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An Insider’s Guide To Unlock The Divine Secrets Of Wat Arun Temple In Thailand

Wat Arun Temple is one of the most stunning and beautiful temples in Thailand, located on Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River in the Yai District. This Buddhist temple derives its name after the Hindu God Aruna, who was often seen as the embodiment of the reddish glow in the rising sun. Every morning the light bounces off the temple – which makes the temple glow. This is why it’s called the “Temple of Dawn”.

Gorgeous temple

This Buddhist Temple existed since the 17th century and was renamed and renovated numerous times. It was originally envisioned by King Taksin in 1768 when he was walking past it at dawn. He later renovated as well as renamed it as the Wat Cheng — which used to be where the Emerald Buddha originally was before it was moved to the royal palace. The most iconic aspect of the temple which is its prangs was only constructed during the period of influence of Rama II.

Tall religious temple

One of the best times to view the Wat Arun temple is from the east side of the river at sunset or sunrise when the light reflects off its central spire which is covered with colorful porcelain and topped with a seven-pronged trident which is also known as the “Trident Of Shiva” and along the base of the trident are figures of ancient Chinese soldiers along with animals.

Temple lit up at night

Even though it is highly recommended to visit Wat Arun ‘the Temple of Dawn’ when the sun is setting and the temple is lit up at night, you can catch a great of the view from the opposite side of the bank. If you want less crowd, then visiting the temple at dawn is ideal. Wat Temple hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and is open daily.

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gorgeous temple at night

The temple is on the western bank of the River Chao Phraya, directly opposite of Wat Pho and can be accessed either by Amarin Road or by boat from Than Tien Pier, which is near Wat Pho. This pier is located at the southwest corner of the Grand Place and from here you can find boats that take off frequently. You can get to this pier from other piers or take a taxi or bus.

There are many places you can stay that is relatively close to the Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok. Below we’ve listed a few hotels you can stay at. Take a look:

1. Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok

Place at Bangkok

This is one of the best places to stay in Thailand which is close to the Wat Arun Temple, The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. It is a clean and modern hotel which also provides an excellent view of the Wat Arun Temple and War Pho. It has its own bar and restaurant along with a rooftop restaurant and bar. The price is a bit high but reasonable for the quality.

2. Royal Rattanakosin Hotel

Royal Hotel

This hotel is just 1.8km away from the Temple of Dawn and is an ideal hotel for people travelling under a budget, the hotel is also close to the Main Street Hefang road and is convenient located. Though the rooms might be a bit smaller, the place is clean and the service is good. Make sure to reserve a room before embarking on your Thailand trip.

It is recommended to take at least an hour to tour the Wat Arun Temple. Here’s a couple of things to do near Wat Arun Temple that you’ll enjoy:

1. Central Prang: Enjoy a bird’s eye view

Enjoy a bird's eye view

You can climb the Central Prang if you want to, though it is a bit steep. Once at the top you can see the Chao Phraya River, the Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, which is on the other side of the temple. Make sure to carry your binoculars, or you can buy one at the entrance of Wat Arun Temple. Take a lot of pictures of the scenic views.

2. Buddha Murals: Seek prayers

Buddha's photo

You can enter the ordination halls to view the Buddha image and the murals. Since this temple is for Buddha worship there is a Wat Arun temple dress code that you will have to follow. You can pick up cover ups at the entrance if you are not dressed accordingly. Get a complete tour of the Buddha Murals to understand the history of the place.

Wat Arun Temple is an amazing and beautiful place which you can visit if you want to learn about Thailand’s history and see the beautiful architecture. This is a family-friendly visit and it is recommended to visit the temple at least once on your trip to Thailand. We bet that you’ll have the time of your life.

 

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Once Upon A Beach: Vijay’s Romantic Trip To Andaman

A sparkling stretch of clean blue sea as far as the eye can go. A sight to behold, isn’t it? Andaman is a paradise for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. Tropical greenery, the beautiful coral reef, the exquisite marine life, and the innumerable beaches. Vijay and his wife were looking for a tranquil getaway and Andaman seemed like the perfect choice! Read on to find out how they made the most of their holiday with TravelTriangle!

My wife and I had been planning on taking a little break from hectic schedules to enjoy some quality time together. What better way to relax than enjoy the cool ocean breeze with a refreshing drink in your hand? We went for Andaman not only for its scenic beauty but also because there’s a lot your enjoy. Beach activities like snorkeling or sea walking was just the kind of fun we were looking for.

The shimmering blue waters, smooth silky sands, lovely cottages, and exciting water sports had us looking for Andaman tour packages already. Here’s when we came across TravelTriangle. Now that my trip is over and I’m back home, I have to say they really did exceed my expectations. More on that later, but here are a few details of my trip before we get into the story!

Trip Type: Romantic Trip
Cost: INR 54500
No. Of People: 2
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Airport Transfer, Ferry Transfer, AC Cab, Water Sports
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Airfare, Personal Expenses

1. A patriotic evening at the Cellular Jail

at kolkata airpot

Look it up anywhere and this is one of the must-have experiences when you’re in Andaman. I can’t describe it in words, but if you’re an Indian you’re going to be moved by the portrayal. It’s a beautiful depiction of the era of struggle that will give you goosebumps. Actors like Om puri have voiced the show which further adds to its beauty.

2. Beach life is the best life!

enjoying the cool breeze at carbine's cove beach

at Carbine's Cove Beach

at Radhanagar Beach

lovely moments at Radhanagar beach

We spent our first day in Andaman at the Carbine’s Cove Beach where we enjoyed the mesmerizing views and the cool water. On our trip we also happened to catch the sunset at Radhanagar Beach which I’ve got to say is an experience of its own. They don’t call it the 7th best beach in the world for nothing. You just can’t skip out on this one when in Andaman.

3. Jump, Dive, Explore!

at Havelock Island

went for snorkelling

at Kalapathar Beach

island is quite peaceful

Of all the things to do in Andaman, the water sports are the most exciting part! Taking a dive into the ocean and exploring the exotic marine life is a serene experience. The Elephanta beach in Havelock Island has some wonderful beach activities. We went for snorkelling and it was a thrilling experience. Both my wife and I had a blast! We also happened to enjoy a jet ski ride which was just as fun.

4. The beauty of Neil Island

had a wonderful time together

exploring the beach

natural bridge made at the beach

neil island

If you are one for marine life, this is the place to be! Colorful fishes, beautiful coral reefs, sea cucumbers, star fish and so much more that you can spot. We got some really great photos here, right next to one of the major attractions on the island which was the natural bridge and rock formation. The island is quite peaceful compared to the other ones and simply a great place to relax and enjoy some time with your special one.

5. Get set to trek!

great place to relax

explored the major attractions of the place

bidding goodbye to the city

While we covered most of what Andaman had to offer, my wife and I also decided to take the trek to Chidiya Tapu. It was quite a walk (3 km) but once you’re at the top, it all seems worth it. A good life lesson, if you will? On our way up, the weather was pleasant and we surrounded by beautiful trees and birds chirping all around. Once we reached the top, we head to the sunset point, which my-oh-my was a beautiful sight and a great way to end our little holiday on this beautiful island nation.

Here is what our customized Andaman itinerary looked like

Day 1: Arrival and visit to the Carbyn’s Cove Beach and Cellular Jail
Day 2: Transfer to Havelock Island and a visit to the Elephanta Beach and Kalapathar Beach
Day 3: Leisure Day at Radhanagar Beach
Day 4: Transfer to Neil Island and a visit to Sitapur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach
Day 5: Trek to Chidiya Tapu
Day 6: Departure

A few travel tips that you can take from us

  • Hire a guide if you want to enjoy a more memorable sightseeing experience and learn more about the island and its history.
  • Don’t take the corals or seashells from the beaches it is forbidden. Instead, you can get them at the nearby shops.
  • Don’t carry plastic bags with you as they are banned.

Our experience with TravelTriangle

Everything was perfect. The communication and response to my queries were prompt and all the booking were managed efficiently. The places, resorts, guides, tours were top notch. It was amazing and exceeded my expectations. Travel Triangle and its agents made our tour the memorable and relaxing, and we couldn’t have asked for more.

 

Andaman is a beautiful blend of scenic beauty, vibrant markets, and tropical greenery. The island nation has a lot on its platter and we are sure you’re going to love every second that you spend here. If you too want to enjoy a peaceful yet exciting getaway, head over to TravelTriangle and customize your own Andaman package.

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7 Amazing Travel Hacks For Visiting Paris On A Budget Vacation In 2019

You do not want to spend too many days in Paris, it is too much money. Or so we have heard. The best part about Paris is that it is so rich in its architecture and heritage that you need not shell out many bucks for a gala time in the City of Lights. So, is it time to traverse the land of fashion, happening vibes and delicious cuisine with your friends and family?
We assure you, following these 7 amazing tips will get you on a hassle free holiday to Paris on a budget.

If you wish to have a smooth holiday in Paris with your loved ones, this guide about the best travel tips will surely help you on your way. Scroll down to know what all you should keep in mind!

  • Food
  • Stay
  • Getting There
  • Getting Around
  • Explore
  • Shop
  • Entertainment

1. Food

Budget tips on where to eat in Paris

France’s gourmet delights and quaint interiors of the restaurants attract a lot of tourists. But there are ways to get a glimpse of Paris’s world-famous food culture while still keeping your pockets heavy.

Tips:

  • Skip the restaurants or bistros, especially for breakfast. Savor the golden croissants and chocolate-filled pastries with a cup of coffee at the local boulangerie (bakery).
  • Opt for the Parisian food carts with meals priced as low as €5.
  • ‘Take-away’ options are cheaper than ‘have-it-here’.
  • Latin Quarter offers many fixed 3-course menus for the tourists that are much cheaper than standard 3-course meals.
  • Brunch and dinners are much expensive than lunch menus. Often, the same meal you had at lunch is offered at twice the price for dinner.
  • Bars and restaurants in Butte aux Cailles offer dishes from €7-€10 and glasses of wine for €4.
  • You can purchase cheap and fresh groceries at outdoor food markets, and cheaply priced boxed wines from local supermarkets. Pack a picnic and have it anywhere you find perfect for the meal.

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2. Stay

Options to stay in Paris on a budget

To enjoy the best stay in Paris, you need to ensure that it doesn’t hurt your pocket. Yes! Cheap lodging is possible. Take refuge in the house of locals with couchsurfing, swap houses, share a room with other tourists in a hostel, or live in Halle Pajol – a former warehouse – that offers dorms as well as private rooms.

3. Getting There

Tips for reaching Paris on budget

The biggest cost, however, is usually the cost involved in getting there. But fret not, for these tips will help save on the cost of airline tickets.

Tips:

  • Tickets are cheaper during November – March and costliest during August.
  • Mid-week flights are much cheaper than weekend flights. So book a flight on and for Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Booking tickets 3 – 4 months in advance can reduce the flight cost by up to 50%.

4. Getting Around

Travelling around in Paris

To enjoy the numerous picturesque sights and boutique monuments, you will have to travel a fair bit. Needless to say, all this travel is going to add on to your trip cost. But hey! We have just the right hacks to ensure that the same doesn’t burden your pockets while you’re on your holiday in Paris on a budget.

Tips:

  • Exploring the city on foot, especially at night is obviously a budget choice. Paris offers 5 daily DiscoverWalks walking tours: Paris Landmarks, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Latin Quarter, and Marais.
  • But it is indeed the Paris Rando Velo’s free bicycle tours every Friday evening and every third Sunday morning that is most famous amongst the tourists.
  • A €10 boat ride on Bateaux Mouche gives a different perspective of the city landmarks and great pics too.
  • Rent out Velib bikes with €1.7 daily and/or €8 weekly passes. To avoid additional charges, use the bike for 25 minutes at a stretch, put it back at a Velib station, and take it again after 5 minutes for further journey.
  • Though Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus sightseeing is available, but it is cheaper to take the backseat of a regular bus and take pictures.
  • A one-day €7 Mobilis travel card offers unlimited metro rides in Central Paris that is the tourist hub of the city.

5. Explore

The many places to visit in Paris on a budget

And of course, one visits Paris for its many grand museums and monuments, beautiful architecture, and the lush gardens. With the following city hacks, you can be sure to explore the city while saving a lot of bucks.

Tips:

  • On first Sunday of every month, one can visit the permanent collections in national museums, such as the Musée de Cluny and Musée Carnavalet, for free.
  • The most famous Louvre can be visited for free during November – March or you can simply peep in through the glass windows on any night for a free view.
  • For EU citizens aged 18 – 25, entry to these museums is free on all days. Students, up to 18 years of age, from across the globe can visit the museums for free on any day. Others can buy a cheap Paris museum pass that covers entry fee to most of the museums.
  • Famous gardens, such as the Garden of the Tuileries, the Luxembourg garden, the Place des Vosges, and Belleville Garden, can be visited free of cost.
  • Visit to Versailles Garden is free. A nominal fee is charged if you wish to visit the castle.
  • The Sacré-Coeur church is another famous monument that charges no fee for visits.
  • Avoid the queue and excess charges for going to the top of Eiffel Tower. Instead, have a view of the Eiffel Tower and the city from the top of Arc de Triompie for a meagre fee of €8. An alternate for Arc de Triompie is the Montparnasse Tower.

6. Shop

the many entertainment options for shopping in Paris

Finding souvenirs unique to Paris need not be costly. These killer tips will ensure just that. So, while you’re out and about on your next holiday to this mesmerizing fashion capital, make sure you visit the following places to shop the best products to take back home for your loved ones. Your Paris on a budget travel can be even more happening as you’ll have plenty of stories to tell everyone!

Tips:

  • Visit Marché aux puces de la porte de Montreuil, 59 Rivoli, or Vanves for art, furniture and vintage trinkets.
  • Flea markets on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays are best to purchase cheap books, antiques, and other souvenirs.

7. Entertainment

The many entertainment options to explore in Paris

Oh and why not find time to enjoy some music, dance, nightlife, and other entertainment. And of course, we know the deal. It has to be in budget, right? So here are quick tips on budget entertainment activities to do in Paris.

Tips:

  • Enjoy free dancing on old French music on the Left Bank on Sundays. From little kids to old couples, you will find Parisians of all ages dancing their hearts out on the classic music.
  • From solo violinists to the swing bands, musicians of all hues and genres can be found performing at the Paris Metro Stations.
  • Visit the chic 10 Bar for its jukebox and €3 drinks.
  • Enjoy salsa, swing, tango, and traditional French folk dances at Quai Saint-Bernard for the midnight entertainment.
  • At Place Du Tertre, artists gather with their easels. You can see them paint live some amazing art pieces and get art tips; all this for free.

So is budget still a constraint? We hope not! Get your bags packed and experience Paris like never before with the help of this guide. While you plan your holiday to Paris, apply these cost-cutting hacks, and let us know how effective they were. Make sure you pack a few extra clothes in case you change your mind!

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7 Charming Places To Visit Near Little India On Your Singapore Tour In 2019

Singapore’s Little India is the center of life for the Indian community living in Singapore. You just cannot leave without taking a trip to this buzzing neighborhood that is sure to rekindle your senses with all its desi avenues. From colorful shophouses lining the streets, spiritual chants resonating off from the various mosques and temples around, the smiling faces of Indians walking by, to the delicious and pungent aromas of Indian food wafting through the air, everything about this place will remind you of India! The warm and friendly vibes of this place will make you fall in love with it. But don’t just stop here. There are plenty of places to visit near Little India in Singapore that deserve as much attention as this desi hub itself. Once you’ve explored and embraced this place to the fullest, head out to see the other must-visit sites of this state. Most of the awesome places that you can explore and fun activities that you can indulge in near Little India are located within walking or cycling distance from this place, which also means you can easily cover this bustling neighborhood within a day or two.

Which of these attractions near Little India in Singapore would you like to visit on your holiday? We’d suggest you explore all of them to make your vacation an even more enjoyable and exciting affair. Apart from the below-mentioned attractions, you’ll also come across various religious sites like Hindu and Buddhist temples while roaming around in this neighborhood. Do make sure to stop by and pay your respects while marveling at the brilliant architecture of these sanctums at the same time!

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Another attraction worth exploring in Jurong East is the Singapore Botanic Garden. Located on the Cluny Road, this is one of the oldest gardens in Singapore, and the only tropical garden to be listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It houses endangered as well as common species of trees, shrubs, herbs, and grasslands. This place attracts nature lovers and botanists throughout the year.

Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Opening hours: 5 am onwards

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Gardens by the Bay is a nature park which is located just next to the Marina Reservoir. Spread across 101 hectares of land, this outdoor garden offers a great horticulture experience to the visitors. The garden architecture follows that of the minimalist Japanese Zen gardens. Here in Gardens by the Bay, visitors can experience a relaxing respite away from the hustle of the city life. Though it’s located in a prominent touristy location of Singapore, it’s serene natural vibe and peaceful realms will instill a sense of calm in you, while its unique architecture and eccentric design will not let you leave!

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 5am – 2am

Giant roller wheel view

The Singapore Flyer is essentially the largest observation wheel in the world. built over a 3-storey terminal building, it offers everyone a one-of-a-kind experience of being at the top of the Lion City! The Flyer travels at a speed of 0.21 m per second and offers visitors breathtaking and expansive panoramas of the city till where the eyes can see. The visuals of a day-time and night-time ride differ so much that travelers are never able to decide which experience was better! However, the very best time to ride this enormous Singapore Ferris Wheel is around dusk when the sky is lit and the fading sunlight shows mesmerizing colors before giving way to a star-lit sky. You will be able to see some of the prominent tourist attractions of Singapore like the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay Sands, Empress Place, and the Padang. Underneath, there also are plenty of retail outlets, restaurants, and spa centers to keep you occupied.

Location: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:30am

Temple view

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the famous places to visit near Little India. It is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is very beautifully built. Apart from seeking blessings you can admire the structure of the temple on your trip.

Location: 141 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218042
Opening Hours: 6am – 12pm and 6pm to 9pm

church view

Yet another great place to visit near Little India, Singapore, Church of True Light is an old church that holds significance in the tourism of the place. You can say prayers in church and marvel at its beauty. If you are visiting the city with your family, do visit the church.

Location: 25g Perak Rd, Singapore 208142
Opening Hours: NA

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Tekka Centre

This is a shopping complex near Little India in Singapore. A dining hub of Little India, Tekka Market has a number of shops and a food center which is often frequented by locals and tourists. Housed in a chic colorful warehouse, the ambiance here is quite vibrant. Reaching Tekka Market is easy as it is at a walking distance from the Little India MRT station.

Location: Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 9pm

Serangoon North in Singapore

Running from Little India to Kallang, Serangoon is a major road in Singapore. It has a lot of eating places and if one is looking for places near Little India in Singapore, then they can head here. There are a couple of shops too selling Indian goods here. One striking feature to notice here is the architecture of the terrace shophouses whose construction is as old as the 1840s.

Location: Singapore
Opening Hours: NA

There are several places to visit near Little India in Singapore that you must definitely explore on your tour. Make your escapade to Singapore all the more interesting and invigorating by heading to this delightful part of the Lion City, and you won’t be disappointed! Unsure of how to book your trip? No worries. Simply contact the travel experts at TravelTriangle and let them craft for you and your travel companions a customized vacation within your specified budget limit. Don’t forget to write to us about your thrilling trip experience that can surely inspire and guide other travelers.

 

-Seek blessings at the shrines like the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
-Check out the House of Tan Teng Niah
-Visit the Indian Heritage Centre
-Go shopping at the Little India Arcade
-Dine at the Banana Leaf Apolo

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7 Things Not To Do In Thailand: The Basics Of Traveling In The Land Of Smiles

Much famed as the “land of smiles”, Thailand is indeed one amongst the popular destinations in the world for travelers. People from all over the world come to the country to experience its rich history and culture and enjoy all the pleasures that it has to offer. However, there are a few things to know before traveling to Thailand so that you do not get into trouble when you are supposed to be enjoying a well-deserved vacation.

If you are planning a trip to Thailand, you should know what you can and cannot do in the country. It is a country with traditions that you may not be familiar with. Knowing what you cannot or should not do can save you from an embarrassing situation in a strange country. Here is a look at things not to do in Thailand.

1. Do Not Touch People’s Heads

Don't Touch Head

When it comes to things not to do in Thailand culture, one of the most important things to remember is not to touch people’s heads. in rare cases when the traveler is traveling with a child or is in a very close relationship with the other person, one should never try to touch or even put anything on people’s heads. In Thailand, the head is considered the most holy and cleanest part of the body, so when you touch someone’s head, you will essentially be disrespecting that person.

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2. Do Not Use Your Feet For Anything But Walking

Walking In Thailand

It is considered extremely impolite to point at people, places or things with your toes or the bottom of your feet. You should also never have your feet facing towards temples, images of Buddha or monks. It is especially rude and unacceptable to do so. Kicking or stepping over something or shutting a door with your feet will also definitely get you chastised in Thailand.

3. Do Not Touch The Monks

Do Not Touch Monks

In Thailand, monks are one of the most highly respected people, which is why standing over or being positioned higher than them is strictly forbidden. If you are a woman, remember never to touch a monk. Because they are not allowed to touch women, they often will not even hand them anything directly. In case they want to hand over something, they will place that item on the ground for women to pick it up themselves. Also, the monks are not supposed to to sit next to a woman in local transports either. If you are a woman, coming into contact with monks is one of the things to be careful of in Thailand.

4. Do Not Keep Your Shoes On All The Time

Do Not Wear Shoes Everytime

Keeping your shoes on when you enter homes, temples, and shops is one of the things not to do in Thailand – this rule even applies to some restaurants. This is why you will see people everywhere wearing lightweight sandals. If you see a pile of sandals outside someone’s house, a shop, etc., you should remove yours too before stepping inside.

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5. Do Not Take Photos With Captured Animals

Giraffe New Arrival

Tourists are often offered photo ops with illegally procured wildlife in places like Pattaya, Phuket, Ao Nang, Ko Samui, and sometimes even in Bangkok. Animals like monkeys and gibbons as well as birds and snakes (some of the wildlife are endangered species) are captured from the wild and held captive for the sole purpose of making money for their “owners”. Because wild animals can be extremely dangerous, animals captured for photographs with tourists are often heavily drugged and their teeth and claws are also removed. Help put an end to this cruel practice and refuse to take photos with wildlife, no matter how adorable you think they are.

6. Do Not Get Involved With Illegal Drugs

Drugs is illegal

Like any other popular tourist destination across the globe, Thailand has a seedy side where a lot of illegal activities occur. Due to its vibrant nightlife, illegal things in Thailand are aplenty and if you are out at night at a club or bar, chances are that you will be offered illegal drugs. Needless to say, you should avoid getting involved with such substances at all cost. Getting caught with even a tiny amount of an illegal drug can get you into big trouble, and you do not want that whatsoever.

7. Do Not Overstay Your Visa Period

Thailand Passport

One of the most obvious things to know before visiting Thailand is not overstaying your visa. If you do, you will need to pay a fine of 500 Baht per day. The maximum fine for overstaying is 20,000 Baht, and if you do not pay, you could end up in jail. Plus, Thai immigration will mark and note your passport. Your passport may be marked as “undesirable alien” for repeated violations of overstaying three times. Being marked as an “undesirable alien” would make it more difficult for you to travel internationally and you could also be barred from re-entering Thailand for up to 5 to 10 years. This is obviously one of the most important things not to do in Thailand.

There are many things to keep in mind before traveling to Thailand so that you enjoy every day of your stay there. Once you planning is in place, you can prepare yourself for an unforgettable holiday in Thailand that is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world!

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8 Quaint Homestays In Kerala For A Cozy, Private Holiday

The quaint homestays in Kerala add to its beauty and charm manifold. They make you feel at home even when you are miles away. A day, a week or a month – irrespective of the duration of the trip, warm Kerala homestays ensure a blissful time, pouring love in the form of local, homemade delights.

With all its natural beauty and serenity, Kerala never ceases to mesmerise. Various attempts made by the mortals in this Land of Gods to preserve, nurture and use its natural beauty for the good of its own fellow beings, lend Kerala a unique spot among the bests. A part of these attempts are the homestays in Kerala. Brimming with the rural charm and stunning serenity, they make you crave to be there the moment you discover them – as if the romantic hotels and resorts in Kerala, were not enough!

Hari Vihar Homestay is one of the best homestays in Kerala

The name goes well with this 170 years old beauty among the homestays in Kerala. It is an old heritage home and an Ayurvedic resort, which has been painstakingly restored to its present form. It was originally built as a manor house by the then ruling Kadathanad family and was then bought by a practising doctor, Mr Nair. Dr Nair lived in the house with his family of 40 members and almost 40 years later, the family relocated. After a sad and dilapidated phase of two decades, the grandchildren of the family decided to restore this royal property.

What’s special: Spiritual connect, Ayurvedic courses and spa treatments, and recreational activities
Must do: Join Ayurveda and Yoga courses, attend weekend performances on Indian and South Indian mythologies, and enjoy canoeing
Tariff: INR 11,000 onwards

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The private infinity pool og Vismaya Villa makes it among the best homestays in Kerala

This is about four centuries! 400 years of some 6,000 m square property, preserved with good nursing and care. This ancient retreat among the homestays in Kerala is believed to be a gift by the king of Travancore to one of his Chieftains who helped him. The house has found a mention in the famous Aithihyamala – an ancient Kerala legend. Vismaya Villa has Vembanad as it private lake; two bedrooms, designed and decorated by wood and both with personal bath gardens. Vismay(magical), it is!

What’s special: Three side lake view, private bath gardens, wooden interiors, and a lobby with a library
Must do: Laze around the lake and feel the nature. Actually a stay at Vismaya Villa is a waste if you don’t feed your soul. It has the perfect ambiance for reading, writing, sketching, meditating and soul surfing.
Tariff: INR 8,000 onwards

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Ayisha Manzil is another quaint homestay in Kerala

Now, this one is a manzil in true sense. Originally built in 1862 by an East India Company trader Murdoch Brown, tit’s one of those homestays in Kerala that offers a one stop destination to mingle with the Indian culture, music, food, spice and what not! Ayisha Manzil in Kannur is presently run by the Moosa family and the interiors of the house reflect perfect fusion of the colonial and South Indian decor styles.

What’s special: 300 acres of spice plantation in the vicinity, fish and fruit market in the neighbourhood, and Ayurvedic spa
Must do: Watch the Theyyam – a ritual dance performed at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and go cycling along the beach
Tariff: INR 9,000 onwards

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Rustic charm of the Vembanad House makes it a popular homestay in Kerala

This one seems to be a real family heritage. Owned and established by the grandfather of Mr Balakrishnan Mayithara, Vembanad House Homestay is a rejuvenating retreat. It was set up in the year 2000 by Mr Mayithara and is currently maintained by his wife Mrs. Sandhya Balakrishnan.
The Vembanad House has an 800 m of waterfront with fishing options, an extensive farmland to meet the needs of the residents, and an array of activities to provide for that feel of traveling while staying home. Also, there are rooms for every budget.

What’s special: First and foremost – the hosts themselves, as Mrs. Sandhya is a writer, trained musician and a scholar. Besides, there is home cooked food from organically produced vegetation, hammocks in the garden and village walks to absorb nuances of the local lifestyle.
Must do: Night fishing in the Vembanad lake, canoeing, swimming, and cooking classes for Kerala cuisine
Tariff: INR 7,000 onwards

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The vast green serenity of Akkarakalam Memoirs

150 years of history, 10 acres of land and a brook flowing by the door – Akkarakalam Memoirs homestay is pure bliss. Made of wood and bricks, it was passed onto the 4th generation of the family that has justifiably preserved the heritage. The homestay is an ideal excuse to experience the backwaters from closest quarters. Almost everything about this homestay is historic – porcelain flick-switch, rocking chairs, wooden walls, red oxide floors; all reminiscent of the golden past of the family.

What’s special: Farm full of guava, coconut, cinnamon, mangoes and other tropical trees; homemade food from the organic produce from the farm; river flowing by the door; AC rooms that are not so common in the locality; Ayurveda lessons; and Yoga sessions
Must do: Spear fishing, night fishing, cycling, and canoeing
Tariff: INR 6,000 onwards

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Ashley Bungalow in Peerumedu is another homestay in Kerala with an ancient connection

Ashley Bungalow is an absolute stunner at 4000 ft. Hosted by the oldest of the tea planters – the Baker’s, Ashley Bungalow is all the reason you need to ditch the city noise and pollution. The building architecture is a sublime fusion of colonial and local designs. The peaked roofs of the house overlook the ghats, and have breathtaking views of the valley from their balconies. The house is pretty spacious, with loft domes wood ceiling maintaining the rustic history of the property.
What’s special: Vicinity of Periyar Tiger Reserve, and breathtaking views of the suicide point (actually a beauty)
Must do: Explore the surroundings by trekking, cycling around , and chilling at the Valanjanganam waterfall
Tariff: INR 7,000

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 Marari Dreamz Homestay is one of the coolest homestays in Kerala

This one is about hipster-living by the beach – in a villa actually. Marari beach to chill out, casual palm style roofs for shelter, red stone brick villa to dine and authentic local cuisine prepared by the owners themselves – Marari Dreamz homestay is totally cool! Proud to be low on luxury, the owners boast of style, nomadic setup and sound of the sea as the key attractions of their setup.

What’s special: Authentic home cooked local food, sunbathing on the beach, fishing, beach dinner on demand
Must do: Take a tuk tuk ride to the backwaters, trek to a working coir factory, and enjoy amazing massages at this relaxing homestay.
Tariff: INR 2,800 onwards

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The colorful interiors of Sui House

Sui House is an old colonial house turned into a lovely antique home of four bedrooms. This glamorous bed and breakfast accommodation in Kochi belongs to a merchant dealing in antiques. Along with his wife, he has renovated the house into an elegant home decorated with indigenous antiques and modern amenities. Sui homestay has a small courtyard that allows one to sip tea and munch over breakfast in the ultimate serenity.

What’s special: Cozy interiors, antiques, an extensive menu, and an elaborate buffet dinner
Must do: Go hiking in the neighbourhood, and the delectable breakfast in typical Kerala style
Tariff: INR 5, 000 onwards
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5 Days In Mauritius Are All You Need For A Fabulous Honeymoon

They say marriages are made in heaven. So, our honeymoon should feel like one too. This is why we chose to travel to Mauritius for our romantic escapade. It is beautiful, it has picturesque islands and waterfalls, and it is abundant with flora and fauna; all the heavenly settings you would want from a honeymoon destination. Once we had zeroed in on our honeymoon place, we booked our trip from TravelTriangle. Those 5 days in Mauritius on our honeymoon were blissful and exciting. We had the best time on the island and covered almost everything this island is famous for.

Trip Type: Honeymoon
Trip Duration: 5N/6D
Trip Cost: INR 180,000
Inclusions: Airfare, Transfers, Meals except for lunch, visa, shared cab, sightseeing
Exclusions: Travel Insurance, Lunch

Here is how we spent 5 days in Mauritius. Each day was truly splendid and we got enough time to cover major attractions and also have ample time to ourselves.

Day 1: Hello, Mauritius!

enjoy with wife

selfi with my love

We arrived in Mauritius and were picked by our representative at the airport. We checked in our hotel. We spent the rest of the day settling in and wandering around.

Day 2: Ile aux Cerfs

enjoy with wife

enjoyed a full-day

We enjoyed a full-day excursion to Ile Aux Cerfs, an emerald lagoon on the east coast. We were stumped by the beauty of its sandy beaches and beautiful lagoon. There was a wide range of facilities and activities. It was one of the best highlights of our 5 days in Mauritius. We even enjoyed water sports activities on our island tour.

Day 3: Port Louis

Port Louis for sightseeing

fine-dining experience

We drove to Port Louis for sightseeing. Our first stop was the Citadel & its surrounding area. Then we visited the Champ de Mars racecourse. It was inaugurated in 1812 making it the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the oldest in the world too. Afterward, we drove to Le Caudan, the beautiful Waterfront where there were some 170 shops and restaurants. It is a must-visit if you like shopping and fine-dining experience.

Day 4: Chameral Village & Trous aux Cerfs

 views of the Chamarel waterfalls

 best time

alot of fun

On this day of our 5 days in Mauritius, we visited the ship-making factory in Curepipe and enjoyed shopping at the duty-free shops in Floreal. The views of the scenic town of Curepipe & its surroundings from the extinct crater of Trou aux Cerfs were astounding. In the afternoon, we drove through the nature park of Black River & Plaine Champagne to Chamarel village. We also made a stop at Grand Bassin Sacred Lake and laid our eyes on the stunning 108 feet statue of “Mangal Mahadev”. The next stop was Chamarel, the unusual 7 colored earth created by volcanic rocks. The views of the Chamarel waterfalls were startling.

Day 5: Casela Bird Park

safari quad biking in the park

honeymoon should feel like one too

We went to Casela Bird park since we had the whole day to ourselves. We watched so many birds in this park and even saw a huge turtle. Walking with the lions was also an enthralling experience. The best experience, however, was safari quad biking in the park.

Day 6: Hasta la Vista, Mauritius

left for the airport

 left for the airport

After breakfast, we checked out of our hotel and left for the airport to catch our flight back to Chennai.

During the entire course of our trip, we stayed at Long Beach Golf Resort & Spa. it was one of the top properties in Belle Mare that came with 3 plunge outdoor pools and a luxury spa facility. The resort even had a 5-star restaurant where we dined for all nights in Mauritius. The rooms were lavish and had all kinds of facilities to make our stay comfortable.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts that we gathered from our experience. We hope it will help you to make your vacation hassle-free.

Do’s

  • Use public transportation wherever you can
  • Carry a first aid kit with medicine to keep seasickness at bay if you are not used to traveling by sea.
  • Choose your stay on the basis of good reviews to enjoy a comfortable stay.

Don’ts

  • Don’t spend the entire time on the beach.
  • Don’t go out after dark.
  • Don’t consume non-vegetarian food near religious places.

Apart from the 5-star restaurant at the resort where we were staying, we visited many roadside restaurants in Mauritius. The food was cheap but it was not liking to the taste of us Tamilians.

Were you satisfied with the budget for your holiday?

Yes, I was very much satisfied with my budget. We did not feel like we missed out on anything. We covered all the bases in 5 days in Mauritius.

How was your overall experience with TravelTriangle and its agent?

It was an awesome experience. Everything for our honeymoon was planned very well and the execution was seamless. We could not have asked for better.

Just like Ranjith, you could too spend fabulous 5 days in Mauritius with your loving partner and forget about all the worries in the world. All you need to do is plan your trip to Mauritius and have a relaxing time on the island. Mauritius may seem expensive but if you plan it well, you could do it on a budget too.

 

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Here Is The Perfect Recipe For An Ideal Honeymoon In Malaysia, Don’t Miss It!

Celebrating his newly established bond with his wife Riti, Rohan Kumar booked his honeymoon package to Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi through TravelTriangle at a price of Rs.134,000. His package included their accommodation, local tours and transfers, entry fees/permits, multi-city airfare and Malaysia Visa. Having had the time of his life in Malaysia, here; he reminisces about the memories woven with his beautiful better half.

Honeymoon is once in a lifetime. My most important concern after the wedding was to select the most appropriate honeymoon destination. Out of a fear of getting bored at one place, I decided to include an island and one city for a complete Malaysian experience. We added the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur for honeymoon and added my brother’s suggestions from his recent visit to these places. To make the experience hassle free, I booked my tour package through TravelTriangle, as suggested by a friend.

The experience with TravelTriangle turned out to be amazing as our honeymoon trip went extremely smooth, exceeding expectations. The travel agent from Traveling Street agency was in touch with me throughout the trip, offering me his assistance at every point. Even after getting back from the trip, he expressed his concern and that was highly appreciable. We are also sharing the details of our Malaysia honeymoon itinerary here:

On the first day in Langkawi

The journey was kicked off from the Delhi airport. We had a connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi and we landed at 9 am. At the airport, we were welcomed by a representative who dropped us at the Berjaya Langkawi Honeymoon Resort. We reached the resort at 10 am and requested for an early check-in since we were originally scheduled for a check in at 3 pm. With magnificent chalets and a widespread area – the property stood highly impressive amidst a spectacular location.

Breakfast at Berjaya Langkawi Resort

At the hotel, we took some time to settle down, eat and rest; since our journey had left us tired. Around 4 pm, we left for the SkyCab and Sky Bridge (just 1 km away from our resort), in the free shuttle provided by the resort. After an exciting cable car ride, we reached the top of Machincang Mountain, which featured a mesmerizing view of the sunset and the Langkawi islands. We could not visit the Sky Bridge since it is operational till 6 pm and we had gotten late.

SkyCab in Langkawi

As evening took over, we took to a restaurant at the Cenang beach and had our dinner. Although, we faced a little problem in accessing food for my vegetarian wife, I thoroughly enjoyed the non-veg dishes served at the restaurant. Wandering around the beach, we halted and shopped at some local shops before getting back to the hotel.

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In front of an aquarium at the Under Water World Langkawi

The second day of our Malaysia honeymoon itinerary took us for a City tour. Our driver arrived right on time and greeted us well. He began the tour by taking us to The Underwater World — one of the most visited tourist spots for Langkawi honeymoon — where we got to witness marine life through the clear glasses of gigantic aquariums.

Jet skiiing in Langkawi

After a peep into aquatic life, we headed for sporting with the waters at Naam sports — a premier leisure and watersports company. We started with the experience of gliding together in the skies while parasailing and then went for a crazy ride on the Jet Ski. The sports were very well organized, utilizing the safe and latest maritime technology and equipment.

Amidst the beauty of Bali

Relishing the fun we had with the water-sports, we proceeded for the Mangrove tour. On a private boat, I and my wife admired the beauty of the mangrove forest. As we cruised down the calm river on our private boat, we witnessed the wonders of nature and explored the Bat Cave, Fish Farm, Crocodile Cave, Eagle point and much more. We came back to the hotel around 9:30 and had our dinner there itself.

Island Hopping Tour in Langkawi

As sun took over the day, we went for the Island Hopping tour. This sharing based tour took us around various islands, where we got to indulge in diverse activities ranging from fish pedicure to scuba diving and boating etc.

Firsh Pedicure while on the Island hopping tour

Some of the activities were free of cost while some were had to be paid for. The tour ended with a visit to Beras Basah Island which offered far-reaching views of the sea and wonderful soft white sands to relax.

Day 3 - Island Hopping V - Leisure time at Beach

I had heard from my brother about the Sunset dinner cruise in Langkawi. Since this was a day at leisure, I decided to go for the cruise. I called my driver who booked the cruise for me and reached there around 5 pm.

At the besutiful Sunset Dinner Cruise

The setting sun in the company of soothing music, delicious snacks and unlimited drinks – the dinner cruise crafted the best memories for us throughout the trip. The most enjoyable activity to indulge in at the cruise was rejoicing in the natural Jacuzzi, created by dispersing a safety net in the ocean.

Sunset Dinner Cruise - natural Jakuzzi

Leisure at Hotel in Malaysia

Having spent 3 days in Langkawi, our honeymoon had reached an intermission. The rest of the journey was occupied with places to visit in Kuala Lumpur for honeymoon. We checked out from the resort at around 12 noon and boarded the flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur.

hotel Renaissance in Kuala Lumpur

At around 4 pm we reached Kuala Lumpur and checked in at our hotel The Renaissance. I had selected the hotel for its unparalleled location. Not only does it feature a spellbinding view of the Petronas Twin Towers, but is situated right in the heart of the city.

Visit to Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

We started exploring Kuala Lumpur by exploring the area around the hotel. Our local recce lead us inside the twin towers, and inside the adjacent KLCC Suria mall. In the food court of the mall, we found Saravana Bhavan – much to our delight – and savored its signature South Indian cuisines, before retiring for the day.

With cosplayers at the Sunway Lagoon

After a good night’s sleep, we geared up for an action-packed visit to the Sunway lagoon. The theme park offers 5 specialized parks – Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park.

Go Karting at Sunway Lagoon

From water rides to Go-Karting to interacting with the animals – the visit to the Sunway Lagoon brought the kids in us to life and gave us memories to cherish.

Visit to Genting Highland

The series of having exhilarating experiences witnessed another addition, when we visited the Genting Highland. Post an hour’s car ride, we traveled through a 3 km long cable car ride to reach this high-altitude hill in Malaysia. The rope-way took around 20 minutes and exposed beautiful landscapes.

At the Snow world, Genting Island

We visited the Snow World, where we enjoyed artificial snow and the chilling atmosphere. Out from the Snow World, we saw a magic show, cultural programs, Batu temple and made the best of our time. We also visited the casinos and shopped around before getting back to our hotel.

Peeping out form the KL Tower

On the last day of our honeymoon, we visited the KL Tower. Booking a ticket to go all the way up to the building, we witnessed first-hand, a panoramic view of the city. Casually roaming around Kuala Lumpur like a local, we then headed for some last minute shopping at the Chinatown market and indulged in some low-budget shopping at its busy stalls.

Visit to China Town Market

In the evening, we took to Bukit Bintang and explored the grand Berjaya mall. Keen on taking a peep into the nightlife of Malaysia, we slipped into a nightclub and had a great time. We made the last dinner of our honeymoon memorable by dining at Mumbai Plaza and had a fully relaxing sleep in Malaysia.

Booked for a flight back to India at 9 am, we checked out from the hotel early morning at 5:30.

Flying Back to India - Hotel Lobby

Malaysia remains dry, hot, and sunny during December and experiences awesome weather on the west coast including the capital city, Kaula Lumpur. East coast of Malaysia experiences heavy rainfall during this month. It is advisable to add the dry place to your itinerary. We ensured that our Malaysia honeymoon itinerary is planned according to the weather before beading for the vacation.

The best memory from my honeymoon in Kuala Lumpur would be the time spent with my wife at the Sunset Cruise. We also had a great time indulging in adventure activities like parasailing, go-karting, jet skiing etc.

On the day of the city tour in Langkawi, we had to wait for the driver for 30 minutes because he had to pick other passengers too. But it was okay since it was a sharing based tour.

Try and explore as many places as you can, instead of whiling away time at the hotel.

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  • Comfortable footwear
  • Swimwear
  • SunSmart gear
  • Hair Products
  • Medicine bag
  • Rain gear
  • Day bag
  • Beauty products
  • Power adaptors

 

Malasia, one of the most lively and beautiful countries in the world is loved by travelers as the experiences encountered here are the best. Plan a trip to Malaysia with TravelTriangle and get a customized itinerary, drafted according to your preferences. 

 

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7 Stunning Lakes In Himachal Pradesh That Are Absolute Natural Wonders

Whether it’s the altitude, the pristine water or the charm of the surrounding landscape, there’s something remarkable about the sparkling lakes in Himachal Pradesh. There are hundreds of postcard-perfect lakes waiting to be explored in the densely crowded Indian state.

From fishing and swimming to boating and sightseeing cruises, each lake offers a unique set of fun activities. Lakeside resorts, villages, and cities feature a host of cultural attractions too, including medieval churches, well-preserved museums, and scenic public gardens. Wherever your travels through Himachal Pradesh take you, no visit is complete without a tour of the state’s most extraordinary lakes.

We have picked 7 famous lakes in Himachal Pradesh every traveler should make an effort to see. While some are suitable for swimming, make sure to check the weather and water conditions beforehand and heed all warning signs. Take a look and pick your next destination based on the lake it houses:

1. Khajjiar Lake

Khajjiar Lake

Khajjiar Lake is situated at a height of 1,920 m above sea level. The evergreen cedar trees surrounding it make beautiful reflections on the pristine blue lake. It got its name from Khajji Nag, the deity in the temple nearby. The highlight of this spot is the floating island, which is actually a bunch of grass growing on the lake’s surface — a beautiful sight to behold! Several backpackers trek to this lake to get their adrenaline fix.

From paragliding to horseback riding and zorbing, there are plenty of recreational activities worth pursuing. If you’re not an adventurous soul, you can simply lie back on the grass and admire the scenic vistas of Mount Kailash.

Location: Khajjiar, Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh 176314

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2. Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. It lies 49 km north of Mandi near a three-storied pagoda dating back to the thirteenth century dedicated to the sage Prashar. He is believed to have meditated on the banks of this lake. Surrounded by snow-capped Kinnauri mountain ranges and overlooking the river Beas, the lake is an awesome place to relax and connect with nature.

There is a round, floating island inside the lake, though it is unclear how deep it is. During summer, it floats away to one side of the lake and then slowly drifts towards the other by winter.

Location: D.P.F. Parashar Dhar, Himachal Pradesh 175005

3. Chandra Taal

Chandra Taal

Chandra Taal is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 m above sea level. It is one of the two highest altitude wetlands of India. The crescent-shaped lake is accessible on foot from Batal and Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. The vast meadows on the banks of the lake are used as camping sites. During spring, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of wildflower varieties.

There are several myths surrounding this lake, like the presence of a mermaid and fairies paying a visit to the spot every night.

Location: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh 175140

4. Renuka Lake

Renuka Lake

Renuka Lake in Himachal Pradesh lies 672 m above the sea level. It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, with a circumference of about 3214 m. It was named after the goddess Renuka. You can choose between a self-driven boat or a canal boat to explore and experience the scenic sights surrounding it.

The six-day long annual Shri Renukaji Fair is celebrated in the third week of November on the banks of the lake. On the left bank of the lake amidst lush green forests lies Renukaji Zoo, a part of the Renukaji Wildlife Sanctuary.

Location: Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh 173022

5. Suraj Tal

Suraj Tal

Suraj Tal lies 4890 m above the sea level. It is the third highest lake in India and the 21st highest in the world. It is situated 65 km away from Keylong, the district headquarters of the Lahaul Spiti district. It joins the Chandra River downstream at Tandi to form Chandrabhaga River in Himachal Pradesh. When it enters Jammu and Kashmir, it is renamed as Chenab river.

Suraj Tal remains inaccessible during winter months of November to April. The trek to Suraj Tal skirts along the banks of the river for about 3 km and takes you through Bhaga valley.

Location: Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh 175132

6. Nako Lake

Nako Lake

Nako Lake lies 3,662 m above sea level. The willow and poplar trees surrounding the lake make stunning reflections on it. The Buddhist temples located in vicinity to it are popular with both tourists and locals. At least one full day is required to explore the lake, adjoining ancient ruins and the famous Nako monastery. The snow-clad peaks, rocky cliffs, and apple orchards add to the beauty of the lake.

Location: Nako village, east end of Kinnaur Valley, Himachal Pradesh 172112

7. Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude glacial lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 m above sea level. You can trek to the lake starting from May to October. It remains in a frozen state for six months. People with competent physical fitness can easily enjoy the privilege of hiking to the lake even without previous hiking experience. It is one of the most adventurous activities you can pursue here.

Location: Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh 175104

Himachal Pradesh is as famous for its white snow-clad mountains as it is for its spectacular lakes. Nearly all the cities and districts in Himachal Pradesh host lakes which serve as pivotal recreational areas. Wherever you choose to stay, you won’t be too far from the water and all the beautiful scenery which accompanies it. Book your trip to Himachal Pradesh right away to explore these lakes in summer. From large lakes to smaller mountain lakes, Instagram-worthy lakes to family-friendly lakes in Himachal Pradesh, summer is the best time to discover them all.

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