Category: Hill Stations of India

Hill stations of India

Trek and enjoy the beauty in Valley of Flowers

Written on July 30, 2014 in Hill Stations of India

Valley of Flowers is God’s own country. Hidden from the outside world, known only to some highland inhabitants of the Bhyundar Valley, it was avidly avoided by the shepherds of the hills, believing it to be the celestial playground of the god, nymphs and fairies. The mysterious valley was discovered by the World renowned British...

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8 Awesome attractions near Thekkady

Written on July 13, 2014 in Asia

Thekkady is located about 250 km from Trivandrum, 190 km from Cochin International Airport , 120 km from Kottayam railway station and 114 km from Madurai City and Madurai Airport, Thekkady is located near to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It...

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Trekking the Khumbu Icefall

Written on July 9, 2014 in Asia

      “Today, mountaineering and tourism have almost completely replaced traditional trade and farming to became the backbone of the Khumbu economy” KHUMBU ICEFALL TREKKER                        Khumbu Icefall in Nepal, a region known to any a trekker as the gateway to the world’s highest mountain,...

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4 Places to see around Shillong

Written on July 6, 2014 in Hill Stations of India

Misty mountains of  Shillong Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India and home to the Khasis. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 5000 feet. 1. Shillong –  Standing Among Clouds and Rhythms  Be it the  musical blues or the...

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Tea Gardens at Munnar, Kerala

Written on September 18, 2011 in Hill Stations of India

Munnar is a hill that has been re-greened by tea gardens. Back in 1887, Munnar and surrounding hills were dense forests. In that year, the Englishman J D Murrow purchased the land from the ruler of Travancore. He cleared the forests and planted tea gardens in the clearings. Munnar is now a small town nestling...

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Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Written on September 16, 2011 in Hill Stations of India

Udhagamandalam (Ooty)  is a town, a municipality and the capital of the Nilgiris district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. To feel the touch of nature, Ooty is a right spot for the lover of nature. It is located at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. It sparkles with fresh vegetation and...

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The Five Treasures of Snows – Kanchenjunga, Sikkim

Written on September 14, 2011 in Asia

Kanchenjunga, in the Himalayan Range, is the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 m (27,720 ft). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and h...

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9 Places to visit in Munnar, Kerala

Written on September 10, 2011 in Asia

Munnar meaning “Three rivers” is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Muthirappu (Kannimalayar), Nallathanni and Kundala and is a delightful, small hill station. Munnar breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Set at an altitude ...

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Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Written on September 4, 2011 in Hill Stations of India

Nubra Valley is about 150 km north of Leh, the capital town of Ladakh, India. Nubra Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000...

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