Thursday, October 09, 2014

Amazing Africa.. Enjoy the Exhilarating tours & Experience the Wild Life..


Africa, a continent with the largest diversity of topography,plant life and animal life, a place where nature is at its best. The vast grasslands, the huge mountains, the deep valleys and dense forests stand testimony to its years of evolution into an untamed land. Weather it is the Masai Mara, the Kilimanjaro, the Victoria Falls or the massive Serengeti wildebeest migration, these are the heart and soul of the African Continent.



The Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it's now thought, better quality water. The precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year – here we explain how the broad pattern works. 



The Masai Mara is a large game reserve measuring 1,510 kilometers square in south western Kenya contiguous with Serengeti National park in Tanzania, it is famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards, cheetahs and its annual migration of zebra and wildebeest which occur from July to October hence known as the great migration while Lake Nakuru national park found in the central Kenya is one of the Rift valley soda lakes, it is at an elevation of 1754 meters above the sea level, the park is famous for the big five and bird’s sanctuary, there are no the elephant in lake nakuru national park. 



Since its official opening in 1977, Kilimanjaro National Park has become one of Tanzania ’s most visited parks. Unlike the other northern parks, this isn’t for the wildlife, although it’s there. Rather, it’s to gaze in awe at a mountain on the equator capped with snow, and to climb to the top of Africa. At the heart of the park is the 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro , Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights. It’s also one of the highest volcanoes and among the highest freestanding mountains in the world, rising from cultivated farmlands on the lower levels, through lush rainforest to alpine meadows, and finally across a barren lunar landscape to the twin summits of Kibo and Mawenzi. The lower rainforest is home to many animals, including buffaloes, elephants, leopards and monkeys, and elands are occasionally seen in the saddle area between Kibo and Mawenzi.



A trek up Kili lures around 25,000 trekkers each year, in part because it’s possible to walk to the summit without ropes or technical climbing experience. Yet, non-technical does not mean easy. The climb is a serious undertaking, and only worth doing with the right preparation. There are also many opportunities to explore the mountain’s lower slopes and learn about the Maasai and the Chagga, two of the main tribes in the area. There are entry gates at Machame, Marangu, Londorosi and several other points. Trekkers using the Rongai Route should pay their fees at Marangu gate. 



The Victoria Falls are one of the world's most spectacular plunges. The 2km wide Zambezi River drops more than 100m into a steeply-walled gorge. The Zambian side of Victoria Falls has long played second fiddle to its better-known Zimbabwean counterpart, but trouble next door means Livingstone is positively booming. 
For close-up views of the Eastern Cataract, nothing beats the hair-raising walk across the footbridge, through swirling clouds of mist, to a sheer buttress called the Knife Edge. If the water is low and the wind favourable, you'll be treated to a magnificent view of the falls and the yawning abyss below the Zambezi Bridge. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in white-water rafting, abseiling, river-boating, jet-boating, bungee jumping and a host of airborne activities. At certain times of year it is even possible to visit Livingstone Island and swim at the very edge of the Falls, though sadly it's no longer free. Don't get so caught up with activities that you miss one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. 



All said and done Africa remains to be the most sought after wildlife and adventure destination of the world, with its amazing diversity of flora and fauna, its the place to be. Enjoy! Visit Africa for Unlimited Excitement.



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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Top 10 Indian Restaurants in Singapore..

Singapore a jewel of the South- East- Asia, known for its commercial forte and unmatched hospitality, also offers the traveler with the most elegant and affable restaurants. Thanks to a vibrant economy and a proactive hospitality policy, Singapore has emerged as one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world today.
Food being one of the major concerns when it comes to South Asian Countries, Kesari has listed down the top 10 Indian Restaurants in Singapore.
Here are some of their wonderful restaurants, where you can unwind after a tiring day or spend quality time with family and friends.


1. Rang Mahal
Rang Mahal is an upscale Indian restaurant located at the Pan Pacific hotel, it has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore's most spectacular Indian restaurants. Its elegant ambience, attentive waiting staff, extensive wine list and menu of haute Indian cuisine make this restaurant a perennial favourite. A great-value buffet lunch features a lavish spread of regional Indian favourites, complete with live cooking stations, every day except on Saturdays.

Address: 7 Raffles Blvd,Singapore, 039595

Phone: 65 6333 1788





2. Shahi Maharani
The Shahi Maharani restaurant at Raffles City serves North Indian cuisine admist settings similar to the royal palaces of India, which gives you a royal dining experience. House specials range from tandoori lamb chops to Goa fish head curry and crab mirchiwala.

Address: #03-21B, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road

Hours: Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30





3. Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra
Those looking for a budget yet cheerful place should head to Race Course Road in Little India, to the Punjab Grill owned by celebrity chef Jiggs Kalra. This restaurant has won numerous awards in India for its gourmet versions of Punjabi cuisine. The favourites here include; the Tandoori Lobster, the Tandoori Duck, the Salmon Tikka and four different types of Kebab. The restaurant is resplendant with its glass and high-polish metal decor, combined with rich upholstery. One can choose a la carte or indulge in a five course avant-garde menu.

Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 018956

Phone: 66887395






4. The Song of India
Located in a black-and-white colonial bungalow, the Song of India enjoys the reputation as one of Singapore's finest Indian restaurants. Its opulent interior with modern art-strewn walls makes for a sophisticated setting to enjoy some fine-dining modern Indian cuisine. Choose from elaborate set menus, paired with wines, or go a la carte with favourites such as Lahsoona Jhinga (Jumbo prawns stuffed with spiced crayfish and shrimps in a garlic enhanced tandoor marinade) or Lobster Moiley (Lobster in pan seared lemon and chilli marinade with a delicate Kerals moily sauce). A buffet and four course gourmet set lunch is available Monday-Saturday, while a Gourmet Sunday brunch buffet runs from 12 noon to 3pm and includes unlimited servings of select dishes, with the optional addition of free flow beer, wine or champagne.

Address: 33 Scotts Rd, Singapore, 228226






5. Tiffin Room
The Tiffin Room at the famous Raffles Hotel dishes up authentic Indian cuisine in a refined colonial atmosphere. The restaurant has been serving tiffin since the 1890s, when Sunday tiffin curry was an essential aspect of colonial life. As such, the stiff white tablecloths, white-jacketed waiters and gleaming silverware whisk you back to this forgotten era. The lunch and dinner curry buffets are hot favourites with tourists and should be on your essential list of 'to-dos' when visiting Singapore. Also popular is the daily High Tea, which includes an English High Tea stand and local buffet.

Address: 1 Beach Rd Singapore,






6. Ras the essence of India
Ras The Essence of India is one of the more popular restaurants in Clarke Quay, serving up a wide range of Indian dishes from the different states of India. Choose from outstanding dishes such as Tandoori Lobster, Kacchi Mirchi Ka Chicken or Palak Paneer and enjoy friendly and attentive service. If air-conditioning is your thing, then take a seat in the cosy indoor setting, otherwise enjoy the bustling al-fresco riverside tables where you can watch the Clarke Quay nightlife unfold.

Address: 3D River Valley RdSingapore, 179023

Phone: 65 6837 2800

Website: www.ras.com.sg




7. Khansama Tandoori Restaurant
Located up a narrow staircase in the middle of bustling Serangoon Road in the heart of Little India, this little gem continually churns out fantastic-tasting, great value curries. Its incredibly comprehensive menu features everything from starters to mains, and chaats to dahls, to raitas. The Mixed Tikka starter is a good way to kick off as is the Paneer. Meat lovers can't go wrong with a Mutton Lababdar with its creamy tomato gravy, or everyone's favourite -- Chicken Tikka Masala. Vegetarians won't be disappointed here either -- the Gobi Manchurian -- cauliflower in a spicy sweet and sour sauce should not be missed, nor should the Bindi Masala cooked with tomatoes and spices.


Phone: 62990300




8. Muthu's Curry Restaurant
Muthu's Curry is the self-proclaimed pioneer of fish head curry -- fish head steeped in a spice-filled curry sauce together with okra, tomatoes and eggplant, widely regarded as Singapore's national curry dish. This modern 350-seater restaurant provides a stylish contrast to many of the canteen-style restaurants on Race Course Road and is a popular choice amongst locals and visitors alike. In addition to Fish head Curry, Muthu's specialises in Southern Indian favourites, although the open tandoor in the heart of the restaurant churns out good quality tandoori specialties such as kebabs and freshly prepared naan breads.

Address: 138 Race Course Rd #01-01 Singapore,




9. Banana Leaf Apolo
Banana Leaf Apolo is a real crowd pleaser among a long line of popular Indian restaurants on Race Course Road. This lively restaurant has been serving up curries since 1974, and continues to pull in the crowds. As its name suggests, plates have been swapped for banana leaves as the serving dish of choice here. Choose from a selection of North and South Indian specialties, in addition to biryanis and fish head curry. Once you have made your choice the day's vegetable specials will be sploshed onto your banana leaf to accompany them.

Address: 54 Race Course Road Singapore,

Phone: 65 6297 1595




10. Samy's Curry Restaurant

Samy's is something of an institution in Singapore, having been dishing up cheap Indian cuisine in informal surroundings since the 1950s, making it one of Singapore's oldest Indian restaurants. The large mess-like brightly-lit hall sees groups of friends tucking into Signature dishes such as Masala Chicken, Mysore Mutton, Fish Cutlet and Masala Prawns. Whichever dish you choose, it will be unceremoniously sploshed onto your banana leaf along with as much rice, dahl and vegetable curry as you can manage. Don't expect any airs and graces, but do expect plenty of good curry and good times.

Address: 25 Dempsey Rd Singapore, 249670

Phone: 65 6472 2080














Monday, August 25, 2014

Its time to Relax & Rejuvenate Yourself in ANDAMAN

Andaman....truly a 'Treasure Island'..one would have to see it to believe it, and take in its mesmerizing beauty.




Kesari brings you the true spirit of Andaman...A family's delight, a couple's paradise and an adventurer's dream come true...

Together known as the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, they are like jewels floating in the Bay of Bengal, resplendent in aquatic beauty. The shallow reefs and underwater plant-life formed by volcanic activity ages ago, have transformed the Andamans into a paradise for underwater activities like diving and snorkeling.

The beautiful sea grasses, the colorful little fishes, and sunlight flowing down through clear waters, promise an enthralling diving and snorkeling experience that takes you to a magical world, and enables you to make new discoveries and explore the under water live like never before.


For diving enthusiasts, diving instructors are available for guided diving tours at Havelock, Ritchie's Archipelago and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor, where one can witness hundreds of colorful varieties of coral reef fishes like the clown fish, the butterfly fish, the surgeon fish, the angel fish, parrot fish, bat fish and groupers. A White tip shark, hammer-headed shark, manta ray or a blue fin jack are also occasionally seen.
The divemasters conduct a complete session of dive profiles, dive briefings, safety measures, site conditions and flora and fauna prior to the actual dive. For experienced divers overnight diving excursions are also organized.



The Andaman and Nicobar islands showcase some of the most exhilarating locations on earth; like the Fisheries Museum, the Forest Museum at Port Blair, Radhanagar Beach, the Elephant Beach, the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum and beautiful historical monuments, like the Cellular Jail, ruins of churches and buildings, reminiscent of the British rule.

The Andaman Islands, with their scenic beauty and their historical past have a persona of their own, a treasure to those who visited there, do visit the Andamans with Kesari and we will ensure that you treasure the experience.

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