Wednesday, March 27, 2013

( 27 March ) Holi – A unifying event Words

A country teeming with festivals all the year around, nothing quite beats it like the festival of Holi- you only need to experience it to know what it really is and means to the Indians.

Holi, also known as the festival of colours is one of India’s most popular festivals that celebrated all over the country with such a gusto and revelry that is unseen anywhere. Describe as one of the most secular festival of the world and a great leveller of the social structure, the festival finds people of all ages, religion and caste forgetting their differences and playing this boisterous and colourful festival as ONE.

When in India, make sure to attend a Holi related event

A festival that has become a part and parcel of every Indian life, one can find references to the festival in many books, paintings, folk songs and dances- a feature which has continued since time immemorial and can still be seen even today. Today, we find several cultural events with Holi as the theme being organised all over the country. These events often focus on Holi related songs, dance and food.  If you are planning to attend any of these events keep a look out for them in the papers and various event related websites. We are sure that you will get enthralled by these events and yes don’t limit yourself to just these cultural fests; make sure to participate in festival of colour itself. The best places to enjoy this fun filled festival are the regions around Braj- Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana where Holi is celebrated in a manner that is entirely different from the rest of the country. If possible, do try to make your way to these destinations. The Braj area is not very far from Delhi, Gurgoan and Jaipur where most of the holiday apartments and service apartment are cantered. If you want to go to these regions, just take a car, bus or rail.

The IPL 2013

Once you are in India, we suggest that you extend your stay to attend another event-the IPL 2013 that will present to you another aspect of the Indian psyche-that of a mad cricket frenzy nation.  If you think you have seen enough of such sport crazy events-think again!  Though the IPL 2013 is just a minuscule version of the Cricket World Cup, witnessing the IPL 2013 will nonetheless give you an idea of how glorious and unifying such events can be in a vast country like India.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Be there to cheer as the Queen's Baton Relay makes it way to your country

Be there to catch all the action as the Queen's Baton Relay heads across 71 nations as a symbol of the unity and diversity.

Symbolising the unity and diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Queens Baton Relay is one of the greatest traditions of the Commonwealth Games.  Similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, the Queen's Baton Relay which was introduced at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff is a relay around the world that held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The baton relay which traditionally begins from the Buckingham Palace carries a message from the Queen who happens to be the Head of the Commonwealth. The Queen entrusts the baton to the first relay runner who then hands it over to the next runner. The baton passes through all the commonwealth nations with one runner passing it to the other before the final relay runner hands the baton back to the Queen or her representative at  the Opening Ceremony of the Games who then reads the message and declares the games officially open.

With the 20th Commonwealth Games all set to begin at Glasgow next year. Preparation has already been made for the Queen Baton’s Relay. Though the design of the baton is yet to be unveiled, it is understood that this time the baton will travel to 71 nations and territories in seven months before arriving in Scotland for a 40 day tour across the nation. In this process the baton will cover about 190,000km which is far longer than the Olympic Torch relay and the 2010 Delhi CWG.

The baton will leave from Buckingham Palace on 9 October 2013 for Glasgow before landing in India on 11 October. From India, it will then make it make to other commonwealth countries before returning to Scotland for the final tour across the nation in June 2014. On an average the baton will spend on at least one to four days in each nation with extended days in the UK.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Why should you book a apartment near a Paris Muséum

There are many things that one can do in Paris when holidaying in the city of love and romance. From enjoying the gastronomic delights of the city to taking a walk in its beautiful gardens to cruising along the river seine to admiring the many amazing monuments of the city, Paris is every tourist delight and is the main reason why many people rate it as their favourite city and as one of the must visit destination of the world.

For any first timer visiting Paris deciding which all places he or she would like to visit can be a pretty daunting task given the wide number of things to see and to do when in Paris. There is only one way to solve this problem and that is to devote a large part of one’s time to see and visit only those places in which one has an interest. Thus, if you have an interest in museums you can think of staying in the Holiday Apartments or service apartments that are located close to the museums like

  1. ·         Musée du Louvre
  2. ·         Muséum national d'histoire naturelle
  3. ·         Musée d'Orsay
  4. ·         Les Invalides
  5. ·         Cité des Ciences et de l'Industrie
  6. ·         Grand Palais and lots more

Renting a short term let near such attractions will help you reach the destinations quickly and give you considerable amount of time enjoy things that you love. And yes do make it a point to buy one of those museum pass. Buying a Paris Museum Pass will take care of your entry requirements and give you access to over 60 museums and monuments and with unlimited number of visits. All the more reason to rent out a short term holiday rental in Paris

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Catch all the action of the ( 26 October to 30 November ) 2013 Rugby League World Cup at over 21 Venues

Book your London and Paris holiday apartments now if you don’t want to lose out on a good deal on eve of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup

If you are planning for a trip to London during the months of October and November then, now is the best time to book your holiday apartments in London, for once the 14 nations 2013 Rugby LeagueWorld Cup gets underway, it’s going to be well neigh difficult to get an accommodation of your choice and as per your budget near the match venues.
With the League World Cup being held after four long years, (the 2008 one was held in Australia), you can be very well sure that rugby fans from all over the world will be waiting with abated breath to catch the live action at over 21 venues spread across the countries of England, Wales, Ireland and France. Jointly hosted by England and Wales, the 2013 Rugby League World Cup will see around 28 matches being played amongst the countries of New Zealand, Italy, USA, Australia, England, Samoa, Wales, Fiji, France, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga and Cook Islands for a shot at sporting glory. And as is the case with every sporting event, this year's rugby world cup too will also see fans from all over the world making a beeline for this grand tournament.  Online sale of the tickets has already started and fans have started making preparation by renting out serviced apartments and buying airline tickets.

 So, irrespective of whether you are a big rugby fan or not, we would suggest that you too do the same and start booking for your apartment now least you want to lose out.

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