History

The history of a region is deeply important to the conscientious traveller. At On The Go Tours we ensure that our travellers experience the sights of the region and also get a chance to experience the destination that they are visiting as much through the eyes of the locals as possible.

Photo Showcase – South Korea

From design-savvy Seoul with its stylish boutiques and eateries to the ancient wonders of the Silla Kingdom and stunning natural scenery, South Korea has it all. Here are some super shots of South Korea’s top spots.

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Amar Grover pays homage to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth….

Following on from our video earlier in the week featuring images from the fascinating Kandy Festival of Sri Lanka, here is a first-hand account from travel expert Amar Grover. Each summer, one of South Asia’s greatest spectacles unfolds on the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Kandy Perahera Festival of Sri Lanka

The annual Kandy Festival in Sri Lanka is one of the most important Buddhist festivals around leading up to the full moon in August. Take a look at this amazing video, comprised of still images from the various parades and … Continue reading

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Exploring India’s Tea-Growing regions

Kerry and Kim from The Tea Centre recently travelled with us to India on the ’India with the Tea Centre‘ tour, visiting working tea plantations in the Darjeeling and Assam regions of India. Read all about their adventure into tea country right … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: A Throw to the Ground

The annual Naadam Festival is a celebration of traditional Mongolian culture taking place in July. Over three days, the ‘Three Manly Games’ are performed by participants for the enjoyment of locals and fascinated foreigners alike. Watch ‘A Throw to the … Continue reading

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1000 year-old Crusader treasure unearthed in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have located a 1000 year-old hoard of gold coins, unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces fought for control of the Holy Land. Over 100 coins dating back to the time of the crusader … Continue reading

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Top 5 Hidden Gems of India

Everyone’s heard of India’s star attractions, but there are some delightful spots beyond the shadow of the Taj Mahal that deserve just as much attention. Here’s a list of 5 must-see sites to see when you’re visiting the sub-continent and … Continue reading

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India’s Western Ghat’s awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

It’s difficult not to notice the term ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ in the travel world today. But how much would you be able to reveal about what a UNESCO World Heritage Site is before having to change the subject? India’s … Continue reading

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All you need is love… and an iconic tribute to prove it! The story of the Taj Mahal.

Probably one of the most distinctive buildings on the planet is the world-famous Taj Mahal in India, an incredible building that inevitably takes a spot on the ‘must-see’ lists of travellers around the world. Built (or rather commissioned) by the … Continue reading

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China prepares for the annual Dragon Boat Festival

Celebrated in China and in Chinese communities across the world, the annual Dragon Boat Festival is a cultural showcase, featuring ornate rowing boats, rowed by 80 -100 people to the beat of large traditional drums. But there’s more to the … Continue reading

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