyed during an earthquake in Meghalaya, but the falls are just as majestic, with the lucid contrast of the frothy falls against the dark rocks. The evening view of the elephant falls in Meghalaya is the one that wins the hearts, combined with the softly declining light and the high contrast falls, the crowd deserves to be braved for the pure golden light of the water. The natural beauty and serenity of these waterfalls make it one of the places to visit in Meghalaya.

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12. Siju Cave (Tura): - The Cave of Siju, located in Meghalaya, since the beginning of the twentieth century, remains one of the main sources of observation of natural phenomena in cave researchers. This is the first illuminated natural cave in India, also known as Bat Cave, due to the abundance of these nocturnal mammals here. Also noteworthy are the limestone formations named after the princes, and the imposing stalagmites and stalactites which constitute the longest existing cave in India, and are a source of the main water bodies of the region. Excavators and tourists admire the natural physical phenomena of this Meghalaya cave.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Top 12 Places To Visit In Pondicherry - India Tours Advisors

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Top 12 Tourist Places To Visit In Pondicherry - Explore Pndocherry Before You Die

Puducherry previously called Pondicherry and commonly known as "Pondy" was under the French jurisdiction until 1954 and some people here still speak French and English with French accents. Hotels, restaurants and lifestyle shops sell a charming image of the artistic French-subcontinental, magnified by the inventive Gallic types whose residence has, in turn, attracted Indian artists and designers. Large motorways, seaside promenades, French buildings, beautiful beaches and places of religious importance make Pondicherry a stop worth visiting.

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1. Pondicherry Beach: - Pondicherry Beach is a paradise for all lovers of the beach and tourists. It is flanked by a stream that flows on one side and is also known for its houses in the trees, which are located on the backwaters. The beach is a budget in southern India because it is cheaper to access and accommodation in Pondicherry is less compared to other beaches and their resorts or hotels in the country. The coastline is also known for the organization of a wide range of activities, including cruises in the backwaters, trekking, beach volleyball, chess, picnic, thematic events, table tennis, and catamaran rides for The Travelers. All these activities with the beautiful setting, the waters and the golden Sands is what makes this beach perfect for a holiday.

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2. Raj Niwas: - Raj Niwas in Pondicherry is the official residence of the Lieutenant governor. It is one of the most important buildings, which used to serve as palaces during the French colonization of the country. It was the residence of Dupleix, the official French governor, who was known for trying to destroy the temple of Manakula Vinayagar. Currently, the Niwas are located in the Government park and some of its parts are open to the public. Dr. Iqbal Singh, the current Lieutenant-governor of Puducherry resides here. The place is well known for its parks and gardens, with sculptures from the medieval and contemporary era, giving an insight into the culture and life of Pondicherry.

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3. The Pondicherry Botanical Garden: - All over the world, botanical gardens make tourists happy. This botanical garden of Pondicherry is no different. Provide a respite from the heat and bustle on the main roads, this garden is one of the most enjoyable places to visit in Pondicherry. Located south of the New Bus Stand, it recalls the French architecture and gives an overview of the evolution of architecture in France and the impact of colonization on the development of Pondicherry. Built in 1826, the garden was originally laid out in a floral style so that the locals can picnic and enjoy their free time to cool down in the midst of trees, herbs and flowers.

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4. Promenade: - The Promenade, also known as Avenue Goubert, is one of the best places to visit in Pondicherry. Designed in a French style, it has boulevards and palm trees swaying all around. The waterfront is the best when you visit early in the morning, when you can enjoy the quiet and tranquil nature and refresh yourself with an morning walk. This is also ideal for those who want to socialize with the inhabitants and other joggers. After jogging or walking in the morning, be sure to try tea stalls and coffee stalls here. The place is ideal for enjoying the sound and mist of the sea breeze. He is also known for his lively bazaars in the evening. If you like agitation, then evening is the time to visit. But if you prefer serenity, make sure you visit it in the morning.

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5. Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam): - Another tourist spot in the park monument of Pondicherry is the Park monument. It is an attractive and appealing destination that is located in the picturesque area of the government park. Built during the period of Napoleon III in the 16th century, it is a place that will carry you back to the bygone days. Presently, it is called by the name of Aayi, who was once a renowned courtesan. If local histories are to be believed, Aayi has destroyed his house and made a water tank instead. The king believed that the candle-lit house was a sacred place. It is generally believed that the reservoir was responsible for serving and bringing water from the city to the French engineers. This hassle-free destination provides insight into the lives and times of people in the 16th century.

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6. Bharati Government Park: - Bharati Government Park is one of the most organized parks in the country. This important place to visit in Pondicherry is designed in such a way that it serves as a green center. Considered a French city, this park is now an area animated by life, thanks to a number of inhabitants and travelers who visit here with their families and their children. The park has a beautiful pond and a local museum. Nestled around hills and traffic parks, this is where children can learn and enjoy a variety of things. It is divided into four roughly equal parts and presents an amalgam of ancient sculptures and modern statues. The place is also known for housing Raj Niwas, the residence of the Lieutenant governor. He once served as the palace of the French governor of Pondicherry. An art gallery in the south and an Oriental side with a French music kiosk are popular in this park.

Top 12 Tourist Spots In Pondicherry - Puducherry Tourism


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7. Chunnambar Boathouse: - Chunnambar River is very popular for its dormant waters, which offers travelers the opportunity to enjoy picnics with their families and children. Among the sights to visit in Pondicherry, this boathouse allows not only to stay luxurious, but also to ensure that travelers enjoy the journey of their lives in the midst of nature and greenery. The boathouses are driven by the crew and rowers of the Chunnambar River. They have one, two or three rooms with terrace, balcony and other facilities ensuring that you stay quietly. In addition to Boathouses, the river also has a water sports centre, where travelers can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities.

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8. French War Memorial: - French War Memorial is a popular place of interest. Built on the avenue Goubert or the Promenade, it reminds the valiant soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War from 1916 to 1919. The memorial, built in 1971, recalls the fact that the war leaves behind the dead. And does not answer any questions or offers solutions. On July 14th of each year, on July 14th, the memorial is beautifully lit, allowing people and travelers to pay homage to the courageous martyrs who have lost their lives. Located near the statue of Gandhi and surrounded by eight pillars, this statue recalls the bygone era and the Indian struggle for independence. The French influence can be seen nearby as an iconic marble statue of Joan of Arc, located here.

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9. Auroville: - Designed by the popular architect Roger Anger, Auroville is a strategically planned experimental township that aims to develop India through the idea of peaceful coexistence. The canton, located near Pondicherry, is often referred to as the "City of Dawn" and bears the name of Sri Aurobindo. Auroville is the best place for those looking to learn more about India and its spirituality. It was created to bring progressive harmony to transcend belief, culture, politics and nationalities. Visiting here is really a unique experience. The project was originally founded in the 1960 years by the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. The company founded this project to ensure that people achieve divine perfection and find the meaning of their existence by living peacefully with each other. The place also houses a great architectural marvel called Matrimandir, which has 56 kilograms of gold on its dome with gilded mounts. The building, which shines with sunshine, is widely regarded as a harbinger of peace, serenity and tranquility. The Matrimandir is a central point of this canton and a place of popular interest.

Manakula-Vinayagar-Temple-Pondicherry
10. Manakula Vinayagar Temple: - This Hindu temple, located in Pondicherry, is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is widely regarded as a popular pilgrimage site. The temple and its antiquity recalls the extent to which Indian culture and heritage have not perished, even after years of colonization. During the mandate of Dupleix, several attempts were made to destroy the temple, but the Hindu populations have always managed to protect it through protests and the threat of invasion of Maratha. Revered for its beauty and structure, the temple was born even before the French came to the country. Built before 1666 AD, this place of worship has different names and types of Lord Ganesha. meaning "sand around the pond", several scholars have written on this temple. This place is also known for a saint, Thollaikkathu Siddhar, who measured 6 feet high and had a wide forehead with blessed eyes. It is said that he reached the Enlightenment of this temple and later sacrificed his body here. People bring their newborns here to get blessings.

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11. The Pondicherry Museum: - The city of Pondicherry is widely known for its sculptures, architecture and cultural influences. Those who wish to acquaint themselves with Pondicherry should therefore visit the Pondicherry Museum which is a hub for art enthusiasts, history lovers and explorers. The museum is known for having remains from the Arikamedu Roman settlements. At the same time, it features a rare collection of bronze and stone sculptures that provide information and insight into the Chola and Pallava dynasties of India. Apart from this, the museum also houses some of the rare artefacts from Roman empires that once lived in Pondicherry. The museum is also popular for artefacts from literature and Dravidian culture. One of its regions is the Bharathidasan Museum, which is named after the popular Pondicherry poet and playwright. Here, one can find French diaries and other artefacts that reveal facts about how architecture in this city has flourished over the years.

Sri-Aurobindo-Ashram-Pondicherry
12. Sri Aurobindo Ashram: - The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, one of the privileged tourist spots of Pondicherry, is the place where people come to seek spiritual harmony and enlightenment. He once served as a spiritual community and is known to be the abode of the spiritual guru, Sri Aurobindo. During the first half of the 20th century, Aurobindo stayed here with his few disciples and Mirra Alfassa, the mother of the ashram and his spiritual collaborator. Once he withdrew from the public view, all the responsibilities of the place were handed over to the Sadhaks, his spiritual aspirants. The ashram is also responsible for the creation of the concept of peaceful coexistence in a township. Auroville, the canton of Pondicherry is the direct product of the ideals and objectives of this ashram. The ashram can be visited from 8 am to 12 pm, or from 2 pm to 6 pm at night. This place is popular to follow the concept of internal yoga, which seeks to bring a transformation in life. It also follows the existential rule of life, in which people are motivated to find meaning in their lives and achieve divine perfection.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Top 15 Most Amazing Places To Visit In India - Must Visit Before You Die

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Top 15 Places To Visit In Goa - India Tours Advisors

This time, with the habit, try a different Goa and you are sure to come back with more clicks and selfie memories for your life. So read on, and plan to surprise yourself with a real Goan experience this time. Check out these 15 best places to visit in Goa and things to do that won't let you miss one of the "fun" Goa.

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1. Calangute: - One of Goa's most popular beaches and also the largest beach in the north of Goa, Calangute Beach is one of Goa's most recommended tourist destinations and is popular with national and international tourists. It is also the most popular and commercialized beaches of Goa and during peak periods, this beach is invaded by people from all over the world. It offers a long coastline with a breathtaking view of the sea and the beach is lined with huts, restaurants, clubs and shops. Once can also enjoy a plethora of water sports at the beach of Calangute. Check here top 10 beaches of India.

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2. Fort Aguada: - Fort Aguada is located on the beach of Sinquerim, north of Goa, in the 17th century. Built as the main defence of the Portuguese against the Dutch and the Marathas, it was the most prized and most crucial fort of the Portuguese. The fort is surrounded by thick ramparts and deep, dry moats. Two things to visit inside the fort are the 13-metre high lighthouse built in 1864 and a vaulted cistern capable of storing ten million litres of fresh water. From there, fresh water was provided to the vessels stopping there.

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3. Deltin Royale Casino: - Deltin Royale Casino is the largest casino boat in Panjim, Goa. It offers 24 hours of non-stop fun in an area spanning 40, 000sq of luxury online game on three levels with 850 game positions. Shows are held at the restaurant and during peak hours. You have to buy an entry and game package to access the casino. You can also choose to buy a stay and play package which allows you to stay at the hotel Deltin and access to the casino. For those who travel during the national holidays, the casino is closed all national holidays.

Chapora-Fort-Goa
4. Chapora Fort: - Popular as the place where the Bollywood film "Dil Chahta Hai" was imagined, the fort of Chapora stands at the mouth of the river Chapora as an old guard. Today, this fort in Laterite is almost in ruins but offers sensational views on the coast from the top of the fort. This is in itself a sufficient reason for photo enthusiasts.

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5. Basilica of Bom Jesus: - The churches in Goa are an important legacy of being an ancient Portuguese colony. Built throughout the centuries, these architectural wonders were more than just a place of worship; They also hold a historical or cultural place. One of the popular churches of Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier are preserved here in this basilica and therefore venerated by many. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. You also check here top 10 Chruches of India.

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6. Pandava Caves and Arvalem Waterfall: - About 9 kms south of the town of Bicholim in the north of Goa is the complex of the Pandava Cave of the 6th century and the Cascades of Arvalem. The cave complex is divided into 5 compartments and the ' linga ' enshrined in the middle compartment is held in great reverence by the devotees here. Another attraction near the caves of Pandava or Arvalem is the cascade of Arvalem. The water that comes down to a height of 50 MTS offers a beautiful view, and there is a nearby park where you can see the waterfall as well as the lake downstairs.

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7. Mangeshi Temple: - About 9 kms south of the town of Bicholim in the north of Goa is the complex of the Pandava Cave of the 6th century and the Cascades of Arvalem. The cave complex is divided into 5 compartments and the ' linga ' enshrined in the middle compartment is held in great reverence by the devotees here. Another attraction near the caves of Pandava or Arvalem is the cascade of Arvalem. The water that comes down to a height of 50 MTS offers a beautiful view, and there is a nearby park where you can see the waterfall as well as the lake downstairs.

Dudhsagar-Falls-Goa
8. Dudhsagar Falls: - Literally meaning a sea of milk, Dudhsagar Falls is a 4-level waterfall and the 4th highest waterfall in India. Located at a distance of 46 from Madgaon, the falls appear spectacular during the monsoons after being fed by the rains. There is a railroad bridge that passes right in front of the waterfall and the passenger train that passes through the fall tends to always slow down so that passengers can see the fall more closely. Unfortunately there is no observation platform or site allowing tourists to see the huge waterfall. Some people go down to the Dudhsagar station and walk backwards on the railroad tracks, but this is certainly not recommended.

Ashwem-and-Arossim-Beach-Goa
9. Ashwem & Arossim Beach: - Not everyone likes crowded beaches. For those looking for some serenity in Goa, the Ashwem beach is a kind of oasis. Located north of Goa, about 43 km from the beach of Anjuna, this beach is quite the opposite of what are the popular beaches of North Goa like Baga or Calungute. It's quiet, clean, less crowded and peaceful. White sandy beach with a handful of restaurants and hotels scattered around the beach. Arossim Beach is another travel destination of South Goa or rather a beach. Located at a distance of 12 kms from Margao, this beach is also a peaceful paradise with its white sandy beaches and palm trees. This beach is also famous for 2 very popular beach huts; The Star Fish Shack and the Venus beach hut. Excellent food (Indian and international) and impressive views are 2 main reasons why these 2 places are extremely popular. Looking to watch the sun go to bed with a cold beer? Look no further.

Naval-Aviation-Museum-Goa
10. Naval Aviation Museum: - Unknown to many, the Naval Aviation Museum is the only one of its kind in all of Asia and the only Naval Aviation Museum in India. It has an indoor and outdoor section and exhibits of 7 different types of planes, rockets, bombs, armaments, protective gears, parachutes, pilot outfits, etc. Definitely a must-see visit on your next Goa tour, especially for those who love life the Defense Forces.

Mollem-National-Park-Goa
11. Mollem National Park: - The Mollem National Park, located in the Western Ghats along the eastern border of Goa with Karnataka. Spread over 240 square kilometers, the national park houses several species of wild cats, a wide variety of birds, several species of snakes and even a wide range of butterflies. In addition to wildlife, the park also houses "Le Dhangar"; A community of nomadic buffalo herders. It is also known for some impressive hiking trails and the Tambdi temple on Mahadev dating from the 12th century that dates back to the Kadamba dynasty.

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12. Fontainhas: - Fontainhas, the former Latin quarter of Goa seems to belong to another part of the world, perhaps Europe but certainly not India. The narrow and sinuous street flanked by brightly coloured houses with protruding balconies and red tiled roofs gives a very picturesque view. Even the beautiful registration plates of the houses are like works of art. It gives a very Mediterranean look to the whole place. Located in the foothills, with the Altinho Hills to the west and the Ourem Creek to the east, it takes its name from "Fonte Phoenix" (Fountain of Phoeni), which was essentially a reservoir of water built during Portuguese domination. The Phoenix fountain can still be seen on the way to the temple of Maruti in the Mala area.

Reis-Magos-Fort-Goa
13. Reis Magos Fort: - Fort Reis Magos is the oldest fort in Goa and has recently been restored to its former glory. It was first used as a residence of the viceroy and later converted into a fortress. He also served as a prison until recently. Surrounded by strong and distinctive reddish laterite walls and dotted with watchtowers or typically Portuguese turrets at strategic points. The fort offers a remarkable view of the surrounding countryside and overlooks the Reis Magos church which is a short distance away.

Arpora-Night-Market-Goa
14. Arpora Night Market: - The Arpora Night markets of Goa are also an integral part of the tourist experiences in this seaside town. Initially started by hippies as a way to make money by swapping or selling their products, today it is part of the Goan itinerary of any tourist. Arpora's Night market is held every Saturday from 6 pm until late at night. This market is a more welcome alternative to the Anjuna market during the sweltering afternoons. In addition, you can find food stalls offering an endless range of delectable dishes and a central scene that hosts live concerts.

Titos-Goa
15. Tito's: - Goa has always been popular for his nightlife, and Tito is one of the best nightclubs in Goa. It is also one of the first nightclubs in Goa. Located on the main road, in the direction of the Baga Beach, Tito consists of 2 levels; Dance floor at level 1 and Level 2 is where you can sit and watch the action below. Saturday nights at Tito are dedicated to the thrilling dance floor, electrifying music and throbbing lights. Tito's food is also very talkative.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Top 10 Places To Visit In Andaman and Nicobar Island India

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Top 10 Places To Visit In Andaman and Nicobar Island India

Andaman and Nicobar is a great place for couples to spend their time in the most romantic getaway in their life, that is, the honeymoon. Blessed with lush vegetation, pristine beaches and unusual marine life, you have everything you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday with your spouse. And if you do your homework well, knowing the places you should visit beforehand will allow you to spend the best time of your life without spending a fortune.

These are some of the places you should include in your itinerary when visiting these beautiful islands:

Neil-Island
1. Neil Island: - Located about 40 km south of the Andaman Islands, Neil Island is one of the most popular attractions in this area. The beautiful island is rich in biodiversity with enchanting tropical forests, sparkling sandy beaches and unexplored coral reefs. Travel to this dream country using the boat service available from Port Blair, and soak in the serenity of this place. Treat yourself to water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling on the beaches of Laxmanpur, Sitapur and Bharatpur.

Campbell-Bay
2. Campbell Bay: - Located on the island of Great Nicobar, Campbell Bay is another romantic place in the most natural setting. It can be reached by helicopter from Port Blair. However, the use of the shipping route is more economical. The main attraction here is Campbell Bay National Park. It has lush vegetation with a tropical evergreen forest with orchids and tree ferns. Animal attractions include the crab Macaque, the Megapode, the giant crab and the Nicobar pigeon.

Little-Andaman-Island
3. Little Andaman Island: - Another fascinating island in the Andamans is the small island of Andaman. Couples can indulge in an elephant back safari, do an exciting hike, or enjoy surfing and boating. There are two waterfalls of gurgling here, that is to say, the cascade of White Surf and the Cascade Whisper Wave, which each couple must enjoy. You can also enjoy the sunshine with your partner, at the serene and beautiful Butler Bay or Harminder Bay.

Cinque-Island
4. Cinque Island: - The island of Cinque is a mesmerizing place with its unusual coral and marine life. Divided to the north and South Cinque, this striking island is connected to the sand bar. Honeymoon couples can either visit the beautiful coral gardens here, or just relax and relax on the fine sand beach. There is no human habitation here, making it a perfect destination for those looking for moments of intimacy in the surroundings of nature.

Barren-Island
5. Barren Island: - Barren Island boasts of having the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. The island must be visited by chartering seaplane or boats with the prior permission of the Forestry Department. As the name implies, the place is not inhabited by humans. However, you can find goats, bats, birds and some species of rats.

Diglipur
6. Diglipur: - Diglipur is an indispensable visit for all those who spend their holidays in Andaman. Sign up for an exciting hike to the top of Saddle peak-the culminating point of the archipelago, walk through the evergreen forest, or relax on Latifa Bay or Ram Nagar Beach. Other places to visit are the caves of Alfred, and the island of Ross and Smith.

Mayabunder
7. Mayabunder: - Known for its panoramic views, mangroves and fascinating beaches, Mayabunder is at the top of the list of all the newlyweds who visit Andaman. Spend a privileged time with your lover at the beach of Karmatang, a picturesque place with clean and glittering water, soft sand and a peaceful atmosphere.

Rangat-Andaman-and-Nicobar-Island
8. Rangat: - Breathe Pure, unpolluted ranget air and fill your heart with romance on its beautiful beaches. The main attractions-Amkunj beach and Curtbert Bay Beach, will captivate you with their powdery sand and placid waters.

Baratang-Island
9. Baratang Island: - Couples love to explore unique limestone caves on the island of Baratang. This place is also famous for its enchanting mud volcanoes, mangrove coves and serene beaches. Visit the nearby Parrot Island at sunset, where hordes of parrots flock together to offer the couple an unforgettable experience.

Long-Island
10. Long Island: - Long Island is perfect for a romantic getaway, especially on its exquisite beach in Lalaji Bay. Spend the most romantic time with your spouse in the unpolluted surroundings of this island. You can go for watching dolphins on the beach or trekking in the dense forest. The island is well connected by Port Blair through boats.