Croatia: A Classic Destination To Visit
April 2, 2014 – 4:06 am | No Comment
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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The Foochow Festival at China
January 6, 2014 | Festivals | No Comment
The Foochow Festival at China
The Foochow Festival at China In the Southern province of Fukien and Kwangtung, China, and if you are an avid kite flyer, there is an amazing kite flying competition held every year and a must visit destination for kite enthusiasts. At the Foochow Kite Festival, the kites displayed are immense mean machines with greatest ingenuity of design and heavens are flooded with thousands of colourful kites and are launched by men from the roof top of their homes or work places, and at times standing on the edge of a wall or a stool to get their kites flying once the breeze settles and gains steadiness. Offensive action is acceptable to beat the rivals and some of the strings used are sharp and cut the other kites with intensity and also inflict injuries to the rival, and the conflict in the sky  [...]


Desirable Destinations in Delhi
December 24, 2012 | Festivals , Historic Destination | No Comment
Desirable Destinations in Delhi
Delhi- the historic city of India has an ancient history manifested in the landmarks and memorials and gives a testimony to the present history. Delhi has something for everyone that is reflected in the cosmopolitan culture that nurtures all festivals from all faiths, castes and religions as well as places of worship. This is also reflected in the market place, or dhaabas (street side restaurants) or the gorgeous five star hotels. Theatre, drama, entertainment of all sorts and for the lovers of history, Delhi is a sheer delight. You may visit the India gate, 42 meter high, standing high, free standing arch, which has earned the title of India Gate. Historic Destination Luytens designed and built this marvel in the year 1931. It was originally called all India war memorials in memory of  [...]


Overwhelming Experience At The Ladakh Music Festival
December 3, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Overwhelming Experience At The Ladakh Music Festival
Ladakh, the crown of India, creates magic every year when the Ladakh music festival is held here. The percussion heavy four day music festival held every year is an unforgettable experience. The music festival starts under the unconditional climate like sandstorms, rains, chilling cold, but the show goes on with tremendous good spirit, fuelled by warm Ladakhi hospitality and hot yak butter tea. The rains is so rare in Ladakh that it is considered a lucky omen if it rains during this significant festival. The Ladakh music festival apart from the musical performances by artists from all over the world also has a healing camp. The festival kick starts with the procession by the Buddhists monks and the atmosphere at the festival is bonhomie with impromptu performances taking place across the  [...]


Yuru Kabgyat Festival in Ladakh tours
May 25, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Yuru Kabgyat Festival in Ladakh tours
Ladakh is a traveler's paradise and any travel enthusiasts dream come true. While on Ladakh tours, a traveler is sure to come across the various customs and traditions of this place and totally get mesmerized with the unique lifestyle and habits that dominate their life. There are many festivals that are celebrated in Ladakh and the Yuru Kabgyat festival is one such festival held in the months of July and August. This is an important festival for all the Buddhists and sees a lot of participation of Buddhist monks from across the world. So one can see monks from Tibet, Korea, China and Japan come to this region of Ladakh at Lamayuru and participate in the Yuru Kabgyat festival. In one of those Ladakh tours if you happen to be in Leh during these months, then the festival is a must see  [...]


All that you wanted to know about Easter
May 7, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
All that you wanted to know about Easter
Easter is the religious celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This is the oldest festival of the Christians and is a holy day for them. It is believed that Easter gets its name from Eastre or Easter which is the name of a Teutonic Goddess of Dawn .There was a festival that was celebrated every year on the first day of the season of spring in the northern hemisphere. But there are many others who say that the word Easter comes from the word east which is the direction where the sun rises. The Germans call the Easter as Ostern. Easter is normally celebrated on the first Sunday that comes after the first full moon of the vernal equinox. It is said in the gospels that the death of Christ and the resurrection took place during the time of the Passover and during the time  [...]


The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
May 4, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is a great event that is celebrated to encourage creativity. Earlier known as the International Advertising Festival, this is a world event which is celebrated for those who are working in the advertising and other such fields. This is a seven day event and it incorporates some of the most encouraging talents in the world. It awards the Lion Awards annually in the Palais de Festivals et des Congress in Cannes in France. In the year 2011, the festival was held from June 19 to June 25 and is scheduled to be held in the month of June from June 17 to June 23 in the year 2012. It is called the worlds' biggest advertising festival and this yearly event attracts many representatives from across the world and become a part of the festival to experience the  [...]


Festive Experiences at the Dragon Boat Festival
May 2, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Festive Experiences at the Dragon Boat Festival
Come to China and enjoy the pleasures of the Dragon Boat Festival which takes place in the province of Hunan in China on the fifth day of the fifth Lunar month. This is also called the Duanwu and falls on June 23 in the year 2012. There are many places to see this festival and the best ones are the River Mi Lo along the River Yangstze. Come here and see the lovely procession of drums as all the locals gather with a lot of drum beating and also with many boats which are decorated well and are seen floating here. With lot of food and zongzi dumplings, aka hsiung huang the local wine is very common here. The Dragon Boat Race is a very exciting experience with the winning team hanging from the Dragon Head on their boat and grabbing the victory flag. The celebrations go on till late into the  [...]


Arattupuzha Pooram Pleasures in Temple Tours in Kerala
April 30, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Arattupuzha Pooram Pleasures in Temple Tours in Kerala
The very popular Ayappa temple at Arattupuzha is around 14 kms from the town of Thrissur in God's own country Kerala. This is also the place where the very famous Arattupuzha Pooram is celebrated on a grand scale in the month of March or April every year. Coinciding with the Malayalam month of Meenam, this is a famous festival with many elephants participating in it. The festival is mainly made up of coloured umbrellas and lovely spectacles and enthralls the devotees totally. It is the oldest kind of spectacle amongst the Kerala Pooram festivals. It is said that this is the day when there were a hundreds of Gods and Goddesses who visited the Sree Ayappa temple in ARattupuzha. There were instruments like nadaswaram, panchavadhyam, pandimelam and pacharimelam which added to this visit. Thus on  [...]


Chaitra Navratri 2012 Celebrations
April 2, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Chaitra Navratri 2012 Celebrations
Chaitra Navratri begins in the first day in the Indian month of Chaitra and ends with the celebrations of Sri Rama Navami which is the ninth day of the month. This is also called the Vasant Navratras or the Basant Navratri, or the Spring Navratri or the Ram Navami. The word Navratri means nine days in the Sanskrit language and this is a festival of devotion and worship. When the Navratri ends, then it is called the Rama Navratri. The Hindus believe that the first day of the month of Chaitra is the day when Lord Brahma started the creation of earth. So it is also called the Hindu New Year as per the Indian calendars in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. This is a festival that is very popular in the Indian subcontinent and is also celebrated with a lot of fervour in the states of Himachal  [...]


Gudi Padwa celebrations 2012
March 19, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Gudi Padwa celebrations 2012
India is a destination with the most fascinating traditions and the most enthralling cultures. This is a country which has the best travel delights and gives a tourist a plethora of festivals, habits and occasions to take back with him. This land of ancient traditions is a place to be in just to see the colourful manner in which festivals are celebrated in this land of beautiful hues. One such festival that is greatly and widely awaited and celebrated across the country is the Gudi Padwa. Reminding one of the secular unity that the country has, this is one festival which marks the augment of colourful celebrations and revered offerings. Gudi Padwa this year falls on March 23 and would once again mark the commencement of the luni solar Hindu calendar yare. Not many Hindus are seen to  [...]


Spread your wings of passion at the Mumbai Bird Race
February 24, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Spread your wings of passion at the Mumbai Bird Race
Get geared to participate in the eight Mumbai Bird Race, which is going to be held on February 26, 2012. Initiated in the year 2005, the Mumbai Bird  Race has picked up a lot of momentum and interest and today is no less than a festival celebrated in the month of February. Spread over 10 cities in the Indian subcontinent, the Bird Race has been already given the status of a great festive event and the response has been overwhelmingly positive and stupendous. In fact the bird watching world is agog with this unique event held especially for all the avifauna lovers. So come February 26, and all bird lovers who have given an amazing response to this event would scan the areas of Powai, Airoli, Mulund, Thane, Bhandup, Alibaug, Navi Mumbai, Karnala and Tungareshwar in a race that would be held  [...]