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Dilip Sen
Male, Age Range: 55 +, Ranked 113 in Kolkata, India
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Puri Hotel Puri
Posted: 4 weeks ago
3.2
rating
960 People reviewed this Hotel View all reviews
I stayed from 08/08/2015 to 10/08/2015. Asked to arrange transport from railway station, they... .. I stayed from 08/08/2015 to 10/08/2015. Asked to arrange transport from railway station, they didn't. Asked for room except ground floor, they did not provide. Ground floor rooms are menace with insects and mosquito. They say to give music channel but don't follow. Front office behaviour is mastan- like and rough. Advise not to go for Puri Hotel. Room service not available when you require. More » « Hide
 
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Kolkata to Kochi (Cochin)
Posted: Apr 3, 2015
4.00
rating
Normal tour, we booked A/C 3 tier seats. Co-passengers were good and modest. But during journey..... Normal tour, we booked A/C 3 tier seats. Co-passengers were good and modest. But during journey we felt inconvenience in food, which was not included in tickets, so we had to purchase. Otherwise it was okay. Latrine and wash room was cleansed at stations. But so far timing in travel it was late by more than 3 hours to reach Ernakulam though it started from Howrah in time. In some stations unauthorised people also dared to travel in our coach, though it was in daytime only. But they did not disturb the travellers. More » « Hide
9 helpful votes
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Lakshadweep, Lakshadweep
Posted: Apr 3, 2015
Lakshadweep is bunches of islands, most of which are not permitted to Tourists. Some of the..... Lakshadweep is bunches of islands, most of which are not permitted to Tourists. Some of the islands where only Indian tourists are taken on a voyage by SPORTS on a huge Luxurious ship from Ernakulam of Kerala are Minicoy, kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kadamat, Foreign tourists are only allowed at Bangaram island. Because of restricted tourist permissions the islands are virgin and not crowded. That is the speciality why Lakshadweep draws attraction of tourists. Generally except rainy season one can go there but suggest to take the tour in winter, when weather is charming and no day is lost from enjoyment. We are a couple of 62 years and 60 years of age, so took one voyage in January. Our cabin was fully AC and all meals from Bed tea to Dinner was served and included in the package cost of Rs. 22, 000/- per person. The ship sails throughout night and in daytime. After a course of Breakfast on board tourists are taken to any island for free movement and activities. At the entry of any island, coconut water is served as welcome drink and then left for enjoyment on Beaches. Beaches are full of water sports and other marine activities. Lunch is also served there. Local fishes like Tuna is very palatable. We took part in most of the water sports like Boating, Canoeing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Water Biking, etc and enjoyed lots and lots of fun even at our age of more than sixty years. Fantastic experience in Blue Lagoons and sandy Beaches. None is there to disturb you, rather local people are always at your service. They showed us their originality in performing Lava Dances. This was amazing and beautifully narrated. Women participation in development activities was demonstrated by local Panchayat female head. That brought us pride as Indians. The enjoyment in land areas during daytime of the islands are not faded away after return to the main ship in the evening. We, all the tourists, 42 in number share our experience daily during Dinner at ship. We also danced imitating the Lava Dances, sung Hindi songs mixing with local Lava songs tunes. In all, the whole tour was a fine experience in life and an unforgettable one. More » « Hide
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Sheshnag Lake, Amarnath
Posted: Mar 23, 2015
7.00
rating
2 People reviewed this Sightseeing View all reviews
Streams oozing out of Snow clad mountains to assemble at a huge lake called Seshnag. Legend says..... Streams oozing out of Snow clad mountains to assemble at a huge lake called Seshnag. Legend says that Lord Shiva had severed all his belongings and snake ornaments here. That is why it is called Sesh Naga. More » « Hide
2 helpful votes, 2 Readers
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Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir
Posted: Mar 23, 2015
From Udhampur where we met all the participating pilgrims, we went to Pahelgram via Patnitop. We..... From Udhampur where we met all the participating pilgrims, we went to Pahelgram via Patnitop. We stayed one night at Patnitop. This was a great experience and the weather, hotel ambience, solitary vast fields with greeneries and various colours of flowers mesmerised us. Next morning proceeded towards Pahelgram. Here, we experienced tough military and police checks every now and then within our bus as well as some entry points, this was due to security reasons. At last check point 2 km from Pahelgram we had to get down from bus for body check and good check also. Suddenly rain started and we had to stand under open sky as there was no shelter. However thinking a long and religious pilgrimage we undertook happily this sufferings as a good grace of God. Next morning started for Chandanwari, where passes and luggages were checked. This pass / permit is issued by Sri Amarnath-ji Shrine board 2 months ahead of journey. Then started the treck to Amarnath. Everybody shouted Jai Shri Amarnath- ji and Jai Bhole Nath and proceeded. On first day of trek, we had to cross PIssu Top (3377 meter) after 3 km from Chandanwadi. Then after another 5 km trek we reached Sheshnag. Oh ! what a beautiful scenery of mountains with white snow clad and from these white snows several streams are losing out towards a huge lake and that lake is Sheshnag. We halted night at Sheshnag tent accommodation which was previously arranged by our travel company. Throughout the journey several Seva Pratisthan / NGOs arrange food stalls, medical camps to serve free to the pilgrims. In tent tea and tiffin and at 8 pm dinner was served. Though at this high altitude nothing mentionable could be arranged for food but it was taken deliciously. Next morning after tea and light tiffin started from Sheshnag, today our destination is Panchtarni and on the way we crossed Mahagunas. Legend says that there was a fierce battle between demons and gods and here demons tried to kill Gods by throwing heavy stones from this peak. Today also these stones are rolling from different corners and travellers are to take extra caution to avoid them. After another 8 km from Mahagunas we reached Panchtarni. The whole journey is marvellous and full scenic mountain beauty as if Lord Shiva is welcoming all pilgrims to dare all evils to come to him. At Panchtarni the same type of tent arrangement and food we got. Here at dinner khichdi was served. At cold wave of strong mountain wind this Khichdi was palatable like Amrita. Next day after a hot bath we started for the holy cave and after 4 hours with Shiva Mantra chants and Bhakti at heart we lastly arrived at the foot of the shrine. A long queue was there. We did not mind it and slowly and gradually walked through snow ridden path towards ultimate God. Here we felt how benevolent and helpful are our Jawans of Indian Military and BSF. Whenever any pilgrim is pained or feeling tired they are everywhere to take charge of the pilgrims. However at last we came in front of the Snow Lingam, a huge lingam formed naturally. Beside there are Parvati and Ganesha all formed of snow. We closed our eyes to devote full of mind, heart and gyana at the feet of almighty. More » « Hide
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