Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Visit the National Museum of India in New Delhi

The National Museum of India can be found in Janpath, Delhi.

The National Museum of India, in New Delhi, boasts a wealth of exciting artefacts and paraphernalia from across the last 5,000 years of the nation's history.

It houses and maintains more than 200,000 works of art, including those by some of India's finest painters and a number from the rest of the world.

Culture vultures booking their flights to Delhi will find so much to explore in this wonderful repository of human knowledge and achievement, which is housed in a grand building in Janpath.

It also contains the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, which is today recognised as a Deemed University.

Worth a particular mention is the National Museum's Buddhist collections, which contain plenty of sacred relics from the fifth and fourth centuries BCE that were discovered at an excavation site in Piprehwa, Basti district.


More holidaymakers booking flights to Thailand

A growing number of holidaymakers from the UK are booking flights to Thailand.

A significantly higher number of people from the UK booked flights to Thailand in April this year than during the same month in 2011.

According to the latest official statistics from the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports, some 1.7 million international tourists visited the country last month.

This represented a 6.87 per cent increase over the same month a year earlier, with growth recorded in nearly every region.

However, the data involving UK visitors was particularly impressive, with 73,402 people visiting Thailand in April; representing a 47.9 per cent increase on the same month last year.

This was also enough to see the UK become Thailand's eighth biggest market – ahead of Australia and the United States.


Discover the Big 5 on safari at South Africa's Kruger National Park

South Africa's Kruger National Park is the ideal place to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat.

A trip to Kruger National Park may be ideal for those who want to get in touch with nature while on holiday in South Africa.

One of the largest game reserves in the country, it offers the chance to see the Big 5 - lions, African elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros.

The park is home to the world's largest population of white rhino, which were on the brink of being wiped out when the park was established in 1898, as well as around 2,000 lions - one of the largest concentrations in Africa.

Visitors will have the chance to see animals in their natural habitat on safari, be it by vehicle or using a less conventional mode of transport - on the back of Jabulani, an elephant that was rescued after being stuck in silt dam mud in 1997.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flights to Marrakech - popular things visit in Marrakech

Djemaa el fna square

It is amid in the center most of the Medina and accessible executions would be agitated out about it ample aboveboard in city.

In the mid afternoon hundreds of gas lamps brighten this amplitude and hundreds of stalls affairs all address of appurtenances emerge. Along ancillary the traders who ply their trade, Story-tellers, Snake charmers, Puppeteers, Acrobats, Herbalists, even Dentists all accumulate there in an anarchic but abnormally organised and absorbing way concealed anywhere abroad in the World

Moroccan cuisine can be tasted in any of the 100 or so aliment stalls which advertise accurate Moroccan food, which should be tasted in the aboriginal Moroccan way, after cutlery!

Surrounding this aboveboard are several cafes with terraces at the top confined acclaimed Moroccan excellent tea whilst at the aforementioned time alms absurd angle to the admirable comedy below, the a lot of able-bodied accepted of which is the Café de France dating aback to the 1950's.

The koutoubia mosque

Inside the Medina, the Mosque's absorbing minaret's which are 70 meters high, are allotment of the flights to Marrakech and can be apparent from other and United Kingdom. The Mosque is one of the best examples of Almohad art in the Marrakech city.

Located next to the Djemaa el Fna aboveboard it was congenital in the 12th century. This is because of the abounding book stalls that amidst it, with its archetypal architecture there is a T-shaped bulb that occupies one attic of 60 meters continued and 90 wide.

At the top of the minaret there are four aureate spheres of abbreviating size, the better getting two meters in diameter. Legend has it that originally there were 3 spheres and that the fourth was donated by one of the wives of the Sultan el-Mansur Yaqub by melting down her gold jewellery as absolution for accepting torn the Ramadan fast. We aswell acclaim demography a airing through the admirable area surrounding this monument.

Bahia palace

Bahia agency and allegedly gets its name from one of the women active there. Congenital in the backward 19th aeon with the ambition of getting the a lot of amazing alcazar anytime built, the alcazar concluded up in the easily of a above bondservant called Abu Ahmed Bou who became a Vizier and provided the alcazar with 160 rooms.

Although abandoned one third of the website can be visited, as the blow belongs to the Moroccan Royal Family, it is account acquainted the adorableness of the area and courtyards of this majestic architecture and absolutely account a appointment just for these alone.

Majorelle gardens

These were created in 1924 by a French painter called Jacques Majorelle who confused to Marrakech.He was so aggressive by the area he had created, and getting a abundant beneficiary of plants too, he got his afflatus from them for his added creations.

The company will acquisition it a actual affable activity to airing through the area and see the altered trees, plants and cactus that abide it .

Saadian tombs

Located in the Kasbah Mosque, the tombs were apparent in 1917 and are the abandoned affirmation that survive today in Marrakech from the Saadi Era that reigned Marrakech during the years 1524 and 1659. This is because the Alawite Sultan Moulay Smail absitively to abolish and abort all Said construction. However, for abhorrence of committing blasphemy he did not abort the mausoleums, admitting he bankrupt the cemetery area with a wall.

In the garden one can see added than a 100 tombs busy in assorted circuitous patterns. The one architectonics visitors should absolutely not absence is the capital catacomb alleged the Hall of Twelve Columns as it is the burying abode of its architect Ahmad al-Mansur and his family.

Ben youssef medersa

It is the better madrassa in Morocco and was completed in 1565. This jewel of Arab-Andalusian architectonics housed 900 acceptance in its 130 ascetic and tiny cells.

We acerb acclaim you to see the astronomic patio with white marble floors with a axial fountain. Take some time to sit down and ascertain that for many, abounding years this was a serene amplitude absolute for brainwork and study.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Brits staying longer in Dubai

Figures released in the past week show that so far this year, Britons are spending 20 per cent longer in Dubai than in 2011.

UK-based tourists now spend an average of four-and-a-half days in the emirate, which has been coupled with a 14 per cent rise in the number of guest nights, Breaking Travel News reported.

Although luxury hotels are still favoured by the majority of visitors, apartments and four-star accommodation have seen the biggest increases in the number of guest nights, by 37 per cent and 23 per cent year-on-year respectively.


New magazine celebrates India's adventurous side

A new magazine catered towards adventure tourists in India has hit the stands this week.

Explore was launched by Nawang Rigzin Zora, minister for tourism and culture in Jammu and Kashmir, who hopes the magazine will unlock India's potential for providing adventure holidays, the Deccan Herald reports.

He was joined at the launch by Lok Sabha member Shahnawaz Hussain, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India vice-president Ravi Singh Kalara and Indian Mountaineering Foundation president Colonel H S Chouhan.

The inaugural edition of Explore covers activities such as rafting in Zanskar, jeep safaris in Manali-Leh and camping at Pangong Tso.


70percent of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets already sold

Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit is on track for a fourth consecutive sell-out with 70 per cent of tickets for this year's Formula 1 Grand Prix already sold.

Although the race does not take place until the weekend of November 2nd to 4th, the organisers are offering a 20 per cent 'early bird' discount to F1 fans until May 31st.

Following previous successes, the organisers are confident that 2012 will be the best year yet for Formula 1 in the emirate.

“The 2012 … Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is set to be the most exciting one to date,” said Richard Cregan, chief executive officer of the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Fossil sites opening up to tourists in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board is to begin the digital documentation of fossil sites this month in a bid to boost tourism in the central state.

A wide variety of fossils, from the tiniest micro-organisms to the largest of dinosaurs, are located in the Narmada Valley and this digital documentation will help to map the prime fossil sites in the region, the Times of India reports.

Flowing from the Amarkantak hills in central India, the Narmada River cuts a course of over 800 miles to reach the Arabian Sea through the Gulf of Cambey, 19 miles west of Bharuch city.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cape Town trying to attract winter visitors

"Discover why Cape Town warms up in winter" is the message from the city's tourist board as it bids to make sure that one of the most popular destinations in Africa stays that way during the colder months.

It is hoping to do so by promoting a different view of the city besides the postcard views of Table Mountain and the sandy beaches - focusing instead on other offerings, such as the diverse range of foods and wines, adventure activities and shopping.

Key winter events this year are the Good Food and Wine Festival taking place from May 24th to 27th, Cape Town Fashion Week from July 25th to 28th and the Cape Town Marathon taking place on September 23rd.


Bangkok to host Miracle of Thai Food and Fruit Festival 2012

CentralWorld in Bangkok, one of the largest shopping centres in the world, will play host to the Miracle of Thai Food and Fruit Festival 2012.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which is running the event, is hoping to tempt tourists with over 40 booths selling products from across the country, NNT reports.

This year, the TAT is said to be anticipating a ten per cent growth in takings and hungry tourists are sure to find plenty of dishes they are willing to part with their Bahts for, as Thai dishes have been voted among the 50 most delicious in the world by CNN Go.

In its list, Tom Yam Goong was the top Thai dish in fourth, while Pad Thai was ranked fifth, Som Tam came in sixth and Massaman curry rounded out the top ten.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Air India Plans To Mitigate Passenger Inconvenience

Hit by pilot agitation, Air India is planning to roll out a sustainable contingency plan to provide hassle free air travel to the foreign tourists who book outbound and inbound flights to India with the airline.

Air India, the national carrier of India is contriving a sustainable contingency plan to mitigate the trouble faced by the flyers due to the ongoing pilot agitation that has resulted in cancellation of several international flights.

Air India, popular among travellers seeking flights to India, is going through a rough patch with pilots not reporting for duty for past few days. The contingency plan is likely to save the travellers from this inconvenience, providing them with a hassle free travel experience.

Air India's new schedule will soon be formalized and put into action, says the airline's press release. The airline is also trying to resolve its issues of scarcity of pilots for wide-bodied aircraft by seeking wet leasing options for another four to five flights.

A wet lease is an arrangement in the aviation industry in which one airline offers an aircraft, complete crew, maintenance, and insurance, (ACMI) to another airline.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Students 'more confident with studying abroad'

Students are increasingly looking to head overseas in order to go to university.

Students are increasingly looking to go to university overseas, as many are now being assured of the high standards they can expect in another country.

Tom Dyer, spokesman for The Student World, explained that young people are looking for something different when going to university and some want to try living in a foreign country as they now know they will be looked after.

Universities are getting good at the process of helping students to integrate with the other people who are already living in their new home nation.

"Most of them have pretty modern halls. If they foreign universities are going to come to the UK and target people, then chances are they are going to take on a number of students," Mr Dyer said.


Australia Fashion Week begins

Australia Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has opened in Sydney.

The most fashionable people in Australia are currently heading to Sydney as the city is hosting Australia Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Beginning today (April 30th), the event will run through to May 4th and the key events of the festival are being held at Circular Quay, within sight of the stunning Sydney Opera House and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

A number of the country's top designers and creators from around the world will be descending on the city to showcase their latest designs, with Sara Phillips, By Johnny and Jenny Kee among those who will be sending models down the catwalk.

As well as the main festival, there are a number of other side shows taking place in locations around the city.


Cape Town hosting film congress

Cape Town is set to host the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television.

Cape Town has been announced as the host of the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television (CILECT).

The South African city will play host to the international film congress between May 1st and 4th.

Supported by the South African School of Motion Pictures and Live Performance, the event will see over 160 film schools represented from around the world.

Hosting the festival is a great honour for the city, as it is the first time it has been held in South Africa in its 60-year history.

The group was founded in Cannes in 1955 with the aim of providing a way for ideas to be exchanged between its member schools.