Niagara Falls freezes partially, and the sight is breathtaking, Thailand: No COVID-related restrictions for India travellers, Experience the best of nature at the ongoing Flamingo Festival in Andhra Pradesh and more in top stories of the day.
Niagara Falls freezes partially, and the sight is breathtaking!
This winter, the Bomb Cyclone has wreaked havoc across, especially in western New York, which has led to record-breaking low temperatures. Meanwhile, Niagara Falls has partially frozen, and the internet is thrilled to see the viral stunning photographs.
The Niagara River has apparently frozen to solid ice, which prompted a weather enthusiast to point out that it’s now technically possible to walk on the river. Although thick snow has hit the waterfall, it’s not possible for the vast quantity of liquid to get completely frozen, due to the constant fast flowing water. Despite the sub-zero temperatures, tourists are flocking to Niagara Falls to witness the breathtaking sight, and the videos and photos of the partially frozen waterfall, which is 167 feet tall, are being widely circulated online.
Thailand: No COVID-related restrictions for India travellers
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its official release has urged all passengers travelling back to India to carry out an RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure, and upload the results on the Air Suvidha website. This comes as India has recently updated COVID travel rules.
However, TAT offices have added that since international travellers to Thailand are no longer required to provide any proof of vaccination or ATK test result, no restrictions will be in place for Indian travellers too entering Thailand starting October 1, 2022. The TAT offices also added that to ensure the safety of tourists, they will be closely monitoring any changes or keep updating measures on COVID-19 protocol, which might affect Indian travellers to Thailand.
Experience the best of nature at the ongoing Flamingo Festival in Andhra Pradesh
The ongoing Flamingo Festival (January 3–5, 2023) is turning multiple locations in Andhra Pradesh into some of the best venues for wildlife viewing. Places like Pulicat Lake (Andhra Pradesh’s side), Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Sullurpeta, Atikanithippa and BV Palem are right now teeming with visitors and birds.
The annual Flamingo Festival celebrates the arrival of thousands of birds who make their annual migration to the Indian subcontinent during the winter months. The Flamingo festival is a great way to get closer to nature and also to enjoy fun programmes organised by the local communities. The festival will also see programmes like bird photography contests and environment education sensitisation programmes.
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