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7 Places In India With Interesting Stories Behind Their Names

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Here are some places with interesting names and even more interesting story behind them.

7 Places In India With Interesting Stories Behind Their Names:

  1. Kempty Falls, Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)
  2. Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
  3. Betaab Valley, Pahalgam (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Kudremukh (Karnataka)
  5. Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  6. Havelock Island (Andaman & Nicobar)
  7. Lake Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand)

1. Kempty Falls - Got Its Name From British Tea Parties

Kempty Falls - Got Its Name From British Tea Partiessource: wikimedia.org

This place got its name from the British tea parties and the camping that used to be a summer routine. Located at the footsteps of the falls, the pond is a huge enclosure formed naturally by the stream. Hotel Padmini Nivas is a mountain resort town located at 6200 feet in the Himalayan foothills with spectacular view of snow mountain and Doon valley and the Shivalik hills.

Gaurav Kumar from Delhi talks about comfortable stay at Hotel Padmini Nivas. He says: "I visited this abode with my family. We appointed two Deluxe Suites for one night. Both the suites were classy, with fireplace, active area, alteration area, added beds, ample bathrooms and a alcazar like feeling. Restaurant prices are reasonable because we are at a day-tripper place. Free Wifi was great. Location is a big big advantage. You ascend some 90 meters from the auberge and you're on the Mall Road."

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2. Dhuandhar Falls - For The Vapour-Like Fog It Creates

Dhuandhar Falls - For The Vapour-Like Fog It Createssource: mouthshut.com

This waterfall among Marble Rocks got its name from the vapour-like shower it produces. Stay here during a full-moon night, you will absolutely love it. The Narmada Jackson hotel dates back to the colonial British Raj era in the nineteenth century. Owned and managed by the British during pre – independence days, the rooms are elegantly designed. 

Hemil Upadhyay from Ahmedabad has this to say about his stay at Narmada Jackson. He says: "This is the only one 5 star hotel in Jabalpur I can see with best facilities and amenities. The stay was pleasant experience. Rooms were pretty big almost like a suit, well decorated with antique looking furniture. Food in restaurant is good and especially the breakfast was very tasty with varieties of food. Pool facing rooms are quiet and big in size."

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3. Betaab Valley - Named After A Bollywood Film

Betaab Valley - Named After A Bollywood Filmsource: go2india.in

This valley in Kashmir got this name from the popular movie Betab which starred Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh and went on to gain a cult following. The Pahalgam hotel is known for its rejuvenating and a wholesome tasty cuisine. The rooms provide a splendid view of the river and snow clad mountains.

Deepak Kukreja from New Delhi talks about his perfect vacation stay at Pahalgam Hotel. He says: “Well I was so astonished when I visited first time. Environment surrounded by natural beauty, running water, mountain view. Everything seemed to me that I was drifting straight beneath shelter of heaven. Had an quick access when it came to services, very prompt I think. Kashmiri food was as delicious as mom made at home. Overall I had a blast connecting with these thoughtful people.”

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4. Kudremukh - Resembles A Horse's Mouth

Kudremukh - Resembles A Horse's Mouthsource: worthview.com

Kudremukh translates into horse's mouth in Kannada. The peak resembles the face of a horse. Coffee Gudda is a exotic homestay set in 16 acres of lush coffee plantations and to complete the picture a river flows by its side. The Kudremukh range lies in the backdrop and numerous waterfalls dotting the area.

Prashob shares his sublime experience of staying at Coffee Gudda. He says: “I stayed in Coffee Gudda Homestay. The overall home stay was very good. The services of the home stay staffs were good and helpful. The home stay food was good and tasty. The home stay rooms were good and spacious with all amenities. The appearance of the home stay was good. The check in and check out process was done on time. The Jeep was provided by home stay as we cannot take bus to that place.”

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5. Nohkalikai Waterfalls - The Mythical Tale Of A Woman's Fall

Nohkalikai Waterfalls - The Mythical Tale Of A Woman's Fallsource: easyvivek.wordpress.com

According to the legend a local woman Kalikai who remarried was horrified to discover that her new husband disliked her daughter. One day he killed and cooked her flesh, Kalikai after lunch discovered her daughter’s finger in the basket. Distraught with grief she jumped off a tall cliff. It is this 'fall of Kalikai' that has lent to Cherrapunji one of its prime attractions.

The Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort is a family run nature resort. You can enjoy treks and walk to the Living Roots Bridge or go swimming in the mountain streams. It's located on the last hills of India, and you can see the Sylhet plains when you look down. At night, you can see the village fires from the resort.

Manish Paul from Kolkata his experience of staying at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort. He says: “The Cherra resort(in short) is a place to stay where from you can identify the speciality of Cherrapunjee. The ambiance of the hotel is superb. There will be no question about food and service. The resort is being operated by all ladies staffs, those are dedicated to serve the guest. As the hotel is situated in a remote place, you will be facilitated in several way like free internet in house paying arrangement for kids, library etc. I myself, my wife and son of 10 years enjoyed the Cherra resort immensely. You will get a picturesque of Cherrapunjee from the courtyard of the resort. The resort will arrange for everything required for you to know the Cherrapunjee including trekking to double living root bridge point which is unknown to common Cherrapunjee visitors.”

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6. Havelock Islands - Named After A British General Henry Havelock

Havelock Islands - Named After A British General Henry Havelocksource: flickr - Joseph Jayanth

The island is named after the British general Henry Havelock and the tribal population here declined post colonization by Britishers. Over time, this place became one of the favourite spots of the British officer when they needed some time off.

The Barefoot at Havelock Jungle Resort is set amid rainforest and tropical fruit trees behind a pristine 2 km white-sand stretch. The resort has 19 beautifully designed wood and thatch cottages and villas where you can relax and rejuvenate.

Sonal Goel shares about her fabulous stay at Barefoot at Havelock Jungle Resort .She says: “You can feel the love that's gone into building the property at Barefoot. Each and every aspect has been taken care of in great detail. The Nicobari cottages are a must stay for anyone visiting Havelock. In a place like Andamans where one may have a challenge at times with basic things like cleanliness, Barefoot clearly stands out by taking care of everything for you. It offers the most relaxing vacation anybody could look out for and the staff were well-aware and extremely courteous too.”

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7. Bhimtal - Named After Bhima, One Of The Pandavas

Bhimtal - Named After Bhima, One Of The Pandavassource: pixhdawesom.com

This place is named after Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers and legend has it that during their banishment, Bhima built a Shiva temple here. The place is also believed to have been a point in the famed Silk Route.

The Lake Village Resort lies in the quaint valley facing the lake, The gazebo is built aesthetically in traditional Kumaoni style of architecture and the huts extends the warmth and feel of living in a true log hut up in the mountains.

Ranjith Raghavan from Chennai talks the excellent service at Lake Village Resort. He says: “The location was close to the lake and we could view from the room. The service was excellent and hotel staffs were very professional. Activities like Trampoline, boating and games were arranged. The hotel arranged vehicle for sightseeing purposes and we had been for tiger sanctuary.”

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