Snowy Rohtang Pass!!

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Dream up majestic Himalayan Mountains, snowy roads, small dhabas selling hot beverages in the freezing cold, people playing with snowballs, and much more; at an altitude of above 3900 meters above sea-level. This breathtaking place is Rohtang Pass that it attracts around 3 lakh tourists every year. Every nature lover loves to journey over this fascinating route. The fabulous pass is situated at a distance of 51 km from Manali and is on the Manali-Leh highway.

The Beauty around Rohtang

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Rohtang Pass is covered with snow for nearly nine months in a year. The natural beauty is worth a visit with mountains, glaciers and deep ravines. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass, the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley.

Adventure Sports

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Skiing and Trekking are the most popular adventure sports available in Rohtang Pass. Since it is covered by snow for nearly nine months in a year, skiing can be pursued to the maximum extent. Trekking is another popular sport here and there are excellent scenic trekking trails such as Shimla – Rohtang Pass trail where rare flowers and shrubs can be seen, Manali-Rohtang Pass-Batal trail which is equally tempting.

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Desset essay!

     

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     Jaisalmer is worldly known as the ‘Yellow City’, due to yellow sandstone buildings. The city of Jaisalmer conveys immense pleasure, as you will find yellow sand dunes all through and enjoy the camel safari there. At Jaisalmer, Don’t miss out visiting Jaisalmer Fort, Gadsisar Lake, Ludrava, and Aakal. In the Thar desert, in the northwest India, in a place where the exotism and color of the Indian cities meet the calm and hilly shape of the desert sands, the camels are moving. They do so for centuries. Their bosses have carried the goods along the Silk Road, have fed teeming populations, have walked over sands that bind cities, leaving behind the marks of the deep steps into a world of mystery and fantasy.

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     The Indian epic texts gave the desert a name that linked it to religion and spices: Lavanasagara, the Salt Ocean, that was born on a distance from the River Sarasvati, one of the main rivers mentioned in the Rig Veda ancient Hindu texts. Jaisalmer appears in the middle of the desert as a shining city of light, crowned by the unusual shape of the castle. The streets are crowded every day by the local merchants, the gypsy girls dancing in an undulating movement to the sound of a music emanating from the unusual strings and percussion instruments. Somewhere among them, we can still hear the rawanhathha, a typical local guitar, with its unique sound that nowadays, only a few know how to play.

     That’s where we will be expecting you, to show you a little bit of the desert life, to let you know the feeling of falling asleep at night with your eyes on the stars. Along the pages of this website, you will find some practical advice you should follow to get a unique experience that will remain in your memories far beyond the time of a simple trip. You can also see the routes we have chosen for you and decide which one is best suited to your group or your fantasy, within the time you have available.

 

Grandeur Howrah bridge

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      Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu, is a massive steel structure extends across the Hooghly River and connects Howrah and Kolkata also it is one of the longest cantilever bridges in the world. Also, this is a spot for people who love a happening place, carries a daily traffic of over 100,000 vehicles and countless pedestrians. Take an excellent ride in the between Kolkata and Howrah, offered from Launch Ghat on this Majestic and grandeur bridge. The view of the city, especially in the night, is awesome. There is a total of 8 lanes of strand road, bicycles, and pedestrians. What makes this bridge unique is the fact that it was built without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets.

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      The Howrah Bridge has been shown in numerous movies since the 1950s like Do Bigha Zameen, China Town, Amar Prem, Parineeta, The Namesake, Love Aaj Kal, Barfi, Gunday and many others. You can walk across the bridge and admire the hulking construction or sail underneath on a boat ride on the Hooghly River.

      Whether you live in Kolkata or are just visiting, these astounding facts should give you a greater appreciation of this marvel of human engineering.

Auroville

Auroville is an experimental township in the erstwhile French colony of Pondicherry.It belongs to no one in particular but the people who manage its affairs are influenced by the words of Sri Aurobindo, poet, nationalist, philosopher and The Mother, who was his spiritual partner. Located at a distance of 8 kms from north-west Pondicherry is The Auroville city. The City of Dawn as it is called was conceived as a place for research into an ideal of human unity by Mirra Alfassa the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. Auroville came into existence on 28th February 1968. Soil from 124 countries was kept in a lotus-shaped urn and mixed to symbolize universal oneness during its inauguration. Auroville was built initially as a city where people could live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, politics, and nationalities.

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Roger Anger designed Auroville and at present, nearly 2000 people reside there with settlements named as Grace, Fraternity, Fertile, Certitude, and Transformation. Approximately two-thirds of the people living in the city are non-Indians.

The main attraction here is the “Matrimandir” –  With water pooling in from different sides, the sound of the water and cool breeze which always flows provides a perfect atmosphere for meditation. The mandir is an architectural masterpiece with a 30m high globe with a lotus-shaped foundation urn. The entry is free of costs, and you can only buy the tickets in person at the venue, not online. The walk from the entry gates to the center takes around 10-12 minutes.

The best way to experience Auroville ashram is to actually just sit in one of the cafes, and talk to some of the residents here about their experience of living in the city – you would be surprised to find out how much the people living here love the concept and the life.

GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES

      This garden is a treat to the eyes. The garden is spotted as one of the most romantic place in Delhi.The Garden is designed to stimulate one’s sensory responses to the environment. The color and fragrance, texture and form evoke the awareness of touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste. Most of the works of art are dynamic, making it more interactive to the visitors. About 25 different sculptures and murals have been set up in the Garden making it one of the largest collection of public art in the country. This Garden is located near the first city of Delhi i.e. Qila Rai Pithora and while following the approach road to the Garden from T point of MB Road one can see the massive walls of this fort.

      The Garden of Five senses depicts the architecture of the first city including the stones used in the construction of boundary walls and dome-shaped office complex. The walk begins with a description of trees which are planted in the outer area of the garden i.e. from the steps which you take, for moving in the garden complex. The details of the trees which fall in this area have been described below with their common name, botanical name and description for the benefit of the common man who can take a walk

      There is also a food and shopping court in the garden where you can enjoy a good meal while a light breeze awakens your senses.

Get to know about TODA-Tribe in Ooty

Everyone living a kind of contemporary life.No clue about tribes, their life story, culture, habitats, and customs. Here is the chronicle about tribes.

Life story of TODA

Why are they baptized as TODAS? TODAS live in small groups in the Nilgiri plateau. TODAS HOUSE-TODAS live in small tent or hut like houses referred as ‘mund’. They are built of bamboo fastened with rattan and thatched roof. Thicker bamboo canes are arched to give the hut its basic pent shape. Dried grass is mounded over a roof. Initially, they coexisted with other local community people like badgas,kota and kurumba. But later they isolated from them, because of ‘detestation of their appearance, customs, attire by other community people’. They make money from rearing Buffalo, trading with Nilgiri neighbor people.

TODAS wear a single piece of cloth like wrapping up around their body like ‘Shalya’ over a dhoti. TODAS are vegetarians as they eat dairy products like butter, cheese, milk etc, staple rice and curries. TODAS MARRIAGE-They practiced fraternal polyandry, which is now dwindling. If has a family has two brothers, toda woman who is getting married to that family would become a wife for two brothers of that family. One of the husbands who is arranged to perform the ceremony of giving bow and arrow to a child becomes the father when a child is born. When the next child is born, another husband performs the duties and thus becomes a father.

While visiting Ooty, done forget to visit and explore about these tribe people. Also, you can see there, an occupational and cultural transformation of todas where speaking broken English.

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Wanna chill out in summer solstice? Yes, Here is the right place for you

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We might have come across many hillocks and garths notwithstanding Udhagamandalam  pare down as Udhagai and Ooty has its own tranquil beauty.ooty is immensely beautiful hill station located in Nilgiri hills and it is located 80 km north of Coimbatore.ooty is kind of a place where anyone can plan to trip at the spur-of-the-moment since it let you have marvelous exploration from door to door.Well, journey point of udhagai indicates you with chill air caressing over you and spinning through hair-pin bend roads.This is quite a bit lengthy blog, take a while to explore about ooty.As a scribbler, rather am perplexed on set about of this blog.

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Ooty has a lot of magnificent places though, people always love to stop by the flower garden.Eye-catching vibrant colored roses.Every year government of ooty organizes a 3 days flower show, carnivals during amidst of May month.During this annual event showcases flower, spice, vegetable in various incredible manifestation.more than 15000 potted plants and various flowers like Asiatic and oriental lilies, tulip, French marigolds, chrysanthemums etc.Also imported carnations from various countries like Italy, tulip from Holland etc.This annual event is a feast for visitors eye though it exhibits a replica of hornbill, its commonly found in Nilgiris, a classical dancer who pays tribute to arts and culture, Mahabalipuram Shore Temple etc.replicas are carnated with thousands of colorful roses, fruits, vegetables.

Also, remember to drop by Honey & Bee Museum, thread garden, and Sim’s Park.Honey and Bee Museum in Ooty was started as a novel project by an NGO, Keystone Foundation. Museum provides knowledge about autochthonous honey bees, how honey is harvested.There are a various specimen, tools, as well as traditional and modern live demonstration units of bees in this museum. These specimen and tools are basically used for honey gathering and bee-keeping.

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Exclusive spot for bird watchers, trekkers, and camper.Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Mukurthi National Park, Deer Park, Bellikal, Masinagudi, pine forest, Doddabetta Peak, dolphins nose.If one has immaculate itinerary he could pay a visit to all the mentioned sites.The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also referred as tiger reserve located in the northwestern side of Blue Mountains. The sanctuary is divided into five ranges with boundaries expanded across Karnataka and Kerala states.– Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi, and Nellakota.this is a place for endangered and vulnerable species.Bellikal is small village situated on the plateau of mountains.you can sit and enjoy the scenic beauty, see sunset and sunrise at the Bison Valley.Bellikal is on ethe low budget places especially appropriate for weekend gateways.Next, comes pine forest is Kollywood filming spot.This area is a steep slope downhill forested with lots of pine trees.there is a beautiful lake with an amazing view at the extremity of swaying forest.The slope is slippery to climb up.

As I stated earlier, Wait for a while to sense more about ooty in my next blog.

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