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Gone are the days when Ferris wheels used to be just a part of amusement parks- these giant observatory wheels are now considered as famous landmarks in many cities with global exposure. With more and more tourists taking to go for rides of the ferris wheels, we bring to the 7 tallest ferris wheels in the world that would take you for the best spin of your life.

Ferris Wheel Pacific Park

Dubai Eye

As the project sees the light of the day, Dubai will have another reason to stand tall above all. The Dubai Eye ferris wheel which is being erected in the Bluewaters Island (a man-made island by Meraas Holding) is a 689-feet tall ferris wheel, costing ar around 1 billion AED (US $270 million).

High Roller -Vegas Nevada

The tallest standing ferris wheel in the world as of today is the High Roller which stands at 520-feet in the Last Vegas Strip area in Nevada , US. Announced as the centerpiece of Caesars Entertainment Corp., the High Roller has 28 spherical glass cabins which has the capacity to accommodate 40 passengers each and with maximum capacity of 1,120 passengers in one round. Illuminated by a 2,000-LED system at night, the wheel completes each rotation in 30 minutes.

Singapore Flyer

A ride not to be missed when you are in Singapore, the Singapore Flyer is one of the best attractions in the city. Standing at 541-feet, it took two and half years to complete this giant wheel for a whooping US $180 million. It also boasts of a reputation of being the tallest ferris wheel until March 2014. 28 air-conditioned capsules, each accommodating 28 passengers makes for a maximum capacity of 784 passengers at one go.

Star of Nanchang - China

Star of Nanchang was completed in 2006 in Nanchang, China. The 525-feet tall ferris wheel was built at the cost of US $8.93 million. As many as 60 enclosed air-conditioned gondolas, each carrying eight passengers with maximum of 480 passengers in total makes for the capacity of this ferris wheel. It takes 30 minutes to complete one rotation, giving passengers a chance to embark and disembark without the need for the wheel to stop.

London Eye

Clearly, one of the top attractions in London is the London Eye ferris wheel which is also known as the Coca-Cola London Eye. This giant ferris wheel stands at 443 feet as boasts of a diameter of 394-feet. With 32 sealed capsules able to carry 25 people each, the London Eye that cost US $106 million has the capacity to carry as many as 800 passengers; each capsule represents a London borough.

Melbourne Star

Opened in 2008, the Melbourne Star which built at the cost of US $72.37 million is a 394-feet tall ferris wheel which happens to be the only giant observation wheel of the Southern Hemisphere. Each of the glass cabins of the wheel offers 360-degree views of the city and surrounding area to its 20 passengers.

Pacific Wheel, California, US

Pacific Wheel

Pacific Park houses a one-of-a-kind solar-paneled Ferris wheel offering a view of the Pacific Ocean. It stands at a height of more than 130-feet. The wheel has 20 gondolas.

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Angkor Wat - Combodia
Known to the world as the famous Tomb Raider temple, this 12th century architectural marvel in Cambodia, an Asian continent, attracts as much as 50% of the tourists to the country. The Angkor Wat which once used to be a Hindu temple has been converted to a Buddhist place of worship, and with all the sculpted oddities and eye-catching claystone build proves to be an attraction not to be missed. An insight into this architectural wonder is what this blog is intended for. Let's have a look.
Tomb Raider Temple
  • As stated earlier, as many as 50% of the entire tourists to Cambodia come to the country solely for the purpose of visiting the Angkor Wat.
  • The Angkor Wat is printed in the national flag of Cambodia. The Cambodians take pride in the fact that they have such an wonderful heritage to give to the world.
  • Want to see Khmer architecture? Nothing else can be a better example than the Angkor Wat which is a classical style monument of the same.
  • The temple has been built to represent Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu Mythology lord of Brahma and the demi-god devtas.
  • As opposed to other temples in the region, the Angkor Wat is aligned to the west, contrary to the traditional process of east-alignment. The Angkor Wat faces sunset instead of sunrise, and the sun reciprocated by adding to its beauty in the evening.
Angkor Wat Temple
  • Angkor Wat was known as Pisnulok until the 16th century and was later renamed to its present name. Pisnulok was the official title of Khmer king Suryavarman II, who posthumously enjoys the reputation of building it.
  • The temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1992 to mark its recognition of playing an important part in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • The decorations on the walls of the temple have a uniquely Hindu story telling characteristics. They have fables and myths pictures that tell of the temple's origin in Hindu religion.
  • The site receives more than 2 million visitors annually for a reason - It ebbs an aura of divinity that can only be found in Incan and Mayan holy shrines.
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Sunburn Festival - Goa
December marks the end of the year, but not sans the air of festivity it deserves. There is a lot more to the chilling winter than just bonfire and snow; the utopia of this winter month draws a long list of fests and fairs for the avid traveler and otherwise, making room from all. This blog will take you across some of the many festivals this month has to offer, from every nook and corner of the country. Here we go!


Feast of St Francis Xavier (Old Goa)

Feast of St Francis Xavier - Old Goa

The feast of saint Francis Xavier is held on 3rd December every year at Velha Goa or Old Goa which is about 10kms east of Panaji. The mummified body of St. Francis Xavier is enshrined in a silver casket in one of the chapels of Basilica of Born Jesus built in 1605 by the Jesuits. The body of the Saint is exposed to public once every ten years and pilgrims from all over the world came to pay homage.

Cochin Carnival (Kochi)

Cochin Carnival

Cochin Carnival is a merry making feast observed to welcome New year during the last week of December every year at Fort Kochi. During the carnival days, different forms of cultural activities and sportsevents like Kalam Vara (floor drawing), tug-of-war, bicycle race, swimming in the sea, beach volleyball etc. are held. The major highlight of the carnival is the massive procession held on the New Years Day. A decorated elephant leads the procession accompanied by 'Panchavadyam', music bands, fancy dress, spectacular floats, folk arts forms of Kerala etc.

Malallapuran Dance Festival (Mamallapuram, TN)

Malallapuran Dance Festival - Tamil Nadu

A four-week, weekend-only dance festival showcasing classical and folk dances from all over India, with many performances on an open-air stage against the imposing backdrop of Arjuna’s Penance.
Dances include bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) tribal dance, and Kathakali (Kerala drama).

Hornbill Festival (Kisama)

Hornbill Festival

This festival derives its name from the name of the bird that goes by the same name. It is celebrated in the North Eastern state of Nagaland (a village called Kisama to be precise) near to the capital city Kohima. One of the largest festivals of the state, it is celebrated with traditional music dance and games that are played. There is also a sale of locally made handicrafts.

Sunburn Festival (Vagator,Goa) 

Sunburn Festival - Vagator, Goa

Sunburn is the Goan festival of synergy of music, entertainment, sports, food, shopping and lifestyle that has attracted audiences from every nook and corner of the globe. Now in its sixth year, Sunburn has become the hottest dance music property in Asia! The dates for this year are 27th to 30th December, 2015.

Paragliding Festival (Saputara)

Paragliding Festival-Saputara

The ideal festival for the adventure enthusiasts, the Paragliding Festival in Satpura, Gujrat is the best thing to attend if a shot of adrenaline rush is what you are looking for during the month of December. Promoted by the tourism department of Gujrat, this festival is a 26-day long ventrue that starts in the middle of the month. With more than 5000 entries, the festival is a great catch for the Indian adventure holiday seekers.

Christmas (all over India)

Christmas Celebration in Church

Christmas is celebrated all over the country with great pomp and show, especially in Goa, spreading to the entire south where Christians contribute to a major portion of the population. Apart from the midnight mass that is held on the 24th December across all churches in the country the following day is marked by celebrations, fetes, parties and exchange of gifts.

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