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Mountain View Club is a beautiful property situated at Thavaraikkarai Village, Denkanikottai Taluk, Hosur. The resort is in association with M/s BENNETT COLEMAN & CO. LTD. It is in partnership with Times of India Group.

Mountain View, concerning an hour’s drive from Bangalore town amidst the nestled Jawalgiri mountains, Hosur. A novel development comprising Eco vogue cottage choices that’s the perfect getaway destination.

For more details, visit our website: http://www.apnasapnaholidays.com/mountain-view.html


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We can all attest to spending a small fortune getting ready to head outdoors for the weekend. There are some tricks, as taught to us by the Boy Scouts, that can save money in your wallet and could save your life in the wild. Most things are made from or concocted from items you use everyday at home. Just pack it up and take it with you, don’t buy more. This is intended to save you money!

One of the joys of camping in an RV is that you enjoy the comfort of sleeping in a bed. However, that luxury is short lived when morning dawns and you have to endure the back breaking torture of making the bed, tucking in the sheets and comforter. Most have little room to navigate and people find it quite inconvenient. Some just throw sleeping bags up there, and while that works, it isn’t as pleasing to the eye. An inexpensive and easy solution to this problem is to take an old comforter that you aren’t planning on using anymore and sew sheets to it. Just throw it up there like sleeping bags, but it looks like you made the bed all the time!

If you are in a pinch, nylon rope can be used as shoe laces. If you are going to break your laces on your hikers, it will undoubtedly be when you are out in the middle of nowhere with no store in sight.

When in a bind or stuck while backpacking, a large ziplock bag blown up with air will substitute as a pillow. Not recommended for children or for regular everyday use, as baggies are plastic and a chance of suffocation is there. But to carry one in your pack if you get separated from your group is smart.

Old shower curtains make great tarps, but clean them first before taking them with you. If you need to save a few bucks to put in the old gas tank, recycle your shower curtains. They are plastic and are made to repel water, after all.

Nothing is worse than realizing that you got your matches wet at any point while camping. Maybe it was an accident when the baby grabbed the box and dropped it in the lake, maybe the box got left out all night and it rained, maybe you took them with you on a day hike and fell in the creek. Waterproofing your matches is a good thing to do and all you need to do is dip them in melted paraffin wax. When the wax has solidified, a tight container is recommended like a prescription bottle.

As a matter of fact, prescription bottles are great for storing all types of things to keep them dry and clean, like batteries and matches and first aid kits.

There are times when kindling is hard to find, or wet, and it is good to bring another source to start your fires. Lint from your dryer is a great replacement for kindling. It burns fast and hot and is a recycled material that way. Some people make paper out of lint, you make kindling. Another way to bring a firestarter with you is to put sawdust in a paper cup (not completely full) and then fill with paraffin. Then, just throw the cup in and start the paper of the cup on fire.

Use frisbees to support paper plates. Unless you have already bought the fancy plastic holders, just place your plates on the inside of a frisbee and you have an instant dinner plate!

Blisters on feet is a common ailment while camping. It requires a lot of walking even if you aren’t hiking. Soap on the insides of your socks will help with the rubbing that causes blisters. Keeping a bar of it in your pack is smart and when you feel that uncomfortable rub happening, get the soap out!

Canteens will develop a distinct smell over time, a sort of dank and musty smell that you probably wouldn’t want to drink from. Instead of buying a new one, simply dilute 3 teaspoons of baking soda to just a bit of water inside the canteen. Swish it around to dissolve it and let it sit in there for an hour. Rinse it very well and your smell should be gone or greatly improved.

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The coastal state of Goa is dotted with some of the best gifts of Mother Nature. She has showered her enormous love to this lovely state in India and bedecked this emerald land with natural treasures like exotic beaches, waterfalls, lush green canopies and diverse flora and fauna.

Tantamount to romance and splendour, the magical land of Goa provides an extent of memorable experience; be it an amusement tour or a leisure tour. Tour to the land of Goa that has never failed to enchants the travellers to relax and have fun on the white translucent sandy beach. A holiday in Goa is the best rewards in one’s life where one can plan a relaxing holiday trip or a thrilling adventure packed getaway. The natural treasures and the exotic beaches offer perfect escapade for the excitement loving holiday seekers.

Among all the tourist attractions the romantic beaches of Goa are the prime attraction of tourists. The state is gifted with some of the finest beaches in the world that creates amiable ambiance to enjoy Goa beach tours and beach holidays in a memorable way. Arjuna Beach, Aguada Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Vagator Beach, Miramar Beach, Palolem Beach, etc are some of the famous beaches of Goa.

Goa is perfect blend of old and modern culture. The history and heritage of the state is richly preserved in its churches, forts, traditional homes and villages. Goa is also famous for its exotic beach parties, nightlife, beautiful hotels and sun bathing. A tour of the place gives you an opportunity to relax on the beautiful sun kissed sandy beaches, explore the churches, enjoy fun-filled carnival and parties, and taste the delicious food of the state. Blessed with some of the most exotic beaches in the world, Goa makes an ideal location for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.
The state has some national parks and wildlife sanctuaries also such as Bondla National Park, Mollem National Park, Bhagvan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Cotigao Wlidlife Sanctuary. These protected areas provide shelter to various kinds of wildlife species. Another natural charm of Goa is Dudhsagar Waterfall, which is known as the highest waterfall of India.

There are several different places to consider for your stay depending on whether you want the city night life or a beach front vacation. Calangute area in Goa is one of the popular beach destinations where as Panaji / Panjim, the capital city of Goa is great for city life.

Goa, the land of exotic beauty is a tourist paradise in India. Leaving the tourists spellbound with its mesmerizing and romantic beaches, Goa is one of the most enthralling destinations in India. Nestled in Konkan region, Goa is internationally acclaimed for its beautiful beaches with a glorious history, richly preserved in temples, churches and forts. It is an all season tourist destination; you can visit Goa in any season. No matter it is summer, winter, autumn or spring, you will find the crowd of visitors. There are various tour packages offered by different tour operators from which you can choose according to your requirements, preferences and budget.

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It is a bizarre fact that although holidays are important for our well being, unless they are planned with care that week or two away from it all can prove highly stressful.

A recent report confirmed even in these cash-strapped times when 11% of people say they are taking fewer breaks, holidays are a vital part of coping with the other 50 weeks of the year. An impressive 34% of workers say they feel better about work after their holiday.

Holidays, especially with the family, have always ranked highly in the list of stressful activities although they aren’t up there with divorce and moving house! Nevertheless, if you add an airport or sea crossing into the mix your stress levels could well rocket up. The queues, check-in deadlines, delays and other holiday headaches all add up. So why go abroad? The UK has so much to offer in the Olympic and Jubilee year that a £5 million advertising campaign from the English Tourist Board is urging us to opt for a stay cation.

One top tip for your annual break is to plan ahead so you know what to expect. Select a destination that offers something for everyone. Family package holidays in Suffolk are a great example and by holidaying in Britain you’ll minimize the “are we there yet?” factor with the youngsters.

Once you arrive the choice of things to do is endless. Suffolk’s golden coastline and award-winning beaches are a must and the attractions don’t end there. The children will love Africa Alive, Pleasure wood Hills or Easton Farm Park. The whole family will delight in the old world charm of South wold Pier and the magical historic sites including Sutton Hoo.

Compromise is the key to family relationships and so a stress-free holiday. If Monday is a beach day the rest of the family will have to tolerate Mum’s excursion to a stately home later in the week and Dad’s day at New market races on Friday.

When you are planning a family package holiday in Suffolk ensure there is something for everyone; there is no point eating Italian food every lunchtime if the younger kids hate it. You’ll have to sacrifice the sophistication of fine dining in favor of chicken nuggets sometimes if every member of the family is going to have a good time.

These days, when even schoolchildren have smart phones constantly in their hands, it is important Mum and Dad aren’t tempted to keep checking work emails and calls during the holiday. If you really can’t switch your phone or laptop off for the two weeks of your family holiday then make a rule you will only check emails every couple of days. Remember, just a few years ago the team back at the office couldn’t have contacted you and life still carried on. You have to switch off the electronic devices if you really want to relax and switch off too.

Cut back on the financial pressures of your holiday and get fit by searching Discover Suffolk, the county council’s website listing free cycle routes and walks which are suitable for all ages. One highlight is the Suffolk Walking Festival from 19th May to 10th June when you can enjoy everything from tearoom walks to “Troll Strolls”!

Check out hotel websites for offers, you’ll certainly start your holiday in the right frame of mind if you have booked a bargain. Suffolk boasts a wide range of accommodation from bed and breakfast stays in villages to historic four star luxury hotels with opulent guest rooms and leisure facilities.

Wherever you holiday this year try and involve everyone in the planning and also the fun when you arrive. That way it will be a holiday to remember for the whole family.

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Beijing China’s capital for the past 800 years is a city having a combination of a rich past and a modern present.

The city has four distinct seasons; summer, spring, autumn and winter. Spring is a beautiful season with flowers everywhere. Winters are cold, and summers are hot with rains. Weather is pleasant throughout the year, but autumn is the best time to travel to the city. Tourists can catch a cheap plane during any of the seasons to reach here.

Hotels raise their rates in summer which is the peak season, so to avoid any disappointment, book cheap tickets to Beijing and hotel accommodation well in advance. Please remember to carry cool summer cotton clothes with you.

There are major tourist attractions in the city like the Great Wall, the Hutong that is a symbol of the old city and the Forbidden City, the best conserved and a majestic city in Beijing.

All hotels, attractions, and transport get busy during the Chinese New Year, in January or February so plan a trip to the city accordingly. One must book well in advance to avoid any disappointment. If traveling in winter (from December to February), carry thick jeans warm sweaters caps, gloves etc. during winters traveler can go for skiing to the Nanshan Ski Resort, the Huaibei Resort and the Bird’s Nest. Try the steaming hot Mongolian Hotspot to enjoy some warmth.

The city is well connected with all major cities of the world, and there are several cheap domestic flights to the city as well. Being the capital of the country, the city has rail and air links with every part of China. Traffic congestion is a problem and the public transport such as the metro and buses are overtly crowded. One can take a taxi to save time or can book a private city tour.

The city has an exciting nightlife to offer with many bars, nightclubs and karaoke joints. One can view some local cultural shows like the Chinese acrobatics and Beijing Opera. All tourists traveling to China can experience one of the finest Cuisines. One must try the Peking Duck at the Quanjude Restaurant, which is a specialty besides other authentic Chinese dishes. Wangfujing the main pedestrian street in Beijing has small stalls selling a variety of snacks at night, a definite not to miss.

There are many good hotels in Beijing to cater to all budgets. It is advisable to make prior bookings, especially when one is looking for cheap airfares to Beijing. The group of budget hotels is at the outskirts while the hotels are located in the heart of the city and are relatively more expensive. One must make all hotel reservations through a reliable travel company, with good relationship in the hospitality sector, as it often guarantees a good deal. The best souvenirs to take home are fresh water pearls and Cloisonne Ivory & jade carvings from the outdoor markets at the Panjiayuan Collection Street, Xiushui Street and Liulichang Street.

All international airlines these days have many flights to Beijing; hence do plan to visit this majestic city this holiday season!

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Srilanka which is an island country in the Indian lies in the south of Indian sub continent. It is a famous tourist’s destination which is visited by horde of tourists from every corner of the world. It is a beautiful country with tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments and interesting places which will surely be liked by the tourists. It is a Buddhist dominated country and the tourists can find many beautiful and amazing Buddhist monasteries. The beaches of this beautiful land are unique and offer the tourists with many water adventure sports. It is also blessed spice gardens, revered temples, elephants and tea gardens.

Galle is a beautiful place which lies in the southwestern coast of Srilanka. It is the great example of fortified city with great architectural structures. It also provides the tourists and the visitors with breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean and the nearby towns. It is the fourth largest city of Srilanka and offers a wide range of tourism for the tourists. Galle Tourismalso offers the tourists with towering British built lighthouse and well preserved ramparts which encircle the old narrow streets. It also gives them an opportunity to se and witness the interesting churches and the varied architecture including Victorian mansion and several grand public buildings made by the Britishers. It is the perfect amalgamation of the European architectural style and south Asian traditions. There are many places to visit in Galle, the most important one include Dutch fort, the churches, Ahangama and Midigama.

Srilanka also known as the tropical paradise of the south Asia is worldwide famous for its outstanding geographical features which is unmatched with the rest of the world. It is a land bestowed with natural wonders such as golden beaches spotted with palm trees, fascinating wildlife sanctuaries, appealing landscape, colorful fairs and festivals, rich culture and heritage, old forts and monuments, coral reefs and several interesting places to visit. Srilanka tour also provides the tourists with tourism destinations like Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapura, Colombo, Yale, Dambulla, Hikkaduwa and lots more interesting places.

During Srilanka tour the tourists can choose the destination of their own choice and enjoy with their families, friends, dear ones and create such wonderful memories which will remind the tourists the happy moments spend together with their families, friends and dear ones.

Anuradhapura is an ancient place of Srilanka and provides the tourists with grand monuments. It is famous destination as this ancient place provides the tourists with many Buddhist pilgrimages as this place is blessed with many ancient Buddhist monuments. Anuradhapura Tourismprovides the tourists with marvels of the ancient civilization and takes the tourists to places filled with historical remains like palaces, temples, monasteries and others structures of the ancient Srilanka.

This ancient land can be reaches by railways, roadways and airways. Tourists can find the nearest airport at Colombo which is 183 km away; the visitors can also find train and buses in Colombo. The best time to visit and explore this unique city is during April and September and the best way to survey the city is through bicycles which are available on hire.

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Mountain View Club

Nestled about an hour’s drive from Bangalore City amidst the lush Jawalgiri mountains is Mountain View. A unique development comprising eco style cottage options that is the ideal getaway destination.

The sheer beauty and majesty of the nature surrounding the estate leaves one spellbound. With the crisp mountain air and the range of Adventure Activities, Mountain View offers you an experience like never before. A jog on the nature trail, a long trek through the mountains, laze around in the lush greenery and more. Whats more there is a swimming pool, full-fledged clubhouse, amphitheatre and discotheque – in short – a perfect weekend.

For more details: http://www.apnasapnaholidays.com/mountain-view.html

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