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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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  • Jewish Museums of North Americ Jewish Museums of North America

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      The Jewish population of the United States stands at barely 3% of America's total residents but the community has been an intergral part of the American landscape since Colonial times. Throughout the country museums, small and large, exist which attest to the unique role that Jews see for themselves in America and their commitment to their heritage.

      Wherever I travel I try to search out Jewish museums. Every region gives its own flavor to the American Jewish experience and by observing them I enjoy the opportunity to see the American Jewish world in all is diversity.

      Jewish Museum of Oregon

      In the mid-1800s the German Jewish immigration to American began to gain momentum. Most of these immigrants settled along the East Coast but some adventurous pioneers moved westward. In 1849  two German Jewish immigrants traveled to Oregon and settled in the frontier town of Portland. By 1853 enough additional Jewish men had arrived in the town to create the need for a boardinghouse for Jewish bachelors and  the Jewish community continued to expand.

       

      Today Portland has a vibrant Jewish community. The Jewish Museum of Oregon traces the Jewish presence in the northeast with a wide range of exhibits that help you appreciate the sacrifices that the early Jewish settlers made to come and live in the Pacific Northwest. The museum houses a large archive that contains documents, photos and artifacts that document the Jewish immigration and settlement in the region. You can also listen to some of the old-timers whose memories are recorded via the museum's  oral history program.  

       

      Modern Portland Jewish history is on display via temporary exhibits which display Judaica and elements of Jewish culture and tradition. These exhibits are not necessarily unique to Oregon, but their inclusion in the museum ensures that the exhibits meet the needs of present-day visitors for Jewish information. Films, concerts and lectures are scheduled throughout the year -- the website provides information about these events.

       

       

      Jewish Museum of Charleston

      It may seem incongruous to have a full-blown, high quality Jewish museum in a city with a miniscule Jewish population but 200 years ago there were more Jews in Charleston than in almost any other American colony. Charleston is the historical home of one of North America's first Jewish communities. The Charter of South Carolina, written in 1669, granted liberty of conscience to all residents, specifically noting "Jews, heathens, and dissenters." Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch Jews saw Charleston as a haven where they could  live freely as Jews. Charleston was a center of Jewish life until well into the 20th century and a congregation still remains.

       

      The Jewish Museum of Charleston displays a wide range of exhibits that explore Jewish culture, showing how Jews celebrated and commemorated holidays and rituals hundreds of years ago till today. The museum's permanent exhibition -- Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey examines the Jewish experience of the last 4000 years as it is perceived through various art forms. The display area presents a diverse collection of archaeological objects, ceremonial implements, photographs, videos and interactive media that offers an overview of the American Jewish experience.

       

      The museum is located in the Kahal Kadosh synagogue. Kahal Kadosh was built in 1749 to serve the Sephardic (Spanish and Portuguese) Jews. It became one of America's first Reform Temples when the changing demographics of the Charleston Jewish community created a need for change in the mid 1800s.  The Museum traces the history of this evolution as well as of the Reform reinterpretation of Jewish traditions, the interaction of Jewish community of Charleston with other cultures and the impact that these historical events have had on American Jewish life.

       

      Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

      There are Holocaust Museums all over the world but the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, located in Atlanta Georgia, tells the story of the Holocaust by exploring the lives of over 400 survivors who made their way to Georgia and Alabama after the war.

       

      Using documents, photos and biographical details of the survivors the museum demonstrates the progression of the Holocaust years, starting with the persecutions and moving on to the ghettos, the concentration camps and, for very few, final freedom.

       

      Holocaust survivors that made their way to the southern United States have become successful and valued members of their communities. These people gave their time, money and memories to  the museum to contribute to Holocaust education in their community. Probably the most moving part of the museum involved the survivors' stories which personalized the exhibit in a way that photos and documents can never achieve. The Breman museum adds a great deal to the public's knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust.

        

      Milken Archives of Jewish Music

      The Los Angeles-based Milken Archives of Jewish Music was created by the Milken Foundation as a resource through which the history and the evolution of American Jewry can be traced by examining Jewish American liturgy and music. Beginning with data that documents the 17th century Sephardic Jews who arrived from Brazil, the Archive documents the unique songs and chants that are associated with American Jewish history.

       

      The first Jews in America were of Spanish and Portuguese origin. After they escaped the Inquisition they moved to Holland and from Holland they joined the expeditions to the New World. When Portugal conquered Brazil from Holland and brought the Inquisition to South America the Jews fled northward to the new American colonies. They brought their Iberian traditions and Sephardic culture with them and early American Jewish worship was characterized by Sephardic melodies and liturgy.

       

      German Jews began to immigrate to America in the mid-1800s. Some synagogues incorporated the new German customs, including those of the German-based Reform denomination, into their services. By the late 1800s a great immigration that would eventually encompass over 2 million Eastern European Jews was underway -- this wave laid the groundwork for an American Jewish community that, until today, is mostly Ashkanazic. The Milken Archives has created recordings that trace each of these groups through their prayers, especially Ashkanazi cantorial music. As a researcher who is interested in American Jewish history, I found numerous helpful resources and materials available at the Archives. The Archives also offer these resources online.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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  • Top 5 Indian National Parks wi Top 5 Indian National Parks with a Unique Tale

    • From: tanmaysharma1980
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      Painted in the colors of biodiversity, the Indian National Parks are counted amongst best destinations for sighting different species of wild beings. Be it the mountains of the north or the wetlands of the south, there stands a well maintained national park in every corner of India. The icing to the cake is that every national park of India has something special that entices the wildlife buffs from far and wide. Penning down the unique selling points of every national park is an uphill task; therefore, mentioned below are the USPs of the top most visited wildlife destinations of India. Enjoy reading.

       

      Jim Corbett National Park

      Bengal Tiger

      Establishment Year: 1936
      Location:
      Uttarakhand

      The USPs:

      • Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of the Asian Continent.

      The very first thing that everyone should know about the Jim Corbett National Park is that it was the first established national park not only in India, but in Asia. The establishment of this national park could happen only after the contributions made by Edward James Corbett. He was initially a British hunter who shot down many man-eating tigers, but later turned into a conservationist and provided a helping hand in setting up a safe abode for these wild cats.

      • The first reserve under the Project Tiger

      Instigated in the year 1973, Project Tiger is an initiative by the Government of India to save the big cats. The Jim Corbett National Park was the first tiger reserve announced under this project. In fact, it is where the project was launched.

      How to reach

      By Air: Located just 80 kilometers from Corbett, Pratapnagar Airport is the nearest airport to the park. Taxis and cabs are easily available at the airport.

      By Rail: Ramnagar Railway Station is the closest to the Corbett National Park (just 5 kilometers). This station is well connected with major cities and trains are also very frequent.

      By Road: Properly connected with motorable roads, Jim Corbett National Park can be easily reached via cab or bus. One can easily board a bus from ISBT Anand Vihar, New Delhi.

      Where to stay

      Being one of the top visited wildlife destinations, Corbett National Park is facilitated with various accommodation options. Some of the comfortable staycation choices are stated below:

      • Corbett Leela Villas
      • Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort
      • Dhikala Corbett Lodge
      • The Wild Safari Lodge
      • Wild Crest Resort

      These are just a few to name, followed by various other resorts and hotels in Corbett that offer value-for-money hospitality.

      Nearby Attractions

      Besides delving into the wildlife in Corbett, visitors can enjoy other charms as well, like:

      • Kosi River
      • Garjiya Devi Temple
      • Corbett Falls

      Best time to visit

      The gates are open from mid November to June end. However, as Jim Corbett is more famous as a tiger sighting destination, the best time to catch the glimpse of the big cats is March to May.

       

      Kaziranga National Park 

      RhinoRhino

      Establishment Year: 1974
      Location:
      Assam

      The USPs:

      • The Kaziranga National Park boasts off the world’s largest populace of One-Horned Rhinoceros.

      Situated far away from the hustle-bustle of present human life, Kaziranga provides a healthy home to the maximum number of One-Horned Rhinoceros in the world. One-Horned Rhinos are among the endangered wildlife species dwindling gradually. Kaziranga seems to be the last resort for this endangered mammal.

      It is not as easy as a pie to be called as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but Kaziranga National Park made its way to this honor. The park won the title in the year of 1985 as it stood firm on the (ix) and (x) criteria of UNESCO that are stated below:

      (ix) to be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.

      (x) to contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

      • Proximity to The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation (CWRC)

      The Centre of Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation (CWRC) was set up in year 2002, under Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). Established near the Kaziranga National Park, it is the very first rescue and rehab centre for wildlife emergencies in India. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit this centre and witness the widely acclaimed wonderful efforts made by CWRC to help in the conservation of wild beings.

      How to reach

      By Air: There are two airports for reaching the Kaziranga National Park. One is at Guwahati, which is about 211.7 kilometers away and the other one is at Jorhat, which is approx 113 kilometers away from the park. Daily flights are available for both the airports. Upon arrival, tourists can hire a cab or mini bus to reach Kaziranga. 

      By Rail: The nearest railway stations to the park are at Jakhalabandha and Furkating.

      By Bus: Bus and cab facilities are available from Guwahati, a six hour drive and Jorhat, a two hour drive.

      Where to stay

      Some of the best hotels and resorts to stay in Kaziranga National Park are listed below:

      • Wild Grass Lodge
      • Bon Habi Jungle Resort
      • Kaziranga Resort
      • Landmark Woods
      • Aranya Resort

      Top notch amenities and matchless comfort are the main gifts that these hotels render at your disposal.

      Nearby Attractions

      Located near the park is the Karbi Village, which greets visitors warmly. A visit to the village offers tourists a walk amid the lush coffee and rubber plantation.

      Best time to visit

      November to end of April is the best time to visit the Kaziranga National Park.

      Gir National Park

      Asiatic Lion

      Establishment Year: 1965

      Location: Gujarat

      The USPs:

      • The only abode of the Asiatic Lions (Panthera Leo Persica)

      Earlier, the big cats were spread widely in different parts of the globe including Asia Minor and Arabia through Persia to India. Unfortunately, due to reckless hunting, the number of Asiatic Lions witnessed a great turn down. The state became so worst that these cats got listed under the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Thanks to the continuous and effective conservation efforts. Presently, the Asiatic Lions have been set free from this disquietude. It is the Gir Forest National Park that provides a safe abode to the Asiatic Lions. As per the recent census of 2011, the count of big cats at Gir was 411.

      How to Reach

      By Air: The closest airport for reaching Gir is at Keshod (86.2 kilometers away). Daily flights are available from Mumbai to Keshod. Upon arrival, tourists can hire a cab or taxi to Gir.

      By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Junagadh. Trains from Ahmedabad, Rajkot and other major cities arrive here.

      By Road: From Ahmedabad it is 400 kilometers drive via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda. Buses as well, are easily available.

      Where to Stay

      There is a plethora of budget, deluxe and luxury accommodation options in and around the Gir National Park. A few to name:

      •  Lion Safari Camp
      • Sukhsagar Resort
      • The Fern Resort
      • Gir Birding Lodge
      • The Gir Jungle Lodge

      Every hotel is special in itself, but there is one thing in common - ‘warm hospitality’.

      Nearby Attractions

      Along with the Gir National Park, visitors can also explore several other tourist charms located in and around the place. Some of them are stated below:

      ·         Kankai Temple

      ·         Bhimdeval Sun Temple

      ·         Orchards of Kesar Mangoes

      Best Time to Visit

      October to May is the ideal time for visiting the Gir National Park.

       

      Sundarbans National Park

      Sunderban National Park

      Establishment Year: 1984
      Location: West Bengal

      The USPs:

      • Home of the Amphibian Tigers

      Everyone knows that tigers are the beasts of the woods, but in Sundarbans the scene is tad different. The tigers of Sundarbans don’t only rule over the land, but also over the water. They swim and prey on aquatic species, which is not commonly found in most of the tigers.

      • Cossets World’s Largest Mangrove Forests

      The dense mangroves that sway on the wetland of Sundarbans are one of the most productive of all natural ecosystems. Further, this national park cuddles world’s largest cover of mangroves.

      • Stands as the largest tiger reserve of India

      Declared as a tiger reserve in 1973 (which means it was one of the first nine reserves established under Project Tiger), Sundarbans is famous for forming the largest tiger reserve of India.

      Like Kaziranga, Sundarbans National Park is also a part of the coveted list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The park got this title in year 1987.  The criteria under which the park was declared as a World Heritage Site are same as of Kaziranga National Park. Criteria (ix) and (x):

      (ix) to be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.

      (x) to contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

      How to Reach

      By Air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Airport, Kolkata is the nearest airport for reaching the Sundarbans National Park. It is just 140 kilometers.

      By Rail: Located just 29 kilometers from entry gate of the national park, Canning is the nearest railway station.

      By Road: The Park is well connected with Kolkata - Basanti Highway.

      Where to Stay

      Tigers have always been the first love of every wildlife enthusiast and thus, Sundarbans entices huge crowd in every tourist season. Considering the interest of visitors in the park, the authorities established several hotels and resorts in and around Sundarbans, some of them are mentioned below:

      • Sundarbans Mangrove Retreat
      • Sajnekhali Tourist Lodge
      • Sundarbans Tiger Camp

      Offering the best in class comfort is the specialty of these hotels.

      Nearby Attractions

      Besides the big cats, there are various tourist charms to experience while in the Sundarbans National Park. A few of them have been listed below:

      • Sajnekhali Watch Tower
      • Dobanki Watch Tower
      • Sudhanyakhali Watch tower
      • Neti Dhopani Watch Tower
      • Kumirmari Watch Tower
      • Jhingamari Watch Tower
      • Bonnie camp Watch Tower
      • Bhagabatpur Crocodile Park
      • Chargheri Char

      Best Time to Visit

      Though the park remains open throughout the year, wildlife enthusiasts who wish to catch the sight of the amphibian tigers must visit the place between October to April.

       

      Kanha National Park

      Kanha National Park

      Establishment Year: 1955
      Location: Madhya Pradesh

      The USPs:

      • The Land of Mowgli

      The Jungle Book would have been a part of everyone’s childhood, but do you know who played the major part in sketching the Jungle Book? Well, it was the Kanha National Park. The Jungle Book is one of the best selling classics written by Rudyard Kipling, and it was the wilderness of Kanha that helped the book in earning accolades. Be it the devilish Sher Khan (Bengal Tiger), the friendly Baloo (Sloth Bear), the notorious Bandar-log (bunch of monkeys) or the highly concerned Bagheera (Black Panther), all the wild characters were the inhabitants of the Kanha National Park.

      How to Reach

      By Air: Jabalpur and Nagpur are two nearest airports for Kanha National Park. Frequent flights to Nagpur are easily available from any airport across India. On reaching the airport, tourists need to drive to the park.

      By Rail: Similarly, the closest railway stations are also at Jabalpur and Nagpur. Without any hassle, daily trains can be boarded for both of the stations.

      By Road: First, visitors need to reach Jabalpur, Bilaspur or Raipur; thereafter, he or she can hire a bus or cab service to reach the Kanha National Park.

      Where to Stay

      Being the Mowgli Land, the Kanha National Park has always been a major wildlife attraction, alluring tourists from far and wide. Further, to ensure the comfortable stay of visitors amid the wilderness, there are various accommodation options in Kanha, to name a few:

      • Krishna Jungle Resort
      • Royal Tiger Resort
      • Kanha Jungle Lodge
      • The Celebration Van Villas
      • The Wild Chalet Resort

      Serving guests with top notch facilities and warm hospitality is the priority of these hotels.

      Nearby Attractions

      There is no second thought to the fact that the wild beings are the main temptation for the visitors but it’s not just the fauna and flora to be explored. Some other tourist charms in and around the Kanha National Park are:

      ·         Kawardha Palace

      ·         Kanha Museum

      ·         Mandla Fort

      ·         Ramnagar Fort

      Best Time to Visit

      The park remains open from October to June, but the ideal time for sighting tigers in Kanha is March to May.

       

      These were some of the most famous national parks of India along with their Unique Selling Points. Hope you had a wonderful reading experience. If you wish to know more about these parks, it’s better to plan a tour to the Indian National Parks.

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  • National Park Safari Experienc National Park Safari Experiences within Sri Lanka

    • From: tailormadeholidays
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      Sri Lanka has a beautifully diverse environment, with landscapes of rolling green hills, tea plantations, sandy coastlines and jungle roaming with wild life. It’s in this way that Sri Lanka holidays can provide a variety of experiences to tourists, with a choice in locations depending on holiday desires.

      Yala National Park

      The exotic creatures of National Parks like Yala are especially exciting, and put guests right at the heart of the country’s unspoilt nature. Such a setting is not only incredibly serene, but also exciting through the Sri Lanka safari excursions that can be enjoyed. A tour guide can take tourists through the wilderness in a land rover, providing information on various species and their behaviour, while also stopping to allow those on board to take as many pictures as they want.

      Yala is especially well known for being the best place to see leopards, as well as elephants, crocodiles, deer, wild boars and a plethora of fascinating bird species. There’s a sense of delving into the unknown on one of these tours, as you never quite know what you’re going to be lucky enough to see.

      SriLanka National Park Holidays

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      Sri Lanka Hotels

       

      When it comes to finding a hotel that is nearby to national parks, there are plenty to consider in Yala. Both the Cinnamon Wild Yala and Chaaya Wild Yala are well known for being luxurious and comfortable places to stay, with architecture that resembles the environment and in turn casts a warm ambience amongst the quiet greenery that it sits amongst. Those staying are sure to feel like they’re completely shut off from the rush of the rest of the world, able to relax and take in the sights.

       

      Sri Lanka Beach Holidays

       

      For those that want to be beside the beach, yet also have a chance to experience seeing some wild life on a safari can choose to stay in beach resorts that are nearby to national parks, or to stay in Yala and then take a day trip to the nearest beaches, which are Hambantota and Tangalle, potentially staying overnight in these if looking to have a few days in a different type of setting.


      Sri Lanka National Park holidays can be booked through Direct Traveller, a specialist tour operator to the region. Direct Traveller offers a quality service in the many areas of Sri Lanka.

      For further details visit  www.directtraveller.com or call 0844 414 3073

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  • Experience of the Lifetime at Experience of the Lifetime at the Time

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      The Time Hotel location- Located right at the heart of the midtown Manhattan, this luxurious hotel offers all the colors and with of life to their guests during their stay at the hotel. Reaching the hotel is easiest through The Grand Central Station which is in close proximity from the hotel. The city’s LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) is eight miles and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is seventeen miles away from the hotel.


      The tourists who are interested in exploring the city’s most important destinations, they can check out The Rockfeller Center which is just two blocks away from the hotel and the music lovers will not have to toil much as the Radio City Hall is mere three blocks away. Moreover, the hotel is also within walking distance of Ed Sullivan Theater, Broadway and Circle in the Square Theater. For a quality time in he greens, the hotel also pays easy access to the Central Park where a steady walk can wear off all the day’s tiredness. The shopping fanatics can easily check out some of the most happening shopping places of the city as the hotel is surrounded by Fifth Avenue and Madison and provides some of the best night clubs and restaurants of the city and make the vibrant colors of the city to take over your impulses.


      The hotel has 193 plush air conditioned guestrooms which pays perfect solace and offers the ultimate place to relax and recreate. The rooms are equipped with Flat screen televisions, music systems with in-room minibars and room services are also available and ranges from 185 to 285 USD per night.


      The food at the Time itself is an experience for Serafina the restaurant serves bona fide Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the guests can also check out the chic Inc Lounge for cocktails and indulge in some cozy chatting.


      Besides this the hotel also serves with state-of-art fitness center, Spa and Sauna, Concierge and Wi-Fi access in every room.


      The guests staying at the Time will undoubtedly be having the best time of their life as the city’s offerings can all be found in one single place.

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  • Greatest Small Town in America Greatest Small Town in America -- Fort Scott Kansas

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      When I saw Budget Travel's vote for favorite small town of America, I immediately thought of my 2011 visit to Fort Scott Kansas. Our family was making a cross-country trek from Michigan to California and we happened to stop in Fort Scott for a few days to relax and recharge for the drive ahead. We ended up staying for three days and enjoyed every minutes. One of the most highly recommended small towns in America.
      There are about 8000 residents in Fort Scott but the town played an important part of the history of setting the Western United States. There are several interesting sites in and near Fort Scott including venues of historical, cultural and environmental interest. After our visit, we felt as though we'd seen some real Americana.  
      Fort Scott Fort and the National Cemetery
      Fort Scott played an important role in the settlement of the West. It was built in 1842 as an outpost for troops who enforced the uneasy peace between the settlers and the Osage Indians. Westbound travelers could fill up on provisions at the fort before they set out on their journey along the Santa Fe Trail. As the Civil War loomed the troops tried to separate the pro-slave and anti-slave activists in the newly-formed state of Kansas. When the war did break out Fort Scott became a Quartermaster's Supply Deposit, as well as the training base of the First Kansas Colored Infantry -- a unit that took part in multiple battles and suffered more casualties than any other Kansas regiment. The Fort Scott National Historic Site, operated by the National Parks Service, offers a view into the frontier days including the original fort's buildings. Guided tours are offered twice daily (11:00a.m. and 13:00pm.) during the summer months by costumed guides who provide a full explanation of the type of life the early soldiers and residents of Fort Scott experienced.  The fort is located south of I54 on Market Street near the city center. (620) 223-0310  
      Abraham Lincoln inaugurated the Fort Scott National Cemetery as a military cemetery in 1865 when it was already serving as the final resting place of hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as for troops that had been killed during the pre-Civil War period. After its establishment as a National Cemetery the remains of other soldiers who had been buried throughout Kansas and Missouri were brought to the Fort Scott cemetery for reinternment. These included black Union soldiers of the First Colored Infantry. In the northeast corner of the cemetery visitors can see memorial markers which honor soldiers whose remains were not recovered or identified including WWII flight crews.
      Gordon Parks Museum
      Gordon Parks was born and raised in Fort Scott. Many people remember him as the director of the movie "Shaft" but before his movie career he was a recognized photographer whose work was featured in a number of photoessays for well-known newspapers and magazines, including for Life Magazine. Parks photographed celebrities and fashion models but his best-known works showcased the black experience of the South in the pre-Civil War era. The Gordon Parks Museum is located in Fort Scott. Many of Parks' photos, which brought the reality of Southern racism and black poverty to the public conscious, are exhibited in the museum. The Gordon Parks Museum is situated in the Mercy Health Center, located at the southern edge of Fort Scott just off US Highway 69. Entrance is free. The museum is open daily from 7:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.   620-223-7036
      Rock Creek Lake Waterfalls
      The Rock Creek Lake Waterfalls offer a quiet step into nature. Located just three miles West of Fort Scott, travelers can either hike to the waterfalls from Fort Scott or drive there and leave their car in the park's parking lot that's located on the side of the road. There's a short trail down to the waterfalls from the park where first one, and then a little further on two more, waterfalls spill off from the Rock Creek Lake into the Marmaton River.  When the water is low it's possible to walk across the stream at the bottom waterfall. To access the Rock Creek Waterfalls park, drive out of Fort Scott on 19th Street which soon changes to "Kansas Road" and then again to "195th Street." The park's parking lot is at the north edge of Rock Creek Lake.  Cross the bridge over the dam to reach the waterfalls.
      Lowell Milken Center
      The Lowell Milken Center was established in 2007 as an educational institution which is dedicated to promoting high level scholastic achievements in America's schools. The Center was established when two educators, Norman Conrad and Lowell Milken, decided to collaborate on a concept that would encourage students to create well-researched, high-quality research projects about unsung heroes -- people who had acted in an exceptional manner to benefit mankind but whose efforts had not been recognized. The Center is located on Fort Scott's Main Street. Featured unsung hero subjects include journalists, environmentalists, humanitarians and others.  (620) 223-9991 
      Fort Scott's Good Old Days
      We happened to visit Fort Scott during their annual three-day "Good Old Days" festival which takes place over the course of one weekend every June. The Festival brings fun and good cheer to the town with a crafts fair, rides, a Dock Dogs competition (people bring their dogs and encourage the dogs to jump off a dock into a pool of water as they try to catch a toy in the air.  The dog that jumps the farthest, wins), street dances, carnival food and drinks, live entertainment and more.
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      NATURE TOURS                                                            

      PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

      Address           : #7 D, Street 258,Phnom Penh,Cambodia

      Mobile             : (+855) 97 8638839 / (+855) 68-366616

      Skype              : va.sokhan

      E-MAIL            : naturetour83@gmail.com

      E-mail             : naturetourscam@gmail.com

      Web-site         : www.naturetourscam.blogspot.com                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                           

      LEISURE PACKAGES

       

      TOUR NAME                                   DURATION              CODE              TOUR FEE

      PHNOM PENH TOUR                       

      Heritage & Sites

      PHNOM PENH MORNING TOUR         4 Hours              LP –M1          $ 29.00 USD /Head

       

      Heritage & Sites

      PHNOM PENH AFTER NOON TOURS   4 Hours             LP- A2           $ 29.00 USD/Head

      Heritage & Sites

      PHNOM PENH, 1 DAY TOURS          1 Day Tour         LP-M1+A2      $ 49.00 USD/Head

      SIEM REAP TOUR

      Heritage & Traditions   

      SIEM REAP, 1 DAY TOURS              1 Day Tour        SLP-A2    $ 49.00 USD/Head

      Heritage & Sites

      2 DAY 1 NIGHT IN SIEM REAP         2 Days-1 Night      SLP1     $ 99 USD/Head                  

       

      ANGKOR HIGHLIGHTS, CAMBODIA     3 days 2 nights     LP-02   $ 109 USD / Head              

      Heritage & Sites

      ANGKOR, CAMBODIA                       4 days 3 Nights    LP-03   $ 129 USD / Head

      Heritage & Traditions                             

      FOREMOST CAMBODIA                     5 days 4 nights   LP-04   $ 159 USD / Head

      KOH KONG TOUR (SEA SIDE)

      Phnom Penh-Koh Kong                                    

      CAMBODIA – BY LAND AND SEASIDE   3 days, 2 nights  LP-05   $ 139 USD / Head

      Phnom Penh-Koh Kong

      CAMBODIA – By LAND AND SEASIDE   4 days 3 nights   LP-06    $ 159 USD / Head

      KOM PONG SOM TOUR (SIHANOUK VILLE SEA SIDE)

       

      Phnom Penh- Kom Pong Som

      CAMBODIA – By LAND AND SEASIDE 2 Days-1 Nights   LP-07     $ 99.00 USD / Head

       

      MONDULKIRI TOUR (ECO-TOUR)

       

      Phnom Penh- Mondulkiri

      CAMBODIA – By LAND TOUR          3 Days-2 Nights   LP-08        $ 109.00 USD/ Head 

      RATANKIRI TOUR (ECO-TOUR)

      Phnom Penh- Ratanakiri      

      CAMBODIA – By LAND TOUR         4 Days-3 Nights    LP-09         $ 125.00 USD / Head

      Phnom Penh-Mondulkiri-Ratanakiri  6 Days-5 Nights    LP-10         $ 209.00 USD / Head

      CAMBODIA- By Land

      Note: The above list of tour packages is limited to the most popular tours. We have many more tours to offer, please contact us for more information.        

      PROGRAM                  : PHNOM PENH MORNING TOUR 

      TOUR CODE               : LP –M1

      Place to visit : Phnom Penh City                                                                          

      Starting Time           : 8:00 AM    Return            : 12:00 PM (Min 5 person Joint tours)

      Price                          : $ 30.00 USD                     Adult

                                         $ 15 .00 USD                      Children

      Tour duration           : 4 hours

      Pick up Time             : 7:00 AM

      Payment                    : Cash in USD only

      Included                    : 1- Car with air-con

                                            2- English, Thai, Japanese, and entrance fee.

       

       

      ***** German, Spanish, French, Russian, and Italian guide subject to availability at extra charge $ 30.00 USD/ per group.

       

      PHNOM PENH MORNING TOUR

      ITINERARY:

       

      A great tour experiencing the highlights Of Phnom Penh are giving a fabulous insight to the city and its historical sight.We begin with the Wat Phnom, The place where Phnom Penh. got its name from, our tour guide will reveal the full story of this city, from there we drive along Sisowath Quay which allow you to enjoy the unique river front view of Tonle Chak tomuk,we continue our visit to the Independent Monument ,which is build for enjoy o the success in setting the country free from French colony, From hear we drive to the terrifying Toul sleng Genocide Museum, This place reveals the sad and shocking history for the Khmer in the last few decades. the final leg of our is to travel along Mao Tse Toung Blvd,Then turn to Monireth  Blvd,and continue to the famous Charles De Gaulle Blvd,Then will allow you to have a full view  of this bussy dusty Phnom Penh, back to Monivong Blvd, End Of Tours.

       

      PROGRAM                  : PHNOM PENH AFTER NOON TOURS

      TOUR CODE               : LP- A2

      Place to Visit            : Phnom Penh City  

      Started Time            : 2:00 PM                               Return            : 05:00 PM (Min 5 person Joint Tours)

      Price                           : $ 30.00 USD                        Adult

                                            $ 15.00 USD                        Child

      Tour duration           : 4 hours

      Pick up Time             : 1:00 PM

      Payment                    : Cash in USD only

      Included                    : 1- Car with air-con

                                            2- English, Thai, Japanese, and entrance fee.

      ******* German, Spanish, French, Russian, and Italian guide subject to availability at extra charge $ 30.00 USD / per group.

       

      PHNOM PENH AFTERNOON TOURS

      ITINERARY:

       

      A great discovering tours of the rich Khmer Arts.Architecture and culture.The tours start at about 2.30 PM We head to silver pagoda ,which is located within the royal palace terrain, in addition you will also have a chance to discover the Royal Palace .From there we continue our tour to visit National Museum ,a red and elegant looking building ,which is located outer to the East of Royal palace .you will surprise  with the Amazing Khmer Arts, that have been collected from all over the country, which are available on display in this Museum, lately we continue this tour along the beautiful Chak Tomuk river,side to Visit the Ounalom monastery, back to your departure point and the tour end here ,End of tour.




      PROGRAM                  : PHNOM PENH, PHNOM CHISO AND TONLE BATI 1 DAY TOURS.

      TOUR CODE               : LP-M1+A2

      Place to Visit            : Phnom Penh & Tonle Bati

      Started Time            : 8:00 AM            Return : 05:00 PM (MIN 5 Person Joint Tours)

      Price                           : $ 49.00 USD    Adult

                                            $ 29.00 USD    Child

      Tour duration           : 7 HOURS

      Pick up Time             : 7:00 AM

      Payment                    : Cash in USD only

      Included                  : 1- Car with air-con

                                     2- English, Thai, Japanese, and entrance fee.

                                     3- 1 lunch at local restaurant.

      *******German, Spanish, French, Russian, and Italian guide subject to availability at extra charge USD 30 / per group.

      ITINERARY:

      Today excursion will allow you to observe Other precious Heritage of the Khmer Empire.The tours start at 8:00 AM in the morning heading toward Ta Keo  Province along national road number 2 .the tour will stop first

       Tonle Bati, which is the home to two 12th century temple Ta Prohm temples and Prasat Yeay Peo build close to Bati lake by the king Jayavarman VII .Tonle Bati is the Beautiful lake is Popular among locals for its breezy and tranquil atmosphere.Tonle bati is 42 Km south of Phnom Penh,takes about 1 hours by car.we have lunch at Tonle Bati floating house before continue our tour to Phnom Chiso and other 20 km fro Tonle Bati ,Phnom Chiso is a hill top with many building from difference eras including the temple of Suryagiri from 11 century ,Enjoy tremendous view over the surround plains. On the way. Back we visit another famous temple of prasat Neang Khmau,which is not far from Phnom Chiso.Transfer back to departure point ,tour end here.

       

       

      PROGRAM 4              : SIEM REAP-ANKOR THOM-BAYON –SIEM REAP

      PACKAGE TOUR 1 DAY TRIP IN SIEM REAP

      TOUR CODE               : SLP-A2

      Place to Visit            : Siem Reap & Angkor

      Starting Time           : 8:00 AM                               Return            : 05:00 PM (Min 5 person Join tours)

      Price                           : $ 49.00 USD                        Adult

                                            $ 29.00 USD                        Child

      Tour duration           : 7 hours

      Pick up Time             : 7:00 AM

      Payment                    : Cash in USD only

      Included                    : 1- car with air-con

                                            2- English, Thai, Japanese, and entrance fee.

                                            3- 1 lunch at local restaurant.

      *** German, Spanish, French, Russian, and Italian guide subject to availability at extra charge$ 30 USD / per group.                                                                                                                             

      Excluded                 : Cambodia Visa Fee, air-ticket and airport tax, Personal Expense, Sorft drink, Tip Guide and Driver

      ITINERARY:

       

      Welcome at Siem Reap Air-Port ,Visit South gate of Ankor Thom

       ( Bayon , Baphoun, Elephant terrace, Lepe king ,Royal Palace,,

      Visit Ta Prohm Temple ,Lunch at local restaurant ,

      Visit the wonderful heritage Angkor Wat temples, Transfer to siem Reap

       Air-port for departure flight to Phnom penh.End of Tour.

       

       

       

                        

       

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                     

       

      PROGRAME               : 2 DAY 1 NIGHT IN SIEM REAP

      TOUR CODE               : SLP1

      Place to Visited        : Siem Reap

      ITINERARY:

      DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN SIEM REAP (L, D,)

      *Arrival at Siem Reap Air-port transfer for sightseeing ,

      *visit south gate of Angkor Thom ,Bayon temple complex,

      *Lunch at local restaurant ,after lunch continue tour to visit

      *Angkor Wat temple complex and enjoy watching sunset on Phnom Bakheng

      *Dinner and overnight at hotel.

      DAY 2- DEPARTURE FROM SIEM REAM(B, L,D)                                                                                 

      - after breakfast at hotel,visit Banteay Srey temple ,and Lucnh at Local Restaurant ,free time for shopping and transfer to the Air-port for departure. End of Tour.

      PROGRAM 6              : Angkor Highlights – Heritage & Sites (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-02

      Places to visit           : Siem Reap & Angkor.

      Description

      This is a shorter tour to visit the main and most interesting sites of the Angkor area. As well as introducing you to the small and grand circuit of Angkor, including the monumental inner royal city of Angkor Thom and sublime Angkor Wat temple complex, it also covers Banteay Srei and Phnom Bakhaeng. This journey is perfect for those individuals or families who wish to discover the majesty of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has become one of the world’s must-see ancient wonders.

      Highlights

      • Discover the stunning temples of Angkor, including stately Angkor Thom and intricate Banteay Srei
      • Experience first-hand the mysterious tree-engulfed monuments of Ta Prohm
      • See the film locations used in the Hollywood blockbuster – Tomb Raider
      • Gaze in wonder at the giant stone faces of Bayon state temple
      • Treat yourself to a refreshing and relaxing time at an oriental spa

      Program


      Day 1: Angkor & Siem Reap

      Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Banteay Srei, which dates back to 967 AD. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is famed for the intricate friezes carved into its red sandstone walls. On the way back, we will visit Banteay Samre, which was built during Suryarvaman II’s rule in the middle of the 12th century. Next on the itinerary are three impressive temples from the 10th century – Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Prasat Kravan. Explore the intricate and ingenious designs. The first day concludes with panoramic views of the sunset and Angkor Wat from temple mountain Phnom Bakhaeng (900 AD). This is followed by your first night’s stay in Siem Reap.

       

       

       

       

       

      Day 2: Angkor & Siem Reap

      After breakfast, we begin the second day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom or ‘Great City’. This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181-
      1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23-metre high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, which featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in the beholder. At the centre of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces. This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the 12 identical towers of Prasat Suor Prat.
      Later in the day you will discover the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas, North Khleang and South Khleang. In the afternoon we will begin our explorations of magnificent Angkor Wat, built under Suryavarman II, and the Ta Prohm complex, which dates back to Jayavarman VII’s reign (1181-1220). We then head to Siem Reap for your second night’s stay.

      Day 3: Angkor & Siem Reap

      On the third and final day, we will spend the morning visiting other important temples of Jayavarman VII: Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Prom. This will be followed by transfer to the airport and your return flight.

      PROGRAME               : Angkor – Heritage & Traditions (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-03

      Place to Visited        : Siem Reap

      ITINERARY

      Description

      This is the most popular program for visiting Angkor. It allows visitors to see much of what is worth knowing about the extraordinary Khmer civilization and its temples. You will discover the best sites along the small and grand Angkor circuits, including the temples of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, and also visit the Roluos complex and Banteay Srei. The visitors will learn how traditional Angkor crafts are made and see how these ancient skills are being preserved. All in all, it’s a great introduction to Cambodia’s ancient wonders!

      Highlights

      • Discover the stunning Temples of Angkor area in and outside Siem Reap
      • See traditional dancing shows including the unique and graceful Apsara dancers
      • Enjoy a boat excursion to floating villages - the real ‘water world’
      • Visit an arts showroom and watch local artisans train at the National Silk Weaving Centre
      • Treat yourself to a refreshing and relaxing time at an oriental spa

      Program


      Day 1: Welcome to Angkor & Siem Reap

      Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you’ll be picked up by your guide and transferred to the hotel. Your Angkor explorations begin in the afternoon with a visit to the 9th century Roluos temples – Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. The first day concludes with panoramic views of the sunset from temple mountain Phnom Bakhaeng , which dates back to 900 AD and overlooks Angkor Wat. This is followed by your first night’s stay in Siem Reap.


      Day 2: Angkor & Siem Reap

      After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Banteay Srei (967 AD). The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is famed for the intricate friezes carved into its red sandstone walls. On the way back, we will visit Banteay Samre, which was built during Suryarvaman II’s rule in the middle of the 12th century. Next on the itinerary are three impressive temples from the 10th century – Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Prasat Kravan. Explore their intricate and ingenious designs. After lunch, we begin our discovery of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex built under Suryavarman II and Ta Prohm which dates back to Jayavarman VII’s reign from 1181-1220. We then head to Siem Reap for your second night’s stay.


      Day 3: Angkor & Siem Reap

      After breakfast, we begin the second day with a visit to the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom or ‘Great City’. This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181-1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23-metre high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, which featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in all who view them. At the centre of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces. This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the 12 identical towers of Prasat Suor Prat.
      Later in the day you will discover the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas, North Khleang and South Khleang. In the afternoon we will begin our explorations of magnificent Angkor Wat, built under Suryavarman II, and photograph the famously eerie silk cotton tree roots as they slowly cover the Ta Prohm temple from Jayavarman VII’s reign.
      The afternoon’s activities include visiting the other important temples of Jayavarman VII: Preah Khan, Neak Pean, and Ta Prom. In the evening we will visit the Apsara Theatre to enjoy a fine Khmer dinner and traditional dances. Then back to the hotel to stop overnight in Siem Reap.

      Day 4: Angkor & Siem Reap

      On the final morning, you will love the cool and relaxing boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Here we will visit the floating villages of Chong Kneas commune. The trip also includes stops at the showrooms and workshops of traditional craftsman and artisans of Angkor. From here you will be transferred to the airport and your return flight.

      PROGRAME               : FOREMOST – Heritage & Sites (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-04

      Place to Visited        : Siem Reap-Cambodia

      ITINERARY

      Description

      This journey introduces the individual or family visitors to the most popular tourism destinations and attractions of Cambodia. It begins in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia with its beautiful tree-shaded avenues, old colonial houses, museums, pagodas and is a splendid palace worth visiting. The city was once called the jewel of Southeast Asia and it’s easy to see why even today. Since the 1960s, Phnom Penh has suffered difficult times, which have prevented the capital from becoming a “modernised” city. Today Phnom Penh is being re-born whilst preserving its heritage and traditional way of life.

      On the way to Angkor, visitors will discover the traditional life of Cambodian people in the countryside and the wonders of ancient Khmer crafts. Once in Siem Reap, you will tour the stunning Angkor temples at one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, which stretches some 400 km2. The site has pristine forest area, splendid man-made lakes and magnificent remnants from the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, which dates from the 9th to the 15th century. It includes the legendary Temple of Angkor Wat and the astounding Bayon with its gigantic stone faces.

      Highlights

      • Discover the legendary Angkor temple comples
      • Visit the National Museum, Silver pagoda, Royal palace and Wat Phnom pagoda
      • Enjoy the traditional dancing show including the famed and graceful Apsara dancers
      • Cruise on a boat excursion to floating villages – the real ‘water world’
      • Treat yourself to a refreshing and relaxing time at an oriental spa

      Program
      Day 1: Welcome to Phnom Penh

      after arriving at Pochenthong airport in Phnom Penh, you will be picked up by your guide and
      transferred to the hotel. Soon after, you will begin to discover why the Cambodia’s capital city was once called the jewel of Southeast Asia. Your city explorations begin with a visit to the National Museum and see some of the wonderful antiquities from the Khmer civilization. This will be followed by trips to the remarkable Silver Pagoda, a tour of the Royal Palace with its ornate grandeur, and Wat Phnom pagoda. Then we return to your hotel for the first night’s stay in Phnom Penh.
      Day 2: Siem Reap & Angkor

      After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Siem Reap. Your Angkor explorations begin in the morning with a visit to the 9th century Roluos temples – Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. More discoveries await you in the afternoon with a visit to three impressive temples from the 10th century – Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Prasat Kravan. Here you can marvel at their intricate and ingenious designs. There is also time to take in the canals and waterways of ancient Takeo province. The first day concludes with panoramic views of Cambodia’s spectacular sunsets and Angkor Wat from temple mountain, Phnom Bakhaeng, dating back to 900 AD. This is followed by your first night’s stay in Siem Reap.

      Day 3: Angkor

      After breakfast, enjoy a morning excursion to Banteay Srei, a temple which dates back to 967 AD. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is famed for the intricate friezes carved into its red sandstone walls. On the way back, we will visit Banteay Samre, which was built during Suryarvaman II’s rule in the middle of the 12th century. In the afternoon you will have a chance to discover the pride of Cambodia’s heritage – the majestic temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Then stay overnight in Siem Reap.

      Day 4: Siem Reap

      After breakfast, we begin day four with a visit to one of the jewels of Cambodia – the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom or ‘Great City’. This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181-1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23-metre high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, which featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in all who view them. At the centre of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces. This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the 12 identical towers of Prasat Suor Prat.

      Later in the day you will discover some of the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas, North Khleang and South Khleang. You will also visit the other important temples of Jayavarman VII: Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Prom. The evening is given over to entertainment – a visit to the Apsara Theatre to enjoy a fine Khmer dinner and traditional dances. Then it’s back to the hotel for your final night in Siem Reap.
      Day 5: Siem Reap

      On the fifth morning, you will enjoy a cool and relaxing boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Here we will visit the floating villages of Chong Kneas commune. In the afternoon we will transfer you to the airportyou’re your return flight.

      PROGRAME               : PHNOM PENH-KOH KONG (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-05

      Place to Visited        : KOH KONG-CAMBODIA

       

      ITINERARY

      Description

      Day1 - Phnom Penh - Koh Kong

      Morning:

      To With our expert guide, you will get to know may types of significant things such as the advantage of mangrove rice field and mountain lines that surrounding Cambodia and you will be seen directly by your own when you reached the Koh Kong. You need to spend the whole morning from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong. Then, you will have lunch at the local restaurant in the city.

      Afternoon:

      Tatai waterfall is the first eyes spot for you after the beautiful life. And the Beoung Ka Yak that full of mangrove trees make you feel as you are in the paradise when you still alive. On the other hand, to the Beoung Ka Yak you will stay and enjoy your life in both evening time and night time to see the difference views between day and night, especially, the most beautiful sightseeing and fresh air.

      Day2 - Around Koh Kong

      Morning:

      Breakfast is one thing that everybody needs to have in the morning, after this, our expert guide will be pleased sending you to the market that is located at the border Cambodia-Thailand. And then, turn the journey to the “Safari World” (Provincial Wild Park) that you will be happy and be ridiculous to the dolphins, monkeys, tigers, crocodiles, seals, peacock, and parrot gesture (like the clowns).

      After that, you will have lunch in at the restaurant in the park of the Safari World.

      Afternoon:

      After a big laugh from the animals, we will bring you to a fishing village (Bak Klorng Village). The village is densely so important for Koh Kong province for the sea fishing.

      To be continued, turn the trip to the city to have dinner and rest overnight there.

      Day3 - Koh Kong – Koh Por - Phnom Penh

      Morning:

      After breakfast, you are going to Koh Por by the express boat, you will see beautiful waterfall, beautiful trees on the side of the tributaries and you can take a lot of beautiful pictures that are created from small and big trees like mangrove jungles, and natures. The beauty of these natures is so beautiful beyond of our description… After this magnificent trip, we will bring you to have lunch at the recognize restaurant in the local area.

      Afternoon:

      Before living for Phnom Penh, we cannot forget to bring you to the Thmor Roung (Cave Rock), then, we will take the journey to Phnom Penh by bringing with great unforgettable memories and pleasant.

       
      PROGRAME               : PHNOM PENH-KOH KONG (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-06

      Place to Visit            : SEA SIDE-Cambodia

       

      ITINERARY

      Description

      Day 1: Phnom Penh-Koh Kong
      Morning departure for Koh Kong, stop to see  Ta Tay waterfall. And contine the trip to Koh Kong. Check in the resort. Time free. Overnight at the hotel in Ko Kong.

      Day 2: Koh Kong (B)
      After breakfast at hotel, Time at leisure on Koh Kong Beach. Overnight at the hotel in Ko Kong.

      Day 3: Koh Kong (B)
      After breakfast at hotel, Time at leisure on Koh Kong Beach. Overnight at the hotel in Ko Kong.

       

       

       

      Day 4: Koh Kong –Departure (B)
      After breakfast at hotel, ransfer to YamYeam border (Cambodia-Thailand border) or back to Phnom Penh.

       

       

       

       

       

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      PROGRAME               : PHNOM PENH-SIHANOUK VILLE (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-07

      Place to Visit            : SEA SIDE-CAMBODIA

       

      Day 1: Phnom Penh - Sihanoukvile

      MORNING

      After morning snack at 6:00 AM, start the destination to Shinanoukville. On the way to go, our expert guide will describe things for you in details that deep down meaningful and full of experiences of life being. And you will continue to see the port, the Victory Beach, and have lunch at the seaside restaurant.

      AFTERNOON

      To be continued, visiting the Ha Wai Beach, the O’Cheuteal Beach, and the see the view of Sihanoukville and relax with your sea bath. After that, turned back to have dinner in the town and rest overnight at there.

      Day 2: Sihanoukville – Ream Beach - Bamboo Island – Phnom Penh

      MORNING

      Be together at 7:00 AM for breakfast, then continued to visit Ream Beach, and Bamboo Island. And have lunch at the local restaurant there.

      AFTERNOON

      Because of the distance of the road from the place to Phnom Penh, so, we have to leave early for Phnom Penh. On the way back, you can take sightseeing pass one province to another with different views, sceneries, pictures, people, houses, etc.



      PROGRAME               : PHNOM PENH-MONDULKIRI (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-08

      Place to Visit            : ECOTOURIST-CAMBODIA

      Day1: Phnom Penh - Mondulkiri

      Morning:

      Start up the journey at 6:00 AM Phnom Penh – Mondulkiri by bus. You will see scenery on the way to go with other beautiful views with the beautiful voice of our expert guide. Then, you have lunch at the local restaurant at the Snuol District.

      Afternoon:

      After lunch, we will bring you to visit Orchard of Pine Trees and Mono Waterfall II (Spirit Waterfall) in the district of the Province. To be continued to the central of the town, then have lunch and stay overnight there.

      Day2: Around Mondulkiri

      Morning:

      After breakfast, start the journey to enjoy the bath at the Brusra Waterfall and see Oplay Lake. By 12:00 PM just turn back to have lunch at the central of the town.

      Afternoon:

      After lunch, we will bring you to the most fresh air on top of the Doh Kramom Mountain. Here! You can worship for good luck, happiness from Angel Ta Doh Kramom. Then, pop in to visit and take photographs as memories at the Sak Mot Phnom (Sea of Mountain) and the BayChao (Uncooked Rice) Mountains. Then, turn to visit Sem Monorom Waterfall, furthermore, to Lai Ka Village (minority village).

      End of the day, back to the town and have dinner and stay overnight at the local modern hotel in the province.

      Day3: Mondulkiri - Phnom Penh

      Morning:

      Marketing tour after breakfast, visit Mondulkiri Market and continued to visit O’romis to taste the local sucking wine (Sra Burt).

      Afternoon:

      Move the trip back to the Phnom Penh capital with unforgettable memories of Mondulkiri

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      PROGRAME               : PHNOM PENH-RATTANAKIRI (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-09

      Place to Visit            : ECOTOURIST-CAMBODIA

       

       

      Itinerary

      Day 1: Phnom Penh - Ratanakiri (L, D)
      Transfer to Rattakiri province by our private car and tour guide to Banlung, capital of Ratanakiri, nicknamed “ The Red City” because of the omnipresent laterite. Lunch at the local restaurant on the way. You will arrive late in the afternoon at Rattanakiri. Dinner and accommodation at Terres Rouges Lodge.


      Day 2: Ratanakiri (B, L, D)
      Breakfast at the lodge. Direction northwest today, cross bamboo forest before reaching the village of Voeune Sai located on the left bank of the Se San River. The view on the Chinese village on the other side of the river is quite pretty. Actually, this place is almost a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory, most villagers don’t even speak Khmer. Upstream of the Se San are a certain number of Tampoun villages that practice funeral statuary; if possible by boat (otherwise by our car) visit to the village of Ka Chaoan with its superb totems. Later this afternoon, the discovery of the surrounding waterfalls. Teuk Cha Ong is the most impressive of them. Next to the waterfall of Okatchagn is a hill tribe village with elephants which may be observed in the forest. Dinner and accommodation at Terres Rouges Lodge.

       
      Day 3: Ratanakiri (B, L, D)
      Breakfast at the lodge. Travel north today, in the direction of Laos, cross the curious extent of volcanic rocks of Veyrum Plang: a lava field in the forest with a small waterfall nearby (only in the wet season though) and what locals call tiger caves. Continuing to Taveng, cross different types of landscapes: primary forest, clear forest, bamboo forest and “African” bush. Stop at a few nice Kroeung villages located quite far away in the forest. The Kroeung people have the particularity of erecting bachelor houses standing on very long bamboo poles, these houses will remain so till the young man finds a wife, then, they are destroyed. The right time to see them is usually from February to August. Lunch at a small waterfall lost in the forest and then further visits of villages. Dinner and accommodation at Terres Rouges Lodge.

      Day 4: Ratanakiri - Phnom Penh (B)
      Transfer back to Phnom Penh following the same route. Your services end in Phnom Penh

       

       

       

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      PROGRAME               : PHNOM PENH-RATANAKIRI (6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS)

      TOUR CODE               : LP-10

      Place to Visit            : ECOTOURIST-CAMBODIA

      Tour description:

      Tour Program:

       Day 1:(L/D)PHNOM PENH

      Tour start every Monday Wednesday, Saturday .

      After arriving in Phnom Penh, you are welcomed by one of our tour guides who will take you to your hotel.
      Lunch at local Restaurant.
      Afternoon, you will visit Wat Phnom, Independent monument and visit Genocide Museum S21.
      Dinner at local Restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (L,D)


      Day 2: (B/L/D)PHNOM PENH


      This morning, you will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum.
      Lunch at local restaurant
      In the afternoon, you will take a boat trip to Preak Bang Kong Village where the Khmer produce their Hol and Pamourng in silk (Hol & Pamourng are traditional Khmer costume for special ceremony or wedding).
      Dinner at local restaurant


      Day 3: (B/L)Discovery of Ratanakiri Highlands.


      Excursion to the waterfalls

      In the morning you will fly to Banlung, the town center of Ratanakiri, nicknamed the “Red City” because of the omnipresent laterite. You will welcome by our tour guide who will transfer you to Terres Rouges Lodge (superb house built of precious wood, located by a lake, in the middle of a wonderful garden), then lunch at the Lodge.
      In the afternoon, departure for a small trip through rubber plantations towards the nearby waterfalls; you will end up with a detour to Yaklaom Lake, a beautiful and perfectly-round stretch of water, surrounded by forest, for a late afternoon swim.
      Dinner & Night at Terres


      Day 4: The Tampoun totems


      This morning you will drive to the northwest of town, you will pass through bamboo forests before reaching the village of Voeune Saï located on the left bank of the Sé San river ; the view on the Chinese village on the other side of the river is quite pretty. Besides, this place is nearly a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory, most villagers, who are there the thirties, don't even speak Khmer. Upstream of the Se San are a certain number of Tampoun villages that practice funeral statuary ; if it is possible, you will rent a boat to go to the village of Ka Choan that has superb totems, if not we will reach it by jeep.  
      Dinner & night at the Lodge.


      Day 5:     : Ratanakiri Phnom Penh


      Early departure for a quick shopping tour in Banlung market before taking the plane back to Phnom-Penh You will welcome by our driver who will take you to hotel.
      Lunch at local restaurant
      In the afternoon, you will see Sorya Supermarket, the largest supermarket in Cambodia, and then continue to Russian market. (shopping tour without tour guide)
      Dinner at local restaurant.


      Day 6:     Transfer to air-port for international destination

      Note:This tour can be customized as you wish!
      Please email us for more information, we will be happy to assist you.

      Trek Rattanakiri tour - Rattanakiri Cambodia Tour -Phnom Penh City and Rattanakiri tour

      ALL TERM AND CONDITIONS:

      *** IN A GROUP OF 12 PAYING PAX UP, 1 T / L WILL BE FOC IN SHARING TWIN ROOM.

      *** THE RATE IS IN US DOLLARS AND THE PRICE OF 1 PAX (COLUMN) IS FOR STAYING IN SINGLE ROOM.

      CHILD POLICY:

      *** INFANT CHARGE 15 % OF PACKAGE COST.

      *** CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS OLD SHARING ROOM WITH TWO ADULTS WITHOUT EXTRA BED: 55 % OF PACKAGE COST.

      *** CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS OLD SHARING ROOM WITH TWO ADULTS WITH EXTRA BED: 80 % OF PACKAGE COST.

      *** CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS OLD SHARING ROOM WITH ONE ADULT: CHARGE 90 % OF PACKAGE COST.Price Includes:

      - Twin-shared/double rooms and daily breakfast
      - Private transfer with air-condition
      - English speaking guides (other languages are available upon request)
      - Meals as per program (B for Breakfast, L for Lunch and D for Dinner)
      - Admission fees
      - Bottled water

      Price Excludes:

      - Visa to Cambodia
      - Photograph & Camera fee. - International airfare & airport tax.
      - All personal expenses
      - Beverages during meals,
      - Telephone, laundry, tip

      CANCELLATION POLICY

      *** NO SHOW 100 % CHARGE.

      *** 15 DAYS 50% CHARGE.

      *** 20 DAYS UP NO CHARGE.

      PAYMENT TERM:

      *** THE TOTAL PAYMENT WILL BE SETTLED 1 MONTH IS FOR PRIOR THE ARRIVAL DATE OF THE GROUP.

       

      *** ALL PASENGER IN THE GROUP MUST ARRIVE AND DEPART TOGETHER.

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  • Some Must- Do Activities On Yo Some Must- Do Activities On Your Trip To Kerala

    • From: surajkulkarnih
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      So it's that time of the year again when you've packed your bags and are raring to go and find yourself heading to God's Own Country – Kerala. Rejoice! For you are now at one of the most exotic travel destinations in the world.

      There's a lot just waiting to be discovered here, what with a plethora of fun activities vying for your attention to choose from - ranging from mystic houseboat rides to the blissful Ayurveda massages for calming your excited nerves to even experiencing the thrill a snake boat race. Read on to know more about how you can make your visit to Kerala a memorable one and what you can do to ensure that when you get old, you have many exciting tales to tell your grandchildren about this sojourn:

      Stay on a houseboat: I bet you've heard a lot about these houseboats already and once you're away from the concrete jungle and the hustle and bustle of city life, you should make the most of it. Connect with nature and romanticize the wilderness with your stay in the backwaters of Allepey, Allapuzha or Kumarakom on a luxurious houseboat. Of course, you always have the option of staying in a hotel, but where's the novelty in that? In case, a long stay on unchartered waters is not your cup of tea, don't lose hope. You can try going for a backwater cruise on the Vembanand lake, which is the largest lake in Kerala and also a popular picnic spot and check out the flora and fauna there. Sounds like good fun! The best time for this activity would be during winters.

      Cheer at a snake boat race: Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala and is celebrated with sheer pomp and joy each year in the months of August-September. The whole of Kerala comes alive in a festive fervor for 4 days with music and dance, decorating houses, Onam Sadya (feast) and even boat racing. The boat race is a very integral and important aspect of Onam wherein about 100 oarsmen row huge and beautifully decorated snake boats and men and women celebrate by cheering the snake boats skim through the water. I'm sure you can't wait to be part of this festivity. Be there, do it!

      Bring out the adventurer in you: If you thought Kerala was only about houseboats and boat races, think again. On your visit to the beautiful hill station Munnar, trying your hand at paragliding is an absolute must. And don't worry, you don't need to be trained for it. Glide over the magnificent hills of Munnar with the help of an instructor. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's true!

      Embrace Ayurveda: Give your tired mind and body a new lease of life with the famous Ayurveda massage therapies that are ever so popular with tourists visiting Kerala. Just lie down and relax and let the experts do the rest for you. Bring harmony to your soul and experience the soothing herbal massages that rid you of your stress and ailments. There are many centers and spas all over Kerala which offer this facility with packages at competitive rates. So go ahead, pick a package of your preference and feel the magic as it happens. Monsoons are considered to be the best time to indulge in Ayurvedic therapies in Kerala.

      Get enthralled by folk art: Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Thullal, Oppana, Margamkali are just some of the forms of classical folk dances performed in Kerala. Each dance form is unique and has a story and a style of its own. Some of these dance forms have become popular worldwide, but what better place to witness an enthralling dance performance than in the place of its origin!

      A Fall isn't always a bad thing: Case in point being the beautiful Athirapally waterfalls. This place could well be dubbed as India's Niagara Falls as these 80 feet high falls are sure to give you an adrenaline rush. The best time to visit here would be in the monsoons and we recommend that you trek your way up and down the falls. The soothing sounds of the cascading waterfalls and witnessing the huge mass of water coming crashing down is something that only a lucky few get to experience in their lifetime. So make sure that you, too, are that lucky one!

      Wild ambitions: Get in touch with your wild side at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with a jungle safari or go bamboo-rafting on the Periyar lake. You could also energize yourself with a visit to the countryside by taking a canoe ride across the serpentine canals in the quaint villages of Kerala. (For more information, check out a good resource on the place like http://irisholidays.com/.)

      Mortal Combat: Regarded as one of the most ancient and scientific forms of martial arts in the the world, Kalaripayattu is still practiced in Kerala. It is supposed to be one of the important aspects of an Ayurvedic physical treatment called Kalarichikitsa. Some of the moves of this form of combat are sure to leave you astounded and amazed. So make sure you don't miss witnessing this celebrated form of martial arts.

      History's mysteries: Indulge in some intellectual fact finding with a visit to Kerala's St. Angelo Fort, Fort Kochi, Bekal Fort, Edakkal Caves, Mattancherry Palace, Jew Street, Ariyannur Umbrellas among other attractions. All these places will take you back in time and tickle your imagination by giving you a taste of how things used to be.

      Beaches: Drown your stress and sorrows in the picturesque beaches – be it the scenic Varkala beach or the Kovalam beach (don't miss the Lighthouse here), the mesmerizing Beypore beach, the ancient Ezhimala beach or the serene Bekal beach. Lose yourself in the sun and the sand on the sunkissed beaches of Kerala.

      Eat, Drink and Be Merry:If you are one of those people who live to eat, then your love for food will only increase as you relish Kerala's mouthwatering cuisine. Their food items are enriching with some authentic flavors of the South. Coconut is a favorite additive here and is added to most of the food preparations be it their vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals. 'Toddy'- a drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices is a popular beverage in the rural areas and a Kerala specialty. Do try!

       

      There's something for everyone at Kerala. So, what are you waiting for? Get your checklist of these activities ready and tick away while you live it up at this Southern Paradise of India!!!

       

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  • How to Prepare for your Gap Ye How to Prepare for your Gap Year

    • From: wava
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      A gap year is when you want to take a break from your study at school and go on an adventurous journey while you volunteer to work. Since a gap year provides students with an opportunity to learn about a new culture, language, people, and climate while they can also explore the beautiful landscapes and exotic places, the trend of going on a gap year is spreading over to many countries. However, a proper preparation for your gap year is very important. It takes some thoughtful planning, time, and effort to make your stay on the gap year a very memorable and enjoyable experience.

      Before you plan to go on a gap year experience project , you should ask yourself where you would like to go and what you want to do. Also, ask yourself how long you would like to stay on the gap year. Some people like to travel to a new country just to experience a different culture and for sight-seeing while others want to gain some real work experience by volunteering work. There are many people that really want to help poor countries and underprivileged children living there. Depending on your purpose, you can prepare for your gap year. Without a proper planning and preparation, you are likely to face many difficulties and might not be able to enjoy your trip.

      Estimate your budget or how much you are ready to spend on your gap year. List the activities you would like to do and how much they would cost you. If you are tight on your budget, you can plan to stay in a hostel or a shared-accommodation. For those who want to volunteer, make sure you do a research on the programme pre-requisites. You should be mentally well-prepared for accommodations and food expenses. You should also get a health-kit, including things like medicines, water purifier, sunscreen lotions, re-hydration powder, insect repellents, etc.  It is always a good practice to get your passport ready well in advance so to avoid last-minute stress. Check for visa requirements and passport processing time.

      Another very important step in preparing for your gap year is learning a bit about the culture of the places you are going to travel to. It would be even better if you learned the local language. You should also be prepared to face a different weather conditions as you are going to a new place. Make sure you take warm clothes with you if you are visiting a place where it gets too cold. Be prepared to meet different people that may speak with a different accent. You should be able to adapt to their culture and the way of living life especially if you are going to volunteer to work and spend more than a few weeks.

      If you are not sure where you would like to go for a gap year even though you know what you want to do on your gap year, you should take assistance of a travel agency that specializes in gap year travels. They can also help you with special programmes that will meet your requirements and budget. They have a vast experience and expertise in helping students and others that want to go to a different country and experience a different culture. A good preparation for your gap year travel also equips with confidence and knowledge about the place you are visiting. This will help you stay positive during your gap year.

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  • Why Car Rental Is A Comfortabl Why Car Rental Is A Comfortable Mode Of Transportation?

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      The daily hustle bustle, the logjam of the roads and traffic commotion are an intimate part of everyone’s life in a metropolitan city such as Delhi. But despite all the traffic snarls and mad rush, the city of Delhi remains a dream destination for the locals as well as the foreigners. And like any other major city, travel lies at the heart of it which keeps the city’s heart beating and alive. But if you are planning to explore the city or have to commute on a regular basis, you can opt for smart way of travelling through the means of Car Rental in Delhi. You can save yourself from all the traffic hassles and just relax & enjoy the mesmerizing city.

      Let’s delve deeper into what makes this mode of transportation more preferable compared to public & private ones. Public transports though economical are not at all comfortable and leave you completely exhausted. People in major cities like Delhi don’t mind shelling out some extra money in order to make their travelling more comfortable. If you opt for private transportation, though it might ease out the travelling but it also will surely burn a hole in the pocket. Apart from bearing the cost of the vehicle you will also have to pay for the fuel prices and the maintenance of the vehicle. Car rental is a service that combines the best of both the worlds by providing the comfort of a private transportation at an affordable costing.

      These companies offer a wide range of travelling options which are also readily available. From budget cars to luxury cars, there is something for everyone. The chauffeurs provided are well versed with the knowledge about the city they are driving in and also professionally trained. They also fill in for the role of a guide and a friend for those who not familiar with the city especially foreign tourists.

      Inexpensive, convenient and appealing, car rental offers numerous benefits over public and private transportation. Visit popular destination spots or the least visited sections of the city without worrying about the directions or burning a hole in the pocket. Many reputed Rental companies in Delhi have come up which are providing their services on a national level. The travel industry has witnessed a significant growth in such car hire agencies which still continues to grow.

      If you are wondering for the reliability of such car rental agencies then fret no more. The companies ensure that their vehicles are in good running condition and also provide with immediate replacement in case of a breakdown. Most of the cars are also fully equipped with destination guides, GPS technology & handy route maps.

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  • The Advantages of Renting Apar The Advantages of Renting Apartments Compare to Hotels

    • From: EveParis
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      The days have gone when people used to adapt to the situations of restrictions. People demand more freedom in the current trend in tours they just don’t want to limit themselves with the sightseeing, they just want to explore new ways of enjoying their vacation. The Paris is the best place to visit as it astonishes people with its great architecture and amazing collection of art forms. Vacation in Paris is very simple with apartments as this provides a great freedom and can easily move anywhere in the city as like locals. You will have your own kitchen and can have homely experience.

      Most of the apartments have gyms, parks, swimming pools and a lot more fun to enjoy in the tourist spot. Luxury Paris vacation rentals offer all this service, it might cost a little more but you will enjoy the vacation without any hesitation. One of the best feature is vast space provided if your big family is on tour then you will enjoy seeing kids playing in a home. Whereas in hotels you will face the problem of limitation they just confine two people to double bedroom and a single bedroom to singles. In apartments equally there are single room flats which are spacious and there are no restrictions as like hotels.

      The comfort level in opting for luxury Paris vacation rentals is broad, you can access all the facilities as like in your own house. Staying here is not just site seeing you will be able to mingle with the cultures and different societies to explore new things in your life. Hotels confine you to just a visit to a new place and at large they will help you in  providing a guide.

      You can reduce your travel time to the maximum with vacation rentals in Paris most of the popular destinations have metro connectivity. The luxury Paris vacation rentals are located in an order to facilitate visitors in saving their travelling time. The best scope here is you can stay here more than one year if you prefer unfurnished flat and you can buy the required goods for your stay and sell them before leaving the city in the second hand market. Vacation in Paris is amazing and you can enjoy the beauty of the city to the maximum with vacation rentals. So, get ready soon to spend the pleasant moments of your life in Paris. 

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  • Byodo In Temple – The Perfect Byodo In Temple – The Perfect Place to Spend a Day in Serenity at Oahu

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      byodo in templeLast month I went to the Hawaiian Island Oahu with a couple of my friends and it was one of my best summer vacations ever. Our Oahu trip started with a lot of activity. We toured the historic Pearl Harbor, tried our hands at snorkeling in North shore and also visited the Polynesian Culture Center which provided us a deeper insight into Polynesian culture. It was educational and entertaining at the same time.

       

      After all the excitement and activities, we wanted to experience something different, something to pacify our soul and mind in Hawaii. Our friendly chauffeur of Hawaii Taxi and Shuttle Service suggested us to visit Byodo-In Temple, situated at the foot of Koolau Mountain in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. We googled it to get more information. When we found out that the temple had been featured in ABC’s Emmy Award Winning drama series LOST, as the home of Korean woman Sun’s father, our excitement just doubled. We could not hold ourselves and we visited Byodo-In the very next day.

       

      Some highlights of our Byodo-In Temple visit:

       

      Ringing the Bon-Sho

      Bon- shoAfter a drive through a cemetery, we reached the premises of the temple. As soon as we set foot inside the area of the temple, we could not help but ring the massive three-ton brass bell called Bon-sho. Turns out, apparently, it is customary to ring the bell before entering the temple to purify your mind off of evil spirits. We didn’t know that.

      Close to the bell there was a small donation box where we donated few pennies. Our small effort in contributing to the temple, which in fact helps maintain its grandeur.

       

      Capturing the beauty of Byodo In Temple:

      BEAUTIFUL SCENERY OF BYODO IN TEMPLEByodo-In is truly a hidden gem of Oahu tucked away behind the valley of temples cemetery. The landscaped grounds, postcard perfect scenes and landmarks under the deep lush green hills are so awe inspiring that we could not resist ourselves and took hundreds of photographs. It was our way of trying to capture a bit of the peacefulness and natural beauty that the temple offers.

       

      Praying to the Amida Buddha

      Amida BuddhaThe main attraction of the temple is 9 feet tall, gold lacquer painted, wood carved statue of Amida/Lotus Buddha inside the Phoenix hall. This big statue is surrounded by a series of other small statues of Boddhisattvas (the enlightened beings).

      We had to take off our shoes in order to enter the hall where devotees were praying in front of the statue. They were offering flowers and burning incense to the Amida Buddha. I also got a chance to offer some flowers to the amazingly peaceful looking Amida Buddha.

       

      Enjoying with the Nature’s Critters:

      WILD LIFE OF BYODO IN TEMPLEIn the temple premises, we saw peacocks and black swans roaming in the garden grounds and turtles lounging beside the pond. The ponds of temple are filled with the Japanese fish, Koi. We purchased some fish food from the gift shop and fed them. The gift shop also had some cool Japanese souvenir which I wanted to buy but couldn’t afford it.

       

       

      After wandering around the temple for an hour, we rested in a Meditation House. The atmosphere was so serene that I could literally feel my inner soul. I have seriously never felt so peaceful in my entire life. I wanted to stay there for the whole day but my friends did not let me do that.


      Byodo-In is a perfect spiritual destination to spend a peaceful day, soaking in nature away from the bustling areas of Oahu. Parking is free and it only cost $3 to explore this hidden gem. So, don’t forget to visit this place on your Oahu tour. You will simply find inner peace here.

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  • WILD LIFE OF BYODO IN TEMPLE WILD LIFE OF BYODO IN TEMPLE

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      Wild Life of Byodo in Temple
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  • Celebrate Festival of Lights i Celebrate Festival of Lights in Rajasthani and Gujarati Style

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      India is a place where every religion, caste and race is treated equally. People have right to practice and propagate any religion of their choice. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christianity are major religions followed by native people. Various festivals are celebrated here by people during whole year such as Holi, Janamashtami, Teej, Id-Ul-Fitr, Christmas, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Baisakhi, Lohri and Baisakhi. One of the most important festivities is Diwali.

       

      When is Mega Festival celebrated?

      Deepawali means rows of lamp which are lighted for celebrating victory of good over evil. Hindu community’s largest festival is celebrated on Kartik Mas Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) Amavasya (no moon) night.

      Stories Behind Celebration

      Several legends are related to merrymaking of auspicious festival. Some of them are mentioned below:

      Lord Ram came to Ayodhya after 14 years of vanvas after killing demon Ravan. Auspicious day occurs 20 days after celebration of Dussehra.

      Lord Krishna and his principle consort Satyabhama killed Narakasura who lived in Narak (nether world). Demon came on earth and started distressing people. They ultimately went to Lord Krishna and pleaded him to kill evil.

      Pandavas (heroes of epic Mahabharata) returned to their home after spending 12 year of vanvas which includes 1 year agyatvas (unrecognized exile).

      Celebration Days Starting

      First day is acclaimed as Govatsa Dwadashi or Vasu Baras in which ‘Go’ means cow, ‘Vatsa’ means calf and ‘Dwadashi’ means 12th day of month. Prithu son of tyrant Kind Vena worshipped cow on this day because in Hindu Puranas earth has been portrayed as cow. Earth was not fruitful because of King Vena so she was running here and there but Prithu milked her and brought prosperity in everyone’s life once again. Cow is worshipped by people on this day by people.

      Second day is celebrated as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan Teras which is celebrated for immortal Lord Dhanvantari. During churning of Sheer Sagar (Milk Ocean) between gods and demons Lord Dhanvantri appeared in front of everyone with the knowledge of Ayurveda to cure many diseases and ability to make every living being on earth immortal. However, this terrified all gods so, they made him concealed in universe. People usually purchase gold and utensils on this day and worship god for prosperity in their life and home.

      Third day is celebrated as Choti Deepavali or Narak Chaturdasi declaring defeat of Narakasura form Lord Krishna and Satyabhama (Krishna’s wife).  Special puja is done for Lord Krishna and Vishnu on these days. In Rajasthan it is celebrated as ‘Roop Chaudas’ and in Gujarat it is commenced as ‘Kali Chaudas’.

      Fourth day is dedicated to Lakshmi Puja because on churning of ‘Ksheer Sagar’ Goddess appeared in front of everyone and ultimately was given to Lord Vishnu. Major celebration can be seen in ‘Baniya’ (merchant class) community as they start new accounts on this day. Devi Laksmi, God Kuber, Lord Ganpati and Lord Vishnu are worshipped. People decorated their homes with ‘kandils’, rangoli, flower garland, ‘bandanwaars’, electric lightning and floating candles. ‘Diyas’ made of clay are lighted with ghee in it.

      Fifth day is celebrated as ‘Goverdhjan’ ‘Puja’, ‘Vishwakarama’ day or ‘Bali Pratipada’. On this day Raja Bali was sent to nether world when Lord Vishnu’s incarnation set foot on his head. Lord Krishna lifted ‘Goverdhan Parvat’ to break ego of Dev ‘Indira’ and save ‘Brajwasis’ (people of Vrindavan) as ‘Goverdhan’ ‘Puja’. People go to temple where lord ‘Goverdhan’ is made of cow dung and 56 types of food is prepared for them. This day is also dedicated to the god Vishwakarm, the divine architect of gods who constructed magnificent Dwarka city for Lord Krishna and Indraprastha for Pandavas.

      Sixth day is celebrated as ‘Yama Dwitya’ or ‘Bhai Dooj’ when Goddess Yamuna invited her brother lord Yamraj (god of death) to his home for feat. On this day sisters invite their brother for fest at their home. After doing ‘tilak’ on forehead brother touches feet of sister and give them a gift. When Yamraj went to Yamuna home he gave her a promise that who so ever will celebrate this day he will not take him to his world rather they will be sent to ‘Baikunth Lok’ (abode of Vishnu).

      Book West India Travel Tours and see glorious festival celebrated with great joy in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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