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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Celebrations In Bangkok

Posted on November 11, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

Bangkok, the city of angels, have many social scenes there are many festivals and events going on in some or other part of the city throughtout the city. Few of such festivals and events include Bangkok Songkran Festival(Thai New Year), Christmas, Royal Ploughing Ceremony, H.M. The Queen’s Birthday Celebration, Trooping of the Colours, H.M. The King’s Birthday Celebrations, New Year’s Dayangkok, Fringe Festival, Makha Puja, International Kite Festival, songkran festivalInternational Bangkok Motor Show, Bangkok International Book Fair, Asarnha Puja Day/Khao Phansa Day, Bangkok International Film Festival, Yaowarat Food Festival, Chulalongkorn Day, Bangkok Marathon.

Celebrated during 13-15 April Songkran is celebrated in Bangkok. It is also known as Thai New Year. During this festival the Buddha idols are water sprinkled. This is a public holiday the Thai’s pay respect to their parents and elders. The tourist will definitely enjoy this festival. Keep looking forward for the traditional water throwing. Everything from a small sprinkle, or a polite splash or an aimed bucket-full of water you can be a target of any of these. It is the most welcomed solution for the soaring hot temperature. Also known as water festival, it’s a traditional Thai festival.

Christmas in Thailand is really a big business. During this time the economy is at its best. The hotels are mostly fully occupied. The malls dazzling with lights are filled with the visitors. Eating, Shopping and enjoying themselves is on everybody’s priority list. But the most exotic thing you will find in Bangkok during Christmas is the Christmas lightning. Lamp poles, Buildings, bridges, trees and sometimes even tuk-tuks and food stalls are decorated with colorful, twinkling lights.

To honor Her Majesty Queen Sirikit her birthday is celebrated by the people of Bangkok on 12 August. To show her majesty their love, respect and loyalty the locals clean and decorate their house and public buildings.

The most beloved and deeply respected monarch H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose the world’s longest reigning monarch, is respected by all the Thai’s, be it old man or young everyone loves him. Celebrating his royal birthday is a big reason for all his followers to celebrate. The locals clean and decorate their house and public buildings to show their respect and faith to H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

royal ploughing ceremonyMakha Puja is the holy Buddhist day. During this festival candlelit ceremonies take place for various day and night mostly across all Temples around the city.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony is celebrated in the month of May which marks the start of the rice-growing season. Conducted at Sanam Luang, Royal Ploughing Ceremony is the ancient traditional ritual. Re-introduced in 1960 by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej it is considered as the official start for the rice-growing season.

International Kite Festival usually takes place between March and April.

It is celebrated by the flying and fighting of kites. Various demonstrations are shown using the kites.

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