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arvindh seshadri
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Hi ,

Indians who come to work in US especially the h1b suddenly become nature lovers .Around 90% of the people visit the places that are like valleys , mountains .Back in india they wouldnt even stepped out of the state and after coming to us default destinations in east coast will be niagara on july 4th or smokey mountains on july4th or n.carolina .Seldom i have seen people taking trips to miami . niagara is something like a holy destination for all indians . I admit that its a natural wonder but its really funny to see all the indians heading to one tourist spot on the same day.
arvindh seshadri
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I did not mean to hurt anyone . It was just a thought .
trupti nigam
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Arvindh,

I think the major reason is, travel by road is extremely easy in US. The gas prises are low as compared to India. Think about the road conditions in India?
Naturally travelling by road is so easy that lot of people visit these places. That doesn't mean that all of a sudden the H1b indians become nature lover. and how are you so sure that people visiting niagara falls etc in US, have not travelled in India and and are not nature lovers?
And the only time to go out is obviously the long week ends where one doesn't need to take special leave from office and go on vacation.
Jayesh Lalwani
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Niagara Falls puzzles me too. For some reason, a lot of Indians turn up at Niagara Falls. It's not just nature-lurving, because I never see Indians off the beaten paths. My wife and I take road trips into the Shenandoah a couple of times a year, and I have never seen another Indian around those parts (except in Luray Caverns). I can't figure out why there are throngs of us at Niagara Falls.
S Santhosh
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so again whats wrong in going to Niagara fall???

Infact if you havnt noticed, look carefully you will also see a camcorder, a SLR camera and in laws around.... then again whats wrong.

Have you been to Alaska???
Pavan Kumar
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may be because it has been shown in so many movies so beautifully back home???

if I am not doing something now (for whatever reasons) does that mean I should not be doing it for the rest of my life though I can afford it now?

may be because everybody else is going, so why shouldn't I?
Let me see why everybody goes there..
or my friend is going there, I feel very comfortable being with him/her.
or may be when I go watch a movie with my folks back home, when we see a song picturiesed at Niagara, I could just tell them that I have been there..

may be I don't know it yet, how to spend my short vacation in a more meaningful way within my limitations. I am just beginning to learn ...
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my choices are different ( may be they are not ) but I am happy.

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Cnu


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Jayesh Lalwani
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Why is everyone becoming so defensive?
Arjunkumar Shastry
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Back in india they wouldnt even stepped out of the state
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As Trupti said correctly travelling in India is problematic, especially to eastern states.Its just recently that people have started travelling for sight seeing.Travelling from one city to another has become easier than before.But going on week end say from Kolkata,reaching Rajasthan,watching Kota,Jaipur,Jaisalmer and Monday morning back to Kolkata is distant dream.Travelling industry is still in premature stage because of lack of infrastructure.


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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by San Sreeds:
so again whats wrong in going to Niagara fall???

Infact if you havnt noticed, look carefully you will also see a camcorder, a SLR camera and in laws around.... then again whats wrong.

Have you been to Alaska???


Nothing wrong with Niagara falls for one time visit. It looks better from Canadian side(since you are watching it from front than from side).

I have been to Alaska. I would consider Alaska as the best nature based destination I have ever been to. For some reason I felt the air tobe fresher, liked whale watching in the evening. Would not mind revisiting the place(with couple of good books in the hand). I would suggest everybody to visit the place.


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Jason Menard
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How do you know they are all H1B's? I would think it more likely that they are either green card holders, citizens, or maybe students, since the majority of Indians in this country fall into one of those categories.
Randall Twede
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niagra falls has long been the number one honeymoon destination...maybe that has something to do with it.

PS. when i went there in jan or feb of 1981 (talk about cold)the canadian side was much nicer also.
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peter wooster
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
niagra falls has long been the number one honeymoon destination...maybe that has something to do with it.

PS. when i went there in jan or feb of 1981 (talk about cold)the canadian side was much nicer also.

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The Canadian side is by far the best vantage point. Being from Toronto, I've been to the falls at every time of year. It's at its best in mid winter when the falls and surrounding landscape are frosted in crystal ice, there are also far fewer tourists at that time, and you might get to park for free.
Randall Twede
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when i was there, not only was the view nicer, but it was all clean and park-like as opposed to the american side. there was more to do there too.

it was my first and only time in canada...i was impressed...i went to a restaurant in that city just "north" of toronto (going around the lake, i forget the name "somethingson" or "somethington") i got the deluxe treatment at a modest price...i was very impressed.
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