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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.

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.

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.

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

Do you want to see the world beneath you and experience how does it look? Stay once at one of the tallest hotels in the world to witness the comprehensive vision of beautiful cities and gorgeous surroundings.

In general, the Middle East and Asia are the home to amazing skyscrapers having unparalleled heights piercing the clouds. We are signifying the top 15 Popular Tallest Hotels around the World. Do visit any of these if you are not acrophobic.

1. Gevora Hotel (Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower, Dubai)

GEVORA HOTEL
GEVORA HOTEL

A supertall skyscraper, the Gevora Hotel is located at Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower on 101 Sheikh Zayed Rd in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Around 357.8 metres tall, the tower is owned by Ahmed Abdulrahim Al Attar Properties. Recently constructed and accomplished the rank of the amazing tallest hotel in the world, Gevora Hotel offers the best of Middle Eastern hospitality.

Constructed: 2018

Floors: 75

Height: 357.8 Metres

Things to Do Near Gevora Hotel: Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari Combo, Dubai Morning Desert Adventure and Dubai Desert Safari. Furthermore, visit Trade Centre, Arabia Horizons Tours and world-class shopping malls nearby Gevora Hotel.

2. JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS, DUBAI
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS, DUBAI

The Second tallest hotel in the world, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is a luxury five-pearl hotel having a modern, green and hygienic design. Significantly, the tower holds a heavenly environment for couples and business travellers. It offers 8,000 square feet of space for meeting or conference, 14 dining options, and 1608 luxury rooms. Spa, indoor and outdoor pool and more other comforts likewise enhance the luxury. The traveller witnesses alluring views of the beautifully arranged surrounding and other skyscrapers of Dubai.

Constructed: 2012

Floors: 77

Height: 355 Metres

Things to Do near JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai: Visiting Safa Park, Dubai Bowling Centre, Dubai Water Canal Extension, the Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Fountain would be an amazing expedition.

3. Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FOUR SEASONS PLACE KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
FOUR SEASONS PLACE KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

A mixed residential and commercial building, the Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur comprises hotel, shopping mall and apartments. Constructed in 2018 beside the Petronas Twin Towers, the hotel will start inviting visitors by the end of 2018. The Four Seasons Place is developed by a Singaporean businessman, Ong Beng Seng in association with the Sultan of Selangor and Tan Sri Syed Yusof Tun Syed Nasir.

Constructed: 2018

Floors: 65

Height: 343 Metres

Things to Do near Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Biomedical Museum, Shopping in Kuala Lumpur and National Planetarium are the major attractions near Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur.

4. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

ROSE RAYHAAN BY ROTANA
ROSE RAYHAAN BY ROTANA

Located on 105 Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is one of the most admired hotels in the list of the popular tallest hotels in the world. A luxury hotel brand of Rotana Hotel Group, Rose Rayhaan was constructed in 2007 and opened for public in 2009. Every room of this hotel provides a magnificent view of the city.

Constructed: 2007

Floors: 72

Height: 333 Metres

Things to Do near Rose Rayhaan, Dubai: Enjoy the most beautiful nightlife at Zinc nightclub (0.6 miles away) and Water Fountain Show at the Dubai Mall (0.56 mile away). Arabian Adventures, Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Mall Ice Rink and Desert Safari are also must visit places near Rose Rayhaan, Dubai.

5. Burj Al Arab, Dubai

BURJ AL ARAB, DUBAI
BURJ AL ARAB, DUBAI

Famous for its exceptional luxury, the Burj Al Arab could be a perfect place for a dream vacation. Having a high-tech architectural style of renowned architect Tom Wright, the Burj Al Arab is developed by Jumeirah. Standing on an artificial island, it is the most iconic hotels in Dubai which offer the finest hospitality. Why waiting? Explore why the world admires the Burj Al Arab. It’s not that difficult. Book flights to Dubai and travel through your dream.

Constructed: 1999

Floors: 60

Height: 321 Metres

Things to Do near Burj Al Arab, Dubai: Enjoy Spas & Wellness in Dubai at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The Skyview Bar and amazing nightlife are the major attractions of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Turtle Rehabilitation Project and Wild Wadi Waterpark are the must-visit places near the Burj Al Arab, Dubai.

6. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

Operated and Managed by the Jumeirah International Group, the Jumeirah Emirates Hotel Tower would leave you spellbound with its elegance and glamour. It is also famous as the Emirates Tower Two. Comprising several luxury suites, the hotel offers a luxurious stay with unlimited access to the along with swimming pools and conference facilities.

Constructed: 2000

Floors: 56

Height: 309 Metres

Things to Do near Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai: Visit the mesmerizing Big Gallery at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. Wild Wadi Waterpark, Talise Fitness and Aerobic Studio, as well as incredible vistas of Dubai, are the major attractions near Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.

7. Baiyoke Tower II, Bangkok

BAIYOKE TOWER II, BANGKOK
BAIYOKE TOWER II, BANGKOK

One of the tallest buildings in Thailand, the Baiyoke Tower II or the Baiyoke Sky Hotel beautifully defines the standard luxurious hotels in Bangkok, Thailand. Having several perks for visitors, the Baiyoke Hotel provides beautiful city views along with the highest open-air restaurant, music lounge and rooftop bar. Catch the flights to Bangkok and witness the widely-admired hospitality.

Constructed: 1997

Floors: 84

Height: 309 Metres

Things to Do near Baiyoke Hotel, Bangkok: Visit the Pratunam Market, a Good place for shopping for clothes and ornaments. The weekend market of Chatuchak is also a must visit. Siam Paragon, MBK Shopping Centre, Siam Square, Jim Thompson’s House and Museum and Victory Monument are the major attractions near Baiyoke Hotel, Bangkok.

8. Wuxi Maoye City – Marriott Hotel

Situated at Qingyang Road of the Sichuan province, China, the Wuxi Maoye City – Marriott Hotel is the first skyscraper in the city. Offering the scenic view of Lihu Lak, it is the first luxury hotel of Suzhou Taihu national tourism vacation zone.

Constructed: 2013

Floors: 68

Height: 304 Metres

Things to Do near Wuxi Maoye City – Marriott Hotel: Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, Taihu Yuantouzhu, Nanchan Temple of Wuxi, Tai Hu Lake, and Vatican Palace are the major attractions Marriott Hotel, China.

9. Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dubai

MILLENNIUM PLAZA HOTEL, DUBAI
MILLENNIUM PLAZA HOTEL, DUBAI

Situated at the Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, the Millennium Plaza Hotel adds countless advantages to enrich the index of the skyscraper. Having the most convenient location from the Dubai International Airport, it offers access to beaches, outdoor pool, luxury suites, multilingual staffs and several other amenities.

Constructed: 2011

Floors: 66

Height: 294 Metres

Things to Do near Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dubai: Visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and witness the thrilling experience of watching various sharks and rays. The Dubai Fountain is also a major centre of attraction near Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dubai.

10. The Bahia Grand Panama

Formerly known as the Trump International Hotel and Tower, the Bahia Grand Panama is the first international expansion of the Trump Organization. Designed by the Colombian architects, it includes condominium units, five-star suites, residential apartments, retail shops, office premises and others.

Constructed: 2011

Floors: 70

Height: 284 Metres

Things to Do near Bahia Grand Panama: Visit the world-class Ocean Sun Casino. Enjoy boat tours and water sports with Red Cat Mega Catamaran in Panama City. The Multiplaza Pacific is also a must-visit place near the Trump International Hotel and Tower, Panama.

11. The Cullinan South Tower

A residential complex established in the Union Square of Hong Kong, the Cullinan South Tower is exceptionally amazing. Indexed among the tallest hotels around the world, it is a twin tower having futuristic look. The Cullinan South Tower is purely the best in Hong Kong. The skyscraper is developed by Sun Hung Kai and keeps notable rank in the world’s most expensive apartments.

Constructed: 2008

Floors: 68

Height: 270 Metres

Things to Do near Cullinan South Tower: The International Commerce Centre is the best place to roam near Cullinan South Tower, Hong Kong. Sky 100 Observation Deck, The Peak Tram, Hong Kong Disneyland and Edward Youde Aviary are the major attraction near the South Tower. You may also visit the Peak Tower for leisure and shopping near Victoria Gap.

12. Four Seasons Hotel Manama

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MANAMA
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MANAMA

Located at Bahrain Bay in Manama, Bahrain, the Four Seasons Hotel Manama provides world-class luxury on a private island. The hotel is famous for elegant accommodations together with the views of the Arabian Gulf.

Constructed: 2014

Floors: 50

Height: 270 Metres

Things to Do near Four Seasons Hotel Manama: Tourists staying at Four Seasons Hotel must go the Avenues. Moda Mall – Bahrain World Trade Centre and Bahrain National Museum are very popular among visitors. Reef Island and Scuba life Dive Centre are famous among adventure freaks whereas, Beit Al Qur’an and Al-Fatih Mosque are significant religious place near Four Seasons Hotel Manama.

13. Radisson Royal Dubai

A skyscraper hotel complex located on 26 Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Radisson Royal is not only the tallest but desired hotels in the world. Very close to Dubai International Airport and the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Radisson Royal is the perfect option for leisure and business guests. Luxury suites, indoor and outdoor pools, beach access and the scenic view of city and ocean are the major specifications of the Radisson Royal Dubai.

Constructed: 2010

Floors: 60

Height: 269 Metres

Things to Do near Radisson Royal Dubai: Enjoy the spas and wellness at Spa Zen and visit the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Visitors can experience camel riding at Oscar Knight Tours. If you are a music lover and night out freak, Cavalli Club Dubai and Zinc Nightclub are the perfect destinations for your near Radisson Royal Dubai.

14. Grand Lisboa Macau, China

Designed by Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man, the Grand Lisboa is efficiently dazzling its visitors with mesmerising appearance. World-famous restaurants and casinos with more than 1,000 slot machines and 800 gaming tables. Enjoy the next level of glamour accompanied with elegance. Having more than 430 luxury suites and rooms, it tops the luxury skyscraper in Macau.

Constructed: 2008

Floors: 52

Height: 258 Metres

Things to Do near Grand Lisboa Macau: The Grand Lisboa Casino serves thousands of tourists every year.  Leal Senado, Rua da Felicidade, Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple, Crazy Paris Show and the Performance Lake at Wynn Palace are the prime attractions near the Grand Lisboa Macau, China.

15. Lanko-Grand Hyatt Hotel, China

The second tallest building in Chongqing, China, the Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel is one of the tallest hotels in the world. Signifying the rapid growth of Chongqing City, this hotel provides great hospitality services including luxury rooms, spa, swimming pools and additional comforts.

Constructed: 2004

Floors: 60

Height: 258 Metres

Things to Do near Lanko-Grand Hyatt Hotel: Yangtze River Cruise and Three Gorges Museum are the prime tourist destinations near the Lanko-Grand Hyatt Hotel. Hongya Cave, WanDaJin Jie, Century Cruises, NanPing BuXingJie, and Chongqing South Lake attracts thousands of tourists every year.

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.

Top 15 Stunning Fairy-tale Villages around the World

Have you heard the Fairy tales from your parents or grandparents? Being the younger one, we used to be astonished by the majestic and spectacular description of the places where the princesses or the fairies of the story resided.

Monotonous daily routines and struggles make people tedious and they start hunting some change and peace in their life. Just imagine spending time at the places where your childhood fairies used to live. If thinking about those places thrills you, then visiting there would definitely turn your moments into memories.

And, believe us. Those places are in real. We are demonstrating here the 20 most beautiful fairy-tale villages in the world whose picturesque surroundings would let you feel the magic of nature. Pick your favourite one, book cheap flights, pack your bag and go on a roam to your dream destination.

1. Hallstatt, Austria:

Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt, Austria

Having alleyways and alpine houses of the 16th Century, Hallstatt is one of the most desired fairy-tale villages around the world. It is situated on the western shore of Hallstatt’s Lake in Salzkammergut, Austria. With beautiful cafes and shops, Hallstatt comprises adequate natural sceneries. Hallstatt Skywalk “World Heritage View” is one of the major tourist attractions.

How to Reach: The Salzburg Airport is the nearest airport to Hallstatt Village (55 km away) and well connected with roadways. It only takes 3 hours to reach your dream destination, so pack your bag and book cheap flights to Salzburg (SZG). Travellers can take connecting flights to Salzburg from London via Vienna, Austria or Hamburg, Germany.

Best Places Nearby: Do Visit Salzkammergut Alpine lakes, Hallstatt Lake and Ice Cave near Hallstatt, Austria. The Hoher Dachstein is also famous among adventure freak tourists for mountaineering and skiing.

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2. Rothenburg, Germany:

Rothenburg, Germany
Rothenburg, Germany

Comprising the history of a thousand years, Rothenburg (Rothenburg ob der Tauber) is considered among the beautiful fairy-tale cities around the world. Bring the Renaissance to your life and live the Middle Ages, during the voyage to Rothenburg, Germany. A well-preserved old medieval town, Rothenburg is one of the well-known tourist destinations across the globe. Rothenburg town is situated in the Ansbach district of Bavaria, Germany.

How to Reach: Stuttgart Airport, Germany is the closest airport near Rothenburg, Germany (165 km away). Easy and direct flights are available for Stuttgart Airport from London are available which takes less than two hours to reach Stuttgart, Germany.

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3. Gasadalur, Faroe Islands:

Gasadalur
Gasadalur

Having a panoramic view of Mykines Island, Gasadalur village is a famous tourist destination that can accomplish your desire to visit the popular fairy-tale villages on your dream vacation. Enclosed by the highest mountains, the village is situated on the west side of Vágar, Faroe Islands. Having only 18 people in the village, Gasadalur is one of the most isolated villages in the Faroes. Roam around the Gasadalur village and feel your presence in the lap of nature.

How to Reach: The Vágar Airport is the nearest airport in the Faroe Islands to Gasadalur Village.

Best Places Nearby: The Múlafossur Waterfall, Tindhólmur Islet, Drangarnir Islet, Árnafjall Mountains are the prime tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands.

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4. Manarola, Italy:

Manarola, Italy
Manarola, Italy

located in northern Italy, Manarola comprises several parks near seaside villages that attract thousands of tourists every year. Being the desired tourist destinations, it pours the beautiful fairy-tale surroundings to its visitors. The Manarola village is situated in the Riomaggiore commune of La Spezia province in Liguria, Italy.

How to Reach: Milan International Airport (LIN) allows easy connectivity to Manarola village. It takes less than 2 hours to reach Milan from London. UK travellers can book direct flights to Milan from London at Crystal Travel and enjoy the best deals and discounts on flight bookings.

Best Places Nearby: Roam across the Famous walkway at the coastal cliff of La via dell’Amore which is popularly known as the Way of Love. Castello di Riomaggiore and the Church of San Giovanni Battista of Riomaggiore are the major tourist attractions.

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5. Bibury, Gloucestershire, UK:

Bibury, Gloucestershire, UK
Bibury, Gloucestershire, UK

A beautiful civil parish and small Cotswold village in Gloucestershire, Bibury is situated on both banks of the River Coln, England. Narrow streets, cosy pubs, coloured cottages, and tiny tearooms are worth visiting. Bibury is one of the prettiest places to visit and experience the amazing fairy-tale localities.

How to Reach: London Heathrow Airport is close to Bibury. Bus services are available from the airport to Bridge House near Bibury via Cirencester.

Best Places Nearby: Do visit the Arlington Row, Bibury Trout Farm, St. Mary’s Church, Mechanical Music Museum Northleach, Church of St Peter & St Paul Northleach and Cotswold escarpment near Bibury Village, Gloucestershire, UK.

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6. Hamnoy, Norway:

Hamnoy, Norway
Hamnoy, Norway

Renowned for fishing culture, Hamnoy could be the destination for nature admirer looking for the fairy-tale scenery for spending time away from daily rushes. Situated in Moskenes, Norway, it has some of the best natural tourist destinations including the Reinefjorden, the Kvalvika Beach and others, Hamnoy village beautifully showcases the virtue of nature.

How to Reach: Affordable flights are available for Evenes, Norway (EVE) from London (LHR). The Evenes Airport (Harstad/Narvik Airport) is 280 km away from Hamnoy but easily connected via roadways and airways. Flights are available for Leknes Airport (50 km away from Hamnoy) from Evenes Airport, Norway.

Best Places Nearby: Kvalvika Beach and the beautiful Lofoten nature Reinefjorden attract a great percentage of tourists every year. Tourists can enjoy spending time in beautiful lakes, waterfalls and other natural sceneries.

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7. Bagnone, Italy:

Bagnone, Italy
Bagnone, Italy

Near to Rome and Venice, Bagnone is a peaceful and relaxing place situated in the Massa and Carrara Province of Italy. Offering the essence of real Italy, the village comprises the beautiful countryside and local restaurants. The natural prosperity of Bagnone Village makes it a fairy-tale place to visit with family.

How to Reach: The Pisa International Airport of Italy is closer to Bagnone Village, Italy (less than 100 km) and direct flights to Pisa (PSA), Italy are available from various airports of London.

Best Places Nearby: Visit the beautiful Castle in Italy, the Castello di Castiglione Del Terziere and the Malgrate Castle. The Monte Sillara Peak, Al Palazz and the Gardens are also the main tourist attractions.

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8. Shirakawago and Gokayama, Japan:

Shirakawago and Gokayama, Japan
Shirakawago and Gokayama, Japan

Having traditional Gasshō-Zukuri Houses, Gokayama is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan. Situated in Nanto city of the Toyama region in Japan, the village is surrounded by the historical Gifu Mountains. Shirakawago possesses the boon of nature and offers incredible peace and relaxation to visitors. Famous for the bean curd tofu and the Japanese soba noodle, these villages appear like a magical location that absolutely mesmerises the visitors.

How to Reach: The Nagoya Airport of Japan is closer to Gokayama village, Japan (234 km away) with the availability of easy transportation to the village. You can catch flights from the various airports of London to Nagoya Airport (NGO).

Best Places Nearby: Know the Japanese culture by visiting the beautiful cultural properties including thousands of old tools and materials. Shirakawago is the main tourist destination near Gokayama village, Japan.

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9. Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence, France:

Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence, France
Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence, France

Seaside charm, pebble beaches, forests, and picturesque French Riviera, Cagnes-sur-Mer provides picturesque decor and fairy-tale surroundings. Located in southeastern France, the city comprises lavender fields, rolling vineyards, pine forests, olive groves, and plenty of natural sceneries. Some prime tourist destinations near Cagnes-sur-Mer include the Loup Canyon, beautiful rivers and waterfalls.

How to Reach: Nice International Airport, France is the nearest airport (8.6 km away) to Cagnes-sur-Mer. The airport comprises bus services and helicopter links to other tourist destinations of France.

Best Places Nearby: Visit the Château Grimaldi Museum, an ancient castle having exhibitions, concerts and a museum gallery. Canyon Forest, Musée Renoir, and Cagne River are major attractions near Cagnes-sur-Mer, A Small Town in Provence, France.

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10. Colmar, France:

Colmar, France
Colmar, France

Located in northeastern France, Colmar comprises the most charming and dreamlike vicinity. Having half-timbered medieval buildings, the city is blessed with cobblestone streets and local vineyards including Gewürztraminer and Riesling wines. Charming accommodation at traditional houses, floral displays, famous wines and amazing cuisine are major attractions of Colmar, France.

How to Reach: Colmar Airport, France is the nearest airport near Colmar city, France having frequent flights from Nice International Airport, France. Showcasing the wonderful fairy-tale locale of France, Nice Airport welcomes direct flights from London and other cities of the UK.

Best Places Nearby: Colmar is one of the best tourist destinations in France and Europe. La Petite Venise, Unterlinden Museum, Ill River and others are the tourist stoppers near Colmar, France.

11. Carmel by the Sea, California:

Carmel by the Sea, California
Carmel by the Sea, California

Renowned for libraries and museums, Carmel by the Sea is a beautiful beach town in the Monterey Peninsula of California, USA. Comprising fairy-tale cottages, beautiful galleries and white sandy beach, Carmel by the Sea is the picture-perfect seaside place and a pleasant fairy-tale

How to Reach: Monterey Regional Airport is the nearest airport to Carmel by the Sea, having regular flights from various international airports of California. Book direct flights to San Francisco, Ontario airport, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and other airports of California and enjoy magical expedition to Carmel by the Sea.

Best Places Nearby: Witness the best-surfing destinations including the historic Carmel Mission, the Scenic Bluff Path, the Carmel River State Beach and others. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is the tourist stopper point near Carmel by the Sea, California.

12. Eguisheim, France:

Eguisheim, France
Eguisheim, France

Comprising centuries-old castles and situated in the Alsace wine region of France, Eguisheim is beautiful tourist destinations in France having real-life fairy-tale ambience. Half-timbered architectures are major attractions and tourist stoppers of the town.

How to Reach: The Basel Euroairport is the nearest airport to Eguisheim, France (57 km away) having frequent flights from Paris Airport (Charles de Gaulle Airport). Witnessing the fabulous destinations in France, Book cheap flights to Paris from London and explore your dream destinations in less than two hours

Best Places Nearby: The best tourist stoppers destinations near Eguisheim, France are the three castles of Husseren-les-Châteaux, the Château du Hohlandsbourg, Wolfberger – Cave Eguisheim, Paul Schneider and others.

13. Masuleh, Iran:

Masuleh, Iran
Masuleh, Iran

Having less than 600 residents, Masuleh is nestled at Sardar-e Jangal District of Gilan Province in Iran. Having hypnotising regions, mesmeric landscapes, misty forests and mountainside outlook, Masuleh is known for its unique architecture.

How to Reach: The Rasht Airport is close to Masuleh city (70 km away) having frequent flights from Tehran Airport (Mehrabad International Airport). Do you keen to explore the magnificence of nature and its diversity? Affordable flights are available for Tehran, Iran (IKA) from London.

Best Places Nearby: The beauty of the Masouleh Waterfall, the Khareh Boo Waterfall, Gasht Rodkan National park and others will satisfy your quest to voyage.

14. Monemvasia, Greece:

Monemvasia, Greece
Monemvasia, Greece

Nestled at a small island near the Peloponnesus peninsula of southern Greece, Monemvasia impresses its visitors with legendary Being among the popular tourist destinations across the globe, Monemvasia showcases the significant beauty of mediaeval castles, beautiful lakes, appealing landscape, and peaceful beaches.

How to Reach: Athens International Airport is the most convenient airport for travelling to Monemvasia city.  From London, you can reserve flights to Athens, Greece (ATH) and begin your expedition to the hypnotic landscape after 3 hours 35 minutes flight duration.

Best Places Nearby: The Monemvasia Castle, Monemvasia Archaeological Collection, Lighthouse and the Ancient Gate to the Monemvasia are the significant tourist attractions near Monemvasia, Greece.

15. Bled, Slovenia:

Bled, Slovenia
Bled, Slovenia

A resort town in the Julian Alps near Lake Bled, it offers breathtaking fairy-tale The village is famous for organizing the mountain bike race, whereas, Lake Bled mesmerises the tourists coming to Slovenia. A church-topped Iceland, Bled showcases a comprehensive overview of dreamlike tourism in Slovenia. It seems like a fictional plot while roaming across the natural sceneries of Bled including mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and beautiful forests.

How to Reach: The Ljubljana Airport of Slovenia is close to Bled (34 km away) with regular bus rides to the village. Search and compare affordable flights availability to Ljubljana (LJU) from London.

Best Places Nearby: The Lake Bled, the Vintgar Gorge, the Bled Castle, the Pokljuka forest, Pustolovski Adventure Park and Mala Osojnica, a Hilltop viewpoint are the major tourist attractions.

The mystical beauty and some man-made creations of these places would leave you completely mesmerised and spellbound. Do you want us to explore and write on other beautiful places? Please write in the comment section below. You can also share the beautiful images of your villages to make us aware of the magnificence of your surroundings.