Choosing Hardwood Flooring In Alpharetta

Submitted by: Jackie Olsen

There are a lot of things that you can do inside your home that can give you a warm and inviting feeling. None, however, are as effective as hardwood flooring. Alpharetta homes may have tile, laminate or even carpet; however the hardwood helps to achieve a natural look that can be outmatched by no other flooring product on the market.

No two pieces of wood are the same. Unlike tile flooring, Alpharetta homes benefit from the wood grain to add something very unique to the living room, kitchen or other area of the house that the hardwood floors are added to. You will see the grain as well as the occasional knot which can add character to a room very quickly.

You have a wide variety of colors that you can get in hardwood flooring. Alpharetta professionals can show you what your various options are. You can choose from such woods as maple, birch, oak and even mahogany. Within each of those woods, you can also determine what shade you want based on the available stains.

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When they are applied to the floor, you have some additional decisions. Tile flooring in Alpharetta is pretty straight forward, however with hardwoods your options are a little more open for creative interpretation. You can have them installed so that they go down side by side or you can have them cut and applied at angles to form diamonds across the room, diagonals, perpendicular to look very geometric or anything else.

When the installation takes place on hardwood floors, Alpharetta professionals are going to ask you which way you want them laid down. You can look in the showcase room to see what the company has done in the past to get ideas. This way, you can have a very unique look that will set your home apart from others in the area.

A benefit to hardwood flooring over tile flooring, as Alpharetta professionals can demonstrate, is that they are stronger. Tiles can crack, leaving you with a disaster to try and replace, especially if the tiles were installed several years ago. Hardwoods are simply more durable, hence their name.

Should you discover that hardwood flooring in Alpharetta is out of your price range, you may opt for laminate flooring. Alpharetta homes can achieve the same visual aesthetics with laminate as with wood, but without the higher prices. You can look at the options within the flooring stores to see what is available to you.

There are other benefits to laminate flooring. Alpharetta homes that have kids or pets may find that this is a better option because it is a little more scratch resistant. While either floor can show marks over time, the laminate is just a little stronger in this regard.

If you have a large amount of sun beaming into your house, the hardwood floors can eventually fade because of that sunlight. You will need to keep it well waxed all the time to prevent that from happening. With laminate flooring, Alpharetta professionals can explain that there is not so much worry for that because they won’t fade and you don’t need to keep them waxed all the time to keep up appearances.

Either type of flooring that you choose, it allows you the freedom of changing your look on occasion more than carpet. You cannot change the color of your carpet, when you have hardwood or laminate flooring; you are able to employ area rugs and runners on occasion to help you change up the look from time to time.

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Fires out at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

After two days, the 2005 Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal fire has finally been extinguished.

The fires began after a series of explosions early on the morning of 11 December 2005. The terminal, known locally as the Buncefield Depot, is an oil storage facility located near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. These were some of the largest explosions ever to occur in the country and the incident has been described as the biggest of its kind in peacetime Europe.

The Hertfordshire Fire Service chief Roy Wilsher said: “There are still some small bund (concrete container) fires, but the tanks are out.”

Fire crews would remain at the scene over the next few days cooling the area to ensure fires did not break out again, he said.

A few residents are being allowed to return to their homes within an exclusion zone set up around the site.

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California meat packing firm recalls 143M pounds of beef

Sunday, February 17, 2008 

In a press release today, California-based Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. indicated that it has voluntarily recalled just over 143 million pounds (65 million kilograms) of raw and frozen beef products, which is considered to be the largest single recall of beef products in U.S. history. The move follows an investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) into allegations of animal cruelty and mishandling of cattle destined for the human food chain.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) had determined that beef products produced by the Chino, California company were unfit for human consumption as the cattle had not received “complete and proper inspection.”

The recall has been designated as Class II, which the USDA describes as “a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”

On Friday, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer indicated that charges had been laid against employees of the plant alleged to have taken part in the mistreatment of cattle. “Today [Friday], the San Bernardino District Attorney filed felony animal cruelty charges against two employees who were terminated by Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company,” said Schafer. “It is regrettable that these animals were mistreated and I am encouraged and supportive of these actions by the San Bernardino District Attorney in response to this mistreatment.”

The USDA learned of the possible inhumane handling of non-ambulatory (disabled) cattle at the packing plant on January 30 and has since suspended activities at the plant. “We continue to conduct a thorough investigation into whether any violations of food safety or additional humane handling regulations have occurred,” said Secretary Schafer in a press release. “On February 8, our Office of the Inspector General took the lead on the investigation. At that time, USDA extended the administrative hold on Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company products for the National School Lunch Program, the Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations while the investigation continues,” said Schafer.

The FSIS reported that Hallmark/Westland had not contacted the FSIS public health veterinarian, as required, when cattle became ill or disabled after undergoing ante-mortem (slaughter) inspection, putting the company out of compliance with FSIS regulations. “Because the cattle did not receive complete and proper inspection FSIS has determined them to be unfit for human food and the company is conducting a recall,” explained Secretary Schafer.

The cruelty charges stem from an undercover video that reportedly showed sick cattle being moved by crews using forklifts.

“Words cannot accurately express how shocked and horrified I was at the depictions contained on the video that was taken by an individual who worked at our facility from October 3 thru November 14, 2007,” said Steve Mendell, President, Westland Meat Co. and Hallmark Meat Packing. “We have taken swift action regarding the two employees identified on the video and have already implemented aggressive measures to ensure all employees follow our humane handling policies and procedures. We are also cooperating with the USDA investigators on the allegations of inhumane handling treatment which is a serious breech of our company’s policies and training.”

The USDA stressed that it is “extremely unlikely” that the cattle involved were at risk for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad-cow disease due to the employment of multiple safeguards. The USDA felt the recall was required, however, as the plant had allegedly violated USDA regulations.

The recall involves raw and frozen beef products produced on various dates from February 1, 2006 to February 2, 2008. For further information about the recall, consumers, media, and distributors are encouraged to contact Hallmark/Westland’s Plant Manager Stan Mendell or Food Safety Consultant Steve Sayer at (909) 590-3340 or the FSIS website,

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Police report drug haul seizure worth up to £30 million in Brownhills, England

Monday, December 2, 2013 

Police in the West Midlands in England today said nearly 200 kilograms worth of drugs with value possibly as great as £30 million (about US$49 million or €36 million) has been seized from a unit in the town of Brownhills. In what an officer described as “one of the largest [seizures] in the force’s 39 year history”, West Midlands Police reported recovering six big cellophane-wrapped cardboard boxes containing cannabis, cocaine, and MDMA (“ecstasy”) in a police raid operation on the Maybrook Industrial Estate in the town on Wednesday.

The seized boxes, which had been loaded onto five freight pallets, contained 120 one-kilogram bags of cannabis, 50 one-kilogram bags of MDMA, and five one-kilogram bricks of cocaine. In a press release, West Midlands Police described what happened after officers found the drugs as they were being unloaded in the operation. “When officers opened the boxes they discovered a deep layer of protective foam chips beneath which the drugs were carefully layered”, the force said. “All the drugs were wrapped in thick plastic bags taped closed with the cannabis vacuum packed to prevent its distinctive pungent aroma from drawing unwanted attention.” Police moved the drugs via forklift truck to a flatbed lorry to remove them.

Detective Sergeant Carl Russell of West Midlands Police’s Force CID said the seizure was the largest he had ever made in the 24 years he has been in West Midlands Police and one of the biggest seizures the force has made since its formation in 1974. “The impact this seizure will have on drug dealing in the region and the UK as a whole cannot be underestimated”, he said. “The drugs had almost certainly been packed to order ready for shipping within Britain but possibly even further afield. Our operation will have a national effect and we are working closely with a range of law enforcement agencies to identify those involved in this crime at whatever level.”

Expert testing on the drugs is ongoing. Estimates described as “conservative” suggest the value of the drugs amounts to £10 million (about US$16.4 million or €12 million), although they could be worth as much as £30 million, subject to purity tests, police said.

Police arrested three men at the unit on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. The men, a 50-year-old from Brownhills, a 51-year-old from the Norton area of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, and one aged 53 from Brownhills, have been released on bail as police investigations to “hunt those responsible” continue. West Midlands Police told Wikinews no person has yet been charged in connection with the seizure. Supplying a controlled drug is an imprisonable offence in England, although length of jail sentences vary according to the class and quantity of drugs and the significance of offenders’ roles in committing the crime.

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24 error messages sent by Flight 447

Saturday, June 6, 2009 

French authorities have today revealed that Air France Flight 447 sent 24 error messages shortly before the plane disappeared during the flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris with 228 people on board. They also said that the plane’s auto-pilot was not active, although they say that from the error messages it is impossible to determine the reason for it being inactive. The crash is said to be the world’s worst aviation disaster since 2001.

Officials have still not determined the reason for the flight’s disappearance or located the wreckage of the plane, but have said that it was flying through an area of “powerful cumulo-nimbus” clouds. The authorities continued saying, “these are found frequently in this area and in normal climactic [sic] conditions”. However other meteorologists said the jet was entering a zone with unusual storms and 100mph updrafts which could have formed a vacuum, sucking water up from the ocean.

Fourteen of the error messages sent by the system were done so within a period of one minute, 2:10 a.m. – 2:11 a.m. UTC. It is thought that some of the error messages are related to the flight speed and controls related to auto thrust. Paul-Louis Arslanian, director of the French air accident investigation agency, said that the error messages indicated systems had shut down one after another. He also confirmed that the plane in question had encountered difficulties with measuring its speed and that Airbus was currently completing “a programme of replacement, of improvement”.

Airbus and Arslanian insist that planes are still safe, however Airbus have since re-sent information regarding difficulties with calculating speed and confirming their advice in such situations.

Previous announcements by the Brazilian air force that they had successfully located part of the wreckage of flight 447 have turned out to be false after ships recovered unrelated debris from the sea. After recovering debris from the sea, including a cargo pallet and two buoys, Brigadier Ramon Cardoso, the director of Brazilian air traffic control said, “[U]p to now, no material from the plane has been recovered.”

He continued, “We confirm that the pallet found is not part of the debris of the plane. It’s a pallet that was in the area, but considered more to be trash. The pallet was made of wood, and the Air France Airbus A330 did not have any wooden pallets on board. That’s how we can confirm that the pallet isn’t part of the remains of the aircraft”. It is thought the pallet came from a passing ship which is also being blamed as to the reason for the oil slick spotted in the area.

David Learmount, operations and safety editor of Flight International magazine, said: “The fact that the autopilot was not working is not the cause of this accident”, continuing by saying it is “not at all unusual” for the autopilot to cut out, alerting the pilots with a loud warning, adding “it’s not the cause, it’s the symptom” of the accident.

He also said that it was “designed to cut out at any time that it receives conflicting messages, which we know it was” and that “It’s designed to cut out rather than controlling the airplane in an unsafe way – it’s not an intelligent system, it doesn’t know which of the data are correct.”

Rescuers have long since given up on attempting to find any survivors instead now trying to locate and recover the wreckage of the flight and more importantly the flight data recorders, without which they say they may never know what happened to the flight. The process of recovery is expected to be difficult with the seabed reaching depths of 3,000 to 4,000 meters. Both American and French specialist equipment has been sent to the area with the aim of recovering the recorders, however French officials say that the locator beacons attached to the boxes could possibly have become detached by the force of the impact.

Speculation has been rife as to the thought cause of the flights disappearance, ranging from a direct lightning strike to weather in the area, however recently a Spanish pilot has said, via his airline Air Comet, that on a flight in the area he saw an “intense flash of white light”. The report, initially released by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and then confirmed by AFP also said a co-pilot and passenger also saw the bright light.

“Suddenly, we saw in the distance a strong and intense flash of white light, which followed a descending and vertical trajectory and which broke up in six seconds” the unidentified captain said.

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Australian Labor Party shelves government oversight of media legislation

Friday, March 22, 2013 

A package of six media reform bills introduced last week before Australia’s Parliament — including one proposing appointing a Public Interest Media Advocate (PIMA) to monitor print and online sectors — was shelved yesterday by the Australian Labor Party, with only two passed before a seven week break for the country’s legislative body. Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, had hoped to see the legislation package passed by the end of the week.

The six-bill media advocacy legislation package, including Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013, Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013, Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (News Media Diversity) Bill 2013 which includes provisions related to news media and PIMA, News Media (Self-regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 which would require media organisations to be registered with the government to enjoy protections traditionally enjoyed by journalists and the media, News Media (Self-regulation) Bill 2013 which creates PIMA, and Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013, were introduced Thursday February 14 before the House Standing Infrastructure and Communications and the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee.

The Parliament of Australia summarized Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013 as, “Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill: creates the independent statutory office of the Public Interest Media Advocate (PIMA); provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of PIMA; and requires an annual report to be prepared on PIMA’s activities and other specified matters.” Other bills in the package delineate what PIMA’s role would be. Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 and Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013 both had their second reading on Tuesday in the House and were the only bills to pass both houses of parliament. Unlike the other bills in the package which have not had a third reading before being shelved, the former bill deals primarily with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service, while the latter bill increased licensing fees for television stations.

On Monday, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) released a statement saying such government oversight is not required. Other Australian media organizations have protested the proposed legislation. Australia’s The Daily Telegraph is quoted by the Brisbane Times describing this legislation as an “aggressive attempt to silence your media.”

Speaking before a Senate committee about media reform, AAP chief Bruce Davidson said, “We simply do not believe that there is a problem with the conduct of the media in Australia, and certainly not that of AAP, that warrants further oversight by a minster-appointed body [...] Any hidden perception, I believe, of government interference is simply a dangerous precedent that may lead to control, may lead to interference [...] The aims may be noble, Mr Chairman, but the potential for potential misuse and changes of that legislation as presented to us, I think, is a dangerous thing to contemplate.”

Former federal court judge Ray Finkelstein oversaw an inquiry into the Australian print media in 2011. He told a government inquiry, “There are no powerful groups in society that can come along to governments or anybody and say ‘we can do what we like when we like and there’s nothing you should do about it’.” Finkelstein is also on the record as stating that self regulation by the industry through their own organization has failed.

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Talk:Canada’s Eglinton—Lawrence (Ward 16) city council candidates speak

What is your name? Yigal Rifkind

What is your age? 27

What is your current/most recent job/occupation? Lawyer

What ward are you running in? (# plz) 16

Q: Describe the three most important issues in your campaign.

Q:What one election issue do you feel is most relevant to your ward in this election?

Q: Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process?

Q: Why do you want to represent this particular ward on council?

Q: How are you currently involved in the community?

Q: What does Toronto mean to you?

Q: Which council decision (since the 2003 election) do you feel the city/your ward should be most proud of, and which was least desirable?

Q: If you were elected as a “rookie” councillor, What would you bring to the table beyond the incumbent?

What is your name? Albert Pantaleo What is your age?

What is your current/most recent job/occupation? Self Employed What ward are you running in? Eglinton&lawrence Wad 16)

(ALL, 300 WORDS MAX) – Describe the three most important issues in your campaign.–Crime, Market Value Assessments, traffic Isseues anda pedesstrian Friendly Community

(ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) – What one election issue do you feel is most relevant to your ward in this election? Market Value Assessments I am determined to address concerns over the recent Realty Tax Assessments and increases. The provincial government has recognized that MPAC is not fair and is not working properly. It is now willing to review the process. This re-definition will require vision, common sense and ingenuity.

(ALL, 200 WORDS MAX) – Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process? I have been a resident in Ward 16 and operated my own business at 1175 Avenue Road for over 40 years. I have always believed that it is important to give of my time and energy to my community. As a member and chairperson of the Avenue Road Business Association, I have also been involved with business development in the area for over 20 years. My children grew up and attended elementary and secondary schools in the area. As I have watched the neighbourhoods change across the ward, I have shared concerns with my neighbours and business colleagues over issues that can be dealt with in the proper way to the benefit of all the people living here. I passionately care about my city and my ward. Years ago, I ran for council because of my love for and pride in this community, that has not only given me my livelihood, but also a sense of belonging. As a caring resident and business owner, I believe that I have a solid and well founded understanding of the issues and concerns of this Ward. I am committed to INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY and RESPONSIBLE REPRESENTATION.

(ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) – Why do you want to represent this particular ward on council? The solutions to serious issues should be decided by the community, not by self-appointed individuals, small or special interest groups, politicians or corporations who maintain their own personal or corporate agendas.

No one interested party should possess the power of representation. The community as a whole must be respected.

(ALL, 300 WORDS MAX) – How are you currently involved in the community? · Business owner, located in Ward 16 on Avenue Rd, for over 40 years operating as Alberto Salon and Spa. · Community Service and Volunteer positions include: Canadian Cancer Society Director – Business Improvement Area Past President – Avenue Road Lion¹s Club Past President – Hair Design Guild Campaign Against Market Value Assessment Member – Avenue Road Business Association Past Co-Chair – Avenue Road Business Association Past Chair – Avenue Road Business Association Past Convener – St Margaret¹s Hockey Association And Co-Chair – Avenue Road Business Association Past Chair – Avenue Road Business Association (ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) – What does Toronto mean to you?

(ALL, 200 WORDS MAX) – Which council decision (since the 2003 election) do you feel the city/your ward should be most proud of, and which was least desirable?That is a good question you should ask the councillor,

(NON-INCUMBENTS ONLY) – If you were elected as a “rookie” councilor, What would you bring to the table beyond the incumbent? To place forward a set budged for the following year make do to stay whit in the budged any increase should go on the next election referendum

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Dentist Rockville Md Toddler Teething Remedies For Ease

Submitted by: Donaldkk Cox

When toddlers are teething, they drool, are cranky and cry a lot which can be quite an ordeal for parents as well as the babies themselves. Eight teeth that appear first are flat, thin and sharp and are usually for biting other than chewing which are referred to as incisors.They cut through the gums fairly easily and therefore, cause little pain.The second year brings two sets of molars: the bigger and broader teeth that are used for chewing. Unlike the incisors, these teeth cause a lot of pain because they have a hard time breaking through the gum.

Teething toddlers are very hard to please as they easily get irritated and nothing seems to work for them. Try a few tips like,

1. Usually, children will get sleep interruption and cry at night due to pain of teething. Motrin or Tylenol is a good reliever for pain especially just before bedtime.

2. By rubbing Oragel for kids on their gums can help in giving relieve. Be sure to push your finger to the side of the mouth and not in the middle to avoid that hard bite.

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3. Rubber toys come in handy and are good for toddlers to chew on. Choose different toys for the child as they get tired with having the same toy all the time.

4. A very good distraction from teething is outdoor activities like outside walks or going to the park often.

5. As your toddler could be looking for more attention at this time, cuddle or nurse them more often than usual.

6. Drooling all the time is part of the teething process. Make sure you dry the drool.To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin. You might also make sure your baby sleeps on an absorbent sheet.

7. When your baby cannot sleep because of teething pain, have him sleep on an inclined position. It will ease the discomfort and pain. To create an incline, you can put a pillow under the baby’s mattress.

Ointments and lotions that claim to soothe the teething pain should not be used for baby’s less than 4 months old at all costs. By numbing your toddlers throat, it can result to chocking since the ingredients contained in them could wash out of the mouth in a few minutes.

As much your friends and relatives could convince you about it, never put alcohol into your baby’s mouth. It is not in order to use a dab of whisky. Alcohol is dangerous to the health of your baby.

After the two-year molars make their appearance, teeth generally take a “rest” for a few years, until the six-year molars and other permanent teeth start doing their thing, sometimes bringing with them memories of the moodiness and other side effects your child went though as a toddler.

Keep in mind that teething will be worse for you than for your baby who might not even remember a thing. Grab that moment when your baby decides to sleep and take a nap too or look for a way to relax. Even at 2 am, teething will still go on.

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Say Goodbye To Candidiasis With Candida Yeast Support

Say Goodbye To Candidiasis With Candida Yeast Support


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Many people suffer from the symptoms like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), mood swings, allergies, constant itching etc.along with other problems, which have more weightage like yeast infections both in men and women. However, doctor visits and a number of cure tablets in the market have not been able to sort out the problem at hand. It is for this reason to introduce our product Candida Yeast Support with large amounts of research and development with a surety to treat your symptoms permanently without lasting damage.

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Sample The Diversity Of India With These Exceptional North India Tours

Submitted by: Aalia Khan

The Indian subcontinent is a melting pot of different languages, cultures and traditions. Each region has a rich heritage and history and is well endowed with nature s precious gifts. From wildlife to historical monuments to snow-capped peaks and scenic valleys North India has a lot to offer to tourists. Hills-stations, adventure sports, pilgrimages or nature travel, there are a variety of interesting tours on offer. Tourists in India must go for North India Tour packages.

Fairs and festivals are an intrinsic part of the Indian culture. Fair and Festival tour packages are one of the most famous North India Tour package. Mathura is popular among those wishing to witness celebrations of Holi, the festival of colours, and Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Pushkar fair held every year in Rajasthan is the largest cattle fair in the world. It also sees many cultural activities like dance and music, and offers countless shopping opportunities. Similarly the Surajkund mela held on the outskirts of Delhi is a 15-day extravaganza featuring the best of India s regional dances, music, handicrafts and cuisines.

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A popular holiday idea for a North India tours is to visit the various hill-stations. Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is called the Queen of hill-stations for its snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, beautiful lakes, valleys and colonial structures. Manali in Himachal is equally famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, dotted with many ancient temples. Nainital in Uttarakhand is called a lake paradise for its many magnificent lakes. Ladakh, Srinagar, Valley of flowers, Mussoorie, Pehelgam and Mount Abu are some other places worth seeing.

Wildlife or nature tourism has lately become very popular and North India abounds in natural beauty. Travellers seeking a respite from the maddening city life can head to any of the various National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Parks for tigers and Sariska wildlife sanctuaries for tigers, Corbett National Park for tigers and Nanda Devi National Park for snow-leopards in Uttarakhand are few of the famous places one can visit during North India Wildlife Tours.

A north India tour is not complete without a visit to any of the pilgrimages. North India Pilgrimage Tours are very famous among tourists. Vaishno Devi in Jammu & Kashmir sees many tourists every year. Mathura and Vrindavan, jointly called Brajbhoomi , are sacred for Hindus because of their association with Lord Krishna. The Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra, north of the Himalayas, is sacred for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. Another famous Hindu pilgrimage is the Char-Dham, consisting of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji. Dargah Sharif in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is holy for Muslim and the festival of Urs held here every year attracts thousands of visitors.

For those seeking comfort and luxury while at the same time enjoying the grandeur of Rajasthan s glorious past, there is the Palace-on-wheels. This luxury coach has been voted the 10th most luxurious train in the world. It offers lush interiors, excellent service, exquisite cuisine and of course, sightseeing opportunities. Starting at Delhi, the train travels through all major tourist destinations of Rajasthan and Agra before terminating at Delhi.

Tourists can take any of the North India Tour packages to explore this region and its culture. North India is rich in natural beauty, culture and history and is a traveler delight.

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