Top 5 Architectural Heritages or wonders in India to explore

Architectural Heritages or wonders in India

Architectural Heritages or wonders in India

India is diverse and so is its culture. India has abundance of temples, palaces, church and heritage that contributes to the nation’s glory. Each monument has some or the other cultural importance which explains the remains of bygone era. We have listed here, wonders of India that are UNESCO recognized. Take a look at it.

Taj Mahal :

Taj Mahal Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Recognized by UNESCO world heritage in 1983.

Open Time : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for gate pass and for night view: 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM,

Inspired by Mughal and Iranian Architecture, Taj Mahal s a symbol of love built in 1632 by Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal

Hampi – Ruins of Vijayanagar :

Hampi-Ruins of vijayanagar empire: Bellary, Karnataka. Recognized by UNESCO in 1986.

Open Time : 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Hampi houses a number of religious monuments, temples like Virupaksha Temple. The ruins when found is subject to great sophistication and arrangements.

Khajuraho :

Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, MAdhya Pradesh. Recognized by UNESCO in 1986.

Open time : Winter Season: 11 am to 3 pm and summer season 11 am to 4 pm.

Khajuraho consist of Hindu and Jain temples built in Nagara style and home to most erotic sculptures. 175 kms from Jhansi, the destination is worth a visit.

Konark Sun Temple :

Konark Sun Temple: Puri District, Orissa. Recognized by UNESCO in 1984.

Open Time : 10 am to 5 pm, closed on friday.

Listed in one of the seven wonders in India, Konark Sun temple is shaped like a chariot with carved stone wheels, and walls. Just 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar, you can enjoy quiet a time here.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur :

Jantar Mantar: Jaipur, Rajasthan. Recognized by UNESCO: 2010.

Open Time : 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, and is house to largest sundial in the world.

These heritages in India hold a prestigious stand. They are beautiful and decorated with intricate carvings, they are worth a visit. Get the best of India here by experiencing its wonders.

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Top 5 Monsoon getaways in India

Top 5 Monsoon getaways in India

Top 5 Monsoon getaways in India

Love to travel?? Embrace mother nature at its best. Monsoon vacation is the best one to enjoy nature to the fullest and get relaxed. Leave all your tension and get prepared to relieve your stress. We here help you with top five destinations which are appropriate for monsoon holidays and here you can enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

  1. Munnar – Kerala ( Nearest city Madurai railway station – 135 kms ): God’s own country, heaven on earth. Munnar, a hilly destination to refresh and rejuvenate you. Nature at its best, have fun.
  2. Coorg – Karnataka  ( Nearest city Bangalore – 243 kms ): if you are out for a short trip, Coorg is the best hilly destination in Karnataka. Natural stress reliever, a quiet serene place.
  3. Alibaug – Maharashtra  ( Nearest city Mumbai – 120 kms ): A mini Goa treat, Alibaug is the fun getaway filled with exciting beaches. Have loads of fun with family, friends and your loved ones.
  4. Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu ( Nearest City Bangalore – 421 kms ): KodaiKanal is the princess of Hill Station and a refreshing destination to visit. You will be greeted with loads of flora and fauna to enjoy here.
  5. Kasauli – Himachal Pradesh (Nearest City Delhi – 288 kms): A picturesque hill station defined by charm and beauty. Less crowded and therefore a best destination to relax in fresh air.

The above Monsoon Getaways in India give you best of everything. Be it nature, luxury or adventure, you wish and you have it here. Unravel these best places, plan your monsoon trip today.

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Witness The Various Rich Traditions And Crafts At The Goa Lokotsav 2016 Folk Festival

Goa Lokotsav 2016 Folk Festival

Goa Lokotsav 2016 Folk Festival | Image Resource : artandculture.goa.gov.in

17th National level Arts and Crafts fair is coming up. Providing a platform for traditional craft personals and folk artists from various part of the world, this festival is truly enjoyable. I see this as a mean of dissemination of culture that I grew up with. Watching various folk dances and listening music have always been mesmerizing for me.

Wooden Charm In Palolem : The Fern Gardenia Resort, Goa

Being a local citizen of Goa, the prime benefit is that you can get up every morning and just drop by every beautiful hotel for a wonderful experience. I, David Pinto, being a journalist, every place becomes my ‘word muse’ and this one just got added to the list. Completely wooden in its infrastructure and located in the centre of lush green reserve of pine trees, the Fern Gardenia Resort, Goa offers a luxurious stay for the visitors.

Fern Gardenia Resort, Goa

Fern Gardenia Resort, Goa | Image Resource : whatsupgoa.com

Not quietly rushed up, the hotel offers 18 rooms each one being different from the other. The hotel is built on a single floor and has a well-furnished swimming pool arena that offers a great view under clear skies. The rooms are provided under separate villa set-ups with charming interiors have minimal take on furniture and allow for an excellent stay. For younger generations, the location is apt as it is closely located to one of the best beaches in Goa, the Palolem beach. Each cottage at the resort is equipped with services such as telephone connectivity, refrigerators, iron, air-conditioning and safety lockers.

Swimming Pool at Fern Gardenia Resor

Swimming Pool at Fern Gardenia Resort | Image Resource : youtube.com

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach | Image Resource : mouthshut.com

The hotel has separate smoking rooms, banquet facility for business and personal functions, a relaxing spa and fitness centre and chargeable Wi-Fi service. As an excited visitor, I checked in at their normal time around 12 in the morning and stayed at Hazel suite. Being a food enthusiast, I moved to The Azolla, a multi cuisine restaurant that is also an in-house restaurant to the hotel. Satisfying my taste buds with an amazing meal, I moved to the room and relaxed for a while.

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From room service to the Bar in the hotel, there was no interaction where I would have felt disappointed. The staff at the hotel is generous, and the hospitality of the hotel is excellent. Located at a distance of 59 kms from Goa International Airport, this one offers calm and chilled out stay in Goa. The key highlight of the resort is its proximity to major sight-seeing places such as patnem beach, Alorna Fort, Amthane Dam and Anjunem Dam.

Wildernest Nature Resort : Best Place To Stay At While On Holiday!

This beautiful hotel is situated amongst nature and is perfect for any person who loves the whole jungle and wildlife experience. The most frequent visitors of this hotel are the nature lovers who flock in here every holiday to spend time amongst lush grass and wonderful scenic vistas.

Wildernest Resort Gate

Wildernest Resort Gate | Image Resource : plus.google.com

The resort has its own activities that will ensure that guests have an amazing experience of being outdoors. Foot trails are there where a young naturalist gives you a magical experience and will help you see nature like never before. Every guest will have special nature encounters with birds that are rare or even wildlife that are rare. The souvenir shop is yet another added advantage for guests to buy gifts and trinkets for their loved ones back home.

Swimming Pool at Wildernest Nature Resort

Swimming Pool at Wildernest Nature Resort | Image Resource : trekearth.com

Wildernest Nature Resort View

Wildernest Nature Resort View | Image Resource : goasamachar.com

The treks and hikes are the best part of all the activities. If you have the energy, then the best trails can be uncovered. The wonderful facility has a beautiful waterfall on one end, sit outs that show beautiful views and a swimming pool as well.

If you are looking to attain a state of Nirvana look no further! The well maintained cottages will ensure that each guest has only good things to say about the resort by the end of their stay. The staffs are extremely helpful and will make sure each guest is comfortable and happy.

Wildernest Nature Resort Cottage View

Wildernest Nature Resort Cottage View | Image Resource : cntraveller.in

The valley view rooms are the most demanded cottages of all because of the extraordinary sunrises that can be seen each morning. For the price that we pay, this hotel provides world class services and amenities. The experience you have at this resort will ensure your mind being refreshed and your body being rejuvenated.

No matter what season you decide to go be it summer or winter, the Wildernest Nature Resort, Goa will let you be yourself and enjoy nature for what it really is. You can now book rooms at this resort using the internet. Make room reservations and pay using online banking! Retain the best memories of your holiday!

Arvalem Waterfalls In Goa Is A Sight For Sore Eyes!

The village of Sanquelim is situated along the road of Mayem Lake and away from the small and loved town of Bicholim. In the mid 1700’s this area was extremely popular among the Rajput mercenaries as it was the place where the colonial government staged their successful and much talked about uprising in the 19th century.

Mayem Lake Goa

Mayem Lake Goa | Image Resource : goa-tourism.com


At the south eastern part of the village of Sanquelim lies the exquisite Arvalem Waterfalls. These waterfalls are only ten minutes away from the Arvalem caves. The beautiful waterfalls are ever flowing but the best time to visit is right after the monsoon season or during the months of October and November. The water falls in full force and surrounds the entire atmosphere with calm and soothing sounds. If you are a nature lover then there is no better place to be at if you are in the locality.

Arvalem Waterfalls Goa

Arvalem Waterfalls Goa | Image Resource : panaji.goaonline.in

Arvalem Waterfall

Arvalem Waterfall | Image Resource : flickr.com

The charming surroundings and the soothing sounds will surely captivate your mind, body and soul. The waterfalls fall from a fifty meter height and are surely one of my favorite backdrops to take pictures from. The Rudreshwar temple is seen from these falls. The temple holds a huge place in Hinduism because this is the temple that preached about how the soul leaves on the twelfth day of death.

Rudreshwar Temple Goa

Rudreshwar Temple Goa | Image Resource : youtube.com

The government of the land has used the beautiful nature to their advantage and improved tourism over the years. There are the Rock Cut caves to see nearby and also in recent years a park has been developed near these falls for people to relax and unwind at. The view from the park is of the falls and this is surely one view I could get used to! I spent almost five hours there until the sunset. The colors of the sky play extremely well at this place and will surround you with warm and comforting shades.

This place is a must visit if you are ever around the area. The Dudhsagar Waterfalls can also be visited if you’ve enough time. Make a trip and ensure your wanderlust needs are fulfilled!

Dudhsagar Waterfalls Goa

Dudhsagar Waterfalls Goa | Image Resource : desiakhada.com

Top Joints For Food Lovers In Goa : The Must-Try Collection!

Goa is the top destination for every vacationer. From families to bag packers everybody loves Goa because of the versatile activities available there. It is not only famous for its beaches, but also for its cuisine, amazing rain forests and its unique mix of many cultures.

The Goa cuisine is a combination of many traditions like the Konkan, French, Italian, English and many more. It is amazing how all of them come together to provide an adventure for the taste buds. I have made a compilation of some of the food joints in Goa that I find remarkable.

Café Chocolatti Goa

Café Chocolatti Goa | Image Resource : whatsupgoa.com

Café Chocolatti serves one of the best English breakfasts and homemade chocolates in Candolim. It is a home turned into a restaurant and you will feel comfortable while the attendees are friendly and responsive. The brownies are a must try here and they are known to be moist and delicious.

Cantare Saligao, Goa

Cantare Saligao, Goa | Image Resource : goastreets.com

Cantare which is situated in Saligoa, a part of north Goa is a restaurant you can head to for a lovely romantic time with your better half. The ambiance is amazing and the food served is delicious and the surroundings are quiet and add to the mood.

Bean Me Up Goa

Bean Me Up Goa | Image Resource : theyoganomads.com

Bean me up is one of the famous places in Vagator that people go to for the organic food served there. The place boasts of the naturally grown farm fresh ingredients and the food here is prepared in such a way that the ingredients are highlighted. Every product used in a preparation can be tasted in the dishes here.

Bomras Restuarant Goa

Bomras Restuarant Goa | Image Resource : happilyunmarried.com

Bomras comes as a complete surprise because it serves Burmese food which one does not see often in restaurants of Goa. This place is known for the yummy Khow Swey. It is a dish prepared in sea food or chicken broth with noodles made of egg. The distinctive flavors of coconut and ginger hit you with the first bite. Goa should be on the list of every foodies bucket list because it has so many cuisines to offer and Goa offers something for everybody’s tastes and palettes.