Category: Destination Tips

5 Offbeat Destinations From Around the World

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What on earth other than a holiday trip, can revive up your souls and to know the adventurous you! AN adventurous person plumps into a holiday destination, which can regale the Spirit of adventure in him/her. Adventure trips have become the talk of the town for such people categorizing it under experiential holidays. Amongst several other theme based offbeat destinations, adventure based offbeat destinations are gaining momentum in the recent. Here are the 5 offbeat destinations from around the world to have a perfect adventure trip.

Boracay Island

adventureBoracay Island is hallowed with a white sand beach and it is the most popular beach in Philippines. It is otherwise known as the

Five out of the Ordinary Destinations for Adventure Traveller

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Rock Climbing, Yangshou, China

adventureYangshou, a picturesque fishing village is surrounded by Karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River and it is easily accessible making it the adventure capital of China. Rock climbing is the major tourist attraction here. Approximately 200 routes are documented and new routes are being established daily. Most of the routes are bolted, single pitch sport climbing routes, however, more multi-pitch sport routes are also being developed as climbers explore over the first anchor. It is also a great place for traditional climbing. The most famous of these crags is Moon Hill with several 5.13 graded lines. Other crags include Low Mountain, Twin Gates, Baby Frog, The Egg, Bamboo Grove and wine bottle cliff. Many routes are well bolted, though the more intrepid climber can still find fresh and in some cases near vertical routes to conquer.

Mountain Biking, Avoriaz, France

It is a French mountain resort in the heart if the Potes du Soleli. Today Avoriaz is one of the major French ski destinations catering for all standard of skiing and ranks top among the snowboarding destinations of the world. Avoriaz is also centre for trekking, golf, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. Though it offers more activities, the man made bike trails and Alpine tracks create a spectacular playground for mountain bikers. The area which includes Les Gets and Morzine, opens 25 ski lifts during the summer for riders who would rather earn their thrills the easy way. There are more often six hundred and fifty kilometers of trails in Portes du Soleli ranging from easy to pro levels. Towards the end of June month, the mountain bike festival draws in about 4000 bikers or an exciting seventy-five kilometer race that is generally downhill.

Stand-up Paddleboarding, Dominican Republic

The rugged northern coastline of the Dominican Republic offers 500kms of empty surf breaks buffeted by North Atlantic swells and stand-up paddle boarding is an easy way to catch the waves. This also gives you the option of exploring the region

Destination Peru/Brazil-Travelling with Emperor Traveline

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Famous for being home to one of the world football teams, the Rio de Janeiro carnival and the remarkable Iguazu falls, Brazil is an exciting world class destination


Largest city in Brazil and also one of the largest in the World for its population. Located in Southeastern part, it is known for its skyscrapers, gastronomical and robust culture. Although known for its concrete jungle, it has a large number of public parks and even a portion of the Atlantic rain forest.


Located in the Brasilian highlands, it is often referred to as Utopia, was installed the capital in 1960. Brazil

International Travel Tips

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Traveling involves careful planning for a smooth and enjoyable experience. While traveling abroad, certain things have to be kept in mind. Below are the list of those things that are to be remembered.



Be aware of any travel alerts and warnings for the particular destination selected. Travel alerts disseminate information quickly about terror threats, weather, or other relatively short term or transitional conditions that could pose a significant threat and affect the travel plan.

Travel documents:

A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies identity and citizenship. All foreign countries require a valid passport to enter and leave. For children, some countries have instituted requirements to present proof of relationship to the child to prevent child abduction. Some countries require that a traveler

Ladakh Travel Tips

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Ladakh, the mesmerizing heaven on earth, is at the Indus Valley at a very high altitude of the Himalayan ranges. What makes this cold, arid, and barren, desert, an epitome of unfathomable beauty is the scenic silence of nature with large snow capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, streams, strips of lush greenery, and unspoiled rich cultural heritage. However, this most wanted magical place on earth experiences scorching heat in summers and freezing cold in winters. To manage these drastic climatic changes, you must be aware of the weather, the best season to reach Ladakh, essentials to carry with and so on. This article on travel tips on Ladakh will guide you for an unforgettable adventure journey to Ladakh.

LadakhWeather and Tips

Due to the extreme chill climate during winter, with temperatures falling below -20 °C, Ladakh is closed to visitors in the months of November to February. Summers experience scorching heat with colder nights. As a rain shadow region, Ladakh receives an annual rainfall of 6”.
In summers, you can carry cotton wear for the daytime and trekking activities; still one needs warmer clothing during the night.
The best time to visit Ladakh is the monsoon season from June to September, as the area receives sparse rainfall. You can enjoy a warm climate, occasional showers, and chill winds. Trekking shoes, extra sandals, wind sheets, rain coats are essential.

Altitude and Precautions

As Ladakh is situated at a very high altitude of 3000 m above mean sea level, altitude sickness due to low oxygen level is most common. Some symptoms include headache, nausea, irregular breathing, fatigue, etc. To overcome this, some basic precautions to follow are:

• Drinking warm water at regular intervals
• Adequate rest for first two days
• While trekking, do not exert too mush strain on yourself
• Spend little time at high altitude passes
• Within one or two days, your body will get used to low oxygen and later you can spend your time with lots of ease.

Do not miss the activities

Trekking at Ladakh’s glaciers is the most adventurous and exciting activity in the whole of the world. As the trekking season starts from June, one can plan the visit during this period. Those not keen on long trekking can opt for short treks and visit monuments and monasteries. Adequate warm water and woolen clothing is essential even during trekking.
Mountaineering in the accessible peaks is another great activity that adventure lovers would enjoy. However, foreigners will need permission from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

Your adventure journey to this remote and most wanted place is incomplete without experiencing river rafting at the deep canyon and roaring white waters of Indus and Zanskar. Those experiencing river rafting for the first time can choose the stretch from Spituk to Karu. A guide’s help is always advisable.

Chief attractions at Ladakh

Buddhist monasteries, Leh palace, Hall of Fame, Palaces of Shey and Sto, Museum, and Shanti stupa are not to be missed out.

Dos and Don’ts

• Do not use plastic bags.
• Never litter waste and dispose them effectively by burning or burying.
• Do not photograph the local nomads without permission.
• In national parks, never try to disturb the wild life.
• Always carry a water bottle.
• Try to book tickets and accommodation in advance.

Top Beaches for tourists in India

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India has the most amazing beaches in the world. As a peninsular country, India is bounded by Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Indian Ocean, with the largest coastline having the stunningly breathtaking magnificent beaches. For tourists who want to treat themselves with the scenic beauty of the beaches, India offers the secluded, pristine beaches and even the most surprising holiday beaches that host a lot of action and adventurous water sports. Here is a list of top beaches for tourists in India.

Beaches in India

Beaches at Goa

The world famous Goa lying on the west coast of India is known as the land of the beaches. The clear silver sand, fresh air, palm trees, and the wonderful scenic beauty makes Goa beaches a most sought after destination for all tourists. Goa enjoys a tropical climate all round the year. The most popular beaches in Goa are the Baga Beach, Arambol beach, Colva, Marjim, Calungate, and Anjuna Beaches. With loads of water sports, traditional Goan cuisines, tastier sea foods, beach parties, spas, or even the other way round, for those seeking solitude and relaxing time in pristine beauty, these magical Goa beaches are the best.

Daman beaches

The Union territory of Daman is home to the most famous Jampore and Devka beaches. These beaches are mildly populated and the serenity of the area is well maintained. The rocky beaches and black sand are picturesque assets of Devka beach. The sea facing spas and restaurants offer the tourists a breathtaking view of the vicinity. Tourists will find absolute pleasure in the boat rides and can take cruises to view the mind blowing sunrise and sunsets. Kids enjoying pony riding is a wonderful sight.

Panambur Beach at Mangalaore

Mangalore beaches are a paradise for peace seeking tourists throughout the year. The idyllic environment, the shady trees, and the silvery sand makes the Ullal and Panambur beaches the most sought-after locations for honeymoon couples and other tourists. The Kaupu and the Someshwar beaches are also equally astounding. The view of the sunset from the hill is marvelous.

Rishikonda Beach at Vishakapatnam

It is a must-see beach for all the beach lovers. The ride along the beach road from Kailashgiri hills to the beach is exciting with chill winds blowing on our faces. The sea view from the Kailashgiri hills is amazing. Isolated from the city’s hustle and rustle, it is a place of solitude for the honeymooners.

Marina Beach at Chennai

The second longest beach in the world is the Marina beach along the Bay of Bengal. This most popular beach among the locals and international tourists is also known for the crowds of joggers and those enjoying pleasant walk along the beach. Swimming pool, skating ring, horse riding, and lot of other entertaining activities draws the crowd to this beach. Elliot’s beach and Covelong beach are other beaches in Chennai where one can enjoy peaceful ambience and relax themselves.

Chandipur beach at Orissa

This is the most amazing and a unique beach in India, where the seawater recede nearly 5Km everyday and then returns back to the shore early in the morning. The tourists can take a walk into the sea, as the gentle waves always remain calm. Once the water is disappeared, they can walk back to the shore or even enjoy a jeep ride. The chill winds of the Casuarina trees, the red crabs that enjoy the mushy seabed, and the abundant seashells are mesmerizing sights you can witness when you walk into the sea.

Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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Known as Kovai, Coimbatore is an important commercial centre and is titled the Manchester of South India. Coimbatore enjoys a pleasant climate due to its proximity to mountain ranges. Due to the influx of immigrants from other parts of the country the population of Coimbatore is multi-cultural. The city is growing in popularity among tourists it is well connected to other parts of the state as well as India by means of air, rail, and bus.
Agricultural University
Agricultural University: The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore is located about 5 km from the railway station, and is one of the top Agricultural Universities in South Asia. The university houses a 300-hectare rich botanical garden with a wide collection of varied species of trees and plants. An annual flower show is conducted in the month of January.

VOC Park and Zoo: Named after V. O. Chidambaram, the famous freedom fighter, this is a public park maintained by the Coimbatore Corporation. A mini zoo, children’s train, models of dinosaurs, swings, and other play equipment attracts children.

Marudhamalai Temple: This hillock temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya also known as Dandayuthapani and is located about 12 km from the railway station. It is also one of the most visited temples in Coimbatore. A large number of devotees flock this temple as it is believed that Lord Subramanya performed several miracles here.

Perur Patteswarar Temple: One of seven Kongu Sivalayams and dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is situated on the banks of river Noyyal about 7 km from Coimbatore. While the inner shrine is much older, the outer buildings were built in the 17th century by the rulers of Madurai. Of interest is that a figure of a soldier loading a musket, wearing identical clothes to that of Aurangzeb’s soldiers, can be found carved on the base of a pillar near at the entrance. Two sacred trees namely the Pirava Puli (The Unborn Tamarind) and the Irava Panai (Deathless Palm) can also be found in this temple.

Siruvani Waterfalls: Siruvani waterfall and dam is located 37 km west of the city. This is the main source of water to the city. The panoramic view of the falls and dam is spellbinding.

Dhyanalinga: A private yogic temple located 30 km at the foothills of Velliangiri hills attracts tourists from all over. The Dhyanalinga is 13 feet 9 inches tall housed in a dome-like structure. These buildings have been constructed only using brick, alum, mud, lime and herbs.
Forest College Museum: One of the oldest institutions in India of its kind and is home to the famous Fischer Herbarium. The Botanical Garden cum Arboretum and the Grass Forest Museum of Natural History houses nearly 300 species of rare plants. An interesting and rare collection of dead specimen of plants and animals can be found in this museum.

Wildlife Sanctuaries: Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park also known as Anamalai Sanctuary, Mudumalai tiger reserve, and Topslip in Anamalai Hills offer a once in a lifetime experience to nature lovers.

Theme Parks: The Maharaja Theme Park, Kovai Kondattam, and Black Thunder offer a fun experience for children and parents as well.

Tips to Find the Best Travel Deals for Dubai Shopping Festival 2013

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The internationally acclaimed Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 is a month-long extravaganza, a dream family holiday that is set to commence in January 2013. It is a heaven on earth for shoppers, a magical fantasy world for children with its great souks, amazing malls, great deal of discounts, daily car raffle draws, fireworks and much more.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Online Travel Sites: Emperor Traveline offers outstanding packages tailor-made by the team of professional and experienced tour consultants in order to suit every customer. Many online travel sites offer good deals on travel to Dubai during the shopping festival. Booking early can get attractive discounts. Also, airlines in Dubai use this shopping festival as an opportunity to boost their business by forming an alliance with travel websites and offer great discounts on the packages. Spend time exploring such websites to get the best deals for Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 making sure to check the terms and conditions of the deal.

Some airlines like Emirates, which is Dubai’s official airline, offer a “Stay 4, Pay 3” package that includes airport-hotel-airport transfers by a private car, an Arabian Adventures welcome tour, and many other benefits. Better discounts can be availed when two or more passengers travel together.

Online Coupons/Promotional Material: The promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 is already underway. For a little fee, coupons can be found for the shopping festival that can get you good deals on airfares or stays in hotels while in Dubai. During the Dubai Shopping Festival season it is a good idea to keep checking local magazines and newspapers as some retailers selling major brands announced up to 75% discount on jewelry, electronics, watches, textiles, perfumes, etc. All the malls and stores in Dubai place adverts in local magazines and newspapers with interesting deals. One can compare discounts offered by various stores using these promotional materials.

Travel agents: Emperor Traveline maintains a close association with high-class yet affordable hotels in Dubai. A better deal on shopping packages can be obtained through them. Find out if your agent can offer you such a deal in Dubai. We make the possibility of finding better deals easier. The Hotels in Dubai also offer great deals to tourists during the Dubai Shopping Festival season.

Local Guide: It is worth employing the services of a good local guide who can provide information about shops that offer much better discounts than the bigger brands in malls because small shops do not incur huge expenses on promotion of their goods. Consulting with the guide before purchase of any branded clothes or ornaments is also a good idea as he could know someone offering a better deal on those.

Fellow Traveler: A fellow traveler can be a good source to share tips regarding best travel deals. It could be mutually beneficial if tips can be shared with your fellow traveler.

Kerala Backwater Tours

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Kerala, also popularly referred to as “God’s Own Country” is a paradise on Earth with its lush and dense forests, sprawling greenery, mesmerizing beaches, undulating hills, enchanting woods and the pristine backwaters. Nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Kerala is a destination of a lifetime! The small strip of land enchants every visitor who sets foot on the land with its diverse cultural beliefs and practices. Tourism in Kerala has gained tremendous popularity these days especially due to the endless natural beauty of its backwaters. A trip to Kerala will be complete only with a trip on the houseboat along the backwaters!

Kerala Back Waters

The best way to explore and experience the enthralling backwaters is by hiring a houseboat. The backwaters are lined with diverse vegetation, animals, plantation and different types of houses that add more charm and beauty to the entire trip. There are several travel agencies which offer comprehensive Kerala backwater tour packages to the various backwater resorts in Kerala. The resorts will send their houseboats to pick up their guests from nearby towns and cities. You can choose either to spend the entire trip on the houseboat or stay at the resort and take small day trips on the houseboat.

The most popular amongst the backwater destinations are the Allepey, Kochi, Kumarakom, Kozhikode and Trivandrum backwaters. Allepey or the Alappuzha backwaters are popularly known as the “Venice of the East”. The magnificent green waters, boat cruises and the snake boat races are the popular attractions in Allepey. The Kochi backwaters which are referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is dotted with several quaint islands. The major points of interest on these backwaters are the Kochi Fort, Hill Palace, Dutch Palace and the Bolghatty Palace. Kumarakom is a charming village nestled on the Vembanad Lake, situated about 16 kilometers from the town of Kottayam. The backwaters are dotted with beautiful white lilies and dense mangrove vegetation, which are a perfect visual treat for everyone’s eyes. Vacationers can also indulge in fishing or boat rides.

The city of Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala which offers a staggering natural view of enchanting lagoons and pristine water lakes. The ride through the backwaters is dotted with several major attractions such as Museum Complex, Neyyar Dam, beaches and the Aakulam boat club. The Kozhikode backwaters are a rare visual treat as they are plugged with some of the most beautiful rivers, wide canals and alluring small lakes. The Pazhassirajah Museum, Kappad beach and the Art gallery are the important places of interest in the area. With such numerous choices, Kerala truly offers the best holiday getaway for the entire family, away from all the noise and pollution! Visit the Kerala backwaters to enjoy the scenic and serene beauty of the fascinating backwaters!

Best Places to Visit in Ooty

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Udagamandalam which is popularly referred to as “Ooty” is considered to be the “Queen Of Hill Stations” in Southern India. Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills of the majestic Western Ghats, Ooty is beautifully landscaped with lush greenery and carpeted with tea plantations. The entire hill station is spotted with picturesque picnic spots and has been considered a perfect serene weekend getaway right from the British Colonial days. The enchanting blue hills, lush green forests, endless miles of tea gardens and the mesmerizing grasslands welcome the vacationers to a mystical paradise on Earth! Here are the must visit tourist attractions in Ooty that should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Best Places to Visit in Ooty

The Sprawling Rose Garden: This Government established and maintained rose garden is even today the largest in India. The garden boasts of housing over 20,000 varieties of roses and their exotic collection includes some unique breeds such as Miniature Roses, Floribunda, Ramblers, Hybrid Tea Roses as well as roses of unusual shades such as green and black. The garden also features great view points, terraces with pergolas, rose tunnels and creepers, all of which make a visit to this beautiful place worthwhile! It is indeed a wonderful place to enjoy a small picnic with friends and family, while enjoying the breathtaking view of the calm and serene scenery.

The Famous Botanical Gardens: This indeed is a must see attraction for anyone who visits Ooty. The garden houses over a thousand species of plants, trees, shrubs, bonsai plants, ferns and herbal plants. The “Summer Festival” held in May is the most eagerly awaited annual event which features the world famous Flower show and other cultural events. Thousands of tourists visit Ooty during this festival which is held in May. The garden is also the home to a 20 million year old fossilized tree which many of us would have seen in various famous movie songs! The colorful flowers, ferns and roses are a visual treat for the onlooker. The Botanical Garden is in fact the first place to see when you visit Ooty!

The Delightful Pykara Lake: The Ooty lake most of the time tends to be over crowded and you might have to wait in long queues for your boat ride. Just drive 21 kilometers and you will reach the gorgeous Pykara lake with its shimmering blue water and a calm and serene atmosphere. It is much less commercialized than the Ooty lake and therefore is not too noisy or overcrowded. It is a placid lake nestled between dense forests and also features a lovely boat house which has a restaurant and rest house. You can enjoy a beautiful boat ride while soaking in the serenity of the peaceful atmosphere away from all the noise and pollution. If you are going on your honeymoon, then this is the place to spend quality time with your loved ones!

The Historical Nilgiri Mountain Railway: Though Ooty can be easily accessed by road, taking the Nilgiris Toy Train from Mettupalayam which is situated in the foothills, is probably one of the most delightful experiences for people of all ages! The railway is painted blue and cream and the exotic wooden coaches and large windows add more charm to the experience. The train travels at about 10.5 kilometers per hour, making it probably the slowest train in India. However, this makes it possible to click some amazing photographs of the breathtaking beauty of the valley, plains and landscapes. Keep your camera ready as you get into the train and be prepared to enjoy an experience of a lifetime!

There are hoards of other things to do and places to see in this mystical paradise such as the Government Museum, Upper Bhavani Lake, Dodabetta Peak, Lamb’s Rock, St.Stephen’s Church, Wax World etc.. Ooty definitely is the perfect destination for a family getaway as it offers a myriad of activities and attractions for people of all ages!