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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kerala the Romantic Destination for Honeymoon Couples

The romanticism of Kerala has always fascinated the tourists more of all to the couples who are newly married. The plush greenery, interesting sightseeing attractions, luxurious jade hill station and the salubrious weather condition, makes Kerala a place of romanticism, where couples would live the love in the air and the bliss in every tourist places they visit.

Kerala since ages has been the apple of an eye of the newly married couples, as the place provides them with all the luxury facilities, activities to enjoy and share the light moments full of happiness and joy, interesting places to explore and delicious delicacies to relish and much more. While in Kerala, couples can enjoy a lot more than their expectation as the land of coconut and land of backwaters is sure to lure you with its appealing and inviting glory.

Kerala honeymoon can be made more enjoyable and exciting by selecting interesting packages as they come with well organized services, guided sightseeing tourist attractions and more of all accommodation in a luxurious hotels and resorts. More of all, the package also provide pick up and drop facilities and 24 hours assistance to make the travel more enjoyable and hassle free.

Tourist Attraction to visit While in Kerala
Kerala is the land known of many wonderful tourist attractions and all are exotically beautiful and appealing. While some are known for their evergreen and appealing charm, some are known for their historical appeal, some for their backwater while some for their pristine beaches. While on a honeymoon tour, you are sure to have a wonderful and romantic time, which both of you will love to write with the inks of Gold.

Few interesting places to mention on the list are Munnar a hill station which is located at a distance of some 140 kms from Cochin, Aleppey - a beautiful backwater town and exotic Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kanyakumari the place where one can enjoy the beauty of both sunrise and sunset, Kovalam the place considered to be the finest beach resort in the world and Cochin a gateway to Kerala with both historical and natural magnificence. These interesting sightseeing places are sure to make the honeymoon tour truly romantic and full of fun.

Best time for Honeymoon Vacation in Kerala
Kerala is the destination of all season, even the monsoon honeymoon is slowly picking up. So you can plan for romantic honeymoon tour at any time of the year. But if you are looking for perfect vacation, the best time is from October to March and during these time of the year, couples from across the world visit Kerala for honeymoon holidays.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Top Honeymoon Destinations in India

Honeymooning is that special holiday in your life when you spend time with the one you love most in locations that will add life and beauty to your time with your partner. Everybody in the whole world wants their honeymoon to be magical and the kind that would be memorable until the last breath taken.

Honeymoon concept is actually a western tradition but now it spread across the globe and now it has been a trend in each and every country. People right after their marriage start deciding where exactly they need to go to spend time together. Some even make plans well advance before the marriage for their romantic trip. Everybody wants their first ever trip together as a husband and wife to be more than perfect and that is why there are adds, websites, etc. about different places of the world. When you think of such places, a lot of them are in India too.

This South Asian nation has many places such as the famous green serene hill stations, sun kissed beaches, wonderful landscape that provide amazing get away for newlywed couples. It is as what they say ‘divine and heavenly’ if your honeymoon is in India and most of all, it all comes really inexpensive as compared to other parts of the world. Every year millions of people book their holidays as honeymoon holiday in advance in India. There are advance bookings in hotels and resorts in India and they only have good thing to say when they are done spending time here.

The experts have said that there are 3 key marriage seasons in India when the most number to marriages are taken place and because of this people go on their honeymoons on those 3 seasons. Indian couples are quite aware of their own country’s locale and therefore they usually explore the country on their own but for foreign couples there are always the travel agencies who specialize in honeymoon holidays. They would give them details about the most amazing places one can visit in India where romance can be taken to another level with much needed privacy.

Some of the most popular honeymoon destinations are the Kerala, Darjeeling, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Goa, Lakshadweep, Andamans, North East India, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Western Ghats. You and your partner will be blown away by the vastness and variety of places one can see in Kerala. From Pilgrimage to heritage sites and amazing beaches and hill stations, it has just everything one needs to be to make a beautiful honeymoon holiday. Likewise the beauty of Darjeeling is enchanting that will leave you coming to want more. The lush rolling tea gardens, majestically grand Kanchenjunga as the backdrop of the town and tranquil Buddhist monasteries are few of the many beauties in Darjeeling. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand probably have the most number of hill stations where one can enjoy their honeymoon at peace and relaxed mode. If you love hot weather and parties in the beach then you should head towards Goa or Andamans. Go for the beautiful camel ride in the desert in Rajasthan and see inside of the most majestic palaces and feel the royal walk. There are other many places in India and one cannot simply talk about it because one has to be there to feel the experience.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kerala’s Houseboat

Kerala is a south Indian state where you can enjoy your leisure time. It is a second home for tourism as the state is blessed with the natural amenities and the humbleness of the inhabitants. Along with many other tourist destinations Kerala’s backwaters is a prominent place for the tourism sector to prosper. As it provides picturesque scene of the lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals that run through the exotic areas of the state.

One of the paramount ways to enjoy these backwaters of Kerala is to hire a houseboat. The houseboat tours let you enjoy the scenic views the various water bodies of Kerala along with the magnificent landscapes of this wondrous state. These houseboats are also called ‘kettuvallam’. Cruising in these backwaters while discovering the water kingdom of Kerala, will provide you ultimate satisfaction. In early days the actual purpose of these kettuvallams was to transport goods to different parts of Kerala form the remote villages, but as the routes started being developed with roads and bridges to increase the prospect of tourism in Kerala in a much larger panorama, these boats were less used for transport and stared being used to amuse tourists through the backwaters of this state.

Present day houseboats are much bigger than the earlier ones. The kettuvallms are now converted into houseboats. Almost everything that is put into construction of these houseboats is natural. While making a roof bamboo mats, sticks and wood of the areca nut tree are used, for the floor, coir mats and wooden planks comes into play and wood of coconut trees and coir are used to make beds. To provide light inside the houseboat, solar panels are used. They last for generations if maintained properly.

There are several destinations through which you can experience the fun of cruising through the backwaters of Kerala.

Vembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes and also one of the tourist backwater destinations. You can visit many other destinations through these backwaters. Alleppey, also known as the "Venice of the East" has a large network of canals which passes through the town, offering scenic views of the coastline of Kerala’s landscapes. A very famed race, ‘The Vallam Kali’ (the Snake Boat Race) is held in this place every year which attracts a lot of tourists to this area.

Kumarakom is a famous destination that will take you through bird sanctuaries which are located along the shores and also the simple village lifestyle which will give you a general knowledge of the primitive culture of Kerala.

You will get services of all three time meals on a full board houseboat cruise. These meals will be served in an admiring and luscious manner. You will get to try some local cuisines along with the international ones.

Tourists are welcomed in these areas with a lot of modesty as for their culture. When you reach at different houseboat tours in Kerala, you will be welcomed with a coconut or a fruit juice and some general information about the tour and the local attractions will be given to you. The houseboat vacation to Kerala is available throughout a year only that it will be a bit down during hot and humid, and the rainy season.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Celebrations of Christmas and New Year’s Eve Nowhere Else, but in Mesmerizing Goa

Goa is an ultimate tourist destination and has been attracting tourists for long to spend their Christmas and New Year’s Eve in this renowned beach city of India, by the Arabian Sea. Exotic food, beer, parties, fun, frolic, live music, sun, sea and sand – that’s the ideal essence of this blissful state of Goa during Christmas and New Year’s bash. Goa lands of coconut, palms, splendid beaches, and above the all the sublime hospitality of Goan people make this state truly the most happening state in entire India. Fondly known as “The Rome of the East”, this small state was ruled by number of Indian Kingdoms and dynasties from 4th century onwards, the word Goa was derived from Konkani, a Goan Language, meaning a patch of tall grass. Splendid Goa is beautifully bordered by the majestic blue seas.

Well you might be worrying about the security of your beloved and yourself during the peak seasons of Christmas and New Year celebrations in Goa, India. Don’t worry at all as regarding security during this peak season for the travelers, high and standard security will be beefed –up on the renowned beaches and as well at other places of the state. Beaches including Calanguate, Anjuna, Baga and Candolim where hundreds and thousands of travelers are seen partying every year. According to the reports of media, the state police have subjected advisories to hotels, resorts, beach and beach shacks to install all necessary security tools and equipments including CCTV camera and metal detector door frames.

Entire guests checking in to hotels will be photographed for security reasons and the state police has also ensured their presence everywhere along the coastal belts. Amidst tautened security your celebration of Christmas and New Year will truly amaze you with the wonders of Goa.

Here's a list of attractions must be hunted forward while in Goa on Christmas and New Year's Eve for the Newlywed couples.
Goa Rave Parties

With honeymooners and other vacationer’s hordes the beaches in Goa which becomes a host to numerous Rave Parties, musical programs are a craze in Goa from Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Couples and other vacationers from every nook and corner of the entire world dance and sing to glory and trance music is played throughout the entire nights. Honeymooners should be very careful and remember drugs are a strictly prohibited here and elsewhere in the entire Goa. Police can take strict action if there are apprehensions of consuming drugs at the venue.

Sunburn at Candolim Beach

Don’t fear of Sunburn, as we are referring to a famous music festival which begins on 27 December, at Candolim beach in North Goa. It is as well one of the most sought after music festival in the entire world. Blaring out in music as some of the world’s top Djs will perform for you on Sunburn Festival at Candolim Beach in Goa offers the couple amazing romantic moment amidst the blue and glistering sands. The Sunburn Party is said to be one of the biggest parties in Asia which entices thousand of music lovers, honeymooners and other vacationers from across the world. Please note that ticket’s price vary from $50 to $200.

Night Parties at Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach is located just 18 km from Panaji, the capital city of Goa is one of the most popular spot among hippies for Trance Party which is highlighted by Goa trance Music. In 1960’s the Portugal culture in the state of Goa brought night parties and today Anjuna Beach rocks with renowned night parties every New Year and Christmas. Traditional Goa cuisines, the dance performances, live band shows and drinks throughout the night, truly Anjuna Beach Party offers the couples on their honeymoon awe inspiring experiences and fun at galore which will remain in your heart forever.

Konkani songs, Goa’s folk music Dulpods and Mandos and special Goan liquor feni which is prepared from coconut or cashew apple juice adds your celebrations of Christmas, New Year Eve on your honeymoon trip to Goa a memorable event which will always linger at your hear forever. 

Shacks on Goa Beaches

Well it’s your honeymoon and if you want to enjoy some time away from the loud parties in Goa quietly during the Christmas and New Year Eve then Beach Shacks offer cheap and tranquil celebration with a traditional flavor. Beachside barbeque, exotic Goan food, Goa Trance Music, Bonfire and of course Feni along with the echoing waves sounds of seclude beaches will offer the couples romantic moments and an ideal calm beginning to a new year.

Cruise Parties

Cruise Parties in beautiful state of Goa is one among the best attractions for the newlywed couples and enjoying the cruise on the Christmas or the New Year Eve is like icing on the cake. Cruise parties are more capturing the fun of New Year celebrations in Goa, with a lot of the cruise liners alms partying advantage on. Food and drinks are on action in abundance, while music and entertainment assume assured in a Goan cruise party. The partying while cruising in River Mandovi is truly a dream come true experience for the couples in Goa who visit to this state from every nook and cranny of the world.
Thus celebrations of New Year’s Eve and Christmas along with your Honeymoon is nowhere in the world worth than magnificent Goa.

Friday, August 9, 2013

For Time and All Eternity Take Pleasure of Wedding in Goa

Goa lovingly also known as ‘Tourist Paradise’ and ‘Pearl of Orient’ is a beautiful state which is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt of Konkan. The scintillating scenic charm and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made this beautiful state of Goa a top favorite with vacationers from every alcove and bend of the world.

Copiously gifted by nature, Goa also boasts of its rich culture and historical heritage. The continuous unspoilt beaches fringed by the swaying palm trees and lapped by the warm waters of the enormous Arabian Sea. Goa in day it is Sun, Surf and Sea and in night it is fun, feni and fish. Whether you are in search for private and more sedate sojourn or for busy budget conscious stay Goa has it all and thus fulfills quest for every vacationers. 

The exotic state of Goa is much more than the beaches and sea, as it has a profound soul which goes deep into the unique culture, glorious history and some of the most scintillating natural scenery that Goa, in India has to offer. Since the arrival of the Hippies in the sixties then onwards this state has become a prime destination on the itinerary of international and domestic tourists.

The climatic conditions of Goa are temperate, except during the monsoon, which lasts from June to September. Basically the weather of the state is sunny and pleasant, thanks to the coastal region of Konkan and the backdrop of Western Ghats. Summer starts from mid March to End of June (25°C to 45°C) and winter falls from November to mid February when the temperature varies from 3°C to 11°C.
Goa covers an area of 3702 sq kilometers and comprises two Revenue district viz North Goa and South Goa. Boundaries of Goa State are authentic in the North Terekhol River which separates it from Maharashtra, in the East and South by Karnataka State and West by Arabian Sea. Goa lies in Western Coast of India and is 594 Km (by road) abroad from Mumbai city.

How to Reach Here

Air: Dabolim is the only international airport in the state of Goa which is located 30 km from Panaji. It is very well connected to other major cities of India and also international airports.

Rail: Margao and Vasco Da Gama are the two prime and convenient Railway Stations in the state of Goa, which has directly trains to Dalhi, Mangalore, Trivandrum, Mumbai and Vadodra. 

: The state of Goa is very well connected by roadways and NH. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bangalore, Hampi, Hyderabad, Pune and some other states are very well interlinked by Highways.

: If you are visiting Goa between October and May as well can opt for catamaran services between Mumbai and Panaji. 

Well apart from all these the state of Goa is perfect destinations for romantic wedding in India. You can enjoy your dream wedding in Goa along its golden sunny beaches, attractive churches and colorful culture. Marriages in Goa provide you the feel of sensational beaches and can be cherished as your golden romantic moments. You can choose the theme of wedding from the arrays of themes such as Hindu Weddings, Beach Weddings, Royal Indian Theme, Arabian Nights Theme, Disney Wedding Theme, Catholics Weddings, Fairy Tale Theme and so on. It is advisable to select an experienced wedding planner who will arrange all things such as marriage venue, grand reception, accommodations for friends and family and the transports for your wedding. You can choose the venue of your choice such as outdoor or indoor. Beaches, temples and churches are the outdoor venues whereas hotels, mansions, and cottages are the indoor venues.

Some of the prime wedding locations at Goa are as follows:
The Leela Goa
This is one of the most leading resorts in Goa and is also awarded with the World Travel Awards in Asia’s Leading Resort category. This splendid resort in Goa offers unique look at the real Goa. The calm beach location, nest to gushing river makes it a perfect hotspot for those searching for isolated Goa holiday or wedding.

Holiday Inn Goa
Holiday Inn Resorts Goa is a Five Star resort which has been excellently built in traditional grandeur and which has been designed to admixture colonial extravagance with splendid backdrop. Located on the picturesque beach of Mobor in South Goa is truly a place to celebrate your royal wedding in Goa.

The Kenilworth Beach Resort
This magnificent beach resort and spa is spread over 14 acres and is just 20 minutes away from the airport and the railway station. This fascinating resort offer 100 sea facing rooms and suites all furnished very well which displays Goa’s Portuguese Heritage.

Park Hyatt Goa
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is nestled along the serene Arosim Beach and is just 15 minutes away from Dabolim International Airport. It is an award winning hotel which is set within 45 acres of lush green landscaped gardens with glistering waterways and placid lagoons.

The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort
The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort sit along the gorgeous Talpone River flowing on either side, this excellent Portuguese styles beachfront resort is very well known for your imperial wedding in Goa. The resort is close to Palolem Beach which is famous for its sunset and sun rise which can also be enjoyed from the luxury suites or the rooms of the resorts.

Raddison Blu Resort Goa
Raddison Blu Resort Goa is snuggled between the gorgeous Arabian Sea and the dense forests of the towering Sahayadri Hills of Goa, offering beyond compare beauty and diversity to the travelers. This wonderful hotel on the Cavelossim Beach provides the perfect starting point for exploring the area’s rich history and local allures.

Zuri White Sands Goa

If truly you want to leave behind the stress and worries of everyday life, the Zuri White Sands Goa Resorts and Casino in Varca Goa offers the real spirit and flavor of Goa. Situated on the shore of the longest beach in Goa truly is a wonderful place to rest in peace.

Wedding is most admired moment of life. This is the event where couples relations are get solemnized for life. On this break couples wishes to accomplish this event extraordinary. In this pursuit, they generally opt to go for the things which could give their weddings an exotic touch and weddings in Goa are just something that fulfills the dread of marriage with a difference.
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