Buy Euro for your European Tour

Those who have booked our Europe Tours from India, need to pay part of their tour amount in Indian Rupees and part of their in Euro currency.

The Indian rupee portion (INR) goes towards your Airfare and visas. Whereas the Euro portion goes towards your hotel, Transports Meals, Sightseeing’s etc arrangement in
European countries.

There is a huge fluctuation in price of Euro in last 3 months. See the graph of Euro Vs INR.
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SRC: Yahoo Finance

You will find that Euro price has gone down from the high of Rs. 81 Euro to Rs. 68 a Euro.
What is the reason for this downward trend.

European union consist of very rich countries like, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway etc.
Countries like Spain , Italy etc do not have but still sustainable economy.
Greece in which EU has a very weak economy.

Greece has a national deficit equivalent 12% of its GDP. To compensate that it held a debt of 318 Billion Euros, sponsored by its strong partners from the EU.

The strong partners have put conditions to restrict Greece from overspending on its public system and from providing extravagant social spending in order to crub the deficit for the country.

After the left wing Syriza party led by Mr. Alexis Tsipras won the election in January 2015.
Mr Tsipras has pledged to the nation that despite the deficit he will start and continue with the populist measures and give benefits to the citizen even at the cost of risking EU membership.

If that happens the deficit will not be controlled and that would increase the pressure on Germany-France and Scandinavian countries, since those are the countries which are financing the deficit for Greece.

They are taking a strong objection to Greeks spending money beyond its means. Greeks are not ready to stop spending even if that means them leaving EU.
All this has led to tremendous crisis of confidence in whole EU.

This has led to their currency going down to 20%. But, every problem has an end and a solution.

We believe, that some solution will be soon found and if that happen EURO will gain a lot and that is the reason we recommend buying a EURO for tours.

A Different Gateway to Ahmedabad

Home Stays – A heart of traveler is where the locals are. Walled city of Ahmedabad has lot to offer be it dwelling in heritage bungalow in old city or just visiting it as a part of heritage walk. Some of these not so popular but close to an artist’s mind are Arts Reverie, The Mehta Family or one unknown we recently came across in the new part of the city. Suitable to shoestring budget, these houses are more than home where one can engage in learning local language, cooking and maybe how to feel being Gujarati or cool. Tariff starts from 2,500/- per night.

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Address – The Mehta Family, 1871 Moto Suthar Wado Khadia Phone 079-22166747/ 9825310315, jagdipmehta@gmail.com

Address – Arts Reverie, 1824, Khijda Sheri, Opp Jain Derasar, Dhal Ni Pol, Astodia Darwaza Phone – 079-22170629/22174299 mehta.anupa@gmail.com

Restaurants – How about a Masala Chai in a graveyard? Seems scary…. But worth it. New Lucky Restaurant in the old city has more than coffins to offer; South Indian cuisines are a must try and don’t miss out on the yummy Chai. We don’t want you to pay. Do you? Seva Café, where one can volunteer or be a guest too. Pay from your heart and order as you wish; if you are lucky you may get a chance to listen to some good international artist.

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New Lucky Restaurant – Address –  L D, Near Dinbai Tower, L D, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001 – Phone:079 2550 5033

Seva Café – 4th Floor,Shopper’s Plaza,Chimanlal Girdharlal Road, Opposite Municipal Market, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009.

Phone:099244 90213

Hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Pamper yourself with a difference: We are soon getting a blind massage done? Why don’t we all and contribute to a smile. These trained blind people from a local association know better how to spoil you with all the pampering. We are merry and they too. Thus we contribute. Silence is an revenge but a good peace of mind. How about stumbling at a place with tranquility and warm hearts to welcome you. Weekly Meditation on Wednesday may be place with a difference and vegan meal eventually is just amazing. Let’s call it for peace!

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Blind People’s Association – Appointment Only – Jagdish Patel Chowk, Surdas Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015 – Phone No: 079 2630 8174

Weekly Meditation – 1900 Hours on Wednesday Contact on – 07961907711

Activities – Walking craftily or with a difference and sandy joyful hands; you may bring back the good old new childhood days. Platyus Studio, let you engage in your creativity and results are surprisingly amazing. One may learn stone carving, lost wax casting, wood and metal fabrication and pottery at the workshops and laugh with the craftsmen over a lively conversation. 1.5 KM long craft walk of 2.5 Hours are worth your creative sensitivity and need a prior appointment. Super cool tribal women demonstrate the patchwork, embroidery and block printing as a part of the walk. Gujarati Farsans Cooking and Garba – local dance may be learned upon interest.

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Craft Walk – Starting point Design Sewa Building, Rasik Chowk, Dhal Ni Pol, Astodia Darwaza – Timing – 1500 Hours – Advance Booking only – 9537678259

Do you want to flush and laugh? Seems crazy, isn’t it? Toilet Garden is lot different to our sensibilities and a great initiative to uphold hygiene in an innovative way. More like a museum and lot like creative pots. Sanitation on land then wheels. Pay from your heart is another concept very popular with the sweet Gujjus. We, Ahmedabad’s popular rickshaw walla serves travel with zero meters in his artistically designed wheels. The walled city tour ended with pay from your heart.

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Address – Toilet Museum, Besides Gandhi Ashram, Old Vadaj, Ahmedabad

Let’s bring difference to our routine and have a different gateway to Ahmedabad. Visit Apnu Amdavad! 🙂 For More information on Gujarat Tour, Click Here.

One immigration, One visa on your Europe trip

Can you imagine India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal to form a union of South Asian countries? And in that union.

  • We have no borders. Anyone can travel from one place to another without any restrictions or permit.
  • There is single currency for all countries.
  • The economy is so closely connected that it is as good as one.

Do you feel above possible?

I think No… Because we all did not have and are still not having political peace and friendly relationships. But you will be surprised to experience this on your Europe Holiday

Now let us focus Europe.

Historically all the European countries were constantly in war for 1500years.

The Zenith was reached in two world wars.

World War-1 which was from 1914-1918

World War-2 from 1939-1945

The 2 World wars were fought against Germany-Italy-Japan Axis by the Allied powers Briton- France-America. Close to 4 crore people died and destruction in all the countries was beyond imagination.

Now can you believe that these countries have become friends and partners in developments and formed European union.

France and Germany who were war time biggest enemies of each other have become the two main pillars of European unions.

Austria Vienna 1-Jan-58
Belgium Brussels Founder
Bulgaria Sofia 1-Jan-07
Croatia Zagreb 1-Jul-13
Cyprus Nicosia 1-May-04
Czech Republic Prague 1-May-04
Denmark Copenhagen 1-Jan-73
Estonia Tallinn 1-May-04
Finland Helsinki 1-Jan-95
France Paris Founder
Germany Berlin Founder
Greece Athens 1-Jan-81
Hungary Budapest 1-May-04
Ireland Dublin 1-Jan-73
Italy Rome Founder
Latvia Riga 1-May-04
Lithuania Vilnius 1-May-04
Luxembourg Luxembourg Founder
Malta Valletta 1-May-04
Netherlands Amsterdam Founder
Poland Warsaw 1-May-04
Portugal Lisbon 1-Jan-86
Romania Bucharest 1-Jan-07
Slovakia Bratislava 1-May-04
Slovenia Ljubljana 1-May-04
Spain Madrid 1-Jan-86

They all,

  • Have one common currency which we know as the Euro, so on your Europe tour from India you will have to carry only one currency.
  • Economy is so interconnected that its practically one economy.
  • Travelling inside the European Union has no restrictions.
  • Only one visa is required for visitors to enter & so instead of having to take spend for 10 different visa in your Europe tour package, you will save by taking just one visa, the Schengen visa.

Also, You can visit Europe with our Exotic Europe Tour Packages and yes, we also do visa process for you. 🙂

A Journey to The Golden Dunes

In 2010 Me and My family decided we wants to visit Jaisalmer Jodhpur & Sam Dune for 05 Nights and 06 Days.

Our first stop was Jaisalmer by car from Ahmedabad. Jaislamer also called as “Golden City”, We visited  Sonar Quila means Golden Fort. This fort has good carving every porch, also good view and different – different view, we can easily see whole city.

Golden-Fort-Jaisalmer

PATWA NI HAVELI:

This is a five storied Haveli with carving ,pictures enclosed  .They are the  houses of merchants and traders, all merchant doing business in Patwa’s Haveli. They are the houses near india Pakistan border the strategic location of the city was very appropriate & business flourished & therefore the traders very and influential. No wonder they could afford such good structures.

Patwa-Haveli-Jaisalmer

Other places to visit Gadisar Lake. It is a must visit for every tourist that travels to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.

Day second we are visited Jain temple, it’s behind Golden Fort. Its lots Jain Saint.

Jain-Temple-Jaisalmer

After lunch we moved in Sam Dunes which is 45 KMs far away from Jaisalmer. It was super experience. Rajasthan dessert life culture, sunset viewing, wildlife & beauty, a stay at the desert resort built in traditional desert village style or in tented camp. It was good experience for camel safari.

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Non Stop Jodhpur:

The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, Also Blue City, because lots of houses in the old city are painted Indigo. Jodhpur is center of Rajasthan.

Visit Mehrangah Fort: 

Mehrangadh fort looms large over the city of Jodhpur. Umed bhavan palace built by maharaja Umaid Singh, it is built in the famous jodhpur yellow sand stone thus, The museum displays antique clocks, crockery and hunting trophies belonging maharaja.Jaswant thada  the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex . It is a 19th-century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. Near to this are the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs.

Mehrangadh-fort-Jodhpur

The awesome experience of this tours end very memorable.

Jaisalmer & Jodhpur is famous for its Forts and antiques. For More information on Rajasthan Tour Departures, Please visit: FlamingoTransworld.co.in/Rajasthan

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Mauritius Beyond the Beaches

Mauritius

Mauritius is situated between the sparkling crystal waters of Indian Ocean. Mauritius was first named as Dina Arobi by the sailors of Arabs. These were the first people who visited the island. After ages of time the name Mauritius was given to the island after the death of Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau.

The colors, culture and taste makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable Holiday. The Mauritians are multiethnic and multicultural people. They speak multilingual languages in Mauritius which are Mauritian creole, English, French and Asian languages are used.

Mauritius is a place of love where people used to come to enjoy beaches and to do exciting water sport activities. Mark Twain has said that ‘Mauritius was made first, then heaven was copied from it and anyone who has experienced the island would no doubt agree with him.

Mauritius is beyond a word which is rich with lush forest, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife, Rocky Mountains, white sand beaches and breathtaking crystal clear turquoise lagoons. Mauritius is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. Wide range of man-made attractions all for you to enjoy a sub-tropical climate clear postcard beaches, calm sea conditions, tropical fauna and flora complemented by a multi-ethnic and cultural population.

Ile aux Cerf is a must visit place of the island which has all the must to do activities. Ile Aux Cerf is a highly recommended location for snorkeling. The coral reef is a place of beauty with full of marine life and together has the large black rocks that protrude into the water. The activities which can be done at Ile aux Cerf is para sailing, kite surfing,Deep sea fishing, sea kayaking,windsurfing,water skiing and scuba diving.

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Shopping experiences in Mauritius are absolutely amazing which ranges from shopping in a relaxed atmosphere in shopping centers or shopping in craft markets or even buying artisanal objects from hawkers on the beach or on streets. The shopping in Mauritius offers you to enjoy very high value-for-money on your shopping and turn the shopping into an interesting and enjoyable experience.

The most famous Mall of Mauritius is the leading shopping market of Mauritius. Bagatelle mall of Mauritius merges the world’s most desirable brands, shopping convience, entertainment and everyday leisure and all in majestic setting. The mall is having widest selection of stores in Mauritius which has 130 shops offering comprehensive and compelling lifestyle.

Recently in 2014 Mauritius was nominated as one of the best tourist destination in world travel awards. Mauritius is a small island but a best place to enjoy honeymoon.

Visit Mauritius with Flamingo’s Best Mauritius Tour Packages. To Know More Please Visit: FlamingoTravels.co.in/Mauritius

From Director’s Desk: My Experience of South Africa Tour

My holiday to South Africa was very different and eye opening then my expectation. The country was bubbling with modern ideas construction of modern buildings and optimism in the air.

The father of the nation Sir Nelson Mandela had seen the dream of a united rainbow nation. A rainbow nation of co existence between its white and black people was the lesson learnt by seeing its neighboring country Zimbabwe where the set up of A native government and driving away of white population had taken away with it the knowledge, the resources, the administrative discipline, and financial power of Zimbabwe. Leaving the country in chaos and many years behind in progress.

Nelson-Mandela

Learning from this Mr. Mandela had thrown a challenge to its people for accepting racial co existence for growth, well being and prosperity and future development of one of the biggest racial discriminated nation of the world. And when we visited it in 2013 the dreamer had gone. But the people had taken up the challenge of seeing this new dream of coexistence. People in all walks of life whether white black or colored were making adjustments to accept this new form of society. The next two decades will show us the outcome of this biggest step towards progress not only of the Africans but mankind as a whole.

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I am very positive that this nation has a chance and can make this happen.

I am with you South Africa.

Cape-Town-South-Africa

This heart of the country in transit was what impressed me most. Of course the other attractions of scenic beauty in and around cape town, garden route was mesmerizing. The Tsitsikamma National Park has some of the best views on its trekking routes. The adventure activities are varied and many to suit all age groups and risk taking abilities. My group tour to South Africa covered all major attractions at a most reasonable cost and was great value for money.

We saw many individual travelers also on self drive options and met them in our hotels. On conversing with them we found they were also very comfortably travelling and enjoying very much like us. But considering my family priority of vegetarian Indian and Jain food our opting for group tour was a better option for us.

This country is a must see on your list before you retire from travelling.

Good luck South Africa.

For More Information on South Africa Group & Individual Tours, Please visit: FlamingoTravels.co.in/SouthAfrica

 

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Kashmir: A Valley from Your Dreams

Unforgettable winter of Kashmir

It has been some most memorable moments of my life and a wonderful winter of ‘The Paradise on earth – Kashmir’ in the mid of December during Kashmir Tour from Ahmedabad.

I started my journey in the morning from Ahmedabad where the average temperature lies around 20 – 26 degree Celsius in the midnight, temp. Falls to 11 – 12 degree Celsius and in just a few hours I was landed in ‘Srinagar – the Summer Capital of Jammu N Kashmir’ where the average temperature lies around 7 – 10 degree Celsius and the journey begins.

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Srinagar –

A very well known for the dal lake and its houseboat with Shikara. It is also well known for the Mughal Gardens and best Tulip Gardens. The flowers come for a month and go. But among all the major attraction of Srinagar is the Houseboats that must be part of Kashmir Packages.

Kashmir Packages from ahmedabad

Houseboats –

The perfect example of the Kashmiri tradition. On the way to our houseboat, we got out of the car at Nehru Gate just opposite of Nehru Police Station. We settle in the Shikara for the houseboat. The transfer to houseboat by Shikara was wonderful. Fantastic wooden crafting with the Kashmiri floor carpet makes the houseboat more beautiful. Our stay in the houseboat was memorable and a different experience. It is one of the experiences not to be missed.

Places to visit in Kashmir

The real beauty of Kashmir can be enjoyed from the month of December till July. Some of the lifetime experience you should not miss in Kashmir is the snowfall, Frozen Dal – Lake. The perfect snow white covered Gulmarg, amazing Pine trees fully covered of snow and mind blowing stay in the Houseboat in the Dal – Lake is just out of this world. You can also enjoy the Ski, Ice Skating and other adventurous activities in Gulmarg. And don’t miss the world’s second highest Cable Car Ride – The Gulmarg Gondola.

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Last but not the Least the natural beauty of Pine trees and the snow capped mountains the Pahalgam. Lies on the bank of Lidder River. The beauty of this place is so beautiful and the ladder river with the glacier white water makes this place more beautiful. Aru Valley, Chandanwadi, and the Betab Valley are the major sightseeing points for this place. You can also enjoy the Poni ride from the hotel to these places. Chandanwadi is the place from where the journey to amaranth starts.

Kashmir Honeymoon Packages

Every Indian must experience the beauty of this beautiful place – Jammu and Kashmir and should feel proud that we are blessed with such beauty.

One of the worth Visiting places of India. Best time to Visit Kashmir is March End or the April First week when the Tulips bloom for just 15 Days to 30 Days in the entire Year….the only place in India to enjoy and view the Tulips.

What Exactly is The Dubai Expo 2020?

THE WORLD COMES TOGETHER IN DUBAI’S EXPO 2020

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World Expo is a key place to share innovations and make progress on issues of international importance such as the global economy, sustainable development and improved quality of life for the world’s population. World Expo attracts millions of visitors who explore and discover pavilions, exhibits and cultural events staged by hundreds of participants including nations, international organizations and businesses.

Expo 2020 is going to take place in Dubai which is expecting 25 million visitors from which 70 percent will be international traffic. All countries will have a platform to showcase their architecture, science and technology. The slogan which is been given to the event is connecting minds and connecting people.

The Expo is going to run from 20th October 2020 till 10th April 2021. UAE is the first international country which is going to host the World Expo in Middle East. Expo 2020 is building up the confidence for global investors to invest in UAE economy for its long term potentials.

The place which is been decided for the expo is exhibition city which is next to Dubai world central area and Al Maktoum international airport. Dubai plans to spend two to four billion to develop infrastructure for hosting the exhibition.

After the winning the rights of Expo 2020 on 27th November the fireworks were erupted at world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. The Sheikh of Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has declared a national holiday for all educational institutions in the whole country on the occasion.

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Expo 2020 is been planned in Dubai to create opportunities and also explore regions to find innovative solutions for mobility, opportunity and Quality. The world is interconnected with each other based on commitments and trust which generates new prospects of development. The Expo will be the only place which will help them to get closer and create “A BRIDGE TO FRIENDSHIP OF BUSINESS”.

So, Dubai is going to host Expo 2020 and preparation is already started to meet deadlines. You can visit the city with our Dubai Tour Packages or You can contact our Tour Expert for Dubai at Flamingo Transworld Pvt Ltd, you can design a tailor made Dazzling Dubai Tour as per your interest. Click on the link for More Information: FlamingoTravels.co.in/Dubai

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My Adventurous Road Trip to Leh

We reached Manali at 2 AM midnight and it was raining like hell and it was so cold that we could not jump out of the car and check for the hotel. How can I forget the hotel Highland it was a superb stay at the hotel, We reached the hotel at 3 AM midnight and it was a pleasing experience with the hotel staff even in the midnight.
Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass: It was chilling out here and we played with the snow covered on the
mountains and with the ATV’s, it was so beautiful feels like was standing in heaven, we still had started the trip and was an

Amazing experience so we were so excited to see what comes next.

Sarchu: (knows as Sir Bhum Chum) with a tented accommodation on the Himalayan range on the Leh Manali highway. It was at an altitude of 4290 meters, 222 Kms from Manali.

Started at 10 AM the next morning. We reached Sarchu at about 6:30 PM, It was a long trip of about 7 to 8 hours so we decided to rest in the tents as the roads were also not good.

It was so chilling at Sarchu in then night, the temperature dropped to 3 – 4 degrees in the night and in the night you feel like you are standing in the middle of the galaxy, You can also see the shooting stars one after the other. The oxygen level at Sarchu was too low so we carried our medicines.

Sarchu

Trip to Leh

TsoMoriri: Again it was a distance of 200 Kms so we decided to start early due to the roads. We started at about 9 AM the next day. Tsomoriri Lake is about 120 square Kms area. We reached there at about 7 PM and still it was so beautiful even in the evening.

TsoMoriri

Leh: We started for Leh at 9 AM in the morning and we reached Leh at about 5 PM in the evening. We visited the Thikse Monastery first before checking in our hotel “Grand Willow” The hotel is situated in the center of the market and it was the best convenient place for us as we kept on roaming on the streets of Leh. There are multi-cuisine restaurants and we also tried the Ladakhi food and it was a good experience. We were accommodated for 5 days at the Grand Willow. Shopping, Munching, Roaming on Streets and Riding, this is all we did for those 5 days at Leh. We also visited the Old house which was about 200 years old. Yes how can I forget the Shanti Stupa, this was the place where we used to get peace of mind after the full day activities. We used to go to Shanti Stupa every day. The view from Shanti Stupa was also amazing as this place is on a very good height. Rafting in the Indus Valley was the amazing experience we had in Leh. We selected the rafting which was for about 17kms long and had about 5 to 6 major rapids. Overall was a fantastic experience doing the rafting, Best of all the team who helped out understanding the rules for rafting.

Thiksey-Monastery-Leh

Shanti Stupa

Nubra: We hired bikes for going to Nubra Valley as we had to go the highest motor-able road Khardungla Pass It was about 18638 feet high. It was a great achievement driving bikes at this altitude. It is not recommended to stay at this height for long time but we had a cup of black tea and a hot Maggie which was awesome. After this break we started our engines and reached Nubra by 6PM. Mystique meadows was the camp we had a stay at Nubra Valley, It was like a farm, Vegetables growing outside your tent, they used to pluck off these vegetables and cook for us. It was a comfortable stay at Nubra Valley. We also saw sand dunes; double hump camel ride was also a memorable ride. Diskit has become Nubra’s commercial hub, but it’s still a modest little place and more like an overgrown village. The main attraction here is Diskit Gompa, or monastery. Panamik is the last village accessible to the foreigners and it is famous for its Hot water springs, Just a few kms from here starts the Siachen Glacier (the highest battlefield in the world).

Nubra-Valley

Pangong Lake: Yes, By far the best place where we visited, 60% of the Lake is in China and only 40% of the beauty can be seen in India. It had different colors in the sky in the evening and the morning, we crossed the Changla Pass going from Leh to Pangong, It was an amazing experience travelling from Leh to Nubra There was about a smooth road where you can drive at a good speed, We saw wild horses and mammoth’s on the way. When on the way we saw the first view of the Pangong Lake and we felt that we have almost reached and we all were so charged up that we have reached the destination before the time we have planned. But we were disappointed that after seeing the first view of the Pangong Lake it took us 45 mins to reach the destination. Martsemik Camp was where had camped for the night, It is the same camp where the team of 3 Idiots had camped few years back.

Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake

Ule: We proceed further to Ule and during that journey we saw amazing place which nobody can explain in words which is called “Moonland with silence”. We all looking each other’s faces and felt we were on another planate.

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Science has found that place is looking like Moon on Earth. We   reached by the afternoon and again we got surprise for looking luxuries tented accommodation on Hill with Valley river view and surrounded by Mountains with all the facilities and amenities. It was speechless to explain the view from the tent. Outside tent there were so many Plum trees and we ate it directly from the tree and were delicious.

Moonland

Our driver was more familiar with Ladakh so he took us to small water fall which came from glacier and amazing thing we did that we took Mini Glacier water bath. It was so fun when all were scolding and jumping in child water. Again an amazing experience.

Proud to be an Indian where such places are gifted by God (Nature).

Leh – Ladakh is amazing place to visit once. And if you are doing Road Trip to Leh, than it’s just astonishing experience. Share your experience of such Road Trips in comment. Also we have amazing tour to Leh regularly. For More Details on Leh Tours, You can contact us from Here.

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Enjoy the Beautiful Cherry Blossom on Your Japan Holiday in April

Japan, a tiny Asian country, yet a significant and the most prosperous in the world. The characters that make up Japan’s name mean “sun-origin“, which is why Japan is often referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun“. Japan is well-known for the Technology and its Automobile Industries.

Japan offers a wide range of attractions, from historical and cultural treasures to modern and futuristic sights and beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts. But the most beautiful thing known to everybody about being Japan is the CHERRY BLOSSOM.

Find Why Japan is called ‘Land of the Rising Sun’

Beauty-of-Japan-in-Cherry-Blossom

The Culture of Japan is always blossoming. JAPAN SPRINGTIME IS VERY MUCH MAGICAL!!!!!! From March end to mid-April or early May, the country’s iconic Sakura attracts the attention of Tourist and locals, as their beautiful pink flowers blanket the country in soft, colorful splendor.

The CHERRY BLOSSOM (sakura) is Japan’s unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated like a festival since long and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. There are many varieties of cherry trees in Japan, most of which bloom for just a couple of days in spring. If you are thinking to travel to Japan, you must choose the springtime which is for sure one of the most exceptional natural events in the calendar. Hanami, is the annual Japanese custom of enjoying the blooming after the winter weather subsides.

Japan-in-Cherry-Blossom

The Flower viewing custom has been started in the Nara Period. This event event was celebrated to welcome the New Year’s harvest while marking the beginning of the rice planting season. It belonged to Japanese royalty and upper class first, then afterwards Hanami spread to all citizens in the early 1600’s. It has been still so very popular and Tourist from all over the World, visit during this period.

Cherry blossoms bloom throughout the country, but there are a few cities famous for their Hanami festivals. The Hirosaki castle town, where Sakura-matsuri festival happens, is one remarkable Japanese city renowned for its bountiful cherry blossoms that attracts people from everywhere. Also, Nara is famous for Yoshino-yama, a mountain with over 30,000 cherry trees that is considered to be the best viewing spot in all of Japan. Another famous City, Osaka where there is interesting cherry blossom viewing tunnel at the Japan Mint which takes place every April. It is opened to the Visitors for one week so that they may enjoy the best view of cherry blossom trees.

JAPAN MAGICAL TREE TUNNELS

Japan-Magical-Tree-Tunnels

There are over 100 varieties of trees which bloom at the Japan Mint tunnel, giving visitors a perfect opportunity to view different varieties of the flowers. Finally, if your trip heads you to Tokyo during spring time, don’t forget to explore the Ueno Park where 1,200 blossoming cherry trees burst to life. Also take a look at one of Ueno Park’s museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, National Science Museum, and Japan’s first zoological garden.

Ueno Park’s, Tokyo

Ueno-Parks-Tokyo

No matter where your travel arrangements lead you, a visit to any number of cherry blossom festivals in Japan is guaranteed to be a joyful occasion that pinpoints the cleansing of the mind and new beginnings.

Come and explore the untouched beauty of Japan with Flamingo !!!!!!

COME, LET’S GO……….

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