Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are among the most beautiful islands in the world, not only from the point of view of geographical beauty and position, but also from the point of view of plant and animal diversity. The biodiversity of this region of the world is known to be unlike most others in the world and the land is said to be blessed with amongst the most amazing plant, animal and mineral wealth on the planet. However, in recent times, all these natural possessions seem to be fighting a losing war against the exploits of man. Continue reading “Galapagos Islands” »

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Potala Palace: Former home of Dalai Lama

Nestled in the capital of Tibet, the Potala Palace is the historical landmark as well as the greatest monument. The white-shimmering palace soars upon the Marpo Ri hill that is believed to be sacred because of a holy cave where Bodhisattva Chenresi (Avilokiteshvara – bodhisattva of compassion) used to dwell. Further, the name ‘Potala’ comes from Mt. Potala of south India, which is the legendary mountain dwelling of the Bodhisattva. Some 50 years ago, this edifice of 1648 functioned as the main residence of the Dalai Lama. However, after a failed uprising in 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama escaped to Dharamsala in India. Currently, the Potala Palace is now the site of a state museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ as per Good Morning America (show) and USA Today (newspaper). Continue reading “Potala Palace: Former home of Dalai Lama” »

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Lake Baikal: Pearl of Siberia

Nestled in south-east Siberia, Lake Baikal is a marveling blue freshwater lake that is the deepest on the planet besides being the largest fresh water reservoir. Among the tourists, it is known for its distinct water clarity as well as and diversity of flora and fauna. One more significance is that Lake Baikal is the vital sacred site for the Asians who pray to the lake and have faith in its power. This is evident via its coastal unique carvings as well as sections of the ritual buildings. I would recommend visiting this freshwater pool while you are in a Trans-Siberian train. Rather than sitting in for six days for Moscow, get down at Irkutsk from where it is easy to reach the lake. Continue reading “Lake Baikal: Pearl of Siberia” »

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Lake Titicaca: Scenically sacred

If you are planning to take a tour of Peru or Bolivia, do not come back without exploring the Lake Titicaca. Situated on the edge of Copacabana, this shimmering water body is famous among the backpackers for its blue charm. In addition, it is also one of the deepest, largest, and highest lakes on the globe. Not only from the tourist point of view, but Lake Titicaca also holds significance from the religious viewpoint. It is thought to be the birthplace of God Viracoca who emerged from the waters so that he could make life on Earth as per the Incan mythology. The religious significance becomes evident if you get a chance to a large temple that was recently spotted below the waters invoking many speculations. Continue reading “Lake Titicaca: Scenically sacred” »

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale showcases the natural beauty of the Turkish south west. The name Pamukkale translates to “Cotton Fortress” or “Cotton Castle” in English. The city is 15kms north of Denizli and excursions from Marmaris to Pamukkale takes at least two hours. The city is famous for its natural mineral rich spas. Pamukkale is a part of Hierapolis. Continue reading “Pamukkale” »

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Top 5 Things To Do In Key West – A Quick Glance

Key West, Florida is the southernmost city in US that features the perfect blend of cultural influences. Its colourful history is packed with amazing tales of prosperity, poverty, death as well as rebirth. The island is mainly known for its beautiful sunsets and becomes the highlight for tourists from all across the globe. A lot of famous writers have called Key West as their home like Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and others. The island still attracts a lot of artists with its great Bohemian atmosphere. Continue reading “Top 5 Things To Do In Key West – A Quick Glance” »

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Edmonton, Canada

In size, Edmonton, Canada is among the largest cities in the world. The city is also a destination that is rising in popularity, as it has a huge deal of potential as a holiday spot for all age groups as well as type of travelers. The city has a good number of museums, parks, culture sites and a number of other attractions. Continue reading “Edmonton, Canada” »

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Vietnam – Village Charm

Vietnam is among the most loved travel destinations with discerning travelers from all over the world. The island is known all over the world for its combination of amazing natural beauty as well as the charms of village life. Continue reading “Vietnam – Village Charm” »

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Happening places to see in Lyon

Fun and thrill never sets at Lyon. If you are planning a trip to Lyon, then you should definitely go to some happening destinations like Parc de la Tete d’Or (Golden head park), Jardin botanique de Lyon, Maison des canuts and Theatres Romains de Fourviere. Situated in east-central France, Lyon is truly a rejuvenating city where you can explore everything right from museums, parks, gardens, food courts as well as scenic hills. Come; let’s take a glance at some of the happening destinations in Lyon which are truly inspiring and worth visiting. Continue reading “Happening places to see in Lyon” »

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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves is the most famous complex of lime stone caves in the whole of Australia. It is located in the south west of the town of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. This is located to the west of Sydney. The entire complex comes under a heritage site known as the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Site. Continue reading “Jenolan Caves” »

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Big Sur, California

California’s Big Sur is one location that seems to have everything a discerning traveler could ever want. From nature, to culture, to activities, to superb entertainment and nightlife to shopping, there is no dearth of quality in the location at all. There are a huge number of things to do and see at the island. There are a great number of attractions, and make sure you make a fixed travel itinerary that will let you enjoy the best experience of the Big Sur region. Continue reading “Big Sur, California” »

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Great vacation in Great Barrier Reef

Australia is definitely an amazing place to go for vacations and one such exciting and great places for vacation is in the Great Barrier Reef. The destination is ideal for families, couples and people who want to spend their time being a beach backpacker. Beach addicts this is one of the best places to be. Well if you looking for comforts and luxury, then there are luxurious beach resorts which are close by to the reef. Continue reading “Great vacation in Great Barrier Reef” »

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