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PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR: THE NEWEST ATTRACTION AT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA

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Walt Disney World has always been everyone’s go to place, to visit and meet with their beloved animation or movie characters. But on May 27th, 2017, Walt Disney World Florida just opened their newest attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The newest addition is named Pandora – The World of Avatar and yes, here you get to visit the moon of Pandora, the land the Na’vi people from the James Cameron’s film Avatar. Just get your tickets online and indulge in the various adventures and experiences this new world has in store for you.

The Land of PandoraThe Land of Pandora

According to Disney’s own representative’s word, the land and landscape of this new world called Pandora embodies the role of an actor. There are no actors dressed in blue to pull you into this world and make it believable. Instead, it is the role of the world itself, to make you feel like you have entered into a completely new and extraordinary realm. At Pandora’s entrance, a sign welcomes you to the Valley of Mo’Ara and provides a map. The landscape is filled with bioluminescent Pandoran flora, beautiful waterfalls, mountainous terrain and flowing streams. However, the piece de resistance of the landscape is a 156 feet all floating mountain, which truly gives this place an other-worldly look.

The Rides of PandoraThe Rides of Pandora

There are two main rides in this world of Pandora. Albeit the signs of these rides aren’t really visible to keep up with the immersive nature of the land, the rides themselves do not fall short in any way. The rides you can experience in this world are truly memorable and offer an experience like no other.

First of the two rides called Na’vi River Journey, is a traditional ‘dark ride’ of Disney amusement parks. You go on a restful and calm boat journey through a river. During your ride, you see colourful glowing plants, moving shadows of lizards over your head. An animatronic Shaman of Song sings a beautiful tune as you continue on your path and emerge at the end of the ride.

The second ride is vastly different than the first one. This ride called the Avatar Flight of Passage is a 3D simulator ride. You will get to revisit and go through some of the movie’s most stunning landscapes on this ride. You’ll also get to see a full sized Na’vi floating in a chamber when you visit the science lab which is a part of this ride. After that, you’ll have to board some scooter-like vehicles, put on some 3D glasses and fly through flocks of banshees, past a rushing waterfall, through some dense forests and caves.

The Food of Pandora

Last but not the least, one of the main attraction of this new attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the food you can taste at Satu’li Canteen. You’ll get to sample some of the most innovating other-worldly dishes that the chefs of this place have managed to create. The restaurant is decorated with Na’vi art and cultural items. Treat yourself to a popular Na’vi drink Pongu Pongu, or indulge in a rather futuristic looking cheesecake. Pandora – The World of Avatar will continue to amuse you through every possible way.

5 Things To Do On A Perfect Costa Rican Getaway

Covered in rainforests, known for rich biodiversity, and featuring both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, Costa Rica is an exotic Central American getaway. The international airport in San José makes the country more accessible than many other Caribbean and Central American destinations, and if you’re curious about the region it might just be the perfect place to start your trip. Here are five of the best things to do while you’re there.

Visit The Gold Coast

Much of the natural beauty of Costa Rica is tied to its rich rainforests. But visiting the gold coast, on the northern end of the Pacific side of the country, you’ll find a drier and more diverse area. There are small villages, gorgeous white sand beaches, volcanoes on the horizon, and national parks in close proximity. Other than simply hanging out on the beaches, the main attraction is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which is known for its nine volcanic craters. It’s generally safe to visit, though one travel site cautions that this collection of peaks are the most active in the region!

Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest

This is a massive natural reserve that showcases what makes Costa Rica so unique even among Caribbean destinations. It’s a lush, misty rainforest absolutely packed with wildlife and featuring numerous excellent hikes for travellers. Walking through the forest on ground level is fun, but the hanging bridges offer the more unique experiences, as you’re practically able to walk among the trees, looking around you at exotic birds and perhaps down below at other fascinating wildlife. Most of the noteworthy attractions in this country are tied to nature – but this is the one that will likely stand above the rest in your memory years later.

Catch A Football Match In San José

Costa Rica has turned itself into a very strong football nation in recent years. It was a fun team at the 2014 World Cup, winning its group and advancing to the quarter-finals, and earlier this year it was tabbed by betting experts as a side with a genuine chance to win the Gold Cup (though the U.S. wound up capturing that title). Throw in the fact that the national team stadium in San José, Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, is the nicest and most modern sporting venue in Central America, and catching a match is a must. You’ll have a good time even if you’re not a major football fan.

Browse The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

This is something else to fit in while you’re in San José (hopefully taking in a football match!). It’s a small museum, but a fascinating one, and one very closely related to the region. You’ll be able to browse well over 1,000 golden artifacts that predate the Age of Exploration and even provide some idea of what must have fascinated European explorers so much when they first ventured into the New World. You’ll also learn a little bit about the history of gold, which naturally played a significant role in the development and eventual conquest of the region.

Go Whale-Watching

This might seem like the sort of thing you could do anywhere, and it’s certainly an option at a lot of coastal destinations around the world. But as one news site pointed out, Costa Rica actually has the longest season of humpback whales in the world. This is because of its unique position on the globe. The country is positioned such that whales migrate there from both the north and the south during the colder months of the year. A boat from Marino Ballena National Park is the way to go if you want to catch a glimpse of these glorious aquatic beasts in the wild.

Top Tourist Attractions in Singapore

To select the top best traveler sites in Singapore could be terribly difficult task; this town is among the good cities of the planet, with its combination of European and Asian cultures. The charming colonial buildings co-exist with trendy high-rises and street markets with centuries old. Although the government may be harsh with the guests and residents who misbehave, however those travelers who abide bythe rules and laws are allowed to relish this multicultural town. Read More

Travel to Almora

Almora could be a district set in the Kumaon region of the Himalaya, towards the eastern side of the state of Uttarakhand. The name of the town originated from a plant name “Kilmora”, found in the region. Supported in 1568, Almora is considered as the cultural centre of the Kumaon hills.

Due to a range of altitudes and therefore the nature of valleys, it sees wide climatic variations in temperature and precipitation, therefore giving a range of vegetation. The flora in the region is classified as tropical, Himalayan sub-tropical, sub alpine and alpine. It is a well known fact that alpine and sub alpine zones offer the most effective environment for a large number of medicinal plants.

Almora Tourism

With picturesque views of snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop, Almora is enclosed by thick pine and fir tree forests. The town incorporates a list of religious spots, that are among the most attractions for tourists from across the planet. With the exception of a number of the most effective views, hill station offers choices for adventurous treks. In fact, Almora turns into an ideal honeymoon destination throughout winters.

Almora offers a chance for an opportunity for travellers from their busy town lives. Apart from the sightseeing and traveller spots to be confirmed, numerous festivals may also be tried out like the Nanda Devi Fair and the Uttraini festival of Bageshwer.Almora

Location

Almora is situated at an average elevation of 1,638 metres, and is a hillock of the shape of a horse saddle. The rivers Koshi and Suyal flow alongside the Almora city.

The city is surrounded by the Pithoragarh district bordering Tibet on the East, the Garhwal district on the West, Bageshwar district on the North, and the district of Nainital on its South.

Best Time to Visit

Surrounded by the Himalayas from all sides, Almora mostly experiences a pleasant weather throughout the year. The temperature in summers varies between 28° C to 12° C, which during winters varies between 15°C and as low as 2°C. Monsoons last from August to October and the city experiences moderate rainfall, making it look greener and beautiful, apt for sightseeing. Though, winters can be harsh, months from April to June, and September to November can be the best time to visit Almora.

Plan a Travel to Almora and have fun!


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Places to See in Mussoorie

As the second highest peak in Mussoorie, it’s believed that in the past a canon was fired every afternoon, providing the time to the local residents, who then adjusted their watches accordingly. At present the location houses a water reservoir. Tourists will witness spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of Himalayas from the hill and it can be reached by taking a ropeway ride or by trekking. Check out the must visit places to see in Mussoorie.

The Christ Church

christ church mussoorieBuilt in 1836, the church is believed to be the oldest church in Himalayas. Designed in Gothic style, the events in the life of Jesus Christ are illustrated in the glass windows within the Church. The church has an ancient William Hill organ, about 100 years old and the church vicinity has a deodar tree planted by Princess of Wales in 1906.

Camel’s Back Road

It is a stretch of roughly 3 km long road from Library point to Kulri Bazaar. The road got its name from its rocks formed sort of a camel’s hump. Surrounded by mountains and greenery, the road is known for its natural beauty and offers beautiful views of sunrise, sunset and mountains. It’s ideally used by locals for morning and evening walks. Horseback rides are also available on this road.

Lal Tibba

Lal TibbaThe highest point in Mussoorie, the hill is also referred as Depot Hill. The Indian Military services are positioned at Lal Tibba. Broadcasting stations of All India Radio and Doordarshan are situated atop Lal Tibba. From here sightseeing through the lens of an old Japanese telescope is possible. Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset can also be witnessed from this vantage point.

The Mall

It’s the main shopping location situated at the center of Mussoorie, with lamppost and benches lined up besides the road, the mall throws a glimpse of the colonial period. One has to pass through the Mall to reach any place in Mussoorie. Apart from shopping the main attractions of the mall are video game parlours, restaurants, skating ring, windy point and the Methodist Church.

Happy Valley

The valley is popular for Tibetan Buddhist temple – Shedup Choepelling temple, the IAS Academy and also the Municipal Garden. Set on the western side of Library point, the valley leads to Cloud’s End, a tourist place where the borders of Mussoorie end and further on is the Hathipaon Park Estate. The valley is known for its estates, gardens, and temples.Happy Valley

Sisters Bazaar

The bazaar got its name from the Nuns who served as nurses in the British dormitories during this space. The area is more like a residential colony with a few shops spread across. One will visit the celebrated confectionery shop of the Bazaar- “the Prakash Brothers Store”. Other famous attractions are the residence of celebrated personalities like Dev Anand, Victor Banerjee and Tom Alter.


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