Temples of South India Architectural Masterpiece and Strong Cultural Beliefs

I want to travel, to learn spirituality belief of many people at particular region. As the values are attached with particular belief with respective region and religion. India is land of diversification, you will find large number of cult practices and they follow very strict regime. India offers abode to spiritual tourism for all sects like Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Jewish. Hinduism, etc. The Vedic culture has deep roots in India. In fact Vedas, Purana and Upanishads are holy scriptures which forms the basis of civilization.

 

 

 

 

Its surprising that Indian scriptures written millions of years back holds all details of evolution of man kind, their development and dissolution of the evolution. The intellectual verses, hymns have manifold knowledge of karma, birth, rebirth, reincarnation etc are topics of interest. With every temple, there is interesting folklore associated which makes the importance of temple even more and gives us reason to have faith in them.

 

 

Seeing seers and hermits doing all sort of typical worships, prayers and noticing them performing some amazing rituals makes me petrified and  amused.

To begin my spiritual tourism I would prefer southern India as it fascinates me very much, mostly temples are built beautifully, magnificently stone carved and adorned with gold and silver work and craftsmanship and highly sophisticated architecture. Besides, structural beauty, deities of Goddess and Gods are immensely beautiful and catches the attention very easily. The customs of shrine worship differ from temple to temple as I have heard. People traveling from far-off places pays their respect with lots of devotion and belief.Many are being heard of giving thousands and lakhs of money or gold in temples to revere the deities.

My main motive to travel south is to visit as many temples I can to get blessed by  Gods and to learn customs and understand the reason for the belief of people.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Best Plan Budget Holiday

How to Plan a Budget Holiday and Enjoy the Break with Utmost Excitement

7 Best Way to Plan a Holiday

Yeah, many of us are often bewildered how to plan a holiday? Well, my dear friends, it’s going to be very simple and not to hectic and over budget, if you consider the following points. Planning a holiday can be very simple and overall you will have a most memorable trip.

Planning a Holiday

ü  Deciding Destination: Finalizing a destination, is probably the most difficult task to do. You can decide a place to visit, keeping in mind likes of family members. You can visit many travel website, to learn about fabulous places and deals being offered for accommodation.

ü  Plan Budget: There is no limit of spending on holiday. But, it’s better to have a plan budget. This will help you in planning of holiday expenses judiciously and not tampering with your finance much.Avoid unnecessary shopping expeditions, just to wear in trip, unless it is of very high requirement. You can carry homemade cakes, cookies, nuts, jam, fruits, cereals, processed food etc to eat occasionally and avoid visiting expensive food outlets very often.

ü  Days to Spend: You must choose a destination keeping in mind time involved in traveling and numbers of days you want o relax. This will help you in proper utilization of long weekends or vacations.

ü  Avail Off-Season Benefits: To save enormous money, it is wise that you can choose tourist spots in off-season. This will let you enjoy huge discounts in hotel tariffs at almost throw away prices.

ü  Traveling Packages: There are small and big companies involved in providing tailored travel package, which take care of everything from transportation to accommodation and meals including sightseeing. You can even find reasonable bed and breakfast offers at minimum charges by many stay at home privileges.

ü  Choosing Offbeat Destinations: It is recommended that instead of going some crowded and expensive place, you can even opt for a nice and simple spot to visit, such places are clean, less expensive and beauty and peace is really very captivating.

ü  Type of Holiday: Today people have tour businesses a lot. You can mix it with wife and children to give it a twist. You can plan in advance and it will prove a best bet. Similarly, if you are adventurous sort of person; you can opt for some holiday where you can have some adventure sort of fun. The thorough research on internet and travel magazines helps a lot.

The above mentioned tips are very simple and effective. You can have a great deal of saving and fun combined with a planned holiday. So guys, where you are heading this time, simply enjoy and return with fond cherishing time. Or else, going for business, surprise your family by taking along them too, by simply thinking ahead.

Bon- Bon Voyage!!!

Relax, Rejuventate and Rediscover this Holiday

Allahabad or Prayag Raj“, is a unique destination offering divergent cultural attributes to visitors. People flock here in thousands every month to take holy dip in the river Ganges also known as “Sangam Thirth“. Allahabad is home of sage and cultural heritage attracts tourist and people from different corners of the world. It is really astonishing that lac of people visit to become part of auspicious fair which takes place after every  six and twelve years of interval called a “kumbh Mela”. Here people from different places even from abroad comes to be part of this huge fair which lasts for a month.

While visiting Allahabad, i can suggest you to experience a unique atmosphere of spirituality along with happy stay and resurrection benefits all at a  time. It is possible that you may find it odd, but it is true, we all know India is pioneer in yoga and mediation. In fact modern science also admits that yoga and mediation have profound benefits on health well-being. Vihangam yoga is an organization offering splendid experience in this regard. The location, ambiance, spiritual guru, serenity, scientific approach, holistic environment, makes it a perfect choice to stay and have benefits of mediation and getting free from certain diseases with ancient therapies.

The homely atmosphere, interactive instructors, nutritious food, natural surroundings away from city noise, really makes it first choice for those who are looking for home away from home. Make your vacation more interesting by visiting this holy city and indulge in something different.

These days many of us suffer from depression. Even youngsters are not spared from this. They get into either poor habits or involve in self-destruction etc. Taking a break and combining it with yoga and spirituality really helps.

I can suggest that Vihangam Yoga is such a place which is renowned for its services and gives wonderful relaxation, rejuvenation and ample ways to rediscover yourself in a completely different way.