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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

An oasis – Central Park, New York


Manhattan New York is a well populated area, making it necessary for the inhabitants to have a peaceful getaway where they can relax and enjoy themselves. With this in mind an 843 acre area just outside the city of New York was bought in 1853 with the intention of creating a park. The area was filled with swamps and immigrants who had encroached and set themselves up there. A competition was held to pick the best design for the new park and a plan titled ‘the Greensward Plan’ by Frederic Law Olmsted won this competition.

This plan saw the clearance of the designated area. However it took 15 years for 20,000 workers to shape it into the final phase, which was named Central Park. A reservoir was built, ponds and lakes installed, roads and countless number of bridges – each different from the other were incorporated.

A popular spot to relax, in 1934, the emphasis shifted to recreation and a number of sporting facilities, play grounds and an ice rink were installed. 1960 – 1980 was rather a bleak period for New York as a whole and this was clearly seen in the very decline of the park. It was completely neglected and went into ruin. But a renovation venture in 1980 brought the park back to its original state and further added to its grandeur.

The present day park houses an open air performance stage, many playgrounds, a marionette theatre, the Central Park Zoo, ice rinks, a base ball field, tennis courts and much more. Though designed to look natural, the park down to most of its trees have all been transplanted and created. However the entire landscaped effect of the jogging trails, parks, flower gardens is rather picturesque and have been featured in many a movie. The famous horse drawn carriages and pedicabs too are popular.

If the traveller seeks a New York hotel to base themselves from in order to enjoy what the city has to offer, the Millennium Broadway Hotel New York is an excellent choice. This luxurious Manhattan hotel New York offers upmarket top of the range accommodation for the discerning traveller.

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