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I travel for travel’s sake.

The great affair is to move.


Jaipur - The pink city of India holds the title of being the first planned city of India. Renowned globally for splendid fortresses, majestic places, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis.

Jaipur is one of the biggest and most famous tourist places in India. The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

The best places to visit in Jaipur would be.

1. The Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur is the perfect showcase of the royal heritage of Rajasthan. This beautiful and huge architecture stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. The Nahargarh Fort's history says that it was in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur as a retreat place.

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2. Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace

The Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of the Winds' is one of the most renowned and distinctive landmarks in the Jaipur city of Rajasthan. The Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch and enjoy the life and processions of the city.

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3. Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. The Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five such magnificent observatories built in India. It was built by Maharaj Jai Singh II in the 1720s who himself was a great scholar in Astronomy. It was used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur houses the world's largest sundial called the 'Samrat Yantra'.

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4. Jaipur City Palace

The City Palace Jaipur is a splendid example of the foresight that Maharaja Jai Singh II had. The Jaipur City Palace is a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Located in the heart of Jaipur, The City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. The City Palace complex houses the famous Mubarak Mahal, the place of reception and the Chandra Mahal. The Chandra Mahal is a seven storied tower.

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5. The Fort Of Amber

Amber Fort is one of the most important tourist destination in Jaipur. This fort is also called as the Amer Palace or the Amer Fort. The Amber Fort and Palace was built from yellow and pink sandstone and white marble and is divided into four major sections, each having its own courtyard. The Amer Fort is about 6 centuries old and was built as a strong, safe haven against the attacking enemies. The paintings, interiors, carvings, precious stones and mirrors make this palace more stunning and magnificent.

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6. Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort of Jaipur is one of the magnificent royal constructions of Jaipur that grabs the attention of tourists. The Jaigarh Fort is intact and was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber fort and palaces. The huge structure with unending walls is situated on the Aravalli Hills overlooking the Maota Lake at a distance of 15 km from the Jaipur city. The Jaigarh Fort treasure story is famous worldwide.

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Himachal Pradesh itself offers a variety of such off-beat places but many of them take at least two days to reach from Delhi/NCR. However, I would try to enlist below my top 5 favorite off-beat places in Himachal Pradesh that can be reached in a day’s time from Delhi/NCR, if you are OK with traveling about 12-14 Hrs a day (the usual time for Manali / Dharamshala / Kullu). You can go through them below and I hope you can give them space in your next travel trip –

5 Best Places To See In Himachal Pradesh For Travelers

1. Tirthan Valley, Kullu

If you haven't been to Tirthan Valley then I am sure that you have not experienced nature in its purest form. Surrounded by The Adventurous Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), this beautiful valley situated beside Tirthan River which is an awesome place to relax in the lap of mother nature.

It's surely is on the top of my list of some offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh and I love this valley most in the whole Himachal region. If you haven’t got a chance to visit it, then the best time to do so will be in coming Spring season next year. Though the Tirthan Valley is open all round the year its beauty magnifies to greater magnitude with blooming flowers all around the valley in Spring season.

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2. Kharapathar, Pabbar Valley

Kharapathar is one of the most enchanting villages in Himachal Pradesh yet isolated from the tourist rush as of now. It offers some awesome panoramic views along with tons of nature walks/hikes in the dense orchards and forests all along the valley.

You can also experience a wide range of activities like camping, trekking, fishing, and other adventure activities are also gaining attention including rafting and paragliding. You may have heard about the names of Rohru, Shelapani, or Chansal Pass and they all come under Pabbar Valley region. So, in all honesty, before this “becoming popular” destination gets polluted by the maddening tourist rush, high-end commercialization and goes off the off – beat travel places list, do give it a place in your next travel trip to Himachal Pradesh. I am sure you will love every bit of it.

3. Chindi, Karsog Valley

Chindi is yet another off–beat place in Himachal Pradesh (https://www.parveshjain.com/category/himachal-pradesh) that offers an inspiring set of beauty, peace, and calmness. Once, you reach Chindi you have all the time in the world to rejuvenate, relax and spend some quality quiet moments with your loved ones. You have ample of hikes around in the dense orchards and there are several temples that can be explored around Chindi.

You can also visit Karsog Valley situated just below Chindi which also offers some really lush green wide views of the mountain scapes. If lately, you had some “not so good” time with your better half or you had a great time with him/her but still want to make it better by listening to each other or you yourself want to introspect few things about yourself then Chindi is an ideal place for you.

4. Daranghati - Reserve of The Raja of Bushahr

Daranghati near to Sarahan is one of the remotest and unexplored passes in Himachal Pradesh situated just above Daran Village. It is famous for Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary but nothing can be taken from the jaw-dropping beauty it offers you.

Since Daranghati is near to Sarahan (which itself offers nice beauty and peace) and lacks too many accommodation options (just two as of now), it can always be covered as a day trip from Sarahan. However, one-day camping at Daranghati is highly recommended to feel the nature in its best form. The general route to Daranghati goes through Mashnoo (alternate routes are also there) and for cars it is almost an off-road type of experience.

If you plan to visit in hatchback or sedan then I guess you need to have some really good driving skills, caution, and very careful driving to run on this adventurous plus narrow road. If you are especially a rider or driver who loves to enjoy some adventurous roads to reach a secluded place for ultimate relaxation then you should definitely plan a trip to Daranghati very soon. You will not be disappointed at all.

5. Barot - Hidden Treasures Of Himachal's

Barot is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination. Many trekking trails pass through Barot, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali, and Kullu. Most of the day tourists as attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Barot also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the free flowing Uhl river. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear, and ghoral. Within it are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Sil Bandhwari. Through woods of cedar and pine, a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to Kullu.

**To Conclude**

*All these offbeat places can be visited from Delhi/NCR in a day’s time and you can enjoy a complete vacation of 3 to 4 days at any of these places.*

*So, after going through the complete list which one will you place in your next travel plan? Please share your thoughts, reviews, suggestions, and experiences as comments. I would be looking for to them… till then Happy Traveling.*

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Beautiful Shades Of Ladakh In Winters

Ladakh is known by different-2 names such as Lands of High Passes, Land of Gama etc. And when you visit Ladakh region in the time of winter its unimaginably a whole new place you can say a paradise on earth.
Every damn place is covered with snow specially the mountains cladded with white sparkling snow. It's like if you haven't seen Ladakh in winters you are still missing that jigsaw piece to complete your travel puzzle.

Here is the crafted 20 shades of Ladakh for all the fellow travelers out there. Come to Incredible India and see by yourself.

*** First Rays From Sun ***

Make your passion as high as mountains and then you will be able to achieve anything. 

*** The Blue Wall ***

No one needs any invitation from the mountains to appreciate the beauty adored on them. You just have to travel and travel and then again travel as a never ending quest. 

*** Dream Land Of India ***

When you think of snow paradise in India the only place that strikes to the mind is - Ladakh. 

You can only know it when you visit the place in winters.

*** First Rays From Horizon ***

Sunrise is one of the finest natural moment in which everyone forgets the stress and bad days of routine.

*** Shades Of Hanley ***

Long range mountains around a remote and unexplored village of Ladakh.

Flying on the top of Ladakh Range, Himalayas. This view you won't wanna miss for the world.

*** Blue Heaven ***

Snow capped mountains of Ladakh Range.

*** Himalayas Wall Of India ***

My nation i.e India is under the protection of best army in the world with only one mission in their hearts to keep the people of this country safe.

Jai Hind. Proud to be Indian.

*** Indus Valley ***

Indus river flowing through the snow capped mountains of Himalayas (Ladakh Range ) on one side and other side with a barren mountain

The emerald color of the river with partial frozen patches in it was a beauty in itself.

*** The Cold and Scorching Sunshine ***

The scorching sun shining as bright as a bulb in the cold and blue mountains of Ladakh.

*** Serene City Of Leh ***

This is the view you get from the highlands of Leh Palace, the place in itself is amazing and beauty lies all around it.

The city lies on the foothills of Himalayas (Ladakh Range).

*** Ladakh Range Landscape ***

Snow covered mountains view from Shey Palace with a beautiful landscape around it.

*** Cold Colors Of Ladakh ***

*** Silent Leh City ***

Leh city resting in the lap of mighty Himalayas (Ladakh Range)

*** Blue Heaven On Earth ***

 Vast lands of blue snow coated mountains in the lands of high passes.

*** Zigzagging in the Himalayas ***

These patterns on the mountains are not the result of randomness. These are crafted patterns made by the mountain sheep which explore in the search of food.

*** High Barren Mountain ***

Hanley river flowing through the rocky mountains of Ladakh Range with just a pinch of snow on the top of it.

*** Feel The Love of Mountains ***

On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

*** Anomaly In The Mountains ***

Patterns in the mountains made by The Indian Army in Ladakh Range mountains.

*** Night View, Chumathang, Ladakh ***

To Conclude, All I can say it was a lifetime of an experience. The fun, adventure, and thrill we had in those 15 days of our trip to Ladakh is worth to make once in year trip like this.

Indian Paradise is waiting for you go and explore.

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Top Places to visit and Things to do in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Udaipur is a City of Palaces and Havelies. 

Udaipur often referred to as the "Venice of the east" has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and all over India. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and copper mines. Fantastical palaces, temples, Havelis, timeless streets, lakes adds the human counterpart to the city's natural charm. 

Udaipur is tagged as the most romantic spot in India. For tourists, the city offers exciting places, lakes, palaces, the tranquility of boat rides, bustle and color of bazaars, endless tempting hotels and what not. Udaipur is home to the largest artificial lake in Asia called Jaisamand Lake. The city has some great museums with the first car museum in India. The solar observatory in Udaipur is known as one of the best in Asia. Udaipur is also renowned for its miniature paintings.

The best places to visit and things to do in Udaipur are listed below.

1. Lake Pichola

Pichola lake is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Udaipur. Udaipur often referred to as the "Venice of the East" is also called the city of lakes and palaces. Limpid and large, Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Udaipur. Pichola Lake is one of the oldest and largest lakes in Udaipur. The lake looks more enchanting with its mesmerizing surroundings.

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2. Boating in Lake Pichola

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3. Fateh Sagar Lake-Best Solar Site in Asia

Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake in Udaipur named after Maharana Fateh Singh. It is said to be the pride of the city of lakes. It is located in the north of the Pichola lake. It lies just beside the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. Fateh Sagar Lake is well planned with three intake channels. It is embellished by three small islands which can be reached by taking a boat ride in the lake.

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4. Motor Boat Ride, Fateh Sagar Lake-Speed, Thrill and Adventure in Udaipur

Fateh Sagar lake is considered to be the pride of Udaipur. It is perfect place for adventure seekers, experience gainers and fun lovers. This pear shaped lake is encircled by hills, islands and valleys. Fateh Sagar is the best place for water sports in Udaipur.

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5. Udaipur City Palace

Udaipur City Palace towering over the Lake Pichola is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan. City Palace is the most visited tourist attraction of Udaipur. It is the largest palace in Rajasthan. It reflects a perfect blend of medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The palace has balconies, cupolas and towers that give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city.

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6. Vintage Car Museum-A Perfect Place for Vintage Car Lovers

Vintage and Classic car museum in Udaipur has a great collection of some rarest classic and vintage cars. Owned by Rana Sriji Arvind Singh Mewar, it is a heavenly place for car lovers. The museum has cars which are almost 70 years old and all are in working condition.

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7. Bagore Ki Haveli-A Royal Pleasure

Bagore ki Haveli is located right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. The massive palace has hundreds of rooms that display costumes and modern art. The splendid architecture of the mansion boasts of delicately carved work and excellent glass work. The Haveli looks marvelous with glowing lights in the night.

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8. Folk Show at Bagore ki Haveli-Evening Excursion in Udaipur

Dharohar Dance show at Bagore-ki- haveli is the best evening excursion that you will see in Udaipur. The cultural event features magic shows, puppet dance, folk dance, tribal dance, and more reflecting the beautiful Indian culture and tradition.

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9. Monsoon Palace-Panoramic View of Lakes and Palaces

The Monsoon Palace, formerly known as the Sajjan Garh Palace named after Maharan Sajjan Singh is perched on top of Bansdara Mountain peak like a fairy tale castle in Udaipur. Originally, it was an astronomical centre later it became a monsoon palace and hunting lodge. The Monsoon Palace is located at such an altitude that it presents a magnificent views of Lake Pichola, Aravalli mountains, and surrounding countryside.

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Ultimate Guide For Kheerganga Trek During Monsoon Season
Sometimes the bad things happen in our lives
put us directly on the path to the best things that will
ever happen to us.

It's not every time things go according to plan, In fact, sometimes everything goes off track and you'll feel a bit helpless. The same happened to us, it all started when our bus to Bhuntar from New Delhi got some 6 hours late and that's all we needed to make this trip go south. We planned to do Kheerganga trek in the afternoon of 24-June-2017 and then camping in the night under the 5 billion star hotel, seems fascinating right? 

That's not what happened, Instead we had to do the trekking on 25-June-2017 early morning and with the same day to get down from the top to catch our bus to Delhi. This is a lil brief about my Kheerganga trip in the peak month of July.

Details Of Kheerganga Trek

Total Distance To and Fro: 25 Km.

Start Point or Base Camp: You can either start from Tosh or Barshaini Village.

Level of Difficulty: Fairly Moderate

Highest Peak Point While Trekking: 10000 ft.

District or Region: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Now, let's cut the chase and get to the point of "How to do Kheerganga trek in 3-4 hours". This experienced blog post about Kheerganga trek will give you a fair idea to complete the trek without much fuss and yes its worth to trek for that 12.5 km to top of the mountains of Himachal Pradesh.

Panoramic View From The Top Of Kheerganga Mountains [ Image Courtesy ] 

Here is the list of some of the do's and don't as a beginner you should consider before starting off to Kheerganga Trek From Kasol.

1. Don't ever try to do this trek in slippers or floaters.

2. Carry at least 1 bottle of glucose water and 1 bottle of some energy drink with electrolytes in it.

3. Do not try to cover the trail with fast running, just walk and you will be able to finish in no time. 

4. Take 3-4 rests or breaks in total to catch your breath. 

5. Don't try to start the trek after sunset it might look adventures but it's not, It's hell risky because of the wildlife around the mountains especially Wild Brown Bear.

6. Make sure you have some energy bar with you all the time until you reach the top, yeah its helps damn a lot to boost your morale and give your body enough calories to start again.

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7. Try not to carry too much weight with you (a mistake we did). As if you feel light then you'll be able to move faster.

8. Don't wear tight clothes or jeans on the bottom as it will restrict you joint movements.

9. In the beginning of the trek put more pressure only on the legs and when the trek is about to end or just 1 km distance is remaining, use your upper body strength to pull yourself up. 

10. Wear proper trekking shoes to make your trek far easier as compared to any other casual shoe or boots.

11. You can also buy a supporting stick which will help you a lot to complete your trek quickly. 

12. If you are thinking of camping in Kheerganga by yourself then you should hire a porter to carry off you camping gears or other stuff.

13. If you wish to trek up and down on the same day then make sure you trek down from the same trail you trekked up because there are two ways to get down and the 2nd trail is a bit longer, more uphill and treacherous but if you love adventure and exploration of then you go for it.

14. Don't forget to visit the famous hot springs of Kheerganga at the top. You will definitely feel relief from the fatigue of trek after taking a dip in it.

15. The famous Kheerganga trek trail is a bit treacherous and narrow in patches so do not rush to cross it as there are fellow trekkers as well so discipline is mandatory.

If you keep these 15 striking points in your mind then I am damn sure you can easily reach the famous Kheerganga trek in 3-4 hours whereas it takes almost 5-6 hours for other trekkers to accomplish this easy cum moderate trek.

Not to mention it's not a guarantee that you will be able to do it in less than 4 hours because every individual has a different physics and fitness level. Although if you possess a normal and healthy body then these tips will surely work for you. A bit of personal advice - food availability in Kheerganga is just ok ok, But yeah there is no comparison of Maggi in cold mountains.

Don't forget to comment and share your views on this article I would be glad to know more about the suggestions or more add on points I can add to this list.

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In my opinion both these states have a lot to offer and I am sure no one ever traveled to all the places in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

10 Best Places In Uttarakhand to visit.

1. Auli

2. Valley Of Flowers

3. Rishikesh

4. Nainital

5. Lansdowne

6. Almora

7. Pithoragarh

8. Ranikhet

9. Jim Corbett National Park, Dehradun

10. Badrinath

Best Places In Himachal Pradesh to visit

1. Chandratal Lake.

2. Kaza

3. Great Himalayan National Park.

4. Kasol

5. Mcleodganj

6. Chamba

7. Kheerganga

8. Manali

9. Shimla

10. Kasauli

If you live near Delhi, India. The best place full of adventure and adrenaline rush would be Rishikesh the nearest of all. The place doesn’t have much in it, But River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Zip Lining and Cliff Jumping are considered as the best available option in India right now.

These 4 activities are good enough to fill you up adventure and thrill.

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