Wayanad Is a Land of Amazing Natural Resources, Ornamental Plants and Scary Animal Life

Wayanad Is a Land of Amazing Natural Resources, Ornamental Plants and Scary Animal Life

Wayanad is a land of extraordinary natural resources, amazing and exotic plant life animals and wild animals. A tour of wayanad will take you to a country with perfect natural beauty.

Whether you want to travel through wild paths in the forest or just relax in a hammock surrounded by fearless hummingbirds, Wayanad offers you an exotic experience that will change your perception of the natural world.

This green paradise is high in the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m and is one of the leading tourist centers in South India. Wayanad has a variety of tourist attractions ranging from trekking, boating, jungle safaris, bird watching, pilgrimage, sight-seeing, caves etc.

Wayanad is exactly 250 km from Bangalore, via Mysore, Gundalpet. From Mysore take the ootty route (NH 213) and after reaching Gundalpet which is about 55 KM from Mysore, take the right turn. After about 1 hour drive – 55 KM – you will reach the city of Sulthan Bathery.

Make sure you reach the border which is about 220 KM from Bangalore before 21:00 because the road through the wildlife reserve will still be closed between 21:00 and 18:00.

The trip from Gundalpet to Bathery will be a memorable trip as you pass through Bandipur and Wayanad national parks. Don’t be surprised if you are stopped by naughty Tusker.

If you plan to travel by bus, there are many buses starting from the Satellite site on the Mysore road. Kerala RTC buses are available every hour from 6 AM to 4 PM and then from 11PM to 12 Midnight.

There is no train service to Wayanad, the nearest railway station is Mysore which is 110 KM away from Bathery and Kozhikode which is around 70 KM from Kalpetta.

Taxi’s are easily available at Bathery …

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IPhone Essential Travel Application

IPhone Essential Travel Application

At a certain moment, I would guess that about half of the population dreams of going to an exotic place. And, with holidays – and vacation times – just around the corner some already have plane tickets. Regardless of where you go and what you have planned, the iPhone is the perfect travel companion: concise, full of features with applications for almost anything. If you are making travel plans, stop by the App Store and download this important travel application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

TripAssist by Expedia: Before you can enter the sky, you must book a plane ticket. Luckily, Expedia, together with experts who don’t need to find cheap airline tickets, came to the rescue with TripAssist. This application performs many of the same services that you find on the Expedia website: users can compare prices and book flights, hotels or even rental cars. However, the use of TripAssist does not end there. The application will also send alerts to remind you of your flight or to notify you of delays or schedule changes. If you want to change your reservation, TripAssist can do that too, often at no additional cost.

Tripit Travel Organizer: Keeping track of travel plans and other travel documents often causes headaches. Tourists must think enough without having to worry about finding connecting flights or finding alternative routes if they, heaven forbid, miss flights. This is where Tripit, a critically recognized travel plan application, comes in. Wherever you book flights, all your travel info can easily be imported into Tripit by simply forwarding the confirmation email to the @ package. Tripit will manage everything, including frequent flyer miles.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides: Finding a good travel guide on an iPhone can be tricky. Lonely Planet has simplified the process by making their entire …

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Peru Luxury Travel: Fine Restaurants of Lima

Peru Luxury Travel: Fine Restaurants of Lima

Many aspects can be taken into account when planning a luxury vacation to Peru: the way you move, the way you live, and the way you eat. With this last one, go no further than Lima where all the incredible gastronomy of the large country has congregated. In this capital metropolis which houses (and feeds) more than 8 million people, it’s no surprise that one can find cuisine from almost any corner of Peru within just a few city blocks. Beyond the delicious street food and local hole-in-the-walls called hariques, Lima has all the 5-star dining areas and everything you’re looking for and more to fit into your Peru luxury travel plans.

As a first time visitor to Lima or inaugural trip to Peru, one cannot miss trying the ceviche. The classic, national dish is made of a raw fish or seafood mixture marinated in fresh lime juice, a little bit of spicy aji pepper, and garnished with features such as lettuce, red onion, and salty choclo corn kernels. It is a very light dish perfect for a relaxing afternoon, but you’ll still find yourself satisfied after a hearty plate of ceviche. Pair your entr?e with a light beer, and soon you’ll even feel Lime?o! In Lima, there are dozens of renowned cevicherias that serve their namesake specialty typically during lunchtime hours. La Mar, owned and run by the famous Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, is one of the more coveted dining locations. Reservations are not accepted, so be sure to arrive early around opening. Another of Gaston’s star restaurants is Gaston y Astrid, the top of the top of Lima’s cuisine map. Finally, for a more casual meal, head to Pescados Capitales where the plates are large and you can relax with a table of your friends and family without …

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Cheap Family Vacations: Myth or Reality in Today's Economy?

Cheap Family Vacations: Myth or Reality in Today’s Economy?

Here’s earth-shattering news…cheap family vacations are what families like yours are frantically looking for. In today’s economy you just can’t afford to be putting your family in severe debt just to afford a decent vacation.

You’ve probably even had wild thoughts about buying a timeshare. This is a huge commitment that a lot of timeshare owners later regret after knowing that there are more affordable timeshare alternatives.

With the costs of timeshares remaining steady as maintenance fees go up it just doesn’t make financial sense to bury your family in this kind of debt…especially if you don’t have to.

In the past, the choices for cheap family vacations were severely limited. It was usually deciding upon a low grade hotel room and a motel room with really no difference in between the two. Sometimes taking budget family vacations meant being un-welcomed guests in one of your relative’s homes.

What’s the point of being miserable on vacation because your family is cramped into a small hotel room or worse yet a tiny motel room? And staying with relatives all the time when you go on vacation is a good way to wear out the welcome mat real fast.

Is this what you really call a vacation? Unfortunately for most families this is what budget family vacations looked like.

And for those families who don’t know the “secret” that thousands of die-hard travelers have turned to for decades, it just may be the way your next vacation may turn out to be…until today.

This is the day that you learn that you can absolutely take cheap family vacations and stay at luxury resorts without putting your family on the path to financial suicide.

There’s nothing worse than being on vacation but not have it feel like you’re on vacation. That is the …

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Outdoor Recreation in a Recession

Outdoor Recreation in a Recession

Times are tough. I know it… you know it… everyone knows it. Many people are no longer able or wanting to spend the big bucks that some outdoor sports require. Boating for example can be a very expensive outdoor recreational activity. Gas prices have sky-rocketed and storage fees are high. Fun and carefree days out on the motorboat are no longer a stress-free activity.

Outdoor recreation should not only be enjoyed by everyone but it should also cost very little if any money as well as be completely stress and worry free. There are enough things to be concerned with without having to worry about not being able to enjoy the great outdoors with our family and friends.

Luckily there are several fantastic activities that cost very little money, if any at all. The outdoor recreation activities below can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Frisbee at the park Hiking in the trails – if you have kids with you it can be really fun to do a treasure hunt (with a little pre-planning) Geo-caching Riding bikes Badminton Basketball or volleyball games

All of the above activities are freebies… meaning you don’t need to spend money to be able to enjoy them. One of my personal favorite all time outdoor activities happens to be kayaking. It can cost money to purchase a kayak of course or even to rent a kayak. If you are used to boating though I guarantee you the costs are minimal compared to running a gas-guzzling motorboat.

Kayaks are self-powered and eco-friendly. They do no harm to the environment and allow for some excellent exercise. I love the inflatable kayaks as they can be easily transported and taken anywhere.

In my opinion the days of big gas powered boats are numbered. The costs to run …

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