St. Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad, and back to St. Petersburg – the city of the tsars founded by Peter the Great more than three centuries ago has had many names with each passing era. But her beauty has remained unchanged. The Petersburger’s like to say that they live in the most beautiful city in the world. Continue Reading
The capital of Ontario, Canada, the city of Toronto is modern and very dynamic. It is also cosmopolitan. On the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, Toronto has become Canada’s premier metropolis, a leading international finance, industry and commercial center. The city of Toronto also stands out as a cultural city, well known for its film festival, one of the largest in the world, or for its museums, such as the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Do not forget that not far from here you can admire the Niagara Falls.
List of Coolest Things to do in Toronto
• CN Tower
The most important attraction in Toronto is the CN Tower, the highest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. Literally walk on the edge on EdgeWalk, a walkway around the outer edge of the tower.
Rising to an altitude of 1,815 feet and listed as one of the wonders of the modern world, this marvel of technology is not only a premier dining and entertainment venue, but also a Canadian icon and preeminent among Toronto attractions.
• Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is located at the foot of the CN Tower, in the heart of the entertainment district, and is home to nearly 16,000 exotic and beautiful aquatic species.
With 135,000 square feet of interactive underwater exhibits, the country’s largest indoor aquarium offers to a sightseer magnificent jellyfish, ancient giant lobsters, sharks, rays and all kinds of colorful fish imaginable. Admire the aquatic creatures of the fresh and salty waters of the whole world, observe how they swim in the acrylic vision tunnel. It is the most spectacular among Toronto attractions.
• Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum of world culture and natural history and one of the principal among Toronto attractions.
There are many galleries with displays of archeology, art, and natural sciences, including six million objects, awaiting you during your visit to the first museum in the country. Thanks to many interactive and interactive exhibits, from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, to precious stones and minerals, history comes to life in this world-class museum at the heart of Toronto.
• Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the most famous art museums in North America. It is probably the most famous of all Toronto attractions.
From the iconic Canadian works to the African art gallery, to the contemporary works and masterpieces of European art, AGO offers an incredible experience during each visit. In 2008, the innovative architectural expansion of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry resulted in one of the most recognized architectural achievements in the world.
• Toronto Islands & Centreville
Visitors can take a short ferry ride to the Toronto Islands, which offer great views and the opportunity to take a picture of the city’s skyline. With several islands to explore, there are beaches, picnic areas, sports facilities, canoe and kayak rentals and much more.
• St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market, which has been recognized by National Geographic as the best food market anywhere, offers a wide selection of fruits, foods, and fresh produce. Take a walk along famous food stalls and stalls, restaurants, art exhibitions and cooking classes. Be sure to try the famous peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery.
When you take a bite of an apple or peel off an orange, do you wonder where they come from? Which part of India are they grown, how much they have travelled before finding themselves in your fruit basket? Almost every state in our country is home to one or morevarieties of fruit and specializes in its cultivation. Orchards, vineyards and fruit groves of our country produce some of the finest varieties of fruits which are supplied not just to India but many parts of the world.
The Abode of Some Fruits in Some States are:
Apples, Himachal Pradesh:
Kotgarh in Himachal Pradesh is known as the Apple Bowl of India. The apple orchards run for several acres and are about 80 kilometres from Shimla. Walking through the orchards dotted with red apples, breathing in the apple scents that are mixed with pine from the surrounding forests makes you forget the rest of the world.
Known as the orange city, Nagpur is famous for its mandarin oranges. Recently awarded with the geographical indication (GI) tag for the use of the name ‘Nagpur Orange’, this variety is exclusive and sought after the world over. While you pick a box of these juicy oranges, spend a lovely time in this green city of India which is also our country’s winter capital.
Yet another fruit that the state of Maharashtra is home to, in Solapur, is the red and pearly pomegranate. Solapur not only cultivates the fruit but also conducts research on it in the National Research Centre.
Alphonso Mangoes, Maharashtra:
Widely popular as ‘Ratnagirihapus’ this king of fruits is grown in the port city on the Konkan coast, Ratnagiri. Alphonso mangoes are the most superior variety of mangoes and hence the royal title. No summer should pass by without a taste of this delicious golden yellow fruit!
Pineapples, West Bengal:
The Bidhannagar area in Siliguri, Bengal, is the largest area growing pineapple.Siliguri is located at the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and the banks of River Mahanadi. Enjoy biting into delicious chunks of the native juicy fruit while you take in the beautiful scenery of the Mahanadi River and the Himalayas.
Bananas, Tamil Nadu:
Although the top position keeps hopping between states, the highest number of bananas are produced by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and several other states. It is no wonder that India is the largest banana producing country in the world.
Papaya, Andhra Pradesh:
Along with sweet orange, Anantapur in AP, is one major fruit production area. Anantapur is earning the distinction of being the fruit bowl of AP and flourishing with the launch of National Horticulture Mission.
Guavas, Uttar Pradesh:
If oranges are Nagpur’s pride, Guavas are Allahabad’s. Owing to the many distinct varieties of guavas grown here, Allahabad is often referred to as ‘The City of Green Gold’.
Custard apples, Telangana:
Also called Sitaphal, this favourite fruit of the people of Karimnagar, Telangana are grown in large quantities on hillocks and small forest areas.
Nashik, known as the ‘Grape capital of India’, produces more than half of the total grape cultivated in India. The grapevines are spread at the foothills of the Sahayadri. The climate and location results in the freshness and juiciness of the fruits and is therefore in great demand around the world.
Popular for berries, Mahabaleshwar is an ideal location to grow them owing to the hilly Western Ghat ranges present in the place. The favourable climate and hilly terrain grows the best strawberries, pink, sweet and juicy.
Known as the Litchi kingdom of India, Muzaffarpur is famous for its Shahi litchis. Muzaffarpur is responsible for the export of the fruit to almost all the big cities in India.
Kanthalloor is famous for a wide variety of fruits, especially peaches. This place is on the eastern side of the Western Ghats and the cool climate is ideal for the cultivation of some of the best varieties of fruits.
Plums, Himachal Pradesh:
Best grown in cooler climates, the plums are the pet fruits of northern states like Himachal, Uttrakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
Pears, Jammu and Kashmir:
Primarily grown in Jammu and Kashmir, pears also grow well in Himachal Pradesh. Since the fruit can adapt to subtropical temperatures it is also grown in the states of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.