Sunday, March 9, 2014

Five Most Beautiful Highways in The World

Driving becomes adventures when you drive through a road with lots of twist and turns. At time you may have the experience of some breathtaking moment but at the end you will realize it was a fun fill journey.  As the saying goes "a good road can never make one a good driver." If you want to try out your driving skill then you must drive your car through these 5 most beautiful highways in the world.

1. Col De Turini (France)

The Col De Turini is situated at more than 1 mile above the sea level in the mountain pass in the south of France in the Alps. Every year this road is included as the part of a 20 miles rally stage of the Monty Carlo rally in the world championship and where cars can reach the top speed of over 110 mph. The scenic beauty of the road also makes it one of the most attractive and exciting roads on Earth. This road ends in Sospel, a very pleasant small town of France.

2. Los Caracoles Pass (Andes)
The Los Caracoles road passes through the mountains from the Andes on the way between Chile and Argentina. The very popular path is covered with snow for most of the year which is difficult to deal with. This road has many steep inclines and despite of this fact the road has a strong safety record as it is maintained pretty well. Tourist buses passes daily on the road which gives the tourists an experience of both nature's beauty and an exciting ride.

3. San Bernardino Pass (Switzerland) 
The San Bernardino Pass is a high mountain pass located in the Swiss Alps at 2065 meters above the sea level. This pass connects the Swiss towns Misox and Hinterrhein, and is a driver's dream road providing some spectacular and outstanding Alpine scenes. It has an impressive 6.6 km long tunnel. The road is dominated by castles and churches, gorges and sprawling bridges, which brings you closer to some of Switzerland's most breathtaking scenery.

4. Trollstigen (Norway)
The Trollstigen Mountain Road is most visited attractions from the Fjord in Norway. It is a steep winding road located in the Rauma region. The word Trollstigen means the Troll Ladder and it relates to a series of stunning roads with a breathtaking view and a couple of incredible waterfalls. The road is very narrow where it gets very difficult for two vehicles to pass each other. Stigfossen Waterfall gushes down the mountainside towards the IIsterdalen Valley.

5. Oberalp Pass (Switzerland)
The Oberalp Pass located 2044 meters above the sea level in the Swiss Mountain that's serves as a link between Central Switzerland and the Graubunden Oberland. This incredible road commands the view of both down into the valley and up to the Gotthard mountains are likely to prove unforgettable. This road is very popular among drivers from Europe but it's only open during the summer months. On the other hand, during winter the Oberalp Pass is closed to road traffic and the road itself is used as a ski slope, toboggan run and hiking trail.

Exotic Locations That We Can Discover Without Visa

It is a wish and desire of every person to explore the unexplored part of the world. But, for that one needs to have a valid passport and a visa. According to passport information from the International Air Transport Association ( IATA), 52 countries and territories provide visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to holders of Indian passports. Here are the names of those mystifying places where Indians can still enjoy their stay without a visa as listed by Yahoo-

Grenada is an island country and commonwealth realm consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In this country too, Indians can enjoy vacations for at least 3 months without a visa, but with a valid proof of enough funds to cover the cost of the travel.

British Virgin Islands:

brThe British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago; the remaining islands constitute the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands. Most of the tourists heads off to the numerous white sand beaches, visit The Baths on Virgin Gorda, snorkel the coral reefs near Anegada, or experience the well-known bars of Jost Van Dyke. It is indeed a great chance for those Indians who love to explore the other sides of the world as 31-day visa-free stay in the British Virgin Islands for tourism purposes are permitted specially to the Indians. Cruise is the only option to reach this exotic island.

Cook Islands:
The Cook Islands is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It consists of 15 small islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. With this, the influx of tourists has readily increased. With about 100,000 visitors travelling to the islands in the 2010–11 financial years, tourism is the country's main industry, and the leading element of the economy. Indian with a valid proof of citizens and reserved accommodation are allowed to stay for up to 200 days without a visa. Not just this, they exempted from paying the departure tax of NZ$55 for adults and NZ$15 for children.

Bhutan, a landlocked country in South Asia is located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. Thimphu is the capital and the largest city in Bhutan. The mutual affairs between the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the Republic of India have been traditionally close since the 1949 treaty was prepared. Though the country is very conservative regarding tourism, it is quite lenient for Indian citizens. For any Indians, a two weeks permit is issued for visiting this country by producing a valid passport or voter's identity card.

Dominica is an island nation that has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. The Commonwealth of Dominica had a population of 71,293 at the 2011 Census. It is also one such location where Indians can stay for 22 months without a visa.

El Salvador:

El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador. El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean on the south, and the countries of Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the north and east. One can catch a glimpse of natural beauties like volcanoes, mountains and cloud forests on a visit to this country. With a permit to stay in El Salvador for a maximum of three months without a visa, Indians can indeed catch a glimpse of it.

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