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18 Kickass Free Experiences You Can Have ONLY In India. No Where Else!

At any given point when you hear the word FREE, don’t you feel a rush in your veins? Well, that’s because- 1. we seldom have a great experience without paying major bucks for it and 2. because we’re kings of Jugaad and love to avail anything that’s free and awesome!

So, here are some of the super awesome experiences you can have in India that are absolutely FREE! Don’t believe me? Scroll down:

Crossing of the international border

You can cross the international border and enter into a foreign country for free! Yep, that’s because Indians have got ‘freedom of movement’ in Nepal. Crossing borders between India-Nepal doesn’t cost a dime and you don’t need a visa as well. All you need to do is present your passport or any other valid identity proof at the border and enter the limits of Nepal! The ancient Buddhist monasteries and the awe inspiring landscape are a few things that you just can’t miss there.

When to visit: Anytime around the calendar

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Langar at  Golden Temple

India is a spiritual country and  we respect all religions equally. Several pilgrims around India barring the fact that they are rich or impoverished serve at Golden Temple. The Langar is so delicious that the fragrance is enough to tempt you. People entering the boundary of the holy place are treated equally and everyone sits together to have the holy food.

Similar Places: Every Gurdwara in town

When to visit: Anytime around the calendar

Officers At Wagah Border Ceremony

The lowering of flags or the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony at the Wagah Border is an experience that every Indian, who loves their nation, must have. The drill takes place daily and is followed by impressive display of rapid dance like maneuvers. The act symbolizes the brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations.

A Patriotic Evening in Delhi: Head to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday where change of Guard takes place

When to visit: Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday at 8:00 a.m in the summer and 10:00 a.m in winters; Beating Retreat everyday at 6:00 p.m

 

Dolphins in India at Unchagaon

Witness the rare river dolphins jump and play in the river Ganga flowing through Unchagaon. Sit back and relax near the river, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take some good luck back home with you. Also, while you’re in Unchagaon, you can also  visit the famous Unchagaon Fort.

When to visit: You can only see the dolphins from April to May

Sulabh International is the only toilet museum in India

Yes, you heard it right! It’s the only toilet museum in the world which actually educates the ‘mango people about how the sanitation seats have improved from the past. The museum exhibits  various toilet seats from around the world and traces the history of sanitarywares from the beginning.

Other Quirky Museums Include: Kite museum, Calico museum of textiles, Antarang museum, Jawahar Toy museum

When to visit: Anytime around the calendar

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Zuluk Loops in Sikkim

How about taking 96 turns of jaw dropping adventure without even looking at your pocket?  Wouldn’t that be splendid? The Eastern Himalayas have a beautiful artwork, decorated by nature, known as Silk Route. The treacherous  route with  numerous turns touches the extremes of India and  China. Drive through the snowy loops and view the snow capped Kanchenjunga peak from afar.

Other Scenic Routes in India: Marine drive in both Mumbai and Kochi, Manali-Leh Highway, NH 212 and Mahabaleshwar are also highly recommended routes for amazing driving experience.

When to visit: August to November

Feni at Coconut and Cashew Festival in Goa

Relish feni for free!! The local cashew drink in Goa, with a tinge of alcohol is the speciality of Goan cuisine. The Coconut and Cashew festival in Panaji  exhibits Feni  made by some of the best brewers of India. And you’re welcome to taste it for free!

The awesome carnival has Goan cuisine filled with exquisite seafood topped with delicious sauces. Come August and a lot of  nightclubs in Goa have their season openings where they serve free booze turning the lanes into pubs with party animals grooving around.

When to visit:The festival takes place in April

Bike stunts in rural olympic in Punjab

Bunty and Shunty welcome you to the land of turbans. Rural Olympics in Punjab is  a sight for sore eyes with girls wearing vibrant parandi performing Gidda, boys hopped on their bullet and showing their caliber.
Gatka is an indigenous art where turban boys play with their sword for self defence. And no, you don’t have to spend a penny to attend this extravaganza!

When to visit: 4th February till 7th February

South Asian Band Festival at Purana Quila

Bands from SAARC countries come over to Delhi to hit the stage with their amazing songs and beats. The fusion and the royal Purana Quila on the backdrop makes it a heavenly experience altogether. Famous bands like Kailasa and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy from India, Nagarbul and James from Bangladesh, Tantrum from Sri Lanka, Fanoos from Afghanistan and many more have come onto this stage to perform.

When to visit: November

Bonfire with friends is free

The low temperature and burning logs is something that you just can’t say no to. All you need is good company and  ghost stories to make your night  memorable underneath the moon. Do you know what is the cost of such an amazing experience? Zero.

Similar Places: St Mary’s Island in Karnataka, Agatti Island, Tarkarli, Benaulim Beach

When to visit: November to January

Haunted places in India

Do you believe in ghosts? No, then visit Agrasen Ki Baoli and whisper in the ears of the well. The sound only gets louder in the complete  silence. Some visitors have also experienced a  presence of something eerie from which  the place got it’s nickname as ‘resident of the evil’. India has many such abandoned places that can haunt your red blood to blue.

Similar Places: Down hill in Kolkata, D’Souza Chall in Mumbai, Dumas beach in Gujarat and Brij Raj Bhavan in Rajasthan

When to visit: Anytime around the year

People enjoying free nightlife in India

This is for all you party freaks out there!! You should never miss this chance to groove with the amazing music in the backdrop and light scrolling all over you. To add to it if you get drinks for free then Wohooo!!!!!

Where to go: Fez Mediterranean Bar, English Tadka and Toast in Delhi, Underdeck, Atrium bar and Dublin in Hyderabad, Zodiac, Chipstead in Chennai, F bar, No Limit Lounge and Club in Bangalore and Kue Bar in Pune.

When to visit: Wednesday and Friday

Friends having fun at India Gate

India Gate and Gateway of India are the memorial gates which are a must for everyone of you out there. Clicking pictures, holding a stick of lollie, enjoying the cold weather and listening to music with your car dikki opened is the best hangout you can ever think of.

When to visit: Anytime around the calendar

The haunted cemetery in Kolkata

Feel the blood rushing through your veins at the house of dead. If you dare to survive the terror there is lot more to add to it. South park cemetery provides a rare or rather human view of the forerunners of the rulers of India. The cemetery is also known for black magic and undefined sounds of Englishmen. So, don’t be so brave to stay there after sundown!

However, if you’re not one of those scary pants you can enjoy the natural beauty of the place which is absolutely breathtaking.

Where to go: Armenian Cemetery in Hyderabad, Lower Circular Road Cemetery in Kolkata, Portuguese Cemetery in Kollam and Scottish cemetery in Kolkata

When to visit: Spring

Sunbathing in beaches of India

How could we forget about sunbathing and playing volleyball at the mysterious beaches? This beach has Velliyamkallu rocks around which cannot be found at any other beach. The shallow water allows you to swim and dip your feet in the beautiful grey sand drifting through your feet.

Similar places: Agonda beach in Agonda, Palolem beach in Canacona, Varkala beach in Varkala, Juhu beach in Mumbai and Dhanushkodi beach in Rameswaram

When to visit: October to February

Yoga in Rishikesh

Yoga helps you to enter into  a healthy lifestyle and even proved to cure the diseases. Practice this ancient form of exercise at the Yoga Capital of the world Rishikesh. The peace and tranquility of the place is just blissful and you don’t even have to pay anything for it.

Similar places: Haridwar; even in some local parks and gardens

When to visit: Anytime around the calendar

Pubs giving free booze to ladies

We are not talking about reservation in Delhi Metro or DTC buses, we are talking about free booze for ladies! Pubs in India not only give free entry but also provide free booze on specific days to all the ladies

Where to go: Uforia on Wednesday in Delhi, Movida Cafe on Wednesday in Delhi, Zo Bar on Saturday in Delhi, Firangi Paani on Monday in Mumbai, La Patio on Tuesday in Mumbai, Funky Villa on Thursday in Bangalore, No Limits on Wednesday in Bangalore, Purple Room on Friday in Chennai, 10 Downing Street on Wednesday in Chennai, Kue Bar on Wednesday in Pune

The beautiful fireflies in Pushkarwadi

Witness millions of glow worms sweep past you in the land of Purushwadi. The beautiful grassroute village is situated around 180 kilometers away from Mumbai. At dusk herds of flies make a layer of sparkling magical light effects. See it, to believe it!

When to visit: Fireflies Festival in May until June

 

Never thought you could do so much for FREE? Tell me about more such experiences and share them with other readers too, in the comments below. Eager to know!

 

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3 Best Bars In Colombo, Sri Lanka For An Awesome Night Out With Friends!

Located in the capital city of Sri Lanka, these fantastic lounges, clubs, and bars in Colombo are the reason for this city’s popularity amongst the party-goers and nightcrawlers of the world. There are plenty of amazing nightlife spots in Colombo where you can hang out with your friends, have a drink or two, dance the night away, and have a gala time. And the fact that Colombo is an extremely safe city to venture out at night, even all by yourself, just makes its nightlife that much more exciting and happening. Other than bars, Colombo also has plenty of late-night restaurants, dance clubs, lounges, beach clubs, jazzy beach shacks, karaoke clubs, rooftop bars, theatres, shopping malls, and live entertainment venues that you can explore with your favorite travel companions. For now, we have focused on the best bars in this city and brought you a short and sweet list of the best places to drink and dine while you’re touring this city with your loved ones. Have a look at all of them right here.

Whether it’s a round or two or tequila shots with your amigos or some fine music to relax in with a glass of wine in hand, these are the best places in town to head to once the sun dips behind the Indian Ocean. Scroll down to see all the options, take your pick, scribble it down in your itinerary, and get going to this wonderful island nation simply for the time of your life!

1. Tiki Cliff Top Restaurant And Bar

Tiki

This is perhaps the most famous restaurant cum bar that you will come across in Weligama. This is a place where you can enjoy a good meal with quality drinks. The bar is known to serve some of the best quality drinks that are going to soothe your taste buds. Try some of the exquisite seafood on the menu and get the experience of Sri Lankan life. This is the best place to enjoy Weligama Sri Lanka nightlife. You may even get to try some local Sri Lankan alcoholic beverages like the Sri Lankan Arrack, which will surely give you a revitalizing experience and is a must-try on any trip to Sri Lanka in any season.

Location: 1 Awariyawaththa Kapparatota, Weligama, Matara 81700, Sri Lanka
Open till: 9 am to 12 am
Cost for two: $20
Ratings: 4.5/5

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2. Zaza Bar, Casa Colombo Hotel

Interiors

ZAZA Bar at Casa Colombo Hotel is a cool place with a chilled-out environment, and friendly staff. Well-stocked with exotic drinks, it is certainly among the best places for nightlife in Sri Lanka, especially on weekends. Extensive outdoor and indoor seating facility, a large screen for sports events, and entertaining gigs add to the charm. If you’re looking for cheap drinks and a good time to have with your friends, this is the right place to head to. In fact, it’s a great place for a corporate event with your colleagues or for a thrilling reunion party with your school or college friends that you will never forget!

Location: Casa Colombo, 231, Galle Road
Timings: 8 am to midnight

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3. Loft Lounge Bar

Loft

The Loft is a great place to rejuvenate and relax amidst the quirky and arty interiors. It is a trendy and charming hangout bar, decorated with recycled pieces of scrap like scrunched ceiling sheets, tractor pieces for barstools, and sack cushions. The classic drinks and whipped cocktails are top sellers. Friendly staff and an interesting menu further add to the awesome experience of nightlife in Colombo city. It’s a great place to head to with your significant other to spend some peaceful time with her, or maybe a date to make her feel special before you pop the question!

Timings: 8 pm to 3 am
Location: Colombo Courtyard, Alfred House Ave, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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So, which one did you end up picking out of these irresistible options? We bet you’ve put them all down in your itinerary, haven’t you? Well, take the next step and book yourself and your friends an awesome-sauce getaway to Sri Lanka to experience all that it has to offer. And once you’re done exploring the natural gems and heritage sites of this country, don’t forget to head to these bars in Colombo to get a taste of the thrilling nightlife scene of this country as well! Once you’re back, don’t forget to write to us about your exciting trip experience.

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3 Hostels In Bentota, Sri Lanka For A Fun Backpacking Experience

Bentota is a famous beach destination where people come to enjoy the beach views. Many backpackers prefer this place because of its chill vibes. You will find a few hostels in Bentota and guest houses where you can enjoy a budget stay and have unlimited fun. The interesting thing about these places is that you get to connect with fellow backpackers and make friends on the way. You get free breakfast and wifi at most of the hostels. If you are on a shoestring budget on your vacation in Sri Lanka, then you should opt for hostels in Bentota as these are comparatively cheaper. You will find an interesting culture in the hostels that are often missing from the hotels and villas.

If you wish to stay at a hostel rather than a hotel, then here are a few guesthouses and accommodations perfect for backpackers and hippie couples.

1. Chill NASA

hostel in bentota

If you are looking for hostels in Bentota, Sri Lanka, look no further than Chill NASA. it is literally a chill place for backpackers to crash in. this place was built by a couple of backpacking friends who based this placed on Sri Lankan nature. You can see this place giving out the chill, backpacking vibe. This is an unusual place but if you dig hippie vibes, then you are more than welcome here. In some of the dorms, you will find coconut trees hanging by your bed. It is such a cool place to be in. There are free wifi and breakfast for the guests. It is just 1 km from the city center.

Location: Chill NASA, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 1,000 per night

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2. Mihin Villa

villa in bentota

Located just a few steps away from Bentota Beach, Mihin Villa promises an amazing stay to the backpackers in Bentota. The dorm rooms are clean and comfortable. You could laze on the hammock in the garden and enjoy the views of the beach right from the hostel. The hostel even offers complimentary breakfast and free wifi. There is a parking spot available. It is perfect for families and couples as you can choose from private suites.

Location: Mihin Villa, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Tariff: INR 1000 per night

3. Balapitiya Beach Hostel By Nomadic

Balapitiya

The hostel is located on the beach and offers many exceptional views especially during the sunset. You can watch the beautiful sunset in front while enjoying a drink with your loved ones. The property is 30 minutes away from Hikkaduwa and is an ideal place to relax and chill out away from the hustle-bustle of towns and cities. The property is on Galle road which is between Hikkaduwa and Bentota and thus an ideal place to start or end your Sri Lanka trip.

Location: 586 Galle Road, Walagedara, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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These were a few hostels in Bentota, Sri Lanka where you will enjoy having a great time with fellow backpackers. Your trip to Sri Lanka is so much more than just sightseeing around. It is about having fun, making memories, and find new friends on the way. You will meet so many like-minded people from all around the world and form friendships of a lifetime with them.

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12 Bhutan Facts: This Traveler’s Story Will Leave You With A Longing To Visit This Happy Place!

Happiness is a place! Know where it is? You guessed it right! From the mighty Himalayan peaks, soul-soothing cuisine, colorful Buddhist temples, to smiling faces all around, Bhutan is truly a paradise unlike any other. Bewitched by this very charm, Sushant and his wife booked a 6 nights 7 days Bhutan tour and came back with a truckload of experiences that they wish to share with the world.

I was never a fan of overly crowded places and hyped destinations. My wife suggested that we go to Bhutan as she’s spiritually inclined towards the Buddha and Bhutan is among the premier nations in the world where Buddhism is preached and practiced. Bhutan was also recommended by a few of my Royal Enfield-riding-friends. And the fact that it suited our budget was a cherry on the cake.

Bhutanese people are one of the warmest I’ve ever come across. It’s amazing how content they are with whatever they have. Most Bhutanese came and spoke to me out of curiosity and not to sell anything. Their hospitality is just too good, and that’s among the most known Bhutan facts. When you pay them for their services, they accept the money with two hands and a bowed head, which was truly heart-warming to witness. Everyone from the locals to the staff of our hotel in Paro (Sonam Tsokhang) and Thimphu (Tashi Delek) were extremely polite and hospitable.

I wish to share some amazing facts about Bhutan that people do not know. In fact, I can bet the following information about Bhutan will compel you to book your trip right away!

  • Details Of Our Romantic Trip To Bhutan
  • Our Customised Bhutan Itinerary And The Highlights Of The Tour
  • The Best Attractions We Visited On Our Trip To Bhutan
  • Some Bhutan Facts I Discovered That Blew My Mind!
  • Some Handy Bhutan Travel Tips For A Hassle-Free Vacation
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Trip Type: Romantic Trip
Trip Cost: INR 71,373/-
No. Of People: 2
Trip Duration: 6 Nights 7 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, accommodation, flight (one-way), airport transfers, sightseeing, internal transfers, driver cum guide, Bhutanese SIM card, all permits
Exclusions: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance

Day 1: Arrival at Paro | Drive to Thimphu | The Buddha Point
Day 2: Sightseeing in Thimphu and relishing a traditional Bhutanese meal
Day 3: Drive to Punakha – Dochula Pass, Suspension Bridge, and Thukpa!
Day 4: Drive to Paro | Chimi Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong
Day 5: Chelela Pass
Day 6: Tiger’s Nest trek | Drive to Phuentsholing
Day 7: Departure

Out of all the places we visited in Bhutan, we totally fell for the ones listed below. Make sure they figure in your itinerary when you’re planning your own Bhutan holiday.

1. The Tiger’s Nest, Paro

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 Paro Taktsang

The official name of this place – Paro Taktsang – literally translates to Tiger’s Nest, where “Takt” means “tiger” and “Sang” is “nest”. It is also one of the most photographed attractions in Bhutan and a trip to Bhutan is incomplete without a visit to this holy place. The Taktsang monastery was built on a cliff by Guru Padmasambhava who is believed to have flown to this cliff on a tigress. The Taktsang is one of the most sacred places in Bhutan and the Bhutanese people believe that one must visit this at least once in their lifetime. One has to hike around 12 km to reach the Taktsang Monastery at the top, and the Tiger’s Nest trek is an exhilarating experience! The Taktsang also finds it was on the 5 NU currency note.

Entry fee: INR 500 per person for Indian nationals

2. The Buddha Point, Thimphu

Buddha Dordenma

Also known as Buddha Dordenma, this massive statue is one of the tallest statues of Lord Buddha in the world standing at a height of over 206-feet! This gigantic statue of Buddha Shakyamuni is made of bronze and gilded in gold. Seated in Padmasana, the Buddha has a peaceful meditative expression that will instill a sense of calm in your soul. His right hand is in Bhumisparsha Mudra and his left hand is holding an alms bowl.

Entry fee: Nil

3. The Kichu Lhakhang Dzong, Paro

 Kichu Lhakhang Dzong

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cute dog

The Kichu Lhakhang Dzong is the oldest and the most sacred of temples in Bhutan. It is one of the 108 temples that King Songsten Gompa built in a day over a demon’s body to subdue her. Only 2 out of these 108 temples are in Bhutan.

Entry fee: INR 300 per person for Indian nationals

4. Rinpung Dzong, Paro

Rinpung Dzong

lovable picture

I was told that the Rinpung Dzong looks beautiful at night. Unfortunately, we could not witness that due to a shortage of time. We did, however, get to visit it during the day and it was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever laid eyes on. Rinpung Dzong is also known as the Paro Dzong since it is located on the Paro river. It is also featured on the 10 NU currency note.

Entry fee: INR 300 per person for Indian nationals

5. Suspension Bridge, Punakha

Suspension Bridge

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delicious food

mountains and the view

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Built over the Pho Chhu river in Punakha, this suspension bridge is the longest bridge in Bhutan. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the world, it was believed to be built by the Buddhist Monk Thangtong Gyalpo. Over the years it has undergone its share of refurbishment but it was once one of the eight bridges that served as a precursor to many of our modern suspension bridges. It’s over 160 meters in length which makes walking across the bridge quite a thrilling experience.

6. Punakha Dzong, Punakha

Tiger's Nest

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Easily the prettiest of all Dzong’s attractions, Punakha Dzong is also known as the Palace of Happiness. It lies at the confluence of the Pho Chuu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) river. It now houses the Central Monastic Body and is the second oldest and largest Dzong in the country. Don’t miss out this place on your Bhutan trip or you’ll regret it later!

Entry fee: INR 300 per person for Indian nationals

I had the chance to visit this awesome country and I thank my stars that I choose Bhutan over other hyped destinations. When you hear the name Bhutan, either the image of the Tiger’s Nest pops in your head or you simply relate it being the land of the Thunder Dragons. Here are a few Bhutan facts and figures through which I wish to prove that Bhutan is so much more than what the internet tells you.

1. The Land Of Free Education

Education is free for everyone up to 10th standard. A cutoff percentage decides your further free education.

2. The Land Of Free Healthcare

Healthcare in terms of treatment is free for every Bhutanese citizen. You’d have to pay for medication at the pharmacy, but this is a rarity since most often you’d get those medicines at the hospital itself.

3. The Land Of The Disciplined

Bhutanese people respect and adhere to traffic rules. They actually use the zebra crossing to cross and the vehicles actually stop during a light. Traffic violation will cost you a massive INR 1750/- and increases on the basis of other proved violations. Nobody honks. In my stay of 7 days, I did not hear a car honk on more than three occasions. Bhutan is the only country in the world with its capital city Thimphu devoid of any traffic lights or even the traffic policemen at important junctions. In fact, they do not even need one!

4. The Land Of Spices And Cheese

Bhutanese eating habits are very simple. However, it is not without their extra dose of spices, cheese, and butter tea, of course. Indian food is easily available throughout the country.

5. The Land Of Democracy

Even though Bhutan has always had a king, it’s the people who rule. The king can be impeached or removed by a 2/3rd vote in the parliament. According to the constitution of Bhutan, the king is required to retire at the age of 65 so that the next king can take a learn all roles and responsibilities from the present king. And the best part – it is possible for a common man to meet the king.

6. The Land Of Cultural Heritage

Bhutan fiercely preserves its culture. The men wear a ‘Gho’, a knee-length robe that is tied at the waist by a traditional belt, while the women wear a ‘Kira’, a long, ankle-length dress accompanied by a light outer jacket. The men and women are supposed to wear this to their workplace as well. They even make sure that the new buildings made exhibit their culture and traditional architecture. They are required to submit a blueprint to the government and if approved, they can proceed with the construction. An inspection is also conducted pre and post-construction to validate it.

7. The Second Most Expensive Country For International Tourists

International tourists (outside of SAARC nations) are required to pay an amount of USD 250 per day for their stay in Bhutan where the amount includes their food, stay, and travel. Bhutanese people believe that this high cost only lets the cream crowd come into their country which indirectly protects their sovereignty. It’s their principle – high value, low impact. The money collected is used for Bhutan’s free education and healthcare.

8. The Land Of The Soft-Spoken

Most Bhutanese locals will speak to you politely out of curiosity and not because they want to sell you something. Hindi is spoken widely and largely understood by 95% of the population. Star Plus is a popular channel amongst the female population there!

9. A Land Where Marriages Are Cheap And Death Is Costly

Both love and arranged marriages are accepted in Bhutan and is usually a simple affair. In western Bhutan, the husband goes to live at the wife’s house and in eastern modernized Bhutan, either the wife goes to live at the husband’s place or the couple chooses to live separately. Death, however, is a costly affair. The 7th, 14th, 21st & 49th day after a person’s death are considered to be important and are recognized by erecting white prayer flags and feeding relatives and people who come in to share the burden of sorrow.

10. The Land Of The Eastern Himalayas

If it weren’t for the Himalayas, the Chinese would have conquered Bhutan by now. If it weren’t for the Himalayas, the country would not have been carbon negative. If it weren’t for the Himalayas, Bhutan would not have been the country that it is today.

11. The Land Devoid Of Carbon

Bhutan’s constitution demands 60% of its area to be covered by forests. At present, 72% of the country is covered by forests. Bhutan isn’t carbon neutral, it’s actually carbon negative. For every tree that is cut for construction purposes, the government provides three free samplings to replace it and the people willingly plant those.

12. The Land Of Gross National Happiness (GNH)

GNH was introduced in Bhutan instead of GDP and it is measured via 9 domains – physiological well-being, health, time use, education, good governance, community vitality, ecological diversity and resilience, cultural diversity and resilience, as well as living standards. Hence proved, happiness is a place, and it’s Bhutan!

Here are some tips for visiting Bhutan that you must know and follow during your trip:

  • Get yourself in shape for the Tiger’s Nest trek if you’re not a regular trekker. This trek can be classified into easy and medium difficulty levels.
  • Opt for a guided tour of Dzong so that you are able to explore all of it properly.
  • Wake up early in the morning and start your day by 8 AM. This way, you’ll be able to see all the attractions at the proper pace, leaving you enough time for relaxation in the evening.
  • Carry a jacket or shawl everywhere you go as the weather in Bhutan is generally cold.
  • Go shopping in Phuentsholing for some cheap handmade goods of Bhutan.
  • Carry medications like avomine (or ask your doctor to recommend you an alternate) while visiting Chele La Pass and Dochula Pass since the irregular and winding route can cause dizziness.
  • Opt for seats on the left-hand side and in the back while flying to Paro from Calcutta or Delhi to so that you are able to get good views of Mt. Everest from above. On your return journey, opt for the right-hand side seats likewise.
  • Do not litter.
  • If you are driving in Bhutan, please adhere to the country’s road safety rules and ethics. Do not honk. Do not violate traffic signals.
  • Do not stare at Bhutanese people. Be respectful.
  • Do not carry notes of INR 2000 & 500 as they aren’t accepted in Bhutan. Rest of the Indian currency will be widely accepted.

I choose Flying Fox and its representative Mr. Yogi constantly stayed in touch with me throughout the trip. He helped me gather all the crucial information even before I landed in the country and also gave me a good discount on my trip.

Mr. Tshering Norgay was my driver and guide via Flying Fox. He could not accompany us on major attractions due to his knee ailment, but he made up for his unfortunate situation with his lively nature and witty jokes. He is quite young and energetic and he was exactly the kind of person I was looking for. He drove us around in his comfortable Creta and his driving skills were next level.

Paro International Airport is the international airport of Bhutan that welcomes flights from Kolkata, Dhaka, Delhi, Gaya, Bangkok, and Kathmandu. You can reach here by boarding any flight to Paro International Airport from where you can take a taxi or cab to your desired destination. 

We bet you didn’t know about all these amazing Bhutan facts! But now that you do, why are you still waiting to book your getaway to Bhutan and relishing all these awesome experiences? Get in touch with our experienced agents and let them cook you up a customized Bhutan itinerary to suit your budget and provide you with all the comforts that this happy place has to offer!

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Visit Some of The Most Historic Monuments Near Taman Tirtagangga Bali

Tirtagangga Water Palace also known locally as Taman Tirta Gangga, is a former water palace of Karangasem empire and is one of east Bali’s most famous sights. Situated about 6 kilometers north of the town of Anggabaya, which features 1.2 hectares of pools, ponds, and fountains surrounded by tropical gardens. Breathtaking scenery with lush rice paddies back three levels of ornamental gardens with swimming pools, fountains, stone carvings, stepping stones, fish ponds, and airy pavilions. The beautiful Taman Tirtagangga water palace has undergone a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the Mount Agung eruption in 1963. While you appraise the intricate structures and architecture of this palace you many as well explore some of the popular monuments near Taman Tirtagangga Bali which will add to your experience.

Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one-hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangasem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence. The centerpiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens. The area around Tirta Gangga is noted for its rice paddy terraces.

Taman Tirtagangga royal water garden is a cool retreat in the eastern highlands of the Karangasem regency in East Bali. It lies on the south-eastern slope of the island’s highest mountain, Mount Agung. Explore these amazing islands and the monuments near Taman Tirtagangga Bali.

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Bajra Sandhi Monument

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Built in 1987 and located in the heart of Denpasar, this monument serves as a reminder of the struggle and torment faced by the Balinese people during the war. The name Bajra symbolizes the shape of the bell that is used during religious processions and ceremonies. The monument has also preserved many Balinese cultural aspects and tells the stories and traditions of generations of Balinese people, within its four walls, making it one of the most popular places to visit Denpasar.

Location: Jalan Raya Puputan, Niti Mandala Renon, Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234, Indonesia
Timings: Monday to Friday: 8:30AM 4:30PM.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM 4:30PM.
Entrance fees: INR 250

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Tugu Singa Ambara Raja

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The icon of Singaraja is a statue of a winged lion atop a base shaped like a lotus to symbolize strength and power. It was built in tribute to Gusti Panji Sakti who founded the kingdom of Buleleng. Its located in the middle of Singaraja.

Location: Jl. Ngurah Rai, Singaraja 81117

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Titi Banda Statue

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As you enter Denpasar, youll be greeted by a huge elaborate statue depicting a scene in the Ramayana epic. Its a must-see in Bali and frankly, you cant miss it. At 15 meters high, this monument in Bali provides the perfect photo op.

Location: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Tohpati, Denpasar
Opening hours: Open at all hours

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Gunung Kawi

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This historical monument in Bali dates back to the 11th century and features almost a dozen rock-cut shrines carved into a cliff face. Not much is known about the religious monument in Bali but its believed that the shrines are memorials to King Udayana.

Location: Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552
Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
Entry: INR 70 for adults and INR 40 for children

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Taman Tirtagangga is a frequent highlight stop on tour itineraries to Bali’s eastern region. Besides the many small warung stalls outside of the main site and around the parking area, Tirta Gangga also boasts accommodation facilities and a restaurant, as well. As a solo, couple traveler or coming with a pack of a family member. Taman Tirtagangga Palace has a lot to offer. There are a number of area tours that include time both at Tirta Gangga Water Palace as well as other Karangasem sights like (The Gateway to Heaven), Candidasa beach, Kerta Gosa, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Ujung Water Palace and some popular monuments near Taman Tirtagangga Bali. With that many reasons to visit Bali , you just can’t say no.

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8 Gorgeous Places To Visit Near Jurong Bird Park To Explore In Singapore In 2019

Visiting Singapore solo? Vacationing with your best buddies? Going on a family vacation here? Exploring Singapore with your better half? No worries. The Lion City will always welcome you with open arms and let you experience the hottest destinations in it to make your time here cherishable. It’s more or less a gateway to Southeast Asia that will never disappoint the vagabond in you. From its sparkling skyline, finger licking cuisine, shopping arcades that know no end, the very best of tourist, to its vibrant culture and heritage, there is so much to explore and experience in Singapore that you’ll need more than one lifetime. But for now, let’s begin with the fabulous Jurong Bird Park and all the popular and offbeat places to visit near Jurong Bird Park that will definitely make this whole affair a happening one for you, no matter when you visit, and with who. Offering heart-warming natural sights and a breathtaking visual appeal to the already beautiful Singapore, the Jurong Bird Park region has a lot in store for you from wildlife, nature, unique flora, and of course, the most colorful variety of birds you will ever have seen.

Located in the southwestern point of the island country of Singapore, the Jurong Bird Park has plenty of exciting avenues that you can add to your itinerary and explore with ease. It’s essentially listed among the best natural places you can visit in this island nation to be one with its striking flora and fauna and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. A visit to all the marvelous places of interest near this bird park will tell you what draws people here and why the world goes gaga over Singapore’s natural treasures. When you’re done with this region itself, you must proceed to the other attractions and thrilling realms in Jurong East, Jurong Island, Jurong Port, and the Boon Lay area to make your trip more happening.

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Singapore is essentially a year-round destination, but it is recommended that you and your travel companions avoid visiting it during the peak tourist season so that you do not have to encounter all the annoying tourist crowds and also do not have to pay super high prices for your choice of accommodation. If you wish to see this island nation in all its glory and sparkle, visit during the New Year, and you’ll understand why Singapore turns into the most charming holiday destination in Southeast Asia during the months of December and January.

You can also try visiting in April since the temperature is quite pleasant and ideal for sightseeing during this time. Or you can even consider visiting Singapore and its attractions in the offseason beginning from August and continuing to October. This is, in fact, the best time to visit the natural attractions of Singapore like the Jurong Bird Park since the flora will be in full bloom, the birds will be out chattering, and there will be lush views of green foliage to soak your eyes in. During this time, the hotels will also be a lot cheaper as compared to other months and you will be able to get fabulous deals on your holiday package.

The Jurong Bird Park area makes for the perfect vacation spot in Singapore. Read on to gather some info over some of the best places to visit near Jurong Bird Park.

  • Bishan-ang Mo Kio Park
  • Pasir Ris Town Park
  • Coney Island Park
  • Jurong Point Shopping Mall
  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  • IMM Outlet Mall
  • Jurong Lake Garden

1. Bishan-ang Mo Kio Park

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One of the largest and beautiful parks in the central Singapore region namely, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park remains a perfect spot for the visitors for a day out a picnic or partying with the family, friends, and colleagues. The river in the park gives you an opportunity to meander with the lush banks of the wildflowers. Its lush green forests, rare animals’ views, pond gardens, and river plains make it a suitable place for the locals and tourists for all sorts of recreational activities.

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2. Pasir Ris Town Park

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Pasir Ris is a beach park in the central province of Singapore. There is a large marine pond in the park, where you can go fishing, the park is full of native trees and shrubs and flowering plants making it a perfect spot in Pulau Ubin for camping and picnics. For residents nearby, it is a popular place for meetings and the playgrounds provides children with many happy and fun hours.

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3. Coney Island Park

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Coney Island Park is another wildlife habitat near Pulau Ubin, in Punggol region. This wildlife reserve is home to many species of flora and fauna including 80 species of bird. The high diversity of bird species in this park makes it a perfect spot for bird watching. This ecological Park focuses on sustainability by focusing on water and energy conservation and recycling of natural elements.While visiting the park make sure to wear long pants to protect yourself from insects.

4. Jurong Point Shopping Mall

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Jurong Point is the largest shopping mall in Singapore and provides you with almost everything you ask for. Located next to Boon Lay MRT station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange, the shopping mall has branded as well as non-branded stores, many eateries and all at reasonable prices. You can as well enjoy a good cinematic experience, desserts, buy cosmetics. In short, you will get everything under one roof and therefore this is a must-visit place if you are around Jurong Bird Park.

5. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a relaxing and rejuvenating protected rainforest. It is located just 12km away from the city’s high-rises. You can enjoy hiking and bike trails here. You can also find some of the rarest insect, bird and mammal species in the world. The best time to visit the reserve is early in the morning to get some fresh air. It is truly a treasure reserve and should be on your itinerary especially if you are a nature lover.

6. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is another best places to see near Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. The museum was opened on April 18, 2015 and has a great collection of natural specimens. . This museum displays 2000 items and artifacts related to the history of living organisms like plant animal fossils, species, orchids and human fossils. The exhibition gallery here is divided into two levels. The main gallery comprises of 15 zones and presents the history of raffle museums among other things.

7. IMM Outlet Mall

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IMM outlet mall is Singapore’s largest outlet mall with more than 90 outlet stores spread over the five storey. It offers 80 percent discount all year round which makes it one of the must-visit places for all the shopaholics when you are around Jurong. You can even visit the mall even if you don’t want to shop. You can enjoy the local food.

8. Jurong Lake Garden

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Jurong Lake Garden is one of the best garden designed both for the young and the old. Visiting this garden is one of the best free things to do in Singapore. It is a great park for leisure walk and also offers facilities for swimming, canoeing and children’s playground which makes it one of the best places to visit near Jurong Park on your trip to Singapore.

We hope your search for places to visit near Jurong Bird Park ends here. Make sure you plan your vacation in Singapore via TravelTriangle to ensure yourself and your family exceptional holiday experience in the gem of Southeast Asia. And don’t forget to write to us about your amazing trip experience once you’re back.

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Fuji Rock Festival 2019: Come To The Mountains To Taste Some Real Music

Do you have a thing for music and mountains? If yes, the Fuji Rock Festival is just for you! This is one of the world popular rock music festivals held in Japan. Famous and upcoming artists share the stage at this fest to present the best of their senses, tastes, and skills in the genre of rock music. Be a part of this magnificent festival and witness the mountains come alive.

Fiji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival is one of the biggest outdoor music festivals held in Japan. The first-ever edition of this fest was held in the summer of 1997, at the foot of the iconic Mount Fuji. The theme of the year, ‘Symbiosis of nature and music’ was aptly set considering the spirit of music and the beauty of its venue.

But the show faced many challenges in its inaugural year A typhoon hit the region on the second day of the show because of which it had to be called off. But without losing heart, the show was held the next year, in 1998, at Toyasu, Tokyo. Finally, it returned to its soul-location, the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata prefecture. The experience has helped Fuji Rock Festival to be prepared for anything. The festival now includes many attractions, food stalls and NGO booths.

Fuji Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. The organisers and attendees had together made this one of the ‘cleanest festivals in the world’ but things have changed over the years. And now, the festival is striving to win back this title.

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Dates: 26th July to 28th July
Venue: Naeba Ski Resort, 202 Mikuni, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata 949-6212, Japan
Youtube: The Fuji Rock Festival’19 will go live on Youtube on all 3 days on the official Fuji Rock YouTube channel
Ticket Prices:

  • 1 day ticket: INR 11,400 – INR 12,000
  • 2 day ticket: INR 20,300 – INR 21,600
  • 3 day pass ticket: INR 25,300 – INR 26700

Stages Fiji Rock

There are several different stages, tents and open areas at the venue where various performances are scheduled:

  • Green Stage – This is the main stage and can accommodate approx. 40,000 people
  • White Stage – This is the second stage and can accommodate approx. 15,000 people
  • Red Marquee – This is a large tent that can accommodate approx. 5,000 people
  • Field Of Heaven – Surrounded by forests, this stage can accommodate approx. 5,000 people
  • Gypsy Avalon – This is a small stage that can accommodate about 1,000 people
  • The Palace Of Wonder – There are 2 stages here – Crystal Palace Tent, a beautiful mobile tent, and Rookie A Go-Go, a stage for the newcomers
  • Naeba Cafeteria – It is a dining room that converts into a stage at night
  • Kodo Koji – This is a small stage amidst forest located on the boardwalk from White Stage to Field Of Heaven
  • Pyramid Garden – This is a stage for performances and activities, which is lit by candle art
  • Cafe de Paris – It is an adult ballroom inspired by Paris’ historical cabaret ‘Moulin Rouge’
  • Day Dreaming – It is a platform uphill that can be reached via the longest (25 minutes) gondola ride in Japan
  • Gan-Ban Square – This is a stage & an outdoor dance floor at a corner of OASIS
  • Blue Galaxy – Is an iconic blue tent with dance scenes, bar, and food
  • Orange Cafe – It is the premier roof of the show held from 11:00 to 19:00, every day
  • All Night Fuji

FRF Lineup 2019

The performances will be conducted at different stages within the venue:

26th July 2019 – Friday

  • Green Stage – The Chemical Brothers | Ellegarden | Janelle Monae | Route 17 Anne-Marie | Red Hot Chilli Pipers
  • White Stage – Thom Yorke | Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes | Tycho Gary Clark Jr.
  • Red Marquee – Mitski Toro Y Moi Original Love
  • Planet Groove – Kaytranada
  • Field Of Heaven – The Lumineers The Waterboys

27th July 2019 – Saturday

  • Green Stage – Sia | Martin Garrix | Asian Kung-Fu Generation | Cake Boys
  • White Stage – Death Cab For Cutie | American Football | Clammbon Courtney Barnett
  • Red Marquee – Daniel Caesar Alvvays Dygl
  • Planet Groove – Jonas Blue
  • Field Of Heaven – Ego-Wrappin’ | George Porter Jr. & Friends

28th July 2019 – Sunday

  • Green Stage – The Curse | Jason Mraz | Superfly | Hiatus Kaiyote | Never Young Beach Hanggai
  • White Stage – James Blake | Vince Staples | Kohh Hyukoh
  • Red Marquee – (Ejin) Chon | Phony Ppl
  • Planet Groove – Takkyu Ishino
  • Field Of Heaven – Khruangbin Toe

For more details on performances and stages, click here!

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1. Cassa Dam

Cassa Dam

Cassa Dam is a dam in Japan which was built in 1978. Located in the town of Yuzawa, it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Visit the dam to enjoy and soak in its tranquil scenic beauty. The serene water body and the green surroundings along with mountains in the backdrop create a picture-perfect setting.

Location: Mitsumata, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata 949-6211, Japan
Distance: 23.7 Km
Time taken: 58 minutes

2. Ose Waterfalls

Ose Waterfalls

Ose Waterfalls is a gorgeous cascade located in the Yuzawa town of Japan. It has become one of the must-visit places near Naeba Ski Resort. The fall is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a truly refreshing experience for anyone who visits it. Make sure you follow all the safety tips around the waterfall.

Location: Mikuni, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata 949-6212, Japan
Distance: 6.2 Km
Time taken: 21 minutes

3. Shima no Oketsu

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Shima no Oketsu is a site with potholes inside a river stream in Japan. These perfectly round-shaped potholes have been naturally created by the swirl and erosion inside the river over many years. These holes are located around 130 meters downstream and their diameters range from 23 – 45 centimeters. There are about 8 potholes in total.

Location: 3520 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-0601, Gunma Prefecture
Distance: 52.9 Km
Time taken: 1 hour 32 minutes

Reach Fiji Rock Festival

By Air: The nearest international airport to Naeba Ski Resort is Narita International Airport, located 268 Km away and can be reached 3 hours 43 minutes.

By Road: Drive on Kan-etsu Expressway, and take the Yuzawa exit, which is about 170 km away from Central Tokyo. Then take Route 17 and drive on for about 22 km.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Naeba Ski Resort is Echigo Yuzawa Station. It runs along the JR Joetsu Bullet Train Line and links Tokyo to Niigata.

  • From Tokyo: You can reach Echigo Yuzawa Station within 1.5 hours in a bullet train
  • From Osaka or Kyoto: You can reach Echigo Yuzawa Station through Tokyo in a bullet train and chance to Joetsu Bullet Train Line that will drop you in 1.5 hour
  • From Nagoya: Reach Tokyo in a bullet train and change to Joetsu Bullet Train Line to reach Echigo Yuzawa Station

Just like Fuji Rock Festival, there are many other popular music festivals organised in Japan. Check out there dates and plan a trip to Japan right away. Make sure you book your tickets in advance as these festivals have a wide and strong fan base round the globe.

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3 Awesome Places To Visit In Johor Bahru In January 2020

Johor Bahru is the official capital of the Malaysian state of Johor. Surrounded by lush greenery, it sits atop the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Other than being a gateway to Singapore, this delightful part of Malaysia is dotted with charming attractions and tourist hubs that attract travelers aplenty. While the most famous of them are the royal palace Istana Besar located on the Johor Bahru’s waterfront as well as the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, there are various other places to visit in Johor Bahru in January and other months that you can explore during your trip to this marvelous country. See the best of these attractions and places to visit right here so that you can plan your trip with ease and comfort.

Here is a list of the finest places you can see here. While there are many places and attractions to explore in Johor Bahru, the ones listed below are absolutely unmissable. Make sure you include them all in your itinerary when you sit down to make your trip plan for Malaysia. Whether you are traveling with your family and kids, or traversing with your gang of friends, or holidaying with your better half, or simply visiting Malaysia solo, these are fit for all!

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1. Woodlands Waterfront Park

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One of the major and internationally famous attractions in Yishun, Singapore, the Woodlands Waterfront Park has attained global recognition from this tiny place. With an area of 110000 hectares, this scenic and tranquil coastal park looks amazing overlooking the sea from the north. Apart from housing a large playground with a wide range of equipment availability, this beautiful park also has a 1.5-kilometer long waterfront promenade. Scenic beauty and facilities make it an ideal spot for recreational activities. You enjoy an unobstructed and panoramic view of it besides exercising in its both adventurous and challenging trails.

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2. Kranji War Memorial

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One of the notable and free places to visit in & around Yishun in Singapore is worth visiting Kranji War Memorial that makes your tour momentous. This memorial honors men and women from the Commonwealth who had died during the World War II, while doing their duties. It is a peaceful and scenic place, where you can go and sit for hours without any interruptions. You can plan your trip with family and friends to see the 4,400 white gravestones lined up in rows here.

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3. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Singapore’s first ASEAN heritage park is a haven for nature lovers with its rich biodiversity and thriving ecosystems. Covered with vast mangrove forests, it is one of the best national parks in Singapore to unravel the mysteries of nature with its 150 species of rare and exotic birds within the wetlands. Traverse the many trails spread across this ecological gem to spot mudskippers, water snakes, birds and monitor lizards. The rangers are quite friendly and the kids are sure to have a great time exploring this amazing place.

Location: 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925
Timings:-Daily, 7AM-7PM

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There are plenty of things to do here in the month of January. You can choose to walk along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee at any part of the day, go and see the animals inside the Johor Zoo, and seek blessings at the Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple. Other than this, you can also take a tour of the Istana Besar, enjoy with your friends or family at Legoland Malaysia, explore the Johor Bahru Kwong Siew Heritage Gallery, have loads of fun at the Angry Birds Theme Park, and pay a visit to the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, among other things to do and places to visit.

Malaysia tends to be relatively cool in January. In fact, January and February are two of the driest months to visit Malaysia and explore its many cities. However, the temperatures can be soaring high in various parts of this country, so make sure you do not step out without applying sunscreen generously. The mornings and evenings will be quite cool and pleasant. The average temperature will be about 30°C in the afternoon.

So, what are you still waiting for? Plan a trip to this wonderful country at once and explore its start attractions and beautiful cities with your favorite travel companions. Put all these fascinating places to visit in Johor Bahru in January in your Malaysia vacation itinerary so that you do not miss out on the fun of exploring this magnificent country and its vivid culture and heritage in the best way possible. And once you’re back, don’t forget to tell us all about your gleeful holiday experience.

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8 Best Cottages In Kodaikanal For A Peaceful Holiday In The Hills

Kodaikanal is a lovely hill town in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu that welcomes its guest with pleasant weather, beautiful attractions, and some mindblowing cottage stays. Tucked in peaceful hills, the best cottages in Kodaikanal are perfect for a getaway with family and loved ones.

Cottage style accommodation has its own charm. They are perfect for times when you leave behind dusty roads and noisy streets and move to peaceful retreats where you can row your boat in the shimmering Kodaikanal Lake, bathe in the cool water of Silver Cascade Falls, just relax and have a great time. If you’re planning a lazy vacation to loosen up and relax, then this list of cottages is just perfect for you.

1. Little Castle Cottages – House of Pegasus

An old style cottage with fence

Location: Fairy Falls Road, Pambarpuram, Kodaikanal

Nestled amid quaint hills and forest, Little Castle Cottages is one of the best cottages in Kodaikanal. With sprawling garden, well designed rooms and sober interiors, this cottage, named as ‘House of Pegasus’- the Greek God, showcases perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional hospitality. This 5-bedroom cottage can accommodate up to 14 people and offers all basic facilities like parking, well-equipped kitchen, and refrigerator.

Facilities: Home cooked food, trekking and hiking with private guide, and local sightseeing trips.

Average tariff: INR 2,000/night

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2. Villa Rose Holidays – Pretty as a rose

A white chair in the porch of a red cottage

Location: Wydra Compound, Observatory Road, Kodaikanal

One among the renowned Kodaikanal homestay cottages, Villa Rose Holidays will surely sweep you off your feet. Its spacious rooms, 24 hours room service, and a fully functional travel desk make it a perfect place to stay in this hill town. Just a few minutes walk from Kodai Lake, this cottage overlooks the beautiful rolling hills of Yercaud. This luxury family cottage is available for long-term family stays, family holidays, and honeymoon.

Facilities: Pickup and drop facilities, Wi-Fi and wake up call.

Average tariff: INR 2,500/night

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3. Pink House Cottage – Exceptional views

An old style cottage with wooden work

Location: Vattakanal, Kodaikanal

Located on a hilltop, this decent cottage offers a cozy setting with a huge hall, accommodation for 10-12 people, and a modern kitchen. But what steals the show is the stunning view of nearby hills. If you are planning for a quiet vacation in the hills with your beloved, Pink House Cottage is surely among the finest Kodaikanal honeymoon cottages to consider. Views from the balcony are amazing.

Facilities: Self-serviced kitchen and fireplace

Average tariff: INR 3,500/night

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4. Srivari Villa – A peaceful abode

A bedroom with a tv and lights in a cottage

Location: Vilpatti Road, Kodaikanal

In the heart of Kodaikanal, Srivari Villa is an awesome property showering peace. The cottage is just 3 km away from Kodai Lake, which is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka. Its proximity to the lake makes tourists fall in love with this place. Guests are welcomed warmly here and served home cooked food.

Facilities: Campfire facilities on prior request

Average tariff: INR 5,000/night

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5. Maruti Villa – A heritage stay

An old style cottage

Location: Old Upper Lake Road, Kodaikanal

This is a century-old British bungalow converted into a modern and well-equipped holiday cottage for families, backpackers as well as honeymooners. With 2 en-suite rooms, private yard, secure parking, and an amazing host, Maruti Villa has gained popularity as one of the coziest and most elegant independent cottages in Kodaikanal.

Facilities: Private mini kitchen (chargeable) and barbeque facilities

Average tariff: INR 5,000/night

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6. Villa Le’Visa – Bring your pet too!

A modern cottage villa in mountain

Location: Vilpatti, Kodaikanal

Set amid the green valleys of Kodaikanal, Villa Le’Visa is among the popular independent cottages in Kodaikanal. It offers a classic stay with its soberly designed bedrooms, private yard, and the panoramic views of the mountains. You’re allowed to bring your pets here and have a lazy vacation.

Facilities: Games room and living room with sofa couches which can accommodate extra guests in the living room as well.

Average tariff: INR 6,000/night

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7. Hillington Cottage – A lake view villa

A beautiful cottage with a vast green lawn

Location: Lake Road, Kodaikanal

Hillington Cottage is a perfect abode where you can recharge your mind and body. Formerly owned by Mr. Fowle, an Englishman, this colonial-looking lake view villa is one of the best cottages in Kodaikanal near lake, and has a resident caretaker who takes care of all needs of the guests.

Facilities: Central location, in close proximity to the start point of activities like boating, horse riding and cycling.

Average tariff: INR 7,500/night

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8. Jacaranda Villa – Offering good facilities

A beautiful cottage in a misty forest

Location: Near Chettiar Park, Kodaikanal

Located close to Kodaikanal Lake, Jarcanda Villa is one of the best cottages in Kodaikanal for those looking for a luxurious property. The cottage offers all basic amenities and services like private kitchen, decent upholstery, free Wi-Fi, and well-ventilated bedrooms, everything that is needed to make the holiday refreshing and memorable.

Facilities: Hot tub, indoor fireplace and free parking

Average tariff: INR 8,500/night

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10 Best Things To Do In Casablanca For A Fun Trip In This Moroccan Land

In a city like Casablanca, one can surely not expect a variety of experiences that the other topnotch places like Marrakech have in store for the tourists. However, that is not entirely true. A legacy passed on by the French colonial period, you get to witness some spectacular works of architecture in the city’s most remote corners and the town of Old Medina is one of the favourite spots if you wish to explore the hidden paradise of the traditional essence that lingers on in the narrow streets.


So, while you’re planning to visit this glorious city of the grand Hassan II Mosque, take a look at some of the things to do in Casablanca as per your tastes and preferences!

It’s often said that before touring a place, one must get a fair idea of what all awaits them in the upcoming journey. Scroll down to know all about the fun experiences that this city has to offer!

1. Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

Recently completed in the year 1993, the Hassan II Mosque is considered to be second largest mosque in the world, which is approximately 689 feet in height. This place is one of the few iconic mosques that can be visited by people belonging to non-muslim religion as well. While there’s no shortage of space in this mosque built on the coast of an ocean, it is said that this place can accommodate approximately 25,000 worshippers! What’s more is that the glass floor beneath gives them the feeling of being right above the sea.

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2. Magic Lamp Tours

Magic Lamp Tours

If you wish to explore one of the most fun things to do in Casablanca, go for a Magic Lamp tour. This tour offers all the guests an opportunity to visit and experience the less popular areas of Casablanca, through the stories passed on to these professionals by their grandmothers. Ranging from a number of exquisite places like the vast stretch of desert in Morocco to the royal palaces, you’ll feel as if there’s more to this place yet to discovered each time while entering the remote corners of this city! You can also opt for day trips to the nearby villages to witness the lifestyle of the locals from up close.

3. Old Medina

Old Medina

A beautiful match of a sneak into the past of this Moroccan city and finding yourself touring the most delightful alleyways, Old Medina is one place you ought to visit if you wish to try things to do in Casablanca, Morocco. Witnessing the daily life of kids running around the streets and vendors selling all kinds of supposed treasures that one can find here in the form of souvenirs, trinkets and jewelry, this place never fails to surprise you. One of the best places that you can visit amid the scenic Old Medina is the Berber Mosque, to capture its scenic charm.

4. Casa Tramway

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Casa tramway is one of the soothing ways to experience the true essence of Casablanca’s pace, as this tram has approximately 48 stations to guide you through the city. This recently opened tram in the year 2014, makes the whole city tour worthwhile, especially due to the low prices of the tickets. If you plan to travel in one, do ask your respective hotel staff to inform you about the nearest stop and from where you can buy the tickets, you’ll be surprised to know the city through the tinted windows of this tram.

5. La Corniche

La Corniche

Serving an array of authentic cuisines, the restaurants at the La Corniche district have more to offer than you can expect. With so many options for dining and an easy access to the beach, one wouldn’t think twice to visit this surfers paradise. You can also go for a nice swim in the soothing waters or simply unwind at the beach for some sunbathing time. Its close proximity to the Hassan II Mosque makes the place even more tempting for a visit. One can also go for a calming beach walk at this less traditional vacation spot in Casablanca, Morocco in Africa.

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6. Sky 28

Sky 28

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You haven’t really been to Casablanca if you don’t try a luxurious experience like sitting at a bar which overlooks the city serving you a fresh dazzling cocktail. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? A good option for all the party-goers, this bar has an entertaining ambience at night with a view of the illuminating city of Morocco. What’s more is that there are certain live performances here that will keep you well occupied to the rhythm and tunes of their delightful music. This place definitely tops the list of things to do in Casablanca in March for all kinds of travelers!

7. Ain Diab

Ain Diab

If you’re looking for more luxurious experiences in the city, well, head straight to Ain Diab, which is also famous for being associated with a common saying, ‘where the rich come to swim’. Offering traditional styled hotels, Ain Diab will give you an original Morocco experience letting you a sneak into the old ways of the city of Casablanca. Perfect for a weekend getaway from the bustling city, visitors like to try a swim in the soothing waters during the summer season, which are otherwise very cold. With so many places to chill with your folks at night, Ain Diab has various options and tops the list of things to do in Casablanca at nightfor some extraordinary fun close to the beach, but sadly only few of these places serve alcohol.

8. Place Mohammed V

Place Mohammed V

Known as the administrative hub or the central place of Morocco, tourists get to witness the fine architectural work of Henri Post in this place. Dotted along the place are some of the major works of this architect such as the public buildings and law courts of Morocco. One can spot the magnificent statue of Marshal Lyautey in the square, who was the first French Resident-General of Morocco. The square also boasts a splendid fountain built in 1976, which displays a perfectly mesmerizing water show at times.

9. Morocco Mall

Morocco Mall

A combination of modern and traditional side of Morocco can be seen in one of the biggest shopping hubs in the whole of Africa. Serving a variety of entertainment for all kinds of travelers, including couples and families, this place has so many things to do on board, not to forget the exclusive brands like Dior and H&M are also on board here. You can spot a shark in the aquarium in the mall or try the indoor ice-skating after an extravagant shopping spree with your pals. Don’t miss out on the indoor souk here which offers multiple cool things to buy in the city!

10. Twin Center

Twin Center

The twin towers located in Casablanca are surely nothing less than a sight to behold. Besides the fact that they have a restaurant overlooking the entire city on the 27th floor, which you ought to visit, the five-star Kenzi Tower Hotel is one of the fabulous hotels that you can stay in this city! One can surely enjoy dining in the La Grande Casa restaurant or go shopping at the lower level at the grand shopping centre that these towers are connected through. Even if it is to just view the grand structure of these towers, travelers consider visiting this place as one of the best things to do in Casablanca!

Sounds exciting? Well, to get a closer look of all these fun activities, one must travel and experience all of them firsthand. Plan a trip to Africa for an amazing vacation experience with your friends and family and who knows how this city will be just the right way to surprise your loved ones! So, go ahead and take your pick from the ultimate things mentioned in the list above! Happy Tripping!

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