Seen as a country of snake charmers, magicians and
naked fakirs India has for centuries intrigued the outsiders. Subject of much
conquest, the Golden Bird has a torturous history, the invasions and occupation
has left an indelible but colorful mark in the countries tapestry.
It is no more somebody’s cup of imagination the
country is on road to fast progress and becoming an economic super power. But
the exotic remains now mingled with ultra modern surprising the inquisitive
visitors. Side by side luxury sedans and bullock carts roll in India’s busy
streets. A jet flies overhead a cluster laid back villages still stuck to their
India is a land of delight and despair and both make
the tourists exult in bewilderment. The diversity is mind boggling and so is
harmony in existence. India changes every short distance people, landscape,
dialect, ethnicity and color. The landmark culture is ancient going back to
five thousand years. The subsequent development of fine arts, performing arts,
rites and rituals and classical music is a testimony to the age of India.
The state rejoices in colorful festivities, rituals
and ceremonies – religious and social. The colors have a profound effect upon
the visitors and coupled with the sights and smells India appears an amazing
pool of exotic. Indians have faith in spirituality an amalgamation of inner
self with external World. Religion dominates in all colors of identity an
expression of free belief and practice is evident in public life in this highly
The jewels of India are Taj Mahal, Tiger and Temples
the very hallmark essence of a bewildering cultural pot pouri. The mainstay of
tourism in India is cultural tours but nevertheless wildlife is essential to
traveling in India. Hence tiger tourism is one way of realizing this diverse
country. Tiger …
The idea of
traveling through time is one which is natural to our modern sensibilities.
While there is some debate as to how possible such an exercise may be, most
everyone at least acknowledges it as a popular concept in fictional literature.
However the idea
of time travel as a plot possibility is one which is not found much in human
culture throughout the ages. We have a few ancient stories that have a rough
inclination towards traveling forward in time, but there are no recorded
mentions of even a vague idea of backward time travel found in any written form
until at least the 1700’s.
One of the
earliest mentions we have of time travel at all comes from an ancient Hindu
text called the Mahabharatha. This story dates back to around 700 BCE – 300 CE
and involves King Revaita traveling to heaven to meet Brahma. Upon returning
home he finds that several hundred years have passed.
In 720 CE we see
the tale of Urashima Taro described in the Nihongi, which describes the
adventure of a fisherman who travels to an undersea palace for three days. When
he returns home he finds that 300 years have actually passed, and his house has
collapsed and his family has all passed and everything he owned in life is
gone. This is quite similar to Washington Irving’s story Rip Van Winkle.
A more modern
version of the time travel story comes from Louis-Sebastien Mercien’s book
“The Year 2440, A Dream If Ever There Were One”. This extremely
popular book depicts the tale of a man who has a fight with a philosopher
friend of his about the problems with Parisian society. He then falls asleep,
and when he awakes he is in a Paris of the future. While the story …
One of the best parts
of traveling is the chance to try a variety of different styles and tastes of
food. It can also be the worst thing when your stomach rolls over and you are
away from home at the mercy of a foreign bed or worst yet sleeping bag. There are
some good advice and tips out there to allow you to enjoy foreign foods but do
it with a minimal chance of getting sick.
Avoid Fruits that do not Have to be Peeled
While your first
thought is to grab fresh foods such as vegetables and fruits, this tends to be
the first way to get sick. Lettuce is extremely hard to clean well at
restaurants unless it has been cooked first. Fruits also tend to not be cleaned
as well as they should, so avoid ones that do not have to be peeled. Fruits
such as oranges or bananas are good ones to pick up and eat however cooking any
of them in some fashion is the best choice and is highly advisable. Also only
drink from bottled products, these typically have a much higher standard than
most other drinks from reputable companies.
Avoid Food that may be Holding for a Few Days
If you want to eat
“street” food which is found at vendors around busy areas of high
tourist areas, talk with locals and look for busy vendors. These tend to have a
high turnover rate meaning their food comes in daily and you can be sure you’re
not getting leftovers. Slower vendors may be holding food for a few days to
help save money.
Bring some Stomach Settling Medication
If you are still
worried about food poisoning, try and bring some stomach settling medication.
But only use it as a last resort as …
Ecuadorian government declared the Galapagos Islands as a national park in
1959, which provides fantastic opportunities for tourists to see nature in its
most original places. These small equatorial islands have become extraordinary
because this is where Charles Darwin found evidence to prove his theory of
Evolution. Some of the rarest, endangered and unique wildlife in the world
today makes it home to him, these islands now play an important role in helping
us understand how our planet develops.
The Galapagos Islands are excellent as extraordinary
vacation destinations for nature lovers and naturalists, which allow you to
come face to face with nature. The animals are not afraid of humans and in fact,
are more curious to see their visitors who are often fascinated by these
islands. Located about 1000 km from Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, this volcanic
island chain consists of more than 123 islands and islands.
An interesting aspect of the Galapagos is that these islands
were never part of the mainland,
which formed more than four million years ago. Rather they were formed by marine volcanoes erupting and rising
to the surface of the water. A relatively young archipelago in terms of how old
the earth is, the Galapagos today sits apart as a distinct World Heritage Site.
Galapagos was used as a prison colony for many years and officially claimed by Ecuador in
by 1934 the importance of these islands was recognized and they have declared
wildlife sanctuaries. The
Charles Darwin Research Station was set up on Isla Santa Cruz after it was made a national park and
began to extensively investigate and research the giant Galapagos Tortoises.
The national park service began operating in 1968 and by 1986 the government
gave the islands increased protection …
Anna Maria Island is now regarded as one of the most
beautiful islands in the world. Found in Florida’s west coast, part of Florida’s Gulf Islands, Anna Maria
encapsulates everything that makes an Island, paradise. Average temperatures of
86F/26C, beautiful beaches, clear blue skies and seas, a laid back attitude and
an array of eateries and restaurants ? an eclectic mix of places to eat, with
fine dining, home cooking, quirky settings and waterfront locations that will
leave you breathless!
We have picked out our Top 5 Places to Eat on Anna Maria
Your Own Anna Maria Rental Home!
Anna Maria Island is home to some of the most fantastic
vacation rentals in Florida, and none are more spectacular than those on the
beachfront or overlooking the waters of the many bays and canals. Anna Maria
Island showcases some of the most beautiful and dramatic sunsets across the
Gulf of Mexico, so a private and intimate dinner, with front row seats every
night, has to be regarded as one of the best restaurant settings, if not for
the views alone. But, the Island also has a selection of first-class private
chefs and/or caterers that will come to your Anna Maria rental home and cook a
menu of your choice for you to enjoy with any number of guests. Or, if you
prefer to do it yourself, the historic Anna Maria General Store, the only
independent retailer on the Island, has everything you need to cater for
yourself in your Anna Maria rental home. They also have the most delicious homemade
cakes and cookies and will make deliveries if you just cannot tear yourself
away from that view!
The Beach Bistro
The Beach Bistro first opened its doors in 1985 and since
then has continued to receive heaps of …
Who would have imagined that Mongolia would
feature one of the world’s best eco-adventure lodges? Indeed, this is the case
at Three Camel Lodge, where comfort and eco-tourism come together in one of the
world’s top ten adventure lodges.
Set on the edge of the Gobi Desert in the Gobi
Gurvansaickhan National Park, Three Camel Lodge is the ideal starting point for
adventuring Mongolia’s diverse terrain. Nestled in the foothills of the
Gobi-Attai Mountains, this 50 acre wilderness outpost serves as a perfect base
for desert exploration. The vast and fascinating landscape of the Gobi Desert,
with its red rock cliffs, lush valleys and towering sand dunes is best negotiated
by foot, on horseback, camelback and kayak with superb expedition options on
Desert wildlife – hares, hedgehogs and
numerous species of birds traverse the camp’s grounds. Ancient petroglyphs
depicting antelopes, sheep, ibex and wolves are a short walk away. Camel treks
through sand dunes and forests to explore the Gobi’s diverse ecosystems are one
among many adventures affording the opportunity to view local wildlife.
Horseback riding through the vast desert plains of the Gorkhi-Terelj National
Park, where brown bears and numerous birds roam under an infinite blue sky,
will lead to the legendary Gunjin Buddhist Temple.
Multi-activity expeditions include kayaking on
Lake Hovsgol, then continuing along ancient tea trade routes on a double-humped
back camel. Four-wheel drives, horse treks and mountain biking to remote
canyons, mountain springs and verdant valleys are part and parcel of the myriad
adventures on offer, while overnight tented expeditions are ideal for
experiencing the Gobi’s unique wilderness. Closer to camp, the brilliant red
rocks of the Flaming Cliffs hold the mysteries of ancient dinosaur fossils to
be excavated. And for those wanting a taste of the Gobi, hands-on cooking
classes are offered.
Built with …
Adventure Travel Costa Rica
adrenaline junkies, there are several destinations in the Caribbean that will
be “must visit” destinations. Adventures range from zip lining
through the rainforest canopy to caving through miles of underground tunnels
and caverns to rock climbing on vertical rock faces surrounded by jungle. And
if that’s not enough to keep you going, what about some of the most challenging
hiking and mountain biking, white water rafting and river kayaking, and scuba
diving in wrecks, through undersea caves, down vertical coral faces and amidst
volcanic ruins and landscapes?
Rica. A country that is covered almost entirely in rainforest with many zip
line adventures, challenging caving with qualified guides and hiking on rugged
mountains through virgin rainforest.
A very mountainous rugged country comprised of several volcanoes, one of the
highest fresh water lakes in the world, a boiling lake and hiking with
qualified guides that will challenge even the fittest and most accomplished of
hikers. Explore Morne Diablotins (4747 ft) on a multi-day hike not for the
feint of heart. Scuba dive on volcanic landscapes in the Scotts Head Marine
A well known and popular destination for beaches, but the island is also home
to white water rafting expeditions, caving, hiking and mountain biking that
will satisfy the cravings of even the most avid adventure tourist. Explore the
mountains of Cockpit Country, mountain bike in the Blue Mountains, caving trips
to the Deeside Roaring River Cave at certain times of the year only if you pass
the physical requirements and restrictions, or explore the more accessible
An oft forgotten country when it comes to adventure, but Guyana is home to some
of the largest and wildest rivers in the world. Multi and single day hiking and
wildlife watching …
travel destination in southeast asiaTo say you have visited this or that beautiful locale suggests, yes you have a reasonable quantity of disposable earnings and based on the location, lots of it. Then there are these who wait to travel in their later years following they have achieved success” in their various pursuits of life since they finally have time for it. Travel is then deemed a rite of passage and one thing you deserve following all that tough operate and little ones you’ve raised. You’ll probably see Koh Samui on very a few lists of “most affordable location wedding areas” as the exchange rate is 1 dollar to about 32 Thai Baht. The resorts and hotels are comparatively inexpensive, which opens you up to a variety of possibilities. You can pick family members-friendly resorts, boutique resorts or anything quirky in the three-, 4- and 5-star variety. Koh Samui also gives resorts with semi-private beaches, if privacy is essential for you. There are Koh Samui beach wedding packages that have every thing is taken care of for you , not such as airline costs to get there. It starts at roughly THB 50,000 Divide that by 30 and you’ll see why it is economical to have a wedding here.
According to most folks, the greatest skiing destinations and ski resorts lie in the Eastern element of France. This is not truly surprising because this portion of France has been chosen to host the initial Olympic Winter Games in 1924. Since then, this has grow to be the best draw for French Alps ski holidays. This element of France does not only offer you the best ski slopes and the ideal mountain getaway, but the best ski resorts that are more than equipped to meet the skiing requirements of skilled skiers, …
Travel to India – Satisfying Your Thirst to Explore
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- Adventure Sports Tour : In true sense India is heaven for many who have considered trying their hands on some adventure sports
- Skiing, desert safari, river rafting, trekking, climbing, mountaineering, etc
- are couple of the most famous adventure activities that India tourism purports to its guest
- The Great Himalayan region in India has tremendous adventure sports possibilities in case you love thrilling and nerve chilling adventure
- Few of the world renowned trekking routes in India include Garhwal, Sikkim, Ladakh and
When traveling in South Dakota
you will find wide open spaces. Adventure can still be found when traveling
through the badlands and you will come out safe and sound unlike the old days.
There are many beautiful rock formations both above and underground. You can
stand on the ground of Custer’s last stand and have an understanding of the
history of our country.
There is a reason all the
bikers visit Spearhead each year you will find the drive wide open and
beautiful. The scenic highway through Spearhead Canyon is one that is not to be
missed when visiting South Dakota winding along the byway you will see
wildlife, scenic vistas and develop a love of the land.
Big Stone Island is a
wilderness area in the Big Stone Lake Area you can only get to the island by
boat or canoe. You will find a hundred acres island that has been visited for
centuries. You will be able to wander the shores of the island and it will take
you to a simpler time.
If you looking for a less
traveled area to explore and spend a little down time you will want to visit
Custer State Park. This park is just outside of the Black Hills so if you have
always wanted to see Mount Rushmore it is just a quick trip.
Custer State Park offers the
Needles Highway for viewing the geography and Wildlife Loop Road for viewing
buffalo, antelope, mountain goat and other wildlife found in the area. You can
hike the area on many of the hiking trails and take in the clean air beautiful
terrain and recharge your batteries.
While you are seeking an
adventure above ground there are geological wonders below ground as well. South
Dakota has two underground caves that are worth …