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Top 5 Summer Holiday Destinations in India

Everyone wants to enjoy their summer vacations in cool and calm places. A summer Vacations is a time to relax and unwind to get away from your normal routine and indulge yourself.

Here is some best options that you can enjoy your summer vacations trip in Indian balmy beaches , rejuvenate in ayurveda resorts, scenic hill stations, Travel to Pilgrimage Destinations. You can choose best of options during your summer Trip to India. 🙂

Goa  Goa





Jammu- Kashmir







 Ranikhet ranikhet



 Munnar  Munaar

5 Reasons to visit India in summer

1. Hike in Ladakh

2. Chill at a hill Station

3. Sing in the rain

4. Find the source of the Spiritual

5. Watch snake boat Race in Kerala

Holiday India offers Best summer holidays customized packages to these offbeat reserves.


Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Summer-Holidays


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Trekking Holidays In Kerala

Wildlife Adventure in kerala

Isolated Roads

God’s own country is what we know the lush green state of Kerala as. Rippling rivers, rolling hills, dense forests and mighty mountains of Kerala provide enough opportunities to enthusiasts to enjoy adventure sports.And for those of you who love the idea of thrills and adventures, Kerala treks should be up on your sleeves. This is one place where you can be free to your hearts content and camp around, enjoy paragliding or trek as much as you want. The adventures ahead when you trek around the state of backwaters are incomparable to any other experience you may have had while trekking elsewhere.Some of the adventure activities that you can
enjoy in Kerala are parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, trekking, wildlife safaris, ballooning, mountaineering, boat racing, catamaran sailing, white water rafting, snorkeling, hiking, bamboo rafting, jungle expeditions, scuba diving, camping, wind surfing etc

Mountain Biking In Kerala

Mountain Biking Tour in Kerala

Thrill Experience

Kerala is known for its ecotourism initiatives. The most popular tourist attractions in the state are beaches, backwaters and hill stations. These include the beaches at Kovalam, Cherai,Varkala, Kappad, Muzhappilangad and Bekal, Kerala will keep you coming back for more. Don’t miss out on her enchanting rain forests, Periyar, which is known all over the world by experienced trekkers as a haunt and the best place to live the experience of trekking. And if you still need to bask in pure adventure, Kerala has her
mountain ranges to offer.

Tea Plantation In Kerala

Tea Plantation In Kerala


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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary In India The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary-(attractions in Thekkady) :-

Periyar Tiger Reserve: Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. It is located in the Western Ghats in Idukki District of the Kerala state in India. The terrain of the Reserve is undulating and the drainage is dendrite. North-eastern boundary of the Reserve is a ridge, which also forms boundary between Kerala and Tamil Nadu states for 90 km.It is a must to go for Jungle Track during your visit to the Periyar National Park. There is different kind of options available for the Jungle Track.  It is one of the 16 Project Tiger Reserves in India. About a century ago, a British engineer, Col. J. Pennycuick, chalked out a plan to dam the Periyar River, subsequently, a dam was constructed in 1895. This resulted in the adjoining forests being granted protection, by the Maharaja of Travancore. The 55 sq km reservoir and the surrounding forests, provide protection to the animals within. Today, Periyar is undeniably, one of the most impressive wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The terrain is basically hilly, and the only flat areas of the sanctuary are the grasslands, at the edges of the lakes. Impregnable forests and open grasslands make for a sustaining environment, for both the carnivore and herbivore population of the reserve.

Tiger Reserves India Periyar is famous for its pachyderm population, which is around 800 in number. Periyar is probably one of the few places, where one can observe the elephants in their natural surroundings, uninterrupted, and approach to within 20 metres of them, fearlessly. Unlike their African counterparts, Indian female elephants have no tusks. Very few of the all – bulls, too, have tusks, a sad comment on the intense level of poaching in the country. Apart from elephants, the other animals to be seen in the sanctuary are gaur, wild pigs, sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, dhole (Indian wild dog) and very rarely, a tiger. There are, now, an estimated 40 tigers here. Four species of primates are found at Periyar – the rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur, common langur and bonnet macaque. Periyar also happens to be the habitat of the elusive Nilgiri tahr, which is rarely to be seen. The birdlife comprises of darters, cormorants, kingfishers, great hornbills (the great Malabar hornbill) and racket-tailed drongoes. The reptilian population boasts of monitor lizards, which can be spotted basking in the sun, on the rocks along the lakeshore, especially in the cooler months. Pythons, king cobras, flying lizards, flying squirrels, flying snakes and to top it all, flying frogs are the other inhabitants of this amazing sanctuary. There are a few fascinating tribal villages around the Periyar, primarily the Manan and Oorali tribes. The Manans are ace fishermen, and a few of them still indulge in the traditional, if dangerous, practice of collecting the honey of large and deadly hill bees. The Ooralis build tree dwellings, though not as residences, but watch-towers to keep wild pigs, and elephants from ruining their crops. Periyar is a sanctuary only traversed by boat, which annuls the chances of traffic noise, and dust. With special permission, one can boat to the source of the Periyar Lake, the Periyar river. This area falls at the heart of the sanctuary, not usually open to visits, and the rest house located there, is known as Thannikudi.

Elephant Reserve In India The sloth bear is a common sight at Thannikudi, and tigers, too, prefer this area, as it is far removed from the main park area, hence, peaceful. On the whole, visiting the Periyar Sanctuary is a delightful and enlightening experience, one that should not be missed for the world.The Periyar protected area lies in the middle of a mountainous area of the Cardamom Hills. In the north and the east it is bounded by mountain ridges of over 1700 metres altitude and toward the west it expands into a 1200 Meter high plateau. From this level the altitude drops steeply to the deepest point of the reserve, the 100 Meter valley of the Pamba River. The highest peak is the 2019 Meter high Kottamalai. The sanctuary surrounds picturesque 26 km² Periyar lake, formed by the building of Mullaperiyar Dam in 1895. This reservoir and the Periyar River meander around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife.The temperatures vary depending upon the altitude and it ranges between 15° Celsius in December and January and 31° Celsius in April and May. The annual amount of precipitation lies between 2000 and 3000 mm. About two thirds of the precipitation occurs during the southwest monsoon between June to September. A smaller amount of precipitation occurs during the northeast monsoon between October and December.

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Posted by on July 4, 2012 in Periyar wildlife


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Ayurvedic Treatments in India, Therapy of Ayurveda


Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India and is a form of alternative medicine. The earliest literature on Indian medical practice appeared during the Vedic period in India. Over centuries, ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. Current practices reportedly derived from Ayurvedic medicine are regarded as part of complementary and alternative medicine. According to Ayurveda there are three vital principles, which regulate and control the biological functions of the body. They are known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the three subtle forms of the elements –air, fire and water. It is very important to maintain a proper balance between the three as any disturbance or imbalance in their equilibrium can lead to several kinds of ailments and diseases. Ayurveda stresses the use of plant-based medicines and treatments. Hundreds of plant-based medicines are employed, including cardamom and cinnamon. Some animal products may also be used, for example milk, bones, and gallstones.

Kerala is well known for its age-old Ayurvedic therapy. Ayurveda in Kerala is indeed gaining momentum worldwide for its holistic effect on the body and mind. One can also avail many comprehensive Kerala Ayurvedic tour packages, which are worthwhile. This age-old holistic treatment has become one of the primary revenue earning sources for India in terms of health tourism. Tourists from India as well as from abroad, are keen on Ayurvedic therapy forming part of the package deal for a tour of Kerala. The beach resorts or spas which offer Ayurveda treatment also supplement you with diet, yoga and meditation classes, and massage therapy.

The beautiful climate and the natural abundance of forest with large different varieties of herbs and medicinal plants make Kerala a wonderful destination for Ayurveda. The most favorable time to book tours for Kerala Ayurveda is in the monsoon, when the atmosphere remains dust free and cool. Various types of Ayurvedic therapies are practiced in Kerala. The most prominent one include the Abhyangam, Dhanyamla Dhara, Dhara, Kativasthi, Ksheeradhoomam, Njavarakizhi, Sirovasthi, Snehapanam, Udvarthanam, Urovasthi, Vasthi and the Yoni Prakshalanam. These treatments ranges from seven to fourteen days or even more depending upon the package you are choosing. Each of these packages has some distinct medicinal value and helps in attaining the harmony of mind, body, and soul.

So you can Enjoy in this summer to take Ayurvedic Treatments in India.

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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Travel India


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Kerala God’s Own Country

Kerala Backwater tourKerala the “Gods own country” is blessed with different festivals, great art forms & beautiful landscape, it is the land of kera trees gifted by the God’s.

Kerala has over 900 km of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets parallel to the Arabian Sea that forms the Kerala backwaters. In the midst of the beautiful landscape there are a number of town & cities which are starting and end points of backwater cruises. Many unique species of aquatic life and animals live in and alongside the backwaters. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, bushes & other leafy plants grow alongside the backwaters provide a beautiful green surrounding landscape. It offers unique opportunity to the tourists to experience memorable backwater cruise in a traditional houseboat.

The Houseboats is a new addition to the travel and tourism of the state’s backwaters. The houseboat may measuring up to 120 feet in length. These houseboats were once used as a cargo vessels poled by one or two men and used to transport rice, coconut and other commodities. With time the houseboats were replaced by some modern modes of transport, leaving the old houseboats to decay.

In modern times the houseboats have come back from time, now these houseboats are been used as as floating hotels with all modern facilities with total comfort and relaxation one can imagine.

The houseboats that cruise these backwaters are constructed using huge planks of jack wood joined together without the use of any nails.

The Kettuvalloms (houseboats) are now comfortably furnished with an open lounge, rooms with attached bath and a kitchen. Every houseboat is manned by a crew of 3-4 men, a cook, guide and oarsman. Houseboats can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people.

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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Travel India


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