November 2015

Best affordable foreign trips from India

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You have a vacation and want to travel abroad but have a budget constraint? Not to worry because you have many options to travel to an international destination at very affordable prices.

For the beach lovers Sri Lanka is a very good option. Many of us forget about this beautiful place when we plan for a foreign trip. Sri Lanka has a rich heritage and is famous for its white beaches. Being an island, it has some of the best beaches like Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna. Water activities like kayaking, parasailing, skiing, surfing are present for the adventurous crowd. Sri Lanka’s culture dates back to many centuries ago and has some of the most beautiful and oldest palaces, temples, monasteries. The breathtaking landscapes and aromatic tea estates are a visual treat.


Thailand is one of the cheapest international places to visit from India with the flying tickets being very economical. Thailand is known for its prismatic beauty and its world famous cuisine. From intriguing buddhist temples to fascinating beaches and sceneries, Thailand is a must visit once in a life time. Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Krabi are some of the places not to be missed in Thailand. Bangkok is embellished with Buddhist temples everywhere in the city. It also has markets where you can buy anything at a low price.

Malaysia has an eclectic mix of cultures from the Malay, Chinese and Indians making it an interesting place to visit. This gastronomical place has some of the most amazing rain forests, shopping malls, islands, beaches. Some of these spectacular islands are Sipadan Island, Langkawai, Pulau Perhentian, Tioman Island. There is also unlimited entertainment at Genting Island, Petronas Towers, Gunung Mulu National Park, Batu caves and many more. There is everything for everybody in Malaysia.

Indonesia with its vast greenery and splendid beauty is another place to visit with affordable price. Their hindu temples and monuments are truly mesmerizing. Each of these structures are a beauty to gape at. The rich flora and fauna add to the attractiveness of the place. They have some of the largest tropical forests. The beaches are clear and pure. It is the land of volcanoes. You can have a tour of these volcanoes with a beautiful mountainous background. The spas in Indonesia are world famous. Bromo Mountain, Komodo Island, South Sumatra, Bali are some places to visit in Indonesia.

Dubai is the city of sky scrappers and shopping. Nobody would really want to miss visiting Dubai. This ultra modern city has some of the world’s best architecture. With its dazzling scrappers to sparkling roads and luxurious hotels and resorts, Dubai is a lovely tourist destination. This shopping capital has an abundant number of shopping malls and anything under the sun is available here. From cars, clothing, jewelry, electronics, sporting equipments are all available at any range of price. Visitors throng Souks, which are small market places. Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek, Wild Wadi Water Park are some places to visit in Dubai.

Things to do in Interlaken

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Interlaken is a resort town in Bernese Oberland in Switzerland situated between lakes Thun and Brienz and alongside the Aare river that flows between these two lakes. It is one of the most famous international destinations. The presence of it in the Alps makes it a heavenly place to visit and is the main get away to mountains and lakes of this region. Interlaken is an exotic place for all kind of tourists who love adventure and the ones who admire nature. The list of things one can do in Interlaken is exhaustive both in summer and winter seasons. We will see some of the most important places to visit and the things to do here.
InterlakenFor the best Alps view in Switzerland, you can take aday trip from Lucerne. While riding the rack railway you can get a magnificentview of beautiful landscape of Mts.Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau sprinkled with small villages. A train trip to the Jungfraujoch station is totally an unforgettable experience. The train ride through the Alps is so overwhelming and the walk through the palace of ice is equally good. The Giessbach falls, which falls from a tremendous height creates a beautiful scene when it joins the tranquil waters of Lake Brienz. You can go to terrace of Grand Hotel Giessbach to get this splendid view. A riverside walk on the path running beside the river Aare on a warm day to get away from the busy crowd is very refreshing. Harder Klum is the center point for wonderful views of Brienz and Thun Lakes and the entire the Jungfrau region. Interlaken Castle has its setting in a beautiful location with gardens at the entrance and mountains at the backdrop. This castle features the Tin Figure Exhibition. Hoheweg is the main street in Interlaken that stretches from central square to the east. This street has many hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops. You can take a stroll along this street and keep yourself entertained. Hoheweg is the shopping and entertainment centre. You could also get fantastic views of the Jungfrau mountains from here. Hohematte is a meadow present in the middle of Interlaken. Views of mountains from here are stunning and this place is filled with splendid flowers and holds many sporting activities like paragliding. The casino Kursaal is built in a very beautiful location amidst eye soothing gardens, fountains and magnificent mountains at the backdrop. It is definitely worth a visit to view this splendid scenery even if you do not intend to gamble at the casino. Unterseen is a historic place with wooden buildings and has countryside charm. This place is slow paced with peaceful hotels and restaurants serving Swiss food. There are cruise trips on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz which have special themes with entertainment that you can enjoy. You could either take a half day trip or a full day as per what you would like see. Lake Thun has churches, fortresses, farmhouses and castles. Lake Brienz has pristine water and a beautiful setting that is surrounded by mountains and waterfall. Many adventurous activities like canoeing, rafting, paragliding, parasailing, skiing, hiking, hang gliding, sledging are prevalent here for all age groups.

With a zillion things to do and see in Interlaken surely you would have a memorable trip.

Top 5 Best Places to Honeymoon in Hawaii

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A wedding is a celebration of sorts with traditions and customs, undoubtedly beautiful but terribly tiring as well. Particularly the fact that so little time is spent with your spouse planning for the wedding is flustering. The whole procedure can be emotionally, mentally and physically taxing. The ideal time to unwind and have a fantastic time with your partner is to go on a honeymoon and get to know him/her better.

The perfect setting for the flawless honeymoon is the right combination of peace, privacy and scenic beauty. This and more defines Hawaii, a land where romance is at every corner. It has the quintessential balance of serenity, solitude and picture perfect landscape that can awe every visitor. Honeymoons take place here in many forms from cottage rentals and resorts to elaborate luxury cruises. Given below is the list of the best places to enjoy your honeymoon.hawai

The Four Seasons Resort Hualali

This resort is the best in Hawaii for a romantic getaway. There are outdoor showers, private lanais and not to mention several secluded atmospheric rooms to enjoy some alone time with your partner. Romance packages at the Four Seasons include couples spa treatment, breakfast in bed, portrait photography session and wine, of course.

NOTE- Check out the adventure sports and outdoor activities like snorkelling with an underwater scooter, paddle boarding and outrigger canoeing.

The Fairmont Orchid

The scenic beauty of the Fairmont Orchid is spellbinding. With over 32 acres of perfectly manicured grass along the great pacific, this resort offers the best view. You can lounge in a hale which overlooks the waterfalls and a koi pond. There is also the facility to get a outdoor Waterfall Massage by an expert masseur.

NOTE- This resort has a 10,000 square foot swimming pool, 10 tennis courts and 2 championship golf courses and a lagoon as well. Make the most of it!

Ko’a Kea

This one is for the nature lovers. Quietly tucked in the Poipu Beach, this resort has special rooms just for couples. Each room is equipped with dual showerheads and feature lanais, most of them with outstanding views.

NOTE- They offer a rental car to explore the island. Also they provide a charming dinner at The Red Salt, Kaui’s best hotel.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa:

Among the leading honeymoon resorts of Hawaii, The Hyatt Regency Resort is everything exotic you can think of. It has African penguins in the lobby, a sensuous spa treatment and stargazing sessions on the rooftop scopes which are powerful enough to see Saturn’s rings. Its honeymoon package consists of a culinary class with the chef, rental cars and on-property luau.

NOTE- You can snorkel in the West Maui coast, dive into the waterfall fed pools, learn to make floral lei and even learn to hula.

Un-Cruise Adventurers

This company offers 7 day cruises between the months of November and April. The highlight about the cruise is that not more than 36 people are allowed on the Hawaiian cruise aboard the outsized yacht. The Kailua-Kona coasts of Hawaii and Maui, Molokai and Lanai are covered during the cruise bringing you in close quarters with the marine life.

NOTE- Several kayaks, snorkel equipment and paddle boats are available on board in case you are in the mood to indulge in water sports. The fare of the cruise includes a complimentary massage as well.

World’s Best Islands

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The world is a perfect place with diverse destinations around every corner to rejuvenate and revive the human soul. The word holiday by itself stirs up joy iSkopelos island, Greecen our minds. Among all the wonderful holidays you could ever have, beach holidays are the best. There cannot be one person complaining of a perfect beach holiday. Everybody loves the sea, sand and the sun. It is the only place where you can get dirty and still have the time of your life. Talking about beach holidays, here are some amazing island destinations to motivate you on a perfect beach holiday.

Beach holidays:

There could be no other place like a beautiful island to spend your holiday. A crystal clear beach and a platter of seafood is a dream come true. Here are some of the beach destinations if you consider spending your holiday season at the seafront, snorkeling and all.

Skopelos Island, Greece:

Nothing could be more pleasant than a fine Greek holiday. Skopelos Island is a perfect place for every visitor. It’s tranquil hilltop havens, clear beaches and authentic Greek cuisine is a magical combination. If you want to have a silent vacation free from buzzing tourists, then this is the ideal spot for you. This place has little visitors and it is yet the most enjoyable place for a quick vacation.

Canary Islands, Spain:

This is an amazing archipelago of seven unique islands distinguished from each other with different personalities. This place has a pleasant year-round climate ideal for year-round holidays. These are a group of volcanic islands with breathtaking panoramic views and sandy beaches. Each island has an airport for easy access. They have exotic spa retreats as part of holiday packages.

Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia:

Bora Bora, the pearl of the Pacific is indeed a dream destination to most of the travel enthusiasts. The pristine cerulean waters, the exclusive over the water bungalows hovering over the lagoons, the magnificent Mount Otemanu, the lush green volcano surrounded by beautiful islands, all of this sounds like a fairy tale. This is what Bora Bora is all about. It ranks #2 in the world’s best places to visit and the best and the most expensive honeymoon destinations. How cool is that? Here are some travel tips to help you discover Bora Bora, the most beautiful island in the world. As Bora Bora is a very expensive place, the best thing to do is to visit off-season when the rates will be comparatively less than the usual seasonal rates. This way it would be more affordable for you to have a comfortable stay and enjoy all the goodness of the island without burning a hole in your pocket. The best off-season to visit is between December and March.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India:

These are a vast group of about 300 islands dotting the Bay of Bengal so brilliantly. This magical archipelago is one of a kind with its exotic white, sandy beaches lined with palm trees, extraordinary mangrove backwaters and lively rainforests deep inside. The islands have no bounds for entertainment with fishing, scuba diving, skiing, water-surfing, Oceanside camping and hiking as well. Not to mention it has the most wonderful grounds of coral reefs that is home to some of the exotic species of sharks and stingrays. It is indeed the most visited island in all of India.

Places to Travel in December

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The month December is the season of festivities and fun. The most welcomed break from our routine, at the end of the year with Christmas and New Year just around the corner. It is the time with family and friends. Some like to spend this precious quality time at home and some like to have an exciting vacation. For those looking for a vacation here are few places you should not miss during this fabulous December month.


To start with, one of the best places to travel in December would be Goa. Goa is the land of beaches and shores. With its beautiful, vast seas and pristine water, Goa is one of the best destinations in India for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The famous Sunburn festival happens here during December which is the Asia’s largest music festival. Sunburn is an electronic dance music festival that is held in the beach with multiple stages with artists playing simultaneously. You can welcome the New Year in a party style here.

To beat the winter chill you can escape to Rio de Janerio. The mighty Copacabana beach has the best party for New Year in Rio. Many pack their bags to this party crazy destination. If you want to stay away from the crowd, there are serene beaches to spend some time for yourself or the enchanting firework display to keep you entertained.

Australia, famous for its Sydney Opera House looks spectacular during the Christmas season. There are some stunning fireworks display across the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the New Year’s Eve which can not be missed no matter where you are in the city. For the foodies you can hop to Tasmania which has Taste Festival. There is also Woodford Folk festival in Queensland which is the Australia’s biggest cultural festival.

Cruising around Hawaii and Mexico is fantastic during December. It is the best family vacation one can look forward to. The weather is excellent around this time of the year. To add to it the Christmas glitter and pomp is a big bonus for all and there are many things to do in a cruise. Spending time in Cancun, Mexico in a beautiful resort is very relaxing with a very nice weather. They have white sand beaches that are a visual treat.

Phuket in Thailand has the most popular regatta during December to celebrate the King of Thailand’s birthday. It is an island with many beach towns, each of these being unique in its own way. If you travel a little further you can go to the best diving destination, Similan Islands. This place is mostly done with rains by December and has clear skies and calm seas and is very inviting for the adventurous divers.

If you want to ski in the snow then head to Colorado. Some of the best ski resorts are present in Colorado which has powder snow. By December it would get sufficient snow for skiing. You can go to Vail, Squaw Valley or Jackson Hole. Also there are breathtaking hot springs in Glenwood Springs.

Last but not the least and if you do not mind the chillness, getaway to New York. With the Christmas and New Year in the season, the whole city is brightly decked up with exquisite lights and decorations. The ice skating in Rockefeller Center is a must during this season.