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Are you thinking about where to go in Switzerland? Switzerland has beautiful scenery and a small population. The city and the country always look comfortable and quiet, and have a rural charm. There are many medieval buildings in the city, and Gothic and Baroque buildings are particularly eye-catching.

On the Swiss side of the Alps, it is a paradise for skiers. Geneva, Lucerne, Basel, Zurich, Jungfrau, are some of the best places to visit in Switzerland as each place is nostalgic. When you walk through idyllic mountains - dotted with lakes and upholstered green meadows dotted with colorful flowers - riding a luxurious high-speed train, you know that Switzerland has to be among the best countries in the world to live.

It has one of the best financial systems in the world, pristine cities, modern infrastructure, good job opportunities and a good location in the center of Europe. Among many other things you have an excellent place to live. In fact, many of the Spaniards who left Spain in the 50s and 60s of the last century went to try their luck in Switzerland and remain there (and their descendants).

Despite being in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has always held onto their own unique customs and culture. From yodeling to Alpine horn playing, Switzerland has a distinct identity which is all its own. This country is dominated by its Alpine mountain range, with the imposing Matterhorn having tempted climbers for generations.

Of course, Switzerland is also famous for its clocks and watches, and it seems like everything runs on time here. As a solo traveler in Europe you can set your own agenda. Make sure to soak up as much of the atmosphere as you can on your visit. Winter is the best time to travel to Switzerland.

places to visit in Switzerland

Here in this Switzerland travel guide and blog, you can find some unique places to visit in Switzerland and fun things to do this winter.

1. Geneva

Geneva is in the southwest corner of Switzerland, and the largest lake in Switzerland is in its north, also known by its name - Lake Geneva. Geneva is a modern city, but the main attractions are concentrated on the shores of Lake Geneva, which can be visited on foot. The United Nations European headquarters is also here, so it is not only a Swiss city but also a city of the world and is one of the best city to visit in Switzerland.

2. Lausanne

It is part of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, with a view of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. This small town is full of French romance and atmosphere and one of the best places to go in Switzerland. The Olympic Museum is the largest museum in the world to record the history of the Olympic Movement and the most complete collection of Olympic materials in the world.

3. Gruyères

Take a trip to Gruyères, where you will find the incredible H.R. Giger museum. This is no ordinary museum. The creator of the monsters from the Alien movies having designed this place in trademark Gothic style.

Fribourg is built on a canyon wall and the Poo line connects upper Fribourg with lower Fribourg and it is powered by human waste. The passenger cars has sewage tanks in them. The tanks are filled with sewage on top, released and then pulls an sewage-empty passenger car to the top as they descend.

At the bottom, the sewage tank is emptied into a sewer and the car becomes lighter than the passenger car at top that is currently being filled so it ascends and halfway up it meets the passenger car going down.

4. Montreux

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Montreux has a natural romantic atmosphere and is one of the best places in Switzerland. The Chillon Castle on the lake is a model of the Swiss castle. You can boat on the lake, or stroll through the town's old buildings, and breathe its romantic atmosphere. The mild climate, plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures create a good environment for Montreux.

5. Zermatt

Several airlines offer direct flights to the Swiss airports of Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Basel, from where you can take direct trains to Zermatt (between three and four hours). The village of Zermatt is dominated by one of the greatest symbols of Switzerland, the unmistakable Matterhorn peak of Mount Matterhorn. Zermatt is a paradise for glaciers with snow-capped mountains and is one of the best sites in Switzerland for hiking.

The stretches of white mountains line the beautiful lines of the sky, and the greenery and flowers scattered among the valleys make the whites more transparent. Located in the canton of Valais, in the south of the country and bordering Italy, Zermatt is one of the most famous mountain destinations in the Swiss Alps for hiking in Switzerland.

Matterhorn Museum shows the history and traditions of the town. When spring and summer arrive, hiking in the mountains of Zermatt is one of the favorite activities of the locals. Watch the mountain lake and the snow mountain singing songs.

Skiing in Zermatt takes you to another dimension. The fabulous landscape will captivate your attention from the moment you step on the station. And who does not dazzle being surrounded by 29 peaks that exceed 4000 meters?
The three ski areas of Zermatt rise above 3100 meters. This translates into excellent snow conditions and long tracks.

For example, the track that starts at the Klein Matterhorn cable car, 3820 meters high, and ends in Zermatt, is 13 kilometers long and 2200 meters high, being one of the longest and highest tracks in the world. You can also end the day in the idyllic village of Findeln, tasting a fondue in one of its restaurants.

The splendor of the sun in the alpine snow is unimaginable, nowhere is there such an exhibition of size and beauty as can be seen from the Gornergrat Top. Gornergrat is one of the three skiing domains of Zermatt. The other two are Sunnegga Rothorn and Schwarzsee.

In this last one is located the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest panoramic viewpoint in Europe, at 3,883 meters, accessible through the cable car that climbs the highest altitude of the continent. Visit the Glacier Palace, located 15 meters below the surface and decorated with ice sculptures, a restaurant and a shop. From Zermatt you can also access the Cervinia station in Italian territory.

The panoramic views of much of Switzerland, northern Italy, and even the French Alps, is something truly extraordinary. Here you will discover the silent, wild, and beautiful landscape of the eternal alpine ice.

6. Ascona

Among all those small towns in Europe where jazz rhymes with summer, Ascona is usually the first and the best place in Switzerland. And your postcard is enviable. Imagine this cocktail: Lake Maggiore, summery mountains, good music, festive atmosphere but without lag and that intergenerational cultural halo that surrounds this musical genre. Oh! And a last incentive: the scenes that are mounted in Locarno and that invite to visit, also, this city.

7. Lugano

Lugano is the largest city in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, and it also has the casual, romantic and warm Italian atmosphere. The southernmost city in Switzerland has some colourful markets of the world, unique antique shops, a small park by the lake and the best places to tent in Switzerland. There are no unique attractions in the mountains and lakes, staggered alleys, and the whole city is a famous painting.

8. Lucerne

If skiing is not the main purpose of your visit to Switzerland, presumably you are coming to enjoy the architecture of the Middle Ages and the laid-back idyllic scenery. You can see beautiful fields, charming country roads, magnificent snow-capped mountains, old towns. The HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute is located in the small town of Somberg in the Canton of Lucerne.

9. Zurich

Zurich enjoys the reputation of being the richest city in Europe, European millionaire city and financial center. Not only that, but the environment, the architecture, the culture, the atmosphere of life here exudes a unique charm. There are mountains and lakes, and there are lights and hustle and bustle.

Zurich's city center, the toboggan runs for the playful and has spa with outdoor hot tubs for relaxation. Top it with a day trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken, a mix of spectacular scenery and shops with handcrafts.

10. Basel

This city is beautiful and full of life, but at the same time very calming. There isn’t much noise or anything in particular that could disturb your inner peace. Midnight walk around city is definitely a must. But the real beauty of the place is when you are standing at one of the bridges that are made on river Rhine and watching the sun going down.

Basel is located at the junction of the Rhine Bay and Germany and France. It is the most important transportation hub connecting France, Germany and Switzerland. The highways of the three countries meet here. The city retains the characteristics of the German-speaking city, and the combination of modern and classical is perfect and very orderly. And here is the birthplace of King Federer.

It's a cute little city which is not too crowded or too lonely either. When Fasnacht parade is around the corner, whole of the city gets decorated around the same theme. Big handmade masks features at every shop.

11. Bern

Bern is in the Bernese Oberland, surrounded by the Swiss Alps and the Aare Rive. The capital looks least like a capital. In the streets and alleys of the city, you can feel the warmth of the country and the elegance of the nobles. There are many street springs in the streets of the city of Bern. So Bern is also known as the spring city.

12. Kandersteg

Lake Blausee is a romantic and pretty forest lake of an intensely blue colour which gives it the name: Blue Lake. A paved path leads from the gift shop at the entrance down to the lake through a thick forest. Quickly, the striking blue lake appears and and will amaze you you with its beauty.

13. Interlaken

Interlaken, the important stop of the Swiss Golden Pass train, connecting Lake Brienz with Lake Thun, is an important gateway to the Jungfrau and Schilthorn, with the best natural scenery in Switzerland. With turquoise blue waters, mountainous peaks of permanent snow and a fresh breeze on the face, Interlaken is guarded by Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and is one of the beautiful places to visit in Switzerland.

The first is the best known, with famous mountains such as the Niesen or the Harder Kulm and the views of the powerful and well-known Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch.

14. Thun

A water trip through the Lake Thun and Lake Brienz will take you through bucolic fishing ports and castles full of history. Be it the Mediterranean air on Lake Thun or the journey through the transparent glacial waters on Lake Brienz.

Close by are the Giessbach waterfalls, which are truly impressive and can be accessed from below through a walkway. They are in a forest where there is a luxury hotel that has its own zipper to the lake. It is a paradise for skiers, and with the wildflowers in the best mountains to visit in summer, it is the best time to hike in Switzerland.

15. Lauterbrunnen

Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen is 13 km by car. The funicular is in the middle of the town of Lauterbrunnen, but you have to park in a paid parking lot at the end of the village, where the waterfall is located. Lauterbrunnen valley is one of the most spectacular of all the Alps and a landscape dominated by vertical walls of mountains and waterfalls of meltwater.

Lauterbrunnen is also known as the valley of the 72 waterfalls. One of the most impressive is the Staubbach Falls, which with almost 300 meters high, becomes the second highest freefall waterfall in Switzerland, and one of the highest in Europe. In summer, the warm winds disperse the water in all directions causing it to spray.

16. Wengen

Take a cog railway that go up to Wengen. From this village you can enjoy a beautiful view of the valley. Take a cable car to the Männlichen. The Männlichen peak, at 2,343 meters, is an excellent viewpoint between the valleys of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald.

From there, a mountain trail starts up to Kleine Scheidegg, a walk that allows you to see an excellent view of the Bernese Alps, always guarded by the majestic peaks of the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau, the three highest heights in Switzerland. Kleine Scheidegg is the starting point of the cog railway that goes up to the Jungfraujoch and is also one of the places in Switzerland to enjoy alpine horn playing or alphorn.

Nearby, the glacial waters of Trümmelbach Falls traverse the crevices of the mountains beyond the viewing platforms. A cable car runs from the village of Stechelberg to the Schilthorn mountain, from where you can see the Bernese Alps and is an easy day trip to bohemian Switzerland.

Take a cable car up to Grütschalp. Breathing the alpine air and overlooking the highest peaks in Europe, is something that would not change even for a meal in the best restaurant in Switzerland. Consider visiting the town of Murren. To get there from Grütschalp there are 2 options by train or by taking a pleasant 1-hour walk on flat terrain.

17. Verbier

With a tradition that goes back more than 150 years, Switzerland is one of the most elegant and complete ski destinations in the world. Its great variety of stations, makes Switzerland an ideal destination for all types of skiers. One of the best ski destinations in the country, it is undoubtedly Nendaz that together with Verbier, Veysonnaz and Thyon form the mega station 4 Vallées, one of the largest ski areas in the world of connected tracks with more than 400 km of slopes.

Nendaz is quite the opposite of the renowned Verbier, one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in the world ski. The neighboring station overflows fame and when from the Col des Mines or Les Ruinettes you can see its overcrowded slopes, you choose to continue on the outskirts, or return to the quiet and familiar Nendaz slopes, rather than having to battle with the mass of skiers.

Nendaz, the secluded station is part of Les 4 Vallées, the largest ski domain in the Swiss country, where it competes with the cosmopolitan Verbier. Here, on the other hand, tranquility and family tracks prevail. The quietest corner of the largest Swiss ski area hangs high in the Rhone Valley. To get to its domain, you have to take the precise bus that departs from the Sion station, where you can get to a railway.

Nightfall and a constellation of lights scatter the rigorously untouched slopes. They point to the position of Anzère, Crans Montana, Les Diablerets, Leukerbad, Ovronnaz and other ski centers that the traveler cannot identify. Next to Nendaz are Veysonnaz, Thyon, La Tzoumaz and Verbier. Nendaz is made up of two cores: Nendaz resort and Siviez.

Perhaps the most recommended is the long descent that joins the Mont-Fort, which starts at the same roof of the station, and continues along the rugged slope of Mont-Gelé to Tortin.

18. Engelberg

Beautiful Village along with Magical Lake Sarnen, Obwalden is a place where you can just relax and see the beauty of nature with lots of colors.
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It is not always easy to maintain good eating habits while traveling. You rarely have the time or utensils to cook at home. At the campsite, or between two hotels, the priority is rarely to make good food, so we end up improvising and giving in to the ease of ordering pizzas. And yet, there are solutions to eat well on a trip and without spending too much!

Easy Travel Recipes for Road Trips

Here are some tips and ideas on how to make travel recipes easy and quick to prepare healthy make ahead meals for road trips.

1. Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Cream Cheese

Sunday road trip sandwiches with smoked salmon and fromage frais. This Sunday evening sandwich recipe could perfectly well be done on holiday for the good reason that it is only the assembly kitchen and that it does not require any material or preliminary preparation. Just choose a smoked salmon of good quality (Red or organic label is much better). You can serve it for an aperitif or prepare several for a quick lunch.

2. Peach and Tomato Salad

The tomato salad is the most practical salad when you are on a trip, and if it is also the tomato season it is one of the best recipes for travelling. It is ideal because it is basically simple and is one of those easy recipes when travelling. With tomatoes cut into quarters, a bit of salt and seasoning, a drizzle of oil, the one that falls under the hand, vinegar and the toughest stains are now behind us.

After all, everything is about pleasure and opportunities! Here, some peaches and herbs are not far away. Besides many other associations are possible. Fruits like vegetables can be married perfectly with the tomato! In addition, the beautiful red is present almost in all countries, so do not hesitate!

3. Hummus Crostini

This gourmet road trip food is a delicious and original starter, for lunch and dinner! You just need black olives, hummus, bread and green pepper. Spread the hummus over the bread then add the green pepper and olives previously pitted. Dare a pinch of thyme on the urge you said.

4. Stuffed Aubergine Ratatouille

This picnic food for the car can be enjoyed as a starter, but also as a meal on the run. You will only need three ingredients: canned tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. You cook everything together and you end up with this succulent dish!

5. Cranberry Energy Bites

Energy bars are the perfect snack for travelling in train or car, and this healthy variant will give you all the energy you need to continue your city tour or mountain hike. You will need cranberries, dates and fines. First place the cranberries and dates in the blender, and then add the fines. After mixing, place in a large dish, then in the refrigerator or on the edge of a window for ¾ hour. All you have to do is enjoy your energy bars.

6. Tabbouleh

Finely chop coriander or parsley, tomatoes, onion, mint leaves and a cucumber. Boil water add wheat dalia (bulgur) to the boiling water and stir. Turn heat off, cover and let stand 25 minutes. Fluff bulgur with a fork and then allow to cool to room temperature. Mix all these ingredients and add a pinch of salt, lemon juice and pepper powder. Pour olive oil. Mix again lightly. Eat this alone or with bread.

7. Potato Chips

In fact, it is not difficult to make potato chips at home. Speaking of homemade potato chips, many people may think of simple steps: cleaning potatoes - peeling potatoes - cutting potatoes - frying - cooling and de-oiling - seasoning. Don't worry, this article will tell you some tips to improve the taste of potato chips.

Pick the big potatoes. Wash and cut them into thin slices. The thinner the crisper. If you want to make potato chips like Lays, the thickness of the cut should not exceed 2 mm. After the potato chips are cut, they need to be washed with water. Be sure to wash the starch in the potatoes as much as possible. At first, the water will be whitish, and by the end the water will become clear.

Then boil a pot of water and add a pinch of salt. Pour the potato chips into the boiling water and scald until the potatoes are translucent. Put the cooked potatoes in cold water and drain. The water must be drained out of the potato chips; otherwise, it will splash when fried. Pour the oil in the pan to ensure that the oil in the pan is slightly more.

When the oil temperature reaches about 150 degrees Celsius, slowly put the potato chips into the oil pan. You can pinch out when you see the edge begin to change color. The longer the fried, the crisper the taste. However, it should be noted that the color should not be too deep, otherwise it will be bitter. Place the prepared potato chips on the blotting paper and remove excess oil.

After cooling, add various seasonings according to your taste. You can add cumin powder, salt, and pepper, allspice powder, seaweed powder, barbecue powder, etc.

8. Burger

Salt the meat. Add some black pepper if you must. Handle the meat as little as possible. Do not mash it into a pulp or knead it. Make patties of uniform thickness, a bit larger than the bun. A half-inch thick patty is a good size, but you can go thinner if you like. Heat up a well-seasoned cast iron skillet to medium-high on stovetop.

When it’s fully heated, place the patties in and do not mess with them until they are ready to flip — you are going to flip these burgers exactly once. Do not try to move them before you are ready to flip them. DO NOT SMASH THE PATTIES DOWN WITH A SPATULA! Or any other object. All you’re going to do is squeeze the juice out of your burger, drying it out, and increase the odds that the patty will stick in the pan.

You’ll know the burgers are ready to flip when the juices rise along the outer edge of the top of the patty. There will be a ring of still-murky juices that forms all the way around the burger’s edge. When you see that, it’s time to flip! Cook until the juice runs clear. All you have to do is give the patties a little pressure with the corner of the spatula and the juice will rise up and run off, just a bit.

If it’s red or cloudy, not ready yet. When it’s clear, your burger is done! Add a slice of American cheese to each burger just before you’re ready to remove them from the skillet. The momentary heat from the pan will drop the edges of the slice down around the patty, and the heat from the burger will melt it nicely.

Bread is a very personal choice. Find a bun you really like, or one that’s just like your favorite diner, and use that. Toast, grill, or not, depending on preference. As for condiments, the classic American burger have ketchup and dill pickle chips on the lower bun, mustard on the top bun, and raw onion slices, lettuce, and sliced tomatoes on top of the burger. But you can mix it up however you want.

9. Zucchini Fritters

It's fast and tasty and is one of the best meals for traveling in the car! This dish requires few utensils and preparation time. In other words, it is perfect when your priority is not to cook, when you are traveling for example? You will need a large zucchini, an egg, 1/2 tablespoon of flour, two cloves of garlic, a little parsley and dill.

Chop garlic and herbs and mix them with the egg in a bowl. Stir everything gently. Grate the zucchini and add the result to the mixture. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Preheat a saucepan, add a little vegetable oil and add a tablespoon of the zucchini mixture. Fry everything until it is golden brown. You have your first donut! Repeat until the bowl is empty.
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We are here to share with you interesting facts regarding strangest natural places on earth. The new stories with a mysterious theme. Thus they have turned our lives to a different angle. These mysterious stories would take you to the place itself. You will enjoy feeling your presence there.

strange natural places on earth

Here are some best mysterious places in the world.

1. Bouvet Island

It may be owned by Norway, but the most remote island in the world is halfway between South Africa and Antarctica! It’s arguably the most difficult place in the world to visit, and fewer than 100 people have ever set foot here.

2. Bermuda Triangle

Also called the Devil’s Triangle, the well-known Bermuda Triangle also makes it to the list of weird places. All of us know how mysterious ships and aircraft have disappeared from the region. All these disappearances have happened in a way that cannot be explained by equipment failure, human error or natural disasters. According to folklore, it is an activity by extraterrestrial beings.

This region is the part of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Many ships and planes disappeared in this strange region over the centuries. In the 20th century, the mysterious behavior of the Bermuda Triangle came into the attention of the public. In October 2015, a ship of a cargo vessel disappeared after sinking in the Bermuda Triangle.

3. Nazca lines

The Nazca area is made up of strange lines which lie between the Pacific coast of Southern Peru and the Andean foothills. These peculiar lines are in the form of animals and birds. These mysterious lines was named as Nazca lines, and these lines are still a mystery. Some of the theories explain that these lines and drawings was made by hidden extraterrestrial beings like Aliens.

Some of the arguments demonstrate that the Peruvian desert was used as an Astro port by spacecraft thousands of years ago. These lines give a picture of some science fiction novel. This region has not experienced rain for ten thousand years in addition to the incomprehensible lines, but there is a scientific reason behind the rain.

The Peru government has taken steps to avoid spoiling these Nazca lines. Walking and driving over the place is banned except by special permission. The tourists can see the enigma through the roadside observation tower.

4. Padmanabhaswamy temple

Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a tall temple in the capital of Kerala, and the mother of all supernatural sites. This gold plated glory is one of the 108 Divya Desams, the principal centers of worship of Vaishnava religion, for followers of Vishnu. For a long time, this temple was controlled by a Trust headed by Travancore royal family which later was divested by Supreme Court of India.

The secrets doors of the temple is made of iron and its wealth is more than the GDP of some countries. There is vault B which is also known as Bharatakkon Kallara which remains unopened. The mystery of Vault B is an accurate example of some things that cannot get solved. It has deep rooted belief that Devas and Sages got devoted to Balarama who resides in Kallara B.

There is a snake on the Vault B which indicates the danger to whosoever will open it. Around 100 years ago, the chamber authorities of the temple tried to open the door, and they heard the sounds of gushing ocean waves behind the door.

5. Ram Setu Floating Stone

The mystery of Ram Setu Floating Stone of Rameshwaram is still going on for many years. Though scientists have validated the magic of these loose stones, even then people do not believe this explanation. The discussions over the loose rock have to led to various discoveries.

According to scientists, this floating stone bridge is a natural bridge which was formed by limestones, but Hindu mythology says that this bridge was made by Lord Rama and his Vanara Sena. This bridge was walkable until 1480 AD. However, according to scientific studies, there are some volcanic rocks which float in the water.

According to science, these loose stones can be the pumice stones because these stones can float in the water. These pumice stones is made up of a hardened form of lava which comes out when a volcanic eruption takes place. Some of these stones are found on the coastal site of Rameswaram. These stones may look like they are made up of corals.

When everything was examined, it was found that these stones were neither a coral not were they floating pumice stones.

6. Howland Island

This uninhabited island halfway between Hawaii and Australia was obtained by the United States in 1856. It has it’s own time zone, only shared by its neighbor Baker Island, only four hours earlier than California despite its remote location. Only employees of the US Fish and Wildlife Service are allowed to visit once every two years, making the long and slow boat trip from Hawaii!

So yes, it would be very unusual if you included this on a vacation, or even obtained permission to visit. There is evidence of a civilization that lived here as far back as 1000 BC. It was designated as a landing site for Amelia Earhart, and US forces were attacked here by the Japanese the day after the Pearl Harbor siege.

7. Baker Island

This uninhabited island is a grueling multi-day boat ride from Hawaii. Only a handful of US government workers are allowed to visit.

8. Dragon Blood Tree, Socotra

Socotra is a part of Yemen, a fascinating Arab nation. Socotra definitely has to be one of the most interesting islands in the world. In the middle of the Indian ocean at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden, where the continents of Africa and Asia approach each other, lies a small archipelago consisting of four islands. This is the Socotra Archipelago, also known as the most alien place on Earth.

Lets begin with the name Socotra. There are different theories about the origin of the name Socotra. The more common one is that the name is derived from the ancient Sanskrit language, meaning the Island of Bliss. This theory makes the origin of it’s name quite interesting as India is over a thousand miles away from Socotra.

The Island of Socotra is actually not of volcanic origin. Rather it was once a part of the continental body before breaking apart. It was once part of the Gondwana continent before breaking apart during the Miocene epoch. That is what ended up making this island so interesting.

That means that for over 5 million years, the plant and animal life on this island (once the same as the main body) evolved completely isolated from the continent under very different conditions. This resulted in the creation of some of the most interesting and bizarre plants and animals that you will ever see.

Over one third of the plant life found on this island is found nowhere else on the entire planet. The mix of geographical isolation and extreme climate conditions have resulted in the formation of truly alien life on this very island. Lets begin with the plant that Socotra is known best for. The Dracaena cinnabari or more commonly known as the Dragon Blood Tree.

The reason this plant has such a cool name is because of the red sap produced by this tree. When the tree is wounded, its sap leaks out almost as if the tree itself is bleeding. A dried form of the sap was sought after in the ancient world, as people believed it to have magical properties. They believed it to be the blood of dragons. It was commonly used in ritual, alchemy and miracle potions.

As the world modernized, the resin of this tree was used for different reasons. It was used as a dye and in medicine. The Arabs, Greeks, Romans used it in medicine for various things. Even today it, the locals use the various parts of this tree for many different reasons. Some of these being medical purposes, for abortions and as a dye.

It’s no surprise that there is an interesting origin story behind this fascinating tree. According to the story, god made a new world surrounded by a endless ocean on all sides. The new world was extremely beautiful and filled with all sorts of wonderful plants and animals. The god then made a king of this new world, the dragon. A power and frightening creature on the outside but kind, wise and calm on the inside.

God left the world in the care of this dragon and returned after countless year. Only to found the world burned down and all beauty destroyed. All forms of life were extinguished save the dragon, still sleeping atop the mountain peacefully. He blamed the dragon for destroying this paradise and turned him into a tree to make it suffer. Now every time the tree is cut, the dragon bleeds. This is it’s eternal punishment.

It should be pretty clear why Socotra is such an interesting island. An island that looks partly from the pre-historic times and partly like it is on an alien planet.

Well-known Dragon’s Blood Trees and 700 other species attract hundreds of people to the Socotra every year. It is an attraction that is weird but worth visiting.

9. Koiluoto

The smallest island divided by actual agreement and not a current dispute between two nations is Koiluoto. It’s area is only 0.03 km2. However, it is unihabited and off limits to both Russians and Finns.

10. Area 51, Nevada, USA

It is an extremely secret army testing base that is kept out of reach of outsiders as very confidential matters are dealt here. Troops and army personals always surround that place and security is ensured in a very efficient way. They have full rights to shoot anything that tries to come near that place.

In the past, UFOs were seen crashed there. It is a highly prohibited area and only authorised persons can get access to that. This is to ensure the security of that place as it is a confidential and sensitive matter of the entire country.

11. Tristan da Cunha

This is one of the most isolated places on earth with the nearest country to this overseas British territory being South Africa. Amazingly, this island has a population of about 250. The locals speak English, but have also invented their own dialect with words derived from English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, and Irish reflective of their various places of origin.

There is no airstrip of any kind here, meaning the only way of travelling in and out from Tristan is by a boat, six-day trip from Cape Town in South Africa, nine times a year. In case you wanna move and settle there it is virtually impossible to do it. Why? It’s because you need approval of every permanent citizen in Tristan.

Fly for numerous hours to Johannesburg. Stay overnight, and catch your next flight to Cape Town. Stay overnight. Wake up early. Take a taxi down to the port. Look out for a blue and white ship. Show your ticket and step aboard. Welcome to your new home for the next week.

Lying at an extraordinary 2432 kms from Cape Town, this island is home to only 248 people! You have arrived at your destination. In a world growing increasingly small, having to spend 6 days getting to an island is quite an experience. It is the most remote settlement in the world. Its 248 residents (Tristaners) all live in the official settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, or as it is know locally, The Settlement.

12. Miracle Village, USA

The small, sleepy and tightly-knit community that is made up entirely of convicted sex offenders and their families. Located near the city of Pahokee in Florida, it is home to 200 people. It is deliberately placed in a very isolated location in the poorest part of Palm Beach County so they remain out of public view and under the radar. Makes sense since nobody will bother them and disturb the peace.

Miracle Village does not accept violent offenders, serial offenders, or pedophiles since there are children present within the village. The place is so popular with ex-offenders convicted of these particular crimes, it receives over 20 applications for residency a week.

13. Death Zone, Mount Everest

The death zone is an altitude of 8,000 metres above sea level where there is not enough available oxygen for humans to breathe. Most of the 200+ climbers who have died on Mount Everest have died in the death zone. Sane humans shouldn’t go there yet they do. They do it in high enough numbers that there are traffic jam issues at the top of Everest! People spend thousands of dollars to risk their lives to stand on the roof of the world.

14. North Sentinel Island, India

North Sentinel Island is the home to the Sentinelese, people who violently reject any contact or approaches from the outside world and remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. It’s one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal.

The island is part of India, and the Indian authorities recognize the islanders’ right to be left alone and restrict themselves to remote monitoring and also don’t prosecute the Sentinelese for killing unwanted visitors. The Sentinelese have repeatedly attacked approaching vessels. This resulted in the deaths of fishermen and missionaries. They don’t want outsiders there. Leave the Sentinelese people alone like a good sane person.

15. Lake Nyos, Cameroon

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in Cameroon on the flank of an active volcano. It’s one of only three known lakes which experience what’s called a lake overturn where dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from deep lake waters and forms a deadly gas cloud capable of suffocating all living things including humans, wildlife and even insects.

Because the carbon dioxide is heavier than air, it descends and pushes oxygen away, suffocating everything within the cloud. Two eruptions in the 1980s killed over 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock leaving it an eerie and completely lifeless area before the carbon dioxide dispersed. Why do sane people avoid it? Because the gas levels are rising again and the natural wall holding the lake back is weakening.

16. Niihau Island, Hawaii

Niihau islands are located in the USA and are part of the great Hawaiian Islands. The island was bought by a super-rich Robinson family who made it their own private property and limited outside access. They did this to preserve the rich culture of that small part of land as well as its wildlife, flora and fauna.

They only offer limited access to the tourists in the form of half day helicopter trips to the beach to see its beauty. There is no accommodation available and tourists are not at all allowed to meet the people who are residing there. The population there is about 200 people who live happily in their rich culture and are isolated from the rest of the world.

They don't have electricity, shopping malls, hospitals but they have their own small world. They have made that island their home by true means.

Well, these mysterious stories have turned us to think exceptionally about these strangest places on earth. Now visit these most mysterious places on earth.
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Kolkata, the city that rests on the east bank of Hooghly river is a place where culture resides in heart and soul. Kolkata is most popular in the country for its peculiar sweets and fish and rice. Kolkata is a culturally rich city with eccentric colonial architecture and sweetest residents to live in the city. Kolkata is one of the four metropolitan cities in the country that provides a home to people from various castes and classes in its heart.

Kolkata served as the capital of British Raj in India for about 140 years as the traders, East India Co. Ltd had its headquarters located in the city with most of its operations carrying out from the Port of Kolkata; the oldest functioning port in the country today.

Kolkata is a perfect place for a family vacation or a solo trip who adore culture, good food, and historic architecture. For art lovers, Kolkata is a paradise with numerous art galleries and cultural festivals that portray various kinds of arts like sculpturing, paintings, poetry recitations and more. Kolkata is often referred to as the Cultural Capital of the country, it has everything that a culture lover could ask for.

Being one of the metropolitan cities, Kolkata has a lot to offer to its citizens and tourists. A city where the language is as sweet as Rosogolla; the tourism never fails to give everything it owns. Known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is known for being the city with a soul! A hub of culture, birthplace of famous Bengali sweets like Rasgulla and Sandesh – Kolkata with its tram lines running across the old city in the north and the modernity in the south is a bundle of joy.

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Here are the best places to visit and things to do in Kolkata:

1. Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is the roadway commute between the city of Kolkata and Howrah. An iconic piece of infrastructure in the city that is an old-world charm. The bridge is constructed using the suspended span technology that depicts modern architecture techniques for the later stages of the Industrial Revolution in India. The bridge is 705 meters in length that serve as one of the busiest connections between Kolkata and Howrah.

The Howrah Bridge is an iconic infrastructure as it resembles the city of Kolkata in pop culture. A must-visit in Kolkata.

2. Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial is a monument in Kolkata and is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata with girlfriend. The construction took approximately 15 years using white marble. The monument was built in the memory of Queen Victoria which now serves as a museum and tourist attraction.

The design of this gigantic monument is Indo-Saracenic which consists of elements and inspirations from Egyptian, Deccani and Islamic architecture. Every year thousands of tourists visit this museum to observe the collection of rich cultural history that still holds the old-world charm.

3. Writers' Building

A significant monument designed by architect Luke Thomas in 1777, Writers’ Building used to serve as a workplace for the writers of East India Co. Limited, hence, the name. Currently, this monument serves as the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal. Writers’ Building is built on the Lal Dighi, a waterfront covering the lakes entire northern stretch.

The design of the monument was influenced by various styles which include Roman, Greek, British and Indian. The building stretches on the 128-foot long veranda which provides a wide serene of Lal Dighi. A sheer pleasure to visit this place, nature, man-made beauty, and peace of mind, everything can be experienced to the fullest.

4. Indian Museum

Among best places to travel in Kolkata, a museum built in 1814 by English during the British Raj, is a famous tourist spot in the City of Joy. Indian Museum or Imperial Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India. This museum holds the widest collection of rare antics, arms, ammunition, armours and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and iconic Mughal paintings as well.

With a collection of over 100,000 antiques and artifacts, a good, 3-4 hours tour is required in this museum.

Fun Fact – Indian Museum is the largest museum in the Asia – Pacific region.

Being a metropolitan city, there are many fun-filled activities in the city on a wider scale. There are numerous activities to enjoy locally.

5. Eden Gardens

Going by seating capacity, the Eden Gardens Cricket Ground is the stadium is the third largest cricket stadium in the world.

6. Botanical Garden

The Great Banyan Tree in the Botanical Garden is the largest tree in the world in terms of area covered.

7. Board the Hand-Driven Rickshaw in Kolkata

Kolkata still runs on hand-driven rickshaw where a muscular man, pulls the rickshaw with maximum 2 passengers. The rickshaw is useful only for short distances. This experience can be tried when in Kolkata.

8. Boating at Prinsep Ghat in Kolkata

Prinsep Ghat is situated on the banks of the Hooghly river and is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for couples. A beautiful serene which is an eye-catcher for all the tourists in Kolkata. Prinsep Ghat was built in 1841. The European styled, Palladian porch gives a serene unlike any other. Prinsep Ghat offers an old-world boating experience, a rower rows the boat while singing soulful melodies of yesteryears. An experience worth gathering.

Prinsep Ghat offers an old-school boating experience where you sit back and relax whilst the rower drives the boat through the beautiful Hooghly River. A must-try soothing experience at the time of sunset and is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata with friends.

9. Visit Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata

Academy of Fine Arts is a cultural spot in the heart of the city, where various types of cultural and artists portray their work with flair. A must-visit for all the art lovers. Academy of Fine Arts screens cinema, displays dramas, local and international painters, poets and more. A show not to miss as it is one of the unique places to visit in Kolkata.

10. Shopping in New Market in Kolkata

Kolkata is a shopping hub. With various industries having its feet planted on the streets and various markets, the options are limitless. New Market is a bazaar which is equivalent to Crawford Market in Mumbai and Karol Bagh in Delhi. Every bit of all the tiny products produced in the world is available in these markets. The quality of the product depends on the shop and the goodwill the name has in the market.

Being a local market and not an industry, this market favours the businessman’s name or surname over the business name. Gariahat is another delight to shop at with clothes available for as cheap as a hundred bucks.

11. Party at Park Street in Kolkata

One can say what Colaba Causeway is to Mumbai, Park Street is to Kolkata, shopping, food, and entertainment, this locality has everything locked under its belt. A thoroughfare covering all the aspects a tourist requires in the open air and is one of the places to visit in Kolkata at night.

Park Street in Kolkata is the hub of food and entertainment; with a vivid choice for different food items and restaurant styles. Park Street has a huge concentration of eating out places where the youth is attracted to along with their parents. There are specifically two eateries which are must-try Barbeque Nation and Peter Cat.

Yes, Barbeque Nation is a restaurant that is available across the entire country. The thing that makes this one a special is the typical Bengali flavours infused in the food along with a modern twist to it. Whereas Peter Cat is a casual-dining in Park Street Area of Kolkata that serves delicious North-Indian and Continental cuisines.

12. Buy books in College Street in Kolkata

It is the place to find any book in this world, with hundreds of book shops. The lane is heaven for book lovers and readers and is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for youngsters. The dealers don't just sell new books, but also purchase old ones and resell them, making each and every piece of paper a treasure.

13. Food in Kolkata

Kolkata is a place where things to eat has its own place in the people's heart as well as streets with numerous restaurants with private rooms. Well, fish and rasgulla are the one of the favorite food of the people. But it isn't necessary that everyone likes eating fish, some are interested in Kosher Mangso too. Also the Ilish maach is just awesome.

The key taste profile of Bengali food is a complex yet delicate mix of bitter, sweet, and pungent. The dish that represents this profile in its entirety is - shukto. Traditionally, shukto is the starter to an elaborate Bengali meal, to cleanse the palate.

Also not only rasgulla but pantua and sondesh are also awesome. The variety of sweets and their prices are also lower than most of the states. Now comes Biryani. Though Hyderabadi Biryani maybe tasty and popular, but the Kolkata Biryani is pure love. The essence is the aloo present in the biryani and they also offer gravy along with the biryani.

Some of the other popular things to eat in Kolkata amongst bongs are Rolls at Kusum Rolls, biryani at Arsalan, phuchka (Bengali name for panipuri), club kachori and kullad wali chai (tea served in a clay cup) that can be found at various locations. Dim toast and baapuji cake is one of the most preferred breakfast of the people.

Along with Rosogolla, Kolkata also homes the sweetest delicacy named Sandesh. The best Sandesh is available at Girish Chandra and Nakur Chandra sweet shops, being one of the oldest Halwais in Kolkata, they have mastered the art of Sandesh and other Bengali sweets. During winters, a specialty marks the board, Gud ka Sandesh which has jaggery liquid as its core.

Ever in Kolkata, do not miss out on the Calcutta Meetha Pan, a mouth freshener that has its roots dug deep in the soil of Kolkata. As it’s a local specialty, it can be found at every corner.

Kolkata is famous for traditional Bengali food which majorly consists of fish and rice. This cuisine can be found in many places across the city, however, one of the best is Bhojohori Manna.

Luchi and Cholar Dal: Cholar Dal is Bengali breakfast dish. Bengal gram lentils cooked in coconut and spices that is served with hot and fluffy luchi.

Jhalmuri and Tea: Jhalmuri is a street snack in Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, made of puffed rice and an assortment of spices, vegetables, chanachur and bhujia. Often had with tea for breakfast.

Roll: You can find any type of roll from the simple egg roll to chicken roll. The cheapest is usually the vegetable roll and the most expensive is double egg, double chicken roll. The spices are customisable, free of charge of course.

Momo: Momos are the lifeline of northeastern India. They range from simple steamed veg momos to the Afghani Tandoori ones. Whichever you choose, each one will be able to delight you to the maximum. Chicken momo is usually the most in demand, but who can forget the soup?

Aloo Tikki: Literally meaning potato croquette, Aloo tikki, one of the famous foods of India is made from mashed mashed potatoes, and then deep fried. The fried boiled potatoes are then blended together with green chilies, shallots, radishes, and other spices. It tastes like rujak, with a denser texture. In Bengal it is eaten with puffed rice.

Pakora: These fries are made from vegetables, such as spinach, which is fried in flour and can be eaten directly or with green chutney. Although it looks similar to fried foods in Indonesia, but it doesn't taste as good as bala-bala, et al. The texture is also not too crisp. But if you are lazy to cook yourself, the pakora can be a substitute.

Bhel Puri: Bhel Puri is made of puffed rice, vegetables and a spicy tamarind sauce that is mixed and put inside a puri. It is an explosion of sweet, salty and spicy flavors with puffed rice, fried noodles, vegetables mixed, a mix of masala and chutney spices. The ideal is to enjoy it on the beach.

Dahi Puri has puri, stuffed with mashed potatoes or chickpeas, turmeric, chili powder, sweet tamarind sauce and spicy green sauce, and finally, sweetened yogurt (dahi) is generously poured over the rind, and the final product is garnished with sev (chips of fried potato) and a little bit of chopped cilantro.

14. Durga Puja in Kolkata

The best time to visit Kolkata is during the festive season. Kolkata is considered as the cultural capital of the country, where major festivals are celebrated with intense devotion and heartfulness. Major festivals celebrated are Durga Puja and Christmas in Kolkata. Durga Puja in Kolkata is the most vividly celebrated festival in Kolkata, the streets are filled with people, lights are always shining bright and the eateries are open throughout the night.

The countdown begins 100 days prior to the festival and Pujo Shopping is a must for locals. Mahasashti, Mahasaptami, Mahaasthami and Mahanavmi are most awaited days for people. The best thing to do during Durga Puja is to go pandal hopping to experience various themes and fascinating decors.

Also Saraswati Puja is a Bengali Valentines Day. One can see the community members dressed in traditional dresses.

15. Christmas in Kolkata

Among the best places to visit in kolkata during Christmas, midnight mass at the St. Peter's Church is a must-go. A week-long carnival is set up on the roadside at Par Street.

16. Adda at the Cha Bar at Crossword in Kolkata

One of the most unusual places on the list, yet the perfect location to sip on a cup of tea. This tea-spot is located inside a crossword on Park Street. The electric feeling of sipping on different flavours of tea while sitting in the middle of a room full of books is the happiest place in the world.

17. Kolkata Metro

The Kolkata Metro is India’s first underground Metro railway. Kolkata Metro is an excellent ride to save your time, to avoid traffic jams it's a comfortable and safe journey also. Nowadays it's extended to the North Noapara and to the South five to six stoppage more after Tollygunge.

18. Tram ride in Kolkata

Kolkata is the only city in the country which has a fully operational tram service. A lost gem in the wide field of commute and transportation. The tram services are quite frequent and give an air of nostalgia.

If you have time and want to feel the original essence of Calcutta, then tram ride is a must. However, the speed is slow compared to other forms of transportation in the city.

Best Time to Visit Kolkata

The weather around February is pleasantly cold with moderately sunny mornings and cozy cool nights. Take a walk around the historic parts of the city, go on food tours and photography tours in Kolkata and discover the city of joy.

How To Reach Kolkata

  • Kolkata has all the sorts of communication facilities, an international airport within the metropolitan area, multiple railway stations are built to make the transport easier. Kolkata serves as the headquarters of Eastern Railways of Indian Railways.
  • For the local commute, Kolkata has many forms of transportations like trams, metros, government buses and cab service. The cab service is the most iconic in the country as it still uses the classic, Ambassador. Along with local and government authorized transportations, cab services like Ola and Uber are widely used.
  • Kolkata is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Roadways Project which connects the four metropolitan cities of India, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai. So, the extensive roadway connection caters to commercial as well as non-commercial vehicles.

Where to Stay in Kolkata

There are infinite hotels and motels in Kolkata. However, if you are planning to travel during the festive season, it is highly recommended to pre-book.

These were the basic details about Kolkata, for more, you actually need to get up from your chair, book the tickets and travel. See the rest for yourself.
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We would prefer greeting the most respected men in our life such as the beloved father, colleague, boss or teacher on special occasions. The most effective way to convey the affection and express the gratitude for their tremendous support in different walks of our lives would be sending most appropriate gifts.

Most of the men travel as a part of their profession or even as a passion to explore different places. If we could gift them something useful for their trips, the gift ideas would be admired by the men for sure.

Best Gift Ideas For Travel Lovers

Here are some most appealing travel gifts offered online for men:

1. Swiss Military LIG2 – Lighter

The frequent travelers require something handy and reliable to light fire or even for a small lamp that would help them to perform various activities for camping. This stylish and durable lighter can be one of the most useful and memorable gift ideas for men.The receiving gentleman would be happy to receive this on any special gift and can retain in the travel kit to use during the trips.

2. Personalised Face Luggage Tag

Usually, the luggage tags are used to identify the baggage during the trips. This luggage tag has a unique feature. The face of the receiving man would be printed on one side of the luggage tag and the other side would have the space to write down the contact details. The face would make the tag and the bag to which the tag is attached totally unique. This can be among the personalized gifts for travel lovers.

3. Airplane Mode Passport Holder

The passport would be the most important belonging to be carried during the overseas trips. This passport holder is printed with the meaningful image and message showcasing the airplane and specifying the ideal mode of handheld devices such as the smartphone or tab. This can be used to retain the passport securely.

4. Personalised Classic Cars Calendar

This desk calendar is printed with the images of most acclaimed classic cars of different world-renowned brands. This can be a great gift to the man who is passionate to collect antiques and also to travel places driving through the exotic cars that would define his status.

5. Swiss Military LBP59 – Laptop Backpack

This laptop backpack can be easily carried on the back and has several compartments to carry different belongings including a dedicated compartment to carry the laptop securely. This would allow the travel-loving men to carry their work and passion along, during their every trip.

6. Tea Set

Tea Set is one of those best gifts for dads who travel. When choosing a travel tea set, look at whether its model is suitable for you to use. You should also pay attention to what kind of material is used, so that the original taste of the tea is maintained.

Happy Journey, Happy Gifting
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California is a great state for RVing and has some of the best RV vacation spots. The diversity available within a day or two's drive for any RVer is hard to match anywhere else in the US. If you are coming from outside the state there are a few general things to note. First, all major routes into the state have agricultural checkpoints you have to pass through. There are specific things they look for which you are not allowed to bring into the state with you.

Also, California has a 55-mph maximum speed limit for any vehicle towing a trailer so traveling within the state may be slower than you, or your GPS, would expect. Finally, California is noted for its terrible traffic. This is true in the major coastal urban areas. If you do need to venture through the congested areas, weekends are best and early mornings on the weekends are better.

Having an RV not only allows you to get from place to place but after a long day of climbing and hiking, there is nothing better than coming home, kicking your shoes off, taking a hot shower, and relaxing on the couch. Also note that traveling across the coastal or Sierra Nevada Mountains can be winding in an RV. Choose your routes through those areas carefully.

If you don't already own an RV, your biggest cost that you are going to come across is the motorhome or trailer that you decide to rent or buy. With a wide variety of landscapes, California is truly paradise for RVers. In fact, it is almost too hard to narrow down the best spots to RV in the golden state. Well, RVing gives you the chance to visit them all.

All you have to do is pack up your gear and hit the road. Maybe it’s always been your life goal to take the PCH all the way up the California coast. This gives you the chance to do so all while still feeling at home. It's like coming home while still being on vacation. Renting an RV can be surprisingly affordable when you factor in the convenience of having a home on wheels.

Traveling by RV is much cheaper than a hotel or other accommodations in California. Plus, you have the freedom to get up and go as you please.

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Here we will look at some popular destinations within California and some RV parks to stay at along the way.

1. Redwood National Park

Starting in the north is the Redwood National Park area. Unlike most national parks, this area consists of state and national park land which is spread out over two zones separated by about 50 miles. The Northern District is just outside Crescent City at the junction of US 101 and US 199. US 199 runs from Grants Pass, OR to Crescent City, CA and passes through the heart of this part of the park.

With steep grades and sharp blind turns, RVing this road can be slow and steady but extremely scenic. If you take your time and use the turnouts to allow slower traffic to pass it can be quite a rewarding trip. Access to the area by US 101 is easy. The south district is just south of Klamath, making it a great central spot to camp while visiting both districts.

There are several RV parks there right along US 101. Chinook RV Resort and Klamath Camper Corral are 2 good choices in the area. Before heading there, stock up on essential supplies. There is a convenience store in town for basic necessities but the closest real grocery store is 30 miles away on Crescent city.

2. Lassen Volcanic National Park

In the north central region is Lake Shasta, Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park. This is an incredible area to visit with many great activities to do. US 5 is the major route that runs through the area and it makes access an easy drive from the north or south. In the Shasta Lake area consider staying at Mountain Gate RV Park and Cottages.

This highly rated park provides the wilderness feel with great proximity to the Lake Shasta, Redding, CA, Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Further south, in Red Bluff, the Durango RV resort offers an outstanding place to stay at very reasonable rates. This park has a less rural feel with a huge pool area and fountains you can back up to.

It offers a good home base to visit Lassen Volcanic National park or other attractions in the area.

3. Yosemite National Park

Next is the East Bay area. North of here is wine country, west is San Francisco, south is the San Joaquin Valley and West is Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park ranks among the top of the list of national parks in USA. A visit to California's Yosemite National Park is an experience with nature at its most powerful and stunning best.

Immense falling cascades meet mammoth sequoia trees and wildlife. With its hanging valleys, innumerable waterfalls, circus lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-valleys, Yosemite National Park, located in central California, shows all forms of granite relief molded by glaciations.

4. San Francisco

In this area stop at Flag City RV Resort just off I-5 at Rt 12. This is an excellent RV resort from which day trips to Yosemite, San Francisco to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley can be done.

San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate, Alcatraz Island, Twin Peaks or the trams that run the steep streets of the city. Among things to do on a weekend in San Francisco you can visit some of its most unique neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Japantown, Haight area or Ashbury (cradle of the hippie movement). While visiting the most instagrammable places in San Francisco, everyone finds their place.

If you want to stay local, there are some great wineries in the area (Michael David Winery is wonderful and just a mile east on RT 12), and downtown Lodi is a great small town to visit. South of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay is located.

5. Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is in the south eastern part of the state. To visit the parks in your RV, avoid the south west entrance via RT 198. You will be able to get into the park, but getting to the higher elevations where the redwood groves are requires traveling up a steep curvy grade with significant vehicle size restrictions. The north west entrance via RT 180 is much more RV friendly.

If you want to park your RV outside the park and travel in by car then there are several parks in Three Rivers, CA which are all great choices.

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6. Big Sur State Park

The Big Sur area is a considered one of the most beautiful coastal areas of California. It is one of the few completely undeveloped areas left between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fernwood Resort and Riverside Campground and Cabins are both located right off CA 1 in the heart of the area. Both are fantastic campgrounds and make great basecamps for visiting this area.

7. Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the far south portion of the state, bordering I-10 just north of the Palm Springs area. Twenty Nine Palms Resort and Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground are both great choices to stay near the park's northern entrances. To get the benefits of the Palm Springs area consider setting up camp at Catalina Spa RV Resort and Campground in Desert Hot Springs.

This is one of the few family friendly RV resorts in the area and it provides excellent access to Joshua Tree National Park and everything the Palm Springs area has to offer.

8. Santa Monica

It is a city located in the state of California, just over 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The coastal town is famous for its dock with its small stores, restaurants and an amusement park, the Pacific Park, famous because it has appeared in many Hollywood films. The city is bathed by the Pacific Ocean.

Do not forget to climb your Ferris wheel, as it is one of the most famous in the world and from the top you will enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles. If you are a beach lover you have the option of getting close to Muscle Beach, one of the best beaches in Santa Monica.

Going to the Santa Monica pier is an obligation, since it is one of the best known places in the district. Being a pier made of wood, it manages to create a bucolic and romantic atmosphere, ideal to enjoy a pleasant walk during sunset. Best of all, when the night comes, the amusement park begins to turn on its lights, since the view from the dock is priceless.

Another of the star beaches of the city is Venice Beach. This beach is perfect for sunbathing and a good dip, as well as being a beach visited by surf lovers. But the charm of this beach goes much further, its main charm lies in its bohemian artists and street shows.

9. San Diego

Or maybe you have a family that wants to visit Disneyland during Halloween with toddlers but it is quite the trek over to the Golden State or swim in the Pacific in day trips from San Diego. For vacations from San Diego, Encinitas is not only a city, but a vibes north of downtown San Diego and is known as one of the best places to surf in the world. Highway 101, the main coastal road, is permanently dotted with neoprene suits and boards.

Some of the best places to try out their skills include Cardiff Reef, designated by its famous Kook statue, and Moonlight Beach, which has places for beach bonfires, volleyball nets and playgrounds for children. Burritos (and their variety for breakfast, lunch or dinner) are part of the most popular meal, and all residents have their own opinion on who prepares them best.

Among things to do in San Diego, relax in legendary refuges like the Hotel del Coronado, find art and culture in the city of San Diego and in the surrounding areas, like the luxurious La Jolla. Have fun playing international golf in Torrey Pines, and enjoy the culture and diversity, all on the shores of a resplendent blue ocean.

The SeaWorld San Diego Park, Aquatica, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Legoland California has kids activities in San Diego.

There are many more great places in California to visit. This list provides some basic ideas that you can use to plan anything from a weekend getaway to a cross state journey. Regardless, California is a beautiful state to visit with something for everyone that every RVer should get out and experience.

The other major benefit is that you can fully stock your kitchen and pack all your favorite food. From snacks and treats to a full-blown gourmet meal, taking an RV allows you to eat what you want. You can also save money by grabbing groceries before you go instead of having to eat at expensive tourist restaurants and cafes.

California has a little bit of everything. There is something for absolutely everyone. Whether you want to travel with your best friends or you want to hike in Yosemite up mountains with your loved one, taking an RV makes it easy, affordable, and great for every single person, no matter what age.
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If you are going as a couple to Goa, first thing you want will be an escape from the usual hustle-bustle and the rumble of the domestic tourist crowd, which will be concentrated in Calangute and Baga areas, which unfortunately is the main tourist hub you want to visit first thing as well. One of the most convenient thing for you to do is to find an accomodation close to these areas and at the same time avoid the traffic.

Goa never fails to make an impression in your mind. Goa does seem a popular destination for all the teenagers in the country, however, it has a lot more to offer than shacks, cheap alcohol and bikini babes. Are you searching for a holiday villa in Goa? There are a number of options available for tourists all-round the year. With so many options to choose from, making the final decision may be tough.

Goa is very popular among the vacationers for its terrific scenic beauty, beaches and mouth-watering seafood items. Goa is also exceptionally well known for its delightful fish things and numerous vacationers and travelers getting enticed by those delicious seafood recipes. Apart from this, Goa is additionally considered as one of the mainstream shooting spots.

High rated places in North Goa are Baga, Calangute, Morzim, Vagator, Arpora beaches famosh for night life and their crowdy beaches. Anjuna in North Goa is famous for their market. You can taste the cheap market in Anjuna for shopping in the goan ways. Apart from the beaches, Agoda Fort, Rigus Fort, are some monuments for tourist attraction. You can get casinos as well in North Goa.

On the other hand, places to visit in South Goa for peace and clam environment are Colva beach, majodara beach, etc. People prefer North Goa for nightlife and fun where as people who need clam and peace prefer South Goa.

Goa is the hub of entertainment and parties in India for the youth and party-animals with the easy availability of ecstasy and alcohol. The smallest state has the most to offer to tourists when they engulf their tour in this fantastic land of fantasy. The tagline of Goa tourism reads, A 365 day holiday, and they are right. Goa is never boring as this state has it all from historic monuments to fancy beaches.

Booking a Luxury Villa in Goa

Here are few useful tips on how to make a decent reservation for your next vacation to the beach paradise:

1. Check Reviews

This is really important. It will help you know how the company has fared among its past customers. With access to the world of internet, it has become easier to find out testimonials and reviews in TripAdvisor. Many accommodation providers in Goa allow placing of reviews on their website. Make sure you check these out carefully. Look for customer satisfaction rate.

2. Experience in the Industry

The villa should hold experience of decent number of years of experience.

3. Sleeping Arrangements

It is very helpful to check clear pictures of rooms and know the number of beds available. You can book the villa once you go through the property.

4. Policy for Reservation at the Villa

Before booking a villa, you should check carefully all of the reservation policies. Make sure you are fully aware of the cancellation policy. Get information on the requirement of refundable deposit, check in and check out policy, and everything that comes to your mind.

5. Exact Location

You vacation may get spoiled if the distance of villa is very far from major landmarks and beaches in Goa. Make sure you are aware of the exact location of the villa before booking. Also check out nearby amenities. Famous beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Candolim are all located in North Goa.

South Goa is one the most popular destinations for weddings in India with the majority of 5-star hotels situated along the coastline with their private beaches. The beautiful serene gives a picture-perfect site for any bride’s dream wedding.

6. Discounts

Look for seasonal and other discounts before booking cheap villas in Goa. The rent should not exceed your budget. Checking this out will help you plan out the trip in a better way.

7. Ask Questions from Staff

You must always call or email to the villa representative prior to making payment. Make sure all details are in writing for your future reference. Use the official number listed on the website to make call. Check with the staff if what you need in the villa is available.

Ask about any additional charges, what is included in the price, the distance of villa from the beach, restaurants and supermarket. Whether the villa has a family-friendly, couple friendly, animal friendly, baby friendly environment. Whether the villa has a private pool, security of villa, facilities for cooking, availability of chef? What is the distance from airport or station, pickup options, internet access, parking space, and drinking water access.

8. Making Payments

There are a number of ways you can pay to book luxury villas in Goa. Many agents may ask for a non-refundable deposit. It is around 25% in most cases. The balance can be paid later or even directly on entry into the villa. For others, you can book a holiday home without giving an advance payment. For such deals, you can check by phone and confirm reservation.

There are some companies that ask for payments to be made directly to the bank account, card, PayPal, or Western Union. Since there are charges for paying directly to the bank from another nation, hence it is wise to use a debit or credit card. PayPal payment is also safe, fast and quick.

The payment should traceable. You must always insist on payment confirmation. Do not go ahead with a deal if you are asked to do instant money transfer through Western Union or Cash. Payments done as instant money transfer cannot be traced in a fraud. You may also go for websites offering info on holiday rental websites.

Keeping the above tips in mind will help you to book the best villa for Goa holidays.
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Kedarnath and Badrinath along with Yamunotri and Gangotri are beautiful religious tourism destinations. There are many sightseeing locations on the way to Kedarnath and Badrinath. It has beautiful waterfalls, religious places, parks and great mountains to explore. The travelers can spend their leisure time and make the most of their time while visiting these nearby areas. Below are some of the places to visit on the way to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Places to Visit in Kedarnath and Badrinath

1. Pandukeshwar

Pandukeshwar is a sacred place located on way to Badrinath. The distance from Badrinath is 25 km which takes 40 minutes to reach. It is dedicated to Vishnu as it is believed that King Pandu, father of five Pandavas worshipped Shiva. Yogadhyan Badri temple and Vasudev temple are two of the most famous temples of this region.

2. Tapt Kund

This is a hot water spring which is located between Badrinath shrine and Alaknanda river. It has a temperature of 45 degrees. The water gets collected in a concrete store tank which comes from the group Silha. The name Tapta Kund itself indicates hot spring.

3. Neelkantha Peak

The Neelkantha Peak is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand over Alaknanda valley and the town of Badrinath, with Satopanth glacier on the northwest side. It is known as the second beauty to Himachal.

4. Narad Kund

This is a sacred and holy town of Badrinath located on Alaknanda river. It is only 0.4 km away from Badrinath. People visiting Badrinath often visits this location. It is in this very destination where Adi Shankara discovered the idol of Lord Vishnu.

5. Ganesha Cave

This cave is a very prominent attraction of Badrinath. It is not very far and only 4 km away from Badrinath. The mysterious caves are built naturally which attracts the tourists more to discover its beauty. this place holds a religious significance which changes a person spiritually from within. This is located near the Vyas Cave, which is another attraction of this location.

6. Vyas Cave

This is an ancient cave located in the Mana village of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. A mythological belief attached with this place is that sage Vyas composed the Mahabharata epic with Ganesha here.

7. Panch Dhara and Panch Shila

It is known as Panch Dhara of Badrinath as five rivers originate from here. The five rivers are Prahlad Dhara, Kurma Dhara, Bhrigu Dhara, Urvashi Dhara and Indira Dhara. Indira dhara is most popular amongst the five. Each river has its own beauty which joins together and adds to the beauty of this place.

8. Satopanth Trek

Satopanth Tal is a triangular lake with crystal clear green water. It is located at an elevation of 4600 meters above sea level. This place is one of the popular treks of Uttarakhand. it offers a majestic view of the beauty of Himalaya.

9. Vasundhara Falls

Vasundhara falls is one of the enchanting beauty of Badrinath. It is located at a height of 400 feet about 120 meters above sea level. It is located in an isolated, remote area but the waterfalls add an ambiance and beauty to the area. It is believed that the waterfalls can be only savored by those who have clean, pure soul restraint of guilt.

10. Valley of Flowers Trek

This beautiful national park is located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. It was discovered by Frank S Smythe. People from all around the globe come and visit this area of magnificent beauty. All the nature lovers and botanists can find rare beauty in this location which makes it renowned globally.

Joshimath is located on the slope of the confluence of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers in Uttarakhand. Get mesmerized with natures splendor while trekking in Valley of Flowers that is located in the Nanda Devi Biosphere. The magic begins in the journey itself with calm lakes, quiet villages, gentle streams and dense forests on the way.

Imagine exploring the most magnificent wildflower cover you could ever think of. Get to appreciate the beauty of 300 species of wildflowers that also include 45 species of medicinal plants. And, consider yourself lucky if you get to spot the rarely seen tahr or Himalayan black bear. Near the Valley of Flowers is the sacred Hemkund lake.

11. Kuari Pass Trek

Lord Curzon's greatest discovery, Kuari Pass in Uttarakhand is one of the best places to walk in December. The walk starts from Joshimath, which is a center developed for hikers and pilgrims. See the breathtaking views of the towering peaks of the Himalayas and the confluences of the buzzing of the rivers. Walk through the luxurious meadows of the Himalayas called Bugyals and the green forests of Oak and Deodar where you can even find the marks of a leopard or the Black Bear Himalayas.

Trek from Tali to Khulara (3,395m) through the Kuari pass, lasting five to six hours. The road climbs a ridge above Tali. From these hills the path leads through a large meadow with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Looking north, the view extends from the Trishul Gorges in the east to the Kedarnath peaks in the west.

North of Joshimath, the chain of Chaukhamba peaks, Nilkanth (6,596 m) and Narayan Parbat (5,965 m), Mana (7,272 m), Kamet (7,756 m) and Abi Gamin (7,355 m) extend to the Tibetan border. First the main chain of the Himalayas in the vicinity of the Bhyundar Valley and Kund Hem includes Nilgiri Parbat (6,474 m), Rataban (6,166 m), Ghori Parbat (6,708 m) and Hathi Parbat (6,727 m).

Dunagairi (7,066 m) dominates the summits to the north of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. March to the Kuari pass, around 4,000 m, an emblematic point between steep valleys and surrounded by sacred snow-capped peaks. Camp in Khulara. The most enthusiastic have the option of walking three hours to the Pangarchulla Peak, to catch a glimpse of the sunrise on the snowy peaks.

12. Nanda Devi Trek

Hugh Ruttledge, the famous English mountaineer, could not conquer this. After his second attempt, he became carefree and said that even getting an entry to the Nanda Devi National Park is a more difficult task than reaching the North Pole. Now, if you are a game for this appointment with the Himalayas, this is for you.

The trek starts from the village of Lata near Joshimath, from where you should take the ridge towards the camp at Lata Kharak. From here, you will see the peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Dronagiri, Hathi Parbat, Kagbhusandi Tal, lake full of mystery that can leave you stunned and Gauri Parbat. If you go to Semi Kharak the next day, do not forget to capture the throat of the Rishi Ganga River with your camera.

Make a tent here for a quiet and windy afternoon. The next day, go early to Jhandi Dhar, one of the steepest stretches. A really difficult stretch of 500 meters. Part of the town of Tolma, just to grant you a beautiful and unforgettable view of Nanda Devi. You need about 3 days for this walk.

13. Kafni Glacier Trek

Located south of Nanda Kot hill on the eastern side of the Pindar canyon, Kafni glacier is blessed with a pleasant and peaceful environment that has become popular with travelers. The places also have a spectacular flora and exotic fauna. The glacier road covers the same trek to Dwali, as the trekking to the Pindari glacier.

The Kafni Glacier is 12 km from Dwali via Byali Udiyar. The road is wide and covered by rhododendron trees in bloom. The main peaks of the Himalayas visible from here are Nandabhnar (6236 m) and Nandakot (6860 m). After Dwali, it is only possible to camp.

14. Pindari Glacier Trek

Between Nanda Devi Peak and Nanda Kot Peak, the Pindari Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in Uttarakhand, located in the upper Himalayas of Kumaon. Known as the soul of Kumaon by the locals, it has magnificent glaciers, gushing rivers, colorful flowers, waterfalls, dense forests and immense natural beauty.

An unmissable site for passionate photographers, nature lovers and adventurers, this glacier tour takes you through unknown towns and Dev Bhoomi sites known for their mythological connections. Admire the solid wooden decks where you can treat your eyes to the green surroundings while enjoying your summer vacation in Uttarakhand.

Near is the famous Kafni glacier trek route. This glacier is popular with beginners and expert hikers. Do not forget to interact with the friendly locals.

15. Panchachuli Base Camp Trek

Located in the snow-capped mountains, the Panchachuli base camp begins in the Darma Valley in the Pithoragarh district. With stunning natural views, the path to the Panchchuli glacier in the Kumaon Himalayas is adorned with snow-capped peaks, diverse flora and fauna, flowing rivers, alpine meadows and attractive landscapes.

Located along the Dhauliganga River, the trekking route, located in the east of the Kumaon Himalayas, is like a link between the Darma Valley and the Gori Ganga Valley. Dar is the last road that is about 42 km from Dharchula. The walk to the glacier is pleasant. The walk takes you through tribal villages such as Sela, Bongling, Duktu, Nagling, Baaling and Duktu which are next to the Dhauliganga River and dense forests of Himalayan cedar, Bhojpatra and conifers.

The 5 snow-capped mountains of Panchachuli offer an impressive spectacle and embellish Him Khand, the Yuli River surrounded by the lush forests of Deodaar and the coniferous trees. The scenic beauty during the entire trip is unparalleled.

16. Roopkund Trek

If you're hiking in India, the Roopkund trek is a must with its deep virgin forests, bubbling streams, breathtaking campsites, miles of rolling meadows, snow and ice, and the taste of a great adventure climbing from 8,000 feet to 16,000 feet. This place is close to the famous hill stations like Nainital and Kathgodam. This hike begins in Lohajung, following one ascent after the other until Ran ki Dhar, then to Bhagwa Basa and finally to Roopkund.

Roopkund is a beautiful and attractive tourist destination at the base of two peaks of the Himalayas which are Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. Roopkund Lake is also known as the Mystery Lake or Skeleton Lake and is a glacial lake located in the Chamoli district in Garhwal. The radiocarbon dating suggests that the skeletons buried there have been almost 800 years in that place, when a large group of people died in a hail.

With a depth of only two meters, human remains can be seen at the bottom of the lake when the snow melts. This mystery has attracted so much attention that the National Geographic decided to present it in a documentary.

This place is best during the summers as Roopkund remains covered in snow throughout the year. One can also enjoy the Nanda Devi Raj Jat ​​Yatra here. Although any time of year is good to be chosen to try Roopkund trek but if you like snow and challenging walks then May and June are perfect and if you want to see the mysterious skeletons then you can opt for September or October.

The lake is located on the route to the pilgrimage site of Nanda Devi Temple through Karnaprayag, one of the 5 confluences of the Alaknanda River. Travel to Srinagar and visit Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag and Rudraprayag. Trekking to Lake Roopkund takes about seven and nine days where hikers cross religious sites, lush forests, waterfall streams, clean snow and summits of Trisul.

The trek is known for having challenging terrain with oak-filled forests near Wan village and crossing the alpine meadows of Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal meadows and beautiful snow-covered peaks. Pathar Nachuni is located at the foot of a mountain, at the top of which lies the Kalu Vinayak temple. To get to Patar Nachuni from Bedni Bugyal, you will have to travel a distance of 4 to 5 kilometers in about 4 hours.

It's a relatively simple walk. After the initial climb, there is a gradual climb followed by a gentle descent all the way to Pathar Nachuni, following the path until you reach Bhagwabasa, passing by the Kalu Vinayak temple which is at an altitude of 14,550 feet. It is a vertical zigzag ascent that takes 3 hours to reach the Kalu Vinayak temple, followed by a 2-hour descent to the Bhagwabhasa region.

Roopkund is only 3 kilometers from the Bhagwabasa camp and climbing it takes about 3 hours. Even in the summer, this entire stretch is covered in snow. Make a short stop at Ghairoli Patal, which is also a camping area. Descend to the bottom of the valley to find the Neel Ganga river. It may be a good idea to cool off for a while in the river waters after an arduous downhill hike. From the river, there is only one uphill walk until you reach the village of Wan.

17. Panch Kedar Trek

Covering five Shiva shrines in the enchanting Kedar Valley, the Panch Kedar trek offers an unforgettable experience, away from the chaos of the city. Ideal for planning a vacation in Uttarakhand, the trekking attracts both beginners and experienced trekking enthusiasts. The path is a wonderful mixture of serenity and beautiful landscape charm.

The trip begins in Kalpeshwar, famous for its rock temple where the hair of Lord Shiva has appeared. Continue to Rudranath, known to be the place where Lord Shiva appeared. The Tungnath village, the central point of the trek, has the Tungnath temple, the highest temple of Shiva in the world. Then there is Madhya Maheshwar. Madhyamaheshwar or Madmaheshwar is the fourth temple to be visited on the Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit, comprising five temples of Shiva in the Garhwal region.

The other temples on the circuit are Kedarnath, Tungnath and Rudranath. The journey ends at Kedarnath, considered the most remote of the four Chota Char Dham yatra. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, or sacred places of this deity. From Gaurikund, it is necessary to trek 1500 meters of unevenness and 14 km on foot until finally arriving at Kedarnath.

Kedarnath is a really magical place. It is located in a beautiful valley at almost 3500 meters high, and right at the foot of the Kedar mountain range where the Kedar Dome is located, a summit of more than 7000 meters. The small village revolves around the Kedarnath temple dedicated to Shiva.

18. Chandrashila Trek

Located at about 2,650 meters high is Chopta, in the Garhwal region. Chopta is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and is well known as a base point for a walk to Tunganath temple and further to Chandrashila peak. Ukhimath is located 31 KM from Chopta, where the deity of Kedarnath moves in winters. There are local temples of Usha and Anirudh, Shiva and Parvati.

Chandrashila is the summit of the Tungnath. It literally means moon rock. It is located at an altitude of about 4,000 meters above sea level. This peak offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas, especially Nanda Devi, Trisul, Kedarkantha, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. There are several legends associated with this place.

The trip to Chandrashila through Chopta and Tungnath is a delightful experience thanks to the paths surrounded by forests, the beautiful flowers that open in full season, the lake Deoria Tal, the soft snow and the different bird species that fly over the region. Considered one of the easy treks in the Himalayas, this route can be visited throughout the year.

Tungnath mountain range is always the starting point of the trip to the top of the Chandrashila, and in addition, it has the highest Shiva Temple in the world, located at 3,680 meters high. It is believed that Tungnath is more than 1,000 years old.

Deoria Tal, at an altitude of 2438 meters, is a lake that offers hypnotizing reflections of the Chaukhamba Range in its crystal clear water. One needs to drive around 12 KMs to Sari Village of Ukhimath and from Sari Village one can reach Deoria Tal by a 2 KM walking route.

Guptkashi is 13 KM from Ukhimath. The ancient temple of Vishwanath, the temple of Ardhnareshwar and Manikarnik Kund, where it is believed that the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are found, are the main attractions in Guptkashi. From Ukhimath and Khirsu you can see spectacular views of the Himalayas. Panwali Kantha Trek in Uttarakhand is a remote path that is physically demanding due to its steep uphill climb.

19. BrahmaTal Trek

An exceptional and exceptional winter trip, Brahmatal Trek could be the best walk of your life. A good amount of snow and a beautiful lagoon located between the snow-capped mountains are enough reasons to go on this winter trip. The trails meander through lush forests and beautiful meadows, which will surely leave you breathless. The views offered by this walk will leave you speechless with amazement and delight.

20. Bhavishya Badri

Bhavishya badri or the future Badrinath is one amongst, the Panchabadri temples of Garwhal himalayas. lt is situated at an aItitude of 9000 feet above and is 18 kms from Joshimath temple in Subhain village. A moderate 6 kms trek through amid dense forest, along the Dhauli ganga river leads to this temple in Nithi valley.
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The first thought that landed in our mind was which country should we go. The unanimous answer of the family was Singapore as it holds excitement and fun for everyone. The Universal studio, Marina Bay, the monastery, the underwater world was able to capture all our attention and was calling us. It is highly possible that you fall in love with the place as soon as you land at Singapore Changi Airport.

Singapore as in city or country is not gifted with natural beauty like many other South East Asian Countries, It doesn’t even have nice beaches! However people here are so smart that they turned this average piece of land into a marvelous, extremely beautiful and unimaginably clean city/country. But keep in mind all this beauty is man made and sculpted. Its not pleasing to some people as it is too precise and perfect.

The Singapore Cruises are one of the most comfortable and luxurious stays in the soul of the Pacific Ocean. I could not buy the thought until I experience it. And the day arrived. I was on the Dream Cruise and spend my best 7 days of life on the beautiful and massive voyage.

During our exploration, we rested our case with Singapore cruise. Cruising with kids was never on my bucket list as I feel lost when I see open sea. I have slight signs of aquaphobia. But my husband was so determined to spend this vacation on the cruise with kids that I have to accommodate my fear in our backpack and join the band.

The reason why we choose to plan our next vacation on the luxurious and illustrious boats sailing on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea was vivid to us. We look it through the magnifying glass of the budget, comfortability and value for money.

singapore cruise tour

Let me share you the reasons why we chose Singapore Cruise Tour package.

1. The illustrious lifestyle

I was spellbound as soon as I enter the massive yacht. The 18 deck cruise had all the amenities to keep you totally engaged for the next 8 days. There was the spa, swimming pool, library, cafe, restaurant, everything you can think of being there on the waves. I was mesmerised and blown away with the grandeur interiors and the architect of the cruise.

2. The Jovial and alert staff

The staff assisting us were from different culture and backgrounds, but the harmony they showed in their services, their acts, their presentation was what made it impressive. In the ship with more than 1000 people sailing together and 18 decks, there was no area where we could not find help. We could easily leave our kids in the surveillance of staff and have our own time.

3. It's just not about Sea

The cruise from Singapore does not confine only to one island or place. If you are able to extend your stay, you can also visit Phuket Island and Bali on your trip. The cruise halts its stay on the harbour of some amazing islands for a while where you can indulge in sightseeing and quick shopping.

4. A wide variety of Buffet

Being a foodie, I couldn't resist in peck biting of varied varieties of buffet served on 33 restaurants of a cruise. From Thai to Japanese to French cakes, the mouth-watering delicacies can be the reason to prolong a stay on the cruise.

5. The world-class amenities

The cruise had world-class amenities to enjoy. From the well-equipped gym, water lush pool, children play area, theatre, movie hall, engaged each one of us throughout the cruise. The stay on cruise was relaxing for every member of the family who enjoyed the vacation to the fullest.

6. Value for money

The best part about the Singapore cruise is, they are value for money. The class of luxury, service, food and amenities we get on the cruise is totally appropriate for the prices they charge. The team and staff of the cruise were excited and motivated to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable and they surely succeeded in rendering it.

7. The shows and formal dinner

The cruises of Singapore doesn't end without a formal dinner. It is followed by the gala parade of stunning acts and dances. Artists from all around the world present spectacular performances that easily blow away your mind and the exquisite dining leaves you awestruck for the rest of your life.

8. The last one is my personal reason'

It is a Fashionista ride'. As soon as you board on the cruise you enjoy the company of warm and affectionate fellow voyagers. You not only meet new people and make friends but can also gaze at the hot and trendy outfits worn by them. On the voyage, everybody feels happy and energetic and display the best of themselves making the cruise eye candy for everyone.

I almost forgot my weakness of aquaphobia while cruising through Singapore and had a great time with my family. The plan for vacation was to have open air, freedom, luxury and adventure and we had it all on the cruise on the sea.

Plan your vacation on Singapore cruise this year and live your dream. I will be waiting to know more about your dream and your stay on the cruise.
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