Tour to Las Vegas, USA

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Las Vegas signLas Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States.

Located in the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is hot and dry during summer with mild winters, and plenty of sunshine all year round. In the height of summer, during July and August, the mercury often soars above 100ºF (38ºC). Winters are cooler and bring winds and cold nights, with daytime highs of around 60ºF (16ºC) and chilly nights averaging 40ºF (4ºC). What little rain there is usually falls in winter, between January and March. In summer though there are sometimes late afternoon thunderstorms that move in from Mexico.

How to reach?

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is centrally located between many of the major natural attractions in the US Southwest, and it offers a wide variety of competitively priced flights from most major cities in the USA. With over 500 flights per day coming from nearly every major city in the USA and from several foreign cities, it offers convenient access to the Southwest at competitive prices. If you wish to visit the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park or any of the great scenic attractions in the Southwest, consider flying into Las Vegas.

Las Vegas show girlsLas Vegas Shows
The top Las Vegas shows can be quite spectacular and very entertaining, but they are relatively expensive. Some of the lesser-known shows may not be quite as spectacular, but they can be just as entertaining for half the cost. Even better bargains can be found in the discount ticket shops at various locations along the strip. They normally offer surplus tickets to the less popular shows on the day of performance for discounts of up to 50%.

The best bargains of all are the free performances offered at some of the casinos. Rio provides a free sky show above its main concourse several times each evening. Sam's Town produces a Western Stampede Show and the outdoor concourse at Fremont Street offers its spectacular ceiling light show every hour in the evening until midnight. Strolling along the strip, you can see the fountain show at Bellagio, the erupting volcano at Mirage and the Pirates Cove Show at Treasure Island. Free musical and disco performances are available at numerous bars and clubs throughout the various casinos.

Las Vegas Local Attractions
There are a number of interesting natural attractions in the vicinity of Las Vegas or within a few hours drive. You can take commercial tour to most of these attractions. The tour operators will pick you up right at your hotel in early morning, take you to the attraction, and then return you to your hotel the same day. If you have a car, you can drive to the local attractions.

Red Rock Canyon is less than an hour from the strip. It is a great place to see the unspoiled desert landscape or to hike in some of the mountain canyons. The Valley of Fire is within a two-hour drive. It offers some strange volcanic geology. Death Valley National Park is within three hours and provides a glimpse of a most extreme desert landscape. The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, and you can drive to the South Rim Visitors’ Center in less than five hours or to the slightly less spectacular West Rim in less than three hours. Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Sedona and the largest preserved sections of old Route 66 are all within a half-day drive of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas luxorShopping in Las Vegas
Nearly every casino in Las Vegas offers an array of shops selling a variety of merchandise. The Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace and the International Market in Planet Hollywood have a wide selection. Many of these shops offer high-priced luxury items. You can even buy a Ferrari in the Wynn Casino. For bargain selections, visit one of the larger shopping malls. The Fashion Show Mall and the Palazzo Mall are located along the strip while Las Vegas Premium Outlets is located adjacent to the north end of the strip and Town Square Mall is located along Las Vegas Boulevard a bit south of the strip.

If you prefer something a bit more unique, you can visit the Gambler’s General Store on South Main Street for everything from a selection of thousands of different varieties of poker chips, cards and dice to a full sized roulette wheel or a slot machine. For the ladies, a visit to Strings, the Rainbow Feather Company, or Serge’s Showgirl Wigs can help you achieve your fantasy of dressing as a Las Vegas showgirl.

Best Time to Visit
October is a great time to visit Las Vegas. You can have a helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon to a Vegas bus tour, a night flight over the Vegas Strip to a Lake Mead cruise.



dubai-palmDubai is the second largest emirate in the federation after Abu Dhabi and Dubai tourism has become a major focus of Dubai's economy. Dubai tourism guide takes you to the glorious past of Dubai with various historical places and museums like Al Fahidi Fort, Bin Muzaina House, Bait Al Wakeel, Burj Nahar etc display the rich culture and heritage of the city.

Dubai's whopping constructions and developments in various sectors through contemporary real estate projects, sports events, shopping festivals and conferences has attracted world-wide attention for Dubai City, establishing it as the world's leading business hub. Tourism of Dubai city also showcases numerous spectacular beaches, luxurious hotels, beach side resorts with excellent security in the world.

Dubai has a rich cultural scene with art museums, film festivals (Dubai film festival) and performing arts centers, in addition to being a shopper's delight, hosting the annually held Dubai Shopping Festival. Dubai is a city of amazement waiting to be explored holding the potential for one of the most significant international cities of the 21st century.

ClimateDubai has a hot & dry climate, where the summers are predominantly hot, windy and dry, with an average high around 40 °C and during the night lows around 30 °C. Well, it is hard to walk during the daytime in summer month’s i.e during mid April; so you must keep yourself well-equipped with skin protection ointment and adequate drinks to prevent yourself from getting drenched. You can enjoy lots of juicy dates during this period as it can be seen everywhere in the summer.

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Dubai Culture
Dubai culture is a cosmopolitan one. With the arrival of great number of foreign population which includes, Persians, Indians, Baluchis etc, the culture in Dubai has become a global one. With Islam as its official religion, Dubai finds its deep rooting in Islamic traditions that is an integral part of Dubai way of life. Like religion, language, Culture in Dubai is also diverse and although Arabic is declared to be the official language of Dubai, other languages of the world co-exist with it.

Dubai Tourist Attractions
Dubai offers its visitors with great shopping, camel racing, mountains, beaches, deserts and oases, among many other delights. From the standstill desert to the lively bustle of the souk Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors., Dubai does not only boast the best enthralling sights but has also preserved some of the most alluring historical attractions. Since earliest times, Dubai has been a meeting place, bringing together the Bedouin of the desert interior with the pearl-diver, the merchant of the city with the sea-going fisherman.
Shopping guidelines

Mostly known for its gold souks, Dubai is every shoppers delight. A range of shopping malls, gold and discounted electronics attract a large number of tourists. A proper planning and survey about the best shopping streets could be carried out prior your actual visit to avoid last minute hurry.

dubai-architectureDubai Travel Information
As per an individual’s nationality, he/she need to apply for a stay visa before visiting Dubai. The norms differ as per the nationality, and factors like the purpose, duration of your stay and total number of people along with you, etc require consideration. For this, the official consulate or the embassy can be contacted via correct channel to verify your VISA conditions well-in-hand.

Dubai Government
The Dubai government is made up of the Supreme Council of the UAE - the highest federal authority - headed by the hereditary rulers of the seven emirates. It is responsible for general policy matters involving education, defense, foreign affairs, communications, development and the establishment federal laws.


Manali Tour – Paradise for Honeymooners

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beas RiverWhen the scorching heat becomes irrestible on the plain lands in summer then it makes people think of to escape somewhere where it is cold and cozy . In my experience I have seen people choossing Manali or to Shimla 8 out of 10 times. One of the best place among honeymooners and those looking for cooler climes – Manali is an ideal destination in Himachal Pradesh. But it is not only in the peak summer that people go to Manali, I have seen a lot of my friends going to Manali with their personal cars or rented ones in the months of December and January too to experience the snowfalls.

The scenic beauty of Manali and an irresistible appeal that attracts tourists to this small town located 274 kilometers north of Shimla. Its close proximity to the snow-line in the lap of the Kullu valley makes it a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. Manali stands at an altitude of 2,050 meters above sea level. The Beas River that flows through the town accentuates its scenic beauty.

Rohthang PassManali is also called ‘Valley of the Gods,’ Manali literally means the ‘abode of Manu,’ a mythological character who believed to have survived when the whole world had submerged under the flood. He then came to Manali and recreated human life. This has made Manali a pilgrimage spot for Hindus. It also has a number of Buddhist monasteries as well.

Manali is just not a two dimensional tourist destination; it has other facts as well. Apart from the beautiful views of the snow covered peaks, Manali also offers good options for adventure tourism. One can try skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, trekking and mountain biking in and around Manali. It also has amazing snowfields and some flourishing apple orchards. Manali is a refreshing getaway and first choice for those who want to see and touch snow for the first time.

There are plenty of other exciting things to do in Manali. It is a typical tourist destination, where you get to do all sort of activities. Shopping, dress & photo in traditional Himachali costume, sit on a Yak & get yourself clicked, hold a rabbit in your lap and get yourself clicked again, learn skiing and stumble, try ice skating, go paragliding, visit ancient temples, and go for a trek. The multitude of options available in Manali makes it popular tourist spot among people of all age groups.

Other Places of Interest:
Naggar Fort, south of Manali is a reminder from the Pala Empire. The fort is made from rocks, stones, and elaborate wood carvings, which resembles the rich and elegant art works of Himachal. The castle was later converted to a hotel and is currently under himachal tourism.

Hidimba Devi Temple, erected in 1553, is dedicated to the local deity Hadimba, wife of the Pandava prince, Bhim. The temple is noticed for its four-store pagoda and exquisite wooden carvings.

Rahla waterfalls lie some 27 km (17 mi) from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass, are the beautiful Rahla Falls at an altitude of 2,501 m (8,205 ft).

Solang valley, popularly known as Snow Point, is 13 km northwest of Manali.

Manikaran, located about 45 km. from kullu on the way to Manali is known for its hot spring near the river Parvati.

ManikaranRohtang, located about 40 km from manali is one of the most famous snow point, but its closed during winters due to snow.

The climate in Manali is very cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 14 °C (57 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F), and between −7 °C (19.4 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) in the winter.

Time to visit:
The best time to visit Manali is May and October but one can visit this place during winters too.

How to reach?
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar in Kullu about one and a half hour’s drive from Manali. Not all airlines fly to Bhuntar, only a few do. Please find out before you decide to fly to Manali.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Chandigarh at 310 kilometers and Jogindarnagar at 180 kilometers, which has a narrow gauge track.

By Bus: Manali is 570 from Delhi, from Shimla the distance is 280 km. From Delhi, there is a regular HPTDC Luxury and Volvo Coach to Manali from Janpath. There is one that leaves Janpath at 7 pm and reaches Manali at 10 am. On the way you'll cross Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu before reaching Manali.

One can always make Delhi, India to be the centre point to visit Manali.


Holiday Tours in Mauritius

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mauritius - Paradise of Charm and Wellness
So far away, yet so much at home

holiday toursMauritius is an island in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. It is situated 1200 miles off the coast of Africa in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The combination of colors, cultures and tastes makes Mauritius so charming that it will make your holiday tour just unforgettable. A unique sort of luxury and refinement will uplift your soul. The island offers an essential beauty that will force you to return to its shores again and again. Mauritius was named after Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau. The island is located on latitude 20º south of the equator and longitude 57.5º east. English is the official language of Mauritius. French and Creole are commonly used with a population of 1.2 million, the literacy rate hovers around 90%.

Clear warm waters and white beaches make Mauritius more beautiful to visit. The sea is famous for water sports. In the evenings, with a view on the sunset, the trendy bars, restaurants and clubs are just an amazing experience. To make your holiday tour more exciting you can experience the natural undersea life by diving with trained and expertise divers and for this all you need is a swim suit. Deep sea fishing, scuba diving and water seeing are few more choices to cherish yourself in the water. Not only water sports but golf here is also one of the famous sports. Most of the golf courses here are mind blowing. Infact, Mauritius was the third country where golf was played after UK and India. Gymkhana Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere.

holiday toursMauritius is not just about sun, sea and sand. There is so much to experience inside the island, in the midst of its lush vegetation. Replete with lush forest, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife, Moonscape Mountains and palm-fringed beaches, Mauritius is the dream tourists spot and perfect for an ideal holiday tour. Mark Twain liked Mauritius so much and was so impressed that he quoted "Mauritius was made first, and then heaven was copied from it", and anyone who has experienced the holiday tour in the island would no doubt agree with him.

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The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February. The western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South. Summer months are wet and humid, lasting between November and May, while the dry winter starts from June and lasts till September. The region is prone to cyclonic activity and Mauritius has seen some major cyclones in the last century.

Culture :
Mauritius is a blend of diverse cultures and religions. The population consists of Hindus, Creole, Chinese, Muslims and Europeans.

The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents (cs). At the latest exchange rate, one Euro is worth around Rs. 30.

The duration of the Mauritius tour packages differs depending upon the number of destinations covered. As there is so much to see here, you are advised to go for the tours that last for at least 6- 7 days. To enjoy all the major destinations and relax at some of the luxurious beach resorts, you should opt for the longer tours that can last up to 15 or more days.

The Mauritius tours cover all the major sites of the island in a systematic format. The tourist attractions in Mauritius covered by these tour packages include all the major scenic spots, museums, religious places, and protected forests. Some of the tourist spots covered by the tours include – Port Louis, L’Aventure du Sucre, Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin, Black River Gorges, Balaclava Ruins, The Labourdonnais Orchards, The Triolet Shivala, Martello Towers, Domaine du Chasseur, and Ile aux Aigrettes.

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Language Spoken:
Most people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English and French. Creole and French are the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are also spoken.

Visa & Entry:
A visitor must carry a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. A visitor’s visa is normally granted for a period of two weeks to one month upon arrival, to almost all holders of a valid passport, with one or two exceptions. Visitors are strongly recommended to contact the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius or the nearest Mauritian Embassy or Consulate. The visa can be extended upon request at the Passport and Immigration Office, Sterling House, 11-19 Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port-Louis, Tel : (230) 210-9312 to 210-9317 Fax (230)210-9322.


Holiday Tours: Travel to Celebrate 4th July 2010 with USA

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Statue of Liberty4th July, time for America’s celebration for their independence from the British. The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays of the year and is celebrated in all manner of ways. This is the best time to travel to America and to join the celebration and to understand their culture. In New York there are hundreds of events including the famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, a concert in Battery Park, parades and marching bands which is one of the biggest is in Brooklyn, baseball games, picnics and last but not least Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Every district in New York will be celebrating. For a detailed schedule, contact the official New York State tourism office, I Love New York.

Tel +1 (518) 474 4116

The Fourth of July is a day for family fun. Whether you're taking a trip or looking for fireworks close to home, here's a list of festivities that going to take place in different places in America for those who are already their as a tourist or want to go for a holiday travel.

Philadelphia's annual Independence Day festival celebrates for almost two weeks, starting the last week in June with concerts, food events, and much more, and leading up to a full day of festivities on July 4th.

New York City:
A highlight in NYC is Macy's stupendous Fourth of July Fireworks, set off from several locations from barges on the Hudson River.

•Long Island, NY
Fireworks, parades, festivals, races, more.

•Boston's Fourth of July Harborfest
"America's Biggest Independence Day Party" is a multi-day bash with hundreds of events -- from historic tours to Children's Day to Chowderfest-- and attracts more than 2.5 million visitors. Fourth of July Pops Concert at the Esplanade is a tradition, leading up to fireworks over the Charles River.

Chicago's biggest fireworks spectacle has for more than three decades happened on July 3rd, at Grant Park: over a million people -- with blankets, coolers, picnics -- watch from the lakefront. However, this celebration is canceled for 2010; three smaller fireworks displays will take place at different points along the lakefront. On July 4th, Navy Pier -- which has fireworks all summer - will have a special fireworks display.

•Salem MA - July 4th
Kids Space with dj, activities, crafts; concerts; National Guard flyover; fireworks...

•Baltimore's Fourth of July Celebration
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the place to be: check Calendar for all-day fun, and grand finale fireworks.

•Connecticut Fourth of July Events
Click on Events and select July 4th for parades, fireworks, etc. Mystic Seaport, for ex., has an 1870s Fourth of July.

DC Fireworks•Washington DC
A giant National Independence Day Parade starts the celebration along Constitution Avenue; in the afternoon, the annual Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife entertains; the National Archives has a Family Day; and in the evening, the National Symphony Orchestra performs while one of the country's largest shows of fireworks lights up the reflecting pool on the National Mall.

•Fourth of July in Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg is living history: real-life actors in the streets and in historic houses bring to life the days before the American Revolution. Expect fireworks, and the chance to ask a few questions -- ask Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry, that is.

•Virginia Beach
It's a Stars & Stripes Explosion for July 4th: oceanfront stages with live performances; thousands of visitors; many styles of live music; spectacular fireworks over the ocean.

•Fourth of July in Orlando
Expect great fireworks in this town! Find fireworks and celebrations at Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, Sea World, more.

•July 4th Celebrations in the Southeast
Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia - About's Guide for Southeast for Visitors covers Independence Day celebrations in all these states.
4th of July Parade•Texas: Houston July 4th
Festivities and live entertainment in Eleanor Tinsley Park lead up to "the nation's largest land-based fireworks show" (-NYC's fireworks are on a river). Other celebrations, too.

•Austin, Texas
Bring a blanket and picnic basket, for fireworks and music by the Austin Symphony; other venues too.

•New Orleans
Celebrate Independence Day New Orleans style: Go 4th on the River is a major bash, with live entertainment followed by the "Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza" on the Mississippi River. Other events, too.

•Top Picks for 4th of July in St. Louis
The Fair St. Louis has a parade that's been rolling for over 130 years, a Family Fun Village, free concerts, and of course fireworks. Other celebrations too in nearby towns.

•Phoenix Independence Day
About's guide for Phoenix suggests great venues for the 4th of July, with picnics, concerts, rides, etc., leading up to the fireworks.

•Los Angeles: 4th of July Festivities
Where to celebrate the 4th of July in and around LA: festivals, fireworks, BBQ's, and more, including events in the Valley and Orange County.

•LA July 4th: Americafest at the Rose Bowl
A standout event for July 4th for families in the LA area: the Rose Bowl stadium, in Pasadena, has a day-long festival with live music, food, entertainment, and "the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California".

•San Francisco 4th of July
The Fourth of July Celebration takes place at Pier 39, part of the popular tourist complex that includes Fisherman's Wharf, the Cannery, and Ghirardelli Square. Free family fun, bands, street performers, marionettes, face-painting, and (do we need to say it?) fireworks.

•Seattle: Fourth of Jul-Ivars
--this event was discontinued, in 2009 - check for 2010.
Ivars is a big name in Seattle for its seafood restaurants. Some 40 years ago, founder Ivar Haglund was asked to put on a fireworks show for the city. The fireworks have gone off year after year, plus music, kids' activities, food and more.


Holiday Travels: Get Wild in Kenya's MAASAI MARA

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kenya lies astride the equator to the east seaboard area of Africa. It is a medium-sized homeland by continental measures; covering a locality of about 586,600km sq. The tourist business in Kenya is the second biggest source of foreign exchange income after agriculture. The major tourist comes here for safari photography through the 19 nationwide reserves and game preserves. Other enticements encompass the mosques at Mombasa; the renowned view of the Great Rift Valley; the coffee plantations at Thika; an outlook of Mt. Kilimanjaro, over the boundary into Tanzania and its sandy coastlines along the Indian Ocean. Kenya National Parks are controlled by Kenya Wildlife Services, who gaze after and defend the areas. The salaries of employees in the National Parks are generally financed by entry charges ascribed for safaris and tours. Unlike Game Reserves, National Parks permit firmly no human habitation.


South Western Kenya is the heartland of the Maasai. The Masai Mara National Reserve, the best renowned and travelled to nationwide reserve in Kenya, is established in South Western Kenya, and extends along the boundary with Tanzania. The Masai Mara district is a part of the comprehensive Serengeti Plains, which extend over into the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Animals encompassing lions, elephant, rhino, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, antelope, zebra, wildebeest and monkeys are effortlessly glimpsed on Kenya Masai Mara Safari Tours. It is furthermore dwelling to the native Masai persons, who conventionally perform beef cattle herding. You can glimpse the Masai herdsmen in their colorful red attire on Kenya Masai Mara Safari Tours.

Wildlife in Masai Mara

The Masai Mara National Reserve is unbelievably wealthy in wildlife, which are defended and can without coercion traverse over from one homeland to another. The Great Migration, happens every year as immense herds of wildebeest, antelope, and zebra migrate in seek of nourishment and water and traverse the stream Mara into Kenya in July/August, only to come back to Tanzania in October. You can glimpse this astonishing scene on Kenya Masai Mara safari trips, with Kenya Tour Guide.

The countryside of Masai Mara comprises of revolving grasslands, called savannah, dashed with acacia trees, termite mounds, scrub and little bushes. Tourists can glimpse the Big Five African Wildlife Attractions - Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhino, and Cape buffalo on Keny Masai Mara Safari Tours. Other animals glimpsed here are cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, wildebeest, antelope, zebra, and eland. Numerous birds extending from minute sunbirds to large vultures can furthermore be glimpsed at Masai Mara. The yearly Wildebeest Migration at the Maasai Mara is a natural cycle that replaces and improves the grasslands of East Africa. Each June, round 1.3 million Wildebeest accumulate in the Serengeti to calve. They gradually mass into a gigantic lone herd, until the dry time of the year withers providing new grass.

The scent of rainfall to the North starts to draw the herd all through July, and shortly the planet’s utmost animal migration is underway. This is one of the amazing wildlife enticements that make's Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. Kenya’s most well liked affinity, the Mara was bestowed its name for its sheer capacity and kind of game. There is no better time to visit the Mara than throughout the Great Migration. The sound of the close to herd is a deep, primal rumbling of thundering hooves and reduced grunts. The view of the wildebeest is staggering- a relentless ascribing mass that extends from one horizon to the other this endless grey stream of life is mottled with very dark and white as zebras connect the throng. Over the course of the migration, tourists to Kenya will have the opening to pursue the advancement of the herds and know-how the full grassland cycle firsthand. In the Maasai Mara, Africa’s biggest concentrations of killers are drawn to this flawless opening for so straightforward hunting. Lions are often glimpsed striking the herds - particularly at night- pulling down straggling individuals.

For this attractive game book, it is a time of renewal, as the dung from the travelling to herds fertilizes the plains. October will glimpse the herds turn southward and replicate the identical excursion back to the Serengeti, where the improved grasslands await. The Migration is the planet’s last large epic of life and death. Of all the calves born in the Serengeti, two out of three will not ever come back from their first and most requiring migration. It is this inextricable binding of renewal and sustenance, feast and famine, life and death that makes this happening one of nature’s utmost wonders. The migration can be skilled on early forenoon game drives in customized vehicles, strolling safaris with Maasai Warrior tour guides, horseback safaris in localities surrounding the Mara, or even from warm air Balloon safaris over the herds.

The Masai People

The Masai tribal persons have been dwelling here since the 17th century. They are pastoralists and manage not search the wildlife in the book, where they reside in customary villages and graze their cattle. Tourists can purchase Masai handicrafts for example beadwork or carved timber figurines from the souvenir stores in the village of Narok on Kenya Masai Mara Safari Tours.


The authorized currency is the Kenya Shilling. The in writing abbreviation is either KSh or utilising /= after the allowance (i.e. 500/=)

Available Notes are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings. Available coins are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40 shillings. Visitors to Kenya should change foreign currency at banks, bureaux de change or authorized hotels. The easiest currencies to exchange are US Dollars, Pounds sterling and EURO.

Travelers Cheques are broadly acknowledged, and numerous inns, journey bureaus, safari businesses and bistros accept Credit Cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to accelerate money on borrowing cards. There are no limits on the allowance of foreign currency that can be conveyed into Kenya.

Before exodus, tourists are suggested to alter any surplus Kenya shillings into foreign currency at a bank or bureau de change before departure. Departure levies can be paid in localized or foreign currency. Anyone desiring to take more than 500,000 Kenya Shillings out of the homeland will need in writing authorization from the Central Bank.

Kenya's Climate

Generally the weather is moderately hot and humid at the seaboard area, cooling and humid in the centered highlands, and warm and dry in the north and east. Across most of the homeland, rainfall is powerfully cyclic, whereas its convention, timing and span alter substantially from location to location and from year to year. Rainfall peaks in most localities are in November and April.

How to reach Masai Mara

Masai Mara is a 6-hour propels from Nairobi or a half an hour air journey from Nairobi airport.

The issue of street get access to to this district is Narok, a 3 hour propel from Nairobi. There are normal motor advisers and matatus to Narok from Nairobi and other destinations. Some persons select to fly to the Mara, which is overhauled by 2 airstrips. There are every day arranged air journey from Nairobi, and the coast. Private Charters furthermore use these strips. Accessing the Mara locality is tough without personal transport. Most tourists arrive to Maasai Mara as part of a Safari bundle from Nairobi or in a Hire Car.

Kenya Tour Guide boasts online registration for wildlife safari trips to Kenya. For more data or to publication a trip delight goes in your query in the pattern below.

Accommodation in Masai Mara

Your alternative of places to stay for your stay in Kenya should be determined by your individual journey budget. Kenya’s Maasai Mara book has a broad variety of safari lodges and reserves and journey choices in and round Masai Mara. There are luxury lodges, exclusive tented bivouacs, campsites and more available. For some persons, dozing under canvas in the Kenyan wilderness, by an open blaze and enclosed by the stunning evening disturbances of untamed animals, is a one time in a life time know-how that has larger worth than the most exorbitant inn or lodge. You can relish a stay at the book along with safari travels in shut jeeps. The lions have no worry of humans and will extend a serving of food uninterrupted even if a jeep stops close by for visitors to observe it on Kenya Masai Mara Safari Tours.

Find Tour Operators

The Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) comprises the concerns of over 250 of the premier and most skilled expert trip operators in Kenya.

Its constituents offer a broad variety of services extending from Special concern safaris, Air safaris, Incentive journey assembly safaris, Custom safaris for one-by-one tourists, Camping safaris (luxury & budget), Indian Ocean & Coast vacations, Golf Safaris and Agro Safaris.

Tourist information

Tourists in most nations are needed to have both a identification and a visa. Vaccinations contrary to malaria and yellow high warmth are advisable.

The Kenya Tourist Board, or KTB, is the government bureau that markets Kenya to foreign travellers. The personal sector's outlooks are established with the Ministry of Tourism, which works nearly with the KNB. The Ministry of Tourism is to blame for suggesting the KNB and unfastening bodies in the ministry associated to exact kinds of tourism.


Choosing the Best Travel Agent

Monday, June 14, 2010

Travel Agent
Planning a holiday overseas can be tough so its best to look for a travel agent to direct you from start to finish. Even if you desire to journey inside your own homeland, it is habitually best to talk to those who are well renowned with transport, fooding, lodging, charges and furthermore adept to direct you. A travel agent is an individual who presents airline or cruise clients with data on traveling and tips for choosing the right destination. The first step one should take when choosing a travel agent is to get referrals from associates, family, or friends.

It is best to proceed with a travel agent who is not only declared, but furthermore qualified. The Internet is another place to seek for a potential travel agent. Many agencies have their own web sites, producing it likely to accumulate data considering the travel agent, as well as to read repsonses left by past customers on the note boards.

Top 5 Reasons one should hold in brain to choose a travel agent.

#1 Ability to provide the best options and prices.

It is not just about price. Consumers are looking for journey agencies to supply the best general answer to their one-by-one journey needs. We have a inclination to directly believe cost is what deals and not inevitably what the clientele likes or needs. Qualifying the clientele upfront can supply you with a applicable desires assessment. This can encompass designated days, value or position of places to stay or stateroom, cancellation principle, recreational amenities, the alleviate of managing enterprise, etc. It may not just be the price.

#2 Money Saver.

Saving cash is furthermore not just about price. It is more about value. If the inn was not the right position, if the cruise line was not the right cruise line, if the golf course was not the right golf course…it does not issue how much your clientele saved. They will not arrive back to you. One can save a ton of cash and be miserable. Saving cash is significant to buyers only after they have assessed the worth equation.

Value is what they are looking for. This is where you, the journey agency, can supply a discernible difference. By correctly qualifying your clients upfront, you can suggest applicable offerings and furthermore supply cost keeping strategies. Moving a designated day, altering the position of a room/cabin, being open to air journey choices, etc., all can save money. Nobody likes to yield more than necessary. In today’s natural environment, it is now trendy for clients to brag to their gazes and associates how much they have kept, if it is a inn room, airline chair or cruise. Value seen and obtained is critical.

And remember, if the customer has a bad travel experience, you will never hear from them how much money they saved.

#3 Knowledge on Product.

Customers purchase insight. This is the most significant ascribe besides the proposing of charge and merchandise options. Travel agencies can place themselves to be journey professionals if they have the correct teaching and information to back it up. This is why extending learning is so critical, if you are in an agency natural environment or at home.

#4 Ability to answer questions about safety/security.

Safety and security have habitually been peak of brain with leisure travelers. Consumers are searching out safety/security data which presents them with up to designated day data on journey destinations. In the world we reside in today, this is critical.
One will not make assumptions about any place travelled to, particularly worldwide, without having the insight from up to designated day data, if it is political, wellbeing associated, terrorism, or climate related. And we understand how quickly this can change.

Travel agents can provide a terrific service to their customers by providing this information on a timely basis. Many sources are available. One that comes to mind is IJET Travel Risk Management, Others include:,,, and many more.

#5 Time Saver.

Consumers have no time. We reside in a time deprived society. 6 out of 10 tourists manage not seem they have sufficient holiday time. The worth of a journey agency is the proficiency to supply a personalized journey know-how at the right value and cost and most significantly, keeping time and power for their customer.

Sure, one can save cash going online and expending hours to find the best deal. But a journey agency does the work and has the insight to agree the right journey merchandise at the right cost with the befitting needs. In detail, the worth of a journey agency will become more increased in the future as the world extends to stay perplexing, time deprived and stressful. Consumers will turn to journey professionals who will proceed as journey concierges and consultants.

Price is significant, although, leisure travelers are looking to journey agencies for more. Being knowing, keeping time and power, proposing the best choices, residing present with safety/security matters, and consigning the best worth are attributes leisure travelers yearn in journey agents. In detail, as a assembly, they are much more significant than price.


Sikkim - The Destination to Eastern Himalayas

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SikkimOne day I was sitting along with my wife and was just planning a small trip for our summer vacation. We both came across the decision that we gonna visit Sikkim. Sikkim, a mountainous region situated in the eastern Himalayas. Sikkim is 7300 square miles in area and contains Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. Sikkim offers the Magical feel of Himalayan fairy tale land. It's an awesome Place of Hidden valley, Mystical Monasteries, Snow-fed lakes and mountain setting covered with flowers & forests. Bhutias, Lepchas and Nepalese- which provides a colourful campsite of cultural. Sikkim has 4000 species of flowering plants, making it a botanist's paradise. It has around 600 species of orchids, and 40 species of rhododendrons. With the introduction of eco-tourism, including serious birding, Sikkim has begun to focus on enterprise-based conservation.

The Teesta river is the main river in the Sikkim. The main stream Teesta originates from the glacier lake Chhu Lhamo located at the northeastern corner of the State. The Chola range in the east the Singalila range in the west determine the boundary of the Teesta. Other major rivers are Rangit, Zemu rivers. For the adventure lovers trekking in Sikkim is an experience of many in the high Himalayas. For sheer exhilaration nothing can match the view of the mountains, which seem to reach the heaven. Sikkim is a 22nd state of India tucked in the Himalaya areas. Nepal's eastern Frontier. It is Bounded by Tibet to the north, Bhutan to the east and Darjeeling to the South respectively. You can reach Sikkim by Air, Train/Rail and Road.

East Sikkim

The capital of East Sikkim district is Gangtok which is also the state capital. It is the hub of all administrative activity in the state.The district is a very sensitive area with the Indian army having control over most areas east of Gangtok and near its borders with People's Republic of China and Bhutan. This region is restricted and just a few areas are open to tourists in the areas east of Gangtok. Popular tourist places to visit are the Tsongmo Lake, Baba Mandir and the Nathula Pass. The Nathula Pass formed the offshoot of the ancient Silk Road which connected Lhasa to India. The pass and the famous Baba Mandir are open to Indian nationals only. To enter this region a special pass — The Inner Line Permit has to be obtained one day prior to departure. This pass is made through local tourist offices.

West Sikkim

West Sikkim is a district of the Indian state of Sikkim. Its capital is Geyzing, also known as Gyalshing. The district is a favourite for trekkers due to the high elevations. Other important towns include Pelling and Jorethang.You can witness the protected forests of silver fir, hemlocks, magnolia and many more. Some important species like the Maroon-Backed Accentor, Red-faced Liocichla and so on are found around these forests. The Khecheopheri Lake hosts migrant ducks and occasionally some rare species such as Black-necked Crane, Black-tailed Crane and many others can be seen here.

South Sikkim

South Sikkim is the district in Sikkim. Its capita is Namchi. Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction. The sanctuary starts from 2000m, with a sub-tropical forest, gradually taken over by moist temperate forest at around 2500-3000m and then sub-alpine conifer forests at altitude higher than 3000m. Rabongla/Ravangla to Maenam top is about 12km and a further 1km trek will take one to Bhaledhunga, a cockscomb shaped stone. Important birds in this trek include Satyr Tragopan, Kalij pheasant, rusty-bellied Shortwing, Minivet, Yuhina, flycatchers and many more...

North Sikkim

The capital of north sikkim district is Mangan. It is the largest of the four districts of Sikkim. The people are mainly of Nepali descent. It also has one of the lowest populated regions of the state. Tholung Valley, in North Sikkim is also a treasure house of birds.Over 67 species were recorded in this region from Little Cormorant, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Eagle, Common Kestrel, Himalayan Monal, Kalij Pheasant, Spotted Dove and many more. Most of North Sikkim is restricted to travelers and permits are needed to visit these areas. The area, which shares a sensitive border with the People's Republic of China is heavily patrolled by the Indian army.

Climate of Sikkim

The climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the northern parts. The tundra-type region in the north is clad by snow for four months a year though the temperature drops below 0 °C (32 °F) almost every night. The peaks of north-western Sikkim are perpetually frozen. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim, however, witness a temperate climate, with the temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C (82 °F) in summer or dropping below 0 °C (32 °F) in winter. The mean monthly temperature in summer is 15 °C.[29] The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, and autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C (64 °F)

Best Time to Visit

The beautiful state observes the five seasons, winter, summer, spring, autumn and monsoon respectively. Summer season prevails from April to June and provides a fine time to enjoy the blooming rhododendrons and orchids that grow in the region. Summers are the ideal time to grab the opportunity for trekking too. Sikkim is one of those rare states in India that receive regular snowfall. During monsoons, the rivers and roads becomes surmounted. Sikkim is prone to land-slides, thus it is recommended not to visit the state during the monsoons. The best time to visit Sikkim is between mid-March to Mid June.

How to reach Sikkim?

The nearest airport is Bagdogra which is near to Siliguri, West Bengal, India. The airport is about 124 km away from Gangtok nearly 5 hours drive. Bagdogra has regular flights from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. The Bagdogra airport is connected to Gangtok by a helicopter service which takes approx. 30 minutes to reach Gangtok. Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation operates the service at a fare of Rs1500/- per person. It is a five-seater chopper and mountain flights and other such tours to North Sikkim are also conducted. The two closest railway stations are Siliguri (114 km) and New Jalpaiguri (125 km) connecting to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and other important cities in India. National Highway 31A and National Highway 31 together link Siliguri to Gangtok. The Sikkim National Transport runs bus and truck services. Privately run bus, tourist taxi and jeep services ply throughout Sikkim and also connect it to Siliguri.


Tour to The Taj Mahal in India

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The official one of the 7 wonders of the world "The Taj Mahal" is situated in Agra, India. Agra is a historic town in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This immense mausoleum was built on the orders of Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim Mughal emperor, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife. Built out of white marble and standing in formally laid-out walled gardens, the Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India. The emperor was consequently jailed and, it is said, could then only see the Taj Mahal out of his small cell window.

The Taj Mahal attracts from 2 to 4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas. Most tourists visit in the cold months of October, November and February. Polluting traffic is not allowed near the complex and tourists must either walk from parking lots or catch an electric bus. The grounds are open from 6 am to 7 pm weekdays, except for Friday when the complex is open for prayers at the mosque between 12 pm and 2 pm. The complex is open for night viewing on the day of the full moon and two days before and after, excluding Fridays and the month of Ramzan. For security reasons only following five items are allowed inside The Taj Mahal — water in transparent bottles, small video cameras, still cameras, mobile phones and small ladies' purses.

Climate of Agra

The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. Summers in Agra are extremely hot and the maximum temperature can be as high as 45 degree Celsius, while winters are cold and foggy. Heavy rains and high humidity mark the monsoon season. Agra travel & Taj Mahal travel is nice throughout the year, but one must avoid the extreme hot summers (April-June) and rainy season (July-Sept). The most suitable time to visit The Taj Mahal is in winters.

How to reach The Taj Mahal?

Agra itself has a domestic airport with very few services. Best would be to reach Delhi by flight or by train and then tour to Taj Mahal. From Delhi you can plan a trip of same day back either by a hired taxi, luxury coach or even good express train (called Shatabdi express). Agra is 200 km from Delhi. My suggestion is to keep Delhi as a headquarter, unless you want to spend more time or even a night there.


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