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Peninsula Hotel Shanghai

Peninsula Hotel Shanghai

Welcome to the young retreat close to The Bund! Boasting glamour on a dignified scale, the Peninsula Hotel Shanghai commemorates the come back of its typical luxury style in the most chic city of Asia. Contrasting with the historic Bund, the modern look of the exterior is all set to offer the state-of-art comfort and amenities along with the splendid river vistas all of which together add the touch of elegance to any kind of holiday – leisure, family, or business. The overall design reflects the idea of reintroducing the tranquility of the 1920’s rich merchant’s home on a large scale. One more admiring aspect of the Peninsula Hotel Shanghai is that is near to some of the major attraction such as The Bund, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Museum, and Yu Yuan Garden. Rooms At  [...]

Taj Hotel Mumbai, India

Taj Hotel Mumbai, India

Welcome to the biggest urban oasis of the financial capital of India! Officially known as the Taj Mahal Palace, the Taj Hotel Mumbai is the urban oasis close to the historical monument of Gateway of India. Soaring high in front of the vast stretching Arabian Sea, this city-center hotel is mostly preferred for its location from where one can reach the Rajabai Tower, National Gallery of Modern Art, and Prince of Wales Museum very easily. With over 500 rooms, 7 restaurants, contemporary business amenities, and a full-service spa, the Taj Hotel Mumbai is the choice of the VIPs, celebrities, foreigners, and the other icons. Rooms The Taj Hotel Mumbai is the home of 565 guestrooms including 46 suites each of which offers sea or city vistas. No matter which one you choose, each room is well  [...]

Socotra Island: Galapagos of the Arabian Sea

Socotra Island: Galapagos of the Arabian Sea

If you like to travel alien places on the planet, then the Socotra Island is one of them. This one is so remote, untouched, and lonely that it will captivate your mind and eyes in no time. This is the perfect holiday destination if you are no more wishing to spend a vacation on the hustling metropolitan streets, but desire to spend amidst a secluded or strangely diverse location. Yes, one of the main attractions on the Socotra Island is its strange looking flora and fauna that are rare, but still easy to spot and spectacular. If you a wildlife lover, then spotting thousands of such botanicals, marine creatures, and sea birds that the nature has made for you to take away your loneliness is just a matchless experience. The Socotra Island is a petite archipelago of four islets accessible easily  [...]

Sabarimala temple: Best pilgrimage spot in Kerala

Sabarimala temple: Best pilgrimage spot in Kerala

Pride of the Sahyadri ranges nestled in the Gods’ own country Kerala, the Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is the most thronged pilgrimage site perched at a great elevation. It is one of the most vital Indian shrines. Simply called the Sabarimala (Mount Sabari) temple, the shrine is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa who is the third son of Lord Shiva and had meditated at the site after slaying Mahishi, a demon. According to one more legend, the creator of Kerala, Parashuram, enshrined the idol of the Lord here for revering him. Today, the temple has become so famous that besides the countless devotees, tourists from all around the world come here during the peak times from November to January. Unique aspects Sabarimala temple is unique in many terms. First, although it is open to anybody  [...]

Thar Desert Safari: Cruising the sand dunes

Thar Desert Safari: Cruising the sand dunes

A safari of the Thar Desert is a refreshing as well as exciting sojourn with camels, caravans, and royalty. Nestled on the Rajasthan’s western frontier, the enormous expanses of this Great Indian Desert is among the unique topographical exhibit of India. The moment we hear 'Rajasthan', nothing but the shimmering pictures of extensive sand dunes butter up our vision. And it is this never-ending spheres of blonde sands that engulf a plethora of probing legends of merchants along with their caravans that even today has a say in the world of local traditions as well as story books. If you are a valiant as well as inquisitive for plunging into the Thar Desert, then a festival of entertainment is just about to approach you of which the golden scenery is first to hit. So, get ready to explore  [...]

Potala Palace: Epitome of Perfection

Potala Palace: Epitome of Perfection

Potala Palace is wonderfully perched on Marpo Ri hill, which is nearly 130 meters above the valley of Lhasa. Potala Palace stretches for an additional 170 meters. It is one of the most popular structures in Tibet. Most legendary stories that concern the hill speak of a sacred cave. This cave is supposed to be the dwelling region of the Bodhisattva Chenresi, also known as Avilokiteshvara. Emperor Songtsen Chenresi used the structure as a meditation retreat during the seventh century AD. In 637 AD a palace was constructed on the hill by Songtsen Gampo. The structure stood in good condition till the 17th century. It was then made part of the greater buildings’ foundations. The fifth Dalai Lama ordered the construction of the palace in 1645. The construction of Potrang Karpo or White Palace  [...]

Shaolin Monastery: Spectacular in Sight

Shaolin Monastery: Spectacular in Sight

Shaolin Monastery is situated in Song Mountain, Dengfeng City, which, in turn, is situated in Henan Province. It is regarded as the ‘Number 1 temple under Heaven.’ Shaolin Monastery made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2010. Shaolin Monastery is the focal point for Chinese Zen Buddhism and Martial Arts, including Shaolin Cudgel. Over the mountains one can get a spectacular glimpse of pines and wild flowers. The scene is completed with the singing birds and spattering brooks. Shaolin Monastery has wonderful attractions, including Hall of Heavenly Kings, Pagoda Forest, Mahavira Hall, Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center, and Dharma Cave. Visitors can avail of the virtual guide at the Shaolin monastery. Visitors first encounter the Shanmen Hall. The hall is adorned with  [...]

Terracotta Army: Simply Terrific

Terracotta Army: Simply Terrific

The warriors and horses of the Terracotta Army are the most important archaeological excavations carried out in the 20th century. Work is still going on in this region. It lies nearly 1.5 km to the east of the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, located at Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi province. It is a must-visit for those who wish to tour China. Qin Shi Huang ascended the throne at the tender age of 13. He became the first emperor of China. He began the construction work for his own tomb. It was completed in eleven years. It is often rumored that several treasure items and objects of sacrifice served as an accompaniment to the emperor’s after life. A small group of farmers discovered some pieces of pottery as they tried to dig a well near the royal tomb in the year 1974. This discovery caught  [...]

Buddha statues: Five tallest ones

Buddha statues: Five tallest ones

When Gautam Buddha was alive, he had enamored the world with his unique compassion towards the human beings and his incredible state of enlightenment. And this even continues today in form of the great Buddha statues that pulls people of all castes from across the world. In fact, the territory of the Southeast Asia is adorned with astonishing Buddha sculpture showing different Buddhas. These Buddhas are now one of the top attractions in this part of the globe. Some of these Buddha statues are simple, while a few of them shine well. Irrespective of where you are a Buddhist or not, these Buddhas will continue to fascinate you on your trip to the Southeast Asia. So, this time when you plan to visit this part of the Earth, do take a tour of these tallest Buddhas on Earth all of which are in China,  [...]

Mohenjo Daro: The lost pride of the Indus valley

Mohenjo Daro: The lost pride of the Indus valley

We all are aware of this ancient civilization of Mohenjo Daro that once used to thrive in the Indus valley. Literally meaning Mound of the Dead, Mohenjo Daro is also called the Ancient Indus Valley Metropolis. The ruins of this popular ancient city is even today in the Indus valley, which is now an important archaeological as well as a World Heritage site. The Mohenjo Daro civilization is regarded as among the largest city-settlements and today is nestled in the Sindh Province of Pakistan. As per the archaeologists, the Mohenjo Daro civilization came into existence in 2600 BCE during which it was regarded as one of the early urban settlements on Earth. Originally, the city was erected on a Pleistocene ridge that was in the flood plain, which has submerged today because of the frequent flooding  [...]

Jordan: Tracking the historical and adventurous heritage

Jordan: Tracking the historical and adventurous heritage

What comes to your mind when you think of Jordan? Petra, Jordan River, or Dead Sea? Well, all these are the min-blowing attractions of the Middle East. Petra is among the New Seven Wonders of the World, while the Jordan River was the site where Lord Jesus was baptized. Besides these, there are many more highlights here in the form of ruined Roman cities, forts, Crusader fortresses, and mighty biblical sites. For those who love adventures, they can head to the Dead Sea and Gulf of Aqaba for having fun under sun and with bun. Above all, the Middle East nation of Jordan is the safest place for a vacation. I first visited the Citadel Hill that is the capital Amman. This is where you will know about the historic times of this city through the old ruins and artifacts of the Stone Age now housed  [...]

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