Tuesday, 13 March 2018

These are the Most-Loved Film Locations. How many of these Iconic Landmarks can you Identify?

There are many locations which we see frequently on screen - be it at your home or at theatres. A list has been compiled which has come up with top 20 most-loved, frequently-used filming locations for TV as well as films.

New York Filming Locations
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It has been revealed that Central Park in New York is officially the most sought-after and most liked set location for the entertainment industry. According to The Independent, the park has appeared 231 times in various movies such as ‘Superman Returns’, ‘Men in Black II’, and ‘John Wick’.

Most of the most-used film locations came out to be in the UK and the USA. Ironically, only one location outside these two countries made it to the list.

UK trailed behind with just 25,786 movies and TV shows shot in the country in contrast with US’ figure of 139,506.

Here is the complete compilation:

1. Central Park, New York (Most iconic films: The Devil’s Advocate, Spiderman 3)

2. Venice Beach, California (Most iconic films: The Big Lebowski, He’s Just Not That Into You)

3. Greenwich Village, New York (Most iconic films: 13 Going On 30, Julie & Julia)

4. Astoria, New York (Most iconic films: Arthur, Private Parts)

5. Williamsburg, New York (Most iconic films: Don’t Say A Word, Sherlock Holmes)

6. UCLA, California (Most iconic films: Scream 2, Hancock)

7. Coney Island, New York (Most iconic films: Brooklyn, The Other Guys)

8. Times Square, New York (Most iconic films: The Devil Wears Prada, Burn After Reading)

9. University of British Columbia, Canada (Most iconic films: Fifty Shades of Grey, She’s The Man)

10. Harlem, New York (Most iconic films: Get Him To The Greek, Limitless)

11. South Bank, London (Most iconic films: About A Boy, Austin Powers - Goldmember)

12. Greenpoint, New York (Most iconic films: The Yards, The Visitor)

13. Hollywood Boulevard, California (Most iconic films: Borat, Mulholland Drive)

14. Canary Wharf, London (Most iconic films: Casino Royale, Batman Begins)

15. Piccadilly Circus, London (Most iconic films: Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Dark Knight)

16. Trafalgar Square, London (Most iconic films: Children Of Men, 28 Days Later)

17. Griffith Observatory, California (Most iconic films: La La Land, Transformers)

18. Old Royal Naval College, London (Most iconic films: Les Miserables, The Iron Lady)

19. East Village, New York (Most iconic films: Donnie Brasco, We Own The Night

20. Big Bear Lake, California (Most iconic films: City of Angels, Magnolia)

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Travel in 2018: These 10 Breathtaking Destinations are a must on your Travel Bucket List

March 2018 

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The best way to look forward to a new year is by planning your travel and making a bucket list. But it can be tough to pick a place when there are a million possibilities. So, to make your life easy, we recommend these 10 beautiful destinations that have something for everyone:

1) Bratislava, Slovakia: This 18th-century town is known for its lively bars and cafes. It is inexpensive compared to the rest of western Europe, making it the perfect destination for budget travellers. There are mountains dotted with hiking and cycling trails and it’s a pedestrian-only town, which makes it ideal for long romantic walks.

2) Marrakesh, Morocco: Called the ‘Red City’, Marrakesh is magical any time of the year. Explore the souks, gardens, palaces, and mosques in all their historic glory. It’s a shoppers paradise with markets filled with traditional textile, pottery, and jewellery.

3) Fiji: Made of 333 picture perfect islands tucked away in the South Pacific, Fiji is an ideal destination for a tropical beach holiday. There are many activities on offer — sky diving and dirt biking, to river rafting and scuba diving.

4) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Head to this buzzing city to experience Ethiopia’s rich culture and traditional crafts. Visit the National Museum where prehistoric fossils are on display. When in Addis Ababa, drink a macchiato at Tomoca Coffee, share a plate of injera, and soak into the Ethio jazz scene.

5) Jamaica: This Caribbean island is a pretty hot honeymoon destination. Most of its resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, known for its British colonial architecture. The birthplace of reggae music, it’s home to the Bob Marley Museum.
6) The Azores, Portugal: These islands are known for their dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, and blue hydrangeas. Recently, air restrictions to this region were eased, which means more choices and cheaper fares. So, book right now.

7) Yokohama, Japan: Known as the second largest metropolis, Yokohama is just a 20-minute train ride from Tokyo. It’s got the appeal of a bayside location, interesting architecture, microbreweries, and good food.

8) Tasmania, Australia: This island state is known for its wilderness, extreme temperatures (something you’d not associate with Australia) and many parks and reserves. Visit Hobart, its capital for Georgian warehouses converted into galleries, open-air museums, and picturesque landscape.

9) Finland: Travel like the star couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli to Finland, which is the perfect destination for an end-of-the-year travel. During December, it gets converted into a winter wonderland. You can chase the Northern Lights, or stay cosy in front of a fire.

10) Šolta, Croatia: Croatia is made of over 1,200 islands, but travel between these was cumbersome. However, now with the introduction of UberBOAT in 2018, it is easy to navigate around the pristine beaches and medieval villages. Šolta is known for its seaside bars, open-air restaurants, and beach clubs.

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Friday, 23 February 2018

Long Weekends 2018 : Plan Your Public Holiday Weekend Getaways

Skyscanner India brings to you a list of perfect long weekends and getaways that will help make 2018 a year punctuated with regular vacations!

Long weekends from January to March

Republic Day: January 26th-29th
Holi: March first fourth
Great Friday/Easter: March 29th-April first

An all-time tourist favourite for both Indians and foreigners, this destination needs no introduction. Itineraries vary from person to person, depending on your interests. You can slip into hippie mode, hang out at clubs, spoil your taste buds at the famous eateries, patronise street hotspots, or be a time explorer and visit churches and architecture left behind by the Portuguese in Old Goa. Goa will also let you sample luxury at its exclusive resorts and try your luck at its casinos. A visit in January offers the added bonus of great weather.

The Pink City is another great place to visit during a long weekend in these months. Explore Jaipur glorious past in the world-famous observatory Jantar Mantar, its palaces and forts such as the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal, or enjoy local cuisine on the streets. Most of the city’s fine dining establishments and hotels are set in old forts and palaces, so do set out an evening in your schedule to explore how tradition meets modern hospitality.

India’s most famous metropolis is worth a visit if you’re planning a short weekend getaway and January would be perfect weather for a city break. Enjoy the beaches such as Juhu or Chowpatty, shop at those humungous malls such as Palladium, Oberoi or Phoenix, go sightseeing at Churchgate or Marina Drive, or dig into delicious food at its iconic eateries with cuisines both local and foreign – Mumbai has something in store for everyone.

Long Weekends 2018
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Long weekends from April to June

Buddha Purnima: April 28th-30th
Eid: June fifteenth seventeenth

A bustling metropolis, Pune is an ideal tourist spot. Besides the city’s fun night life, there are also many monuments and parks such as Sinhagad and Aga Khan Palace that you can visit during the day. History buffs will find the place appealing because of unique museums such as the Blades of Glory Cricket Museum and Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railway.

Looking to relax, shop, party, take nature walks, sprawl on a beach and delve into history all in one holiday? The answer is Bangkok. Explore the city’s historic Buddhist shrines such as the Wat Arun or Wat Phra Kaew, visit the Grand Palace, shop at bustling MBK Centre or Terminal 21, explore wild and sea life at Safari World, explore rainforest or unwind at spas – Bangkok has it all.

Another all-time favourite full of sites and attractions, Dubai is a must on a long weekend list. With attractions like the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and others such as the Burj al Arab, desert safaris, Lego Land, the Dubai Marina, the Dubai Mall, and the Dubai Aquarium, Dubai is an all-in-one package. Looking for off season discounts? Summer is the best, though hot, time to visit.

Long weekends from July to September

Independence Day: August 15th-19th
Janamashtmi: September 1st-3rd
Gandhi Jayanti: September 29th-October 2nd

A very family friendly destination, Singapore is full of surprises. Check out Universal Studios, exotic nature parks, the Night Safari and the Singapore Zoo, shop at Vivo city or Orchard Road, get a panoramic view of the city from the Singapore Eye or do something off beat like watching a play at the Esplanade theatres or exploring the Gardens by the Bay.

A year-round destination, Colombo has a mysterious charm. Spend your time at the National Museum and the Dutch Museum, beaches, temples such as the Buddhist temple or Raj Maha Vihara, shop at the Arcade Independence Centre or enjoy the wildlife at the Zoological Gardens, Colombo is the place to go to if you are looking to rejuvenate yourself. The off season runs from June to September, so this would be the best time to avail discounts.

An archipelago full of wonder, Bali is definitely worth checking out. Explore marine life at the Bali Safari and Marine Park, relax at the many beaches, explore volcanoes such as Mount Batur or indulge in water sports – a visit to Bali will be one worth remembering. At this time, the weather would be perfect for all these activities.

Long weekends from October to December

Dusshera: October 19th-21st
Diwali: November 7th-11th
Christmas: December 22nd-25th

Kuala Lumpur
Explore marine life at Aquaria KLCC, delve into history at the Batu Caves, National Mosque or National Museum, go sightseeing at the iconic Petronas Towers, City Centre and Merdeka Square and shop at some of Asia’s largest shopping malls such as the Pavilion or Star Hill Gallery; Kuala Lumpur never fails to impress.

New Delhi
The national capital is definitely worth checking out during this period, since it will have a festive vibe and good weather. You can either take a heritage tour across the city’s historic monuments such as the Red Fort or Qutub Minar, shop at the humungous malls such as DLF or ambience, dine at the finest establishments or go clubbing.

A city full of history from colonial and Mughal times, Lucknow is the perfect place for a weekend trip. Check out the Bara and Chota Imambara, Chattar Manzil and the Rumi Darwaza, or get a feel of the colonial period at the 1857 Residency Museum, Satkhanda and Hussainbad clock tower, which is amongst the largest in India. You can also treat your taste buds to local cuisine and the famous biriyani at local eateries.

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Friday, 16 February 2018

The Popular Beaches of Andaman Islands Complete Your Trip to This Beautiful Archipelago

Andaman, the picturesque island archipelago in the middle of the Bay of Bengal is blessed with some of the best beaches in India. The stunning beaches in Andaman are a lure for a visit to the heavenly islands. Blessed with unrivalled beauty, romantic setting, adventure activities and myriad experiences, these beaches are the perfect spots for a pleasant holiday. Take a break from the monotonous network of bustling city life.
Check out our list of best beaches you must visit on your holiday in Andaman.

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Radhanagar Beach

Featuring in the top ten beaches in the world, Radhanagar Beach is undoubtedly the best. Azure water, white shining sand, exceptional sunset views and plush greenery makes it perfect place to unwind in the lap of Mother Nature. Don’t forget to buy souvenir from the shacks.

Things to do at Radhanagar Beach
Swimming, Sunbathing and Basking in the sun are the top things to do at the Radhanagar Beach.
Location – Havelock Island

Elephant Beach

Featuring stunning coral reefs, calm ambiance and smooth silky white sand, Elephant Beach is one of the famous beaches in India. Get bewitched by exploring its underwater marine life. Even the means to reach here is also exciting. Fetch a boat or trek through a thick jungle to get to the shore.

Things to do at Elephant Beach
Elephant Beach provides excellent opportunities for snorkeling & scuba diving, underwater sea walk and Jet Ski ride.
Location – Havelock Island

Vijaynagar Beach

Keep you cameras ready for clicking a few pics surrounded by the pristine Mahua trees and picturesque location of the Vijaynagar Beach. Beach no. 5 offers serenity which is exquisite in nature. Cerulean sky and crystal clear shallow water present a visual retreat and make it an ideal place for honeymooners.

Things to do at Vijaynagar Beach
Surfing and swimming can be enjoyed to the heart’s content at the Vijaynagar Beach.
Location – Havelock Island

Kala Pathar Beach

Another feather added in the cap of Andaman Islands in terms of beaches is Kala Pathar Beach. The emerald water, shiny sand and clear sky complement each other very well. Tie a hammock, lie down and read a book. The beach is a must visit destination in India for solitude seekers.

Things to do at Kala Pathar Beach
Kala Pathar Beach is ideal for swimming and sun bathing.
Location – Havelock Island

Corbyn’s Cove Beach

Corbyn’s Cove is an untouched beach in Port Blair. Fringed with coconut trees and presenting a majestic view, the beach is a paradise for nature lovers and best family holiday destination. Plan an excursion or picnic here and cherish the best moments of your life. Sit comfortably on the chairs or chase the waves as they return after wetting your feet.

Things to do at Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Indulge in watersports, sip in sweet coconut water, enjoy a leisure stroll and shopping from the beach shacks are the best things to do at Corbyn’s Cove Beach.
Location – Port Blair

Wandoor Beach

Head towards the scenic Wandoor Beach for spending a quality time with your loved ones. Stroll along the crystal clear water and let the soothing environment calm your senses. The natural caves formed with passage of time add fun to the quotient.

Things to do at Wandoor Beach
Swimming, Coral sighting, clicking pictures with uprooted trees are the best things to do at Wandoor Beach.
Location – Port Blair

Lalaji Bay Beach

Azure water and the white sparkling sand at the Lalaji Bay Beach portray an eye pleasing scenario. Green coconut palms and superb marine life are an added attractions. Hire a dinghy or delight in a small trek to reach this famous beach in Andaman. A soul warming experience awaits for you!

Things to do at Lalaji Bay Beach
The list of top things to do at Lalaji Bay Beach includes swimming, spotting dolphins, snorkeling and bird watching.
Location – Long Island

Chidiya Tapu Beach

‘Bird Island and ‘Sunset Point’ are the other sobriquet given to Chidiya Tapu Beach. Bask in the beauty of the drowning sun while capturing the exceptional natural phenomenon. Adventure enthusiasts can spend some extra time by following a trekking trail to Munda Pahad. After reaching the Munda Pahad don’t forget to pay attention to an extended black cliff with seascape.

Things to do at Chidiyatapu Beach
Bird watching and trekking are the fun activities to be tried at the Chidiyatapu Beach.
Location – Port Blair

Bharatpur Beach

Bharatpur Beach is a home to rich coral reefs and hence is known as the ‘Coral Kingdom’. A trip to Andaman can’t be concluded without halting at this beach. Glittering sand, ultramarine water and distant jungles add to the charm of the destination. The shallow water can even evoke the feelings of non-swimmers to learn some swimming strokes.

Things to do at Bharatpur Beach
Enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, underwater viewing by glass bottom boats, coral watching and swimming at the Bharatpur Beach.
Location – Neil Island

Laxmanpur Beach

If you love the color play during the sunset then Laxamanpur Beach is the ideal place for you. Dotting the skyline with various hues of orange, yellow and red, the popular beach in Andaman is frequented during evening. A few lucky ones can even spot a sea cow. Collect the sea shell and take them with you as a souvenir.

Things to do at Laxmanpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach proves to be the best for snorkeling, taking a closer view of the marine life, swimming and sunbathing.
Location – Neil Island

Kalipur Beach

An excursion to Kalipur Beach is sure to enthrall you with spectacular views of the Saddle Peak. Nothing is better than enjoying a romantic evening with your consort while walking hand in hand along the magnificent shores. Another thing that will be cherished forever is to see how turtle lay their eggs and how baby turtles are set free into the sea.

Things to do at Kalipur Beach
Trek to Saddle Peak, pin point a sea turtle, swimming, spotting a jellyfish and snorkeling
Location – Diglipur

Ross & Smith Islands

Walking on the sandbar between the Ross and Smith Islands can make your day. Don’t get tricked by the illusion of the sandbar during the low tides and its escaping during the high tide. Experience the village life at the Smith Island and take away with you memories to be cherished forever.

Things to do at Ross & Smith Islands
Hopping from one island to another, snorkeling, swimming, Island camping, watch the coral reefs, sunbathing and scuba diving are the top things to do at Ross and Smith Islands.
Location – Diglipur

Merk Bay Beach

One of the lesser known beaches in Andaman Island, Merk Bay Beach pleases with breathtaking views of the surroundings. A day trip to this beach with white sand includes beach walking and boat riding. Since, the island on which this beach lies is inhabited, you won’t be comprising with your privacy during your honeymoon.

Things to do at Merk Bay Beach
Snorkeling, swimming, dolphin spotting and bird watching, scuba diving and beach activities can be whole heartedly enjoyed at the Merk Bay Beach.
Location – North Passage Island

Sitapur Beach

Neil Island houses some of the best beaches in Andaman. Sitapur Beach is one amongst them. The pristine beach is famed for its plush foliage, white sand, sapphire water and bounties of nature. Click the best pictures with amazing backdrop. The beach also holds the title of ‘Sunrise Beach’ for showcasing gorgeous sunrise views.

Things to do at Sitapur Beach
Sitapur Beach offers best opportunities for swimming, relaxing, exploring small caves and photography.
Location – Neil Island

Little Andaman Island

Although titled as ‘Little Andaman Island’ but this archipelago is one of the largest Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Island boasts of a myriad of sun-kissed beaches, waterfalls and nature’s bounty. Butter Bay is one of the gems of the Island and is a warm weather destination in India.

Things to do at Little Andaman Island
Visit the incredible waterfalls, white sandy beaches, enjoy boating through the creeks, go for surfing and bask in the jungle safari.
Location – Southern side of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
When in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you won’t come to know how time flies by while exploring these popular beaches.

Best Time to Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Weather remains pleasant at Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the months of October to mid-May. Thus, it is the best time to visit Andaman Island.

How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Island can be reached by two means only that is either by flight or by sea.There are regular flights from Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. However, Visakhapatnam also facilitates flights on specific days.

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