Friday, August 30, 2013

A Sneak Preview of Some Sea-side Attractions in Mumbai

A glorious metropolis and a prominent financial centre of India, Mumbai depicts the multihued shades of country’s yesteryears and today. From fascinating beaches to lively museums and remarkable monuments to rocking nightlife, the city has it all and justly catches the fancy of tons of holidaymakers buying air tickets on flights for a fun-filled holiday in India. 

Mumbai has an extensive coastline that features myriads of attractions all along. Some shed lights on city’s modern-day ethos while others take one back to the bygone era. And fortunately, most of them are free attractions and leave indelible marks on one’s heart and mind. Here is a sneak preview of some most captivating among them. 

Gateway of India
The glorious monument is a symbol of British Raj in India and is a right stop to behold Mumbai’s heritage and artistic appeal. It was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V in the country and boasts a striking architectural and historical essence. It is now a popular picnic spot for Mumbaikars and also allures hordes of tourists buying tickets aboard flights headed for India’s financial capital.    

Chowpatty Beach
Impressive bay views, soul-soothing sea breeze and immense opportunities for dining and shopping make this place a big hit among holidaymakers bagging flights tickets for arriving in Mumbai. At evening, the atmosphere here becomes more like a carnival. It is because the locals as well as tourists in hordes visit the place to relish breathtaking sunset views and to grab a bite of Mumbai’s yummy street foods.

Haji Ali Mosque
Situated on an islet off the Worli Bay, this holy shrine is a popular pilgrimage site in Mumbai and is a major attraction for travellers grabbing flights tickets to discover city’s religious and cultural essence. The sheer spectacle of its awe-inspiring Islamic architecture and the blessings of the great Sufi saint Haji are some prerogatives for tourists visiting the mosque.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Top Beach Resorts in Kerala

A great deal of beach resorts have sprang up in popular Indian state of Kerala, renowned for its spectacular seaside gems, scenic backwaters, lush paddy fields, awe-inspiring culture and scrumptious food. The abundance of such accommodations often befuddles overseas explorers who book tickets aboard India flights and seek an ultimate retreat on the seashore.  Take a look at three exotic properties that can be termed as ideal in terms of location and services! 

Asokam Beach Resort, Kannur
Located on the shores of picturesque Arabian Sea, Asokam has earned Travellers' Choice Awards by TripAdvisor and shines on the itinerary of holidaymakers booking tickets aboard India flights. In close proximity to serene Payyambalam, it offers convenient location. The property features impeccably designed rooms overlooking the turquoise waters and mod cons. In addition, it mollycoddles with superlative Ayurvedic treatments capable enough to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The utmost hospitality and twenty-four hours services are added bonus for overseas explorers who reserve tickets on flights and look a rewarding holiday in India. 

Palm Tree Heritage, Varkala
Palm Tree Heritage near Odayam beach is another remarkable accommodation offering the best of coastal charm and peerless hospitality! The splendid property has everything what vacationers booking tickets aboard India flights look for an apt accommodation. It is a small yet striking abode that provides intricately designed rooms, ayurvedic massages, yoga session, epicurean restaurants and an array of amenities to take care of all needs of the guests. 

Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
It is an awe-inspiring, heritage styled backwater escape situated in Kumarakom, Kerala. The property boast sit on the fantastic shores of Vembanad Lake and cater to both honeymooners and family holidaymakers buying tickets on flights landing in India. It is first of its in kind in Kumarakom and enjoys immense popularity for unrivalled services, striking aura and quintessential splendour of Kerala.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Brief Guide to Free Attractions in Las Vegas

Las Vegas! Even the name fills one’s senses with ultimate thrills. Myriads of tourist trappings, plentiful thrilling activities and unlimited options for shopping as well as dining, the city is justly called as a hedonist’s paradise and catches fancy of tons of holidaymakers buying tickets on flights arriving in the USA. Although, budget holiday in Las Vegas may sound like an oxymoron, the city has a fine cluster of free attractions where budget-conscious tourists can enjoy their heart’s content and that too without shelling out much. Read on a few of them!  

Fountains of Bellagio
The fountains, sat in the fascinating Bellagio Lake, are simply breathtaking. The synchronisation of water, lights and music here creates a sheer spectacle that is well worth the money spent on cheap air tickets for flights arriving in the city. The fountains run throughout the day, and can shoot higher than a 20-storey building. The experience is simply gorgeous, unforgettable and best of all, free.

Mirage Volcano
Another enthralling exploration in the Sin City of the USA is the Mirage Volcano show that happens every hour between 7PM and 11PM. It is right outside a posh hotel and is one of the most popular attractions in the Strip. Lava and fireballs erupt in a very natural way. Besides, the volcano features waterfalls and pools with effects of fire and smoke. Almost every tourist booking cheap tickets on flights for a budget holiday in Las Vegas come to experience this impressive display.  

Silverton Aquarium
Watch pretty ladies-turned-mermaids swimming with exotic fishes in an 117,000-gallon reef aquarium! See them twirl, dance and doing other stunts along with 4,000 tropical fish including sharks. Visiting this aquarium is a sure-fire way to have some wonderful moments with family or friends, and literally leaves tourists gloating over their decision of booking flights tickets and holidays deals for the vibrant city of Las Vegas, USA.

Monday, August 26, 2013

What Makes Orlando an Incredible Family Destination

Family holidays in Orlando are a dream vacation for every traveller with kids. Theme parks, waterparks, dinner shows, shopping areas and beaches are just a glimpse of majesty of the magnificent city. Read on to know about the reasons that make Orlando an incredible destination for kids as well as adults.

Theme Parks 
Whether you are considering travel packages or planning to make arrangements on your own to spend holidays in Orlando, theme parks cannot be ignored. Walt Disney Resort and Universal Orlando are two of the most popular amusement parks in the city. Heart choking rides and children specific entertainment options represent a perfect example of leisure for everyone. These resorts also feature refreshing waterparks such as Blizzard Beach, Aquatica and Typhoon Lagoon. Flawless slides and revitalizing artificial attractions make the waterparks an integral part of packages to enjoy holidays in the Theme Park Capital of the World.

Shopping and Dining 
For shopping buffs, Orlando is heaven. Mall at Millenia is the most prominent arena to shop for renowned brands such as Chanel, Prada, Dior, Louis Vitton and Rolex. The mall was first arena in Central Florida where reputed anchor stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus were opened. Food lovers keep Millenia in the itinerary of travel packages especially to experience sophistication of fine dining at Chipotle Mexican Grill, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and The Cheesecake Factory.

Nature lovers never let go tour packages that allow them to experience the unspoiled scenic beauty while enjoying holidays by the beaches around Orlando. Cocoa is one of the most prominent coastal attractions in the city. The powdery sand runs for six miles and well-complementing waters offer apt conditions to enjoy kayaking and surfing. Daytona is another popular beach near Orlando. Manmade boardwalk and pier blend quite interestingly with the mesmerizing natural view. Besides snorkelling, kayaking and surfing, NASCAR racing also entices thrill and speed lovers from different parts of the world.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Qatar Airways All Set to Route Dreamliners to India

Qatar Airways’ fans expecting to grab tickets to fly aboard the sleek Boeing 787 Dreamliners now have the opportunity to realise their fantasy. The premium full service carrier has announced to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India.

The popular Middle Eastern carrier is all set to start offering tickets aboard its Boeing 787 aircraft to and from Delhi and Bangalore in India, services starting from September 1 2013. 

The aircraft have been configured to accommodate 254 custom-made seats including 22 in Business Class and 232 in Economy Class cabins. The higher number of economy class seats on the airliners will ensure that budget travellers looking for relatively cheap tickets aboard Qatar Airways’ full service flights are a happy lot.  

Industry insiders reveal that India has long been a key market for Qatar Airways and the carrier offers tickets aboard 95 passenger flights non-stop each week from 12 gateway cities to its hub in Doha. 

Presently, the carrier offers tickets on daily flights between Doha and Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Chennai and Bangalore in India along with 11 weekly flights from Cochin and double daily flights from India’s capital city - Delhi.

Those who net tickets aboard Qatar Airways’ flights departing from India will be able to connect to popular destinations such as London, New York, Montreal, Washington, Dubai, Nairobi, Paris, Frankfurt and Oslo via Doha. 

With its hub at Doha International Airport, Qatar Airways offers tickets for flights on its extensive network of destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, Africa and North America.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Singapore Airlines to Introduce Third Daily Services to Delhi

One of the premier full service carriers, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced to boost the frequency of its flights between Singapore and India’s capital, New Delhi. 

The news of the carrier strengthening its frequency between Singapore and India has certainly delighted flyers from the UK and rest of the Europe as they now have even more flexibility to grab tickets for travelling to Singapore via India. 

Presently, the carrier offers tickets on two daily flights destined for India’s capital city and it is all set to increase its daily services to India from 27 October. Furthermore, the airline is expected to deploy its sleek Boeing 777 airliners to route its third weekly service on the popular route! 

The airline endeavours to accommodate the winter rush from the Northern Winter operating season that spans from 27 October 2013 to 29 March 2014. 

From 27 October 2013, SIA and its regional arm, SilkAir will offer tickets on a total of 107 weekly flights to 11 destinations in India including Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam.

In a recent development, the carrier also announced the launch the next generation and the world’s most advanced in-flight entertainment system to date, KrisWorld on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the coming months.

Based at the Changi Airport, SIA offers tickets on international flights to Asia, North America, Australasia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sri Lanka’s Top World Heritage Sites for History Enthusiasts

Sri Lanka has always lured history aficionados from across the world! Thanks to its mesmeric remnants of past and an array of historical sites where tourists can walk down the memory lane and make the most out of their bucks spent on flights tickets and holiday deals. A few of the historical destinations in Sri Lanka have been designated as UNESCO World heritage sites. Here is a rundown to two of the prominent ones. 

Cave Temples of Dambula
The magnificent cave temple, located about 150km from Colombo, overwhelms visitors with its architectural grandeur and mesmerising murals. The largest as well as best preserved cave temple in the country, this enchanting shrine remains in the itinerary of almost every culture-enthusiast who spends on air tickets aboard Sri Lanka bound flights. One can behold a vast array of statues, inspiring paintings and various religious artefacts at this place. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, and is worth visiting for culture-lovers buying flights tickets for holidays in Sri Lanka.   

City of Sygiriya
Perched at and around a 200 meter granite rock, this fascinating city is one of the most visited historical sites in the country by those who grab tickets on flights and land here. It was built by the King Kassapa-I (477 – 495 AD), and is counted among the world’s best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A fortified palace decorated with colourful frescoes is built on the top of the rock. About halfway up the side of this rock is an enormous gateway in the form of a lion. The sloppy, ancient alleys don legendary look. Then there are resplendent rock sculptures and terraced gardens embellished by fountains and canals that add more to the charm of this erstwhile capital of King Kassapa-I. The city of Sygeria is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and catches fancy of hordes of holidaymakers buying flights tickets for historical tour in Sri Lanka.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hyderabad Marathon 2013 All Set To Rock India

The countdown has begun for the 2013 edition of one of India’s much-talked about sporting extravaganza, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. India’s City of Pearls is hosting this highly acclaimed event for the third consecutive time. Furthermore, the organizers are going all guns blazing to make the third action-packed instalment of the event an entertaining affair. All those planning to celebrate this superb sporting extravaganza have already made reservations for tickets on long-haul flights arriving in India’s City of Nizams. 

Be sure you have booked your travel tickets aboard international flights reaching the metropolis on or before 25 August 2013 to witness this grand spectacle. The event will cover numerous exciting races, including full & half marathons, corporate run and relay. The races will begin at People’s plaza on Necklace road and will end at G.M.C Balayogi stadium. However, corporate run will be held at G.M.C Balayogi stadium. 

Both luxury and budget hotels are all set to lure more and more tourists who have already spent on tickets on flights to the cultural destination with overwhelming offers. Sybarites with tickets on flights to the destination have a world of choices such as Vivanta by Taj Begumpet, Falaknuma Palace, Taj Deccan and Taj Banjara. Those with limited means may opt for Royal Reve, Kodali Guest Suite and Minerva Grand. 

The sizzling Indian summer ends by August and the weather slowly turns to become pleasantly cooler. During this time the metropolis experiences pleasantly warm days and agreeably cool nights. In fact, the timing is perfect to explore Hyderabad’s myriad tourist attractions like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Laad Baazar, Hussain Sagar Lake, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Falaknuma Palace and Chow Mohalla Palace. The glorious weather would also be conducive for activities like sailing at the Yacht Club of Hyderabad and playing golf at Hyderabad Golf Club.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Best Adventure Choices in New Zealand

The mesmerising beauty of New Zealand as showcased in numerous popular movies has been one of the key factors driving its tourism industry. But this island nation is also renowned as the leading hub for a broad range of adventure activities. Following are a list of adrenaline pumping activities that are guaranteed to leave thrill seekers gloating about their decision to purchase tickets aboard long-haul flights to reach the country.


The view from the top of this incredibly scenic destination is definitely possible if one buys the tickets to board any of the short sightseeing flights that operate at the country’s major tourist hubs. However those with a greater thirst for adventure have the alternative option of skydiving. Apart from providing an incredible adrenaline rush, the view from the top during the freefall is memorable to say the least. Leading locations for such dives include Queenstown and Lake Wanaka because of the scenic backdrop of such a jump. This is one of those activities which would be criminal to miss out on!

Bungee Jumping

New Zealand is presently classified as one the leading bungee jumping destinations globally and commercial jump services have been operating in the nation since the early 1980s. Visitors who purchase tickets onboard New Zealand flights seeking an adventurous holiday can jump off stadium roofs, rail bridges, cliff edges and much more. Preferred locations for the activity include Auckland Harbour Bridge as well as the incredible 134 feet drop at Nevis. Most assuredly an activity adventurers can ill-afford to miss out on if they are on holiday in this picturesque nation.


The sport of spelunking (caving) is slowly emerging as an ultimate adventure sport and New Zealand is a veritable hotbed for this activity. In recent years, this has been responsible for greatly increasing the number of holidaymakers booking tickets on flights terminating in New Zealand. This escapade can contain subterranean rafting (black water rafting), walks through caves that feature a surreal ambience and heart pumping rope dangles. Though the Waitomo Caves on the North Island are the most popular haunts for caving, numerous sites also abound in the South Island including Fiordland and Nelson.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tourism in Northeast India Picks up Steam

It seems that Northeast India has finally spread its wings of charms and is able to tempt vacationers to book flights tickets and plan holidays here. Media reports in India indicate that there is a significant rise in the numbers of holidaymakers, both foreign and domestic, who are visiting the beautiful and relatively unexplored region. While there has been a 20%-29% more foreign tourist arrivals in Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland, the number of domestic tourists booking flight or train tickets to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland has seen a 36%-41% increase. 

Up till recently, these north-eastern states were not the biggest of attractions for foreigners bagging tickets on flights to tour India. Even domestic vacationers weren’t too keen on reserving travel tickets for this part of India. Availability of flights and security concerns were the major reasons why this region of the country hasn’t picked up in terms of tourism unlike other Indian destinations like Goa and Kerala. 

However, there has been some work done by the government authorities in the area and resultantly there is an upward swing in the number of vacationers travelling to northeast. Even attractive travel packages are available now, which makes it even more congenial for keen explorers to get hold of seats on flights arriving in the north east. 
Experts also believe that cultural festivals and events in the north east have played their part in encouraging foreign and Indian vacationers to consider booking flights tickets for the region.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cathay Pacific Adds Maldives to its Flight Network

Flag carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific has made public its plans to launch new flights to the Maldives. This means more options to vacationers who look for tickets to fly to one of the most-sought-after holiday retreats in the world. It will be a four-times-weekly service from Hong Kong and will commence from 27 October 2013, subject to government approval.

As per the airline’s press release, flights will take off from Hong Kong for Maldives every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Flight CX601 will depart Hong Kong at 1715 and land in the Maldives at 2125. Return Flight CX602 will take off from the Maldives at 2335 and touch down at Hong Kong at 0855. 

To better serve fliers booking tickets with the airline, Cathay Pacific will be using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route. The plane will have three-class configuration with Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Long-haul Economy Class. Multiple choices will help all sorts of fliers who are looking to book flights tickets with the carrier.

Those who indeed book tickets with Cathay Pacific on the new route will be able to enjoy the operator’s wonderful in-flight services and state-of-the-art entertainment system, including on-demand video and audio in all classes of travel.

Located in the middle of Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an exceedingly popular holiday destination among keen vacationers, especially with honeymooners and adventurers.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Historical Secrets of Daman & Diu Exclusively Revealed

Picturesquely set along the shores of Arabian Sea, the Union Territory of Daman and Diu in India packs in entrancing miscellanea of ancient charmers, impregnable tombs and fortresses and imposing churches. Quite expectedly, the region tops the popularity polls amongst history lovers seeking tickets on flights arriving in India to explore country’s chequered past. 

Daman and Diu promise to take the visitors on a journey back to the times of Portuguese colonists with an exotic memorabilia of ancient stunners! From the architectural wonder of Moti Daman fort to the splendour of Fortim Do Mar, the region has enough charms to make culture aficionados proud of their decision to book tickets aboard India bound flights to the territory.

Grabbing tickets aboard flights bound for India is perhaps the best way to ensure a pleasing rendezvous with the impressive and imposing Moti Daman fort that has long been the region’s most celebrated landmark. With its fascinating history and architectural genius, this ancient wonder offers the cultural and artistic side of India’s culturally stimulating union territory. 

But it is not the only enticement the region has to offer! St. Jerome’s Fort set on the northern bank of the Damanganga River is another stunner that literally sets history lovers on a quest to find tickets onboard cheap flights arriving in the country to explore the history that dates back to Portuguese era in India.  

Culture vultures booking tickets on flights to explore the country’s motleyed past simply can’t ignore visiting the impressive Diu Fort. The fort was built by the Portuguese colonists between 1535 and 1541 and has long been immensely popular for its intricate architecture and unbeatable elegance.

But that’s not all! Panikotha-Fortim Do Mar and Naida Caves are some of the many other old world charms of the region that make visitors gloat over their decision to book tickets for India bound flights!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top 2 Lures of North Island, New Zealand

Filled to brim with fascinating tourist trappings, North Island is one of the captivating baits of New Zealand that increases the demand for tickets aboard NZ flights by leaps and demands. Global holidaymakers adore the eternal grandeur it oozes and mesmerizing landscape it boasts. No one can escape from its peerless glory melding the modern charm with natural splendour. Here’s why! 

Spellbinding would be a thoroughly insufficient adjective to describe the magnificence of Auckland. The largest city of New Zealand remains compelling stop for everyone who books tickets aboard flights and lands in the nation. Sitting on the junction of two striking harbours in the middle of fascinating beaches and bush walks, it blends modern sophistication with conventional glory. With awe-inspiring attractions, such as War Memorial Museum, Sky Tower, Auckland Art Gallery and Rainbow's End, sightseeing takes a new meaning in the city. You can also immerse into the consumerist culture and hit the splendid stamping grounds, including Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour and Britomart precinct.  

Wellington is the wonderful capital of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern side of North Island and nestles between dazzling harbour and lush hills. Honoured as “the coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet in 2011, it offers panoply of attractions and activities to travellers spending on tickets for flights arriving in New Zealand. You can relax at Oriental Bay and take delights at thrilling gambols. Then there are enthralling avenues, including Te Papa, Botanic Garden, Carter Observatory, Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience and Kapiti Island Nature Reserve for making the most of ones holidays in North Island. Besides, vacationers can also take pleasure in wide-ranging activities like mountain biking, sea-water kayaking, diving and much more.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Two-day Heritage Festival to Take Place in Lucknow, India

India has taken out yet another surprise from its Pandora’s Box for those planning to book cheap flight and accommodation packages well in advance for holidays to the country during the peak travel month of October 2013. One of the nation’s popular historic destinations, Lucknow is all set to host the Kaiserbagh Heritage Festival on October 27 and 28, 2013. 

The festival is aimed at restoring and reviving the lost heritage of Kaiserbagh, which was once a popular hub for cultural activities in the city. This two-day dazzling fiesta will feature a wide variety of music, street performances, dance and cultural programmes to engage and entertain the visitors who book travel packages for holidays to the country. In addition, those who opt to attend the event will also be able to enjoy entertaining activities like craft bazaar, sound and light show and programme on light Sufiyana music.  

Authorities are ensuring all measures to provide adequate infrastructure and security to tourists who have already booked or are planning to spend on affordable packages to enjoy the historic glimpses of this superb location during their holidays to northern India.

Full of colonial edifices and historical ruins, Lucknow has long been one of India’s popular hotspot amongst history and culture buffs from across the globe. Every year, millions of foreigners seek air travel packages to explore the historical legacy of this city in northern part of the country during their holidays.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Brisbane All Set to Host the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

Tickets aboard Australia bound flights arriving in Brisbane are particularly popular amongst those planning beach holidays. However, festival goers who have already booked their tickets on international flights destined for the city during August 2013 will be able to partake in one of nation’s most eagerly awaited extravaganzas, The Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival. 

The 2013 edition of this popular event will take place from August 25 to August 30, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The event will unfold itself as a feast of dernier cri, arts, and sheer entertainment. 

Brisbane’s myriad beaches and a string of mind-boggling attractions have long been the major draws for travellers. However, this fashion extravaganza is sure to become an inescapable excuse tempting thousands of fashionistas to look for last minute tickets deals aboard international and domestic flights bound for the city in Australia.

The latest edition of this superb fiesta is all set to showcase works by leading designers such as Lee Mathews, Akira, Easton Pearson and Ginger & Smart, Lisa Brown, Tengdahl, Sacha Draake and Maiocchi of Paddington, Gail Sorronda and Darb Couture. Alongside shows on a customized circular runway, the fest would also host a number of other events like high tea salon showings and discussion forums.

Apart from all these activities, fashionable souls who have already booked or are planning to book last minute deals for tickets on cheap flights landing in Australia may also indulge in shopping for products showcased in the event as the collection will be available on display in stores alongside the show.