Discover Tien Beach in Nha Trang

Being a crescent-shape beach, Tien Beach located 10 kilometers away from Nha Trang city’s center. The beach is special because it is the beach without sand, mostly has rocks.

To get to Tien Beach, travelers ride motorbike from Nha Trang city’s center, follow the new asphalted road connecting Tran Phu – Pham Van Dong road.


Unlike other beaches in Nha Trang city, Tien Beach absolutely doesn’t have sand, instead it is covered with rocks in various forms and shapes.

Looking down from above, the crescent shape of the beach looks like a truly crescent moon in deep blue color. The scene becomes more romantic as we look at the waves stranding to the rock coastline.
Travelers have to follow a dirty road, pass through bushes in order to get down to Tien Beach.


With clean blue sea, cool and tranquil space, Tien Beach is an fascinating destination for couples in a honeymoon who wish to have beautiful time with each other.

During the early morning or sunset, the locals often come here to enjoy the scenery, practice yoga, walk along the coastline to feel the refreshing atmosphere, or listen to the waves hitting the rocks.
Besides walking along the coastline, swimming, travelers can also experience various activities like fishing, scuba diving and watch the colorful corals.


Near Tien Beach there are many other landmarks which should not be missed like Bat Cave, Ong Gia Cave, Ke Ga Cape, Ganh Than Mui,…

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Ong Gia Cave

Considered as a miniature version of Halong Bay in Nha Trang, Ong Gia Cave is significant with rocky shores, long connected rock caves, inside is a small Z-shape path. There is a beautiful pool inside the cave. During the low tide, the rocks appear with full of glittering colors.

Outside of the cave there are lines of coral with many fish, shellfish species, many white sand shores, wide rock shore which is suitable for group activities, photographing.

To get to Ong Gia cave, from Nha Trang city’s center, travelers follow 2/4 Street to the North, to Dong De post office. Then look to the opposite side, you will see Mai Xuan Thuong road, follow this road and you will arrive at Ong Gia cave.

Ganh Than Mui

Located to the North of Tien Beach, Ganh Than Mui is the place which has many large rock splinters with all kinds of shape, lean toward the sea.

Ke Ga Cape is a high rock edge points toward the sea, which has unique shape.

Dơi Cave lies near the sea within the Ganh Than Mui’s region.

Nowadays, coming to the city of Nha Trang, visitors have new interesting destinations to enjoy the beauty of the wild sea, relax the mind after days of hard-work.

Travel Guide to Discover Mau Son in Vietnam

With 1.500-meter height compared to water-surface level, Mau Son was considered to be the land of wind and fog. Especially during Winter, if lucky you can see the white snow decorating on ancient French villas, branches, grasses, covering all houses, entrances,…

Weather

Mau Son mountain has two distinct seasons. During Summer, the weather is cool, comfortable, suitable for relaxing vacation. While in Winter, there may be snow. Depend on your needs that you can plan your trip in appropriate time.


Transportation

From Hanoi, you can go by car to Lang Son, then hire motorbike from Lang Son City to ride to Mau Son or go via taxi. Mau Son is 30 kilometers away from Lang Son City to the East.


Visiting Destination

Camping on Mau Son: In midst of great area of the nature, what can be better than having campfire with friends and a sip of wine on top of Mau Son. This will be an unforgetable experience while visiting Lang Son.


Visiting ethnic groups’ villages: Mau Son mountain is home to ethnic minorities: Dao, Nung, Tay. Among these hamlets, Khuoi Cap hamlet is the Dao’s old living place. Nowadays this is an attractive tourism spot. You can hire a local guide to discover the cultural values of the locals here.


Long Dau Stream: This is a rather huge stream with 10-kilometer length, flows on territory 2 of Mau Son and Yên Khoái village Loc Binh district. The stream starts from magnificient Mau Son mountainous area with 1.000-meter height. Its flow follows North-South direction through slopes, old forests of Lap Pia hamlet to lower area. Long Dau Stream has a peaceful beauty with the clear, cool water, except during rain season when the stream looks raging.


Visiting Phat Chi mountain: Lies in the Northeast side of Mau Son village (Loc Binh district, Lang Son province). To the local Dao people, this is a sacred ground. People often come here to pray and conduct ceremony. From Phat Chi mountain, you can look afar and see continuous trail of mountains; green lush grassfield which is huge, spreads across the view.


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Traveling from Hanoi to Lang Son, if you have time then you can visit several tourism destinations in Lang Son first. If you travel via bus from Hanoi to Lang Son, then you can hire a taxi from the arrived location straight to Mau Son. After your arrival at Mau Son and receive your hotel room, you can take a tour around the mountain’s peak for photographing. At night, it is a good time to have campfire.

Day 2: Travel around Mau Son, visit Dao hamlets on the way down like Khuoi Cap, Khuoi Tang take a tour at Long Dau Stream and visit Phat Chi mountain. All of these destinations can be visited within a day. In the afternoon, it’s time to move down from the mountain and back to Hanoi.

2 Hotels in An Giang Make You Love at the First Sight

Victoria Nui Sam Lodge Hotel, An Giang

Ranked as the most luxurious hotel in An Giang, Victoria Nui Sam Lodge is located on the slopes of Sam Mountain, nestled among pristine natural scenery, surrounded by canals and ancient temples. Not only close and friendly with nature in design, Victoria Nui Sam Lodge also owns many rooms and separate bungalow with sophisticated interior.


Built in the minimalism style but also very modern and harmonious with the surrounding nature, Victoria Nui Sam charms visitors with natural rustic character rather than the lavish luxury amenities. The interior of each room is designed and decorated in the gentle and sophisticated style with high ceilings, same tone of warm red color of floors and wooden furniture. Specifically, each room has a door designed in French style, leading to the separated outdoor balcony area measuring 12m², overlooking an open space of the stunning poetic valley below.


In particular, the things make visitor amazed and most remember is experiencing swimming pool of Victoria Nui Sam Lodge, which overlooks the beautiful rice fields.

When swimming here, you will be immersed in the clear waters, enjoy immense rice fields and romantic, idyllic landscape of An Giang region. Moreover, natural picture also varies by different rice seasons: water filling season, rice planting season, green season and harvest season when all the field is in vividly golden color. 


Enjoying the local cuisine is an integral part of every trip. Cozy dinner at La Giang Restaurant & Bar with 120 seats both indoors and outdoors will satisfy even the most demanding diners with many Vietnamese with characteristic flavor of Mekong Delta.

During sunset, visitors can gather in the gazebo area, a distinctive architecture of Victoria Nui Sam Lodge. Here, guests can relax on the sofa, sipping a fragrant cocktail and watching panoramic view of mountain in a subtle romantic atmosphere.

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Located in a unique location in the city center of Chau Doc, right inshore Hau River, Victoria Chau Doc Hotel is like a small oasis emerging among the large confluence. Built in the colonial style with low-rise architecture of France, Victoria Chau Doc Hotel is the perfect harmony with the surrounding natural landscape.


Most rooms feature airy large balconies, where you can relax, watch colorful boats crossing at the confluence. The entire interior is made from wood and dotted with local ornaments in harmonious East-West style.


Victoria Chau Doc Hotel was also nominated for the slogan "Preserving green environment" by The Guide magazine which is under the management of Vietnam Economic Times magazine. It was also the studio of the famous film Apocalypse Now by famed director Francis Ford Coppola.

Bassac restaurant of the hotel is situated on the waterfront with views overlooking an open space, covering the entire beauty of the water, land and sky. Especially at dawn, visitors can watch the busy scene of boats crossing the confluence while enjoying breakfast at the hotel, which is so romantic for Vietnam honeymoon holidays.


The menu is a combination of Vietnamese and European dishes that guests can request in the warm space inside or windy patio outside.

Am Tien Grotto - A Must See in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Am Tien Grotto is located in the ancient capital and relic complex of Hoa Lu, where King Dinh Tien Hoang once raised tigers, built death row. This was also the place that Queen Duong Van Nga lead a religious life in the end of her life.


Am Tien Grotto is located in the ancient capital and relic complex of Hoa Lu, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, about 10 km from the center of Ninh Binh city.


According to Dr. Nguyen Van Nhat (former Director of Institute of History), Am Tien Grotto on halfway up the mountain in the southeast area of outer citadel was where King Dinh raised tigers for punishment of the guilty. There was Giai Pond, where the king raised Giai (a rare species of soft shell turtle) to kill sinners by throwing them into the pond. There was also a Salt Cave, Money Cave ...  where King saved food and treasury ...


After wearing the crown, King Dinh Tien Hoang made Truong Ma Ni a priest and then he and his son Truong Ma Son renovated the place into a death row to help the king rule the country.


Am Tien Grotto is surrounded by the mountains and created a separate world. The landscape here is majestic but possessed a melancholy and mystery color, seeming to still save remnants of the former death row.


The Great Vietnamese history book recorded: "King (Dinh Tien Hoang) want to conquer the country, so he laid a large cauldron in the palace’s yard, raised tigers in a cage, and ordered that ones who commit crime would be put into the cauldron oil, or be the food for tiger. " 


Main part of Am Tien region is a submerged valley,  surrounded by rocky cliffs. Legend has it that the King Dinh raised tiger here, and put those who were executed on. Whoever could escape will be exonerated.

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In order to get into the grotto, after crossing the gate, you have to go down a path in the left hand side, next to the large lake with lotus, water lily, fishes and turtles. The water here is specially blue, clear and bottom can be visible with moss. People said it was the pond that the Kign raised giant turtle.


Am Tien is at halfway up the mountain, to come here you have to climb over 205 stone steps over the cliff. Cave mouth is shaped like dragons so it’s called Dragon cave.


There’s the Am Tien Pagoda on the mountain. This is also where Queen Duong Van Nga spent her last years in the life to be a nun. With rugged terrain in a remote, less travelled place, Am Tien Grotto still contains many mysteries.

The Must-See Tourist Places in Con Dao

Located in Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Con Dao is famous for crystal clear sea and white sandy beaches which is so alluring. In addition, the air on the island is very fresh, which is like paradise resort, considered a great destination for those who want to "escape" the noisy city to relax.

Con Dao Prison

Con Dao Prison is considered a "hell on earth" during the war against the French and American. This prison system was built by the French to detain the prisoners who were considered “particularly dangerous” for the French - political prisoners. Under the French colony, thousands of patriots and communists against the colonial government were detained, and then it was used to detain prisoners by the American during the American war.


The most famous site in the prison is "tiger cages". "Tiger cages" is where the most extreme solitary confinement. Here prisoners were detained in small rooms - measuring only 5m², without bed. The prisoners were shackled and must sleep under damp cement floor, sanitary conditions and diet was very poor, and they were often tortured to interrogate. This area is for important prisoners refused to declare, for the purpose of using the misery to subdue the will of prisoners. To avoid public protest, the "tiger cages" is isolated and kept secret, for a long time no one on the outside knew about the existence of the "tiger cages".

Mrs Phi Yen Temple

Mrs. Phi Yen Temple, also known as An Son Temple, is an ancient temple built in 1785, (then was rebuilt in 1958) to worship Mrs. Phi Yen, second wife of King Nguyen Anh. This temple is sacred to the people on the island and it is associated with a tragic story of the beautiful and talented woman. After her death, the people on the island founded a beautiful and big temple to worship her. In 1861, the French occupied the island and brought all inhabitants to the mainland to build prisons. The temple was gradually downgraded. In 1958, the people on the island rebuilt it on the old foundation.


Dam Tre Bay

Located in the northern island of Con Son and 3 km from Con Dao airport. This is a sheltered bay, deeply rooted in the land, the harmonious combination between the sea and mountains gives the bay poetic, mysterious, charming scenery and clean environment.


Con Dao Museum

Constructed from 12/2009, Con Dao museum with a total budget of 62 billion VND is a meaningful work and a place to preserve the historical value, demonstrates the tragic era but also hugely heroic period of the nation.


With nearly 2,000 documents, artifacts are displayed under 4 key issues, including reflecting the crimes of colonialism and imperialism; fighting spirit of tenacity, indomitable of Vietnamese soldiers and patriots during 113 years; the development of Con Dao today as well as promoting the value of the historic site of Con Dao as a national heritage and education for the younger generation revolutionary traditions of the Party and people of Vietnam.

Nui Mot Temple 

Nui Mot Temple (Van Son Tu) is located on Nui Mot, built in 1964. The temple, after a long time of downgrading, was renovated in 13/08/2010, inaugurated on 4/12 / 2011. Due to the temple located in the mountains, it offers panoramic views down to the sea, overlooking the Bay of Con Dao and Con Son, An Hai lake.


Ba Island

Ba Island is the 3rd largest island of the 16 islands to Con Dao archipelago. Coming to Hon Ba, visitors can easily find beautiful beaches, forest ecosystems and diverse mangroves with many kinds of plants and rare animals.


Once there, you can walk about 20 minutes through the forest to the west, then you will reach Dam Quoc beach to explore pristine mangrove forest, swim, enjoy snorkeling and marine life; or visitors can climb to conquer Mount Love. In the rainy season, after bathing, visitors can delight in the cool clean spring right at edge of the forest near the beach.

Ong Dung Beach

Ong Dung Beach is a beautiful and ideal beach, situated in the Con Dao National Park , approximately 4 km to the west of the center. From the center of the National Park, you can walk for about an hour on the trail through the forest to get to Ong Dung Beach. Upon arrival you will feel all tiring feeling disappear, and you will be excited when watching the fish around, the colorful corals… like they welcome you to enjoy yourself in the turquoise waters here.


Tai Island

Tai Island is located to the southeast of the island of Con Son, covers an area of 34 ha, and attracts visitors with beautiful natural scenery, ideal for relaxation, sightseeing, explore nature on the island. Tai Island has two small sandy beaches, where is the ground for hundreds of mother turtles to lay eggs in breeding season every year and there are thousands of baby turtles back to the ocean (from April to September annually). In particular, here you have the opportunity to see squirrels ebony - marmot endemic only in Con Dao, geckos, lizards, monkeys and sea birds.


Cau Island

This place is quite famous because it was formerly an ancient village under Gia Long Dynasty with the name “Mrs Thiet village”. Cau Island is one of two islands in Con Dao archipelago, which have groundwater. In front of Cau Island there is a white sand beach stretching along the bow mountains, interspersed towering coconut trees. Here you can visit historical site, visit the palm forest, orchards, explore nature conservation, swim and enjoy coral … these are exciting unforgettable experiences.


Not only Vietnam, Myanmar is also a place that you should visit, consider Myanmar tour packages or Myanmar river cruises to find out more.

1 Travel Route in Vietnam, 2 Heritages of the World

Regarding geographical location, Thanh Hoa is adjacent to Ninh Binh Province with convenient transportation system, such as Highway 1 and Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Like the natural characteristics of the northern in general, two provinces of Thanh Hoa and Ninh Binh also own countless spectacular limestone mountains, a dense network of rivers, vast green forests, shimmering landscape of cloud and water. However, each place has theirown attractive and unique destinations.


Unfortunately, so far, even though road traffic system is very different, even not long ago Thanh Hoa has built Tho Xuan airport, creating favourable conditions for tourism in neighbouring provinces.


However, tour operators often only take care  and develop only some short-term and domestic tour in the provinces (internal tour in Thanh Hoa or Ninh Binh province and encapsulated in one or two days) but never invest tour linking two provinces with famous tourist destinations and hence missed many development opportunities.


The special relic of Thanh Hoa – Citadel of Ho Dynasty - was built in 1397. The fortified citadel with unique stone architecture was recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2011. In addition, there’s also Lam Kinh historical site in Thanh Hoa, where was the land that the hero Le Loi started his revolution against the Chine Ming invaders (1418-1428).

After Le Loi (also known as Le Thai To, the first king of the dynasty) came to the throne, he built the 2nd capital city called Lam Kinh or Tay Kinh. It is also the resting place of kings and queens of Le Dynasty.


Also, the famous spirit Cam Luong Stream with “magical” fishes is also indispensable when mentioning to Thanh Hoa tourism. It is located at the foot of Mount Truong Sinh (Mount Longevity) with thousands of fishes living crowdedly for many generations - a sign of the peace and prosperity of the local people of Muong, Thai ethnic people in Ngoc Village, Cam Thuy district...


In Ninh Binh, every tourist always looks forward to visiting the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, Trang An Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Pagoda and the historical sites associated with the 4 dynasties Dinh, Le, Ly, Tran, which were recognized as world heritage site in 2014 by the UNESCO because they meet both prominent elements of the culture and nature.


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Another site which is very attractive to domestic and foreign visitors is Phat Diem cathedral in Kim Son, built mostly from wood and stone from 1875 to 1898.


It is an architectural work of art, exquisitely carved temples with essence of traditional architecture of Vietnam, which is unique in Vietnam.

In addition, Ninh Binh is also famous for Cuc Phuong National Park with abundant and diverse flora and fauna, including the 1,000-year-old oak and very beautiful primate mammals.


Furthermore, the National Park is also a research and conservation centre of genetic resources of plants. It’s also used to rescue and nurture rare primates.

A travel routes that links two World Heritage sites will open many new tourism production, can be known by domestic and foreign visitors thanks to the contributions of the tour operators who dare to invest, expand and develop it.

The Unique Horse- Racing Competitions in Vietnam

The pack- horses which are tied with the everyday life of the people all year round suddenly become brave and fierce in the excitement of horse racing festival.

1. Equestrian Festival in Thi Thung mound, Phu Yen

For years, the traditional horse racing competition in the mound of Thi Thung has attracted thousands of local residents and visitors from near and far to attend. Riders participating in the race are the honest farmers who live in communes in the region. To prepare for this horse racing competition, before the festival, the boys in the village have tried to spruce up the workhorse to become majestic steeds.
Horse Racing in Phu Yen - Vietnam
Then racecourse in Thi Thung mound is a wide and flat plot of land. The pack horses daily carrying products and going to the fields are now covered with a colorful cloth and numbered so that the race becomes more formal. The riders wear the shirt of different colors to distinguish from each other.

Starting signal is the horn of the organizing committee. After a horn sound rings, the racers force the horse's speed along the road to reach the finish in boisterous drums and cheers of the audience along the roadsides. After the race, all of them (racers) have a feast that people attending bring and contribute in advance, for example, a few kilos of glutinous rice, chickens, ducks... This party enables people to have a happy time together without costing too much. They raise their grass of wine and wish each other a happy new year full of good things in life.

2. Horse racing festival in Bac Ha, Lao Cai

Many years ago, in the area of Bac Ha, Lao Cai, the spring when the peach blossom, apricot blossom, plum blossom bloom was also the time when people flocked to the courtyard in the mansion of Hoang A Tuong to watch horse racing, shooting.

Horse Racing festival in Bac Ha - Lao Cai
On the track, the boys adjusted their clothes securely, stately hold a gun in their arms. When racers heard the gunfire order, they laid flat on the horseback, galloped at full speed as flying. Being close to the finishing point, the horsemen on barefoot quickly jumped to the ground, took the aim and fired instant 5 shots, took the red ball then hopped on the horseback to return to the starting point. The boy racing faster and had the most shooting on target was the winner.

The racecourse today is a huge stadium with concrete fence and competitors raced in groups of 5. The man reaching to finish in the shortest time wins and can continue to the next round. The final round is held to select the champion, runner- up, third and consolation prizes. The annual horse racing has become a unique festival of Northwest residents and met the needs of cultural enjoyment, the spirit of indigenous people.

An important and interesting point in the race is that the steed horses are ones which daily carry goods to the fields. Horsemen are also honest gentle guys who all year around work in the fields, mountains and forests and now becomes majestic on horseback with a protected plastic cap, bravely hops on the horseback without the saddle or the pedal. They show the courage, bravery, and talent in the relentless cheers of the audience.

3. Ha Giang Horse fighting Festival

Horse fighting was a game in the leisure time after the havest of the inhabitants in Bang Hanh commune, Bac Quang district, Ha Giang in the past ancient times, and was held in Lunar New Year and the full moon day of lunar July. However, in recent years, this traditional custom of Tay ethnic was absent and newly restored in 2013.

Ha Giang Horse Fighting Festival
As a rule, the horse tournament is held twice a year, on the full moon days in lunarJanuary and July in Thuy Lam Vien ecological resort to serve people and tourists from everywhere.

Even before the days of competition, the strongest horses are selected and cared carefully. They are training, practiced and have a special diet and rest. Once a day, except the day when it's cold, the owners wash their horses. Every day, the horse must be taken to the high hills to eat grass and breathe fresh air. Each horse is individually kept in a cage to avoid fighting.

The horses take part in knockout rounds to find out the winners of each pair to compete in the final round. Before fighting, two of the excellent horses are forced to smell a mare as a bait. When the mare is led away, the two male horses rush in each other and start their fighting. They kick, scratch, slap ... to win.

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Nawalgarh- A Small Town With Big Offerings For The Architectural Enthusiasts

If someone says did you visit Nawalgarh? Then certainly you will answer in two words either yes or no. But if not, then you should know that this is an integral unit of the Shekhawati region. On the top of that, it is known as the Golden city of Rajasthan. The best to note is that it is a land of traders who has goaded the family business with great passion and interest. Most importantly the place was under the precise supervision of the great leaders who articulated the administration in the best way.



Architectural manifestations at a glance:

The visual portrait of the town gives you more information about its planning and construction. Unambiguously it is well segregated and organized with havelis and forts. Truly, it is a pleasure to have a leisure walk through these havelis. They legitimately describe history and all its facts at large. For architectural patrons, it is a treat to capture for all throughout the life.

Wandering through the streets of Sikar and Jhunjhunu, you will be able to pull together some of the mesmerizing historical artifacts. For architectural lovers, take a deep sight of some of the havelis and forts. But for that please make sure to fix your stay at the luxury resorts in Rajasthan.

  • Bal Quila:

The striking is the frescoes of a mini sized room located inside the fort will steal your presence. The finely embossed colorfully tinted mirror work display artistic excellence of the quila.

  • Morarka Haveli:
Among all the havelis, Morarka haveli is in the priority list as the frescoes and murals are preserved for the itinerants. It is place where the eminent celebrations like the Gangaur and Teez.

  • Aath Haveli:

The famous Aath Haveli, again takes a different tract when it comes to the authentic elegance of the paintings. It scores off some of the amarantharine paintings like the everlasting love between couples, some passengers traveling inside the train and so on.

  • Sheesh Mahal:

Alike all other place of history in importance, the gigantic mahal bears the true history through its murals. The entire ceiling work gives the dimension of the places in between Jaipur and Nawalgarh.

  • Roop Niwas Palace:

As a voracious architecture admirer, you should take some time out for capturing the majestic beauty of this palace. It also puts up heliotrope through its amazing paintings. Not only that, it has well maintained fountains but also verdant garden. Today it has christened into a heritage resort as well.

  • Poddar Haveli:

According to the say of the traveling experts, Poddar haveli is the sumptuous treat for the unswerving architectural lovers. Since 1920, it stands tall and staunchly supports the history of ancient and modern India. It coins the true glory of the haveli through the murals and frescoes.

Well for architecture lovers, these are some of the best architectural treats ready to be served for your plate. Admire it, comment on their splendor from the core of your heart. Along with this, go to the perfect trip planner who will book your accommodation in any of the resorts in Rajasthan.

Get A Glimpse Of The Historical Old Delhi And Its Gardens

Exploring the city of Old Delhi with its rich mix of cultural heritage and nature conservation efforts, one is apt to get lost unless one has one of the 'pucca Dilliwallas' for support. These are the local guides who can tell you more about the city than all the literature you can read.
Things To See:
For starters, one has to see the Humayun's Tomb, Ferozshah Kotla Fort, Jama Masjid, and Mehrauli Archaeological Park if one wants to see at least a small portion of all that there is. Actually, the Old Delhi guided tour is a combination of walks and bicycle rickshaw rides.
In the walled city Chandni Chowk, one witnesses the stupendous works done during the time of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. This takes us back to 1638 A.D. when it all began. One will understand more when one undertakes the walking tour of Delhi, than if one were to ride around in a vehicle.
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When one has the time, one can choose to go for a photo walk or a photo exhibition. There are numerous heritage conservation and eco-conservation trails too each with its own unique experience.
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Other than the bazaar, streets, and shrines of Delhi, a visitor to Delhi must revel in the grandeur of Shahjahanabad built on the banks of the River Yamuna. Use the tour expert to guide and help you discover the treasures in Chandni Chowk.
Here are the main points of visit in an Old Delhi sightseeing tour:
1.    Jama Masjid: Numbering among one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid came into existence during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. It has a courtyard that seats 25,000 people and two minarets each 40 metres high. The red sandstone and white marble in this mosque is spectacular. One also sees three gates and four towers here.


2.    Hauz Khas: The place of interest is the Hauz Khas Lake that includes a lake, a tomb, and a mosque. These were built by the rulers of the Khilji Dynasty. The other notable structure is the Chor Minar where the heads of the robbers were displayed after they were executed.


3.    Mehrauli Archaeological Park: Here you find several historical structures including the tomb of Quli Khan that overlooks the Qutub Minar and the Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb. This park is situated in an area known to have been occupied continously for a thousand years. Another significant site is the tomb of Balban built in 1287 AD. It has the first arch and dome ever built in India.
4.    Kashmiri Gate: This is the northern gate to the historic city of Delhi. You have the Mutiny Memorial built in 1863 and the library established by the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh. Other than that, you have the Indraprastha University and the Red Fort in this area.


5.    Lodi Garden: This city park has several tombs including those of Mohammed Shah and Sikandar Lodi. You can also see the Shisha Gumbad and the Bara Gumbad. The garden is a busy place in the morning for the walkers in Delhi. It lies between the Khan Market and the tomb of Safdarjung.

Be sure to spend some time walking in Delhi, if not for the exercise then only for the beauty of 
the place. And do not be afraid to ask for directions, Delhiites are very friendly.

Two Days In Nuwara Eliya

Visiting Sri Lanka is one of the best decisions I have made in my travel and adventure filled life. My heart still scolds my brain for even entertaining the thought of skipping Nuwara Eliya. I had only a few days leave from work start of February 2016 and I didn’t want to waste them lying around doing nothing. My heart ached to escape to another land. Once I had checked that weather wise February was an ideal time to visit Sri Lanka, my wishes turned into an actual plan. Having just 4 days, I had decided I would spend all my time relaxing and enjoying the beach life. 
My initial plan was to spend two days in Galle and two days in Bentota. It was while I was google searching for the air miles that I needed for my flight that I came across a few pictures of the tea plantations in Sri Lanka. It was then that I realized beaches weren’t the only highlight of the island. One search led to another and before I knew it, I had my mind set upon visiting Nuwara Eliya. The picturesque surroundings and moderate temperature makes it an idea spot for vacationers.

TripAdvisor To The Rescue

As an avid traveler, I have always relied on TripAdvisor and the customer reviews on it. Thankfully I have never been disappointed yet. After spending a considerable amount of time thinking and looking, I finalized Calamander Lake Gregory as my accommodation for the two days I was going to be there. I still pat myself on the back for making this decision. I remember looking at the beautiful Lake Gregory and my cute wooden hut overlooking it on the crisp morning of February 4th. The view from my room was breathtaking. I could also glimpse the lush green tea plantations in the distance. The service at Calamander Lake Gregory was exceptional. There was good speed Free WI-FI access, an electric kettle, a flat screen television and a heating system in the small, yet cozy room. The only downside? The wooden floor creaked way too much.
Fun activities in the city

Horse Riding

Horse riding was quite a popular activity around the Lake Gregory. At first I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to try it out but as soon as I saw the cute horse, I fell in love with it. Turned out to be quite a fun experience riding it.



Speed Boat Drive

There were many paddle boats in the lake but I preferred the speed boat as it looked way more exciting. With fresh breeze slapping your face and water splashing around you, it was a great experience.

Adma Agro Strawberry Farm

Having strawberry waffles, strawberry ice-cream and strawberry shake with a strong scent of strawberries in the air is an experience that no strawberry lover will forget.



Pedro Tea Factory

To stock up on the famous Sri Lankan tea and witness the vast tea plantations, this is a must visit place.

Salmiya Restaurant


Visit the Salmiya restaurant to try out the most delicious pizza and spaghetti in the area.