When I started on a five month long tour to India, I had no idea what was in store for me. I was not even sure why I planned on a tour to India. May be I was just too fascinated by the lifestyles of the Indian Maharaja’s and wanted to see and experience for myself their lives and their palaces. My interest in Indian palaces and forts developed by reading books like ‘India Style’ by ‘Monisha Bharadwaj’, ‘The Indian Princes and their States’ by ‘Barbara N. Ramusack’, ‘The Indian Subcontinent’ by ‘Alison Arnold’ and ‘Indian temples and palaces’ by Michael Edwardes. Continue reading “A Journey To The Palace Hotels Of India”
Are you bored with flowers, chocolates and hallmark cards for Valentine’s Day? Looking for an experience with a little ‘wow’ factor? Melbourne, with its many restaurants, hotels, galleries and theatres is the perfect playground for Valentine’s Day.
Explore Melbourne’s Art Scene
One ingenious company has come up with a tour of Melbourne’s ‘street art’. The walking tour includes good Melbourne coffee, fabulous wine and cheese and takes you into the hidden laneways and unnamed buildings harbouring some of Melbourne’s best ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’. The tour is unique to Melbourne and is the perfect precursor to a romantic 3 course dinner or hotel stay in one of the many luxury hotels in Melbourne.
A Scenic Helicopter flight over Melbourne
For those with more adventurous partners, a scenic helicopter flight over Melbourne will provide the thrills you’re looking for. View the Docklands, the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Eureka Tower and the city skyline from the air. This will be an experience your partner will be talking about for years.
For the More Traditional
If you and your partner are more the traditional types, a night at one of Melbourne’s many 5 star hotels is hard to go past. Check in early and stock the fridge with romantic foods like, oysters, seafood, chocolate and strawberries and make sure there’s a bottle of French champagne chilling on ice. Organising a couple’s massage in your room is also a great way to set the mood.
Do Something Really Different
Take the one you love to the Chill on Ice Lounge and Ski Lodge and indulge in one of their special Valentine’s Day packages. Choose from a package that includes drinks and a photo or go for the premium dinner package. The Ice Lounge is carved out of 50 tonnes of ice and kept at a constant -10 degrees Celsius. A fan forced blizzard will ensure you have to snuggle up close and what better way to warm up afterwards than in one of the nearby luxury hotels in the Melbourne CBD.
Have a Wild Time on Valentine’s Day
For the animal lover, Werribee Open Range Zoo offers open vehicle adventure tours. Set alongside the picturesque Werribee River, the tours immerse you in the sounds, smells and sights of the Savannah. You’ll be surrounded by rhinos, deer, zebras, giraffes and antelopes and only 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Book dinner and some Melbourne accommodation and your animal loving partner will have the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience.
One of the top holiday destination in Indonesia today is Bandung. The city is located in the west part of Java. The Dutch colonial named this city as Paris Van Java (Paris in Java). The city has everything to offer. By the time you arrived at the city, you will be welcomed by the cool weather and friendly environment.
Top Attractions in Bandung
Trans Studio Bandung
Trans Studio Bandung is the second indoor theme park in Indonesia after Makassar. Trans Studio Bandung is much more spectacular and exciting than Trans Studio Makassar, but both have their own uniqueness that makes Trans Studio Bandung not only the biggest in Indonesia but also one of the biggest in the world.
Opened for public in 1930, Bandung Zoo now has large collection of animals and become favorite attraction in Bandung.
Gunung Tangkuban Parahu
The volcano mountain gain its popularity via a legend story of Sangkuring. Located in north of Bandung, the place has awesomely beautiful scenery.
Shopping is one of the top reason to visit Bandung and Cihampelas is the best place to shop in the city. Hundreds of factory outlet are available here.
Hotels in Bandung
Travelers can choose from hostel to five star hotel in Bandung. Things to remember is to book early for your hotel stay. On weekend, hotels are mostly fully booked.
Taxi and public transportation are available for traveling within. But if you like to walk, the weather in Bandung will be your best friend.