Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Melbourne - The City Which Lived.

Its the refreshing memoirs of brawling animals which you might witness in the Melbourne Zoo, Victoria or the shouting souls, screaming passions and yelling eyes observing the greatness of sport being played at, what is famously known as MCG or Melbourne Cricket Ground. Words are too less to describe the liveliness, spread along every inch of nine thousand and nine hundred square kilometers of Melbourne. A privilege and an honor to know the fact that it has been voted, and ranked as the world's most livable city since 2011, by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). We take no credits away, it has deserved that place, a place renowned for luxuries, happiness, and what we merely thrive in today's time - Life.

Melbourne Zoo - Source
It is the second most populous city of Australia, and rightfully so,  there are reasons to it.
The beautiful Werribee Mansion makes you travel back to 19th century, delivering messages of past and of, simplified yet, mystically beautiful nature. The mansion consists of a separate 5-star luxurious accommodation which not only makes you feel like a royal petition attached to your living, but also, the gleaming beauty which it provides to your eyes. Not far away, lies another magnanimous location, The Victoria State Rose Garden, which also won the prestigious 'World Federation of Rose Societies Award For Garden Excellence' acclamation, which did a justice to its different world aura of giant shaped rose which mesmerizes every soul present at a point.

There are way too many reasons to love this city, than to put them down on paper. Apart from the excellence it has reached in terms of education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, sports and tourism, it has also received some well-known acclamation for the quality of life it serves to its in-habitats

Victoria's State Rose Garden - Source

Located on the large natural bay - Port Philip, it delivers an unmatched experience in having a look at the sea-life. The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, located on 'Corner King Street & Flinders Street' Melbourne is a home to thousands of Aquatic Creatures, one of which, also includes, Australia's largest salt water crocodiles. An interactive aquarium, realizes the wonder range, from Icy waters of Antarctica to the depths of the blue kingdom. Its home to the creatures well known to the world, as the mighty birds of Antarctica, Penguins. The aquarium houses a playground for the same, so that you do not miss a chance to get a glance of the heaven so called. The streaming location of Melbourne also houses, a spectacular analytic place called Australian Shark and Ray Centre. It gives you an experience to feed the stingrays and sharks. Such moments are worth preserving for a lifetime, and Melbourne is such a place that a single lifetime, won't be suffice to witness the greatness it consists.

Sea Life

There a beautiful saying, a place's habitats are often the derivations from the cultures it has held back in past, the historic values, which it has passed from one generation to another, and with every curve of change, it learns something innovative and then, like an old man teaching values to his children, passes on the knowledge for the generation ahead. Somewhat similar has been the journey of Melbourne, talking about the historical values, we take a look to one of the glorious Melbourne Museum, located on the Carlton Gardens, Victoria. It showcases Australia's ever-lived history and social importance, with its developing cultures. Winner of 'Australian Tourism Awards For Best Tourist Attraction In Australia' in 2011. It is known for celebrating Victoria's local Koorie cultural celebrations. One can witness the art and history in Melbourne's Story Exhibition here.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (Source)
There are new and innovative places coming, in order to experience the natural, and the much-worked beautiful architecture which is built over the ages. One such observatory is Melbourne Star Observation Wheel which allows you to have a look at the places, from a place we all wanted to be in, through a flying experience. It gives a new perspective which inculcates a unique experience of history, culture and a blend of both. And this is just not it, there are places whose experience can only be felt, and not be written in text, some of the places which include the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Museum which we talked about above, the exhilarating Zoo, and the beautiful and yet National Gallery of Victoria.

Street Art, (Source)
Talking about the cultures, it includes various festivals, live celebrations, Street cultures and many more. In particularity, in 2010, Melbourne's street art was named as the world's best street view by International Times Magazine. Prior to which, in 2008, its Street View Cultures were voted as the best by lonely planet's readers. Australia's ballet centre Melbourne, celebrates many more live performances which can be marketed only through the distances of eyes to the souls connecting them. 

So, if someone asks, What's my reason for falling in love with the Melbourne? I would most instinctively say, "Its the city itself, Melbourne".

We have made a small list to the places we found to be much more better experienced than written about, here it is:-

  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Eureka Skydeck 88 - for a reason that the top floor matches the number in the name.
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Crown Entertainment Complex
  • Federation Square
  • Royal Botanic Garden
Its truly amazing, what beauty these places with-hold inside them, and as I already mentioned, one lifetime won't be suffice to enthrall yourself with the amusing and spectacular beauty of Melbourne. I was delighted to see Tourism Victoria Website with all its glory.

Tanishq Sharma

Having read it, we ask our readers one simple and amazing question pertaining to the city itself.
Which of these places would you want to visit in Melbourne?
You can find the list here : Places
You can tweet to us @tanishqsh
Or Mention the answers in Comments below.

Note: The Contest closes on 4th January 2015. The best comment will be awarded a voucher of Rupees 500. So Start Commenting! :)

Do have a look at the videos below, there are sure to make you roll over with laughter and liveliness of Melbourne.

The winner of the contest is : Reet Sharma


  1. Werribee Open Range Zoo- I'd love to visit this place for I am fascinated by Australia's wildlife, and also an undaunted madcap! :)

  2. The Sea Life would be an apt way to mesmerize oneself to heavens.

    1. Great post! After reading your post & watching all the videos, I'd most like to visit the Dandenong Ranges for it's scenic beauty, breathtaking view and cool breeze blowing through my hair. :P I'd give anything away for driving through the winding roads which are present throughout the ranges. I'd love to stay at one of the bed and breakfast cottages and go on frequent excursions in the forests with my camera which provides excellent views. And not to forget the famous ride in the Puffing Billy, a day reserved especially for that. To add to that, there are also several picnic spots for me and my friends to spend a fun-filled day and the ranges are a perfect spot for hiking and cycling. :

  3. Melbourne Cricket Ground, being a cricket fan!

  4. I would love to visit the 12 Apostles. The reason being, I will get to go for a ride in a helipad :P. Jokes apart, Well! The view from above is breathtakingly beautiful and looking at the ocean from above and the rocks changing color from sun rise to sunset. One would just love to spend the whole day up there looking at the beauty and the picturesque beauty would just leave you agog.

  5. I see that you have mentioned a lot about the zoo and the wildlife. For your question, I guess my answer would be to visit the Penguins! They are wonderful creatures and I just want to be fascinated by them. You can't get to see them anywhere, right? So, my choice would be a trip to Philip National Park to watch them play.

  6. Beautifully put together Tanishq!
    Well like I wrote in my post, people like me would be spoilt for choices when they land in Melbourne, but guess if it's just going to be one place, I will pick Hosier Lane! I find street art intriguing, so what better place to indulge my curiosity than this landmark lane! Also I've read that it is one of the most photographed places in Melbourne!

    Must be something! :)

  7. Wonderful post and interesting videos that make me feel that
    Melbourne invites the eternal romantic in me to hold hands with my beloved and go see the Twelve Apostles .Go on long drives on the great ocean road. In the middle of nowhere in a vineyard spread a table and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine with my dear one. Enjoy the sunsets holding hands and do lots of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and see all the graffiti being created at the hosier lane.
    Great Post and interesting videos watching them I am sure to visit Sovereign Hill for spending some time in the era gone by. The lure of gold and panning for some nuggets is a temptation that is too much to resist. After I have found the gold I am bound to celebrate it with some wine so I will visit the vineyards and enjoy some great wine from the Yarra region .Visit the Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and have my fill with this yummy delight.

  8. I would like to visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which is located in Yarra Park. Cricket has fancied me since childhood. I still remember those days when the elders in my neighbourhood used to start shouting and hunting for us the moment the cricket ball hit by me broke one of their window panes. Running away from them was even more exciting than playing cricket itself.

    I used to follow every cricket match played by India religiously and used to analyse and discuss it with friends and siblings for days and months. Being such an enthusiastic fan of cricket, visiting one of the world’s largest cricket stadiums is one of my dreams.

    The thought of being seated amongst 95,000 other fans of cricket and cheering the players itself sounds exciting to me. Such large cricket stadiums are one of the ways to explore how much the passion for cricket has penetrated among the people of the world. MCG is located in Yarra Park, which also has many other sporting fields. This would allow me to explore not just cricket, but also many other games.

    - Ranjith (

  9. Hi!
    We know beauty never need words but without words it cannot be explained and when you get wordless after seeing it... your mouth still get open wide and WOW comes out. Dear! Your explanation about Melbourne is wonderful and picturesque description. I am a person who always attracted to nature first of any place so I would love to see the Melbourne Nature & Wildlife. The 12 Apostles rock formations is world famous rocks which changes its color in sunrise and sun set. And then I will see the Phillip Island Nature Park where I want to see the animals which I hardly see in India. I never saw Penguins, Koala and other animals.
    Driving on a smooth road with natural beauty around you, it always gives you a feeling of heaven on Earth. I would love to drive on Great Ocean Road which is also famous in world to give you a scenic experience and the pleasure of that driving is amazing.


  10. Given a chance to visit Melbourne, I would absolutely make a run for Eureka Skydeck 88..Imagine the view of the city from such a great height of over 300 metres and while you are suspended in air in a glass box!
    This is an experience not to be missed and I hope I get a chance to visit Melbourne and go explore Eureka Skydeck 88 soon :)
    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  11. Being a person who loves to travel this place has struck my eye.
    And here, Eureka Skydeck 88 is going to be first on my list.. i can just imagine the view after reading about it and i feel its going to be awesome.
    Then the St. Kilda Beach,the long walk on the beach during the sunset will be just perfect.. And finding gold is also there.. :D
    why not get my pockets filled with some tresure hunt..Laneways and Arcades is going to be the place to explore my "Lara croft" skills.. :D :D
    Melbourne is going to be a great place to visit and enjoy a holiday..

  12. Amazing Post! Great articulation!

    All the best for the contest!
    I would love to visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the MCG. It had been a host to many legendary matches and I for one would like to visit one of them. The World Cup is so near and it is so dear to me and I want to witness the World Cup Finals that is going to happen at the MCG!

    And how can I forget the Great Otway National Park, because I love watching animals. I would love to take a city tour by travelling on the Tram's of Melbourne. By travelling in tram's I want to explore every nook & corner of Melbourne. Besides this I would love to watch the amazing architectures of Melbourne like Eureka Tower, Royal Exhibition Building, etc. And without enjoying festivals, my journey would be incomplete so I will celebrate Australian Festivals.

    - Wanderer

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