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Wonderful Pondicherry Trip

 

Pondicherry or Puducherry is an old town in South India. It was a French colony long time back so we can still see the French houses and architecture in Pondicherry. Some of the local Indian people also speak French language which is really amazing. We met a Tea shop owner who was speaking in French very fluently to a French guy.

 

Pondicherry Morning Promenade View

 

 

How to plan for the Pondicherry Trip

For Pondicherry trip You can set aside 3 to 4 days. As there are lot to cover. Temperature might be hot throughout the year hence its better to book an AC room. You can cover city pretty much in 1 hour since the area is very less but there are places which you need to spend time. I’ll cover those below. Keep reading.

 

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How to start Organic farming!

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About organic farming!

Organic farming is a term used for the farmers who grow healthier and better products in their garden without using any types of chemicals, in order to deliver more healthy and nutritious products in the market. Did you know that retail sales from Organic farming has become more than 50 billion dollar industry and its the way to go.

 

Organic farming is not very expensive to start because it does not include any pesticides or chemical fertilizers in order to grow the product. The all process in organic farming is done naturally and no artificial chemicals needed in order to become an organic farmer.

 

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Awesome Munnar, Wonderful place to visit

Wonderful Munnar

 

“You have to experience Munnar at least once in a lifetime”. I thought this is the best way of writing about my experience at Munnar – truly a paradise on Earth. Munnar is a mesmerizing Hill Station located in Kerala, God’s own Country.

 

 

Munnar which means ‘Three Rivers’ when translated in Malayalam is situated at the confluence of Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala rivers. The specialty of Munnar is its cool climate and flawless greenery. A vast area of Munnar is occupied by evergreen tea plantations and tropical forests. The Camelot Resort(More about it at the bottom) that we stayed during our visit to Munnar is actually surrounded by tea plantations on three sides and evergreen forest on the fourth side. It was really lovely and awesome to be on Top of the World with a cool breeze caressing your face every now and then.

 

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How To Become A Wildlife Photographer

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Wildlife photography is not an easy task to do , in order to become most famous wildlife photographer one must face the fear of animals and he must be aware of dangerous deadly accidents which can be happened if no safety precautions taken while doing wildlife photography.

 

It is one of the most risky and life taking job and people often apply for this job only because of the passion and their love for animals.

 

You cannot become a good wildlife photographer if you are too much conscious about your health and if you are having too much fear of animals.

 

If you want to become a successful wildlife photographer you must follow some of the tips given below.

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25 Places You Must Visit Before You Die!

25 places to visit before you die

Do you love adventures? Or are you a nature lover? This article is for you for sure. Many people always keep finding some exciting places to visit and willing to explore their incredibility. Many of us wants to visit as much beautiful places as they can to soothe their present life and to enjoy it.

 

 

People love to visit natural places and most of them write about their specialty or about their experience throughout the beautiful journey.

 

There are many places in this world, which should be visited by you if who love beauty of nature and if you love to capture beautiful nature.

 

Here is a list of some places one should visit in one’s life before death.

 

1. Pyramids of GIZA, Egypt!

It is one of the ancient wonders of the world and really amazing place to visit. The great pyramid of Giza is still standing there as a biggest unnatural architecture for about 3, 800 years.

 

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2.The great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Austria!

 

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The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest of titian beaches and is also one of the biggest wonder of the world.

 

It can be seen from space as well due to its size. One can dive in it to experience underwater life.

 

3. Salar Di Uyuni, Bolivia!

 

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It is biggest salt flat in the world, occupying 4, 086 square miles which is developed from many old lakes, it is said to be the world’s biggest mirror and a beautiful place to visit before you die.

 

4. Machu, Picchu, Peru!

 

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It’s an ancient view of the mountain on an angelic valley which looks like a beautiful scenery and a beautiful natural place to visit.

 

5. Pamukalle, Turkey!

 

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Another beautiful place to visit before you last see sun, it always amazes travelers and make them feel joyful it’s a beautiful natural area one should must visit in his life.

 

6. Victoria Falls, Zambia!

 

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Victoria Falls one of the largest water falls of the world which always inspire its visitors.

It is 354 feet high with more than 260,000 gallons of water flowing per second.

 

7. Venice, Italy!

 

 

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Venice is a beautiful place to visit in life, perfect and beautiful view will touch your heart and the canals through the roads is a really different way to travel through the area.

 

8. Lencois, maranhenses, Brazil!

 

Beautiful combination of white sand valleys and luminous blue colored sea you will love to visit which will soothe your mind.

 

9. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA!

 

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Glacier national park is one of the most beautiful views of the world which consists a lot of mountains, crystal blue lakes and forests there are about 700 miles of aisles to enjoy this wonderful place which always amazes its visitors.

 

10. Angkor wat, Cambodia!

 

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It’s an ancient holy temple of Hindu and Buddhist built in 12th century and still a beautiful place worth a visit.

 

11. Stonehenge, Amesbury, England!

 

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There are many stories revolving around this place and who believes in myths, believes these stories as well but it’s definitely a beautiful sight to visit and its worth capturing at sunsets to have a look on these glowing stones.

12. The Azores!

 

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The combination of many volcanic islands in the north of Atlantic are known as The Azores and very famous for its very beautiful geographic view.

 

13. Tianzi Mountains, China!

 

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They are located in the province of china, named Hunan. It can be viewed clearly from the cable car.

 

14. Petra, Jordan!

 

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It was found by john Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812 and it is one of the most famous places of Middle East…

 

15. Bagan, Burma!

 

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An old city in the Mandalay region of Burma. Bagan is very famous for its temples and pagodas.

 

16. Ayers Rock!

 

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Ayer’s rocks are also known as “ULURU” it is said to be biggest single rock in whole world and it’s also one of the most common landmark of Austria.

 

17. Preikestolen, Norway

 

 

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This is also known as the preacher’s pulpit and is a 600 meter high cliff which is filled by ice in winter and the view in summer is really very beautiful.

 

18. The Twelve Apostles, Australia!

 

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The huge limestone in the coast of port Campbell national park in Australia is a beautiful place to visit.

 

19. Angel Falls, Venezuela!

 

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It is located in Venezuelan jungle and is the one of the biggest water falls of the world, it is 3,211 feet high.

 

20. Ha long Bay, Vietnam!

 

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Ha long bay is famous and known for its large limestone islands which are rising out of its area.

 

21. The Wave, Arizona!

 

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These sandstone located near the Arizona and border of Utah and is really popular for its colorful view.

 

22. The Maldives!

 

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One can never ever miss Maldives to visit before you pass on. It is one of the most beautiful beach in the world and famous for its soothing natural sight.

 

23. Monument Valley, Utah!

 

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The bunch of sandstone in monument valley are famous for its 1,000 feet high sandstone.

 

24. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand!

 

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After the destruction from tsunami it is still visited by thousands of visitors and tourists every year for its beauty.

 

25. Socotra, Yemen!

 

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This is very famous for its very different floras and fauna this is one of the most visited place in the world.

That’s all Folks 🙂 .. Have a great time if you visit these places.. Comment below if you like this article.

Birding

Birding

A birder is someone who watches birds. The term birder is used interchangeably with bird watcher. However, there are people who believe these words have different meaning. Most people believe that a birder is someone who will normally go for a very long distance to watch birds; it is more of an adventure to them. Bird watchers on the other hand are believed to watch birds near their homes and sometimes in their back yards. Different people have different opinions about this. However, the terms basically mean the same thing. Birding is a very fun activity and can be quite exhilarating.

 

How to Become a Birder

Majority of the people who are involved in birding are passionate about watching birds and learning more about the different species for fun and research purposes. Birding is however a great hobby. It is an activity that will enable you to learn a lot and will also make you very adventurous. This is because as you continue, you will want to see more and more birds and to do that; you will need to travel to different locations.

 

There is no specific way of becoming a birder. With the right equipment, you can start bird watching in the simplest way possible. It is however advisable to join a person who has a lot of experience in bird watching. This is important because they are able to give you some tips on where to find the birds, how to use the field guide and they are able to share the experience with you.

 

Birding alone for the first time can be really boring especially if you do not know the different types of birds or what to look at. It is therefore important to get company from someone who is passionate and has been doing it for a while.

 

Equipment required for Birding

Binoculars
There are certain things you require to start birding. First and foremost, you need a pair of binoculars with high quality lenses. These are important because they make it possible for you to watch birds that are a distance away. The other things a birder needs are field guides, cameras and high quality lenses. A field guide is a simple guide for birders that has a number of pictures of different birds. When you see different birds, you can compare them with the pictures in your field guide in order to know which bird is which and what they are called.

 

Bushnell Falcon 7x35 Binoculars with Case

 

It is very important to be careful when choosing binoculars. This is because there are different types of binoculars in the market. To make sure you have the best binoculars for you, there are several things you should consider.

 

First and foremost, you need to consider the price of the binoculars and your budget. You need to consider your budget because it enables you to narrow down your search to the binoculars that fall within your price range. You also need a pair that is easy to carry and is comfortable on your eyes. The comfort of the binoculars is mainly determined by how easy it is for you to see through the lens.

 

Last but not least, you need to consider how light the binoculars are. This is important because birding may involve long distance walking. You need to carry very light equipment in order to get far ad see as many birds as possible.

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Field Guides
When it comes to field guides, there are two types. There is one that uses illustrations and drawings of birds to give you an idea of the type of birds and there is the one that uses drawings. Birders have different preferences when it comes to field guides. It is advisable to have a look at both types in order to decide which one among the two would work the best for you.

 

Field guides are normally found in book shops and are quite affordable. Another tip on choosing field guides is to choose depending on the side of the country you live. For instance, if you live on the eastern side, it is advisable to go for a field guide that has information on the eastern part only. This is important because it makes it easier for you to match the birds you see since most of them will be include in the guide.

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Camera & Lenses
When choosing lenses and cameras, it is important to ensure you go for the best in the market. This is because you need high quality pictures in order to be able to identify the different birds you see and to make your experience even more enjoyable.

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How to Find Birds

The great thing about birding is the fact that birds can be found anywhere all over the planet. Most people who are just starting out start by watching the birds from their back yard and as they get more experienced, they move to specific locations. It is important to start with places around your home, parks and other nearby places. The best places are where there are trees since birds are likely to be on trees since they rely on trees to build their nests.

 

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kottayam, Kerala, India.

 

Correct Location
There is no correct location when it comes to bird watching. You simply need to go where the birds are. Places that have a lot of trees tend to have the most birds compared to those that do not. You can join a bird watching club or join a birder who has been doing it for a while. This will help you identify the different and best places to watch birds in your areas and will make it more fun for you.
Seasons
Seasons are very important when you are a birder. This is because bird numbers are affected with changes in the seasons. During spring and fall, birds tend to migrate to different locations. In these seasons, you will be able to spot a large number of birds since they normally move in groups. In the winter, you will not be able to see as many birds since most of them migrate to other places.

The breeding season is another season where birds are not in large numbers. In this season, you can visit the birds’ nests but it is important to be very careful not to disturb the birds since this is a very important stage in their lifecycle. Again, having a friend who is an experienced birder will enable you to know where to find birds during different seasons.

 

Movies & Videos

One of the good movie which you can watch is “The Big Year”, It’s a very interesting movie and its about competition held every year in US for bird watching. The people who identify and mark the maximum number of birds in a year would win this competition.  In this movie you can see top 3 stars fighting to win the Big Year. I liked this movie because for me who love birds, this is kind of interesting and adventurous.

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Videos about Bird Watching

Adventures in Bird watching

 

That’s all Folks, Enjoy good time watching birds. Its really worth it.