Acclaimed Indian actor, Kabir Bedi is in Trinidad & Tobago for the World Premiere of his latest film Bazodee. The world premiere of the film Bazodee took place at MovieTowne, Port of Spain, yesterday at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival with live appearances from the stars of the film, including Kabir Bedi , Trinidad-born/UK-based actor Valmike Rampersad and the king of soca, Machel Montano.
Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) is currently on from 15–29 September. A hot-ticket event, the TTFF was voted one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine in 2014, and one of the top ten unmissable events in the Caribbean, by CultureTrip.com in 2015.
Kabir is making the most of his time by visiting popular tourist destinations and attractions of this stunning twin-island destination.
Kabir’s itinerary included…
Temple by the Sea – A well-known site of worship for Hindus and a tourist attraction, the Waterloo temple was built by Seiwdass Sadhu, an indentured labourer who came to Trinidad in early 1900’s.
Hanuman Murti – Standing 85 feet high, the Hanuman Murthi is one of the most religious site of Trinidad and known as the tallest murthi outside India.
Caroni Bird Sanctuary – An amazing lagoon that extends itself south of Port of Spain along the western shoreline of Trinidad.
Maracus Beach – One of the most well-known beaches in the island of Trinidad and considered by some to be the most beautiful beach of its size located closest to the capital city. One of the most famous aspects of Maracas Beach are the dozen Bake and Shark huts.
Fort George – Situated on the hills to the North of St. James overlooking the Gulf of Paria, Fort George is the best destination for one of the most spectacular views of Port of Spain and the sea.
Warren Solomon, General Manager Marketing said, “We are delighted to have the renowned Indian film personality Kabir Bedi visit Trinidad & Tobago to promote his new film. Kabir has had a truly memorable stay in Trinidad and we hope that he will spread the message of this beautiful destination to all Indians. Trinidad & Tobago unique and true Caribbean paradise boasting of a heady mix of cultural activities, eco-adventure and culinary delights. From relaxing on palm tree-lined white sandy beaches, to swimming in aquamarine clear waters, from the picturesque Maracas Beach to enjoying the greatest show on Earth, the Carnival, T&T is a destination where Thrill meets Tranquillity! Trinidad and Tobago is indeed a paradise with its lush forests and nature reserves, rare tree frogs, pristine corals, unforgettable hiking and exotic birds. The twin-islands undoubtedly offer a one-of-a-kind island escape.”
About Trinidad & Tobago: Two islands. Two Unique Experiences
Home to the largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago is the southernmost Caribbean nation located seven miles east off the Venezuelan coast. Ranked the happiest nation in the Caribbean by the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, in 2013 and 2015, the destination’s distinct and harmonious blend of cultures, eclectic cuisine and environmental treasures continue to attract travelers of all ages to its shores. Birthplace of the limbo and the world famous steelpan, the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century, as well as a diverse mix of monthly festivals and events, it’s little wonder that Trinidad is known as the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean.’ Sister island Tobago offers a quintessential Caribbean vibe with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco attractions. Tobago is home to the largest brain coral in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest protected reserve in the Western hemisphere, The Main Ridge Rainforest. Come and explore Trinidad and Tobago-the true Caribbean!
Because of historical ties and/or bilateral agreements between Trinidad and Tobago with India, citizens of India do not need visas to travel to the twin islands. However, one must procure a UK or a USA visa in order to transit from the respective ports for flights into Trinidad & Tobago.
Official Name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Capital: Port of Spain
Population: 1.3 million
Official language: English
Currency: Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTS)
Airport: Trinidad – Piarco International Airport
Tobago – A.N.R Robinson International Airport
Climate: Tropical; rainy season (June through December)
Dry Season (January through May)
Photos & News Report via Tourism Trinidad & Tobago – Published with edits
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Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.