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5/31/2017 4:30:24 PM
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Canadian Rockies - Rock The Outdoors

Snow capped peaks, turquoise lakes and virgin Alpine forests, a trip to the Canadian Rockies is heavy on adventure.  

Calagry is perhaps a good place to start your Alberta adventure. After a whistle stop at the New West head to Banff, nestled in Canada’s oldest National Park, where you get a good introduction to stunning landscape, varied wildlife dramatic mountain ranges and sparkling lakes. Take ride in a gondola (cable car) to Sulphur Mountain with the Rocky Mountains above you and the Bow river below you. Cruise on Lake Minnewanka.  

You can next move on to Lake Louise, a one-and-a-half mile long water body named after one of Queen Victoria’s daughters, and probably the most photographed lake in the world with alpine trees growing at its edges. Drive down to Jasper – stopping at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. Take a ride on the Ice Explorer that will give you a short tour of the surface of the famous Glacier Athabasca while also walking on the Glacier skywalk. The road trip along the Canadian Rockies is as dramatic as the mountains themselves. And if you are lucky, you could also spot some grizzlies!

 

Tanzania - The Soul Of AfricaTanzaniaslide3

‘You can take a person out of Africa, but not Africa out of the person,’ says an old adage. And going on a ‘safari’ attains great meaning, for in Swahili this word means a journey. A trip to Tanzania is a journey for life.

Magnificent wildlife, astonishing natural beauty, fascinating culture and warm people are all fellow travellers in this journey. You can start your trip at Lake Manyara National Park, which was once hailed by Ernest Hemingway, as the ‘loveliest in Africa’, is rich in birdlife and high concentrations of hippos and flamingos. Move over to Tarangire National Park, an elephant lover’s delight and then to Serengeti – the land of the Masai tribe. Offering the best gaming view, here you can have close encounters with wild beasts such as lions, cheetahs, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelle, impalas and many more. For the more adventurous folks, a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, can give them an adrenaline rush. 

And after all the wildlife, spend wild nights at Zanzibar; known for it’s dazzling beaches as well as historical sites. So enjoy the beats of African beats – Hakuna Matata.

 

Kashmir - Paradise On Earth

If there is a heaven on earth, it is here, it is here.

For the last three decades Kashmir has been in torn apart by cross-border terrorism, but the beauty of the place is something to behold. 

Located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, the state Jammu & Kashmir is divided into three regions – Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Srinagar, the capital of the state, is exquisite, dominated by Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum River. Enjoy a Shikara ride in its cool waters or stroll through the 400-year-old Mughal Gardens created by Emperor Jehangir for his wife. 

If you are in a mood for some adventure, head to Gulmarg, which is the heartland of winter sports or Sonamarg (Meadow of gold), which will give you a glimpse of its spectacular countryside. Shop around for native crafts such as carpets and textiles or savour the state’s delicious food and festive teas. 

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