Croatia: A Classic Destination To Visit
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To experience the overwhelming beauty of nature a trip to Croatia is a must, and the memories of this trip will be etched in your heart for eternity. Behind the overwhelming beauty of Croatia lies a tumultuous history of conquest by Greeks, Romans, Turks, Venetian emperors, to name a few, but mother nature has been kind to the country to overcome all the conquests and still retain its old world charm  [...]

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Colourful Merriment in Manipur
September 30, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
Colourful Merriment in Manipur
With many festivities  and lot of merriment and pomp, Manipur is a place to go and really one where you should attend all the festivals here. There is no month of the year when this place doesn’t celebrate. It is celebration time here perennially. This place has immense culture, a great social life and the religious beliefs are given a lot of importance in this lovely little land nestled in the norhteastern part of India. With a lot of recreation, and fun, these festivals is an outlet for these hardworking people called Manipuri’s living here. The Lai Haraoba is a festival that is celebrated for the deities called the Umang Lai and is a festival for the deities of the past and also for the ancestors. There are a lot of dances done by men and women and these invoke the divinities of the  [...]


The Call of Nine – Navratri 2011
September 28, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
The Call of Nine – Navratri 2011
Yes it is the time of the Number Nine. Nine days and nine nights of fun, pleasure, celebration and reverence. The time when you would pray to the Goddess of Power Durga, the Goddess of Learning Saraswati and the Goddess of Wealth Lakshmi. The time when you would get success over evil. The time when only goodness prevails and the evil vanishes into thin air. Yes this is the time of Navratri. And Navratri 2011 is just round the corner. Starting September 28, just enjoy all the pleasures of this festival of power. But did you ever know why Navaratri is celebrated and what is the significance? Well navratri is the festival of Hindus and it is the time of festivities. It means literally nine nights. Nava means nine and ratri means night. In these nine nights, the victory of good over evil is revered  [...]


Get enlightened at Sarnath
September 26, 2011 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Get enlightened at Sarnath
The Buddha – a picture of peace, calm, tranquility and charm. Isn’t wonderful to be like him and isn’t it a great achievement to attain enlightenment? Yes it was at Sarnath that Buddha the learned one taught the Dharma and also the place where the Sangha for Buddhists was first formed. This is thus one of the four major places of pilgrim. There is the deer park here which is where the Buddha is said to have rested and taught the first Dharma. Lying around 13 km from the city of Varanasi, Sarnath lies around 13 km from the main city. In the deer park you would find the stupa constructed by the Emperor Asoka in the year 249 BCE. There are many more such Buddhist structures in the park that were constructed much later and the ages between the 3rd century BC and the 11th Century CE saw a  [...]


“Ram”med Divinity – Ram navami
September 23, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
“Ram”med Divinity – Ram navami
When the Indian god Rama was born, there was a miracle that took place in this world and the miracle saw him winning over the demon king of Lanka Ravan and creating the mythological epic Ramayana. Till today India celebrates the birth of their lord with lot of pomp and glory. Ram navami as it is called is the celebration of the birth of Lord Rama. Born with royal parents like King Dasaratha and Queen Kausalya, Ram in Hindu belief is said to be the seventh incarnation of the Indian God Lord Vishnu. Then Lord Rama got married to Goddess Sita and this was on the Panchami day. Navami which is the ninth day on the month of the Chaitra as per the Hindu calendar is the day Rama was born and is celebrated as Ram navami. Many Indian states have nine days of Ram navami. This period is known as the “Sri  [...]


When stars twinkle during the day – Diwali
September 21, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
When stars twinkle during the day – Diwali
Whenever you feel you have to see stars during day, then just wait for the one Indian festival Diwali. This festival is so important for all the religions in India that come October and November the whole of the country gets ready to celebrate one of the grandest festivals ever in this part of the world. For the Hindus, the festival signifies a lot of activities that are done together traditionally. For the Jains, the festival of Diwali is the time of getting salvation. It is believed that the Jain guru Mahavira attained enlightenment at this time. The Sikhs celebrate Diwali as the freedom day of Guru Hargobind who saved around 52 kings from the captivity of the Mughal Emperor. Across the world, the festival is celebrated in the countries of Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Guyana, Mauritius, Trinidad  [...]


When Celebrations are Tenfold – Dussehra
September 19, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
When Celebrations are Tenfold – Dussehra
So Navrathri is round the corner and you would certainly be getting ready to get involved with all the fun, enjoyment, and celebrations that are related to it. Come the month of September and India is agog with activity and entertaining activities. Indians indulge themselves in lot of festivities and the festive mood is what energizes them to carry on with the day to day activities at other times. Festivals are the way they take a break from their monotonous life and get to meet friends, relatives and enjoy with their near and dear ones. Dussehra is one such festival which the Indians celebrate with a lot of enthusiasm and happiness. Occurring normally in the Hindu month of Ashvin, that would be around September or October of the Gregorian calendar, this festival signifies the triumph of good  [...]


When the Pot Overflows
September 16, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
When the Pot Overflows
If you happen to be in the southern part of India in the month of January or February then be prepared to see the spectacle of your life as it is that time of the year when the pot spills over. The Pot? Yes, Pongal the festival is a harvest festival where they boil milk in a pot and let it spill over. This boiling of milk in the pot signifies inviting a lot of financial and material wealth in the house. It also indirectly is a silent token of gratitude offered to the Indian sun God for all the material wealth he gives us and for taking care of the farms and fields thus making a good harvest. Occurring on 13th January, the Pongal festival is a very important festival in Tamil Nadu in India. People here donate their first grain to the Sun god. The Pongal day starts with the month of Thai which  [...]


Numero Uno – Travel Tips
September 14, 2011 | Travel Tips | No Comment
Numero Uno – Travel Tips
It is not always that you are a part of a group while on a tour. There are so many instances when you are all on your own.  You could have gone to that small office conference and then decided to take a tour of the place you have landed in. Single women traveling is quite common today and it is a good idea to know when you are alone or numero uno then there are certain points that you should remember. For example always have a copy of your important documents in your hand bag. While you are on a tour or visiting a place alone, then remember that is not advisable to keep all the money in the same bag. Spread it around, put a little in your carry bay a little in your suitcase a little in your purse etc. Old lipstick carriers are always good storehouses of anything that you need to keep that  [...]


Pedalled Pleasures
September 12, 2011 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Pedalled Pleasures
Isn’t it a good idea to do something different that normally others won’t? For example how would a biking tour appeal to you? Intrigued? Then let us see which some good bike tours in India are. The Little Tibet Ride This ride passing through Manali, Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur is a wonderful experience. July to September is the ideal time to go on a bike tour to this part of India. It would take you around 21 days so be ready with that much time. You would start the bike tour at New Delhi, the historical city and the Indian capital. There are guides who would escort you to the hotel. After a short sightseeing experience and after this you would be taken to Manali, the pristine hill station near Delhi. The biking tour has various legs. The first one is from Manali to Marhi and covers a distance  [...]


Get wet and wild the Indian way
September 9, 2011 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Get wet and wild the Indian way
How many times have you wished that you should let yourself loose and go wild and crazy? It is not often that we get a chance to do something like this so while in India make sure you go to the best adventure travels and experience the best of exciting destinations. There are many adventure destinations in India, but the following six adventure travel spots would give you the best time ever. Ladakh With its Buddhist monasteries, grand ranges of mountains, and dry terrain, Ladakh offers to the tourist what any other adventure place couldn’t offer. A pristine locale and adventure and excitement guaranteed, this pace has lovely treks organized with a lot of Para gliding activities for the more adventurous. Lehn in Ladakh is a popular adventure spot and do visit this place and experience the  [...]


H for Honeymoon T for Tips? Some honeymoon tips
September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips | No Comment
H for Honeymoon T for Tips? Some honeymoon tips
So why the honeymoon? In the age of jet set quick matches, and compatibility it is an age of quick honeymoon plans too. The togetherness quotient is so much that the need for a honeymoon is reduced now and people no longer look forward to being together in a faraway place. It has become a way of life for them. Yet if you really plan your honeymoon well it surely would be a nice way to spend time together. So how do you make your honeymoon worthwhile?Let us know some of the honeymoon ideasPlan and Plan wellIt is better to decide on the destination and plan the honeymoon well rather than try to surf something on the Internet and try to surprise your spouse. You, your partner and the travel agent should sit together and try to work something feasible. Then the vacation would lead to some lovely  [...]