• We all know that 2016 has been a flop in terms in long weekends and holidays. But don’t worry, 2017 is giving us some major reasons to cheer. This year is packed with 14 long weekends and that’s the only reason enough for us to pack our bags already.

    To make your life easier, we’ve listed out holidays and long weekends to plan your much awaited vacations. So what are you waiting for? Let the travel begin!!



    26 Jan, Thursday – Republic Day

    27 Jan, Friday – Take Leave

    28 Jan, Saturday – Weekend

    29 Jan, Sunday – Weekend



    Take a skiing vacation to the snow-engulfed slopes of Auli, Uttarakhand. January also makes a great month to visit winter destinations like Auli, McLeodganj, Manali, Gulmarg and Jaisalmer.



    24 Feb, Friday – Mahashivratri

    25 Feb, Saturday – Weekend

    26 Feb, Sunday – Weekend



    Attend the Taj Mahotsav in Agra and witness the festival of art, craft, culture & cuisine from 18th to 27th February or indulge in feasting and merrymaking at the Goa Carnival which takes place from 25th to 28th February.



    11 Mar, Saturday – Weekend

    12 Mar, Sunday – Weekend

    13 Mar, Monday – Holi

    25 Mar, Saturday – Weekend

    26 Mar, Sunday – Weekend

    27 Mar, Monday – Take Leave

    28 Mar, Tuesday – Gudi Padva



    Make the most of the long weekend in March by gazing at the breathtaking beauty of the white coffee flowers in Coorg, Karnataka or venture out to Jaipur for the Elephant Festival that is celebrated on the day of Holi.



    1 Apr, Saturday – Weekend

    2 Apr, Sunday – Weekend

    3 Apr, Monday – Take Leave

    4 Apr, Tuesday – Ram Navami

    14 Apr, Friday – Good Friday, Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

    15 Apr, Saturday – Weekend

    16 Apr, Sunday – Easter



    You don’t want to miss out admiring the colorful tulips in bloom in Srinagar, Kashmir. If you are a little edgy, go for river rafting or bungee jumping in Rishikesh. For an uninterrupted calm, spend a few days at Kerala backwaters & relax in a premium budget hotel surrounded with lush greenery. You can also visit the Mapro Strawberry Festival that takes place on the Easter weekend in hill station of Panchgani, Maharashtra & relish in delicious strawberry made dishes.




    Even with no long weekends, May definitely calls for a vacation. If you can afford to take 1-2 days off from work, visit any one of the beautiful hill stations – Nainital, Lansdowne or Chail. For some adventure spree, take a short ride to Ladakh.



    24 Jun, Saturday – Weekend

    25 Jun, Sunday – Weekend

    26 Jun, Monday – Ramzan Eid



    Beat the heat and get drenched in the monsoon showers in the hills of Munnar or Wayanad, Kerala. This is the best time to consider going for an Ayurvedic Spa. Travel to Lucknow or Hyderabad to experience the feast of Eid.



    mango festivalYet another no long-weekend, but don’t let that stop you from taking a break. Skip a day at office and escape to Mount Abu or Pondicherry to enjoy a short break in the midst of calm and serene beach. If you are a Mango lover, don’t miss out on the International Mango Festival that happens in Dehi.



    12 Aug, Saturday – Weekend

    13 Aug, Sunday – Weekend

    14 Aug, Monday – Janmashtami / Take Leave

    15 Aug, Tuesday – Independence Day

    25 Aug, Friday – Ganesh Chaturthi

    26 Aug, Saturday – Weekend

    27 Aug, Sunday – Weekend



    With 7 whole days to exploit, a road trip to Leh-Ladakh or a trip to the blooming Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand are ideal options to consider. For something down south, explore the beauty of Kerala in monsoons or Wayanad covered in mist for a relaxing getaway.



    30 September, Saturday – Weekend

    1 Oct, Sunday – Weekend

    2 Oct, Monday – Gandhi Jayanti

    14 Oct, Saturday – Weekend

    15 Oct, Sunday – Weekend

    16 Oct, Monday – Dhanteras / Take Leave

    17 Oct, Tuesday – Naraka Chaturdashi / Take Leave

    18 Oct, Wednesday – Diwali

    19 Oct, Thursday – Take Leave

    20 Oct, Friday – Bhaiduj

    21 Oct, Saturday – Weekend

    22 Oct, Sunday – Weekend



    Sadly with no holidays in the month of September, make use of October’s longest weekend of the2017. Take a trip to Varanasi to experience the essence of Indian festivals. Himachal Pradesh is packed with full of breathtaking destinations when the weather is quite pleasant and you can try adventurous treks or paragliding at Bir Billing.



    Take some time off your busy schedule and go for a desert safari in Jaisalmer or attend the famous Pushkar Camel Fair (28th Oct-4th Nov) which is visited by millions of people.



    1 Dec, Friday – Eid-e-Milad

    2 Dec, Saturday – Weekend

    3 Dec, Sunday – Weekend

    23 Dec, Saturday – Weekend

    24 Dec, Sunday – Weekend

    25 Dec, Monday – Christmas


    Konakan beach

    End your 2017 with a laidback luxurious vacation at the beaches of Konkan or house boating in Allepey. You can also head over to Kaziranga National Park in Assam and witness one-horned rhinos. For party enthusiasts, Goa has always been the most loved place by everyone.

    So many long weekends lined up isn’t it? Don’t wait! Pick up your destinations & start planning. Get,Set,Go!!

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  • After a rocky 2016, we are all set to welcome 2017. And what’s better way to welcome it than to party like there’s no tomorrow. And yeah, Delhi is no less than a party hub. So, to sort your New Year’s Eve plan, we’ve rounded up the best places to party in Delhi this New year Eve.

    New Year Bash with Diljit Dosanjh

    Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to witness live performance by Diljit Dosanjh. This New Year’s Eve bash is all about Punjabi music. Head over to this party with your friends and have unlimited fun.


    Venue: The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, Gurgaon

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 8.30PM – Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12.30AM

    Cost: Rs 2499 onwards

    Bolly Swag 2017

    Belly Dancing, Latin dancing, Samba, Dancing with DJ VIK, New Year fireworks, unlimited food and drinks and a whole lot of fun awaits you at the New Years Eve Bolly Swag.


    Venue: Club Florence (Block-E, Sector-56, Golf Course Ext. Road, Gurugram, Haryana)

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 8.00PM – Sun, 1 Jan 2017 1.00AM

    Cost: Rs 999 onwards

    Near Year’s Eve 2017 at Barakhamba

    Get ready to party in style! Guaranteeing you a whole night of unadulterated music, kittens on the Saxophone, shower shots, men in high heels and in all an unforgettable night.


    Venue: Kitty Su at The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, New Delhi

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10.00PM – Sun, 1 Jan 2017 1.00AM

    Cost: Rs 5000 onwards

    Masquerade Party

    Rock in the New Year at the masquerade party of the year with DJ Ashish Nagpal. Dance to Commercial, Retro, Bollywood and Rock and make you New Year memorable.


    Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Saket, Delhi

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 8.00PM – Sun, 1 Jan 2017 1.30AM

    Cost: Rs 3499 onwards

    New Year 2017 by Jaypee Hotels

    If you are looking to welcome New Year in a lavish way, then head over to Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort with Gala Dinner Packages as well as Stay Packages.


    Venue: Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 8.00PM – Sun, 1 Jan 2017 1.00AM

    Cost: Rs 9000 onwards

    Dasvidaniya 2017 ft Hardy Sandhu

    Celebrate your New Year with Hardy Sandhu. Enjoy the night of sensational music by celebrity DJ and Live bands and the best food under the stars.


    Venue: Noida Stadium, Sec 21, Noida

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 8.00PM – Sun, 1 Jallln 2017 1.30AM

    Cost: Rs 3000 onwards

    New Year 2017 by Taj Surajkund with Guru Randhawa

    Usher in the New Year on an electrifying note with Guru Randhawa (Punjabi Pop singer) with buffet dinner and unlimited cocktails/drinks.


    Venue: Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund, Faridabad

    Date & Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 3.00PM – Sun, 1 Jan 2017 1.00AM

    Cost: Rs 4499 onwards

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  • Craving to experience wanderlust by taking a road trip alone or with your friends? Read on as we bring to you some impressively beautiful places and routes in India you should definitely try to feel upbeat!

    • Pamban Bridge


    Ever wondered pictured driving on a road with vast expanse of water surrounded by you? Well, that’s the reason why Pamban made it to our list. The Pamban Bridge is a cantilever bridge that connects Pamban on Rameshwaram Island to Tamil Nadu, India. Cross the 13.5km stretch and get mesmerized with a sight of endless blue water.

    Approximate driving distance: 13.5 km; 20minutes

    • Delhi – Agra – Jaipur (The Golden Triangle)


    The famous Golden Triangle road is one of the most popular routes amongst the travel enthusiasts. And not just the road, but the three culturally and historically rich cities offer a great view for traveler. Start off by visiting Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. You can also visit the amazingly well preserved Fatehpur Sikhri and the birder’s paradise of Keoladeo Ghana National Park (aka Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) en route to the Pink City of Jaipur. Also, it will be worth visiting the City Palace and Amber Fort before heading back to Delhi.

    Approximate driving distance: 450km; 6-7hours

    Where to eat: Road side dhabas on National Highway is a great option and also Chokhi Dhani when landing at Jaipur.

    • Guwahati – Tawang


    Offering breathtaking views of snow-clad mountains, this road trip will leave all bikers asking for more. Even though the roads are in perfectly a maintained condition, driving up the winding paths on the hills require skill and experience. Stop by Cherrapunji, Kaziranga Forest and monasteries in Tawang to witness this awesome trail and also reek in the cultural heritage all along the way.

    Approximate driving distance: 480km; 9 hours

    Where to eat: Lots of options to dine on momos, maggi and tea st food joints while you ride on

    • Mumbai – Goa


    Popularly known as the land of sun, sand and beaches, this route from Mumbai to Goa is one of the best drives that is loved by each and everyone. Driving on National Highway 17 is a pleasure and everyone is sure to be enthralled by the picturesque view that leaves travelers breathless. Leave Mumbai early in the morning and witness sunset on a beach in the evening in Goa.

    Approximate driving distance: 615km; 10hours

    Where to eat: Tons of food joints are all along the way.

    • The Old Silk Route


    The Old Silk Route is an ancient curvy hilly road that connects Lhasa in Tibet to India through the Jelep La Pass in Sikkim. Take a ride up to this motorable roads of this route that will leave you spellbound with stunning views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and beautiful landscapes of the hills and snow. Don’t miss out the splendid Menmecho Lake, Mandakini Waterfall and the entire winding route from Thambi view Point. It is advised not to travel between January to April as the valley is covered in deep snow during that time.

    Approximate driving distance: 68.2km; 2 hours

    Where to eat: Local eateries at Sorethang (the China Market)

    • Manali – Leh


    Mountain lovers should not miss taking the trip from Manali to Leh which is filled with panoramic view of the Himalayas. The road is open for about 5 months a year mostly during summers and mid- October. Cruising around on your bike/jeep will give a joyful ride filled with adventure and bliss that should be witnessed once in a lifetime.

    Approximate driving distance: 500km; 2 days

    Where to eat: Stopover at some premium budget hotels for relaxation as there will be very less food stalls and restaurants on the way.

    • Bangalore – Ooty


    Nestled in the lap of Nilgiri hills, the road from Bangalore to Ooty is one of those journeys every road fanatic should take. The roads offer a perfect combination of greenery, scenic landscapes and also beautiful dense forests of Bandipur that will soothe your nerves. Don’t forget to head back to Bangalore with some Ooty chocolates.

    Approximate driving distance: 290km; 7hours approx

    Where to eat: Try Kamath’s near Channapatna or McDonald’s and Café Coffee Day.

    • Chennai – Munnar


    A trip to Munnar will save you from the steamy weather in Chennai. The pleasant road and the winding road will make your road trip a cherished memory down the lane. For nature lovers, Chennai to Munnar route will be a one stop destination and for adventure spirits, Munnar is a popular trekking landing place. Rajmala Wildlife Sanctuary is famous along with several tea plantations which also make this hill station an important tea trading centre of India.

    Approximate driving distance: 575 kms; 10 hours

    Where to eat: Break your trip into parts by stopping at places like Trichy and savor in delicious food at joints.

    • Mumbai – Mount Abu


    Starting from the coastline of the Arabian Sea, this ecstatic journey will give you experience of 3 different states & cultures – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Unwind this pleasant journey that takes you through urban towns, villages and then up to the hilly terrains. You can also find some good budget hotels for your short stay.

    Approximate driving distance: 758 kms; 12hours 33 minutes

    Where to eat: A range of dhabas enroute.

    • Chandigarh – Manali


    Get ready for some fun filled ride for Chandigarh – Manali highway. People in love with cameras and food shall absolutely fall in love with this route. Relish in good food that you will come across while travelling.

    Approximate driving distance: 300 km; 6 hours

    Where to eat: A number of dhabas is available on this route

    Road Trip Checklist

    • Rest for few days prior to the trip so that you’re ready to make it for your ride.
    • Get your car or motorbike inspected to make sure it is in a good condition for the trip.
    • Carry up first aid and emergency kit.
    • Pack as light as possible so that your road trip will be less burdensome.
    • Charge your power bank so that your phone and camera does down die in the middle of your trip.

    So what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags, fuel up your ride and hit the road. Also don’t forget to share your road trip experiences. We will be thrilled to hear from you.

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  • It’s time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Yes, its finally that time of the year again! It’s Diwali.

    Diwali or Deepavali also known as the ‘festival of lights’ is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. Bringing together families and communities, this festival brings with it a long weekend filled with joy and celebration. From lighting diyas to bursting crackers, there is much more to this festival. To double up these celebrations, the long weekend that comes at a perfect time adds to traveler’s luck.

    Wish to explore the glimpses of Diwali and witness its magic? Here are our best destinations to catch Diwali celebrations in India

    • Delhi

    India Gate- QiKStay

    Visualize a city illuminating in every nook and corner with brilliant lights and colorful fireworks. It happens in Delhi every year on Diwali. Shoppers throng the markets for their Diwali shopping and restaurants gets crowded catching over delicious meals. You can also enjoy adaptations of Ramleela, performed to pay tribute to this festival.

    • Varanasi


    One of the holiest cities in India, Varanasi is the perfect abode to witness true-blue Diwali celebrations. With constant chants of prayers, illuminating fireworks and the special Ganga Aarti on the ghats is a different experience altogether.

    • Goa


    Diwali celebrations in Goa are all about making paper-made huge effigies of Narakasura, the demon and burning them at dawn. The night of Diwali is also bejeweled with millions of flickering candles and beautiful fireworks and crackers. As gambling is also a popular activity during Diwali, your might also want to try your luck at one of the Goa’s top floating casinos.

    • Amritsar


    The city of the Golden Temple turns into an ethereal paradise during Diwali. An old Punjabi adage goes ‘Dal Roti Ghar Di Diwali Amritsar Di (There’s nothing like home-cooked food and Diwali in Amristar). With temple glittering with thousands of lights and lake lined up with countless diyas, Amritsar makes up for an absolute experience.

    • Jaipur


    Admire the Pink City and its illuminated markets as much of the beauty of this place comes alive from the glow of lights, earthen lamps and traditional handicrafts adorned in the streets, homes and shops during Diwali. Indulge yourself in delicacies made by Rajasthani women and catch the glimpse of gleaming walls of Jaipur.

    • Agra


    India’s much loved and most visited Agra looks simply out of the world on the occasion of Diwali. Witnessing the beautiful Agra Fort lit up and firecrackers against the backdrop of the legendary Taj Mahal will make your Diwali even more delightful.

    Diwali is so many things to so many people. Each one of us holds a special place for Diwali be it an excited kid waiting for his school holidays to elderly people looking forward to their family get-together or a long weekend holiday. With these incredible places, make your Diwali even more exciting and memorable.

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  • Located in Soho, in the City of Westminster in central London, Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street close to Oxford Street and Regent Street. You can find a large number of independent fashion boutiques and fashion and lifestyle retailers on this street. It is an important street on which many streets cross or meet such as Beak Street, Broadwick Street, Kingly Court, Ganton Street, Marlborough Court, Lowndes Court, Fouberts Place, Little Marlborough Street and Great Marlborough Street. Oxford Circus tube station, on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines, is the nearest London Underground station.

    Popular fashions have dominated this avenue in Westminster for decades. Carnaby market first emerged in the 19th century and immediately became famous as a retail location. It was created just after Karnaby House was built in the area in 1683 and it got its name from this building. However, it got its reputation as a fashion hub only in the 20th century. Irrespective of the decade, it was the place where popular style flourished and in many cases they originated here. Given below are ten interesting facts regarding Carnaby Street.

    Carnaby street Sign

    Rising from Destruction: The Great Fire of London in 1666 had burned down a sizable portion of the surrounding area of Carnaby Street but it soon sprang back to life with the construction of Karnaby House and many other homes leading to the creation of a new residential district in the area. Many buildings still exist while some of them are now part of the fashion district.

    Fashion Sub-Cultures Through the Decades: In different periods of the 20th century and early 21st century, the fashion sense of youth culture had changed and Carnaby Street was the place where you could get the culture prevalent at that time such as Mods, Hippies, Punk, Rockers, Goths, Revivalist Mods and others. Several shops along the street belonged to John Stephen and each of them catered to a different sub-culture from 1955 to 1975. He specialised in making available the latest fashion to young people during the 60s and 70s, that earned him the nicknames “The King of Carnaby Street” and “The £1m Mod”.

    Bright Fashions at a Place with a Dark Past: The area around Carnaby Street is now glittering with bright fashions reflecting colours and happiness. However, the same place had a dark past during the Black Death period and it had a “pest house” that was meant to take care of those affected by the Bubonic Plague. It was also home to a mass grave for the fatal victims of this disease.

    Celebrity Shoppers: The popular shops on Carnaby Street used to cater to mostly young people in the 1960s. However, in addition some famous music icons also used to patronise these shops as they would visit these shops to buy a nice outfit before proceeding to their music shows and other programmes. Some of these famous people and groups included The Jam, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Beatles. In 1973, the street was closed so that a pedestrian thoroughfare could be made and as a result many of the fashion stores moved to Chelsea while Carnaby Street became home to less fashionable souvenir shops and later on the boutiques took over.


    Guests staying at Park Grand Paddington Court London Hotel are located strategically close to most places of interest in London and can enjoy luxurious accommodation at affordable cost.

    Top Cat: When the Top Cat store was to be opened, the owners hired Tom Jones to walk with Bond girl Christine Spooner in one arm down Carnaby Street, while leading a cheetah on a leash.

    References to Carnaby Street in Pop Culture: As so many musicians used to patronise Carnaby Street, it soon seeped into popular culture through their songs. The most glaring examples are “Everywhere the Carnabetian Army marches on, each one a dedicated follower of fashion”, which is a direct reference to Carnaby contained in the Kinks’ “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”; the naming of Paggy March’s (famous for her song, “I Will Follow Him”) 1966 album as “In der Carnaby Street”; and the song “Carnaby Street” penned by The Jam which compares the shops and consumerism with the situation in the world and the UK.

    Simpsons Episode: The Simpsons episode “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious” shows that the Carnaby Street culture exists even today as it saw Bart and Lisa appear on the street dressed in Mod fashion.

    Henry Moss Foxed!: Harry Fox and Henry Moss had opened Lady Jane in 1966 creating the first boutique shop on Carnaby Street that was meant to cater exclusively to women. Moss thought of an original idea to use live models in his shop windows which was all very well until when the models had to dress and undress down to their knickers due to which a large audience of men used to gather outside the window. As a result, Moss was arrested and fined £2 for obstructing the highway. Later, Fox left the shop and opened his own stores that were named Lady Jane Again, Lady Jane’s Birdcage, and Sir Harry.

    If you are visiting London for sightseeing, business or shopping, it would be ideal to stay at an Accommodation in Paddington London because you would be located in the heart of the city, close to most attractions and also to Paddington Station that offers convenient links to most places in London and beyond.

    Males Only: In the 50s and 60s, a majority of the shops on Carnaby Street catered to men’s fashions while shops for women’s fashions were located on King’s Road.


    Restaurants: Apart from shops offering the latest fashions from across the world, there are many restaurants in Carnaby Street including Masala Zone (Indian), Myung Ga (Korean), Cha Cha Moon (Asian noodle bar), Stax (American Diner), Kua ‘Aina (Hawaiian), and even Mother Mash. As such you can find both food and fashion or food on Carnaby Street.


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  • You have the best of musical sights in the city of London. These are wonderful places to visit and the feel is entirely different and special. Starting with the Waterloo Sunset, this is the special song sung by the British Rock Band and it was released in the year 1967. This song was featured in the album Something Else by the Kinks. This was both produced and composed by the Kinks frontman Ray Davies. Waterloo Sunset is one of the most popular songs in the album and it is sung almost in all parts of the territory. This is the first single which is available as part of the true stereo.

    Musical Instrument

    From the name of the song you have the musical destination to visit in London. This record reached the second position as part of the British charts and this was made to happen in the year 1967. The album was also a top hit in parts of Australia. The meaning of the song is fantastic and it has motivated people from all parts of the world to come and visit the place. The song became quite popular in several parts of Europe, North America and New Zealand. The song was released as a single but it could not make a place in the chart.

    It is time to know about the Hammersmith Palais in London. It is considered to be the entertainment venue and the popular ballroom in the area of the Hammersmith and it is known to operate from the year 1919 till the year 2007. In the year 2009 the place got a different name and this was based on the Brecon Jazz Festival. This is the venue known to have the most significant contribution in the genre of Jazz music in the entire United Kingdom. The Palais is known to occupy the largest site on the A219 at the location of the  242 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6.

    The place lies close to the circular system and this is under the A4 Hammersmith Flyover. This is the significant communication point of London and here you can easily discern the two London underground stations and there is even the vital bus station. The road network is clean at the Hammersmith Broadway. One is sure to love to be at the area to lend ears to some good and standard jazz music. The zeal is great and the quality of the tune will not make you move from the place.

    From the destination of the Park Grand Hotel Lancaster Gate London you can easily reach the Pimlico London area. This is the vital destination for the visitors and it stands best in the area of Central London quite near to the City of Westminster. Pimlico is the place known for the garden squares and it is also regarded for the sort of Regency architecture. The area is well separated from the locality of Belgravia and to the north you can easily reach to the Victoria Railway Station. The place is bounded rightly by River Thames to the southern portion and there is even the Vauxhall Bridge Road to the east of London.

    To the west of Pimlico you have the Governors Canal. At the heart of Pimlico you have the grid of all the residential lanes and streets. The planning was done by Thomas Cubitt and this began in the year 1825. However, this is protected as the Pimlico Conservation Area. At the place you have the pre World War II Dolphin Square development and the famous Churchill Gardens and there are more things like the Lillington and Longmoore Gardens estates and the newly designated conservation region in the personal fright.

    Pimlico Station London

    In London you would love to visit the area of Belgravia. This is the district in the Western part of London. This has the location in the city of Westminster and even the area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Belgravia is noted for the cluster of the pricey residential properties. A portion of the place is known as the Governor Estate and the owner of the place is the family property company and he is the Duke of the Westminster’s Grosvenor’s Group. The area has got its name from the subsidiary title of the duke and it is the Viscount Belgrave.

    This is the district you can find to the south west area to the Buckingham Palace and it is nationally bounded by the Knightsbridge to the northern part of the locality. To the east of the road there is the Buckingham Palace and even the Grosvenor Place. When you move towards the south you can easily reach the Pimlico Road. To the western part you can find the Sloane Street of utmost importance. The area has got the essential name and you have the best of everything being located at the destination.

    The World’s End is one more pleasurable London area and you find this in the district of Chelsea and this lies on the Western End of the King’s Road. The place got its name from King James II and he was the person to have a regular riding on the road and this he considered to be the ultimate of everything. There is even the public house with the similar name and the World’s End was constructed in the year 1897. This is not a fashionable area in London and it stands best at the end of Chelsea.

    One can easily reach World’s End from the destination of Park Grand Hotel Lancaster Gate. Here you find the Victorian slums being properly replaced with the council residence and this was made to happen in the 20 th century. You can reach the place with the aspiration to see some of the bests in London and here you are sure to get all things at convenience. There are the major shops and the street bases and you can utilise the same for all things that you are in need of. Visitors would like to be at the World’s End as they get all the facilities clustered at the place.

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  • With Independence Day just around the corner, we all have been thinking how to spend our long weekend. And if you are pondering upon how to make use of your holiday in a different way, then take a stroll down the memory lane and visit a place that reminds you of the history behind this freedom. Here is the list of eight historical places to visit on Independence Day that has a huge significance in the hearts of millions of people of the country.


    Red Fort: Delhi being the capital of India, prides itself to be the place where our Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave the first Independence Day speech at Red Fort in 1947. This historic site was the main centers for the freedom fighters in the first war of Independence in 1857. It still continues to be a symbol of India’s power and prestige as the Prime Minister still delivers the Independence Day speech from this majestic fort on August 15 every year.

    red fort

    Raj Ghat: Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the Father of Nation. With his last words “Hey Ram”” inscribed on the memorial stone, many local visitors to foreigners, from VIPs to common people, all come and pay homage to the father of the nation.


    Gandhi Smriti: Also known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, Gandhi Smriti was the place where Gandhiji was assassinated on 30th of January 1948. Gandhiji’s personal belongings along with other memorabilia from his life have been cautiously preserved and on display.

    gandhi smriti


    August kranti Maidan: Originally known as the Gowalia Tank Maidan, Gandhiji issued a call for the Quit India Movement on 8th August 1942 at this significant park in Mumbai. The call was to mobilize the citizens with a commitment of ‘Do or Die’. There is a monument inside the maidan commemorating this historical event during the Indian Independence struggle.



    Sabarmati Ashram: Situated on the bank of the Sabarmati River, Gandhiji lived here for 12 years. One of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad, this ashram was the place where Gandhiji trained activists to join his Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience and Swadeshi movements for Independence. Gandhijis Dandi March to disobey the Salt Act implemented by the British began from the Ashram in 1930.

    sabarmati ashram


    Barrackpore Garden: This garden has been dedicated to the famous freedom fighter, Mangal Pandey who rose in rebellion against the British. He ended up wounding two British officers with his musket and sword. Thus he was court-martialled and hung to death on April 8. 1857. This park has a statue of Mangal Pandey as a commemoration of his fight against the British, enabling us gain our independence.

    Barrackpore Garden

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    Cellular Jail: One of the biggest jails in Asia, Cellular Jail is also known as Kaaa Pani located in Port Blair. This jail is a living witness to the brutal treatment of the freedom fighters behind the bars. Many notable freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Batukeshwar Dutt among others were imprisoned here during the struggle for India’s Independence. Now converted into a museum, you can see the displays retelling the stories of hardships that the inmates had to endure.

    cellular jail


    Jallianwala Bagh: Amritsar Massacre or Jallianwala Bagh is the site where a large crowd of non-violent Indians were fired by the British troops on 13 April, 1919. The massacre which Jallianwala Bagh has been bearing witness to is in the form of bullet marks on inside of the wall that still stands strong. Located close to Golden Temple, the Jallianwala Bagh is a must visit for any patriotic Indian.



    Chandra Shekhar Azad Park: The Company Garden or Alfred Park also known as Chandra Shekhar Azad Park is the biggest park in Allahabad. This is the place where freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad took a pledge never to be caught by the British, and when he was trapped by the British, he chose to end his life rather than being killed by them. His greatness was commemorated with a statue in this park.

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    Jhansi Fort: Popularly known as Jhansi Ka Kila, this iconic fort is situated on a large hilltop called Bangira. It is an icon of India’s First War of Independence in 1857 with Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Jhansi as one of its legendary figures. This stunning fort is spread over almost 20 hectares with its 10 gates. It withstood heavy bombardment by the British forces for 17 days before it fell. Lakshmi Bai got away and led her forces to capture the fort in Gwalior, where she finally surrendered in the battle when the British took back the fort from her.


    So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and visit any of these places that will make you feel more proud to be an Indian. If your think we missed out any significant historical place, do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Exploring different places unknown, domestic or internationally is an activity millions of people embark on each year. Though travelling is usually associated with relaxation, there are some aspects that can definitely stress you out. Luckily, we have compiled a list of top 15 genius ways that will help make your trip more effortless.

    1. Roll your clothes


    If you’re looking to conserve space in your luggage, then roll up your clothes instead of folding. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can fit this way.

    2. Get and empty seat next to you


    Reserving seats for 2 people? Choose the aisle and window seats. If no one takes the middle seat, then you get the full row and if someone does, then just ask to switch seats so u can sit next to your partner.

    3. Reuse your old shower cap


    Keep the dirty soles of your shoes away from your clothes by sticking them inside the shower cap. Shower caps fits around most shoes perfectly. You can also save a little more of that space by putting your socks or any lotions inside.

    4. Keep your headphones tangle free with binder clips


    No longer will you have to spend hours untangling your headphones with this binder clip trick. The process is really simple. Use the binder clip to clip the headphones together, then wrap the cord around the clip’s arms.

    5. Use belts to line collars to keep them crispy.


    What’s the point of having a wrinkle-free shirt if it’s collar is just not in its shape? Place up a rolled up belt inside the opening of your shirt. This way you can keep your shirt collars neat and stiff.

    6. Access Maps Offline


    Internet packs can be pretty expensive if you’re travelling outside the country and lot of places won’t have good enough internet connectivity to load a map. Google Maps work offline but it requires a bit of prep. First, when you have internet connection, zoom into the area of your choice and in the search box, type in “OK maps”. This will save the map offline and you can access it even without any internet connection.

    7. Replace your wallet with binder clip


    Enjoy your walk without a wallet by attaching both keys and paper money to a binder clip. Clamp it to your belt or strap if you want to leave your purse back in your hotel room.

    8. Scan your essential travel documents and email them to yourself


    There’s nothing worse than realizing you have left important documents at home. Take a photo or scan your passport, identification card, itinerary and email them to yourself. This will also provide an extra copy of each in case of loss or theft. One of the most effortless travel hacks and definitely worth it.

    9. Try the Chapstick Wallet


    A perfect spot to stash emergency cash, chapsticks can be very useful when you’re travelling or walking in unsafe areas. Simply clean out the chapstick, roll up your bills and shove it in. This will work with lipstick tube as well.

    10. Avoid tangled necklaces by threading it through the straw


    Everyone who wears necklace have faced the problem of chain getting knotted making it impossible to unknot without going to the jewelry store. Running them through plastic straws will help prevent those horrid tangles that are impossible to unravel.

    11. Pack an empty water bottle


    Sick of being stung by airport liquid procedures? Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it after passing security instead. This way, you’ll have water for the flight without spending a penny and also you’ll be able to use the bottle for the rest of your trip.

    12. Use tissue paper to avoid wrinkling of clothes


    Who doesn’t love crisp, wrinkle free clothes? When clothing stores wrap purchases in tissue paper, it’s not just for looks; it actually helps the clothes stay less wrinkled. Similarly, you can pack your clothes along with tissue paper before placing it in a bag or suitcase.

    13. Pill containers works great to organize your jewelry.


    Small compartments in pill cases are perfect for organizing jewelry items that would get lost easily. Pack small earrings, lockets and rings in pill boxes for effective storage.

    14. Use pen spring to protect chargers from bending and breaking


    Travel can be tough on electronics especially with charger wires that are prone to twisting and shredding. Take a spring out of a pen that you no longer use, stretch it out a little and wrap it around the top of your charger. An effective method to prevent your cable wires from cracking, bending or breaking.

    15. Stick Dryer sheets in your suitcase


    Keep bad odors at bay by putting a dryer sheet in between your clothes. This simple hack will keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean for longer throughout your trip.

    Bonus point: When looking at flights, ensure that you are on private/incognito browsing mode, as sometimes airlines will track your visits and the price will go up because you’ve visited before. It also helps to clear your cookies before booking a trip.


    Have you got a great travel hack, tip or advice? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • The southern part of our nation is blessed with sparkling clean rivers, mesmerizing greenery, vast spans of sea beaches, lush green forests fragrant with coffee, cardamom and cashew nuts, scenic splendour and rich flora and fauna. South India is a major tourist hub of the nation and is aptly called as the God’s Own Country. The complete tour of the Southern India will be very time consuming and long. Hence, we have brought you the Top 10 tourist destinations of South India which you can cover in a few days. You can read travel experience.



    Once the capital of the Vijaynagar Empire the city has now transformed into majestic ruins which captivate the visitors with the exquisite architecture and its vast expanse. The ancient city of Hampi is a must visit place and is one of the most admired places by all the tourists around the world. Hampi is located in the central part of Karnataka and the people have rich traditions, delve into music, arts, dance and drama. The village can be looked over from the peak of the Matanga Hill which offers a panoramic view of the ancient ruins. The old elephant stables and the remains of the Vittala temple are some of the major attractions.

    Kerala Backwaters

    Kerala Backwaters

    Boarding a house boat and losing all the worries of the world into the majestic and refreshing surroundings of the Kerala Backwaters will be a perfect getaway. The lush green vegetation, the cosy environ of the house boats which are floating on the backwaters help every tourist to forget all the tension and rewards them with relaxation. The beauty of the lagoon, lakes and even the freshwater rivers has made the Backwaters of Kerala to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. You can read more about the best tourist places in Kerala.



    The marvellous beaches, scenic mountains, camping, trekking on the local peaks, traditional food and lifestyle, lovely environment, vast expanse of the beaches dotted with palm trees and fisherman nets, Chennai has one of the best landscapes in South India. Rich in the natural splendour, the place has been the shooting point for many movies. The intermingling of the Indian and Colonial Christian cultures has brought about very positive changes in the lifestyle of the residents. Housing dozens of temple, lovely beaches, and waterfalls in the nearby areas, Chennai is a must visit place in South India.

    Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal


    The historical monuments, ancient ruins, and temples are profound in Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal. Earlier Badami was known as Vatapi. The places are rich in ruins and architectural marvels from the reign of Chalukya Empire. Aihole has around 125 stone temples. Badami has 4 complexes of ancient rock-cut temples which are one of their own kinds and are a delight for all the history lovers. Pattadakal also has a temple complex. All these 3 places are must visit.



    Loated in Kerala, the place has beautiful beaches along the coastline of the Arabian Sea. There is a cliff that runs along the beaches and is a beautiful walk to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. Apart from the sceneries, there are shops, shacks, hotels and guest houses on the cliff that offers the best view of the beaches and Arabian Sea. Varkala is one of the best beaches in India and you should visit it for sure while touring the Southern India.

    Fort Kochi

    Fort Kochi

    Kochi has a lot of other tourist attractions, but Fort Kochi is one of those monuments which cannot be afforded to be missed while travelling in and around Kerala. The town is said to be located in water and is very well known for its 14th Century fishing nets. Kochi has a diverse culture resulting due to the intermingling of Dutch, British, Arab, Chinese and Portuguese cultures. Full of historical monuments, architectural marvels and streets which are good for long strolls, Fort Kochi will offer you an insight into a very different and unique lifestyle of Kerala.



    Famous for the ancient temples which are full of legends, lore and stories of mighty hearts and frailties of ancient denizens, the place is a must visit tourist destination. Madurai is around 4000 years old and houses the Meenakshi Temple which is one of the most famous temples in South India. The place is also famous for the Chithirai Festival which celebrates the wedding of the Goddess Meenakshi and God Sundareshwar. Madurai temple is a famous tourist place which is thronged with millions of tourists all round the year. The architectural marvels of the city will compel you to admire them.



    Established and famous as the French Colony which was established in the 18th century, the place is located on the east coast of Tamil Nadu. One can enjoy the long walks around the Promenade, French Quarters, live in the lay back and peaceful surroundings of the place, dine in the restaurants serving a myriad of delicious and authentic cuisines and also enjoy shopping in the local boutiques. The town can be explored on a bicycle which is the ride of choice for most of the tourists. Another famous tourist spot in the region is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. One popular day trip is Auroville.

    Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram


    Mahabalipuram is also known as the Mamallapuram and is known for the enchanting surroundings and ancient temples. The place is located from just an hour’s drive from Chennai and has a very well known industry of stone sculptures. Most of the tourists shop from the local shops and take souvenirs back to their homes. The major tourist attractions are the Arjuna Penance, Five Rathas and the Shore Temple. The Arjuna Penance is a carving on the rock which depicts scenes from the Mahabharata.

    Mysore and Coorg


    Mysore is also called as the land of palaces as it has a lot of palaces of various rulers from various times of the Indian History. The land is rich with the Sandal fragrance and there is a very well known and flourishing sandalwood crafts industry. The most famous tourist attraction is the Mysore Palace. Apart from that, there is a zoo and a centre for the Ashtanga Yoga which is thronged by a lot of tourists.

    Coorg is a small hill station in the State of Karnataka which is fragrant with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and cardamom. The place is called as Kodagu in the traditional language. There is a famous Buddhist Monastry in the region which is a must visit place. The scenic splendour and lush green environ makes this place a refreshing and lovely getaway for all the tourists.

    You can read more travel experience to tourist places in India at IndiaTravelBlog.

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  • When holiday time arrives, kids often find more time on their hands than they can deal with. If you don’t want them spending their evenings glued to smartphone or laptop screens, taking them travelling is the perfect solution. We give you 5 hill stations in North India that you will enjoy and your children will love!


    Summer and camp are two words that together spell great excitement for children. Rishikesh, a comfortable 250km drive from Delhi offers the ultimate family camping experience on the sandy banks of river Ganga.

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    The primary activity that brings campers to Rishikesh is rafting, and indeed there are some river stretches that are mild enough to be covered even by families with kids – consult your camp organizer for the same and can stay at hotels in rishikesh. Apart from that, beachside adventure sports, beautiful views of the river valley and boisterous campfires at night make Rishikesh an excellent family holiday spot.


    If one wishes to spend some time relaxing in peace at a cozy hotel or lodge, while giving your child a chance to get closer to nature,the idyllic town of Mukteshwar is the perfect destination.

    mukteshwar dham

    Located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is surrounded by dense woods ideal for nature walks and treks that are not very intense and suitable for kids. Places worth visiting are many small and large temples – including Mukteshwar dham the 350 year old Shiv temple that gives the town its name – and a small but lovely church. For a touch of excitement, there are adventure camps around town that offer paragliding, flying fox, rappelling and other adventure activities.


    Located in the lower foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradoon is a place many kids are likely to remember from Ruskin Bond’s nostalgic stories of his childhood.

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    The city is readily accessible by rail, road and air and makes for a hassle free holiday spot with easy transport, comfortable hotels, and mild climate. Make an excursion to the nearby Malsi Deer park for a picnic or to the Raja ji national park for its wide variety of wild animals, or take your kids over to the Zonal Anthropological Museum to marvel at the earliest origins and development of mankind. Dehradun also has the first full sized ice skating rink in India – there is something for travellers of all interests!


    Jim-Corbett is the oldest national park in India and one of its most famous wild life destinations, but what remains lesser known is the western side of the Forest reserve, spread over the Sonanadi range.Lansdowne, a British era recruit training center for Garhwal Rifles lies on the western edge of Corbett reserve area and offers the perfect base camp for those who desire quiet solitude away from the bustle of the more commercialized centers.


    The star attraction of Jim Corbett, its tiger safaries are organized from the Vatanvasa gate, 56 km from Lansdowne. One can see elephants, several species of deer, leopards and with luck, the majestic Tiger in their natural habitat. Lansdowne itself is a bird watcher’s paradies with more than 600 varieties of birds migrating there every year.

    Plan a trip with your family to any of these beautiful hill stations, and you’re sure to come back with memories for a lifetime!

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