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Things to do in Srinagar in 72 hours

Things to do in Srinagar in 72 hours

Srinagar is a perfect travel destination which never ceases to amaze any traveller through its natural charms, adventurous activities, and surreal vibes. Every travel lover must visit this enchanting abode once in their lifetime no matter from which country or city they belong to.

Well, sometimes we don’t have enough time for travel but, still, we want to embark on a trip. However, 3 days is a very brief period to explore a fascinating place like Srinagar. Nevertheless, all such travellers must plan this short tour in a way so that they can get the gist of Srinagar even in 3 days.

You can buy a 3 day Kashmir package otherwise you can plan for yourself as per your interests.

Itinerary of Things to do in Srinagar

The valleys of Kashmir calls out for all the adventure lovers to conquer the steep mountains, take a dip in fierce lakes and jump off the high cliff to fly high! So, there are plenty of activities to kick start your adrenaline rush in Srinagar. Out of them, we are shortlisting only the craziest and loveliest ones to make your short trip unforgettable.

Day 1:

Go for Shikara Ride/houseboat stay at Dal Lake:

houseboat

Nothing could be a better start than visiting the most famous Dal Lake and enjoying the Shikara Ride. These beautiful houseboats are the speciality of Srinagar which you can’t afford to miss. They are a decorated wooden houseboat which looks exactly like mini-hotels floating over the serene waters of the lake.

You won’t feel like you are in a boat as it is furnished with all amenities having bedrooms, dining area, bathrooms and sources of entertainment. The ethereal feel of living amidst a lake surrounded by picturesque views is something which you will miss the most after the trip!

Visit the Magnificent Shankaracharya Temple:

Shankaracharya Temple

Located just a few miles away from Dal Lake, Shankaracharya Temple is your next destination. You should stop here for a little while to see the marvellous structure and get blessings of Gods. The stunning views of the entire city along with beautiful mountains from here will surely spellbind you!

Explore the Mughal marvel – Shalimar Bagh:

Shalimar Bagh

After having your lunch, you should go to have a glimpse at the Mughal architecture of Srinagar. You can easily reach here by taking a small walk from the temple. This abode of love is perfect for your vacation snaps with appealing flower beds, sparkling fountain pools, and mighty Chinar trees.

Shop in Famous Markets:

Shop in Famous Markets

Well, any trip is incomplete without buying souvenirs for your loved ones. Stroll in some famous markets like Lal Chowk, Badshah Chowk, Polo view market and Raghunath Bazaar for getting the authentic Kashmiri materials. Don’t get confused as you have too many beautiful options to choose from. Focus on the famous things to buy in Srinagar like Pashminas, carved wooden boxes, Kashmiri carpets, silver jewellery, and embroidered scarves.

Spend the night in your houseboat to have fun!

Day 2:

Go to Gulmarg for adventurous activities:

Gulmarg for adventurous activities

Head to your next destination which is the pristine town of Gulmarg mainly known as the favourite skiing destination. Gulmarg is a must visit destination with its snow-covered mountains to add some frost into your vacation! You can estimate its popularity by glancing at Kashmir packages as most of them contain Gulmarg into them.

Well, you would need an entire day to explore the natural wonders of Gulmarg. It is the real heaven for adventure enthusiasts. We are mentioning some of the main activities which you can do here:

Gondola Cable Car Ride:

Gondola Cable Car Ride

Try out the only cable car ride of Asia situated at an elevation of 13,500 feet above the sea level. All you can see are ice covered fields, mountains and floating clouds from your cable car. Isn’t it enticing? Well, tell your views after trying it!

Skiing:

Skiing

The Gulmarg Ski Area which is the biggest ski area of Srinagar is a must visit place for you. Slide on the ice-coated track with an outline of big pine trees under professional assistance. Don’t worry if you don’t know skiing; you can also try snowboarding, snow scooter ride and snow bobbing here! And hey, wear the warmest clothes you have while visiting there.

Trekking:

Trekking

The icy trails of Nagin Valley are best for trekkers to enjoy an exciting trek. You will be astonished to know that this beautiful site is opened recently after a 22 years long ban. So, explore the tricky paths of this valley covered with clouds to have maximized fun!

Day 3:

Go for Paragliding:

Paragliding

Start your day by jumping off a high cliff of Srinagar. And hey, don’t jump without your parachute. (In case you took the first like too seriously!) Paragliding in the panoramic valleys of Kashmir is a blissful experience which should surely be on your list. The view from such a height is something like living a dream! Paraglide above gorgeous lakes dotted with mountains and trees and enjoy a visual treat!

Walk in the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden:

Tulip Garden

Stroll amidst the fragrant colourful tulips in the most popular Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. The charming view along with the sweet scent will take away all your tiredness and worries! This is one of the main reasons why Kashmir is called a paradise on earth. The breath-taking backdrop will be perfect for some beautiful snaps!

Go for Sightseeing:

You can spend your last evening in sightseeing of some other prominent places. Head to the old city to visit Jamia Masjid and see the architectural intelligence of Mughals. All the history lovers can also explore the Hazratbal mosque. You can also add Hari Parbat Fort in the list or walk in the markets to mix up with the locals of Srinagar.

So, in this way you can enjoy every minute of your short trip fully. You can make alterations in this plan according to your preferences. Have an awesome and memorable trip!

 Read More: Why Kerala is a blessing for nature lovers?

Why Kerala is a blessing for nature lovers?

Why Kerala is a blessing for nature lovers?

Kerala has everything a nature lover can cherish, starting with the hill stations to the waterfalls and exotic beaches, from the wildlife centuries to the lovely tea estates, from the luxury hotel accommodation to the homestays and tree houses to the incredible boathouses.

A tour to the south of India is all about discovering old traditions, rich cultural heritage, incredible scenic beauty, and Kerala is one of the most sought locations in the south which witnesses lots of tourists throughout the year. Kerala tour packages generally includes classic temples, splendid backwaters, exotic beaches, remarkable wildlife sanctuaries, rich flora and fauna along with the most amazing nature.

Kerala is also famous for its Ayurveda and yoga resorts. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest healing systems which include the whole body, based on the principal that health and wellness completely depend on a balance between mind, body, and soul. People from all over the world come to attend the Ayurveda sessions and the major reason to make Kerala famous for these massages is the abundance of natural resources.

There are various reasons that attract tourists in Kerala, but the major attraction is its beauty, the unmatched natural scenic beauty. Lots of couples visit Kerala for their honeymoon to enjoy the serenity and togetherness amidst the natural surroundings.

Let’s have a look at few of the must-visit sites in Kerala that are blessed with Mother Nature.

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Athirappilly Waterfalls

A must for everyone planning a trip to Kerala, known as the “The Niagara Falls of India”. The amazing 80-feet high and 330-feet wide biggest waterfall in Kerala. It’s a border of Ernakulam and Thrissur District in Kerala.

Not only the waterfall but the surroundings offer outstanding views of the Sholayar hills and the Western Ghats making Athirapally most chased destination among nature lovers.

You can also choose to drive through the dense forest from Athirappilly to Vazhachal falls enjoying the wide variety of endangered Flora and fauna. Daily Jungle Safari trips are also available in Athirappilly and the nearby sites also offer short and safe trekking options.

Alleppey

Alleppey

Alleppey known as Alappuzha lies on the edge of the Ashtamudi Lake. A town described as “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon is famous for water canals, lovely beaches, backwaters, and Lagoons.

One of the most eminent tourist destinations in Kerala, famous for its backwaters which is a chain of saline lagoons and lakes parallel to the Arabian Sea coast. You can stay in boat houses and experience the divine feeling amidst the greenery that will transfer you to the whole new world.

And if you are a photography and nature lover, you will get ample chances to capture the beautiful nature. Summer is the ideal time to visit this beautiful land. The other major sites to visit are, Alleppey Beach, Marari Beach, Indira Gandhi National Park, Kuttanad backwaters, St. Mary’s Forane church, Krishnapuram Palace.

Munnar

Munnar

Munnar is a mesmerizing hill station of Kerala, situated in the Idukki district at 5,200 ft (approx.) above sea level. A popular honeymoon destination is known as “Kashmir of South India” because of its natural beauty and fascinating sites. It’s a union of 3 mountains, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala where you can get the hands-on experience of plucking tea leaves from One of the biggest tea plantations of South India and feel the amazing fragrance of tea plantations along with exotic lush greenery and mountain crests.

Marayoor which is situated at 40Kms from Munnar is famous for its Sandalwood trees and the first national park of Kerala, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations and Eravikulam National park are most renowned destination among tourists.

Wayanad

Wayanad

Nature’s heaven nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats situated on high altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100. Forest land that reminds us of the dreamland we have imagined in our dreams, an unspoiled clean and green land with enchanting and spellbinding beauty.

A place that tops the list of nature lovers and if you love to explore the history alongside the nature nothing can be better then Edakkal caves which are an emblem of our rich history, the carving reflects the whole civilization of enlightened people. For a nature lover’s delight, there are lots of waterfalls, Soochippara waterfall is one of the most famous and must visit falls, other important sites are Kanthanpara waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Pookot Lake, Pakshipathalam, Wayanad/Muthanga National Park. Also, Wayanad enjoys a good climate throughout the year, so yu can plan anytime and you will not be disappointed.

Thekkady

Thekkady

Thekkady has located about 257 km from Trivandrum, on the banks of Lake Periyar. Popular among travellers for its Periyar National Park, which is preserving various animal’s species including elephants, sambars, gaurs, tigers, and rare lion-tailed macaques.

More than half of Thekkady is covered by thick evergreen forest and this enthralling scenic beauty along with its wildlife is attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

The Kerala tourism arranges the visit into the middle of the jungles, you can go on your feet while walking or on top of elephants, an awesome opportunity to enjoy the real beauty of the nature for nature lovers.

Kovalam

Kovalam

It’s a beach town by the Arabian Sea with lots of coconut trees everywhere. It is home to Internationally renowned beaches and the oldest tourist enclaves in India extremely popular among foreigners because of its shallow waters and low tide. Surrounded Lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach, three curve shaped beaches.

If you love beaches, then you have two major famous options in Kerala Kovalam or Varkala Beaches. The natural charm of Kovalam attracts everyone, its partially black soil, lighthouse, and the attractive beaches are also the reasons that attract lots of bag-packers every year. You can experience surfing, Motorboat and Wooden boat ride at Hawah.

Also, you can roam around the beaches enjoy the lovely site of sunset, enjoy the variety of local food and buy some souvenirs for your friends and family.

The list doesn’t end, there is so much to discover and enjoy in Kerala, even few of the amazing hill stations in the world belongs to them. Kerala is an enchanting mixture of lovely surprises, that’s why Kerala tour packages are a paradise for everyone, especially nature lovers.

If you want to spend some quality time with your loved ones amidst the beautiful surroundings, admiring nature, Kerala is the perfect destination.

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How expensive is it to Travel Ladakh?

How expensive is it to Travel Ladakh:

 Ladakh is true heaven nestled in the Himalayas far away from the chaos, pollution, and hullabaloo of other cities. The beauty of Ladakh makes it one of the top travel destinations of the world.

Whenever we plan a trip to any such place the questions like “when to go?” and “how much the trip will cost?” pop up in our minds. Some people think that Ladakh is an expensive destination and eventually never plans a trip to Ladakh.

Just like any other Indian destination, you can plan a trip to Ladakh in a moderate budget. All you have to do is proper planning after gaining adequate information about the place. People who follow a well-laid itinerary for Ladakh tour can explore this heavenly land within a decent budget. You can also consider buying Ladakh tour packages for a budget-friendly tour.

If you are also worried about the travel expenses of your Ladakh trip then, read the given guidelines and basic information. Yes, wise planning can save your extra bucks while exploring Ladakh.

Minimum Budget for Ladakh Trip:

Your trip cost depend on many factors like the number of trip days, the number of people visiting, eating habits, number of places you wish to cover and mode of transport. However, we can give you a rough estimation of all these factors so that you can calculate your own budget as per your requirements.

1. Ladakh Travel Cost:

The mode of transport is a major factor in deciding your trip budget while travelling to Ladakh. You won’t find many public transport options in Ladakh due to challenging roads and scarcely populated area. Hence, most of the tourists opt for personal transportation or private cabs/taxis.

  • Private Motorcycle/Car:

Ladakh Private Motorcycle

The main concern while traveling through a personal vehicle is the cost of fuel. You will be covering around 3300 – 3600 km on your Ladakh Trip. If your bike gives your mileage about 25 KMPL then, INR 9,500 – 11,000 will be the estimated fuel cost of your Ladakh trip. If it gives less mileage, then you can calculate accordingly.

You can also estimate the cost of car fuel in the same manner. The total cost can be divided into the number of travelers if you are traveling with friends. Just remember that car gives comparatively less mileage in hills than plains.

  • Self-drive Rented Vehicle:

The cost of fuel will remain the same in this case. You have to just add the rent charges of the vehicle (car/bike). For instance, you can hire a decent bike in approx. INR 1,200 -1,400 per day. So, the cost of 10 days will be around INR 12,000 – 14,000. After adding the cost of fuel into it, the final cost will be around INR 24,000 – 26,000.

  • Private Cab:

Travelling via private cab can enhance your travel expense as compared to the other modes of transport. The charges of the private cab will be:

  • From Manali to Leh: INR 15,000 – 20,000
  • From Srinagar to Leh: INR 13,000 – 16,000
  • 2-day Tour to Destinations like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri: INR 10,000 – 12,000.
  • Total Taxi Fare after Discount: INR 50,000 – 60,000 approx.

Non-local taxis are not allowed for Leh Ladakh sightseeing. So, hire one from Ladakh for visiting special permit areas.

  • Shared Taxi:

You can save a lot by choosing these shared taxis over the personal cabs. If you are travelling solo or with only 1-2 people then, this option can be looked upon. Per person charges from Manali to Leh or Srinagar to Leh are INR 2,500 in these. After adding up local sightseeing charges, it will cost somewhere between INR 8,000 – 10,000 per person.

  • Bus service:

The bus can be the cheapest traveling option but, it is also the most inconvenient one in Ladakh. The bus timings can vary from your schedule and at some places the buses don’t run regularly. It runs 2-3 times in a week in high altitude areas of Ladakh. The one-way bus fares are:

  • From Manali to Leh: INR 2,500 (deluxe), INR 500 (Regular)
  • From Srinagar to Leh: INR 1,000 (deluxe), INR 500 (Regular)

Hence, you can calculate your total trip cost as per your mode of transport and the number of people from the given rates.

Food + Accommodation Budget for Ladakh Trip:

For a pocket-friendly trip, it is advisable to stay in an average budget hotel on your Ladakh tour. Or else you can buy Ladakh tour packages which will cover your stay, travel, and food at a fixed rate.

The cost of a decent hotel, three-time food and other miscellaneous expenses like permit, etc. will be around INR 900-1000 per day. This rate will apply on per person if you are traveling in a group where you can share the expenses. For a 10 day trip, you will have to spend INR 10,000 – 11,000 approx. on your food, accommodation, and other extra expenses.

Again, this estimated rate can fluctuate on the basis of your choices. For example, you can have a wholesome meal in INR 50-70 at a Dhaba, and the same meal will cost you approx. INR 150 – 170 in a restaurant at Changspa Road. Your preferences like vegetarian and non-vegetarian also affect the total budget.

  1. Budget for Activities in Ladakh:

Activities to do in Ladakh

You can participate in various adventurous activities offered in Ladakh. Trying them is totally your own call if you want to spice up your trip more. We are mentioning the per person approximate cost of a few activities:

  • Trekking: INR 15,000 – 43,000
  • Camping: INR 8,700 – 27,000
  • Quad Biking: INR 7,000 – 9,000
  • Rafting: INR 1,800 – INR 3,000

Hence, the total trip amount can be estimated from the given figures. The figures are high for some while low for others. You can have an awesome trip at Ladakh by choosing the low-cost options if budget is an issue for you. Remember that, you shouldn’t stop living your dreams. With a wise plan and proper research, everything is possible!

Religious Places in India

Religious places in India

India is popular all over the world for its mysticism, spirituality and centuries-old beliefs that is celebrated with great vigor and enthusiasm. From north to south and from east to west every step of the way you will be encountering some of the most vibrant religions of India.

If you want to experience the divinity of your own then here are top 10 holy places of India which you should definitely visit at least once in a lifetime because, in the end, all you have is memories:

Badrinath (Uttarakhand)

Badrinath

Believed to be the permanent abode of Vishnu Ji and laced with ancient philosophy and stories, Badrinath is one of the most vital pillars of religion in India. All this significance makes this temple a crucial part of not only Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand but for all India Chardham Yatra as well. This colorful and imposing seat of Lord Badri exudes a deeply calming and positive energy that works in attracting a huge throng of believers. However, your pilgrimage remains incomplete if you don’t go on Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra together.

Mahabodhi temple complex (Bihar)

Mahabodhi temple

Known for being the epicenter of Buddhism and closely related to the life and times of Buddha himself, this temple is a mark of deep divinity. Created by Emperor Ashok this masterpiece architecture is a UNESCO world heritage site. The place reminds us of the most important event that caused a massive change in the religious beliefs since this is the exact point where Buddha achieved his enlightenment after meditating deeply under the cool shade of Bodhi tree. People from Korea, China, Japan, and other southeast Asian nations visit here as a part of their Buddhist pilgrimage.

Vaishno Devi (Jammu Kashmir)

Vaishno Devi

Dedicated to Adi Shakti and perched on the side of a hilly slope in Katra, Vaishno Devi has earned 2nd place in being the most religious places in India. The presiding deity is referred to as Mata Rani which you can hear devotees with red ‘chunri’ wrapped around their foreheads chanting rhythmically all along your journey up to her sacred cave shrine. The temple can be only reached after covering a distance of 13.5 km which can be covered using different modes of transportation as well.

Venkateshwara temple (Andhra Pradesh)

Venkateshwara temple

Believed to be one of the richest temples in the world this magnificent and sacred place of worship for people from all over the world, is the perfect representation of the faith, belief and deeply rooted traditions of the people here. The main temple structure is located amidst the lush greenery and stands out due to its stunning white color. Be sure to plan your trip properly before going there since it is also one of the busiest temples in the world with almost 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims counts on a daily basis.

Siddhivinayak temple (Maharashtra)

Siddhivinayak temple

You may have been to a lot of temples in India however this temple holds a special quality. It is said that the presiding deity of Lord Ganesh grants every wish here. the temple remains thronged with tourists and devotees which include big-time businessmen and celebrities. this important religious spot is believed to have been built by Lord Vishnu in an attempt to worship Ganesha to attain siddhi and get rid of all the evil forces. This story is one in many which only adds on to its pristine opulence.

Tawang monastery (Arunachal Pradesh)

Tawang monastery

This sacred place which is perched on a mountain top is the second largest monastery in the world just after Lahsa monastery (no longer in use as per Chinese laws). This is three storied mystical place of Buddhist worship is currently the largest ACTIVE monastery in the world. This place should not be missed out on during your visit to India because other than the temples this magnificent monastery exuding incredible peace is a once in a lifetime experience. Apart from the magnificent views of the valley below you will also be able to experience the local life of the people living there.

Amaranth temple Yatra (Jammu Kashmir)

Amaranth temple Yatra

What can be said about the massive cave of Amarnath? This sacred Shakti peeth is surrounded by rolling green hills and clear skies. The pilgrimage of Amarnath is not only one of the most remote and difficult one but it is also very beautiful. Pilgrims make their way on the edge of the mountain to offer their prayer to the ice shiv ling which is referred to the stalagmite formation that takes place here during the winter months. The cave holds an interesting story about how Shivji and Parvati maa had spent their days here, making it one of the prime Hubspot for Hindu believers.

Shree Jagannath temple (Odisha)

ShreeJagannath temple

Dedicated to an incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu, Jagannath, this temple is a vital pilgrimage destination since it is a part of all India Chardham Yatra. Located along the eastern coast of Puri the current temple structure was created in the 10th century whose deeply spiritual vibe is inescapable here. The annual rath yatra is probably one of the grandest processions which takes place here and the entire town of Puri is brought to life. The legends and significance of this temple can be felt through its intricate artwork depicted finely on its walls, pillars, and arches.

Kashi Vishwanath (Uttar Pradesh)

baba-vishwanath-temple

Dedicated to Shivji for being one of the most prominent out of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, this magnificent golden topped temple is the central focus of worship for avid Shaivites. The significance of this temple can be traced back to it literary mention found in various holy Hindu scriptures and texts. Inside the temple, every corner and inch is carved out in a designer fashion and consists of a number of small unique architectural elements that makes this temple extremely special.

Banke Bihari temple (Uttar Pradesh)

Banke Bihari temple

Located in the epicenter for the believers in Krishna Ji, Mathura, this temple consists of 7 different shrines dedicated to different forms of Krishna Ji. Baanke literally translates in to ‘bent in three places’ and Bihari means ‘supreme enjoyer’, the temple is adorned with saffron-colored flowers hanging from the ceilings and colorful small clothes made for Krishna Ji. If you are looking to experience the serenity of spiritualism close to Delhi as a spiritual weekend getaway then this is the place to be.

Read More: Places to visit during Chardham Yatra

Choose the Best Cake for Your Anniversary

Anniversary Cake

Whether, you are celebrating your weekly anniversary, monthly anniversary or yearly anniversary. Or maybe you want to celebrate the day when you started your romance last month or buy a new car last week? It could be anything, and you have all the rights to celebrate every anniversary to the fullest, no one will judge you. Celebrations of anniversaries must be special and large. As anniversaries are the days where you revive your love and emotions for the people and the things you love throughout the period. It’s all about, never giving up on each other.

And we know you want to celebrate all the highs and lows you have faced together, the whole journey you have covered together and you are excited for the next upcoming journey as well. That is why FlowernCake have got you exhaustive choices of cakes and gift for you to choose. And we are the most popular and admired online store which provides the best anniversary cake delivery in India.

Adding a cake to any celebration is a compulsory habit as no celebration is complete without dessert. And a cake is a king of all the dessert when we have big and grand reasons to celebrate. And anniversary without a moist and fluffy cake is as boring as a romantic movie without a love song. And we have so many ideas for you to surprise her on this anniversary.

You can buy a cake with happy anniversary note on it and can deliver it to any part of India on the same day or at midnight.

Choose the Best Happy Anniversary Cake from Our Exclusive Collection

Build your bond stronger this anniversary by adding sweetness in the celebration and to your bond as well. And because every couple has their own different story, so we have got you different cake choices to celebrate every different story.

Not only different choices we have flexible timing for you to decide the best for them. Take your time and explore our online cake and flower store to make her feel special. And because we offer you 24*7 services and ensures you delivery within 2-3 hours. Hence, you have plenty of time and choices to surprise your boo on this big day with lots of surprises. But first, let us introduce you to our exclusive store. We have a store full of choices, have a look at our cakes and choose the best among all:

Heart shaped Cake

Heart Shaped Cake

First thing first, if you are celebrating your love anniversary then do not forget to add a heart-shaped delightful treat to your plan. These heart-shaped cakes are a traditional way to express your emotions for them.

So grab the chance and order online from any corner of India. As we deliver happiness to every part of India.

Velvet Cake

Velvet Cake

Velvet cake has its own importance and significance in the life of lovers. The design of velvet has layer after layer, which represents its deep and intense taste. Hence, you can choose this cake to show your deep and intense emotions for her. And your partner is definitely going to admire the beauty and uniqueness of velvet cake. So what are waiting for?? Visit FlowernCake to order online the tasty yet beautiful and scrumptious cake today, as we offer same day delivery as well.

Photo cake

Photo Cake

If you want to make your day memorable, then this is the best idea to go with. Choose the picture, which will put him/her to the flashback. And let her feel the love you shared during the past. This is the best way to tell her you do care and you value the days you with them. Go find your best picture today, to create some more memories with your beloved.

Cup Cake

Cup Cake

Large cakes are so basic. Say hello to the trendy cupcakes, and order a delicious cupcake to celebrate this anniversary together. Cupcakes are in the trend these days, as people are getting more and more health conscious these days. They have switched to a cupcake from traditional large cakes. Yes, because you want to maintain your health goals but with that, you don’t want to skip your celebrations of love. And no celebration is a real celebration if you haven’t added any dessert to it. And cakes are the best surprise gift ever. So, don’t skip the celebration order a small delightful gift tonight.

Designer Cake

Designer Cake

Make her feel special and customize your cake on your own. Let her know, you care for him/her. And design a cake which symbolizes them and truly defines your boo. So don’t wait, get your dream cake designed for them today. And order whenever you are done with your designing, as we offer 24*7 services and ensure your delivery within 2 hrs.

Cake by Flavours

Cake By Flavours

We have ample options for all you foodies. You can choose the cake with their flavours. We offer Vanilla cake to pineapple cake to strawberry cake to kiwi cake. You name it, and we are ready to deliver it for you. We have a different design for chocolate cakes. So give us a chance to be a part of your celebration and let us deliver you the best you ordered.

Build your bond stronger this anniversary

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Choose the best and order online from ‘Flowerncake. And don’t forget to add the brightness of flowers and the power of love note. Because only flowers can tickle her pink and simple love note has the power to change the game. Simple love note with a small message like ‘I Love You’ or ‘I adore you’ can blow the wind of love into your celebration.

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TEN HELPFUL TIPS FOR NEW USERS OF THE INSTAPOT

Instapot

New with the instapot machine? No worries, don’t be intimidated with it, think more of the delicious food you’re going to cook from now on. Trust me, you can do a lot with this multi cooker, even much more than you’ve ever imagined.

It’s true that it has a good reputation in the cooking world thanks to its pros, yet using an instapot can be a bit challenging at first, that is the reason why we’ve made this list of 10 useful tips for the new users.

  • Read the manual! This can save you a lot of time and respond to many questions you might ask yourself about how to start it how to optimize the heat, the pressure, etc. but in case you’re able to use only one button, choose a manual one, so you regulate it following your desires. In brief, try to keep the user manual handy so you can ensure adhering to all safety precautions.
  • As the instapot is a multi-functional machine, you can adapt it to your needs with no problems, and keep all in only one pot, great for saving dishes isn’t it?
  • Do not open your instant pot if the pressure is not fully released. The floating valve normally drops as all the pressure is immediately released from the pot. To make sure that all the pressure had been released, just turn the venting knob to its venting position.
  • Pay special attention the silicone sealing ring, it usually deform over time. You need to change this once in a while.
  • An instant pot had two release options, the quick and natural one. If you have time and not rushing to anything, you can let the pressure release on its own, you will know that once the float valve drops down. However, if you are in a hurry, you can use the quick release option, just make sure you always keep your body parts away from the hole on top of the steam release handle so you don’t get burnt. Additionally, avoid using it for food with the high volume or starch or large liquid volume, they may splatter and shower you and your kitchen.
  • When cooking meat, always use only one cup of total liquid. Plenty of liquid will result in diluting the flavor and extending the time and pressure release time.
  • It’s common that most recipes advertise cooking time, yet it’s rare when the time required getting up to pressure and the pressure release time at the end of the recipe, are mentioned.
  • At the end, keep in mind that with your instant pot, you can cook frozen food, but this will extend the pressure cooking time for sure. You can avoid this by setting it on sauté mode once you take it out for preheating. This allows you sufficient to to warm up you gather your ingredients. Simply push up the button off to pause the sauté mode.
  • You’re done with the cooking, now comes the cleaning which is very easy. Yet, NEVER use a steel wool to do so.

Closing words

It takes some time to get familiar with your instant pot, but with practice it will become an ordinary task that you perform in an ordinary day.

Don’t hesitate to share your tips for using the instant pot!

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Everything you need to know about Dubai Expo 2020!

Dubai Expo 2020

The date is locked on 20 October 2020; not just the UAE but the entire world is looking forward to it! Hold your breath because we are going to unveil the interesting facts about Dubai Expo 2020 right here, right now.

Who isn’t familiar to Dubai’s magnificence and extravaganza? Its marvelous creativity is known to all with the tallest ever Burj Khalifa, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, supersized picture–frame-like Dubai Frame and twisted Cayan tower, among many others. Taking the legacy forward and adding a notable chapter to its till-date accomplishments, is the Expo 2020 Dubai.

For people unaware of the world of Expo…

Expo is a world fair of more than 100 countries participating on an international scale and displaying some mind-boggling exhibitions (yes, something like you did in the schools but on a global platform). It is opened for millions of people to engage and contribute as contestants as well as the audience. The exhibits aim to educate the public, share innovation, foster collaboration and reward human ingenuity. This World Fair is organized every 5 years, and continues for 6 months, showcasing the best products. Coordinated by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), there is a selection of the different host every time. Bids are placed and the country with the highest votes earns the chance to present the event.

What is the Dubai Expo 2020?

Started back in 1851, in London’s Crystal Palace, where 100,000 objects were on display to tell the story of the industrial revolution, Expo has come a long way. Last year, the responsibility was shouldered to Milan, Italy and maintaining the tradition, this year Dubai has got the prestige. Thanks to its two years of passionate hard work and effort. 190 nations are confirmed to be participating and sharing their rocking expositions. It is like discovering these amazing countries without crossing borders. The festival will run between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021.

Senior vice-president for legacy development at Expo 2020, Marjan Faraidooni says “The way we describe it right now is as a festival of innovation, where we as an Expo are given a platform where people come together, companies come together, and they tell us what they’re doing to address challenges we all face as humanity.”

How did Dubai win?

The words “Ladies and gentlemen, Dubai wins.”, on November 27, 2013, elated the hall and the UAE with cheerfulness and excitement. The selection of hosts and candidates is placed in the general assembly of BIE in Paris. 164 nations were entitled to vote for who should be handed over the dutiful role of conducting the Expo in 2020. It was a proud moment when Dubai became the clear winner with 116 votes, beating the Yekaterinburg, Russia at 47. The Minister of State and managing director of the Dubai World Expo 2020 bid committee, Reem Al Hashemi received a wonderful round of applause for beautifully demonstrating the diversity and infrastructure of Dubai.

The Theme of Dubai Expo 2020 is…

It’s another milestone for Dubai where it is to celebrate innovation and invention. The themes of the Expo are made to impact the world and humans broadly. It must be about progress without harming the environment and ways to have a beautiful future. This is a huge affair and thus the UAE and the Vice President of Dubai-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, have fixed on the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. This idea revolves around the concept of Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity, also the sub-themes. Last year, Milan had chosen “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.

It’s the first time in MENA & SA

Beyond being once in a lifetime deal for UAE, the Expo is also the first experience for the Middle East and North Africa, and South Africa region. And overall, it is one of the biggest opportunities for UAE to connect with nations and explore the cultures vehemently. The narrative is expected to be modified and this time the Expo is not just about the most powerful and meaningful exhibitions, but it is also about coming together as a prosperous society and bringing solutions for a sustainable environment.

It is to be held in Dubai South

Located close to Al Maktoum International Airport, the Expo is to be staged at Dubai South. The site would occupy 4.38 sq km (438 hectares). It would have four main entrances for easy convenience of people. And the heart of the Expo is Al Wasl Plaza.

Each theme and nation will have a separate pavilion

It’s Dubai- and, needless to say, it is going to be a step ahead of what has already happened in the past. Dubai is known for its outlandish thoughts and out of the box architecture. And here is the proof. The Expo is dominated by the massive dome of Al Wasl Plaza which will be 65 metres tall with a diameter of 150m. It will hold about 10,000 visitors and is built of light and translucent materials. As the name Al Wasl means ‘the connection’, it is the physical replication of Dubai’s theme and connects all the sub-themes’ and nations’ pavilion together, through its seven entrances and exits. The dome is captivating as it doubles up to be a 360-degree projection for visitors both indoors and outdoors. It also contains fountains, waterfalls, and parks and courtyards, and is partly opened at the top to the sky.

Sub Themes:

Opportunity: Luxembourg Pavillion by MetaForm and Space Factory

Sustainability: Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw

Mobility: Mobility Pavilion by Foster + Partners

Nation:

  • UAE Pavilion is designed by Santiago Calatrava and resembles the country’s traditional bird falcon’s wings that are about to fly, which expresses the country’s goal of global connectedness.
  • Austrian Pavilion is designed as truncated cones by Querkraft.
  • USA Pavilion is based on the theme “What Moves You” and is structured by Fentress Architects.
  • UK Pavilion is being designed by the award-winning artist and designer Es Devlin OBE.
  • Spain Pavilion is shaped as the inflatable canopy of nine yellow ETFE cylinders set by Selgascano and FRPO.
  • New Zealand Pavilion shows care for people and place and is devised by Jasmax.

What you can expect at the Dubai Expo 2020?

Each theme park includes performance spaces, innovation galleries, art installations, and outdoor gardens. It is all family entertainment.

  • Be amazed by the jaw-dropping architecture at every corner.
  • Watch the screening at the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface.
  • Taste food and beverages from all over the world at more than 200 outlets.
  • Observe the entire Expo from the rotating observation tower.
  • Enjoy the art at the living canvas.
  • Keep cool while wandering under the UAE’s national tree.
  • Groove at the live performances of stars, comedians and other world-famous talents.
  • Encourage your child to be a part of robot workshops.
  • Revel in cultural experiences like digital theatre, dance shows, fashion shows, and entertainers.

The legacy plans are “wide-ranging and ambitious”

Employing billions of dollars to install the structure for the Expo won’t be wasted after the event’s conclusion. The city is not going to die after 2020. The official website exclaims that this site would further anchor the development needs. 80% of whatever is built would remain as a legacy. It is soon going to be the wheel for people to learn what is important for them to sustain in the future. For the locals and tourists, children and old, this place will continue communicating benefits spanning everything, innovation, and architecture to business opportunities.

What’s going on now?

About 60 new hotels and 450 restaurants are establishing, old ones are getting renovated and media is increasing to welcome the anticipated 25 million visitors. Since different sectors from furniture to telecommunications are on the receiving end, it has boosted the economy of the UAE and other neighboring countries. Dubai Metro line is being constructed that is said to carry 46,000 passengers per hour to and from the Expo site in under 16 minutes from Dubai Marina.

Isn’t it the planning of a ground breaking exhibition? Well, this is just the beginning; the Expo is definite to become the greatest highlight of the decade. Get set and indulge in this world-class exhibition to not regret later.

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Reason to Take Singapore With Cruise Package

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I am a frequent visitor to lion City “Singapore”.The reasons for my traveling apart from business meetings is the love for this city and the grandeur cruises it offers.

Recently I met a cousin of mine at a family gathering and she asked me to help her with the itinerary on what could be the best possible way to spend 10 days in Singapore. And My answer was to book a singapore with cruise package, because cruise is one experience which not everyone experience, and 10 days is a perfect duration!

She wanted to spend 10 days fulfilling her fancy dreams in the limited resources she had.

I promised to help her only on a  condition to book a cruise from Singapore. She was intrigued to know why I was endorsing the cruise so relatively, and my words to her were” We dream in colours borrowed by sea”.Being on a cruise is a dreamy affair altogether and everyone should once live that dream.

I stated her 10 reasons why she should be cruising on her Singapore trip

  • She is adventurous: She is adventurous and lookouts to engage in some activity that can spot her adventure streaks. Singapore is a city offering Universal studio, Night Safari, Zoo, Sentosa Island, Underwater aquarium and many more places to explore and indulge in adventurous activities. The cruises of Singapore are massive and the stay in the water for 5 days is only going to add an adrenaline rush to her pumping heart.
  • She loves fancy living: Anybody who loves the chivalry and pompous can’t resist the grandeur services offered by those cruises. The cruises of Singapore are luxurious and grand, successful to make positive embark not only for the voyage but also in life. The well-maintained decks and amenities and illustrious interior will surely keep her awestruck throughout the journey.
  • She loves meeting new people: The fellow voyager becomes friends at the end of the journey. I Have made a few good friends on my cruise and I assume that even she will be meeting one, on her voyage. The small meetings in ballroom, pool, library, cafe, usually ended up in great chats in the cafe at the end of the journey. Making such a friend during the journey is also a great perk that makes the trip unforgettable.
  • She wants a comfortable stay: If the stay on vacation is not comfortable you miss the feeling of being on Holiday. Cruises of Singapore are luxuriously built to provide comfortable and safe stay all far away from the land. The ambience is such that you tend to forget the feeling of being on the water for so long and skip having any seasickness during the voyage.
  • She loves the sea: Anybody who is fond of beaches, water, the sea should not miss cruising. The morning view from your room, balcony witnessing the open sky and sea trying to meet at some point of time is so unearthly that you might regret missing it. She is fond of water and love being at beaches and sea. This makes this trip with cruise more treasured to her.
  • She is a Fashionista: The glamour, the luxury, extravaganza associated with Singapore cruise, is another heaven for any fashionista. You meet people of lavish and vogue lifestyle and enjoy peeking into the latest fashion and style draped on every esthete.
  • She loves intercontinental cuisine: Cruise serves a wide variety of buffets on their end numbers of restaurants. Every cruise has more than 20 restaurants on the same massive extended version of the boat, where you can enjoy Japanese, Thai, South Asiatic, Mediterranean, Turkish and many more intercontinental cuisines.If you are a foodie and love exploring the new cuisine than Singapore cruise is your wonderland.
  • She wants her trip to be value for money: The Singapore trip is pocket-friendly and is a complete value for money. The trip on cruises are slandered for being an expensive affair, but the quality and hospitality you receive on the ships is more worthy of what you are paying. The amenities you enjoy during cruising, the ambience that keeps you spellbound throughout the voyage, the view you get from your window every morning is utmost on cruises and you won’t mind paying top dollars for it.
  • She wants to visit Bali and Phuket: The cruise in Singapore is just not about the sea. The package is out an out expedition to the islands which are key to the Pacific ocean. You enjoy your stay in Singapore, board on the cruise and even explore the beautiful island like Bali and Phuket during your cruising. The reason you should choose Singapore with a cruise trip is to explore many more islands nearby in luxurious and comfortable style.
  • She needs to experience the hallway of dreams: The trip to Singapore ends in a dreamy way if you also choose the cruise in your package. The experience and memories I cherish from my stay in cruise keep captivating me to revisit it again and again. The dreamy world on the cruise will surely lift up your fantasies and make your trip to Singapore an unforgettable affair for West of your life.

My cousin said yes to my experience and booked her trip to Singapore with a cruise. I am sure she will have a gala time.

Please let me know if you are also planning your next trip to Singapore with the cruise package and share your experience with me at..

Let Your Dream Set Sail”

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13 Cheap Alternatives to Hotels That’ll Save You Big Bucks While Traveling

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For the uninitiated, there are some pretty cheap alternatives to hotels that can save you big bucks during a trip. Accommodation can take a big chunk out of your travel budget. However, hotels need not be your only go-to accommodation option. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to hotels that offer you the same comforts at a lesser price. These may not be free places to stay the night, but they are definitely cheaper HomeAway hotel alternatives. If you travel for a large part of the year, these cheap alternatives to hotels will prove to be immensely beneficial to you. Take a look at some of the best ones we’ve listed below.

Unbelievably Cheap Places to Stay Abroad During a Trip:

These really cheap alternatives to hotels are awesome tips for solo travelers as well as for those traveling in a group. Even those who need to make sudden work trips on last-minute flights will find these effectively cost-saving. Take a good look at some of the top cheap alternatives to hotels you can consider during your next trip.

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  1. A buddy’s place

If you’re looking for free lodging for travelers, there is no better alternative than this. Hit upon friends or family at your intended destination and find out if you can lodge with them. If you’re okay with a small but comfortable bed, this can be among the best free places to stay the night during a short trip.

  1. Couchsurfing

A massive travel trend, Couchsurfing is among the best and cheapest alternatives to hotels. What could be better than staying with a local host and have them show you around the city? You can help out with the household chores to show your hosts’ gratitude. It’s also acceptable, in most cases, to get them a parting gift.

  1. Hostels

For solo backpackers on a budget, this is among the best cheap alternatives to hotels in Europe, USA, India, and several other places in the world. There are dormitories with a common bathroom as well as single and double bedrooms you can choose from. Make sure the hotel is clean and in a safe location before booking accommodation.

  1. Camping

If you’re wondering how to sleep cheap on a road trip, this is it. Forgo booking business class flights for a trip to some exotic location halfway across the world. Instead, travel to an awesome national park and enjoy the scenery. One of the best cheap alternatives to hotels for this type of vacation is to pitch a tent and camp under the starlit night sky.

  1. House-swap

Nearly free, this is among the best cheap alternatives to hotels to save money. You will need to first list your house online and make it available for travelers to swap. Then, find someone at your travel destination who is willing to swap homes with you. Check out the availability and reviews before reaching out to them.

  1. Vacation Rentals

HomeAway hotel alternatives, as well as Airbnb hotel alternatives, are cheaper than most hotels. These long or short-term vacation rentals will allow you to stay in comfortable settings and enjoy all of the facilities that a hotel will offer, but for a cheaper price. They are a great economical option for couples, friends, and families alike.

  1. House-sitting

It’s among the most fun of all cheap alternatives to hotels. When you agree to house-sit for someone, you get to stay in their house for free! That being said, you need to be prepared to do a few small chores. For instance, you may need to water the plants, take the dog for a walk, or get the mail – all pretty small things considering a house all to yourself!

  1. RV Rentals

An RV, or Recreational Vehicle, is among the best cheap alternatives to hotels. How? Well, what could be better than a hotel on wheels! You get to take your hotel wherever you go instead of having to find rooms at every stop. Besides offering RVs on rent, many destinations have designated RV parking areas you can use to your advantage.

  1. Academic Housing

Several universities will rent out student housing to travelers when the students go home for vacations. Extremely budget-friendly, these are among very cheap places to stay abroad during a trip and will take you a trip down memory lane. However, don’t expect the rooms to be ultra clean like hotel rooms since they are just student lodging.

  1. Religious Housing

This is among the top cheap alternatives to hotels especially if you’re on a journey to find spiritual enlightenment. There are many temples, ashrams, monasteries, convents, and synagogues among other such places that offer travelers free places to stay the night. While the rooms may be modest, they will, nevertheless, be comfortable. Find out beforehand if religious affiliation is required for this type of lodging.

  1. Voluntourism

Many youngsters, couples, solo backpackers, and other types of travelers indulge in voluntourism – tourism with a cause. They travel with charity organizations halfway across the world to do their bit in giving back to society. When you do this kind of travel, you will be given accommodation by the organization itself.

  1. Farmstays

Airbnb hotel alternatives may be a good option for Europe and other such places. However, from cattle farms to ranches, farm stays are also incredibly popular and best cheap alternatives to hotels in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and other such places. Also, there’s no compulsion for you to know farm activities such as milking cows or herding sheep to enjoy this type of stay.

  1. Houseboats

For couples and families on a budget, this is among the best cheap alternatives to hotels. When you book international flight tickets and travel to places with stunning water bodies, houseboats are an amazing accommodation option. Not only are they cheaper than hotels, but they also offer stunning views of the surroundings which keep changing as the boat moves along. What could be a more exciting alternative than this!

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Places to visit during Chardham Yatra

Places to visit during Chardham Yatra
All the Indian temples in one place.

Perched amongst the untouched Himalayan beauty of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Chardham Yatra has to be one of the most highly revered journeys for devout Hindus. Known to offer salvation or Moksha from the karmic cycle of birth and rebirth the Chardham yatra is the perfect blend of charming beauty and deep spirituality.

If you want to have the perfect Char dham yatra journey then do not miss out on visiting the nearby charming places of Chardham portals of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri:

Places to visit near Kedarnath

Vasuki Tal

Vasuki Tal

 The crystal clear glimmering water of this high altitude glacial lake is one of the most incredible trekking destinations for outdoor adventure seekers and nature lovers which can be reached after covering a trekking journey of 8 km from Kedarnath Dham temple. Being situated on an elevation of 4,328 metres above sea level and offering some of the most stunning views of the surrounding Chaukhamba peaks, Vasuki Tal is believed to be the place where during the auspicious eve of Rakshabandhan Lord Vishnu is said to have taken a holy bath in its pristine waters.

Gandhi Sarovar / Chorabari Tal 

Gandhi Sarovar

Situated at a distance of just 4 km and at an astounding elevation of 3,900 metres above sea level from the main temple of Kedarnath, Chorabari lake gets water from the melted water of the nearby chorabari glacier. The lake has been named so since the ashes of the father of the nation ‘ Mahatma Gandhi’ were immersed in its waters. Not only is this place hold significant importance but it also offers some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan snow-clad peaks.

Shankaracharya Samadhi 

Shankaracharya Samadhi

Known for being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kedarnath and located right behind the temple this Samadhi is dedicated to the great sage, seer, and philosopher who is also credited with the creation of Char dham and Chota Char dham Yatra of Uttarakhand Adi Shankaracharya. However after the cloudburst disaster of 2013 in July, the Samadhi got washed away completely and currently, works are being done on an underground Samadhi to keep it safer for a longer time period.

Places to visit near Badrinath

Vasudhara falls 

Vasudhara falls

Located at a mere distance of 9 km from the main temple of Badrinath and overlooking the holy river of Alaknanda, Vasudhara falls is a pristine fall gushes down from an incredible height of 400 feet. A visit to the falls is a must in case you want to experience the true spirituality of Badrinath and can be visited when the journey to the falls in opened for public from the 2nd week of May to October or November each year. This is an ideal trekking journey for anyone looking to have a hint of adventure on your spiritual Yatra.

Bheem Pul

Bheem pul 

Built over the gushing waters of the holy river of Saraswati and situated inside the last village of India, Mana, this pul is named after the strongest Pandav brother of all – Bheem. The mythological account of this pul dates back to the time when the Pandava brothers were on their way to heaven and on their way Draupadi was unable to cross the river so Bheem decided to wedge the gap with the help of a mountain rock near it. The place throngs heavily with tourists and pilgrims during the open season and has become one of the prime tourist attractions near Badrinath.

Valley of flowers 

Valley of flowers

Located in close proximity to Badrinath Dham Valley of flowers is one of the most scenic destinations to visit if you have time on your side to explore some nearby attractions. although this place is not covered in your Chardham yatra package it should definitely be visited during your yatra to Badrinath. The route heading to Badrinath and valley of flowers bifurcate at Govind ghat and can be reached easily after covering a trekking journey of a few hours via ghangharia. It can be visited during the peak seasons of summer time from May to early July and some people also make it a point to visit Hemkund Sahib from here.

Places to visit near Yamunotri

Saptarishui Kund

Saptarishui kund

 Located at a mere distance of just 10 km from the main temple of Yamunotri, this high altitude glacial lake displays the stunning beauty of the Himalayas in its full vigor. This Kund is named after the 7 rishis who had decided to stay around its proximity and on its bank to perform and perfect various yoga activities and perform penance. The lake can be reached and spotted with the help of a travel guide since it is tucked away in an extremely remote location where it is surrounded entirely by the rare Himalayan flower – Brahma Kamal.

Janki Chatt 

Janki chatt

Famous for being the last motor head to Yamunotri Dham from where the trekking Yatra to Yamunotri commences Janki Chatti is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Yamunotri. Replete with numerous thermal hot water springs and covered in engrossingly beautiful sceneries, you should definitely take some time out from your busy yatra schedule to explore this hidden piece of beautiful nature. Along with being known for its incredible vistas, Janki Chatti is also popular as an accommodation option for pilgrims visiting Yamunotri.

Surya Kund

Surya kund

Situated in close proximity to the main temple of Yamunotri temple, this thermal hot water spring which holds medicinal properties is a relief from the hectic trekking journey from Janki Chatti. Taking a dip in its rejuvenating waters is now considered to be a holy ritual which every pilgrim performs prior to entering the temple. People take a holy dip here and some also experience that they get rid of all their skin related and joints related problems.

Places to visit near Gangotri

Harsil 

Harsil

Located at a mere distance of just 25 minutes from the main temple of Gangotri, Harsil is one of the most well-preserved gems of Himalayan beauty in Uttarakhand. Surrounded by tall, lush green trees and surrounded by the snowbound peaks of Garhwal, Harsil is used as a pilgrim centre during the on the season of Char dham Yatra. There are several accommodation options available in Harsil and the temple here is utilized as the winter home of Goddess Ganga whose idol is brought down during the shutting down of the main kapat of the temple.

Gangotri national park 

Gangotri national park

Known for being the 3rd largest national park of Uttarakhand, Gangotri national park has to be one of the most pristine and stunning representations of untouched natural beauty. The terrain here is a combination of various different types of features from rugged slopes to gently rolling lush green meadows and snowy peaks, this national park is also home to coniferous forests and a vast collection of flora and fauna. You will be able to experience the glacial world of the amazing Himalayas which cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.

Jalmagna Shivling 

Jalmagnashivling

This holy shrine generally remains unknown to the visitors of Gangotri Dham. During the summer time when the sea level rises too much, this Shivling inside the temple remains submerged inside the clear waters of the river flowing above it. If you want to have a different and unique experience at Gangotri Dham then visiting this temple should definitely be visited. This place is relevant since it is a popular belief that this is the exact place where Lord Shiva had held river Ganga inside his matted locks before releasing it.

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