Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Broadway Theatre - Tourist Attraction in New York

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Broadway Theater most widely known as Broadway. It is located in Manhattan, the Theater District, New York. It is famous tourist destination in New York. This district is known for its abundance of theaters. Broadway Theater is one of the most important one. To know the current shows in Broadway Theater and buy tickets visit Broadway Theater. Broadway productions and artists are honored every June. Broadway's most prestigious award is "Tony". The Majestic Theatre is one of the largest Broadway theaters in New York City, with 1607 seats. A mile of Broadway was illuminated by lamps and became the first electrically lighted streets in the United States. To know more about broadway visit here

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Times Square New York

Times Square is a major point in New York. It was formerly named "Longacre Square". The name was changed to "Times Square" in 1904. It is also known as "Crossroads of the World". Times Square is well known for its animated, digital advertisements. You can't take your eyes of those digital ones. There are a number of shops where you can do unlimited shopping. There are wide variety of shops and stores that offer clothing, electronics, toys, and every sort of consumer goods. The nightlife in Times Square is also exiting. You can find lots of clubs and bars and can have selection of beer, wine, and spirits from around the world. Times Square also offers wide variety of dining and food. You can dine at five star hotels or one of the many street vendors. You can find all varieties of food there at all budget. When visiting Times Square, stop by the neighborhood's most informative location - "the Times Square Information Center". It will be open from 8am to 8pm. I f you like to stay there it the cost for rooms in Times Square ranges from $220 to almost $500 per night.

New Year's Eve At Times Square
Times Square is the site of the annual "New Year's Eve ball drop". About one million people gather there for new Year celebration. However during the millennium celebration during 1999 about 2 million people gathered there.

If you get a chance visit Times Square where you will be astonished by the skycrapers in the Times Square.

For more information visit Times Square

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Taj Mahal - The Symbol of Love's Amazing facts

Most of us know that Taj Mahal situated in Agra (India) was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. It is on the banks of the river Yamuna.It is one of the seven "wonders of the world". It is the biggest monument of India and of course the monument of the world.

Amazing Facts About Taj Mahal
The original name fo Shah Jahan and Mumtaz were Prince Khurram and Arjumand Bano Begum. Mumtaz was the third wife of Shah Jahan. She was soo beautiful that Shah Jahan fell in love with her and they got married after 5years. Mumtaz died during the birth of their14th child and Shah Jahan promised her that he would build the most beautiful monument for her and that was the Taj Mahal showing their ever lasting love. The marbles for Taj Mahal came from Jaipur, the yellow marbles from banks of river Narmada and various stones from different parts of the world. The construction was started in 1632 1year after the death of his wife. It took about 22 years to complete. The official cost of the monument was found to be around Rs 32 crore to complete. About 1000 elephants were used for carrying of materials.

Architecture of Taj Mahal
The entire Taj complex consists of five major things. They are the main gateway, gardens, the rest house, the main mausoleum and the mosque. It is a combination of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture. The main gateway is at the end of the water course. The central dome is about 58 feet in diameter and 213 feet in height. There are 4 minarets each one of 162.5 feet . A shadowy burial crypt inside the Taj Mahal houses the tombs of Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Light is transmitted into the central chamber by using marble screens

Entrance Fee to Taj Mahal
Foreigners - Rs 970
Indians(During Day Time) - Rs 20
Indians(During sunrise and sunset) - Rs 110

Timings to visit Taj Mahal
Open all days except Friday from 6.00 am to 7.30 pm

Nearest Airport To visit Taj Mahal
Agra Airports: The main airport for travellers taking flights to Agra is:
Agra Airport (AGR) also known as Kheria Airport. To know about cheapest flights to Agra click here

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meenakshi Amman Temple Madurai

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TamilNadu in India is well for temples. Madurai is a city in TamilNadu known as the "Athens of the East" and most widely "City of Temples". There are lots and lots of temples in and around Madurai. Of those the most important is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The temple was built by the ruler Thirumalai Nayakar in 17th century. The area the temple covers is about 17acres. The entire Madurai city was beleived to be built around this temple. The temple has four "Rajagopurams". Of those the "South Gopuram" is the tallest one measuring a height of 160.9 feet and its base area is about 108 feet by 67 feet. There are 14 other towers each consisting of different tiers and different sculptures and stories inscribed on them. Don't miss to see it. There is a order in which those gods have to be visited. To know the procedure for worship visit procedure for worship

The Thousand Pillar Mandapam
The name came from the count of pillars in this mandapam. It consist of 1000 pillars and each pillar has sculptures on them. Here you can see photographs, icons, drawings showing 1200 years history.

Musical Pillars
The musical pillars are near the north tower. These pillars when tapped produce different sounds. These pillars were craved out of a single stone.

Pottramarai Kulam
Dont forget to spend some time near the Pottramarai Kulam. To know the history of The Golden Lotus Pond click Pottramarai Kulam

There are 18 guides authorised by the temple administration to guide devotees from other States and foreign countries.

Worshipping hours
Morning - 5.00 am to 12.20 pm
Evening - 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Festivals in Madurai
For the list of festivals click here

There are lots of shops around the temple premises. Enjoy shopping there
There are direct flights and trains to Madurai from Chennai. To know more information about the temple and hotels in Madurai click more information

Monday, October 12, 2009

Events and festivals London 2009

Some of the important events and festivals in London during October 2009 are

Softworld 2009 London
If you want to increase your productivity with the use of software you must see this exhibition. You will learn the best practices and improve your productivity by making use of the software that best suites you. It will be held at London Olympia. You will be able to gather lot of information and get advice for specific type of business and how the software eases your work. It will be held on 13th and 14th October at Olympia Two, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX. There is no fee charged for the exhibition. You have to register online. For more information visit Softworld 2009 London

Sci Fi London
It is being conducted for the 8th time. The festival will take place from 23rd t0 25th October and the pictures will be played for six days and all the films will be of science fiction or fantasy type. The cost varies depending on the film.

For more information visit Sci Fi London

Metro Ski and Snowboard Show 2009 London
The Metro Ski and Snowboard Show is considered to be the biggest consumer winter sport show in the world. There are lot of events to be take place in the show. Over 200 exhibitors are expected to be present at the exhibition. Some of the events are Trespass Big air, Natives Jobs Fair, World Resort Village and many more.... The event will take place on 24th and 25th October 2009 at Olympia, Hammersmith and Fulham, London. Don't miss it.....
For more information visit Metro Ski and Snowboard Show 2009 London

Opportunities Canada Expo 2009 London

It is an employment expo. If you wish to work and move to Canada then this expo is for you. It will be held on 17th and 18th October. The quickest route to migrate to Canada is "Opportunities Canada Expo 2009 London". Grab your dream job. It will be held at Hammersmith London

For more information visit Canada Expo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cappadocia - Turkey

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Cappadocia in Turkey is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. Cappadocia is where science and nature meets. The structures that you see today are made from the volcanic eruptions that occurred some millions of years ago. The people then craved those eruptions into beautiful structures. There are about 1000 churches and chapels in Cappadocia. The decorations and artistic features are the amazing one. The most important to see are the underground cities.

Underground cities – Cappadocia

Cappadocia is well known for underground cities. There is no exact number of underground cities. There may be hundreds of such cities but only six of them were opened for seeing. Some of the well known underground cities of Cappadocia area are Gaziemir Underground City, Mazi Village Underground City, Derinkuyu Underground City, Tatlarin Underground city. These underground cities were craved from volcanic eruptions in order to protect the inhabitants from wild animals. These cities were well connected by tunnels and chimneys were made to provide water and ventilation. The upper part of the underground cities were used for living while the lower parts were used for storage, wine making, flour grinding and worship in simple chapels.

Things to do in Cappadocia:

Cross Golf
Hot air Ballooning
Museum Hotel
For more information visit - Click Here

When to go:

The best time to take tour of Cappadocia is from April to June or from September to October.

Getting to Cappadocia:

There are excellent bus service to Cappadocia from the major cities of Turkey like Ankara, Istanbul and many more. The place you may reach in Cappadocia may differ based on the point where you took the bus. The cheapest way to take tour there is through bus or dolmus. There are numerous travel companies that offer one day tour and the charge may range from $70 to $100 per person or you may hire cars.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Edinburgh Festivals

Edinhburgh in Scotland is a city of Festivals. It is the places where peoples from around the world share information about ideas, culture and arts. There a number of events, performances that take place throughout the year. Some of the upcoming festivals in Edinburgh are the following.

International Story Telling Festival

The story telling festival takes place from october 23 to november 1. The festival brings people from around the world. There will be live story telling performances, workshops, and other fun activities. Events also take place in the city’s museums, libraries, art galleries and other venues across the city. For more information visit here

Edinburgh International Film Festival

This festival mainly focus on new and innovative cinema. It attracts a lot of audience of about 50,000. It is used for discovering new talent. Submission for the film fest opens on November 2 . Make ready of your submissions. It is a tweleve day festival from June 16-27, 2010. For more information visit International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

It commences on April 3-17, 2010. Every ear a number of scientist and technologist share information with the public through workshops, shows and exibitions and interactions. During Spring for 2 weeks the city becomes a place for events happening in over 20 venues including the lush surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the awe inspiring grandeur of McEwan Hall and the children’s favourite City Arts Centre. For more information visit here