Experience the Best of Pune’s History by Staying at Marriott Hotel Pune

Pune, one of the most desirable locations for vacations, is an amazing beauty to be explored especially if you are a history lover. Being the cultural and historical capital of Maharashtra, Pune certainly has a lot for you in store.

Travel among the vibrant and beautiful streets and enjoy the delicious food items of the city the choice is all yours.

Experience a Grand Stay at Marriott Hotel Pune

With amazing new places and grand forts for you to trek and explore, Pune is certainly a great place if you want to get away for a weekend or two. All you need to do is book a stay at the Marriott Hotel Pune, to get the best of the services. With amazing new attractive facilities such as grand suites, restaurants, spas and fitness centres, this hotel is certainly the best choice for tourists and travellers.

Marriott Hotel Pune

Marriott Hotel Pune

Historical Places In Pune

Shaniwar Wada Palace: Known as the home for the Peshwas, this place is certainly worth a visit if you are ever in Pune. Witness that amazing glory of the Maratha Empire as you look at the architecture of this remarkable Palace, which boasts of both Maratha and Mughal artistic styles. The history and amazing built of the Palace will certainly cast a spell in your heart.

Shaniwar Wada Palace

Shaniwar Wada Palace | Image Source : blogspot.com

Shinde Chattri: Want to know more about the Maratha history? Then why not visit the Shinde Chattri, a beautiful palace from the 18th century dedicated to the commander-in-chief, Mahadji Shinde, who served the Peshwas. Known as one of Pune’s oldest and most popular buildings, this place is certainly worth visiting once.

National War Museum: One of the most amazing historical landmarks of the city is the National War Museum, made for the martyrs. Containing many historical artefacts from Kargil War and Portuguese-Indian War, this place will surely take you back in time.

National War Museum

National War Museum | Image Source : india.com

National Defence Academy: Or the NDA, is the most primary institution for military practices. It is in here that the cadets of the Navy, Army and Air Force are trained to become soldiers. Excited to visit are you? Well, you should be as you get to see the training procedures and techniques used in the institute. So, do pay a visit if you want to know more about the place.

Famous Places to Explore In and Around Vikarabad

Vikarabad is a delightful and most charming place located in the Indian state of Telangana. It is a very popular destination for the adventure lovers as here visitors can indulge themselves in trekking. In the recent times, Vikarabad has become a hot favorite spot among the trekkers. Visitors in large numbers visit this scenic landscape. It is a fascinating place for those who crave for adventure. It is also a thrilling place for other activities like Rock Climbing and Rappelling.

Numerous small lush green hills surround the panoramic Vikarabad. Thus, it makes it a beautiful and convenient place to enjoy adventure activities like trekking. This beautiful destination offers two trails for the visitors. Apart from this, tourists can also enjoy some thrilling wild adventures in the dense forest of Vikarabad.

In and around Vikarabad there are many beautiful places to visit to enjoy an amazing vacation with friends and family. This region has many ancient sites, spectacular temples, gorgeous hills and much more. Tourists in large numbers visit here to enjoy the beautiful natural views, stunning wildlife, gushing streams and the lush greenery.

How To Reach

Vikarabad is easily accessible from any corner of the country. Though it does not have an airport, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad serves as the nearest airport to this beautiful town. Regular flights are operated from various cities across the world to reach Hyderabad. From the airport bus and cab services are easily available. Also, regular trains to Vikarabad are scheduled from various major cities of the country. State and private buses are handled at regular intervals to connect Vikarabad to other cities.

Accommodation In Vikarabad

https://www.cleartrip.com/places/hotels/7196/719670/images/7_w.jpg

Ananthagiri Hills Haritha Resort booking

Travelers can choose their accommodation from a plethora of hotel and resort options available in Vikarabad. However, Ananthagiri Hills Haritha Resort booking always remains in demand due to their plush rooms and warm hospitality. The resort is located surrounding lush greenery away from the urban clutter. All the rooms of this resort are elegantly designed and have modern conveniences. The staff of this hotel offers great services and remains always on toes to make the stay for their guests very comfortable.

The hotel offers various facilities which include:

  • Television,
  • Car parking,
  • Swimming pool, etc.

Best Places to Visit in Vikarabad

Here is the list of some amazing places to visit in Vikarabad:

  • Lord Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

Dedicated to Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy, an incarnated form of Lord Vishnu, this temple is must visit when in Vikarabad. In this temple, the deity of Lord Vishnu is on Anantha. It is believed that the Anantha or snake floats in Vaikuntha. Along with Lord Vishu, his wife Goddess Lakshmi is also worshipped and seated here. Rishi Markandeya built this temple in the Dwapara Yuga. Around 400 years ago, the Nawab of Hyderabad built the main temple.

  • Borra Hills and Caves:

https://aaditivacation.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/13be0-anantagiri-hills.jpg

Ananthagiri Hills | Image Resource : blogspot.com

Nestled in the Ananthagiri Hills, these beautiful caves attracts many visitors. William King George of the Geological Survey of India discovered these amazing caves in 1807. The caves are composed of Karstic limestone structures. These caves extend to upto 80 m in depth and are famous as the deepest as well as largest caves in the country. Locals built a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva here. Travelers can find Bbats and golden geckos in these caves.

  • Araku Tribal Museum:

It displays beautiful artefacts, tools, etc that reflect rich tradition of the local tribal inhabitants of this region. This museum is established to conserve the rich tradition, culture, handicrafts and fine arts of the native tribes. Visitors can gain knowledge about the ancient living methods of the local tribes. Also, tourists can purchase various beautiful and unique handicraft items from here.

  • Ananthagiri Hills:

This scenic hill is one of the famous adventure destinations in the country. The panoramic views of these hills relax all the senses and unwind the visitors instantaneously. It is a spectacular trekking spot.

The unexploited interiors of Vikarabad make it a beautiful destination for photography and rejuvenation.

The Most Professional And Sophisticated Client Meeting Experience In Goa!

Well, it was a product launch presentation for our client. And we couldn’t decide where to plan the same. And then, we decided on conducting the meeting in Goa! And I suppose that was one of the best decisions we had made so for!

I am a marketing manager in an advertising company and we had an important meeting with a client related to the features of services we were planning to deliver to them.

And we had the most amazing time in Goa that delivered a professional and sophisticated stay and discussion with the client which was appreciated by our client as well as by our senior managers too!

Air India flight from Pune To Goa

So I was heading a team of 2 members, and we booked the flight journey from Pune to Goa with Air India Airline. It was the month of July last year and we met at the airport at 10 AM as our flight was schedules at 11:50.

We reached Goa at 12:45PM after a comfortable journey in the flight.

Our stay in Cidade de Goa

Cidade De Goa Price

Cidade De Goa Price

We booked our stay for three days in Cidade De Goa. Cidade De Goa price was reasonable and offered amazing services under 18,000 INR for 3 days per room. We checked in the hotel at 02:00PM and got refreshed for the client meeting at 6:00 PM. We planned two meetings for first two days in Goa and third day was just dedicated to outing and personal time in Goa!

First meeting in Alfama:

Alfama Restaurant

Alfama Restaurant | Image Resource: cidadegoa.com

So we booked a private table in Alfama restaurant which is popular for its Goan cuisine. The ambience of the restaurant was really sophisticated. The services offered by the restaurant were really appreciable. The food was amazing and so was the interior of the restaurant.

Second meeting in Café Azul:

Café Azul

Cafe Azul | Image Resource: cidadedegoa

Second day we planned the meeting in the resort itself in Café Azul. The ambience was fabulous and we were comfortable in the soothing environment of the resort. The meeting was scheduled for morning, so we ordered some Beer and breakfast which was really refreshing. The meeting went really well and the client really appreciated the choice of restaurant we chose for the meeting.

Just after an hour, we got a call from our senior managers for appreciating our professional services and presentation in front of the client. So yes! If you are planning a client meeting in Goa, try the mentioned choices!

An Amazing Journey to Tirupati and its Temples

Tirupati is the famous temple city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. I have always longed to visit the temple of Tirumala for a long time. This time I planned the trip entirely myself and went to Tirupati to pay the homage at the temple. There are many ways to reach the temple town of Tirupati from Katpadi Junction. I chose to travel by train as it is very convenient and easy way of travelling.

Train Journey from Katpadi 

There are a number of trains available in the sector. I wanted to travel in the AC 3rd tier of the railways and hence I booked the tickets in the Sabari Express that starts from the Trivandrum Central Railway Station. The train reaches the Katpadi Junction at 22.45 at night. I used IRCTC to book my tickets in the train and booked them easily online using the net banking option.

Stay at Hotel Fortune in Tirupati

Its 2 hour journey from Katpadi to Tirupati and the train reached the destination at 12.30 am. At the railway station, a cab was waiting for me to pick me up from the railway station. I had booked one of the hotels in the city for my stay in the region. The hotel I had booked for my stay was Fortune Hotels Tirupati. It is a famous 4 star hotel of the city and provides world class services and amenities to the guests and tourists from all parts of the world.

Fortune Hotels tirupati
Fortune Hotels Tirupati

The hotel is very conveniently located in the middle of the city and close to the main temples of the city. The hotel has a number of facilities and services for the guests to make their stay a memorable experience. Some of the features of the hotel I loved were

  • Two in house restaurants that serves world class food and beverages
  • A 24 hour coffee lounge known as Chillers and Fillers
  • Conference and Business rooms
  • Banquet halls for hosting parties
  • Travel desk and pick and drop services

I had booked one of the Fortune Club rooms of the hotel. The hotel room is one of the best for stay and has amenities like air conditioning, television, internet, broadband, iron and mini bar. 24 hour room service is also available in all the rooms of the hotel. I enjoyed my stay in the hotel room and paid visit to all the famous temples of the city.

Temple Visit in Tirupati

One of the famous oldest temples of the city is the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. There is always a huge rush to reach the temple every time. There is a special ticket for darshan in the temples. The temple ambience is excellent & soothing. The crowd management for different section is very good.

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple| Image Source : flickr.com

It was an excellent trip to the place and I enjoyed every minute of the stay. The temple is definitely worth a visit for its beauty, splendour and magnificent architecture. It is very well managed and administered by the temple authorities. Overall, my trip had been a brilliant vacation and spiritual experience.

 

Enter Into The Old-World Charm At The Forts In Jaipur!

Amber Fort

Amber Fort | Image Resource : rajasthanabout.com

Rajasthan is one of the richest cities located on the northwest side of India. It witnesses a mammoth of tourists all through the year. The state is world-renowned for its culture, textile and the varieties of Jaipur ornaments are loved by people all round the world. No wonder, foreigners swarm the place throughout the year.

To get to know more about the state and its cultural capital, head over to Jaipur.

Forts in Jaipur: The Royal History!

Why are we always fascinated about the lifestyle of a royal king or a queen? To get the answers, come down to Jaipur and explore the places here that visually convey the message of royalty of our Indian history. Just take trips to the cited forts in Jaipur that flawlessly depicts the same!

Amber Or Amer Fort

It is the largest fort that covers an area of 4 square km with artistic Hindu styled elements. The magnificent ramparts, huge ironed gates and the cobbled pathways of this fort awe-inspires any tourist. It is constructed on the banks of Maota Lake which adds to the natural beauty of the place.

Jaigarh Fort

As you walk along the Maota lake banks, you will head to Jaigarh Fort, a rustic beauty of Jaipur. There is just a passageway connection between Amber and Jaigarh; so tourists visit both the places at a time.

Nahargarh Fort

On the foothills of the Aravali ills is this fort. This name of the place means ‘abode of tigers’. This means the fort was a home to a lot of tigers which were pets to the great kings living in Rajasthan.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort | Image Resource : blogspot.com

Wish to get a break from historical places and enjoy the cultural side of Rajasthan? chokhi dhani jaipur, a resort cum fort is the most admirable hotel where one gets serviced liked a royal person.

Feel the Royalty whilst staying at the Most Charming Resort: Choki Dhani Jaipur

Imagine wearing royal dresses with a crown on your head! Yes, at Choki Dhani, guests are given an opportunity to try the famous Rajasthani outfits! Don’t forget to take as many clicks as possible in that attire; truly it would be a surprise to your friends and family. In spite of the scorching heat of this dessert land, tourists have a very delightful stay; thanks to the various cultural and traditional programmes that keeps one, engaged, all through the day.

The plush rooms with modish amenities, make you feel like living in culture and tradition along with modernity in this Rajasthani village themed resort.

Chokhi Dhani Jaipur

Chokhi Dhani Jaipur | Image Resource : heritagehotelsofindia.com

Enjoy watching your kids’ rock and roll in the camel rides, magic shows and puppet shows. Come and dance to the fast paced beat around the traditional fire act or take an adventure trip finding your way out of the maze. Food would be the most memorable during the stay! Taste an authentic Rajasthani food served with lot of love and ghee.

Without shopping the stay will not fulfilled, if you are handcrafts lover then pick the most adorable Rajasthani artefacts from kalagram; an in-house shopping center.

A Trip To Digha – Hanging Out With Friends

Hotels In New Digha

Hotels In New Digha | Image Resource : wordpress.com

In today’s rapidly advancing world, it has become an important job to remember that at times we need to relax ourselves and give ourselves some rest from the stressful schedule of work. We get so engrossed in the infamous rat race today, that we are not really left with any time to follow our passions and to do things that we enjoy, and all else takes a low priority in our lives. But the fact still remains that in regular intervals we should take some time to relax our mind and body.

Having this thought as a driving rule of my life, I always make sure that I go on a vacation at least once every year, to guarantee that I don’t miss out on some great experiences in life. As the years go on, exploring new places has changed into a hobby for me. I decided to go to Digha when I got a leave recently, to hang out with my friends and have a good time.

I couldn’t wait for my vacation date to come. I was quite excited to get to Digha and start my holiday with my friends. There were many things I planned to do in Digha this time like visiting some of the great beaches in town and also the famous aquarium. Digha is a major tourist destination in Eastern India and for good reason. There are many beautiful places as well as places of tourist interest in the city that are quite fun. I also wanted to try out the unique Bengali cuisine, especially their delicious fish and seafood preparations. I was thus quite excited for this trip, and booked my tickets well in advance of the journey.

Booking My Train From Vishakhapatnam To Digha

Being two destinations on the Eastern coast of India, there are a lot of trains running between Vishakhapatnam and Digha. I had a lot of different choices for trains from Vishakhapatnam to Digha. After doing a good deal of research and looking at the facilities, timings, and other details of all the trains, I finally chose the Vishakhapatnam – Digha SF Express and booked my tickets on it. My journey, though of a rather long duration, was quite comfortable and enjoyable. Some of the best things about the trip were:

  • Shortened duration as it was a Superfast train.
  • The train was maintained clean and neat.
  • The train ran on schedule.
  • Excellent pantry car and catering services.

Digha Beach

Digha Beach | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

A Great Stay At Hotel Seagull, Digha

The 2-star rated Hotel Seagull in Digha is a one of the best budget Hotels In New Digha with the added positive of being situated on the beach. This hotel offers some excellent facilities and services at low prices making it a great option. The room was quite spacious and fitted with all modern amenities such as TV, hot water, etc.

The Hotel is located in a best place and offers all basic facilities such as

  • Hot water
  • 24 hours room parking
  • Room service
  • Car Parking
  • Front desk
  • Visiting Some Great Places In Digha

Three of the places I had planned to visit were the Digha Beach, Shankarpur Beach, and the Marine Aquarium. Both the beaches were excellent beaches, though Digha beach was a little more crowded than Shankarpur beach, it also had other facilities such as snack stalls, etc. The Marine Aquarium was a delightful experience and it was quite interesting to see so many different forms of marine life.

Journey For Business Turns Fruitful Through Smooth Travel

I travel to different destinations on business trips on a frequent basis. Recently, I went to Chennai to attend a business meeting. My journey by Spicejet was a highly comfortable one. I reached the city during the late hours of the evening. To ensure a comfortable stay in the city, I booked a hotel which was based in Anna Salai, which is one of the prime locations of Chennai. Here are some of the major highlights of my Chennai trip: –

Accommodation

I put up at Hotel Raintree during my week long stay in Chennai. My room was well equipped with all modern amenities for a comfortable stay. It had a cosy twin bed, a writing desk and a flat screen TV. The presence of internet wireless connectivity within the room helped me to prepare the presentations which I was going to make at the conference. The room services were available at specific time periods during the day. Daily cleaning was done within my room and so, it remained pretty clean and tidy.

 

Raintree Anna SalaiRaintree Anna Salai | Image Resource : raintreehotels.com

Dining

Hotel Raintree Anna Salai offers a wide range of Indian and international delicacies. Since I am an avid foodie I tried some local delicacies. The Urlai Roast which is made from baby potatoes and roasted & prepared using freshly grounded masala formed a perfect combination with the rice. Born in a Bengali Christian family, I didn’t know that Tamils could prepare such unique delicacies with potatoes.

The Chicken 65, prepared using chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and 1 beaten egg had a unique aroma. Served with wedges and raw onions, it had a sumptuous taste and helped me to finish my dinner in the perfect manner. I was deeply impressed by the culinary skills of the hotel’s chefs.

 

Marina BeachMarina Beach | Image Resource : india.com

Exploring Chennai

For the first two day, I was busy attending the business conference. Therefore, I went out to explore the city on the third day, which was a Sunday. My first destination was Marina Beach. Stretching a distance of 13 km from St. George Fort to Mahabalipuram, it is the world’s second longest natural beach. The sight of the sea waves touching the coastline was a pleasure for the eyes.

I also visited Fort St. George. Built in 1640 by the British East India Company, it was the first fort to be constructed by the British. The major attractions within the fortress are St Mary’s Church, a museum which contains many artefacts from the colonial period and Wellesley House which contains paintings of the fort’s governor. The fort is home to administrative offices of Tamil Nadu Government and Legislative Assembly. Situated on the Rajaji Salai Road, it is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The Madras War Cemetery, established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission is also an important attraction of the city. Built in the memory of people who died during World War II, it contains 856 graves of people from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK