Places To Visit In India

India is a land of unity in diversity, it is a vast country with a variety of languages, cultures, topography ranging from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, not to forget the three water bodies that surround the country. As a result, the tourism business is flourishing in the country. Though even a lifetime would not be enough to cover all the places in this country, there are a couple of places which cannot be given a miss.

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

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This is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is also referred to as the queen of the Satpura ranges. It is skirted on all sides by the stupendous and dotted with beautiful 10,000 years old man-made cave shelters, dense sal forests and bamboo thickets. It is situated at an altitude of 1100m. The calm and the scenic hill station is a masterpiece with ancient caves of the Buddhist era residing in consonance with tranquil waterfalls.

Pachmarhi is linked to the epic of Mahabharata and gets its name from the words ‘pach’ meaning five and ‘marhi’ meaning caves. The Pandavas, visited this area during their years in exile. They carved out five caves for living in them, thus the name.

This city was discovered in the modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, this city houses enchanting churches built in colonial style architecture. You would not want to miss the monsoons here.

Places to visit

  • Jata Shankar Caves
  • Dhoop Garh
  • Bee Falls
  • Pandava Caves
  • Satpura National Park
  • Handi Khoh
  • Mahadeo Hills
  • Bison Lodge Museum
  • Churches
  • Chaura Garh Temple

Rameswaram, Tamilnadu

Image result for rameswaram templeRameswaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. Pilgrims flock to this temple to seek blessings and repent for sins by bathing in the water of the  22 sacred wells of the temple. It is one of the four major pilgrimage sites of Hindus.

Rameswaram is linked to the epic of Ramayana and the name is coined from Ram-Eshwar which means ‘the place where Eshwar was worshipped by Ram”. Eshwar is referred here as Lord Shiva. Goddess Sita made the Shivalingam of sand (Ramalingam)and together Lord Ram and Goddess Sita worshipped the Shivalingam.  The temple also has the Visvakingam that Hanuman brought from the Kailash. This temple is also recognized as being the southernmost ‘jyotirlinga’ of India among the 12 jyotirlingas of India.

The temple comprises of small shrines, dedicated to other deities. There is an enormous image of Nandi (Lord Shiva’s Bull) which is 12 feet in length and 9 feet in height. The temple has the longest corridor amid the temples in India.

The sea life off the shore of Rameswaram is one of the richest in India. Coral reefs are popular which makes it a great spot for scuba diving, snorkeling and several other water activities

Places to visit

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam House
  • Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi
  • Dhanushkodi Beach
  • Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge)
  • Paambam Rail/Road bridge across the Palk Strait


20th March 2018

Best places to Visit in India


Travel while you’re still young or even when you’re young at heart. Lose yourself to find your own self.

  1. Goa – The Official Party Hub – Goa has to be the amongst the first few places to visit in India in your twenties and teenagers. Most of the people in India celebrate their bachelor party there. Best time to visit here in November to February. Amazing Nightlife, the variety of booze, beach shacks and dirt cheap prices. Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India that makes your trip memorable. How to reach there is very easy. It is possible through all 3 modes of transport which are roadways, airways, and railways.
  2. Srinagar – The gem of Kashmir – If you’re in your twenties and at any age then it’s a time to add Kashmir to your list of best places to visit in India. If there is heaven on earth, this is it! The best place to visit here is from April to October. Amazing attractions that are Dal lake ( boating in shikaras and night stays in houseboats), Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque and Shankaracharya Hill. How to reach is again easy here as Srinagar has its own airport and by railways and roadways.
  3. Leh Ladakh – The Biker’s Paradise – Undoubtedly, Leh- Ladakh is on every travel enthusiasts list of places to visit in India before they turn 30. Ride on the crazy winding roads, get stuck in the middle of the nowhere, sleep with the locals and learn to be independent on the desert mountain as you undertake the adventurous journey. Best time to visit here is April to mid-May and Mid-September to Mid-October. How to reach here is little difficult but all the 3 modes of transport are available.
  4. Kerala – The Magical God’s own Country – From the hills to the waterways, let this backwater paradise charm you – The people who love nature they are most welcome in this place. A trip to God’s own country is a must in your any age for its enchanting wilderness, luscious green trees, pristine water, crazy wildlife experience. Bes time to reach here is November to January and June to August and the best way to reach here is my airport and by the railways.
  5. Udaipur – The romantic City of lakes – Udaipur is called the Venice of the east, but the different Rajasthani hues of the city surely make it stand out. The city of lakes has to be surely listed in your list to visit. All it takes is one sight to fall in love with this charming floating city. The Film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has shown the beautiful views of Udaipur and after watching the movie everyone dreams to have their destination wedding in Udaipur. Boating, Trekking, sightseeing are just a few activities which are done there. Best time to visit here is from September to March. All the modes of transport can make you reach here.

The Floating Post Office


The pristine waters of Srinagar’s Dal Lake sparkle in the spring sun, reflecting in between the picturesque ripples the magnificent Himalayan peaks that accessorize the skyline. Amidst the beauty of the houseboats and shikaras, floats a one of a kind POST OFFICE. Yet another attraction for tourists visiting the Dal Lake. This Floating Post Office is another feather in the cap of India which is the most widely distributed postal network and the largest number of post offices in the world.

This post office is claimed to be the only such in the world and is built on an intricately carved houseboat, anchored on the western edge of the Dal Lake.  The heritage post office existed during the British rule. But it was repurposed and renamed by the then Chief Post Master John Samuel. It was inaugurated by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot in 2011. It offers regular postal services as well as saving schemes.

The Floating Post Office additionally houses a Philately Museum showcasing the stamp collection and the fascinating postal history of the state. There is a Souvenir shop selling stamps, postcards, greeting cards and books on Kashmir.

Another distinctive feature of this post office is that the letters here carry a unique design with pictures of captivating landscapes of the Dal lake and other charming sceneries of Srinagar. These pictures are to promote Kashmir tourism wherever the letters travel.  They also have a special stamp of their own that depicts a man rowing a shikara.

The tourists take a boat ride to the post office just to send a postcard back home to their loved ones. The residents, use it for their normal post office work, including banking and saving. Labourers and farmers working nearby and those who run the shikara business all go to this post office to deposit their savings. This is the nearest post office for them.

Apart from the threat of destruction due to natural disasters like floods which are rare, the post office is safely afloat. As a matter of fact, the people working or frequenting the post office also mention that it is a pleasant and airy place where there is no need of the fan throughout the year.

This Post Office,  adds to the resplendence of the lake and is a  befitting tribute to the Dal Lake. So when are you visiting this mail in the pail?

12th February, 2018