Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sikkim Popular Tourist Place in India

Sikkim sometimes referred to as Shikim or Su Khyim is the Northern – Eastern State of India that touches three international borders Nepal to West, China to North, and Bhutan to East. It is the most travel destination in India which is covered with untouched beauty of nature. The place is full of picturesque and charming streams and peaks that touch the heart whoever comes here. Sikkim is the best travel place in India surrounded by Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the World. It remains snow dressed whole year and gives boasts of unexplored beauty. Being the subtropical region, Sikkim is blessed with 28 mountain peaks, and more than 80 glaciers and an approximately 227 high altitude natural lakes. The place is also well known for cultivation of cardamom which is quite famous all over the India.
Sikkim Town

Places of Interest in Sikkim

Nathula Pass: This pass is the abode of zigzag sweet sound waterfall. Nathula Pass is located on high altitude of 14200 feet from sea level. The place need permit to visit as it high secured area because of Indo-China border that connects India to Tibet. It is also the oldest silk route covered with fence because of border area.

Monasteries in Sikkim: The place has been under the influence of Buddhism for many reasons which have given birth to many Monasteries, and Enchey Monastery is one of them that make Sikkim one of the  
religious places in India, attracts many devotees of Buddha. This Monastery is a seat of Nyingmapa order. It is more than 200 years old monastery which built on holy place of Dalai Lama, also known as Lama Drupto Karpo.  The two day fair is celebrated here every year called “Cham”. Masked dances are performed at this place. Enchey Monastery is one of the well known Buddhist Monasteries in India, and is considered the best place for meditation. There are approximately 200 Monasteries in Sikkim, and few famous monasteries are Rumtek, Pemyangtse, Tashinding etc.

Trekking in Sikkim: Trekking is the first thing which comes in mind whenever we move to some hill area, and place like Sikkim is  paradise for trekking lovers. Trekking from Yuksom to Dzongri Peak and further on to Goecha Peak is challenge in its self that thrills body and soul. This trekking passes through dense forests of rhododendrons’; these forests are quite untouched and are away from human interferences. Trekking in Sikkim is not allowed without permission in most of it parts, and that can be taken from tourist office which is located in Gangtok. One can also take permission from Sikkim Tourist Office, Chanakyapuri, Delhi, India.

 River Rafting in Sikkim:  Sikkim just opened platform for rafting in its lake Teesta, which has become quite popular river rafting place in India. Rafting Teesta River follows the route of Makha-Sirwani-Bardang-Rongpo.  There are also few white sandy beaches on river that is good option for overnight camping. The best time for rafting in Sikkim is from March to May and October to December.
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden: It is a beautiful Botanical garden founded in 1987, dedicated to first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The park adjacent to Rumtek Monastery comes under possession of Forest Department of Sikkim Government.  The park has gorgeous Oak tree, and variety of flora that founded in area.

Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology:  It is the well known research center in country for Tibetan studies and Culture. The institute includes huge collection of rare manuscripts, Buddhist books, and icons. The building is beautiful example of Tibetan architecture surrounded by beautiful Oak trees.

How to Reach Sikkim
Air:  Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to the place which is located in Gangtok, located at the distance of 120 Km which is connected through daily flights to Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
Rail:  Siliguri railways station is the nearest railway station for the Sikkim falls in West Bengal. It is further connected with major Indian Cities.
Road: It is the best way to reach Sikkim, as it is connected through National Highway 31A and 31 that links it to Siliguri to Gangtok. Buses are easily available which are run Sikkim National Transport. Private Jeep service is also available between Sikkim and Siliguri.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dhanaulti Top Hill Station in India

Dhanaulti is a small hill station near the popular hill station Mussoorie. It comes under the district of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.  It is located at the distance of 15 miles from the Mussoorie, blessed with beautiful hills, grasslands, water falls, and stream. Dhanaulti is an exquisite tourist destination located on high altitude of 2286 meter from sea-level. It is surrounded with dense alpine forest that gives reason to visit the place again and again. Dhanaulti is among the beautiful places to see in India, encircled with eye pleasing Rhododendron and Oak trees.
 Fast Facts Dhanaulti
Country: India
State: Uttarakhand
Elevation: 2286 meter
Summer Temperature: 32 °C to 37.5 °C
Winter Temperature: 7 °C and -1 °C.

Places to Visit in Dhanaulti

Barehipani Water Fall: It is beautiful waterfall adjacent to the Dhanaulti which is the major cause of tourists here. The water fall has total height of 400 mts. This water fall is located inside the Simlipal National Park.

Joranda Falls: It is other water fall located in the heart of Simlipal National Park which has toatal height of 150 meter. It is considered the best destination for family picnic.

Dhanaulti ECO Park: It is the major attraction of Dhanaulti that make it one of the best places to visit in India. The Forest Department of Uttarkhand has developed two Eco- parks called Amber and Dhara with initially help of people around the Dhanaulti. There are many species of trees are preserved inside the park.  The parks were meant to protect Deodar Trees as there numbers have been decreasing in the reason. The park has entry fees of Rs 20 for Adults and Rs 10 for Children. There are small Eco huts are developed inside the park gives panoramic view of Dhanaulti.   Eco Park is full landscapes which are built by green technology.

Popular hill station in Uttarakhand
Surkanda Devi Temple
Surkanda Devi Temple: It is one of the major Pilgrimage Places in India, having distance of just 8 km from Dhanaulti. The temple is dedicated to deity Surkanada, one of the names of Mata Sati. The temple is located at high altitude of approximately 2,757 meters.

Dashavatar Temple: This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity, Vishnu, built near the Gupta Empire. It was earlier used to be known as Panchyatan Temple of North India. There are three carved panels on side walls depicts Vaishnava mythology.

Deogarh Fort: It is the popular fort in India, comes under the Dhanaulti region. This fort was believed to be built near 16 century, called “partapgarh”. It is among the 52 forts of Indian State Uttarakhand as it is called land 52 Garhs (fort).

Matatila Dam: It is famous picnic spot in Uttarakhand, visited by numerous tourist everyday.  It is located amidst of Hills offers panoramic view of Dhanaulti. The dam also offers few water sports activities.
How to Reach Dhanaulti
By Road: Road is the best way to reach Dhanaulti as it is well connected by highways from major cities of Uttarkhand. Tourist can have buses to Dhanaulti from its near by cities like Rishikesh, Tehri, Dehradun and Mussoorie.
By Train: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Dhanaulti which further well connected through railway track to many major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Ambala etc. Dehradun railway station is other option for tourists which also near to the place can have taxi and public private transport to the Dhanaulti from Dehradun.

By Air: Dehradun Airport Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Dhanaulti located at the distance of just 83 Kms. Public and private transport is easily available to Dhanaulti from here.