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Nubra Valley

The Khardung La Pass at 18,380 feet, is the highest motorable road in the world, and a gateway to the Nubra Valley. The beauty of the Nubra valley is that it allows you to look over the Indus valley in the south and the mountain ridges of the Zanskar. You will get to see some rare and interesting plantations, quaint hamlets and high altitude desert landscapes. You will find the Siachen Glacier to the north of the valley and the Sasser Pass to the northwest of the valley.
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.
12 Reviews

Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute is nearby Dharamshala, founded in 1988, by Kelsang and Kim Yeshi. Its focus on Tibetan culture.
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

The Darjeeling Zoo is also known as the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to honor the ex- governor of West Bengal, Padmaja Naidu. This is a beautiful zoo where you can find some of the high altitutde animals as well as some endangered species of animals too. The zoo is in the Birch Hill area which is presently known as the Jawahar Parvat. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had dedicated the zoo in the honor of Padmaja Naidu who was also a poet and the daughter of the famous freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu. This is one of the best zoos in the world and is the first recipient of the International award of "The Earth Heroes 2014". This is an award given away by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The reason this zoo was chosen among more than 300 zoos all over the world is that it has successfully conserved and looked after Himalayan Animals and also those which are of the Alpine Region. You will find the endangered species such as Red Panda, Snow leopard and Tibetian Wolf here among many others. There are also a number of Siberian Togers and Yaks here. Very old herbs, shrubs, climbers, medicinal plants and orchids cover most of the zoo and you will also find trees such as birch and aldar here. There is a huge aviary too where very bautiful birds find home. The birds conserved here include Rose ringed Parakeets, Ring Necked Pheasants, Himalayan Mynahs, Blue- Gold Mackaws and others. There are steps on many sides inside the zoo and these are for the ones in search of extra adventures. Beyond these steps are the area which are home to H8imalayan bears, Sambhar deer, Blue Sheep. tahr, barking deer, goral and Musk Deer. They roam about openly ball around and thus a trained guide is a must when you opt for these places. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is also closeby.
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Place where you would see the whole history of conquering Mt. EVEREST
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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.
3 Reviews

Happy Valley Tea Estate

This is a tea estate in Darjeeling and rolling meadows of emerald green tea plantations. It is a bliss watching the women plucking carefully the tea leaves. There is also a factory where you can see the making of tea and fermentation processes. It is both an entertaining as well as educational trip
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Raj Ghat

This is one of the most important memorials on the banlks of the Yamuna River flowing in the capital city. not only is it a symbol of the capital city but a national heritage and a place of importance in the political history of India. The main attraction here is the black marble stone block which is placed just over the place where the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in the year 1948. This block is surrounded by a park which is lined with a number of memorable trees with labels such as the ones planted by Queen Elizabeth, ho Chi Minh of china and other such eminent personalities from the whole world. There are two museums dedicated to Gandhiji just nearby.
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Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute, DehradunReached Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport and after checking in to Hotel Lalit Palace in heart of the City decided to not waste time and start to explore the nearest destination.Checkouts & Significance:Have a Look at the whole heartedly spreaded FRI Building, with a distinct feature of Arched columns & a Museum created for Students by the own faculty & staff of FRI.The museum is divided into 5 parts which gives us the information regarding the working of FRI and the nature viz. Forests, Animals, Tress & its productsBeing a Construction professional,It was nice to see a typical building structure built during British Rule.I decided to walk through the Long walkways road with Tall Tress and spend time in the garden and reach the Main Gate of FRI.Locals come here to have leisure time in the vast garden.Tried to travel through the local Transport and explore the city before reaching the Hotel.The Local 6 seater Auto are called "VIKRAM" here.Dehradun being a small town , i observed the vikram was always fully loaded and i couldnot get the vikram easily !
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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

A lot of Tibetans have made Sikkim their home. I think I encountered more Tibetan refugees than locals here. And, therefore you can find traces of the Tibetan culture here. If say all of it is accumulated in one place, it is here the Institute of Tibetology. The main attraction is of course the museum, that explains the history and the practice of Tibetan Buddhism perfectly to someone who knows nothing about it.
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Nandankanan Zoological Park

The name of this park means the garden of the heavens. This has been declared as a sanctuary and is spread over the Chandaka Forest. The Kanjia Lake is also a part of this park. This park and sanctuary is mainly known for the variety of tigers here, especially the Royal Bengal Tiger and the white tigers. wildlife safaris are the main attractions here and guides and proper security facilities are also available to take care of all the tourists.
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Tropical Spice Plantation

On Friday, we went to Tropical Spice Plantation at Ponda. The cabbie charged us 3K, and we went about 20 minutes across Panjim. The plantation entrance itself is very grand with a wooden bridge amongst foliage that reminds you of soothing Eastern gardens. The 300 year old spice plantation has been changing hands and generations for 3 centuries now and is definitely a must visit. The ticket cost of 400 also includes a welcome drink, lunch, a tour and a sample of Feni. At the end of the tour, they poured a cup of water with aroma oils, down each visitor’s spine, which was very relaxing.On Saturday, we went to the beach and did para gliding. The locals charged us 600 per person and there were 5 of us. Each flight lasted about 8-10 minutes and it was a really nice experience. After that, we strolled about and went back to Prison in the evening.
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Raj Mandir Cinema

Raj Mandir is located on the MI Road and is the right place in Jaipur if you want to catch up with a latest Hindi movie. The entire place is pink in colour and looks quite magnificent when seen from outside and nothing like a typical movie hall. The auditorium is also huge in size and the best part is that an advance booking of the tickets can be made 7 days prior to the show. This gives you a good time to plan your itinerary when in Jaipur. The interiors are lavish and quite a spectacular watch as compared to the exteriors.
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SMAAASH

What goes best with beer? Sports! Smaaash is one of the biggest "sports bars" in Delhi/NCR, and it's smashing indeed with a wide variety of food drinks. From bowling alleys, virtual reality, trampoline park, to a lot of simulation games, it has something for everyone. What better way to welcome the new year than playing games with your family and friends.Entry: Rs. 1,000 onwards for oneWhere: Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, GurgaonPhone: +91 8588883165Book here.
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National Research Centre on Camel

Off the Jodhpur Bypass region is located the famous research center on camels. This is also Asia’s only camel research center in Rajasthan and the tour of this place puts light on a lot of unknown things. Especially for animals lovers this place is a must visit. Apart from getting to know about a lot of facts and information about camels we can also relish the lassi and ice creams made out of camel milk which is known to be a bit salty unlike other varieties of milk.
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Sahakari Spice Farm

Between 45 minutes or an hour out of Calangute, crossing the Mandovi River at Panaji (the capitol of Goa) we had a delightful visit at the Sahakari Spice Farm at Ponda. There was the aroma of vanilla orchid spice, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and many, many more spices coming from the trees and plants grown at the farm. The most exciting part of the day is yet to come as we made our way to a nearby lake to mingle with the kings of this jungle – Goan elephants! Marvel at the wonders of nature as you watch these elephants bathe in the peaceful lake. Feed them or, better yet, join them on a refreshing swim in the lake. This is one experience not to be missed!
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Tibetan Institute Of Performing Arts

Founded by Tenzing Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama after he came back from exile in Tibet in 1959, this is an ideal place to know more about Tibetian Culture. This was set up as the Dance, Drama and Music Society whose aim was to preserve and conserve the rich culture of the Tibetans. The Opera Shows in this place are a great attraction for all tourists apart from all other Tibetan exhibits showcased here.
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e-o-d Indirapuram

Did interact with the Owner out of curiosity & it was worth an interaction. Versatile personality, an engineering professional, a painter & restaurant owner. Having professionally worked on various engineering assignments in Italy, Japan, London & USA ( In case I am able to recall correctly), he has brought flavour of all these exotic destination to his park restaurant.
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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

The National Association of Street Vendors of India is set to bring their celebration of local Indian cuisine for the second time around. Last year, Delhites were seen binging to their heart's content, and with the winter cold combined with spicy street food, it is sure to attract foodies all over again.
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Mahalakshmi Race Course

This is an old racecourse in Central Mumbai just beside the Mahalaxmi Railway Station. This is the most beautiful racecourse of Maharashtra given the lush greenery and oval shape of it. The main activity that is carried on here is horse racing but the locales and visitors also have free access inside during mornings and evenings. This is also the reason for which this is an ideal place for walks and early morning workouts for people who like to exercise in the open early in the morning.
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Sair Sapata

The banks of Upper Lake are home to an entertainment complex called Sair Sapata. This place has a musical fountain, a toy train that one can ride on, a children’s play pen area that is huge and a suspension bridge that connects Prempura and Sewania. This suspension bridge is the star attraction here. If you wish to boat, Sair Sapata has this facility on offer as well. You will be happy to have come and spent a day filled with fun activity. There are a number of stalls tat rustle up delicious food here.
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Trips Stories

Gandikota (The Grand Canyon of India) - Belum Caves (The 2nd Largest Cave System in India) - Yaganti (The Place with a Growing Nandi)....

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They told us about their families, and work - driving taxis to Kalimpong every day for a living....

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The gothic churches of this Himalayan town are reminiscent of its days as the summer capital of British officers in India....

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I spent 9 weeks visiting family, friends, and traveling solo to parts of India that I had never been to....

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Location: In the state of Rajasthan, located, 260 km from Delhi and 240 kms from Agra, Sanganer Airport is 15km south of townAlso called: The Pink CityFamous for: Handicrafts - Glittering gemstone and silver jewellery, Lac work, Meenakari, Metal work, Marble work, Paintings, Leather work, Gemstones, Carpets, Wood work, Tie and Dye textiles, Artefacts, Antiques, Apparel, Jaipuri quilts (rajai) and Local sweets and delicacies.Best time to visit: October - December....

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What made it special was that I was going on this tour with my Family after 15 yrs....

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The Pratapgarh Farms is a great place to visit with children and family groups....

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As a solo female traveller, I felt like a ‘noob’ at the onset of my solo backpacking trip, half unnerved-half fearless and excitable....

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My sister was in India with her daughter for a month and we thought a quiet family vacation would be the best way to spend some quality time together....

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When we were planning our family summer vacation, we weren’t really sure what we wanted to do....

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Best hostel experience in India, and they are certainly at par with European hostels in terms of experience, security and liveliness....

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We were about 40 members from a family (Including uncle,cousins and their kids)....

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I would suggest each on of you, who is in India or visits India to go to Gandikota!...

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Here you can see St Francis Church, the oldest church in India....

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And our extended family is no exception as you can see – after all it is quite heavy!...

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I have been to Chandigarh "n" number of times and now used to the nature and surrounding....

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Greeting us were families and families of monkeys....

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India Border Check Post-- Kutch-- Gujrat and Pakistan border 3....

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But since this was a family holiday, it was nice to travel in style for a change....

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So it was 16th October 2014,the day my vacations after first semester were starting and I was preety much excited to go home.I went to Mumbai on 16th as my cousin lives there.My flight to Delhi was on 19th October.So I had full two days to enjoy in Mumbai.We went to Hard Rock Cafe,Andheri on 17th and had an awesome dinner on 18th night at a beautiful restro in Bandra which serves delicious sea food.The time I spent in Mumbai was just amazing.Then came the day when I had to board the plane to Delhi.Well I was just so excited.I reached the Chatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport on time.My departure time was 11.30 am.Well the flight was awesome.When I entered the plane the air-hostess greeted me as I was the president of some country.The air hostess were very preety and the IndiGo flight took of at sharp 11.30 to my destination.I reached Delhi at 1.15 pm.As I stepped out of the airport,I sensed a feeling of my hometown.Well it was North India,where I lived over the past 23 years.The air was cooler as what I experienced in Mumbai which had a temperature of 23 degrees.The temperature in Delhi was around 15 degrees....

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India has some of the most picturesque and pristine hill stations, which are not only perfect to settle down, but also make for a wonderful and memorable vacation....

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