Croatia Travel Guide

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We have lots of amazingly bright ideas woven together to make your holidays worth reminiscing in every fabric of your heart. While you plan to get soaked in the sun beside the Adriatic Sea, hold on your adrenalin for some exciting tips we have to tell you before you pack your bags to Croatia.
For a first time traveler, you would be eager to know about top sights, beaches, recommended highlights. There is plenty you can do to make your holidays active by indulging in scuba diving, rafting, Kayaking, fishing, rock climbing, or playing some golf . Croatia is becoming an emerging tourist destination. The country is associated with pebbles, National parks, Nature parks and over 6ooo km coastline.
Croatia climate
Due to its history, culture and warm temperature, Croatia is attracting tourist crowds every year. There is temperate climate spanning the mountainous regions and the south side enjoys a quiet Mediterranean weather. Summers are usually hot and dry. Winters are mild and humid. Summer is the peak time for tourists.
Stay in Croatia
Selecting the right accommodation is very important to begin the tour on a pleasant note. You have family hotels, hostels, spa resorts and you can get all the inside information you need if you are planning a trip. The prices of rooms are fairly reasonable and one can afford to have a comfortable stay in Croatia’s rentals and hostel rooms. However it is always best to plan your travel ahead so that you can discover places that require a second visit. The locals are friendly and intriguing. The food is yummy to satisfy our taste buds. Croatian nights are splendid as there is lot of sightseeing in the offing which is one of the best ways to get recharged.
Getting around Croatia
Croatia has a simply fantastic bus system. Croatian bus system runs on intercity basis. This means that you will get to travel from one city to another based on the type of travel pass you have purchased. There are many options and you need to take some time out to plan your transportation. Moreover buses connect between cities and they are inexpensive makes them the most preferred mode of transport. However for longer routes it is advised to buy ticket and get the seats allocated. Refer the Croatia Bus time table for all details.
Taxis
Taxi cabs are the most expensive means of transport in Croatia. If you are a budget conscious traveler then it is best to take the bus or train to travel around.
Rail network
The Croatian Rail system is partly private and partly owned by public. They have a convenient mode of navigation throughout the cities. Refer Croatia Rail time table for all details.

Ferries
There ferries too available to cross the Adriatic network. As summer time is peak season it is best to plan ahead and check out the ferries timetable during off season to make sure whether you shall be dropped from where you actually started. Refer Croatia ferry time table for all details.
Best time to visit Croatia
May, June and September could possibly be the best time to tour Croatia. The average temperature around this time is 20 degree C and it is relatively less crowded. The peak season starts in July when you see the temperature rising up to 26 degrees C. Winters could get cold and sometimes it could make the Adriatic coast close down. Mountains get decked up in the pristine snow in some parts of the state.
Currency in Croatia
The official Croatian currency is the Kuna. There are foreign currency exchange centers all around the place.
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Croatia Hot Spots
Dubrovnik Sea Kayak- Set out with a small group out into the blue sea and get some enchanting views of Dubrovnik.
Plitvice Lakes and National park- There are 16 lakes that meet each other through cascading waterfalls around the dense National Park.
Sailing from Dubrovnik to Split
Just sit and recline and enjoy the lazy afternoon. It is yacht time which is meant to pamper you. Just take a cruise in the yacht and explore the secluded islands and beaches. Discover the nightlife and experience the perfect blend mix of country and culture.
Diocletian's_PalaceDiocletian Palace
The Diocletian Palace faces the harbor and is an example of the Roman ruins prevailing today. It looks neither a palace nor a museum in reality. It is situated in the heart of the city covering an area of 31ooo sq meters. An architectural marvel in its own right, the palace is built on white stones brought from the island of Brac. The Diocletian have lavishly imported marbles from Italy and Greece and sphinxes from Egypt.
Mljet Island
Mljet Islands are beauty personified of all Adriatic Islands. The island is covered with Vineyards, National parks and lush greenery draped around. The place also boasts of spectacular salt water lakes and pine forests that add to the scenic beauty. It is like being close to Mother Nature’s arms where you can experience the pinnacle of tranquility in the atmosphere.
Istria
You can call it the most lovable of Mother Nature as Istria is a heart shaped peninsula. The 3600 sq km Istria stretches till the south of Trieste in Italy. The rolling hill, fertile plains captivates Nature lovers and adventurers to Istria’s hill top villages and hotels. Further some fresh sea food and the sprinkling historical charms of the place gives the feel as though it is paradise on earth.
Zagreb
Zagreb has it all that a passionate heart would yearn for. The capital city is filled with arts, culture, music, architecture that are right ingredients needed to make a place a hot favourite among the tourists. The modest metropolis is made for walkers to stroll through the streets into coffee houses, enjoy theatre, concerts and galleries. Around spring time and summer, everyone takes a dip to Jarun Lake to sail and swim. Nights are spent dancing away at lakeside discos.
Zlatni Rat
If you love to wind surf and get soaked in the sun then it is great to take time off at Bol in Zlatni Rat. A magnificent beach made of smooth white pebbles that get shuffled due to the wind and waves. The pine trees and rocky cliffs give a sharp look to the beach environment.

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Places to visit in Auli

Auli located in Uttaranchal is considered one of the best skiing destinations in India. So if you love skiing then you cannot afford to give visiting Auli a miss. It is situated in Chamoli district of the Garhwal region. One always feels closer to Nature especially in higher altitudes and nature lovers can relax here at an elevation from 2519 meters to 3050 meters above sea level. The place is naturally blessed with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain ranges from all angles and therefore becomes the preferred choice for professional skiers.

Every year this place attracts tourists and skiing aficionados from India and all parts of the world. While we do know Auli is a must see tourist spot, we shall take you through the place and help you with all that you wanted to know about it.

452032394_d9f3befe36_bGurso Bugyal

This is just 3 km from Auli and you shall experience the scenic beauties of the Himalayan ranges from here. This place personifies Mother Nature in her peak youth with lush green pastures during the spring time and shades of ageing notices when snow sheets clad up during winter. Gurso Bugyal has large acres of forest land that are predominantly occupied by Oak and conifer trees.

Chattrakund

This is the smartest choice one can ever make to get away from the routine fast paced life. Chattrakund gives you a sip of Nature’s purity with the likes of the Chattrakund lake that holds crystal clear water. So if you are looking for some breath of freshness coupled with innermost fairy tale fantasies then Chattrakund is something you have to eagerly watch out for.

Kwani Bugyal

The Kwani Bugyal is a hot favourite among Trekkers. It is located 12 kms from Gurso Bugyal at about 3380 meters above sea level. The ideal time to visit Kwani Bugyal is June and September.

Auli Artificial Lake

One of the world’s largest man made lake that has been developed to create artificial snow on the ski slopes. A wonderful place with mesmerizing locales is made to recharge every tourist with full energy.

Joshimath

Joshimath is a pilgrimage site and it holds its spiritual relevance since the 8th century. It is said that Adi Shankaracharya had established one of the four Peethas here.

Trishul peak

The Trishul Peak is one of the most preferred destinations for photographers, adventurists and Nature Lovers. It is best to catch a glimpse of this place during sunrise. It is great to ski and enjoy the scenic beauty. Trishul peak is located at an altitude of 3049 meters above sea level. It is good to visit around November and March. Trishul peak is also famous for Nanda Devi National Park, Roopkund which is a spiritual lake on the foot of the mountains. This lake is popularly called Mystery Lake as several human skeletons and horses were found. The peak is just perfect for professional skiers and trekkers.

Auli Overview

Auli is often referred as the paradise of Uttarkhand. It is encircled with snow clad peaks, enchanting ski resorts and surrounded by the Himalayan bounties. On the other side, the place has some intriguing Coniferous forests and bright apple orchards that shine like an stones during the silvery white snow miracles. One can walk through the foggy slopes to experience the lofty mountain ranges of the Nanda Devi, Mana Paravat and Kamat.

How can you reach Auli?

You can reach Auli by air by touching Dehradun which is 279 km from Auli.

You can alight at Haridwar station if you come by train. Haridwar is about 273 km from the hill station.

If you decide to come by car , then Joshimath is the nearest point. It is just 16 km from from the place. There are many state run buses that can also take you to nearby tourists spots like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun.

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Best of Eureka, CA

Located in the Redwood Region of California, Eureka is enriched with a variety of attractive landscapes offering innumerable ways to spend your day off. Here are a few exciting getaways to enjoy your trip.

144526596_4da51c0fe8_b1.Sequoia park Garden:
The major attraction about this place is the gorgeous giant Sequoia trees. There are several Redwood trees too along with a variety of flowering plants that put on a colorful display. The best time to visit the park is late summer. The ‘wishing well’ is another attraction you will find here.

2.Sequoia Park Zoo:
The zoo is located next to the Sequoia Garden. Though small, it is the oldest zoo in California. It houses some exotic animals like the Red Panda. This is a great place to hangout, especially for the kids. It also houses some pigs, sheep and goats and children are allowed to get close to these animals. There are a couple of cute river otters too.

3.Humboldt Bay:
It is called the Birdwatcher’s Paradise as you can see a variety of exotic birds around the Hikshari Trail that is a part of the Bay. Salmon Creek and Hookton Slough are other interesting places to go for a walk. Seagulls, Pelicans, Cormorants, Kingfishers and harbor seals are a common sight. This bay has everything from parks, wildlife and oceans to make your day adventurous. Kayaking is also another attraction here.

4.Humboldt Botanical garden:

This is a one of a kind garden and the largest Native Plant Garden in all of North California. It has a great many species of attractive native, exotic plants and herbs. The entire park is also accessible to handicapped people as all areas can be toured on wheelchairs. Golf carts are also available for this purpose. The garden shows a gracious transition from red, orange, yellow to blue, all colors of flowers add on to the beauty of the park. The Woodland garden, Temperate garden and Heather garden are the other impressive gardens. The mediation labyrinth sculpture, Santino “All Happy Earth” Sculpture, a natural steam with a walking trail and the greenhouse are other eye-catching spots around the garden.

5.Headwaters Forest Reserve:
This is an amazing place for hiking. The hiking trail is located next to the Elk River and is a great place to be close to nature. It is also a great place for kids to ride a bike. It has some beautiful trees around. The BLM Headwaters Reserve Trail is a part of this place and it is a great place to know about the logging town. You can also enjoy some amazing views of the creek from here.

6.Lost Coast Trail:
This trail is great for camping and hiking. This is a thrilling trail with the sea and beaches along. It is great place to learn about the tides. Though it is exhausting it is definitely worth the effort and it is a truly amazing trail.

7.College Cove:
This is a pretty beach that could be reached by the Humboldt Trailhead. There is an amazing blow hole in Trinidad, California which you can view from the cliffs of this cove. It is amazing to see vegetation in the blow hole from these cliffs. The view of entire Trinidad Bay from the lighthouse is an amazing sight. It is a great place to spend your late evenings.

8.Ghost and Vampire Tours:
This tour includes some creepy inns and motels. The Eagle House Victorian Inn is one such place where there are dark hallways renowned for surprise visitors and paranormal experiences. If you look for something different, then this tour is for you. You will learn all about the old Eureka during this tour.

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Best things to do in Brussels

Brussels is a vibrant city that the social, political, cultural, and economic capital of the Flanders region of Belgium. It is also the most visited city with lots of fun spots and landmarks to visit.
Manneken_Pis_BrusselManneken-Pis:
This is a world famous cute chubby sculpture designed by Jerome Duquesnoy. It is actually a small fountain piece located at the Corner of rue de l’Etuve and rue Chêne. Though he is usually naked, he has an enormous wardrobe of over 600 outfits enclosed in the City Museum at Grand Place.

 

Grand Place Brussels Tow Hall:
It is today the main market square, though not in the olden days. It was only a small swamp between two brooks which was called ‘Broek Sella’ from which the name Brussels was derived. It developed into a commercial and political centre after the Town Hall was built. This place has its ancient touch with the rows of guild houses and cobbled streets. The best time to visit this place would be between March and October. The flower markets will be open during these months and once in every two years, they put on a 3,200 square feet colourful tapestry made with over 750,000 Begonias. The next celebration is in 2016 and is scheduled to be held on the third week of August. All visitors will be welcomed with live concerts and light shows. The place is flooded with local cafés and bars.

Hotel de Ville:
It is located at the Grand Place, Town Hall. It is one of the ancient structures of the city. It is an amazing example of gothic architecture that has some fine sculptures. The building also consists of a 96 metre high Brabantine Gothic Tower from which you can see the amazing views of the city market.

 Maison du Roi City Museum:
It is also located in Grand Place, just in front of the Town Hall. This is a three storey structure that is also called the King’s House, though none of the royalties ever lived here. It is also called the Bread House as this was the place where the bread market operated before hundreds of years. This museum contains the historical artifacts of Brussels including the colourful 600 outfits of Manneken Pis wardrobe.

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Rue de Sables:
It is the Belgian Comic Strip Center, the home to the renowned cartoon character Tin Tin. It is   the only comic strip centre in the world to have a large number of comic strip artists. It is located in the Waucquez Warehouse that was designed by Victor Horta. Here you can get a glance of the entire life of a comic character from the development of the concept to the final product.

 Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts – Royal Museums of Fine Arts:
This is where the art and culture of Brussels unfolds. This museum has two different sections. One is the Museum of Ancient Art and the other is the Museum of Modern Art added in the recent years. The first one was built by Napoleon and it has all the ancient art of the Flemish region. The second one has eight floors including underground sections. The entire museum houses all the art collections that comprise of paintings, sculptures and drawings of more than 600 years.

King Baudoin Stadium and the Atomium:

Formerly known as Heysel Park, this stadium encloses a stunning structure called the Atomium designed by Andre Waterkeyn. It is an incredible depiction of an iron molecule. It is an amazing 335 ft model that was erected to commemorate the start of Atomic age in the year 1958. It is made up of large steel spheres interconnected using tupes. It has a glass-roofed lift on the inside that takes visitors in just 23 seconds to the top.

 Bruparck, Mini-Europe:

It is situated nest to the Atomium. It is a beautiful park that extends to 25 hectare. It has a lot of hot spots including the Kinepolis cinema complex, a planetarium, L’Oceade Water Park and several other amusements with a group of cafés. It is called the mini-Europe as it has several miniature models of Europe’s famous buildings located in this place called ‘The Village’.

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Top attractions of Snowdonia

Snowdonia is a stunning mountainous National park with beautiful landscapes dotted with picturesque quaint villages. It is margined by the Snowdon Peak which is the highest mountain peak in all of Wales. This unadulterated natural treasure has a lot to offer to every weary traveler. Here are some of the top attractions of Snowdonia for you to explore.

Snowdon:

It is an amazing mountain range with interesting hiking and trekking trails. The Llanberis Path is the frequently opted route by tourists which is adjacent to the Snowdon Railway. It is a great trial that kids can enjoy. You will be awe-inspired by some of the fantastic views after reaching the summit. Pyg Trail is the second most popular route that is also easy to follow. Altogether, it is a wonderful experience which is worth the time and effort.

National Slate Museum Site of the former Dinorwig slate quarry Llanberis Gwynedd North Snowdonia Museums Tourist Attractions

Welsh Slate Museum:

It offers you a peek into the slate industry which accommodates some of the oldest machineries used during the Victorian era. It also encompasses the old cottages and office buildings used by the employees. There is a giant water wheel that stands as a stunning masterpiece. A little railway and a lake cruise add more tranquility to your day.

Adventure Tours:

Snowdonia offers a lot of adventure activities for all those adventure enthusiasts. Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed offer thrilling Canyoning and Rappelling tours. A bunch of outdoor activities are at your reach to get the most out of your day at the park. A variety of tree top adventures are also available at Betws-y-Coed. Private day walks with a guide are available to the visitors at Bala. People who expect something out of the ordinary can get their way to the Adrenaline Extreme tours and Zipline and Ariel Adventures Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. You can go below underground to explore the mysterious caverns, caves and mines. These activities are well worth the money you spend.

Cader Idris:

This is a mountain trial offering beautiful views. The Pony Trail is considered the easiest among all the trails and is frequently taken by tourists. On the way to the summit, you will be able to enjoy the varying sceneries of the valley and the sea. It is a great spot for a picnic. The peak offers stunning views of the Cardigan Bay and Barmouth.

Conwy Castle:

It is a fantastic place to discover some history stuff. The castle towers offer great views. It is a good place for the entire family, especially for the kids to climb the stairs, enjoy the views and play through the mysterious tunnels in the premises of the castle.

Electric Mountain:

It is located in Llanberis and it includes a 90 minute exciting tour in which both engineering and fun is combined. Visiting the power station in a mini bus moving deep into the cavern is a thrilling experience that you can’t afford to miss.

Dolgoch Falls:

It is an amazing walk through the woods that has some interesting walking trails. You can explore both the upper falls and the lower falls. The walking trail to the lower falls is much easy than the way towards the upper falls, but it’s worth the effort.

Gwydir Forest:

It has a challenging MTB trail that has steep routes deep into the forest with sudden quick jumps. Here is your chance to view some amazing flora and fauna. You can start off at the Pont-y-Pair Bridge and move down the trail and reach the beautiful Llyn Elsi Lake that is a great spot for some nature watch.

Swallow Falls:

It is a beautiful waterfall near Betws-y-Coed. You can also follow a hiking trail that leads to the falls. It is a silent getaway for people who want to escape the madness of the crowd and relax in a peaceful place.

Caerau Uchaf Gardens:

It is located in Sarnau and it is a beautiful garden next to the Bala Lake. There is the Hovel where you can stay. It also has a great café that offers tasty cakes and coffee. A walk through the woods is refreshing. It is a great place to have quality time as a family. There are a lot of fun things to entertain the children like the hammock and the trampoline. The view of the Bala lake from here is breathtaking.

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Fun Things To Do in Cagayan de Oro City

Cagayan de Oro is the second largest competitive city in the Philippines with a whole lot of scope to emerge to new heights in the near future. This city blooms to vibe on certain special occasions where you will be able to capture the life around in its best. The best time to visit the city is preferably the month of August as it has some amazing surprises in store for curious travelers. Here are the top fun things you can’t afford to miss.

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  1. Annual Kagay-an Festival:

This festival is celebrated on the 28th of August each year. The best part of this is the Kumbira, the largest culinary festival to treat your taste buds. It is the time of the year when you can forget about your diet and munch on every delicacy you find interesting.

  1. Tsada Kagay-an City Tour:

This is an enchanting bird’s eye view of the entire city from an AC coaster for about 4 hours. You will have a tour guide and a tour coordinator to assist you. You can learn about the history of the city while you come across the important landmarks. You will be offered complimentary sweets treats and beverages too. This tour covers all of the renowned places such as the Plaza Divisoria, Gaston Park, St Augustine Cathedral, City Museum, Cogon market and much more fascinating places to amuse you.

  1. Adventure sports:

Cagayan de Oro is titled the Whitewater Rafting capital of Philippines with its vivid water rafting adventures amidst the picturesque landscapes. White water rafting course is a 3-hour rafting adventure on the Cagayan de Oro River. A beginner course, advanced course and an extreme course are available. Another thrilling experience is the Night Whitewater Rafting to increase the adrenaline. It is best enjoyed on a full moon when you can experience the life of the clear river under the moon light. If these are not enough, canyoneering and river trekking are other adventures you can enjoy. Another range of sports is the Zipline Adventures at the Jatico Extreme Adrenaline Adventure at the Barangay Bayanga, Mapawa Nature’s Park at Barangay Cugman, Barangay Bugo which was awarded the city’s most child-friendly Barangay, whereas Cagayan de Oro is awarded as the most child-friendly municipality and city. Airsoft is another thrilling fun sport. It is a firearm shooting game that has gained popularity recently.

  1. Night café:

This is the best place to find everything at the cheapest rates. It is a great place to meet all sorts of people and enjoy some live music and have some great food like the Sinuglaw, a local delicacy, to quench your appetite.

  1. Malasag Eco-tourism and Gardens:

This is a wonderful way to retreat after a tiresome day in the city. You can explore the culture of local tribes and enjoy nature at its best.

Apart from all the fascinating places, fun-filled adventures and tongue tickling food, the city opens the gates to all the hungry shopaholics. The place boasts of several world class shopping malls that offer anything and everything to curious shoppers.

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Top 10 tourist attractions in Bangkok

Your trip to Thailand is not complete if you don’t visit Bangkok. This exuberant city has more to offer you than what you expect. No wonder why it has more visitors every year than any other city in the world. The richness of tradition, the liveliness of street life and a diverse gastronomy are reasons enough to enjoy a trip around this stunning metropolis. Check out some of the must-see hot spots around Bangkok and plan your next holiday.
1. Wat Pho:
This is the world famous temple of the giant reclining Buddha. It is situated in the Rattanakosin District next to the Golden Palace. It is known for its astounding architecture, exotic arts and statues that reflect the tradition of Bangkok in every single way.

ID-1001551472. Wat Arun:
This is known as the Temple of Dawn named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna. It is located at the Yai District of Bangkok. It is a stunning temple built on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This is said to depict Mount Meru, the center of the universe according to Buddhist beliefs. It stands as a fine example to the architectural excellence of their people.

3. Grand Palace:
This spectacular palace was the residence of the Thai King and the seat to his government administration and the war ministry. It is situated at the heart of Bangkok and the most famous landmark of Thailand. It is an outstanding example for the creativity of the Thai architects. Today it stands as the spiritual symbol of Thailand. The sprawling palace ground encompasses the renowned Emerald Buddha and several other shrines.

4. Wat Suthat :
It is one of the oldest temples built by King Rama. It is a unique building with beautiful wall murals and hand-crafted teak wood doors. It is the home to a 13th century Bronze Buddha. It is located in the old city in the same neighborhood of Grand Palace and Wat Poh.

5. Giant Swing:
This is a 27 meters tall red giant swing, the spiritual ceremonial emblem in the Hindu religion. It is located at the entrance of Wat Suthat. It speaks of the traditional influence during the period it was built.

6. Golden Buddha:
This is one of the must-see sculptures housed at the Wat Traimit near the Hualampong Railway Station. It is a solid pure gold statue that weighs about 5.5 tons. This depicts the eons of history, culture and religious values of Buddhism.

7. Safari World:
None other than Safari World can give you a better sight-seeing experience. It consists of two parks, a Marine Park and a Safari Park. The Marine Park offers engaging dolphin shows. The Safari Park is a scenic experience that allows you to come close to some rare and endangered species of wildlife.

8. Siam Park City:
This is a 300acre amusement water theme park offering non-stop fun and adventure to visitors from around the world. A tour along with your kids will not be complete without spending time in these jolly rides.

9. Dusit Zoo:
Another kid-friendly spot is the Dusit Zoo located next to the Dusit Palace in Khao Din Park. It is the oldest zoo in Thailand that has attracted visitors ever since it was open to the public.

10. National Museum of Royal Barges:
This museum is located on the klong Bangkok Noi and it houses eight of the Royal Barges of Thailand. These are the last remaining royal boats. It is protected by the Royal Thai Navy. It is also accessible from a canal across a river from the Grand Palace.

What are you waiting for? Plan your itinerary, pack your bags and off you go to Bangkok.

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Tourist attraction in Fagu

If you are the kind of person who prefers not to be amongst the rat race of the urban blunder and prefer to be at a quaint village experiencing the serenity of nature, then Fagu is just the right place for you. It is located on the Hindustan Tibet road and it is 23kms away from Shimla. You can access Fagu by driving through the Victory Tunnel towards Chotta Shimla road.

You can go further by driving through another tunnel that leads you through a woody forest offering you great views of the vast greenery. The forest is home to a large number of deodar and spruce trees that fill the air with their exotic aromas. On the way you can have a detour to Wildflower Hall and Kufri to enjoy the spectacular views. The Kufri bypass leads you to Fagu which can be reached in half an hour. En route to Fagu, you can visit the Army Heritage Museum in Shimla that houses some of the rare documents and properties used by the army.

The HP Tourism owns a Peach Blossom accommodation that is clean and affordable. Fagu is populated with numerous Apple orchards and potato fields. It is enchanting to feel the crisp clean winter air embracing your skin along with the sweet scent of apples. The earthy flavor of the local cuisine is influenced by the fresh potatoes harvested from the fields around Fagu. Roaming through the steep and curvy roads gives you a feeling of being very close to the Himalayan range. The village is neatly aligned with the manicured terraced fields that add more beauty to the topography.

The best month of the year to tour around Fagu is April. Heavy clothing is suggested during this month as the snow is really harsh and the entire place is covered by low clouds for most part of the day. Though the climate is extremely cold, it is worth the attempt that allows you to admire the mountain ranges covered by the fresh falling snow. The snow clad peaks refresh your mind while you stroll down the roads in the early hours of the morning and in the twilight.

Hiking is another pastime to stay close to the nature. The village is dotted with very few small shops selling only the essentials. Driving through the Fagu-Mashobra trail introduces you to the stunning nature landscapes and the valley down below.

Fagu is conveniently located for easy access to other tourist spots in its surroundings like Narkanda, Mashobra, Kufri, Naldehra and Shimla. Therefore staying at Fagu for a couple of days can get you to all these places without spending too much on accommodation and also staying away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the places. Another interesting getaway is to take a quick excursion to Kothhai, the apple growing heartland of Himachal Pradesh.

On a gist, Fagu is a great place to escape from the busy city life and plunge into the magic spread of tiny hamlets, luscious orchards and terraced fields.

 

 

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Sightseeing in Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills, located at the southwestern border of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka is called the “Andra Ooty” for the salubrious climate that enhances the senses. The panoramic views and a pleasant climate with its rich flora and fauna make it one of the most visited places by tourists from all over India. Its rich deciduous forest comprises of trees like Eucalyptus, Mahogany, Silver Oak, Gulmohar, Allamanda, Red Sanders and Sandalwood. It also has a vast area covered by coffee. The thick forest also is a home to a variety of wild animals and birds like panthers, sambar deer, wildboars, porcupines, antelopes and bears. The availability of ample water resources make it a frequent visited spot for several migratory birds like red throated flycatcher, blue headed rock thrush and the great Indian bustard. The encompassing tranquility, refreshing aroma of the eucalyptus trees and the songs of the exotic birds take you to nature’s lap and soothes your tired mind. There are several other sightseeing attractions that wait to be explored by tourists.
1.   Environmental park:
The park is a green oasis embarking several rare trees, coffee plants, a crocodile preserve, a nature study centre and a zoo. The most awesome wonder is the Lake Mansarovar next to the environmental centre. There is a museum that also exhibits wildlife videos in addition to the library.
2.  View Point:
It is the highest point that displays a spectacular view of hillocks, terrain, lakes and all the forests below. The top attraction is to view the beautiful sunset from this point of the hill.
3.  Lake Gangotri and Lake Mansarovar:
These lakes are situated at the entrance of the hills. The study centre is located next to the Lake Mansarovar offering a stunning view.
4.  Kalyani tree:
It is a 149 year old Eucalyptus tree named as Kalyani. It was planted by WH Horsley in the year 1859 and it is a must see.
5. Thimmamma Marimmanu Banyan Tree:
It is the world’s largest banyan tree located near Horsley Hills. It holds the Guinness Record for the world’s biggest banyan tree.
6. Gali Bandalu:
It is a rocky slope made of a single rock. It is called the windy rock as the wind keeps blowing all through the day. It is at a distance of 1km from Horsley Hill bus depot.
7. Adventure sports:
In addition to all the wonderful tourist spots inspired by nature, there are several adventure activities like trekking, rope sliding, zorbing and rappelling. Some high rope activities include the rope sliding, horizontal ladder, cobweb, Burma Bridge and earth quake. Other sports include archery, trampoline and shooting. A swimming pool is located amidst the scenic landscape and it is open for tourists from morning until 6pm in the evening.
 
Many famed temples are located close by and suitable for a traveler on a religious tour. The place holds the charm year round and accommodations are affordable with a complimentary breakfast. Delicious lunch buffets are reasonable and enjoyable. Music and camp fire is set on request with an additional cost. All that matters is for you to carry adequate money as there are no ATMs available on the hills.
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Things to do in Denpasar Bali

Denpasar is a world-famous tourist destination located in the Island of Bali. It offers a combination of the best sightseeing, tours and activities around every corner.
Several sightseeing tours give you an insight to the pace of life around the city. The locals are kind and helpful. Not to mention their spa treatments are world renowned. People throng to Denpasar just to get immersed in their detox spas delivered at the hand of trained locals with exotic ingredients. Water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, river rafting and tubing, whale watching and cultural tours are the extra treats to enhance your touring experience.  Here are some of the top tourist attractions to spend your time.
1.  Nusa Penida Island:
It is an ideal spot for diving and snorkeling. It is a small island with so much to offer to nature lovers and explorers. It is the best site for clear diving and a hot spot to spot some colourful corals, manta rays and other exotic fish. It has some decent accommodations and day tours that are affordable.
 
2.  Turtle conservation and education center, Serangan:
It serves as a worthy spot to visit. It is an informative place for nature enthusiasts. It is home to a large number of rescued turtles. Their knowledgeable staffs explain their job in rescuing turtle eggs, raising them and releasing them back in the ocean. It is a must-see place for kids to cultivate in them the quality of respecting these humble creatures.
3.  Dream Museum Zone:
This is a different fun zone that is engaging to both kids and adults alike. It is a 3D trick art museum where you get to click funny images of yourself in various poses. The friendly staff will guide you through the photo session to click the most interesting pictures of your life.
 
4. Sanur Beach:
The beach is filled with activity. There is a kite surfing school which is very cool. It is a good spot for sunbathing. It is a kid friendly destination fit for a family vacation. You can do a lot of fishing, swimming and dining at some of the good restaurants and cafés lining the beachfront.
 
5. Bali Dolphins, Sanur:
Here you get to touch, hold and cuddle some of the adorable dolphins. It is a unique experience to make your tour a memorable one. Their friendly trainer leads you through the tour to help you feed the dolphins.
 
6.  Sanur morning market:
It is a great place to shop some tropical fruits and vegetables. You can find all the fresh local produce. The place is tidy and well-maintained. Numerous food stalls sell quality street food and local delicacies. There are also cooking classes put up in regular intervals to entertain and educate the guests.
 
7.  Renon Square:
It is a famous local park which is a great place for exercising. Its clean surroundings with garden scapes make it a beautiful place for a picnic. The Dutch gallery and the monuments around are extra attractions.
 
8. Le Mayeur Museum:
It is a museum that displays all the famous works of the Belgian painter, La Mayeur. It is a spectacular place to experience the rich culture and tradition of Bali.
 
9. Bali Elephant Tour:
This is a great place for thrilling elephant safaris. You get to play with the small elephants and it is a great photo opportunity when the young elephants hug you. These elephants are saved from Sumatra and taken care of by trained mahouts. The Balinese buffet is clean and the best. You can also pick your favourite souvenirs from the shop inside the campus.
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