Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
March 13, 2013 – 12:05 am | No Comment
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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Meandering in Madrid like never before
August 20, 2010 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Meandering in Madrid like never before
With Wily Wanker’s Chocolate Factory as a weakness for the sweet-toothed, Real Madrid for the soccer stimulated, a spirit that personifies the vivir a tope penchant; no browny points there for guessing! It is most definitely, without a scope for doubt, no other place than the Spanish territory of Madrid. The city that’s driven by commercial and social ballad, and not just there does the story end! This mega province that makes on the third slot of the Europe’s largest cities, spins and swings one in the Spanish vibes just as they hit the place! The contagious spirit infuses as soon as one lays his first step in the city and goes meandering in the wonderful and most exciting city of Madrid. With the sun-shine ever smiling on the city for most part of the year, the place is a naturally  [...]


Trekking in the shade of K2 Godwin Austen
August 19, 2010 | Adventure Travel | One Comment
Trekking in the shade of K2 Godwin Austen
The confluence of the majestic Godwin Austen Glacier and the Baltoro Glacier is known as Concordia. The name Concordia was given to it by European travelers and explorers who noted similarities in it to a namesake glacial confluence in the central Alps. The best region in all of Asia this ancient glacial power house is a treasure for mountain related enthusiasts. Although no climbing is involved, with its awe inspiring and breathtakingly stunning views, it also has on offer hikes to many important base camps of the region. The call of the wild! The hiking can take you to the base camps of Broad Peak which is two hours of enchanting terrain, K2 with its raw and rugged hiking ground and the Gasherbrums which are about a three hours journey. And climbing was not to be denied to the thrill seeking  [...]


La Tomatina
August 18, 2010 | Festivals | 5 Comments
La Tomatina
It is the last Wednesday in August that marks a bloodbath unlike any other. At least it looks like blood from afar, but upon closer inspection you find out that it is nothing more than the remains of a tomato that is no more (may it rest…in pieces). It’s like I’m in some odd Hollywood film set, the red gunk overflowing everywhere, but what it really is an orgy of tomatoes like you’ve never seen it. It’s messy, it’s unapologetically tomato-ey and it’s a big ticket for tourism, Buñol, 40 km due west of Valencia, finds its population swelling four fold come this time of year, and its carnage and good-mannered fighting packaged in the form of a festival. The madness hits the town’s central square and no sooner does the clock strike the 11th hour of the day than a large pole is  [...]


Paris as you’ve never seen it
August 17, 2010 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Paris as you’ve never seen it
Grabbing a hunk of lamb, the butcher chopped it up with a certain deftness that made me want to laugh out loud, but I somehow resisted the urge to do so thinking that my friend the butcher would take grave offense to it. Before me what was only moments ago a slab of meat is now tiny little squares of raw goodness waiting for the loving touch of cook, and a sideways swipe of the  knife later, the lamb was wrapped into a package, I am on my way. Moroccan brochettes, here I come. Paris is the city of romance and of dreams, where every corner has a tale to tell and it’s somewhere you can just go and lose your worries, footloose and fancy-free. It is still that, for nothing has changed on the whole, but there are still the little pleasures that few tourists fail to take full worth of, such as  [...]


Experiencing Trinidad and Tobago
August 16, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Experiencing Trinidad and Tobago
The picturesque landscape of the very beautiful Trinidad and Tobago contains a vast cluster of islands, thus making it an archipelagic state in the enticing south Caribbean islands. Situated in the middle of Barbados and Guyana, Venezuela and Grenada, this makes for a perfect vacation spot for any travel enthusiast. Trinidad and Tobago are the two key islands on the south Caribbean coast. Area wise, Trinidad is bigger than the counterpart of Tobago. This historic influences of the Spanish Culture is evident when the country was colonized by Christopher Columbus and then faced the intrusions of the British. The economy of the country has predominantly been dependent on the petroleum companies. Now a booming commercial block and a business center in the whole of Caribbean region, Trinidad is  [...]


Places to visit in Africa: Part 4
August 15, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Places to visit in Africa: Part 4
The travel guide continues on its way across the many plateaus, river, lakes and mountains of Africa. Kenya: There are many national nature reserves and parks in Kenya. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of most popular national parks. There are great sights to behold here in the best game park in Kenya. The Serengeti unleashes the majestic sight of the migrating wildebeests. Although the buzzing population of tourists can be a disadvantage, it is one of the best places to see the cheetahs, lions and the leopards in action. These big cats are a pleasure to watch. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. This city is rich due to the Swahili culture it inherits. The food of the old town is out of the world. The nightlife is colorful and enchanting. The three beaches are delightful to relax  [...]


Places to visit in Africa: Part 3
August 14, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Places to visit in Africa: Part 3
The true beauty and charm of the African Landscapes and its unique spirit can fill pages and pages of books. We are on a mission to list some of the must see sights of these gorgeous African cities. Senegal: For any African traveler Dakar should be on a must see and do list. This place has beautiful beaches and a lot of similarities to the famed Paris. The people are polite and charming. A fantastic place to visit for the shopping experience alone. Ile Goree is the UNESCO world heritage sight which is again a must see. It is not very far away from Dakar and in the past was used as a slave export port. St. Louis is the former capital city of Senegal and bears great resemblance to New Orleans in the United States of America.  St. Louis was the first settlement for the French invaders. This city  [...]


Places to visit in Africa: Part 2
August 13, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Places to visit in Africa: Part 2
We continue our journey across the African terrain and through its enchanting cities. So put on the seatbelts and hold on tight. Here we go! Malawi: The place has been in news lately because of superstar Angelina jolie’s adoption of a Malawi child. But there are many other reasons why this stunning place on earth should be visited. The Livingstonia is one such reason. It is an ideal honeymoon place set on the edge of the Lake Malawi. It is a little paradise that offers some excellent eating options. One can rest and enjoy themselves in the pool which overlooks the sandy beaches. Liwonde National Park is the place where one can go to see elephants, crocodiles, hippos all in the backdrop of the River Shire. That is to the west of the park, towards the east you can see antelopes, sable, elands  [...]


Places to visit in Africa: Part 1
August 12, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Places to visit in Africa: Part 1
There are many ultimate destinations to be visited in Africa. Here we are listing the cities and best places to visit in these cities. Mozambique: The Mozambique Island is the World Heritage Site according to UNESCO. This island was the capital of a former Portuguese colony in the eastern coastal region of Africa. There are many historical buildings in this region. The most prominent structure being the ‘chapel of our lady’ of the bulwarks. This magnificent structure was created in 1522. In the whole of the southern hemisphere this is the oldest structure still standing tall. The most beautiful and serene beaches of the world are in Pemba beaches. Here you can see many coral reefs and take part in water sport activities along these beaches. There are also some of the most interesting  [...]


The Grand Canyon of the Pacific
August 11, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
The Grand Canyon of the Pacific
Waimea Canyon is considered to be one of the largest canyon in the Pacific and the sight is truly dramatic. The Canyon is measured upto 10 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,500 feet deep. This canyon is believed to have carved out by rivers and floods some thousand years ago. These rivers and floods were supposed to have flowed from the summit of Mount Waialeale. This Canyon is one of the major spots of tourist destination in the region and is known to be one of the most amazing places to visit here. About the Canyon The Canyon has been developed by the volcanic eruptions and the lines on the walls of the canyon depict this. The lava here has flowed down since centuries. It is said that even though the Canyon is smaller than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, yet the beauty of this place lies  [...]


The Wonders of Cusco
August 10, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
The Wonders of Cusco
Cusco is known to be one of the most amazing and the most cherished tourist destination in Peru, South America. This place is known to be simply the most remarkable location of tourist interest in the country. Cusco once was an important city in the Inca Empire and the architects had designed it in the shape of a puma. There are many great places to visit here in Cusco. These places are considered to be some of the best sites to visit in Cusco. Places to visit in Cusco There are some amazing tourist sites where you can visit in Cusco. Kusikay is a nice place to visit. This is a theatre which had been established in Cusco some ages back. This theatre is known to be one of the most amazing and the most interesting ones to visit here since some remarkable plays had been directed and enacted here.  [...]