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Drinking banned on Goa’s beaches

PANAJI: Persons carrying liquor glass bottles and drinking on Goa’s beaches will soon be history as the state tourism department has directed the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) not to allow anybody to step on the beach with alcohol or glass bottles.

Persons carrying liquor glass bottles and drinking on Goa's beaches will soon be history as the state tourism department has directed the Indian Reserve Battalion not to allow anybody to step on the beach with alcohol.

During the fortnightly meeting between tourism department and IRB, the decision to ban liquor and bottles on beaches was conveyed to IRB staff.

IRB has been deployed on the Goa beaches to provide round the clock security.

“Implementation of this has begun,” a senior tourism department official told TOI. The official also said the department received complaints that tourists are being injured after stepping on broken liquor bottles on the beaches.

Locals who picnic on the beaches will also be affected by this order as they will no longer be able to take alcoholic drinks with them.

Through this decision tourism department wants to stop tourists drinking on beaches and the breaking of bottles on beach by drunken tourists.

The official also said that the rise in crimes against women across the country led to this decision. “To prevent eve teasing incidents on Goan beaches we have taken this step,” the official said.

People can now only drink at licensed premises where liquor is served. This includes shacks and hotels. “Domestic tourists coming to Goa, buy liquor in bulk from wholesale stores and enter beaches with snacks which is one of the reasons for littering on beaches. This will also help to keep beaches clean,” the official said.

The tourism official said IRB has been instructed to first politely request people not to take liquor bottles to beaches, and consume alcohol in licensed premises. If the people refuse then IRB officers have been asked to take the bottles away from the tourists.

Source: The Times of India


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  • Return Airfare including all taxes – Ex Delhi
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Pattaya
  • 01 FREE night in Bangkok / Pattaya*
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotel
  • Airport Hotel Return Transfer on SIC basis.
  • Coral Island Tour on SIC basis
  • Half day Pattaya city & Temple tour
  • All transfers on SIC basis

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  • 2 dinners in Pattaya @ Rs. 699 pp.
  • Safari park with lunch @ Rs.1899 pp.
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  • 9W 064 DEL BKK 1300 Hrs 1835 Hrs
  • 9W 063 BKK DEL 0900 Hrs 1145 Hrs

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  • Lunch and dinner wherever not included
  • Any Services not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharges if any
  • Visa on arrival at Thailand airport
  • Visa Charges Extra
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A dream Trek : Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

 
 
 
 

A Dream Trek : Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

Chadar Frozen River Trek

 
 

This trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks – a very special and an extraordinary trek on shiny ice on the bank of Tsarap River. This trek is so exciting that even Discovery and the National Geographic channels have both made films on it.

 
 

Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India, TheTourPlanners.com, TTP, The Tour Planners

Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

 
 

* The word Chadar means blanket and is used to refer to the trek along the frozen Zanskar River.

* The most amazing thing about the frozen river is how unfrozen it is.

* Spring water prevents the blanket from completely smothering the river which in places retains it rapids.

* All the more fear some in temperature of -30ºC the trek goes by shuffling along the icy path.

* It allows one to penetrate this isolation and also to examine some of the villages along the Zanskar River in the midst
of winter and thus catch a glimpse of the life cycle during this unique time of the year.

* A spectacular and at times challenging trek across the Zanskar with opportunities to savour ancient Buddhist monasteries and remotes villages nestled in the depths of deep gorges valley of Trans Zanskar ranges.

* Chilling and Lingshed are the only sizable villages on this trek until Hanamur and Pidmo before Pishu and Zangla in Zanskar, all the rest are names of places and caves along the route.
 
 

Frozen Waterfall on Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

Frozen Waterfall on Chadar Trek, Zanskar, Ladakh, India _ Photograph by Vani Maradi


 
 

You will be dropped by a vehicle at Chilling Sumdo (crossed road) then your trek leads in a narrow valley filled with breath-taking views of ice-peaks and unexpected hanging icicles that will attract your gaze for some time. You will spend the night at cave camps with the help of a born fire that will keep you warm and relaxed.

Reference Link : Chadar Trek


Pushkar Fair 2012, Rajasthan

Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. The occasion: PUSHKAR FAIR. Very few, if at all any, fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. Most people associate the Pushkar Fair with the world’s largest camel fair. But it is much more than that.

Contestant J.S. Chounan shows his moustache to the crowd after winning the annual "longest moustache" competition at the Pushkar Mela on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. According to locals his moustache is a combined total of 11 feet (3.35 meters) long and took 18 years to grow. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Start Date : Sunday, 18 November 2012
End Date : Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Venue : Pushkar Village
City : Pushkar
State : Rajasthan
Country : India
Category : Fairs & Festivals

It is an occasion for villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoy a welcome break from their harsh life of the arid desert. And enjoy they do! In dazzling style and colors.

It is an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to “wash away the sins of a lifetime” and pay obeisance at the ONLY Brahma temple in the world.

For the visitor, it is an unparalleled and unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place. This blog by The Tour Planners, attempts to give you a glimpse of the magic of Pushkar. Of course, you have to be there to truly understand it.

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Scary Friday the 13th travel destinations

Today is Friday the 13th, traditionally considered one of the unluckiest days of the year. It is also a date synonymous with Hollywood horrors and scary tales. So in homage to today’s date, we thought we’d look at some scary spots from the movies that you may be interested in exploring for a frighteningly good trip.

 

The Stanley Hotel, Colorado

 

The Stanley Hotel in Colorado has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains – but that isn’t why this hotel is famous. The Stephen King novel and movie starring Jack Nicholson,The Shining, drew inspiration from the Stanley Hotel. The hotel is reputed to be haunted: all of the rooms in the hotel have had out-of-the-ordinary experiences reported by guests that include lights flickering on and off, clothes being moved and eerie sounds at night, including the sound of children laughing. Visitors of a nervous disposition could do well to avoid this hotel and opt for a local Best Western instead!

‘Dracula’s Castle’, Romania

Could there be a more famous castle in the world? The Disney Castle, maybe, but Bran Castle in Romania is certainly the scariest castle in the world. Whether or not the castle was actually the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula is immaterial these days; most people associate the castle with Dracula.

Today, the castle is a museum and open for tourists to visit. You can explore fine art, furniture and an open air museum at the foot of the castle mound showcasing traditional Romanian peasant dwellings.

 

Bates Motel, Los Angeles

When it comes to scary Friday-the-13th-themed places to visit, how could we not include Psycho? No doubt responsible for spreading distrust and fear for a generation of motel owners (and restless night’s sleep for scared guests), Psycho is a movie great. If you want to see the set that was used for the films it is part of the Universal Studios tour in Los Angeles.

Source: http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/scary-friday-the-13th-travel-destinations/