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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Uber India's 500 Million Rides: 15 Most Interesting Facts

Uber is the first car service which has revolutionized how Indians commute especially in all major cities of India. Recently Uber announced that it has completed 500 million rides in the last four years since the ride-hailing company's debut in the country. There are top 15 most interesting facts that every body should know about Uber services in India.



Top 10 Things To Know About Uber (India).

1. Demand -The demand for Uber, surged by almost 2.5 times between June 2016 and June 2017 now operates in 29 cities in India. 

2. International Market Share - India was the 18th market for the San Francisco-headquartered company when it entered the nation.

3. Number of drivers on platform – There are currently over 450,000 driver partners, or "micro-entrepreneurs," on Uber platform.  

4. Rating & Quality - Over 80 percent of all rides have been rated with a 5-star.

5. Number of riders - Uber didn't disclose exactly how many people in India are registered with the service, but said over five million active riders take at least one ride every week. 

6. Call Stats by TrueCaller: Uber drivers and its users totalled to 39 million calls last year.

7. Earnings: How drivers are compensated - Over 80 percent of its drivers in India -- those who are online for more than six hours a day - make between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 2,500 net a day, after Uber's service fee. 

8. Distance travelled in Uber cabs -  Riders and driver-partners have together travelled over 5.79 billion kilometres (roughly 3.6 billion miles).

9. Popularity of UberPOOL - The carpooling offering from Uber, called UberPOOL, amounts for more than 25 percent of all Uber rides in the country. UberPOOL is at present available in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune.

10. Stats of UberPool – Using UberPOOL service, riders have saved drivers from travelling an additional 48 million kilometres, which according to company's own estimates equals to 62 trips to the moon and back and helped save 2.3 million litres of fuel and emission of over 5.3 million kilograms of carbon dioxide.

11. Shortest and longest trips- The shortest trip on Uber platform in the country was a journey which stretched only to 0.5 kilometres, while, the longest trip has been 45 kilometres long.

12. Most dedicated driver - Chandigarh-based driver Jaswinder Singh has taken 12,574 trips on Uber's platform so far. Chennai-based driver Raghupathy M is quickly filling the gap, standing at 12,354, according to the latest numbers provided by Uber.

13. Most dedicated rider - A rider from Chennai leads the race with 3,485 trips in India.

14. International travellers prefer Uber - Uber operates in over 650 cities across the world, is unsurprisingly the choice of cab platform among international riders. 

15. Foreign National Using Uber in India- Riders from 94 countries have used Uber in India, visitors from US and Canada have taken the most number of riders in India. i.e.369,003 people from the United States took an Uber ride in India last year.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

India Makes History - 104 Satellites Launched In One Go: 10 Things To Know



India's space agency ISRO launched a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh (India) today making India become the first country to successfully carry so many satellites in a single mission. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 is the star of what has been described as an incredible step for the country's space programme. It tore into the sky at 9.28 am, breaking free of the earth's gravitational pull with a growl. 

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10 Key Things to Know about ISRO's 39th Mission of PSLV-C37: Launch of 104 Satellites:


1. In just 18 minutes, all 101 satellites were released into space, each travelling at the speed of over 27,000 km/ hour - 40 times the speed of an average passenger aeroplane.      
   
2. India's workhorse rocket PSLV-C37 is on its 39th mission. Many of the 104 satellites belongs to international clients.

3. This is the heaviest version of the PSLV, weighing about 320 tonnes at lift-off and standing tall at 44.4 meters.

4. The main passenger is the Earth-mapping Cartosat 2 series satellite, which weighs 714 kg.

5. The smaller satellites belonged to the US, Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates while 96 of the satellites belonged to the US.

6. Close to 90 small satellites named 'Doves' belong to one San Francisco-based company, Planet Inc. The Dove constellation will be used to image the earth at low cost.   

7. Two ISRO-made Nano satellites belonging to international customers were also launched. They weigh about 1,378 kg. The PSLV first launched the Cartosat-2 and then its 103 co-passengers into the polar Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 520 km from the Earth.

8. PM Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists for successful launch, saying "this remarkable feat has made India proud".

9. In 2014, the Russian Space Agency has launched 37 satellites in one go.

10. This is ISRO's second successful attempt after the launch of 23 satellites in a single rocket in June 2015.


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Sunday, October 16, 2016

TOP 9 STUNNING INDIAN HOTELS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE

India is a mystic land, older than civilisations and culturally rich. It has so much to offer in terms of its natural beauty. From North to South and from East to West – India cannot be explored in one go. Today we are presenting you some of the best unexplored yet stunning Hotels in India you probably never heard or stayed. They offer some of the best intimate, comfortable and eccentric experiences that you will remember for lifetime. 


1) Tree House Hideaway, Madhya Pradesh


For travel maniacs who prefer secluded, natural and rustic accommodation, Tree House Hideaway in Bandhavgarh is the place to watch out for. Situated in 21-acre private jungle are five private thatched tree houses that merge splendidly into the surrounding greenery floating high into the trees.

2) The Himalayan, Himachal Pradesh


This is not Switzerland but desi-land slipped away amidst orchards of apple and cherry, The Himalayan resonate the romance of an olden era in the mountains. This hotel is built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style and situated at an elevation of 2003 m, the luxury resort is perfect for indulging your laid-back side.

3) Sukoon, Jammu and Kashmir


Kashmir’s is heaven on earth and its beauty can leave you amazed. Sukoon, a houseboat built in 1979, sits in a still spot at the end of a row of shikaras on Dal Lake—the impending snow-capped peaks shining in the distance and amiable lotuses floating at arm’s length.

4) Chhatra Sagar, Rajasthan


Chhatra Sagar is an intimate retreat situated two-and-a-half-hours east of Jodhpur which provides the peace of countryside, the twinkling night sky and open-air dining. It offers thirteen luxury tents, pitched on a 100-year-old reservoir that manages to capture the spirit of the Rajput lifestyle.


Also Read: This is a best resort of Thailand: Santhiya Resort and SPA (Koh Yao Yai), Thailand


5) Amanbagh, Rajasthan


Amanbagh is a quiet hideaway on the outskirts of Jaipur that offers a verdant oasis of palm, fruit and eucalyptus trees. Rose-tinted walls, domed cupolas, pool pavilions and shaded courtyards rebound the lavish elegance of the Mughal era, offering you a coddled, royal stay.

6) The Chalets Naldhera, Himachal Pradesh


Located in a thickly forested mountain spur and inspired by Swiss chalet architecture, The Chalets Naldhera will steal heart of young couples. Every room offers a spectacular view—the misty morning clouds, the patch of forest with imposing cedar trees, and the immaculately manicured lawns.

7) Shakti 360 Leti, Uttarakhand


This is a four futuristic glass, wood and stone cabins which are nested on a remote mountaintop that offer spendid views of the north-western Himalayas and its Hiramani glacier. It is Eco Friendly Luxury Option powered by solar-energy.

8) Patan Mahal, Rajasthan


This is a privately owned heritage property that emanates an irresistible rustic flavor thorough its fascinating tales of battles and discover hidden trap doors and secret tunnels. Patan Mahal is a good hotel to get a taste of old-world Rajasthani hospitality.

9) Orange County, Coorg


Orange County is ensconced a lush 300-acre plantation perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee and spices, It is placed amidst the cool rolling hills of Coorg, the resort is designed to help you forget the chaos of city life—here the only sounds you will hear are the chirping of birds and the blowing of wind through the infinite trees.


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

15 EPIC DREAM HOTELS TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE

Introduction

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert. Each one of us, born on this planet has this dream – to travel around the world. Only 1% of  the population is able to do that. Travel is not complete without experiences – good or bad. Hotels & Resorts play important milestone of each travel you pursue. Hotels and Resorts are best places to relax or unwind and rejuvenate your body and soul. Hence in this post, we are going to share best 15 hotels and resorts you must try to visit atleast once in your lifetime.


Getting to know about Top 15 Dream Hotels

The source of our study comes with detailed research on hotels and resorts around the world through various sources like Tripadvisor, Airbnb, Google, Agoda and LonelyPlanet. We have also gone through various travel magazines, eBooks and travel portals in last 12 months. We also interviewed several tourists for their inputs. The top 15 epic dream hotels are quite unexplored which offers perfect privacy from maddening crowd. Feel free to provide your valuable feedback at the end.

Also Read - Complete review of Santhiya Resort & SPA, Koh Yao Yai


The Top 15 Best Hotels and Resorts 


1) Manta Resort, Tanzania

Only hotel in the world that allows you to go down the stairs of your room and get greeted by Fishes. The Manta Resort offers this spectacular view at Tanzania’s Pemba Island.














2)  Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

This is a very uncommon hotel. The major usp of this hotel is its glass igloos and log cabins. Guests can experience an exclusive inside-while-outside winter along with a beauty of frozen forests and incredible winter auroras.











3) Treehotel, Sweden

This is a one of its kind multi-styled hotel which offers rooms as: the Cabin, the Mirrorcube, the Bird’s Nest, the Blue Cone, the Tree Sauna, the Dragonfly and the UFO. The design and execution at the Treehotel are pretty next-level and make for a unique experience in the Swedish forest.











4)  Dedon Island Resort, Philippines

This hotel has conceptualized Dedon Island as a “kind of laboratory” for realizing experiments in organic farming, outdoor design and sustainability. This is a must visit hotel if at all you are planning to visit Philippines.





5) Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

This super luxurious hotel is managed by the Kempinski Group. This is a seven-star property and boasts itself of being second most expensive hotel ever built. One can reach here via the private marina or helipad. Truly royal.




6) Conrad Maldives Hotel, Male

Imagine an underwater suite with its glass-bottomed bungalows the Conrad Maldives Hotel is a place to be. To reach here, one needs to take a 30-minute private seaplane, and on arrival you can enjoy any of 20,000 wines their 101 carefully curated cheeses and, while being surrounded by manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, and mystic coral reef.



7) Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey

This is Byzantine era hotel and was used as a monastic retreat. It is known for getaway just outside of Ürgüp, in the Cappadocia region, for centuries before it was converted into a hotel. This hotel leaves guest simply in an aww. Truly ideal for honeymooner and romantic couples this hotel ranks quite high in hospitality.




8) Katikies Hotel, Greece

This hotel is situated in Santorini (with its signature white-and-blue color scheme), the Katikies Hotel offer killer view and is one of the best in entire Greece. This is again a super luxurious hotel that suits best for romantic couples and honeymooners. One can enjoy private moment in the pool with implausible view of the ocean.



9) Santhiya Hotel & SPA, Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

This is a 5 star super luxurious hotel and spa based at Koh Yai Yai island in Phang Nga Bay of Phuket, Thailand. This hotel offers traditional Thai experience with its Wooden Villas with Pool, tropical rain forests and serene view of Andaman Ocean. The famous James Bond island is just about few kms by boat. One can enjoy exotic sea-food, trekking and even kayaking.




10) Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Ladera Resort represents the intersection between design, luxury, and the ideal location and singular spot for your perfect Caribbean excursion. The resort boast of amenities such as a full spa, a host of excursion experiences, and the ability to swing straight from a bench into the pool. One would feel like a Jurassic Park era with beautiful mountains sunk in the sea.



11) Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

Ubud is known for its terraced tree villas & its award-winning pool. The resort faces Ayung gorge on one side while toward Payangan jungle on the other. People around the world loves this resort and is the must visit places when in Bali.




12) Cocoa Island Resort, Maldives

This resort is a 40-minute speedboat ride from the archipelago’s main airport. Cocoa Island floats as a cluster of 33 over-water suites and offers two private diving reefs to explore. This resort is rated quite high and best suitable if you are on a Honeymoon.




13) Phinda Homestead, South Africa

This is a small-scale and utterly luxurious, family-size lodge situated on a private game reserve
within the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. This hotel offer perfect wilderness and ideal for solace & adventure at same time.



14) Hotel de Glace, Quebec, Canada

This is the first (and only) true ice hotel in North America born in 2001 and has been rebuilt every December since. With a three-month lifespan, the features of this hotel are different each year, and is known for its recurring chapel, bar, and grand ice slide.



15) Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad, India

Set in a restored 19th-century palace overlooking the city, this luxe hotel is 2 km from Falaknuma train station and 4 km from the landmark 16th-century Charminar mosque. One can Experience Nizami grandeur at Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad’s pièce de résistance that epitomises 19th-century magnificence. The former residence of the Nizam has been lovingly restored, and presents you the most spectacular city view. This is one of the most expensive hotel not just in India but in the world.




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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ISRO's 20 satellites mission: 10 Key Facts

INTRODUCTION:


If USA has got NASA, India has ISRO which is regarded as one of the most respectable Space Agency in the world. It is known for launching Satellite and Orbital mission like MOM, Chandrayan etc at a cost lessor than a Hollywood movie.


Getting to know about ISRO's PSLV-C34 Mission: 

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), launches the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 19 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 560 kg at lift–off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C34 was launched from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on June 22, 2016 at 09:26 hrs (IST). This is the fourteenth flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

10 Key Facts about this mission: 


1. ISRO added another feather in the cap today using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by launching 20 satellites (1,288 kg) in one go at most cheapest price tag in the world - cost about half of what is incurred by other space agencies.

2. This launch was highest ever pay load in single go by ISRO.

3. IRSO’s 320-tonne PSLV C-34 carried 17 foreign small satellites from Indonesia, Canada, Germany and the US.

4. However the key satellite was a 727-kg Indian earth observation satellite called Cartosat, which had been designed to take high-resolution images.

5. Other two Indian academic community-built satellites, Sathyabhamasat and Swayam were also placed into orbit.

6. 13 US small satellites have also been placed in orbit. These include an earth imaging satellite made by Google-owned Company called Terra Bella. The 110 kg Google satellite called SkySat Gen- 2 is adept of taking very high resolution images and high definition video.

7. Indigenously developed India's Cartosat-2 Series is similar to the earlier Cartosat-2, 2A and 2B. The images sent by Cartosat satellite will be useful for urban, rural, cartographic, coastal land use, water distribution and other applications.

8. All these satellites are different from each other and have unique capabilities.

9. Russia currently holds the world record for placing the most number of satellites in a single launch. Russia’s Dnepr rocket launched 37 satellites in 2014.

10. As on date, ISRO had launched 74 satellites for foreign vendors from about 20 countries, earning about $ 100 million.

General Observation & Verdict:


Every Indian is proud of ISRO's accomplishment. It had a very humble beginning and today, it stands elite in Space Agencies around the globe. ReviewsToday is truly proud of ISRO's scientists for their hard work and dedication. We would love to see manned mission from ISRO some day.
    
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