Tourist Trip to Niagara USA

Niagara is in the far western part of New York State, USA and includes the Niagara Falls area. The county is just north of Buffalo and has a border with Canada.

I along with my wife Sailasuta who is accompanying me as a visitor and second daughter Gayatri & son-in-law Saikrishna, grandson Arnav & granddaughter Maulika residing in New York, NY 10029 United States left New York City on a tourist trip to Niagara USA by bus with a tourist guide in morning hours of August 31, 2013. On arrival in Niagara, first we visited The Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant on afternoon of August 31, 2013 which is a hydroelectric power station producing hydroelectricity utilizing the power of river water of Niagara River. We also visited Old Fort Niagara on the same day which is a United States National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site. It offers a unique collection of original military architecture and fortifications from the 18th Century and the 19th Century, as well as living history events and programs, historical exhibits and collections, archaeology, and education. The fort played an important role in the struggles of France, Great Britain, and the United States to control the Great Lakes region of North America, and also helped shape subsequently Niagara River as natural borderline between the two countries of United States of America and Canada. In evening we enjoyed the colorful live show of ‘A Native Journey into the Spirit of the Mist’ performed by Smokin Joes Native Center Niagara Falls, USA. We had a colorful scenic night view of Niagara Falls on night of August 31, 2013 in The State Park of Niagara Falls. We made night halt in a hotel in nearby city of Buffalo.

On September 1, 2013 in morning hours on arriving Niagara Falls State Park, I noticed that a group of yoga practitioners were having their practice of asana and pranayama under the guidance of a yoga instructor on the open lawn by the river-lake side which confirmed my assumption that yoga is as popular in United States as in India. We had Maid of the Mist boat ride on forenoon of September 1, 2013. A historical ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist is a half hour thrill of a lifetime! It is North America’s oldest tourist attraction; millions of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours since 1846. We witnessed the intensity of the Falls from a little away from the Falls and the powerful churning of waters at the base of the Falls. We were excited as water rushed all around & we got soaked with water and heard the roaring sound of the Falls. We returned from Niagara tourist trip on evening of September 1, 2013 back to New York City.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
New York

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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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19 Responses to Tourist Trip to Niagara USA

  1. View of Niagara Falls USA
    Photograph taken on September 1, 2013

  2. Vinod Varma says:

    Great to know that you are enjoying your stay in United States, and further glad to know that you are getting insight into spread of yoga practices in citadels of modern science and technology as well as first hand knowledge of how it helps even in the context of modern lifestyle.

  3. Barun Pani says:

    Mahesh babu,

    I have a cardiologist friend who is working on a research project on efficacy of yoga on cardiovascular as a treatment option. He has been working on this full time for years. Yoga is very well accepted in western society.

    Barun Pani
    Ridgeland,Mississippi,United States

  4. Kedarnath Sahu says:


    It is a nice article as it covers the historical,science and technological as well as natural part of USA. I as a reader enjoyed the description of Niagara Falls by you like a poet. Your maiden journey to definitely going to be grand success. Through you we enjoy the beauty of USA.

    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Odisha India

  5. You seem to be very young at heart and body from the adventure that you have undertaken at Niagara Falls. Many youngsters even may not dare to ride such a boat ride. You have been able to capitalize the thrills of visiting one of the greatest Natural Wonder of the World.

    E.Kiran Mohan
    The Barpali Days

  6. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    Your description of tourist trip to Niagara USA is so vivid and transparent that one can enjoy with same esoteric feeling even staying far away. It is messaging that one would forget own identity for that moment of visit and it is amazing beyond description for your co-incidence encountering Yoga group. It is definitely an additive to your mission on Yoga and Spirituality to the aspirants of the same.

    Thanking You
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh, Odisha India

  7. My wife and I enjoyed that Misty ride; hope you did too!

    Waldron Scott
    Lynchburg,Virginia,United States

  8. JP Mishra says:

    Niagara Falls, an hour and half drive from our place… literally in our backyard!

    JP Mishra
    Rochester, NY, United States

  9. Rajesh Kumar Panda says:

    Respected Dear Kaka,

    Really it is a great privilege to have an idea about the Yoga practice recognized in all parts of the world with your physical presence.

    With regards to all, I remain.
    Yours affectionately,

  10. Madan Goyal says:

    Very well described article gives a fantastic insight in to the place. Coupled with pictures and net content it is as good as the site visited. Well done.

  11. Santhosh says:

    Dear Uncle,
    Om Sairam.

    Amazing description; this seems as if we are visiting with you in person. Your recent days pictures you have been posting on Facebook , the description you are giving, it seems that we are also traveling along with you to all those places. I bet all the people in your hometown are very proud of themselves to have such a great teacher, scholar, master whatever, you are the best uncle. Utilizing the gift called “LIFE” to maximum extent and guiding others as well in their life’s path you are helping them to traverse it easily.

    I am feeling proud and happy to have come across such a great personality like you in my life.

    Sairam 🙂
    Kind Regards,
    Santhosh KV.
    Bangalore India

  12. Prakash Padhan says:

    I am glad to know about your Niagara falls visit. Earlier I have seen you in Facebook near Niagara water falls. You have well described your journey. During my childhood I have read about Niagara in text book. Most interesting is people were doing Yogasan/pranayam near Falls. Western society accepted our YOGA. I wish for your more enjoyment in USA.

  13. Umesh says:

    Respected Brother,

    Fantastic description about Niagara falls; while reading the article the reader will think as if he is in the site looking the beautiful scene physically.

    Yoga as a whole is accepted by all living in this world.

    Yours Sincerely,

  14. V Nageswara Rao says:

    Dear Sir,

    The Article on your Tourist Trip to Niagara USA is well described, though practically I have not got the opportunity to see the Niagara Falls except by knowing about these falls in books, news papers and in TV/Internet. After going through the details and the way you have described about Niagara falls and the Boat riding, I felt very happy and for a minute I enjoyed as I have really visited the place with you and all your/my family members, I had that kind of realistic feeling.

    Happy to know from your articles & also from your phone calls from that long distance, you are really enjoying your stay in United States, and further glad to know that you are getting insight into spread of yoga practices in USA, the modern world – also included in western culture and its not just limited to India/Asia, though the the Yoga & Spirituality Practices born and brought up from India.

    Have a Nice and Fruitful Stay in and around the USA based on number of days you can stay as per your visitors visa.

    With Regards,
    Thanking You
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha India

  15. Dillip Dhal says:

    Dear Dr

    Hope you are enjoying your trip. This time I will sure plan to have a visit to Niagara Falls. This article is useful and hopefully will guide me to move around in my next trip to USA.

    Nua Odisha

  16. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    A well described article of the greatest wonder of the world. Glad to know that you have experienced such an adventurous trip to Niagara and you have described in such a manner that I personally feel that it becomes live in front of me. People of all around the world are now conscious of health issues that Yoga becomes popular worldwide.

    Thank you for sharing your experience.

  17. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Read your article on Tourist Trip to Niagara USA. Soaked with your narration. Thanks ji

  18. America Diary-3 Years back: September 12, 2013-Posted in New York, USA. You may read my article on Tourist Trip to Niagara USA published from New York, USA on September 12, 2013 in the blog website of Yoga and Spirituality.

    We had thrilling view of Niagara Falls by ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat ride in day time on September 1, 2013. We witnessed the intensity of the Falls from a little away from the Falls and the powerful churning of waters at the base of the Falls. We were excited as water rushed all around and we got soaked with water and heard the roaring sound of the Falls.

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