Ayurveda and a Healing Lesson of it

Only when one rises to the reality can he or she starts following the right way of living. I had been on my journey of enlightenment when I had been busy climbing the great Himalayas. But little did I know that I would end up having a sprain in my leg and a dislocated spine when I would reach back home. I belonged to Gods own country and there was no way that I was going to just give up on trying to get up as quickly as possible. So right after I went through an operation, I took rest for few weeks as per the doctor prescribed. The strain on my leg had still remained throughout. And the final plan was to go to a Nurturing Ayurvedic Resort in Kerala as per my mom’s decision. So we packed and set off to the resort for three days. I had been waiting to get out and escape from the bed as well as from the closed rooms. The resort was located at Munnar and was named Aura Ayurveda & spa.  As we reached they took me in a wheelchair to our room even when I insisted that I could walk. The place felt more comfortable than home as it was located amidst nature. And that was one major factor that helped me in feeling a lot more refreshed. My mother helped me get down the stairs where my personal instructor who was an Ayurveda doctor joined me. He explained everything regarding my condition after seeing my reports and said it was just a small sprain which required enough attention for healing.

My three days of treatment included two major treatments. One of them was Pada Abhayangam and the other one was Foot reflexology.  Pada Abhayangam was the first treatment that I underwent on the first day in the morning. They poured medicated herbal oil onto my leg and began massaging it. The five marmas on the leg were what they had been focusing on in order to see to it that more attention is given to the everything. The improvement of the peripheral circulation was also being aimed through it. My legs felt sturdier after the first go of treatment as well. They had also given my mom, sesame oil on the first day which had to be used even after my treatment here for a continuous period of 2 weeks. As it was Ayurveda, the healing would take more time as no side effects would come along with it, unlike the other treatments which require the intake of medicines. As I was done with the treatment, I went to the lawn that had been there in the premises of the center. The workers in the place had been taking care of the plants in the place and I sat on the grass feeling the mist of the place. The scenery was worth staring at and I felt a lot more rejuvenated being in the place. Tiny birds had been fluttering around and I had been sitting simply watching the fountain in the small pond that had been created in between.

Some people had been using Wifi as it was being provided in this Reviving Ayurvedic Spa in Kerala. But I was just not feeling to use mobile phones or headsets. All I wanted to do was stay on the lawn and stare at the birds. In some time people who had also been taking treatments came out to play badminton and other games. All the requirements for it were being done by the people working in the resort. After striding around we got back for lunchtime. Vegetarian food was being followed as it is considered as the best food for consumption. They had been producing the vegetables there itself due to which it had the tag of organic vegetables. After consuming just enough of food from the buffet, I went to my room and took some rest. They soon called me to the room on the phone and asked me to get ready for my session of foot reflexology. It was being done to reduce the pain as well as to improve blood circulation.Usually, reflexology is done for the whole body where the body is divided into zones and treated. But as I did not require it, my doctor had asked me to undergo three sessions of foot reflexology.

In just one day, my leg felt a lot better. The treatments had been pulling off the pain from my legs in each stroke of massage. My legs also felt much softer probably due to the herbal oil that was being used for the message. And it seemed much better than a pedicure to be honest. After the treatment, my doctor asked me to walk barefoot on the grass lawn. This is usually one major way through which nature can help in healing. Positive energy and something more comes from the earth to the body through this. In fact, most of the protective measures we take like wearing sandals and shoes are to be relaxed in a while especially at parks and gardens. After spending some great time in the park with the other people, I went inside to the swimming pool and had a good time in the baby pool that had been there as I could not strain my body through swimming, for a while.

The food that was served in the night was quite exciting where they had barbecued vegetables in the tastiest way ever. After having just enough food I spend some time playing indoor games which had again been provided by the resort. Through this, I was also getting to know the people who had been there. In the night I could sleep much better than usual days which had also been told to me by my instructor. This went on for three days and I was much healthier and fit than what I had been in the last few months. The benefit of being on the Rejuvenating  Kerala Ayurveda Packages was more than what I had expected from it. On returning from the place, I felt like I was bidding bye to a school with a whole lot of life lessons through which I could be more healthy and fit as well.

The Indelible Stay at the Munnar Hill Station

Kerala is a paradise located on earth where the people get to the escapade in the wildest of nature. And when fed with all the best facilities for travel, the journey becomes the best of all time. I belonged to Raipur and had no absolute plan of traveling to Kerala until our family friends had taken a trip to Munnar, ‘The Kashmir of south India’. We decided to explore this beautiful destination and set off on a family tour to Kerala from Chattisgarh. As we reached the Cochin International Airport, we got into the cab that had been sent to us by the Stunning Resorts in Kerala we had booked beforehand. It was evening and the sun was setting. As we drove through,  we passed through agricultural lands and evergreen grasslands and finally reached our destination after a three-hour drive.

It was night and our resort Broad Bean had been illuminated with decorative lights. The climate had been cold and soothing and we wanted to spend some time outside in the foggy night when the manager came and told us that they had a moon terrace and our dinner would be served there in a short while. So we went to our executive rooms and freshened up before going for the dinner. As we reached the moon terrace, we got the aroma of chicken and vegetables being barbequed and got to see all the people residing inside the resort there. A table had been exclusively booked for us where our food was served. Music had been playing we had been hogging all the delicious food.Candlelight dinner was being provided to the couples sitting on the other side of the terrace and the place seemed much more romantic with all the red balloons and candles that had been there.

We got down to the service counter after dinner in order to get some extra blankets and they informed us that we just had to inform them through the room service call. I also inferred regarding the confirmation of cab for our travel through Munnar for the next day and comfortably went to bed. The next day we got ready to travel while our breakfast reached us in room service. After taking everything necessary, we left to the first destination of our travel, Top Station. We reached the top after walking or rather trekking a short distance and reached the top from where we got to see the real beauty of Western Ghats. We felt like the clouds had been moving through us and could feel the mist on our feet. Mornings could not have been any better than at this destination. We walked through the place and enjoyed the sights of greenness everywhere. In some time we left for the next destination which was the Echo point which was also located nearby. The specialty of the destination was in the name itself. The echo that returns from this place is quite a fascination. And crazy people can have much more fun here screaming and howling into the air. We spend more time here before the sun started to spread its scorching heat in the place. We rode back to the resort for our lunch as our next destination of the visit was located on the same way. As we reached the Best Resort in Munnar, we got to see people who had been busy in outdoor games playing badminton and basketball. We asked them to serve us room service so that we could rest for some time as the trekking had got us quite tired.

After 2 hours, we walked down and got to see people who had come for spa services which are also being provided by the resort. We began our drive to Attukal Waterfalls. The destination was located in some 9 kilometers and we reached the eco-spot in a short drive. The place was lit in nature and was such a mesmerizing sight one could capture. We walked through a wooden bridge which added to the beauty of the place. Nature had never given me this level of satisfaction ever before. And the best part of Munnar was that the place just shimmered in nature and no infrastructure had overtaken the beauty of this land. We walked further more and could not take he our eyes off the falls. The adventurers were having a great time trekking here while we had been enjoying the view from the distance. The place captivated us for more than two hours as most of us did not really want to return back. But since it is not advised to travel during the night time at Munnar, we rode back to our resort.and decided to have a swim in the pool. Kids had already been playing in the kids’ pool while we took over the main pool.

When we reached back, the housekeeping had cleaned our room and we slide into our extra comfortable beds for some time. We walked to the small pond that had been there and spends some time pedaling the boat there. Even though there were enough Kerala hotels nearby, we were happy that we had chosen this place to stay as the facilities provided were quite good. And as far as Munnar is concerned, along with enjoying sightseeing and trekking, one should also take time to enjoy the climate of the place which we had been pursuing in this resort. We also called the service counter and booked a body spa for the next day. We could hear various sounds from the surroundings which probably belonged to birds. We walked through the resort and got to see a babysitting room for the baby residents. But none of them had been inside. We went to the restaurant and ordered tow coffee takeaways and walked sipping it to the room. Carrom board and coins had been kept on the table and we decided to play together for some time. We walked to the moon terrace which had already become my favorite place in the resort. We were served with varieties of seafood this time and it was a dinner delight for us.

The next day we packed some hot crispy vada for breakfast and started on our journey to Photo point. This destination was quite famous for taking pictures and hence we had charged our DSLR camera. We reached the place and surprisingly, photographers had been there helping the people take pictures. We clicked some with our camera and asked the photographer to get some group pictures of hours after which we left to the next destination which was tea gardens. when we reached the location. all we could see was tea plantations spread out to acres. The view was more than mesmerizing and we were eager to pluck some leaves by ourselves which the locals allowed us to do. We also got some fresh tea powder from the center there and got down to a garden where we were provided with hot packed food from our resort. We sat and had it in the garden and it was definitely a great experience.Our two exciting days were over and we were to return back to the airport in order to catch our night flight. More than the destinations, we were sure that we would be missing the Thrilling Budget Resort in Munnar as they had hosted us in the best possible way. We thanked the manager and cleared all our dues before leaving. The best thing that happened when we were returning was that we were packed with some snacks for our travel along with fresh juices and that was when we realized that the trip was one of the best with the best memories.

Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala!

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Kerala is definitely the most attractive place south India, perfect for honeymoon holidays. The intrinsic beauty of Munnar, the enchanting forests of Thekkadi and Wayanad, the pristine beaches of Kovalam and Mararikkulam, the lush backwaters of Allepey and Kollam, and the gregarious and entertaining Kochi are all equally perfect for the Best Kerala Honeymoon Packages. Choosing to visit 5 of these locations will give the honeymoon tourists, the best of Kerala’s nature and landscapes. There’s a lot you can explore and do here than you would ever have thought of. Mere travel will not help you understand the essence of Kerala and let you enjoy the place to the maximum. It is a mix of exploration combined with adventure, relaxation, entertainment, and the cuisine that gives the tourists the perfect holiday experiences of their life. The most astounding fact about Kerala is that you get the best of all these and more during your holidays here. There’s this perfect blend of nature, tradition, and modernity available in all popular tourist destinations of the state. Being a 100% literate state, education and technology reach out to far corners of the state as does the social and political awareness. Hospitality is a part of Kerala’s culture and that’s why even homes are willing to take in a few guests, even strangers, as they give away a part of their home for homestays, sharing their travel experience and food with the tourists. Here I am listing 5 such destinations of Kerala, and how you can make your honeymoon here the most special days of your life. They are so popular that you will find information about these locations in many sites. But I bet no one would have told you these:

Enjoy some adventure at Munnar

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Munnar is definitely a beautiful place that arouses the romance in honeymoon couples. But it is as much loved by the adventure enthusiasts too. There are some amazing destinations where you can get dissolved in nature and be a part of it without a hint of technology. Visiting places such as Top station, Thommankuthu, Mattuppetty, and the tea gardens can be the most relaxing holiday plans for your Kerala Honeymoon Packages. But if you need some adrenaline rush, hire a bicycle and hit the road to explore the hills and valleys of Munnar. You can cycle through the winding roads on the tea estates early in the morning with your partner, to enjoy the most enchanting sunrise sceneries of your life. Similarly, do come here to try some trekking, camping, and forest safari to keep your adrenalin pumping. In fact, adventure tourism is the most trending aspect of holidays in the hill stations of Munnar and Idukki. So explore these too while you are in Munnar.

 

Go on a Plantation tour at Thekkady

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Thekkady’s tiger reserves and jungles are quite popular among the honeymoon tourists. But the most interesting holiday experiences can be sought at the most beautiful plantations in Thekkadi. Otherwise, a visit to Thekkady will have hardly a day’s plan of boating at the Periyar Reserve and a jungle safari at the Tiger Reserve where you will some animals only if you are lucky. Instead, visiting a tea estate, coffee plantation or a vegetable farm will offer you a great holiday experience in Thekkady. Many tour operators offer amazing plantation tours now with a stay in secluded and romantic plantation resorts where you can enjoy some privacy amidst the stunning landscapes created by nature. You can even spend a couple of days exploring these plantations to the core.

Explore Allepey on a Canoe

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Allepey’s houseboats are quite famous among the tourists. What you must try out is to explore the smaller water channels of Allepey on small wooden canoes during your Best Kerala Honeymoon Packages. You will be stunned at the lush landscapes and villages that flourish around the waterways of Allepey. These people still use the canoes to travel around, trade and to transport goods from on village to another and are quite efficient in that. You can forget about traffic jams, dust, and heat while traveling through Allepey’s waterways. It is an experience which involves a little bit of adventure also as balancing yourself on the canoe is not an easy job! The best part of these tours would be that you can enjoy the hospitality of the friendly locals and taste some yummy homely food with fish and non-vegetarian dishes they offer. These are things you will definitely miss in the most luxurious houseboat cruises!

Spend some solitary moments at Marari beach

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Mararikkulam is about 100 kms from Kochi and near Allepey. Ranked as one of the top 5 beaches in the world, Marari beach is a must-visit which many couples miss out. So you mark this place in your honeymoon travel chart to enjoy the most tranquil beach in Kerala. The place not at all crowded and is very clean. You can opt to stay in one of the traditional resorts nearby that offer traditional Kerala food. These resorts are mostly built in typical Kerala architecture using a lot of wood and terracotta tiles for roofing. Do not miss the Ayurvedic clinics here that offer rejuvenating massages and wellness treatments that will leave you completely refreshed.

Nurture your love for food at Kochi

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People visit Kochi to have a lot of fun. There are a lot of modern entertainment options available in Kochi and it is the best place to shop for anything and everything under the sun! But I will tell you another reason to visit Kochi on your Kerala Honeymoon Tour Packages and that’s the variety of cuisine available here. Kochi has a lot of people who come from different parts of Kerala and they have brought with them their exclusive cuisines and flavors which you can relish in the specialty restaurants in the city. The city has some of the best restaurants in Kerala even though they cannot compete with the flavors of the Malabar region.

HOW CAN THE CONCEPT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PROTECT THE KERALA BACKWATERS?

Backwater Riding in Kerala

We are familiar with the concept of ‘Swatch Bharata’ or otherwise, clean India. Indians is a prodigious land and it is the duty of every citizen to keep it cleans not for enhancing its beauty but also to preserve the legacy of many great personalities who fought to get our land back. In India, the famous and popular state, which had elongated its fame cutting the boundaries of many countries, Kerala the real Gods own country is the epitome of culture and tradition. To maintain up the purity of this God-given land, a great effort must be followed every day. We know the condition of cleanliness in Kerala but neglecting all these, more inflow of tourists are experienced every year.

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Tourism in Kerala alone is reaping more part of the revenue. The reason is that people coming from faraway places do respect the existence of the state and they value the traditions followed here. Even many traits are being exported to foreign countries for practicing. At the same time, we are here making our state untidy by erupting pollution and violating the rules more than that not even doing our duties daily. It is our responsibility to clean our state for welcoming guests same as we do in our own houses. With this concept, the responsible tourism has taken its form.  The sole pride of Kerala tourism, Kerala backwaters is what which more needs care as, to witness its eminence lakhs of tourists are arriving yearly. They are really fond of booking any Kerala backwater packages to experience the charm of being inside a houseboat. At this point, it is our duty to maintain the cleanliness at these spots. This doesn’t mean that we must go to the destination and clean the garbage but at least, we can help ourselves to not make it untidy while we travel on these houseboats or during sightseeing.

 

We often see in the advertisements that the Kerala backwaters are addressed as the fascinating Water world in the earth. What actually happens is that the public markets are masking the plastic rust and bio-waste in the area. Is that sound really pride for us? Definitely not, and we must conceive the fact that Kerala is our land. As the first step of responsible tourism initiative, the effort was to make the Vembanad Lake purged of garbage. Vembanad Lake is the artery through which the backwater tour progresses. Houseboats are the major medium of water transport on which tourists enjoy the panorama of the adorable water world. Since the geography of some destinations is such that the water levels of a backwater, as well as the village, are same, we can enjoy sitting inside the houseboat itself and to get a view of rural lives. These houseboats are fitted with all luxuries and comfort, perfect for a stay. Thus the increased demand for Kerala Houseboat package is experienced day by day. Since more inflow of tourists is experienced at these locations, Government has focused the introduction of responsible tourism at these places. By doing so it is mobilizing the support of each and every individual linked with the tourism. There was interaction will all stakeholders and sought their support. 

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In an effort to create more employment for many locals involved in tourism directly or indirectly, now the concept of responsible tourism has expanded its mandate to cover the preservation of ecology and environment too. Since the concept stresses on the organic involvement at the local level, the objective can be achieved well. The coordination committee interacted with houseboat, motorboat and Shikara boat owners to lessen their pollution in water while conducting the tourism. They replied that it is not just them who are involved in degradation of the backwaters but other factors too. Also, their future lies with the health of these adorable wetlands. Thus by the joint effort, a committee named Vembanad Kayal Samyukta Samraksha Samithi was formed headed by a houseboat owner. This venture is focusing on the cleaning of the Vembanad Lake for which 5 lakhs rupees has been allocated.  Even many resort owners are contributing towards it. Also, besides this effort for a cleaning drive, this group has appointed local units to manufacture paper and cloth bags in an effort to replace plastic bags.

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The Ashtamudi Lake, which is the gateway of backwater tourism, is also included in the list. We know that most of the tourists prefer houseboat rides and the income from these luxuriously cruising resorts many benefit some but concerning others, especially the rural households living on the banks of the waters. Actually, the poorly regulated houseboat tourism is the main reason that is indirectly affecting the ecosystem, fish species, and water qualities as well. Certain initiatives from the responsible tourism coordination can regulate this and there will be active participation of small local communities like Kudumbhasree, Karshika Samithi and all. Even the tour planners providing exotic Kerala backwater tour packages can help by active checking on the tourists arriving and regulating their activities without making them uncomfortable. Some norms must be followed once you are on a tour especially on preserving the ecosystem there. Kumarakom has successful, completion of responsible tourism concept and it ensured women empowerment, employment opportunities, and exhibition of local handicrafts and active rural tourism. It is with this pace, we all must progress and ensure a clean Kerala backwaters. 

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An escape from the capital city of India to Kerala

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” 
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Kerala is a biodiversity hub where the people get to see a lot of tourist sites. As one travels through the ways here, he indulges into the mother nature and escapes into the wildernesses of the place. A lot of places hence house both flora and fauna which makes the whole ecosystem of the location. As one view the Gods own country from an airplane, all that he gets to see is either water or greenery of the land. In order to witness this one should surely come on a Kerala tour package with price that is affordable in which people can see the best destinations of the place. I decided to take the opportunity of visiting Kerala along with my friends from our office.  As the public holidays arrived, we decided to set on this trip from Delhi, to the other end of India.
We flew to the Kozhikode International airport as one among our team belonged to this district. It didn’t take us long to reach the place where he lived. We were treated quite well with biryanis and a lot of snacks and fruits. The journey had been quite tiring due to which I had almost everything that had been kept in front of me. At the end, my friend also served us Kozhikode Halwa which was indeed a delight to my stomach. In fact, the delicious food of Kerala welcomed us and we felt quite good in being welcomed that way.  We had already decided that we would be going to few places at Kozhikode, the next day in order to explore this Malabar region.
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   The first place where we set to explore was the Thusharagiri waterfalls. In order to reach the falls, we had to trek up the hills. And we would never complain as anyone would feel like hiking here due to the plantations that surround the place. There were three hills located here which were the Erattumukku, Mazhavil Chattom, and Thumbithullum Para. As I walked, I could hear the sounds of insects and the humming of birds. I also got to see some birds which I had never spotted anywhere before. People had been growing pepper and other spices there. We reached the falls which had been cascading in grace. The view was amazing and it seemed to be flowing from nowhere. As we had come from Delhi we had not been to so many waterfalls. Even though there are few of them located in Rajasthan and Shimla we had to travel a long way to reach it. On being on this Kerala tour package from Delhi we had been on an escape trip. The major escape was from the pollution there due to which just being in these eco-spots were of joy to us. After sitting there and resting for some time, we clicked some pictures of the place.
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           On trekking for half a day, people could reach the adjoining district which is Wayanad. But as our car had been waiting for us, we did not take that adventure and returned back to go to the next place on our list which was the Kakkayam dam. The aura of this place was more than just heart-warming. We went to the dam and took a short boat ride in it. Even though it was evening time we could feel the chilled air here on cruising through the dam. The trees still had the dewdrops falling beneath. Animals like goats and bisons had been grazing on the grass there. The whole view of the hills standing in between the grasslands was indeed amazing. After exploring the place, we left to the next place in between which we decided to have some food. The meals served here is quite special as they have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The seafood served here is outstanding as the spices on it makes it taste good. We went to the Vellari Mala which belonged to both Kozhikode and Wayanad. This is indeed an awesome place to trek up the hills. We walked through for some time as the weather had been good even though it was noon time. The huge trees that had been there made the view more beautiful.  Finally, we went to the famous Kozhikode beach which seemed crowded even on a weekday.
   Quite a lot of snacks were being served there out of which we had tasted some as we were hunger stricken. In some time we went back as the next day we had decided to go to Wayanad. It took us approximately 3 hours to reach this beautiful land. The drive along the route itself seemed adventurous. On the sides of the road, I had seen deer that had been grazing. Wildlife sanctuaries and parks are located in this place After hogging some breakfast we decided to go to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. After taking the necessary instructions from the forest department we set inside with a guide who accompanied us. Endangered as well as exotic species resided in this hub of nature. We walked in without making noise as it would shoo away the animals around the place. We got to see some wild cats which we had never seen anywhere before. The animal seemed to be carefree of our presence. We also got the sight of some exotic birds which kept fluttering around. After spending almost 3 hours inside we got out and went to the Chembra peak for trekking. Wayanad seemed to be an amazing place to visit on a honeymoon.
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There were quite a lot of places for the couples to visit here which we had avoided as we were more into trekking We had already suggested our couple friends from Delhi to visit this place for a memorable time. On coming on a Kerala honeymoon package from Delhi they could have privacy as well as peace compared to other crowded places. Also, there were not enough couple hangout places at the capital city. As we climbed up, we got to see a heart-shaped lake. Out of the places I had trekked in Kerala, this place seemed harder but totally worth as the sight ones to see from the top is priceless. It took us a long time to get back down. And had drained all the energy from us too. Hence we decided to stay over at a resort in Wayanad. The next day we went to the Kuruva Island. It was a small delta which had orchids all around it. Nature was purely at bliss as butterflies had been fluttering around which was a great sight. We had to get back to Kozhikode in order to fly back as our holidays were already over. So right after having some fun at Kuruva, we set back home.
      The specialty of Kerala indeed is not just the tourist destinations, but also the cuisines that are served to the people which call back any tourist to visit the place again. The accommodation sites here are also very welcoming where we get maximum comfort which helps in getting rid of travel sickness. Also, there are a number of destinations to visit and explore here which offers nature at its best. A trip through this land is hence the best option to take when planning to go on vacation with DreamHolidays.

 

End the Onam with a Blast in Water; Enjoy the Great Aranmula Boat Race, Weaving Traditions

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We Keralite have heard about the famous water regatta, Aranmula boat race, a part of our tradition. Do you know that an ancient life experience of a Brahmin late came to be evolved as the most respected and enjoyed culture of Kerala? We have witnessed its eminence in close; still, there are some including me who are not aware of its significance. This great festive like event is held on the last day of the harvest festival of Kerala, Onam that is Uthrittathy according to the Malayalam calendar. Since this day comes under the period when all the other boat races are scheduled, you can expect a number of visitors during this time. It is also a golden opportunity for those who have missed Nehru trophy boat race in Alleppey. More than the natives of Kerala, the people from other states or countries are more thrilled in watching these events. This time taking this fact into consideration, many travel organizers are arranging a trip in this Onam from other parts of the country as well. Let them enjoy and understand our tradition’s magnificence, as they always do. Native’s f Pune is more attracted to enjoy the water fiesta as they long to watch these kinds of game that arouse the spirit of people. Thus along with other trips in Kerala, the last day of Onam is purely dedicated to watching Aranmula boat race. It is not just the race, but there are some more attractions for this. Pune natives can enthrall on having the best Kerala meal this time and can ask for any vegetable curry they want. This is a special part of the day, where a sumptuous feast is organized for masses arranging a variety of Kerala traditional dishes. Thus, various trip packages like Enchanting Kerala tour packages from Pune including great kind of attractions to watch on this special day are arranged by various trip arrangers. Along with which the curious people from Pune can witness the temple, Sree Parthasarathy temple for which actually the event is well connected. Also, they can take away with them the most precious and auspicious special type of mirror, the famous Aranmula mirror. The interesting fact is that the material used for it is not glass but something else. Let’s find out what it is, before, which understanding the mythology of the temple is necessary.
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Sree Parthasarathy Temple

The Aranmula boat race has a strong connection with this temple. Actually, it is organized to offer tribute to the deity, Lord Krishna and the day when it is conducted is the annual celebration of the idol when it was installed. The presiding deity is Lord Krishna in the form of Parthasarathy, the role played by Lord Krishna as the Chariot of Arjuna, the Pandava prince in the great Mahabharata war. The temple is surrounded by various myths and the sight of the temple itself is awesome and majestic. This holy temple is located on the banks of river Pampa at Aranmula Village, about 128 kilometers from Trivandrum. The temple is said to have 1700 years old. An epic is related to the evolution of the temple is as such that after gaining victory in Mahabharata war, the Pandavas continued to live and at last made Parikshit, the grandson of Arjun the king and they left for pilgrimage. On the course of their pilgrimage, each of them has installed an idol of Lord Krishna in various places. Of which, Arjun has installed the idol at a place called Nilakkal Narayanapuram which was later taken to the present place. The idol was brought here with great welcome on a boat made of  6 bamboo sticks which later evolved into the name of the village as ‘Aranmula’ meaning the 6 bamboo sticks. This day is celebrated annually but how a boat race was envisaged is a story. There are four main entrances to this temple of which one points to the Pamba River. One noticing aspect is that the door of the sanctum sanctorum will never be fully closed. It is always partially closed so as to denote the permission given by Lord Krishna to his devotee, Arjun to visit him at any time. One needs to climb many steps if they are entering from east and North of the temple. Thus getting a chance to visit the temple premises and rituals is considered sacred. Natives of Pune can enjoy the ancient art form, Arjuna Nirtham on their tour free of cost.
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Valla Sadhya or Mass Feast

This is a unique mass feast arranged by the temple authorities as an offering to the Lord and devotees can attend the feast. It is a huge celebration of the temple, conducted on the auspicious birthday of the Lord, Ashtamirohini. Have you been to Kerala during this time? Since it is a festive time, the state will glitter in joy. Although being an off-season for tourism, you can watch many tourists arriving Kerala for the exclusive watch of these festivals like boat races especially along with Athachmayam and other rituals. To attract them, more package itineraries are included this time focusing on certain tourists like people from Bangalore and Pune.  The natives of Bangalore are more inclined to the technical world but are highly religious and jovial. What they seek most is the food in Kerala; this time they can get it with more pleasure as Vallasadya is here, where devotees are fed with Kerala meal having 45 dishes. Along with a sacred delicious meal in the temple premises, it is a chance for them to enjoy the boat race. Hence, various Kerala tour packages from Bangalore with low rate are including the visit to Aranmula village during Onam season. Around one lakh people will be attending the feast and you can ask for any dish, which will be served to you. Actually, this feast is arranged specially for the participants of the boat race or the crews of Palliyodans (snake boats). The legends say that during the ancient period the rice and other agricultural products were transported by driven boats on Pampa River to the King’s palace. Once a boat carrying these products got struck on the bank of the temple. Nobody could make it move even the soldiers of the king. The king asked his astrologer upon whom it was cleared that a Brahmin family is starving during Onam and is not able to cook anything due to poverty. They have prayed to the Lord and it is the magic of the god himself who made the boat to get stuck. The king decided to give a part of the products to the family even then the boat did not move. Then on further inspection, they came to know that there are more families there who are starving. The whole product in the boat was distributed to all families. Thus after this incident, the mass feast was arranged to the devotees during Onam, never letting anyone to stay empty stomach during Onam.  The oarsmen will come in a boat to the temple and the feast is for them.
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Aranmula Boat Race

After the incident of the Brahmin family, king dedicated to conducting boat as a token of respect to the deity. For the participants of the race, it is not just the matter of competition but they are actually celebrating the anniversary of the installation of the idol in this temple. Various snake boats or more commonly the Palliyodams where decorated and is head by a chief to control the oarsmen. After the morning, rituals in the temple and seeking blessings from God each team will set for the race. A great kind of spirit is aroused in everyone when they row the boat. Even the spectators will entertain the oarsmen by singing Vanchipattu. Thousands throng the banks of the river Pamba to watch the race exclusively. Thus during seasons, by checking the Best Kerala tour packages price, it is evident that these are not just thrilling the natives but is equally influencing the travel concepts of people from different places of the world.
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Aranmula Kannadi or Mirror

One famous aspect of the village is its unique mirror named Aranmula Kannadi. Unlike other mirrors, it is made using a unique combination of an alloy of copper and tin. There are families around the temple who are expert in making these mirrors. They have been doing this work for centuries and with much perfection. According to them, any flaws in making the mirror are considered undesirable and will bring bad omen. It has no glass surface and it is really worth. Devotees used to take these homes and believe that keeping this in the home can bring prosperity. A tedious work is behind its construction.
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Your trip to this holy village will be a worthy and soon check the availability to trip Kerala during this time, enjoy the big feast and behold the energetic boat race in the river Pamba.

 

Tour to the exotic land of natural harmony – Kerala

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If you ever have dreamed of spending your vacation in the lap of the scenic beauty of nature and natural elements then Kerala to the south of India is the land you should visit. I too was a person who was deeply in love with nature and all natural elements including the historical elements that have made each place unique and important in its own ways. On 8th of July at around 8.00 am I started my journey to the gods own country, Kerala. According to plan, the destination I was to visit was Munnar the queen of hill stations, and Ernakulam the heart of Kerala. To say in specific it was not much a tiring journey from Mumbai to Kerala via flight. I reached Ernakulam international airport at 12.00pm and got a cab to check into a well-facilitated budget hotel. To find a Luxurious Hotels in Kochi, with the facilities you need at a budget price is the most difficult task. After searching for a while I finally checked into Broad Bean hotel in Ernakulam near the south railway station, it was the perfect place for me to stay in budget price and the best stay from where I can get the complete access of the city. After checking in and refreshing I had my lunch cum breakfast from the hotel. The time was just 1.00 pm so I decided to start my tour of the city from Mangalavanam literally the green lung of Kochi. Just 30 min drive from the hotel Mangalavanam is located near the Ernakulam high court. The forest is literally filled with a number of migratory birds they get highly disturbed in the presence of humans. Mangalavanam is the only green lung in the city of Kochi that offers a home to a large variety of migratory birds and mangroves. The main thing I noticed after reaching Mangalavanam is that the place is the heart of the busy city that keeps the environments and populations under control. After experiencing the diversity and a sudden difference of the environment and ecosystem inside and outside the reservoir, I headed to my next destination, Chitram Art Gallery. A few minutes’ drive from Mangalavanam the Chitram Art Gallery is located opposite Air India, M. G. Road, and Ernakulam. yearly exhibition and paintings are organized here at the time of August a large number of tourist visit the place during this time to witness the history being brought to life again through different paintings.

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The place is well known as the 1st model village to house a number of international tourists during this time of the year. My next destination according to the plan I set was to visit the M. N. F. Gallery of Paintings & Sculptures located at Edappally. I reached the place at around 5; the gallery had the original painting of recognized Indian painters in both contemporary form and of the past. The place also holds large sculptures in marble, bronze, and granite. After witnessing the rich history of Kerala I headed to the marine drive where I can spend the rest of the evening staring at the sea and the boats that arrive at the jetty. Marine drive is placed near to the Ernakulam jetty where peoples, couples, and family can spend some time in peace having the spicy Masala food kept in the stalls to the side of the walk.  Some of the main food ones could avail from the stalls is mango and pineapple mixed with spices in a way that brings water to your mouth. I sat there having the spicy food and enjoying the sun set and pleasant ambience for around an hour. At around 8 I headed to the hotel and decided to have my dinner from any of the Dhaba in Kerala from where I can have the traditional Kerala foods and the spice filled food. On my way back I got into a small road side shop and had a deliciously rich dinner of Kappa and chicken curry which was special in the shop. After having the dinner I decided to get some beauty sleep and headed to the hotel. I reached the hotel by 10.00pm, after refreshing I went straight to the bed and slept peacefully.

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Next day morning I was to head to Munnar hill stations by 9 am so I woke up the next day morning by 8 and got ready to get the train from the station nearby. After a 3-hour journey I reached Munnar hill station at 12.00 pm and checked into a Admirable Resort in Munnar.  After a quick freshen up I decided on to start exploring the land known as the queen of hill stations. The place was once the summer destination of the British officials, carpeted tea plantations, charming towns, convoluted alleys and holiday facilities make this a popular tourist destination. Munnar also has the Anamudi which is the highest peak in South India, which is an ideal spot for trekking. My first destination as set by myself was Eravikulam National Park. I reached the park at 1.00 pm; the park is the main attraction with the famous Nilgiri Tahr. The place is also home to many species of butterflies animals and plants and a perfect destination for trekking.  The park also offers a perfect view of the tea plantations and the landscapes. After a pleasant walk through the park, I set off to my next destination. Chinnakanal & Anayirangal is a place near the Munnar town, the waterfalls at the Chinnakanal is often known as the power house waterfalls, the place provides the best view of the Western Ghats. The Anayirangal is said to be the place where the elephants come to drink the water, the place offers the exotic view of the tea plantations of the land. After spending my evening in the place I decided to move on with my trip to visit the Tea Museum. Munnar is a place with its own legacy when it comes to the tea plantations. The tea museum holds artefacts, photographs, and machinery; where each has a story to tell about the origins and the development of tea plantations in the place. The tea museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar which is worth a visit. The watch showed 5.00 pm by the time I finished my visit to the tea plantation. My next destination was Top Station and Mattupetti after which I was planning to put an end to the trip. It was my last day in Kerala. A top station is a place 1700 m above the sea level; the place offers the visitors a scenic view of the Munnar town with its plantation and rich vegetation.  It is one of the main spots where you could find the blue flowers carpeted over the hills. After the top station, I set off to visit Mattupetty a place located 13 km from the Munnar town. It is another prime attraction for the visitors with its dam and beautiful lake. The place also offers boat rides which allow you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the landscapes. The magic clock ticked 7 by the time I finished my tour around the city and headed to the hotel.

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I packed my bag and got ready to check out of the hotel early morning, after having dinner I slept early so as to wake up early. next day early morning I had my bus from Munnar at 6.00 am and I reached Ernakulam at 9.00 am and boarded my flight at 11.00 am from the international airport and reached back to my place at  3.00 pm. Kerala is the perfect destination where any traveller can visit and enjoy the trip to the best. Stunning Resorts in Kerala offers you with the best food and hospitality of all the lands. A traveller could get everything they needed in the land in abundance.

 

Andaman Islands

STROLL DOWN THE LANES OF ANDAMANS IN SEARCH OF HISTORY: ANDAMAN HERITAGE WALK

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.

POLICE TEMPLE

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.

POLICE MASJID

Religious attractions in the historic walk, ages old. Muslims can take prayers.

MUSEUMS

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.

Pilgrims in Kerala – A Perfect Destination to Witness History

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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.

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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.

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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.

Vimalagiri Church in Kottayam

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.

Arthunkal Church in Alleppey

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.

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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.

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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.

 

The mystic land with an abundance of marvels

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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

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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.
 Tribal life

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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.

Japanese occupation

Japanese occupation

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

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

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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.

Active volcano

Active volcano in andaman

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

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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

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.