• Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Lake Palace, Udaipur Where is the Lake Palace? The Lake Palace is located in the city of Udaipur in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies on the Jag Niwas Island, covering 1.5 hectares of it, in the middle of the Pichola Lake. How will you gain access? Dabok Airport, lying at a distance of 21 km from Udaipur, is the closest airport. The airport operates regular domestic flights to all the major destinations of India. By rail-route, Udaipur has good links with places like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Chittorgarh. The celebrated luxury train ‘Palace on Wheels’ covers the place as well. The Rajasthan Roadways plies regular buses connecting…

  • Junagarh Palace

    Junagarh Palace, Bikaner

    Junagarh Palace, Bikaner Where is the Junagarh Palace? The Junagarh Palace is located in Bikaner in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. The palace is popular for its impregnable status, pulling in a huge number of tourists and travellers from far and wide. How will you gain access? The Jodhpur Airport (250 km) is the closest airport from the city of Bikaner. Bikaner has its own railhead, with all the major trains stopping here. By rail-route, it has links with Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhatinda, Kalka and Kolkata. It has got good road-network as well. The Rajasthan State Transport runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses connecting to places like Delhi (456 km),…

  • Golden Temple

    Golden Temple, Amritsar

    Golden Temple, Amritsar Where is the Golden Temple? The Golden Temple or the Darbar Sahab is located at Amritsar in the north Indian state of Punjab. It symbolizes the magnificence and the strength of the Sikhs. Widely popular as the Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib Temple is the most sacred Gurudwara of the Sikhs. How will you gain access? The Rajasansi Airport at Amritsar operates regular flights connecting the city to all the major destinations of the country. The city of Amritsar is also well-linked by rail-route with all the major cities of India. By train, it’s an 8-10 hour journey from Delhi (453 km) to Amritsar. There are regular bus…

  • Demoiselle Cranes of Keechen

    Demoiselle Cranes of Keechen, Rajasthan

    Demoiselle Cranes of Keechen, Rajasthan Demoiselle cranes are the smallest of the crane species. Standing 3 feet tall, they weigh approximately 4-7 pounds with no atypical distinguishing feature about them except for their unmistakable call. Loud, trumpeting, and higher pitched than the common crane, their conversations can be heard long before you can see them. The cranes begin their winter migration between August and September. It’s an arduous task which involves flying at altitudes as high as 26,000 ft in order to cross from Northern China/Southern Russia over the Himalayan mountains to the grasslands of India. Many die from fatigue & hunger or at the predation of eagles. Blink and…

  • Deccan Odyssey Train Travel

    Deccan Odyssey Train Travel

    Deccan Odyssey Train Travel What does the Deccan Odyssey signify? A joint venture of the Union Ministry of Railways and the State Government of Maharashtra, the Deccan Odyssey tries to recreate the eras of the Peshwas, medieval-period feudal lords of western India. The week-long sojourn on board this luxury train takes one across the beaches, sea forts, and fantastic cave frescoes in Central India. How many coaches does it have? There are a total of 21 coaches, of which only 13 are meant for passengers. 11 of these have 4 twin-bedded chambers. The remaining two, the Presidential Suite has two twin-bedded coupes. What are the famous attractions en route? What…

  • Jog Falls in Karnataka

    Jog Falls in Karnataka

    Tourist Places near Jog Falls in Karnataka If you are visiting the Jog Falls, then you can make your trip all the more enjoyable by visiting the various other tourist destinations in close proximity. Jog falls is considered one of the highest ranging waterfalls, in the country. It originates from the River Sharavati and is around 253 meters in height. It is located in the Shimoga district, which is a famous touring destination in the state of Karnataka. It is also famously known as the Jogada falls, or the Gersoppa falls. The natural beauty of the falls makes the region an ideal tourist spot that attracts a large number of…