The Enthusiastic and Attractive Tourist Places of Gujarat

Gujarat is a beautiful place to have a visit of many attractive tourist places. People from India and from foreign countries are flocking towards the place to have a fabulous visit. It comprises all types of trips like religious trip, business trip, cultural trip and historical trip etc. All the places of this state are exciting and amazing. There are so many tourist attractions in this state and we will discuss nine among them in the following manner.

Laxmi Vilas Palace (Baroda)

A site of great pride and honour is Laxmi Vilas Palace. The area of this palace is four times larger if compared to England’s Buckingham Palace. It possesses the royal outlook all over the world. Maharaja of Baroda and his family members found their residence at this palace.

Sardar Sarovar Dam

It is a largest dam project sited in Navagam, which is considered to be the family tourist destination, meant for enjoying as a picnic spot. So many tourists are attracted and flocked towards this location.

Somnath Temple

The most sacred and religious tour is the Somnath temple where people from all over the world congregated to visit this greatest tourist attraction and is counted as one of the place of Char Dham Yatra.

Dwarakadheesh Temple

This temple is devoted to Lord Krishna. Its visit is counted as one of the place in the Char Dham Yatra. It is the remarkable religious location of the world following the culture and tradition of the Hindus.

Haji Pir Dargah

It is also the religious site of Muslims, which is worshipped and visited in the honour of Haji Pir who is the most populous saint (soldier of Shahabuddin Ghori). It finds its location on the border of India- Pakistan (Kutch).

Gir forest National Park

A remarkable and fascinating wildlife sanctuary of the world is Gir Forest National Park sited in Junagadh. People come here to visit the site from distant locations in order to see the natural beauty.

Lothal

There was an existence of modern city during the period of Indus Valley Civilization and that modern city was Lothal. It is the finest representation of ancient India. People come here to visit this site in order to know about the past of India.

Dholavira

Another modern city of Indus Valley Civilization is termed as Dholvira which also represent ancient India. It is the greatest tourist attraction and is visited to have a deep knowledge about the past of India.

Saputra

The hill station of this state which proves to be the best tourist spot of India is Satpura. It consists of so many locations like Artist Village, Vansda National Park, Purna Sanctuary, Boating, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Ropeway, Gira Falls and Gardens.

Tour Package

There are so many Gujarat tour packages available. The Gujarat tour packages use to be booked at yatra.com. The vehicles which carried out Gujarat tour packages are car, bus, train and airplane.

Thus, Gujarat is a fantastic location to visit and enjoy the religious, cultural, ancient and entertaining sites.

Cape Town’s Hollywood Appeal

Cape Town’s gorgeous scenery and beautiful weather has been taken advantage of by the international film industry more and more over the years. The Mother City and its surrounding countryside has hosted some of Hollywood’s biggest names as they chase their own silver screen glory.

Many may not know it but some of the biggest blockbusters have been made here thanks to the local studios and experienced crews. But the biggest star normally turns out to be the locations available in Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape. In Safe House for instance, with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, 3 Arts Theatre in Plumstead, one of the oldest theatres in Cape Town, was converted to a sound stage for 3 months during filming. Scenes were also shot at Cape Town stadium and Langa Township which give this film a truly South African and Capetonian feel. The production also made use of some local talent and, with some crowd scenes involving up to 4000 extras, the movie scenes shot in South Africa were as authentic as possible from the scenery to the people.

The Western Cape has a vast range of landscapes, from beaches and forests to arid landscapes and mountains and everything in between. This wide variety provides the perfect setup for scenes which doubles up for a range of places all across the globe. For example, Flashbacks of a Fool with Daniel Craig featured Malibu beach shots which were actually filmed on the Atlantic coast in Cape Town. The film also featured a scene in the upmarket Salt Restaurant at the Ambassador Hotel overlooking the ocean in Bantry Bay. Then there was Tiger House shot in Wynberg which doubled for Surrey, England. In Young Ones, Namaqualand substituted for a futuristic arid American waste land. Doomsday had scenes shot at Ratanga Junction and the rest of the scenes were again a substitute, this time for Scotland’s rolling landscapes.

Cape Town is renowned all across the globe for its perfect waves, so it’s only apt that the adventure movie The Perfect Wave was shot in and around Cape Town. Starring Scott Eastwood, this love story takes the audience on a journey searching for the perfect wave and with the fantastic weather, the bluest water and the white sandy beaches, there is no better location to feature some of the world’s best surfing spots. In Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove, Kirra’s father runs a run-down amusement park in South Africa where a baby orca whale becomes stranded. Muizenberg’s Beach Front Water Park was converted to be the star location of this family adventure film. Muizenberg is an idyllic family friendly beach with white sandy beaches and beautiful scenery and with its mild waves and stunning beach front setting, it is the perfect location to film a beach and ocean based family film.

There are so many more, Redemption is a made for TV movie shot mostly just outside of the city, Chronicles had scenes shot at the Artscape Theatre and Cape Town Film Studios, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom featured the actual Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, The Giver was filmed in Cape Town, The Deal and even Blood Diamond had scenes shot in the Mother City.

So why is Cape Town so popular? The answer is the diversity of landscapes that are available within only a few hour’s drive from Cape Town. You have gorgeous ocean views, mountainous vistas that are second to none, arid desert-like conditions, forests teeming with wildlife, game reserves with the big 5 and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. All of these and so much more are available in easy driving distance for anyone who has an urge to experience a little of this fantastic natural beauty that has been featured in all of these Hollywood movies for themselves.

Top 5 Best Places to Visit While on Vacation in Kenya

Do you know that Kenya, located in East Africa, is one of the most spectacular places on earth? The beauty of the country is due to the abundance of sumptuous and interesting places you can visit. A holiday in Kenya is always a memorable experience.

I today’s article I am going to show you places that make this African Country worthy visiting. In fact, once you visit these places you will undeniably fall in love with the country. Actually, you will not avoid visiting the country on frequent occasions.

The following are some of the places, which make Kenya a daring to many people all over the world.

1. The Coast
The Kenyan coast presents a lovely place to rest and unwind. You are presented with the opportunity for sand bathing as well as sun basking in the summer. The coast is perfect for both beneath as well as above the water adventures. Visit the Kenyan coast and enjoy yourself

2. National parks and game reserves
Kenya is blessed with national parks and game reserves, which provide native habitats for diversified wildlife species. So, if a nature lover, this is the best place to visit in the world. There are parks and game reserves like Nairobi national Park, Maasai Mara National Park, Hell’s Gate National Park, Samburu Game reserve, Meru National Park, Tsavo National Park among others.

3. Lamu Island
The Island is an irresistible place to visit. Locals here are very welcoming and there is a lot on offer in the island. It is a must visit place while holidaying in Kenya.

4. Mt. Kenya
Mt. Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro. However, it’s the highest mountain in Kenya. It is an interesting place to visit, as you are also presented with the opportunity to watch wildlife in your tour. The mountain offers a wonderful view. There are series of peaks, which are covered with snow. On the lower slopes, there are forests, shrubs, bushes and grasses on the mountain edges.

5. Malindi
Found on the Kenyan coast, Malindi presents a great introduction to the Kenyan coast tourist attractions. The place is endowed with attractive beaches as well as extensive coral reefs. There is Malindi Marine National Park, where you can view a lot of marine wildlife. There are a lot of things you can do while in Malindi. The best thing is to visit this coastal town in the beautiful Country.

These are some of the places, which make Kenya an interesting country in the world. The country has a lot to offer you. All you need to do is get your Visa book a flight from wherever you are in the world to Kenya.

7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania on a Motorbike

Transylvania is a region situated in the central part of Romania, Eastern Europe. It is the land beyond the forest (from latin trans=crossing; silva=forest). The name itself shows that the land is perfectly covered with valleys, hilltops, beautiful forests and mountains – some of them taking the riders and their motorbikes above the three line rewarding them with stunning views.

All this sounds very nice, but there is nothing more exhilarating than the roads that lead there:

1. Transfagarasan Road

Connecting Muntenia (southern part of Romania) with Transylvania, by crossing Fagaras Mountain, Transfagarasan Road ride takes the motorbike riders up to 2042 m in altitude on a perfect ribbon of asphalt road, built just like a race track, a Mecca for motorbike riders today. It was constructed during the communist regime (1970-1974) under the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu to ease the access of the troops. Due to the high altitude the road is open only 3-4 months/year, generally from June 15 until October 31, depending highly on the Weather conditions. In the summer time the road tends to be crowded, with its peak in the weekends.

The riders should start the ride from south to North (from Curtea de Arges to Cartisoara), this way the view of the entire road unfolding in front will be thrilling. Also they should start riding early in the morning (about 08:00 AM). This way they will lose the crowds and be able to really get the feel of a unique road with bends to last for a lifetime. Attention should also be directed to the gas tank as there are no gas tanks on this road, the riders should fill up before starting the ride.

2. Transalpina Highway – known as the Kings Road, linking the town of Sugag in Transylvania with Novaci, crossing Parang Mountains in the central Carpathians. With its highest peak at 2145m in Urdele Pass, the road takes the riders to the clouds in a ride to remember. Pine forests, traditional sheepfolds where visitors are offered the traditional “balmos” (food cooked by the sheepherders), great views and plenty of road bends and hairpin curves. Just as Transfagarasan Road, better to be ridden on week days or in the morning to beat the traffic. Attention should also be directed to the gas tank as there are no gas stations on this road, the riders should fill up before starting the ride.

3. Transbucegi Road – third highest mountain road in Romania, Transbucegi is a narrow asphalt road leading to Bucegi Plateau in Bucegi Mountains. From the Plateau walks to the Sphinx and Babele (famous rock formations shaped by the wind) can be explored. The Walk to the Sphinx can take up to 45min. It is important for the riders to keep in mind that they need to walk back to the motorbike as well which will add to the relaxing walk in the nature some more time.

Recommendation: The riders interested in great views that can only be reached with a bit of walking are advised to bring comfortable walking shoes and to leave the motorbike boots locked on the motorbike. Also water and a chocolate bar for energy are recommended.

4. Sunset Mountains in the Western Carpathians offer you great rides, one of them – Transursoaia Road. From DN 1 in the city of Huedin the road snakes up to the Dark Hill along Belis Dam and Belisului Valley to the village of Horea. 80 km of asphalt on a narrow mountain road offering some great riding, amazing views and traditional stops on the road, carved in wood by the locals.

Short deviation: in Rachitele area – the Vail of The Bride Waterfall, 30m of waterfall attracting visitors from all over the world.

From May to October, depending on the weather. Caution is required as there are sections of narrow areas. Best to be ridden during the day as the mountains will reward the riders with spectacular views.

5. The Rich History

Transylvania has everything, from great winding roads to medieval churches and fortified medieval citadels. History buffs should not miss Cluj Napoca – home of Saint Michael’s Cathedral, Europe’s Youth Capital in 2015, Sighisoara Medieval citadel – the birth place of “Vlad The Impaller” (also known as Dracula), the medieval city of Brasov home for the Black Church, the medieval city of Sibiu – former cultural capital of Europe in 2007, place for the “Redbul Romaniacs” off road competition, Bran Castle – also known as Dracula Castle in Transylvania, Rasnov Medieval Citadel with a 360 degrees Panorama over the surrounding mountains.

6. The food and drinks

Transylvania is a melting pot regarding the cultures and the food they brought to the region.

Hungarian, Austrian, Turkish foods are all traditional in Transylvania: 4 mititei (grilled skinless sausages) with fries and mustard washed down with a glass of local beer is Transylvanian understanding of fast food. Slow food and very slow food is also served in Transylvania, long late dinners on a terrace in the middle of a charming medieval town is something that any visitor should experience. The price of good wine and beer is ridiculously inexpensive compared with other countries.

7. Fly & Ride Transylvania, Romania

The riders can come with their own motorbike and enjoy the Carpathian experience.The best part of it is that no matter where the riders are coming from they can enjoy a motorbike adventure in Transylvania with no fuss on fly& Ride bases. Cluj Napoca Airport is the biggest in Transylvania, Romania and it welcomes flights from all over the World, low cost or not. If the riders choose to fly here they can still enjoy a 2wheel adventure by renting a motorbike. A fleet of 11 BMW motorbikes, the GS range is available for rental in the city of Turda (40 km away from Cluj Napoca Airport). They can rent BMW motorbikes 650cc, 800cc or 1200cc, recent year of fabrication. GPS and motorbike gear is also available at the motorbike rental shop in Turda (Transylvania, Romania). Maps can be found almost in each gas station and the staff at the motorbike rental company can offer recommendations on where to ride.

Romanian currency: leu

1 euro = 4.4909 lei

1 USD = 4.1260 lei

Gas

1 litre – about 5 lei (1.2 euro)

Alcohol and driving:

Zero alcohol tolerance. Should the riders like to immerse in the beer and wine culture they should do it after a riding day.

Speed limit:

50 km/hour in cities unless instructed otherwise.

100 km/hour on national or European roads

130 km/hour on highways

For money the visitors can choose ATMs or the exchange offices (“Casa de Schimb Valutar” in Romanian). ATMs are available in every big city. For the exchange offices, visitor should choose the ones that do not charge a commission.

English, Spanish or German speaking Romanians can be found. However we recommend learning a few words in Romanian just enough to thank someone for a well done service.

Wear bright reflective gear to be visible. When overtaking, make sure that the drivers have acknowledged your intention.

The riders should be safe and remember to have fun and to enjoy the Transylvanian experience!

Enjoy Motorbike touring in Romania. Rent a motorcycle in Transylvania and experience some of the best riding days of your life.

8 Best Tips For Solo Travelers

Traveling alone seems to be a pretty daunting thing to do. Ten questions come to your mind. What if you get stranded somewhere? Can you go out alone at night? Won’t it look strange to eat alone in a restaurant?

All these kinds of worries and other things like will I get attacked by thieves? Or what if my car gets stuck in a ditch? Plague the mind of many travelers before they go on their first solo trip. But once you know the benefits of solo traveling all these thoughts will instantly be removed from your mind. Here are 8 best tips for solo travelers that will help you in how to go alone without difficulty.

Plan In Advance – Before you travel, it’s best to do some planning. You don’t need to have a detailed plan, but you should at least know a few basic things like where you will stay? It’s best that you book your hotel before you leave.

Pack Less And Light – It’s always the best idea to pack light so that you can manage your luggage quickly without any assistance. One suitcase, backpack and carry on will suffice your requirement for a one or three week trip.

Try Traveling During Day Hours – I highly recommend that you should plan your arrival during the daytime so that you can find your way easily through an unfamiliar city.

Mingle With Others – When you are travelling alone, it’s a good idea to mingle with the other travellers. The lounges and common rooms of hotels are a great place to meet new people and make short term friends and get great travel advice.

Connect With Locals – Meet the locals, many cities have free local tour guides, but you can also connect with the locals through different websites and enjoy your vacation in a better way.

Look At The Things Around You – Take your time in observing your surroundings, watch how people interact with each other and how things work in that place. While sitting at a coffee shop, or park or just killing time walking around the city, you can learn how to pay your bill whether at the table or counter or how to hail a cab, etc.

Open Up – Honestly, speaking I know traveling alone seems to be pretty scary, you can get insecure easily and get all your defenses on, but that’s not the right approach its, best to talk to strangers, smile and start a conversation. Be curious and ask questions that seem important.

Enjoy Yourself As Much As You Can – Go out in evenings, go to different bars and pubs and grab a seat at the bar. Go to local drama shows or concerts, do everything that you want to do and enjoy your solo trip as much as you can.