“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
It has always been inquisitiveness for everyone to know and understand the past, long before your birth. The quest for the current settlement and upliftment of many places is obtrusive best after reaping the outcomes of the hunt for records. Sometimes the remnants of past can be the sustainment of the prevailing, to accumulate information of prodigious places and monuments, flip back to the past. Why do people travel? Is that only for a leisure or recreation? Well, for some. But a handful of people long to take a journey in order to gather the significance of a place and its unknown facts, meanwhile they will be unleashing themselves. The thrill lies when we discover a new place and showcasing it to the world. The World treasures hidden secrets, revealing some can benefit the future. Wanderlusts can try out some trip to get informed about the history of a place. One such best expedition will be the Andaman heritage walk covering prominent heritage buildings like Cellular Jail, Police Gurudwara, Police Masjid, clock tower and police temple. Andaman Great escapes, a renowned travel organizer to Andaman will set up Andaman Nicobar Tour Packages, optionally honeymoon. This 3 hours guided walking program can fulfill your quest for gaining knowledge on historic places; this stroll attracts some of the history fanatics. Beyond the white sandy beaches and long stretch islands, Andaman is steeped in history and there were some events that have left their mark of both good and harsh times. The island witnessed great acts of bravery and sacrifice along with courage, atrocity. To get the glimpse of these happenings takes the heritage walk of Andaman’s, covering following places.
LISTEN TO THE CRIES OF CELLULAR JAIL
Just approach your ears to the walls of this famous larger jail, louder cries, and weeping of people can be heard. Political prisoners and freedom fighter were the inhabitants of ‘Kalapani’, the local name was given to the prison meaning dark water, true to its name, dark activities and punishments were once carried out here. Britishers nestled the islands and imprisoned those who were fighting for freedom and justice, thus stories of heartbreaking sacrifice, astounding courage and unbelievable atrocities where a routine news from the walls. Enter the jail premises to find the seven winged prison with a large central tower in middle to watch the inmates. Most of them were lived in isolation and included great famous heroes like Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, Yogendra Shukla, Movli Abdul Rahim Sadiqpuri, Diwan Singh Kalepani, Batukeshwar Dutt, and Maulvi Liaquat Ali, Maulana Ahmadullah, Babarao. They suffered harsh beating and force feeding. In 1942, emperor of Japan invaded Andaman’s and took control of the jail, after which Britishers were the prisoners.
GANTA GHAR OR CLOCK TOWER OF PORT BLAIR
As a commendable step by Port Blair to promote international tourism, the Municipal council of Port Blair has erected a clock tower. Don’t mistake that the clock tower shows wrong time, there are four watches on each wall to display different time of different time zones. Travelers from states of India visit Andaman and especially, more convenient for those coming from Karnataka as flight charges are extremely economical, thus picking Andaman Tourism Packages Price will ensure you the freedom to watch historic places also. Opting for a historic walk, sight the clock tower located in the heart of capital city of Andaman’s amidst busy Aberdeen Bazaar, popularly known as Ghanta Ghar, a reminder of British era. The local people believe that the clock shows wrong time.
THE POLICE GURUDWARA
This is a Sikh shrine; Gurudwara located in Port Blair and established by Dr. Diwan Singh in 1937, a well-known independence martyr built with wood on a foundation of iron pillars. The islands have Sikh inhabitants, thus this Gurdwara existed to be as the oldest one. During its construction, the shrine gained the assistance and support of people from other castes too and was referred as ‘New Gurudwara’. Currently, it is run by the unique committee including total members of 25 from all faiths viz. 10 Hindus, 12 Sikhs, 1 Christian and 2 Muslims. Gurudwara stands as the token of respect for the truth and righteousness of valiant freedom fighter, Diwan sigh. No such shrine has gathered these much religious harmonies.
On the course of heritage walk, come across the Police temple which is the most important tourist attraction. On some occasion, Satsang was arranged, which is the sacred gathering of devotees leading to local cultural diversity. Take a while to watch the structure of the temple.
Religious attractions in the historic walk, ages old. Muslims can take prayers.
Not included in the list of the Andaman heritage walk, but to collect some rare information on the historical eminence, a visit is must which can be executed on your request. Travel operators will be at your service and responsible for successful Andaman Honeymoon, pick itinerary to visit forest museum also. Wooden artifact and gone past of Chatham saw mill are exhibited. Even some of them can be taken to your home also for a better furnishing. For watching marine biodiversity, enter Samudrika Naval museum, but for understanding the lives of indigenous tribes on the island, an Anthropological museum is set located in Port Blair.
MORE REMNANTS IN ROSS ISLANDS
Just 15 minutes ride from Port Blair, was once the capital city and housed British administration during the existence of Great Andaman’s. An earth quake has devastated the land completely leaving behind ruin of Church and house of Chief Commissioner. Now, over these, you can find growing vines and serial roots. The British bakery once the largest one is left in dilapidated condition here along with swimming pools, troop barracks.
The listed historic places in itinerary will obviously enthrall you, but there are some more that are untouched, dare to go there and dig the past. Bruiser’s presence in the island has reaped many atrocities and now these are cleansed by advanced tourism promotion s of the union territory. India can take pride in possessing such a tolerant place and having much historical significance. We invite people from Bangalore with Amazing Andaman Honeymoon Packages from Bangalore.
It is not necessary that one should only travel with your family to visit places of natural beauty and nature driven destinations. I with my whole family went for a religious tour on the 3rd of August. Born Christian; our religious tour including churches like the Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Vimalagiri Church, the Arthunkal Church and the St. George Forane Church. It was a one day tour with some of the elderly members of the family. Kerala is my home land with tourist destinations which could be included in all Popular Kerala holiday packages for family irrespective of the occasion or purpose of the tour. After the breakfast we started our trip on the 3rd of August at around 10 am, to accommodate a number of around 15 members we arranged for a traveller. According to our plans, our first destination was Santa Cruz Basilica; we reached the church after a one hour drive at 11.15.
Santa Cruz Basilica is a well-known church all over India; the church placed in fortress Kochi is one of ought to visit vicinity in Kerala. The church is extremely famous for its architectural shape which is a mixture of each Kerala and Portuguese artwork. The church changed into built in 1500 after the advent of the Portuguese missionary to the land with the permission of the then Raja of Kochi. The church now serves as the primary landmark of the area. The church underwent most important renovations to attain the shape and elegance it now contains. After spending 45 min in the church praying and enjoying the architectural beauty of the church we headed to our next destination the St. George Forane Church.
We reached this golden church at 12.30, the church located in Edapally is said to be one of the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Kerala. The church was constructed in 594 AD with several renovations done. The golden church has a perfect interior in the European style with the prayer area made in gold and steps in silver. The art works of Jesus and disciples are made in bronze. All these features make the church a unique one. After enjoying the beauty and carvings of the church we headed to visit the Vimalagiri Church in Kottayam with our Kerala family tour packages.
We reached Kottayam after a travel of around 3 hours. Every time we travel in the traveller we arranged, religious songs were played which eventually killed the vibe in me and made me sleepy, so literally, I was the only person who slept well throughout the journey. On the way to the church, we halted to have our lunch and then continued our journey reaching our destination at 4. The main attraction of the church was the Gothic style architecture with a 172 feet tall tower. These features made the place a best spiritual destination in most famous Kerala Tour Packages from Bangalore. The church is recorded to have the tallest church tower in Kerala.
Our next plan was to visit the Arthunkal Church in Alleppey. The church built with an elegant architectural style is a feast for the eyes of the pilgrims. I have been to this church before during the yearly feast which is held in the mid-January.the feast was attended by thousands of devotees and tourist from different parts of the world visit the place to enjoy the feast with cultural rituals of the church. Our next destination to visit was the St. Francis Church.
The St. Francis Church is located in Kochi and we decided to visit the church on our way back to home. the St. Francis Church positioned in Kochi is one of the oldest Europeans churches in India that bears the unseen witness of the colonisation of the Europeans in India the church built in the sixteenth century was made with timber that’s now renovated and constructed with stone masonry. The first Portuguese to tour in India the Vasco Da Gama was earlier buried in this church and later turned into transferred to Lisbon in Portugal. We reached the church at 6 and enjoyed the elegant touch of the European style. The church had a great interior with a mix of cultures. After the visits to different Christian pilgrims, we stopped to have some tea. The main difficulty I faced was an unorganised pattern of visits during the trip. It is always the best to let the organisers like the Gogeo holidays plan the travelling in a well-organised manner. After all the tiring travelling and visit to the pilgrims, we reached our homes at around 7 pm.
Kerala is land with an availability of innumerable herbal treasures in the form of the wooded area, waterfalls, natural heritages and locations of ancient relevance. Other than best Kerala Tour Packages for Family with tourist destinations of natural elements, the land is a well known religious centre. The land had a populace in which majority of them are Christians. The ancient Kerala has a number of conventional and ancient church buildings which are now the primary vacationer appeal for travellers from a different a part of the world. The domination of Christianity inside the kingdom with numerous church buildings, the vicinity will become a widely recognized Christian pilgrim centre. To understand the ancient aspects of the land a visit to these historical churches is a must. These are some of the renowned Christian pilgrim centres in Kerala that one should include in their Kerala trips to know more about the history and ancient architecture of the land. Tour organisers like Gogeo holidays offer the best experiences in the land of pilgrim centres in the most affordable rates with all the places of your interest. People from all over the world visit the places without any religious discrimination. Natives from all cast and religion visit these pilgrim centres to seek blessings. The Arthunkal Church in Alleppey is also a destination included in some Kerala honeymoon packages due to its location which is near the Alleppey backwaters. A visit to this church during your honeymoon trip will fill the trip with great blessings that would strengthen the bonds between the couples.
For nature and adventure lovers, Andaman is the land to visit; the place is a cluster of islands and a juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Unlike other destination, most of the islands in Andaman are unexplored and uninhabited. The land is a cluster of around 570 islands in which around a number of 20 are inhabited by humans. There is mostly covered with beaches and forest with a wide variety of plants animals’ birds and butterflies. The place comes with the union territory of India with the only active volcano in India. Tourists from all around the world visit this place with the help of different Amazing Andaman tour packages organised by tour operators like Andaman Tour Travel who helps you greatly in organising and planning your destination and stays in this place of wonders.
Some of the not so known facts of Andaman Islands include the following:
The origin of its name
According to the myth, the name Andaman was thought to be derived from the Hindu god Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handuman. The word Handuman was later evolved to be called as Andaman. The name Nicobar is said to be a subversion of the term ‘Nakkavaram’ which literally means ‘the land of the Naked’ as given in the great inscription of Tanjore of AD 1050. The term Nakkavaram was later modified over time to be known as the Nicobar. And such was the formation of the name the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
It was believed that the tribes of the Andaman Islands were posterity of African slaves who were once shipwrecked, but most of the anthropologists after researchers have come to a conclusion that the tribes are not Negros but Negritos. The tribes living in the Andaman Islands are clearly isolated and do not mingle with people. They are in less than a number of 500 and do not interact with outsiders. The North Sentinel Island is habituation to one of the most isolated tribal population in the world. It is said that during the times of tsunami when the rescue team reached the tribal village for evacuation they aimed arrows at the chopper to scare the chopper away. These are a group of people who are very much isolated from the modern world and changes.
During the time of 2nd world war, the British force retreated from the land witnessing the raging force of the Japanese army allowing the Japanese occupation of the Andaman Nicobar islands.
According to the historical recordings, Andaman was the only place which was under Japanese occupation during the times of World War II. These islands were a part of Japanese occupation for more than 3 years while some parts of India came under Japanese occupation staying there for a maximum of 6 months. The Japanese brutally ruled the land with massive fortification of the lands with building airfields, construction of radar for security and defence and a chain of fore shore pill boxes.
The language of Andaman Islands
The language spoken in the land of Andaman is mostly Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam and English, the availability of Anamneses as a language is very less among the peoples. This variety makes the land unique from other states.
Kaalapani the dark side of Andaman
With all the beauty and abundance of natural resources, the land has a dark side of it. The Andaman Islands have the cruellest prison of all times the cellular jail better known as the Kaalapani, a name very promising to the imprisonment in the jail. The construction of this cellular jail took long 10 years to reach its final stage. The construction started in 1896 and finished in 1906. Today the jail is been converted into a tourist destination open for all. The light and sound show at night organised for tourists will bring a small portion of the history of the place.
The happy land of butterflies
Andaman is a land of beaches, island abundant with different water life forms, and the land is mostly covered with forest. The natural beauty of the land attracts a large no tourist as well as butterflies. A large number of butterflies migrate to this wonderful land to enjoy the beauty of the place. Tourists from around the world come to this land to witness this site, with the help of Best Andaman tour packages from places like Kolkata and more. There will be an availability of butterflies of different species and colours that attract tourist greatly.
Andaman is the only place that comes under Indian Constitution with an active volcano. The active volcano in barren islands is a wonder to itself. True to its name a barren island is a place which is not inhabited by humans. The only inhabitation in the island is of goats and bats. The place is completely covered with thick forest. Andaman is also a land with mud volcano which is a wonder. The land has 2mud volcanoes in which one is located in Diglipur and the other located in Baratang. The tourist from all over the world visits Andaman to witness this natural wonder in person.
Fishing is banned
Andaman is the only land where fishes die of ageing. Commercial fishing is banned in this island. The sea of Andaman is said to have a variety of around 197 spacious of coral out of which a number of 100 is newly identified by the scientist. The presence of this coral variety gives a new phase and new beauty to under water experience of the divers and tourists. The waters of Andaman hold a variety of fishes with different colours and model. The transparent fish is a rare variety of fish available in the seas of the Andaman Islands.
Dugong – the state-animal
The dugong is a water animal considered as the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar islands. It is a rare species animal which under the verge of extinction. The dugongs are said to be very shy to mate which is the main cause of its extinction. Andaman is the only place where special facilities for mating are made available for this sea animal to help it increase the population of its kind.
Above given are some of the wonders of the Andaman islands which the tourists and travellers may find interesting. Andaman Island is one of the most beautiful islands that come under the Indian Territory with a number beach islands and entertainments. The tourist could easily make all the fun loving activities available by choosing an Enchanting Andaman tour packages from Chennai with all the activities you wish to enjoy. The Andaman would give you a varied experience of the land of the beaches.
The Venice of the East, Alleppey is mostly visited for taking a backwater tour on a houseboat. Due to time constraints and other package related instructions, most of them won’t opt for other backwater tourism specialities. For foreigners who watch Kerala as a real magnificence, must need to dig deeper into the village worlds and their life. The real facet of rural Kerala can be understood once you dare to go inside the villages. The greenish marvel is the prime attraction of a village scenery and most of which are offered by paddy fields. Since most of the backwater tours are conducted from Alleppey as the starting point if your itinerary allows you then take a break for village tours. The tours are best enjoyed on a canoe and will take you to inner skirts f villages. Huge networks of canals, rivers, lagoons, lakes and other waterways make the backwater tourism of Alleppey splendid. Village tour basically takes to various cultivations like mango, banana, Tropicana, coconut grooves and lush green paddy fields. Here a boat or canoe is a must to the local villagers. Tribal villages are not seen here but most of the villagers are fishermen and they depend on fishing their livelihood. The backwaters provide various varieties of fishes to them like mussels, pearl spot fish, prawns and crabs etc. Early morning is the best time for taking part in a village tour in Alleppey as you can admire women working at paddy fields and toddy tapers at their work. All the sights of fishing nets, group of ducks swimming in the rivers are really exotic to watch. For the village, tours visit any travel operators page and search of attractive Kerala backwater tour packages price list and top things to do. If your tour days are flexible, they can arrange for a village tour. While cruising through the houseboats, take some time to stop at the banks and interact with coir workers and enquire their daily activities. There are chances for you to listen to any interesting incidents happened in the village. Kerala’s major village attractions are
Alleppey’s village beauty and state’s rice bowl offer a splendid greenish scenic beauty throughout. Vast spread paddy fields are an exciting view to behold. Surrounded by a vast stretch of water covering land leading to 75 square kilometres of area, Kuttanad is known for its rice cultivation and exploring the agrarian community is the best things to do here. There are houseboat routes to this village.The village folks engage in their work and here an old cultivation technology chakram, a wooden wheel to bail out water from the fields can be seen. The farmers in Kuttanad is the backbone of rice cultivation and they had developed the ancient heritage technology where cultivation in 4-10 feet below sea level over one and half a centuries ago. The cultivation methods are factors of excitement as you can see women folks heading to paddy fields with their sickle, or sowing seeds and removing weeds. Natural beauty is witnessed here as with the onset of sunrise, the sunlight touching the paddies and long away bordered coconut palms fringes amidst slowly flowing rivulets.You can explore the amazing view of Kuttanad during your trip with enchanting Kerala Backwater tour packages.
Located near Ambalapuzha, a town in Alleppy, the village is famous for an ancient sculpture of Lord Buddha black in colour, commonly called Karumadikuttan. People believe it as an old Buddhist pilgrim centre which existed prominently in 9 Th and 10 Th century. This idol has many traditions connected to it. Attracting travellers and archaeologists to Karumadi every year. The state archaeological department takes care of this statue and people believe that the idol is credited with many healing powers. The idol has the view of a black coloured granite structure in a sitting position but the interesting part is that the left hand of the idol is missing. Check the online tour sites and pick Honeymoon packages in Kerala houseboat and ask for village tours. Try to include this village too in your itinerary.
Pathiramanal is a small backwater village in Alleppey and is actually a tiny island, a haven for lots of migrating birds from different parts of the world. A myth is associated with this island that states that once a Brahmin cleaved the water and the land came out from below where he used to meditate. This land is called as Pathiramanal meaning the sand of midnight and the only way to reach here is by a boat.The mode to reach the island can be opted by us depending on the duration of travel, as if you chose speed boat you can reach the destination by 30 minutes and if you pick a motor boat, then you need to travel for 1 and a half hour. Check for Kerala backwater packages and opt for a floating restaurant in Pathiramanal. Since the island is less crowded, your serene holiday will be successful. The floating restaurants offer delicious Kerala cuisines and which will be served on board. Since the village has the potential for bird watching and backwater tourism, The Kerala government on realising this in prior has taken over the property in 1970’s. presently the village is on its way to start a bio-park which was actually a dream conceived by local authorities. Other upcoming projects to be implemented here are a fish breeding facility, museum, and an aquarium.
Punnapra is a popular village situated in Alleppey which once traced a bad phase following a fight between communists and police force of Travancore in 1946. Currently, the village is somewhat developed and houses an engineering college. History fanatics can have a look at this place.
The major highlight of being in village tours is that you can avail the chance to take part in kayaking. Some of the inner villages can be encountered while your kayaking and it will be a varied experience for those who have not tried it at once. The sight of village boys bathing on the banks of rivers and toddy shops can be watched. A houseboat voyage along with a village tour can complete your backwater tourism days to the fullest.
Have you ever imagined the exquisiteness of experiencing the nature through a scene houseboat cruising? Then Kerala backwaters are the best option for you. For making that experience a completely hassle free one, Lifemadeasy, one of the top tour operators in Kerala like Lifemadeasy offer you Delightful Kerala backwater packages, that comes in varied budgets and duration. The backwaters of Kerala is noted for its picturesque locations, scenic beauty, amusing climate, lovely scenery, world class resorts and so on. Here are some of the fascinating experiences to have with your Kerala backwater cruise.
Witness the art of coir making
The backwater villages in Kerala produce a 60% of the total world supply of the coir market. If you are wondering, Coir is the fiber obtained from the dry coconut shell. In Kerala, this coir fiber is used to make many fascinating things. Many beautiful handicrafts are made out of these including coir mats, ropes, mattresses and many artistical items. So make a plan to stroll around the backwater villages during your trip to one of them and witness the art of the locals making coir ropes in a specific way using their hands with the help of weaving wheels. The coir holds many natural properties which make it strong and this texture and strength are brought into the life with the skillful hands of the craftsmen here. So do not miss out on the interesting stories that these coir villages have to tell. It has become a part of the day to day life of the people here and is a main livelihood for the women here. You really have to observe the process to feel the bond of those involved in the process.
Other than coir, you can see many of the people here making abundant of handicraft items, that are made out screw pin, count leaves, and so on. So if you want to feel the real cottage industry kind of experience, you would have to take a village tour and you will be welcomed by utmost hospitality everywhere. You can see how lovingly the people here take care of each other and live in complete harmony and oneness. To feel the real beauty of it, you got to see the life through their eyes.
Best spot- Coir museum in Alleppey
The unique bio-diversity of backwaters
The backwaters of Kerala are blessed with a rich yet unique biodiversity that will fascinate anyone who drops a visit. You can witness a rich assemblage of exquisite flora and fauna which are preserved by preventing the salty sea water from mixing up with the fresh backwaters. The livelihood of many communities revolves around this rich aquatic life of the fresh lake water. As you sail through those vast sandals you would often spot large herd odd ducks quaking and moving across the lake guided by the shepherded men on small local boats. Another exciting sight is the men dive deep into the water and come back with a vast collection. And the other men cast their nets in the traditional way in cane baskets to catch fish and water shrimps. There are plenty of frogs, crabs, mudskippers and much other aquatic life to make the whole scene more lively and the leafy water plants add a green hue to the whole scene.
Best spot- The backwaters of Vembanad and its surroundings wetlands are considered to be of international importance due to its unique biodiversity.
The paradise for the bird watchers
Another thing that makes the backwaters stand out is the plethora of bird species that migrate here in peak seasons. You have to plan ahead your Excellent Kerala houseboat packages, itinerary so that you could visit here during the months between November and February to take up a trek along the Kumarakom bird sanctuary to spot some rare bird species. There are also more than 100 species of native birds that you will get to see here. The major ones are the egrets, Siberian storks, darters, teal and the heron. As you stroll along the endless paddy fields you would be fascinated to see a group of parrots flocks here and there and along dawn spreading a thick blanket along the sight.
Indulge in amazing cuisine
The typical Kerala cuisine- the real backwater bounty is a must try for a complete backwater experience in Kerala. there is some unpretentious appeal to the food you would find here. A typical meal is usually served in green banana leaf and one has to eat with his or her fingers to do it in full Kerala style. There are many popular spicy seafood items like shrimp fry or grilled, fish curry with tapioca, made in traditional earthen pots will have a unique flavor. These are few of the traditional favorites of the Keralites. For a light supper, Keralites prefer Kanji along with the layer of chutney and do not forget to try out the most popular Karimeen polichathu, a local variety fish item.
Where to experience – Like all other Kerala authentic cuisine, the Kerala backwater cuisine also revolves around the coconut, rice, seafood and so on. You can try all these with the Exotic Kerala houseboat packages that you would be signing in for. And if you choose to spend some leisure time at some of the top class resorts here, then they would have restaurants that provide you with all kind of cuisines. You can experience these from various small authentic food joints in the villages also. Or choose to stay at homestays and request for the host to prepare some dishes which may not be found in standard menus of the restaurants. The houseboat cruise can be complimented with such food delights of the land.
Feel the heart of the backwaters by a village tour
Taking up a houseboat cruise won’t let you see the heart of the backwater lives. You have to go for an authentic village life for that. Navigate the canals in a countryside boat and come across those backwater villagers doing their day to day life activities like farming, fishing, toddy tapping and so on. These village people will also showcase many traditional ways of engaging in activities like bow and arrow fishing, organic farming, coir making and so on. These village tours will be insightful and also let you try out these things by yourself. At some area, you would see and feel the alluring simplicity of this world which is untouched by the artificiality of the urban world.
Where to experience– Kumarakom is one of the popular spots to have a village life experience along with your backwater cruise. The village life experience at Kumarakom is renowned as an innovative community-based tourism model by UNWTO. These would be more like some guided experience that will let you have benefits of village tourism and the people and their lifestyle will give anyone some invaluable experience, which they can’t have anywhere else in the world. There would be trained guides to assist you throughout your tour and take you from one allocation to another where you would get opportunities to learn all these from the local people itself by interacting with them, and then you would get the true essence of the land and a fully immersive travel experience.
An excellent base to explore the interior of Kerala with its spacious layout and regulated life, the capital city Trivandrum is built on seven low coastal hills and has an interesting mixing of tree-lined avenues, ancestral homes, massive buildings and a long seacoast washed by the waves of the Arabian Sea. Trivandrum city treasures many erecting of historical importance and reservations. Considered as one of the loveliest cities in Kerala, the capital city is clean and green but more than a tourist place, the city depicts the historic whereabouts in the past. On skinning through Amazing Kerala tourism packages try to plan a visit to the capital city of Kerala.
BOTANICAL AND ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
One of the oldest zoos in India located in the heart of temple city is flourished with the museum and botanical gardens are oldest of their kind in the country. The visionary behind its construction is Swathi Tirunal Maharaja, the illustrious king and music composer who had ruled Travancore early and he had a good collection of animals like elephants, horses breed in his horse breeding centers. The park also had tigers, panthers, cheetahs, deer and a lioness.
His brother, Marthanda Varma has taken control over the zoo later and with the support of on British general, they incorporated a museum here and the museum was thrown open to the public in September 1857 but as it could in itself attract people much, a zoo and park were established in 1859. The zoo is also bordered by botanical gardens unique for its vibrant landscapes and luxuriant growth of vegetation. Tourists from different places visit the zoo and museum as it provides a respite for them more than offering tourism and recreation. The lofty trees of royal look towered by bamboos and lush green landscapes account for its breathtaking beauty.
More than being a tourist spot, currently the Zoo is serving the purpose of conservation and education implying captive breeding of rare and endangered animals and birds. The ambience of the zoo is just like providing a natural habitat for the animals so that they don’t feel captive. Visit this zoo for getting a feeling of being present at jungle where animals are around. Soon check out Exiting Kerala tour packages with price. The zoo houses varieties of primates like macaques, langurs and lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Langurs which are endemic to the Western Ghats and are endangered. The animals live in highly socialized groups and are intelligent. There are herbivores who occupy different niche to avoid competition amongst themselves like rhinoceros, hippopotamus, hog deer and prolific sambar. Good collection of endemic and exotic birds are present here along with water birds like storks, pelicans, egrets, herons and cranes housed in a natural habitat. There are added the advantage of an aviary and reptile house, an aquarium nearby on the beach presents a selection of fishes and other marine creatures.
CHITHIRA ART GALLERY
An art gallery named Chithira Art Gallery situated within the museum compound ha collections of the works of Raja Ravi Varma, a pioneer in Indian art. Roerich landscapes work from the Tanjore School of arts, copies of Rajput and Mughal paintings and copies of paintings from Ajanta caves are the notable collections here. Museum also houses miniature painting from China, Japan, Bali and Tibet. The museum was opened to the public by the erstwhile king of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal in 1935 for the enjoyment and developing artistic traits of people. The royal house of Travancore and Kilimanoor Royal family has presented generously a large collection of paintings to the gallery. The king tried to collect rare pieces of arts and literature from different parts of the world to present bin this art gallery.
The fort which played a major role in Anglo-Mysore War is located at here in the outskirts of Trivandrum city. East India Company made this fort and is a good location for signaling ships. This place is 12 kilometre south of Varkala. Once it was the permanent place of British administration. From the lighthouse nearby, wonderful sight can be enjoyed.
In order to safeguard the erstwhile Trivandrum city, Travancore rulers have made this fort which has the famous Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple at its heart. It has got its name as the entrance was to the east side and there lays a famous palace called as a kuthira Mallika palace. Earlier the city was inside this fort and some of the parts got ruined. As an added attraction there is a Ganesha temple inside the fort.
Set amidst lavishly wooded beautiful gardens, the Napier museum has a striking building with a unique architectural design is a wealth of bronze and stone sculpture also an exhibition of modern handicrafts from the state design centre. The Natural history exposition is a collection of stuffed animals and birds, skeletons and fossil remains. The Napier Museum was based on a very beautiful form of domestic art and started in the year 1857; the museum was the idea of J.A Brown, then director of the Trivandrum Observatory and general William Cullen, the then British resident. The catching attraction in this museum is that of the sword of great and first Martyrs of Indian freedom struggle, Velu Thampi Dhalava, the precious heirloom presented to kind of Kilimanoor palace on his military expedition to Mannadi and later handed over to the president of India. Currently, it is displayed here. Extravagant wood carvings, stone sculptures and coin collections are the key elements of interest in this museum. Exploring this museum with your family including children to inculcate good knowledge to them on ancient artifacts and history, family tour packages to Kerala allows on to visit these places effectively.
SREE CHITHIRA ENCLAVE
Located in the museum compound in Trivandrum, Sree Chithira enclave is actually a personal museum which has started functioning in 1993 in the memory of Sree Chithira Tirunal Bala Rama Varma who was the last Maharaja of Travancore depicts the history of the royal family of Travancore and its contributions to the growth of Kerala. the chariots used by king and queen along with medals, stamps, coins, swords and other belongings of the royal family is exhibited here. The socio-cultural history, geography and evolution of Travancore state is clearly narrated here. The real stories of past are interestingly narrated through a series of narrative mural paintings.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
A must be visited place for children and students is located near Mascot hotel, offers an insight into the impressive growth achieved by India in scientific and technological fields. A planetarium is working inside the museum which is the first hybrid planetarium in India with tilted dome for presenting astronomical classes with a live show. This is the biggest projection screen in South India having provision for projecting night sky of any location on earth at any point of time using an optomechanical projector.
With these mentions, it is evident that more than a tourist spot of beaches and hills, Trivandrum is actually the history hub of Kerala preserved efficiently inculcating new technologies.
Kerala the stunning location, flourished with greenish beauty of natural attractions. Through an awesome kerala tour packages from delhi, you can enjoy the beauty of Kerala largely…And here are few destinations in which you may wish to travel along with feasible amount of money. These are really fabulous to watch and thrilling to travel. You can access these attractive destinations from Dream holidays, the leading tour operators in Kerala and their better and effective amenities are really gorgeous.
Attapadi Reserve woodland is a protected place and a significant mountain valley positioned in the Palakkad district. And the Attapadi hill station is one of the surprisingly tourist destinations in Kerala. Attapadi is one of the maximum exciting and beautiful destination in Kerala. The region which covered with lush inexperienced Mountain cloaks and sizable woodland degrees and it unfold overran place of 745 sq.km. And it also consists of the biggest tribal agreement in the country. The tribes which include Mudugas, Irulas and kurumbars. They observe unique existence patterns which can be totally distinct from others.
Malleshwara mudi is one of the best attractions located inside the Attapadi hills. The tribes worship the height Malleshwara represent ‘Lord Shiva’ and ‘Maha sivarathri’ is the highly popular festival celebrated here. Malleshwara mudi is seen from the Chemmanur Shiva Temple. Silent Valley national Park is situated near to Attapadi and its miles one of the distinctly popular tourist destinations in Kerala. November to March is the peak time of Attapadi, during that season the mountains are included with snowdrops and anywhere we can see that mild drizzles. Karuvera Waterfalls, Varamadimala, Perumal Mudi, Nilgiri Biosphere Park, Bhavani River, Calvary Mount Kurishumala and Attapadi Churam are the alternative interesting locations in Attapadi. Most of these locations are blessed with wild and natural beauty, also fresh and nourishing air. Make a fantastic adventure to Attapadi and stay with nature.
Munnar is one of the pretty popular traveler vacation spot located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Its excellent flora and fauna are lovely splendor and it is beyond our expectancies. You could desire to revel in a beautiful kerala honeymoon packages with airfare to this captivating greenish land, after which absolute confidence it’s miles one of the memorable stories of your existence. Munnar is a land full of captivating destinations consists of Cheeyappara waterfalls, valara waterfalls, Mattupetty dam, Mattupetty dairy farm, echo point, Kundala Lake, Rajamalai or Eravikulam national park, Nyayamkadu waterfalls, top stations, Marayoor, Marayoor sand timber wooded area, Thoovanam waterfalls, Tea museum, Atukkad waterfalls, Blossom Park, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary and Lakkom waterfalls. These kinds of captivating points of interest fascinate home as well as foreign vacationers so simply Munnar is the ‘Kashmir of Kerala’.
Throughout the way to Munnar, you can wish to go to the stunning image factor that is the first rate for image shoots. The greenish surroundings are ideal for sightseeing also. The factor is located on the primary road with going for walks visitors. Later you could visit Mattupetty dam that is located simply 10 km far away from the Munnar town and is one of the maximum scenic places in Munnar. The dam is built in 1953, and placed on pinnacle Station Avenue. The dam is surrounded by tea plantations and timber hills, and boating in the Mattupetty Lake is a memorable experience to visitors through an amazing Kerala applications. Mattupetty is also well-known for the Indo-Swiss dairy farm, a pleasing place to visit. Echo point is another stunning place approximately 15 km away from Munnar, by no means neglect to go there and scream as a whole lot as loud you could, then look forward to a couple of minutes you could hear your echo lower back. The vicinity which gets the name Echo factor because of the natural phenomenon happened right here. Hiking and mount walks are the sports befell on this scenic place, and the mist wind continually creates heavenly environment.
The beauty of Vagamon is beyond words. The chilled and exciting climate of Vagamon is perfectly matched for a honeymoon trips. The inexperienced meadows and captivating pine forests are the major sights of Vagamon. The hill station Vagamon posse’s first-rate weather so it is able to be visited at some stage in the year. The green meadows are one of the thrilling geographical structures and its intense splendor draws traffic from everywhere in the world. Some other main destination is the remarkable pine forests. The enchanting pine forests and green meadows are collectively growing the Vagamon one of the celebrated hill stations in the world. And Kurishumala Ashram is famous pilgrim center as well as traveler destination situated in Vagamon.
Wayanad is a hill station blessed with lush-inexperienced landscapes and mesmerizing beauty. The serene splendor of Wayanad is located in the Western Ghats. The vicinity is a leading traveler vacation spot and its miles greater appropriate for kerala honeymoon packages from delhi applications. The calm and chilled climate of Wayanad is extra favorites for the newly married couples. The vicinity enclosed with dense forests, relaxing environment and smog-top hills. The district Wayanad is located at an altitude of 700 m-2100 m above from the ocean degree. And it contains splendid holiday spot like plantations of tea and spices, pristine waterfalls, amazing wildlife along with ancient monuments. In step with the archeological evidence, the Wayanad caves are exhibited greater than 3000 years in the past. So it’s clear that wayanad ride is one of the unforgettable trips to your lifestyles. The beauty and freshness of the location convey a nice power on your lifestyles.
Vythiri and Meppadi are a few leading tea plantations in Wayanad. The satisfactory season to go to the plantations is in monsoon. The plantations which incorporate Kerala spices like, cardamom pepper clove and ginger too. The peoples and government are assisting tourism thoroughly. That is one of the robust purposes to turn the district wayanad is a main vacation spot. These kinds of plantations are awesome in terms of splendor and climate. The view of plantations is right for taking photographs and movie pasteurizations any other commonplace sight in this area.
Ramakkalmedu is a famous hill station placed in the Idukki district of Kerala. It’s fantastic beauty just beyond words. And the region is famous for its numerous windmills and panoramic splendor. Ramakkalmedu is perfect for Kerala journey, and its enthralling greenery just exceptional. Ramakkalmedu is placed 15 km far from Nedumkandam within the Munnar-Thekkady course. You may experience the splendor of wind continuously in this area also grasslands and shola forests are the opposite striking points of interest in this vacation spot. The place has few of ancient significance also; a huge statue of the Kuravan and Kurathi is located at the top of the hills, which can be folk’s memories of the sangam period. So by no means ignore Ramakkalmedu throughout your Kerala excursion, and Thokkumpalam, Kumily and Kattappana are the nearest cities of this region. Make a journey and experience the wind.
Thekkady is one of the appealing traveler locations in India, and its lush inexperienced natural beauty is simply great. Thekkady is positioned within the Idukki district near to Kerala-Tamilnadu border. Thekkady is the place of Periyar country Wide Park and the sanctuary is famous for dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, deciduous forests and savanna grasslands. The Periyar wild existence sanctuary is spread throughout 777 km with thick green forests. It contains various wild animals consist of elephants, sambar, gaur, tiger, Nilgiri-langurs and lion tailed macaques and so on.
The outlook for Thekkady Lake is individual and super boating is usually available for the guests. One of the exciting attractions in Thekkady is the herds of elephant, deer and bison that come all the way down to drink from the lake. The boating which gives a memorable experience to all. Thekkady Lake is an artificial one shaped by way of Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar River. Travelers can also construct pride via fantastic hiking, one of the adventures interest happening in Thekkady. Important hiking areas in Thekkady encompass Pullumedu, Kurishumala close to Kumily, and Ottakathalamedu near Kumily and Grampy near Vandiperiyar.
Vacationers can also visit diverse attractive destinations in Thekkady consist of Anakkara, Chellarkovil, Mangala Devi temple, Kumily, Murikkady, Vandiperiyar, Vandanmedu, Pandikhuzhy, Ramakkalmedu and Pullumedu etc.Come and make refreshment for the minds with best kerala packages offers by DreamHolidays
All inclusive Holiday concepts have become one of the fastest growing ways of vacationing. Globally recognized tourist places like Andaman has been experiencing the benefits of increasing demands of such All Inclusive Andaman tour packages that are offered by recognized tour operators like Andaman Great Escape, making the pristine island land a globally recognized tourism spot. These packages are designed for families with kids, romantic couples and singles, and include everything from the airfare to accommodation, food and drinks and sometimes entertainment and recreational activities.
But when it comes to our dream holiday, we all have this tug between such online tour packages and doing it all by our self. But if you want to travel with a free mind, without the hassle of any travel arrangements then the best way to do it is by availing some best holiday packages. And the most tempting thing about travel packages is the offers on the market are unlimited. But in order to make the most out of your trip, it is better to choose a big, popular agency when deciding to go for an all inclusive holiday. This way you will be able to make sure that you are getting the most value for your money and best deals. Here some advantages of choosing all-inclusive holiday packages.
It’s a hassle-free Experience
When you are traveling with an all inclusive holiday package , then you wouldn’t have to worry about researching on the internet about the places you want to visit, or where to stay, what to eat, matching reasonable airplane tickets etc. The companies offering this type of deals such as Andaman Great Escape, and their expert travel professionals will take care of everything. And your only job will be to get away from your routines, relax and enjoy every moment of your vacation.
Better Cost saving
Another advantage of an all inclusive holiday package is that it is a great way to save up some money. There will be a tight competition between the tour management companies so all of them will try to provide you with great deals matching your budget in order to attract more customers and outsmart their competitors, and there will be also last minute kind of deals, and off seasons deals, deals for traveling with family etc. It is the best way to get the maximum value for your money. And there would be hardly any need to spend extra money as everything will be included in the cost of the packages.
You can save on time
With booking a holiday package, you will be saving time on research and finding other travel arrangements for your trip. Booking each part of vacation separately can be tiring and time-consuming. And an all-inclusive holiday can save you from all these time-consuming processes. And on top of that, once you reach your destination, you wouldn’t have to lose your valuable time organizing stuff if you have everything planned beforehand.
It’s safe traveling
There are a lot of beautiful and exciting destinations out there, but all of them might not be safe. And the advantage of visiting such places with the aid of some Authorized tour packages that your safety is taken care of with utmost care. The travel operators would be completely aware of the situations and particular places you visit, the risks and safe zones and time for your holiday.
You will get arrangements beyond your expectations
When you plan a vacation all by yourself, chances are that you won’t be getting arrangements that meet your expectations. This happens when you are not an experienced traveler and do not have much idea about the hotel rates, places you are visiting etc. And when you book with travel packages, you will be getting better conditions regarding rooms, travel arrangements etc.
You will get chance to socialize with people with same interest
Beside best value for money and better arrangements, this is the best thing about booking a holiday package. Especially if you are traveling with your family, it is more preferable to be in a group with same interests than other noisy passengers. With family holiday packages, you will get a chance to socialize with other families and take part in organized group activities which would be fun for the kids.
You can get a lot of options to choose from
Whether you want to go for a family trip, romantic getaways, beach holidays, group tours you will be presenting with a myriad of options to choose from. You can also choose the budget, luxury hotels, travel arrangements that match your budget. An all inclusive holiday package is the best way to travel without burning your pocket.
Additional facilities and options for entertainment
Additionally, a complete holiday package will let you enjoy the destination at your own pace and also time to indulge in entertainment activities. Each resort and hotels will have their own set of entertainment activities for the guests and keep them amused. But when you organize your travel solo, you might not be able to find out the hotel or resorts that meet your interests.
We all have dreams to spend our holidays in some exotic locations where you can pamper yourself with some lavish luxurious activities, spa treatments, heavenly views and all sort of top-notch amenities. If you are putting it long, because you think it’s beyond your budget capability, then with an inclusive holiday package it can b possible.
The itinerary is completely customizable
Most of the holiday packages have customizable itineraries that will let you include additional sightseeing spots, activities and a lot more
Professional guidance will assist you in every step
Your entire journey will be planned by expert professionals and you will be getting proper assistance from travel experts.
Free tourist visa assistance
Your travel consultants will also assist you in VISA process and booking tickets and other formal procedures.
You can book in advance as per your time
If you book in advance you will be getting more deals and discount
The final payment can be made before the trip starts, and all the payment regarding hotel booking, ticket booking, sightseeing will be included in the payment.
All inclusive holiday packages are unique and can be a once in a lifetime experience for anyone. It is not something you will experience every day. The all-inclusive packages like Andaman tour packages from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and from other major cities let you have advantages like relaxation, safer and great value for your money. This would be a slice of heaven for any traveler.
Kerala is a beholding exciting tourist attraction and an alluring tourist spot in South India. Kerala holiday packages for family presents the every travel enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy a kaleidoscope of travel experiences. And the best way to enjoy the charming wildlife, exotic hill stations and major attractions of this vibrant state is to travel with some trusted tour operators like Gogeo Holidays, who will take you the best of this real paradise on earth. There are various interesting tour packages that cover major destinations like Munnar, Thekkady, and Alleppey in different duration. When you travel to Kerala, you will be visiting temples and religious places, wildlife sanctuaries, or you might want to go and have a quick dip in the rivers, lakes, and beaches, or take some rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments and there are so many things to explore. And there are certain etiquettes to follow, and some things you should know as a foreigner while traveling to this vibrant state, so that you won’t feel out of place. Here are some useful tips for tourists.
Planning to Have a Religious Exploration?
Is photographing Places and People are Ok?
The most enticing thing about taking pictures is that they let us capture the moment and cherish the memories for long. And who won’t feel to stop and take some snaps when they visit a green paradise like Kerala? When you travel with Kerala Tour packages from Bangalore and other major cities in India, you might not know about whether you would seek permission or not while taking photographs. In most of the places except some wildlife sanctuaries or hydel tourist spots taking photographs are absolutely fine.
Some Culinary Tips.
Kerala cuisine is something that should not be missed on your Kerala trip. This typical south Indian delicacies will be a treat for your taste buds. Kerala offers some best healthy breakfasts in the entire world. When you go out to explore some culinary delicacies during your amazing Kerala tour packages, keep in mind this useful tips.
Do’s and Don’ts in the Jungle
Kerala is blessed with a unique geography as well as an amazing wildlife in most prominent hill stations. Most of these wildlife sanctuaries offer a unique picnic spot also.In these places you can witness some amazing flora and fauna, have splendid boating experiences midst of vibrant wildlife and so much more during your trip with family holiday packages kerala. Here are some useful tips for your jungle safaris.
Want to swim in Rivers, lakes, and beaches?
Kerala is blessed with pristine seashores, and the sleeping lagoon that sure to take anyone’s breath away. So when you have the urge to get a quick dip in waters, keep in mind these useful tips
Traveling to Kerala can be a whole thrilling experience and can become an unforgettable experience for anyone is you keep these certain guidelines in your mind. If you are traveling with some idea Tour packages, then there would be proper assistance and guidance of expert professionals to guide your wonderful Kerala Holiday Packages properly. So before getting ready to go and pack your bags keep in minds some travel tips to avoid getting in trouble.