Bangaluru has a Hanusha E-Sports gaming lounge

The Hanusha E-Sports lounge in Indiranagar opened its doors to gamers in Bengaluru on October 12, 2019. The Hanusha E-Sports lounge is the largest gaming facility in India and offers an end to end, immersive gaming experience, on the latest GeForce GPUs of NVIDIA. The vast 7000 square feet space can accommodate up to 150 people, offering an esports arena, a room for tournament casting, and a cafe. It can also host both online, multiplayer, and LAN gaming competitions.

Esports and gaming enthusiasts will enjoy the Hanusha experience, from the technology to the ambiance, size, and infrastructure. With a young population seeking new avenues, India is rapidly capitalizing on the sports opportunity. Professional esports include participating in gaming tournaments, coaching players, game development, commentating and much more. The Hanusha lounge seeks to help and empower esports enthusiasts seeking to build a career in this vibrant industry.

Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA Graphics Pvt Ltd said “The aspirations of gamers have evolved in recent years, whether building a career in esports or enjoying the world-class gaming experience. There are exciting opportunities for large gaming centers to provide the infrastructure & environment to groom esports talent in India. We are delighted to be associated with Hanusha; their lounge helps to highlight the ongoing evolution of the gaming experience in Bengaluru and India”.

Sachin Kala, Country Representative, from Hanusha E-Sports India Pvt Ltd said “We are very excited that India, with a young population, has the potential to be the next big destination for esports. The worldwide esports industry is currently $1 billion in size, with 450 million people participating globally. This lounge marks our vision and commitment to becoming a strategic enabler for the growth of esports in India. We are confident esports will be a big driver of economic opportunity for India in the years ahead.

Four Tourist Destinations To Explore In Maharashtra

Traveling in India, exploring places brings you next to Maharashtra. The richest state of India accounts a lot of beautiful destinations for a perfect vacation

Maharashtra, the state of Marathas, situated between the Arabian sea and the Western Ghats, has a very unique location. The state is rich in flora and fauna. There is a lot to explore in this beautiful state of India. From sacred places to amazing adventurous destinations, Maharashtra accounts for a lot to explore and have fun. Here are some of the places for making your Maharashtra tour a memorable one.

Mumbai

From being called the ‘city of dreams; to the ‘financial capital of India’, Mumbai is one of those destinations that lures you with beachy waves, windy weather, amazing street food delicacies and a place to go for a shopping spree. It is the largest city in Maharashtra. Major attractions include  Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Juhu beach, Hanging Gardens and the list goes on. The city is home to the famous Indian film industry of Bollywood.

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in Maharashtra. It is located at the Western Ghats. The average elevation of the place is 1353 meters above sea level and is the source of the Krishna river. The water is originated from the spout which is shaped like the mouth of a cow. The major attractions here are Lingmala Waterfalls and Panchgani temple. Mahabaleshwar is famous for its lakes and trekking hotspots.

Solapur

Solapur is located on the border of Karnataka and Maharashtra. The city has a moderate and dry climate for most of the year. The ancient temples and lakes are eye-pleasing attractions in Solapur. Major attractions include Siddeshwar Temple, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Solapur fort, and Pandharpur temple. You can even plan to visit Satara as it is a nearby destination.

Matheran

Matheran is a hill station located in the Western Ghats. It is situated at an 800 meters elevation above sea level. The city has a cool and less humid climate. The architecture of the city is influenced by British culture. The best thing about travelling here is the train ride as it is a slow ride that will provide you with a lot of time to experience the beauty of the surroundings. Major attractions of the city are Echo Point, Louisa Point, One tree hill and Charlotte lake.

India to allow tourists back into Kashmir after crackdown

Indian-controlled Kashmir’s authorities will allow tourists back into the region two months after asking them to leave due to security concerns amid an Indian crackdown.

However, tourists are unlikely to experience normal life in the disputed area or be able to use cellphones or mobile internet, remaining cut.

Local government spokesman Rohit Kansal said that the decision was made after a situation review showed that the restrictions had been withdrawn almost entirely from all parts of Kashmir and Jammu.

He added that the restrictions on the entry of tourists will be lifted on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The government instructed Hindu pilgrims and tourists to leave on Aug. 2, three days before the country stripped the Muslim-majority region of its statehood and semi-autonomy.

The Hindu nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi also sent 10,000 additional troops to the region, one of the most militarized in the world. It imposed a harsh security clampdown, which cut virtually all communications.

Indian troops arrested thousands of anti-India and pro-India activists, including some Kashmiri leaders having historically accepted Indian rule over the region, in the days after the revoking of its special status.

That moves touched off widespread anger and one of the revisions allows anyone to buy land in that territory. Some Kashmiris fear that will result in an influx of Hindus that would change the region’s demographics and culture. 

Authorities have eased some restrictions and encouraged businesses to reopen and students to return to school, but almost Kashmiris have stayed indoors in order to show their defiance of Indian rule.

They have also launched a campaign of refusal to keep their normal lives, confounding India at the cost of economic losses for themselves. Additional, shops have adopted limited hours of operation in the morning and evening.

Some tourist operators expressed their surprise over the decision of the government.

Kashmir is divided between the 2 nuclear-armed rivals, both claiming it in its entirety. They have fought 2 wars over its control.

Five Best Casino In India Any Traveler Should Visit (part 2)

3. Casino Carnival, Goa

Established in 2001, Casino Carnival is a premier gaming casino located at the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, Panjim, in Goa. This casino is owned and managed by Times Leisure LLP. It has four decks in which guests can enjoy both meals, games, and local performances. Casino Carnival is famous for being the largest, friendliest, and most family-oriented casino in Goa, offering the largest selection of Slot Machines and a variety of Table Games, including the American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Slots & Progressive Jackpots, and 5 Card Poker machine. It endeavors to fabricate the essence of Extravagant Entertainment with Hospitality in Goa. The journey has taken 15 years and now boasts of the most culturally engrossed and exhilarating casino in Goa.

Casino Carnival is dedicated to quality, high standards of efficiency, and customer value. Times Leisure LLP intends to make Casino Carnival be recognized as the premier Casino Entertainment Venue within Goa.

4. Strike Casino, Goa

Located in Grand Hyatt, Goa, Strike Casino is the perfect place where you can stay, book meals, and play games, all under one roof. Strike Casino offers games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Wars, Andar Bahar, and Indian Flush (Teen Patti). It features state-of-the-art gaming rooms, machines, and tables.

The bar Talli Tequila and their restaurant Cilantro add to the experience at this casino. They allow guests to kick back and relax between games. This casino also hosts performances by international artists and DJs, attracting a lot of guests visiting Goa for leisure or gaming.

5. Casino Mahjong in Goa

Located in Mayfair Spa Resorts Gangtok, Casino Mahjong in Sikkim, Goa is one of the famous casinos in North-East. It hosts slot machines, poker games, buffet, and other entertainment options. This beautiful resort not only attracts gamers but also travelers who wish to spend a few days at a place in the lap of nature.

Top unexpected adventures in India (part 2)

Cycle at high altitude

Seasoned cyclists who want to escape the crowds and take a ride to new heights can take part in a high altitude adventure with Cycleit.

On this 383-mile Trans-Himalayan expedition, the strength and endurance of  participants are tested daily as they tackle high gradient climbs, navigate hairpin turns and changing terrain, as well as pedal some of the Earth’s highest motorable passes such as Khardungla, at 17,582 feet.

This challenging trip is suited to physically fit and advanced cyclists while beginners can bike the Himalayan foothills with Snow Leopard Adventures or take part in one of the weekend journeys through Himalayan hamlets, forests and hills of Cycleit.

Tour the largest estuarine mangrove forest in the world

Keep an eye out for spotted deer, crocodiles, endangered Bengal tigers, and over 250 species of birds when you cruise the West Bengal Sundarbans — the world’s largest mangrove forest of its kind.

In addition, you should make a stop at the watchtowers, taking a stroll on the caged canopy walkway, in order to safely get a view of the forest and wildlife from above.

Because of the presence of tigers, unique natural environment, remote location, life in the Sundarbans is unlike anything that you will experience elsewhere in this country.

Changing water levels during monsoon season can make it to become a difficult and even impossible journey, so you should avoid traveling to the area during the months from July to September.

Go ice climbing on Himalayan waterfalls

Outdoor enthusiasts who are undeterred by freezing temperatures can try their hands and feet at ice climbing in Himachal Pradesh. Beginners can join the Trip360 seven-day ice climbing course which allows participants to learn and practice climbing frozen waterfalls in the presence of well-experienced instructors.

Extreme weather adventurers who want to travel across frozen waterways can take part in the eight-day Indus Valley Frozen River Trek to have the chance to appreciate the harsh but spectacular Himalayan environment.

Top unexpected adventures in India (part 1)

If you’re traveling to India, a visit to the iconic white mausoleum and UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal is likely on the top of your list. And you might be familiar with other popular activities like deepening your yoga practice in Rishikesh, witnessing colorful festivals throughout the country, cruising the backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat, and immerse yourself in mighty forts and flashes of color in the “Blue City” of Jodhpur or the “Pink City” of Jaipur.

However, sometimes the best travel experiences come from those that are lesser-known. Here are some unexpected adventures to take you off the common tourist trail in India.

Take a hike in tiger territory

Thanks to conservation efforts in recent years, the number of tigers as well as opportunities to spot them in Madhya Pradesh is on the rise.

Pugdundee safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve leads travelers on a multi-day and mobile camping journey through tiger territory, which allows you to track paw prints and scan the trees for wildlife by day and then fall asleep to the sounds of the forest by night.

If you prefer a luxurious resort to return after trying a half-day walk on the wild side, head for lebua Corbett – a jungle resort that locates on the rim of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand – India’s oldest national park.

Visit a salt desert

As monsoon season ends in October with the water evaporating from the low-lying salt marsh in the Rann of Kutch, a layer of salt will be left behind, which forms one of the world’s largest salt deserts.

Located in Gujarat – the western state of India, it’s quite removed from the well-trodden tourist trail (although domestic tourism to the region has increased in recent years), so you will want to stay a few days to explore the culture of the area.

The restored Parsi heritage home Bhuj House provides a peek into the intriguing past of a city once inhabited by Parsis.

Five Best Casino In India Any Traveler Should Visit (part 1)

If you want to explore the top casinos in India, what you should do is to follow this list, in which I have brought to you five of the biggest casinos from the width and length of the country. These casinos not only have lavish properties and feature exciting games but they also offer services such as lodging, entertainment, and food, all keeping guests engaged.

There are a variety of games including Texas Hold’em, Baccarat, Roulette, Slot machines, Teen Patti, and Rummy, attracting players and visitors from all over the world. Places like Goa, Daman, and Sikkim attract thousands of players to their casinos every year. These Indian casinos provide international-level games and entertainment shows.

1. Deltin Casinos

Deltin casinos are run by Delta Corp. Its flagship casino Deltin Royale is on a yacht that is moored on the river Mandovi in Panjim in Goa. Deltin Palms, Deltin Jaqk, Deltin Caravela, and Deltin Suites are other properties of Delta Corp in Goa. These make Deltin become one of the biggest casino groups in India. It is famous for grand gaming rooms and state-of-the-art gaming machines and tables.

Deltin Royale features Whiskeys Lounge, Vegas Restaurant, and Sky Bar, all of which offer great top-class food, drinks, ambiance, and entertainment as well. In terms of games, they offer a lot of games such as American Roulette, Indian Flush, Texas Hold’em Poker, Baccarat, Slot Machines, Black Jack, 3-card draw poker, 5-card poker, Casino War, Money Wheel, and Mini flush.

2. Casino Pride

Casino Pride Group has 2 offshore casinos in Panaji, Goa. The original Casino Pride can host up to 500 guests at a time and offers games such as Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, Roulette, 3 card poker, flush (Teen Patti), and more. It also has fun slot machines. The second one is called Casino Pride 2.

The group also has Casino Palms in Baga, in Goa and Casino Paradise in Provorim. Casino Pride, the most trusted brand of casino in Goa, offers the best gaming in India.

The Best Places in India That Every Tourist Must Visit (part 2)

3. Kashmir

Kashmir Valley is considered as ‘Heaven on Earth”. It is India’s northernmost state that is famous worldwide for its majestic beauty. The valley of Kashmir offers a lot of important tourist hubs including Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg,  and Jammu.

Jammu is not only famous for the pilgrimage tour to the temple of Vaishno Devi but also famed for its natural splendor. Another shrine is Amarnath, a famous pilgrimage location that offers breathtaking views of Mt. Kailash and Himalayan snow-peaks along the trek route. In addition, Kashmir Valley’s Gulmarg is one of the most popular ski resorts in India and also is home to the highest green golf course in the world. You can also experience the picture-perfect Pahalgam and Sonmarg as well as a boat ride in the blue waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar.

4. Uttarakhand

Locally known as Devbhumi, Uttarakhand – a small north Indian state in the Himalayan region – is home to a large number of Hindu shrines. Uttarakhand has four very famous and beautiful shrines including Badrinath, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Gangotri. Besides shrines, it is also famous for its magnificent hill stations, the most visited of which are Almora, Mukteshwar, Kausani, Mussoorie, Pithoragarh, Nainital, Auli, and Ranikhet.

The state is also home to the Nanda Devi National Reserve, offering views of the snowcapped peak of Nanda Devi, and the Valley of Flowers National Park, which is famed for its meadows of various alpine flowers. Both these parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Moreover, Uttarakhand has a number of trekking trails. Dehradun, the capital city of this small state, is a beautiful town in itself. Nainital is a small hill station that is well-known for the Naini Lake. Auli, a small village, is a popular skiing destination in Uttarakhand, also offering a panoramic view of the lofty Himalayan peaks. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is widely known as the “Queen of the Hills’ for its scenic beauty.

The Best Places in India That Every Tourist Must Visit (part 1)

Choice of India’s vacation destinations seems to be infinite; from historically and culturally soaked sites to scenic destinations, from destinations offering laid-back and relaxed stays to cities bustling with chaos and confusion. Here is a list of the best places in India that travelers should consider visiting.

1. Leh-Ladakh

Leh-Ladakh is located in the eastern region of the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a wonder at about 2,300 to 5,000 meters above sea level. Leh-Ladakh is notably beautiful with picture-perfect Buddhist gompas and monasteries and arid mountains. It is a perfect tourist destination, especially for adventurers and mountain-lovers. The inhospitable terrain and rough climatic conditions only add to the charm of this place. The surreal Pangong Lake, peaceful Shanti Stupa, highest cold-desert Nubra Valley, the awe-inspiring Magnetic Hill, and Khardung-La Mountain Pass are just a few places in this land of dreams. With snow peaks, gushing streams, mountain passes, and many stunning trekking trails, Leh is a travel spot that is too easy for visitors to fall in love with.

2. Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is a small mountain state located in Northern India with an overflow of natural beauty. It is best for skiing and trekking. It has scenic mountain towns, resorts, Tibetan, and Buddhist monasteries. Plunging river valleys, limpid lakes, eternal snow peaks, snow-covered mountain passes – Himachal offers it all. There are a lot of great places to visit in this small state such as Kullu, Shimla and Manali, Solang Valley, Palampur, Chamba and Khajjiar, and the Dharamsala and Dalhousie regions.

Besides, the less-visited Spiti and Lahaul districts are widely-known among adventure seekers. Many activities such as paragliding, rafting, zorbing, and skiing are popular in Manali and Solang Valley. In addition, an excursion to Rohtang Snow Point from Manali is breathtaking. The blissful vibe of the mountains, small villages scattered on hill slopes along with the warmth of the local people, it all will make you feel enchanted when visiting Himachal.

Online Casinos: New Favourite Gamble of India

The digital gaming industry of India is experiencing enviable growth in recent years. The availability of cheaper data charges and the increased adoption of smartphones have significantly influenced the growth of the industry. Besides racing and arcade games, online casinos are making a foray into the Indian market, promoting the international games publishers to invest in the space.

Some international online casino players like LeoVegas’ award-winning live casinos that have gained maximum attention and appreciation in India. This multi-award winning online casino has been consistently recognized as one of the best ones. However, with the wide and confusing rating lists of online casinos, the best way to pick the best ones is to personally compare them.

The fast growth of social card games played for real money

There is fast growth in the number of mobile users who are playing online social card games such as poker and rummy for real money. In fact, some of them have become the top-grossing games. Because there are a small number of Indian gamers who want to pay for the games, the free-to-play (F2P) is the most favorite model. However, the number of users who download the game for free and then go for in-app purchases continues to increase. Moreover, game monetization has been possible through advertisements too.

The huge smartphone user base

The growing number of smartphone users has created a strong base for the mobile gaming sector to become the most favorite gaming platform. It is estimated to reach to 530 million smartphone users, who are constantly exploring entertainment options on their mobiles, in the current year. Many gaming companies are working on utilizing this trend to their benefit. Some of them have also co-operated with international game publishers. Online card games such as poker and rummy have been able to harness this opportunity successfully. With their mobile app version, they can offer the same experience, or sometimes even better than that of PC to their users.