27 Nov 2016

A Park Featuring Seven Wonders of the World Becomes a Popular Tourist Destination in Kota

Mostly people knows Kota as the hub of coaching centers in India & Industrial city, but now it has become the third main city in Rajasthan. It is on its way to becoming a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan. famous for its mouth-watering food, crocodiles in the Chambal Lake, now a new tourist destination has been added to its growing list, which is Seven Wonders of the World Park that I will highly recommend you to visit.



how to reach seven wonder of kota

Only one visit to this park will provide you the view of the Seven Wonders of the World at one place. It’s a brilliant try to make replica models of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Taj Mahal, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rome’s Colosseum, New York’s Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower of Paris.



Seven Wonders Park Ticket Price:-

Adults: Rs.35 (for those who are over 12 years of age) 
Children: Rs. 25 (for children between 5 and 12 years of age)

Wonders Park Nerul - Charges for rides:

Fee of Toy Train ticket: Per person Rs.25 for one round. 
Fee of hi-tech amusement rides (Ferris wheel and others): Per rides Rs.25 per Person
The charges for the rides are the similar for adults & children.

Seven Wonders Park Nerul timings:-

Morning: 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon. 
Evening: 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Parking Charges at Seven Wonder Park

There is parking space for vehicles on the right side of the main entry gate.
 The parking charges of Seven Wonders Park.

Two-wheeler: Rs.10 , Four-wheeler: Rs.50, School Bus: Rs.500

23 Nov 2016

9 Best Weekend Destination in India, Under Rs. 7,000

India as a country has all types of activities to offer to you. Depending on  your choice and interests, you can choose from a wide range of activities. We are witnessing a very different trend these days as people are spending more on experiences than places. So, here is a list of some awesome places where you can spend your weekend under 10,000. These places are chosen keeping in mind that you can arrive here by Train or bus rather than flights. Also, most of the hotels suggested here aren't luxurious, but amazing enough to offer a perfect experience. The prices of the hotels may vary depending on the time you decide to visit. Have a look at the list of 9 places to visit in India under 7,000.




1. Goa

Tourist destination in Delhi

Really, it is the first option that comes to your mind every time, even if you have a small budget. We imagine this specific destination doesn't need much explanation, but if you haven't already got an opportunity to head to this city of beaches this one should be on the top of your list. Curb your budget, travel by bus / rail, and South Goa may be the perfect place with almost everything to offer.



Hotel Advice:  Approx Tariff, Veeniola Holiday break Home,  - Rs.700
Attractions never to be missed: Aguada fort, Candolim Church

2. Jaisalmer Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Tourism Rajasthan

Rich in traditions and culture, Jaisalmer provides the perfect experience of Rajasthan with stay budget going as low as 5500 for a 3-day trip. Jaisalmer can be reached by rail.
Hotel Advice: Hotel Payal, Hotel Sanjay Villas, Rao Bika Band of Hotels Ji, Hotel Sanjay Villas- Rs. Under 700 to 1000
Attractions never to be missed: Jaisalmer Fort, Maharaja's Palace,

3. Bangalore & Mysore

Places to see in Bangalore & Mysore

Explore Mysore and Bangalore in four days and three  nights tour. Very friendly and scenic cities, located in proximity so can be easily covered in short time.
Hotel Suggestion: Silent Shores Hotel & Spa, Suhashini Palace, Dasaprakash Paradise

4. Matheran Maharashtra

places to see in Matheran, Maharashtra

South India's Grand valley, Matheran is lovely hill station for those who are looking for a perfect and peaceful holiday. Take a train from Mumbai to Neral railway station, for a toy train up to Matheran, in approx Rs. 100. A 4-days trip of Matheran could be enjoyed within Rs. 3000.

5. Kalimpong

places to visit in kalimpong

Kalimpong is a lovely hill station with the captivating Teest Valley, stunning churches, monasteries and lush green lands, which are the best places for a weekend getaway.
Hotel Advice:  Hotel Pile View, the Soods Garden Retreat, The Sana Hilltop and Zambala Visitor House Rs 1,000- Rs 1,600 per day* 3 days and nights.

6. Mokokchung Nagaland

places to see Mokokchung Nagaland

Mokokchung is a scenic and homely environment for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy a  silent place or a renewing experience with the truly cool people from Nagaland, Mokokchung is the perfect place for travelers from all walks of life. Travel budget is very low as hotels can be booked at as low as Rs. 400 per night.

7. Lunglei, Mizoram

tourist places to see in Mokokchung Nagaland

One of the most popular areas on the list, you can be confident to leave behind friends and family for an alone trip through one of Mizoram's most attractive cities. Again, like any place in the northeast, a trip is not much expensive but needs some work. Most internal city travels can be completed by bus, and getting there might range within Rs 2000. Lunglei can be an amazing beauty with too much to do, and lots of places to look at.

8. Nubra Valley Ladakh

tourist destination in Nubra Valley Ladakh

Hemis' lonesome twin sister, Nubra valley is approximately 150 km north of Leh. You can divide your trip between two halves Nubra and Valley if one is ambitious enough, with brief bus trips. One natural stone, two birds.

9.  Kausani Uttarakhand

Places to visit in Kausani Uttarakhand

Few places in the Himalayas can compare the wonder of Kausani and then for those in & around Delhi, Kausani is undoubtedly a bargain of a vacation. Sidestep the travel packages and you will have a gala at Kausani for just a little over 1500 money per day. Not too bad!!

19 Nov 2016

Top 6 Mosques in India

Mosques are places of worship for the followers of Islam. It’s here where devotees come to form a deeper connection with Allah (meaning God). There are strict laws, namely the Sharia Law, which distinguishes a mosque from any other place of worship. In India, there are over 300,000 active mosques, which are more than in any other country of the world.


Many mosques were built in India during the Mughal Empire and hence the architecture of that period has greatly influenced the structures of many mosques. The art of Egypt, Persia and Turkey came handy to them, and after settling in India, the Islamic establishments were well-blended with the Indian ancient heritage. Below is the list of 6 splendid mosques in the land of India.  

1. Jama Masjid, Delhi

Photo by jusch, CC0 1.0
Photo by jusch, CC0 1.0
Jama Masjid was built by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, in seventeenth century. It is situated in the Chandini Chowk area of OldDelhi. The mosque comprises three huge gates along with four towers and two minarets and in the centre are three domes. Just like other architectures developed under Shah Jahan’s tenure, Jama Masjid was made entirely of sandstone and white marble. It is said that around 5,000 workers were employed in the making of this majestic mosque.

2. Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad

Photo by Suraj Garg, CC BY-SA 3.0
This masjid is one of the largest and oldest mosques in India. The mosque was completed in the reign of the fifth QutbShahi Sultan of Golconda (now Hyderabad). The first bricks that marked the beginning of the construction of the mosque were brought from Mecca which is considered the holiest site of Islam. They were used in making the central arch of the mosque. Around 8,000 workers contributed in the making of this wonderful mosque which has a close resemblance to the Charminar.




3. Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal

Photo by Eeshan Sharma, CC BY-SA 3.0
The mosque was initiated in the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor of Timurid dynasty. However, due to the continued battles over the kingdom during that period, the mosque was not completed until 1985 when Imran Khan NadwiAzhari and Maulana Ali Sahab of Bhopal resumed the construction. It is one of the recent additions to the mosques in India and has three domes and two minarets. The flooring is similar to that of Jama Masjid constructed during Shah Jahan’s reign, whereas the main hall has many attractive pillars.

4. Asfi Masjid, Lucknow

Photo by Varun Shiv Kapur, CC BY 2.0
Asfi Masjid was built by Asaf-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh, in the late eighteenth century. It was inspired by the Badshahi style, which reflects the ornamented Mughal design, of Islamic architecture and is made without incorporating any European element or iron. The main attraction in the mosque is the Bara Imambara, a shrine built by Shia Muslims. Rice husk is used to make the roof of the Imambara which makes the building a unique one in its own ways. 

5. CheramanJuma Masjid, Kodungallur Taluk, Kerala

Photo by Aruna, CC BY-SA 3.0

And this is the first ever mosque built in India back in the seventh century by Malik Bin Deenar, an Arab propagator of Islam. The place has been used for various purposes since its establishment. The mosque has an oil lamp which is always burning and is supposed to be over thousand-year-old. The structure of the mosque is very primitive and is renovated time and again; however, the fact that it marked the beginning of a new influence makes it a very special one.

6. Jami Masjid, Agra


Photo by Varun Shiv Kapur, CC BY 2.0
This mosque was also built by Shah Jahan in the middle of the seventeenth century and was dedicated to his favorite daughter. In comparison to the mosque in Delhi, the one is Agra was very simple and mostly made of red sandstone with a little carving done in white marble. It is located in the center of the city of Agra and is famous for its geometry and symmetric structure.

There’s no idle way to show your devotion to God, but these mosques were a way to bring Allah closer to one in their day-to-day chores. Indeed, the mosques are sights of contentment for some and beauty for others.

Author Biography:
Rohit Agarwal is a travel blogger and an architect. His love for both natural and man-made structures around the world and India take him to the most beautiful and unique locations. He shares his travel experiences at transindiatravels.com. 

17 Nov 2016

The National Science Museum Delhi - Entry Fee, Timing

The National Science Centre in New Delhi was established in 1992. It’s is located on Bhairon Street nearby Pragati Maidan's Gate No 1. The museum is a unit of National council of Science Museums (NCSM).  Purana Qila, Delhi Zoo, India gate and Supreme Court of India are also situated near the national science museum in Delhi.


How to reach the National Science Museum Delhi
The National Science museum building consists of eight floors and it is one of the biggest science exhibition halls in the world. The repository houses displayed on themes Architecture, History and Science. An ideal place for the Science enthusiasts, it has many sections and galleries that are must see for everyone, especially the school children and younger enthusiasts. Need one Full day to go through this children's heaven.




A few of its sections are include dinosaurs , heritage gallery and biology gallery,  Technology section and the historical Indian science, fun science library, A section on Vedic Ayurveda and Mathematics, a DNA Knowledge section also.
Also, present energy ball viewed at the entrance of National science museum and a fun-filled multi-media gallery that's only one of its types in the country.

Important information:-

Timing of National science Museum:

10AM To 5 Pm (Expect Holi and Diwali festivals)

Nearest Metro Station of National science Museum:-

Pragati Maidan Metro Station (Blue Line)

Ticket price:

General - Rs. 40 per head; Students (Organized School Group) - Rs. 20 per head
3D Film Ticket:   for adults Rs. 25 per head and for children Rs. 20 per head
SDL/Taramandal  Entry Ticket price : Rs. 10 per head

Parking Charge in museum:-

Rs. 30 for 4 Wheeler and Rs. 15 for 2 Wheeler

Bus stands Near Science Museum names:

Pragati Maidan
Science Museum bus routes:  344, 355, 374, 393, 871, 980, 355A, 355-1, GL-32,

12 Nov 2016

The National Museum in Delhi - Entry Fee, Timing

The National Museum of New Delhi is one of the biggest museums in India. It was established in 1949 and many interesting artifacts are exhibited in the museum. Functioning under the Ministry of Culture, it is located on Maulana Azad Road near Janpath and houses all types of artworks like those from the ancient times to the present times.



how to reach national science museum in delhi

A Slice of History of National Museum 

It all started out with an exhibition of Indian artifacts placed at London in the year 1947-1948. Curators of the exhibition, that was conducted at the Royal Academy, London made a decision to set up a show of all exhibits once in India before the unique collections were returned to their respective museums. After a positive response, the same collections were shown at the Delhi's Rashtrapathi Bhavan. The exhibition enticed so many authorities that it was decided to establish National Museum of arts in Delhi. Thus, the National Museum came into being the same year and was opened by the then governor of India Chakravarti Rajagopalachari. However, the current museum building was completed in 1960, and thereafter it was open to the public.




Currently, more than two million Indian and foreign origin artifacts are exhibited in the museum. It includes bronze and terracotta displays that date back to 2700 BC, sculptures made of wood from Mauryan era, artifacts from Gupta period, art pieces from the Vijayanagar of South India, Indus Valley Civilization, Gandharva period, Mughal Era  and more.

Also, present in the national museum is another Buddhist artwork section which includes many antiques of Lord Buddha, unearthed and found in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh.

Some more interesting displays include the dancing statue from Mohenjodaro, miniature art pieces, mural paintings, costumes, musical instruments, tribal arts and jewellery, weapons and some very exciting memorials autographed by the popular Mughal emperor Jahangir.

Important Information

Timing of the National Museum: - 10 am to 6 pm

Entry Fees of National Museum 


  • The Adult Ticket              Rs. 20/-
  • Foreigners Ticket             Rs. 650/- (including Audio Guide)
  • For Students      Upto 12th  class have free entry ticket (with I-cards)
  • Photography Charge         Free

Nearest Metro Station of National Museum:  


  • Udyog Bhawan and Central Secretariat

Bus Rote of National Museum:  

047, 156, 181, 346, 408, 410, 430, 435, 440, 443, 456, 459, 470, 481, 490, 530, 580, 970, 973 and 984

7 Nov 2016

Tourist Attractions in Sharjah

The Best of Sharjah for you





Sharjah is given the name of ‘the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates’. The city has some of the best known museums, cultural architectures and artifacts of the ancient era excavated from the dwellings over the years. Moreover, Sharjah is a thriving cosmopolitan city that adheres strictly to the Arabic culture and traditions and is forever working towards preserving its heritage.

Here’s a glimpse of Sharjah tour from a backpacker’s view.

The History of Sharjah

Sharjah has a rich history that dates back to 5000 years and the city was, for a very long time the wealthiest region of the UAE thanks to the thriving activities of pearl trading, farming, fishing and hunting. The regular invasions by the Portuguese followed by dominating trade regulations by the British decreased the city’s economic growth. With the British presence officially ending in the year 1971, Sharjah started again from the scratch and today is one of the most visited cities of the UAE.

 What to See 

The museums of Sharjah are simply unbeatable. Starting from the Archaeology museum, science museum, and the museum of natural history and desert park; they are beautifully designed offering valuable information of the Arabic history starting right from the stone age. The Sharjah art museum regularly holds various events and social gatherings so, confirm before you visit the place or else it may get crowded. 

 Sharjah art museum
 Sharjah art museum
Spend some time at the historical site of Al Hisn- the two story ancient fort built in the early 18th century and understand the rich history of the city through the exhibition of ancient coins, arms, jewellery, ammunitions, and a peek into the pearl trading of that era. The place is a storage of some of the most amazing ancient pictures and maps of the Arabic country.

The Al Dahid road has the famous Discovery centre and is one of the best known attractions of the city. This amazing state-of-art museum has seven special theme areas exclusively designed to promote interest of technology and science amongst children. But adults too love to visit the place for its benevolence. 

Where to Shop 

Sharjah has some great shopping avenues for both the modern shoppers and the ones looking for antique handicrafts. There are many souqs (term for market in Arabic) are located near the Corniche road and offer great stuff at bargained prices. One of the most famous souq of Sharjah is the Blue souq also known as the Central souq. The largest souk of the city, Blue souq although sells all kinds of jewellery including gold, silver and other precious metals, it is the place to find the traditional Omani and Yemeni ornaments. Other than that, you can find a range of electronic items, garments, cosmetics range, and the other regular items.
Central Souq Sharjah
Central Souq 

Tips for value for money shopping:

  • Please do not say yes to the first price quoted by the seller. Bring down the prices, at least 30% down. Don’t worry, haggling is taken in good spirit at these souqs.
  • Not every seller is saying the truth about the quality and ancient value of the product so beware. Either google the ways to find out the authenticity of the product or befriend a local who knows the ways.
  • If you’re looking for more pocket-friendly shopping, consider going to the City Centre mall. The items are a bit cheaper than others and has a wide range of options for souvenirs.
  • Take a one-day tour from the reputable local tour operators like Rayna tours and see the best of the city attractions economically. You can further decide to revisit any attractions if you want to.




Where to Eat

Sharjah has a range of high-end restaurants serving the finest delicacies of the Arabian and world cuisine. But if you’re looking for some pocket-friendly places serving delicious food, here are the best choices.
Resturent In Sharjah
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of mild and spicy cuisines within your budget, Hotel Katis, located at the Al Qasba road is the right choice. Serving Chinese and Indian cuisine, the interiors of the restaurants are basic but the taste is worth every penny you pay. Seashells restaurant located at the Al- Chan road is your best option for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine at affordable prices. The place is crowded during the evening hours so either reach a bit early to grab a seat without waiting or don’t be ready to wait for the seating space. 

Where to Stay

Although there are plenty of cheap hotels and accommodations available for stay in Sharjah, dormitories and hostels makes for the best staying options for backpackers on a budget. There are various youth hostels available for easy staying options within your budget. The hotels too, are available for under $20 if you want a bit of extra comfort. Al Gaddah hotel suites located at close proximity to Dubai border makes it a great place to stay in budget. The Sharjah Hostel in the Sharghan Area of Old Muroor is located right in the heart of the city and comes within your budget too. It’s always better to do some research and book your accommodation beforehand.  

Beyond just the Tourist Attractions:

There’s a lot you can do to help yourself and the others in Sharjah through various volunteering organizations that offer assistance to the tourists and through them give valuable services to the deprived. Sharjah city of humanitarian services offer various opportunities for the underprivileged. The city also has a cat and dog shelter volunteer program working towards saving the lives of the abandoned animals. For more information, log on to volunteer@scads.ae

The American University of Sharjah also offer opportunities to take part in numerous volunteer groups catering to the student’s interests. Creating awareness on health issues, importance of road safety, and taking care of the abandoned elderly and infants are some of the major programs offered. 

Some tips for a great trip to Sharjah

  • The normal tap water is safe to drink, if you don’t want to spend on the bottled water.
  • The weather in Sharjah is hot and humid, so it is advisable to bring along full sleeve clothes and heavy sunscreen to prevent tanning and skin burn. The best time to visit Sharjah is from November to April.
  • Some important emergency numbers of Sharjah are: Ambulance- 998 and 999, Fire- 997, Police- 999, Sharjah Police Headquarter +97165631111