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When Should We Visit Toronto?

When Should We Visit Toronto?

The best time to visit Toronto according to many locals and people coming to the city on different seasons is: the falls. During the falls, the skies of Toronto stay sunny and the climate also brisk remains temperate. The falls of Toronto can also be described as the festive season of the city, which makes visit to the city even more exciting during the falls. Visiting Toronto in the month of December can also offer a wide range of remarkable experiences for you; however, try that only if you love moving around on snow clad roads. December is also marked by big celebrations. However, you should avoid visiting the city in January; during this time the temperature lowers significantly; the unbearably cold winds will not allow you to roam around d and make the most of your stay in Toronto. The  [...]

The Celebrations during pongal festival

The Celebrations during pongal festival

What is Pongal? It is the sole Hindu festival that follows solar calendar. Pongal gets celebrated annually on the 14th of January. This festival is extremely significant astronomically as it coincides with the start of Uttarayana (the 6 month period in which the sun moves northwards). The Hindus consider the period of Uttarayana to be extremely auspicious (on the contrary, in Hinduism, Dakshinaayana i.e. the sun’s southern movement is considered to be inauspicious). The period of Uttarayana sees celebration of a number of important events. The Hindu temples during Pongal hosts elaborate celebrations garnished with symphony created by clarinets, drums, conch shells etc. Pongal is celebrated primarily to mark the ending of traditional farming season; during this festival the hardworking  [...]

Top 3 Places to Visit in Frankfurt

Top 3 Places to Visit in Frankfurt

The German city of Frankfurt is the 5th largest city of the country and is also designated as the business center of Germany. However, there’s no shortage of sightseeing opportunities, if you are visiting Frankfurt for a family vacation or looking to spend some extra days in the city after the hectic business meets. Here are the top 3 places to visit in Frankfurt: Goethe Haus: This is the house where the famous writer and poet of Germany, Johan Wolfgang Goethe was born. This place is preserved not only as the abode of Goethe, but also as paradigm revealing the standard of living of the rich and famous people during the end of the Baroque era. Goethe Haus was reconstructed after being destroyed during the World War II. The place stays open from 10 am to 5.30 pm every day. Admission fees  [...]

Sightseeing Options during Your Visit to Burundi

Sightseeing Options during Your Visit to Burundi

Burundi, a small nation located in the Eastern part of Africa is quite popular among the tourists. This country is adjacent to other African countries like Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda. In spite of being a celebrate tourist destination, Burundi is rated as one of the poorest nations of the world. The area of Burundi is around 28,000 sq Km and it has a population of close to 8.7million. Below we have mentioned the most famous sightseeing options of this country. 1) The Kibira National Park: The wild life of this National park includes baboons, chimpanzees, the monkey breed known as cercophitecus, black colobes etc. Kibira is intersected by 180Km paths, which are primarily use by the car patrols of the guards of Kibira and tourists traveling through the National park on motor vehicles. 2)  [...]

3 Most Celebrated Amusement Parks in Beijing

3 Most Celebrated Amusement Parks in Beijing

The amusement parks of Beijing make it an ideal place to travel with your family. When you are in this capital city of China, you will never have to worry about how you can make the tour a fun ride for your kids. The amusement parks of the city have made the job easier for you. Beijing Amusement Park: Here you will get to enjoy 38 carnie rides. Each of this rides come with a notice board offering you helpful descriptions of the rides. The descriptions are written both in Chinese and English, as this place play host to hundreds foreigners every day besides the natives of China. The most famous rides of the Beijing Amusement Park include: a pirate ship’s pendulum, the spinning teacups, double-decker carousels etc. Another highlight of this amusement park is a collection of carnival-styled  [...]

Koala Park Sanctuary: A Sensation of Sydney, Australia

Koala Park Sanctuary: A Sensation of Sydney, Australia

When we speak about traveling Australia, one of the first things that come to our mind is the cute and cuddly koalas. If you really wish to come across the Koalas during your visit to Australia, you should plan a trip to the Koala Park Sanctuary of Sydney, Australia. The sanctuary hosts 4 Koala shows every day at 10.20am, 11.45am, 2pm and 3pm. During these shows, you will be allowed to cuddle, pat, feed the koalas; you can also get photographs clicked with these gorgeous creatures. If you wish, you can also roam around with koalas in your lap within the 10acre land consisting of gardens, eucaplypt grove and rainforest. Other than interacting with the koalas, you can also spend time with kangaroos, meet the wombats or chat with cockatoos during your day out at the Koala Park Sanctuary. The  [...]

Top 3 Places to Visit in Durban South Africa

Top 3 Places to Visit in Durban South Africa

Durban has the biggest area among all the cities of KwaZulu Natal, a province of South Africa. Currently this South African city is spoken about in the same breath with the fastest developing urban regions of the world. The Durban port is busiest of all ports of the country and is also rated among the ten largest ports of the world. The tourism of Durban is also in a flourishing state with a number of worthy sightseeing opportunities present in the city. This article will inform you about the three must visit destinations in the city of Durban. The Amphitheater Gardens: You should never miss visiting this place during your Durban visit, if you love natural beauty. Here you will get to see uncommon subtropical plants. There are fountains and ponds enhancing the natural treasure of the  [...]

Touring the City of Jodhpur

Touring the City of Jodhpur

Jodhpur, a city of the Indian state of Rajasthan is the second largest city of the state. Jodhpur is situated 335 Km away from the capital city of the state, Jaipur. Geographically, the city of Jodhpur is located at the foothills of sandstone mounds in the deserts of Rajasthan. Often the city is described as an oasis amid the vast deserts. The city is flocked by tourists almost throughout the year. The tourist population coming to Jodhpur consists of both Indians and foreigners. The city is known for its tremendous hospitality, which is a common trait of majority of the Indian cities. The tourist destinations in Jodhpur represent the city’s heritage, traditions and splendor. The city is known for its glorious past and you can have a glimpse of it while visiting the palaces, forts and other  [...]

How to Reach the Brazilian City of Manaus?

How to Reach the Brazilian City of Manaus?

The Brazilian city of Manaus is located on Rio Negro; the city has a population of around 2.5 million. You can get into the city by plane. The city is 2200 Km away from the capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and you will need around 4 hours for reaching Manaus from the capital city. If you are coming from North America, a direct airplane ride will take you to Manaus much faster compared to the backtracking rides via Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. If you are visiting the city from Europe, you will need to reach either North America or Central America first and then take the flight to Manaus. The most well known Airlines offering flights to Manaus are: Copa Airlines, United Airlines, Azul Airlines etc. To make a journey a little more exciting, you can opt for boat rides for reaching Manaus. This  [...]

Spending Time at the Bondi Beach

Spending Time at the Bondi Beach

Are you going to spend a part of your summer vacation in Bondi Beach of New South Wales, Australia? If yes, then the discussion below will help you immensely. It will guide you about ways of spending time in Bondi Beach. You will hardly get a better place for learning ways of surfing than the Bondi Beach. This beach hosts the first Surf Life Saving Club of the world. You will also come across several surf schools where you can learn tricks of catching the waves. The experience of surfing in the Bondi Beach will surely be something you would love to treasure. You can also spend few hours in Bondi markets. Bondi markets are opened every Sunday on the ground of the Public School. If you love to bargain while shopping, this Sunday market will offer you hundreds of bargaining opportunities.  [...]