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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 …

Athirappilly Waterfalls

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 …

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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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Now you can travel in dreams too with Lucid Dreamer

Think of an opportunity that you can travel in your dreams. Not just dreaming alone, you can even control something in that dream with your knowledge. How many of you will travel to your favorite destination if you can dream like this? In this article I am sharing my new knowledge on a dreaming device which we will help us for lucid dreaming.According to the company, 77% chance of lucid dreaming which allow us to do whatever we want in our dreams. Most of the time, we dream without the knowledge that we are dreaming. Becoming lucid in a dream is the realization that what’s happening isn’t real. Before starting your travel dreams, let me take some of your time to give an idea about the lucid dreaming. Then we can dream together! Don’t forget to greet me when we meet each other in same place. What is Lucid Dreaming As per the Wikipedia definition, A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer may …

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Cowboy Park at Mattupetty is ready for adventures

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. Kerala is witnessing yet another Hydel Tourism Project after the Kakkayam Dam Project, Calicut. The Cowboy Park is situated near to the boating center of Sun Moon Valley Park of Mattupetty which sprawls across 15 acres. Mattupetty is a hill station in Munnar at an altitude of 1700 meters. Mattupetty is also known as ‘cattle village’, the name which came from the famous Indo Swiss farm project or Livestock project. In Mattupetty you can enjoy the greenish valleys and feel the fabulous climate around. The main attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake here. What all adventures are waiting for you? The Cowboy Park is offering very good entertainment & adventure programs for youngsters & Kids 12D theater with 13 special effects, Adventure zone with 100 meter zip lining, Multi-play area for kids, Cricket …

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Mumbai’s first under flyover garden in Matunga

The city which never sleeps now have something to offer in green environment. This should be really appreciated especially in a busy, bustling city like Mumbai.The area under a flyover have completely turned into a picturesque garden called Nanalal D Mehta Garden.This 600-metre stretch has greenery and rock formations and is a perfect respite from the busy city just outside its gates. Since it has opened last week, neighbouring citizens, kids, families and even those from other areas seem to have made this spot their hangout. The area was a kind of empty stretch, with hawkers, squatters and taxi drivers which the citizens of Matunga wanted to convert as a place where they can hang out and enjoy. The fund raised through crowd sourcing helped them to keep the area clean and green with the help of securities. After the some approval things have changed to a new dimension. The dreams got wings! After two long years of ground work, Garden is ready. It is based on the Narmada theme and the pathway of the …

Kumbha Mela at Kashmir after long 75 years

Kumbha Mela at Kashmir after long 75 years

Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits have gathered in a Kumbh Mela, which was held after a gap of 75 years in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.Dashar Maha Kumbha was organised on the confluence of sacred rivers Sindhu and Vitasta in Ganderbal district of Kashmir after a period of 75 years, in which thousands of Kashmiri Pandits have participated.The Kumbh was organised in Waskoora tehsil of Ganderbal district, Convenor of Maha Kumbh Celebration Committee (MKCC) Here is the concise information about Kumbha Mela for those who are hearing it for the first time. What is Kumbha Mela ? Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas. The Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Allahabad Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha and the Ujjain Simhastha, although priests at other places have also claimed their local fairs to be Kumbh Melas.Bathing in these rivers is thought to cleanse a person of all sins. The exact date of Kumbh …

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Indian Railways to plant 5 crore saplings before the onset of monsoon

India’s third largest employer, The Indian Railways is planning for another historic initiative before the onset of monsoon this year. It has come up with an ambitious project of planting 5 crore saplings all over the country with the help of Environmental Ministry. The saplings needed to be planted right before the onset of Monsoon so as to facilitate effective growth. The monsoon rain will also allow the saplings to grow quickly. The varieties are yet to be finalized and this will be region specific. Mostly different varieties of Neem, Pilkhan, Jamun, etc will be planted on the land owned by the Railways including on both sides of the tracks. The task needs to be done cautiously not to block the tracks as well. The corresponding State governments and certain NGOs will also assist the Railways for the maintenance of this dream project. An MoU has already been signed with the Environment Ministry for the exercise of planting of saplings. The Environment Directorate of Railway ministry, which has been formed as a separate directorate recently last …