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Jumat, 15 April 2011

Ahmedabad Travel

Ahmedabad Travel

by: Neha Sharma

Ahmedabad popularly known as 'Manchester of India' is the capital of Gujarat state. This city is among the liveliest places in the state visited by scores of tourists from across the globe around the year. It was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah as his capital in 1411 AD. The attraction of this place revolves around its scenic beauty and Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

Some of the popular Tourist Places in Ahmadabad are:

This temple is the blend of breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It is the marvel of architecture located at Gandhi Nagar and visited millions of tourists throughout the year. The temple was built in 1992 and dedicated to the Lord Swaminarayan.

This grand edifice exquisitely carved out of pink sandstone. The leading attraction of this temple is 7 feet gold statue of Lord Swaminarayan enshrined in the main hall. While other three halls portray the rich Indian culture with light and sound shows, animated electronic models and multimedia shows.
Sabarmati Ashram

Also known as Gandhi ashram located on the bank of Sabarmati River. This ashram was amongst the first satyagraha ashrams set up by Gandhiji in 1915. Scores of tourists visit this ashram so they can get the glimpses of Gandhiji life and his freedom struggle against British Empire. It is the place from where Gandhiji started his historical Dandi March for freedom struggle of India.

ModheraSun Temple
It is one of the must-see attractions of Ahmedabad dedicated to the Sun God. This historic temple situated on the bank of Pushpavati River famous for its architectural beauty and delicate stone carvings. It was built in 1026 by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty. The design of this temple resembles Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa. Surya Kund, Sabha Mandap and Guda Mandap are some of the prominent structure of this temple. Modhera dance festival held in the third week of January every year is the foremost cultural event of this place.

Ahmedabad is the city which represents harmonious blend of an ancient heritage with a vibrant present. Some of the well

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Sydney Travel

Sydney Travel

by: Neha Sharma
From sun-soaked beaches to cultural areas, Sydney has it all. It is a popular international destination for many travelers each year, and for good reason. Sydney has a great climate year round, and is relatively easy to get around in. With so much to see and do, and the ability to do it with ease,Sydney Travel is a tremendous experience that offers much to everyone.

With the world famous harbour, more than 70 beaches, fabulous food and festivals, Sydney offers fun and entertainment for everyone. The most popular place to visit for travelers to Sydney is the gorgeous harbour. You can sail past the famous Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle under the harbour bridge in a kayak.

There are several scenic cruises that will take you in and around the harbour past historic locations, waterfront mansions, and national parks. Or, one can take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in one of several locations around the harbour.With so many things to do in one location, the harbour area is a must see and do for sidney travel.

Sydney is also known for its rich modern, cosmopolitan cultural areas. You can meander through the many markets, fashion boutiques, or discover the antique shops and art galleries. Centennial Parks very big, and is popular with bike riders and those who like to rollerblade. The many lively, historic pubs are popular with travelers too, as is catching a movie at an art-house cinema.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Museum, and the Police and Justice Museum are also popular attractions with visitors. The Sydney Aquarium gives the ability to view sharks at close hand and discover a variety of fishes from all over Australia such as the now famous Nemo clownfish.

If you are looking for outdoor recreational activities, Sydney has that too. With so many beaches and fantastic weather, the going to the beach is a must particularly during the summer months. The soft sandy beaches and warm waters around Sydney are perfect for swimming, surfing, water skiing, or simply sun bathing.

There are also several fantastic places to snorkel or scuba dive with so many reefs teeming with a variety of colorful fish. There are scuba diving courses that are easily accessible for travelers that allow you to get your diving certificate.


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Somerset's Historic Attractions

Somerset's Historic Attractions

by: John Brown
South Somerset, though not as dramatic as the Quantocks or Mendips, still manages to offer plenty of surprises. These include Cadbury Castle, thought to be the site of the legendary Camelot, and Windwhistle Hill, just outside Chard which affords inspiring views of the English and Bristol Channels. The region is peppered with countless remote country towns and small villages – the only major industrial town is Yeovil.

The marshy lowlands to the north were once the haunting grounds of the ‘Seo-mere-saetan’, the sea-lake dwellers from whom the county derived its name. The region’s Saxon heritage is also prevalent in towns like Muchelney and Athelney that use ‘ey’: a corrupted version of the Saxon word for island, ‘ea’.

Other historical attractions can be found in places like Ilchester, which is home to one of the oldest maces in Europe. And near the village of Montacute stands Montacute House, a well-preserved building that dates back to Elizabethan times. The Knights Templar is commemorated at Temple Combe and near Cricket St Thomas and Crewkerne, visitors can find links to Horation Nelson. South Somerset’s fascinating heritage is also prevalent in a selection of villages and hamlets.

The pretty villages of North and South Cadbury feature the huge earthwork, Cadbury Castle. It is situated on a hill west of South Cadbury. The castle, thought to be the site of King Arthur’s Camelot, is perhaps the finest prehistoric camp in Somerset, and one of the finest in the UK.


Somerset’s highest town at around 400 ft above sea level. Outstanding views can bhe had from the nearby Snowdon and Windwhistle Hills. Chard’s 16th century courthouse buildings is the town’s main attractions. Also of note is the Church of St Mary with its 17th century monument to local doctor William Brewer. Two streams flow alongside the High Street, one north, towards the Bristol Channel and the other south to the English Channel.

Compton Pauncefoot

A picturesque village situated in a narrow valley that once belonged to a Norman knight named Pauncefoot. Opposite the quaint village church is the Old Rectory, a pleasant Georgian house. Also noteworthy is the Gothic, Compton Castle that dates back to the 19th century and 17th century in places.


A market town situated on the slopes of the Black Down Hills with a history of sail-making. Historical attractions include the 15th century Church of St Bartholomew with its huge west window and the Jacobean building on Abbey Road, which housed the ancient grammar school, of which Nelson’s flag captain, Captain Hardy, was a pupil.

Cricket St Thomas

Cricket St Thomas is one of the finest estates in the West Country. The Georgian mansion once belonged to the Bridport family who had connections with the great seafarer Lord Nelson, who was a frequent visitor. The large grounds include a popular wildlife park as well as the parish church of St Thomas.

Hinton St George

A village with a warren of narrow lanes, a row of impressive stone houses and a medieval cross with a carving of St John the Baptist. The local features a number of ‘scratch’ dials which are early forms of sun dials.


This town dates back to Roman times and was of importance during medieval times. Reminders of its illustrious past are still in evidence around its village green including a collection of Georgian houses. The town hall is also Georgian and houses a 13th century mace, one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. To the north is situated an impressive Tudor manor house with a 14th century chapel and Elizabethan garden.


A major market town that sits at the foot of the Black Down Hills. Many of the houses that overlook the market square date back to the 18th century. The nearby Beacon Hill, which can be reached via an old road from North Street, affords impressive views of the surrounding countryside. The Tudor manor house, Barrington Court, can be found a few miles north east of the town. It dates back to the early 16th century and features striking spiral chimneys.

Milborne Port

Once a significant mill town, Milborne Port features a collection of historical visitor attractions including a medieval cross, a Norman doorway which forms part of theold guildhall and Saxon Norman Church. Traces of a prehistoric camp are also evident just outside town.


The town’s name derives from the Latin ‘Mons acutus’ which translates as ‘pointed hill’, a reference to the nearby St Michael’s Hill, upon which sits St Michael’s Tower a 16th century folly. Montacute House is a major attraction and is one of the most impressive stately homes in Somerset. Built in the late 16th century it houses a large collection of china, portraits and furniture and has a beautiful Jacobean garden


The major attraction here is Tintinhull House, built from Ham Hill stone and featuring an attractive formal garden. Built in the 18th century, it was given a new west front about 100 years later. The gardens have been lovingly managed since 1900.


A small bustling village peppered with old stone houses. It is located on a hill which overlooks the Blackmoor Vale and provides a good base for exploring the surrounding countryside.


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Beaches in Australia

Holiday Accommodation


Beaches in Australia

by: Aris
Australia is not just the land down under but it is also the largest island in the world. That’s why it will not come as a surprise if you will find perhaps the best beaches in Australia. It’s no fun going to the beach if you are rushing to go home thus the need for a great holiday accommodation. Your northern beaches holidays will surely be a blast when you don’t have to worry about things like where to sleep or stay while having fun. From end to end of Palm Beach to Australia Bayview, holiday accommodation is a must.

From sunrise to sunset, you will be able to laze around on the different beaches of Australia. Here are some of the famous beach destinations that you can visit.

Beach Avalon- this beach is perfect for surfers. This surfing beach is said to be an earthly paradise with great accommodation Avalon. And according to legends, accommodation newport Avalon is the final resting place of the famous King Arthur. Finding a holiday accommodation Avalon is not hard because there are plenty of apartments Avalon and beach real estate Avalon.

Australia Bayview- if you want a beach for the whole family and just a few minutes away from the theme parks, you can start checking out on realestate bayview because this is the perfect spot for you! Homes bayview abound as there are a lot of houses bayview and property bayview that’s perfect for a family.

Bilgola- if you want a suburb feel and a secluded beach then get yourself an accommodation bilgola by checking out realestate bilgola. You will never run out of choices for real estate bilgola.

Palm Beach- this is perhaps the most famous beach in Australia as this is the location of the famous TV hit “Home and Away”. When it comes to real estate Palm Beach, variety is a main feature. Palm Beach accommodation ranges from simple cottages, Palm Beach apartments to a house palm beach that has grand real estate. Ask any real estate agent palm beach and they will tell you that this is the place to be for a palm beach holiday. Sydney palm beach is where the famous and affluent people go on a holiday that’s why you usually need to book in advance for a palm beach

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or better yet you can buy a real estate for sale palm beach. You also have the option to go for a Sydney accommodation just in case Palm Beach accommodation is all booked out.

Whale Beach- if you want a beach wedding then a whale beach holiday is for you. There’s a lot of whale beach accommodation for you and your guest as well as a whale beach real estate that’s the perfect backdrop to start a new life together.

Other real estate that you can check on for holiday northern beaches and other interesting Australia beaches are beach church point, real estate clareville, real estate mona vale, real estate narrabeen and Newport real estate. For accommodation churchpoint or just about any holiday accommodation in Australia, you can trust Ray White Prestige.


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Rabu, 13 April 2011

Things To Do With Kids in Peru

Things To Do With Kids in Peru

By Karen Ward

Peru is a safe, varied and fascinating destination for families with children of all ages.

1. The Amazon. The ultimate in fun exploration. Even getting to the jungle is an adventure as you travel by boat to your lodge, then sleep under mosquito nets listening to the sounds of the jungle. Look out for monkeys, caiman and bugs galore, so searching for fogs by torchlight and, for teens, there are zip lines and kayak adventures galore. The Tambopata region of Peru has lodges set up for families. What better way for children to learn about nature and the environment than on an unforgettable Amazon adventure.

2. Ruins, ruins ruins. What is not to like about scrambling around ruins on a mountain top? Machu Picchu isn't the only ancient site, the ruins of Pisaq ramble all the way up the hillside with plenty of hidden nooks and crannies to explore, Saxsayhuaman on the hill above Cusco is the biggest fort of them all and a popular spot for local children to play football. Kuelap, in the north of Peru represents a huge fortress of little round houses on top of a mountain; a king's castle if ever there was one!

3. Lima. Don't skip the Peruvian capital if you visit with kids. For a fun way to see the main sights, hop on the open top bus tour of the city center. Lima's excellent galleries such as the MALI and MAC in Barranco have regular outdoor art activities for the whole family, and the cost is less than a dollar. The Malecon is 6 miles of parks on cliff tops overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Hire a bike for a traffic-free ride and spectacular views local paragliders. Near Lima airport is the fort of Callao and the modern, large city zoo. The zoo is arranged in three sections representing the coastal, mountain and jungle areas of Peru; best visited midweek to avoid the crowds.

4. Beaches. The far north of Peru has year round sunshine and warm weather. Mancora Beach attracts families from Peru and Ecuador but, for a quieter, village feel and calmer waters head to undeveloped Punta Sal. Older children will enjoy the surf and kite surfing in this part of the country, and parents will enjoy the fantastic seafood.

5. Animals. The wildlife isn't restricted to the jungle. Sea lions, penguins, boobies and dolphins can be spotted on short, fun boat trips near Lima, at Pucusana, and Paracas National Park. Paddington did indeed come from Peru and you can spot him at the Chaparri Resrve outside Chiclayo. Any trip into the countryside in Peru will bring you close to chickens, guinea pigs, horses, llamas, alpacas, strange hairless dogs and a multitude of hummingbirds.

6. Outdoor activities. If you are visiting Cusco, then softer kid-friendly activities include horse riding in the Sacred Valley and rafting or paddling on inflatable canoes in the beautiful mountain scenery along the Urubamba River.

7. Nazca. See the real lines as featured in Indiana Jones. For lovers of all things gruesome, the deser Cementerio de Chauchilla is littered with mummified remains complete with skulls, hair and teeth. You can see a scale model of the Nazca lines behind the fascinating Maria Reiche Museum. At the Andres Calle Flores Workshop, Toni hosts a funny and informative workshop and kids can make their own Nazca style pots.

Wherever you travel in Peru, families are assured of a warm welcome from the child - loving Peruvians.

Karen uses her years of experience of living and travelling in Latin America to plan customized, great value tours for families of all agesat Into Latin America. See what else your family can do in Peru Find out how Karen can show you the real Latin America


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A Weekend Away From The City

A Weekend Away From The City

By Aidan Cannings

Holidaying in the south west is something everyone should indulge in from time to time, and with the creation of an International airport in Cornwall and rail improvements it is really easy for holiday makers to get to Cornwall, now more than ever before.

My Gran used to tell me about times when she would holiday in St. Ives and apparently they used to put their vehicle on the train from London and then take it off when they got to Cornwall and drive the rest of the journey! Was Cornwall once completely isolated in this way? Times have changed since then and I for one am glad to see the infrastructure of Cornwall improved to be on par with most other parts of the United Kingdom.

I'd like to recommend a couple of places to visit if you are thinking of heading to Cornwall for a couple of days, a long weekend, a mini break or just an idea of what to do for a couple spare days in your holiday in Cornwall.
I would recommend hitting Truro - one of the smallest places in Europe, this place is actually a city, albeit a very small one but with a town like feel! There are tones of places you can get a fantastic tasty warm Cornish pasty and a traditional scone with cool clotted cream.

Be sure to visit the majesty of the Cathedral here, its daunting height and beautiful centuries old stained glass windows are worth the visit on their own! Take a walk down the streets of Truro away from the beaten track, cross the river near by the side of the cathedral and have a wander through the boutique shops tailored with perfect saviours for every occasion.

For evening delights I would eye up one of the fine fooleries around Lemon Street there are perhaps a dozen good places to choose from in this area alone. Night life is quiet and there are some good bars and hall for Cornwall has some good shows and live acts from time to time.

If you have two days - Go to St. Ives, one of my favourite towns in Cornwall and somewhere I head to given any opportunity. St. Ives is in my opinion the typical definition of a Cornish sea side town with all of the trimmings to cater for a holiday maker in every way imaginable. Much like Truro it offers a real holiday experience and the best thing is that its right next to the sea.

Take a walk through the main drag of St. Ives town, keep going towards the beaches and check out the Tate gallery, the view from the top is just fantastic, you should get a taste of where you might want to head from here.

The Cottage Boutique provide quality holiday cottages in St Ives. All cottages can be viewed and booked on-line easily. To read more about St Ives, St Ives beaches and for your Cornish self-catering accommodation visit The Cottage Boutique.


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Kamis, 31 Maret 2011

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The beauty of komodo island

Any time you plan to go to Indonesia, you also have to consider going to Komodo Island. The island is part of Komodo National Park and also it is the ancient area of komodo dragons. In addition, it is an excellent and popular diving location.

Komodo Island and other islands all-around Flores and Sumbawa are actually belong to another time and spot. Dry, rugged, covered in scrub and also palms. This is exactly only few degrees in the south of equator. It is actually the wonderful area for the environment of the world's most terrific animal - Komodo Dragons.

Komodo dragon is the biggest types of lizard which only can be found in Indonesia. They can grow up to 3 meters long and more than 95Kg weight. Despite the fact that it's huge, the Komodo dragon is agile to climb and swim. It's one of the world's most special animals and this is exactly why many people have a look at Komodo Island.

There are lots of varieties of marine life in the Komodo Island region. Both south and north are deep seas that bring plankton and numerous nutrients that fed the whole marine creature.

Komodo Island is clear and rich of plankton that provides food for the numerous marine species life and attracts dolphins and whales. It's an excellent snorkeling and scuba diving because the coral reefs are in great condition. Pantai Merah (Red Beach) is a well-liked and extraordinary snorkeling region.

Komodo Island is stunning and distinctive region simply because it offers divers many choices of both temperate and tropical diving within the scant space of 10KM.

Simply because of its vastness, there are 2 seasons for diving komodo, the winter for the cooler and the summer for the warmer. The primary reason in enjoying diving Komodo Island is the visibility and in this regards, the north is more predictable.

Komodo Island is also the most effective place for numerous photographers to capture numerous moments simply because it offers you with spectacular views and much more wildlife like buffalo, horse, and more komodo dragon that up to three meters long. The Rinca Island, the part of Komodo National park also have beautiful view to see many kinds of wild issues like komodo dragon on trail region and nest of female to lie the egg on the heating season.


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