Time to get booked with region of Ice and Snow : Antartica

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ANU(ChandigarhCityNews)

Antarctica is one of the most pristine locations left remaining on Earth, largely untouched and unsettled by humans. Experience the magic of Antarctica through exclusive trip to Ice Crowned Continent – Antarctica  and let the beauty of our world surround you.

As there is no native human population in Antarctica, nor are there any large land animals. Few species are adapted to the antarctic environment, but individuals of these few species are numberless, even Its freezing cold in Antarctica the year round, the coldest temperature ever recorded on the Antarctic was minus 89 degrees celsius, Now Imagine the Icy Magic in Antartica,yes now aAnyone, from 5 years to 65 years old, and beyond, can undertake the voyage which begins from the southernmost city of the inhabited world – Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina (South America), From December 9 to 19, 2017. Though the ticket starting from Rs 6.9 lakh per head, the company is promising a once in a lifetime experience.

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Vasim informed that under an international agreement, besides researchers, only 40,000 visitors from all over the world are allowed to set foot on the Antarctica every year. “Till a decade ago, out of these 40,000, Indian visitors were a meager 100 and so were the Chinese. Today, the Indians remain static at 100 and the Chinese have touched 4,000,” he added. “After undertaking the memorable voyage myself, I wanted other countrymen also to get a feel of this exotic land, hence the idea to undertake an exclusive voyage for Indians and hold aloft the Indian flag on the White continent. Any ship anchoring in the Antarctica cannot have more than 200 passengers on board, hence the cap,” he shared.

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The travelers would be on board “The Great Majestic Explorer” – a sleek, gorgeous yacht flying the Flag of India, 460 feet of utter luxury, which would have 132 elegant staterooms and suites, complete with French interiors designed by the French interior designer Jean Philippe Nuel. To ensure a superior gastronomic experience to the travelers, Atul Kochhar, Indian Michelin-starred chef, will be on board curating the finest of Indian regional cuisine. In addition, the team of a catering centre of excellence run by Alain Ducasse Enterprise will also be on board to enhance the global cuisine. Buffets each day will be of a different theme.

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Describing the uniqueness of the expedition, Vasim Shaikh, Founder of The Q Experiences, who himself undertook the voyage this January, said, “The travelers will be cruising through some of the most breathtaking glaciers of Neko Bay and Paradise Bay, anchoring at Port Lockroy, finally sailing to the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins at Deception Island and visit the quietest place on earth – the majestic Weddell Sea. At every step of the way, there would be experts to guide the travelers and show the sights one had only dreamt of.”

  • There are no time zones in Antarctica,hence it’s always Zero o’clock.
  • During the summer months, experience 24 hours of daylight.December will be summer in antractica.

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