The ideal flight time for me is 4-5 hours and looking on the world map, there are a host of warm, luxurious and relaxing destinations within that flying time. Shame, none of the travel companies like Best at Travel, Kuoni, Virgin Holidays, Letsgo2 or Holiday Hypermarket ever consider that. You end up searching these sites for hours with a highly confused state of mind. Having been through this, I decided to post a little research for those facing the same dilemma as me.
Sukhna Lake is another notable spot for the tourists. The tourists can enjoy different types of water activities like boating, canoeing and others. It is a trendy picnic spot and most of the tourists like to spend the entire day in this spot.
The Italian assault was called off and Alexander virtually admitted failure by a broadcast to the partisans on November 17 1944.The partisans were asked to call of large scale operations and go on the defensive. Credit must go to the German army under Kesselring which fought to retain the line against the allies. It was definitely a great rear guard action. It gave Hitler precious time to prolong the war. But the fact remains that for the allies this was a low key theater and the aim was perhaps to just tie down the German forces so that Ike could advance across France.
The Allies commander was general later Field Marshal Harold Alexander. He had under him the British eight Army and the United States Fifth Army. There were also troops of The British Join Indian Army. Kesselring had the German 14th army and the tenth army. including 14 panzer corps and 1 parachute corps. He had withdrawn to North Italy and was holding a line called the Gothic line. The Allies hoped to breach this line and throw the Germans back.
Manohar Malgonkar was born in 1912 and had his education at Bombay where he graduated in English and Sanskrit. Manohar could trace his lineage to the royal family with roots in Goa and after graduation he took to big game hunting and also shot 8 tigers. But he soon gave up the sport and became a staunch conservationist of wild life.
The British ruled India for a long time and their most favourite place of residence was the hill stations. Lansdowne forms the rather quiet location for the British, unlike other hill stations. Cottages built by the British have now been transformed by the locals into hotels providing comfortable accommodation for the tourists. Fairydale is one such Landsowne resort. With 5 rooms, the place provides a living experience of that of the Britons. The cottage is built of wood, and the rooms have been transformed to places of function for the hotel. The resort is known for its food outsourced to outdoor caterers. The place was built in the year 1912, and it will be completing 100 years in 2012.
There are not very fancy restaurants in Lansdowne, but at the main market you will find many small restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines. Two well frequented eating places are the Hotel Zayaka for its Momos and Hotel Mayur is well known for its paranthas so go ahead and try them!