Sunday, May 24, 2015

Top 5 Benefits of Traveling in a Group

Leisure traveling is always exciting and fun. Discovering unknown lands and cultures fills us with an eager anticipation, besides giving us unforgettable memories to treasure and share with loved ones.
Traveling in a group has greater advantages than traveling alone. Singular travel can be extremely therapeutic for those deliberately seeking it, but for those traveling for fun and holiday, nothing can beat the enjoyment of being in a group. Human beings are inherently social animals and one of the greatest joys is the one of sharing. Traveling in a group enhances this joy in several ways and makes for a memorable trip together. This also allows for many other advantages in a tour.

Here, we explore the benefits of traveling in and how it can add a lot more value to our journeys to new places.

1.  Taking selfies of oneself and posting them on social sites is gratifying, but in a group we share the moments “live” with loved ones, be it family or friends. Posting such pictures is far more enjoyable, as many can relate to it and certainly makes for more “likes” than otherwise.

2.  Traveling in group helps us overcome our small fears or inhibitions for discovering unknown things. Not all of us would be comfortable walking into a dance lounge or nightclub, even though these are the norm in several foreign lands. However as a part of a small group, those who are shy can easily visit such places and take those memories home.

3.  Traveling without tasting local cuisine is truly a waste of a trip. However, not all countries or cultures offer us the kind of palate we are used to and this deters many of us from trying out their fare. As a group, we can visit local eateries and order several different dishes, thus, allowing discovery of new food, with the back-up of “safe” dishes, should some not like the former.

4. Local travel can sometimes be difficult to arrange or may seem dangerous, to newcomers. In a group, people can easily arrange for transportation, such as taxis, etc, without the fear of sharing these with strangers. This helps one in taking full advantage of a tour to see tangential sights, not included in a tour and check out local areas, for shopping, culture, etc.

5. One of the greatest benefits of traveling in a group is that it allows us to overcome long hours and tedious plane/bus rides with company. Imagine having to spend 10 to 12 hours in planes and airports alone! While traveling in a group, one can pass the time with fun games, antakshari etc. This alleviates the boredom and adds a festive air to the trip.

Traveling for a holiday is best enjoyed in a group. Kesari Tours is India’s leading Group travel organizer, with a repute that is unmatched for itinerary and in-house sumptuous meals, besides some of the most experienced and professional tour leaders. Group travel with Kesari, takes on a different hue, as the company provides some excellent events and entertainment for group members, while on tour. Above all, prices at Kesari are transparent and “All Inclusive, with no hidden costs or add-ons!

Give your family or friends circle a treat and book a tour with Kesari to experience a memorable trip that will be the talking point for years to come.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

10 Places to visit in India on a Budget

Have you ever imagined going to the most exotic places in India in what you call as the ‘month end savings’? As vast and as diverse as our country is, it is also very affordable. If planned properly you can travel almost half of India even when you are a miser who likes to budget everything. Here are 10 places one can visit on a budget.
1.  Lonavala & Khandala
Lonavala also called the Jewel of the Sahayadri Hills is located on the Mumbai- Pune express highway .Just 5kms away is Khandala.  It is a favourite spot for all the Mumbaikars as well as the Bollywood filmmakers. Walk through the mist- clad, shimmering waterfalls, enjoy the freshness of the moist earth and abundance of scenic beauty not spending more than Rs. 6000 on hotel, food and transport.

2.  Kodiakanal
Food here in Kodaikanal is amazingly affordable, be it chicken or the South Indian cuisine you can eat a hell lot of food just by spending Rs. 200 and staying here is also not a great deal as you can book hotel rooms here which are not too expensive. This place located at the south of Palani Hills is covered in thick forests and waterfalls. It is not very difficult to reach there as bus and train are easily available.

3.  Goa
Goa known for its beautiful beaches have visitors all over the world, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. A mix of peaceful relaxation but also buzzing activity, which goes into making a fabulous place.

4.  Jaipur
A one day trip to Jaipur can be amazingly good and satisfying. The architectural beauty of the Pink City offers great peace and tranquillity after which you can move towards your final destination.

5.  Darjeeling
If you plan to travel to Darjeeling with your family you can book economical Holiday Homes a month prior to your trip. Journey can be done by train or by bus from Siliguri to Darjeeling. The town is endowed with rich cultural history, natural resources and due to its pleasant climate all year round, Darjeeling can be one of the best places to visit.

6.  Leh Ladakh
There are a number of attractions at Leh Ladakh which are filled with extreme pristine beauty. It is well known for its monasteries, mountain peaks and wildlife safaris. With regard to accommodation, Ladakh offers several options from family run establishments, to guest houses to budget hotel rooms in monasteries.

7.  Varanasi
Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi is one of India’s seven holy cities. The Ghats of this city are spiritually enlightening and fantastically photogenic. Staying there is very affordable as rooms in aashrams and dharamshalas are easily available.

8.  Amritsar
The place where belief and faith is more important than money. Golden Temple, one of the holiest places of worship makes your stay worth at Amritsar. One can stay at the Gurudwara by paying a minimal amount.

9.  Kerala
All worries disappear as you sit back and drift past riverbanks lined with coconut trees, verdant paddy fields and colourful lotuses. The Backwaters of Kerala are a bliss. Most houseboat trips start from Alleppey and are quite affordable.

10.  Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer also known as the Golden City of India, is a land of fascinating sand dunes, magnificent havelis and stunning Jain Temples. It is located in the midst of the scenic Thar Desert. You can check out the Jaisalmer fort or visit the Desert National Park all at very low prices.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

15 Reasons to Travel to Canada Alaska

The state of Alaska that lies in the northwest extreme of North American Continent is known for its Freshness, Freedom and Farness. The people in Alaska & Canada are ordinary people with extraordinary dreams, just like the place is extraordinarily beautiful. Here are 15 reasons why one should visit Canada Alaska at least once in their life time.

1. Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls is a series of three awe- inspiring waterfalls situated on the border of Canada’s Ontario and the United States New York.  In recent years Niagara Falls has developed as a popular destination for family and adventure vacations.

2. The Alaska Highway: Witness the 1,500- mile Alaska Highway, which crosses British Columbia and the Yukon for most of its route. The most difficult thing about travelling the Alaska Highway is deciding where to stop and what to gawk at. It offers you the best road trip of your life with breath-taking scenic views.

3. Anchorage Museum: One of the top 10 most visited attractions in Alaska, the Anchorage Museum is a world-class art, history and science museum. Its collections offer an overview of Alaska’s rich history and an introduction to its varied culture.

4. Montreal: Explore the museums, parks and attractions that make Montreal and Quebec City some of the most diverse, beautiful and exciting places in Canada. Basilique Notre-Dame is a place you definitely need to visit if you are in Canada.

5. Denali and Kenai Fjords National Park: Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one common ribbon of road. It is home to the untamed landscapes and wildlife, providing visitors a relaxing place to return to after a day of hiking, white-water rafting or touring. At the edge of Kenai Peninsula lies a land where ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield

6. Tracy Arm Fjord: A cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska allows you to awe at the landscape carved by glaciers with hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the 3000-foot granite wall. You will have ample time to admire a few native animals as you cruise through this port.

7. Northern Lights: It is a beautiful and mysterious experience to view the Northern Lights where bright, energetic curtains of yellow, red, green or even purple light brighten the night skies regularly. This location provides a terrific balance of occurrence, frequency and activity.

8. Vancouver: Situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean Vancouver is known for its majestic landscapes that present a natural playground letting us go through scenic parks and snow ski in the mountains. Vancouver is one of the most popular places to visit in Canada. 

9. Mendenhall Glacier: The glacier caves are best viewed in the spring when most of the snow at low elevations is gone and the nearby lake is still frozen. It feels like you have reached the heavens but oh no you are actually at the Mendenhall Glacier which stretches 12 miles.

10. Ottawa: Located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau, and Rideau rivers in south eastern Ontario, Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Running right through the heart of the city, the Rideau Canal is Ottawa’s star attraction. In winter the Canal becomes the world’s largest ice skating ring. 

11. Inside Passage: Cruise the Alaska Inside Passage and enjoy Alaska’s pristine beauty including the Hubbard Glacier and rain forests. 

12. Alaska Native Heritage Center: It is the gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska's native culture, language, heritage and tradition.

13. Flightsee tour: The best way to see Alaska is from an airplane and there may be no better way to get close to the face of Mt. McKinley. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Alaska’s scenic highlights on a flightseeing tour. 

14. Bear viewing tour & Whales: Strong, unbridled, and nomadic, bears are perhaps the ultimate symbol of the Alaskan wild. And seeing a Bear, if even for a fleeting moment, is a rare and magical experience. But going bear viewing at Brooks River Falls is an entirely different experience. There are eight species of whales that frequent the waters of Alaska.

15. Alaska’s Climate & Culture: Alaska’s summer is as divine as it looks in all the postcards. If you enjoy the outdoors winter is a beautiful time of the year- when you’ll be outside with picture perfect low angle light and an Alpenglow that illuminates the sky. The native cultures of Alaska are wonderfully rich both in their similarities and diversity.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Travelling around the South East - Fun & Entertainment Unlimited

Generally one would not have places of the South East of Asia on their bucket list but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most visited regions in the world. A perfect holiday destination for wanderers. The best part about south east is that it doesn’t dig a hole in your pocket, right from inexpensive shopping to the best of cuisines. Mainland South East Asia – Thailand, Hong Kong Macau, Malaysia and Singapore – offer some of the safest and friendliest semi-exotic travel around, for people of all budgets and ages and are well-known for its perfect beaches, tasty cuisine, low prices, and good air connections - these countries have it all.

Thailand – The unique part about this land, is that it has been described as the land of smiles even though the cities are always buzzing. With the beaches that it has, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent times. From mountains in the northern parts to beaches in Phuket, everything you ask for is what you’ll get in Thailand.

Singapore – One of the most developed countries not only in the south east but also in the world. It is the 5th most visited city by international tourist arrivals. Its verdant parks, world-class zoos, luxurious hotels and historical structures are some of the favourite tourist attractions in Singapore.

Malaysia – One of the most underrated destinations in the southeast. Though it doesn’t have a night life as great as compared to Bali and its other counter parts, Malaysia has been one of the most suited destinations for good Hollywood & Bollywood projects. From the PETRONAS Tower to the Sepang circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia brings all tourist and motor fans together which makes it one of the most visited city in Malaysia.

Hong Kong & Macau – Considered as one of the best modern day destinations, it has a culture and heritage like no other on earth: brimming with tradition yet thriving on modernity; blends Chinese and Portuguese cultures and emerging as a unique tourist destination. Apart from this, Macau is fascinating with ancient history, historic cathedrals and ancient Macanese.

South East Asia boasts a unique fusion all of its own that blends a variety of religions & cultures that makes it a popular destination for experienced travellers.