Trip to Kerala backwaters

December 29, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Asia

Trip to Kerala backwatersKerala, the mesmerizing tourist destination in South India will give you exciting opportunities to experience the rustic beauty of the state, moving on the ethnic houseboats which are called Kettuvalam. The backwaters of Kerala have plenty of natural beauty consisting of marshy estuaries, pristine lakes and exotic waterways that form an interconnected network along the Kerala coast.

Nature has been extremely kind on Kerala and has made it one of the most beautiful locations in India. The scintillating backwaters sparkle like gold on the face of the state. These backwaters have played a major role in boosting the tourism of Kerala and hence helping the national income of India. Kerala backwaters are the greatest tourist attractions in the state because of their incredible beauty and tranquillity.

Below are few of the famous backwater destinations in the beautiful state of Kerala.

Kumarakom: The Kumarakom backwater tour will take you to the agricultural sites and paddy fields full of coconut trees and fishing villages. This tour will also take you to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary famous for its diverse wildlife.
Alleppey: Backwater tour of Kerala will take you to Alleppey, well known for its coir products, fish, lakes, and boat races. Its look is enhanced by the canals and beautiful waterways. It is called the ‘Venice of the East’.
Mararikulam: Backwater trips in a traditional boat along Mararikulum make you witness the ancient villages which enjoy the gorgeous sea side location with never ending rows of coconut trees.
Kozhikode: Kozhikode backwaters will take you through waterways that are not often explored by the tourists. You will sail through the immaculate Canoli and Kallai river, which is sure to make your trip memorable.
Cochin: Cochin is called ‘The queen of backwaters’ and is the most preferred out of all the backwater destinations. You will sail through the Vyppin, Gundu, Bolgatty, and Vallarpadam island and will also witness the Chinese fishing nets, originated from the traders who used to settle there.

Barcelona, the lively city

December 24, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

trip to BarcelonaBarcelona, being the capital city of Spain in Europe is no doubt on the liveliest cities to be. It has gained fame after hosting the Olympics in 1992 and is still known for hosting many world class conferences. It lies on the Mediterranean cost between two rivers making it a treat for the eyes as far as natural beauty is concerned. Here is some more about the cheer and life in Barcelona.
Guell park and LaSagrada are the works of Barcelona’s signature artist Antonio Gaudi; Barcelona is known for its architecture and is declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Picasso museum too houses the works of this artist and is another must see place in Barcelona.

Another unique thing is that you can ski and sunbathe in the perimeter of this same city. There are vineyards too where the best wine from around the globe can be sampled before flying off to the hills for the ski-time experience. Spending a relaxed day at the Monjui is also a very good option. There are the Joan Miro Museum and National Art Museum of Catalonia at Monjuic apart from the artistic painting like views of the fountains and parks. You can reach Monjuic easily by taking the harbour cable car.

World famous beaches like Barceloneta, Sant Sebastica and Sant Miquel are found here which are a major tourist attraction and adds more life, colour and vigour to this city. The beautiful ocean beach and sandy shores are something which you should miss for nothing. Barcelona is known to be the cruise capital. There are innumerable cruise ships waiting for you and if this is what you are looking for then you have come to the right place.

The Carrer Petrixol is something which you must visit. It’s famous for its chocolate shops which you can take for loved ones back home.

Visit to Turkey

December 06, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

Visit to TurkeyTurkey is one of the most excellent tourist spot in the world. It is the only country in the world that presents the exoticism of Asia and recent culture of Europe. Some of the must see places to roam around in turkey are given below:-

Turkish operas and concerts– Turkish operas and concerts will give you a taste of Turkish culture. They offer a stunning mixture of music and dance that will amuse your mind and detain your soul.

Turkish films– Turkey have attracted the whole market by its soft media exports, such as films and TV serials. Turkish films have won numerous of awards from all over the globe for their path breaking cinema.

Turkey museums
– You must travel around the museums while touring turkey. The country has some best museums which exhibit the relics the Greek- roman period. Some famous museums name is ethnographic and Anatolian civilization museum.

Cave house– You can make a trip to the famous cave called Goreme area of turkey. These cave dwellings was shaped by some Christian monks several centuries ago and are tough and livable even today.

Mosques– Islam is the authorized religion in turkey. The country has some of the most gorgeous and striking mosque to visit.

Nature trips– If you want to see the nature and its beautiful landscape you can travel various regions of the country like Lake Van and Mount Ararat.

Shopping– The grand bazaar in Istanbul has nearly about 5000 shops where you can buy various items such as food items, jewelery, books, spices and carpets etc.

Sports– Turkey has gigantic seashore where you can enjoy various water based activities like swimming water rafting, boating, and underwater diving. You can also go for biking and climbing trails. Turkey also offers golfing areas at several points. Apart from water based activities you can also go for hot air ballooning.