Monthly Archives: January 2016
Transportation in India is one of the major issues which rested from many decades. People who are living in the megacities like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai suffers less, in comparison to those cities which still not have sufficient infrastructures. These megacities sustain various means of transportation such as Auto rickshaw, Bus and rapid transit system such as Metro.
Due to increasing rate of the population in these cities, Metro is one of the major transport systems which provides better options to the inhabitants. Do we ever think why this rapid system is beneficial for most crowded cities like Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi? To know an answer you have to understand, various viewpoints of Kolkata metro report which is as follows:
Fuel cost saving: The yearly saving due to minimum fuel utilization will be Rs.180.89 crore in 2009, more than twofold from Rs.73.22 crore two years prior.
A Number of vehicles off the street: Since the Metro started operations in December 2002, there has been a dynamic reduction in the day by day vehicle demand because of the people moving to Metro for commuting. In 2009, the Metro will take the day by day share of 57,953 vehicles for every other method of travel, for example, autos, transports, bikes, auto-rickshaws, etc.
Vehicle cost saving: The yearly vehicle (capital and working) cost saving will practically triple from Rs.93.21 crore in 2007 to Rs.276.24 crore this year.
Reduction in the outflow of greenhouse gasses: The expanding utilization of the Metro will bring about the counteractive action of discharge of 131,395.34 tons of greenhouse gasses, for example, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide from being radiated into Delhi¡¦s air up to 2009. This is a five-time increment from 27,614.34 tons in 2007.
Emission cost saving: The discharge cost saving will likewise increment very nearly three times from Rs.14.29 crore in 2007 to Rs.41.04 crore in 2009.
Various Road accidents avoided: The Metro will stay away from an aggregate of 255 accidents, including 51 fatalities, in 2009. In 2007, the individual figures were 196 and 21.
If you happen to be a person who is of the opinion that remaining single is nothing but a cruel punishment meted out by the Almighty, then I suggest that you immediately sign up for a singles’ backpacking junket. Even better, grab your overnight bag and head out into the countryside or to some unexplored destination. Very few people realize this, but traveling solo is often a great way of self-discovery, and it is also a good way to connect with different people.
It doesn’t matter whether you pack an overnight bag and head into the forest, or whether you grab your helmet and set out on an unplanned road trip to an unknown destination. With the freedom to do what you want, and when you want, you are always a free bird, both by body and soul. You are your best companion in such situations. Traveling alone gives a joy and bliss that need to be experienced, to be understood.
Singles’ Vacation Ideas
A couple of such ideas should be good enough for you to realize that being single does, in fact, have its fair share of benefits as well. So, on that note, let us look at some fascinating ideas for those flying solo. If you are under the impression that summer vacations are limited to only families, couples or kids, then you are wrong my friend. There are plenty of summer vacation options and ideas that are specially suited to single men and women. Listed below are a few of them:
A great summer vacation idea for singles as well as couples and families, visiting an animal safari is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. With the large number of state parks that dot the map of the United States, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a good park in your state, regardless of where you live. However, if you’re game enough for the ‘real thing’, then following are the places you should opt for.
-Masai Mara, Kenya (For Safari)
-Serengeti, Tanzania (For Safari)
-Madikwe, South Africa (For Safari)
-Borneo Island (For Safari)Climbing Expeditions
Summer is the perfect time to pack your climbing gear and head out into the mountains. If you happen to be among a group of fellow climbers (that too single climbers), then it’s even better! Scaling the rocky terrains of Rocky Mountain, Colorado can give a tremendous high, that is unparalleled and unmatched.
-Mt. Everest expedition (8,848 m)
-Ama Dablam expedition (6,812m)
-Baruntse expedition (7,129 m)
Singles’ Travel TourGather all your single friends, make a group, and head off to explore a new place, city or even a new country! Hitchhiking, staying in student hostels, roughing it out on the road, camping, etc., are certain things that you can experience and savor as long as you enjoy your ‘single’ status. Make the most of it!
-Asheville, North Carolina
It is famous for hitchhiking and fly fishing. A nature-loving person should surely pay a visit for its natural beauty.
-Inca Trail, Peru
You will see the ruins of Patallacta, the Incan tambo of Runkuraqay, and a view of Sayaqmarka with the beautiful scenery consisting of rivers and lakes.
Backpacking in Argentina would be a phenomenal experience, especially if you head to Perito Moreno, the world’s largest flowing glacier.
If you’re one among a band of boys who loves the sun, sand and the surf, then don’t waste another minute. Head out to the beach for some volleyball, waves and babes! You can rent a beach-side shack or a cottage for a couple of days. Grab hold of a chilled drink, set up a hammock under a tree and laze the day away. A beach vacation can be a fantastic idea, and is cheap, too.
It is a perfect place for those who wanna spend the nights (besides the beach), and those who wanna swim with fish alongside.
-Bora Bora, Tahiti-
Also known as the Romantic Island, this is the perfect place for the singles to find the love of their life!
-The Hamptons, New York
It is one of the loveliest beaches with windswept dunes, and waving grasses bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Day Trip Quite often, it happens that we end up visiting faraway places and tourist destinations, but are yet to visit certain signature spots in our hometown itself. Why not do that for a change? Set aside a day to look into all such places in your city which you would normally recommend to guests, but haven’t been yourself. Examples could be the museum, art gallery, zoo, places of historical interest, etc.
Party Time If you are a party lover, looking for a bash in vacations or if you have been through a breakup or any emotional situation, then just put on some of your best wears, and get ready for the blast. This can surely let you forget all your wounds and get you engulfed in the night with music, dance and fun. Just groove to the music, and burn the dance floor as if you are the only one! Or you can just book a cottage for one, alongside a beach and chill out listening to the heavenly sounds of waves with :
-Miami, Florida, United States
Looking for a serious party? Then Miami is the place with a serious party and a music conference.
You’ll find the best DJs on earth here; a place to just rock and roll.
Scheduling a group trip with an organization or a travel service on different spots is also a good option. Here we tend to have a lot of new experiences with many new people. Getting to know people from different areas, their views, opinions is fun indeed, and can make your journey exciting and extravagant; and in the end, a few new friends to be in touch with.
The capital, Colombo is a popular place to visit. Also, there is Anuradhapura for the oldest living tree and Minneriya for hundreds of elephant gatherings.
An art-loving person should surely enjoy a visit to Rajasthan, for its imperial artistry.
-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It is a famous place of visit for its natural beauties and not to forget, The Amazon Jungle.
Adventurous VenturesNow this is something for a just-do-it kind of a person, though a person afraid of heights, depths can also do it just to conquer his/her fears. If you are ready to explore the fascinating ventures of life, then sky is not the limit.
-Sky Diving, Switzerland
Experience the thrill of flying in the air here!
-Scuba Diving, Hawaii
Discover the beauties underwater!
Just get a ticket to your destination, and experience these fascinations yourself. (Note: All the sports mentioned above do have some risk factors. Do not opt for these sports without knowing them.)
Solo’s Tour (Exploring oneself)
Traveling in a group or in an organization perhaps, can’t be your take. Don’t worry! You can still spend your vacations making sand castles in the sand of Bali. Even going on a cruise is a good way to spend your 2-3 day holiday trip. Sometimes, it’s good to be in your own company. You come across the real you which might not happen, if not traveling alone.
Known as The Island of God, Bali is also famous for its beautiful nature and never-ending fascinations.
Best place for solo travelers, it is safe, too.
Knowledge-savvy people can take a flight to places that suit their interests. Traveling with any official volunteer service, for the purpose of learning, is the best way to connect with the people having a mind-set similar to you.
For an unimaginable experience in yoga
-Machu Picchu, Peru
Referred to as the City of the Incas, a good place to visit for history lovers.
Ideas for Other Seasons
In case you find yourself in the midst of the rainy season, do not fret. The rains will not wash away your vacation plan! Instead, they will only add to the beauty of it. Get hold of a couple of fellow single friends and head out for a long drive in the rains. Sipping on some hot soup and watching the rain pour all around you is a heavenly feeling.
If a four-day Christmas break is all you’ve got, then once again that’s not a cause for worry. Gather all your pals, load your car with a bunch-load of skiing equipment, and hit the slopes for a cool ski vacation!
Tips for Traveling Solo
Before going on a vacation, that too single, or with a travel service, you must research thoroughly about the place you are going to. Find out the cost of the trip, names of good hotels to stay, and if possible find out the taxi fares to various places you are going to pay a visit to.
Money is an important thing while going on a vacation. Check whether you have taken all your money and credit cards, and if there is sufficient amount of balance in it. Also your passport and documents for identification are necessary.
While packing a bag just see to it that you don’t have excess baggage. Pack outfits that can be used on several different wears, an easy way to reduce the luggage size.
Medication is the crucial and important item which you should not forget. Take all the necessary medicines with you, preferably those if you are undergoing a medical treatment.
-Other Basic Things
Other small but important things are sunscreen lotions, skin lotions, lip balms, face wash, toothbrush, extra camera batteries, mobile chargers, extra bag, winter wear (though not needed on a summer vacation) and feminine hygienic products.
When You Reach
Once you reach your destination, make sure you know the taxi fare and time to reach the destined place. Don’t let others know that you are alone while asking for directions. Be in contact with someone always through mobile phones or Internet cafes.
With a population of around 4 million people, it is one of the largest cities located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Africa. It developed from a small fishing town at the beginning of the 20th century to a huge commercial and cultural center in Northern Africa. Many tourists who travel to Morocco would pay Casablanca a visit due to its marvelous blends of various architecture, culture, and artistic elements.
Today we will be pointing out to some of the most marvelous highlights of the city of Casablanca commonly visited by several tourists spending their vacations in Morocco.
The Cornish of Casablanca
One of the most distinctive features of the city of Casa is the Cornish, or this street that is attached with the coast of the Atlantic Ocean of the city. This is one of the most popular places for the locals and the tourists who travel to Morocco in the city of Casablanca. It is the place that never sleeps and that is vibrant with action 24/7.
Thousands of people would be around the Cornish of Casablanca in different times of the day. Some vacationers who spend their holidays in Morocco would enjoy some swimming, chilling out, and some water sports in the beaches of Casa. Moreover, there are dozens of nightspots including restaurants, discos, and nightclubs where guests can enjoy a drink or go dancing.
The Mosque of Al Hassan II
The Mosque of Al Hassan II is the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa, and the seventh largest mosque in the world. It is featured with its wonderful towering minaret that is 210 meters in height. Many travellers who tour Morocco would admire the mosque at least from outside.
The mosque, that is also considered the largest religious building in the world, was constructed in 1993 after six years of building processes during the reign of Al Hassan El II, the king of Morocco. The prayer area of the mosque can accommodate up to 25,000 worshipers. This is besides 80,000 other worshiper in the open courtyard of the mosque. Many travel packages to Marco include a visit to the Mosque of Al Hassan II in Casablanca.
The Mohamed V Square
The Mohamed V Square is the center of the city of Casablanca. The location of this famous square was never chosen by coincidence. This was where the first Europeans walked when they arrived in Casablanca in 1907. This is why the square has a Moorish Islamic feeling and mood. The Mohamed V Square is often included to many tours to Morocco.
The square is famous for its impressive European style buildings, the large fountain, and the pigeons that many tourists enjoying their holidays in Morocco commonly feed and take photographs with.
The Royal Palace of Casablanca
The Royal Palace of Casablanca is the residence of Mohamed VI, the king of Morocco and it is considered one of the most popular highlights of the country often explored by tourists who travel to Morocco. The palace is popular for its marvelous design and architecture.
The Old Medina of Casablanca
The City of Casablanca was surrounded by some fortified walls that were constructed at the end of the 18th century as the first section of the old Medina. However, many of the section we view today were constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. Today many travellers who tour Morocco would visit this section of the city to have a wonderful walk around the monuments and to buy some remarkable souvenirs.
Esfahan is half the world, except for Tabriz. This is the famous Iranian saying that glorifies the importance of Esfahan, a significant touristic destination that is often included in travel packages to Iran.
Situated at the heart of the country, Esfahan is located around 414 kilometers to the South Of Tehran, the capital of the country. Due to the wonderful weather of Esfahan, many travelers who tour Iran spend a couple of nights at least exploring the wonders of the city.
The Northern section of Esfahan is featured with its cooler weather. While in the South and the West, many mountains surround the city and the Eastern and the Northern sections of the city are linked together through a number of plains. Several travel packages to Iran would sometimes include a visit to the natural regions of Esfahan.
UNESCO considered Esfahan among the seven historical cities of the world. The international organization asserted how important it is to maintain the architectural and building patterns and style of the city that amaze many travelers who tour Iran.
Historians noted that Esfahan was built as early as Tahmures, the builder of Merv was briefly the largest city in the world in the 12th century. Esfahan was an important transit point of several caravans. Today many tourists who travel to Iran would usually visit Esfahan.
The spread of Islam in Esfahan in the 8th century AD and the influence of the Islamic civilization formed one of the most marvelous cities in the world. Esfahan today has some amazing mosques, Islamic schools, and other interesting historical sites that are commonly included in several tours to Iran.
Among the most popular and interesting sections of Esfahan is the old market of the city that is situated in the Northern section of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, one of the world heritage sites of the UNESCO. The old market of Esfahan is one of the most appealing in the whole world and it welcomes thousands of tourists who spend their vacations in Iran.
The old market of Esfahan is the largest in Iran and one of the biggest in the whole world. It begins with a central market and then many smaller markets emerged that sell specific goods and products including handcrafts, golden and silver jewelry, rugs and carpets, shoes, and many other products. Travelers who tour Iran spend many hours in the market.
The Zoroastrianism Temple is one of the most remarkable monuments of Esfahan. It is located at the top of the Atshkah Mountain, more than 1680 meters above sea level. Constructed in the 13th century, the temple was made out clay and sand layers in one of the most unparalleled buildings in the world. Many tours to Iran include a visit to this matchless temple.
Esfahan is also famous for many Islamic monuments. There is for example the Monar Jonban. This complex consists of two minarets and an Iwan, or an open courtyard. The complex was constructed in the 14th century when the Mongols ruled over the country. The complex is characterized that if one minaret shakes, the other minaret, and the whole complex shakes in a reaction. Included in almost all travel packages to Iran, it is one of the remarkable Islamic monuments in the world.
Esfahan is a must visit for any traveler touring Iran. The city has this special matchless blend of characteristics and traits that are difficult to be found anywhere else in the world.