Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chocolate Hills Marvelous Attraction Which You Can't Afford To Miss

The Chocolate Hills is situated in the most picturesque and marvelous settings of Bohol area of Philippines. It is one of the most famous and sought after tourist destinations.The conical shaped mounds are rolling terrain of haycock hills and are made up of limestone fully covered with grass.The height of the mounds varies from 30 meters to 50 meters with the tallest one of 120 meters.If you are watching for the first time then you would not believe the fact that these are not man made.There are about 1776 hills in number.These hills are known as Chocolate Hills as during dry season the grass turns chocolate brown making it a bit difficult to understand the name during the times when the mounds are green.
This marvelous site is included in the list of Philippine Tourism Authority and marked the place as the third National Geological Monument of the nation.The Chocolate hills region contains conical karst hills which are known as mogote, this is due to the result of combination of surface water, groundwater and dissolution of limestone by rainfall.They further eroded by the rivers and streams when they are uplifted above sea level.Legend has it that the formation of the hills is due to the fight between two giants which lasted for number of days.But after they got exhausted they became friends and left behind their mess which is today's Chocolate Hills, but this is just a legend.
Bohol, Philippines is a wonderful place which is full packed with some of the best attractions that like an open
invitation to entire world.The most famous and the must visit highlighting attractions of the area are Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach which are vey well complimented with many dolphin watching tours.Alona Beach is one of the most frequently visited and the most beautiful beaches of Bohol.It features an inviting clean and soft sand beach which creates a very enchanting environment.This beach is best for the people looking for diving possibilities as the beach offers shops and dive centers providing necessary equipments and instructions.
Another must visit beach of Bohol is Dumaluan Beach which is often referred as the jewel of the ocean.This beach is completely packed with the most exciting scenic beauty.Sea along Alona beach accommodates whales, dolphins and sharks and offers an opportunity to take a glimpse of these marvelous water bodies.These magnificent marine creatures can be spotted by simple sight seeing tour through banca ride.
You also get a chance to come closer and watch dolphins at Pamilacan Island.You can even touch the human friendly dolphins.This tour has been guided by the former whale and dolphin hunters who use their boats for the ride.
During your tour to Bohol, if you are planning to stay at Chocolate Hills region, you need to take the route to the government run resort.The island of Bohol has some of the best budget and mid budget hotels such as The Peacock Garden Luxury Resort and Spa along with the Flower Beach Resort and The Alumbung Resort etc which offers some of the best quality and comfortable stay. 
by David Urman


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