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Locations in India with No Summer Heat

The season of summer tires every individual, be it a college going student, or a daily working employee. At some point of time, the heat becomes unbearable for people living in the cities and the plains and plateaus. However, India has certain places where summer can’t do anything to the people who reside there. Those places are completely cool in climate and are mostly situated in hilly areas:
Auli, Uttarakhand:
A hill station situated in Uttarakhand with artificial lakes, temples, trekking and skiing spots. Even during the summer season, the climate is pretty chilled and therefore, it doesn’t let the people suffer from the sun’s heat.
Leh, Ladakh:
The high-altitude cold desert situated in the North India stays cool in climate all year. With no summer heat, you get to experience the snow-capped mountains even during the month of April.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
Despite being situated in South India, Kodaikanal is the hill station situated in the Ghats and is one of the coldest places in Summer. Definitely, Southern region residing people have this advantage to stay there to escape the summer heat.
Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Being a part of the Himalayan Region, Darjeeling keeps the summer cool and people residing there have the merit of not facing the drying heat due to the hilly regions of West Bengal.
Sikkim:
Being a North Eastern state, Sikkim goes maximum up to 24 degrees Celsius which is almost like the coolest temperature in Southern Cities. Therefore, Sikkim never knows what it feels to be under the sunlight and bearing the heat of the sun.
India explores all climatic conditions and has certain places to avoid certain disturbing climates, which are these locations, that avoid the summer heats to fall on the people, and therefore, allowing them to live peacefully.

By Saswat Mishra

The season of summer tires every individual, be it a college going student, or a daily working employee. At some point of time, the heat becomes unbearable for people living in the cities and the plains and plateaus. However, India has certain places where summer can’t do anything to the people who reside there. Those places are completely cool in climate and are mostly situated in hilly areas:
Auli, Uttarakhand:
A hill station situated in Uttarakhand with artificial lakes, temples, trekking and skiing spots. Even during the summer season, the climate is pretty chilled and therefore, it doesn’t let the people suffer from the sun’s heat.
Leh, Ladakh:
The high-altitude cold desert situated in the North India stays cool in climate all year. With no summer heat, you get to experience the snow-capped mountains even during the month of April.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
Despite being situated in South India, Kodaikanal is the hill station situated in the Ghats and is one of the coldest places in Summer. Definitely, Southern region residing people have this advantage to stay there to escape the summer heat.
Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Being a part of the Himalayan Region, Darjeeling keeps the summer cool and people residing there have the merit of not facing the drying heat due to the hilly regions of West Bengal.
Sikkim:
Being a North Eastern state, Sikkim goes maximum up to 24 degrees Celsius which is almost like the coolest temperature in Southern Cities. Therefore, Sikkim never knows what it feels to be under the sunlight and bearing the heat of the sun.
India explores all climatic conditions and has certain places to avoid certain disturbing climates, which are these locations, that avoid the summer heats to fall on the people, and therefore, allowing them to live peacefully.

By Saswat Mishra

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Extreme Sports For Adventure Junkies

Playing sports keeps us fit, but some people not only play to stay fit, but to also boost their excitement and adrenaline. And as Billie Jean said, “Champions keep playing until they get it right. Then they play more.” Therefore, some people play until they are tired of playing and not because they win or lose. Here are some extreme sports for such high-adrenaline adventurers:
Cave Diving
One of the dangerous sports that adventurers explore underwater caves. There are high chances of risk like low visibility, lighting failure, air loss and predators in the sea. Therefore, participating in this sport is like a reminder to sign the life insurance form before diving into the sea caves.
Wingsuit Flying
The higher version of adventure through sky diving is the wingsuit flying. Rather than just free falling, you also glide along with the wind with suit which makes you fly. The only danger falls when you have to land. Because, while sky diving, you don’t need to control yourself with the wind and land with the parachute opened in the midair. However, while flying, you need to stabilize your body with the wind direction and land gradually.
Heli Skiing
Skiing requires a lot of practice and balance when attempted to practice in the mountains. However, the control and the balance are more dangerous to handle you are connected to a helicopter with a harness. The lose of balance can lead to the helicopter dragging you till the base in an uneven position that can be dangerous.
Volcano Boarding
Climbing or trekking a volcanic hill is initially tiresome as it requires a lot of agility and energy to climb a hill and that too, a very steep one. As you reach the top, you get a thin plywood to board down the hill. The steep height makes it dangerous to descend with the thin board for a person, which is why a person needs to maintain its balance.
Ice Climbing
Holding ice on our hands makes it go numb, right? Well, there’s a sport that makes us climb the frozen waterfall, which is known as ice climbing. Much as dangerous as the rock climbing, the climb needs to be done with full agility and energy and should remain intact the whole climb. However, during ice climbing, the disadvantage is the holding support.
These are the few dangerous extreme sports that require high adrenaline and adventure seeking youth and individuals who have the spirit to win these sports with their energy and optimism.
By Saswat Mishra

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Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary celebrations, Here’s what you need to know

Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary celebrations kick off in March 2022 with new attractions and shows at Disneyland Paris encompasses two theme parks, and anniversary celebrations will kick off in just over a month on March 6, 2022.

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Disney fans are gearing up for a splendid celebration 30 years after Mickey Mouse began winning hearts in gay Paris. The fact that some of us never outgrow the magic of Disney is just the motivation you need to plan a trip to France this year. Disney Paris just announced what you can expect when you visit – new shows, new attractions, new themed food and drink, and special merchandise.
Disney Village and Main Street Station will feature purple hues and sparkling blue details. The characters will wear new outfits. In addition to Minnie Mouse, you’ll see Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and the rest of the gang wearing their iridescent outfits.
More than 350 new items will be available for sale in the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks – bags, jackets, mugs, limited edition key chains, headbands, and toys, among others. Sixty new dishes, delicious desserts, and innovative cocktails are available across the different food outlets in Disneyland Paris.

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New Attraction: Gardens Of Wonder and Avengers Campus
Ten different themed gardens will surround the Sleeping Beauty Castle in the new Gardens of Wonder. In honor of 30 iconic Disney and Pixar characters, 30 art sculptures will be displayed. It will be a thrill for superhero fans to explore the new Avengers Campus, which offers new restaurants, attractions, a shop, and many opportunities to take selfies with iconic Marvel characters.
New Evening Show: Disney D-Light
At Disney D-Light, familiar Disney tunes, video projections, mist, lighting effects, illuminated water jets, and – for the first time ever – 200 drones will fly in a specially choreographed routine over the castle. A new theme song, Un Monde Qui S’illumine (meaning a world that lights up), was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios by a symphony orchestra.
New Daytime Show
A new show featuring Mickey Mouse, over 30 Disney characters and dancers on the iconic floats performs several times a day in Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Plaza. Additionally, they will all be dressed in special 30th anniversary outfits.

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Looks like Ananya Panday-Ishaan Khatter and also Kiara Advani-Sidharth Malhotra all saw the tiger!

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh traveled to the same destination to ring in the year 2021 as Ananya Panday-Ishaan Khatter and Kiara Advani-Sidharth Malhotra. In the arid hills of Rajasthan, they visited Ranthambore National Park. One of the best places to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the country is in the Sawai Madhopur National Park, which covers the three districts of Sawai Madhopur, Karuali, and Kota.

There is a high probability, but no guarantee, that tourists will see the big cat in the park. Ranthambore is also home to other fauna, such as hyenas, leopards, sambar deer, langur monkeys, sloth bears, among others, as well as many bird species like Bronze-winged Jacanas, Sandpipers, Painted Spurfowls, Great Horned Owls, Painted Sandgrouses, and Nightjars. The city also has the largest banyan tree in the world.
Ranthambore National Park is named for the Ranthambore Fort, which stands tall amidst the jungle to this day. In 1973, when the shrinking forest cover and the increasing tiger population brought serious concerns, Ranthambore was designated a national park and tiger reserve. The fort dates back to the 10th century and is now one of Rajasthan’s most important historical landmarks. A Jain temple and three Hindu temples are located inside. They were both recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 2013.
There is only one way to explore the national park: through guided safaris aboard six-seater jeeps or open-top trucks (canters) for larger groups of up to 20 people. From November to January, safaris are conducted in shifts of three and a half hours, one in the morning from 7 am to 10:30 am and another in the afternoon from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. Timings may vary from year to year. Safari bookings can be handled either by your travel agency or the hotel, or you can do it yourself through the Rajasthan government’s online portal. Ranthambore’s gateway, Sawai Madhopur, offers several options for accommodation in the form of luxury villas and heritage hotels. Visit sites like Surwal Lake, Kachida Valley, Lakarda-Anantpura, Trinetra Ganesh Temple, and Jogi Mahal that are nearby the National Park.

Travel Wine & Dine

India has tastes, sensibilities very similar to Pakistan

Pakistani designer Khadija Shah, whose label Élan is making an India debut, finds both the neighbouring countries sharing the same taste and sensibilities along with similar culture and identities. She says she planned to bring the brand to India as it has received a love from here.
“India is a country with tastes and sensibilities very similar to Pakistan. We share a similar culture, history, and identities. Over the years, Élan has received a lot of love from India, from some getting in touch with us for couture and bridal wear, to others reaching us in markets like Dubai and Singapore for our ready to wear collections.

Travel Wine & Dine

Happy Birthday, Ranbir Kapoor

Undeniably, Ranbir Kapoor’s personal style is quite impressive. Be it a traditional attire or a tuxedo, Kapoor knows how to carry himself with utmost grace. As the actor turns a year older on September 28, let’s take a look at some of his best fashion statements of 2018.
While attending Sonam Kapoor’s reception ceremony, the Brashmastra actor looked dapper in a textured white kurta-pyjama combo teamed with an asymmetric bandhgala from Manish Malhotra.

Art & Culture Travel

Dia Mirza shows an unusual way to wear a sari and it gets a thumbs up from us

Dia Mirza pulls off ethnic wear with so much ease that she has been an inspiration to many. Recently, we spotted her hosting the Champions of the Earth Awards at New York alongside Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin. For the event, she chose a Payal Khandwala sari from the designer’s Gemini’18 collection and we think she looked gorgeous in it.
The grey and gold coloured sari was teamed with a top featuring an interesting neckline detailing. For the accessories, stylist Theia Tekchandaney picked a statement necklace and matching earrings. A neutral make-up palette with a gorgeous half-tied hairdo gave finishing touches to her look.

Life Style Travel

We saw people wearing bucket hats at Paris Fashion Week

Are bucket hats back for good again? If the ongoing ten day long Paris Fashion Week is any indication, it may be a good time to clean the dust off your old bucket hat and put it back on. The runway in Paris is considered to be a place where trends are set, and this season, there are a lot of bucket hats.
For those of you who want to know what a bucket hat is, it is a wide, downward-sloping hat made of cotton, wool or other heavy duty fabrics. Known to be first adopted as a high fashion item in the 1960s, it was later revived several times in both street fashion and on the ramp. In what was a thing of the ’90s, looks like it is set to hit the wardrobe again.

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