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6 Prophesies For Future Of Travel

6 Prophesies For Future Of Travel

Technological innovations and advancements have overcome the long distance travelling concept; now travelling from one continent to another is a dream come true. There was a time when Christopher Columbus took the risk of voyaging into the great oceans, desiring to reach India but discovered America instead. But now technology has developed beyond thinking and people are now touching moon, big research organisations are leaving their satellites in the sky and getting the live images sitting comfortably at one place. Today travel has become cosier where one can travel across the seven seas just by sitting in an aeroplane and cover the distance. World tours are today seen as small amusement trips, but if we move back to the history and talk about world tour, one will feel that the another  [...]

Seven Mini Paradises Worth A Visit

Seven Mini Paradises Worth A Visit

Travel is filled with delightfulness and contentment and lets you to visit some of the most exciting places like ancient informative museums, some beautiful locations but it often ends up leading you exhausted and tired with break neck trips and routes. So it is a smart choice to choose small and marvellous locations which do not extract much of you, but at the same time gives you the pleasure and also lets you to explore never seen before locations. It should be an idyllic and enthralling location away from the routine life, far away from the normal hustle and bustle. So below are some of the best secret hideaways worth checking out around the world. Howth, Ireland Located in the arms of eastern Ireland, this soothing sleepy location is just a perfect destination to give rest to your  [...]

Incredible India…! New Ventures To Success

Incredible India…! New Ventures To Success

Today in the time of global meltdown, where everyone is sacked off from their jobs, some are going through throbbing salary cut offs and most of them are suffering ill effects of recession in the face of unemployment, some one are at the verge of losing their jobs. Our Ministry of tourism has found some fresh interesting tactics and strategies to entice the tourists from all over the globe. The idea behind this is to escalate foreign currency in the country and also to increase tourists visits to create employment. And what is conspicuous presents a new and enhanced ‘upscale India’. The secret to touch the summit of success’s answer is the very idea of branding in a fresh way, truly this has helped India to gain globe trotters from all around the world. This is not my word but  [...]

The Burning Man Festival in Nevada – Not Just A Nomenclature – Part II

The Burning Man Festival in Nevada – Not Just A Nomenclature – Part II

The Burning Man Festival challenges all those who attend it to free oneself from the bondages of time that seems to have a bearing on all, making us come to realization that comfort is merely in one’s mind as opposed to be thought to being a physical one. The no-littering policy at the Burning Man is stringently adhered to with one not allowed to even carry loose sparkle. With diminutive need of finances, one is supposed to get their supply of edibles and water needed for sustenance. ‘Giving’ is the essential spirit of the Burning Man with one and all who consent to participating in it being expected to wilfully engage in this. The cost of the entry ticket encompasses the crude basics like the enormous common round tent, few power sources, lavatory among others. With just the  [...]

The Burning Man Festival- Not Just A Nomenclature – Part I

The Burning Man Festival- Not Just A Nomenclature – Part I

Experience the Burning Man Festival, an event that is totally a class apart, highly ingenious, thought-provoking and stirring event of human expression ever found on the face of the planet. The Burning Man is a transitory commune that bounces to life on the derelict landscapes of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert professing key principles of elemental eloquence and self-sufficiency. This prominently arty and counter-ethnic annual event attracts scores of people to the Nevada desert lasting for three weeks subsequent to which it vanishes into thin air, departing with no hint of its alleys, mammoth wire-cased effigies, jazz coffee bars and lamp-illuminated roads. Zilch of its existence lingers on, not a shred of clutter remains, with the blowing wind clearing out even the tyre tracks on  [...]

Siena’s Hair-Raising Il Palio

Siena’s Hair-Raising Il Palio

During the key days of 2nd July and 16th August annually, the quaint medieval Siena city props to life to bear witness to the spectacular Il Palio folk celebrations unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The allegiance towards the annual horse race is the inspiration to offer gratitude to the Madonna. Globally branded as the wholly inimitable horse race, it is actually definitely more than what is perceived, the grounding for which ensued through the year with 17 town districts or contradas putting their heart, soul and moolah into every perceivable endeavour to attain victory. As dusk sets in on the day prior to the race, thousands of locals eat out in the elaborately staged extravagant feasts organised by every contrada to practise their definite winning festivities. As the sun sets  [...]

Pulsating Esala Perahera

Pulsating Esala Perahera

With the waxing August moon of the Esala month, unfurls a ten day lasting pageantry of sorts in Kandy, Sri Lanka, a mesmerising procession that has been devoutly adhered to since 300 AD. The captivating revelry is believed to be a harbinger of rainfall, fecundity, bumper crops and sound health. The festival is a tasteful blend of Hindu and Buddhist ideologies and a dual homage to Skanda and Buddha.  As dusk sets in, the boom of the olden cannons and the lashing sounds of a dozen whips is a pompous call to commence the festivities, as the Perahera or marchers span the streets during the ten day long festivities that get more elaborate and lengthy, with the concluding night being the finest treat to all senses. As the annual, vibrant Esala Perahera getting to a roaring start, one is simply  [...]