Thursday, 22 June 2017

10 Amazing Place to Visit in Singapore-Flamingo Travel

1.  Marina Bay Sands 

The magnificent Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay that offers a luxury 2,561-room hotel, an art convention and exhibition center, the Shoppes Mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating pavilions, a nightclub, lounges and a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.

Marina Bay in Singapore has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. Once a quiet body of water at the entrance of the Singapore River, this area now stands as a spectacular example of how this minuscule country has come to be one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations.
                   Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
                                              Friday to Sunday  10:00 am – 11:00 pm
                Address10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

2.   Merlion Statue - Merlion Park 

   Merlion Park is located near Marina Bay, Singapore. This park is home to an 8.6 meter-tall and 40 ton-weight, water-spouting Merlion. The Singapore’s tourism icon is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines “mer” meaning the sea and “lion”. The “Singa” or lion head represents Singapore’s original name — Singapura — meaning “lion city”, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore’s history as “Temasek”, the ancient fishing village.

    From the viewing deck of the 2,500 square meter park you can take a breathtaking view of the  Merlion against the city skyline and the scenic Marina Bay. The area also comprises a promontory  with terraced seating, as well as a boat landing point.
                    LocationOne Fullerton, Singapore

3.  Singapore Flyer

     Singapore Flyer, described by its operators as “Flyer Observation Wheel”, was the tallest ferris wheel in the world from 2008 until 2014. Standing at a stunning 165m (541 ft.) from the ground, near the shore of Marina Bay, it is 5 m (16 ft.) taller than the Star of Nanchang, in China and 30 m (98 ft.) taller than the London Eye, in England. It is built over immense three-storey complex with restaurants, shopping, and bars.

      Passengers will get to see such city sights as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place and the Padang. Each of Singapore Flyer 28 city-bus-sized air-conditioned capsules can carry up to 28 passengers and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes.
         Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 22:30
         Location: Southeast tip of the Marina Center reclaimed land
         Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803

4.  Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

     The Chinese build temples to a lot of gods and other things, but the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of the more unusual. In the late 1980s when a Buddhist temple was first proposed for Singapore’s Chinatown, it was supposed to become a more traditional temple. Somewhere along the line it became the Tooth Relic Temple, a home for a tooth relic from Buddha. The temple, located in central Chinatown, also features other arts and culture of Singaporean Buddhists.

    From outside the temple is grand, inside it is richly ornate and colorful, but the most significant  feature of the temple is the two-meter tall solid gold stupa that weighs 420 kg located at the top floor, in the Sacred Light Hall. It is the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber, which is the repository of the sacred Buddha tooth.
Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Cingapura 058840 
Opening hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

5.  Fountain of Wealth – Suntec City

      The Fountain of Wealth is recognized since 1998 by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the largest fountain in the world. It is located in the hub of one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, the Suntec City. The fountain is made of silicon bronze, and consists of a circular ring with a circumference of 66 meters supported by four legs. It occupies an area of 1,683 square meters, with a height of 13.8m. The base of the fountain is located underground, on the level of the main basement restaurant area of Suntec City. The circular ring top of the fountain is visible at ground level.

     At night, the fountain is the setting for laser performances, as well as “live” song and laser message dedications.
            Address: 3 Temasek Blvd., Suntec City – Singapore
            Opening hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
            Laser Show Timings: 8 pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm
6.  Gardens by the Bay

    Gardens by the Bay is a surreal green oasis in the heart of Singapore that offers an easy getaway from the city centre traffic and skyscrapers. This horticultural heaven brings plants to life in a way you have never seen before. There you are surrounded by nature whilst feeling like you have stepped into the Avatar movie.

    This huge, colorful, futuristic park is famous for its high-tech Supertree Grove – a collection of magical giant trees – as well as Cloud Forest and Flower Dome – the world’s largest climate-controlled greenhouses. The garden complex is also home to several outdoor gardens and lakes, such as the scenic Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes.
                        Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

7.  Night Safari 

    Travelers who enjoy nightlife but are tired of the club scene should head over to Night Safari where nocturnal, not party, animals are on display.Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen from around the world. 

    Singapore's nightlife is truly wild! The Singapore Night Safari offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen. Take a trip around the world via walking trails and trams that connect eight geographical regions. See exotic and often endangered species such as the Himalayan griffon vulture, greater one-horned rhinoceros, wildebeests, gazelles, giant anteater and the gaur (wild cattle) of Burma.
                           Opening Hours: Daily 19:30 – 24:00 (Last admission at 23:00)
                             Restaurants and Retail Shops: Open daily from 18:00
                            Address: Night Safari, Singapore 729826

8.  Clarke Quay

   Clarke Quay is a refurbished riverside development of old warehouses consisting of a colorful  labyrinth of restaurants, theme bars, retail stores and recreation outlets.

     Nightlife in Clarke Quay is what this party hub of Singapore is really famous. Dazzling lights,  beautiful people and buzzing nightclubs – these are some of the things that imprint themselves on  your mind the first time you visit Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and a kaleidoscope of concept bars and  pubs along the Singapore River. A mind-boggling selection of themes and attractions round out your  choice of after-sunset indulgence. 
            Address: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
            Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

9.  Sentosa Island Beaches

     Sentosa Island has a stretch of sheltered beaches of more than two kilometres in length on its southern coast, framed with palm trees, with wide beachfronts and soft sands, divided into three portions: Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach, and Tanjong Beach. These beaches are artificial, reclaimed using sand bought from Indonesia and Malaysia. There are several bars along the three beaches offering food and beverage to visitors.

      Located just south of Singapore City Centre, the 12-minute cable car ride from Vivo City to the resort of beaches and rainforest is not only convenient, but has the added bonus of providing astounding panoramic views. If all of this sounds exhausting, don't worry, because Sentosa Island are several soft, sandy beaches along the southern coast which are especially popular on weekends. 
Addresses: Siloso Beach: Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore | Palawan Beach: Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098524 | Tanjong Beach: Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore

10. ArtScience Museum

     One of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum is the world’s first ArtScience  museum, opened on 17 February 2011. This unique building is shaped like a lotus flower in bloom,  and is anchored by a round base in the middle, with ten extensions referred to as “fingers”, designed  to be a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe.

      The ArtScience Museum promises to feature 21 gallery spaces equating to 50,000 square feet (6,000  square meters) which will display exhibits from combined art/science, media/technology, as well as  design/architecture motifs.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

10 Amazing Place to Visit in Leh Ladakh : Flamingo Travel

Leh-Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Visiting Leh Ladakh can be a great experience as these places have a bounty of natural beauty. It is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time. The place holds so many surprises together that one can’t help but be awed. Don’t believe our words? Have a look yourself on 10 places to visit in Leh Ladakh!

Without a doubt, Zanskar valley is one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. It is amongst the most desolate places in the Himalayan range. The steep terrains covered with snow reflect the heavenly skies.The tributaries of the Zanskar River are famous for seasonal white river rafting.

Best Time to Visit: Zanskar is best visited between June to September when the road is clear of the snow. It’s closed for a significant time due to extreme snowfall and winter.

2. Pangong Tso Lake –The Azure Lake from 3 Idiots

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Remember the breathtakingly beautiful lake from 3 Idiots where Chatur lost it all? It’s the Pangong-Tso Lake that traverses the boundary international boundary to stretch from India to Bhutan. The lake offers awesome site for camping and is the current hotspot for all people traveling to Ladakh. The rules do not allow boating on Pangong-Tso Lake but when the lake freezes in the winters, if you’re feeling too brave, you might want to ice skate at just the bank of the lake.
Best Time to Visit: June to September is the best time to travel to Pangong Tso

3. Tso Moriri Lake: Whereyou can stay forever

The place is a canvas coloured with the blue-white skies, blue-green mountains with white tops, the calm blue water of the lake and lush green pastures. Who needs any place better than this? The Tso Moriri lake is probably not as famous as the Pangong Lake but it is still a must place to visit in Leh Ladakh for anyone taking a trip in this region.

4. Khardungla pass -Highest MotorableRoad in the World


Khardungla Pass is a gateway which leads to Nubra and Shyok valleys. While this might not be a typical tourist attraction Leh Ladakh, it is definitely amongst the must visit places to visit in and around Leh Ladakh for adventure junkies. Managed by the Border Roads Organization, Kardung-la Pass is the gateway to the north and one of the most difficult yet thrilling passes to ride on.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Khardung-La pass is during the summer season, between May to September.

5. NubraValley – A Desert among the snowy hills

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A desert is probably the last thing one expects while planning a trip to Ladakh but there it is. The sand dunes of the Nubra Valley offer the tourists a very much Arabian Nights like experience. The famous two-humped camels are also found in the region and are often the highlight of the trip for those interested in animals. The origin of the desert is supposed to be from the Tethis Sea from the depths of which the Himalayas are said to have risen.
Best time to visit: As per the climatic conditions, the best time to visit Nubra valley is during the autumn season which is between the month of July to September.

 6. Spituk Gompa: Monastery at the hilltop

Ladakh is known as the land of the monks and monasteries and rightly so. Spituk is one of the many monasteries in the region. This is famous for its beautifully carved location at the top of a hill. With nearby mountains being much taller, the location is not exactly a vantage point but the view from the monastery is still pretty amazing. The winds at the night however may chill you to the bones.

7. Magnetic Hill – Defy Gravity

One of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh is the Magnetic Hill. The science behind the phenomenon is unknown but it has been observed that if you leave your vehicle at the base of the hill with the brakes unlocked, it will start moving uphill slowly on its own. Magic? Definitely not. It’s simply the superpowers you get when you reach this place.

8. Zanskar River – Toprafting destinations in India

The white waters of the mountain rivers in Ladakh including Zanskar are considered to be one of the best rafting destinations in India. However, do not be fooled by the fact that it is only done in summers. The water will still be cold enough to freeze you should you fall in. Only if you’re planning to have some extreme adventure sports in Ladakh, should you take up this ride down the river.

9. HemisNational Park – dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts and

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Hemis National Park has the distinction of being the largest national park in South Asia. The park is protected home for endangered mammals like leopards, Asiatic ibex, Tibetan wolf, the Eurasian brown bear and the red fox. For nature lovers and bird watchers, this has to be on your list of places to see in Ladakh.  Snow Leopard is a specialty of the area; although you might not want to meet it in person in the wild.
Best time to visit: Between May to September

10. Shanti Stupa - The spectacularview at night

What better place to invoke some thoughts from within than this? Located on a hill in Chanspa, Leh, the Shanti Stupa is one of the most magnificent and peaceful Buddhist monuments you could possibly see in the extreme north of India. Take the steep slights to reach the Stupa that offers beautiful sunrise and sunset views. 

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Helicopter Fare to Kedarnath 2017

A little sad news from Government regarding the Kedarnath Yatra Helicopter yatra. Now the price increase by 2500/ INR per person as per previous year.Uttrakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority has increse the fare to Kedarnath. These helipads are on Sersi, Guptakashi,Phata and Sitapur. The Kedarnath Fare is fix by 9200/ INR per person this year.
It is came to know that Uttrakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority merge Kedarnath Helicopter service with Uttrakhand Regional connectivity. This whole tender is given to JINDAL Group India fly safe Aviation Ltd. This company is providing also helicopter service in Urrarakhand.
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Other heli service operators will continue their services from Dehradun to Kedarnath.
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Friday, 28 April 2017

14 Aviation Company Got selected for fly Kedarnath

Finally green signal receive from Government for Helicopter operators for Kedarnath Ji Shuttle Service. There is 14 out of 17 Aviation company selected from State Government to fly to Kedarnath Ji. But the cost for Fly still not decided. Cost will be disclose very soon. 
Total 17 companies had applied for the shuttle service to Kedarnath. Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority has given permission to 14 companies for Kedarnath shuttle service.
It is known that government had invited tender from Helicopter operators for Kedarnath helicopter service few days ago. 
Selected company by State Government to Fly to Kedarnath :
  • Global Vectra Helicorp
  • UT Air India Pvt Ltd
  • SAR Aviation
  • Arrow Aircraft Sales and Charter
  • Himalayan Heli Services
  • Aryan Aviation
  • Transbharat Aviation
  • Pawan Hans
  • Premair
  • Pinnacle Aviation
  • Summit Aviation
  • Bajaj Aviation
  • Indocopters
  • Heritage Avaiation
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Chardham Yatra in Uttrakhand began on this Friday 28th April 2017

Chardham Yatra in UttarakhandFinally the Chardham Yatra in Uttrakhand began on this Friday 28th April 2017. The Gangotri Ji and Yamnotri JI temples in Garhwal Himalaya chanting of vedic mantra after and long six month winter break.Thousands of piligrimage present to witness the first darshan ceremonies which was open on dated 28th April 2017 at 12:15 Hrs on occation of "Akshaya Tritiya". On this occation many priests and Purohits in gangotri also witness former Chief Minister and MP & MLA.

The temple was looking like heavan. Cant imagine the view and first darshan.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Char Dham Yatra Article

Char Dham Yatra Article

The land of god called Dev Bhumi give us the spiritual and glorious chance to have visit called Char Dham. This is an beautiful fully covered mountains and lovely state known for its Temples and spiritual centre.  Char Dham is situated in Garhwal region of uttrakhand. Badinath Kedarnath Gangotri Yamnotri also known as Chota Char Dham. 

For our India longer Char Dham yatra, you will not to be confused with this Uttranchal Dham including in North Badrinath, in South Rameshwaram Temple, West India we found Dwaraka Dheesh and in east of the country we will found Jaganath Puri. All these temples have different history with unique in their own way. Chota Char Dham includes two Devi or Goddess Mandir in Gangotri and Yamnotri and a Shiv Mandir in Kedarath and a Vishnu Temple in Badinath. This Yatra was not operated for some time after disaster happen in 2013 Uttranchal Floods which was huge loss of state and harm to pilgrimage sites. The yatra was restarted in May 2014, there has been a good work by the government for road construction and local peoples help.

The Chardham season is starting by Mid april almost. But this year 2017 the Chardham Yatra starts at April last week, which is when then most of the Indian communities enjoy his beginning of new year.It usually last till the festival of Diwali, with max coming summer and ahead to the Monsoons. Before an long time back all these temples were accessible by the foot only, but slowely slowely crowed increase and people demand to government for built an roadwork. Later many hotels and infrastructural developments in this Chardham Yatra Section.

The first Temple Yamnotri usually covered on this Chardham Yatra trail. This Shrine situated at Yamina Holy River almost 3300 feet above sea level in the Himalaya.This Temple is on left bank of Yamuna has hot water spring in mountains very close by. This spring called Surya Kund. Yamnotri always open on the day of Akshaya Tritiya and remain open untill diwali festival. The nest Shrine is well known by the name of Gangotri, which is situated on the bank of Bhagirathi River and origin of the Ganges.Hindu history has it that the Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to wash away the sins of Raja Bhagirah ancestors after perform severe penance. The name of Bharithi King or the daughter of Bhagiratha. 

The Ganga acruires at Dev Paryad where it meets the Alakhnanda River. The next and third Shrine of this India Chota Char Dham is the Kedarnath Ji situated in the Rudraprayag city of Uttrakhand. This is the remotest shrine of Chota Chard Dham Yatra. Located near the Chorabari Glacier. This Shiva temple closed during the winter month and the most deity and lodged at the location call Ukhimath near the city Guptakashi. In 2013 floods destroy the city of Kedarnath, which was the most worst affected. A huse stones that got stuck behind the temple it from the furies of nature.

Apart Kedarnath Temple, there is also Bhairava Temple.Hindu history has it that the Kedarnath Temple was built by the Pandavas and is one the 12the Jyotirlingas of India.Behind the temple there is Samadhi Temple of Adi Sankaracharya Ji.
The final and forth Mandir of this Yatra Badrinath also known as Badrinarayan temple, dedicate to Vishnu Bhagwan Ji. This temple also one the 108 Divya Desam Mandir. Here, lord Vishnu worship as Badrinath Ji. This is also known as 8th swayambhu Statues if Vishnu ji. This Mandir closed on the day of Vijayadashmi for Winter. A very speacial that on that day with Puja an akhandjytoi or a light filled Ghee to last sex month it lit. Near to the temple there is Kund called Tamt Kund maintain a whle year round temprature around 55 Degrees while the normal temperature of this near by area is 17 Degree. 
This is the most some important part of Chota Char Dham Yatra. As per founder and mythology people all this can not explain. This is the very true and real. 
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

New Traffic Plan for Chardham Yatra 2017

चारधाम यात्रा के मुख्य पड़ाव चंबा में चारधाम यात्रा को देखते हुए यात्रियों को किसी तरह की परेशानी न हो इसके लिए पुलिस ने नया ट्रैफिक प्लान और रोड मैप तैयार किया है. नया ट्रैफिक प्लान 20 अप्रैल से लागू हो जाएगा.
चारधाम यात्रा के मुख्य पड़ाव चंबा में चारधाम यात्रियों को किसी तरह की परेशानी न हो इसके लिए पुलिस ने व्यापार मंडल के साथ मिलकर नया ट्रैफिक प्लान और रोड मैप बनाया है, जिससे यात्रा को और सुगम बनाने में मदद मिलेगी.
पुलिस ने नगर क्षेत्र की आंतरिक सड़कों मसूरी रोड, कॉलेज रोड और ब्लाक रोड पर सुबह 9 से शाम 5 बजे तक भारी वाहनों के प्रवेश पर रोक लगा दी है.मुख्य चौराहे पर दुकानदार, होटल और रेस्टोरेंट मालिक अपने सामान कि रेट लिस्ट चिपकाएंगे जिससे यात्रियों से किसी भी सामान के अधिक पैसे नहीं वसूले जाएंगे.
चंबा थानाध्यक्ष देवेन्द्र चौहान का कहना है कि नेपाली मजदूरों को नगर पंचायत द्वारा टोकन जारी किया जाएगा, जो माल ढोने के एवज में यात्रियों से अधिक पैसे नहीं ले सकेंगे. दुकानों के बाहर अवैध तरीके से खड़े वाहनों के चालान काटे जाएंगे. जिससे जाम की समस्या न उत्पन्न हो.