if you are tired of traveling to the same hill stations, beaches and deserts, then it is wise to turn your head towards Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep is located just off the coast of Kerala. It is the widely scattered group of coral islands, in all there are 36 of them and collectively they are known as Lakshadweep. Earlier very few Indian travel portals, tour companies and even travel agents are reluctant to make a tour to this place but after Lakshadweep became a part of the Union of India it emerged as one of the country's newest tourist destinations.
You'll be surprised to know that tem of the islands are inhabited by simple, peace-loving folk whose language is close to that spoken in Kerala. Also herein the islanders have lifestyles and occupations that revolve around coconut cultivation, coir matting and fishing. And despite being modern and urban nothing is actually produced in the islands themselves. As everything comes from the 'mainland', as India is somewhat quaintly referred to there.
This is the best place for the person who loves adventure sports. That's why tourism's major focus is on water sports, as each of the islands are surrounded by a coral reef providing large areas of crystal clear water for everything from snorkeling to wind surfing. From 36 islands only five islands are open to tourists have simple accommodation in the shape of beach cottages. And furthermore, for touring Lakshadweep you need a permission that can be obtained from the Lakshadweep tourist office in Cochin. But if you are traveling with Travel With Us then you don't have to worry as they'll be doing all the necessary formalities on your behalf.
Despite being located on outskirts of India, this island city has got regular flights that operate from Cochin to one of the islands, as well as modestly priced ship cruises which stop at all the islands open to tourism. These cruises begin and end at Cochin.
Also you don't have to worry for the equipments used in water sports as they are readily available at the islands themselves. But they are not that much into shopping as their main focus is entertainment and leisure. In short it won't be wrong to say that Lakshadweep is the perfect holiday for those who want to get away from the artifices of the world and enjoy a few days in simple yet stunningly beautiful surroundings.
Karnataka is home to a fascinating legacy of richly carved temples, imposing mosques and trappings of a royal past. Being the tourist’s paradise, every tourist flock this beautiful city round the calendar and get the chance to enjoy its soothing and pleasant climate, mouthwatering cuisine, rich tradition and culture and old temples. Located in the south of India majority of the Indian travel companies and travel agents make sure that you pay your visit to this beautiful state. Bangalore being its capital city is known as a modern industrial city, a shopper’s paradise and a gracious legacy of the British. Herein you can find array of hotels and fine restaurants. Located close to the hilly city Mysore, Karnataka usually faces a pleasant weather and that’s the highlight of its.
Bangalore is famous as the city of gardens and also known as one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. Apart from that Bangalore is also renowned for its industrial plants as for its silk saris, and for the sprawling Cubbon Park which lies at the heart of the city and not to forget its prestigious race course. After having a visual treat the net visit is scheduled to Mysore. Mysore is the capital of the erstwhile princely state and has a profusion of palaces and museums. Closely located is the Srirangapatnam, which is linked to the memory of one of the old state’s best known rulers – Tipu Sultan.
Few kilometers away is Somnathpur, a place having some of the magnificently carved temples. In between also lies Belur and Halebid, a place known for the perfection of finish, wealth of detail and sheer artistry. In short they are unrivaled specimens of the art of temple sculpture. Also there is Shravanbelgola, famous as the pinnacle of the sculptor’s art. It figures 120 meters tall and well carved out single piece of granite in 183 AD. Also these cities are famous for the Chennakesava Temple built in the Hoysala style.It took 103 years to complete this temple and the temple commemorates the victory of Hoysala over the Cholas in the great battle of Talakad. The temple is intricately carved with sculptures, friezes & pillars. Now reaching to Mysore there is Sravanabelgola, a 1000 year old colossal statue- 57 feet tall of the hermit Gomateswara. Also its excursions include Hampi, the glorious capital of mighty Vijayanagar Empire from the year 1336 to 1565. This terrain is dominated by rocky hills and the mighty Tungabhadra River which flows through this rugged landscape. And if you feel that this is enough from Karnataka then you are wrong as Travel With Us has more for you.
Few miles away there is Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur National Park. Both the national parks are highlights of Karnataka. The important animals in the park are the tiger, elephant, gaur, leopard, chital, samber, etc. Birds like the pea fowl, partridge, quail, hornbill, Ibis, etc., are also found there. Apart from that their flora comprises of teak, rosewood, honne, mathi, bamboo, sandal trees. Thus, it won’t be wrong to say that if you visit India and miss this beautiful southern state of India, your trip is not complete.
Tired of hectic and backbreaking life, the only solution is the visit to Kerala. Located at the edge of a thread of unbroken beach line, Kerala is the state composed of intensely green paddy fields and a unique network of rivers and lagoons. Despite having such natural beauty, hills thickly wooded with teak and rubber and abundance greenery this state are relatively little visited. Apart from that Kerala's traditions of dance forms, which originated from temple worship, can be witnessed at regularly held performances. With Trivandrum being the capital city has an exceptionally fine museum set in an amusement park. Apart from that Kovalam has one of the most popular beaches in India.
The main highlight of Kerala is Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum, and Padmanabhapuram Palace are important monuments. Furthermore, Cochin has been Kerala's center of maritime trade for innumerable centuries. Just five hour drive from Cochin leads into thickly forested hills, past rubber and spice plantations, and into southern India's tea growing district headquartered at the charmingly old world Munnar.
If you want to enjoy amidst the world of palm fringed waterways then the best journey is from Kottayam to Alleppey. This short journey is covered by motor launch. During the journey you get the chance to witness elderly sailboats, long barges transporting tons of coconuts and tiny skiffs used to transport children to school are common sights on these backwaters. But if you want to spend some leisure time along the sea then the best place is Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala. This beautiful seaside city is built on seven hills and got its name from the word, Thiru Ananthapuram meaning the city of Ananth or the abode of the sacred serpent Anantha. According to the mythology this was the place on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines. After exploring this beautiful seaside city, the next halt is at Kovalam.
Kovalam is a small village, sheltered bay endowed with unusual beauty. Located on the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shore line, this natural bay is a safe sea-pool free from high waves and surge. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a paradise of nature. Because of its scenic settings it has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India and all the amenities are of international standard. This is the reason why majority of the Indian travel agents and Indian travel companies plan the trip to this marvelous city. After enjoying the scenic beauty of Kovalam, the next station is Alleppey situated in south of Cochin. Alleppey is the center for backwater cruises in Kerala and also has a large network of canals which passes through the town. Apart from that it is also the center of the famous coir products of Kerala.
Thus, just get up and make a trip to these beautiful and marvelous state and if you are going with Travel With Us then your trip will be more memorable.
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Which Indian state is a bastion of Hinduism, the answer is Tamil Nadu. Being the most famous state of India, this state has India's some of the popular and majestic temples. Herein temples with towering spires called gopurams are a common feature. And it won't be wrong to say that temples of Tamil Nadu are the fulcrum of society and even today art forms that have their origin in religious worship continue to colour daily life. Some of the popular and famous ones are splendid bronzes of deities, painting on glass and Bharatnatyam. Kanchipuram, also called Kanjeevaram, is famous throughout the country as the center where lustrous silk sarees are woven. Furthermore, there is Thanjavur; an important center for bronze figure casting also there is Mahabalipuram having a vast wealth of sculptures. In contrast to the temple heritage Pondicherry is known for long a French colony. Going further there are two hill stations Ootacamund and Kodaikanal. Both of the hill stations are also known as little patches of England, being much loved by the expatriate population of the Raj. Apart from that they also provide delightful relaxation during an extended tour of the south. Thus, just ask your Indian travel agent or Indian travel company to take you each and every single place as this place is worth a visit. Along with the temples and hill stations, Tamil Nadu's cuisine is also famous. But it is more or less vegetarian and has become enormously popular all over the country. Madras now popularly known as Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and is also the principal harbour and has one of the finest beaches in Asia. This city was founded in at Fort St. George in 1640 A.D. by Francis Day of the East India Company.
Along with the course there is Mamallapuram or popularly known as Mahabalipuram, is a major beach resort famous for its magnificent monuments hewn out of rock. But if you want to get close to the history then your prime destination should be Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallava and dynasty is one of the serene sacred cities of India. This city has some of the famous temples and you are bound to fall in love with them. A few miles away is Pondicherry. Pondicherry was a French colony up to 1954 and currently is a living monument of French Culture in India. Its Aurobindo Ashram and 'Auroville' the international township are famous all over the world.
But if you want to see more of temples then the prime destination is Madurai and Rameshwaram. Both these cities are famous for the temples and the most popular one is Meenakshi Temple. Moreover Rameshwaram has one of India's most venerated temples. One of the fine examples of South Indian architecture, the temple is renowned for its many pillared corridors, about 1220 meters in length. Thus, just get in touch with Travel With Us for the complete south India tour itinerary.
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