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The Magic of Myanmar

The Magic of Myanmar


The landscape in Myanmar offers spectacular spots to get away from the tourist trail and get out and about in nature. From short walks and treks, kayaking, horseback riding and cycling adventures. 

Myanmar is biologically diverse with many large national parks and wetlands that are home to rare endangered animals. Activities have been inspected for the ethical treatment and protection of animals and their commitment to sustainability. 

With the aim of supporting rural and remote villages, Myanmar is embracing the concept of community based tourism. While still in its early stages, the focus is on authentic experiences and meaningful experiences interactions  between tourists and locals alike. 

Buddhism is ever present and a way of life for Myanmar people. Rites and rituals that have been performed for centuries have been kept mostly unchanged. The practice of meditation has long been associated with physical and mental well-being and is a staple in the lives of Myanmar people. Hear the teachings of Buddha on a meditation retreat and learn how to still the mind and control the breath to achieve mindfulness. 




Kayaking 

Paddle you way by kayak or ride the white water rapids. From the floating villages of Inle Lake to the glacial rivers in Kachin State, or down south to the Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar has some great rivers and lakes to explore. 

Trekking 

It’s all about the journey! Explore rural villages, diverse scenery and stunning views. The best time to trek is in the cooler months from November to March. Spend a few days trekking to villages in the remote mountain region around Kyaing Tong. The varying terrains make it ideal for adventure lovers with average level of fitness. Meet different ethnic minorities such as Akha, Lisu and Ann, each with their own distinctive customs and culture. Visit a 300 year old monastery that seems lost in time and ponder the ancient solitary Kyayin-bu tree steeped in folklore. 

Venture far beyond the lake to the less travelled area of Loikaw. It’s an epic three hour boat full of spectacular scenery. Stretch your legs at Sagar a crumbling cluster of stupas from the 16th century and try a tipple of the local moonshine. Meet the Kayan people, also known as the ‘ long neck’ tribe. The Kayan woman wrap heavy brass coils around their necks as a sign of beauty. Learn more about their fascinating culture and customs over a cup of tea and chat. 

Tamarind Village - The Village takes its name from the magnificent grove of Tamarind trees and is home to 120 households. Stay overnight in a ‘long house’ and get a peek into the daily life and rural activities. In the evening hear the folk stories told over diner by local people which have been passed down through generations. 

Horseback Riding 

Saddle up for a ride through the Shan Hills. Trot along the village tracks passing by patchwork fields and see farmers tending their crops, or, canter through the temples of Bagan. 

Glamping with dolphins 

Join the search for the rare and elusive Irrawaddy dolphin found in the river north of Mandalay. Learn how to throw the circular net and watch the unique way that the fishermen communicate with the dolphins to help catch fish. Hear folktales over dinner with a  local family and retire for the night in style in tented accommodation. 

Bird watching 

Whether  you are an amateur or professional, Myanmar is a bird watch paradise. The various wetlands and national parks are home to more than 1000 record species, including water and migratory birds. 

Turtle and Tortoise Conservation 

Myanmar is leading the way in conservation and breeding programs to rebuild dwindling turtle and tortoise populations lost to encroachment on their habitats or poached for the illegal wildlife traffic. Visit a sanctuary to see the hatchlings and lear about release programs will help support a worthy cause. 

Elephant encounter 

A wonderful hands-on experience where you will spend the day getting up close to the majestic beasts of the forest. Learn how retired logging elephants are being cared for and help out with the daily chores of feeding and bathing these magnificent animals and see local conservation project at work. 

Wine tours 

Shan State is the wine growing region of Myanmar where the cool temperate climate and fertile soil is perfect for cultivating grapes, producing a variety of wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot and Temperillos. The vines have been grown from cuttings taken from some of Europe’s best regions. Wander the vineyards and learn about the history of winemaking in Myanmar and enjoy a wine tasting lunch. 

Coffee tours 

Robusta coffee was first introduced near Mandalay by missionaries in 1885, and some 45 years later saw the first strains of Arabica to arrive. Take a walk in the plantation and learn about the growing cycle and harvest of cherries which produces some of the finest Arabica beans in Southeast Asia. Then follow your nose to the coffee roaster and experience a professional coffee tasting knowing as ‘cupping’. 

Street food tour

Eat like the locals on a walking street food tour. Some of the best food can be found at breakfast like traditional  mohinga soup and warm flat breads, washed down with sweet milky tea. In the evening smell the barbecue in the air, as skewered meats are grilled over charcoal fires.

Art Gallery Tours 

Stifled for decades by heavy handed censorship, the art scene in Myanmar is becoming widely appreciated by collectors and connoisseurs alike. With galleries popping up throughout Yangon showcasing Burmese and ethnic art in all forms and mediums. From sculpture to installation art, paintings and performance pieces, the art scene is buzzing. 

Hand- loomed textiles are part of the cultural heritage and can be found throughout the country. Each region has a unique pattern and meaning that is woven into the fabric and can be found in the designs and styles of national dress. The most sought after come from Chin State. While silk and cotton are most commonly weaved, lotus silk can be found at Inle Lake. 

E-visa  is now available through the official government website and is the easiest and most common way to obtain a visa. More the 100 nationalities can apply directly online and pay by credit card, with processing taking 3 business days. 

The official language of Myanmar is Burmese and in the tourist areas English is becoming more widely spoken. Buddhism is the predominant religion with about 87% of the population practicing, with Christian, Muslim, Hindu and tribal beliefs making up the remainder. When visiting temples and sacred sites, make sure your knees and shoulders are covered, and remove your shoes, otherwise you may be denied entry. Things don’t always go to plan, so be prepared with a smile when the internet is slow, there is no hot water, or the power is out. 

The Magic of Myanmar


The landscape in Myanmar offers spectacular spots to get away from the tourist trail and get out and about in nature. From short walks and treks, kayaking, horseback riding and cycling adventures. 

Myanmar is biologically diverse with many large national parks and wetlands that are home to rare endangered animals. Activities have been inspected for the ethical treatment and protection of animals and their commitment to sustainability. 

With the aim of supporting rural and remote villages, Myanmar is embracing the concept of community based tourism. While still in its early stages, the focus is on authentic experiences and meaningful experiences interactions  between tourists and locals alike. 

Buddhism is ever present and a way of life for Myanmar people. Rites and rituals that have been performed for centuries have been kept mostly unchanged. The practice of meditation has long been associated with physical and mental well-being and is a staple in the lives of Myanmar people. Hear the teachings of Buddha on a meditation retreat and learn how to still the mind and control the breath to achieve mindfulness. 




Kayaking 

Paddle you way by kayak or ride the white water rapids. From the floating villages of Inle Lake to the glacial rivers in Kachin State, or down south to the Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar has some great rivers and lakes to explore. 

Trekking 

It’s all about the journey! Explore rural villages, diverse scenery and stunning views. The best time to trek is in the cooler months from November to March. Spend a few days trekking to villages in the remote mountain region around Kyaing Tong. The varying terrains make it ideal for adventure lovers with average level of fitness. Meet different ethnic minorities such as Akha, Lisu and Ann, each with their own distinctive customs and culture. Visit a 300 year old monastery that seems lost in time and ponder the ancient solitary Kyayin-bu tree steeped in folklore. 

Venture far beyond the lake to the less travelled area of Loikaw. It’s an epic three hour boat full of spectacular scenery. Stretch your legs at Sagar a crumbling cluster of stupas from the 16th century and try a tipple of the local moonshine. Meet the Kayan people, also known as the ‘ long neck’ tribe. The Kayan woman wrap heavy brass coils around their necks as a sign of beauty. Learn more about their fascinating culture and customs over a cup of tea and chat. 

Tamarind Village - The Village takes its name from the magnificent grove of Tamarind trees and is home to 120 households. Stay overnight in a ‘long house’ and get a peek into the daily life and rural activities. In the evening hear the folk stories told over diner by local people which have been passed down through generations. 

Horseback Riding 

Saddle up for a ride through the Shan Hills. Trot along the village tracks passing by patchwork fields and see farmers tending their crops, or, canter through the temples of Bagan. 

Glamping with dolphins 

Join the search for the rare and elusive Irrawaddy dolphin found in the river north of Mandalay. Learn how to throw the circular net and watch the unique way that the fishermen communicate with the dolphins to help catch fish. Hear folktales over dinner with a  local family and retire for the night in style in tented accommodation. 

Bird watching 

Whether  you are an amateur or professional, Myanmar is a bird watch paradise. The various wetlands and national parks are home to more than 1000 record species, including water and migratory birds. 

Turtle and Tortoise Conservation 

Myanmar is leading the way in conservation and breeding programs to rebuild dwindling turtle and tortoise populations lost to encroachment on their habitats or poached for the illegal wildlife traffic. Visit a sanctuary to see the hatchlings and lear about release programs will help support a worthy cause. 

Elephant encounter 

A wonderful hands-on experience where you will spend the day getting up close to the majestic beasts of the forest. Learn how retired logging elephants are being cared for and help out with the daily chores of feeding and bathing these magnificent animals and see local conservation project at work. 

Wine tours 

Shan State is the wine growing region of Myanmar where the cool temperate climate and fertile soil is perfect for cultivating grapes, producing a variety of wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot and Temperillos. The vines have been grown from cuttings taken from some of Europe’s best regions. Wander the vineyards and learn about the history of winemaking in Myanmar and enjoy a wine tasting lunch. 

Coffee tours 

Robusta coffee was first introduced near Mandalay by missionaries in 1885, and some 45 years later saw the first strains of Arabica to arrive. Take a walk in the plantation and learn about the growing cycle and harvest of cherries which produces some of the finest Arabica beans in Southeast Asia. Then follow your nose to the coffee roaster and experience a professional coffee tasting knowing as ‘cupping’. 

Street food tour

Eat like the locals on a walking street food tour. Some of the best food can be found at breakfast like traditional  mohinga soup and warm flat breads, washed down with sweet milky tea. In the evening smell the barbecue in the air, as skewered meats are grilled over charcoal fires.

Art Gallery Tours 

Stifled for decades by heavy handed censorship, the art scene in Myanmar is becoming widely appreciated by collectors and connoisseurs alike. With galleries popping up throughout Yangon showcasing Burmese and ethnic art in all forms and mediums. From sculpture to installation art, paintings and performance pieces, the art scene is buzzing. 

Hand- loomed textiles are part of the cultural heritage and can be found throughout the country. Each region has a unique pattern and meaning that is woven into the fabric and can be found in the designs and styles of national dress. The most sought after come from Chin State. While silk and cotton are most commonly weaved, lotus silk can be found at Inle Lake. 

E-visa  is now available through the official government website and is the easiest and most common way to obtain a visa. More the 100 nationalities can apply directly online and pay by credit card, with processing taking 3 business days. 

The official language of Myanmar is Burmese and in the tourist areas English is becoming more widely spoken. Buddhism is the predominant religion with about 87% of the population practicing, with Christian, Muslim, Hindu and tribal beliefs making up the remainder. When visiting temples and sacred sites, make sure your knees and shoulders are covered, and remove your shoes, otherwise you may be denied entry. Things don’t always go to plan, so be prepared with a smile when the internet is slow, there is no hot water, or the power is out. 

Tuscany in winter

Tuscany in the winter

Winter time is the very best time to appreciate the history and culture of Tuscany without the crowds. If you are staying for a short break the city of Florence is a must, however it is still almost invariably cheaper and easier to fly in to Pisa than Florence airport and take the train or a cheap bus transfer into Florence (about an hour). Whilst accommodation is cheaper in Florence during the winter, it is still expensive compared to the surrounding regions. If you are staying for more than a couple of days it is better value and more fun to rent a car and a holiday home in Pisa or one of the surrounding villages. Bear in mind the evenings are longer in the winter so consider renting a home with a real fire, and well equipped kitchen where you can try out your culinary skills with fresh local ingredients.

Between November and March it rains heavily in region, although rainy days are usually punctuated with fresh clear chilly days. Check the weather forecast regularly and be prepared to be flexible with your itinerary.


Florence

The Uffizi gallery holds one of the finest collections of paintings in the world. Book well in advance online and exchange your online voucher for a ticket at a separate booth before you join the queue. Allow a day for a first time visit. A cafe is conveniently situated half way round as your feet will need a break.

The Galleria dell'Accademia houses Michelangelo's David and a collection of other paintings less grand than the Uffizi, but still impressive. Again book well in advance online and exchange your online voucher for a ticket before you get into the queue.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral is free to enter. Check the opening times online in advance (no tourist visits are permitted during mass). Take the time to appreciate the unique grand exterior before joining the short tourist queue. The interior is surprisingly plain contrasting the grand exterior. Look up as you leave for the one handed liturgical clock. If you are fortunate the organist may be playing.

In addition to the Cathedral you can visit the Dome, the Bell Tower, the Baptistery, the Crypt and the Opera Museum for a combined ticket price of Ten Euros (At the time of writing the Opera Museum is closed for refurbishment). The Bell Tower and the Dome require the visitor to climb a lot of stairs. Since all must be visited within 24 hours for the combined ticket to be valid, start early and consider packing some provisions which you can eat in the square, since restaurants around the Cathedral are mostly over priced and aimed squarely at the tourist.

Museo Galileo

The history of science museum is a worthwhile visit although likely to appeal to the more technically minded and contains a vast collection of priceless ancient technical instruments in superb condition.

Ponte Vecchio

One of the most iconic sights in Florence; take some time to view the bridge from the side before you cross and appreciate the intriguing construction of the shops, dangling over the water.

Piazzale Michelangelo

If the weather is fine an impressive view of the city is available from Michaelangelo square. The Piazza is visible from the riverside. Cross one of the many bridges and the route is signposted. The walk is steep but should be possible if undertaken slowly by all by the most unfit. At the top is a viewpoint and café. If you are on a budget take your own food since prices are steep.

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Pisa

Pisa is famous for its tower but the accompanying Cathedral is much under-rated. Whilst the outside is less glamorous than the Cathedral in Florence, is it arguably more sublime and the inside is truly spectacular. Visiting the site on a clear evening is particularly romantic since the white stone glistens in the moonlight and since the site is not a throughfare like Florence, in the evenings it is almost free of tourists.

 It is possible to visit just the Cathedral for free, but if you have a bit more time you have options to visit four other monuments: Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Sinopie Museum. You can climb the leaning tower for 18 Euros (book ahead) but you may feel that, given the price, viewing from outside is sufficient. The other monuments can be booked on a more reasonably priced combined ticket. Simply indicate at the office which monuments you wish to visit. The cemetery and the baptistery are particularly impressive.

The Jewish cemetery lies just outside the walls, a short walk from the Tower and is one of the most ancient burial grounds still in use. It is open Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

 On the other side of wall beyond the Cathedral site is a cluster of restaurants designed with tourists in mind. Unless you are truly famished, save your money for some of the excellent restaurants in the centre of Pisa, bear in mind however that most local restaurants have well defined opening hours - for lunch about 12-2 and for an evening meal from 7-10. Outside of these hours snacks are available but any meals served are likely to be aimed squarely at tourists.

Marina di Pisa

The Pisa Marina, set some distance from the town and best reached by car is deserted during the winter, although you will find one or two cafes and a restaurant on the front open at lunchtime serving local workers. On windy days the front is lashed with spectacular waves which, combined with the wide empty streets of attractive shuttered houses make it an atmospheric spot for contemplation.

Viareggio

Viareggio, Tuscany's seaside resort, holds a Carnival on diverse days in February and has a good range of clothes stores which make it worth a visit just for shopping, even in the rain. In January the sales are very aggressive and it is possible to get a bargain on quality winter wear since Italians want to look stylish even when wrapped up warm. The wide promenade is well populated even in the winter and a walk on the beach can be pleasantly bracing.

San Giuliano Terme

If the weather is truly awful, a day spent at the thermal baths between Pisa and Lucca is a good choice. You can choose from afternoon (30 euro) or evening sessions (40 euro), the afternoon sessions tend to be less crowded.

Basilica of San Piero a Grado

The church is held to be on the site where the Apostle Peter landed on his trip from Antioch to Rome and where the first altar on Italian soil was built. Numerous frescos can be seen inside. It contains a rebuilt altar to Saint Peter.

Villages

Take a drive through the villages of Buti, Calci, Cascina, Vecchiano and Vicopisano, situated a short drive from Pisa. Each has beautiful and ancient architecture. You can visit all of the villages in one or two days, but they are best seen in clear weather.

Cinque Terre

A day trip out of Pisa is the cinque terre, 5 picturesque costal villages, built into the hillside. The villages are unreachable by road – either take a train from Pisa, or park at La Spezia and take a train. It is possible to hike above the villages but only recommended in good weather. The whole area is a UNESCO world heritage site.

General tips for your trip to Tuscany in the winter:

-Check the weather reports regularly and plan inside and plan your itinerary accordingly.

-Wrap up warm and bring an umbrella

-Drink Italian thick hot chocolate which is truly superb.

-Remember that it will get dark early, so plan your evenings in advance.

-Bring a good camera

-Remember that good Italian restaurants tend to be open 12-2 and 7-10, anywhere open outside these hours is likely to be for tourists.




Tuscany in the winter

Winter time is the very best time to appreciate the history and culture of Tuscany without the crowds. If you are staying for a short break the city of Florence is a must, however it is still almost invariably cheaper and easier to fly in to Pisa than Florence airport and take the train or a cheap bus transfer into Florence (about an hour). Whilst accommodation is cheaper in Florence during the winter, it is still expensive compared to the surrounding regions. If you are staying for more than a couple of days it is better value and more fun to rent a car and a holiday home in Pisa or one of the surrounding villages. Bear in mind the evenings are longer in the winter so consider renting a home with a real fire, and well equipped kitchen where you can try out your culinary skills with fresh local ingredients.

Between November and March it rains heavily in region, although rainy days are usually punctuated with fresh clear chilly days. Check the weather forecast regularly and be prepared to be flexible with your itinerary.


Florence

The Uffizi gallery holds one of the finest collections of paintings in the world. Book well in advance online and exchange your online voucher for a ticket at a separate booth before you join the queue. Allow a day for a first time visit. A cafe is conveniently situated half way round as your feet will need a break.

The Galleria dell'Accademia houses Michelangelo's David and a collection of other paintings less grand than the Uffizi, but still impressive. Again book well in advance online and exchange your online voucher for a ticket before you get into the queue.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral is free to enter. Check the opening times online in advance (no tourist visits are permitted during mass). Take the time to appreciate the unique grand exterior before joining the short tourist queue. The interior is surprisingly plain contrasting the grand exterior. Look up as you leave for the one handed liturgical clock. If you are fortunate the organist may be playing.

In addition to the Cathedral you can visit the Dome, the Bell Tower, the Baptistery, the Crypt and the Opera Museum for a combined ticket price of Ten Euros (At the time of writing the Opera Museum is closed for refurbishment). The Bell Tower and the Dome require the visitor to climb a lot of stairs. Since all must be visited within 24 hours for the combined ticket to be valid, start early and consider packing some provisions which you can eat in the square, since restaurants around the Cathedral are mostly over priced and aimed squarely at the tourist.

Museo Galileo

The history of science museum is a worthwhile visit although likely to appeal to the more technically minded and contains a vast collection of priceless ancient technical instruments in superb condition.

Ponte Vecchio

One of the most iconic sights in Florence; take some time to view the bridge from the side before you cross and appreciate the intriguing construction of the shops, dangling over the water.

Piazzale Michelangelo

If the weather is fine an impressive view of the city is available from Michaelangelo square. The Piazza is visible from the riverside. Cross one of the many bridges and the route is signposted. The walk is steep but should be possible if undertaken slowly by all by the most unfit. At the top is a viewpoint and café. If you are on a budget take your own food since prices are steep.

Booking.com
Pisa

Pisa is famous for its tower but the accompanying Cathedral is much under-rated. Whilst the outside is less glamorous than the Cathedral in Florence, is it arguably more sublime and the inside is truly spectacular. Visiting the site on a clear evening is particularly romantic since the white stone glistens in the moonlight and since the site is not a throughfare like Florence, in the evenings it is almost free of tourists.

 It is possible to visit just the Cathedral for free, but if you have a bit more time you have options to visit four other monuments: Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Sinopie Museum. You can climb the leaning tower for 18 Euros (book ahead) but you may feel that, given the price, viewing from outside is sufficient. The other monuments can be booked on a more reasonably priced combined ticket. Simply indicate at the office which monuments you wish to visit. The cemetery and the baptistery are particularly impressive.

The Jewish cemetery lies just outside the walls, a short walk from the Tower and is one of the most ancient burial grounds still in use. It is open Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

 On the other side of wall beyond the Cathedral site is a cluster of restaurants designed with tourists in mind. Unless you are truly famished, save your money for some of the excellent restaurants in the centre of Pisa, bear in mind however that most local restaurants have well defined opening hours - for lunch about 12-2 and for an evening meal from 7-10. Outside of these hours snacks are available but any meals served are likely to be aimed squarely at tourists.

Marina di Pisa

The Pisa Marina, set some distance from the town and best reached by car is deserted during the winter, although you will find one or two cafes and a restaurant on the front open at lunchtime serving local workers. On windy days the front is lashed with spectacular waves which, combined with the wide empty streets of attractive shuttered houses make it an atmospheric spot for contemplation.

Viareggio

Viareggio, Tuscany's seaside resort, holds a Carnival on diverse days in February and has a good range of clothes stores which make it worth a visit just for shopping, even in the rain. In January the sales are very aggressive and it is possible to get a bargain on quality winter wear since Italians want to look stylish even when wrapped up warm. The wide promenade is well populated even in the winter and a walk on the beach can be pleasantly bracing.

San Giuliano Terme

If the weather is truly awful, a day spent at the thermal baths between Pisa and Lucca is a good choice. You can choose from afternoon (30 euro) or evening sessions (40 euro), the afternoon sessions tend to be less crowded.

Basilica of San Piero a Grado

The church is held to be on the site where the Apostle Peter landed on his trip from Antioch to Rome and where the first altar on Italian soil was built. Numerous frescos can be seen inside. It contains a rebuilt altar to Saint Peter.

Villages

Take a drive through the villages of Buti, Calci, Cascina, Vecchiano and Vicopisano, situated a short drive from Pisa. Each has beautiful and ancient architecture. You can visit all of the villages in one or two days, but they are best seen in clear weather.

Cinque Terre

A day trip out of Pisa is the cinque terre, 5 picturesque costal villages, built into the hillside. The villages are unreachable by road – either take a train from Pisa, or park at La Spezia and take a train. It is possible to hike above the villages but only recommended in good weather. The whole area is a UNESCO world heritage site.

General tips for your trip to Tuscany in the winter:

-Check the weather reports regularly and plan inside and plan your itinerary accordingly.

-Wrap up warm and bring an umbrella

-Drink Italian thick hot chocolate which is truly superb.

-Remember that it will get dark early, so plan your evenings in advance.

-Bring a good camera

-Remember that good Italian restaurants tend to be open 12-2 and 7-10, anywhere open outside these hours is likely to be for tourists.




Discover the Exquisite Beauty of Maine's Acadia National Park Region


Discover the Exquisite Beauty of Maine's Acadia National Park Region

Stepping onto the geologically magnificent soil of Acadia National Park is like stepping into a scenic calendar.  Each of the four seasons is equally dramatic and just as beautiful as the next.  The glacial remnants of a begotten era have left behind spectacular pink granite cliffs, mountainous scenery, sandy beach deposits and a natural fjord that splits the island in two.  The Somes Sound is actually the only known fjord on the East Coast of the U.S.  Naturally deep water in the fjord is a sailor’s dream.  They navigate back and forth up the Sound until their boats reach frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Millions of visitors come to Acadia each year, for the breathtaking scenery, plentiful outdoor activities and delicious seafood that can be found within its territory.  The state of Maine is fortunate to have Acadia as a God-given tourist attraction.  Besides the logging industry, the tourism industry is the state’s bread and butter and the National Park is one of the main reasons for the mainstay of the economy.

The majority of Acadia Nat’l Park is within Mount Desert Island.  A few islands, including Baker Island, Bar Island, Isle the hat and the small piece of the mainland at Schoodic Point make up the rest of the national park’s 47,000+ acres.  People often stop at the visitor information center on Thompson Island or one in Hulls Cove to retrieve brochures before crossing the one bridge to MDI.  Once there, they must choose to go left toward Bar Harbor or right to the quiet side of the island in Southwest and Northeast Harbor.

The town of Bar Harbor is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the State of Maine.  Many tourists flock to Bar Harbor as a base to spend the day sightseeing, whale watching, biking, kayaking or hiking throughout the island.  On the other side of MDI, one might find lobster fisherman in the quaint villa of Southwest Harbor, where Stephen King filmed the movie “Storm of the Century”.  Northeast Harbor is at the crux of the island, amid fancy homes owned by the likes of such celebrities as Martha Stewart and the Rockefeller family.

The Rockefellers have been a mainstay in the area since the affluent era of the early twentieth century.  Their family was responsible for building the well-known Carriage Roads, which can still be found throughout Acadia.  Those early horse and buggy roads have become hiking and biking trails, although many of the original stone bridges are now overgrown with tall embers.  At that time, Bar Harbor and MDI was notorious as a playground for the wealthy.  Swanky hotels were developed as influential people returned each year to its reputable lavish retreat.  A great fire in 1947 burned much of Mount Desert Island and Acadia Nat’l Park.  Many of the original buildings were lost in the inferno.

The draw of this region is not lost.  To this day, its visitor count exceeds millions of travelers each year.  Acadia has numerous points of interest for the adventurous one.  Cadillac Mountain is a highlight of the park.  At over 1,500 feet, the pink granite terrain is the first place to see the sunrise between October and March.  The 3½ mile drive to the top winds around the mountain, with breathtaking scenery and views of the Atlantic Ocean within eyesight.  Along the way, people often get sidetracked on the Park Loop Road as it takes them to other popular sights, like:  Thunder Hole; Otter Cliffs; Sieur de Monts Spring; Bubble Rock; Jordan Pond and Sand Beach.  Sand Beach is one of the few public beaches in the area for sunbathers to take a dip in the ocean.  The whole region is a haven for engagement proposals and weddings because of its romantic allure.

Just beyond the Park Loop Road, people who like to explore off-the-beaten path will run into Eagle or Echo Lake, both of which are excellent spots for canoeing and kayaking adventures.  Brave souls who like rock-climbing or rappelling can dangle from the edge of the Precipice.  For those who need less than a heart-pounding adventure, there’s many hiking trails -- like the Gorham Mountain or Great Head Trail, that offer abundant views with a seasonal bite of wild Maine blueberries, strawberries or flowering lupines.

Photographers have taken every angle possible of the Bass Harbor and Bear Island Lighthouses.  People love the Asticou, Thayer and Wild Gardens of Acadia for the same reason; for their picturesque beauty and photographic splendor when in season.

  Speaking of seasons, each of the four Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are a sight to behold in their own right.  Tourists can try horseback riding on the Carriage Trails from the Wildwood Stables or snap pictures of Long Pond as the fall foliage makes its magical debut in late September.  For those who want an exciting day trip, the CAT Ferry to Nova Scotia, Canada takes visitors every few hours to points in Canada from the dock just past the suburbs of Bar Harbor.  The region is a haven for campgrounds, bed & breakfasts and charming New England inns or hotels.

Kayak, canoe and bike rentals are available to visitors, with a choice of sea or lakes to dip into.  Courageous paddlers can maneuver between the five Porcupine Islands just off the shore of the mainland.  On any given day, spotting of an eagle, seal, sea turtle, deer or wildlife creatures will make the trip to Acadia unforgettable.

Unstable weather could change scheduled activities at any moment.  Early morning fog could burn off to sunny days or open showers.  Colorful evening sunsets could yield abundant stars at night or equally vivid sunrises in the morning.  One must always be prepared for the variable changes from hot to cold; or sunny to rainy.  Acadia National Park is a potpourri of unspoiled nature mixed with a fascinating glacial terrain.  It is for that reason that many imaginations have been stirred up by its natural beauty and mark on America as a national treasure.





Discover the Exquisite Beauty of Maine's Acadia National Park Region

Stepping onto the geologically magnificent soil of Acadia National Park is like stepping into a scenic calendar.  Each of the four seasons is equally dramatic and just as beautiful as the next.  The glacial remnants of a begotten era have left behind spectacular pink granite cliffs, mountainous scenery, sandy beach deposits and a natural fjord that splits the island in two.  The Somes Sound is actually the only known fjord on the East Coast of the U.S.  Naturally deep water in the fjord is a sailor’s dream.  They navigate back and forth up the Sound until their boats reach frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Millions of visitors come to Acadia each year, for the breathtaking scenery, plentiful outdoor activities and delicious seafood that can be found within its territory.  The state of Maine is fortunate to have Acadia as a God-given tourist attraction.  Besides the logging industry, the tourism industry is the state’s bread and butter and the National Park is one of the main reasons for the mainstay of the economy.

The majority of Acadia Nat’l Park is within Mount Desert Island.  A few islands, including Baker Island, Bar Island, Isle the hat and the small piece of the mainland at Schoodic Point make up the rest of the national park’s 47,000+ acres.  People often stop at the visitor information center on Thompson Island or one in Hulls Cove to retrieve brochures before crossing the one bridge to MDI.  Once there, they must choose to go left toward Bar Harbor or right to the quiet side of the island in Southwest and Northeast Harbor.

The town of Bar Harbor is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the State of Maine.  Many tourists flock to Bar Harbor as a base to spend the day sightseeing, whale watching, biking, kayaking or hiking throughout the island.  On the other side of MDI, one might find lobster fisherman in the quaint villa of Southwest Harbor, where Stephen King filmed the movie “Storm of the Century”.  Northeast Harbor is at the crux of the island, amid fancy homes owned by the likes of such celebrities as Martha Stewart and the Rockefeller family.

The Rockefellers have been a mainstay in the area since the affluent era of the early twentieth century.  Their family was responsible for building the well-known Carriage Roads, which can still be found throughout Acadia.  Those early horse and buggy roads have become hiking and biking trails, although many of the original stone bridges are now overgrown with tall embers.  At that time, Bar Harbor and MDI was notorious as a playground for the wealthy.  Swanky hotels were developed as influential people returned each year to its reputable lavish retreat.  A great fire in 1947 burned much of Mount Desert Island and Acadia Nat’l Park.  Many of the original buildings were lost in the inferno.

The draw of this region is not lost.  To this day, its visitor count exceeds millions of travelers each year.  Acadia has numerous points of interest for the adventurous one.  Cadillac Mountain is a highlight of the park.  At over 1,500 feet, the pink granite terrain is the first place to see the sunrise between October and March.  The 3½ mile drive to the top winds around the mountain, with breathtaking scenery and views of the Atlantic Ocean within eyesight.  Along the way, people often get sidetracked on the Park Loop Road as it takes them to other popular sights, like:  Thunder Hole; Otter Cliffs; Sieur de Monts Spring; Bubble Rock; Jordan Pond and Sand Beach.  Sand Beach is one of the few public beaches in the area for sunbathers to take a dip in the ocean.  The whole region is a haven for engagement proposals and weddings because of its romantic allure.

Just beyond the Park Loop Road, people who like to explore off-the-beaten path will run into Eagle or Echo Lake, both of which are excellent spots for canoeing and kayaking adventures.  Brave souls who like rock-climbing or rappelling can dangle from the edge of the Precipice.  For those who need less than a heart-pounding adventure, there’s many hiking trails -- like the Gorham Mountain or Great Head Trail, that offer abundant views with a seasonal bite of wild Maine blueberries, strawberries or flowering lupines.

Photographers have taken every angle possible of the Bass Harbor and Bear Island Lighthouses.  People love the Asticou, Thayer and Wild Gardens of Acadia for the same reason; for their picturesque beauty and photographic splendor when in season.

  Speaking of seasons, each of the four Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are a sight to behold in their own right.  Tourists can try horseback riding on the Carriage Trails from the Wildwood Stables or snap pictures of Long Pond as the fall foliage makes its magical debut in late September.  For those who want an exciting day trip, the CAT Ferry to Nova Scotia, Canada takes visitors every few hours to points in Canada from the dock just past the suburbs of Bar Harbor.  The region is a haven for campgrounds, bed & breakfasts and charming New England inns or hotels.

Kayak, canoe and bike rentals are available to visitors, with a choice of sea or lakes to dip into.  Courageous paddlers can maneuver between the five Porcupine Islands just off the shore of the mainland.  On any given day, spotting of an eagle, seal, sea turtle, deer or wildlife creatures will make the trip to Acadia unforgettable.

Unstable weather could change scheduled activities at any moment.  Early morning fog could burn off to sunny days or open showers.  Colorful evening sunsets could yield abundant stars at night or equally vivid sunrises in the morning.  One must always be prepared for the variable changes from hot to cold; or sunny to rainy.  Acadia National Park is a potpourri of unspoiled nature mixed with a fascinating glacial terrain.  It is for that reason that many imaginations have been stirred up by its natural beauty and mark on America as a national treasure.




A City Guide to Avignon, France

A City Guide to Avignon, France

Paris may be the first stop in the north of the country, but the beauty and grace of Avignon makes it the number one destination in the south. Avignon incorporates everything that makes the ideal holiday destination – good weather, fantastic food, numerous attractions for all ages and interests, topped off with an amazing vibrant nightlife.

Due to the rich tapestry of history and culture woven in Avignon, the city has gained an impressive and well earned reputation for being a place of style, grace and sophistication. Each century, something unique and beautiful has been added, with the end result being a city of world-class heritage and a truly exceptional atmosphere.

When you visit Avignon, you are visiting a city that has many things to see and do. Start by exploring the very walls of the city. The city walls date between 1359 and 1370 and have been a part of the city’s heritage. These massive stone ramparts were erected in order to help protect Avignon from their enemies but even in their heyday they were not the state-of-the-art defences, but they have become part of the atmosphere and heritage of the city. Head inside the very walls and explore the museums to understand more about the role Avignon played in local and national history.

The city prides itself on its love of art and culture, so visiting at least one of the several art galleries and museums is a must. Head first to the Musee Angladon where you can allow your senses to burst as you gaze on some truly outstanding artworks by Cezanne, van Gough, Degas and Manet. For those interested in archaeology and history, there are some interesting collections of artefacts from various historical periods.

The Musee Calvet is considered one of the best galleries in France, and even the building itself, an 18th century palace, is truly exceptional. Inside, allow you eyes to feast upon the Galerie des Sculptures, a collection of marble sculptures dating back to the 19th century. On the second floor, you will discover an array of fantastic paintings from Dutch and Italian artists, including Vernet and Manet.

When you have explored the beauty and emotion of artworks, the next stop is to visit the Palais des Papes. This massive Gothic palace is the largest in the world, and its striking beauty is appreciated by all who come to admire her. The palace has been the location of many celebrations, including Clement IV’s coronation in 1342, but it was originally built as a fortress to protect its people. There are guided tours around the palace and as you explore each room you are left with a sense of refinement and historical significance.

When you have finished exploring Avignon, you can explore what she has to offer you by way of culinary delights. Restaurants and cafes are found on every street; some hiding in little corners, others found in authentic palaces. However, wherever you discover your eatery, the food will certainly take you on a journey to heaven.

Visiting Avignon means you are visiting a city that takes great pride in her history, her culture and her style. Just by walking along her streets, you understand how magnificent she really is. Once you discover her beauty, you will never want to leave.

A City Guide to Avignon, France

Paris may be the first stop in the north of the country, but the beauty and grace of Avignon makes it the number one destination in the south. Avignon incorporates everything that makes the ideal holiday destination – good weather, fantastic food, numerous attractions for all ages and interests, topped off with an amazing vibrant nightlife.

Due to the rich tapestry of history and culture woven in Avignon, the city has gained an impressive and well earned reputation for being a place of style, grace and sophistication. Each century, something unique and beautiful has been added, with the end result being a city of world-class heritage and a truly exceptional atmosphere.

When you visit Avignon, you are visiting a city that has many things to see and do. Start by exploring the very walls of the city. The city walls date between 1359 and 1370 and have been a part of the city’s heritage. These massive stone ramparts were erected in order to help protect Avignon from their enemies but even in their heyday they were not the state-of-the-art defences, but they have become part of the atmosphere and heritage of the city. Head inside the very walls and explore the museums to understand more about the role Avignon played in local and national history.

The city prides itself on its love of art and culture, so visiting at least one of the several art galleries and museums is a must. Head first to the Musee Angladon where you can allow your senses to burst as you gaze on some truly outstanding artworks by Cezanne, van Gough, Degas and Manet. For those interested in archaeology and history, there are some interesting collections of artefacts from various historical periods.

The Musee Calvet is considered one of the best galleries in France, and even the building itself, an 18th century palace, is truly exceptional. Inside, allow you eyes to feast upon the Galerie des Sculptures, a collection of marble sculptures dating back to the 19th century. On the second floor, you will discover an array of fantastic paintings from Dutch and Italian artists, including Vernet and Manet.

When you have explored the beauty and emotion of artworks, the next stop is to visit the Palais des Papes. This massive Gothic palace is the largest in the world, and its striking beauty is appreciated by all who come to admire her. The palace has been the location of many celebrations, including Clement IV’s coronation in 1342, but it was originally built as a fortress to protect its people. There are guided tours around the palace and as you explore each room you are left with a sense of refinement and historical significance.

When you have finished exploring Avignon, you can explore what she has to offer you by way of culinary delights. Restaurants and cafes are found on every street; some hiding in little corners, others found in authentic palaces. However, wherever you discover your eatery, the food will certainly take you on a journey to heaven.

Visiting Avignon means you are visiting a city that takes great pride in her history, her culture and her style. Just by walking along her streets, you understand how magnificent she really is. Once you discover her beauty, you will never want to leave.

The waters of Pamukkale


This wonderful place has come about by the waters leaving its dregs on a platform which is 150m higher the the Lycos valley which is to the north of Denizli and which is approximately 4km of the south skirts of the Salpak Mountains- and forming hills there.

At the same time it being closed to the tough and cold air  currents emphasizes the importance of mineral waters. The famous travertines are caused by the waters which are a mixture of carbondioxide and calcium runing down the souther flanks.

Many mineral springs which are connected to the big fault at Buyuk Menderes Valley, are hot underground waters which come from far places. In this flat place where earlier Hierapolis used to be there were many hot water springs at different temperatures. Other then the big main spring which is now being run by a motel (in the swimming pool of this motel there are antique columns) there is another one which sprang open in the earthquake in the nineteenth century. The temperature of both spring  is about 35%C. These hot waters were very important in the antique city and through ancient sources  we learn that there also was a cult of Heracles, the God of health and hot waters.

Because there are carbondioxide compounds in the composition of the water, the water comes up above the ground, and as a result of this, the calcer, which would get separated from the carbondioxide gas, precipitates to the ground, and forms white layers and dregs on the soil. These travertines, which are white, gradually get darker due to contact with air. That is why the waters have to run constantly. The very dark parts are the areas where the waters don't flow regularly. But then again the flowing of the water in the form of small cascades has helped the nature to from fine high- relief and figures of such high art that even the work of the most talented master cannot be compared to.

To see these natural figures, to watch the playful water and the sun in the small lakes on the terraces, to appreciate travertines whilst walking up to the remnants from the Ecirli Village,  and taking a look at the green and wide valley after reaching the top, is something that gives us infinite pleasure.

To see the settling of the elements in the water  is enough to make a small experiment.  First, some oil, a bottle, a broom, and an earthen pitcher are put under the cascades; then, after waiting for two days, it can be seen that these have turned totally white. Plus, the water of Pamukkale is clear, drinkable, soft and a little bitterish.

This waters have been good for coroner disease, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. In parallel, same as the Pergamon Asklepion, where emotional illnesses were treated by inculcation, patients here were treated with water. Another speciality of this water is, that it cures skin diseases, especially allergic cases, and it is also goo in strengthening and curing eye muscles. The clergy in antique times, by the help of this water, used to create miracles. Many temples were built in order to treat people, and the priests would take care of their patients in these temples.

Not only ill people would come to the spas. Counsils, kings and philosophers too, would visit Hierapolis to have fun and to entertain themselves. The water has had many impacts on the city. The amount of visitors getting wealthier, the increase of in population, and the development of the city itself through an increase of beautiful architectural pieces. The numerous motels and spas which have been trying to serve many sick people is a very goo example to the above mentioned situation.

Pamukkale Waters

The analysis measures and the composition.









This wonderful place has come about by the waters leaving its dregs on a platform which is 150m higher the the Lycos valley which is to the north of Denizli and which is approximately 4km of the south skirts of the Salpak Mountains- and forming hills there.

At the same time it being closed to the tough and cold air  currents emphasizes the importance of mineral waters. The famous travertines are caused by the waters which are a mixture of carbondioxide and calcium runing down the souther flanks.

Many mineral springs which are connected to the big fault at Buyuk Menderes Valley, are hot underground waters which come from far places. In this flat place where earlier Hierapolis used to be there were many hot water springs at different temperatures. Other then the big main spring which is now being run by a motel (in the swimming pool of this motel there are antique columns) there is another one which sprang open in the earthquake in the nineteenth century. The temperature of both spring  is about 35%C. These hot waters were very important in the antique city and through ancient sources  we learn that there also was a cult of Heracles, the God of health and hot waters.

Because there are carbondioxide compounds in the composition of the water, the water comes up above the ground, and as a result of this, the calcer, which would get separated from the carbondioxide gas, precipitates to the ground, and forms white layers and dregs on the soil. These travertines, which are white, gradually get darker due to contact with air. That is why the waters have to run constantly. The very dark parts are the areas where the waters don't flow regularly. But then again the flowing of the water in the form of small cascades has helped the nature to from fine high- relief and figures of such high art that even the work of the most talented master cannot be compared to.

To see these natural figures, to watch the playful water and the sun in the small lakes on the terraces, to appreciate travertines whilst walking up to the remnants from the Ecirli Village,  and taking a look at the green and wide valley after reaching the top, is something that gives us infinite pleasure.

To see the settling of the elements in the water  is enough to make a small experiment.  First, some oil, a bottle, a broom, and an earthen pitcher are put under the cascades; then, after waiting for two days, it can be seen that these have turned totally white. Plus, the water of Pamukkale is clear, drinkable, soft and a little bitterish.

This waters have been good for coroner disease, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. In parallel, same as the Pergamon Asklepion, where emotional illnesses were treated by inculcation, patients here were treated with water. Another speciality of this water is, that it cures skin diseases, especially allergic cases, and it is also goo in strengthening and curing eye muscles. The clergy in antique times, by the help of this water, used to create miracles. Many temples were built in order to treat people, and the priests would take care of their patients in these temples.

Not only ill people would come to the spas. Counsils, kings and philosophers too, would visit Hierapolis to have fun and to entertain themselves. The water has had many impacts on the city. The amount of visitors getting wealthier, the increase of in population, and the development of the city itself through an increase of beautiful architectural pieces. The numerous motels and spas which have been trying to serve many sick people is a very goo example to the above mentioned situation.

Pamukkale Waters

The analysis measures and the composition.








Beautiful places of India famous for pilgrimage


Beautiful places of India famous for pilgrimage

So the summer has already arrived we all start planning to visit some cool places to chill out with our family, friends and loved ones. There are many of us who cannot leave their places for a summer trip either because of Job or any other reasons. Here is a place in Pune where you can feel the Shikara Rides of Dal Lake, Kashmir and Kayaking in Rishikesh without going away and traveling miles. You can experience the thrill all at one place within the city at Bluebay Water Sports.

Bluebay Water sport is one of its kind sports and play zone based within the city. This summer, refresh yourself with the action packed adventure only at Bluebay water sports. The adventurous sports activities at Bluebay water sports includes jet skiing, paddle boating, Pontoon Boat, kayaking, etc. If you are a water and adventure enthusiasts then this place is not going to disappoint you in any manner.

Sri Gangotri Yatra Tour


Chardham Yatra is the dream of various Hindus. The ultimate peace of mind can be achieved by the Chardham Yatra and you will feel as you have got the blessings of God. Then what are you thinking for? Get ready to enjoy the most convenient and economical Chardham Yatra tour. The shrine of Gangotri is situated on the altitude of 3200 meters. This is one of the most important pilgrimages of the Hindus and everyone wish to come here at least once.

The important temple that is visited by thousands of followers was constructed by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. It is believed that the holy river Ganga had first descended here from the heaven and hence, this place is given much more importance by the Hindus. The river Ganga came on the earth due to the prayers of king Bhagirath.

It is said that the speed of Ganga was so fast that no one in the world could tolerate it and hence, the lord Shiva received her into his matted locks and break the great force of her fall. Then Ganga emerged into stream from her matted lock and the place form where the holy river emerged is known as Gangotri. It is also called Bhagirathi. You can get a chance to see various ashrams located on the sides of Bhagirathi. With your services, you can make your dreams into reality and get a chance to visit this sacred place.

Sri Kedarnath Yatra Tour


Kedarnath Chardham Yatra is another sacred place for Hindus. The majestic Himalaya has al lot to offer to Uttaranchal. This part of Himalaya which falls in India offers amazing spiritual experience to the Indians. Its magic is not only limited till India but has also spread to the other places outside India. People from foreign countries come here to visit the pilgrimage offered by the Himalaya.

The holy peaks of Himalaya holds four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji. These are collectively known as the Chardham. Saints and pilgrims used to come to this place in search of divine. They used to walk here and this is described in the Hindu scriptures and the place was known as Kedarkhand.

It is believed that undertaking the journey to these four most famous sacred places not washes all the sins but also make you free from the cycle of birth and death. The honor offered by the place is not surprising if the scriptures are to be believed.

You can fulfill your dreams of pilgrimage with the economic services provided by us. We not only take you to the place but also guide you all the way making you more familiar with the place.

Sri Badrinath Yatra Tour


Badrinath is another sacred place of Hindus that comes under the Chardham Yatra with MyTempoTraveller.com The location of Badrinath is awesome. It is located in the lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat and the towering Neelkanth peak makes the background. We also call it the Vishal Badri means the largest among the Badris. It is revered by all the tribute to Lord Vishnu and hence, this place has special importance.

Badrinath is considered most pious among the four pilgrimages like Badrikashram (Badrinath temple) in the north, Rameshwaram in the south, Dwarkapuri in the west and Jagannath Puri in the east. People believe that Adi Guru Sri Shankaracharya built the four pilgrimage centers to unite the country and its people. Badrinath is situated at an altitude of 3,133 mts.

The Badrinath temple is divided into three parts the ;Sabha Mandap; where devotees assemble, the ;Garbha Griha; or the sanctum sanctorum and the ;Darshan Mandap; where the rituals are conducted. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar had offered gold sheet for covering the Garbha Griha canopy. The most attractive idol among the 15 idols of the complex is of the lord Badrinath that is one meter in height and sculpted finely in black stones. The idol represents Lord Vishnu seated in a meditative pose that is known as padmasan.

We also Chardham Yatra offer the pilgrimage tour package by helicopter. You can enjoy your Chardham Yatra with us in a most convenient manner. We are among the most reputed service providers and you can have a unique travelling experience with us. With our highly economic tour package, you can make your Chardham Yatra dream come true.

Sri Yamunotri Yatra Tour


Another famous shrine of Chardham is Yamunotri Dham. This is the source of Yamuna River and is considered famous pilgrimage of India. Thousands of pilgrims come here for the temple darshan and find the Yamunotri temple the most pious site to find redemption. The temple is located at the left bank of Yamuna River and was originally traced by the king Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal in the Uttrakashi district.

This place is one of the most important stopovers on the itinerary of the Hindu pilgrims. Yamunotri dham is famous for thermal springs and glaciers. It is located at an altitude of 3293 from the sea level and it gives a revering experience to the pilgrims. The Yamunotri temple is very close to the Indo Chinese border and is surrounded by the Himalayan off shoots from all the sides. The real source of Yamuna is the glacier lake of Saptrishi kund on the Kalindi Parbat.

You should be well prepared while going for the Chardham Yatra. The temperature falls below 0° Celsius and remains cool even during summers and hence; you are advised to take better care of yourself. Thousands of devotees come here from different parts of the world for offering prayers. You can also fulfill your dream with our Chardham package at highly reasonable rate. Our staff members are courteous and you will never feel uncomfortable with the services provided by them.

Chardham Yatra Tour Packages, are client oriented and hence, our services and packages are decided keeping in mind the requirements of the clients. Our vehicles are well maintained and regularly serviced to avoid any chances of inconvenience. You can get a chance to visit the most famous and beautiful places of India that are also famous for pilgrimage.</p><p>You can visit Haridwar, Mussoon>riean>, Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Harsil, Gangotri, Tehri dam, Srinagar Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Gn>uptkashi, Gaurikund, Kedarnath, Chopta, valle>y of flower, Hemkund Sahib, Varanasi, Mathura, Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Joshimath, Badrinath, Devprayag, Rishikesh and many more. You can experience the miracles of nature by taking advantage of the services offered by  Tempo Traveller .



Beautiful places of India famous for pilgrimage

So the summer has already arrived we all start planning to visit some cool places to chill out with our family, friends and loved ones. There are many of us who cannot leave their places for a summer trip either because of Job or any other reasons. Here is a place in Pune where you can feel the Shikara Rides of Dal Lake, Kashmir and Kayaking in Rishikesh without going away and traveling miles. You can experience the thrill all at one place within the city at Bluebay Water Sports.

Bluebay Water sport is one of its kind sports and play zone based within the city. This summer, refresh yourself with the action packed adventure only at Bluebay water sports. The adventurous sports activities at Bluebay water sports includes jet skiing, paddle boating, Pontoon Boat, kayaking, etc. If you are a water and adventure enthusiasts then this place is not going to disappoint you in any manner.

Sri Gangotri Yatra Tour


Chardham Yatra is the dream of various Hindus. The ultimate peace of mind can be achieved by the Chardham Yatra and you will feel as you have got the blessings of God. Then what are you thinking for? Get ready to enjoy the most convenient and economical Chardham Yatra tour. The shrine of Gangotri is situated on the altitude of 3200 meters. This is one of the most important pilgrimages of the Hindus and everyone wish to come here at least once.

The important temple that is visited by thousands of followers was constructed by Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa. It is believed that the holy river Ganga had first descended here from the heaven and hence, this place is given much more importance by the Hindus. The river Ganga came on the earth due to the prayers of king Bhagirath.

It is said that the speed of Ganga was so fast that no one in the world could tolerate it and hence, the lord Shiva received her into his matted locks and break the great force of her fall. Then Ganga emerged into stream from her matted lock and the place form where the holy river emerged is known as Gangotri. It is also called Bhagirathi. You can get a chance to see various ashrams located on the sides of Bhagirathi. With your services, you can make your dreams into reality and get a chance to visit this sacred place.

Sri Kedarnath Yatra Tour


Kedarnath Chardham Yatra is another sacred place for Hindus. The majestic Himalaya has al lot to offer to Uttaranchal. This part of Himalaya which falls in India offers amazing spiritual experience to the Indians. Its magic is not only limited till India but has also spread to the other places outside India. People from foreign countries come here to visit the pilgrimage offered by the Himalaya.

The holy peaks of Himalaya holds four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji. These are collectively known as the Chardham. Saints and pilgrims used to come to this place in search of divine. They used to walk here and this is described in the Hindu scriptures and the place was known as Kedarkhand.

It is believed that undertaking the journey to these four most famous sacred places not washes all the sins but also make you free from the cycle of birth and death. The honor offered by the place is not surprising if the scriptures are to be believed.

You can fulfill your dreams of pilgrimage with the economic services provided by us. We not only take you to the place but also guide you all the way making you more familiar with the place.

Sri Badrinath Yatra Tour


Badrinath is another sacred place of Hindus that comes under the Chardham Yatra with MyTempoTraveller.com The location of Badrinath is awesome. It is located in the lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat and the towering Neelkanth peak makes the background. We also call it the Vishal Badri means the largest among the Badris. It is revered by all the tribute to Lord Vishnu and hence, this place has special importance.

Badrinath is considered most pious among the four pilgrimages like Badrikashram (Badrinath temple) in the north, Rameshwaram in the south, Dwarkapuri in the west and Jagannath Puri in the east. People believe that Adi Guru Sri Shankaracharya built the four pilgrimage centers to unite the country and its people. Badrinath is situated at an altitude of 3,133 mts.

The Badrinath temple is divided into three parts the ;Sabha Mandap; where devotees assemble, the ;Garbha Griha; or the sanctum sanctorum and the ;Darshan Mandap; where the rituals are conducted. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar had offered gold sheet for covering the Garbha Griha canopy. The most attractive idol among the 15 idols of the complex is of the lord Badrinath that is one meter in height and sculpted finely in black stones. The idol represents Lord Vishnu seated in a meditative pose that is known as padmasan.

We also Chardham Yatra offer the pilgrimage tour package by helicopter. You can enjoy your Chardham Yatra with us in a most convenient manner. We are among the most reputed service providers and you can have a unique travelling experience with us. With our highly economic tour package, you can make your Chardham Yatra dream come true.

Sri Yamunotri Yatra Tour


Another famous shrine of Chardham is Yamunotri Dham. This is the source of Yamuna River and is considered famous pilgrimage of India. Thousands of pilgrims come here for the temple darshan and find the Yamunotri temple the most pious site to find redemption. The temple is located at the left bank of Yamuna River and was originally traced by the king Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal in the Uttrakashi district.

This place is one of the most important stopovers on the itinerary of the Hindu pilgrims. Yamunotri dham is famous for thermal springs and glaciers. It is located at an altitude of 3293 from the sea level and it gives a revering experience to the pilgrims. The Yamunotri temple is very close to the Indo Chinese border and is surrounded by the Himalayan off shoots from all the sides. The real source of Yamuna is the glacier lake of Saptrishi kund on the Kalindi Parbat.

You should be well prepared while going for the Chardham Yatra. The temperature falls below 0° Celsius and remains cool even during summers and hence; you are advised to take better care of yourself. Thousands of devotees come here from different parts of the world for offering prayers. You can also fulfill your dream with our Chardham package at highly reasonable rate. Our staff members are courteous and you will never feel uncomfortable with the services provided by them.

Chardham Yatra Tour Packages, are client oriented and hence, our services and packages are decided keeping in mind the requirements of the clients. Our vehicles are well maintained and regularly serviced to avoid any chances of inconvenience. You can get a chance to visit the most famous and beautiful places of India that are also famous for pilgrimage.</p><p>You can visit Haridwar, Mussoon>riean>, Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Harsil, Gangotri, Tehri dam, Srinagar Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Gn>uptkashi, Gaurikund, Kedarnath, Chopta, valle>y of flower, Hemkund Sahib, Varanasi, Mathura, Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Joshimath, Badrinath, Devprayag, Rishikesh and many more. You can experience the miracles of nature by taking advantage of the services offered by  Tempo Traveller .


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