Wednesday, December 26, 2007

leh Ladakh

The region of Ladakh bears snowcapped mountains of the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram with quaint little hamlets and crumbling old monasteries hide in the rocky cliffs. The Buddhists monasteries are the most distinguishing feature of Ladakh in which the Hemis monastery is the largest monastery of Ladakh with an exquisite painting of Lord Buddha. Some other monasteries of Ladakh are Alchi, Lamayuru, Likir, Spituk, Thikse, Stakana, Sankar etc. which attracted the tourist from all over the world. Leh is the most significant town in the region along with some other Leh-Ladakh region like Leh palace, Shey Palace, Stok Palace, monasteries of Phiyang, Hemis, Thiksey, Likir, Spituk, Alchi, Lakes of Pangong and Tso-moriri etc.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Srinagar Travel Guide

Srinagar, a brilliant hill resort located in the Kashmir Valley is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The tourist attractions of Srinagar are mainly related to natural beauty like lakes, gardens, etc. Other than that, there are some shrines that form the tourist attractions of Srinagar. Some of the famous tourist attractions of Srinagar are as under:

Mughal Gardens
The popular Mughal gardens which attracted the tourists from all over the world were developed by the medieval rulers of the Mughal dynasty to make it more lucrative for the tourist to admire India. However, the Mughal gardens consist of the following three gardens: Chashmashahi Garden, Nishat Garden and Shalimar Garden.

Dal Lake
Without Dal Lake the sightseeing of Srinagar loses its meaning which is surrounded by the backdrop of mountains on three sides. This Dal Lake is one of the most splendid lakes with the major attractions of houseboats that stand lining its edges.

Nagin Lake
Nagin Lake is another popular tourist attraction of Srinagar surrounded with manicured flowerbeds and groves of chinar, poplar and willow.

Shankaracharya Temple
Shankaracharya Temple is perched on the Takht-e-Suleiman hill and is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is supposed to be the oldest shrine of the Kashmir valley.

Hazratbal Shrine Hazratbal Shrine is situated just opposite the Nishat Bagh on the banks of Dal Lake which houses the Moi-e-Muqqadus (preserved sacred hair) of Prophet Mohammad। It is one of the most popular shrines in Srinagar, revered by Hindus as well as Muslims.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR), the only rack railway in India and uses Abt system, connects the town of Mettupalayam with the hill station of Udagamandalam, in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India. Both towns are in the state of Tamil Nadu. Snaking through 16 tunnels and tall girder bridges, the climb offers breathtaking vistas of plantation and fir-clad hills.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mansar Lake

The lake of Mansar is situated 40 Kms in the South of Udhampur town on the Udhampur Samba Road. The Mansar lake is also linked with Jammu City by a 62 Kms road. Apart from the picnic spot, Mansar lake has the religious importance too.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tourist Attractions in Kashmir


Broadly speaking, Jammu and Kashmir can be divided into three distinct regions of the foothill plains of Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Mountainous Ladakh। All these three regions of Jammu and Kashmir are entirely different from each other in terms of geography, culture, religion and climate.

Tourist attractions in kashmir are anantnag, pahalgam, kokernag, achabal, verinag, gulmarg, dal lake, shalimar garden, nishat garden।

How to get there:
By Air Srinagar airport is approximately 14 km from the city. There are daily flights to Srinagar, operated by Indian Airlines (from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu) and Jet Airways (from Delhi and Jammu).

By Rail Jammu Tawi, approximately 305 km far, is the nearest railhead for Srinagar. Trains from Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai and other cities arrive at this station only. During holiday season, when there is a heavy rush for Kashmir, additional trains operate for and from this station.
By Road National Highway 1-A is the main highway connecting Srinagar with Jammu. J&K State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) as well as a number of private Super deluxe, A-class and B-class buses operate to and from the state. Private taxis are also available for traveling to Kashmir.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Dal Lake Srinagar Kashmir

The best way to combat the scorching Heat of the Hot Summer is to simply run away, to take summer vacations to somewhere cool and comfortable, somewhere where your toes would seem frozen or somewhere where you would not be sweating your back while driving the car. We have all heard of birds that migrate during summers. So be smart and choose mounds of snow over mounds of sand.

If staying in houseboats is your thing, then head straight for Dal lake Srinagar Kashmir or may be to Nagin Lake the little island of Kashmir. It is well known for its approx. 500 Victorian era wooden houseboats, originally built as vacation homes for landless British administrators during the Raj.There are as many House boats in this Dal Lake as there are days in a year, yes 365 or more. The clear blue waters make it a paradise for water sport lovers.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is a वोंदेर्फुल and multi-faceted (जेवेल) diamond, changing its hues with the seasons surrounded by two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal and decorated by lily laden लक्स, That is why Jammu and Kashmir is aptly remarked as ‘Paradise on Earth’ where the land is ornamented with the honey-dewed orchards, rippling lakes, blue skies drifting down the willow fringed alleys of lakes in shikaras and living in gorgeous houseboats