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Tourist Destinations: The Best Of North India And South India}

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Tourist destinations: The best of North India and South India


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Looking forward to enjoy the snow? Check out the North India tour packages to Kashmir, Shimla or Nainital. These hill stations experience snowfall almost every year during winters that is from December to February. You can enjoy the beauty of the snow covered mountains and if you are lucky, you might even get to see fresh snowfall.

Kashmir is a travelers delight, known for its houseboats, shikaras, gardens and mesmerizing beauty. When in Kashmir, don’t forget to visit Gulmarg, Srinagar and Pahalgam. Gulmarg has been rated by CNN International as Asia’s seventh best ski destination. It is the heartland of winter sports in India. The place is buzzing with winter sport activities from November to February. Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, is known as the ‘Venice of the East’. The main attractions here include the famous Dal Lake, houseboats and Nagin Lake. Pahalgam is another beautiful place which has witnessed many Bollywood movie shoots.

Shimla, the capital of Himanchal Pradesh, was once the summer capital of British India. You can see British architecture in most of the old buildings in the hill station. Kufri is the highest point in Shimla and is open for skiing during the winters after snowfall.

Nainital, the ‘lake district of India’, has many lakes namely, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal and the most popular Naini Lake. Nainital has interesting trekking trails and a flourishing market for shoppers. Boating in the Naini lake is a major attraction.

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Apart from the hills, other famous tourist places include Corbett National Park, Mathura, Vrindavan, Jaipur, etc. Check out the North India tour packages

to see the popular tourist destinations.

For those looking forward to planning a vacation in South India, Kerala, Coorg, Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, Hampi and Mahabalipuram are some of the popular places. Take one of the South India tour packages and enjoy the beauty.

Kerala, ‘God’s own country’, is full of lush green plantations, waterfalls, backwaters, serene beaches and lovely hill stations. It is truly a paradise on earth!

Coorg (also called Kodagu) is surrounded by the Western Ghats. Madikeri, the capital of Coorg, is a beautiful relaxed place with an old world charm. Interesting places to see here are the Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey Falls, the riverine island Cauvery Nisargadhama, Nagarahole National Park, Bhagamandala, Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement and Dubare Forest & Elephant Camp.

Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad is a great place to visit. This 2000-acre film city is certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest film studio complex. Every year a number of movies, TV commercials and serials are produced here. It is a perfect place for family holidays and honeymoon.

Hampi in Karnataka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated on the banks of Tungabhadra river, Hampi has more than 100 popular tourist attractions and more than 500 monuments. According to Hindu legends, this place was Kishkinda, the kingdom of King Sugriva. In 1336, the city of Vijayanagar was built here which later grew into one of the largest Hindu empires in Indian history.

Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) has been a famous sea port from the beginning of the Christian era. The earliest reference of the Mamallapuram sea port was found in ‘Carta Catalana’, a world map produced in Spain in 1375. The monuments of the area are the remains of the Pallava Dynasty. Some interesting places to see in Mahabalipuram include the monolithic temple Ganesh Ratha, Panch Pandava Cave, Trimurti cave temple of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, The Five Rathas: Draupadi Ratha, Arjun Ratha, Bhim Ratha, Nakul-Sahadev Ratha, Dharanaraja Ratha.

Some other interesting places to cover in South India tour packages

are Andaman, Munnar, Nava Graha Temples, Pondicherry and Madurai.

Looking forward to enjoy the snow? Check out the

North India tour packages

to Kashmir, Shimla or Nainital. For those looking forward to planning a vacation in South India, take one of the

South India tour packages

like kerala, coorg and enjoy the beauty.

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