Tawang Travel Guide

Tawang Travel Guide

Tawang: Tawang is a beautiful town situated between the border of Bhutan and China (China occupied Tibet). This beautiful town is surrounded by high hills, the glimpses view of Tawang Monastery can be seen all over the town. Tawang Local Sightseeing:   Tawang Monastery: This is the largest monastery of India and 2nd second largest monastery in the world after the Potala Palace in Lasha, Tibet. This monastery is the collage of 17 gompas and 65 residential building. In Tibetan Tawang monastery is known as Golden Namgey Lhatse, which translate to Celestial Paradise in a clear night. It was founded in 1680-1681. Distance: 3km from Taxi Stand. Ideal for: Family trip, Nature lover and Backpackers.               Urgelling Gompa: This is the birth place of sixth Dalai Lama. This place is totally quite and deserted. The building has only stupas inside. Evidence of miraculous deeds and performance attributed to Tsangyang Gyastso (Sixth Dalai Lama) can be seen here even today. Distance: 5km from Taxi Stand. Ideal for: Family trip, Nature lover and Backpackers.   Tawang War Memorial: This 40 feet high memorial is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. This memorial locally referred to as the ‘Namgyal Chorten’ has names of 2420 dead soldiers’ written in golden coloured on 32 black granite plaques. This scenic location ensures that the tourists get a chance to soak in the pristine nature while admiring the deeds of Indian soldiers. There is a space for amphitheatre, where light and sounds show performed every evening. Inside the war memorial one army personal describes the strategy of...
Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan

Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan

Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan Rajasthan- The land of Maharajas, the land of versatile cultures,the land of sand dunes, the land of Havelies. When you are in Rajasthan you must visit some beautiful offbeat places. Here is a list of Top five offbeat places. 1. Tanot Tannot Basically a village, is close to the border with Pakistan. This is also a battle field of 1971 Indo-Pak war. There is a temple, popularly known as Tannot Mata Temple. Tourists cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. This is one of the best place to explore Thar Desert. Location: The temple is some 153 kilometers (95 mi) from the City of Jaisalmer, and it takes about two hours to reach by road. Best time to visit: November to February History: It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Pakistani Army dropped several bombs targeting the temple but none of the bombs could fall on the temple and large number of the bombs in the vicinity of the temple did not explode. After the war the temple management was handed over to Border Security Force of India. On date Border Security Force Jawans made the temple. The temple has a museum which has collections of the unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. What to see: Thar Desert,Tannot Mata Temple, War Memorial, Indo-Pak Border, Wind-based renewable energy projects. Note: Mobile networks are available upto Ramgarh. Route to follow: Jaisalmeer-Ramgarh-Tanot. Nearby city: Jaisalmer Staying Option: There is no staying option so you have to...
RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS

RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS

RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS Rongo, the small village is situated on top of a hill at an altitude of 4500 feet near Bhutan boarder. Rongo or Rongu serve as the Headquarter of Cinchona Plantation under Kalimpong subdivision. Now Cinchona plantation is gradually giving way to rubber plantation. Rongo offers beautiful views of surrounding hills, forests and Jaldhaka river valley. It is one of the doorway to the Neora Valley National Park. Most people are Buddhist and speak Nepali. A tiny remote village having a market, post office and few houses in its locality. The population of Rongu is about 500 people. Rongu does not feature as one of the most famous tourist destinations of  North Bengal. But the natural beauty of this hill and the hospitality of the local people draws many a travel enthusiasts to this less known hill station. Staying option : Two Home stays are there. All are well equipped and well maintained. How to go:One can reach from Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station via Siliguri along national highway 31 i.e. Dooars crossing Chalsa and turning left at Khunia More via Chapramari, Sepchu, Gairibas. From Gairibas an uneven motorable road turns towards left to Rongo nearly 7 kilometers to Rongo. About Author:  Hi, I am Biswanath Sinha. I always love to travel,love to explore new destination. i travelled many places of India. Hope in future will inform you about many places. If you found above article useful, then PLEASE stay connected with us on Facebook or Twitter or Email Subscription for any Indian travel queries or travel updates / tips / news / guides...
Keonjhar – A hidden Gem of Orissa

Keonjhar – A hidden Gem of Orissa

Keonjhar – A hidden Gem of Orissa Keonjhar is a land locked district  situated in the northern part of Odisha. It is surrounded by Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in the North, Jajpur in the South, Dhenkanal and Sundargarh in the West and Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak in the East. Baitrani river originate from Keonjhar plateau. To the West is a range of lofty hills which contains some of the highest peaks of Orissa namely Gandhamardan (3477 ft.), Machakandana (3639 ft.), Gonasika ( 3219 ft.) and Thakurani ( 3003 ft.). About half of the area of this district spreading about 4043 sq. km. is covered by forests of Northern tropical moist deciduous type and contains Sal, Asan, Piasal, etc. The river Baitarani comes out of Gonasika Hills and flows to the north touching the border of Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. It again flows East entering Anandapur Sub-division and the district of Bhadrak. How To Reach :- By road:Total distance from Kolkata to Keonjhar is 360 km. The popular route is  take NH6 via Kharagpur,Baharagoda, Bangriposi, Bisoi , Jashipur , Rajanagar, Keonjhar. By Rail: You will get train from Howrah, Shalimar as well as Sealdah. Best option is Dhauli Express or Falaknama Express. Get down at Jajpur Keonjhar Road. Then have to hire car to move around. How to plan for Keonjhar trip:  For Keonjhar you need 3-4 days. First of all decide which places do you like to visit. What are your priorities. I will suggest you to focus on mainly four places 1. Sanaghara, 2. Baraghagara, 3. Gonashika , 4. Khandadhar falls. Tour Plan Of Keonjhar :- Day 1 : Start early from Kolkata and reached Keonjhar...