A Refreshing Trip to Mukurthi National Park

Ooty or Ooctacamund is a little paradise nestled within the Indian territories. It is blessed with the wonderful creatures of Mother Nature, providing shelter and care to thousands of life creatures. If you ever want to explore the deep rooted treasures of Ooty then book Ooty sightseeing packages for a hassle-free trip. World-wide renowned Mukurthi National Park is housed just off the western coast of this magnificent hill station. This immaculate park is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The park showcases a wonderful amalgamation of shrub lands and montane grasslands. It is sprinkled with sholas at high altitude areas with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and freezing temperature. This marvelous park is a home of myriad hues of flora and fauna including the endangered species. Some of the species of plants cannot be found in any part of the planet except for this park. It houses over two-hundred species of grasslands. Nature lovers love to explore this park as they get to find at least one different species of exotic plants in even the remotest corner of the park. It has been the home of various species of fauna over the centuries including saleas, wild dogs, tigers, langur, rhododendrons, and impatiens. In fact this park has the highest density of impatiens in the entire planet. Now, this park nests exclusive endangered species of fauna including Asian elephant and tiger. However, the Niligiri tahr, which is a mammal, still dominates Mukurthi. Even adventure freaks can find something good to do in this little park. Trekking, rock climbing, camping, and cave exploration are some of the fun activities that one can try out here.

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The recent studies of the park has shown that it needs restoration to protect the endangered species, and for a healthy breeding of the same. Let not this study prevent you from booking Ooty holiday packages to dig out this tranquil park.

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The Swing at the End of the World

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There’s a swing on the edge of a cliff in Ecuador. It has no safety measures and is called the ‘Swing at the End of the World’. It’s a tourist attraction and in order to get there, you have to hike up the path to Bellavista from Banos, until you reach a viewpoint and a seismic monitoring station named La Casa del Árbol (The Tree-house).

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Best Romantic Films Set in Paris

Paris, with its evergreen persona, a sugar-coated romantic profile and a powerful touristy status, has always featured in the wish-list of honeymooners and photographers. So, the market for Paris honeymoon packages has remained unaffected despite the entry of new unconventional European destinations like Prague and Netherlands.

Over the decades, plenty of films (mostly romantic) have portrayed this ‘City of Lights’ in its all-colorful glory. It would be fair to say that many of those films have done better business than they would have done had they been set in some other part of the world.

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Queen

One of the better films to have come out in recent times is ‘Queen’. A Bollywood blockbuster, it has the quirky Kangana in the lead and is a soul-stirring movie which can be called romantic as well as soothing. Despite some sexed up dialogues, this film is largely about self-discovery and is a winner right from reel one to the final credits since it romanticizes life in a realistic and relatable manner.

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An Evening in Paris

Back in the past, an all-time favorite Shammi Kapoor classic titled ‘An Evening in Paris’ is set almost entirely in the French capital. With a string of melodious songs and a psychedelic portrayal of this cheesy city, this movie struck all the right cords and still mesmerizes single girls during its television reruns.

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

For those who swear by Hollywood flicks, the most mention-worthy films are ‘Last Tango in Paris’, ‘An American in Paris’ and ‘Everyone Says I love you’.

Then there is ‘French Kiss’ which starred the heartthrob Meg Ryan as the female lead and is another memorable film set in this city. Its Bollywoodized version called ‘Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha’ that starred Kajol and Ajay Devgun was also set partially in Paris and did excellent business at the box office.

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Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha

Film-makers from both India and Hollywood are so smitten by this city that someone once joked that film-making is amongst the most popular things to do in Paris.

In fact, if you are a tourist, you can make your own film (so what, if it’s in a handycam or in your Galaxy Grand)!

Ishq in Paris

Ishq in Paris

Preity Zinta seems to have run out of luck (thanks to ageing and the birth of Y-gen actresses viz. Katrina, Deepika and blah blah). We don’t want to rub salt on her wounds, but even Paris couldn’t save her latest release ‘Ishq in Paris’ which disappeared faster than the Malaysian airline.