Amazing Araku Valley and Borra Caves

Its looks like ribbon of a maiden is flowing over a green dress…Araku Valley

Araku valley is must see off-beaten tourist destination from Vizag 115kms away, offers lovely scenic view of nature and valley is really splendid rich with vegetation. The valley is 600 to 900 above sea level and gives mesmerizing treat of nature. It is easily scaled by road but I would suggest better go by train, you will enjoy more, around more than 58 tunnels and 84 bridges come on the way and this is really a terrific  experience of beauty, darkness and sweet smell of filter coffee sold by vendors in train.The coffee plantation offers a aroma in atmosphere and draws your mind towards the awesome plantations. The weather is pleasant thorough out the year.

 

 Train Crossing One of the tunnels of Araku Valley

 Woody Araku Valley

Thematic Light Effects in Paleolithic Borra Caves

Borra caves, you can witness here paleolithic caves million year old, nestled deep at the height of 800-1300 m from mean sea level. Borra caves was uncovered by British geologist William King in 1807. What makes Borra caves unique is its structure of stalagmite and stalactite. The weird formation of lime deposits looks amazing and the thematic lighting presentation, which gives the cave mystifying and alluring experience to its visitors and makes us think of long forgotten civilization.

A mythology is associated with Borra caves that Lord Rama stayed here with wife and brother during exile and this particular forest is believed as Kishkinda forest of that period.

I have visited both the places eight years back and feeling good to write little bit about this lovely place. I was very much attracted with the localities, their innocence, beauty, handicrafts everything, tribal people are nice and welcoming.

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Explore the Most Enthralling “Rishi Ganga”

Explore Second Highest Peak of India “Nanda Devi” and Bewitching “Rishi Ganga”

No doubt the world is full of alluring natural beautiful landscapes. The scenic enthrall small journey which I am going to take you through virtual world is going to give you an awesome experience. Let’s explore little bit about a Gorge in Nanda Devi Mountainous and sanctuary region called as “Rishi Ganga.” The most daunting sanctuaries of world located in Garhwal-kumaun region offers splendid wilderness majestically. The Nanda Devi sanctuary is divided into two parts viz. inner and outer. The high ridges on the north, east and south sides surrounds the sanctuary, the ridges which descends from the north and towards south facing Rishi Ganga Gorge, which forms a lovely brook and drains the Nanda Devi sanctuary towards the west. The mountain formation is in round form and looks fabulous. The west part of the ring is bit sloping down where Rishi Ganga drains 380 square meters of ice and snow making it a wonderful gorge.

Until 1934, Rishi Ganga and Nada Devi was unknown and unreached portion of Himalayan region. But slowly it came to known and became accessible to locals and tourist. Soon, it started losing sheen and became vulnerable with poachers, loggers etc. In the year UNESCO described it under World Heritage Site in 1988 along with “Valley of Flowers’. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve comprising total protected area of 2,236.74 km sq. This vast region is now under protection of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since2004.

For Himalayan trekking expeditions you can explore the most enthralling Himalayas enthusiastically by going for trek with expert team and get yourself drench with adventure euphoria and adrenalin flow much faster giving you lifetime experience.

“Beckoning Valley of Flowers”

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“Valley of Flowers” the name seems to be an instance from fairytale. Isn’t it folks! But it really exists in India. Here I will give a brief account of an interesting place which is called as “Valley of Flowers.” As the name signifies, so is the place.Other name of spirituality is nature the pious and unspoiled.

Once, I heard its reference in my geography class when I was in 7th grade. Valley of flowers is basically an Indian national park nestled in West Himalaya which comes in the region of Uttarakhand. The whole valley is adorned with meadows of endemic alpine flowers and numerous exotic and rare breeds of flora. The highly vegetation reached area has rare and endangered fauna like Asiatic Black Beer, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Blue Sheep etc.  The valley is home for numerous lovely variety of bird species.In July 2005, it was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

‘Valley of Flowers’ is 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level. The park is spread over the expanse of 8km long and 2km wide.  There is very interesting story associated with this place. In the year 1931, Frank S. Smythe, Eric Shipton and R.L. Holdsworth all British mountaineers got lost their way back from their adventurous expedition to Mt. Kamet and they lost the trail, they wandered into the valley and was astounded by seeing the panoramic view of the valley, it was beautifully blooming with several colors of flower and in different varieties. The view was so mesmerizing that they were so astounded that they spontaneously named it “Valley of Flowers.”  Later on Frank Smythe penned a book with the same title.

“Valley of Flowers” is located in inner Himalayan valley. The valley has micro-climate and is very well guarded by Himalaya from severity of southwest summer monsoon. The valley is snow covered for six to seven months from October to march. The valley comes to life when snow melts and life blooms with nature’s brightest colors, the valley turns up dotted with rainbow of colors and is not less than fairyland. The lovely spring season brings joyous colors of nature and valley looks lively, rapture and divine abode. The lush greenery, embellished with hues of nature is really hypnotizing, a completely fascinating and unforgettable eye feasting beauty! Cherishing memory whoever visit this unique place.

Spiritual and Adventure Tourism HImalaya Increasing Unhealthy Environment and Damaging Nature

Lets Save Himalaya Spirituality By Keeping it Green and Clean

Talking about Hindu Spirituality, importance of “Himalaya” cannot be ignored. “Mount Himalaya” is “King of Mountains”. It has not just given India protection from wanderers from North but has made Indian climatic conditions wonderful due to its mighty stand as glorifying crown and witnessing changes of civilization from ancient times. Today India’s natural prosperity, flora, fauna, exotic herbs, natural resources and wonderful climate, perennial river like The Ganga and its tributaries plays important part in giving India a flourished civilization.

The Himalaya has been given supreme importance in Indian scriptures and mythology. Himalaya offers variety of attractions for different people. Some like to explore it for herbs and medicines. For adventure fanatics Himalaya offers river rafting, mountain climbing, wildlife camping etc. For Hindus Himalaya is regarded as paradise, abode of temples,saints and gurus. There are many Hindu pilgrimages situated in the lap of Himalaya. The temples like Amaranth, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri , Kailash Mansarovar etc. are highly revered, these temples are most holy places for Indians, and they all wish to pay visit at least once in their lifetime. The temples situated in higher altitudes are opened for limited time period, as it is mostly covered with snow and its not possible to visit these places, as natural calamities do occur because of heavy snowfall. For specified time period you can visit this places and will be surprised seeing faith of millions of pilgrims, who undertake such arduous journey to show their respect and belief. The devotees flock in groups and feels great in undertaking such difficult pilgrimage with so much of devotion and faith. The year long  tradition of traveling religious places is seen in every religion.

India has divergent religions and faiths, and offers pious destinations to different cultures from other parts of world, to explore its amazing cultural richness and embraces everyone with equality and humility.

Today, things are changing, it is said that Himalayan glaciers are melting very fast due to global warming, the speedily deforestation has endangered many species, cutting of mountains for constructions, building of dams, poaching etc has disturbed the ecological balance of Himalayan region. As a result Himalaya is rapidly losing its extensive vegetation, wildlife. due to rapid cutting of forest soil erosion is happening. government should take responsible steps to stop such things and make strict laws who violate the norms of nature. Should make law for controlled tourism in a systematic ways. Ban on tins, glass and plastic or other harmful wastes, to stop deposition of non biodegradable waste.

Himalayas, foothills. Firewood in the village. Pictures of Himalaya

How can Hindu deities withstand so much of trash around their shrine, to flush the garbage, I think that’s why in the year 2013 heavy rain, cloudburst flooded the Himalaya, creating havoc and disaster and left thousands of family homeless and grief stricken.

Lets make our heritage rich, beautiful and safe for posterity. The spirituality doesn’t means making your inner-self purify but to keep the heritage of ancestors intact and not to litter around. Let the spirituality, virtues of healthy and peaceful  living  prevail every corner of the world. Otherwise no one can stop nature from retaliating.

My Mind is Traveling Leaving Me Behind, The Dream to Travel is Leaving Me Crazy

My Mind is Traveling Without Me

Today I am bewildered, my mind is trying to break free, where it would go, quiet difficult to know. But today for sure my mind is traveling,  its not with me and left out to journey alone. It happens some time we are lost in something, everything goes hazy and blurred, I am in trance for no known reasons. I am bewildered how my mind can fly to such places which i have not been thought.

My thought are transcending all boundaries, touching different realms of nature, culture, habitat and people. Its sure my subconscious mind which want to break free today and get the taste of different things. It seems I am dissolving myself in euphoria of going away and exploring the vast world. The universe around me pulling my inner self more and more away from me.

The more I resist myself from parting away my feelings, more I am getting into the magic of transcending, I am helpless, but I admit, I am letting my mind go where it wants to wander, May be my mind wants to enjoy all sort of things which I physically cannot achieve. The life is small, the world is vast, dynamic, the more I get into it, i am getting perplexed.

The horizon, the blue water, the deep forest, the giant mountains, the glaciers, the beautiful landscapes, animals, birds all creatures, there is so much, the secrets behind civilization, the told and untold mysteries, the dry land, deserts all are beckoning me come and see, come and unfold the secrets, explore the truth of nature and learn what nature loves and how much it has lost by menace of mankind.

M mind is happy seeing the beautiful aspects of nature, wildlife, spirituality, mythology, the folktales. Today my mind is asking me not to stop the feelings, its forcing me to get into the labyrinth of life and nature and experience the hidden mystery. I am afraid of getting lost, but i can sense the energy flowing into me, may be I want to travel, explore and discover the objective of nature and mystery of spirituality. I want to be a wanderer, with the motive of saving the world from getting destroyed so much of heat, high pressure on land, forest area is shrinking, the glaciers are melting, desert are expanding, rivers are drying,many flora and fauna are endangered animals and birds species loosing their existence. This beautiful world is loosing its sheen, its softness, its nature is getting lost and troubled. My mind is saying I can’t survive anymore I am leaving you. We have also threatened our life. Can we live in separation of nature, what if we have no night and day, oh it gives me creep, my inner-self is crying, how it will be, sure a hell.

Now i understood, why my mind is traveling without me, because it knows, the world is changing, its better to visit the nature and culture before its get too late to enjoy the bliss of native world, things are changing and so the world. My mind is saying please no stop, already enough plastic surgery you have done to this planet, let it not lose its originality, Save Earth, my mind is traveling without me, before its too late.

Car Maintenance Tips for Road Trips

Eight Excellent Car Maintenance Tips for Road Trips

  • Here comes the most cherished vacation time. If you want to take your family or your group of friends for a wonderful excursion or sightseeing tour by road then before packing luggage spare some time for your vehicle. It’s most primary work to do before going for any car trip especially with your family. As you will not like to experience with an unexpected grumbling engine in the middle of the adventure and sour the excitement. While you make sure all the things have been packed for the vacation in the same manner make double assurance that your vehicle is in ship shape. There are few car maintenance tips for road trips, these tips will help you in considering certain fundamental aspects of car which should not be ignored at any cost. These tips will not only make your journey fun n frolic by car but ensures safety throughout your entire journey.
  • Check Car Tyres: Check the condition of tyres and replace it with new on if they show too much wearing and tearing. Ask mechanic for Tyre rotation if required and make sure tyres are properly inflated. It’s highly recommended to keep a good spare tyre in usable form in case of need.

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  • Replacing windshield wiper Blades: Wiper blades get hard and flaky, check their performance, if not in good condition simply get it replaced. Windshield wiper blades come very handy as you don’t know when exactly it starts raining.
  • Check Coolant Level: Coolant plays the vital role in keeping car engine cool and prevents it from overheating. As your vehicle will be running for long hours. Top up the coolant before leaving for the trip.
  • Fill the Washer Fluid and other essential fluids: Vehicle requires various types of fluids for smooth running if different components. Thus, make sure the fluid levels are up to the optimum mark.
  • Lubes and Oils: It’s very important to get the oil changed and all the lubricating work done before setting off. The thick dirty oil and unconditioned parts it will consume more fuel. Hence to make your trip with efficient mileage get the oil changed.
  • Check Air Filters: Check that air filters are clean if they are clogged get it changed. A dirty air filter results in car idle situation or the car performs roughly.
  • Get the Fuel System checked: The correct fuel system is very important and clean intake valve and combustion chambers should be free from carbon deposits. This helps in good performance and mileage and reduces emissions. This facilitates engine to work smoothly and shows higher consistency during stop – and – go driving conditions.
  • Get the Suspension Inspected: Replace the old and worn out suspensions. The proper suspensions help in overcoming jerks and bumps very easily.

Besides going through the above mentioned car maintenance tips for road trips, the motorist must visit the authorized service stations to get the car mechanical components, electrical system and chassis inspected by the expert mechanics.Try to keep necessary things in boot and avoid unnecessary weight to keep the car light and it will give good average. While driving maintain uniform speed and don’t accelerate too much all of sudden, Drive in high gear and try to be consistent, it gives good fuel mileage.

Journeying by car is most enjoyable and thrilling for any   trips whether short or long. Before leaving for the trip the car should be checked for any issues. The car maintenance tips for road trips help in getting the knowledge of car care which should be performed before leaving out for anywhere. Car trip can be enjoyable by following the maintenance tips

Tips for Traveling Light for Memorable Trip

4 Things you keep in mind before you Pack Your Bags for Holiday: Easy way to  travel light.

 

Holiday comes and here we pack baggage’s to get set go, but is there any way to travel light without missing any important things. The bulk traveling becomes difficult when you don’t find porters on railway station or sometimes you have to carry or drag your heavy bags to retire room or taxi stands. Traveling light even helps to get enough space in your boot and keeps your car fee from unnecessary weight.Catch some cool suggestions.

  • Clothes: Basically clothes are the major part of your luggage. It depends upon where you are holidaying. Carry clothes according to the place and weather. Opt for wrinkle free clothing and fabrics which dries quickly. Judiciously, pack your clothes so that you can find easily when you unpack your belonging. It’s wise to pack children things differently as their bags are need to be used more frequently. Buy a durable backpack and a trolley suitcase; these things are very easy to carry.
  • Avoid Unnecessary Foot wears: Its tendency of many travelers to pack 3-4 foot pairs. Simply you settle with a comfortable shoes or pair of flip-flops or sandals according to the place you are visiting. It will help you to get rid of some unnecessary weight.
  • Eatables and Drinks: These days you will find food outlets everywhere. But you should always carry energy bars and homemade sweets and savories nicely packed in disposable packs. Use disposable serving plates etc it will help you to light your bag and you can easily throw away the empty food bags. This will help you in traveling a lot and don’t stop at unhealthy food kiosk on highways. Carry good water storage enough for your long journeys.
  • Carry Utilities: Carry only those utility which you will need while traveling and not staying at hotels and resorts. Use disposable napkins during journey. For children it’s very useful. If you have booked a good hotel, then you will get plenty of toiletries and fresh towels including clean bedding. If you will stay in budget hotel, then you must carry few basic things along with towels and mosquito repellent, as you have no choice. Never forget to keep a bag of first-aid, necessary pills, torches, umbrellas, plastic ropes, candles and matches.

Finally, I would suggest that before traveling get the details of weather forecast, understand the climatic conditions, if you are with family make sure to get the hotel room booked online or with a reliable travel agent and try to negotiate and avail discounts and be frank to ask about complimentary services you can have during stay. In fact there are tour packages available in different budget. But whatever, the thing packing is always in your hand. Hence, use above mentioned tips and enjoy your trip with fun and frolic.