One can have truly great holidays in India. Depending on one’s bent
of mind one can select the kind of holiday that appeals more. In this
respect, there are two holiday ideas that are totally disparate and yet
are capable of bringing infinite happiness. Both the holidays are stuff
memories are made of. First of these is the Char Dham Yatra while the
other is a relaxed holiday spent in one of the best resorts in Goa.
The circuit for the Char Dham Yatra
comprises of four sites that are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and
Badrinath. This is essentially a tour meant for pilgrimage to these
holy sites. However, modern infrastructure, consisting of roads and
good hotels, has reduced the problems that such yatras (journeys) used
to entail earlier. Therefore, today’s visitors to such yatras are not
only pilgrims but also those that join in for the fun these trips
Pilgrims on the Char Dham Yatra embark from either the temple town
of Haridwar or its sister city Rishikesh or even Dehra Doon that is the
capital of Uttarakhand. The Yatra takes the pilgrims to Yamunotri that
is the source of the Yamuna and Gangotri, the source of the Ganges.
There are presiding deities at these places and pujas are carried out
at temples and offerings made. Kedarnath is worshipped by all Hindus
due to the presence of one of the jyotirlings of Lord Shiva. The path
to the temple involves a steep climb of about 13 km that one may travel
by horses, palanquins or on foot. Badrinath is important to the Hindus
as the seat of Vishnu besides being on the route to Hemkund Sahib, an
important pilgrimage site for devout Sikhs.
These four sites are the holiest spots for the Hindus. Excellent
luxurious camps are now available to provide comfort to the pilgrims at
these sites. These camps are decidedly superior to any other hotel that
one may find in the Char Dham. The camps are in the form of luxury
thatched roof cottage camps with attached baths and toilets with hot
and cold water. Multi-cuisine dining facilities are available for all
discerning palates. There is adequate entertainment organized and
special offers as well that visitors will find very attractive.
Goa is well-known to the thousands of tourists that throng the
sunshine state of India round the year. It is known for its beaches,
laid back attitude of the locals and a great spirit of happiness that
pervades the place. There are several resorts in Goa for tourists. One
of these is located on the Sinquerim beach, just five minutes walk away
from the picturesque Indian Ocean. This is one of the better resorts in Goa.
It has air-conditioned rooms with all modern amenities. A sumptuous
breakfast is prepared daily by the chef while other meals are also
available on request. There are special offers for this resort for all
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