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Skiing Package at V Resorts Narkanda Cottage

Located at an altitude of 8600ft on the Hindustan Tibet road (NH – 22), just 44 kms away from Simla, Narkanda is the closest Skiing Point in North India, offering spectacular views and is a skier’s paradise in the winter. The resort offers activities for the skier and non-skier alike; it offers not only great outdoor activities but also great culinary delights. During winters when the white snow envelopes the green, the slopes of Narkanda come alive with skiers. The skiing area is a dream with manicured pistes, deep-snow slopes, and mountains perfect for ski tours. If you are looking for a perfect winter sports destination Narkanda is your answer. Great weather, brilliant resort, incredible vertical drops, amazing cuisine, great hospitality is just a few of the many reasons why you should visit Narkanda this winter. For non-skiers, there’s plenty to do and see, Mountain Bike, Rappelling, Valley Crossing, Tree Climbing, Burma Bridge. Enjoy the dreamy weather go for a trek to the orchards and enjoy the evening bonfire with some drinks and hot tasty snacks. Package Inclusions: Accommodation on SGL / TWIN / DBL basis as per package plan. Daily breakfast, Lunch or Packed sandwich & Juice (on SKI day) and Dinner. Evening Bonfire along with snacks of choice Free access to in-house activities for entertainment. Short trek to orchids (below resort). Morning & Evening tea with cookies. Pick-up & drop facility from resort to Ski Point. Instructor Fees Equipment Charges Happy to Serve (Carry your drinks) Snack’s of choice is on extra charges. Please bring following along with you: Gum boots/snow boots or mountain jersey, mountaineering boots for walking on snow. Small torch with cells. Woollen/leather gloves. Heavy woollens Wind proof or padded jacket. Dark glasses. Early Bird – Stay & Ski Package at V Resorts – Narkanda Cottage 03 Nights-Rs 13,800/- (Single) Rs 16,800(Couple) 04 Nights – Rs 18,800/- (Single) Rs 23,000(Couple) 05 Nights – Rs 22,500/- (Single) Rs 27,500(Couple)

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Mexico – A Romantic Getaway

We all know about Mexico as having the appealing resorts and beaches in the whole world. They offer the greatest vacation holiday one could possibly need. The area is a haven of natural attraction as if it has the power to invite the unrested soul ready to be comforted and relaxed. The area is a hideaway making yourself isolated by the tireless demands of your job. Mexico’s top tourist destinations are just the greatest among the greatest. Of course, this paradise is not only conducive for entertainment but also offers a sizzling romantic getaway for lovers seeking their own nest after their unforgettable wedding day.

The honeymoon is the most romantic way to start your married life. Mexico has a honeymoon collection of handpicked hotels and historical haciendas. It also has luxury hotels in a collection of locations and world renowned trains and cruises passing through some of the most stupendous scenery in the world. For grooms, who traditionally plan the honeymoon, Mexico is all you want to make you love life more romantic.

Whether you’re about to go on your honeymoon, or just romantic getaway, or spending time alone together, the paradise can generate a kind of passion that lovers would truly miss keeping themselves coming back again. Resorts and Spas like Quinta real in Acapulco, Ritz carlton, JW, Maroma Resorts and Spa in Cancun, Secrets Caproi Riviera and Ixtapa and Zihuatenejo:Hotel Vila Del Sol are just top resorts and spas for honeymoon seekers. The places are glorious and romantic for honeymoons. Most of these resorts are adults-only beach resort where active couples can participate in a host of activities including kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, water aerobics, yoga, beach and pool volleyball, and tennis. With suites and service that are as intimate as the occasion itself, the newly-wed couple will undergo the supreme in pampered indulgence. Who would forget Bora Bora? This elegant area was recently named by Modern Bride Magazine as the ‘supreme Fantasy Suite in an Overwater Bungalow,’ from 2001 to 2006, ‘greatest Hotel for Seclusion,’ from 2002 to 2004 the ‘Sexiest In-Room Extras,’ in 2005 and ‘Most Scenic Honeymoon Spot’ in 2003. When you go to this paradise you would see white beaches and tall palms beckon making it as a spot on romantic getaway. When couples want it more privately, they can actually visit Mexico’s Nude Beaches and resorts. It is a secluded adults-only property. Nude resorts would include Caribbean Reef Club,Celestun Nude Beach, Desire Resort & Spa Los Cabos and Playa Sonrisa.

Just as the Wedding Day can be the most unforgettable day of their life, so can the Honeymoon be that special time to bring the couple closer together emotionally, as well as physically. Whether this is your first Honeymoon, or you’re trying again, whether you’re sixteen or sixty, whether you’re planning something captivating or just plain romantic, then there’s only one paradise that can offer all that you want. Mexico is the greatest area for you and surely there is nothing more romantic than discovering new places with the one you love.

Breaking News, Crime And Antisocial Behaviour In Welsh And English Seaside Resorts

The coastal crime map from Penmaen-mawr to Morecambe was analysed for ‘Antisocial Behaviour’. In all resorts, anti-social behaviour was the dominant crime. The best and worst holiday resorts are identified, data for reducing crime is also considered. The data used is from ‘Police Crime Mapping’ for the 3 month period Sep Oct Nov 2010 was compared with the same period in 2009. Within a short time of publication, statistics often become ‘out of date’, these were the latest figures available when this article was submitted. The results of data from holiday resorts along hundreds of miles of coastline stretching from Morecombe to Penmaenmawr can be seen below:
Rhyl 30
Blackpool 25 Approximately the same as Bournemouth
Brighton 12 – 14
Colwyn Bay 12 – 14
Morcambe 12 – 14
Llandudno 8.7
Conwy 4.1
Prestatyn 3.1
With the exception of Rhyl, every seaside resort is the same as or better than Bournemouth. Most holiday resorts along this coastline are either as safe as, or safer than Brighton.
All of the smaller holiday resorts were found to be low crime areas, as were many of the bigger ones; Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Prestatyn and Llandudno. Each of these was found to be either as good as, or better than the benchmark (Brighton). Most resorts along this coastline have very low crime figures, just two examples are Rhos-on-Sea and Penrhyn Bay; they are simply too numerous to mention. It is easier to identify the relatively few resorts that are shown on crime maps as being worse than the benchmark.
Preliminary Conclusion: Rhyl has a problem, but every other North Wales seaside resort is the same as, or better than the benchmark. Some of these resorts have the added attraction of a pier and many have sandy beaches. There is a false perception that some North Wales holiday resorts have deprived housing, tenants on benefit and are high crime areas. This is not true, in one particular case the blame is clearly attributable to cllrs who have given misinformation to the local press. One councillor (who was the Town councils representative for regeneration) compared a part of the seaside town to Beirut. Local press printed this as ‘breaking news’ in their newspapers (part of a group of papers with over 600,000 readers in North and Mid Wales, W. Cheshire and North Shropshire).
It is thought that the most important statistic is the crime detection rate. Most people will think twice if they think they will be caught and then prosecuted. A seaside resort which has one of the best is Colwyn Bay. Holidaymakers to Colwyn bay will not be surprised as the Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s), and other Police officers are both high visibility and very approachable. A statistic of questionable value is the percentage figure that crime has been reduced by, this figure can be misleading. A problem with this statistic is that it is harder for good area that has previously reduced crime to reduce it further by any significant amount. An example is Conwy, where an average of only two people per thousand suffered anti-social behaviour.
It only needed an average of 1 extra person over this same period to cause an increase in crime of 50%.
Blackpool15% reduction in antisocial behaviour
Rhyl8.2%reduction in antisocial behaviour
Colwyn Bay1.8%reduction in antisocial behaviour
Llandudno1.5%reduction in anti-social behaviour
Conwy79.5% ***increase in*** antisocial behaviour
Along the whole of the Welsh and English coastline from Penmaen-mawr to Morecombe, only Rhyl has a worse violent crime rate than Bournemouth. Rhyl 9.2 per 1000, Bournemouth 7.5 per 1000 Blackpool 6 per 1000 All other resorts the same as or better than Brighton. Crime detection rate in Colwyn Bay are around 54% and it is ‘one of the safest’ towns in Britain.
With just two exceptions (Blackpool and Rhyl), all the seaside resorts in North Wales and the North West are safer (or the same as) Brighton for the anti-social behaviour. Crime mapping statistics would be better if detection rates were included. Seaside resorts with high detection rates (e.g. Colwyn Bay) would benefit from publication of these statistics. The possible reasons why Rhyl has more problems than surrounding areas will be covered in a separate article. When Rhyl was in its heyday, it had a pier that was over 2000 ft long and lots of associated attractions. These included diving competitions, pier shops, kiosks, bands, steamer ships, Pierott troupes, slot machines and a Pavilion Theatre. The pier was demolished in 1973 and Rhyl has gone downhill ever since.

Viva Resorts In The Dominican Republic Launches Promotions And Packages To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

The Dominican Republic hotel chain, Viva Resorts, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to commemorate the milestone, the company will be launching 25 packages, promotions and competitions throughout the year.

The hotel group opened its first resort for Dominican Republic holidays in 1987, the Dominicus Beach Resort in La Romana, and this continues to be the signature property for Viva Resorts.

Over the years, the hotel groups collection of luxury all inclusive properties has expanded throughout the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

Viva Resorts five-star Dominican Republic hotels include Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace in La Romana, Viva Wyndham Tangerine in Cabarete, and Dominicus Beach Resort in La Romana.

Ettore Colussi, the president of Viva Resorts, commented: “The Viva brand has become synonymous with providing a true vacation experience that starts with the destination and combines local culture, adventure, a variety of high-energy and relaxing activities, entertainment and international cuisine at an exceptional value.

Our Alliance in 2003 with Wyndham Worldwide continues to strengthen our international presence in the North American market. Staying true to our core brand values is the reason we are celebrating the longevity of Viva Resorts and the success of our company.

Travellers going on holidays to the Dominican Republic this year will be able to join in the celebrations as the hotel chain launches 25 special anniversary promotions, packages and competitions across all of its all inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Bahamas.

Packages include the Sweet Star package, a new Quinceanara and Sweet 16 package which includes a free nights accommodation for the birthday girl and her parents, a room upgrade, a hair and beauty appointment, flowers, cake, photographs and much more.

The Viva Grande package is available for tourists looking to indulge throughout their holidays in the Dominican Republic and includes a range of VIP services. There will also be special packages for seniors and ladies planning relaxing Caribbean holidays at the resorts.

There will be a special 25 per cent discount for online bookings, a Mothers Day and Fathers Day Sweepstakes, and competitions will be launched on Viva Wyndhams Facebook page where holidaymakers will be able to win free accommodation and a variety of fantastic prizes.

Colussi added: We look forward to celebrating future milestones and to continuing to offer exceptional vacation experiences.”

Global Resorts Network – Timeshare

Global Resorts Network offers the everyday person a way to travel in elegance for less than $3,000 dollars! This is the new way to travel now. You can visit different places at lower costs. But is this really new? We have known about timeshare that offer an unbelievable way to travel also over the past 25 years. Time-shares have been sold for cruises, recreational vehicles, campgrounds and many other types of properties, but their most notorious use is for shares in condominiums at huge time-share resorts that offers a exceptional new way of having a getaway in elegance. Could we really say that timeshares are becoming a thing of the past? Some timeshare companies and resorts have designed a new way to make their service to be more flexible, to have more choices and to lessen upfront cost. They are changing the concept of the timeshare industry but could we really say that it’s still all the same?

A timeshare is a property or the right to use a property in which multiple parties have rights, such as the right-to-use. Usually it refers to a resort or condominium unit. Timeshare essentially means that a group of people are sharing the cost of a getaway home. During the period of time you choose, either for life or for a specified number of years. Accommodations range from hotel rooms to condos, from cabins to elegance houses and castles, from yachts and cruise ships to RVs and houseboats. This system makes getaway home ownership possible for many people who cannot afford a second home or who otherwise would not be able to appreciate such resort facilities. Timeshare is an investment in lifestyle, in future holidays, in family time together, and when viewed that way it can be a good investment indeed. Is GRN like a timeshare exchange program?

Speaking about the program and the advantages a member can gain freom these businesses, there are still many differences the program timeshare has as compared with GRS. First is that timeshares do not give you major discounts on cruises and hotels. Global Resorts Network gives you deep discounts on any cruise or hotel worldwide. A timeshare typically costs between $7,000 and $45,000 while a lifetime membership with Global Resorts Network costs $2,995. Maintenance fee are important but Global Resorts Network has zero yearly maintenance fees while Timeshares yearly maintenance fees rates between $400 to $1200 per year. Timeshares typically only give you one or two weeks per year travel aas compared with up to fifty two weeks per year with Global Resorts Network. With a timeshare your places are limited. Global Resorts Network has over five thousand resorts worldwide in the member registry. Timeshares also do not have a income opportunity connected to it. Global Resorts Network has a business model that gives the possibility of creating financial freedom. Timeshares do not pay you a referral fee if you tell someone else about it who buys a timeshare while with Global Resorts Network, you only not travel as well you are compensated with every person you encouraged to be a member. GRN has a referral compensation of $500 for Gold to $1000 per platinum membership.

Sandals Launches Wedding-themed Incentives And Competition For Travel Agents

Sandals Resorts has launched a new incentive programme and competition for qualified travel agents to boost the sales of upgraded wedding packages at its Caribbean resorts.

The Sell and Celebrate incentive will see agents receive a 50 high street voucher for every upgraded package sold for destination weddings at Sandals Resorts.

Agents who sell the upgraded packages can send the information to their local Sandals Business Development Manager with details on the booking and any tips and advice for other travel agents. These entries will then be entered into a national draw with a fantastic prize of a seven-night break at any Sandals Resort up for grabs.

Sandals Resorts are a popular choice for couples getting married abroad and the company has a wide choice of properties that offer all inclusive, upscale accommodation and picturesque Caribbean settings.

Beach weddings are a favourite and these can be enjoyed at any Sandals Resorts across Jamaica, St. Lucia, The Bahamas and Antigua.

Brides and grooms who are looking to splash out for their weddings abroad can choose from a range of themed Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart including Flutter of Romance, Seaside Serenade, Island Paradise, Vision in White and Chic & Natural.

Couples can also choose the customisable Sandals’ standard WeddingMoon package which offers the perfect excuse to extend the celebrations of Caribbean weddings and stay on for a romantic honeymoon while enjoying all inclusive programmes, luxury facilities and fu activities at Sandals Resorts.

Destination weddings can be tailor-made to suit the individual requirements of the bride and groom and with the help of the wedding guru Martha Stewart, they can choose everything from the resort destination, the idyllic setting for their ceremony, accommodation, wedding dcor, cake, flowers, and the colour scheme.

Travel agents have until 31st May, 2012 to take advantage of the incentive and in addition, Sandals Resorts will be launching the Catch the Bouquet competition where one beautiful floral arrangement will be given away each week between 29th March and 31st May, 2012.

All agents have to do is spot the wedding bouquet, which is hidden in a picture in the I DO magazine supplement that will be delivered to travel agencies from 2nd April, 2012.

Relax, Play and Dine at Fort Myers Beach Resorts

Back in the old days, people used to go out and hunt and gather their food. Entertainment consisted of drawing on the sides of caves, and relaxation meant someone was able to get five hours of sleep without being attacked by a wild animal. It’s not the old days anymore, which is why you should not live like a caveman. Instead of roughing it like the old Cro-Magnon man, book a room at one of the magnificent Fort Myers beach resorts during your vacation. You will have everything you need within walking distance, and you will live like royalty.

Your distant ancestors may have been forced to trap their meal and then eat them by the fire, but you’re more civilized, which is why you will enjoy dining at one of the restaurants you will find at the various Fort Myers resorts. When you stay at a resort, it’s easy to find delicious food like steak, fresh seafood and hamburgers. In addition, some of the resorts have their own yachts they use to host brunches and dinner cruises. You will get to think about how far you have come when you sit on the yacht and enjoy your meal. You’ll be thinking, -Cro-Magnon who? I’m like royalty.-

Resorts are also big on fun. From swimming pools to sports courts, you won’t be stuck looking for something to do when you stay at one of the resorts in Fort Myers.

Relaxation is also important when you’re on vacation, and hotels like the Marriott Fort Myers understand that. That’s why they offer spas, large guestrooms with balconies and sweeping views of Sanibel and Captiva Island.

Resorts in Fort Myers, Florida make it easy to relax and have a great time. Your ancestors struggled to survive so you wouldn’t have to. Forget about hunting, gathering and being bored.

Tirumala Tirupati Temple Darshan – Vishesha Pooja

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This ancient and sacred shrine of Sri Venkateswara is nestled on the seventh top of Tirumala hills origins of which can be found in ‘Vaisnavism’. In response to an ancient tale, the nice sage Bhrigu once visited to the adobes of 3 leader Gods – Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, to settle a dispute on who’s the perfect energy among the many three.


First, he went to Lord Shiva who ignored him completely. Next, he visited to Brahmaji, but same occurred there too. Then the infuriated sage visited to Lord Vishnuji who was resting with Laxmiji that time. Bhrigu, in his anger, kicked on the chest of Lord Vishnu. Vishnuji put up with the insult caring the significance of the great sage, however Luxmiji did not. She bought offended and went clear of Vaikunta. It is believed that the Lord Vishnu got here all the approach in which down to the earth and settled here at Tirumala hills to take away his loneliness. Later on, he inhumed and grew to become to stone. After a very long time had handed, cows from the nearby kingdom began to exploit their own at a particular place at the hill. Whilst the king got here to know of it, he ordered to examine the reason. Then he discovered an underground form of Lord Srinivasna, and ordered to build a temple at that position, which is now the famous temple of Tirupati.


Because the resort is centrally located, getting around is easy and you’ll guide a cab at the hotel to visit close by places of interest close to Tirupati like Alamelu Mangapuram, the home of Lord Balaji’s consort, Hanuman temple and a few waterfalls that are a couple of hours’ drive away. There are also natural world reservations that may be fascinating to visit. Regardless of the visitor asks for, the lodges in Tirupati attempt to deliver.


The Fortune Kences is totally different from different Tirupati resorts because it’s a enterprise class lodge, which provides the vacationing business man every consolation of his personal office, with impeccable service and comfortable accommodation. The resort offers 124 superbly appointed rooms which can be made from eighty two Commonplace Rooms, 30 Fortune Membership Rooms and 12 Suites that supply a sleek ambience. Other special companies like 24 hours laundry, overseas trade companies, conference calling etc. are also accessible in Fortune Kences lodge like many other motels in Tirupati, on demand.



Lux Island Resorts To Host First Maldives Underwater Festival In May 2012

Photography enthusiasts will be able to dive beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean as LUX* Maldives launches the first Underwater Festival from 14th and 20th May, 2012.

Fans of diving and photography will be able to take part in a series of workshops, courses, and introductory sessions during Maldives holidays. Award-winning photographers will run numerous underwater courses that will allow visitors to experience free-diving and fluo night diving.

The General Manager of LUX* Maldives and avid free-diver, Dominik Ruhl, explained: This time its all about water. We wanted to draw the curtains of the underwater world to our guests by giving them the unique opportunity not only to dive some of the most beautiful dive sites on the planet, but also to meet the experts of the sea and learn how to bring these treasures home.

The luxury resort recently opened a Marine Biology Centre on the island which is dedicated to protecting whale sharks in the South Ari Atoll waters and this years festival allows tourists to learn more about the underwater world throughout their holidays in the Maldives.

The festival will feature leading marine experts including the French multi-award winning underwater photographer, Pascal Kobeh, who will take part in the festival as a member of the judging panel and a coach.

Kobeh commented: I started shooting underwater pictures while I was a diving instructor here in the Maldives; I havent stopped since then, and it became by profession. It brought me here today with the same passion I had ten years ago and I am very excited to join the festival.

While enjoying holidays to the Maldives at the resort, attendees will have the chance to take part in interesting and informative workshops with LUX* Maldives resident marine biologist, Chiara Fumagalli.

There will also be documentaries about the oceans diverse marine life, underwater films, and news about the ongoing research on the whale sharks at the Marine Biology Centre.

The festival will also allow participants to try free diving sessions with Jean-Jacques Mayol, the founder of the free-diving Team Mayol and son of free-diving legend Jacques Mayol.

Photographers booking Maldives holidays at the resort can experience the underwater world at night by taking part in fluo-diving excursions. Divers use a set of special filters on their masks and torches, which enhances a unique diving experience at night.

Festival-goers will have the chance to win several prizes during the week-long event and the best photographs will be submitted to the judging panel with a top prize including a five-night stay at one of LUX* Islands Resorts Mauritius, La Reunion or Maldives hotels.

Castleburn Mountain Resort – What’s All The Rage

Castleburn resort began as a bare farm in the Underberg region with caravan and outhouse as the only dwelling in 1983. Today it is a luxury mountain resort in the Magic Breakaways Leisure resorts portfolio. The Garden Castle mountain which overlooks the farm and the Scottish name for a small stream a burn are what gave the name to the farm:-Castleburn. Earning their living from the construction trade and smaller farming operations, the Barnett family were the original owners of the land. They dreamed of building a lake with cottages on its shores, both overlooked by their own home higher up in the valley.

The construction of an earthen dam wall as well as a clubhouse and 4 cottages began in 1991, probably a year that the Barnetts remember very well as being the start of their dreams manifesting. One could say that a degree of divine intervention was experienced at Castleburn when the rains filled the lake shortly after completion at the end of 1991.

2 years later, Dave Barnett and Peter Foaden from Magic Breakaways met and created a winning relationship resulting in large scale development at Castleburn. Magic Breakaways operates in the resort development area of the Legacy Group of companies a large African corporation and a leader in the hospitality industry.

Indeed the relationship proved to be a winner and Castleburn is now home to 58 units comprising: 4 Luxury chalets with Jacuzzi bath; 6 single bedroom apartments; 22 chalets with three bedrooms; 4 luxury chalets accommodating 8 guests

Climate in the region is moderate with cool winters and warm summers. The coldest months are April through September with the lowest temperatures dropping to 2 degrees Celsius in winter mornings and highs peaking at 26 degrees during December. The resort is located at the foothills of the Southern Drakensburg, making it witness to beautiful snow-capped mountains and visitors; witness to many a moment to be savoured with family and / or loved ones in the regions peace. All chalets are equipped with heating systems as well as stone fireplaces for the colder months.

Trout fisherman and nature enthusiasts will be in their element at Castleburn however, the resort has many more activities to offer as well. The resort and a Natal Parks Board nature reserve share a border; it is also host to Lake Madingofani (formerly Castleburn Lake) and 7 smaller dams forming the major attraction of the resort. Rainbow, triploid and brown trout are the three main species of trout abundant in Lake Madingofani. The dams are continually restocked and so a disappointed fly-fisherman is an uncommon occurrence.

Other activities available will cater for all and include hiking, rowing, canoeing, sailing, squash, guided horse trail, volleyball court, two walks in the grounds, swimming in a rock-hewn swimming pool, trampolines, outdoor chess, tennis court and children’s playground. If one’s idea of true relaxation does not involve physical exertion the resort is equipped with a health and beauty salon as well as restaurants and cocktail bar, putt-putt and even a recreation centre with darts and pool. Of course the chalets and apartments are kitted out with other indulgent conveniences such as satellite television and comfortable patios inviting al fresco meals and quiet times against a fabric of majestic mountain ranges.

For bird-watching enthusiasts will find themselves busy enough with over a hundred species of bird to be seen. Birds are not the only creatures vying for attention in telescopic vision, Reedbuck and Eland as well as Bush buck, Duiker and jackals also find themselves commonly spotted.

In the class of relaxation destinations, Castleburn is easily the most understated and I implore all readers to consider it as a timeshare or fractional ownership prospect. Castleburn resort has a Four Star Gold Crown rating, thanks to the many skills and experience which Legacy has brought to its offering.