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The bustling city of Bangalore

Bangalore is the capital city of the state of Karnataka, a very popular tourist destination in south India. Karnataka is home to many other beautiful tourist holiday spots like Mysore and Coorg but Bangalore is probably the most popular of all destinations of Karnataka. The reason is that apart from being a tourist destination, this city is also home to many companies, especially it is one of the biggest IT hubs of India. Professionals from all over India as well as the world visit Bangalore every single month for the purpose of work. This bustling city is also one of the four biggest metropolitan of India.

beautiful city Bangalore

beautiful city Bangalore

Bangalore boasts of the two most important things of human life, work and pleasure. There are many companies, like it is mentioned above and hence young professionals from all over India and world come here for work. There is pleasure galore for the youngsters and tourists as well, in the form of nightclubs, bars and shopping malls. There are many tourist spots around Bangalore that you can visit as well. But while in the city you have to enjoy the city’s famous and happening nightlife more than anything else. If you are there on work, you should utilize the weekends to visit the other famous places of Karnataka.

To accommodate the numerous numbers of tourists as well as professionals coming to Bangalore every month throughout the year, it has a wide selection of hotels. To book a Bangalore hotel, you can take the help of the Internet and pre book online or you can also find a cheap hotel in Bangalore when you reach. The former option is a better idea since with the huge number of people visiting Bangalore everyday; it might be a problem finding a good and cheap place to stay once you reach the city. You can choose among the budget hotels and the luxurious resorts that are available at every point in this happening city of Karnataka.

the road network of Bangalore

the road network of Bangalore

To visit Bangalore you can take a flight or a train since Bangalore is well connected to the rest of the country through flights and trains. Within the city you can choose to travel by hiring a car or local transport like buses or auto or taxis. The transport system of the city is excellent too, like everything else about the city. You would surely fall in love with Bangalore once you visit it.

The many wonders of south India

If you are planning a holiday trip with your family, the best kind of vacation would be south India trip. South India tour consists of visiting the states of the south. The southern states include Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The union territories of Pondicherry and the Lakshadweep islands are also included. Each of these southern states has beautiful places to visit and hence it is almost impossible to visit all these places at once, not unless you have a month’s time for this particular tour. Hence it would be best to carefully plan a tour itinerary or opt for a tour with travel operators.

south India

south India

South India is a part of India that is rich in natural beauty as well as wonders that are man made. There are hill stations like Ooty, beaches in Chennai, Kerala backwaters, historical monuments like the Charminar in Hyderabad, Mysore Palace and the list is seemingly endless. Hence what you should do is plan your tour according to your interest as well as the time you have for the tour. That is if you choose to travel on your own. If you choose to travel with a renowned tour operator though, you would not have to anything since customized tour plans are offered by any good tour operators in India whereby you can choose which places you want to visit.

South India has some of the most famous India tourist places like mentioned above but apart from that the culture of south India is extremely rich as well. The language is completely different than that of northern India and the dressing as well as culture too. You would most feel the different culture of south India in Kerala and Karnataka. The cities of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore and Chennai in Tamil Nadu are metropolitans and hence have a mixed culture due to the presence of many people from all over India. But regardless of the places in south India you choose to visit you would surely feel welcome by the friendly people and have a memorable trip too.

the unique culture of south India

the unique culture of south India

You would not have any problems finding places to stay in south Indian states since it is a very famous tourist destination in India. Hence every state has excellent staying places, from luxurious star resorts to budget hotels. The transport system between the states and the cities within the states are extremely good too.

A journey to Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is also popularly known as Vizag. It is an industrial city located on the coast of Andhra Pradesh and overlooks the Bay of Bengal. It is well known for its steel plant and also for its huge naval base of the country. Since the last few decades or so, vizag is also being counted as a major tourist destination.  It is a city full of surprises and if you ever happen to visit it once, you would like to go back their yet again.

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There are several hotels at Visakhapatnam and thus accommodation is never much of a concern.  When you are at the city, some of the nearest attractions that you can visit include the Rushikonda beach and also the Ramakrishna Beach. The Ramakrishna Beach is yet a virgin and thus is less frequented by people. So if you are looking for some serenity in your trip, you can always drop in here for a stroll in front of the vast expanse of the sea. Near the beach there is also the Kursura Submarine museum where you can walk in for a look. It is one of its kinds in the Asian continent.

The Rushikonda Beach instead is a crowded one and yet one of the most visited places in Vizag. Apart from the beaches, you can also visit Kailasha giri which is a 45 minutes bus ride from Vizag city. It is a mountain top that offers excellent view of the city with mountains stretching in between. You can also have a panoramic view of the city of Vizag from the mountain top. There are also huge statues of Lord Shiva and Parvati perched on the rock amidst the garden.

Next you can visit the Araku Valley and the Borra caves which are famed tourist destinations. You can visit the tribal museum where you can check out the lifestyle of the tribal people with life size models. Borra Caves on the other hand are dark and huge but they were illuminated with the help of fluorescent lamps so that you can see the stalactites and the stalacmites formation within the cave. They are formed as a result of deposition of the calcium bicarbonate.

You can visit Vizag from Hyderabad too. There are many cheap hotels in Hyderabad and the place is also great with several visits worthy locations like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Salarjung Museum etc.

Things to do in Goa

Goa is a popular tourist destination for the domestic as well as the international tourists from across the world. Goa has one of the best coastlines in the world and is complete with serene and tranquil surroundings; sun kissed silvery sandy beaches, the ancient churches and the temples are all worth a visit at least once in a lifetime.

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Goa is one of the best tropical destinations of the world and to captivate the essence of goa, you must be prepared to explore the area after you have made proper research. Goa is a state in itself and the tourist destinations are divided into three segments, the north Goa, the south Goa and also the Old Goa. Goa can be rather mesmerizing with its white beaches and vibrant fields, the coconut grooves and the dense forests, the palm trees, and of course the turquoise waters.

Goa boasts of a mix of culture cuisine and also the excellent architecture with the grand mansions and also the baroque churches that dominate the landscapes. The climate of the state is excellent with moderate temperature all throughout the different seasons. Avoid the monsoons and instead if you can manage the tickets to the state and also the accommodation at the hotels in Goa during the carnivals during the winter seasons, you can certainly visit the state. During the carnivals, goa is one of the best places to be in.

Since Goa boasts of multi ethnic residents and tourists from all parts of the world makes visit to goa all throughout the year, it celebrates many different festivals in the state like Christmas, Ganesh Chathurthi, New Year’s Eve, and the Shigmo festival among others. They are not only great for attracting the hordes of tourists but also are the various form of celebrating the multi ethnic people and their bonds between each other.

If you want to stay in the best hotel in goa, there are several other activities that you can participate in like the several water sports activities, the spotting of the dolphins and the crocodiles, the bird watching, and the hiking and the trekking. You can also visit the various night clubs in the state as the partying and the nightlife of Goa is famous all around. You can also go around visiting the different forts, temples and the churches and other nature resorts. You can also indulge in various spa services and other ayurvedic spa services.

Kanyakumari standing guard at the tip of Indian Peninsula

There is no denying the fact that Kanyakumari is one of the most exotic tourist places in the entire country of India. It was earlier known as Cape Comorin and is located at the southern most part of the mainland of India.

Kanyakumari is also the point of confluence of the three water bodies surrounding India, namely the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. The city of Kanyakumari is located around 86 km in the south eastern regions of Thiruvanantapuram. It is also the home to another great and unique phenomenon, geographically speaking that allows you to view the sun rise and also the sun set from the same beach.

 

A sculpture in the city

A sculpture in the city

The name of the city has been derived from the Hindu Goddess of Kanyakumari who is also known as Kumari Amman. The temple at the tip of the mainland India is dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari. There are various legends and also myths associated with the city of Kanyakumari. For instance, one such legend says that a reincarnation of Goddess Parvati, by the name of Kanya Devi was supposed to get married to Lord Shiva. But Shiva being a forgetful lord, failed to show up during the wedding ceremony. As the uncooked feast of different food items and rice laid around, they turned into stones later. It is believed that the stones lying on the shore of the Kanyakumari are the actual rice grains meant for the feast at the wedding. Kanya Devi is thus worshipped as the virgin Goddess.

Kanyakumari has many churches and temples and it is worth a place to visit in South India. When you are here at Kanyakumari, you can also check out the various beaches and the statues. The evolution of the culture and the life style of the people in the city are largely inspired by the city location. It is a popular tourist destination and people from all over the world visits the city to explore the various cuisines, art forms and also the architecture.

It was also a major pearl fishing center during the first century and has been a maritime trade centre during the reigns of Chola, Nayaks, Cheras and the Pandyas. During the reigns of Venad Kings, Kanyakumari came to be known as South Travancore.

There are accommodations aplenty if you happen to visit Kanyakumari. The Indian hotels within the budget are clustered near the bus stand and the railway station and you would certainly find the one you can stay in.

Experience the charm of Munnar

Munnar is the new travel destination for many people in the recent times simply because of the pristine and exotic natural beauty that it has to offer. The charm of Munnar lies in its unexplored scenic beauty and also the amazingly wholesome climate. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala and at a height of 6000 feet above the sea level. It is known for its extensive plantation of cardamom and tea.
The term or the name of Munnar is derived from the words Moonu and Aaru, meaning three and river respectively. Of course the three rivers here are referred to the confluence of the rivers Kundaly, Madhurapuzha and Nallathanni. Munnar has a colonial past and was originally developed as a plantation town by the British resident John Daniel Munro.
Munnar is ideal place for visit if you are planning your honeymoon, or if you are an adventure freak, it is also a great choice if you are a nature and wildlife lover. With scenic valleys and virgin forests, sprawling acres of tea and cardamom plantation and the waterfalls, you would just love to be a part of Munnar during the holiday trip. Munnar is fast growing to become one of the most popular tourist places of India.

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Nature lovers also make a visit to Munnar because of the Neelakurinji which is a flower that blooms once in every 12 years. It is thus imperative to say that the “kurinji season” is a worth seeing sight in munnar when the valleys and the hills get covered with the blooms of Neelakurinji. Being an ideal place to chill and relax, munnar is your destination if you wish to unwind and soak in the natural views of the place.
If you are into adventure sports, you can also opt for the soft trekking and the mountain trekking. There are also many wild life sanctuaries in Munnar that are worth a visit like the Thattekad, Eravikulam and Chinnar wild life sanctuaries. You can also visit the tea museum to learn all about the processes involved with the lea leaves brewing.
Munnar is also famous for its spices and tea shopping. Apart from tea and cardamom, you can also shop for lemon grass, eucalyptus oil and the citridora and even the strawberries at relatively cheaper prices.
Thus if you are planning for a south India travel, make sure you have Munnar in your itinerary.