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Festive destinations in the World

Festive destinations in the World

All over the world there are tourists who travel across to see the beautiful sights, wonderful structures and amazing monuments. The festive destinations in the world are one way of experiencing the beauty of nature at its best. Christmas decorations are there in the malls and the high streets and the commuters get that festive look when there is a festival around. The bright flashing lights and the lovely sights of the happy children and the beautiful ambience lends more beauty to the travellers eye. Let us known exactly how we would spend our vacation in festive locations. So the warm sunny weather that dominates places like Egypt during the festive season, make the place a great place to escape that Christmas Chills. So come here to Egypt and you would get the best festive destination  [...]

Travel pleasures in the World Shakespeare Festival

Travel pleasures in the World Shakespeare Festival

The World Shakespeare Festival is an event that is held in memory of the greatest playwright in the world William Shakespeare. This is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It has collaborated with the leading United Kingdom and other international arts organizations. It is a major international event which is produced by the Shakespeare Globe. The World Shakespeare Festival is actually part of the Cultural Olympiad and would feature in the London 2012 festival. The British Council is in support of some of the international partnerships that are related to the education programmes. Two Roses for Richard III This would be in the Courtyard Theatre from May 7 to May 12 at Stratford upon Avon. Again from May 18 to May 23 it would be in Roundhouse in London. This production Two Roses  [...]

Small steps big differences – Harihareshwar

Small steps big differences – Harihareshwar

Yes, sometimes some small decisions that we make, go a long way to changing our life in a big way. Such small steps that we take towards making bigger causes enrich our lives and we feel fulfilled. A visit to Harihareshwar is one such journey that one undertakes with small ideas of a tour in mind but It ultimately makes great differences to our daily routine. This seas shore locale in the state of Maharashtra in India lies along the coast of the Konkan in the state. This is popular for its serene ambience, lovely scenic beauty and a virgin expanse of land and water. It is known by the other name of Dakshin Kashi and has great spiritual importance amongst the Hindus. There is a temple here and the presiding deity is the Indian god Shiva. Many people come to Harihareshwar specially to see  [...]

Haridwar – Heavenly Entrance

Haridwar – Heavenly Entrance

If you ever felt you could go to God, and could walk on the path to the Supreme Power then go to Haridwar the Gateway to God. Haridwar means the Gateway to God. Hari means God and Dwar signifies Gate. This pristine religious pilgrim spot in Uttarakhand, is a great Hindu pilgrim destination. Indian culture and tradition is seen at its best here. Haridwar also is known by the names of Mayapuri, Kapilsthan, and Gangadwar etc. Haridwar is the place where the holy River Ganga is said to descend down, and crosses before she gurgles down to  the other town. Haridwar is the place where the Char Dham journey of India begins. The Char Dham journey includes Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. It is believed that any person who takes a holy dip in the River Ganga here attains salvation.   [...]

When the World has Eight Wonders

When the World has Eight Wonders

Meaning Eight Ganeshas, Ashtavinayak, symbolizes the Hindu god of prosperity. The Ashtavinayak journey is very special to the Hindus in India and all devotees look forward to going to this pilgrimage. Located in Maharashtra state in India, the Ashtavinayak temples are in a particular sequence and they have the eight different idols of the elephant God Ganesha. Expanding over eight temples the Asthavinayak journey is one that has to be experienced to be understood exactly what it is all about. There are temples in Maharashtra but the Ganesh temples near Pune are more popular. Let us know the destinations one by one Mayureshwar : The most important of the Ashtavinayak temples, this temple was built with black stone and. The four minarets in this temple give the feeling of being inside a  [...]

Eternal Bliss Ecstasy Guaranteed

Eternal Bliss Ecstasy Guaranteed

Ecstasy is very relative and is something which is felt from the heart. And what better way to get ecstasy than visiting a religious place. You are taken to a land far beyond and totally out of our imagination. This is actual pilgrimage and to experience this you should visit the land of religion and culture – India. When you visit the religious places in India, then Vaishno Devi in Northern part of India comes across as a must see destination. This pristine locale and virgin surrounding in the land of temples India, is a major attraction. With the lovely background of the snow clad mountains, and the cold surrounding the temple at Vaishno Devi is considered an ultimate spot. Once you get the Yatra slip you are registered, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to get past the check post  [...]

Khajuraho – Where Sculptures come alive

Khajuraho – Where Sculptures come alive

If India is a land of villages, then Khajuraho is a land of art and culture. Situated in the Chatarpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India, this small little hamlet has become a major tourist haunt due to its intricately carved temples. Across the world, tourists rave about the charm and grandeur exuded by the sculptures here. Known for the exquisitely carved architectural style, the way human sexuality has been depicted here has to be seen to be believed. Thus it is not a surprise that it tops the list of tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh and the Khajuraho Dance Festival is another occasion to reckon with. Held in the months of February and March, the venue is the open air auditorium here which is also adjacent to the temple of the Sun God and the temple of the Indian  [...]

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  [...]

Cirio de Nazare: The festival of faith and procession

Cirio de Nazare: The festival of faith and procession

Each year Belem is filled with faith, joy, and cheerfulness when the festival of Cirio de Nazare pulls not only the locals, but also the tourists from all across the world. Belem is the key port in Brazil, situated just out of the Amazon and is famous for hosting this largest festival that is dedicated to the Our Lady of Nazareth, Virgin of Nazareth. The faith in worshipping Our Lady of Nazare was first born in Portugal wherein the Mother is believed to have rescued a nobleman as he was just about to fall with his horse into a cliff. Once this story was first told in Belem by the Portuguese, a new miracle took place in which a hunter was unbelievably saved in the Amazonian forest. This devotion to the Nazare Lady is now 200 years old and is certainly the most vital event in the state. Cirio  [...]

Top 5 frightening sites on Halloween night

Top 5 frightening sites on Halloween night

Halloween is among the eeriest days that contrastingly call for celebrations and belief in ghostly fallacy. Formed from the old Celtic followings, religious customs, and European folk traditions;  Halloween is thought to be the time for the dead who become alive, gather at the haunted sights, and roam in the different corners of Earth. Further, it is also said that the devil energy in and around these spirits increase by 10 times on the Halloween day. Even in this modern world of today, there are some locations that have seen these disturbing spirits. Here are the top 5 frightening sites that might witness an unexplained eerie phenomenon on this Halloween. Edinburgh Vault Recognized as the red light district in the start of the 19th century featuring dark and no light rooms; this was the  [...]

The Jubilant Indian Festival of Janmashtami

The Jubilant Indian Festival of Janmashtami

India – A land of cultures, languages, diversity, religions, also a lot of people – which basically sums down to a lot many vibrant festivals and colorful celebrations. Every year Indians celebrate a host of vibrant festivals that keep the country abuzz with some or the other happening. Be it the splendors of the Arabic Seas or the wonders of the gigantic and very pristine Himalayan Mountains – religion and mythology finds a way to weave into the geography and one is living like the legends created by the divine force of Gods and Goddesses. Talking of the Gods, the Hindu mythology is a full of demigods, demigoddesses, even mighty demons and to establish the flag of goodness over evil the Gods. Hindu mythology is comprised of a trident that is made up by Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord  [...]

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