Monastic Tour to ‘Little Lhasa’- McLeod Ganj

Nature is a paradise. Apart from holding the volumes of untold wealth to offer us, it is a lifeline to all of us in many respects. Especially, when I come to hills, their beauty is beyond the description. Hills are the among the anytime favorite destinations of most of us for their timeless beauty, unleash greenery, deep down snow, chilled air blowing around and the eye smoothening picturesque views.

In the plains of India during the summers when the summer sunlight is scorching and the mercury level is continuously rising to its highest, a visit to hills appears as a chief reliever. You just need to ditch the monotony for a few days and walk out of your air-conditioned room to live a few days completely in the lap of nature. It is a high time to plan a vacation out with family, friends, kids or maybe solo for some.

Himachal Pradesh- an abode of The Himalayas and the pleasant surprises with the spectacular sights, flowing perennial rivers, majestic tall standing mountains with loaded greenery, proud trees of ‘Chirr’and ‘Deodar’, the whistling chilled winds, sunrays causing Tyndal-effect and low-hanging clouds. All create a great ambiance of peace, joy, and love in surrounding and actually sufficient to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

The western part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is adjacent to the Panjab plains covers the circuit of- Jwalamukhi-Kangra-Dalhousie- McLeod Ganj-Sidbari-Tashijong-Bir-Dharamshala, popularly known by the name of Monastic Tour. Minimum time required for this is one day to cover the whole area. If you are traveling from Delhi, you can opt to come via Nangal (Panjab), crossing Bhakra Dam and entering Una district (Himachal Pradesh). In the beginning, you will see the low-height hills of Dhauladhar range. As you move up you will find the gradual elevation hills with the positive longitudinal rise. Soil and season suitable for temperate fruits like- Mango, Lichhi, Apple, pomegranates; you will experience numerous fruit orchards on the way.

Varying from those small to medium drainage systems, this zone has many rivulets dotting the hilly space. After offering your prayers to Jawalamukhi Temple, you approach towards Dharamsala and head for the sharp elevated Little Lhasa-land, -McLeod Ganj, which is nearly 24 km away from the Dharamsala.  Famous among the followers of Tibetan Buddhism, this place is a major attraction for its famous- Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsu Nath Temple, BhagsuNath waterfall and Dal lake. Apart from these, there is also other spiritual attraction like- Kalachakra temple in the Mainstreet of McLeod Ganj, St.John in the wilderness, Nechung Monastery etc; looked for by the people who love to arrive the spot for to gain peace of mind and seek blessings.

You will love to roam around in the main street of McLeod Ganj to live by the Tibetan Culture, dresses, food, Tibetan arts, and handicrafts. In the evening you can experience the joy of music, melody, drinks and mouth-watering delicacies. There are numerous hotels and restaurants which serve their guests at its best but it’s always good to book in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle.

One can wish to travel by road-car or bus; also opt to take air route services till Kangra district. The best season to visit McLeod Ganj is- September to June; however, due to heavy rainfall-July and August are usually not suggested. In order to make the experience a little more interesting- one can hire a two-wheeler at nominal price to avoid traffic congestions and joy the ride among hills for a day. Meanwhile, the trekkers can gear up for their affinity to nature by covering the Triund Hills Track from McLeod Ganj and watch the footprints of nature very closely.

Content Strategy for A Business Conference

 

Falling in love with the world wide web is much higher for a marketing strategist as by any other. Be it a webinar, video conferencing, virtual discussions, slacks, social media discussions or hangout chat, the availability is important. Now, when we are just a step away from the screen, we get time to interact with – clients, customers, stakeholders; in-person. No virtual interaction can replace this as it not only enhances trust and bonding but helps us build our network, learn from others and generate solutions for some of our routine problems. So, is the importance of a business conference.

While planning to execute a purposive business conference, we look around for the details of a conference room, comfortable sitting arrangement, impressive outlook of the discussion room, adequate room temperature, humidity, water, snacks or maybe tea or coffee arrangements on time. We do prepare the list of speakers, guests, and other attendees at the conference and then plan to serve them in our best possible way. The next is the schedule of the conference- who will sit where and when?

The hoardings, flex, standees, backdrops, pamphlets, welcome emails and promotional banners are the next important things that you will have to decide and that too well-in-advance. Moreover, you will have to make sure that all of them must go in line with the intent/idea of the conference and must exhibit the true character of the event in themselves. Here, comes the issue of planning the content and content strategy for your event. You must have to sit down, think, pen down, write, edit and after finalizing publish the content later on, so that your objective to rightly engage your audience in required direction can be fulfilled.

For that, you will have to follow your content strategy step by step and decide what to do first. In first go, you might end up a little annoyed by not finding the proper selection of words and phrases which are unique in character and spirit. The best way is that you just sketch the whole content strategy first and then start working on the drafting of the same. This process requires a lot of free time to think till the time you strike with the best form of content/ words matching your business goals. All you need to revisit again and again is- “what content can add value to the event and create an impression on the audience without missing the hidden intent of the conference”.

A content strategist can be a ‘thinker’ to handle the challenging task to perform unplanned and unstructured nature of work. The person will have to dive-in completely into the essence of the industry concerned, real market scenario, ongoing trends and future prospects to come out with the flying colours. Then only they can contextualize their text to generate leads and hence, sell more tickets. They may need to question their own work again and again and then challenge their own words themselves to reach up to the adequate level and in fact, that level will leverageable- right for their business unit through the business conference.

Luxuriate at Real-Thai Hotels in Thailand

While planning for the holidays to Thailand this time, you must have great expectations from altogether. Going out with family or friends or solo, the chief idea in your mind is a whole sole comfort in all its form. Of course, the whole intent behind your travel is to get relax, gain positivity, rejuvenate yourself in some cool and calm surroundings. You all the way looking to reach the height of luxury as per your need.

You could have spoken to your travel agents a number of times to ensure all the checklist and remind him of all what you exactly expect out of this tour. Apart from the mode of your travel, a time you have and places you roam; one more important segment is the hotel where you are going to stay.

While scrolling down the list of hotels and the comfort which they claim to offer, you must be apprehensive while actually deciding for one. In Bangkok, you can find really good Thai hotels that offer the real Thai experience to you. With enchanting city views spacious deluxe rooms, suites, and apartments, their hospitality is incredibly Asian. They overwhelm their guests by the services like-sample craft cocktails, poolside smoothies and Thai tapas in Bar, and salads served.

Physical, Mental and Spiritual wellness is also extended to you through traditional and holistic Thai therapies, rooftop lap pool, heat experiences and ice experience, and 24 hours dedicated fitness with personal attention and training.

Now the next important thing is that where should your hotel be located. Majorly depend on the time you are traveling Bangkok. If you are a first-time traveler than you will certainly look for easily accessible, may be centrally located place to accommodate. If you are traveling with kids and family then again, some easily accessible and connected part will suit you better. This is another way how you can be served better here at some centrally located hotels. Even premium wi-fi services are made to make your own connectivity easy as and when you want.

Your wonderful wish to smoothen yourself in pool bar after the exhaustive site seeing will be looked after here. You will be served with exotic juices, cocktails, beers, wines, tropical drinks, ice creams and some light bites. A few hotels with high bar feature is to uplift your mood and create an inviting atmosphere for your fun enabled relaxing here. Your ambiance of love will be uplifted by the wonderful lighting and comfortable furnishing inside is meant for your wellness and healing.

And now it comes to the dining. Yes, of course, you would love to bang on with the real Thai taste.

Thai cuisines are loved all over the world and known for their specific taste. Real Thai gourmet chefs know the art of winning your heart by satisfying your appetite. You will be served food in a contemporary way in the unusual surroundings. Your platter will be amazingly decorated with the cuisines you want. Ranging from genuine Thai taste to extravagant seafood buffets or from stylish western dishes to lazy bunches, you won’t be able to resist food in our warm and welcoming environment. While carefully keeping the room for tradition, modern and hi-tech features will also be ensured while serving you at your dining table.

Connecting you further, the Hotel clubs in Thailand are there to indulge in a series of complementary activities and stir up the remarkable Thai hospitality to you.

 

Network Building Through A Business Conference

Networking makes a business go-getter. Any businessman knows the importance of having good connections and will hence try to put them in their best way to make economic sense out of them. And that’s the real intent of organizing a conference.

A conference is called up to let like-minded, similar interest group people meet on a single platform where they can connect with each other and utilize each other well- resource wise, knowledge wise, financially, technically etc.

A successful business conference makes a lot of business sense. It helps an idea find an investor and an investor find an idea. It gears up for sharing technical knowledge, skills and help in removing roadblocks for a business.

How a conference work to expand business for you-

  1. Idea exchange- Ideas are the seeds of a business. They decide the fate of any industry. The stronger an idea is, a better outcome it will provide. A successful conference provides a horizon for the different ideas to come out and through discussion, they took a shape gradually.
  2. Knowledge updating- To stay ahead in any business, it is imperative to remain updated and informed. One should know well about the prevailing competitions and also trends in the industry. A conference work for you to improve your subjective intelligence.
  3. Explore potential clients- In the rapidly changing atmosphere, the needs of a business changes too. By connecting with the people, chances are high that you may meet potential clients or may be future business investors.
  4. Grow your network- High-end meeting in well-designed space and settings will impress the people whom you want to connect further to look for the growth of your business unit. The impact of a well-handled conference may lead to opening up new windows of prosperity.

Without losing the significance of a conference, it is also equally important to make sure that a conference happens in a comfortable surrounding wherein adequate lighting, temperature, clean sitting arrangements must be ensured. Otherwise, guest will get annoyed and the purpose of a conference may fail which will of-course not affordable for a business.

Keeping the importance of a business deal in mind, all details like- comfortable furniture, room temperature, parking facility for guest, high-tech system and other needed room material must be ensured properly to allow a good level discussion and learning environment. Even hiring some professional for the same may help you disburden yourself while maintaining the objective of the conference on top priority.

Our Environment- Our ‘Common’ Future

World Environment Day

Once passing through the desert state of India- Rajasthan, I noticed something worth telling. I saw a water park. You will be surprised that how come a water park is so worthy. In fact, I saw that a good gentry was playing and enjoying in a rich pool of water and beating the summer heat. When I just crossed only the boundary walls of that water park, I saw the animals fighting with the draught and even plants on the verge of dryness because of water shortage. Isn’t it something worth telling? Now your point of view may vary depending on the fact that whether you are an insider or an outsider. But the fact is that we all choose to remain ignorant until the time we ourselves actually encounter this situation.

5th June of each year is marked as World Environment Day by UN to raise awareness and create conscious among people over the environmental cause. But, is it merely a single day cause? It is an established fact and fundamental which we cannot afford to ignore ever, even a single day and even if we do ignore, we won’t be able to do so for longer.

Just recall any moment of your life when you had suffocated or just revisit the day when finding the drinking water was quite challenging for you for some time- you will realize the importance of them once again. You might have seen women carrying earthen pot on their head to meet the water needs of their family. Or maybe you might have seen an asthmatic patient struggling to breath-in little oxygen. In both of these situations, the person is not enjoying the basic fundamental as much easier as the rest of us may be enjoying or I can say exploiting.

It is the human tendency that we do not value a thing till the time it is available and start crying for the same once it is gone. Our nature has gifted us the most basic things in life- Air, Water, Earth, Plants, Birds, Rain etc. for free of cost. Perhaps that’s the reason that we, in spite of knowing their importance, continue to remain ignorant and handle them very loosely. Whether- it is about the wasting of water, polluting the air/water/earth, using plastic in numerous forms, cutting down trees, killing animals and whatnot; we are degrading our environment continuously.

On this special day- we saw a volume of related messages floating and pressing for the environmental demand. Yes, they help because they feed our unconscious mind and generate a sense of responsibility in us. People talk about-less plastic use, planting trees, recycling of the waste, adoption of the traditional practices to beat the heat. But meanwhile, taking action is utmost importance. Start from your own home. Teach your kids the value of the environment and create examples for them by doing the cause. Talk about this issue as we talk about any other gossip and let’s arrive at a conscious that do a little contribution from our own side because each drop has a value.