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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Best Island Hideaways

Posted on October 23, 2009 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment

Excursions to islands have always been a distinct, and if I would express it in a crystal-clear manner then ‘exceptional’ is the word that fits appropriately. The idea of soaking solitude in deserted islands or being encircled by a body of water prompts pleasant feelings. Whatever the conditions may be, the idea of getting in fantasy lands is simply too fascinating as if all our dreams are embracing us. The idea of stranded in dreamland brings a halt to the routine fast pacer life.

However, the retreats that I have mentioned in my list have passed the criteria of being a distinct entity and rendering some thing unusual from the common clutters. Passing through eeriest forests of Thailand’s Phuket to the end of Mauna Kea in Maui, these islands are different from your usual ‘soaking under the sun’ phenomenon. So, pack your bags and head with me to these super-charged electrifying havens.

1. Big Island, Hawaii

Big Island is a tremendous retreat with odds and ends huddled in it, ranging from rough deserts, sands of different colors, and thick rainforests. This island is beyond the standard tropical spots. Tourist can indulge in their favorite acts, be it enjoying solitude under the sun or playing golf in the large island course. For grabbing the special experience, hike over the top of Mauna Kea, a quiescent volcano that makes one of Earth’s clear visible spots and affords vistas of scenery and the blue skies.

Big Island, Hawaii2. Fraser Island, Australia

Travelers get in Fraser Island to grab nature’s spectacular views and not essentially for soaking its luxuries. To explore the island, rent 4WD vehicle to grab views of the magnificent rainforests where you can spot Australia’s wild dogs and dingoes walking around leisurely. Also, this land shelters exotic wildlife like more than 230 species of birds.

Fraser Island3. Sicily, Italy

Sicily, a jaw-dropping retreat that prompts exciting expressions automatically, firstly it is the largest island in the Mediterranean. And secondly, it offers varied forms of architecture, designs and awe-gaping sceneries. All these presentations are mind-boggling. This land boasts shades of historic societies ranging from Africa to Asia to Europe as each one has ruled it at certain point of time which can be seen in the land and language. Altogether in Sicily lies a distinct, some sort its own world.

weather sicily4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The exquisite charm of Bora Bora lies in its tranquil ambiance. Gaze the soothing view of sun setting over the island’s twin volcanic peaks, Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Pahia. Explore the island by catching a bicycle ride and soaking the serene ambiance that reclines in every nook and corner of the island. The serene atmosphere can be attributed to its sweet and innocent set of small populace. Bora Bora is tagged as “The most beautiful island in the World” and makes a perfect location for ideal couples.

5. Seychelles, Africa

This is a chic and classy spot that shelters mellow waters and top-notch resorts. One can grab the pleasure of fine dining as the land is enriched with exotic restaurants. Seychelles Mahe Island lives its tag of ‘Paradise on Earth’ as there are no tropical storms to perturb the rare wildlife.

seychelles6. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is an ecstatic destination which shelters three distinct islands namely Thirasia, Aspronisi and Thira. The largest and the stunning midst the three is Thira. What adds glamour to Thira is the scenic village placed on the western tip of the island overlooking the sea. The village forms a postcard-picture view, thanks to the bright and multi-colored houses and their blue rooftops.

7. Maui, Hawaii

Maui’s special golf courses are the eye-balls grabber. Players of different level arrive in Maui to display there vibrant talent, while they come for enjoying scenic delights. Not only this, it affords stunning hiking trails which forms an enthralling treat for the adventure-enthusiasts. It is a virtual paradise as it presents legendary artifacts at the Bailey House Museum and Hawaiian religious shrines. Indeed, Maui possesses something for everyone.

8. Phuket, Thailand

Tucked at the Southwestern part of Thailand, Phuket is an island that entirely depends on tourism as it is a source of income. One can explore the land easily as guided tours assist visitors by lessons on land’s culture and provide guided elephant treks for exploring the wilderness. If you wish to discover the land in your way, then head in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park which offers 5-miles long trail to view the rainforests.

phuket thailand 9. Mauritius, Africa

This spectacular fantasy offers a fusion of great sites and flavors. Though the country’s official language is English, you may commonly hear the locals conversing in Creole or French. The striking attraction of Mauritius lies in its scenic beauty; here you will get to view authentic tropical retreat.

10. Bermuda, The Caribbean

Unlike depiction of huge chunk of land that is printed on world maps, Bermuda is formed by pieces of tiny islands. Stroll beneath the popular natural arches where large formations of limestone have been created due to erosion.

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