I want to create at least a minimum awareness among people to understand our politicians and religion. This will help our nation to weed-out corruption at all levelவிட்டுக்கொடுங்கள் உறவுகள் ப(பா)லமாகும் ! தட்டிக்கொடுங்கள் தவறுகள் குறையும் !! மனம்விட்டு பேசுங்கள் அன்பு பெருகும் !!! அன்பு செலுத்துங்கள் வாழ்க்கையே சொர்க்கமாகும்
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5 scenic road trips you will never forget
You've heard the phrase 'the journey is more important than the destination.' Now hit the road to know what it really means. Whether its dramatic coastlines or high-altitude landscapes, these picturesque stretches are best experienced on the road.
The Amalfi coast, Italy The Amalfi coast in southern Italy's Sorrento Peninsula is home to one of the most legendary drives in the world. It is, in UNESCO's words, "an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape". Expect stunning sights all along its 25-mile sweep, with cliffs, towns and historic, terraced villages on one side and mesmerising views of the Mediterranean Sea on the other.
Manali - Leh Highway, India This winding 490 kilometre-long highway has spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayas,mountain passes, glaciers, streams and high-altitude plains. It's covered in snow for much of the year, and only opens during the summer months, between June and October. Keep your camera ready for some stunning Kodak moments, but be prepared for some hairpin bends.
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Great Alpine Road, France Ever looked wistfully at those cyclists making their way through the picturesque French Alps in the Tour de France? Well, consider driving along the Great Alpine Road, or the Routes des Grandes Alpes, which connects Lake Geneva and the French Riviera. Travel through the snow-capped mountains, valleys and lakes of the French Alps, but watch out for some hair-raising corners around mountain passes such as Col de l'Iseran, the highest paved pass in the Alps.
Atlantic Road, Norway This zigzagging road on the Norwegian coastline, eight kilometres long, passes across seven bridges. The most famous of these, the Storseisundet Bridge, is known for its scary twists and turns. The ride comes with breathtaking views of the western fjords, and the surprising glimpses of seals, whales and exotic birds along the way are an added attraction.
Interoceanic Highway, Peru-Brazil Completed in 2011, this 2,600km-long transcontinental highway links the South American countries of Peru and Brazil, and passes through several dramatically contrasting landscapes. It runs along the Peruvian coast, through remote stretches of the Andes and dense Amazonian rainforests. Stop at the Incan and Spanish colonial capital of Cusco for a slice of history - from here, you can take a diversion to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu.
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