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

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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

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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

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  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

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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…

Lesser known attractions in Sri Lanka – trekking through the lush foliage

Although Sri Lanka is famous for its golden beaches and cultural sights, the lesser known country sights and indigenous life of its people only be seen through trekking in to central hills, the trekking country of Sri Lanka where one sees the real Sri Lanka. Here is the chance to get to know the locals, their lifestyle and to take in all that Mother Nature has to offer with its geographical and bio diversity.

With this in mind experienced tour operators like Jetwing Travels keep trekkers away from the more popular places visited by every day tourists to visit places where one sees the real Sri Lanka through Sri Lanka trekking; a scenic journey into the rich landscape of Sri Lanka at central hills in Hunnasgiriya. Trekkers could relish the scenic trekking journey, as they are surrounded by jungle, green hills and valleys, listening to the trickling murmur of hidden waterfalls and seeing terraced lush green rice fields. One could take a dip in crystal clear water in jungle pools teeming with endemic colourful fish to Sri Lanka. The jungle surrounding these streams is teeming with wild life and wild flowers an enthusiastic trekker could relish.

In the typical village hamlets where ordinary people live, trekkers could observe the way of life of villagers and observe the thatched mud houses with low roofs and small windows that keep away the wind and cold; a typical indigenous architecture used in house construction. In these villages, trekkers could enjoy sweet Kitul toddy a mild alcoholic drink from nectar of Kitul tree. By the road side one could observe Cardamom spice plants growing wild.
Trekking through lush green tea gardens one could see damsels in colourful dresses picking tea buds and visit to a tea factory where the famous Ceylon Tea is made, the aroma of freshly made tea and a cup of refreshing tea at the tea factory will be a memorable end to the trekking tour.

 

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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