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How to get the best deals on hotels and resorts

You don’t need to spend hell lot of money for a hotel room.There are tricks and tips you can use to find the best deals on hotels and resorts for your trips. Everyone will look for the best deals on hotels and resorts while traveling. Bringing down the cost of stay would be the necessity of a budget traveler. There is no special magic for finding the best deal. I will tell you how to find the best deals on hotels and resorts. So let’s see the tips one by one and try which all will work for us. Signup for the alerts on price drops Rather than searching how to get the best hotel deals online, try to find the websites that will work for you.There are websites which will alert you by mail or message for the price drops or best deals. We can’t keep an eye on hotel deals all the time, so any price drops will be notified. Websites like Hotels.com and Kayak are best in this since they won’t flood your inbox. …

What is the best travel breakfast

What is the best travel breakfast ?

A very simple question, but which can lead to a debate topic between readers. I am not going to address this question very specifically with some general suggestions. The mode of traveling will also have some role in our breakfast. If you are doing a road trip, things can vary from a luxury travel. Let’s consider we are backpacking and see how we can plan the best travel breakfast. You can carry the below mentioned food items which will be very handy. Rolled oats. Dry Fruits and Nuts. Rolled Omelet with 3 eggs.( depends on your hunger level ) Milk/Water in Bottle. Fruits like Apple/Banana. You don’t need to carry this for all your road trips. You can manage it from the nearest town/city through where you will be passing to reach your destination. Rolled oats, Image credits: prevention.com There can be chances to stay in a remote place and find it difficult to locate a hotel or restaurant. This portable food items will help you in those situations. Suppose you are already traveling with …

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Things You Should Know About Tibetan Prayer Flags

Nowadays I am seeing people are hanging some decoration on their bike’s handle especially on bikes which used for leh ladakh trips. I was in search of more details about this hanging decoration. When I have seen this for the very first time, like everyone, I also thought these are just pieces of clothes with some words on it. Later I came to know, It is nothing but the Tibetan Prayer Flags. The sad part of hanging this flags on bike is, most of the people really don’t know the real purpose of having it on their bike. Those prayer flags you’ve hung on your bike are not just some fancy accessory. Everything right from the color to the words on the flags has a deeper meaning. A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags essentially carry our prayers via the wind to get them answered. The objective of …

Latest travel trends in 2017

World’s top travel trends in 2017

Like every niche, travel niche also undergoing trends. Nowadays people started traveling in their terms, no well written structure or plans for travel. So many forms of traveling is evolved over the years like Glampacker , Couchsurfing and all. This article is mainly compiled for sharing the travel trends happening around the world with my readers. Let’s see the new travel trends in 2017.   Travel the world through WWOOF How about travel the world by doing some volunteering ? Not a joke ! Actually you can do that. WWOOF is an international program that allows you to travel the world, with food/accommodations covered, in exchange for volunteer work. WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. The community would like to address the volunteer as WWOOFer who will live alongside with their host helping with daily tasks and experiencing life as a farmer. WWOOF is a very big community with the participation of more …

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Cochin tramway (Chalakudy tramway) where the history sleeps

I think it’s been months, that I didn’t cover anything for the history buffs. Most of the recent articles were on the hills stations and travel tips. Yesterday I did get a chance to read about another wonderful destination for the history seekers. It’s nothing other than our Cochin State Forest Tramway. For most of you it might not be a new information, but I am trying to share the knowledge about this to my fellow travelers People who are planning to visit Athirappilly waterfalls and Vazhachal can easily cover the Chalakudy tramway. The rail lines cuts across the Western Ghats, went through lush green forests, crossed streams and rivers and was considered to be a scenic and enjoyable journey. Cochin State Forest Tramway Cochin state forest tramway was meter gauge railway line constructed between Parambilkulam wildlife Sanctuary in Palakkad and Chalakudy in Thrissur. The total length of the tramway is about 49.5 miles (approximately 79.5 kilometers). This total length is covering 3 sections, first section covers the Chalakudy – Anapantham with a length of …

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Cowboy Park Mattupetty, a funzone at Munnar

I know that the charming beauty of Munnar is not a new thing to write upon. When the British visited Munnar, they found one more thing other than the soothing climate. It was none other than the magic of Munnar for Tea plants. Rest is history. Now travelers have one more reason to celebrate. A new park is opened at Mattupetty, Munnar for the fun and adventure activities. Mattupetty is a hill station in Munnar at an altitude of 1700 meters. Madupetty (Mattupetty) also known as Switzerland of Kerala, a small village nearby Munnar famous for storage concrete gravity dam, Kundala Lake and highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss livestock project. Cowboy Park Mattupetty Cowboy Park of Mattupetty is all set to receive tourists across the globe. The new park is a joint venture of Kerala Hydel Tourism Centre (KHTC), a subsidiary of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Fun Factory group. The Cowboy Park is situated near to the boating center of Sun Moon Valley Park of Mattupetty which sprawls across 15 acres. …

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Government to roll out e-passport with electronic chips in India

Indian government has decided to roll out e-passport with electronic chips and bio-metric details. The Ministry of External Affairs will roll out chip-embedded e-passports, which can be incorporated with passports ensuring the information can be verified electronically. The e-passport is likely to secure the data and curb the menace of fake passports. An e-Passport contains an electronic chip that holds the same information printed on the passport’s data page. The government eased the rules for obtaining passports for various categories, including single mothers, orphans, sadhus and adopted children on December 23, 2016. The important changes in rules were put in place, after considering various requests and demands from different groups of people. The process of getting the duplicate passport also will be easy when it comes to e-passport. More than half of the nations across the globe, including Germany, Italy and Ghana already have bio-metric e-passports. What is Bio-metric passport? Biometric passports are commonly known as digital passports or e-passports. Biometric passport is a combined paper and electronic passport that consist of biometric information to …

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Kakkathuruthu, The best place for sunset in the world by NatGeo

Kerala is known for its rustic beauty and an incredibly picturesque landscape, verdant hills and quiet backwaters, which attract tourists from across the world. The small island of Kakkathuruthu in Kerala’s backwaters has made it to a select list of stunning destinations across the world compiled by the National Geographic magazine. To be at Kakkathuruthu at sunset is considered as one of the best destination in the world by the National Geographic’s travel magazine ‘Around the World in 24 Hours’, a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots across the world. Now you might be wondering how this tiny island which is almost 75km from Kochi airport has become world famous. It’s a small island surrounded by backwaters waters near Eramallur. There are no bridges from this Island to the mainland and thus it’s an isolated island. Kakkathuruthu is accessible only by boat. The main feature is that there are no tarred roads. All roads within the island is lean and are not constructed properly. Kayal, The real Island retreat In this tiny island we have Kayal, …