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Showing posts with label Travel Diary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel Diary. Show all posts

Monday, 23 April 2018

Rekha Rana’s trip to Dubai, calls in for a getaway birthday celebration

Apart from being a part of multiple events in the past and surprising her followers by looking like a dream, #RekhaRana is also known for being a great friend to her close ones. 

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Recently she was seen travelling to Dubai with her two close friends Imen ( an international model ) and Laurence ( a famous French Tarot reader ) who are based in Dubai and planned to have a birthday weekend together. Though her birthday is on 24th April, the shenanigans and pre-birthday sessions seem to have begun already. Don’t we all need such friends?

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

​Aashka Goradia Shares Stunning Vacation Pictures!

Television's unconventional couple #AashkaGoradia and her American husband #BrentGoble are painting the town rather world red taking their travel blogging to another level altogether.

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Aashka looks stunning in her fit avatar, shared a video along with some pictures from her Andamans vacation and she looks ravishing in a two piece at the beach.

Aashka caption read for the video, “@kissmetherediary Every frame is a memory. We wish we could have you smell the salt water, hear the locusts in the forest, sway with the tide. And behold one of the most and tranquil sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Our hearts are together and with you, Andaman. 

Full video out soon! #andamansea #travelogue #vlog #journey #andamanandnicobar @incredibleindia #incredible #India #islanders #islandlife #travelvideo #partners #travelcouple @ibrentgoble.”

The couple very recently started extensively blogging related to travel as Aashka was previously a part of a travel show & is hands on with the detailing & scripting & editing whereas Brent self learnt on the technicalities & their videos have been taking the internet by storm with their Kiss Me There series capturing exotic locations like never before. She had earlier posted a similar picture shot in night light by the beach.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Aamir Khan spends time with family on a vacation in Italy!

#Aamir_Khan has completed his shooting schedule in Malta for his upcoming film #Thugs_Of_Hindostan. 

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The superstar has taken off for a quiet holiday in Italy with his wife Kiran Rao and son Azad Rao Khan.

Aamir has been spending some quality time with them for the last few weeks. He wanted to unwind before getting into the promotions of Secret Superstar.

Aamir Khan's son has his summer vacations on so he and his wife have traveled to Italy.

The talented actor has already visited the Tenuta Casanova Winery and Sant'Agnese Farm in Chianti, Tuscany.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Travelling trends: Delhi prefers London, Mumbai likes Bali

To where do Indians like to #travel -- from local destinations with the spontaneity of a wayfaring soul to distant ones on the well-planned relaxing, long vacations? #Airbnb has shared travel trends from the country.

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According to a survey by the company, some key trends have emerged for the way India likes to travel. These trends offer a glimpse of all the places Indian travellers are exploring, both locally and around the world.

* Top international destinations: International trips now average six to seven days per trip, as travellers pack exotic experiences into week-long getaways. With an increasing thirst to discover the world on their terms, international destinations are a hit with the metros. The destinations on their wishlist:

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Indians prefer Bali, Krabi as monsoon getaway destination

When it comes to international destination, #Bali and #Krabi find top spot in the list for Indian travellers, say experts.

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In India, they prefer to go to Havelock and Kasol. 

Experts at online travel companies MakeMyTrip, Gofro and Abhijit Mishra, Country Director India at KAYAK, have listed out the trends catching up this year during the rainy season.

* 27 per cent more trips are being made by Indians this monsoon compared to last year. This year 60 per cent more Indians are or have travelled to international destinations during monsoon.

* Top leisure destinations during this period are Goa, Manali, Mysore, Ooty, Shimla, Munnar, Kochi, Mahabaleshwar and Nainital while Havelock, Kasol, Neemrana, Silvassa and Lansdowne are few fastest growing destination this season.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Splendid Rath Yatra of Berlin Celebration

#Rath_Yatra also known as Chariot Festival or Car festival is celebrated in full spirit throughout the country. It is one of the most awaited Hindu festivals of the state of Odisha as well as the country. 

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Especially the splendid view of rath yatra can be seen in Puri, Odisha where disciples pull the rath of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra.

The Rath Yatra is not only restricted to India. It is also celebrated in different part of countries.

Travel, films make my life: Shenaz Treasury

Actress #Shenaz_Treasury, who turned 36 on Thursday, says she likes to travel to various countries and see their cinema.

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"Travel and films both make my life and with every place that I visit, I try to absorb the cinema and better my craft as an actor," Shenaz, who is celebrating her birthday in St. Morris, Australia, said in a statement.

"Having wrapped my part of ‘Munna Michael', I am ecstatic about my visit to St. Morris and looking forward to explore the place and after coming back, I will start promotions for my next -- ‘Kaalakaandi'," she added.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Goa is India's most popular monsoon travel destination

Goa is the most popular choice for a monsoon getaway among #Indian_travellers, while they stick to Bali for an international short-haul trip, according to a survey.

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The survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, analysed data on hotel searches made by users. 

The searches were conducted for stays during the period of June to September 2017, which became the foundation to develop the India ‘Monsoon Travel Hotlist' for this year, read a statement. 

The data reveals Goa to be the most popular destination this monsoon, with four of its towns - Candolim (which was the most popular), Calangute, Arpora and Baga making it to the top 10. 

The village of Arpora in Goa registered a massive 91 per cent increase in hotel searches in comparison to 2016. 

Monday, 5 June 2017

'Want to expand eco-tourism in Arunachal Pradesh'

Responsible travellers who can contribute towards expansion of eco-tourism are welcome to the state, says Arunachal Pradesh Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism P.D. Sona.

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The Tourism Ministry of the state has partnered with digital platform Arré Outdoors, which has come up with an eight-part series called "The Real High".

The show, starting June 10, involves youth icon Rannvijay Singh taking six city dwellers on a journey to the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, to experience life without beds, baths and iPhones.

Talking about the initiative, Sona told here: "I represent a beautiful place called Arunachal Pradesh that has a lot to offer to the travel enthusiast. Our state is not only rich with its natural beauty, but also has a diverse culture within the community. So, I want to welcome all the responsible tourist as we intend to expand our eco-tourism in Arunachal Pradesh."

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

Indians are widely opting to #travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts.

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Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year:

* Indians this summer have shown interest in travelling to previously unexplored destinations like Digha and North-East's less visited places like Gangtok, Shillong, Kalimpong and Lachung.

In the quest to explore the unmapped destinations, travellers are not hesitating before spending for offbeat destinations on international front. This includes the last remaining wilderness like Iceland and Antarctica, or locations like the Bahamas or the Caribbean islands that have so far have largely attracted the elite Europeans. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Nothing can describe the hospitality industry in #Himachal_Pradesh better than Newton's law of motion.

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As the heat in the plains of northern India pulls tourists to the hills, they feel the heat of being fleeced everywhere.

Hotels, guesthouses and lodges have doubled their tariffs. Private taxi drivers and guides openly fleece the tourists by quoting high rates in this peak summer season, pinching the pockets of thousands of holidaymakers.

Sample this: In the picturesque tourist resort of Manali, for glimpses of a snowy landscape spread over the majestic Rohtang Pass, you should be ready to shell out an extremely high fare to hire a cab.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Must-haves in duffel bag for vacation

One needs to have a complete wardrobe solution and be ready for anything -- either adventurous or luxurious -- during a #vacation. Joggers and chinos are the most comfortable options, say experts.

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Designer Pranav Pandey, of John Players, and Mohita Indrayan, Chief Creative Officer of 612 League, share must-haves for a duffel bag, depending on different occasions. 

* Minimalistic: The idea is to pack smart. If this is a quiet tour to be closer to nature, the idea should be to keep it minimal. Making this choice is easy. Put together a pair of cargo pants with a linen shirt and you are ready to hit the outdoors. 

* Being breezy: You can't think of beginning your journey without having summer linen bottoms in your duffel bag. Pick your shade from white to grey and team it with a half-retaining shirt which has an apple shaped hemline.

* Rough it out: If your idea of vacationing is by being adventurous, then getting lost on a trekking trail isn't a big deal for you. However, you need to be equipped for it. Sport a zip neck T-shirt with a pair of beige woven joggers.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Nail your beach holiday look with right accessories

Are you gearing up for a summer #beach getaway?

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A beach destination is a good choice to relax by the waves and take stunning photographs. But as you get all set to take those memorable photos, don't forget to pay attention to your beach look with the right outfits, standout sunglasses and footwear, suggest experts.

Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at e-commerce portal Voonik, and Kristy De Cunha, Associate Designer of Female Clothing at e-commerce portal Shopotox, share a few tips to accessorize your beach look with panache:

* Sarongs: Printed sarongs to ombre sarongs, this is definitely one beach essential.

Goa India's most preferred travel destination

Be it winter or summer, Indians do not seem to get enough of #Goa. A new #Google_India report released on Wednesday shows that Goa remains the most preferred destination within the country.

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands witnessed a boom in popularity with 39.8 per cent year-on-year growth.

Hill stations like Manali, Shimla and Ooty also made it to the top 10 destinations list, according to the report based on searches conducted by Indians between February and April this year.

While the US continued to be the most preferred international destination, followed by the UAE and Thailand, queries for countries like Nepal, Indonesia and Bhutan witnessed high year-on-year growth of 64.8 per cent, 42.1 per cent and 40.8 per cent, respectively.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Must-haves for solo travellers

#Travelling solo? Make the adventurous activity safer by equipping yourself with a first aid kit, comfortable shoes, luggage tracker and more.

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Rishabh Beria, Managing Director, Janus Aviation and Co-founder, AirWhizz - a mobile app for air travel, and Kapil Goswamy, Founder BigBreaks.com, a travel portal, provide a list of items you should keep while travelling:

* First aid kit: It is of the utmost importance for a solo traveller, be it a woman or a man, to carry a first aid kit along with them. One should make sure to carry all the needed medications and the prescriptions to avoid any uncertainty. Along with the medicines, it is vital that a woman carries a pepper spray and a few products for hygiene care in order to keep away from an unhealthy or unhygienic situation or the environment.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital #Gangtok emerging as the region's #cleanest_city.

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The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a score of 1,414.

Mizoram capital Aizawl and Manipur capital Imphal ranked 105 and 122, respectively, followed by Assam's main city of Guwahati at 134, Nagaland capital Kohima (208), Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar (216), Meghalaya capital Shillong (276), Assam's commercial city Silchar (280) and Tripura capital Agartala (290).

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Plan out your summer vacations to unexplored places

As the temperatures rise to unparalleled heights in India, travellers wish to be on the beachfront for rejuvenating or in the Himalayas for spiritual and mental upliftment. From #Tawang, #Ziro to #Tirthan_Valley, one can plan out summer holidays to these unexplored territories.

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With over 45 percent of people booking their tickets 1-3 months in advance for summer holidays this year, Yatra, a booking portral, shares the list of most desirably active India/International destination for your reference.

* Tawang: Smallest district of Arunachal Pradesh, inhabited by Monpa people, this place organises festivals and fairs which are mostly associated with agriculture and religion. It is a popular destination for Tawang Monastery and the most important element of social and religious purposes.

* Kalimpong: It is a popular destination in West Bengal for travellers as the weather is mild and pleasant for most part of the year. The place is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditions. It has magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga and other Himalayas snow peaks, sweeping landscapes and lush greenery.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Walk in nature and shake off the summer heat

Just "walk it off", is what most people say to cool others down. The coming months will surely hit you with soaring temperatures. How about challenging yourself by #hiking or simply traversing a plantation? To beat the heat, merge with #nature by walking through a #rainforest or in a stream and then wink back at the sun.

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A relaxing spa therapy or scrumptious meal easily make it to the to-do list when you check into a hotel. How about opting for nature walks organised by some of the luxury hotels in the country?

The Lalit Resort & Spa in Bekal, north Kerala, is surrounded by picturesque gardens, organic farms and a river. The guests are shown the coral lake, a walk around the river and more.

They have also tied up for a plantation trek with Ratnakaran from Thonikadavu in Kasargod district, Kerala. Guided by Ratnakaran, guests can take a walk through plantation where they can find coconut, walnut, cashew, papaya, black pepper and betel nut trees.

Monday, 24 April 2017

No role in saffron scarf issue at Taj, says government

The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force #CISF or the Archaeological Survey of India #ASI in restricting foreign models from entering #Taj_Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram.

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A couple of international models, sporting such scarves, were reportedly asked to remove them when they were about to enter the 17th century monument last week.

"There is no restriction on colour, religious design or inscriptions on the scarves or dresses of visitors coming to see the Taj Mahal," said a Culture and Tourism Ministry statement, adding no CISF personnel or ASI officials were involved.

It also said that there are no such provisions and the ASI has also not issued any such circulars.

What accessory to pack for vacation

When it comes to packing accessories for #vacation, minimalism is the key with a pop of colour, say experts.

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Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Designer at BlueStone.com, and Pallavi Foley, a jewellery designer, list down a few ideas for the type of jewellery one can carry for adventurous treks, spontaneous trips and romantic getaways:

* Lightweight jewellery: Minimalist pendants and earrings are vacation essentials for any destination. Small teardrop earrings with semi-precious stones can be paired with any outfit, from sundresses to jumpers. Keeping it simple and elegant on vacation is the key to a stress free and fun-filled holiday.