Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Cavalry Tank Museum : Only Museum of its kind in Asia

Some times unplanned discoveries are more wonderful than planned one such discovery was during my recent trip to Ahmednagar... Cavalry Tank Museum. A wonderful and well maintained museum is a must see if you are planning a trip to this city. It's a Military museum situated in Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra, India. This museum was established in February 1994 by the Armored Corps Centre and School and it is one of it's kind in whole Asia. This museum has collection of about 50 plus exhibits of vintage armored fighting vehicles.The oldest exhibit is the silver Ghost Rolls-Royce Armoured Car.  A large number of vehicles are from Second World War period but also have some from first world war. They also have three halls ( Exhibition) known as Memory Hall-1 , 2 and Exhibition, telling the story of our brave soldiers and their scarifies for our mother land.
This museum is excellently maintained by military and you have to pay nominal entry fees to see. With this beautiful exhibition you can also spot some amazing flora and funa as it's open air museum. They also have a small play zone for kids with some animals and birds. You can buy some referement here.
So go and see this one of it's kind museum and if you have kids then it's must. 

For more sneak peak check the video↑↑↑

Entry Ticket : 20/- for Adults , 10 /- for kids

Location : Iwale Nagar, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra 414001 to check on google map click here.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Ramoji Film City : A Filmy Experience

"Ramoji Film City" A place which I wanted to visit for long.........and yes my wait was worth..truely a amazing place and reminded me of grandeur of Indian film industry...so have a look of this beautiful theme park ...I am sure you might have spotted these places in many bollywood movies.......Such as :
1. Dirty Picture
2. Chennai Express
3. Cocktail
4. Baahubali
5. Badshah
6. Golmal-4
7. Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se
and so many other hindi and telgu films..
What I love most about this place is that it is not just the collection of sets of movies but also provide you other entertainment options such as Butter fly park , live shows , bird park , kids zone etc...so check out what all you can see here and also keep guessing in which movies you spotted these places.
And do not miss most attractive segment known as Mahismati Kingdom - A new attraction .Here you can enjoy the grandeur of Baahubali Movie..as during my visit this place was not opened , I do not have pictures of same but heard a lot about it from my friends. 

Princess Street


Bhagavatam Hall- A Mythological set

Train Station- You might have spotted in so many movies including Chennai Express

Central Jail

Princess Street

Angel Fountain

Sanctuary Garden

Hawa Mahal

Garden Area

Japanese Garden
Askari Garden Set




Movie Magic

Bikaner ki Galiya

Manicured lawns of the Mughal Garden

Butterfly Park

Inside one ride

Exotic Bird Park

Sun Fountain Garden

So my verdict is it's complete package .....make sure you visit atleast once and be ready to walk a lot and keep lot of time..................

How to reach : It take about 02:47 hours to reach Ramoji Film City from Hyderabad. You can travel here by bus ( regular bus service is provided by Ramoji film city, check website for more details) as well as by your own vechile.

Time required: Atleast one whole day. I covered in one day but if you want to stay near by you can also book your stay. Find details on : https://hotels.ramojifilmcity.com/

Entry fees:Check updated details on : https://booking.ramojifilmcity.com/daytour/packages

For more details click : https://www.ramojifilmcity.com/

Do not have any plan for Hyderabad ? But want to see similar park ?
Have you checked N.D. Studio ?
Check this option too ....click for more details.
N.D. Studio 

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Things to Do in Daman & Silvassa : A Perfect Long weekend destination

Self drive journeys are always fun as they are relaxed and give you more chances to explore. So this time I am giving you one more idea for your long weekends from Mumbai / Pune.....and those places are "Daman and Silvassa" ...a perfect destination for any type of tourist.
Daman is a city in the union territory of Daman and Diu and situated on the west coast of India and very famous for it's Portuguese colonial past. While Silvassa a industrial town situated approximately 30 k.m. from Daman offers various tourist points. Daman can be divided in two parts by the Daman Ganga River known as Nani-daman and Moti-daman. Moti Daman is the best place to explore ruins of Dominican monastery including a beautiful church known as the Basilica of Bom Jesus.The best part of whole trip is exploring this area and surrounding places. You may feel some archaeological monuments are not well kept but still both places are worth visit. 
While on other side Silvassa is a perfect amalgamation of industrialisation and culture. 
So check out some points of interest in these two place with some tips for planning your trip.
1. St Jerome Fort
A huge fort situated in Nani Daman includes various attractions such as church of Our Lady of the Sea and a Jain temple and a beautiful view of the fish market and sea. Enjoy the hustle-bustle and road side food stall around this place.

2. Mirasol Lake Garden
A popular tourist attraction is situated about 1.5 k.m from Devka beach towards Bhimpore. It's a man made park where you can enjoy food , boating and a toy train .It's a beautifully designed and well maintained garden with water body.In night you can enjoy nice lighting here.

3. Jampore Beach & Devka Beach
Daman is famous for it's beaches and most important beaches  are Devka beach and Jampore beach. Devka beach is more commercial while Jampore beach is famous for it's blackish mud-coloured water and water sports. Though I am not much impressed with both the beaches you can still enjoy sunset here.

Also do not forget to take a stroll in Moti Daman area..for more details click here. 

4. Deer Park  and Lion Safari , Silvassa
Situated on the Khanvel Silvassa road, Satmaliya Deer Park is home to Chinkara, Blackbucks & spotted deer and kids will surely love it.This park is situated close to the Vasona Lion Safari which is enclosed wildlife sanctuary and you can spot some Asiatic Lions here. Both the places you have to pay entry fees and also check the timings of parks.

5. Swami Narayan Temple
Swaminarayan temple is a huge temple dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and located at the banks of the river Daman Ganga in Silvassa. It is surrounded by huge and well maintained garden.

6. Dudhni Lake , Silvassa
Dudhni Lake is one of the scenic lake situated approximately 40 kms away from the Silvassa, it is next to  Madhuban Dam & surrounded by small hillocks and greenery . This place is quite unspoiled and you can enjoy a nice boat ride in the lake and can take some good pictures.
With all above mentioned places you can also see Silvassa tribal museum and Vanganga lake garden in Silvassa.

How to Reach - 
Daman is situated approximately 177 k.m from Mumbai and can be reached in approximately three and half hours. While Silvassa is situated at approximately 30 k.m. from Daman. Best way to reach this place is by car or board a train till Udavaa and then take a taxi from Udavada to Daman.
Ideal Days Required- 3 days 2 night ( You can stay in Daman for two nights and can cover Silvassa in one day) 
Best Time to Travel- From October to March
Where to Stay- Lots of options are available and based on your budget you can select hotel.  I stayed in "The Golden Beach Resort " and had a wonderful experience.
What to Eat- Well you will get all type of food here as it's popular tourist location . You can try some Sea Food ( Specifically in Daman ) and can try some local Gujarati Food. As Diu is popular for availability of Alcohol ( as near by state is a dry state) you will find lot of bars and pubs here.
What to Shop- Tribal Arts ,Warli Paintings and local artifacts
Other Things to Do- You can do Udvada, a coastal town renowned for its Zoroastrian Atash Behram and a popular  pilgrimage centre for Zoroastrians the world over. 
Though you might be not able to go inside  the temple , feeling this place and Parsi culture is also a unique experience.Find more details about this place on : https://www.tourmyindia.com/blog/udvada-parsi-village-gujarat/
Do remember to try some Parsi cuisines here. Check more details on http://www.bawibride.com/udvada/
So check your calenders for your long weekends and pack your bags for this long weekend destination as best season to visit this place is just getting started.

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