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What: Tawang Festival, 2019 When: October 29- October 31, 2019 Where: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India Recognized the world over as the town that houses the second largest Monastery in the world, Tawang is a small city in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the North Eastern part of India. The picturesque mountainous town that is surrounded by glacial lakes is a popular tourist destination in India by virtue of the presence of one of the most sacred Buddhist sites. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh introduced the Tawang Festival in 2012 as an important

Hindus live to die in Varanasi India. The most sacred place for devout Hindus and followers of Hinduism, Varanasi is everything you’ve ever heard, seen and envisaged about India. It is mystical, it’s spiritual, it’s colourful, it’s chaotic, it’s cacophonous and yet Varanasi India survives, and survives gracefully, like it is doing for hundreds of years, as the world’s oldest continually inhabited city. Acclaimed the world over as the city of ghats for its proximity to the sacrosanct river Ganges, Varanasi or Banaras or Kashi is forever crowded and swarming

India has seen an inspiring improvement on the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 by jumping 6 places to rank 34th out of 140 countries. India has moved up six places to rank 34th on the global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index , driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness, a World Economic Forum report said on Wednesday. India's ranking improved from 40th to 34th, the greatest improvement over 2017 among the top 25 percent of all countries ranked in the report.   "India, which

Solo Travel has an undeniable kind of romanticism and magnetism that attracts young travellers in hordes. The overpowering charm of discovering a stranger place often overrides the concerns of safety, comfort and bonhomie of travelling in a group. Let's get the drift about the advantages and disadvantages of Solo Travel vs Group Travel. While I have travelled solo more than probably 95% of travellers and bloggers, I’m as much a believer in group travels for a wide breadth of reasons- with safe travels occupying top of the list. To tell

An authentic traveler believes in travel as the transformative catalyst that can have a massive impact on an individual’s personal growth. That’s what distinguishes a tourist from an earnest traveler. Social tourism or Volunteer Tourism, by definition, is a form of tourism that connects travelers to local communities to voluntarily contribute to a cause of your choice that will empower change to the less fortunate sections of the society, and foster your personal growth as a compassionate human being. Volunteer Tourism - popularly known as Voluntourism - is a

Mangalajodi Wetlands lies on the edge of Chilika lake, 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar. The shallow lake here makes Mangalajodi a haven for birds migrating in winter. More than 100,000 birds arrive in Mangalajodi between September and February, making this a spectacle for travellers and an experience for bird watchers and photographers. Mangalajodi village was once a village of bird poachers. It has now been transformed into a village of bird watchers, bird protectors and those facilitating bird watchers. Arriving at Mangalajodi There are birds all around, both sides of the road

Bhubaneshwar is the capital of state of Odisha in eastern India and is renowned for its heritage sites, craft villages, temples and more. Where is Bhubaneshwar Temple Heritage Site Bhubaneshwar has a set of 50+ ancient temples (dated 6th Century AD onwards) within 2 kms radius, most of them in a well maintained condition. Some temples such as Mukteshwar temple have a presiding deity even today, whereas most others are heritage sites. We recommend you spend an entire evening till Sunset exploring these and taking pictures. Tantric Temple Biggest Temple of Bhubaneshwar Ekambra Haat -

India's Buddhist circuit train gets world-class upgrades; ready to woo travellers According to latest reports, the Buddhist circuit train in India got enhanced features and an upgrade by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The train was flagged off from the Safdarjung Railway Station on December 8, 2018. The new train will be covering all important destinations related to Buddha’s life. The train will follow the following route – Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Varanasi, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti, and will end with a tour of the Taj Mahal. The new

Bhitarkanika National Park is a mangrove forest in eastern edge of Odisha, renowned for its offbeat stays in the heart of mangrove forests, Marsh Crocodiles, Kingfishers and wide ranging other bird species. Where is Bhitarkanika Arrival - You arrive in a Boat Stay options Arrival at the FRH Inside FRH Meals in FRH Boat Safari Early Morning What Else Departure Travel Ideas for Bhitarkanika National Park Bhitarkanika is a popular 1 or 2 night extension to an East India Explorer itinerary ex-Bhubaneshwar, recommended for bird watchers, offbeat travellers and those interested in eco-tourism. Email us on plan@holxoholidays.com for a personalised

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