Gardens have for long been a source of inspiration and creativity. Gardens give you an exciting feeling, the sight, the botanic edifice, the fragrance and smell of translucent flowers. These feeling, can change you thoughts about nature.
There are numerous botanical gardens around the world. However this article lists few beautiful botanical gardens which could be your next place of discovery and visit.
Here are beautiful botanical gardens across the globe you should visit.
Longwood Garden, Pennsylvania, USA
These gardens cover an impressive 1,077 acres, woodlands and meadows. The gardens came to fulfillment after Pierre S. du Pont purchased them in 1906 and have been wowing visitors ever since.It is one of the premier horticultural display in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy native and exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performance. It takes about three to four hours to walk round this magnificent garden.
Monet’s Garden, Givenry, France
If you tour one garden in your life, let it be Claude Monet’s garden. Named after the builder, and situate at the home he lived in Giverny, France, is, quite literally, like something out of a painting. A quick train ride from Paris, the garden is split into two parts – a flower garden called Clos Normand and a Japanese-inspired water garden. It has amazing scenery and give one the relaxation of the mind.
Kew Garden, London Uk
Kew Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It has long been a Saturday afternoon tack for Londoners and tourist with the Temperate House – the hugest Victorian glasshouse in the world, there’s been no better time to visit. With, 500 acres of woodland and the world’s largest seed conservation project.
Aswan Botanical Garden, Egypt.
The Aswan Botanical Garden, also known as Kitchener’s Island or El Nabatat Island, is Egypt’s world class botanical garden that is situated on an island in the Nile River at Aswan. The island was formerly owned by Lord Kitchener in the 1800s as it was put on to him as a gift when he administered as Consul-General in Egypt. The garden is not only a considerable leisure spot for families, but also serves as an important centre of botanical exploration in Egypt. There are many kinds of unique and exotic plant life to view at the garden, including the Royal Palm tree and the Sabal Palm tree, as well as plenty of bird life. The garden is reached either by public ferries that run between Aswan, Elephantine Island, and Kitchener’s Island or by hiring a felucca. This is one of the best Gardens in Africa.
Jardin major role, Morroco
Jardin Majorelle, located in Marrakech, Morocco, was created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1886 and purchased by French designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge in 1980. The garden has about 30 members of the cactus family as Majorelle was especially interested in the plant when he designed the garden and is home to a variety of bird species including the blackbird, sparrow, and turtle dove. The verse botanical research makes it a unique Garden. The garden feature bamboo from Asia, the better museum amongst others.
Koishikuna korakuen Garden, Toyko
This garden a 17th century garden, was organized in 1629 by Mito Yorifusa and completed by his son. It incorporates both Chinese and Japanese elements. It is also known as Garden of pleasure.
The not so recent Dubai miracle garden would not be left it. It is considered one of natures amazing wonder because of the floral design structure. It is located at Al Barsha south- Dubai- united Arab Emirates.
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The Dubai Miracle garden has achieved three Guinness World Records. In 2013, it was declared as the world’s largest vertical garden. Currently an Airbus A380 flower structure in the garden is listed by Guinness World Records as the biggest flower structure in the world.
12 Most Beautiful Watersfall sight in the world
Visiting a waterfall is one of the most unique experiences ever. The view of foamy water falling over the rocks and into a pool leaving you in a mist of freshness is something that can only be described when you sight a waterfall for the first time. However, the best waterfalls in the world deliver all of this and more. From the biggest to the highest ones that fall, these waterfalls will delight the traveller in you!
1) Tugela Falls, in South Africa
This seasonal complex of gorgeous waterfalls is located in the region of South Africa, in the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) of Royal Natal National Park. The falls are named after the Tugela River, with the word “tugela” coming from the Zulu word for “sudden.”
Tugela Falls is the world’s second-tallest waterfall (after Venezuela’s Angel Falls), with a combined total drop of 948 metres, including all five of the free-leaping falls.
The Tugela River varies in volume and does not flow consistently all year round, sometimes drying out completely. However, during the summer months (November to February), the falls are usually at their fullest, especially after heavy rain.
2. Victoria fall, Zambia.
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the powerful Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders), lies on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, fuelled by the rushing Zambezi River.
For comparison, Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls and more than twice the width of Horseshoe Falls.
Activities in Victoria falls
From white water rafting down the rapids of the Zambezi River to swimming in the precariously placed Devil’s Pool, there’s a huge range of adventurous activities to enjoy at Victoria falls.
Bungee jumping and zip-lining will please adrenaline junkies, whilst sunset boat cruises and hikes are more sedate options – there are tours, attractions and things to do to suit every taste.
The falls can be enjoyed all year round, but due to rising and falling water levels, different activities are available at different times of year, so check ahead for best time to visit the fall for the things that you want to do there.
3. Detian Falls, Vietnam china
The fairy-tale fountains of the Detian Waterfall (Virtuous Heaven Waterfall) lies on the border between China and vietnam
Surrounded by picturesque karst peaks, this scenic waterfall topples down three tiers and has to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
Detian Falls is also Asia’s largest transnational waterfall, as it’s shared by two countries. The falls also have a second name in Vietnamese, Ban Gioc Waterfall, which means “half-way across.”
Over thousands of years, the waterfall has eroded the land and also moved the falls upstream. At certain times of the year, Detain Falls splits into two waterfalls, but during the rainy season the river swells and the two pour back into one again.
4. Angel Falls, venezuela
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Venezuela’s of Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, with a stunning 979-metre drop. The falls are located in Canaima National Park, in the state of Bolivar, in the Gran Sabana region bordering Brazil and Guyana.
The rivers and tepuys (table-shaped mountains) of this region create incredible landscapes of rock cliffs and gorgeous waterfalls. Enjoy this unique environment by hiking to Mount Roraima.
In the local language of Pemon, Salto Angel is named Kerepakupai Meru, which means “waterfall of the deepest place” and Parakupa Vena, which means “the fall from the highest point.”
5. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Formed as the result of an historic volcanic eruption, the mighty Iguazu fallis made up of an incredible 275 waterfalls and cataracts, with Devil’s Throat being the tallest, plunging 80 metres into the gorge. This makes Iguazu nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls.
Around 1,500 cubic metres of water flow over the falls every second and peaks up to 13,000 cubic metres per second during the wet season (November to March).
How many have you visited? Waterfalls are one of the most Amazing natures gift to men. In Nigeria, there are lots of Fascinating and attractive waterfalls where one can go for relaxation, hangout, picnic etc.
6. Agbokim Waterfalls
Located in Etung local government area of Cross River State in south-southern Nigeria. Agbokim waterfalls is one of the most popular waterfall in Nigeria, The waterfalls is about 15 km from Ikom and 320 km from Calabar and located very close to Nigerians border with Cameroon.
7. Erin- ijesha Waterfall
Erin-Ijesha waterfall also know as Olumirin Waterfalls is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Osun State. Located in Oriade local government area of Osun State, The Waterfall which is said to have been discovered around 1140 AD is an ideal spot for lovers of tourism.
8. Angel Falls – Venezuela
The special reason why Angel Falls is one of the greatest waterfalls is that it is the highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 979 meters, it is named after Jimmy Angel from USA. The waterfall is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls which has a height of 52 meters. Yes, this is the tallest waterfall in the world and is a sight to behold.
9. Gullfoss – Iceland
A former privately owned waterfall, the Gullfoss is now state-owned and one of the most popular places to visit in Iceland. Part of the ‘Golden Circle’, a popular day excursion area for tourists, this waterfall is one of the best ones in Europe.
- Address: Southwest Iceland
- Height: 32 m
10. Kaieteur Falls – Guyana
Located in Amazon rainforest, the Kaieteur Falls is the largest single drop waterfall in the world when we compare the volume of water flowing over it. It is approximately five times higher than Niagara Falls and almost twice as high as the Victoria Falls when comparing its height and volume, making it one of the most powerful and majestic waterfalls in the world.
- Address: Guyana
- Height: 226 m
11. Tugela Falls – South Africa
Tugela Falls is the second highest waterfall in the world and is at an astounding height of 3110 feet. Apart from its stature, this highest waterfall in Africa also lets tourists enjoy a 12 km hike, that is brimming with fantastical nature views.
- Address: Royal Natal National Park, Giants Castle Game Reserve, South Africa
- Height: 948 m
12. Kunchikal Falls – Karnataka
Kunchikal Falls, a mesmerizing waterfall in shimoga, is the highest waterfall in India and falls from a height of whopping 455 meters. Located in Karnataka, its region receives heavy rainfall and has the only permanent rainforest research station in India.
- Address: Nidagodu village, near Masthikatte, Shimoga district, Karnataka
- Height: 455 m
Explore Kenya: The magical Angama
The Angama is an exception park with all its beauty. Centered in the Eastern part of Kenya. It has a lot of luxurious site. Built on the rift valley in Kenya. I know you would love to see the magical valley.
The scenery of the wildlife is breathtaking. The park is sensational and safe. You would want a life changing experience Angama is just the place to be.
Guests contribute a small nightly donation to the Angama Foundation which has been set up as a separate non-profit entity. These funds are used for various initiatives in the fields of education, healthcare and conservation.
The Angama Foundation works closely with neighbouring schools and several conservation organisations including thee Mara Conservancy the Mara Elephant Project and the Anne K. Taylor Fund. It has also built a clinic on the property of Angama Mara for guests, staff and the neighbouring communities.
The Angama Foundation was the creator of The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year competition.
Angama Mara comprises two separate camps of 15 tents each. Each camp has its own guest area, kitchen and staff.
In 2020, Angama Safari Camp opened. It is a light footprint, sole-use camp comprising four guest tents, sleeping a maximum of eight people.
Angama Mara has a private entrance to the 512 square kilometres (198 sq mi) mara Triangle where all game drives take place. The Mara Triangle has abundant year-round wildlife, including the Big Five. It is also where the Great Migration enters and exits the Massai mara National.Reserve and crosses the Mara River.
List of Activities and event at Angama mara
There are lots of events and activities in the Magical angama from sight seeing, wildlife, weddings ad romance, to games and tour.
Throughout the course of the event, guests were taken on a number of Game Drives through the heart of the Mara Triangle, where the vast grasslands are home to abundant herds, as well as Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. For the duration of their stay, guests had exclusive use of the campsite, which includes 30 spacious Tented Suites, each with a floor-to-ceiling glass front.
How To Arrange A Carry on luggage with Airlines Regulation
A carry-on luggage is a portion of luggage that can be brought on board the plane and kept in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. It is a luggage that is taken inside an aircraft by hand personally by a passenger.
What is assessed as carry-on luggage?
Technically, any piece of luggage that you “carry on” to an airplane is a carry-on bag. Most airlines allow one piece of carry-on luggage or “hand baggage” that can fit in the overhead bin, plus a “personal item” (a smaller purse, computer bag, diaper bag, small backpack, etc. which can go under the seat in front of your).
How choosy are airlines about the carry-on luggage size?
This varies by airline. Some airlines require passengers to fit their bags into a measuring device before boarding; others are more lenient, especially if the flight is not full. Some low-cost carriers (the now-defunct WOW among them), are notorious for weighing and measuring each carry-on bag, prompting some passengers to wear multiple layers of clothes on the plane to meet the requirements.
What happens if my carry on luggage considered is too big to enter?
According to airline rules, if your carry-on bag is too large, the airline will require you to gate-check your bag and, often, pay a hefty fee to do so. Of course, what the rules state and what actually happens isn’t always the same. The agent might not notice, they might notice but not care, or they might notice and require you to check the bag. It can depend a bit on the airline (some are notoriously more strict than others), the agent, and how egregiously large your bag is.
If you are required to check your bag, it will be tagged and you’ll pick it up at baggage claim at your destination. Sometimes you’ll pick it up on the jetway once you’ve landed at your destination. The gate agent will tell you if that’s the case.
Could my bag be gate-checked even if it meets the requirements?
Yes. If the plane is very full or it’s a smaller aircraft than expected, you might have to gate-check your bag. If this happens to you, make sure everything vital, like your travel documents and passport, medicine, electronics, and jewelry is placed in your personal item bag, not the gate-checked carry-on.
Carry on luggage standard
The standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 22” x 14” x 9” (including the handle and wheels), though you might find an inch or two of difference between airlines—for example, Southwest allows bags up to 24” x 16” x 10”.
International carry-on sizes vary, but most follow the same size requirements as domestic airlines.
Note: If you see a size listed in “linear inches,” take the combined length, width and depth of the bag and you’ll have your total in linear inches. 22” + 14” + 9” = 45 linear inches.
To avoid getting nailed on the size of your carry-on, check the requirements when you book your ticket or consult this handy list
Difference between a carry-on and personal item?
Most airlines allow passengers to bring on both a carry-on and a personal item like a backpack, laptop bag, purse, briefcase, shopping bag, etc. The general rule of thumb is that your personal item is smaller in dimension than your carry-on bag and it can fit underneath the seat in front of you.
How many carry-on bags can you bring on a plane?
Typically in economy, you can bring one carry-on and one personal item. If you bring two bags, one must fit underneath your seat and the other can go into the overhead bin. If you’re flying in an upgraded class like business or first, you may be allowed an additional carry-on bag. And if you’re flying on certain budget airlines or you hold a basic economy ticket on certain airlines (and certain routes), you may be restricted to only a personal item. In short, policies can vary, so always double-check what’s allowed for your flight.
Is there a weight limit for a carry-on bag?
Most US domestic airlines don’t have weight limits for carry-ons: If you can hoist it into the overhead bin, you’re okay. However, some low-cost carriers and international airlines may have weight limits for carry-on bags ranging from 15 lbs (Qantas, Emirates) to 17 lbs (LATAM) to 22 lbs (Air Canada, Caribbean Airways, etc) and heavier. Just check the individual carrier before you fly.
Is carry-on luggage complimentary?
It depends on the airline and the type of ticket that you buy and where you’re flying. Most regular economy tickets on major carriers include a carry-on bag. However, on some low-cost airlines or when holding some basic economy tickets, you may pay an extra fee for a carry-on bag to go into the overhead bin. For example, United basic economy doesn’t allow full-sized carry-on for flights to the Caribbean but it does for flights to Europe.
Make sure you know the rules of your carrier/ticket so you can avoid unexpected fees.
It is important to know, that each airline has their own regulations for how huge your carry-on luggage can be. Therefore before u go on board or travel with a particular airline make thorough research on the dos and don’t.
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