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Top 5 Tourist Destinations in South India

Published on 05/06/2014 by Mahima Shantitravel

Houseboat in Kerala

The southern part of the Indian peninsula – with its lush forests and gurgling rivers, pristine beaches and hills, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries, architectural wonders and a cultural heritage spanning several centuries – is truly a traveler’s paradise. Broadly covering the States of Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as well the Union Territories of Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South India can be a real treat as much for the nature lovers and backpackers as for families on vacation. Though the vast expanse of South India cannot be explored in a single visit, these five destinations should definitely be on your itinerary for a true South Indian rendezvous. Continue reading

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Discovering Panjim in Goa

Published on 15/01/2014 by Maria Shantitravel
Sunset at the Reis Magos Fort in Varem

Sunset at the Reis Magos Fort in Varem

I discovered the charming beauty of Panjim, the capital of Goa, on a New Year’s Eve when I tried to escape the crowds thronging the myriad beaches. Before this, I only used to go to Panjim to catch a bus or rent a scooter to rush to the soft sands of the Arambol or Palolem beaches. Contrary to the opinion of many beach lovers, Panjim (also known as Panaji) is a nice destination where you can spend two or three days without your swimming costume and sunscreen. If you need a break from the beaches in Goa, drive down to Panjim! Continue reading

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Published on 09/10/2013 by Maria Shantitravel
Palolem Beach in Goa

Palolem Beach in Goa

For the many years that I have been holidaying in Goa and after exploring almost all corners of this tropical paradise, I always stop at Palolem Beach. It is in the South of the former Portuguese colony at around 50 km from the city of Margao and around 70 km from the Vasco airport.  The beach is around 1.5 km long, crescent-shaped and surrounded by palm trees leaning down on the sand and by hundreds of ‘’coco-huts’’. I truly believe that it is the best beach in India. Continue reading

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Travel Destinations in India

Published on 19/06/2013 by Ritu ShantiTravel

Kerala Houseboat on the BackwatersIndia is a land of many contrasts. She carries mountains and oceans, frozen lakes and sweltering beaches, modernity and traditions, the rich and the poor, and intellectuals and illiterates. India has been a subject of global fascination for years. A mention of India still conjures up a vision of majestic elephants, snake charmers and princely palaces. Today, India is a far cry from what it used to be when it was emancipated from the imperialistic rule of the British. One of the fastest growing nations in the world, India is metamorphosing into a global economic giant. And along with that, she has become one of the most popular tourist destinations. Continue reading

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