Feni Fiesta in Goa Beach

>> Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Don't we sometime wonder of carrying a glass of refreshing drink and potshot the silence of our hey day. Goa in India is popular for the production of Feni. The state has been producing this exotic drink for the past four centuries, since the time of Portugal colony. It is one such drink which makes people carouse during their holiday here. The drink is also spelled as Fenny and comes up in two types: Cashew Feni and Coconut Feni. Cashew Feni is made by fermenting the fruit of the Cashew tree, while Coconut Feni is made from the squeezed products of Toddy plants.



Goa Feni Preparation

The preparation of the most preferred Cashew Feni demands great efforts. Cashew Apples are first crushed manually in a rock like basin. The juices are collected on the clay pot during the crushing procedure and are buried dip inside the ground until full fermentation takes place. During fermentation, a certain percentage of the juice results into alcohol. This juice is then collected and distilled in copper pots.


The distilled alcohol turned juice is then heated and the vapors are collected in a cooling condenser. The process is carried out for three times and the ultimate products is Urak. The treated drinks is of meager strength and party hoppers usually take it as a soft drink. The next distillation stage offers Cazulo, which comparatively stronger than Urak and is least popular in the tourist drinking bar. After repeated treatment, the final output is the powerful and highly intoxicating Feni. Coconut Feni is also prepared in the similar way via fermentation of coconut toddy.



Popular Brands of Goa Feni

Feni has its own unique taste and bouquet. Its quality can be determined easily by its aroma. The distilled drink, when pours out in a glass, attracts the alcoholic from far end of the place. Kazkars are traditional manufactures of Feni in Goa. A few good brands of Cashew Feni are Fidalgo Deluxe, Big Boss, Cajulana and Swadeshi, while the most favorable brand of Coconut Feni are Old Barrel, PVV and Coco Feni. Cashew Feni usually comes in an attractive bottle, which can be carried back home and used as a souviner.



Therefore, while on a visit to the beach state in India, make sure that you have a a sip of this aromatic drink.

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Goa Beach Shacks Policy

>> Friday, September 18, 2009


The lively beach shacks in Goa will shimmer more in both national and international tourist circuit. Racial discrimination, which has for long time been going on in the shacks is now kept aside. The State Tourism Department has decided to add act smart for eradication of this social barrier.

Accordingly, government will add a clause to its shacks' policy, which will keep close eye on cases based on race. In case of a big offense, the license can be canceled and strict action will be taken against the shacks' owner.

Popular Beach Shacks for Party hoppers

Bobby's Shack
Candolim Beach, Goa, India

The Alcove
Vagator Beach

Temptations
Red Cab Inn, Vagator Beach

TITO'S
Baga Beach

ZIGGY'S
Colva Beach

JOHNNY COOL'S
Colva Beach

MEN MAR
Vasco Road

LIDO'S
Dona Paula Beach

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Artificial Beach in Delhi for 2010 Commonwealth Games

>> Friday, August 28, 2009


Come 2010 and the capital city of India, Delhi will bombard the glow of Common wealth Games draw attentions of many tourist for across the globe. The prestigious event will be organized lately in 3rd October and will continue till 14th October. As of now, the news has spread like wild fire in almost every corner of the country and government has already started to take acute attention for its arrangement.

The upcoming occasion is a way to boom Indian Tourism Industry, which will surely draw attentions of countless tourist from across the globe. Delhi, the prime venue for Common Wealth Games, 2010, has been gifted with an artificial beach which is still under construction, just opposite to Akshardham Temple in East Delhi and nearby the Games Village-Khelgaon

Like the artificial beach in Sun City, Johannesburg, the beach will behold all that looks natural. The project has been negotiated between Delhi Tourism Department and South African Hotelier, Joe Majola, putting forward the required source for the set up of the artificial beach. The beach stretch over 100 meter in area and has a retractable roof with the scenic sky and the clouds. The sand has been brought up from Jaisalmer and about 50 meters dept of the artificial sea will hold 200,000 gallons of waters. Keeping in mind, the sense of health and hygiene, sea water in the beach would be regular checked and treated.

The air temperature at the beach will be maintained balmy at 23 degree Celsius and the water temperature will be at 20 degree Celsius. Further, the arrangement of wave making machine and the Roaring Lagoon will be systematized to produce 1.2 m wave every 90 seconds. A beach day here will also include some breathtaking rides like the Temple of Courage, a hair raising drop down a 10 m chute etc.

Accordingly, the entry pass of the artificial beach during the common wealth Games will calculate a fixed amount of Rs.2000 per adult per day and Rs.700 per child per day. The tariff card will also include a meal coupon at the beach itself. Therefore, the scintillating experience for the first on the artificial beach might be expensive but it may be worthy to spend some for something new.

Besides the excitement in the real-like beach, Taj sightseeing tours, trip to the tourist locations in Delhi are a few attractions for the athletes. In case of comfort and security Government has taken firm steps to ensure security and accommodations of the participants and travelers, who are about to enjoy the hot and happening Delhi at all their best.

Furthermore, it has been confirmed that, six months after the culmination of the Games, Delhi Tourism will transfer the management of the air-conditioned beach to a private company in exchange of the fixed annual franchise fee.

Booking for Common Wealth Games has already started. Hurry! Before it goes short of the time and ticket.

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Discovering the Famous Wedding Destinations in Asia



Gone are the days when the auspicious marriage ceremony used to be arranged in home or in the local premises. The nuptial knots are now tied with considering the ideal wedding destinations, all over Asia. This big part on the globe covers a number of countries which boasts of some place of perfection deep-seated with the sense of romanticism.

A brief information about the famous wedding destinations are cited below:

Beaches in Mexico:
The beaches in Mexico is idyllic for anyone who likes to enjoy their wedding in style and opulence. This popular country in North America is one of the favorite tourist hub in the Continent of America. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean beaches, which surrounds the country holds the sought after wedding arrangements. The turquoise water of lapping the pristine sandy stretch of Itza, Tulum, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and more beaches remains comfortable from November till May and as such attracts lovers to begin a new life. Also, a host of resorts on the beaches aid the wedding couples with some great ideas and parties by wedding planner.

Mandvi Palace in Kutch, India
Couples cannot have the best wedding destination then Mandvi Palace in Kutch. It is the pride of the vibrant Gujarat, a state in India, known for its legendary saga and rich culture. As the name suggest this popular palace is located on the banks of the Rukmavati River and is just 1 km away from the Arabian Sea at the Gulf of Kutch. The picturesque establishment provides 10 luxury tents, all equipped with world-class amenities and their elite hospitality comfort both the families of bride and bridegrooms. The best part of the resort is that the beach surrounding it is private and as such it feature calm, clean and pollution-free aura.

Indian Beaches:Gone are the days when the auspicious marriage ceremony used to be arranged in home or in the local premises. The nuptial knots are now tied with considering the ideal wedding destinations, all over Asia. This big part on the globe covers a number of countries which boasts of some place of perfection deep-seated with the sense of romanticism.

A brief information about the famous wedding destinations are cited below:

Beaches in Mexico:
The beaches in Mexico is idyllic for anyone who likes to enjoy their wedding in style and opulence. This popular country in North America is one of the favorite tourist hub in the Continent of America. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean beaches, which surrounds the country holds the sought after wedding arrangements. The turquoise water of lapping the pristine sandy stretch of Itza, Tulum, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and more beaches remains comfortable from November till May and as such attracts lovers to begin a new life. Also, a host of resorts on the beaches aid the wedding couples with some great ideas and parties by wedding planner.

Mandvi Palace in Kutch, India
Couples cannot have the best wedding destination then Mandvi Palace in Kutch. It is the pride of the vibrant Gujarat, a state in India, known for its legendary saga and rich culture. As the name suggest this popular palace is located on the banks of the Rukmavati River and is just 1 km away from the Arabian Sea at the Gulf of Kutch. The picturesque establishment provides 10 luxury tents, all equipped with world-class amenities and their elite hospitality comfort both the families of bride and bridegrooms. The best part of the resort is that the beach surrounding it is private and as such it feature calm, clean and pollution-free aura.

Indian Beaches:
The wedding bells clangs greatly on Indian beaches. Like the programme of adventure water sports in the shorelines of India, tourist can also bang their mind on the concept of beach wedding. Couples can vow before the blue sky, mighty sea and the heavenly sun and make a fruitful entry into the new stage of life. The gorgeous beaches along the West, East and Southern India are perfect venues for wedding couples, who desires to seek something different in adventurous style.

Thailand:
This worldwide wedding haven counts some most unique and imaginative ceremonies, organized on every second day. In recent years the Thailand has become one of the popular travel destinations, highlighting the theme of wedding and honeymooning. Many couples choose for a romantic getaway to Northern part of the country, which is submerged in nature's beauty and margined with royal culture. The city of Lampang attracts a number of Buddhist and Christian couples, who dress themselves in traditional gowns and proceed for a ride on elephant's back during their wedding session. Owing to the popularity, a number of marriage hotels are located in Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai and Bankok, all of which offers an array of wedding packages, assisted with event manager.

Singapore:
The incredible beauty of Singapore host some exotic wedding destinations that creates a magic appeal to the guests and wish a prosperous journey to the newly wedded couples. The place offers them to look beyond the traditional style of weeding and opt for something contemporary, which spice up their dream event. The open banquet halls adorned with aristic works and opulent dinning facilities are perfect for wedding. Couples can also wed-lock among the myriads of orchids in Mandai Orchid Garden, situated on the open hill-side. This vintage garden blossoms with holding the breathtaking backdrop of over 200 varieties of the orchids and and also stores some glamorous weeding packages for overseas guests.

London:
This British Capital of London and United Kingdom makes best way to presents soul-mates, some memorable weeding moments. A walk down its smooth streets offers the sounds of pop music, radiating from the walls of Victorian pubs. The place ensures a magic feel during the exchange of vows by the couples and presents some exciting way to cherish a married life. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the royal Eltham Palace, the Millennium Bridge are a few popular spots. Newly wed husband and wife can explore the ancient attractions of traditional London, the majestic Buckingham Palace and the changing art, fun and fashion of the city dominating the citizens.

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List of Most Popular Beaches in India

Anjuna beach

One of the main sources of Anjuna's enduring popularity as a hippy hang out is its superb beach. Fringed by groves of swaying coconut palms, the curve of soft white sand conforms more closely to the archetypal vision of paradise than any other beach on the north coast. Bathing is generally safer than at most of the nearby resorts, too, especially at the more peaceful southern end, where a rocky headland keeps the sea calm and the undertow to a minimum.



Tourists Attractions of Anjuna Beach : Its significant tourist spots are the magnificent Albuquerque Mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and an attractive Mangalore tile-roof, the Mascarenhas Mansion, and the Chapora Fort. Anjuna is the least likely place to find peace and quiet.



Kanyakumari beach

Located At the southern most tip of India Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days. The Kanyakumari beach is a beautiful sight with multi-coloured sand. The beach here does not really offer one the opportunity to sunbathe on soft golden sands, or to frolic in the waves either. The seashore is rocky and dangerous, and there is a manmade wall running along it. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view.

With long stretches of sands of many hues, the beach offers a welcome change. A variety of shells are on sale on the Kanyakumari beach. You can also indulge in some shopping spree while visiting Kanya Kumari and collect some souvenirs of your unforgettable travel experience.



Famous Attractions of Kanyakumari Beach : The Sangam : Sangam is the meeting point of the three major bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is a bathing ghat, with steps leading into the water and a sort of lagoon formed between land by a series of rocks.



Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, also known, as "Mamallapuram" is 58-km, south of Chennai, nestling on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, possess many marvellous monuments with Sculptural Panels, Caves, Monolithic Rathas (chariots) and Temples.

The beach of Mahabalipuram attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. While at the beach you may sun bathe, relax and unwind yourself. At the same time you may check out the magnificent monuments besides the beautiful beaches. The rock cut art is amazingly attractive. For the more religious tourists there are the shore temple, rathas, arjuna's penance that are worth visiting. A crocodile farm, snake venom extracting centre, schools of art and sculpture and a wide choice of resorts along the beach draw holiday-seekers all round the year.

Tourist Attractions Of Mahabalipuram Beach:-
Dakshinachitra- a heritage centre: Here traditional crafts persons and folk artists work and perform in the reconstructed period settings of 19th century homes, streets and workspaces of the Southern States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Arjuna's Penance- The world's largest bas-relief measuring 27m x 9m is the pride of Mahabalipuram. This huge whaleback shaped rock contains figures of Gods, Demigods, men, beasts, birds and infact represents the entire creation. Tiger's Cave: It is 4-km north of the main monument complex. It was an open-air theatre, where cultural programmes are held. Though it is very near the sea, the place is serene and calm.



Chandipur

Chandipur is a peaceful sea side resort where the sea recede and proceed 5 km everyday. Chandipur is 16 km away from Balasore. Chandipur beach is a secluded beach dotted with Casuriana trees. The amazing aspect of this beach is the usual twist of the ebb and flow of the waters which draws off the sea, almost 5 km away from the beach. The sea recedes nearly five kilometers everyday with the tide - a sight not to be missed.



Abundant Beauty:If you're bored with reveling in the waters , you can hitch a ride with the local fishermen's boats and trawl the limpid waters for your supper all the way up to the mouth of the river Budhabalanga. Chandipur is a beach-combers delight with its abundant sea-shells and driftwood. You can even take a jeep-ride, when the waters recede far away from the golden sands, along the beach.


Dance Festival : Among the several attractions, a dancer festival is also organized which include various dance forms such as Chhau,Ghoda Nacha and Sambalpuri dance performances by professional troupes.



Gopalpur on Sea

This is the one beach that is as yet, not exposed much to tourism and hence still unspoiled. A golden beach fringed by sand dunes and ruins of an old jetty make this an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. A perfect beach, fairly isolated and undisturbed.

One of the most pristine beaches of Orissa, this small beach is a splendid retreat for sea worshippers, located about 16-km from Berhampur. Once a humming seaport, Gopalpur offers its visitors a slice of serenity in environs that are conducive to romance and love. Gopalpur-on-Sea is a surfer's delight and excellent for sailing.

Recreation : On the east coast of Orissa, this quiet beach is ideal for boating and yachting. It is a surfer's delight and excellent for sailing. splendid beaches that offer a perfect scope for sailing and surfing.. The exotic Gopalpur Beach confers you with much awaited opportunity to spend some precious moments away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Seafood : Other than the sea, sun and the sand it is also famous for its wonderful seafood. The best thing about Gopalpur, besides the golden beach, is the seafood. This is a seafood lover's paradise, so don't expect meals in a hurry. The restaurants and shacks are quite willing to cook a special meal for you.



Konark

Konark is the world famous site of the most exquisite Sun temple one can ever come across. The sqrawling beach at Konark is rated as one of the finest in the world. With a long stretch of clean sands and cool blue sea making rapids in rolling waves, the beach has its own lovely serenity.

Konark beach is calmer than the Puri beach, which tends to get very rough. However, the waters tend to be trickier - even strong swimmers need to be wary. The immense backdrop of the Sun Temple looks breathtaking when illuminated in the evening. Three kilometres away from the temple, you can either walk down or hire a bicycle or cycle-rickshaw to reach the beach. A walk along the beach is a pleasant experience.

Sun Temple
The sun temple at Konark, close to puri dates back to the 13th century , a master piece of orissan temple architecture and one of the very few sun temples in the country. The sun temple conceived as a massive chariot , hauling the sun God across the heavens by the mighty of seven splendidly carved horses, standing aloft on 24 chariot wheels-intricately carved -symbolising the march of time , lies in partial ruin on Konark beach

Konark Dance Festival
A dance festival is held in an open-air theatre built near the Sun Temple every year in the month of December. Known as the Konark dance festival, the event brings together eminent classical dancers of India who perform various dance forms like Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and Chhow.



Puri is one of the four major holy places in India. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, it has one of the finest beaches in the world. For centuries now, the Puri beach has been the venue of countless pilgrims taking the traditional purification dip. Whereas beach lovers whether Indian or foreigner, love holidaying in Puri beach. Puri affords an exciting haunting opportunity with its wild sea waves and widespread waters.

Magnificent Beach of Puri : The Beach of Puri is also known as one of India's finest beaches. You can easily locate scores of hatted fishermen navigating the tourists through the magnificent breakers rolling from the Bay of Bengal. Puri Beach is an exciting place for viewing romantic sunsets and sunrises.

The Beach of Puri is also known as one of India's finest beaches. You can easily locate scores of hatted fishermen navigating the tourists through the magnificent breakers rolling from the Bay of Bengal. Puri Beach is an exciting place for viewing romantic sunsets and sunrises.

Tourists Attractions :


Jagannath Temple

The spectacular Jagannath Temple, one of the holiest temples in the country is located very closely to the beach.
The spectacular Jagannath temple, one of the holiest temples in the country is located very closely to the beach. The beach is also the venue for the famous dance and music festival held every year at the beach.

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Tropical Beaches in India

Discover the romance and fascination of Tropical beaches of India...unspoilt,unhurried and unique. What better a place to relax the body, arouse the mind, and recapture life's spirit. Whether you are looking for beautiful beaches, diving adventures, local feasts & entertainment or a place to kick back and enjoy the sun, the tropical beaches of India always welcomes you.

Goa, a little state with so much soul, is the ultimate honeymoon haven for beach lovers. Laidback, Goa is a merry blend of Portuguese and Konkani, with the atmosphere of a lively carnival town. Hear nature's most beautiful songs at the beaches of Kerala. The spectacular ocean views, allowing pleasant sea breezes to whistle in day and night, sunbath on your own wooden deck, smelling sweet flowers.

Kerala is much more popular for its backwaters, but even the beaches of this state have all the traits that can provide an ideal environ one looks for in a beach vacation. A worth a visit backwater region of Kerala is Alleppey. With its canals, bridges and a long silver beach, Alleppey makes for a memorable holiday.

Gopalpur-on-Sea is a good example of a quiet and charming sea resort of Orissa situated along the Bay of Bengal with a beautiful sea-beach. Puri is probably one of the finest beaches in India on the coastline of Orissa attracting thousands of beaches throughout the year. The nearby Balighai beach's natural beauty is one of the major reasons why this beach is catching the popularity rates of one of the best picnic spots in Orissa.

If you enjoy the idea of visiting or even living in a soothing, slow paced atmosphere then Tamil Nadu beaches are your perfect getaway. Whether you're looking for a deserted beach or an activity-filled resort, a quaint village or a big city, the various tropical beaches of India are specially chosen to set the heart a-fluttering.

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Family Beach Holiday Destinations in India

A family beach vacation in India is extremely affordable and at the same time provides you the required seclusion to get far away from your daily routine, both physically and in spirit. Start off your family beach vacation days early with shelling and exploring the natural sands of Goa. You can watch the sunset or collect beautiful shells along with your family. You can find an amazing breadth of engaging activities that makes your family entertained and stimulated.

Along with your family members, visit the beaches of India, for a unique experience of exploring and discovering the white sand beach and all that the beautiful coasts that it has to offer. To can assess everything from the best places to stay; the best places to eat; or just the best things to do when you get here.

The beaches of Kerala provides you and your family the enjoyment of experiencing lots of privacy and comfort. Wake up, enjoy the sunrise on the beach and spend the days creating memories that will last a lifetime. Apart from beaches, there are lots of other great places to visit in Goa and the area surrounding numerous fun day trips to make your family beach vacation as fun or as relaxing as you choose.

Puri, and Konark Beaches in Orissa also make perfect beach destination for some exciting family vacation. The tourist inflow on these beach sites mainly include pilgrims, still beside being important temple sites of India, the waters of these beaches are prefect whether you want to take a holy dip or go for a swim.

Enjoy the privacy and comfort of Tamil Nadu beaches amidst the tropical settings as your backyard - blue water, white sand and beautiful resorts. Thus choose among the wide range of Indian beaches, which are fun and at the same time very affordable. A perfect home for a family holiday on the Indian beaches.

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