Relief from the Scorching Heat– Darjeeling

India is a land of diversity and when it comes to the hill station, India is filled with enormous of choices. One of the most preferred chilly locations to get a relief from scorching heat is Darjeeling. Located in the eastern part of India, in a state named West Bengal, Darjeeling offers the panoramic view of landscapes and snow capped mountains. When in summers, people are burning in heat, all they think of is some place where they can find a relief from the sweltering heat and Darjeeling solves the problem very well.

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Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, image by 40011Mauretainia

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Image by 40011Mauretainia on Flickr)

Not just the cool weather, Darjeeling has a lot more to offer to its guests. Charming tourism, alluring cultures and pounding array of escapade games will make your Darjeeling tour treasured. Darjeeling is also known worldwide for its Tea Plantation and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is proudly and profoundly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tea plantations are very well tracked by different hybrid and fermented techniques and that is why it is recognised and ranked internationally. There are more than 200 tea estates in the whole city, few of which are selected for tourism like Thurbu Tea Estate, Glenburen Tea Estate and Makaibari Tea Estate. The city is surrounded by beautiful snow clad mountains as the world’s third highest peak; Kanchenjunga is clearly visible from the city. If the weather is clear, you can also see Mount Everest from the main city of Darjeeling and that is why it is known as the Queen of Hills.

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Darjeeling Tea Garden

It has been reported that Darjeeling is the mostly visited place in the eastern India. More than thousands of international and local tourists visit the place due to its unmatched climatic conditions. The temperature varies from 8 to 15 Degree Celsius throughout the year, making it an optimum place for the people who want to bang the blistering heat in plain areas of the country. You will surely spend your holidays in fun and frolic like you have always imagined.

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Kangchenjunga Range from Sandakphu ( Image by Pallab Seth on Flickr)

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Himalayan Bear, Darjeeling

Sandkphu Phalut Trek is the route present in Darjeeling which will give you the view of world renowned Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga very clearly. You can watch the migratory fauna in Darjeeling which migrate to and from Tibet which are teals, ducks, gulls and plovers. You can also visit to Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary which was set in 1915 in Darjeeling. Different flora and fauna residing here are oak, sal and alpine trees and Himalayan black bear, barking deer, assam macaque, wild pig, Himalayan flying squirrel, jungle cat, common rhesus monkey and leopard respectively. The Sanctuary has two senchal lakes; sitting beside them would really be a great and wonderful idea to experience the nature’s beauty.

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The tika (in red color) and jamara (green color) used in Dashain.

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Elder person of the family putting Tika to the younger one

Darjeeling also has a cultural aspect for the tourists. You can enjoy the colourful festivals like Tika, Dashain, Tihar and Christmas as well. Darjeeling has all to offer to its visitors, be it the quiet and calm holidays, adventurous holidays, culture and heritage, breath taking view and sceneries, lush green tea plantations, exotic flora and fauna for nature lovers and above all a place where you can relax from the blazing heat in any day of the year.

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Plan Your Holidays in Admirable Kerala

Kerala- What is it which this state has not to offer to its visitors? It is one of the peaceful and ultimate travel experiences of India. Located in the South India, Kerala has beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, amazing weather and exotic flora and fauna. Due to its explicit ecological and edifying features it draws the attention of people throughout the year. Not only the international tourists but also the national or local tourists flock down here to enjoy the amazing landscapes and to have fabulous vacations. Major places which will make your vacation mesmerizing and breathe taking in Kerala are Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam and Kumarakom. Every city is known for different magic spell on their guests for an ostentatious tourism. The state has provided striking budgeted hotels and all up to date amenities for their visitors from every part of the world to make their stay comfortable and memorable in this God’s own country.

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Kovalam Town (Town of Beaches in Kerala) Image by Bijukumar KN on Flickr

Kumarakom Lake Resort (Anoop Negi)

Lake Resort of Kumarakom City (Image by Anoop Negi on Flickr)

The state offers a wide range of options which are the integral parts of Kerala like from landscapes, hill stations, backwaters, art and culture, dance, colourful festivals, heritage, wildlife and ayurvedic treatments and relaxations to select from to be a reason to visit this place. It is obvious for people to select Kerala over any other place due to these reasons only as the place has something or the other for each kind of its visitors. The weather all around the year is also a reason for tourists to visit Kerala throughout the year.

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Kerala Houseboat ( Image by nni unni mp on Flickr)

Backwaters are unique characteristics of Kerala which is found nowhere else in the world. It would be much more fun if you take a backwater cruise as you can explore the place much better. Popular backwaters in Kerala are Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kochi etc. The long ride on backwater cruise/luxury houseboat through rich green plantations and lush green gardens make the ride unforgettable.

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Munnar Tea Gardens (Image by Rama Raman on Flickr)

Munnar is a gorgeous hill station in the Kerala which is located in Western Ghats here. Having such beautiful scenery and splendid landscapes, Munnar is also referred as the “Kashmir of South India”. Windy cool breeze, awesome environment, spice plantations, green coloured tea estates, joyful ambiance, natural spicy aroma, beautiful lakes, luxurious hotels and resorts all these plus points make the surroundings irresistible here. Main attraction points of Munnar are tea plantations, Tata Tea Museum, adventurous sports and assorted flora and fauna.

Cherai Beach, Kochi (Image by Sudheesh S)

Cherai Beach, Kochi (Image by Sudheesh So on Flickr)

St Francis Church, kochi (image by BockoPix by flicr)

St Francis Church, Kochi (Image by BockoPix on flickr)

Kochi is a remarkable city in Kerala. You can say that it is the economical capital of Kerala. Known for astounding historical sites, ancient Portuguese buildings, tranquil backwaters, picturesque beaches and vibrant spice market, Kochi describes the true place for tourism. You can visit St Francis Church, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Dutch Palace etc.

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Kerala Kathakali Dance (Image by Shanmugam on Flickr)

So, visiting Kerala would never be same if you even have already visited the place. Each time you’ll come, you will come across different and new feature that will excite and surprise you on your tour. If you plan your trip before hand, before visiting to Kerala, you would be able to enjoy your vacations to the fullest and will get excellent value of your quality time spend here.