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10 safest destinations for solo female travelers

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Travelling is itself so alluring activity and when it is associated with women sorority it is just icing on the cake. It’s high time, woman of the world must take her right foot forward to travel alone to explore the zenith of adventure, serenity of the nature and to feel the soothing experience of achieving something merely. To pacify the cravings of escapade and to grab those moments into ones account, there are many cities around the globe for woman who wishes to travel single-handedly. It is very important to pick the apt destination for solo travelling or else it may turn out to be one of the worst nightmares. Safety and security of a woman is the utmost criteria so as to inhibit the exploitation on any grounds such as monetarily, physically, mentally, socially etc. By keeping account of various indexes such as digital security, health security, infrastructure safety, personal safety there are some cities who are able to reach up the safety benchmarks envisioned by the solo woman travelers, they are enlisted below:
1. TOKYO
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 Tokyo is ranked 1st in the safest cities index. Undoubtedly, it is the safest city to which one can dream of to wander and explore the chest of adventure and fun. Tokyo dominates the safety ranking by locking its position firmly amongst the upper-golden ranking of the list as it is looking forward to host Olympics 2020. Although it’s ranking in infrastructure safety index is 5th and scored 89.79/100. Bagging the 3rd position in the personal safety index Tokyo proved its coin in the safest city index 2015.
 2. SINGAPORE
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3. OSAKA
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4. STOCKHOLM
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5. AMSTERDAM
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6. SYDNEY
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7. ZURICH
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8. TORONTO
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Toronto is emerging out as one of the most liveable city to live in as its ranking in the liveability index is 4th.
9. MELBOURNE
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10. New York   
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One Romantic Day in Singapore

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From fine dining to crazy adventures, this island country has something to offer everyone. Here is how you can the most meaningful and romantic time with your special one:

Have a breakfast at The Halia Restaurant, amidst the tranquillity and serenity of the Botanical Gardens. This is a quiet and romantic spot where you can get a chance to talk about sweet nothings.
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Visiting the Sentosa Islands is a must for all cupid struck couples. You can visit the Carlsberg Sky Tower, where you can see panoramic views of the island nation’s cityscape and click pictures together. You can have lunch at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort, called Trapizza, followed by a stroll down Sentosa’s Siloso beach.
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Late noon, you can hold hands and move to the Underwater World and check out the exotic plants and marine life. The exhibits of water life are diverse, with rare species such as dugongs that are almost extinct in other parts of the world. The experience will fill you with amazement.
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You can conclude your romantic day by visiting . If you are looking to propose or make a special announcement, you could do it up in the sky. A cable car that is set against the wonderful evening sunset can give you two ample alone time to talk and fall in love all over again. You can end the day with some nice cocktails and dinner at Equinox, on the mainland.
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Don’t wait to find the best time to visit Singapore; get your reservations done today and spend a romantic day with your loved one like you always wanted to.
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Offbeat Travel Destinations in Kerala

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Choosing to spend your holiday in the less crowded areas of Kerala is a good opportunity to fully enjoy the beauty of nature surrounding you. There are a number of places off the radar that can be quite thrilling and refreshing, which is why people looking to rejuvenate themselves often choose Kerala as an ideal holiday destination. Most of the times, the popular places see a large number of tourists, making these places extremely crowded and disconcerting. A Kerala tour to any of the lesser travelled parts can therefore be more exotic and fun. People who need a break from the hectic city life can opt to go to any of as yet undiscovered tourist places in Kerala. These also make for great honeymoon destinations. The first step, however, is to gather information about all these places.

Top Offbeat Tourist Attractions in Kerala

The unexplored beauty of Kerala is a visual delight for tourists. Here is a list of the top isolated tourist places in Kerala:

Neeliampathi: Nicknamed the poor man’s Ooty, there is only one way to reach Neeliampathi – through Neemeran Town in Palakkad. The flora enroute is a sight for sore eyes. Elevated 1,585 meters above sea level, the lush green tea gardens surrounded by dense tropical forests make this place truly breathtaking. Since it isn’t a highly frequented tourist destination, couples can find solace in each other’s company.

Chempera Peak: The highest peak in Wayanad, you can reach Chempera only by foot from a small town. Hikers who enjoy trekking and exploring wildlife will find this place a highly interesting option. Located 8 kms South of Kalpetta town, Chempera Peak is surrounded by mountains that are rich in greenery. A popular heart shape place is located on the way to the peak. This is a good place for honeymooners to spend quality time alone.

Silent Valley National Park:
This evergreen tropical forest is largely unexplored, situated in the Nilgiri Hills close to Palakkad. Stretching over an area 237 square kilometers, Silent Valley was converted into a National Park in 1980 to preserve the natural beauty and wildlife of the region. This place is home to a number of rare species of monkeys and birds. Those who enjoy traveling alone will find this huge valley extremely satisfying. Photographers with a knack for wildlife photography often visit this place to capture pictures of rare animals and the surrounding landscape.

While planning your Kerala tour, it is a good idea to choose a destination based on your preference and convenience. These off beat destinations offer a fresh and tranquil enclave.

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10 Adventurous Caribbean Destinations For Family

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After so hectic schedule and monotonous professional life it is obligatory to take a halt from it and spend some copious moments with the family and to bring out it nicely Caribbean is apposite for it. Adventurous trip with family accompanies with safety and security when it comes to plan an enchanting and electrifying trip with family there are the few destinations shortlisted that meets the contemporary touchstone set by the family on the grounds of flights, safety, weather, accommodation, exploratory activities options in Caribbean are revealed below-

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BAHAMAS

Bahamas is a country of islands with 700 over jaw dropping islands, cays, islets etc and is exhibits stupendous appeasing ambience along with thrilling water activities and insures commendable security and hospitality to the tourists as it offers diving water sports, soothing spa, shopping opportunities at a nominal tour package.

TURKS AN CAICOS

Turks and Caicos Islands offers the best beaches in the World in conjunction with rejuvenating package hem in legendary diving, snorkelling, fishing and lush tropical classic scenic beauty confined with ease and efficient hospitality which bears out to be a boon for the family tourists in every way.

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JAMAICA

Jamaica is perfect destination for cruise and white sand beaches which incites the nerves of tourists specially family by providing world-class cuisine experience with Jamaican blend of flavors , offers marvelous golf courts for the male member of the family and various outdoor events.

SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia disintegrate itself from other Caribbean destinations by its distinguished cuisines from Africa, India, British, Spanish and French and with a fun and exciting drop of Piton Mountains, Rain Forests and the Sulphur Springs of Soufriere and Caribbean coral reefs leading to inevitable adventure to the family and welcoming them with pleasing mind-bending voyage.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dominican Republic is a hub of various cosmopolitan cities insuring a full fledged adventuresome event for family as it offers most diverse animal life – American crocodile, humpback whale, species of birds including endangered species too which always charms the family seeking for thrilling, frantic, blood-tingling jaunt.

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico is blessed with different beaches, shopping hub museums as Museo de Arte de Ponca,  Condado Beach, Calle del Cristo etc. which proves bliss to the family tours.

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

Cayman Islands are famous for its tremendous water sports , night life, wildlife experience  – Bird watching , wall diving, kayaking, hiking, caving, horseback, visit to Botanical parks, Iguana Recovery Habitat stimulates the adventure nerve of the family members seeking for endless fun.

BARBADOS

Barbados excels in warming their visitors endless rewarding pursuits – diving in turquoise water, multitude of coral reefs,  priceless treasure of jewellery, fashion, electronics, arts and crafts, colourful flora and fauna.

MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is a beautiful collaboration of contemporary city life, historic preservation, world-class museums, restaurants, etc. makes the family trip filled with zeal, anticipated one.

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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

U.S. Virgin Islands is a joint venture of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas which is Mecca for shopping, diving, night life, soothing and calming setting for sailing, dining, they nevertheless provide efficient hospitality for the family tourists and it also aids the tourists to excavate the untold, untouched diversity species of coral reefs, fishes etc. up to its apex beneath the water.

 

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World’s best train journeys

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“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.”
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
 
Traversing through snow caped peaks to orange hued desserts – can there be a better perspective on the world than from a railway carriage? Huffing and puffing through the dreamy unknown lands, when the journey becomes a part of the experience – a train journey is seemingly one of the very few leisure times left to us in these chaotic times. 
 
Most of us have a cherished childhood memory of a train journey. I remember, as a child not going to sleep unless we crossed a certain bridge on the Ganges while on a familiar train route. Ask any avid traveler about train journeys and chances are you see their eyes sparkle up, followed by a story of soulful experience. Most of us have vivid memories of blurring vistas and fading country side through a train window and most of us love it! More than anything else, train rides serve an authentic experience while travelling. They give you a flavor of the culture and bring you closer to the lives of the people of the country you are travelling in, while a flight across Malaysia, Norway or Brazil might feel similar in every detail. The flights we take to save time are indifferent to the Alpine scenery, the vastness of Australian desert, or to the west highlands of Scotland. Trains, unarguably, win at the most laid-back style of travel. They are an invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy the view. And do we complain? Everything about train travel is Romantic with a capital ‘R’. But let’s be clear – some train rides are more scenic than the others. Although this is not a complete list we have picked our current favorite, world famous, scenic train rides. There will be more to follow.


The Flåm Railway, Norway

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The Flåm Railway, Norway – Frequently hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful train routes. When your train leaves from Oslo, clapboard farmhouses painted red and mustard yellow, landscapes softening into farmlands, earth shattering glaciers to countless coastal islands will leave you spellbound. Mydral is the station where you can board the historic flåmsbana. The train passes by deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and towering peaks. You can book your tickets at NSB website and look for route Oslo – Mydral – Flåm. Flåmsbana is one of the world’s steepest railway with regular gauge tracks. The highlight of the ride is the Kjosfossen waterfall with a drop of 93 meters, where a mystical huldra might be waiting for you in a red bunad with folk music in the background. Flåm line is so spectacular that neither your eyes nor your camera will be able to capture a fraction of the height and depth and width and breadth of the view soaring in front of you. You can further enjoy more sightseeing by taking a ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen and then arriving at Bergen. Sailing through Norwegian fjords is like being in a constant dream. The still cold waters of the fjords are so magical that it is hard to not indulge in kayaking, rowing or canoeing. It is always good to account for the weather when travelling to Norway and plan your activities around it as it is notoriously unfriendly.

The Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
 
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The Rocky Mountaineer – The rocky mountaineer makes it to this list because its a journey to remember for more than one reason. The route is not only breath taking but also has a variety of scenery to offer. Not to forget the highly professional hospitality team on board which ensures you have a comfortable and a memorable journey. To serve to your taste buds, the rocky mountaineer has eight sous chefs and two executive sous chefs on board (perks of being on a privately owned luxury train). Things work differently on this train as it does not have regular train stops and you can not hop on and off. The idea here is that you sign up for a full trip which includes hotel reservations according to the package you choose. It is a full trip in and of itself. You can look up the train information here. The route runs through the west coast to the Canadian Rockies. The highlights of this picturesque ride, among others, are Fraser Canyon and along the Kicking horse river. If you get lucky on the ride you might get a peek at the Canadian wildlife and spot some famed grizzly bears, black bears, moose or eagles. Mountains, glaciers, rivers, pine trees, Ponderosa pines, Douglas firs, Rogers Pas, local wines, sumptuous desserts and the stunning scenery will not fail you.

Desert Express, Namibia

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Desert Express, Namibia – This train journey has an element of adventure that could only be found in the journeys of the by gone times. The train starts from the national capital Windhoek and runs through Namibia’s central highlands, across savannah, desert and gravel plains to the German colonial city Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast, covering a stretch of 220 miles. A longer safari option includes Walvis Bay and game drives in the Etosha National Park. The train stops in the middle of the vastness of the desert for the passengers to take a guided visit to the dunes. As many other sightseeing oriented trains, Desert express is not really an express service but runs at an unhurried pace complimenting the impressive backdrop – The Namib Desert. Regarded as the world’s oldest desert, Namib has red sand dunes that can reach impressive heights and has the world’s rarest and most bizarre flora and fauna. The train offers a comfortable stay and an outlandish, stunning view of the dessert. Watching the sun go down in the vividness of such a landscape through a train carriage has to be a lifetime experience. 
Machu Picchu Expedition/Vistadome train, Peru
 
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Is visiting the lost city of Incas, Peru on your bucket list? If it is, you probably know Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the World, and the #1 attraction in Peru. Perched high amongst the mist-soaked mountains of Peru, these centuries-old ruins are steeped in mystery.  Well, the dream is to hike your way up but for reasons like lack of time or health issues here is a beautiful alternative. The PeruRail services offer you three different cabin types to choose from to Aguas Calientes. The Hiram Bingham is one of the world’s greatest luxury train journeys but we don’t recommend it. Instead, there are alternative, more affordable options on the same route, like Expedition and Vistadome trains which take passengers from Poroy on the outskirts of Cusco to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the small town at the base of the world famous mountains. The expedition and vistadome trains are good value for money for one and half hour of a ride. The best time to visit Machu Picchu and hike the Inca Trail is from July-August. This is your best chance for clear skies and good weather. Can you say no to a beautiful train, to a world famous destination through some spectacular scenery?

 Darjeeling Himalaya Railway, India

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – This fascinating train has little changed from when it was originally created in the late 1800’s and was declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. The second railway in the world to receive such status. The romantic eight-hour trip on this whimsical “Toy Train” from New Jalpaiguri, in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, to the hill station of Darjeeling offers views of Himalayan peaks as high as 7,400 feet. You’ll traverse through dense jungle, verdant valleys, tea gardens, and forests of maple, chestnut, pear, cherry, and cardamom trees on this two-foot wide, narrow-gauge line. Majestic snow-capped Kanchenjunga, panoramic views of nature, enchanting waterfalls, thick forests, amazing hills, deep valleys are some other treats for your eyes. What makes a trip on this train so interesting is that for most of the journey, it rumbles along the old Hill Cart Road, sometimes only inches from buildings on one side and passing traffic on the other. The section from Ghum, is the most spectacular. At a place called Batasia Loop, the train makes a 360 degree turn (to lower the gradient of its ascent) around a beautiful garden with a War Memorial. There are also some fantastic views across the lower Himalayas en route. Riding the Toy Train has been a joyous experience to tourists for more than a century. During peak season, tickets have to be booked well in advance for this heritage ride that once provided the first mountain transportation link in the country.
 
 
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Things to Take on Your African Safari

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Africa is a dream destination for nature lovers and adventure travelers alike. A safari here is nothing short of fantastic, with majestic animals living amidst plush environs. Just when you get all excited seeing a leopard drinking water or an orangutan calling its mate, you dig into your bag for your DSLR camera. That’s when your heart sinks and you realize that you’ve left it at home! So, here is a list of things you should remember to carry with you if you are planning on an African safari.

Things You Must Not Forget to Pack

Choosing the Right Clothing: Packing light is absolutely essential, especially if you are planning on traveling solo. If your holiday is centered around nature and adventure, you may be on foot or in a jeep moving between camps. This may not allow you to have huge suitcases. Moreover, if you wish to take back souvenirs from Africa, it is a good idea to pack clothes that you can leave behind with the locals. Due to the poor conditions of the villagers, they will be more than happy to accept hand-me-down clothes.

Consider packing khaki clothing, like trousers, shorts and t-shirts. These help you blend into the backdrop and allow you to easily take pictures of animals from a close range. Moreover, avoid dark colored clothes. These will not only stand out, but attract insects and bugs. Do not forget to keep a warm jacket or sweater with a lot of pockets. Though it is blazing hot during the day, the nights can turn pretty chilly.

Protection from the Sun: 
A good and durable safari hat and sunglasses to protect you against the heat should definitely be a part of your packing list. A hat will also come in handy to prevent your hair from flying due to the steady breeze.

Keeping Your Memories Intact: No jungle safari is complete without a camera. Make sure to keep a good quality camera to capture images of the wild animals and the marvelous sunset. You can go a step further by keeping a Panasonic camcorder to record those wonderful moments. So whether you wish to relive those moments through videos, to share them on Facebook with your friends or to take a great panoramic shot of the wild, a Panasonic camcorder is something you just cannot forget. The powerful lenses of a camcorder can capture intricate details of the jungle and the wildlife.

Sturdy Footwear: As you may be travelling a lot on foot, pack a pair of sturdy and durable shoes that are appropriate. Go for high ankle boots as they are apt for a jungle safari. Also pack in a pair of flip-flops. These are perfect in case there is a light rain and the path is a little muddy. They are easy to clean and dry quickly.

Spacious Bag: You may need a small, spacious bag while traveling between camps. Apart from your normal luggage, a spacious duffle bag can help keep your belongings safe. You can put in your camera, smartphone and a first aid kit in it.

It is a good idea to gather as much information as possible before traveling to Africa. There are a number of things you can miss out if you do not plan for your wildlife safari and make bookings accordingly. Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun. This is sure to be a trip of a lifetime.


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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Travelling

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Are you a newbie hitchhiker travelling alone for the first time? The prospect of being out in the unknown can be both fascinating and intriguing; but there could be times when you may need certain things to avoid discomfort. For people with a serious case of wanderlust, it is best to travel safe and with all essential commodities like a Sony camcorder, extra innerwear and a sturdy pair of boots. Extra money is always welcome as you could be staying anywhere, from a classy hotel resort to a tent in a tropical swamp. When hitchhiking, you can never predict what is going to happen next or how you are going to travel to your next destination. So, it is best to be prepared before you set out.
Things You Need to Pack Before a Hitchhiking AdventureHere is a list of items that you may require while hitchhiking.
Backpack: When you are out in the unknown all by yourself, your backpack can act as your lifeline. A sturdy, lightweight and portable backpack makes a huge difference when it comes to independent travel. Your strap-on backpack should be durable and spacious, as it needs to accommodate your clothes, first aid kits, camera or Sony camcorder, toiletries and other essentials. It is best to travel light by minimizing the number of shoes and books, as these weigh a lot. Also consider what is unnecessary and avoid these. If you are planning to stay in the open, under the stars, pack your portable tent and sleeping bag in your backpack.
Essential clothing: The most important thing when choosing the right clothes is their quality and purpose. You do not want the added weight of your jacket or jeans if you are travelling to a hot place. Also, do not pack only shorts and t-shirts as it could get chilly after dark. Ultra lightweight jackets are appropriate for all weather conditions, as they protect you against the cold and are highly portable due to their light weight. Also waterproof wear like a hooded sweatshirt can be handy during times of strong winds or rain. Other items to carry may include a hat or sunglasses.
The right footwear: There is a lot to consider while choosing the right footwear, as you have the options of choosing flip-flops, sandals, running shoes or hiking boots. If you are travelling to a hot destination, nothing beats a casual slipper or durable sandals. They are lightweight, comfortable and can be packed easily. If you are planning to carry big hiking boots, you may want to reconsider. While they may seem necessary while climbing a mountain or trekking, they may make you feel hot in other terrains. A better alternative can be thin soled vented shoes or light running shoes. They are appropriate for trekking activity and are comfortable and convenient to wear in town.
Electronic items: Thanks to the wonders of technology, hitchhikers can carry a good quality digital camera like an SLR or a Sony camcorder to record their adventure. People with a passion for photography can conveniently carry a cybershot camera. This will allow you to relive your adventure and share it with your loved ones. Make sure to keep spare batteries and memory cards so that you are never short of power and space. A smartphone or iPod is a must for hitchhikers with an inclination towards music. Do not forget to keep extra earplugs. Be cautious while travelling with expensive electronic items, as they can be stolen when you are in a foreign land.While your smartphone may seem like essentials, small things like mosquito repellents and a first aid kit could prove exceptionally handy. It is a good idea to research and gather as much information as possible before commencing your journey.

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Get Set To Trek

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Since the beginning of time, nature has always offered refuge for our stressed souls and can there be a better time to reconnect with nature than now? Living life for weekends is a real thing which says a lot about the times we are living in. Let’s break this cycle of our stressful lives filled with deadlines and unleash with engaging in outdoor activities like Trekking. It is an easy going activity that includes hiking and walking on uncharted paths. You can make it a trip of more than a week or even months.
 
Activities in trekking
There are many stirring activities that are included in the trekking trip, which are-
 
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     Mountain ClimbingMountain climbing is considered to be one of the most exhilarating and rousing adventurous trip in the trekking trip. Special crash training camp is organised every year for the fun seeking populace.
 
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      CampingCamp is created as a base camp for all the trekkers so as to spend the night. Camp is created by trekkers with the help of guides and trekking instructor. Sundry types of tents are made in the camp meeting the comfort of the trekkers.

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Camp fireCamp fire is surely the time to make the best memories of your life and connect with the group you are trekking with. The whole process of lighting the fire bonds the group. It is a soulful experience whether you are in a group or a solo trekker.
 
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Paragliding, parachute jumpingPara gliding or parachute jumping is a thrilling sport to explore the thrill in the middle of the air. Parachutes are made up of the canopy and these sports are tried under the expert supervision.

Things to remember for trekking
There are some important things to remember for trekking –
 
Experienced trekking guideAdept and dexterous guides are must for a novice trekking activity as security and safety is the utmost concern in any trip.
 
     

      Bag packProper bag pack is an essential tool kit for a trekker. It must include all the essential needs such as torch, ropes, set of clothes, bed sheets, canned food, ready to eat lunch packs or snacks, water bottle, soap, detergent, knife, scissors, camera, diary with contacts of relatives, hospital, and emergency.

 
      First aid kit– It is the utmost requirement for the trekking trip, it should include –

  1. Painkillers
  2.  Anti-allergic pills
  3. Pain relief spray
  4.  Mosquito repellent
  5.  Cotton bandage
  6. Band aid
  7. Crepe Bandage
  8. Anti-inflammatory creams


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So  what are you waiting for? Plan out a trip to trek with your family and friends.
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