Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Most Livable City in the World..!!!

ankit jain
Here we are talking about one of the most livable cities of the world.
It is one of the leading financial centres and also the second most expensive city of Australia.

The final hint which says that it is the capital of Victoria makes it quite obvious that which city we are talking about. 



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Well if you guessed it Melbourne than pat yourself.


History of MelbourneLets have a quick ride in the past and see how this city was created.
It was founded on 30th August 1835 by the settlers from Launceston in Van Diemen’s Land and finally named “Melbourne” by the governor of New South Wales, Sir Richard Bourke in the honor of British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.  The proud moment came in 1947 when it was declared a city by Queen Victoria.

Why is it called four seasons a day city?
When there is a considerable day time heating and cold pool cross the state there is formation of isolated convective showers. These showers contain hail and squalls and results in drop of temperature.
But as they pass very quickly the sunny weather returns again. This happens a lot of times in a day and hence it is called four seasons a day city.

Cultural Capital of AustraliaIt is an international cultural centre. People from different walks of life from 140 nations are settled here. It is the birthplace of Australian film and television industry. It is also declared as the UNESCO city of literature.
Art centre, Malthouse, Recital centre, MTC, and National gallery of Victoria form Melbourne beating culture heart. 


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Landmarks you will fall in love with

AAMI Park
This bubbledome is the latest addition to Melbourne evolving skyline.
Football and Rubby fans will fall in love with this stadium which takes Melbourne’s sports glory to a new height.




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Arts Centre MelbourneIt is Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts venue.
The centre is host to more than 4400 performances and public events.
It’s heaven for art lovers.



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Capitol TheatreIt is an extraordinary theatre with ceilings indirectly lit in four colors.
The dramatic lighting provides a wow effect to the movies which were screened there.
A spectacular sight to watch for every movie lover.


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Eureka Skydeck 88Want to see Melbourne from a panoramic view, than this Skydeck is the best you can get.
A 360 degree jaw dropping view of Melbourne city from a glass cube suspended 300 metres above the ground. Just WOW.


                            

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Shrine of RemembranceShrine of Remembrance was built in 1934 to commemorate First World War veterans.
It is a Melbourne icon which includes memorials to other conflicts, including the Second World War.


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State library of VictoriaState Library is one of the most renowned cultural icons of Melbourne.
It is known for city’s most beautiful heritage interiors.
The collection includes over 2 million books, newspapers, pictures, maps and manuscripts reflecting the history of Victoria over past 150 years.



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 Cook’s CottageCook’s cottage is one of the oldest buildings in Australia which also serves as a popular Melbourne tourist attraction. There are lots of things to keep you fascinated right from Captain Cook’s adventures, centuries-old antiques to a beautiful English cottage garden.



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MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)It is a delight and dream of a cricket lover to visit MCG once.
Even if you are not one then too this biggest cricket ground of Australia is worth a visit.


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Fed SquareIt is one of the most visited attractions of Melbourne with more than 10 million visitors every year.
Home to major cultural festivals, exhibitions and concerts, it hosts more than 2000 events each year.



             
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Sports Hub A sports lover will go crazy when he/she is in Melbourne.
For cricket lovers there are magnificent cricket grounds.Tennis lovers can enjoy the first grand slam tournament of the year Australian Grand Slam right there in the end of January.  For all the Vroom Vroom fans we have Australian Grand Prix in the month of March. And if you want more Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival will not let you sit still. Horse Racing at its best is what you are going to witness here.


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Food Lover Heaven You will get all the cuisines of the world here.
Right from spicy Asian and Latin, velvety European, delicious Chinese, modern American to contemporary Australian. Also you will get the best coffee of the world here.
The local hotspots and the night market have lot to make your taste buds crave for more.
Surrounded by wine regions from all the sides, Melbourne has a lot for the wine lovers.
Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula are two famous spots where you can indulge in from a range of wines available.



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Shoppers Paradise Shop till you drop as you will get all the international brands here.
City’s laneways and arcades are the best places to explore when you are looking for that something extra. Local shopping centres and department stores won’t disappoint you when you want the latest trends of the fashion industry.

Beach Destination 
Melbourne is blessed with lots of exotic beach holiday destinations which any tourist can fall in love with.

 Mornington Peninsula is one of them. If you are a yacht lover visit the town of Mornington.
Mount Martha, Dromana and Safety Beach are some of the famous beaches here. If you want to see the wild surf visit Portsea, Sorrento and Point Leo. Last but not the least is Mornington Peninsula National Park which is home to varieties of Fauna and Flora. Dolphins, fur seals and seabirds can be spotted easily on a wildlife cruise from Sorrento. 



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Second in the list is St Kilda. It is considered as Melbourne’s seaside playground.
You can enjoy a lot of beach sports like volleyball, cricket and soccer.
When done with the sports there are lot of activities like Surfing, Scuba Diving and Sailing which you can indulge in.



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World Famous place for Nature and Wildlife lovers Melbourne and places around it are inhabitants to various forms of wildlife.
One of the liveliest creatures on this earth, Dolphins can be watched from the sea shore or you can also join an organized expedition to swim with them.
You can also watch whales while you are on a cruise. All this can be done in Philip Island.
And here comes the most breathtaking of all, The Phillip Island Nature Park.
Penguins, one of Australia’s most famous wildlife attractions can be seen roaming around in their natural habitat. There are various packages on offer to watch the penguin parade.






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Also the park is home to another famous wildlife attraction the shy and cute Koalas.



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The 3 main National Parks in the proximity of Melbourne include 

1. Mungo National Park
    Remains of earliest know inhabitants of Australia have been found here so it is a      famous site for the archeologists and historians.
   It is home to a variety of wildlife which includes the very famous red Kangaroos        and wedged tailed Eagle. Also you will find the magnificent Great Walls of China      which is formed from storms of sand.



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2. Wilsons Promontory National Park
     It is the place for all the scenic beauty lovers.  Open rainforests, huge granite           mountains,coastlines and beaches are all what this National Park offers.


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3. Croajingolong National Park
    It is a photographer’s paradise as it offers extraordinary diversity in landscapes        as well flora and fauna. Croajingolong National Park is so valuable that UNESCO    has declared it a World Biosphere Reserve.


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Not to forgot the Melbourne Zoo which is a home to all the famous wildlife attractions of Australia  including Kangaroos, Koalas and Penguins.



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The last natural wonder in the list are 12 Apostles. These are magnificent rock stats which lie of the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s Coastline. The things that make them a wonder is not only the way they stand but also their trait of changing colors during sunset and sunrise.




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ankit jain / Author & Editor

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