A Journey To The Palace Hotels Of India

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The Palace Hotels Of India

When I started on a five month long tour to India, I had no idea what was in store for me. I was not even sure why I planned on a tour to India. May be I was just too fascinated by the lifestyles of the Indian Maharaja’s and wanted to see and experience for myself their lives and their palaces. My interest in Indian palaces and forts developed by reading books like ‘India Style’ by ‘Monisha Bharadwaj’, ‘The Indian Princes and their States’ by ‘Barbara N. Ramusack’, ‘The Indian Subcontinent’ by ‘Alison Arnold’ and ‘Indian temples and palaces’ by Michael Edwardes. Continue reading “A Journey To The Palace Hotels Of India”

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Shimla Tour

Jakhu Temple
Jakhu Temple

Shimla is one of the most sought after hill stations of northern India where tourists flock in large number throughout the year. This beautiful hill retreat is situated in the lap of lower Himalaya’s mountain ranges in Himachal Pradesh state. The mesmerising charm of this place lies in its verdant hill slopes, green pasture land, snow capped mountain peaks and number of Victorian style architectural buildings. It is the place where each season has its own charm and glory that enthral tourists who come here from across the globe.

This place is also renowned for its number of adventure sports activities which heighten the joy of visitors who come here for pleasurable holidays. The popular tourist attractions which are visited by tourists during their Shimla Tour are:

Ridge Road

This is an awe-inspiring attraction of Shimla from where tourists get breathtaking views of the mountains with snow laden peaks. Tourists come here to get panoramic views of nature’s speckled beauty. Apart from the scenic vistas this place is also famous for its Neo-Gothic Christ Church and Tudar Library.

Mall

It is the heart of Shimla bustling with social life. This is a must visit attraction of Shimla because of its scattered charm of natural and artificial wonders. The beauty of this place lies in its magnificent colonial style buildings, shops, restaurants and heritage theatre. It is the best place for tourists to enjoy their leisure. The popular tourist attractions of this place are General post office, Scandal point, Kali Bari temple and Christ Church.

Jakhu Temple

This is the highest point of Shimla situated at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level. It is a breathtaking place from where tourists get mesmerizing bird’s eye view of the entire city and surrounding valley. The Hanuman temple is the popular attraction of this place which is visited by large number of tourists as well as devotees throughout the year.

Chadwick Falls

It is a beautiful fall which is located 7 km from the city centre. Large number of tourists comes here to see the cascading beauty of water falling from a height of 67 meter above sea level. The panoramic charm of this place is heightened by the presence of thick deodar forests. Trekking is the best way to reach this place which gives tourists an enthralling experience because of the scattered natural beauty.

Shimla is also famous for its number of adventure sports activities which heighten the joy and excitement of tourists who come here during their holidays. The geographical location amidst mountain ranges makes it a perfect place for trekking, hiking and camping. During winter the thick layer of snow make it a perfect place for skiing and several winter sport activities.

About The Silicon Valley of India: Bangalore

Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace

Geographical History and Climate

In November 2006, the name of the 1000 year old city, Bangalore which is geographically known as the Silicon Valley of India, was changed, and now the city is officially known as ‘Bengaluru’ meaning ‘Hero-Stone’ reflecting the virtues of a warrior. Look out for the best airfares to explore this historic, yet modern city.

Located in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka, the city of Bangalore has a flat topology. The only river that flows through the city is River Vrishabhavathi, a small tributary of River Arkavathi.

Owing to the tropical savanna climate, the city experiences wet and dry seasons with hot summer which is occasionally moderated by thunderstorms. Moderate rainfall occurs during the months of August and September. Mild winter prevails during January. The climate is suitable for tourists who keep on visiting the city all the year-round. Flights to Bangalore are available from major cities across the globe and you’ll find it convenient to reach here whenever you desire.

Places and Shopping

Though Bangalore is not a typical tourist spot, yet it is selected by tourists looking for ‘even in odds’. Updated classical views reflecting in old lovely bungalows, parks, places worthy of religious veneration, traditional markets are found on one hand, while on the other you’ll find modernized status of living that includes fashionable shopping malls, pubs, and new architectural wonders. Besides bewitching temples and churches, Vidhana Soudha, Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Maharajas of Mysore Palace, and the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan are some of the classically wonderful architectural instances. Don’t forget to visit the delightful Ulsoor Lake and Sankey Tank Lake in the city. Bannerghatta National Park and Lalbagh Botanical Garden illustrate some fascinating features enriching your tour to Bangalore. Cheap flights to Bangalore are available and you should book your air tickets in advance to get the best flight deals available.

Shopping for sandalwood carvings and silk sarees, electronic goods and vehicles in Bangalore provides a wide range of options for shoppers. Take out some time to explore Flights to Bangalore offering cheap plane fares.

Sports and Events

When in Bangalore, experience the pulsating sportive spirit in the city, which includes hiking up the hills, hill climbing, camping, cave exploration, Radio Control Car racing and other adventure activities.

Book cheap tickets to Bangalore and enjoy the traditional Peanut fair, annual exhibition-cum-sale of paintings and a 5-day event, and Aero India, a defence exhibition showcasing fighter jets from around the world.

Food and Stay

The restaurants in Bangalore provide an across-the-board assortment of delicious and Mouth watering cuisine that includes South Indian food, Parsi food, Thai and French dishes, tandoori, biryani delicious kebab dishes, Chinese and Western fast food. There are plenty of hotels with spacious rooms and all kind of modern amenities including body treatments, massage (room-service), facials suiting your budget and choice.

Road and Air Transportation

Apart from much popular three-wheeled auto-rickshaws, City Taxis are generally available only on call. Air-conditioned luxury buses run by BMTC connecting airport and different places inside and outside the city and South Western Railways strengthen the city’s transport network. Bengaluru International Airport, located in Devanahalli, handles international airlines connecting more than half a hundred destination across the globe. Avail Flights to Bangalore and visit this incredible city.

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