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It was last year around Christmas when few of my friends and their families had gathered after a long time, time at another friend’s place in Dehradun. It was still a couple of days to go for the party and we were basking in the morning sun when our parents suggested that we drive up to Mussoorie for a big family brunch.
Maharashtra is mainly known for Mumbai and Pune, two commercialized cities, but there are a lot more to explore in this state, and one place that is beauty personified in every manner is Lonavala. Lonavala is a hill station that is located near to Mumbai and Pune and presents a picturesque beauty of Mother Nature with beautiful hills, great landscape as a backdrop, lakes, falls and many more. The place is so tranquil and peaceful that it even contrasts with the crowded city of Mumbai. People often visit Lonavala as a weekend gateway that brings peace and calmness and is an ideal way to escape from the unending chaos of life in a metro city.
The blue-green hills of eastern Himalaya beckons us ever so often. In our quest to go far from the jaded monotone of city life last month we travelled to Jorpokhri, a pine-wrapped, mist-enveloped mountaintop in Darjeeling district of India's West Bengal state.
So you’re looking for a tour of Italy and find numerous group tour offers, all of which are pretty much similar and reminiscent of one another, then you stumble upon small group tours and probably wonder, what’s the deal? Small group tours to European destinations such as Italy have been recently gaining popularity among travelers, and in this article, you can find out what small group tour packages are about, some tips on how to determine whether the offer is good, and what to expect from such a tour.
Kaohsiung, Nov 22 (IBNS): Kaohsiung, a port city in southern Taiwan, is a home to many skyscrapers such as the 248m-tall Tuntex Sky Tower.
The mind-boggling Sagrada Familia, the unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, may be the pièce de résistance of this Catalan capital in Spain, but do not miss out the other Gaudi houses, says an awe-struck Sujoy Dhar
New Delhi, Feb 13 (Not in Town/IBNS) The Austrian capital Vienna, known for its imperial history, beautiful gardens, and magnificent palaces, received a record number of travellers from India in 2016, contributing to 115,531 overnight stays, a 28 per cent increase from 2015.
The parades and annual events of Manhattan are full of action and energizing. The city also has another aspect that is calm and relaxing. They are the parks and garden of Manhattan.
Victoria, Nov 4 (IBNS): Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced a major fleet and network expansion that will see the airline introduce a second Airbus A330 aircraft, commence non-stop services to DÃ¼sseldorf (Germany) and Durban (South Africa), and significantly strengthen its existing regional network in early 2017.
In the first part of her series on New York, Suparna Banerjee relives her experiences of exploring the great American melting pot
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I have been to a few wildlife sanctuaries in Africa and India and savoured the beauty of the beasts in their own natural domain. The thrills and excitement of wildlife sightings came back to me when I recently visited the Taronga Western Plain Zoo in Dubbo, located in the central region of NSW, about 6 hours north-west of Sydney .This 300 hectare oasis of woodland and irrigated grassland is home to hundreds of animals of different species, some of which are endangered. Theyfreely wander in their self-contained hideouts without metal bars, cages and concrete slabs; clever use of lakes, moats and unobtrusive fencing separating them from visitors. This invariably creates a pseudo jungle scenario and an impression of being almost face to face with the animal world as in any wildlife reserve.
The cold breeze brushed against my cheek piercing through the stiffness of my stern face. My eyes closed against the car window. The freezing wind swept away my stupor, and I was wide awake in the middle of the night. I noticed a few honking cars and the wall of a hill just beside the car.