Long long ago, in a land called Hindustan, reigned a dynasty of Kings as cultured as they were courageous... It isn't that they were without fault â€“ they could be cruel and cunning warriors â€“ but they were also men of exceptionally good taste, and blessed with the bountiful means to express their vision, they built a splendid empire of beauty, knowledge and grace beyond any known before.
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Australiaâ€™s Aboriginal people were thought to have arrived here by boat from South East Asia during the last Ice Age, at least 50,000 years ago. At the time of European discovery and settlement, up to one million Aboriginal people lived across the continent as hunters and gatherers. They were scattered in 300 clans and spoke 250 languages and 700 dialects. Each clan had a spiritual connection wit
But enough of diving crazies â€“ what are the best spots in the world? The following represents some of the places I have been to and the rest are on my list of things to do whilst thereâ€™s still air in my tank:
1. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
India's hospitality attracts people from across the globe. So it's not surprising that leading hotels from India have grabbed top slots among the world's best hotels' list.
10. Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Onzain, France
The world's tenth best hotel offers exquisite rooms and luxury apartments to make your stay a perfect one.
A two-hour drive from Paris will take you to this magnificent hotel.
While Europe enjoys centuries of history, it is also quite modern. The continent is home to castles and churches hundreds of years old as well as state-of-the-art factories and ground-breaking nightclubs. The choices of accommodations also run the gamut from historic to cutting-edge. From Tuscan farmhouses and restored palaces to modern marvels and seaside hideaways, these ten hot hotels all comb
Big sharp turn of Yangtze River inflowing into Shangri-la, a mythical enchanting wonderland in Diqing County, southweat China's Yunan Province. Shangri-La, which was named after the fictional place in James Hilton's well-known novel "Lost Horizon", is a world-class tourist destination and also well-known for its rich diversity of ethnic minority cultures.
Early April we found out we had the opportunity to take a somewhat impromptu trip for about ten days. There is a lot to do and see in South East Asia, but the prospect of climbing Mt. Kinabalu sold us on a trip to the region of Sabah. So we planned on using our free â€œcompanyâ€ flight from Tokyo to Singapore, and then using purchased tickets to from there on to Brunei for an overnight layover and t
Zhangjiajie is a rising tourist city famous for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. It is located in the northwest of Hunan province, about 400 kilometers away from Changsha, capital of Hunan, covering a total area of 9,563 square kilometers, of which 76% are mountainous area. Out of its total population of 1.62 million, almost 72% belong to ethnic minority groups, includi
Kathmandu, May 22: Making history, 11 daring Indians, including 19-year-old girl summit the world's highest peak Everest on Thursday, May 21. The day also saw 49-year old Apa Sherpa of Nepal climbing Mount Everest for the 19th time, breaking his own record.
The Terra-Cotta Army of the Qin Dynasty is China's rare historical relics, enjoying worldwide fame. They are the works made by craftsmen some 2,200 years ago and have been listed as "the eighth wonder of the world". The Terra-Cotta Army is the funeral objects in Emperor Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. As most of the works are soldier and horse figures, they are also called "soldier and horse figures o
Welcome to Maldives, Sun, Sand and Sea, a thousand â€˜Robinson Crusoeâ€™ islands, massive lagoons with different depths and infinifte shades of blue and turquoise, dazzling underwater coral gardens; a perfect natural combination for the ideal tropical holiday destination. We guide you to explore all these wonders of Maldives. And when you are happy just click the "Bo
Experience the exceptional.
A green pearl in the middle of the Indian Ocean
Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 m from the seabed. It is in the Celebes Sea, east of the town of Tawau and off the coast of eastern Malaysia
Diving around Kapalai is exceedingly easy and shallow but quite spectacular: the sandy bottom and the spare coral heads host an amazing array of small, often yet-to-be classified, shamelessly colorful subjects, making the diving here an unforgettable experience
The Reef Dive Resort is the only development on the two islands of Mataking and Mataking Kecil (Small Mataking)
Hurghada, the foremost tourist destination on the Red Sea Riviera, was until only a few years ago nothing but another small fishing village. Now it is an international hub for all kinds of water sports.
Diving in Mauritius Island:
"Almost as nice as the Maldivesâ€œ, thatâ€™s the general opinion among divers. Understandable, it is in fact great to dive in waters warmer than 30Â° C, choosing among a huge variety of diving-sites and having the great opportunity to meet here and there a hungry shark.
Fiji is considered "The Soft Coral Capitol of the World". This soft coral wonderland offers idyllic tropical islands, beautiful tropical resorts & World Class live-aboard diving. All this for a short 9 hour flight from Los Angeles! Dive Discovery considers Fiji "The Gateway to the Pacific". This is a place that leaves a mark on your heart; it beckons your return. The ultimate introduction to clow
Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced diver, used to warm water or cold, dive Scapa Flow with Scapa Scuba -Orkney's only PADI Dive Centre!
Home to the German High Seas Fleet that was scuttled here on 21st June 1919, Scapa Flow is undoubtedly one of the best dive sites in the world.
The islands lie in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 km from the South American coast and straddling the Equator. There are 13 large islands, 6 smaller ones and 107 islets and rocks, with a total land area of about 8,000 square kilometres. The islands are volcanic in origin and several volcanoes in the west of the archipelago are still very active. Galapagos is a province of the Republic of Ecuador a
This archipelago gives you the opportunity to explore the under water topography in crystal clear Atlantic waters together with a tropical climate
The Belize scuba diving sites of repute are numerous, and there are few countries where the diving is so good and the ability to enjoy it so easy. Arguably the king of the best Belize dive sites is the famed Blue Hole.
Giant' water lilies, can't describe how big these lilies can be. Some could be as big as 3 m diameter and carry a weight of 45kg spread evenly. The beauty of this plant is not only in the size of the leaf but also the beautiful patterned veins underneath that support the leaf's weight. Put a few of these leaves together and you have a mesmerizing 'unreal' sight of green giant lily pads.