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10 Amazing Festivals Of The World

10 Amazing Festivals Of The World

Festivals fill our lives with unbounding happiness and joy. It brings the families together. The traditional to go along with the celebrations unites all and everyone enjoys the festival with the crux of its origin. Festivals never fail to create excitement. They have always gathered people far and wide and giving them all a sense of belongingness to one another. Here’s a list of 10 amazing festivals that are celebrated across the globe that you must witness before you die.

1. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro is known as the Carnival capital of the world. It is not only the biggest carnival in the world but is ca benchmark against which other carnivals are compared. Rio carnival is a 5-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. Carnival with all its excesses is celebrated as a profane event could be interpreted as a farewell to all the pleasure of the flesh. It is celebrated in the month of February.

2. Chinese New Year, China: This is also known as the Spring festival or Lunar New Year. This festival is centuries old and gains significance because of the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was the time to honor the deities as well as the ancestors.

3. Rio de Janeiro Mud festival, South Korea: This festival is celebrated during the summer season in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats and is taken to the Daecheon beach area. The mud is rich in minerals and is used to manufacture cosmetics. Mud pools, mud slides, mud skiing competitions are held too.

4. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin, China: This is the largest Ice and Snow festival in the world which is celebrated in Harbin in China. The festival starts on 5th and lasts for a month. While ice and snow sculptures are erected throughout the city, these are exhibited at Sun Island and Ice and snow world.

5. White nights Festival, St.Peteresburg Russia: This festival is organized by St.Petersburg, Russia; which begins in May and ends in July. The “Stars of the White nights is a series of classical ballet, opera and orchestral performances at the Mariinsky concert hall. There are daily evening shows during the festival. Sometimes some performances are scheduled in the morning and noon too.

6. Di de los muertos, Mexico: This is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico by the Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gathering of friends and family to pray and remember the friends and family who have died and help support their spiritual journey. The celebration takes place from October 3rd to November 2nd. Favorite foods and beverages of the departed are brought to honor the dead ones.

7. Holi, India: It is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India, also known as festival of colors. It emphasizes the significance of good over evil. People here meet and play, laugh and enjoy, forget and forgive and is celebrated as a thanks giving for a good harvest. It is celebrated somewhere between end of February and mid-March.

8. Carnival of Venice, Italy: This Venetian carnival tradition is most famous festival for its distinctive masks. It is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The festival is said to have started from a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica” against the Patriarch of Aquileia. In the honor of this victory people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square. Ever since then people have followed this custom. It is common for people to attend the carnival wearing elaborate costumes with masks.

9. Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan: It is an annual event celebrated in Taiwan. During this festival thousands of lanterns light over Pingxi district in Taiwan. The fireworks ceremony is an important one too. The fireworks display was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingxi Sky lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner.

10. La Tomatina, Spain: This is an annual festival held in the Valencian town of Bunol in Spain, in which participants throw tomatoes on one another and get involved in the tomato fight purely for entertainment purpose. It is held on the last Wednesday of August. Usually the fight lasts for an hour after which the whole town square is covered with tomato paste. Fire trucks then hose down the streets and participants often use hoses that locals provide to remove the tomato paste from their bodies.

Festivals are celebrated across the globe for different reasons and with different purposes.
But the underlying fact that they bring people and traditions closer can never be denied.


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15 Things Not To Miss In Thailand

15 Things Not To Miss In Thailand

Thailand is a South East Asian country. It is well known for the tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Thailand has a lot to offer to all the types of travelers and budgets.
Here’s a list of top 15 places one mustn’t miss in Thailand.

1. Bangkok’s Grand Palace: This dazzling spectacular landmark was built in 1782 and has been the house of the Thai king for 150 years. The beautiful architecture and intricate details is a salute to the craftsmanship of Thai people.

2. Damnoen Sadauk floating market: This is a world famous floating market and the bustling scene is a timeless snapshot of the exotic Thailand. You will be taken in traditional long-tailed boats and be allowed to trade with the locals. A once in lifetime experience indeed!

3. Golden Triangle: This area is full of beautiful natural scenery and ancient temples. This is a whole new feeling unlike those of beaches and waterfalls.

4. Elephant Nature Park: This is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project. It is located in the Northern Thailand. The elephants are protected and are provided with good health, loved and respected and not overworked or abused. Visit this place to see whole new perspective of elephant rearing.

5. White temple of Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun is better known as “The White Temple” is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. This was built to be the center of learning and meditation for people to gain from the Buddhist teachings.

6. Khao Yai National Park: It’s located at 3 hours from Bangkok. This UNESCO world heritage site which is rich in biodiversity, lush mountainous landscape, fertile valleys and waterfalls is blissful and magical.

7. Boat tour in Phang Nga Bay: Located in the north of Phuket is Phang Nga. A boat ride to the hundreds of limestone cliffs rising over the sea and witnessing the sea gypsies’ way of life will leave you stunned.

8. Ayutthya Historical Park: Ayutthya was strategically located on an island surrounded by the rivers connecting the city on the sea. Once an important center of global diplomacy and commerce, it is now an archeological ruin, characterized by the remains of tall prang and Buddhist monasteries which flaunts the splendor of its architecture.

9. Kohlanta Island: This Island is a serene, happy, soulful place. It is known for its diving and long white beaches. The calm, real and culturally rich remains cater to the tastes and budgets of everyone alike.

10. Monkey temples of Lopburi: Monkeys are the cynosure at Lopburi. Keep your eyes open for monkeys on the sidewalks, on the cars, or on the wires above. Enjoy your playful outing with these monkeys just outside the monkey temple.

11. Bo sang Umbrella village: This is a must-see place for those who are fond of art and handicrafts. The artists in this village meticulously hand paint all the decorations onto the umbrellas and on any item that you hand over to them. Watch in awe as these artisans make the beautiful umbrellas that you can take back home as a mark of remembrance.

12. Sunday Night Walking Street, Chiang Mai: This market also called as the waling street or Sunday market is located in the center of Chiang Mai. You can visit market on Sundays between 4PM till and midnight. Tourist and locals are found to be engrossed in trading their goods. This market comes to life when all the street entertainers perform. This street will surely give you a festive feel amidst the lot of hustle-bustle.

13. Old Sukhothai Historical Park: This Park is located in the beautiful setting of lawns, lakes and trees in Northern Thailand. The whole park is divided into five zones. North, west, east, south and central. The central zone is the royal part of the city. The lotus covered ponds, canals, tress and other greenery are sure you leave their image in your mind forever.

14. Tiger Kingdom: You get to play with tigers here under the supervision of the trainers. You get to interact with the young ones and the adults too. A must visit for cat lovers.

15. Long Neck Hill tribe Villages: Visiting one of the numerous Karen long neck villages in Thailand is one of the most exotic experiences on this planet. The Karen women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms and shins. These tribes live a rugged, tedious and simple lifestyle, but the fruits of their labor are colorful and very lively.

If you want to get lost in the mesmerizing beauty that Thailand has to offer, it’s right thing to do because the beauty will rejuvenate you and recharge you batteries.


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Dubai Tour Package from Mumbai

Dubai with Abu Dhabi City Tour – 5 Nights 6 Days

Land Package Inclusions

  • 5 Night Stay at 3-Star, Versailles Hotel (or similar) with Breakfast  [Twin Sharing]
  • Return Airport Transfers on Private
  • Half Day Dubai City Tour on SIC
  • Desert safari with BBQ Dinner on Land Crusier pick up ( on sharing basis )
  • Dhow Cruise with Dinner ( Transfer on sharing basis )
  • Aquaventure with Lost Chambers – One way by Monorail
  • Abu Dhabi city tour with Ferrari world entrance (General) tickets + Yas Water park entrance tickets + English speaking guide assistance on private basis
  • VISA
  • Ok To Board
  • All Taxes

 

 

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Dubai Tour package from INDIA – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh

4 Nights 5 Days Dubai Tour Package :

Land Package Inclusions

ü    4 Night Stay at 3-Star, Versailles Hotel or Similar, Breakfast

ü    Return Airport Transfers on SIC

ü    Half Day Dubai City Tour on SIC
Desert safari with BBQ Dinner on Land Crusier pick up ( on sharing basis )

ü    Dhow Cruise with Dinner ( Transfer + Dhow on sharing basis )

ü    VISA

ü    Ok To Board

ü    All Taxes

Hotels Offered  : 

  • Versailles Hotel
  • Rainbow Hotel
  • Smana Al Raffa Hotel

A Lifetime Trip  can be customized Holiday tour packages for Dubai as per your needs from delhi, mumbai, jaipur, ahmedabad, pune, chennai, bangalore, hyderabad, kolkata.

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Dubai Tour Package | Dubai Shopping Festival

Plan your trip to #Dubai this January !

Enjoy “Dubai Shopping Festival 2014” in Dubai !

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Discounted Phuket Holiday Tour Package ! Explore Phuket 6 Nights only INR 35999*

Explore Phuket 6 Nights- Book by 30th June 2013

Offer valid till travel period 15th July 2013-15th Sept 2013

 

Package Cost- INR 35999 per person on twin sharing basis

Inclusions

Roundtrip Economy-class airfare on Thai Airlines

Current applicable airport taxes

Accommodation for 6 Nights in Phuket at Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Breakfast included

Return airport transfers

1 hour Aroma Massage

Free late check out till 5:00pm

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