Winters’ already here and travel plans are in the making. Any traveller knows that India has assorted splendid winter holiday destinations. But, if thereís one place thatís a notch above the rest, itís Leh-Ladakh. Realm of jaw-dropping Himalayan landscapes, remarkable lakes, Buddhist monasteries and sub-zero temperatures that chill you to the bone. Itís one of those rare gems that can be visited nearly all-year round. Nevertheless, winter lends an even more special touch. Visiting Leh – Ladakh in winters is an opportunity to witness this magical white wonderland as it has existed for centuries.Continue reading “Leh-Ladakh: The White Wonderland”
There is an unspoken desire in each mind to travel the whole country without boundaries. It becomes tricky to control the crazy feet, who desire to travel the planet to live a new life. But, we know! It is remarkably hard when it comes to picking the travel destination, and that too in the month of December, when there is a shift in the seasons, a tilt of an axis and a dip in the temperature. Yet don’t worry! Come winters, and India finds itself preparing for one of the best seasons to explore across the peninsula. Amidst a string of holidays and a list of festivals and fairs, winters in India are marked by vacations to plan your year around, a dreamy beach holiday, hill stations favouring postcard sceneries and its southern tips and deserts embracing all its visitors that had been shying away till now given their generous humidity and temperatures. Here is our list of top five winter destinations in India.
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Donít you sometimes come back from a vacation feeling you could take another break to get you over the stress of this one? Might we volunteer a little word? Itís planning. And because most people freak out at the thought of planning for a vacation, we have a few easy pointers that will help you cruise through your holiday.
Pack Light And Smart
In todayís fast paced life, one often finds himself/herself struggling to find a few moments of calm. With long work hours, unrealistic deadlines, maddening traffic and growing family pressure, peace of mind might start to feel like a phrase from the past. Now if you live in a metropolitan city then you would know exactly what weíre talking about. The lack of simplicity and the abundance of chaos always leave you longing for some R&R (Relaxation & Rejuvenation in this case), far away from the hustle bustle of the city life.
Here are some of the most peaceful travel destinations, you could consider when you finally start to plan that much needed vacay.
Donít you often wish you had more time to travel the world? After all travelling is not just about rest, rejuvenation & enjoyment, but it is about much more than that. In a way itís a beautiful journey of self-exploration, experiences and memories
So whether you like going places with your friends, family, or self, make sure you travel while youíre still young. Lose yourself to find your own self. Live like thereís no tomorrow. And whatever you explore today will last a lifetime with you.
There are quite a few options that come up once you have decided to travel. An Island destination proves to be an ideal one since it has something in store for everyone. Whether, you want to layback and sip some Pina Colada by the sea, or enjoy some thrilling water sports, or sit by the beach and gaze at the starlight sky, or go on an adventure by hiking up a mountain close to the beach, or just cuddle with your partner as the sun goes down, or rejuvenate yourself with some spa activities, or indulge in some delicious cuisines, an Island destination has it all. Continue reading “8 Islands to visit before youíre 30”
Breaking into a sweat… and not from the heat
Skiing, trekking, white water rafting… seek and you shall find the exact sort of adventure holiday that you are looking for not that far from your doorstep. Thatís right, you donít have to fly to Switzerland to ski or head for Kilimanjaro to go on breathtaking treks. India has amazing destinations that can give you the adrenalin rush and Facebook photos that you crave.
Here are just a few that we have picked:
For a holiday in south India soaking in history and heritage, it would be pretty difficult to beat Madurai. The town is easily accessible and the main attractions can be covered in a couple of days, with time to spare for healthy and delicious breakfasts (the Tamil people seem dedicated to chutney innovations and itís worth it) and a spot of shopping.
Madurai was most prosperous, in wealth and culture, under the first and second rule of the Pandya kings, and later under the Nayaks.
Apparently, the town traded with ancient Rome and Greece and flourished under the Pandyas, till it was captured by the Cholas in the 10th century. The Pandyas took it back in the 13th century and built it up as a literary hub. Continue reading “Madurai: A Town Where History is Part of Everyday Life”
The Journey and The Destination
So, someone had the wicked-good idea of converting the journey, and not just the destination, into a special holiday. And thus luxury trains were born. And if any place can fully capture that awesomeness of a train journey, it has to be India, with its forests, palaces, temples, people and legends.
But not all trains are equal, so weíd like to show the green signal to the outstanding ones below. And while the carriages are distinctly designed in old-fashioned opulence, including personal butlers, they are also fitted with all the modern necessitiesówifi, spa, gym etc.
Continue reading “Luxury Trains in India”
Heavenly Honeymoons – Build Forever Memories With That First Trip Together
How glorious to get away with your new partner after the seemingly endless, and quite definitely a little stressful, manoeuvrings of the wedding. Couples today like to plan this most anticipated outing together based on a shared interest; sometimes it is food, sometimes it is history, and sometimes adventure, and it always comes with the excitement of that first shared experience.
San Sebastian, Spain:
Set near the France border town of Biarritz and a few hours by car/train from Barcelona, the coastal Basque town of San Sebastian offers easy access from other popular destinations. But once you are here, it would take a great deal temptation to pull you away from this quaint coastal town set on the Bay of Biscay that is a foodie seventh heaven. Apart from the beautiful beaches and an easy-going atmosphere, San Sebastian is a base for globally top-rated chefs and is home to an upscale tapas called the Pintxo. So, it could be a decadent vacation with great wine and world-class food.
Galapagos islands/Peru, South America:
How does swimming with sharks and sea lions sound? Or hiking up a mountain for spectacular views of an ancient citadel? For adventure fans looking for a honeymoon to remember, the Galapagos islands, which is in Ecuador territory, or a less than three-hour hike up Peruís Huayna Picchu, which offers breathtaking views of the Inca civilisation structures on the nearby hill of Machu Picchu, will surpass all expectations. Continue reading “Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations”