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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Eight magnificence of over the top festivals and celebrations
May 1, 2010 | Festivals | No Comment
Eight magnificence of over the top festivals and celebrations
Life is beautiful and for making life more of merry we people do is celebrate! Have festivals and special occasions or mark such days which have importance may be for historical significance or may be geographical significance or personal significance human just need a reason to get together and just have fun, entertain themselves and feel happy by boozing, dancing and singing. We just love to rave and make raucous for the name of being happy for some event. Anyways this makes life more beautiful and fun to live. Listing down below are such celebrations and festivals which if given an opportunity you must go for- to get enthralled and regaled in merriment. Naadam Festival in the Ulaanbaatar of the Mongolia From the time when reign of the invader Genghis Kahn, Mongolians have adhere intensely  [...]


Tuareg Festival: Feast, Fest and grains of sand
April 15, 2010 | Festivals | 2 Comments
Tuareg Festival: Feast, Fest and grains of sand
Celebrations could be from just lightening candles in Christmas to having rave madness in Rio’s carnival. If there is something which is beyond any taboos and norms is the way man can celebrate. And man does it. Man can celebrate anything, any ways and any where. Even if it means in middle of some desert where the temperatures are of scorching heat and speckles of sand in your eyes. And such is the celebration of Tuareg Festival which has been happening each spring, from last three years, in the hot desert of Sahara. It’s just two hours drive in north of Agadez, Niger, that’s actually in middle of desert- the Sahara. The Niger’s national government along with the local Tuareg tribal people organizes this Festival Tuareg. What’s that making it so exciting that you come from half way  [...]


Burning Man Festival 2010
April 5, 2010 | Festivals | 9 Comments
Burning Man Festival 2010
The much liked and famous festival of Nevada, where over 48,000 people come together to celebrate, is again around the corner. It’s starting from August 30 to September 6, 2010. Burning Man is held every year on the Nevada Playa called Black Rock Desert. People who have been to the burning man have had totally different experience. The visitors said they have been transformed and found meaning to their life. As it said that, it is an end and new start to the journey of Burning Man. In order to understand the festival, you need to visit and participate in it. While being there, you will realize you are building a new community and your contribution to it is as important as anyone. You will be motivated to survive. Exposed to the 107 degree of heat and within few minutes your body will start  [...]


Mardi Gras – Hope of Light for New Orleans
April 1, 2010 | Festivals | 10 Comments
Mardi Gras – Hope of Light for New Orleans
The best time to spend in enjoying Mardi Gras in News Orleans is not in French Quarters but outside it, in the Neighborhoods where it is local. Standing at an intersection in New Orleans, I felt that I was in amidst the mirrors of fun house. In front of was a blue-skinned Vishnu, which is a Hindu God, pointing me the right direction by his eel like arms and behind was standing a rooster crow, when I turned around I noticed his beak to be of gold and cockscomb of blood-red in color. Above against the blue sky, one cannot overlook the people suspended on the balconies of wrought-iron fluttering their arms like sparrows. Then there was a dragon ride with a masked women, I guess so, on it. I wonder is this Mardi Gras? It seems like a complete different place to be. The parade, Bourbon Street Mardi  [...]


Never-Ending Fun of Rio carnival
March 29, 2010 | Festivals | 14 Comments
Never-Ending Fun of Rio carnival
Rio Carnival of 2010 was once more rocking Brazil in all its hysterical and outrageous glory. The carnival dates back to 1723 and, like Mardi Gras Carnival, it is also a pre-Lent party, planned to enjoy fully before 40 days of abstinence and sacrifice.  This year’s party kicked of on the 13th of February onwards. Despite the roasting heat (106 Fahrenheit on Tuesday), revelers, and dancers put on an impressive show. And for 2011 year, the rehearsals and booking of the tickets for the Rio Carnival have already begun. Rio carnival is not only famous in Brazil but all over the world. People from all over the world come here to participate in its glamorous parades and events which are promising and full of excitement. Even though the festival is celebrated throughout the villages and towns of  [...]


Chinese New Year in Hong Kong
March 26, 2010 | Festivals | 10 Comments
Chinese New Year in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, Chinese New Year is the most awaited as well as enthusiastically anticipated festival. It’s a very special festival for close ones, families, friends to meet and exchange gifts and have meal together. Chinese New Year is celebrated for the forthcoming arrival of spring as it is considered to be a new start. Traditionally it was celebrated to resolve old debts and gifts in small red covers with money or stuff are given to the children so they have a good start of year. Hong Kong celebrated the New Year with enthusiasm and ostentatious collection of events, celebrations, and ceremonies. It’s the most important festival that is celebrated on the Hong Kong Island which includes fireworks, artistic and cultural performance, firecrackers, dragon dances, and several rows of foods  [...]


10 Wild Festivals for Wild People Around the World
February 1, 2010 | Festivals , Top 10 | 17 Comments
10 Wild Festivals for Wild People Around the World
People are sick of traveling to same, dull destination over and over again. It’s time to ditch your regular vacation and indulge in some fun activities that takes place around the world. Choose your pick. Rank 10 – All-star Fiesta in Cancun, Mexico More than anything else, you will notice bare flesh. This is admittedly the best place if you are looking for some booze and boobs. Some of the few popular events that take place here are eye-popping fashion shows, celebrity basketball and record-releases. This is a five-day haven for people seeking fun and wild things. And there are over 10,000 people who indulge in this event every year. If this event entices you, log on to www.allstarfiesta.com Rank 9 – Fantasy Fest in Key West, USA Youk will immediately tag other fests as ‘innocent’  [...]


Rio de Janeiro Carnival Special Events
December 8, 2009 | Festivals | No Comment
Rio de Janeiro Carnival Special Events
Carnival in Rio The city is renowned worldwide for its carnival festival and it is celebrated in the month of February and continues for three days. During the festival, music, parades and dance shows are organized and samba remains an essential factor of the celebrations. New Year The last day of year is also celebrated with fun and many music and dance performances takes place. The locals come together on Copacabana Beach to greet a new year. Bonfire Festival Takes place in the month of June and celebrated in Schools, churches, squares and other public places. Independence Day of Brazil Celebrated to remember the day when Brazil got independence and during the day, many cultural programs are organized. Christmas The day is also celebrated in a full swing. St Sebastian Takes place in the  [...]


Celebrate Halloween In The Top Spots In U.S.
November 4, 2009 | Festivals | No Comment
Celebrate Halloween In The Top Spots In  U.S.
While the Halloween festival has come so close, time seems to be rushing from hands as if sand, so have you planned an idyllic destination to make your Halloween an unforgettable affair? If the answer is no, then make sure that you chose one spot where the Halloween party is enjoyed to the fullest and to a never-ending spirit. Not every city or town will make as some of them keep Halloween a low-key affair and limited for the locals. While there are some other destinations which celebrate Halloween grandly inside the city or some keep it too wild for appealing to the cosmopolitan preferences. Check the top Halloween destinations ahead, book your tours at any one of your taste, carry your gorgeous costumes and make your Halloween a memorabilia. 1. Anoka, Minnesota Several years back, I got an  [...]


The Best Festivals Of The World
September 30, 2009 | Festivals | One Comment
The Best Festivals Of The World
If you are looking for a change in your daily schedule and frequent repeated holidays then why not try something new this time, give your family a greater experience of their lifetime by letting them enjoy different festivities celebrated in different countries. The world is a cosmopolitan place to live in, people from different castes, creed, religions, genres live in harmony, based on their cultures and traditions they celebrate their yearly events in the form of festivals which go on to become world class events. These festivals have their own importance in terms of its culture and civilization, the practice of celebrating a particular event has been in existence for some hundreds or perhaps may be thousands of years in some cases, so why not enjoy and experience these age old celebrations  [...]


Places For Celebrating New Years Party
September 30, 2009 | Festivals | No Comment
Places For Celebrating New Years Party
Each year brings in new excitement and enthusiasm and every year is greeted with great fun and galore, people all around start planning for their dream new year destination much before the month December sets in and yet some are those who keep lurking till the end and at the last spur of moment decide on anything whatever that comes on their way! But why not make your new year this time a little better and memorable by visiting good places on earth instead of spending your time at discotheques or clubs. I am going to share some of the best destinations to visit this new year, bring in a smile on the face of your loved ones by surprising them with your vacation plans this new year, make the most of the place you are in and cherish it forever in your memory for the lifetime. Visit the best and  [...]