5 Reasons to plan a monsoon getaway to Varanasi

5 Reasons to plan a monsoon getaway to Varanasi

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5 Reasons to plan a monsoon getaway to Varanasi

Varanasi is a beautiful, religious and ancient city, located on the banks of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier known as Kashi and Benares, it’s a popular pilgrim destination among the Hindus and the Jains. On the banks of the river Ganga, this ancient city exhibits its eccentric traits through the rituals and the culture.

It’s the oldest city in the world, more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples, for its fine quality silks and lip smacking delicacies. It remains crowded with national and international tourists throughout the year.

Varanasi experiences extreme weather conditions, with very hot summers and chilly winters. The best time to travel to Varanasi is winter. Since winter is the peak season, all travel and living arrangements need to be booked well in advance.

Here are 5 reasons why one can visit Varanasi during the monsoons.

1. Monsoon begins in July and lasts till October.

With the onset of monsoon, one can witness the fall in temperature, and the real beauty of the city in its drenched state. The monsoon in Varanasi is accompanied by heat, humidity and moderate rainfalls. It is a bit difficult to travel around this time, but the tourists are attracted to the freshness and beauty of the place. Watching the Ganga during the peak of the monsoon is also a thrilling experience.

2. Varanasi is the India of your imagination.

One of the most colorful and fascinating places on earth, has surprises abound around every corner. Most people visit the city for religious purposes.

3. There are myriad fascinating places around that make for perfect weekend getaways from Varanasi.

It may be less crowded during monsoons and one can peacefully spend more time to experience the beauty of these places.

From exploring historic temples and monasteries at Gaya and visiting the city of Nawabs, Lucknow to offering prayers at the ancient temples in Rajgir, there is absolutely no dearth to the awesomeness that surrounds Varanasi. Some of these places are only 5 to 6 hours’ drive away. So, if you have made plans to visit Varanasi, make sure you consider exploring these places around the city.

4. As most people prefer to travel during winters, one can get off-season discounts to stay at good hotels during monsoons.

One can enjoy good deals in travel, shopping etc during monsoons.

5. People can extend their stay for a longer duration to unwind themselves as they can avail good off seasonal discounts.

Read more about the history of Varanasi and what the city has to offer.

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Why should Bikaner be your next holiday destination

Why should Bikaner be your next holiday destination

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Why should Bikaner be your next holiday destination

If you are a travelling to Rajasthan then Bikaner should definitely be on your bucket list. Why? Because it’s a beautiful town which holds the true beauty of Rajasthan. Bikaner leaves behind the hums and buzz of the city life.

In 1488 AD, Rao Bika Ji, a Rajput prince established the city, Bikaner. It is also known as Bikano. This city has produced great warriors. The excavation proves that its civilisation was ahead of Harappan civilization.

The more you know about the city, the more you will fall in love with it.

 

The city is the real gem and here’s why..

1. Tingle your taste buds with sweet and salty snacks.

Bikaner is officially a sweet and snack town of Rajasthan. This is probably why ‘Bikanerwala’ is a well-known brand name for snacks shops across the country.

Haldiram is another brand name which is famous throughout the country for its snacks. This brand also traces its roots to Bikaner.

Those with a sweet tooth won’t regret visiting Chhotu Motu Joshi Sweet Shop or at Sankhala on Station Road to indulge in some rasgullas and kulfis.

2. Experience the Royal splendour of the city

The awe-inspiring architecture of the city beautifully marries Mughal and Rajput styles. The perfect example to explain this theme is the ‘Junagarh fort’. It is the only fort in Rajasthan which is built at the ground level.

Further, the city also has the wall paintings, the stone inlays, glass and lattice works which are worth admiring. Every piece of architecture in the city has a story to say.

Visit the city to appreciate every bit of it.

3. Bikaner is also well-known as its temples

This dusky colourful small town is also the tourist spot for pious people. The Karni Mata Temple of Deshnoke is the main crowd-puller. What is unique about this temple? The devotees seek blessings from 20,000 rats scurrying all over the mandir premises by feeding them. Isn’t it hard to believe? You really have to see it to believe it.

Among the Jain temples, The Bhandasar temple is the most notable. It was built by the Jain merchant named Bhanda Shah in dedication to Lord Parsvanath. Its foundation contains 40,000 kilograms of Desi Ghee. During summer, its greasy floor is hard to miss.

4. Haven’t you heard of the Camel story?

Bikaner is known for the largest camel breeding farm in Asia. The farm is technically known as the Camel Research Institute.

If you love riding camel then you must go with Camel safari. You can opt for Camel Safaris which ranges anywhere from a half-day trip to 14 days.

The Camel festival held in the city has special events like races and dances. During this festival, the ship of the desert is beautifully decorated.

5. Want to experience royal hospitality?

The Laxmi Niwas Palace is the epitome of opulence. If you want to be treated like royals then this palace turned hotel is a must visit.

Its plush expanse, elegant restaurants, verdant lawns, exquisite furniture draws people towards it.

Isn’t this city calling you for your next vacation? Learn more about the Bikaner city to plan perfect holidays.

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5 amazing reasons to shift home to Bengaluru

5 amazing reasons to shift home to Bengaluru

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5 amazing reasons to shift home to Bengaluru

I strongly believe that one shouldn’t spend all their life living in the same place. If I had it my way, I would shift home to a new city every year. Recently, I moved to Namma Bengaluru for a new job. I love this city and I believe everyone should visit this at least once in their lifetime. Have you been thinking about shifting home to Bengaluru? Here are 5 reasons why you should stop thinking and start planning the move right away.

1. The amazing weather

I’ve seen a lot of people complain about how the weather of the city is horrible. I don’t think that is true. I feel that the weather is amazing. It is better than most Indian cities.
The weather in Bangalore isn’t too humid, nor too hot. It is actually just perfect.

2. The varied culture

You’ll meet all kinds of people in Bangalore. People from all over India come here in search of work.
This has made Bangalore a true cosmopolitan city. Being a south India city, you’d expect people to only talk in Kannada. But because of the mix of people here, you find people speaking different languages.

3. The city is safe

I travel frequently. And to be honest, I don’t always feel safe everywhere. But Bangalore is different. The city is safe. Even for women. You wouldn’t have to think too much before stepping out alone at night. I love this the most about this city.

4. The public transport is good

It is very easy to take the bus or the metro to anywhere you want. Taking a rikshaw or a radio cab is also not a problem. The only problem is the traffic. It is really horrible. But if we’re talking only about the public transport, it is great.

5. There are ample job opportunities

The city has opened up job opportunities for a lot of people. Bangalore is the IT hub of India. It is also the start-up capital of the country. People in Bangalore joke that every other person you bump into here is an engineer. It is actually a fact.
Not just IT, the city has many job opportunities for people from different sectors like fashion and biotechnology, too.

Bangalore is a great city. For an outsider, life here is quite interesting, too. If you move home to Bangalore, you will definitely enjoy living here.

When I first moved to Bangalore, I used this very interestingly written City Guide for Bangalore by Glovve Packers and Movers for getting to know the city well. I also hired packers and movers for moving to Bangalore from https://glovve.com.

One of the most important thing I’d like to tell anyone who is moving to Bangalore is that you should find a house close to your office. People aren’t kidding when they say the traffic here is horrible. It really is. And if you have to spend 2 hours commuting to work every day, you are sure to lose your mind.

Are you moving to Bangalore soon? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have any questions about this city, leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

I also hope you read my article about Travelling to a new city and Essentials for packing for a vacation.