Pune, May 10 : In case the adventurous among you are looking for a brush with the rough and tumble of military life and want to have a closer look at the lives of the valorous men in olive green, opt for ‘Veer Yatra’ this coming summer vacations.
Maharashtra Ex-Servicemen Corporation’s (MESCO) first-ever attempt at introducing military tourism in the country will afford tourists an opportunity to get a ringside view of military life.
Tourists will be taken on guided tours at warfare centres and memorials, defence establishments and given an insight into military management techniques and games, the art of war and survival techniques and much more.
MESCO will spice up the tours with camp fires in colonial-era guesthouses, white water rafting, crocodile sightings and forest adventures, complemented by delicious Konkani cuisine on the western coast of Maharashtra.
“Military tourism is a well established concept worldwide, but has not been explored in a structured way in India. The military, its intricacies, heroism, security, wars and other things generate huge interest,” MESCO managing director Suhas Jatkar said.
The package tours organised by the ex-servicemen’s association, a state government undertaking founded in 2002, will fund welfare measures for former defence forces personnel, war widows and their families.
The endeavour will also serve to strengthen the emotional bonds between the military and the civilians, besides inculcating a spirit of patriotism among the youngsters, Jatkar said.(IANS)
New Year is banging your door and we’re sure of you hunting for that perfect place to kick-start your New Year with.
Explore the Budget Destinations to celebrate new year 2018 that you have been longing to visit without fretting about your expenses.
Do not just let your wishes confined, Instead, take a sneak peek at this list of top 10 budget destination to celebrate the new year 2018 in India within your budget.
1. Puducherry – The Riviera Of The East
From biking on the beaches to carousing on the rooftop cafes, the range of things to do in Pondicherry makes it a land of fantasy. The quaint town, also host to the “Aurobindo Yoga Ashram”, is a good place for self-reflection. And don’t fret over the expensed. The erstwhile French capital is one of the budget destinations to celebrate New Year in India and provides enough fodder for a wonderful New Year party 2018.
2. Gokarna – The Rave Nation
If your heart belongs to Goa but at the same time is in dire need of a change in budget, we suggest you opt for the electrifying parties on the unspoiled beaches of Gokarna for a secluded beach holiday. Visit any beach shack, lay down on the hammocks to enjoy the sun with a beer, hit Kudle beach with your gang, or spend afternoons with dolphins in the water. This amazing place is one of the best budget destinations to celebrate new year 2018 in India.
3. Diu – The Fishing Town
Get ready for paragliding, surfing, diving, parasailing, and windsurfing in one of the budget destinations to celebrate New Year eve 2018 in India. Lay on the golden sands of the Diu island and dive into the pristine waters of the Nagoa beach. Diu offers you all the adventure you can think of at absolutely affordable prices!
4. Lakshadweep – The Prince Of Coral Reefs
Deep sea diving, exploring coral reefs, kayaking, and yacht sailing are perfect activities for a New Year trip 2018. Aren’t they? And the Lakshadweep group of islands is among the best places to visit in India for New Year celebrations 2018. The dance forms of Kolkali & Parichakali will surely touch the chords of your heart. And that’s not all. Lakshadweep is perfect to enjoy your New Year’s Eve 2018 on a budget.
5. Bhimtal – The Lake Destination From The Mahabharata
The captivating view of the lake and a candlelight dinner on the shore makes a visit to Bhimtal a happening place for the celebrations of the New Year 2018. You can enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the snowcapped hills of Malital or take a tour of the famous museums as you travel to this beautiful destination. And we suggest you stay alert for you may come across hidden stories or secrets that localities have kept to themselves.
You could enjoy snowfall too if you’re lucky enough!
6. Manali – The Abode Of God
Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Vashisht temple, etc. And a crazy DJ Night with the hills in the backdrop is sure to intoxicate your senses on your trip to Manali. Engage your group in parachuting, paragliding, and skating and pray at the beautiful Gurudwara of Manikaran Sahib to fulfill all your wishes this New Year.
7. Kasol – Getting you high on nature and life
A backpacker’s very own paradise, Kasol will get you high on its scenic appeal. As it majorly hosts a young crowd, there is always some vibrancy in the air. The energy escalates as the new year knocks the door. New year in Kasol can be about hippy parties or a peaceful bonfire session by your camp, under the starlit sky – just as you like it!
8. Mcleodganj – From popular monasteries to secluded scenic hideouts
The Land of Lamas, Mcleodganj is home to Dalai Lama. This spiritual and picturesque hill station in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh is the sheer delight if you’re planning a new year getaway. Bejewelled with many iconic Tibetan monasteries as Namgyal Monastery, you’ll actually be stunned to know the number of ways you can welcome the coming year! You can go camping amidst snow in Triund, party the night away in some local clubs, or enjoy an exclusive staycation at your Budget Destinations.
9. Udaipur – The Venice of the East at its very best
Enjoying the royal feeling of Rajputs, your new year in Udaipur is going to be unforgettable. The glistening lake and lazy sun add charm to the landscape, and the weather gets ravishing and more pleasant as the night approaches. Being a popular tourist destination in India, Udaipur, the city of Lakes is dotted with lovely stays for every budget, and almost all these stays offer something special for the new year’s eve. Besides, you can always enter a happening pub in the city to celebrate like never before.
10. Gangtok: For the Cool Minded
Situated at an altitude of 5410 feet, Gangtok is one of the budget destinations good for hills, Trekking, Natural Beauty and spirituality in Buddhism. Coupled with its beautiful sunset and dawn views and its clean surroundings, this small town is also called the “Switzerland of the East”. Trekkers and mountain lovers, do look out for Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. Now, imagine spending the eve of New Year in a place with such beauty.
Now that you are aware of these ecstatic places to spend your New Year’s Eve head up for the adventure.
Autumn is one of the most pleasant seasons. With the atmosphere being a little breezy and trees shedding their leaves, the view around you is picturesque. And, it would be really boring if you miss out on a vacation in this wonderful weather. After all, we must never pull ourselves away from packing our bags and go on vacations to interesting places. Below are seven best places to visit in October in India:
7 Best Places To Visit In October In India:
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
The sunrise in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful in India. The weather in this destination at this time is just how you want it to be. It is the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh, and indeed one of the most popular in India. From Parasailing activities to site seeing, you can do a lot in this lovely place! This definitely needs to be added to your bucket list.
2. Kutch, Gujarat
Indeed one of the most beautiful and tempting places to visit in the month of October is Kutch. The white sand will have a cool and pleasant temperature. The place is full of nature and its beautiful creations. From deserts, oasis and architecture, to wildlife and delicious food, this place is heaven on Earth. The place’s heritage and beauty make it one of the best places to visit in October.
3. Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi once was known for its magnificent architectural beauty. Much of it has now been ruined and vandalized. The city still, remains to be a quick and joyful getaway for this pleasant season. Especially if you live in Bengaluru, you should not be giving this thought a second consideration.
Divine has to be the perfect word to describe the beauty of this place. The beauty of Ganges along with the serene view of the mountains, there is nothing more which one wants in their vacation. Living in Rishikesh would be living in peace. If your friends have tagged along with you, then Rishikesh can be an adventurous trip as well. Activities like river rafting, trekking and boating are popular in this area.
5. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling in West Bengal is called the ‘Queen of hills’, and with October being the ideal season for enjoying the beauty of Hills, we should rename it to ‘Queen of October’. Colonial architecture, hills, rock gardens, shopping complexes and Monasteries- these places make Darjeeling an all-in-one tourist destination.
6. Nainital, Uttarakhand
One of the best hill stations of India, and indeed one of the best places to visit in October. Nainital’s weather, trees, farms, lakes, mountains and temples are completely breathtaking. Eating a plate of Maggi along with your family in this lovely tourist destination will make your trip more memorable.
7. Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is India’s most beautiful state, and Jodhpur is the most beautiful city. Lakes, temples, palaces and every mark of royalty, is visible in this state. The city’s beauty, culture and heritage attract a lot of tourists every year and in every season, and hence makes it one of the best places to visit in October. So why should one miss the chance to spend his/her beautiful October away from Jodhpur?
New Delhi, October 3, 2017: An alpine valley in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, the Ötztal is a well known tourist spot. People from around the globe go to the valley to witness the grace of nature and the adventure activities this place has to offer. The Beauty and spirited aura of this place is what make tourists from different corners of the world, land here.
Let’s take a look at the best adventure activities that this place has to offer:
River Rafting: Feel the stunning waves and give yourself the much desired adrenaline rush, while wearing a helmet, special shoes, and a life vest. Experience water like never before!
Biking and Cycling: The Ötztal with its wonderful terrain, is the most exciting place for passionate bikers and cyclists. Not to forget, The Ötztaler Cycle Marathon is one of the most awaited events for the adventurists.
Hiking: If you’re a fan of walking, do not think twice and head to the Ötztal. Alpine footpaths, theme trials, lake hikes and what not?
Dear adventurist, The paradise awaits you!
Horse Riding: With a vast range of horses, there’s high probability that you’ll find a friend for you to sit on and watch the beautiful landscapes of The Ötztal. Discover the passion for horse riding in you!
Geocaching: What’s that? A GPS assisted treasure hunt. A geocache is a small hidden box which the hunter needs to find by entering its coordinates into a GPS device. Sounds fun, huh?
-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha