Friday, October 21, 2016

Explore the Picturesque Street of This Historic Island Town Lindau

The main history of LINDAU started on an island on the lake Constance. It is known as the historical island of unrivalled charm and beauty. This place is situated in the remotest South Western corner of Bavaria. It is one of the leading TOURIST centres. There are many ways to discover this island by roaming through the old town center, visit the harbour entrance, take a boat or go sailing, admire the far off places and also for a unique experience go up in the air with a balloon.

Since Lindau is surrounded by Lake Constance there are many water sports. You can swim dive surf or go sailing .This lake is shared by Germany, Austria and Switzerland; therefore 3 countries can be visited just in one day.

Sightseeing Along With Shopping: 

The night is so beautiful that it starts to glow and turns out to be very romantic. The harbour is like a fairy tale where the lights illuminate.

The view of snow-capped mountains of Switzerland is really worth seeing. A walk along the harbour with the backdrop of Switzerland Mountains is really stunning.

To get an Ariel view of Lindau and Lake Constance one can go up in the COLOURFUL BALLOON.
SPA performances concert are held on the Lake side promenade on sultry summer evenings.

MANGTURM is another place with lovely old tower along the waterfront is one of the landmarks of Lindau. It is a very photogenic with many cafes and railway station around it. This tower resemblesRapunzel’s brad hanging from the Mangturm.

If you wish to do some shopping KAS ECKE is famous for cheese and wine lovers delight.GALERIE BUDDHA palace is famous for its statue. MOJO is a small souvenir shop on one of the streets of the old town on the island where different types of souvenir, jewellery and textile items are sold.

BAYERISCHE SPIEKBANK Lindau is a large park for such a smallish island. It features lush flowerbeds with exotic tropical plant producing a range of variety of colours. It is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the boating pleasures. Summer is the best time to visit this town.

The LIGHT HOUSE and the LION GATE are the gate keepers to the harbour and make a pleasant aiming point for a walk. It is a gorgeous spot and a great location for photography. The water fronts are bustling with street performer’s cafes and shops.




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bintan Island the Treasure bay


As we look forward to visiting new islands, Bintan Island is one such island that is fast becoming very popular with travellers. It is one of the most scenic and idle location in Indonesia. This place enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. Bintan is the biggest province of Riau Island.

The economy of Bintan is centred on tourism. In some of these areas one will find good resorts with its natural beauty and traditional handicrafts as souvenirs. Being a well-developed island, one will find beautiful tropical forests with different types of birds and reptiles making it a gorgeous island of Indonesia.The island attracts plenty of tourists because of its natural beauty as represented by its forests and beaches.

On the Bintan Island there is a fabulous gateway for international tourists with a stretch of beaches and clear waters offering a variety of water sports and optional accommodation of deluxe class hotels and luxury villas. Traditional villages are also plenty offering visitors a glimpse into the locals culture. A 45-minute ferry ride transports you to a world of white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, great Indonesian cuisine and plenty of outdoor activities.

Places of Interest In Bintan: 

The Best Place for Bargaining: 

Tanjung Pinang 

It is a small and friendly town. Here you can find different types of local food, pick up souvenirs. One can afford doing shopping as the wares are made locally and handmade. The street peddlers provide the best bargains with colourful display of Javanese batik cloths, local artefacts, handcrafted toys and gems. Lagoi Bay is the famous mall catering to fashions, Indonesian gifts and convenience stores.

Sunbathe And Dip At: 

Trikora Beach / Pantai Trikora 

These are a perfect spot for sunbathing or dipping in the sea. These boasts of three different hues of blue on a clear sunny day. Though camera shies these people are quiet friendly and greets the tourist with a smile. It can be difficult to get there, so taxi or bus is the best route from Tanjung Pinang. Even if the beach is isolated there are accommodations here. The sand over here is white and the water is clean, a great place for relaxation after the hot and busy streets of Tanjung Pinang. A fishing village and a small ship building factory are some of the tourist attraction.
Santa Maria Cave : 

It was built in 18th century by a Dutch Pastor. This is a home to Mother Mary statue atop a half globe. It is just opposite Trikora beach. On every Sunday devotees come and sings songs of praises while enjoying a get-together with everyone. Till date the place is still very well preserved and maintained. You should not miss out this place when you visit Bintan.

Pasar Oleh-Oleh: 

It is a cluster of Indonesian-style huts.One can taste variety of food right from local Indonesian delicacies like prawn or fish crackers, belinjo crackers, packets of dried seafood such as ikan bilis, scallops and shrimps.Kueh lapis a spongy and sweet square-shaped Indonesian cake baked to a layered perfection should be tasted.

Affordable and Fresh Sea Food At: 

Sebung Village 

If you're a seafood lover then Sebung Village is the best place. You can taste the freshness of Bintan seafood in the Kelong style restaurant with a very reasonable price too.

Bintan Elephant Park: 

Eight Sumatran elephants run the show here. These elephants are trained to perform tricks like 360 degree turns on their hind legs and then jive to some disco. This park also lets you interact with the gentle giant. One can ride on their backs and take a tour through the forest.

Outdoor Activities: 

Being an island destinations there are lots of water sports activities at the water sports centres. November to March are famous for boogie boarding, wind surfing and long boarding’s as the north easterly winds swells the water that is a surfer’s delight. April to October the calm waters makes it idle for jet skiing, water skiing, diving and snorkelling.

On land you can enjoy ATV rides, mountain biking and adventure treks. Bintan Lagoon Resort offers ATV and Segway rides.

Monday, October 17, 2016

7 Least Known Travel Attractions of Incredible India

India is a country which is proud of its unity in diversity. From the northern Himalayas to the southern tip of Kanyakumari, it is the only nation to proudly host every natural diversity there is. From snow capped peaks to scenic beaches to arid lands to the majestic Thar deserts to the jungles of Sunderbans, India is a country which truly has everything. Here are some of the yet undiscovered travelling treasures that this country has yet to offer:
  1. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: it is a much lesser known about and explored beautiful region in the north eastern part of the country. The green fields and those patches of greenery with its intermittent playfields of the clouds and mist, this is a place where your camera wouldn’t be bored for a change. 
  2. Mawlynnong village: this village in the north eastern fringe of the country is a tiny village in the state of Shillong. It has been deemed the cleanliest village in Asia due to the ample amount of hard work its inhabitants has invested in it to make it so celestial and surreal. It is often referred to as god’s own creation and during the monsoons when the rains emerge; it takes on a whole new beautiful avatar that is often left to be viewed rather than to be described. 
  3. Tarkarli beach in Maharashtra: a truly non commercialised and undiscovered gem of this nation is this beach replete with a divine serenity and peace that is transcendental and celestial. Its pristine waters with it long, narrow beaches with their rows of shuru trees all make for quite a compelling picture. 
  4. Lepchajagat, west Bengal: if you are bored with the commercialization, urbanization and over-crowded claustrophobia of Darjeeling then this place is spot on for you. It also provides breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga but at the same time it also provides the quiet and calm that is missing from the queen of hills. You could also indulge in long walks through the narrow winding roads filled with pine, firs and rhododendrons and enjoy a scenic sunrise from the ghoom rock. 
  5. Manas national park, Assam: if you love being in the bosom of nature but you are bored with the same old, same old then take a trip to Manas National Park in Assam which is a tiger reserve as well as an elephant and a biodiversity reserve. Visit from October to April and indulge in a peaceful holiday here. 
  6. Nohkalikai Falls: if you are in shilling then take the road less taken and be in for the most beautiful view of your life. Nestled amidst lush greenery the Nohkalikai Waterfalls hold the crown for being the waterfall with the tallest plunge in our country. It cascades from an altitude of 340 metres. 
  7. Drass: even the rapid tourist influx in Ladakh has left many avid travellers in a flux. However Drass near the Zoji La pass in the Kargil district is also known as the ‘Gateway to Ladakh’ and is known to be the second coldest inhabited place in the world. 

 So pack your bags and get out for a vacation that you would always remember.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fright Festivals and Other Chilling Reasons to Travel

Fright Festivals
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Travelling with your friends and family can be made more interesting if you plan your vacation at the correct time and place. All that every traveler expects from its holidays are lots and lots of fun that would enforce you to create ravishing memories which you will cherish all thorough out your life. Its all about experiencing some quality time with your near and dear ones. One of such reasons that will illumine your holiday with lot of fun, thriller, excitement and many more is

Fright Festivals

This festival is about Halloween stuffs that will remind you of your childhood days. It has always been a lot of fun and excitement as it is a festival of fear and terror all over the territory enfolded with a lot of happy surprises. It’s like a fancy dress competition that seems to be going on in the entire locality. Everyone dresses like ghosts and zombies and move about in the streets.

All the schools, colleges and offices are given holidays during this festival. Everyone may that be a kid, a teen-ager or an adult are dressed in their most weird attires and that’s the most interesting part of this festival. All the ghosts from the hell seem to be walking freely on the streets. Its sheer awe-strucking moment when you just cannot miss out looking even at a single person. There are many zombie competition and cultural programs organized during this time which is worth watching.

One of the most interesting of them is the zombie walk. The best dress is awarded a price and since it is a festival related to creativity, the ones with the best creative skills are also awarded. Since this festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm, you can expect to get discounts in hotel fairs and restaurants as well. So, traveling during the fright festival is both a new experience clubbed with lot of enjoyments and fun that will make your vacation a memorable one fitting in your budget.

Several Other Occasions Are: 

Shoulder Season – It is the time between early September and October. During this time the rush at the holiday destinations are much reduced. Hence, to attract travelers discounts are given on ticket bookings, hotel fairs and also on many tourist attractive places. So, you can plan your trip at your favorable spot without experiencing much stress on your expenses.

Religious Festivals – You can also plan your festival to the places when it is the time for their most enticing religious festival, due to this you can get the opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and heritage of many places and add them to your wardrobe of memories and can feel the essence later. Besides, you can also experience discounts in all fields related to your trip. The festivals can actually turn out to be the best periods to go for holidaying at the respective places that you had wished for with your friends and family.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Top Travel Destinations for Kids

Who doesn’t love to travel? But when you have children, you begin contemplating a thousand things before you can start travelling. Would the place be child friendly? Would it be safe? Would your child enjoy it? The things to take into consideration increase a manifold when you are a parent. So if you are looking to plan your next vacation as a family, here are the best travel destinations in India:

  1. Puri, odisha: Puri is a centre of devotion. It houses the temple of Jagannath and is known to attract devotees from across the world. It is also a scenic beach on the eastern side of the nation. Bengali parents generally commence their touring as a family from this place. It not only teaches the child about our rich history but the beach is quite clean for you to take a dip in.
  2. Darjeeling: the queen of Bengal, Darjeeling is beauty personified. There are families which go back to Darjeeling time and again being mesmerised by its compelling beauty. So make sure you take your child to breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak in the beauty of Kanchenjungha.
  3. Andaman: Andaman and Nicobar islands might be union territories within the Indian constituency and Nicobar might be out of bounds, but visit Andaman at least once in your lifetime. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places in India but it is also a place that needs to be visited to understand the sacrifice that our freedom fighters went through to give us the freedom we enjoy today. Also there are a number of beach activities that you can indulge in with your child.
  4. Himachal Pradesh: there is a reason why Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. The Delhi-Manali route is absolutely breathtaking, and everything from the hills to the peaks to the temples to the air- is outstandingly beautiful. The snow clad peaks and the celestial Rhotang pass is a must visit with your family if you want to have snow fights and bring back ample memories.
  5. Kerala: where better to take your child for a vacation than god’s own country Kerala? Visit Munnar and enjoy relaxing boat rides at Muttupetty Lake. Look out for the Nilgiri Thar when you visit the Rajamalai national park. Visit Wayanad and visit the Eddekal Lake or the Pokot Lake or the refreshing bath under the Soochippara waterfalls. Go up to Kochin and enjoy the backwater boat rides and a relaxing ambience with your child.
  6. Corbett national park: if you are die hard nature lover and you wish to initiate your children too, the Corbett national park in Uttarakand is an ideal place to visit as a family. Take an early morning safari and soak in all the beauty Mother Nature can bestow on you.
  7. Aurangabad, Maharashtra: it is the place which houses the famous Ajanta caves and other indigenous buildings from the 12th century BC. It also has Ellora caves and other places to visit from which you and your child can bring back a host of memories