The majestic beauty of Hindu Kush mountain range made me completely numb and dumb. While travelling from New Delhi to Bishkek, I somehow managed to capture the splendid beauty of this mountain, thanks to a window seat. All the images had been taken by my Mi4.
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Bentota – a small resort town located in Sri Lanka – woos a large number of tourists from all parts of the globe. Pristine beach and watersports activities are the major attractions for the tourists visiting this place.
Situated just 65 kilometer away from South of Colombo, Bentota’s clean and quiet environment were the main factors that motivated me to visit this place. My brief one day visit was enough to explore this tiny town. It was off season when I landed in Bentota. As expected I found a handful of tourists, relaxing on the beach.
Soon after deboarding the train, I had a brief conversation with a local guy, who guided me to a villa. The tidy vila, owned by a couple, was quite impressive from inside. To my surprise, I was the only guest staying at their villa.
During my stay in Bentota, I spent most of the time on the beach and looking at the waves, which were crashing on the shores. Adding further joy to my journey to this place were some chilled local beer, fresh air and quiet environment.
If you are coming from Colombo, then I would strongly recommend you to board a train.
I guess it took around one hour to reach Bentota from the national capital. Train journeys in Sri Lanka are quite enjoyable. If you make a visit in off season, you will get plenty of accommodations at cheap prices. If you are making a trip between October-March then be prepared to pay more.
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I am close to nature and nature is close to me. I captured this mountain while holidaying in Indonesia’s idyllic Flores Island.
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Kyrgyzstan was never on my wish list.
But one fine day I stumbled upon an article on social media and started gathering information about this tiny Central Asian nation. And surprisingly I found that this place was full of hidden gems. Looking for a place of solitude – Issyk-Kul lake will surely impress you with its spellbound beauty.
A five-hour journey away from the capital Bishkek, this lake is situated in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan.
Considered as the 10th largest lake in the world by volume, this beautiful lake is surround by snow-capped peaks.
One of the unique specialties of this lake is that it never gets freezes even when the entire country gets covered with deep snow in the winter.
Located at an altitude of 1,607 meters, this lake stretches to a length of 182 kilometers.
Widely known as “The Pearl of Central Asia”, the color of the lake changes from green to blue-ish turquoise, as per the positioning of the sun and the time of the day.
Over a period of time, this lake – probably the most attractive tourist spots of the country – has become quite popular among foreign and local tourists alike.
It also offers plenty of water sports for tourists – ranging from Jet Skiing to Banana Tube Boat Ride.
One can stay at beautiful villas, which can be booked only through local travel agencies in Bishkek.
I got my tickets through http://caesar.kg/.
The whole apartment is available for over USD 300 in June and July while the price could come down at the end of September.
Tourists are also allowed to cook their food inside their apartments. However, the tourist need to inform the agency in advance regarding this.
Alternately, you can have your food outside the resort.
A restaurant is also there inside the resort.
The best time to visit this place is between May to September.
If you want to run away from your busy life to a reclusive place then this is the place to be !
Ala Archa National Park is a perfect place for refreshing yourself from your hectic city life.
It offers nature in its purest form. Located 40km south of Bishkek, this park is quite popular among foreign tourists and locals alike. Activities like hiking and trekking lures a large number of tourists all over the world. The 200 square kilometers park is home to many small and large glaciers as well as mountain peaks. The park, which is surrounded by a large number of plants, also includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River. If you are a fan of hiking and trekking, then don’t miss the beauty of the park. There are many tourists operators in Bishkek who can arrange a short tip to this park.
This Central Asian nation is full of mountain peaks. One can easily find mountain in any part of Kyrgyzstan once you leave the capital city Bishkek.
Think of water-sports activities! The first place that comes in mind is Rishikesh. Yes this place is famous for offering some of India’s best water-sports activities. But there are other places too in the country that are attracting ardeline junkies with variety of water sports ranging from scuba diving to kayoing.
On my recent trip to Orchha, I went for kayaking in Betwa river, which is surrounded by lush and dense forest. Thanks to a well-trained instructor Mr. Manohar Lal Kewat, I had exhilarating experience that I will cherish forever.
It took approximately 1 hour to complete my three and half kilometer journey, which passed without any single problem.
While kayaking, one can spot a range of wildlife animals such as Nilgai and a lot of birds. One of the best part of kayaking in Betwa river is that it gives you an experience of getting close to nature. And my experience was not an exception to it. I also felt the same. I found nature in its purest and raw form. Serenity completely made me numb.
I had no idea that my kayaking experience will turn out to be such a memorable trip.
During the trip, we also stopped at few places to take some pictures of nature.
Barring from rainy season, you can enjoy kayaking in Betwa river throughout the year. The best time to go for Kayaking is between 8am-10am so that harsh sun does not spoil your mood.
If you are in Orchha, then I recommend you to contact Mr Manohar so that you can have a great experience of your life.
Mr Manohar Lala Kewat
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