A Royal Escape

You may not be a Maharaja. And you may never be able to travel like one. But you can surely have a look at how the rich people travel royally! Hop on board as we take a journey in the luxury trains  to discover the soul of India in the lap of luxury.

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Palace On Wheels

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The Palace on wheels takes you to a vibrant journey to the royal land of sand dunes and regal palaces.  The 07 nights and 08 days journey on Palace on Wheels covers some of the most fascinating destinations of the northern and north-western India.

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Destinations Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi

Prices starting from INR 2,50,000 for 7N / 8D

Step inside the Palace on Wheels and discover the elegance and pomp of a bygone era. Discover the vibrant color of Rajasthan in a journey like no other.

Maharaja Express

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Get ready to experience royalty with Maharaja Express, World’s leading luxury train that offers a grand opportunity to explore the rich and glorious history of India. From the lively capital city, Delhi, the bundle of lavishness takes you to the city of love, Agra and then you finally enter the land of the Maharajas, Rajasthan.

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Indian Splendor:

Destinations Covered: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.

Duration: 7 days and 6 nights.

The Indian Panorama:

Destinations Covered:Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Varanasi, Lucknow and Delhi.

Duration: 7 days and 6 nights.

Treasures of India:

Destinations Covered:Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi. Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.

Heritage of India:

Destinations Covered:Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights.

Gems of India:

Destinations Covered:Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Delhi.

Duration: 4 days and 3 nights. 

Price Range: from INR 2,50,250 ($3850) to INR 15,40,500 ($23700) per person per journey

Step aboard into a world of red carpets and high teas with maharajas and rediscover a bygone age of elegance, opulence and romance.

Golden Chariot

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Pride of the South:

Destinations Covered: Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Belur, Kabini, Badami, Goa and Bangalore.

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights.

Splendor of the South :

Destinations Covered:Bangalore, Chennai, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Poovar, Kochi and Kerala Backwaters.

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights.

Prices starting from INR 14000 for one person per night (on triple occupancy).

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Meet the couple getting married in 11 countries, 38 times over the period of 83 days

Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard are on an amazing wedding adventure.

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They are getting married in 11 countries , 38 times over the period of 83 days.

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They have been engaged since 2014. But they struggled to decide on a specific theme and location for the wedding.

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 So after a lot of discussions, they decided not to decide at all. 

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So on Feb 8, the couple packed their backpacks to start the incredible wedding adventures across the world.

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 Before they left, they were officially ordained in the Church of Spiritual Humanism, so that they can perform their own self unifying ceremonies.

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“It was exactly what i wanted, to travel the world with my wife and marry her again and again and again in so many different ways.” 

You can follow their wedding adventure on their official facebook page Cheetah Platt

Photo Courtesy: Cheetah Platt

Top 20 Thrilling Experiences You Must Try In Dubai

Leave the city buzz behind and go on an adventure in Dubai.  There are plenty of activities guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Be it skydiving over Palm Jumeirah or the hot air balloon ride over the deserts of Dubai, you are bound to have fun here. Check out the top 20 thrilling activities you can experience in Dubai!

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Duration- 3 Hours

#2. Go on Cage Snorkelling cage1214_1_innerbig Image Source: Time out Dubai

Location- Dubai aquarium and underwater Zoo

Duration-20 Minutes

#3. Ride in a Helicopter helicopter3-big Image Source: South Travels

Location- Atlantis, The palm

Duration- 15 or 25 Minutes

#4.  Drive a Dune buggy delta-5-sand Image Source: Try this travel

Duration- 3 Hours

#5. Fly Indoors

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Location- Inflight Dubai

Duration- 15-30 Minute training and 2 minute Flying session

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Duration- 1 Hour

#7. Play Paintball 4619 Image Source: mepaintball

Location- Near Jabel Ali Free zone gate

Duration- 1 Hour

#8. Ride a Jet Ski jet-skiing Image Source: 4startravels

Location- Jumeirah

Duration- 20 Minutes

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Location-  Ski Dubai Snow Park

#10. Go Sand Boarding Sandboarding_in_Dubai Image Source: Wikipedia

Duration- 4 Hour

#11. Go Scuba Diving scuba-diving-tour-dubai Image Source: Travellers choice

Location- Dubai aquarium and underwater Zoo

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Location- Palm Jumeirah

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Location- Dolphin Aquarium and underwater Zoo

Duration- 45 Minutes

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Location- Dubai Marina

Duration- 20 Minutes

#15. Go on a Desert Safari Dubai-Desert-Safari-3 Image Source: Dubai City Tours

Duration- 20 – 30 Minutes

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Location- Al Ain highway

Duration- 1 Hour

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Duration- Overnight

#18.  Go Sea Kayaking seayouae Image Source: Trip Advisor

Location- Eastern Mangroves National Park, Yas Mangroves and Al Ranba

Duration- 2 Hours

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Location- Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

Duration- 45 Minutes

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Duration- 15 Minutes

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10 surprising facts you didn’t know about Valentines Day

1. St. Valentine was a christian priest living near Rome in about 270 AD.

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2. Under the reign of emperor Claudius, marriage between the young was forbidden so that he could more easily build an army.  Valentine defied the decree and continued to perform secret marriages. But his mission of love turned bloody when he was caught and imprisoned by the emperor’s soldiers.

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3.  Before his execution, he allegedly fell in love with his jailor’s daughter and sent her a love message signing it ” From your Valentine”.

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4. Every Valentines day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1000 letters addressed to Juliet.

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5. Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. valentines day to make them dream of their future spouse.

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6. In south Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14 and men give non chocolate candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who didnot recieve anything on the 14th of Feb or March go to a Korean restaurant to eat black noodles and “mourn” their single life.

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7. In Luthiana and Latvia, people put stickers on friend’s and relative’s faces and clothing.

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8. In Taiwan, roses are given. One rose means “Only Love”, 99 roses means “Forever” and 108 roses means ” Marry me “.

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9. In Finland and Estonia, Valentines Day is called as Friends Day.

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10.Valentine’s Day is also known as SAD, or Singles Awareness Day, which is a day to revel in or be miserable about one’s solo status. Others have named it “Quirkyalone Day.” 15% of U.S women send themselves flowers on this day.

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Mystical Munnar

A majestic backdrop of cloud studded mountain peaks, unending expanse of tea plantations, mesmerising views all around – welcome to the heaven on earth, Munnar.

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Situated at an altitude of 2695 meters above sea level, Munnar is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala.

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Clustered around the confluence of three mountain streams, Munnar is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

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From the very first glance, Munnar will enchant visitors with its compelling beauty.

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Munnar delight visitors with an endless assortment of spices, chocolates, vegetables, souvenirs and handicrafts.

 

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Embraced by the vibrant landscape, greenish tea estates, pristine valleys, and stunning mountains, Munnar is a place you would wish to visit and never leave.

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Munnar has all these and more. Come and be mesmerised by the beauty of nature at her best!

 

Kumarakom – a paradise on earth

Known for its beautiful landscape and lush greenery, Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination, unlike any other place in the world.

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For boating, fishing, swimming or simply to sit back and relax, kumarakom is the place to be.  But it is the houseboat cruise along the panoramic backdrop of vembanad lake that makes kumarakom one of the most sought after destination in India.

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While here, feast on the flavorful local cuisine, especially the seafood platter.

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By all means, its a place you wish to go back to, simply for its vibrant greenery, languid backwaters and lipsmacking delicacies!

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