Best Destination for Summer Holiday

India itself is home to a number of excellent summer holiday destinations. The popular ones are enlisted below with snippets:

1. Ooty: Ooty has been gaining popularity steadily and is threatening the once-infallible dominance of some north Indian hill stations. This south Indian destination is way quieter and serener. But the best thing is that this Nilgiri-nested town does not make a hole in your wallet. Holiday tour packages for Ooty can be afforded even by a small-time clerk. But that doesn’t mean that this place lacks class. With Botanical Gardens, 20 million year old tree trunk, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Dodabetta Peak and much more- you can be sure you are in a place as beautiful as the Scottish hills.

Ahead of the Tamil New

2. Manali: Manali, the hill town in Himachal Pradesh, is another popular summer destination known for its panorama, tranquility and a recent surge in sports. Along with the neighbor Kullu, they form an awesome twosome! Parasailing has become one of the hottest excuses for tourists to fly off to this destination! Plus, cool weather, photogenic landscape and a host of sightseeing attractions (including old temples and waterfalls) will give you enough reasons to pack your bag straight away!


3. Switzerland: If your bag is jingling with heavy cash or if you are looking to impress your new wife, then you can also leap away to the Alpine charms of Switzerland! It is here that Shahrukh Khan’s ‘DDLJ’ was shot! So, you must already be familiar with the hypnotic beauty of this place! Scenic charms aside, Switzerland is also a great place to enjoy sports like skiing, sledging, trekking, camping and a few water sports. There are some quaint buildings too. Plus, the chocolate factories and branded watches will make your jaws drop while you go shopping! Best holiday packages for Switzerland are available during the summer time. But we warn you- you just might fall madly, deeply, incorrigibly in love with SWITZERLAND!



Light and Sound Show in Udaipur’s City Palace

Udaipur is amongst the best honeymoon and historic destinations in India. Nestled in the state of Rajasthan, this city is called the ‘City of Lakes and Palaces’. The combination of natural lakes and manmade palaces make this destination a one-of-a-kind one. City Palace is easily amongst the finest places to visit Udaipur and its ‘Light and Sound Show’ is one of its major highlights.

For exploring the palace, you need to visit the tourist attraction during the daytime. But you have got to come back later in the evening for getting forlorn in the history of this place through the words of Pandit Narendra Mishra, the official poet who has penned the script of ‘Yash Ki Dharohar’ which is narrated during this show.

light and sound show udaipur

The one-hour episode is a rundown on the Mewar dynasty and paints a vivid imagery of the rise of Udaipur. The story travels back in time and takes the viewers onto a poignant journey spanning over a period of 1500 years. Expect to get smitten by the wealth of historic information, also expect a lump or two in the throat! The rendition is beautiful and the words are powerful.

Timings: The Hindi shows are held between 8-9 pm (May to August). The English narrations are beamed from 7-8 pm (September-March) and from 7:30-8:30 pm (April).

Ticket price: The tickets are priced between Rs 100-200, depending on the location of the seat. The ground seats are cheaper while those on elevated platforms are pricier. Children can get away with tickets costing Rs 50-75. The tickets are available at the ticket counter at City Palace.


During your Rajasthan tour, in case you happen to drop by Jaipur, you can also catch up with the ‘Light and Sound’ show held every evening at Amber Fort. This is one of those shows which will make you fall in love with history, even if you have loathed it all your life. The baritone voice of Amitabh Bachchan is spellbinding and the script is full of such impactful words and lucidity that you will be in a daze by the time the show ends. The ticket price is Rs 100 for the Hindi show and Rs 200 for the English one. We would suggest that you watch the Hindi show if you understand the language.

Under the best Jaipur packages, you can also do plenty of sightseeing and check out spots like Chowki Dhani, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Hawa Mahal.

5 luxury hotels in Goa where you can experience ‘jannat’

Goa has some high-class hotels which can bring out that best sigh from your lips. Of course, their tariffs can make you pee in your pant. But the trick is to either look for discounts under Goa packages or to plan your trip during the rainy months (June-September) when the tourist count is low and the hotel rates plunge.

Anyway, you decide how you will manage your finance. We will, meanwhile, take you along on a very brief virtual stroll at 5 of Goa’s most luxurious hotels:

Taj Vivanta Holiday Village: This hotel’s biggest USP is that it enjoys a good location in north Goa. Baga Beach and Anjuna Beach are less than 30 minutes away. The hotel has a pool and a bar and is considered ideal for family holidays. Price pinch will be around $175-250 (depending on the season).


The Leela Kempinski: Nestled around a private beach, this resort in south Goa offers you a golf course, swimming pool, casino, spa and some exciting water sports. With fascinating views and services, the Leela Kempinski is just ‘wow. But you must be ready to shell out anything between $200 and $330.

The Leela Kempinski

Taj Exotica: It is quite similar to The Leela Kempinski in terms of facilities, services and tariffs. It is situated in South Goa as well, perched around the Varca Beach, a favorite corner of the quintessential recluse. Pool, spa, nightlife and golf course are what you get to feast on. Tariffs will hover between $220 and $330.


Park Hyatt Resort and Spa: If you wish to prioritize the ‘spa’ factor, then this resort is the one to head to. Situated over South Goa’s Arossim Beach, Park Hyatt is another luxurious property with a great spa, pool, beach sports and other expected facilities. The rates will be somewhere in the region of $200-250. But you can extract some discounts with cheap Goa packages.

Park Hyatt Resort and Spa

The Intercontinental, Lalit: At Patnem Beach, it is cut off from North Goa completely and may not have the best location. But for someone looking for isolation, a quiet holiday, the delights of spa, pool, casino and golf, and to admire a Portuguese architecture, this one is perfect. It is also tariff-friendly at $180.

The Intercontinental-Lalit

How to reach Goa from Delhi: Daily flights are available, but you can also catch a train if you don’t mind the hassles of IRCTC.

Bangkok On A Budget: Cheap Travel Packages Are Buzzing Around Like Flies

It is said that if you have money then you must take a tour of Bangkok, and if you don’t have money, then you must still take a tour of Bangkok! The Thailand capital is a backpacker’s girlfriend and one which is not very demanding when it comes to money! So even if you do not have much cash (the author of this article would so well empathize with your condition), then you can always opt for cheap travel packages and head for this dream destination (as the author of this article had opted for).


There are travel agents who are now buzzing around on the web world like a swarm of flies! Try you may, but you won’t succeed in shooing them away! After all, they tend to stick to you like Fevicol! But on the hindsight, it is a good thing since the genuine and reputed agencies always help you to save your money (as well as time and all those hassles you always apprehended quietly).

Bangkok being Bangkok will not disappoint you. Whether you are on a honeymoon or a family holiday, you can be sure that the malls, floating markets, museums and Buddhist temples of this destination would have you impressed in and out! If you want a dash of beach, then the exotic ones of Pattaya or Phuket are just a few hours away! Plus, these beaches do not cost you much when you ask them the cost of parasailing or scuba diving!

A Guide to Clubbing in Bangkok

Coming to Bangkok, there are a lot of good things (including good food and even better girls) waiting for you in the wings! Its nightlife is as good as the food they serve in the street stall which is as good as the cheap items they sell for throwaway prices at small shops. And the only hurdle to your trip would be money! But since affordable tour packages are easily available (as the author of this article has been trying to drill inside your head ever since he began writing the post), money shouldn’t be a hurdle, which amounts to the fact that there will be no hurdle at all eventually! So you can now shut down your computer and start to pack! Happy journey!