Lahore- The City of Open-Hearted People

Lahore is one of the oldest cities in the world and perhaps the less talked metropolitan in the world. According to some sources the city is about 2000 years old, it has seen persons becoming leaders, the fall of Rajput Dynasty at the hands of the Mughals and then the rise and fall of the Mughal Empire and then rise of Sikh Empire and ultimately the British Occupation and then eventually fall of British Empire in the Sub continent.

The city of Lahore has gone through a lot of changes and it has witnessed rise and falls of many greats. Currently it is the second largest city of Pakistan with a population of roughly 12 Million people. Strategically Lahore is very significant, because at one end it is touched by the ancient river of Ravi and at the other end it shares the border with arch rival India. But despite all these facts and events Lahore has always managed to stay ahead of the curve and that is mainly due to its people. It is said that the one who hasn’t visited Lahore isn’t born yet. Lahore leaves and everlasting experience on people who visits and there are certain factors who contribute to it, A few of these factors are Culture, People, Food and Historical imprints.

 

People:

They say that its not the economy or the living style that makes a city great, its always the people and if you were to ask me the greatest city in the world in terms of its people then Lahore would secure the top position in that List. Its people are so open hearted and hospitable that they would bring tears in your eyes. Many foreigners who had visited Lahore said that they would literally buy the expensive food or Local Products from the shops and the people wouldn’t accept the payment because of the fact that they were Guests of the city. In no place on earth you would experience such hospitality.

Cultural Hub

Lahore is the home of cultural and Arts, if it were to be called as the ambassador of Punjabi culture then it wouldn’t be wrong to say. From Arts to Literature, from religion to Entertainment Lahore has always been an epicenter of culture. And through the history it has only let this culture evolved beyond its limits.

Food

One the most important factor or perhaps the most important factors which separates Lahore from other cities of its league is its Food. Just to put it in terms that you’ll understand how good Lahori Food is, if you were to eat from a Fiver star restaurant with world class chefs then still it won’t match the Taste of a Lahori Food vendor selling at the crosswalk of a road. The city literally has markets and streets dedicated to quality foods. And if you somedays find yourself in Lahore then do pay a visit to Food Street Lahore.

 

Historical Buildings

Lahore is a Historic city and you get to become one unless you have such Buildings and Lahore has a plenty of them. Whether is the grant old King Mosque in the center of Lahore or the Royal Fort, Lahore has plenty of such buildings. And these are the only ones that most of the visitors visit, there are other thousands building who have been recognized at UN Heritage site and they have been preserved by the city.

 

So, if you like adventures and visiting places that would leave a lasting impression then Lahore should be on the List.…

Experiencing the Unique spots in the Maldives

 

Over the years, the awe-inspiring archipelagos of the Maldives have continued to establish itself as the number destination for many people looking for an excellent place to enjoy an uninterrupted natural beauty, romance and relaxation.

 

The Maldives is the smallest country in Asia and one of least populated in the world.  The islands consist of 25 atolls, composed of the banks of white sand and coral reefs.

 

The fascinating history and geographical features need not convinced you about the undeniable charm of this country. The resorts – many of whom are on their private island – will do their best to do it. The hotel class here familiar with their markets, in addition to the growing popularity of families, ecotourism and diving, romantic stay still one of the main reasons to visit the Maldives.

 

Perfect time to visit the Maldives

The Maldives is a destination all year round for tourists from near and far. Therefore, a visit to the Maldives at any time of the year is a great experience for travellers to consider the best time to visit the beautiful landscape architecture site.

 

In the Maldives, from December to April, is summertime. The dry season prevails with little rain and low humidity. It is the best time to visit the Maldives, as tourists can enjoy water sports and tourism chase. Swimmers and bathers can also enjoy the beaches of the Maldives by their side enjoyable. Because it is high season for tourists, in the night the prices always rise. During the Christmas and New Year, travellers from around the world keep increasing, and this leads to more hotel occupancy. The monsoon from May to August to determine these months in the Maldives.

 

For many tourists that have never been to the Maldives before, having read this article, you should try this summer with your loved ones, family or colleagues. The atmosphere and the aura that surrounds the islands are quite impressive. Here are a few of the activities that will be brightening your stay in the Maldives.

 

 

 

DHONI DREAMING

Dhonis are traditional icon of the Maldives, historically built by hand with walnut boards by excellent builders who eventually pass on the craft to their trainees’ art without writing. In the Maldives today, Dhonis are distinct with their latex veils, distinctive arches and smooth sides. Also in the island are dolphins and reef fish, they are mostly noticeable whenever tourists are exploring the waters around the resort and beyond. Other amazing features of the Dhonis which tourist experience while on the Maldives is the cultural element which includes local lore and traditional music, as well as conventional Maldivian massage with local coconut oil.

 

Sandbank Cinema

If you are visiting Maldives soon, another sight to behold in the isolated islands is the Sandbanks Cinema. It is a short drive west from Baros Maldives and very close to Thila  -private bank of white sand- on which the resort offers a private dinner in the middle of the ocean. The Sandbank Cinema are so incredible that with boats on the water, one can spend the evening on the strip of sand under the beaming sunshine and watch interesting movies. For many of the travellers the Sandbank cinema offers a unique type of service which makes sunrise packs available for breakfast and picnic, and the private cinema makes dinner out on the sandbar so special.

5 Amazing places you can visit in Australia

Australia is one of the places with many wonderful splendors that one can’t afford to overlook. If you are planning to make a trip to the island in the Southern Hemisphere, it is always advised that you first take some time and make a plan for it.

 

This should also include the places you would like to visit. Australia is always known for its beautiful beaches and numerous diving sites among other great places.

 

This place literary has everything for everyone and you can never run out of places to visit while down there. Since there are numerous destinations to visit, let me make it easier for you to choose with these suggestions below.

  • The Great Ocean Road in Victoria

Usually known as one of the definitive wonders in Australia, this breathtaking 150 mile drive just at the edge of the continental line will definitely blow your mind away.

It even gets much better when you keep on driving until you arrive at the Twelve Apostles. Known to be the climax of the ride, you will get to see the gnawed limestone cliffs hence leaving behind a collection of rocks at the sea.

 

  • Kakadu National Park

If you are going to visit the Northern territory, make sure to pass by the park towards a year long end of a dry season. This is always the best time if you want to experience the beauty of nature in the northern part.

You will get a good opportunity of seeing the reptiles and birds of the Kakadu Park as they cram into these wetlands. Common things include the yellow water lagoons which are quite spectacular especially when they welcome you to a free open air zoo.

You can also decide to go for a cruise and get to interact with other animals and birds including the white egrets, sea eagles, pelicans, brolgas, snake birds and even crocodiles.

 

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

If all you want is a better view, then you will need to make a way to the top of this bridge. Located in the New South Wales, the bridge offers an amazing 360 degree view of the greatest harbour in the world.

If you want to go for the ultimate view however, you will need to put on special gears to help you climb the top of the bridge’s arch.

This is usually estimated to be about 440 ft above the sea level thus giving you a great view of the harbour.

 

  • Cape Nauraliste and Cape Leeuwin

Sometimes you just want to be taken away for a while or just go for those long drives whenever you feel bored, right? Well, in Western Australia, you can try going for the120 mile drive that joins the two capes.

The drive passes through parks and great vineyards not forgetting a coastline too. These offers you great views and adventures as you make your drive through.

During spring, the view even gets more amazing as the landscape sometimes glitters with a lot of wild flowers.

 

  • Ngadiku Dreamtime walk

This is also a great place to visit if you ever find yourself in Queensland. It is usually operated by the local community who have inhabited the area for a long period of time. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the amazingly great Mossman Gorge, take this walk.

The place is located in the tropical north of the Queensland and acts as a source of medicine and food to the local people of Kuku Yalanji. Some also use the place for spiritual sustenance.

Best Destinations for Wine Lovers

It is always a pretty thing to have a themed holiday, right? It becomes even much better when your theme is something you quite love and you have to combine it with traveling.

 

Great combo I know, right? This will of course be more fun especially when what you love is just good food and a better wine.

 

Well, at least if you love good wine, then you have more reason to be happy as there are a lot of holiday destinations available for you out there. Below are some of them.

 

  • Douro Valley, Portugal

Just a few miles from Portugal’s capital, you will come across this great site boasting of 18th and 19th century wine estates or Quintas as they are popularly known and great vineyards just above the amazing Douro river.

This place is known for producing some of the greatest wines one of them being the Vinho Verde white wine which is quite popular. Besides, you can also enjoy great table wines from the smaller quintas made from some of the indigenous grapes.

You can also decide to go for a guided tour and tasting at some of the historic sites such as Quinta de La Rosa, Quinta das Carvalhas and Quinta da Pacheca. If you are tired of being on land, you can also decide to go on a wine cruise and get to view this great place on water.

  • Franschhoek

This is another great wine destination located between the amazing mountains in the heart of Cape Winelands in South Africa. It was founded in 1688 by the French Huguenots and has been filled with great vineyards ever since.

The place produce a variety of great wines such as Semilon and Chardonnay which are great white wines and some amazing reds like the Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Some great vineyards in this place include Allee Bleue, Solms-Delta, chamonix and La Motte.

You can also take a food and wines tour that will include picking grapes tasting some great wine. Sounds like much fun, right?

  • Saint – Emilion

If what you love most includes full-bodied red wines, then this is where you need to be. Located in Bordeaux, France, the region holds one of the most historic wine town with the major tourist attraction being Les Cordeliers.

This is a winery, although quite rusty, that was left in the ruins of the Franciscan monastery dating back to the 14th century. For more than a century now, this place has been producing the best Crémant de Bordeaux wine from its old ancient cellars.

If you want to extend your visit, you can also consider visiting Chateau Troplong Mondot and Chateau Cautet as they are also some great wineries around.

If you want to be a great wine taster, you can also attend wine tasting sessions at Maison du Vin of Saint – Emilion wine school to learn a few things about wine tasting.

  • Valle de Guadalupe

If you are visiting Mexico, make sure you extend your visit to this great wine region. Popularly known for producing amazing reds and white wines, you should consider visiting some of the best wine makers including Monte Xanic, Casta de Vinos and Vena Cava among others.

Anyway, if you are tired of the blends, you can head down to Finca La Carrodilla for some awesome four mono-varietal wines or go to La Cava de Marcelo for a great wine and cheese combos.

This is where you will get to try of the exotic cheese most probably with a glass of good tasting wine that is locally produced.