A sprawling open plaza located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is a destination that offers travellers to the city much to explore. While the location has gained international recognition for being the site of the infamous Tiananmen Square Massacre, this scenic locale has been the focal point of numerous events in China’s long and proud history. Continue reading
Lijiang is an and quaint town in Yunan, a province of China which is well endowed with magnificent and beautiful mountains, rivers and a long history. The ancient Lijiang county was put into the list of world cultural legacy by the World Legacy Committee of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization in 1997. Continue reading
Sanjay Ghandi National Park is also called Borivali National Park. It is located along suburban Mumbai’s northern fringes. It is about 104 sq. kilometers and it is surrounded by the most populous city of India on all 3 sections. Mumbai is only 40 kilometers north. Continue reading
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) was first launched back in 2004 and since then has gone on to become one of the most popular film festivals in the world. The original theme; Bridging Cultures, Meetings Minds, has been a concept that has been at the forefront of the festival’s culture since the beginning and one that continues to draw people around the Middle East and beyond to enjoy the films on offer. Continue reading
The City of Merchants is finally ready with its gala Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 to indulge your shopping mania. This shopping extravaganza will last till 28 February, 2010. Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, the festival beckons shoppers from across the globe with unbelievably low price tags for every conceivable item under the sun and even beyond. Dubai, an already exuberantly alive metropolis, turns into one of the busiest places on the planet. More than 2 million visitors grace this occasion and pump in over US$1 billion in retail spending. Continue reading
Onam is the chief festival of Kerala and is celebrated with great pomp and show. Every individual of Kerala, participates in this festival regardless their religion and castes. It is the state festival and is regarded as the festival of unification. Onam is basically the harvest festival of Kerala.
Thousands of people from the adjoining states participate in the festival to have a glance of this majestic celebration. The festival of Onam is celebrated in the month of “Chingam” which is a Malayalam month. Always this festival occurs at the end of August and in the starting of September. Continue reading
The second largest city in Israel, Tel Aviv is situated along the Mediterranean coast. The history behind this rich metropolis is astounding. Originally known as Jaffa, the city dates back to 1470 BC, where an Egyptian pharaoh mentioned it in letters he wrote. It is also mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Jonah, and when referring to Solomon’s Temple and the Tribe of Dan. It is believed to have been a port for over 4,000 years. Here are some facts about this interesting Jewish city that is full of intrigue and culture. Continue reading
The Maldives is a location for travelers who want to completely escape the regularity of everyday life and sink in to a leisurely period where the world slows down enabling you to enjoy everything from a hot cup of tea to a morning on the beach. The perfectly golden beaches of these islands offers perfect places where travellers can just jump into their swimwear and soak up the sun while sipping on a heavenly king coconut. Continue reading
Elephanta Festival is held across the Mumbai harbor, on the Elephanta Island, near the world-renowned Elephanta Caves (A World Heritage Site). This feast of music and dance, celebrated under the stars, transforms the entire island into a large auditorium.
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) organizes the Elephanta Festival every year in the month of February. The festival is held at Elephanta Island, which is popular for a cave shrine of Lord Shiva. Continue reading
Ghazal Khan Pay a mark of respect to the typical and ageless Qutub Minar, on the eve of the twelve-monthly Qutub Festival held in the capital city of India. Continue reading