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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Destinations to Jordan

1 – Amman City – What I like about this city is it offers great shopping opportunities for both souvenirs & daily stuff. It’s also quite influential in terms of food, particularly pastries that are pretty irresistible. I would not recommend it highly for sightseeing though – a day is enough!

2 – The Dead Sea should be on top of your list if you want to witness the most unique geological phenomenon of Jordan. The panorama of Dead Sea is amongst the top 10 views you’ll ever find in the Middle East. Taking a bathe in the Dead sea will be greatly appreciated by your kids – floating on the water of Dead Sea is an adventure in itself.

3 – Madaba is a vital Christian city that provides a superb marketplace for local foods and handicrafts. Don’t miss out a walking tour while you are in this city. The latest resurgence of Mosaic schools offer the travelers with the chance to witness how mosaics are composed and to buy at decent prices.

4 – Close by, don’t miss out the Hammamat Ma’in, the popular thermal baths. The relaxing facilities available here enable you as well as your kids to relish the hot spring water after a tiresome day in Madaba.

5 – The Wadi Rum is a must if you wan to experience the desert life of Jordan. The landscape has a magic in it and the local nomadic populace will take you 1,000 years back in time. It’s also an excellent way to introduce your kids to alternative life-styles & the worth of cultural dissimilarities.

For the fortunate travelers who can afford a day or 2 in their travel itinerary to sleep over at one of the Bedouin desert camps, it could be a memorable way of uncovering the soul back to basics.

6 – Petra is the best you can get in Jordan. You should schedule a full-day trip to explore everything that Petra has to offer. The landscape here is pretty unique and plenty of archaeological spectacles to be discover.ed Exploring the thousand years old caves in Petra is a unique experience that you and your kids don’t want to miss.

Some of the best attractions that you don’t wish to miss during your Jordan tours to Petra are The Treasury, Street of Facades, The Royal Tombs, The Great Temple, The Monastery, etc. Though the entry fee to Petra is hefty, but it deserve the investment.

7 – Aquaba is recognized as the southern gem of Jordan. The beaches here are moderate, but the gulf feature much of the hidden fun. A ‘must-do’ activity when you are here in Aqaba is definitely scuba dive. You also don’t want to miss the incredible marine life available here.

Travel Guide to Scandinavia

1. Incredible Natural Phenomena

The Northern Europe is home to some of the World’s spectacular natural phenomena. One of the most astonishing is the Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis). This occurs when a large beam of electrons streams in along the magnetic field of the Earth and collides with the air particles. This creates a fluorescent reflection of light, which is just mesmerizing. Considered as one of the most spellbinding natural spectacles, this is one experience which you have to experience once in your lifetime.

Another one is Midnight Sun, during which sun is visible for a full 24 hours a day. The best place to experience Midnight Sun is North Cape in Norway, the northernmost point in Europe. Best time is mid-May to July end.

2. Paradise for Foodies

If you are a foodie and want to experience rich, authentic seafood, Scandinavia offers the best of the experience. Not only seafood, you can gorge on delicious open-faced sandwiches, which are just everywhere. You will also a wide range of bread varieties throughout. When in Sweden, do not miss out on the lip-smacking sandwich cakes, or Smorgastorta, which is literally a cake with layers of sandwiches.

3. Home of Skiing

Who doesn’t like adventure sports. And what’s more amazing than experience one in its place of origin. Yes, Norway, where skiing was invented, provides ample skiing opportunities for enthusiasts, from regular skiing, to ski jumping, biathlon and cross country skiing. Getting sporty isn’t limited to skiing only. You can indulge in some enthralling sailing across the lakes, oceans. This is one activity which Scandinavians truly love.

4. Feel the Snow – Love the Falling Rain

Located in Northern Europe, the weather is quite cold, especially in winter, when you will see sheets of snow everywhere. This is the perfect place to feel the calm, chilling snowfall, and cuddle up with your partner, or play around with your kids. Not just snow, the Scandinavians will tell you what rain is all about as this place receives a great amount of rainfall throughout. And what is amazing is that people just carry along, as it doesn’t affect anything at all.

5. Experience the Awesome Life of Scandinavians

If you want to experience what good quality of life is, then travel to Denmark, Norway, Sweden. From loving to cook and eat in the home rather than outside, to enjoy a smooth, fully operated public transport system, there is so much way better than other places.From basic amenities to high-level services and systems, everything is so perfectly organized. The cities, including streets, roads and all, are impressively clean and fresh-looking, each and every time.

Not just the daily routine, you will experience some amazing festivities here too, as evidenced by the Sweden’s midsummer festival. It involves dancing around the maypole and sing children’s songs. Girls sway around wearing flower crowns, all this is too much fun and entertaining.

Visit in Ooty

Ooty is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Apart from pleasant weather, Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Wenlock Downs, Pine Forest, and Emerald Lake are the popular Ooty sightseeing places. The toy train, known as Nilgiri Mountain Railway that runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must be experienced. The train route wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens. Ooty is one of the best hill stations in India and also one of the top places to experince Tamilnadu Tourism.

Ooty Lake & Boat Club

Ooty lake is located in Ooty in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. It covers an area of 65 acres. The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty. Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake became empty on three occasions when it breached its bund. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries being used to travel across the lake. It gradually shrunk from its original size giving place to the current bus stand race course, and the lake park.

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Garden was laid out in 1847 and is presently maintained by the government of Tamil Nadu. This is one of the top tourist places to visit in Ooty and also one of the best botanical gardens in India. It is situated at a distance of 4.5 km from Ooty Lake.

Kamaraj Sagar / Sandynalla Reservoir

The Kamaraju Sagar Dam (also known as Sandynalla reservoir) is in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu state in India. It is located at a distance of 10 km from the Ooty bus stand. It is a picnic spot and a film shooting spot on the slopes of the Wenlock Downs.

Dodabetta Peak

Dodabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 2,637 metres. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit. It is the fourth highest peak in South India next to Anamudi, Mannamalai and Meesapulimala. The peaks Hecuba, Kattadadu and Kulkudi are the three closely linked summits in the west of the Doddabetta range near to Udagamandalam.

Wenlock Downs

Wenlock Downs is a vast Expanse of grassy meadow and is a favorite picnic spot from Ooty. This is one of the most scenic places in Ooty and also one of the best Ooty tourist places. Along with Ooty Lake, this place is most commonly presented for Ooty Tourism.

Pykara Dam & Reservoir

Pykara Dam built on Pykara river amidst dense forest is a beautiful destination offering breathtaking scenery. This is one of the best among Ooty places to visit and an ideal place to experience beautiful boat ride. Pykara is the largest river in Nilgiri District. A boat house is developed & maintained by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. Boating in Pykara lake is a memorable experience.

Pykara Falls

Pykara Falls is a majestic falls formed by Pykara River on downstream of the reservoir. This is one of the best waterfalls in Ooty. The falls cascade down through multiple layers on the rocky bed providing a unique beauty to the stream.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden was established in 1995 to commemorate the centenary of Ooty flower show. It is situated at a distance of 3.5 km from Ooty Lake. This garden consists of five terraces in an area of 10 acres and has more than 2800 variety of roses.

Things to Research before going to Qinghai for Bird Watching

Here are a few things you need to research.

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  • Know About The Weather – The first thing that you need to research before visiting Qinghai is about its weather. To know about the weather you can browse the internet or some China-based travel magazine. Or else, you can also go to a reputed China tourism agency and ask them directly. Usually, most of the agencies that arrange China birding tour in Qinghai say that this province has a typical plateau continental climate, which means you will face climatic issues like drying, windiness, less rain, cold and long sunshine hours.
  • Know Where You Can Find Endemic Birds – Next thing that you need to know is about the best birding spots in this province. For this too, you need to research on the web and magazines. When I visited this province booking Qinghai bird watching tour, they said there are three main spots for bird-watching. And the spots were- Qinghai Lake Nature Reserve, Sanjiangyuan Reserve and Longbaotan Nature Reserve. You will seriously be able to see numerous birds in these areas.
  • Types Of Birds You Can See – Last but not the least, since you love birding, it will be best if you research about the types of birds found in this province. During my trip to Qinghai, some of the really eye-catchy and exotic birds that I came across were the Black stork, Lammergeier and White-tailed Eagle. To see these birds, best visit Longbaotan Nature Reserve in Qinghai during spring or summer.

These were the three things you need to research no matter how well-known the agency is from where you are booking the China Birding Tour package. So, do the research and fly to this lovely province for an amazing bird-watching experience.