How to Select the Right Flowers for Every Occasion

Choosing the right flowers for your next occasion can be a difficult choice to make. While many types of flowers can be used for the same occasions, there are some types of flowers that are meant to go with a cake, at a birthday or wedding. Knowing the meanings of the flowers and their pertinence to the occasion could make it easy to filter out your options for which flowers to buy. So here are the best flowers for specific occasions.

Flowers for a Birthday and Valentine’s Day

As a gift on a friend’s birthday, a flower that signifies friendship and happiness, is what should be the perfect thing. Yellow flowers should do for such an occasion, like lilies, tulips, or dandelions. For your significant other, consider a rose, marigold or red carnation. As for Valentine’s Day, if you’re in an early stage in your relationship, beautiful lavender roses are perfect, as they signify enchantment. If you’re married, a bouquet of red tulips marks the occasion wonderfully. I know you would have expected Roses, but if the world really had in store for us, what we’ve been expecting, lives wouldn’t really have the thrill of being unpredictable anymore.

Flowers for a Funeral

When paying tribute to a recently deceased member of the family or loved one, large bouquets/arrangements of flowers are not uncommon. You want to choose a flower that signifies love and respect. The best flowers for this are lilies, roses, and chrysanthemums. You also want to select lighter colors for those flowers, preferably white, as it signifies purity and peace.

Flowers for a Wedding or Anniversary

The flowers you select for a wedding are entirely up to the bride and can be practically anything they want. Lilies are a favorite. For bridesmaids, consider choosing the same flower, but in a smaller bouquet. The boutonniere worn by the groom should match the flower of the bride. For a wedding anniversary, the flower should be different depending on the anniversary. Anything around the five-year mark could be a daisy, while the ten-year anniversary might call for a daffodil. The iris is perfect for a 25-year anniversary. Once you’ve identified the type of flower you’d like, send flowers to delhi in a quick and useful solution.

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BEST TIMES TO VISIT LADAKH

“Ladakh”, the name itself sends chill down my spine. Well literally and metaphorically both. This place feels isolated, different and unknown to those who have not visited it. All I hear about these days is how people like to travel on their bikes to reach Leh and Ladakh. It’s the new trend I guess.

Ladakh is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet.

There has been a sudden upsurge of people travelling to Ladakh. So right now I can differentiate between whom have been to Ladakh and tell about its magnificent snow-clad mountains or the gorgeous lakes and the valleys. They say Ladakh will always touch the chords of your heart. Another set that haven’t and explore the most basic questions like “Best Time to visit Ladakh”.

BEST TIMES TO VISIT LADAKH

While you are planning to visit this exotic land you might be wondering what could be the best time to visit this beautiful place. While a few people propose summers to be the best time to visit the place when the climate is most energizing and obliging when the snow has softened and there is a buzz of movement with the brilliant and dynamic Hemis Festival.

Then again there are a few for who winters have their own particular appeal with the snow covered mountains offering some of the best views. And not to forget winter is the time when you can enjoy the most beautiful and adventurous trek in the world- Chadar Trek.

Ladakh like other places has its own charm and each month has its own worth and pious quality.

  • DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL TO MID-MAY

In the beginning of April, summer sets in and everything blooms. It’s the season when tourists start coming in to visit in great numbers. The temperature here is 15 degree Celsius maximum and -1 degree Celsius minimum.

Opting for flights would be a good option right now as all roads and passes are not open. Weather is still not warm and sunny yet, so warm clothes are advisable as the sun is also not very friendly.

Rimpochee Airport is the main airport of the area. By late April, the lakes Pangong Tso and Tso Mouiri start to melt, revealing the excellent hues and spectacular sights. Leh will be having a mesmerising weather at this time. Visit monasteries and stupas.

  • DURING THE MONTH OF MAY

The Srinagar-Leh roadway is opened at this time. Impacts of winter have still not vanished. Cold roads will welcome you to the city. Temperature is maximum 16 degree Celsius and minimum3 degree Celsius. In the beginning of June, the Manali roads open up alongside Rohtang pass. In any case, the beginning 7-10 days are truly not reasonable for travelling since this place encounters snow slides and repeating blockages. Flight is the best mode of travelling at this time.

Famous monasteries like Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monastery, Stondey Monastery and Likir Monastery.

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  • DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE

In this month all the street courses to Leh open up and one can go to Leh on the Srinagar-Leh-Manali circuit. June is one of the best times of the year to visit Leh. By mid-June, the snow begins to dissolve thus one can see some of the most beautiful lakes in Ladakh. One can also enjoy the Saka Dawa, Yuru Kabyat, and Hermis Festivals which are held in this month.

If you are visiting by road then reach Ladakh from Kashmir valley through Kargil, which is around 434km. This route remains open from early June to November. 474km long Manali-Leh road is open from mid-June to early October.

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  • DURING THE MONTH OF JULY TO AUGUST

In this month, all passes and streets to the land that is known for lamas are opened and the land turns exceptionally welcoming, fabulous perspectives, bikers and picture takers heaven. This month is considered as the best time for visiting Ladakh. The whole place is a mixture of white, brown and green which makes it more beautiful.

Also, a lot of festivals are celebrated by ladakis at this time. Stongday, Karsha, Phyang, Sachukul, Karzok, Dkthok and Sani Nasjal Festivals are held amidst these two months. This is also the time when Hemis Festival takes place and it’s grandly celebrated here

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  • DURING THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

Relatively colder than April-June it is nevertheless a good time to travel to Leh Ladakh if you can brave a little dip in temperatures. With the monsoons over the roads are clear once again and day time temperatures are still warm enough for you to enjoy the beautiful spectacle that awaits you at every turn in the road. Nights can be cold so you should go properly armed with thermals and jackets to keep yourself warm at night.

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  • DURING THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER TO MARCH

Officially termed the “off season”, Leh and Ladakh offers a dark and forbidding landscape during the peak winter months. With only 4-5 hours of sunlight and limited power availability, there is much to deter tourists from trying to brave the unbearable winters of Ladakh. Most hotels and restaurants also down shutters so finding accommodation and food is also going to be a challenge during these months. If once is willing to endure such harsh winters, most of the passes including the Khardung La Pass remain open all year around although crossing these snow filled passes is going to be an adventure in itself.

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Ladakh changes colours with each change in seasons and whatever time one chooses to visit, you are bound to be rewarded by some of the most amazing and spectacular sights that nature has to offer.

5 Reasons to Visit International Yoga Festival

Everyone, at some point of time, sees the need to find peace in life, and peace requires calmness. And there is no better way of achieving that than yoga. For all those people who love practicing yoga, the International Yoga Festival is being held at Sri Suttur Math, Mysore from the 3rd to the 7th of October, and everyone needs to be here.

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Sri Suttur Math is the elite yoga teacher training center which has its branch in Mysore, Karnataka, amidst the hills and the rivers, with fresh air, and mind boggling beauty, the 4 day long International Yoga Festival is going to be held, and here are 5 reasons why you need to be there.

  1. YOGA SESSIONS

Well the first and the most obvious reason is the Yoga Training. At the International Yoga Festival, everyone is going to be trained on the basics of yoga, by the who’s who of yoga teachers and experts. They will be teaching the crowd about basics of yoga, and everyone would be practicing the yoga together

  1. SATSANGS

For those spiritual people, there are going to be Satsangs every day. For those who don’t know the meaning of Satsang, it is a sacred gather where everyone chants different prayers and scriptures in the name of god, and peace.

  1. DANCE

Well it is a festival at the end of the day, and there is no festival with all work and no play. Entertainment is a vital factor at every festival. I mean the main thing is definitely to look forward to the yoga training from the best trainers the in world, but you do need to be entertained as well. So they have traditional folk dances prepared for the festival for the people to be able to enjoy every evening chilling with your family and friends over your dinner. Which brings me to the next thing to look forward to.

  1. FOOD

This is something that actually seals the deal for me, when there’s a buffet at a festival, which is where I get my money’s worth. At the International Yoga Festival, they have buffets on all 4 days, with an exquisite line up of all Indian dishes lined up perfectly to be able to show those foreign yogis what the food tastes like in the place that originated the noble art of yoga.

  1. GEAR

Well we all know that somewhere deep down inside, everyone loves free stuff, no matter how much they may try to hide it, everyone does. At the International Yoga Festival, everyone who signs up gets their own Yoga Kit the cost of which is included in the total cost of the trip. So you need to book your seat today if you want to grab your own.

So there you have it everyone. These were 5 major reasons you should attend the International Yoga Festival, and be a part of the yogic culture. There are many smaller reasons, which you would read in my second blog. Check it out.