Windsor Castle : The Royal Castle of England

Windsor Castle is a royal castle at Windsor in Berkshire. Known for its notable architecture, the castle has been associated with the royal families of England and later Britain. For more than 1000 years, the castle has been used as a residence of British kings and queens. Today, it is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. There are more than 500 people working and living in the palace. Various ceremonies and state occasions are held here including visits from guests like politicians and public figures as well as Presidents and Monarchs from abroad. The State Apartments are known for their significant architecture and many treasures of the Royal collection. The collections that can be seen here are the Royal Photograph Collection, the Print Room, the Royal Archives and the Royal Library. The palace covers an area of 13 acres. St George’s Hall is 55.5m long and can seat up to 162 for a State Banquet and is the biggest room in the castle. More than 40 monarchs, including Her Majesty The Queen, have called the Castle home.

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Founded in 1348 by Edward III, St George’s Chapel which is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter is also located in the Castle. The Queen uses the castle as her private residence and spends her weekends here. She also uses the residence during Easter in the month of spring for a month, and for a week each June, when she attends the order of the Garter and the Royal Ascot. William was the king who chose the site for Windsor Castle, on the river Thames and on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground. The construction began in 1070 which was completed after 16 years. By 1110, Henry had domestic quarters within the castle. Reconstruction and improvement work of the royal apartment was carried out by Henry III. Moving on, 100 years after Henry III’s major improvement work at Windsor, Edward III added a lot more to it. By spending £50,000, the palace was converted from a military fort to a gothic palace. He wanted to have both, the state apartments for ceremonial and official purpose and the King’s own private apartments in a single residence.

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During the English Civil War, the castle was used as a prison for captured royalist officers. In 1660, when Charles II came to power, the year of the restoration of the monarchy, he appointed Hugh May to modernize the royal apartments, which became the grandest baroque state apartments in England. The gothic transformation of the castle continued after George IV succeeded to the throne in 1820. After spending £300,000, the King finally took up residence at Windsor in 1828. During Queen Victoria’s rule, she spent the larger part of every year at Windsor. The Castle was visited by sovereigns, ambassadors and ministers from all over the world and was the setting for a series of splendid state visits by foreign monarchs.

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were already living at Royal Lodge in the Windsor Great Park, and considered Windsor very much their home. The Castle survived the Second World War unscathed. However, 50 years later a fire broke out in Queen Victoria’s private chapel in November 1992. The fire spread to the roof spaces, destroying the ceilings of St George’s Hall and the Grand Reception Room, as well as engulfing the private chapel, the State Dining Room and the Crimson Drawing Room in particular. Restoration and repair work began immediately and took five years to complete.

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The oldest part of the castle is the motte on which the Round Tower sits, while, the newest part is the Lantern Lobby in the State Apartments. The oldest glazed window in the Castle dates back to 1236 which is believed to have been a wedding gift from King Henry III to his wife Eleanor of Provence. The Great Kitchen at Windsor is the oldest working kitchen in the country and has served more than 32 monarchs. In order to ensure that the food served to The Queen is never late, the clock in the Great Kitchen are always five minutes fast.

 

La Tomatina : World’s Biggest Food Fight

La Tomatina is considered to be the ‘World’s Biggest food fight’ where thousands and thousands people from all over the world participate. It is estimated that more than a hundred metric tons of over ripe tomatoes are thrown on the street. This food fight festival is held on the last Wednesday of August every year in Bunol town which is thirty eight kilometers from Valencia, Spain. Until 2013, around fifty thousand people took part in this tomato fight, overbursting the city which has a population of nine thousand. However, after 2013, the number of people taking part in the festival has been limited to twenty thousand by issuing official tickets to the participants. The town of Bunol has limited accommodation facilities for those who come to witness La Tomatino. Therefore, many of them stay in Valencia. Due to the food fight festival a lot of dirty mess ensues all over the place, the shopkeepers cover their store fronts with huge plastic sheets in order to protect them from the havoc.

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How did La Tomatina Start ?

Ever since 1945, the La Tomatina has been a strong tradition in Bunol. The exact origin of the festival is not known, however the probable speculations are that it began due to a local food fight among friends, a class war amongst juveniles, a cascade of tomatoes from bystanders at a festival display, a practical joke on a bad musician, and the lawless consequence of an accidental lorry spillage. Another favored belief is that the unhappy people of the town charged the town’s councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Whatever may be the reason, it was liked so much that it was rearranged the next year, and all years to come. During the reign of Francisco Franco, the holiday was disallowed citing reasons that it had no religious importance, but restarted in the 1970s after his death.

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La Tomatina festival starts around 11 am in the morning with lot of trucks hump the loads of tomatoes into the heart of the town known as Plaza del Pueblo. The tomatoes are procured from the region of Extremadura, where they are available at low cost. The festival officially begins only when one daring soul manages to climb to the top of a wooden pole known as Palojabon, that is greased up and is two storey’s high and has pork tied to it on the top. In actual, this exercise takes a long time and the festival begins even though no one gets to the top of the pole. The signal for the beginning of the fight is with the firing of water cannons, the festival is said to make a head start and then the real fight starts. There are no teams and every person is own their own, once the battle has begun.

After around a hour of fighting, the festival comes to an end. Once this happens, no one is allowed to throw any more tomatoes. After the end of the festival, the cleaning process of the mess starts. Water is sprayed on the streets with the help of fire trucks and water being used from a Roman aqueduct. Since the officers are busier with the cleaning of the town, the people go to the Bunol River in order to wash and cleanup themselves. Some locals may also allow the visitors by providing them water to clean up.

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  • Bottles or any hard article should not be brought along, as they can hurt other people and cause accidents.
  • Do not tear or wrest other people’s clothes.
  • While throwing the tomatoes, they must be squashed so that the impact is reduced.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the trucks and other vehicles.
  • Once the second shot is fired, throwing of tomatoes should be stopped.

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Advice for La Tomatina Celebration 

  • It is advisable to wear shoes that are closed type which can be thrown after use as wearing flip flops may hurt you or they could tear town very easily.
  • Old clothes or those that you would not reuse should be worn. The clothes are liked to get torn away or get very dirty.
  • Wearing goggles is necessary and also ensure to keep something to clean your eyes.
  • Carry a waterproof camera, if you want to capture some pictures.
  • Visitors are advised to look for and confirm their accommodation in advance due to limited availability.
  • The Palojabon is one thing that is not to be missed. It is a greased pole with pork on the top. Anyone who climbs the pole and gets the pork can keep it for himself.

The Luxurious Resorts of India

India has some of the finest luxury resorts in the world which offers world class hospitality. Experiencing the high end luxury and its hospitality in India is very expensive but at the same time value for money. Its not meant for all class of people too but Monsoon is the season which gives you the chance to enjoy and experience this kind of luxury at  a very affordable price. The mesmerizing location of the resorts, the rich delicacies to satisfy your appetite, and the warm hospitality makes your  holiday,  a perfect one.

Here we have come up with some such luxurious resorts which suits your pocket and gives you a life time experience. Welcome to a world of Grandeur & Luxury !!!!

1) The Leela Palace Udaipur –

In the year 2009, one of the most luxury resorts of India has been added into the most happening city the city of lakes. Leela Palace of Udaipur offers the world class hospitality with sheer luxury. The guests receive a warm and Royal Welcome greeted in a Rajasthani style with traditional tikka, flower shower and garland. It leaves you with a feeling of Raja Maharajas welcome in the Palace and also treated to meals in the most traditional style with a combination of luxury, providing a personal butler service, a mesmerizing view and beauty of the Pichhola lake, an unforgettable palatial experience..!!!

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2) Ananta Resorts & Spa, Udaipur –

This mesmerizing Resort is located in the City of Lakes, and covers the land of 40 Acres which offers amazing view of Monsoon Palace of Udaipur (Sajjan Garh Palace)  The Resort is placed in hills having highest peak 150 meters. Ananta offer the best services to its  guests to make them feel extremely special providing high class amenities.

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3) The Lalit Laxmi Villas Palace, Udaipur –

The Oldest palace Hotel Udaipur is located just opposite of the Fateh Sagar Lake. This palace was actually built in 1911 by Maharana Fateh Singh and then the palace was converted into a Hotel by Bharat Hotels Limited. This luxurious city palace sits on a hill top overlooking Udaipur city.

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4) Orange County –

Orange County Resorts in Coorg & Kabini has come to be known as one of the finest resorts,  famed for its world class luxury holiday experiences. Enjoy in the cool comforts of a lush 300-acre plantation paradise, the resort is perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee and spice.  Staying at this luxury resort give you worth experiences which is unforgettable. Perfect place to spend a holiday for families as well as for honeymooners.

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5) The Leela Goa –

The resort is spread around 75 lush acre  of landscape  gardens  designed  to reflect Portuguese Heritage of South Goa, It has their own 12 Hole Golf Course area. The Club – a resort within a resort at The Leela Goa offers everything from limousine airport transfers to private plunge pools, dining areas and a designated Club beach. A place where the age old Indian tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava”, meaning “Guest is God”, is a way of life. At The Leela, everyone is committed to taking guest service to reverential heights.

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6) ITC Rajputana, Jaipur –

A legendary 5 star luxury hotel of the city Jaipur,  located in the heart of the city.  This majestic property makes you feel like The Royal Rajasthani Maharaja. The interior of red brick exterior rising to different levels around Hotel and its Long corridors, Courtyards and simplified lattice work recall The Rajasthani architecture in a modern uncluttered and contemporary idiom.

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7) Devi Garh by Lebua –

One of the most luxurious Palace of India which is Situated in the Aravalli hills, the 18th century Devi Garh by lebua palace was in the village of Delwara, Udaipur. The palace is a stunning hill-top fort palace that has been fantastically restored into a sophisticated and romantic retreat.

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8) Wild Flower Hall, Shimla –

A beautiful resort in the lap of Himalayas, the wild flower resort by Oberoi, Mashobra is one  of the luxurious resort. Surrounded by pine forest and beautiful snow capped mountain views this resort gives the world class hospitality and a perfect place for relaxing and honeymooners. Come and explore and Experience this hospitality and luxury.

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9) The Leela, Kovalam –

This resort is its cliff-top setting looking out over the beaches to the far horizon. An Aesthetic Designs, Natural Greenery & Flowers and the most Traditional Kerala themed wooden structures welcome you at The Leela, Kovalam Beach Resort. A place where the age old Indian tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava”, meaning “Guest is God”, is a way of life. At The Leela, everyone is committed to taking guest service to reverential heights.

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Sentosa Island- The State Of Fun

Sentosa in Malay means “Peace & Tranquility” which is derived from Santosha in Sanskrit. The tiny city-country comprises sixty three islands in Singapore amongst them Sentosa Island is one of the most popular island. The glamour and grandeur of the island leaves one mesmerized with its various fun filled activities and shows; meant for all ages. It is visited by twenty million tourists in a year making it one of the top tourist attractions in Singapore. The island is home to various beaches; hotels with golf courses, The Merlion Statue, Resorts World Sentosa Island & Universal Studios.

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MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF SENTOSA ISLAND:             

1. CABLE CAR:

The Singapore cable car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber on the Main Island of Singapore to the Resort Island of Sentosa land. The ride above the jungle and sea will gave some amazing view and dozens of attraction points. It will give the bird’s eye view of the city skyline and the best and exciting ride.

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2. SENTOSA MONORAIL SYSTEM:

The Sentosa Monorail System was opened in 1982 & was in operation till late 2005. In 2007 this system was replaced by Sentosa Express. It is the light rail system which gave the closer fun and comfort ride of the island in less than four minutes. The monorail connects from Sentosa Island to harbor front. It has three stations: Waterfront, Imbiah & Beach station.

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3. SENTOSA LUGE & SKYRIDE:

Skyline Luge of Sentosa was opened in 2005 and first luge in Southeast Asia with two unique experiences, luge located in Sentosa, Singapore. The unique steering & braking system allows the ride as leisurely or as exciting. After the ride, sit on a four seater chairlift that takes back to the starting point.

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4. WINGS OF THE TIME:

The Wings of the Time was replaced by Songs of the Sea show in 2014. Marvelous, Mystifying & Mind boggling are the words with cross our mind when we hear about Wings of Time. Get mesmerized by the inspiring tale of courage & friendship that will leave you spell bound through their fire, water & laser effects all set in the panoramic visualizations. The show is performed in an open theatre which can easily accommodate 2500 visitors. The show operates twice every evening.

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5. UNDERWATER WORLD & DOLPHIN LAGOON:

An Oceanarium was opened in 1991. It is a living museum & has more than 2500 marine & fresh water animals from different region of the world. It has a spectacular 83 meter long tunnel that houses different fish species, star fishes, eels, sea horses, rays & much more. The UWW also has Dolphin Lagoon. It is a unique chance to experience these highly intelligent humpback Dolphins brought in from Thailand. A “Swim with the Dolphins” show is done daily to allow visitors to interact with the dolphins.

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6. SENTOSA 4D ADVENTURELAND:

It is Southeast Asia’s first 4-D theatre. There are several 4D Adventure land:

  • Extreme Log Ride
  • Desperados
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, The 4D experience
  • Green lantern: Fight against Fear

Sentosa 4D Magix presents an interactive movie experience with 4-dimensional digital effects. The seats are equipped with inbuilt speakers as well as environmental effects like water features, seat vibration, leg tickling to give you difference. Feel the wind blowing your face & water rushing your way.

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7. IFLY SINGAPORE:

It is the world’s largest themed vertical wheel tunnel. It has a flying height of 56.5 feet & 16.5 m in diameter. Before enjoying, the visitors get professional training from trainers.

The other major attractions in Sentosa Island are:

  • Butterfly & Insect Kingdom
  • Madame Tussauds Singapore
  • Sentosa Merlion
  • Tiger Sky Tower

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8. RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA:

It is an integrated resort on the island of Sentosa, off the southern coast of Singapore. The key attractions of Resorts World Sentosa are:

  • Singapore’s 2 casinos;
  • Universal Studios theme park;
  • Adventure Cove water park;
  • Marine Life Park- The largest oceanarium ;
  • Maritime Experiential Museum;

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Washington D.C – The City Of Monuments And Museums

“Washington, The District” or commonly known as “Washington, D.C.” is the capital of The United States of America. The city was founded in 1791 and named after the first President of the USA George Washington. The city is known for its heritage which includes national iconic monuments such as The Lincoln Memorial, US Monument, US Capital, White House and vast Smithsonian museums situated around National Mall. Being the capital of the USA, Washington D.C. is filled with the history of large and beautiful monuments stand tall to commemorate some of the most influential leaders this nation has been led by. It is the house of more than hundred’s of foreign embassies as well as headquarters of several International Organizations.

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Washington, D.C., is a planned city with not much of skylines which is as per law. The District is divided into 4 quadrants: Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), Southwest (SW) and the road names include quadrants to indicate their location.

The city is also famous for its Hip Hop culture, where one can enjoy the hip hop festivals in DC at different venues throughout the weekend. There is a Shakespeare theater company bazaar known for wardrobe and furniture shopping where you can buy costumes and props from its past hit shows. Nearby one can feel the romantic and acclaimed music of ‘Once’ on Sunday evening at Kennedy Center.

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The city is not about monuments and museum but also lot of indoor activities for the kids in summer. The National building museum hall is sprawling big at an amazing ten thousand square foot featuring many exciting games, drinks, food and spellbound ocean made of recycle plastics. Kids can also enjoy the night at Museum where they can explore the exhibition, watch a movie and solve a mystery.

There is nothing you would not feel visiting; however, there are some top places you should not miss while you travel to Washington DC like

  • The Capitol Building – oldest structures in capitol and home to federal legislative bodies, the House & the Senate
  • Washington Monument – At  555 feet, it is the world’s tallest stone structure
  • The White House  – Residential place of President of United States
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden – Modern art museum with more than 12,000 pieces donated by Joseph Hirshhorn.
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Kennedy Center – is divided into three theatres and five smaller venues with largest concert hall of 2400 seater.

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Washington, DC is a gorgeous place that has a lot to offer.  A diverse array of cuisines, cultures, and experiences are waiting for visitors looking to explore the capital of the USA. The place is the bridge where the glorious past is been preserved into monuments and the future shapes into reality. Just be sure to have your cameras fully charged and your walking shoes on !!!

 

The Great Wildebeest Migration – One Of The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World

Kenya is one of the first places that people think for their first wildlife safari. It is an obvious destination for people who are just starting to learn about Africa & is known as a birthplace for African Safari. A Kenyan wildlife safari is an ultimate holiday experience and a journey of a lifetime. The famous Big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffalos and Elephants), endangered species and world’s most incredible animals are available here in an open environment.

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WHAT IS MIGRATION?

Migration is a natural phenomenon which happens nowhere in the world except for Kenya. The great Migration is the movement of millions of wildebeest and zebras migrating from Serengeti, Tanzania towards Masai Mara, Kenya in search of grass and water. These two National parks result in an incredible safari and together form what no other safari in Africa can. The main migrates are around 1.7 million wildebeest, four lakh thomson gazelle, three lakh zebra and twelve thousand elands. The lions, leopards, cheetahs and other carnivores are waiting for these months with eager anticipation.

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In January to march migration begins in Serengeti as wildebeest tend to feed their calves with milk and grass rich in calcium, phosphorous and potassium. In April to May most of the grass is gone and as the Serengeti starts to dry up the herds follow the Grumeti River west. By June the Grumeti River is low, frequently leaving crocodile invaded pools at this very moment water source in the range, and both wildebeest and zebra drink just about three gallons day by day. By the approach of July the herds hasten their approach to Masai Mara.

South Africa toursMore than two million animals migrate from the Serengeti to the greener pastures of the Maasai national park in Kenya during the month of July. The migration has to cross the Mara River. Maasai Mara is the largest density of lions and other cat families. The main mass reaches the Masai Mara in the months of August to September and august is probably the best season to catch a crossing. In October to December the groups turn the corner and make a beeline for the Serengeti as the rainy season starts in Tanzania. The migration is the endless search by the animals for food and water in the rentless sequence of life and death. You can’t predict exact time around which the migration will happen as it is a natural phenomenon but it is around July to October. It mainly depends upon the weather and cycle of four seasons. Scientific facts suggest that animals follow the rains and the growth of new grass and react to thunderstorms in the distance.

WHAT IS A KENYAN WILDLIFE SAFARI?

First time travelers may have great experience staying in safari lodges, but tented camps bring you closer to the wildlife. The best way to explore the National parks is a Game Drive, a safari in a open car that usually takes place twice in a day, mornings and evenings. The location where you are staying is all-important and good professional driver-guides can make all the difference. Some of the basic and necessary things you must need are Binoculars, camera, warm clothes for early morning game drives, walking boots, a baseball-style bush hat and a head torch. A balloon safari is a very unique way of exploring Kenyan wildlife, which should not be missed on your Migration holiday.

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HOW TO PLAN YOUR KENYAN HOLIDAY DURING MIGRATION?

Ideal duration for a migration holiday should be at least four nights starting with one night in Nairobi, 2 nights in Masai Mara & ending with your last night in the Lake Naivasha region. It is always good to plan your holiday during this period at least 5-6 months in advance, as all the bookings made during this period are non refundable. A package to Kenya will start from 1 lakh Rs. Per person including flights from Mumbai & all the land arrangements. Kenyan Airways offers very good connections on the Nairobi sector from Mumbai.

Things To Do in Stockholm

1)   Vaxholm island tour and cruise

Europe tour packagesStockholm has more than thirty thousand islands. The most popular among them are Gallano, Sandhamn, Svartso, Moja, Finnhamn and Vaxholm. For the nature lovers, the island of Vaxholm is the most beautiful and developed with some striking scenery. Vaxholm is located in the heart of Stockholm archipelago, which has made it a hub for boat and cruise travel. The main sea route into Stockholm also passes through Vaxholm. The main attractions are fortress, house of museum and boats from Vaxholm which takes across the narrow channel. The cruise is passing through handsome waterfronts, national museum, lush green islands and Vaxhohlm fortress.

2)  Sigtuna town visit on way to airport

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Sigtuna is the oldest and one of the important towns in  Sweden famous as royal and commercial centre. The beautiful restaurants, shops, cafe, churches and old main street build with wooden houses in the Sigtuna town are main attractions for the tourists to visit. All year around, the town gives a different perspective and charming in its own unique way. The streets and lanes are visited by the people all around world enjoying shopping, history, culture and fine dining of this town.

3) Spend time at Gamla stan

Europe tour packages from AhmedabadGamla Stan is one of the oldest, biggest and best safeguarded medieval downtown areas in Europe, and one of the premier attractions in Stockholm, established in 1252.Gamla Stan is a place full of attractive sight seen and also popular for its churches, restaurants, cafes, handicrafts, museum and shopping. If you just take walk on the street surrounded by beautiful colorful buildings, you feel like just enter into some fairy story book. The Royal Palace in Gamla Stan is one of the largest palaces in the world and a major point of attraction.

4) Vasa Museum

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Vasa museum is a maritime museum opened in 1990 and one of the most visited places in Scandinavia with more than 1 million visitors a year. The ship Vasa is the only 17th century ship preserved in Vasa Museum and a special craftsmanship treasure. Around ninety five percent of the ship is crafted with lots of carved sculptures. There are ten exhibitions explaining the life on board the ship. There are stores for shopping and an excellent restaurant serving the delicious food. The museum does not provide only exhibition of the ship and its history, but has a great interactive section, historical maps and stories being played on various media sets in a separate large room.

5) City hall and Nobel museum visit

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Stockholm City Hall, with its 106 meter tall tower including the brilliant three crowns, is a standout among the most celebrated outlines in Stockholm. It is built from 8 million bricks and famous for its national romanticism in architectural. The City hall includes session and offices for politicians with splendid rooms and unique work of Art. From top of the hall you can also enjoy the fantastic view of the city. At the Nobel Museum gives you all the necessary information about the Nobel Price winners since 1901 and there is also a short depiction about their work.

6) Drottningholm palace visit

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Drottningholm Palace is the Sweden’s best royal palace built in 17th century, the residence of the royal family and among top three Stockholm’s World Heritage Sites. Apart from the royal residence, the palace is the popular tourist destination featuring beautiful parks, gardens, magnificent salons, palace theatre and a Chinese pavilion for visitors. During the trip to the palace, you can also enjoy the cruise with a lunch or dinner on board.

7) Cruise on the royal canals of Stockholm

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Leaving the city behind, the peaceful royal canals of Stockholm will serves you the famous historical buildings and beautiful green areas. On the canal, there are several historical buildings, museums and beautiful green areas. The fabulous view of the Stockholm horizon opens up that can only be seen from the water.

8) Walk on the Stromgatan and Gustav Adolfs Torg

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Stromgatan is a square located in the heart of Stockholm where you pass through a number of interesting historical sites and building. Walk to the Stromgatan leads to the many interesting sites like power bridges, royal opera, gustav adolf square, royal palace and fed stream of water birds in winter. Gustav Adolfs Torg is also a major and famous square in Stockholm’s city. A statue of King Gustav II Adolf stands in the centre of the square. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings such as the Opera House, the Swedish State Department and the Ministry of Defence.

9) Hop in Hop off

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Enjoy an amazing tour around the city which offers an excellent sightseeing and audio commentary providing interesting information in ten different languages. You get headphones first time you utilize your ticket. Best of everything, you can get off at whatever point you like to eat, shop or look over, then jump back on to continue heading off to any of 21 advantageous stops around the city which includes the terminal Stadsgarden and Frihamnen. The bus and boat service both operate along the island and street.

Ocean Park – Hong Kong’s Ultimate Fun Experience

Ocean Park, Hong Kong as the title states is an ultimate fun experience for the adventure lovers. It is well known for its marine mammal, oceanarium, animal theater and amusement park situated in the southern district of Hong Kong. The park was opened in 1977 by the Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose. Ocean Park houses around 80 attractions after the rise of 5.5 billion Master Redevelopment Plan. The park is world’s seventh largest Park one of the most visited tourist attraction in the world by forbes magazine. It is the first theme park to win an applause award in the international amusement park and attraction awards. This iconic park received 7.79 million visitors in 2014 making it world’s 13th most visited theme park and largest in Asia. The park is situated in the scenic valley separated by large mountain. This area can be reached either by cable car or Ocean express train.

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The theme park has wide range of attractions and rides which includes 40 rides,4 roller coasters, 2 water rides and also exhibits different themes such as giant panda, jelly fish, aquarium and as well as a dome which features more than 5000 fishes. In 1979 and 1997, Ocean Park was famous for its whale and Miss Hoi water.

Ocean Park is committed to merge entertainment and education. It is the first theme park in the world to have success in artificial insemination of dolphins. It is a Southeast Asia’s largest and newest aquarium with a massive 3-storey attraction that will house 5,000 fish from 400 species and contain the world’s biggest aquarium viewing dome. There is a show called Symbio, which is performed by dancing lights, fireworks and light music with a projector been used to explain the story.

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Ocean Park is divided into two main attraction areas: the Waterfront and the Summit, which can be further divided into eight different attractive zones: Amazing Asian Animals, Aqua City, Whiskers Harbour, Marine World, Polar Adventure, Adventure Land, Thrill Mountain and the Rainforest. There is a roller coaster called hair raiser which is the thrilling and most exciting coaster designed at the top level of the peak which focuses the ocean while the ride is on.By the end of December 2012, Ocean Park achieved a record-breaking calendar year with an annual attendance of nearly 7.5 million guests, among half of whom were from Mainland China.

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Robots into the World of Humans

A robot is a mechanical or virtual artificial agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. A new age of robotics has arrived into the world of humans & Japanese technology has many variations in it. Japan is world’s largest manufacturer and consumer of robots. About fifty percent of world’s robot are made and utilized in Japan. There are different types of robots like Humanoid Entertainment robots, Androids, Social Robots, Guard Robots and many more. Japan employs over a quarter of a million in robot making industry.  Japan estimates that number to jump over one million and expects revenue for robotics around $70 billion by 2025.

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The characteristics of robots are being enlarged as the technology has progressed. The humanoid Japanese robots abilities includes expressing, blinking or smiling emotions akin to surprise, anger and entertain. Robots that are proposed to play with youngsters generally look like animals and they make diverse sounds, move, walk and play. For example, Robot-dogs may bark or wag their tails and even play with a child.

Japanese scientists in robotics have also created the first robotic fashion model that is capable of strutting a catwalk, smiling, blinking and pouting. The most industrial robots are created by Japan, over a quarter of a million robots as an effort to reduce high labour costs and support further industrial mechanization.

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Robots are also seen as a solution to the declining birthrate and shrinking workforce, which is one of the major problems of the Japanese society. The number of workers that a robot could replace varies on the industry. A robot may do the job for different workers and can provide an answer on the nation’s declining work force and will weigh heavily on future pension and health care programs.

In 1996, Honda announced the P2 humanoid robot, after which a number of companies and institutes started to develop humanoid robots for many purposes. The Japanese company Kawasaki Robotics started the commercial production of industrial robots over 40 years ago. Totally 700,000 industrial robots were used all over the world in 1995 of which 500,000 were operated in Japan. In 2012 there were 1,235,000 and 1,500,000 industrial robots were in use. In today’s world, robots are the revolution of new generation to compete with human.

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LADAKH… A land that surprises you each moment!!!

Ladakh is a unique land of beauty including breathtaking sky, amazing landscapes, peaceful streamside and what not. There are so many distinctive colors in one frame; it is so difficult to define each shade. Light reveals a world of colors by painting everything it touches. During good weather, sunlight gives an outstanding impression on the lake water, and then appears the beautiful shades of blue which cannot be thought of. Talking about mountains and landscapes, they have their own way to inspire a soul and make it sing with the music of fresh air all around.

  1. Shantistupa, depicting peace.

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Shanti stupa is a Buddhist white-dome on a hilltop in chanspa. It has a most famous and major attraction for the tourist not only due to its religious prospective but also due to its extensive views of the beautiful surroundings. The most delightful view from Shanti Stupa is sunrise and sunset. Thus to bind yourself in the leap of peace and prosperity make your way to shanti stupa.

2. Indus River, follows you always.

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Indus river is one of the longest rivers in Asia. The upper Indus, sustained by snow and frosty melted water from the Himalayan mountains, moves through profound and beautiful valleys. The blind Indus river dolphin is rare of one of its kind and found only in the Indus river. The Indus valley civilization was the ancient civilization built around the bank of Indus river.

3. Pangong Lake, the beauty never ends.

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The distinctive property of Pangong lake is its brackish water i.e neither fresh nor saline. Various ducks and gulls over and on the lake surface can be seen in bounty. There are few types of clean and enduring herbs that develop in the swamps around the lake. It has also been the most iconic place where many bollywood movies and songs shoot.

4. On the way to Nubra Valley, the stones say it all and the greenery begins!

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It is a tri- armed valley situated toward the north east of ladakh valley. License is not obliged any longer for Indian tourist; however outside travelers still oblige the grant. It is not just scenic beauty which makes Nubra Valley attractive but also the cold desert between Diskit and Hundur and the unforgettable joyrides on the Bactrian camels.

5. Double humped camels And Sand dunes.

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The sand dunes of Nubra Valley appeared to have collected since years because of characteristic wonder. Double humped camels typically named after cricket stars are found in Ladakh and has been a major source of attraction for the tourists. Amidst the sand dunes there are stretches of sandy granules, mountains in the scenery which will give you lifelong memories.

6. Halo or nimbus… a rare optical phenomenon witnessed near Leh.

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It is an optical wonder delivered by light communicating with ice gems suspended in the air, bringing about a wide variety of white rings, circular segments and spots in the sky. As a consequence of the optical properties of the ice precious stones included, no light is reflected towards within the ring, leaving the sky noticeably darker than the sky around it.

7. Turn 1000 temple bell and one sin is forgiven.

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There is no sin too great for God to forgive and while blending you in the breathtaking beauty you can ascertain yourself that your sin can be forgotten. Just step in the holy place and turn the bells 1000 times and your one sin will be forgiven.

8. Sangam River, two beautiful differently colored rivers amalgamate. One is Zanskar and other is Indus.

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Nimmu is a beautiful valley that marks the confluence of the Indus River and Zanskar River. The Indus River drains the dry and deserted terrains of Ladakh’s landlocked valley and serves as its lifeline. Zanskar, on the other hand, is a tributary of this river and merges into it from the north-eastern direction. On its way to the meeting point, the river passes through the spectacular Zanskar Gorge, which is a dream destination for trekkers.

9.  The beauty of Ladakh on wheels

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Road trip to leh ladakh is the most thrilling adventure you ever experience in life. It involves highest motorable passes in the world and some spectacular sightseeing of mountains in Himalaya, valleys, monasteries and many more. Leh Manali Highway is the perfect road for adventurous road trip involves an amazing high mountain passes on one side and beautiful river course on other side.