Thursday, February 22, 2018

Haunted Places in India-Real Ghost Stories

We Indians have grown listening to mysterious tales of Panchatantra. But have you ever experienced any paranormal activities in your surrounding or listened to real ghost story from someone in your village? I know every time when we discuss it, it gives us nightmares and goose bumps. However, In spite of this creepy feeling, we do not resist ourselves pulling toward such stories and want to know about them more and more.

Today we’re here to tell you about the sneakiest and haunted places in India which are associated with some real ghost stories.

Tunnel No 33 Barog, Himachal Pradesh

No one would have ever thought that a tunnel, which passes one of the most popular mountain trains in India, could be so frightening. Barog is the longest tunnel on the Shimla-Kalka Railway route. According to a story, a British engineer colonel named Barog was appointed for the constructing of this tunnel but unfortunately he could not complete it due to his incorrect judgment and two ends of the tunnel did not meet. Therefore, he was fined with Rs 1. Embarrassed Barog committed suicide.  According to locals, Barog spirit still haunts the place and numerous people have witnessed paranormal activities here. As a result, it is considered one of the most haunted places in Himachal Pradesh, India. The grave of architect Barog is almost 3 km from the actual Barog Railway Station. Read the complete story about Shimla Tunnel No. 33.


Khooni Nadi (River of Blood)Rohini, Delhi

haunted places in india

It is Delhi’s most haunted place, which falls in Rohini sector of New Delhi. According to people, anyone who goes near to this river is gulped by the water. Many incidents associated with this river have become the talk of the town. In past few years, many dead bodies have been found here. Even many paranormal investigators have confirmed paranormal activities here.

Writer’s Building Kolkata

Today, it is the secretariat of West Bengal government yet paranormal activities are still going on. No one dares to go here after sunset. There are numerous empty rooms in this building and are haunted from decades. Many people and workers have notice disappearing acts of woman here. Even some politician has noticed and felt some paranormal activities here.

Tower of Silence, Mumbai

Tower of Silence is another most popular haunted place in India situated in Malabar hills. In actual, it is allied with the Parsi ritual of leaving the body after death in open for birds to feed on. They believe that earth and fire are polluted by a dead body. Therefore, they keep dead bodies on these towers of silence. According to locals, many hairs raising paranormal activities are witnessed here at the tower. No one ventures to enter this site after dark.


Brij Raj Bhavan Palace, Rajasthan

Once the residence of the princely family of Kota, now Brij Raj Bhavan is considered one of the most haunted places in India. Though it has been converted into a heritage hotel, yet few paranormal activities have been felt here. However, the ghost does not harm anybody as per the reports. According to people, it is the spirit of Major Burton, who was killed along with his two sons in 1857 by Indian sepoys.  

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rann of Kutch Gujarat- Your Own Moon on Earth

If I say, you can land on the moon without space suit, oxygen and other space necessities. Would you believe it? I am sure; you will call me eccentric or perhaps you would laugh on me. But it is possible in India; there is a place in Gujarat, called Kutch that can make you feel like you’re at moon. In actual, it is a white desert that looks like moon.

rann kutch looks like moon

Places to Visit in Kutch, Gujarat

Kutch is the largest district in Gujarat, in-fact in whole of India that attracts tourists from all over the globe- and why not, it has numerous points of interests along with its world-famous the great Rann of Kutch. So let’s find out something interesting about them.

Great Rann of Kutch

Every year, millions of people from all around the globe, head to Kutch to see this mesmerizing place. The Rann of Kutch is a large area of salt marshes which is parted into Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch. In actual, it is a shallow wetland which submerges into water in rainy season and turns into a large salty fields in dry months. Tourists visiting this place feel that they are on moon. In addition to this, it is the venue of the world famous Rann Utsav Festival, which lasts for 3 months and start from 1st November. The festival not only gives you chance to experience full moon on salt deserts but also allows tourists to taste authentic delicious local cuisine, enjoy lovely folk music and receive warm hospitality of lovely localities.

 Wildlife Sanctuary Kutch

flamingo birds in kutch

Along with tourists, thousands of pink flamingo head to this amazing white dessert every winter and live in Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary. In every two minutes you will encounter army personals, unseen wild animals and beautiful flamingos.

Mandvi Beach Bhuj

The beauty of Arabian Sea is unparallel and you can’t better feel it from anywhere then this serene beach. Located on the Northwestern shore, Mandvi beach is perfect place to enjoy vacations with friends and family, especially in winters.

Dholavira Kutch

Want to go back in 4500 years old Indus Valley Civilization era, and explore some unknown interesting facts of that time? If yes, come to Dholavira in kutch. It discloses the 7 different stages of Indus civilization, which starts from Early Harappan to Posturban Harappan B.  According to archaeologist, Harappan was one of the most modern cities of that era. Dholavira is located at khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District.

Kutch Museum

Kutch Museum is one of the most popular places to visit in Kutch, Gujarat, which makes tourist familiar with amazing antics of Kutch history. One can see here a wide collection of old fossils, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture, etc.

All Days of the Week except Wednesday
9am to 11am
3pm to 5.30pm (Closed on 2nd &4th Saturday)

Aaina Mahal (Mirror Place)

Also known as the Hall of Mirror is a beautiful 18th century palace which was built during the rule of Lakhpatji. It houses a wide collection of local handicrafts from all over the Kutch. The palace has a picturesque architecture that includes beautiful carved doorways, elaborate window boxes and balconies.   

Things to Do in Kutch, Gujarat

Enjoy Local Cuisine- Kutch is paradise for food lovers, who always eager to try something authentic and delicious. Kutch is known for its local dishes that are known as Kutchi cuisine. Although, Kutch people prefer pure vegetarian food, but due rising demand for non-veg has given birth to numerous non-vegetarian restaurants around the city. Almost every restaurant in Kutch serves local Gujarati cuisine and other traditional food items. Some of the popular dishes of Kutch Gujarat are:

Dabeli- The mouthwatering dish is mixture of spicy potato which is made of infusion of peanut, sweet sauce, onion, and pomegranate. The mixture of all of these ingredients is stuffed between bread something similar to burger. In short we can say it is the desi version of burger, but somewhat is different manner, which is more delicious than regular burger for sure.

Lahsooni Aloo Parantha- The tasty appetite is the specialist of Bhuj cuisine. As the name suggests, garlic is the main ingredient of it and is which is used in fresh and crushed garlic along with some local spices. You can take this along with vegetables.

Other Famous Gujarati Cuisines

Ø  Dhokla
Ø  Khakhra
Ø  Thepla
Ø  Garlic Chutney

Shopping in Kutch, Gujarat

gujarat Shopping places

Similar to its culture, the bazaars (markets) of Kutch are colorful. Along with globally known white dessert, Kutch is famous for artistic handicrafts as well. If you’re visiting this place during Rann Utsav, do not forget to India’s finest artifacts made by locals. Most of the people in Kutch are in the business of craft.  Sarees, Lehangas, bedsheet and varieties of handwork embroideries are worth to buy here.

Some of the Major Markets Around Kutch
  1. Bhujodi Market
  2. Dhamkada Market
  3. Nirona Market
  4. Bhachua Market
So, this year amaze your family members, take them to Rann Utsav, India’s most happening festival of India.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Manali-Plan Your Trip into The Eye Pleasing Valleys

Manali Tourist Places

Hello friends! Today, I am taking you to a majestic Himalayan resort town which will not only refresh your mood, but also lift your adrenaline rush by offering you some of the best adventurous activities in India.

Friends, I am talking about Manali, one of the most popular Indian hill stations situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful town is encircled with lofty Himalayan Mountains and the lush green forests. Apart from this, its rustic culture, colorful markets, adventure sports and delicious local cuisine are some of the major reasons that attract tourists to visit this amazing destination. So, I would suggest you to make aweekend trip to this wonderful spot. It is a perfect tourist destination to visit with friends and family and is budget-friendly too

Places to Visit in Manali

Friends, it is important to plan in advance to make your Manali sightseeing more wonderful and interesting. It’s each and every place is worth watching. So here I am starting with pilgrimage sites in Manali and its surrounding.

Hadimba Devi Temple:

Actually, the temple is an ancient cave dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima. The temple is built in pagoda structure type, which it makes somewhat different to others temples in India. The place is associated with Mahabharata. It is said that the whole of the region was ruled by a demon who was the brother Hidimbi Devi. During their exile, Pandavas were passing through this place and on the request of locals, Bhima Killed demon and married his sister. Hidimbi and Bhima fell in love with each other. After marriage, Hadimba gave birth to son named Ghatotkachh. Wooden Carvings inside the temple are worth watching.

Key Points

-Temple is accessible by road; you can take your vehicle up-to temple’s stairs.
- To avoid annoying traffic, park your vehicle a KM. behind and walk to temple enjoying nature, if you can.
- Get your pictures clicked in traditional dresses, which are offered by nearby shopkeepers.
- Very important thing- To avoid heavy queue rush in temple, visit temple early morning.

Manali Bazaar:

Manali has its own beautiful bazaar that is parted into three major parts Mall road market, Old Manali market and Tibetan Market. So, if you want to buy a souvenir to keep your Manali trip memorable, Manali Bazaar gives you lots of options.

Key Points:
-Hand-woven carpets, shawls, rugs are worth to buy in Mall Road Market
-If you’re decorative items, you can also buy Tibetan artifacts and souvenirs from Tibetan Market.

Manali Sanctuary:

Friends, if you’re on long vacation, then you have lots options around Manali, but if you have to limited time and want to visit best of Manali, head to its amazing sanctuary. Manali sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Manali in one day. It’s just a 2 kms distance from the main Manali where you can seek pleasure in Himalayan flora and fauna. 

Key Points:
-Sometimes you may have to go 10-15 kms ahead inside the park to see animals, depends on your luck.

Solang Valley:

Friends, as I said above, Manali is equally best place for adventure lovers along with nature lover; Solang valley is the place where you can enjoy ice skating and paragliding. Few Ski agencies are set up around the place which operates during winters. However, you can enjoy Para-gliding, horse riding, and ropeway all year around.

Key Points

For ice skating January is the best time
You can also head to an oldest temple Anjaani Mahadeve, located 2.5 Kms from here.
Recommended for honeymooners

Jogini Falls:

I personally liked this place so much in Manali. I find myself very close to Mother Nature. Serene atmosphere, natural sound of waterfall I think you can count yourself lucky, once you’re here. Sit near to this eye-pleasing waterfall and enjoy tiny droplets of water on your face.
-Best place for meditation as very less people go here.
-You need to trek 1.5 km from Vashishta temple to reach here.
-There is no shop for food here, so keep some snacks and water bottles with you.

Manikaran Shahib:

The sacred place is approximately 35 kms from Kullu and 80 kms from Manali. The founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Ji came to this place during third Udasi. There is a huge Gurudwara here on the right bank of river Parvati. Every day thousands of devotes come here to seek blessing.

Key Points
-Don’t forget to have bath in hot and holly springs of Manikaran before going for prayer
- Relish the mouth watering langar (God’s food).

Rohtang Pass:

32 Miles away from Manali on Eastern Pir Panjal Range, Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass that connects the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. It is located on an elevation of 13,051 ft that remains open only from May to November.

Key Points

- With enchanting and picturesque landscapes you may also face traffic in as lots of people head to this place in season. I would suggest you head to this place as early as you can in morning
- If you’re going through a local taxi service, beware they may insist you to rent local winter clothes. They would tell you that Rohtang pass is too cold; yes it is cold but not more than their intention.

Vashishta Temple:

It is almost 4000 years old ancient temple in old Manali. The beautiful temple is dedicated to Rishi Vashistha, one of the seven sages of Hindu.

Key Points
-       You can have an exceptional view of the Beas River from the temple.
-       Bathing in hot water springs is an amazing experience here.

What to Eat in Manali

Friends, visiting Manali and not having its local street food, is like you’re enjoying half of Manali trip. Believe me the town gives best mouthwatering authentic local food that you would hardly get in any 5 star hotels.

Trout Fish:

If you love to eat Non Veg trout fish is fantastic to have here, which is caught from the local river. The Johnson Café is a perfect place to have it where it is served with roasted almond sauce.

Italian Pizza:

Italian Pizza is another best food to eat in Manali. There are lots of small-big restaurants in Mall Road that serve Italian Pizza. I would personally recommend you to go to IL Forno Restaurant, which is located on Hadimba Road. It is run by a foreigner lady. The best part of their pizza is they use everything organic from their own garden.


Dham is an authentic food of Manali that is cooked during wedding ceremonies in Himachal Pradesh. It includes rice, curry, and sweetened rice. There are many food eateries in Mall road that offer this amazing, mouth watering dish.

Chinese and Tibetan Food:

Chinese and Tibetan food is worth to taste in Manali. Some shops are really good, especially which are far from Mall road. May be because of they have less customer; they make it from their heart.

I hope you liked this post. Please do comment for your suggestions and stay connected to read our next travel blog.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Top 10 Places to See in Kashmir

No words are enough to describe the beauty of Kashmir. This northern most state of India is known for its picturesque landscape and attractive natural phenomena. Therefore, it has been an object of interest for numerous travel enthusiasts. The whole of Kashmir is worth watching. So Let’s know 10 most popular places to see in Kashmir.
Places to see in Kashmir


Srinagar is the summer capital of the state, Jammu and Kashmir, reflecting the authentic Jammu and Kashmir. The city is located on the banks of Jhelum river, surrounded by snow-capped mountain valleys. Srinagar is blessed with numerous tourist attractions including Mughal gardens, mosques, temples and the most renowned Dal Lake. Dal lake gives you an opportunity ride on Shikara boats and houseboats. While riding you can observe numerous beautiful birds such as breasted Kingfishers and large striking birds.


Gulmarg is one of the prominent places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir, noted as a popular skiing destination in the world. It comes under the Baramula district and is surrounded by Pirpanjal ranges in the western Himalayas. It is approximately 52 km from Srinagar having numerous points of interests such as a Baba Reshi Shrine, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Strawberry Vallery, etc. Along with skiing, Gulmarg is also very popular for mount biking, trekking, snowboarding, etc.

 Leh and Ladakh:

Leh and Ladakh are two of the most prominent tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir. The culture of these reasons is closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is often considered as the Land of high passes. There are numerous beautiful monasteries in Ladakh, which are the main attraction of the region, drawing tourists from all across the world. Some of the popular Buddhist monuments in Ladakh are Sankar Gompa, Spituk Gompa, Hemis Monastery, Shey Gompa, Thiksey Gompa, etc.


Sonmarg is a beautiful hill station in the Ganderbal district of Jammu Kashmir. It is said that it was a gateway on the ancient Silk Road that used to lead to China. Sonmarg, which means ‘meadow of gold’ has magnificent snowy mountains in its backdrop also attract tourists all around the country. Sonmarg is also very popular for its trekking routes that lead to some of the beautiful lakes of Himalayas’ such as Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake and Gadsar Lake.


Often credited to as ‘The Crown of Kashmir’ is a prominent tourist destination in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Lolab Valley and Bugas Valley are the two prominent tourist destination in this region comprising of beautiful meadows, mountains and waterfalls. 


Pahalgam is usually known as the Valley of Shepherds is approximately 3 hours drive from Srinagar. It is also the departure point for pilgrims going on the Amarnath Yatra that takes place annually in the months of July-August. There are also some must visit places in Pahalgam that will leave you into another world like Kolhoi Glacier, Betaab Valley.


Kargli is an another point of interests in Kashmir, which is the witness of Kargil War of 1999. Today, it is a flourishing town in Ladakh district, located approximately 204 km from Srinagar.There are lots of tourist attractions in Kargil sector that can be explored such as Pashkum, Mulbek, Shargole, Fokar Urgiyan Rzong and Royal Wakha, Drass War Memorial, Karste Valley, etc.


If you want to have a glimpse of Kashmir's history, you must head to this beautiful place in Kashmir. Kathua is also called as the city of Sufis, as there are many Sufi shrines of peers in the region. The beautiful place is situated on the banks of a river offering scintillating views and calm atmosphere.


Pulwama is an alluring town in Pulwama district, approximately 40 km from the summer capital of Srinagar. It is also known as ‘Dudha Kul of Kashmir’ because of its high milk production. The morality of the people of Pulwama is associated with agriculture and grow saffron, apple, almonds, walnut and cherry.


Anantnag is one of the picturesque places to visit in Kashmir. It is located an elevation of approximately 5253 ft. The whole of the area has beautiful lush green gardens and fresh water springs. Anantnag is also very popular for its Martand temple, which now in ruins. Martand was a Kashmiri Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Sun, which was demolished by Muslim ruler Sikandar Butshikan in the early 15th century.   


Poonch is located adjacent to Indo-Pak Border, but instead of that, it draws travel enthusiasts from all over the globe. The place is surrounded by beautiful alpine mountains, stunning lakes and green meadows. In addition to this, there are many shrines and temples in the region such as Budha Amarnath, Gurudwara Nangali, Gurudwara Deri Sahib, Ziarat Sain, Illahi, Bakhsh Sahib, Battalkote, etc.

Weather in Kashmir:

Kashmir is an abode of many valleys and is surrounded by the Himalayas and Pir Panjal ranges. In addition to this, the Kashmir has forests such as Himalayan subtropical pine forests, Karakoram forest plays an important role in the weather of the Kashmir. Winter all quite cool in Kashmir, sometimes temperature goes up to - 20° C. From moderate to heavy snowfall is normal in Kashmir in Winters. Even the only road that connects with Srinagar with the rest of India gets blocked. Summers are pleasant in Kashmir and is the best time to visit from a tourism point of view. In July day time to 24.1° C. The highest temperature recorded in Kashmir is 38.3° C. The average rainfall is around 720 millimetres.

 Languages Spoken in Kashmir

Kashmir is the Muslim majority area in India and Urdu is the official language of the state Jammu and Kashmir. However, the local language of Jammu and Kashmir is Kashmiri. It is said the Kashmiri was originated from Indo-Aryan people and is used to be called as kosher. Ladakhi is the second most spoken language in the state, spoken, especially in the Ladakh region while in Jammu region Dogri is largely spoken a language.  Kashmiri Pandits and Gujjar people within the state mostly speak Hindi.

What to Eat in Kashmir

Kashmiri Cuisine
Kashmiri Cuisine is generally based on an ancient tradition of Kashmir. It is not only popular in India Kashmir but among the Kashmiri diaspora spread in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Wazwan is one of the prominent meals in Kashmiri cuisine, which is a multi-course meal. It is usually seen as identity and culture of Kashmir. All the dishes included in Wazwan are meat-based using lamb or chicken. Wazwan is famous meal throughout the state and in many hotels and restaurants in India.  The interesting thing about this meal is that this meal is shared by groups of four people and the meal is taken out of a large copper platter called the team. Some of the popular Kashmiri cuisine dishes are given below.

·         Dum Olav
·         Gogji Raazma
·         Goshtaba
·         Lyodur Tschaman
·         Matschgand, lamb meatballs in a gravy tempered with red chillies
·         Modur Pulaav
·         Monji Haak/Gogji Haak
·         Mujh Gaad, a dish of radishes with a choice of fish.
·         Nadir Yakhin
·         "Shaem", which is similar to Goshtaba

How to Get Around in Kashmir

Roads are the best and only medium to visit different tourist destinations in the state, Jammu and Kashmir. In the state, you will find a good roads connection the prominent destinations like Gulmarg,  Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Kargil, etc with each other. From Srinagar Bus Stand, which is located at Lal Chowk, buses are available for all the major destinations in Jammu and Kashmir. The Leh-Srinagar National opens only from 15th May to 15th November depending on the weather conditions. The Jammu Kashmir Road Transport Corporated operates buses continuously between Jammu, Srinagar and Leh. In addition to this, mini buses, coaches and tourist taxis are widely available for various tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Adi Badri Temple Chamoli Uttarakhand

India is the land of countless great pilgrimage sites but for many reasons, some of them are not explored yet. Today, we are going make you familiar with such pilgrimage place which is less popular but has a strong significance in Hindu mythology. 
Adi Badri is one of the Sapta Badri Hindu temples of the Uttarakhand, India. Adi Badri is located in a hilly area of Uttarkashi District of Indian State, Uttarakhand. It is compound of beautiful sixteen temples and prominent among them is Narayan temple which is dedicated to lord Vishnu, one of the Hindu deities. Badri is the local name of lord Vishnu mostly referred by people of Uttarakhand.

Adi Badri  Temple Photos
Front View Adi Badri Temple

History of Adi Badri Temple

Adi Badri temple is devoted to lord Vishnu and it has strong importance among the Hindu pilgrimage places in India.  It is believed that Lord Vishnu resided the place during the Satya Yuga, Treata Yuga, and Dwapar Yuga and in Kali Yuga he shifted to Badrinath. Yuga means age or era according to Hinduism. According to legends, seven among sixteen temples were constructed by Hindu Guru Adi Shankaracharya during the period of Gupta (5th century to 8th century). According to another story, Maharshi Veda Vyas, the great Hindu guru worte shree Mad Bhagwat Geeta at Adi Badri.
Hindu Temples in India
Statue at Adi Badri

Worship at Adi Badri Temple

All sixteen temples of the Adi Badri are built in pyramidal shape and their height varies 3 to 6 meters. Lord Vishnu is ensconced here in the form of idol, made of beautiful black stone. South Indian Brahmins are chief priests of the temple. On Kartik Mash (full moon day of November –December) a big fair is organized at a temple in which thousands of pilgrims take part from nearby areas.

Timings and Best time to Visit Adi Badri 

The temple’s door opens in May and closes in the month of November after the festival of Kartik Month. May, June, September, and October are considered the best months to visit the temple, as per the climate aspects.

Places to stay at Adi Badri

Few temple committee houses have been set up near the temple premises. Apart from this, guest houses and private hotels are available in Karnaprayag.

How to Reach Adi Badri

Adi Badri
Complete View of Adi Badri
By Road: It is located between Karnaprayag- Ranikhet road. It is located at the distance of 19 Km from Karnaprayag can be easily visited by private taxi.  Apart from this, it is well connected to Nainital and Ramnagar, nearest towns to the place.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Adi Badri which is located at the distance of about 209 KM.

By Rail: Rishikesh Rail head is the nearest railway station to the place located at the distance of approximately 122 Km.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dumas Beach Surat Haunted Mystery

Surat is one of the fastest growing cities in India which is known for its building and flyovers, and therefore it is also called as “City of Flyover”. Surat is considered the best place to visit in India as it has various places of interest in its surrounding such as Blues Adventures, Dutch Garden, The Surat Fort, Jawaharlal Nehru Gardens, and Science Center, etc.  
Today, we are going to take you to another mysterious place in India which is also the best tourist destinations in India. Dumas Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in India which is located 2 Km Southwest of Surat City in the Indian State of Gujarat. Pav Bhaji, Bhajiya, sweet corn roasted and tomato bhajia are few local foods which tourists can easily get to the beach. Tourist can also enjoy Gujarati tradition food in nearby restaurants. Apart from the beach, there are many places to visit in the area like Dariya Ganesh Temple, Moraji Desai Circle etc.
Dumas Beach Surat Gujarat
photo credit road bloke

Story Behind the haunted Dumas beach Surat?

Dumas Beach Surat

Hello, readers! Though above we have talked much about the beauty of Dumas beach yet there is a dark side of the beach. It is considered that the few parts of Dumas beach were earlier a Hindu burial ground and therefore it is believed to be most haunted places in India. According to local people and much-reported news, many people have been disappeared at beach inexplicably who never come back to their homes. Apart from this, many local people and tourist have felt many paranormal activities on the beach which have been reported by many national news channels. According to the people, they heard whispers of unseen people on the beach. There are many haunted stories associated with the beach which is popular among the local people.

How to Reach Dumas Beach Surat

Dumas beach is easily accessible by all medium of transport. It is located at the distance of 16km south of the Athwa Gate and is connected with many major Indian cities. One can get the local bus from Surat Railway station for Dumas.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Some Amazing Points of Interests in Kovalam

Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach town near the Arabian sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India. The word, Kovalam came from a grove of coconut trees which are commonly spotted here. The place is famous for its Halcyon Castle, a beach resort built by Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore in the 1920s. It is among the top places to visit in India, and the frequent visit of hippies has made the place one of the choices of European guests.
places to visit in India

Fast Facts of Kovalam

Country:               India
State:                     Kerala
District:                 Thiruvananthapuram
Altitude:                 776 meters
Languages:            Malayalam, English
Weather:                Summer 20-36°, Winter  16-32°C
Pincode:                  95527
STD code:               0471
Rainfall:                  175 centimetre

Places to visit in Kovalam and Thiruvananthapuram

Kovalam is consists of three beaches that attract tourists not only from India but from foreign too.

Lighthouse Beach: It is one of the most visited beaches in India by foreign tourists. As the name suggests, the lighthouse beach owns a lighthouse which is located on a rocky promontory here. The presence lighthouse's beam makes beach's night more beautiful and mysterious. A pleasant view of a group of wooden catamaran boats enchants the heart.

Hawah Beach: The beach is also referred to Eve’s Beach. The place is heaven for fishing lovers. It is among the most beautiful beaches in India having blue water and its beauty in moonlit night is worth to view.

Samudra Beach: It is a beautiful beach in India usually used by local fishermen. You can choose this place for the picnic as it is less crowded.

Shri Dharma Sastha Temple, Places to visit in india
Shri Dharma Sastha Temple

Shri Dharma Sastha temple: It is a beautiful temple situated at village Sasthamcotta, Kerala, India. The temple is dedicated to deity Shri Dharma Sastha, and it is surrounded from three sides by eye pleasing Sasthamkotta lake which makes it a unique place among the places to visit in India. The temple is one of the ancient Sastha temples in Kerala, Including AchanKoil, Aryankavu, Kulathupuzha, Sasthamcotta and Sabarimala.

Napier Museum: It is an art and natural history museum comes under Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala, and makes Kovalam most preferred tourist place in India. The museum was established in 1855 and named after Lord Napier, the former Governor of Madras from 1866-1872. The museum includes a very rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, old ornaments, and bronze idols. Besides this, It also houses the work of Mughal and Tanjore art.

The Koyikkal Palace: It is other major tourist attraction in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. The palace was built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad royal family. Now it is converted into folklore museum and numismatics museum which is run by the Department of Archaeology, India.

How to reach Kovalam

By Bus: Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest town from Kovalam situated at the distance of 16 Km. One can come here through state transport which is run by the government of Kerala or can hire private taxi and cab which are easily available.

By Train: Thanmpanur railway station is the nearest station, situated in Thiruvananthapuram which is further well connected to numerous major cities in India.You can make all the inquiries related to train's arrival and departure on the Phone number of Thanmpanur Railway Station: (0471) 2334680, 2323066.

By Air: Thiruvananthapuram airport is the nearest airport situated at the distance of Just 15 km from Kovalam, and connects it numerous major cities in India through its domestic flights. The phone number of Thiruvananthapuram airport numbers are +91- 471 – 2501424/ 2501220/2502323.

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