When you think of Goa, you think of booze, good looking men & women, beaches, the sun & sands, churches and so on.
We all keep cribbing about pollution of all kinds from air pollution to noise pollution each and every day of our lives. With many of India’s cities in the top 10 most polluters on the planet, we are used to smoky air for breathing and noise many decibels higher than what our ear drums are generally used to hearing.
There have been numerous awareness campaigns and initiatives to reverse or stop polluting the surroundings. From planting trees to using renewable energy like wind energy, hydroelectric power, solar energy and nuclear power, from using public transport to the odd – even car policy in Delhi, there’s a lot which has been done for our future generations to breathe clean air and live a life free from all the noise around us.
Mumbai, the city that never sleeps may seem like any other overcrowded metro in India. But it has a lot more to offer than shopping malls and awesome street food. It is blessed with numerous historical sites, religious places and architectural wonders that will leave you spellbound by its simplicity.
However, one of the most intriguing things about Mumbai that not many cities in India can boast about, is the sheer number of neighbouring hill stations and exotic getaways that it has.
I recently watched two travel videos of places which are as different as chalk and cheese and poles apart quite literally in terms of distance as well. While one is known as the Jewel of Arabia, the other is renowned as the Land of the Midnight Sun. While one is known for it’s deserts and culture, the other is known for its snow capped mountains and scenic landscapes.
Interestingly, there are some similarities as well in the fact that both are surrounded by water on three sides and are also famous for their fjords.
What struck me about these videos were the overall story, the music and the detailing which had gone behind conceptualising them. While there maybe many other better tourism videos out there, these two stand out for me for their sheet aw
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The winter months in Kuwait are the best time for taking a stroll at the numerous beaches. The maximum temperatures at about 12-15 degrees are way cooler than the 50+ degrees it rises to during the summer months.
Taking advantage of the same, I stepped out for a walk at the Marina beach a few moons ago. And I must say it was a pleasure just watching the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf with the cool breeze hitting one’s face.
If one would ask ten different tourists as to what they look for before traveling to a particular country, there may be ten different answers. While some would say they love anything to do with greenery and parks, others would prefer the tranquility of beaches. There would be some who would prefer adventure of any kind while others would love shopping from the top brands on the planet. What if a place provides all this and more?
Situated in the Arabian Peninsula, Sultanate of Oman – the land of Queen of Sheba and Sindbad the Sailor is a country of many contrasts. From high barren mountains to flush green parks and gardens; from the largest sand desert in the world of the Rub-Al-Khali to the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea, Oman has a lot to offer to every traveler.
Here are some top honeymoon destinations in India.
1. The Andaman and Nicobar islands
These islands are located on the eastern coast of India about 1200 km from Kolkata. These islands are accessible by air as well as by sea. You can fly from Chennai, Mumbai or from Kolkata. The Andamans are considered to be on the of the most blessed places on Earth in terms of natural beauty.