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One of the best places I have ever seen where there is scrumptous food, culture, architecture all thrown in together. A canal runs in the midst of the city and malls and restaurants run parallel to this canal. You find ducks randomly roaming around among the crowd. There is so much energy in the place that it automatically charges you. Visit this place preferably after dusk.
Harike Bird Sanctuary
Another spot which not every tourist visits is the Harike Pattan Bird Sanctuary which I visited. In 1982, Harike Pattan was officially declared a bird sanctuary and in 1992 it was identified as one of the sites for conservation under the Indian National Wetland Programme. Harike Pattan is today a vital staging post and winter home to waterfowl, including some globally threatened species and is the second largest bird sanctuary of India. Harike Pattan becomes a refuge to over 361 species of birds, 140 of who believed to breed here, throughout the year. I could not spend so much time, but I sure did spend one whole day at the Sanctuary and the environment and would have loved to spend more in the flora and fauna.
Fambong Lho Wildlife sanctuary
For nature lovers and those looking for a short hiking experience around Gangtok, a must visit is the Fambong Lho Wildlife sanctuary. Situated around 20 km from Gangtok, the sanctuary is a green heaven which bursts into colours from April to July when the rhododendrons burst into bloom. The sanctuary is the home of Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Snow leopard, Civet Cat and numerous varieties of birds. The trail through the sanctuary is well laid out and of average difficulty. It houses a small restaurant which provides sumptuous snacks to recharge oneself after the hiking experience.
The Space Museum
You are probably wondering, of all the museums I would choose to see the space museum. I have always been fascinated about space. Some of us, at one point in our childhood, have said, I want to be an astronaut. I did. Entrance Fee is 200 RUB (35 NOK). You are allowed to take photos but you have to pay for it, 200 RUB. If you are interested on space travel, this is a place that you should see.
5.Blue Lake Cave
A South American Indian contributed in making history with discovery of this cave less than a hundred years ago. It is located in the Bonito Municipality of Brazil. As exploration gained momentum a fossil of mammoth was discovered by divers in the lake of this cave. The best time to visit it is during the morning hours when the sun shines. The cobalt blue waters of the lake cast magic in the traveller’s eye.
See sunset in the countryside
Siem Reap is surrounded by an incredible mass of countryside that provides some insight into the make-up of this bustling city. The latest adventure trend here is to go quad biking where you can bump along the orange dirt tracks, whizz past the endless canvas of flat green land and then watch the sunset over the paddy fields.
This welcome addition to Bund 18 provides what other bars on the strip categorically don’t: restrained elegance. The demure, airy marble interior with green foliage harks back to days gone by, without resorting to the usual dark leather-heavy deco furniture. DJs and a dance-floor keep Lounge 18 in the present day, albeit with a suitably loungy and soulful house playlist. There is no terrace, but windows look out on to the river, and there is a de rigeur ‘creative space’ with art exhibitions.
1st avenue mall
1st Avenue mall has a few things you can do. Firstly, for the females, get yourself some manicure and pedicure which is at a really affordable price while the guys can find a shop which offers full body massage, ear waxing etc. There is also an arcade for the children to have fun in. There is a Karaoke place at the top level behind the hotpot store that has this really premium room that cost less than $30 per hour. If you're a karaoke freak as my family are, you would be there every single night for 4 hours till the wee hours. The hotpot is also another recommended restaurant to indulge in a very appealing supper. They offer Tom Yum, Chicken, Herbs base with assorted vegetable, seafood, noodles that can go as low at 15RM/person. Check out this store in Penang known as the "Brand Store" where you can get really cheap haul of clothing. Search hard enough and you can get loads of gems. Especially for guys who always complain that clothings are expensive, trust me, they are really cheap. They can go as low as 30RM each piece and some items are 1 for 1!
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Huge chandeliers, exquisite paintings & upholstery lent all the grandeur to the place. We listened to our free audio guides and discovered all sorts of interesting facts while marvelling at the detail in every room.The audio guides really helped the tour. We were most excited when we saw 'Tipu Sultan's crown' in the exhibit rooms... So royal & beautiful..ofcourse the excitement lasted for a minute coz it also meant , it was taken when the British Ruled India… well past is past…