In 1931, two British mountaineers, Frank S Smythe and R I Holdsworth, were returning from a trek up Mount Kamet in the Himalayas, when they lost their way and suddenly came upon an amazing sight – a valley carpeted with flowers of many colours! Frank Smythe was so fascinated that he returned some years later, and wrote a book about the place. He called it the Valley of Flowers, and that’s how it’s known even today. […]
The Dal Lake is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Srinagar, the summer capital of the northern-most State of India – Jammu and Kashmir.
It has a shoreline of around 15 km. It’s not just one water body, but several inter-linked ones. It has islands as well as ‘floating gardens’. These gardens are known as Rad in the local language. They are not attached to the lake bottom but float on the water. They are very fertile, and vegetables and fruits are cultivated on them. […]
Darjeeling is a popular hill station in West Bengal, perched in the foothills of the Himalayas. One of its chief attractions is the Toy Train. The train isn’t a ‘toy’, like the ones in Malls. It is called a ‘Toy Train’ because it runs on a very narrow track, and so the engine and coaches are much smaller than those of regular trains. […]
Much is known about India’s cultural and historic legacy and also about its beautiful landscapes, but in the last few decade, India is also coming into its own as a destination for adventure tours and fun activities. One such exciting adventure is the yak safari-s that are available in Gangtok, Sikkim. You can take a safari around the lovely waters of the Tsomgo Lake and enjoy the beauty around you while seated on a yak that is bedecked with ornaments and woolen knits. Going on a safari gives one the opportunity to explore the land, its fauna and flora in their natural states and India offers many such exciting adventures to travelers.