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10 Truly Amazing Places You Should Visit in India

10 Truly Amazing Places You Should Visit in India

There are infinite reasons on why you need to visit India once in your life time. From breathtaking views to religious destinations, you will want to wet your feet in every nook and corner of India. Possibly, you’ll also manage to find your inner peace and spirituality there, but what we know for sure is these experiences will go down in memory lane.

Traveling in India also provides you with various options to choose from. From national daily flights to India’s nation-wide car rental Bookcab, you can go from place-to-place easily. But, if you are having a hard time deciding on places that you need to visit on this trip to India, you’re in luck. We have sorted some awe-inspiring places that will make your visit all worth your time and money, just so that you can make up your mind easily for your next rendezvous.

Check out the 10 truly amazing places you should visit in India.

1. Islands of Lakshadweep

Island of Lakswadeep

    One of the loveliest places in India, famous for the water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving, the Lakshadweep Islands feed both your adventurous self and peace-loving soul. The serene blue water and green island that homes you in your vacation is no less than a piece of heaven on Earth.

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    2. Varanasi

    Varanasi

      Banaras or Varanasi is the holy city of India for people of different religions including Hindu, Buddhist and Jain. One of the oldest cities in south Asia, Banaras unravels a number of ghats (river banks), known as burning ghats, which are also recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      3. The Ladakh Lakes

      The ladakh lakes

        Home to some of the spectacular lakes with clear blue water and stunning views, Ladakh can awaken your inner nature-lover in the blink of an eye. The lakes situated at the height of 4,350m change their forms every other hour to show how beautifully nature paints itself. Make sure you take your significant other to show the epitome of your romantic side which is obviously brought out by the mesmerizing beauty of these lakes.

        4. Kanha National Park

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        Kanha national park

          You’ve never visited India if you’ve never seen a Royal Bengal Tiger. You can cross this off your bucket list by visiting the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, which happens to be one of the largest national parks that homes large number of Bengal tigers. Noted widely for the rich wild life and dense forests, this park is a must-see to know more about the wildlife of India.

          5. Kerala Backwaters

          Kerela Backwaters

            Often referred to as “God’s own country,” Kerala is situated at the Arabian Sea coast and has five lakes, canals and rivers to cover half of the state with water. Water connects several towns and cities in Kerala, which makes backwater cruising a hip culture there. Be sure to enjoy the trips in backwater lagoons and unique aquatic life that Kerala offers in your next visit to India.

            6. Temples at Bhubaneswar

            Temples at Bhubaneswar

              City of Temples, Bhubaneshwar is considered one of the holiest places in India as there are more than 600 Hindu temples located in the city. Take some time and visit the famous temples, like Lingaraj temple, Puri Jagannath temple, and many more whenever you feel spiritual or curious about Hindu religion.

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              7. The Taj Mahal

              Taj Mahal

                Located in the city of Agra, the Taj Mahal is globally considered as one of the seven man-made wonders in the world. Among many reasons to see Taj Mahal, one is the magic of architectural excellence that Ustad Ahmad Lahauri has managed to spell upon this piece of art. Taj Mahal is also epic as it was built as a gift of love to his deceased wife Mumtaz by the then Mughal Emperor Saha Jahan in 1962. Taj Mahal still houses the tomb of Mumtaz.

                8. Goa

                Goa

                  The smallest state in India known for its rich tourism, thanks to the exotic beaches and intricate architecture, Goa is the place to go in your next India visit. The stunning white-sand beaches, the vast range of Indian and international cuisines, the flora and fauna, there are many things to see and experience in Goa. Whether you like water sports, getting a good suntan on the beach or walking the town to see brilliant architectures, it’s your call, but you shouldn’t miss visiting Goa at any cost.

                  9. Tea Gardens in Darjeeling

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                  Tea garden in Darjeeling

                    Among a large range of attractions that Darjeeling offers, their green tea gardens in the hills is what stands out the most. Although you can go for rafting, trekking or hiking when you are in Darjeeling, the experience of sipping quality tea at the top of the hill while looking at the vast greenery of the tea garden is what feels exotic.

                    10. Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim

                    Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim

                      Situated at an altitude of 12,000 feet and above, Tsomgo Lake can awe-strike you with its fantastic views and if you are lucky enough, you can get to see the lake freeze and walk on top of it. Although you need to trek to the lake, all the hardships become worthwhile when you reach to the tranquil that serene and beautiful Tsomgo lake provides.

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                      How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                      How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                      Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                      To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                      Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                      1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                      Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                      Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                      To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                      2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                      Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                      If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                      Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                      3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                      Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                      Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                      4. Feed Your Brain

                      Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                      This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                      Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                      Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                      5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                      According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                      Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                      Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                      6. Write it Down

                      If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                      It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                      You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                      7. Listen to Music

                      Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                      8. Visual Concepts

                      In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                      Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                      Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                      9. Teach Someone Else

                      Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                      Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                      10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                      Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                      So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                      Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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