Monday, October 31, 2016

Tips for Going as a Solo or an Independent Traveller


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We all have bucket lists of PLACES we want to travel in our lifetime. But we hold ourselves back because we have no one to go with. Everyone has different schedules, budgets and travelling interest, so waiting for the right time and right person to join you is just a waste. So just start planning your trip and enjoy.

Travelling alone can seem to be scary from the comfort of home. For instance what if you get stranded somewhere? Can you go out at night alone? Won’t I feel weird eating alone in the restaurants? All these worries come into the solo travellers mind.

Experienced Gained While Travelling: 

Traveling alone gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully and also an amazing experience but it can also be demanding. Everything from your itinerary to how much fun you have is all up to you. Travelling alone has some weak points like one must be aware of the safety, loneliness and the dreaded single supplement. But if you are well prepared in your mind of going solo then you can save money and also go through the rough spots. One can rest whenever he or she wants.

Travelling solo gives you the opportunity to do what you want, and when you want. But see that you don’t fall into the comfort trap. Know your strength go at your own pace but challenge yourself, no matter if its talking to strangers or switching off that GPS for a day.

Travelling alone makes you a better observer of people and places around you. By being a Solo traveller it increases the curiosity about the surroundings and gives you a chance learn a lot rather being with a travel companion.

Beware Of Safety: 

Travelling solo can be both safe and rewarding but always be careful of safety concerns as you would be travelling in a group .Take care in large cities at night, watch your drinks, beware of any local scams and keep a close eye on your valuables.

Always be respectful no matter where you are going in the world, make sure you’re down with the local customs and dos and don’ts.

Having Knowledge Of Language Of A Place Your Are Going To Travel: 

Make an effort to learn few words and phrases before you go travelling. Learn how to introduce yourself, start a basic conversation and learn numbers from 1 to 10. This is how you will be able to interact with the people around you.

Being alone also make you remove some time to reflect on your travels. If you want to spend some time in the afternoon for photographing, you can do it. You are the boss yourself.

In fact there’s so much you can do when you travel alone and then you’ll wonder how you managed to travel with someone else in the past.

THE FREEDOM GIVES YOU TO LIVE LIFE AND TRAVEL WHEN, WHERE AND HOW ONE WANTS.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Group Travel Myths Debunked


Group Travel
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A beautiful quote goes “The only impossible journey is the one you don’t begin!” and it is worth mentioning that if you avoid travelling as a tourist to the place you’ve always wanted to see and your friend isn’t coming, you might be missing a terribly nice opportunity! A few guided programs work very well for the tourists but many end up being a disappointing rip-off. Here’s a quick guide on how to choose your holiday planner well and debunking popular myths you’ve always heard from your friends about their unsatisfying trips.

Why you shouldn’t avoid a guided tour for the wrong reasons: 

Believe it or not, today’s guided programs are carefully curated to specifically capture the local flavour and the culture of the place you’re touring. If your friends aren’t able to join you in your trip, worry less because you can always make friends with your tour companions.

However, pat yourself on your back if you hear any of the following ‘myths’ about group travel and know they’re biased :

  • It’s for old people who want to stick with just seeing around the city’s landmarks! 
  • It isn’t flexible the way you want it. This one-size-fits-all concept doesn’t fit me!
When you’re visiting some of the glorious places on the earth, remember that you are not going to be one among the few who’s visiting that museum/church. What the guided tours offer in this case is to gain you, the tourist, valuable priority access to the place where you’d have otherwise spent hours just standing in the queues. With an insider’s view of the place, it’s always warm to listen to the stories from the guide and other locals with whom you’ll have lunch/dinner. Some hand-picked experiences that you’d have never get otherwise are on the cards if you have found a perfect guided-tour agency.

A fixed clock means you cannot have any plans on your own-

If you’re flying schedule is prepared long before you leave, it’s true you cannot change plans on the fly. However, some agencies provide you the complete itinerary around which you can plan for things to do on your own if you’re game for it. There are agencies that work in their free time just to provide an immersive experience for the tourists to explore more on their own if they want to. A South African agency Trafalgar’s M.D. says, “If the group is small, it’s easier to give them the flexibility they want but regardless, we always aim to give the guests some time to do what they feel like independent of the group. We work to get them the most out of their travel.”

No time to get to know the life of the locals-

Some tourists believe that guided tours rob them of the chance to get to meet the locals on their tours and spend time talking to them about their way of life, culture and their heritage. It’s a false opinion they carry. Guided tours are flexible enough now to let you mingle with the locals, make friends, have a casual chat over coffee. In some places, the group camps over for two nights at a spot and this can be the time to get out, walk into a bar and start some conversation with the local bartender.

Monday, October 24, 2016

6 Popular Visa Free Destinations for South Africans


Reunion
Come March next year, and we can expect a set of reforms for the South-African tourists visiting Europe. New Zealand, however, has the exact opposite plan. From Nov 22nd, tourists from SA cannot go to New Zealand directly without a visiting visa, that would take up to 6 weeks for processing and NZ $650 for the same. This is said to be the result of increasing number of tourists were stranded outside the borders of New Zealand when they were refused entry. According to a few travel agencies and tour operators, this would be one of the main red signs for visitors to the island country.

For the tourists who only want to be accepted wherever they go, we are compiling a list of destinations you can always go to and feel at home.


Ireland
A travel agency in South Africa, Trafalgar, has disclosed that they had received a huge number of tour requests for Ireland in 2016 and hopes that the case this year won’t be different. When they had simply promoted Ireland as the visa-free destination, response from the public was very positive as they didn’t have to spend time or money haggling in the visa paperwork process. Apart from all this, the Irish offer a free extend of the stay of a visitor up to 3 months and this divulges a warm image of the nation. South African tourists can relate incredibly well to Ireland as a place with all they love – Music, Fun, Pubs, Guiness, Sport etc.

Reunion Island

Being a part of the European Union, Reunion Island will give off the real French flair along with some exotic tropical laid-back experience. An island full of French citizens and the currency being Euro tells us that this is nothing but miniature France. If you fly by Air Austral to the place, it’ll give you a nice preview with a super-friendly French crew. A good plus is that you don’t have to apply and obtain a Schengen visa if you’re a South African citizen.

Seychelles

The 7th most common tourists to this island are South Africans, according to a survey taken in 2016. Increased number of flights would make sure that the trend continues this year around. Seychelles has tourism as one of the key factors of its economy and its sun-filled, exotic holidays are no match for any other place that requires you to pay for visas and wait till you get them. Visa-free travel is indeed a huge incentive for potential travellers of the island.

Mozambique

One of the top getaways for the SA tourists around December is Mozambique, to which Fly Blue Crane airline is planning affordable flights in the near-future. This will pique the travel interest further, and trips from and to Johannesburg will become more popular and not to mention, more common.

Thailand

Even for tourists with some volatile Rand in their wallets, Thailand would remain a cost-effective destination. With many options for spending the vacation, Thailand offers great experiences with great islands and its relaxed beaches. Being visa-free, it avoids all the hassles with paperwork and makes for a peaceful and quick escape.

Mauritius

The breath-taking island in vicinity for the South African people is Mauritius, a small island with beautiful sights for honeymooners, solo-travellers as well as family vacationers. Since there aren’t any visa requirements, the tourism has picked up recently with different packages for various needs and budgets.

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 promenade.it 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.

Entertainment: 

There are few PUBS along with bars where one can enjoy NIGHT LIFE .There are like WEST KUSTE SOMMER BAR,BISTRO FASSLE, NEW STYLE BAR EVENTS,SCOTCH CLUB LINDAU AND CITY PUB. 

Some of the best HOTELS where one can relax are ROMANTIC HOTEL RESTAURANT VILLINO, TRENDY HOTEL RATSSTUBEN, HOLIDAY HOME FERIENWOHNUNG BARTUSSEK 3, and LUXURY HITEL HELVETIA.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bintan Island the Treasure bay


Bintan

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


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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. 
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  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. 
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  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


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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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hidden Treasures at Flea and Antique Market Around The World



Flea market
During the holiday seasons everyone is keen on buying something unique and memorable gifts. Hence treasure hunting at flea markets might be the best place for you to find the best things.

Flea markets are those where people prefer buying old and used goods in good condition. Some of the best flea markets are:

Marche Aux Puces: Paris

It is the biggest of all the flea markets, in other words it is the MOTHER of all flea markets. There are 12 markets spread all over with wares from antiques toquirky, Kitsch style junk. It is one of the free Parisattractions that travellers taking care of their budget should definitely add to their itinery.

Try to shop on Mondays by arriving in the morning where you can a better chance of dealers being open and also cleaning up after the weekend.

Folhmarket Im Mauerpark: Berlin

A visit to Berlin flea market should be during the weekend. You can literally bargain. There are different markets for different products. Right from vintage clothes, old plates and book chandeliers and porcelain. Many Flohmarkte or Trodelmarkte can be found in the different Bezirke .The best part is that it is also one of the most international markets. Some of the famous flea market is Hallenflohmarkt in der Arena, Nowkolln Flowmarkt is Maybachuferand Kreuzboerg Flow market is Moritzplatz.

El Rastro: Madrid

It is a largest open air market. It is held open from 9am to 3 pm in the historic centre of Madrid every Sunday and also on public holidays. Attracting as many local’s tourists and offering a variety of products both old and new. The market has a unique atmosphere for tourists and locals, who make the most of their visit by combining a little shopping followed by the customary drink and tapas. Shoppers can pick up antiques and a wide assortment of curiosities and discover themed streets like San Cayetano known as PAINTER STREET displaying numerous oil paintings, water colours and reproductions of great artworks.

Portobello Road: London 

It is one of the famous street markets in the world with Antiques market having over 1000 dealers selling every kind of Antiques and collections from all over the world. It is situated in the heart of Notting Hill, A trendy area of London made famous by the film. Thousands of people are seen around looking through second hand clothing stalls .This is a place where you can shop and eat and shop more again.

Brooklyn Flea Market: Newyork

It is a prominent place to score vintage furniture, décor, clothing and handmade goods. It has beautiful vast aisles where one can get lost .You might even forget where you are. Food is a major focal point of the Brooklyn flea, where you’ll find one of the best smatterings of tacos, cupcakes, lobster rolls, cannoli and Asian inspired hot dogs in the country.

Rose Bowl Flea Markets: California

This place is a true legend among flea market lovers in California. More than 20000 flea market enthusiasts gather each month at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. There are 2500 stalls filled with anything and everything their heart could desire or dare to dream of. All in one place, shoes, clothes, furniture, jewellery, sunglasses, crafts, keepsakes, art fabrics, bike costumes, music and every imaginable type of merchandise. This place is full of surprises.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Skiing in the Tatra Mountains


Demänovská
If anyone needed a complete change of holiday destination with a different experience, Jasna Slovakia is the right winter ski centre to spend quality time with your family and friends. No matter whether they are beginners or experts in skiing, they will fall in love with the various facilities and steepness of slopes which can also be witnessed from the ski lifts. For those who like to relax and spend time in sightseeing.

This place is good. It is Slovakia’s largest ski area and is situated in the Low Tatras mountain range. Tatras are very beautiful mountains with thickly forested slopes. It is 40 minutes’ drive from the nearest airport, PopradTatry. Heavy investment in the life system and on the slope facilities has seen Jasna rise to be one of the best resorts in Central Europe over the past few years.

There are some few places where one can visit that is JASNA NIZKE TATRY located in the Liptov region, close to Liptovsky Mikulas in Demanovska Dolina on the northern slope of the low Tatras. It has got longest ski slopes in Slovakia in 5 areas that is Zahradky, Jasna, Otupne, Srdiecko and Kosodrevina.

There is 36 km of slopes and many free ride zones. You can Ski in the evening on the illuminates slope at Biela Put. The winter starts from December to the end of April. The resort Jasna Nizke Tatry offers fresh clean air, relaxation and the opportunity to get plight several ways in the summer. It is a unique place with modern sports possibilities for everyone.

There are few option at the base of the mountains most of the other sport are practised I in the nearby town of Liptovsky Mikulas where they have bowling alley, a cinema and a go karting track. One can also enjoy playing an ice hockey match or lounging in the Tatral and iaaquapark.

The region of Chopok Mountain is linked with valley Demanovska Dolina by two regions of Slovakia: Liptov and Horehronie. Both belong to the most important tourist regions of Slovakia, with their natural beauties and a rich history. Chopok is the highest peak of the low Tatra Mountains, not only for skiing but also in summer you can enjoy. It is really worth making a short trip to the peak via cabin lifts or as a trekking challenge.

This place is a home to state of the art artificial snow making systems which guarantee continuous snow cover for at least 5 months of the year.

In summer there are many other sports activities like Maxi land Summer Park, Alpine Skiing, Dragon Demain Treasure, Hiking Mountain Karts from Mt Chopok, Boating in Jasna, Bungee Trampoline, Nordic Walking, Vrbicke pleso, bike world and the vonroll chairlift museum.

StanisovskaJaskyna cave is not so well known as Demanovska caves but the guide will bring interesting parts to your attention. Some parts of the caves are in darkness so you have to put your torch light on. Demanovska ice cave is a very interesting cave. It takes 45 minutes to visit the cave .Clothing should be proper because it is very cold especially in winter.

The only problem this place faces occasional high winds where the lifts are closed. Then there are changes in the timings of the tour visit.

There are plenty restaurant quite reasonable. There are many hotels where people can relax during the vacation specially the River side apartments situated directly at the entry to the Demanovska Ice cave surrounded by Tatra nature, located on the banks of the Demanovska River.

If you are a lover of skiing this would be the ideal place to enjoy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Why Slovenia Should Be On Your European Bucket List

Slovenia

 

Slovenia –The most Interesting Holiday Destination In Europe


A place that can quench your desire to plan a vacation in Europe is Slovenia, located in Central Europe. The grandeur of this country is such that you get the feeling of travelling entire Europe from this location. Being at the centre, you feel to be in the heart of the continent without compromising with the leisure of travelling. Make your trip happening by flying on to this earthly paradise, having the opportunity to embrace the purity and bliss of nature to its fullest while flapping through the scenic beauty of the place.

The Tourist Herns Of Slovenia

The most imperative aspect that molds people to choose this location for holidaying is the wide range of tourist corners. The place is an amalgamation of picturesque view of the mountains and valleys along with the panoramic view of the oceans and lakes. Lake Bled which is a glacial lake is accompanied by hot springs. The place also has its historical sites with the medieval town of Bled that situates a top-notch church along with a Cliff side Castle that attempts to merge its visitors with the rich and prestigious heritage of Europe as a whole.

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia also welcomes the guests whole heartedly by presenting them Baroque facades mixed with contemporary architecture of native Joze Plecnik and its classy Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spreads out the famous Ljubljanica River. The place boasts for its vast meadows, clean rivers and forests that give a proper shape to this place from all ends.

The other geographic locations include four main European regions, the Alps, the Dinaric area, the Pannonian plain and the Mediterranean. The major tourist attractions are the famous caves with their decoration of stalactites and Stalagmites in Postojna. The impact of its rich culture is also present on the fooding habits of this country.

Accommodation in Slovenia

The other most influencing aspect of travelling is the comfort of dwelling. Everybody wants a peaceful stay at their vacation that remains undisputed by any kinds of stress giving them complete privacy in a pleasant ambience. There are certain places that give you a luxurious feel amongst the vicinity of nature. Like Lushna Eco Villas and several other resorts makes your living extremely desirable. The infrastructure is entirely natural that gives you a fresh feel all throughout your stay. All that you had always expected from your holiday resort can be made available here.

Why Slovenia?

With its rich cultural and historical touch in everything, it marks the place distinct from all other countries of Europe. The reason why it should be in the hit list of your travel destination of Europe is very subtly it leaves a lasting impression on your mind and soul. The memories that you create here with your loved ones will force you to land up to this place again and again.

Slovenia is both exciting and exhilarating with its diverse options of tourist sites. You not only get the option to experience various things of utmost fancy but can also cherish a mesmerizing stay at the holiday resorts in all comfort and privacy.

6 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations


Niue
People in the 21st century live a hectic and stressful life under the constant hustle and bustle of the city. So in between this hullabaloos we need a break from our everyday routine to compose and pacify ourselves. And the best way to soothe our souls is a vacation. People are no more interested in the familiar vacation spots but are expanding their horizons and contriving the world. Surprising tourist spots have surfaced where tourism is booming.
  1. PARAGUAY - This travel destination with enchanting natural beauty tops the list of growing travel destination. It is a place of contrasts where dense forests exist side by side with towns and cities. A city rich in culture and history is often referred to as Heart of America. The Municipal Museum and The Visual Arts Museum in the capital city of Asuncion is famous for their unusual exhibits. The Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Taravangue are world heritage sites demonstrating excellent architecture of the 1700. 
  2. TAJIKISTAN - The next emerging holiday destination has astounding rugged landscape that promises a good deal of adventure for adventure lovers, trekkers and climbers. The breathtaking view of the Pamir Mountains and Lake Karakol are the major attractions. The capital city of Dushanbe is located at the meeting points of River Kofarnihon and River Vazorb. The scenic beauty here is undeniably marvelous. 
  3. NIUE- The alluring and enchanting Niue which means behold the coconut, is an independent nation packed with plenty of astonishment for intrepid travelers. Popular as the Rock of Polynesia or the Rock of Love as the natives call it excites the tourists for fishing, kayaking, caving and guided hiking. Another major attraction is the whales nursing their calves in the warm water of Niue. The outrageously scenic Niue should be on the bucket list for the next trip! 
  4. JAPAN- It is the land of juxtaposition where tradition coexists with modernity. In the suburbs one can easily find a video games parlor beside a farmer’s paddy field. Japan is naturally beautiful all through the year. The most visited sites are the Temple of Golden Pavilion, Tokyo Imperial Palace and Mt. Fiju, the highest peak of Japan. The building of the Pavilion is covered in a golden leaf that gets reflected in the pond. The palace showcases Japan's history and art and functions both as a museum and an administration center. 
  5. ICELAND- Located at the edge of the Arctic Circle, it is a place where nature is in its prime, unparalleled and unrivalled. Iceland is an amalgamation of fjords, volcanic spots dominated by glaciers. The Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis is a spectacle worth witnessing during winter. Reykjavik the largest and the capital city of Iceland have great museums and art districts. The Blue Lagoon is a man made geothermal spa that is the only wonder in the world where one can swim in the clear water in 40 degree yet can be surrounded by snow. 
  6. BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA- The hospitable people and the fusion of East and West atmosphere entices vacationers from all over the world. The undulating visually stunning land is historically very rich. It is renowned for its culture and cuisine. Major draw cards are Sarajevo and Mostar. Sarajevo the largest cultural capital features the oldest theaters and museums. It is considered to be the Jerusalem of Europe because of its diversity. Mostar is the most visited place where an ols bridge or Stari Most is situated and River Neretva flows under it. Surrounded by majestic mountains it is a magnificent city to visit.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

6 Destinations to Book Now for "Shoulder Season" Travel


Hawaii
Shoulder season is the most favorable time to go for holidays as everything goes according to your preference. The span between early September and October is generally known as the Shoulder Season. This is an off timing for vacation and due to this unhasty situation to boost up tourism discounts are available in every sector may that be ticket fares or accommodation that acts as a seasoning. The most important aspect of travelling is that it should fit in your budget. You can enjoy your tour to its fullest only if you are completely free from the stress of your daily life and if the expenses do not exceed the desired limit. Your dream holiday destinations can be fulfilled if you go by this prospectus. Here are 6 destinations that can be most happening during the Shoulder Season.
  1. Australia – One of the most apt places to visit during the shoulder season is Australia as you can be privileged to get additional lease on accommodation and travelling allowance. The atmosphere is also very admiring during this time as the spring season is on set. It is the time of Sydney Fringe Festival and Night Noodle Markets that will fill your vacation with a lot of excitement. 
  2. Hawaii – This location is easily affordable as the rates of the hotels swoops down during the shoulder season. Discounts are also available on airfare. The weather conditions during this time in Hawaii are very pleasant that will add an extra charm to your holidaying. 
  3. Greece – The onslaught of shoulder months strikes a blow at the tourism of this place. As you can easily avail hotel rooms for yourself. This is the most desired time to visit Greece. Since, this place is famous for its rich cultural and historical backdrop there are several tourist attractive destination and because of the off season they are less crowded and hence you can enjoy peacefully at these herns with your friends and family that will enable you to built everlasting memories without experiencing any sort of stress. 
  4. Florida – The tourism of this place dies during the shoulder season and hence to equate the profit margins you get the best deals for everything starting from ticket fares to accommodation. You can easily visit the Theme Parks and other renowned places without any trouble as the school and college are in session. This is the best time to travel Florida since the hotel rates are trimmed down that will keep your vacation in your budget. 
  5. France – This place is famous for its Parisian hotel and you can avail discounts here during the shoulder season. Flight promotions are also available for you. Visiting France during this time can be lot more fashionable as Paris organizes Fashion shows and Trade Fairs that can be a new experience altogether. 
  6. Ireland – Another most fascinating place that can be easily affordable during the shoulder season because of the huge discounts that you get in almost every domain of holidaying. Other than the trimmed rates you also feel privilege to witness the festivals of Dublin like Fringe Festival and Oktoberfest that will be a fresh and new addition to your memories of travelling.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Places You Must Travel To Around India If You Love Photography


Kerala
India is a motherland of many enigmas. India is the domain of flawless beauty which makes the country alluring and at peace land on the earth. Our country has not only classy natural beauty; it is also full of rich culture and historical places. Many historical monuments are found in India. So, these make India one of the most attractive lands for photography. From its scenic beauty to the rich culture and the great history and emotions around India, your lens can snap if it is at the proper place at the proper time. Here are some top places of natural beauty and historical significance with full of regional culture which are most appropriate places for a photographer.

Ladakh: 

Ladakh is one of the height tourist spots at Jammu and Kashmir in India. It has a spectacular landscape for photography. You can capture the mountains or the elegance of super blue Pangong Lake, the wildlife and the birds that gather around lakes. You can watch here the wildlife that can’t be seen anywhere in the country and also see the views from the longest navigable road in the world. The culture of Ladakh slows its traditions and uniqueness. Apart from these there are many monasteries rarely framed to escalate photography opportunities and snap the booming ethos of Ladakh. The appropriate time to stopover for photography is from July to September.


Mehrangarh

Rajasthan: 

Rajasthan is the most well-known historical place all over India. It is enriched with several historical monuments and forts. Jaipur is the pink city of India because most houses are hued in pink. Amer Mahal which is composed with sand stone and marble, HawaMahal a high screen wall, City Palace which is a Mughal architecture are the main attractions of Jaipur. Aside from these Jaigarh Fort in Bikaner, Mehrangarh Fort are marvelous click-worthy places. Mount Abu is a fabulous hill station of Rajasthan and perfect for photo click. You can capture the wildlife of Mount Abu wildlife Sanctuary.

Agra and New Delhi: 

New Delhi is the capital of India and it is one of the biggest cities in India. It is adorned with many historical facts and monuments. QutubMinar, the tallest brick Indo-Islamic architectural minaret in all over the world; The Red Fort, the residence of Mughal Emperor; The India Gate, a war memorial; Humayun’s Tomb, a Mughal architecture designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect, these are the center of attraction in New Delhi. The Tajmahal, blocked out with full of marble stone in Agra is one of the wonder among the seven wonders of World. It is the biggest enticement of India. Agra fort and many other attractions are also picturesque.

Kashmir: 

Kashmir is the called heaven of India. It is set like a crown at the top of the India and cradled in the lap of magnificent mountains of the Himalayas. Is has dual mood of beauty, one in winter, when this paradise is enveloped with snow and another in spring and summer, when the lavish natural beauty of greenery, fruits and flowers are enrich this land. This land is the king of landscape. You can click the spellbound beauty of Dal Lake full of flowers by riding shikara, the apple gardens and the different types of flower gardens.

Maharashtra: 

Maharashtra is the state, surrounded by places which are icons to the photo enthusiasts. There are prehistoric monuments, temples, waterfalls and festivals that are flushed with culture which are very much photogenic. The Ajanta and Ellora Caves are the relevant places for photography. Malsejh Ghat, Kaas Plateau with full of wild flowers, Lonar Crater lake, Rajgad Fort in Pune, Lonavala in between Mumbai and Pune are charming places for photographers.

Kerala: 

The mountains, backwaters, beaches, hill stations, boat race, backwater cruise on a house boat, culture, natural beauty and each and every element of Kerala are serene and picture perfect.

Alleppy, the Venice of east is renowned for backwaters trip and boat races. Kochi is accepted as the finest natural harbor in the world. A photographer feels crazy too see the liberal beauty of Kerala.

In spite of these place there are thousands of places that are ideal for photography in India like Cherapunji in Meghalaya; Shillong in north east India; Dehradun, Mussoorie, Manali, Kulu in Uttarakhand; Sandakfu in west Bengal; Coorg in Karnataka; Andaman and Nicobar Island; Varanashi which is the place of interest, festivals, religious culture or landscape etc. For wildlife photography you can travel to Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh. These fabulous places all over India make the country generous for photographers.