The great city of Uttar Pradesh Rampur


Rampur was a part of the delhi region and dived in two Badaun, Sambhal, Budaun which was historically pronounced Badayu (formerly Vodamayuta) is a city and a seat of Budaun district, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located near the Ganges river in the center of Western Uttar Pradesh.

Budaun was the capital of Delhi Sultanate for four years from 1210 CE to 1214 CE during Sultan Iltutmish rule.

About Rampur

Nawab Sayyid Faizullah Ali Khan (c. 1730 – 17 July 1794) was the first Nawab of Rampur. The princely state of Rampur was set up in the year 1774, after the First Rohilla War, by the dismemberment of the Rohilla Kingdom of Rohilkhand.

Portrait of Nawab Syed Faizullah Khan

It bordered the Maratha Empire to the south, making it a strategic point. Under tutelage of the East India Company, Faizullah Khan ruled peacefully for 20 years.

Rampur Cuisine

Rampuri cuisine, a part of the Mughal cuisine tradition, developed by the chefs of the Nawabs, is also known for its distinct flavors and dishes with recipes passed on from the royal kitchen, like Rampuri fish, Chicken Changezi, Pasanda haleem, Rampuri Korma, Rampuri mutton kebabs, doodhiya biryani, Dogoshta biryani and adrak ka halwa, Sohan halwa.

Music Of Rampur

The Rampur Sahaswan Gharana of Hindustani classical music also has its origins in court musicians. Ustad Mehboob Khan was a khayal singer and Veena player of the Rampur court; his son Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan (1849–1919), who trained and lived in the city, founded the gharana.

Rampuri Chaku

The royal bladesmiths of local Nawabs of Rampur started making knives after the popularization of firearms after the 18th century. The Rampuri (रामपूरी चाकू) is an Indian gravity knife of formidable reputation having a single-edged blade roughly 9 to 12 inches (23 to 30 cm) long.


The Rampuri knife is still in use today as a criminal weapon, by the local Indian Mafia. However, in the mid-1990s, the Government of Uttar Pradesh banned making such knives longer than 4.5 inches (11 cm) in blade length, which led to the drop in popularity of the knife, which even made its way to crime thrillers of Bollywood in the 1960s and 1970s.

Festival In Rampur

Among the most important festivals are Diwali, Holi and Vijayadashami, Mahashivaratri, Ram Navmi, Basant Panchami, Sri Krishna Janamastmi, and Raksha Bandhan, which are also observed by Jains and Sikhs. Eid ul Milad, Eid ul-Fitr, Bakr-Id, Muharram are Muslim religious festivals. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated by Jains, Buddha Jayanti by Buddhists, Guru Nanak Jayanti by Sikhs, and Good Friday, Christmas by the Christians.

Rampuri Grey Hound

Rampur Greyhound

The Rampur Greyhound is a short-haired, powerfully built sighthound that resembles the Sloughi in appearance, Rampur Greyhound
was also used to hunt lions, tigers, leopards, and panthers. Mh Nawab Ahmad Ali Khan Bahadur bred these dogs by combining Tazi and English Greyhound bloodlines.

Tourist Attraction

Raza Library in Rampur

Rampur’s Raza Library

The Rampur Raza Library (Rāmpur Razā Kitāb Khāna) located in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India is a repository of Indo-Islamic cultural heritage and a treasure-house of knowledge established

Jama Masjid Rampur

Jama masjid in Rampur UP

The Jama Masjid is one of the finest pieces of architecture to be found in Rampur. It resembles the JAMA Masjid in Delhi to some extent and has a beautiful interior. It was built by Nawab Faizullah Khan. It has a unique mughal touch to it. There are several entry-exit gates to the masjid. It has three big domes and four tall minarets with gold pinnacles boasting of royal touch. It has a main lofty entrance gate that has an inbuilt clock tower occupied by a big clock that was imported from Britain.

Rampur Railway Station

Before Rampur independence, the Nawabs had a different status in Rampur. They used to have their own railway station, where two bogies would stand ready all the time. Whenever the Nawab family had to go to Delhi, Lucknow, etc., they would reach the Nawab railway station. From there, their bogies were added to the train.

Nawab Station

The Nawab station has become a ruin due to a property dispute and the bogies have gone to war. The Nawabs ruled from 1774 to 1949 in Rampur. Raza Ali Khan was the last Nawab of Rampur.The Nawabi phase may have ended but the historic buildings built during that period are still standing tall. One such building is near the railway station.

It is known as Nawab Station.

Souvenirs in Rampur

Rampur has a rich art and tradition of handicrafts, jewelry, Chaaku knifes, applique works, Zardozi and Zari works, and musical instruments with the marks of the city’s signature. The Chaaku market located in the heart of the city is undoubtedly famous for knives.

Major cities near Rampur, India

  • 24 km to Moradabad, India.
  • 63 km to Bareilly, India.
  • 122 km to Hapur, India.
  • 131 km to Meerut, India.
  • 135 km to Shahjahanpur, India.
  • 139 km to Aligarh, India.
  • 150 km to Muzaffarnagar, India.
  • 157 km to Ghaziabad, India

How To Reach Rampur

Rail:- Various express trains come here. The important ones are Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi, Delhi-Bareilly Inter-city Express, Lucknow-Delhi Lucknow Mail, Delhi-Kathgodam Ranikhet Express, Bareilly-Bhuj Ala Hazrat Express, Amritsar-Howrah Amritsar Mail.

Road:- National Highway 9 passes through Rampur. Regular buses connect Rampur to Moradabad every ½ hr. Direct buses are also available from Delhi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Aligarh Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kanpur, Rupaidhiya, Agra, etc. National Highway 530 originates at Rampur.

Air:- Nearby airports (within 300 km):- (Bareilly Airport 60km)


It is known for the Nawabs and the literature as well as several forms of art. The rich heritage and diverse culture of the city attract thousands of visitors every year to the region. It has a great historical heritage with a collection of Mughal miniature paintings and other kinds of architecture. If you get time to visit so please do it.


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    Kumbh Mela 2021

    Introduction Of Kumbh Mela 2021.

     Kumbha Mela, in Hindu, a religious festival that is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers—at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godawari, and at Prayag (modern Prayagraj) at the confluence of the Ganges, the Jamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati.

    About Kumbh Mela.

    Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter, the holiest time occurring at the exact moment when these positions are fully occupied. The Kumbh Mela at Prayag, in particular, attracts millions of pilgrims. In addition, a Great Kumbh Mela festival is held every 144 years at Prayag; the 2001 festival attracted some 60 million people.

    The Kumbh Mela is held in Prayagraj (at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Rivers), Nasik (River Godavari), Ujjain (River Shipra) and Haridwar (River Ganga).

    Why Kumbh Mela Celebrated?

    A pot (Kumbh) containing Amrita was one of the creative product of the Samudra manthan legend in ancient Hindu texts.

    It is believed, the nectar from the pot fell at four locations – Prayagraj, Ujjain, Haridwar, and Nasik during an epic battle between the gods and the demons. At these four places, Kumbh Mela takes place. The Hindu devotees throng these places with a belief that a dip in the waters of the sacred rivers will wash away all their sins.

    What is Ardh Kumbh Mela?

    The Ardh Kumbh Mela (Half Kumbh Mela) is held every 6 years in two different locations, Allahabad and Haridwar. Ardh means ‘half’ which is interpreted as the half of 12 years.

    Kumbh Mela 2021

    The Kumbh Mela was started in Haridwar on 14th January, while the first Shahi Snan will take place on 11th March. The last Shahi Snan will take place on 14th April, marking the end of the Haridwar Kumbh Mela.

    What is the religious significance of Kumbh Mela for devotees of Hinduism?

    Kumbh Mela – a dip in the waters is one of the key rituals.

    The Hindu devotees believe that a visit to the auspicious Kumbh Mela and a dip in the river will cleanse them from all their sins.

    What are the main attractions of Kumbh Mela?

    Kumbh Mela at Haridwar.

    The major attractions of the Kumbh Mela are a holy bath in the sacred river that is believed to cleanse one from all their sins; the sacred Aartis on the banks of the river accompanied by the prayers and hymns chanted by the priests, the Pravachan, Kirtan, Mahaprasad and the Naga Sadhus.

    What are the main bathing dates for Kumbh 2021?

    • First Bath: Makar Sankranti (14 Jan 2021)
    • Second Bath: Mauni Amavasya (11 Feb 2021)
    • Third Bath: Vasant Panchami (16 Feb 2021)
    • Fourth Bath: Ram Navami (21 Apr 2021)
    • First Shahi Bath: Maha Shivratri (11 March 2021)
    • Second Shahi Bath: Somvati Amamvasya (12 April 2021)
    • Third Shahi Bath: Baisakhi (14 April 2021)
    • Fourth Shahi Bath: Chaitra Purnima (27 April 2021)

    Which King Started Kumbh fair?

    Harshavardhana king started the organization of the Kumbh fair at Allahabad. The Allahabad Kumbh Mela is a mela held every 12 years at Allahabad, India. The exact date is determined according to Hindu astrology the Mela is held when Jupiter is in Taurus and the sun and the moon are in Capricorn.

    When was first Kumbh Mela held?

    The 1870 fair at Allahabad is the earliest fair that is described as a “Kumbh Mela” by contemporary sources. The previous Kumbh Mela would have been scheduled in 1858; but that year, no fair was held in Allahabad because of disturbances resulting from the 1857 uprising.

    Special Cuisine for Kumbh Devotees.


    There are a number of food stalls in Kumbh Mela that offers lip-smacking kachori with sabzi and tomato chutney. These kachoris with a delicious filling melt in your mouth and leave you with the desire to ask for more. In some of the stalls, you might also find kachoris fried in desi ghee.

    About Naga Sadhu & Aghori

    According to various assumptions, there are 4 to 5 million sadhus in India today. Sadhus are widely respected for their holiness.

    Naga sadhu at a Kumbh procession (1998).

    It is also said that, they also meditate on the corpses which is a symbolic of their rise from ‘Shava’ to ‘Shiva’

    The Naga Sadhus usually wander around naked and the Aghori baba normally wears some animal skin clothing or any other cloth to cover their lower part of the body. We see most of the Naga Sadhus in Kumbh Mela or in their Akharas. But Aghori Baba does not seem to be seen anywhere. They only reside in the crematorium. Naga Sadhus take part in Kumbh Mela and then move to the Himalayas. So, Naga Sadhus live in Akharas or Himalayas and usually visit the civilization during the Mahakumbh festival in India to take part in the holy dip.

    Water dip at the Kumbh festival

    Nagas are usually known as warrior Sadhus and are ready to fight intellectually or wrestle anytime. But Aghori babas mainly are involved in meditation and dark arts. They are believed to perform Dark Magic. Naga Sadhus and Aghori Baba adhere to the complete Brahmacharya, staying away from the family. Even in the process of becoming a saint, they have to sacrifice their families, that is, they make their own Shraadh also.


    The Kumbh Mela in India is as mesmerizing as it is spiritual. This ancient northern Indian festival is a meeting of mystical minds. The largest religious gathering in the world, the Kumbh Mela brings Hindu holy men together to discuss their faith and disseminate information about their religion.

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      I would like to wish all my readers a joyful Holi. May Lord Narasimha shower you with his choicest blessings on the auspicious day of Holi.

      May you be blessed with good health, wealth, long life, peace, happiness and joy on the auspicious day of Holi.

      Introduction Holi Festival

      Holi is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun. It is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring. The rituals of Holika Dahan are carried out in remembrance of demoness Holika and signifies the victory of good over evil.3 days ago

      About Holi

      An ancient Hindu festival, which later became popular among non-Hindu communities as well, Holi heralds the arrival of spring after winter. It signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a day of spreading happiness and love. The festival is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

      Holi Is A Hindu Festival

      Holi is a Hindu festival that takes place every spring. It’s all about new beginnings — Holi welcomes the spring season and celebrates the end of winter. The Holi festival always falls on Purnima or the day of the full moon. It’s a two-day holiday; the day of the March full moon is Holika Dahan.

      Why do we play Colours in Holi?

      It is believed that Lord Krishna used to celebrate Holi with colors and hence popularized the same. He used to play Holi with his friends at Vrindavan and Gokul. They used to play pranks all across the village and thus made this a community event. Holi is a spring festival to say goodbye to winters.

      How did Holi begin?

      The origins of Holi come from a mix of Hindu mythology including the popular legend of Hiranyakashyap – a demon king who wanted to be immortal. He wanted everyone to worship him as a god but his own son, Prahlada, chose to worship Vishnu instead, which offended his father.

      What makes Holi special?

      This is why the first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. In the region of Braj (where Lord Krishna grew up) in Uttar Pradesh, Holi is celebrated until the day of Rangpanchmi as a huge festival, in memory of the devotional love of Krishna and Radha.

      Is Holi a Hindu holiday?

      Holi is a popular Hindu holiday celebrated most commonly in India that is also known as the Festival of Colors. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the changing of the seasons from winter to spring.

      Traditional Holi food


      Ghujiya is synonymous with It is known by various names – karanji, ghugra, or karajikai. The deep-fried soft flaky crust of gujiya filled with khoya(mawa)and dry fruits and dessicated coconut makes it an amazing sweet. Earlier only mawa or khoya filling gujiyas were popular but these days you can find all sorts of fillings in gujiyas like Paan Gulkand Gujiya, Chocolate Cinnamom Gujiya,

      Dhai Bhalle

      The best thing about dahi bhalle is that you can make them in advance and refrigerate them for later use. They taste better when served chill. Dilli ke dahi bhalle are to die for.

      The soft dal balls dipped in chilled yogurt preparation and garnished with green and sweet chutney along with spices make it ultra delish.


      Around Holi the mornings are cold but the afternoons tend to be hot. Drinking chilled lassi not only kills the heat but replenishes your gut too. It is very healthy and tasty. Yogurt is a very good probiotic.

      Bhang Ki Pakore bhang-ki-pakore

      During Holi bhaang ke pakore are also prepared. Pakore, friends, gossip, and drinks what more can one ask for during Holi. Holi is the time to connect with friends and family but a long winter.


      Thandai is a Royal drink in which all thandai masalas are used like cashew, cardamom, poppy seeds, black pepper, almonds, fennel seed (saunf) and rose petals all of these have cooling properties.

      It is a must for all the Holi Parties. A sip of this chilled thandai during the Holi party and you are all re-energized. In some parts of India where bhaang is grown Bhaang thandai is also very popular.

      Kanji Vadda kanji-vada

      Kanji vada is very popular street food. Fried balls of lentil called vada are added to the fermented drink and are called kanji vada.

      Kanji is a seasonal drink prepared from fresh black carrots, fermented in earthen pots for few days just around Holi. It is a super refreshing, healthy, and delicious drink.


      Kachori is generally made during the Holi festival. Kachori is a fried pastry ball just like poori with aloo pithi (stuffing) or dal pithi stuffing inside. best relished with the piping hot tea

      They are generally served with aloo sabji and to gulp them down lassi or thandai is served it them.


      The combination of malpua with rabri is lethal. It is a very tricky and time consuming dish to prepare but the end product is simply delish.

      Malpua is fried pancakes served with rabri which is thick milk reduced on slow fire for an hour or two and then flavored.

      Besan Sev aloo-besan-sev

      Earlier our grandmothers had innovative simple ways to make delicious foods. One of them is besan sev. Once you start munching on it you cannot stop yourself. It is nothing but the crispiness of the deep-fried sev is mindblowing

      Namak Pare

      Namakpare. Namakpare is just all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and ghee and then deep-fried. It is a perfect evening snack.


      “Shakar” – sugar. These are sweet, crunchy and light generally diamond shaped. During holi shakarpare are prepared and shared with all the friends and family. Sometimes people coat them with sugar syrup or gur syrup and sometimes people prepare them with whole wheat flour and saunf too. So these are some of the most popular traditional Holi food.


      On an individual level as well, each one of us has to be careful. It’s advisable to celebrate Holi with only a few close ones to reduce the risk of contracting this contagious virus through contact. Everyone should use gloves to the extent possible. Play with the colors on an open, airy ground rather than in congested, close quarters. Afterward, make sure you wash and sanitize your hands and face well.

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      COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions

      • Following the surge in cases, the Gujarat government announced on 21 March that colours will not be allowed this Holi. This year, the Holi celebration will be limited to the holy pyre of ‘Holika Dahan’.
      • In Bihar, public Holi celebrations have been banned entirely. Moreover, travellers coming into the state will be randomly tested for coronavirus at railway stations, bus stands, and airports.
      • People in the state of Odisha also will not be able to celebrate the festival of colours in public places. ‘Dola Melans’ may be allowed with an appropriate number of participants, while the ‘Dolayatra’ shall not be allowed at all in public. The local authorities may also impose restrictions on the entry of devotees into temples and religious places.
      • The hotspot city of Mumbai and Palghar in Maharashtra have also banned both, private and public celebrations of Holika Dahan as well as Rangpanchami.
      • In Punjab, Chandigarh’s local government has declared that neither public Holi-Milan festivities, nor ceremonial gatherings in clubs, hotels, or restaurants will be permitted.
      • The authorities of Uttar Pradesh, too, issued a circular stating that no Holi-special procession will be carried out without prior permission of the government.
      • At the capital city, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has ordered a ban on public celebrations of not only Holi, but Navratri and other festivals as well.
      • The daily caseload in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana, and several other states has been increasing at an alarming rate in the past 30 days, and state governments are expected to soon release their guidelines for the festival.

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        Introduction Parsis’s Food

        The Persians fled from Iran when the Arabs invaded it during the 17th century. They finally settled along the West Coast of India and bought along with them their exotic cuisine.

        About Parsis’s Food

        ‘Parsis’ or ‘parsees’ are descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Iran during the Arab invasion in the 17th century.They love to spend hours cooking before a big ceremony and prepare dishes that are absolutely mind-blowing.

        Parsis’s Community

        They believe in  Zoroastrians one God, called Ahura Mazda. Parsi are followers of Zoroastrianism in India. According to Parsi tradition, a group of Iranian Zoroastrians emigrated from Persia to escape religious persecution by the Muslim majority after the Arab conquest.

        Parsis are marrying outside the community. Parsi woman marrying a nonparsi is allowed to enter the fire temple and participate in religious activities. Before December 2017, a Parsi women who marries a nonParsi man was automatically considered to have converted to the religion of her husband.

        Parsis are commonly seen speaking either Gujarati or English. But their native language is AvestanZoroastrianism was founded by Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran about 3,500 years ago. The Avesta is the primary collection of religious texts of Zoroastrianism.

        They live chiefly in Mumbai and in a few towns and villages mostly to the north of Mumbai, but also at Karachi (Pakistan) and Bengaluru (Karnataka, India). The vast majority of Persians practice Shīʿite Islam. Before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the 7th century ce, most Persians followed Zoroastrianism, based on the teachings of the ancient prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra), who lived during the first half of the 1st millennium bce.

        As of 2019, it has been estimated that there are 100,000 to 200,000 Zoroastrians worldwide, with around 60,000 Parsis in India and 1,400 in Pakistan.

        Parsi cuisine is an eclectic mix of hot and sweet, nice and spice. It involves simple yet diverse ingredients that in theory seem a bit odd but make complete sense on a plate.

        Influence On The Parsi Cusine

        Over the years, their food, like their people, has imbibed Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Iranian and British influences. Let’s know everything about Parsi food that will make you want to feast on the Parsi new year that falls on 17th August 2019. This Navroze knows what’s special about the community’s food.

        Popular Parsi dishes include:

        • Chicken Farcha (Fried chicken appetizer)

        • Dhansak (Lamb, mutton, goat, chicken or vegetables in a mixed lentil or toor daal gravy served with brown rice)
        • Patra ni Machhi (Fish – Pomfret or Surmai stuffed heavily with green coconut chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf – steam cooked.)

        • Sali Murghi (Spicy chicken with fine fried matchstick potatoes)
        • Saas ni Machhi (Yellow rice with pomfret fish fillets in white sauce)
        • Kolmi no Patio (Shrimp in spicy tomato curry)
        • Jardaloo Sali Boti (Boneless mutton in an onion and tomato sauce with apricots and fried matchstick potatoes)
        • Khichri (rice with toor daal or moong daal)
        • Tamota ni Ras Chaval (mutton cutlets with white rice and tomato sauce)

        Also popular among Parsis, but less so elsewhere, are the typical Parsi edda (egg) dishes, which include akuri (scrambled eggs with spices) and the pora (“Parsi” omelet). Also, vegetables like okra, tomato, potato, and others are often cooked with eggs on top.


        Popular parsi snacks include bhakhra (deep fried sweet dough), batasa (tea biscuits), dar ni pori (sweetened lentils stuffed in a light pastry), doodh na puff (milk froth) and khaman na ladva (dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut).


        The basic feature of a Parsi lunch is rice, eaten with lentils or a curry. Curry is made with coconut and ras without, with curry usually being thicker than ras. Dinner would be a meat dish, often accompanied by potatoes or another vegetable curry. Kachumbar (a sharp onion-cucumber salad) accompanies most meals.


        Common desserts include sev (vermicelli), ravo (sweet semolina pudding)

        and malido (a nutty fudge). Also popular are faluda and kulfi, both of

        which are adoptions from the cuisines of the Irani and Persian-speaking

        communities. Wedding feasts traditionally include Lagan nu Custard.

        Popular Parsi dishes include:

        Chicken Farcha (Fried chicken appetizer) Dhansak (Lamb, mutton, goat, chicken or vegetables in a mixed lentil or toor daal gravy served with brown rice) Patra ni Machhi (Fish – Pomfret or Surmai stuffed heavily with green coconut chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf – steam cooked.)

        Famous Parsis’s Cafe’s & Restaurant In Mumbai

        • Kyani and co ( Marine Lines)
        • Piccadilly (Colaba
        • Britannia & Co
        • Cafe Military
        • Yazdani Restaurant & Bakery
        • Jimmy Boy In Mumbai
        • Sassanian Boulangerie
        • K Rustom (South Mumbai

        Famous Parsis’s Cafe’s & Restaurant In Delhi

        • Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu
        • Soda Bottle opener wala
        • Parsi Anjuman
        • Monkey Bar
        • Cafe lotta


         Parsi cuisine also has influenced just like its parent, or Persian, cuisine. Modern-day Parsi cuisine was especially shaped during the British rule of India.  Parsis love eggs, potatoes, and meat.

        Almost all the vegetable dishes made from okra, tomatoes, or potatoes will have eggs on top.

        Please share your comment on this blog and share more about Parsi’s food if I miss anything so please let me know. Your comments are valuable for me.

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        Introduction About Travel health

        Travelers of all ages traveling can benefit from a pre-travel medical appointment, ideally four to six weeks before departure. The doctor will perform a physical exam and assess the health risks associated with travel plans.

        What are the main common travel issues how can be treated?

        Middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS)

        It is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed a severe acute respiratory illness. They had a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died.

        Jet Lag

        Older adults may have more severe jet lag and take longer to recover. Travelers can minimize jet lag by shifting to the local schedule as soon as possible. Travelers may be able to avoid jet lag by adjusting sleep schedules a few days before traveling.

        Traveler’s diarrhea 

        Contaminated food or water or anxiety and jet lag can contribute to traveler’s diarrhea. It often strikes abruptly and causes four to five loose or watery bowel movements. In most cases, the traveler’s diarrhea will go away in a day or two without medical treatment. Most doctors don’t recommend preventive medications such as antibiotics or bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol), except in special circumstances. The best prevention is good hand hygiene and food and water safety. International travelers should drink only bottled beverages or liquids that have been boiled. 

        Motion sikness

        Travelers susceptible to motion sickness should consult a physician about over-the-counter or prescription medications. Some natural remedies have been shown to reduce symptoms, too. Options include acupressure wristbands, ginger tea or dietary supplements, or aromatherapy.

        Altitude sickness

        Is caused by dry air, a decrease in oxygen, and low barometric pressure when travelled to a higher altitude than you’re used to. As a result, you may have problems, such as headaches, dehydration, and shortness of breath. Some people are affected at 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), but others aren’t affected until they reach altitudes of 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) or more.

        What to do in case of for protection against ticks and mosquitoes:

        Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEET for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always use insect repellent as directed

        Communicable dease?

        About Isolation and Quarantine:

        Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.

        • Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy.
        • Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill.

        The quarantine can apply to humans and animals as part of border control, as well as within a country.

        Ho to get medical care while traveling

        Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at the destination. Review health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during the trip. Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.

        Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications take. Some prescription drugs may be illegal in other countries. Call the embassy to verify that all of your prescription(s) are legal to bring with you. Bring all the medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) you think you might need during your trip, including extra in case of travel delays. Ask your doctor to help you get prescriptions filled early if you need to.

        What are the vacinations required

        Immunizations largely depends upon the area you are travelling. Specific vaccinations are required for specific countries and conditions. These include:

        Common vaccinations include are:

        • Tetanus
        • Diphtheria
        • Pertussis (whooping cough)
        • Varicella (chickenpox)
        • Measles
        • Mumps
        • Rubella
        • Polio

        Vaccination for travelers with special needs
        Some additional vaccinations are recommended for travelers who are at risk of infection or other health problems. This includes people with asthama , respiratory and cardiac conditions, metabolic conditions (such as diabetes) and anyone over 65 years of age. Vaccinations include:

        • Influenza
        • Pneumonia

        Vaccination for young travelers
        Young people are also routinely offered vaccination against:

        • Meningococcal C
        • Hepatitis B
        • Cervical cancer

        Cholera vaccination is no longer recommended by the World Health Organization for any country. 

        Vaccination for specific diseases

        Hepatitis A

        Information for hepatitis A includes:

        • This is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in travelers.
        • It is spread by contaminated food or water.
        • The cause is a virus.
        • Symptoms include fever, lack of energy (malaise) and jaundice (yellow skin color).
        • Hepatitis A is rarely fatal.
        • Symptomatic treatment is the only treatment available.
        • Vaccination is safe and extremely effective.

        Hepatitis B

        Information for hepatitis B includes:

        • This is spread by body fluid commonly through sexual intercourse or shared syringes but also by accident.
        • It is caused by virus.
        • Symptoms include fever, lack of energy (malaise) and jaundice (yellow skin color).
        • Around half of all cases worldwide result in death.
        • Vaccination is safe and extremely effective.


        Information for typhoid includes:

        • This is common in developing countries.
        • The cause is a bacterium.
        • Symptoms include fever, weakness, headache and sometimes a rash.
        • Typhoid can be treated successfully with antibiotics.
        • Vaccinations must be completed at least one week before travelling.


        Information for rabies includes:

        • This is common to North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
        • The cause is a virus passed on by a bite or scratch from an infected dog or any mammal that carries the virus.
        • Symptoms include headache and fever, then convulsions and death.
        • A three-dose vaccination is given over 3–4 weeks prior to travel.
        • All animal bites and scratches should be immediately and thoroughly washed with soap and water for at least 10 minutes.
        • Treatment after a bite from a possibly rabid animal involves a course of five vaccines and, if previously unvaccinated, an injection of immunoglobulin.

        Meningococcal meningitis

        Information for meningococcal meningitis includes:

        • The cause is a virus spread by aerosol droplets.
        • Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion and neurological damage.
        • Treatment can only ease the symptoms.
        • Vaccination is a legal requirement for some countries.


        Information for tuberculosis includes:

        • This is common in developing countries.
        • The cause is a bacterium spread by aerosol droplets.
        • Symptoms include persistent cough and fever.
        • Treatment involves a prolonged course of antibiotics.
        • Vaccination is recommended only for some travellers to high risk areas for prolonged periods and must be preceded by a special skin (Mantoux) test.

        Japanese encephalitis

        Information for Japanese encephalitis includes:

        • This is present throughout Asia.
        • The cause is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
        • Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion and neurological damage.
        • Treatment can only ease the symptoms.
        • Three doses of vaccine are required well before you travel.

        Yellow Fever

        • This is present in tropical South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
        • The cause is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
        • Symptoms include fever, headache, bloody vomiting, jaundice and death.
        • The vaccination gives immunity for around 10 years.
        • Vaccination is a legal requirement for some countries and certification can only be given by an authorized travel health clinic.

        Infectious diseases for which there are no vaccines

        Infectious diseases are generally transmitted by food, water, or a lack of personal hygiene (for example, ‘gastro’, traveler’s diarrhea, giardiasis, and amoebic dysentery) or by insects (for example, malaria and dengue fever). They can be life-threatening. Your doctor will advise you on measures and medications that should be taken to help prevent these diseases. 

        What is the cause of travel diarrhea?

        Unclean food and water can cause travelers diarrhea and other diseases. This can reduce by drinking safe water and safe food habits. Some of do and don’ts about good food habit are:


        • Food that is cooked and served hot
        • Hard-cooked eggs
        • Fruits and vegetables should be clean and washed.
        • Pasteurized dairy products

        Don’t Eat

        • Food served at room temperature
        • Food from street vendors
        • Raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs
        • Raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish
        • Unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
        • Unpasteurized dairy products


        • Bottled water that is sealed
        • Water that has been disinfected
        • Carbonated drinks
        • Hot coffee or tea
        • Pasteurized milk

        Don’t Drink

        • Tap or well water
        • Ice made with tap or well water
        • Drinks made with tap or well water (such as reconstituted juice)
        • Unpasteurized milk

        Take Medicine

        Talk with your doctor about taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs with you on your trip in case you get sick.

        How to prevent bites?

        • Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats.
        • Use an appropriate insect repellent
        • Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks and tents). Do not use permethrin directly on skin.
        • Stay and sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms.
        • Use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors.

        What types of Insects repellent

        For protection against ticks and mosquitoes: Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEET for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always use insect repellent as directed.


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          Arunachal Pradesh Famous Food

          Introduction Arunachal Pradesh Food

          North East Famous Cuisine

          Arunachalese cuisine is the staple food is rice along with fish, meat (Lukter), and many green vegetables.

          About Arunachalese cuisine

          The staple food is rice along with fish, meat (Lukter), and many green vegetables. Different varieties of rice are available. Lettuce is the most common and preferred vegetable of all, prepared by boiling it with ginger, coriander and green chilies, and a pinch of salt. Boiled rice cakes wrapped in leaves is a famous snack.

          Dishes in eastern districts like Tirap and Changlang have some different methods in their way of food preparation. Many wild herbs and shrubs are also part of the cuisine. Dried bamboo shoots are used extensively in cooking.

          Tribal Influence on the cuisine

          The type of the dishes of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh vary within the region, according to tribal influence (with the influence of Apatanis, Chuki, Adi, and Nishi)

          The Apatani, or (TanwTanii) are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. This tribe speaks the languages Apatani, English, and Hindi.

          Tanw/Tanii, Apatani, Apa Tani
          Apatani women during a wedding
          Total population
          43,777 (2011 census)
          Regions with significant populations
           India (Arunachal Pradesh)
          Apatani • English • Hindi
          Donyi-Polo • Christianity
          Related ethnic groups
          Tani Peoples

          The Adi people are one of the most populous groups of Indigenous peoples in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. A few thousand are also found in the Tibet Autonomous Region (Previously Tibet) where they are called the Lhoba together with some of the Nishi, Na, Galo, Mishmi people, and Tagin people.

          A Nyishi man With a hornbill headdress
          Total population
          249,824 (2011 census)
          Regions with significant populations
           India ( Arunachal Pradesh)
          Donyi-Polo (Sun and moon), Christianity, Animism

          The Nyishi community is the largest ethnic group in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeastern India. In Nyishi, their traditional language, Nyi

          Prior to Indian Independence

          Prior to Indian Independence when British policy to isolate the Hill people NEFA (North-East Frontier Agency) were in effect, wild birds and animals were a big part of their diet, but modern restrictions on hunting have made them non-existent.

          Arunachal Pradesh Famous Food

          Apong (Rice Beer)

          Apong is a rice beer and a popular beverage of Itanagar and entire Arunachal Pradesh. It is made by fermenting rice or millet. It is alcoholic in nature.

          Thupka (Noodle Soup mixed with minced meat & Spices)

          A noodle soup mixed with minced meat and spices, thukpa is one of the most popular and common dishes prepared by the people of Tawang. A variation of the traditional thukpa is dheb-thukpa, which is cooked with rice. Thukpa made of maize, meat, and beans are called ashum thukpa and taste delicious.

          Dal Lentil And Eggs

          The dish is prepared with three grains – masoor dal, moong dal, and tuar dal. Turmeric powder, onions, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and chilies are added to the gravy for taste; then hard-boiled eggs are put in the dal before serving.

          Fish Stew

          A very popular dish, the fish stew is made of chili-garlic paste, leafy green vegetables, dried red chili, fish, sugar, and salt. It can be eaten as a soup or served as a side dish with boiled rice.

          Bamboo Shoot

          Almost every dish of the state uses bamboo shoots, which have a delicate and unique flavor. Tender bamboo shoots are marinated in a mix of ground spices and baking soda and heated on a low flame. They are then served as a crispy and hot side dish.


          Lukter is a simple meat dish. The meat is dried and grilled with hot king chili (Bhut Jolokia). It is a great example of the northeastern cooking tradition of sun-drying meat.

          Chura Sabji

          It is another one of the most appetizing item on the menu. They make it with the cheese of yak milk and vegetables. What makes it so delicious is not just the cheese but also the added spices especially the chilies. It can be had as a curry and also as soup.


          When you are in the hills. You can get it with stuffed vegetables or chicken or yak meat. The flavor, the aroma, the ambiance around when you devour momos is the perfect picture of a nice trip. You will not find better momos in any other part of India than the North-Eastern states.

          Dung Po

          It is beautiful steamed rice. The locals cook it in brass utensils. The rice is placed in leaves so that they don’t spread. They keep one vessel over the other; One has boiling water and the other one has the rice. The aroma of the leaves will make you hungry, and you just can’t wait for lunch!

          Rating: 5 out of 5.

          When you visit Arunachal Pardesh Let’s look at some ingredients and dishes that comprise the food of Arunachal Pradesh: Rice. Rice is a staple food in Arunachal Pradesh and is commonly accompanied by fried vegetables, curry, or a soup. Bamboo Shoot. Pika Pila. Lukter. Pehak. Meat. Momos.

          Reopening Travel & Flight International 2021


          • Asia
          • Europe
          • Africa
          • Australia
          • North America
          • South America
          • Worldwide

           Saudi Arabia Extends Travel Ban, Border Closures To May 17

          Saudi Arabia is extending its travel-restriction period and shift the date for reopening the Kingdom’s borders from March 31 to May 17 due to delays in delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, authorities said on Friday. Source: Arab NewsMarch 1

           Malaysia Aims To Resume Leisure Travel With Neighbours By 1Q2021

          Tourism Malaysia is hopeful that cross-border tourism for leisure will reopen in stages sometime in the first quarter of 2021. Source: TTG AsiaMarch 1

           Cayman Islands To Reopen Borders By March

          Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that the British overseas territory will be reopening its border to tourists in March. Source: Jamaica Observer2020December 28

           Sri Lanka Welcomes Tourists After 8-Month-Long Coronavirus Interruption

          A group of Ukrainian tourists on Monday became the first batch of holidayers to visit Sri Lanka in more than eight months after the island nation put curbs on international travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Tribune IndiaDecember 1

           Oman To Restart Issuing Tourist Visas

          Tourist visas will only be issued to those whose visits are organised by hotels or tourism companies. Source: Gulf BusinessDecember 1

           The British Virgin Islands Is Reopening For Tourism In December

          The beloved Caribbean archipelago will reopen to visitors on Dec. 1, according to British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie. Source: Caribbean JournalNovember 13

           Venezuela Plans November Reopening For Tourism

          Venezuela will reopen its tourist attractions “gradually” starting in December after registering a “sustained trend” of decreasing Covid-19 infections in the country, President Nicolás Maduro announced Wednesday. Source: The Tico TimesNovember 13

           South Africa Has Opened For International Travel – But Other Countries Are Still Closed

          Government has relaxed South Africa’s level 1 lockdown rules around international travel, allowing visitors from any country provided they follow health and safety guidelines. Source: BusinesstechNovember 6

           Singapore To Allow In Visitors From Mainland China Ahead Of Travel Bubble With Hong Kong

          From November 6, the island nation is also lifting border restrictions for travellers from the Australian state of Victoria as it looks to boost its battered tourism sector. Source: SCMPNovember 1

           Botswana To Allow Chartered Int’l Flights From November 1

          Botswana will allow direct chartered international flights to some of the country’s premier tourist resorts with effect from November 1, Tourism Minister Philda Kereng has said. Source: journalducameroun.comNovember 1

           Philippines Lets Foreigners In, Eases Travel Rules For Citizens

          The Philippines will welcome back foreign nationals starting Nov. 1 and allow Filipino travelers to leave without Covid-19 antigen tests as the Southeast Asian nation continues to reopen. Source: BloombergNovember 1

           Costa Rica To Welcome Tourists From Anywhere In The World Starting November 1

          Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica starting November 1. Source: The Tico TimesNovember 1

           Saudi Arabia To Gradually Lift Ban On Performing Umrah

          Saudis and foreign residents can make pilgrimage from Oct. 4, while Muslims abroad will be allowed entry as of Nov. 1. Source: Andalou AgencyNovember 1

           Argentina To Restart International Flights, Some Tourism After Ban

          rgentina will resume commercial international flights from November and allow tourists to enter from bordering countries, the government said on Friday, as it aims to lift coronavirus restrictions after one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. Source: ReutersOctober 31

           St Kitts And Nevis To Reopen For Tourism On Oct. 31

          St Kitts and Nevis has revealed that the twin-island federation will reopen for tourism on Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean JournalOctober 26

           Indonesia, Singapore Agree On Business Travel Corridor

          2 countries to start accepting travel applications on Oct. 26, says top Indonesian diplomat. Source: Andalou AgencyOctober 25

           Delta Brings Back More Flights Across Atlantic And Pacific This Winter And Summer 2021

          As Delta works to restart service in line with the lifting of travel restrictions, potential vaccine availability and the gradual return of demand, customers will see more trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights to top business and leisure destinations for the winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021 seasons. Source: DeltaOctober 20

           Thailand Welcomes First Tourists Since March

          Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the kingdom’s economy. Source: Asia TimesOctober 16

           The Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble Is Finally Here — But It’s Only One-Way For Now

          Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch. Source: CNNOctober 12

           Guyana To Reopen Airports On October 12

          The Guyana government says it will re-open the country’s borders to international traffic on October 12 even as it also announced an extension of the seven-hour curfew to the end of the month. Source: Caribbean National WeeklyOctober 12

           Panama Plans October 12 Reopening For International Flights

          Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. Source: The Tico TimesOctober 8

           Singapore To Allow Visitors From Australia And Vietnam From Oct 8

          Singapore will unilaterally lift border restrictions to visitors from Australia – excluding Victoria state – and Vietnam from Oct 8. Source: Straits TimesOctober 1

           Mauritius To Reopen Borders In Three Phases

          The prime minister of Mauritius has announced a three-phase reopening of the country’s borders for international travel. Source: Lonely PlanetOctober 1

           Oman To Restart International Flights On October 1

          Oman will restart international flights on October 1, state news agency ONA said on Twitter, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions. Source: Khaleej TimesOctober 1

           Belize Reopens Borders To International Travel October 1

          Prime Minister Dean Barrow, speaking during a virtual news conference, said the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will reopen on that date, coinciding with the start of the 2020 tourist season. Source: Jamaica ObserverOctober 1

           Uganda Says To Re-Open Airport And Resume International Flights On Oct. 1

          Uganda said on Thursday it would reopen its sole international airport to commercial flights on Oct. 1, more than five months after its closure as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the East African nation. Source: ReutersOctober 1

           Peru To Resume International Flight Operations From October 1 With Stringent Safety Measures

          Peru has approved the resumption of international flights starting from October 1, but under strict safety measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Estremadoyro said. Source: News18October 1

           Oman Air Returns To Scheduled Service On 1 October

          Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will return to scheduled service on 1 October with flights to 16 cities in 12 countries. Source: Oman AirOctober 1

           Zimbabwe To Open For Tourism On 1 October

          According to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe will open its borders for international travel on 1 October. Source: The South AfricanSeptember 29

           Vietjet To Resume Some International Flights

          Vietjet said it will reopen some of its regular international flights from Vietnam to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 29 September. Source: Asian AviationSeptember 23

           Zimbabwe Resumes Domestic, Regional Flights

          Zimbabwe’s state-owned Air Zimbabwe announced Wednesday it will resume domestic and regional commercial flights later this month after the government decided to re-open the country’s skies following coronavirus lockdowns, local media reported. Source: Andalou AgencySeptember 21

           Nepal To Resume Domestic Flight Operations From Sept 21

          The Nepal government has decided to allow resumption of domestic flights and long-haul public transportation services from September 21. Source: Northeast NowSeptember 18

           Japan To Resume Short Biz Trips With Singapore On Sept. 18

          Japan and Singapore have agreed to resume short-term business travel between the two countries on Sept. 18, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday. Source: Nippon.comSeptember 18

           Guatemala’s International Airport To Resume Flights On Sept. 18

          Guatemala’s Aurora international airport will reopen to commercial flights on Sept. 18, the government announced late on Monday, as the Central American country relaxes its coronavirus lockdown. Source: ReutersSeptember 8

           Jordan To Resume Regular Commercial Flights From Sept. 8

          Jordan will resume regular international flights from Sept. 8 to help revive an economy badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, after delaying the move several times over the past month, officials said on Wednesday. Source: ReutersSeptember 8

           Japan’s Travel Bubble Will Extend To Five Asian Countries And Regions On September 8

          Reciprocal travel for long-term residents from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Taiwan will soon be available. Source: Time OutSeptember 5

           Nigeria To Resume International Flights From Sept 5

          Nigeria will resume international flights from Sept. 5, the head of the aviation regulatory body said on Thursday, marking a week-long delay to the resumption date previously announced by the government. Source: ReutersSeptember 3

           China Will Gradually Resume Direct International Flights To Beijing

          China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday it will resume direct flights to Beijing from eight countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Canada from Sept. 3. Source: ReutersSeptember 1

           Singapore To Ease Restrictions On New Zealand, Brunei Travel

          Singapore will allow general travel to and from New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam, as the city-state eases border control measures to take into account countries where the virus situation is under control. Source: BloombergSeptember 1

           Ghana’s Airports To Reopen On September 1

          Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced plans to re-open the country’s air borders. Source: Premium TimesSeptember 1

           Australia Set To Open Borders To International Students, Other Visa Holders May Have To Wait Longer

          South Australia is preparing to bring back the first batch of the state’s nearly 7,000 students stranded offshore. Source: 1

           Namibia Welcomes Tourists In September

          Namibia’s borders will reopen to international travellers via Hosea Kutako International Airport only from 1 September 2020. Source: allAfricaSeptember 1

           Singapore Airlines To Resume Flights To Taipei In September

          Singapore Airlines announced in a news release on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it will resume three regular flights between Singapore and Taipei in September. Source: Taiwannews.comAugust 30

           Cuba Will Allow Tourism In Late August But Havana Will Be Off-Limits

          Despite the rest of the Caribbean reopening in June and July for tourism, Cuba is taking its time, first allowing Cubans to travel domestically at the end of this month before welcoming international tourism in phase two. Source: Time OutAugust 24

           Saudi Land Borders Opened For Families Of Citizens

          JEDDAH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has opened four land border crossings into the Kingdom for families as part of an easing of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: Arab.newsAugust 21

           Anguilla Is Reopening Its Borders. Visitors Will Have To “Apply” For Entry

          Anguilla Tourism Secretary Quincia Gumbs-Marie announced on Aug. 14 that Anguilla will launch the first phase of its reopening plan on Aug. 21. Phase One will run through at least Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean JournalAugust 17

          Indonesia, South Korea Reopen Borders For Business From Monday

          Indonesia announced Thursday it has agreed with South Korea a travel corridor arrangement for essential business trips between the two countries from Monday. Source: Nikkei Asian ReviewAugust 17

           Kazakhstan To Resume Flights With Seven Countries On August 17

          Kazakhstan is planning to gradually resume flights with seven countries starting from mid-August, including some holiday hot spots, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development has said. Source: Caspian NewsAugust 17

           Nepal To Resume Domestic, Int’l Flights From Aug 17

          The Nepal government has decided to resume domestic and international flight operations starting from August 17, nearly four months after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: MENAFNAugust 15

           Honduras To Reopen Domestic And International Flights In Mid-August

          Honduras announced Tuesday it will reopen its airports to domestic and international flights in mid-August, after a nearly five-month closure due to the pandemic. Source: ReutersAugust 10

          International Flights Resume In East Africa

          This month, Kenya and Rwanda lifted a ban on international flights, joining Tanzania and Ethiopia. Source: pri.orgAugust 10

           SriLankan Airlines Operates Flights To Selected Destinations As Travel Restrictions Relax

          SriLankan Airlines is now offering services to passengers who are eligible to travel under the respective country travel advisories to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne and beyond. Source: SriLankan AirlinesAugust 9

           Pakistan Allows To Resume International Flights

          International, domestic flights to resume Aug. 9, says aviation ministry. Source: Andalou AgencyAugust 7

           Dominica Is Now Open For Tourism

          The Caribbean’s “Nature Island” officially reopened its borders to international travelers (including those from the United States) on Aug. 7. Source: Caribbean JournalAugust 3

          International Flights To And From Many African Nations Resume Following COVID‐19 Halt

          Kenya is one of several African countries that are recommencing international flights suspended since March because of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Source: Africanews.comAugust 1

           Sri Lanka To Reopen Some Tourism In August With Restrictions

          Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector on Aug. 1 by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a tourism official said on Sunday. Source: ReutersAugust 1

           British Airways’ August Schedule Sees Return To More Destinations

          Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. Source: British AirwaysAugust 1

           Kenya Airways Resumes International Flights After Virus Curbs Lifted

          Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) resumed international flights on Saturday, heading to about 30 destinations for the first time since the routes were suspended in March due to the coronavirus. Source: ReutersAugust 1

           Russia To Resume Some International Flights From Aug. 1

          Russia plans to resume some international flights from Aug. 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Friday, but the list of destinations will initially be limited to Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Source: ReutersAugust 1

           Grenada Reopens August 1 With Tiered Traveler Restrictions

          Rules for entry and freedom of movement once inside the country will be based on the current transmission levels and epidemiological data corresponding to visitors’ origin points. Source: Travel PulseAugust 1

           Kuwait To Resume Commercial Flights In August

          Flights are allowed to operate with a rate of 30%. The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers approves a three-stage plan to operate commercial flights from and to Kuwait from August 1, 2020 according to Kuwait news agency KUNA. Source: GulfnewsAugust 1

           EasyJet To Resume Flights To Hundreds Of Destinations

          EasyJet has announced it will be resuming flights to almost three quarters of its network by August. Source: The TelegraphAugust 1

           Rwanda To Reopen Airports On August 1

          Rwanda on Saturday announced that its airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations at the start of August. Source: CGTNAugust 1

           Kenya To Resume International Flights From August 1

          President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights shall resume from August 1. Source: The Star KenyaAugust 1

           Seychelles Opens Border For International Flights

          Seychelles, the popular holiday destination in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than a hundred thousand inhabitants, as of August 1, 2020 will open its borders to commercial schedule flights, hence provide flexibility for visitors to travel to the islands. Source: FTN NewsJuly 31

           Vistara Hopes To Resume International Flights By Q3-Q4, 2020

          Full service carrier Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, hopes to resume international flight operations by the end of this year, a senior official of the airline said. Source: LivemintJuly 30

           Kyrgyzstan Plans To Resume International Flights

          Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister said his country is preparing to resume international flights that have been suspended since May 20 due to the novel coronavirus. Source: Andalou AgencyJuly 26

           Libyan Airliners Resume Flights, Starting With Turkey

          Libyan airlines resumed flights on Sunday starting with renewed service to Turkey, after months of closure due to Coronavirus pandemic. Source: Libyan ExpressJuly 23

           Iraq To Reopen Airports For International Flights July 23

          Iraq’s airports will resume international commercial flights on July 23 as the country begins to ease coronavirus lockdown measures, local daily Baghdad Post reported. Source: Arab NewsJuly 22

           Sierra Leone On The Ready To Reopen Airport To Passenger Flights

          Sierra Leone’s International Airport will reopen to commercial flights effective 22 July 2020 after it was closed in March this year to all international passenger flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AllAfricaJuly 22

           Turks And Caicos To Reopen For Tourism July 22

          In a statement, the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board said it “encourages travelers to consider the vacation destination as the play vacations for late July 2020 onwards.”. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 20

           Virgin Atlantic Set To Resume Passenger Flights To US And Asia Starting July

          Services from London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong and Shanghai set to resume from 20 and 21 July 2020, with more destinations set to be announced in the next two weeks for the month of August. Source: Virgin AtlanticJuly 18

           India To Resume International Flights, Confirms Air Corridors With US, France, Germany

          During a press conference on Thursday, Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed the establishment of “air bubbles” between India and the US, France and Germany. Source: CNNJuly 15

           The Maldives Is Now Open To All Global Tourists. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

          Though border restrictions and quarantine measures are keeping people from visiting many of the world’s most popular travel destinations at the moment, one country famed for its natural beauty is now welcoming all guests — the Maldives. Source: CNNJuly 15

           French Polynesia To Welcome Tourists Again In July

          The South Pacific island of French Polynesia said it will reopen to international travel next month to try to salvage its vital tourism industry. Source: RapplerJuly 12

           Barbados Is Reopening To Tourists On July 12

          Barbados is the latest Caribbean island planning to reopen to international tourists, welcoming back visitors on July 12. Source: Travel + LeisureJuly 10

           Sudan Reopens Airport To Flights From Egypt, UAE, Turkey

          The airport will now receive flights from Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the state-run Sudan News Agency reported yesterday. Source: Al-MonitorJuly 7

           Flydubai Resumes Flight Schedule And Opens For Sale

          Flights to resume initially to 24 destinations increasing to 66 destinations over the summer. Source: FlydubaiJuly 1

           Thailand Reopens To International Flights, But Only Some Tourists Can Visit

          Medical tourists, overseas students and foreigners working in Thailand will be allowed into the country from July 1. Source: The NationalJuly 1

           Georgia Aims To Open To International Tourism In July

          The Georgian government announced that domestic tourism can resume from 15 June while borders could open to foreign tourists as early as 1 July. Source: Lonely Planet July 1

           France To Start Reopening Non-Schengen Borders From July 1

          The borders were shut in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but the European Union recommended on Thursday that the bloc reopen to some countries in the Balkans from July 1. Source: France24July 1

           Malta To Reopen Its Airport On July 1

          Malta will reopen its airport to passenger flights on July 1, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday, as the Mediterranean island rolls back restrictions introduced in March to halt COVID-19 infections. Source: ReutersJuly 1

           Turkey To Reopen All Tourism Facilities As Of July

          As of July, Turkey will resume all those tourism facilities planned to be reopened as part of the normalization process, said the country’s culture and tourism minister on June 10. Source: Hurriyet Daily NewsJuly 1

           Bahamas To Resume Commercial Travel By July 01 (Tentative)

          The government is looking to open commercial travel on or before July 1, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced during a national address on Sunday. Source: thenassauguardian.comJuly 1

           Qantas Airways Ltd Could Restart 40-50% Of Its Domestic Capacity In July If States Relax Border Controls

          The airline will introduce measures on board from June 12 such as providing masks and cleaning wipes to ensure safe travel and give passengers peace of mind during the pandemic, but will not leave middle seats empty. Source: ReutersJuly 1

           Egypt To Reopen All Airports On July 1, Aviation Minister Says

          Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak. Source: ReutersJuly 1

           Aruba Is Reopening For Tourism In July

          On July 1, visitors from Canada, Europe and the Caribbean will be able to return to Aruba. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 1

           Bermuda To Reopen To Air Travelers On July 1

          Bermuda will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting July 1, the island territory’s government announced on Friday. Source: Travel Pulse July 1

           Dominican Republic To Reopen For Tourism July 1

          The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open up for international tourism beginning July 1, according to Lucien Echavarria, director at the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 1

           Lebanon To Re-Open Beirut International Airport From July 1

          Lebanon will re-open Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport for commercial flights beginning July 1, but will keep air traffic at 10% of capacity from a year ago, a statement from the prime minister’s office said on Friday. Source: ReutersJune 27

           Denmark To Reopen For Majority Of European Countries

          Denmark’s government has decided to reopen its borders, from June 27, for the majority of European Union countries, except for Portugal and Sweden, asserting the current Coronavirus situation permits for such a step to be taken. Source: Schengen Visa InfoJune 27

           Tunisia Plans To Reopen Borders To Tourism On June 27

          Tunisia has announced it is ready to resume tourism safely and will be reopening its borders on June 27. Source: The TelegraphJune 25

           Morocco To Resume Domestic Flights Starting June 25

          Morocco will resume domestic flights starting June 25, the state news agency said on Sunday, citing the ministry of tourism, air transport, handicrafts and social economy. Source: ReutersJune 22

           St Barth To Reopen For Tourism On June 22

          The French Caribbean island of St Barth is reopening for travel and tourism on June 22, according to Bruno Magras, president of the island’s territorial council. Source: Caribbean JournalJune 21

           Spain To Reopen Borders On June 21

          Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1. Source: The TelegraphJune 18

           Turkish Airlines To Start Flights To Europe On June 18

          Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to resume flights between 16 cities in six European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria and Turkey, on June 18, the flag carrier’s senior official has announced. Source: Hurriyet Daily NewsJune 15

           Switzerland To Open EU Borders From June 15th

          The Swiss government said Friday it will accelerate plans to open its borders, allowing people travelling from all European Union countries and Britain to enter from June 15th. Source: thelocal.chJune 15

           France To Lift Border Controls For EU Travellers On June 15

          France will lift restrictions at its borders for EU travellers on June 15, the French Interior and Foreign ministries said in a statement on Friday. Source: ReutersJune 15

           Greece Ready To Open To Tourists, PM Says Safety Is Top Priority

          International flights to and from the country’s main airports will resume on June 15, after a nearly three-month lockdown. Source: ReutersJune 15

           Georgia Opens Up For Domestic Tourism From June 15th

          From June 15th, domestic tourists will be able to receive appropriate services. Georgia will be ready to open up for foreign tourists from July 1st. Source: traveldailynews.comJune 15

           Iceland To Open To Tourists Again On June 15th

          At a press conference held just moments ago, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced some up-coming changes to the travel restrictions to Iceland. Source: Grapevine.isJune 15

           Brussels Airlines To Resume Operating Round Trips To 59 Destinations In Europe, Africa And The US Starting 15 June 2020

          The gates to the sky are finally reopening! We couldn’t be happier to announce our summer network, with 59 destinations in Europe, Africa and the US gradually opening between 15 June and 31 August. A network to meet our customers’ needs. Source: brusselsairlines.comJune 15

           Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary And Slovakia Could Open Their Borders To Each Other As Of Mid-June

          “We think we could create a mini-Schengen allowing people to travel without border checks, tests or subsequent quarantine in mid-June,” Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said after talking to his Austrian and Slovak counterparts. Source: macaubusiness.comJune 15

           Austrian Airlines Plans To End Flight Suspension On June 15

          Austrian Airlines has therefore temporarily suspended regular flight operations as of March 18, 2020. From June 15, 2020, Austrian Airlines will take off again and slowly but steadily increase its flight operations. Source: Austrian AirlinesJune 15

           Lufthansa To Resume Flights To 20 Destinations From Mid-June

          The destinations include Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga, the spokeswoman said, adding flights would depart from the airline’s main hub in Frankfurt. Source: ReutersJune 15

           Jamaica Is Reopening For Tourism On June 15

          In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Source: Caribbean JournalJune 15

           Germany To Lift Travel Warning To Most European Countries From June 15

          Germany introduced an unprecedented warning against all foreign travel in mid-March. But with new infections sharply down, the government is looking for ways to restart the economy. Source: France24June 9

           Malaysia Airlines Increases Domestic, International Connectivity

          Malaysia Airlines will resume limited flight operations across the network for domestic from June 2020 and international services from July 2020 until October. Source: Malaysia AirlinesJune 9

           Cyprus To Open Airports Again On June 9

          Cyprus will reopen its airports on June 9 as it gradually lifts restrictions imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, the island’s Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday. Source: ReutersJune 3

           Philippines To Resume Limited Domestic, International Flights

          Country’s major airlines announce plans to resume flights from June 3, 2020. Source: Gulf NewsJune 2

           Vietnam Airlines Resumes All Domestic Flight Services

          No date has been set for the resumption of international flights, which were suspended in late March, but Vietnam could open its skies sooner than other Southeast Asian nations. Source: Nikkei Asian ReviewJune 2

           Singapore To Allow Transit Passengers From June 2

          Travellers will once again be allowed to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport from June 2 as the city-state prepares to ease some coronavirus restrictions and gradually reopen its borders. Source: Straitstimes.comJune 1

          Flynas To Resume Operation Early June

          Flynas’ Chief Commercial Officer on his LinkedIn page announced the news that the Saudi Arabian budget airline is set to resume scheduled operations shortly. Source: LinkedInJune 1

           Korean Air To Restart Some International Flights In June

          Korean Air is reopening flights to international destinations in North America, Europe and Asia in June, as it prepares for Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ease. Source: flightglobal.comJune 1

           Italy To Reopen Borders To European Union Tourists In Early June

          Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. SourceJune 1

           Serbia To Open Borders For Select Countries In June

          Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić announced (20-May-2020) plans to open borders to visitors from Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania from 01-Jun-2020. Source: centreforaviation.comJune 1

           Poland’s Flagship Airline To Resume Domestic Flights As Of June 1

          As of June 1, passengers will be able to fly from Warsaw to seven cities in the country as well as between Gdansk and Krakow, a total of 30 flights per day. Source: aviationpros.comJune 1

           Singapore Airlines And SilkAir To Increase Flight Schedules In June And July

          Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are increasing the number of destinations that will be covered by their passenger network, as well as the frequencies on some existing services, in June and July 2020. Source: Singapore AirlinesJune 1

           Hong Kong Said It Will Reopen Its Airport To Transiting Passengers On June 1

          Hong Kong said it will reopen its airport to transiting passengers on June 1, joining rival Singapore which made a similar announcement last week, as governments in the pair of regional hubs look to boost their local airlines as the global pandemic eases. Source: CaixinMay 31

           Saudi Arabia To Resume Domestic Flights On 31st May 2020

          GACA announces the resumption of domestic flights, starting on Sunday, 31st of May 2020. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announces the issuance of its kind approval for the resumption of domestic flights starting on Sunday, 8 of Shawwal 1441, Corresponding to May 31, 2020, by the national air carriers. Source: General Authority Of Civil Aviation.May 30

           Pakistan To Resume Outbound International Flights

          Pakistan will allow outbound international flights to resume from Saturday, an aviation official said, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: ReutersMay 25

           India Domestic Flights Resume: The Government Has Allowed Airlines To Resume Flights From Monday

          But there will be restrictions and strict procedures: flights will run at only one-third of pre-lockdown capacity; passengers, airlines and airports will need to follow standard operating procedures issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Source: indianexpress.comMay 22

           Ukraine To Reopen Borders With EU Countries And Moldova

          The Ukrainian government will reopen 66 border checkpoints with European Union countries and Moldova for the first time after it closed most of them to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in March. Source: kyivpost.comMay 22

           Air Canada Resumes Operating Flights To United States And Plans For More

          Air Canada will begin by resuming flights to the United States as of May 22, with six destinations being served by May 25, including New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Source: freshdaily.caMay 21

           Albania To Open Borders In May, Prepare To Welcome Back Tourists

          Albania will re-open its borders this month and prepare to welcome back tourists, Prime Minister Edi Rama told parliament on Thursday, with the country reporting no new coronavirus deaths for more than three weeks. Source: ReutersMay 20

           Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban On Visitors From 6 Nations

          Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States that had been put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Source: SkiftMay 16

           Pakistan Resumes Domestic Flights, Insists On Masks And Empty Seats

          Pakistan resumed domestic flights between major cities for the first time in nearly two months on Saturday with the requirement that face masks be worn and vacant seats left between passengers, officials said. Source: ReutersMay 15

           Slovenia Calls End To Coronavirus Epidemic, Reopens Borders To EU Citizens

          Slovenia is reopening its road, air and sea borders to foreign nationals, the Slovenian government said, officially declaring an end to coronavirus epidemic in the country. Source:

          Rating: 5 out of 5.

          Welcome to Travel Blog! I am Nitin Raj, travel blogger, in India.
          I love to meet and friendship with new people and discover new places. I am a food lover.
          I hope my blog will inspire you to travel and explore new places in India.
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          Ooty Perfect Place for Travel


          Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a town in the Western Ghats mountains, in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it retains a working steam railway line.

          Other reminders of its colonial past include Stone House, a 19th-century residence, and the circa-1829 St. Stephen’s Church.

          Its 55-acre Government Botanical Garden lies on the slopes of Doddabetta Peak. 

          What is the best time to visit Ooty?

          Ooty is a year-round destination, but the ideal time to visit is between the months of April to June and September to November.

          Is 2 days enough for Ooty?

          Ooty can be covered easily in 1 to 2 days. Check out the 1 day Itinerary to help you plan your trip in a better way. If you wish to extend your stay than there is also an another 2 days itinerary. To know more about Ooty and major tourist attractions, check out it’s travel guide.May

          How can I spend 3 days in Ooty?

          3 Days Ooty (Top Places to visit in Ooty in Three Days)

          1. Day 1: Pykara Lake / Boat House, Pykara Waterfalls, 9th Mile, 6th Mile, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Toda Hamlet / School Mund, Pine Tree Forest, Wenlock Downs.
          2. Day 2: Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Sim’s Park, Coonoor Tea Estate, Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s Nose.
          3. Day 3: Wax World OotyOoty Lake, Ooty Rose Garden, Stone House.

          Is there snowfall in Ooty?

          No, it doesn’t snow in OotyOoty doesn’t face any type of snowfall at any time of the year. However, people often confuse the thick frost seen sometimes during the early morning as that of a snowfall. The Ooty hill station is not new to low temperature, but things have not been this cold in the past decade.

          Is Ooty good for honeymoon?

          Ooty is a beautiful hill town, which not only has scenic environs but an old-world charm. … The old architecture, pleasant weather, and alluring nature, together make Ooty an awesome destination for a honeymoon. There are a lot of places to visit in Ooty and the pleasant weather makes the experience enjoyable.Jan 24, 2020

          Can unmarried couples stay in Ooty?

          Some of the top hotels in this category in Ooty include OYO 37233 White Residency, OYO 14434 Hotel RJ Inn, OYO 13231 Hotel Sapphire Garden, OYO Home 31116 Hill View Cool Spot Cottage, OYO 11709 A Ooty Honey Nuts, etc. … These hotels allow unmarried couples without asking any prying questions.

          How far is Ooty from Bangalore?

          Bangalore to Ooty distance is 277 Km via NH 275.

          Which airport is near to Ooty?

          Ooty does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport. The airport is well-connected to several cities across India such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Delh… Currently, there are international flights to Jeddah and Singapore via Air Arabia and Silkair.

          What can I buy in Ooty?

          5 things you should buy before leaving Ooty

          • City Special. SHOPPING, COONOOR. Acres Wild. …
          • Food. SHOPPING IN OOTY. The Green Shop. …
          • Food. SHOPPING IN OOTY. Handmade chocolates. …
          • Souvenirs. SHOPPING IN OOTY. Aromatic Oils. …
          • City Special. SHOPPING IN OOTY. Tea.

          What is the cost of Ooty trip?

          Popular Ooty Packages

          Ooty PackagesPrice (Per person on twin sharing)
          Short Trip to Ooty – Weekend Getaway (Ex – Bangalore)Rs 10,999
          Short Trip to Mysore and Ooty – Weekend Getaway (Ex – Bangalore)Rs 13,999
          Mysore & Ooty Self Drive – Ex BangaloreRs 10,999
          Ooty and Kodaikanal Self Drive – Ex BangaloreRs 14,999

          What can we do in Ooty at night?

          Ooty Nightlife: Shopping in Ooty at night

          • Shops at the Ooty Main Bazaar.
          • Tibetan Market (source)
          • Enjoy Trekking & Camping Glenmorgan.
          • Bar @ Taj Savoy Hotel (source)
          • The Valley Bar, Ooty (source)
          • Canterbury Bar, Ooty (source)
          • Selbournes Bar, Ooty (source)
          • Alto Espirito Bar (source)

          Is there Uber in Ooty?

          No Ola and Uber are not available in Ooty. But you can find taxis everywhere and they charge around 1800 INR both Hatchback or sedan to 2500 INR for 7 seaters or offroad per day that is 12 hours. you can also rent your favourite vehicle from zoom cars and drive on your own.

          Which is the coldest month in Ooty?

          April is the hottest month in Ooty with an average temperature of 17.05°C (63°F) and the coldest is January at 12.55°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in April. The wettest month is July with an average of 259.4mm of rain. .

          What is better Coorg or Ooty?

          While Coorg is famous for its scenic coffee plantations, Ooty is popular for its picturesque tea estates. While Coorg has more tourist attractions, Ooty makes up for that with some awesome weather and endless natural beauty!Mar 9, 2019

          Is Ooty open for tourists now?

          While the parks and recreational spaces run by the Horticulture Department, such as the Government Botanical Garden, Sims Park, Rose Garden and Kattery Park, have been opened since last month, other tourist spots, such as the Ooty Lake and Boat House, Pykara Lake, Ninth Mile, Doddabetta Peak and Kodanad View Point have …Dec 6, 2020

          Is Ooty worth visiting?

          Yes, it is worth checking out, and the area is certainly worth a visit, but Ooty itself…. cold, wet and miserable, except for a few weeks of the year.Nov 3, 2009

          How can I plan Ooty trip?

          5 Day Ooty Tour Plan

          1. Start From Hotel.
          2. Doddabetta Peak. Visitors typically stay for 45 minutes. …
          3. Tea Factory view point. Visitors typically stay for 30 minutes. …
          4. Eagles Dare (Adventure sports) Visitors typically stay for 55 minutes. …
          5. Tea Break.
          6. Botanical Garden. …
          7. Rose Garden. …
          8. Lunch Break.

          Which city is near to Ooty?

          Approximately 88 kilometres away, Coimbatore is the nearest domestic airport from Ooty which is well-connected with most of the Indian cities. You can also take a flight from Bangalore (which is 295 kilometres from Ooty) as Bangalore airport is connected with most of the cities across the globe.

          How far is Ooty from Delhi?

          2418 KmsDistance Between Delhi to Ooty

          Distance between Delhi to Ooty by Road is2418 Kms
          Distance between Delhi to Ooty by Flight is1914 Kms
          Travel Time from Delhi to Ooty by Road is37:10 hrs
          Nearest Airport in DelhiIndira Gandhi (28.61, 77.21)
          Nearest Airport in OotyCoimbatore International Airport (11.41, 76.69)

          Why Ooty is called Blue Mountain?

          Ooty is in the Nilgiri hills, meaning the “blue mountains“, so named due to the Kurunji flower which blooms every twelve years giving the slopes a bluish tinge.

          Avalanche Lake

          Located 28 km away from Ooty, Avalanche lake is a must visit when on Ooty Tour. This lake, beautifully lying amid the lush greenery of mountains and landscapes mesmerises every visitor. It was created due to a massive landslide somewhere around 1800s hence the name.


          Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. nIt is an artificial lake that was built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing


          Located near the Emerald Village in the Nilgiri District, Emerald Lake lies in a place called as SIlent Valley. It is situated around 25 km away from Ooty. A beautiful lake offering an ideal place for picnic where you can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one. Tea plantation surrounding add on to the overall beauty of the lake. The view of sunrise and sunset from here is breathtaking and not to be missed.

          Ooty Botanical Gardens

          Maintained by the Horticultural Department of Tamil Nadu, the Botanical Gardens of Ooty is undeniably one of the most popular places to see in Ooty. Spread over 55 acres of land, this garden is divided into five different sections such as Fern House, Lower Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, and Nurseries. The flower show conducted here as a part of the Ooty Summer festival is a major attraction. Another popular attraction of the Botanical Garden is the Fossil Tree Trunk that is said to be around 20 million years old.

          Deer Park

          Located at a distance of 2 km from Ooty Lake, Deer Park is easily accessible by road. With its rich fauna along with varieties of deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, Deer park makes up for an interesting visit, especially for wildlife enthusiasts. Equally rich is the variety of flora in this park. Spread across an area of 22 acres, this park was established in the year of 1986. It is one of the known wildlife sanctuaries of not only Tamil Nadu but of India presenting amazing opportunity to observe the wildlife and various animals from closer.


          Located at an altitude of 2623 meters, Doddabetta Peak is the highest peak in the Nilgiris. At the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, it is around 10 km away from Ooty. Covered by dense sholas, this peak is trekkers favourite point. The view fro the top of the peak is absolutely mesmerising, there is a telescope house at the peak with two telescopes presenting captivating view of the valley around. Rich flora and fauna here add on to the overall charm of Doddabetta Peak.

          Kalhatty Waterfalls

          About 13 km away from Ooty, on the Ooty-Mysore Road, Kalhatty Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that you will see on an Ooty Tour. This waterfall can be reached via a trek of 2 mile from Kalahatti village. It is believed that great Hindu saint Agastya has once lived here. With its rich avian fauna, it is often visited by bird watchers as well. Its scenic beauty is sure to leave you spellbound.


          A popular place for picnics and film shooting, this dam is situated around 10 km from Ooty bus stand. Also known with the name of Sandynallah Reservoir, this dam offer peaceful environment with beautiful surrounding where tourists can spend some time at ease. Along with being a popular picnic spot, it is also visited by tourists for bird watching as well as for fishing. It is a popular site for researchers who come to study environment.


          Connecting Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, on the Ooty Mysore route, Mudumalai National Park is another place to visit by Nature lovers when on their tour to Ooty. This national park boasts of many wild animals and rich avian fauna along with equally rich flora. It has also been declared as a tiger reserve as it is home to approximately 50 tigers. If interested one can also find accommodation as many guest houses are offered by the Forest Department at different location of the park.


          A part of Nilgiri Bio reserve, Mukurthi National Park promises a memorable time to everyone amid its enthralling scenic beauty and rich nature. Spread across 80, this national park has various streams and rivers flowing through it, which in turn add to the overall attraction of this place. Many animals and birds can be spotted around these sources of water. There are also a few watch towers located inside the national park. It is a popular site for trekking as well.


          Located about 8 km from Gudalur, Needle Rock view-point presents a mesmerizing 360 view of the surrounding valley and areas. Gudalur is around 51 km from Ooty. Also known as Soochimalai, it is also a popular spot for trekking. This view point got its name as its shape resembles a needle. The view of clouds meeting hills, crossing you as you stand watching them is sure to take your breath away.

          Rose Garden

          Rose Garden is another popular place to visit in Ooty. Maintained by Government of Tamil Nadu, this garden is spread across 4 hectares of land and proudly presents more than 20 thousand variety of roses. A well maintained garden, it also boasts of winning Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The unparalleled beauty of roses promises a visual treat and an ideal backdrop for photography.


          A part of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Toy Train is a an integral part of every Ooty Tour. It runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The ride in this historical toy Train is unmatched to any other train ride; passing through lush green landscapes and breathtaking nilgiri mountains, this train runs on a track of 46 km. There are first class and second class coaches to choose from.

          Tribal Research Center

          Situated around 10 km away from Ooty, Tribal Research Center presents a glimpse into the life of indigenous people. Along with researching the lives of tribal tribes of South India, it also houses a well-stocked library. It also a museum displaying artifacts. Easily accessible by road, this place is an ideal place to understand the lives of local people.

          Parsons Valley Reservoir Ooty

          As the name suggests Parson valley reservoir is located in Parson valley, which is spread over an area of 200 hectares at an altitude of 2,196 meters above sea level. Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, it can be reached via road. This hydel reservoir can be entered after getting permission from the forest department. It is the primary source of water in the Nilgiri District. The view of the valley around the reservoir is worth traveling for.


          Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, this waterfall is around 20 km away from Ooty. Developed as a picnic spot, this place is ideal to come and relax while admiring the scenic beauty of the waterfall and greenery around. There is a boathouse and a restaurant can be found also near the waterfall, where you can enjoy snacks while the beauty of pristine streams of water mesmerises you. The surrounding area is also popular for Toda settlements.

          St Stephens Church

          Dating back to the 19th century, St. Stephan Church is a place to visit in Ooty for its architectural beauty and religious importance. Although comparatively simpler, this church has beautiful interiors. The painted glass windows along with the painting of Last Supper are especially captivating. It is said that the timber used in the construction of this church was brought from Srinangapatna as well as from the Tipu Sultan Palace.

          Ooty Stone House

          The first bungalow which was built in Ooty is the Stone House. It was constructed by John Sullivan in 1822. Used to be called as Kal Bungalow by the locals, it was built on the land which was brought from the Toda people. Its an ancient architecture is worth seeing. Many tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of this bungalow.

          Toda Huts Ooty

          One of the most attractive and unique sightseeing places in Ooty is the Toda Huts. These are the residing place for the Toda people, one of the indigenous tribes of Ooty. The huts are made in the shape of a semi-barrel. These huts don’t have any windows and very low doors where one has to stoop and enter. While once you are inside the hut there is space to stand as well. This close-knit community of Toda people mostly depend on cattle herding and farming for a living.

          Wax World Ooty

          Located at a distance of 2 km from the center of the town, Wax World is definitely a place to see in Ooty. Many real-like statues of great Indian personalities have been displayed here. Some of the statues at this museum are of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mother Teresa, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, late Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and many more. Replica of local people and their living styles has been displayed here.

          Over 80 acres of lush green landscapes also housing Hindustan Photo Films Company presents a vast spread of greenery and a calm environment. A walk here, amid the soothing touch of nature and its calm surroundings with nothing but the sound of birds and leaves rustling as the wind passes by, is something that will make your Ooty tour complete. The sight of sheets grazing and the long stretch of eucalyptus trees is sure to mesmerize you.

          Rating: 5 out of 5.

          Top 17 South Indian breakfast

          Introduction Top 17 South Indian Breakfast

          Here is the list of South Indian breakfast recipes / Top 15 Tamilnadu tiffin recipe gos that are commonly prepared in every household. Not only in houses but also in the breakfast menus of hotels/restaurants of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka.

          In this collection, some of them are authentic ones for which you need pre-preparation and some of them are instant and easy to make tiffin recipes. Soon I will try to compile a list of Instant South Indian breakfast recipes and make a separate post for that too.

          Is South Indian breakfast healthy?

          Most of the South Indian breakfast recipes are healthy. Some recipes require some preparation like soaking rice and lentils for idli or dosa. Recipes like idli, dosa, upma, appam can also be packed in tiffin box for kids.

          What is a good Indian breakfast?

          Popular Indian Breakfast Recipes

          • Easy • 30 mins. Breakfast Recipes. Upma Recipe | Rava Upma.
          • Moderate • 9 hrs 25 mins. Idli, Dosai & Uttapam. Idli Recipe | How to Make Idli batter.
          • Moderate • 9 hrs 30 mins. Idli, Dosai & Uttapam. Plain Dosa Recipe and Dosa Batter (Sada Dosa)
          • Moderate • 50 mins. Paratha Recipes.

          What is special about South Indian food?

          The cuisines of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are the spiciest in all of India. Generous use of chili and tamarind make the dishes tangy and hot. The majority of dishes are vegetable- or lentil-based. The hot and spicy dishes are a speciality of the region.

          Why South Indian food is healthy?

          Talking about the benefits of South Indian food, These food items are mainly fermented which are healthy for gut microbiota. They are rich in probiotics; especially idli, dosa, uttapam, etc.

          Fermentation improves digestibility, enhances B vitamins, and boosts the immune system.

          Which is the famous food of South India?

          Some well known and loved foods include South Indian chicken curry, Kulambu (South Indian fish curry), IdlisDosasVadas, ​Sambaar, Uttapams, Rasam, and Payasam.

          Which is the main food of South India?

          RiceThe South Indian cuisine is famous for the use of lentils and spices, green chillies, fresh coconut and dominated by native vegetables and fruits. Rice is the staple food in South India so, most of the delicacies are prepared to be eaten with rice.

          Why do South Indians eat spicy?

          Spice it up! It has been scientifically proven that spices prevent our food from spoilage and thus, north Indian foods tend to be so spicy. Bacteria and foodborne pathogens cannot survive in a hot environment, which is provided by spices. Countries with a hotter climate have comparatively spicy cuisine.

          Is Dosa a junk food?

          Dosa is high in carbohydrates and contains no added sugars or saturated fats. As its key ingredients are rice and black gram, it is also a good source of protein. One home made plain dosa without oil contains about 112 calories, of which 84% is carbohydrate and 16% protein.

          How do you eat south Indian food?

          South Indians temper the raita with mustard and red chillies, while in the North it is served with a sprinkling of spice powders. Serve doodhi pachadi fresh, before it becomes watery, with a full-fledged South Indian meal, or as a simple Accompaniments to Parathas or mixed rice dishes like Coconut Rice or Tomato Rice.

          1. Idli

          2. Medhu Vada

          3. Rava Kichadi

          4. Rava Idli

          5. Rava Dosa

          6. Onion Uttapam

          7. Parotta

          8. Ven Pongal

          9. Adai

          10. Appam

          11. Idiyappam

          12. Poori

          13. Dosa

          14. Puttu

          15. Masala Dosa

          16. Taste Uthappam

          17. Reva Kesari

          Rating: 5 out of 5.


          Most of the South Indian breakfast recipes are healthy. Some recipes require some preparation like soaking rice and lentils for idli or dosa. Recipes like idli, dosa, upma, appam can also be packed in tiffin box for kids.


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          15 best Places To See Around Near Bengaluru


          First of all, I would like to thanks all my beautiful readers who like my blog and continue reading and share their comments and likes on social media.

          Today I would like to share with all my readers about 15 plus places to see around near Bengaluru (also called Bengaluru) is the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state.

          The center of India’s high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. You can plan so many trips around Bengaluru.

          Bengaluru is a destination that is surrounded by some of the most magnificent places. From architectural marvels to marvelous places of worship, there is something for everyone

          Places to see in a day around Bengaluru

          1. Kotilingeshwara

          Famous for: Religious site
          Distance from Bengaluru: 97 km
          Travel Time: 2 hours 25 min

          Kotilingeshwara is not only an important religious site near Bengaluru but also a one-of-its-kind temple too. You will be amazed and mesmerized to find lakhs of lingas in the temple. The temple also boasts of a 108-ft Shiva Linga making it one of the largest in the world and 35 feet tall Nandi. People often take a day trip to visit the temple and pay reverence to God. It is located in the village of Kammasandra between Bangarapet and Bethamangala. If you are visiting places near Bengaluru, make sure this one is on your list.

          2. Kanakapura

          Famous for: Lush greens, serenity, and water sports
          Distance from Bengaluru: 64 KM
          Travel Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

          One of the entertainment places in Bengaluru is Kanakapura that is all about lush greens and rugged terrains. Giving travelers a chance to get closer to mother nature, Kanakapura is famed for being the largest producer of silk and granite. This town sits on the shore of the Arkavati river and is dotted with impeccable forest-surrounded gushing waterfalls. Apart from the natural wonders, there are many temples, and historical sites on this land to explore as well.

          3. Ramnagar Wine Yard

          Famous for: Wine tour
          Distance from Bengaluru: 8 KM
          Travel Time: 20 minutes

          Another one of the happening places in Bengaluru, Ramnagar Wine Yard is that one land that reeks of sweet fragrances from the vineyards. The experience in this vineyard is categorized into three activities including getting an insight into the history of wine, strolling around the vineyard and witnessing the production process, and finally the bottling. The best part about this tour is definitely tasting the finest wines that come from both France and India at the end of this tour.

          4. Jakkur

          Famous for: Microlight Flying
          Distance from Bengaluru: 17 KM
          Travel Time: 35 minutes

          For thrill lovers seeking some fun activities in Bengaluru, Jakkur is a spot that gives one a chance to satiate their adrenaline rush. Microlight Flying is what is hidden in the lap of this jewel of a destination near Bengaluru. Imagine witnessing the city of Bengaluru at a glance. Travelers can fly at the height of 40K ft above the ground and breathe in the fresh air that is present up high in the sky.

          5. HAL Aerospace Museum

          Famous for: Aerospace and aviation
          Distance from Bengaluru: 12 KM
          Travel Time: 30 minutes

          If you are one of those aviation buffs, visiting HAL Aerospace Museum is surely going to be one of the perfect and fun things to do in Bengaluru. This Aerospace Museum was established in the year 2001 and gives one a chance to soak in the technical, historical, and scientific knowledge about aerospace and aviation. This Museum imparts information about various aspects related to aerospace including traffic control, simulators, sustainable development practices, and more.

          6. Mysore

          Famous for: Palaces, Gardens, Temples, and Galleries
          Distance from Bengaluru: 143 Km
          Travel Time: 2 Hours 50 minutes

          Known as the city of palaces, this place has a rich cultural heritage. Some of the must-visit places are Mysore Palace, Brindavan gardens, Jagamohan palace, and St. Philomena’s Church. You should also try the traditional sweet of Mysore known as ‘Mysore Pak’. Mysore palace is among some ideal tourist places near Bengaluru.

          7. Hogenakkal Falls

          Famous for: Waterfalls
          Distance from Bengaluru: 181 km
          Travel Time: 3 Hours

          Hogenakkal falls has to be on your list of places to see in a day around Bengaluru. Hogenakkal is a small village in Tamil Nadu where the river Cauvery splits into multiple streams creating beautiful waterfalls. This place is sometimes called ‘Niagara of the East’. You can enjoy the coracle ride from one end of the boat to another, and also visit the nearby Melagiri hills. Many famous movies like ‘Roja’ and ‘Raavan’ have been shot here.

          8. Kabini

          Famous for: Elephant safari and trekking
          Distance from Bengaluru: 154 km
          Travel Time: 3 Hours 5 minutes

          This area is abundant in wildlife and has a rich variety of flora and fauna. Once a private hunting area for the British, this place attracts tourists from all over the country. You can go for a jungle safari or an elephant safari. You can also go boating and visit the Kabini dam nearby. Travelers while exploring the place can visit for bird watching which is considered to be the best thing to do in Kabini.

          9. Yelagiri Hills

          Famous for: Hills and greenery
          Distance from Bengaluru: 158 Km
          Travel Time: 3 Hours 5 minutes

          Yelagiri is a small hill station in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. This place is quiet, beautiful, and ideal for relaxed weekends. You can do hiking, trekking, and visit the telescope house, Punganoor lake, and Nilavoor lake. Yelagiri Hills is among the best one day trip from Bengaluru, where you can relax and unwind away from the bustling city.

          10. Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary

          Famous for: Wildlife
          Distance from Bengaluru: 87 km
          Travel Time: 2 hours 12 min

          If you are an avid bird watcher, then you should definitely head to Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary. One of the most famous tourist attractions near Bengaluru, this is where you will find a wide variety of exotic and migratory birds. Kokkare means stork and Bellur means village of jaggery. So, the other thing you will see here in plenty is the sugarcane fields. Spot pelicans, painted storks, and cranes in this village.

          11. Bannerghatta National Park

          Famous for: Wildlife, nature
          Distance from Bengaluru: 36 km
          Travel Time: 1 hour

          One of the most popular tourist places near Bengaluru, Bannerghata National Park is a biological reserve with pet corner, zoo, butterfly enclosure, animal rescue centre, safari park and snake house. In addition to that Bannerghatta captivates with its ancient temples, and is a popular destination preferred for hiking and trekking in the list of best places to see near Bengaluru.

          12. Chunchi

          Famous for: Waterfall
          Distance from Bengaluru: 90 km
          Travel Time: 2.5 hours

          For the travelers wanting an escape closer to nature, Chunchi is the answer! Chunchi Falls is a 100 feet waterfall with multiple tiers, falling to form a swimming pool beneath it. One of the most beautiful places to visit near Bengaluru within 100 km, this is a perfect place to unwind and connect with the essence of nature. Enjoy swimming amidst the beautiful scenery and natural rock formations. There is even a deep gorge on the way to the falls that you may check out.

          13. Channapatna

          Famous for: Toys, temples
          Distance from Bengaluru: 67 km
          Travel Time: 1.5 hours

          If you’re wondering about the best places to see around Bengaluru in a day with kids, Channapatna has to be in your consideration. The town is famed for its colorful wooden toys, and thus it is also known as the Toy Land of Karnataka. Other than that, the town is home to the oldest temple of Varadaraja which depicts the brilliance of Vijayanagara empire. There indeed are several monuments which you and your kids would love to tour.

          14. Nandi Hills

          Famous for: Hills, Trekking, Sunrise
          Distance from Bengaluru: 62 km
          Travel Time: 1 Hours 18 minutes

          Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is one of the most popular one-day trips near  Bengaluru. This ancient hill fortress is famous for trekking. This place derives its name from the stunning statue of Nandi (the bull) at the doorstep of Yoganandeeshwara Temple. You can view the beautiful sunrise from the hilltop and also visit other places like Muddenahalli and Amrita Sarovar.

          15. Guhantara Underground Cave Resort

          Famous for: Arts and other outdoor activities
          Distance from Bengaluru: 38 KM
          Travel Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

          Slowly emerging as one of the happening places in Bengaluru, Guhantara Underground Cave Resort is nothing less than paradise on earth. This resort gives travelers a chance to enjoy a stay that offers the utmost comfort and luxury. From spacious rooms that offer impeccable views to numerous outdoor games such as horse riding, cave discotheque, and more, there’s plenty to experience.

          Rating: 5 out of 5.