Things To Do In Kerala

1. Bekal : Beautiful combination of Backwater and Beach

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Bekal is a small town on the eastern shore of Kerala. There is a giant keyhole shape fort on the shore of the beautiful beach. The popular backwater of Kerala, water sports facilities and hill stations are located nearby. Bekal is famous for its international dream spot with mysterious beach, caves and hideout. 5 star hotel named Vivanta by Taj And the Lalit are the resorts which gives some of the best experience.

2. Gavi : A Perfect Picnic Place

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Gavi is a quiet and beautiful forest spread across the beautiful Periyar Tiger Reserve. The place offers the excellent experience of flora for the nature explorers. It is the home for around three hundred bird species and you can also find many endemic species. The scenic beauty of Gavi is indeed worth a closer look. The place is also serves you a base camp for the jungle trekkers and also a perfect picnic spot. People take a day trip to Gavi with many activities to do and the forest lunch is one of the best experiences.

3. Enjoy a Romantic Evening at Varkala Beach

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Varkala Beach is the most popular and beautiful beach lies on the outskirts of south Kerala. Near the beach, there are several places of tourist attraction like two thousand year old Vishnu temple. The beach offers many facilities for travelers with an excellent accommodation. Varkala Beach is becoming a most popular health resort with many Ayurvedic treatments offered.

4. Thrilling Ride of Ropeway at Malampuzha Dam

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Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Palakkad in Kerala. It has the amazing view of hills in the background. Visitors can enter the top of the dam through the beautiful gardens and walk along the dam to see the wonderful species of flora and fauna. The rope way running along the dam, gives twenty minute thrilling and exciting ride with standout view of gardens and dam. Other visitor places like snake park, Aquarium, and children’s park.

5. Athirapally and Vazhachal : Amazing and Beautiful Waterfalls

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The cool spray of water that covers the large area near the fall makes Athirapally, the most beautiful and scenic place to visit. The Vazhachal waterfall is near the dense forest and the part of the Chalakudy River. The major part of the most famous Bollywood movie Raavan starring Abhishek Bachchan was shot here. Athirapally is the place consisting of rivers, forest and an excellent waterfall.

Things To Do In Pune

  1. Celebrate the Ganpati Festival

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Every Indian must have seen and enjoy Ganapati festival with deep faith and enthusiasm whether Live or on Television. It is one of the largest and most enjoyable festivals in India. It is a ten day festival, chanting of powerful mantras of Lord Ganesha which brings people together in complete devotion. The city of Pune popular for its Ganapati celebrations with large-scale celebrations and hectic activities like dance, music and drum beat during this period. Ganpati festival is a grand farewell procession of lord ganpati with huge participation from everyone all over the city.

2.  Osho Ashram : The most luxurious place to meditate

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Osho ashram of Pune is spread in a thirty two acre beautiful campus in Koregoan Park. There are regular programs going on spiritual uplift and meditation. There is also an amazing Japanese garden in the ashram which is spread over an area of five hectares. Rock gardens, swimming lagoon, decorated wooden pathways and artificial waterfalls are also present within the ashram complex. It is the most luxurious place to meditate where lots of international travelers come to explore themselves through meditation.

3. Shaniwar Wada : Among the top haunted place in India

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Shaniwar wada has been the main landmark of Pune City. It is located in the center of the city and easily accessible from every part of the city. On every full moon this palace becomes haunted and it is believed by the locals that they hear the voice of young prince named Narayanrao calling “Uncle save me” which was the last words of his mortal life. The prince was brutally killed by assassins by cutting him into pieces and then dumped into the water. Apart from the Fort’s paranormal activities there are story of the assassination, greed for power and betrayal.

4. Enjoy the monsoon and beauty of Khadakwasla Dam

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Khadakwasla Dam is situated on the Mutha River, ten km from Pune. Along the dam, you find well known NDA (National Defence Academy) and Power Research Station and few km up the road lies Singhad Fort. This Dam is one of the major resources of water for Pune. Many people visit this place to enjoy the monsoons and the beautiful surrounding of the dam. It is a perfect place to chill out in the evening, have some snacks and enjoy the view.

5. Lavasa : Beautiful artificial Town

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Lavasa is located near Pune in the Mose valley of the Western Ghats. It is an artificial town created with lots of activities, hotels, shopping places, leisure activities. The place has been providing many planned sports facilities include a Nick Faldo (designed golf course) and a Manchester City (branded football academy). It is beautiful place to spend your weekend with many good hotels with lovely view of lake and valley. One can also enjoy the water sports and many other indoor activities.

 

Things To Do In Delhi

  1. Explore the Hippie culture of Connaught Place

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Connaught place is largest circular market in India. It is the business, commercial and shopping centre in New Delhi commonly known as CP. There is a CP central park which has been the venue for many cultural events. You can also find the Metro from CP to every part of Delhi. You can see that many couples are enjoying their evening time in CP and you can also explore the hippie culture of Delhites (people belong to Delhi). No scene in Bollywood Movie is shoots without Connaught place if it based on Delhi.

2.  Discover the Ghost stories of Agrasen Ki Baoli

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Agrasen Ki Baoli is just a walking distance from the Jantar Mantar and famous for its horror stories. Visitors found something strange about this place. While going down the stairs towards the dried up well, the sounds totally vanish and the only thing can hear is the echo of our footsteps. On one hand, some people even thought that it is a residence of devils and on the other hand it is a beautiful place to visit with an amazing architecture.

3.  Experience the beautiful evening at Hauz Khas

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Hauz Khas is the famous place in the South Delhi, surrounded by Green and Gulmoher parks. It is very famous for its beautiful buildings around the reservoir drew a large number of followers of Islam. In the evening time, you can enjoy light and sound shows that allow you to experience the historicity of the complex. Even if you are not a History buff, you should not miss out the free entry to the park and experience the natural surrounding with Peacock, Rabbits, Deer and large variety of birds.

4.   Palika Bazaar : Cheapest underground market

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Palika bazaar is a fully air conditioned underground market, located at the center of Connaught place, New Delhi. There are hundreds of shops having large variety of items, mostly electronics and clothing. If you are a hard bargainer, it is a place for you to enjoy cheapest shopping ever. Remember that you have to cut down the price that vendor is asking for any item by atleast forty percent. The market is also attracts many local as well as foreign tourists.

5.  Paranthe Wali Gali : World biggest street for large variety of Paranthe

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Paranthe wali gali is the popular lane in Old Delhi, famous for its deep fried paranthe. It is world famous for its variety of tasty parantha breads. Other than delicious parantha, you can also enjoy the culture of popular Chandani Chowk where this Gali is located. If you are there and confuse after seeing the long list then I suggest you to try Aloo, Gobhi and Mixed Parantha. Whether you  believe it or not that our first Prime Mister Jawahar Lal Nehru loved to visiting this place with his family before he became PM.

Things To Do In Goa

  1. Enjoy Romantic walk with loved ones in Dona Paula

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Dona Paula is the amazing place, only 7 km from the Panaji. It is the most popular spot for the tourism who visit Goa. It is the lovely place where you can also enjoy a romantic walk with your loved ones. The major part of famous Bollywood movie Singham was also shoots here. Dona Paula’s most demanding attraction is white wash statue set on the rocks near the popular ferry jetty.  Water Scooting, fishing, wind surfing and boating facilities also available here.

2. Explore the Street Market and carry a bit of Goa back with you

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Street markets are very famous and cheap for shopping, spread all around the Goa. There is a Saturday Night market at Arpora, must visit place for the shopping lovers on weekend. The street market at Anjuna beach is also famous and best place to find all your gifts and beach clothes. These markets are like heaven for shopping, but you have to be good in bargain if you buy anything. You can spend 2-3 hours of your day time in these markets and feel really good.

3. Visit Goa Churches with an amazing Architecture

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Goa is most famous for its Churches. If you stand at any part of the Goa and ask for direction would result in direction with the reference of Churches. There are many churches all around the Goa, but the most famous are Bom Jesus Basilica and Church of lady of the Immaculate Conception. Once Goa was under the Portuguese and the only memory left by them is Goa Churches with an amazing architecture. Visit to these Churches help you to feel silence and relax on the way of your Goa trip.

4. Anjuna Beach: Best beach party destination in India

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Goa is blessed with the most enhancing beaches covered around 103 km coastline. Most of the people do not know about the Anjuna Beach parties. Anjuna Beach in north Goa is most famous for its best beach party destination in India. Shiva valley and Curlies are the two hot spot in Anjuna for these parties. The party never stops here and is known for its full moon parties. It’s the party hard spirit that makes the Anjuna a rave menu for its big parties and party animals.

5. Enjoy the sunset and fire acts at Morjim Beach

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Morjim Beach is famous for its evening activities on the beach. Such an outstanding show and spine chilling fire acts by the performers specially by the foreigners, that can easily get you goose bumps all over and left you total speechless. You can also enjoy the amazing view of sunset before these activities. The beach is much less crowded than the other beaches which is the best part.

Oliver Cromwell : The Lord Defender Of England

Oliver Cromwell was born on 25th April 1599 in the upper middle class family in Huntingdon. He won the first English civil war and was the important personality in the execution of Charles1. He was one of the most controversial personalities in the history of the British Isles, regarded as a regicidal autocrat and a military dictator by some historians, but a hero of liberty by others. After the death of Charles I in 1649, he was one of the signatories as a member of the Rump Parliament and set to change the lawful framework to a limited extent through the foundation of the Blue Laws against cursing, drunkenness and adultery. On 20th April 1653 he abandoned the Rump Parliament by setting up a temporary recommended assembly called the Barebones Parliament. Later, he became the Lord Defender of the Commonwealth of Scotland, Ireland and England. An extremely religious person, he profoundly thought that God was helping in his conquests.

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He sold most of his Huntingdon properties and moved to farmstead in Cambridge. He established the important links with leading families in Essex and London. In 1628 he was an elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon and Cambridge in the 1640(Short Parliament) and 1640-49(Long Parliament). He also took a part into the English Civil War on the side of the “Roundheads” or Parliamentarians. Cromwell was a deputy under the command of Thomas Fairfax, they started New Model Army which was quickly routed the main Royalist force marking the beginning of remarkable victories that within a year forced Charles I to surrender. After this in 16th December 1653, he requested by his fellow leaders to rule as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He was backed by the army, sent home MP’s and became the effective leader of England from 1653 to 1658. He divided England into eleven divisions, each one was governed by a major general who was trusted by him. He played a standout part in the victory over the royalist forces. He also influenced the short-lived Commonwealth of England.

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In his leadership he accomplished an aggressive and effective foreign policy. He went to Sussex College in Cambridge for his study and then a college with a strong Puritan ethos. He left his college without taking any degree or certification because of the sudden death of his father. All the responsibilities of his widowed mother and seven unmarried sisters came on his shoulders. In 1658 he died because of malaria and kidney stone, which was a natural death and buried in Westminster Abbey. After the Royalists came back to control in 1660, they had his dead body dug up, suspended by chains, and beheaded. In Britain in a 2002 BBC poll, Cromwell was chosen as one of the ten greatest Britons of all time. However, his actions against Catholics in Ireland and Scotland have been marked as massacre and his record is severely denounced.

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Legalising Drugs Not Moralising

It is known all through the world that in Amsterdam you may enter a cafe and easily purchase drugs. And you don’t believe that you can find a list of drugs in the menu and also have specials for the day. Dutch drug strategy is remarkable in the entire world. It is coordinated by a thought that each person may choose of its own well being. Another thought which manages Dutch laws, is a conviction that concealing social negative phenomena does not make them to vanish, actually aggravates them. Generating, exchanging and stocking drugs remain a criminal offense, as in the other nation. They have separated drugs into two gatherings which are soft drugs and hard drugs. Hard drugs as cocaine, morphine and heroin are prohibited in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, there are strict laws about the amounts of drugs deal and utilization. Today, in more than sixty cities of Dutch, hundreds of program for drugs awareness and testing are operating on the daily basis which is effectively influencing the life of country.

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De Walletjes, the biggest and best-known red light district in Amsterdam, also a destination for worldwide tourism. During the Napoleonic period around 18th Century, the French soldier were the main customers in De Wallen. There was a red card given to these girls, which was a permit to work. Instead of being totally open today, they were stand behind the close curtain in 1935. Seventy Five percent of Amsterdam prostitute will be from the Africa, Europe and Asia. From 2013, the legal age of a prostitute in the Netherlands was now 21 years, which was 18 years. Health and social services are also provided to prostitute, which are required to undergo a regular checkup under the government money. The government authority will regularly visit to these places and if they found any criminal act or underage girls, they straight away shut down that place.

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Pink point is an Amsterdam’s authority gay and lesbian data stand, arranged by the homomonument on the westermarkt. Today, Amsterdam keeps on prevailing as one of the world’s top destination for gay and lesbian travelers. Held yearly in late July, Amsterdam gay pride is a standout amongst the most famous pride festivals around the globe. As yet developing, the waterway parade pulls around 500,000 guests every year, making it one of the greatest yearly occasions to be facilitated in the city. In 2008, Amsterdam gay pride was broadcasted best gay pride of Europe and won the appreciated honor as the most affable occasion in Amsterdam. In 2009, it was one of the five occasions named for best gay occasion on the planet. In 2010, it won an honor in the classification of ‘best city advancement occasion’ of the Netherlands.

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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was an architect, painter, engineer, writer, geologist, mathematician, inventor and a great knowledge about all the scientific things. He was born on 15 April 1452 in Tuscany (Italy), near the small town of Vinci. His parents were not married and his mother wed with the other men while he was very young and began a new family. He was trained to the sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence and in 1478 he was became an independent master. In about 1483, he migrate to Milan for work under the ruling Sforza family as an engineer, architect, sculptor and painter. In Milan from 1495 to 1497, he made a mural of ‘The Last Supper‘ in the refectory of the Monastery Santa Maria delle GrazieDa. The scene in the picture depicts the disciples feeling of anxiety and surprise upon hearing the news.

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Leonardo Da Vinci was in Milan until the city was captured by the French in 1499 and the Sforza family forced to move. He visited Venice before returning to Florence. During his time in Florence, he did some portraits, but the only one that left is the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ (1503-1506). The Mona Lisa painting is all about that faint, mysterious smile. The theories persists that the women in the painting is Lisa Gherardini, a women lived in Florence. In 1506, Vinci returns back to Milan, stay until 1513. In 1517, French king Francis I, invited Leonardo so he moved to the Château of Cloux, near Amboise in France. The popularity of Da Vinci’s existing paintings had increased so much that he has been regarded primarily as a great artist. The thousands of pages of his notebooks reveal the most eclectic and brilliance of his mind. Because of the diverse interest in the different field, he failed to complete most of his significant number of projects and paintings. At the age of sixty seven, he was died at Clos-Luce and buried in palace church of Saint Florentin.

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Today, he was famous for his two paintings, which were admired by whole world that is The Last Supper and Mona Lisa. The intelligence and imagination allowed him to create the great invention, particularly on the paper. He was one of the great artists of that period still his contemporaries were not totally appreciate his work. Yet his actual virtuoso was not as a researcher or a craftsman, however as a mix of the two: a ‘craftsman engineer’. His canvas was logical, in view of the workings of the human body, science of light and shade. His science work was communicated through workmanship and paintings show what he implied to the world.

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Versailles Palace : A French Royal Residence

A former French royal residence and center of government, the Versailles Palace, is currently a national landmark. It is situated 16 km to southwest of Paris, in the city of Versailles, northern France. Versailles was one of the magnificent theaters of European absolutism. Built from 1631 to 1634, the original residence was primarily a hunting lodge and personal retreat for Louis XIII (reigned 1610–43) and his family. Under the leadership of Louis XIV (1643–1715), it was converted into an exclusive and high-priced complex encompassed by stylized English and French gardens. Artist Andre Le Notre created uniform French gardens that incorporate fountains with sensational still water, exhibiting the ability of humanity. By the twentieth century, it was sometimes utilized for entire congresses of the French parliament or as lodging for heads of state. The essential utility of the royal residence lay in tourism.

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The most celebrated rooms in the royal residence are the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors; 1678–89) and alternate Grand Apartments (State Rooms). The Versailles Palace is portrayed by 17 wide arcade mirrors and windows. Glass ceiling fixtures dangle from its painted roof and plated statues. The lobby is flanked on the closures by striking Salon de la Paix (Salon of Peace) and Salon de la Guerre (Salon of War). In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was marked by the Allies and Germany in the Galerie des Glaces. Some of the other destinations are classified as the Grand Trianon (1678–88). In the delayed eighteenth centuries, Petit Trianon, which were manufactured as personal habitations with the imperial household and amazing guests. The Museum of French History, established in 1837 under the leadership of Louis-Philippe, was blessed to all the glories of France. In the castle, the library and the salon des jeux of the Petit apartment are among the finest samples of the Louis XVI.

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UNESCO was assigned the castle and its gardens a World Heritage site in 1979. After a staggering winter storm in 1989, which devastated more than 1,000 trees on the castle grounds, the French government launched a far reaching task of repair and remodel. On Oct 1789, the illustrious family needed to clear the Versailles Palace and moved to Paris on the requests of the national. An extreme windstorm in 1999 brought on the loss of practically 10,000 trees, including a few planted by Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte. The estate was additionally harmed. In the late 1990’s practically nine million individuals went by the castle every year.

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Windmills In Netherland

The Netherlands is so nearly connected with windmills, that we can say they are inseparable with each other. These two words wind and water have an exceptionally unique interest for the genuine conceived Dutchman. The first windmill was invented in ancient past, but it was the Dutch who really hit it off with the wooden giant. Wind vitality has been utilized among the different parts of Holland since the commencement of the nation. The generation of sheets, paint, oil, paper, bread and mustard are relied on upon windmills and wind. Furthermore, windmills were utilized to pump the water out of lakes to keep recovered area. The amazing mills of Schiedam are among the five biggest windmills on the planet. These massive windmills are more than 40 meters high, assumed an essential part in the generation of Jenever (tradition liquor of Netherlands).

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Long time ago, the Dutch constructed windmills. The reality is that the windmills became the symbol for Dutch and helped a lot in developing the nation. At that time the plants were produced corn processing, area seepage, saw processing, and indeed all way of mechanical purposes. The most crucial was pumping water out of the swamps and merge into the streams of the embankments so that the area could be cultivated.

Why so many windmills in Netherlands?

The Netherlands is a small nation, and after the sixteenth century numerous Dutch individuals have been living at ashore that is beneath the ocean level. These territories and area are called polders. Following the end goal to make conceivable windmills, they were utilized to deplete the polders and keep them dry. Around 150 years ago, there were around 10,000 windmills in the Netherlands. Now, most of them have been supplanted by more intense depleting machines. There are around 1,000 old windmills left today, and some are still used to pump water out of the dirt. The vast majority of them are currently ensured noteworthy landmarks that are open for individuals to visit.

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The sorts of windmills you are more inclined to see in the Netherlands today are wind turbines. These windmills are also used as Renewable Energy Generators. Present day, windmills are utilized to produce power in a manner that doesn’t harm the earth. They may not be as pretty as the old windmills, yet the Dutch have understood that they are an extraordinary distinct option for coal and gas force stations to prevent from dirty nature. There are an exceptionally satisfying number of windmills remaining in the Netherlands. The number is around 1150 and ascending, in that the Dutch just finishes workable plants. In the previous 10 years, numerous broad reconstructs have jumped out for increasing these numbers. The Dutch Administration has been thinking to build 6,000 MW of offshore wind power in next 10 years, which will have a significant impact on the Dutch electricity grid. With over a thousand windmills all throughout the Netherlands, it is possible that you’ll organize a tour to see these outstanding windmills.

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The Story of Tulip Garden

In the Tenth Century, Cultivation of tulips began in Persia. During Ottoman Empire, various tulips were originally cultivated. They were imported into Holland in the sixteenth century and till now Holland is known for its tulips. They were totally different from every other flower which was popular at that time in Europe.

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Tulip mania:

Tulip mania also called tulip fever. Tulip mania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age when contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high. In March 1637, tulips bulb sold more than ten times the yearly salary of talented skilled workers. Amsterdam traders were at the center of the lucrative East Indies exchange where one voyage could return benefits of 400 Percentage. Therefore, tulips quickly turned into a desired luxury item and a bounty of mixtures took after. The enthusiasm for particularly shaded collections of tulips soon surpassed the supply and expenses for individual globules began to rise in northern Europe. During 1610, a singular globule of another mixture was introduced as gift for a woman, and a flourishing refinery in France was exchanged for tulip brasserie. Holland’s tulip trade had been bound to master makers and experts before 1633, yet the reliably increasing expenses tempt various typical common laborers and poor families to estimate in the tulip market. Homes, spaces, and organizations were sold so that globules could be bought at resale at higher expenses. Everyone felt that the demand of tulips would never drops. Individuals were interesting in bulbs with an intention to resell them at a higher prices. In any case, such a scheme couldn’t last unless somebody was eventually eager to pay such high costs and take ownership of the bulbs.

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Keukenhof:

The song “dekha ek khwab” from silsila movie was shot in Keukenhof tulip gardens in Netherland. Keukenhof is the must place to visit. The exact meaning of the word keukenhof is kitchen garden. As the name recommends, it is a standout amongst the other amazing gardens of Europe making it popular destination for travelers. Despite showcasing of horde of blooms extending from hyacinths to daffodils and lilies, its principle attractions are tulip found in distinctive hues and different colors. This greenery enclosure has heaps of engaging parks, wellsprings, rich green scenes and a lake inside. Not only this, if you love biking, one can lease a bicycle and ride it along the 15 km cycle track manufactured inside and outside the patio nursery to appreciate the peaceful and serene air. Keukenhof has just about 100 illustrious suppliers. These are the exhibitors who supply their absolute best scope of spring blooming bulbs for presentation in the park. The greenery and the garden designer makes an uncommon outline for each exhibitors, counseling with them to figure out the hues, flowering times and statures of their bulbs.

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