Friday, January 29, 2010

Sapporo Snow Festival - Japan

One of the important winter event in Japan is the Sapporo Snow Festival. It is held every year during the month of February. 61st Sapporo Snow Festival dates have been announced. It will be held from February 5th to February 11th 2010. This winter festival attracts a lot of people in Japan and also from abroad. The places of Sapporo Snow Festival 2010 are Odori Park, Susukino and Tsudome. Eye catching ice carvings and sculptures are the highlights of this Festival. About 2 million people visit every year to see these ice and snow sculptures. Gaint figures of about 30feet high can also be seen here...These range from tall buildings to Dinosaur. Photos/Images at the Sapporo Snow Festival in past years are below ....

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hampi Festival - Karnataka

Hampi in Karnataka is one of the most important historical site in South India. Hampi shows the ruins of VijayaNagara Empire. Hampi has once been the capital of VijayaNagara Empire. It has ruins of temples, palace, barracks and stables. Hampi has been well noted for large structures, pavilions and carvings. Most of these structures were built by Krishna Deva Raya druing 16th century. Every year Hampi Festival is celebrated during November. But this year Hampi is celebrating its 500th Anniversary. It take place from 27th January to 29th January 2010. During this Hampi Festival 2010 one can enjoy watching dance, music, fireworks, music and more.

How to reach Hampi

Hampi is about 353km from Bangalore. The nearest airports are Bangalore, Bellary , Bijapur, Hubli. The nearest railway station ins Hospet.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Grape Escapade 2010 - Goa

The Grape Escapade 2010 is the Wine and Haute Cusine Festival celebrated in Goa every year. This is the sixth Wine and Haute Festival. This is the festival that brands Goa as a "Life Style Destination". This festival is organised by Goa Tourism Development Corporation in association with Developement of Tourism. The Grape Escapade 2010 dates are from 23rd January to 26th of January 2010. It is a four day long festival. The festival venue is Inox Courtyard, Panjim-Goa. The high light of the festival is the Grape Escapade Queen 2010 which will be held on the last day. The timings for this festival is daily from 6PM. This festival brings all vineyard owners, wine makers, wine importers, sommeliers, hoteliers, restaurants and professionals from the entertainment and food lovers together. It is expected to attract more than 20,000 wine lovers and visitors.

Rio Carnival 2010

Rio Carnival is one of the famous carnival and biggest of any other carnival in the world. Rio carnival 2010 takes place through out the villages and towns in Brazil. It is a four day long carnival and the important place that gets noticed during this carnival is Rio de Janeiro.... About 5 lakh tourists will visit Rio de Janeiro to see this carnival. This years Brazilian Carnival takes place from 13th February to 16th February. Some of the important events in the Rio carnival are
Samba Parades in Sambodromo
Carnival Balls
Magic ball at the Copa
Street Parties
Street Bands
Sambodromo Rehearsals
Saba City
Merry Making in Lapa
Rio scala Balls
Samba Scholl Nights and more...

The most important dates of this carnival are 14th and 15th February... If you want to be part of the Samba parade and want to buy tickets for the Rio Carnival 2010 at Rio de Janeiro then visit the official website of the Rio Carnival If you want to buy costumes for the parade of Samba you can purchase it using the above mentioned site.

Some of the hotels in Rio de Janeiro are Mar Ipanema Hotel, Astoria Hotel, Copacabana Palace Hotel, Arpoador Inn, Benidrom Hotel and more... Some of the beautiful photos of Rio Carnival.....

Look out the official site for more videos of the Rio Carniva. Brazil Rio carnival videos are also available online

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Radar Guns - How it works

We might have wondered how the traffic police calculates the speed of our vechile... The answer to this question is the radar gun. Its other name is speed gun. Its main use is to track speed objects. It can track speed of moving objects only. We might have seen such guns in traffic police hands. They use them to find the speed of cars, automobiles and other trucks. Its not only used in regulating traffic but also used to track speed of balls and all moving objects in sports. There are radar guns for golf, hockey, Tennis, baseball, soccer and more... These radar guns come with display boards too... The basic principle behind the calculation of the speed of objects is the doppler effect. These radar guns sends out the radio signal which are then received as they bounces of the object. So when the signal bounces back its frequency changes and with the help of this frequency only the speed of the object is calculated. These radar guns may be hand held or vechile mounted. They are available for a variety of sports and their prices vary based on the range and quality. There are number of online shops that sell radar guns....

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Smart Shoppers Expo 2010

View Larger Map Google Map YMCA Ground Chennai

Dinamalar, BSNL and Aachi Masala together jointly organizes the "Smart Shoppers expo 2010". It is being held in Chennai and Coimbatore. The expo in Chennai has already began. The duration of Smart Shoppers Expo is 5 days from January 14 to January 18, 2010. This is the place where we can buy all house hold things and lot more. There are about 200 stalls ... The expo will be open from(timings is) 11AM to 8.30PM. The venue of Smart Shoppers Expo 2010 is Royapettah, YMCA ground. Coimbatore Smart Shoppers Expo 2010 will be from 23rd to 26th of January 2010. The venue in coimbatore is Kodicia Arangam. The timings is same as before....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Online Casino Directory

All of us might have heard of casinos... The house that involves certain type of gambling activities. If you are a lover of playing games at casinos then this is the topic you might like. Some people like playing online casinos and some others love playing at the real slots. Now a days with the introduction of online casinos many people have started playing casino games from their homes. Online Casino Dir is one which provides all information related to casinos. It provides a lot of information for easy understanding of the system. We can know about the top online casinos in US and UK. They provide guidelines for playing at casinos. The list of casinos that offer initial bonus when we join can also be found at this site. Basics of playing games such as Porker, Bingo, Craps, Black Jack and many more are also available. We can also know about the best online casino and also the reviews about casinos. This site would definitely be a one stop shop for the people who love playing casinos. Why you want to wait to play casino ? Go to this site and gather the information that you want to know about the casinos and start playing the game you like.....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bonjour India- Festival of France 2010

Bonjour India 2010 is a festival that depicts the Indo-France relationship. This festival strengthens the relationship through exhibitions, concerts, literary meetings, film festivals, debates, conferences, food festivals and economic, and educational and scientific exchanges. "Bonjour India Festival of France" is a 3 month long festival held during December 2009 to February 2010. This year's Bonjour India was inaugurated on December 1st of 2009. It take place in 18 cities in India. The cities in which Bonjour India events take place are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, Mysore, Nashik, Pondicherry, Pune, Trivandrum and Varanasi. They are conducting about 100 events. For more details about venues and events of Bonjour India 2010 in cities(Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and others) visit - Social Conservative site

Now a days social networking sites are being used by all sorts of people. They provide a way to share our thoughts, keep in touch with our friends, share photos and then allow as to create or join a community we like and helps us to know our friends activity. One of such social conservative blog site is This is place where we can do all sorts of social networking activities in a single place. The art of blogging has became popular. Many people have blogs of their own. If you want to create blogs of your own then provides this facility. We can blog, get feed back from others, select themes of our own and enjoy the blogging. It also provides facility to share photos and videos online. It provides easy organization of photos or videos by creating albums, view slide show of photos. If we wish to send the photos or videos through e-mail option is also provided for that. We can participate in the forum and discuss the topic that interest us. Podcast facility is also available and we can conduct polls on the topic we like. provide nice widgets which makes the navigation task easier. They provide a user friendly interface. There is a section called news in which we can see all the current news. It is also divided into categories so there is no need for us to search the whole news column. We can bookmark or email that news to our friends. is definitely one among the best social conservative sites.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chennai Sangamam - Food Festival 2010 Venues/places

"Chennai Sangamam 2010" is the biggest open festival. It is celebrated every year during the harvest festival (Pongal Festival) in TamilNadu. Its a week long festival. One of the important festival in Chennai Sangamam is the "Food Festival"("Tamil Unavu Thiruvizha"). It is a "Sangamam of cuisines". It is the place where you can taste variety of foods at a cheaper rate. You will be able to get the five star hotels food at a road side rate. Some of the mouth watering dishes are Thirnelveli Iruttu Kadai Halwa, Dindugal biriyani, Kerala food, tribal food, Madurai Jigarthanda, Srivilliputhur Palkova, Madurai Prema Vilas Halwa, Manapparai Murukku, Kovilpatti kadalamittai, Nethili fish curry and more vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The places are venues where the food festival in Chennai Sangamam 2010 take place are

1) Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore - The hotels in Mylapore where the food festival take place are
  • Kailash Parbhath
  • Sangeetha
  • SRM Institute of Hotel Management
  • Chettinadu
  • Bombay Ice cream
2)Natesan Park, T-Nagar is another venue and the names of the hotels are as follows
Ente Keralam, Copper Chimney, Burma Bai Parotta, Savorit, GRT, Jenny's Academy, Cup O Cafe

3)Bouganvilla Park, Anna Nagar
The hotels are Kokum, Savorit, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, MGR Institute of Hotel Management, EMPEE Institute of Hotel Management, Prakash Thattukada, Namma Dindigul

4)Thiru Vi Ka Park, Shenoy Nagar
The venues of food festival in this location are Kokum, Thattukada, MGR Institute of Hotel Management, EMPEE Institute of Hotel Management, Savorit, Cup O Café, Burma Bai Parotta, Namma Dindigul

5)Sivan Park, KK Nagar an the name of the hotel is Adyar Ananda Bhavan

6)Lady Wellington School, Marine drive and the hotels that participate in food festival are Kailash Prabhath, Tirupur Food, Virudhunagar Food, Burma Bai Parotta, Savera, Dindigul Bangaru, Badugas, Asan Memorial

These are some venues. The whole list of places where chennai sangamam food festival 2010 take place can be found at website

Travel with your pets

Most of us like pets a lot. They are very playful and very affection and faithful towards us. Some of the pets that we like most are dogs, cats, parrots and others. We even consider them as one of our family members. At the same time every one likes to travel too. The places like US, Mexico and Canada attracts lots of tourist every year.But most of us must have gone through a situation where we were not able to take our pets with us when we go for a tour. The main reason behind this is that we don't know whether the hotel which we choose to stay will allow our pets with us. Blog about pet friendly travel is one of the site where the information about the pet friendly hotels are available. This a nice information for all pet lovers since they can always be with their pets when on tour. If you are in Canada, US or Mexico then this site provides all information about the spa, resorts and hotels that allow our pets. Enjoy the tour with your pets..... Happy journey....

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jaipur Kite Fetival 2010 - Jaipur

Jaipur also known as Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan. It is one of the important place in India. It attracts a lot of tourist every year. The major tourist attraction or the places to see in Jaipur include Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar. One of the important event that attracts every one to Jaipur is the kite festival. It is celebrated every year during Makar Sankranti, in January(January 14). The international kite festival makes the sky very colorful. During this festival splendid kites were flown by expert kitist. You can see different varieties and colors of kites. It is the 20th International Kite Festival. Fighter kite competition will also be held during this festival... Visit Jaipur .. Enjoy kite festival

Tourism Expo Chennai 2010

The "75th Travel and Tourism fair" began in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Friday. It is one of the biggest travel show in India. Many travel companies from all over India participate in this travel fair. Foreign companies also participate in this "tourism expo". All information such as travel and tour packages, destinations, hotel and all travel related information are available at one place. There are about 125 stalls from 26 states in India. There are also stalls offering trips to abroad including China and Nepal. The duration of the Travel and Tourism fair is only three days(8th, 9th and 10th of January). The venue of Travel and Tourism fair Chennai 2010 is Rajah Muthiah and Rani Meyyammal Hall, Egmore.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Travel and Leisure

Travel is one of the fascinating thing that every one love. Most people like travelling during their holidays and also during weekends. Every one have a favorite hang out spot. But the greatest confusion that strikes our mind is where to travel, when to visit which place and where we can do shopping and where to stay? The answer to all these questions can be found at Travel and Leisure. In this site we can find a lot of articles related to travel. Information about the festivals, Travel packages, travel tips, flights, best travel companies can be found here .... They too provide information on currency and sffective management of your money when abroad. Its a gallery of all travel related information. Have a view at this site when planning your vacation... Have a wonderful tour...

Harbin International Ice Festival 2010

Harbin is an important city in the country of China. It is situated in Heilongjiang Province. The temperature in this region may fall to -22degree F. Since the temperature is low it will be covered with ice. So naturally snow carvings, ice lanterns, fireworks display and snow recreations makes this region an important place during winter. One of the important festival that takes place in Harbin, China is the "Harbin Ice Festival". "Harbin International Ice Festival 2010" began on January 5. The Harbin festival is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals.... "Duration of Harbin international festival" is almost a month. It attracts most of the tourists every year. Its one of the tourist attraction in China. It is a great winter festival. The 26th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2010 is a must see festival... Some of the ice sculptures in harbin festival this year includes Fairy tale palaces, pagodas, Egyptian Sphynx and more.... Don't miss this festival...

San Fransisco tourist attractions and festivals

San Fransisco is an important city in California and the most popular one too. It is one of the important tourist destination in United States. Want to know about places to visit and San Francisco things to do read below... While in San Fransisco visit the "Golden Gate Bridge". Its an engineering marvel. It is also one of the "most photographed sites" in the world. Travel in cable car. It is one of the thing that most of the people visiting San Fransisco like. Next one is the coit tower where you can have a magnificent view of the city. Union square is the place where you can see shops and hotels. Its near the famous Theater District. Some of the important international events and festivals that take place in San Fransisco are,

"San Fransisco International Art Festival" from May 19 to May 30 2010.
"San Fransisco International Dragon Boat Festival" on 25th and 26th September 2010
"San Fransisco International Film Festival" from April 22 to May 6 2010.

These are some important festivals in San Fransisco.... Have a nice trip

Kumbha Mela 2010 - Haridwar

Kumbha Mela is celebrated in Haridwar this year. It is the religious event which gathers a millions of people from around the world. 2010 Kumbha Mela will take place from 14th January to 28th April 2010. The word Kumba means pot and mela means fair. The history behind kumbha mela is that, when God's lost their strenght they began churning of ocean of milk for amirt in-order to regain their strengths. The Asuras helped them in churning the ocean with a condition that half of the portion should be given to them. Once the amirta appeared fight began between them which lasted of 12 years. So when Lord Vishnu flew away with the pot of amirt it fell on earth in 4 places namely Prayag, Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain. It is considered sacred taking bath on the rivers Ganga, Godavari, Yamuna and Sarawathi during Kumba mela. The Kumba Mela shifts four times between these four locations every 12 years. Maha Kumbha Mela occurs every 144 years. Last time millions and millions of people gathered Kumba Mela... The bathing dates for Kumhbamela are
14th,15th,20th,30th of January
12th February
15th, 16th and 24th , 30th March
14th and 28th of April

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Greenville, South Carolina - Tourist Attractions

Greenville is a city in South Carolina, United States. It is the "largest city" in Upstate. It has a number of tourist attractions. Its well known for its theaters and well venues. These venues host the important concerts. One such important venue is "Bi-Lo Center" where major events and sports take place every year. Haywood Mall is an important mall in the city. Greenville SC a shopping center for some people too. It consists of a number of golf centers where you can play golf in night time too. One of the important golf center is Crosswinds golf club. To know about the jobs in this area see Greenville SC Jobs. The most important attractions in this area includes "Falls Park" on the Reedy, Greenville County Museum of Art, Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery, Greenville Coo in Cleveland Park, Roper Mountain science center and more.... Have a pleasant tour in Greenville.

Chennai Book Fair 2010

The 12 day long book fair in Chennai, TamilNadu began on 30h December 2009. It is the 33rd "Chennai Book Fair". It was opened by TamilNadu Chief Minister Mr. M. Karunanidhi. The Chennai Book Fair is organised by the Booksellers’ and Publishers’ Association of South India (BAPASI). t

Timings of Chennai Book Fair
The book fair will be opened from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm on working days and 11:00 am to 8:30 pm on holidays.

Venue of Chennai Book Fair
The venue of Chennai Book Fair is "St.George Anglo Indian School" which is opposite to Pachayappan college in Poonamalee High Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai - 30

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Prague Winter Festival 2010

Prague Winter Festival is held every year during the month of January. Prague Winter Festival 2010 is the being held for the 38th time...This year's Prague Winter Festival 2010 dates are from 2nd to 7th January. The famous opera houses in Europe are the venue of this festival. During this festival one can enjoy ballet, classical music and opera in famous theaters like the Prague State Opera, the National Theatre, Estates Theatre...For more information about this festival and to book tickets visit the website

Hotels in London - Hotel Russell

London the capital of England is one of the most important tourist places in the world. Every year lots of travelers visit the beautiful city of London. It is the largest metropolitan city in United Kingdom. Once in a tourist place out next thought will be about where to stay? There are a number of hotels in London. One of the important hotel is Hotel Russell. Hotel Russell London is in the heart of central London. This "luxury hotel" is an example of "Victorian Architecture". It is a "four start hotel". It is an ideal place to stay since most of the tourist attractions are easily reachable from here. All rooms are well furnished to make every one comfort. Russell Hotel is situated in Bloomsbury. There are about 373 rooms. It is also a perfect place for meetings, events and conferences. Fully equipped function rooms is also available and it can accomodate about 450 people. Special offers is also available. It is possible to book the rooms online. Room service is available for 24hours. For food and drinking there is Fitzroy Doll’s Restaurant. some of the facilities that are available in Hotel Russell are dining room, 24hour reception, bar, business center, dry cleaning, air conditioning, satellite TV and more. The average rate is 89pound. Hotel Russell London is an ideal place to stay.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Burj Dubai /Burj Khalif - Tallest Building in World

Dubai which is a "shopping paradise" and well known for beautiful and tall buildings has know added yet another building to its list. Burj Dubai also known as Burj Khalif which has been just opened on January 2010 is now "the tallest building in the world". Burj Dubai- the skyscraper in Dubai is more than 800 meters tall. The height of Burj Dubai has not yet been decided. The visitors will have an opportunity to take a look from the 124th floor. It takes about 2 minutes to reach the 124th floor in lift. World's first Armani Hotels will occupy the bottom floors of Burj Dubai. It also has
900 Dubai residences, 37 floors of office space, restaurants and an observation deck. Armani would be responsible for overseeing all aspects the interior design and style of the hotels.

Facts about Burj Dubai/Burj Dubai's World Records

World's tallest building
Building with highest number of stories
Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
Tallest free-standing structure in the world
Highest occupied floor in the world

Ticket Information Burj Dubai

You have to get a ticket to view Dubai from the observation deck. The ticket allows you to view for 60minutes.There is discounted pricing of tickets for group more than 20 members. For more information visit