Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ranthambore Safari

Ranthambore Safari

Ranthambore Safari Timings, Cost, Online Booking

Ranthambore Safari Booking
MonthMorning SafariEvening Safari
1 Oct – 31 Oct7:00 am to 10:30 am2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
1 Nov to 31 Jan7:00 am to 10:30 am2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
1 Feb to 31 Mar6:30 am to 10:00 am2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
1 Apr to 15 May6:00 am to 9:30 am3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
15 May to 30 Jun6:00 am to 9:30 am3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Peak Season: Oct - Mar
Best Time to Visit: 1st October to 30th June. Most of the Zones remains closed on other days.

Safari Vehicles

  1. Canter - 20 seater
  2. Gypsy - 6 seater

Ranthambore Safari Tariff

Total 10 Zones are listed in this national park. Tourists mostly prefer Gypsys over Canter. Gypsy is 6 seater and is good for a family.
ZonesVehicles Allowed
Zone 1 – 6Gypsy and Canter
Zone 7 – 10Gypsy
 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Bandipur Tiger Reserve Timings, Ticket cost, Safari details

Best Time to Visit: Oct - Feb. After winter monsoons.
Bandipur is part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. This Nilgiri biosphere spread across Karnataka, TamilNadu and Kerala states. It has recorded highest tiger population in the world. It is estimated that 100 - 105 tigers estimated to live in this national park. Bandipur stretches over an area of 874 Sq. Km. It is estimated that 40,000 Spotted Deers live in this park. This national park is inhabited with Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Gaur, Mangoes, Jackals, Wild dogs, Sloth bear, Peacocks etc
It is estimated that 2 Lakh visitors visit Bandipur each year. This area used to be the private hunting area for Mysore Maharajas in 1930's. In 1941, this area was declared as Venugopala wildlife sanctuary. In 1973, this area was declared as the Tiger Reserve forest.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary Timings, Ticket Cost

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Best Time: Oct to Mar months.
During these months, birds from Siberia, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka reach this place for nesting and breeding. This sanctuary spreads over an area of 30 ha and is located in Kancheepuram district. This sanctuary is inhabited with Cormorants, Egrets, Grey Heron, Open-billed stork, Darter, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Night Herons, Grebes, Grey Pelican, Garganey Teals, Shovellers, Pintails, Stilts, Sandpipers, are Coots and Moorhen.
Viewpoint is available in the sanctuary for the bird watchers.
TicketTicket Cost
Child ( 3- 12 years)Rs.2
AdultRs.5
Video CameraRs.150
Still CameraRs.25

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary Timings, Entry fees
Best time to visit: Oct - Jan months. Good time for bird watchers.
This sanctuary open for visitors on all days.
This sanctuary spreads over an area of 17.26 Sq Km. In the year 1967, this area was declared as the wildlife sanctuary to protect Black Bucks. During winter, thousands of flamingos feed on this water. As this area is home to many migratory birds, this is declared as the Ramsar site. Birds begin to arrive in Oct month after the winter monsoon. Olive Ridley sea turtles lay eggs on the beaches here.
This sanctuary is inhabited with Bonnet macaque, Black Buck, Flamingoes, Teals, Sea Gulls, Terns, Plovers, Spotted Deer, Grey Heron, Ducks, White headed Eagles and Stilts. The migrating birds come from far-off lands like Siberia, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for nesting and breeding. Point Calimere has the largest population of Blackbuck in South India.
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kalakadu Tiger Reserve

Kalakadu Tiger Reserve

Kalakadu Tiger Reserve Timings, Route info
Best Time to Visit: Oct to Jan. This sanctuary remains open for visitors from Oct to Summer months.
Entry Timings: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Sanctuary stretches over an area of 251 Sq Km. This Sanctuary is inhabited with Lion tailed Macaque, Langur Monkey, Nilgiri tahr, Sambar, Sloth bear, Gaur, Elephant, Tiger, Flying Squirrel, Panther, wild dog, Pangoline, Wild boar, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambar and many other carnivorous, herbivorous and reptiles.Kalakad was declared as the wildlife sanctuary in 1976 to safe guard endangered lion-tailed macaque.
The Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve was established in the year 1988 after combining Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary which is 251 Sq.km and Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary which is 567 Sq.km.
49 fishes, 45 amphibians, 88 reptiles, 337 bird species, 79 mammals were recorded in this sanctuary.
Kalakadu Tiger Reserve

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve Safari Timings, Entry fees

Best Time to visit: Sep to May.

Entry fees

Entry forTicket cost
AdultRs.15
Child ( 5 -10 years)Rs.10
Video CameraRs.150
Still CameraRs.25
Jeep SafariRs.135

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve Safari Timings

Swaraj Mazda Safari Visiting Hours: 7:00 am - 9:00 am and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Park remains open on all days. Private Vehicles are not allowed inside the park. Only forest department vehicles are allowed inside. Jeep safari is not available. All private vehicles have to be parked at the entrance only. Safari Vehicles moves only on the main road.

This sanctuary stretches over an area of 321 Sq.km within which the national Park spreads over an area o 103 Sq. Km. This sanctuary is inhabited by Elephants, Indian Bison, Langur Monkeys, tigers and leopards, Sloth Bear, Python, barking deer, Four- Horned Antelope, Otter, Crocodiles, Giant flying squirrel, Sambar, Hyena, Wild Dog.
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Friday, July 28, 2017

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary Timings, Cost, Route info

Best Time to Visit: Apr - Sep months.
Visiting Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located at an altitude of 2400 mt above the sea level. This wildlife sanctuary stretches over an area of 108 Sq Km. Topslip is located at an altitude of 240 mt above the sea level and is located in the Annamalai hill ranges. Elephant ride is available for the tourists. Two wheelers are not allowed inside the Sanctuary for safety purpose. Four wheelers are allowed inside Sanctuary. Forest Vehicles are also available for the ride inside the Sanctuary. This area was declared as the national park in the year 1989.

Commonly seen animals

Indian Bison, Elephants, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Langur Monkeys, Sambar, Pangolin, Peacocks, Nilgiris Tahr, are commonly sighted in the sanctuary. Lion-tailed macaque, Bonnet macaque, Nilgiris langur, Malabar giant squirrel and Grizzled giant squirrel can be seen here as well.
Advisable to visit Sanctuary in the morning hours so that there is a possibility of animals deer, bisons, hornbills, elephants sightseeing. Tigers are spotted rarely in this sanctuary.

Trekking Inside Forest

Trekking is allowed only for 4 hours with a Tour guide. It cost Rs.70 per person for trekking.


Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Coringa wildlife sanctuary

Coringa wildlife sanctuary

Coringa wildlife sanctuary, Timings, Entry fees

Timings: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Best Time to Visit: Oct - May months.
Location: Kakinada - Yanam Highway. 20 Km from Kakinada.

Birds in the Sanctuary

Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Pied Kingfisher, Small Blue KingFisher, Black Capped KingFisher, Pond Heron, Reef Heron, Grey Heron, Night Heron, Little Stint, Sand Piper, Red Shrank, Red Wattle-Lapwing, Crow Pheasant, Flamingos, Sea Gulls, Purple Heron, Brahmini Kite, Open Bill Stork, Little Cormorant
Many other migrating birds from Europe and Australia reach this sanctuary for reproduction. It is estimated that 78,000 - 88,000 migrating birds build nests for reproduction. As per the recent census, 67 different water birds and 30 other birds are spotted here.
Water living animals Olive Ridley turtles lays eggs, Otter can be seen here. Monkeys, Mongoose, Jackals, wild cats, reptiles are commonly seen here.
Coringa wildlife sanctuary

Friday, July 21, 2017

Haridwar Temples List

Haridwar Temples List

Haridwar Temples List, Timings, Route Information

Haridwar is also called by Gangadwar. Temple will be crowded during Shravan Month. It is said that Kavidi an ardent of Lord Siva performed Abhishek for all Siva Lingas across the country with the Ganga and attained Salvation. Haridwar is the place where River Ganga leaves Himalayan Mountains and enter Plains.
Kumbha Mela will be celebrated once in 12 years. A holy dip in  Ganga during Kumbha Mela will relieve the devotee from rebirth cycle.

Har Ki Pauri

One can find the foot impressions of Lord  Vishnu on the rock here. It is called by Braham Kund as Brahma himself named this Kund. Ganga Aarti will be performed daily in the evening hours.

Mansa Devi Temple

This temple is located on top of Bilwa Parvat.  This is one the Sakthi Peeta where Heart of Sati had fallen here. This temple can be reached by Cable Car.

Haridwar Temples List

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi Temple

Vaishno Devi Temple History, Timings
The three Goddess Maha Lakshmi, Parvathi and Saraswathi collectively created a Sakthi and directed her to protect Dharma on this Earth. The Sakthi took birth as a girl child for Ratnakar and his wife, who were ardent devotees of the Goddesses and named the girl as Vaishnavi. As instructed by Rama, Vaishnavi built an Ashram and started meditating until she joins with Lord Vishnu in Kaliyug. MahaYogi Guru Goraksh Nath who came to know about Goddess Vaishnavi existence on the Earth visited the Ashram with his disciples and Bhairon Nath seeking blessings.
Bhairon Nath attracted to the beauty of Vaishnavi, who is carrying bow and arrows and surrounded by apes and lion. Bhairon Nath chased Vaishnavi to marry her. Vaishnavi escaped from him and reached Banganga, Charan Paduka, Adhkwari and finally reached the holy cave. Angered Goddess beheaded Bhairon, whose head fell distant apart. Bhairon realised the reason for his birth and pleaded for the guilty. Pleased Goddess blessed him with a boon that Yatra will be fulfilled after having Darshan of Bhairon. Goddess transformed herself as a rock with 3 hands.

Vaishno Devi Temple

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple History

As per the Legend,  At Pukar, the capital of the Chola empire, there are two merchants. Kannaki daughter of one of the Merchant got married to Kovalan son of another merchant. Kovalan attracted to a dancer by name Madhavi. Kovalan rejoined his wife after becoming penniless. Kannaki happily accepted her husband and offered him one of her golden anklets for sale. They moved to Madura, the Pandya to start a new life.
Kovalan entered Goldsmith Street attached to the Royal household. King ordered Staff to executed Kovalan on the false theft case. Kovalan was executed and his body laid in a Madura Street. Angered Kannaki reached the King's court and showed them the second anklet. She accused The King him of Killing her innocent husband.
She broke open her other anklet and lot of precious stones spilled out sparkling. Kannaki went out to the streets, tore off her left breast in fury and cursed the city of Madura which started burning immediately.
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple


Monday, July 3, 2017

Papikondalu Tour Packages

Papikondalu Tour Packages

Papikondalu Tour Packages Cost, Online booking

Day
Places that can be covered
Package Cost
Pickup details
1 Day
Papikondalu Tour
1.      Polavaram Project Site
2.      Gandipochamma Temple
3.      Papikondalu
4.      Perantapalli Temple

Rs.900 for Adult (10+ years)
Rs.650 for Child ( 5 – 10 years)
No fees for Under 5 years.

Include Breakfast, Vegetarian Lunch
Pickup from Rajahmundry
Pickup Time: 7:00 am
Destination: Pochavaram.

Pochavaram to Bhadrachalam by Road.

Departure Time: 7:30 am
Arrival Time: 7:00 pm
1 Day
Bhadrachalam Tour
1.      Gandipochamma Temple
2.      Papikondalu
3.      Perantapalli Ashramam
4.      Perantapalli Temple.
Rs.650 for Adult (10+ years)
Rs.450 for Child ( 5 – 10 years)
No fees for Under 5 years.

Include Breakfast, Vegetarian Lunch
Pickup from Rajahmundry
Pickup Time: 7:30 am
Destination: Rajahmundry

Departure Time: 7:30 am
Arrival Time: 8:30 pm
2 Days

Kolluru Bamboo Huts
1.      Posamma Gandi
2.      Papikondalu
3.      Perantapalli,
4.      Koruturu
5.      Kolluru Camp Site.
Rs.2200 for Adult (10+ years)
Rs.1600 ( 5 – 10 years)
No fees

Include Breakfast, Vegetarian Lunch, Evening Snacks with Tea and Non-Veg dinner. Night stay at Kolluru Bamboo huts with camp fire.
Pickup from Rajahmundry
Pickup Time: 7:30 am
Destination: Pattiseema revu / Polavaram revu / Purushothapatnam revu

From here, it is by Road to Rajahmundry

Departure Time: 7:30 am
Arrival Time: 8:00 pm

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Papikondalu Tour Packages

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kolleru Lake Eluru

Kolleru Lake Eluru

Kolleru Lake Eluru Andhrapradesh, Tourism

Best Time to Visit: Nov - Mar months
Birds reach Kolleru during Oct month and Leave nests in the Apr month. Around 200 bird species make Kolleru as their Home during this time. Majorly Birds from Australia, Siberia, Egypt and Philippines reaches Kolleru for reproduction.
Kolleru Lake Birds: Spot-billed pelicans, Grey Pelicans, Open Bill Storks, Painted Storks, Glossary Ibises, White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested Pochards, Black-winged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Winged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Pigeons, Gadwalls and Cormorants can be seen here.

Lake Spreads over an area of 673 Sq. kilometers. During the rainy season, the heavy flow from Budameru and Tammileru enters Kolleru Lake. This area was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in Nov 1999.
This is the second largest freshwater lakes in India. Lake is located between the deltas of River Godavari and Krishna.
Kolleru Lake Eluru

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jajpur Biraja temple Orissa

Jajpur Biraja temple Orissa

Jajpur Biraja temple Orissa History, Timings
As per the Legend, Sati daughter of Daksha Prajapati married Lord Siva against his wish. Daksha Prajapati thought of taking revenge for which he decided to perform Yajna. He had invited all Devas excluding Lord Siva. Sati who came to know about Yajna reached her paternal home to advise his father. Daksha insulted her daughter Sati before the guests. Angered Sati Self immolated her in Yogagni. Angered Lord Siva ordered Veerbhadra and Kali to destroy Yajna. Siva Ganas along with Veerbhadra and Kali destroyed the Yajna and Killed Daksha. Lord danced the dance of destruction after collecting Sati's corpse. To stop the universal destruction, Lord Vishnu sent his Chakra and destroyed Sati's body. The body parts spread across Indian Subcontinent. And these places are called Sakthi Peeta's. It is believed that Sati's Limb had fallen here.
Jajpur Biraja temple Orissa

Monday, June 26, 2017

Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple History
The temple was built during the reign of Raja Narasimhadeva in 13th Century AD. Temple architecture reflects Kalinga construction style.
As per the Legend, Sambudu Manasaputra of Lord Krishna got relieved from Leprosy on taking bath at Chandrabhaga. He also recovered the Sun God Idol from the Chandrabhaga Sarovar. Who installed the Idol of Konark and built the temple. Temple was built during 1257 - 1260 AD.
It is stated in Purushottama Mahatya that Lord Vishnu after killing the Demon Gayasura, left his Conch in Puri, Disc in Bhubaneswar, Mace in Jajpur and Lotus in Konark.

The main temple was built 229 ft above the ground. The Portuguese Navy staff using their authorities removed the Vimana Sikara as they believed that magnetic force from the Vimana Sikara was disrupting the Ships movement. As soon as the Vimana Sikara was removed the Gopuras, pillars balanced on the collapsed to the ground.
Konark Sun Temple

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar

Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar

Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar History

From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during the reign of Yayati Kesari in 7th century AD. This temple was later renovated by Kalinga Bhupati during 13th Century AD.
As per the Legend, Siva once said that Bhubaneshwar (Ekamra Tirtha) stands next to Varanasi. Goddess Parvati in the form of a cowherd started grazing the cattle near this Tirtha. Two demons Kriti and  Vasa wanted to marry Parvati. She asked them to carry on their shoulders. She then crushed them to the ground with her power. Lord Siva created Bindu Sagar Saras to fulfil the thirst of Goddess Parvati. He then self-manifested here as Lingaraja. Bindu Sagar Saras Pushkarini was built in the 9th Century. It is believed that taking a holy dip in this Pushkarini will get the similar benefits of Ganga in Varanasi. Water from this Pushkarini will be used for Abhishek.
This is Padal Peeda Kshetra, where offerings will be made for the ancestors. The temple Gopura is of 180 ft height.
Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar

Friday, June 16, 2017

Kashi Temple Varanasi

Kashi Temple Varanasi

Kashi Temple Varanasi Uttarpradesh History
This temple is one among the 12 Jyotirlingas across the Indian subcontinent and is 9th among them. As per the legend, the holy city was built at the merging point of Rivers Varuni and Asi with the River Ganga, hence the name Varanasi. It is believed that Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati stayed here for some time.
This temple is of 3000 years old. The present form of the temple was built by the ardent devotee Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in 1777. In the year 1839, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh donated gold to cover the two Gopuras of the temple. Ghats were built during the 18th century.
Ganga Aarti will be performed daily similar to Haridwar. It is said that Adi Sankaracharya, Tulasidas, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swamy Vivekananda, Guru Nanak visited this holy shrine.
Kashi Temple Varanasi

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baidyanath temple Jharkhand

Baidyanath temple Jharkhand

Baidyanath temple Jharkhand Deoghar
As per the Legend, Ravana thought of bringing Lor Siva to Lanka for permanent for which he performed strict penance. Impressed Lord Siva, handed Atma Linga as he himself can't come and stay at Lanka. Lord Siva instructed Ravana, not to keep Atma Linga on the Earth. Devas prayed Lord Vishnu to stop Ravana reaching Lanka with the Linga. As the Sun was setting, Ravana found a Brahman Cowherd (Lord Vishnu disguised himself) and hand over the Linga and asked him not to keep on the Earth. After three repeat calls, Vishnu kept the Linga on the Earth. Ravana tried hard to remove the Earth. All his efforts went vain and returned to Lanka with empty hands. This is one the 12 Jyotirlingas across India. It is believed that Lord Rama worshipped Lord Siva during Tretayuga.
Baidyanath temple Jharkhand

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Periyar wildlife sanctuary Thekkady

Periyar wildlife sanctuary Thekkady

This area was declared as the National Park in the year 1978. This park stretches over 777 Sq. Km. This Park is one of the major Tiger Reserves in India. It is estimated that there are 40 tigers currently living in this park.
Best Time to visit: Feb - May months. During Summer, wild animals gather near the lake in the morning and evening hours.
During Rainy Season and Winter Season animals are rarely
Elephants, Bisons, Deer, Sambar, Wild Boars, Wild Dogs are commonly noticed around the lake. Great Pied Hornbill, Osprey, Parakeets, Ospreys, Racket-tailed Drongos can be seen here.
This lake which got formed due to Dam construction serves wild animals. Boating is available in this Lake right from 7:30 am. It is 1 hour 30 mins trip across the lake.

Periyar wildlife sanctuary Thekkady

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple Mantralayam

Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple Mantralayam

It is believed that Guru Raghavendra did penance here for Panchamukhi Anjaneya for 12 years. Impressed Lord Anjaneya appeared before Raghavendra Swamy with Panchamukha namely Varaha, Garuda, Narasimha, Hayagreeva and Anjaneya. It is after Lord Anjaneya Darshan that Sri Raghavendra entered Jeeva Samadhi.
It is said that Kolhapur Mahalakshmi, Lord Venkateswara, Lord Vishnu in Kurmavathar offered darshan to Sri Guru Raghavendra.
As per the Legend, during Tretayuga, Anjaneya visited this place while rescuing Rama and Lakshmana from Mahiravana. It is believed that Anjaneya entered the cave near Erukalamba temple to reach Mahiravana. There is a foot impression of Lord Hanuman outside the temple.
Temple will be crowded on special days such as Hanuman Jayanthi, Tuesdays, Sundays, No moon day and Pournami day. The huge rock structures near to the temple were used by Lord Anjaneya as the Bed and Pillow during his stay.
Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple Mantralayam

Thursday, June 8, 2017

omkareshwar temple

Omkareshwar temple

Omkareshwar Temple History
Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas across India. Temple is located on the Banks of the River Narmada. It is believed that the devotee will be relieved from rebirth cycle on taking a holy dip in Koti Tirtha and having Lord Omkareshwar Darshan. The sanctity of this Kshetra was mentioned in Siva Purana and Skanda Purana. It is believed that Lord Siva blessed Goddess Narmada to stay at his feet always. It is said that Sage Narada praised the holiness of the hill Meru before the Devas. On hearing this the Hill Vindhyachal did penance of Lord Siva and requested the Lord to self-manifest here as Jyotirlinga.
From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple is of 2000 years old and was renovated by the ardent devotee King Mandhata. It is believed that Lord Siva blessed Raja Mandhata at this place.
Gomukh Ghat is located between Vishnu Puri and Brahma Puri and the rivulet joins River Narmada, it is called by Kapila Sangamam.

omkareshwar temple

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Munnar hill station

Munnar hill station

Munnar hill station Weather, Route map

Mattupetty

Mattupetty Dam is 13 km from Munnar and is at an altitude of 1700 m above the sea level. Mattupetty Dam is a storage concrete gravity Dam built in the mountains, to conserve water for hydroelectricity. Speed boating is available in Kundala lake at Mattupetty Dam. The reservoir is known to be one of the visiting grounds of elephants in the region.

Pothamedu

Pothamedu View Point is 6 km from Munnar town. Tea, coffee and cardamom plantations view is available from here. Pothamedu View Point provides a panoramic view of Munnar town, adjoining valleys and Muthirapuzha River.

Devikulam

The Devikulam Lake is located at an altitude of 1000 mt above the sea level and was called by Sita Devi Lake. This place is 13 km from Munnar town.  As per the Legend, Goddess Sita took bath in this lake during their stay.

Pallivasal

Sethuparvati Arch Dam created the Kundala Lake as part of the Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project in 1946.

Attukal

This place is 9 km from Munnar Town and falls on the way to Pallivasal. Water falls from mountain cliffs attracts the tourists. Best time to visit: Jun - Sep ie. right after the monsoon.

Nyayamakad Waterfalls

Nyayamakad Waterfalls is another interesting tourist spot which is 10 km from Munnar Town. It falls on the way to Rajamala Nyayamakad from Munnar town. Water flow the hill from a height of 1600 mt.


Munnar hill station

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kodaikanal Tourism Top Places

Kodaikanal Tourism

Kodaikanal Tourism, Tour packages and Top places

Kodaikanal Lake

This artificial lake was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Henry Levinge.
Timings: 9:00 am - 6: 00 pm.
Motor Boats, Rowboats and Pedal boats are available for boating. Horse riding is also available at the entrance.

Coakers Walk

It is a walking path on the edges of the valley. Admission Rs 2, Camera Rs. 5.
Entry fees: Admission Rs 2, Camera Rs. 5Time: 7 Am To
Opening Timings: 7 am - 7 pm)
Early hours is preferable as passing through mist will be memorable. There is an astrophysics Observatory with entry fees Rs. 3. A telescope is available for the spectacular valley view in the midway. Entry is allowed for either end ie. Near Greenlands Youth Hostel Or Villa Retreat, and it is 5 mins walk along the path.

Berijam Lake

Nature Lovers must not miss the lake visit during the trip. This lake is 23 km from Kodai Bus station. Boat riding is available in this Lake. Permission is required for the entry. This lake got created by a dam.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Ooty Hill station Tamilnadu

Ooty Hill station Tamilnadu

Mountain Train (Toy Train) from Coonoor to Ooty

Toy train departs from Mettupalayam at 7:10 am and reaches Ooty by 12:00 pm. From Coonoor, Trains are available at regular intervals 7:45 am, 10:40 am, 12:35 pm and 4:30 pm.
First Class Ticket cost Rs.325 and Second class it is Rs.30. It is 3 hours 35 mins ( approx) from Mettupalayam to Ooty) and vice versa.

Coonoor attractions

Places to visit in Coonoor are Sim's Park, Lamb's Rock, Dolphin's Nose, Wellington, Ketti Valley NearOoty, Law's Falls, Droog Fort, Kotagiri near Ooty and Catherine Falls (falls from 300 ft high). Coonoor is 18 km from Ooty and 71 km from Coimbatore.

Doddabetta Peak

The highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills which is at an altitude of 2660 m above the sea level. The major part of Ooty can be visible from this point. It has 36 hairpin bends while going up.

Ooty Hill station Tamilnadu

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Badrinath temple history

Badrinath temple history

As per the legend, While Lord Vishnu performing Seva to the Goddess Lakshmi, Sage Narada compared His doings with the humans. Disturbed Lord Vishnu sent his wife Lakshmi to Pathala Loka. Lord Vishnu came down to the Earth. Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati found the boy crying at their doorstep. Lord Siva and Parvati took the boy inside the home. While going out, Goddess Parvati asked the boy to stay inside the home. The boy then locked the doors from inside and made the stay as his abode. On seeing this, Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati moved to Kedarnath for the stay. Goddess Lakshmi took the form of a Badari tree to protect Lord Vishnu, who was in penance. Hence the name Badarinath, later called by Badrinath as time passes by.
The temple located at an altitude of 3133 mt above the sea level and was built in 8th century AD.
It is believed that Lord Krishna and Arjuna stayed here for some time during Vanavasa period. This is the place where the Hanuman tested Bhima's strength and crushed the ego. It is one of the temples of Chardham.
Badrinath temple history

Panch Prayag Trek

Panch Prayag Trek

Deo Prayag

Two holy rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi merges at Devprayag town. It is said that Holy River Ganga took birth at this place. This place falls on the way to Rishikesh to Badrinath. Lord Rama temple is located here. This place is 70 km from Rishikesh. This place located at an altitude of 2723 ft above the sea level.

Rudra Prayag

As per the Legend, Sage Narada did penance for Lord Siva who appeared before the Sage in Rudra form. Hence the name Rudra Prayag. The holy rivers Alankananda and Mandakini merges here. This place is 140 km from Rishikesh and 70 km from Devprayag. The pathways to Kedarnath and Badrinath splits here at Rudraprayag.

Karna Prayag

It is at the confluence of the River Pandari and River Alankananda. It is said that Karna was cremated here and performed his last rites was performed by Lord Krishna. From here, Alaknanda flows toRudra Prayag. This place is 31 km from Rudraprayag. Karna Prayag, derived from Karna who performed prayers for Sun god at this place.

Nanda Prayag

It is at the confluence of the holy rivers Alakananda and Mandakini. This place is 20 km from Karna Prayag.

Vishnu Prayag

As per the folklore, Sage Narada did penance here for Lord Vishnu. Vishnu temple is located right next to Vishnu Kund. The holy river Vishnu Ganga and Dhauliganga merge here. This place is located at an altitude of 1372 mt above the sea level.

Panch Prayag Trek

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kedarnath Temple History

Kedarnath Temple History

As per the Legend, Pandavas after victory in the battle over Kauravas thought of visiting Varanasi to get rid of the sin of killings their brothers. Lord Siva was not willing to offer Darshan to the Pandavas and took the form of a bull and moved to Guptakashi. On knowing this Pandavas reached Guptakashi seeking blessings from Lord Siva. Lord Siva who was not willing to offer Darshan, tried to enter underground. On seeing this Bhima, tried to hold bull's hump. Lord Siva went underground leaving hump in the hands of Pandava brother. The hump was installed and worshipped at Kedarnath.
Pandavas installed and offered prayers to the hump, which later turned into a rock form. Lord Siva was pleased and offered Darshan to the Pandavas and absolved the Sins. The other shrines near Kedarnath where Lord Siva is worshipped are Tungnath for arms, Rudranath for face, Kalpeshwar for hair, Madmaheshwar for Naval. All these five Shrines, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar and Madmaheshwar are called as Panch Kedar.
Kedarnath Temple History

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Puri Jagannath temple history

Puri Jagannath temple history

Puri Jagannath temple history, Timings and route info

As per the Legend, As per the Instructions from Lord Brahma, King Indradyumna sent 3 Brahmins in search of  Nila Madhava, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Two Brahmins returned the kingdom but last Brahmin, Vidyapati took shelter at Tribal Chieftain, Visvavasu's residency. He eventually married Chieftain's daughter Lalita. Vidyapati was suspicious about Visvavasu's movements. Lalita revealed that her father used to worship Nila Madhava. On Lalita's request, Visvavasu took him to Nila Madhava by tieing his eyes. Vidyapati played a trick by carrying mustard seeds to place it along the path. While Visvavasu went out to collect flowers for the Pooja. A divine voice instructed Vidyapati to let Indradyumna know about his Whereabouts.
King Indradyumna and Vidyapati did not find Nila Madhava who reached the place by tracking Mustard seed plants. A divine voice said that King collected the wood floating on the shores of Puri and thought of carving Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu disguised himself as an old carpenter and approached the King in carving the images of Lord Vishnu with the condition that one should not open doors for 21 days. After 15 days, as there are no traces of Sound inside the temple, Gundica, the queen requested the King to open the doors. When the king opened the door, the unfinished images of  Jagannatha, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarsana were found. No trace of carpenter inside.

Puri Jagannath temple history