Top 4 Places to Visit in Panjim

Panaji also known as Panjim, the name means “the land that never floods”, is the capital of Goa and was once a Portuguese colony. It is also the largest city of the smallest Indian state, Goa, having a population of about 114,400 and covering an area of 36 sq kms. The place has a Portuguese ambiance, because it was, once, colonized by them, with colorful buildings and Portuguese cuisine.

These are some of the go-to-places in Panjim :

  • Miramar Beach – Miramar Beach

It is the heart of the city and a couple of minutes away from the Panjim Main Market. It can get a little crowded at times, but this beach is a good spot to spend time with your loved one, soaking up the sun and strolling on the beach.

  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church –Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

This beautiful church was built in 1541 and was restructured and re-sized in 1619, the church popularized the area as during the time it was built, sailors from Lisbon would come to this church and thank the Lord for his help to cross the sea safely. The best time to visit the church is when the Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception takes place, which is on 8th December, every year.

  •  Goa State Museum –Goa State Museum

The Goa State Museum is also known as the State Archaeology Museum, was built in the year 1977 and has a number of galleries inside it, displaying items of the Portuguese era and different items relating to art, culture, craft, archaeology etc.

  • O Pescador Beach Resort –O Pescador Beach Resort

A famous resort located close to the Dona Paula Jetty, it is peaceful and tranquil, and also has a private beach attached to it. It is very basic in style, but is very clean and comfortable, the only con to this resort is that the food here is tad expensive, so it is suggested to have your meals from outside, if you’re on a budget.

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a north-eastern Indian state, the name means “the adobe of clouds” in Sanskrit, and is the wettest region of India. Meghalaya is bordered by Assam to it’s north and Bangladesh to it’s south. A number of rivers flow through the state too, some of which are Ganol, Umiam, Umngot etc. The capital of this immensely beautiful state is Shillong.
The following are some of the places to visit in Meghalaya :
  • Mawlynnog – MawlynnongIt is a village in the East Khasi district of Meghalaya. It is one unconventional and extremely beautiful place to visit, unconventional because it is one of the villages with a matrilineal society. It is also dubbed to be the cleanest village in Asia.
  • Cherrapunji –

CherrapunjiCherrapunji, which now goes by it’s historical name, Sohra, is a town in the East Khasi district of Meghalaya and hold the all time record for the most rainfall in a month and an year.

  • Dawki – DawkiThis town lies on the India-Bangladesh border, in the lap of the Jaintia Hills, it also serves as a coal producer for Bangladesh and other Indian states. The Dawki Bridge over the river Umngot is another popular spot here which provides a picturesque view.
  • Mawsmai Caves –mawsmai cave

A group of extremely well preserved natural caves taken care of by the Tourism Department of Meghalaya, these caves have deposition of the limestones and stalagcites. The Tourism department has been working towards the cleanliness of these caves and have put eco-friendly lights all along the caves.

  • Elephant Falls – elephant fallsThe falls are located outside the main city of Shilliong, and is a two tiered waterfall named as Wir Phang falls and Wei Laplam Falls.The place is much away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets and thus very peaceful and refreshing too. The monsoons are the time when you find the Elephant Falls in its full vigor with snow white, foamy water gushing down the falls.

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Top 5 Places to visit in Haryana

A north-Indian state with Chandigarh as it’s capital is also known as “The Green Land of India” was carved out of Punjab in the year 1966, it surrounds Delhi from three sides. Haryana is a colorful state with a rich culture and history and delectable food, also a home to a lot of industrial units.

The following stated are some of the places to visit in Haryana :

  • Tikli Bottom –tikli bottom

An extremely picturesque watchpoint and also a resort, Tikli Bottom is a Lutyens style Indian haveli, that offers luxurious rooms and a variety of services and is just 50kms away from central Delhi in the lap of the Aravalli hills.

  • Pinjore Gardens –pinjore garden

A famous Mughal Style Garden located close to Gurgaon in the lower Shivalik Range, the Annual Mango Festival is held here. The gardens also had a mini-zoo and rose gardens. It is lined with beautiful fountains, Japanese garden, paved walkways etc. It serves as a perfect picnic spot to spend a lazy afternoon.

  • Damdama Lake –damdama lake

This is one of the largest lakes in Haryana located in the Sohna region. The Dream Island Adventure resort is a picnic spot and a bird watcher’s destination. The nearby attractions are the hot springs, the Shiva temple and the Aravalli hills.

  •  Urusvati Museum of Folklore –Urusvati Museum of Folklore

The museum set up by the Urusvati Museum, New Delhi, the main objective for its inception was to educate people of different cultures and traditions of people of different areas like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kashmir etc. This museum provides overnight stay facilities, and also showcases various performing arts and dance shows that are native to various states through a variety of programs.

  • Kingdom of Dreams –kingdom of dreams

A one of a kind live performance and entertainment center, located close to the Leisure Valley Park, Gurgaon, it is run by Wizcraft Productions &  Great Indian Nautanki Company. An art and craft exhibition is also held here which can be enjoyed year around.

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