When any one just close his eye and think about Goa, first thing that comes in mind is beaches, pristine blue with golden sand. But In Goa there are lots of other places to visit in this beautiful and stunning little state. During Goa Tour you can visit church, Night club, waterfall, Wildlife Sanctuaries etc. Monsoon season is also the perfect time to visit Goa. During monsoons, or the “off season”, lot of domestic travelers visit Goa as it is the best time to avoid crowd of tourists and enjoy Goa at a leisurely pace.
While you are visiting Goa, there are certain tips that I would like to share:
When you are going to visit the worship places, try to get some information before hand about how to perform certain rituals followed there. Always remove your slippers/shoes before entering the places of worship.
Switch off your or put in silent mood during worship.
Wear a dress appropriate to visit the holy place. Cover your head while visiting temples, Mosques and Gurudwaras.
Don’t idolize the culture, but do show respect to everyone’s beliefs.
Always keep important Document like Ticket, driving license, Visa, Passport, Identity card, Hotel Reservation bill etc. with you while traveling.
Always Respect Holy Places.
There are many places such as museums where photography is not allowed. So before start your photography just look out signboard to check Photography is allowed or not.
If you are visiting the caves, temple, forts church etc. You should take a photo with the name of that place. It would be memorable for a life time.
At some places signboard are put up with the sign – “No Flash”, It means you should use your camera without Flash.
Charge your camera Batteries every night.
You should always keep extra batteries with full charge.
India is very popular for its street food. While you traveling in Goa try to gorge on some street food. But if you have stomach problem and not used to spicy food, you must inform the waiter while ordering the food to keep it low spiced.
Goa is not just limited to Goan cuisine, but you can also find many International cuisine such as Continental, Chinese, Thai, Maxican etc.
Goa is also very popular for seafood items.
You should always drink Bottled water and make sure that the seal has not been broken.
Always carry wet tissue and hand sanitizers.
If you Plan to hire a rental car or bike to drive you must have a driving license. While driving you must follow the traffic rules.
Do not drink and drive.
Planning to take Car / Bike on Rent.
If you travelling in any public transport, take care of your baggage. You should never leave your baggage unattended at any place.
If you are traveling in public bus beware from the pick picketer. Take special care of your mobile, wallet etc.
Do not smoke/Drink in public areas.
Always keep your identity card, contact number of your relative or best friend, Blood Group details etc. handy.
Have a safe trip!
Summer vacation is a one of the best time for family holiday. During this time most of the schools and Collages are close. During the last summer Vacation, I went to Nainital in Uttrakhand. Naintal – It is also called the “ Lake District” of India. It’s a great place to visit during summers. Of all the hill stations of Himalayan range, Nainital has a unique appeal. Temperature during summer at Nainital is generally between 27°c to 10°c.
Just like all the unique places, some ancient myths and legends are also connected to Nainital. The Naini temple at the banks of Naini Lake, is one of the 64 Shakti Peeths where one of the other parts of burned body of Sati (Parvati) fell while being carried away by Lord Shiva. It is also believed that Lord Shiva performed his tandava at the death of Parvati.
Why is Nainital a Famous Hill Station in India?
The natural beauty and the charm of this beautiful hill station makes it a popular tourist destination. It is most popular for its Naini Lake. In this Lake tourists can enjoy boat rides. Nainital Boat club provide best facilities at the Lake. During Nainital tour one must see Cheena Peak or the Naina Peak . It offers breath-taking views of the Nainital Valley and the snow-capped Himalayas.
Top places to visit in Nainital.
Naini Lake– It is situated in the middle of the town. It also called lifeline of Nainital. Here you can enjoy Boating facilities.
Naina Peak: It is also called the Cheena or China Peak. Naina Peak is the uppermost peak in Nainital. The spot is known to offer one of the most amazing panoramic views of the entire valley and Nainital situated near the Naini Lake.
Tiffin Top: It is situated at the Aryapatta Hill. It is a famous view point that offers some of the most wonderful views of the Himalayas and Nainital. This place is also known as Dorothy’s seat. Dorothy Kellet was an English painter who used to sit at this very spot and paint.
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo : Zoo was established in 1984 and was opened to general public in 1995. In this zoo you can see several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Snow Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.
Snow View: One of the best viewpoints in Nainital, the Snow View is located at an average elevation of 2,270 above sea level and is reachable by a cable car. It provides amazing and picturesque views of the snow capped Himalayas with the major peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul. The stay is chargeable for each hour that you spend at the spot and can be visited between 10 am to 5 pm.
Snow view point, Nainital
Lands’ End : It is Famous for being a spot that is usually reached by trekkers, Land’s End is a picturesque location and the amazing views from this spot are like none other. It provides views of the surrounding hills and is surrounded by some beautiful trees and pine forests.
Kilbury Bird Sanctuary : One of the few high altitude bird sanctuaries in India, the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a home to over 240 different species of Birds which are both migratory and resident.
Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Places of Worship:
Naina Devi Temple – Represented by the ‘eyes’ of goddess Parvati.
St John in Wilderness– A church, set up in 1844 just when the city was getting developed as a English preserve.
Sita Bani Temple – Related with Goddess Sita. It is considered to be the place where she went inside the earth after handing over her sons- Luv and Kush to Lord Rama.
Hanuman Garhi – the temple is built on a hill by a local saint, 3 Km away from Nainital.
Naina Devi Temple
Visit Nainital to rejuvenate yourself and spend some good time with family and friends.
Tulip Fields :
The striking colors of the flowering tulip bulbs are a typical sight in Holland during the spring. The bright red, pink and yellow colors are overwhelmingly beautiful and are a must see, or should we say, a must experience! #AmazingPlaces #Journeyshanti