• March 31, 2017 /  Hotels
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    The growing demand for adventure in India has pushed resorts and hotels from all over to pull up their socks and put up facilities to woo this demand. Adventure sports such as kite surfing and paragliding are pulling in more and more crowds to holiday destinations that have them. To give holiday goers that extra little something, Panchganis Ravine Hotel has upgraded its facilities to include adventure sports such as kite surfing and paragliding.

    Panchgani, as an Adventure Sports Destination.

    Panchgani is the preferred spot of many holiday goers because of its ideal location. Panchgani is located smack bang in the middle of two ever-growing cities, namely Mumbai and Pune. Those that are looking for overnight picnic spots near Mumbai and Pune, and even those that are looking for a full on adventure filled holiday, both flock to Panchgani for its beautiful setting, nearness to travel hubs and availability of facilities.

    Panchgani has been lucky in its diverse topography. The vast open spaces and natural inclines provide the ideal hillside setting required for adventure sports such as kite surfing and paragliding.

    The uncluttered water bodies and unobstructed open areas provide natural landing areas for the numerous kite surfers and paragliders that flock here just for their love of the sport.

    Panchgani provides something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a day picnic near Mumbai or an overnight one; whether you are looking for a long stay filled with adrenaline or whether you are just looking to unwind, Panchgani and more specifically Panchganis Ravine Hotel has it all.

    Panchgani Paragliding

    There are very few good paragliding facilities in India and Panchagni stands out as one of the few places that do. Panchagnis Ravine Hotel has provided enthusiasts with one of the best paragliding retreats. The following are the salient features of the Ravine Hotels paragliding facility.

    With paragliding it is as much about the adrenaline rush of flying like an eagle as it is about spotting like one. Paragliders here get in the breathtaking sights of beautiful hills and valleys, panoramic 3600 views and gentle winds.

    The Ravine Hotels paragliding package provides professional trainers along with state of art paragliding facilities and luxurious 3 star lodging and boarding facilities.

    Ravine Hotels paragliding package is competitively low priced for all the amenities and facilities that it provides.

    Ravine Hotel also provides enthusiasts the opportunity to learn the sport. The hotel runs a learning course that has world renowned teaching faculties, modern facilities and upgraded equipment.

    The Ravine Hotel paragliding site boasts of good ridge lifts and thermals, both of which aid in having a good paragliding experience.

    Apart from all of the above, the Ravine Hotel provides enthusiasts with pick up and drop off facilities, to and from Mumbai and Pune, complimentary packed lunches for package guests and an overall feel good factor that stays behind for a life time.

  • March 30, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Qinghai is the most scarcely populated province of China. The city covers a huge size of 72,000 square kilometers, which is approximately the area of France. Bordered by Tibet and Xinjiang, this land is the home of many mysterious Chinese civilizations. A China visa holder should definitely use the opportunity of visiting this mysterious land and know more about its culture. However, those who do not own a Chinese visa can easily apply and get one!

    The most popular touristic destination of the place is the Qinghai Lake. This lake covers an area of approximately 6000 sq km and lies in the west of the Xining city. Therefore, if a Chinese visa holder visits the province, he must definitely visit the lake for a peaceful and breathtaking experience. This water body is the most visited place of the city and the surrounding mountains, adds to the beauty of the place. It is a salty lake that is one of the most treasured sites in the world.

    The meaning of the word Qinghai is blue sea and the abundance of fish in the region makes it appropriate. One such popular fish species found here is Huangyu, which is abundantly found in the Qinghai Lake. The primary quality of the fish is that it does not have scales and is delicious to eat. Although, species of this fish is on the verge of extinction but still many farms grow it on their own. A Chinese visa tourist can grab this delicacy of the place at any restaurant of the place. However, you will not derive any fishing pleasure out of it. If a China visa holder has special love for fish, then visiting the place becomes must for him!

    The Lake is not only rich in its outer beauty but also has some scientific importance. The depth of the lake is approximately 20 m, which contains an abundance of various minerals like sodium etc. If a China visa traveler has inclination towards science then he should definitely visit the place to know more!

    Qinghai is also a major breeding ground as it falls in the way of many birds that are migrating to Asia in summer. Thus, a Chinese visa holder can find a lot of bird’s nest and eggs throughout the place. During peak season, a China visa holder can easily see these eggs lying on the ground and thousands of adult birds in the skyline above the lake. Some of the major species that come to the place are Albatross and swans. However, a China visa holder can also come across many other species of world. This it is a unique opportunity for all the Chinese visa holders to view this scenic beauty.

    Rapid Visas is located in London, and highly experienced in obtaining China visa, be it for short term or long term visits to China.

  • March 30, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    The group of islands, which are part of Spain but located off Africa’s north-west coast, have a great climate, with long, sunny days and soaring temperatures during the summer. Even during the winter, rain is rare and it is more than warm enough to enjoy an afternoon on the beach or sightseeing outdoors.

    Such fine weather has helped to make many of the islands in the archipelago popular holiday destinations, particularly with people who like to spend their break doing little more than working on their tan. But beautiful beaches are not the only attraction, as there is a rich culture to enjoy and a spectacular volcanic landscape to explore.

    Book Canary Islands and West Africa cruises and the itinerary is likely to include a stop at the port city of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria.

    Las Palmas is packed with historic buildings, such as the Palacio Regental and the beautiful Santa Ana Cathedral, as well as being within easy travelling distance of some idyllic formal gardens.

    Take a trip out to Palmitos Park and you will be able to spend a relaxing afternoon in the sun strolling through the botanical gardens and visiting the bird sanctuary, where you will see such exotic species as pelicans and toucans.

    Tenerife is another great place to visit during a Canary Islands cruise. It may be best known for its bars and packed beaches, but it also has some spectacular terrain to explore in the national park around the snow-capped Mount Teide volcano – which is Spain’s highest mountain.

    If you are looking for something a little lazier to do while in Tenerife, why not spend a few hours at the lively markets in Santa Cruz before boarding a catamaran for a whale-watching trip?

    Lanzarote is another island best known for its beaches, but with stunning scenery to see inland. The rugged volcanic landscape has a strange beauty and you are sure to enjoy visiting the La Geria region, which is home to a number of wineries.

    Choose the right Canaries cruise and you will also have the opportunity to head off the usual tourist trail and explore some of the smaller islands. You may just be surprised by the unspoiled beauty of the countryside on La Gomera and the spectacular churches of La Palma.

  • March 25, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Package Tour to Mahabaleshwar, Matheran and Delhi
    Mahabaleshwar is a city in Satara district of Maharashtra in India. A hill station located in Western Ghats. It was called The Summer Capital of Bombay province during British Raj.

    It is a popular honeymoon spot and holiday resort. It is also popular for the honey and strawberries. You can visit strawberry farms to enjoy the real flavor of fruits. Mahabaleshwars climit is said to be ideal for Mulberries and Strawberries. It is also famous for Mulberries with cream and Strawberries with cream in the season April May and also corn pattice at “Cream Corner”.

    One of the major tourist attractions is the Venna Lake. Mahabaleshwar is also known for its “Points”, where a person can stand and enjoy the scenery. Some of the points are Arthurs seat, Kates point, Needle hole point, Wilson point, 3 Monkey point etc. Panchgani is also one of the popular and scenic hill resort. Travel to Mahabaleshwar for an unforgettable holiday with an Mahabaleshwar Tour Packages tour package. Matheran is a hill Station in Karjat Tahsil of Raigad district of Maharashtra state and it is the smallest hill station in India. Matheran means “Forest on the forehead” is an eco-sensitive region and is the only automobile free hill station in Asia. Find the best Matheran tour packages from Matheran Tour Packages tour package.

    There are 38 look out points including panorama points that provides 360 degree view. The view of sunset and sunrise from this point is breath taking. There are 2 lakes, 28 points, 2 parks, 4 major worship places and a racecourse to visit in Matheran. Some of the points are Louisa point, One tree hill point, Hart point, Monkey point, Porcupine point, Rambagh point, Alexander point, little chowk point, Big chowky, Belvedere point, Olympia race course, Lords point, Charlotte point, Echo point, Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Panorama point, Celia point, Khandala point, Madhavji garden and point, Mayra point, Matheran railway station and Pisarnath Temple. Delhi is one of the metropolitan region in India that includes nation capital New Delhi. After Mumbai, Delhi is the second populous city of India and also largest city.

    Tourist places to visit in Delhi are Akshardam temple, Azad Hind gram, Bahai temple, Birla mandhir, Delhi haat, Garden of five senses, Humayuns tomb, India gate, Jama-masjid, Jantar manthar, Lodi tomb, Parliament house, Poorana quila, Qutab minor, Safdarjang tomb, Red fort any many more.

    To visit Delhi the best time is from October to march when the wheather is best and the flowers are at its blooming best. Find the best Delhi tour packages from Delhi Tour Packages tour package.

  • March 25, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    This year when you are deciding how to decorate your home or office for the holiday season, don’t you dare forget about Christmas flowers and other holiday flowers! Flowers make such a beautiful addition to any home or office, and at the holiday season, special holiday and Christmas flowers are even more appreciated than ever.

    During the Christmas season, most of us spend a lot of money, time and effort cleaning our house and decorating it for the holidays. We entertain our friends and family, go to parties, and admire holiday decorations. For most people, the centerpiece of holiday decorations is the evergreen Christmas tree.

    Use of evergreens has traditionally symbolized the rebirth of the new year. During the holiday season it is generally the darkest time of the year in the northern hemisphere. Not long after Christmas the days start to get longer. Traditionally evergreens were the only greenery available at this time of year, and decorating with them has always symbolized the ever-changing cycle of life.

    But now we have many more options for holiday decorating, and flowers are among the most beautiful and cherished. Many flower decorating options exist for holiday decor around the house. Christmas themed floral decor brings brightness and color to your holiday decor. While most people opt for the vibrant colors of the poinsettia flower for their holiday decor, there are many flowers available to consider as possible choices for your holiday decorations.

    It is easy to find local florists who sell holiday flowers. Arrangements of all sizes are available. Imagine a beautiful bouquet of red roses, white lilies, green leaves of holly, and baby’s breath as the centerpiece at Christmas dinner. Many florists use additional decorations such as ribbons, ornaments, and bells to add a little fun to the arrangement.

    A thoughtful gift for the hostess of a holiday party is some Christmas flowers. This is a better option than searching for just the right bottle of wine because it will add to the seasonal decorations of the home. A bouquet of live flowers adds that special touch and lets the person know you care. There are many types of flowers that look great this time of year, like calla lilies and seasonal colored carnations. Tulips are also a nice option. Bring a gift everyone will like, and the other guests will also enjoy with pretty flowers.

    If you’re looking to buy flowers, you can find them at local florists, supermarkets, and even from street vendors. Ordering flowers from your local florist in advance may result in a discount. You should also ask your florists about Christmas flowers. They know what flowers make beautiful holiday arrangements and can offer you seemingly endless options.

  • March 24, 2017 /  Hotels
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    A stay in the luxury hotels at Amsterdam offers a magical experience which makes every tourist fall in love with this beautiful city. This romantic city at night is a place to reckon as the lights in the bridges create a magical glow in the canals and the sight of the lovers strolling on the cobbled pathways of the hotels is a heavenly sight!

    A hotel that is a synonym for luxury, excellent service and bearing the title as the biggest five star hotel in Amsterdam is none other than the famous NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. More than a hotel this is an institution or a landmark as it was built a century ago. This hotel bears the name of its owner a polish tailor, named Wilhelm Krasnapolski.

    The ambience of the hotel is such that we feel like we are going through a time machine: straight from the hustle and bustle of the modern city into an oasis of peaceful calm and a luxury which bears no ostentation. This royal mirage faces the Queens palace and has 468 suites which are all warm and welcoming.

    The cuisine offered satiates the palate of the tourists of all nationalities as there are three restaurants. They are the French Reflet, offering the best French cuisines, Bedouin Shibli , for those guests who enjoy oriental cuisine ,and the Japanese Edo and Kyo Winter Garden, catering to the taste of the Japanese guests. The summer garden and the beautiful winter garden is a haven for the guests as they have an extensive spread of breakfast buffet.

    NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky has to its credit 468 rooms, which is a spectacular number by any standards! The Tower suite, the junior suites and the 36 apartments makes this hotel a city in itself. The conference hall or the congress center can easily accommodate more than 2000 guests. Therefore, this hotel at Amsterdam is a hot favorite among the business executives as well as for those rich tourists who live in the lap of luxury.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel in Amsterdam is located near the city centre and moving around is not a big issue because there is efficient transport system which includes the train, bikes, taxis and buses. They have embraced modern technology in its designs and fittings. They have meeting rooms that can accommodate more than 200 guests with state of the art conference facilities. The hotel offers valet service, high speed internet, laundry service, fitness center with sauna for you to relax after a busy day visiting the city or business meetings. The staffs are competent and high trained to meet international standards; they also have knowledge of various languages like French, English, Dutch, and Arabic.

  • March 24, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Mariners and amateur boaters are fortunate to have the marine GPS (global positioning system) today. With this equipment they are able to determine land targets within or away from the vicinity. However, mariners are not advised to fully depend on marine GPS only. In case technical difficulties surmount along the travel, the mariner will be partially blind and the vessel will be in peril. So it’s better to have separate navigation software on board. Navigation instruments help lessen the risks and difficulties in sea travel. These devices are not at all hard to used to understand even the first time, except for the maritime fax.
    A compass for example, is necessary for heading information. The one that’s complete with a compass transducer is what a mariner should have. With such modern device, an operator can lock bearing when the boat is one autopilot. The compass’ electronic screen will show any deviant steering from the locked bearing and the direction to which the boat should follow. The same equipment may also be fixed to the boat so that it won’t fall off or go missing. For more convenience, an instrument called the data display is also available, which shows both the heading and depth at the same time. The analogue rudder angle display is another very helpful device aboard. This shows the rudder position as indicated by a pointer. The rudder angle is the acute angle between a ship or plane’s rudder and its fore-and-aft line. The latest in rudder angle displays are able to show lower or higher indications than usual.
    Your navigation software must also consist of vessel speed and wind speed display tools. There is an all-in-one system pack with graphic display, DPU, and speed and depth pods that you can purchase. Such model is open for additional accessories such as auto-pilot systems and the Man Overboard option. With a transducer, you can also hook the system up with wind speed display. It is a must to determine the boat’s speed and how much of the wind is going with or against it. With regards to weather condition, you will also need a maritime weather fax. This navigation software provides weather charts and satellite images through electronic scanning and thermal head printing. It provides clear images quietly and fully automatic operation may be provided through a programmable scheduler timer, allowing you to determine the weather the way weather administrators do.

  • March 24, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Go on and have the perfect vacation in Thailand. Don’t just go to Thailand following the trail of one of your friends who has already been there. Don’t also go to Thailand on the advice of your favorite Tour Operator or as per what you have just read in one of the Tour Guides or brochures. Be different. Go and do some volunteer work in Thailand instead. Mind you when you go as a volunteer in Thailand, you get more bangs for your bucks! You get to see the true Thailand, not the sanitized version that’s presented to millions of tourists who have visited Thailand before you. When you wish to go as a volunteer in Thailand the true Thailand will open up in front of you, the rural Thailand that’s unseen by the outside world unless some like you who go over to do volunteer work in Thailand.

    So, what kind of volunteer work can you do in Thailand? Do you have to be a professional? Could just anyone go? Will you get adequate time off from your volunteer work in Thailand to be able to see the country and its villages? When you wish to sign up as a volunteer in Thailand you could take any of the several options that are open to you. You could take up teaching and be engaged with little children who could be taught English by you. You could participate in Thailand’s medical program or one in childcare. If you are interested in animals you would surely enjoy working for the welfare of gibbons or elephants besides sea turtles and rescued dogs. You need not be an architect or an engineer but you could participate in Thailand’s building activities and help in building a school, a home or a place for putting up destitute kids. You could also help in community activities such as in vegetable gardens or mini fish farms. Generally, you will need to work for only four days a week, leaving you with a long weeked to explore the countryside or the surrounding mountains. The perfect vacation in Thailand beckons.

    Myself webmaster of Starfish Volunteers ( ) – a growing ‘not for profit’ volunteer and gap year organisation providing volunteer opportunities, volunteer Thailand, volunteer travel, community volunteering and volunteer work in Thailand.

  • March 23, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    A nice holiday, in nowadays society, is a quite essential thing: not only it is a source of enjoyment, but also psychologically necessary, to get rid of toxins of a whole working year.
    Even if the most luxurious destinations might be too expensive for a number of people, still there is a clear need for a break. For instance, spending all of the available time for holidays in the same place, even a great one, would just replicate the usual daily routine in a different context.

    The Greek isles are certainly among the most interesting places for their stunning naturalistic beauty. There is a high number of islands, some not inhabited even, with many different features: history and untouched nature, crystal clear waters and local products. Some of these wonderful islands are particularly apt for family holidays.

    Vacation Yachting is the website and company that takes all of these characteristics and needs into consideration, to organise a quite out of the ordinary option for a sailing holiday through the Greek islands. It offers different routes to visit a number of the most famous islands enjoying the Greek atmosphere.

    The Greek islands can be grouped into some main groups: the Saronic Gulf Islands, the islands off the Peloponnesian coast, the Cyclades, the small Cyclades and the Dodecanese Islands.

    The itineraries on offer by Vacation Yachting make possible to visit some extraordinary places, such as Mykonos, Santorini, Lavrio, giving the option of a one or two weeks cruise.

    This is made possible by the Yacht “Atlantis 60”, well equipped with all the comforts to sail in the best conditions. It can accommodate 8-10 guests, with children, in 4 double en-suite air conditioned bedrooms.

    Vacation Yachting offers another option to avoid an ordinary holiday in Greece. It is a new option in the choices of holidays in Greece, but also a way to make happy someone who, loving nature and wanting to explore the wonders of the sea, would never be satisfied with an ordinary holiday.

  • March 23, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    No matter what age you are, and what stage of your life youre at, the prospect of travelling with your parents can bring the calmest and most collected person to their knees. You may love your parents, you may enjoy spending time with them, but sometimes going on holiday with them can be a little too much, so if youre dreading the start of your holiday, here are a few tips that could help you and your family get on that little bit better while youre away.

    Accept it

    It doesnt matter if youre 14 or 40, your parents are always going to picture you as a small child, and therefore, you may find that theyll inadvertently treat you like one. Try not to get upset by this, and try to calmly remind them that you are now an adult; you may even have children of your own, so direct your parents attention towards them instead.

    Compromise

    As with all holidays or short breaks, there will be times that everyone wants to do different activities and see different places. This is fine, so try to come to some kind of compromise with your parents and agree to meet up later if this has to happen.

    Be Grateful

    There is an old saying that says that you cant choose your family, but you can choose your friends, and this is just one of those sayings that may be actually be very true for many people. But some people dont get the opportunity to go on holiday with their family at all, so its perhaps a good idea to let your parents know just how grateful you are for their company. Get everyone together for a family photo on the final day of your break, and then give a framed copy to your parents once youre safely home, it will serve as a perfect reminder of your family holiday.