The Hornbill Festival- The Pride of Nagaland

The land of festivals, Nagaland never waits for any special occasion but its every day is meant special where many festivals are celebrated every month or practically every week at different areas of Nagaland. This is why the land is always touted with festivals of festivals.

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It is the land of 16 major tribes where the village gates are always open for everyone. Nagaland, where hands are hard at work, ancient recipes still aromatize the locals and ancient rocks and stones are still present that leads to old age civilization. Nagaland simply showcases ordinary days with extraordinary features including its blooming festivals, out of all the most famous- the Hornbill Festival, attracts many tourists all across the world. The festival which is celebrated during 1-7 December every year is the pride of the Kisama Heritage Village and is the perfect medium to explore the Naga culture and heritage.

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Kabini-A Perfect Destination for Complete Holiday Tour in Mysore

Kabini, the name alone can catch hold of many attentions. This is simply because this single name is actually captivating many tourists with its varied attractions. The attractions which include the scenic beauty, the natural landscape, wildlife, amazing riversides and the most fascinating the river resorts; Kabini is the best part of the foothills of the Nilgiri Hills and the Western Ghats.

The Land
The land is a true landmark of the abundance of wildlife and so the place is famed for the Kabini Wildlife Reserve. Located near the banks of the River Kabini, (originally known as Kapila); Kabini acts as the best character in the theatre of the Nagarhole. The place which is mostly known for the wildlife tourist destination in the southeastern part of the Nagarhole National Park; is located at a distance of about 80 km from Mysore and 208 km from Bangalore on the Mysore-Manathvady Road. Continue reading

Appraise the Surprises of Nature through Lansdowne Tourism

One of the quietest hills of India, Lansdowne is the place where British ruling and Garhwal activists are reflecting in the mesmerizing valleys of Uttarakhand. Earlier named as “Kaludanda”, that entails Black Hill, is elevated at an altitude of 1,700 mtrs and is

surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests. The location now attracts so many tourists as it is the most captivating hill station that illuminates many panoramic views and has many visitors’ spots.

Founded and named after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne in 1887, this

amazing hill station was the attraction point for the Britishers and so they developed catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles.

There are so many reasons to captivate the vacationers at this amazing place. They will surely be hypnotized to find amazing buildings and churches and their great architectures that remind us of the British periods. It is the place of different cultures and religions amalgamated in one form. The panoramic views and the salubrious weather form an ideal location for eco-tourism. Since this place is free from any kind of pollution and urban interferences it can be the most slumberous destination to spend you weekend.

You can have both adventurous as well as romantic times to spend at Lansdowne as it can offer you many thrilling and exciting activities like trekking, boating, paddling, bird-watching etc to make your trip into a fantastic event. You can also find the opportunity to meditate and re-energize your spirits and thus can be a mascot for you with a great weekend trip to Lansdowne.

Here are some of the other attractions to magnetize you while approaching to Lansdowne:

The War Memorial at the Parade Ground of the Garhwal Rifles Center- brought out on 11th Nov 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent. It is located at the Parade Ground and is a major crowd puller of the town.

Regimental Museum- named after Darban Singh Negi, this museum was inaugurated in 1983 where the visitors can find rare collections of Garhwal rifles.

Bhulla Taal- in Garhwali, ‘Bhulla’ means younger brother and Bhulla Taal is an artificial lake dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of Garhwal Rifles who sacrificed their lives for our protection. Tourists can enjoy boating and paddling. A children’s park and fountains can equally attract them that enhances the pristine surroundings.

St. Mary’s Church, Lover’s lane- it is an ancient and artistic church made by Colonel AHB Hume in 1896. After 1947 it was not open for public but has been restored now by the Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre.

St John’s Church- it is a famous Roman Catholic Church situated on the main market are of Mall Road. This church was previously a forest bungalow that re-opened on Nov 29, 1980. This church is very famous among the local people as well as for the visitors since it is the only church of worship in Lansdowne.