Longest Bus Journey In World India To London


Interesting facts.

1.) This adventure trip provides by Gurgaon, Based Adventures Overland Pvt Ltd company.

2.)Around 20 passengers can travel from Delhi to London in the modified Luxury bus.

3.) Cost per person Rs 15,00,000/-.

4.) Now coming to the route, the Delhi-London bus journey will start from the National capital in India and will proceed to Myanmar,
Thailand, China, Uzbekistan, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany and will finally conclude in London.

5.) This trip covers 18 countries, covering a distance of  20,000 km in 70 days and 8 time zones.

About This Adventures Trip

The idea of introducing bus to London came from a solo drive from London to Delhi that Tushar Agarwal did in 2010 Adventure overland was founded by entrepreneur Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Agarwal and Sanjay Madan.

After receiving an overwhelming response for Road to London 2017, 2018, and 2019, they have yet again launched Road to London 2021.

This time an epic journey crossing 18 countries, covering a distance of  20,000 km in 70 days from India to London via road.

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The trip will be divided into four categories and passengers can choose different destinations according to their liking and convenience while they will have to pay as per the particular package. However, if they avail of the whole trip from Delhi to London it will cost them Rs 15 lakh per person.

Describing it as a “life-changing journey”, Tushar Agarwal said that around 40,000 people have already registered for Bus To London.

Roadtrips are super fun and if you are someone who agrees with the said statement just like us, this piece is for you!

The world’s longest bus journey is set to begin in May 2021 and the journey will start from New Delhi and will conclude in London. Adventures Overland is set to embark on a journey that is sure to cherish the travelers.

All hotel stays will be on a twin sharing basis and a proper crew will be on-board the bus to assist the travelers in almost all situations – be it currency exchange, getting local SIM cards, and more.

Bus

The bus journey will cover over 20,000 km while crossing as many as 18 countries in a total of 70 days. Now if you have really made up your mind for this journey, you will have to be real quick as only 20 seats are available.

Countries: India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom

The most popular and the first amongst them was a 1957 trip organized by Oswald-Joseph Garrow-Fisher, in a bus named The Indiaman.

The bus began its journey with 20 passengers on board. Departing from London on April 15, 1957, it reached Kolkata on June 5.

The same bus returned to London on August 2, 1957. Reportedly, a single fare cost was 85 pounds and 65 pounds for the return journey.

The bus traveled through France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan before finally reaching India.

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Rating: 1 out of 5.

WORLD FAMOUS SUN TEMPLE, OF GUJARAT.

Introduction Great Sun temple Of Gujarat

The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century. Sun Temple Modhera’s Gujarat. Temple and its dedication to the Sun God will leave you stunned. The temple was so constructed that during every equinox, the first sun rays would fall on a diamond placed on the Sun God’s head and the entire temple would illuminate in a golden glow.

On other days, two pillars before the garbhagriha would stay illuminated throughout the day, regardless of the position of the sun. All of these can only be left to the imagination now.

History Of The Sun Temple

The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat. India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima of the Chalukyas dynasty.

The Temple Complex Has Three Components 

The temple complex is built in (Chaulukya style). The temple complex has three axially aligned components; the shrine proper (garbhagriha) in a hall (gudhamandapa), the outer or assembly hall (sabhamandapa or rangamandapa), and a sacred reservoir (Kunda).

The Sabhamandapa is not in continuation with Gudhamandapa but is placed little away as a separate structure. Both are built on a paved platform.[1] Their roofs have collapsed long ago leaving behind a few lower-most courses. Both roofs are 15′ 9″ in diameter but are constructed differently. The platform or plinth is inverted lotus-shaped.
1.)Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall:-

The Gudhamandapa measures 51 feet 9 inches by 25 feet 8 inches. It is almost equally divided into Gudhamandapa, the hall, and Garbhgriha, the shrine proper. Both are rectangular in plan with one projection on each of the smaller sides and two projections on each of the longer sides. These projections on the smaller sides form the entrance and the back of the shrine.
2.)Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall:-

Sabhamandapa or Rangamandapa, the assembly hall or dancing hall is parallelogram in plan with rows of pillars opening entrance on each side diagonally. The extensively carved exterior has a series of recessed corners giving an impression of the star-like plan of it.[There are 52 intricately carved pillars. Madhusudan Dhaky has suggested that the sabhamandapa may have been later addition based on style and construction.
3.)Kunda, the reservoir:-

Kunda, a tank or reservoir is known as Ramakunda or Suryakunda. The flight of steps through kirti-torana leads to the reservoir. It is rectangular. It measures 176 feet from north to south and 120 feet from east to west. It is paved with stones all around. There are four terraces and recessed steps to descend to reach the bottom of the tank. The main entrance lies in the west. There are steps to reach from one terrace to another on the right angle to the terrace. These steps are rectangular or square except for the first step of each flight of steps which is semicircular. Several miniature shrines and niches in front of the terrace-wall have images of gods including many Vaishnavite deities and goddesses such as Shitala.
However, the sabha mandap still stands on 52 pillars, depicting the 52 weeks in year carvings of the sun, along with its unity with the other 4 elements-air, water, earth, and space- can be spotted on the walls.
The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars.
The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines.

What Is The Specialty Of Sun Temple of Modhera?

The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukyas dynasty.
No worship is offered now and is a protected monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey Of India. At present, the temple is undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India for renovation and restoration. In 2014, this Modhera Sun Temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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How Many Sun Temples Are There In India?

There are only 2 sun temples built in India. One is in Konark, Odisha, and others in Modhera, Gujarat.

Who Destroyed Sun Temple Jammu & Kashmir?

Martand is another Sanskrit synonym for Surya. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple was destroyed on the orders of Sultan Sikandar Butshikan, as part of his efforts to forcibly convert Kashmiri people to Islam.

Uttarardha Mahotsav’

The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat organizes an annual three-day dance festival known as ‘Uttarardha Mahotsav’ at the temple during the third week of January, following the festival of Uttarayan.
The objective is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere similar to that in which they were originally presented.

How To Reach Modhera Gujarat?

By Air: You can fly to the nearest city to Modhera-Ahmedabad-from where regular government bus services are available.

By Train: For the ones boarding a train instead, the nearest railway station is at Mehsana-25 km from Modhera.

By Road: Modhera Sun Temple can be easily reached by boarding a bus or hiring a taxi from anywhere in Gujarat. The Modhera Sun Temple indeed leaves you awestruck. It is one place, amidst all the ruins, where you’ll find a perfect blend of ageless creativity and tremendous hard work.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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“DEKHO APNA DESH” CAMPAIGN BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM INDIA.

India, the Ministry of Tourism has launched the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign stating that it would fund tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in the year 2020-2022 and submit the photos on the department’s website.

How to take a pledge in ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign

Step 1: First of all, you have to visit pledge.mygov.in website.

Step 2: Then, you need to click ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ tab to take a pledge. It will navigate you to the page where you can start the process.

Step 3: Click Take Pledge to enter your basic details.
 
Step 4: Here, you have to enter your name, date of birth, state, district, pin code, email id, and mobile number.

Step 5: Now, you need to click Proceed for Language Selection to select your language.

Step 6: After selecting your language, click Read Pledge option.

Step 7: Now, some auto-generated pledges will appear on your screen. Reading those pledges, you have to click I Pledge.

Step 8: You will receive an OTP on your entered mobile number. Then, you need to enter the OTP received in the ‘Please Enter OTP’ box and click Submit.

Step 9: At last, your resolve for ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ will appear on the screen. You can send the certificate to your mobile, email, print, or download it by selecting respective options.
Dhekho Apna Desh Pledge
Following these steps will help you to take a pledge in ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign. You can also share the certificate on your Facebook and Twitter profiles directly from the website.

MR. ENIYAVAN knowns how to make 2000 types of idlis

Eniyavan runs Mallipoo Idlis, a Chennai-based company that specializes in 30 varieties of idlis, he supplies to caterers at events, such as weddings.

MR. Eniyavam knowns how to make 2000 types of idlis and has even attempted to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by making gigantic idlis weighing 124.8kg.
For someone who started out with no experience in cooking, Eniyavan has come a long way. He hails from Coimbatore. “I dropped out of school after Class VIII,” says Eniyavan. He waited tables and washed tea glasses to earn a living and later turned an auto driver.
It was a usual day at work when a customer got into his auto with a huge trough of idli batter. She was Chandra, who made idlis to be sold at small eateries in her locality. She went on to change the course of Eniyavan’s life — once she became a regular in his auto, Eniyavan started delivering her idlis.
Moreover, even though he has only studied up till class eight, Iniyavan has presented a doctorate from an American University for his experimentation with idlis and he wants to continue his passion for idli making and claimed ‘The world is constantly changing so why can’t idlis?”
The idli innovator often gets inspired by his children, “My idea for pizza idlis came after my son suddenly said that he wanted to eat pizza, so instead of taking him out I just found some leftover poriyal and make a pizza ildi and he loved it.
Besides attempting the 2,000 varieties Idli on Sunday, Iniyavan said that he would also be giving out tips explaining how to make the perfect fluffy idlis. “Many don’t know that replacing the water with tender coconut water can make the battery last longer and also make the idlis softer.

Also, to avoid letting the batter get spoilt overnight, only the rice should be ground and the dal should be added the next day,” he explained.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
If you are in Chennai or visit in the future so you have to visit Mr. Eniyavan restaurant and taste a different kind of Idli.

I have shared below mention address for this magnificent restaurant.

Mallipoo Restaurant

Malli Anbagam, No. 26/51, 2nd Street, B Block, Ezhil Nagar, Ezhil Nagar, Chennai-600118, Tamil Nadu, India

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DO YOU KNOW ABOUT POD HOTEL OR CAPSULE HOTEL?

‘SMART’ Hotels, Urbanpod prides itself in defining a new segment of GenNext, futuristic, smart-accommodation, and shared-living to the new-age travelers, in the form of a Pod Hotel.
Mr. Hiren Gandhi, Co-founder & Director. The modern Architectural design & Interiors are done up by renowned Architect Firm from Singapore, Formwerkz to give the Hotel a feel of contemporary, minimalistic, living!
Perfect for anyone seeking luxury-accommodation on a budget, Urbanpod is strategically located in the heart of Mumbai’s business-hub and closer to the domestic & International airports.
The hotel is an easy 4.3km from Mumbai airport’s Terminal 2 and about 6km from the domestic-only Terminal.
It offers 140-Pods with various upgrades –

Pod Catagories:-
 
1.)Suite Pods
2.)Private Pods
3.)Classic Pods for men & an exclusive Ladies-only,
A Suite Pod.
A Private Pod.
A Classic Pod from outside.
The sleek Individual Pods are self-contained with modern, technologically-superior interiors. Each Pod comes with a cozy bed/ bed cover, personal locker with secure keycard access, Plasma TV (with headphone facility), personal reading light, power socket, hangers, a Dresser (Wall mirror), Free Wi-Fi, adjustable air-conditioning facility,  Air-purifier (for pure air circulation)& a sliding door (shutter) with locking-facility for added privacy. Each Pod also has a smoke detector & a fire-extinguisher as a safety measure.

After a long day…stretch yourself, unwind & relax with the mood-lighting giving you just the right ambiance!
The Pods are beautifully-arranged side-by-side and one-upward to form elegant-arrays. Suite-Pod category is suitable for couples; the Private Pods have more room & the exclusive Ladies Pods – gives the ladies added safety & privacy.
Guest’s luggage is stored in a separate individual-locker facility so you can be carefree! The non-attached Bathroom suites are separate-facilities that are contemporary & maintain the highest quality standards.
The chic Cafeteria is also a great place to laze around and read a book, network & make new friends from around the globe while having a complimentary breakfast!

24-hour Pod service, laundry & office services are also available as added benefits.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
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Indian Maharaja revenge from Rolls Royce car company!

Indian maharaja revenge from Rolls Royce company this story starts, as the story goes, in 1920, the Maharaja of Alwar, a fabulously wealthy ruler name was Jai Singh Prabhakar, visited London, and one day decided to walk around the city “incognito,” wearing ordinary English clothes. Passing by a Rolls Royce showroom, Jai Singh decided to go inside. He asked the staff about the specifications of the Rolls Royce cars and their prices.

However, the salesmen just saw a man with the face of an Indian. Ignoring his request for a test drive, the staff went so far as to rudely show the Maharaja out the door
This treatment naturally made him furious. The Maharaja got back to his hotel and asked for an official visit of the Indian king to the Rolls Royce showroom to be arranged.
When he appeared in his formal outfit, dressed in sparkling clothes and jewelry, the Maharaja was welcomed with a red carpet and employees standing on both sides of it paying their respects to the king.
Jai Singh spent more than two hours in the showroom, trying all the six models exhibited. In the end, he purchased all of the cars in the showroom. And he paid for them all right away, including the cash for the costs of delivery. 
When the vehicles reached its destination, Jai Singh ordered the municipality to use the luxury cars to transport and collect garbage around the city.

This affected the reputation of the luxury carmaker and their revenues dropped rapidly.
People who used to drive their Rolls Royce cars with pride and joy were now embarrassed to drive them knowing the same luxury cars were being used to collect garbage in India. The reputation of Rolls Royce dropped rapidly all over the world.
It was a great insult to the company and their revenue dropped rapidly. The people at Rolls Royce finally realized their mistake and sent a telegram to Jai Singh to apologize for the way he was treated at the London showroom.

They also offered him six more cars, for free. The Maharaja accepted this gesture and his municipality stopped using the luxury cars for collecting trash.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Valmiki Tiger Reserve National Park Bihar

Valmiki Tiger Reserve

Valmiki National Park is among the most prominent tiger reserves in India. Located near the Indo-Nepal border in West Champaran district of Bihar, the tiger reserve is spread over an area of about 880 sq km.

The Valmiki Tiger Reserve comprises of the Valmiki National Park and the Valmiki Wild Sanctuary. It is the 18th tiger reserve in the country and with 10 tigers ranks fourth in terms of tiger population.

In 1978, the reserve had an area of 464 sq km. In 1989, the national park and wildlife sanctuary was added to the area of the reserve and in 1990 the total area of the reserve was increased to the existing 880 sq km area.

Best months to see the Valmiki wilderness:

October to March is the best time to visit the sanctuary. The winter months (December to mid-February) are colder and the minimum temperature goes down to 7 – 8 degrees Celsius.
Heavy warm clothing is desired in winter.

Floral Diversity:

The mixed moist deciduous vegetation along the alluvial plains of the Gandak River is dominated by sal (Shorea robusta), Rohini (Mallotus phillipensis) and sihor (Strebulus asper). Terminalia tomentosa, Terminalia belerica, Adina cordifolia, Dalbergia latifolia, Mitragyna parviflora, Ehretia laevis, Angeissus latifolia are some of the important associates of Sal forests.
The natural forests are interspersed with plantations of teak (Tectona grandis), bamboo, semal (Salmalia malabarica), shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) and khair (Acacia catechu).

Faunal Diversity:

Diverse habitats of the Sanctuary support a variety of faunal life forms. Tigers, Leopards and Indian Wild Dogs are the large predators. Leopard cat and fishing cat are also found in patches. Deer species are represented by spotted deer, sambar, barking deer and hog deer. Indian bison (Gaur), Nilgai and wild boar are other ungulates found in these forests. Rhesus macaque and common Langur are primates of the sanctuary. Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has recorded fifty three mammal species in the sanctuary.

Python, crocodile, king cobra, krait, monitor lizard, hill turtle are some common reptiles. The ZSI has recorded 10 species of amphibians, 27 species of reptiles and 75 species of insects.

Accommodation

 Valmiki Vihar, a tourist lodge of State Tourism Development Corporation Hotel is located at the picturesque site at Valmiki Nagar.  

There are ten (10) eco-huts of double bed occupancy located at Valmikinagar (two), Naurangia Done (two), Manguraha (2) and Gobardhana (four). Besides, one tree-hut is located at kotraha for altitude lovers.

Forest Rest Houses (two double-bed rooms in each) are located at Kotraha, Madanpur, Naurangia Done, Gobardhana, Manguraha, and Manpur. Four double-bed rooms at Ganauli is a wooden forest rest house. This building has the potential to get heritage status.

Tickets and Surcharges

Booking for accommodation can be done only 60 days in advance and only for 4 days at a stretch.

Eco hut- Gobardhana: INR 1500 (Maximum two persons allowed in a room)
Eco hut- Kotraha: INR 1500 (Maximum two persons allowed in a room)
Eco hut- Naurangia : INR 1500 (Maximum two persons allowed in a room)
Eco hut- Manguraha: INR 1500 (Maximum two persons allowed in a room)
Treehut- Gobardhana : INR 1500 (Maximum two persons allowed in a room)

Safari Details and Charges

Gypsy/ Jeep Safari (4 persons) for 2 hours 30 minutes – INR 600 per group
Rafting (8 persons) for 3 hours – INR 2000 per group
Boating (4 persons) for 3 hours – INR 500 per group
Nature Walk (4 – 6 persons) for 3 – 4 hours – INR 100 per person
Border Trek (10 – 15 persons) for 10 – 12 hours – INR 500 per person
Jungle Camp (4 – 6 persons) for a night – INR 200 per person
Tiger Trail (4 – 6 persons) for 3 – 4 hours – INR 200 per person
Cycling – INR 20 per hour

Places of Interest at Valmiki National Park

The place is dotted with temples, shrines and historical monuments. Some of the prominent and must-visit attractions of Valmiki National Park include-
1. Bheriyari Watch Tower

This one is located in the Bheriyari Grassland region and is ideal for bird watching several exotic bird species at play and viewing the herbivores in the natural habitat.

2. Bhikhna Thori

Located exactly on the Indo- Nepal Border, this is the north- eastern end of the sanctuary. This is a popular route to Tibet across Nepal. History tells us that it was the common resting place called ?thaur? in the native language, for the Buddhist monks and hence it is called “Bhiktchuk thaur” or “Bhikhna thori”. King George Vth rested here on his way to Nepal and it has been a popular picnic and leisure spot ever since.

3. Rohua Nala

Rohua Nala is a tributary of River Gandak and is situated in the Mandalpur range. The region is a beautiful combination of wetlands, forests, swamps and cenebrakes. The region has been declared as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Indian Bird Conservation Network. Besides several beautiful sightings of exotic birds, the place also facilities boating activities in traditional Shikara boats. You can also spot rhinoceros in the region.

4. Kapan

Kapan is a major perennial river originating from the Raghia Range. Walking northwards along the river, you can witness one of the most beautiful trails of the Park with forest on the side and the trailing river in the centre. You can also spot kingfishers, green pigeons and Indian bisons here.

5. Lalbhitiya

Lalbhitiya is a most beautiful vantage point in the area providing an alluring bird’s eye view of pure- sal forests. The highlight of the place are the mesmerising sunrise and sunset views. On clear days, you can also see the snow white pearly peaks of the Himalayas from here. The place is a common favourite among solace seekers, nature wanderers and bird watchers.

6. Manor Trek

Manor Trek is a comparatively easy trek of 1.5 kms which the tourists can undertake on their own. The trail passes along the forest to the Manor watchtower which provides majestic views of the adjoining snow clad Himalayas and beautiful panoramas of the river manor below.

7. Parewa Dah

Parewa Dah is considered the most beautiful spot of the Valmiki Natural Forest and a trip to the park is considered incomplete without a visit to this place. Parewa means ?pigeons? and ?dah? means water- bodies and put together, Parewa Dah means a place where both these factors co-exist. The area is replete with water doves,pigeons and bee-eaters swarming the emerald blue waters. The water is so clear that you can even see the fish swimming at shallow levels.

8. Someshwar Peak

Perched at an elevation of 2884 meters, Someshwar Peak is the highest peak in the region which can be reached through a trek of 14 km from the base camp. Although the tiring trekking pays off at the top which offers sweeping views of the forest below in the backdrop of the mighty mountains of the Himalayan Range. The path has several stop points like the Titanic Point and Hill Top etc. On the border is located Someshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva and Kali. At the base of the temple are the ruins of the hermitage of Baba Bhatrihari.

9. Valmiki Nagar

Valmiki Nagar is the adjoining tiny town of Valmiki Nagar on the banks of river Gandak at the Indo – Nepal border. The Gandak Barrage has a viewpoint that offers magnificent views of the Triveni and other nearby areas. The area also offers rare sightings of gharials, dolphins, crocodiles, turtles, and other rare and endangered birds, etc. Besides the serene landscape and tranquility, you can also experience river rafting in the area.
Valmiki National Park

Activities at Valmiki National Park

1. Nature Walk

The rich wildlife and the diverse topography makes for wonderful nature walks through the forests. The volunteers are taken on a guided walking tour spanning 4 – 5 km to give them an idea of the flourishing ecosystem of the forests. These groups of 5 – 6 people are guided by professionals and children below the age of 15 years are not allowed. It is a must-experience activity when at the sanctuary to witness the plenteous flora and fauna, and to be awed at the grand and cozy forests brimming with wondrous bounteous nature.
2. Border Trek

Located at the brink of the India- Nepal border with the Someshwar Range as the border between the two countries, the wildlife sanctuary provides facilitates beautiful treks in the region. From the top of the hill peaks, one can take a mesmerizing bird’s eye view of the tiger reserve and the national park, in addition to the parallely located Chitwan National Park in Nepal. The trek is a day-long activity, conducted from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Besides testing your fitness agility and grit, the trek takes you through a wonderland of steep slopes, settling riverine, meandering streams, and along with narrow passes in the forests. The package includes packed meals en-route. This trek is conducted in groups of 10 – 15 people led by a professional guide. Children below the age of 15 years are not allowed.
3. Jungle Camp

This is one of the most thrilling activities at the camp which is conducted in the anti-poaching camps or in one of the watchtowers. The package includes beds, spotlights, and night vision devices. Special care is taken not to disturb the natural habitat of the plants and animals. Midnight creeks and howls of the wild animals are sure to get up your adrenaline rush. In a group, 2 – 4 people can be accommodated and children below 15 years are not allowed.
4. Tiger Trail

One of the most exciting highlights of Valmiki National Park is the Tiger trail activity. The trek starts early at dawn in the supervision of the tiger trekkers where you follow the trails walked by the king of the forest- Bengal tigers. In case it is your lucky day, you might get to see a kill or the spoils of the tigers. The trek is also very informative where the participants are taught how to identify various pugmarks, scratches, and scents. The group consists of 4 – 6 participants and children below 15 years are not allowed.
5. Watchtowers

There are several wooden watchtowers housed in the forests from where the tourists can take a peek into the privacy of the wildlife. Besides the towers offer enchanting views of the rivers, the confluence, and the majestic Himalayan ranges. These watchtowers are also installed at Thori, Bajani, Singha Sonbarsa, Bherihari, and Bhaluthapa.

How to Reach

Through Railways:

 The sanctuary is situated on Gorakhpur–Muzaffarpur (via Narkatiganj) rail route. Direct trains are available from major cities of the country to reach the sanctuary. Daily/weekly trains are available from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Siliguri, Dehradun, and Amritsar to arrive at Bagaha (to reach the western part of the sanctuary) and Narkatiaganj (to reach the central and eastern part of the sanctuary). Muzaffarpur and Gorakhpur are the nearest major junctions to get passenger/mail/express trains for Bagaha and Narkatiaganj. The Field Directorate located at the district headquarters of West Champaran at Bettiah, about 70 km from the sanctuary, is also on the same rail route.
Road Approach:

 The sanctuary is about 275 km from Patna, the capital city of Bihar; 200 km from Muzaffarpur, major city and railhead of North Bihar; 70 km for Bettiah, district headquarters of West Champaran; and 125 km from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, by road. Vehicles can be hired from these places to reach the sanctuary.
Nearest Airports:  

Patna, Kolkata, and Gorakhpur.

Rules and Regulations

Valmiki National Park observes a vast set of rules and regulations.
Liquor consumption or visiting under the influence of liquor is strictly prohibited.

Teasing or disturbing animals in their natural setting is prohibited.
Damage to any plants or trees is not allowed.

Smoking or carrying any inflammable material is not allowed.

Playing any kind of music or any musical instrument during any treks or safaris is prohibited.

Carrying and consuming food in the forests is not allowed.
Carrying ammunition or any arms is strictly prohibited.

Pros & Cons. –

Pros: Clean, unexplored, well maintained Eco huts and helpful staff of the forest department.

Cons: Connectivity and availability of any conveyance. (U have to depend on the vehicle of forest Department) Lack of trained guide. Non-availability of Jungle Safari at Naurangia Done.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
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the RICHEST Barber Of India

India’s Richest Barber. Ramesh Babu from Banglore has proven that good business skills can take you to new heights. The story of this ordinary businessman with extraordinary wealth will leave you gasping in surprise.
He is a barber and runs the business of cutting and styling hair.
He was born and raised in Banglore in a poor family. His father was a barber. After he passed away in the year 1979 he found his family mired in conflict and poverty.

“His father left a saloon in Brigade Road. His uncle took care of it and paid us ₹5 each day,” the entrepreneur recalls.
Those early years weren’t easy, as Ramesh, his mother, grandmother, and siblings struggled for even basic essentials like food and clothing.
“It has been a tough journey, but everything has ups and downs,” says the man who has truly earned his title of billionaire barber.

“I have always told myself to work harder and everything comes together.”
His mother took a job as a maid and earned perhaps ₹40-50 per month that was used for everything, including fees, books, clothes, and everything.

He got new clothes once a year and we managed the rest with school uniforms and old clothes. Once he was sent back by his PT teacher because his trousers were torn, but he couldn’t afford a new one. 
THE BILLIONAIRE BARBER
We had only one meal every day in the afternoon from what my mother got from work. Getting a good meal during a festival was one of our happiest moments.”
Babu’s success story commenced with his buying a Maruti Suzuki Omni with his savings from the barber’s shop. He would then rent out this car which got him some additional earning.

From then on, Babu owned 7 cars as in 2014 while as on date this count has gone over 378.
Babu charges INR 50,000 per day for the Rolls Royce Ghost while prices of other luxury cars vary according to their exclusivity. Though he conducts this business of hiring out vehicles, Babu still reports to his barbershop each morning where he continues to cut hair for INR 100 per haircut.
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