Major Attractions To Visit In Udaipur

Udaipur is a major tourist location in the State of Rajasthan in India. This city was built by the Rajput king, Maharana Udai Singh in 1553. This city is well known for the historic places, scenic locations, forts, temples, and palaces. It is known as the “City Of Lakes” as five major lakes flow through it. The important tourist attractions are listed below

City Palace

This palace built in 1559 is located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola and is an architectural marvel. This is the largest royal complex in the state with 11 palaces, pavilions, rooms, hanging gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The museum in the complex exhibits some of the finest artistic creations from Rajput culture.

Jag Mandir

This exquisite palace was constructed by Maharanas of Mewar kingdom on an estuary Island in Lake Pichola. This was the summer resort of the royal family. You can reach the mandir by boat and jag mandir is famous for the exceptional architecture and marble and sandstone carvings.

Fateh Sagar Lake

This is an artificial lake which extends to 2.4 km in length and 1.6 km in width. There are three small islands located in this lake and can be reached by boat. There is a park and a zoo located on the largest island.  You can relax in the serene location.

Shilpgram

This village contains cottages with art and craft products from different states in India. You will be able to meet and interact with the artisans. There will be cultural programs from different regions of India during weekends. You can shop the different products from different parts of India at a cheaper price by visiting this place.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

If you want to experience the rich and vast tradition and folk culture of the villages in Rajasthan visit this pace. There will be folk and tribal dances and puppet shows which depict the Rajasthani culture. Tickets to the show can be booked in advance.

Top Places To Visit In Greece

Greece attracts tourists from all over the globe due to different reasons. It was the birthplace of ancient civilization and still has some of the best historic monuments of the world. The region has also developed economically in the past few decades and continues to dominate the surrounding regions. Apart from that, the amazing climate and friendly atmosphere coupled with scenic locations becomes the center point of attraction for tourists.

Parthenon

Situated on top of the Acropolis in Greece, the temple dates back to 447 BC and has a lot of historical significance. The earliest temple that was destroyed by Persians has been reconstructed and it now resembles a fortress. The place also has a mosque and a church that brings in visitors from all faiths to this amazing location.

Athens

The region also has the distinction of being the birthplace of democracy and has an important place in world history. Also being the capital of Greece, this region has many heritage sites, including the Acropolis and Daphni monastery. Some of the oldest antiquities of Greek empire can be found in the National Archeological Museum of this place.

Patras

The city is the best destination for carnival festivals and you can find it bigger and better than Brazil. The amazing parade of boats and other attractions mark the beginning of the festivals and millions of tourists come to this place to enjoy the carnival with friends and family members.

Heraklion

As per popular travel sites, this has the best archeological excavations of ancient ruins and people come here to enjoy the beautiful and stunning view of ancient structures that are still preserved today. The enticing locals of this place make it a convenient place for family tourists and they can get to stay in some of the best places in the city during the vacation.

Ziplining Experiences In The Mountains Of Hawaii

Hawaii received statehood for US in the year 1959. Located in Oceania, it is a state that is made up of islands entirely. Being in the central Pacific Ocean, it is one state that lies beyond the boundaries of North America.

The state is comprised of volcanic islands mainly. There are about hundreds of islands that span 1500 miles. There are eight main islands here that spread from northwest to southeast. Among these Maui and Island of Hawaii are most visited. The diverse scenery of the region, its tropical climate, oceanic landscape, active volcanoes and public beaches are some of the reasons that Hawaii remains a sought after destination for many which include surfers, tourists, volcanologists and biologists. There are diverse cultural and communal influences here from Asians, indigenous Hawaiian tribes and North Americans who are natives of the place. There are about a million or more permanent residents spread out across the islands of this state.

Hawaiian archipelago comprised of volcanic mountains and there are islets and small rocks spread across the islands. The mountains, islets and rock formations are erosional, marine sedimentary and volcanic by nature. The tallest mountain here is Mauna Kea, which is about 13796 ft above sea level; the base of this mountain rises from the Pacific Ocean floor due to which it measures even more than Mount Everest.

For those who wish to have a heart racing adventure in Hawaii will find several Zipline adventure tours waiting for them here. There are daring and longer as well as higher rides as well as some which are easier and gentler. Many originate from rope bridges while others have aerial tree platforms and rappelling included. My cousin, John and his wife Amanda who owns an Albany hair salon, went to Hawaii for their honeymoon and went zip lining.  They said it was an amazing experience speeding over the canopy.  Jesse, another friend from Upstate NY, owns All Star Pest Solutions, and went here, too with his wife for a trip away from the craziness – they, too, had an amazing time and told us we would have to go the next time we get to the Big Island. 

One can try known zip line tours like Keana Farms North Shore adventure, Princeville tour that is found on Kauai Island; there are others like Kualoa ranch adventure, zip lining at the Coral Crater adventure park and so forth.

Visiting Culebra & Why It’s Better Than Going To The Big All-Inclusive Resorts

If you come to Isla Culebra in Puerto Rico, Spanish for Snake Island, it is an island municipality that is about 17 miles from Puerto Rican mainland. It is located about 12 miles to the west of St Thomas and 9 miles when you travel north of Vieques. Culebra is an island that comprises of 5 wards; there is a downtown area called Culebra Pueblo or Dewey as well as an administrative center. The locals of the island are known as Culebrenses; the population is sparse, which makes it a unique and exclusive resort or luxury getaway destination for many.

Being the last island of the Virgin Islands archipelago, it is also known as Ultima Virgen or Isla Chiquita which translates as Little Island. As per the history of the place, Christopher Columbus arrived here around 1493; it was later colonized and Carib Indians had their settlements here. The island remained abandoned for long after that and later Spanish settlements took over the region. Culebra is considered an archipelago where there are several small islands that surround a main island. The region has a long winding shoreline and the coasts are characterized by sandy beaches, mangrove forests and cliffs. Mount Resaca is the tallest point here as well as Balcon Hill. Ensenada Honda is a harbor here, the largest of the island and is considered to be secure from hurricanes. One can enjoy touring the different lagoons to be found around the island such as Flamenco, Zoni, and Corcho.

Those who are looking for an exclusive island getaway will find the rustic landscape and rich nature reserves here much more enticing than any modern luxury resort destination. Here one of the oldest bird sanctuaries is to be found as well as wildlife that is rare and unique to this part of the world.

 

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