Tourist Attractions in Bangkok
Oct29

Tourist Attractions in Bangkok

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Bangkok Thailand’s sprawling capital, Bangkok is a tourist’s paradise. The place is strewn with star attractions at every step. The shrines overwrought with artistic decorations, the pulsating street life, the tranquil Chao Paraya River, the sumptuous Grand Palace, Buddist temples, and Khmer type spires are a handful of numerous Bangkok attractions that would keep you riveted. Among the best places to visit in Bangkok, we have picked up the top tourist attraction to facilitate preparation of your itinerary easily. Wat Traimit Temple The imposing temple dates back to 13th century and piques itself of it fabulous Buddha image. The 900 years old five tons weight, ten feet high Buddha statue features Sukhothai style craftsmanship and is made out of pure gold. Grand Palace Till King Ananda Mahidol mysteriously dies in 1946, this palace whose construction started in 1782 served as the royal residence of Thai Kings. Wat Phra Kaew temple which houses the Emerald Buddha is situated in its compound. Dusit Palace King Rama Vth got the royal palace constructed between 1897-1901 and flaunts European architecture. World’s biggest wooden Vimanmek Mansion is made of golden teak wood and features thirty one rooms on exhibition. Lumphini Park The park offers a beautiful retreat in the midst of frenzied Bangkok. The pond features water monitor lizards and alligators and is ideal for boating. Paths are carved out all along the pond where you can amble, exercise or simply enjoy the beauty of the oasis. Exotic Thai flowers and crafts offer aesthetic pleasure to the eyes. Khao San Road The former Bangkok rice market has transformed itself into a lively backpackers’ hangout. Located in close proximity to the Chao Phraya River, the road has a number of dorm style and 3 star hotels which offer stay at economical prices. Jim Thompson’s House 6 traditional houses in Thai style were fused by the notorious CIA agent Jim Thompson to create this house for reviving Thai Silk industry post 2nd World War. Guided tours are available to view the Southeast Asian arts and weaving crafts stored in the house. Wat Arun The ‘Temple of Dawn’ located on Chao Phraya River’s Thomburi side architecturally represents Buddhist cosmology’s centre of the universe, Mount Meru. In the golden rays of setting sun, the temple offers astounding views. Wat Pho Wat Pho is famous for housing Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha statue and also the highest number of Buddha statues in Thailand. The length and height of 200 years old Nirvana style Buddhist statue are 46 and 15 meters respectively. Shopping places in Bangkok Selecting the best place in Bangkok for shopping is tricky as the...

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5 Top-Rated Tourist Spots In Singapore
Oct27

5 Top-Rated Tourist Spots In Singapore

Top Tourist Spots In Singapore Singapore, the vibrant Cosmopolitan, features prominently on the global tourist map. Tourists visit Singapore to enjoy the thriving city life, bustling townscape, traipse at botanical gardens and aquariums, shop to their heart’s delight and catch the thrill in the air.Here, we are providing you a list of top Tourist Spots in Singapore.   When is the best time to visit Singapore? Best time to visit Singapore is not restricted to a few chosen months. Perennial warm, tropical weather keeps the climate balmy and as such the hotel rates are almost constant year round. However, the room rents soar unprecedentedly during September’s Singapore Grand Prix and national holidays.  During November to June, tourist traffic is highest owing to holiday festivals like Chinese New Year, Zoukout, The Great Singapore Sale and pleasant winter season. By January, the city experience heavy downpour due to Northeast Monsoon season. Temperatures are high from July to October and the tourist influx dwindles. Southwest Monsoon arrives during this time. Interesting places to visit in Singapore There is no dearth of tourist spots in Singapore. There is legion of tourist attractions in Singapore, but we have shortlisted the top 5 spots to ease your itinerary chalking exercise. Singapore Botanic Gardens The Botanic Gardens remain open from 5Am in the morning to midnight. The retreat has a cool, idyllic character to it which attracts joggers, tai-chi practitioners and casual visitors. Broad strips of virgin rainforest offer opportunity for bushwalking. You can enter the boardwalk from Upper Palm Valley Road. The National Orchid Garden houses orchid species and hybrids of more than 2000 varieties in diverse colours. Near the Tanglin Court, the food corner serves traditional local delicacies of coconut jam layered toast, mildly boiled eggs and coffee. Chinatown Heritage Centre Singapore’s history from Chinese perspective can be viewed over here. Every piece of history with its nuances has been meticulously preserved in the Center. Complete sets of household items and sections like kitchens, bedrooms etc. have been artificially created to give you an unalloyed feel of the 19th and 20th century Singapore. Complete street scenes have been authentically recreated. Within close proximity, scintillating skyscrapers offer fascinating views. As you step out of the Center, you can buy souvenirs from the gift corner. Haji Lane Fashion lovers’ would love to stroll in this tiny lane of Muslim settlement. The small shops tucked in homes along the lane sell hip and chic items which reminds one of the Paris’s Le Marais district. ‘Know It Nothing’ is a swanky place where dress shirts exhibiting the acne of sartorial excellence along with silver skull buttons, manufactured by...

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6 Top Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
Jul06

6 Top Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

The natural wealth of the Indian forests has always remained unique, mysterious and fascinating for the wildlife enthusiasts. No region on this planet exists that can compete with India in terms of its rich vegetation and wildlife. India is indeed a wonder-world, 441 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 23 Tiger Reserves. In most of the cases, these are rare or even endangered species. Some of the best jewels of the Indian wilderness include Corbett Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh, Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal, Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, and Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Keoldeo National Park: The Keoldeo National Park is situated in the state of Rajasthan at Bharatpur. It is famous for migratory birds as the marshy land of the park is a perfect place for their nesting. There are a number of species of birds and other animals find here and due to its geographical location it is declared as a heritage site by the UNESCO. It is a place where ornithologists can study the birds without any disturbance or chaos. Bandhavgarh National Park.: The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Umaria district of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is much famous for its tiger reserve and was declared as a national park in the year 1968. The tiger, which was once upon a time declared as an endangered species can be seen here moving in open as it is their territory. Corbett National Park: Come to Corbett National Park where the thrill and adventure awaits you at every corner. It’s a wonderful experience to spend a day in the Corbett National Park. Varied topography and vegetation gives the park a rich diversity in its habitats and natural beauty. It is the first park where “Project Tiger” was launched in 1973. Apart from tigers, Corbett is a home to a variety of animal and bird species. Some of the commonly sighted species in the park include hog, deer, sambar, chital, barking deer, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, sloth bear etc. Ranthambore National Park: Check out the Ranthambore National Park, located in the state of Rajasthan. Inside the park you will find the fascinating blend of history and nature. It is popular as the haunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park is the finest example of Project Tigers efforts at conservation in India. You can go for the jeep safari inside the park spotting the tigers, Antelopes, Nilgai, Sambhar and Chitals. National Park of Sundarbans: A real fun should definitely combine a lot of thrill, adventure and exploration. And when it comes to adventure, Sundarban is always at...

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India’s Top 10 Heritage Hotels 2015
Jun29

India’s Top 10 Heritage Hotels 2015

The rich historical heritage of India has been attracting tourists from all over the world. Buildings and sites of historical significance abounds in the country. There are even some palaces which have been renovated and reconstructed as hotels. Possessing the aura of tradition and culture yet furnished with all modern facilities, these extravagant hotels are bound to be any vacationer’s cherished temporary abode. The following hotels with their exquisite history are bound to attract your attention while creating your itinerary. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur: Located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s biggest private dwellings. The magnificent palace was built between 1928 and 1943, for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh. The palace is partly controlled by Taj Hotels. The 105 feet high cupola confirms the palace’s regal status. The towers reflect the ancient Rajput tradition. The architecture of the palace is a brilliant fusion of eastern and western al influences enhancing its splendor and glory. The Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur: It is one of the leading heritage hotels in the state of Rajasthan. The hotel was basically the palace of the kings which is now transferred to a heritage hotel. Located on Agra-Jaipur highway, this hotel has 30 spacious rooms to accommodate the tourists and feel them its royal touch. Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur: Another palace of kings transferred to a royal hotel. The red sand stones are like just telling the history of royal time and one can feel here himself royal among the beautiful furniture and the edifice of palace. It is a huge hotel which can provide the tourists a memorable experience of the life time. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan: The Taj Lake Palace was built in between1743 – 1746. This delightful luxury hotel located on the Jag Niwas Island in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, is a brilliant white marble structure which creates a passionate ambience and while providing a fantastic experience. Samode Palace, Jaipur: The famous heritage monument is well known for its exemplary Indo-Saracen architecture. All the rooms are expensively furnished, and merge modernity with traditional richness. The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai: This Palace Hotel in Mumbai, Maharashtra was build 21 years before the Gateway of India making it Mumbai’s foremost harbor attraction. Offering a serene view of the bay, each pillar in this hotel is imbued with historical significance and architectural magnificence. The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi: Situated in New Delhi, The Imperial Hotel was built in 1931. It is a well- known luxury hotel prominent for its legacy. It features a concoction of Victorian and colonial architecture further infused with the Art Deco style by architect, D.J. Bloomfield....

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Top 10 Hill Stations in India
Jun25

Top 10 Hill Stations in India

India is best known for its hills and view, as it’s blessed with the Himalayas and the Aravalli. But besides this as well, the tourists are blessed with hundreds of other options as well to visit and have a luxurious hill holidays. Below are few of the hill stations in India which you might consider this summer: 1.   Shimla: As you must have heard about it already, it’s the most fetched hill stations of India, as you can visit it all year round. Ice skating here is the biggest tourist attraction. This hill station is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is a famous hill station since the British rule. 2.   Ooty: Once the king of hill stations, the place still holds some royal charm with its outstanding view and best made cottages. Lush greenery and beautiful surroundings are at the best of the nature at this hill station based in the state of Tamil Nadu. 3.   Srinagar: It is called a heaven on the earth. Situated on the land of Jammu and Kashmir, this hill station is much famous across the globe. Nothing can beat the beauty which Srinagar holds for you. It gallops, you off your feet with its amazing scenery, climate and is ranked as the most loved hill stations of India. The beautiful hills, gardens, lakes just mesmerize anybody and provides lifetime memorable experience. 4.   Mount Abu: The only hill station of Rajasthan and a very developed place indeed as far as in infrastructure consideration, you get an immense pleasure in the lap of Mount Abu, though this place is a bit odd for people who hate crowds. There are a number of attractions here such as Arbuda Devi temple, Nakki Lake, sun set point and Brahmakumari ashram. 5.   Shillong: An all-time favorite for travelers, Shillong is a calm and quiet place which gives you a very different feeling from the other hills. Just plug in your earphones, and enjoy the place. One can enjoy the leisure time here with friends and family watching the various colors of the Mother Nature. 6.   Kullu and Manali: Though both places are different, they are always paired together for their being too close to each other. Best defined as a honeymoon spot, it’s very good for family visits as well. 7.   Kodaikanal: It just shows you with no other hills can, it gives you a very different definition of beauty and serenity, which you kind of get addicted to. 8.   Mussoorie: You will love to view the Himalayas from the hills here, a visit in the winters is...

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10 Reasons To Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Jun18

10 Reasons To Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

The Bharatpur bird sanctuary which is now known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is situated in Rajasthan. The sanctuary has covered almost 29 square kilometers. It is considered as heaven for migratory birds and, therefore, the bird lovers, bird watchers and ornithologists are often seen at this famous national park. There are many reasons, one should visit this bird sanctuary. Here a few of them are provided. 1.   A variety of Birds: The most important reason ornithologists prefer to be here is the variety of birds one can see here. The marshy land of the area provides best facilities to birds for nesting and therefore one can watch the birds in their natural surroundings. 2.   A variety of Flora and Fauna: The researcher and interested people visit this sanctuary due to a variety of flora and fauna that the nature here has in its lap. One can see and study various species here comfortably. 3.   A variety of mammals: The sanctuary also has a number of mammals that can be seen here moving in their natural dwellings. One can see here Neelgai, Chitals, wild boar, wild cat, Indian porcupine and different species of mongoose that is rarely seen in any other natural park. 4.   World heritage site: Due to its natural surroundings and an ancient temple in this area as well as the history of the Park, the UNESCO has declared it as a world heritage site. Hence, the importance of the park naturally increases. 5.   Historic place: This Park has a long history of more than 250 years when kings were ruling this area. Being a historical site, there are a few historical monuments also which can attract people who are fond of knowing the history. 6.   Sanctuary: In the past the king had declared it only as a park to protect the birds and various species that depend on the marshy land of the area. However, considering the importance of the park, the government of India has declared it as a national park in 1982. 7.   Well connected: One of the reasons to visit this bird sanctuary is the connectivity of the area with world in various ways. One can go there by roadways as well as railways. The cities of Delhi and Jaipur has airports that one can use to move by airway. The Bharatpur has a railway junction so moving by rail is also easier. 8.   Best for Ornithologists: This avifauna national park is a bit remote and peaceful place where the crowd and noise of the city are entirely absent. Hence, many birds visit the place. The ornithologists can sit and...

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