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Udaipur, Kumarakom, Ooty best travel destination in Monsoon

by RajasthanDirect
Jul 25, 2013

All eyes are on the Rupee. After plummeting at the market, it’s going to take a while for it to rise back up. What does this spell out for the traveller? Primarily, international travel — especially to Europe and the Americas has become more costly as is evident from the little selling that currency exchanges are doing. Visas applications too are garnering their own set of speed bumps.

However, on the bright side, domestic travel is seeing a lot of traffic, with more and more tourists opting for a desi vacay over an international one. This, clubbed with the variety of monsoon packages on offer is turning out to be a hot choice. So if you’ve had that dream Indian destination on your mind for a while, this is when you ought to start packing and start travelling.

Want the royal treatment? Udaipur turns green this season and the heritage stay options are plentiful. Kerala on the other hand is setting up for the festive season with boat races and Onam celebrations. Hear the call of nature in Ooty in Tamil Nadu when you visit with family. Let India be the focus of your travel dreams.

Travelling through the capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom- Udaipur, the first thing you are bound to notice is the mix of old world charm and new world industrialisation. Udaipur is one of India ‘s favourite heritage/royal travel destinations where marble and limestone palaces and temples are a common sight.

With the onset of the scant monsoons here, the dry heat makes way for a humid clime and the landscape blooms with new flora.

Kickstart your cultural experience by checking into one of the many heritage hotels. preferably one close to Lake Pichola where sunsets and sunrises reflect off the water beautifully and highlight the Lake Palace built on Jag Niwas Island. The City Palace Complex, on the banks of Lake Pichola are a series of white royal apartments and havelis at which a stay offers full-fledged royal treatment reminiscent of the Mewar era. For a more thorough education in the local history visit the City Palace Museum with its unique collection of armoury.

Their love for exclusive cars rendered Udiapur ‘s royalty a collection that can now be viewed at the Vintage Collection of Classic Car Museum.

Venture out into the Aravali Hills and visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, one of Udaipur ‘s iconic structures. Exploring the area can take a couple of hours, so why not carry a dry lunch and turn the trip into a day picnic if possible. The rains not only wash away the summer grime off the fort but also render a stunning grassy cover on the surrounding hills . a view that can be enjoyed from the fort top. Like the monuments that have stood the test of time, the locals too, are rooted to the land and its history. Shilpgram Museum is the best place to come face-to-face with the local culture. This ethnographic museum showcases Udaipur ‘s arts, crafts and traditions.

Rajasthani food is a reflection of its rich past. Khad khargosh, a preparation of wild hare, that is cooked under the earth with the help of hot coals is a delicacy worth trying.

src: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/features/travel/indias-popular-travel-destinations-kumarakom-ooty-and-udaipur/articleshow/21336888.cms

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