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Love..

Riya

 

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Switzerland: Heaven On Earth

The world has hidden treasures that, once you travel, you start to discover them and Switzerland is definitely a precious gem.

I was lucky enough to visit Switzerland last month as I was the winner of #GetSwissed contest which was hosted by @SwissTempelle and Switzerland Tourism. I uploaded my selfie with Swiss Tempelle product on my social channel and was selected as a winner of this GRAND contest. The prize was all inclusive trip to Switzerland. Yay!!

So the journey started from Delhi on 26th Oct Night. They booked Swiss airline for us. We reached Switzerland ( Zurich) on 27th morning. We had a hotel booking in Interlaken but just to explore more we kept our luggage on Zurich station and went out to explore that city. In Zurich, we went to Zurich lake and some markets. After that in noon, we took our luggage from Zurich station and went to Interlaken. We had booking in beautiful hotel called Hotel Metropolis, Interlaken. The hotel was so beautiful and was located in perfect location. In evening, we explored Interlaken market, casino and nearby church. It was so beautiful and I am already missing it :O

That’s the view of Interlaken Market.

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For Day 2, the hotel reception gave us our tickets to Jungfraujoch, top of Europe. We started our journey in train from Interlaken to jungfraujoch. (We had 1st first Swiss pass which was arranged by Switzerland Tourism). Trust me the scene was so beautiful and breathe taking. It took us around 2 hours to reach there.

Inside look of First class coach.

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And that’s the pic from TOP OF EUROPE ❤

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For Day 3, we had hotel booking in Lucerne. So we took a train from Interlaken to Lucerne and managed to reach there in 2 hours. For whole day we were busy exploring Lucerne market as we had to buy a lot of stuff for our friends and family. We also went to a Cruise ride on that day.

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Outside our hotel in Lucerne.

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During my whole trip I was carrying my favorite Swiss Tempelle body lotion to take care of my skin during whole journey.

There is so much to experience in Switzerland that you’ll be able to find something that will entice you to holiday there, somewhere at every time of year.

If you want even more detailed information about the fantastic choice of holidays that are available throughout Switzerland then why not visit our Switzerland tourism website where you will find ideas and suggestions whatever the time of year that you are planning to travel.

Much thanks to Swiss Tempelle (www.swisstempelle.com)  & Switzerland Tourism for this once in lifetime opportunity.

Love..

Riya

5 Best Night Clubs To Visit In Goa

Goa is every party lover’s heaven. From indoor parties at nightclubs to outdoor raves at beaches, Goa has it all. The smallest state in the country can rightly be called its party capital. It has everything you could hope for in a hip party destination and even more. This place can move you to its rhythm and make your heart thump on its beats.

One of the best things about Goa is its laid-back vibe; here no one really bothers about what you do as long as you don’t cause any problems for the others. This means you can do and wear whatever you like here, unlike most other places in the country. So, for the next time you want to party hard here is a list of the top five nightclubs you should visit:

1. Curlies
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From its humble beginnings as a small shack at the Arjuna Beach, Curlies has expanded to become one of the hippest party destinations in the town. This shack has two restaurants, an indoor club, a huge dance floor, and bars.

The place can be a little difficult to find, but you will not regret the effort once you find it. Curlies has a remarkable range of alcohol at its well-stocked bars and it seems like nothing ever runs out. The crowd is great here, and so is the music. The upper floor has the dancing area where late night parties are the norm. If you want to visit a great place to party all night, Curlies is a great option. To know more about tourist places in Goa, check: http://www.transindiatravels.com/goa/tourist-places-to-visit-in-goa/

2. Club LPK
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Club Love Passion Karma is situated at the waterfront in Nerul in Candolim. This place has exquisite architecture with designs that look like stone carvings in caves. The indoor dance floor is sculpted and is large enough for a huge number of people.

The area is divided into two sections, the indoor club and the outdoor waterfront where people can sit and enjoy the stunning lake. This place is perfect whether you want to get a couple of drinks or to spend the night dancing.

3. Club Cubana
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Club Cubana is situated on a hilltop which makes the climb rather difficult. But once you enter this club, everything seems worth it. There are fluorescent lights all around giving the place an electric buzz. The dance floor is lit in neon and the place boasts a Jacuzzi and a large pool. There are so many things one can indulge in, while on a trip to Goa:
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The best part about the club is the architecture, the landscaping is done in three floors and all these floors have open air bars that remain open all-night long. The club hosts a Ladies Night every Wednesday when drinks and entry for women are free.

4. Kamaki
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A night club with a Greek twist, Club Kamaki offers great seating, food, and party space. Not far from the Baga beach strip, Kamaki is one of the best places to be at in North Goa. The club is divided into two sections, outside is the seating and drinks area while inside there are pool tables and a good dancing space.

The club plays all types of music so it offers something for everyone. You should definitely visit this place for the great food and ambiance. If you love adventure and want to try some of them in Goa, read: http://www.transindiatravels.com/adventure-sports-india

5. SinQ
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SinQ is in Candolim and is extravagant and picturesque. This club is designed with earthly tones that offer a contrast to the brilliant blue of the pool. The place features private cabanas and offers options for overnight stay at the SinQ resort. The view is gorgeous and the music is loud and will make you groove.

This club offers delicious food options in the menu. The drinks are on the house which makes this place even better!

So now when you know all about where to go and what to do, which party destination are you choosing? Or, did we leave out your favorite place? Let us know in the comments section below to get the discussion started.

Author’s Bio:
Rohit Agarwal is a freelance travel writer. His passions include traveling and exploring in order to share his experiences with the world. He can often be found scribbling in notebooks sitting on exotic beaches and while traveling from one destination to another. He also writes a blog on http://www.transindiatravels.com , among other things.

Love…

Riya

5 Best Places To Visit In Manali

I was lucky enough to visit Manali last month. Being a travel freak, I loved that place. Weather was snowy and so perfect for adventure activities. Before my trip, i shopped for all my adventure equipments including Hiking Bag, Jacket, torches, water bottle, watch, camera etc from Adventure Gears. Have a look at what i purchased.

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Head here to check out more such adventure equipments.

I was there for 3 days and explored many places. These are must visit places- 

  1. Solang Valley

Solang valley is about 15 kms from mall road. Very beautiful place and perfect one for adventure freaks. Go there to do all adventure activites including skiing and para gliding.

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 2. Jogini waterfall

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3. Hidimba Devi Temple
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4. Manu Market
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5. Solang-Nullah
Make sure you visit all when you are in Manali next time.

Whats more?

Use code ESGA05 and avail additional 5% OFF (apart from current discounts available on the website) on all adventure equipments purchases through adventuregears.com for your next trip.

Love…

Riya

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Top 7 Phenomenal Islands In India

 

I’m sure the phrase is pretty popular- no man can live as an island. While that is certainly true, it never did the modern man any harm to travel to one and count on total rejuvenation on vacation every once in a while. While the idea of Robinson Crusoe is never too appealing, island tourism in India is seeing a boom and rightly so, courtesy the tranquillity of seclusion, breath-taking global-standard beauty and the exotic feel common to dreams. Hence, let’s put on the fancy scuba gear and get exploring these little oases of peace.

  1. The Lakshadweep Islands

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Look at a picture of this gorgeous island, you’ll know what I am talking about. A group of small islands, named “the group of one lakh islands”, it features corals Australia is so famous in Lakshadweep. Also, it has quirky tourism implements, like lighthouses.

  1. Havelock Island

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Named after a foreigner seems to be a feature very common in these parts of India-this one was named for Henry Havelock. One more common feature of islands look like lighthouses, and Havelock one has one too. It has a beach which is acknowledged to be the best in India by Time magazine, and belongs to an archipelago that shares its name with Richie Rich, only a different spelling-Ritchie’s archipelago.

  1. Great Nicobar Island

This island has the largest size among its kind in India. It has a turbulent point in its history, the 2004 Tsunami that caused much destruction. It has exotic reptile and avian species indigenous to it, and-you guessed it-lighthouses. It has a host of rivers that flow along its general topography.

  1. Little Andaman Island

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For the traveller who is going off the beaten track, literally, is waiting this island. Not too crowded and not too expensive as well, this is the beatnik tourist’s dream come true. It features exotic avian and turtle species, and offers safaris a la Africa, and boat voyages a la Mauritius. Best of both worlds, did I hear someone at the back say?

  1. Barren Island

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This is one island that is more boho than the last. Let’s find out why. It is akin to the Vesuvius, being the only volcano that actually erupts in South Asia. Also, it offers Scuba Diving opportunities to tourists. It is a lot like the Dead Sea, with the almost non-existent life that it supports. That’s where it gets its name from, as well.

  1. Viper Island

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It sure seems like places have stories that prove how truth is stranger than fiction. True to the world of adventure and horror stories, this island was named after a ship that carried Lt. Blair to India. It is a pretty island, and a jetty for tourists visiting Andaman. But what the guides won’t tell you is that this place used to have gallows, now abandoned, which was used to contain and torture Indian political prisoners of the British Raj. And oh, it has some viper species as well.

  1. Rutland Island

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Individuals with interest in Victorian English literature will know about the treatment meted out to the racial “other”. This island provides real-time opportunity for learning about some “others”- The Jangil tribe, natives to the Andamans, who were few and far in between in terms of interactions with people from the outer world, but present nonetheless. Also, this island has a number of beaches in Andaman along with the opportunities for open-water divers.

It is sometimes strange how things exceedingly relevant to one discipline are completely out of the vista of another. One sees how islands, very important in political power establishment, was taken little note of in tourism, especially in the Indian context. It’s good to see that changing, and Lakshadweep is now the first destination many couples would like to explore on honeymoon tour to India. Indeed, with scuba diving, exotic fauna and world class thriller histories, islands shouldn’t be something people miss out on the flavour of.

Love…

Riya

Royal Stay At JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity

I was lucky enough to stay in this royal hotel with Family last year. I stayed their for 2 nights and had amazing time. I loved the ambience and how they welcomed us when we entered inside the hotel.

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After seeing the inside view of this hotel, my first expression was simply “Wow”. I loved the interior designing, pool, lounge etc. Since i booked this hotel online, so we just went to reception and the hotel guy helped to reach our room. The rooms were so comfortable and relaxing. Then comes the food, there was whole lot of Indian, Italian, Chinese and Thai cuisine; all at one place. ( Separate veg and non veg area ).

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This hotel also provides us the gym facility along with spa. So if you are a fitness freak do not forget to check out the gym when you visit here.

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Hotel Highlights

  • Enjoy relaxing spa treatments in a luxury environment at Quan Spa ( On-site health and wellness sanctuary.)
  • Located adjacent to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi.
  • Take advantage of on-site event planning services and sophisticated ballroom space to host a memorable New Delhi wedding at this hotel.

How To Contact/Book?

Address: Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Phone: 011 4521 2121

Price- Starts from around Rs 11,000/night for a couple.

Both online and offline bookings are available for this hotel. ( I personally prefer to book online to get some good discounts 😛 )

So, If you are traveling to Delhi for business or need a place to stay for a night or more, JW Marriott is the best hotel near the airport OR  If you are looking for an easy entry, relaxing departure, or just a break from the city this is a great option close to the airport.

 

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“I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip

Your comments are awaited..

Love…

Riya

5 Interesting Things to Do in Pondicherry

If you want to take a break from the monotonous and tiring routine and the everyday struggle of work and home, then Pondicherry is a great place to explore in South India. It is an ideal blend of heritage and spiritual culture to give you a real peace of mind. With a lovely weather, well-cleaned and not so crowded beaches, you can experience the real beauty of this place.

Here is a list of five simple yet really interesting things to try in Pondy and discover a whole new sublime side of yourself.

  1. Pottery
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Pondicherry is known for its versatile traditional heritage which is a fusion of Tamil and French influences. Here you can find a vast diversity of ceramic pottery, handmade paper, paper-mache crafts, stone carving and many more. You can try this fun activity and dirty your hands at the Golden Bridge Pottery by attending workshops. Discover the creative side in you and if you don’t have it, then just go there, relive your childhood and have fun with clay.

  1. Bicycle Tours
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A brilliant way to see Pondicherry and relish its beauty and tranquillity is with an early-morning guided bicycle tour. Through this activity, you would also get the opportunity to savour the breath-taking sunrise, especially on a beach. You can imagine how beautiful it would be to see the sun coming out of the blue sea. It is indeed one of the most wonderful things to experience.

  1. Water Activities
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Pondy is undoubtedly the best place to try a lot of water activities. Some of them are Scuba diving which is conducted in the months of February-April and September-November. Also, while spending your day at the sea beach, going for a boat ride and enjoying the clean blue water is a must try. It is an excellent way to enjoy the scenery especially for the birdwatchers as a number of birds’ flock to the lakes and beaches of Pondy.

  1. Aqua Zumba
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Now, here comes the most fun-filled and healthy activity for your trip. Aqua Zumba is an amalgamation of doing Zumba dance with water resistance generally in a pool. It is considered to be one of the highest energetic water exercises. You should surely give it a try as being aquatic; it would create a lesser impact on your joints. Moreover, considering water resistance, every step       will become even more taxing. So, all you have to do is just let your body lose and have fun splashing in water while dancing. Prior registrations and some planning are really important to book your seats.

  1. Finest Dining

There is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating for our tired souls than relaxing at a beach, looking at the seamless sky, listening to the sea waves and enjoying good food with a glass of wine. One must try French and continental cuisine at Le café, Gourbet Avenue right by the sea. This experience would surely be outstanding. Moreover, abundant bakeries and cafes are there to serve your taste buds in unique ways. Pondicherry is a place where you would discover sea food that cannot be found anywhere else. Traditional Tamil cuisine and some of the most sumptuous dishes from neighbouring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala would definitely yield a luxurious fine dining experience.

All these activities would surely help you in having the best of your time at Pondicherry. They are really relaxing and a lot of fun to try with family and friends. A trip to Pondicherry would certainly happen to be the right decision if you are looking for peace mixed with some urge to expand your horizons of knowledge.

Author Bio:

Rohit Agarwal, a traveller and blogger, in search of the most fascinating tourist sites loves exploring different places across India. His blogs at TransIndiaTravels.com are full of such interesting blogs about various places and cuisines.