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  • 01Rajasthan Cultural Tour

    Rajasthan Cultural Tour
    • d14 Daysn13 Nights
    • lJaisalmer
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    • Thrill-On
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      Thrill-On

    The culture of Rajasthan is as much about its colorful music and customs as it is about the old havelis and palaces. Here is a Rajasthan tour which gives you an amazing experience of the culture of Rajasthan, letting you explore the highlights of it. There is a trip to Udaipur on offer, a tour of some of the villages of Rajasthan and so much more in this Rajasthan cultural tour packages.
     

     
  • 02Goa Cultural Holiday

    Goa Cultural Holiday
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lPanaji
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    • Thrill-On
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      Thrill-On

    4N/5D: Goa – North Goa – Miramer – Dudhsagar – Goa

    What will you see: Fort Aguada, Mãe de Deus Church, Mangueshi Temple, Bom Jesus Basilica, Panjim Market, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Spice plantations

    What will you do: Dudhsagar trek, Spice plantation tour

    A hamlet of pristine and busting beaches, groovy Goa has a lot more to offer. For, it is also a cultural paradise and has retained century old architecture marvels. Through the tour, you get to immerse yourself in the ethnicity of this fascinating place.

    Visit the revered Mãe de Deus Church that reflects ornate Gothic style and dates back to the 19th century. Be amazed at the miracles of God as you visit Bom Jesus Basilica which has the sacred remains of St. Francis Xavier. Apart from that, laze by pristine beaches, watch the riveting cultural shows and climb the fort that was once the pride of the Portuguese. 

  • 03Kerala Cultural Holiday

    Kerala Cultural Holiday
    • d10 Daysn9 Nights
    • lCochin
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    • SEASONAL TRIP
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      SEASONAL TRIP

    9N/10D: Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum

    What will you see:  Dutch Palace Museum, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Shooting Point, Eravikulam National Park, Kathakali performance, Kalaripayattu performance, Kumarakom/Kottayam, Kovalam Beach, Padmanabhaswami Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace, Veli Lagoon, Zoo

    What will you do: Jewish Street tour, Thekkady sightseeing, Bird Sanctuary tour, Houseboat Cruise, Chitra Art Gallery tour

    Known as a nature’s paradise, Kerala has a lot more to offer. For it is here that you have a tryst with the vibrant and rich culture of the state. Encompassing all that and more is this tour. On one hand visit the oldest European church in India and on the other, relish in the cultural art performances of the elaborate dance-drama of Kathakali and the performance of Kalaripayattu, an Indian marshal art form.

    Other experience of this tour includes visiting Dutch Palace Museum that represent Hindu temple art, paying homage at Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple which is glorified in ancient Tamil literature, strolling by the Jewish Street known for its antique shops and a lot more. 

  • 04Cultural Holiday to the land of Hidden paradise

    Cultural Holiday to the land of Hidden paradise
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lGangtok
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    • Dipankar Dey
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      Dipankar Dey
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    About the Activity:

    • Have a good time in the most scenic places around Sikkim during this 12 day long sightseeing tour.
    • The major places you cover are Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom and Darjeeling.
    • Sikkim being known for its clear mountain air, pristine landscapes and quaint monasteries, attracts a number of tourists year around.
    • Spot Siberian tigers and red pandas at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, catch the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Peak, visit Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom tour and Rumtek Monastery.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip. 
  • 05Cultural Rajasthan

    Cultural Rajasthan
    • d14 Daysn13 Nights
    • lBikaner
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    • cultraj
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      cultraj

    14D/13N: Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer/Pushkar-Devigarh/Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Deshnoke/Bikaner-Kuchaman-Samode-Delhi

    What will you see: Monuments, forts, havelis,rustic villages, sand dunes, Palaces

    What will you do:  Sightseeing, village tours, ethnic dances, camel ride through golden sand dunes

    This tour includes visit to some of the historical sites around Old and New Delhi. After visiting these sites, the journey will head towards the elegant cities and towns of Rajasthan.

    Excursion in Rajasthan will start from Jaipur, the desert capital or the pink city of India, and will continue to various other locations in the Thar Desert region. While cruising through the desert areas, the visitors will be visiting some of the exquisite palaces and stupendous forts. Pristine and beckoning ambience of these places will greet the visitors in their own traditional ways and will surely etch a memory that will last forever in the minds of the visitors.

  • 06All Women Ladakh Cultural Tour With Flights

    All Women Ladakh Cultural Tour With Flights
    • d8 Daysn7 Nights
    • lLeh
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      Supplier
      Code: 7865996

    About the Destination:

    Leh is well known for its natural wonder that dot the landscape; it provides tourists with a visceral experience that will not soon be forgotten. From mountains to streams and monasteries to beautiful lakes, the entire place will remind one of paradise on Earth. This apart, the picturesque landscape and scenery will rejuvenate anyone that wants to get away from it all.

    About the Activity:

    This all women Ladakh cultural tour with flights will ensure that participants get to visit some of the important sites and landmarks in the region. From visiting Shanti Stupa to monasteries, Pangong Lake. This apart, one will also get the opportunity to drive to the highest motor-able road in the world. While on this Ladakh trip, you can never find a single dull moment in your itinerary.

  • 07Culture of Karnataka with Wildlife Tour

    Culture of Karnataka with Wildlife Tour
    • d13 Daysn12 Nights
    • lBangalore
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    • Thrill-On
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      Thrill-On

    12N/13D: Bangalore-Mysore-Nagerhole-Hassan-Hospet-Badami-Dandeli-Goa

    What will you see: Chamundi Hills, Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Somnath Temple, Church of Philomena, Srirangapatna, Nagerhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Belur Chennakesava Temple, Rock Caves of Badami

    What will you do: Sightseeing in historically and spiritually significant destinations, Wildlife Tours, Jeep Safaris, Night Camping in Wildlife Sanctuaries

    Karnataka is blessed with a diverse terrain and a rich culture. This tour will take you to some of the most beautiful historical monuments, temples and ruins of the glorious history that gone by. To top the excitement, you will also get the opportunity to visit some of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. The entire journey is not just exciting but also educative and enlightening. 

  • 08Goa Cultural Treat

    Goa Cultural Treat
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lPanaji
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      Thrill-On

    2N/3D : Tambdi Surla – Dudhsagar – Sacred Mangrove Forest

    What will you see : Waterfalls, Ancient Temple, Villages, Pottery, Cashew Nut Processing.

    What will you do : Nature Walk, Village Tour, Cultural Activities.

    Goa, the party capital of India also has an abundance of ethnicities that can be explored and admired. Goa has successfully restored its age old culture and even being one of the grooviest and popping destinations, Goa has preserved all its cultural aspects and magnificence.

    This itinerary has been designed in a way that will cover some of the ancient destinations in Goa. The itinerary revolves around the Tambdi Surla Waterfall and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Within this trip, the visitors can also explore the Dudhsagar Waterfalls and a 13th century Lord Shiva Temple. Cultural tour to one of the ancient villages of Goa will bring the visitors closer to the vivacious traditions and cultures of Goa. 

  • 09Arunachal Cultural Tour

    Arunachal Cultural Tour
    • d9 Daysn8 Nights
    • lGuwahati
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    • Duyu Tamo
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      Duyu Tamo

    8N/9D : Tezpur - Bomdila - Tawang - Dirang - Nameri - Guwahati

    What will you do : Sightseeing, Trekking, Forest Walk, Evening Cruise, Boating

    What will you see : Se La Pass, Tawang Monastery, Urgelling Monastery, Pakang Teng Tso Lake, Nameri National Park

    Rich in culture as well as possessing an abundance of natural beauty, Arunachal Pradesh offers many delights to the tourists. Whether it involves spending a day at a handicraft village or just taking a calm boat ride, everything done in this beautiful state has a sense of purpose.

    From going adventurous with a jeep safari to taking a soothing night cruise down the Brahmaputra River, there is something for everyone at Arunachal. One of the highlights of the tour includes a visit to some of the best know monasteries in the area which are steeped in tradition and accurately represent the charming cultural heritage the place is well known for.

  • 10Cultural Tour, Bangalore

    Cultural Tour, Bangalore
    • h8 Hours
    • lBangalore
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    • Thrill-On
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      Thrill-On

    One of the best ways to explore Bangalore’s indigenous culture and colourful traditions, this tour of around 8 hours will take you through some of the major tourist attractions in and around the city.

    Under the guidance of a local and experienced guide, meet at 9.30 am at the Snake Temple and start with a spiritual visit here. This is followed by a glimpse of the Washerman’s Village, commonly known as the ‘Dhobi Ghat’. Stroll through the endless lines of the freshly washed clothes and later visit the Aurobindo Ashram. While at the ashram, indulge in meditation and seek mental peace. Following this, make it to one of the thriving women’s empowerment wings in India and get acquainted with the many different ways to uplift and strengthen the women population. The cult of voodoo, the Black Magic Temple will be your next destination. The first half of the day will conclude with a delicious lunch at one of the oldest restaurants in Bangalore – Queen’s Restaurant.

    Post lunch, the experience of the Garden City will enhance further with a visit to Johnson Market, one of the oldest sweet and meat markets in Bangalore. After this appetizing experience, visit the Chor Bazaar and get yourself some of the daily life commodities; especially electronics and automobile parts, at affordable prices. With a tour of KR Market, the largest wholesale market in the city and Asia’s first locality to get electricity, you will be taken to the oldest draught beer bars in Bangalore. Sip on your favourite drinks and mark the end of this cultural tour with a festive touch!

    Duration: This tour will take around 8 hours.

  • 11Cultural Diversity of Varanasi

    Cultural Diversity of Varanasi
    • h3 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra

    One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is the perfect example of unity in diversity. Known to one of the devoted places for the Hindus, this city also represents the perfect blend of harmony among other religions and sects. Within this 3 hours walking tour, you can witness this fact and get to know more about the cultural diversity of Varanasi.

    Assembling at the Assi Ghat by 8 in the morning or 4 in the evening, embark on this fascinating tour of the cultural lanes of Varanasi. Visit the different places of worship around the ghat, which include visits to various Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh temples. In addition to this, you can also visit several Mosques and Churches lying within the city. With more than 2600 Hindu shrines and temples, nearly 1400 Muslim shrines and mosques, Churches and temples belonging to Jain, Buddhist and the Sikh community, Varanasi never ceases to amaze its visitors.

    While in this tour, interact with the locals and get an insight to their daily lives beside the holy Ganges. Know more about the pious ghats and the religious beliefs of the devotees. Make every bit of the tour memorable with glimpses of different sects and traits getting mixed into a single flavour.

     

  • 12Guided Cultural Walk Through Hyderabad

    Guided Cultural Walk Through Hyderabad
    • h2 Hours
    • lHyderabad
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    • Ms. Raize
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      Ms. Raize

    Explore and discover Hyderabad, the ‘City of Nawabs’ or the‘City of Charminar’ like never before!Join the walk from State Central Library to the City College anywhere between 10am to 5pm and get acquainted with Hyderabad’s bygone era. Accompanied with a certified guide, this 2 hours walk brings out the best of the city’s eternal vibrancy and grandeurs.

    Starting from the State Central Library, the tour offers you an insight of its timeless collection and golden history. Established in 1891, this public library houses around 500,000 books and rare palm-leaf manuscripts which holds a testimony to India’s rich cultural heritage and culture. Post this, head towards the Musi River and enjoy the surreal ambience along the riverbanks.

    Strolling around the riverbanks, visit the nearby Afzal Gunj Gurudwara and attain spiritual sanctity amidst the pleasant hymns of the gurubanis. The Afzal Gunj Masjid that lies close to the gurudwara is next on the list. Intricate architecture and pious ambience of the masjid adds more the spiritual solace and tranquillity of mind.

    Moving further, visit Osmania General Hospital and the historic Tamarind tree. Known as the saviour of nearly 150 lives during the Musi River flooding, this tamarind tree has been standing tall since hundreds of years. Pass across the Afzalgunj Bridge for an enchanting view of the riverfront as you move towards the Victoria Maternity Hospital. The walk then takes you towards Hyderabad High Court and finally concludes on your arrival at the City College.

     

  • 13A Cultural Walking Tour of Kashi

    A Cultural Walking Tour of Kashi
    • h3 Hours
    • lKashi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra

    Kashi is said to be older than history itself, in the words of Mark Twain. With references to the city in the Vedas, Varanasi is the one of the oldest cities in the world to have been continually inhabited.

    This fascinating walking tour can be availed at 8AM or 3PM. Explore the rich history of Varanasi in this walking tour of around 3 hours, as you walk through its narrow lanes.  Explore the oldest markets of the place that still buzzes with activity and showcases the most vibrant colours.

    As you explore the markets on foot, witness a 400 year old saree market and the nearby spice and grains market. Moving on to the riverside, visit the temple of the Lord Kaal Bhairao who is popularly called as the Kotwal or the Police Chief of Varanasi. Last, but not the least, witness the amalgamation of cultures in Varanasi with a visit to one of the magnificent mosques built by the Mughals along the river. With this visit, this walking trail comes to an end.

     

  • 14Mumbai Cultural Tour

    Mumbai Cultural Tour

    About the Activity:

    • This personalized tour takes you through the world-famous sights across South Mumbai.
    • Be struck by the city's largest outdoor laundry setup at Dhobi Ghat, walk the charming alleyway that leads to Mahalaxmi Temple, drive past the Indo-Islamic dargah of Haji Ali that appears to be floating in the Arabian Sea, and peek into the auspicious Banganga Tank.
    • The intricately ornate Jain Temple is a picture of calm, while an extraordinary view of Marine Drive is bound to stump you.
    • Revel in the ocean touching the horizon from the city's greenest patch at Kamala Nehru park, and wrap up the enchanting tour by paying respect to Gandhiji at his erstwhile Bombay home at Gandhi Museum.
    • Get a soulful glimpse into Mumbai's slice of life on this cultural tour, to discover a city that is interwoven with diverse religions, professions and hot spots.
    Duration: Around 5 hours
    Transportation Type: Car
  • 15Maratha Cultural Tour, Thanjavur

    Maratha Cultural Tour, Thanjavur
    • h10 Hours
    • lThanjavur
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    • Muthukumar
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      Muthukumar

    On this historical tour of Thanjavur, chance upon Maratha architecture which further added to the city’s magnificence. 

    Your guided tour of 10 hours starts around 9 am and will take you to Chandramouleeswara Temple situated atop Hariharan Kundram.Now in ruins, this temple was a prominent sanctum in its glory days. Offer prayers at the Punnainallur Mariamman Temple, constructed by the Maratha ruler, Venkoji Maharaja Chatrapati. Rediscover the charm of ornate wonders of the Orathanadu and Kalyan Mahal Chatrams that once provided boarding, food, and health facilities for travellers and their animals. Understand origins of Tanjore paintings during the Maratha regime. Visit Thanjavur plate making workshops, an art form that originated and flourished from the Maratha times. Also stop by at the Thanjavur Maratha Palace and revel in its glorious complex consisting of the queen’s courtyard and Durbar Hall.

    Duration: 10 hours 

  • 16One Day Cultural Tour of Thanjavur

    One Day Cultural Tour of Thanjavur
    • d1 Day
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    • GATEWAY MALABAR HOLIDAYS P(LTD)
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      GATEWAY MALABAR HOLIDAYS P(LTD)

    Witnessing the rise and fall of several empires, the ancient city of Thanjavur now stands as a testimony to the glorious past of Tamil Nadu as well as India. Within this 10 hours tour of Thanjavur, you will witness and discover its cultural and traditional heritage.

    At around 9am, be picked up from Thanjavur, get welcomed by the tour guide and head towards the Palace Complex. Experience the royalty of this opulent palace which is now the official residence of the Bhonsle family. One of the major landmarks of Thanjavur, this palace has been ruled by different emperors at different times.

    Post the palace visit, head towards the South Zone Cultural Centre. Established by the Indian Government, it is one of the regional cultural centres that are involved in promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the country. The KalyanmahalChatram will be the next landmark in the list. Built by the great Maratha ruler, Sarfoji II, this chhatrams used to be the resthouse for the pilgrims during the olden days.

    Tamil University, Rajagopalasami Canon and the Handicraft Society will be visited towards the end of the tour. In the university, you can witness an antique and rare collection of musical instruments and coins belonging to different era. On the other hand, the Rajagopalasami Canon is the fourth largest canon in the world that can fire a ball of around 1,000kg and weighs 22tons. Finally, with a visit to the Handicraft society, witness the art and culture of Thanjavur and rediscover some of the forgotten forms of handicrafts and conclude the tour with pleasant and everlasting memories.

    Duration: This tour would be completed within 10 hours

     

  • 17Photo Walk through Multi-cultured Jayangar, Bangalore

    Photo Walk through Multi-cultured Jayangar, Bangalore
    • h2 Hours
    • lBangalore
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    • tigereserve
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      tigereserve

    Date: All days of the week

    About the destination:

    The bustling city of Bangalore offers ample opportunities to discover and photograph the vibrancy of the IT Capital even in its daily life. Jayanagar is a multi-cultural neighbourhood in the southern part of the city. Laid out in 1948, this is the first planned neighbourhood of post-independence Bangalore. A beautiful tapestry of residential and bazaar areas that house numerous temples, Jain derasars and mosques will treat you to some special sights. Jayanagar embodies the spirit of the city by offering elements of old and new Bangalore giving it a pluralistic outlook.

    Activities: Walking tour, Walk and click, Photography


    Description:

    On this photography tour, you will be accompanied by a photo-journalist as she takes you through the Jayanagar 4th Block area. Beginning at 10.00 am at Jayanagar Post Offie, 4th Block, this walk is planned to introduce you to the people of Bangalore by telling you about  the city, the people, their lifestyle and their beliefs. The tour makes for some excellent photo opportunities as you stroll through the noisy and rich in colour flower, vegetable and fruit markets. The cackling of the hawkers and the wafting smells from the food stalls will fill the air as you enjoy this slow paced walk. You can also see the many religious monuments of Jayanagar that offer an understanding of faith and the diverse ways of life. This walk ends at around 12noon at the Post office. 


    Duration: 2 hours
    Difficulty Level: Easy

     

  • 18Bhutan Cultural Tour 2017

    Bhutan Cultural Tour 2017
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • lThimphu
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    • Aniruddha Basu
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      Aniruddha Basu

    About the Destination:

    Nestled in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, the ‘Land of Thunder Dragons’, boasts of its scenic splendours and appeals. One of the neighbouring countries to India, this scenic land is bestowed with diverse natural beauty, lofty peaks, gurgling rivers and enchanting meadows.

    Known for its friendly locals, a visit to this scenic and quaint country is all about revisiting indigenous cultures and traditions. Whether you are yearning for a fascinating tour among the towering peaks, or wish to attain mental solace, or just want to have immense fun on your holiday, visit here in Bhutan tour package and you will never be disappointed on your decision!

    About the Departure with Details:

    The Bhutan cultural tour will expose participants to a whole new and fascinating world that is known for its monasteries, natural beauty and other fascinating places of interest. During the course of the entire Bhutan package tour, one will be given the opportunity to visit Art & Craft School, National Library, Royal goldsmith workshop Chendebji chorten, Wangduephodrang Dzong, Phobjikhs Valley and other beautiful landmarks that defines the country at its best!

    Meal Types: All meals during the course of the bhutan trip

    Activities: Sightseeing & Historical Tour

    Duration: 5N/6D

    Difficulty Level: Easy 

  • 19Ladakh Cultural Tour

    Ladakh Cultural Tour
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • lLeh
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    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2671970

    About the Destinations:

    Ask any adventurer, travel enthusiast or even just the next guy you see on the street and they will undoubtedly tell you that Ladakh in unmatched in its beauty and natural charms. Here, Mother Nature will meet you in all her majestic avatars, each more magnificent than the last. Where in Nubra you will see her as a maid laden with flowers, in Pangong Tso she will take on the guise of a demure lady in blue. You will see her giggling like a child in the mountain streams or roaring like an angry mother in the whoosh of the strong winds.

    A religion like Tibetan Buddhism that holds the core values of inner peace and tranquillity has a stronghold in this land, and once you come here, you will see why.

    Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

    Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Tour

    Highest Altitude: 18,380ft

    Temperature Range: 3 to 35 Degrees (Summer)


Attractions

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favorite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the entre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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Havelock Island

Being one of the topnotch attractions in Andaman is the sublime Havelock Island brimming with silky beaches and exuberant greenery. A lot of tourist locations, resorts, hotels, attractions and much more are creating the perfect background to Havelock Island to host as many tourists as possible. This is the largest of all the islands in Andaman and comprises of a lot of small islands. The administration in Havelock promotes eco-tourism on a large scale.

 The lighthouse established in 2005 at the northern part of the island gives additional recognition for the island. The accommodation options on Havelock will let you be surprised. Ranging from high-end, luxurious resorts to camps with basic amenities, the stay arrangements done by the administrative people here are unbelievable.

Highlights: The long stretches of different types of beaches are the main highlight to be pointed out. Declared the best beaches in the world, almost all of them are blissfully located on Havelock Island, connected to closely to the main boat jetty on the island.  

Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach which are known in numbers also are proclaimed to have the highest number of tourists every year. The green fringed shorelines, the clear sea water, the colourful marine animals, the long coral reefs, the wild fauna and flora bring forth the astounding picture of Havelock incomparably beautiful.

Activities: Snorkeling and diving are the favourite activities done on the islands though other major water based activities like boating and kayaking are frequently done.

Distance from Port Blair: Havelock Island is lying 42 kms northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. There are regular boat services by the Directorate of Shipping Services which connect Phoenix Bay jetty in Port Blair to Havelock daily.

 

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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, people come in plenty toward this beach to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them. Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.


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Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all what it has. A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Arhcipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island.

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right. The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travelers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday. There are nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkeling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.

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Baratang Island

One of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman lives in Baratang Island, a highly blessed region with years-old wilderness. Earlier, the tribes did not let outside people to enter their community but presently, Baratang Island is a vibrant tourist destination as people love to spend time amidst the huge forests, limestone caves, mangrove ranges and the mud volcanoes.

Baratang is a part of the Great Andaman Chain with an area of 243 sq.kilometers and that marks it as the main island of the group. Middle Andaman is lying to the north and South Andaman in the south of Baratang Island. And it belongs to Rangat Taluk.

Highlights: The active mud volcanoes are the highlights of Baratang Island along with the abundant mangrove forests and evergreen rainforests and the limestone caves located beyond the forests. So adventure lovers find Baratang as a wise choice to indulge in mind blowing trekking and nature walk. Among the multiple number of mud volcanoes, jalki, as the locals call it, is the famous one.

Activity: Nature walk through the wild forests and the extensive mangrove forests is one of the prime activities done on Baratang Island. Boating, trekking, hiking etc are some of the other, identified activities available on the island.

Distance from Port Blair: The island is located about 150 kms north of Port Blair and one can reach the island by ferry services only.


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Elephant Beach

Settled on the sands of Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is a reveling beauty well presented by the long coral reefs and the shining shoreline. A peaceful beach with pure serenity and silent ambience will offer the visitors a soothing melody and that would be the perfect time to relax, to walk around with your love or just to do sunbathing. Among the different beach on Havelock Island, Elephant Beach has a special significance because of its friendly atmosphere and not so crowded shoreline. In addition to the adventurous activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, tourists find time to do boating and similar activities on the beach. The clear water, the calm waves, the cool breeze and the magnificent sights on the shore have their own impacts on the number of people visiting the beach, and it increases only year by year.

Highlights: The long array of private boats, fishing boats and buoys extend a riveting beauty to the beach. Moreover, it is a kid friendly beach as well so that families are found here aplenty. The huge shoreline is the key factor behind the countless visitors appear on the beach every day. 

During monsoon also, tourists would love to come to Elephant Beach. People have reported that at times, the wild elephants from the nearby forests come to the beach and stroll along the white sandy bed.

Activities: An ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving is Elephant Beach though boating and other fun, water based activities are also done by the visitors often. Tourists have experienced the best sea walking as well on Elephant Beach.

Distance from Port Blair: Elephant Beach is located on the famous Havelock Island. It is lying about 69 kms away from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. One can reach the beach via boat from Havelock jetty after reaching there from Port Blair by road or by boat.


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Diglipur

A marvelous town in the north part of Andaman Islands is Diglipur, an amicable tiny town with a lot of good people around. For eco- friendly tourists, this town is an inevitable choice. Though the marine life is the prominent feature of this town but the cultivation of orange and rice has enormous importance in the economy of Diglipur.

Highlights: Lamiya Bay Beach is a highlight of the town, it is located a few kilometers away from Kalipur Beach. The beach is lying in the foothills of Saddle peak, the highest one in Andaman. Around 20 kms from Diglipur is the green Shyamnagar covered by thick jungles and why Shyamnagar is a priority for tourists is because of the presence of mud volcanoes here. Kalipur Beach and Ramangar Beach are the other famous beaches at Diglipur and they are famous for turtle nesting. Moreover, visitors are quite eager to visit Alfred Caves as well where a huge collections of limestone structures are found.

Activities: Since there are plenty of beaches, caves, greenery etc, Diglipur offers the visitors a huge number of activities ranging from refreshing trekking through the jungles to the water based activities like island hopping, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc. Near to Diglipur there are famous spots to do multiple activities.

Distance from Port Blair: Lying 290 kms away from Port Blair, the small town of Diglipur that can be connected by boat from both Port Blair and Mayabunder. The boat services from Port Blair are available twice a week. But one can reach the town by road via ATR from Port Blair.

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Vijaynagar Beach

Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families. 

The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.

Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.

Activity: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.

Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.

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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Markha Valley Trek

Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

 Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.