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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  [...]

Storms in Europe and the Slugging Travel

Storms in Europe and the Slugging Travel

The festive as well as the holiday season has already arrived. People have set plans for visiting places across the globe, and the travel bags are ready to be packed. Some have already spoken to their cousins and relatives, in other countries, of coming over for the festive holiday week. And what is this? The snow falls heavy on all the plans and breaks them like glass, without sound. Europe is laden with snow, carried in storms, and people have been jailed in their homes, without actual locks on the doors. The snow on the roads and on top of houses has worked instead of locks and chains, to bind people to their homes, in Europe. Those who are already out of houses, on the airports, have been facing conditions even worse. They could neither pass through the plan of traveling to other parts  [...]

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  [...]

Monet garden: Pride of Giverny

Monet garden: Pride of Giverny

Nestled at a distance of 50 miles from Paris, Monet garden in the Normandy’s Eure Department is among the most praised cottage gardens in the world. Designed by the internationally acclaimed French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the garden in the Epte River valley is now 84 years old. In the olden days, the landscape design of Europe was much influenced by art and literature. Monet was an expert in both landscape design as well as landscape painting. However, the Monet garden design was strongly influenced by the landscape painting. Today, the garden reveals this influence very well. Further, Monet always loved to paint in the open air and that too at different hours for revealing variation in light. Therefore, the Monet garden is a picture rather than a painting subject attracting  [...]

Cinque Terre: Scenic hiking trip

Cinque Terre: Scenic hiking trip

Regarded as one of the Italy’s treasures, Cinque Terre is a rocky coastal area adorning the Italian Riviera’s Liguria region. It is the home of ‘Five Lands’ that encompasses five famous hamlets namely, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore. These villages, shoreline, and the flanking hillsides now belong to the Cinque Terre National Park. This World Heritage site is remarkable for its natural beauty and the settlements that people have made over centuries along with terraces upon the steep and rocky landscape ending on the cliffs projecting into the sea. Upon a look, it might look scary, but it is a pure fun! Undoubtedly, Cinque Terre is the very famous destination on the tourist map. Although the villages are connected by trains and boats, tourists like  [...]

Playa Montroig Camping Resort

Playa Montroig Camping Resort

Welcome to one of ideal camping European resorts! Nestled in the woods along the Costa Dorada’s sandy beaches, the Playa Montroig camping resort is a dream retreat for you and your family to uniquely explore the best of Mediterranean and enjoy the never-felt comfort with its kind service. To explore Playa Montroig means experiencing the ultimate tranquility, harmony, relaxation, comfort, nature, strict hygiene, and family environment required for a truly memorable holiday. In this resort, you will encounter all types of amenities including shops, restaurants, clubs for adults and children, games room, theater, fitness centre, beauty salon, mini golf, diving centre, tennis, and an activity centre. Costa Dorada is a land of diversity with its miles of beaches as well as bays, serene hamlets,  [...]

Mexican cave diving in the famous Yucatan

Mexican cave diving in the famous Yucatan

Looking for some challenging adventure in the waters of Mexico? Then, it is none other than cave diving – the most dangerous and exciting on Earth! Mexican cave diving is just matchless because of its opportunity to see its indigenous marine species that are not found anywhere else on the planet. Considered one of the world’s best experiences, the diving here is of two types namely, the cave diving and cavern diving, which also are the unique types of cenote diving. A cenote refers to a fresh water body linked to the underwater caverns as well as other cenotes. A round hole in ground is a standard cenote seen all across Mexico. Now, a cavern diving refers to dive near to the cave entrance and being under the sunlight; while a cave diving involves swimming in the cave where there is no sunlight.  [...]

Jomsom Trek: Part of Annapurna circuit

Jomsom Trek: Part of Annapurna circuit

Belonging to the famous Annapurna circuit trek, the Jomsom trek is one of the most taken up hiking adventures that takes one through the Kali Gandaki River’s valley from Pokhara to the most sacred destination of Muktinath. This latter spot is a pilgrimage destination on the Tibetan plateau for both Hindus and Buddhist. Not rising over 3800 m and taking you via its highest elevation point of 5400 m Thorung La, this trek is comparatively easy and is known for its wonderfully diverse experience. The Jomsom trek is certainly a great chance to explore the charm as well as witness of the Annapurna. It is 8 to 10 days trek that begins from the Pokhara city in north and then meanders via the Poon Hill as well as the Dhaulagiri icefall offering each hiker the delightful vistas of the mountains.  [...]

Kailash trek through Simikot: Adventurous and exciting

Kailash trek through Simikot: Adventurous and exciting

Soaring until 6714 m, Mount Kailash is the most sacred pilgrimage destination for more than one religious cult. It is not only the dream of Hindus, but is also a desire of the Jains, Buddhists, and Bonpos to trek Mount Kailash. For Hindus, it is the home of Lord Shiva, Jains consider it to be the spot from where their first apostle Lord Rishabhdeva was liberated, and Buddhists consider it to be the site which Buddha magically visited in 5th century B.C leaving footprints on the rocks of Kora surrounding Kailash. Surprisingly, this sacred mountain believed to be the centre of the universe was formed 50 millions years ago, even before the Himalayas. It is a remotely notable peak in western Tibet, which is the most worshipped by over thousands of people annually. The only way to reach here  [...]

Queen Charlotte Track: Superb shoreside walk in New Zealand

Queen Charlotte Track: Superb shoreside walk in New Zealand

Nestled atop the South Island, the Queen Charlotte Track is the best way to enjoy a magnificent tour of the Marlborough Sounds including the Anakiwa in the Grove Arm and legendary Ship Cove featuring unrivaled vistas of Kenepuru as well as Queen Charlotte Sounds. Of all the three, the Queen Charlotte Sound is famous that is ruled by deep coves, bays, and bushy shorelines perfect for kayaking. The Queen Charlotte Track lies exactly in between the smallest Keneperu Sound and Queen Charlotte Sound, which is a 71 km long. This trail is now internationally acclaimed for its breathtaking vistas; skyline ridges; legendary landmarks; diverse landscapes of forest and bays; and stunning assortment of indigenous plants and wildlife. For any hiker or walker, the Queen Charlotte Track is the ideal paradise  [...]

Arenal volcano: Most active in Costa Rica

Arenal volcano: Most active in Costa Rica

Nestled at a distance of 90 km from San Jose in northwest Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano is an active soaring over 5000 feet in the district of La Fortuna. It is known by many more names such as Canaste, Volcan Rio Frio, Pan de Azucar, and Volcan Costa Rica. Believed to be not even 7000 years, the Arenal volcano is a young strato volcano that boasts a shape of a cone whose surface is highly vegetated and a crater that is quite wide. Formerly, it was the volcano with only one crater at its peak, but after the eruption of 1968, three additional craters got formed on the western sides of which one is only seen currently. Regarded as the Costa Rica’s most active volcano, the Arenal volcano is also among the world’s 10 most active volcanoes. As per the experts, the volcanic activity is today  [...]

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