Archive for September, 2011
London is the capital and most important city in UK. It has both ancient and modern places which are enough to make the visitors spell- bound. London has now become an international city that has all the things which a modern and global city requires. All aspects of life are found here in London including education, entertainment, media, healthcare fashion, strong infrastructure and well-established tourism industry. Due to this, London always remains crowded with tourists. There are a lot of places to visit in London both olden and modern. If you have never been to London before, then have a look on this article to know about must see places and attractions in London and then plan a tour to London.
Trafalgar Square, made in 1830, is a popular place that is used for political meetings. The most fascinating thing which makes Trafalgar Square a must see place are countless pigeons found there. If you had a chance to visit London, you must have seen tourists feeding those pigeons. Locals and tourists come here every year on 31st December to rejoice new year night.
It is a worth-visiting place and should be a part of your plan while visiting London. This mind blowing attraction is based on the bank of River Thames. It has the honor of being the biggest observation wheel that completes one full circle in half an hour giving you an opportunity to have a magnificent view of London.
It has become an identification of London and the most visited place. It is a unique bridge having two draw-bridges. They are raised with electric motors taking only ninety seconds. Standing on this bridge, you can have a beautiful view.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of queen. During Annual Summer Opening, its rooms are opened for tourists and visitors. In case you miss to visit the rooms then there is another appealing thing for you. You can enjoy watching guard changing ceremony which takes place on particular and scheduled days. Make a plan to watch this ceremony after gathering complete information about the schedule of this ceremony.
In British Museum, you will find the treasures brought by the soldiers from far-away shores. This museum boasts of to have the earliest known picture of Christ. Never forget to see the Greek and Egyptian ancient treasures there in the museum.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
It is a museum in London which has its other branches in major cities. It is a museum that has wax statues of world famous celebrities and sports personalities. It is a wonderful experience to visit this museum.
That were some of the most popular tourists destinations in London city but there are lot more things that are worth-seeing and commendable.
Tourism industry is one of the most flourishing industries in India. This industry is rapidly growing these days making India a global destination. It is contributing a great amount of foreign exchange which has made it the most profitable industry. Several factors are playing roles in the growth and richness of this industry. Here are some reasons that will let you know the factors behind the prosperity of tourism industry in India.
IT and other industries are doing very well in India which gives rise to the foreigners’ trips to India whose visit prolongs in the form of longer holidays. Foreign visitors spend more in India as compared to any country in the world. It can be understood by the fact that tourists arrival increases by 22% per year in India.
Tourism Ministry of India
The role of Tourism Ministry of India has proved to be vital in promoting tourism industry. Their most important contribution is starting an advertising campaign named “Incredible India”. This campaign was started to promote cultural and traditional values of India that inspires a tourist in such a way that he considers it necessary to visit this beautiful country having rich culture and strong moral values.
Indian Governmental Bodies
It is required by the Indian government bodies that every state should cooperate to administer the issues regarding tourism.
Effects of Flourishing Tourism Industry
The flourishing tourism in India has helped in the growth of other sectors also such as horticulture, handicrafts, agriculture and construction. Tourism industry has created job opportunities. It has given employment to approximately 20 million Indians.
Major Tourist Attractions in India
Some of the most popular tourists’ attractions in India include:
- Kaziranga National Park
- Qutub Minar
- Mangueshi Temple
- Dal Lake
- Badrinath Temple
- Golden Temple
- Taj Mehal
Italy is included in those countries of the world which attract millions of tourists every year which has made Italy the most popular travel destination in Europe. The reason is quite clear. Italy has a large number of tourists’ attractions including cultural attractions, ancient monuments, spectacular cathedrals and churches and wonderful sculptures. The country is also gifted with beautiful coasts, stunning mountains and lakes. A tour to Italy can surely be full of thrill and fun. Here a description of some cities and places is given which are truly worth-seeing and you should never miss them while planning your tour to Italy.
Capital City- Rome
The Colosseum: It was inaugurated for gladiator fights but now it is open for all where you can go and see its enormous structure.
Fontana De Trevi: It is another tourists’ favorite place. It is quite interesting as it is said that whoever will throw a stone in Fontana De Trevi, will come to Rome one more time.
Vatican City: It is an independent state of Rome having a large number of tourists attractions including St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum and the famous Sistine Chapel.
Duomo of Milan: Rome has another very important tourist destination named Duomo of Milan which is the largest gothic structure in Italy. It is popular because it is the second last largest cathedral in world.
It is another popular city of Italy and one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. This city is well-known for the great work done by painters, sculptors and architects such as that of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. So it can be proved to be the greatest place for art loving people.
Uffizi Gallery: This gallery is in Florence that has magnificent paintings by Tiziano, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Rubens and other famous and renowned painters.
Tower of Pisa: This is the most popular and worth-seeing tower. It began to lean on a side soon after its construction. That’s why it is also called leaning tower of Pisa. However it was repaired and opened for general public. More interestingly, it had honor of being one of the seven wonders of world.
Venice is the most popular and well-known city of Italy as it has beautiful canals and gondolas to attract a large number of tourists. The most beautiful thing which you should never miss in your tour to Venice is the Grand Canal Venice.
It is another city which is famous for its pizzas including Pizza del Campo.
Other tourists’ attractions include:
- St. Peter’s Square
- Dolomite Mountains
- Costa Smeralda
- Sicily and Sardinia Islands
The city of India has many beautiful places and peoples of India enjoy these places. India is a big country and divides into four parts. We discussed these one by one.
North India has many beautiful places. The cites which are in north are Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. North India is a state of much cultural and historical development after the 3500 years. North India people language is difficult to the other people. Reign of the people of north India is Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. It has many historical places including the Mauryas, Guptas, Mughals, and the Indian Empires under British Rule. I watch many places of the north India this is very beautiful place. Taj Mahal and Humayun’s Tomb is the large examples of north India.
I visited west India with our friends and enjoyed many more. The cites of India witch are in west are GAO, Gujarat and Maharashtra, and his famous place is Mumbai, Ajanta and Ellora. These places give us a beautiful rich cultural heritage. The last state of west India is Maharashtra overlooks the Arabian Sea. These places are so beautiful. These palaces give us the lesson of culture and traditions. Ajanta and Ellora are archeological sites which lying 30 kilometers of Maharashtra. These are beautiful places. The sites of these places built the south India beautiful.
The places of East India are West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, and Jharkhand. East India is lies the between the north and west India. East India brings the memories of old famous person’s culture and heritage. I visit this part of India which gives tells the history of India. Tourism site gives the completely in formation of India tours. This part is famous in the world of his beaches, temples, and Monasteries. East India has four states so peoples come to watch these places for many years of the world.
South India palaces tell the culture, history, traditions of India. The main places of south India is amil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, and Andaman& Nicobar Islands. South India brings the culture and old traditions of India. This the wealth of south India
Most of people think that Manhattan is the most important place to visit in New York. No doubt, it has fabulous attractions but Brooklyn has its own uniqueness and significance. Brooklyn is not as popular as Manhattan but still it has capability to captivate visitors. Here is a list of some places of attraction in Brooklyn which you must see.
You must visit Brooklyn Heights for two reasons. Firstly, it provides an incredible view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Secondly, you can also enjoy viewing brownstone mansions. Here at this place, you can also enjoy a wonderful dinning experience in The River Café which is a waterfront restaurant offering magnificent views of lower Manhattan and East River. This restaurant is located right under Brooklyn Bridge and is at a ten minute walk from Brooklyn Heights.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This garden is in borough of Brooklyn in New York City. This 52 acre garden is located near Crown Heights, Park Slope and Prospect Heights. This huge garden has specialty gardens within it along with plant collections and Steinhardt Conservatory. Some specialty gardens in this garden include:
Cherry Trees: This garden has 200 cherry trees. First cherry trees were planted here after World War I. These trees were actually gift from Japanese government. Every year cherry blossom viewing event called Hanami is held in spring.
The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden: It was the first Japanese garden which was created in an American public garden. This garden portraits ancient hill-and-pond style and contains a waterfall, a pond, an island and hills which are all artificially constructed.
The Canford Rose Garden: Opened in 1928, this garden has 5000 bushes and 1400 kinds of roses which include grandifloras, Hybrid tea roses, wild roses, climbers and miniature roses.
The Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden: This garden is full of fragrant plants. Garden has been divided into four sections and each section has a different theme:
- Plants to touch
- Plants with scented leaves
- Plants with fragrant flowers
- Kitchen herbs
If you have never walked across Brooklyn Bridge, your visit to New York remains incomplete. Brooklyn Bridge is a 5989 feet long bridge that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge is not only an architectural masterpiece but also it offers breathtaking views of Downtown Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Park. For visitors ease, subway stops are available on each side of Brooklyn Bridge.
Prospect Park is also a popular attraction in Brooklyn. This 585 acre park is a part of Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Attractions in this park include:
- Long Meadow (A 90 acre meadow)
- The Picnic House (Consists of offices and hall which can accommodate parties with 175 guests)
- Litchfield Villa (Pre-existing home of Edwin Clark Litchfield)
- Prospect Park Zoo (Nature conservatory)
- Boathouse (Housing visitors canter and Audubon Center)
- Brooklyn’s Lake
- Prospect Park Bandshell (Hosts free outdoor concerts in summer)
The park also houses baseball fields, basketball courts, and soccer fields, Parade Ground, Prospect Park Tennis Center and New York Petanque Club.