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Swing at the end of the world, largest swing in South America is located 8500 feet

Swinging is a fun and you would have enjoyed a lot when you were kid. Getting on a swing as an adult is just as fun and thrill. But this South American country will surely give you an adventurous and breath taking experience on a swing. Known as the Swing at the end of the world, the largest swing in South America is located 8,500-feet high in the Andes mountains in Central Ecuador. The instructor at the platform tells riders to shout as they fly through the air so that they don’t experience any chest pain. The swing, which hangs over a steep slope, is overlooking the beautiful terrain of Mt. Tungurahua Volcano.It’s amazing and pretty when the clouds are clear so you can see the volcano. Tungurahua is an active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. The volcano gives its name to the province of Tungurahua. The cab to this place will cost you $10 and it’s paying that money for such an amazing ride as well. Falling would probably mean death, …

Australia announces online visa applications for Indians from July

Australia Announced Online Visa Application Facility For Indians

The Australian government announced that Indian nationals can apply for a visitor visa online starting July 1. Australia’s Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Alex Hawke, said the online application option would make applying for the country’s visitor visas easier and enhance the experience for Indians. There has been a significant increase in demand for Australian visas in India with the rising popularity of Australia as a holiday destination, an official statement said. In the first four months of 2017 alone, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection granted more than 65,000 visitor visas to Indian nationals. “Online lodgement for visitor visa applications is a significant enhancement that will benefit Indian applicants seeking to visit Australia as tourists or business visitors, or those wanting to reconnect with family and friends,” Hawke said. It will offer benefits like 24/7 accessibility, electronic payment of the visa application charge and the ability to check the status of applications lodged online, all through the department’s ImmiAccount portal. “Being able to check the status of an application online, as …

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Monsoon ride at Athirappilly for 1000 RS

Kerala Tourism Department has introduced a new monsoon package for the travelers. A jungle safari of 12 hours through Athirappilly – Sholayar forest route. The Jungle will safari will start by 8 AM and end will come to an end by around 7 PM. Thumboormuzhi, Athirappilly, Charppa Waterfalls, Vazhachal, Peringalkuthu, Anakkayam and Sholayar dam will be covered during the trip. Athirappilly Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls of Kerala. Athirappilly and Vazhachal are on the Chalakudy River , which originates from the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. A monsoon ride through the Athirappilly route which is enriched with green lush landscapes will be a true feast for the eyes. Breakfast and lunch & other snacks are already included in the monsoon package.Each traveler will get Bag and an umbrella as freebies for joining the trip. There will be a Bharat Benz bus will be arranged for the travel arrangements which won’t disappoint you in terms of comfort. Here is the short information about the places that are covering during the trip. Thumboormuzhi …

Master collection of top travel blogs

Master Collection of world’s best travel blogs

PART 1: General Travel Blog Categories SOLO MAN TRAVEL BLOGS Nomadic Matt – Everyone knows Nomadic Matt – a nomad, vagabond, and NYT best selling author of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”. Expert Vagabond – Matthew Karsten is an adventure travel addict, photographer and great storyteller. His curiosity of the world took him to many places around the globe. For the last 4 years he shares his entertaining stories, beautiful images, and useful travel tips with us. Chris Guillebeau – On his blog The Art Of Non-Conformity, Chris is sharing unconventional strategies and stories on life, work, and travel. His recipe for happiness is simple – Live the life you want, not the way other expect. True Nomads – Justin Carmack travels and dives for a living. Permanent nomad, he believes that travel should be a lifestyle, not a vacation. Nomadic Samuel – A blog by Samuel Jeffery, a travel blogger and YouTuber. For over 8 years he is trotting the world sharing quirky travel stories and photos along the way. …

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Top 5 new hill stations in kerala that you shouldn’t miss

Hill stations are always captivating to travelers with it’s climate and scenic beauty. Mountains will always call us into that misty valleys and curvy roads which is undoubtedly a temptation for nomads. The best part of hill stations are , we won’t feel the repetition of visiting the same destination again and again. Every time it will be a different experience all together, different people, different time, different situations etc. How it will be,  If I can suggest you some least exposed hill stations in Kerala ? Here are some of the recently explored hill stations in Kerala, which are not commercialized that much. Phantom Kettu, Munnar Phantom head peak is one among the new hill stations in Kerala, situated almost 7000 feet from sea level. From the Anaerangal Camp one has to travel almost 6kms through the off road route to reach the peak point. The road is narrow enough where hardly a jeep can manage in one direction The left turn from the Pappathi Chola (A water stream’s name) route will lead us to the …

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The phantom’s head which nobody have seen in munnar

The best quality I have seen with travelers are their interest in exploring the new meadows for them. Traveling will never make you disappointed if you are visiting strange and unknown places. This time I am introducing yet another hill station in south India which most of you might not have added in your travel bucket. Phantom’s head peak, the name itself is rare for a hill station that too in south India. Anyway, Phantom’s head is a very good place for the nomads who loves nature & photography. Phantom’s head is also as beautiful as Meesipulimala and Kolukkumalai having more than 7000 feet altitude from sea level. View from Phantom’s head peak The off-road journey and trekking will make you in love with the Western Ghats. Phantom’s head is also known as “Phantom Kettu” in that locality. Keep this in mind which will be highly useful if you have plans to visit. Usually travelers will prefer staying in Anaerangal Camp for visiting the peak of phantom’s head. This is yet another amazing experience which …

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 …

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 …