Archive for March, 2013

  • The Arubathimoovar Festival Of the 63 Nayanmars in Chennai
    The Arubathimoovar Festival Of the 63 Nayanmars in Chennai
    The Arubathimoovar Festival is a festival that is always in the news in the months of March and April in Chennai in South India. Held in celebration of the deities of the ancient and famous Kapaleeshwar temple in Mylapore in Chennai every year, this year it is being celebrated  from  March 1 to April 30, 2013. This unique Indian festival is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva’s 63 saints or Arubathimoovar or 63 Nayanmars who led a life of self mortification and devotion. The tradition is to take out a procession of the bronze idols of these 63 saints with pomp and grandeur. Devotees come from across the state of Tamil Nadu to attend the festival which been taking place since four centuries and more. Preparations begin at least  before a month and a half. There is no space to stand outside the temple during this time. It is really  [...]
    Posted at March 29th, 2013 at 12:03 am
  • Unmissable South American Travels
    Unmissable South American Travels
    When you are in South America, the Patagonian land is one place you should surely not miss. The surroundings provide you with a beautiful feeling of being in the right place at the right time. Amongst the ideas to make your South American travel interesting, a visit to Patagonia is surely a fantastic one and is really a must do in travels to this part of the world. With a sea of nothingness and lovely sights of bunch grasses in desolate areas, the tours here are filled with awe and surprise. The harsh climate of the steppe region makes the landscape here very interesting and unique. The howling winds only complement the different experience here and tourists come back with a cherished travel kitty of estancias or ranches and god forsaken villages. The place has been in existence since hundreds of years and they bring out the spirit  [...]
    Posted at March 14th, 2013 at 01:03 am
  • Top 5 Cars for Driving Holidays
    Top 5 Cars for Driving Holidays
    To road trip or not to road trip, that is not the question Direct Car Excess is asking. The foremost decision in embarking upon that cross-country adventure is not the route to take, not the accommodations along the way, not even the national treasures that are a must-see. It is the wheels! No matter what stage of life someone is embracing, whether it is student, family, midlife crisis or those golden years, the how to get there is vital. Keeping fundamental criteria in mind when choosing a vehicle, such as fuel economy, reliability, comfort, safety and road handling capacity is imperative to the success of the long road trip; however neglecting to consider the overall image of the vehicle with a nod to luxury and sportiness would be a flaw. With that in mind, here is a list of five ideal companions for your next long journey. Amid  [...]
    Posted at March 10th, 2013 at 10:03 pm
  • Temples of Asia
    Temples of Asia
    Asia is a land of temples, destinations, and lovely locales. One can find the best of travel delights and tour luxuries Lets see which are the temple locales that are best visited in Asian tours. Visit Bhutan, which is a lovely destination and has magnificent temple structures. Go to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and see how this unique construction is balanced on a cliff that is at a height of 3000 feet. Located in Paro Valley this is a wonderfully built structure and has a legend attached to it. It is said that Guru Rinpoche meditated in this cave and spread the religion around. Earlier known as Taktshang Goemba, this monastery is open only to the Buddhists and is out of limits for tourists. The Wat Rhon Khun temple also called the White Temple is another temples of Asia. A very revered Buddhist temple destination this has  [...]
    Posted at March 1st, 2013 at 05:03 am