Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Travel
Pixabay

Kashmir's natural splendour, with its beautiful valleys and towering mountains, is really unlike anywhere.

Along with the undeniable natural beauty, the Kashmir valley has developed a reputation for adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, and river rafting. Kashmir has maintained its charm, allowing us to time-travel into beautiful destinations which make one forget about the stress and worries of life. The hikes in Kashmir offer adventurers to go on a self-discovery trip through nature's lap over the mountains while taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them on their journey. In addition to the hikes, there are many thrilling adventure activities, like rock climbing, rope climbing, etc. Trekking across the region of mountains and lakes will allow you to experience living in the "Paradise on Earth," and you wouldn't want to return to your regular life after that.

The following are some of the finest hiking destinations in Kashmir:

Keep Reading Show less

Popular

wikimedia commons

Cubbon Park is a lush green garden at the heart of Bangalore

At the heart of Bangalore city, a large 300-acre space of lush greenery and heritage stands as a symbol of the city's past, present, and future. Cubbon Park is every child's favourite park, every Bangalorean's haven of fresh air, and altogether, the city's pride.

It stands testament to the past, in terms of the diversity of flora it houses. Bangalore traffic in the recent past has grown into a menace, but the stretch between MG Road and Cubbon Park is always a pleasurable place to stop and wait for the signal to turn green. The gust of wind that blows here, and the smell of mud, coupled with floral scents instantly transports citizens to Old Bangalore, where the weather was fine, and the trees loomed over roads with thick canopies that did not even allow rainwater to penetrate. Cubbon Park is also a historical site, and one of the few remaining monuments of colonial heritage in Central Bangalore. It houses many statues and among them, the most famous is that of Queen Victoria, which faces the St. Mark's Square.

Keep Reading Show less
IANS

India's first branded homestay portfolio, ama Stays & Trails, has crossed the milestone of 50 bungalows, with seven new signings across India

India's first branded homestay portfolio, ama Stays & Trails, has crossed the milestone of 50 bungalows, with seven new signings across India. This includes picturesque locations such as Alibaug, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.

Speaking about this announcement, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Indian Hotel Company (IHCL), said, "This is in line with 'ama Stays & Trails' expansion strategy to tap into the potential of India's growing homestay market. ama Stays & Trails is now able to offer travellers a wider choice as it steps into newer and unexplored destinations. Located in close proximity of our hotels, the ama portfolio leverages the vast footprint of IHCL's network, delivering the assurance of our trusted service."

Each homestay brings alive the local culture and heritage of the destination through authentic and immersive experiences -- be it through outdoor activities, regional cuisine or lesser-known places to explore. It gives families and groups of friends an opportunity to bond together in the exclusivity of beautiful bungalows and villas. With the addition of the new bungalows, the brand currently has a portfolio of 51 bungalows and villas including 18 under development. (IANS/MBI)


Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Boxed Water Is Better on Unsplash

What about picnics by waterfalls and long, rambling walks to discover unexplored lakes? That's just the thing about mountains.

Tired of waking up to the usual alarm? How about starting your mornings with the sounds of birds chirping instead, with the added bonus of lush, green afternoons, and nights spent under brightly lit skies? What about picnics by waterfalls and long, rambling walks to discover unexplored lakes? That's just the thing about mountains. You won't know the wonders you can come across, or the experiences you can have. All of this makes the mountains the perfect escape from the city.

Here are some suggestions from Airbnb with stays and experiences that can set the backdrop for the perfect mountainous holiday.

Seclude Ramgarh -- Grishma- Nainital
Forget finding shapes in clouds, learn what it's like to live in them instead. At 4900 feet above the ground, your head will indeed be in the clouds at this secluded stay in Ramgarh. The hill station boasts of a cool climate throughout the year, and with plenty of outdoor areas, balconies, and large windows, you can make the most of the idyllic weather. Seclude Ramgarh is also home to a large common fire pit to warm up your evenings and make it a truly immersive experience.

boat on sea near mountain under white clouds and blue sky during daytime At 4900 feet above the ground, your head will indeed be in the clouds at this secluded stay in Ramgarh. | Photo by Anubhav Rana on Unsplash

Keep reading... Show less