Golden Gate Bridge – An Iconic Symbol Of San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge is second largest suspension bridge in United States. Located in San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge stretch 1.7 mile long connecting San Francisco to Marin County. It is the entrance to San Francisco Bay from Pacific Ocean. After years of examination and fundraising construction of Bridge was started in 1933. The bridge was designed by Joseph Strauss, Irving Morrow and Charles Ellis and was ready just in four years i.e. by 1937.

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Golden Gate Bridge is also famous for its color – International Orange; it was selected to complement its surroundings and also to make it visible in fog. It has total six lanes, 3 lanes towards northbound and 3 lanes towards south bound. Golden Gate Bridge is known as one of the wonders in Modern World. It is called to be the most beautiful photographed bridge of the world. Of 4200 ft., Golden Gate was the longest suspension Bridge until 1964. Ferry was the only source of transportation between San Francisco & Marin County before the bridge was built.

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Some Interesting Facts:

  • The bridge it around 220 feet above & its towers are 746 above the water level
  • Total steel used for bridge is approx 88,000 tons.
  • The weight of the bridge is 8,87,000 tons.
  • Only 11 workers died in total construction of the bridge which was the new safety record of the time.
  • Total 128 lights & 250 lamps have been installed on the roadway of the bridge.
  • There are total 6 lakhs rivets in each tower
  • Golden Gate is the toll bridge, it cost $6 per passing vehicle
  • Over 2 lakhs people walked on bridge to celebrate its opening lasted for one week.

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Many Hollywood & Bollywood movies were shot on Golden Gate Bridge like ‘Inside out’, ‘Hulk’ ‘Godzilla’, ‘Happy Ending’, ‘Biwi No.1 and many more..  Golden Gate bridge is one of the must visit attraction in San Francisco, one can pass by the bridge or can also enjoy its marvelous views from famous Bay Cruise which pass under the bridge.

Northern Lights: Saga Of The Lights

The splendid moving lights of the aurora are really collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen over the northern and southern hemisphere poles of the globe. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis‘ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south.

Aurora lights showcases in numerous colors, however light green and pink are the most widely occurring. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been seen many times. The lights show up in numerous structures from patches or dispersed clouds of light to streamers, bends, undulating curtains or shooting beams that light up the sky with a ghostly sparkle.

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HOW ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS FORMED?

The Northern Lights are really the after effect of crashes between vapor particles in the Earth’s air with charged particles discharged from the sun’s atmosphere. Varieties in shading are because of the kind of gas particles that are clashing. The most widely recognized auroral shading, a pale yellowish-green, is delivered by oxygen atoms situated around 60 miles over the earth. Uncommon, every single red aurora is delivered by high-elevation oxygen, at statures of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.

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The temperature over the surface of the sun is in millions of degrees Celsius. At this temperature, impacts between gas atoms are incessant and hazardous. Free electrons and protons are tossed from the sun’s environment by the spinning of the sun and escape through openings in the magnetic field. Sweeped away by the solar wind, the charged particles are to a great extent diverted by the earth’s magnetic field. However, the earth’s magnetic field is effectively less powered at both poles and in this way a few particles enter the earth’s atmosphere and slam into gas particles. These impacts emanate light that we see as the moving lights of the north and the south. The lights of the Aurora for the most part reach out from 80 kilometers to as high as 640 kilometers over the earth’s surface.

BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Aurora Borealis can be found in the northern or southern side of the equator, in a sporadically molded oval focused over each pole of the earth. The lights are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south. Since the occurrence happens close to the poles, Aurora Borealis have been seen as far south as New Orleans in the western half of the globe, while comparative areas in the east never encounter the puzzling lights.

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Auroral presentations can likewise be seen over the southern tip of Greenland and Iceland, the northern shoreline of Norway and over the waterfront waters north of Siberia. Southern auroras are not frequently seen as they are amassed in a ring around Antarctica and the southern Indian Ocean. Regions that are not subject to ‘light contamination’ are the best places to look for the lights. Places in the north, in littler groups, have a tendency to be the best.

BEST TIME TO WATCH FOR AURORAL DISPLAYS

Analysts have likewise found that auroral action is cyclic, cresting generally at every 11 years. Winter in the north is for the most part a decent season to view lights. The long stretches of dimness and the recurrence of starry evenings give numerous great chances to watch the auroral presentations. Normally the best time of night (on crisp evenings) to look for auroral showcases is nearby midnight.

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‘Aurora borealis’, the lights of the northern half of the globe, signifies ‘day break of the north’. ‘Aurora australis’ signifies ‘day break of the south’. In Roman myths, Aurora was the goddess of the first light. Many social gatherings have legends about the lights. In medieval times, the events of auroral showcases were seen as harbingers of war or starvation. The Maori of New Zealand imparted a conviction to numerous northern individuals of Europe and North America that the lights were reflections from lights or open air fires.

Enjoy San Francisco – Cable Car On USA Tour

San Francisco is a city which is known for its benchmark, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island. Nevertheless, there is one particular icon which has experience the test of time and today still attracts visitors is: The cable car. The San Francisco cable car system is a true figure of the city, and is the last manually negotiated cable car system. Despite there are only three lines in operation, the cable car is still a great way to see all of San Francisco’s enormous sights. Two of the cable car routes take passengers downtown, to the Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf which are major two districts which are famous with both locals and tourists.

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Well established in 1873, the first cable car was successfully out for public in August, with regular service started in September. Soon after this more cable cars were been put to the system, creating a mark and commercial means of transport. For the very first time, locals were able to get through the city with complete ease, and the uniqueness of the cable cars promoted people to explore San Francisco in better depth. In 1892, the first electric streetcars were put into operation, and were considered remarkable to the original cable cars as they were very cheaper to manufacture and run.

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As modern technology expands, the cable cars became a headache for the government, yet never declined in public. In fact, during the 1940’s, various applications were held to keep the original cable cars in action. Eventually it was acknowledge that the cable car would remain in operation, with only major routes remaining for it to pass over.

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So whether it’s local or a tourist, everyone likes to have a ride of the historical streetcar. They take pictures put them in the groups and even they like to hear the way it functions all this is put in a picture to keep it still moving on the street of San Francisco.

Since then, the cable cars have become a most famous with tourists, and are considered one of the top appealing attractions of San Francisco. The three routes pass by some of the city’s most popular areas, including Fisherman’s Wharf and becoming iconoclastic.

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So if you are confused how best to explore the city of San Francisco, don’t look further than the city’s greatest form of transport: THE CABLE CAR SYSTEM…

DisneyLand Paris: Home To Disney Legends

Disneyland Paris was initially known as Euro Disney Resort. It is an amusement resort in Marne-la-Vallee, another town around 32 km east of Paris, and is the most visited amusement park in all of France and Europe. It is claimed and worked by Euro Disney, a market organization in which The Walt Disney Company possesses a minority stake. The resort covers 4,800 acres of land and envelops two amusement parks, a few resort inns, a shopping, eating, and diversion complex, and a green, notwithstanding a few extra recreational and excitement venues. Disneyland Park is the first amusement park of the perplexing, opening with the resort on 12 April 1992. A second amusement park, Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002. The resort is the second Disney Park to open outside the United States, subsequent to which the Tokyo Disney Resort opened in 1983.

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DISNEYLAND PARK

Home to Disney legends and courageous women old and new, Disneyland Park enlivens excellent Disney stories and children’s stories with rollercoaster thrills, family fun and fabulous parades including all your most loved characters.

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Investigate life in past times worth remembering of the 1900s with stallion drawn autos, Victorian shops and a steam train to take you around the Park. Get your hair style in the Victorian style at Dapper Dan’s Hair Cuts, look at the immense creations of the Golden Age in the Discovery Arcade and catch a ride around town on an auto from the mid twentieth century.

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Fantasy Land

The spot where tall tales spring up. Fall under the spell of Sleeping Beauty Castle, changed each night with dazzling enhancements and staggering firecrackers in the Disney Dreams. Furthermore, lose all sense of direction in Alice’s Wonderland as you discover your way through a labyrinth pressed with shocks. You can likewise fly with Dumbo or get in a twist on the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups.

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Adventure Land

With dazzling experiences on the high oceans and excites and spills in the midst of antiquated traces with Indiana Jones, it’s endless activity in Adventure land. Yet, be cautioned all those who come here – pirates hide around each corner! From an experience play area for youthful sailors to the Pirates of the Caribbean enterprise ride you’ll have to keep your minds about you to cruise these waters.

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Frontier Land

Stroll with the legends of the Wild West and voyage along an oar steamboat in Frontierland. Hold tight on Big Thunder Mountain – the most out of control prepare this side of the Mississippi. You’ll be avoiding snakes and coyotes on this rush stuffed train ride. What’s more, in case you’re feeling courageous, stride inside Phantom Manor to be welcomed by apparitions and devils who’ll share their spooky stories.

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Discovery Land

Quick forward into the future and head to endlessness and past in the cutting edge Discoveryland. Jump into your own one of a kind Starcruiser and join Buzz Lightyear to battle the fiendishness Zurg in Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast. On the other hand lock in for a white-knuckle thrill in space on Space Mountain: Mission 2.

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QUEBEC CITY – The France Of Canada

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One of the oldest city in Northern American and equally rich in culture and heritage, Quebec City is the capital to the Canadian Province also named Quebec. Established in 16th century by hordes of European settlements, the city expresses a true quintessence of French culture in its architecture, culture and traditions. The city has more than ancient architectural structures; it has natural beauty in the form of Montmorency Falls, St Lawrence River and boardwalk towards the Plains of Abraham. The fortified walls of the city have earned it the title “Historic District of Old Quebec” by UNESCO. It is a paradise for the cultural geeks and architectural connoisseurs. We bring you some of the must to visit places in this amazing city of Canada with a touch of European history.

OLD QUEBEC:

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The city area of Quebec, or more commonly known as Old Quebec, is divided into two parts – The Upper Town and the Lower Town. If you want to see small cozy cafeterias, Cobblestone allays’ and a suburban feeling in a downtown, then old Quebec will hold a certain attraction for you. The Upper town is a military base and administrative station for the Quebec City but do not be blinded by this description. It has a variety of old houses and historic landmarks, that makes it a must visit place on the wish list. The lower town is home to museums, cultural performance halls and theatres. It also provides enchanting view of the Port of Quebec, thereby enrapturing its’ visitors to perfection.

MONTMORENCY FALLS:

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The Montmorency Falls flows from River Montmorency and it shares the boundary with three Quebecan cities namely – Beauport, Boischatel and Quebec City. The falls is higher than Niagara Falls and merges into the River St. Lawrence.  A viewing staircase, a suspension bridge and Ariel tram forms for amazing experiences when it comes to viewing these magnificent falls. If you are lucky and you visit there mesmerizing falls in summer, there is a chance that you will get to experience that international fireworks competition as a background view to the marvelity of the fall.

CITADELLE OF QUEBEC:

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This amazing view may seem similar to a maze or labyrinth. However, it is the active military base and military residence of the Canadian governor general and military offices. This is the oldest building in the whole of Canada and reason why Quebec City has been honored with the title of “World Heritage Site”. The citadel is tremendously appreciated with the visitors and is one of the most visited places in the city. This star shaped fortress holds the residences of the military general and a royal museum to entice its visitors to the culture of European settlements that had stationed in the vicinity years’ ago.

All in all, the City provides a range of attractions for its visitors’ and truly is the symbol of the culture and essence of France in Canada!

Cruise Holidays To Bahamas

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Beautiful calm beaches, Clear water, pure white or somewhere pink sand, Water sports, Relaxing atmosphere, shopping; thinking of all these will take you to which place in your imaginary world?? If you ask me then I would say “BEACHES OF BAHAMAS

The most beautiful beaches in the world are found in Bahamas. I would say the beaches which are the definition of paradise, are in BAHAMAS. Commonwealth of Bahamas is the official name of Bahamas, located in Caribbean Sea below Florida, USA. It easily accessible from Florida USA .The Bahamas consist of more than 2000 islets and cays. In total it has 29 islands, 2387 islets and 661 cays. ‘NASSAU‘is the capital of Bahamas.

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There are two ways to reach to Bahamas which are by air or by sea. But as you are going to the paradise through sea way would be one of the luxurious journey one ever have. Cruise is the most exciting and fun filled journey to reach Bahamas. There are many cruise liners who operates cruises to Bahamas from Florida like Royal Caribbean cruises , Norwegian Cruises, Carnival Cruises , Disney cruises.

Most cruise liners have their private islands in Bahamas. Each cruise line is unique in its own way. Royal Caribbean has its private island Cococay island, Castaway Cay is privately owned by Disney cruise line, Great Stirrup Cay and Berry Islands are owned by Norwegian. All the cruises ultimately take visitors to Nassau.

Cruises have different amenities on board. The luxury in terms of personalized services and hospitality, food varieties, shows on board,Gym , Games , casinos  and lot more to enjoy on cruise. Most of the cruise liners organize free shows to entertain the passengers.

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Cruises have their own itineraries as per the ships. On each day passengers will receive a navigator in their cabins. One can plan the whole day with excitements and joy according to its own interest on cruise with number of activities. Start your day with yoga , gym or jogging on board , have luxurious breakfast. And you can also start your day to just float on the water in swimming pools and welcome the beautiful morning. Treat yourself with spa on board. Surely cruise crew will have awesome games for you. Enjoy the shows by some famous groups and celebrities. You can enjoy the Nightlife by trying your luck in Casino and lot of other activities at last. On cruise you will be treated with Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, High tea and Dinner. The menu will surely amaze you.

 

Cruise will be docked on ports as per the itinerary. Water sport is the thing which no one will miss to do on the beautiful beaches. Swim with human friendly dolphins is the most amazing thing to do on Nassau beach. Water sports activities as banana boat ride, snorkeling, parasailing, jet ski are must do. One of the main shore excursions on Nassau is the city tour one can book city tour on board as well. Visitors have chance to visit Atlantis Hotel as well in city tour. One can rent a scooter also to have a view of beautiful city Nassau on their own .

A VISIT TO FERRARI WORLD

About Ferrari world:-

Ferrari World is the first and only Ferrari Branded indoor theme park ever made in the world. It was opened on 4th November 2007, covers an area of 86000 square meters. The logo on the roof is itself a marvel, Ferrari largest logo ever made. It has the world’s fastest roller coaster named “FORMULA ROSSA”. It has total 20 rides which belongs to specific category and available for all age group such as Old, Kids & Others.

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About Ferrari:-

Ferrari is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in maranello. Founded in the year 1929 by “ENZO FERRARI”. The famous logo of Ferrari race team is cavallino rampante which means black prancing stallion on a yellow shield usually with the letters “S F” (scuderia ferrari). The colors used on the logo “Green, white & red” are the Italian national colors.The horse which is painted on the Ferrari logo was suggested by an Italian air force pilot and also a world war I “Francesco Barraca” who use to paint this horse on his planes. After some modification it was used as a Ferrari logo. A black prancing horse on canary yellow background (the color of Modena city his birth place). Ferrari has been participating in racing. Especially, in Formula One where it is the most successful team. Jose Froilan Gonzalezez was the first racer who gave Ferrari its first F1 victory in 1951 British Grand Prix.

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Ferrari drivers include:-

Some of the well known drivers of Ferrari are Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen,Sebastian Vettel &Michael Schumacher.

Interesting Facts :

  • Recently introduced Karting Academy is basically Go-kart attraction. Where you can test your driving skills. Whether you are a beginner or a serious racer, you can have fun on the run. Other rides like Junior GT, Bell Italia, Speed of magic etc are also available which all can enjoy.
  • Formula Rossa, world’s fastest roller coaster which runs on a thrilling 240km/hour speed. It was initially named as F1 coaster later it was given name as Formula Rossa.
  • The riders are required to wear a protective glass during the ride because of its high speed.
  • The impact on your eyes is as similar as Skydiving. It has surpassed KingdaKa at Six flags in speed, which is still world’s tallest roller coaster.
  • Ferrari has given lots of sports car to the world. Based on racing theme it has some best cars manufactured in Ferrari Workshop. F 458 Italia, F 458 Spider and lot more are some of the best cars which Ferrari has manufactured.

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Ferrari Park :

The rides in Ferrari park as inspired by the cars which Ferrari makes. The gallery of the Ferrari Park has displayed all the models of Ferrari which were once used in the Formula One racing and were driven by famous F1 racers. The red color of Ferrari is known as “Race Red” which is identified as the national racing color of Italy. That is why the Ferrari is often seen in Red color. Ferrari Park is also based on the theme of Ferrari. When you enter the park you feel the excitement as we can see Ferrari models in the gallery, rides inspired from Ferrari, Worlds fastest roller coaster.

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It is a place worth visiting, worth spending time in the park once you enter you can access the rides multiple times except the optional one which is Scuderia Ferrari. It is ride which gives you a real experience of driving a Ferrari car. With its 3D feature you feel the thrill of riding a Ferrari. A perfect place for people who loves thrill, excitement &speed. Should visit at least once in a lifetime.

ATLANTIC CITY – The Vegas Of East Coast

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When one hears the word “Vegas”, all one can think of is Casinos, Clubs, Nightlife and Glimmer & glamour of the glittering city. United States of America is a country having two such cities. The Atlantic City, located in the state of New Jersey on Absecon Island along the coast of Atlantic Ocean, is almost a replica of Las Vegas of the west. However, the city is unique in its essence and has so much more to offer than mere Casinos, Clubs and thrilling Nightlife. The present day Atlantic City is celebrated as a “Resort city”. However, it’s foundation for modern day was pioneered in 1853, when its first commercial hotel “The Belloe House” was built on Atlantic Avenue. The city is our very own real life version of the board game “Monopoly” since it was here that Roth Hokins was inspired and the original version of the game came into existence. So if you are in town, we bring you some of the best places to visit & “must do” things in Atlantic City:

Atlantic City Boardwalk:

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With a boardwalk of approximately six and a half kilometers that stretches from north to south west of the coastal line, the city offers for mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets for its visitors. The Atlantic Boardwalk was the first ever constructed and opened boardwalk in United State in the year 1870, June. The Boardwalk has an assortment of Restaurants, Casinos and Hotels. It has a distinct feeing of a quaint town with a collection of local boutiques and some famous branded stores. Boardwalk Hall, Ripley’s Believe it or not and Steel Pier are the entertainment zones for tourists who want to do more than just enjoy that enchanting views of the ocean from the boardwalk. This particular landmark has been so sought after that an entire television series named “Boardwalk Empire” has been designed and concentrated on it.

Boardwalk Hall: 

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Alight the Boardwalk of Atlantic city is another major attraction for the history lovers. Previously, known as Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, it is a showground situated right on the Boardwalk. Declared as National Historic Landmark of U.S.A in 1987, it is used for multiple purposes like Beauty pageants’, Music Concerts, Ice Hockey, Musicales, Boxing, Soccer and various other sports events. This Historic hall possess world’s largest Musical instrument which is a Piped organ called “Poseidon” which has more than 33000 pipes and has been listed in “The Guinness Book Records”. The Hall has a vast capacity of approximately 14000 viewers and has been a performing ground for various renowned artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Rascal Flatts and many more.

Casinos:

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Atlantic City isn’t called “The Gambling Capital of the East” for nothing. With eight major casinos namely – Resorts, Caesars, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Tropicana, Golden Nugget, Trump Taj Mahal & last but not the least Borgata, the city brings the rich and wealthy across world to into its periphery. For people, who are amateur gamblers or first timers, the city also has a provision of small time casinos. So whether you are a pro at gambling or recreational gambler, you are truly welcome to this amazing “Vegas of East Coast”.

 

5 Points To Be Considered While Selecting Your Travel Destination

Planning a vacation is supposed to be a fun, relaxing and eye opening break, away from the stresses of everyday life. Make a proper strategy before travelling is a key to save hard earned money and valuable time. We are often dream about a perfect holiday but planning a holiday can be more of a stress. However, an unplanned trip can end up being a headache and disappointment. Be ready to explore the new destination by planning your travel, accommodations, sight seen and fun activities ahead of time before the start of holiday. Giving plenty of time to plan can be a exciting way to build up more fun during vacation. In a continuing effort to move out of the door and enter into the new world, we have to create a step-by-step guide of a trip that breaks the process down so planning becomes easier and less overwhelming.

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Flamingo Transworld- 20th Anniversary: Success Story

Flamingo Transworld is an Ahmedabad based Tourism Company and we celebrated our 20th anniversary last month on 18th of August. We are partly sponsoring the education of 30 children and teenagers lacking adequate means. This was a part of our initiative that was started by us to give back to the society in 2009. The idea behind this cause was to support all underprivileged people associated with us or to carve out a better life for their children. We have grown from being a 3 people travel agency to a 180 people organization & this would not have been possible without the good wishes and blessings of the entire Flamingo family, which not only includes our team but also those who work for our team. Flamingo foundation is a part of our effort to make a difference to all members of our family.

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In the last 20 years, Flamingo Transworld, has become a household name in Gujarat for customized and group tours to various corners of the world. We specialize in vegetarian group tours & believe that knowledge and passion for making successful holidays for our customers sets us apart from our competitors. We have made a successful vacation for more than 1 lakh people. Global airlines behemoths like have considered us to be their trusted partners in Western India. Recently, we have awarded by Emirates for our contribution to Dubai tourism. We aspire to become the largest tour operator in the world.

Our company culture is influenced by the Socialist school of thought and based five basic principles: Respect for work, Equality, Belief in the truth, Distribution of wealth & Prosperity for all. As a result, our employees often say that Flamingo is not just a workplace, it is a way of life and if you wish to succeed in this company, one has to accept the Flamingo way of life.