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Balpreet Kaur

A Journey from Nashik to Pune by Bus


Best way to experience a great road journey from Nashik to Pune is by taking up buses. It is a short distance of 210 kms, which is covered in 4 hours. The journey memories shall stay with you lifelong!

I came up with sudden plans of visiting Pune; it was a weekend and I desperately wanted to explore this place. I have heard a lot about Pune in the past, but this was the first time I was taking a bus to Pune. So, one night I got my online tickets done from redbus, as this was quick and easy bus reservation procedure. I was happy as my bus ticket was given at a discounted rate!

Nashik is situated on the banks of River Godavari at the foothills of the Western Ghats in the northwest region of Maharashtra. This place is allied with several other cities making it a convenient place of travel. I opted for a MSRTC Semi Luxury Bus; I boarded the bus from Nashik CBS at around 12:30am. It was a bus journey after a tiring day’s work; therefore, I quickly fell asleep as I settled down in the bus. The bus reached Pune around 5:30am; I got down at Shivaji Nagar, where my cousin was waiting for me at the stop. The AC bus was comfortable with clean interiors and the journey went well. It was a 2-day trip to Pune, where I made the most by visiting all places of interest and treating myself with delicious food.

Although, there are many ways of reaching Pune from Nashik, yet a bus ride will be the most interesting one, as you will surpass scenic villages, old structures and green fields.Although mine was an overnight journey, yet my cousin (from personal experience) said that the bus passes through several scenic locations. 

Balpreet Kaur Aug 10 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
Jiang Yanmei

Singapore Zoo to Merlion Park by bus


Housing more than 2800 animals, and 300 species, this zoo is spread across on a 28 hectare land. It is situated in the plush green rain forest of Mandai.  The natives of Singapore also call it as the Mandai Zoo. White Tiger, Pygmy hippos, and mole rats, the zoo has it all. Apart from this birds and reptiles as well as mammals give you a complete wild experience.  The 28 hectares of Wildlife Park has been neatly organised into 11 different zones, each giving you the experience of a unique animal habitat in the world. You can even come threatening close with the Inuka, who is the first bear that was born in the tropics. If this does not give you an adrenaline rush you can walk with grey kangaroos which is considered to be a marvel in this zoo. 


Singapore has a good network of roads and is very well connected and hence I recommend you to travel by bus as not only will it save you some money but also time. Check out  redbus.sg for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!


Apart from the 11 zones, there is also a primate kingdom which houses some of the rarest primates. There is also a futuristic reptile garden and a modern tortoise shelter where you can find various endangered tortoises. The zoo also organises different animal shows for a fun filled experience for the visitors. These shows are generally scheduled between 10:30 am and 5:00 pm. The zoo also organises an informative show explaining to the people the dangers of de forestation. The Singapore zoo is a must visit for tourists of all ages. You can tag your children along and take them to the Kids Ranger tour where they will be made to act as a Zoo Keeper with responsibilities of grooming and feeding rabbits.  


Merlion Park 


Half lion and half fish is what depicts the legendary Merlion Park. This park is situated right in the middle of the busiest business districts of Singapore city and spread across 2500 squaRe meters of land.  The beautiful Marina bay sands can be seen from the vicinity of the Merlion Park.  Open to the public in 1972, the park has 2 Merlion statues.  Apart from these two famous sculptures, there are also some lesser known sculpturesin the Sentosa Island of the city.  The park is a Must Visit at night as it is beautifully decorated with colorful lights and all of this coupled with cool winds blowing amidst a bright skyline is an experience one can never forget. This legendary icon is a must see and visit when you are on a tour in Singapore. It is widely believed that this magnificient structure was built by LIM NANG SENG. 


Singapore Zoo to Merlion Park


Travelling from Singapore Zoo to Merlion Park by bus is a journey of about an hour. Travelling by bus is considered to be one of the best option as it is also quite economical. You can board the following buses to reach Merlion Park from the Singapore Zoo. 


Bus Nos  - 926, 927, 138

Jiang Yanmei Jul 7 · blogs+tags journey
Crystal

Best cafes in Penang


The fast growing trend of serving coffee in chic, conceptual surrounds has spread to Penang and you will see a number of cool cafes especially around the Georgetown area. Though there are still lots of traditional old Chinese cafes left which serve cheap coffee and snacks, these trendy essential staples of urban life stand out for their quirky interior designs, some of which use elements of cultural novelties to help them stand out. From the bizarre to the brilliant, these weirdly and wonderfully themed cafes have definitely made a java-sized impact on the island’s conventional dining scene and we name the names that really matter. 


Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from  redbus.my.


Miam Miam Café
 Miam Miam Café is not only the embodiment of hipster culture with its great interior design (think, Peranakan mosaic tiles, contrasting with sky blue metal chairs and cosy marble top tables) and a central location in Gurney Paragon Mall, but also because the food and drinks are some of the best you’ll find around. The place sees a crowd of young urbanites - way too cool for chain options like Starbucks - willing to wait for good food for up to 45 minutes at peak times. However, the food is really worth it and steals the show, from start to finish.


Pik Nik Café

Just off Nagore Road in Georgetown, Pik Nik Café is a quaint bohemian-esque café that certainly proves old world charm can make a roaring comeback. You could not ask for a more nostalgic place to bring a book and spend an afternoon surrounded by antiques of a bygone era, in a cozy home-away-from-home setting. It has got to be one of the most beautiful and eclectic coffee shops we have ever visited – you even get your bill in an old metal medicine box. Plan to bring your appetite because portions here are pretty huge, which helps you stomach the final bill as almost everything on the menu can be shared. 

Crystal Jul 6 · blogs+tags journey
Divyansh

Dandeli, situated in the northern region of Karnataka is widely extolled for its natural beauty and lush green jungles as these properties increase the rate of tourism. This place is a perfect place of travel from Bangalore, Goa and Maharashtra. Most of the cities, especially Bangalore is well connected to Dandeli by buses. One shall undergo a quick bus booking process on redbusand reach Dandeli in a jiffy. Buses are a great choice of travel as booking tickets saves time and they help you explore the roads to destination. The major departing bus points in Dandeli is Dandeli Bus Stand. Most of the buses in the category of Non Ac Seater and Sleeper ply to Dandeli, creates convenience for various visitors.

Once you reach here, you will find a renowned resort poised amidst the serene greenery with unexplored jungles called Hornbill River Resort. The untamed forests invite you to discover and embrace the freshness of nature. The white and mighty river Kali flowing beside is one of the real beauty and synonymous for white water rafting.

You may experience the difference as soon as you wake up to soft chirping of the birds and cool breeze that fills your room with freshness gives you a pleasant kick start to your day ahead. This is a great spot to visit with your family and friends. Just indulge yourself with activities such as, white water rafting, bird watching, boating, trekking, rappelling, camping and safari ride along with other fun-filled and adventurous activities.

Dandeli is a small riverside town with a plethora of things in store for every traveller. Here lives various unique tribes of people such as the Lamani tribe regarded as the gypsies of Rajasthan. Then, there is the very famous Siddi tribe, comes from African origin. One can spend time with these tribes is a great way to know something more about these interesting customs and also be a part of this offbeat culture. 

Divyansh Jun 28 · blogs+tags journey
robin

Best 3 Tourist Attractions in Amritsar, Punjab


Amritsar is the house of famous ‘Golden Temple’ in India. Being one of the largest cities of Punjab, boasts of culture, rich history and mouth-watering cuisine. Tourists in large number keep visiting Amritsar to explore the glorious past and experience the rich tradition.

The city attracts numerous visitors every year who comes to sight various temples and shrines mostly dedicated to the Sikh culture. The primary commercial activities here are tourism, making carpets, handloom fabrics and handicrafts. Apart from pilgrims and there are tourists from abroad visit Amritsar just to see the plethora of attractions like Ghanta Ghar, The Golden Temple, Jalianwala  Bagh and many more.

Amritsar consists of well integrated roadways connecting many popular cities like Delhi, Katra, Panipat, Chandigarh and many more. Buses is one of the preferred road transport among city folks. People visiting Amritsar easily commute to other locations by buses. Booking bus tickets from redbus is effortless and cost effective, this online bus reservation platform serves many travellers around the country. Smooth accessible bus boarding points in Amritsar like Outside Hall Gate, Outside Alphaone Mall and etc. creates ample choice for commuters. Most buses are operated by well skilled bus companies ensuring safety and comfort while traversing between cities.

Getting around the city of Amritsar is simply fulfilled by several auto rickshaws, these are considered cheap and one of the conducive way to tour around the city.

Let’s take a look at the popular things to see when in Amritsar:

The Golden Temple:This is recognized as the prime tourist location in the city, the temple resonates with ideology on Sikhism. This spot is considered as the soul of Amritsar. The Golden Temple is poised being surrounded by a pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar.

Wagah Border:Wagah is the border in Amritsar that marks the dividing line between Pakistan and India. Every evening ceremony is held and witnessed by numerous people from both sides of the border where they also sing patriotic songs vehemently.

Hall Bazaar:Known as the busiest shopping destination located in Amritsar. This unique shopping place exhibits a broad range of products including handicrafts and clothing. Locals and tourist both are drawn to this bazaar for its selection of quality woollen items, like carpets, blankets and shawls along with accessories here like wooden bangles to fine silver jewellery. 



robin Jun 22 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
Bhavya

Experience the Roads to Dehradun, India


Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, well seated on the foothills of Himalayas. It is huddled in between the two holy rivers of Ganga and the Yamuna on the West and East. These geographical characteristics of Dehradun create great opportunities for various industries hereby beckoning people from all over the country to travel to and from Dehradun.A world filled with tranquillity and peace are some of the specialties that describes this amazing hill station. This is recognized as a heaven for its natural abundance and scenic glory.


Travel from Lucknow, Delhi or from any bus connected location to Dehradun and get a chance to experience the joy filled roads of this capital city.


Booking online bus tickets lessens your time and avoid hassles, redbus.in helps you to take up secured online bus booking in a short time. You may choose from the array of bus types like AC, Non AC, Sleeper, Semi Sleeper any many more from here. Choose the bus that fits the best!Buses always take you to places of your choice and gives memories that will last long.


Thebuses are mostly operated by state transport corporationin the category of AC Seater, AC Sleeper and Express buses. In Dehradun there are two major bus terminals, one being the Delhi Bus Stand on Gandhi Road, which is an Inter State Bus Stand; and other one being the Mussoorie Bus Stand at the Dehradun Railway Station. This offering bus services to Mussoorie and other locations in the Himalayan area. The Buses to Delhi ply from ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus) located close to Clement Town in Dehradun.


Most of the long hour bus journeys from or to Dehradun is usually fulfilled by Deluxe and comfortable buses. The roads leading to Dehradun is entirely scenic and beautiful. This place between the holy rivers are well connected with major tourist destination places such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli. All these locations are renowned for natural beauty and breathe taking scenery.All trek-lovers and mountaineers have always expressed strong love the Garhwal Himalayas through the hill station with the motive to pursue their interests.

 

Bhavya Jun 20 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
Chloe

While a romantic getaway to Malaysia with your partner should always be on the cards, you cannot deny that the side of Malaysia you will see only with your girls is going to be a lot different and possibly, more fun. Hey, I am just dropping an idea there. Whether it is a bachelorette or just a girl’s trip you have to have right now, these staying options should sort you out for your entire trip.Make your trip easier by booking tickets online from redbus.my this will lower your worries and help to carve an amazing journey.

 

Anggun Boutique Hotel, KL

This one’s for the homebodies. If a cosy retreat was what you were in search of, the handmade Malaysian designs and furnishings here will make you feel at home instantly. Anggun Boutique Hotel is the culmination of a labour of love driven by the passion to weave history and culture with chic modernistic architectural designs. A stay at Anggun is an invitation to partake in this love.

 

SekepingSerendah Retreat, KL

Two words: glass house. Party on your mind? The BBQ pit and swimming pool will leave a huge smile on your face. The five acres of tropical rainforest surrounding you, the waterfalls, fishing lakes, and jungle treks will also soothe the nature lover in you. SekepingSerendah is a private retreat attempting to tread lightly on the land. The very transparent and open sheds celebrate the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them. The sheds are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness. They are seen more as ‘glorified tents’ to provide basic shelter for its inhabitants as they commune with the land.


Calanthe Artisan Loft, Melaka
Hey group of artsy girls, how about a bus trip from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka to soak in all the wondrous sights and then welcome home to intensely decorated and done up Calanthe Artisan Loft.


BanjaranHot springs Retreat, Ipoh

For absolute relaxation, walk in here and soak yourself in the rejuvenating geothermal hot springs and cascading waterfalls. This place is fully equipped to put your body, mind and soul at peaceful balance.

 

Chloe Jun 15 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
Vicnes

Best places to stay in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 


Petaling Jaya is a sprawling suburb of Kuala Lumpur that’s divided into numerous sections, each of which houses impressive shopping centres such as 1Utama, Ikano Power Centre, Ikea, Sunway Pyramid and The Curve. A 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this district also offers a wide range of dining options, from traditional coffee shops and hawker stalls to fast-food chains and fine-dining venues. Petaling Jaya also caters to travelling families as there’s plenty of unconventional fun-for-all attractions, including water parks, ice-skating rinks, climbing walls, and trampoline parks. 

 

Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from www.redbus.my.


One World Hotel

Directly linked to the six-storey 1 Utama Shopping Mall, One World Hotel is a five-star property with onsite facilities such as a rooftop pool with a waterslide for kids, fitness centre with personal trainers and yoga classes, four tennis courts, and a spa offering a 20% discount to in-house guests. Guests can choose from seven onsite dining options, including a Japanese restaurant serving authentic sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes for lunch and dinner. All of its 438 classic style guestrooms and suites feature art deco paintings, flat-screen TVs with cable and satellite channels.

 

Sunway Clio Hotel

Sunway Pyramid Hotel West is connected to expansive Taste Enclave food court and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, providing guests with direct access to over 900 retail stores, 160 food and beverage outlets, as well as an indoor ice-skating rink and Golden Screen Cinema. Travelling families are also within a five-minute walk from Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. If you’re looking to explore KL districts such as Bukit Bintang and Chinatown KL, the Setia Jaya KTM station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Located adjacent to Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa, guests have access to onsite facilities such as a free-form swimming pool, fitness centre, and award-winning Mandara Spa. Sunway Pyramid Hotel West really comes into its own with its Superior Executive Park View rooms which offers an unobstructed view of Sunway Lagoon theme park.




Vicnes Jun 12 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
Hui Yee

Bukit Bintang and Chinatown form the triumvirate of KL’s busy core. With the biggest concentration of five-star hotels than on any other street in the city, the KLCC development is spearheaded by the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers. An essential part of the KL experience is to explore the city’s main mammoth shopping complexes and KLCC is one of the best places to come across more than a few of them. In truth, the area also plays host to a string of trendy restaurants, bars and sightseeing havens; located here is the KLCC Park, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aquaria KLCC and the Suria KLCC shopping mall (one of the city’s trendiest malls).

 

Traveling across Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from redbus.my.

 

 

Soho Suites

Soho Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur are great for travelling families thanks to its spacious two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments with Menara KL Tower and Bukit Nenas Forest Reserve. Each room is also fitted with free Wi-Fi, toiletries and separate showers, as well as a refrigerator, microwave oven, electrical cooker top, washing machine and dryer. The famous Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower are accessible via taxi while dining options such as Hard Rock Café and Tamarind Hill are within walking distance from Soho Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur.

Traders Hotel

If staying close to KLCC is important to you, then there is no better hotel in Kuala Lumpur than Traders Hotel – run by ultra-luxe hotel group Shangri-La. Located opposite Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, this award-winning business hotel has 571 guestrooms and suites in total, all with contemporary decor and fitted with quality amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and polished granite and oak bathrooms with signature toiletries. Set on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, the award-winning Sky Bar is one of the KL’s coolest rooftop bars. Try the bar’s signature Selangor Sling and the sweet and fruity passion fruit-based Mata D’Or while you soak up the Kuala Lumpur cityscape. 





Hui Yee Jun 12 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
Hui Yee

Bukit Bintang and Chinatown form the triumvirate of KL’s busy core. With the biggest concentration of five-star hotels than on any other street in the city, the KLCC development is spearheaded by the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers. An essential part of the KL experience is to explore the city’s main mammoth shopping complexes and KLCC is one of the best places to come across more than a few of them. In truth, the area also plays host to a string of trendy restaurants, bars and sightseeing havens; located here is the KLCC Park, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aquaria KLCC and the Suria KLCC shopping mall (one of the city’s trendiest malls).

 

Traveling across Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from redbus.my.

 

 

Soho Suites

Soho Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur are great for travelling families thanks to its spacious two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments with Menara KL Tower and Bukit Nenas Forest Reserve. Each room is also fitted with free Wi-Fi, toiletries and separate showers, as well as a refrigerator, microwave oven, electrical cooker top, washing machine and dryer. The famous Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower are accessible via taxi while dining options such as Hard Rock Café and Tamarind Hill are within walking distance from Soho Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur.

Traders Hotel

If staying close to KLCC is important to you, then there is no better hotel in Kuala Lumpur than Traders Hotel – run by ultra-luxe hotel group Shangri-La. Located opposite Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, this award-winning business hotel has 571 guestrooms and suites in total, all with contemporary decor and fitted with quality amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and polished granite and oak bathrooms with signature toiletries. Set on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, the award-winning Sky Bar is one of the KL’s coolest rooftop bars. Try the bar’s signature Selangor Sling and the sweet and fruity passion fruit-based Mata D’Or while you soak up the Kuala Lumpur cityscape. 





Hui Yee Jun 12 · blogs+tags journey, tour, travel
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