The new 7 Wonders of the World

The New7Wonders Foundation took the initiative to compose a list of the "new" seven wonders of the world by narrowing down a list of 200 monuments from around the world, including some of the world's most famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Statue of Liberty. 21 finalists were selected from this list, and the top seven were selected by popular vote.
The New 7 wonders of the world are:1. Taj Mahal - India The Taj Mahal is well known across the world for its historical value, its tale of love, and its stunning beauty. The Taj Mahal is located in the historic Indian city of Agra. It houses the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is said that the Emperor loved his wife dearly and was prompted to build the Taj Mahal after her death as a testament to his love. The construction of the Taj Mahal was completed by 1632. The construction of the temple cost the equivalent of US$827 million today. In 1983, the Taj Mahal was inscribed …

Discover the Undiscovered- Hill stations to visit in India

Here are some of the hill stations in India which remain untouched by commercial tourism and flourish in their natural beauty and grace.Haflong, Assam The sole hill station in Assam, Haflong is a realm of verdant green hills, majestic waterfalls and flowing streams. Among the principal attractions here are the Haflong hill and Haflong lake. Haflong hill is a perfect spot to have family picnics or just roam around with your fellow travellers. A place close by called Maibong is recognised for its Hindu Temple of Ramchandi.

Shimoga, Karnataka
This town in Karnataka is home not only to several waterfalls, trekking gorges, mountains and scenic beauty but also to wildlife. Hence, it can be regarded as a photographer’s utopia. Sightseeing spots not to be neglected are Jog Falls, Varadahalli, Ganjur Dam, Thirthalli, Agumbe (Cherapunji of Karnataka), Linganamakki Dam, Kodachadri mountain, Sharavathi Wild Life Sanctuary and Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
This lovely town in the…

Travel trends for 2021 and beyond

Every year travel trends come and go, however, 2021 is set to be one of tourism’s most significant years to date. As the world slowly recovers from COVID-19 and borders gradually start to open, we expect travel to look a little different than it did pre-pandemic. In a post-COVID-19 world, travelers will be much more cognizant of the need to travel to destinations that make it easy to maintain social distancing practices. Tour operators will need to get creative by designing itineraries that avoid public forms of transportation and crowded tourist areas, as their customers will expect this more considered approach to travel design. It will be more important than ever for travelers to stay connected as they travel. Gone are the days where people can easily go ‘off-the-grid” as there is now a critical need to stay informed and up to date with the latest travel guidelines. Tour operators and travel agents who specialize in creating group tours may want to start thinking about how to pivot…

Best Alternate Indian Destinations To Coronavirus Affected Places

The deadly and daunting Coronavirus (now Covid-19) has taken over a few countries resulting in lockdowns and a travel scare all across the world. Treading abroad might be unsafe, but there are a few destinations in India that closely resemble your favourite destinations spread across the world.
1. Spain- Mumbai
Well let's just say that it's not so much a natural resemblance, but Spain and Bombay celebrate their festivals with great pomp and show (mess included) The famous La Tomatina festival held in the Valencian town throw and smash tomatoes on each other. The annual festivity is somewhat like Holi, just celebrated with a kaleidoscope of colours. 

2. Thailand- Andaman
Thailand is an all-time favourite destination for most of the Indians, but the effect of Covid-19 makes it unsuitable to head there. Don't worry, Andaman comes to your rescue! The scenic and crystal clear beaches aren't too different from that of Phi Phi in Thailand.

3. Malaysia -Munnar
If you were heading to…

Travel Precautions

As for any travel, travellers are advised to follow proper food hygiene practices, including the five keys for food safety, as well as recommendations to reduce the risk of transmission of emerging pathogens from animals to human in live markets. Perform hand hygiene frequently, particularly after contact with respiratory secretions. Hand hygiene includes either cleaning hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub. Alcohol-based hand rubs are preferred if hands are not visibly soiled; wash hands with soap and water when they are visibly soiled.Cover your nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or paper tissue when coughing or sneezing and disposing immediately of the tissue and performing hand hygiene.When around others, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household. It is important to do this everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, territorial,tribal and local heal…

Top International Destinations to visit post Covid-19

If you’re fan of travelling and would like to step foot outside of your busy zone, it’s okay to plan ahead. It goes without saying that travel will change after all borders open. You’ll have to be extra careful, the conditions won’t be the same, but one thing will remain. You’ll get your well-deserved rest and the thrill of visiting new places again.Some of the places to visit abroad post pandemic are as follows:NEW ZEALAND Over in the Southern Hemisphere, an escape to New Zealand is looking as good as ever. Countries are starting to discuss the idea of “travel bubbles” so if you’re an Aussie, now might be a great time to finally explore your neighbor. Later in 2021 when country borders open up for all, New Zealand holds plenty of appeal for its isolated escapes where crowds aren’t an issue. AUSTRIA Some of the most popular cities and towns like Hallstatt and Salzburg were once overcrowded by tourists, but are now enjoying a quiet oasis from all the tourist traffic. The immediate time a…

Safe travelling in pandemic : Travel pods

The past few months have been rather scary. Mask-covered faces. Queues to wash hands in public toilets. Sanitizers constantly out of stock. Accusatory looks towards anyone coughing or sneezing. Eerily empty hotels, flights and streets following the lockdown travel advice for Coronavirus. Places that were once plagued by overtourism are now deserted. The spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has suddenly brought all usual life and travel to a halt.The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated risks of getting too close to infectious others has led to widespread feelings of isolation and boredom.  Just as some people have gravitated to “quarantine bubbles” to safely hang out and socialize with like-minded individuals or families, avid travelers are embracing “travel pods” as a way to jumpstart their wanderlust for group travel. The term “travel pod” (sometimes called a vacation pod) is a way to travel with others while minimizing many of the risks typically associated with group travel. These po…