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Explore the World

Explore the World

If you are one who loves to spend leisure time in travelling then most of the time you must be busy searching for places that can satisfy your travel appetite. There are places which are on every traveler’s favorite list and there are places which are still unexplored that can actually make your travel dreams come true. With travelling getting easier each year and people thinking of spending quality time with family and friends, tourism industry is booming like never before. Since last one decade the travelling formalities has become so simple and travelling has become so cheap that people from any class plans a vacation anytime and at any place in the world.

With the increase of tourism all over the world, the hospitality industry is also gaining interestingly. It’s like one is incomplete without another. People today seek for luxury and are not bother to shell out some money for luxury and fun. This is the best way to revive oneself along with family and friends to get back on track. Choose a destination that can make travelling revitalizing for you and boost up your tired body and then choose a comfy place to relax – yes a good hotel where you feel like being at home. What else would you ask for if you get all the fun for your family and with friends in just for a small price!

Internet has made everything very simple. People easily get their tickets booked within a fraction of seconds. Whether one is looking for airlines tickets or hotel reservation or train tickets, everything available on real time and as per the choice. No hassle, no worries, no cost of running from one place to another to arrange for travel plan, everything available immediately on the click of a mouse. So what are you waiting for? Simple, book with a genuine travel agent, get your plans set and go to a fantastic place of your choice, and get the most out of it for yourself and your family and friends…

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Incredible India – Top Destinations of India Tourism

Incredible India – Top Destinations of India Tourism

There are several tourist destinations all over the globe but India is the country that has an outstanding presence due to many reasons. The culture, hospitality, colors, people, cuisine and of course the variety of destinations makes India a wonderful place to visit. The ministry of tourism, together with the tour operators and other allied industries has tried its best to give full satisfaction and enjoyment to the tourists that come to India. It is best to visit India in order to know what it is like for one may fall short of words to describe this exotic tourist paradise.

There are several tour themes available to choose from in order to explore India with a specific aim. One may wish to go for a desert safari in Rajasthan or would love to go to the bird and wildlife sanctuaries spread all over the land with their special interests to shoot the animals with their cameras or to experience the closeness of wonders of nature. India has something to offer to each of its tourists so that they get the best out of their investment on their tour. The Himalayan journeys are also very interesting and so are the visits to the eastern and western shores. The backwaters of Kerala entice many tourists and so do the palaces and forts of the rulers of various ex-princely states of pre independence India. Just name a tour possibility and there is a way to reach there and come back with lots of fun and frolic.

Many tourists prefer to visit the Buddhist shrines and monasteries in the Himalayas as well as Bodhgaya and Sanchi. The growing interest in Buddhism among the people of the western world is one of the reasons behind such pilgrimages. Tourists also appreciate visiting the Hindu religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath and the rest of the twelve jyotirlingas present in India. There are several Jain temples and shrines also in India. Sammedshikhar, Dilwara, Ranakpur are to name a few in this category.

The seven sister states of northeastern India have always attracted tourists and there are several places full of natural beauty and of course wildlife in this zone. Shillong, Gangtok, Kaziranga etc. are located in this part of India. The Konark and Lingaraj temples of Orissa mesmerize many tourists and so do the Raths of Mahabalipuram down south in Tamilnadu. One wonders, how could they have built such gigantic structures? The temple complexes of southern India are magnificent examples of planning and civil engineering of ancient India. Ooty in Tamilnadu, Coorg in Karnataka, Mount Abu in Rajasthana and Darjeeling in west Bengal are wonderful destinations that will take you in an entirely different world. The lakes of Rajasthan are worth seeing and so are the natural hot water springs of Gujrat and Himachal Pradesh.

You can purchase handicraft items and antique items fro various showrooms here and get reminded of your great Indian journey when you go back home. The experience you would have here would truly leave an indelible mark on your mind and soul. Come on the land of sages is waiting for you. Hurry!!!…

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Get Unforgettable Holidays by Visiting Many Wonderful Spots in Italy

Get Unforgettable Holidays by Visiting Many Wonderful Spots in Italy

If you want to have unforgettable moments on your holiday, visiting Italy will be great idea. There are many interesting tourism objects offered by this beautiful country that you can enjoy. Either you are going to go to travel agent to take their holiday tour, traveling with your own plan or even backpacking, Italy will give you a lot of pleasure. If you want to know more about anything that you could enjoy in this interesting country, you could read this article to its very last word.

There are a lot of ways that you can choose in enjoying the beautiful scenery in Italy. May people consider the best way to enjoy Italy is by driving a car due to the best quality and comfort offered by its freeways that are usually called autostrada. You have to know that Italian are very serious to build their road in high quality construction. Therefore, you will enjoy driving fast and exotic Italian car to enjoy this beautiful country.

However, you should notice that generally Italian drivers are very competitive on the road. They are mostly driving their car very fast as well. Thus, you have to make sure that you are quite good in driving. Be patient in driving your car also very important if you want to enjoy the scenery of Italy with your car.

The second choice you could have is visiting many interesting places by using public services. You can choose train services that are quite extensive. You can also find a number of local airline operators in the country that usually cheaper than other larger competitors. However, if you want to have simpler way, you just need to come to one of many local organizers that you can find easily there. They will give you many recommendation and advices about your activity packages before you reach the places.

Now let us talk about many interesting places that have been waiting for your coming. Italy is well-known for its old but beautiful architecture and artworks, so this is the easiest beauty that you could find in this country. There will be a lot of old buildings, bridges, and piazzas that might remind you to the glory of Renaissance era. Not to mention other beauty offered by many old palaces, chapels, churches, museums and many other architectural structures.

It could be said that the architecture of Italy is also a form of artwork itself, despite of the fact that this country is full of amazing works of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Boccaccio and many other artists. Milan is the most popular tourist destination with its popular tourism objects such as Milan Cathedral, the Castello Sforzesco, the Teatro alla Scala, the San Siro Stadium, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and many more. Other cities that are also popular among the tourist are Florence, Rome and Venice.

The ages of Roman Empire, middle ages, as well as Renaissance left many cultural artifacts to be admired. However, it does not mean that Italy do not offers other beauty apart of those Renaissance cities. Other cities that you could visit are Turin, Naples, Sicily, Sardinia, Salento, Padua, Bologna, Perugia, Genoa, and Cinque Terre. Those cities have interesting tourism objects related with the history and geography.

So, are you ready to have your wonderful holiday? Buon viaggio!…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chinese Visas

Frequently Asked Questions About Chinese Visas

Chinese visas are issued to foreigners who wish to travel to China. The issuance is provided after the applicant has submitted all documentary requirements. In the US and in all other countries, China’s Ministry of Affairs is responsible for issuing the Chinese visa through Chinese embassies or consulates.

The applicant should own a passport that should still be valid for at least six months. It is also a requirement that the passport have at least one remaining blank page for obvious reasons. Without a passport, it would be impossible for any individual to be issued a Chinese visa. So what other questions are frequently raised by people who intend to apply for China visa? Here are some of those frequently asked questions.

How long is the validity of Chinese visas?

Single-entry tourist China visas are valid for just one entry to China within a three-month period from the date of issuance of the visas. Double-entry China visas take validity of six months after issuance. The visa holder could enter China for at least two times. Meanwhile, multiple-entry Chinese visas for tourists are valid for entry for as many times as possible within 12 months to 24 months.

Business visas could be valid for the same period. Student and working visa could last longer than typical tourist visas. Crew and transit China visas generally last much shorter than tourist and business visas.

Is there a need to submit the original copy of passport?

It is a requirement for all applications for Chinese visas for the applicants to submit the original copies of their passports to the visa issuing authorities. This is because the visa would basically be pasted on the passport. This is the reason why it is also a requirement for the passport to have at least one remaining blank page. It is not possible to apply for a China visa online.

What are single-entry and double-entry Chinese visas?

L or tourist visas could come in single entry or double entry. A single entry means the holder should enter China only once within the period specified, usually three months. Double-entry mean the holder could enter the country twice within the period, usually six months to one year. There is also such a thing as a multiple-entry visa and it allows the holder to go back and forth to China for may times within a year to two years.

Could the visa application form be skipped?

The application form should be filled up and completed as part of the main requirements for applications for China visa. The form could be obtained from Chinese embassies and consulates around the world. It could also be downloaded online. The applicant is expected to provide accurate answers to all fields in the application form.

Could Chinese visas be applied through other parties?

In reality, people could apply for Chinese visas through reliable and trustworthy travel agencies that offer China visa services. Such agencies could act on the applicant’s behalf in submitting and processing all requirements with the visa issuing authorities. More people prefer to get through travel agencies because of the overall convenience offered and provided. Fees for handling and processing could also be slightly higher compared to costs incurred if you would personally process your Chinese visa application with the embassy.…

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Turkey: Tourist Information For Culture And History Lovers

Turkey: Tourist Information For Culture And History Lovers

One of the world’s most historic cultural and religious regions is the country of Turkey. Not only is it a cradle of civilization, it is home to many beautiful landmarks and beaches. The combination of these factors has caused Turkey’s tourism industry to thrive over the last two decades and it continues to gain momentum. Amidst all of the history and coastline, there are some incredible cultural tourist attractions in Turkey.

No trip to Turkey would be complete without stopping by the Haghia Sophia Church Museum. At first, it served only as a church. In fact, it was the biggest church worldwide when it was built in the 6th Century. In 1453, it took on the role of a mosque and assumed its identity as a museum in 1936. A building that has been through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire as well as many other historic events has much to display to its visitors. Another establishment that has ties to the Ottoman Empire and religion is Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Camii. Construction of the mosque was completed in 1616 and was recognized as the most prestigious Imperial Mosque in the Ottoman Empire. One of its most spectacular attributes is the possession of 260 windows that provide an unmatched lighted vista.

The Cappadocia region gives tourists a view of some of the most unique geography that can be found anywhere. The Cappdocian plateau is located near the central area of Turkey. It was formed as the lava that spewed from two volcanoes spread across the land. The hardened lava rose 3270 feet high, leaving behind the familiar plateau. As time went by, wind and rain caused erosion of the landform, leaving behind interesting fissures and odd valleys, a sight unseen in any other place. Turkey has the distinction of having coasts on three seas: the Aegean, Black, and Mediterranean. The associated beaches contain sparkling, blue water. Some of the best sightseeing and swimming a tourist can experience can be found at Butterfly Valley, Akkum, Alanya, and Olimpos Cove.

Because Turkey includes some of mankind’s earliest developments, there are several ancient cities that tourists simply must see. Ephesus is one such establishment, and it is one of the best preserved. It has its roots in the 12th Century BC and was one of the most important centers of religion and trade in the area. Over 250,000 people were found there during the Roman period, and Ephesus’s Temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Odeon and Celsus Library are two of its most noteworthy locations.

Turkey offers a one-of-a-kind tourist experience. It has unparalleled cultural roots and sightseeing options. The museums, beaches, and other tourist attractions in Turkey continue to thrive today.…

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What You Don’t Know About Malacca Town

What You Don’t Know About Malacca Town

The area in Malacca Town has several top tourist attractions such as Dutch Square, Christ Church, Stadthuys, Clock Tower, St Paul’s Church and A’ Farmosa. We will be exploring them one by one.

Dutch Square

This is where the locals call ‘the red square’. The first thing that will catch one’s eye is the bright red paint on the buildings around Dutch Square. Contrary to popular belief, the Dutch did not paint this place red. In fact, the buildings were actually built with open-faced bricks, but the bricks began leaking, so the Dutch covered them with plaster and painted them white. Later, the British painted them bright salmon pink, and now the Malacca town council painted them with the red.

But theories still abound as to why the place is painted red. Some are pretty amusing. One says that they were painted red to copy the red brick stone houses in Holland because the Dutch missed their homeland. Another says that the British wanted to separate British buildings from Dutch buildings, so they painted them red. Yet another was that the locals hated the colonial Dutch and pelted the building with betel nut, which discharged red juices, so the building had to be covered in red paint.

Whatever the origin is, the red colour attracts many young newly wed Chinese couples in Malaysia who use the Dutch Square as a background for their wedding photos. In Chinese culture, red symbolizes prosperity.

All around, there are plenty of colourful trishaws, making the entire place lively and bustling.

The fountain nearby is the Queen Victoria Fountain, built by the British in 1901 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee. Walk around it and one will even see a carving of the queen.

Christ Church

Christ Church, the imposing red building right in Malacca Town is the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia. It is also the oldest surviving Dutch church built outside the Netherlands.

It was completed in 1753 after 12 years of construction. The church uses conventional Dutch church architecture; a rectangular plan, massive walls, red granite blocks, and Dutch roof tiles. The bricks are specially imported from Zeeland, a province in the Netherlands. The church was built to commemorate Dutch rule in Malacca as well as to provide a place of worship for the Dutch. In fact, the road where Christ Church stands is called Jalan Gereja or Church Street.

One will not miss the striking white cross and the bell on the top of the church. The bell and weathercock were actually added by the British after they took over Malacca temporarily from the Dutch. But there is an unusual fact about the bell- the inscription dates back to 1698, 55 years before this church was built, suggesting that it could have been used for other purposes before it was hung here on top of the church.

Inside Christ Church, look out for the handmade pews that date back more than 200 years. Don’t miss the huge overhead beams holding up the roof; they were actually cut from a single tree and have no joints. On the walls, you will also see some decorative fanlights and plaques to remember those who have died in this tropical country. The strange thing about these plaques is that they are Catholic in nature but placed inside a Protestant church. Historians think that the highly religious Dutch could not have done that, and speculate that they could have been installed there by the British instead. There is a wooden plaque to commemorate local planters who died during the World War Two, many with Armenian inscriptions. Two of them read: “Greetings! you who are reading this tablet of my tomb in which I now sleep. Give me the news, the freedom of my countrymen, for them I did much weep. If there arose among them one good guardian to govern and keep, vainly I expected the world to see a good shepherd come to look after the scattered sheep.”

Another reads: “I, Jacob, grandson of Shamier, an Armenian of a respectable family whose name I keep, was born in Persia near Inefa, where my parents now forever sleep. Fortune brought …

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India Tourism – Ensure For a Unique Tourism Experience

India Tourism – Ensure For a Unique Tourism Experience

India is a beautiful country and one of the most popular tourism destinations in South Asia. It appeals tourists from all over the world and provides them unique tourism experience to cherish for lifetime. There are a number of tourism options available in India which can be cherished by tourists on their vacations in India. The country is wildly acclaimed for its unique geographical and cultural features. Perhaps it is unique geography and culture which have made this country a predominant tourist destination on the map of tourism in the world. The country has right tourism potential and copious tourist places & attractions to captivate all kinds of tourists through out the entire globe. Tourism in India has countless options which can be relished by tourists on their vacation in the country. Cultural, heritage, adventure, wildlife, pilgrimage, beach, backwater, nature, medical, and monsoon tourism are popular tourism options available in India which enthralls tourists from all over the world.

It is said that a country is well recognized by its culture and tradition. And, the country has rich culture, ancient civilization, glorious history and fascinating tradition which appeal tourists and yes never fail to steal their heart and grab their attention. There are several cultural heritage monuments in the country which are the major attraction of awe-inspiring tourism in India. Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Fatehpur Sikri in Agra; Red Fort, Qutub Minar & Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi; Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves & Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra; Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya; Khajuraho Temple Complex in Madhya Pradesh; Konark Sun Temple in Orissa; Mahabalipuram Groups of Monuments in Tamil Nadu; Hampi Groups of Monuments in Karnataka; Basilica of Bom Jesus and other churches of Goa; etc are UNESCO World Heritage monument attractions in India. These all are considered to be the star attractions of tourism in India. These depict rich cultural heritage of the country and appeal tourists from all over the world for India tours and travels.

Rich culture and tradition of India also can be observed in important fairs & festivals of India. There are many fairs & festivals celebrated in India which promote India tourism and appeal tourists from all over the world. Pushkar Fairs, Kite Festivals, Khajuraho Festivals, Rajgir Mahotsav, etc have great tourism potential. Besides culture and cultural heritage monuments India is also known for its rich flora and fauna and many picturesque nature sites. Breathtaking beaches, serene & scenic backwaters, beautiful landscapes of Kashmir, verdant hill stations, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, towering mountain peaks, snow-clad landscapes, desert & sand dunes, pilgrimage centres, magnificent forts & palaces, etc are prime assets of India tourism. These all are able to enthrall tourists looking for something extra on their vacations in India.

Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, etc are popular tourist states in India having lots of tourist places and destinations contributing immense in the boom of tourism in the country. New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur, Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Darjeeling, Kashmir, Ooty, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Goa, etc are popular places to visit India. These destinations have lots of attractions of tourist interest and never fail to impress them with awe-inspiring charm. Well, if you to want enjoy the awesome charm of tourism, choose a right India tourism package and treasure unique tourism experience to relish for lifetime.…