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Places to visit in Auli

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Auli located in Uttaranchal is considered one of the best skiing destinations in India. So if you love skiing then you cannot afford to give visiting Auli a miss. It is situated in Chamoli district of the Garhwal region. One always feels closer to Nature especially in higher altitudes and nature lovers can relax here at an elevation from 2519 meters to 3050 meters above sea level. The place is naturally blessed with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain ranges from all angles and therefore becomes the preferred choice for professional skiers.

Every year this place attracts tourists and skiing aficionados from India and all parts of the world. While we do know Auli is a must see tourist spot, we shall take you through the place and help you with all that you wanted to know about it.

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This is just 3 km from Auli and you shall experience the scenic beauties of the Himalayan ranges from here. This place personifies Mother Nature in her peak youth with lush green pastures during the spring time and shades of ageing notices when snow sheets clad up during winter. Gurso Bugyal has large acres of forest land that are predominantly occupied by Oak and conifer trees.

Chattrakund

This is the smartest choice one can ever make to get away from the routine fast paced life. Chattrakund gives you a sip of Nature’s purity with the likes of the Chattrakund lake that holds crystal clear water. So if you are looking for some breath of freshness coupled with innermost fairy tale fantasies then Chattrakund is something you have to eagerly watch out for.

Kwani Bugyal

The Kwani Bugyal is a hot favourite among Trekkers. It is located 12 kms from Gurso Bugyal at about 3380 meters above sea level. The ideal time to visit Kwani Bugyal is June and September.

Auli Artificial Lake

One of the world’s largest man made lake that has been developed to create artificial snow on the ski slopes. A wonderful place with mesmerizing locales is made to recharge every tourist with full energy.

Joshimath

Joshimath is a pilgrimage site and it holds its spiritual relevance since the 8th century. It is said that Adi Shankaracharya had established one of the four Peethas here.

Trishul peak

The Trishul Peak is one of the most preferred destinations for photographers, adventurists and Nature Lovers. It is best to catch a glimpse of this place during sunrise. It is great to ski and enjoy the scenic beauty. Trishul peak is located at an altitude of 3049 meters above sea level. It is good to visit around November and March. Trishul peak is also famous for Nanda Devi National Park, Roopkund which is a spiritual lake on the foot of the mountains. This lake is popularly called Mystery Lake as several human skeletons and horses were found. The peak is just perfect for professional skiers and trekkers.

Auli Overview

Auli is often referred as the paradise of Uttarkhand. It is encircled with snow clad peaks, enchanting ski resorts and surrounded by the Himalayan bounties. On the other side, the place has some intriguing Coniferous forests and bright apple orchards that shine like an stones during the silvery white snow miracles. One can walk through the foggy slopes to experience the lofty mountain ranges of the Nanda Devi, Mana Paravat and Kamat.

How can you reach Auli?

You can reach Auli by air by touching Dehradun which is 279 km from Auli.

You can alight at Haridwar station if you come by train. Haridwar is about 273 km from the hill station.

If you decide to come by car , then Joshimath is the nearest point. It is just 16 km from from the place. There are many state run buses that can also take you to nearby tourists spots like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun.

Best things to do in Brussels

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Brussels is a vibrant city that the social, political, cultural, and economic capital of the Flanders region of Belgium. It is also the most visited city with lots of fun spots and landmarks to visit.
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This is a world famous cute chubby sculpture designed by Jerome Duquesnoy. It is actually a small fountain piece located at the Corner of rue de l’Etuve and rue Chêne. Though he is usually naked, he has an enormous wardrobe of over 600 outfits enclosed in the City Museum at Grand Place.

 

Grand Place Brussels Tow Hall:
It is today the main market square, though not in the olden days. It was only a small swamp between two brooks which was called ‘Broek Sella’ from which the name Brussels was derived. It developed into a commercial and political centre after the Town Hall was built. This place has its ancient touch with the rows of guild houses and cobbled streets. The best time to visit this place would be between March and October. The flower markets will be open during these months and once in every two years, they put on a 3,200 square feet colourful tapestry made with over 750,000 Begonias. The next celebration is in 2016 and is scheduled to be held on the third week of August. All visitors will be welcomed with live concerts and light shows. The place is flooded with local cafés and bars.

Hotel de Ville:
It is located at the Grand Place, Town Hall. It is one of the ancient structures of the city. It is an amazing example of gothic architecture that has some fine sculptures. The building also consists of a 96 metre high Brabantine Gothic Tower from which you can see the amazing views of the city market.

 Maison du Roi City Museum:
It is also located in Grand Place, just in front of the Town Hall. This is a three storey structure that is also called the King’s House, though none of the royalties ever lived here. It is also called the Bread House as this was the place where the bread market operated before hundreds of years. This museum contains the historical artifacts of Brussels including the colourful 600 outfits of Manneken Pis wardrobe.

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Rue de Sables:
It is the Belgian Comic Strip Center, the home to the renowned cartoon character Tin Tin. It is   the only comic strip centre in the world to have a large number of comic strip artists. It is located in the Waucquez Warehouse that was designed by Victor Horta. Here you can get a glance of the entire life of a comic character from the development of the concept to the final product.

 Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts – Royal Museums of Fine Arts:
This is where the art and culture of Brussels unfolds. This museum has two different sections. One is the Museum of Ancient Art and the other is the Museum of Modern Art added in the recent years. The first one was built by Napoleon and it has all the ancient art of the Flemish region. The second one has eight floors including underground sections. The entire museum houses all the art collections that comprise of paintings, sculptures and drawings of more than 600 years.

King Baudoin Stadium and the Atomium:

Formerly known as Heysel Park, this stadium encloses a stunning structure called the Atomium designed by Andre Waterkeyn. It is an incredible depiction of an iron molecule. It is an amazing 335 ft model that was erected to commemorate the start of Atomic age in the year 1958. It is made up of large steel spheres interconnected using tupes. It has a glass-roofed lift on the inside that takes visitors in just 23 seconds to the top.

 Bruparck, Mini-Europe:

It is situated nest to the Atomium. It is a beautiful park that extends to 25 hectare. It has a lot of hot spots including the Kinepolis cinema complex, a planetarium, L’Oceade Water Park and several other amusements with a group of cafés. It is called the mini-Europe as it has several miniature models of Europe’s famous buildings located in this place called ‘The Village’.

Fun Things To Do in Cagayan de Oro City

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Cagayan de Oro is the second largest competitive city in the Philippines with a whole lot of scope to emerge to new heights in the near future. This city blooms to vibe on certain special occasions where you will be able to capture the life around in its best. The best time to visit the city is preferably the month of August as it has some amazing surprises in store for curious travelers. Here are the top fun things you can’t afford to miss.

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  1. Annual Kagay-an Festival:

This festival is celebrated on the 28th of August each year. The best part of this is the Kumbira, the largest culinary festival to treat your taste buds. It is the time of the year when you can forget about your diet and munch on every delicacy you find interesting.

  1. Tsada Kagay-an City Tour:

This is an enchanting bird’s eye view of the entire city from an AC coaster for about 4 hours. You will have a tour guide and a tour coordinator to assist you. You can learn about the history of the city while you come across the important landmarks. You will be offered complimentary sweets treats and beverages too. This tour covers all of the renowned places such as the Plaza Divisoria, Gaston Park, St Augustine Cathedral, City Museum, Cogon market and much more fascinating places to amuse you.

  1. Adventure sports:

Cagayan de Oro is titled the Whitewater Rafting capital of Philippines with its vivid water rafting adventures amidst the picturesque landscapes. White water rafting course is a 3-hour rafting adventure on the Cagayan de Oro River. A beginner course, advanced course and an extreme course are available. Another thrilling experience is the Night Whitewater Rafting to increase the adrenaline. It is best enjoyed on a full moon when you can experience the life of the clear river under the moon light. If these are not enough, canyoneering and river trekking are other adventures you can enjoy. Another range of sports is the Zipline Adventures at the Jatico Extreme Adrenaline Adventure at the Barangay Bayanga, Mapawa Nature’s Park at Barangay Cugman, Barangay Bugo which was awarded the city’s most child-friendly Barangay, whereas Cagayan de Oro is awarded as the most child-friendly municipality and city. Airsoft is another thrilling fun sport. It is a firearm shooting game that has gained popularity recently.

  1. Night café:

This is the best place to find everything at the cheapest rates. It is a great place to meet all sorts of people and enjoy some live music and have some great food like the Sinuglaw, a local delicacy, to quench your appetite.

  1. Malasag Eco-tourism and Gardens:

This is a wonderful way to retreat after a tiresome day in the city. You can explore the culture of local tribes and enjoy nature at its best.

Apart from all the fascinating places, fun-filled adventures and tongue tickling food, the city opens the gates to all the hungry shopaholics. The place boasts of several world class shopping malls that offer anything and everything to curious shoppers.

Sightseeing in Horsley Hills

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Horsley Hills, located at the southwestern border of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka is called the “Andra Ooty” for the salubrious climate that enhances the senses. The panoramic views and a pleasant climate with its rich flora and fauna make it one of the most visited places by tourists from all over India. Its rich deciduous forest comprises of trees like Eucalyptus, Mahogany, Silver Oak, Gulmohar, Allamanda, Red Sanders and Sandalwood. It also has a vast area covered by coffee. The thick forest also is a home to a variety of wild animals and birds like panthers, sambar deer, wildboars, porcupines, antelopes and bears. The availability of ample water resources make it a frequent visited spot for several migratory birds like red throated flycatcher, blue headed rock thrush and the great Indian bustard. The encompassing tranquility, refreshing aroma of the eucalyptus trees and the songs of the exotic birds take you to nature’s lap and soothes your tired mind. There are several other sightseeing attractions that wait to be explored by tourists.
1.   Environmental park:
The park is a green oasis embarking several rare trees, coffee plants, a crocodile preserve, a nature study centre and a zoo. The most awesome wonder is the Lake Mansarovar next to the environmental centre. There is a museum that also exhibits wildlife videos in addition to the library.
2.  View Point:
It is the highest point that displays a spectacular view of hillocks, terrain, lakes and all the forests below. The top attraction is to view the beautiful sunset from this point of the hill.
3.  Lake Gangotri and Lake Mansarovar:
These lakes are situated at the entrance of the hills. The study centre is located next to the Lake Mansarovar offering a stunning view.
4.  Kalyani tree:
It is a 149 year old Eucalyptus tree named as Kalyani. It was planted by WH Horsley in the year 1859 and it is a must see.
5. Thimmamma Marimmanu Banyan Tree:
It is the world’s largest banyan tree located near Horsley Hills. It holds the Guinness Record for the world’s biggest banyan tree.
6. Gali Bandalu:
It is a rocky slope made of a single rock. It is called the windy rock as the wind keeps blowing all through the day. It is at a distance of 1km from Horsley Hill bus depot.
7. Adventure sports:
In addition to all the wonderful tourist spots inspired by nature, there are several adventure activities like trekking, rope sliding, zorbing and rappelling. Some high rope activities include the rope sliding, horizontal ladder, cobweb, Burma Bridge and earth quake. Other sports include archery, trampoline and shooting. A swimming pool is located amidst the scenic landscape and it is open for tourists from morning until 6pm in the evening.
 
Many famed temples are located close by and suitable for a traveler on a religious tour. The place holds the charm year round and accommodations are affordable with a complimentary breakfast. Delicious lunch buffets are reasonable and enjoyable. Music and camp fire is set on request with an additional cost. All that matters is for you to carry adequate money as there are no ATMs available on the hills.

Things to do in Denpasar Bali

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Denpasar is a world-famous tourist destination located in the Island of Bali. It offers a combination of the best sightseeing, tours and activities around every corner.
Several sightseeing tours give you an insight to the pace of life around the city. The locals are kind and helpful. Not to mention their spa treatments are world renowned. People throng to Denpasar just to get immersed in their detox spas delivered at the hand of trained locals with exotic ingredients. Water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, river rafting and tubing, whale watching and cultural tours are the extra treats to enhance your touring experience.  Here are some of the top tourist attractions to spend your time.
1.  Nusa Penida Island:
It is an ideal spot for diving and snorkeling. It is a small island with so much to offer to nature lovers and explorers. It is the best site for clear diving and a hot spot to spot some colourful corals, manta rays and other exotic fish. It has some decent accommodations and day tours that are affordable.
 
2.  Turtle conservation and education center, Serangan:
It serves as a worthy spot to visit. It is an informative place for nature enthusiasts. It is home to a large number of rescued turtles. Their knowledgeable staffs explain their job in rescuing turtle eggs, raising them and releasing them back in the ocean. It is a must-see place for kids to cultivate in them the quality of respecting these humble creatures.
3.  Dream Museum Zone:
This is a different fun zone that is engaging to both kids and adults alike. It is a 3D trick art museum where you get to click funny images of yourself in various poses. The friendly staff will guide you through the photo session to click the most interesting pictures of your life.
 
4. Sanur Beach:
The beach is filled with activity. There is a kite surfing school which is very cool. It is a good spot for sunbathing. It is a kid friendly destination fit for a family vacation. You can do a lot of fishing, swimming and dining at some of the good restaurants and cafés lining the beachfront.
 
5. Bali Dolphins, Sanur:
Here you get to touch, hold and cuddle some of the adorable dolphins. It is a unique experience to make your tour a memorable one. Their friendly trainer leads you through the tour to help you feed the dolphins.
 
6.  Sanur morning market:
It is a great place to shop some tropical fruits and vegetables. You can find all the fresh local produce. The place is tidy and well-maintained. Numerous food stalls sell quality street food and local delicacies. There are also cooking classes put up in regular intervals to entertain and educate the guests.
 
7.  Renon Square:
It is a famous local park which is a great place for exercising. Its clean surroundings with garden scapes make it a beautiful place for a picnic. The Dutch gallery and the monuments around are extra attractions.
 
8. Le Mayeur Museum:
It is a museum that displays all the famous works of the Belgian painter, La Mayeur. It is a spectacular place to experience the rich culture and tradition of Bali.
 
9. Bali Elephant Tour:
This is a great place for thrilling elephant safaris. You get to play with the small elephants and it is a great photo opportunity when the young elephants hug you. These elephants are saved from Sumatra and taken care of by trained mahouts. The Balinese buffet is clean and the best. You can also pick your favourite souvenirs from the shop inside the campus.

Top 5 destinations for Irish tourists

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Ireland, famously known as the “Emerald Isle” is a welcoming place for any visitor while being culturally rich. It sparkles the eyes of the Irish tourists with its nonchalant culture, affable people, often terrible yet captivating history and its uneven, adoring landscapes.   Historians look no further, for Ireland is a place not to be missed in their life time. It is a home for scholars and saints and boasts with the highest number of Nobel Prize winners for literature in the world. There are several destinations to visit in Ireland – from the Giant’s Causeway for celebrating the untouched natural beauty to windswept Cliffs of Moher to the Aran Island which is drenched with rains. For historians, there are several places that interest them. Some of them include the Hill of Tara inn Country Meath or Newgrange. Apart from these countryside and rocky attractions, Ireland has plenty to offer for its tourists to visit like the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College in Dublin.

Here’s a pick of top 5 destinations that is sure to interest every Irish tourist.

The Boyne Palace

Also known as Brú na Bóinne, The Boyne Palace- a designated world heritage site is situated in County Meath and nestles few of the most significant historic locations and monuments in Ireland. It is characterised by the huge megalithic historic passage tombs which are graves existing since ancient days – of Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth. These tombs are much older than both – The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and Stonehenge in England.

Killarney, Muckross House & Gardens, Co. Kerry

The 19th century Muckross House and Gardens is a must see destination for tourists that visit Kerry region. Situated nearby the shores of Muckross Lake, which is, one of the three Lakes of Killarney renowned across the globe, this former mansion drips the decorum and majesty of departed days. As a matter of fact, Queen Victoria once visited this mansion. Jaunting cars are the popular trips and horse in Killarney which takes the tourists around different places in style. Traditional farms that are adjacent to the mansion are also worth a visit for the tourists can know how the ordinary folks once lived in this destination.

The Giant’s Causeway

It is a costal destination that spreads across 40000 basalt columns closer to the town of Bushmills in County Antrim. This is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Northern Ireland. Folklores say that the place was created by an Irish giant called Finn MacCool which is, by far a myth yet offers more fun to believe whereas in reality, the Giant’s Causeway was a result of the volcanic eruptions that occurred millions of years ago. Regardless of the original way it came into existence, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the best destinations to walk through in the Northern Ireland.

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One of the most prestigious colleges in Ireland, The trinity college is also considered as the best university in Ireland. It is characterised by several century old majestic buildings and is way ahead of its rivals, architecturally. The college was found in the year 1592 by Queen Elizabeth of England.

Aran Islands

Aran Islands, a combined name for the tiny islands, any tour to Ireland is incomplete without visiting these small Islands Inishmaan, Inishmór, and Inisheer. These frozen-in-time and supernatural islands are renowned for their preservation of a rural presence predominantly constant, at least in terms of culture for many centuries. Though electricity may be available in the present times, the way the locales preserve the past in the way their ancestors did is simply astonishing.

Best time to visit Fiji

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Fiji – a beachside holiday retreat
Fiji – a place bestowed with high consistency in temperature throughout the year, can be visited anytime the traveller wants to. Fiji has a warm tropical climate ideal for beachside holidays and is one of the most sought after holiday destinations. The most ideal month for holidaying in Fiji is from late march through early December to enjoy the tropical weather to the fullest. The temperature attains its peak at 80 degree Fahrenheit while the challenging tropical storms are prevalent from November to April. Between July and September occurs the peak season wherein dry and sunny weather prevails. To witness the best of Fiji experience, it is ideal to visit Fiji anytime from July to September, but the challenge being sky-rocketing prices during this period of the year in Fiji. Fiji has short shoulder seasons starting from may and ends as early as end of June, yet it is the ideal time to visit Fiji since huge crowds are about to leave or already left Fiji.
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The mean high temperature of Fiji ranges from 28°C (83°F) during the austral winter which prevail in the month June through September to 31°C (88°F) during the summer months from December through March. Throughout the year, the average evenings in Fiji are warm and cosy with the temperature ranging from 21°C to 28°C (70°F-82°F). The current forecast of Fiji can be availed from the Fiji Meteorological Service (www.met.gov.fi).
Summers in Fiji
The local weather trends have become more unpredictable in the last two decades. Nevertheless, natives witness a cooler and more pleasant dry weather during the austral winter that begins from June through September. During these months, there is a consistency in winter trade wind blows, which brings in a typical tropical weather. Austral summer prevails from November through September wherein the season is warmer and more humid. An air-conditioned bungalow or a hotel room can prove to be a luxury for this season has some of the intense sun shines and rainfalls intermittently. Fortunately, these fluctuations last for not more than a day or two. Even if any of the traveller get caught into this, hotel experts and local people are always there to rescue their entrapped visitors.
Important things to consider
An important thing to note here is that higher the altitude, lower is the temperature. The traveller can expect to be welcomed by a cooler weather when going uphill than they would experience on the coast.
Selection of location in Fiji based on weather
It is also crucial to take into consideration, the part of Fiji Island to be visited. Since moist trade winds blow from the east often the high, mountainous islands on the eastern part seem to be wetter throughout the year than the western part of the island. Suva, a place nearby the south-eastern shore of Viti Levu receives significantly better rains than Nadi, on the dryer side of the Island. Hence, the western part of Viti Levu houses most of Fiji’s resorts.

The most popular holiday destinations in Brazil

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Brazil is a wonderful place for an amazing holiday. It is a vast country in South America with an enormous topography that makes it an ideal place for a memorable getaway. It has got a lot of exotic places to amuse every traveler. If you are crazy about travelling, then you got to visit Brazil at least once in your lifetime. It’s definitely worth it. Here is a list of all the most popular places around Brazil that will definitely give you an experience of liberty.ID-100268762

Rio de Janeiro:

It is a unique place in the world that is surrounded by innumerable attractions. It is located in the southeast part of Brazil. It is the land of world famous landmarks that include Christ the Redeemer Statue. It also hosts the famous carnival every year. It is surrounded by natural attractions like the popular Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains and the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. It gives you a fantastic gastronomic experience with an array of fresh native mouthwatering dishes.

Iguazu Falls:

It is a stunning waterfall located on the Iguazu River. This natural beauty offers a breathtaking view of the rich fauna and flora as it is present amidst a thick forest. It is located at the border that separates Brazil and Argentina.

Salvador:

It is one of the most popular destinations in Brazil. It is so famous around the world for its extravagant and vibrant carnival celebrations. The music and the colorful display will definitely steal your heart. It is the oldest city in America and it has a lot of beautiful beaches and a wonderful native cuisine.

Amazon River:

It is one of the most famous places in the world and a must see. It is located in Northwest Brazil and the city of Manaus serves as the gateway to the Amazon rainforest. The long river bordering the thick rainforest rich with exotic species of flora and fauna are incredibly attractive.

Recife:

It is one of the largest cities in Brazil. It has plenty of attractions. It has innumerable waterways from which it is popularly known as the Venice of Brazil. Its scenic beauty with a lot of old towns, islands, forests and rivers make it a favorite place among tourists.

Brasilia:

It is a modernized region of Brazil. It is located in the highlands of Brazil and is a popular destination among the tourists. It has an attractive infrastructure that makes it a highly visited city.

San Paulo:

It is located in the Southeast of Brazil. It is Brazil’s largest city with its enormous and stunning skyscrapers. It is a combination of forests and busy parks everywhere. It is the gastronomic capital of Brazil and has a vivid culture that has earned credits from tourists around the world.

These places are a must see and they make what Brazil really is. Several hotels and resorts are available in all of Brazil that offers a convenient stay. All-inclusive holiday packages are also available to make your holiday an interesting and memorable one.

Places to visit in summer 2015

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Summer is the perfect time to escape from a regular life and plunge into the holiday mood. It is the best time of the year when you can visit some of the awesome places around the world to have your ultimate blissful vacation. You can enjoy summer at a beautiful beach, a dainty village or a buzzing city. Here are a few places from around the world that are ideal for a perfect summer getaway.ID-10041151

Beach holidays:

There could be no other place like a beautiful island to spend your summer. A crystal clear beach and a platter of seafood is a dream come true. Here are some of the beach destinations if you consider to spend summer in a 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.

Village holidays:

Another way for a quick getaway is to visit some of the quaint villages. This gives you a great opportunity to mingle with local people and enjoy their native meals and learn their exotic culture.

San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy:

It is a small village nestled in the heart of Tuscany which is Italy’s wine country. It is medieval magic to move along the streets of this village. Enjoy local Tuscan red wine and homemade Italian pasta in the porch, watching the sunset over the silent farmlands.

Matera, Basilicata, Italy:

If you have an unbeatable love for architecture, then Matera is definitely a must see. You can’t afford to skip this wonder in the history of buildings. This is probably the only place to have so many cave homes that are directly carved into the rocks of the hills in that area. It is a famous site for Hollywood movies.

City holidays:

If you are a party maniac, then you must definitely go for the perfect city vacation to experience that adrenaline rush.

Quebec City, Canada:

Summer is a spectacular season in Quebec. The city comes alive with music and festivities everywhere. Innumerable street shops offer exotic delicacies at great prices. It is the time when music, dance, art, sports and competitions keep you entertaining throughout your holiday. Colorful fireworks and hot air balloon rides will definitely make your summer vacation much more interesting.

Botswana Travel Guide

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Botswana – one of Africa’s top destinations is a land-locked country situated in South Africa and is neighboured by South Africa, Namibia, Zamia and Zimbawawe. One of the most sought after destinations to experience a traditional wildlife safari, Botswana is renowned for its wildlife where places like Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Okavango Delta contain a huge concentration of game. A large part of the Kalahari Desert comes within the borders of Botswana and Botswana is also the home of the majority of San (Bushman) population in the world. Here’s a travel guide to Botswana which enables the travellers to celebrate the beauty of nature and wildlife at ease.

Okavango Delta

The centre of attraction for safari in Botswana is the evergreen jewel of the Okavango Delta, which is bordered by the rolling Savannah in the east and swarming elephant paradise of the Chobe.

Makgaikgadi saltpans and the semi-desert grasslands – Kalahari

Makgaikgadi saltpans and the semi-desert grasslands of the Kalahari are situated at the distant south of the delta. Some of the major attractions or must – do’s in the legendary wildlife are guided game drives, river cruises, nature walks, canoe trips or unleash the beauty of the wildlife by travelling on the backs of horses and elephants.

Chobe

The Chobe is home to the largest elephant population of Africa. It also has huge herds of buffalo, several antelope species, zebra, and with such plenty plains games, Botswana has an abundant population of top predators in Africa viz., leopards, hyenas, lions, and rare wild dogs. Even bird – watching in Botswana is special.

The saltpans and Kalahari scrubland

Situated in the south of the delta, the saltpans in Kalahari offer some of the unique experiences like authentic cultural expedition with the San (Africa’s first people) and quad biking. It is also the location for green season migration in Botswana that occurs every year from January to March based on the seasonal rainfall. Once the desert waterholes are filled with rain water, huge number of zebras and antelope migrate into the saltpans and Kalahari Scrubland area to prey on the fresh green grasses. This in turn causes the striking prey – predator exchanges since the resident lion brags constitute most of the visiting herds.

Travel Advice

Several tour and safari packages are available that ranges from outstanding luxury to rugged adventure, romantic honeymoons, and specialist safaris for ardent photographers. It’s a wonderful destination for multi-generational family holidays but not recommended for kids and toddlers. Here are some of the recommendations to make the best out of Botswana travel.

  • Customised tours are ideal to go private and also explore the beauty of Botswana to the extent possible
  • Refer the seasonal guide of Botswana Safari to know the ideal period of the year for visiting the Botswana
  • Read through some literature about the green season in order to celebrate the importance of visiting Botswana during green season.