7 Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Private Tour

If you want to go on a private tour, our tips may help you. On a trip, you will have tons of fun seeing beautiful sights and getting to know different cultures in a different place. Without further ado, let’s know the tips that can make your tour unforgettable.

Customized experience

Having a private tour is a great idea as it helps you have a customized experience. But it’s possible only if you talk to your guide so you can have the right expectations. Therefore, you may want to share you likes, dislikes and interests with the guide, and this will help your guide make your tour the best experience of your life.

Be ready for poor weather

You should be ready to deal with poor weather. Know that you will have sunny days as well as cloudy days and rainy days. Unlike what most people believe, bad weather is a great time to go on a tour.

However, make sure you make necessary arrangements so you don’t have to face difficulties in case of poor weather. You don’t want to ruin your trip.

Choose comfy shoes

You may want to get a few pairs of comfortable shoes. In the same way, you should have a few dresses for different types of weather, customs and cultures. Again, your guide can help you make the right choices.

Respect the other cultures

You may want to respect the cultures of the places you are going to spend time at. What does this mean? In short, you need to understand the things that are going to be different in those places. As a matter of fact, travelers who spend a good deal of time in understanding different behaviors and customers have more fun during their trip.

Try new things

You may want to try new things, such as food, activity and drink. No matter how small they are, do give them a go. You will have a lot of fun.

Do your research

Before you leave, don’t forget to find out as much as possible about the places that you are going to visit. And do let your guide know about a special place that you are most interested in.

Another way to know more about that place is to read a short story or novel written by an author who lives in that area. This will help you know more about the local culture and get inspired.

Ask questions

Once you are with your guide, make a list of questions that you want to ask them. Guides have tons of knowledge to share. Moreover, it’s a lot more fun to find out more about a place by having a discussion with an expert.

Long story short, these are a few things that you want to consider before you leave for your next private tour. Having these tips on mind will help you get tons of fun. So, don’t ignore these tips and don’t underestimate the importance of consulting a guide. Hope this helps.

Bhimashankar Temple – 6th Jyotirlinga of Shiva

Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. In this age of the internet and omnipresent Wikipedia/Google, getting general information about Jyotirlingas and the concomitant legends is an easy task. It’s the same hackneyed information churned out by others. What matters most is the perspective of a visitor or a devotee who has seen and imbibed the (divine) spirit first hand. And that makes the difference and takes away the cherry.

Lord Shiva is the Adi Deva (oldest deity) of the Hindus. According to Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University, R C Zehmer, ‘It’s not a hyperbole or an exaggeration but a fact that Indian mythology is replete with innumerable legends and exploits of Shiva.’ Rigved (Not Rigveda; this is an erroneous orthography given and popularised by the Brits) had the reference to Shiva nearly 5500 years ago. The readers might recall that in B R Chopra’s Mahabharat, Bhishma used to say, ‘Mahadev ki saugandh’ (I swear by Mahadev). And Mahabharat is believed to be 3000-3500-year-old.

Pilgrims living near Poona/Bombay have an easy access to Bhimashankar. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach there from Pune.

It’s cradled in Sahyadri Mountain Range. The scenic beauty of the place adds to divinity. According to Garud Puran, ‘Pratasthe dwadasham jyotirlingam darshanam apariharya iti ashtavinayakam paridoshat’ (If one visits a Jyotirlingam, he/she should visit all just like one must visit all eight Ganesha abodes).

According to ‘Hindu Dharmsthal Soochi’ (the list of Hindu Pilgrim Centres) that appeared in now defunct ‘Dharmyug’ in 1978, there’re 73 cardinal pilgrim spots for Hindus. Twelve Jyotirlingas and Ashtvinayak are among them.

The writer of this piece visited Bhimashankar in 2007. It used to be lush green. It’s still quite verdant but somewhere with the passage of time, this place now appears to be a bit commercial like Shani Shingnapur and Shirdi.

It’s believed that each Jyotirlinga grants a specific wish of the devotee. And why on earth do we all visit temples and pilgrim centres? Don’t we go there to beg (for alms)? Anyway, Bhimashankar is associated with wealth. If you want wealth, go there and pray to the Lord. He’ll grant your wealth-wish! So easy!

I saw one very famous Bollywood actor at Bhimashankar and was told that he had been visiting this Jyotirliga for last 12 years regularly. Needless to say, he’s stinking rich. He may have been praying to the deity to acquire more wealth as this has no end. To quote Urdu poet Asadullah Khan Ghalib, ‘There’re legions of wishes and one can die for each wish/I died many a time, yet that wasn’t enough’.

One can stay here overnight. Villagers and the priests make affordable arrangements for the stay. There’re tolerably good eateries where one can have snacks and even full-fledged meals (this is a rather new addition). Bhimashankar temple darshan timings are 4:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Those who visit Poona, also visit Bhimashankar (provided they’re Hindus!).

I read somewhere that shooting is prohibited at all 12 Jyotirlingas. But I’ve seen Bhimashankar in quite a few Hindi movies. There was a documentary on it that was shown on Doordarshan way back in 1976. Akashvani, Poona used to give information on Bhimashankar and other shrines near Poona on every Wednesday. It’s been stopped.

The Best Advertising Banners for Businesses

Advertisements do not have any drawbacks unless they happen to be offensive, crude, and tasteless. Companies and businesses can receive negative attention if this is the case. However, the main challenge that faces advertising is the expenses that are involved as well as the resulting uncertainty.

There is a wide range of options to choose from today and some happen to be better priced than others, allowing businesses of all kinds to choose the most suitable option according to their budget. You are also not certain whether you will get positive or negative feedback once the advertisement goes live.

Banners

This is one of the options that have been gaining a lot of attention from businesses. The fact that they are easy to set up and are not highly priced makes them one of the ideal options that anyone can try regardless of their budget.

Banners come in all shapes and sizes. However, the best are made using a digital dye that does not fade fast. In addition, the best are made using UV resistant inks. This is a great thing because some of the banners have to be set up outdoors where they can be affected by different elements. When the best dyes are used, they are able to attract attention to the location where you are thereby increasing your revenue.

When choosing a banner, you need to pay attention to the design and the shape. This is because people are attracted to the things that stand out and something that is visible regardless of the kind of environment it is set up in. When durable materials are used, a banner can withstand very strong winds. This is an important thing because the banner will end up lasting for a much longer time period than you would have thought.

Why use them?

When a banner is used, it helps in generating awareness for the product that you may have in hand. The product will also be made more visible where you are in a store or during an event. When people are aware of a product or service and how it can help them, they may take interest and probably end up spending money on it.

When banners are used, then advertising your brand, your service, your location, or even event becomes very simple. This is because they are made using the most prominent designs that will capture all that come across it. Sometimes a banner can be created in a way that it flaps in the wind. This makes it attract more attention to anyone passing by. The motion can also capture the attention of people within long distances.

It is also important to appreciate that the banners have quality categories. There are also styles and sizes too. These are some of the factors that will affect how much the banner will cost you at the end of the day. Regardless of your budget, you can come up with a model that can be used outdoors or indoors and still get the best results.