Monday, July 23, 2018

Life Changing Experiences You Can Only Have in 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 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

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 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 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.