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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).

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

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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

#6. Ride on a Flybike the-best-way-to-sightsee Image Source: Trip Advisor

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

#9. Go Skiing ski-dubai1 Image Source: Red Dunes Tourism

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

#14. Learn to Wakeboard wakeboarding-uae-9727 Image source: XtremewakeUAE

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

#19. Go on a Seaplane dubai-seaplane-tour Image Source: Barcoo Tourism

Location- Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

Duration- 45 Minutes

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Duration- 15 Minutes

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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!

Wagamon- Scotland of Asia

Wagamon is an enchanting hillstation, situated at an elevation of 1100 metres above sea level and it is an  ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales.

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A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of tranquility. Cuddled up within three striking hills Thangal, Murugan and Kurisumala hills which are dedicated to three separate religious faiths-Muslim, Hinduism and Christianity, Wagamon is a perfect getaway for meditation as well as provides avenue for adventurous sports like trekking, rock climbing, paragliding and other exciting activities.

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National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the ‘50 most attractive places to visit in India’. Vagamon’s charm is worth experiencing and is indeed one of the must see places for tourists.

Best of Sentosa

Welcome to the state of fun.

Young or old, its hard to get bored in Sentosa. With a variety of attarctions to choose from, you will have a hard time selecting  where to visit, if you have less time.

I did spent a lot of time to check the reviews of whats best and what’s overrated among the 37 attractions in Sentosa excluding the beaches. So here goes my personal favourites and based on reviews in various sites & recommendations by the locals.

Top 10 attractions in Sentosa:

1. Universal Studio

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Be dazzled and delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life. Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions.

Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies™ at Universal Studios Singapore.  Only here can you experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and more!

Read More: Universal Studio, Singapore

2. Singapore Cable Car

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Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday city life behind and take a scenic joyride onboard Singapore Cable Car! Nothing beats the thrill of taking off in your cable car and having a bird’s eye view of the world below!

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3. MegaZip Adventure park

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A first for Singapore and a must for all visitors, MegaZip Adventure Park will give you a real high, literally!

Featuring the most extreme zip wires in Asia, an aerial rope course and a free-fall simulator, it’s an experience that you’ll never forget. Depending on your fitness level, choose to try out the different courses at your own pace.

Over 450 metres long and at 72 metres above sea level, the MegaZip flying fox lets you whizz over the jungle canopy and the buzz of Siloso Beach.

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4. Madame Tussauds

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Bringing a unique blend of glitz and glamour, Madame Tussauds Singapore will take you to a party like no other! With 8 fully themed interactive zones and the new “Spirit of Singapore” boat ride, get ready to photograph and pose with your favourite A-Listers, challenge sports stars, hop on stage with music legends and come face to face with international icons from Singapore, Asia and beyond.

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5. Skyline Luge

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Sentosa brings you the first ever luge in Southeast Asia. Part go-cart, part-toboggan, pure excitement – the luge is a fun-filled gravity ride that’s safe for all ages. With a unique steering and braking system that allows you to make the ride as leisurely or as exciting as you want. Jump on the Skyline Luge Sentosa and brace yourself for a brand new island resort adventure!

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6. S.E.A Aquarium

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Step into the aquarium and be blown away by the breath-taking nature of the ocean that is home to more than 100,000 inhabitants.  Discover and unfold the endless wonders of our blue planet at S.E.A. Aquarium™.

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7. Images of Singapore

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Images of Singapore is a journey to the very soul of Singapore – a place where cultural diversity, unity of values, adventure, perseverance and honor converge like nowhere else in the world. A must-visit for every visitor!

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8. 4D Adventure Land

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Go on in an immersive 4-D movie, NEW Journey 2: The Mysterious Island The 4-D Experience.Next, Hang On Tight as you ride on a virtual 4-D Virtual Simulation “roller coaster” Extreme Log Ride and Grab a motion-sensor pistol, aim and fire at Asia’s first 4-D Interactive Shoot-Out game Happening at Desperados.

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9. Port of Lost Wonder

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Designed to provide a unique experience of family bonding, the attraction houses a signature water play area, themed islets for picnics and leisure activities and distinctive retail and dining experiences for the very young and young at heart.

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10.  Wings of Time

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Epic. Majestic. Mysterious.
Discover a mesmerising night show by the sea. 

There’s no better way to complete a fabulous day at Sentosa than to take in a spectacular night show set outdoors against the backdrop of an open sea.

Come, discover an awe-inspiring display of water, laser and fire effects, set to majestic music and a panorama of breathtaking vistas.

Weaved together by a tale of friendship and courage that will linger with you long after you leave this magical isle.

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Singapore in 3 days

Singapore is a dynamic city that enables travellers to design their own journeys – stories that you can call your own!

Depending on who you are and who you travel with, you can decide how your Singapore holiday would be.

Here is a list of 3 day itineraries that’s tailor-made keeping you in mind!.

 

Singapore for couples / Honeymooners

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Relish one intimate moment after another and fall in love all over again.

Day 1:

Singapore Flyer

Gardens by the bay  – Flower Dome, Supertree Grove and Dragonfly Lake

Clarke Quay

Day 2:

Vivo City

Cable car

Sentosa

Day 3:

Marina Bay Sands

Merlion Park

 

 

Singapore with friends

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Lose yourself in some of the most exhilarating experiences.

Day 1: 

Universal Studio

Vivo City

Day 2:

Cable car

Sentosa

Clarke Quay

Day 3:

Gardens by the bay –  Supertree Grove

Merlion Park

 

 

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Spend quality time with your loved ones engaging in fun and enriching activities.

Day 1:

Universal Studio

Day 2:

Sentosa

Vivo City

Day 3:

Singapore Flyer

Merlion Park

Gardens by the bay – Supertree grove

 

 

Singapore for Nature Lovers

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Fall for the beauty of nature!

Day 1:

Gardens by the bay – Flower dome, Cloud Dome, and Supertree Grove

Merlion Park

Southern Ridges trail

Day 2:

Singapore Zoo

Night safari

Day 3:

Jurong Bird Park

Singapore Botanical Garden – National Orchid Garden

 

 

Singapore for the Aged:

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Joy for all ages!

Day 1:

Hop on – Hop off City tour

* Singapore Flyer

   Merlion Park

Day 2: 

Gardens by the bay – Flower Dome, Cloud Dome, Supertree Grove 

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Singapore Zoo / Jurong Bird Park

Day 3:

Singapore Botanical Gardens – National Orchid Garden

 

Singapore for budget travellers

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Day 1:

Orchard Road

China Town

Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands – Event Plaza Wonder Ful Light and Laser Show

Day 2:

Gardens by the bay – Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Lake

Gardon Rhapsody Light and laser show

Clarke Quay

Day 3:

Vivo City

Sentosa Beaches

 

Embark on an enriching journey of unique discoveries to experience Singapore in your way. An experience that you can call your own. Some intimate, others adventurous!

The story is yours to tell!

 

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