19 Jul 2016

Amazing Getaways Near Mumbai That You Should Visit

Amazing Getaways Near Mumbai That You Should Visit Shahid Ali khan 5 of 5
Someone rightly said, that there is no fun in life without a dash of adventure and thus, if ...

Someone rightly said, that there is no fun in life without a dash of adventure and thus, if adventure is what you’re looking for then Mumbai is where you can have it all. The city that never sleeps is surrounded by some of the most amazing places that you could visit and has enticing weekend getaways options for all its dwellers.

Weekend getaways near mumbai

To escape the hustle-bustle of city life, you could head to the gorgeous hill stations of Panchgani and Khodala or visit some exceptionally picturesque destinations such as Malshej Ghat, Igatpuri, and Guhagar. To enjoy peace and serenity of nature, you could visit Amboli and Vengurle or visit the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, if you are a wildlife enthusiast.

Further, if you are an adventure seeker, then embark on a thrilling escapade and explore your wild side by indulging in some crazy adventures in Kolad such as river rafting, zip line crossing, kayaking and canoeing or enjoy a fun-frolic day by trekking, paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling with your family and friends in Kamshet.

Surrounded by lush green trees, pristine water, and unexplored beaches, these small yet stunning hamlets provide quite a refreshing setting that will help you to beat the pressure of living in a city and are a perfect retreat for people who wish to take a short break from the daily grind of chasing targets and deadlines.

Simply put, I have found no better place than Mumbai to begin an adventure, and the option of beautiful destinations are endless.

Now, to make it easier for you to plan your next perfect weekend outing with your family and friends here’s a list of some of the top weekend getaways in and around Mumbai.

This impressive infographic comprises of 55+ amazing getaways near Mumbai and provides you details like how far a place is from Mumbai, how you could reach there and more. This infographic is a part of a comprehensive guide that gives you additional information, such as the best time to visit a place, major attractions, notable facts etc, of various location

What’s more, you could also download a PDF of this guide and use it as a reference when planning your next weekend trip.

So have a look at the below-mentioned infographic and find the ideal destination to unwind with your family and friends!

55+ Weekend Getaways from Mumbai [Infographic] by the team at ZaraHutke.in

Best Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

8 Jul 2016

7 Great Summer Vacation Spot | Tourist Destinations in India

7 Great Summer Vacation Spot | Tourist Destinations in India Shahid Ali khan 5 of 5
India is the popular tourist destination in the world. You can find travel destinations for ev...

India is the popular tourist destination in the world. You can find travel destinations for every season such as summer, rainy season winter. Summer season is already here and people have started planning for their vacations. Coolest places/ destinations for summer holiday in India are the famous choices of all.

Here are 7 great vacation spot in India that you can select from to make your vacation unforgettable. Most of these places are popular and most famous for summer tourists.

1. Sikkim
Sikkim Tourist Destination

Ranking among the most fabulous yet unknown part of India, the North east side of the country is a paradise for travelers. Together with the Himalayas and the Teesta River’s rapid waters accompanying it along the way, the attractiveness of this place is amazing. Sikkim, to be exact in North East India is definitely one of the best summer vacation spot in India to chill and spend the summer’s vacation. The cascading waterfalls, monasteries, treks and the unseen valleys will absolutely make your summers a delight!!

2. Kanatal

Places to Visit In Kanatal

Kanatal is a small village located in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, it's a great summer vacation spot for tourists in India. The lush green environment, snow-covered mountains, rivers and forests are best point for tourist attractions. Surkhanda Devi temple located here is the main attraction. This place is also known by the name of Shakti Peeth, some believe that when Lord Shiva were carrying Sati's body on Mount Kailash, the head of the Goddess was dropped at this place.

3. Wayanad

places to visit in wayanad

Fondly known as “Green heaven”, Wayanad is an extremely serene and quiet hill town in Kerala. The foggy Kerala hills add to its attraction and it makes for a peaceful summer vacation destination. The Wayanad bird sanctuary is a major attraction here and it is one of the most famous bird watching places.

4. Nahan

Nahan tourist Destination

Shimla is the most favorite place of tourists; it is the reason why that the reason why it is always crowded may it is any season. This time you should go to Nahan instead of Shimla. Nahan is a small but captivating place located on the Shivalik Hills. The temples, gardens and Ranital are the most favorite places for tourists to hang out. Renuka Lake is 45 km from Nahan, which you must visit in the last days of your tour. Direct bus service is available from Ambala and Chandigarh.

5. Rishikesh

Risihikesh Tourist Destination

This place is famous worldwide for yoga. People come here for meditation and yoga. It is a religious and adventure places & one of the best tourist place in North India. There are many temples for a visit. The adventure activities are many such as forest trekking, mountain biking, water rafting, rock climbing and bungee jumping. Go here from Haridwar station, public transportation in the form of buses easily available.

6. Mount Abu
Mount Abu Tourist Places

The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a great vacation spot during the summer in India. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous attraction amongst tourists. Mount Abu is the most important holy places for Jains and Hindus owing to the many temples. The Jain temples at Delwara are worth visiting for their beautiful carvings and architectural attractiveness.

7. Munnar

Munnar Tourist  Destination

Tucked away from the maddening city life, Munnar is blessed with tranquility and a heavenly weather. Being situated at a height of 6000 feet above sea level, this town is at the confluence of three rivers Madhurapuzha, Kundalyand Nallathani. There are a many tourist attractions in Munnar and visitors can also try out trekking, mountaineering, fishing and so on.

5 May 2016

Touring Around the Attractions of Shirdi

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Shirdi is one such destination, which doesn't have the natural attractiveness but its a...

Shirdi is one such destination, which doesn't have the natural attractiveness but its association with divinity make believers go for a soul search. As a religious town, there are several amazing temples, shrines, and museums to explore. If you're interested in visiting these places then you can take a Mumbai, Pune or Aurangabad to Shirdi taxi. Mentioned here are some amazing places to see in Shirdi.

A popular saint, Sai Baba lived in this little village-town, which is located in Maharashtra. Devotees from other religions too have strong belief in his powers and even after almost a century since he departed the world they visit his home in large numbers. Shirdi is home to several temples, shrines and galleries depicting the life of Sai Baba. If you're interested in visiting these places then you can take a Mumbai, Pune or Aurangabadto Shirdi taxi.

Aurangabad to Shirdi Taxi

Samadhi Mandir is the place where Sai Baba's body was laid to rest. Constructed of white marbles, the Samadhi Mandir attracts a large number of worshippers and visitors. The site of the Mandir initially belonged to a wealthy businessman, Shreemant Gopalrao, who was also an ardent follower of Sai Baba. The site that houses the grave of Baba was intended to be formed as a wada (a large private house), with a temple. When his health deteriorated, he requested his followers to take him to the wada and breathed his last there. His mortal remains were entombed in the site which had a picture of the Lord Murlidhar. The mandir also houses a temple with articles related to the Baba.

Spread across an area of 200 square meters, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple is another marvel in the town, which is located right at the center of Shirdi. The temple attracts pilgrims from different parts of the world. There's lodging facility available in the temple premises, but for that, you need to register your name at the Niwassthan office first. There are other arrangements for the tourists to keep their valuables and other items too. In a nutshell, you can have a peaceful and comfortable darshan of Sai Baba by visiting this temple.

Dwarkamai Masjid is where was Sai Baba’s spent 60 years of his life. Believers say, that he once lit a sacred fire here, which still burns, and visitors from all parts of the world come here to get some of its ash, which carries magical properties. Today, you can find hundreds of devotees visiting the place to get blessed by that sacred fire. Apart from this, you can find few articles used by Baba, kept inside a glass box. There's also a spectacular oil painting of Baba which was made by a local artist.

places to visit in Shirdi

One of the famous places to visit around Shirdi, the Chavadi is another important place associated with Sai Baba. It was where he used to sleep during the last ten years of his life. He was transferred to this spot by his devotees on a rainy day when the Masjid in which he slept began to leak. Since that time, Baba used to return to Chavadi every other night to sleep. After he attained Samadhi, the area was acquired by the Sansthan. Now a protected shrine, you can find few books and scriptures that Sai Baba read.

31 Mar 2016

8 Popular Haunted Place In India Where People Avoid To Visit In Night

8 Popular Haunted Place In India Where People Avoid To Visit In Night Shahid Ali khan 5 of 5
1. GP block - Meerut GP Block- Meerut Although not popular, GP block in Meerut, Uttar P...

1. GP block - Meerut

GP block - Haunted places in Meerut
GP Block- Meerut
Although not popular, GP block in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh has been known as a haunted place. On a number of times, four boys have been seen sitting in the house with a candle lighted and drinking beer. It happens to be the most general sight for people passing near that area. Few of them also said that they have even seen a girl in red dress appearing out of the home. This is a double-storied house and some people have seen the boy sitting on the roof-top. Now People have stopped going away to that place.

2. Delhi – Delhi Cantt

Delhi Cantt most popular haunted places in Delhi
Delhi Cantt.
Delhi capitals of India also have some hunted place. The most hunted place in Delhi is Delhi Cantt area which is packed with green and lush trees. Mostly times, people have seen a lady in white sari requesting for lift. If you don’t stop your car, she will start running fast with the equal speed and believe it or not, people have said her reaching before of them. This story has been doing the repeating even as now. Some people say that possibly the woman was a hitchhiker as alive; hence she waves at alone passerby to stop.

3. Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune

Haunted place in Pune Shaniwar wada fort
Shaniwarwada Fort
It’s said that in Full Moon nights are very haunted in Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune. As per to an old story, this Shaniwarwada fort is haunted by the ghost of a prince who was brutally assassinated when he was 13 year old by one of his relative. His ghost can be heard shrieking in the middle of the night.

4. Thane – Vrindavan Society

 Vrindavan Society hunted place in thane
Vrindaven Society
It is believed that a man had committed suicide from a building in Vrindavan Society (building No.66 B).The security guards rounding the area have appeared across weird activities. Once a guard was hit so hard that he get up from his chair and slap the other guard who was close him thinking he was the one who slap him.

5. D`Souza Chawl of Mahim, Mumbai

D`souza Chawl Mahim haunted place in mumbai
D'Souza Chawl
A well in the D`souza Chawl Mahim area also famous as a haunted place in Mumbai. It is said that a woman, while getting water, fell in the well and died. Several people said to have seen the ghostly spirit of that woman close to the well throughout nights. She is also said to be not dangerous.

6. Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Dumas haunted  Beach, Gujarat
Dumas Beach
Famous beautiful Dumas Beach in Gujarat has lots of stories to tell about spirit. If we go on the story, Hindus religion burn their dead bodies on this beach, and this area has been claimed many of times for its unnatural activities. People have report feeling like hearing strange rumor on Dumas beach. It`s like the storm around this area is many of spirits of dead people. Some visitors have been even known to have disappeared as taking walk on the beach at night time.

7. Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal

Dow Hill, Kurseong most famous haunted place in  West Bengal
Dow Hill 
A many of murders have in use place in the Dow Hill forest that has left a strange feeling in the environment. Lots of people nearby this area also hear footsteps in the corridor of Victoria Boys School throughout the December-March vacations. Woodcutters said to have seen a young boy without head walking and then suddenly disappear into the trees. All these stories make this area most haunted places in India.

8. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

 Bhangarh Fort top 10 haunted places in Rajasthan
Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh, a deserted city in Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort was built by King Madho Singh, son of Mughal ruler, Man Singh of Amber in 1613. Bhangarh was abandoned immediately after being created and after it had been cursed by a magician supposedly. In ignorance Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh, raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Consequently the devastation of complete village of Bhangarh happened. Local villagers say that every time a house is made there its roof collapses. People say that nobody returned who stayed there at night. And the Archaeological Study of India (ASI) signal board put up right now there says, "Staying after sunset is usually strictly prohibited in this location."

19 Mar 2016

Did You About Golconda Fort In Hyderabad Telangana?

Did You About Golconda Fort In Hyderabad Telangana? Shahid Ali khan 5 of 5
Golconda (also spell Golkonda) Fort was the capital of the of Golconda kingdom which establish...

Golconda (also spell Golkonda) Fort was the capital of the of Golconda kingdom which established between 14th to 16th century. It is located at Ibrahim Bagh and 11 kilometers from Hyderabad city, capital of Telangana. With walls height from 17 to 34 feet broken by 87 semi-circular supports, some wall reaching 60 feet in height, and constructed on a granite hill that is approx 400 feet high, it come in one of India’s most magnificent fort complex. I think, everyone known about Kohinoor Diamond. But did anyone know where it was placed in India? Kohinoor Diamond, expect Diamonds and other diamonds were once in this Golconda Fort. Golconda was famous for Diamond business.

Golconda Fort tourist destination in Hyderabad Telangana

Golconda fort has a very wonderful architecture and it is one of the most popular historical places in India. Many tourists come from different regions of the India and world. Visitors love to visit this historical place. After the charminar in Hyderabad, Golconda Fort is the 2nd most popular place of Hyderabad. In vacations too many visitors came in Hyderabad to see Golconda Fort and Char Minar. It is popular for system of acoustics-science. It means anyone hand clap at any point below the dome can be hare at the top point of the Fort. It was very helpful when anybody attacks on this Golconda Fort.
Light and sound show in Golconda Fort

Timing:   9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Entry fee of Golconda Fort: -   Indians:- Rs 10 and for  foreigners 150 Per person  
Light & sound Show :- 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Rs 50 per person 

*Please confirm Timing and fee through from local authorities