Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kolkata and the Bridges

If you travel the entire Indian subcontinent you may come across various landscapes and natural beauty that catches your eyes. But you may not be satisfied to see the modern urban development compared to most of your countries. Then as you visit the hoogly river an extension of the ganges you find something truely spectacular the Howrah and the hoogly bridges connecting Howrah with kolkata. The howrah bridge was built by the british and is over 100 years old while the hoogly bridge was built and launched in 10th october 1992. The hoogly bridge also called the Vidyasagar setu has more modern look and it truely is an engineering marvel. Go to Princep ghat where you can get a good glimpse of the Hoogly bridge. However for a view of the Howrah bridge you need to go to Millenium park. from both these places you have ferry services connecting to parts of calcutta and Howrah.
The Hoogly Bridge also called Vidyasagar Setu.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mountain Travel tips

If you are planning to go for  a mountain travel experience or a convenient. Remember most of us stay in places close to the river and we sometimes find it very difficult to adopt to the hilly areas and as a result of this the trip becomes less enjoyable and more of a burden. so follow these steps to stay well and enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountain and the valeys.

1) Always carry enough water when you go for mountain hiking and even visiting hilly areas. Remember that at high altitudes oxygen level is very less and your body uses most of its energy pretty fast than usual. So water can be used to restore minerals and vitamins from time to time keeping ou energized.

2) While going uphill or downhill in a car or bus, some of us have a tendency to feel sick and vomit and even suffer from nausea. If you are such a person then carry some cloves and place it in your mouth when you feel like vomiting. I gurantee that you will never vomit.

3) Going for mountain sightseeing means it ts obvious that your skin will get dry from time to time. Always carry moisturizers and cream to soothen you skin from getting rough.

4) While travelling in mountain areas apart from travelling in cars and buses you also have to walk long distances iin very rugged terrain. So it is very essential to carry a good pair of shoes to make you more comfortable while travelling. Please don't wear sleepers , if you take my advise i like wearing woodland shoes.

5) Lastly if you suffer from asthma or any other heart disease it is mandatory for you to carry your inhaler and take necessary medications from time to time. Also don't forget to carry a good set of sunglasses as the rays of the sun at high altitude have more UV than at ground level.

If you follow these steps then mountain journeys and travelling will not be hctic for you anymore.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Inside palace on wheels
If you want to experience Rajasthan like a maharaja, being a maharaja, that too moving and never stagnent then you should definitely opt for PALACE ON WHEELS. It is the most luxurious train originally built by the maharaja of Mewar. The train has been modified to meet the modern day requirements. The fully air conditioned train comes with two restaurents inside and a bar. The workers are at your service 24*7. The trip starts from Delhi and returns to the same in 7 days. Along the whole week it covers Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mewar, Agra etc. Truely riding the palace on wheels is a ride of a lifetime. Tariffs starts at $450 and upward inclusive of all sightseeing and fooding. Extra charges for drinks in the lounge bar.  To know more please visit