Goa tourism is famous for its places and beaches alike. If you are planning your trip package tour to Goa the following places should be on your list! There are many places to visit in Goa, the most famous in north Goa are the Basilica of Bom Jesus famous for the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, Mapusa and Panjim Market famous for shopping and trading since ancient times.
Our lady of Immaculate Conception Church which lies in the heart of Panjim City. The, “Dil Chahta Hai Fort” or Chapora Fort, the 500 year old Harvalem Waterfall. Calangute and Baga Queen of beaches, Anjuna and Vagator Trance and rave party beaches Miramar and Arambol are some of the top 10 places to visit in North Goa. South Goa tourism has also flourished in recent years because of its silent locality and beaches. South goa trip packages include trip to Dudhsagar waterfall, Margoa the capital city of South Goa, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Vasco Da Gama the sea port and Cancona. Whereas tour to South Goa packages include, Colva the, “White Sand beach”, secluded Palolem beach, the famous Agonda beach, the magical butterfly beach and world renowned Varca beach!
Kerala is situated in the southwestern end of the Indian subcontinent. Kerala has a long history of art and cultural heritage and foreign trade with other countries. The state with the highest literacy rate in India, is noted for its achievements in education, health, gender equality, social justice, law and order. In addition to these, the state has the lowest infant mortality rate in the country.
Kerala lies between the Arabian Sea in the West and the Western Ghats (Sahyadris) in the East with an area of 38863 sq km. It is one of the five states in the linguistic-cultural area known as South India. The neighbouring states of Kerala are Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Mayyazhi (Mahe / Mahe) is a part of Pondicherry (Puducherry) and lies within Kerala. Though the Lakshadweeps in the Arabian Sea is part of the Union Territories, it has a close alliance with the linguistic and cultural heritage of Kerala.
An Insight into Mumbai Tourism
Choosing Mumbai as a travel destination is somehow quite obvious. The local Mumbadevi deity inspired the city's new name earlier called Bombay. Portuguese, British, Maratha, influences have shaped the architecture, demography, culture and creation. With such an admixture of colonial style structures, Soviet fashioned offices, Dutch roofing, German gable, Romanesque arches and Tudor casements Mumbai's architecture is rich in variety and substance.
A Mumbai tour must start with a visit to Victoria Terminus now renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a Gothic building complete with stained glass windows, decorative turrets, carved domes spelling an amalgamation of Hindu, Victorian and Muslim architecture.
With the majestic Kanchenjunga towering over it, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station dating back to the times of the British Empire and is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The steep and bustling streets of Darjeeling are dotted with colonial era buildings, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples which make it an interesting exploration for curious travelers.
Tea is the most famous produce of Darjeeling. Its vicinity is covered with lush emerald green tea plantations. These mist blown slopes yield the finest quality of teas which is referred to as the “Champagne of teas”.
Nepal’s high-tourist spring season went through some surprise rains and cooler than usual weather with a few unexpected hail storms and snowfall within few weeks. Rain and storm partly affected two districts, Bara and Parsa, of Nepal’s southern Terai region on Sunday evening causing loss of life and property among the local population. As per official reports, rescue and relief efforts were immediately deployed to the affected areas and the situation has been under surveillance by local authorities and the central government alike.
The storm was confined to a particular region in the southern part of the country and tourists and tourism activities have not been affected so far. According to Nepal Tourism Board CEO Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, “This region is in southern plain, close to the border of India. It is not a tourist region and no tourist is hurt so far. The Government of Nepal is focused on rescue and treatment of those affected.”
A sovereign state in South Asia, Bhutan is also popularly known as 'Land of Thunder Dragon.' It is a landlocked country situated in the Eastern Himalayas, bordered along the People's Republic of China to the north, having India to the south, east, and west. The land consists mostly of high and steep mountains crisscrossed by a network of swift rivers, which form deep valleys. The country has the world’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, at 24,836 feet.
An interesting fact about Bhutan - the general prosperity of the country is measured by the ‘Gross National Happiness’ index, explained by its four pillars - sustainable development, good governance, cultural preservation and environmental protection.
Srinagar is an epitome of romance and sublime nature. The summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, it is situated perfectly at the heart of Kashmir Valley. Inarguably picturesque and surprisingly humble, Srinagar is a decent host for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The series of paradoxes that it follows make it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country. Expect scenic landscapes, majestic historical structures and divine places of worship like River Jhelum, Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens and Jama Masjid along with other attractions that mark the resplendent beauty of the land.
The vast meandering Dal Lake let the visitors enjoy boating on the dainty shikaras. and comfortable waterborne houseboat hotels. This 8 km long sparkling lake adds grace to the picture of Srinagar. Holidays in Srinagar seems incomplete without an ideal boat ride in the sparkling water of the lake.
The glory of the blue-hued Nilgiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu enhance the charm of the little town, Ooty. Charming bungalows, bustling town center streets, and chaotic streets strike as unique tourist attractions in Ooty.
People seek Ooty for pleasant family vacation, romantic honeymoon time or even a relaxing weekend. Bask in picturesque scenery while riding the Nilgiri Toy train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Doddabetta tea factory welcomes with the aroma of freshly brewed tea.
Beautiful trails to trek, amazing boating experiences as well as panoramic views make your holiday worthwhile. Ooty also specializes in delicious chocolate which make for delightful shopping.
Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka and the second largest city in the state is a famous tourist destination in South India known for its opulent and royal ambience. The old world charm of Mysore city along with its well-manicured gardens, heritage mansions and shady avenues leaves an everlasting memory in the minds of its visitors.
According to a nationwide exercise conducted by the Union Urban Development Authority in the year 2010, Mysore was declared the 'second cleanest city' in India and first in Karnataka. The aroma of sandalwood, rose and other fragrances that linger in the atmosphere of Mysore has earned Mysore the title of being the Sandalwood City.
A land of splendid mountains, a pristine place which feeds and provides solace to the mind and soul, a pious land which is associated with the supernatural, an enigma of a place which attracts people from every nook and corner of the world- It's incredible, it's beautiful, its enchanting- It's Himachal!
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular and easily accessible Hill State of India. People from all parts of the country as well from different parts of the world visit this beautiful State to enjoy its natural beauty. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has acted as a catalyst, trendsetter and a prime mover for the promotion of domestic and foreign tourism in Himachal Pradesh. We have wide network of accommodation that comprises of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafeterias serving varied cuisine, including Himachali delicacies. All these properties are in superb locations in the lap of nature.
When sound of exhilaration seems to be coming far above from sky and only colorful para-gliders could be spotted above head, the site is most probably Solang Valley of Manali Hill Station, which has a uniqueness that stands out from any other paragliding site in India. What more this is one facet of this hill city, like honeymooner trying to pose wearing ski gears rather than actually willing to try the fun of skiing. Add to that elders on some sort of minor pilgrimage to various temples in Manali, individual getting holy dip in hot water springs, families bonding in picnic spots and many other images, and this hill city comes alive in front of eyes.
A part of Beas River Valley, Manali is situated at an altitude of more than 2000 m from where the eyes fall on the views of forests, orchards, river, mountains ranges and more, for nothing but sheer visual delight. The place once used to serve trade purposes via Manal - Leh route; now the same route is used for the purpose of adventure mainly for the bikers and jeep riders.
Shimla hill station is still the colonial summer capital (resort) to which British used to retreat in when heat of Indio-Gangetic plains used to become unbearable. Be it grey-stone work of Vice Regal Lodge, or Gaiety Theater putting neo-gothic architectural excellence, the beauty of building seem to come alive and not only staying in eyes of beholder. The Elizabethan style mixed and merged with different other forms in buildings like Ellerslie, Christ Church, Gorton Castle, Wood Ville, etc are a must-see.
Spirits of that past attracts enthusiasts from India as well as abroad when this hill city has been made capital of state of Himachal Pradesh after India got its Independence. However, this is not the sole reason for why to come to Shimla. Smooth slopes of Snow-draped mountain peaks are absolute invitation to the skiers by spirit or profession. While camping and trekking trips, doing yoga facing the mild rays of waking sun might become the other reason. And this list is sure to go long, once tourists get to know what all they could do to make best time in Shimla.