Travel and Tourism – The CEO Magazine – India https://theceo.in The CEO Magazine: Best Monthly Business Magazine for Business Leaders and Decision Makers Tue, 13 Aug 2019 05:11:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://theceo.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/cropped-TCM-Favicon-2-50x50.jpg Travel and Tourism – The CEO Magazine – India https://theceo.in 32 32 Visit the Spectacular Landscapes of West Bengal to Captivate Your Souls https://theceo.in/2019/08/visit-the-spectacular-landscapes-of-west-bengal-to-captivate-your-souls/ https://theceo.in/2019/08/visit-the-spectacular-landscapes-of-west-bengal-to-captivate-your-souls/#respond Tue, 13 Aug 2019 05:11:57 +0000 https://theceo.in/?p=64230 Visit the Spectacular Landscapes of West Bengal to Captivate Your Souls From the tea draped Himalayan foothills to the steamy mangroves of the Bay of Bengal, West Bengal holds a wide range of wonderful destinations and experiences within a single state. Be it mountains or lush green forests, sea beaches or places for worship, the […]

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From the tea draped Himalayan foothills to the steamy mangroves of the Bay of Bengal, West Bengal holds a wide range of wonderful destinations and experiences within a single state. Be it mountains or lush green forests, sea beaches or places for worship, the state holds all. From the breathtaking views of Darjeeling to the quiet retreats of Siliguri, the diversified physical features of the place make West Bengal one of the most favourite tourist spots. The state is located in the eastern part of India and attracts tourists from across the world.

Flourishing History of West Bengal

Referred to as Vanga in the Mahabharata, this region has a long history predating the Aryan invasion of India. It was a part of the Mauryan Empire in 3rd century BC before being overrun by the Guptas. From 800AD till the 11th century, Palas established their power. At the beginning of the 13th century, Bengal became the part of the Delhi Sultanate and later the Mughals. Thereafter, it fascinated numerous foreign rules, Portuguese in the 16th century, Dutch in 1632, French between 1673-76, Danish in 1676, and British in 1690. The increased influence of the British resulted in conflicts with the Nawab. The battle of Plassey and the battle of Buxar sealed the fate of the Mughal rule. Later, the British brought forth the Dual system of administration, and in 1905, Britishers partitioned Bengal on religion basis. Calcutta remained the British’s capital till 1911. During the independent, Bengal was divided between Indian and Pakistan. India’s share is known as a West Bengal and Pakistan’s share is known as East Pakistan.

From 1960-70, West Bengal witnessed one of the worst religious riots after independence due to the severe power shortages, strikes and a violent Marxist-Naxalite; it destroyed much of the state’s infrastructure. In 1977, the leftist group of India entered in West Bengal’s political scenario and leaded stability in the state. West Bengal later gathered pace after the LPG economic reforms were brought in 1991. Today, the state is one of the most developed states in India.

10 Fascinating Places in West Bengal, You must Visit

Kolkata: “The cultural capital of India” and one of the best places to visit in West Bengal, Kolkata offers a glimpse of what the entire state is about. It has elegant British Raj Buildings, gardens, historic colleges, buzzing nightlife, and delicious foods. It is also famous for the famous cricket stadium Eden Garden.

Darjeeling: A quaint little mountain city of West Bengal, Darjeeling is one of the most famous hill stations in India. The region is blessed with tea-estates, birds of different species, white magnolias and many more. Trekking, river rafting, and bird watching are some of the activities you can do here.

Siliguri: Siliguri present spectacular views of Himalayas’ it is very famous for its tea gardens and thick forests. Kali Mandir, Coronation Bridge, Chilapata Forests and Salugara Monastery are some of the best places to explore in Siliguri.

Hooghly: Famous historical tourist spot in West Bengal, Hooghly is the best option to explore the stories of the past and relive the historic era. Hooghly is reckoned to be the place, where Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Sarda Devi stayed for several years.

Shantiniketan: Well-known as the treasure trove of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Shantiniketan is situated in a small town near Bolpur. Visit this unique tourist destination to seeing the splendid sculpture and paintings of Rabindranath.

Sunderban: Sunderban is the largest delta of the world, and it is a magnificent tangle of mangrove forest that is the only one of its kind in the whole world. Explore Sunderbans through the boat and be ready to get a unique experience.

Kalimpong:  Kalimpong is a lovely hill station and a perfect alternative to be away from the crowd. It has plenty of hills and villages to explore in the vicinity. Kalimpong is also a religious center of Buddhism and has monasteries that hold some rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

 Mandarmani: Famed as the longest drivable beach of the country, Sunderban is the fastest growing tourist destination in West Bengal. It is a perfect spot to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy water sports like surfing, jet skiing and more.

Bankura: With its terracotta temples, dense virgin forests, rolling hills and other amazing scenic spots Bankura is a preferred visiting place of West Bengal. Besides, there is a lake in Mukutmonipur that offers a stunning reflection of the azure sky above making it delightful site to see.

Kurseong: Feel the fresh breeze and scenic beauty in front of your eyes on Kurseong. The peaceful atmosphere with aerial viewpoints, tea gardens, and rich flora and fauna drew the attention of tourists.

How to Reach

By Air: West Bengal has its international airport- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Kolkata. Besides, there are domestic airports at Bagdogra new Siliguri.

By Rail: The state has good railway connectivity; its key stations Howrah railway station and Sealdah railway station.

By Road: West- There is a well planned and extensive road network with national highways and state highways.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit West Bengal is from October to March.

West Bengal is home to different civilizations and cultural diversity with natural charm. There are forests and valleys, picturesque settings and tranquil mountains walk. Make your plan to visit the amazing landscapes of West Bengal to captivate your souls.

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Get a Rejuvenating Holiday by Visiting Enchanting Places in Manipur https://theceo.in/2019/08/get-a-rejuvenating-holiday-by-visiting-enchanting-places-in-manipur/ https://theceo.in/2019/08/get-a-rejuvenating-holiday-by-visiting-enchanting-places-in-manipur/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:33:02 +0000 https://theceo.in/?p=64202 Get a Rejuvenating Holiday by Visiting Enchanting Places in Manipur Famed as the “Switzerland of the East”, Manipur is a North-eastern state of India that makes many jaws drop with its surreal beauty. It is nestled in the slopes of the south-flowing Sub-Himalayan ranges in the northeast of India. Blanked with dense forests and rolling, […]

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Famed as the “Switzerland of the East”, Manipur is a North-eastern state of India that makes many jaws drop with its surreal beauty. It is nestled in the slopes of the south-flowing Sub-Himalayan ranges in the northeast of India. Blanked with dense forests and rolling, the state is one of the most fascinating states of India. And, because of its wealth of flora and fauna, Manipur is described as a ‘flower on lofty heights’. It has unique classical dance forms, delicious cuisines, traditional festivals, sacred shrines, and simple living style. Manipur is prosperous in every sense, be it in the beauty of nature or the culture of the land.

History

The history of Manipur begins with the famous king, Pakhangba who ruled during 33 A.D. Maharaja Bhagyachandra, he died during the 18th century, rose with same valor and fought against the Burmese to protect his land. After the British defeated the Burmese in 1891, the state came under British rule. Manipur has witnessed numerous battles during World War II. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose led the Indian National Army and marched towards Imphal before they were defeated by allied force.

Manipur became an independent state in 1947 when India got independence. The merger of Manipur with India was done on 21st September 1949 when Budhachandra signed an agreement and became the part of the India Dominion.

Culture and Tradition

The culture of Manipur is as exotic and ancient as the state itself. The small state is vibrant with colors and boasts of a flourished culture. You can witness some of its famous festival like Dol Jatra, Rat Jatra, Chumpha, Kwak Jatra, Lai-Haraoba and more.

Dance

For the Manipuri, dance is an integral part of the culture. The common feature of all the dances of the sate is a profound devotion to nature. Khamba-Thoiba is a duet of male and female and modern Manipuri dance form. Ras Lila dance is an epitome of classical Manipuri dance.

Art

The state has an affinity for arts in the form of handlooms and handicrafts; age-old weaving practices are followed through the state mainly by women.

Sport

Sagol Kangjei is the most popular traditional sport that is said to be the origin of modern-day polo when the British learned to play during 19s.

Cuisine

Manipuri recipes include some authentic and delicious foods. As the people of Manipur are lovers of rice and fish, their staple diet is rice with fish. Some delicacies of Manipur are Kabok, Yongchaak Singju, Morok Atekpa Metpa, Peanut Brinjal Fry to name few.

Language

Manipuri is the official language of the state; The Meiteilon language is the part of the Kuki-Chin group of language that falls in the Burma-Tibetan family.

Best Places to Visit

Imphal: The scenic city, Imphal is located at the center of the beautiful Manipur valley. The dense forests, sprawling grasslands will make you feel like you are in heaven. It has Sirohi National Park, Loktak Lake, Jama Masjid and many more.

Bishnupur: Famed as a holy land, Bishnupur is one of the most famous cities for its natural beauty and places of worship. Here, the ancient temples reflect the rich culture and its architectural excellence. Dal Madol, Susunia Pahar, Radha Shyam Temple are some places to explore.

Senapati: Senapati is especially favored by nature; its 80% of the land is covered by dense forests and has hills, streams, gorges, and rivers. Some amazing palaces to explore here include Liyai, Purul, Makhel Cave and more.

Andor: A small village, Ador holds something that has always fascinated visitors. It is mostly because of artistry, you can take a peek at the history of it when you visit Andro Gramshang. Selloi Langmai Ecological Park, Kaina Temple, Andro Shantheil Natural Park are some amazing places to visit.

Churachandpur: The second largest town in the state, Churachandpur is located amidst hillocks and valleys. Explore the rich cultural diversity of the place and visit Ngaloi Falls, Tipaimukh, Toglon Cave.

Khongjom: Khongjom pays a tribute to the military because, the revered major general, Paona Brajabashi with his troops fought with the British during their reign. There is a memorial built in the memory of the brave fighters. Here, Khonghom War Memorial is the must-visit place.

Kangla: Situated along the banks of the Imphal River, Kangal fort is one of the most important historical sites of Manipur. It houses several important archaeological remains.

Kakachin: If you are interested in exploring lands and crops then this agricultural town is the best choice. It has a large number of temples like Viswanath Mandir, Narasingha Mandir to name a few.

Dzukou Valley: Experience the enthralling landscapes of Dzukou Valley to create a lifetime memory. It is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts; take a five-hour trek route to explore the pristine nature at this valley.

How to Reach

By Air- There is an airport in Imphal connected with major domestic cities.

By Train- The nearest railway station is in Dimapur and connected with famous cities.

By Road- The road network is very decent and is accessible to different nearer places.

The best time to visit Manipur is winter from October to March. So hurry up, plan your vacation in Manipur and have a peaceful and refreshing vacation. You will enjoy the richness of tradition and art of the state.

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E-Cell, IIM Kashipur conducted its flagship entrepreneurship event, Uttishtha’18, on 6th October, 2018 https://theceo.in/2018/10/e-cell-iim-kashipur-conducted-its-flagship-entrepreneurship-event-uttishtha18-on-6th-october-2018/ https://theceo.in/2018/10/e-cell-iim-kashipur-conducted-its-flagship-entrepreneurship-event-uttishtha18-on-6th-october-2018/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:32:08 +0000 https://theceo.in/?p=60846 Press Release E-Cell, IIM Kashipur conducted its flagship entrepreneurship event, Uttishtha’18, on 6th October, 2018. The theme of this year’s event was “A decade of Disruption -Future Scope”. In the past decade we have seen several start-ups disrupting the way we see and conduct businesses. The Olas, Facebooks and Airbnbs of the world have shown us […]

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E-Cell, IIM Kashipur conducted its flagship entrepreneurship event, Uttishtha’18, on 6th October, 2018. The theme of this year’s event was “A decade of Disruption -Future Scope”. In the past decade we have seen several start-ups disrupting the way we see and conduct businesses. The Olas, Facebooks and Airbnbs of the world have shown us how start-ups can become unicorns without investing in actual assets. Uber, the world’s largest taxi company does not own any vehicle; Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner does not create any content; Alibaba, the world’s most valuable retailer has no inventory. These startups have relied on network effects to build their worth and have succeeded with that model. A panel discussion was conducted on this topic and esteemed guests of the event discussed how budding entrepreneurs can also take advantage of network effects and create valuable businesses.

Another highlight of the event was keynote speakers. Esteemed guests from all over India, who have found success in their entrepreneurial journey, were invited to the event to share valuable insights on their journey and the problems they faced on their way to becoming a successful entrepreneur. The guest list included heavyweights such as Das Gautam, Co-Founder – Oorjan;Jasveer Singh, Founder -Qik Rooms (Forbes 30 under 30);Preksha Kaparwan, Co-Founder & CMO – RealBox.ai;Rishikesh S R, Co-Founder – Rapido;Shineel, Founder – The House of Artisans; Suresh Reddy, Founder – BrightCom Group.

E-Cell, IIM Kashipur embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of IIM Kashipur. It has evolved over the years with great success stories and is credited with having more than 15 successful startups under its wing. They recently registered their very own Incubation Centre – Foundation for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development (FIED) at IIM Kashipur. The six thrust areas of the incubation center are Agritech, Cleantech, Logistics, Travel and Tourism, Social Entrepreneurship and Fintech. With the setting up of their own Incubation Centre, E-cell, IIM Kashipur looks forward to help more budding entrepreneurs and incubate more startups in the future.

This time, E-Cell collaborated with JanhitJagran for its B-Plan competition. It’s an initiative by DainikJagran and is currently accepting entries for ideas and social enterprises that address the challenges in 7 key development domains – education, health, women empowerment, poverty alleviation, water, environment and human resource management.

To apply, visit http://www.janhitjagran.com/; applications close October 30th, 2018.

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