Srinagar Holiday Houseboats

The other major monuments of Srinagar are a short and walkable circuit. A good place to start is the Shrine of Dastgir Sahi, wherein the interior ornamentation of painted and carved wood in the mosque is remarkable, after which the couples may visit the Rozabal Shrine which has acquired an unwarranted reputation as the tomb of Jesus. A visit to Srinagar’s central mosque Jama Masjid is another wonder with the gorgeous building having a pagoda-like spire mounted on a cube of timber on the stone plinth of an earlier temple. There is also the Pathar Masjid, built of limestone, with a pleasing garden. A dazzlingly white structure on the far bank of the Dal, the Hazratbal Mosque is a famous shrine because it houses a relic that is believed to be Prophet Mohammed’s hair.

Gulmarg Journey

It would be worthwhile to go fishing in any of the lakes in Srinagar. The resort of “Aharbal” offers excellent fishing opportunities: there’s a great waterfall too. “Daksum” is very famous for its scenic mountain beauty and clear, sparkling streams with bountiful of catch. The Kashmir valley is also known for for its sericulture and cold-water fisheries.

“Badamvaer”in Kashmiri for “The garden of almond blossoms” lies on the foot end of the Hari Parbat Fort. This fort, also called “Koh-i-Maran” or “Faseel-e-Akbari” which has now been restored and although today it is just a part of what used to be “Bagh-e-Wariskhan” earlier, nevertheless is a sight that is unmistakably an enigmatic panorama!

Srinagar is popular for its houseboats, which do not float free around the lake, but are anchored off-shore. It is a great and unique way to enjoy your stay in the city, as they offer all the facilities of a lodge or a guest house, with fully-furnished bedrooms and associated amenities!


Kheer Bhawani is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kheer Bhawani (originally just Bhawani) constructed over a sacred spring. The worship is universal among the Hindu of Kashmir. The temple is situated at a distance of 14 miles east of Srinagar near the village of Tula Mula. The term kheer refers to rice pudding that is offered in the spring to propitiate the Goddess, which became a part of the name of the temple.

Gulmarg or ‘the meadow of flowers’. is a perennial favourite and a hot destination on the outskirts of Kashmir. The slopes of the Apharwat hills (of the Himalayas) here are one of the highest ski slopes in Asia, as due to its’ unique geographical location, this place gets some of the heaviest snowfall in the Himalayan region. A huge meadow ringed by fir trees and snowy peaks, wide open spaces, mountain-fresh air nature walks, birdwatching, skiing on winter, pony rides The meadow’s cup-like shape means that from any one point you can see the rest of the expanse with its softly undulating slopes. There’s a walk, called the Inner Ring Road, that you can wander along on foot, if not riding on a pony, or another walk called the Outer Ring Road which takes you through stands of pine. The Gondola Cable Car, which boasts as the highest lift -accessible ski terrain in the world, is a big attraction for skiers and non-skiiers because of the great views and goes all the way to the Apharwat peak which is rather popular for a trek as high up in the massif lies a seldom-visited mountain lake, half frozen even in summer. One distinctive rooftop in Gulmarg is the Maharani Temple and closeby is the St. Mary’s Church. For meals, there are hotels and a rash of dhabas in the market, with a choice of delectable cuisine. You can have a game of golf at the highest golf course here, using hired clubs.

Amarnath a Famous Hindu Temple in India

“Pahalgam” or the village of Shepherds is a very popular resort ninety kilometers south of Srinagar. It has some magnificent plains (like Baisaran) where horse-riding can be indulged in. Again, there are some fantastic angler opportunities as well and a lot of trekking routes, including the one that goes to Amarnath, a Hindu pilgrimage shrine deep in the Himalayas The Shaivite Mamleshwar Temple is another historical shrine and the ruins of the Martand Sun Temple, are an interesting archaeological site.

Jammu Kashmir Tourism & Travel Guide

A brief synopsis of Jammu is mentioned here as it would be bewitching to discover many historic monuments including Amar Mahal Palace Museum, the popular Raghunath and Ranbireshwar temples , Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah, Peer Kho Cave temple, Bahu Fort and Bagh-e-Bahu in the winter capital.. Pretty Patnitop en route to Srinagar, is the highest point in the highway and offers camping sites and paragliding. The Raghunath Temple, a large complex has a rich collection of ancient manuscripts. Other important temples are Ranbireshwar, Peer Khoh and Panjbakhtar. The Amar Mahal Palace is a fine castle-like building, overlooking the Tawi River and part of the palace is a Museum with royal memorabilia, Pahari paintings and works of some famous artists like M F Hussain, Ram Kumar and J Swaminathan. The Mubarak Mandir Palace in the old bazaar is now a decrepit complex, but worth a look from the outside! A fort-cum-temple, Bahu Fort, is perhaps the oldest edifice and hosts the temple of Bawey Wali Mata. The Akhnoor Fort stands on a riverside cliff and the excavations within have yielded remains from the time of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Riasi, another town close to Jammu, has the Bhimgarh Fort and a hill top temple of Mahakali!

Jammu Kashmir Tourism

It would be wonderful to undertake a journey to the holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi, located in the folds of three mountains called Trikuta Hills, which attracts devotees from all over India and abroad, as the belief in the Goddess ascertains that She fulfills all the longings of human life……dharma, artha, kama and moksha. The uphill footpath is well paved and winds through hills of great natural beauty, which may be covered on a horseback, `kandis’ or a trek! The path goes through a narrow cave and at the end of the cave or corridor is the raised marble platform on which the Goddess reveals herself in a natural rock formation. There are no statues, pictures or idols inside!

After a hectic trip from Vaishno Devi, it would be advisable to take a short break at Patni Top en route to Srinagar.Situated on top of a hill, this hill station offers an excellent vantage point to enjoy the superb vistas of the Chenab Gorge and the beauty of its pine trees. The Skating Garden, Chinar Garden and Picnic Spot complete with swings and slides to woo the tourists who may also spend some time on their own with a book and sandwich, to hear the wind sighing through the trees and then returning back to their romantic enigma! Idyllic to spend a day or two here in an absolutely tranquil environment.

Jammu Kashmir Lake

Ladakh, or “Little Tibet”, comprising of Leh and Kargil, also encompasses spectacular scenery. Though there are alpine steppes here, it is enchanting even in its barrenness. The world’s highest cold desert is in Leh, which is about 3,500-m above sea level, with many coloured rocks, but a visit to Ladakh would need acclimatisation to the climate as there is less oxygen here. Buddhism lies at the heart of this region and there are several quaint monasteries with many Tibetan monks dotting the area. Trekking and mountain-climbing in its Karakoram ranges are popular with tourists, though there is river-rafting also in the Zanskar River, but trained rafters should take professional guidance. Jeep safaris are popular. Lake Tsomoriri and Pangong Lake are sought after for their beauty, and so is the Nubra or Ldumra Valley, the valley of flowers at 10,000 ft above the sea.

Srinagar is a resort for the tourist who can experience, at first hand, the peculiar beauty of the valley that has attracted the Chinese, the Mughals and the British to it. Its waterways with their own quaint lifestyle, the unique houseboat, the blossoming gardens, water sports. activities, shopping for lovingly hand-crafted souvenirs and the nearby resorts make it a cherished spot among those looking for a memorable holiday!

Waterfall Cameron Highland

During the colonial era, the “Camerons” was a haven for the home sick.  At present, it is a stopover for those many who want to escape from the heat of the lowlands. It is endearing to visit the outpost’s Cameron Highlands Church and Bala’s Holiday Chalet which is an inn and one of the oldest buildings at the Highlands. 

There is a network of jungle trails, waterfalls and mountains, and less-taxing points of interest, including colourful temples, raised gardens and tea plantations where visitors along with their children, are welcome to try the local brew.  What an epitome of leisure!

Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estate

The Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estate, in the hills north of Brinchang, has the roads lead past a Hindu temple, and the tea pickers are predominantly Indian. There is also a gift shop selling every version of Boh tea that one can imagine and a pleasant cafe where you can sip tea while looking out over the evergreen dense plantations below, and chatting with the inhabitants!  The Titiwangsa Tours cover the the local nurseries, organic farms and orchards and the entrance fees and dinner are included. The Fathers Guest House has a resident licensed guide who leads informative nature tours of the Highlands, which of course would benefit your children, including a visit to the Orang Asli village.

The Cameron Highlands Golf Club began with a nine-hole golf course a century ago when it was common to find tiger paw prints in the bunkers!  Apart from its improved facilities, it has also undergone a change in name and is presently known as the Kelab Golf Sultan Ahmad Shah (SAS) Cameron Highlands.

Now known as The Lakehouse, this establishment was previously owned by the late Colonel Stanley J.Foster, and is colonial in its ambience as the unit sits atop a hill overlooking the Sultan Abu Bakar Lake.   The interior is reminiscent of an English country house with open fireplaces and wood-panelled walls.  Outside, the landscape would pass for an authentic English garden with a lush forest reserve serving as its backdrop. Wouldn’t you like to get a taste of this and perhaps sit with your children over some snack or beverage, only to breathe in the essence of this arena! 

Tringkap is close to Brinchang and a short distance from the tea estates. Kuala Terla also nearby from Tringkap and has most of its residents as farmers. Kampung Raja is the first town after departing the Simpang Pulai interchange and by and large, a residential area. The best place to pick up local produce is the Multicrops Central Market, which sells teas, fruits, strawberry, jam, honey, potted plants and numerous other things. Yung Seng Souvenir Shop has a good, if rather expensive, selection of Orang Asli, woodcarvings, as well as affordable artwork from across Asia. Very popular with travellers, foreign and domestic, the Rosedale’s menu spans several cuisines, Chinese, Malay, European, Indian, and is complemented by good coffee and free wi-fi. This bright highland also serves a range of simple Indian fare, including tandoori chicken, set meals, fish-head curry and vegetarian dishes.

Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Temperatures tend to remain constant, although the summer months are comparatively dry and sunny.

The weather is cool and pleasant throughout the year in Genting Highlands, and there is rain and thunderstorm around the end of the year, when along with the warmth and merry-making that the crowds bring along, they should also make sure to carry some thick clothing if they are susceptible to cold at night and also light woollens may be required.

Waterfall Cameron Highland

The weather in Cameron Highlands is temperate and cool all year round.  Rain is common throughout the year although the monsoon season is from November to February.  The dry season is from February to April.In the recent years, the temperature has been rising and it can get really hot in the day. The coldest time of the year is between Decembers to February!

All the above destinations are recommended for a visit throughout the year, as only occasional showers could block your outdoor activities for a while, even though there is enough to keep you occupied and interested indoors, along with your children! Advisable to keep a record of the weather conditions before travel, during the monsoon season!

Cameron Highlands Travel & Tour Guide

The First World Plaza is a shopping centre which is located below the First World Hotel, the biggest hotel in the Genting Highlands and comprises  of shops, restaurants, an indoor theme park, a cineplex, a Watersplash Pool, an indoor water theme park for children to wet themselves and dash and splash with the water,, Genting Sky Venture ,a sky diving simulator, a Starworld casino, bowling center, Genting International Convention Center, the Pavilion for daily night performance show, where perhaps you could leave your children under some temporary custody, the Haunted Adventure and a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not  Museum, both of them for your happy-go-lucky teenagers and children!  Entertainment-related performances such as dances, acrobatic shows and magical shows are held in an area called time-square. The highlighted Genting Outdoor Theme Park  features numerous rides, typical of an amusement park, mostly suitable for families and children, and the pass for this also includes the Flying Coaster ride…….most adults and children are left bewildered after this experience!

Cameron Highlands Tourist Attraction

Out of the little stalls mushrooming along the walkways, there are shops dedicated to providing clothing, accessories, handicrafts and souvenirs at theme parks and resorts.  Food in Genting is  made of  Western, Continental, Chinese and fast food outlets selling pastas, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches,steaks, shawarmas, noodles, soups……..the gastronomic fare which children enjoy and love and  most restaurants are prepared to cater `halal mutton’ for the large number of Muslim visitors.

Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west, the city has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Otherwise, temperatures tend to remain constant throughout the year, with the winter season being.

Continue to the Cameron Highlands one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations which has its boundary touching that of Kelantan in the north and shares part of its border with Perak to the west.

The three townships of Cameron are Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. Ringlet is the first town after the turn off at the Tapah Interchange and is one of the agricultural hubs of the region. Tanah Rata is the administrative centre of the Cameron Highlands and the general hospital, police station and post office are located at this municipality. Brinchang is the biggest town of the retreat.

Cameron Highlands Tourist Attraction

Hence, The Cameron Highlands is a vast area of rolling green hills, tea plantations and forests stretching along the road from the town of Ringlet, then through the main towns of Tanah Rata, Brinchang and beyond, and as you move along, your knowledge gets enriched…… path after path! Get introduced to this domain…..

The five settlements in the area are the Bertam Valley, Kea Farm, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja.  All are separated from one another by a considerable distance. Bertam Valley   is involved with the growing of flowers and vegetables.Kea Farm is the highest village in peninsular Malaysia. ROSE CENTRE Kea Farms in Cameron Highland is located in the Rose Valley Village. Spread over ten levels of terraces, due to it’s cool climate, this place is the biggest attraction for Cameron Highland’s visitors.

The Centre contains over hundred varieties of roses in every imaginable color including black and green and, besides roses, there are thousands of species of flowers as well as dozens of varieties of orchids. Some flowers even have their names derived from the unique shapes, like ‘butterfly’ and ‘ladies shoes’. Visitors and children can venture through an exhilarating journey of various cultural murals, stone sculptures, which blend well with the landscaping, as every part of this highland, exposes them to something new and adds to their treasure box of learning and wisdom!  Souvenirs, fresh roses, potted plants are on sale. The Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm is home to a fluttering collection of tropical butterflies, including the majestic Raja Brooke.

Much of the Cameron Highlands is under cultivation engulfing hectares of forestland.  Jungle trails lead visitors to scenic spots, waterfalls and aboriginal villages and most of the tracks here begin at Tanah Rata. Apart from its walks, the sanctuary here is also known for its tea plantations, vegetable farms, orchards, nurseries, insect life, soaring peaks, nature spots, temperate plants, deep ravines, mossy forest, wild animals, serene lakes, golf links, meandering streams, jungle-clad hills, rest houses, places of worship, waterfalls, rolling greens, reptiles, colonial mansions, Land Rover’s migratory birds, animal traps and last but not the least, its native population.  The natives or aborigines are basically jungle dwellers and on the surface, their lifestyle has always been made out to be backward, though this has changed over the years. This would be a wonderful opportunity for you to mingle with the natives, along with your children, learning about their life style, and thus discover the humble and earthy side of a mega urbania!   While many have left to take up residence in the nearby towns, there are still some who prefer to treat the jungle as their home. It would be encouraging to know that the buildings at the Cameron Highlands were similar to those of Shimla the “Queen of British hill resorts” in India, and were an electrifying mixture from “railway Gothic of the most overpowering kind to publican’s Tudor”.

Enchanting Sonamarg Tour And Travel Information

Located 84 kilometers from the state capital Srinagar and situated at an altitude of 9567 feet, Sonamarg lies in the valley carved by the river Sindh, surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains. Sonamarg literally means the “Meadow Of Gold”. With the Thajiwas Glacier and the upper reaches of the Sonamarg valley covered with snow practically all through the year, skiers can thrill themselves for a longer period in this region. This place has a certain “raw” unspoiled beauty about it as the mountains look tall and haughty and the vista whichever way looked at consists of meadows, imposing mountains and streams. Sonamarg is the gateway to Ladakh ,so if a trip is planned to that region by road, you would be enthralled by its’ charms.

Kashmir Sightseeing City Tour Package

Historically, Kashmir became known worldwide when Cashmere wool was exported to other regions and nations. The artisans are well adept at knitting and making Pashmina shawls, a skill that was introduced by a sufi saint from Persia through the silk trade route. Rugs, silk carpets, kurtas, pottery and saffron too, is grown in Kashmir and exports are encouraged. Products such as fruits, vegetables as organic foods, handicrafts in papier mache and oak wood, silver work, woollen, silk and cotton `firans’, wood used to make high-quality cricket bats, popularly known as Kashmir Willow, woven silk fabric, bed and table linen in Kashmiri embroidery, are bought generously and originate a handsome amount of revenue for the State.

Agricultural exports from Jammu and Kashmir include apples, barley, cherries, corn, millet, oranges, rice, peaches, pears, saffron, sorghum, vegetables, and wheat, while manufactured exports include handicrafts, rugs, and shawls.

Sonamarg Holiday Tour Package

Rich and redolent with the flavour of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and saffron, Kashmiri food is suitable for all palates. Predominantly non-vegetarian, “Wazwaan” as it is called is the royal cuisine of Kashmir. It’s a preparation of a number of spicy meat dishes served with traditional rice by professional chefs called “Wazas”. It also has some interesting vegetarian options like dum-aloo and ‘chaman’ (cooked cheese). Among the popular non-vegetarian delicacies are curd (yogurt) based Gushtaba, chilli-flavoured Rishta and Roganjosh. , hakh (a spinach-like leaf) and danival korma. Another popular local delicacy called Seekh-tuji consists of marinated meat pieces which are freshly barbecued and eaten with chutney. There are a number of restaurants and cafes in Srinagar and most of the good ones are located in Lal Chowk or on Boulevard Road, along the banks of the Dal Lake serving Kashmiri, Indian, Mughlai and ‘Indianized’ Chinese dishes, along with the famous, popular and unique `kahva’ or kashmiri chai. Some pure vegetarian restaurants are also located along the Boulevard Road, amongst which the ‘Krishna Dhaba’ is the most popular for its Rajma-and-Kheer. Gulmarg and Pahalgam are parallel in being completely equipped to meet the culinary desires!

Kahwah is a traditional green tea recipe from Kashmir made from green tea leaves with saffron strands, cinnamon bark and cardamom pods.Some varieties are made as a herbal infusion only, without the green tea leaves. Generally, it is served with sugar or honey, and crushed nuts, usually almonds or walnuts. There is another form of tea that is quite famous amongst the locals, and is called ‘Namkeen Chai’ or ‘Nun Chai’. It is pink in color and is also called Pink Tea, made from black tea, cardamom, various spices, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Also people like nune toath and dum toath which are very famous among sufis. Nunetoath is nunechai without milk and Dumtoath is a strong form of Kahwa.

Dubai is Favourite Holiday Destination For Indian

Combine a treasure trove of history, culture, architecture and frolic with the magnificence of a great destination on the Dubai Holiday Package! The journey begins in with grandeur in this city, which is located south-east of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates, blending an amazing contrast of the old and new.   Experience the sandy desert surrounding the city, wild grasses and the veritable treasure of occasional date palms and the desert hyacinths growing in the sabkha plains, along with acacia and ghaf trees growing the flat regions. The stupendous city makes makes a pleasurable break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, adventure activities, and perhaps a few tempting pleasures!

Dubai Sightseeing Tours

There is the white crystalline area of the Dubai Creek, masterpieces of architectural novice in old and modern Dubai, the exhilarating and shimmering `Gold Souk’ laden with best ornaments and pearls across the globe, the classic mosque and museums, and frolic on the shining desert sand and bustling evening jaunts! 

Tourist Attractions:

After checking into a hotel, the representative gets you on a start with your visual delights at the Creek. An easier way of crossing the Dubai Creek is by abra, essentially a small ferry and abra stations are located along the Creek on both the Bur Dubai and Deira sides, as the system of filling the boats is remarkably efficient.   The entire arena gives a very picturesque view of the city which should not to be missed. The Creek is also the home of many boats offering more comfortable tours, as they are often   designed to resemble dhows.  In and around the Creek, tourists can see some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses and defence structures. You can book a ride on the Creek with a dinner cruise or even rent a private boat to go on an hour long ride up and down this beautiful area. The waterbus is another option for tourists who want to go by boat but not the abra!

Go on to old Dubai and you land in the Bastakiya District which is one  of the last remaining pockets of this area, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style, with an evocative atmosphere  and  plenty of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore, and indulge.  The Dubai Museum is a must-see for those interested in the social history of the Emirate and the country. A visit to the Al-Fahidi fort showcases a few examples of the traditional reed houses and other artifacts but the more interesting part is the modern extension built underneath the fort, emphasizing Dubai’s history using the latest technology and culminating in a reconstructed souq  from the pearling days, complete with authentic sights and sounds. It is quite fascinating to see the speed at which the transition occurred from an underdeveloped pearling village to a modern metropolis, with splendid architecture.  The Jumeirah Mosque,  is the largest in the city, and a wonderful example of Islamic design, as it is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition with the interior decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy. The Mosque is an especially great place to visit in the evening when it is dramatically illuminated by floodlights, staring with a shine into the eyes of it’s visitors. Besides this you could seek blessings at the Grand Mosque and the Al Mamzar Mosque. Then there is the divine Christ church and the St. Mary’s Church, for a visit! Do make a trip to the Shindagha District which is home to the open museums of the Heritage Village.  The adjoining Diving Village offers exhibits on pearl diving and fishing, and forms the part of an ambitious plan to turn the entire “Shindagha” area into a cultural city, recreating life in Dubai as it was in the bygone era! The Heritage Village of Hatta is situated in the heart of the rocky Hatta Mountains. The history of the village can be traced back to implicate that it consists of some elegant buildings that originated around two to three thousand years ago, each differing in size, interior layout and concrete material, and during renovation great care was taken to use the same materials as those used when originally built such as mud, hay, sandalwood and palm fronds! Also, the Sharia Mosque is an old mosque that originates around two hundred years ago using the same building materials and consists of a large prayer hall, a court and courtyard, minaret and other utility rooms!

Dubai Tourist Attraction

Next would be Modern Dubai on the list of your Dubai – Holiday Package! The Burj Khalifa, until recently called Burj Dubai,  is the world’s tallest structure by a long shot than the previous contender in Taipei, , with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the desert flower hymenocallis which is native to the region. The observation deck is the second highest in the world after the Shanghai World Financial center. Already dominating the Dubai skyline, the newly opened tower, houses nine hotels and a Las Vegas-inspired fountain system, the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest dancing fountain laden with a very enticing display of the dancing waters! The show starts every evening at the Burj Dubai Lake to keep the visitors fantasized by it’s eminent display! The Dubai Marina is a newer and more popular areas of Modern Dubai, both with residents and tourists. It offers numerous features such as a phenomenal skyline, world class hotels, a fabulous beach, a mall, and two different walkways, the Walk and Marina Walk, with coffee shops, restaurants, and shops. “Marina Walk” is right on the “Marina water”, with a spread of yachts, which can be rented for a cruise around the area.” The Walk” has a nice open market run from October till May, every Fridays and Saturdays at daylight. Visit the Palm Islands which houses the three largest artificial islands in the world, located just off the coast of Dubai, a major urban development to add a significant amount of upscale beachfront property to the area. Each of the islands is shaped like a palm leaf, with a trunk connected to the mainland, fronds extending from the trunk, and a crescent, or a breakwater encircling the trunk and fronds. Of the three planned islands, the Palm Jumeirah,   near Dubai Marina, is the only one yet open, connected to the mainland by a freeway bridge and a monorail, enclosing  sports marinas, luxury resorts, and upscale shopping areas. The Wild Wadi Park is the perfect place for the entire family to spend a day as well as a great way to beat the heat and enjoy the day away from the bustle of the city.  Located close to the hotels and resorts of Jumeriah Beach, the park has water rides, slides, and a lagoon that’s hidden away, as the visitors enjoy waterfalls, out of the way swimming holes, and a tidal pool, and some lavish cuisine to swirl their taste buds!

Make Your Honeymoon Remarkable By Visiting Place Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations as it possesses a wide range of natural and man-made attractions, enjoys a sub-tropical climate with clear warm sea waters, lapped up by attractive beaches, tropical fauna and flora and complemented by a multi-ethnic and cultural population that is warm and hospitable. So, get on board the Mauritius Honeymoon Package, engulfed in matrimonial bliss!

Honeymoon Packages in Mauritius

A fascinating, world-in-one-island slice of paradise, the very thought of which conjures up images of tropical glory and stupendous extravagance. While in many destinations, famed for cobalt-blue seas, white sandy beaches and elite hotels, you may eventually find yourself wishing for something to do besides sunbathing and swimming, in such a mysterious and intriguing panorama!  The island is loaded with historic sights, cultural diversity, geographic variation and almost limitless activities to distract you from the daily grind of beach and pool, though perhaps its single biggest asset is the relaxed charm of its inhabitants.

Move towards the north and it has orchards, botanical gardens and discotheques, the south, such as Gris Gris has high cliffs, offering spectacular views of the ocean waves crashing against rocks. It is also rich in archaeological heritage, forests and wildlife. The best surfing spots lie in the south-west behind Morne Brabant, while Le Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Adventure enthusiasts are bound to head for the “blue safari” sub-scooter or submarine, an “undersea walk” for non-scuba divers or a semi-submersible boat ride for an unforgettable undersea voyage, with your beloved spouse.  There is thrill at every step and you may pursue activities such as sailing, scuba-diving, kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, water-skiing, yachting, mountain biking, trekking, horse riding, abseiling or rappelling and zip-lining……very popular with the tourist crowds!

When you open your eyes to the blue sea, you could find yourselves at the Ile Aux Cerfs Island, also known as Deer Island. Near the east coast, this is one of the best islands in Mauritius with miles of sandy beaches, and a beautiful lagoon. There are several fine restaurants, for the honeymooners to wine and dine on a moonlit night or a sunny afternoon, or perhaps just enjoy the sun rise or sunset, around the waters! This island is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and a big selection of activities and facilities and the couples are sure to have a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture postcard beaches, discovering each other in this stunning locale! Tourists can enjoy parasailing, water-skiing, swimming, snorkeling golfing, which are optional of course, or just relax by the beach, making this amazing paradise island the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship while enjoying various water sports or other beach activities.  You will find many restaurants that cater to almost every palate and it would be worthwhile to try some of the local cuisine, just to give that adventurous risk to the taste buds! In addition, there is a big selection of water sports kiosks along certain parts offering water skiing, banana and glass bottom boats for a cruise in the shining waters!! Some of the best beaches  can be found on the east coast, including Blue Bay and its marine reserve and the delightful swathes of sand that exist around Belle Mare, where the honeymooners will want to spend hours basking in the sun, lazing in the sight of the long white, powdery stretch!!! You may also find the Trou d’Eau Douce, the main jumping off point for the islet Île aux Cerfs. The entire coastline comprises of exquisite coves and emerald lagoons, permanently enhanced by a cool sea breeze, as life goes by at a slow pace in the east, whether you are a member of the fishing community or a holidaymaker. Situated between the mountains and the sea, the east is characterised by charming little villages with poetic names like Petite Julie, Mare d’Australia and Queen Victoria, showing you the tranquil side and upholding its picturesque dignity!

Four Seasons Mauritius

One of the main `green’ attractions is the Black River Gorges National Park which extends over several acres encompassing the  Pamplemousses Gardens with innumerable local and exotic plant, thus providing a haven to  highly endangered native plants and animals, endemic flowering plants and birds that can only be found in Mauritius.  Also, the newlyweds would get to notice strikingly beautiful different Coloured Earths of Chamarel, which are clusters of earthy mounds which are so   undulating,  as these dune-like knolls vary so wildly in colour, and  some say the seven shades of earth were formed from volcanic ash deposits that cooled at different temperatures. Others believe that the colours of the mounds can be attributed to the differing quantity of metal oxide they each contain. These are especially breathtaking first thing in the morning, when the sun is at its brightest and the colours at their deepest.

Owing to the exceptionally high level of sunshine over the district, you could visit the Tamarin Bay which has become the heart of salt production in Mauritius. The Salt Pans make an interesting diversion if you happen to be in the area………on your Mauritius Honeymoon Package!

Enter Port Louis, which is the business and administrative capital of Mauritius, packed with office-workers during the day, and quickly quietening down after office-hours, allowing visitors to enjoy a night out along the famous Caudan Waterfront. Those arriving during daylight hours should head for the bustling Central Market or Champ de Mars, the oldest racecourse in the Indian Ocean region. The historical centre of the city, the Place D’Armes is the main, palm-lined square that links the capital’s port to the Government House. Fort Adelaide on a hill overlooking the city and the harbour, is a citadel-like structure and today, it hosts shows and concerts from both local and visiting artists from all over the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aapravasi Ghat, or ‘immigration depot’ in Hindi, pays tribute to the thousands of indentured labourers who arrived in Mauritius from India after the abolition of slavery and eventually settled in the country. Coast of the island that provides some fine beaches, a great range of accommodation and restaurants, world-class watersports facilities, wonderful shopping opportunities and entertainment. It was one of the first spots in the country to welcome holidaymakers, thereby showcasing itself as an ideal destination for honeymooners! Grand Baie, in the city, has an abundance of restaurants and discotheques. If you like to party to the sound of good music, you will find plenty of options to choose from here, where you can sway and celebrate your romance on your honeymoon! The north isn’t only about night life, however. It also boasts of some of the best-loved sights, including the charming red-roofed church that overlooks the lagoon at Cap Malheureux There is more to Pamplemousses than its delightful botanical gardens, as this northern town has a rich historical past.

Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Info On City Tour – The Unexplored Paradise

Pasighat is the oldest town and has been often called the ‘gateway of the state of Arunachal Pradesh‘ and derives its name from the ‘Pasis’, a tribe of the area and with its breathtaking hillside and lush-green river valleys domesticated by a galaxy of tribes, the area is a tourists delight and photographers’ paradise . To reach the Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary around this area, you would have to cruise through the river Siang by boat. During the month of September-February, a variety of migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks, storks, water fowls and hornbills come here from far off places making it a ‘bird’s paradise’. Deers, wild elephants, buffaloes and smaller predators are also abundant, and the lucky visitor may also have a glimpse of the Tiger. Pangin stands at the confluence of the rivers Siom and Siang that presents a spectacular sight as the blue waters of Siom meet the green Siang, creating a beauty beyond the beautiful, absolutely bewildering! For the adventure loving people, Pasighat has a great scope for adventure sports such as river rafting, trekking and fishing and angling. An inner line permit is required for the tourists to visit this town that can be arranged from the liaison officers. Accommodations are available in the Siang Guest House, Circuit house and Inspection Bungalow. Hotel accommodation is also available in the city and paying guest accommodation can be managed too on prior intimation. For the nature lovers, tented tourist camps with modern amenities are available and comfortable government inspection bungalows are also available at nearby places of interest.

Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh Buddhist Temple

Occupying a saucer-shaped valley, Manipur’s capital Imphal is surrounded by hills on which the state flower, the siroi lily, grows. This is a hub for exploring the state, which has forested stretches, the largest fresh-water lake in the North-East and the rare brow antlered deer, the sangai. Meitei, the main community of Manipur, has an interesting Vaishnavite culture. It would be worth visiting Sri Govindaji Temple, Khwairamband, and Kangla Fort. Other places around the area to view are Bishnupur, Moirang, Loktak Lake, and Kaina. Spread in an area of 40 sq km, Keibul Lamjao National Park is another Wildlife Sanctuary, worth a visit!

Contemporary Shillong is a small town, inhabited by a church-going, guitar-and-piano-playing population, glorifying its restaurants and tourist infrastructure, Indian heritage manors, waterfalls, golfing, and Shillong peaks and museums. The Umiam Khwan (Barapani), near Shillong, offers water sports facilities including sailing, water skiing, water scooter The Orchid Lake Resort and the adjacent Lum Nehru Park is an ideal quiet holiday spot. The Botanical Garden is a secluded but captivating area with a plethora of indigenous and exotic plants and is located just below another notable site, the Ward’s Lake.

Arunachal Pradesh - The Unexplored Paradise

High above the hazy valleys and foaming rivers, hidden in the rolling clouds and perched on an headland, lies Cherrapunji, in the north eastern state of Meghalaya, a spectacular location with the year-round rain. Long ago, it had earned the coveted place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the wettest place on the earth. This is one place all over the world, where the rainfall can be recorded in feet rather than in millimeters. This pristine land with ever-lasting beauty, is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season, – the monsoon. The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherrapunji Meghalaya is that, it rains mostly at night, and day-to-day activity does not really get disrupted by the downpour! The alluring, spectacular and cascading Mawsmai Falls, – the fourth highest in India, lie just a few kilometers beyond Cherrapunji.

Malaysia – A Holiday with Kids

This exotic journey to the ‘land of mountains’, Malaysia in South East Asia, would capture the attention of the travel enthusiasts as they walk along a path with diverse flora, fauna, coastal regions, the tall Kinabalu mountain range, a bewitching kaleidoscope of colours that erupt in its night skyline,  leading to a spectacular panorama , perhaps only rarely explored!  So, look forward to tantalising and mesmerising splendours which would leave you enraptured for a life time! These eclectic multi-faceted avenues would make you discover the varied parts of this shimmering country called Malaysia, with your family and children!
Genting Highlands Malaysia Trip
To orient you with this superb land, it is important to get some insight into the various aromas that surrounds this terrain. The inhabitants of this country are foodies, besides savouring other passions and desires, and adore their culinary fare, which is abundantly evident in the rich variety of cuisine served in restaurants, besides their innumerable hawker stalls. Most of the places are known for a delicious type of food, whilst being reputed for the greatest hawkers’ and street vendors selling delectable dishes for all palates.

The country folks are also fond of dance and music, as they have their traditional dances, the Warrior Dance, the lively Joget, Bamboo Dance, and Tarian Lillin, but it is Silat, the deadly Malaysian martial art form, performed in graceful, spellbinding movements, which takes the viewer’s breath away.

An outdoor game, sepak manggis, in which two groups of men try to grab the goodies in a bunga manggis floral carrier dangling from a high pole, is reminiscent of Holi and Ganpathi celebrations! Bhangra and Bharatnatyam are performed by the Indians, the Chinese Lion Dance and Dragon Dance usher in their New Year, while the lively Farapeira and Branyo are popular Portuguese dances.

This abundant riot of colourful fiesta is ideal and a joy for families along with their children, who can’t help but revel in this magnetic charisma, with a gleam in their eyes, as this takes them away into a world unknown to them, till they get to hear and see the beatific celebration!

Kuala Lumpur Tourism

Venture into the tall skyscrapers, palm and rubber trees, which are an essential part of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.  With a highly-developed infrastructure, this is one of the world’s most-visited cities and is famous for the twirl of sarongs-sarees-baju kebayas-heongsam, the colourful attire of many Muslims, Chinese and Indians who live there and promote this style in all its grace, besides the proud structures influenced by the Arabian, Chinese, Indian, Dutch and Portuguese designers!

Hence, this glittering capital city, has the world’s longest painting on the walls of its’ Pudu Jail, and the other famous landmarks are the Merdeka or Independence Square, Chinatown, the King’s Palace, Istana Negara, Jamek Mosque, National Monument, and Sultan Abdul Samad building with fine Moorish architecture.

Kuala Lumpur or KL is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia. It  is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia and the major Malaysia tourist destinations here include the Mederka Square,the House of Parliament, the Petaling Street, the National Palace (Istana Negara), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the National Museum, the Central Market, the National Monument and religious sites such as the Jamek Mosque and Batu Caves. The city plays host to many cultural festivals such as the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and its  architecture is a blend of old colonial influences, Asian traditions, Malay Islamic inspirations, modern and postmodern architecture mix. Many of these buildings derive their design from traditional Malay items such as the songkok and the keris and some of these structures have Islamic geometric motifs integrated with the designs of the building, signifying Islamic restriction on imitating nature through drawings.

Walk along with your children to the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway and has a  collection comprising of artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country, and  also the Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts, including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books. However, the museum’s collection not only concentrates on works from the Middle East, but also includes displays from China and Southeast Asia. This place has a Cultural Craft Complex coupled with a museum that displays a variety of textile, ceramic, metal craft and weaved products. All the information of the production process are portrayed in a diorama format complete with historical facts, technique and traditionally engineered equipment, thereby enhancing knowledge and sharing skills with adults and children….an educative pursuit!  The Royal Selangor has an ultra modern visitor’s centre, which allows tours to be conducted through its pewter museum, gallery and its factory. In its pewtersmithing workshop, `The School of Hard Knocks’, participants are taught to create their own pewter dish using traditional tools and methods.  Amongst those shown are pottery making, intricate wood carving, silver smithing, weaving songket cloth, stamping batik patterns on cloth and boat making.  Again, an interaction with some of the rare know-how of art and handicraft.

National Mosque Kuala Lumpur

The National Mosque of Malaysia, Masjid Negara is situated amongst a beautiful garden and  is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, and is a uniquely designed building that embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art with its tall minaret having the shape of a “closed blue umbrella”. Would you like to seek the blessings of `Allah’ along with your family and children!!!!!

Kashmir Valley Trip

Kashmir may be introduced as belonging to the State of Jammu and Kashmir which consists of three appropriate regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. Srinagar or India-held Kashmir is the summer capital, and Jammu is the winter capital. While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu’s numerous shrines attract thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as “Little Tibet”, is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.

Kashmir Valley Tourist Attraction

A poet rightly called it the ‘Paradise on Earth’ for the mesmerising beauty of the Valley abides with you long after you have left its boundaries. Kashmir holiday to this unparalleled charisma will bestow evergreen memories of its naturally gifted region with thick, green, pine-forested hills, deep valleys, beautiful and huge lakes, and scintillating waterfalls. Spring is the time when Kashmir bursts into a riot of colours and millions of flowers carpet the landscape.

The hill station offers an enigmatic canvas painted with vibrant tourist attractions all over the town! The Mughal Gardens, stand glorious and may be described with terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the mesmerising waters of the Dal Lake in front of them. These gardens are named as the Chasmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar as they are the Mughal Emperor’s concept of heavenly bliss and are very popular places for picnics and excursions. The historical structure of these gardens lends them a unique sense of serenity even when the flowers are not blossoming. Chashmashahi is a wonderous spectacle, as tucked in the fold of a hill high above the lake, the quiet gardens are watered by the eponymous spring and command a grand panorama of the Dal and the surrounding vale , set in their mountain amphitheatre, .and Nishat Bagh with the Zabarwan mountains as its backdrop, is a `garden of bliss’ which commands a magnificient view of the lake and the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range, with its secluded dignity giving way to a lightness in the entire region. Shalimar Bagh in front of the Dal Lake was built by Emperor Jahangir. whence at the summit of this four-terraced grassland stands the fabulous baradari, a summer house ringed with pillars of black marble remaining the high point of an `abode of love’. The gardens ring with the cascades and watercourses of their heyday when the Mughal Emperor and his Empress planted the first of the stately chairs that shade this idyll. The Hazratbal Mosque, or the white mosque, is breathtakingly enchanting, and it would be a pleasure taking a walk through the adjacent market area displaying a range of great fresh food. The Harwan Gardens are another site holding the ruins of the Buddhist Harwan Vihara. The Shankaracharya Hill or Takht-i-Suleiman is an essential destination which rises directly from the Boulevard on the southern lakeshore. At its pinnacle, a few feet above the lake, is the Shankaracharya Mandir, on a hill top, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is visible from the Dal Lake. The Pari Mahal lends a breathtaking view of the city and the Nehru Garden, off Dal Gate, occupies a large area and is known for serving hot and flavoured `Kahva’, a traditional drink of Kashmir, a different flavour worth tasting! . Some distance away, the hill of Hari Parbat is surrounded by almond orchards and the area is the focus of many sacred shines.

tourists enjoying in Dal Lake Kashmir

Go for a Shikara ride in the Dal Lake for better views and a more peaceful cruise in an area devoid of other tourists, admiring the fountain amidst majestic mountains and tranquility . A must see is the `village’ in the lake where the tourists can ride towards the side where locals live to view the floating vegetable market. The “Tulip Garden”-arguably the largest of its’ kind in Asia is located just opposite the main Boulevard Road on the shores of the Dal Lake.