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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Intermixed Culture Of Jakarta
November 18, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Intermixed Culture Of Jakarta
Jakarta is a melting-pot city for nearly around 350 ethnic groups most of them are of Malay ancestry. Majority of the population of Jakarta is from the neighboring cities of Java, Bali, Sumatera and Sulawesi. Also you will find people hailing from Kalimantan and Papua. The city has been successful in retaining its cultural roots, but due to the presence of the variety of the population the city has quite of intermixed culture. Moreover there is a huge presence of a non-Indonesian group known as Orang Betawi. Betawi is one of the most special cultures of Jakarta. The culture will give you the information how the Betwai people became an integral part of the city. Betwai culture is composed of a unique blend of the Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese and Arabs. Thus it can be easily understood that the  [...]


Notorious Nightlife Of Jakarta
November 18, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Notorious Nightlife Of Jakarta
Even being world’s largest Islamic city Jakarta has an exotic nightlife. You would find it quite strange but Jakarta has one of the most popular nightlife in Southeast Asia. You can describe Jakarta’s nightlife as the naughty one. Here you will find more use of live music. Also you can hear variety of music ranging from classic to rocks and from jazz to soul band. Jakarta has something or other for everyone. You have lots of option out of which you can select according to your decision. There are around 200 bars, pubs, lounges and clubs which are scattered all across the city streets. Supposed to be Jakarta’s first ever vodka bar, Red square which is located in the Plaza Senayan Arcadia annex is a must visit for those who are looking forward to spend some time with the younger generation  [...]


Historical Hanoi’s Must Visits
November 18, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Historical Hanoi’s Must Visits
Attractive, historic, and definitely interesting, Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi is a joy for every tourist to explore. Hanoi city is found in northern Vietnam on the bank of the Red River, and it is not only the political capital of the country, but also its cultural hub. Hanoi’s travel tourism has been increasing with the passing years, and the city does act as an excellent base if you wish to visit the mountains situated in the north of the country. May be, Hanoi is relatively slow-paced city, but in no way with its nearly three million citizens it is by no way going to act dormant. Traces of modern Vietnam are found in various parts of Hanoi city. Here you can find new shops, hotels, and cafes are springing up, yet you can still find a good many historic places which are worth visiting.  [...]


Reunion In Hanoi
November 18, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Reunion In Hanoi
Hanoi can be truly the city of festivals. Once you are in the city you will learn that here, there is always some or the other reason to celebrate. Moreover the locals in Hanoi believe in celebrating all the festivals whether a small or a really important with a real bang. Mostly the festivals that are celebrated in Hanoi are in away or other are attached with the religious faith and belief of the local people. Here you will find a festival for start of a new year, start of harvesting time, also there are many festivals that are being celebrated to maintain the traditional and cultural richness. The most different feature of the Hanoi’s festival is that every festival has a story to be told. The dates of the festivals are decided according to the lunar month. Festivals and events are those  [...]


Making Your Way Through Crowded Streets Of Jakarta
November 18, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Making Your Way Through Crowded Streets Of Jakarta
Jakarta is the main transportation for not just the city but also Java and rest of the nation. Also due to the increasing number of the tourist is the city, Jakarta have became the gateway to Indonesia. Jakarta is well connected to the world by the means of airways, roadways, railways as well as waterways.Transportation in Jakarta is affordable as well as easy. There are a number of transportation options available in the city. Wherever you want to go in the city you will find one or other suitable option for you. Being one of the most populated cities in the world, Jakarta has severe transportation problems. In Indonesia most common local transport is provided by mikrolets, which are nothing but privately run minibuses. Even thought there are many wide roads, Jakarta faces lot of problem due  [...]


Jakarta, The City Of Contrasts
November 18, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Jakarta, The City Of Contrasts
Jakarta can be truly stated as the city of contrast. It is traditional at the same time it is modern, it is poor but also very rich and it is lonely at the same time worldly place. It is truly an experience to be in a place like Jakarta. The population of the city is also very much diverse; there are various ethnic and cultural groups that together make a wonderful place called Jakarta. The motto of the country thus truly is Unity in diversity. The capital of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta together with Greater Jakarta, make an area of around 637.44 square km. It is located at the northern side of Java Island; it has got the honor of being the center of government, commerce and industry. Also it has a vast communications network within and outside the country. Jakarta is not only country's  [...]


Traditionally Cultured Hanoi
November 17, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Traditionally Cultured Hanoi
Hanoi is quite sensible communist capital; the culture of the city was destroyed many times by the various wars that took place in the Hanoi’s soil. Also it keeps going around their traditions. Their culture is no way is guided by any politics or ideologies. The soul of Hanoi is due to the age old customs which are part of the local’s day to day life. The locals of the city have not forget their past but life try to talk to the locals about the past you will hear only about their 1000 year old legend, the magical turtle as such other stories you would hardly hear anything about the war from them. The city is developed but still many parts of the cities are as they were few centuries before. There are original 36 streets in the city. Fried fish is the dish that the locals of Hanoi have been  [...]


Jakarta’s Inviting Travel Sites
November 17, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Jakarta’s Inviting Travel Sites
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is very much crowded as well as cosmopolitan. Being a home to millions across the world, the city is melting-pot for varies languages, wealth, culture etc. As a metropolitan city the place has one of the most interesting night lives in Asia, to addition to that being very much crowded the city has the worst traffic. In all the places in like any other place in the world at the same time it is quite different too. Jakarta is has the historic enclave of Batavia, which was originally developed by the Dutch colonialists, and thus Jakarta has a huge range of historical monuments to be selected and all of them are the must-sees. Jakarta has a reputation of being centre of Indonesian culture but at the same time it has be equally developed into a modern travel destination.  [...]


Quite Yet Dazzling Hanoi’s Nightlife
November 17, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Quite Yet Dazzling Hanoi’s Nightlife
Hanoi is not that popular for its night life, but even than you can really enjoy yourself here in the nights. Vietnam’s capital Hanoi has a dazzling nightlife. The use of hip-hop music, variation in drinks; exotic food and wonderful ambience are few of the important traits that can be used to define Hanoi’s nightlife. The night clubs in Hanoi’s provides to its visitors what they really expect from them. Entertainment the most important requirement of the crowd in Hanoi and the night people do take care of this. In Hanoi you will come across simple low budget pubs to high-class clubs. Hanoi has everything that will suit your budget. The Night clubs here are far different from those typical bars. Here night clubs do have a facility of dance floor where you can enjoy yourself to the fullest.  [...]


Traveling In Hanoi With Its Scary Traffic
November 17, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Traveling In Hanoi With Its Scary Traffic
Having a populations of nearly 3.5 million people the traffic of Hanoi is very busy and the city streets runs pack as most of the locals are using their own vehicle that too mostly two-wheeler. Don’t be shocked if you see a complete family of five people traveling on a single bike. This is the real life of Hanoi. The sidewalks here are not meant for walking but parking of bicycles, cars and bikes. Also many bikes are parked at the people’s home. The most popular means of public transport within the city are motorbikes, buses, taxis, and Cyclos. Motorbikes remain the most commonly used vehicle to move across the city. Public buses run on various routes across the city and the fare can be purchased on the bus itself. Also motorcycle taxis are available where the passenger needs to sit at  [...]


Hanoi – The Rising Star In Southeast Asia
November 17, 2009 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Hanoi – The Rising Star In Southeast Asia
Hanoi is not just developing but is standing up as the rising star in Southeast Asian continent. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has an exotic blend of East and West, with Chinese influence from the years of dominance which they had over Hanoi. Here you will witness the French design from its colonial past. It is not much spoiled by modern architecture of the 1970s and 80s. Hanoi is one of largest city of Vietnam. It is smaller city and thus is less hectic and also it has been quite successful in retaining much of its old world attractions. The city is located on the bank of the Red River. During 1010 and until 1802, Hanoi was supposed to be the most important political centre of Vietnam. Later, Huế during the Nguyen Dynasty was replaced it and was later declared as the capital of Vietnam,  [...]