Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Tulum is one of the coastal Mayan city located in the present state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. It was one of the most important commercial port on the eastern coast of the Mayan area. It was one of the last city to be built by the Mayans & its archaeological sites are well preserved. The Castle or also known as El Castillo is the center of attraction out of the three main archaeological sites, the other two are Temple of Frescoes & Temple of the Descending God.

The Castle (El Castillo)

Great Palace

How to reach Tulum:
From Cancun:
Tulum is about 130 km from Cancun's Hotel Zone. There are a lot of tourist companies which offer an all inclusive package with Tulum only or Tulum + Xelha.

From Mexico City:
The best option to reach Tulum from Mexico City is to fly to Cancun from Mexico City & take a bus package to Tulum.

Places of interest nearby Tulum:
* Isla Cozumel
* Playa Del Carmen
* Xel-Ha
* Xcaret
* Cancun
* Coba
* Valladolid
* Chichen Itza

Top 10 waterfalls in Karnataka, India with photos

The state of Karnataka because of its geographic location, the majority of state covered by western ghats, the highest mountains & some of the wettest places with high rainfalls, coz of all these Karnataka has the highest number of beautiful waterfalls in India.

Here in this page listing the top 10 waterfalls in Karnataka:

1. Jog Falls or Gersoppa Falls
Jog Falls located in the Shivamogga/Uttara Kannada district borders of Karnataka is the second highest plunge waterfalls in India with a drop height 253m (830 ft)

2. Dudhsagar Falls, Karnataka-Goa Border

3. Shivanasamudra Falls (Gaganachukki & Bharachukki Falls)

4. Abbey Falls

5. Gokak Falls

6. Sathodi Falls

7. Hebbe Falls

8. Sirimane Falls

9. Kunchikal Falls

10. Hanumangundi Falls

Mexico, North America

Mexico is the fourth largest country by area & second largest by population in the continent of North America. Mexico is bordered by the USA to the north, pacific ocean to the west & south, Guatemala & the Caribbean sea to the south east & Gulf of Mexico to the east. Mexico had many civilizations like the Aztec, Toltec, Maya & many more, before the arrival of Spanish in the sixteenth century.

Mexico being one of the largest economies of the world with the largest silver producer & tenth largest oil producer, Tourism is also one of the major contributor to the economy. Mexico is first in the Americas by the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites & it also ranks first in the number of international tourist arrivals.

Based on the type of the place, location, climate & few other things, tourism in Mexico can be categorized in to the following.

Beaches & Resorts
Heritage & Historical sites
City & Architectures
Adventure & Sports

List of places based on the following category:

Cities & Architecture
Lakes & Rivers
National Parks
Water Falls
Historical Places
Mountain & Valley
Nature & Forests
Palaces & Forts
Bird Sanctuary

Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza is one of the pre columbian cities of the Mayan Civilization. Its located in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. This archeological site has many ruins of the Mayan Temples, one of them is the El Castillo or its also called as the Temple of Kukulkan, this has been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A lot of people around the world estimated to about 1.2 million tourists visit Chichen Itza every year.

El Castilo or the Temple of Kukulkan

La Iglesia

Dudhsagar Falls, Karnataka-Goa, India

Dudhsagar Falls located on the Karnataka - Goa border in India is one of the spectacular multi tiered waterfall. This 4 tiered waterfall has a height of 310m (1017 feet). There is a railway bridge at the 3rd & the last tier of the falls, the beauty of this falls is when the train is crossing the bridge with the falls in the backdrop. During summer the falls will mostly be dry, the best season to see the beauty of this falls is during monsoon and early winter which is July - December.

View of the falls from the view point of the lower falls.

Last tier, lower falls of Dudhsagar