The fact that the Deccan Plateau is known as a veritable “El Dorado” of vineyards, wineries and wine resorts is rather unsurprising. However, one only has to look beyond the much exalted terrains of Nashik, Pune and Sangli to unearth the seemingly unsung vineyards of Karnataka, which over the years, have begun to cause quite a stir in the Indian winemaking industry. What we have today is a tapestry of superlative wines birthed on the undulating, soil-rich landscapes of Nandi Valley, Krishna Valley and Kaveri Valley. Once the ground of monumental South Indian empires and legends, the state of Karnataka has transformed into what now stands as one of the country’s pioneering wine-growing regions, foreshadowing flourishing times ahead which could put Indian wines on the international radar. Without further ado, we take you through the many vineyards of the state.
The moment that football (and soccer) fans from all over the globe have been waiting for will kick off on the 14th of June in the heart of Russian Federation. The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most-watched sporting event and has been capturing the imagination of billions since its inception in 1930.
Russia will be hosting the world’s top 32 teams who will be giving it their all in a bid to get a glimpse of gold. Just like the Olympics, the world cup is organized every four years and is assigned its host by the autonomous body known as the FIFA Executive Committee. Russia came through as the most-deserving candidate to host the latest installment of this revered tournament, fending off stiff competition from its rivals in Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, and Belgium.
People around the world know that California is a perfect destination for nature and road trip lovers alike. There is just so much beauty to behold when driving up its coast, across its vast deserts, or through its colossal forests and scenic mountain ranges.
Here at Cityseeker, we’ve put together a list of our 10 best escapes to nature throughout California. We’ve also put together a map at the end so we can all plan a little road trip getaway this long weekend and take in all the natural splendor the Golden State has to offer.
Planning to take a road trip down the California coastline in the near future? We all know there are plenty of things to see and do on such a trip, but don’t forget to check out some of the earliest historical sites in the region’s storied history–the Spanish missions along El Camino Real–or, “The King’s Highway.”
These missions are so important to the history of California, that most of the state’s major cities are named after the mission they are near, such as San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Barbara and more. Take a look at our take on 10 of the most historically-important missions established throughout California.