Adventure Trips

India is a country in South Asia and it is the seventh largest Country by area. The Capital of India is New Delhi and in India, we find different people with mixed cultures, taste and most of the Indians are now a day likes to Travel and Explore in their own way. In India, you…

India is a country in South Asia and it is the seventh largest Country by area. The Capital of India is New Delhi and in India, we find different people with mixed cultures, taste and most of the Indians are now a day likes to Travel and Explore in their own way. In India, you will feel the adrenaline rush with treks, hikes, mountaineering, rock-climbing, paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving, motorbike tours, snorkeling, zip-lining, white water rafting, hot air balloon ride and more.

The Most Exciting Torres Del Paine Trekking Tours From Puerto Natales

One can travel to the Torres Del Paine from a number of points such as Punta Arenas, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten and Puerto Natales. The last is the first choice for people who contemplate and exciting tour of the Torres Del Paine. It is the closest as well and one has to…

One can travel to the Torres Del Paine from a number of points such as Punta Arenas, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten and Puerto Natales. The last is the first choice for people who contemplate and exciting tour of the Torres Del Paine. It is the closest as well and one has to travel for about 3 hours to reach the park entrance. Once here you have options for various trekking tours such as the famous and most popular W circuit or the extended O circuit around the Park.

Most tourists arriving from places as far apart as Australia, New Zealand and Canada opt to explore the W circuit over several days. It is a challenging but blissful experience interspersed with walks along nature trails, kayaking and riding horses. Covering the entire ground on foot is a good idea but of the best Torres del Paine trekking tours experience is to enjoy kayaking for a half day at Glacier Gray starting at Refugio Gray and going on to the Gray Glacier's face. Another exciting option is to pick the kayaking trip from Rio Gray to the Rio Serrano. This kayaking tour can be as short as one day or if one is so inclined it is possible to spend days exploring the various treaties of the Rio Serrano and then arrive at Last Hope Sound. The Geike and Tyndall tribunals are quite touching, challenging and exhilarating.

Covering the W Circuit on foot is a good idea but if this is challenging then one of the best experiences of the Torres Del Paine can be on horseback. One can hire horses and go explore the Fjord Trail for three days that takes the route of the wetlands and the Paine Massif. Another option is the Glacier Ride to Glacier Dickson, camp at nights and have a wonderful time on horseback. Equally enticing is the Gauchos trail that takes you to the Glaciers across beautiful wooded areas, a trip to remember. If one wishes to mix luxury with horseback riding then there is the option to cover stretches on one day and the rest your sore body in a spa and bed down comfortably for the night in hotels.

An alternate way to go about exploring Torres Del Paine is to hire a mountain bike and explore the Carretas trail and pedal past the Laguna Azul, explore Milodon cave and traverse the Oggioni Pass.

One of the better and most favored ways to enjoy Torres Del Paine is on foot and to places less explored. Trekking in the Bader Valley is a different experience as the route takes one to the back of the Towers and one can view it from a different angle. This and the Forgotten Valleys trek should be on the short list of trekkers who wish to do more than just follow the beaten track.

The route is more or less the same. How one chooses to explore it makes it different and exciting.

The Haunting Beauty of Lake Atitlan

Adventure-seekers yearn to experience heart-thumping fun mixed with stunning beauty and a touch of danger. Lake Atitlán in Guatemala describes a place on an adventurer's list. Arguably one of the world's most gorgeous bodies of freshwater, the lake exists because of a long ago natural catastrophe. The hidden danger: The lake fills a massive caldera…

Adventure-seekers yearn to experience heart-thumping fun mixed with stunning beauty and a touch of danger. Lake Atitlán in Guatemala describes a place on an adventurer's list. Arguably one of the world's most gorgeous bodies of freshwater, the lake exists because of a long ago natural catastrophe. The hidden danger: The lake fills a massive caldera formed by one of the Earth's most spectacular volcanic explosions, and the region remains volcanically active. Many adventure-seekers place an active volcano on their list. If you do that, then relish the heightened danger of seeing three active volcanoes from your lake-view hotel in a landscape over a super volcano (like the one in Yellowstone Park).

Guatemala designated the lake region a National Park to reserve the country's natural beauty and to encourage tourism. Experience their national treasure of volcanoes, a lake, and wildlife, but do not stop there. Meet the Mayans! Yes, I said Mayans, the native peoples who were part of the Mayan empire and culture that were “conquered” by the Spanish Empire between 1511 and 1697. Conquered means end of empire, not the end of the Mayan culture, which still exists for you to experience in small villages like the ones next to Lake Atitlán. Freshwater divers might arrange a dive on ancient Mayan villages under the lake.

As you consider planning a mix of views, hiking, diving, dining, wildlife, and experiencing the Mayan culture of people, languages, food, traditions do not overlook the danger. Take precautions to avoid or minimize the effects of robbery, a greater risk than volcanic activity. Leave your expensive jewelry and any other possession that you will seriously miss at home. Any poor society contains a minor dark element that will prey upon, rather than support, the tourist industry. Take care to travel in large groups, especially by land from the airport to the Lake Atitlán region. A government or hotel-provided land transport with security onboard should ensure your safety. Once at the lake region, the local Tuk-Tuks (automobile rickshaws) should be OK to get you about beyond walking distance. Enjoy your adventure!

Intellectual Property Plays An Important Role In The Making Of A Great Themed Attraction

Intellectual Property – IP from a popular motion picture, or TV Show, cartoon or a comic story plays a major role in the making of a great themed attraction today. Whether it’s the ever – popular Harry Potter world at Universal Orlando or the Star Wars attractions at Disney World, the response to such an…

Intellectual Property – IP from a popular motion picture, or TV Show, cartoon or a comic story plays a major role in the making of a great themed attraction today. Whether it’s the ever – popular Harry Potter world at Universal Orlando or the Star Wars attractions at Disney World, the response to such an IP based attraction is quite extraordinary. Survey reports also revealed that IP infused attractions are crucial to ensure better performances in terms of theme park attendance, including return visits and the overall spending levels.

Biking to Kings Canyon: America’s Steepest

The Robinson Twins rode mountain bikes from Grant Grove to Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. The road they followed, Highway 180 in California, enters the steepest canyon in America. From the highest point at Cherry Gap to the lowest point at the Kings River, is a change of 4000 feet in elevation. The…

The Robinson Twins rode mountain bikes from Grant Grove to Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. The road they followed, Highway 180 in California, enters the steepest canyon in America. From the highest point at Cherry Gap to the lowest point at the Kings River, is a change of 4000 feet in elevation. The elevational change in this canyon from the river to the highest peak is 8200 feet.

7 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Mauritius on Your Next Holiday

Though Maldives and Seychelles are much hyped honeymoon destinations for those wishing to spend some quality time amid exotic natural exuberance, but nevertheless Mauritius with its panoramic gentleness, colourful landscapes, and pristine beaches offers an equally scenic backdrop to your photographs. No wonder if Mark Twain used hyperbole to acclaim beauty of Heaven to be…

Though Maldives and Seychelles are much hyped honeymoon destinations for those wishing to spend some quality time amid exotic natural exuberance, but nevertheless Mauritius with its panoramic gentleness, colourful landscapes, and pristine beaches offers an equally scenic backdrop to your photographs. No wonder if Mark Twain used hyperbole to acclaim beauty of Heaven to be copied from this “Island of Rainbows”. Once the home of extinct dodo, this tropical island, situated east of Madagascar with moderate temperatures, subtle winds and generous sunshine strikes a unique blend of different cultures, nature reserves and vivacious wildlife.

My 2 Weeks of Travelling in Egypt

If you are an adventure lover and only have two weeks in your hand to make a journey, you should definitely consider Egypt as the perfect destination. Even though the place has about 5000 years old history, Tours for Egypt still allow you to view its major landmarks within a period of only between 10…

If you are an adventure lover and only have two weeks in your hand to make a journey, you should definitely consider Egypt as the perfect destination. Even though the place has about 5000 years old history, Tours for Egypt still allow you to view its major landmarks within a period of only between 10 and 14 days. The best thing about Egypt is that it has 7 different UNESCO listed sites, which which are 6 cultural sites and a natural site, which is obviously the strongest reason to entice worldwide tourists.

Itinerary to Follow for Egypt Tour in 2 Weeks

Day 1-Arrival at Cairo

If you are an American citizen and want to experience Tours for Egypt, you have to arrive at the international airport of Cairo in Egypt. Cairo is a crazy and an overwhelming city. Here, it is essential for you to rest in your booked hotel and relax for some time.

Day 2-Cheops in Khafre, Valley Temple, Memphis and Step Pyramid

Today, you should with your tour to Egypt from Giza. Here, you will come across three enchanting pyramids of Cheops in Khafre. Later on, you should look ahead to reach near the Great Sphinx. After this, you will visit the Valley Temple connected with the Khafre Pyramid. Now, during the afternoon, Tours for Egypt will take you to the ancient capital of Old Egypt named Memphis. In addition, you will view Step Pyramid of Saqqara designed by the Chancellor of King Djoser named Imhotep.

Day 3-Journey to Wadi Al-Hitan

On the third day, tourists will visit a famous UNESCO listed site named Wafi Al-Hitan, known as Valley of Whales. The site has more than hundreds of whale skeletons and dramatic formation of old rocks. After this, during the afternoon, you will climb the famous Mudawara Mountain and therey, get spectacular views. Especially, you will find two gigantic freshwater lakes connected with Wadi El Rayan waterfalls of Egypt.

Day 4-Sightseeing Tour at Cairo

Today, you will enjoy the beauties of Historic Cairo, a UNESCO site. Particularly, you will visit the Egyptian Museum to view the famous Tutankhamun treasures and about 120,000 fascinating artworks. On the same day, you will enjoy Ben Ezra Synagogue and Hanging Church famous sites at the Old Cairo. Moreover, you should spend spare time at an old Middle East Bazaar named Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Day 5-Amazing Trip to Alexandria

Now, your Egypt tour will take you to Alexandria, where your first stop will be Pompey Pillar and then visits Catacombs, recognized as the largest Cemetery of the Roman period. Later on, you will view Qaitbay Citadel set up on the ancient Alexandria Pharos site.

Day 6-Visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples

You will start your day by taking a flight to Luxor and follow a cruise journey to take a tour to Luxor and Karnak Temples at Luxor.

Day 7-Sightseeing at Luxor West Bank

Today, you will make a visit to ancient times and tombs at Luxor West Bank ie Colossi of Memnon and Hatshepsut Temple, known as Valley of famous Kings.

Day 8-Tour to Horus Temple and Kom Ombo's Double Temple

The day will start with your visit to Horus Temple located at Edfu and then sail to make a visit to an unusual double temple dedicated to the crocodile God named Sobek and falcon God ie Haroeris at Kom Ombo.

Day 9-Visits to Aswan High Dam

Today, you will visit the famous Aswan High Dam that controls flooding of the worldwide largest river named River Nile.

Day 10-Trip to Abu Simbel

Before flying back to Cairo, you will visit another UNESCO site in Egypt ie Abu Simbel.

Day 11-Fly Back to Cairo

You will end your entire tour to Egypt by flying back to the Cairo international airport and move to your native place in the United States.

Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand – A Mystery Frozen in Time

Roopkund lake or the Lake of Skeletons, as infamously known, is a glacial lake at an uninhabited place nestled between rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains at an altitude of 5029m above sea level. Nobody could have anticipated a mass grave of 300-400 skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake at such a high altitude,…

Roopkund lake or the Lake of Skeletons, as infamously known, is a glacial lake at an uninhabited place nestled between rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains at an altitude of 5029m above sea level. Nobody could have anticipated a mass grave of 300-400 skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake at such a high altitude, completely unsuitable for living conditions. Scientists are baffled, trying to date the skeletons and finding out the cause of their deaths. Just like this frozen lake, the mystery of skeletons is also frozen in time.

Shikari Devi Temple – A Strange and Mysterious Place to Visit in India

Shrouded in mystery, Shikari Devi temple, a must for all seeking spiritual guidance and a delight for adventurous trekkers seeking thrills in dangerous terrains, is positioned at a height of 2850m above sea level in Himachal Pradesh, a state lying in the foothills of mighty Himalayas . During ancient times, the hunters (shikari) used to…

Shrouded in mystery, Shikari Devi temple, a must for all seeking spiritual guidance and a delight for adventurous trekkers seeking thrills in dangerous terrains, is positioned at a height of 2850m above sea level in Himachal Pradesh, a state lying in the foothills of mighty Himalayas . During ancient times, the hunters (shikari) used to pray to the goddess to provide them with prey. This is how the shrine was named “Shikari Devi” – The goddess of hunters.

The most mysterious fact of this ancient temple is that it has no roof and till date, nobody has been able to build a roof on it. The snow never falls inside the temple despite heavy snowfalls in the region. There have been no wild animal attacks reported outside the temple promises and no bird or aircraft can fly on top of the temple in a manner that its shadow should fall on the deity. The birds were seen dropping dead from sky if their shadows ever fell on the shrine. There was a fatal accident reported in 1996 of the aircraft of Himachal's mayor in which he perished along with his wife, kid and his pilot. The aircraft was said to be flying at a low height above the shrine due to which it shadowed the shrine and then, the accident happened.

This temple is located at the peak of a hill which required crossing heavy snow-covered mountains and thick forests full of wild animals, just a few days ago. Nowadays, Himachal tourism has opened up a few clearings in the jungle for vehicles to reach near the peak. However, it is still extremely difficult to trek to the temple from Karsog Valley, Jhanjheli, Chindi. Still, it is a paradise for nature lovers with its lush greenery, pine trees, deodar woods and apple orchards, along with the pristine whites of the heavy snowfall occurring here from October till April.

Mythology states that sage Markandeye had called the powerful female deity Durga through meditation to this hill where the goddess left a stone statue of herself by bestowing it with divine powers. Later on, Pandavas built the temple structure for the goddess during their exile and received a boon from her to be able to defeat Kauravas in the epic battle of Mahabharata. She assured them of victory, a battle which she said, would be cooked for centuries against various forms of evil.
Every year, during Navratra festival, a fair is held here which attracts devotees from all over the world, seeking blessings from the deity.

The place is approachable by road as arranged by the Himachal government, covering a distance of 16 km. The devotees have to climb 500 stairs to reach temple promises, if reached via road. The nearest railhead is Joginder Nagar railway station.

How to Reach:
Mandi-Dadaur-Chailchowk-Thunag-Janjehli-Shikari-94 Kms.

Trek Routes:
Shikari Devi-Bakhrot-Chindi: 18 Kms
Shikari Devi-Raigarh-Shankar Dehra: 15 Kms
Shikari-Kamrunag 16 Kms