Monday, July 30, 2018

Berlin, the City Full of Surprises

Berlin
Berlin, the capital of Germany and the country’s largest city, is also a major centre of politics, culture, media and science. There is a wide variety of activities, day trips and excursion in Berlin that will wrap visitors up in its complex history. If you need Photo friendly sights, Berlin has them in spades. Berlin is a city that never sleeps, offering endless places to eat drink and party around the clock. The city attracts international performers, top movie producers and world renowned artist who offer their wares to cultural thirsty Berliners.

Berlin is full of surprises, with its ever-changing life it’s hard to keep up with even a fraction of what is going on in the city. There are many tourist attractions to visit in Berlin like the Brandenburg Gate or the Holocaust memorial. It is a city to live, a city to do and not just a city to see.

Following facts of Berlin will give you a clearer picture:

Street markets: Berlin is famous for its street markets as well you can find absolutely everything from vintage clothes and antiques to old books and broken toys. Don’t forget to check out the food carts and markets as well.

Berliner Weibe (Berlin White): Berlin has its open beer speciality, the Berliner Weibe. It is slightly bitter and sour taste and it is made from wheat.

Berlin considered as Germany’s greenest city. 44% of its area made of waterways, woods, rivers and green areas. Make sure to explore the city during the warmer months. You are bound to fall in love with the city all over again.

Parks, lakes and forests comprise around one third of Berlin’s total area. This makes Berlin the perfect destination. You can combine your city sightseeing along with your activities like cycling, kayaking and hiking.

Nightlife: Berlin can’t be overlooked its great clubbing culture. There is an incredible variety of clubs with music for all tastes and also some impressive locations. For instance, Watergate located in the area of the same name has a terrace with a wonderful view of the river. Weekend is located on a 15th floor next to the TV tower in Alexanderplatz and Berghain and Panorama Batr probably the most important club in Europe is located in an old factory and offers the best electronic music of the city.

Museum Island: at the eastern end of the Unter den Linden is Museum Island, a UNESCO listed World Heritage site lying in the middle of the spree. It’s a home to five of Berlin’s most important museums .Bode Museum, Altes Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and the other two not to be missed out are the Neues Museum and the spectacular Pergamon museum

Brandenburg Gate is a neoclassical monument since the 18th century. It is one of the most significant landmarks in the city because of its separation between East and West Berlin. Be sure not to miss this historical spot and the photo opportunities it brings.

The Berlin Tower also known as Fernsehturm. It is the highest building in the city. One can climb up this concrete jungle during the sunset hour for a more scenic experience. Enjoy some dinner or cocktails and get a VIP pass access if it gets jam packed.

River Cruise: enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on rivers spree and admire the attraction from a different angle.

Base Flying is a combination of bungee and base jumping. If you are a lover of action and adrenaline, Berlin will definitely be a blast for you. You can take an elevator to the rooftop terrace of the 125 meter high park inn hotel. Base flying is not for the feeble, but if it is adrenaline you are looking for in the capital, then you have come to the right place.

Strand bad Grumau is the most charming lake beach. The water here is deep enough for proper swimming and it doesn’t get quite busy on a hot summer day.

Where to stay in Berlin: Hotel Adlon Kempinski and Berlin Marriott Hotel is the best hotel to stay for those looking for Luxury. Melia Berlin and Streigenberger Hotel and kanzleramt are the best hotel for middle price budget. Those looking for a budget hotel The Circus Hostel and Hotel Berlin The Wall are the best.

Best time to Visit is during the cherry blossom season around April to early may when all the gardens wear all shades of pink.

There’s no end of things to do in Berlin, especially in attraction and Nightlife venues.

Across Central Europe in 10 days

Central Europe has emerged as a favourite for tourists owing to its intriguing and culturally fascinating cities. For a perfect balance between classical sightseeing and beautiful landscapes, plan a trip to Central Europe and embrace the hidden treasure trove that awaits you! You can take a flight to Vienna followed by a train from Vienna to Prague and visit other towns such as Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw or any other depending on your time and preferences. Here, we have listed a few of the best cities that you can cover in Central Europe over a span of 10 days:

Prague

Prague is one city that has faced a dark past with many invasions, overthrows, cases of floods and fires. However, the beautiful sceneries and narrow streets of Prague are a testimony to its strength even in the worst times. One cannot end their trip in Prague without paying a visit to the historic Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Other attractions include the various churches, statue-lined bridges and the warm people. An added advantage about traveling in Prague is that one can enjoy many things here at decent prices.

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Vienna 

Known for being the erstwhile home of the music legends, Mozart and Beethoven; Vienna is a land of dreams. Make sure you attend a classical concert while in this imperial city and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate in a Viennese coffee house. For an enchanting experience, hop aboard the river cruise along the Danube to Bratislava and explore the mighty Bratislava castle.

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Budapest

While Budapest has been made a part of commonplace culture owing to George Ezra’s melodious voice, it is a city worth a place in the bucket list of each avid traveler across the world. For an authentic experience, start your time here with a dinner cruise along the river to get a glimpse at the eccentric architecture that is lit by night. Look at the many sculptures, paintings and rooms of Buda Castle and make sure you spend some time chilling in a famous thermal pool in the city. Enjoy looking at the splendid Hungarian countryside and the Low Tatras mountain range.
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Krakow 

The former capital of Poland is a major tourist attraction in Europe today. One can find reflections of the splendid architecture in the churches, cathedrals, castle, Nouveau theatre and several other monuments. Krakow is truly a city for the youth and is forever in a state of frenzy owing to the many bars, clubs and restaurants. Make sure you tour Wawel Castle to get an insight into the grand life of the former Polish kings, the Ryner market square and St. Mary’s church. For history enthusiasts, visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp can be an eerie reminder of the bitter truth of the Holocaust.
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Europe is truly a treasure trove for tourists and it would be a mistake to skip traveling to the cities mentioned above atleast once in a lifetime. So, don your tourist hats and start creating an itinerary to explore the gems of Central Europe soon!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Paradise for Hens and Stags in Marbella

Marbella
Marbella has become one of the best destinations for hen and stag in Europe .Either for a one night event or if you want to plan a lengthier stay. This section gives you some ideas for activities to keep you all entertained. Marbella is famous for luxury, glitz and glamour. This vivacious beach town also attracts thousands of stags and hen party groups every year.

The Night life section is where you will find all the best bars and clubs for your stag and hen party. For guys it maybe a day at Ascari or some cannoning in the mountain and girls may be you would enjoy learning the art of Burlesque or maybe just having some hours of pampering. Whether its adrenaline fuelled events or more chilled out relaxing that you need we have included a great selection here.

Beach clubs: Marbella is a home to best beach clubs. Enjoy your hen and stag parties by sunbathing by the pool. Many of the beach clubs offer a personal waiter service. Bali lounging beds and great food venues such as Funky Nudha and clean beach have a more animated atmosphere with resident house Djs and champagne parties throughout the summer.

Marbella is famous for its pool parties with guest spraying champagne. Foam parties at Plaza Beach and internally famous Djs entertaining the guest. Usually it is hosted during the day at various beach clubs. Boat parties are a must for hen and stag weekends in Marbella.

Bars and clubs: No hen weekend in Marbella is complete without sipping on a few cocktail. Astral Cocktail bar is one of Marbella’s most famous cocktail bars. It is made entirely of wood the bar has a real beach feel and a great selection of cocktail.

Activities for hen and stag in Marbella

Bubble football: it is also known as Zorbfootball. It is a recreation of the game with players encased in giant inflatable bubbles down to the waist. There’s an option of a bunny girl serving refreshment on the sidelines. This is the perfect activity for stags.

Jet –Lev flight: Experience the exhilarating feeling of levitation, James bond style. Fly like a jumping dolphin as you travel through the air and over the glistening Marbella waters on your adrenaline fuelled celebratory weekend. Jet- levs are powerful, uniquely designed beast with water nozzle repulsion force useful to achieve stable, controlled flight. To activate the throttle there is a digital wire system. The thrill of jet-levving has been linked to bungee jumping and sky diving, perfect to get the adrenalin pumping.

Best bites: 

La sala is a fabulous restaurant using the best local ingredients. La sala is a great place to party with live entertainment and cocktail galore to toast the bride to be.La sala also have live music and DJ’s throughout the week ensuring a great night out and their free valet parking.

Dolphin and whale watching: Marbella has an array of marine life. Take an organised tour trip and get the chance to see three different types of Dolphins sperm whales, orca whales and fin whales in their natural habitat.

Marbella is known for its glamour and fun .This is a town that provides the perfect hen weekend playground. Marbella is a paradise for party goers.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Roof of the World Karakoram

Roof of the World Karakoram
Karakoram is a Turkic term meaning black rock, the spectacular mountain range. Karakoram lies between the borders of Pakistan, china and Afghanistan. There is high concentration of peaks over 8000 mts more than anywhere else in the world.

The lofty chain of Karakoram Mountains is enriched with tons of natural scenic beauty. The scenic beauty of these mountains is amazing which makes us admire them. The world famous Siachen Glacier lays here in the Karakoram Range along with beautiful lakes and hot water springs. Karakoram Mountain Range could be termed as overall the second highest mountain range in the world.

Climbing and trekking are the most popular activities. But there is more demand for white water rafting and kayaking, ski touring, hand gliding and mountain biking. Guided trips are an excellent way to see how the locals live and explore their daily routine without disrupting their habits.

The karakoram highway is a popular tourist attraction. Travelling over Karakoram highway is an experience of a life time.KKH has its beauty in highest peaks mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, rock art and petreglyphs. Villages on link road are also beautiful and have some small lakes, spring water, forest etc.

There are various places to stay the night at road side hotels and number of areas where you could set up camps and stay in tents or in the vehicles. Hunza is a place to stay. If you stay for a few weeks you will never regret it. Life is so smooth, so easy and so comfortable.

Karakoram

Looking at the sun rise from a particular spots allows you to see the first light hitting one of the high peaks, the Golden finger, first and then after short intervals it hits 8 peaks within a few minutes. It is a view to absorb and to treasure for life.

Home to world’s 2nd highest peak: world’s second tallest mountain K2 lies in the Karakoram Mountains. The range is home to 300 peaks with an elevation between 5200 to 28000 feet from the seal level.

Hunza to Khunjrab is a very unique road passing through the highest mountain ranges in the world. Khunjrab is the highest metal road in the world with very unique views

Karakoram is said to be the 8th wonder of the world. It is because of the long highway of hundreds of kilometres, winding uphill downhill slopes. The highway was built by the Pakistanis and Chinese engineers and has described as a marvel of civil engineering. It is an amazing view from Abbatobad all the way to Khunjerab Pass. Journey along the amazing karakoram highway never gives a feeling of repeated experience.

The white paradise: The karakoram is in one of the world’s most geologically active mountain ranges. It is covered with snows and looks like a white paradise throughout the year. Karakoram glaciers are covered with a layer of rubble which insulates the ice from the warmth of the sun.

The Karakoram highway is not meant for timid drivers nor for travellers seeking luxury accommodations and amenities. Driving on this highway is a gratifying experience. It provides unparallel access to one of the world’s most underappreciated and rarely trod region. In the past years the highway is the third best tourist destination in Pakistan. It is famous for adventure. It is the highest border crossing the world, this highway was built as a symbol of Pakistan, Chinese friendship and cooperation.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Life Changing Experiences You Can Only Have in Rwanda

Rwanda
Rwanda is known as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a thousand hills). Rwanda is one of East African countries. It is characterised by fascinating savannah, undulating hills, deep valleys, abundant wildlife and natural aesthetics with verdant green hills. Some of the regions are best for its coffee and tea, spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife.

The things to do in Rwanda are not many but very unique. Rwanda has a lot to offer to the adventurous traveller.

Volcanoes National park: Rwanda is one of the three nations in the whole world where it’s possible to see gorillas in their natural habitat. Despite the small area of the park with about 125 km of rain forests, it is a home to more than 400 gorillas. It is located in Musanze district. It is a 90 minutes scenic drive from Kigali international airport to the trekking point. Trekking is limited to only eight people per group besides the mountain gorillas. Volcanoes national park is also a home to golden monkey trekking and gives you the opportunity to come into contact with these rare primates.

Gorilla Adventure Tours is ranked as Rwanda’s number one Gorilla tours and wildlife tour operators based in Rwanda. It is a country with amazing culture, abundant wildlife and the home of the Rwanda Gorillas. Spending time with gorillas in the wild is the greatest wildlife encounter on earth. Mountain gorillas are found in the forest cloaked virunga Mountains, which straddle the border between Rwanda, Uganda and DRC. Once you have your permit you are guaranteed to spend an hour with these precious primates. The price of these gorilla tracking permits may seem high but the revenue they generate is used for the conservation of the forest. These gentle giants inhabit as well as for the protection of the gorillas themselves.

Lake Burera is nestled in the foothills of the Muhabura Volcano, the twin lakes are one of Rwanda’s hidden gems. Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera’s blue waters and surrounding hills make a stunning backdrop to any weekend trip. One of the most relaxing spots in the country of Lake Burera is camping.

Lake Kivu is a stunning place to visit for your Rwanda safari. Located along the Rwanda border next to the Democratic Republic of congio, it offers swimming and boat cruising opportunity on the fresh waters of the great East African rift valley. Visitors can relax and enjoy the lake side picturesque views. Congo Nile Trail is becoming the ultimate traveller destination of Lake Kivu. This trail attracts bikers, hikers and even kayakers.

Rawanda clothing stores is a shop for tailored men and women clothes with an African touch. Browse through the collection of high end dresses, skirts, suits, jackets, cardigans and accessories designed by Joseelyn Unutoniwase featuring high quality fabric in native prints and colours.

Spend time in Kigali Rwanda’s capital is a unique city on the heart of Rwanda. Kigali is a gorgeous city with great weather. It is quickly transforming into a vibrant and exciting city. It provides an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity. Kigali has a lot to offer especially markets, art galleries, hikes and more. Kigali is a city on the move.

Akagera Aviation is currently the only company that provides a helicopter tour over Rwanda’s hills. It enables the guest to witness a bird’s eye view of the land of a thousand hills.

Tourist industry of coffee washing station has recently been developed. Visit the Kinuni Coffee Washing station near the lakeside town of Giseny. You can taste some of Rwanda’s best coffee while learning all about the process from the bean to the cup.

Giant grilled fish stuffed with onion and spices are available all over the Nyamirambo neighbourhood of Kigali. Eating fish with your hands is compulsory and one of the most delicious ways to dine in Rwanda.

Tourism is on the rise in Rwanda .There is best of lodges opened to cater to the stay of the tourist. One of them is the Bisate Lodge. The six lodge suites look like birds nest and the interiors are beyond stylish. Bisate is situated on the rim of an eroded volcanic crater and every private balcony on the property has a perfect view of the Bisoke volcano.

Rwanda is all rounder in terms of history and culture, beach and lakeside attractions, amazing landmarks, lively nightlife and friendly people. These reasons show you that Rwanda is really a great destination suitable for your vacation.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Magaluf, a Spanish Island

Magaluf
Magaluf is a great holiday attractions with its variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and beaches with water sports activities for the holiday maker. There are lots of day out attractions and many beautiful sights to visit and see in Magaluf. It has been a favourite destination for tourist of all ages.

Because of the attraction families, singles and retired people keep coming back year after year. Magaluf is well known for its nightlife during the summer season. Its top nightclubs such as BCN are well known by clubbers throughout Europe and some of the top DJs from the UK turn up here for short stints during these months.

Apart from nightlife there are beaches with small kiosk bars set up during the day which play great music and there are some British pubs which serve ice cold beers and live sport all day long. There are also plenty of water parks and theme parks for a brilliant evening of entertainment for all the family members.

Some of the attractions are: 

Have fun with Magaluf Boat parties: Magaluf boat parties are a great day out. On these boats you party in style and you go through the beautiful crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and coves of Magaluf and Majorca. During the trip you can enjoy the world’s best Djs playing, drink beer or cocktail and party with the coolest people.

Jet boat ride: Blade runner Jet Boat Excursion is a 2 hour thrill ride in Magaluf .It is the only one of its kind in Europe. The boating experience is definitely unique and breathtaking.

Western Water Park is a themed western town with shows and a good selection of slides. Teenagers will love the Magaluf Karting track. It is one of the biggest water parks in Majorca and has lots of water rides. The water park is perfect for both kids and adults. There are free buses plying from Palma Nova, Magaluf, Santa Ponsa and Paguera to this water park.

Pirates Adventure shows is a great attraction. It is known for its unique blend of world class acrobatics, thrilling gymnastics and breathtaking dance. It is kind of an escape to a magical world of action, thrills, comedy and fun. It is set in a theatre which contains a life size gallon where you’ll enjoy dinner with a pirate theme as you watch a superb show for all the family.

The Kathmandu Park is a vacation spot. Magaluf is one of the most popular theme parks in the Balearic Islands. Kathmandu Park is a fairy tale world, where visitors can experience all kinds of adventures like rides, 4 D encounters, adrenaline inducing climbing courses, a large mini golf course as well as water attractions for the entire family. Step into the Wild West and practice you’re shooting on a stimulated ride, or discover the undersea wonders of the interactive aquarium.

Rent car: there is plenty of entertainment to keep you amused for a fortnight in and around Magaluf you’ll be richly rewarded if you decide to rent a car and head out to explore beyond the resort.

Magaluf is an ideal destination during weekends for stag and hen. It has hundreds of bars and a fine selection of clubs and disco bars. Drink prices are very reasonable because of the competitions, special promotion and happy hours.

Magaluf is not just for party goers. It is wonderful for couples and families also looking for sunshine filled holiday in a stunning location.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Incredible Places Where the Ocean Glows

bioluminescent
Credit: Leanne Marshall
Nature displays magical beauty in places that are already among the most beautiful in the world. We are talking about the phosphorescent waves. Tourists travel the world to get a glimpse of the phosphorescent waves that light up at night. There are two glows that illuminates and the glare that obscure. This phosphorescent is usually caused by algae present in the water like fire flies in the air. The algae emit a glow whenever they are jostled. It is caused sometimes by tides rolling in and out or by motion of a boat or a fish moving through the water.

Today the beauty of the night can all too often be obscured by the glare of business that surrounds the beaches of the world. Bioluminescent tides exist throughout the world. This glowing water seems like little twinkling stars. This colourful display attracts thousands of tourists who imagine that they are swimming among the stars.

Puerto Mosquito, Vieques, Puerto Rico: This magical bioluminescent bay has been officially declared the brightest in the world by Guinness Book of world records. Vieques Island has one of the world’s best bioluminescent bays. The dinos present in the waters are responsible for this amazing natural Phenomenon. The dinos come into contact with another organism or shaken up, they produce a bright burst of blue light. It is the best experience during a New Moon phase. Don’t skip out your trip of Isla de Vieques without taking a tour of this magnificent and magical natural wonder. It will be a magical, priceless memory to remember for a life time. The Kayak cruise is perfect to experience this close up.
The Blue Grotto Malta: it is said to be one of the spectacular natural sights in the world. It is reachable only via specially licensed boat. Blue Grotto is just one of nine caves .The caves on Filfa Island are surrounded by tall cliffs. These waves constantly pound the caves thus producing the Phosphorescent glow.

Ton Sai Karbi, Thailand: don’t miss out the extraordinary fete of nature at the  at Ton Sai. The planktons that dwell in the deep water light up and glitter. It’s super trippy. Try walking in the deep waters you will see your footsteps glowing. It’s like witnessing fairy dust.

Navarre Beach Florida: one can enjoy Kayaking during the warm summer months, especially around Indian River and Mosquito lagoon. The water glows as both boaters and fish move through the water. The fish looks like blue comets. The ocean beaches also glow from time to time.

Mission Bay, San Diego: Due to the mass amounts of bioluminescent algae the waves of the ocean are red during the day and neon blue at night. These algae sometimes emit toxins that are dangerous to our health. So make sure you check out the satellites imagery for the day to see if you can go for a swim or not. If swimming is not possible you can always kayak to take pictures of the wonderful glow.

Halong Bay Vietnam is known for its emerald water and stunning natural beauty. Halong Bay is among the most breathtaking bioluminescent bays. Also regarded as a UNESCO world Heritage site. Halong Bay has plenty to explore, ranging from the caves to the wilderness to limestone islands. It is truly a traveller’s dream come true.

Waitomo, New Zealand: Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glow-worm Grotto. It is purely unique. It may sound surprising but bioluminescence doesn’t just exist in the sea. Head to the caves in Waitomo and you’ll be awe struck. The walls of the cave are covered with tiny glow-worms that light up the cave.

Torrey Pines Beach, San Diego, CA is a coastal bioluminescent beach. The waves give a vivid blue glow as they crash ashore and it is visible only after nightfall.

Experience this beautiful work of nature. You don’t have to be above the clouds to dance with the stars. Just head to any of these bioluminescent beaches and bays and experience once in a lifetime.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Queen of the Hills: Ooty

Ooty
Ooty a British township is couched amidst those gorgeous blue mountains of Southern India. It is also known as udhagamandalam. Ooty is called as the Queen of the hill station. It is nestled among the Nilgiris at an altitude of 2240 meters above sea level. The climate is favourable all year around. Nilgiris means Blue Mountains, a land of picturesque picnic spots and lakes. It draws tourist, adventure enthusiasts, honeymooners and the film industry. Like bees to nectar, Ooty is also a heaven for sports, adventure, hiking and riding and playing tennis and snooker, and then of course there is the gorgeously scenic golf course. The eucalyptuses are quite a part of the Ooty landscape. These tall, lanky trees can be seen on the slopes around. Many travellers may feel that Ooty and Nilgiris lack the awe, mystique and drama of the Himalayas but it is not so.

Activities that draw visitors to this place:


Toy train plays an important part of Ooty tour. The Toy train that connects the hill station with Mettupalayam makes Ooty all the more enjoyable. The toy train is also called as Nilgiris Mountain Railway Toy Train. It charms its visitors with equal zest windings its way through the best of nature, weaving amidst the forest dark snaking tunnels, sharp bends and among the mist and fog. The Toy train is a spectacular trip up and down the slopes with birds and trees all dancing along.

Ooty Lake is the pride of the Blue Hills: it is the central and strategic attraction. The boat house established in the Ooty Lake is the major tourist attraction. The lake is surrounded by sky high eucalyptus trees. Boating in the azure waters with your families is sure to a create moments of magic. Rowing or pedalling a boat over the serene Ooty lake should be your top most priority, there is a mini train too for kids to hop on and take a quick tour of the lake. Boat races as well as other events are also organised here for two days in May. The lake is filled with beautiful water birds with the exotic Nilgiris Mountain ranges in the background.

Botanical Gardens lie in the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak. Visitors are greeted with astounding colourful natural beauty from the moment they pass through the gates. Another highlight of the Botanical gardens is the Toda Hill also known as the Toda mund. It gives the visitors an insight into the lives and culture of Todas.This Botanical garden is awarded as the Garden of Excellence by World Federation of Rose Societies. The garden is a wonderland for nature lovers.

Rose Garden is situated in the heart of Ooty. It is said to be one of the largest rose gardens in India. It is a collection of roses including the miniature roses, hybrid tea roses, floribunda, black and green roses and many other unique varieties. The climate of Ooty is ideal for the plants to have a long blooming season.

Doddabetta Peak is the highest point of South India. This peak pulls the crowd. The view of the Nilgiris from here is breathtaking. The beautiful valleys, plains of Coimbatore and the flat highlands of Mysore are visible from this point. There is a Telescope house at Doddabetta peak. It enables the visitors to get a better view of the surrounding landscape. Tourist can also indulge in trekking at the Doddabetta Peak which is also the highest peak of the Nilgiris.

Tiger Hill is one of the most mesmerising destinations in Ooty. This hill lies to the east of the Hill station and towards the lower end of the Doddabetta Peak. There is also a cave close to the Tiger Hill which is believed to be associated with many religious legends. This is a beautiful picnic spot and locals and tourist flock to this place to unwind and relax.

Tea Estate view point: The Nilgiris region is renowned for its tea plantation. The tea estate or plantation is one of the tourist attractions. The tourist enjoys going for a walk in the tea estate which gives them peace. Glenmorgan is one of the old tea estate and also one of the famous picnic spots. The tourist is even allowed inside the tea factories. You can click photographs. But remember one thing you are not allowed to pluck the tea leaves from the tea estate.

Best time to visit Ooty: It is advisable to avoid going to Ooty during the rainy seasons. Visiting during the annual Tea and Tourism festival is likely to enhance entire Ooty experience.

Accommodation in Ooty ensures you enjoy your vacation in hassles free way. There are various kinds of needs and budget from Luxurious to budget ones. Tourist has enough of options to choose from. Some of them are sterling holiday’s fern hills, king’s cliff, Holiday Inn Gem Park, Club Mahindra, Danish villa, etc.

Anyone looking for a respite from humidity and the scorching Indian sun, Ooty is the place to be.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Ravishing Beauty Leh India

Leh
Leh is one of the famous tourist’s destinations. It is located in the northern most parts of the country lapped in the snow covered fringes of the Himalayas. Leh has been the centre of Tibeto- Buddhist culture since ages. Leh is the epitome of scenic beauty. Once you visit this place there’s no other place on earth which could be compared to the bliss. Leh is covered with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas. The Zanskar, the Ladakh and the karakoram.

Places to visit in Leh:


Pangong Tso Lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Leh and is located 160 kilometres away from Ladakh. The word Tso means lake and Pangong Tso means high grassland lake. It is a beautiful lake with crystal blue water blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year. Pangong is also famous for camping.

Best time to visit is June to September 


Magnetic hill is known as the Gravity Hill located near Leh in Ladakh. It gives you an experience of a life time. There are several reasons as to why it is called the Magnetic Hill or the Gravity Hill. Some believe that the magnetic force in the area is so strong that if you leave your vehicle at the base of the hill with the brakes unlocked, it will start moving uphill on its own.

Zanskar River is a north flowing tributary of the Indus River. It offers you an ice trek when frozen and white water river rafting when flowing. The shining deep blue water is an added beauty to visiting this. The river is covered with mighty mountains around it. The river is absolutely gorgeous.

Trekking: Experience an adrenaline rush and unfold the mystic land by trekking in the most uneven terrains of Leh ladakh. Dive into the spirit of adventure. Be a part of the restless world and have an amazing experience with few of these treks like Markha valley Trek, Ripchar Valley Trek, Padum to Darcha Trek, Frozen river trek. If you are interested in treks then one must not miss out the snow leopard Trek. It is thrilling as your eyes are always rolling around in search of snow leopards.

Shopping: Interacting with the locals and learning about their tradition and customs can only be done by visiting the market areas. Beside a visit to the local market it allows how to purchase unique items such as semi precious stones, pearls, tribal jewellery, organic products and local handicrafts.

Best places to stay in Leh: suiting everyone’s budget, it is easy to find accommodation in Leh During the peak season between July and September. There are many run establishments in Leh offering personalized services. Budget lodging is available in three man area that is the old town, the newer areas along the fort road and changspa village. Accommodation option includes guesthouses, tourist complexes, hiker’s huts and local paying guest facilities.

There is not so much happening for nightlife in Leh. Do not expect anything like a night club, casino, a theatre, live music or disco. Most people go to a restaurant or cafe and hang out with their friends drinking tea, soft drinks or coffee. It is pleasant to look at the sky at night. The moon and the stars look so neat as if one could almost touch them. Leh is the perfect place to watch shooting stars. Telescope is a must when visiting this place.

Leh is a place where u lose track of time lost in the lap of nature and get mesmerized by its ravishing beauty. Hence it’s a trip of passion to the travel freaks and nature lovers.

Why not ease up your mind, get drunk in the wild beauty and envisage yourself in the enchanting valley.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Holi in Pushkar

Holi
Holi is India most loud and vibrant festival. Holi the festival of colours marks the end of winter and start of spring. As Mother Nature is preparing her to show of remarkable spring colours, many streets across India are re-enacting this revival of life with coloured powder, music and festive cheer. Traditionally it is a religious festival for the Hindus. Holi has become much loved celebration eagerly anticipated by Hindus and non Hindus alike, in recent years. It has travelled across oceans bursting onto the shores of Europe and North America by way of huge Holi parties and colour run called 5K.

Pushkar is one of the world’s famous destinations for the festival of colours. Not just Indian, but backpackers and tourist come together at Pushkar every year for a Holi of a life time.

Pushkar is the best place for Holi for the Tourists. The entire experience is tailored for the tourist.

A big campfire is burnt out at Holi night which is also known as Holika Dahan followed by dandiya by the locals and then some music parties all around Pushkar and the next day from early morning everyone gathers around the square garden and enjoy the Kapda Faad Holi.

This Kapda Faad Holi is only meant for the foreign tourist not for locals. Mainly priest make arrangement for foreign tourist to participate in this auspicious celebration and district police takes charge of security arrangement so that no local person can either participate.

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For the past five years, Kapda Faad Holi has become a major attraction for foreign tourist, especially those from Israel and other European countries. This festival for foreign tourist was started by a group of priest in Pushkar for helping tourist in understanding the concept of festival of colours in India. The festival starts at Varah Ghats of Pushkar Lake and local people make arrangement for music and security. The foreign tourist starts playing with colours and later with water and dance to Indian music. . Later they start tearing each other’s clothes.

Foreign tourist are so crazy for this festival that they call up and ask about the dates of Holi in advance so that they can plan their trip .They also bring their friends with them and the number of tourist increases.

Best resorts are available in Pushkar for a stay. The Holi festival can also be celebrated within the resort. Everything is arranged by the resort staff like food, plates of colour, water, drinks etc. It is best to hangout in Pushkar in large groups to enjoy more.

Pushkar might not have a lot of entertainment options but while you are here you must enjoy camel safari. Tour operators around the area organize desert safaris to nearby dunes, which are followed by an evening of folk music, dance and other entertainment options. Don’t forget to carry a hat and a sunscreen lotion.

Some tourist before going back would like to do some shopping. They opt for some traditional clothing items, rugs and carpets. All this is found at Khadi gram Udyog’s.

Holi might only last for one day, but the memory takes a while to fade.

Best Places to Visit in Europe

Europe houses some of the world’s largest and most beautiful cities that attract tourists from across the world. There are many cultural and historical places of significance here as well as stunning landscapes that are delightful for the senses. Moreover, there are many festivals, concerts and other celebrations that keep happening here and add to the charm of the unforgettable experience that Europe is. When you plan to travel to Europe, take a flight to the first city that you start with and then use trains for travelling between the cities. Rail journeys can be fun and let you enjoy the scenic landscapes on your way as well. Take, for instance, the case of train from Vienna to Prague. Here are some of the best places you must visit in Europe:
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1. Rome, Italy

Commonly referred to as the city of seven hills, Rome is an extremely popular destination especially amongst honeymooners. There is a whiff of magic and fantasy in Rome’s air, which can be attributed to its exciting mythical past. There are many things to do in Rome, from visiting the Vatican City or the Colosseum, having a delicious lunch in an afternoon caffè on Piazza Navona or indulging in some delicious pasta at a trattoria. Art enthusiasts can enjoy the historical art kept safe at the Vatican Museums whereas foodies can gorge on mouthwatering Italian fare and gelato.

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 2. Paris, France

 Also known as The City of Light, it invites over a million visitors annually owing to its splendid ambience, divine cuisine, huge art collection and the historic Churches. River Seine runs across Paris, a city known for Musée d'Orsay, Champs Élysées, the boutiques in Le Marais, and the majestic Eiffel Tower. There is simple delight in visiting the districts and munching on delicious crepes as well.


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 3. London

London life is truly mesmerizing, and travelers often come back from this old city feeling that they need another visit to experience everything it offers. In London, the amalgamation of the antiquated with the contemporary is reflected in the historic Tower of London as well as the avant-garde Tate Moderten. The land of Shakespeare now also enjoys jamming to artists such as Adele and Arctic Monkeys.

 4. Prague

Prague has seen an increase in the number of tourists in recent times. The city is known for its dark past with a huge number of overthrows, invasions, fires and floods. Today, the storied churches, narrow streets,beautiful hilltop castle and statue-lined bridges are a reflection of the city’s strength amidst tragedies. Prague is a haven for travelers that seek memorable experiences at prices that are not exorbitantly high. Most famous attractions include the Charles Bridge and the historic Prague Castle.

 5. Amsterdam:

There is much more to Amsterdam than the notorious red light district and marijuana coffee shops, that we often hear about. One can enjoy an excellent Indonesian meal, a twilight canal-side rambling or shop through the boutiques of Nine Little Streets and realise that Amsterdam is massively underestimated. It is also famous as a romantic getaway for two or an interesting educational excursion for art students. The most popular tourist attractions here include cycling along canals, remembering the Holocaust through the eyes of Anne Frank,exploring the swirling Expressionism of Vincent van Gogh and lounging in the expansive Vondelpark.

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 Apart from the five mentioned above, there are many other cities in Europe that are wonderful to visit as well. Without further ado, plan your journey to Europe and be prepared to be swept off your feet!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Shop till You Drop with Largest Shopping Malls in India

Largest Shopping Malls in India
For urban Indians the definition of weekends seems to be different. Going for picnics, visiting the Historical monument is a thing of pat for them. It is actually the malls for which people are crazy these days. The mall is a complete family entertainment zone offering something to every age group. India is booming because of its largest shopping destinations in the world. Indian people prefer to shop for traditional items. So the malls cater to their needs. India offers a unique shopping experience in the mall, compared to other countries. Families are often seen bonding over movies or dinner dates at the malls.

Let’s take a look at the biggest shopping centres in India.

Lulu International shopping Mall, Kochi: it is located in the heart of Kochi city in Kerala state in India. It was developed by a NRI a businessman based in Dubai. It was opened on 10 the March 2013.This mall gives you the feel of an international mega, its roof shines in sunlight. It is totally made up of 5 floors; it has multiplex theatre, food restaurants, and facilities for entertainment party hall, games, foreign exchange counters, bank counters and much more.

Phoenix Market city has three branches all over India .They are in Mumbai, Pune, and Tamil Naidu(Chennai). Phoenix Market city is actually a city in itself. Total phoenix Market city in Mumbai is the largest mall in India and also in Asia. Total 600 retail stores/outlets, multiplex screen and restaurants are available.

Select City walks Delhi is the ninth largest mall in India. The best part of this mall is that it is divided into three traditional areas. The Traditional family, Celebration centre stage and High Voltage youth. It has over 125 stores comprising of several Indian and global brands.

The Grand Venice is the largest mall in Greater Noida and India’s only mall built on the lines of Italian city of Venice. If you want to do something different from the usual mall culture this is the place to be. The gondolas ride (boat ride) is the star attraction. The mesmerizing rides are entertained with a song sung by the boat man. Feel the romance of the classic Venetian experience in the Grand Venice Mall. The amazing place, good ambience and a family place. Its architecture is just beautiful. One must visit this mall.

Oberior Mall Goregoan: this mall has been awarded a GOLD certification by United state Green Building Council in the existing Building category. With this it becomes the 1st mall in India and the 3rd in the world to receive this prestigious award. It is relatively a new one and is one of the finest malls in Mumbai. You can find good variety of apparels shopping and accessories.

Z Square shopping Mall, Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh being a state of huge population there will be many shopping lovers who would love to shop. To satisfy them, Z square shopping Mall was opened in the city of Kanpur. They have a Food court, hotels, luxury brands, popular retail outlets, movie screens and much more for the benefits of the people.

World trade park Jaipur is the second largest mall in India and awarded as best architect by BCI India. It is built in the heart of the city. World Trade Park is built as an eco friendly building. They also have underwater Restaurant, club cars for pick up, a floating executive lounge and business centre.

Previously there were just two malls in India, but now the number has raised quiet a lot. It has been a drastic change in India’s retail landscape. The online stores have also taken over India’s shopping scenes.
These malls will always remain symbolic of our lifestyle.