Monday, 1 June 2015

Three good reasons why you should visit Rimini

When people in general think in a trip to Italy they always plan to visit Venice, Tuscany, Rome and maybe few others famous places like Lake District or Amalfi Coast, but often forget the gorgeous Adriatic Coast of Emilia Romagna, of which Rimini is the definitely the “capital”.

Here there are few reasons why you should plan a week or more in the area

The history

As all Italy also in Rimini you can find heritage of the Roman history basically everywhere. One of the most stunning piece of history is the famous Tiberio’s Bridge, that was built over two thousand years ago and was strategic in connecting the north of Italy with the central coast. Even more amazing is that the bridge is still used daily by hundreds of cars and it survived two world wars.

Another very interesting “piece of history” is the recently discovered House of the Surgeon that is is right in the Centre of Rimini and has been converted in a nice museum. Going through this ancient house we can have an idea of the daily life Romans were living and also of how doctors were operating at that time.

The countryside

Rimini boast not only a very nice and easy to access beach but a gorgeous and hilly countryside. Few kilometers away from the beach we can find a hilly countryside and small town with a stunning view and some small restaurant that offer the best and genuine traditional food. In addition, don’t forget the Repubblica di San Marino, 30 kilometers away from Rimini, that is one of the smallest country in the world and has a beautiful middle age castle from where you can see all the Romagna and down up to the sea side.

The nightclubs

Rimini is definitely the Italian capital of nightlife with some of the best clubs of Europe and some of the Top Ten clubs of the world. Some are located in the nearby Riccione, a small town few kilometers south of Rimini. Just to mention few: Cocorico, Baia Imperiale, Velvet, Altromondo Studios and the list goes on and on. Another place which young ones and night lovers don’t want to miss is Aquafan a theme park that at night transforms in a huge club with the famous Foam Party that host some of the world top dj like David Guetta or Gigi D’Agostino.

The food

A thing that cannot miss in our visit to Italy is of course the experience of enjoying very tasteful food and wine. Emilia Romagna (the region where Rimini is) of course has a lot to offer. The area is well know for Red and White wine like Trebbiano, Sangiovese and Pagadebit that grown in the nearby area. There’s a lot to eat with these wines but something very typical is the Piadina wich is a simple thin and round bread that can be served with prosciutto, salami and cheese.

Variety of accommodation

Rimini has the right accommodation for all prices. Here you can find super cheap one star hotel, but always neat and with a familiar hospitality, to the 4 star luxury hotel that offer all kind of entertainment and accessories. It is possible also to rent a vacation home for a more private and secluded holiday. For information and the best deal on accommodation I found helpful an on line resource about Rimini and all the Riviera Romagnola.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Reasons to stay secure in hotels while travelling

While booking hotels, always see to the security position of the hotel before checking on the rates and amenities. Like if there is a police station nearby, the location of the hotel, is it a safe place to walk in the dark, if they have 24 hour call desk, if there are security guards and surveillance cameras fitted in and around the premises of the hotel.

Things to do before leaving for a trip

While leaving home for a vacation, make two copies of your passport, credit cards, airline tickets and other important documents front and back. One should be given to your family and other should be carried with you in person carefully. Always have an eye on your baggage and your wallet while travel.

What to see in a hotel while booking a room

Choose a hotel that has modern electronic guest room locks. See if each room has a dead bolt lock and a peephole Elevators in parking garages should not lead the guests to the floors but rather to the lobby.

Best hotels have honest staffs that do not give out your name or room number to ensure safety of their guests. But it does not always happen like this. Names do get leaked out. So ask the front desk personnel not to call out you room number aloud or divulge your details without your prior knowledge.

Avoid ground floor rooms as it easy for thefts to take place. Robbers find it easy to break in the ground floor rooms. Ask for rooms between third to sixth floors for best security reasons as suggested by experts. In case of fire breaks, fire engines find it easier to reach these floors in comparison to the rest.

What should you do to be safe in a hotel room?

o Always verify the person ringing the bell at your hotel room door. Don`t answer till you verify the details and call the front desk to get matters clarified on their staff.

o Keep your credit card from the gaze of others especially in check in counter. Collect it immediately after use to prevent any misuse.

o Keep the room keys carefully and do not display it openly for security reasons and to prevent theft of any sort.

o Once you enter your suite, it is important to ensure safety by locking the door always when inside and when outside too. Make use of all the locking facilities available in the room for total safety.

o Avoid entertaining strangers into your hotel suite for any reasons. It is best to talk to them if necessary from outside the room and never opt to get them inside your place of stay. It can prove to be highly dangerous and pose security threat. If any problem persists, call the front desk for help.

o If any window or doors or sliding doors are connected to other rooms, by chance, then ensure it is closed or locked.

o Avoid display of cash or valuables at any time in your stay at the hotel. It is best to put them in in room safe or in your luggage carefully locked.

o When returning late at night after sightseeing or any other vacation activity in the hotel premises or outside, keep a close watch on the surroundings, take the main entrances always and stay at well-lit places to keep danger at bay.

o If you notice anything suspicious, bring it to the notice of the hotel staff or those in authority to be ensure safety.

o Take time to see where the nearest exit is or fire extinguisher is to handle emergencies efficiently, while at a hotel. Best hotel booking will ensure you of high quality security and safety standards to meet emergencies of any kind, which will be otherwise impossible to find in mediocre rentals.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir which is generally known as the Paradise on earth. It termed as the most beautiful place on earth .Jammu and Kashmir is located at the northwest region on India. Today, it means a bigger region that incorporates the Indian-controlled condition of Jammu and Kashmir (which comprises of Jammu, Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh). Jammu and Kashmir comprises of three locales: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the late spring capital, and Jammu is the winter capital. The Kashmir valley is acclaimed for its excellent sloping scene, and Jammu's various hallowed places draw in a huge number of Hindu explorers consistently. Ladakh, otherwise called "Little Tibet", is eminent for its remote mountain excellence and Buddhist society. It is the main state in India with a Muslim-lion's share population.

Top Best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir:-

Arranged on the Srinagar-Ladakh Highway, around over two hours drive upper east of Srinagar, excellent Sonamarg ("Meadow of Gold") is well known for its Thajiwas Glacier. What's surprising about this frigid mass is the way accessible it is. From the avenue, you can trek up to the icy mass and back in around five hours.Its possible to ride a stallion rather, or take a taxi for the most part there and walk. It is extreme then again. Horse proprietors will charge no under 600 rupees each person for a landing trek.

Pahalgam, the "Valley of Shepherds", is only 3 hrs waya from Srinagar and is near to the flight point for pioneers going on the Amarnath Yatra (decline passing by in the midst of July as it will be amazingly involved then). Visitors conventionally go to Pahalgam's Betaab Valley (the Bollywood movie "Betaab" was shot there), with its fresh spilling Lidder River and enveloping snow-topped slants.

Gulmarg ("Meadow of Flowers"), India's adjustment of a ski resort, is orchestrated under two hours drive located on east of srinagar. Its to a great degree predominant, so you should buy your tickets online to avoid a long lines. Shockingly, in any case you'll have to hold up to board it notwithstanding. Pervasive stallion rides are similarly available in Gulmarg.

Yousmarg, a sprawling glade around two hours drive southwest of Srinagar, is refreshingly youthful (only a few restaurants are there). The highlight is the Doodh Ganga stream, which is come to by a lovely 30 minute walk around a forested trail down a slant. Of course, its possible to take a steed. The steed proprietors will request you do thusly and they are genuinely bothering (don't give into them however if you might want to walk). While in travel to Yousmarg you'll pass different apple trees (if you spot anyone offering organic products on the roadside, get some as they're heavenly!) too the town of Charar-i-Sharief. It justifies ending there as its home to a champion amongst the most favored Sufi Muslim spots of love in India.

Sinthan Top
Sinthan Top is turning into a looked for after distinct option for the other, regularly swarmed, vacationer places in Kashmir. Enthusiasm for it has developed since development of the Kokernag-Sinthan Top-Kishtwar Road, interfacing Kashmir with Jammu, started. It's yet to be created however, so there's a nonappearance of offices for vacationers. Subsequently, its a smart thought to stop in Daksum in transit.  It's conceivable to stay in Daksum, or Kokernag where there are more choices.

Noted for characteristic magnificence and appeal, Kupwara is in fact an essential piece of Jammu & Kashmir tourism. The lavish glades, high mountains and the spouting clear water make Kupwara an essential vacation spot in the state. Bragging of grandiose mountain crests like Shamsbari , this area embodies the magnificence of Kashmir. The Ainch Mountain offers the chance to get an all encompassing perspective of the Vale of Kashmir from the hill top. There are a lot of authentic towns that permit the history partners to consider including , Karnah (specified in Raj Tarangini composed by Kalhana) Gushi (Built by Kashi Shah) and Keran. If the Lolab Valley churns the spotlight and Kheer Bhawani Asthapan, Hazrat Mehmood Shah Shrine, Shaloora hallowed place and numerous other make for other splendid alternative for touring in Kupwara.

Brave heart Kargil is masterminded at India-Pakistan periphery at a stature of give or take 2800m above sea level. Connected with the Zojila Pass, Kargil holds imperative place ever. Set up in the Ladakh region of the state, Kargil is a champion amongst the most entrancing spots to see in Jammu & Kashmir. It offers fantastic opportunity to trekkers, campers, rafters and mountain climbers. The Nun Mountain licenses mountaineering battles however, Kargil offers awe inspiring decision for trekking to Pensi-La Lake and Suru valley.. A short walk around Goma Kargil gives stunning points of view. Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and
Wakha Rgyal are prime attractions of Kargil.

Friendly climate, fragrant saffron fields and agreeable people welcome you to Pulwama locale. Lose yourself in the greatness of sprawling saffron fields and the rich culture that stays here. Pulwama issues you genuinely a broad number of spots for visiting including Nagberan, Tarsar Lake, Marsar Lake, Shikargarh and Aripal Nag. Where, Nagberan is a bit lovely town that draws some piece of nature playmates to it, there Shikargarh is known for pulling in characteristic life accomplices. On the other side, Tarsar and Marsar are two spectacular lakes that must be gone to for its unmatched radiance. Another appeal of Pulwama is Aripal Nag, which is orchestrated 11kms from Tral town and is no doubt understood for trademark water springs. If you cherish going to chronicled places and sanctums then the Avantishwar Temple is a certain necessity visit for you.

With fluctuating scene, Doda has won the hearts of numerous. A flawless spot for both nature darlings and experience fans, it is in fact an extraordinary alternative for spending occasions in Jammu & Kashmir. You can take up simple trekking courses, to keep your vacation unwinding and in the meantime bold. However for the individuals who need to add an additional edge to their outing can likewise try for exercises like mountaineering and rock climbing. Alongside Bhaderwah and Chinta, the wonderful Kishtwar valley draws parcel of visitors. The two Hindu sanctuaries in particular, Chandi Mata Temple and Athra Devi Temple can likewise be gone by here.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

5 Amazing Beaches in Thailand you have to See

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations at present. For more reasons than one this place is a revelation. There is a long history of an independent country that preserved its independence while surrounding areas have fallen to Colonialism. A predominantly Buddhist nation that is friendly and welcoming and that is the winning slogan when one wants to invite more visitors in the modern world. Finally the most idyllic beaches that exist on our Planet with the whitest sand and clearest water, so welcoming they are many visitors return over and over each year.

Railay beach :
Railay (Rai Leh) Beach in the vicinity of the city of Krabi is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. The beauty of this place is that it is fairly remote and can be reached only by boat. The limestone cliffs behind it are a true Paradise for rock climbers. The accommodation is plentiful and caters for all budgets, from bungalows to luxury villas. If one wants to describe it best a relaxing place with clean environment will identify Railay.

Phra Nang Beach
Phra Nang Beach is also very close to  Krabi , the whole area as a matter of fact is full of exciting beaches. Again the description that one person uses ‘clear green water and the early morning swim is a healing ritual for a person’, it heals both body and spirit, and this will certainly be a common description. It is also a beach that is quite safe for small children so parents with children will frequent it. Sometime it can be quite busy here. A visitor can also reach it by boat from Ao-Nang.

Maenam Beach
Maenam Beach, is in a different place, this time Ko Samui Island, another Thai Paradise (there are many so here I will mention just a few!) Maenam caters for the backpackers, and that is a growing tourism industry. It is affordable and set in a very attractive area. The fan bungalow is cheap and popular. But there are also 5star resorts that will attract the ones will much deeper ‘pockets’.

Bophut Beach
Bophut Beach, also nestled in the northern part of Ko Samui will be a desired destination for lots. This beach was ‘created’ in order to define leisurely vacations. The contrast of white sand and turquoise waters attracts all the oohhss and aahhhhsss. There are lots of activities that one can practice: swimming, sailing, snorkeling, diving, ski-jetting, deep sea fishing, canoeing and many more. And then there is famous Thai massage on the beach. When the Sun sets, the beach is full of groups of happy tourists having dinner! It is one of the most popular things to do and the best way to wind up the day full of memorable and exciting activities. Accommodation is very comfortable and everything built here ‘blends’ with the environment.

Laem Tong Beach
Time for Laem Tong Beach, situated on the island of Phi Phi, northern part of the island. And again the only access to the rest of Phi Phi is by boat which means that the place is quite remote and pristine. Right of the beach are three small Islands which are famous for snorkeling and diving, and that is one of the major attractions here.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Top 5 Places to see in Kerala, India

Kerala is one the most beautiful state of India and it won’t be wrong for me to say it is truly “Gods own country”. Kerala has its own unique tradition and mesmerizing culture and is gifted with lots of attractive tourist destination with such beaches, lush green paddy fields, Historical forts, hill stations, lakes, backwaters, bird and wild life sanctuaries etc. The most amazing thing about them is, each of these stunning locations is only a 2-3 hours drive from the other –such feature is hard to find.

The coastal state is also known for cultivating precious cash crops like rice, tea, rubber, cardamom, coffee and cashew nut, mussel farming etc. But the thing that’s most attractive among tourist is its shallow lakes & backwaters which will give you a time travelling experience; you will give you a feeling like the time has stopped churning at this place as you could still see traditional houseboats “kettuvallam”. Kerala also offers lots of activities for the tourist’s such as Canal cruise, Trekking & rafting, Getting ayurvedic treatment, backwater cruises etc.

So here’s our top 5 places to see in kerala :

(1) Munnar: Munnar is unquestionably one of the most well renowned hill stations placed in Southern India. It is positioned at around 1,600metres over sea level, in the Western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala. It is 266 km at a distance from the state capital “Thiruvananthapuram”. This stunning hill station allures nature admirers from all parts of the world. Large tea plantations, exotic fauna, deep forests, hills, valleys, mountain ranges and wildlife will make anyone fall in love with this place. There are lots of places you can explore here in Munnar that would serve travelers ample opportunities to relish the captivating hill station such as: Eravikulam National Park, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary, Anamudi, Tata Tea Museum, Idukki Arch Dam etc.

(2) Thekkady: Thekkady is without a doubt the best place in Kerala to experience wildlife, which is why it’s a dream destination for tourists who seek to enjoy wildlife and nature to the fullest. Thekkady lies in the idukki district which is about 205 kms from the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. From huge Indian elephants to the Great Indian Tiger, this place has it all. Elephants, lion tailed macaques, Deers, bisons, and boars can easily be sighted in the reservoir area. Thekkady is blessed with treasures of tropical flora and is the habitat of many near extinct species and a rich tribal culture. The place worth watching in thekkady is Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is among one of the best wildlife sanctuary of India.

(3) Alappuzha Backwaters:  Recognized as the 'Venice of the East' by tourists from across the world, Alappuzha is a district that is blessed enormous natural beauty. Cuddled by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of shallow beautiful lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers zigzagging it, this backwater country is the habitat of some the unique & rarest species of animal and bird life. By virtue of its closeness to the sea, the town has always cherished its major role in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha is also famous for its thrilling boat races, beautiful beaches, marine products and coir industry, the distinctiveness of this land is the region called Kuttanad - a place of lush green paddy fields often referred as the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala' it is one of the very few places in the world where farming is practiced below sea level. This ancient trading and fishing hub is today a world recognized backwater tourist destination.

Places to see: Alappuzha Backwaters, Alappuzha Beach, Pathiramanal Island, Karumadi kuttan, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Chambakulam Church, Chambakulam Local Market, QST & R Block Kayal

(4) Vagamon: Vagamon is a beautiful hill station situated in Kottayam- Idukki border of Kerala. It has a cool & pleasant climate with the temperature falling between 10-23°C during summer days. It is placed at around 1,100 meters above sea level. Vagamon is a small plantation locality in Central Travancore,  Vagamon is colored with a tone of green with a ever-lasting line of lush green hills, breathtaking canyon and twisting rivulets. Vagamon hill station is covered with stunning series of hillocks, beautiful valleys and cascading waterfalls that make it the perfect doorway for tourists. Try taking a walk along the steep, mist covered crisscross roads that wrap up the hills and you would feel like you are in paradise. For adventure seekers, there is always a choice of trekking, para gliding or rock climbing.

Places to see : Vagamon Kurisumala, Muruganmala, Thangal Para, Kurisumala Ashram, Pine Forest, Green Meadows, Rocky out crop, Tea estate.

(5) Cochin/Kochi - The beautiful city of Kochi or Cochin is a complete tourist's paradise. Surrounded by the Western Ghats on the east and the amazing Arabian Sea in the west, Kochi holds a very strategic and important position and has been a significant trading sector and appealing tourist destination since ancient time. Lush green mangroves, tall slanting coconut tress reflected in the see through waters of backwaters, ancient historical churches, cathedrals and momentous fort are few things you won’t be able to resist yourself from. There is also much adventurous stuff to do for adventure seekers in Cochin such as Wind surfing, sailing and power boating. Kochi has something for everyone which is why it’s a perfect tourist destination you do not wanna miss.

Places to see : Kochi fort, museum of Kerala history, Willingdon Island, S.t Francis Church, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum, Jewish Synagogue, Marine Drive, Mattancherry Palace, Cochin Backwaters, Bolgatty palace.