Visit Vrindavan and Relive the Childhood of Lord Krishna
September 28, 2013 – 1:22 am | No Comment
  Vrindavan is a fascinating travel destination, 50 kilometers from the historic Taj Mahal, and a city revered by millions for being the place where Lord Krishna spent his early childhood and romanced his beloved Radha. Vrindavan is a city of chaos, as tourists from all over the world come here to explore and rejoice in the land of love and romance and the best way to explore this city is on  [...]

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Prague travel: Fascinating architectural journey Prague travel: Fascinating architectural journey
If you want to explore some of the most heroic pages of Europe’s history book, then Prague travel is a must! Especially, those who love exhilarating history as well as gorgeous architectural feats, Prague is just ideal for them. It is certainly not something to be surprised that why Prague is among the premier tourist destinations in Europe, which does not know to look back in terms of tourism and attractions. At first, you might be obscured by congested traffic as well as crowd of tourists; but this will be soon replaced by stunning sights to see and thrilling things to do. And yes, you’ll be ensured of cheaper spends and local ambience. Prague enjoys warm, but showery summers and snowy winters. A pleasant Prague travel is recommended from May to September. Start your trip by visiting  [...]


Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul
December 30, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul
Nestled by the side of the European coast of the Bosphorus Strait, the Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most prestigious imperial structures of the 19th century. It is an apt icon of the splendor as well as the extravagance of the Ottoman Empire. Previously, the site of the Dolmabahce Palace was a bay, which as reclaimed for designing an imperial garden with some famous pavilions called the Besiktas Waterfront Palace complex for the Ottoman sultans. By the way, ‘Dolmabahce’ in Turkish language means ‘Filled Garden’. This palace has all those features that a Sultan requires – big and extravagant, 285 rooms, several big salons, 46 halls, a Bohemian glass chandelier, 600 oil paintings, 6 baths (hamam), 68 toilets, and coastal facade. Considering the Ottoman royal palaces in the world,  [...]


Dragsholm Slot: Most haunted castle of Denmark
December 20, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Dragsholm Slot: Most haunted castle of Denmark
Also known as the Dragsholm Castle, the Dragsholm Slot is among the most popular castles of Denmark. Although it is a celebrated hotel, the castle is more known for its eerie spirits due to which it is among the most ghostly castles in Europe. Nestled in the wonderful countryside of Odsherred, Dragsholm Slot is one of the most ancient castles in the country. Today, it is functioning not only as a hotel, but also as a restaurant, museum, and as the venue of several meetings, parties, and conferences. It is very surprising that how a haunted caste plays a role in all these services. But, believe it or not; this is true! Since over 800 years, Dragsholm Slot has played many different roles such as originally a palace and then a medieval castle. Today, it is a baroque style hotel showing that the  [...]


Ancient Athens: Historic itinerary of 3 days
November 29, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Ancient Athens: Historic itinerary of 3 days
Welcome to the 3000-year-old city! Is there anyone who does not know about this legendary Greek city? Well, the ancient Athens does not leave any room for the answer to be ‘no’. If you Visit Athens, you will realize that this town is the home of contradictions that fascinates as well as resists people. However, the most admirable feature of Ancient Athens is its assorted scenery that has emerged from the miscellaneous cultures populating and invading the city throughout its chaotic past. And yes, the presence of preserved Ancient Athens does not mean that the city has not progressed to modernization. The biggest evidence for this is the hosting of the 2004 Olympics here. Today, Athens anticipates you with masses of tourists, abundant noise, and sandy streets; but the museums and the ancient  [...]


Alhambra Palace: Full of Surprises
November 25, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Alhambra Palace: Full of Surprises
Alhambra Palace has served as a citadel and fortress. It was home to the Nasrid Sultans, officials of the government, court servants, and respected soldiers belonging to the Nasrid Dynasty. The dynasty was in power from 1238 to 1492. The dynasty was the ultimate   Islamic sultanate situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Alhambra Palace is arguably one of the most beautiful Islamic structures along with Mezquita of Cordoba.The Sultans of Nasrid chose Sabika hill as the site for their wonderful court. Alhambra Palace is located in the foothills of Sierra Nevada, along the Granada Plains. Alhambra Palace served as the vantage point for the kingdom. The older buildings belonging to the 13th century were mainly watchtowers. Some of them date back to the 11th century. It has been transformed into a  [...]


Tulum Ruins: Pride of Mexico
November 24, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Tulum Ruins: Pride of Mexico
The fame of Tulum rests on its unique location. It is situated on a bluff that faces the sun. Tourists get a spectacular view of the Caribbean Islands. Tulum literally means ‘wall’ in Mayan culture. The city got its name because it was predominantly a walled city. There are not many structures that can compete with Tulum.Research indicates that Tulum ruins were previously known as Zama or ‘dawn’. Its location makes the title apt. The city got the name Tulum following the exploration work of Stephens and Catherwood in the year 1841. This happened just prior to the Caste War in 1847. Both explorers ordered clearing of trees. Catherwood also made several illustrations of temples. These were later published in the book entitled Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. The actual discovery of Tulum  [...]


Templo Mayor: A Classic Temple
November 19, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Templo Mayor: A Classic Temple
Templo Mayor or Great Temple is a temple belonging to Aztec times. It was discovered recently in the heart of present-day Mexico City. It was constructed in the fourteenth century to honor the Aztec gods of war and water. According to sources belonging to the Aztec era, the current spot was chosen for the temple’s construction because an eagle was perched on top of a cactus plant. It was seen devouring a snake. This was seen as fulfillment of a prophecy. Templo Mayor’s construction began in 1325 AD. During the next two centuries, the temple was expanded. During the Spanish Conquest of 1521, the structure became a focal point for the religious lives of nearly 300,000 individuals. The Spaniards destroyed the Templo Mayor completely during their conquest of Tenochtitlan. The site seemed to  [...]


Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Pure Delight
November 18, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Pure Delight
Hagia Sophia of Constantinople is also known as the Church of Holy Wisdom. Hagia Sophia is a former church belonging to the Byzantine era. It served as an Ottoman mosque in the city of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is presently a museum. It is considered as one of the fine monuments in the world. Presently, the original Hagia Sophia is completely destroyed. Constantine the Great undertook the construction of this monument in the fourth century. Constantine served as the first, Catholic emperor. He founded the city of Constantinople. He called this city ‘new Rome’. Hagia Sophia of Constantinople is a premier church, located in an important city. When the church was eventually destroyed, the emperor’s son, Constantius, and the then emperor Theodosius, undertook the construction of a second one.  [...]


Mohenjo Daro: The rich Indus Valley civilization
November 17, 2010 | Historic Destination | One Comment
Mohenjo Daro: The rich Indus Valley civilization
Exactly meaning the Mound of the Dead, Mohenjo Daro refers to an ancient civilization that once was the pride of the Indus valley. However, even today this lost city of the Indus valley is continuing to be the most visited site in Pakistan for two reasons – archaeology and tourism. Also known as the Ancient Indus Valley Metropolis, the Mohenjo Daro civilization is now in ruins, but is designated as a World Heritage site. We all have read about it in our history books, but what is more interesting about it is the fact that it is among the largest city-settlements adorning the Sindh Province in Pakistan. The archaeologists are of the opinion that the Mohenjo Daro civilization was set in 2600 BCE and that it was considered as among the early urban communities on the planet. As per the excavation,  [...]


The Machu Picchu doppelganger
September 4, 2010 | Historic Destination | 5 Comments
The Machu Picchu doppelganger
If you were to talk about Peru and lost civilizations that are visited by people the world over, the first name mentioned by anyone worth the stamp on their passport is that of Machu Picchu. The tragedy, however, is that no one knows of the “other” Machu Picchu that far many hikers are now preferring. We are talking about Choquequirao, literally meaning “The Cradle of Gold” and this is a trail that is wild and feral, untamed by time and loved by hikers for its remoteness and distance from the commercialism and popularity of Machu Picchu, its more celebrated cousin. Located in Southern Peru, this Incan city’s remoteness is its strength as the few that do make it here are treated to a world trapped in time and far from the madding crowd. In structure and style, it bears a markedly  [...]


Machu Picchu Peru: Lost into the world of beauty Machu Picchu Peru: Lost into the world of beauty
Reach to the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu, which is in Peru and get fascinated with the alarming beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You would have never seen a beauty filled with greenery and ruins, making Machu Picchu one of the most stimulating destinations on the planet. So get prepared to embark on a virtual tour that offers activities and spectacular views and scenery all over the sight. Machu Picchu has a height of 7,000 feet above the sea level and is situated on the small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range. From the top of the hill, you can take breathtaking glimpses of the majestic city. The wonder Machu Picchu boasts the glory of vicalamba Valley that lies at a distance of 80 kilometres towards the northwest of Cuzco. From this site, the Urubamba River could be  [...]