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Raipur Travel Guide – Visit The Historic City

Raipur is the capital of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It has both historical and archaeological importance. It was ruled by the Satawahana kings until 3rd century AD and then it went into the hands of the Gutpas who dominated till 6th century. The archaeological excavations of the city bring out the glorious past of this place.

Raipur is situated in plains and is referred to as the rice bowl of India. Vast varieties of rice are grown at this place. The River Mahanadi flows through this city making it fertile and has dense forests in the southern part. Raipur has tropical wet and dry climate with moderate temperature all through the year. The summer months of March to June are extremely hot and it is better to avoid those times to make tourist visits. The winters are mild and pleasant making it ideal for tourist activities.

Raipur has Swami Vivekananda Airport which is one of the busiest airports in Central India. The airport is located at a distance of about 15 km from the city center. Since the city is situated on the route from Mumbai to Howrah, many important trains pass through that connecting it with all major Indian cities. There are eight railway stations in the city apart from the major railway station, Raipur Junction. They are WRS Colony Railway Station, Urkura Railway Station, Mandhar Railway Station, Saraswati Railway Station, Sarona Railway Station, Telibandha Terminal and Mana. The national highways NH 6, NH 43, NH 200, NH 217 and NH 12 A connect Raipur with other Indian cities.

Raipur City Bus Limited runs city bus service for intra city travel. The auto rickshaws, tuk tuk and cars and taxis are also used for the transportation within the city. Being the major commercial center of Central India, many business people visit the city and it serves as regional hub for trade and commerce, agriculture being the prominent industry.

Some of the places of interest in Raipur are Mahant Ghasidas Museum, Guru Tegh Museum, Nanadavan, Pukhauti Muktangan Museum, Vivekananda Sarovar, Shaheed Smarak Bhavan, Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Water World Resort and Nagar Ghadi.

Raipur is a hub for clothes and you can buy the best garments at cheap prices here at Pandri Market. Chhattisgarh mall is another place where you can buy souvenirs. Some of the good restaurants in Raipur are found in Phool Chowk, Sadar Bazaar and Mahaveer Thali Jail Road. Some good hotels are located closer to airport. For finding out the best Raipur hotels and Raipur restaurants go through the right Raipur travel guide.

There are also some attractions around Raipur and if you want to visit them you have to plan a week’s visit. Some of them are Chitrakoot Falls, Indravati National Park, Amarkantak, Dongargarh, Kanha National Park, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhoramdeo Temple. During your stay at Raipur, you can visit the 5D theatres here. It is one of the very few Indian cities having that type of theatre and they are located in Magneto Mall, City Mall 36 and CG City Center. Enjoy your days!

I Am Tired of Being Misled While Traveling – I Need Only the Best Travel Guides!

This is why airports always seem to have the highest concentration of annoyed people. Travel agents, tourist maps and offers, hotel mix ups, delayed flights and cancellations, all of these things happen on a regular basis and seem to automatically toss an unwelcomed wrench into the vacation plans of those that have come to need their private get-a-way. Finding the best travel guides has become quite the strenuous chore recently, but with a little help from me, you will be well on your way to Cancun without all of the expected travel mishaps that are caused by some travel agents’ not doing their jobs.

I would say that the best course of action would be to log onto the internet and compare all of the deals that a quick search on Google would bring up, but this might be where all of your troubles begin. Finding the best travel guides online has become an incredibly tricky endeavor lately with all of the scam artists that seem to have taken refuge there lately. However, I am not going to say that logging onto the internet in search for the best travel guides is a bad idea, it is just a matter of what to look for. There is a trust that any travel places in their travel guides simply cannot be violated, a sacred trust that must be maintained, lest their reputations will begin to precede them in ways that is, well, less than reputable.

This they know, the scam artists, I mean, and that is why they never use the same website twice. Switching their hosting servers, their URLs, even their business names in order to fool their potential customers has become rather common place for these crooks, making them extremely hard to point out. That is why the only businesses that you can really trust are those that already have a standing reputation for good service, and this requires years of public use and exposure in order to accumulate.

Finding the best travel guides on the internet can be difficult, but when it comes right down to it, it is a matter of researching these companies before using their services that eliminates the real traveling threat. In short, the real threat to your vacations sanity lies within your ability to spend the time needed to find whether or not your chosen company is really who they say they are.

Dog Travel Guide to New York

Suzy the Shih Tzu and I have been scouring the country, checking out all the top pet friendly traveling destinations. Finally we got the chance to head back to a long time favorite, New York City! The atmosphere and energy, the restaurants, the shopping! What more could a girl and her dog want in a big city?

Stay

Accommodation opportunities abound in New York, with a never-ending supply of fine hotels to choose from. We got ourselves a nice and cozy room at the W New York Union Square located at 201 Park Ave S, New York. It is a dog friendly chain of hotels and close to an off-leash park. The hotel has a historical significance and the building was considered a landmark in 1911. It was famous as the Guardian Life Building. It was a beautiful experience especially because I got to sleep on a down feather bed with custom pillow-topped mattress, and 350-thread count Egyptian cotton blend linens. It was like a dream come true. Suzy got a similar treatment though her bed was much smaller. Suzy enjoyed every moment from the energy of the fitness center, to the ethereal view of New York from our balcony.

FEE: I paid $100 one time fee. If you have two dogs then you will be required to pay $25 additional fee for the second dog.

You can check out some other dog friendly hotels in New York like:

” Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers: 811 7th Avenue on 53rd St

” Sofitel Hotel: 45 West 44th Street

” Soho Grand Hotel: 310 West Broadway

” Swissotel NY -The Drake: 440 Park Avenue

” The Muse: 130 West 46th Street

” The Westin New York at Times Square: 270 West 43rd Street

” Tribeca Grand Hotel: 2 Avenue of the Americas

Play

Suzy’s favorite activity by far was the Brooklyn Bridge Self-Guided Walk. The bridge is absolutely awe inspiring especially at 5am in the morning just before the sunrise. I have never come across a more beautiful sight and the standing there all by myself at the center of the bridge – nothing but the smell of freshness and the echo of the morning breeze. The sign of the New York skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge was beholding. I walked the entire length of the bridge with Suzy on the wooden walkway that has been kept elevated over the traffic. It took me 40 minutes to cover the bridge and Suzy did it twice in the same time. She loved the walk and the breeze and barked at the small cruises that whizzed under the bridge.

Of course we spent quite a bit of time hanging out at Central Park and Suzy loved every minute of it. Central Park is a designated off-leash area from 9 pm until 9 am daily and Suzy relished the chance to run freely. She loved hanging out at the Shakespeare Garden and made quite a few friends. Another great area for dog socializing is “Dog Hill”. Suzy made so many new playmates it was almost impossible to get her to leave. Dog Hill is located near Central Park West and 79th Street (north of 79th Street.)

Another great New York dog park is the Washington Square Park at W 4th St and Waverly Pl. There are two separate dog runs here. One is for smaller dogs like Suzy and the other is for larger dogs. That was great for her as she had a wonderful run with some Maltese’s and Chow Chow’s.

Some of the other good dog parks in New York include:

1. Tompkins Square Park: 500 E 9TH St

2. Madison Square Park: 25th St at Madison Ave

Katies Kitty: 170 East 83 Street

I had to leave Suzy here for a day to go to Manhattan to meet a dear friend who is not really comfortable around dogs. Suzy had such a great time that once I returned; she was not really willing to go back to the hotel with me. I guess I can owe that to the caring and friendly staff at Katies Kitty. Their kennels are special because they arrange homes for pets with a proper family and not the traditional kennel system. As a result my Suzy got the same affection that a family can provide and she was fed well and taken care of.

Eat

Boat Basin Café: W 79th St, New York
Suzy has a weakness for good food and boats. So when we went to the Boat basin café, she was more excited than any dog out there. I think this is the most dog-friendly place in the city of New York and is an unusual place. The café is riddled with history and has a vaulted stone ceiling that will remind you of the Victorian era. There is a huge veranda that overlooks the docks, and from here the New Jersey skyline looks absolutely mesmerizing. At the end of the day, I was intoxicated by the cocktails and Suzy was intoxicated by the experience.

Shop

There is no dearth of pet stores in New York and they have designer stores for pets too. A favorite for pampered pets like Suzy is Trixie and Peanuts at 23 E 20th St. There always up on the latest dog fashion trends and Suzy loves being able to try the items on. We got her a great new sweater for fall and a gorgeous Hampton carrier for all her travels. They had the cutest dog Halloween costumes on display. Suzy really wanted to be a little devil, fitting I suppose.

Some of the stores we frequent in New York include:

1. Whiskers Holistic Pet Products: 235 E 9th Street. They sell mostly natural and organic pet food. They have mostly home cooked meals for pets, which I think is great for all kinds of pets.

2. Furry Paws: 141 Amsterdam Avenue.

3. Ralph Lauren: 867 Madison Avenue

4. Tiffany & Co: 727 5th Avenue

5. Saks Fifth Avenue: 611 5th Avenue