Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Will You Visit 3 Hidden Jewels in Sikkim Before You Die?

Beautiful Sikkim: Yamthung Valley
Beautiful Sikkim: Yamthung Valley

1. Drive Through Zuluk Loops East Sikkim

Zuluk Loops East Sikkim
 Zuluk Loops East Sikkim

The famous silk route that connected Lhasa (Tibet) to Kalimpong was in use even a few decades ago until the Chinese invasion in Tibet. Zuluk / Dzuluk, located in East Sikkim, used to be a small village on this route. It was commonly used by traders traveling to Tibet through Jelep-la ("La" stands for mountain pass) as an overnight base.
Today it is fast emerging as a new tourist destination in East Sikkim. Zuluk derives its tourism importance due to the excellent view of the eastern Himalayan mountain range including the Kanchenjunga that it offers. A trip to the area requires special permits. This can easily be arranged by your tour operator
Zuluk is a small village with a population of about 700 people. There is an army base which is used as a transit camp for the army movement to the Chinese boarder a few kilometers away.
During the summer months, the area and its surrounding hills are covered with thousands of blooming rhododendron. Zuluk during these months, is a riot of colors due to the variety of rhododendrons that can be seen here.
The lovely Zuluk Loop, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake, the Silk Route bends, Kanchanzongha at Thambi, snowfall on the road, old & new Baba Mandir, Sherathang and Tsomgo (Changu) Lake are must-visits.
This is a place which you would visit for the beauty of the mountain and the forests rather than going for typical sightseeing tours. A few kilometers drive would take the tourists through a winding road to the Thambi view point; at an altitude of 11,200 ft provides an excellent sunrise view. The entire eastern Himalaya can be viewed from this spot.

2. Visit The Gurudongmar Lake North Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake North Sikkim
Gurudongmar Lake North Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake at a height of 17100 ft, is among the top 15 highest lakes in the world and is the second highest lake in Sikkim as well as in India, the first being Cholamu lake at a height of 18000 ft, also situated in Sikkim.  Being the second highest lake in India, the panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold. Named after Guru Dongmar, the lake has a religious appeal.  The view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga is breathtaking from that point. The beauty of the lake is awesome and out of the world spectacle. Surrounded by snow clad mountains and crystal clear icy water, it is considered to be a very sacred lake.

Try Gambling At Mahjong Casino At Mayfair In Gangtok

 Mahjong Casino At Mayfair Resort In Gangtok
 Mahjong Casino At Mayfair Resort In Gangtok

A Great Night Attraction!

 Live Shows at Mahjong Casino At Mayfair Resort In Gangtok
 Live Shows at Mahjong Casino At Mayfair Resort In Gangtok

India’s very first five star onshore live gaming Casino 

Mahjong is one of the best casinos in India opened at The Mayfair Resort Gangtok, Sikkim. 
The casino has a different ambience all together. Blackjack and poker lovers will have a blast. It is open 24 hours. I totally enjoyed the live performances too. The entrance fee is Rs. 3000. Children under 18 are not allowed.
Casino Hours: 24 hours open
Casino Location: It is located on the ground level and is accessible through our main parking lot.

The casino is equipped with all the regular table games such as

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Texas Hold’em Poker
  • Marriage
  • Flush
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Baccarat
  • Kitty
  • Mini-Flush

Moreover, the casino is also equipped with a variety of slot machines in addition to a restaurant and stage for live performances.
Mahjong assures high-end gaming and entertainment experience to all its guests.

Casino Entrance Charge and Rules

  1. Casino Entrance Charge is Rs. 3,000/- ( Rs. 500/- Govt Tax, Rs. 500/- F & B voucher that includes a set meal and 3 pegs of Domestic House Brands, and Rs. 2000 worth of playing chips.
  2. Children below 18 years of age are not permitted in the casino.
  3. Photography of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  4. Shorts-3/4th pants & Sleeveless shirts not permitted for gentlemen, slippers not permitted for ladies and gentlemen including in-house guests.
  5. All individual guests are to furnish proof of identification (photo ID & address proof) compulsorily to enter the casino ( including in-house guests)
  6. Foreigners need to provide a copy of their Inner Line Permit along with their ID.
Note: Check current status

How to Reach Sikkim

By Air
The airport nearest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometers away in Bagdogra, West Bengal. From the airport, you can hire a shared taxi or a private vehicle that will get you to Gangtok in a matter of two hours. The drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok is absolutely stunning with gorgeous mountains and River Teesta as your backdrop. 
From Bagdogra, you can also take a TSA helicopter to get to Gangtok in just 20 minutes. However, their services depend on the weather conditions. Chopper flights also get cancelled on the pretext of insufficient bookings.
By Train
The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 148 kilometers away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri. The station is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi. From New Jalpaiguri you can take a taxi to Gangtok or go to the Siliguri Bus Station and catch a state-run bus to Gangtok, which will take you about 5-6 hours.
Road/Self Drive
Tourists rolling in from nearby places like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kolkata prefer to drive to Gangtok. The roads are well-maintained, except in a few places.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

8 Travelers Benefits in "Go-India" Recently Launched Travel Card

India Travel and Indians
No risk, no gains

"Go India" Travel Card

This is  a good news for the travelers in India!

Replicating the Metro Card model, the Railways now have a “Go-India Card Scheme” allowing passengers to pay for tickets and make transactions cashless. The scheme has been started in New Delhi-Mumbai and New Delhi-Howrah routes now, and passengers can book tickets, retiring rooms and cloakrooms.

India Travel and Indians
India Travel and Indians

What is Go-India Smart Card?

Introduced as a pilot project, this value proposition would cover 11 stations of the New Delhi - Mumbai and New Delhi - Kolkata sections spread over 6 Zonal Railways. on Northern Railway, New Delhi has been identified as one of the centres under this Pilot for the Go-India Smart Card project. 

How to get Go-India Smart Cards?

2 counters, one for Unreserved Ticketing System(UTS) and one for Passenger Reservation System (PRS) have been made operational towards the Ajmeri Gate side at New Delhi and a separate counter for issue of Go-India Smart card has been opened. The passenger can purchase UTS ticket through Go-India Smart card from the nominated UTS counter and also can purchase PRS Ticket from Go-India  PRS counter installed adjacent to PRS current reservation counter towards the Ajmeri Gate side.

Features of Go-India Smart Cards

1. Go-India Smart Card will be used for Indian Railway application i.e. Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS), Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and Retiring Room (RR) counters and existing Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM)s.

2. Go-India smart card will be a separate card from the existing ATVM smart card. 

3. Go-India smart card can be used across UTS, PRS, RR and existing ATVM of Indian Railway but existing ATVM smart card can be used only across ATVMs of that region. 

4. Go-India Smart Card akin to ATVM can be purchased by paying a security amount of Rs.50/- with the first minimum recharge/top-up by Rs. 20/- 

5. Both Go-India Smart Card and ATVM Cards can be recharged in the multiple of Rs. 50/- but the maximum recharge amount is Rs. 10,000/- for Go-India Smart Cards as against the maximum recharge amount of Rs. 5000/- for ATVM card.

6. On Go-India Smart card at ATVMs/UTS counters, instead of giving bonus advantage, 5% discount will be given on ticket face value.

7. On Go-India smart card, no concession benefit is available on PRS ticket, booking of RR, renewal of season ticket and non-suburban journey ticket beyond 150 kms. 

8. Security deposit and balance refundable can be taken back at any time during the validity of Go-India Smart Card while it can be refunded up to one month after expiry of validity of ATVM Smart Card. 

Refund on unused/partially used Smart Card will be done on deduction of Rs.15/- as processing costs.
The Railway reserves the right to modify/withdraw any facility currently allowed on both the Smart Cards.

However, the Limitations are: 

  • It cannot be used for e-tickets on IRCTC as it comes with a readable chip that won’t work in online transactions at present. It also cannot be used for concessional tickets and vouchers.
  • Purchase of platform tickets, BPT tickets, miscellaneous tickets and money receipts will not be allowed through Go-India smart card.
  • In case of PRS/RR tickets, there is no bonus/discount advantage given at the time of booking and during booking/issuance of tickets, ticket fare/amount will be directly debited from the Go-India smart card.
  • No refund will be given nor duplicate card issued in case of loss/theft/mutilated card on both Smart Cards. 

The Railways, taking a cue from the IPL and Formula One racing, also plans the branding of premium trains to earn extra revenue. It is in advanced talks with top companies to brand popular trains like Rajdhanis, Shatabdis, etc. Trains could be named after multinational giants for, say, 10 years at a time, Railway Board sources said.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

5 Scenic Resorts in Rs. 6000 a Day for Sex and Honeymoon

Best resorts in India for for honeymoon
Best resorts in India for for sex and honeymoon 

1. Bungalow on the Beach Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu

Sea view and your room from resort
Sea view and your room from resort

Tranquebar is a Dutch, Danish, British Colonial heritage town of pristine beauty and perennial charm, situated on the Coromandel Coast in the Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu, South India. Tharangambadi, ‘the land of the singing waves’ as the town is known in Tamil, became Tranquebar for the Danes! This picturesque coastal town lies 15 km south of the ancient Chola port of Pumpuhar, and 15 km north of the former French comptoir of Karikal.
The tiny town of Tranquebar has few attractions (two churches, one restaurant and an arts and crafts store), but that also means fewer distractions. The island’s remoteness from Chennai and Trichy—the closest city with an airport—ensures that very few will make it this far.
Enjoy honeymoon or a combative sex
Bungalow on the Beach is a quiet hideaway, where you won’t be interrupted by any trappings of city life. Hire a local fisherman’s boat and have him cook you a meal at sea under a starlit sky. Or go skinny-dipping in the waters off the hotel’s virgin beach; even the fishermen disappear inland by mid-morning.
Contact resort for booking and other details:
Doubles from Rs. 4,545
How to reach?
By Air
The closest airport is in Chennai, 280 km from Tranquebar.
By Rail
Nagapattinam train station is 35kms away from Tranquebar and Chidambaram lies 40 kms away. From any of these stations you would have to take a taxi or bus to reach Tranquebar..
By Bus
Drive along the one of the best scenic East Coast Road from Chennai to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram, Marrakkanam, Cuddalore and Chidambaram straight to Tharangambadi or Tranquebar. The distance from Chennai to Tranquebar is around 275kms.By far the best way to get to Tranquebar.
Getting Around Tranquebar
Tranquebar can be easily explored on foot as most of the places are very close by.

2. Butt's Clermont Houseboats Srinagar

Butt's Clermont Houseboats Srinagar
What a sexy place for honeymoon!

Srinagar is also known as the 'Venice of the East' because of its legendary houseboats on Dal Lake.
Experience  memorable sex and honeymoon in Kashmir, the quintessential destination.
Butts Clermont Houseboats are moored on the western shores of the Dal Lake besides an old Mughal Garden believed to have been built by the Emperor Akbar and called the Garden of the Morning Breeze.
BCH is the ONLY houseboat lodgings in Srinagar which combines a secluded and private location with glorious views across Dal Lake to snow covered peaks. Just next to the houseboats you can step directly onto Naseem Bagh-the beautiful Mughal garden with more than 400 years old Famous Chinar Trees.  It’s your set up home in a cozy houseboat built with cedar wood and furnished with carved wooden pieces and Kashmiri objets d’art; to spend a lazy afternoon on the veranda amid  spectacular scenery, after night’s lovemaking and a breathless sex!
Contact resort for booking and other details:
Doubles from Rs. 5,500
How to reach?
Convenient to reach from the major towns of India by air, bus and by train to Jammu and then by bus or air.

3. Wildernest Goa

Views from Wildernest Goa
View from the room | A bath after a hard work | Pleasures

Enjoy  honeymoon in the lap of nature!
Goa does not require any introduction to a traveler. Though Goa offers one of the finest beaches of the world, some of the honeymooners or those who want to enjoy sex without crowd staring at them with greedy eyes, Wildernest Resort offers the ultimate destination.
High up in the Western Ghats at the meeting point of the states of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka, this resort provides the perfect escape in the lap of nature. You’ll see abundant greenery on every side, but we suggest you pick a room with a view of the waterfall. It might be far from the pool, but that only means you’ll stay away from loud families. There isn't all that much to do here, which makes it perfect for spending time close to your partner.In the evening, while the light is still strong, trek up the hills and enjoy the spectacular sunset as you breathe in the crisp mountain air.
Contact resort for booking and other 
Doubles from Rs. 5,500

4. Barefoot at Havelock Andaman Islands

Barefoot at Havelock Andaman Islands
Your cottages and a stroll with Elephant on the beach

Sprinkled in a tiny pocket of the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Islands are part of India, but geographically closer to Myanmar and Thailand. This is the perfect 'get away' experience where you will totally unwind and enjoy sex and honeymoon in the tranquility and beauty of this perfect location.
Right next door to the spotless Radhanagar beach, Barefoot at Havelock is one of the finest resorts on the island. You’re bound to fall for the hotel’s 19 elegant cottages and villas (either fan cooled or air-conditioned), each of which is built using local materials and features tribal architecture.
During the day, after your hostile sex in the night-

  • Relax by the tranquil waters of the Andaman Islands
  • Enjoy water activities such as snorkelling and fishing
  • Time spent on remote, peaceful beaches

Contact resort for booking and other
Doubles from Rs. 4,725
How to reach?
Port Blair is the Andaman's major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India's major cities Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam, The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Once in Andamaqn, take a ferry to Havelock island.

5. Ri Kynjai Resort Shillong

Ri Kynjai Resort Shillong
Wow! What a view to relax! 

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is the preferred destination for those who thirst for natural beauty. The city, situated in the northeastern part of India, is also famous as the "Scotland of the East". Shillong has long been a favored popular tourist destination given its natural beauty and pleasant weather and there are many places of interest here.
There’s nothing more romantic and sexy in idyllic natural surroundings—which is why Ri Kynjai Resort is the perfect honeymoon spot.
Located in the Cherrapunjee-Mawsynram district—one of the world’s rainiest areas—the resort has been designed in Khasi style, with upturned boat-shaped roofs to shrug off excess water. The pine-panelled rooms have balconies overlooking the serene Umiam Lake. There’s more to do here than just relaxing at the in-house Khem Janai spa; go trekking in the Khasi hills, play a round of golf at the Shillong Golf Course, or head to Laitkynsew (80km away), and spend an afternoon walking across its living tree-root bridges.
Contact resort for booking and other
Doubles from Rs. 6,500
How to reach?
The nearest major airport and railway station is at Guwahati, which is nearly 120 km away from Shillong. Shillong can be reached by taxi/car and the fare is about INR 1200. Guwahati Airport is well connected to many major cities in India, including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata.
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