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Come Drape Yourself in the Indian Sari

Come Drape Yourself in the Indian Sari

Ever seen a flowing river gurgling with its waters flowing steeply in full flow? Ever wondered what it takes to have a waterfall flowing down in full force? Ever seen an Indian woman wearing a sari with flowing tresses on her head? The Indian Sari – The epitome of grace and elegance. This narrow strip of material that is either six meters or nine meters long is a daily garb of many women in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Burma. Besides some of the Bhutanese and the Malaysians are also seen wearing the sari. The sari is normally worn by wrapping it around the waist with one end being put over the shoulder. The beauty and grace of wearing the sari lies on exposing the midriff to the right limit. Normally worn after wearing the petticoat, which is a long skirt, the sari is worn by wearing  [...]

Dosa – It’s a matter of the batter

Dosa – It’s a matter of the batter

Sunday mornings normally are dosa mornings in most of the South Indian household. Join any South Indian family for breakfast on a Sunday and you will be greeted with the scent of the linseed oil flavor and the tasty aroma of the mixed vegetables cooked in tamarind pulp called sambar. Dosa the universally famous pancake from the Southern Part of India. A fermented mix of rice and black lentils , this dish has found its way into the International Cuisine and many chefs have had their own versions of making the global favorite – the dosa. Tracing its origins back to centuries ago when in the 6th century the dosa had found  a mention in the Tamil Literature. However there is an opinion which says that the dosa originated in the State of Karnataka in Udipi. This very popular and nutritious  [...]

Maximum Know How on a Mini Trip

Maximum Know How on a Mini Trip

There are days when you want to go for a break but would want to make it sound less elaborate. So instead of a flight you might want to take a drive down. Instead of a hired car you might want to trek it up. Have you ever wanted to do something complete yet in a mild way? That is what a mini destination is all about. Whenever you set out on a place, it is not required that you should have a complete planned schedule for it. There are days when you just decided on the spur of the moment that you would want to go somewhere where you feel you could unwind, relax and then get back to routine. World over there are many places where there are spots for a sudden retreat. In India, such spots are endless. They are found like the drop of a hat, but many a time in spite of having a thorough knowledge  [...]

Chitwan National Park- A Journey with Eco-Tourism

Chitwan National Park- A Journey with Eco-Tourism

Of the many eco parks and the places of green expanse in the world, one of the recent ones is the Chitwan National Park in the country of Nepal. Earlier known as the Royal Chitwan National Park, this park was founded in the year 1973. In the year 1984, it got the position of a World Heritage site. Covering an area of 932 Sq km, this is found in the Chitwan district of Nepal. At a height of 100 to 815 m it is found in the Churia Hills in Nepal. Long time ago, this park was the favorite ground for hunting for the people of Nepal. Here the hunters used to hunt for leopards, sloth bears, tigers etc. In the year 1950, poaching became widespread here and the first law towards conservation was laid in the year 1957 wherein the rhinos came under protection. Thus the area around River Rapti was recreated  [...]

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Every morning when we get ready for another day, there is one moment of our life that we do or say something that could be beneficial to the surroundings. Simple acts like watering a plant or removing the clutter helps to keep the surroundings and therefore the environment clean. Conservation is the need of the hour and nature conservation is a necessity today. Today the world is at a stage where plants and animals are getting extinct and we as human beings and being the more intelligent species should ensure that this is curbed. Endangered species is a group of organisms that stands a risk of getting extinct either because of its lessened numbers or because it is being threatened by parameters related to the environment. Thus the International Union for Conservation of Nature has actually  [...]

Halle Tony Garnier

Halle Tony Garnier

Halle Tony Garnier is among the chief concert venues and exhibition halles in the city of Lyon in France. The Halle Tony Garnier is the third biggest auditorium in France, after the Palais Omnisports de Paris - Bercy as well as the Arena that is up coming in Montpellier. The Halle Tony Garnier have been witness to a whole lot of major acts such as Sting, Mark Knopfler, Aerosmith, Metallica as well as a whole lot of international performers and popular musicians. The Halle was built in the 1909 – 1914 period. The Halle Tony Garnier is a major structure in Lyon city and akin to an icon for the city. The halle was inaugurated in the year nineteen fourteen as a major structure part of a project finalized as the “industrial city.” Nowadays, the Halle Tony Garnier is used as a location  [...]

Paraiso De La Bonita, Cancun

Paraiso De La Bonita, Cancun

Officially known as the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, this cool resort is situated in the mesmerizing Riviera Maya’s Petempich Bay. Reachable from the Yucatan Peninsula’s Puerto Morelos in 10 minutes and from the Cancun International Airport in 20 minutes, Zoetry Paraiso amidst its lush mangrove and landscaped garden setting ensure an intimately elegant stay via its opulent suites. The sweeping private beach as well as the fountain-lined pathways, shinning pools, and open courtyards all harnessing the Mayan culture charm makes the Paraiso De La Bonita an art piece to savor. Hotel Paraiso De La Bonita is undoubtedly an outstanding luxurious retreat featuring the concept of Endless Privileges that include sumptuous amenities, finest services, and epicurean meals to gratify each second of  [...]

A day in the Home of Mukesh Ambani

A day in the Home of Mukesh Ambani

So, you heard Mukesh Ambani’s name lately? Mukesh Ambani is a businessperson from India, who is the chairperson of Reliance Industries Limited. He is the one who became the richest man in the world, just for a few hours, owing to a surge in the Stock market of India, which was a result of a major miscalculation. This does not stop him from being among the top five richest men in the world. Mukesh Ambani is said to have a current net worth of well over USD fifty billion and having said so is positively and surely amongst the five richest men in the world. Why all this talk on Mukesh Ambani suddenly, you ask? Besides being the richest man in India, he is also building the world’s biggest house and office complex for his family and himself. Now when we tell you that he has fifty billion  [...]

Whale watching Safari in South Africa

Whale watching Safari in South Africa

South Africa is the land of many wonders and whether you are in the land or in the waters of the region your eyes won’t stop witnessing wondrous creatures. Be it the flora or fauna every single object will enthrall you to the hilt. Every year thousands of people come to South Africa to quench their wander lust and go away with the mindful of memories and heart full of hopes to return on the riches wonder land of the earth. One of the most interesting safaris of the region is whale watching safari. The safari continues for 13 days and takes you to one of the fascination places where the whale thrive. The safari starts of with a small tour in the Cape Town. The place has some of the wonderful and breathtaking sceneries and you can enjoy township tour as well as an exclusive tour for baboon  [...]

Ecotourism in South Africa

Ecotourism in South Africa

The name itself is enough to spread the adventure around the air and adventure freak will decide instantly to pack their bags and get ready to leave for the place. There are several places in South Africa that are verdant enough to preserve the natural treasures of the world. The wildlife watch of the place can be a great idea and more because of the well-designed trips offered by the tour operates there. Among the best places in South Africa probably the most visited ones are Cape Route and garden Route. These areas are well known for the stunning views that it involves. The dramatic vies of Table Mountain situated on the city of Cape Town is worth watching and the restaurants, wine lands, township tour will fascinate you as well. The tour operators have recently added some more adventure  [...]

Walking safari in Northern Kenya

Walking safari in Northern Kenya

People go for jeep safari and camel safari often but can you imagine going to a walking safari? It can be an amazing experience to walk through the wonders of nature that have been to the lands of Kenya. It is not a tiring walk along the grass and forest lands as is commonly thought from its name. Tourists have the option of deciding the duration of the safari and thus can make the tip delightful in their own terms. Typically, such a trip involves four days and the guests are guided by Maasai tribal and Samburu locales. The trip will be exclusively for the northern part of the Kenya. The guests will be received either at Porini Rhino Camp or at Nanyuki on the first day and then they will start of with a new and short safari. On your way you will be fascinated to see the herds of Oryx, Zebra  [...]

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