Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Exotic And Calm, Chiang Mai Night life
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Exotic And Calm, Chiang Mai Night life
The nightlife in Chiang Mai is much cool and quieter with compared to that of Bangkok, but quite enjoyable at the same time. People in this city do like to enjoy themselves and are happy to party with the various foreigners who visit their city. In Chiang Mai there are a number of relaxing bars, a couple of discos, also there is one street full of go-go bars, and a bunch of karaoke lounges. Being a developing city, Thailand is also very much accepting the gay and lesbian scene. The city is a great place for a crawling across the pubs because it's easy to walk from one bar to another bar. Basically crossing the city centre on foot takes nearly about 20 minutes. Many bars in Chiang Mai feature live music and also present the fabulous Thais singers. Moreover there are a large number of discos  [...]


Magnetic Places In Chiang Mai
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Magnetic Places In Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai has many tourist attractions. Here you will find nearly 300 temples, boundless natural beauty and exciting wildlife. Its a city that has something special for each and every tourist, Chiang Mai will surely influence you to give it a shot with its diversity. Attractions of Chiang Mai will surely appeal your mind. There are numerous museums and archeological sites that that will definitely give you a deep insight into the history of Chiang Mai. The temples in this city are true replications of people's beliefs and faith. Most of these temples are built keeping Buddhism in mind. If you are a nature lover, Chiang Mai has a number of wildlife reserves that showcase the myriad forms of flora and fauna that’s seen in the region. If you are an adventure freak, Chiang Mai offers you a choice  [...]


Traveling Across Chiang Mai
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Traveling Across Chiang Mai
Bus, train and air connections serve Chiang Mai quite well. A number of bus stations that link the city to central and northern Thailand. The state railway operates daily 14 trains to Chiang Mai Station from Bangkok which Mostly run overnight and take approximately 12–15 hours. Most trains offer first-class (private cabins) and a second-class (seats fold out to make sleeping berths) service. To get to cities such as Mae Hong Son or Chiang Rai a plane or bus must be used. No trains are available to cities north of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai public bus which is not much used by the locals and  nor by many tourist, it was basically created to campaign Chiang Mai mass transportation and help to reduce fast-ever growing traffic and pollution problem of Chiang Mai city. The public bus failed to  [...]


“New City” aka Chiang Mai
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
“New City” aka Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, which is also written as "Chiengmai" or "Chiangmai", is the largest and the most culturally important and significant city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. It is located some 700 km towards north of Bangkok, and stand along some of the highest mountain ranges in the country. The city stands on the Ping River, which is the major tributary of the Chao Phraya River in Malaysia. King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai which means the new city in 1296, and it succeeded Chiang Rai as capital of the Lanna kingdom. The monarch was called Chao. To protect itself against raids from Burma, the city was then surrounded by a moat and a defensive wall. Chiang Mai developed its cultural, trading and economic importance and gained its current status as the unofficial  [...]


Cultural View Of Kuala Lumpur
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Cultural View Of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the cultural centre of Malaysia. Together the population over 6 million together  with the rest of the Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur becomes a melting pot of cultures and traditions blending with the modern and new elements of cosmopolitan lifestyle and stands different as a metropolitan city. The three most dominant cultures are from the Malays, Chinese and Indians, who form the majority of Malaysia’s population. KL's metropolitan area also has its fair share of local residents as well as large numbers of immigrants from nearby nations, especially Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Burma and Bangladesh. The city has many places of worship, thus catering to the multi religious population. Malays are the majority of the population in Malaysia and also a large population that  [...]


Festive Eves In Kuala Lumpur
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Festive Eves In Kuala Lumpur
As Kuala Lumpur is home for the multi-racial communities, events and festivals are a major highlight for the city. The biggest celebrations are the Chinese New Year, Hari Raya and Deepavali with other small, traditional occasions in between. Throughout the year one or the other festival of one or the other community is been celebrated. Chinese New Year that takes place according to the Chinese calendar, which lands on either January or February every year. This is a joyous time which is celebrated with all near and dear ones. It’s the time when friends and family gather together for reunions and wonderful celebrations.  The Chinese New Year is the most important festival for the Chinese in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the whole of Malaysia. It celebrates the first day of the lunar calendar,  [...]


What To Do At Night ? Where To Shop? When In Kuala Lumpur
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
What To Do At Night ? Where To Shop? When In Kuala Lumpur
During the day, the working offices and shopping malls are the centre of activity but come night, the clubs and discos take over. Kuala Lumpur have many diverse culture coming together, thus the night life here is some what dull. Even after being a Muslim country alcohol is freely available freely in the country. The legal age for having alcohol is minimum 21yrs. The Government of Kuala Lumpur is quite strict and thus closed down the pubs and bars at night one, but many of them become successful to be kept open even after that. Kuala Lumpur’s city centre along with many other such urban hotspots, light up with the excitement and enthusiasm at night as the crowd of youngsters hits the clubs, bars and pubs of the city. All such activities begin from 10 pm onwards though some of the nightspots  [...]


Transportation In Kuala Lumpur
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | Comments Off
Transportation In Kuala Lumpur
The public transport system in Kuala Lumpur is quite fast and cheap too. Various of transport modes such as bus, taxi, trains etc are easily available. Currently only 16% of the public are using the public transportation in Kuala Lumpur. The low usage of public transport is that the network of trains does not cover the whole of Kuala Lumpur, thus the people living out of the city use their own vehicle. Kuala Lumpur's rail-based transport system consists of two Light Rail Transit lines (rapid transit), one monorail line, two commuter rail systems consisting four lines, and an airport rail link. The monorails here are quite cheap, clean and fast. The traveling time is punctual as it has its own routes and no problem is created due the huge traffic jams. The Operation time of light rail is from  [...]


What To See In Kuala Lumpur….??
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
What To See In Kuala Lumpur….??
Over last few years, Kuala Lumpur have got transformed into a metropolitan city with sky-scrappers like Petronas tower the tallest in the world and high end malls Kuala Lumpur have acquired the position of tourist’s favorite city all over the world. Kuala Lumpur does have many historical building which attracts more and more national as well as international tourist towards it. Kuala Lumpur has a blend of modernization and traditional charm. A huge difference in the life of people living here can be felt as you can see hawker’s stalls at one side of the road whereas on the other side you will witness skyscrapers. Thus truly Kuala Lumpur can be stated as the gateway for various experiences. Chinatown and Little India make great areas for exploring while on a tour to Kuala Lumpur, also must-see’s  [...]


A Zulu Rickshaw Ride Along The Beach
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
A Zulu Rickshaw Ride Along The Beach
Durban is well-connected to most of domestic destinations by flight and few international destinations as well. Transport in the city is fairly convenient as well, with local trains, buses, taxis, tuk-tuks and Zulu rickshaws plying on the road. There are inter-city coach services as well, connecting Durban to cities like Johannesburg. Reaching Durban by air The Louis Botha Airport, as the Durban International Airport is officially known as, is about 15 kilometers to the south of the city. The few international destinations that it is connected directly to are Mauritius (Air Mauritius) and Swaziland (Swazi Express Airways and South African Express.  A recent addition to this has been the Emirates Airways, connecting Dubai and Durban. Other international flights enter Durban through Cape Town  [...]


Durban- Water City Of The Zulu Kingdom
November 11, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Durban- Water City Of The Zulu Kingdom
Durban is one of the busiest ports of South Africa and its third largest city. With an ethnic population, beaches, and opportunities for tourist activities like hiking or water-sports like surfing or snorkeling, the water city of Durban makes for great vacation tour. Durban or eThekwini in Zulu has tourist attractions ranging from the simple yet exciting rides on Zulu rickshaws along the waterfronts to deep diving in the sea. The city is home to a rich flora and fauna, with bio reserves like the Sea water Aquarium and the Croc world. Location This city of Durban is in the Zulu kingdom – KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa. It’s at about 570 kilometers from Johannesburg while Cape Town is about 1,600 kilometers from here, to the west. Climate The city has a warm subtropical climate where summers  [...]