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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7 Chapters Of Virginia – Taught By James River
November 20, 2009 | Remarkable Drives | No Comment
7 Chapters Of Virginia – Taught By James River
The low-lying cape of Virginia is a narrow stretch of land measuring 400 square miles and is squashed in by York and James River on either side to protrude into the vast Chesapeake Bay. Its 13 primordial colonies are occupied by the oldest European populace. This drive will mark the outlines of much deeper history of Virginia. Overview The journey of 63 miles from Richmond to Yorktown chases Route 5 through the exquisite freeway that edges James River and its flamboyant shores. With every twists and turns of the path you will enrich yourself with the original history of America, and appreciate the overwhelming vistas. 1st Chapter - From Richmond Learn your first history chapter at Richmond’s American Civil War Center, which is built in an ex-Confederate establishment. Before you flare the  [...]


Ho Chi Minh City At Its Best
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Ho Chi Minh City At Its Best
Ho Chi Minh City some times also referred as the Paris of the east. It is one of the largest metropolises in the country. Home for nearly 6 million people the city is the most populated city of the country. The vendors, pagodas and the colonial architecture, the designer boutiques, the street food this city has many shades. The ideal time to visit the city experience the hustle at bustle of the city with the climate at its best is around the month of January or February. In these months the temperature is good and you can surely tolerate the humidity level in the atmosphere. The Tet festival usually occurs in the month of January and February and it is the biggest and most awaited festival of the year. If you are planning to visit the city during this time book the hotels beforehand else you  [...]


Café Culture And Sweet Dishes In Tripoli
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Café Culture And Sweet Dishes In Tripoli
Tripoli comes as a good entertainment package when it is about food and activities like shopping.  Libya is a strict Arabic country and drinking in public or otherwise is banned here. Nightlife Pub, bar and nightclub culture is not very popular in The North African country of Libya. There are bars in few hotels, but they aren’t very good either. Night out in Tripoli means dining, entertainment though theatres, cinemas’ and a café culture. Some of the good theatres of Tripoli are the al-Rabitah al Thakafiyyah and the Dar al Fann. City complex and Las Salinas to the south  of the city and other places like al-Opera, Rivoli, Colorado etc are some of the cinemas you could go to catch a movie. The city has few cafes that serve you mint tea, juices and sheeshas or nargilah. Most of these cafes  [...]


Carry Your Digital Camera To Voyage Hudson Valley
November 19, 2009 | Remarkable Drives | 2 Comments
Carry Your Digital Camera To Voyage Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley, New York Flanked by brawny peaks on one side and elegant peninsulas on the other, Hudson River gushes through the in-between path wider than 3 miles revealing a handsome, scintillating trail toward the olive meadows. To comprehend the delight of Dutch explorers when they discovered this panorama around four centuries ago, you can chase the stalks of George Washington armed forces, millionaires from the golden era, travelers, and Indians, along with picturesque landscapes. The customized villages in this terrain are estranged by jagged mountains, subterranean gorges, and dense forests. Views some of the historic monuments and imposing manors garnishes your expedition. Outlining the Expedition Fasten your seat belts for this 210 miles trip that commences from the settlement of  [...]


Reminiscing Tripolitania In Tripoli
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Reminiscing Tripolitania In Tripoli
Tripoli has a charm of its own. There are a number of tourist destinations in and around the city, especially if you are a history and archaeology enthusiast. Inherent in the city’s heritage and architecture are the influences of the Hellenic, the Byzantine, the ottoman, the Crusaders and lastly the Muslim culture, consequently making Tripoli a tourist attraction in North Africa that you must visit. Here are some of the sites worth visiting in Tripoli. 1. Places of worship in Tripoli A number of religious places of worship and mosques work as embellishments in an otherwise busy city. The mosques and churches around are worth a visit, if not for any religious reasons, then their architecture. The Church of St. John of the Pilgrims Mount At about 200 meters away, to the south of the Castle  [...]


Drive; Don’t Sail On The Shores Of Michigan
November 19, 2009 | Remarkable Drives | No Comment
Drive; Don’t Sail On The Shores Of Michigan
Experience the pleasure of vibrant landscapes with contradicting lonesome, serene drive along the northern coastline of Michigan. Overview A trip through Michigan can be delineated as a sequence of hushed boulevards through higher isthmus amid Whitefish Point and Marquette. The downy roads are bonded so close to the coast that you can almost snuffle the fragrance of the turquoise marine. Witnessing the waves acquaints you the authority of the lake. It can be seen in the nature of the ground, in the creative stonework of crags engraved by the waves that are spread across 40 miles, now named as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Its authority is perceptible in the jerky sands of Grand Sable Dunes; in the battered chalets and the seaside porch that are obscured under the granules, and in the waft  [...]


The White Bride Of The Mediterranean
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
The White Bride Of The Mediterranean
Tripoli or Tarabulus as the city is known in Arabic was once a part of Tripolitania – the province of three cities –Tripoli, Sabratha and Leptis Magna. After the Arab conquest in the 7th century, the city came to be known with what it is called today- Tripoli. The ‘White Bride of the Mediterranean’ as the nick named of the city goes is just apt. It is substantiated by the Arab, Ottoman and the Italian influence on the city’s architecture. Location The capital city of Libya, Tripoli is in North Africa and stretches to about 1820 kilometers along the Mediterranean coastline. The country, Libya shares its eastern border with Egypt. To the southeast of the city is Sudan. The cities of Chad and Niger are to the south of Tripoli and on its west and northwest are Algeria and Tunisia respectively.  [...]


Happening Festivals And Special Events
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Happening Festivals And Special Events
The city’s calendar is never free of festivals due to its rich cultural identity. Tango Festival The festival came into existence from the year 1999 and is organized in the months of February and March. More than 100 free shows are arranged during the festival. The festival continues for six days and is gaining more popularity year after year. Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema The festival provides a stage to the directors from all over the world to showcase their best works. The festival arranged by Secretaria de Cultura de Buenos Aires is organized in the various venues of the city. Argentine Open Polo Championships The world-class polo event is organized in between the months of November and December. The polo fans from all over the world throngs the event  [...]


Engrossed Night Lives
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Engrossed Night Lives
The porteños, as the residents of Buenos Aires are called, believe in surviving every minute of their lives with unlimited delight. The city’s nightclubs, bars and restaurants are thronged by good number of people as soon as the evening starts. The city is renowned for one of the happening night lives in the world. Some of the bars even serve food and play live music too. The custom of rock concerts still prevails in the city and the concerts are organized almost everyday. Some of the best places to enjoy nightlife are Gran Bar Danzon - One of the best bars that will serve you the best Argentine cocktails and wines. La Cigale - The bar located in the center of the city and gives you a taste of live music Voodoo Bar - Provides you with vigorous dance floor and contented seating arrangements  [...]


At 20 Miles Per Hour In Montreal
November 19, 2009 | Remarkable Drives | No Comment
At 20 Miles Per Hour In Montreal
A drive through Montreal is an intricate amalgamation of ethnicity, history, and marvelous landscape. The backdrop of this city will compel you to yearn for more once the voyage is concluded. Hence, to enjoy the vistas, move leisurely. Synopsis Start the gratifying tour of 385 miles by observing several museums, inns, edifying exhibitions, and shops in a city that is amongst the biggest French speaking metropolitans of the world, Montreal. The voyage will then carry you to other regions exiting the city. A stroll through countrified Montérégie, progressing along the Eastern Townships occupied by British population and the charming mauve realm of Quebec, entering the terrain of Mauricie Bois-Francs and above the St. Lawrence River is a perfect map-depiction of the excursion. This circular  [...]


Culturally Speaking- Buenos Aires
November 19, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Culturally Speaking- Buenos Aires
Fragrance of European culture can be easily sensed in the airs of Buenos Aires. The city is renowned as one of the best cultural cities of the world and it possess its cultural wealth in form of ‘tango’. Along with this, presence of Teatro Colon, one of the best opera houses worldwide, also gives us the fair idea about residents’ liking for opera. Cinema, theaters and many cultural centers are also available in the city. As far as spoken language is concerned, Spanish is an official language however, number of people also speak English and French languages. Tango music The music form has seen a day of light in the surroundings of Buenos Aires only. However, now a days it is getting positive response from all over the world. During its inception, it was called as tango criollo, or simply  [...]