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Most Popular Festivals in India

Most Popular Festivals in India

Jan 15, 2015

India is known for its colorful and even vibrant festivals. These festivals are mainly used for the purpose of bringing together communities. While traveling to India, it is most likely that you will come across these festivals that vary from region to region due to cultural diversity. Some of the most popular festival that you can schedule your trip to India so as to attend includes: Diwali This is one of the most visually stunning of all Indian celebrations. It is referred to as the festival of lights due to the brilliant lamps as well as bulb lightings that are visible around the cities and even in the villages. The festival is used to signify the triumph of the good over the evil. These celebrations fall between the mid of the month of October and mid November. Holi This festival is celebrated in February or sometimes in March. It is known as the festival of colors. The celebrations are done in good fun where people literally throw colored water and powder to both their friends as well as strangers. The myth that Lord Krishna Applied color to the Radha’s cheek since she was fair skinned is the root of these celebrations.(Image by Jitendra Singh) Sankrath This festival is usually celebrated in January. However, celebrations are usually done differently around the country. Some of the common features of the festival are chalk drawings that homes are marked with at the door steps. The family members may also exchange gifts with their neighbors and friends. Towns and villages are found swollen with pilgrims as well as street dancers to entertain the people. Kumbh Mela This is a Hindu pilgrimage that happens after every four years. The festival is usually held at the various religious sites found all over the country. A maha Kumbh Mela occurs after every 12 years and is usually attended by millions of people making the celebrations the greatest gathering of people anywhere. The last event was held in Allahabad in 2007 and reported over 70 million people in attendance. Pushkar Camel Fair This festival is held in Rajasthan in every November. This occasion is usually visited by millions of foreign tourists and...

3 Great Places to Visit from Malaysia

3 Great Places to Visit from Malaysia

May 31, 2014

BURMA Burma is one of the least visited countries in South East Asia and has endured a tumultuous past under military dictatorship and still on the threshold of rehabilitation. Its economy is not anything to write home about but its rich cultural legacy, massive golden pagodas, wondrousarcheological sites and fascinating ethnic diversity offer off the beaten path experience for those seeking new horizons to explore. Burma has a lot of attractions which include; its capital city Yangon with its lush green parks and ancient temples and golden pagodas, the Golden Rock amazingly balanced at the edge of a crag of Paung Laung Mountain chain, Bagan located along the banks of Ayeyarwaddy River, the misty Inle Lake and the Pindayya cave with its thousands of Buddha images. Besides its attractions, the Burmese people are friendly and still value and practice their ancient traditions. On holidays to Burma you can explore the hill top villages and interact with these interesting people and do not ignore their spicy delicacies which are normally hot with chilly.(image by Alex Saurel ) There are many ways to access Burma from Malaysia which is by air, land or sea. By land it is possible to travel via trains and forget about the honking and the traffic jams and also be able to go through patches of land that would be impossible to see by traveling via the major highway routes. In this part of Asia, the train is by far the most favorite means of transport and if you are seeking to immerse into the Asian culture, then it is the way to go. MALDIVES The easiest way to get to the Maldivian archipelago from Malaysia is by air. The Maldives is abundant in natural beauty be it marine or geographical. With its numerous islands strewn with ancient Buddhist temples, highlighted by colorful coral reefs and breathtaking beaches lapped by turquoise waters. After a four hours flight from Malaysia, your travel woes will melt away as soon as you step in this heavenly archipelago that has seduced honeymooners, families and lovers for ages. It is a place to kick off your boots and relaxed amidst its paradisiacal atmosphere and sleeping to...

4 Amazing facts about India

4 Amazing facts about India

Mar 20, 2014

India is known to be one of the most densely populated countries with a rich diverse culture and a civilization heritage of more than 5000 years. The vast cultural diversity is manifested in the monuments, temples, mosques, churches, monasteries, gurudwaras and so much more. It is a land of traditional rituals, fascinating festivals and mesmerizing ceremonies. The Indian culture is the combination of diverse cultures across the country and traditions which are dated some centuries behind. Despite having a large diversity in terms of religion, regions and languages, the country stands united as a strong international power with its economy being one of the largest. It boosts of having the largest democracy in the world and holds the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization. This has made the country receive millions of travelers around the globe to visit some of its stunning cultural spots. Here are some of the amazing facts about the Indian Culture. Specialists in Architecture Indian architecture has gained popularity around the world due to their well known skill of building technical and artistic cultures which remain admirable to many visitors. This represents the diversity dating back to the 15th century. One can find notable monuments like the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Fatehpur Sikri and Red Fort depicting the Mughal architecture. Also, the well known Mumbai’s Nariman Point is famous for its Art Deco buildings. The numerous temples which are built with high expertise are a clear indication of presence of well trained Indian architectures.(image by dario boente) Respect and Welcoming Heart Indians greet each other by joining hands together at their chest and using the phrase “Namaste” or rather “Namaskar”. Value for humanity and respect to the elders forms a major compliment of the Indian culture. This is because the elders stand to be the driving force for any family and blessings from the elders are taken by touching their feet. So they are always loved and taken care of by the community. The guests are also treated with a lot of concern even if they are not part of the family. Educationalists It is said that the first Indian university was built in an area known as Takshila around 700...

10 Most Beautiful Tourist Attractions In Asia

10 Most Beautiful Tourist Attractions In Asia

Mar 5, 2014

There are various best travel puts that you may go over when going by Asia. Actually, countless attractions of the whole planet might be found in the Asian mainland. Asia is the home to the best accumulation of legacy of craftsmanship, dialect, cooking and radiant building design. The Asian mainland has extraordinary sustenance, history and in addition individuals. You can hope to discover practically everything here as it is a dream end of the line for generally explorers. List of Ten Most gorgeous Tourist Attractions in Asia : 1.) Indonesia’s Breathtaking Bali Bali is one of the exact lovely places to head off to once you are in Indonesia. Don’t pass up a major opportunity for Batubulan Village, celebrated internationally for models made out of fine stone. Get to appreciate Bali’s society like the Barong Dance and delight in the excellent specialties of its goldsmiths and silversmiths. 2.) Exotic India Assuming that India is in your Asia tour schedule, then you will never mourn it assuming that you went on one of the aforementioned vessel rides in the Ganges River. Get to see, too, the sincere natives of India while they ask and bathe on the sacrosanct waters of the Ghats. When you need to see their sanctuaries, then the Khajuraho Temples is for you, a compositional marvel.(image by Marcin Baranowski). 3.) The Wonderful Side of Pakistan Pakistan, despite the fact that a threatening nation has a considerable measure of landscapes those travelers will love. Get to see a magnificent perspective of the Himalayan Mountains and the Monkial Ranges. When you need to know all the more about Pakistan’s society and individuals, then the Swat Museum is an absolute necessity place for you to visit. 4.) Buddha’s of Bangkok There is a considerable measure of statues of Buddha that you can see in Bangkok, and one of the sanctuaries visitor herd to is the Reclining Buddha Temple. You should likewise visit the Erawan Shrine and the Snake Farm of Bangkok that is placed close to the altar. For a more advanced tour, visit the Safari World and Bangkok’s Pattaya and Coral Island. 5.) What Vietnam brings to the table? Vietnam is currently one of...