Kumararam is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh

Kumararam is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh | Road (Route) map to Kumararam (Kotipalli) from Draksharamam

Kumararamam or Kotipalli near Rajahmundry is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh.  River Godavari meets the sea at this place. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Triambakeshwar at Nasik, the birth place of River Godavari in Maharashtra.  River Godavari is considered as the gift of nature.  So it is worshipped along with the sea.  Much importance is thus given to taking bath in the River Godavari. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Someshwara and Goddess Parvathi as Rajarajeshwari at Kotipalli.

According to Puranas, Moon has lost his brilliance due to the curse of Daksha.  He prayed to Lord Shiva to get relieved of his curse in Kotipalli.  Sthalapuranam of this place explains that taking bath in River Godavari here is considered a new beginning in life.  God excuses all sins of devotees if they take bath here, it is believed.  Another story is that sage Gautham brought River Godavari from Trimbakeshwar to this place.

Road (Route) map to Kumararam (Kotipalli) from Draksharamam:

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Kerala, God’s own country has many beautiful places to offer to the tourists | Cochin, Guruvayur, Tekkadi, Munnar… endless list of interesting places in Kerala

Kerala, God’s own country has many beautiful places to offer to the tourists | Cochin, Guruvayur, Tekkadi, Munnar… endless list of interesting places in Kerala

Kerala is called the God’s own country.  Tourists from Andhra Pradesh can start their tour of Kerala from Ernakulam. Many packages are available that take care of the tourist’s accommodation and food needs. Coconut trees and beautiful nature welcome the guests with pleasant atmosphere.

The first place to visit is Kovalam.  All through the journey coconut trees accompany the tourists.  Small canals travel along with them.  Red tiled houses look like toy houses in the midst of so much greenery.  Tourists reach Kovalam by 01.00pm.  Kovalam looks most beautiful with hills, sea, coconut trees, and restaurants on the hills.  Hemakk or net cradles are the main attractions here.

Trivandrum in Kerala has the famous Padmanabha Swamy temple.  The idol of Padmavabha swamy is in reclining position.  Devotees have to have the darshan of the Idol through three doors.  Idol in this temple is the largest idol.  There is also another idol of Vishnu in the form of Mohini.  Nagalakshmi, Naga chamundi, Vishnu Murthy temples can be visited while going to Aleppo from Kovalam.

Aleppo is called the ‘Venice of the East’ as it is full of canals.  House boats are the special tourists attraction in Aleppo.  House boats have 3 bed rooms, kitchen and a hall.  Experience of staying in moving hotels is unforgettable. The boat moves slowly in the backwaters.

View from the boat house around looks like a perfect picture post card with water around, coconut and banana gardens and houses in the middle of them.  Many massage centers are found here in Aleppo.

Tourists will be spell bounded by the beauty around and will not want to blink their eyelids.  Boating is available in the Vembanad Lake also.

Tekkadi is the next destination for the tourists.  Rubber plantations are seen in this journey.  Iron containers are tied to the trees and covered with plastic sheets.  Rubber milk gathers in the container.  Waterfalls and Tea plantations create scenic beauty and serenity.  Mother looks like wearing a green sari.

In Tekkadi many cottages are built in the forests. There is also a lake in the middle of the river.  Main attraction of Tekkadi is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.  Visitors can get into the three storey boats in the lake and take a look around.  Nilgiri deers, monkeys etc are found here.  Tigers also can be seen sometimes.

Munnar is the place where three rivers Nallathanni, Kundala, Mudrapuzha meet.  ‘Munu’ in Malayalam means three ‘Aru’ means River.  Munnar in Kerala is the most famous tourist destination with Tata Tea estates and Mahindra resorts.

Visitors have to travels on a ghat road to reach Munnar.  ‘Lock Heart Gap’ is written on a board leading to Munnar.  The nature really locks the hearts of the visitors with high water falls, tea plantations and shiny white clouds.

Munnar is situated at a height of 1600 to 1800 mtrs above the sea level and is called the ‘Himalayas of South India’.  The height of ‘Anamudi’  peak is 2695mtrs.  ‘Mattupetty’ dam is also located here. The beauty of tea plantations from this dam cannot be described in words.  There are hundred thousands of tea plantations on these mountains in Western Ghats. Eucalyptus trees also give a treat to the eyes.  These trees seem like touching the skies.

Munnar has many beautiful lakes.  Echo point is one of them.  Tourists forget even to blink their eyes in the fear of missing the beauty around.  Top station is a small village located in the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border.  This village is famous for Neelakurinji flowers which bloom for every 12 years.

Eravikulam Park is situated at a distance of 17kms from Munnar.  It houses Nilagiri deers, Sambars, and Langur monkeys.  This park is also famous for rare flower species.

Kaladi, the birth place of Sankaracharya is in Cochin.  The building has the idols of Lord Subrahmanya, Vighneswara and Parvathi.

Dutch palace in Cochin houses many paintings are rare articles of King Kerala Verma and Ram verma.  Catching fishes by Chinese fishing nets is very interesting.

Tourists who visit Kerala compulsorily come to Guruvayur to have a darshan of Lord Krishna.  Anybody will have to stand in the queue to have a darshan of God.  Idol in this temple is very small but exhibits lifelike appearance.

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction | Fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction

5 trains between Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and Secunderabad Junction/SC  improve the transport.
7203 number corresponds to the Bhavnagar Kakinada Express train. Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  is the starting point for this train and Secunderabad Junction/SC  is the destination point. It leaves at 10:05 and reaches at 10:20 +1 night. 1231 kms of distance is travelled in 24 h 15 min.It is scheduled only on Saturdays.It costs Rs.200 for general class, Rs.375 for SL class, Rs.1024 for 3A class, Rs.1410 for 2A class.It is the fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction.

7017 train number makes up for the Secunderabad Express. It makes it departure at 10:05 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and makes it to reach the destination at 10:30 +1 night in Secunderabad Junction/SC . It takes 24 h 25 min to pass the distance of 1231 kms. The departure days of 7017 is on  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,. They charge Rs.200 for general class, Rs. 375 for SL class, Rs.1024 for 3A class, Rs.1410 for 2A class.

Secunderabad Express train has number of number of 7038. It starts at 06:50 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches Secunderabad Junction/SC at 08:50 +1 night. Within 26 h 0 min it travels a distance of 1376  kms.This train is scheduled only on Saturdays.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.398 for SL class, Rs.1090 for 3A class, Rs.1502 for 2A class, Rs.1502 for 2A class.

Bikaner Secunderabad Summer Special has the train number of 0720. It arrives the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC  at 08:50 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 06:50. It travels a distance of 1376 kms within 26 h 0 min.It is scheduled only on Mondays.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.398 for SL class, Rs.1090 for 3A class, Rs.1502 for 2A class.

Name of 6734 train number is Okha Rameswaram Express. It starts at 15:40 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches the destination of Hyderabad Kacheguda/KCG  at 17:45 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1325 kms within 26 h 5 min.The train is exclusively available only on Tuesday.Fare of this train is Rs.208 for general class, Rs. 386 for SL class, Rs.1057 for 3A class, Rs. 1456 for 2A class.
Information regarding advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths / seats availability, PNR status can be got in the official website of the Indian railways www. indianrail.gov.in

Man mandir Palace at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Man mandir Palace

Man mandir Palace at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Man mandir Palace

Man mandir Palace

‘Man mandir Palace’ is another building built by Raja Mansingh Tomer.  This palace has a big vicinity, rooms and windows which enable the queens to watch the cultural programs conducted in the palace.  There are pipes to supply water to some of the rooms.  These are the then air coolers.  Narrow pipes are arranged to talk to people in different storey.  These are telephones.  There are 8 hooks to the roof of a hall. Golden cradles were arranged to these hooks for the queens.  There is also a swimming pool.  Queens who heard the news of death of their husband used to do ‘Sahagamanam’ (Throwing oneself in to the fire) in this pool after removing all the water.

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Details of Badrinath pilgrim | Route Map to Badrinath Temple

Details of Badrinath pilgrim

Badhrinath Temple

The temple at Badrinath is on the banks of river Alakananda. From a distance of 150 yards from the temple, a big black stone raised platform of 156 feet length, 76 feet height and 5 feet thickness can be seen. This is called the Brahmakapaalam.

Haridwar is at a distance of 322 km from Badarinath. River Alakananda continues to flow from Badarinath. Other rivers Dhawalaganga, Nandaakini, Vindaraganga, Mandakini and Bhagirathi join Alakananda in that order. After joining Bhagirathi, the river enters the plain stretch open land at Rishikesh as River Ganga.
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Gwalior offers many places of historical importance to the tourists (From temples to palaces and Museums) | Road map and driving directions from Agra to Gwalior

Gwalior offers many places of historical importance to the tourists (From temples to palaces and Museums) | Road map and driving directions from Agra to Gwalior

Man mandir Palace

People who want to visit some different places other than temples, pilgrim centres should visit Gwalior once.  Some of the palaces in Gwalior are the evidences for history of Gwalior. The wealth of queens, love story of Mrignayani, Brutality of Aurangazeb, sweet notes of Tansen and the grandeur of Rajputs are some of the notable features of Gwalior.  The most interesting places of in and around Gwalior are

  1. Gwalior Fort
  2. Gujari Mahal
  3. Man Mandir Palace
  4. Jai Vilas Palace
  5. Surajkund lake

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