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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 Watery Lifeline – Water Conservation

The Watery Lifeline – Water Conservation

H plus 2 plus O is H20. Wish it were that simple. It is not as simple as mixing 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen and voila we have water. No. This simple chemical formula is an intrigue for all of us who are a part of Planet Earth. Today water is the need of the hour and thus water conservation is a must. Let us get to know how we could save wastage of water. In our gardens we have the system of sprinklers. If we use it such that only the lawns are watered and the water does not splash on the outer boundaries it is a good water conservation tip. Besides it is better to do this in the early mornings or late evenings when the evaporation is less. Drip irrigation is a good way of saving water while watering big shrubs and huge trees. When we rinse the fruits and vegetables  [...]

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  [...]

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  [...]

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  [...]

Seven days of photographic workshop in wild Kenya

Seven days of photographic workshop in wild Kenya

The wildlife photographers of the world can get thrilled with a journey idea to Kenya as there are trips which are specially designed for photographers. The trip consists of six nights in Kenya’s wild life zone, the famous Mara region. The safari will take you to the famous two wildlife reserves of Kenya Olare Orok Conservancy, Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara Reserve. The tourists will be guided by the famous wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio. Upon arrival at Nairobi, the guests will be taken to the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi and after a one night stay the journey will start the next day. On the first day all the guests will meet Paolo Torchio and the initial introduction and briefing will be accomplished. The second and third day will be visit to the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. The journey  [...]

Journey to the mystical land of Jordan

Journey to the mystical land of Jordan

Africa is the place for the people of who wants to know the details of the forbidden land and Jordan is one of the famous places which is sought after by millions. The journey becomes fantastic when you can visit the treasures of Jordan like Rose City in Petra, the aesthetic landscape of the coast of Dead Sea. But the best part of Jordan is the wild part of Jordan which includes natural reserves of Dana and Ajlun. There are designed tours to these places to give maximum pleasure to the tourists. The tours take guests to the areas that are most famous and give the real feel of the wildness of Jordan. The 8 days trip starts from the arrival at the airport of Amman International where the representative of the tour operators will pick the tourists and shall take them to Amman Arena Hotel. The  [...]

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