very much a bird-watcher’s paradise . Purple sunbirds, orange bee-eaters, humming birds, pintails, wagtails, minivets, flycatchers, jays, bronze green doves, golden orioles, baya weaver birds, hoopoes, woodpeckers, kingfishers, whistling thrushes, drongos, cuckoos and the green coppersmith barbet calling “k-tong ! k-tong ! “ were all out there . A family of transiting langurs were busy shaking treesRead More
This one is my fifth trip in this year till now. After visiting Mussoorie in August and then Udaipur in…Read More
Distance: 3480km | Duration: 10days – 4March2016 to 13March16 Places: Hyderabad – Bangalore – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Kovalam (Kerala)…Read More
We entered to a zone where no mobile network was available. In the jungles, we were cut off from rest of the world. Oh, it’s not only that, we were cut off from electricity too! Yet we were so engaged with the nature that we hardly felt their absence.Read More
A summer vacation is a fun and exciting thing. We, plan to go all over the world during this period, when schools are closed and would like to spend some beautiful moments of our life with our loved ones.
We just came back from our annual holiday during summer and wish to share some of the beautiful places of West Bengal with all of you.
एल टाइप सी अजीब सी शेप लिए हुए विसाल डैम आपने आप में एक सुरंग सा था आर पार जो उसके मेंटेनेंस के लिए होगी शायद। जिसमे सैकड़ो खिड़किया थी जिनसे रोशनी ऐसे आ रही थी मानो हम कई शीशो में एक के गहराते से माहोल में अपने अक्ष देख रहे हों। वहां जगह जगह विदेशो से लायी गयी मशीने और उपकरण आज भी ज्यों के त्योंRead More
वो साइन बोर्ड देख कर अपना माथा ठनका, मैं बोला, कमाल है यार, पहाड़ों पर भी निजी संपाति, हे भगवान, ऐसे हो रहा है भारत निर्माण ! वहीं थोड़ी दूरी पर ही हमें एक चरवाहा बकरियाँ चराता हुआ दिखाई दिया, हमने सोचा इस चरवाहे से ही कुछ जानकारी ले ली जाए ! पास जाकर पूछा तो पता चला कि ये सारा इलाक़ा तपोवन ही है, और ये निजी संपाति किसी बड़े व्यापारी की है !Read More
WHAT A COASTER ( Adult Slide)
The best ride in Mumbai’s water park called Water Kingdom is What A Coaster.The height of the slide may be some where around 4 – 5 floors and one has to take a ride on a rubber slide sleeping flat on the stomach with knees bend and legs crossed. One has to catch tightly the two rods on the slides as shown in the video. The slides starts and for ten seconds you feel each and every second is like an hour. In between there are showers of the water flowing straight on your body twice and two large bends. Overall full marks for EUPHORIA it creates. For me it is best slide in Water Kingdom.
DRIFTING RIVER (Family Fun)
After playing around an hour and a half in Goofer’s Lagoon we went to another marvellous relaxing location called Drifting River. There is a huge space in which a canal is made in a circumferential pattern. Water is allowed to flow in one direction. One has to take a float, relax on the float and rest all is done by flowing water. One can just relax after having tiresome play in all the slides. One can use single float as well as a double float.There are bridges in between and water flows fro those bridges. This again can be done with your kids simultaneously. But one has to be with them. This makes one relax and one should opt this ride in between so that he can enjoy to fullest.
We come across “Nilgiri Coach” as we started walking. The Nilgiri Toy Train journey runs in between Mettupalayam and Ooty hill station. This narrow gauge train covers a distance of 46 kms. The train runs through the plains, plantations and tropical rainforest of the Nilgiri. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005 and be a part of Mountain Railways of Indian World Heritage Site along with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999) and the Kalka-Shimla Railway (2008).
Philadelphia has lots of statues in the parks and roads most of them of historical figures like Presidents and war heroes specially popular being President Lincoln’s statue on Kelly Drive, I could not take its picture as the bus was moving too fast. But I was able to take picture of the statue of chief justice John Marshall outside the west gate of Franklin Institute. Ever heard of a Judge’s statue in India? If yes please inform me. There is also a controversial statue of the Italian Stallion Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa a must for movie buffs as the story of Rocky series is in Philly. The guides in the buses were very knowledgeable and were telling a lot of stories about not only the city but also some of the controversies going in the city. The controversy around Ricky’s statue was another one.
Day 4 – our last day in the alluring city had to be spent well and the time had to be best utilized. So, we put on our thinking cap and chalked out a plan. We wanted to close the trip with something nice and different as an experience. So, we chose the Heineken Experience !!
Since the weather wasn’t too favorable for cycling, we decided to opt for the guided tour. A 6 hour round trip with a visit to the cheese and clog factory plus walk tour in the fishing village of Amsterdam – cant get any better, can it?
The tram brought me back to Centrum and I still had about 1 hour to wander so I walked towards the Dam area, which is a famous touristic spot, with lot of fun, museums, shops etc. There was Madame Tussaud wax museum also, but before the wax museum of London, it is quite small,…but still there was long que before it.
I entered the shop and saw one dark niece of Cleopetra silently deep frying the Pakoras, which are stuffed in Falafel. I asked her to make one for me by stuffing with some onions and other things. She quite rudely told me that she will give the falafel and I have to fill the garnish myself. In Lebanon, the Falfel is wrapped in a thin roti, like mexican tortillas. But she took a bread like “बंद” cut it from half and put the pakoras inside and handed it over to me for filling it with other things. I put the garnishes inside and tried it. The taste was no where like Lebanese falafel, but it was sufficient for a poor veg animal like me. Seeing my face, she asked If I did not like it. I told her that it was ok, but not like the one I ate in Beirut.