Enjoy the panoramic beauty of surreal nature with your partner at Varayadumotta

There are many places in the world that act as a perfect destination for newly married couples to enjoy their most romantic days. As everybody knows honeymoon plays a significant role in moulding a peaceful and happy married life so as the destination. Everybody says that their honeymoon did not reach up to their expectation or they were forced to limit their enjoyment. The reason is nothing but the place they selected. It is always said that the destination plays a vital role in creating the most waiting honeymoon into a remarkable one. If it is the price of the honeymoon packages that propels you to select the cheapest tourist place for honeymoon then you can consult the well-renowned honeymoon planner called Dream Holidays. It is one of the few travel operators in Kerala who draft the packages at reasonable rates. To know more about the services contact their customer support team without any hesitation.

When speaking about the marvellous tourist destination Kerala always gushes into the traveller’s minds. There are many places in the state that turns out to be a romantic carpet for newly married couples to celebrate their honeymoon. Among the famous tourist destinations, Varayadumotta is a captivating tourist destination not only for trek enthusiast but also love birds (newlywed couples). To know more about the interesting features about the Varayadumotta scroll down the following paragraphs.

Explore the splendid beauty of the tallest peak, Varayadumotta

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 Standing on the summit of the Varayadumotta, you can catch the amusing beauty of nature through your binocular and if you think it should be saved for your future then copy into the memory card of the high-resolution camera. Located at a distance of 30 km from the Nedumangadu taluk in the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Varayaumotta grabs travellers from various corners of the world. After Agasthyarkoodam and Meesapulimala it is the Varayadumotta that offers immense opportunities to practise trekking and other enthralling activities. The hill might be a tough experience for the beginners but it is a moderate level of trekking for the experienced ones. Positioned at an elevation of 1100 m, it offers mesmerizing views to its visitors. Hundreds of nature lovers avail of tour packages to enjoy its unique structure and scintillating shape. As it is nestled between three hills namely Ponmudi, Palode and Kallar valley you can soothe your minds with eye-soothing phases of classy green nature.

Varayadumotta – An excellent collection of fauna and flora

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Varayadumotta or famously known as Varayattumutti is known to shelter the rare and endangered species called Nilgiri Tahr or commonly called as mountain goats. As these goats are not seen commonly many of the travellers especially the just married couples avail of honeymoon packages from the prominent travel operators. To enjoy the ambiguity of the hill region couples will have to seek prior permission from the concerned forest authorities. Then after completing the formalities in the check post a team of the professional tourist guide will accompany yours to the top of the peak. There are mainly two paths to reach the summit of the peak. One is from Mankkayam point and another is through the Ponmudi path. Couples who are choosing Mankkayam route will have to spend 10 hours to cover the 11 km to reach the tip of the peak. On the way to the peak, you can come across the Brimore estate. Covering the last portions of the Varayadumotta is considered to be the toughest part of trekking. On reaching the top of the peak you can rest on the flat surface and could capture the incredible beauty of unseen nature. Over there you could see the awesome moment of the clouds engaging in the deep conversations. Some of the clouds are so overfilled that they are finding the right moment to burst so that the dry leaves could quench thirst and humans could beat the scorching heat. It is the perfect place for couples to bring their hearts to their mouth. As ascending to the hill is considered to be tedious and adventurous same as with descending part. The 80-degree slope from the top of the peak to the Kallar Valley is considered to be slippery and dangerous. It is highly recommended that couples or trekkers will have to crawl or slide slowly to minimize accident rates.

As aforementioned, there is another route to conquer the peak. It is none other than starting the adventurous trekking from the Ponmudi check post. From Ponmudi check post you will have to traverse through the bamboo jungles. Before reaching the destination you will have to cross nearly 5 to 6 peaks. Even though the path is different the duration of the adventurous trip is the same. During your ascending and descending you should be careful of the wild animals roaming in the forest. Try to maintain silence throughout the trekking so as you could hear the footsteps of the ferocious animals. Along with animal, you can also come across the beautiful birds such as Indian giant squirrel and Malabar giant squirrel and many more. Just like any other hill station even the Varayadumotta is devoid of good snacks corner, therefore, carry the needed food items and plenty of water cans for your good health. After exploring the marvellous beauty of the breathtaking hill region you can also explore the nearby attractions such as Ponmudi and Agasthyarkoodam. Climbing to the top of the two mentioned hill stations will surprise you with its picturesque images of the nearby surroundings. There would be no wrong if one says these regions gives the unpolluted air to inhale.

 There are many more noteworthy attractions are hidden in nook and corner of Kerala. To know more about it grab the honeymoon packages at affordable rates from Dream Holidays. They curate the packages by inculcating the airfares. To avoid the last moment rush you can also do advance booking. To know more about the packages grab contact the customer support team during the office hours.

Whichever the season be; Madayipara always shines with bright varied colours

There would be no one who does not like to inhale the aroma of the beautiful flowers. Watching the blooming of varied coloured flowers in the vast area of land will definitely soothe your tired souls and revitalize your mind. There was a time when the majority of the land in the nation was occupied with various types of trees and flowering plants. The aromatic smell and mind-blowing beauty of the flowers attract the birds from different locations and enhance their pollination in a good manner. Such scenic activities really added charm to the untouched beauty of nature. Words are insufficient to express the ambiguity of nature and also its stunning varied activities. Most of the people who feel to take a short break from their busy schedules must definitely choose the most astonishing and abundantly blessed Madayipara situated in Kannur district of Kerala. Hundreds of flower enthusiast and nature lovers with their family gush to the captivating tourist destination with their dear ones by availing of tour packages at cheap prices. It would be hard for any environmentalist to describe the scintillating beauty of Madayipara in mere words. Hence stroll down the following paragraphs and collect the valuable information from the following paragraphs.

Madayipara

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Whether it is small or large there would be no one who hasn’t seen garden at least once in their whole lifetime. But has anyone ever visited a floral area where its colour changes according to the season? If not, avail of tour packages from prominent travel operators and visit the stupendous Madayipara and enjoy its charming beauty. The most popular flat hillock, Madayipara situated in the lush green area of the northern district of Kerala, called Kannur, grabs travellers from different parts of the world. Like any other destination, it would be hard for any traveller operator to tell the exquisite time to visit the marvellous destination. During the summer the auspicious land will be decorated with bright golden grasses that reach up to the knee length. Followed to summer the monsoon will be dotted with lush green shades of awe-inspiring leaves. The outstanding region will be painted with crimson red during the chilly autumn and it will bloom with a compilation of sapphire, white and bright yellow flowers in spring. Famously known as the ‘land of flowers’ Madayipara is also renowned as a perfect foot hillock of the most popular Western Ghats. The captivating tourist destination is embodied with 300 species of flowering plants and 150 types of birds. Along with these natural wonders, you can also spot the insect-eating plants, semi-aquatic plants and aquatic plants. According to the geographical features the vast land could be categorised with wet phase and dry phase of grasslands. Besides the flowering plants, you can also fill your digital camera’s memory with alluring images of cashew plantations. Apart from the fabulous flowers and serene nature, Madyipara is also famous for some outstanding features.

 Some noteworthy attractions of Madayipara

Sprawled in an area of 700 acres Madayipara is also famous for historical events. To escape from the invasion of foreign rules a strong fort was built by the Vallabha King belonging to Kolothu dynasty. Without understanding its historical prominence the fort was destroyed. But its ruins will surely take you to the ancient pages of history. Apart from the ‘land of flowers’ the region is also known as Malik Ibn Dinar Mosque. The famous pilgrim centre was constructed by the popular Muslim preacher called Malik Ibn Dinar. Hundreds of devotees from various regions arrive at the third largest mosque of Kerala to offer their prayers and seek god’s blessings. The region is also well-renowned for sheltering the temple dedicated to goddess Kali called Madayikavu and Vadakunnu temple with presiding deity of Lord Shiva. The 10-day long temple festival of Madayikkavu temple steals thousands of hearts of travellers. While traversing the awe-inspiring lanes of the Madayipara you will come across of another historic instance called ‘Jew’s pond’. Even though it was constructed during 605 BCE and 490 CE the water from the hand-held shaped pond quenches the thirst of not only the local residents but also the countless tourists who flock to the region during scorching summer days. When you get deeply immersed in the interactive conversation with local communities they will rewind your minds to the olden days. During ancient times, Madayipara was an administrative centre for the Ezhimala kings. The flat hillock several times acted as a platform for many coronation ceremonies with watchtowers on 4 different locations. Climbing the zigzag stairs of the watchtower will offer you to the splendid panoramic view of the lush green surroundings.

 How to reach Madayipara?

To enjoy the emerald beauty of the countryside purchase the train tickets to the nearest railway station, Pazhyangadi railway station and hire private or public transport services to Madayipara. The nearest airport to the captivating tourist destination is Calicut International Airport and Kannur International airport. From the airport, you can hire private taxis at affordable rates. To enjoy the majestic beauty of Madayipara popularly called as ‘tulips of the garden’, do not forget to carry binoculars and high-resolution camera with you.

 To know more about the fascinating features of the luring destination, Madayipara avail of tour packages at reasonable rates from GoGeo Holidays in Kerala. They provide the services by including all modern amenities to you and your family. They will accommodate you in one of the classy hotels. As they give prime importance to the customer’s opinion, they are ready to customise the packages. To make your trip into a remarkable one they will add some sort of adventure events and also fun games. To clarify your queries regarding the tour services contact their customer support team working 24 X 7. Or you can also send messages either through WhatsApp or email. To avoid the last moment rush garb the packages as soon as possible either through online or offline mode. So, hurry up.

Tailor your lovely days at Ezhumanthuruthu with your Soulmate

Among the various stages of life marriage always carry a vital role in one’s life. Most of us say by securing good grades and earning white-collar jobs will make one’s life. But the real fact is despite possessing the aforementioned elements if you are not happy or unable to lead a peaceful life then these elements will be of no use. To enjoy the amenities and other kinds of enjoyments one should be able to lead a happy and joyful lie with their soul mate. That is why people always suggest thinking twice about their partner before getting hitched. To strengthen the newly formed bond couples always choose to spend some quality time in some isolated or faraway places from their hometown. This is to enjoy their special days without any kind of distractions. Among the several places, Kerala is always seen in the bucket list of not only the honeymoon couples but also among the travel enthusiast and adventure lovers. There was a time when people hesitate to avail of tour packages to Kerala. But with the advancements in the tourism sector, people from northern states such as a Delhi, Punjab and Gurgaon have started to purchase tickets to the southernmost state of India to explore its magnificent beauty and to revitalize in its calm ambience. Spending a night in an isolated area with your partner is something special that could not be described in mere words. Ezhumanthuruthu situated in the Kottayam district, the land of letters is one of the upcoming tourist destinations in the state. By narrowing down the following paragraphs one would come close to its fascinating features.

Ezhumanthuruthu

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Positioned in 8 km west of Kadathuruthy in the Kottayam district is one of the alluring tourist destinations for travellers from various parts of the world. The mind-blowing archipelago is the twin brother of the smallest island called Pulithuruthu. Even though it takes only 2 to 3 hours to explore the beauty of the 2 km long island with your better half while strolling through it you can gather cherishing memorable moments for your future life. When traversing the unvisited lanes of the archipelago you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the surreal nature. The direction of the rising sun carries the fabulous Ayyamkudy village and the western side is called the Mundar estate or Upper Kuttanad is famous for ‘monsoon tourism’ or ‘inland water tourism’. Couples who tour Kerala by availing of honeymoon packages make a random visit to the Mundar Estate. The awesome beauty and picture-perfect landscapes not only allures national tourists but also international tourists. When interacting with the local residents when exploring the region you will come to know the majority of them are engaged in farming and other agricultural works. Do not forget to click the amusing images of women in their traditional dress (blouse and long length cloth twisted around their waist by covering their chest with a white towel) immersed in traditional folk called ‘Koithupattu’ when harvesting paddy grains. Such scenes are exiting from the present world. So when you get an opportunity do not forget to witness it.

Hundreds of travellers visit the isle by purchasing the tickets at cheap airfares to attend the thrilling boat race conducted annually during the Onam – the cultural festival of Kerala. When talking with the elderly person of the island you will come to know about the mythological stories revolving around the island. Some say that when the famous leader Tipu Sultan invaded the northern parts of Kerala most of the Brahmins moved to the southern parts on their exile most of them settled down on the island. Once an elderly Brahmin who was crossing the river, suddenly a mango tree fell down and created an obstacle. After chanting ‘Ezhu mave’ which means stand mango tree for three times, the tree stood up. From then onwards the region got the name. Some others say that initially, the island had only seven mango trees so it got that name.

How to reach the stupendous Ezhumanthuruthu Island?

There are many ways to reach the iconic destination, Ezhumanthuruthu. You can avail of train tickets to the nearest railway station, Kadathuruthy. The Cochin international airport is the nearest airport to the scintillating isle.

 When to visit the mesmerising Ezhumanthuruthu Island?

 Even though the doors of the island is opened throughout the year visitors who want to enjoy the surreal beauty of untouched nature visit it during the months of July and August. If you feel tired of walking long kilometres you can take rest by purchasing houseboat packages and witness the dazzling beauty of the region. Enjoying the incredible views of sunsets and sunrise will make your journey into a remarkable one. To enchant the unseen beauty of nature buy the night packages and enjoy the classical performances by savouring scrumptious delicacies prepared in traditional style.

Most of the couples would prefer to celebrate their romantic days in the midst of the richly populated forest or in any of the breathtaking hill stations of Kerala such as Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad and so on. But only a few of them would have heard about spending some precious time in the natural archipelagos. Spending your valuable time in the aforementioned destinations will help you to concrete your relationship with nature by indulging in adventure activities you can discover the precious gem hidden in nature. To make the enthralling games more cherishing tries to select the events that suit both of your taste.

To make your trip more comfortable and hassle-free avail of tour packages from Dream Holidays. They draft the packages with exciting places and thrilling activities. To learn more about their services communicate with the customer representative at any time. They provide excellent accommodations to the customer with all kinds of modern amenities such as 24 X 7 internet facility and private cab and so on. If you are unaware of the colloquial language, they will appoint a professional guide who is capable to handle both English and native languages fluently.  To avoid the last moment rush garb the packages as soon as possible before it expires.

6 Bustling Streets of Ernakulam in Kerala You Should Not Skip Visiting If You Are a True Shopaholic

Ernakulam and its suburbs are no alien place for the tourists visiting the enchanting state of Kerala. Especially if you had added Kumarakom, Munnar, Thekkady, Kuttanad and Athirapally in your Kerala tour itinerary. Moreover, Ernakulam would be stopping before you set out to any of the above listed happening tourist destinations of the state. Nonetheless, there is yet another side of this bustling metropolis, which are its varied shopping destinations. The port city had already been known for its busy shopping sites ever since they were invaded by the colonisers to establish their trade here. If you too are interested in collecting any souvenirs or any unique products that would remind you about the place and the special memories gained in this vacation, you should not skip paying a visit to these streets. Given below are the famous streets of Kochi, where you could visit to satisfy your shopping hunger.

Broadway

BroadwayNo, we are not talking about the New York street with huge billboards showcasing all those globally acclaimed brands, but of the not so ‘broad’ shopping centre located on the heart of the city centre. From its southernmost point, you will be welcomed by the tempting aroma of all the species you could probably get from any Indian store selling the likes. You could purchase a wide range of products from handicrafts to eatables from this 2 km long road. Furthermore, it would be an unforgettable experience to stroll across the point starting from Marine drive to MG road at the onset of any festivities. Never miss the scene of countless twinkling stars hung prior from the last week of December and flowers in Onam.

Jew Town

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They are a popular and eye-catching neighbourhood of Kochi in Mattancherry adjacent to Fort Kochi to both domestic and foreigner tourists. Other than its worthy antique shops, the street is very much linked to the colonial history of Kerala. So when you are exploring the crucial parts of Jew Town with your tour packages, you will rush into any historical relics of crucial significance such as the Jewish Synagogue. Even though you would be indebted to pay comparatively a higher price for the products purchased from the place rather than its counterparts in the city, you will be discovering several hidden stories related with each of them. So even if you are roaming around the street along with your family, you are not going to bored of those irregularly arranged bronze vessels, sculptures, lamps, vintage clocks, royal furniture and whatnot.

 

MG Road

5712_20190619143314Every Indian city has got their MG road and so do the Ernakulam city. Much like them, the bustling street is situated in its heart, where can be reached very easily. This 4.5 km stretch of road had got the outlets of several world-famous brands with a wide range of products such as textiles, jewellery and many more. So even when you are vacationing in the outskirts of Kochi, you are not going to face any difficulties in purchasing any branded products from the commercial street as you do in any cosmopolitan. Above all, the striking point would be the lately constructed Metro line that covers a larger part of MG road.

Princess Street

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Also known under the name Loafer’s Corner, they are yet another street in the outskirts of the old city centre of Fort Kochi where foreigners never miss visiting. It is largely because of old-worldly charm imitating the architectural styles of its colonisers, predominantly of the Dutch. Numerous shops that you pass by amongst its cafes and clubs could be included as a must-visit place if you are fond of peeping back to our histories. In fact, they are very much particular in attracting the coming tourists as you could find each of the edifices decorated in neon and LED lights. A walk alongside them prior to the New Year’s Eve could provide you with a mesmerizing sight to your curious eyes.

Bazaar Road  

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On yet another side of Mattancherry lie the Bazaar road that offers you an unmissable opportunity to get you with the products at a reasonable price and good quality. The popular Bazaar road of Cochin spreads for around 2 km. From the wholesale shops operating in the street, the small shopkeepers from adjacent neighbourhoods visit and get their bundles and sell them at their place. Hence, you could think of the accessibility and diversity of the products sold here. At times, you could get more options while the flea market mode functions here. So what is stopping you to visit this extravagant Bazaar road of Mattancherry on your visit to Kochi? Get your wallets with enough cash and buy whatever you are in need of.

Ernakulam Market

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If prices are a concern for you, it is time for Ernakulam Market to be included in your bucket list places to be visited along with your family. From all their shops, you could purchase all sorts of products at a cheap price that are going to astonish you. Furthermore, the range of products from necessary groceries, meat, textiles and the likes are going to surprise you. Goods carriers with a wide range of products coming from different parts of South India do stop here and sells them. In fact, they are one of the busiest markets of the entire state of Kerala. Therefore, a visit to the place even if they are not included in your tour packages is a must-do thing for any traveller with a heavy shopping spree.

   

Henceforth, as mentioned earlier Ernakulam a.k.a Kochi is that large city with numerous shops and selling centres that are going to blow your minds out, especially if you possess that right amount of shopping spree. Anyhow, you will be rushing into these locations when you are planning to go for a vacation in the enchanting state of Kerala. So before your visit, you would e recommended getting in contact with Gogeo Holidays who would help you in booking your tour packages. Among which you could pick up your favourite deal based on your travel preferences. However, the most striking point is that they are made available to you at extremely lower prices.

Some Unknown Salient Features of Pathiramanal Island

Is there anyone who does not like to enjoy the elegance of the astounding flocks of birds flying in ‘v’-shape in the crystal clear sky? Capturing the amusing images of the lovely birds into your camera lens would be an awesome moment for you. Hundreds of travel enthusiast move to emerald surroundings to enjoy the ambiguity of the surreal nature. Kerala is the only state in India embodied with incredible wonders of the scintillating nature. People who visit the iconic state soothe their minds with alluring images of the picture-perfect landscapes. Has anyone ever thought of spending the marvellous holidays in the middle of tranquilising waters? If not, it is now, high time for you to think about it. Spending quality time in the midst of cold water will help you to tailor sweet moments to your treasure of memories. One such place is Pathiramanal, situated in the Alleppey district is one of the mind-blowing tourist destinations in Kerala. Alleppey district is known for its undistinguished beauty. The district is also known as ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. The serene nature and astounding backwaters of the district remind of the most famous Venice city. Hence the city is also nicknamed as ‘Venice of East’. The district is known as a haven for its mind-blowing tourist destinations. To know more about the fabulous features of the Pathiramanal just traverse the following paragraphs.

Pathiramanal Island

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Situated in the Muhamma panchayat in Alleppey district, Pathiramanal is meant as ‘midnight sand’ in colloquial language. The island is not only famous for its irreplaceable beauty but also known as the abode of migratory birds. Pathiramanal was formerly known as ‘Anantha Padmanabhan Thopu’ was purchased by the Cochin Trust by Chevalier ACM Anthraper in the late 70s. While traversing the 10-acre amusing island you will let you know about the intriguing story revolving around the island. Years ago a Brahmin boy jumped into the Vembanad Lake for daily ablutions, suddenly land sprung out from the water below and thus how the island was originated. The island is uninhabited by the human beings but governed by the auspicious species of the fauna and flora. A 30-minute voyage through Alappuzha- Thaneermukham route will take you to a world of a fairy tale, Pathiramanal. But if you want to witness the gorgeous beauty of backwaters avail of houseboat tour packages at reasonable prices from Kottayam and enjoy the mind-blowing beauty of lush green surroundings. It will take only one hour to explore one of the smallest islands of Kerala. When strolling through the lonely island you can hear the sweet tweets of rare and unseen birds when the cool breeze swaying the palm-fringed coconut trees. The floating weeds and hyacinths will retire your tiring souls and energize your body. Naturalist and bird lovers flock to the region to capture the alluring images of rare medicinal plants and birds. While exploring the magnificent beauty of the stupendous island, you can halt at the Sree Narayana Guru statute and enjoy its architectural beauty. The historic place is usually frequented with tourists from various corners of the nations.

Inhabitants of Pathiramanal

As mentioned earlier the region is encapsulated with endangered species of birds such as Egrets, Whistling Duck, Little Cormorant, Pintail Ducks, Little Cormorant, Common Teal, Indian Pond Heron, Little Cormorant and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Cotton Pygmy-Goose Stork-billed Kingfisher, Cormorant, Night Heron, Darter, Purple Heron, Whiskered Tern, Gulls, Terns, Cattle Egrets, Water cock and Indian Shag. If you are lucky you can catch the glimpses of Monarch flycatcher.  Along with you can also trace the 91 species of local birds frequently seen on the shores of the island. To study more about the fascinating features of the fauna the authorities have constructed the aquarium and zoo.

Houseboats Rides to Pathiramanal

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Pathiramanal Island is accessible only through water transport. Houseboats are the best vehicle to reach the destination. Sailing in the houseboats will help you to discover the gem hidden in nature. Depending on the availability of the amenities the houseboat is classified into various categories. While sailing to the captivating Pathiramanal you can also make a visit to the nearby attractions such as Kumarakom and Pallikunnu. If you are not familiar with the later name, just rewind your memories and go back to the famous Tamil movie, ‘Vinayyithandi Varuvaya’. The few parts of the movie were cast at Pullinkunu. St. Mary’s forane church is the perfect instance for the same. Along with there are many fanatic attractions located on the premises of the tourist destinations. So when you visit the place ask your travel operator to inculcate these places in your itinerary.

When to visit the mind-blowing Pathiramanal Island?

The most favourable time to visit the iconic destination is during the chilly winter season i.e. from October to March. But if you are ready to face the heavy downpours and you can avail of the tour packages at cheapest rates to Kerala from popular travel operators such as Pathiramanal.

How to reach Pathiramanal Island?

 There are many ways to reach a destination. Either you will have to purchase the train tickets to the Alleppey railway station or board flight to Cochin International airport and from there hire a private cab and move to the Pathiramanal. If you are fond of houseboat rides, you can choose to get down at Kottayam railway station and from there you can arrive at the destination by availing of houseboats. Sailing in the houseboat during the night will help you to enjoy the unseen beauty of nature.

From the above paragraphs, you will come to know about the unknown and intriguing features of Pathiramanal Island. If you are not a Keralite, an expert professional guide who can handle both English and native language easily will be appointed to you by the Dream Holidays. To study more about their facilities and services, the customer support team will be there for you. Without any hesitation, there are even ready to customise the packages. To grab the exciting prices purchase the packages as soon as possible from them. So don’t be late. Purchase it as soon as possible.

Things Nobody had told you about Kalpathy Ratholsavam of Palakkad in Kerala

Celebrating the grandeur of a festival is very much linked with the traditions of the enchanting state of Kerala. So is the Kalpathy Ratholsavam organised every year in the month of November in the beautiful small village of Kalpathy in Palakkad. Yet they are far more different from the traditional temple festivals with the procession of half a dozen well-adorned elephants. Even if you are not an admirer of the neighbouring state, Tamil Nadu’s typical temple festivals that are usually followed, you will inevitably feel astounded of its unique features. Given below are the things you never knew about Kalpathy Ratholsavam of Palakkad in Kerala.

The prominent temple associated with the Chariot festival was built around 7 centuries ago

Visalakshmi Sametha and Sri Vishwanatha Swamy Temples are believed to be built in 1425 AD that is being regarded as the major spot where the entire festival is conducted. You should not expect a huge architectural structure made of ancient stone with those intricate carvings in them, as they are way much smaller than its counterparts in the south of India. Yet, you could catch a glimpse of the major deity, Lord Shiva at its very interiors of the shrine. The idol placed here is assumed to be brought from Kaashi.

There is an old story that describes the naming of the village as Dakshin Kashi

The reason behind such a sobriquet for this temple is concerned with a story that date backs to several centuries back. An old Brahmin lady who had been on a pilgrimage to Kaashi had requested the then erstwhile ruler Itikombi Achan to build a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva after returning from Kaashi. Furthermore, she had also brought an idol along with her. She wanted this to happen so badly, as she had even gifted some gold to the ruler. Henceforth, due to all these reasons, the entire village was later addressed as Dakshin Kaashi or ‘Half of Kaashi.’

The chariots are pulled over by about thousands of devotees

As cited earlier, while you are witnessing the magnificent festivity you are certainly going to be awestruck by the sight of hundreds of people pulling the huge rathams, besides the thousand others. Moreover, the origin of such a custom dates back to several years ago and no one exactly knows since when the rituals are being followed so here in this part of Kerala. Anyhow, for these 10 days long festivities, you could look over by those streets when the devotees are seen chanting the Vedic prayers and moving together.

Centuries-old temples are situated on the banks of River Nila

With reference to the old story stated here, it was the wish of the Brahmin lady to build a temple on the banks of River Nila, otherwise known as Bharathapuzha. The significant temple to Lord Shiva and Parvathi are most adjacent to them and the particular spot had been deemed as a crucial point of this grand procession. So while you are visiting Kalpathy Ratholsavam in your tour packages never skip to reach up to them during the festival season along with your family.

On auspicious days, you could witness more number of chariots

Even though the major part of the festivities are centred around the Shiva temple, many more chariots dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramaniyam and others can be seen approaching towards and back the major temple. However, you could find the extra chariots decorated with huge tomb-like structures and garlands only on the final days of the ten-day-long festival. Mostly, there would be around 6 chariots that are brought from Viswanathaswamy Temple, Maha Ganapathy Temple of Chathapuram, Manthakkara Maha Ganapathy Temple and Lakshminarayana Perumal Temple of Old Kalpathy.

Each of the chariots is dedicated to different Hindu gods

The chariots or the rathams as they are called regionally are mad to make large processions alongside the ancient streets of Kalpathy. Furthermore, you would already know of the fact that there are about a million Hindu gods. So from the few of the other temples located nearby the major Shiva temple, that is dedicated to different gods will set up each of the chariots. Therefore, in the festival, along hundreds of devotees, these multiple rathoms will also be proceeding. In its appearance, each of them will be having a nuanced alteration.

Kalpathy is the only heritage village of Kerala

The basic setting of this old village had offered such a status to it, as each household are arranged in such a way one is connected to another. These homes in the region are known as ‘Agrahaarams,’ which do possess sloped roofs and their front areas will always be decorated with ‘Koolams.’ Moreover, the people who are dwelling in these unique settlements were emigrated from the neighbouring state and largely follow their native traditions.

Population residing in the hamlet are Tamil Brahmin settlers

These early settlers with Tamil origin had migrated to Kerala from their homeland and had started living in Kalpathy since 12 century. Such a step could be because the standard of living here in Kerala could have been cheap, rather than supporting the huge families in an expensive place. Also, in most common cases, the people residing in neighbouring households would most probably be an extended part of a single-family.

As mentioned earlier, festivals celebrated in the state of Kerala are just too many, while the most popular being the Onam. The very essence of these engaging festivities could be experienced only when you are witnessing them in real. So why are you waiting for?? Plan your very next vacation to this amazing land once contact the popular tour operator Gogeo Holidays. They have got some exciting tour packages for you to check out, as they are covering the most prominent travel destinations of the state including Munnar, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Varkala, Gavi, Kochi, Vagamon and Thekkady. You could avail their services at extremely lower prices.

Celebrate your Romantic Holidays at Palukachimala

There has not been a single day where the married couples do not discuss their most romantic holidays. Yes, a honeymoon is one of the most important parts of married life. Lovely trips soon after marriage help the bride and groom to get closer and understand each other. Honeymoon is also said to be a divine part of the successful marriage. To make your relationship stronger visit the scenic locations soon after the marriage. The calm ambience, serene nature, picture-perfect landscapes and many more will revitalize your soul and free you from all kinds of tensions. Visiting the unexplored destinations with your soul mate will add spice to your married life. Usually, newly married couples visit the mesmerising tourist destinations in the northern parts of India. Sudden climatic changes will hinder your joy and enthusiasm. Therefore select the places that carry infinite wonders of nature and provide a soothing climate. One such state where all kinds of people could adapt is the southernmost state of India called Kerala. The unexplored hill stations and lush green forests propel travellers to avail of tour packages. I would like to suggest the least visited tourist destination called Palukachimala in the northern district of Kerala, Kannur.

Palukachimala or Palukachi hills and the intriguing story

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More than the scenic beauty and the emerald surrounding the captivating hill are known for its mythological story. The most famous Palkachimala is also known as ‘Varanasi of the south’ or ‘Dakshina Kashi’. The hill is popular for the Kottiyoor Shiva temple festival. The festival annually takes places in the month of May and June. Hundreds of pilgrims irrespective of religions, from various corners of the world avail of tour packages to Kerala at cheap rates with an aim to be part of the 28-day festival. Situated near to Kelkam town in Kannur district the hill is known to carry an interesting mythological story. Centuries ago the Dakshyani after the Dakshina Yaga ended her life in the burning Yagna. According to Hindu belief when any living being dies he or she will have a rebirth. Based on this concept Dakshayni took her second birth as the dearest daughter of Himalaya, Paravati. Goddess Paravati is not only known for her charming glow but also for her intelligence and power. Years later she got married to Lord Shiva and just like humans even they celebrated their honeymoon in a serene place. It is believed that the couples celebrated their most lovely romantic vacation at the Palukachimala. (As they are almighty lords they need not have to worry about the airfares to commute to the lush green forests). The couples decided to begin their honeymoon by boiling the milk. The whole nature was so delighted that the three hill rocks adjacent to the Palukachimala turned to be a stove or known as ‘adduppu’ in colloquial language. The tall trees encircling the hill offered their thick branches and small twigs as firewood to the couple. They deeply immersed in the romance that they forgot about the milk. It started to spill and hence the hill got the amusing name.

 Trekking to the breathtaking Palukachimala

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 There are two ways to climb the lofty hills of Palukachimala either by crossing Kottiyoor and Neendunokki route or by traversing through the Adakkathodu and Ramachi road. To make your honeymoon special and memorable it would be better you chose the road from Ottapalvu.  To reach Ottaplavu road you will reach Chunkakunnu road by travelling 5 kilometres from Kelakam. Trekking to the captivating hill station is a kind of adventure activity. The best way to reach the top of the hill is either to hike or to avail of jeep safari. If you are buying the packages from Dream Holidays, they appoint an experienced professional driver who is able to ride the vehicle in unconditioned terrains. The path from the base station, Ottaplavu is encircled with rubber plantations. While ascending you can notice many houses abandoned. It indicates the hilly region was inhabited by several families. The absence of lush green grasses and thickly populated forest will tell you that you are approaching the top of the hill. All your tiredness will be wiped off by inhaling the aromatic smell that carries medicinal properties. As we reached the top of the hill we came across the idols of Hindu lords such as Ganapathi, Parvathi, and Shiva and so on. The hills were surrounded by the boulders on four sides. Take out your binoculars and enjoy the scintillating views of the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Brahmagiri Mountain, Bavali River, and Ikkare Kottiyoor temple. Seeking the divine blessing from the Kottiyoor temple will prosper your married life with joy and happiness. The suicide point at Palukachimala will remind you about the Kodaikanal. The stunning images of the rising and setting of the sun will make your evening awesome. The twinkling stars and sapphire moonlight will enable you to witness the alluring glow of untouched nature. The amusing beauty of the scintillating nature will propel you to forget that you come for a romantic trip. Words are insufficient to describe the glittering night mode of the scenic environment.

Nearby attractions

The other noteworthy attractions of the district are the Aralam wildlife sanctuary. Even though the sanctuary is known to be the smallest, it shelters many rare and endangered species of fauna and flora. Traversing through the eucalyptus plantation is the best way to explore the beguiling beauty of the unseen nature. If you are a trek love Katti Beta peak, the only peak of the sanctuary will help you to enjoy the panoramic view of the emerald surroundings. The watchtower and meandering waterfalls at Meenmutty will make your honeymoon fabulous.

 To know more about the unexplored regions of Kannur district avail of tour packages from Dream Holidays. They are the ones who curate the itineraries by inculcating fascinating tourist destinations and adventure activities. Apart from Kannur they also formulate packages to mind-blowing destinations such as Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad and son on. To know more about their services contact their customer support team at any time.

Some Unknown Facts About Underwater Sea Walking

There would be no one who hasn’t heard about scuba diving and snorkeling. Most of us might have seen them in Bollywood and Hollywood movies. But has anyone ever imagine of walking in the deep waters and enjoying the sapphire beauty of the marine world. It is always said that more than the explored there are many things yet to be explored in the aquatic world. The world encompasses different types of people such as some may be fond of adventure and some may not. Adventurous people may run behind the enthralling games such as parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and so on. But what about the other people don’t they have the right to discover the unseen marine world? Don’t be disappointed. The famous Indian archipelago Andaman and Nicobar Island provides an excellent facility for the marine lovers to walk in the waters and discover the glowing charm. Underwater sea walking is one of the upcoming marine activities widely popular in India and other western countries. It is considered one of the cheapest water spot when compared to other water sports in the world. Hundreds of adventure enthusiasts flock to the island by purchasing the tour packages to indulge in breathtaking activities.

Underwater sea walking

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Underwater sea walking is popularly known as helmet walking or helmet diving. It is mainly practised in the Elephant Beach of Havelock Island and also in North Bay. The participants will have to seek permission from the concerned authorities before practising the activity. You are permitted to walk only up to a depth of a maximum 7 meters. For uninterrupted breathing in deep waters, you will either have to wear an oxygen helmet or carry external breathing equipment.  Before practicing the activity you will have to attend a class of 10 minutes in which you will make familiar with certain sets of instruction by an experienced PADI certified diver. Followed to it you will be given the uniform and other devices. At a time nearly 7-8 participants will be taken by the diver to the deep for nearly 10-15 minutes to explore the audacious beauty of the aquatic world. Even though the main motive of walking under the water is to make a strong relationship with the marine resources, you are requested to maintain a distance of 1 meter from the glittering coral reefs seen in various patterns and colors. While walking in the water you will come across the various types of marine creatures and aquatic plants. When exploring the outstanding beauty of the blue world you will be able to recollect the amusing the shopping centres seen in different colors situated in metro cities like Pune, Chennai, and Mumbai. Traversing through the water you can explore the alluring charm and revitalize your stressed souls and tired minds. Every year many travel lovers visit the iconic place to weave sweet memories to their peaceful life by purchasing the tour packages to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Who all can practice underwater sea walking?

Some restrictions are imposed on practicing underwater sea walking in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Participants below 7 years and above 60 years are not encouraged to practise the activity. Children between 8 to 17 years are requested to obtain a no-objection letter from their parents and also approval from the PADI instructor before practicing the enthralling sports. Contestants who are pregnant or suffering from any kind of cardiovascular disease or having bronchitis are exempted from doing the same.

Where is underwater sea walking in Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

The North Bay Island and Havelock Island is known to shelter amusing collections of coral reefs and other marine wonders. Many travel enthusiasts visit these scintillating places to marvel their hearts with mesmerising images of aquatic creatures. While walking deep in the Elephant Sea, if lucky you could spot elephants and their young ones bathing and playing over there. To participate in the underwater sea walking you have to reach the spot as early as possible as they follow the first come first serve policy. Prior booking is also possible for that contact your travel operator if they hesitate to avail of the same purchase the tour packages from Andaman Tour Travel. With years of experience, they tailor the packages by incorporating mind-blowing aqua ventures and important sightseeing places.

 How to reach?

The two prominent ways to reach the astounding Andaman and Nicobar Island is wither by means of water and air. To make your journey more comfortable and to save your time to explore the amusing beauty of the island boarding a flight will be the most convenient option. Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam are the main three airports that provide direct flight to the island. If you want to enjoy the surreal beauty of nature and want to spend a few days in the arms of Mother Nature travelling in ships will be the best. As there are chances of seasickness it would be good if you opt the ship voyage on your return journey.

Along with underwater sea walking, you can also practise swimming, sunbathing, jet rides, parasailing and so on. To make your trip into a fabulous and remarkable one, accompany your dear friends with you to the island. Do not restrict your tour in practising the enthralling activities you can explore the virgin beauty of the emerald surrounding by trailing through the unfamiliar paths with your tour guide. To learn more about the colonial days visit the Viper Island and Cellular Jail situated in Port Blair Island. To understand the unique farming mechanisms visit the vegetation bowl of Andaman known as Neil Island. By Kayaking to the Baratang Island you can also take a glimpse to aboriginal tribes such as Jarwa from the restricted areas. There is no end for the noteworthy attractions to study more about it avail of the services from the Andaman Tour Travel. By talking with the customer support team you can clarify all your concerns regarding the packages. Don’t be late avail of packages as soon as possible.

7 Delightful Things You Could Look Out for at E3 Theme Park of Wayanad in Kerala

Wayanad is already blessed with nature, whether it is pristine rivers, verdant hills, dense forests and mesmerising waterfalls. To this fascinating list is added the recently launched environment-friendly park known as E3 Theme Park, which is Wayanad, near Neelome. Also, the engaging family tourist spot can be reached from a 20 km drive from Manathavadi. The delightful things that are offered to you in this eco-friendly park are very diverse and fascinating as they could engage you for an entire day. Even the very concept behind the three ‘E’s that this nature park portrays are Environment, Entertainment and Education. The very approach in which the entire park is set up is also commendable, as they are very much in sync with the dignified surroundings and is certainly built without harming the environment. Given below are the delightful things you could look out for at E3 Park Theme Park of Wayanad in Kerala.

Tribal Village

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This concept is nothing new to a tourist destination like that of Wayanad, which has got a sizeable number of tribal populations. However, at this portion of the park, you could get to watch a live performance of tribal dance and if you wish to try a step along with them, you may do so. The dancers will be seen performing in a primitive kind of hut built in the premises of the park. Adjacent to them has located an art gallery where you could watch the ancient household equipment made from bamboos and woods. Nearby them is yet another place known as Herbal Museum that should not be missed. Pot making in the traditional charkas is yet another interesting thing to do here.

 Action Zone

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While sightseeing in this park, you are getting that wonderful opportunity to burn out some calories that you could have gained by consuming those traditional Kerala meals. At this place, various indoor activities are being set up, such as net cricket, mini basketball and many more. Your entire family can have so much fun here, and it is not only the kids. Indulging in all such fascinating things at such a cheap price would truly be economical, even the engaging 12D shows. Henceforth, including E3 Theme Park in your tour packages would turn out to be one of the best decisions that you would ever take on this vacation.

Aviary

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It’s a happy time for all the bird lovers out there! Macaques, parakeets and Gala cockatoos will be spotted to be flying around freely in these large enclosed spaces. And you could have a walk alongside the wooden walkway built from one end to another. You may feed these spectacular birds and capture that in photos. Some of you might be wondering whether you are vacationing in either Thailand or Malaysia, where these sorts of aviaries are a popular crowd puller. However, this particular aviary in Wayanad could is only of its kinds in the entire state.

 Dino World

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While trekking through the Dino World, you would feel like this is straight out of a scene in the popular Jurassic Park movie serious. Moving statues in the shape of dinosaurs are installed most suitably in the wild spaces of the park. Only if you are looking at them closely, you will be able to figure it out that they are artificial creatures, as they even make spooky sounds when they are moving. Visitors could touch and take photos just beside these live looking statues that even close and open their eyes. Never skip getting into the Fossil Hunting museum of this Dino World.

Moss Garden

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The very first thing that could catch your attention would be adorable fountains set up in the garden. When you are continuing your nature walk, you would meet up to various unique breeds of plants and flowers grown here in the Park. If you are wishing to know more about them scientifically, you may enquire about them with the staffs working there, they would be very pleased to explain it to you. In addition to that, there is even a life-like statue of an elephant on the side of a lake, on the top of which are grown few shrubs. Furthermore, walking in the shelters of large trees could refresh you and could tempt to live your lives more efficiently, by being much closer to nature.

Boating

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Even though the water body present within the premises of the E3 Park is not that vast as its popular counterpart in Pookode, a peddle-boat riding across the large pond will really be worth it. Green spaces are the things that you are going to find all across you. In addition to that, some unique trees are grown on its banks, which can only be found in these regions of Wayanad. At the end of this artificial lake is built an artificial waterfall. If you have got tired by doing all these activities, you may energize yourselves by eating out some mouth-watery dishes at the restaurants functioning here.

Adventure Zone

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The things that you find here are indeed going to make your adrenaline rush. At this zone, you will be introduced to some thrilling activities such as Zip-lining, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Rock climbing, magnetic fall and Rappelling. Also, the zip-ling made available to the tourists visiting here are around 300m long, so you may catch a glimpse of the dense vegetation and greenery beneath you. Adventure enthusiasts are going to have a great time here by trying out all these by sparing such a lower price. Moreover, places like them are quite rare in Kerala. So you are not supposed to miss them even though you are visiting along with your family.

Location: Vellamunda, Vanjode Post, Neelome, Wayanad, Kerala – 670731.

Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Entry Tickets: Rs.550 for adults and Rs. 450 for children and senior citizens

 Engaging places like these that are set up with the concept of Responsible Tourism are quite many in touristy regions of Wayanad in Kerala. If you are travelling to them along with your family, you are going to witness and experience yet another side of nature that can be found nowhere else other than the enchanting state of Kerala. So while you are planning to travel to these splendid locations, never skip making a call to Gogeo Holidays. The popular tour operator had created diverse tour packages on which you could sojourn to various locations most meaningfully, yet enjoyably. They will let you know about the preferable tourist places, accommodations facilities and notably an appropriate travel deal based on your preferences. To book them you may ring up or chat with them online.

Some Stunning Coral Reefs Seen in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known to be a haven for unseen and rare marine species. The alluring beauty of the coral reefs and marine organisms make the islands of Andaman attractive and charming. To enjoy the spectacular beauty of the islands travel enthusiast from different corners of the world visits the iconic destination by purchasing the tourism packages at reasonable rates. The sapphire crystal waters, soothing climate, densely populated forest ranges and amazing species of fauna and flora make the island the fabulous destination to celebrate your most waiting holidays within your dear ones. While strolling the untarred roads of the islands make a visit to the most famous historic monument known as cellular jail. It is well-known for protecting innocent freedom fighters and treated them with vigorous punishments. Following it takes a glimpse of the Chatham sawmill to learn the various types of furniture and also visit the popular Sagarika emporium to purchase the seashell products at cheap prices. Kayaking through the mangrove forests will introduce the aboriginal tribes of the island. They are many more fascinating features of the island. Above all the underlying coral reefs plays a significant role in promoting tourism all over the world. Formed out of the calcium carbonate coral reefs are generally seen in groups in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Based on the patterns and lifestyle the dazzling coral reefs are classified into various groups.

 Classification of Coral Reefs

Fringing reefs

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Fringing reefs are the commonly seen coral reefs in the deep seas and oceans. They are generally called as shore reef. They basically form from the volcanic island. Even though they are seen in the low portions of the water in the initial period as they grew in size they move upwards and lie below the waterline. They grow better on coastlines. Reef slope and reef flat are the two main components of the fringing reefs and lack lagoon in them. The reef slopes are usually seen on the shores close to the ocean. Among the various types of fringing reefs, the Ningaloo reef is considered to be the largest reef in the world with 260 kilometres and mainly seen in Australia and Europe. To see the best form of fringing reefs move to the Red Sea.

Barrier reefs

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Barrier reefs are seen on the upper portions of the water. The reefs are separated by the lagoon from the mainland. The extensive barrier linear reef carries the lagoons of size 30 to 70 metres long. They are usually seen in broken or irregular shape on the upper level of the sea. When compared to the fringing reefs eth barrier reefs takes a longer time to grow and are seen very rarely in seas and oceans. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is known to be the largest reef in the world. They are generally seen in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In some regions, the barrier reefs hinder the navigators from the explorations.

Atolls reefs

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Atoll reefs are commonly seen in the middle portions of the water in the sea and oceans. Fringing reefs give birth to the Atoll reefs when they start to sink into the shallow waters or sometimes due to the sudden changes in the climate. The circular body structure of the Atoll reefs protects the lagoons of 80 to 150 m long inside them. They are generally seen in the submerged volcanic cones. The three forms of the atoll are generally known as a coral atoll, true atoll and an atoll island. Atolls without an island are called a true atoll. Atoll with an island is called Atoll Island and the coral islands are generally known as atolls through erosion or deposition of tides.

Patch reefs

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Patch reefs are the intermediate stage between fringing reefs and barrier reefs. They are the smallest among the various types of reefs and are seen in a circular shape around the emerald grasses in 3 to 6 metres of water. The variations in the patterns and colours of patch reefs are due to the geographical area. They are normally seen in the Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean Sea.

Bank reefs

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Famously known as deepwater reefs the bank reefs are seen on the upper level of water. They are commonly seen in spiral or circular in shape. The reef flat, spur and groove are the three main regions of the bank reefs. The Carysoft reefs are the perfect instance of the bank reefs.

 How to protect coral reefs?

Use water-friendly transportation to save the lives of the coral reefs. The smoke coming from the motor vehicles, cars, bikes and other vehicle disturbs the ecosystem of the coral reefs. Hence prefer the hydro vehicles or electric vehicles to maintain the ecological balance of the coral reefs. Try not to contaminate the pure water and do not throw plastic waste into it. Try to minimize the use of fertilizers in gardens and farms because the fertilizers are able to suck the essential nutrients from the planet. And finally, give awareness about the conservation of the coral reefs to the public by organising classes. To protect the endangered species of the coral reefs try to cultivate them in your aquarium.

To learn more about the scintillating coral reefs and its unique lifestyle avail of tour packages from Andaman Tour Travel. They formulate packages to the people of Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and so on. While exploring the amusing coral reefs do not forget to make a visit to the amazing tourist destinations in Andaman such as Havelock Island, Rangat Island, Barren Island, Neil Island, and also Port Blair. Each island is known to carry fascinating features and a wide range of enthralling water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, underwater sea walking, parasailing, jet riding and many more. If you have any concerns regarding the itineraries or packages communicate with the customer support team of the travel planner. They are always there to clarify your doubts. Try to grab the package as soon as possible before it expires. So don’t be late.