On the shores of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is one of the jewels of East Africa. Located in In the southern hemisphere, Tanzania is proud of its natural borders including Lake Victoria and Kilimanjaro. To give you a taste of what Tanzania has to offer as a surprise, here is a selection of things to do in Tanzania. Continue Reading
Located in the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia shares borders with Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. Far from being a small country, Macedonia has more than two million inhabitants who occupy more than half of the territory. Macedonia is becoming more and more interesting for tourists wishing to discover new destinations. Continue Reading
Located in the western United States, bordered by the Pacific Ocean, California represents the allure of a “world end”, both highly urbanized and very wild.
California also offers a kaleidoscope of wild and majestic landscapes and California vacation ideas include the relentless Death Valley desert, the extraordinary Yosemite Park, the forests that dart to the skies of Sequoia National Park. Continue Reading
South Lake Tahoe is located on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe and is a city in California, United States. It is one of the most populous cities in El Dorado County. Also called Lake Tahoe Boulevard, the city has much to offer in every season. Some places to go to Lake Tahoe Boulevard are:
6 Things to do in South Lake Tahoe
Taylor Creek Visitor Center:
The Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located about three miles from South Lake Tahoe City, is a center that offers four interesting self-guided trails and the Stream Profile Chamber. The Rainbow Paths, Sky Lake, Forest Tree and Smokey trails give tourists a nature experience that includes the river, swamps and forests.
Vikingsholm is a colossal mansion on the shores of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe and is located in the National Register of Historic Places. Vikingsholm is considered one of the great examples of Scandinavian architecture and is currently part of the Harvey West unit of Emerald Bay State Park. Visitors can visit it during the summer months, but the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed all year round.
Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort:
The Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort sits on 4,800 acres and has the highest elevation in the Lake Tahoe area. About 33% of the area is suitable for skiing. With the heavy snowfall of the season, the ski resort has one of the largest snow-making facilities from November to mid-April and therefore ski tours.
Regan Beach is the oldest beach in the city of South Lake Tahoe. With shallow waters, the beach is ideal for swimming and kayaking. It also has excellent facilities for children with a playground, a large lawn, a volleyball court and a viewing platform.
Lower Eagle Falls:
Lower Eagle Falls rises 150 feet from Upper Eagle Falls to Emerald Bay State Park. The falls are best in spring when the water flow is highest.
The beach of Pope Beach is a popular tourist destination. The sandy beach is ideal for sunbathing and the calm waters of the sea for swimming. Tourists can enjoy magnificent views of Lake Tahoe and the back of the Sierra Nevada from this beach.
As we all know Kodaikanal, or Kodai, as it is fondly called, is a popular hill station frequented in summer. But do we know most of the attractions close to it? Have we visited many of the beautiful places surrounding it? Let’s check out some such best places.
7 Best Places to visit in Kodaikanal
Best visited in the early mornings and late afternoons, the Silent Valley fascinates with its deep and dangerous dips and stunning panoramic views.
Getting the name from the natural formation of three granite rocks standing side by side, Pillar Rocks is not to be missed when in Kodai. The rocks stand 400 feet high and the chambers between two pillars are referred to as Devil’s kitchen.
Situated around one kilometre from Kodai Lake, Coakers Walk is a walker’s delight. Grab an early morning walk and let the robust fresh air and dew filled spectacular views of the plains and valleys set you up for an energetic day.
On the eastern side of the Kodai Lake is the Bryant Park. Re-designed by the British Army Officer, Bryant, the park is named after him. The park is a riot of colours with an amazing collection of hybrid flowers. A glasshouse with a large display of flowers, ferns and decorative plants is a huge attraction too.
Bear Shola Falls:
With rugged hilly paths leading to it, Bear Shola Falls is around two kilometres from Kodai Lake. This water falls was frequented by bears in olden times, hence the name. It makes a fabulous picnic spot and tourists can enjoy hours of peace and quiet in the natural surroundings.
Situated around 23 kilometres from Kodai centre, Berjim Lake offers an engrossing day of activities along with scenic views. Boating on the lake is an awesome experience with the encircling greenery and views of the innumerable varieties of fishes in the pristine waters. Hikers will love the hike to the lake as the route is through thick forests. But beware of wild animals.
Eleven kilometres from the city centre is the Dolphin’s Nose. The last stretch of three kilometres has to be covered on foot. On the way up gear yourself to be smothered by wisps of clouds that open out to miles and miles of lush green lands and dense forests. Standing on the edge of the rock shaped like a dolphin’s nose, you will be a spectator to some of the most magnificent views of Kodai.