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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

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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 Best Things to See in Brisbane

Known for its stunning year-round sunshine, Brisbane is nothing short of a paradise. It’s a great place to travel to for many of it’s own reasons, but also because it makes for a great base point if you wish to explore nearby attractions. The attractive beaches of Brisbane are a big enough draw if you’re a sand lover, with a selection of beautiful beaches to sink your toes into.

Can’t decide where to visit first? We’ve listed 10 of our top tourist attractions in and nearby Brisbane so you can start planning your travel itinerary, today. Getting in touch with us is easier than ever. Call at 0207 612 0500 and connect with our travel experts for a hassle-free booking.

1- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

If you’re an animal lover, take a trip to see the Koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You can have a cuddle with a friendly koala alongside taking pictures with (less cuddle-y) snakes and other animals that are well kept in the sanctuary. Other popular attractions include platypus feeding and admiring other local animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes and more.

2. Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha

BOTANIC GARDENS MOUNT COOT-THA

Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha is considered as one of the most amazing places to visit in Brisbane due to the panoramic views you can get from here. It’s 7 kilometres away from the city and expands over 128 acres, where you can discover cactus and bamboo plants, plus the enchanting Japanese gardens. Walking tracks are available throughout the area with free guided walks and also a minibus tour to make exploration easy. There is also a restaurant on-site explorers can indulge in local and international cuisine.

 3. Museum of Brisbane

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE

Being modelled and reopened in 2013, this museum reveals the rich history of Brisbane and its people.  The collection comprises of more than 5000 pieces of art from local and contemporary artists, displayed proudly for public viewing. It’s located on the top floor of the City Hall, which adds to the experience thanks to its brilliant views over the city.

4. South Bank

SOUTH BANK

South Bank is a lively area that’s loved by locals and tourists alike, peppered with atmospheric plazas, special hosted events and diverse restaurants to indulge in. Swimming in the man-made lagoon is one of the top things to do in Brisbane on a hot sunny day to cool off, but you can also go biking or for a leisurely stroll here. The Wheel of Brisbane is a popular landmark in South Bank, which opened in 2008.

5. Story Bridge

STORY BRIDGE

There are three bridges in the world like the one in Brisbane, also known as Story Bridge, situated in Sydney and Auckland. If you like to explore on foot and soak up spectacular views, this is the experience for you – lasting approximately two hours you’ll be able to roam 80 meters above the level of Brisbane River. The climb is suitable for all fitness levels and ages 10 or above.

6. West End

WEST END

You can’t travel to Brisbane without visiting this vibrant neighbourhood and its Farmers Market. Quirkiness is in abundance in the West End, sprinkled with chic coffee houses and vintage shops, making it a great option for some budget-worthy browsing. Better still, its famous for its West End Fire Festival, where you can witness amazing night shows and circus acts for an evening of entertainment.

7. Kangaroo Point Cliffs

KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS

Walk to the left of the Brisbane River and you’ll discover Kangaroo Point, which consists of a set of cliffs. Live like the locals do, grab your walking boots and visit this landmark to climb the cliffs (with an instructor too, if you wish) – or if you prefer two feet on the ground, why not take a picnic to enjoy amid the beautiful surroundings?

8. River Cruise

RIVER CRUISE

Discover Brisbane in a whole new light when you go on a leisurely river cruise with City Cats or City Ferries. There are different hop-on and hop-off terminals, which can be used for visiting other areas at your own pace. Aside from the beautiful setting, you can also soak up sights of historical landmarks along the way.

9. Eat Street Market

If you can’t decide where to eat next, head to the world-famous Eat Street Market. Foodies will be in their element, as there are no less than 70 food stalls here, each serving up a variety of delicious international delicacies to sample. You can find every kind of food here, from vegan dishes to meat eateries, so the options are endless!

10. Byron Bay

BYRON BAY

There are many destinations not too far from Brisbane to visit on a day tour, however, Byron Bay is undoubtedly the most famous of all. Be ready for live music, an awesome atmosphere and some spectacular waves – making it nothing less than a paradise. Rent a car and enjoy the outskirts of the city while you’re en route, it’s a great way to discover the area’s natural beauty.

Soak up the fantastic year-round weather and take advantage of both the laid-back and lively vibes available in Brisbane. Crystal Travel provides cheap flights to Brisbane for your next sun-kissed escape, with flights to Brisbane available from all major airports. Call our travel experts today and don’t miss out on our latest deals.

Uncover India’s 20 Most Stunning Places with your Family and Friends

A canvas of colour and beauty, India overwhelms its visitors with its myriad range of sights, experiences and tourist attractions. With more than 30,000 years of history, it is amongst the oldest civilizations in the world and home to many religions and cultures. It has been ruled by various dynasties and kingdoms that have left its reminder in the different forts, palaces and other historical monuments found all over the country. With a diverse landscape, India has been blessed with lush valleys, snow-covered mountains, plateaus, huge deserts, beautiful beaches and backwaters, all of which are worth a visit. If you are thinking of visiting this fascinating country, we have made a list of top Places to Visit in India:

1. Leh- Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

Leh- Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Leh- Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

The adventure capital of the country, Leh-Ladakh is the ultimate dream of an adventure lover. Located at an altitude of about 2,300 to 5,000 metres above sea level, it is possessed with the top three mountain passes which make for a fun ride. It is also notable for its arid landscape, beautiful lakes, Buddhist monasteries and gompas. Leh-Ladakh is a favoured destination amongst adventurers and mountain lovers. The rough climatic conditions and inhospitable terrain further add to its charm. Shanti Stupa, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardung-La Mountain Pass and the Magnetic Hill are some of the places that you must visit on your trip to this fascinating place.

Things to do: Chadar Trek – Frozen River Zanskar Trek, Trek to Markha Valley, Cycling, Motor Biking, Spot the Snow Leopard, Indus River Rafting, Go on a Camel Safari, Go on a Yak Safari, Shop at the Leh Market, Skiing, Hangout at Lala’s Art Café.

Best time to visit: April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October.

Nearest Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh.

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Read Also: Top 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

2. Goa

Goa
Goa

Famous for its white-sand beaches, lively nightlife and pristine natural beauty, Goa attracts travellers from all over the country as well as the world. It is the smallest state on the western coast of India, is crowded with local and foreign tourists during the high season. Goa is not only popular for its wonderful beaches which are full of beach shacks with great music and mouth-watering seafood but also for its world heritage architecture and the amazing old churches. The Dudhsagar waterfalls is another attraction of Goa that attracts many visitors. It is also a biodiversity hotspot because of its location on the Western Ghats range making it a favorite among nature lovers.

Things to do: Enjoy sunbathing and nightlife, visit Baga, Learn about Goan history at Goa State Museum, Explore history at Chapora Fort, Shopping at the Anjuna Beach Flea Market, Water sports at Calangute, Get spiritual at The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Take in the view at Fort Aguada, Check out the Dudhsagar Falls, Dolphin Watching at Palolem, Water sports at Vasco Da Gama, Scuba Diving at Bogmalo Beach, Cocktails and Dancing at Gatsby’s Pub.

Best time to visit: November to February.

Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport or Goa International Airport.

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3. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

One of the oldest cities in India Varanasi or Banaras is situated along with the banks of the holy river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. Often referred to as the temple city of India, Varanasi is considered as the holy city by Hindus, Jains as well as Buddhists. Popular amongst both tourists and pilgrims, Varanasi Ghats are used by Hindu pilgrims for bathing and cremation. It is said to be continuously inhabited since the 11th century and is known as the spiritual capital of India. Pradeep Kumbhashi and Dasaswamedh ghat are some of the most famous Ghats which attract devotees and tourist for spiritual salvation.

Things to do: Boat Ride in Ganges River, Take a Holy Bath in the Ganges, Explore Varanasi Temples, A Sunset Stroll Along The Ghats, Witness Grandeur Evening Aarti Ceremony, Go for a Sightseeing Tour of Sarnath, Visit Historical Ramnagar Fort, Shopping in Varanasi’s Local Market.

Best time to visit: October to February.

Nearest Airport: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

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4. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Home to the iconic ‘Taj Mahal’, Agra is a city immersed in Mughal charm and needs no introduction. It is one of the most famous places to visit in India. The city has three world heritage sites the impressive Taj Mahal, magnificent Agra Fort and splendid Fatehpur Sikri, luring thousands of tourists, historians and art lovers from all across the country and the world. On your visit, savour the city’s authentic and traditional Mughlai flavours, go for shopping in the lively markets and watching the epic love story of Shah Jahan and his beloved, Noor Jahan at the Kalakriti Cultural & Convention. There is so much to do in the historic city of Agra. For a closer glimpse of this cultural city, take off the beaten road and explore the narrow alleyways of the old city, ancient temples or visit the renowned poet, Mirza Ghalib’s birthplace.

Things to do: Witness The charm of Taj Mahal, Explore the Jewel of Agra – Agra Fort, Explore the Sandstone City- Fatehpur Sikri, Delve in the beauty of Jahangir Mahal, Delve in the spirituality of Jama Masjid, Witness the serenity of Humayun’s Mosque, Witness the historically Rich- Itimad-Ud-Daulah, Wander through the streets of Agra.

Best time to visit: April to October.

Nearest Airport: Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport in Agra.

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5. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

A beautiful city in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer which is also known as the ‘Land of Golden Sand’ is popular for its rich cultural heritage and magnificent forts. Set amidst an endless stretch of golden Thar Desert, Jaisalmer attracts travellers from different corners of the world. With its extensive range of cultural activities and authentic Rajasthani cuisine, Jaisalmer impresses its visitors especially during the Jaisalmer Desert Festival which includes Folk dances, musical performances and camel shows. Witness the magnificence of Jaisalmer fort as you admire its intricate carvings and impressive architecture. Also, visit the ancient ‘Salim ji ki Haveli’ and ‘Nathmal ji ki Haveli’ that reminds us of the royal grandeur of erstwhile wealthy Rajput merchants. One can also go for sand dune bashing and camel safari in the desert and enjoy a stay at the camp under the open starlit sky. Your trip to Jaisalmer holds numerous adventures and extraordinary opportunities for fun.

Things to do: Camping, Jeep Safari, Parasailing, Camel Ride, Visit Jaisalmer Fort, Feast on Rajasthani Cuisine, Enjoy Quad Biking, Dune Bashing, Paramotoring, Visit Gadisar Lake, Explore Tanot Mata Mandir, Visit Patwon Ki Haveli, Visit Desert National Park, Enjoy traditional Puppet Show, Uncover Jaisalmer War Museum, Explore Longewala War Memorial.

Best time to visit: October to February.

Nearest Airport: Jodhpur airport.

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6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Bordering the River Ganges, Rishikesh is yet another spiritual destination in India. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, it is also famous for yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic resorts which attracts tourists from all over the world. One of the holiest places for Hindus, it is a pilgrimage town where Hindus sages and saints have been coming in search of knowledge and meditation since time immemorial. It is also an adventure destination for youngsters with activities like rafting, zip-lining, bungee jumping and so much more. The city also holds the International Yoga Festival every year.

Things to do: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping And Bonfire, Mountain Biking, Flying Fox, Cliff Jumping, Body Surfing, Trekking, Rappelling And Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Enjoy Ayurvedic Massage And Therapies, Parasailing And Paragliding, Yoga And Meditation, Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat.

Best time to visit: September to November and February to June.

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun.

7. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg, Karnataka

Located on the slopes of Western Ghats in Karnataka, Coorg is counted amongst the top hill stations in India. With its verdant plantations, wonderful viewpoints and lush greenery, it is often called the Scotland of East. The charm of this place lies in its beautiful amalgamation of history, nature and adventure. Visit the Madikeri fort to admire its architecture and learn about its vast history or experience the adventure as you trek to the Abbey waterfalls. Enjoy the enchanting views of the scenic landscape and spend some moments of joy in the lap of nature.

Things to do: Camping, Enjoy river rafting in the Barapole, Sunset Jeep Drive At Mandalpatti, Enjoy Quad Biking, Visit Dubare Elephant Camp, Visit Abbey Falls, Kumara Parvatha Trek, Hike to Raja’s Seat, Visit Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit Madikeri Fort, Explore The Wildlife at Nagarhole National Park, Dubare River Rafting.

Best time to visit: October to March.

Nearest Airport: Mandakalli airport in Mysore.

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8. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

An incredible place to visit in India, Rann of Kutch is one of the greatest salt deserts in the world that remains submerged underwater for 4 months in a year. With its astonishing beauty, it attracts an endless number of tourists especially during the Rann Utsav when one gets to experience the different shades of the region. It gets alive with live folk music and dance performances and camel safaris. Tourists get a chance to experience a rustic stay while relishing delicious Kutch cuisine which makes the experience an unforgettable one for every visitor.  Get a glimpse of the salt-making process as you take a stroll through the white desert or watch the colourful migratory birds in the nearby Chari Daand Sanctuary, your trip to Kutch is bound to be an eye-opener.

Things to do: Witness the Gorgeous White Salt Desert, Visit Kala Dungar: the Highest Point in Kutch Region, Visit Kutch Museum at Bhuj, Visit Vijay Vilas Palace, Enjoy Camel Ride on Mandvi Beach, Explore Wild Ass Sanctuary, Visit Prag Mahal and Aina Mahal at Bhuj.

Best time to visit: October to February.

Nearest Airport: Bhuj Airport.

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9. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi, Karnataka

One of the most incredible places to visit in India, Hampi is the ruined city of the Vijayanagar Empire dating back to the 14th century. Immersed in the glorious past, the ancient city of Hampi is home to a number of strikingly beautiful monuments, temples and palaces offering a glimpse of the grandeur and magnificence of the Vijayanagar rulers. Spread over 4,100 hectares, it is a UNESCO world heritage site of more than 1600 remains of the last Hindu Kingdom of South India. Whether it is the artistic beauty of the Virupaksha Temple, the innate carvings of the iconic stone chariot in the Vijaya Vittala Temple or the ornamentally carved pillars of Achyutaraya Temple, visitors will be amazed by the sheer majesty of this place. A trip to Hampi is incomplete without taking part in its musical extravaganza during the ‘Hampi Utsav’, a 3-day festival in the first week of November when the entire city comes alive with glittering lights and cultural dance performances.

Things to do: Try Bouldering, Stay in a hut on Hippie Island in Hampi, Climb Matanga Hill for a Spectacular View of Hampi, Visit Anjaneya Hill – the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, Visit Sunset Point on Hippie Island, Cliff jumping, Scooter Ride Around Hampi and See Rice Paddies.

Best time to visit: October to February.

Nearest Airport: Belgaum airport.

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10. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Located amidst the Himalayas at an elevation of 3,858m, the valley of flowers is a national park in the North Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. It is well known for its variety of flora and flower meadows. Monsoon season is the best time to visit and see this valley in full bloom. It was discovered by the British traveller Frank Smith in the year 1931 who then wrote a book on the Valley of Flowers popularising this place among Nature lovers worldwide. Trekking through this fascinating valley enjoying the view of a variety of wildflowers is an experience of a lifetime. You are likely to spot flowers like lilies, poppy, geranium, calendula, daisies, zinnia and petunia. Valley of Flowers is a must visit place in India and makes for a perfect getaway for you and your friends.

Things to do: Explore Valley of Flowers National Park, Visit Hemkund Sahib, Ghangaria, Gaurikund, Bedini Bugyal, Badrinath Temple, Govindghat, Vasudhara Falls, Bheem pul, Lakshman Ganga River, Nanda Devi National Park, Narsingh Temple, Pushpawati River.

Best time to visit: July to September.

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun.

11. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla does not need an introduction. The snow-clad mountains, the lush greenery and the ageless charm make it an unforgettable hill station. It has been a popular summer holiday retreat since the colonial times. It was the summer capital of British India, the reflection of which can be seen in the various Victorian style colonial buildings found here. Traffic is banned from the central part of the town so one can explore it on foot. The Mall is the most popular hanging spot in Shimla that houses some of the loveliest cafes and eating joints. Discover the incandescent beauty and serenity of Shimla on your trip to India.

Things to do: Travel in Toy Train, Visit the Shimla Ridge, Shopping at Lakkar Bazar, Ice skating, Camping, Paragliding, Rafting at Tattapani, Trekking to the top of Jakhu Temple, Walking through the pine forests, Photography at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Walking through the Military Museum at Annandale, Take a Glance at the Setting sun at Scandal Point.

Best time to visit: March to June.

Nearest Airport: Shimla Airport.

12. Kashmir

Kashmir
Kashmir

Renowned for its enthralling beauty, Kashmir is one of the most amazing places to visit in India that has been rightly called the Paradise on Earth. Surrounded by the snow-covered peaks of Himalayan and Pir-Panjal ranges, Kashmir is home to picturesque lakes, lush green gardens, fruit orchards and thick woods of pines and deodars, making it picture-perfect destination for holidays. On your visit to Kashmir, enjoy a heavenly Shikara boat ride on the dal lake or stroll through the beautifully manicured Mughal Gardens. Enjoy a gondola ride at Gulmarg or soak in the beauty of Betaab and Aru valleys. And while you are there, do not forget to relish the traditional Wazwan dishes and buy souvenirs such as Kashmiri handicrafts to take back home. Your trip to Kashmir holds many possibilities and unlimited options for relaxation and enjoyment. The breathtaking beauty of Kashmir is sure to captivate your heart.

Things to do: Enjoy Shikara Ride in Dal Lake, Gondola Rides at Gulmarg, Experience Nature’s Wonder at Magnetic Hill, Trek Chadar Lake, Down the Slopes of Gulmarg valley, Stay in a House Boat, Indulge in the Heavenly Taste of Kashmiri Cuisine, A Trip to Shalimar Bagh, Must Visit the Monasteries of Kashmir.

Best time to visit: October to March.

Nearest Airport: Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar.

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13. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim
Gangtok, Sikkim

Situated at a height of 5500 feet with a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and provides the perfect base for travel through the state. It is a cosmopolitan city that offers all the amenities to the travellers. A popular place for tourists who are heading for treks, you will find numerous viewpoints that offer glimpses of the snow-topped Khangchendzonga. Visit the Chogyal Palace, with its manicured gardens, a former royal residence and a city attraction worth exploring.

Things to do: River Rafting, Paragliding, Goecha La Trek, Cycling on Silk Route, Seven Sisters Waterfall, Visit Nathu La Pass, Explore Tsomgo Lake, Enjoy Yak Safari, Go For Cable Ride, Mountain Biking, Visit Rumtek Monastery, View Sunset At Tashi Viewpoint, Discover Lal Bazaar.

Best time to visit: October to mid-December.

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Domestic Airport in West Bengal.

14. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a piece of paradise and boasts of the mesmerizing natural landscape and old-world charm. With pine valleys, flower meadows, cascading rivers and misty mountains, it offers travellers peace and serenity. The Scottish and Victorian architecture will remind of the colonial times. It was a favourite amongst the colonial British who would often come here during summers. Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls and the Daikund peak are the top tourist attractions here. Get away from the monotonous city life to spend some moments in the lap of nature.

Things to do: Boating on the Chamera Lake, Trekking at the DainKund Hill, Visit the Rock Garden, Shopping at Gandhi Chowk, Drive through Garam Sadak, Visit the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dine at Café Dalhousie, Paragliding, Horse Riding, Camping, Upper Bakrota Loop Walk.

Best time to visit: March to June.

Nearest Airport: Pathankot Airport.

15. Alleppey, Kerala

Alleppey, Kerala
Alleppey, Kerala

Kerala is often called God’s own land and Alleppey could be a reason behind it. Experience the best of Kerala’s backwaters in Alleppey, one of the best tourist attractions in India. You will be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of this place. Nestled between canals and waterways, it is fondly referred to as the ‘Venice of East’. It is considered to be the oldest planned town of the region and you will be impressed by its picturesque lakes, canals and lagoons flanked by the rice paddies and palms. Hire a houseboat and float along the waterways gazing over paddy fields and simple village life along the banks. If you love taking photographs, get ready to click some captivating pictures with a vivid background.

Things to do: Enjoy your stay at Houseboat, Explore your religious side, Rejuvenate yourself Ayurvedic massage and Spa in Alleppey, Enjoy wonderful food in Alleppey, View gorgeous sunset in Alleppey, Visit Revi Karunakaran Museum, Watch Snake Boat Race, Enjoy the Nehru boat race every monsoon in Alleppey, Visit Karumadikuttan Statue.

Best time to visit: November to February.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport in Kochi.

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16. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

A UNESCO world heritage site, the Khajuraho group of temples were built around the 1st century AD by Chandela Rajput. It is famed far and wide for its erotic stone carvings and sculptures depicting deities, animals and mythical creatures. The western group of temples, in particular, contains some of the finest temple art in the world. The temples are a remarkable example of the Hindu Nagara style of architecture. Located against the beautiful backdrop of the Vindhya Range of mountains, Khajuraho is a fascinating destination to visit in India.

Things to do: Explore Temples of Khajuraho, Witness Wildlife and Nature at Panna National Park, Enjoy the Dance Festival, Visit State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art, Explore Raneh Falls Canyon, contemplate in the Beauty of Pandav Waterfall, Take a Visit to Ajaigarh Fort, Experience Ayurvedic Spa at Ayur Arogyam, Explore the Ruins of Mastani Mahal, Enjoy Jungle Safari at Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary.

Best time to visit: October to February.

Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport.

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17. Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Aurangabad, Maharashtra

A historical city located in the Maharashtra state of India, Aurangabad is mostly popular for Ajanta and Ellora caves. Several dynasties have ruled the city in the past and you will find many architectural marvels reminding the tales of these empires. Boasting a rich heritage and plenty of historical monuments, Aurangabad is visited by both domestic and international tourists. Visit the Bibi ka Maqbara that reflects the architecture of the iconic Taj Mahal and houses the tomb of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s wife. Admire the intricate carvings of the fortified city gates such as Kala Darwaza and Rangeen Darwaza which offers a peek into the artistic skills of the artisans of ancient times. The cultural festival ‘Ellora Ajanta Festival’ is another reason to visit Aurangabad when the city comes alive with dance performances and cultural music in the backdrop of 1400 years old caves illuminated by glittering lights.

Things to do: Visit Bibi-qa-Maqbara, Green Leaf, Explore Aurangabad Caves, Siddarth Garden, Visit Bhadra Maruti Temple, Valley Of the Sufi Saints, Explore Ellora Caves, Ajanta Caves, Explore Jyothirlinga Grishneshwar temple.

Best time to visit: October to March.

Nearest Airport: Chikalthana Airport in Aurangabad.

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18. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, Kerala

The heart of Kerala, Munnar is famous for its rolling hills and endless tea plantations. It was the summer capital of British administration and many of these tea plantations were started under British rule. The low Western Ghats scenery with spice and tea plantations is magnificent and one often feels above the clouds with a veil of mist everywhere. Munnar is also the land of the Kurunji flower that blooms once in 12 years. A visit to the plantation is a must on your visit to this lovely hill station. The best time to visit is between September and May if you are looking for an idyllic vacation.

Things to do: Hike to the Anamudi Peak, Mountain Biking, Eravikulam National Park Safari, Rejuvenate at Lakkam Waterfalls, Rock Climbing, Visit Echo Point, Spend an Evening at Mattupetty Dam, Visit Thoovanam Falls, Enjoy Shikara Ride in Kundala Lake, Elephant Safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Rejuvenate With an Ayurvedic Spa, Visit the Tea Museum, Visit Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation.

Best time to visit: March to May and December to February.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport in Kochi.

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19. Andaman and Nicobar islands

Andaman and Nicobar islands
Andaman and Nicobar islands

A cluster of small islands, Andaman and Nicobar are famous for pristine beaches and unique water activities. Offering great opportunities for scuba diving, one can enjoy all kinds of water activities on the island. Home to vibrant coral reefs, it is the best place to experience the underwater world of aquatic lives. A group of more than 500 shimmering islands in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands are relatively unexplored which only adds to its enigmatic charm and lure thousands of tourists every year. ‘Radhanagar Beach’ on ‘Havelock Island’ is considered the best beach in Asia. It is a paradise for honeymooning couples who can be seen here walking hand-in-hand and enjoying nature.

Things to do: Discover the Sea Life with Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Visit the Limestone Caves in Baratang Island, Mangrove Kayaking at Mayabunder, Visit Radhanagar Beach, Visit the Famous Cellular Jail, Enjoy Barren Island Volcano Tour, Parasailing, Visit Forest Museum, Visit Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

Best time to visit: October to May.

Nearest Airport: Veer Savarkar International Airport or Port Blair Airport.

20. Meghalaya

Meghalaya
Meghalaya

Meghalaya is also known as the ‘Abode of Clouds’ and you will know the reason when you visit this place. With high hills, undulating streams and waterfalls, it is a land of mesmerizing scenic beauty that won’t cease captivate you. Located in the Northeastern part of India, Meghalaya separates Assam from the plains of Bangladesh and popular for its rocky cliffs and mysterious caves. A popular travel destination during monsoon, it is the wettest place on Earth. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram receive the maximum rainfall annually so if you love rain, you know where to travel on your vacation. Most of the rain falls between June and September creating numerous impressive waterfalls. See the best of what Meghalaya has to offer on your visit to India.

Things to do: Explore Cherrapunji, Visit Nohkalikai Waterfalls – India’s Tallest Plunge Waterfall, Living Root Bridges, Explore Mawlynnong Village – The Cleanest Village in Asia, Visit Nongkhnum Island, Wildlife encounter at Balpakram National Park, Visit Don Bosco Museum, Shopping at Police Bazar and Leh Duh Market, Play Golf in Shillong.

Best time to visit: March to July.

Nearest Airport: Umroi Airport in Shillong.

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Go Where is Hot in February to Escape the Wintry Blues

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

List of Top Places where is Hot in February:

1. BALI

Bali
Bali

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

Best time to go: November to April

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

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

2. THE MALDIVES

Maldives
Maldives

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

Best time to visit: December to April

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

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

3. MAURITIUS

MAURITIUS
MAURITIUS

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

Best time to visit: May-December

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

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

4. DUBAI

Dubai
Dubai

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

Best time to visit: November to March

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

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

5. THAILAND

Thailand
Thailand

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

The best time to visit: November to March

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

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

6. THE CARIBBEAN

CARIBBEAN
CARIBBEAN

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

Best time to visit:  November to April

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

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

7. CANARY ISLANDS

CANARY ISLANDS
CANARY ISLANDS

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

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

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

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

8. FLORIDA

FLORIDA
FLORIDA

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

Best time to visit: November to May

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

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

9. CAPE VERDE

CAPE VERDE
CAPE VERDE

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

Best time to visit: October to June

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

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

10. COLOMBO

COLOMBO
COLOMBO

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

Best time to visit: December to March

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

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

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

The Grand Canyon

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Most of the time we are talking about the man-made wonders of the world but if we look around ourselves we will be acquainted with a vast number of natural wonders that are genuine proof that Mother Nature is equally talented in terms of producing some remarkable landmarks and bizarre phenomenon that had kept the people awestruck since ages.

The natural wonders of the world may be found in different countries across the globe and the masterpieces range from the greatest heights to deepest depths or some of the most astounding landscapes that are unfathomable. Though you will find wonderful artwork of nature anywhere you go but these seven sites are unanimously selected to be called the seven natural wonders of the world.

1. The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon, Arizona

This 277 miles long Grand Canyon, located in Arizona, USA is truly breathtaking. This canyon goes up to a mile deep and is around 18 miles at its broadest point. The formation of this canyon is laid upon the unobstructed course of the Colorado River. Though access to the edge of the canyon has been restricted for the tourists in recent years yet it is the favourite destination of the tourists who inundate this place in large numbers.

Max depth1,857 m
LocationArizona, U.S
Width4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29.0 km)
Floor elevationapprox. 2,600 feet (800 m )

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2. Paricutin Volcano, Mexico

Paricutin Valcano, Mexico
Paricutin Volcano, Mexico

Though Paricutin is not known by many people but then also it keeps its visitors bewildered who come to witness this astonishing natural phenomenon for the first time. It is actually a cinder cone volcano located in the Michoacan city of Mexico.

This particular volcano has owned a place of predominance among others in the world due to the fact that scientists were able to trace every stage of this volcano right from eruption to extinction. During the period of 1940s and 1950s, the visitors and local residents were able to observe this volcano growing from a cleft in a field to a mountain with a height of 1391 ft. This volcano erupted last in 1952.

Last eruption1952
Elevation2,800 m
First ascent1943
Prominence208 m
Parent rangeTrans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

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3. Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Northern Lights

This bizarre natural phenomenon seen at both the polar regions of the earth is denoted as the Northern or Southern Lights. This aurora could be witnessed from many parts of the world, especially the places at higher altitudes are more likely to see this magnificent prevalence that is created due to the charging of the cosmic particles that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and gets split into various colours exhibiting a beautiful display of painted sky. Though the reference of these natural lights could be found in many mythological sources and various supernatural stories that have been linked to them, yet it has kept the people bewildered all over the world about their existence.

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4. Victoria Falls, Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Zambezi River creates a marvelous effect as it cascades down at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe to a depth of 355 feet with a thunderous sound and blurring cloud of water droplets hitting the ground. This Victoria fall was named after the reigning Queen Victoria but is still locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders. If we take into account both the aspects of width and depth together as a whole then Victoria Falls qualify to be the largest in the world.

AddressMosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Elevation885 m
Height108 m
HoursOpen ⋅ Closes 6 PM

Average flow rate1088 m3/s (38,430 cu ft/s)

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5. Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

Guanabara Bay is endowed with a rich treasure of around 100 islands that have attributed to the beauty and striking ambiance of a vivacious and varied eco-system. Few islands to mention are Villegagnon Island, the site of Brazillian Naval School and the car-free Paqueta Island. With the urbanization of this place over the recent years, the beauty and fascination of the environment have been hampered to a great degree but things have been brought back to shape and form after legislation laid in Rio to protect and return the natural charm of the bay as it is most famous of the worlds’ seven natural wonders.

Area412 km²
Mean depth8 m
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ocean/sea sourceAtlantic Ocean

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6. Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is made up of around 3000 natural reefs and around 1000 islands stretched over an extent of 1400 miles. This massive natural phenomenon is hard to believe and requires a genuine visit to behold this breathtaking sight. Though the Great Wall of China is believed to be visible from space the evidence that has been found in real are of this Great Barrier Reef as the astronauts and scientists have been able to capture the images of this reef from space. The reef is a universally recognized attraction of Australia and hence great measures are taken every year to protect this delicate reef and its species from the wear and tear of the atmospheric conditions.

Area348,700 km²
UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription1981

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7. Mount Everest

Mount Everest
Mount Everest

How could we not include the globally recognized highest point in the world, Mount Everest, in the list of natural wonders of the world? Standing tall at 29,029 feet it is considered the best among the rest if we talk about the highest mountains in terms of elevation and importance. It took more than three decades for the mountaineers to scale Mount Everest and it was finally done when Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary managed to reach the peak in 1953. Though covering Mount Everest is not an impregnable goal as it was earlier but it still requires real guts to do so even now.

Elevation8,848 m
First ascent29 May 1953
Prominence8,848 m
First ascendersEdmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay
Mountain rangeHimalayas, Mahalangur Himal

Five Favourite Spring Breaks For 2020

Winters will fade away soon and though that’s sad, but not heart-breaking for a traveller, for a traveller knows there are umpteen destinations, ever newer ones that can be extremely exciting and rewarding. So, now we wait for spring and very soon we spring into action to escape into the places good for a spring break.

So aren’t you all excited to enjoy a milder climate and explore exquisite sceneries? The crucial part is there is so much to choose from, it can be impossible from where to start from.cheap flight Deal So here are the top five:

Discover South Morocco

South Morocco
South Morocco

Morocco and spring are inseparable, especially if it’s topped with a suitable climate and well-scented oranges thriving everywhere. You will surely hear the Atlas Mountains calling out among the blooming flowers after the snow has melted. Do step into the souks and the chance to explore few petite villages away from the crowded trail. During afternoons try out a hamam in Essaouira as well as enjoy a camel ride in the Sahara.

Soak in the Spirit of Sicily

Soak in the Spirit of Sicily
Soak in the Spirit of Sicily

Walking in Sicily is quite blissful as you avoid the crammed streets of Taormina. The temperature is yet to reach its peak during March and April and the tourists are yet to flock into the city. Easter is the most anticipated event for Sicilians, it is marked with rituals and celebrations.

Ecstatic processions weave their way through the cobbled streets towards a parish church. No wonder, food-lovers find the city overflowing during such times. Make sure you try out the Cassata cake and Marzipan. Everything is truly mouth-watering!

Discover Sailing in Cuba

Discover Sailing in Cuba
Discover Sailing in Cuba

Cuba is also fantastic during the spring season. Before the mercury soars in summer, enjoy discovering an archipelago comprising of 350 uninhabited atolls and several cultural features. Get close to the marine as well as encounter wildlife as you sail out far into the natural wonders around that place. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear waters; encounter striking reefs while snorkelling and take in the incredible vibe of Cuba.

A lot of Biking, Kayaking and Hiking in Cambodia

A LOT OF BIKING, KAYAKING AND HIKING IN CAMBODIA
A LOT OF BIKING, KAYAKING AND HIKING IN CAMBODIA

The vigorous culture of Cambodia springs up to life in the middle of February and April, when the locals celebrate their New Year. If you are on the spot at that time, you can admire various rituals and water blessings being carried out at the shrines. Look out for a cycling tour of the town that takes you through isolated villages where you get to stay in a nice little town of Kratie.

Ultimately, Northern Brazil

Ultimately, Northern Brazil
Ultimately, Northern Brazil

There cannot be an excellent time for exploring Brazil afresh. Even after the Olympic Games, the country has seen an enormous boom in infrastructure, making Brazil more tourist-friendly than ever.

To get soaked into something new, embark towards north Brazil. You will surely discover the implausible city of Rio, before drowning in the party-town of Salvador, or trekking through the impressive Chapada do Diamantina national park. Among all such adventure, do not forget to stopover at the exceptional town of Jericoacoara.