Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Travelling teaches you about life, people and culture of the place you visit. You meet different kind of people and learn new things from them. The world is full of different experience and you have only one life. Isn’t learning from different places worth for this small life?
2. Travelling gives you peace of mind
We all have some stress and tension in our life. Taking a break from daily routine and escaping to your favorite place for a vacation lightens your mood and gives you happiness. Make sure to plan your vacation and book your stay in advance to make your vacation smooth and relaxing.
3. Boosts your confidence
Yes! Whether you are travelling alone or along with friends or family, travelling boosts your self confidence. It takes you out from your comfort zone and increases the ability to cope up with obstacles. The complete travelling experience helps in boosting a person’s confidence level.
4. Travelling teaches you about your self
One of the most important thing that you will experience while travelling is to explore yourself. No one knows about themselves unless and until they encounter situations. Travelling helps you to understand yourself and what you like and dislike. It helps you to identify how you feel about your homeland and how you feel about foreign lands.
5. It broadens your horizon
Travelling helps you to meet different kind of people which is again an experience in itself. You get to know problems of places you visit and good things about the places. A good traveler observes things and try to identify problems. You get opportunity to see life challenges from a different angle.
6. Travelling makes you more interesting
This is the best thing about travelling that I like. Every time I am with my people I have some real life experiences to share with them and encourage them to visit a place. Every one travels with me whenever I tell them a story. So, yes travelling makes you an interesting person who is confident and experienced.
7. You can try foods of different places
This is again my favorite part of travelling as I am a foodie traveler. You get opportunity to try the local cuisines and street foods of places you travel. Every place is culturally different and so is the food. You can never taste a real dosa or idli unless you visit south India and similarly the real taste of chole bhature can’t be found anywhere else unless you visit Punjab.
8. You create a lifetime memory
You can forget what you had in lunch yesterday but you will never forget what you had for lunch in Jaipur. This means you are creating life time memory for you which will accompany you throughout your life.
9. Travelling make you love your home even more
Last but not the least thing, yes for sure I love my home, my kitchen, my bed even more when I am back from a trip. Travelling gives you a life time experience and also make you realize nothing is better than being back at home.
Although travelling has lots of benefits but it can be painful if not planned. So, make sure to plan your journey in advance before you pack your bag 🙂
Want to reap all the benefits of travelling again? Then co-operate with the government and stay at home until COVID-19 is eradicated.
Denmark is known to be one of the Scandinavian countries and is located in Europe and at its south is bordered by Germany. The country covers about 42,925 sq km. Denmark has many mesmerizing locations to allure tourists. The country offers signature bridges, beaches, castles, amusement parks, etc making it a perfect place to escape for your upcoming vacation.
It is one of the original Legoland parks operating since 1968. It is one such place that you can enjoy with your kids and friends and is one of the famous amusement parks for children and families of all ages. You can have fun along with action and speed in a single day. Legoland is an awesome world and hosts multiple rides for kids and families. It allows you to enjoy your imaginative world with full force and action.
Copenhagen city is one of Europe’s popular and oldest cities. Also, it is one of the cleanest and showcases stunning places for travellers. The town features dynamic and modern architecture, Tivoli Gardens, and everything that is expected from a world-class destination. The travellers can explore the pretty streets and canals and appreciate beautiful ancient homes and can visit shopping places around.
The busy harbour showcases distinctive yellow houses, glass and ceramic art galleries, great museums and the various outlets for bikes. The city also has Harbourside restaurants also known to serve fish directly after fishing, shopping possibilities, interesting cultural attractions and experiences for children. It is one of the renowned towns with white sand beaches and unique nature. Skagen is also situated on the east coast near Grenen whereas some part of the city is said to be located beside the North Sea.
4. Kronborg Castle:
The castle that Shakespeare is known for is the hamlet and is known for the mysteries surrounding him. It is located at a strategically important site also known for commanding the Sund and the stretch of water between Sweden and Denmark, the Royal castle at Helsinger is well known for its immense value for the Danish people and also played an important role in Northern Europe history in the 18th to 16th centuries. It is a world-renowned castle and is a must-visit in Denmark.
5. Lille Vildmose:
If you are up for an experience of a rocking bog and want to dig in the bird’s life closer and hear about the carnivorous plant, or are interested in watching deers. The Lille Vildmose offers exciting and interesting tours for visitors. Walking alongside the bog, you will be able to experience the most interesting and inspiring journeys of all time, and it is never boring to follow the guides to know about the trip even more. The guided tours are available from February till October, always try to bring your family and enjoy the danish wilderness for a day or two.
This place is a must go on your visit to Denmark, so please spare a day or two on your visit to the country.
6. Faroe Islands:
The Islands are home to many self-governing Faroe’s is a patchwork for picturesque for emerald pastures, gaily-hued cottages, tree-free moors and dotted with sheep. Sea is not more than three miles from the assured land, and these 18-pieces of the Faroe Islands are known for their deep-rooted cultures. The coast showcases deep fjords, looming headlands and cliffs. On your visit to the Faroe Islands, try exploring fjords by sailing or with the help of wooden sloop. Enjoy Northern lights, crashing waterfalls, lush green grass and picturesque landscapes. Add the Faroe Islands to your bucket list in Denmark as the place is worth remembering for years.
One of the best and popular places in Denmark, especially if you are looking for touring the country with your kids. If your child is crazy for the fairy tale, then it can be a dream place for them. The site is filling up with exhibitions and monuments and host Eheskov’s castles to King Canute’s tomb. This is a must-visit and is one of the famous Denmark attractions.
Speak up to your friends, guides and people around while making your tours to Denmark. As the country has much more to offer than you think, try to cover the maximum on your trip and enjoy the memorable experience with your family.
Norway has always been the centre of attraction for the world. The reason being is the uniqueness in terms of serenity, picturesque views, adventure sports, etc. The country tends to offer are not found elsewhere on earth. Every year the country attracts tonnes of tourists to their doorsteps and mesmerised them with their unforgettable destinations.
It is known as one of the best places in Bergen. The Funicular is the centre of the mountain, and Mount Floyen allows you to explore the beautiful views of the Bergen, Fjords and the other mountains surrounding the city. Many people like to indulge in adventurous sports like mountain biking, canoe paddling, hiking, etc. On your visit, you will be surrounded by forests, trails, little lakes and mountains.
Also you can relish a local dish named as “Floyenbleen” with an organic soup “Floyensuppen” on your visit to Mount Floyen.
2. Geiranger Fjord:
The place is known for its notable waterfalls known as Seven Sister falls, Suitor and Bridal Veil. The Seven Sister falls and Suitor faces one another and the third one is named as it falls delicately over any rocky edge. In 2005, the place was listed in UNESCO world heritage site.
The Fjord is known to be surrounded by mountains and does not have a habitable shore area and has rugged strata also seen to be straight out of water. The place is also famous for having many mountain farms and from jagged peaks you can plunge into the foaming waterfalls in Fjord.
3. Tromso Fjords:
Also known as the “Gateway of the Arctic”, the place showcases the northern light more than any other site in the world. The city Tromso enjoys two full months of the midnight sun. Also, the area has a series of skerries and islands laced with the scalloped inlets and waterways bordering the Norwegian Sea. The narrow, long sea inlets are also characterized by mountain slopes in the last Ice Age by glaciation.
Visitors tend to enjoy fishing and trip cruises in Tromso and explore its wildest natural scenery throughout the city. Can book your day trips with many service providers depending upon your stay and budget in Tromso.
4. Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock is one of the renowned tourist attractions for the Rogaland country in Norway. The cliff Pulpit Rock rises at 604 meters and is located at the northern and western part of the Fjord. Rock offers mesmerizing views of the river and is a major attraction for tourists who are in the country to explore the scenic beauty.
You can even book hiking trips to Pulpit Rock in summer as well as winters. The guide available will help you in reaching out to the desired destination with safety, group as well as solo booking are open.
One of the famous rock formations in Norway, the Trolltunga is a spectacular and scenic cliff offering great views at the height of 700 meters. The place is situated at the Hardangervidda plateau at its western edge near to Odda town. The hiking to the cliff is quite demanding and offers magnificent views all along the way.
The hikers aiming for Trolltunga require about 7-10 hours to reach and should be in functional fitness and equipped with the required inventories. A treat to the eyes of natural wanderers, the place is excellent for the professional hikers, and the visitors should know that it can be tiresome to complete the hike in a day. Hence, they need to be super fit to enjoy the picturesque walk.
6. Geiranger Skywalk – Dalsnibba
The place is known for beautiful lakes, scenic beauty, crystal clear water and is ready to have an airy experience. The Nibbevegan one of the projects opened in 1939, is a symbol for Geiranger. The panorama can be enjoyed from the highest point and consists of steep mountain terrain, peaks and Fjords. The toll road operates from May to October so plan your vacations accordingly.
Norway hosts smalls as well as big tourist attractions in their country. They attract tourist from all over the world to enjoy their natural beauty and have rocky experience with enjoying spectacular views all along the way.
Area wise Rajasthan is the biggest state of India and lies in the northern India. The state covers 342,239 square kilometres area of India. The largest city which is also the capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur. Jaipur is also called the Pink city of Jaipur.
In this blog, we will explore some places of Jaipur and find out why it is called the Pink city of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Shares its boundary with Indian states like Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Neighbourhood country Pakistan. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan shares its border with Haryana.
Jaipur is well connected to almost all the parts of India and can be easily reached via road, air and rail.
How to Reach Jaipur, The Pink City of Rajasthan?
Jaipur by Air:
Jaipur airport is Approx. 7 Km from the city and all the major cities of India is well connected. It is also connected to some of the overseas countries. Daily domestic flights to Jaipur are from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune and Indore. The International regular flights are to Muscat, Dubai and Sharjah. Some flights are available via Delhi.
Jaipur By Train:
By train Jaipur is well connected to most of the part of India. One special and Luxury Train known as Palace on Wheels connects you to all the major destinations of Rajasthan Including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar.
Jaipur By Road:
Jaipur is well connected to Delhi and all other parts of India via Highways. To reach Jaipur Via Delhi You can take Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses. There are AC and Non-Ac buses available and it takes approx. 5-6 hours depending on the traffic to reach Jaipur bus stand.
Why is Jaipur Called the Pink City?
Once you reach Jaipur, you will at once catch why this city is called Pink City. The markets, Houses and buildings are coloured with Pink, which is a historically represented as welcoming and hospitality.
After Prince Albert visited the city, the city stayed pink because of the favourite wife of Maha Raja Sawai Ram Singh, whose favourite colour was Pink.
A Law was passed in 1877 to keep the colour of buildings in Jaipur Pink.
Places to see in Jaipur
You will find the forts quite fascinating in Jaipur. Here are some list of places you can visit in Jaipur
Ram Niwas Garden
Govind Ji Temple
Anokhi Museum Of Hand Painting
Akshardham Temple, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Digamber Jain Mandir
Sisodia Rani Garden
Hari Mahal Palace
Raj Mahal Palace
Share you Jaipur Visit experience in the comment section below.
Every time I plan a trip, I am so excited that I always forget to keep one or two essential things. Well, this is normal and happens with every one. The excitement to leave for a trekking destinations makes me forget your present and my head keeps on planning random things on my travel.
Making mistakes and forgetting essential things makes you a pro traveler as you learn from your past experiences. From my last trip I have learn what Important things you must carry on a hiking or a trekking trip. I so do not want to be again in a middle of situation where I am thinking If I had this thing it would have been better. So, I have made a list of essential items which I surely carry on my trekking trip.
Cap or Hat
Dry Fruits/ Chocolates / Protein Bars
These are a list of some item to pack when you are leaving for a trekking.
Share your list of items that you pack when you go on a trekking trip.
Ladakh, the land of passes is one of the beautiful places to visit in India. It is famous for the breathtaking views, the clear skies and thrilling adventure activities.
Can’t visit Ladakh due to COVID-19 lock down? Why not watch some movies that are shot in this beautiful region administered by India as Union territory.
Lakshya is a story of aimless young man, Karan who quits Indian army seeing the tough life of a soldier. He later rejoins the Indian army to make his girlfriend proud. He aspires to conquer the peak 5179 against Pakistani troops with broken leg. He finally conquers and flies the Indian flag at the back drop of Ladakhi mountains. The mountain views and the terrain shown in this movie are breath taking.
2. LOC Kargil
This is a historical war drama film based on the 1999, Operation Vijay and Battle of Tololing. This is a multi-star Bollywood movie highlighting the relationship of a soldier with their loved ones at the time of war as well as the patriotic spirit of the Indian army. The final war scene of the movie is shot in Leh and Ladakh.
3. Dil Se
Dil se is a romantic thriller movie based on the insurgency in Northeast India. The lead roles were played by Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala, while it was a debut film of Preity Zinta. The shooting location of this movie was Himachal, Assam, New Delhi, Kerala, Bhutan along with Leh. The song “Satrangi Re” was shooted near Thikse Monastery, pangong lake and the mystical Basgo Monastery Ruins.
4.Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Jab Tak hai Jaan is romantic drama with Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The film was shooted in multiple locations including Laddakh.
5. Bard of Blood
This movie depicts the journey of a spy who is alotted a mission to rescue 4 intelligence officers who were captured in Balochistan, Pakistan. The lead role in the movie is played by Imraan Hashmi and Sobhita Shulipala.
6. Road to Laddakh
You can even notice the shooting location by the movie trailer. The sand of laddakh and picturesque views have been beautifully captured in the movie. The story revolves around a mysterious smuggler and a reckless woman Sharon. The lead role is played by Irrfan Khan.
This lock down due to COVID19 has house arrested many travelling souls.
Well, for now travelers have to follow the local orders and must not hang around for tourism purpose. Until then you can watch some amazing travel series on Netflix, which will surely make you feel good.
1. Dark Tourist 2018
It is a documentary on Netflix based on dark tourism. For people who do not know the meaning of dark tourism, Dark tourism is a defined as travelling involved to historical places associated with death and tragedy. The series is presented by David Farrier, who is a journalist from New Zealand.
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Departures is 2008 Japanese drama film. The film is directed by Yōjirō Takita. The film is about leading character Daigo Kobayashi, who follows his profound and his journey with death. The character uncovers the meaning of life and living, Joy and wonder.
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Unbranded is a 2015 documentary movie and is directed by Phillip Baribeau. You will see how group of four friends go on life-changing journey on a Mustang.
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
4. Street Food (2019)
Street food is a 2019 documentary where you can explore “street foods” from the world’s most vibrant cities. You can explore street food of different cities from Singapore to India just at the comfort of your sofa. The highlights of this documentary is on the perseverance and culture that gives life to the cuisine’s from different country.
IMDb Rating: 8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
5. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
This is a British documentary where you will see architectures of unique residents. The couple travels far and wide to explore such residents. From house made of recycled material to houses at unusual locations are featured in this documentary.
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: n/a
6. Long Way Round
This British documentary features two motorcyclist, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and their journey from London to New York on Motorcycle. You will love to watch this tale of two motorcyclist.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: n/a
7. Night on Earth
This British documentary is based on nature and is narrated by Smira Wiley. You can watch about animals that are active during the night. You will find this documentary series mind-blowing and outstanding.
Situated in the state of Uttarakhand in Northern India, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the main tourism attractions of Uttarakhand. Being counted as a major wildlife sanctuary of India, many wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts visit this place every year with a great zeal and joy. Planning a tour to Jim Corbett and jeep safari in Jim Corbett jungle is a must do thing in the list of active travelers. To serve the ever-rising tourist inflow, the Government of Uttarakhand has also improved the transportation to Corbett effectively in a way that it now offers a smooth journey to tourists. The whole region of the Jim national park is divided into four different zones
Jim Corbett Jungle Safari Packages
You will find several dealers offering jungle safari packages. If you book your package online you will get a jeep safari in around INR 4500 for 6 people.
Before booking for any safari do extensive research on the price and packages provided online.
Popular Corbett national park safari packages available online are:
Corbett Jeep safari
Corbett Canter Safari
Corbett Elephant Safari
You can either take the government lodge or forest rest house which is in the Jungle area or you can plan your stay in beautiful resorts outside the jungle area in nearby villages.
Dhikala is a popular zone with a forest rest lodge. Night stay in the lodge is compulsory and you can not go outside at the night. The experience is worth if you plan your stay in this zone.
Another popular zone with the facility of night stay is the Bijrani rest house. You can plan a stay in the lap of nature in the middle of jungle.
You can get a stay package along with Jungle Safari Online easily.
It is spread over an area of 540 square kilometers. The national park is a complete package for flora and fauna. Tourism is only allowed in the appropriate areas of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in order to maximize the diverse wildlife living in the park and viewing its splendid landscape. Every year there is a dynamic increase in the number of visitors. From the different parts of the country and abroad more than 70,000 visitors come to the park in the peak season.
Nature lovers and Wildlife lovers prefer this oldest national park as compared to other popular national parks in India such as Kaziranga National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Kanha National Park, and many others located in the various parts in India. The popularity of Corbett national park is due to the captivating landscape for the delight of nature lovers and the presence of the Royal Bengal Tiger in abundance.
Jim Corbett National Park Area: 520 Square kilometers.
The altitude of the park : 385-1100 m above mean sea level.
Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.
Temperature range: During summer upto 42 degrees | Winter upto 4 degrees Celsius
When to Visit Corbett National Park :
Don’t expect any forgiveness in the savage heat during the summer season while planning to visit this place. It has to remain from April to June months every year. During this time the temperature varies between 35 and 47 degrees Celsius so the more light clothes you wear the more light you will feel. Light-colored cotton T-shirts are most preferred in this season. Along with light clothes, you must carry sunglasses, a scarf, a cap or hat, water to protect yourself from the sun rays.
How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park :
Nowadays Tourists in national parks choose many modes of transport to reach Corbett.
Reaching Jim Corbett National Park:
Ramnagar is the town near to Corbett National Park. It is famous as a sanctuary for Indian Wildlife. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Haridwar, Dehradun, Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, and New Delhi.
The distance between Dehradun and Jim Corbett is 163 Km and it takes approx 5 hours to reach.
Important Road Distance from Jim Corbett National Park
Nainital – 66 km
Ranikhet – 112 km
Delhi – 260 km
Lucknow – 145 km
The nearby domestic airport to Corbett National Park is basically a 50,60 km away from Park at Pantnagar, Phoolbagh. If you tell about Delhi then it is 300 Km from National Park because the closest st International Airport is in Delhi. Then the major air link for tourists coming from basically the northern part of India is at Lucknow and Dehradun.
Mostly passengers availing flight from India or the other parts of the world. They should land down either to Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI International), New Delhi or either to the domestic airport (Palam). Both the airports have well advanced and smoother air links within as well as outside India.
The nearby railway station to Corbett National Park is Ramnagar, where people can come from all over India. It is 12 km from the Corbett national park Park. Ramnagar is basically the depot of the Delhi-Moradabad-Ramnagar broad gauge branch of the North East Railway.
Days of Run:
All 7 days Class Available: 2A/C, and Sleeper
Nature lovers who are in search of a serene retreat can also have peaceful walks, Enjoy camping and tours along the river bank. If you’re wondering what to do in Jim Corbett, then there are lots of fun, educational and engaging activities that you can enjoy and visit there.
Like every year, this year too we were looking for a place to spend our winter vacations. Don’t know what made my mother suggest us go to her ancestral place in eastern U.P. Maybe, she was missing it a lot. We all, without giving a second thought to her suggestion, agreed. The place was approx. 900 Km away from Delhi, so we had to take a train.
Eventually, the day arrived and we all boarded the train, it took approx. 13 hours to reach Gorakhpur, a well known station in east U.P. I could clearly see the inner happiness reflecting on my mother’s face. We grew up, hearing her childhood stories that revolved around her native house. Her childhood stories sounded like a fairy tale to us.
We were told that her ancestral house had many rooms up and down. Many servants were engaged to do the cleaning part.We both sisters were very excited today to see that huge mansion through our naked eyes.
We booked a taxi from the railways station to her village. It took 2 more hours from the station to reach her village. While dad was unloading the luggage, I noticed a feeling of contentment on my mother’s face. She looked at the huge rusted gate, touched it as if she wanted to feel and relive her childhood. She felt nostalgic while entering the gate. Today’s mansion looked silent and grey unlike her childhood days.
As we were busy taking rounds and enjoying the grandeur of the haveli, a lady in veil came touched my mother’s feet. She washed her feet in a big steel dish which my mother told was the tradition of that village. Though my mother’s uncle was taking care to maintain the haveli, but he financially becomes helpless, as huge building needs a good amount of money to be invested for the maintenance.
The big area inside the gate which ones was full of beautiful flowers, had nothing than long gray grasses. The garage was full of extra things piled up. My mother told me that there was a time when this garage was maintained, as her father was crazy for owning up good cars. Ambassador was his favorite and was kept in that garage.
It was 7 pm, when we were called up for dinner. Too early, but in villages people have their dinner early only as they believed that early to bed and early to rise, keeps a person healthy wealthy and wise. The dinner was served in a traditional way. We were made to sit on the ground to have it. The meal was served in a different way which was very tempting, full of pure ghee, spices, pickles and salad. We had a delicious dinner and went to our granny’s room, which still had some antique furniture and a big double bed in it. The furniture was covered with white sheets for protection. A servant came and made bed ready for us to sleep. While lying o
The train slowed down at Aligarh station for stoppage. The noise of the passengers boarding the train woke me up. I noticed a woman in pink chiffon saree with blue border fitting her luggage on the luggage rack, right above my head. This beautiful woman seemed to have a perfect waist size. She had 2 big size American tourister bags, a medium sized duffel bag, a backpack and a black color Puma handbag with her. I wondered, if someone was accompanying her in the train, but couldn’t find anyone. This beautiful woman sat alone on the train beside me at the aisle side, and took a deep breath. Untied her ponytail, detangled her hair, passed a smile towards me. After a while, she took out a water bottle from her hand bag, took a sip, kept it back into her bag and zipped it up. While she was doing those stuff, I noticed her hands, long fingers and long nails perfectly painted with purple nail paint. She bent down towards her backpack which she had kept beside her chair on the floor, and took out a book, “The wedding”. She was so skinny that even her backbone was visible, she got up and twitched her saree pallu back which came on my face. This made me realized I was staring her intently. I quickly changed the focus of my eyes towards the seat handle and slowly turned towards the window, acted as if I was thinking something. Till today, whenever I think of that saree twitch, I wonder if it was intentional or natural. She started reading the book until the T.T.E came and called her name,” Sneha Arora could you please show me your ticket.”