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Top 5 places to visit in Mussoorie

 

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Nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Range, Mussoorie – “The Queen of the hills” stands tall at 7000ft above sea level. The serene hills, pleasant climate and the unadulterated dash of dewiness in the air, make Mussoorie one of the most popular choice among tourists and travellers. Located a mere 290Km from the national capital – New Delhi, Mussoorie provides a euphoric retreat from the perverted adulteration of the environment in metropolitan cities.

The astonishingly breath-taking views, the undiluted essence of the surrounding environs and the countenance dotted with an array of well-furnished, plush and cozy Mussoorie Hotels; all accounts for an amazing and unforgettable stay in Mussoorie.

Best time to Visit Mussoorie

Mussoorie appeals to a wide array of tourists because of its scenic beauty and pleasant climate all year round. The peak time to visit Mussoorie is from April-June. However, those who wish to witness snow-fall may book a hotel in Mussoorie during the winters, preferably between in the months of August-September.

Just in case you decide to visit Mussoorie, here is a list of 5 places that you must visit while you are enjoying your stay there.

  1. Kempty Falls

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One of the most visited places in Mussoorie, Kempty Falls stands tall at 4500ft above sea level. Gushing water cascading down the mountain from a mighty 40ft above the ground, Kempty Falls offer a sight so mesmerizing that you will cherish throughout your life. The place is known for its unparalleled beauty and picturesque views. The soothing sound of the water falling from 40ft above the ground will surely calm you down.

The name Kempty comes from the time-worn phrase “Camp and tea” that got diluted to “Kempty” over time. The pond formed at the bottom is amazing for a swim with your family and loved ones.

  1. Lal Tibba
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Also known as the “Red Hill”, the Lal Tibba is the highest point in the region soaring to a height of 7164ft. The view from the top is often claimed to be one of the most stunning viewpoints that you’ll ever witness in your life. It is the right place to satiate your sightseeing cravings. The telescopes installed at the top offer an unseen panoramic view of the Kedarnath Peak, the Nilkantha Peak in Badrinath and the Banderpoonch range comprising of three peaks with the highest one soaring to the staggering height of 6361m.

The Lal Tibba has thus, established itself as a must visit place when in Mussoorie.

  1. The Mall Road
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The mall or the Mall Road is an uphill thoroughfare juxtaposed between vendors and multiple shops on either side. The footfall of tourists in this place will make you go berserk. Inspired by the colonial era, the benches and the lamp-posts remind us of the quality of work that persisted in that era. An amazing and cheerful place, always bustling with people; it is the perfect place for to click photos and share them with one and all.

  1. Camel’s Back Road
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Located in the heart of Mussoorie, the Camel’s Back Road encapsulates the true essence of the Queen of the hills. It is a 3km track over-looking the Doon Valley. Starting from Library point and ending in Kurli Bazaar, it offers scenic views that will leave you splendid. The rocks lining up on either side of the road make it seem like a camel’s hump. Hence the name – Camel’s Back Road.

  1. Gun Hill
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Gun Hill is the second highest point in the region after Lal Tibba and is known for being an extinct volcano. It stands tall at 2024m and offers a picturesque view of the snow-capped Himalayas. You can get the drift of Mussoorie from this point as it offers a complete view of the hill station. It is situated 400ft above the mall road and is accessible by ropeway cable cars. The climb alone is an experience worth it all.

Now that we have listed the 5 must-visit places in Mussoorie, you must be keen on visiting the place and exploring it with your friends and family.

Feel free to check out the list of Mussoorie hotels and choose the one that caters the best to your needs. We all know that hotels can make or break a stay. Thus, to make your stay the most memorable, choose the hotel which you feel offers the best bang for your buck.

 

Reasons to Tie the Knot in Chandigarh

If the wedding bells have begun ringing for you already, then there’s a lot to plan and look forward to. One of the decisions integral to your wedding plans is the destination of the ceremony and its preparations. More often than not, a destination wedding is the dream for many looking to enter into matrimony with their future partner. So, how about Chandigarh?

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Set near the foothills of the Shivalik range, the city of Chandigarh is a city that captures the imagination with its stunning urban planning and architecture that resulted from the blueprints of legendary French architect Le Corbusier. Since Chandigarh’s general hospitality and facilities make it one of the best places to live in India, it is no surprise that the city is also counted amongst the best wedding destinations in the country. And with an assortment of renowned hotels catering to lavish wedding arrangements,if you have the right Chandigarh hotel booking in place, then your dream wedding is sure to reach a grand conclusion.

Here’s why:

  1. Exquisite banqueting spaces

A perfect wedding starts with a perfect venue, and Chandigarh has plethora of them. For the best wedding celebration, we would recommend a 5-star hotel such as The LaLiT Chandigarh which lays claim to over 21000 sq. ft. of banqueting space, the biggest lobby in the city, spectacular suites for your guests, and world class fine dining facilities. It is also located particularly close to the airport which makes arrival and departure of friends and family a breeze. Another great option could be Fort Ramgarh.

 

  1. Perfect for wedding shopping

Shopping fever is at an all-time high when a wedding is on the horizon. Well, Chandigarh is one of the most modern cities in India which means you will never fail to discover venues and destinations for all your wedding-related shopping needs. The buzzing markets of Sector 17 Plaza, Elante Mall and the Shashtri Market are all you need.

 

  1. No traffic woes whatsoever

Since a wedding planning requires a lot of running around, accessibility and transit times should never be an issue. This is where Chandigarh’s well-planned wide lanes, roundabouts and smooth traffic ensure that your wedding preparations never face a major delay.

 

  1. Organise an enthralling pre-wedding party

Throwing a pre-wedding bash has become quite popular amongst the younger generation. The good news is that Chandigarh is a heaven for party-holics and organising a great sortie for your friends and family before stepping up on the ‘mandap’ and tying the knot of a lifetime. We recommend hosting the bash at Kitty Su at The LaLiT Chandigarh which has a fair few accolades to its name, most notably Times Nightlife Award for ‘Best Night Club’ in 2016 and 2017!

 

  1. Great salon options

To help you look at your ethereal best on your D-Day, Chandigarh’s plush salons are always at your service. You can book appointments with ease and have yourself done up at your stay or you can always opt for an in-house salon at your property such as the premium salon at The LaLiT Chandigarh’s premises.

 

  1. Take a break from the preparations with amazing spas

Wedding preparations can take a toll on the mind. So, why not relax from time to time at a great spa before returning to the wedding planning with more enthusiasm? You can try out Rejuve – The Spa which is the biggest of its kind in the entire city. Its Ayurvedic, herbal, natural and aroma therapies can help you and your guests unwind and make the most of their wedding stay!

 

  1. Lavish and authentic Punjabi cuisine

Last but not the least, Chandigarh lays claim to the most delectable and authentic versions of the Punjabi cuisine that is ubiquitous across traditional Indian weddings, especially in the north. As a capital of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh has a culture that truly relishes gastronomy. So, you can rest assured that you will have some of the country’s best chefs from nationwide popular restaurants such as Baluchi preparing the menu for your dream wedding!

Marriage is one of the most exciting moments in one’s lifetime as it represents the cementing of a life-long relationship. And it’s not just the wedding but the entire preparation in itself that provides a great opportunity for family and friends to come together and revel in traditions and celebrations that the occasion demands. With many gorgeous wedding venues in Chandigarh, such as The LaLiT Chandigarh, tying the knot in the city promises to be a beautiful experience etched in the memory forever.

 

Discover the Rich Architectural Heritage of Magnificent Amritsar

Amritsar, one of the largest and most prominent cities of Punjab, is a fascinating tourist spot in India. Being one of the many ancient cities of the country, Amritsar is popular for the rich Sikh culture and heritage sites it offers.

If you are planning a trip to Amritsar, be it with your friends, family or colleagues, dedicate some days of your trip to a historical exploration of the city. Bear in mind that if you are visiting Amritsar from the more easily accessible Chandigarh, then you can book a taxi service in Chandigarh to make your road trip far more enriching.

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  1. Golden Temple

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life, Golden Temple stands out as an oasis of peace and serenity. If you are looking for some relaxation, this would be the perfect place to visit for you. During the day, the temple’s perfect reflection on the crystal-clear water of the lake is indeed a treat for the eyes. Even during the night, the way the temple gets lit up is a notable sight. The beauty and the divinity of this place are sure to win a permanent place in your heart even if you visit this place just once!

  1. Jallianwala Bagh

Jalianwala Bagh is a public garden in the city of Amritsar which has been named after one of its Sikh owners. The place is a famous historical spot because of the Jalianwala Bagh tragedy that had occurred in this place on 13th April 1919. Almost 2000 people fell victims to the bullets of the British and had to sacrifice their lives. Your children would also love to explore this place straight out of their history books while on vacation.

  1. Durgiana Temple

Also known as Shri Durgiana Tirath, this temple with its spectacular ambience and immaculate architecture will surprise you on your first visit. Just like the Golden Temple, this temple is also surrounded by clear water and picturesque fountains. You would not have to worry about parking as there is adequate parking facility in this place. The best time to visit the place is during Dussehra with artists dressed as monkeys entertaining the crowds, and you will have the time of your lives!

  1. Ram Tirth Temple

Situated in the west of the Chogawan Road in Amritsar, the Ram Tirth Temple is one the most ancient temples in India, and as the name suggests, it is linked to one of the greatest epics Ramayana. This is supposedly the place where Sita gave birth to her twin sons, Luv and Kush. It is also believed that Sita used to bathe here, it is thus adorned with Maharshi Valmiki’s heritage. So, if you want to explore the history of this place, you should certainly visit this temple and study the scriptures here.

Transportation around the city would not be a problem as there is a very easy availability of taxi service in Amritsar. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets today to explore the city historically and enjoy a beautiful trip! Start packing today!

Monsoon Travel Destinations in India

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“As a romantic ideal, turbulent, impoverished India could still weave its spell, and the key to it all – the colours, the moods, the scents, the subtle, mysterious light, the poetry, the heightened expectations, the kind of beauty that made your heart miss a beat – well, that remained the monsoon.”, articulately verbalized Alexander Frater in his book ‘Chasing the Monsoon’.

Like a dormant deluge waiting to subsume the nation in its aura, monsoons bring with them the thrill of the oceans. The whole country is overwhelmed by the massive downpour. From little kids playing on the roads in the rain to the elderly sitting under a shade while enjoying “chai”, monsoons are loved by people of all age groups.

As far as the adventure-seeking wanderlust travellers are concerned, a torrent of rain with a hint of thunderstorm and scotch mist is exactly what it takes to get their motors running.

The different terrains and landscapes being drenched by the massive downpour that is brought by the monsoon is a delight to witness. Thus, monsoon season is one of the most sought out seasons for going out and exploring.

Here is a list of 4 places that you MUST visit during the monsoons.

  1. Coorg, Karnataka

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Known as the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is known for its lush green flora and a never-ending unison of forest covered hills with a stream of river cutting right through them. The breath-taking views and the captivating sceneries will compel the traveller in you to fall in love.

Coorg, also called Kodagu, is the largest producer of coffee in India. Thus, the coffee plantations, the orange meadows and the lush tea gardens paint a vibrant picture.

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The best time to visit Coorg is right before the start of the monsoons. It is also the region with the highest rainfall and boasts of the mesmerizing sceneries and breath-taking views.

A few tourist hotspots in Coorg are listed below.

  • Omkareshwar Temple

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  • Namdroling Monastery

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  • Iruppu Falls

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  • Abbi Falls

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  • Madikeri Fort

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  1. Munnar, Kerala

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The “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is located in the Idukki in Kerala. It is famous for its vibrant tea plantations and scenic views. Munnar is situated in the Western Ghats and is home to several highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

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Being situated at the banks of three rivers, namely – Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, it offers a series of awe-inspiring views that paint the canvas red.

Few of the tourist hotspots in Munnar are listed below.

  • Pothamedu ViewPoint

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  • Attukal Waterfalls

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  • Kundala Lake

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  • Mattupetty Dam

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  1. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

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Cherrapunji, also known as the land of the oranges, is the second wettest place in the world. Previously, it held the record for being the wettest place on Earth but Mawsynram, also situated in Meghalaya, currently holds that record.

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Cherrapunji is a town in the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. Cherrapunji annual rainfall is around 12,000 mm and offers staggering views of the plains of Bangladesh. It’s home to the infamous double-decker living root bridges and has the fourth largest waterfall in India – The Seven Sister Waterfall (Nohsngithiang Falls).

It serves to be an alternate heaven for thrill-seeking travellers that love the monsoons as it is the only place in India which experiences rainfall every month. The best time to visit Cherrapunji is around September.

Few of the tourist hotspots located in Cherrapunji are listed below.

  • Living Root Bridge

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  • Mawsmai Caves

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  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls

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  • Dainthlen Waterfalls

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  1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the seven union territories in India. These islands are located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. From crystal clear waters to white sandy beaches, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer you all. This is the perfect spot for a family vacation or a romantic getaway with your significant other.

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Whether you want to soak in the sun or go deep sea diving, it is the place to be. Moreover, Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is always bustling with tourists from across the globe.

Although it is very hard to contain all the ‘places to visit’ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in one list, a few of them are listed below.

  • Havelock Island

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  • Baratang Island

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  • Radhanagar Beach

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