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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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  [...]


Natural Wonders
July 14, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Natural Wonders
Waterfalls are known to be the most amazing and the most exciting places on the earth. They are the most adventurous places on the planet. The waterfalls are splendid and offer 'breathtaking” sites and astounding beauty to see. Though the waterfalls have been regarded as the most beautiful place on the world, yet there are some waterfalls which have earned the reputation of being the most damgerous and the most deadly ones. The Howick Falls in South Africa is known to be the most deadly and the most dangerous fall in the world. The fall is about 95 m tall and is famously referred by the Zulu people as the “Place of the Tall One”. This waterfall is believed to have recoreded around 40 deaths most of them being suicides and accidents, but murders have been listed here also. Despite the  [...]


A Pun on Sinkholes?
June 7, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
A Pun on Sinkholes?
The recent giant sinkhole that opened beneath the Guatemala City’s downtown over the weekend is all in rage right now. The only controversy in the entire scenario is that it isn’t a sinkhole, though it’s claimed to be.  The supposed sinkhole is 100 foot deep, and 66 foot side circular chasm. Geologists refer to this as a “piping feature” and claim that it is wrong to call it a sinkhole. Sinkholes refer to areas where bedrock is solid but has been sucked away by groundwater, which forms a geological “Swiss cheese” whose contours are nearly impossible to predict. I have written about sinkholes a  few days back. (http://www.travel-worth.net/diving-into-the-sinkholes.html) The situation with Guatemala is that the lion’s share of the city is built on pumice fill of ash flows made  [...]


Diving into the Sinkholes
May 24, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Diving into the Sinkholes
It’s a same thing every time when you start thinking about a place to visit during the vacations. What about packing your bags and making your way into the unknown. Not many of us are ready to make way into the unknown, but this experience will surely get you some remarkable memories that you may cherish for lifetime. If you are not aware of, a sinkhole is a natural depression or a hole caused by the removal of the Earth’s surface. What remains only, is air. This happens due to the removal of soil, bedrock, or sometimes both, by water. It may vary in size, which can be from less than a meter to several hundreds of meters. Florida is a destination where you can avail the maximum number of sinkholes. They are an obvious feature of the Karst topography in Florida. The sinkholes provide a  [...]


Ephemeral magnum opus of nature
April 26, 2010 | Adventure Travel | One Comment
Ephemeral magnum opus of nature
Nature, environment, habitat all these words are synonyms to each other. And not any one person on earth you will find who doesn’t love to gape at beauty of nature. And people travel far and wide as bad packer or in luxurious cruise, yacht, helicopters etc to see the absolutely amazing beauty of nature. Nature’s beauty like Niagara falls, or Great Barrier Reef, Belize Blue Hole, Cliffs of Moher, Hopewell Rocks are all there, available for your eyes to see any time of the rear, though these wonders of nature are facing threats from human and natural calamities. Listing down below are such Ephemeral magnum opus of nature which gives us fleeting glimpse, once seen, it will be like memory carved on stone for you. These places or sights are absolutely amazing which gives you such beautiful and  [...]


Experience Top 5 mountain climbing without a porter
April 8, 2010 | Adventure Travel | 7 Comments
Experience Top 5 mountain climbing without a porter
Climbing with porters is not that much adventurous, when you give your burden to someone else. To be honest am against this, hiring of porter while you climb, that is because most of the time we under pay to these porters. Also what is the meaning of mountain climbing without you taking on your back your heavy rucksack! Listings below are those mountains which don’t require much of expertise in climbing and definitely can be done, without a porter. Where you can pick up your own burden and just go climbing. Mount Olympus, Greece This is some sought of magical, isn’t it! Something about Zeus and Haedes, you shall be rubbing your hiking boots with gods when you ascend the Greece’s highest mountain, the legendary domicile of all the Olympian gods. Mt Olympus still flakes in worshippers of  [...]


Top 10 Scuba Diving Sites Around The World
December 18, 2009 | Adventure Travel , Top 10 | One Comment
Top 10 Scuba Diving Sites Around The World
Scuba Diving is the most extraordinary thing to do, while one is chilling-out at any tropical island. Diving beneath the land, where the life is only dependent on water is a wonderful place to be in. Being there denotes being wet, experiencing a state of mildness and tranquility and exploring vast coral reefs swarmed with marine life and plants. Below, one comes across a new world and a new habitation that is breathing life. Also, one gets to experience varied colorful facets of multi-faceted nature. So, whether you are on a lookout for a vibrant start or on a search for moving to new places, I have compiled a list which encompasses top sites for diving allover the world. The Blue Hole Snuggling in Belize, The Blue Hole is the most popular dive site across the world. Actually, Jacques Cousteau  [...]