Wednesday, 20 June 2012

How to reach Katra from Jammu - Driving Directions

Driving Directions Jammu to Katra
If you are going to visit the famous Vaishno Devi then you need to go to Katra from Jammu. From Katra you can start your journey by feett to the Holy temple of Vaishno Mata. The driving directions from Jammu to Katra are given below.
From Jammu you need to head northeast on Jammu Flyover (600 m). Then take the ramp to NH 1A Slight left onto NH 1A (170 m). You will Go through two roundabouts and Pass by Auto Fuels Bharat Petroleum (on the left) (24 Kms).  Turn left to stay on NH 1A (4.5 Kms). Continue onto NH 1C  Pass by AB City (on the left in 15 km) Turn right onto Kashmere Road (80 m)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Ladakh International Film Festival, Leh 2012

Ladakh International Film Festival, Leh 2012
The beautiful town of Leh has one more feather to its cap now. The bollywood is attracted towards Leh Ladakh and number of films have been shot in this region in the recent past. Now an International Film Festival is being organised in this high altitude region in 2012. Number of celebrities from Hollybood and bollywood will ignite Leh Ladakh region this summer with their presence. This will certainly give more exposure to this amazing and serene place and will surely enhance and boost tourism in Leh and J&K. If you are planning your vacations this summer then do not miss the film festival. All the hotels and guest houses will be in demand during this time. So book your rooms in advance to avoid any last minute disappointment.

The Ladakh International Film Festival LIFF will be chaired by Mr Shyam Benegal. The Mascot of this festival is Snow Leapard also known as Schen in this region. This festival will help show casing Leh Ladakh around the world. The tenatative dates of Ladakh Film Festival are 15th June to 17th June.
Friday, 15
TH JUNE, 2012
3pm – 7pm: Opening ceremony
Screening of the opening films
7pm – 8pm: Press Meet & Interaction with the media.
8pm: Gala Dinner
; Welcome, Homage & Tribute to various renowned artists of film fraternity.
Saturday, 16
TH JUNE, 2012
9am – 7pm: Film Screenings
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
7pm – 8pm: Press interaction
8pm: Gala Dinner
Sunday, 17
TH JUNE, 2012
9am – 5pm: Film Screenings
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
6pm – 9pm: Closing ceremony
9pm: Gala Dinner
, Vote of thanks. Thereafter, concluding Press Meet & Press Release.
Sindhu Darshan
There would be multiple screen projections along with sound for better visibility.
Various works of art like paintings, sculptures and even photographs would be exhibited.
There would be several booths which provide free maggi/foodles, nescafe/bru, tea/soups, redbull/cloud9
and healthcare.
An adjacent ground which could be utilized by local Ladakhi businessmen.
Photo Shoots.
Interactions between dignitaries, VIPs’, Donors’, Sponsors’ and Invitees.
Media interactions

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Magnetic Hill Leh

Magnetic Hill Leh

It is the phenomenon that really defies gravity. I never believed this sitting in Delhi until I experienced it myself. Just park your vehicle and you will see it moving forward as if someone is pulling it. The impact of the giant Magnetic hill is such that even the overloaded trucks start moving.

Magnetic Hill is located about 18 Kms from Leh on the Leh Kargil highway. After visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib you can proceed further towards the Magnetic Hill and experience the phenomenon which is trully amazing. Few Kms from Magnetic Hill you can experience yet another mesmerising view i.e. meeting of two historical rivers, Sangam of Indus (Sindhu ) River and Zanskar. The two rivers with two different colors meet so elegantly and is a treat to watch.

Leh to Pangong Lake via Changla Pass

Leh to Pangong Lake
Pangong Lake in Leh Ladhakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Distance of Pangong lake from Leh is around 160 Kms and it takes around 5 hours to reach Pangong via Changla Pass world's second highest pass in the world. It is advisable to get acclimatise to the high altitude climate and stay in Leh for two days before you head towards Changla Pass. No need to worry even if you encounter any problem of lack of oxygen there, just do not pannic and get in touch with the Great Indian Army personnel. They will help you out with all the medication and oxygen that you need.

The panoramic view throughout the journey to Pangong Lake from Leh is amazing and mesmerising. Pangong Lake is completely frozen during December to March.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Leh Laddakh Trip - Flight Tickets less than Rs 2500

How to Plan Leh Laddakh Trip - Cheapest Leh Package Details
Leh Laddakh is a dream destination for most of the people from India and abroad. However it is a costly affair when you are planning a trip to Leh Laddakh. The one way flight from Delhi to Leh will cost Rs 10000-15000 during May to October. The one way air fare from Delhi to Leh in April, November is generally Rs 5000.

For a middle class family with four members the Leh Laddakh trip will cost around Rs 1 lakh during the peak season. People just keep their plans aside after knowing these expenses.

If you are willing to go to Leh by road from Delhi (Roads are open from May to Sept-Oct), the Taxi from Manali will cost around 25000-30000 and will take over 24 hours. From Delhi the journey would be over 40 hours. It is again very inconveneient when you are going with your family and kids.

What would a middle class do. How can he fulfill his dream of visiting Leh at a reasonable price? Where can you get the cheap flights to Leh and best package deal for Leh? Is it possible to get a package to Leh for below Rs 20000 for 4 persons? There are many questions and there is a answer to all these.

Yes you can get the best packages for your dream destination Leh. You need to plan your Leh Trip in the months of March and April. The best and cheap air fares to Leh are available between 20th March and 10th April. You must book your air tickets during January to get the best flight rates for Leh Laddakh. It is most likely that you will get cheap flights for as low as Rs 2300 including Taxes for Leh during this period.

If you are four persons your flight tickets for to and from from Delhi to Leh will cost you around Rs 19000. The stay at Leh during March and April will cost Rs 1200 in a Deluxe room that includes your Breakfast and Dinner. Seven days stay will cost about Rs 8000.

You may be wondering whether you would be able to visit Pangong Lake or Nubra Valley or Khardugla Pass during March or April. Yes the roads are open and you can visit these most beautiful places in Leh. The Taxi fares are though high in Leh but you can always opt for a shared Taxi or Local Transport to save on that.

The weather in Leh during end March and April is very pleasant though the nights are chilling. Always go prepared and take heavy woollens.

What are you looking for. If you have plans to visit Leh go ahead and enjoy the destination at such a reasonable cost.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Kashmir Snow Fall 2014

Snow Fall in Kashmir Valley Srinagar Pahalgam Gulmarg Sonamar 2014
Green Kashmir in Summers followed by Red Kashmir and in Winters enjor the White Kashmir. The entire valley of Kashmir will mesmeris you with the fresh snow all around. Gulmarg is the paradise for the snow lovers and winters sports. People enjoy Skiing at Gulmarg which is milky white during winters.

Sometimes after heavy snow fall in Kashmir Valley the Jammu Srinagar Highway is closed. The entire valley when under the grip of heavy snow becomes very cold and you need to take care and save yourself from the cold waves .

Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Dal Lake, Srinagar are all covered with the thick layer of snow of 10 to 30 inches during winters. The Dal Lake is also frozen during these months and you can even walk of the lake.

If you enjoy snow fall, winter sports, love the cold environment then Kashmir is the best place to enjoy the snow in winters.