Very Soon Dubai Is Going To Be Graced By Skypods

If you are planning a Dubai Holiday Tour anytime soon, then do not miss out on the next-gen commute system-Sky Pods. Dubai’s transport authority have made an announcement that very soon Dubai would be graced with Sky-Pods which have been designed keeping in mind the environmental concerns  and the contemporary needs of the locals and tourists.

Dubai tour packages

The very first sky-pod model will be launched in the form of Unibike which is lightweight and is fitted with steel wheels and would move on suspended rails. Each unit would be carrying 20,000 people per hour and moving at a speed of 150 km/hr. The total power efficiency of these pods is five times less compared to other vehicles running on electricity.

The second sky-pod model is the Unicar which stares at you straight out of a sci-fi movie. Unicar would be accommodating six passengers at a time for a total distance of 200 kms and would prove to be more efficient than Unibikes. Unicar would be carrying 50,000 passengers per hour.

Dubai packages

If you think this is all that the city has to offer you, then RTA is also planning to invent autonomous air-taxis in the years to come. Existing issues like carbon emissions from cars, hours spent in traffic etc would be solved once these sky-pods come into regular use.

Plan your Dubai tour packages and travel smart in the sky pods, latest metros and air-taxis.

Andaman Islands To Be Renamed After Netaji

Andaman Islands would no longer be referred as Andaman Islands and is set to be re-named after India’s famous freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. After changing Allahabad’s name to Prayagraj, this popular tourist destination is set to go under a major name change.

The three very popular and frequently visited islands like Ross Island, Havelock Island and Neil Island would be renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Swaraj Deep Island and Shaheed Deep Island. This announcement was made by PM Narendra Modi on 30th December which marks the 75th anniversary of Netaji. The change of name is indeed an ode to the country as a first territory freed from the visitors. As per the record books, Netaji hoisted the flag in Port Blair and had suggested to rename these islands during his time.

To give you a small brief, Neil Island gets its name from James George Smith Neill, a man from the British Army who was involved in killing several Indians. Ross Island gets its name from Capt. Daniel Ross who was a British Marine Surveyor while the very famous Havlock Island was named after Sir Henry Havelock, a British General involved in the killing of several Indians.

So, the next time you are planning to book your Andaman Tour Packages make sure you get the recent names right! Avail the Domestic Holiday Packages and indulge yourselves in some island hopping on one of the best islands which India boasts. Be it, Andaman or Netaji, this spectacular island would continue to draw tourists all-round the year.

Plan your Andaman tour package from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, or Delhi with Flamingo Transworld and be ready for an unforgettable holiday.

Reasons Why South Africa Should Be On The Top Of Your Bucket-list

A list of reasons that speak in length about why visiting South Africa is an incredible experience.

South Africa is surely one of the best destinations you would ever experience if you are planning a holiday anytime soon. Plan your South Africa Tour Packages with Flamingo to get some amazing deals and the best of the services on tour. Here are some of the major reasons why South Africa is a prime destination which you should consider going to on your upcoming vacation:

1. Kruger National Park:

Kruger National Park is one of the most famous safari parks in the world and is also the oldest game reserves in the country. A four hour drive away from Johannesburg, this national park gives the visitors a chance to experience the Big Five i.e. Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino apart from other wildlife creatures. If you are aware of bushman rock paintings, you can find them here. You can organize a walking safari or soar over the vast green-lands and river systems in a hot air balloon. The accommodation ranges from basic campsites to comfortable lodges.

Click here to know about the most Photogenic Attractions in South Africa

2. Breath-taking City of Cape Town:

Cape Town is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Nature surrounds this city from all four sides and Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Botanical Gardens, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront are some of the many things which you can explore when you are visiting this city. Right from beautiful sunsets to beaches and wildlife, there is something magical to this city of Cape Town.

Check out the Adventurous South African Experience.

3. The Garden Route:

The Garden Route is South Africa’s top notch natural scenery that runs for about 200 kms stretching along the Indian Ocean. This spectacular Garden Route passes through green hills, coastal towns, lakes, lagoons and coastal cliffs. There are quite a large number of adventure activities which you can experience in this route.

4. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park:

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is also known as Kalahari National Park. This park is officially declared as the first transfortier park and lies in the remote region of South Africa’s Northern Cape. Red sands, Golden grasslands, camel thorn trees, deep blue skies provide a perfect setting to this park. Kalahari Lion, many prey birds, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas are found here.

Book your South Africa Tour Packages from Mumbai with Flamingo Transworld for an incredible experience in this country.

Did You Know About A Scenic Train That Takes You On A Week-Long Adventure to Northern Lights?

If you have always been fascinated by Northern Lights and if it’s still in your bucket list of International Tours then, stop doing whatever you are and read this!

There is a special train called Aurora Train that is taking you on a eight day long journey under the Northern Lights in Alaska. This eight day journey would be a full course excursion wherein the voyage begins from Anchorage, Alaska and the travellers get some opportunity to indulge themselves into local shopping. Anchorage is famous for ice-fishing hat and enormous rabbit fur hats.

The next morning you will set out on a journey towards a small town of Talkeetna. Talkeetna is home to Denali which is the highest peak in North America. Once you are here, you also have the option to go on guided sled dog tours. Moving on, you would be visiting Fairbanks which is the state’s largest interior city and showcases mesmerizing views of the Denali National Park and Alaskan Range. You would then head towards the Northern Lights followed by a morning trip to the Chena Hot Springs which would be a complete out of the world experience.

The first pilgrimage has departed on Christmas and the package would run up to March 2019. Guess, what’s the good thing about this tour and the train journey? If you think that you aren’t ready to go back home after the expedition, you can experience the entire journey in reverse from Fairbanks to Anchorage.

If this sounds exciting then book your International Tour Package and kick-start the New Year on an amazing note.

Did you know? Istanbul’s airport covers an area larger than Manhattan

The World’s Largest Airport is in Istanbul which has six runways covering an area larger than Manhattan and that’s surely some news you would not like to miss out on, especially an airport which in itself is a tourist attraction.

The new airport came to life from 29th November 2018 and is said to be fully functional over the next decade. When completed fully, it would be taking 200 million passengers in a year and would operate 2500 flights on a daily basis. Currently, there are three terminals that are planned for Istanbul’s New Airport with the first one opening on the launch of the airport.

The architecture of this airport has been designed to impress which can be clearly seen in the architecture which reflects the rich cultural heritage of Istanbul as the design is inspired from various mosques, baths, domes and historic structures. As you land, you are going to witness an ATC tower which has been designed in the shape of a tulip which is Turkey’s national flower.

On day one, there were two runways that were operational while the third one would be coming up in the next sixteen months. There would be 143 boarding bridges across 77 gates once the first phase is live. The airport has been designed in a way that it can handle fifteen A380s in one go and would be having 500 check in counters available. There would be as many as 114 narrow body aircraft which should be able to dock in at the same time at the airport.

More than 100 brands would be present within a total area of 55,000 square meters area and more than 30,000 sq meters for food and beverages in the first phase of the airport. According to the airport operator, the airport shall provide you with a shopping mall experience. The airport has a 42 km long baggage convener belt and with the latest technology one can even know the whereabouts each bag which would be on a separate tray.

It is being said that Turkish Airlines would be the largest user of the airport and would be opening up five different lounges for their customers at the airport that would handle more than 10,000 customers at one time. Turkish Airlines started operating five flights a day from this airport since 1st November 2018.

Plan your Turkey Holiday packages with Flamingo Transworld and don’t miss out on this new airport.

World’s Highest Railway Line From New Delhi To Ladakh To Be Opened Soon

Peeps! If travelling to Ladakh has been on your mind since some time now, this news is something which would surely delight you. Indian Railways is planning to connect New Delhi with the Ladakh region through the world’s highest railway line which would be across the Indo-China border.

The Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line would be built across the Indo-China border and according to PTI reports the location survey of the first phase is already complete. This railway line is surely going to come as a boost for the tourism sector in the Ladakh region which is currently connected only by road and air. Since the roads on this route are heavily disturbed because of heavy snowfall and bad weather, the rail route is expected to solve transportation problems for tourists who love Leh tours during winters.

The estimated cost to build this 465 kms line would be Rs 83,360 crore and the project would include 74 tunnels, 124 major bridges, 396 minor bridges and 30 stations on the line. Keylong station which would be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3000 meters would be the first in India and it is being said that more than half of the train route would be covered through tunnels; the longest tunnel would be 27 kms long.

The route will be connecting some of the important locations between Bilaspur and Leh like Sundernagar, Mandi, Manali, Keylong, Koksar, Darcha, Upshi and Karu apart from some of the other important towns of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Once the line is finished the total duration of 40 hours from Delhi to Ladakh would be cut down to only twenty hours which is a major boost for all the travellers who are in the rush of time. It is said that the rail line would be having the highest road point of 5,360 metres above sea level which can Qinghai-Tibet Railway Line in China, which is at a height of approximately 2000 meters.

Five Best Places To See The Southern Lights

If you have been fancying about Northern Lights all this while and making travel goals with your best friends about how you ought to see the Northern Lights, here is something which deserves equal attention. Very much similar to Northern Lights, yet less popular, Southern Lights should be your new travel goals because of the mystic views which you would surely make you go awe-struck. Avail the International Tour Packages and head down to these countries if you wish to experience the less cliché Southern Lights:

1. Southern Georgia Island

Southern Georgia Island is regarded as one of the most southernmost islands anywhere in the world and is enveloped by ice for most part of the year. The ideal time to visit is after March, since that is the time for the Antarctic Winter. You can easily reach South Georgia Island via cruise. South Georgia Island is one of the most uninhabited lands but come March and  it looks almost like a civilization because of the Southern Lights as people from round the world come down to see this natural phenomenon which lasts until September.

2. Steward Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island in New Zealand is one of the easily accessible places if you want to experience Southern Lights. This island has a very wide range of accommodation options available even when there is a scarcity of population in this part of New-Zealand. Due to lesser population, it becomes easy for someone to find an isolated spot and experience Southern Lights. Consider going during winters when there are less day-light hours.

3. The Falkland Islands

This small group of islands lie 400 miles off the coast of Argentina and is home to some incredible beauty and wildlife in the form of penguins, elephant seals etc. The best time to visit Falkland Islands is in between April to September to see the Southern Lights. There is very less daylight which increases the chances of experiencing Southern Lights even more. There are a lot of accommodations available during that time of the year

4. Ushuala, Argentina

The reason why Ushuaia is one of the best place to see the Southern Lights is because of the fact that it is the Southernmost point of Argentina and boasts of stunning scenery which will leave you amazed. The wildlife of this region is also something you cannot miss out on. Since the city has it’s own airport, getting there would not be of any difficulty.

So get set for a unique tour to any of these destinations to experience not so common Southern Lights.

Everything You Need To Know About World’s Longest Sea Crossing Bridge In Hong Kong

The world’s longest sea crossing bridge has finally opened between Hong Kong and China after it took a total of nine years to complete this construction.

The total length of the bridge is 55 Kms and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The estimated total cost that has been incurred while building this bridge is 15.3 billion dollars.

Hong Kong Tour Packages

Apart from being the longest sea crossing bridge, this bridge has been designed in such a way that it can withstand earthquakes and typhoons. This bridge is built using 4,00,000 tonnes of steel which is more than enough to build 60 Eiffel Towers, so you can imagine what an engineering marvel this bridge is and how amazing it would be for you to drive through this bridge, if you are planning a Hong Kong Tour or Macau Tour anytime soon.

This bridge has been built as part of China’s plan to create a Greater Bay Area including Hong Kong, Macau and nine other cities in southern China as the area is home to approximately 68 million people.

Hong Kong Macau Tour Packages

Previously it used to take four hours to travel in between Hong Kong and Zhuhai but the new bridge cuts the travel time tremendously and now it would only take thirty minutes to travel in between Hong Kong and Zhuhai.

Those who wish to cross the bridge need special permits and all the vehicles also have to pay a toll. The bridge is not served by any public transport hence private shuttle buses will ply the route. There isn’t any rail link either.

There are special cameras which have been installed on this bridge which monitor certain things like if the driver is sleepy or has yawned more than three times, then the authorities are going to be alerted about the same. In order to help countering potential terror attacks, there would be 48 high definition surveillance cameras mounted at regular intervals alongside anti-terror police patrols.

Plan your Hong Kong Macau Tour Package with Flamingo and explore these destinations with surprising attractions.

Travel Hassle Free To Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia on One Visa For No Fee At All

Fellow Indians! Listen Up… If you have been making plans to visit Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia soon, here is something you need to cheer about. Recently, Malaysia has launched a multiple entry visa for Indian travelers. In a move to strengthen the relationship between India and Malaysia and to promote the tourism industry in between the two countries, Shenzhen type visa comes as a welcome blessing.

The no cost visa shall be valid for 15 days but before you plan your trip to any of these countries; it is advisable to check out the travel itinerary guides or plan your trip via Singapore Malaysia Tour Packages to ensure that your trip is well coordinated, hassle free and you get to visit all these places you have been planning to visit recently.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak was quoted saying,” History binds us together. Indian languages, culture and food are popular in Malaysia. I’m a fan of Indian films, especially after visiting Chennai. I would like more Indians to visit Malaysia and have decided on no visa fee, online application approval within 48 hours, and multiple-entry e-visa to be accorded for Indian nationals.”

Know about Southeast Asia : abode for cruise lovers. 

Fortunately, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are the countries which are quite frequently visited by Indian travelers especially during summers. In 2016 alone, around 5,40,530 Indians had arrived in Malaysia to get the better out of all the amazing wonders which the place has to offer.

Planning a perfect Singapore Malaysia Thailand tour? Read this. 

Hence, avail the Singapore Holiday Tour Packages and Singapore Malaysia Thailand Tour Packages with Flamingo Transworld as it makes for a perfect getaway to some of the most beautiful attractions which you can be a part of in these 15 days like –Petronas Twin Towers, Mount Kinabulu, Resorts World Genting, Universal Studios, Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands and more.

Five Irresistible Reasons To Travel To Australia

Check out a list of reasons on why you should ditch all the destinations and travel to Australia for a perfect vacation.

Australia is one of the continents which has too much to offer to its tourists who are coming on Australia Tour. Keeping that in mind, we advise you to avail the Australia Holiday Tour Packages and check the list of the most authentic reasons which might tempt you to plan your trip to Australia.

1. Road Trips:

Australia tour packages from Mumbai

It is said that the best way to see Australia is through road trips hence, Australia is a perfect destination for road trips where you can experience the best of the country and explore some of the hidden gems which makes the entire experience nothing less than an adventure which you would like to miss out on. While you are on your road trip, you can also carry your tents as there are some beautiful campsites which make your personalized camping experience an affair to remember.

Check out the list of best self-drive routes in Australia.

2. Wildlife And Natural Beauty:

Australia tour packages from Ahmedabad

Australia comprises of wildlife and natural beauty in abundance. As soon as you leave the city, without any doubt you will get a chance to spot some of the wildlife. The best places to see various types of Australian animals are the Great Ocean Road in Victoria for koalas, Cape Le Grand National Park to see kangaroos and Ex-mouth in Western Australia for emus – and pretty much anywhere in Tasmania, you’ll get the chance to see all sorts of crazy wildlife that would leave you spell-bound.

Check out interesting places to visit in Australia.

3. Beaches:

Australia holiday tour packages

Australia boasts of a coastline that extends up to 25,000 kms. The beaches of Australia come in all forms and kinds, however the most popular beaches of Australia include Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Islands, Bondi Beach in Sydney and Perth’s Cottesloe Beach, but there are thousands of other beaches to choose from.

4. Beautiful Climate:

Australia Holiday Packages

If you are travelling to Australia, you ought to keep in mind that there is always summer somewhere and the huge diversity in climate is what makes Australia the best place to travel to during anytime of the year. Australia has desert and rain-forest, Mediterranean and temperate climates and even ski resorts that run in the winter.

Know about Australia’s must see UNESCO sites.

5. Friendly Locals:

Australia tour packages

Australians are popular for being known as hospitable people, and generally, they live up to their stereotype. Australians are incredibly friendly and talkative and love speaking to travellers to their country. The busy backpacker scene in Australia means that there’s always someone new to meet.

Australia Group Tour Packages with Flamingo Transworld  and are surely going to make your trip to Australia a trip to remember.