Why be a Tourist when you can be a Traveler…

you don’t want to consult a map to avoid looking like a tourist, they might have whispered, ‘they are tourists!’

The difference between a traveler and a tourist is a perennial debate in travel communities. The usual distinction is that a tourist goes to see, while a traveler goes to experience. Plenty of travelers see immersion in new cultures and straying from the beaten track as markedly different from touring well-visited sights. But the idea that travel has to follow certain rules to be valid or meaningful reeks of snobbery.
Who decided there was anything wrong with being a tourist? In 2012, for the first time in history international tourist arrivals surpassed the 1 billion mark. Tourism is a major source of income for many countries. Like it or not, travel is very often a consumer experience – although it’s down to the traveler to explore the world responsibly, deciding how and where to spend time and money.

There’s no doubt that slavishly following an itinerary means you risk missing the most memorable travel experiences, the serendipitous moments and interaction with locals.
But there’s no need to cringe at visiting well-known attractions. we can all conjure up a memory of trying to photograph a classic sight while simultaneously keeping hundreds of other visitors outside the frame. While it’s easy to be cynical about travelers ticking off the top 10 sights, the simple truth is that I’m a visitor too. Giving in to that cynicism means losing touch with a sense of wonder about the world, and the reasons visitors flock to a destination in the first place.

Travel isn’t a competition. Most of us travel to experience something new, and how we achieve that is up to each individual. Whether you’re on an all-inclusive tour or a year-long backpacking adventure with a budget, they are both ‘real’.
And no matter how you travel, there will be times when you have to conspicuously pull out a map.

 

LEH LADAKH !

if one hasn’t travelled to Leh Ladakh in India, he has definitely missed out on the amazing beauty in its most purest form that India beholds ! never knew that plain barren infertile land masses and mountains could be as mermerising as the ones in Ladakh.. and the picturesque scenery that these barren mountains add to the crystal clear water bodies exhibiting multiple shades of blue is breath taking ! 

However, one can enjoy this beauty most when travelling by road, for every nook and cranny in the route of Leh from Kargil has a little secret of its own.. which is revealed only to those who who take the road, to those who take the road less travelled ! 

I am sharing a photo with you all, a photo that I took and is not photo shopped ! a view that took the breath away of a normal person.. 

Ultimate Destinations: From Kaaba to the Temple of the Sun

sooo true.. travelling helps you break a lot of inhibitions, let go of prejudices and opens you up to a new world of people, language, culture and habits ! travelling is another world all together 🙂

Stay Aware!

backpacker-suitcaseTravel, is one of the most favorite thing to do for me. We can see things which are not the part of our daily activities. We can meet different people with different languages, customs, cultures, and many other things. More, we can explore new places we never had before. Experience of trips, the joyful of events, the local wisdom we are interact with, more or less shape our way of thinking.

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Travel to an Unknown India

Thirst to know the unknown places often leads to great innovations and discoveries.

From Himalayas in the North to Indian ocean in the south there are several places in India which are untouched and still left.

Travelling is the best way to unlock mysterious box as we know the world is full of mysteries.

India may be the seventh largest country in the world, by area basis but it is one of the richest in terms of culture, color, diverse landscapes and natural resources.

To explore the romanticism hidden in it, every year millions of travelers from all around the world plan their tour to India. But still there are various hidden places in the country that are less explored.

Here are some tourist destinations in India which are still unexplored

 

Majuli – Assam

assam

It is located in the beautiful state of Assam in the seven sister’s region ( North East).

Majauli is known to be the world’s largst river island on earth which is nestled in the banks of the Brahmaputra river.

This river island which is declared by UNESCO as a world natural heritage, has preserved well the antique weapons, utensils, jewelry and other items of cultural significance of the hundreds of year old Assamese civilization.

Lepchajagat – West Bengal

Lepchajagat - West Bengal

Lepchajagat is situated on Ghoom Mirik road at the Sukhipokhri near Darjeeling.

It is justifiably famous for stunning views of the Kangchenjunga massif, its rich birdlife and its tranquility as it is located on a hill, covered with oaks forests and beautiful rhododendron.

It offers a beautiful scenic beauty as curious play of colors in the sky and partly black and white clouds drift from one hill to another strikes anyone straight away.

Sandakphu – West Bengal

Sandakphu - West Bengal

It is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal. Sandakphu is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge. It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Sikkim border.

Sandakphu has a small village on the peak with a number of hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kanchendzonga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.

From Sandakphu the best view of the mountain Kanchendzonga is possible, which is known as the sleeping Buddha or the sleeping Shiva.

 

Tarkarli – Maharashtra

Tarkarli - Maharashtra

Tarkali is situated 6 kms south of Malvan and 546 kms away from Mumbai on the coast of Maharashtra.

It is a attractive and beautiful beach and the most appealing part is the wide and narrow streches of the beach with cakm and clear waters.

Here there are two most famous forts, Singhudurg, one of Maharashtra’s more popular and importance sea forts, built in the 17 th century and the famous Padmagarh fort.

There are other striking place like Sangam, rock garden and Malvan market. If you are in Tarkali make sure you visit  the restaurant for the delectable cuisine and experience something unusual-staying in MTDC’s inviting Konkani Huts.

 

Athirapilly Falls –  Kerala

Athirapilly Falls -  Kerala

Kerala is also famous for the Athirapilly waterfalls apart from the romantic backwaters and coconut grooves. It is often known as the Niagara falls of India.

This serene place offers some breathtaking views and captives the tourist with cool water spray that covers a large surrounding near the fall.

These waterfalls provide you a silent escape from the stressful daily life of metro cities as it is not just calm and sweet, but something really wild and natural.