Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
The 1947 partition of India and Pakistan led to the marking of a long white line that defines the Wagah Border between the two neighbours, separated by two heavy gates about 2 meters apart on either side. The closing ceremony at Wagah Border, also known as ‘lowering of the flags’ ceremony, is a daily martial custom that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers). This interesting ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah Border. As the sun starts to set, Wagah Border comes alive with an incredible zeal and an unmistakable nationalist energy on both sides. The show starts off with the playing of patriotic songs and remembering the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the country. The crowd cheers on by calling out ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Vande Mataram’. The high decibel flag-lowering performance at Wagah Border is a true spectacle and attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as foreigners. It definitely is a must see when in Amritsar! One can visit the Wagah Border throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the city of Amritsar is during the months of October to March, as the weather is cool and pleasant. But the ceremony takes a whole new level on 15th of August.
Sweet HomeStay in Old Manali
Old Manali is not only known for tattooing, Manali Cream and backpacker cafes but also for its sweet and affordable homestays. There are plenty of options available here but most popular of all is the Seraj Homestay. People from far off lodge here just to get the experience of a homestay. These pleasant homestays provide all kinds of basic necessities with utmost hospitality. People working here are more than friendly and you feel like family. There’s a stark contrast between the food in these homestays and the food you find in cafes These pleasant homestays provide all kinds of basic necessities with amazing hospitality. People you meet here are more than friendly you will feel like family with them. The food you got to taste here is completely contrasting from the one you will get in a cafe or a restaurant.
Boating at Shakkar Lake
The sweet hill station in Vidarbha is famous for its sight-seeing and picnic spots. An ideal weekend getaway, enjoying boating at Shakkar(or Sakkar) Lake is a great place to hangout with friends and family. A great sunny day will be a perfect time to do boating and enjoy the time with nature.
Kailasagiri is a slope beat stop in the city of Vishakhapatnam. The slope is at 360 feet and it neglects shorelines, woodlands and the city of Vishakhapatnam. It is one of the best traveler spots in the city for a 10,000 foot perspective of the cove. The Kailasagiri Park is notable for its all encompassing perspective, quiet environment and its grand magnificence, making it a wonderful vacation spot in Vishakhapatnam. The place offers a lot of recreation exercises which is additionally one reason for individuals going to the place. For little youngsters, roundabout prepare is there for no particular reason and satisfaction. In addition, among experience recreations, it gives guests better than average paragliding offices. The Kailasagiri Park is a recreation center arranged on top of a slope which confronts the east drift. Its a place that offers a blend of things including spots of religious significance, enterprise diversions like paragliding, delight for little children, wide perspective of the entire city and numerous different things for the guests.
Varkala beach is a beautiful beach along two cliffs, North and South. North cliff is more happening with cafes and hotels and market than south cliff which is more laidback. You can also enjoy paragliding at the North cliff.
Gau Mukh Kund
A deep tank filled by a spring coming from a ‘cow mouth’, situated at the edge of the cliff. It is considered to be sacred where you can feed the fishes.
Sarovaram Biopark is the only eco-friendly biopark in Kerala promoting the conservation of mangrove forests and wetlands. The biopark is located right at the heart of the city. The canal walkway, boating facilities, Otter Park, Butterfly Park, bird sanctuary, aquarium, floating rafts, board-walk, park/ musical fountain, open air theatre are popular attractions here. The park is situated adjacent to Canoly Canal. The project has been developed with an eco-friendly theme and is located in an ecosystem consisting of wetlands and mangrove forests containing bird habitats.
Neugal Khad provides a finest view of the Dhauladhar range. It is roaring in the rainy season and gurgling all the year round. Himachal Tourism cafe provides food and a fine view from its restaurant. It is a famous picnic spot and ideal for a day escape from busy life. A short distance from Neugal Khadd is Neugal Park, where there are couple of cafés and eateries. Visitors can request for a table outside and along with savouring the food or coffee can enjoy the panoramic view of the Dhauladhar Mountains.
Cubbon park is a major sightseeing attraction, with 300 acres of green foliage. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, it is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. It features a bandstand that hosts concerts. Being the second largest aquarium in India a Bangalore Aquarium is a must visit site in Bengaluru which is also situated in this park. Initially, the park was called “Meade’s Park” and later came to be known as the Cubbon Park. In the year 1927, the park was officially renamed as “Chamarajendra Park” to mark the Silver Jubilee of Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State and was initially established in the year 1870 by Sri John Meade. At present, the Cubbon Park is under the control of the Department of Horticulture. For the administration and maintenance of the park the Deputy Director of Horticulture (Cubbon Park) is responsible. The park was originally spread over 100 acres, which was later extended to 300 acres. Since the introduction of the park, it was made and improved in many ways.
Green Park is a cool place to relax or hangout for tourist as well as the locals alike. It is a recreational spot in Dimapur where you can hangout with your friends and family. As its name aptly implies, it is full of Greenery. This park is located within the state Horticulture Nursery. A restaurant, offer some delicious food to the visitors. The resting shades and boating facilities inside the park provides you every opportunity to relax and enjoy.
Krishna’s Butter Ball
Resting on a short sloping hill of Mahabalipuram is Krishna’s butter ball a gigantic boulder which has defied gravity for more than 1000 years. It is a curious tourist hotspot as the rock or ball sitting on an inclined slope does not move and the reason behind it has been a mystery for ages. Locally known as the ‘Vaanirai Kal’ or stone of the sky gods it is believed to have been put in place by the gods while science strikes back that it is a natural phenomenon. The massive boulder Depicts the mass of butter that lord Krishna would steal from his mother’s jar. Friction and centre of gravity of believed to be the reason why the spheroidal monolith has remained stationary. It is also a place for daredevils to venture and capture some mind blowing clicks.
Bharathi Park Pondicherry
Located in White town the park is surrounded by government buildings on both the sides. The well planned and well maintained lusciously green park is the relaxing area for friends and family. Amidst the gardens adorned with flower beds casting a spell with its pleasant odor you can seek your favorable corner as your picnic spot. The park timings are from 8:00 am in the morning to 8:00 pm in the evening the entry is free. There are several ponds, benches made of granite and a traffic park for public convenience. The park is located close to Pondicherry bus station and the Gandhi statue is also located closely so when you are tired watching the places you can take a break and at the same time increase your tourism experience. Aayi mandapam is the central monument of the park, it is a main water source for the town.
Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar
Indira Gandhi Park is a great place for picnic. Lust green of this park attracts locals and tourist for brisk morning & evening walk and recreational activity. Indira Gandhi Park has some exotic flowers and lots of open area. Inside the park there is science center where students can learn about basic of science. There is a statue of Indira Gandhi which adore this park. There is also a old air force jet inside the park.
Jawahar park is a simple and relaxing place where one could be at solace. What attracts the kids the most in this green and fresh breathed park are the small fountains, Rides they can enjoy, a small zoo, a baby train to explore the whole area of the garden. Moreover, you can spot Rabbits hopping around every now and then making cute gestures and being playful. You can take a relaxing walk along the trail or enjoy the scenery on the baby train. The lawns are lavishly planted with colorful flowers and well-grooved plants. The Zoo is the prime attraction of tourists with Deer, various species of Cats, Rabbits, Snakes and various Birds. The place is easily acceding by train and from there you may travel by taxi or you can travel all through by road.
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