Monday, February 14, 2011


Holidaying in Vienna means a definite visit to the Schonbrunn Palace, one of the finest and most beautiful baroque palace in Europe.The 1441 room palace was built between 1692 and 1712 and has today become the most important cultural and tourist attraction in Vienna.
The Main Entrance of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. 
The palace in 1996 was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Golden Eagle atop each Main Gate of the Palace
The Fountain with the sculptures in the front Yard
Front View of the Schonbrunn Palace
 The Palace overlooks and is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. Towards the end of this sculptured garden is the Neptune Fountain. This space between the Palace and the Neptune Fountain is known as the  Great Parterre. The garden points to a 60 mt high hill which has a building called the Gloriette.

The Palace timings are from 8.30 AM to 5.00PM. Be sure to take a tour of the rooms of the palace. If you don't want to stand in long queues , book online  and keep a full day for the tour of the palace and the gardens and parks.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


A visitor to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary cannot miss  the large number of parakeets that are visible . The most common of these is the Ring-Necked Parakeet ( also called the rose-ringed parakeet) which is a noisy and highly visible bird in India.Extremely popular for their ability to mimic human speech, these birds are often  seen as pets - which is really sad . It is always a joy to see animals and birds in the wild  rather than in captivity.
Resting amongst the leaves
This one was very curious of me and my camera !
Should I ?
Am I Thirsty !
Who goes there ?
Bharatpur, Dec 2010


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