Goa is situated on the western coast of India, and framed by the Arabian
Sea on its West coast. Formerly a colony of Portugal, the Portuguese lifestyle
is somewhat apparent in this part of India and it is popular with European
tourists, particularly for Winter sun holidays.
What is Goa like?
With many gorgeous beaches, Goa is a relaxed place which combines
Portuguese lifestyle with modern music and cultures. Known as a popular place
for the party scene now, as well as a good all round destination, people in Goa
often take Siestas in the afternoon, to prepare for the nightlife. A place for
a relaxed holiday in the sun, or to indulge in some late season partying, the
serene but welcoming region of Goa is a great Indian place to stay.
Things to do
Goa is a fairly relaxed place, but not one that is overly touristy.
Relaxing in beach shacks or taking in some of the fine cuisine of the local restaurants
is the kind of thing you can expect to be doing a lot of. With white sands and
lovely clear waters, swimming and walking along the beach to explore the
further off areas are popular activities.
It is not boring however, and there is more that you can do in the
daytime in order to get a real taste of India. There are spice plantations
around the region in which you can go and wander and sample the real staples of
Indian cooking, maybe picking some up to bring home with you if you wish. The
landscape is perfect for leisurely strolls, so try an evening or early morning
walk up the rivers and streams around Goa, where you will see much local
wildlife, such as the birds that inhabit the place.
There are also white … Read more
If you are planning a lifetime
trip that includes long trips by plane, you might try to find out how you can
manage long flights and still feel awake, refreshed, and ready for your new
adventure. But, as we all know, taking long flights is draining and tiring
because we can rarely get a good night’s sleep while sitting almost fully
upright, crammed in between two other people and dragged up by coughing people,
crying babies and people people sweep you in the hallway. It’s amazing we can’t
just pass out for a day once we get to the hotel room.
But did you know that now we have
an excellent alternative to airlines that offer truly horizontal beds that make
you sleep well while lying completely flat? Now when I say completely flat and
horizontal, I’m not talking about a steep backrest combined with footrests,
what I’m talking about is a flat bed like your bed with comfortable pillows and
blankets. Wear your face mask and put on your earmuffs and you will have sweet
dreams while flying through the clouds and wake up refreshed and ready to leave
as soon as you touch the ground. Getting good quality sleep on your flight can
make your trip much more productive and enjoyable which makes it worth the
But I know you must be wondering
about how expensive this option is and whether it is only available for those
who can afford First Class. Unfortunately, most of them are only available in First
Class, but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford it. One thought might be that it
might be useful to stretch your budget to include a sleeping chair to help
ensure you get the most out of your trip by being energized by deep sleep.
However, … Read more
Love to travel but don’t have the
thousands of dollars to do it?
You can get luxury travel on a
shoestring budget by planning your vacation or trip just a bit more carefully.
Read a few of these tips, and
then go on your well-deserved getaway without burning a hole in your pocket.
Always remember: When planning
your trip, timing is key.
For example, school vacation
weeks are the worst times to plan trips. Most parents have no choice but to
travel at these high-peak seasons, so school vacation periods in any country
are always going to be crowded. The airfare is always sky high – no pun
If you’ve traveled during these
peak seasons, you may noticed that coach seats during a school vacation week
could cost you more money than a first class ticket during the off-season. So
remember, unless you MUST travel during these peak periods, avoid winter and
spring breaks at all costs.
Here’s another important tip:
Regardless of how you decide to book your luxury travel arrangements – either
through a travel agent or through an online travel website – make sure that you
know exactly who you are working with. For example, your best bet to save on a
hotel and car rental package is probably going to be with ‘s “name your
own price” option. However, is not
the best choice for international airline travel. You’d be better off with an
agent. Either way you go, try to use the same travel agent or service. This
makes sure that you build a solid relationship with the company you’re dealing
with. If you are loyal to them, they will be loyal to you. Always remember,
they want your business.
Think about how frequent flier
programs work: if you choose their airline consistently, they’ll … Read more
A cruise could be a wonderful way
to spend time with friends or family, and a great opportunity to relax and
experience new and thrilling adventures. The answer to ensuring that your
cruise lives up to your distinctive expectations is to realize the essentials
of cruising as well as all of opportunities as well as experiences it could
If you have never taken a cruise
before, or though you have, and wish to know a bit more about them, following
are some strategies and tips you can use to help ensure your cruise becomes a
trip of lifetime.
Reflect on the Destination –
Cruises travel all around the globe, from Caribbean to Europe to Alaska waters,
and a lot of more locations internationally. Take time to think about where you
would like to visit, keep in mind, there will be coast excursions and then
appear at the cruises proffered in those areas. Your travel agent could be a
priceless resource in assisting you categorize the cruises which are most
well-liked in areas you would like to travel to, and could even point you in a
right direction for the locations that have proven particularly popular for
people cruising for first time, or for people seeking particular types of
Consider length of Cruise –
Especially if you have never gone on cruise before, you might want to choose a
cruise of shorter period. Also, you will need to think about the amount of time
you got for your vacation.
Consider the ambiance – While a
lot of cruise lines utilized to need travelers to dress for dinner, for
example, or set prearranged times for the meals as well as other on-board
activities, a lot of the today’s cruise lines are less structured. Be certain
to ask, while booking about … Read more
Also known as Amdavad or
Karnavati, Ahmedabad is situated along the beautiful river Sabarmati. Visitors
throng to this city to enjoy the festival and be part of the celebrations. It
feeds on their pages of history, a breath of harmony and a showcase of
exquisite art. Ahmedabad is known for its beautiful monuments of historical and
The city is named after a Sultan
Ahmad Shah, who founded it in 1411 AD and adorned with splendid monuments. In
1572, Emperor Akbar took Ahmedabad and assimilated into the great Mughal
empire. Ahmedabad became an important business center during the Mughal period
to the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, after which the city of Ahmedabad again
began to decline. It was then that the British rulers captured Ahmedabad and
establish a number of textile mills here. Ahmedabad was then becoming known as
the Manchester of India for its textile industry.
There is much to see and do while
in Ahmedabad. ancient mosques, temples and fortresses are the main attraction
for tourists. Visitors like to visit Jumma Masjid, derasa Hutheesingh and
famous Sabarmati Ashram. The latter is now a national pilgrimage site was the
hub for the liberation movement in India. Mahatma Ganghi fondly known as Bapu
lived here from 1917 to 1930. It was a human laboratory where the Mahatma could
test their hypotheses moral and spiritual.
The Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma
sample letters and other belongings and collection of photographs of his years
of struggle for freedom from India. Another interesting place to visit here is
the Jumma mosque which was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423. Built in yellow
sandstone, it combines the best of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture,
standing on 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at different heights. Then there is
the ornate Hatheesing Jain … Read more