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These Pictures Of Freezing Amsterdam Canals Will Make You Fall For European Winters!

From the first ever snowfall in Saudi to inches of snow in the Russian region, our planet has witnessed roaring changes in climatic conditions, this winter season. The European continent has primarily witnessed various ups and downs in the climatic conditions which have led to extreme snowfall in some countries. But these climatic changes have not stopped the people from enjoying the winter chill.

Our happy planet did not fail to extract the positives out of the harsh winters, and the cheerful pictures from different corners of the world, taking rounds on the internet, are the proof of that.

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The latest news has come from the Dutch land, Amsterdam, where the temperatures have dropped to such lows that the canals running across the city have frozen. This event of Amsterdam canals freezing has occurred for the first time in the past six years. Such adverse weather conditions did not stop the Dutch people from celebrating, and enjoying the winters as the canals have frozen to such an extent that they have become a playground for adventure activities.

The common public, and numerous ice skaters have come out in large numbers to skate over the frozen canals. Here are some surreal pictures of the city and its incredible scenery that has recently been adorned by the winter season:

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And if images weren’t enough to dazzle your eyes with joy, here’s a video of the absolue fun that the Dutch are currently enjoying:

Stunning, isn’t it? With the Amsterdam canals freezing, here’s an opportunity for you to plan a European vacation to cherish the winter vibes. So, pack your bags and take off for the Dutch land to witness this charming sight till it lasts.

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A Pune Woman Skydives Wearing A Saree And You’re Worried About Your Makeup?

Another first for the adventurous skydiver Shital Mahajan, as this daredevil Pune woman skydives wearing a saree from 13000 feet. A pioneer for women in thrilling adventure sports, Shital talks about her journey, profession, inspiration, and life goals.

With a penchant for breaking records both in India and abroad, Shital Mahajan has just added yet another first to her list of world records. Her daring attitude and ability to push the envelope for women in adventure sports took her to Thailand, where she did a skydive from 13,000 feet wearing a traditional Marathi Nauvari saree.

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For someone who grew up with a passion of leaving an indelible mark on the society, Shital has come a long way from being just another face in the crowd to someone who has six world records and 17 national records to her name.

As a trendsetter who has truly conquered the sky by becoming the first woman to parachute jump over both the North and South poles, Shital continues to find unique ways to etch her name into history.

The inspiration behind this idea

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The 35-year old high flyer wanted to dedicate a record to his traditional Maharashtrian roots, and just then she got an idea of doing a skydive in Thailand in a Nauvari saree.

In an interview with Pune Mirror, Shital said:

“I have dedicated all my earlier records to India as I say I am India’s daughter, so this time I wanted to do something for the Marathi community, being a Marathi mulgi, I wanted to do something different for Pune and our community. Recently, we also had Marathi week celebration in January first week, ever since then I was wondering no one has ever done this stunt wearing a saree so I got the idea that I can do it wearing nauvari saree which is tucked both in front and back.”

A fearless feat achieved by yet another woman showing that with her will and determination to a leave a mark, she can make a real impact on the society. We would encourage you to share such inspirational stories of women who’ve pushed themselves to the limit and made a beautiful contribution to the society.

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With Flight Prices Starting From 991, You’d Regret Not Booking Your Tickets Right Now!

If you’re planning a domestic or an international holiday, it is safe to say now would be the best time to book your tickets! Major Indian airlines like IndiGo, AirAsia, Jet Airways, and GoAir are offering flight tickets at “too good to be true” prices.

These heavy flight discounts are for selected routes and come with limited booking validity but nonetheless, at truly value for money prices! It is also recommended that you book them from their respective website and app for a seamless experience.

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  • Flight booking validity: February 20
  • Extra Discount: From HDFC Bank Credit and Debit Card* (Promo Code: GOHDFC10)
  • Routes: Selected Routes
  • Availed via: App and Website
  • Type: All Inclusive on domestic
  • Flight booking validity: July 31 2018
  • Routes: Selected Popular Routes
  • Availed via: Website and App
  • Type: All Inclusive on domestic

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  • Flight booking validity: February 12
  • Routes: International flight network operated by the airline
  • Availed via: Website and App
  • Type: Applicable on base fare in economy and premiere

Now that you have a teaser of all the major discounts being offered by the Indian airlines, we recommend you check their respective website and app as soon as possible to book your tickets before the validity. Heavy discounts on popular routes don’t happen that often, so hurry!

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Wine Tourism In India: Top 5 Vineyards To Get Tipsy In

Wine makes the world shine! Sipping on and clinking that sparkling glass of wine as you watch the golden sunset kissing acres of vineyard – This is something wine-lovers cannot help but picture. Thanks to booming wine tourism in India, you don’t have to plan a full-fledged international tour everytime you need a wine-dedicated holiday. This blog post features 5 best places in India for wine tasting, so you have the best, just the best. Some of these vineyards also have resort for a envy-sparking staycation.

Sula Beyond

Probably the most famous name when it comes to wine tourism in India. Sula Vineyard was established in 1997, and today it is the producer of top wines in India and abroad. Adding onto its fame is the yearly Sula Fest, which is often termed to be the Mecca of Wines. The festival is organized in February with exquisite cuisine, delectable wine and a lot to shop for. The highlight surely is an exciting artist lineup.

If you’re not visiting during the fest, Sula Vineyard anyway stays open for visitors, offering wine tours, and India’s first wine resort called Beyond Vineyard Resort. The charge for Sula vineyards tour is INR 250 per person, while the entry to this winery in Nashik is free.

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Four Seasons Vineyard

Located 25 km away from Pune city, Four Seasons Vineyard is your own little heaven. This is a resort cum vineyard inspired by the Great Gatsby. This splendid property features 14 grand rooms, swimming pool, spa and a party hall which can accommodate upto 1000 people. Wine lovers don’t seem to have enough of the wine trails, tasting room and the merchandise store.

Even though everything sounds so fancy, the package pricing is quite decent. For just INR 3,500 you get food, 1 night stay and drink for one person. Sounds great for a staycation!

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A dome-shaped winery watered by three artificial lake Chateau D’Ori is located in Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh. The well-arrayed vineyard is located in the middle of a vast network of routes serving different purposes, right from guided tour to maintenance. The property was built in 2007, and houses the largest merlot plantation in India. Chateau D’Ori is considered among premium wine brands, you can taste the best of it in the intimate tasting room in the property. Wine tourism in India would be a little empty without this one around.

Grover Zampa

One of India’s oldest wine producers, Grover Vineyards was established in 1988. However, in 2012, Grover Vineyards tied up with Vallée de Vin (producer of Zumpa Wine), to become an even stronger brand and compete with Sula. The vineyard spans over an area of 410 acres, which means the wine tour is indeed quite extensive, lasting for as much as 3.5 hours. The tour concludes with lunch and one may also visit the barrel room if they like.

If you want to go for shorter wine trail, you can opt for the Maharashtra vineyard by Grover. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, sparkling Rose and Brut are among the classiest wine varieties to look forward to, during your wine tour.

York Winery

This is yet another popular name that’s taken when talking about the best vineyards in Nashik! York Winery is located near Sula Vineyards, looking over the magnificent Gangapur Dam and rolling hillocks. This is an award-winning winery applauded for both red and white wines it produces. York Sparkling Brut is one of its most-loved sparkling wine made entirely from Chenin Blanc grapes.

The wine tasting room in York Winery stays open everyday between 12 pm and 10 pm, and tours are offered from 12:30 pm till 6 pm.

Surely, Nashik is winning the game with many vineyards for the wine lovers! So, make sure this weekend getaway from Mumbai is up in your list if you’re up for witnessing the best of wine tourism in India.

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This New Amusement Park In Gurugram Offers Every Exciting Activity You Could Imagine!

Delhi NCR peeps! We have a wonderful news for you. Now you can tackle the sizzling summer in style, all you need to do is spend a day out at Frenzy Adventure in Gurugram. Here you can take multiple recreational and adventure activities at an unbeatable price. With mercury already soaring at 35 degrees in as early as March beginning, Delhi NCR is already looking at another dreadful summer. Therefore, people residing in the national capital region would be definitely looking forward to such exciting escapes in the vicinity of their dwelling areas.

Frenzy Adventure in Gurugram is the most exciting attraction and one of its kind place to spend an eventful day out. The adventure park is located in Badshapur, Sohna Road, Gurugram, which means just a half-hour drive from Huda City Center Metro or 15-minute drive from Subhash Chowk in Gurugram can take you there. Spread over an acre of sprawling area, this theme park has almost every adventure activity you could have ever asked for. Frenzy Adventure has well-planned activities to make your outing safe and worthwhile. Doesn’t really matter which age group you belong to, there is an activity for each one of you and an experienced professional to assist you with it.

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The organizers at Fun Adventure have divided the activities into 3 different packages:
Premium Adventure Package for adults: INR 750 per person
Adventure Package for adults: INR 450 per person
Adventure Package for kids: INR 350 per kid

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Some of the most popular activities at Fun Adventure include: Zipline, Sky Cycle, Rocket Ejection, Bungee Run, Wall Climbing (40 Ft), Burma Bridge, Commando Crossing, Cat Walk on the Air, Rope Tunnel Crossing, Swinging Bridge Spider Net Crossing, and Rappelling

In addition to things mentioned above, there is an arcade zone and a mini obstacle zone for kids.

For more details about the activities offered at Frenzy Adventure visit their website

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So guys, what are you waiting for? Plan an outing at Frenzy Adventure, and when you go there, take your family along.

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Indian Passport Will Continue To Retain Its Last Page & Stay Blue

Change is only constant! And the Ministry Of External Affairs (MEA) seems to have taken this statement a bit too seriously. So they come up with a decision, make some changes to it and further change it. The government has reversed its decision on issuing different colored Indian Passport for ECR and ECNR categories and further scrapping off the last page.

Previously, the MEA made an announcement that the Indian citizen falling in the ECR category would be issued passports with an orange jacket. Also, the last page bearing parents’ name and residence address won’t be printed at all.

But, for now, the government has taken back its decision and no change is happening to Indian Passport anytime soon. This news comes as a result of opposing from the various stakeholder. A lot of critics went on saying that this is the sheer act of discrimination among the citizen and is not going to do any good to the Indians. Besides, this change would also result in a problem for those who use the passport as valid address proof for various documentation.

Not too many people were happy with the decision by the Indian Government! What are your thoughts on this?

Read everything about the previous big announcement on Indian Passport – Indian Passport Gets A Makeover And Here’s Everything You Ought To Know!

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The Longest Zip Line In The World Is Here, Going Up To Speeds As Fast As 150 Kmph!

Adventure travelers around the world have just been handed another reason to visit the UAE as they unveiled the longest zipline in the world. The thrilling activity located in Ras Al Khaimah sends travelers gliding down like a bird from the tallest peak in UAE.

Adding yet another world record to their already impressive man-made feats, UAE has opened the longest zip line in the world for travelers. The 2.8km zipline was officially recognized yesterday by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest zip line in the world.

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This zip line comes in an already long list of world records that UAE has achieved to attract tourists to the barren desert land for tourism. This time, the zip line wasn’t set up in the tourist hub of Dubai, rather it was established in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah- located in northern UAE.

Interesting facts about the longest zipline in the world

Located at the top of the Jebel Jais mountain, the zip line can handle 1,00,000 people a year and there are no age restrictions.

  • The zipline has a length of 2.8 km.
  • Zipliners will travel at a speed of up to 150 km/hr from the highest mountain peak in UAE.
  • The riders should have a minimum height of 1.22 meters and not weigh more than 150 kg.

Some other world records UAE tourism can boast about

Emirates World Zipline Record

After adding the longest zipline in the world, UAE tourism can boast about yet another world record in their already-impressive CV of records. Travelers looking to visit UAE can visit the world’s fastest rollercoaster, world’s tallest building, world’s tallest hotel, world’s biggest carpet, largest synchronized car dance, and world’s longest water slide.

With every passing month, UAE becomes an even more attractive destination for adventure junkies looking for an ultimate thrill ride. Book a Dubai Tour Package with TravelTriangle to enjoy all the world’s finest luxuries and adventures in UAE.

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Job Alert: This Hotel In Bahamas Is Hiring CFOs To Look After Flamingos!

Fond of birds? Then you’d love this exciting news for sure. Your love for birds could earn you a handsome salary, and a luxurious stay, as the Baha Mar hotel in Bahamas is offering an exciting job for bird lovers.

This luxurious hotel is in an urgent requirement of a new CFO. But hold on! The post of CFO here, does not demand a finance, or an accounts veteran. It rather requires professional and experienced zoologists because CFO, here, stands for ‘Chief FLAMINGO Officer’.

Flamingos in Baha Mar Bahamas

Yes, you read that right. Baha Mar, a luxury hotel in Bahamas is hiring CFOs to look after flamingos living in their property. And what you must know is:

  • The applicants must hold a Zoology degree, or experience in a relevant field, and at least 5 years of work experience with birds.
  • Applications will be accepted from all parts of the world
  • The responsibility of the CFO will be to supervise all the Flamingo areas, and create a beach sanctuary, and a sustainable environment for the species to thrive.

Other key responsibility areas of the CFO would include maintenance of the artificial habitat of the flamingos, luring the guests to this unique attraction of the hotel, and manage their interactions with flamingos.

Even if you do not wish to work with the flamingos, there’s an opportunity for you to not only relish a stay at their luxurious property but also witness this beckoning attraction of Baha Mar during your visit to the exotic city of Bahamas.

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Baha Mar is a luxury hotel and resort chain in Bahamas with two full-fledged hotels-Grand Hyatt, and SLS- running successfully. Baha Mar resort is their newly opened venture which is regarded as one of the most luxurious properties in Bahamas, which boasts of plush rooms, 9 pools, a peppy casino, and fine dining restaurants.

Location: Baha Mar Blvd, Nassau, The Bahamas
Contact Number: +1 242-677-9000
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Enticing enough? So, hurry up, and apply for the job right away as the applications will be accepted until late February only. Try your luck, and see if this could be a life-changing decision for you.

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See How This Delhi Couple Is Exploring India With Their Dogs

Delhi based couple, Divya Dugar and her husband are no ordinary travelers. They believe everything nice in this world should be shared with their most faithful companions – their pet dogs, Tigress and Marcopolo, and that means just like them, the pets get to travel A LOT too!

Tigress and Pondi were Divya’s office dogs but once the office shut down, they were on road and Divya just couldn’t see that. She adopted both the pups and decided to take care of them in the best possible manner. Unfortunately, Pondi passed away last year leaving her pup Marcopolo behind and that is when Divya and her husband decided to travel across India with their two faithful friends. The couple wanted to see how it feels like traveling with a family and also wanted to raise awareness about rescuing and adopting Indian dogs.

 

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Based on their experiences, Divya believes India is not one of the most pet friendly countries in the world, however, that didn’t deter them from taking their dogs wherever they wanted. Yes, there were many challenges on the way but sometimes things also went way more smoothly than expected.

There were people who laughed at us and refused a cab ride when they didn’t want dog hair on their car seats but there were also a lot more people who were friendly and came forward to help us with smiles on their faces.

She also thanks Indian railways who proved to be a great help when it came to a train journey with her dogs. Their trip from Delhi to Madgaon of 32 hours was a huge success and the dogs loved spending their time looking out of the moving train while enjoying their treats. They did, however, prepare well before traveling on the train and took all the necessary meals, medicines and even made a list of stops for toilet breaks.

 

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According to the couple, Goa is one of the best places for traveling with your pets for it has a variety of accommodation options as per your budget and a lot more pet friendly places to chill at.

Currently working on a travel guide for hotels and best experiences for pet parents, this Delhi couple exploring India with their dogs no longer believes in following a particular recommendation or a list but instead feels it is all about perspective and charting your way through the country with your best buddies. Oh and yes, their Instagram account is LIT with their pet travel pictures! Go check them out.

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This Airline Is Giving Free Flights To Passengers Who Write Love Poems On Their Sick Bags

When was the last time you wrote a poem? Well, it’s time to brush up your creative poetry skills, because they can get you free flight tickets on one of the best British airlines.

According to The Metro, EasyJet officials claim that passengers often leave poems on barf bags for other day-dreamers and lovers onboard. So, EasyJet has come up with a special promotional offer for all their hopeless romantic travelers on their flights, asking them to write poems on the back of its barf bags.

EasyJet Is Giving Away Free Flights love letter

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, all you need to do is grab your sick bag (preferably unused!) on an EasyJet flight, let your creative horses run wild, and write a smashing poem on the back of it. Once you’re done, you’ll need to share an image of it on Twitter or Instagram tagging @easyJet and using the tag #LoveSickSonnets. This will give you a chance to win a pair of tickets to any destination within the airline’s network.

EasyJet Is Giving Away Free Flights sick note

The winner of the contest will be decided by Daisy Goodwin, an author and a poet who wrote the script for the PBS show ‘Victoria’. “Who hasn’t felt sick with anticipation traveling to see the one you love? It may be a short flight but emotionally it’s a long haul – poetry is the perfect way to claim that turmoil, and arrive with a heart full of such loving words,” she said when asked about her take on this initiative.

This trend was started by a French passenger who wrote a kind note on a barf bag for the next passenger to be seated there. All thanks to this genius, numerous couples now stand at a chance to win free flights for their mini-honeymoon this V-Day!

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Challenge your inner Byron, Keats, and Wordsworth and pen some romantic lines on the back of EasyJet’s passenger sick bags to win the most memorable holiday of your lives, or at least just to flaunt your creativity before the world! The campaign will run until the end of February 2018. So don’t wait and get going right away!