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10 Awesome Books That Satiate The Traveler In You

10 Awesome Books That Satiate The Traveler In You

“The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page”, by St Agustine. So rightly said it sums up how important it is to travel to be able to read the entire book called LIFE. Vice versa is true too. There are a few books which when you read fills you with a different aura, different energy level and help you explore the world, the culture, the people and satiates the traveler in you. Such is the power of the words and the books written by the wise men are a synthesis of their experiences and wisdom which is so reassuring and never-failing. The traveler in you needs a nudge, motivation and that happens with some of the best travel books, these will give you an insight on how wonderful the life is and on how wonderful your journey is.
Following are the ten awesome books that will indeed satiate the traveler in you:

1. The alchemist by Paulo Coelho: This charts an enchanting story of Santiago, a young shepherd boy who finds the courage to follow his heart into the distant lands to travel to the pyramids of Egypt to find the treasure, spurred on by the knowledge that he is following the right path; his own. This beautiful parable not only has the power to uncover the long buried dreams, it also inspires us to reach them.

2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: If ever the story of any man’s adventures in the world were worth making public and were acceptable when published, this book will be accounted for. It’s the story of a wanderer who went to the sea. This story in true sense is a roller coaster ride of Crusoe where the promises for new adventures are awaited. A must read for sea lovers.

3. Three men in a boat by Jerome K: The chief beauty of this book lies not in the literary style nut in the truthfulness of all the events that happened. It’s a story about three men who travel for the sake of it to breach the boredom syndrome.

4. The pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho: It is a recollection of Paulo’s experiences as he made his way across northern span on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. The novel is not only based on an adventure story but it is also a guide to one’s self discovery.

5. Into the wild by John Krakauer: So many people live within unhappy circumstances and they will still not take any initiative to change the situation since they are conditioned to a secure, and conversational life, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. So read this book to see how adventures and new experiences fill endless joy and incredible beauty.

6. Motorcycle diaries by Che Guevara : for those of you who love riding bikes and tripping, for those who love to ride on no roads and create their own path, it’s for you that this book is meant to be. Motorcycle diaries is about two young men on an 8-month, 8000 mile motorcycle journey. This is for sure going to set you on fire and get you moving on wheels.

7. A passage to India by E.M Forster: This book documents the complex relationships between India and their colonial rulers. It recounts a fictional tale from an era gone by, called the British Raj. This book will satisfy your thirst to visit the pre-independence India.

8. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux: You cannot really travel around India without having travelled at least once in the train. And you cannot claim to be an avid reader of travel books until you have read this book. This book explains the trivial details of his travel through India and Asia in a delightful manner.

9. Hot tea across India by Rishad Saam Mehta: Two things unite us Indians like nothing else: gossips and tea. There are places and people we’ve often heard of but know nothing about. It’s a feel-good book with everything in place – the good, the bad and the ugly. So read it to feel it.

10. The art of Travel by Alain De Booton: It’s a book about the author’s travel experiences sharing the planning, execution, the joy and the disappointment while travelling.

These are those ten books which when you read is bound to satiate the traveler in you.
When you travel it leaves you speechless and then into a story teller. Travel and you might publish your own book.


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10 Reasons Why Living In India Is Joyful

10 Reasons Why Living In India Is Joyful

India, Hindustan, Bharat, these are the names we use to represent the largest democracy in the world. “Mera Bharat Mahan” is apt to represent the epitome of the mixed culture. India is a landmass that houses variety; here you’ll find an amalgam of food, culture, weather, diversity, geographical difference, all in one. Spirituality, awakening, worships you can see all this happening here. Deities, worships, devotion, festivals are celebrated with great pomp and celebration, of togetherness and uniqueness. It’s the diversity that unites the people here. People from all walks of life are united by this common string of Indianness.

Living in India in itself is a feeling of joy and celebration and celebration it with food, people, culture and work. So the ten reasons why living here is joyful are:

1. Food: variety, spicy, non-spicy, veg, non-veg, anything you like to anything you couldn’t have imagined; everything is available here. Food in the form of prasadam, in the form of buffets in the five star hotels, of along the road side, it has the essence of origin and belongingness to the place. North, south, east and west, food isn’t the same at all. Its variety makes living here an awesome feeling.

2. Festivals: 365 days in a year for Indians are festivals to celebrate. Festivals where feast is made and served, festivals where fasting is done, where wives pray for the long life of her husbands, to name a few always add colors to life, both literally(Holi) and figuratively.

3. Geographical diversity: India is a peninsula surrounded by water on its three sides. It has the Himalayan ranges, the fertile Ganga planes, the innumerable rivers, the Deccan plateau, the horrid Thar Desert, the snowy hills. The diversity has been a part of this country, so recreation available 24*7 like those perennial rivers.

4. Clothing: People do not have just one fixed clothing here. Every place you visit, you are sure to find the variety in the clothing. Saris, chudidars, lungis, Manipuri dress are to just name a few. The robe culture is so vast, and if you are a true clothes maniac, you’ll want to try wearing something new, you can hit a boutique and find that displays the diversity India has.

5. Joint Families: In the 21st century, there has been dismantling of families here, there are places where you still have joint families, and just living together is a blissful experience. The grandma’s pickle, the grandpa’s jokes, the parents’ love and affection, the cousins’ sharing and caring nature all bring you up as a wholesome person, instilling in you the qualities of a perfect gentleman.

6. Extraordinary history: Being under a number if rulers and then under colonial power, India has dramatic history. The art and architecture is greatly influenced by these factors. The Taj Mahal, the red fort, the gateway of India, Victoria memorial, etc, all these stand strong as testimony for the history of India.

7. Get away: Myriad lakes, rivers, forts, palaces, hill stations, waterfalls, forests, mountains, gardens, these are present in such numbers, that a short get-away or even a long get-away can always be planned. Picnics or trips can be planned and fixed to get the tint of Indian ethnicity. There is no room for boredom here.

8. Dance and Music: Folk, classical, Bollywood dance and music has never failed to amuse the people, because these have the power to teleport people to their past, the past of India. The music is so refreshing and enticing, it has the power to connect to the roots and touch our souls. Dance is in the footstep of every Indian, marking its significance.

9. The air you breathe at every step is never the same: With every step you take, you can witness uniqueness and a true sense of jingoism. Ethnicity is in the air you breathe here.

10. Happiness is hidden in small things: Be it at home, in schools, in trips or picnics, marriages or small functions, you’ll see that people find happiness in small things too. Charity, sacrifices, friendships, penance, meditation are a symbol of happiness in tiny things.

Living in India doesn’t need just these 10 reasons, it’s beyond.
The air you breathe in here fills you with bliss and ecstasy always.


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Is ‘Mom n Kid’ Travelling The Most Trending Thing Now?

Is ‘Mom n Kid’ travelling the most trending thing now?

Mother is the most soulful person and the relationship of a mother and a child is an exemplary example of unconditional love and care. Mother is an epitome of ease, comfort, care and unquestionable love. Deeper understanding, curious heart and the watchful eyes filled with concern are the feelings one gets from a mom. A mom and kid are more than just mom and kid, they are best friends, best cousins and they mean the world to one another.

These days where some portion of the working class is female- moms are working too. And the need to bring the relationship between a mom and the kid to the fore, spending some time together has become necessity.

Now the whole world is in the cut-throat competition and this bond is finding a back seat. The relationship is there but is not being cherished the way it used to be. So there’s a need to change the whole concept of this relationship and the way it is viewed. Mom and kid is just not power and control situation, it’s a bond of celebration and rejoice. Now is the time to bring back life to this divine bond.

Here are a few reasons why “mom n kid” travelling is the most trending thing now:

1. A child accepts mom as his best friend: When the kid is small to make new friends, the friend is its mom. The mother means everything to the kid. The mother is more than happy to cherish the bind. They spend a lot of time together and to make lasting memories, for the mom, with her cute little kid, travel is a means.

2. A school going kid: The child who goes to school is so hooked up with the school schedule and home work that there isn’t enough time to spare with the family. But to nurture the child with good values and morale, quality time with its mom is required. So any holidays are looked forward for getaways to spend great mom n kid time so that lessons of greater importance are taught to the child in addition to having fun.

3. The college kid: For a mom, a kid is a kid even after it goes to the college. And these days to provide best of education to their child, the parents sacrifice a lot of their happiness so as to get their child the world best facilitates. They send the child to hostel to make him grow as a complete person. Amidst all this, the child spends a lot of time with its peers and very less time with its parents. Once in a while when the child goes home, the family especially the mom wants to spend as much time as possible with her child. They often travel to revisit all those glorious days they had together.

4. The working kid: In the hoard of earning money a person so engrossed in the money making process, that he often keeps all the relations at stake, forgets about people and their relations with him. While everyone does ‘tit for tat’, the mother is the only person who waits for her child irrespective of everything and loves her child unconditionally. The child is filled with tears to see its mom on its side. To celebrate that infinite bond of happiness and selflessness will burgeon with a travel. A travel reestablishes the bond and augments it with more love and care.

5. Mother gets older: Friends of the mom get older with her and they slowly lose touch with one another. The only friend mom has is her kid and unto her child she bears all her faith and hope. She holds the hands of her child to walk an extra mile, to laugh a little louder and to smile an inch more. The child realizes this and is ready to do anything for her. A travel to a distant place to fulfill her desire, a travel to the mom’s most favorite place puts a smile on her lips and tears in her eyes giving her the feeling of solace and satisfaction. A smile on her child’s face is all she wants and a travel will unfailingly bring it on both the faces. A mutual feeling of joy and bliss gives delight to both the mom and the kid.

The mom n kid travelling should always happen to celebrate the bond of purity and learn the lesson of selflessness.


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10 Architectural Landmarks You Cannot Miss In 2017

10 Architectural Landmarks You Cannot Miss In 2017

India is a land of rich culture and heritage. Indian history and present have a lot to offer for its present and future generations, something to cherish for ages to come. Art and architecture in India have never failed to amuse all of us. The unique, distinct feature if the sculptors or the monuments have always mesmerized not only the thinkers and the scholars but the “aam admi” too. Since Indian history is influenced by a large number of rulers like: the Mughals, the Sultans, the Peshwas, the Cholas, the Tughlaqs, the INC, the BJP, etc. the art and architecture here is a mélange of cross culture. The contemporary India is sure: “Unity in diversity” which was earlier too.

1. Akshardham, Delhi: Akshardham means “abode of God”. It is an edifice that displays the millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture. The main attraction of the Swami Narayan Akshardham is the Akshardham Mandir. It is intricately carved with flora, fauna, dancers and deities. The “hall of values”, the “Theatre”, the “boat ride” show to their audience the message of: non-violence, perseverance, vegetarianism, prayers, morality and family harmony.

2. Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad: The magnificent paintings of the Ajanta and the well-carved sculptures of Ellora are sure to amuse the traveler within you and quench your thirst. Located in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra, these caves are the finest example of Indian paintings and sculptures. These are an assortment of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain temples. A visit to this place will surely make you feel blessed and proud to be an Indian.

3. Khajuraho temple, Madhya Pradesh: This is a group of Jain and Hindu temples in Madhya Pradesh. They are one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. In India Historical records note that there were 85 temples by 12th century of which only 20 are surviving today. Of these 20, the Kandariya Mahadeva temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism, and expressiveness of ancient Indian art.

4. Taj Mahal, Agra: This white beauty needs no reasoning as to why it stands tall and wide and ranks top in the list of architectural landmarks one must not miss. Every inch of the marvelous white reflects the hard work each worker put in to make it one of the wonders of the world. This mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. It stands on the south bank of the Yamuna River. The moonlight brings out its eternal beauty.

5. Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai: Just as the terminal celebrates a new global high-tech identity for Mumbai, the structure is imbued with responses to the local setting, culture, and history. This terminal demonstrates the potential for the modern airport to vie tradition a new.

6. Infosys, Pune: The Infosys campus is one of its kinds. It has a unique building design: the egg-shaped design. This is a beautiful high-tech building which actually looks like a descending spacecraft.

7. Mysore Palace, Mysore: Royalty, nobility, power and supremacy nudges every wall of this palace. Located in the heart of the city, Mysore; this palatial structure attracts a large number of tourists. It is an official residence and seat of the Wodeyars- the rulers of Mysore. Every autumn the palace is a venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival. Light and sound shows are arranged every day except Sundays and public holidays. The stunningly luxurious palace will leave you to spell bound.

8. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi: This is the oldest and the principal temple in Hampi. This is located on the south bank of Tungabhadra. This temple stands as a testimony that Hampi is a sacred place. It is believed that the temple has been functioning since its inception in the 7th century. The rituals and the ceremonies take place in the temple every day. The annual festivals here attract a large number of tourists and pilgrims alike.

9. Worli Sea link, Mumbai: The Bandra- Worli sea link is a civil engineering marvel spanning the arc of the Mumbai coastline. With its cable-stayed towers soaring gracefully skywards, the sea link is a reflection of modern infrastructure that Mumbai is adding in its progress towards becoming a world-class city.

10. Lotus temple, New Delhi: This temple gives the impression of a half-open lotus flower, afloat surrounded by its leaves. Each component is repeated nine times. The temple is open to people of all faiths, languages, and cultures. It is a symbol of United India.

India is truly an amalgam of vivid culture and its vast and varied heritage and royalty is augmented by these architectural landmarks one mustn’t miss in 2017.


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10 Amazing Festivals Of The World

10 Amazing Festivals Of The World

Festivals fill our lives with unbounding happiness and joy. It brings the families together. The traditional to go along with the celebrations unites all and everyone enjoys the festival with the crux of its origin. Festivals never fail to create excitement. They have always gathered people far and wide and giving them all a sense of belongingness to one another. Here’s a list of 10 amazing festivals that are celebrated across the globe that you must witness before you die.

1. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro is known as the Carnival capital of the world. It is not only the biggest carnival in the world but is ca benchmark against which other carnivals are compared. Rio carnival is a 5-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. Carnival with all its excesses is celebrated as a profane event could be interpreted as a farewell to all the pleasure of the flesh. It is celebrated in the month of February.

2. Chinese New Year, China: This is also known as the Spring festival or Lunar New Year. This festival is centuries old and gains significance because of the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was the time to honor the deities as well as the ancestors.

3. Rio de Janeiro Mud festival, South Korea: This festival is celebrated during the summer season in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats and is taken to the Daecheon beach area. The mud is rich in minerals and is used to manufacture cosmetics. Mud pools, mud slides, mud skiing competitions are held too.

4. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin, China: This is the largest Ice and Snow festival in the world which is celebrated in Harbin in China. The festival starts on 5th and lasts for a month. While ice and snow sculptures are erected throughout the city, these are exhibited at Sun Island and Ice and snow world.

5. White nights Festival, St.Peteresburg Russia: This festival is organized by St.Petersburg, Russia; which begins in May and ends in July. The “Stars of the White nights is a series of classical ballet, opera and orchestral performances at the Mariinsky concert hall. There are daily evening shows during the festival. Sometimes some performances are scheduled in the morning and noon too.

6. Di de los muertos, Mexico: This is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico by the Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gathering of friends and family to pray and remember the friends and family who have died and help support their spiritual journey. The celebration takes place from October 3rd to November 2nd. Favorite foods and beverages of the departed are brought to honor the dead ones.

7. Holi, India: It is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India, also known as festival of colors. It emphasizes the significance of good over evil. People here meet and play, laugh and enjoy, forget and forgive and is celebrated as a thanks giving for a good harvest. It is celebrated somewhere between end of February and mid-March.

8. Carnival of Venice, Italy: This Venetian carnival tradition is most famous festival for its distinctive masks. It is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The festival is said to have started from a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica” against the Patriarch of Aquileia. In the honor of this victory people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square. Ever since then people have followed this custom. It is common for people to attend the carnival wearing elaborate costumes with masks.

9. Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan: It is an annual event celebrated in Taiwan. During this festival thousands of lanterns light over Pingxi district in Taiwan. The fireworks ceremony is an important one too. The fireworks display was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingxi Sky lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner.

10. La Tomatina, Spain: This is an annual festival held in the Valencian town of Bunol in Spain, in which participants throw tomatoes on one another and get involved in the tomato fight purely for entertainment purpose. It is held on the last Wednesday of August. Usually the fight lasts for an hour after which the whole town square is covered with tomato paste. Fire trucks then hose down the streets and participants often use hoses that locals provide to remove the tomato paste from their bodies.

Festivals are celebrated across the globe for different reasons and with different purposes.
But the underlying fact that they bring people and traditions closer can never be denied.


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My Essential guide to Kaas Plateau

My Essential guide to Kaas Plateau

Kaas plateau, locally known as Kaas Patthar is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra.  It is a hotspot of the Western Ghats. Kaas plateau is known as the valley of flowers of Maharashtra and has wide varieties of flora. It is estimated that 70% of Maharashtra’s flower are found here. It is stated as world’s heritage site by the UNESCO. Kaas plateau is the home for many endemic species. The bright colourful flowers among the lush green grasses look horribly beautiful. The dry, nude trees too look so green in the valley. The beautiful, unique butterflies and other insects are very adorable. The caterpillars too look colourful and pretty.

How to travel to Kaas plateau?

It is advised to go to Kaas plateau in a private car or group of travel buses. There are local buses, but the frequencies of those buses are slow and hence, it would be better if you would go by vehicles arranged by yourself. Suppose you start your journey from Satara then the auto-rickshaws are available. One can reach Kaas plateau easily by an auto.

When is the best time to visit Kaas plateau?

Kaas plateau will be officially opened for the public to visit and enjoy the beauty usually from the month of August. There are specific times for the public to visit the place. In order to protect the flora, from this year onwards i.e. from 2016 only 3000 people will be allowed to visit Kaas plateau. Kaas plateau looks different at different times. You will experience different faces of the valley during the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the season. There are some flowers which bloom once in few years. So it would be difficult to visit at that particular time. Therefore, you need to research and plan when to visit the place. People who wish to see purple flowers all over the place can plan their trip anytime in between the months of August and September.

Where to stay?

There are only very few hotels and resorts to stay. So it is recommended to book the rooms well in advance. There are hotels in Satara which requires you to travel for 45 minutes. Some of the resorts and hotels are Kaa pathar village resort and hotel, Nature Plateau Paradise, Hotel Kaas Pathar Lake View, Hotel Sahyadri Pushpa and Kaas Holiday resort.

Food available:

The hotels near Kaas plateau provide dishes like mutton biriyani, Bharli Vangi, and many other local dishes. You can view the lake, sit there and have your food. It gives a different experience. In the plateau, you will not find any restaurants but if you get down the parking place, you will find few local hotels and restaurant.

Few more basic tips:

Carry a lot of water bottles with you. The plateau is isolated and does not have any shops nearby. Also, you will be prone to get tired very soon. Therefore, carry lots of water when to visit the valley of flowers of Maharashtra.

Do as much of research on the place before you plan for the visit. Get to know about different varieties of flowers. Try to identify the flowers and their differentiating characteristics. This will add on beautiful memories. Going with someone who knows a lot of flora and fauna would be good. Otherwise, it is recommended to buy a book at the ticket counter.

Do online bookings as fast as possible as there are only limited number of people to enter into the plateau. The entrance fee is Rs. 100 on the weekends and government holidays. It is Rs. 50 on the working days.

It is advised to carry an umbrella or a raincoat since Kaas plateau will be opened for public to visit in the monsoon. Rain is very common in the plateau and also takes waterproof covers for your mobile phones and camera. Also, make sure you don’t wear expensive clothes and shoes. They might get dirty and become useless after the trip.

There are various charges if you want to visit Kaas plateau. So you better carry money along with you. There are entry fees. The fees differ according to the age. Then, you need to pay for parking the vehicles and carrying cameras. Even you need to pay for the guide who takes you and introduces to each and every flower in the plateau.

To conclude, visiting Kaas plateau is like visiting a magic world. The plateau has infinite varieties of flowers which will add colour to the eyes. One should always book his tickets before in hand; carry water bottles, umbrella, camera, and other necessary things. Also, dress accordingly as the plateau will be open for public during the monsoon seasons. It the best time to visit, travel and have memories.


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Great places to visit in North East India

Great places to visit in North East India

North East India is known for its mesmerizing beauty. This part of India can expose one to adventurous activities. There are many amazing places that one can never see in any part of the world. Here are 15 great places in North East India that can make you astonish.

(1) Kaziranga National Park

The home of one-horned rhino, Kaziranga National Park is listed as UNESCO heritage site. This national park located in Assam attracts people from all over the world. The Kaziranga national park has 35 species of mammals and many species of migratory birds that visit this place during its migratory phase.

(2) Nathu La Pass

Nathu La pass means listening ears pass where Nathu means ‘listening ears’ while la means ‘pass’. Trekking in the Nathu Laa pass gives you a different experience as the views of the pass are extremely beautiful. You can have lifetime memories if you trek in this pass. There are eye-catching lakes as you walk on the road. Visitors need to be very careful as one can experience hostile conditions due to lack of sufficient oxygen.

(3) Rafting in Siang River

Siang Lake is a tributary of Brahmaputra River. It is a life savior for the Adi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. The lake attracts many people for an adventurous rafting experience. The tides are not violent in the months of October and early November.

(4) Nuranang Falls

Nuranang Falls is 100 meters falls and is popularly known as Bong Bong Falls. The waterfalls and its unique beauty will make your soul rejoice. You can have a nice time by heading to the foot of the falls.

(5) Gorichen Peak

The Gorichen peak is near Tawang and is a climbable peak. It is located at a height of 6500 meters above the sea level. You will be exposed to the alluring beauty of many scenes as you climb the peak.

(6) Ziro Valley

Ziro valley is located in Arunachal Pradesh. It is rich in rice fields, Apa Tani tribals, and Pine Hills. Ziro valley can visit any time in a year as the climate here is mild throughout the year. Some of the places that one can visit in Ziro valley are Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, Meghna Cave temple, Kile Pakho, Ziro Puto, Hapoli, Dolo Mando, Dilopolyang Maniipolyang and Tarin Fish Farm.

(7) Jaintia Hills

Jaintia hills are located in Meghalaya and are very rich in deposits of limestone. Tourists can enjoy a lot here as it has numerous caves. One cave leads to another and people can have adventurous activities. Jaintia hills have very shallow as well as long caves.

(8) Sandakphu Peaks

Sandakphu peaks are located on the border of Sikkim-West Bengal region at a height of 11,000 feet away from the sea level. It is best to visit during April, May, and November. You can view the unmatched peaks of the Himalayan range.

(9) Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery is situated in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the largest monastery in India and is located at a height of 10,000 feet. One must visit the monastery during a full moon day to see the most beautiful celestial view. Also, you can see 850 different sculptures in the monastery.

(10) Majuli Islands

Majuli islands, the biggest river island in the world are situated in the Brahmaputra and serve many tribal people. This place is famous for navigation through the fields and sees varieties of birds. November is the best time to visit Majuli islands.

(11) Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is located in the states of Meghalaya and is very popular for the living root bridges. Cherrapunji receives the maximum rainfall in the world. You can come across various species of flora and fauna. Camping can be done under the root bridges.

(12) Talatal Ghar

Talatal Ghar means royal palace and was built in 18th century by Swargadeo Singha. The palace is popular for its simplicity and unusual architecture. It is seven storied and is very simple and makes you delight.

(13) Phodong Monastery

The Phodong Monastery belongs to the 18th century. It is famous for ancient murals and is the oldest monastery. It is situated in Sikkim. This monastery is the home for 260 Buddhist monks. These monks perform Chaam dance in their annual festival and one should visit the festival during their visit to this place.

(14) Dampa Tiger Reserve

Dampa tiger reserves have species of sparse tigers which are found very rare. The reserve has 10 species of animals and birds. The royal looks of the tiger will amaze the visitors.

(15) Madhuri Lake

The lake was called by the name Shungaster before it was renamed as Madhuri. An army cafeteria sells hot momos near the lake. It tastes delicious when one eats it sitting near the lake in a cold weather. To experience, this little joy many people visit this lake.