Ah! It is always good to be back :-)
It has been a long hiatus – years I guess – since I have shared by travel experience on Ghumakkar. But its better late than never. It was a not so cold December Friday when I along with 3 companions arrived at Delhi ISBT to catch our bus to Narkanda.Read More
We had the permit to enter from Durga Devi gate and our safari timing was from 3PM for 3 hours, while on our way to Corbett National Park we also visited the Corbett water fall which is small water fall situated within the forest area.Read More
We then moved to the church of St. John in the Wilderness between Forsyth Ganj and Mcleod Ganj. This neo-gothic stone shrine was made in 1852 following Anglian structure. It was named after John the Baptist. As the structure lies deep inside dense woods, during the olden times, they appropriately named it as St. John In The Wilderness. There is a memorial devoted to Lord Elgin, who was Viceroy of India during British raj.Read More
For example, the rarest spider in the world – the Trapdoor spider (Liphistius batuensis, the scientific name). Even there are species still live in these caves since some 100 million years!
Of course, you cannot see of them, because of these species are mostly tiny, and the cave is literally dark. Because of the fragile ecological atmosphere inside the cave, you are bound to follow some important rules.Read More
There were thousands of fishes, of various colors, sizes and types, swimming all around. I saw numerous sea creatures and touched few of them; they were completely harmless. The colors inside the sea were strikingly gorgeous. We saw huge coral rocks of various colors, where these creatures live.Read More
Then Lia brought us to the cultural center. It had mainly three sections. The first section was dedicated to paintings and the tribal art. Each frame was magnificent. Nevertheless, two pictures really attracted me. The first was the paining on goat skin, depicting of “Ram hunting”. The richness of its colour was excellent. It was done by an unknown tribal artist.Read More
so without wasting any more time we headed straight to Thinakara which is just five minutes away. Whatever we heard about this place was absolutely correct. Long white sand beaches, clear shallow sea, calm water, nice tents, water sports and what not.
We were speechless.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.
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