Las Vegas – The Strip

This is Part 3 of a three part series of our trip to Las Vegas.

Links to Part 1 and 2 can be found here :

The next 2 days, we spent at the Las Vegas Strip – Going from one Casino to other :)…. It was fun.

Life of Las Vegas is centered around one road popularly called “The Strip“. Almost all the Casinos are on The Strip! Majority of these properties on The Strip are owned by MGM Mirage or Harrahs entertainment!

Check out the Snaps of the Hotels and Casinos …..

This is where we stayed! – Monte Carlo.
Monte Carlo at Las Vegas
Monte Carlo at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Newyork Newyork – Hotel & Casino… There is a huge roller coaster around this Hotel.
Newyork Newyork at Las Vegas
Newyork Newyork at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Newyork Newyork at Las Vegas
Newyork Newyork at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Statue of Liberty at  Newyork Newyork - Las Vegas
Statue of Liberty at Newyork Newyork – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Casino Royale - Las Vegas
Casino Royale – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

MGM Grand Lion at Las Vegas
MGM Grand Lion at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas Convention Center – Click to Zoom

Stratosphere and Public transit system at Las Vegas
Stratosphere and Public transit system at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

One of the Casinos in Las Vegas
One of the Casinos in Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

The famous Stratosphere – the tallest structure in Vegas!
Stratosphere at Las Vegas
Stratosphere at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

And this is a ride on top of the tallest building… and we did sit on this one. Was an Amazing experience!! :)
Big Shot - Ride on top of Stratosphere - Las Vegas
Big Shot – Ride on top of Stratosphere – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

One more Thriller Ride on Top of Stratosphere - Las Vegas
One more Thriller Ride on Top of Stratosphere – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

The Las Vegas Strip as seen from top of Stratosphere
The Las Vegas Strip as seen from top of Stratosphere – Click to Zoom

Circus Circus as seen from top of Stratosphere
Circus Circus as seen from top of Stratosphere – Click to Zoom

Harrahs - Las Vegas
Harrahs – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Buck and Winne at Harrahs Casino - Las Vegas
Buck and Winne at Harrahs Casino – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Venice in Las Vegas! – Venetian – Mind blowing stuff!
Ceiling Inside Venetian - Las Vegas
Ceiling Inside Venetian – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Inside Venetian - Las Vegas
Inside Venetian – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Gondola Rides inside Venetian - Las Vegas
Gondola Rides inside Venetian – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Treasure Island - Las Vegas
Treasure Island – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Wynn - Las Vegas
Wynn – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Mandalay Bay at Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Monte Carlo at Las Vegas
Monte Carlo at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Effiel Tower in Las Vegas…
Effiel Tower at Paris - Las Vegas
Effiel Tower at Paris – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Luxor at Las Vegas
Luxor at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Bellagio at Las Vegas
Bellagio at Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

Bellagio Fountains - Las Vegas
Bellagio Fountains – Las Vegas – Click to Zoom

We did not gamble much – since we did not know much about how to play – but it was fun!….

5 comments | May 8th, 2007 at 11:34pm


Vegas Trip – Hoover Dam

This post was long due! Memories from our Las Vegas Trip! When I look back at it, its almost 6 months now since we had been to Las Vegas!!! Wow. Time runs so fast!

Anyways, Since I had lots of photos to post, I have split this one big post into three posts.

Well, it was a 5 day trip and it was fun. Here is the photo essay!

Las Vegas is the land of casinos. Don’t be surprised to find slot machines when you come right out of the Terminal Gates at the airport! You can find slot machines every – from Gas Stations (aka Petrol Pumps!!) to Superstores! More about Las Vegas in part 3 of this post.

Welcome to Las Vegas…
Welcome to Las Vega
Welcome to Las Vega – Click to Zoom

We landed in Vegas in the afternoon, and immediately we were on our way to Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is around 30 mins drive from Las Vegas. Hoover Dam is considered to be one of the greatest engineering works in history and is a must see!.

Here are some snaps…
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

We could go under ground !! (i.e, base of the dam where the generators are located) – Check out the massive generators!
Power Generators at Hoover Dam
Power Generators at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

This is one of the massive water intake pipes. It can house an entire school bus within it! Everything about this dam is BIG!
Water Intake Pipes at Hoover Dam
Water Intake Pipes at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

The power stations as seen from the top of the dam…
Power Station at Hoover Dam
Power Station at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

Power Station at Hoover Dam
Power Station at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

This is the Visitor center which was built recently…
Visitor Center at Hoover Dam
Visitor Center at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

View from the dam…
View from the Dam
View from the Dam – Click to Zoom

These are the water intake towers ….
Water Intake Towers at Hoover Dam
Water Intake Towers at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

Water Intake Towers at Hoover Dam
Water Intake Towers at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

And the dam…
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

There are two spillways at the Hoover Dam. This one is on the Arizona side of the Dam. The spillways at the Hoover dam are Massive, and they have been used only once when there was major flood.
Spillway at Hoover Dam
Spillway at Hoover Dam – Click to Zoom

Since this was in late November, it was pretty dark by 5 PM… and we could not spend much time. We started back to Las Vegas and headed back to our Hotel (Monte Carlo).

Check out the Wikipedia entry on Hoover Dam.

More on Vegas trip in the next post….

2 comments | May 3rd, 2007 at 10:28pm

Oh ya.. I am back from Vegas…

Well, regular readers of this blog might have been wondering if I stayed back in Vegas ! :) .. its been quite some time since I posted an entry here!… well, I am back.. and kind of pretty busy with work.

Our Vegas trip went on pretty good. We had a nice time. Clicked tons of snaps… But, work has been very very hectic ever since we came back. So, I am not finding enough time to post the Vegas snaps out here.

Will do soon once I get some time .. may be over this weekend. Else, all is good…

1 comment | December 7th, 2006 at 12:08pm

Off to Vegas!

Will be traveling to Las Vegas later today on a 4 day vacation. Its been quite some time since me and Chitra had a nice break from work, … and thanksgiving is the best time to have one ! (ideally.. not! – but given our work/situation!)

So, we start on the 21-Nov, and return back to Houston on the 25-Nov. Also plan to drive to Grand Canyon on one of the day.

Photos and updates once I get back!

5 comments | November 21st, 2006 at 12:37am


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