January 2013

North East India Tour

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With the lush green meadows, exotic land slopes, thundering waterfalls, and above all the most wonderful climate, North East India makes the most exciting tours for couples and even for adventure seeking youngsters. North East India consists of seven sister states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland. The terrain of all these states is made of rain forests, hills, and snow-clad mountains. North East India is the home of spectacular flora and fauna and astonishing climate.


Assam is the only entry point to North Eastern India. Known as the “tea capital of India”, Assam produces the largest quantity of high quality tea. The Kaziranga and Manas National Parks are well known for their one-horned rhinos and even serves as a tiger reserve.

Arunachal Pradesh

From the foothills of the Himalayas emerges the glorious land of Arunachal Pradesh. The maiden clouds over the Himalayas, the glaciers on Brahmaputra, and the marvelous streams passing in and around the state offer a more enchanting colorful flora, making this North Eastern state a unique destination.


Manipur is the home to various tribes with rich traditions and cultural diversity enjoying numerous fairs and festivals throughout the year. This state has gifted the country with “Polo” and a dance form “Ras Leela”. Manipur is a land of poise and dignity with a number of tribes.


Meghalaya is well known for the enthralling hill station, Shillong, also known as “Scotland of India”. Meghalaya is the house of the most amazing caves. There are more than 700 caves most of which are still not mapped. Meghalaya is a perfect location to chill during summer and to experience adventure. The land of highest rainfall, Cheerapunji is located in this state. The state also has enormous small and huge waterfalls and pristine lakes. Elephant falls, Umiam Lake, Maphlang sacred forest, and the longest cave in India are some of the most important places to visit in the state.

Mizoram and Nagaland

Both these states has perfect climate to chill out throughout the year. The states are withered with wonderful landscapes, and colorful flowers. One can enjoy the hospitality and love of a mixture of tribes in both the states. Bamboo dance from Mizoram is world famous.


Though Sikkim does not cover under the Seven Sister States, this North Eastern state offers the charming view of the Himalayas. Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, is known as the Switzerland of India, because of the mind blowing snow fall during the winters. Mount Kanchenjunga, the highest peak in India and the third highest peak in the world is in this state. The unpredictable showers and pristine landscapes make Sikkim, the most sought after destination for honeymooners.

This serene land stretching from the foothills of Himalayas is a fascinating location for honeymooners. A honeymoon trip to all these North Eastern states of India especially in summer will be an unforgettable experience to share joy, love, and warmth for the honeymoon couples.

Top Tips for Travelling Abroad

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While travelling abroad, there are few essential things that you need to consider. Here are some tips and protective measures that make your abroad travel comfortable, safe, and sound.

Before you start your travel

• Check the visa and other local permit letters required within the country.
• Do not forget to fill the emergency information page in your passport.
• Carry all the required documents and certificates in duplicates.
• Leave a copy of your passport, itinerary, contact numbers, other essential documents to friends or family members.
• Be thorough with the rules of stay in the foreign country. While some countries allow three months for a visiting visa, some others let tourists stay only for a few weeks.
• It is better if you extend your medical insurance to respective country you are travelling.
• Check for the embassy location. This will help you to contact them immediately in case of an emergency.
• Carry your respective medicines and prescriptions. In addition, get necessary vaccinations done and all those vaccines prescribed by the specific country.
• Know the weather conditions prevailing in that area and carry with you suitable clothing and accessories.
• Also, limit the valuables. Exempt any expensive jewelry and important documents, and extra credit cards.
• Carry with you necessary adapters required for all your electronics.
• Learn the customs and if possible certain essential sentences to converse with the local people.

After reaching your destination

• Use a bank or a credible money exchange office to get the most of your currency. Avoid using currency exchange at airports and shopping malls.
• In addition, it is better to withdraw in large amounts and secure them, than many withdrawals, as each transaction costs you money.
• Carry a map and familiarize with the local area.
• Never completely trust any local. Get help of reputed guides from the tourist department.
• Check the cab driver with that of the id-proof.
• Do not allow extra passengers to travel with you in the cab, even if recommended by the reputed tourist guide or driver.
• Beware of local thieves.
• Leave a copy of your contact details and your itinerary with the hotel.
• Maintain dress code in religious places and Islamic countries.
• Understand the eating habits. Just with a prior knowledge about the local food, you can avoid unnecessary stomach ailments.
• Always obey local laws.
• Carry your valuables and hand luggage safely. Tag the luggage with your name and contact details. If lost report immediately at the local police station.
• Use hotel safe to secure your cash and valuables.

Top International Travel Honeymoon Destinations

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Speaking of international honeymoon destinations, lovers can pick from gorgeous landscapes, unruffled beaches, peaceful islands, places of adventures and so on to build up their intimacy for a happy marital life. These serene and stunning romantic destinations make a great honeymoon travel. Here is a handpicked list of some of the most sought after international honeymoon destinations.

International HoneymoonSwitzerland

Switzerland is the dream place for honeymooners. This exotic and mind blowing destination with naturally beautified snow clad peaks, breathtaking landscapes, monuments, meadows, lakes, waterfalls, and what not, makes this place heavenly for couples on their honeymoon. This romantic destination with natural beauty surely fulfills the hearts of the honeymooners.


Maldives is the perfect island on earth for honeymoon. The clear beautiful lagoons with sparkling sand, coral reefs, exotic resorts, rich marine life, apart from water sports like diving, and luxurious cruising are some of the exciting features at Maldives. Honeymooners are welcome any time, as the weather at Maldives is surprisingly stunning throughout the year.


Mauritius is a paradise for couples to enjoy a tropical climate in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is known for its rich botanical garden with the giant water lilies and the unique Talipot palm, which blooms once in sixty years. There are amazing sights like colored earth of Charmarel, nature parks, diving with dolphins, ferry rides and many other incredible sights that couples can enjoy at Mauritius.

Bali Island

Like Mauritius, Bali Island is also located in the Indian Ocean enjoying the tropical climate. It is an affordable mesmerizing destination for those who enjoy rich culture and tradition and freshest Bali cuisine. Idyllic sandy beaches, cozy nights, scanty showers in the late afternoon during the wet season, and trekking to the nearest volcanic hills, makes Bali Island a perfect spot for honeymoon couples.


Located on the west coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is a group of 99 islands. This is known as the “jewel of Kedah” of Malaysia. The stunning sea on all directions, paddy fields, sparkling beaches, rich marine life, and water sports all make up for the best place for honeymoon couples. With no disturbance, Langkawi shares an ideal location for couples.


Seychelles is the surrealistic group of 115 exotic islands in the Indian Ocean. For those searching for romantic getaways, in a warm climate, Seychelles is the idealistic honeymoon destination. The stunning lagoons, shining, deserted beaches, spas, diving, snorkeling, interesting plant life, and coral watch are some remarkable aspects at Seychelles.

New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its spectacular landscapes, magnificent snow clad mountains, rivers, geysers, and idyllic serene beaches. New Zealand is a perfect place for couples enjoying adventure sports like skiing, river rafting, trekking, hiking, swimming with dolphins, and watching the enormous whales. With amazing scenery and all the exciting sports, New Zealand is the perfect spot for adventure loving honeymoon couples.


Srilanka is a heavenly place with rich cultural heritage. The exquisite corals, roaring waterfalls, amazing scenario makes this island spectacular spot for couples. Parks, beaches, adventure sports, amazing landscapes are in plenty in this maiden island, making it the most enjoyable honeymoon spot for lovers.

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Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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Known as Kovai, Coimbatore is an important commercial centre and is titled the Manchester of South India. Coimbatore enjoys a pleasant climate due to its proximity to mountain ranges. Due to the influx of immigrants from other parts of the country the population of Coimbatore is multi-cultural. The city is growing in popularity among tourists it is well connected to other parts of the state as well as India by means of air, rail, and bus.
Agricultural University
Agricultural University: The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore is located about 5 km from the railway station, and is one of the top Agricultural Universities in South Asia. The university houses a 300-hectare rich botanical garden with a wide collection of varied species of trees and plants. An annual flower show is conducted in the month of January.

VOC Park and Zoo: Named after V. O. Chidambaram, the famous freedom fighter, this is a public park maintained by the Coimbatore Corporation. A mini zoo, children’s train, models of dinosaurs, swings, and other play equipment attracts children.

Marudhamalai Temple: This hillock temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya also known as Dandayuthapani and is located about 12 km from the railway station. It is also one of the most visited temples in Coimbatore. A large number of devotees flock this temple as it is believed that Lord Subramanya performed several miracles here.

Perur Patteswarar Temple: One of seven Kongu Sivalayams and dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is situated on the banks of river Noyyal about 7 km from Coimbatore. While the inner shrine is much older, the outer buildings were built in the 17th century by the rulers of Madurai. Of interest is that a figure of a soldier loading a musket, wearing identical clothes to that of Aurangzeb’s soldiers, can be found carved on the base of a pillar near at the entrance. Two sacred trees namely the Pirava Puli (The Unborn Tamarind) and the Irava Panai (Deathless Palm) can also be found in this temple.

Siruvani Waterfalls: Siruvani waterfall and dam is located 37 km west of the city. This is the main source of water to the city. The panoramic view of the falls and dam is spellbinding.

Dhyanalinga: A private yogic temple located 30 km at the foothills of Velliangiri hills attracts tourists from all over. The Dhyanalinga is 13 feet 9 inches tall housed in a dome-like structure. These buildings have been constructed only using brick, alum, mud, lime and herbs.
Forest College Museum: One of the oldest institutions in India of its kind and is home to the famous Fischer Herbarium. The Botanical Garden cum Arboretum and the Grass Forest Museum of Natural History houses nearly 300 species of rare plants. An interesting and rare collection of dead specimen of plants and animals can be found in this museum.

Wildlife Sanctuaries: Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park also known as Anamalai Sanctuary, Mudumalai tiger reserve, and Topslip in Anamalai Hills offer a once in a lifetime experience to nature lovers.

Theme Parks: The Maharaja Theme Park, Kovai Kondattam, and Black Thunder offer a fun experience for children and parents as well.