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  • 5 Perfect Weekend Getaways Aro 5 Perfect Weekend Getaways Around Delhi

    • From: kamleshnayaltmi
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      As the name itself suggests, weekend getaway happens to be a breather from work at the end of the week. It can be elaborated as short respites that help you regaining the spirit and unwinding yourself with no responsibilities and discipline. If you are a Delhi-based traveler and looks forward to a much awaited weekend getaway, you have too many options in your plate. Being centrally located, the capital city offers you an array of choices with ample of wildlife sanctuaries, heritage sites, hill stations and offbeat destinations, and that too all within 3-8 hours drive.

      For everyone seeking a perfect break from scheduled life, short weekend trip is your pick. To mention, below are a few of the special destinations that offer you memorable moments.

      Bhimtal

      Route: Delhi - Moradabad - Haldwani – Bhimtal

      Named after the Mahabharata character- Bhima, Bhimtal is one of the largest lakes around Nainital. Having an island in the center, it can only be approached by a boat and has a proper restaurant area. It also boasts of much cleaner environ and treats you with gaggle of ducks! Talking about the recreation, one can do boating at the lake witnessing the large Victorian dam at one corner and terraced flower on the other side. Exploring the surrounding jungle on foot is also a great option offering you utmost adventure and thrill. Next to the dam, positioned is the Bhimkeshwar temple dedicated to Bhim.

      Godhakhal Temple is again 3 km from Bhimtal. Another interesting stopover is The Museum of Folk Culture (Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya) exhibiting collections of folk paintings and ancient wooden artifacts. Bhimtal is undoubtedly an enthralling off beat destination both for the family and corporate travelers.

      Places of interest: Bhimtal lake, Naukuchiatal, Nainital, Mukteshwar.

      Kasauli                                                                                                                                 

      Route: Delhi - Karnal - Panchkula - Kalka - Kasauli

      De facto, you have chosen to visit Kasauli for its tranquility and serenity. To be clear, there is practically no such activity to do in Kasauli. If you need escapade from technology and machine-lifestyle, then the only best thing you can do there is to go for long hand-in-hand walks admiring the Mother Nature in its best form and shape. To catch the dazzle of the river Sutlej, Dauladhar range and Chur Chandini peak you need to wait for a clear day. April and June bring wild blooms and their amazing aroma. Wild rose, rhododendrons, coral tree, flame of the forest, katchnar and kashmal add on to the temptation that the place throws at you. During the monsoons, pave the way for romantic moments if you are here!

      Jaipur

      Route: Delhi - Dharuhera - Behror - Kotputli - Shahpura - Jaipur

      Located in the desert land of the royal Rajasthan, Jaipur is the first planned city of India. The architecture of the state capital gives you a taste of Rajputana clan, however presently it serves as one of the major business centers nationwide. The vibrant streets of Jaipur get huge number of visitors, every year at their footsteps. The city exemplifies magnificence in the form of famous structures like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort, the best architectural epitome of India. Artistic temples and gardens of Jaipur is another feature to attract travelers from across the globe. Marking the surroundings with serenity and aestheticism, the land of Rajasthan observes its ethnicity in celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many others, of Indian origin.

      Places of interest- Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar(Observatory), City Palace and S.M.S. II Museum, Ishwat Lat, Central Museum, Dolls Museum, Birla Planetarium, Jalmahal, Gaitor, Jaigarh Forth, Nahargarh Fort, Galta, Motidoongari, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Maharani Ki Chhatri, Sisodia Rani Garden, Vidhyadhar Garden, Kanak Vrindavan, Amer

      Corbett

      Route: Delhi – Hapur Byepass - Gajraula - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar - Corbett

      Established as the first national park of India, on 6th August 1936, it was renamed in 1957 as Corbett National Park, in memory of Jim Corbett, the iconic hunter and naturalist. Along with the launch of Project Tiger in 1973, the Corbett National Park was picked as one of the well known tiger reserves. Being a milestone in the efforts in saving wildlife, Corbett is exclusively one of the country’s most eclectic, quaint and widely acclaimed National Parks.

      Being India's most popular wildlife sanctuary, Corbett has the highest density of tigers in India. Other animals comprise of the leopard, elephant, jungle cat, bear, wild boar, sambhar, hog deer, barking deer. Relaxing in the sun on the banks of the Ramganga, you can find the slender snouted gharial and the ferocious crocodile.

      Mussoorie

      Route: Delhi - Meerut - Khatauli - Muzzafarnagar - Roorkee - Dehradun – Mussoorie

      Mountain mist, ancient architecture, the fragrance of flowers and streams transport you to the romantic times, long ago. Mussoorie, fondly famous as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ showcases the breathtaking view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glistening views of the Doon Valley and Haridwar to the south. The town takes you to the fairyland!! The scenic beauty offers you enchanting pine covered hill slopes and snow capped mountains, leaving a lifetime impression in your eyes and on your mind.

      Sightseeing: Bhadraj Temple, Camel's Back Road, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Surkhanda Devi, Dhanolti.

      Now, after being through the above article, choose the best weekend tour from Delhi when you plan your next short trip. Weekend getaways around Delhi are opted keeping the driving distance in consideration.

       

      Choose the most suitable one and Laze Around the next weekend!!

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  • Profile Profile

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      Guinea Foul at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, CapeTown SA.

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  • What are the Places to visit i What are the Places to visit in Paris

    • From: EveParis
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      Paris one of the most romantic cities in the world has been luring people across the world with its historical charms .The great structures built depicts the engineering prowess of French. The beautiful city of the world is divided into 20 Arrondissements for administrative convenience. The famous destinations in Paris, Eiffel towers, louvre museum, Notre Dame, Pantheon … are situated in the first eight arrondisements of the city.

      People visit the city of lights, for its artistic and historical attractions and come back again and again because one can never seem to take it all in. Whether you wish to visit the Paris city for the art galleries, beautiful gardens, or to take a boat cruise down the Seine River, you will never be disappointed. With the major development in the tourism sector, Paris apartment vacation rentals have become the best accommodation centres in the tourism industry.

      Many people may not be able to afford to stay in the five star hotels or some luxurious hotels. But with luxury Paris vacation rentals, everyone who loves visiting new places can afford easily.

      The top best places to be seen in Paris are :

      Eiffel Tower

      The Eiffel Tower - an iconic structure of the world in Paris can be seen from any corner of the city. Make sure to visit this tower if you are in Paris. Originally the tallest structure in the world the Eiffel Tower stands 1063 feet (or 324 meters) tall, built between 1887 and 1889. It isn't simply just a building in Paris, France, it depicts the French artistic talent. Frequently throughout history, some of the best artists in the world are French. Getting into Paris apartment vacation rentals to visit Paris makes you feel like a Parisian.

      Lourve

      The Louvre art museum in 1st Arrondissement of Paris city is the most attractive tourist location and worlds largest museum with a collection of thousands of objects. The museum contains a rare collection of world class art forms. Initially, it was a fortress built for protecting Paris from external threat in 12th century A.D. by King Philippe Auguste. Later, with major reconstructions carried out by subsequent kings, it was modified to a luxurious palace. After the French revolution in 1793 the Palace was renovated to the museum and made open to public.

      The museum displays world famous artist Leonardo DA Vinci’s "Mona Lisa” can be viewed just staying a close to the museum in Paris apartment rental vacations. The pyramid glass structure stands in the courtyard was built in 1988 as part of the renovation plan Grand Lourve started in 1983. The historical significance of the museum have had always been a favorite destination for art lovers and tourists around the world. It is estimated that around 8 million people visit the museum every year.

      Arc De Triumphe

      Arc De Triumph commemorates war heroes of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806. Unfortunately the work was halted due to invasion and unusual circumstances. Inside the walls of this historical monument 555 military general names are inscribed who died in Napoleon and French wars. This historic centre in 1st Arrondisement communicates the struggle and heroic efforts of French soldiers with the visitors.

      Less Halles

      Less Halles traditional market served the needs of trade for more than 800 years in Paris, was dismantled due to over congestion in the city. To fill the gap created by the central market and avoid the congestion Forum des Halles a huge shopping mall was built with the underground Chatelet - Les Halles, metro station. The shopping mall opening area has a hallow garden with sculptures, fountains and Mosaic art forms which acts a tourist and shopping place for the new visitors. Over seven hundred thousand, commute through this metro station.

      Tuileries Garden

      Tuileries Garden the most famous and old gardens of France, where most of Parisians visit with their families to spend their leisure time in the evenings. This garden was built in 1564, but was made open to public in 1667 and after French revolution it was declared as a public park.

      Chateau of Versailles

      The Palace of Versailles known as Château de Versailles was built under many kings reign, the famous Louis Xiv has showed much interest in it. The great piece of architecture and brilliant interior designing, with 700 rooms, 1250 fireplaces, 67 staircases, 2000 windows and 1800 acres of beautiful gardens this seems like a heaven on earth. Once the home to the King which was converted into the museum. Restrooms are available for tourists, if not you can look for luxurious Paris vacation rentals where you can enjoy the feel of being locals and experience the taste of famous French dishes.

      Notre Dame Cathedral

      Notre Dame Cathedral a fine example of gothic architecture. It is one of the most awe inspiring sites in Europe with its stained glass, statues, dramatic towers, and spire to be found in the heart of Paris city itself. It took over hundred years to complete construction of the Cathedral. It is one of the famous religious centres in Paris.

      Musee D'Orsay

      The famous Musee D'Orsay developed from a railway station in Paris was opened to the public from 1986. Now it is the repository of paintings and famous artworks. There are around 1000 pieces of art in its collection and 12000 photographs on display. Luxurious Paris vacation rentals near the museum saves your journey time allows you to see arts from the nouveau era and slightly and many art forms.

      To visit the best places in the romantic city of France one need not spend much money on costly five star hotels. One can easily visit all the place by staying in luxurious Paris vacation rentals, which gives the great experience to mingle with the local culture and taste.

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  • Twilight in Victoria Twilight in Victoria

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Harbor views Harbor views

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Harbor eatery Harbor eatery

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • A glimpse of the Empress Hotel A glimpse of the Empress Hotel

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Beautiful flowers everywhere Beautiful flowers everywhere

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Downtown Victoria Downtown Victoria

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Harbor seals at Fisherman's Wh Harbor seals at Fisherman's Wharf

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      Victoria, British Columbia is a photographers dream. The city is laden with beautiful flowers, interesting buildings and harborside photo opportunities. Butchart Gardens is a must for any Victoria vacationer, as is the Royal British Museum and just hanging out at the waterfront. A nice little taste of England on this side of the pond.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      One of several topiaries hidden within the gardens. Many people walk right by this without even noticing it. Don't know how many are actually there.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Just one of the foot paths within the gardens. With a staff of 70 gardens the gardens are virtually always blooming.

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  • Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens

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      Ross Fountain, a syncronized fountain at the bottom of the former limestone quarry.

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