Effects of Demonetization on Tourism Industry

Here is how the demonetization move might affect your travel plans !

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In a very bold and historic move by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, all currency in denominations of INR 500 and INR 1,000 have ceased to be an illegal tender effective from the 9th of November 2016. This sudden announcement in the evening of 8th November 2016 has taken the entire nation by surprise. The demonetization move has been taken in view to curb black money, corruption and issues like circulation of fake currency and terror funding. Any big decision is bound to have its impact on several things. Below explained is a view on how the demonetization move might affect your travel plans.

For the Domestic travelers

If your in the middle of an ongoing domestic tour or are planning for one, you can be affected by the demonetization when it comes to spending on the tour. With high denomination notes of INR 500 and INR 1,000 not being accepted, your shopping list can get shorter and the hotel & taxi services might just not accept any illegal tender.

Therefore making your bookings online or using your cards or e-wallets to pay for hotels and taxis, can be an easy solution to making a successful trip.

For the Outbound travelers

Bookings through local agents, where you could have paid cash for the trip might not work out as paying for a foreign trip with notes of INR 500 and INR 1,000 would in most cases not be possible. Also currency exchange would not be that easy.

A good solution to this would be to book through the professional travel companies where you have options of a fully paid trip and payment options like cards and cheques.

For the Inbound travelers

Travelers coming to India from other countries during the months of November and December 2016 may have to face some issues due to the ongoing process of demonetization. Making payments with notes in the denomination of INR 500 and INR 1,000 would no longer be accepted at most places. Booking India tour packages online can be a good way to plan for an amazing holiday even in the midst of this entire process.

Well for all travelers, there is no need to panic. Exchanging the notes might be a little difficult up till the 24th of November but the queues for exchange of old currency might reduce later on. Though you wouldn’t want to spend time exchanging notes when you are supposed to go for relaxing or sight seeing. So plan your trips in a efficient manner and make use of digital payments and services like card payments so that you not only have a hassle free trip but can also maybe earn some cash-back!

You can keep in your notice that the Government of India has allowed certain places and institutions to accept the INR 500 and INR 1,000 notes up till the 24th of November 2016. These places include-

-Government Hospital and Chemists

-Railway ticket counters

-Airline ticket counters

-Currency exchange at international airports

-PSU run Petrol stations

-Government buss ticket counters

-Crematory and Burial grounds

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Only time will tell how this move has benefited India. With high hopes and positivity, wish you Happy Journeys. Bon Voyage!

 

 

 

 

Run Away Into the White Desert Sands at Rann Utsav

They say –  “Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuch Nahi Dekha!” and the indescribable beauty of the Rann of Kutch justifies this statement to the fullest. With the beautiful colors of the festivities of Rann Utsav and the beautiful white sands reaching out to the horizon, Kutch welcomes tourists from across the world to witness its magnificence.

Domestic tour packagesThe white desert hosts the Rann Utsav every winter to celebrate nature and heritage of the district. It starts with a Carnival exhibiting the splendor of the culture of Kutch and then hosts tourists in a well-planned tent city at Dhordo. The best time to visit the desert would be on a full moon night when the white land dances to the light of the moon with all the shimmer. To add to the beauty of the nature, traditions of the local people enlighten the Rann Utsav all the more.

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The local touch of the Rann Utsav also makes it one of its kinds. The beautiful array of performances with the local culture certainly adds to the celebration. The Rann Utsav portrays various art forms in the senses of folk music, dance and other performances. You can discover various forms of handicraft art like Rogan art, block-printing, Bandhani, metal work and other forms of arts that have been burgeoned in the land. You can also shop here!

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Rann Utsav not only caters with ethnicity, but also tickles the adventurous gut in you. You can perform various sports activities here, like Para-motoring, ATV ride and some mild adventures like camel cart excursions and golf cart rides.The Kite festival in the white desert is just picturesque and will certainly leave you awestruck! Not only that, the local food is just lip smacking and a delight to any foodie.

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Rann Utsav is a world in itself. With all the colours and celebrations, you can also spend your time here with complete peace of mind. The tent city has a special spa, meditation and yoga centre right in its periphery that will let you get connected with your inner self.

A visit to the Rann Utsav is usually clubbed with a visit to some tourist attractions in Kutch. You could visit the Kala Dungar (the black hills) and India Bridge which are really close to the tent city in Dhordo.

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Apart from these places you can also visit Dholavira, Bhuj, Mandavi in the Kutch district. If you are a bird watching enthusiast, then you could spot some rare breeds of birds in here. A very famous place for bird watching is Chhari Dhand.

When you’ll visit this picturesque land, you will realise that everything you have heard about the land is true and it is truly said “Kutch Nahi Dekha To Kuch Nahi dekha!”

Top 6 must do experiences and reasons to visit New Zealand this year

The land of kiwis has some of the best experiences to serve. Known for its impeccable beauty both on land and in the sky, New Zealand welcomes you with a great deal of enthusiasm and zeal this year. The country is a perfect blend of adventure, beauty, sports, and art.  New Zealand hosts various events round the year for you to enjoy. Some things you can do in New Zealand this year are –

1. Go Cycling! Safest place to explore by bicycle 

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New Zealand is known to have some of the best cycling routes in the world. Crankworx is a cycling festival that is considered to be among the best mountain biking festivals around the world. Apart from great cycling activities and routes, Crankworx allows you to watch some adventurous cyclists defy the laws of gravity on their bikes. It’s a must visit event this year during New Zealand Tour! Perfect weather : Maritime Climate (Sunny weather from December to April)

Best Cycle Trail in New Zealand that can’t be miss

  • The Timber Trail – Ancient forests & Thrilling suspension bridges
  • Otago Central Rail Trail – Grand landscapes
  • Hawke’s Bay Trails – Coastal, riverside & rural scenery
  • Great Taste Trail – Splendid coastal & rural scenery
  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail – Scenery sky high to sea level
  • Queen Charlotte MB Track – Ever-changing vistas & Bush camps
  • Mountains to Sea – Volcanic Tongariro National Park
  • Hauraki Rail Trail – Rural scenery & Characterful towns
  • Waikato River Trails – Lake and river views

2. Dine with some Wine:

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The kiwis are lovers of good food and wines. The best place to enjoy the most boutique wines and amazing food is Waiheke Island. You will find some of the best wineries and cellars in here. To add to the wine and food, the picturesque view and light music is always a compliment. It’s something you will not want to miss and must place to visit !

Best Dine with wine places and experiences in New Zealand

  • Waiheke Island (35 minute ferry ride from Auckland)
  • Matakana (1 hour drive from Auckland)
  • Kumeu (45 minutes drive from Auckland)
  • Central Otago (Day trip from Queensland)

3. Take the Lake Taupo challenge:

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Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand. This year, you could take the Taupo challenge and go biking around the Taupo Lake with thousands of other cycling enthusiasts. It is a 160 kilometer ride and you can also complete this ride according to your convenience. With the thrill biking, the beauty acts as the soothing element and adds to the leisure of the ride. Being the perfect amalgamation of thrill and beauty, it is an experience of a lifetime!

4. Visit the Queenstown Winter Festival:

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The Queenstown winter festival is an event of great fireworks, extravagant parties, and celebrations. Apart from this festival, Queenstown holds various festivals celebrating music, sports and much more. This winter, you can visit Queenstown to witness some beautiful fireworks, celebrations and also try your hand at skiing.

Festival Dates : 22nd June to 25th June 2017

Activities : Music, DJ’s, Street Parties, Family Fun, Night Events, Comedy Show & madness up the mountain.

5. Look at the clearest sky:

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The sky above New Zealand will leave you in an AWE! Canterbury is the ideal place to relax and gaze at the beautiful sky. If you are lucky, you will get to see the Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights. You could also visit the Mt. John observatory and take an unforgettable night sky tour. Go count the stars in the New Zealand sky this year!

6. Catch a Rugby Game:

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New Zealand is a place where sports are given great importance. Rugby is one sport which is extremely viewed and played in New Zealand. This year you can take a chance to watch a thrilling match of the All Blacks. You can check the schedule on the website of the All Blacks and try to watch a match on your visit to New Zealand!

So, what are you waiting for? Inquire today for New Zealand Tour packages and Enjoy a fun filled vacation!

10 best things of Sheraton Macao you didn’t know

MACAU! Also known as the city of Casinos, Magnificent Towers and Amazing Malls, it has truly earned its nickname as the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’. Its Cotai Strip joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, known for swanky properties, magnanimous casinos, and lavish hotels. Macau’s most majestic landmark is the ‘Macau Tower’ which is 338-m high giving magnific city views.

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Now, who won’t love to enjoy this amazing city in the most lavish way possible! And that is where Sheraton Grand Macau Hotel adds its essence to your splendid Macau visit. Sheraton is located at Sands Cotai Central which is at the center of Cotai Strip. Sheraton Grand Macau offers various facilities like outdoor swimming pools, club lounge, spas, fitness facilities and much more. Below listed are 10 things you might be unaware about Sheraton Grand Macau Hotel-

1. Sheraton Grand Macau is Starwood group’s largest hotel worldwide along with being crowned as Macau’s largest Hotel.

2. Not just 1 but it has two grand towers named the- Sky and Earth, having 3500+ guestrooms combined.

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3. It includes world cuisines ranging from Asian cuisines to Italian cuisines.

4. Its Spa and Relaxation lounges are inspired by the 5 elements of Feng Shui, with options of Swedish and Thai massage.

5. It has not just 1, not just 2; but 3 splendid swimming pools named- Sala Pool, Jaya Pool and Tiki Pool. Located on the 8th Floor, the Tiki Pool is and adult only pool which overlooks the Cotai Strip giving breathtaking views.

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6. It has a capacity of 4000+ guests in its resplendent no-pillar banquet area named Kashgar Grand Ballroom. How about an unforgettable big fat and extravagant Indian Wedding? Surely being a total once in a lifetime moment!

7. Sheraton Grand Macau leaves no stone unturned when it comes to some amazing entertainment and that is why it has various themed performances almost every hour in the lobby area.

8. Sheraton Grand Macau’s most special service is its kid’s special packages named the DreamWorks experience making a family holiday in Macau even more memorable.

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9. You can enjoy your Casino and Relaxation time at the pool, casino or couple spa suits while your kids can have a gala time doing various activities and playing different games at Sheraton Grand Macau’s special Kid’s Zone area. Sheraton makes sure your kids have equal fun as you when in Macau.

10. Sheraton Grand Macau makes sure that language should not become a barrier for its guests. And that is why Sheraton’s staff is ready to assist their guests out of the 19 languages they are fluent in.

Top 5 best Honeymoon Destination in India

Honeymoon is an important event in everybody’s life. It’s the right time to spend time with the love of your life right after tying the auspicious knot. India is a place where you will get some of the best, most romantic and spectacular destinations to experience the beauty and celebration of love.

If you are a very busy couple and it’s difficult to get time off your busy work schedule, then a honeymoon in India is something that just fits your dream to have a perfect honeymoon Vacation. Or if you have family commitments and time constraints, taking a honeymoon in India would be a perfect idea.

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Moreover, if you have had a “Big Fat Indian Wedding” and are planning to make the honeymoon a little cost effective then India will serve as the best place to be.

You deserve the best time with the love of your life and India has just the perfect destinations to compensate for an unnecessarily expensive abroad trip. India has some of the most majestic locations, some of which are very similar to the popular honeymoon destinations abroad.

Some places in India serve as the most majestic place ideal for your romantic getaway. The Top 5 places to celebrate your Honeymoon in India are as below-

1. Coorg-

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Coorg is also known as the “Scotland of India”.  The beautiful gushing falls and lush green mountains will be a soothing treat to your eyes. It is not only a treat to your eyes but can also pamper the adventurer in you and your loved one If you wish to, then you can go for river rafting or trekking. The lush green scenery and the opportunity to pamper elephants highlight the beauty of this place and will certainly make your honeymoon peaceful and memorable.

Best Resort for honeymoon in Coorg

  • Amanvana Spa Resort
  • Coorg Jungle Camp Backwater Resort
  • Parampara Resort & Spa
  • Orange County

2. Udaipur-

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 If you and your better half are nature lovers, Udaipur is the ideal place to be. The beauty of the lake patiently lying amongst lush green mountains cannot be explained in words. To add to the beauty of the Udaipur trip, you can take a joyful helicopter ride and have the time of your life. Not to forget that the beauty of the Lake Pichola and the royalties of the white city as a whole will leave you awestruck. If you are looking for a honeymoon in winter season in a place as royal and similar to Venice, Udaipur is highly recommended.

Best Honeymoon Hotels in Udaipur

  • Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa
  • The Leela Palace
  • Taj Lake Palace
  • Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace

3. Andaman and Nicobar Island-

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Andaman Nicobar has some of the most serene beaches that will certainly leave you spellbound. The Radhanagar beach is one of the most famous beaches in Andaman and you must visit Havelock Islands too. It is the ideal place to have a budgeted peaceful honeymoon away from all the hustle bustle of the mainland amongst some of the most picturesque beaches of Andaman & Nicobar. The beaches here are not any less than the white sand beaches of Australia.

Best Honeymoon resort in Andaman and Nicobar Island

  • Fortune Resort Bay Island (Port Blair)
  • Barefoot at Havelock (Havelock Island)
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort (Havelock Island)
  • Anugama Resort (Port Blair)

4.       Kerala –

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The Kovalam beach, boathouses in Alleppey, the majestic tea gardens of Munnar, the historical heritage of the Synagogue in Cochin and the beautiful creatures like the elephants in Periyar is something that justifies Kerala’s name as “God’s own country”. Kerala tour invites you with its hauntingly beautiful peace to make your honeymoon memorable. It is a heaven in itself and for nature lovers it can prove to be the best place for a honeymoon in India.

Top Honeymoon destination in Kerala

  • Munnar – Beautiful Hills and Tea Plantation
  • Alleppey – Lush Greenery & Backwaters
  • Kovalam – Lighthouse beach and Beautiful Sunset
  • Kumarakom – Lake and Bird Sanctuary

 5.       Leh Ladakh-

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If you are an adventure seeking couple, Leh Ladakh is the just the perfect place for your honeymoon. The view of the Leh city from the Shanti Stupa and the peaceful yet adventurous Pangong Tso will surely leave an impact on you. To add to the beauty and the adventure, the Buddhist monasteries spread across the district make the place rich in its own culture. The rough ride to the zenith and the picturesque view throughout is something that will make your honeymoon the most memorable.

Top Honeymoon Places to visit in Leh Ladakh

  • Pangong Lake – Famous spot for Bollywood Movies shooting
  • Tso Moriri Lake – Blue-green mountain, Calm blue water, and lush green pastures
  • Nubra valley – Sand dunes & Desert in the snowy hill
  • Shanti Stupa – Meditation and break from everyday life

So, select your destination and pack your bags for an unforgettable Indian Honeymoon !!

7 Ways How A Road Trip Can Change You Completely As A Person !!

The idea of a road-trip sound mesmerizing, doesn’t it? Doesn’t it make you excited about the whole trip, adding more thrills into the journey you are heading for? Of course!! Travelling in a train or a flight seems like a good idea, where you cut yourself off from the outer world and create a comfort zone of your own and you love to dwell in it. If this comfort zone has really fascinated you, then just for once, at least once, plan a road trip. It may be solo, with your loved one or with a bunch of friends but simply go on a road trip to a place you feel will touch your heart and at the same time give you the fun that you have been in search for. Trust me; you are surely going to return not as the old “you”.

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Below mentioned are seven reasons how a road trip can change you completely as a person. And wait! If you are reading it just for the sake of reading let me tell you that you can only experience the beauty of it through words, so once you are done reading, expectations are that a road trip would be planned soon.

1. FASCINATION TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN :

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The world is a very strange and fascinating place, you might find several things on a trip which might just make you go, “Whoa! Look at this”. A road trip gives you the freedom to simply be there and soak in the amazing thing which made you stop your vehicle.

2. A HABIT WHICH WILL HELP YOU THROUGHOUT :

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The habit of clicking pictures or taking down notes of things that you are experiencing along the trip brings a change in your daily life as well. It helps you take into observation the little things of your daily life and you start appreciating the tiny blessings of life. So try it for once!

3. THE FREEDOM TO BE YOU :

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More often than not, it really becomes important for you to get in talks with yourself, forget all that has been happening around you and spend some time with yourself. A road trip gives you that freedom. Live it!

4. BECAUSE BEING DESI FEELS GOOD TOO :

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Fond of the lovely decor and ambiance of a restaurant when you step into it? How presentable does the food look, too fascinating right? When on a road trip you get a chance to stop your vehicle and try food at the lovely dhabas. Life is much beyond the fancy restaurants.

5. WHAT IS YOUR STORY ?!

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Everyone loves stories, we have all grown up hearing stories. As much as we love hearing stories, we love sharing ours with others too. This craving to tell people your own story, well this is what a road trip gives you. A story! Of your Own!

6. SEE YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR OWN EYES :

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Let’s accept this fact that we all roam around disguised as someone, we are not the true picture of our own self everywhere. If you think it has been a really long time you haven’t seen yourself without a mask, a road trip gives you the freedom to be your own-self.

7. THE BOND THAT’S GONNA STAY FOREVER :

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Believe it or not but the bond that is created between you and your friends just strengthen ups in a road trip and the fun reaches to a whole new level. The sharing of food, fun and laughter everything doubles up when on the road. Responsibilities are shared happily when you guys are alone on the Roads. Travelling with friends is the most happening when on the roads.

These are just a few benefits of a road trip that have been summed up in mere points. You can always experience something much better and wider which will in the end change you, for all the good reasons.

Diwali – A Festival Celebrating happiness across the world

With all the lights and colours, Diwali brings happiness and love. It is the perfect occasion to enjoy at the most with your family members. It is the festival of hope, love and lights that we learn from our mythological stories. To many people’s surprise Diwali is not just limited to Indians. It is a festival that people celebrate across the world. Some countries which celebrate Diwali with great pomp and shore are:

MALAYSIA:

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Almost 8% of the Malaysian population follows the Hindu religion, thus the festival is celebrated with the Hindu rituals in the entire country. The Malaysians also celebrate Diwali with Diyas and visit temples and offer prayers. They also celebrate the homecoming of the Lord Ram in the same way as Indians do. The Malaysians do not burst firecrackers during Diwali, but the lights of the Diyas and the decorations compensate well for the fireworks.

GUYANA:

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This country in South America has been celebrating Diwali since 1853. The people here follow the Hindu calendar and also observe a holiday during Diwali. They celebrate Diwali by decorating their homes, lighting diyas and distributing sweets just like we do, but the people in Guyana also celebrate Diwali by lighting and decorating their vehicles and taking out a rally which is a delight to watch for everybody.

NEPAL:

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Diwali in Nepal is also known as Tihar. It is celebrated over the span of five days which starts from worshipping the Holy Cow and ends with rituals of sisters praying for their brother’s long life.  It is celebrated with great pomp and shore and is a festival which is awaited throughout the year.

INDONESIA:

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The name Indonesia comes from the greek words Indos which means Indian and Nesos which means Island, so literally Indonesia means Indian Island. Indonesia is quite similar to India in celebrating the spirit of Diwali. The rituals and rights that are performed in Indonesia are almost the same as India. The celebrations of Diwali in Bali are especially very famous.

MAURITIUS:

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Mauritius has 80% of its population following the Hindu religion. People in Mauritius celebrate with beautiful lamps and homemade sweets. They not only celebrate the victory of Lord Ram over Ravan, but they also celebrate the victory of Lord Krishna over Narakasura. The festival brings oneness in the people when people following other religions also join the celebrations.

BRITAIN:

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There are numerous Indians living in Britain. Of course to get rid of the feeling of being home sick, the Indians in Britain celebrate their festivals with great enthusiasm. The celebrations start with visiting the temple of Goddess Lakshmi and blowing the conch. Making sweets at home and greeting neighbours is a similar ritual that they also follow.

Diwali is not only a celebration of lights and sweets;  but it is also a celebration of the oneness in diversity. It is a celebration which brings happiness to people across the world. It is the festival of hope that the good will prevail and the dark shall go away.

Team Flamingo wishes a Happy Diwali to all of you 🙂

Enjoy your Family Vacation with Tour Packages in Australia and New Zealand

Customized travel packages present an excellent opportunity to unwind and explore all the beautiful places and fun activities the world has to offer. Opportunities to go on vacation are few for most professionals, which is why you must try and make the most of every opportunity. Diwali is one excellent opportunity to go on a family or group holiday. One perfect holiday destination for such a get-away during this time of the year is the Trans-Tasman, owing to its pleasant weather. You can break away from your traditional Diwali routine and take advantage of special Diwali tour packages to Australia and New Zealand. Flamingo Transworld Pvt. Ltd. offers  packages that give you a great opportunity to explore these countries. If you are unsure of the attractions and activities that await your arrival in Australia and New Zealand, this blog discusses what eight destinations have to offer. Read on!

Gold Coast

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Gold Coast is a paradise for beach lovers. The 52km long golden beaches serve a cocktail of sand, sun, surfing, and other activities. Gold Coast is well-known for having the best breaks for surfing, especially for beginners, making it a must visit if you love to indulge in surfing and other water activities. Besides water adventure, you can enjoy appetizing vegetarian cuisines at world-class restaurants, grab some drinks at any of the happening bars, or dance the night away at top clubs. Make sure not to miss rainforest walks, spectacular waterfalls, and sweeping views at lush subtropical hinterland – Lamington, and Springbrook National Parks.

Cairns

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Cairns is the highlight of Australian tour packages. It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites – Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Participate in 4WD treks into the Cape York Peninsula’s vast wilderness for an exhilarating experience. The city boasts a lush, carefully maintained Boardwalk, Esplanade, and Lagoon that create a picturesque view that is worth a photo shoot. Bask in the hospitality of locals and enjoy the homely feeling.

Sydney

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Sydney is one of the tourist magnets among Australian cities. The rugged Pacific coastline, beautiful harbor, and other coastal settings define your trip to the city. A ferry ride through the waters is one of the most calming activities in which you can indulge. Walls of sandstone on the coast are punctuated by arcs of golden sand that appear to be covered with bronzed bodies during summer. Diwali is the best time to buy Australia tour packages from Ahmedabad, as prominent cities such as Sydney are bustling with life. Socialize, flirt, and have fun to get a taste of the culture and recharge your batteries.

Melbourne

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Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia. The cosmopolitan city offers a perfect blend of civilizations, where Gold Rush-era architecture reflects recent history while edgy street art and sticky-carpeted band venues represent present-day charms. Enjoy lip-smacking cuisines at laneway eateries and relish open sessions at rooftop bars. The city is also home to several sports stadiums – from football, cricket, to lawn tennis. You can even enjoy car and horse racing sessions.

Auckland

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Auckland is one of the few places in the world that constantly feature on the list of must-visit destinations. The quality of life and hospitality propel the cosmopolitan city to a spot among the world’s favorite cities for lovers. Even the landscape is a blessings to Auckland. Two Harbors form a narrow isthmus marked by volcanic cones, and fertile farmland surrounds the metropolis. The ruggedly beautiful west coast surf beaches and countless islands across the Hauraki Gulf are a treat for nature and water lovers.

Rotorua

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Rotorua is home to exploding mud pools, spurting geothermal geysers, and steaming hot springs. Tourists relish visiting the sites, which is why the city is among the most visited places in New Zealand. The geothermal geysers result in sulphur-rich, asthmatic gases and an eggy odor, which give the city its other name ‘Sulphur City.’ Māori revered this place renowned to be one of the most spectacular springs as ‘Wai-O-Tapu’, meaning ‘sacred waters’. Besides natural geothermal spots, you can indulge in the culture and traditions of the Māori people.

Queenstown


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Queenstown is among places that have something to offer to everyone. The city wears its ‘Global Adventure Capital’ badge proudly, as it presents many opportunities for adrenaline junkies to indulge in lots of different crazy stuff. For instance, if you are an adventure freak, you can try jumping off a plane or bridge. As an international destination, the city features excellent tourist facilities. Even the bars and eateries are often packed with young crowds. On the other side, there’s a calming and majestic wilderness up the lake at Glenorchy. The soaring remarkable mountain range and winding coves of Lake Wakatipu that surround the city give way to some of the most beautiful views at dusk.

Christchurch

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Christchurch is a vibrant city with renowned art institutions, along with the charming Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens. The stone buildings featuring shiny architecture blend the streets and art projects with pocket gardens, giving tourist plenty of zones for calm walks amidst mesmerizing architecture and scenery. As a tourist, the crazy, chaotic, and colorful blend of cultural heritage with modern settings is quite a sight to behold. The locals will definitely add to the pleasantness of your experience in Christchurch as they treat tourists as their own people.

Wrapping Up

Travel to the Trans-Tasman region this Diwali for an experience of a lifetime. New Zealand and Australia tour packages from Ahmedabad and other cities give you access to expertly constituted travel itineraries for individuals, families, and groups, among others. Flamingo Transworld Pvt. Ltd. can assist you by creating an Australian or New Zealand tour as per your recommendations and other specifics. To know more about the package, our services, and team of expert tour guides, give us a call at +919825081806 or +917940001500. You can also fill out our contact form, and one of our sales representatives will get in touch with you, shortly.

Why do Chinese people eat Everything !?

They say – ” Chinese eat everything with four legs except tables and chairs, everything that flies except helicopters or planes and everything that swims except submarines !! “

Funny.. Isn’t it? This blog is not a question on the eating habits of Chinese people but an answer to the question popped out of curiosity for the existence of such a unique cuisine culture.

The definition of the word ‘edible’ is a little different for the Chinese people as compared to the rest of the world. Chinese people have the most absurd and bizarre food habits according to rest of the world. The cultural diversity of China is exemplified in the Chinese cuisine. With such a large and diverse population, China has various cuisines, so not all Chinese people eat bizarre things or everything.  The reason why Chinese people eat everything has roots in the history and the culture of the country.

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One of the main reason as to why the Chinese people eat everything is the large population. Due to the large population, supplying enough agrarian recourse to the entire population had been a hurdle. China has been a victim of brutal famines in the last century and thus, it is said that the Chinese people have adapted to eat any creature that is moving or anything that kept them alive.

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Some Chinese people eat the brains of some animals with a belief that “the body part of the animal that you eat helps grow or enhance that same part of the human body”. These beliefs come from ancient mythology and are still followed by certain groups of people in China.

Apart from this, Chinese people also believe in the medical benefit that they gain from eating various types of meats.

It has also been observed that in ancient China, rich people used to eat certain animals as symbol of luxury. For example; Shark fins. People in China still eat shark fins because these habits have been deep imbibed in them from their ancestors. Till date, Shark fin soups and other delicacies made of shark fins are cooked in ceremonies and celebrations of some kind.

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Although, Chinese people do not have many religious constraints, they believe in the Buddhist ideology. Thus they believe in not wasting anything and make work with anything that is available. They believe in wasting as minimum as they can and make sure that all the parts of are eaten to not waste anything. This ideology adds to their habit of eating everything.  Apart from this, many Buddhist followers in China are pure vegetarians. Many Buddhist monasteries also serve pure vegetarian food in China.

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Apart from all these above mentioned reasons, the reasons for Chinese people eating everything goes back to the time when the Chinese people were poor and dependent on agriculture. The cultivation of rice was very vivid in China and so any protein that could be accompanied with rice was eaten. Also, the industrial revolution came late in China. Due to poverty and problems of large population, the Chinese people believed in ‘eat what you get’ and so did not demand for anything that could be extravagant in those times.

It can be seen that the Chinese have different eating and culinary habits which is unlike the habits of the rest of the world. It is extremely important for us to understand that these differences are mainly due to the different culture that China possesses and cultural diversity is bound to happen. We might not want to question the morality of the Chinese people by questioning their food habits and instead accept their culture at its best.

Glimpse of the Tourism Award – Our Glory !!

Flamingo Transworld has achieved one more milestone in its journey of Travel. The nominations, voting and the results had been an exciting phase for each and every team member. Without the help and support of each one of them it would not have been possible and that is why the biggest supporting star is Our Team.

Also, the support and wishes of our customers is valued by us the most. Along with the 8 awards our most precious award has been the trust and belief shown in us by our customers. Have a glimpse of this journey below-

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