Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit. Experience Sydney’s natural beauty and culture around Sydney Harbour and the historic Rocks. Explore famous coastal beaches such as Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Bushwalk through Sydney Harbour National Park, dine at world-class restaurants, visit the Blue Mountains. Join Sydney’s vibrant events – from Mardi Gras to the New Years Eve Fireworks. Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia. It is Australia’s oldest and largest city with a population of around 4 million. Sydney is built around a huge harbour and hosts many tourist attractions as well as a number of beaches, bays and a couple of national parks. Sydney was first visited by the British in 1770 when Captain James Cook and Joseph Banks sailed the Endeavor into Botany Bay.
The First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay in 1788 under the command of Governor Arthur Phillip. Phillip but found Botany Bay unsatisfactory and sailed north and landed at Sydney Cove on Sydney Harbour. Phillip originally named the colony ‘New Albion’, but then the colony acquired the name ‘Sydney’, after the British Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney. The city is divided into North and South by the Sydney Harbour, with both Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel connecting them. Most of the tourist attractions are in the South part of the city, with a large business and residential area in the North. The South part of the city consists of The Rocks and Circular Quay to the North, with the Central Station marking the South. Darling Harbour marks the West and there are a number of parks to the East. On the corner of Market and Elizabeth Streets you will find the country’s most prestigious department store – David Jones. While visiting this awesome store be sure to stop at their equally renown ‘Food Glorious Food’ Department. You can choose from one of their many gourmet delights and then stroll over to the beautiful Hyde Park for a picnic.Sydney offers a whole range of great tourist attractions from the world famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to the sandy shores of Bondi Beach. A great way to get to see as much of Sydney as possible is to take part in one of the many Sydney Tours.
Sydney City Guide:
Places in Inner Sydney
Balmain- Newtown- Paddington- Surry Hills- Darlinghurst- Glebe- Leichhardt- Redfern and Waterloo- Explore Inner Sydney
Places in Sydney City
The Rocks- Darling Harbour- Sydney Harbour- Chinatown and Haymarket- Circular Quay- Pyrmont- City Centre- Potts Point and Woolloomooloo- Walsh Bay- Kings Cross- Explore Sydney City
Places in Sydney North
Palm Beach- Manly- Mosman- Hawkesbury- Northern Beaches- Windsor
Places in Sydney South
Cronulla- Bundeena- Mascot
Places in Sydney East
Bondi- Coogee- Moore Park- Double Bay- Watsons Bay
Places in Sydney West
Sydney Olympic Park- Parramatta- Picton- Cabramatta- Camden- Appin- Blacktown- Penrith- Thirlmere- Campbelltown
* Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs/ animals/ yoga/ places are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. all image credit goes to their Photographers.
It’s Holidays – Be prepared, Himachal is real!
Himachal Pradesh is a part of the Indian Himalayas. It has wide valleys imposing Snow Mountains, limpid lakes, rivers and gushing streams. Himachal situated in the heart of the Western Himalaya, identified as “Dev Bhumi” is believed to be the abode of Gods and Goddesses. The entire state is emphasizing with stone as well as wood temples. The rich culture and traditions has made Himachal unique in itself..
The mountainous landscape of Himachal Pradesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas, is made up of a series of valleys and snow covered peaks. Himachal Pradesh is deservedly sought out by adventure lovers. Alternatively, Himachal Pradesh provides a refreshing escape for those who are craving crisp mountain air.
Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Shimla the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh is a fabulous hill-station surrounded by dense forests that comprises of oak, deodar, pine and rhododendron forests. Shimla has abundance of natural beauty and the locals are privileged to live in such panoramic locations. This place can enamor anyone with its beauty.
Places to visit at Shimla
Simla State Museum| The Ridge| Summer Hill| Daranghati Sanctuary| Indian Institute of Advanced Study| Naldehra and Shaily Peak| Chadwick Falls| Kufri| Christ Church| Annandale| Wild Flower Hal
Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Manali is situated on the banks of Beas River. Manali Local sightseeing includes Hadinmba devi Temple, Sage Vashisth Temple, Rohtang pass and Solang Valley. Manali is also famous for camping, rafting and paragliding. Rafting in Manali can be enjoyed at katrain near Kullu, Paragliding and skiing in manali can be enjoyed in Solangvalley or Rohtangpass area.
Place to Visit at Kullu & Manli
Kullu & Manli- Basheshwar Mahadev Temple| Sultanpur Palace| Parvati Valley| Raison| Raghunathji Temple| Bijli Mahadev Temple| Shoja| Jagatsukh| River Beas| Rohtang Pass| Solang Valley| Jogini Waterfall| Beas Kund| Hadimba Temple| Jana Falls| Van Vihar National Park| Pin Valley National Park
Dharamsala is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This is the principal township of Kangra district and overlooks wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday.
Places to visit at Dharamsala
Triund| Dal Lake| Dharamkot| Bhagsu Waterfall| Bhagsunag Temple| Masroor Rock Cut Temple| Church of St. John| Tea Garden | Dalai Lama Temple
The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Spiti, originally pronounced ‘Piti’ (the middle land), was historically part of Western Tibet .In the 11th century AD Nimagon, the king of Nariss Korssum divided his kingdom amongst his 3 sons of which Spiti and Zanskar together formed a separate kingdom.Later, Ladakh took over the suzerainty of Spiti and Zanskar, and the area was governed by the Nono (younger brother of the King of Ladakh). Since the valley is situated in rain shadow area, north of the Pir Panjal ranges the weather remains pleasant and quite comfortable during summers from mid May to mid October, since the district is snowbound area and Lahaul valley remain isolated from rest of the world from October-May due to closure of the Rohtang Pass.
Places to visit at Spiti Valley
Spiti| Lhalung| Lossar| Kaza| Kunzum Pass| Kibber| Tabo| Pin valley| Dhankar| Kye
Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba district in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated on 5 hills – Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. In western Himachal Pradesh, the hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echoes of the Raj era. It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town’s average height is 2036 m, and is surrounded by varied vegetation – pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Dalhousie is 485 km by road from Delhi and 52 km from Chamba. The closest railhead is Pathankot, 80 km away. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km .
Places to Visit at Dalhousie
Dainkund Peak| Panchpula| Ganji Pahari| Sach Pass| Garam Sadak| Subash Baoli |Bakrota Hills| Katalope
All Photo worth goes to their Photographers.