Visiting the Land of Smiles

Whether you are looking for a cultural tour or a beach holiday or even a bustling city vacation, Thailand has a slice of paradise to offer for each one of you! It is the hub of Southeast Asian tourism and many international visitors find it convenient to have Bangkok as their gateway to this part of the world. With Bangkok as their base, it is easier for them to make trips to various parts of the country as well as other regions in Southeast Asia. Thailand is the perfect destination to go on exotic beach vacations as well as explore the ruins of the ancient country. Tourism flourishes in this part of the world as airfares to Thailand are relatively more affordable and accommodations and food tend to be very cheap. On the contrary if you are looking for a lavish holiday, you can find $10,000 per night rooms at exotic beach resorts as well! Irrespective of your budget and your interests, Thailand is a must-see destination that has something to offer for everyone! Here are some of the top attractions.

Thailand

The Grand Palace: No visit to Thailand would be complete without visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok! It is undoubtedly the city

Attractions to Visit in Jaipur

Every time someone talks about touring India, the first and most popular tour that comes to mind is the Golden Triangle tour that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Though Delhi and Agra have rich history and is the abode of several ancient monuments, Jaipur constitutes the golden part of the tour, as this city exuberates remarkable Rajasthani culture and tradition like no other city! Fondly referred to as the

Temple Destinations of South India

India is a land of rich culture and heritage, which is greatly portrayed by the ancient temples of the country. However, in order to understand and experience the true magnificence of our enchanting heritage and the inspiring architecture of the Dravidian times, there is no better place than Southern India, which is the proud abode of numerous spectacular temples. These temples truly depict the glory of our ancestral years and are a major source of attraction for both domestic as well as international tourists. The exemplary ancient architecture stands out and exhibits tremendous aesthetics and lavish designs. Some of the parts of Southern India are rich populated with such spectacular temples and are referred to as temple towns, as these temples have been the center around which the entire town practically developed. Let

Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2014

It has become very common to associate the word shopping with Dubai! Dubai has become the premier destination for exclusive and extravagant shopping. And as we all know, the Dubai Shopping Festival is the most eagerly awaited extravaganza by all shopping enthusiasts. The New Year marks the commencement of this grand festival, which is scheduled to take place from January 2 2014 to February 2 2014. The entire city is in preparation mode and the festivities have already begun for this exclusive gala as people from all over the world travel to Dubai for the Shopping Festival. It proves to be a shopper

Best Destinations in Australia

Australia is a unique and diverse country offering lot of distinctive places for its visitors. The entire territory of Australia, right from the islands near mainland, dessert areas with wild nature, unique animal species to the urban parts of the country is overwhelmingly magnificent and fascinating. There are plenty of places to look in at Australia but the most popular ones are listed below. These places are worth dropping in at least once.

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Sydney

Sydney is a great holiday destination at any time of the year. Tourist can find plenty of things to relax and unwind. The mild weather goes perfect for outdoor nature activities like cycling, beach, golf and harbour side hikes. Sydney packs a spectacular array of music and cultural festivals and exciting family entertainment. The world class museums and rich architectural heritage makes Sydney more vibrant and exciting cities on earth.

Perth

Perth – the sunniest capital city of Australia. Tourist can enjoy beach lifestyle, world class local wines, relax at natural bush land and watch eye-catching ocean sunset within 30 minutes of the city. The Botanic Garden, the biggest inner city park of the world is situated here. Located beside the Swam River, Perth offers a truly unique western Australian experience.

Tasmania

Tasmania is Australia’s premier travel destination. It is a pure and rejuvenating place featuring Tasmanian World Heritage Area. About 40 per cent of the island is a protected reserve. Tourist can visit plenty of wild life sanctuary featuring Tasmanian devil, an endangered marsupial species found only in Tasmania.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island which is otherwise called Hidden Natural Treasure. It holds an endangered species of dinos, wild dogs and unique fishes found only in Australia. The sparking beaches look like haven and are a very popular destination for tourist across the globe.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a unique archaeological and ethnological reserve which identifies human remains dating 40000 years. The rock carving and cave painting reflect the skills of pre historic Austrians. The national park is a habitat for wide range of endemic species of plants and animals.

Uluru

Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is a large natural sandstone rock formation of central Australia. The sandstone is popular for appearing to change colour at different times of a day and year, most remarkably glowing red at dawn and sunset.

Cairns

Cairns is the main entry point of Great Barrier Reef visits which is the biggest coral reef in the world. Stretching about 80 million acres along the north east Australian coast, it habitats world’s rarest sea organisms. Tourist enjoys a rare opportunity to observe and see them in close.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is the third largest island after Tasmania which is surprisingly diverse. Being surrounded by fertile land and rich waters, the island produces Australia’s finest gourmet foods. Tourist can take extreme boat rides or swim with dolphins and discover an unparalleled experience like never before.

As said, Australia has got lot to offer and these places are only a part of thousands of attractions.

Places to visit in Varanasi India

Varanasi – popularly known as Kashi, is one of the ancient cities in the world. It is believed to be the holiest place in the world found by Lord Shiva before 3000 to 5000years. Khasi is an important pilgrimage centre attracting large number of people worldwide. The holy city is placed on the west side of the Holy River Ganges reflecting old Hindu culture, spiritualism, Indian philosophy and mysticism.

Ram Nagar Fort

Since the city is mainly attached to Hinduism, temples form the main attraction. There are so many other attraction to see and are listed here,

Jantar Mantar

Jantar mantar is an observatory point with complex architectural styles. The building was constructed by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur due to his passion towards astronomy. It is said that before constructing Jantar mantar, King Jai Singh sent his scholar abroad to study the construction and design of foreign observatories. Tourist can find various shapes in the building each possessing specialised function for accurate astronomical calculation. Jantar Mantar is a perfect combination of geometric form and is very popular among foreign tourist.

Panchganga Ghat

Among the other beautiful Ghats of Kashi, Panchganga is the most popular. This is the only ghat where the five holy rivers, the Saraswati, the Yamuna, the Kirna, the Ganges and the Dhupapapa converge together. Surrounded by about eight water front along with Alamgir Musque in its close vicinity, the Panchganga Ghat is worth visiting at least once.

Alamgir Mosque

Also known as Beni Madhav Ka Darera, the mosque was constructed during Mughals invasion in India by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. It is said the land where the mosque is built was once a temple of Lord Krishna. The architecture of the Alamgir Mosque combines Persian and Hindu style with rich artwork of ancient India. Featuring a Hindu temple underneath, the mosque attracts tourist who visit Panchganga ghat.

Ramnagar Fort

Situated on the opposite bank of Ganges River, the fort attracts huge tourist all over the world. It was constructed during 18th century by Maharaja Balwant Singh using red sandstone. The fort features a temple built for Ved Vyasa, the author of Great Indian epic Mahabharata and a museum within its premises. Glossy marble stone, open courtyards, pavilions and beautifully carved balconies spotlight the fort. Apart from this, the fort possess a big clock of the ancient period which not just display time but also day, week, month and year.

Besides these famous spots, tourist can also visit Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Shivala Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Hanyman Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Rana Mahala Ghat, Vishnu Charanapaduka and more. For those who wish for temples can visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, New Vishwanath Temple and Tulasi Mana Temple.

October to March is the best time to visit the holy city; since the temperature remains ideal during these months. Tourist can also opt to travel during Diwali and Maha Shivarathi to see the grand eye catching celebrations for the Lord God.

Top Tourist attractions in Coorg

Do you have a long weekend coming ahead and want to head out for a lovely holiday or an adventure trip? Coorg is the right place that provides everything you wish for. Also named ‘Scotland of India’, it is famous for its misty mountains and coffee estates. There is so much to see, admire and hook up at this hill station located on the slopes of the Western Ghats. At a height of about 1525 meters, the ‘Kodagu’ as what the locals call, features waterfalls, forest, trekking trails, wildlife, woods, valleys and some mouth-watering cuisine.

Coorg Karnataka

Listed here are the top most attractive and must see places of Coorg,

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park is situated between Coorg and Mysore district. This park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Spreading over an area of about 643 square kilometres, the park protects rare species of wild life and trees. It is also a home for 270 species of birds which also include rare and endangered birds.

Omkareshwara Temple

The Omkareshwara Temple was built during 1820 by Linga Rajendra II for Lord Shiva. The ‘Shivalinga’ of the temple was brought from Kasi and is named after it. The temple reflects both Hindu and Islamic style of architecture with window bars having made of ‘Pancholoha’ – a combination of five metals.

Dubare Elephant Camp

The Dubare Elephant Camp is a popular elephant training camp located near Madikeri. The deciduous forest features Asiatic elephants, samdhar, spotted dear, gaur, patridges and more. Tourist can enjoy ride on elephant into the forest, wildlife safari in jeep and coracle ride.

Somwarpet

Somwarpet is a small town on the north east of the Coorg district. It features ‘Beelur Golf Club’, the oldest club with lush green golf ground. Tourists also visit Malemalleshwara Betta during Maha Shivaratri for enjoying the grand celebration.

Bhagamandala

Bhagamandala is a sacred place for Hindus where the river ‘Sujyothi’ is believed to join underground. The pilgrims purposely come here to complete the rituals for their ancestor by dipping themselves into the river.

Iruppu Falls

Iruppu Falls is about 140km from Mysore that originates from Lakshmana Tirtha River. On the banks of this river, tourists can find the popular Rameshwaram temple that attracts huge tourist on Shivarathri festival. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Rama and Laskshmana is believed to pass this river when in search of Sita, Lord Rama’s wife. The ideal time to visit Iruppu falls is during the monsoon season where the fall receives highest flow of water and renders a breath taking sight for its visitors.

Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet and is located on the state highway 88. Due to the Chinese aggression during 1960’s a large population of Tibetan settled here and built the most significant monasteries like Great Gompa of Sera Mey and Sera Je.

Coorg is one of the wonderful places to visit at any time of the year with so many spots to look around. All you need to do is plan a trip to Coorg and sit back to relax the mist covered mountains and enjoy the sound of bird-calls in the air.

Visit Bangalore – The Green City

Bangalore as Bengaluru as people call it now, is one of the most rapidly developing cities in India. With almost more than 50% of the multinationals and other corporate based at Bangalore, it can undoubtedly be called the Silicon Valley of India. However there is a lot more to Bangalore than just big buildings, corporate offices and shopping malls. Bangalore is also one of the greenest and the most beautiful metropolitan cities of India. So if you are planning to take a break, Bangalore might be a good option.

Bangalore

Although Bangalore houses a lot of buildings and complexes along with big wide roads bustling with traffic and people, Bangalore also boasts a lot of places which attract both tourists and locals. With a number of palaces and parks the city has a huge cover of green which allows its visitors to escape the city

Places to Visit in Nepal

Home of the highest mountain in the world, Nepal is a country that sits wrapped in mystique. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 93 languages and dialects. The peak season for visiting Nepal is from late September to early December, a wonderful time when the air is fresh and skies are clear, giving the best views of the majestic mountains. Based on the elevation from sea level, Nepal can topologically be divided into three regions