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Kanthanpara Waterfalls Wayanad

Kanthanpara waterfalls, Wayanad

Kanthanpara waterfall is one of the beautiful and upcoming waterfalls in Wayanad. At Kanthanpara falls, water cascades down from a height of 30 meters in two steps. Kanthanpara waterfall is unique in its own way. Unlike the Meenmutty and Soochipara waterfall, Kanthanpara waterfall is having one specialty. You can actually enjoy the beauty of the waterfall from the top as well as bottom of the falls. Except in monsoon season, travelers can take bath and enjoy splashing in the pool. It’s a safe waterfall for families and children. You can even take elders to this place since the difficulty is comparatively less in comparison with Meenmutty and Soochipara waterfalls. Now we have the entry tickets for visiting the waterfall and I have included the ticket rates as of July 2017. Adults 40 INR Children 20 INR Camera 100 INR Camera 250 INR Now the tourism department have introduced required security measures to ensure the safety of the travelers. New Handrails have been setup to make sure the safety of the visitors which is one the …

Top Places to Visit in New York

Top Places to Visit in New York

New York City needs no introduction. It is one of the most dynamic, populated, cosmopolitan and significant cities of the world. In fact NYC is the most populated city of the United States. Before we move on, let’s just understand the geographical structure of the city. New York City consists of five boroughs; The Bronx – Brooklyn – Manhattan – Queens – Staten Island NYC has loads to offer for a visitor. Be it museum, history, arts, architecture, nature; you name it and New York has the best of it to offer. It’s absolutely impossible to cover NYC in a single day. So, through this article, I will try to share my experiences on how you can draft a day in New York, and cover those iconic spots of the city. This involves a lot of walking, 4G internet, MTA (NYC Subway) Card, vigorous use of Google maps and a very clear mind on your preferences. February 2017, I was informed by my organization that I had to travel US for a short business tour. Even …

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The Phnom Penh of Cambodia

“Jholumoy” Sothama raised the toast and we joined him. Jholumoy means ‘cheers’ in the Khmer language. “In Spanish we say Salude”, said Almu. The Polish word was too hard that I can’t remember it at the moment but we all laughed trying to repeat it after Alex and his fiancée. “What do u say in India, Akhil?” Rothang asked. “Uhmmmmm…we just say cheers. Easy!” I excused! (But, seriously? Don’t we have a translation for this stupid little word?) It was the second day of my trip to Phnom penh, when I received Rathong’s message via couch surfing, offering to host me at Siem Reap. My budget and my gut feeling pushed me to accept the offer and stay with the “Angkor family home” which turned out to be a great move. If you are a budget backpacker and traveling to Angkor wat, this is the place for you. Great vibes, genuine hearts and a chance to make friends with nomads from around the globe. But before talking about Siem Reap, let’s go back to Phnom …

Places to visit in Pondicherry

Places to visit in Pondicherry

Pondicherry (or Puducherry) was a French colonial settlement in India until 1954. The history of Pondicherry has started after the arrival of Dutch, Portuguese, British and French colonialists. The nearby places Ariyankuppam, Arikamedu, Villianur, Bahur and Kakayanthoppe, were colonised by the French East India Company over a period of time and which later became the union territory of Pondicherry. The French legacy is still there with Pondicherry in the form of mustard colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. Pondicherry is now one of the popular tourist destination in South India. The city has many colonial buildings, churches, temples, and statues which, combined with the systematic town planning and planned French style avenues, still preserve much of the colonial ambiance. Here are some of the best places to visit in Pondicherry. Paradise Beach Paradise Beach is placed 7 km from the city center of Pondicherry. Out of all beaches in Pondicherry, probably Paradise Beach is going to be your favorite. A clam and clean beach to visit which will be definitely a good option for the …

Tiger Caves of Mahabalipuram

The hidden Tiger Caves of Mahabalipuram

Tiger cave is a rock-cut temple believed to have been constructed in 7-8 century by Pallavas like all other similar monuments in Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram. Tiger caves are not real caves like structure and you will never find a tiger there. A single large rock carved with tiger heads around the cave temple. With elephant and a horse carved to the left. One can see the carvings on the rocks which looks like a tiger (few research helped me to identify that the animal on the rocks were a mythological creature called ‘Yeli’). Tiger Caves Mahabalipuram The place were assumed to be a gathering spot for the Pallava king to address his people. The Tiger caves are now part of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) protected monuments and the venue is maintained neatly with proper parking space and lush green lawn/trees for visitors. It’s a calm and quite place to enjoy with your friends and family. There is a nice lawn maintained by ASI and the large trees provide some shade and cooling. This place has a …

Chakrata - An offbeat vacation spot in the Himalayas

Chakrata : An Offbeat Vacation Spot in the Himalayas

The secluded hilly cantonment town cradled in Dehradun district of Uttrakhand, Chakrata offers a picturesque view of hills. The town was known earlier as Jaunsar bawar, a small hamlet of Jaunsari tribe. Explored by few tourists, this was once famous among the British officials for a perfect weekend getaway. Well undoubtedly it is perfect for the loners who are in search of some peace and want to experience the serenity of nature. Away from the all the hustle bustle of city life, Chakrata is located at an elevation of 7000-7250 feet from sea level and it can be reached from Dehradun via Mussoorie or Vikasnagar. Presently Chakrata encloses military cantonment and the access is restricted here for civilian travellers. A Typical Sunset of Chakrata Flora of Chakrata Surrounded by coniferous trees, the place is generally reported with snowfalls. During snowfall and rainy season it becomes a herculean task for travelling via roads as frequent landslides are reported.  The roads are usually wretched and are under construction to cover up the attacks of monsoon. Budher Caves …

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Top 5 new hill stations in kerala that you shouldn’t miss

Hill stations are always captivating to travelers with it’s climate and scenic beauty. Mountains will always call us into that misty valleys and curvy roads which is undoubtedly a temptation for nomads. The best part of hill stations are , we won’t feel the repetition of visiting the same destination again and again. Every time it will be a different experience all together, different people, different time, different situations etc. How it will be,  If I can suggest you some least exposed hill stations in Kerala ? Here are some of the recently explored hill stations in Kerala, which are not commercialized that much. Phantom Kettu, Munnar Phantom head peak is one among the new hill stations in Kerala, situated almost 7000 feet from sea level. From the Anaerangal Camp one has to travel almost 6kms through the off road route to reach the peak point. The road is narrow enough where hardly a jeep can manage in one direction The left turn from the Pappathi Chola (A water stream’s name) route will lead us to the …

Phantom head peak Munnar

The phantom’s head which nobody have seen in munnar

The best quality I have seen with travelers are their interest in exploring the new meadows for them. Traveling will never make you disappointed if you are visiting strange and unknown places. This time I am introducing yet another hill station in south India which most of you might not have added in your travel bucket. Phantom’s head peak, the name itself is rare for a hill station that too in south India. Anyway, Phantom’s head is a very good place for the nomads who loves nature & photography. Phantom’s head is also as beautiful as Meesipulimala and Kolukkumalai having more than 7000 feet altitude from sea level. View from Phantom’s head peak The off-road journey and trekking will make you in love with the Western Ghats. Phantom’s head is also known as “Phantom Kettu” in that locality. Keep this in mind which will be highly useful if you have plans to visit. Usually travelers will prefer staying in Anaerangal Camp for visiting the peak of phantom’s head. This is yet another amazing experience which …