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  • Day38

    Chandigarh (31.03. - 01.04.)

    April 1, 2016 in India ⋅

    Chandigarh als Zwischenstopp auf dem Weg nach Delhi können wir nur empfehlen. Wir waren zwar eigentlich nur eine Nacht und einen Morgen hier, aber es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Kleines Kuriosum: Chandigarh ist sowohl die Hauptstadt des Bundesstaats Punjab als auch die von Haryana - liegt aber in keinem dieser beiden, sondern ist sein eigenes Unionsterritorium. Außerdem ist die Stadt nicht mit der Zeit gewachsen, sondern wurde von vornherein komplett durchgeplant: Alle Straßen laufen orthogonal zueinander und teilen die Stadt in 32 gleich große Sektoren ein. Innerhalb der Sektoren fahren fast keine Fahrzeuge, was natürlich sehr angenehm ist.

    Nachdem wir also Indien nachts zugesehen hatten, wie sie trotz echt gutem ersten Innings aus der Cricket-Meisterschaft geflogen sind, gingen wir heute morgen zum Rock Garden. Vor ein paar Jahrzehnten hat sich dort ein verrückter Künstler in einer Hütte verkrochen und Skulpturen gebastelt. Das hat mehrere Jahre lang keiner gemerkt und als es dann doch so weit war, war die Fläche mit seinen Kunstwerken schon so groß, dass man sie nicht mehr abreißen wollte und stattdessen gefördert hat.

    Nunja, viel mehr gibt's aus Chandigarh nicht zu berichten, also ab zum dritten Mal nach Delhi!

    Bilder: Impressionen aus dem Rock Garden, die letzten drei frei nach dem Motto "Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg?"
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  • Day1

    India

    May 11, 2018 in India ⋅

    Book any 4 Online Hotels near Thane, Mumbai: Just Relax!

    Thane is a city poised outside Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. Popularly known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and this place is visited by many tourists every year. There are several hotels near Thane, Mumbai and they can be booked online athttps://www.redbus.in/hotels/city/hotels-in-thane within a short span. Henceforth, it is a judicious decision as this hotel booking platform allows you to choose your ideal hotel room within your budget.

    Besides, avail all active discounts without spending any extra money! After all, a comfortable rest place is a necessary requirement of every traveller! There are various types of hotels in Thane, Mumbai ranging from luxury to budget ones. You can choose the one that fits you well. To make the task easier, I have compiled an array of hotels (various types) here that provides convenient accessibility to all places of interest and proximity to public places too. All these hotels comprise of basic amenities and their cordial staff help to make a comfortable stay experience. Easy reachability to bus stop, shops, restaurants and other public locations are given priority, as these are some of the elementary requirements of most travellers or guest staying opting for Hyderabad hotels.

    The list of hotels in Thane has been mentioned here, depending on their ratings, reviews and location. This will be of great help to visitors who will be visiting this amazing place.
    Chakrika Lodging: It is a recommended Business hotel available at an economical rate. Located very close to Railway Station and 10 minutes away from Bus Station. It is an ideal hotel for both business and leisure traveller as it can be reached from Airport in a short time. Guests looking to explore the city can easily access the main commercial, shopping and entertainment hubs from the hotel.

    Midway Park Resort: this hotel carries the legacy of the best budget hotel in this area. Apart from its finest staff and good quality services, the hotel offers a good location creating huge convenience for its guests. The hotel is situated on the main road with a parking facility; where shops, gym, bars, restaurants and retail outlets that could be easily covered by walking.

    Fortune Park Lake City: This hotel is located in the bustling part of Thane that creates easy accessibility for all guests/travellers. The hotel is situated in a favourable location and is close by to all major shops, bus and train stations.

    Sagar Sangam Hotel: this hotel carries the legacy of the best budget hotel in this area. Apart from its finest staff and good quality services, the hotel offers a good location creating huge convenience for its guests. The hotel is situated on the main road with a parking facility; where shops, gym, bars, restaurants and retail outlets that could be easily covered by walking.

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  • Day1

    SINGAPORE

    May 16, 2018 in India ⋅

    Bus ride to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore

    Singapore is much more than its numerous attractions. It is constantly evolving and reimagining itself within a short span of time. It consists of people who are passionate about thinking and creating new possibilities. Foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers and socialisers all come together and form a new experience everyday. Situated on the equator Singapore is one of the smallest yet one of the most beautiful island countries which is quite known for its cleanliness and safety. It is also one of the most modern cities of South East Asia known to be flourishing for decades together. Tourism is one of the most effective means of boosting the economy of the country. However, when you are on tour make sure to pay heed to the local laws of Singapore or you may end up paying a severe fine.

    It is a perfect blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. From its ethnicity to the peaceful gardens everything in this city has made my tour worthwhile. State of the art infrastructure, crystal clear beaches, theme parks makes this country one of the preferred choices for families. After spending almost a month here it was time for me to head to my next destination which is the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. I booked my bus tickets from this website http://www.redbus.sg and was quite happy with the experience. As per the website there were about 6 operators plying on this route. The One Travel and Tours, Trans Star Express, Seasons Express, Konsortium, First Coach and KKK Travels were some of them. All these Operators had buses plying right from 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. There were about 25 buses departing in a single day from each Operator. The cost of the tickets start upwards of SGD30 and go up all the way to SGD55 depending upon the class of buses you book.

    There are about 20 to 25 seats in each bus making room for comfortable traffic. I booked my Bus tickets with Star Mart Express like i usually do. The Operator is quite punctual and the buses are equipped with a wide range of amenities. Star Mart Express is an Executive coach Operator. However, if you are a luxury seeker you can book your bus tickets with the One Travel and Tours. A single ticket with this Operator will cost you around SGD53. I would recommend you to book your bus tickets atleast a week in advance in order to avoid last minute rush.

    Kuala Lumpur: The most popular and iconic attractions of Kuala Lumpur are known to define the city as a true tourist destination. The huge Petronaus Twin Towers as well as the Standing Buddha Image found outside Batu Caves are known to be some premiere destinations worth a visit. Kuala Lumpur is known to be full of greenery, lake gardens, homw to popular bird and deer parks that you can freely visit. Make sure to visit the I-City Shah Alam to capture some beautiful pictures of the colourful display of LED lit attractions.
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  • Day1

    GUIDE TO BEST SHOPPING SPOTS IN PERTH

    May 25, 2018 in India ⋅

    Perth is among the most beautiful cities of Australia which offers diverse experiences all at one place. It is known for its pristine beaches, unforgettable sunsets, abundance of natural beauty, relaxed culture and unlimited tourist activities on offer. If you too love shopping as I do you are at right place for unique and interesting shopping. For exploring and enjoying your Perth trip the most make your hotel bookings in advance and also get a car rental. I got it from https://www.car4hires.com/ and had an super convenient and comfortable trip free from hassles. Back to the Perth shopping scenes, Perth is not particularly big on malls as other cities of Australia but it has large number of markets, shopping centres and many more opportunities. Perth shopping scene except main malls includes village inner markets, summer night markets, weekend markets and a lot more. Some of the best addresses for shopping in Perth are listed below.

    KING STREET – Luxury Shopping
    This popular cobbled street is home of major luxury brands and also known as “West End” locally. Here you will find the major brands such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel and many more. Fascinating European style architecture dating back to 19th century adds up to the charm of street. Buy a classic piece of jewellery from Tiffany store or a latest Mac gadget or Apple store here everyone will find one or the other thing of your choice.

    FERMANTLE MARKETS
    Located at a prime location in Urban, Fermantle markets are must visit when travelling to Perth. It is home to nearly 150 stalls selling handmade wooden toys, trinklets, hand painted wares and many other offerings. It is perfect all in one stop specially for Christmas shopping. Many activities for kids such as animal petting zoo and others are also available for kids.

    E SHED MARKETS
    A great place for enjoying shopping and good food at on place in Perth. You can stroll around the market while buying or just window shopping the souvenirs such as t-shirts, key chains, Aussie mementos all at bargain prices. There is also an excellent parking place. Many food stalls offering delicious delights are also a great stop. All kind of tourist shopping is available here making it a tourist pick spot.
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  • Day1

    A Bus tour from Hyderabad to Kurnool

    June 20, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    The place of Nawabs (royal historical past persons), called Hyderabad, is the capital metropolis of Telangana state. There are numerous distinguished weekend getaways from Hyderabad to offer the visitors an amazing time. With a few locations in the line, where the rich and respectable cultural heritage is highlighted in Hyderabad. The local street cuisine to savour your taste buds and far more, the city has a never-ending record of stunning places that will absolutely make your weekend an excellent one. One of the weekends, I planned to visit Kurnool by bus from Hyderabad. The road distance of 212kms and it took around 5 hours to reach Kurnool. I booked online bus tickets at https://www.redbus.in/bus-tickets/hyderabad-to-kurnool.aspx that saved a lot of my time. Moreover allowed me to choose from the vast list of bus operators and bus types. Most of the places are well connected by roadways from Hyderabad. I selected the bus that well fitted all my requirements and enriched my bus travel experience.

    I boarded the bus from Chintal pick up point at around 8:30pm and reached Kurnool at 2:00am. I was travelling in an Ac Seater bus that was clean and comfortable. The bus passed through various alluring landscapes, varied topography and broad highways. The bus was punctual, it came with ample leg space and clean interiors. I strongly prefer buses while travelling, as they are easy to access and cost effective.

    Kurnool is location of historical worth with gorgeous surrounding areas. It is a small town in Andhra Pradesh where history left its imprints. I was looking forward to visit all the attractions in Kurnool like the Belum caves, Birla mandir, Oravakallu Rock Garden, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Tomb of Abdul Wahab are other major spots. Heard a lot about the Kondareddy Buruz, which is protected by the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, is also one of the interesting place to visit.
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  • Day1

    Malaysia

    June 20, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    Best Hotels for a night stay in Langkawi

    These hotels are the perfect options for people who are looking to stay just for a night and are on tight budgets. Though the rooms have been priced economically, these hotels offer cosy guest rooms, extend warm hospitality and top notch facilities so that you can complete your stay without any hassles. These hotels are situated at strategic locations just kilometres away from duty free shops and iconic landmarks. The prime location makes it even more easily to reach here as there are several buses plying on these routes. Travelling by cab is not only costly but also a hassle as I experienced that the cabbies here tend to overcharge. There are also plenty of dining options where you can have a sumptuous meal at unbelievable prices. If you are looking for a quick accommodation but a comfortable one these hotels should be your best choices.

    These buses have their own tracking system and there is no need to wait at the bus stop either. You can travel carefree without your wallets thanks to https://www.redbus.my which will let you book your bus tickets online.

    Langkawi Sea View Hotel

    This is a 3 star hotel situated in Kuah which is just 18 kms away from the Langkawi International Airport. The room has sophisticated decor and furnished with all essential comforts. The room also features a private balcony and a viewing deck that offers magnificent views of calm and serene waters. The room is equipped with a safety deposit box and laptop charging stations. A stay in this hotel will set you back by just RM167. It houses more than 143 guest rooms and suites, a huge indoor pool, a 24 hours fitness centre for the gymming enthusiasts and a conference centre for guests who are out on a business trip. The hotel is at a 25-minute distance from the airport so I highly recommend you to reach here by bus instead of paying higher fares for Cabs. It is a 3 star hotel featuring fully furnished rooms. The hotel also features the Kingfisher Café where you can indulge in some local and international favourites. If you are in the city on a corporate visit the hotel is also known to offer meetings and events packages for corporate affairs or seminars. The floors have rustic timber giving you a rich feel the moment you enter the room. The entire hotel has been specifically designed to enable natural light to reach all parts of the room.

    BellaVista Waterfront Resort

    The hotel is just 15.8 kms away from the Langkawi International Airport, which is a lot of distance, and travelling by Cab will set you back by around RM200 not forgetting surge pricing by Cab Aggregators. The funny part being your travel expense will be much more than your stay here, which is just RM167. The hotel houses more than 275 guest rooms, 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Looking at all the above, I highly recommend you to travel by bus.
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  • Day1

    Festivals in Rajasthan that you should n

    December 4, 2018 in India ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    The feel of Rajasthan, fantastic colours and glow, royalty and hospitality, gala's and feasts, track and dance, culture and culture, previous and heritage, and tons more that involves the acumen! Rajasthan combines the flavour of superb India in a single state. Moreover, the magic of Rajasthan is certainly not entire until you experience more than one festivals and celebrations that it has to present. They are a get combination of lifestyles, culture, heritage, and nature, in actual Rajasthani variety.

    Picking buses as the traveling option will keep up your time and keep away hassles. Buses are handy to access and booking will be done online on https://www.redbus.in/buses/kota-rajasthan-bus-tickets.aspx. Exploring the festivals of Rajasthan can comfortably be executed by using taking the roads.

    Listed here are one of the most fairs of Rajasthan you need to take think of, regardless of as a minimum once for your lifestyles.

    1. Desert festival, Jaisalmer: this is three-day event arranged via the Rajasthan Tourism development organization throughout the month of February. If you miss this trip it is a biggest miss of your life. We took a long drive straight from Jaisalmer city to the interior of the desert. The sunset camel ride is simply awesome. You can also opt for a jeep at a mere cost of Rs.1500/- which is quite reasonable. Snacks are all complimentary and unlimited, drinks at the bar though are payable. An absolute bonanza celebrates the delights of the desert. The atmosphere prevails with tune and dance, with the artists wearing vibrant colours in ordinary apparel illustrating the tragedies and accomplishments of the barren region.

    2. Ganguar festival, Jaipur: This festival is mainly focussed on women and all the rituals that are to be followed are also taken care of by women. The rituals of this festival begin exactly a day after Holi. Women carry huge pots on their heads and sing praises of Lord Shiva and Parvati. A festival that includes goddess Parvathi and her homecoming, it is celebrated with massive pomp in Rajasthan. Processions of a good-dressed Goddess Gauri are carried in every single place the city and every person participates in it, by and large accompanied by means of elephant processions, chariots, folks music and dance and likewise almost always finishes with the sounds of fireworks in the air.

    3. Teej festival, Jaipur: This festival is also women centric. One among west India’s most well-known festivals, Teej incorporate of two matters – a girl’s love for her husband and the appearance of the monsoon season. The competition is marked via brilliant celebrations the place the womenfolk observe fasting and apply mehndi designs on their palms. If you happen to be in Jaipur during this festival do not be amazed to see colourful kites in the skies, women all across dressed in their traditional attire. This festival depicts the monsoon season. It is believed that if you just pray to the Goddess Parvati on this day, you can be assured of a loving and devoted husband like Lord Shiva
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  • Day1

    Travel from Delhi to Manali by Bus

    December 7, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Delhi is the capital city of India; it holds a mammoth measure of well-known associations stacked with people working excitedly on their brains. They usually search for an outright fundamental break from the dull lifestyle. Naturally, in the midst of closure of the week or amid occasions these working folks essentially gather their bags and book online bus tickets to their coveted destination city. Without a doubt, Delhi is enveloped by numerous commended visitors' destinations,

    You can comfortably hang over in Delhi for a minimum of 7 days if you have the time and money. I had heard a lot about Jantar Mantar and Qutub Minar and therefore wanted to visit these places before I could head for Manali. Jantar Mantar is located a little away from Connaught Place. In Jantar Mantar you will find many structures and they are used to observe astronomy. Further on I headed towards Qutub Minar and here I found some crumbling structures and some tall which even resembled the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will find plenty of inscriptions all over the tower. As the day was coming to an end my mind was all towards Manali as that was going to be my next destination.

    Manali moves toward becoming (hill station) an ideal location from Delhi amidst its summer months.

    I booked online bus tickets to Manali from https://www.redbus.in/online-booking/hrtc.aspx ; I picked up a HRTC Himsuta AC Volvo Seater bus. The state owned bus was reliable and comfortable. This friendly online bus-booking platform encouraged me to take up a safe bus travel. On my journey towards Manali I was able to make some conversations with locals who gave me a fair idea of what I should do and which places I must visit.

    The adventure-filled bus journey continued for about 13 hours. The bus gave a rest stop after ceaseless going of 3 hours. I boarded the bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate at 6pm in Delhi and reached Manali at 7:30am. The bus passes through goes through charming landscapes, uneven territories, barrette curves, rich greenery and alluring hilly terrains.

    Manali involves many spots of visit like Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, Hidimba Temple, Solang Valley and Rozy Falls among others. I was excitedly holding up to encounter the entrancing perspectives, enchanting streams, children's story mist like climate with waiting smell of pines and outside air that will make my visit worthwhile. This was my first trip towards this country and I must say it was truly amazing. I had already planned to visit Chandigarh Dharamsala and Amritsar. This was truly an amazing trip for all of us. For souvenirs, travellers should visit the different government emporiums, for neighbourhood handiworks, to keep away being hoaxed.

    Travel Tip:

    Keeping your headphones and minimal dry food items alongside yourself is never a terrible thought, as the 536kms trip occupies extended hours of travelling. Carrying warm garments will be a smart thought since this will shield you from the outrageous icy climate of the hills.
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  • Day27

    Chandigarh

    March 1, 2018 in India ⋅

    Da ich in den Nachtbussen nicht wirklich zum Schlafen komme und mir dadurch viel Schlaf und Energie verloren geht, mache ich auf dem Weg nach Rishikesh zwei Nächte Halt in Chandigarh. Die Anreise dauert somit erstmal nur ca. 6 Stunden, fast angenehm sogar.
    Chandigarh ist ein wenig anders als die üblichen indischen Städte. Zunächst einmal wurde die Stadt von einem Schweizer in den 50er Jahren geplant und dabei in Sektoren errichtet, die in Rechtecken angeordnet sind. Dadurch gibt es kilometerlange Hauptstraßen sowie Ampelkreuzungen und Kreisverkehre. Und darüber hinaus scheint es sogar so als würden sich die Verkehrsteilnehmer an Straßenverkehrsregeln halten. Ganz anders als das Verkehrschaos, welches ich im restlichen Indien bisher erlebt habe. Im Stadtkern gibt es alle möglichen Shops, um sich beispielsweise mit westlicher Kleidung einzudecken. Die Hotelpreise waren vergleichbar hoch und Hostels leider nicht anzufinden. Der Ort an sich ist auch nicht wirklich spannend. Neben dem möglichen Shopping sind eigentlich nur der „Rockgarden“ und der See als Highlight zu betrachten.
    Glücklicherweise war zum Zeitpunkt meines Aufenthaltes allerdings noch das Frühjahrsfest Holi beziehungsweise auch Festival der Farben genannt. Dabei geht es hauptsächlich darum Kreidefarbe auf alles und jeden zu verteilen, auch auf Hunde und Kühe. Während in anderen Städten zu dieser Zeit große Partys gefeiert werden, halte ich mich bewusst zurück. Somit fühle ich mich im ruhigen Chandigarh derzeit ganz wohl. Nichtsdestotrotz scheinen viele Inder jedoch sehr großes Interesse daran gehabt zu haben den großen Weißen auch bunt zu schmücken. Dementsprechend sehe ich dann am Ende des Tages auch aus.

    Auf den Fotos:
    Streetfood
    Rock Garden
    3x Holi
    Tandoori Chicken ... super lecker!!
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