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With the advent of rudimentary agriculture, nomadic humans began to settle into societies and lock themselves to locations. Ever since then, our surroundings became our immediate world and the lands beyond beckoned, sometimes in search of material gains or advantages and at other times simply to know the unknown. The eternal traveller was born and the more we learnt of the discoveries of travel, the more we wanted to know of what exists beyond the chronicled. Chronicles of travel have taken so many forms from plain narratives to folklore, from books to cinematic documentaries, from futuristic travel creations to time capsules that take us into the past. But no matter what the place or time or form, the enchantment simply refuses to change. Humans will travel as long as humans exist.

Travellers from History

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Travellers from History

Whether it be Greek travellers who accompanied Alexander the Great and recorded their encounters of this “mystical, magical” land or Chinese travellers who came to India to collect religious books and to visit holy places of Buddhism or Alberuni’s travels to India at the behest of Sultan Mahmud of Persia to learn about Hindus and Hinduism, the innumerable travellers through history have chronicled enthralling and mystifying records that enchant us even today. Hiuen-Tsiang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Eliza Fay were travellers. But they were scholars, writers and artists too. Their letters, journals, logbooks and other writing as well as their drawings and paintings tell us so much about the lands they have visited. We are also curious about what other people think and thought about us. And so we read on… and we travel on, continuing their searches in our own little...

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Explorers, travellers into the unknown

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Explorers, travellers into the unknown

The sheer spirit of adventure and the need to know and explore the unknown, in many cases, risking their lives to make their contributions that centuries into the future would benefit from…. this is what drove explorers like Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Captain James Cook, Jacques Cousteau, Sir Edmund Hillary and scores of other greats. And there were Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong who reached as far as modern science could take them. Perhaps George Mallory, the outstanding mountaineer summed it up best. When asked what made him want to climb Mt Everest, he retorted: “Because it is...

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Traveller’s Movement

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Traveller’s Movement

Travellers’ chronicles leave trails. And future travellers follow those trails and often go beyond or meander. Thus are born newer generations and breeds of travellers who, in turn, leave fresh trails to follow. In a kind of way, therefore, travel breeds travel and so it goes on in the unending search of the unknown. Lucy, the oldest find amongst our ancestors, happened to be at Hadar in what is now Ethiopia 3.2 million years ago. And it was only in 1974 that Maurice Taieb from France and his team made up of people from as far apart as Britain, America and France, travelled and explored and found her remains. Dr Livingstone’s travels as a missionary led to his disappearance for 5 years and it was while he was lost that he chanced upon Victoria Falls, a place that travellers flock to visit even today. A traveller explores and an explorer travels and this is the movement that makes...

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Dates Back Traveller

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Dates Back Traveller

From the need for covering distances and the need to survive, constrained by real-life limitations, emerge the means of travel. There was a time when travellers moved on their own, perhaps even walking distances that we cannot even imagine today. And add to that the fact that they virtually had to carry by themselves whatever they might have needed throughout their journeys. Swami Vivekananda’s travel to the Himalayan Mountains was to achieve renunciation. So he set out on foot, taking with him only a change of cloth­ing, a kamandalu or waterpot, a few books and a big staff. He walked through villages and towns. He slept under trees. He ate whatever was given to him. Sometimes he stayed in the huts of sweepers and sometimes he was the guest of kings. Times have changed and so have conveniences for travellers. But the spirit of the real traveller does not change. He only needs the compass of his...

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The Globetrotter

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The Globetrotter

Today’s traveller is a nomad with a difference. He needs only his stuffed rucksack and his map, or perhaps his GPS. But he still wanders and he continues to make his own little discoveries. He doesn’t need months to reach the start-point of his travels. It’s only hours away, no matter where it might be. He travels with friends or strangers or even alone. He may be found walking around in the Garhwal hills with his powerful binoculars, some packed food and water and a book on ornithology of the region. He may patiently scan the trees that surround him or strain his ears to spot a bird through its call. He is not bound by political boundaries or geographical limitations. He has treasure-troves of information that takes him just where he wants to be. He is today a wanderer with his mind free from uncertainties. He experiences the nectar of what destinations have to...

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Get Your Ticket

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Get Your Ticket

Even in a world full of conveniences, accessing what you need as a traveller remains a case of survival of the fittest. You may want to travel to watch a super sports event. But laying your hands on a ticket can prove elusive. You may want to be all by yourself in a secluded corner of a remote beach but you simply can’t figure out how to get there, where to stay or what weather to expect. There is no end of information but true knowledge and wisdom of travel can prove hard to find. This is where one reaches out to people who are full of awareness of ground realities and the ability to find solutions that suit your individual needs. But for such people, dreams can turn into frustrations. Because of them, you are able to dream...

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Your Perfect Travel Partner

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Your Perfect Travel Partner

Through our relentless efforts and armed with reliable knowledge and intricate networking, Wonder Vision becomes your natural and perfect travel partner. Reaching where you want to go or even discovering where all you might want to go becomes so much easier with Wonder Vision. So do decisions on where you might enjoy staying, what food you would probably love to sample, the sights that you simply won’t want to miss or the cultures that can only be experienced through real-time connect…. we at Wonder Vision work really hard to make your times spent on travel worth far more each and every moment. We make sure that you don’t miss a thing that you’d love to...

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Organised Travel

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Organised Travel

At Wonder Vision, you are not just our travel partner who we make arrangements for. You are our revered guest and to us, serving and taking care of our guests is a way to serve God. The essence of travelling with us is that we don’t just take you on your journey. We take care of you and your family or group as you journey with us. We organise every bit of the predictable plans as meticulously as to let you simply relax and enjoy it all. If there’s some local cuisine that you’ve heard of and wish to sample, we’ll try to locate it for you. If it’s a famous show that you’d like to attend, we’ll get you there. If you’d like a small change of plans, trust us to help you make the changes. And it isn’t just pleasurable experiences. If you should need medical attention, we’ll make sure you get the best that’s available. We feel fulfilled only when you do. We...

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