Peechi Dam – A Great Family Picnic Destination in Kerala

Kerala is home to some of the best tourist destinations in India and is well known greenish serene geographical beauty. If you want to got out somewhere on a particular day in Kerala, you will never feel the scarcity of travel destinations. Kerala is blessed with travel attractions that are suited to all type of people and people from different parts of the world visit this place to enjoy its amazing beauty and atmosphere.

One of the best place that I have recently visited with my family in Kerala was the Peechi Dam, which is located in the District of Thrissur. The Peechi dam is a quite and beautiful dam in Kerala and is considered as one of the best picnic destination in south India. Peechi dam is blessed with an amazing natural beauty and also has a park and gardens that add more beauty to this place. A lot of people visit this place and one of the most striking feature of this place is the calm atmospheric nature that given it a unique sense of re-freshness to the mind.

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This is one of the best family vacation spots as there are no other natural threats and if you like to spend some memorable time with your family and children, then Peechi dam is the best place to be. Arrive here by 9 AM and spend some time till 12 PM after which it becomes too hot. You can also plan your trip in the evening and leave the park before the night falls. I visited this place with my kids and they really enjoyed a great time with the limited rides and other game equipment that were available at the park.

Peechi Dam Park

There is a great scope for walking as the park and garden are too big in size and you can really take your own time in exploring the dam, the park and the garden associated with it.

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There are also small fountains within the garden which adds more beauty to the place. There is also a small tower structure and once you ascent to the top of the tower, you will be able to get a wider view of the dam and its surroundings in a much better way.

Garden at Peechi Dam ThrissurIt is not recommended to visit this place during the monsoon season (July to September) as it will be heavily raining and you will find the situation very much difficult. So better visit this place when there is no rain and the best time to visit Peechi dam in Kerala is between November to March when the climate is good enough for you to enjoy.

Peechi Dam Park, Thrissur, Kerala

So if you are looking for calm and eco-friendly vacation travel spot in Kerala, then you can try out Peechi dam and enjoy its amazing ecofriendly nature and its beauty. So if you are not familiar with this place, then you can very much take the help of any of the travel tour operators that can help you in getting here.

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The Hanging Bridge at Kolencherry, Kerala

Last week I just had to visit a place named Kolencherry in the Ernakulam District in  Kerala for some personal needs. Kolencherry is an ancient town in Kerala and lies between Muvattupuzha and Kochi. It is  a moderately busy town, and while I was there I got an opportunity to go to the more rural areas of the city along with my friend.

My friend told me that he will take me to a place where I can witness something special. After travelling around 4 kilometers from Kolencherry, we reached a placed  named Thammanimattom. I was surprised to see a amazing piece of architecture in the form of  a hanging bridge across the Muvattupuzha river.

The hanging bridge is narrow in size and one can take a walk from one side of the bridge to the other side.  When I was there there were hardly more than 20 visitors on the spot and this really made me understand the fact that this attractions is still unexplored by the people.

The hanging bridge at Thammanimattom is a good and calm picnic spot and one can even take a shower in the river below. The Muvattupuzha river below the bridge is relatively safe and not too deep. So you can easily take a bath while on your trip to this place.

The Ernakulam district is home to some of the most eco friendly travel spots in Kerala and this place is very much eco friendly and provides you an amazing feeling. There is also a Toddy shop just before the bridge where you can enjoy Toddy along with some typical food that are available only in the Toddy shops of Kerala.

The presence of the toddy shop might be an issue when we think about the female travellers as they might not feel comfortable with the presence of the shop. But for the male travellers, this is an exciting place and you can rarely see such an amazing short travel destination in Kerala.

So if you happen to pass by Kolencherry, then you should visit this place if you have some time to spare.

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5 Important Winter Travel Destinations in North India

As I have mentioned in my previous blog post, India is a land of diverse cultural and geographical features. There are travel destinations for all the seasons and you can see separate travel places for the season, spring, autumn and summer season. So people of different interests can feel comfortable once they come to India, as there are destinations for all type of people.

One of the most popular travel destinations in India are the ones that are ideal to spend your winter season. When we take the case of north India, most of the winter destinations are hilly regions with cool and chilly climatic conditions. Usually people prefer to visit places with hot climatic condition during the winter season, but when it comes to the winter travel destinations of north India, majority of the place are hilly areas.

I have not visited any of the major winter travel destinations in India and everything that I am posting here is based on the research I have made using various online resources. Here I would like to share the list of the 5 important winter travel destinations in north India based on my own opinion. So here goes the list.

1) Ladakh
Ladakh is famous for its monasteries, mountain tops, cliffs and other amazing geographical features. It is a must to visit travel destination in north India and is also known for its wild-life resources. Ladakh is also considered as an ideal adventure travel destination in India and is suited for adventure activities such as trekking, rafting, mountaineering, rock climbing etc. If you are interested in sight seeing, then there is nothing better than Ladakh that can fill your mind with everlasting beautiful memories.

2) Manali
Nestled along with the Himalayan mountain ranges, Manali becomes more beautiful with its remote value and foggy hideouts. Manalia is a traveller’s delight with its amazing options for vacation trips. The place is visited by travellers from across the world and has a cool and chilly climate throughout the year. Apart from its travel attractions and sightseeing spots, the place is also ideal for various adventure activities.

3) Nainital
If you are looking for a honeymoon travel destination in north India during the winter season, then Nainital is the best recommended place. Nainital is a beautiful hill station in north India that is popular for its organic magnificence and scented candles that attract travellers from across the world. One of the major travel attractions in Nainital is the Naini Lake which has the shape of a pear. The lake also offers opportunity to enjoy a ride on the boat which gives a good view of of the city. There are also a variety of sightseeing opportunity in Nainital that prompts you to visit this place again and again.

4) Shimla
Shimla was once the summer capital of the British government in India and is still one of the most elegant winter travel destination in India. The place is ideal for sports activities such as golf, racing, cricket etc and is also the best spot for enjoying some quality shopping. In Shimla, one might not miss an opportunity to take an adventure trekking trips as there are a number of interesting trekking trails that can help you in enjoying your tour. Shimla is a place in north India that is highly recommended for travellers from different countries.

5) Gulmarg
Gulmarg is yet another winter travel destination in India that comes along with Himalayan mountain ranges and is very much popular among the adventure seekers. Trekking and skiing are two of the major adventure activity that one can participate in Gulmarg. Due to its amazing natural beauty, Gulmarg is also a great place for sightseeing for all types of people.

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Travel – The Best Way to Refresh Your Mind and Body

Travelling is something that we all love to have in our busy life schedule. Actually we all are stuck with our busy life schedule that we are not at all able to take care about the well being of our mind and body. Actually our mind and body are working continuously for long hours and this is where we need to have some rest. In India, most of the people does not have travel in their yearly schedule and are very much busy with their jobs and other works. This results in majority of the people becoming mentally and physically tired during most part of the year.

As we all know the people in the western countries are very much keen and interested in making a travel trip atleast once in a year. This will be either along, or with friends and family. Most of the westerners prefer to travel out of their countries and they make sure to spend a good chunk of their earnings for travel activities. They really enjoy their life and after a vacation travel they become very much physically and mentally refreshed.

A travel can bring a special feeling to your mind that can last for a longer period. The younger generation in India is somewhat different and they are not mainly concentrating on earning too much, rather they are willing to spend their time and money for various vacation travels in India as well as to other countries. They know the importance of travelling, and they plan their travel and tour activities in advance and also manages to arrange the money for that.

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Even you do not have the budget to travel to a foreign country, there are plenty of travel destinations in India, where you can plan your vacation. The major vacation spots in India are even visited by people from other countries. Living in India makes us less aware about the importance of the travel places in India and their place in the global tourism map. First we should identify the real gems that are near to us and visit them for a better travel experience.

The major travel destinations in India are popular throughout the world and the amount of foreign travellers coming to India speaks it all.  India has a lot of different and varied travel attractions to offer and this is mainly because India is a land of varied culture, environment, geography and other factors. You cannot point any other countries in the world that has such a varied and diverse set of places.

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If you travel to the northern part of India their you can see different travel attractions such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Udaipur Palce etc. The travel destinations of north India mainly comprises of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla, Srinagar, Manali, Kulu, Nainital, Jaipur, Udaipur etc. The western part of India have attractions such as beaches, forts, palaces, hill stations that are found in Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat etc.

In south India you can see the amazing travel attractions such as the beaches, backwaters, hill stations, waterfalls etc in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Towards the eastern parts of India you can visit the places and travel attractions in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal etc.

So it is not a matter of the lack of travel attractions in India, rather it is just a fact that most of the people are not aware about these. These places are very much affordable to visit and does not need to make other formal travel documents. The vacation spots of India is on par with any other attractions around the world and I am still confused on why we are not able to realise this fact.

Hope that we identify the fact atleast now and also plan a travel trip atleast once in a year with our friends or family. This will help us to relieve the extra stress and pressure from the body and make our mind calm and relaxed.

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What is your favorite pass time?

We all have different types of hobbies and activities that we try to engage with while we are having free time. I also have a lot of pass time activities that I engage and different people have different tastes and attitudes. Hence there will be a variety in the hobbies of different persons at a given point of time.

Some of my favorite pass time activities include
1) Watching movies
2) Watching soccer
3) Reading
4) Spending time with kids
5) Going for a ride on the motor bike.
6) Taking a walk down the lane
etc. etc..

I have listed out some of my favorite hobies, and hope that you also share yours with me…

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