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15 Best Winter Sun Destinations to Visit around the World

Eager for a splash of winter sun? We don’t blame you. Escape grey skies and woolly jumpers for warmer weather in some of the world’s most exotic destinations in 2021. If you’ve been wondering where is hot in January, we’ve handpicked a list of some of the best places for year-round sun so you can start packing your suitcase for 2021.

1- The Maldives

Maldives Travel
Maldives

Say goodbye to the gloomy dark skies and welcome the bright sunshine in the unmatched beauty of the Maldives. With over 1190 islands in the Maldives archipelago (185 uninhabited), there’s an abundance of paradise isles to unwind on. Stay in a luxurious Water Villa, get active with watersports, pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments and indulge in world-class food from the finest restaurants. Wherever you stay, you’ll have an unforgettable time in the Maldives.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 29.9°C

Top Attractions: Meeru island, Maafushi, Ari Atoll.

2- Malaysia

Malaysia

Full of luxurious hotels and resorts, Malaysia offers an enchanting escape in Southeast Asia. Whether you want to explore the incredible wildlife, admire skyscrapers in the bustling city, or relax on a white-sand beach, no two days are the same in this gorgeous destination. With almost 900 islands, water adventures, beach resorts and innovative cities, there really is something for everybody in this corner of the world.

Best time to visit: December – April

Average Temperature: 27°C

Top Attractions: Batu caves, Mount Kinabalu, Perhentian islands.

3- South Africa

South Africa wildlife

South Africa makes for a perfect coastal escape in the winter months, with the best beaches, wildlife and adventure sports available to lap up. If you like to surf, you’ll be in for a treat as this part of the Atlantic experiences fantastic waves all year round. Or, if national parks and wildlife is your thing, head to Kruger National Park for an iconic safari experience or admires famous Table Mountain National Park. South Africa is one of the best winter holiday destinations for its diversity.

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 28°C

Top Attractions: Cape of good hope, Robben Island, Boulders beach.

4- Thailand

Phi Phi island, Thailand

Verdant forests, stunning islands, and paradise-worthy beaches, Thailand is one of the most popular places to spend your January holidays. Hop from island to island and discover all this incredible destination has to offer, from its beautiful animal sanctuary to lush forests, eclectic nightlife, drool-worthy street food and much more. Go rock climbing, discover hidden lagoons, scuba dive or spend a day with the elephants all while soaking up the toasty whether – the list is endless.

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 31 – 34°C

Top Attractions: The grand palace, Railay beach, Similan islands.

5- Barbados

Barbados

A tropical climate blesses Barbados throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for any month or season. However, if you wish to experience the dry season of Barbados then January is the best month to do so. Mouth-watering dishes, swimming with the turtles and lots of well-earned lazy afternoons can be spent here with your loved ones.

Best time to visit: December – April

Average Temperature: 29°C

Top Attractions: Harrison’s cave, Carlisle bay, Animal flower cave.

6- Dubai

Dubai Beach

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Dubai certainly has the wow-factor. Perfect to visit in January, you’ll be met by an abundance of things to see and do here – from shopping in city-sized malls to attending cultural events, taking part in adventure sports and wandering exotic souks – there really is no end to the entertainment. This world-class destination isn’t short of luxurious resorts either, so you’ll be sure to stay in style while you’re here. The summer warmth is quite unbearable in Dubai, but the winter months are the most pleasant times to explore the place.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 26°C

Top Attractions: The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai safari.

7- Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Attraction

Golden beaches and blue skies calls are what you can expect on holidays to Sri Lanka, a perfect winter escapade this season. Aside from picture-perfect beaches, history lovers can also spot some amazing UNESCO world heritage sites with olde-worlde ruins to discover. With amazing views from different cliffs, enchanting fortresses and breathtaking temples, this Sri Lankan holiday might be all that you have been waiting for.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 27°C

Top Attractions: Sigiriya fortress, Yala national park, Galle Dutch fort.

8- Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus may not be far-flung or exotic as our other featured destinations, but it certainly brings the heat. The sun shines for almost the entire year here, (approximately 340 days) and it’s one of the warmest places to visit in the Mediterranean. Whisk the family away to a landscape of beautiful beaches, rich history and lush forests, each of which sure to help you forget about the drizzly weather back home. Cyprus can offer you both unspoiled natural beauty and atmospheric streets, so you can have a holiday that’s as laid-back or lively as you wish.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 23°C

Top Attractions: Tombs of the kings, Nissi beach, Coral bay.

9- Laos

Laos

Laos serves up spiritual and cultural vibes to visitors that wish to explore this corner of Southeast Asia. You’ll discover intricate ancient temples, cascading waterfalls, verdant jungles brimming with Gibbons and plenty of adventure sports – from kayaking to white-water rafting, zip line experiences and more.

If you like to shop, there’s plenty of market stalls oozing spilling with handmade arts and crafts for those all-important keepsakes.

Best time to visit: December – March

Average Temperature: 27°C – 29°C

Top Attractions: Phousi hill, Kuang Si waterfall, Wat Xiengthong.

10- Morocco

Morocco

You are going to the right place if cultural beauty, bustling street markets, opulent buildings and intricately handcrafted ceramics is what you’re after. Morocco has a mild temperature in the winter months making it a perfect sunshine destination to beat the chills. There’s plenty for you to see within its cobbled streets, from colourful belly dancers and snake charmers to intimate shops selling unique souvenirs. One of the best destinations to put on your bucket list.

Best time to visit: November – March

Average Temperature: 20°C

Top Attractions: Bahia palace, Ouzoud falls, Koutoubia.

11- Egypt

Egypt

The winter months in Egypt are certainly toastier than in the UK, with average highs of 19°C in Cairo and 22°C in a popular tourist resort, Sharm El Sheikh. Prepare to be enchanted by your visits to Cairo, Giza, Sphinx, Luxor, Aswan and more amazing places the country holds. You’ll notice ancient buildings, monuments and pastimes in abundance when you visit this interesting destination, with ornate carvings, statues and sculptures around every corner. Prefer a little R&R while you’re away? The luxury hotel resorts lining the Red Sea are sure to satisfy sun-seekers…

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 19°C – 22°C

Top Attractions: Great Sphinx of Giza, Karnak, The Egyptian museum.

12. Vietnam

waterfall in Vietnam

Vietnam experiences warm weather in January, with average temperatures of 26°C in the south, 23°C in the central regions and a cooler (and more comfortable) 18°C in the north. Discover the vibrant cities including Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chin Minh City, with their rich history and bustling atmosphere – or, go more rural and visit Halong Bay with its turquoise waters or verdant Cat Ba Island and you’ll feel a million miles from home.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 25°C

Top Attractions: Chu chi tunnel, Temple of literature, Ha Long bay.

13- Mexico

Mexico Beach

The perfect destination for exploring white-sand beaches, ancient Mayan architecture and an underwater world of exotic marine life – Mexico holidays are a fantastic option if you want an all-round sunshine escape in January. This sunny winter holiday destination is well-suited to those who enjoy being close to nature, love to adventure and lap up their fair share of buzzing nightlife and tasty food. Whether it’s cenote swimming, scuba diving, or simply lounging on Cancun beach that you’re looking forward to most, your Mexico holiday won’t disappoint.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 25°C – 27°C

Top Attractions: Tulum, Xcaret park, Pyramid of the sun.

14- Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar is generally a humid destination, but during the winter months, the climate becomes dry and a little cooler, making it a perfect stop for you. Typically there are fewer visitors around this time, so you won’t be overwhelmed by large crowds. You can admire the spectacular ancient sights, temples and amazing natural wonders at your leisure – ahh bliss.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 21°C – 24°C

Top Attractions: Inle Lake, Sule Pagoda, Ananda temple.

15- Oman

Oman

Oman’s diverse landscapes can be best experienced when the summer desert heat gets over-shadowed by pleasant winter temperatures. A scintillating sea breeze is going to embrace you when you’re exploring what this Middle Eastern gem has to offer, from its valleys and ravines to swaying palm trees and clear waters…

Best time to visit: October – April

Average Temperature: 26°C

Top Attractions: Jebel Shams, Wadi Ash Shab, Nizwa fort

So, there we have it, our list of the best places to visit in winter around the world. Call our experts at Crystal Travel and let us help you plan your trip this upcoming January 2021, for less.

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10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in January around the World

There’s no better time than January to beat the winter chills and start the New Year with a bang, in some of the worlds far-flung destinations. Why wait any longer for blue skies, sandy beaches and pockets full of sunshine? Dive into our list of the most beautiful places to visit in January around the world.

1- Norway

If you don’t mind the cold, why not wrap up and experience a proper winter wonderland in Norway. January is the coldest month in Norway, which is one of the obvious reasons why it attracts fewer tourists, allowing you to explore the place at your own pace (and with plenty of space). Indulge in exciting snow sports or get lost in the dreamy landscape with frosty nights and lazy sunrises.

Top Attractions: Pulpit rock, seven sisters waterfall, Kjosfossen falls, Fonna glacier.

Average Temperature: High -1.8°C (28.8°F)

2- Bali

One of the best places to travel in January if you’re a sun-seeker, is Bali. This exotic Indonesian Island destination boasts fantastic sunshine ideal to warm things up when the winter chills hit the UK. It’s worth bringing your umbrella though since January is the wettest month with unpredictable rain spells – often a welcome cool-down from the heat!

Top Attractions: Mount Batur, Sacred monkey forest sanctuary, Bingin beach, Sanur.

Average Temperature: 26°C (78°F).

3- New Zealand

New Zealand

You can’t visit this amazing destination without soaking up an aerial view of the glaciers – a stunning experience. January is the warmest month in New Zealand with average temperatures of 24°C in the north and 19°C in the south, making it one of the most popular times for visitors to explore this island country.

The place is divided into North and South Island and it all depends on your curiosity where you land, as both the areas have attractive exploration options. From rooftop bars, beaches, erupting geysers and more, New Zealand makes for the perfect place to visit in January.

Top Attractions: Lake Tekapo, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Fox glacier, Abel Tasman National park.

Average Temperature: 25°C (77°F)

4- South Africa

South Africa

South Africa blooms the best in January, boasting a mix of moderate temperatures and no rainfall. It’s a great stop to explore everything this beautiful destination has to offer, from exotic wildlife to quirky party locations and dozens of natural attractions. Wander comfortably in the South African sun with a glass of wine in hand, touring the country’s renowned vineyards.

Top Attractions: Maclear’s Beacon, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, Robben Island.

Average Temperature: 18°C (64.4°F)

5- Dubai

DUBAI

This man-made wonder nestled in the heart of a golden desert attracts tourists from all over the world. Dubai is renowned for its sheer luxury, world-class experiences, grandeur and record-breaking architecture – with exciting attractions sure to make for a memorable trip. The temperature in January is a comfortable 24°C, making it the perfect option if you’re seeking a splash of winter sun. Explore the bustling city or spend time relaxing on Jumeirah beach – Dubai can be as lively or laid-back as you wish.

Top Attractions: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Beach.

Average Temperature: 24°C (75.2°F)

6- Maldives

Maldives

No list is complete without a mention of the Maldives. Crowned as one of the best January holiday destinations, these paradise islands are a haven for those who want to lap up the luxury in style, with fun-loving watersports, rejuvenating spa treatments, first-class restaurants and state-of-the-art water villas to match. What better way to unwind after the festivities?

Top Attractions: Ari Atoll, Hukuru Miskiy, Fuvahmulah, Kuda Rah.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F)

7- Vietnam

Vietnam

Dry and sunny weather awaits you in Vietnam, a country that has natural beauty in abundance. There’s so much to discover here, from the world’s largest caves to beautiful Halong Bay, or take a hike up Cat Ba Island. Catch the enchanting Lantern Festival in Hoi An for the perfect way to see in the New Year. The early months serve up an eclectic blend of lively and serenity in Vietnam, making it one of the best holiday destinations in January.

Top Attractions: Cu Chi tunnel, Temple of Literature, The marble mountains, Ben Thanh market.

Average Temperature: 24°C (75.2°F)

8- Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March, perfect if you wish to escape the winter chills. Mix beautiful mountain backdrops and natural attractions with fast-paced urban life, and you’ve got the perfect balance for your Sri Lanka holidays. The landscapes, greenery, tea plantations, blue skies, Buddhist temples and golden beaches will make you fall in love with this corner of South Asia.

Top Attractions: Sigiriya Fortress, Adam’s Peak, Galle Dutch Fort, Elephant orphanage.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F)

9- Australia

Australia

Where better to find the sunshine than by travelling halfway across the world? If you want to see in the New Year before everybody on the planet, then Australia is the place to do it. With an average and super toasty temperature of 28°C, it’s no wonder it’s classed as one of the top January holiday destinations. Celebrate In style and watch the epic fireworks display in Sydney and Melbourne.

Top Attractions: Honeymoon Bay, Cumberland River, Cedar Creek, Coorong Beach.

Average Temperature: 28°C (82 °F)

10- Thailand

Thailand

Thailand is known to show it all in only one trip, right from amazing cities to rainforests, the place has it all and in full glory. The days in Thailand in January are sunny and dry, making it one of the best places to go in January. Drive the Great Ocean Road, have a BBQ on the beach or wander Darling Harbour.

Top Attractions: The Grand Palace, Railay Beach, Khaosan Road, Ko Samet.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6 °F)

So there you have it, our compilation of some of the best places to visit in January – just in time for2021! Did you found your dream winter escape? Call us now to book a tailor-made holiday this January, for less.

Christmas Celebration

How is the festive period likely to be different this year?

Christmas is upon us and amidst the pandemic, the festive season is going to look a little different this year. Families are encouraged to celebrate within their households in their local area only, to ensure the safety of loved ones and others you may come in contact with throughout this period.

Celebrating Christmas at Home
Celebrating Christmas at Home

1- Christmas Bubbles

It is possible to celebrate Christmas this year by forming Christmas Bubbles. However, with the new lockdown rules implemented as of midnight on Saturday 19th December, these bubbles are only acceptable in certain tiers.

  • Tier 4 is prohibited to form bubbles or mix with other households
  • Tier 3 can form a bubble of three households on Christmas Day only.
  • The members of these bubbles can mix and enjoy in each other’s houses, a place of worship or in an outdoor public space or garden. Also, the bubble member’s list should be fixed as no swapping is allowed.
  • If you have children returning from university, they are automatically considered as a part of your household.
  • Other children who are not at university but are spread across the nation cannot form a bubble with their parents and must stick to their local areas.

2- Online celebrations

Online weddings, meetings and family reunions played a major part of 2020 with regards to both business and personal gatherings (hands up if you did one too many zoom quizzes?). Since there are restrictions on throwing a big party this year, zoom parties will most likely be the way forward – so be sure to have that WiFi working!

3- Communal gatherings

Currently, places of worship including churches will remain open even in the Tier 4 areas. This relaxation may however be reviewed for safety reasons, so it’s advised that, if you can, to attend church services online.

4- Online Christmas shopping

All major retail stores are likely to remain closed, so online shopping for gifts and essentials is probable. With this comes the possibility of popular items (Your Christmas Turkey) out of stock, so be sure to get online and buy as soon as possible with social distanced delivery.

Here’s to wishing you all a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

20 Best Places to Visit in Europe for Summer 2020

Full of vibrant cities with great history, culture and beauty, Europe makes for a perfect summer destination. You will find stunning beaches, amazing landscapes and charming urban scenery here. It has so much to offer for a fantastic vacation. What’s more, is that Europe is easy to get around which is why European adventure is still a classic for summer travel. With so many good spots and so much to see, it can be hard to decide where to go in Europe. So we decided to make things easy for you. Here is the list of the top 20 places to go on holiday in summer in Europe that you must visit in the year 2020.

1. Crete, Greece

Crete, Greece
Crete, Greece

Crete is not only the largest island in Greece but also one of the cheapest places to visit in the summer in Europe for your vacation in 2020. With splendid beaches, dreamy villages, exquisite cuisine and a hundred years of history and culture, Crete is truly a feast for senses. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, it is the birthplace of Minoans, the first advanced society on European soil who ruled some 4000 years ago. Take it all on your driving tour as you explore the longest gorge in Europe, see the cave where Zeus was born and cycle through the orchards on the Lasithi Plateau.

  • Things to do: Snorkelling, Hiking, Swimming
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 25-29°C
  • Travel Tips: Wear sunscreen

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2. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

A place where east meets west, Istanbul is Turkey’s star city and a spectacular place for your summer vacation. Its strategic location attracted many armies and the city has been ruled by several empires. One will find several historical monuments and relics reminiscing the bygones. Spend your time in Istanbul by visiting its beautiful mosques and brilliant art museum. Explore the Grand Bazaar, take a sunset cruise on the Bosphorus and enjoy the authentic Turkish cuisine in one of the restaurants – Istanbul itinerary is sorted for you. The city has something for everyone, whether you are an art lover, an architecture enthusiast or a tourist looking for an escape.

  • Things to do: Sightseeing, Sunset Cruise, Shopping
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 26-28°C
  • Travel Tips: Dress modestly while visiting a mosque

Read Also: Top 15 Tallest Hotels in the World with Jaw-Dropping Views

3. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

With Stunning architecture, dramatic history, healing thermal baths and a lively nightlife, Budapest is a cosmopolitan city that attracts all kinds of travellers. It is one of the few cities in Europe where planning a trip won’t weigh heavy on the pockets. The 19th century was the golden age during which most parts of the city that you see today was built. Budapest is a food lover’s paradise, all thanks to its reputation as the food capital. Do not forget to get a taste of Hungarian food and an excellent choice of wines on your trip to Budapest.

  • Things to do: Club-hopping, Spa
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 18-19°C
  • Travel Tips: Pack a swimsuit, sample the local wine

4. Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes, Greece

The largest of the Dodecanese Islands and historically the most important, Rhodes is one of the loveliest Summer Holiday Destinations in Europe. It remains one of the most affordable places to visit in Greece. Whatever you are looking for, Rhodes has it all – a vast ancient history, beach-side resorts, buzzing nightlife and beautiful countryside. With plenty of cafes, clubs and restaurants, Mandraki is the cosmopolitan centre where tourists can discover the cuisine and nightlife of the island. Visit the Old Town of Rhodes if you want to explore the historical side of the place.

  • Things to do: Hiking, Windsurfing
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 26-29°C
  • Travel Tips: Rent a bicycle

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5. Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

One of the world’s most romantic cities, Rome is a heady mix of ancient ruins, inspiring art and lively street life. There is so much to do in Rome and you’ll be able to explore it completely if you spend your entire summer here. Take a walk through the history of this ancient city as you explore its key roman sights such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Forum. Also, visit the Vatican City to admire the much-revered Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the summer sunshine in the many parks and gardens in the city – the landscaped grounds at Villa Borghese and the Botanical Gardens are some of the most popular gardens here.

  • Things to do: Sightseeing, Heritage Walk, Shopping
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 28-32°C
  • Travel Tips: Always carry cash, wear comfortable shoes

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6. Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy

Once a Roman city, Florence is a haven for art lovers. With its stunning architecture and narrow cobbled streets, Florence is essentially a living gallery which is packed with art and architectural masterpieces at every turn. Little has changed in this small city located on the banks of the Arno River in northeastern Tuscany. A walk through its cobbled paths is a feast to the eyes with its elegant century-old palaces, medieval chapels, marble basilicas and world-class art museums. The entire city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Do not forget to visit the city museums to admire world-famous Renaissance paintings.

  • Things to do: Sightseeing, Shop for Souvenirs
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 28-32°C
  • Travel Tips: Get a Firenze card for free admission to museums, bus ride

Read Also: Where to go for Beach Holiday in September across Europe

7. Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria

A unique blend of imperial grandeur and spectacular modern architecture, Vienna is a fantastic European destination for the summer. Alongside the plush cafes and coffee-houses lies the imperial palaces and ornate streetscape of Vienna attracting tourists from all over the globe. You will find a variety of things to do in the summers. It is the perfect time for sightseeing and outdoor activities. You may also get a chance to attend the Donauinselfest, the largest open-air music festival in Europe. Get to see some of the priceless works by Old Masters, and antique treasures by visiting its Kunsthistorisches Museum located in one of the Habsburg’s most impressive Ringstrasse palaces.

  • Things to do: Sightseeing, Hiking
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 18-19°C
  • Travel Tips: Use public transport, tip your waiter

Read Also: Where to Go on Holiday in October around the World

8. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

One of the most iconic Greek islands to visit, Santorini needs no introduction. It is instantly recognizable with its white-terraced houses and cave-like hotels overlooking the blue ocean. Probably, the most popular destination in Europe, it gets incredibly busy in summer so it is best to book your flights and hotel way ahead. With its pretty beaches, crumbly cliffs and beautiful sunsets, you will be captivated by its beauty and charisma. Do not forget to visit the coastal village of Perivolos where you will find the best stretch of sand, watersport opportunities and a host of beach bars.

  • Things to do: Water Sports, Club Hopping, Sunbathing
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 27- 29°C
  • Travel Tips: Rent a moped, Hit happy hours

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9. Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken, Switzerland
Interlaken, Switzerland

Located in the heart of the Bernese Alps and surrounded by pristine lakes, Interlaken is a paradise in Switzerland that truly captivates your senses. Also known as the adventure capital of Switzerland, it is a hotspot for adventure seekers and hikers. Offering numerous opportunities for rafting or canyoning, skydiving, or bungee jumping, it is a paradise for adrenaline junkies. Interlaken is also surrounded by prime hiking spots providing an ideal base to explore the Jungfrau region.

  • Things to do: Canyoning, White Water Rafting and Paragliding
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 22- 24°C
  • Travel Tips: Carry your hotel card for free travel on public transport

Read Also: The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

10. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is absolutely gorgeous with its pretty canals, treasure-packed museums, cute flower-shops and ultra-niche restaurants. It is a haven for art lovers as you are likely to bump into a masterpiece within every mile as one explores the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and The Museum Het Rembrandthuis located few blocks away from each other. Enjoy a cruise around the canal as you get a glimpse of all that the city offers and having a cup of coffee in the canal-side cafes. The real Amsterdam lies in the smaller neighbourhood outside the city centre.

  • Things to do: Cruise, Museum-Visit
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 19- 22°C
  • Travel Tips: Get an I Amsterdam Card, avoid visiting in weekends

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11. Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy

One of Italy’s most famous destinations and amongst the top places to go on holiday in summer in Europe, Venice is a poetry in itself with its historic buildings and gorgeous canals. It consists of a cluster of 117 small islands divided by canals and linked by bridges. Very few places have managed to stay to be such a stunning natural setting with untainted architectural heritage. With around 114 churches which are galleries in themselves and incredible museums, a visit to Venice is a dream come true for every art lover.

  • Things to do: Sightseeing, Ferry Ride,
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 26- 28°C
  • Travel Tips: Carry Mosquito Repellent

Read Also: 15 Most Amazing Secret Beaches in the World

12. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon attracts tourists with its laid-back charm. Perched atop seven hills, Lisbon looks straight out of picture postcards with its cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Although the modern sleek buildings are slowly rising the village life still holds strong. On your trip to the city, explore the Fado clubs Bairro Alto and enjoy the view from the top of Santa Justa Elevator or just soak sun as you laze around the Cascais beaches, Lisbon is full of extraordinary opportunities for fun and relaxation.

  • Things to do: Go for a walking city tour, Wine-Tasting
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 25- 28°C
  • Travel Tips: Wear comfortable shoes

Read Also: Best European Attractions Vs World top Destinations

13. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

With a vibrant cultural and design scene, and plenty of museums, galleries bars and restaurant to explore, Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and a perfect destination to visit in Europe during summer. It is a great destination for travellers who are interested in exploring the wilderness and looking for adventure tours. Go on day-trips to discover the pristine beauty of Iceland’s landscape, and after a hard day of hiking, relax in one of its many hot springs.

  • Things to do: Hiking, Explore the Countryside
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 12- 14°C
  • Travel Tips: ferry ride to Videy Island

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14. Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal

Situated on the banks of the Rio Douro, Porto is a fascinating city in Portugal that boasts a vast history, wonderful tourist attractions and a lively nightlife. It offers a rewarding experience to travellers who wish to explore its narrow streets, majestic churches and cathedrals. It is famous for the production of Port wine, which is matured and stored in the vast cellars situated along the banks of the Douro River. On your trip to Porto, admire the contemporary architecture while enjoying a fine meal and a glass of wine on a roof-top restaurant.

  • Things to do: Discover local art in the art galleries and take a stroll in Serralves Park
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 23-26°C
  • Travel Tips: Get Porto card for unlimited access to public transport

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15. Cyprus

Cyprus
Cyprus

A sun-soaked island in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus will surprise you with its compelling beauty, culture and landscape. Located towards the East of Europe, you will be mesmerized by its white sandy beaches and turquoise seas which is the calling card of Cyprus and there is a beach for everyone. Steeped in myth and ancient riches, the Island is divided into two parts, the North and the South. Discover its past and the preserved architectural legacy in its Neolithic dwellings, Bronze Age tombs, Roman mosaics, mountaintop castles and Byzantine churches as you explore the different sides of the island. Popular holiday spots include Paphos, Larnaca, Limassol and Ayia Napa.

  • Things to do: Scuba Diving, Wind-surfing, Hiking
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 23-30°C
  • Travel Tips: Most shops remain closed on Sundays

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16. Andalucia, Spain

Andalucia, Spain
Andalucia, Spain

Portrayed vividly in operas and literature, Andalucia often acts as a synonym of Spain with its scent of orange blossom, flamenco and white-washed villages. Its cobbled streets, majestic cathedrals and buzzing tapas bar offer the true essence of Spain. There is no place like Andalucia, and the fascinating architecture and breathtaking natural setting is an ode to that. Part of the charm lies in its peculiar history with cross-fertilization of two ideologies, Islam and Christianity. Several ancient mosques transformed into churches and one would witness vast palaces replete with stucco work with hammams and teahouses evoking the Moorish lifestyle. Andalucia is a great place to explore capable of inspiring and overwhelming its visitors.

  • Things to do: Visit the Nerja Caves, Sightseeing
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 25-28°C
  • Travel Tips: Use public transport, most shops remain closed on Mondays

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17. Albanian Coast, Albania

Albanian Coast, Albania
Albanian Coast, Albania

A lesser-known tourist destination in Europe, Albanian Coast was a revelation a decade ago that was waiting to be explored. Backpackers discovered this last piece of virgin Mediterranean island and flocked there to set up their campsites. You’ll find here fewer crowds and some of the prettiest beaches with crystal clear turquoise water. Ksamil, Borsh, Jala and Dhermi are some of the best spots on the Coast. It is also one of the cheapest countries to explore in Europe especially when it comes to transit and food costs.

  • Things to do: Hiking, Cable car to enjoy the view of Tirana
  • Average temperatures (June-August): Approx 22-25°C
  • Travel Tips: Carry hand gel and toilet paper while travelling around

18. Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia, Italy
Sardinia, Italy

An island off the west coast of mainland Italy, Sardinia is an independent region of the country. It has some of the dreamiest beaches and numerous cultural spots like historic structures, parks and churches. You will not only be mesmerized by its beauty but also the rich heritage and culture it showcases. Porto Giunco, Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia Tuerredda are the top beaches of Sardinia that you must visit on your trip to Sardinia. Spend your holiday relaxing on the scenic beaches and exploring the archaeological sites located within the island that predate Rome by thousands of years.

  • Things to do: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Average temperatures (June-August):  21-25°C
  • Travel tips: Use public transport

19. Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza needs no introduction. It is the party getaway that is perfect for relaxing and having a great time. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza has some of the best nightclubs in the world and a favourite destination amongst celebrities. With a great music and clubbing scene, the bars and clubs of Ibiza have become legendary. When not partying, one can enjoy the stunning beaches, explore the pristine landscapes or visit the historic town. Follow your wild party nights with therapeutic and relaxing days spent on the jaw-dropping beaches. Step off the beaten track and explore the UNESCO World Heritage town of Dalt Vila to get a glimpse of the island’s rich history and heritage.

  • Things to do: Club-Hopping, Watersports, Shopping
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 22-26°C
  • Travel Tips: Carry cash

20. Algarve, Portugal

Algarve, Portugal
Algarve, Portugal

Located in the south of Portugal, Algarve is one of the sunniest places in Europe making it the perfect destination for your summer vacation. With elevated cliffs and golden beaches, it attracts over 4 million visitors every year. It is a paradise for surfers and one of the best-golfing destinations in the world. Step off the beaten track as you go up the hilly hinterland to explore the historic castle-towns and the rolling countryside with its citrus orchards and white-washed villages. Spend some time while having fun in the water-parks and relaxing beside the pool.

  • Things to do: Beach Hopping, Golf
  • Average Temperature (June to August): 22-24°C
  • Travel Tips: Take public transport, Eat at local restaurants

Experience Top 15 Things to Do in Australia for Memorable Holiday

What best can you imagine on your holiday? Heavenly relaxation, scenic landscape, mesmeric weather, luxurious hotels and resorts, beaches, shopping and more. You’ll always find more to Australia than you expect. Discover this beautiful country – and you’ll agree that there’s nothing like Australia. Its major cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide have a bravura appearance on the globe. Here we’ve come up with a list of the top 15 Things to Do in Australia. Find amazing recreational opportunities, places to visit and more.

Every time you visit Australia, you’ll be caught by its spectacular beauty. From the world-class Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef, this county allows visitors to relish their holidays of dreams. Along with the world’s most beautiful coasts, there are so many things to explore. Multicultural cities, vast interior deserts, iconic islands and ultimate adventure spots allure visitors. Whenever you got the inspiration for a beguiling getaway. Pack your bag for an unforgettable journey and enjoy the staggering contrasts of Australia.

1. Relax at Whitehaven Beach of Whitsunday Islands

Relax at Whitehaven Beach of Whitsunday Islands
Relax at Whitehaven Beach of Whitsunday Islands

Explore the beautiful collection of continental islands named as Whitsunday Islands in Australia. Located near the coast of Central Queensland, the island is characterized by the blessings of nature. White sand beaches, dense rainforest, and hiking trails will make your holiday in Australia more thrilling. It nurtures and exhibits an expanse of marine life with coral teeming. Made of 74 tropical islands, this archipelago holds clear waters from the Great Barrier Reef. Come and swim with multi-coloured fish and sea turtles. Sail into the world’s most beautiful waters. Have a sunbath on the white-sand beaches of the tropical Whitsunday Islands.

2. Witness Three Sisters and Scenic Skyway at the Blue Mountains

Witness Three Sisters and Scenic Skyway at Blue Mountains
Witness Three Sisters and Scenic Skyway at the Blue Mountains

A rugged region located in the west of Sydney. The Blue Mountains offer stunning natural attractions and dramatic mountain views. Drive 90 minutes west from Sydney and witness the mesmeric lookout point from an iconic trio of rocks ‘Three Sisters’. Visit the Scenic World and enjoy dramatic mountain views while riding a glass cable car. You can relish a tremendous excursion at Echo Point Plaza and walking paths to waterfalls, cliffs among others.

3. Attend a performance at Opera House in Sydney

Attend performance at Opera House in Sydney
Attend a performance at Opera House in Sydney

Australia’s largest city – Sydney welcomes visitors across the globe for attending performances of world-famous artists at the iconic Opera House. Serving mesmeric waterside life, versatile city life and ardent nightlife. Take selfies at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Witness captivating sceneries around this massive steel arched bridge. Travellers can adore numerous celebration spaces and leisure complexes. At last, surf in crystal clear waters at long stretched white sand Bondi Beach and taste delicious cuisine at Hall Street cafes.

4. Visit Surfer’s Paradise at Gold Coast

Visit Surfer’s Paradise at Gold Coast
Visit Surfer’s Paradise at Gold Coast

Having long sandy beaches and surfing spots – Gold Coast is simply a surfer’s paradise in Australia. Located on Australia’s east coast near South Brisbane, it serves abundant space for a perfect holiday. including canals, waterways, beaches for water activities to its guests. Visit capacious amusement parks based on the aquatic theme, animal parks, family picnic space, wildlife centre and others. Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sky-Point Observation Deck are some major tourist attractions.

5. Find Rare Wildlife at Kangaroo Island

Find Rare Wildlife at Kangaroo Island
Find Rare Wildlife at Kangaroo Island

Home to instinctive nature and wildlife, Kangaroo Island resides in rare species of diverse birds and animals. Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking and family picnic spaces. Get guided tours to protected sea lion area and limestone caves. It’s your call that you love taking a ride on a cruise or playing with Kangaroos. Flinders Chase National Park, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Kelly Hill Caves are must-visit places at Kangaroo Island.

6. Taste Australia’s Finest Wine and Dining at Barossa Valley

Taste Australia’s Finest Wine and Dining at Barossa Valley
Taste Australia’s Finest Wine and Dining at Barossa Valley

Australia’s prominent wine-producing arena. Barossa Valley includes high-profile wineries offering some finest quality wine in the nation. Do taste ‘Shiraz Grapes’, it’s the local specialty. Explore the motoring history of Australia in the National Motor Museum. Take toy factory tours at Big Rocking Horse showcasing a giant wooden horse. Visit stone cottages and Lutheran churches that remind German settlers of the 19th-century. Some major notable places nearby Barossa Valley are Seppeltsfield, Hentley Farm, Peter Lehmann Wines and others.

7. Explore Green City Melbourne

Explore Green City Melbourne
Explore Green City Melbourne

Do you want to know why Melbourne is called a green city? Almost one-third of the city occupied with greeneries including botanic parks, gardens and open spaces. Take easy flight tickets to Melbourne and witness the green heaven on the earth. Relish its cultural values that keep the city a popular stop for foreigners. Shop at historic Queen Victoria Market and taste fine wine at Yarra Valley. Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria and Melbourne Gardens are places not to be missed. Explore a mix of exotic and native plants walking across Riverside. Experience distinct European feel at the central public space of Federation Square.

8. Relax at Cable Beach

Relax at Cable Beach
Relax at Cable Beach

Have you ever witnessed luxury at par? Experience it on white-sand shoreline Cable Beach. Stunning turquoise water, waterfront upscale resorts, golf course, casino and several other options add superfluity to your holidays. Nearby to do highlights include Broome Crocodile Park and Historical Museum. Spend some time at Japanese Cemetery and Gantheaume Point. Do have Sundowner Camel Tours and shopping at Gantheaume Point Road.

9. Cradle Mountain and City of Hobart – Tasmania

Cradle Mountain and City of Hobart - Tasmania
Cradle Mountain and City of Hobart – Tasmania

If you love hiking and climbing, Visit Cradle Mountain and get through mesmeric natural views of lakes, valleys and parks. Go close to nature at mountainous coastal Freycinet National Park. You can explore Mount Wellington for scenic rugged views at elevated peak and subterranean art museum – Mona. Your trip to Tasmania will not be completed without stopping at the scenic Bay of Fires, its orange rocks and soothing beach.

10. Visit Fossil and Painted Cliffs at Maria Island

Visit Fossil and Painted Cliffs at Maria Island
Visit Fossil and Painted Cliffs at Maria Island

Situated at the East Coast of Tasmania, Maria Island is full of recreational opportunities. The major highlights of the island include Painted Cliffs, Bishop and Clerk, Fossil Cliffs Circuit and Haunted Bay. Offering a scenic cruise ride, this island has amazing natural cliffs and rocks. You can rent a bike or guided tour to spot some wombats and bush kangaroos. Free camping and other recreation opportunities are available at Bay of Fires.

11. Enter the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

Enter the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef from Cairns
Enter the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

Entrance to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia – Cairns has indigenous music and dance that allure visitors to this beautiful city. The calmness of beaches, mountainous rainforest, deep valleys and wildlife cater to extreme joy. It’s magical surroundings take Cairns among one of the finest tourist destinations. Its romantic atmosphere and snoozing waters from mesmerising seashores are enough to heal your body and soul. You can enjoy bungee jumping, rafting, fishing and other water activities. Explore seaside restaurants, resorts and spas. Along with world-famous markets and old shophouses, the city offers luxury bars and vibrant nightlife.  Get your flights to Cairns and relish your dreamy holiday in Australia.

12. Dance in Rains at Kakadu National Park

Dance in Rains at Kakadu National Park
Dance in Rains at Kakadu National Park

Nestled with coastal rivers, plains and marshes, Kakadu is a biodiverse national park shower its charm in monsoon. Nearby Jim-Jim Falls welcomes guests to a scenic waterfall, camping, and hiking. Yellow Water Park exhibits saltwater crocodiles. Explore Twin Falls famed for green park and hiking. Some major places to visit near Kakadu National Park are Bowali Visitor Centre, Warradjan Cultural Centre and others.

13. Play with Panda at Adelaide Zoo

Play with Panda at Adelaide Zoo
Play with Panda at Adelaide Zoo

Watch and play with Panda and other familiar animals. Adelaide Zoo is a botanic garden nurturing and exhibiting rare species of animals. Explore rich culture, delicious flavours and amazing events in Adelaide. Comprising some bustling tourist destinations, the city caters to Australia’s natural heritage. world-class shopping complexes, scenic vistas and various recreational opportunities. Some major highlights of the city are Central Market, Cleland Conservation Park, and the South Australian Museum.

14. Experience Surfing and Camping at Cloudy Bay – Bruny Island

Experience Surfing and Camping at Cloudy Bay - Bruny Island
Experience Surfing and Camping at Cloudy Bay – Bruny Island

How does it feel when you enjoy the combo of adventure and relaxation? Come to Bruny Island and visit Cloudy Bay – it’s a paradise offering an ultimate combo of adventure and serenity. You can enjoy surfing, camping, and other water sports or else have a sunbath while relaxing on the white sand beach. Major tourist attractions nearby are Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours including sweeping vistas. This place has always a lot more to serve you with scenic outposts and amazing landscapes. Enjoy sweeping water views at the Neck Lookout and explore South Bruny National Park.

15. Recreate History at Perth
Recreate history at Perth
Recreate history at Perth

Perth – Western Australia’s capital is literally amazing. The city showers a great concoction of historical and contemporary places to visit. On one hand, Kings Park beautifully exhibits memorials in an expansive public parkland. Other hand Fremantle Prison reveals historic prison life in a former jail. Perth enjoys adorable weather in July-September. It welcomes thousands of tourists during this period. Catch flights to Perth and enjoy your dreamy trip. Reaching Perth, you can walk through mesmeric botanic gardens and iconic attractions. Witness rare species of plants and animals at wildlife reserves. Some other must-visit places in the city are Swan Valley – famed for breweries, wineries, and gourmets. You can witness dramatic views at the Bell Tower and slide a bit closer to wildlife at the historic Perth Zoo.

Australia’s mystical beauty and its additional creations leave you completely spellbound. You’ll definitely collect beautiful images while spending a holiday in picturesque surroundings. Feel free to share your ideas and feedback. You can suggest us other beautiful places you want us to write on.

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Go Where is Hot in February to Escape the Wintry Blues

Christmas and New Year are over for another year but the million dollars burning question stands tall: where to go on holiday in February to get some warmth from the wintry blues? Well, that’s one of the thoughts you might be struggling with when the British winter never seems to go away. The fireplace and the warm mulled wine isn’t doing much good and ‘fly away’ is the word – to a place where it’s sunny with warm beach waters, tropical ambience, exotic food, music and heart-melting smiles. So, is it the Maldives, the Caribbean or Thailand? Here are some of our adorable winter-sun getaway cities and islands that make up for hot holidays in February.

List of Top Places where is Hot in February:

1. BALI

Bali
Bali

The first name that triggers every traveller’s mind – Bali is ‘touching heaven on earth’. Filled to the brim with satisfying retreats, warm spa therapies, lush forests, endless access to world-class beaches and hot piping cuisine, Bali has a charm of its own that everyone flocks to experience. With your Bermudas, flip-flops, shades and sunscreens you can have the entire paradise to yourself. Apart from the sound of the splashing waves and sizzling BBQ, experience a new kind of cave parties, full-moon gaiety, glamping, jungle treks and hot springs. Whether you escape to Ubud hills or surround yourself with serenity – that’s classic Bali for you.

Best time to go: November to April

Weather Pattern: The weather in Bali fluctuates at 26°C (79°F), while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high comes in at 30°C (86°F).

Things to do: Get a spa treatment, explore the hills of Ubud, go hiking up the Bali hills, explore beaches like Seminyak beach, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Kuta beach.

2. THE MALDIVES

Maldives
Maldives

Sitting majestically in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an open playground in the lap of the Indian Ocean and…there is no bad time to go to the Maldives. Just 15 hours from London, the small cosy little islands and dreamy resorts offer a perfect castaway from those chilly winters. It is one of the best places to travel in February. Even if you think you’ll get bored in the Maldives, you will end up loving it. The islands and the environment are quite family-friendly and hard to resist. Whether you choose a beach villa, water bungalows, underwater hotel or a chic resort, you do not have to worry about hospitality and activities.

Best time to visit: December to April

Weather Pattern: The average daytime temperature for the Maldives in February is 28°C, with only very slight dips at night time.

Things to do: Go for whale shark sightseeing, day-time adventure at Guraidhoo islands, surfing and boat tours in the southern atolls, windsurfing in Cokes Surf Camp, explore Sandbank and enjoy snorkelling.

3. MAURITIUS

MAURITIUS
MAURITIUS

Maldives‘ neighbour Mauritius is a stunner and it alone has the power, charm and freshness to warm your heart, mind and soul. This isolated natural beauty is mostly explored by honeymoon holidaymakers, celebrities and families. The beaches are spotless tropical delights and you can easily hire a car and hike up towards the verdant forests and explore primitive fishing villages. Adventure lovers can take a boat out and explore underwater life and admire the species below. The speckled islands offer some of the world’s finest resorts, wooden water villas, stylish boutiques and secluded water-homes. However, Mauritius is much more than sipping coconut cocktails and beach activities. With so much in these islands, it is one of the popular hot places to go in February.

Best time to visit: May-December

Weather Pattern: The warm period in Mauritius normally lasts from December 5th until April 9th, with typical high temperatures daily attaining as high as 29°C in February – not bad for ocean activities and leisure under the sun.

Things to do: Enjoy day tours with Dolphins in Medine, kite surfing at Belle Mare, big game Fishing Tours, explore the sea with 35-metre Submarine Tour, go for Tandem Skydive in Mauritius, quad biking in la Vallee Des Couleurs.

4. DUBAI

Dubai
Dubai

What can be more inspiring than an escape to one of the desert gems in the Middle East and no one does it better than Dubai itself. A year-round destination for everyone, the City of Gold offers the perfect sunshine if you’ve been facing chattering teeth and shivering winters. Being a short hop away, you are not far from spotless beaches, excellent services and a futuristic city to yourself. Hey, who said Dubai is all about glass and flamboyance. The Old Souk, the tranquil Dubai creek, dining in the air and shopping are the elements that will keep you on your toes along with several other warm vacation spots in February. If you wish to see the city best dressed, November is the best time to explore Dubai on a 10-hour flight journey from London. The climate is not very humid and touring the city gets more enjoyable.

Best time to visit: November to March

Weather Pattern: Dubai has a scorching desert climate, with an average temperature of 20°C, the month of February is categorised by progressively steady temperatures, where it is very possible to tour the city easily.

Things to do: Dubai Desert safari, Dhow dinner cruise, Dubai city sightseeing, Burj Khalifa tour, explore Atlantis Aquaventure, overnight Desert Safari, trip to IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ski Dubai in Emirates Mall, Gold Souk tours, visit Dubai Aquarium.

5. THAILAND

Thailand
Thailand

If you are looking for alternative hot holiday destinations in February, Thailand tops the list. With school half-term holidays falling in the middle of the month, parents have the opportunity to whisk their children to a destination where the sun shines in earnest and Thailand tops the list for many British and European visitors. The countries top places – Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Pattaya sizzle with a mix of captivating white-sand beaches, exotic islands with stylish beach shacks and oceanic tours under the brilliant sun. There are scores to select from and each offers a celestial experience. Right from first-class spas of Koh Samui to barefoot activities in Koh Lipe and luxury beach stays at Koh Lanta, you can easily get a slice of warm haven with affordable rates.

The best time to visit: November to March

Weather Pattern: Average temperature is 28°C between the average high/lows of 33°C and 23°C. The hot period only has a normal temperature of 1°C advanced than February.

Things to do: Take a Ferry Ride to James Bond Island, visit Safari World Zoo, enjoy Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, visit The Tiger Kingdom, get a Thai Massage in Phuket, enjoy a Bangkok River Cruise, explore Bangkok Floating Markets, go Boating in River Kwai, discover Wat Arun in Bangkok

6. THE CARIBBEAN

CARIBBEAN
CARIBBEAN

February and the Caribbean have a fantastic bonding with endless warm holiday destinations to visit in February. With scanty crowd and temperatures in the 20s, you can anticipate a wonderful holiday unlike any. Head to Cancun towards Maya Riviera where you can enjoy basking on one of the beaches and spend your time exploring the intriguing Mayan monuments. Consider the Jamaican city of Montego Bay and cherish a stroll with your partner. Watch your family get tanned and you can try it too! Alternatively, other scintillating destinations include Cuba, Barbados and Antigua that offer ecstatic moments with jaw-dropping scenery and endless things to see, do and experience.

Best time to visit:  November to April

Weather Pattern: At all the Caribbean’s cities and beaches, February is enjoyable. At Havana, Cuba, Nassau, Bahamas, the temperature stays cooler than other places. The ocean averages 79 degrees Fahrenheit around most islands in February – perfect tropical climate.

Things to do: go scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands, enjoy forest trekking in Guadeloupe, explore the ruins at St. Lucia, explore the town of Curacao, admire the cathedrals of U.S. Virgin Islands, discover the ancient city of Puerto Rico, taste Cuban cigars at Havana.

7. CANARY ISLANDS

CANARY ISLANDS
CANARY ISLANDS

Settled in the Atlantic, 300 miles towards the African shoreline, experience something different in the wonders of the Canary Islands. Thanks to the enchanting panorama, spectacular landscapes, pristine beaches and bewitching resorts, with a 4-5 hour flight from the UK you can be exposed to this heavenly sanctuary. With endless hours of sunshine, volcanoes, UNESCO designated islands, this paradise is perfect for hikers, nature lovers and adventure buffs. No wonder, the Canary Islands are adored by British holidaymakers and never fail to create fabulous opportunities for a reminiscing getaway under the comforting sun rays.

Best time to visit: March to May & September to November

Weather Pattern: Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the warmest islands with temperatures in the low 70s. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura can be particularly cooler – the mid-60s with strong winds.

Things to do: Relax in the sun in Fuerteventura, explore Siam Park in Tenerife, walk on the dunes in Gran Canaria, visit Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Garajonay National Park, and explore Teide National Park.

8. FLORIDA

FLORIDA
FLORIDA

Several people from all over the world rush to Florida for all the good reasons. It is one of the top hot places in February with everything you can imagine. You name it, it’s all there – amusement parks, beach resorts, lavish hotels, legendary attractions such as the Everglades and the Florida Keys, along with great weather for outdoor excursions and an electrifying crowd. The city draws its charm from pulsating American cities like Miami and the surrounding neighbours. Whether you wish to enjoy a spa day by the beach, enjoy thrilling water rides or a fast boat ride through the Everglades, Florida will leave you astonished.

Best time to visit: November to May

Weather Pattern: February in Orlando is branded by progressively growing daily high temperatures of 23°C, which is roughly 73°F, whereas the average minimum temperature descends down to 11°C, or 52°F – cool enough!

Things to do: explore Everglades National Park, take your kid to Walk Disney World, take a tour of Universal Studios, visit Kennedy Space Centre, spot rare wildlife at Busch Gardens Tampa, spend a day at the Miami Beach, stroll the Dry Tortugas National Park, witness Daytona 500.

9. CAPE VERDE

CAPE VERDE
CAPE VERDE

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 300 miles from the shores of Senegal, Cape Verde is the ultimate fantasy for everyone. Conjured up to 10 atolls floating in the ocean, they’ve made a quick name for themselves. The private islands are possibly the most dramatic anywhere on the globe – a honeymooner’s dream haven. Once you see the beaches, you’ll understand why. The most popular island is the moon-like island called Sal. It is dotted with vivid shops, traditional cafes & restaurants and plenty of beach activities. Boa Vista is another name for blissful holidays that sees an influx of abundant visitors escaping the colder regions.

Best time to visit: October to June

Weather Pattern: Cape Verde enjoys fantastic weather in February with an average temperature of around 22°C. The average temperature rises slightly toward the end of the month, ranging from 21-22°C during the first few days to 22-23°C.

Things to do: explore the beaches, take your kid to the marine World, take a tour of fishing villages, visit the Old Town, spot rare marine and bird species, and spend a day at the resort and relish hot coastal delicacies.

10. COLOMBO

COLOMBO
COLOMBO

If you fancy ancient traditions, coastal emblems, lush rice and tea plantations, golden beaches, surfing, scuba diving and primitive spirituality, Colombo in Sri Lanka is the best place to enjoy warm holidays in February. Unbelievably, there is a real buzz for Sri Lanka among British and European travellers. The temperature in the UK is seen to be hovering between 6° and -1°C. Hence, within 10 hours you can hit the coastal areas of Sri Lanka and enjoy a tropical atmosphere to the full. Fancy a warm back rub with warm coconut oil and scented herbs, you need not to go too far for it. Just look around and you can easily see therapeutic spas, massages and herbal treatments that will revive your body and senses.

Best time to visit: December to March

Weather Pattern: February is a beautiful month to visit Colombo. The average daily temperature for this month in Colombo is 27°C (81°F) which can reach highs of 31°C (88°F) or drop to 23°C (73°F).

Things to do: enjoy Blue Whale Watching Tour, go for Luxury Camp Safari, scenic tour of Colombo, excursion at Riverston Gap, elephant safari in Habarana, scuba diving, explore Galle Face Green, Tea and Herb Tour in Colombo.

Hope you’re inspired by our top picks of where is hot in February. So, what are you waiting for? Just pack and get out from the chilly weather before your feet freezes.

20 Incredible Safari Holiday Destinations in Africa

Undoubtedly, Africa is home to some of the exquisite and unique animals to be found on the planet. Due to the variety of animals, the continent is home to some of the finest wildlife safaris in the world. Millions of travellers escape to this beautiful continent to spot the surreal sight of a wide range of animals. So, here is the list of 20 incredible African Safaris spread across the colossal continent to encounter the majestic animals.

1. Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park by far is the most famed place for wildlife safari in Africa. Located in Tanzania, it is one of the oldest national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site also. Here, you can spot the famous wildlife migration once in a year. The wildebeest migration which takes place every year, over 2 million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra migrate from Serengeti to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. If you happen to visit the park during the migration period, then get ready to dazzle yourself.

Best Time to Visit: June to February
Size: 
14,763km² / 5,700mi²

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2. Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand offers an impeccable wildlife safari experience. The park is attached to the Kruger National Park and besides offering unforgettable wildlife experience, the park also has luxury lodges to stay. If you are in search of the Big Five, Sabi Sand is the place to easily spot them. Generally, on your second day of the safari, you will easily spot the Big Five.

Best Time to Visit: May to September
Size: 650km² / 251mi²

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3. Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is probably one of the most popular parks in Africa. If you are especially in search of Big Five, it is the right place to spot them. Besides this, the park also has a range of various wildlife spices such as impala, antelope, hyenas and more. The park also boasts a bewitching scenic paradise and its main habitat land consists of woodland savannah. The park’s landscape is genteelly undulating offering a spectacular safari experience.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Best time to view wildlife)
Size: 19,485km² / 7,523mi²

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4. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park consists of Kalahari Gemsbok National Park of South Africa and Gemsbok National Park of Botswana. Most of the safari activities take place on the South African side of the park, due to its excellent facilities. Though the park boosts perfect landscape for predator sightings, it is not the Big Five destination, because of the absent of buffalo and rhino. But, the open landscape and thin vegetation offer an excellent viewing of leopard, cheetah and various other smaller species such as Cape Fox and bat-eared fox. Explore this park by availing affordable flights to Cape Town.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Dry Season)
Size:
35,284km² / 13,623mi²

4. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is one of the oldest parks in Africa located in KwaZulu Natal province. The park was originally set up to give protection and save the tiny population of southern white rhino. The park again is a great place for wildlife viewing and to spot the famous Big Five. In this park, you can also spot the elusive white rhino. Due to the thick vegetation throughout the park, it is pretty difficult to spot the big cats. Other wildlife species include wild dogs, antelopes, hyena and more.

Best Time to Visit: October to April
Size: 911km² / 352mi²

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5. Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa is the third largest and probably the best place to spot the elephants. Due to the low coastal vegetation and abundant waterholes present, attracts animal congregation. These are a great place to quietly observe the social behaviour of these giant animals. The big five is also present there, but not quite often seen. The park is home to the elusive black rhino and Cape buffalo.

Best Time to Visit: May to September
Size:
1,800km² / 695mi²

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6. Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve
Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala, when compared to other parks, is a relatively small and affordable wildlife reserve located in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a fully fenced park and a great place to easily spot the Big Five animals. You can also hop into a boat cruise ride down the Bushman’s River, flowing through the park. Other animals that can be spotted here are cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, vervet monkeys and a range of antelope.

Best Time to Visit: May to September
Size:
72km² / 28mi²

7. Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls National Park
Augrabies Falls National Park

Apart, from the magnificent wildlife, Augrabies Falls National Park mostly attracts travellers because of the magnificent Augrabies waterfall located inside the park. This park does not have the presence of the Big Five, but it is the best place to spot antelope and giraffe. The park is also good for leopard encounter, but the most famous animal of the park is a reptile, known as Bordley’s flat lizard, famously known as Augrabies flat lizard. Not just this, but the park is also known for its magnificent scenery.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Perfect time for wildlife viewing)
Size:
554km² / 214mi²

8. Kwandwe Game Reserve

Kwandwe Game Reserve
Kwandwe Game Reserve

Kwandwe is majorly a private game reserve, where visitors can enjoy both wildlife and luxury accommodation and food. As the reserve is newly established, spotting wildlife quickly is rare. But, this place is great for sighting black rhino. Apart, you can also spot the Big Five, with excellent Cheetah sightings. Other wildlife species to find here are an aardvark, aardwolf and porcupine. The Great Fish River, which runs through the Game Reserve, offers spectacular scenery.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Winter Season)
Size:
220km² / 85mi²

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9. Makalali Game Reserve

Makalali Game Reserve
Makalali Game Reserve

Makalali Game Reserve is a beautiful combination of luxury and wildlife sightseeing. The park is fenced featuring two luxury lodges offering fine dining services. Makalai offers a beautiful opportunity when it comes to viewing the Big Five. Other wildlife species to spot here are zebra, giraffe, greater kudu, cheetah and wild do.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Winter Season)
Size:
260km² / 100mi²

10. Manyeleti Game Reserve

Manyeleti Game Reserve
Manyeleti Game Reserve

Situated between Kruger National Park and Timbavati Game Reserve, Manyeleti is a private game reserve. The park is a part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem offering an incredible wildlife experience. The park boasts all of the Big Five animals, along with a very high chance of finding the elusive leopard. The landscape mainly consists of a grassy landscape and woodland. The reserve is owned by the local Mnisi tribe.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Best time for wildlife encounter)
Size:
230km² / 89mi²

11. Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park
Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park located in South Africa offers a unique experience to its visitors. The park is a UNESCO world heritage site with cultural and environmental significance. Apart, from the wildlife, the scenery of the place is spectacular. Mapungubwe Hill is also the site of the ancient civilisation. The park is home to the four of Big Five with buffalo absent. Lions and leopard spotting is also quite rare. Other wildlife species that dominate the national park are white rhino, gemsbok, giraffe, elephant and wide range of antelope. Look out for cheap flights to Cape Town to explore the magnificent park.

Best Time to Visit: May to September (Winter Season)
Size:
280km² / 108mi²

12. Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve located at the Centre of Kalahari Desert is Botswana’s largest reserve. This reserve is known for its inhospitable desert, with fewer animals making it their home. While on safari, travellers can see the colossal herds of desert-adapted antelopes such as oryx, and springbok. On this safari trail, you can spot the stunning Kalahari black-maned lions and cheetah. The vast open desert landscape can sometimes be monotonous, but as afternoon paves way for the evening, the endless horizon is a treat to watch.

Best Time to Visit: November to March (Best time for wildlife viewing)
Size:
52,800km² / 20,387mi²

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14. Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater offers a scintillating experience to people, who visit there. This is the place, which boasts tremendous wildlife diversity and jaw-dropping scenery. The Ngorongoro Crater attracts travellers because of the presence of a wide range of wildlife viewing in Africa. Due to the huge number of animals and diversity, it is possible to see all the Big Five in one day. Apart, from the popular Ngorongoro Crater, Empakaai and Olmoti craters also offer a scenic treat. The forest is unique laden with beautiful and colourful forest trees.

Best Time to Visit: June to September (Best time for wildlife viewing)
Size:
8,292km² / 3,202mi²

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15. South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s premier park. The park attracts both the amateur and experienced safari rider. There is no dearth of wildlife to spot, consisting of birds and several small creatures. The park enjoys a thick density of animals, and four of Big Five could be easily seen here. The South Luangwa is a mesmerising park and is an extension of Africa’s Great Rift. Locally known as ‘The Valley’, the area is dominated by the Luangwa River. Apart, the landscape is dominated by grassland savannah, acacia shrub and miombo woodland.

Best Time to Visit: July to mid- November (Best time for wildlife viewing)
Size:
8,292km² / 3,202mi²

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16. Masai Mara National Reserve, Tanzania

Masai Mara National Reserve, Tanzania
Masai Mara National Reserve, Tanzania

One of Africa’s famous park, Masai Mara offers a spectacular wildlife viewing throughout the year. Due to plenty of vegetation, the park supports many herbivores animal population, resulting in easy predator watch. All three big cats are easily seen. The annual wildebeest migration is yet another spectacular phenomenon to encounter the sheer number of wildlife. The migration takes place between the Serengeti-Masi Mara, in which 2.5 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles join the herd in search of new grass. You can reach the Masai Mara by availing cheap flights to Dar es Salaam, as it is the nearest airport to the wildlife safari park.

Best Time to Visit: June to October (Best time for wildlife viewing)
Size:
1,510km² / 583mi²

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17. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is the best place to spot the mountain gorillas. The park is listed on the UNESCO world heritage site and is a great place to spot some beautiful wildlife. Apart, from the mountain gorillas, the park also contains nine other primate species such as chimpanzee, olive baboon, l’Hoest monkey, black-and-white colobus and many. The park also boasts an impressive population of a range of bird and butterfly. On the scenic aspect, Bwindi is a beautiful rainforest, with its landscape, which consists of ridges and valleys covered in dense, thick forest.

Best Time to Visit: June to August and December to February
Size: 321km² / 124mi²

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18. Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park in Namibia is the best place to encounter a range of wildlife species. Due to the presence of saline Etosha Pan, giving a unique feature to the park’s landscape. Four of the Big Five can be easily spotted with only buffalo absent. During the dry season, the waterholes around the pan attract numerous different animals all in search of water. This congregation of animal offers amazing animal viewing. The park derives its name for the colossal Etosha Pan — a large pan with a high concentration of salt. When filled with water the pan becomes a breeding ground for greater and lesser flamingos. Experience the best of African safari holiday by booking flights to Walvis Bay.

Best Time to Visit: June to September (Best time for wildlife viewing)
Size:
22,935km² / 8,855mi²

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19. Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is a stunning and Africa’s most popular destination. The Delta offers an unforgettable wildlife experience along with unmatched scenery. Walking safaris and mokoro (dugout canoe) are great options to enjoy the wilderness. It is a colossal delta covering a vast area with spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. The location also plays an important role when it comes to spotting the Big Five. Elephant and hippos are plenty with wild dog packs are easily seen. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest delta, offering picturesque settings.  The Delta also has numerous high-end lodges that can be reached by charter plane.

Best Time to Visit: July to October (Best time for wildlife viewing)
Size: 22,000km² / 8,494mi²

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20. Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is a colossal national park in Africa. The park offers quality wildlife viewing as it has numerous animal species. But, compare the other parks in Africa, the animals are quite shy and seldom comes in open when there is the human presence. Four of the Big Five is easily seen with an impressive population of leopard, lion and elephants. The park also has a significant population of antelopes of different species. The Kafue River along with its tributaries are dotted with riparian forest. Patched of miombo woodland intertwine with swamp area are also present inside the park. In the north, the vast Busanga Plains are also a treat to watch.

Best Time to Visit: July to October (Easy to spot animals)
Size:
22,400km² / 8,649mi²

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Christmas Destinations

Top 22 Places in the World to Welcome Christmas and New Year 2020

The week you’re waiting for a year is coming soon. If I am not wrong, you guys have already planned your Christmas and New Year merriments. Celebrating prime parties have become the best way to welcome a week-long Christmas and New Year festivities. And nothing can be better than celebrating the eve at the destinations of your dreams. It’s high time to start planning your fancied journey and making plans for celebrations if you haven’t done so.

Visualizing amazing annual celebrations thrills us to enjoy the epic fireworks, all-night party and other activities. BUT the question arises, where’s the perfect spot to witness the clock striking midnight on 31st December?

We’ve done some groundwork for those who have yet to plan their celebration. Signifying more than 22 great places where you can rush for the unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We are sure, you’d find your celebration incredible around these fantastic termini.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada:

Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

A Sin City, Las Vegas dazzles the globe on 31st December with its glamorous arena. Rushing to Vegas is not a child’s play since the city is an ultimate adult’s playground. Amazingly desired the Las Vegas Strip, it is the premier city to party. Find desert and mountains at one place and enjoy the exceptional amenities. You can lovingly call it a 24-hour city that never sleeps. It’s emerging culture, festivals and conventions plus late-night entertainment would leave you spellbound.

2. New York, USA:

New York, USA
New York, USA

Famous as the Big Apple, New York is truly a heaven for holiday lovers. It is second to none in welcoming Christmas and New Year. Comprising five boroughs, i.e. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx, the city offers a complete package of overall recreation.

3. Bangkok, Thailand:

Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

A recent survey unveiled, Thailand has become the third most popular tourist destination across the globe. The country serves millions of tourists with mesmerizing venues and of course, Bangkok is favourite to all. It is the number one city in terms of welcoming international visitors. Are you eager to know why? Catch flights to Bangkok and feel the reason.

4. Dubai, UAE:

Dubai, UAE
Dubai, UAE

One of the emirates that enjoy ambition and availability of foreign visitors throughout the year. Enjoy the best luxury holidays at picture-perfect beaches under the blue skies. Relishing your Christmas and New Year’s celebration in Dubai would amplify the golden moment of your life. You could witness the magnificent skylines while relaxing in skyscrapers. A paradise for modern and traditional shopping, world-famous desert safari and many other things. Believe us, your countdown has an end but the luxurious dose of Dubai is endless.

5. Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands

It is said about Amsterdam that whatever you’re exploring in a city during a holiday find it here. No matter when you are coming to Amsterdam, the city has always something to exhibit. Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam could be like dream come true for visitors. The warmth of exploring elegant design, art history, the canal belt, art scene, and architecture would fill you with life-long remembrances.

6. Paris, France:

Paris, France
Paris, France

The City of Love, Paris is an all-time dream honeymoon destination, catering to the romance in its every gesture. Actually, Paris enjoys several synonyms like ‘City of Light’ and others. You would be the aficionado to the city once you be there. Mesmerizing voyage to the iconic Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe and other tourist stoppers. Beginning your new year in Paris could surely bring romance to your life. Just one comment, come and fall in love with Paris.

7. Los Angeles, California:

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

A benchmark to the world for high-quality life standards. The city is the true face of what should be the living standard of an individual. Crafted beautifully for TV and Films, the city is always open for visitors. An abundance of recreational activities and a luxury lifestyle make it a fantastic destination for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Buzz. Site spotting, shopping, nightlife, the beaches and Beverly Hills catering to the thriving and lively inception of New Year.

8. Tenerife, Spain:

Tenerife, Spain
Tenerife, Spain

If you dare enough to face the adventure, come to Tenerife for Christmas and New Year celebrations. A vibrant nightlife welcomes visitors to Tenerife with unappetising dishes. Enjoy amazing Marine Life, Beaches, Diving and witness mesmeric Star Gazing, Carnival, and Los Gigantes in Tenerife, Spain.

9. Dublin, Ireland:

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

A short-haul tourist stopper from the UK, Dublin enchants visitors with regular choral performances. Enjoy the calm way to begin your New Year through library hopping, Wicklow Way, Phoenix Park, Croke Park Stadium and other spots. Enjoy sea swimming, seafood at its best in Dublin.

10. Sydney, Australia:

Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

Closely associated with many iconic attractions, Sydney has always been one of the premium choices for New Year’s Celebrations. Beautiful harbours, water bodies offer scenic views to the visitors and allow them for amazing water activities. Enjoy the best views of the midnight fireworks, music, parties, and delicious dining in Sydney.

11. Barcelona, Spain:

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

Are you fond of European charm? It’s a premium choice to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. World’s culture hub, amazing food and architectural masterpieces, Barcelona proves to be an epic destination for a perfect family holiday. Witness the famous Picasso Museum and enjoy amazing bike tours plus fantastic nightlife.

12. Hong Kong, China:

Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong, China

Stunning skyline filled with skyscrapers, Hong Kong beautifully showcases advanced and traditional practices together. What a better way to welcome the New Year than tasting vivid cuisines and exploring historical structures. Earn lifetime memories while visiting all-time favourite Disneyland accompanied by Dim Sum and Tsim Sha Tsui. Fall in love with the street food and amazing nightlife in Hong Kong.

13. Mumbai, India:

Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

A ‘jewel in India’s crown’, Mumbai is the heart of religion, custom, cuisine and business practices in India. Comprising amazing beaches and fabulous hotels, Mumbai is the home to world-famous Bollywood. It welcomes the New Year in style. You may face some crowd but certainly enjoy surfing Juhu Chowpatty, Camy Wafers, Gateway of India, Victoria Station, and Marine Drive in Mumbai.

14. Rome, Italy:

Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

Honoured as the “Eternal City” by the early Romans who believed in the sustenance of the city regardless of the upheavals in the whole world. The same is depicted in the colonial monuments and colossal relics that take you back to the era of Romanian glory. Being a wayfarer is the best way to explore the reminiscence of Rome. It is indeed the third most visited city in entire Europe. The lustrous cuisine and chirpy atmosphere give another reason to celebrate your Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Rome.

15. Málaga, Spain:

Málaga, Spain
Málaga, Spain

The city starts celebrating New Year’s party a week before Christmas. Visiting Málaga is like residing in a culturally sophisticated and innovative arena. Explore the Picasso collection at Museo Picasso and Enjoy Beach life, amusement park, marina, golf and flamenco at its best in Málaga.

16. Alicante, Spain:

Alicante, Spain
Alicante, Spain

With the large coastline and beautiful beaches, Alicante enjoys sunshine throughout the year. Comprising plenty of mesmeric destinations, it is a gateway to explore the beauty of Spain. Apart from the decent weather, the city exhibits ancient history accompanied by good food, good people. Welcoming New Year at Tabarca Island would be a great experience for visitors. Santa Bárbara Castle, Santa Cruz, Postiguet Beach, and Santa Pola have internationally appreciated holiday spots.

17. Madrid, Spain:

Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain

The name itself enough to elaborate on the modern charm that the city holds. Well known for its Christmas and New Year Celebration, the city welcomes thousands of international visitors on New Year’ Eve to its ultra-advanced hotels, resorts, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s a wonderful city comprising several historic sites and other attractions. The city beautifully allows its visitor to rediscover Madrid, no matter how many times you visit there.

18. Tokyo, Japan:

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Holding amazing fireworks as an integral part of the culture, Tokyo celebrates hundreds of dazzling shows, events and festivals across the year. And it’s Christmas and New Year’s Carnival would leave you awestruck. There is no word to define the manners and the cuisine that the Japanese cater to its guests. Witness the world’s fastest transit and explore rich cultured temples, shrines, and gardens of Tokyo. Known as the King of gadgets, the city enjoys amazing nightlife and deliberate fashion.

19. Orlando, Florida:

Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida

Fully loaded delight, Orlando stands first for its theme park across the globe. It retains its supremacy as the most desired tourist destination for New Year’s Carnival. Sunny weather, exciting sports and top-notch spas, what you else need this year. The city has always something new for its guests that allow them to be a kid again. Relish yourself with ultimate dining, untouched culture, beautiful nature, relaxation and wellness.

20. Reykjavik, Iceland:

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Numerous reasons that attract travel freaks to enjoy New Year’s Pageant in Reykjavík, Iceland. Explore imaginary landscapes and enjoy contemporary cuisines accompanied by a lively nightlife. There are endless picturesque stoppers to put you spellbound with its charm. Music festivals, lighting and fireworks are the major attractions for the visitors coming to Reykjavík on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

21. Melbourne, Australia:

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia

The world’s most vibrant city welcomes tourists with rebellious street art. Melbourne is known for its hulking beauty and seaside fun. Comprising some rarest wildlife species, it offers the cutest jungle safari to explore. The singular city in the world who facilitates you to swim with dolphins. Enjoy a picture-perfect destination and wild recreation on this New Year’s festivity.

22. Berlin, Germany:

Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Enjoy your heartbeat in Berlin this year with its king-size enthusiasm. The city has almost everything that your desire on New Year’s Bash. From the museum to the monument, lights to fireworks, music to art, tradition to glamour, you’d fall in love with Berlin once you be there. Feel the unrivalled majesty at Airport Park and the world’s most charming memorials. Stay chilled, the city has no closing times. Go beyond limits and relish the life-long memorable Christmas and New Year’s Gala.

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Top 20 Smallest Countries in the World

What if we say that there are countries in the world, which only needs a few hours or probably a half-day to criss-cross the whole landscape? Yes, we are talking about some of the smallest countries in the world. Visiting these countries might make you wonder that you’ve reached a town or a hamlet.

Some countries are so tiny that even some of the biggest metropolitan cities in the world are colossal when compared to them. There are countries in the world covering an area of less than 400 square Kilometres.

Most of these tiny countries are located in Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean islands. You only need a day or two to explore the whole country. Travelling to these countries is an amazing experience as you explore their culture and natural attractions. Many of the countries are also some of the richest in the world, perfect for an amazing holiday. Let’s go through these countries one by one to explore their beautiful landscape, people, heritage and more.

20. Luxembourg, Area — 2,586 km2

Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Many say that it takes an hour to drive across Luxembourg. It is the last remaining Grand Duchy distinguished for its Vianden and Bourscheid castles. The tiny landlocked nation is blanketed by dense Ardennes forests in the north. The Moselle river valley dominates the south-east of the country while the Mullerthal region has its rocky gorges. The border of Luxembourg and Germany is divided by three rivers: the Sauer, Our and Moselle.

19. Fiji, Area — 18,274 km2

Fiji
Fiji

Fiji located north of New Zealand in the South Pacific includes 333 tropical islands. It is one of the most remotely located countries in the world. Still, the island has managed to capture the imagination of the world and has become one of the favourite tourist destinations. Once you land on the island, get ready to enchant by the rugged landscape, palm-fringed beaches, and coral reefs with stunning lagoons. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are the two major islands boasting the majority of the population. The capital port city Suva holds a British era colonial architecture a pivotal tourist attraction.

18. Singapore, Area — 719.1 km2

Singapore
Singapore

Singapore is a tiny city-state located off southern Malaysia. The country is a global financial power featuring tropical climate and boasting multicultural society. Not just an economic powerhouse, but the destination is also cherished for its man-made tourist attractions. The country is a popular international tourist destination in the world. When in Singapore must-visit destinations are Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Apart from the iconic wonders, there are various wildlife parks and night safaris that a traveller could venture on.

17. Dominica, Area — 751 km2

Dominica
Dominica

Dominica is a tiny island nation in the Caribbean encapsulating natural hot springs, pristine lakes, waterfalls, incredible diving spots and tropical dense rainforests. But the majority of the island is volcanic in nature with incredible beaches. But, the volcanic terrain of the island has restricted tourism inflow to a large extent. Surpassing the hurdles Dominica has become a popular ecotourism destination. The volcanic nature of the island has made the destination a major attraction for scuba divers. Tourists are required to travel to other Caribbean islands to reach Dominica Island because of the unavailability of an international airport.

16. Tonga, Area — 747 km2

Tonga
Tonga

Tonga is an archipelago of 170 islands located on the South Pacific Ocean. It is also a Polynesian kingdom. Most of the islands of the country are uninhabited ornate with white powdery beaches, dense tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Tongatapu is the main island blanketed by limestone cliffs and lagoons. The island is also home to the Nuku’alofa, capital of Tonga. The capital city is mostly rural, lined with coral beach resorts, plantations and a plethora of natural wonders like Maui a monumental coral gate dated from the 1200s.

15. Andorra, Area — 467.63 km2

Andorra
Andorra

Andorra sandwiched between France and Spain is nestled in the Pyrenees mountains. Being a landlocked country in past Andorra was cut off by the world. But in recent times, the country has managed to spread its relations with other countries opening its borders to tourists from across the globe. The country is a burgeoning economy famed for its ski resorts and duty-free shopping. Its capital city Andorra la Vella is cherished for its exquisite outdoor ambience, boutiques and jewellery shops on the Meritxell Avenue.

14. Seychelles, Area — 459 km2

Seychelles
Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago nation comprising of 115 islands located on the Indian Ocean. The destination is home to incredible beaches, nature reserves and mesmerizing coral reefs. Due to its jaw-dropping landscape, the island offers world-class diving sites perfect to explore the underwater world. For adventurers, there are outstanding opportunities to test their adventure skills both in the land and sea. The capital city Victoria is a great place to saunter and know more about the people and local culture. Treat yourself with an exotic holiday as you escape to this picturesque destination.

13. Antigua and Barbuda, Area — 442 km2

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda

These two namesake islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an independent commonwealth country. Apart from the two main islands, there are several smaller islands making this tiny island nation. Nestled on the Atlantic and Caribbean, the island is cherished for its beautiful beach life, reef, rainforest and stunning beach resorts. St. John the capital city is a great destination to unwind and explore. When in the capital city visit the famous National Museum, which displays indigenous and colonial artefacts.

12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Area — 389 km2

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Located in the Caribbean, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a stunning island known for its spectacular beaches and tropical climate. Saint Vincent the largest island in the Caribbean mostly known for its submerged volcanic mountains. The island also has an active volcano, La Soufriere, which is also the highest peak.  Boasting an area of 389 km the whole island is peppered with bewitching natural extravaganza.  Kingstown is the capital city perfect to explore the culture, colonial legacy and people. The city offers a range of entertainment activities with bars, discos and clubs.

11. Grenada, Area — 344 km2

Grenada
Grenada

Grenada is a tiny island in the Caribbean. It consists of the main island and several encircling islands. Famously known as the “Spice Isle”, the pivotal island is home to several nutmeg plantations. The island boasts several natural wonders peppered with mesmerising landscapes. The capital city St. George allures travellers with its colourful homes, Georgian edifices and 18th century Fort George overlooking the narrow Carenage Harbour. Tourism is a huge contributor to the country’s economy. Ecotourism is also catching up fast alongside beach and water sports adventure.

10. Malta — Area 316 km2

Malta
Malta

Located in the Mediterranean Sea Malta is a beautiful island country. The country is actually made up of three islands: Camino, Gozo and Malta. The island of Malta is the largest of the three. A tiny country with a population of over 4,500,000 people, turning it into one of the most densely populated nations in the world. Though it may be small, still the country attracts millions of travellers every year. Tourists visit this country to explore its rich history and amazing weather. Malta is also known for spectacular beaches and electrifying nightlife.

9. Maldives — Area 300 km2

Maldives
Maldives

The Maldives is a stunning tourist destination and also the tiniest country in Asia, both in terms of area and population. An archipelago, the island has over 1,192 coral islands sprawling over 90,000 sq. km. In the past, the country was ruled by several entities such as the Portuguese, the British and the Dutch. Today, the country has made its mark in the international tourism circuit. Tourists from all over the world travel to the island to enjoy white sand beaches and azure seawater. The place is also famous for its underwater marine activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, boating and more.

8. Saint Kitts and Nevis — 261 km2

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis are two small islands in the Caribbean that were first to be colonised by the Europeans. A small country cherished for its amazing beaches, incredible landscape and diving sites. The shallow blue water allows people to dive and explore the magnificent marine life. People could also explore their cities while enjoying the salubrious weather. In the past, the country was a major sugar exporter, today these colossal sugarcane plantations have been converted into beautiful hotels and resorts.

7. Marshall Islands — Area 181 km2

Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands

Located on the Pacific Ocean, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is nestled between the Hawaii Islands and Australia. The island is a part of Micronesia, and an incredible destination to visit. The island with its jaw-dropping biodiversity is home to over 800 fish species and 160 corals. With a total area of 181 square Kilometres, the Marshall Islands is one of the smallest countries in the world. A traveller can easily explore the whole country in a day. With its tropical jungles, spectacular landscape and friendly people, the island offers a perfect escape to enjoy a tranquil holiday.

6. Liechtenstein, Area — 160 km2

Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, a beautiful and the only country to be entirely nestled in the Alps. Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein is the richest country in the world by GDP per capita. It also enjoys the lowest unemployment rate. The country does not have an airport of its own. So, if you are looking forward to visiting the country, you have to take the flight to Switzerland’s Zurich Airport and then travel 130 km to reach this beautiful country in the Alps. Another interesting fact — the country is still ruled by a prince.

5. San Marino, Area — 61 km2

San Marino
San Marino

San Marino is also known as the most serene Republic of San Marino. It is a landlocked country encircled entirely by Italy. Having a total area of 61 Square Kilometres, it is the fifth smallest country in the world. With a total population of 30,000, it is also the 3rd smallest country in Europe. The country’s tourism sector contributes immensely to the GDP of San Marino. With no airports, millions of tourists visit the country every year by taking a bus from the city of Rimini in Italy.

4. Tuvalu, Area — 26 km2

Tuvalu
Tuvalu

Tuvalu located in South Pacific Ocean is midway between Australia and Hawaii. It is a tiny island nation with 10,000 inhabitants boasting 8 km road with one hospital on the main island. Due to its remote distance, only a few tourists visit this incredible island best known for its picturesque palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Its capital Funafuti boasts Conservation Area, which is known for pristine outdoors and adventure activities such as snorkelling and diving. Furthermore, the place has an array of sea turtles and several tropical fishes to spend the day.

3. Nauru, Area — 21 km2

Nauru
Nauru

Located in north-east Australia, Nauru is a small nation in Micronesia. The country is famed for its coral reef and white powder sandy beaches lined with palm trees. In the interiors, its tropical vegetation surrounds the Buada Lagoon. Previously known as the Pleasant Island, it was famous for its phosphate resources, which has now depleted. The island’s highest point known as the Command Ridge still has a Japanese outpost from WWII. Additionally, tourists can enjoy scuba diving, fish and snorkelling.

2. Monaco, Area — 2 km2

Monaco
Monaco

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, having the largest numbers of millionaires and billionaires per capita. Nestled on the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco boasts only 2 square kilometres area. Boasting luxury goods and service industry, the country has a terrific gambling scene as well. The tiny European nation is famous amongst the rich and powerful people. The country is bordered by France on its three sides and the Mediterranean Sea. Boasting a population of 36,000, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Most people speak French. Monaco is famous for its Formula 1 race an annual event with tracks traversing the city streets.

1. Vatican City, Area — 0.44 km2

Vatican City
Vatican City

Boasting an area of 0.44 square kilometres Vatican City is the smallest nation in the world by land area. The country is completely encircled by the Italian capital city of Rome. The country also has St. Peter’s Basilica the largest church in the whole world and a must-visit. The church has some stunning artworks from the Renaissance period such as The Pieta and the Creation of Adam. Vatican City for its income source depends heavily on the tourists. Other means by which the country boosts its income source is by selling stamps mementoes, coins and medals. Donations and admission fees to the museum also contribute to the economy of Vatican City.

Top 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

As per the latest edition list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, India possesses 36 World Heritage Sites. India has now become one of the leading countries having such number of popular World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. These Heritage Sites in India showcase the prosperity of the cultural and historical value of the country to the world. Undoubtedly, these places are the public properties which comprise of immense historical potential and rich cultural diversity. The beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India are widely appreciated by the tourists across the globe.

Let’s go through the top 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Exploring these places will definitely enhance your archaeological, historical and cultural knowledge.

1. Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh

A significant remembrance of love, the Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of the best illustrations of Mughal architecture across the world is also known as the Jewel of Muslim Art. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. Situated at the bank of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh (U.P), it is the most recognised tourist destination across the globe as well as indexed among one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

How to Reach: Pack your bag, book cheap flights to India and witness the essence of love at the Taj Mahal. It is well-connected by roadways, railways, and airways from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

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2. Agra Fort

Agra Fort
Agra Fort, Agra

An important monumental Mughal architecture, the Agra Fort is located close to the Taj Mahal. Built during the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar, it displays the fusion of Indian architectural design with Persian art. Sheesh Mahal, Khas Mahal, Moti Masjid, Diwan-e-Khas, and Nagina Masjid are the significant monuments inside the Agra Fort.

How to Reach: Since the Agra Fort is close to the Taj Mahal, you can travel to Agra by roadways, railways, and airways from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. You need only to book flights to India and magnify your voyage experiences.

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3. Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves

Famous for Buddhist Monuments, Rock-cut Caves, and beautiful Paintings, Ajanta Caves are one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. Comprising the glory of the Satvahana Dynasty and the Vakataka Dynasty, the Ajanta Caves demonstrate masterpieces rock-cut caves, Buddhist monuments, sculpture, and paintings. Situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, it justifies the inception of classical Indian Art.

How to Reach: Ajanta caves are close to Aurangabad Airport, Maharashtra (100 km away). There are regular flights to Aurangabad from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus International Airport, Mumbai. Ajanta caves are well connected by roadways, railways, and airways from Mumbai.

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4. Nalanda Mahavihara

Nalanda Mahavihara
Nalanda Mahavihara

Nalanda Mahavihara is generally acknowledged as Nalanda University. It was the learning centre of Buddhists during the 3rd century BCE to the 13th century CE. Several stupas and shrines exhibit the glorious epoch of Nalanda Mahavihara. A home to Vedic knowledge for hundreds of years, it was the first residential university of the World. Located in Bihar, Nalanda reveals the evolution of Buddhism and makes the Indian Tourism Map more alluring.

How to Reach: Nalanda Mahavihara is close to Gaya International Airport, Bihar (85 km away). It is 100 km away from Patna Airport which is frequently connected with Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Easy taxis, buses, and trains are available for Nalanda Mahavihara from both Patna and Gaya.

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5. Mountain Railways of India

Mountain Railways of India
Mountain Railways of India

Journey at the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, including the Kalka-Shimla Railway and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway can be the one best experience what an individual gains during the voyage. It is a narrow (two feet) gauge railway that runs between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri. These Mountain Railways of India are one of the best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Offering beautiful scenic temptations, these Mountain Railways are the real gem of Indian heritage.

How to Reach: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to reach Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. It has frequent flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and other International Airports in India. New Jalpaiguri is well-connected from major cities of India

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6. Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa
Sanchi Stupa

Famous for Monasteries, Monolithic Pillars, and Temples, Sanchi is Stupa is located 46 km away from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Comprising the oldest stone architecture in India, Sanchi is one of the renowned Buddhist pilgrimage sites including Sanchi Stupa and other temples. Situated in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi carries the glory of great emperor Ashoka and one of the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.

How to Reach: Sanchi is 55 km away from Bhopal Airport which is connected with Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Sanchi is also connected to New Delhi via roadways and railways.

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7. Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves

Famous for rock caves and religious temples, Elephanta caves illustrate the cultural past of Indian civilization. Located on the island in the Arabian City near Mumbai, it comprises numerous archaeological designs. Portraying the glimpses of Hindu Lord Shiva, Elephanta Caves are a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. These caves are famous for carvings and rock-cut sculptures in cave temples.

How to Reach: Elephanta Caves are less than 25 km away from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus International Airport, Mumbai. If you are fond of exploring archaeological sites, book cheap flights to India and have a trip to Elephanta Caves.

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8. Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves

Well-known for Hindu Jain and Buddhist Temples, Ellora Caves are one of the most amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. Located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, it includes Rock-cut Architecture, Monasteries, Cave temples and other wonderful architecture. Depicting the prosperity of Indian history and civilization, Ellora Caves beautifully defines the acceptance of India towards various cultures and customs.

How to Reach: Ellora caves are close to Aurangabad Airport, Maharashtra (100 km away). There are regular flights to Aurangabad from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus International Airport, Mumbai. Ellora caves are well connected by both roadways and railways from Mumbai.

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9. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri

Signifying the victory Mughal Emperor Akhbar over Ranthambore and Chittor, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in the 16th century. One of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, it includes four major monuments, i.e. The Buland Darwaza, The Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal and Diwan-e-Khas. All these buildings are a great example of Mughal architecture.

How to Reach: Want to witness the spectacular archaeological constructions, book flights to India and explore the practical experience of grand UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Fatehpur Sikri is very close to Agra (35 km away), which is well connected by roadways, railways, and airways from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

10. Hampi

Hampi
Hampi

Situated in Karnataka, Hampi is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Portraying the Dravidian Architecture and Art, Hampi carries the glimpses of the ancient and flourishing history of the Vijayanagar Empire. The Virupaksha Temple, Vitthala temple complex, Achyutaraya temple, Pattabhirama temple, Lotus Mahal and other monuments are major attractions. All these monuments are called the Group of Monuments at Hampi.

How to Reach: Jindal Vijaynagar Airport, Bellary (40 km away) is the nearest airport from Hampi, which has frequent flights from Bengaluru International Airport. Jindal Vijaynagar Airport has frequent flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and other International Airports in India.

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11. Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram

Consisting the Architecture of the Pallava Dynasty, Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is actually a tourist spot and one of the prime destinations near Chennai. Having more than 40 sanctuaries, Mahabalipuram includes Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Thirukadalmallai, Sculpture Museum, Descent of the Ganges, Mahishamardini Cave and other beautiful historical architecture and caves. Mahabalipuram is one of the most visited UNESCO World Heritage sites in India.

How to Reach: Mahabalipuram is close to Chennai International Airport (55 km away). Buses and taxis are easily available from Chennai to Mahabalipuram.

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12. Khajuraho

Khajuraho
Khajuraho

One of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites in India, Khajuraho is famous for the beautiful stone carvings of erotic symbolism. Situated in the Bundelkhand province of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho includes famous Hindu and Jain temples. The city portrays the cultural heritage of India and the glory of the Chandella dynasty. There are 85 temples, including Kandariya temple, beautifully displaying Nagara style of erotic sculptures.

How to Reach: Khajuraho Airport only 5 km from away from the city and has frequent flights from Delhi, and Mumbai.

13. Sun Temple, Konark

Sun Temple, Konark
Sun Temple, Konark

Popularly known as Black Pagoda, the Sun Temple is the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. Situated in Konark, it is very close to the beautiful beach town, Puri, Odisha. The temple, one of the major Brahmin sanctuaries in India, was constructed by King Narasimhadeva-I. It possesses the shape of a huge chariot led by six horses having carved stone walls, pillars and wheels. Sun Temple portrays the Kalinga Architecture and affluent cultural heritage of India.

How to Reach: Bhuvneshwar Airport around 62 km from away from Konark Sun Temple and has frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai and other International Airports in India.

14. Red Fort

Red Fort
Red Fort

Managed by the Archaeological Survey of India, Red Fort is one the prominent historical buildings in India and a beautiful example of Red Sandstone Architecture. It is one of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and situated in the national capital of India. The fort has several internal constructions including the Diwan-i-Khas, the Diwan-i-aam, and private pavilions. Red Fort has a great impact in Mughal politics that carried forward to the Indian political system.

How to Reach: If you keen to eyewitness the transformation of Indo-Islamic architecture, book cheap flights to India and visit the Hindu, Timurid, and Persian format of architecture. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is 18 km away from Red Fort.

15. Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya
Bodh Gaya

An important religious pilgrimage for the Buddhists, one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. A city where Gautam Buddha gained enlightenment, Bodh Gaya has Mahabodhi Temple and several ancient religious stupas. The Mahabodhi Temple was built by Emperor Ashoka and deliberated as the holiest pilgrimage for Buddhists.

How to Reach: It is close to the Gaya international airport (10 km away) which has frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai and other International Airports in India.

16. Chola Temple

Chola Temple
Chola Temple

Portraying the beautiful Chola Architecture and Bronze Casting, Chola Temple was built by the Chola Dynasty. Brihadisvara Temple, Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram and other ancient architecture are the major attractions of the city. Signifying the magnificent cultural heritage of India, these temples are still enjoying the ancient festivities and rituals of thousands of years ago. Chola Temples are located in Tamil Nadu.

How to Reach: It is close to the Tiruchirappalli International Airport (55 km away) which has frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai and other International Airports in India.

17. Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary

Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary
Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary

One-Horned Rhinoceroses, Wild Water Buffalo, Tigers, Swamp Deer, Elephants, and other species can be visited in Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary. One of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary protects several endangered species. Situated on the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, the sanctuary has a rich amount of Indian faunal species, forests, and dense grasslands.

How to Reach: Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary is close to Jorhat Airport (97 km away), Tezpur Airport (100 km away) and Guwahati International Airport (217 km away). It has well connectivity with both roadways and railways.

18. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb

A famous Mughal Architecture, Humayun’s Tomb was constructed by Begum Bega (the first wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun) during 1565-1572. Comprising several smaller monuments, it has gone through many restoration works. The tombs of an Afghan noble Isa Khan Niyazi and Water Channels are the major centre of attraction.

How to Reach: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is only 16 km away from the Humayun’s Tomb and well connected with buses, taxis, and Delhi Metro.

19. Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Hill Forts of Rajasthan

The unique and famous Military Defence Architecture of Rajput, Hill Forts of Rajasthan are recently indexed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Portraying the power of the Rajputana rulers, it comprises six royal forts of Chittorgarh, Ranthambore, Kumbhalgarh, Amber, Gagron, and Jaisalmer. These forts signify the unique structures for water harvesting and storage that are even worthy today.

How to Reach: Jaipur Airport is close to the Hill Forts of Rajasthan and well connected to the major cities of India via roadways and railways.

20. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Built-in the 18th century by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar is the largest Architectural Astronomical Observatory in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is the largest stone Sundial in the world and one of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. This Astronomical Observatory includes more than 19 astronomical instruments used to calculate the equatorial system, the celestial coordinate systems, the ecliptic system, and the horizon-zenith local system.

How to Reach: Jantar Mantar is 12 km away from the Jaipur International Airport which has frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai and other International Airports in India.