Kenya, Africa

Grab your tickets to Kenya and visit Africa! Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the finest game parks on this amazing Kenya safari tour. Staying in the world-famous Masai Mara, experience superb wildlife viewing as well as the fascinating culture of the Maasai tribes people. Veer off the beaten track to search out elephants, hippos, cheetahs, leopards, flamingos and lions against the impressive backdrop of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha. This is one African safari you’ll never forget.

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Italy 2016

Italy

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Immerse in the life of Italy, on an unforgettable journey with Buffyfish, that brings alive the past through the historic ruins. Devour memorable experience of the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre, the tranquil mornings and culture of Florence, the traditional Tuscany and of course the night tour of Rome, the most treasured treasures. The unique amalgamation of divine food and architectural marvel surrounding, Italy is the epitome of art. See for yourselves the arts of an artist of all times, Michelangelo and submerge in a world of his creation.

A geographically blessed country, history has significantly contributed in the creation of each state. Endowed by priceless treasures in form of art and architecture, every city also has it’s own culture and traditions which are laid in the backdrop of picturesque nature.

Cultural Italy

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Cultures that differ with each state, Italy offers a unique blend. Discover the culture of Tuscany and the traditions alongside the rich history of the place. A walk through the historic center of Florence shows you the humble beginnings of the city. Moving through the streets narrow that show you the medieval town, you end up at the Piazza della Signoria which is the political center since middle ages. A native of Florence, Michelangelo, is the most renowned artists of all time.

Ubiquitous Landscapes

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Italy extends beyond the ruins and the art. Nature is abundant and found on every trail of the countryside. Burrowed in the folds of a rugged coastline, encounter the five villages which are nothing less than a picturesque backdrop. Travelling through the vine covered hills; a coastal walk links you to the villages. The trail offers a view that is replete with nature. Soak in the medieval flavor of Sienna experiencing the architectural marvels. A scenic landscape, Tuscany is a treat for the viewers’ eyes.

Architectural Marvels

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Birthplace of Renaissance and the center of Roman Empire, it is here that you can witness the romance of Michelangelo and his creations. The city of love, of architectural wonders, of food and wine, Rome has it all! Standing witness to the events of the past against the ravages of time, the city is a wonder in itself. The cathedral and the churches, the frescoes and the embellished facades and various more such marvels make Rome a treasure trove of art. A night tour of the city gives you a glimpse of the cityscape and the magnanimity that the architecture lends to the city.

Every city of Italy offers a different culture, a different dialect, architecture and food. Each equally enticing and incomparable! The alluring nature of the country is something to fall in love with. Italy is a place for history buffs, food lovers, nature travelers and relaxation seeking tourists. A great combination for every person to indulge in completely!


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Bhutan 2016

Bhutan, the Land of the Dragon King, is calling!


Best time to visit Bhutan

March to May and September to November are the best times to visit Bhutan.


Did you know?

  • Bhutan is a beautiful, tiny country at the end of the eastern Himalayas, sandwiched between India and China, located at a high altitude.
  • Bod means Tibet. In Sanskrit, Bhutan or Bhota-anta means “The End of Tibet”.
  • It was the southern extreme point of the Tibetan plateau and culture.
  • Dru Ü or Druk Yul or The Kingdom of Bhutan or the country of the Dragon people or of the Drukpa lineage or the Land of the Thunder Dragon are the other names of Bhutan.
  • It is known as the “Land of Thunder Dragons” because of violent storms.
  • The Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) is the head of the state.
  • The currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum or the Nu and it’s value is fixed to the Indian Rupee.
  • The first of the foreign tourists were allowed to enter Bhutan only in 1974.
  • Bhutan was never colonized.
  • Thimphu is the largest city and capital of Bhutan. There is only one traffic light in Thimphu.
  • The national language is Bhutanese (Dzongkha) and nthe script is called Chhokey (Dharma language).
  • The national dress for Bhutanese men is the gho and the ankle length dress called the kira is worn by women.
  • Archery and darts are the national sports of Bhutan.
  • Buddhism is the official religion of Bhutan, which is sponsored by the state.
  • Bhutan’s national animal is called Takin, which is a goat-cow like antelope.
  • Ema Datshi, is one of the most popular dishes in Bhutan.
  • Chilly is found in every meal.
  • Gangkhar Puensum is the highest moutain in Bhutan, located at 24,840 feet which remains unconquered till date.
  • Punakha was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
  • No one ever forgets birthdays in Bhutan, as all the people of Bhutan officially grow a year older on New Year’s Day.
  • Bhutan’s barometer for measuring its economic growth is based on Buddhist cultural and spiritual values and is measured by the Gross National Happiness or GNH. This term was coined in 1972 by Bhutan’s fourth Dragon King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The main aspects of GNH are
    • Sustainable growth,
    • Cultural values,
    • Natural environment, and
    • Good governance.
  • The internet was a gift to his people, from King Jigme Singye to celebrate his 25th year of reign, in 2000.
  • 70% of the country is covered in forest.
  • There is constitutional obligation on Bhutan’s people, to keep at least 60 percent of the nation under forest cover at all times. This makes it the first country to do so.
  • Plastic bags have been banned in Bhutan.
  • Smoking has been banned in Bhutan in public.
  • Sale of tobacco has been outlawed since 2004.
  • The government provides for free education and healthcare.
  • The temples and the Dzongs are maintained by the government.
  • Schools are run to teach artists, the painting and carving techniques for these temples and Dzongs.
  • The Bhutanese paint phalluses on the walls of their houses. This is a symbol of fertility and good luck.
  • Polygamy and Polyandry are legal in Bhutan.
  • Songstan Gampo, the Tibetan King had 2 monasteries built in Bhutan – one in Bumthang and one in Kyichu (near Paro).
  • One of the famous monastery is the Takstang Palphug Monastery or the Tiger’s nest and is located on a cliff in the upper Paro valley. It is a beautiful day long trek, to and fro.
  • The Tshechus or the festivals in Bhutan usually take place for 3-5 days and are held in the honor of Guru Rimpoche or Guru Padmasambhava. He was the founding saint of Buddhism in Bhutan. Masked dances and dance dramas are common at the festivals.

Dates for upcoming Festivals in Bhutan for 2016

Paro Tshechu will take place in Paro, from the 19th March 2016 to the 23rd March 2016.

Gasa Tshechu will take place in Gasa. from 14th March 2016 to the 18th March 2016.

Rhodeodendron Festival will take place at the Lamperi Botanical Garden in Dochula, Thimpu, from 18th April 2016 to the 20th April 2016.


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Do you want to road trip with BuffyFish and unravel the mysteries that Bhutan holds?

Visit Dzongs, Buddhist monasteries that were built in the 1600s, the Taktshang Monastery in the Paro Valley, and many such beautiful places landlocked in the eastern Himalayas

What are you waiting for? Bhutan is calling…


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