Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar to bid farewell in Mumbai

Sachin Tendulkar will be ending his long and illustrious cricketing career at his home ground, Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. He will be part of the Indian test team for one final time for the series between India and West Indies that’s scheduled for the month of November this year.

Sachin Tendulkar is easily India’s most loved sports icon and is undoubtedly one of the most respected names everywhere cricket is played. Revered as ‘god of cricket’ in the country, Sachin holds almost every batting record of the game. The soft-spoken, right hand batsman is world cricket's most prolific international run-scorer and has a record 100 international centuries to his name. He has scored a record 15,837 runs to date in Test matches, and in one-day internationals, the ‘Master Blaster’, as he is lovingly known, amassed 18,426 runs. The legend has already retired from the ODIs as well as T20 cricket.

The historical test series between India and West Indies will have two matches. The first one will be played in Eden Gardens of Kolkata and the second, which will be Sachin’s last and also incidentally his landmark 200th, will be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. A huge gathering is expected to mark the man’s penultimate and ultimate outings. A list of officials, former players, celebrities and VIPs are expected to be there at both stadiums. Sachin Tendulkar’s mom will be among the thousands thronging to see his final bow in Mumbai. She has never seen her prodigious son play in an international match before!

Seldom in the history of cricket or any other sport there has been a man who has carried the hopes and aspirations of over a billion people, offering them boundless joy with his every triumphant outing. It is time for this man to bow out. And make no mistake about it, the entire cricketing world will stand up in respect!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Concerts Add Prominence to Year-end Celebrations in New Zealand!

Year end brings celebrations galore. Christmas and the New Year’s Eve are two occasions when travel freaks look out for destinations to explore new meaning of the festive extravaganza. Travellers booking flights to enjoy their December holidays in New Zealand can experience the flamboyance of peppy environment at the musical events.

Rhythms and Vines, the most prominent three-day year end New Zealand music fiesta features renowned artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Dynamite MC, Empire of the Sun, Wilkinson, The Remains and P-Money. Travellers looking for air tickets to be a part of this event which is scheduled from 29th to 31st December, 2013 should seek flights arriving at Gisborne in North Island, New Zealand. Booking entry tickets online is an apt way to secure your place in the concert beforehand. The party is not only limited to thunderous music and high voltage bass; visitors can satiate their taste buds with international delicacies and imported drinks as well.

La De Da is another worth mentioning live concert which is alluring music lovers to find cheap deals on flights arriving in Martinburough, New Zealand and spend three days, from 30th December to 01st January, 2013, exclusively amidst remixed melodies and heart-thumping bass. Travellers booking New Zealand bound flights can buy entry tickets at the venue or online to enjoy power-packed performances of A$AP Rocky, Opiuo, Katchafire, PleasePlease and many more. To add uniqueness to the trip, holidaymakers can book tickets along with camping facility at Lullaby Lane. The campground is well equipped with showers, washrooms and designated food and drink stalls.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Top Natural Attractions to Visit during New York Holidays

While breathtaking architecture and an incomparable wealth of modern-day splendours, New York remains the star attractions for tourists boarding USA bound flight.  In addition, there is no dearth of natural sites in New York to offer a sweet respite from cosmopolitan madness. Here is a quick look at top ones!

Central Park: With a whole host of things to do and see, it is one of the most sought after tourist spots in New York and allures a fair share of holidaymakers who book tickets on flights arriving in this leading metropolis of the USA. It incorporates a plethora of species of flowers, ponds and lakes, ice rinks and an open air theatre to tick all the right boxes of vacationers, particularly families, buying air tickets and holiday deals for the destination.

Prospect Park: Overseas travellers who are spending money on flights tickets for sojourning this USA’s entertainment hub would surely love a visit to the green. It is the place where one can soak in the marvellous beauty of nature and explore a rich wildlife. The magnificent structure named ‘Litchfield Villa’ and a fascinating lake further accentuate its grandeur. Not surprisingly, it catches the fancy of hordes of tourists who seek a tranquil vacation in New York.   

Wave Hill: This place is as alluring to the nature-lovers as it is to culture vultures. It spreads over an area of over 28-acres and houses beautiful garden as well as enticing cultural centre. There is a specialised shop inside where art buffs can buy an array of artefacts and naturally inspired products. All in all, it is an escape where one can make the most of the monies spent on not just entry tickets but also on deals for flights for holidaying in this lovely city of USA.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bali Sightseeing Wonders that Beguile Tourists

Sightseeing in Bali is the most-foolproof way to immerse in wonderful blend of nature and man-made marvels. Tourists spending on tickets aboard flights savour the marvellous experience of feasting eyes on fascinating temples, beaches, natural reserves and many other glorious assets of the island. But what makes them gloat over their decision of touring Bali are the two below mentioned marvels! 

Kuta Beach
Synonymic to unrivalled beauty and drenched in divinity, Kuta is one of the most popular seaside gems in Bali that catches the fancy of almost every holidaymaker who invests on tickets aboard flights for delving in islet’s eternal glory.  Pompously sitting on the western side of the isthmus, it manifests the emerging tourism industry of the island. It brims with an array of luxury as well as affordable hotels, sophisticated dining options and shopping destinations. The period from July to August make the peak season and attracts legions of vacationers on account of fine climatic conditions. However, it is bit tricky to get cheap deals on accommodation and tickets on flights arriving here. 

Besakih Temple
Renowned as the Mother Temple of Bali, Besakih is perched on the slopes of Mount Agung. The biggest and most holy of all the Balinese temples rank high on the itinerary of hordes of westerners who seek to get the maximum bangs for the bucks invested on tickets on flights for Bali vacations. The holy place is named after the Dragon God believed to inhabit the mountain. Pura Penataran Agung, Pura Pasimpangan on the east of the Main Street and Pura Pangubengan are some of the prominent attractions of the sacred place.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kochi and Thekkady – Two Irresistible Lures on Kerala Holidays

Travel buffs seeking lucrative deals on packages in India often take holidays in Kerala to explore the natures’ splendours and the historical glory of this state of South India.  Every nook and corner of Kerala flaunts a unique natural opulence. Kochi and Thekkady in particular, attract even the time pressed travellers on their holidays to Kerala with their ethereal beauty.

Sightseeing in Kochi is always recommended if you have interest in the colonial past of India as the port city features copious historical marvels. Start your city tour with a visit to the St. Francis Church – the oldest European establishment in India. Take a tour to the Fort, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue while here. Apart from all these attractions this South Indian city boasts picturesque sights with sparkling blue water and exotic coco-palm fringed beaches with an amazing view of sunset as backdrop. A traditional Kathakali dance performance is usually included in standard travel packages to Kochi.

On the second day of your South India holidays, start your drive towards Thekkady in early morning to avoid the heat and road traffic. Tourists get an opportunity to witness the lush green rolling tea plantation, milky-white waterfalls and cascades and often get immersed in the fresh aroma of cardamom and coffee on this three hours drive. Sightseeing including a tour to the National Bird Sanctuary is one of the major parts of most holidays packages.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Top Three Star Attractions from Bangalore’s Nightlife Calendar

India’s Mecca of IT, Bangalore teems with infinite delights to please its visiting rovers! But what tempts thousands of nighthawks into booking flights and hotel packages for holidays to the metropolis is the sheer abundance of nightlife joints that come alive with neon-lights and ear-deafening music as soon as the sun fades into the time of oblivion! Take a look at three of the most electrifying pubs, clubs and bars that abound a whirlwind of fun and frolics and promises a night of eternal fun and frolics in this city of India!

Packed with everything essential to take the overall appeal of the metropolis to an astoundingly different dimension, Eclipse is one of the finest pubs not only in the city but in entire India. With its electrifying ambiance, fine drinks, appetizing cuisines and tantalizing ambiance, Eclipse promises to regale and entertain even the most discerning night animal spending on hotel and flight packages for holidays to this destination in South India. 

Blue Bar
Immensely popular with headbangers, Blue Bar is a vibrant nightclub in Taj West End where music meets glamour and stimulates the senses! As soon as the evening sun drowns down the ocean, Blue Bar comes alive with booze, beats and boisterousness! No wonder, it lures almost every party lover booking all inclusive packages for holidays to India to enjoy the mesmerizing facets of night.  

Legends of Rock 
Legends of Rock unfolds itself as the best place in Bangalore for musos. Murkily lit ambiance blended with captivating music and tantalizing drinks and dinner makes the evenings all the more exciting for musos spending on flights and hotel packages for holidays to the South India’s Garden City, Bangalore.

Etihad Airways to Begin Flight Services to Los Angeles

Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will start direct flights to Los Angeles, California from June 1, 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. Tickets on daily and direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles will be offered. 

LA will be Etihad’s fourth destination in the USA. As of now, the carrier is offering air tickets on flights to American cities of Chicago, New York and Washington D.C. 

Once the new flight services to LA are operational, Etihad Airways will be providing 28 return flights each week between the UAE and USA.

Initiation of new flights is likely to push Etihad Airways’ stock in the USA, and is going to cater to the rising demand for air tickets on flights between the USA and UAE. Los Angeles is major tourist hub of USA and is renowned for its entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science and sports. 

The new flights will also offer utmost connectivity, via the airline’s hub at Abu Dhabi, to destinations across the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. 

As far as configuration is concerned, space for 237 guests will be available, with 8 Diamond First Class suites, 40 Pearl Business Class flatbed seats, and 189 Coral Economy Class seats for travellers seeking cheaper air tickets with Etihad. 

Daily, Flight EY171 will depart from Abu Dhabi at 8.45am and land in LA at 2.15pm. The return flight, EY170, will depart LA at 4.15pm and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 7.35pm, the following day.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Rajasthan Holidays to Enjoy the State’s Enthralling Culture

With rich history and culture, stunning architectural grandeurs and an array of fascinating festivals; Rajasthan is a perennial magnet for culture enthusiasts and sets them on a quest for cheap deals and packages for India holidays. Every year, a large number of keen travellers visit this erstwhile land of kings and warriors for sampling its cultural, historical and natural gems. Here are some of the most enticing attractions the eclectic state in India has to offer.

Glorious History
Needless to say, exploring the magnificent remnants of the state’s intriguing past remains the biggest reason why cheap deals of packages for Rajasthan holidays are admired by one and all. Be it the hilltop Amber Fort in Jaipur, stunning Umaid Bhawan Palace in Udaipur or the splendid temples and monuments in Chittorgarh Fort, a sojourn to this desert state is all about revelling in enchanting aura of its yesteryears.

Colourful Crafts
Traditional arts and crafts in Rajasthan are so distinct and diverse that even a week would be a short time to explore and learn about them all. Creative senses and artistic skills of the people in this part of India allure a large number of tourists from far and wide. They are efficient enough to give the most brilliant forms to stone, wood, ivory, glass, gold, textile, etc. One of the most popular crafts is Jaipur meenakari jewellery. Apart from this, ivory bangles, bajuband and gokhru are other items known for their intricate design and colours. A wide range of objects made of carved wood and stone are also quite popular, and entice keen travellers to book packages for holidays in this vibrant state of India.  The famous Rajasthani folk dances, delicious cuisines and enchanting fairs & festivals also compel culturally inclined tourists to invest on packages for India holidays.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ras Al Khaimah and Its Most Peculiar Attractions

Ras Al Khaimah, a popular emirate of the UAE features some of the most peculiar attractions that set it apart from other notable emirates. Travellers booking flights to enjoy their holidays in the UAE can experience a different side of Arabia while holidaying here. The region is home to attractions for adventure lovers, culture vultures, nature enthusiasts as well as history cravers.

Most prominent attraction in Ras Al Khaimah is Prince of Sea, a motor sailing yacht peppered with all modern amenities and top rated luxurious facilities. This wooden vessel is divided into three levels with upscale dining areas. Honeymooners seeking air tickets to spend their romantic holiday amidst pristine waters of Persian Gulf must add Prince of Sea to their itineraries. The yacht is named after the first known Seaman of Arabia, Ahmad bin Majid.

Foodies grabbing tickets aboard flights arriving in this popular emirate of the UAE can choose from a wide array of restaurants that boast upscale hospitality and extensive menus comprising local delicacies and specialties from international cuisines. Travellers looking to add opulent luxury to their dining experiences should not miss out on visiting Maarid, strategically located at Hilton. This swanky restaurant is popular for its scrummy breakfast and sumptuous dinner buffets.

Falcons are one of the most interesting facets of the rich culture of Ras AL Khaimah. Even today, holidaymakers can admire these creatures while being a part of Falcon Show which features display of birds like falcons, owls, kestrels and eagles. Travellers can admire another aspect of the UAE while visiting Banyan Tree Al Wadi where Falcon Show takes place.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Etihad Boosts Flight Frequency to Pakistan

In order to provide wide connectivity and more travel options to fliers seeking tickets on UAE-Pakistan flights, Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of United Arab Emirates is boosting flight frequency to Pakistan. The premier carrier has enhanced its services to Islamabad from nine to eleven a week and has also unveiled the new winter schedule.

After the introduction of these flights, the carrier now offers tickets for 31 weekly flights from four destinations in Pakistan including Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi. Etihad is deploying A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration and will offer tickets for about 16 Pearl Business Class and 120 Economy class seats.

According to the schedule, flights (EY233) leave Abu Dhabi at 15:25 and arrive in Islamabad at 12:35. Return flights EY234 depart Pakistan capital at 13:20 and land in Abu Dhabi at 16:05. The new services are running on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Abu Dhabi based airline has also brought out new winter timings for services to Lahore and Peshawar scheduled to start from October and November. It has been said that the updated schedule is going to spell more options for international travellers who seek tickets for connections flights to various destinations in Arabian Gulf, the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

PAL to Start Heathrow-Manila Non-Stop Flights from November

British travellers who are often found to b eon a quest for tickets on cheap flights between Philippines and the UK have yet another reason to smile. Philippines’ national carrier, PAL is all set to offer tickets aboard direct non-stop flights connecting UK’s capital city of London to Philippines’ colourful capital of Manila.

Philippine Airlines was banned by the European Union in 1998. And KLM remains the only European carrier that offers tickets on direct flights to the Philippines presently. But PAL is now all geared up to restart its operations to Europe. 

The airline is expected to offer tickets on direct, non-stop flights between London Heathrow and Philippines’ capital city of Manila with effect from November 4, 2013. The carrier is expected to deploy B777-300ERs aircrafts for its new route. These aircraft will be configured in two cabin classes so that the airline may offer tickets for 42 business class seats and 328 economy class seats aboard its latest European service.  

PAL is planning to offer air tickets for five weekly services. The move will provide the fastest air travel to London as well as convenient connections from the capital city of the UK to top tourist spots in Philippines and various destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea and Australia. 

These direct, non-stop flights will depart Manila just after 0800 to offer an early afternoon arrival into London Heathrow the same day. The return service is expected to depart London in the late afternoon or early evening to provide a lunchtime or mid-afternoon arrival back in Manila.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Beaches and Museums – The Top Draws in Trivandrum, Kerala

Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches and magnificent museums in entire South India. Every year numerous honeymooners and water sports lovers seek cheap travel packages to this metropolitan region, which is also known as Thiruvananthapuram, to enjoy unforgettable holidays by azure waters while lying on fine powdery sand. 

Beachcombers planning Kerala holidays should book packages between October and February. Kovalam, near Trivandrum, is home to some of the best beaches in this state. Lighthouse is the most popular beach at this tranquil destination. While strolling along the shore, couple can experience the never-dying love in the atmosphere while admiring the spectacular sunsets. Lighthouse is the iconic attraction but not open for general public. Other popular beaches in Kovalam are Smaudra and Hawa. Another worth mentioning seaside spot in this charismatic metropolis in India is Shanghumukham which is highlighted by Matsyakanya, a massive sculpture of a mermaid.

Museums in Trivandrum are a vital part of Kerala tour packages. Most popular museum in the city is The Napier. It exhibits spectacular collection focusing on rich past of India. While walking around the facility, holidaymakers would come across rare items such as Buddhist statues, bronze idols, coins, jewellery, ivory carvings and chests. Keralan Museum is among the best interactive museums in entire country. Its collections depict the significant history of the state. Travellers spending holidays in Thiruvananthapuram must visit this museum to take a closer look at articles such as folk art, bronze sculptures and pottery.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Top Ideas for an Unforgettable Holiday in India

Thousands of travellers from all over the world head to India in search of memorable holidays by reserving tickets on flights. Most of these holidaymakers throng the usual attractions such as the Taj Mahal, the backwaters of Kerala, culturally stimulating Rajasthan or populous urban centres like Delhi and Mumbai. But the true essence of India lies far from the maddening crowd, where unique experiences flourish amidst tranquil surroundings. Read on to find some lesser known gems on the path less travelled.

Tea tasting is an art and very few people have the taste buds to get it right, but that does not mean one shouldn’t try. For those purchasing tickets on flights terminating in India, the hill station of Darjeeling provides this unmatched opportunity and the best place by far is the Tumsong Tea Estate. At this place tourists can enjoy the warmth of a home-stay and the comfort of a boutique hotel rolled into one awesome stay experience.

There are some travellers who can adjust to the experience of a lackadaisical holiday only for a short while. For these free birds straining to take flights into the wilderness, there are numerous trekking adventures spread throughout the Nilgiris, Himalayas and the Shivalik mountain ranges. Such a trip gives holidaymakers, especially city dwellers, an unmatched opportunity to come closer with nature and cleanse themselves in the clean mountain air. Those who reserve air tickets to the country and participate in such an adventure are sure to gain much in terms of health and relaxation. Top choices for such an adventure on paths less travelled include Sandakfu in West Bengal of east India as well as numerous destinations in the north eastern India. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Top 2 Budget Hotels in Central Delhi

Delhi serves on a wonderful concoction of history, culture and cosmopolitanism, and hence remains one of the most popular stamping grounds for international tourists who reserve deals and packages for India holidays. The vibrant metropolis in India boasts an array of hotels offering comfy stay at reasonable tariff to tick all the right boxes of budget-conscious vacationers. A good number of such properties are located in Delhi’s central part. Here is a rundown to two most popular ones.

Mohan International
Situated in famous Pahar Ganj near the New Delhi Railways station, it is a great choice for backpackers. The spacious rooms are fitted with latest in style and feature various modern comforts. Friendly staff and flawless service make the property an ideal choice for families and business travellers who book packages for India holidays. The property’s multi-cuisine restaurant pampers epicureans with ample of choices. 
Sarans Heritage
Sarans Heritage is located in the heart of Delhi, close to the prominent business district of Connaught Place. The clean, well-kept rooms are equipped with various modern amenities including satellite TV, AC, large bathroom, Wi-Fi and more. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves a wide range of dishes from all parts of India. The hotel also provides taxi service and airport transfer to its guest. All in all, it boasts everything what it takes to be a cheap accommodation for tourists grabbing packages deals for enjoying holidays in Delhi and North India.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Opt for Rafting to Enhance the Thrilling Experience in Goa

Goa ranks amongst the premium beach destinations in India. Every year, thousands plan a trip to this Indian state to feel the gorgeousness of cobalt blue waters and complementing powdery sands. For honeymooners, the destination boasts world-class serene sandy strips and spectacular sunsets. Adventure lovers are often found booking tickets aboard flights arriving in this top rated tourist-centric region in India to feel the thrill of water sports. Rafting in this state is one activity that simply hogs all the limelight when it comes to entertaining adrenaline junkies booking tickets on flights to the destination of India.

Mandovi River is widely dubbed as one of the best places to enjoy rafting in India. The fresh waters flow through Western Ghats, a World Heritage Site and are also known as Mahadayi and Mhadei. The water stretch is touted to be the largest raft stretch in Indian Peninsula. The calm surroundings of the river consist of lush green forests. The picturesque scenery of this tropical paradise is assured of giving flights of fancies of adventurers. No wonder, many adventure cravers often spend on air tickets to enjoy this activity in Goan waters.

While being a part of the 90 minutes trip, tourists would cover distance between Sonal Village and Ustern Village which is around ten kilometres. Rapids that create an urge in thrill seekers to spend on India bound flights landing in Goa are Giant Hay Stacks, Big Daddy, Y Fronts and Pipeline. Tickets for these tours can be booked online with Goa Tourism Development Corporation. Equipments are like pedals and life jackets are provided by the tour operators.