The Most Interesting Tourist Attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands That Is Going to Blow Away Your Mind!

Andaman Tour PackagesWith each passing year, the popularity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands keeps increasing. The white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, the luscious greenery surrounding it and a range of colourful corals have succeeded in taking the concept of holidays a notch higher. The Islands have turned into a tourist sensation! This lone tourist destination has already turned into one of the most favourite destinations of couples and family alike. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of 572 small and large islands located in the sprawling Bay of Bengal, situated to the East of the mainland. From beaches to historic spots the island is home to all sorts of attractions. In this write-up, we will be listing out the most popular attractions that have contributed a lot to the tourism of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These places should never be missed. So,  make sure you have it included in your tour package. Choose travel planners like Andaman Tour Travel where customised tour packages are designed at the lowest prices available. Moreover, you may also find packages that have all these mentioned destinations included in it. Such is the demand for these attractions among tourists.

Chidiya Tapu

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True to its name, Chidiya Tapu is a safe haven for birds found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One can find a lot of unique migratory birds and local birds seen only in that particular region of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach is so popular that it comes in the list of the best beaches in Andaman. The beach is moderately crowded throughout the year but it gives a sense of serenity that is so soothing after a tiring travel. The beach is beautified by a stretch of evergreen forests on one side and a chain of hill ranges on the other. The Chidiya Tapu is not only famous for the huge variety of bird species but also for its very attractive sunrise and sunsets. You should never miss the sunsets of the Chidiya Tapu Beach for it is that amazing. A total of 46 endangered species of birds have been recorded. One can also find a variety of orchids and other seasonal plants in the area. Apart from bird watching, there are many other activities like snorkelling, swimming and boating which is conducted on the beach. The Chidiya Tapu Beach is just an hour away from Port Blair as it is located at a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Havelock Island

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Havelock Island can be easily named as one of the best attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Havelock Islands is the very hub of tourists, as it is blessed with beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. The turquoise water of the beaches in Havelock Island deserves a special mention as it is so beautiful and is enriched with a great variety of marine life. Since Havelock Islands have grown so popular amongst travellers, a lot of hotels, resorts, homestays and inns have been constructed in large numbers to accommodate any number of tourists visiting the area. The arrangements done for stay and other basic demands of the tourists is incredible. Hats off to the administrative team! Eco-tourism is promoted with much vigour in the Havelock Island. The Havelock Island is located at a distance of 42kms away from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is Port Blair. There are several boat services connecting Port Blair and Havelock Islands, which has made travelling much easier for the tourists. The landmark of the island is a tall lighthouse that was built in the year 2005.

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Radhanagar Beach

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Radhanagar is so popular all around the world that you could find it included in every tour package to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The spectacular beach is ranked 8th amongst the top ten beaches of the world. Most of the travellers choose Radhanagar Beach as their first choice of destinations in Andaman. Situated in Havelock Island, the beach is a vast expanse of white glittering sand, turquoise waters and luscious green vegetation. The beach is also called beach number 7 as it is located close to the ferry tier of the Havelock Island. This beach is perfect for a nice family vacation with kids. There are coast guards present in the beach 24/7 and you don’t have to worry a bit about safety issues. There are many activities conducted in Radhanagar Beach such as parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating, swimming etc. which is enjoyed a lot by the tourists. The scuba diving experience in Radhanagar is particularly interesting as the clear waters give a proper view of a wide variety of the amazing marine life and the coral reefs underneath. The beach attracts both adventure and Nature lovers equally.

Elephant Beach

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The Elephant Beach too is located on the famous Havelock Island. Probably now, you understand why the island is considered as one of the most popular islands and a tourist sensation. Elephant Beach, like the Radhanagar Beach, is a very popular and breathtakingly beautiful beach. If a quiet peaceful time is what you desire, then this beach is apt for you. The beach is never too crowded, which makes it a perfect romantic spot as well. The adventurous activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walking etc. are conducted on the beach which is much loved by the tourists. If Radhanagar Beach is to scuba diving, Elephant Beach is to sea walking. Sea Walking can be experienced in the best way possible while in the Elephant Beach. The huge shoreline of the beach is one of the major factors that have been attracting tourists to the place. Monsoon season also brings in a lot of travellers to the beach as a few lucky ones to get a chance to encounter Elephants strolling in the white sands of the beach. Probably, this is one of the reasons why the beach is named ‘Elephant Beach’. Do not forget to visit the Elephant Beach when in Andaman.

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Cellular Jail

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Cellular Jail is not just a tourist spot. It is much more than that. The jail represents the darkest times that the country has gone through and the sacrifices of our great freedom fighters. The Cellular Jail was often called as ‘Kaala Pani’ as many of the brave Indian soldiers were killed in large numbers by the Britishers at the time. The ‘Kaala Pani’ of those days was a worse Guantanamo Bay. This jail has witnessed the tyranny of the British rulers, the massacres and the undying efforts for freedom for the Motherland. Today, the Cellular Jail is considered as a tomb for hundreds of freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the sake of India’s freedom. The jail with its towering buildings and strong walls housed several numbers of cells. You should never miss visiting the Cellular Jail when you are in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is open to the public from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening. In between, there is an hour’s break from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The Cellular Jail is located in the Atlanta Point which is just 18 minutes away from Port Blair. The main attraction is the Light and Sound Show conducted to depict the history and stories behind the Cellular Jail.

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THE BEST LUXURY AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN THE PORT CITY OF KOCHI

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A holiday is where you relax and forget all about your otherwise stressful life. So, it is very much necessary to have a holiday without any hassles and proper comfortable accommodation also plays a major role in setting up a hassle-free vacation. Kerala, ‘God’s own country’ has been emerging as one of the best tourist destinations of the country. The list of tourist spots in Kerala never seems to end. The lush green hill ranges of Munnar, the pristine backwaters of Alleppey, the sprawling spice plantations and forests of Wayanad, the towering malls and historic buildings of Kochi have all conquered the minds of travellers. With the number of tourists increasing every year, the hotels and resorts in Kerala especially Kochi has also been showing a stupendous increase. Kochi is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the state. The port city is all about glitz, glamour, nature and history. An entire package that would interest any sort of traveler. Kochi is, therefore, a mandatory tourist spot that ought to be added in every travel itinerary.  Selecting the best from a significant number of hotels is not an easy task. While looking for a resort or hotel, you need to keep certain points in mind and make sure that all those conditions are fulfilled. You’ve got to see if the hotel is situated in a safe and convenient location, whether the staffs are friendly and willing to help, the availability of staffs at the hour of need, if it has all the desired facilities that will make your holiday tension-free and fun. We’ve handpicked a list of the best hotels in Cochin for you to choose from.

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Brunton Boatyard

Brunton Boatyard is one of those hotels in Kochi that defines class and magnificence. This 5-star luxury hotel is one of the most popular that are very much sought-after by the tourists. The hotel by itself displays architectural excellence. Brunton Boatyard houses around 22 well-furnished and spacious rooms that offer an amazing view of the sea. This is one of the most striking features of the hotel. The rooms give us a whiff of the colonial heritage that the hotel portrays. The terracotta flooring, the antique bed of four postures and the high arched ceiling make it much more evident. The ambiance of the hotel needs a special mention. Those who wish for a quiet peaceful time with their loved ones will definitely love it here. The rooms also provide you with all the desired facilities like internet connection, TV sets with cable connection, telephone, mini snack bars, comfortable sofa sets and cosy beds, spacious private bathrooms with Jacuzzi and continuous running water (both hot and cold). The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk that will attend to all your requirements and necessities. The restaurant of Brunton Boatyard serves a range of delicious dishes from both Indian and International cuisine. The restaurant is famous for the scrumptious range of authentic food that it serves.

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The Casino

The Casino stands out as one of the most beautiful 4-star hotels of Kochi due to its wonderful architecture. The Casino comes under the very famous CGH Group. The architecture of the hotel is a perfect combination of the modern and traditional style. If you are looking for elegance blended with comfort, then this is the right place for you! Though the hotel has a modern tinge to it, it also gives us the feel and experience of knowing Kerala’s culture and traditions. The Casino has different sorts of accommodations for the guests. The rooms offered are the executive suite, superior room, executive room and superior pool view room. The rooms offer all the desired facilities like mini bar, internet, television with cable connection, telephone, spacious bathrooms with free toiletries etc. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk that is always available. The hotel also runs an Ayurvedic Centre name Thulasi where the guests are entitled to authentic Ayurvedic treatments and massages by practitioners. If you are a gym enthusiast, then you can even work out at the hotel’s Gym. You can also buy souvenirs for your loved ones from the shop at the hotel which has all sorts of traditional things to be gifted as a souvenir.

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Broad Bean Hotel, Cochin

If you are looking for a classy hotel to stay at a budgeted cost, then the Broad Bean Hotel is the ideal place for you. The hotel is one of the most popular budget hotels in Cochin. Situated in a very convenient location as Vytilla, the hotel is quite easy to travel to and from the tourist destinations in Kochi as Vytilla is close to almost all the spots in Kochi. As for the accommodations, the hotel offers 5 sorts of rooms which are Executive Club Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Suite Room and Presidential Suite. The rooms are categorized based on the demands of the amenities required by the guests. The guests can choose their rooms accordingly. The rooms are also priced based on its category. The rooms offer all sorts of desired amenities and facilities like LED television with national, international and regional channels, free wifi, mini snack bars, comfortable sofa sets, cosy bed, dining space, bottled water, direct dial phone to the hotel reception and much more. The guests can also avail for rooms that have an exceptional view of the Cochin city life. The hotel also has an in-house laundry, health club, multi-cuisine restaurants, coffee shops, banquet hall and conference hall. The hotel is ideal for all sorts of travelers, from those who are looking for a luxurious stay to the ones looking for rooms at affordable prices.

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Hotel Aiswarya

Hotel Aiswarya is one of the best hotels in Kochi. The 3-star hotel in Kochi offers the best value for your money. The hotel has 54 spacious rooms with all the desired facilities. The rooms are available in 3 different categories like Executive Deluxe AC, Executive Deluxe Non AC and Suite. It is suitable for both budgeted and luxury stay as it has both air-conditioned and non-air conditioned rooms. The rooms are well furnished with all the desired facilities like telephone, refrigerator, luggage rack, television with cable/satellite channels. It also has very spacious private bathrooms with a shower, bathtubs, jacuzzis and free toiletries. The hotel has a wonderful multi-cuisine restaurant called Benaras, which serves the scrumptious meals from various cuisines like North Indian, Chinese and Keralite food. The restaurant is famous for serving authentic Keralite meals representing every part of Kerala not just Kochi alone. The hotel is also very much preferred for conducting seminars, conferences, meetings and presentations as it has a large conference hall with unique seating styles with a capacity to hold around 55 people and more. It also offers a reliable car parking facility, the provisions to rent cars and servicing rooms.

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The International Hotel

The International Hotel is situated in the midst of many reputed shopping centres and business places in Kochi. The location of this hotel makes it convenient for both the travelers who have come for business purposes and for those who’ve come to enjoy their time in Kochi. The International Hotel has an array of 40 rooms categorized into different sorts like the executive room, deluxe room, suites and standard room. There are both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned rooms. Most of the rooms have the desired facilities like a TV with cable connections, internet connection, telephone, mini snack bar, a spacious bathroom with free toiletries and continuous supply of both hot and cold water. Cod’Or is the multi-cuisine restaurant of this prestigious hotel which offers delicious dishes from Chinese, Continental and Indian Cuisines. The restaurant is run by some amazing chefs who have got years of experience in the field. If you are a person who is into the spa and massages, the hotel gives you such a facility too. The International Hotel also has a spa and massage center too, which makes it even more preferable. The themed resto-lounge of the hotel named Lave is the ideal place to relax and have a wonderful time with your friends. If you would like to hold functions, meetings or presentations, then you can conduct it in The Roof Top Enclave which has a seating capacity to hold around 400 people. There are two extra conference halls where you can conduct business meetings.

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Ayurvedic Treatment and its Effective Massaging Therapy of Abhyanga

The Ayurvedic style of treatment has become immensely popular throughout the entire world. Though it wasn’t very popular during the colonial era, Ayurveda took a surge in the 20th century and started to take the place of alternative medicines. Now, Ayurveda is one of the most trusted paths for treatment. Ayurveda is the science of medicine that was developed almost 5000 years ago in the Vedic times. The word ‘Ayurveda’ means Knowledge of Life where ‘Ayur’ means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge. This science of medicine has been included in the Atharva Veda which is the last one of the four Vedas. Ayurveda follows a holistic approach to treating the body. According to Ayurveda, a condition can be cured only if there is a proper balance of the spirit, body, and mind. Diets, massages, herbal medicines, and exercises are the main factors of the Ayurvedic treatments. The massage and medicines will prove to be effective only if a strict diet and regular exercise regime are followed. Kerala is considered to be the birthplace of Ayurveda. There are various Ayurvedic treatment Centers in Kerala like Aura Ayurveda & Spa that provide traditional Ayurvedic treatments given by experienced practitioners. Travellers from far and wide come in search of these authentic Ayurvedic treatments. In this article, we will be explaining about the Abhyanga massage in Ayurveda.

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ABHYANGA – The Unique Massaging Therapy in Ayurveda

Ayurveda’s massaging techniques have a great impact on our mind and the body’s immune system. The massage therapies of Ayurveda includes the application of some herbal oils along with a few sequences and ways of the therapists that is very much good for the individual. Ayurvedic massages help in relaxing the tissues by softening it. Ayurvedic Massage can be called Abhyanga where the word is constructed using two Sanskrit words; ‘Abhi’ which means towards and ‘anga’ meaning movement. Abhyanga is a sequential organised way of massaging that is done in the direction of the flow of the arterial blood. The practitioners practise it in the direction of the body hair so that blood flow towards those parts of the body away from the heart is also increased. If the massage is done opposite to the direction of the body hair, this might not be possible. Herbal Pastes, ghee, oil or herbal powder can be used to facilitate the massage. As per Ayurveda, ‘Abhyanga’ is part of the daily routine which is otherwise called as ‘dinacharya’. Such a treatment relieves you from stiffness, fatigue and extreme pain. Abhyanga is also a part of the famous Panchakarma treatment. The massage makes the body get set for the Panchakarma treatment. Abhyanga also helps in balancing the doshas, especially the ‘Vata’ dosha. But that is not all, Abhyanga can be used to pacify Kapha and Pitta as well by including means like herbal powders and ghee.

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The exact procedures of Abhyanga are not mentioned in the books of Ayurveda. Most of the procedures in Ayurveda are well-kept secrets that have been handed down from generations to generations. The texts merely mention words like ‘Samvahan’, ‘Peedan’ and ‘Mardan’ which means light rubbing, pressing and pressure massage. That is why the difference between the modern-day massages and the Ayurvedic massages cannot be pointed out exactly. No conclusions can be made when the difference between the normal massages and Ayurvedic massages are asked.

Ayurveda is one amongst those treatments that have no side effects. And when followed in a proper fashion as mentioned by the practitioners, there is no better medicine that can cure your body of ailments and diseases.

Havelock Island, the Lovely Planet with the Enticing Beauty of Nature

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Filled with a number of natural attractions and beach destinations, the Andaman Island dotted in the Bay of Bengal is one of the most fascinating travel destinations that entices and entertains the travellers visiting the land to a greater extent. It is mostly nature, the beach destinations and the peacefulness that the place holds within that attracts the travellers the most. Moreover, this island cluster also houses a number of travel operators like Andaman tour travel functioning at the place that offers the travellers with a number of best tour packages to the Andaman cluster of islands at very cheap and affordable rates. Apart from the nature and the beauty of the beaches the place also holds within a number of other attractions like the water adventures that the place offers the number of different historical spots in the place.

Within a number of island clusters of Andaman is the Havelock Island which is one of the most visited travel destinations in the place which is mostly referred to as the lonely planet by most of the travellers. Filled with a number of sublime silky beaches, some of the best diving spots and a number of twinkling teals shallow the Havelock Island holds in a good reputation of being a travellers paradise. Like all the other travel destinations in Andaman Havelock also holds within a number of fascinating attractions and spots where the travellers could have the best moment together with nature at the place. Listed below are some of the best details that one should know before travelling to the island destination.

  • Reason to visit the island

Havelock Island holds in one of the best beaches in Asia that offers the travellers with some of the best options for adventures that they would love the best in the land. The place is most known among the travellers for the unbeatable reefs and the swimming elephants. With a number of white sand beaches like that of the Kop Pham Ngan before backpackers, cafes and parties the beach destinations in Havelock island is one of the most happening among the beach spots in Andaman and Nicobar islands. For the travellers who are in search of peaceful vacation away from the internet and the modern world, the Havelock Island would be one of the best spots to kick off your trip from. Now important thing the travellers have to notice is the fact that the place holds in no nightlife like the other beach destinations in the islands in Andaman and Nicobar islands.

  • How to reach Havelock Island

The travellers planning to explore the Havelock Island can get their flight to Port Blair which is flying on a daily basis that is mostly departing from the mainlands like Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. The round trip fare would be the cheapest if booked in advance for travellers who wish to save in transportation. With no international airlines connecting the island, one travelling to the place will also get an opportunity to spend some time in the country which yet another attraction of the trip to the place. Once you reach the airport at Port Blair, you can only get to the Havelock Island by hiring a ferry or a boat which offer service a number of times a day taking a sale of about 2.5 hrs each time. Travellers can also make use of the government ferry which offers service to the travellers at cost-free and affordable rates. If the travellers opt to enjoy a luxurious boating trip to the Havelock Island from the Port Blair, the Catamaran Ferry would be one of the best options which would take about 90 minutes to reach the place form port Blair.

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  • When to visit

Like all the other travel destinations in the world, Andaman also has its own best travel season during which the travellers prefer to explore the place the most. Even after having their rainy season from the month of May to September, the island destinations in Andaman experience mild winters and hot summers which make the place a year-round destination for the travellers to explore. The months between Octobers to February would have a temperature between 30-35 degree Celsius making the time an idea period for the travellers to visit the island and enjoy the beauty of the beach and the adventure water sports offered at the place.

  • Place of stay

Place of accommodation at Havelock is mostly divided into the budget, mid-range and luxury categories allowing the travellers to have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from. For travellers who are planning to enjoy a budget stay at the Havelock Island, the Sunrise Beach Resort would be one of the best options. It is basically a bamboo hut with minimum facilities and the minimum tariff would be 500/INR per day. Travellers are also free to choose the mid-range hotels available at the place like the Wild Orchid that offers a classy accommodation at a tariff of 4000/INR per day. Now, most of the travellers touring to enjoy the best luxury of the land would mostly prefer to enjoy luxurious accommodations at the place. For such travellers looking for the luxury of the land, a stay at Silvers land would be the best-preferred offering accommodation from a tariff rate of 7500/INR the Silvers Land offers the travellers with the best-facilitated luxury accommodation.

  • Best attractions in Havelock Island

Like the other entire island destination in Andaman, beaches and the underwater adventures are all the main attractions in the Havelock Island that grabs the attention of the travellers to a greater extent.  The Havelock Island is mostly known among the travellers and the tourists for its unique and most fascinating underwater corals, beach destinations and the different adventures that are being offered at the place. The Havelock island houses within a number of beach destinations that entices and entertains the travellers with its adventures and the entertainments offered. Some of the best adventures that are being offered at the Havelock Island include the deep-sea diving, sea walking, banana boat riding, paragliding and more. One of the added advantages of the water adventures offered ay the land is that most of them require no previous swimming experiences. This is one main reason for the travellers to organise a number of unique and different adventure Holiday packages to the travel destinations in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

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Kochi, The Land Of Luxurious Accommodation For Tourists

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Filled with hill stations, plantations, fascinatingly soothing climate and attractions, Kerala is one of the best and most sought after travel destination in India. The place mostly welcomes a number of travelers with its natural beauty and unique variations of attractions and traditions that are being preserved for the last 500 years. Apart from the travel attractions, one thing that promotes tourism in the land is the modes of accommodation that is made available. Kerala is stated with a number of travel destination ranging from the majestic hill station to the village destination or the fascinatingly wonderful waterfall destinations to the unique and complex backwater destinations and thus houses a number of hotels and resorts with the best facilities and luxury that are located to different best attractions of the state like Broad Bean at Kochi and Munnar. Hotel accommodations at Kerala are the one thing that most tourists find attractive. Travel destinations like Kochi house a number of different modes of accommodation starting from luxury hotels to best-facilitated resorts, homestays, villas and more. Mostly referred to as the queen of Arabian sea and the heart of Kerala Kochi is one of the most explored and demanding travel destination in Kerala which entertains and fascinates the travelers visiting the state with a number of unique attractions. Even after being a populated city Kochi houses within a number of hideouts and nature destinations which is yet to be explored. Most of the travelers touring to explore Kochi lovers to enjoy the luxury of the city and thus chooses accommodation with luxury as in the luxury hotels of Cochin. Listed below are some of the best luxury hotels in the city that would offer the travelers with the best-facilitated accommodation.

Ramada Resort, Kumbalam

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Covering a massive sprawling area of 8 acres the Ramadan Luxury resort is one fascinating place of accommodation that is located amidst a completely fascinating ambiance with a picturesque surrounding. Travelers who wish to take accommodation at the place will have to a take a very short ride from Kochi to reach this hassle-free resort. Located within the city limits yet away from the busy pollution and noise of the place this resort is a real Aden for nature lovers. The place is listed as one of the best luxury hotels in Kochi that offers the travelers with best luxury accommodation and a magical rejuvenation. The Ramada hotel is one of the most popular choices for luxury travelers touring to explore the charm of the city.

What’s special: The Ramada hotel houses within a number of unique attractions that entices the travelers the most like the floating pool villas, river swimming pool, spa, pool bar and more. These are some of the best specialty of the resort.

Tariff:  INR 12,000 per night

 

Aquatic Resort, Puthankary

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Located near Kochi covering an area of 30 acres, these floated or floating hotels and resorts are one main luxury attraction in the city. Bounded with soothing lush green plantations of mangroves and coconuts the Aquatic resort is one best hideout in a city like Kochi. The place offers the travelers with a very unique experience of accommodation in the land which would be both exciting and entertaining. The place with its marvel of expression, technical superiority, artistry, and creativity would ensure that the travelers enjoy the best time in the resort.

What’s special: Floating Infinity Pool and submerged rooms are one of the main specialties and the best attraction of the resort.

Tariff: INR 8,500 onwards, per night

The Poovath Heritage, Fort Kochi

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Located very close to the Fort Kochi beach, the private heritage is a Dutch palace that is being restored from the golden era. This fascinating resort, being located to the cultural destinations in the state has a lot to narrate to the history lovers visiting the place. The place offers the travelers with one of the best informal settings at the veranda of the resort which would be a new and refreshing experience for the travelers visiting the place. As the location of the Poovath hotel is close to a number of the best historic destination of Kochi, a stay at the hotel would take you a bit closer to the history of the place.

What’s special: Fishing tour, Broadway walk, sunset cruise at the backwaters of Kochi, riding on rental bikes, cycling and the Elephant Kraal visit would offer the travelers with the best experience in Kochi.

Tariff: INR 8,200 onwards, per night

SAJ Earth Resort, Nedumbassery

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Located very close to the Kochi international airport’s the SAJ Earth hotel is one other luxury hotel that would offer the travelers the best accommodation while at Kochi. Located in the beautiful countryside the SAJ Earth offers the travelers with an opportunity to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. The location of the place makes it one of the perfect getaway destinations for travelers with magnificent hills and sun-kissed shorelines. The rooms of this fascinating hotel are perfectly set around pools offering the travelers with wavefront view a bit away from the grittiness of the sand.

What’s special: The place offers the travelers with Horse riding in the paddy fields which would be one of the best experience travelers could have in the place. Table tennis and pool are other options of entertainment that are offered at SAJ Earth.

Tariff: INR 6,000 onwards, per night

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To start your tour at Kerala, Kochi would be one of the most perfect destinations with a number of best attractions and hideouts. Being a land of luxury the Kochi holds in a number of best hotels that offers the tourist with great luxury and the best comfortable accommodation. Most of the best modes of accommodation in the city like the hotels of the place house the most modern interiors with modern and unique amenities that offer the travelers with an ax experience. Kochi is not a place that is all about luxury and porch hotels the place also houses a number of budget modes of accommodation that offers the travelers with a pocket-friendly stay with best facilities. Kochi but one of the best travel destinations in Kerala that covers the accommodation need of the travelers in all possible ways.

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Andaman the Fascinating Travel Paradise for Nature Lovers and Adventure Enthusiastic

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The Andaman and Nicobar Island, dotted in the Bay of Bengal is one of the most fascinating travel destinations that come under the union territory of India. The place is one of the most attractive beach destinations and thus it fascinates and grabs the attention of travellers from around the world. even though the place is mostly about nature, white sand beaches, palm-fringed shorelines, crystal clear water and adventures, the island clusters of Andaman also holds in a number of other attractions like the historic destinations, the tribal settlement in the Andaman and more. A number of travellers and tourist visit this fascinating place to explore the rich history of Indian freedom fight that the place holds within. Being listed as one of the top 10 travel destinations in the world by the national travellers, Andaman now houses a number of travel operators like Andaman Tour Travel who organise special tour packages with great offers and discounts allowing the travellers to explore the island capital at cheap and affordable rates. Most of the tour packages that are organised to Andaman either aim at offering best adventure tours or historic trips. The place apart from being known as an adventure lover’s paradise is also referred to as the couples Aden ads most of the travellers visiting the place are newlywed couples. Listed below are some of the best travel attractions in Andaman that one should not miss while exploring the beach destinations of Andaman and Nicobar islands.

  • Experience Delight on Havelock Island

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Deep blue waters, palm-fringed shorelines and the beauty of the clear sky are all simple ways in which one could describe the beauty of the beach destinations at Havelock Island. It is mostly the stunning beauty of the white sand beaches which looks so welcoming to enjoy a swim that charm the travellers the most at the beach destinations at the Havelock island. To be specific about the place the island is one of the largest in the Andaman’s archipelago which covers an area of about 114 sq km. Some of the best beach destinations that one could explore while t the place includes the  Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Vijayanagar Beach and Kalapathar Beach. Travellers visiting the place could simply relax by soaking in the soothing environment of the beach or can even be a part of the different adventure activities offered at the place like the scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing trips and more. (more…)

Making Way Through Some Fond Memories Of Travel

Fortkochi, Chines netThe best memories my life has always been powered by memories of travel. In fact, it is something that has brought me this long in life where the zest to travel has always been high. It does not really take a lot of time in case we want to set off on a trip with all our hearts. Hence most of the trips I have been on have always been quickly planned. The journeys have been made from various places and this time we were off to someplace nice, located on to the south of India as the place is the less taken route for us. My family has always been travel freaks and hence we have not really had a hard time in setting off to a place less traveled. Also, both I and my sister had completed our studies due to which all we had to do was set off when the parents were free. Accordingly, we set off on a Kerala tour package with family all the way from Delhi where we had been moving with all happy vibes to the Gods own country. It took us a transit flight to reach the destination from where we had been picked up by the responsible tour planners we had set up for our journey.

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On reaching the hotel for the night stay we had been looking out of the balcony for the city of Cochin had been pretty good a view for us. The food was served in the buffet hall of the hotel where we stayed together and had some good food and slept for the next day was the big day where we would begin the traveling. We rose up to the sun and had our breakfast after which began the journey along with the driver who began with greeting us. The itinerary had been handed over to us following which we got to Mattancherry. The streets definitely called for us and following it we walked after getting down from the car. The place indeed had a special aura that gave it a foreign land look. And that was to be appreciated is what my father had been telling as we started the travel. In the meanwhile, we also got to sight amazing jewellery and other handicrafts that had been displayed in the various shops. My mother and sister went to the place and I and dad took some good pictures of the place. We proceeded where we walked through the Jain temple viewing the beauty the place held in itself. we also got to sight the pigeons that were being fed there. The place was beautiful which was captured in the photos where each of us posed in it. On walking further we got to see a lot more of street shops.

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On walking inside, we realized that there was a ferry stop there. On inferring further we were told that the place has ferry service. We decided to have some good time by taking a boating service that was being provided there. It took us around for a quick ride through the sea and then we made our way back where the driver had been waiting for us on the other end. The travel continued where we had been taken to the Fort Cochin beach. The place was located very close to each other that it only took us short drives to reach the destination. The Chinese fishing nets and the beautiful street made it look beautiful. We sat there and had brunch from a sea view restaurant after which we decided to move forward with the trip where the next stop was the St Francis church. The factor that made the church famous was that Vasco Da Gama had been buried in the place during his death after which years later, the remains were taken back to his native.

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That was the final sightseeing destination for us at Kochi where we made our way to the next place. We had been on our way to Munnar Post lunch where we reached by 8 pm. The night stay for our family had been set up where the night went by in the best possible manner, with some good hot food and amazing campfire. The next day began the sightseeing through the place where Munnar had been one of the greenest destinations that I had seen. The first destination that I visited was the Top station where the parents preferred to visit the Cloak tower while I and my sister took a walk down the steps that took us to the beautiful viewpoint. The place was what one could call the epitome of greenness. And that is also why we felt staying longer in the place. After spending some good time there, we climbed back and got some food and drinks for the walk had been quite tiring. The travel continued and this time to the Eravikulam national park. The place is quite famous for the fact that Nilgiri Thars are being protected in the place. We got to spot them inside along with a lot more of other animals like monkeys and deer. Dad was a forest enthusiast due to which he had pretty good a time loitering inside the park. And the final place for our sightseeing in the destination was the Lakkom waterfalls as it is mandatory to stop by one falls in the destination. And we were glad of visiting the place for the cold streams had been soothing us through the place. On the way back we got to see Mattupetty Dam through the window and that took us back to the hotel for the night stay.

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That is about certain journeys where you can never be fulfilled by the beauty that shimmers through such places. On the travel, we had been to places like Munnar and Cochin which had indeed been the best of places we could have visited.  In fact, both the places had been different in so many ways where one had been a city shimmering in light and the other had been what one could refer to as the best naturistic places I had on the Kerala tour package. With a heart filled with the contentment of travel, we began the travel back for we had a lot more to plan for the next travel that we could make in some time, for travelers always find it the best to plan trips than anything else.

Offbeat travel destinations of Kerala a perfect spot for an effortless and cost-effective trip

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Blessed with hill stations, valleys, wildlife destinations, waterfall destinations and a number of such attractions Kerala to the south is one of the fascinating tourist destinations. The place mostly attracts the attention of the travellers to a greater extent with the rich greenery and the number of natural resources that the state holds in. The climatic condition of the state which stays moderate throughout the year is one other thing that grabs the attention of the travellers. Even after being a state with so much of potential in travel and tourism most of the travellers touring to Kerala find it difficult to explore some of the best travel destinations due to the high travel cost in the areas.  This is true to an extent too most of the travel operators in Kerala charges a very high price for tour packages organised to well-known travel destinations of Kerala like the hill stations of Munnar, Idukki, Wayanad and more. The prices would be even higher during the top seasons which would be unacceptable by most of the domestic travellers. This is one main element that affects the growth of tourism in Kerala. But the state, being located closer to the Western Ghats houses a number of fascinating offbeat travel destinations with heart-warming beauty. With a cool climate and rich natural beauty, most of these offbeat travel destinations of Kerala are best options for budget travel trips to the south. Listed below are some of the best offbeat travel destinations in Kerala that tourists could explore under very cheap and affordable travel rates.

Ponmudi

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Located at a distance of about 61 km from the capital city of Trivandrum, Ponmudi is one of the best offbeat travel destinations in Kerala to the Western Ghats. One main attraction of the hills is its location which is very remote and is perfect for a nature escape from the loud polluted city. This is one main reason for the place to be included in the budget and cost-effective packages organised to the south. The place could be explained as one of the best hill stations to the south with rich green mountains, hills and valleys. With a number of small brooks and rivers, colourful mountain flowers and rare collection of birds and butterflies, Ponmudi is one best destination for trekking and a number of other adventures. With a number of fascinating and aromatic tea plantations, waterfalls and hills the place is one best destination for travellers who would love to enjoy a mountain life.

Best attractions near Ponmudi

  •         Golden Valley: A beauteous spot near Ponmudi with the fascinating beauty of golden sand, crystal clear water and rich green valley which is an ideal spot to relax.
  •         Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary: located near the Peppara Dam on the Karamana River the wildlife destination is known to house rich flora and fauna.
  •         Mini Zoo: Located at an easy reach distance from Ponmudi, this zoo is known to house a large number of Barasinghas which is one of the main attractions in the land.

Nelliyampathy

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Filled with all the beauty of nature, Nelliyampathy is a fascinating offbeat destination located at a distance of about 60 kilometres from Palakkad. Plantations are one of the main attractions in the land. The place houses some of the best plantations in the land which includes orange cultivation, tea gardens and bio-farming.  Travellers from different parts of the world visit this destination not just to enjoy the beauty of the place and the climate but also due to the low travel cost. Most of the travel operators like Dream Holiday offers the tourist with cheap tour packages to this fascinating hill station in Kerala with an aim to promote tourism in the land. In addition, a number of adventure packages are also offered to the land. Being a place located to the hill station the place offers a number if adventures like trekking, camping, boating and tea plantation visits and more making the place a perfect destination for adventure lovers.

Best attractions near Ponmudi

  •         Nenmara: A fascinating village located at a distance of about 25 kilometres. The village is famous for the Nemmara-Vallangi Vela festival.
  •         Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary: Located at a distance of about 18 kilometres away from Nelliyampathy this rich wildlife sanctuary is blessed with exotic flora and fauna.
  •         Nelliyampathy Hills: Offering the travellers with a fascinating view of coffee, tea, orange and cardamom plantations at these hills is one main attraction of the place which is almost 2 kilometres from the city.
  •         Padagiri: Standing at a height of around 1500 meters above the sea level Padagiri is the tallest peak of Nelliyampathy Hills which is located approximately 3 kilometres away from the city.
  •         Raja’s Cliff: The cliff is one of the best spots where one could enjoy the splendid views of rich flora, fauna and awe-inspiring landscapes. Located at a distance of about 8 kilometres away from Nelliyampathy, the Raja’s Cliff lies at an altitude of almost 5250 feet above sea level. The place offers the travellers with the marvellous view of reservoirs, waterfalls, mountain ranges and forests from this spot.
  •         Palagapandi Estate: The estate holds in a charming colonial Bungalow which is one of the most beautiful spots in Nelliyampathy.
  •         Malampuzha Gardens: A literal paradise for children, the garden located nearly 33 km from Nelliyampathy is a must visit picnic spot. The children’s park, aquarium, mini zoo and toy rain are all the best things that attract the travellers mostly families to the place.

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Most of the offbeat travel destinations in Kerala offer cheap and affordable packages due to its less popularity. With an effort to make these offbeat travel destinations of Kerala known among the international travellers the state government have introduced a number of travel packages and projects to make the travel to these destinations cheap and more facilitated. In addition, a number of accommodation facilities under cheap rates were also introduced and set up to attract the attention of the travellers to the place. One of the main aims of the projects was to grab the attention of the travellers to the offbeat travel destinations of the state and to make the place known to the travellers by offering them with some of the best attractions in the place and best-facilitated stay under cheap and affordable cost. With beautiful wildlife destinations, attractions and fascinating climate the offbeat travel destinations in Kerala are one of the best spots for an effortless and cost-effective trip to the south.

Andaman and Nicobar islands: Truly best honeymoon spot

One of the most visited Islands of the world is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where the archipelago sets up a beautiful destination for a visit. There are a number of distinctive factors that the travellers choose to visit each of the places but the one that stands out are the beaches located on the Island. And this very same factor attracts the honeymooners to this destination where 36 Islands out of the lot can be visited for a peaceful Honeymoon package to Andaman. Couples flow from various parts of the world but the recent visit by people residing at Ahmedabad has turned the place to be one of most recommended destination for a visit with their loved one. The people residing in the Islands have made sure that the place remains undestroyed through urbanization or through tourism which has ultimately made the place look beautiful through all these years. A couple of reasons to why this destination remains to be the most favourite of the people have been provided as below. The ever famous Radhanagar Beach located at Havelock island is a must visit the place of Andaman Islands where the travellers get to lapse into one of the best beaches in the whole world. The white sandy beach has a magical enigma and the turquoise blue water makes the perfect waves, also making it the perfect destination to get some couples pictures clicked from the destination. There are other Islands like Neil Island and Ross Island as well where the travellers get their fancy pictures clicked with scenery being the best.

Beach activities are unavoidable on being to an Island destination. And the speciality of Andaman Island is the fact that they provide the honeymooners with couple activities like Banana boat rides and jet skiing. The exciting water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving can also be reserved so that the travellers can have a tour through the coral reefs the marine animals that reside under the water. In case the honeymooners are looking for something more than the beaches and the fun underwater activities, they can walk along the history that the place beholds in itself. The first place that has most significance is the famous Cellular Jail which was built in the 1896 era. Most of the travel itineraries often include this destination because of the importance the jail has had in the ancient era. To be more accurate, the Indian freedom fighters who had been put into the prison by the Britishers had resided here for the sake of India’s freedom. Ross Island is where the British Headquarters located which is again a major sightseeing place. An array of Museums are also situated at the Islands like the Samudrika Marine Museum, Anthropological Museum, Forest Museum and Kala Pani Museum. While the Samudrika Museum gives the people information regarding the history of the Island and its people, the Forest museum provides the people with a bunch of information regarding the flora in the Island. The couples who have interests in visiting these destinations can always plan to include them in the itinerary. On coming from far off places like Ahmedabad, the travellers should see to it that they sight everything that makes the land special.

Another factor is that actual residents of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Sentinelese tribes are those who often never appear in front of the tourists. They reign in their own Islands where the travellers cannot visit as well. The non-interruption of people is one thing that makes the Island a perfect place for the honeymooners where they can enjoy their togetherness with great privacy along the beaches. Some of the beaches have photographers where they instantly click good pictures for the people and also give the people the printouts on the spot. There are an array of things that the people get to sight exclusively at Andaman among which turtles, dugongs and dolphins are few of them. South Sentinel Island is the place that gives the people with the surprise of sighting these. Another speciality of Andaman is that the people get to lump on some pandanus fruit which is a type of fruit that is not available everywhere, hence making it exclusive and a must try when at the destination.

The lovers can also traverse through the major waterfalls located at the Andaman Islands which are the White Surf Waterfalls and the Whisper Wave waterfalls that are located at the Little Andaman Island. The enigma here is that both the falls showcase the beauty of the destination. The adventure-loving couples can also take a trekking expedition through the Diglipur and Havelock Island as well. There are other places like Chidia Tapu and Saddle Peak as well which are both a trekker’s paradise. There are other fascinating destinations that can be visited by the couples like limestone caves and Baratang where the honeymooners can explore the caves. These are indeed the distinctive scenes that the people get to capture the place. Since people come from all parts of the world, the Island serves all types of food to the people. But the exclusive cuisines served here are seafood delicacies that are worth munching on being on a tour from Ahmedabad. Various restaurants and cafes are located at most of the tourist spots as well.  The couples can avail romantic stay at the Islands as well where the sea view resorts and hotels are most sought by the people. A candlelight dinner is also a fondest memory the couples get to take back from the place.

Hence the Andaman and Nicobar Island is one of the best places for the couples to spend a happy time where they can spend few of the most memorable days of their life. When returning, the couples can also purchase souvenirs as a part of their journey to this destination like coral jewellery and handicrafts which are again sold on the streets of the Islands. The above mentioned are few of the best reasons for why the couples travel on an Andaman tour package from Ahmedabad. The best bestows the couples on traversing through a destination like that of Andaman Islands.

The most celebrated bang of getting together with friends.

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Certain get-togethers turn out to be very special when we have stayed apart for so long and finally get to see each other. Such had been our get together that we had planned at Wayanad. 10 of us had finally planned to get together after college had been over and it had been 2 years of being the crazy self. Thankfully none of the girl gang had got married and hence we had been looking forward to having our bachelor girls hangout. The place had been decided such that the people working at Bangalore could also reach comfortably. All of us had weekends attached to our sick leaves for the tour and hence around 4 days had been planned where two days were required for the to and fro travel to the destination and two days for the sightseeing fun we could have. The planning and travel vehicle was booked through Seasonzindia so that we did not have to face last time hassle for a carefree journey. The 23-year-old set off from different places for the journey and all of us reached the resort that had been booked for the stay by 10 pm. The trip to Kerala of ours officially started the minute all of us had reached one room.
The night became ecstatic where we set up a campfire in the 17-degree Celsius climate and got to eat together just like the hostel days were being revoked. And then the next day we rose up and the journey began where we were picked up by the driver and we had been enjoying the weather that kept us cold. The first place of visit for us had been Banasura Sagar Dam. The largest earthen dam was beautiful and happened to have boat services due to which in groups we set off for a quick speedy cruise. The surroundings were very alluring and each breath felt like freshness party in the lungs. After we had got enough of posing in the place, we decided to return where the driver said us we could visit Meenmutty Waterfalls as per the itinerary. The falls was what unleashed the crazy part in us that we had been head over knee happy playing in the water. We spend a lot of time there and it was where a lot of tourists had been as well. When it was high time that we return, the driver called us up for otherwise we would just not leave the place at all.Karlad-Lake-Wayanad
Post lunch we moved forward with the tour and reached the Karlad lake on a long drive. The one exciting thing that had been there was the zip line on which all of us wanted to try the adventure out. the queue was quite long for it but standing in it, we made our own entertainment taking us back to the college days.  That was it for the time being where we had had enough of it and then reached each of our turns to go across the lake in a zip line. The safety jacket was put on and then we had the exciting adventure done and struck off the bucket list.  And that wa sit for the day where we were driven to our place of stay. The stay was another wonderful place where we got to be in a flora hotspot. A lot of trees and plants stood around of which the main had been coffee. It was a wonder that this is how coffee looked before it reaches crushed to us. Mangosteen and avocado trees had also been there from which we tasted the freshest of fruits. In fact, we felt more connected to the forest as well which was on one side where they had put wires of shock as elephants are known to be existing in the place. The people have also been wonderful hosts where they took us around and fed us with guava and litchis, everything fresh.Edakkal_Caves
Our first place to visit for the next day was Edakkal caves. The walk up to the caves was the most exciting of all where we rest on the rocks in the midway and clicked a number of pictures. Walking through the rocks had been exciting where we felt captivated by some sort of rock fort. The view had been beautiful with all the greenery around where the landscape shots turned out to be the best. By the time we reached back, we were super tired. After sipping some drinks from the street vendors, we walked to the car and asked the driver to drop us for an early lunch. And after gobbling some good food from hotel Jubilee our travel continues and we were taken to Jain Temple which was the main reason that we had remained true vegetarians until then. The architecture of the temple was photo worthy. Even though it was small, there was some sort of aura that kept us there for a long time before we headed off to the next place that had been the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary. And it turned out to be the most favourite to us out of all the places we had visited because of the fact that we had been indulged in the walk along the forests where we got to spot elephants, deer and peacocks merrily walking along their home. All of us were hardcore fans of animals and birds and we could not be more happy of seeing animals all happy at their true residence. We also took a  jeep safari through as walking long distance was not happening. Other than few exotic birds, we did not get to see anything more. That was it for the whole journeying as the end of it had been marked.jeep s
The best of get-togethers had hence been initiated where we knew that we had more of them to have in our lives. The hardest of everything had been to return back to the normal boring life. We packed our bags and were dropped at the bus station from where all of us had the buses booked to various destinations. The due amount that had to be paid to the tour planner was handed off to the driver where we also thanked him for bearing with our super excited screaming on the tour. Wayanad had been the perfect spot in Kerala for our tour and the amount of fun we had had was going to keep us going for another few months when we would end up planning the next trip. Since Kerala had been the best host, maybe we might return to some other destination in the state to make a bunch of memories.