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Located on the coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, this Tier-II city has a lot to offer other than just Bandhani (a type of sari). The city is one of the most developing cities of India, with a refinery plant inaugurated by Reliance Industries Limited in 1999. This city has everything from fancy pop culture to an exquisite taste in food and beverages.

The city is situated on the south of the Gulf of Kutch, with pleasant weather during the monsoons and chilly winters. It is the best time of the year to visit Jamnagar.

Places to visit in Jamnagar gujarat

Here are the things to do in Jamnagar:


1. Lakhota Lake

There is a lake situated in the centre of the city, Lakhota Lake, one of the hangout places in Jamnagar. One of the popular tourist destinations, Lakhota Lake was wholly responsible for providing water supply to the entire city. Although, the water supply from this lake has been immobilized for the past few decades as the construction of Ranjit Sagar Dam was commenced at the outskirts of the city.

The lake is in a circular shape that offers people to enjoy the scenic beauty while chit-chatting on the banks. A couple of years ago, the municipality of Jamnagar built a jogging track around this lake that offers the public to work out in the mornings and evenings at a minimal maintenance fee.

The best time of the day to visit this lake is during the night. Millions of stars reflecting on the still water face and the lamp posts repealing in the waterfront give the mind a calmness and peace longing for a long time.

2. Lakhota Palace and Museum

A small palace on the island at the center of the Lakhota lake, once belonged to the Maharaja of Nawanagar that has now turned into a museum which showcases sculptures, arms, and artifacts from the 9th to the 18th century. The palace itself is a tourist destination for people to engage in the craftsmanship consisting of European architecture and Indian carvings. A must visit to realize where Jamnagar comes from.

3. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary: A bird reserve located 10 km north-east of Jamnagar offers a natural habitat to some of the most exclusive birds like Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Purple Moorhen, Coot, Black-winged Stilt etc. A trip to this sanctuary is must for all the nature lovers and bird-watchers.

4. Darbargadh Palace

The most historical complex in Jamnagar was the old royal residence of Jam Saheb, the king of Nawanagar (now known as Jamnagar). This palace offers great cultural insights into the Indo-European style of architecture. The designing of this gigantic palace is European whereas the carvings and paintings/caricatures are from the roots of the Rajput dynasty of India.

5. Willingdon Crescent: When Raja Ranjit Singh returned from his European journey, he constructed the Willingdon Crescent which was inspired by famous markets in the major European cities. Today, it is the commercial hub of Bandhani in Jamnagar. A perfect market that is too difficult to miss.

6. Chaandi Bazaar

A round-about in the missed of the street that serves as the silver market in Jamnagar. Well, the literal meaning of the place also suggests the same; Chaandi – Silver & Bazaar – Market. This market has everything from fine jewelry showrooms, ethic cloth wears to fantastic street food. This place has everything. Chaandi Bazaar is a favorite hang-out spot of all the Jamnagaris.

7. Marine National Park

Located in the district of Jamnagar, this national park fed by the contrasts of the Gulf of Kutch becomes a true paradise for nature lovers. From its coral extensions to the wetlands where herons and flamingos live, including species such as puffer fish, colorful octopuses or dolphins, the Marine National Park becomes a very varied scene, especially when the tide recedes leaving uncovered its orphaned islets or marine secrets.

Food in Jamnagar


Just like any other cities in Gujarat, Jamnagar too is a foodie's paradise with chain restaurants like Dominos, Subway, McDonald's in the heart of the city. For people who fascinate street food, Jamnagar has a lot to offer. The streets offer multiple cuisines that include Chinese, chats, South Indian food, Ice-creams, milk based cold-beverages (yes, they are different from milkshakes), kathiyawadi thali and much more.

However, the main attraction for tourists in terms of street food in Jamnagar is the famous Jamnagari Mukhwas & Dry Fruit Kachori. A local snack amongst Jamnagaris is the famous Gujarati breakfast: Fafda-Jalebi with Papaya Sambhar; a delicacy too hard to miss.

There another local favorite cuisine is Malai Gola or ice Popsicle prepared from ice-chips and topped with flavored syrup and cream. A standard dessert during the summer season. Jamnagar has numerous restaurants that serve multi cuisine. Although, the famous attractions are open-air garden restaurants 6-7 km away from the city. Pleasant weather, kids’ area, and live screening, these make them perfect for any occasion.

Hotels in Jamnagar


Jamnagar has no 5-star hotels, however, there are numerous 3 and 4-star hotels within the city. On average, each hotel has approximately 40-50 rooms. So, it is highly recommended to pre-book.

How To Reach Jamnagar


Jamnagar railway station is one of the major railway stations in Saurashtra, Gujarat. With convenient mobility across the country, it is not at all difficult to reach. Here are all the required details to know about Jamnagar. Rest, I believe one should explore places on their own.

Places to Visit near Jamnagar


1. Porbandar Beach

Located between the Veraval and Dwarka, Porbandar beach is located towards the southwest coast of the state of Gujarat. It is best known throughout the country for its various tourist attractions. It has an old port. Porbandar is the birthplace of Mahatama Gandhi, the father of the nation. Apart from this, this place is also believed to be the birthplace of Sudama, who was a close and devoted friend of Krishna.

The remains of old docks and ports along the Porbandar Creek certify that the city was once a center for marine activities.

2. Junagarh

One of the most important tourist attractions in Junagarh is the Junagarh Fort. Lal Garh Palace is a masterpiece of architecture in red sandstone. The palace has an impressive collection of paintings in good condition and hunting trophies. Bougainvillea flowers and dancing peacocks make a visual extravaganza.

To see these havelis the suggested route is Gogagate, Daddhon Ka Chowk, Rangari Chowk, Assanion Ka Chowk, Mohta Chowk, Binnanion Ka Chowk Dagger Chowk, BK School and Jassuar Gate .

Located 2 km east of Junagarh and 3 km from the foot of Girnar Hill. There is ashok shilalekh, an edict of the Emperor Ashoka here. Stroll through the Bazaars in Junagadh. Some of the items that could possibly be collected as souvenirs are tapestries, Bandhni saris, cloth toys, embroidered clothes and silk saris. Bargain to get the best offer.

3. Kutch

The district of Kutch is often known as the Far East of India. A unique destination in India, Kutch is the largest natural salt desert in the world situated in the state of Gujarat in India. The month of February is the best time to visit this unique landscape, as the popular Rann Utsav takes place around this time of the year. It is ideal for camping in the wild under a tent or entering a white horizon that offers some of the best sunsets in India.

An arid and nomadic place whose main attraction is known as Rann of Kutch, a clayey and salty desert located between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River. A curious scenario that during the monsoon season is flooded to form different marshes that attract species of flamingos (inhabitants of the Great Rann of Kutch) and even donkeys (the Wild Ass Sanctuary of the Little Rann of Kutch).

4. Rani Ki Vav Complex

Following the current of the Sabarmati River, you can enter the largest step well of India in the town of Patan. An architectural jewel erected in honor of King Bhima I by his own widow in the eleventh century which consists of 7 levels where some 500 sculptures of motifs that will suppose a delight for lovers of history. Despite being abandoned and being invaded by the waters of the nearby river years later, Rani Ki Vav was rescued from oblivion in the 80s.

5. Modhera Sun Temple

In India, there are staggered wells such as the famous Chand Baori, Rani Ki Vav or, especially, the Sun Temple located 2 kilometers from the Modhera town. Built in the 11th century by the Solanki dynasty in honor of Surya, the sun god, the Modhera Sun Temple is characterized by an indoor pool surrounded by various staircases and a temple that attracts hundreds of pilgrims each year.

Tourists from all over the world throng the place, so you might want to book your travel early in advance to get the best accommodations. Enjoy folk dances, folktales, performances, camel races, taste some of the best local cuisine and spend your day in frolic in the vast whiteness of the sandy ocean of the desert to truly discover yourself.

6. Gir National Park

Gir National Park is one of the most brilliant jewels in Gujarat's treasure. If we focus on the part of Gir's focal attraction then the coherent answer would be the Asian Lions. With a major contribution to Indian wildlife tourism, Gir National Park is like a home to Asian lions and other related species of big cats. This well-protected habitat also shares its shelter with different species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Its rich biodiversity is the fundamental reason behind its day-by-day nature appreciators more and more.
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Almost all the tourists traveling to India visit the popular destinations. Especially if it is the first visit to this country, they prefer to stay in North India and visit the Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Kaziranga National Park. Few travelers venture to stretch their route further south, or to discard other more famous northern cities to see this very different part of India. And it is that the South India is another India.

Karnataka is a state which has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is a state with lush greenery and thick jungles with plenty of water resources. 25% of Indian elephants, 15% of Indian Tigers reside in Karnataka. The state of Karnataka is blessed with over 5 national parks, 18 wildlife sanctuaries and 9 Bird sanctuaries.

National parks are strictly reserved for the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity. Controlling the activities like poaching, hunting, forestry and gazing on cultivation are not permitted. In the national parks private ownership is also not allowed.

Karnataka is home to dense forests and breathtaking wildlife gateways. The 5 top national parks in Karnataka are described below:

Top National Parks in Karnataka

1. Bannerghatta National Park


Bannerghatta National Park is one of the popular national parks in Karnataka. This national park is situated at a distance of 23 km from Bangalore City Railway station. The park is spread across an area of 25000 acres. There are parks inside the national park like a snake park, an aquarium, a crocodile park, and safari park.

The park is famous for its Grand Safari. A jeep safari provides you an opportunity to spot leopards, white tigers, Bengal tigers and lions present there inside the park. The park is even famous for bird spotting. This national park remains closed on Tuesdays.

2. Bandipur National Park


This national park is situated at a distance of 204 km from the capital city of Bangalore. It was once the hunting place for the Maharaja of the kingdom of Mysore. Bandipur National park is spread across 874 square km and surrounds 69 square miles of the protected forest land.

Currently the national park houses over ten thousand animals which include tiger, snakes, Indian elephants and many more. The national park of Bandipur is often visited for conservation activities like research, monitoring, habitat management, and education. The national park is home for 70 tigers and 3000 Asian elephants which is very good information. The safari is opened all the day of a week.

3. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary


A popular refuge for nature lovers and adventure buffs, Dandeli is just 103 kilometers from Goa. For all couples interested in adventure, go on a safari tour and rapids. Tourists can enjoy birds and fishing. Many camps in Dandeli organizes activities such as night camps, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, tiger and crocodile spots and fishing, picnics, ecotourism and excursions to nearby caves and temples.

4. Anshi National Park


This national park was a part of Dandeli wildlife sanctuary before it was carved out to form the Anshi national park. It is spread across 340 square km and is at a distance of 509 km from the city of Bangalore. It is a park which is located in the Uttara Kannada district in the eco-sensitive region of western ghats.

It was granted with the prestigious status of Project Tiger Sanctuary in January 2007. It is the home of many reptiles, mammals, and variety of animals. You can find some important species like bonnet macaque, Sloth bear and many more.

5. Nagarhole National Park


The Nagarhole national park situated 236 km from Bangalore is home for many wild animals. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary and later converted into a national park. This park was an integral part of the Government’s project tiger scheme till 1999. With the highest numbers of tigers here this park was also awarded the best national park of South India.

6. Kudremukh National Park


Kudremukh literally means the horse face. As green as someone's imagination can run, the place is a literal paradise reclining on Western Ghats. The Kudremukh Peak, which is the third highest peak in Karnataka, is a paradise for trekkers while Kudremukh National Park, the nirvana of the wildlife enthusiast.

It is situated at about 350 km from Bangalore. This is the second largest wildlife protected area in the Western Ghats which spreads across 600 square miles. In this national park there is a wide variety of animals that can be found.
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Kaziranga National park is home to five famed mammals – the Asiatic Elephants, Swamp Deer, Indian Rhino, Royal Bengal Tigers and Water Buffalo. The national park also shelters some of the rarest bird species making it a popular ecological destination in the country. Located in the state of Assam, Kaziranga National park is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO with a population of 2,500 rhinos – it is the 2/3rd of the total world population of Rhinos. Not only this, it also houses a large population of One-horned Rhinoceros in its grasslands.

The vast national park attracts a large number of tourists and wildlife admirers each year after National Parks in Karnataka and Wildlife Reserves in Madhya Pradesh. This has made it one of the most popular tourist spots in Assam. There are various private and government resorts in Kaziranga National Park for the tourists and travelers.

In this blog, we have mentioned some of the most luxurious and comfortable resorts and list of hotels in Kaziranga National Park. Plan a trip to Assam by booking cheap flights and visit these top resorts in Kaziranga National Park.

Best Resorts in Kaziranga National Park

1. IORA Resort, Kaziranga


IORA Resort in Kaziranga is settled at a charming location and offers Assamese hospitality to the guests. Its modern amenities, luxurious and spacious rooms, fitness rooms, spa centers and breathtaking views of the verdant fields make it one of the best luxury resorts in Kaziranga National Park.

The resort provided various indoor and outdoor fun activities along with the jeep and elephant safari. If you are not someone who enjoys such activities, sipping a glass of mocktail in the spacious balcony or chilling in the swimming pool is also no less satisfying.

Rooms: The resort has around 42 well-designed and equipped rooms out of which 4 are thematic suites, 11 are deluxe rooms, 23 are luxury rooms and the remaining 4 are supreme rooms. You will get all the modern amenities in the well-furnished rooms – television, Wi-Fi connectivity, coffee maker and a mini bar. You need to make advance reservations at the resort.

Address: Bogorijuri, Golaghat (Kohora)

2. Resort Borgos


Borgos Resort in Kaziranga renders an extraordinary wildlife experience to the guests. It is located close to the wildlife park’s main entrance gate, right at the center of the Bijulee Tea Garden. The resort is aesthetically designed offering a panoramic sight of the verdant surrounding.

You will have access to an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and a massage center. And what makes it all the more special is its friendly and responsible staff, they ensure you are in utmost comfort and luxury.

Rooms: The resort consists of different categories of rooms like luxury deluxe rooms, executive rooms, Executive deluxe rooms and presidential suites. The rooms are perfectly ventilated, well-furnished and best-suited for a luxury vacation amid wildlife.

Address: Silbudi, Golaghat (Kohora)

3. Infinity Resort Kaziranga


The third on our list is the Infinity Resort Kaziranga operated by a famous chain of hotels. If you are looking forward to experiencing the natural beauty of Assam, this resort is the best choice. With a perfect location amidst the medicinal plants, thick mangroves, fruit trees and betel nuts, the Infinity Resort is very close to the national park.

The resort features a swimming pool, a spa and recreational center. The resort management offers activities like elephant ride, nature treks and wildlife safaris. You will love the food at the multi-house restaurant in the resort – Chinese, Continental, North-Indian and Assamese cuisine at its best like Khaar, Duck meat curry, Masor Tenga, Aloo Pitika, Dhekia Xaak aru bhaji.

Rooms: The resort consists of 18 double-bedded and twin-bedded large rooms with proper ventilation. The rooms are constructed like a traditional Assamese house giving it an aesthetic look in the jungle.

Address: Bochagaon, Golaghat (Kohora)

4. Bonhabi Resort, Kaziranga


Are you searching for cheap resorts in Kaziranga National Park? If so, Bonhabi Resort in Kaziranga is a suitable option. The resort also renders bird-watching tours and safari to the guests. Settled in a refreshing environment, the resort is one of the perfect places for wildlife getaway along with several adventure activities.

Rooms: There are 12 comfortable, well-furnished, beautiful rooms in the Bonhabi Resort offering spectacular views of verdant paddy fields and tropical rainforest. The staff will attend you in a friendly manner with all the amenities.

Address: Bogorijuri, Golaghat (Kohora)

5. Kaziranga Resort


A visit to the Kaziranga National park, a land of rhinos will become unforgettable with a stay at the Kaziranga Resort. Although it is a new resort in the wildlife park, it ensures the best facilities and hospitality. Popular for its perfect location, amiable facilities and well-furnished rooms, the Kaziranga Resort also provides the guests with additional services and activities such as elephant ride, horse ride, traditional Assamese cuisine and traditional folk dance.

Rooms: The resort offers a comfortable stay at Kabri Cottage, Cluster Cottages, Assam Type Cottage and Honey Cottage. Each type of room is well-furnished and offers state-of-the-art facilities.

Address: National Highway 37, Golaghat (Kohora)

There are several government accommodation options in the park like Bonashree, with terrace and garden and Aranya Lodge with option for bungalow or a room in the hotel.

From Kaziranga to Guwahati it takes 5 hours to get there. For those who come from Tawang it is not possible to arrive in a single day from Tawang. The jeeps take about 8 hours to get to Bomdila and about 16 hours to get to Tezpur. Next day you can continue to the Kaziranga National Park. Frequent buses leave from Tezpur towards Kaziranga and take 2 hours to arrive.

The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between the months of November and April. The climate of the Kaziranga National Park in the summers is too hot and during the monsoons the park remains closed.
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America can be a relatively young nation, but it has a diverse and complex history. Nature and progress coexist to perfection in United States. And so much so that this symbiosis has resulted in spectacular American landmarks and monuments erected by man, a symbol of unbridled progress. From trees and landscapes built in the last century to thousands of years old mythological monuments, there are wonderful places for tourists to visit in America.

Among the famous landmarks in the world, here are some of the most famous landmarks in USA.

1. Cloud Gate, Chicago


The Cloud Gate, known colloquially as the bean, is a sculpture by the artist Anish Kapoor that does not leave one indifferent. Visitors feel irretrievably attracted by this brilliant steel creation of 20 m long by 10 high and 110 tons of weight. Its surface reflects the buildings and the people that surround it. Stand below it and see its bulging, shiny belly, sensational giant mirror.

2. Niagara falls, New York


Along almost one kilometer, the waters of the Niagara River, which connects lakes Erie and Ontario, rush down 50 meters, creating a breathtaking spectacle. The Niagara falls in eastern coast make up, between Canada and the United States, one of the most impressive border lines in the world.

3. Statue of Liberty, New York


Among the American tourist attractions, the colossal Statue of Liberty remain undaunted for more than a hundred years at the port of New York. The statue was given by France to the United States on the occasion of the centenary of its independence. Statue of Liberty stands tall on Liberty Island.

4. Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia


Among the famous landmarks in North America, the home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Park in Pennsylvania takes you back to the times of the founding fathers of USA.

5. Kinzua Bridge State Park, Pennsylvania


Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors the opportunity to tour the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk. Located in McKean County, this park is home to the newly reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The viaduct, once the longest and tallest railway structure at 2,054 meters long and 301 feet high, was known, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003.

The engineering masterpiece was reinvented as a new pedestrian crossing, where visitors can stroll 600 feet over the remaining peer support towers, miles out into the Kinzua Gorge as well as look down on the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway. The Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway is designated as a shared use walk/runner trail.

6. Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC


The Lincoln Memorial remains striking even after you have seen it on endless postcards, book readings to a scene in 'The Simpsons'. The monster statue encompassed by the expressions of the Gettysburg Address is an absolute must visit for any American needing to pay tribute to an extraordinary president.

7. Blue Ridge Parkway


Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in USA and one of the best road trip destinations. You can go on a road trip of 470 miles through the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina to Virginia. You can get incredibly close to the grandiose natural scenery from the comfort of your vehicle. This is one of the best national parks in USA.

8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park


If you are longing for a trip in timeless natural splendor resting in the cabins, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the place for you. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in USA. The immense forest between North Carolina and Tennessee exceeds almost twice as many visits to the second in the top ten, the Grand Canyon of Colorado.

Appalachian Mountains are part of the impressive views of this park, where the Cherokee native Indians used to hunt. The Clingsman Dome observatory is the highest point from which you can enjoy the most spectacular images of the place. Through one of the paths that run through this great forest, you reach Cades Cove, a valley where there are still the wooden huts and churches that populated this place in the 19th century.

Another attraction is the presence of around 1,500 black bears that roam freely in these mountains. The best time to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina is from April to October. The park service charges a camping fee, but the rates are minimal.

9. Gateway Arch, Missouri


Part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, this iconic structure symbolizes the significance of the Westward Expansion of Saint Louis. Be sure to ride on the top for great views of one of the best cities to live in USA and Mississippi.

10. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico


Can you imagine a desert of white gypsum dunes of up to 15 meters that blend with the blue sky creating a colorful spectacle difficult to see anywhere else? Well, it exists, and it's called White Sands National Monument, and it's in the United States, in the south of the state of New Mexico, an hour and a half drive from El Paso, a city bordering Mexico.

In fact thousands of years ago it was a sea, but then it became this beautiful desert due to the amount of gypsum in the area added to the erosion of the wind. In terms of fauna, here we can find the famous roadrunner , foxes and some poisonous animals such as snakes, scorpions or spiders, although they are not easy to see because they tend to hide in the vegetation.

The temperatures in the desert are very hot in summer, being able to reach almost 40ºC during the day, although at night they tend to drop below 20ºC. The park is surrounded by a field of missiles in which they do tests from time to time, this means that it can be closed some hours or specific days. In the park there are 3 picnic areas with grills if you decide to eat there.

Here you can do several activities to spend the day, such as hiking, sliding down the sled dunes. If you are fond of photography, it is the ideal place to take photographs of those to frame, and if you stay until sunset, stay enthralled watching that priceless colorful show. The park remains open 364 days a year, and is only closed on Christmas day.

You have the option of buying the ticket right there, although the best option if you are traveling through United States and you are going to visit more national parks, is that you buy the annual pass. The nearest city is Alamogordo, and it is about 20 minutes by car. There you will find all kinds of services, such as hotels and restaurants, where to eat and rest after a great day in a large park, such as White Sands.

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11. Antelope Canyon, Arizona


One of the places that can most impress those of who travel to the national parks is Antelope Canyon in United States. It is a spectacular natural landscape located in northern Arizona, next to the town of Page, a town located on the boundary between northern Arizona and southern Utah.

It is about three hours north of the Grand Canyon of Colorado and the recreational park of Glen Canyon, which is considered a tribal park for the Navajo Indians, and specifically, on the shores of Lake Powell. The walls of this small canyon in the middle of the Arizona desert are so full of magic and softness, which through the photographs taken by travelers who visit it transmits an impressive beauty.

In this way, it becomes one of the places where the most beautiful snapshots are taken on the west coast of United States. Antelope Canyon is divided into two zones, the upper canyon and the lower canyon. The most visited and most appropriate in order to take pictures is the upper canyon, whose tour lasts an hour and a half.

It is highly recommended to try to make the visit at noon, about 12 o'clock, because it is the moment in which the light enters more deeply in the canyon, causing the most beautiful scenes. The tour involves riding a large SUV that travels a few miles along a very sandy road until you reach the shore of Lake Powell, from where you can access the entrance to Antelope Canyon.

Of course, it is important to avoid the first hours of the day and holidays. Since for the visit there is usually a large influx of tourists that coincide by the narrow canyon, this can make it difficult to take pictures without people in front. To visit this natural enclave you have the option to sign up for a Antelope Canyon tour from Las Vegas.

12. Grand Canyon, Arizona


The Grand Canyon in Arizona is an exceptional sight which everybody must see once in their lifetime. Among the best states to visit in USA, flying over the Grand Canyon with kids during vacation with family is perhaps the best option to admire its immensity. The viewpoints that look out to it are an excellent alternative to cover one of the natural wonders of the world from a privileged position.

13. Death Valley, California


This lunar landscape called Death Valley is located about 300 kms north of Los Angeles and about 240 kms west of Las Vegas, on the border between California and Nevada. This park is the second in extension after Yellowstone. March and April are the best months to visit the Valley of Death. From Las Vegas, Death Valley is reached in less than two hours by entering Amargosa Valley through state highway 95.

The first interesting point you will find is Dantes View. Yes, the reward is good, there the views are spectacular, it is the best way to get an aerial view of Death Valley. On your way to the Visitors Center at Furnace Creek you will find Zabriskie Point, one of the most beautiful geological phenomena in the valley.

You have to climb a small hill to see how the earth in this place has wrinkled giving a spectacular yellow tones. This point you will have to reserve to arrive very early or leave at sunset, when the sunlight illuminates and does not burn the beautiful colors of the rocks. You can enter between these yellow formations at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

In the Furnace Creek Area you can find the Visitor Center, in addition to several camping sites, a restaurant, a shop, the Borax Museum and a gas pump. Following in the direction of Badwater Basin, you will arrive at an unpaved road in good condition and after no more than 10 minutes you will reach Devil's Golf Course, one of the best spots in the park. There the soil is desert with a thick layer of salt and rocks covered with this same mineral.

Badwater Basin is the place everyone wants to reach. It is the lowest point of the western hemisphere that is 86 meters below sea level. There is a protected area of ​​salt flats. If you get into them, remember to bring enough water. On the way back you will pass through Artist's Drive, a 9-mile road with a single direction.

This road takes you to one of the most photographed spots, Artist's Palette. The color that the rocks have acquired in this place, in green, yellow and red tones, come from the oxidation of mica, iron and manganese. Another good way to approach the entrance to Death Valley if you come from Las Vegas, is entering the park by Beaty, to the north, where shortly after you can see the ruins of Rhyolite, one of the many ghost towns that are scattered on the West Coast.

If your rental car is 4×4, you can continue entering the park through the Titus Canyon, where you will pass through the bottom of a beautiful rocky outcrop. In Stovepipe Wells Area, what will most surprise you will be the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Even a StarWars scene was filmed in this place. In the Mosaic Canyon, very close to Stovepipe Wells, is this marble canyon.

Scotty's Castle Area is the castle that gives its name to this area, in addition to the Ubehebe Crater, formed more than 300 years ago, Eureka Dunes. And finally, the famous and mysterious The Racetrack, where heavy rocks leave a trail of movement that no one knows how to explain.

14. Potato Chip Rock, California


Of course there are rocks that stand out on a cliff that look more imposing. For examples, the rock that seems to levitate, known as the Trolls Tongue or Trolltunga in Norway. But in this case, it's called Potato Chip Rock, and it's located in California, inside Lake Poway Park, near San Diego.

It is as picturesque as the reason why it has become one of the most fashionable places for Instagram lovers and other social networks in which to share our coolest photos of the holidays. Of course, here the reason is, precisely, that the idea is for those who visit to take photos, since it is a rock on a ledge that, thanks to the perspective and a good framing and trimming , will allow those who see us to have all a feeling of vertigo.

The photos made by many travelers on the Preikestolen, a rocky outcrop in Norway where photos are very dangerous and which, even so, are still a habit (although there have been accidents) are famous. In fact, for many, it is quite a sensation to sit in what they call the pulpit. Well, in California it is similar, but without risk to fall from the rock, since the fried potato barely has a couple of meters of height (three, to be exact).

In order to reach Potato Chip Rock it is necessary to travel first to the summit of Mount Woods, so the photo there usually becomes a trophy of a day of hiking in nature.

15. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


Among the historical landmarks in California, this suspension bridge connecting San Francisco to Marin County, completed in 1937, is both beautiful and durable. It was made to face winds of more than 100 miles per hour. The pedestrian walk provides unique views of the beautiful Bay Area, one of the best vacation spots in the US.

Among the fun things to do in San Francisco, taste Clam Chowder in San Francisco, a soup based on potatoes, clams, onions and celery. The best thing is that in a lot of restaurants in USA serve it inside a bread. Rare is also the American restaurant that does not offer hamburgers in its menu. They are usually eaten both in shabby food trucks and in luxury restaurants and the hamburger is undoubtedly the most characteristic dish in the United States.

16. Alvord Desert, Oregon


It is very likely that neither the Alvord Desert nor Mount Steens are among the first places on your list of future bike routes; maybe not even in the places to visit. This area, which is home to one of Oregon's most striking geographic formations, is incredibly secluded and hides an ancient alkaline plain (or dry lake) that abruptly abuts a spectacular, steep mountain of snow-capped peaks.

This place full of rugged terrain, long hours of inclement sun and beautiful gravel tracks where the presence of other human beings is practically nonexistent. The greatness of the neighboring mount Steens, added to the mystic and solitary aura of the desert.

Located in Harney County, in the central region of Oregon, the Alvord desert extends through the orographic shadow immediately to the east of Mount Steen at a northern altitude of 1,200 m. The site, which was once a huge lake of 160 kilometers with a depth of more than 60 m, is now completely dry from July to November, and its surface is now occupied by a mystical arid plain of approximately 32 kilometers in length and 11 of width.

The desert rests on a tectonic fault that elevated a block of basalt between faults to create Mount Steens during the Miocene, approximately eight to fifteen million years ago. The mountain, a escarpment of north-south component that extends for more than 64 km giving the appearance of a real mountainous chain, rises abruptly and sharply more than 1,500 m above the plane of the desert until reaching 2,978 m at its peak high.

Both the mountain and its surrounding areas can only be described with one word: spectacular. According to Google Maps, the eastern slopes were dotted with old roads and paths.

17. Thor's Well, Oregon


Thor's Well is located on the edges of the Oregon coast. Sometimes also known as the drainage channel of the Pacific Ocean, the well is located in the scenic area of ​​Cape Perpetua, a few miles south of Yachats. More precisely, it is located near Spouting Horn in Cook's Chasm.

In addition to the circular shape and location close to the Pacific Ocean, the feature itself is not very different from nearby features such as Cook's Chasm and Devil's Churn. A fascinating feature of the well is that it never fills with water despite the endless flow of water provided by the majestic Pacific.

During high tide, water fills it from the bottom with a side opening. Once the well is full, it bubbles violently through the top due to the energy in the waves. The water that gushes down again and returns to the well. This mechanism gives the unique appearance that the well never fills. Anyone wishing to observe this mechanism at work can do so while the tide is low.

The site is especially tempting for people who enjoy photography or those who are looking for strong emotions. The most spectacular views are seen at high tide or when there are storms. During these times, the water gains enough momentum and energy to fill the hole quickly and create powerful shoots at the top of the well.

18. Rowena Crest, Oregon


If you are looking for a relaxed and somewhat passive day trip, Rowena Crest is the perfect place to go. Take a constant drive from downtown Portland to the Rowena Crest viewpoint. Rowena Crest is a viewpoint from which we can enjoy the calls Rowena Loops, a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway or Highway 30 very close to the small town of Lyons and a few kilometers from The Dalles.

Here you can put together a picnic table, snacks and a book, or if you feel a bit more adventurous, put on your hiking boots and go for a walk. The hiking trails around Rowena Crest are gentle, easy and suitable for all fitness levels. Wherever you lock yourself is an impressive view of the landscape, each one more impressive than the previous one.

19. Island in the Sky, Utah


Less than an hour away from Moab is the top of the mythical and immersive Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of the Canyonlands National Park, the state's largest national park, which also includes the huge Mesa Arch. The Island in the Sky offers many stops with spectacular views along a picturesque paved road.

20. Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah


There is no better view of the meandering Colorado River than the plateau of the Dead Horse Point State Park, a popular destination for mountain biking, hiking and admiring the wide views of the canyon, with just one short ride from the city. It is the only major city in Utah on the banks of the Colorado River.

The area is known for family trips in the rapids in the section of the river where the Fisher Towers are located. The most adventurous trips of several days and for one person are available at the Cataract and Westwater Canyon. In addition, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are perfect for exploring the quieter stretches of the Colorado.
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Is it possible to travel to Holland without having to stop in Eindhoven, devastated during World War II. Without much charm, it is famous for its football team, the famous PSV, as well as for the electronics company Philips. It is to the latter that the most fashionable city in the Netherlands owes its development as well.

But I advise not to immediately remove Eindhoven from your itinerary. In fact, the city can be very interesting as a base to visit its surroundings with some unusual things to do in Eindhoven. As an example, I will tell you that Amsterdam, the capital, is less than an hour and a half by train.

As we know, it was Edison who invented the light bulb, but the production on a large scale was something of Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. History tells the Philips Museum, but also the Art Hotel, in the city center, with rooms from 100 euros. Part of this four stars is inside the old tower of light where incandescent lamps were manufactured at the end of the 19th century.

And although there is little time to see the immense collection of modern and contemporary art of the Van Abbemuseum, just to see the spectacular building of Abel Cahen is worth approaching the river Dommel.

Visit the Strijp-S, the old Philips factory and headquarters of the Dutch Design Week. If you play at home PSV, Eindhoven is an opportunity to go to the Philips Stadion or visit its open air museum. Rent a bicycle at the Tourist Office and pedal to Neunen, one of the cities where Vincent van Gogh lived and where it is possible to see many of his most world famous works.

Finally, Eindhoven is also known for its airport, where low-cost airlines usually land. It can therefore serve as a gateway or exit to the country, with the consequent savings in the price of your tickets. So, when you go to buy or book your plane ticket, be very aware of Eindhoven. Often the rates to fly there are very interesting. In short, Eindhoven is really interesting as a base or to get to or leave the country.

How to Get from Eindhoven Airport to Amsterdam


When we organized the trip to the Netherlands, one of the things to start our adventure was to know how to get out of the airport and get to the area where we were going to stay, in this case, we chose an Airbnb on the first day to the outskirts of the center of Amsterdam. Many low cost airlines such as easyJet, Transavia and Vueling fly to Amsterdam's main airport, Schiphol. Without a doubt the best option if you want to go to the center of the capital.

There is also another alternative, that of flying to the Eindhoven airport. In this case, you can probably find cheaper tickets. The only drawback is the distance. Eindhoven is one hour and a half from Amsterdam. Ryanair, Wizzair and Transavia are the low cost airlines that fly to Eindhoven Airport.

In this post I will explain how easy it is to get to Amsterdam from the Eindhoven airport. As soon as you leave the airport there is a bus stop. Look closely, because if you do not have buses waiting you may miss it. We took the bus that left us at the Eindhoven train station. Even if it creates a bit of confusion, the train station and the bus station are together.

In that station was where we bought some cards with which we can access all public transport. While we were buying our cards, we took advantage and asked the girl what was the next train to Amsterdam Central Station and we went to the corresponding platform. The road to get to Amsterdam from the Eindhoven airport was quite simple and it only separates us an hour's journey.

Since we left the Eindhoven train station, all the landscapes we saw on our way were incredible. All very green, full of color and animals. Without problems we arrived at Central Amsterdam and from there we took the tram to our Airbnb house.

Places to Visit near Eindhoven


Amsterdam does not appear in the list of the 10 most expensive cities in Europe, but we cannot say that it is precisely one of the cheapest. And it has too many things to see, visit, explore and discover and can be done at a low cost. Yes! Keep reading and discover our tips to enjoy a trip to the city of canals and tulips on a budget.

One of the most authentic ways to get to know Amsterdam is on a bicycle and there are more than 600,000 bikes in the city! As soon as you get to the city you will see that there are many bicycle rental establishments. Prices vary depending on the company you choose, but they are usually around € 10-15 per bike per day.

Amsterdam has the highest density of museums in the world. So if you plan to visit all or a large part of them, decide to buy the I Amsterdm City Card. It allows unlimited use of public transport and includes entry to 38 museums, as well as a cruise through the canals. Keep in mind that the average cost of a ticket to a museum is € 15.

Some of the most popular places in Amsterdam are the Het Scheepvaart Museum (National Maritime Museum), the Rijksmuseum, the largest museum in the Netherlands and where you can see the painting, Watch The Night by Rembrandt, the Van Gogh Museum, which has the largest Van Gogh collection in the world or the Anne Frank House (the "refuge" where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War II).

The most touristic districts of Amsterdam are Central Amsterdam, Red Light District and Leidseplein. Amsterdam has a fabulous public transport system. You can book a hotel or a hostel outside the city center and then move by bicycle or public transport without problem. Walk through the Central Canal Ring of Amsterdam and visit these aquatic monuments with more than 400 years old.

Visit the Begijnhof, an interior garden surrounded by houses and buildings. Do not lose sight of the number 34, the oldest house in Amsterdam. Let yourself be surprised by the striking and promiscuous Red Light District. Sit on one of the benches next to the Amstel River and watch the Magere Brug lift bridge in action. Open every 20 minutes to let the boats pass.

Discover the art of the Dutch Golden Age at the Civic Guards Gallery (Schuttersgalerij). If the weather permits, take the opportunity to have a picnic in Vondelpark. Surely there will be some free concert. There are always people with a guitar in hand. Visit the Dam Square and enjoy some of the shows that are made in it. Enjoy the smells of Bloemenmarkt floating flower market.

Enter Westerkerk, the huge Protestant church where Rembrandt's tomb is supposed to be (there are several theories on this subject). If you are thinking of traveling during the spring or summer, especially on dates close to the Queen's Day (April 30), or when the Keukenhof Gardens is open (between March and May), be sure to book in advance to get a better price.

Keukenhof, in the vicinity of Haarlem, a city 20 km west of the capital, Amsterdam, is one of the most sumptuous steps to see in Holland. Do not go there in any other season than spring, and never after mid-May. In this way you will guarantee the most wonderful experience. In the heart of the tulip region, Keukenhof is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary places you can ever see during your trip to the Netherlands.

Beautiful, wonderful, wonderful, sublime, it is difficult to find an adjective at the height of this place. Imagine then, being in a huge garden of 32 hectares and 7 million flowers of incredible colors. In spring, very sure that you will believe you are in the midst of any of the most beautiful works of master painters.

It is practically impossible to find the words that describe and match the sublime beauty of Keukenhof. It's almost better if you do not hesitate to go there yourself to experience this sensation. It is an extension of so vast terrain that the best thing is that you travel it by bicycle.

I am sure that it will be a time when your eyes will not be able to see so much color, and you will undoubtedly have one of the best memories of your trip. Those who are photographers or fans of photography, I fix that you will go crazy with happiness.

Restaurants in Eindhoven


If it is a beer, the first stop may be a microbrewery Brouwerij het Veem. If live music is your thing, you can visit the hotel bars and restaurants near the restored Klokgebouw industrial building.

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Transportation in Eindhoven


There are lots of taxis in Eindhoven which allow the travellers to get the taxis and have a journey, where they want to go. We are here to tell you which taxi service is better in Eindhoven. The numbers of taxi companies have outlets in Eindhoven. Most of the rental car companies such as Avis Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent-A-Car, Basic Car Rental, Budget Rent-A-Car, Taxi Star, Auto Europe, Casual Car Rental and many others.

The rental car companies have their offices, and the websites are available on the internet so you can book a taxi that you want. In the Netherlands, driving within is relatively straightforward without any distortion on the roads. The routes are well marked by which you can easily remember the path as well. Parking within the city is much quite expensive. It will charge around about €0.50 per 16 minutes.

Rental cars or taxis are readily available outside the stations such as airport or train or bus station. Travellers do not need to go to offices and book a taxi for them which can get them to their expected place.

However, if you plan for a long journey, or you are on your business or tight schedule, we recommend you to book the best taxi in early time. You can get a taxi car from any company that would be suitable for you, and you think that you can enjoy that, you should call the company and book a taxi online or on call.

The best taxis are the following given:

Taxi Star

With the rental cars or taxi along with a drive, this company offers you the high-quality service that you are expecting from us. The company also allows you to enjoy the journey in a peaceful environment. The cars are clean, equipped with air-conditioner, navigation and it is also free from any distortion or irritation such as advertising and it is free from damage too.

They serve their services in the best way that you expect from them. It has the fixed prices that the customers find the costs in their budget. According to my list this is the best Taxi Eindhoven.

PIN Taxi Eindhoven

It is a family business for 25 years of experience. It serves their services in a budget manner that a customer can afford it. There are lots of taxi cars that depend on your journey. You can book a taxi with a 50% discount compared to national or local taxis rates.

Pin Taxi Eindhoven will take you to you expected place or hotel or vice versa to Eindhoven airport or train station. At Pin Taxi, the travellers got a modern, clean and luxurious taxi at a fair price and fixed the low cost which would be in your budget.

You can pay the charges via debit or credit cards, and the respective driver will be happy to write a receipt for you. Their taxi service does not charge for extra luggage, any event fees or on holiday.

Their taxis make you sure for comfort with a bottle of water, Wi-Fi, cell phone charging facility and a few others. There is a big facility that this company is providing you which is you can calculate indications and navigations from start to end. If you cannot find your destination, you can get in touch with this company.

Airport taxi transfers

Eindhoven airport taxi transfers, the taxis are available on the lowest price which is much guaranteed. The big facility of this company, which is if you find the lower cost taxi than this company within three days of your arrival, they will refund the difference in the cost. The private airport transfer service of the company from Eindhoven airport is professional, comfortable, reliable and affordable.

You do not have to wait. You will be met the driver at the airport in Eindhoven by one of the professional drivers. That means no waiting much for a taxi in line. Roundabout one hour of waiting time is included for transfers from Eindhoven airport to your desired place.

If your flight delayed by chance, your professional driver will get know about it, and he will adjust the pickup time from Eindhoven airport based on your new flight arrival time. They also offer an excellent and flexible cancellation policy.

The rental cars are available for airport transfers in the Eindhoven range from lowest cost, sedan cars, and minivans to luxurious sedans, minibuses and buses that you desired to choose.

Taxi Eindhoven Airport

Passengers while travelling usually prefer this company as well, if you are moving from or to Eindhoven airport or train station you should avail this company services. They specialized in transportation to and from several airports in Netherland. The drivers of this company trained professionally for several airport routes.

They usually remind and understand the schedule of the airport like no other does. It’s a guarantee for you with a smooth slow of your peaceful journey to and from Eindhoven airport. This company completely try to unburden you and make you sure that you will be pick up and drop off to your desired place at the exact time.

It is the most convenient place, so you do not worry about the shuttle service. Luxury vehicles and professional drivers are available by this company to serve their functions. You can book a taxi online, and you can check your fare first without any obligation.

Hurm Taxi

This company avails you taxis which are much reliable and cheap as well. You can book it the taxi at a more affordable price. The professional drivers give you benefit from extra revenue from an empty kilometre. They want you to arrive safely and comfortably at your desired place.

The drivers also suggest and advise you to be punctual on the early time to check-in for the airport so that you will not face troubles of traffic and for the wastage of time. Hurm also makes every effort to drop you at the Eindhoven airport on time.

If you are travelling to Eindhoven, we recommend you to have the best service in the above best taxi service. You can avail all the facilities in the taxi by which your journey will be best for you in a comfortable manner.

You do not need to go to their offices to get a Taxi Neumünster, you can book the taxi online before a few hours to go to your destination. When you check out from your destination the taxi will be available for you at the right time with their most excellent services.
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Are you yearning for something extraordinary that could offer you opportunities to break free from the shackles of mundane routine? If yes, then rediscover the lost zest in you by traveling to Dubai, worlds best country for Motorsports. The city's majestic stretch of desert, beaches, parks, age-old but evolved tradition and luxury and comfort are worth experiencing.

You must have heard a lot about UAE and the unique tourist attractions it has to offer. Among all these famous and unique attractions Dubai contributes a lot to the attract tourists in UAE. We bring you the top adventure things to do in Dubai in this travel guide that can make your life lively and cheerful.

Adventure Activities in Dubai

1. Skydiving in Dubai


Among all the outdoor activities in Dubai, skydiving is the one that offers the feeling which cannot be described in words. And believe us, there is no better way to capture the beauty of the city from a bird's eye view other than skydiving.

When you jump out of a plane where only eagles dare, you glide through the air at a jet speed and witness the jewels of the city. Seeing the world's tallest building, man-made islands, towering buildings, chic and wider roads from the top is out of the world experience.

Essential Tips: Skydiving in Dubai starts at 11 in the morning and ends at 5 in the evening. You do not have to worry about needing any kind of training for jumping from plane. Skydive Dubai offers tandem skydiving where you skydive along with a professional skydiver. However, make sure to have a light meal or breakfast and sleep well before you go skydiving.

Adventure Activities in Dubai

2. Hot Air Ballooning in Dubai


Among the adventure sports in Dubai, if you have a weak stomach for skydiving, then hot air ballooning is for you. It is a magical ride where you get to experience the real feelings of a bird that flies high in the horizon and seeks its prey.

It takes you over the awesome desert and a never-ending area of sand dunes, and green oasis. You can spot oryx, wandering camels, gazelles, and many other desert animals enjoying in their natural habitat. If you are selecting a tour operator, ensure that it provides this adventure desert safari.

Essential Tips: Hot air ballooning happens early in the morning and usually starts around 4:30-5 AM. So, make sure to sleep early. Also, carry a jacket to keep you warm as the temperature can go down when you are at a higher altitude.

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3. Ziplining in Dubai


Another way of enjoying the glamorous landscape of the city from the bird's eye view, you must go ziplining in Dubai. Located in Dubai Marina, this Zipline boasts to be the longest urban Zipline in the world. The entire Zipline measures up to 170 meters up and takes around 40 seconds to complete, at the speed of 60 km/hour.

The best part is that you can go ziplining with your partner or best buddy as there are concurrently run ziplines here. While the activity is exhilarating, do not forget to view the luxurious hotels in Dubai like Burj Al Arab in palm jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, Bur Dubai, yachts, theme park, Dubai fountains, sleek buildings, etc. of the Dubai Marina, before you land on the terrace of the Dubai Marina Mall.

Essential Tip: Anyone between the age of 12 and 65 and between the weights of 50-100 kg can go ziplining in Dubai. Also, you should be taller than 130 cm.

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4. Desert Camping in Dubai


The deserts of Dubai plays an important role in the adventure activities in Dubai and tourist attractions in Dubai. But what are the reason behind the high rated attractions? The reason is I guess the number of unique activities that a desert safari has to offer. Desert safari can be done at any time of the day but I guess the best time to do it is in the evening. Bonus point of doing desert safari in the evening is that you get to see the sunset in the desert also.

After having a bird's eye view of the desert landscape through the air, you will be tempted to stay for a night on the golden sand dunes. To satisfy this feeling, go for a desert camping in Dubai with a tour operator that offer guided safari, dune bashing or a camel ride.

Dune bashing is another kind of thrilling activity here during the desert safari. You get to experience the sand dunes of desert at a very high speed. Camels are the most friendliest creatures that can be found in a desert. Camel rides are best on the soft red sand dunes. Sunset is a very beautiful part of nature whether it is on the country side or on the desert.

It will be your lifetime experience to spend a night in the desert and learn about the Bedouin lifestyle closely. Though there will be no facilities of a hotel at the campsite, you will love to tuck yourself inside an Arabian tent, listen to the creepy sound of the critters, and enjoy the stars above your head. The safari will also let you explore the wadi beds, mountains, and dune sports. And the best part of camping in the wild is the barbecuing evening beneath the sky.

Essential Tips: As you would be camping with a desert safari tour company, you would not need to carry any essentials like food and water. However, do take clothes that would keep you warm in the desert, at night. Also, listen to the safety instructions of your guide to have a smooth and problem-free stay at the desert.

Adventure Activities in Dubai

5. Quad biking in Dubai


Dubai offers several routes for off-roading experience. Maneuvering the wheels on unexplored tracks that offers a bumpy and unpredictable ride is one of the not-to-be-missed activities in Dubai. Off-road driving is a thrilling and adventurous activity that needs skills and extra cautious.

Paying attention to safety and environment is also necessary to enjoy the ride. You can select to go off-road between sand and stone. If you select the former, you will ride an SUV on red dunes that will rise and free fall suddenly. The latter off-roading experience offers challenging tracks of mountain climbs.

Essential Tips: The best time to go off-roading in Dubai is between the months of November and April when the climate is pleasant. Also, remember to carry plenty of drinking water so that you do not suffer from dehydration while off-roading.

6. Reef and wreck diving in Dubai


After air and land, it's time to experience underwater adventure when you visit Dubai. And the best way to taste it by going for reef and wreck diving. Since Dubai is blessed with a wide turquoise blue ocean, there are a few wreck sites away from the Dubai coast.

The most visited wreck is the Anchor Barge that was engulfed by the sea in 1998. Diving to explore this site will also get you to watch the color-changing cuttlefish closely. If you proceed further to the Gulf of Oman, you can explore abundant reefs and islands. You will also encounter white sharks, parrotfish, scorpion fish, and moray eels.

Essential Tips: Choose a good and reputable company for your diving. This may mean that you would have to shell out some extra money. However, it would be really worth it. Right from the safety equipment to your diving guide, you can surely expect to receive the best.

Adventure Activities in Dubai

7. Sea Kayaking in Dubai


Sea kayaking is one of the many activities to do on the waters of Dubai. The coast of the Arabian Peninsula is best to experiencing this water sport. Many fun-seekers enjoy the gentle waters, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, and great scenic spots by kayaking.

The Abu Dhabi and Umm Al Quwain mangroves on the west coast, the Khor Kalba on the east coast offer mangrove forest. These regions are also inhabited by white-collared kingfishers and the Socotra cormorants if you love spotting rare birds.

Essential Tips: Always know the basics of kayaking and take a lesson before you go on a sea kayaking journey. Also, if this is your first time, it would be best to go kayaking with a group.

For adventure seekers, Dubai offers plenty of options to try on land, in air, and sea. So, enjoy all these activities and enrich your life by gaining loads of unforgettable memories. However, you first need to make sure whether you need a UAE or Dubai tourist visa to visit the city. If yes, apply for one before you make any other plans.
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Tamil Nadu is one of the best places of India to visit. Among the famous temples in Tamil Nadu are Meenakshi Temple, Kanchipuram and Nataraja temple. A trip to the Southern part of the country isn’t considered complete without a visit to the two C's - Chennai and Coimbatore. Taking pride in their uniqueness, both the places have their own charm and grandeur.

While Chennai is most famous for its culture and cuisine, Coimbatore is known for its natural beauty and age-old temples. Coimbatore to Chennai bus route is also scenic and adds a fun factor to the entire vacation.

1. Chennai


Chennai (formerly called Madras) is a city younger than its image along the Bay of Bengal. More than any other city in India, it is a true reflection of the diversity of this country. This floating metropolis is a mixture of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern.

Marina Beach

Located at a distance of about 4 kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, the famous Marina beach is the second longest beach in the World with a coastline of about 13 Km. The best time to visit this beach is during mornings and late evenings when the beach is all lively with food stalls and other entertainment.

Sri Parthasarathy Temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Sri Parthasarathy Temple is one of the oldest temples in Chennai. The temple was built by Pallavas in the 8th century and is of high religious importance.

The National Art Gallery

Situated inside the Government Museum Complex, National Art Complex is one of the oldest art galleries in India and among the most visited attractions. The National Art Gallery consists of four different sections, including Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Raja Ravi Varma Painting Gallery.

Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was built in the 8th Century by Pallavas and was later rebuilt by the Vijayanagara rulers in the 16th century. The 37 meters tall and grand gopuram of this temple is made in the characteristic Dravidian style of architecture and is a major attraction.

Chepauk Palace

Here the Chepauk Palace was the official residence of the Nawab of Arcot from 1768 to 1855. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. By the end of the Carnatic Wars, the independent kingdom before the Carnatic had become practically a protectorate of the British East India Company.

The Nawab Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah was a close friend and ally of the British and was dependent on the company's troops for their protection. Thus, in 1764, he thought of building a palace for himself within the walls of Fort St George. However, due to space limitations, Wallajah was forced to abandon his plans and instead built a palace in Chepauk, a few kilometers south of the fort.

Some other places in Chennai that must not be left unexplored are Elliots beach, V.G.P Golden Beach, MGR Memorial, Snake Park and Ripon Building.

2. Mahabalipuram


Along with numerous palaces in Tamilnadu, Mahabalipuram is one of the best place visit in India. The city of Seven Pagodas and the Coromandel coast located 60 kilometers south of Chennai offers beautiful sandy beaches and promises an exotic shopping experience to tourists. From the architecture to the serenity, the relaxing atmosphere and the impressive surroundings, this city makes a traveling experience unlike others.

The five Rathas offer a quiet environment and are a very well-informed place to be. Covelong (Kovalam) and Sadras are fishing villages that have become exotic beach resorts and an absolute must visit in Mahabalipuram. Places to visit in Mahabalipuram are Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Rathas, Sea Shore Temple, Krishna's Butter Ball, Descent of the Ganges, India Seashell Museum, Varaha Cave Temple etc.

3. Yelagiri


Yelagiri is a small hill station located in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. If you are looking for some peace and isolation during the weekend, then you should go to this place. Yelagiri is a vibrant hill station and is one of the ideal places to visit near Bangalore. Like Kodaikanal and https://www.travtasy.com/2019/07/places-to-visit-in-ooty-travel-guide.html, you can enjoy the calm amid the incredible views.

Endowed with an aesthetic beauty by nature, Yelagiri provides a peaceful environment suitable for nature walks and hiking. There are several attractive tourist spots to visit here such as Punganoor Lake, Velavan Temple, Jalagamparai Falls, Murugan Temple, Moksha Vimochana Temple and Nilavoor Lake. Yelagiri also offers numerous adventure avenues especially trekking and rappelling.

Beside the infamous Nilavoor Lake in Yelagiri stands the Nachi Amman Temple.

4. Yercaud


Located in eastern Ghats in Salem, Yercaud is commonly called as the poor man's Ooty. Yercaud is blessed with forests, mountains and waterfalls, making this a paradise for travelers with limited budget. The Yercaud roads are well maintained, making this a great destination for a road trip.

5. Mudumalai


Considered the queen of hill stations of South India and the capital of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam is one of the most recommended hill stations in India. A drive through the Mudumalai forests is a treat to the soul. Home to the Indian tigers, elephants, gaurs, sloth bears, dhols and more; this is a safari you don't want to miss!

6. Coimbatore


Marudamalai Temple


Situated atop a hill, Marudamalai Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan or Kartikeya. The temple complex is built using unique Dravidian style, which is around 1200 years old. Other than the religious aspect, the temple complex also offers sensational views of the surroundings.

Adiyogi Shiva Statue


Adiyogi Lord Shiva Statue has been recognized as the "Largest Bust Sculpture" by Guinness World Records. This 112-foot tall statue of Lord Shiva, situated at the foothills of Velliangiri Mountains, was inaugurated on 24 February 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Siruvani Waterfalls


Home to the tribals of Mudugars and Irular, Siruvani Waterfalls is located at a distance of 35km from Coimbatore. This dam is a major tourist attraction and is flocked by tourists all year round.

Anaimalai Hills


While the Western Ghats have been in the limelight as a tourist spot for a long time, its tallest and tallest subset, the Anaimalai Hills, has often been overlooked in favor of more popular areas and clusters such as the Sahyadris and the nearby Nilgiris . In recent years, the rich coffee, teak and sandalwood plantations surrounding the hills have attracted many travelers seeking to experience the majestic Western Gates in their pristine and untouched form.

From here the Anaimalai Nature Reserve located in the Anaimalai Hills of Pollachi, Valparai is a must-visit center. With tea estates ranging up to 70,000 acres of plantation and more, this slice of heaven is as green as it can get throughout the year! Turn back in time, live the colonial life and hospitality in plush bungalows and walk through the green lands and detox. Be sure to visit the numerous dams and lakes, plan a picnic or hike!

It is located at an altitude of 1,400 meters in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. The highest peak is the Anaimudi (8850 feet). A large number of dams and reservoirs exist in the area including the Aliyar dam, Kadamparai dam, Nirar dam, Solaiyar dam (one of the largest of its classes in Asia) Mannambhally Dam and the largest of all is the Parambikulam dam.

Some other prominent attractions in the city include Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple and Marudamalai Temple. Coimbatore to Chennai bus fare is cheap and varies between Rs 700 to Rs 1200.

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7. Thanjavur


8. Tiruchirapalli


Tiruchirappalli is known for its rock fortress and temple at a height of more than 83 meters. Other famous temples are the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangam), Siva Tiruvanaikkaval Temple and the Samayapuram Mariamman Temple. The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is one of the jewels of India but, despite being one, it is not so well known among travelers who venture to this area of ​​this intense country.

It has 21 Gopuram (towers), the highest known as Rajagopuram and that makes the entrance to the temple, is more than 70 meters high, which makes it the tallest temple tower in Asia. Another of its most impressive towers is the white tower, with more than 40 meters high. Its annual festival of 21 days, called Margazhi, attracts a million people.

9. Kodaikanal


If you want a perfect "reverse" weekend then Kodaikanal is the best place for you. In Kodaikanal you can have Tibetan food, you can go cycling around the lake that will calm your mood and you can even have a walk in the streets. The main tourist attractions include the dolphin nose, pine forest trails and pillar rocks.

If you are a water loving person then make your backpack, put food in it and hop in a car and go to Lake Berijam or Lake Mannavanur and do not forget to keep the non-plastic policy in these places. The Vattakanal Waterfalls is a small waterfall located on the way to Dolphin's Nose. It is not one of the most impressive, so if you have time, we recommend you visit the Silver Waterfalls, the Bear Shola Falls or the Thalaiyar Falls.

Very close to Dolphin's Nose is the viewpoint of Echo Rock, named for the echo phenomenon, and from where there are even more incredible views. It depends on what time and at what time you go, it is possible that the fog prevents you from enjoying the views. You can reach the ancient village of Vellagavi through a rugged bridle path here.

A short paved road leads from the road to the Pambar Falls which is also known locally as Liril Falls after the filming of the famous Liril soap advertisement in 1985. Coaker's Walk is a 1 kilometer-long mountain side road. If there is no fog, you can see the entire city of Kodaikanal, Dolphin's Nose and the Pambar River Valley.

Bryant Park is a botanical park with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees located a few meters from the Kodaikanal Lake. In the month of May the summer festival is celebrated with a flower show that attracts a lot of people.

10. Sivaganga


Karaikudi is the largest city in the Sivaganga district of India. It is also known as the capital of Chettinad, mainly because of the predominance of Nattukottai Chettiars. Karaikudi owes its popularity to the type of constructions it has, are houses built with limestone called Karai Veedu and also due to a plant called Karai, which is widely distributed on the surface.

Another thing Karaikudi is known for is its food. A new cooking genre is named after the region known as Chettinad and the type of cooking is also known as Aachi Samayal. The Chettiars built a financial and commercial empire in Sri Lanka, Burma and Southeast Asia. Their original towns in Chettinad still show mansions, now abandoned, full of teak furniture, Chinese porcelain and overseas treasures.

Stroll through the nostalgia of this region of Tamil Nadu where you can relax in the shadow of the magnificent buildings like the kanadukathan palace.

Until a few years ago, Keezhadi was a small, indefinite village in Tamil Nadu that courted few visitors. But Keezhadi's excavation led to the discovery of the enormous archaeological importance of this site and established it as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the decade with valuable artifacts dating back almost 3,000 years.

11. Rameswaram


In the middle of the Palk Strait, between India and Sri Lanka, there is the small elongated Pamban island, which is connected to the mainland of India by a hundred year old railway bridge. This Pamban bridge, the only link connecting the mainland, is considered one of the most dangerous bridge in the world.

Rameswaram is one of the Char Dham located in the Gulf of Mannar, at the tip of the Indian peninsula of Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram is 175 km from Madurai and 80 km far from Sri Lanka. Rameshwaram is also a place from where the ferry to Sri Lanka (Talaimannar) departs.

Ramanathaswamy is the famous temple in Rameshwaram. The most important dynasty in the history of the construction of the Ramanathaswamy temple, however, was the Sethupathi dynasty, which reigned over Ramnad and Sivaganga during the seventeenth century.

Kurusadai Island is one of a group of 16 islands in the region. The waters surrounding the islands are a biological paradise with rich marine life and rare colorful coral reefs. Dhanushkodi, on the southeastern tip of Pamban Island is called the arch of Rama. The waters of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean can be found here.

Bathing in this place is considered very auspicious. The bridge here is known as the Adam's bridge and the rocks around the sea are believed to be used by Hanuman to get through Sri Lanka. 16-km south-west of Ramanathapuram is the renowned Shiva temple of Uttarakosamangai. The temple has inspired many Tamil devotional works. And of course, it has inspired the Ramanatha temple in Rameshwaram.

12. Kanyakumari


In fact, it is one of the most exotic places to visit in India. One can find destinations here that can never cease to amaze. There are temples, churches, religious pillars and statues everywhere. The perfect blend of the culture of the place is reflected in the art, architecture and even in the local cuisine of Kanyakumari.

Those who enjoy history can take an excursion to Kumari Amman Temple or Vattakottai Fort. The Chilling on the coasts such as Sanguthurai Beach, Sothavilai Beach and many others is simply exotic. The Wax Museum is a different place but equally attractive for tourists and should be seen in the city.

Chitharal is a small village located at a distance of 7 km from Marthandam and 55 kms from Kanyakumari. It is famous for the Jain Monuments also known as Chitharal Malai Kovil or Chitharal Cave Temple carved into the rock containing sculptures of Tirthankaras and carved deities inside and outside dating from the ninth century.

To cover all these destinations, keep at least a week's time in hand. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now.
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Bali is one of the best places to scuba dive in the world. Indeed, Bali is an attraction for divers from all around the globe. There are the incredibly beautiful beaches and the rich biodiversity of the sea. In addition, this region's underwater world is quite unique.

Sunken temples and ships and coral walls that bloom with color can be encountered. Sea fans can swim near Manta rays and Mola Mola, as you marvel at the beauty of the deep sea.

This is why this article focuses on the island's best dive spots. Moreover, another favorite and exciting activity is freediving in Bali. Freediving, however, isn't unfamiliar. On the contrary, it's a little more exciting and an adventure than scuba diving.

You must visit these best scuba diving in Bali spots if you are looking for relaxing your body and soul. Let's begin with the best Indonesia beaches and best beaches in Bali!

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1. Menjangan Island


The famous Menjangan Island (Deer Island) is one of the true natural treasures of Bali. The island is part of Bali Barat Taman National Park in Bali's northwest area. The beautiful coral reef gardens that surround the entire island make this spot so amazing. Can you imagine the underwater sight being so impressive?

Also, for scuba divers who wants to see aquatic animals, the place has a wide range of ecobiology. This is the perfect place to explore fish and colorful coral reefs. In fact, you will notice several coral species and colorful tropical fish.

But Menjangan Island is not even the best part. There will also be a look at turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, frogfish and more. The visibility is good and therefore suitable for every diver.

2. Pemuteran


The beautiful Pemuteran is another hidden gem. It is a fisherman village on the north coast of Bali. The jungle is green, the water is blue, and what else can you ask for, for a dive under the surface!

Before you get to the destination, the Pemuteran adventure begins. Because you have to pass by the mountain road past Bedugul if you want to get there. Three great views over three different lakes will be seen along the route. As a bonus, you can admire some of the best temples in Bali.

None of the beauty over the surface, however, comes close to the beauty of the underwater sites. The Napoleon Reef, Biorock Reef, Temple Wall, and Bio Wreck are the most popular sites. In shape of shipwrecks covered in beautiful corals species along with fish floating in the vicinity of the artificial metal structures.

You could even be fortunate and see great ocean animals such as whale sharks, eagle rays, and reef sharks. Pemuteran is the paradise spot for every diver who wants to enjoy underwater beauty and is one of the best diving sites in Bali. Furthermore, here you can go for night dives!

3. Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan


In this list, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan were to be the most popular drift diving spots in Bali. Almost all the diving sites around its area are incredibly famous. You can have the opportunity to see some truly amazing animals such as manta rays, large tuna, eagle rays or Mola Mola.

In fact, all the places you have read about are nearby. There is Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, Manta Point, Blue Corner, and Ceningan. You should visit some of these places if you would like to see a true representation of the underwater flora and fauna.

4. Tulamben


The experienced divers know that the word muck (a silty seabed generally of black volcanic sand) means to find unbelievable little treasures. A great tip before you go there is to make sure that you go with a Balinese dive guide. Spotting the Ghost pipefish, the nudibranchs or the pigmy horses require patience, knowledge and good eyes. The guides know the best places to spot them.

Liberty wreck is now one of the most popular wreck dives in Bali. USAT Liberty was a US cargo ship struck by a torpedo. You can start your dive from the black sand beach in Tulamben.

The USAT Liberty is just 25 m away. You can see the bump head parrotfish School and Jackfish float around the boat when you go diving at sunrise.

In 1963, a 70 m deep underwater wall arose from the volcanic eruption of Mount Agung. This is a good place to try your luck on white tip sharks. You can also spot whale sharks if you are extra lucky.

5. Amed


Along with its village of fisherman and its black sandy beach, this is the ideal place for relaxing and peaceful diving. The 15 minutes of sailing by traditional jukung boats is compulsory to reach the charm of diving in Amed.

A great variety of marine life can be found in Amed. Keep your eyes peeled out for the ever. You can see the pygmy or occasional blacktip reef shark. You can also spot angelfish, puffer fish, trevally and lionfish.

6. Padang Bai


Padang Bai, also known as Blue Lagoon is a beautiful site. It is perfect for beginners or those who are looking for a cruise dive because the location is protected. Visibility is excellent, and you don't have to go too far to explore some of the site's beauty.

Marine life is wondrously diverse too. You will find frogfish, morays, stonefish, nudibranchs, squid, stargazers and rays also.

7. Gili Tepekong/Mimpang


These spectacular sites await those with more experience seeking their next adventure. The great thing is that Tepekong has poor conditions. The chances are that they will be appropriate for Mimpang diving and vice versa.

There are beautiful rock formations, colorful sea life and calm corals in the underwater world. This part of Bali also offers an opportunity if you are visiting at the right time. July to September is the best time to dive in bali as you can see the incredible mola mola.

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8. Seraya Secrets


Seraya Secrets is one of the most exciting dives in Bali with a truly amazing life. This is an essential destination for underwater photographers. When you enter Seraya Secret, at the same moment that your mask is submerged, you realize that you have entered another world.

You can see boxing crabs, zebra crabs, harlequin prawns, devil scorpionfish, mime octopus, juvenile lionfish, Coleman prawns. Just 10 meters deep, you can enjoy one of the most exciting dives in the world, full of strange life and that can only be found in this part of the planet.

9. Nusa Dua


Nusa Dua is the most artificial and desolate spa town in Bali. The road is well equipped, and the streets are delimited by very well-kept flower beds. Some are private beaches for the clients of the hotel complexes. The prices in the warungs are expensive. The coastline is full of luxury hotels with activities typical of an amusement park. It is just worth the path that leads to the rocks on the shore.

10. Best Dive Sites in Gili Islands


To be in paradise without exploring what it hides under its waters? Nah, it's not a good idea! So put on your glasses, grab a snorkel tube and plunge into the crystal clear waters of Gili. Gili Islands are a small group of islands in the northwest of the Indonesian island of Lombok. The archipelago consists of the three sister islands Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili Trawangan.

Gili Islands have enjoyed great popularity for years, especially among backpackers, but for a long time small boutique hotels with high standards have found their way to the paradises of the island. From Bali it is best to reach the Gili Islands by speedboat in about 1.5 hours from the Padang Bai ferry port.

They say that in the waters of Gili you can see turtles with relative ease. You can snorkel for free directly from the beach or hire an excursion that takes you to visit the three islands.

The first stop is usually off the west coast of Gili Meno, with corals and colorful fish. The last stop is the southern part of Gili Air. Many say that in the Gili you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world. And boy, it's true! See the sun hide behind the volcanoes of Bali across the Java Sea.

Gili Trawangan is the largest and best-known of the three Gilis, and is also often described as a holiday island. Whether in the night market of Trawangan where you can stuff yourself with sate, nasi campur or grilled fish or in one or another restaurant with sea view dare with Indonesian cuisine, it seems delicious. In the market area during the day there are also very cheap restaurants with excellent food, a smart choice for budget travelers!

The best snorkeling areas for free in Gili Trawangan are in the northeast part. The best bars to spend the night are the Sama Sama, in which every night there are bands that play reggae music, with a super disco and chill out bars in the sunset area. Take a picture of the sea swings. One of the most famous is where near the swing (everything an instagram star) there is also a hammock.
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We don't know about you, but sometimes, we think a little bit of excitement is needed to break up the monotony of our regular routines. And if you're an Australian resident, or if you are a tourist planning an Australian adventure, we have some ideas here that will definitely get your heart racing.

Are you planning to travel to Australia in search of sun at any time of the year, or rare and endemic fauna? Here are our exciting experiences for your Australian Bucket List.

Exciting Experiences For Your Australian Bucket List

1. Say hello to a crocodile


Australia is famed for its wildlife experiences. From cuddly Koalas to bouncing Kangaroos, the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of our native animals shouldn't be overlooked. But a crocodile? We wouldn't recommend spending too much time with one of these sharp-toothed beasties unless you happen to visit Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin City.

Take the plunge with the Cage of Death, and spend 15 minutes of your life lowered down into a crocodile pen. Meet Chopper, Axel, and William and Kate (not the Royal couple), and say hello to these amazing reptiles from the safe confines of your water-bound cage as you travel Australia.

2. Dive down into the Great Barrier Reef


Book a diving tour with ReefFree, and explore the ocean depths of this, one of the seven of the Earth's natural wonders. The turquoise waters teem with over 15,000 varieties of tropical fish, from the bright orange Clown Fish (say hello to Nemo) to the once seen and never forgotten Parrotfish.

Pretty boys indeed! If you don't have the courage to scuba dive, you can still take a glass-bottomed boat, and see the beauty of the ocean from a dry distance. Either way, many incredible wonders await you at the bottom of the sea.

Hamilton Island located near the Great Barrier Reef offers a unique environment. There are activities for all tastes from excursions to paradisaical beaches in Australia such as wild Whitehaven Beach, whale watching in season, sailing or diving.

3. Ride a wave at Bondi Beach


Surfing is an iconic part of Australian culture, and Bondi Beach is the preferred hotspot for both amateur and professional surfers alike. Don't worry if you don't have the right gear - you can hire what you need offshore. And if you don't know one end of the surfboard from the other, there are also surfing lessons available if you are willing to hit the waves.

Just don't be put off by the surfer dudes doing Eskimo rolls around you, because with a bit of practice, you will soon be kickflipping with the best of them!

4. Climb Australia's tallest building


Okay, so this isn't one for vertigo sufferers, but if you do have a head for heights, then take a Skypoint Climb up one of one of Queensland's iconic landmarks, the Q1 Resort Building. It takes around 90 minutes from the beginning of the climb to the end, but despite the effort, you will be treated to the breathtaking view of the Gold Coast and beyond.

Dining packages are available on booking, but you might want to eat after the climb, just in case you get an upset tummy while scaling the Q1. It's not you we're worried about; it's the poor folks going about their business down below who don't want that sudden deluge of your dinner!

5. Sun, Surf and Sand in Gold Coast


Gold Coast is the typical mega urbanized beach destination. It has an area of ​​large skyscrapers, surfers paradise, which draws an almost futuristic skyline in front of the ocean. In Gold Coast you will find a tourist destination full of Australians enjoying life.

And its many beaches are full of people sunbathing, playing volleyball, doing all kinds of sports related to the waves, fishing, enjoying scuba diving, while in their parks do not stop seeing people with the skates, running, by bike or enjoying a good barbecue or picnic at public tables. Here they know how to live well. Visit the Burleigh Heads beach and do the little trekking along the coast.

Here are some travel tips to prepare your Australian bucket list and the different things that Australian culture taught me as I moved from the northern territory to east coast to western Australia to south Australia are:

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6. You will love Australia in Winter


Going to Australia during this time allows you to enjoy it without having to think about a lot of tourists fighting for space with you.

At such time, you will surely see sunbathers whether it is in Ningaloo Reef, Fraser Island, Cable Beach, Bondi Beach, Whitehaven Beach or Kangaroo Island. Weird, right? At this time, you can have access to great hotels at affordable prices.

7. The Australian Alps are quite magnificent


Have you heard about the Australian Alps? If you haven’t then it is time for you to learn a bit more about the most scenic part of this country. First of all, they have interesting, themed pubs all over the place, so you know you’ll have fun. If you want to experience Australia truly, I suggest you pay them a visit.

The other thing is that the Alps themselves, are quite beautiful. This range is located in southeastern Australia, and it overlaps eastern Victoria, southeastern New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory.

8. The wine regions in Australia produce an amazing wine


I bet when you are thinking about wine, the first thought that comes into your head is French or Italian, European in any case, even perhaps Napa Valley. However, Australia might surprise you when it comes to quality wine. Moreover, the wine regions in Australia are quite popular among the locals, and the most famous one of them all is Hunter Valley, Jacob's Creek winery in Barossa Valley and Yarra Valley.

What once upon a time, in the distant 1938 was a small vineyard at Yering Station, today it is a whole wine complex. In fact, there are over 300 vineyards and 160 wineries in Yarra Valley. You will be amazed by the sparkling Chardonnay, aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir they have to offer. If you’re a wine lover, you might have a lot of fun asking the locals about their unique land crafting and production practices.

9. You must visit the beaches in Australia


While you are there, you should definitely visit the numerous, breathtaking white sand beaches Australia has to offer. My personal recommendation would be for you to take a small road trip to the Whitsunday islands and the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia.

Even though it does not qualify as your typical, surfing beach in Australia, it is still a sight to behold. In fact, it’s the largest living “organism” on Earth, and it is spectacular. When you look at the sun shimmering on the water’s surface, you’ll know you made the right choice.

Therefore, what I learned from Australia as well, is to breath in the beauty and relax. Here are the Australian Islands You Need To Explore.

10. Australia has the best coffee in the world


Do you want to know why Australia has by far the best coffee in the world? It's because it also has the largest Greek population in Melbourne and Sydney. Even though that might not make sense right away, just think about the traditional coffee recipes brought here by the Greeks. Now blend that with Australian techniques and Asian influences.

After years and decades spent on perfecting different types of coffee and working with numerous ingredients and combinations, the Australian coffee scene was born. Honestly, the coffee itself makes it worth it for you to travel to Australia. You can find almost any type of cappuccino, mochaccino, frappucino there, and you should make it a priority to at least try a few different flavors while sitting along the Sydney harbour watching the Opera House.

I intentionally left coffee as the last point on the list as the most delicious reasons to visit Australia.

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Finally

There is more to do, of course. You might swim with the whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef, take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road and see the unique rock formations in the Twelve Apostles or cage dive with a Great White Shark at Port Lincoln.

You can disconnect a few days while discovering typical landscapes of the South Australia in Kangaroo Island. Apart from kangaroos you can see sea lions resting on coves, koalas and penguins. Eucalyptus forests, extensive deep blue beaches, underground caves and a host of other landscapes await you.

You can go into the desert of Australia and find places as incredible as the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and visit the sacred monolith of the aborigines in the northern territory. Also known as Ayes Rock, this huge monolith in the red centre stands out in the middle of nowhere and is a symbol of spiritual importance for some Australian aborigines.

There is more talk of northern lights in Scandinavia, but the aurora australis is just as incredible. In the southern hemisphere there are several places to witness this phenomenon as from Antarctica but the most wonderful originate in southern Tasmania in Australia and New Zealand. They can be seen throughout the year, but it is recommended to visit during the equinox.

Australia has many exciting experiences just begging to be tried, and while we haven't covered everything here, we are sure you will find something incredible to do to add to your Australian Bucket List.
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