“Poovar” the best tourist destination in South Kerala especially for Honeymoon Couple and Well-known for its clean and golden sandy beach, Poovar is an isolated but spectacular and beautiful coastal village located in the state of Kerala. The holiday place is known for its serene beaches that bewitch thousands of visitors from all over the world. Poovar is one of the “Top Ten tourist destinations to Visit in South Kerala Tour”

It is an unspoilt eco-tourism spot in Kerala, which is enfolded by the backwaters and one can spend a great time here.The natural beauty and blue lagoons make Poovar an ideal tourist holiday destinations in Kerala.

This beautiful sighting place offers a number of leisure facilities to the travelers. Poovar lies at the mouth of River Neyyar and is populated by the fishing community.

Undoubtedly, Poovar is an admiring wonder with pleasurable weather, exotic flora and fauna comprising a huge variety of spices, banana groves and swaying coconut trees.

We at “Nissi Tours and Travels” offers a detailed travel guide for your Poovar tour. Find all necessary travel information on issues like best time to visit, popular tourist attractions, where to stay, transport system and restaurants and eateries.

This holiday guide offers every little information that can help in making your Poovar trip an unforgettable affair.

It’s a beautiful paradise and the serenity of this must see place is marked by the sound of waves and birds.

Poovar is a tourist town in Neyyattinkara in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state, South India. This village is almost at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram while the next village, Pozhiyoor, marks the end of Kerala. This village beach attracts tourists. Nearest airport to visit Poovar Island is Trivandrum Int. Airport in Kerala.

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If you want to spot a tiger, click the Siberian Crane, and enjoy those forests and parks at their best, then you should visit them at the right time. So we’ve curated a month-by-month calendar to help you plan a holiday at some of India’s most spectacular wildlife destinations. Here’s all you need on when to go where and why.

January

The Birds & Tigers Of Kanha National Park

District Mandla, Madhya Pradesh

Nearest Town: Jabalpur

Kanha’s tropical climate makes it quite cold in January, but this is the best month to watch migratory birds. Some 300 species of domestic and guest birds are found here, so carry a good pair of binoculars along!
The pride of the park, of course, remains the Royal Bengal Tiger but you should also keep an eye out for the Barasingha, wild dogs, wild pigs, sloth bears, Indian cobras, fan-throated lizards and panthers. Take an elephant safari as it gets you close enough to capture some great photos.

Wild Dogs in Kanha National Park

Wild Dog in Kanha National Park

Peacock in Kanha National Park

Peacock in Kanha National Park

Wow Factor:

With its lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and crystal-clear streams, Kanha was Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration for The Jungle Book.

Heritage of Madhya Pradesh
Duration: 05 Days / 04 Nights

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How to Reach:

By Air: From Nagpur (266 km)
By Road or Train: From Jabalpur (165 km)

February

The One-Horned Rhino At Kaziranga National Park

Kanchanjuri, Assam

Nearest Town: Jorhat

February is largely free of rain and not very cold, which makes it easy to spot animals at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides introducing you to its most famous resident, the one-horned rhinoceros, the park also stars tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.

Kaziranga's  most famous resident, the one-horned rhinoceros

Kaziranga’s most famous resident, the one-horned rhinoceros

Wow Factor:

Over 2,200 one-horned rhinos live in Kaziranga, which accounts for more than two-thirds of their total population!

Green Triangle of North East
Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights

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How to Reach:

By Air: From Guwahati (193 km)
By Train or Road: From Guwahati, Jorhat (112 km) or Tezpur (50 km)

March

The Fearless Tigers of Ranthambore National Park

Prempura, Rajasthan

Nearest Town: Sawai Madhopur

The weather is pleasant and the grass is bare in March, which makes it easier to spot the majestic tiger. Ranthambore is a wildlife photographer’s dream, and offers multiple chances to capture leopards, striped hyenas, langurs, sambhar, bison, and a stunning variety of birds and flowers in your lens!

The Fearless Tigers of Ranthambore National Park

The Fearless Tigers of Ranthambore National Park

Wow Factor:

The reserve is home to ‘diurnal’ tigers, which are known to hunt in full view of humans, without any fear.

Mysteries of Rajasthan
Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights

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How to Reach:

By Air: From Guwahati (193 km)
By Train or Road: From Guwahati, Jorhat (112 km) or Tezpur (50 km)

April

Snow Leopards At Hemis National Park

Leh, Jammu and Kashmir

Nearest Town: Leh

While summer sears the plains, Leh-Ladakh is lovely and cool in April. Visit Hemis National Park, which is home to that rare wild cat, the elusive snow leopard. The region’s other wild residents include the Tibetan argali sheep, ibex, blue sheep, chukhar, Himalayan snow-cocks, and golden eagles.

The elusive wild cat- Snow Leopard at Hemis National Park

The elusive wild cat- Snow Leopard at Hemis National Park

Wow Factor:

Besides its spectacular mountain setting, the park also houses the famous Hemis Monastery, a place of great charm and calm.

Magical Kashmir
Duration: 05 Days / 04 Nights

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How to Reach

By Air: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (50 km)
By Rail: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (252 km) and Kalka (325 km).

May

The Grand Elephants of Kabini National Park

Karnataka

Nearest Town: Mysore

Since the sun is pretty harsh in the month of May, the artificial reservoir attracts thirsty animals and offers ample opportunity for elephant sightings. The park is also richly populated with leopards, panthers, sambhars, monkeys, bison, sloth bears, spotted deer, cheetal, antelopes, crocodiles, and more than 250 species of birds.

The Grand & Majestic Elephants of Kabini National Park

The Grand & Majestic Elephants of Kabini National Park

Wow Factor:

The park’s location beside the sprawling Nagarhole National Park and the lovely Kabini River makes it perfect for a day-long trip.

How to Reach:

By Air: From Bangalore (210 km)
By Train:
From Mysore, (80 km)
By Road:
From Bangalore or Mysore

June

Tigers Galore At Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh, District Umaria, Tala, Madhya Pradesh

Nearest Town: Khajuraho

By June the crowds thin out, making the tigers easier to spot. Although small in size, this reserve has the country’s highest concentration of tigers. This is great news for you, because you won’t return without spotting one! Also keep an eye out for the leopards, nilgai, hog deer and wild boars that are common here.

Tigers Galore At Bandhavgarh National Park

Tigers Galore At Bandhavgarh National Park

Wow Factor:

According to legend, Lord Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, gave his brother Lakshmana a picturesque fort, situated on a hillock here, so he could keep a watch over Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka). This is how this place gets its name—Bandhav (brother) Garh: (fort).

How to Reach:

By Air: From Jabalpur (165 km) and Khajuraho (238 km)
By Rail: From Umaria (31 km) and Katni (98 km)
By Road: From Jabalpur

July

Feathered Flocks At Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kottayam District, Kerala

Nearest Town: Kottayam

In July, rains or floods make several Indian wildlife parks inaccessible, but this is the time that Kumarakom blooms with birds! Hundreds of migratory birds flock here, joining local species such as the cuckoo, flycatcher, egret, heron, teal and water fowl. This is the breeding season for our feathered friends, so expect a chirpy, action-packed trip! An added bonus, the backwaters are so scenic that you’ll find it difficult to leave here.

Siberian Crane, Kumarokom-Kerala

Siberian Crane, Kumarokom-Kerala

Black Headed Oriole, Kumarokom-KeralaBlack Headed Oriole, Kumarokom-Kerala

Black Headed Oriole, Kumarokom – Kerala

Grey Heron, Kumarokom-KeralaGrey Heron, Kumarokom-Kerala

Grey Heron, Kumarokom- Kerala

Wow Factor:  

Some of the migratory birds here fly in from as far as the Himalayan ranges and some even come in from Siberia.

How to Reach:

By Air: From Kochi (48 km)
By Train: From Kumarakom station or Kottayam (15 km)
By Road: From Kochi or Kottayam

August

Rare Species At Dachigam National Park

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Nearest Town: Srinagar

This upper reaches of the two-level park are not easy to reach in winter, so August is the ideal time for you to explore this area. Dachigam is home to the last viable population of the endangered Hangul or Kashmir stag. Visitors can also catch glimpses of Himalayan black bears, long-tailed marmots, mouse hares, leopards, common palm civets, jackals, red foxes, yellow-throated martens and Himalayan weasels here. Some of India’s prettiest, most colourful birds also reside here.

The endangered Hangul or Kashmir Stag, Dachigam

The endangered Hangul or Kashmir Stag, Dachigam

Wow Factor:

This is India’s highest and most picturesque forest reserve (ranging from 5,500 ft to 14,000 ft above mean sea level). It gets its name from the 10 villages that were relocated to create it.

How to Reach:

By Air: From Srinagar (32 km)
By Train: From Jammu (315 km)
By Road: From Srinagar

September

Fish Fiesta At Gobindsagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh

Nearest Town: Bilaspur

In September, the weather is superb, the foliage lush and the lake filled with the fish this sanctuary is famous for. The Gobind Sagar Lake, the  third-largest reservoir in India, has various fish species, such as the singhara, catla, jhalli, grass crap, kuni rohu, guj, ticto, and sarina to name a few.

Grass Carp at Gobing Sagar

Grass Carp at Gobing Sagar

Wow Factor:

The majestic Bhakra-Nangal Dam, which is what creates this lake, is one of the highest gravity dams in the world.

How to Reach:

By Air: From Bhuntar (163 km) or Chandigarh (188 km)
By Train: The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Una (Himachal) and nearest narrow gauge railway station is at Shimla.
By Road: From Anandpur Sahib (39 km)

October

Wild & Verdant In Manas National Park

Barpeta-Manas Road, Barpeta, Guwahati, Assam

Nearest Town: Guwahati

Monsoons have tapered off and the weather is glorious in October, bringing the wild animals out in full view. Set in the Himalayas, where wooded hills lead you to alluvial grasslands and tropical forests, the Manas Sanctuary houses tigers, water buffaloes, rhinos, wild elephants, golden langurs or orange-furred monkeys, and the Bengal florican. The region’s wild residents also include rare, endangered species such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog.

Golden Langur at Manas National Park

Golden Langur at Manas National Park

Wow Factor:

Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve.

How to Reach:

By Air, Rail or Road: From Guwahati (180 km)

November

The Royal Bengal Tiger At Sundarbans National Park

Dayapur, Gosaba, West Bengal

Nearest Town: Kolkata

In November, West Bengal’s sparkle with Durga Puja celebrations while its forests come alive with spectacular wildlife. The Royal Bengal Tiger roams freely in the mighty Sunderbans with hundreds of birds and reptiles, including the salt-water crocodile. You may also see ridley sea turtles, fishing cats, leopards, jungle cats, macaques, wild boars, Indian grey mongoose, flying foxes, pangolin, and cheetals in this East Indian wilderness.

Royal Bengal Tiger at the Sundarbans

Royal Bengal Tiger at the Sundarbans

Wow Factor:

This is the world’s largest mangrove forest, and boasts of the world’s largest population of tigers.

How to Reach:

By Air, Train or Road: From Kolkata, an easy 112-km drive

December

Elephant Watching At Betla National Park

Palamu District, Jharkhand

Nearest Town: Daltongunj

December to March, when the water holes start drying up, is the perfect time to see hordes of elephants. The park is also home to tigers, leopards, cheetals and sambhar, with the River Koyal running through the forest. Virgin waterfalls, hot springs, lush sal and bamboo trees also make this one of India’s most alluring wildlife reserves.

Elephants at Betla National Park

Elephants at Betla National Park

Wow Factor:

There are two historical forts inside the park, one of which dates back to the 16th century.

How to Reach:

By Air: From Ranchi, (140 km)
By Rail: From Daltongunj, (25 km)
By Road: Betla is well connected to Daltonganj (25 km), Ranchi (140 km), Hazaribagh (190 km), Netarhat (211 km), Patna (384 km)

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 Yes, we do! With the perfect blend of fascinating ruins, beautiful beaches and delectable food, Peru is a country with much to envy. If you plan to travel here, these are the 6 things we absolutely recommend!

 

Rejuvenate your soul amidst the mesmerising landscapes of Peru

Rejuvenate your soul amidst the mesmerising landscapes of Peru

#1 Trek Your Way To The Lost City Of Machu Picchu

Renowned as the Lost City of the Inca, Machu Picchu attracts thousands of history buffs, pilgrims and curious tourists every year. You can choose to explore the sacred temple or trek your way in hopes to benefit from the powerful energy rumoured to spring forth from the ruins. A trek through the magnificent Machu Picchu, sure is a visual treat for the eyes. It is not for nothing, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. The staff i.e porters here are quite superstitious and hide shiny metal mirrors underneath to ward off ancient spirits when they have to sleep in their tents while on a trail.

Did You Know? Machu Picchu hosts a marathon every year. Participants race along the 26 mile Inca trail and the fastest time recorded is 3 hours and 26 minutes.

 

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#2 Try Your Hand At Farming In Huchuy Qosqo

Want to explore the real country side of Peru? If yes, then you should definitely give farming at Huchuy Qosqo a try. To reach this mysterious archaeological site, you can either hike your way or plan a horseback trip along the Inca trail.

Did You Know? Huchuy Qosqo was originally an administrative and military center around Pisaq.

 

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#3 Dip In The Hot Springs Of Aguas Calientes

After a long trek, a soak in the hot sulphurous waters (38- 46° C) of Aguas Calientes that emerge from the rocky subsoil may just be what you need.

Did You Know? ‘Aguas Calientes’ means hot water in Spanish. It was aptly named so thanks to the presence of the numerous hot springs around the area.

 

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#4 Try Biking In The Mountains of Cusco

The scenic mountains of Cusco and its neighbouring valleys offer some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. Its terrain remains unbeaten for the quality, variety, ease of access and different ranges of difficulty.

Did You Know? You’ll need a minimum of 2-3 days to acclimatize yourself to high altitudes before you go mountain biking.

 

05

#5 Go Bird Watching In Amazon

No matter which time of the year you plan to go to Peru, the Amazon rainforest offers an unrivaled opportunity to spot birds you will probably not see anywhere else. From the black-crowned Night Heron, Speckled Chachalaca, Grey-headed Kite, Jabiru Stork to the Lesser Yellowlegs, the unique birds of Amazon will leave you amazed!

Did You Know? The Amazon rainforest is home to more species of animals and plants than any other terrestrial ecosystem on the planet!

 

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#6 Explore The Local Artisan Market & Inca Ruins

Stunning views and a fabulous market await you at the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is home to attractive colonial towns and isolated weaving villages. While you’re here, make sure to shop till you drop at the Pisac market which is world famous for its traditional artisans market. Jewellery, ceramics, alpaca woollens and traditional textiles are our top picks.

Did You Know? Tourists flock the Pisac market by the busload, on the official market days – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

 

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Fact File On Peru
Location: South America
Official Language: Spanish, Quechua
Currency: Nuevo Sol
Food & Drinks: Ceviche (The classic Peruvian seafood dish), Pisco Sour is the main drink
Time zone: UTC-5:00

Declared as one of the top 10 ‘megadiverse’ countries in the world, Peru is like a miniature continent in itself. So if you are an adventure seeker, a history admirer or a nature lover, Peru is the place to go! This country of wonders will certainly not disappoint!

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Travel through India can be a richly rewarding experience. From ancient art and history, a rich tribal culture, local and world-class shopping, budget and wildlife urban experiences, natural and man-made wonders and high adventure, there is so much to see and do.

So where can a woman travel alone, and experience all this without worrying about her safety? Reshma Kulkarni presents a list of ten women-friendly destinations in India, that offer a variety of safe holiday experiences.

Coorg: For A Plantation Holiday

Things To Do In Coorg

Trek around the hills and do a coffee or spice tour in the many plantations. Discover the delights of the Tibetan settlement in Coorg and visit the beautiful monastery at Kushalnagar to see the Golden Buddha. Bathe a pachyderm in Dubare Elephant Camp, go white water rafting, angling, birding or cycling through the beautiful hills. The festivals, temples and ritual ceremonies are also something to look out for.

Visit the beautiful monastery at Kushalnagar to see the Golden Buddha

Visit the beautiful monastery at Kushalnagar to see the Golden Buddha

Is Coorg Safe For Women?

Unlike several other destinations in India, the sex ratio in Coorg favours women, who hold a respectful position in society. Coorg is also well-connected to big cities like Bengaluru and Mysore and has good communication lines. The literacy rate is very high and the crime rate is low.

Where To Stay In Coorg

Enjoy the Kodava style architecture in eco-friendly surroundings at ‘Orange County’; go heritage hunting in the luxurious ‘Green Hills Estate’; or revel in the lush foliage at the ‘Last Resort’. There are home-stay options where you can experience true Coorgi cuisine and culture.

 

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The Hemis National Park in Ladakh attracts a number of trekking and adventure enthusiasts every year. At an elevation of around 4,100m, this famed national park covers Rumbak Valley. It is also home to several rare species like Tibetan wolves, blue sheep, horned sheep, Eurasian brown bears, and even the Golden Eagle and other migratory birds. But the most majestic of the lot is the snow leopard. Join us as we cross mountains and brave the icy cold in search of the elusive snow leopard.

Here’s everything you want to know about the journey:

Snow Leopard Trek


Fact File On Ladakh

Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Official Language: Ladakhi, Tibetan, Urdu, Balti
Currency: Indian Rupee
Food & Drinks: Thukpa, Tsampa, Skyu, Gurgur Cha
Time zone: UTC+05:30

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They say curiosity killed the cat, but in this case curiosity led to the discovery of lands unknown to mankind. Driven by adventure, a team of Norwegian experts set out to explore a far away snow-laden stretch of wilderness in 1895. The discovery of Antarctica opened a Pandora’s Box, fuelling travellers’ wanderlust for almost two centuries now. But every adventurer who has ever ventured out to this icy wonderland has asked questions. Here are just a few of them to prep you for your expedition.

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Beautiful, raw, amazing, that's Antarctica for you!

Beautiful, raw, amazing, that’s Antarctica for you!

Do people live here? Who are the permanent residents?
Antarctica has no permanent residents, unless you count penguins, whales and dolphins. However, you’re likely to find a large number of scientists and researchers here, not to forget the tourists who visit this continent in the summer months.

Are there any abandoned towns or cities?
Nope. No towns. No cities. Nothing. Antarctica is nothing but pure wilderness!

Who owns this continent?
No one! In 1959, 48 nations signed the Antarctica Treaty designating the continent as ‘a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science’ a.k.a., a free land with no government and no ownership. So if the cold doesn’t bother you, you know where to go.

Aww, I would gladly bear the cold for this cutie

Aww, I would gladly bear the cold for this cutie

How do I visit Antarctica?
To get to Antarctica, you need to fly to Ushuaia. This little city lies in the far south of Argentina and is nicknamed as “fin del mundo” (The end of the world). Many tourist expedition ships to Antarctica leave from this city.

An expedition ship all ready to leave Ushuaia!

An expedition ship all ready to leave Ushuaia!

Do I need a visa to enter Antarctica?
Since no one owns Antarctica, you don’t need a visa. However, since you need to step on Argentinian land to board a ship to this continent, you need an Argentina visa.
PS: The Argentinian tourist visa is free for Indians.

What is it like to be a tourist in Antarctica?
Since there are no towns or hotels in Antarctica, your days here are spent aboard an expedition cruise ship. However, some tourists also prefer to go trekking in this white wonderland.

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Your days in Antarctica are spent aboard an expedition cruise ship

Your days in Antarctica are spent aboard an expedition cruise ship

What animals am I likely to encounter here?
This is the last true wilderness on Earth and you’re likely to see a number of amazing animals. You might come across adelie penguins, weddell seals, emperor penguins, leopard seals, king penguins, killer whales, and albatrosses in the Antarctic. Baby penguins, here we come!

Penguins, penguins everywhere!

Penguins, penguins everywhere!

Is it true that the sun sets and rises only once in six months?
Yes, it’s absolutely true! During the summer months, the sun stays above the horizon, continually moving in circles around the observer.

Then how do the people here see time?
Since Antarctica has no official time zone, the scientists/tourists here follow the time from back home or just abide by the US time zone.

When should I visit Antarctica?
The best time to visit Antarctica is between November and March when sunshine is abundant and the ice melts enough to allow access to ships.

Summer is the best time to visit Antarctica because the ice starts melting

Summer is the best time to visit Antarctica because the ice starts melting

Why is Antarctica classified as a desert?
The continent of Antarctica barely gets any rain or snow, which puts it in the same category as deserts. Believe it or not, it rains more in the Sahara Desert than it does in Antarctica. The whiteness you see here is not fresh snow, but the result of decades of accumulated ice that never melts.

Belive it or not, all this is just accumulated ice!

Belive it or not, all this is just accumulated ice!

How do people survive the cold here?
They layer up! The answer is loads of warm clothes that cover your feet, ankles, hands, wrists, head and body. Actually, make sure you cover everything you can. Most people use multiple layers of synthetic fibre as it keeps you warm. But most importantly, the colder it gets, the harsher the UV rays become, so remember to use sunscreen and wrap-round goggles. It’s an absolute must!

I want to attempt the polar plunge…is it safe? How cold can the water get?
The water is super cold; usually around -1 degree Celsius, but with the proper harnesses and equipment, it is completely safe to dive in … But are you brave enough to take the jump?

Are you brave enough to attempt the polar plunge?

Are you brave enough to attempt the polar plunge?

What kind of jobs are available here?
Jobs for scientists are, sadly, the main only kind of jobs you will find here. So, the only way you can stay on in this enchanting wonderland is if you are a scientist or a tourist.

Does Antarctica have electricity?
Yes, it does! The research centres and bases are usually powered by diesel-powered generators. And since Antarctica is the windiest place on earth, some bases even use large wind turbines for their supplementary electricity.

How many people visit Antarctica in a year?
Believe it or not, more than 45,000 people visit this continent every year.

 

Take this count to 45,001 with a visit to the white wilderness of Antarctica. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Also, have you ever wondered if whales bang into icebergs? Let us know in the comments section below.

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