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Chopta: The ‘Mini Switzerland’ of Uttarakhand

A hidden jewel of the Garwhal Himalayas, Chopta is a beautiful hill-station in Uttarakhand lying amidst dense forests, offering panoramic views of snow-laden himalayan peaks. Chopta is also the base of the Chandrashila peak and Tungnath temple trek, the highest Shiva temple in the world and one of the Panchkedar. Image Source: Anuj Malik (Flickr) […]

Auli: The Ski Hub of Uttarakhand

Auli, a small hill station in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, is a ski lover’s paradise. Unlike other hill stations of the state, Auli is not spread across a very large area. In fact, the skiing area of Auli is only about 5-7 km. However, what makes this tiny hill station give the Giants a […]

Dhanaulti: The tranquil, icy heaven of Uttarakhand

Tucked in between the snow-clad Himalayan ranges, Dhanaulti is a small hill station near the popular hill town of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie. Its proximity to the National Capital and several other popular places in Uttarakhand have made Dhanaulti one of the favourite winter destinations in recent times. The small hill town is home to beautiful rhododendrons, […]

Lucknow – The City Of Nawabs

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, lies in the middle of the Heritage Arc. This bustling city, famed for its Nawabi era finesse and amazing food, is a unique mix of the ancient and the modern. It is home to extraordinary monuments depicting a fascinating blend of historical, colonial and oriental architecture. Image Source:  Radhey […]

Almora: The Quaint Hill Town of Uttarakhand

More often than not considered to be a transit point on the way to popular destinations such as Kausani, Jageshwar, and Binsar, Almora has a charm of its own that is inescapable. The second largest town of Uttarakhand, Almora is home of Kumaon’s most important temples and offers a breathtaking view of the great Himalayan […]

Lansdowne: The exquisite hill town of Uttarakhand

A well-kept cantonment area of Pauri Garhwal district, Lansdowne is a relatively virgin hill town of the otherwise thoroughly explored and crowded state of Uttarakhand. Lansdowne is located on the Kotdwar-Pauri road and its civic administration falls under the cantonment board, which explains the immaculate cleanliness and strict law abidance in the hill town. Image […]

Mussoorie: The Queen of Hill Stations of Uttarakhand

Snuggled amidst the mighty Himalayas, Mussoorie, a breathtakingly beautiful hill town in Uttarakhand, is unquestionably the queen of hill stations. Located in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan range, Mussoorie offers a picturesque view of the Doon valley and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Image Source: martinlascols (flickr)  About Mussoorie Often referred to as […]

Nainital: The Lake Town of Uttarakhand

Based in the Naini Hills of Kumaon region, the Himalayan resort town of Uttarakhand is both picturesque and contemporary, unlike other destinations in the state. Nainital is surrounded by tall pine trees and is divided into two parts by the famous Naini lake—Tallital, the part that lies South of the lake and Mallital, the Northern […]

Valley of Flowers: The alluring National Park of Uttarakhand

Pretty as a picture, Valley of Flowers is one of those destinations in India that give a stiff competition to many foreign places. Located in the West Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers National Park has a rich flora and is home to some rare animals. Decorated by hundreds of species of flowers, the high-altitude Himalayan […]

Pushkar: The Holy Town of Rajasthan

Set on the banks of a beautiful lake, Pushkar is a small town located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. A special place of worship for Hindu and Sikh devotees, the small town of Pushkar sees a variety of tourists. From Hindu pilgrims to foreigners who come in search of peace, Pushkar hosts a large […]

Jaipur: The Vibrant City of Rajasthan

Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, lies on the edge of the Thar desert and is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills. Unarguably one of the most beautiful ancient cities of India, Jaipur was built with such scrupulous planning that its architecture can give any modern-day engineering marvel a […]

Alwar: The Hidden Gem of Rajasthan

About 150 km south from Delhi is the city of Alwar, which without any doubt can be called the hidden gem of Rajasthan. Most travelers have known the city for being home to Bhangarh, one of the most haunted places in the country. But, what Alwar has to offer to its tourists is way more […]

Jaisalmer: The Golden City of Rajasthan

Named after its founder king Jaisal Singh, Jaisalmer is a small town located in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The town of Jaisalmer has been built to the East and the North of the famous Jaisalmer fort which crowns the city. Jaisalmer Fort, the Yellowstone marvel, sits on the top of a […]

Chittorgarh: The Land of Valor

On the banks of river Berach lies the Chittorgarh city of Rajasthan that has been an epitome of valor and courage since time immemorial. Home to the gigantic Chittorgarh Fort, the city has been named after its most striking structure. The city served as the capital for Sisodia clan of Rajputs for many years and […]

Bikaner: The Sandstone Jewel of Rajasthan

Bikaner, the fourth largest city of Rajasthan, is located in the northwest of the state. It is at the apex of the triangle which it forms with other two desert cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur. Founded and built by the Rathores, Bikaner has gained popularity over the years for three things– its quality of […]

Jodhpur: The Blue City of Rajasthan

Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, is an assemblage of fine architecture, bright colors and an interesting history. However, the most predominant thing about that city is the color blue which covers a major portion of the city. Hence, giving it its name ‘The Blue City’. Set in the landscape of the Thar desert, […]

Mount Abu: The Spectacular Hill Station of Rajasthan

The presence of a hill station in Rajasthan, desert state of India, leaves many travelers intrigued. After all, it means something really special to be a gorgeous hilly area set in a state known for its desert and hot climate. The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu sits on a plateau on the Aravalli […]

Chandrashila: The Breathtaking Himalayan Summit of Uttarakhand

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas gives every part of Uttarakhand the privilege of being home to spectacular views of the mighty mountains and its peaks. But, what sets Chandrashila apart from all the other places in the state is its unmatched and untouched beauty. Chandrashila, literally meaning ‘Moon Rock’, is a Himalayan mountain […]

Hemkund Sahib: The Highest Sikh Pilgrimage Site

The highest Gurudwara in the world, Hemkund Sahib is a popular Sikh pilgrim site located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 14,202 ft, Hemkund Sahib has a glacial lake and is surrounded by mountains on all sides, providing a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons About Hemkund […]

Kedarnath: The mystical town of Uttarakhand

Kedarnath, the third stop of the holy Char Dham Yatra, is one of the most important pilgrim destinations for Hindus all over the world. Located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is set in the lap of Garhwal Himalayan range near the beautiful Mandakini river. The mystical town of Kedarnath is visited by thousands of […]

Munnar: The Tea Factory of Kerala

The Southern counterpart of Kashmir Valley, Munnar is a hill town located in Kerala’s Western Ghats mountain range. Home to huge tea plantations and picturesque locations, Munnar has been a  considerably popular tourist destination among Indian tourists, especially honeymooners. In the picturesque surroundings of Munnar, the tourists can enjoy fishing, play Golf and even experience […]

Jim Corbett – The Wildlife Haven in Uttarakhand

Named after the man who founded it, the Jim Corbett National Park is nestled in the foothills of Himalayas and is an exquisite forested wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand. The sanctuary has a wide range of flora and fauna and it has immaculately preserved, which is why it is home to 50 species of mammals, 110 […]

Allahabad: The Land Of Sangam

Allahabad is one of the oldest cities in India. It is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’, ‘Prayagraj’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres of India. It is situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni or sangam and […]

Udaipur – The Lake City of Rajasthan

Cradled in the Aravali ranges, The City of Udaipur is a popular destination in Rajasthan known for its history, culture, scenic locations, beautiful roads and Rajput-era palaces. Adorned by a network of freshwater lakes and dotted with symbols of Rajasthani heritage, Udaipur is known as the “City Of Lakes” and the “Kashmir of Rajasthan.” The […]