Saturday, January 01, 2011

Tips for Travel Destinations 2011

  • Haagse Markt in The Hague (no need to go to India or Surinam); it is one of the biggest markets in the Netherlands and goes back to 1938.
  • The Kaieteur Falls in former British Guyana (next to Surinam). It is located within one of the largest and most deep rainforests in the world and said to be one of the most powerful and spectacular falls on the planet. By air, it is an hour’s flight from Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. I have no idea who took this magnificent picture, but thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Turtle Watching in Surinam. The beaches of Surinam are the nesting grounds to mainly four kinds of turtles. Tourists from all over the world flock to the country to have a glimpse of the natural wonder, the huge turtles nesting on the Surinam beaches. The Galibi Nature Reserve is said to be the best place for turtle watching.

  • Visit Bangalore, not for the IT sector, but for the 65 feet tall Shiva Statue. The statue depicts Lord Shiva who is seated in Padmashan or Lotus position. This is the largest Shiva statue in India. The background has been made to look as if it is Kailash. The River Ganga flows from the entangled rocks. The statute looks majestic during the night when it is lighted.