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Davao City, Philippines

Davao City, Philippines

On the southeastern seaboard of Mindanao in Philippines, Davao City is an attraction for tourists because of its rich culture, abundant natural resources, forests, wildlife sanctuary and the magnificent presence of Mt Apo, which is the tallest mountain in the country. The Durian fruit, the Philippine Eagle, the Waling Waling, and Mt Apo are icons inherently identified with Davao. The destination is rated as the safest city in the Philippines and ranks amongst those with cleanest air, as there is an existing no- smoking ordinance in the city.

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New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

With geek culture having established an influence over mainstream entertainment, New York Comic Con has become a major annual event, drawing more than 100,000 aficionados of comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television from around the world. This year the event will be celebrated from October 9–12. Big names in the field show up for signings, screenings and panels (among those on the schedule: Stan Lee, Natalia Tena, Takeshi Obata, Stephen Amell and William Shatner), and with the multitude of cosplayers (costumed participants dressed like fictional characters) roaming the Javits Center, you'll find yourself gawking at Judge Dredd, Wonder Woman, Boba Fett and many more.

Express Book Launch

Jose Dominic, CMD, CGH Earth; Suman Billa, Secretary, Kerala Tourism; P I Sheik Pareeth, Director, Kerala Tourism and Anupama TV, Additional Director (General), Kerala Tourism releasing Express Escapes, a publication from The Indian Express Group at KTM 2014 in Kochi.

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The Hidimba Temple

The Hidimba Temple

The Hidimba Temple is located in Manali, a hill station in Himachal Pradesh in north India. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. This structure was built in 1553. According to mythology, the temple is built around a cave where Hidimba performed meditation. During the Pandavas' exile, when they visited Manali, Bhima, one of the five Pandvas married Hidimba, and gave birth to their son Ghatotkacha.

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Euromast TV Tower, Rotterdam

Euromast TV Tower, Rotterdam

At an impressive height of more than 100 metres, the Euromast TV Tower of Rotterdam in Netherlands, offers a once in a lifetime experience to its guests. The two suites 'Heaven' and 'Stars' offer panoramic views of the city at night. One can enjoy a leisurely dinner with a bottle of champagne and observe the city in all of its charm and romantic lighting.

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