Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Hotels in Pondicherry: Melange of Luxury And comfort

Pondicherry, is a quiet little town on the South coast of India, far away from the noise and pollution of the other metropolitan cities. Its quaint colonial heritage buildings have an unmistakable French connection and the endless stretches of virgin beaches with a great variety of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines to choose from is enough to attract visitors both foreign and domestic. Pondicherry is well connected by sea, road and air through Bangalore and Chennai.

Hotels in Pondicherry cater to all needs with a mélange of luxuries and pricing to choose from; Beach resorts for those looking to unwind in the sun and sand, Heritage hotels for those looking to get a feel of history and royalty, high end commercial hotels for corporate visitors and many other options to suit ones specific needs and budget.

There are no dearth of tourist attractions, whether it is the 1.5 km long Promenade running along the beach with the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, the heritage building “Mairie” and the 27 m tall old lighthouse or the Auroville which welcomes people from all around to live together and explore , cultural and spiritual pursuits. One can also enjoy a boat ride or go bird watching on Ousteri lake. For those on a quest for spirituality, a Darshan at the Aurobindo Ashram is a must. There are some very fine restaurants which offer wonderful ambience and all varieties of Asian, South Indian and French cuisine.

In short this peaceful place with God’s Eden garden like beauty is worth a visit.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

A Study in Contracts - Dehradun and Bangalore

India is a land of diverse culture and every city in this country has something in the form of nature’s and man-made gifts for people to enjoy the beauty. Dehradun city is a renowned name when we take into account, the hilly areas of the country. It is a beautiful city that is close to nature and is situated at the foot of the mountains. City offers magnificent views to its travelers with some great tourist attractions. There are number of options for accommodation in Dehradun which range from 4 star hotels offering all luxuries and amenities to budget hotels which offer the basic comforts.

There are a number of popular places to visit around Dehradun such as Rishikesh – the yoga capital of the world and destination for adventure sports like white water rafting, kayaking, rappelling and rock climbing, Haridwar - the "Gateway to God" where pilgrims visit for a Holy Dip in the sacred Ganga river. 

Bangalore in Southern India offers a different experience all together. Voted as “The Most Livable City in India” , you will find a number of options for hotel accommodation in Bangalore. Be it luxury brand hotels, 5 star resorts or budget hotels, Bangalore has it all. Popular tourist spots in Bangalore include its many beautiful parks, temples and heritage buildings. There are also a number of tourists destinations around Bangalore such as Coorg – the Kashmir of the South and Mysore - famous for its palaces, including the Mysore Palace, and for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists.