Thursday 18 December 2014

In love with Melbourne

Vacations are always on my mind. I just love travelling. Last evening few of my friend were discussing about an International vacation spot and all of shouted together Melbourne, Australia. I really want to visit this beautiful, breath taking and lively city at least once in my life because a world class vacation is not worthy until you have visited Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne the capital of Victoria one among the six states of Australia is the vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining. Melbourne is the most livable city of the world. The city is a puzzle of hidden lane ways, sumptuous bars, specialty restaurants and many calm and splendid boutiques. It's also where one can witness the culture of the place, sporting arena for big international sports, taste the Vintage wines accompanied with mouthwatering dishes, dance with all your hearts or just have a casual walk in the park and the leafy boulevards.

In simple terms if you have holiday on your mind Melbourne should be the first place to visit on your vacation list. One thing that makes Melbourne so special is that it is a complete package in itself. It has something or the other for everyone. If you are a sport lover Melbourne is the best place you want to be at. It is also known as the sporting capital of the Australia and host few of the biggest international events like Australian Open Tennis Championship, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and this year it is going to host the most awaited sensational cricketing tournament on the planet The ICC World Cup tournament along with New Zealand. The whole city dresses up for a big Carnival commonly known as Melbourne Cup Carnival during the spring which is also a good attraction for the tourists.
Melbourne is not only famous for its sporting spirit but also there are places where you would definitely want to go if you are in Melbourne. The main attractions of the city are Melbourne Tower, National gallery of Victoria, Queen Victoria market, Eureka Tower, St. Kilda Beach, Victoria, Flinders Street Station, Bathing Boxes, Federation Square, Great Ocean Road Victoria, and Melbourne Cricket Ground.

You can always enjoy the beach with your sunscreen and pinacolada in your hands or can go for a memorable ride to the Great Ocean Road with your love. The sunset by the beach or the Great Ocean Road is just awesome and it can’t be compared to anything. You can also take a tour to the great Vineyards of Melbourne on your own hired hot air balloon. The whole city just looks spectacle from the hot air balloon. You can also taste few of the finest Vintage wines of Australia here. Foods are awesome too. 

Check out the amazing video of Tanmay and Rohan and a Hot Air ballon here -
and for more videos visit - "Come Alive in Melbourne
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  1. I love travelling too! I'd love to visit Australia some day!!!

  2. I would definitely love to be the Melbourne Cricket Ground to cheer up India... India..... India.... India.... India.....
    that is what a cricket fan lives for.

  3. I would love to visit the Panny's famous chocolate factory. That is because he is an Indian. Panny is actually Kodandpani Lakhmanan. He arrived in Melbourne via Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, where he had worked on cocoa and coconut plantations before immigrating Down Under. He is now legend in Australia. He has made we Indians proud. Besides his chocolates are mouthwatering.

  4. I would love to visit the Panny's famous chocolate factory. That is because he is an Indian. Panny is actually Kodandpani Lakhmanan. He arrived in Melbourne via Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, where he had worked on cocoa and coconut plantations before immigrating Down Under. He is now legend in Australia. He has made we Indians proud. Besides his chocolates are mouthwatering.

  5. I would love to visit Yarra River Gallery in Melbourne to entertain my soul n senses with an interesting mix of visual n performing arts bcz no view can be as soulful as viewing an open air display of artifacts :)

    Shilpa Bindlish

  6. After watching all the videos, I like to visit 'Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm'.
    I'm fond of strawberries and I have a special liking towards farms cause I love the silence and the fresh air. The green scenery is also breathtaking. So I fall for that place.

  7. Hi!
    We know beauty never need words but without words it cannot be explained and when you get wordless after seeing it... your mouth still get open wide and WOW comes out. Dear! Your explanation about Melbourne is wonderful and picturesque description. I am a person who always attracted to nature first of any place so I would love to see the Melbourne Nature & Wildlife. The 12 Apostles rock formations is world famous rocks which changes its color in sunrise and sun set. And then I will see the Phillip Island Nature Park where I want to see the animals which I hardly see in India. I never saw Penguins, Koala and other animals.
    Driving on a smooth road with natural beauty around you, it always gives you a feeling of heaven on Earth. I would love to drive on Great Ocean Road which is also famous in world to give you a scenic experience and the pleasure of that driving is amazing.


  8. Wonderful post and interesting videos that make me feel that
    Melbourne invites the eternal romantic in me to hold hands with my beloved and go see the Twelve Apostles .Go on long drives on the great ocean road. In the middle of nowhere in a vineyard spread a table and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine with my dear one. Enjoy the sunsets holding hands and do lots of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and see all the graffiti being created at the hosier lane.
    Great Post and interesting videos watching them I am sure to visit Sovereign Hill for spending some time in the era gone by. The lure of gold and panning for some nuggets is a temptation that is too much to resist. After I have found the gold I am bound to celebrate it with some wine so I will visit the vineyards and enjoy some great wine from the Yarra region .Visit the Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and have my fill with this yummy delight.

  9. MCG, the Australian mecca for cricket lovers. I would definitely like to be in Australia when either Indian team or the English team happens to be on tour, the nest time. Will be a memorable experience to watch the rivalry unfold right in front of my eyes, sitting right in the middle of MCG.

    - Ranjith (

  10. Some of the most interesting places which I shortlisted to visit after watching Tanmay and Rohan's videos is here. This comment space would be very less in order to keep on giving the reasons to visit these places once in life, but I am trying to be as short and crisp as possible and these are the must visit places if at all I go to Melbourne in my life.

    Yarra Valley for Great Day out and Excellent Wine Tasting tour which seems totally magical. Driving around Yarra Valley in a beautiful and breathtaking places seems like a great country getaway from Melbourne city and so much to see, visit and taste.

    Going for a Seal Watching Cruise and Observing those inquisitive & graceful creatures close up, is a trip one will not forget I guess. It seems to be a totally a worthy place for young and old too. So many seals getting close to them could be an absolutely thrilling experience.

    Another place I wouldn't want to miss is Sunny Ridge Strawberry farm for some AMAZING Strawberry ice cream and strawberries, it seems like a strawberry heaven with delicious, succulent and mouth watering strawberries ever. I am sure this place visit would be a great experience for the kids too.

    Have you watched Penguins parade ? If not, I guess this is the place to visit which is Phillip Island Nature Park. The experience to watch these penguins is Out of this world, a must see for great experience and its awesome

    for Animal lovers too. Its like cute litte faires coming in from Ocean. I guess, this is a MUST do experience when I am in Melbourne.

    Are you a chocolate lover ? I guess Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate is a must visit place for enjoying some mouth watering chocolates. Also, just watching the huge waterfall of chocolate cascade down is breath taking. And watching the live chocolate making is fun.

    If you are a drive freak and love to drive around in some scenic spots, this is the place to visit which is "The Great Ocean Road". Seems like it would be a Great tour, great food and fantastic view.

    Some more places which I love to visit is Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Loch Ard Gorge beach, Chateau Yering BBQ for some amazing Australian BBQ and definitely a hot air balloon ride for spectacular sightseeing and experience in life.

  11. A lovely Post! After reading your post and watching all the videos, I feel I am witnessing a kaleidoscope called Melbourne! To answer your question, I'd love to go to the Queen Victoria Market, operating since 1878, to watch the locals sell fresh fruits and vegetables in such a vibrant environment :)

  12. Yarra Valley Wineyard of course. Since 1992 Yarra winery tours are being organized in a professional way. Loads of wine tastings and the best food. The winery makes you fall in love with the beautiful way of stacking the wine bottles. I would want to visit this because of my love for old wine and also because the best of the wine is served here. The whole of Melbourne has adorable places but this one would surely attract me more than once in my visit and after seeing Tanmay and Rohans visit I am eager to go there soon…. :)

  13. Being a person who loves to travel this place has struck my eye.
    And here, Eureka Skydeck 88 is going to be first on my list.. i can just imagine the view after reading about it and i feel its going to be awesome.
    Then the St. Kilda Beach,the long walk on the beach during the sunset will be just perfect.. And finding gold is also there.. :D
    why not get my pockets filled with some tresure hunt..Laneways and Arcades is going to be the place to explore my "Lara croft" skills.. :D :D
    Melbourne is going to be a great place to visit and enjoy a holiday..

  14. Your post was wonderful and I would love to visit the each and every beautiful place in Melbourne. All of thrm are so beautiful and lively that can't just choose one.


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