Mesh Saptahij – A small city located on the left bank of river Yamuna in North Bengal is counted among the most sacred cities and it was here that Buddha attained Nirvana. The city has been a hotspot of pilgrimage for Hindus all over India. On both religious and non-religious days, devotees visit this city to catch a glimpse of the imposing memorials constructed in memory of Lord Buddha. There are many Buddhist monasteries in the city which provide them much-needed peace and solace.
The major attractions located in and around the city are the BTS Sky-train, Deccan Gymkhana and Bharat Mata Temple. These religious destinations have always attracted tourists from all across India. Tourists also flock to the city to catch a glimpse of the stunning beauty of the nature surrounding the city. The natural beauty and the peaceful atmosphere make it a perfect place for meditation and tranquility.
The second largest beach of the city is Dokki Beach. This beach is surrounded by several lush green trees making it look very picturesque. The beach is not only popular among tourists, but it also draws local fisherman and yachtsmen. Tourists can sit back and sun bath while watching the fishermen bringing home their catch.
Further down is the Nayak Beach, a very popular spot for sun bathing. It is situated opposite to Dokki beach. The sea in and around Nayak Beach is quite rough but is worth trying. It also has a restaurant which serves seafood delicacies to those who want to indulge. There is a wide variety of water sports facilities available at Nayak Beach. These include snorkeling, banana boat ride, Para-sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and waterskiing etc.
Those who wish to shop till they drop can head to Silom Road. This street has been called as the “Chinese Cross Street” owing to the large number of Chinese restaurants. Most of these restaurants sell English foods like burgers, hot dogs, pizza etc. Some of the local street food is also very tasty. Eating out in Silom Road is a fun and it is recommended that one night should be enough to explore the city and its offerings.
The best time to visit the beaches of Singapore is the end of July to the beginning of August. At this time, all the water bodies like Huang Ma Tei, Eun Morning and tide rise making for excellent photo opportunities. You can also head to the northern part of the island if you are feeling adventurous. The hill station of Pulau Ubin, on the other hand, provides splendid mountain views from its perch on the highest peak. The cool climate of the place makes it an ideal holiday destination for all those who love hiking.