Darjeeling-An Ideal Destination for A Rejuvenating Escape

December 21, 2009

After a prolonged monotonous schedule, you restlessly desire for a refreshing tour. Living a humdrum life is an exasperating experience. So, you need an immediate break from this routine-bound life. If you don’t want to travel a long distance, Darjeeling is the ideal destination for you. It is thrilling to drink to the scenic and serene beauty of such a hilly place as Darjeeling.

Nestled amidst lush and green natural artifices, Darjeeling is a place to enjoy a lot of activities. It is a favorite hunt for tourists to spend holidays lazily watching the picturesque views of nature. Moreover, it is a perfect place for the adventurous and enthusiast travel junkies to take part in trekking or river rafting. Darjeeling came into prominence as a hot tourist spot once the British established a hill station there being attracted to the salubrious climate. Darjeeling is also famous for its delicious tea and succulent oranges. You would like to experience a sip of the extraordinary tea to warm you up in freezing cold.

You can go to a score of places for sightseeing— Tiger Hill, Mirik lake,Mount Kanchanjangha, Himalayan Zoo to name a few among them. Tiger Hill is very famous with the nature-loving tourists from almost every corner of the world as they can get to watch the mind-blowing panoramic view of the lofty and snow-capped Kanchanjangha peak slowly changing to golden color with the very first kiss of the rising sun early in the morning. The lake Mirik is also a suitable place for boating. Its transparent and tranquil water is very much relaxing for eyes. In a word, Darjeeling with all its captivating natural beauties and wonders will be the perfect world to reinvigorate both your body and mind.

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Mandarmani unveiled

November 4, 2009

mandermoniMandarmani is an off-beat destination for the tourists who want to explore the new destinations. It is still a virgin spot as it does not reverberate with the scurrying feet and prattling of horde of tourists. The serenity of the place makes you forget the commotion of city place and a perfect destination for health recovery.

Laying at 180 km. distance from Kolkata it is beckoning the tourists with its pristine beauty mingled with the sound of lashing waves. At a full moon light when you saunter along the moonlit sea beaches and get your feet kissed by the crushing waves it will be a perfect solace for your mind. The nighttime sea looks spangled with white tiny spots of surging waves all over. The sunrise and sunshine are always two special attractions on sea beach and Mandarmani is no exception to that. As the beach is still free from the hustle and bustle, so feasting your eyes on nature’s sublime beauty will be much easier. You can freeze these precious moments in your camera.

At the end point of beach where the sea meets the river, you can watch the crawling red crabs all over. The waddle of the fishermen with nets in their hands and the row of jhau trees along one side of the river on the background of the picturesque beauty will be locked in your mind’s eye for ever.


Poush Mela In Shantiniketan

December 24, 2007

Poush MelaPoush mela is a big festival in Shantiniketan in West Bengal. It happens in end of December. This festival is full of folk songs, baul songs, theatres and group dance. During this time the air in Shantiniketan is filled with colors, soft musics. People from all over India and outside India come here to rediscover India

On the first day the festival begins with community prayer or Brahmopasana written by Maharshi and Rabindranath. This followed by Tagore songs. Next comes the famous folk songs of West Bengal along with boul songs.

On the second day the university arrange a award ceremony for students who have completed graduation. At the fair, the centre stage never quietens – more bauls and kirtan singers perform ; jatras and folk theatres are held.

Bouls

On the second evening, there is a celebration of fireworks, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone

By the third day the number of tourist reach to near about ten thousand ; at night some areas are flooded with neon lights, while at other corners, you cannot even discern your own big toe. Irrespective of their urban or rural roots, children happily pick up brightly coloured wooden toys while their mothers select palm-leaf trinkets

Usually, the three days include Christmas Day and everyone joins in the Krishtotsav, observed by the ashramites. Besides, there are cultural events and memorial lecture.

Although real estate is booming, still the place is comfortably swathed in green and with not much auto mobile traffic (walking or cycling is the common mode of commuting), Shantiniketan offers a welcome weekend getaway, any time throughout the year and specially during its festive days.


Spring at Shantiniketan

December 19, 2007

Shantiniketan is the land of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Bengal’s pride and the greatest figure. Shantiniketan has become a famous tourist spot because of its garden village look which compels you to come again and again specially in spring. This is because Rabindranath Tagore inspired of Holi(a festival of colours). He introduced Vasanta Utsav, the festival of spring here. Not only youth but also old generation takes active participation in Holi here, All were dressed in traditional colors like yellow, white, and red dhotis, kurtas, and saris, celebrating Holi in a very special way. Not only they play with colors but also sing Tagore songs and dance with it. Thousands of  people come from all over the world to see this festival here. Though there are so many enjoyment but the place don’t lose its ambience and heavenly experience. Everyone looked simple and gay as though they did not have any worries in the world.

Heavenly experience , enthusiastic participation from all people make the spring in shantiniketan a different one from any any of india


Sundarban, Land of Royal Bengal Tigers

December 19, 2007

Sunderban is situated in the south of West Bengal where Ganga meets Bay of Bengal. It is called the Land of Royal Bengal Tigers. Forest department of West Bengal has helped West Bengal government to develop different wide resort area for making beautiful cottages in the 9 acre land. Cottages have 24 hrs water supply and other amenities. Beside this you can also enjoy in four twin bedded Swis tents, a couple of 10 or a 36 seater motorized fiber glass boat to enjoy the different jungles, islands and animals and of course the big cats i.e. is Royal Bengal Tigers. The tourists are given top- end jungle facilities.

With the boat you can also enjoy mangrove interpretation centre and hatcheries. You can also get a glimpse of almost extinct Olive Ridley Turtles and River Terrapin (Batagur Baska).

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