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Hong Kong attracts lacs of visitors every year with its ultimate lifestyle. The distance between Hong Kong and Macau is just 66 km if you travel by road. Well, that's just 1-hour ride. Disneyland Hong Kong and Ocean Park are 2 of the most visited spots in Hong Kong. Macau and Hong Kong are the dream places which must be visited at least once in your life.

The wonders in Hong Kong and Macau will definitely leave you in shock due to its technological advancements and enigmatic lifestyle. Hong Kong is one of the biggest business hubs for jewellers. With numerous places to visit in Hong Kong and Macau, at least a 7-day tour is recommended to cover the major tourist attraction of the place. Planning a tour abroad is not a piece of cake.

Many arrangements have to be made which increases stress. Holidays are planned to relieve stress not to build it. Choosing a Hong Kong and Macau Tour Package from India will relieve you from the arrangements to be made and will let you enjoy your holidays to the most.

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Top 5 Places to visit in Hong Kong

Disneyland Hong Kong

Disneyland is the most famous and biggest theme park in Hong Kong. Relieve the childhood memories with Disney characters. Disneyland is spread on above 160 acres land. Disneyland offers the most thrilling rides for every age group. Disneyland is full of surprises. The fastest ride in Disneyland is Splash Mountain and not a roller coaster, this fact leaves most of the travellers in shock.

Ocean Park

Ocean Park offers the biggest oceanaria and is all about marine animals. Tour to ocean park will engage your full day. Filled with lots of fun rides Ocean Park holds 2nd position when talking about the largest theme parks in Hong Kong. Explore closely the habitat of more than 400 species of aquatic animals. This is one of the few places which lets you explore the habitat of Giant Pandas.


Sitting on the heart of Hong Kong, Mongkok is the most visited and crowded markets of Hong Kong. The amazing market is heaven for shoppers. The neon-lit streets of Mongkok Market will let you shop for toys, clothing, accessories, mementoes and everything you want. The streets of Mongkok are also famous for street food. Pleasure your taste buds with mouth-watering food of Mongkok.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is the tallest peak in Hong Kong which offers the best panoramic view of Hong Kong. missing this place from your itinerary will leave you in regret. Take a cable car ride and reach the peak by 6 pm or 5 pm in winters to enjoy the most out of the tour. Waiting time for cable car ride can be up to one hour as the place attracts numerous travellers and the limitation of the number of cable cars.

Many cities have tourist sightseeing towers that are surrounded by other buildings, but it’s just not the same standing on the pavement casually looking down the mountain and see this lovely civilization that we have down there.

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbor is the best and busiest ports in Hong Kong. Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui area by the harbour. Hong Kong has the avenue of the stars near equivalent of Hollywood but with Hong Kong movie stars. Take a walk around the newly built West Kowloon Promenade. Enjoy the night with a firecracker and light show in the night around 8 PM at Victoria Harbour with some laser shows at top of the buildings makes it a must watch the show but beware to be on time as the show lasts for only 10 minutes. Take a cruise ride from the port and enjoy the beautiful scenic views.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Macau

Without being Hong Kong or Shanghai, Macao has one of the most attractive skylines in the Far East. Constantly ferries from various companies leave from Hong Kong to Macau terminal in the central port. There are also boats to Macau that can be taken at the Hong Kong International Airport itself.

Macao is a place where fados are heard and Port wine is drunk while the incense flies over a Taoist temple on a mountain. This essential port in the spice route belonged to Portugal which now lives its own present keeping the traces of its history.

The Macao-Malacca-Goa axis was essential for the Lusitanian interests in the spice route. This Special Administrative Region also has something of Las Vegas with its clear commitment to casinos, five-star hotels, entertainment and a great offer of Asian luxury. Macau has become a wonderful option for those who travel from Hong Kong to Macau by ferry both on their own and in an organized way through a guided tour.

Macao, in addition to the peninsula, has two small islands joined by bridges such as Taipa and Coloane. In the merger of both in a land reclaimed from the sea and that already unites them completely, is the area of ​​Cotai. And it is there where the largest number of casinos and luxury hotels in the region is concentrated, being the reason why this place is called Las Vegas of the Orient.

Whether you like the game or not, at least try playing a few patacas (official currency of Macao) at roulette. It is possible to have been minutes before visiting a Confucian temple and inhaling incense to later sit inside a typical Portuguese tavern to try a rice with seafood, bacalhau a brás (grilled cod), to bake in bread the sauce of delicious amêijoas (clams) and pair with an excellent Alentejo wine preserved in a typical adega (cellar).

Rua da Felicidade is the typical Chinese street with red windows and doors that has barely been touched in decades since it was part of the Macanese red light district.

1. Ruins of St. Paul's Church

The Ruins of St. Paul's Church has been the most famous tourists' attraction in Macau with the highest footfall. With only a facade left to see, it depicts the glory of Christian culture in Macau. The historical monuments were destroyed 2 times in its life but still attracts tons of tourist. The church was firstly built in 1580 and was destroyed in 1595. The first structure of St. Paul's was constructed with wood which was destroyed by fire. The history seekers will love this place. Add this place in your Hong Kong Macau Tour itinerary.

2. Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre

Macau Tower is the tallest building in Macau with a multi-cuisine revolving restaurant. The revolving restaurant covers a 360 rotation in a span of 1 hour. Macau Tower offers the best sightseeing and observation from its 732 feet height. Macau Tower offers the worlds highest 223 meters bungee jumping. Take a highly secured skywalk around the Macau Tower.

It is highly recommended to go to the other side of the bridge that crosses the Nam Van Lake, climb the Macau Tower when the afternoon falls or look for an elevated floor in one of the surrounding skyscrapers if you have the possibility.

3. The Venetian Macao

Venetian Macao is the biggest hotel in Macau. The most luxurious hotel in the world is based on the theme of Venice streets. Venetian Macao has established its monopoly in the biggest casinos in the world. The structure of the hotel is not less than a mini Venice. The best in class suites, shopping mall and all is designed on the theme of Venice.

The Venetian, for example, is to the largest hotel complex on the planet (has more than 3000 rooms), with a reproduction of the canals of Venice (there is even a gondola) and the most emblematic buildings of the Italian city in a commercial megacenter. But there is also a small Paris in The Parisian (with a Eiffel Tower half the size of the original) or a hotel-casino.

4. Monte Fort

The construction of Monte Fort was executed between 1617 and 1626 by the Jesuits. The fort was constructed to defend the effects of war and counter the enemies. Numerous canons sitting on top of the fort were used just twice in their entire lifetime. The fort is aged 400 years old and is now converted into a museum. Monte Fort attracts tons of tourist as it offers the best scenic views.

5. Taipa Island

Taipa offers great sightseeing places with a blend of history. Explore it by bike or on foot. Taipa Island consists of various religious structure, educational hubs which incorporates the traditional Macanese taste. The four-faced Buddha is the main attraction in Macau. Taipa and its atmosphere is a little slow paced compared to the fast-paced energy of Hong Kong.

6. Lou Lim Ieoc Garden

The Lou Lim Ieoc Garden is undoubtedly the most Chinese of the gardens in Macao. It has the Suzhou style with pavilions, a pond and a bridge in the shape of a dragon tail. It is one of the favorite places for the locals to go out in the morning to do tai chi, practice the dance of the fans or sing popular songs or even of Chinese opera.

Getting wifi in Macau is almost as easy as finding a signal with your mobile phone. If you are in Hong Kong and you do not want to go to Macao for free, it is possible to hire from there an organized excursion with a guide in your language.

Both Macao and its neighbor Hong Kong do not require entry visas for stays of less than 90 days. It is necessary to only be in possession of a passport with a minimum validity of six months. The Macao Tourism Office offers on its website a valuable information for travelers who wish to know not only its attractions but everything that is happening of interest in the region.

Hope that the above information was useful for you and might have helped in planning your trip and you must have added some more destinations to visit at your Hong Kong Macau trip. Now, what are you waiting for get up and pack your bags and get ready to have fun?

Enjoy your Trip!
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Sandy beaches, tropical rainforest, quaint village towns or colorful cities with cultural history pile up to make a bucket list of enriching holiday destinations. It is a pipe dream to find out a destination encompassing all the elements of the bucket list. But wait... Have you thought of considering Costa Rica yet?

If not, the country with 12 distinct climate zones is a treasure trove of adrenaline rush and offers many different obscure experiences. Costa Rica blankets lush, tropical rainforest and you will find adventure around every corner of the country. It is the haven for outdoor activities and adventure lover.

If you are an eco-savvy traveler, this destination is in your prime radar. Do not worry you less adventurous folks, the enchanting hot springs, and beaches of Costa Rica would surely lure you. Pristine beaches, a plethora of wildlife, canopy tours and more, Costa Rica surely offers an array of breathtaking views.

Lets soak ourselves into this verdant country with miles of coastline and explore the Costa Rica adventures. First thing first, Costa Rica is located in Central America with a population of only 5 million. People out there are Spanish speaking but quite friendly and welcoming. As having a tropical climate, the temperature is mild around the year, but you can always prefer visiting this place from mid-December to mid-April. If you prefer a little quieter, try June and July.

Irrespective of the order, below is the list of some untrodden places in Costa Rica. My dear wanderlust friend, fasten up the seat belt and lets get going.

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1. Hiking in Costa Rica

Isn't it amazing to get along with the locals and know the place better? The green heart of Costa Rica offers an unlimited high adrenaline rush with adventurous activities like surfing, rappelling, rafting and more. Do not blink your eyes, otherwise, you may miss upon some of the rarest wildlife, birds and medicinal plants. The aww struck view lies in the beauty of a massive waterfall in a hidden cave!

2. Hot springs in Costa Rica

This is the best place to unwind yourself and relax. The famous hot springs have water heated from the volcanic rock undergrounds. You can plan to visit the hot spring in Arenal Volcano which has some jaw-dropping views of the volcano. You would be surprised to know that the water is infused with many minerals with a varying temperature from 80 to 105 degrees.

Redeem yourself after hiking and tromping around with a mud massage along with a cocktail drink at the hot spring resorts in Baldi and Tabacon.

3. Rainforests in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is all about rainforests. You have a zip line, yoga centers, wildlife and more. If you are making it to any of them, you are probably missing out on visiting the gem of the country. You will regret a Big Time surely. It doesn't matter day or night! This place has something to offer any time of the day. The day time offers wildlife galore, gentle streams, howler monkeys, three-toed sloths and much more.

But the nightlife offers you with the most tranquil views. You can have a view of some of the nocturnal species during the night walk. You can plan up a trip to Corcovado National Park of Monteverde cloud forest reserve to get the best view.

4. Volcano in Costa Rica

It is the most visited and traveled attraction in Costa Rica. We are sure you will some of the most amazing stories to share with your friends. Being a part of the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire, Costa Rica has a wealth of volcanoes. Many of the volcanoes are dormant but there are chances of them awakening.

You can literally climb over some popular attractions and massive craters. The beautiful glimpse of Arenal is the most breathtaking view ever. Surprisingly the volcano is active and unpredictable. Most of the time the place is cloudy but if it opens, you can see lava tendrils pouring down the cone. The base of Arenal has some geothermal natural springs which can turn your tiresome day into an awesome one.

5. Zipline in Costa Rica

The Zipline through the forest guarantees thrills and spills as you fly. Once a lifetime experience is zip lining out yourself over a 200' waterfall and ending up facing four smaller 60 to 0-foot waterfalls. Above this, we are sure you would have seen zip lines before but zipping over the rainforest and having the view of monkeys and birds is really new. This is quite thrilling, as you get to see everything from the air through the rainforest canopy.

Amazing fact is Zip lines were incepted in Costa Rica. It was an accidental outcome back in the 70s while studying forest canopy.

6. Surfing in Costa Rica

How about catching up some waves and relaxing later. Costa Rica is a home to many surfers who train even novice for getting into the sea and getting tanned. Needless to mention why Costa Rica got featured in the movie Endless Summer for its offshore winds, perennial dry season. So why not learn your first lesson in the mecca of surfing itself? Grab your paddleboard and start going. Get yourself a beach house in Marbella, Playas or Ostional.

7. Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

The best diving locations in the Caribbean and the Atlantic ocean are the two assortments which Costa Rica boasts about. It is the perfect place for beginners to soak themselves up to see the sauna world. You can always get yourself a trained certified professional before making your first dive. The cocos island encompasses sharks, rays, dolphins and whale sharks, which is why it has catched the eyes of many.

Hope the above mentioned activities sum up your bucket list of Costa Rica adventures. Yes, Do not forget to try jungle hotels while visiting Rainforest.
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Are you the person who falls for natures beauty? Then Yamunotri Tourism will make you fall more often undoubtedly. Yamunotri is one of the spot in the Chota Char Dham that is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. As in general it is a place that is praised for its beauty and adorability.

Plus it is well-known for worship you will sense a kind of peacefulness over here. A wide range of tourists steps in this place to experience such tranquility. For those who get bored with the busy and hassle life, this place is the best treat to fill your hunger of peace.

The spirituality of Gangotri

Gangotri is considered the birthplace of the River Ganges, although the Bhagirathi River will not be called Ganga until Devprayag, where it joins with another sacred river, the Alaknanda River. The origin of the river is in Gaumukh, at the base of the Gangotri glacier, 19 km upstream from the Gangotri temple.

The source of the first drops of water from the Ganges River is located in the Gomukh Glacier, in the Garhwal Mountains within the Gangotri National Park. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri, is the name of the four sacred temples found within the National Park.

Experience striking sights of Mount Shivling and Bhagirathi group of mountains. In the Central Himalaya, this is one of the largest glaciers and also an awesome trek to view amazing peaks. The goal of this trek will be to ascend to this glacier to reach Tapovan. There is another new trek route leading to the Mukta Top.

From Uttarkashi the road climbs in a dive on a curve and the roaring Bhagirathi always gives company. It took us three hours to get on another hard road to the town of Harsil, where we visited a temple and performed the ritual of bathing in the cold waters of the Ganges. Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3800 m) is an easy walk (13 km trek).

Continue along the scenic trail that initially passes through a dense forest of cedars before emerging into the wide and deforested valley. Then it goes to a small isolated forest of pines. From Gaumukh, source of the Ganges, the scenery is fascinating.

The trail crosses the Gangotri before reaching Tapovan and its beautiful fields, furrowed with currents and scattered flowers. From here panoramic view on Shivling (6540m), Meru (6660m) and the massifs of Bhagirathi (6500m) is impressive. Chirbasa is a beautiful place to camp, covered with dense forests.

The spirituality of Yamunotri

Yamunotri is the place where the Yamuna River instigates. In general, Yamunotri is considered as the best holy place. It is the topmost sacred place in the state of Uttarakhand. Hindu mythology believes that the sages will usually bath in the Yamuna River. It is located in the Garhwal Himalayas there a lot of Hindu pilgrimages are situated in that Yamunotri is the notable and popular one. You know this place is well-known for the thermal springs and glaciers.

In the altitude of 3293 meters above sea level, Yamunotri is located in the Uttarkashi district that is present in India's northern state called Uttar Pradesh. Yamunotri is situated nearby the Bandarpunch Mountain that is located in the distance of 6315 m in the height. It is situated at the distance of 278 km from Dehradun, 236 km from Rishikesh, 176 km from Chamba and 21 km from Sanya Chatti.

The most attractive one in Yamunotri is Yamunotri temple. This temple was built by the Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. It is located at a distance of 3030 meters that is 6km above from the glacier. The reason for the establishment of the river is to praise the Yamuna River that resembles the silver statue.

Most of the tourists visit this place to clean the sins that they did in their lifetime. Yamuna river is the actual beauty of nature. Here hot water pool is located that is usually availed to prepare Prasad for the visitors of the temple. The Prasad is rice and boiled potatoes that are tightly packed in the cloth bags.

places to visit in Gangotri Yamunotri

1. Dodital Trek

The Dodital Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most incredible trekking routes in Uttarakhand, where you can even ski in the winter season. The path goes through the wonderful Barsu and Barnala Bugyal, after which you climb the Barnala ridge where you can savor the panorama of Lake Barnala. Now, climb through the dense alpine forest, taking you to Dayara meadows.

Continue the road to Nimdhar, ending it, on the incredible Dodital Lake, surrounded by dense forests of pines, oaks and Deodar. The beautiful view of the Himalayas from one of the best trekking places in India is waiting for you. Lake Dodital is known for the birthplace of Ganesha. The route can start from Uttarkashi, Hanuman Chatti or Kalyani.

2. Janki Chatti

The place called Janki Chatti is located at the distance of 7km and it is popularly known for the thermal springs. In this place, you can stay and take some rest. Within one km distance, the Kharsali village is located that consists of the three-storied temple and it is built by means of stones. Actually, it is Shiva temple that is situated in the way to praise Lord Shiva who is sculptured in the form of Someshwar.

Also in the 10 km distance Saptarishi Kund is located and the lake over there is completely ices. There you can see an ancient temple as well. Likewise, Yamunotri Tourism offers lots and lots of interesting places to visit to make stun. The Saptarishi Kund is high above the temple, a glacial lake in Kalindi Parvat. The ascent is more than 1,000 vertical meters and is not easy to access. In the crystal clear waters of the lake, find the reflection of the Chaukambha and Neelkanth peaks.

3. Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttrakhand

Arrive at the amphitheater of the gods! Boy! Har Ki Doon trek is a bundle of joy with its beautiful valleys and incredible views that seem taken from a fairy tale. Located at an altitude of 3566 m in the western Garhwal Himalayas Ganges, Har ki Doon is a moderate hike, offering wonderful experience for hikers.

Uttarakhand reveal the secrets of the inhabitants who live in the valley and still practice polygamy and worships Duryodhana, a Kaurava from the Mahabharata, as their deity. With an immense serenity and uncontaminated natural beauty, this hike has a wide and varied variety of flora and fauna. It is also said that this was the place from where the Pandava brothers came to.

The arduous trekking is a delight in the winter springs with everything covered by an ivory sheen. Walking along the snow-covered path, one can see the high peaks of the mountains that rise on both sides of the valley. The trail also has rare tree species of Bhojpatra and Brahmakamal also present in the Jaundar glacier and the Swargarohini glacier.

A little further on, you can camp near the traditional village of Osla, the highest in the valley. This winter trek should be on the list of enthusiasts. Climb the moraine of the Jaundhar Glacier to an altitude of 4,300 m, with the best views of the snow-capped peaks of the Swargarohini (6,252 m), the Bandarpoonch (6,361 m) and the majestic Kalanag (6,387 m).

4. Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

If you are looking to escape the human race while you face the beast of a challenge, this lonely road could do the trick. The trip to the Damdar Kandi Pass is one of the most difficult in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and involves a long, arduous and stubborn climb.

For those who manage to do so, the uphill battle is rewarded by some of the most impressive views in the Himalayas, such as the Bandarpoonch and Swararohini peaks. You will also find a series of sanctuaries that are of profound religious importance to locals.

5. Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand

One of the easiest hikes in the Himalayas, the winter walk in Kedarkantha, is a delight for snow lovers. The walk stretches through an amazing landscape that passes through beautiful villages, snow-covered fields and breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. Feel lucky looking at the great mountain ranges, such as Swargarohini, Bandarpunch and Black Peak. It's a great getaway from Delhi. Do not forget to make a snowman.

6. Nag Tibba Trek

Walk to the humble abode of Nag Devta. Humming with a rich diversity of birds and animals, Nag Tibba Trek is a visual gift for hikers for the first time. Be a spectator of the splendid views of Chanabang and Doon Valley and the great peaks of Gangotri. Enjoy views of Kedarth Peak, Bandarpoonch Peak, Changbang Peak and Gangotri Peak. It is a circular walk that at no point overlaps the road.

Therefore, enjoy a lot of delectable nature scenes. Another great thing about this trip is its exquisite camping. There are four routes to the Nag Tibba peak, the Pantwari village street is the most popular. The other routes are from the village of Devalsari, from the village of Antar and from Mangalori. Hikers should be very careful and cover the route during the day in order to avoid encountering bears.

7. Kalindi Khal Trek

With this tour you will visit some of the most famous religious sites and offers a varied variety of mammals to be admired. Kalindi Khal Pass is known for being one of the most famous hikes in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, but also one of the the most difficult. It is ideal for experienced hikers in excellent physical shape.

The expedition to high altitude begins in Gangotri and ends in Badrinath, where it is reached through Kalindikhal. Boulders, rocky outcrops, glaciers and snow make the trek challenging. During the trek you can stop at Tapovan (4250 m), Nandanvan (4500 m), Vasuki Tal (5300 m), Kalindi (5590 m), Kalindikhal (5948 m), Arwa Tal (3980 m) and Gashtoli (3600 m).

The upper part of this route offers the opportunity to visit half of the Garhwal region, from the Bhagirathi river valley to the Alaknanda river valley. You can also see snowy peaks such as Shivling, Satopanth, Vasuki, Chandra Parvat and Bhagirathi.

8. Kedartal Trek

Kedartal is a glacial lake located at an altitude of 4,750 m in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The lake is fed by falling snow on Thalay Sagar, Meru Peak, Bhrigupanth and other surrounding peaks, and is the source of Kedar Ganga, which in mythology is considered the contribution of Bhagirathi to a source of the current of Ganges.

Kedartal, at a distance of 17 km from Gangotri is a popular hiking destination. Starting at Gangotri the route involves a steep rocky climb along the narrow Kedar Ganga Gorge on the way to Bhojkharak, 8 km away. From there it is 4 km to the camping site next to Kedarkharak, and a further 5km to Kedartal. The route passes through picturesque birch forests of the Himalayas, but is through dangerous places of falling rocks, heights and segments of steep ascent.

9. Auden's Col Trek

One of the most difficult trek in the Garhwal region, trekking to Auden unites two valleys, the valley and the Rudragaira Bhilangana valley. From Gangotri, the Patangani Dhar path leads to the Nala field, through birches and pine forests. Continue with a one-day walk to the base camp of Rudra Gaira, which offers beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

The next stop is at the base camp of Gangotri, from where the walk to the base camp of Auden's Col begins. The lonely road through the Mayali Pass at 5200 meters above sea level is a walk of life. The walk to the Khatling glacier is exhausting but it is worth the effort for the impressive view. The descending path begins after Masar Tal, Vasuki Tal, which ends in Kedarnath. The exciting experience makes it one of the best summer tours in Uttrakhand.

Located at an altitude of 5,490 m, the Auden's Col is one of the high-altitude mountain passes of the Garhwal Himalayas. Trekking here is really a fascinating experience. Adore views of the Rudragaira, Jogin, Bhagirathi and Kedar Dome peaks.
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Morbi is one of the fastest growing industrial cities in Gujarat. It is widely known as the Paris of Saurashtra. Once it was a princely state before the Indian Independence. It was ruled by the Jadeja rulers. The city is a popular industrial hub, known for vitrified tiles, mosaic tiles and related industries worldwide. In recent decades, Morbi achieved a mile stone in rapid industrialization.

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Places to Visit in Morbi

There are so many beautiful tourist places in Morbi. You can easily arrange 1 or 2 days trip with your family or friends. These are the popular places to visit in Morbi.

1. Hanging Bridge: The bridge constructed on the river Machhu is widely known as Julto Pul, a suspension bridge located in the center of the city.

2. Mani Mandir: The royal palace which was built in the memory of king's concubine 'Mani' is a popular place to see beautiful and historical architecture of the palace. In 2001 Earthquake, it was badly damaged but was again repaired by the royal family. It is one of the best places to visit in Morbi.

3. Nehru Gate: It is one of the oldest gates of the city. In the past, it was the main gate of the city. It is one of the most historical places in Morbi. A good number of shops are located near this gate. Nehru Gate is one of the centres of the city.

4. Green Tower: The Green Tower was constructed in 1888 from inspiration of Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower is totally green, that's why it is also known as Green Tower. It is one of the best places to visit in Morbi. It is a good place to see historical architecture. A good number of shopping places are located near the Green Tower.

5. Macchu Dam 2: The largest dam of Morbi is located near the village Jodhpar. A few resorts and hotels are located near this dam. It’s a weekend getaway for the local people during rainy season to see marvelous view of the site. It is quite popular among the nearby town people.

6. Morbi Railway Station: Morbi Railway Junction was constructed with European style architecture. It is one of the most beautiful railway stations in Gujarat. It is one of the oldest railway stations in Gujarat.

Places to Visit near Morbi

1. Kutch

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

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

2. Rani Ki Vav Complex

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

3. Modhera Sun Temple

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

Eat in Morbi

Morbi is also having so many hotels, restaurants and a food street. A number of local street food outlets are available near Nagar Darwaja.

How to Reach Morbi

Morbi is well connected by road through the National Highway No. 8A. Morbi is also well connected indirectly by the railway network.

By Road: Morbi is one of the busiest business centers of the region. You can easily reach here through the National Highway No. 8A, which connects Ahmedabad City - Kandala Port. The condition of the national highway is superb.

By Bus: You can find various private bus operators in the city of Morbi. The city is also well connected with the major cities of the state such as Rajkot, Baroda (Vadodara), Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Gondal, Gandhidham, Bhuj and others. Krishna Travels, KK Patel Travels and others. Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC Contact Numbers) is the Government corporation, which provide the most of destination buses.

Morbi Bus Stand offers connectivity to various popular destinations in Gujarat, including Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Jamnagar, Diu, Surendranagar, and many other cities.

By Train: Morbi Railway Station is not connected directly through the major cities of India by the railway network. You just need to reach Wankaner first and then take a train from Wankaner to Morbi. From Wankaner Railway Station, you can find number of express and super fast trains.

By Air: Rajkot Airport is the nearest domestic airport from the city of Morbi. It is very easy to reach Morbi from Rajkot.

Hotels in Morbi

You can easily find lowest prices hotels to mid-level hotels in the city. Shiv Ajanta Hotel, and Mahesh Hotel are considered nearly luxury hotels. Aadarsh Hotel, Avadh Hotel and Dariyalal Hotel and Resort are budget hotels located in the heart of the destination. There are others like Thakar Guest House, and Hotel Gurukrupa.

Banks in Morbi

There are a large number of banks available in the city of Morbi including private and nationalized banks. Most of the banks have ATMs located in the respective branches. In Ravapar Road, there is ATM of HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank. Some of the others are of State Bank of India at Para Bazar, Bank of India at Jail Road, Union Bank of India opposite Gandhi Baug, Subhash Road, Axis Bank at Dr. Takhatsinghji Main Road, near Old Mahajan Chowk, Indusind Bank at Sanala Road and Indian Overseas Bank at Bhatia Mahajan Wadi, Sardar Road
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Traveling abroad is a great way to witness new and breathtaking sights and scenery. It gives you the liberty to try out new things and experience and explore different cultures. While many of us are fond of traveling but are often short of money, it is time to save some bucks and go out on a trip of a lifetime.

Since there are more than a million apps on both iOS and Android, but sorting the good and bad is a hectic job. This article only lists the best traveling apps that will improve your vacation experience and will amplify the entertainment. Here are best 5 apps to travel comfortably anywhere.

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1. Tripit

Tripit is a popular travel app for all the good reasons. This app makes tracking and itineraries so simple without having to type in hotel, car rentals, and flights details manually. In case the booking is made online then you just have to forward the confirmation email, and Tripit will automatically update and recognize your itinerary. Once done, start the app, and it will download your updates, and then you can access the itinerary without a proper internet connection.

2. Google Maps

It is a must-have application no matter where you wish to go or where you live. Google Maps makes it so easy to locate and search for the desired location. It uses internet connection to work actively, however you can save the locations and the map to access them while being offline.

3. Snapseed

It requires a little practice but believes me when you are good at it oh dear it can snap wonders. This app is the best mobile photo editing application out there. Coming out of its trusted forefather Google, Snapseed is a lot more than just a photo editing application. Relive your moments and edit them to perfection with Snapseed.

4. Pocket

Although there are a lot of offline reading apps that are available, Pocket is one of its kind. You can save a bunch of articles that can be a good read while you travel. It can be super beneficial if you download write-ups that are relevant to the place you intend to travel. Web pages can also be saved from tablets, computers, and phone and can be synced in automatically on mobile devices.

5. Travel VPN

Since you will be traveling, you have to stay protected online no matter which device you use. A Virtual Private Network is helpful when you are traveling since it can yield you a ton of benefits;

· Bypass firewalls set by the government
· Prevent websites from tracking you
· Connect to a remote datacenter
· Browser anonymously
· Protect all traffic from prying eyes

Since traveling is fun, it can be dangerous as well. Being at an unfamiliar place can be daunting and may incur problems with unknown and unprotected internet surfing. You should protect yourself and the entire internet enabled devices with VPN services like ExpressVPN.

I hope the above tips are enough to help you way down the journey. So, what are you waiting for? Start preparing for the journey of a lifetime. Traveling is the best way to escape from your daily routine. Experts suggest that traveling more often leads to a fresher mind and a healthy lifestyle.

I hope this article gave you the information you needed and would be of any help in your travel plan. Remember us while you travel and get back to read more about traveling and tours. Enjoy your trip.
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Have you always dreamed of visiting Hawaii? See these reasons to visit this exotic destination and do not wait any longer to find flights to Hawaii and hotels in Hawaii. The archipelago is composed of eight main islands of volcanic origin, of which only six are populated like Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Malokai and Lanai. In addition to having some of the best beaches in the world along with airports, there are endless activities in Hawaii.

Beaches are characterized by their white sands and crystal clear water, true paradises to relax. In addition, the beaches of Hawaii are designed for all types of public, from those looking for large resorts to those who prefer smaller inns. And they offer activities for all tastes, for families, couples and groups of friends.

Costa Hamakua is located among the unmissable beaches, located in the middle of a jungle garden. Punaluu is characterized by its black sand and sea turtles. Onekahakaha is full of small natural pools and Hapuna is one of the most famous due to its great extension and its white sand.

Hawaii is one of the best places in the world for water sports and is considered the mecca of surfing. There are ideal beaches for beginners, with waves of 1 meter high and others, like Waimea Bay or Haleiwa, with waves of more than 6 meters for the more experienced.

The best places in Hawaii to practice windsurfing or kite surfing are Oahu and Maui. Among the things do in Oahu, dive between the caves of Lana'i, the shipwrecks of Oahu, the reefs of Maui, the waves of Moloka'i and much more.

Perhaps the most famous tourist paradise, diving in Hawaii is phenomenal after hiking. Diving is done in Big Island and kayaking, canoeing or fishing are done in all the islands. Make sure your snorkelling tour in Hawaii includes the St. Anthony and the Carthaginian, currently invaded by reefs and a magnificent biodiversity.

Divers are always amazed by the visibility of the Lana'i caverns. Cathedrals I and II are popular places to see new species of fish and rare invertebrates. Enjoy a diving vacation during the winter and maybe you can show off when you return home from seeing humpback whales.

Have you always dreamed of RVing all 50 states in USA? There's just one problem. The state of Hawaii is a series of islands over 2000 miles off the west coast of the mainland. Getting your RV there just isn't practical. Fortunately, there is another solution. RV Rentals are a great way to experience the islands and allow you to RV in the 50th state.

You may have to adjust your expectations to meet the realities of island life. First, RVing is not a big activity on the islands. Because of that, there is a lack of real RV campsites available. Larger RVs are equally rare. The campsites here are instead referred to as drive-up sites suitable for a car and tent, or a campervan type of RV.

There are a number of state, local and national park facilities where you can camp with the appropriate permits. You cannot camp in non-camping designated areas like most of the roadside beaches. Here we will look at the top RV camping destinations in Hawaii.

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1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai'i Volcanos National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The park has 2 drive-up campgrounds, Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki. Both are located on the eastern side of the island with Hilo being the closest major airport. Either campground offers a great base camp for exploring the park or the surrounding areas.

Nāmakanipaio is the larger and the nicer of the two campgrounds and has access to water. Kulanaokuaiki has only 9 sites with no drinkable water provided on site. Hawai'i. Hawai'i Volcanos National Park has been recovering from the major volcanic eruptions in 2018. There are many locations in the park which are still closed, but the majority is open so now is a great time to visit this area.

A diving paradise with more than 50 dive sites await you on the Big Island of Hawaii. Calm, serene and diverse, many endemic species swim on this island along with a wide variety of eels. The best sites include Two Step, Honokohau Harbor, Mile Marker 4 and Kamakahonu Beach.

2. Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park in Maui covers a large area from the top of the Haleakala Volcano down to the seashore south of Hana. With that large expanse of land, they have broken the park up into three major districts. The Summit area is located at the summit of Haleakela. The Kipahulu area is the seaside area south of Hana.

The wilderness area connects the two other areas and is only accessible by foot. Summit and Kipahulu are accessible by car or campervan. There is a huge amount of diversity between the Summit area and Kipahulu. The summit is at 10,000 feet and is typically much cooler than the coastal areas due to the altitude. It is also above the tree line and tends to be a very desolate area.

Kipahulu on the other hand is in the heart of the rainforest with lush jungle, bamboo forest, large waterfalls, the Pacific coastline and 'Ohe'o Gulch. The drive to Kipahulu is typically over the Road to Hana which is considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Take your time on the drive and enjoy the sights and stops along the way.

Doing so really adds to the experience. Once you arrive a Kipahulu you'll be able to stay the night at one of their many drive up campsites.

The Summit Area has drive-up camping at the Hosmer Grove Campground. It is located just at the tree line on the way up the mountain. The actual summit of the mountain is about a 27 min drive up the switchbacks. This area offers outstanding hiking and some of the best night sky watching anywhere in the US.

3. Lahaina

Before traveling to Maui you should know that the city of Lahaina, was for a long time one of the most important ports of the archipelago, being at the time capital of Hawaii and the most important city of the island. First of all we recommend that you visit the port area. Between Front Street and Moana Street you will find the Jobo Mission, the largest statue dedicated to Buddha located outside of Asia .

Then we recommend you go to Baker Street, where you will find the Wo Hing Temple Museum, built in 1909 by Chinese immigrants who arrived on the island of Maui. This site is a corner of Lahaina that you should not miss.

Following the route through Lahaina, we recommend that you head to the intersection of Front Street and Dickenson. Continuing along this new street you will find the Baldwin Home. To continue the tour of Lahaina, we recommend that you take Calle Wainee and continue towards the junction with Calle Prison, since there you will find the Hale Paahao Prison.

To finish the route through Lahaina, we recommend that you head back to Front Street and head to Banyan Tree Park. This park is interesting to know because it is the park with the largest fig trees in the USA. It is a plantation of fig trees that were exported from India and planted in front of the port and the Palace of Justice of Lahaina with the aim of creating a green park that would symbolize the great diversity of this archipelago.

Among things to do in Maui with kids, surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, this chain of islands extends kilometers with shipwrecks, pristine reefs and many adventures. Black Rock is among the best diving sites in Hawaii, on the island of Maui, but there are many other hidden places among the coral reefs.

4. Kaanapali

And beware, we do not say it, say all those who visit it. The Kaanapali Beach is one of the must-see places in Maui. The natural environment is of great value and, in fact, right there you can snorkel, scuba dive and, if you're lucky, you can spot humpback whales. It has crystal clear waters and a fine white sand in which to lie down and relax.

Next we suggest you follow the route through Lahaina on Front Street until you reach the largest shopping center in Maui, Hawaii Whalers Village shopping center, a very exquisite place that we recommend you visit. It includes stores of high purchasing power but the site is very beautiful to see. In this area are the most luxurious hotels on the island.

5. Malaekahana State Recreation Area

This camping area is on the Northeastern side of Oahu, far away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Here, you will experience a much more laid-back Hawaiian atmosphere. In addition to camping there is a sandy beach for swimming, surfing and shore fishing. This makes an excellent place to stay in addition to #4 if you want to tour the island and get the complete island experience.

6. Sand Island State Recreation Area

The Sand Island State Recreation Area offers weekend only camping and is located within the city of Honolulu. This will provide easy access to all the activities, historical sites, dining and beaches that the city has to offer. There is also beach/ocean access adjacent to the camping area. The major benefit to this camping area is its proximity to downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach. All of which are less than 30 minutes away.

7. Napali Coast State Wilderness Park

This park has one of the most dramatic landscapes you will find in Hawaii. It is located on the Northwestern shore of Kauai and is home to stunning 4,000-foot tall cliffs, deep valleys, waterfalls and beaches. Here you will find the Kalalau Trail which runs for 11 miles along the coast. It spans between two beaches and traverses 5 valleys where you'll experience waterfalls and the untouched flora and fauna indigenous to the area.

This is the heart of unspoiled Hawaii where visitors can get a true sense of what the islands were originally like. Kauai is home to many green turtles in Hawaii. Visit Turtle Bluff and explore its caves while watching reef sharks. Do not miss Tunnels Beach if you want to see octopus.

Visiting Hawaii also means entering a fascinating culture full of customs and traditions. One of the best known is the flower lei, some wreaths of flowers that are given, as a symbol of affection, when arriving or leaving. Another Hawaiian icon is the hula, which in its beginnings had a religious purpose and today is a popular dance.

Do not wait any longer to spend a week in Hawaii, an exotic, paradisiacal and natural destination, ideal to travel to Hawaii as a couple, with family and friends. Look at the wide range of hotels in Hawaii and travel to the world of hula and surf. Take advantage of the great offers to buy cheap flights to Hawaii and start organizing your next vacation in Hawaii.

Here we have covered 5 of the top RV destinations in Hawaii. There are many more and nearly every populated island has at least one park that allows drive up camping. Compared to the mainland US, each island is extremely small. With the smaller campervan type RVs you can easily camp at many of these locations and drive around to the other sites of the islands during the day, making the whole island the true destination.
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Perth can offer you the best of both worlds with a busy, bustling city centre with nearby walks, beaches and day trips, it can be the perfect break away. Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, with friends or with the family there is always something to do within easy reach. Have a look below at some of the top places to visit when you visit Perth.

1. Swan River

If you are looking for a nice relaxing morning, afternoon or maybe even the whole day then taking a stroll along the Swan River is ideal for you. It links the hills, suburbs and the ocean and it has been awarded as Western Australia's first heritage site because of it’s rich cultural, environmental and recreational values.

Ideal any time of the year with it trails all the way along the river you can easily enjoy a walk, run or cycle. Perfect for all the family too. Why not pack a picnic to enjoy along the way, there are plenty of spots along the river where you able to stop and watch the world go by.

2. Freemantle

Located only just outside of Perth Freemantle is not only an ideal destination in Australia for taking ferry trips out and around but it is also a dynamic port city to spend some time getting to know. Hiring a car to take a trip here would make a for a brilliant day out, you can get a great price at if you decide that this something for you.

In Freemantle, you will find a variety of dining options on the waterfront with music and art around every corner. You can head down charming little bustling streets and shop at busy, unique markets. A great thing to see here is the underground Freemantle Prison Tunnel tour.

3. Heirisson Island

Right in the middle of Swan River and the main city Heirisson Island is a real unexpected hidden gem on Perth and offers you an escape from the city life. It’s a beautiful quiet spot where you can expect to see a variety of birds; perfect for bird watchers and it even has it’s own population of Kangaroos.

They are on the Western end of the Island and are well protected with a gate and fence to stop them from wandering into any traffic. Bear in mind if you go in the peak of the day it can be very hot and they are most likely going to enjoy the shade from the trees rather than hopping around in the heat.

4. Adventure World

The biggest fun park of Western Australia is in the suburb of Bibra Lake. Children will love the different outdoor rides available all day. Cafes are open serving a variety of food, or you can opt to bring your own and have a picnic inside the park.

5. Bells Rapids

If you're looking for a good walking spot, then you'll surely enjoy exploring the Bells Rapids in Brigadoon. You get to bask in the breathtaking view of the streams and waterfalls while walking on a gravel road. You get to see views of the Avon River and the countryside by opting to go a circuit walk while on the area. However, swimming is not recommended due to its strong undercurrents.

6. Cottesloe Beach

If you're in for a good swim, surfing snorkelling or dolphin-spotting, then Cottesloe Beach is your next destination. Enjoy pristine white sand, sparkling water, the laid-back surf culture, the stunning Perth coastline and enjoy your stay on relaxing seaside hotels or apartments. This is the reason why Cottesloe Beach is one of Australia's most iconic beaches.

7. Kings Park

If you're in for a good and free picnic spot, head over to Kings Park and you'll find a stunning view of the Perth City Skyline and Swan River. Among the gum trees lies grassy areas open for the public making walks and picnic a fun activity. Enjoy sipping your favourite cup of coffee while your kids enjoy playing on large playgrounds. This is a relaxing spot both you and your young companions would love to visit if you are staying for one day in Perth.

8. Lake Monger Reserve

Beautiful Black Swans is what you can find on the 70-hectare lake of Lake Monger Reserve. This conservation wetland is also home to an array of local birdlife and is a popular hotspot for runners and dog-walkers. Just make sure to refrain from feeding the water-birds as most human food can make them sick and pollute the water in the process.

9. Lancelin Sand Dunes

Looking for things to add on your list of interesting day trips from Perth? Then pump up the fun and go sand boarding at the Lancelin Sand Dunes. Here you'll get the biggest dunes in Australia - up to 45-degree angle. Enjoy a four-wheel drive and a dirt bike ride within the two-kilometre sand dune system while being surrounded by coastline, farmland and sand hills.

10. Lesmurdie Falls

One of the most breathtaking waterfalls Perth has to offer lies in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park. Enjoy sipping on your morning coffee or experience mouth-watering meals on the Kalamunda Village located near the falls. The Top Trail is a two-kilometre walk that leads to a picnic area and at the base of the falls is where lush vegetation grows.

11. Mullaloo Beach

Just 20 minutes from Perth's City centre lies the Mullaloo Beach. Enjoy a calming dip in its refreshing waters and let your children enjoy the soft white sand along the coast. Children of all ages will enjoy the various parklands and playground facilities. This beautiful beach allows you to enjoy a stunning view of the sunset making it an excellent way to end your day trip.

12. Noble Falls

Want to experience a waterfall moment in Perth? Then go ahead to Noble Falls, and you'll get to see marri, jarrah and blackbutt bushland. You can enjoy a nice picnic or dip your feet into the cold, fresh water. When visiting Noble Falls in spring, you can capture a variety of wildflowers you won't get to see in other places on Earth.

13. Penguin Island

In Shoalwater Islands Marine Park lies Penguin Island. Steal a day away enjoying a day with the smallest penguins in the world. Not only that - you get to watch rare Australian sea lions as well as wild dolphins when you go on a cruise. Go swimming, snorkelling, or enjoy a picnic while waiting for your ferry to come and pick you up.

14. Rottnest Island

For an incredible day trip experience, head over to Rottnest Island, also known as Rotto by the locals. In Rottnest Island there are quokkas practically in all the island but it is certain that sometimes they are difficult to see. When you are pedaling observe well on the sides of the road, they are usually put under trees where there is good shade.

If you see that there are people standing still, it's probably because there are quokkas there. Be patient, you'll get sick of seeing them! How to move around the island? Wondering what the best way to explore Rotto is? The best way is to rent a bicycle. Grab yourself a bike! Bicycles are recommended as there are no cars on the island. Wearing a helmet when you go by bike is mandatory in the state of Western Australia, Rottnest Island is no exception.

All it takes is a short ferry trip, and you can see the serene waters by swimming, kayaking, diving, and fishing. There are several ferry companies that depart both from Fremantle and from Perth to Rottnest Island. They are mainly found around the village and in the northeast (for example in Geordie Bay).

Missing tennis or golf? You'll have no problem as Rottnest Island offers such activities to its visitors too. There are quite a few areas with cabins to stay. The types of accommodation range from simple campsites, to bungalows, hotels, apartments and a hostel.

Parker Point and Little Salmon Bay are protected areas with excellent snorkeling options. It is best to come here in the morning. In the north there are other beaches in Australia to snorkel, although not as good as the previous ones. They are Little Armstrong Bay, Parakeet Bay and the popular The Basin. It is best to come in the afternoon.

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15. Wave Rock

One of the most astonishing sites to visit in Perth is the Wave Rock or Hyden Rock. Who wouldn't want to walk under the bright blue sky while you go on marveling the impressive prehistoric rock formations that look straight out of a movie? Climb to the top, and you'll find salt plains and paddocks and get to learn about the legend of Mulka. Get up close and personal with white kangaroos, koalas, wombats and more at the Wildlife Park.

16. York Motor Museum

Love vintage cars? Then you'll want to visit the oldest private motor museum in all of Australia. The restored heritage building stood magnificently in the busy main street. Here you can find the world's oldest VW beetle as well as photographs and memorabilia that are worth the trip.

Do you have any other places to visit in Perth that shouldn't be missed? Please share them in the comments section below.
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A world of astounding beaches, fine cuisines, radiant backwaters, electrifying festivals and a dynamic culture, Kerala is truly a reflection of God's Own Country. It is a destination that is embellished with all the fundamentals required to make your Kerala tourism package an extraordinary one.

Out of many offbeat places in Kerala that throngs with tourists all year long, the cities of Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin are replete with all the natural and man-made wonders one could possibly imagine. There are many aspects that will make your trip memorable for a lifetime and we have listed down the best things to experience on a sightseeing expedition in these cities.

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Places to Visit near Trivandrum

1. Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

There can be nothing more thrilling than to be close to nature and inhale its beauty. Visit to the Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is a must to explore 12,000 hectares of natural vegetation. It is a picturesque picnic spot for friends and families and boasts of a stunning Watch Tower, a Deer Park, a Crocodile Rehabilitation centre and much more. You should undertake Lion Safaris in Kerala and explore the family places to visit in Kerala.

2. Varkala beach

Another coastal city that absolutely must visit. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, this is possibly the only place in South Kerala, which houses a perfect mix of hills and sea. The cliffs are adjacent to the Arabian Sea! Kovalam has gone a long way from being a sleepy fishing village to being one of the best surfing destinations in India.

3. Kovalam

Best known for its three crescent-shaped beaches, Kovalam still retains some of its relaxed culture with days that start rather late and activities that continue into the night. Kovalam seems to have something for everyone. A dip or a surf lesson, an herbal body massage or a cultural program - choose your selection and everything is there.

4. Thenmala

Thenmala is the first ecotourism destination planned in India and yet not many know this beautiful destination in India. One of the main attractions of Thenmala is the Thenmala dam, which offers a magnificent view of the place. The destination promises to give you a little nature, wildlife, leisure, entertainment and adventure, all in one place!

5. Ponmudi

As notable tourist attractions in Ponmudi we can highlight the Peppara Wild Sanctuary, and various trekking points. Travelers can find a deer park and stone and wood cabins. About one and a half kilometers from the mountain station are the Ponmudi Falls. The Sanctuary, located on the outskirts of Ponmudi, has a wide variety of wild animals such as the Asian elephant, leopards, lion-tailed macaques. It is ideal for those who are looking for an offbeat destination. It has year-round rivulets and waterfalls.

6. Meenmutty Waterfalls

Although this waterfall is a little known attraction in north Kerala, it is a great thing, as it is the second highest waterfalls in Kerala after Athirappilly. With the fall from a height of 300 meters, the Meenmutty waterfalls in Wayanad is a spectacular sight that is located inside a forest. Meenmutty waterfalls can also be reached via trekking for around 3 km.

The rocky terrain for trekking to the Meenmutty waterfalls is also well known as a trekking point. The place also offers a spectacular view of the Banasura Sagar dam. When you visit Meenmutty Waterfalls you have to walk almost a kilometer through a narrow path and trees on both sides with tributaries of the water that falls from the falls on one side provides a relaxing environment.

Main waterfalls at the top where you have to get through hiking is not ideal for bathing due to the strength of the one that falls from the top. You can choose the tourist sites that are downstream with lots of small waterfalls, where the water is softer. In monsoons the water in the middle of the river offers a natural Jacuzzi as the experience that is unique and comfortable.

Meenmutty Waterfalls is ideal for a day trip and the months after the monsoon are the best time to visit the Meenmutty waterfalls. The Meenmutty waterfalls is 48 km from Sultan Bathery, 25 km from Kalpetta and 5 Banasura Sagar km from the dam. The price of the entrance to Meenmutty Waterfalls is Rs. 50 and the waterfalls are open from 10 AM to 5 PM.

7. Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi falls is in Shendurney wildlife sanctuary in the Kollam District of Kerala. "Pal" means milk and the name is translated to milk jet. As the name suggests the waterfalls resemble the 300-foot milky fall due to the crystal clear water of good quality. The current in which the waterfall is ideal for swimming and is an important picnic spot in the country.

The Palaruvi falls are located within a dense forest and the waterfalls you reach through trekking. The trekking experience at the Palaruvi waterfalls is a big one and it is memorable. The best time to visit the Palaruvi waterfalls is during the months of June, July, August, September, October, November, December and January. Palaruvi Waterfalls is ideal for day trips.

Located in the Kollam district, nearby places to visit when in Palaruvi waterfalls are Thenmala Dam and Shenduruny wildlife sanctuary. To experience a great getaway, visit the Palaruvi waterfalls.

Things To Do in Trivandrum

1. Ayurvedic Massage in Trivandrum

Kerala is the land of Ayurveda where you can get a traditional oil massage at one of the many Ayurvedic massage centers and spas. The Ayurveda massages not only enhance your outer beauty, but they also cure various illnesses besides giving your mind relaxation and peace.

Take a break from the beach and head to the many shopping complexes and an Ayurvedic health center that abounds in the beach town or head out to sea in a kayak or on a surfboard, the choice is yours!

2. Shopping at the Chalai Market

In contrast to the quaint streets of Trivandrum is this busy and bustling marketplace that is famous for its unending range of products. The Chalai market is set in the heart of the city. You can shop for bargains and be ensured on the availability of almost all products ranging from spices to clothes, footwear, home appliances, antiques and also furniture. It makes for a good experience to breathe in the local atmosphere.

3. Visiting the Museums

If culture and history are what excites you, the museums in this town are just the place for you. Visit the Napier Museum or the Natural History Museum that are located in the central part of the city and are easily accessible. These museums showcase a glimpse of Kerala's rich cultural heritage. They are also home to some rare and unusual collection of archaeological and historical artefacts.

4. Engaging with AMAS

The Academy for Mountaineering and Adventure Sports in Trivandrum is a haven for all adventure junkies to pump up their adrenaline. The AMAS offers the opportunity to engage in many adventurous activities such as rafting, paragliding, scuba diving, bungee jumping and other air activities as well. They also run various training camps and have state-of-the-art equipments for all kinds of adventure sports.

5. Visiting the Famous Temples

Temples in Kerala have been of prime significance in the history and culture of India. The architecture and structuring of some temples are so splendid that it is talked about and appraised globally. Majority of the temples are a fusion of the great Keralite and Dravidian cultures from ancient India. The must-visit temples in Trivandrum include the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple.

Where else will you get such serenity to behold? Get going and enjoy everything that Kerala tourism has to offer.
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Kashmir Valley is rich in history, culture and natural phenomena on one side and is a political controversy on the other side. The spicy taste of the indigenous cuisines, the different types of teas, the trekking, the stays in the barges and the visit of many sacred sanctuaries are things favorable to the tourists. Native textiles and crafts are quite famous and so shopping is good.

Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in India, not to mention Kashmir. During your stay in Srinagar, you can indulge in many activities like trekking, bird watching, boating or water skiing. It is a popular honeymoon destination in India. Although the place can be visited throughout the year, the snowfall that occurs between December and January gives a special serenity and beauty to this beautiful place.

It is one of the most natural and famous tourist spots to visit in Kashmir. The vast and well-kept gardens of Srinagar, which date back to the Mughal era, are full of flowers and breathtaking views. Start with Shalimar Bagh. Then, visit the Nishat Mughal Garden, which borders Dal Lake. Head to the gardens of the historic Pari Mahal palace for fabulous sunset views of Dal Lake and Srinagar.

On the way, you will pass through the Botanical Garden, where the famous Tulip Festival and the Chashme Shahi Gardens are celebrated every April. Naseem Bagh is spectacular during autumn and fall, when the leaves of its thousands of Chinar trees turn orange and red. Do not miss the less known and quiet Badamwari Garden, especially during the spring (since mid-March) when its almond trees are in full bloom.

This article will explain the beauty of the list of tourist places in Kashmir to visit that also explain the culture and history of these destinations as well as photos that will make your trip happy.

Most Beautiful Lakes and Gardens in Kashmir

1. The Mesmeric Dal lake

Dal Lake is one of the most famous lakes of Kashmir and is actually composed of three lakes. It is a huge maze of water body with waterways, channels, houseboats, and floating islands and looks like a group of islands in a water body. Houseboat stay on Dal Lake is a truly fascinating experience and a coveted to-do in the Kashmir itinerary.

Dal lake in Srinagar gives the tourists plenty of experiences of exploring islands, staying in houseboats, enjoying floating gardens and Shikara rides and shopping from floating markets. The lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides and offer captivating scenic views.

2. Mughal Gardens of Kashmir

The dazzling Mughal Gardens of Kashmir is a grand creation and expresses the inherent love of Emperor Jahangir for Kashmir and beautification and also the contribution of his son Shah Jahan to its beautification. Jahangir wisely chose the site for the garden and laid down the basic requirements for building it. The Garden was laid at the foot of the Himalayan ranges.

The sources of water in the form of refreshing streams or springs were carefully harnessed. The terraced garden layout is an example of brilliant Mughal engineering skills and aesthetics of channelizing the maximum available water resources in a mountainous terrain. A pleasure garden of Kashmir, Mughal Gardens is tucked between a lake and the hills.

The garden draws heavily from the Persian style of architecture. The garden has an overwhelming beauty arising out of the shady trees, flowers, fruits and aromatic grasses along with the fountains, canals and pools of running water.

3. Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh was conceptualized and laid out in the 17th century by Mirza Abul Hasan. It is one of the most popular gardens laid by the Mughals in India. This garden is situated along the eastern bank of the famous Dal Lake of Kashmir at the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range. The garden occupies a rectangular region of area measuring 116.70 acres.

Nishat Bagh also has a terraced layout and the concept of streams and fountains merging into a water cascade, the views it offers and its ecology. There are twelve terraces in the garden that is believed to symbolize the twelve signs of the zodiac.

The lowest terrace is connected to the Dal Lake and offers charming views of the lake. A historic bridge across the lake named as Oont Kadal is an inherent part of the lake architecture and shifts the views to the Hari Parbat Fort, which lies in the upper regions of Srinagar across the lake.

The Nishat Bagh exemplifies the famous Chahar Bagh concept of Islamic style of architecture. During the glorious reigns of Jahangir, he had developed an unfathomable love for Kashmir and that resulted in the construction of some of the most splendid attractions of Kashmir, including Nishat Bagh.

4. Nagin Lake

Nagin lake is located in the eastern part of Kashmir on the foothills of the mountain Zabarwan. The lake is lined by a series of willow and poplar trees that add to its charm. Shikara rides form the main attraction of visiting this lake.

Apart from this you can even hire houseboats for the ultimate romantic experience. Enjoy the taste of fresh fruits, nuts and baked goods; fragrance of fresh flowers, beauty of woollen shawls, silk carpets, leather goods and other materials being sold on the boats. Shankaracharya Hill is south of the lake and Hari Parbat is to the west. It is famous for water skiing, launches and boating. Lake Naga is one of the most wonderful places in Kashmir to visit.

5. Shalimar Bagh

The Shalimar Bagh Garden dates back to the 16th century and is another enchanting creation of the Mughal era and this time the creator was the mighty Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The lower garden of Shalimar Bagh was built by Emperor Jahangir in around 1620.

The construction carried on and was supervised at a later stage by Prince Khurram and then also by Shah Jahan. Shalimar Bagh has also been developed keeping in mind the traditional Chahar Bagh concept.

The garden follows the double division concept of Mughal architecture that comprises the lower portion consisting first three terraces known as the Diwan-i-Aam where public used to gather and the upper two terraces exclusively reserved for the Royalty and his courtiers called the Diwan-i-Khas.

There was also built a screened private zone for the Empress and her female retinue. Shalimar Bagh is mesmerizing with the pavilions, pools and water cascades. The garden is blessed with unprecedented natural beauty. The papier mache ceilings, the carved columns, brackets and stone railings add to the intricacy of designing.

6. Wular Lake

Wullar Lake is significantly one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia measuring 10 by 24 kilometres. The lake yields approximately 60 percent of the fresh water fish production of the region. The lake is beautifully located between the cities of Sopore and Bandipora and overlooks the majestic hills on one side and the steep valley faces on the other side.

Wullar Lake receives its water from River Jhelum, which is located at a distance of 60 kilometres from Srinagar. Miles away from well-traveled areas Watlab will unfold before you. Also Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, a paradise as far as bird watchers are concerned, is also situated near the Lake. Located in the Bandipora district, the lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia that delights travelers as they sail across the lake in a shikara or on a boat. And the beauty is impressive. It could not be better for a nature photography enthusiast!

High on a hill stands the sanctuary of a Muslim mystic Baba Shukur Din Sahib. Here, the Wular extends as far as the eye can see, bordered by picturesque villages, terraces and breeze stirred the rice fields in a rampant explosion of color. Watlab is a resting place amidst extensive forests of apple orchards, permission to remain in which has to be requested to the Forest Department Office of the Sopore district headquarters.

7. Achabal Bagh

Achabal Garden was built by Nur Jahan in 1620 AD, around 58 kilometres away from Srinagar. The garden is surrounded by majestic chinar trees. During the autumn season, this garden dons the gorgeous shades of various different hues when the leaves of all the trees turn golden and red.

It occupies a vast area of 9.7 acres and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of Mughal gardens in Jammu and Kashmir. The spring flowing through the Achabal Bagh Garden was known widely for its curative values.

8. Chashma Shahi

Chashmashahi is the smallest of the three Mughal gardens in Kashmir. The garden is located above the Nehru Memorial Park and its name means Royal Spring. From the garden you can see the beautiful Dal Lake and the surrounding mountains. The gardens also have many terraces and fountains and are built across the center.

The garden was developed by Ali Mardan Khan in 1632, during the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The garden was conceptualized keeping in mind a gushing spring emerging from the slopes of Zabarwan Mountains. The spring waters are cool and have rejuvenating qualities. It is major tourist attraction of Kashmir tourism.

9. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid in Nowhatta is one of the most visited mosques in Srinagar, the capital. The mosque was built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 and was later extended by his son Zain-ul-Abidin. The mosque has 370 wooden pillars and Indo-Saran architecture. Fridays are full of thousands of Muslims on Friday because it is considered the holiest day to worship.

10. Hazratbal

Hazratbal is a famous Muslim sanctuary and believes that a lock of hair, kept in the sanctuary, belonged to the prophet Muhammad. It is located to the left of Dal Lake and is one of the most sacred places in Kashmir. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between March and October due to the favorable climate. Hazratbal is one of the ideal and historic places to see in Kashmir, which will give a lot of tranquility.

11. Gulmarg

Can't get enough of the snowy whiteness of the winters? Then head to Gulmarg India's very own answer to Switzerland! An ideal skiing destination thronged by celebrities, tourists and travelers from around the world, Gulmarg is the place to be in February for winter sports lovers.

It is one of the most popular skiing destinations around the world. You can book your stay at the famous Khyber Resort or other ski resorts and luxury hotels that offers stunning panoramic views of the snow covered valleys of the Himalayas and the vast Alpine forests. Enjoy your honeymoon with some with some champagne and chocolates.

Gulmarg Gondola in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir is the world's second highest operating cable since the closure in 2008 of the Mérida cable car in Venezuela. Gulmarg boasts Asia's highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, at the shoulder of nearby Apharwat Peak (4,200 m).

The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski. You can find comfortable options to stay and eat in the area. Khyber, a resort and spa, has the Gondola ski lift a minute away from its entrance, which makes it an ideal resort for skiing. Other affordable resorts also provide good accommodation, while the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering in Gulmarg offers certified instructors, ski equipment and clothing suitable for the climate.

12. Sonamarg

Sonamarg is to be reached by the Sind Valley and it shows a different country atmosphere of Kashmir, which is not very common. It is located at an altitude of 2730 m and its name means the meadow of gold because of its mountainous landscape with its pure sky. The Sindh River runs through the valley and ponies are often hired to visit the site. Sonamarg is one of the most beautiful places of Kashmir to visit.

13. Pahalgam

Located far from the frantic race of the city, Pahalgam will make you forget all your worries and stress during your stay. The coolness is overcrowded in this small town nestled in the mountains. There is a lot of tranquility and serenity for all those who visit. Pahalgam is a great place to relax, meditate and connect with nature.

This small town is very famous for its huge expanse of coniferous forest. The winter season that begins at the end of October is perhaps the best time to visit this city, because the snow gives an extra beauty to the place. Guests of Pahalgam can enjoy various leisure activities such as canoeing and horse riding. Places of interest nearby are Betab and Aru Valley.

The Aru Valley is an hour's drive from Pahalgam and Aru takes almost 45 minutes from Aru to reach the Betaab Valley, which is named after the famous Bollywood box office movie that was filmed here in the early 80's. Besides being a place with a remarkable topography, the valley is a well-known base of hiking and camping for travelers who try to explore the adjacent regions of the plateau. The Betaab Valley also attracts many newlywed couples, who are on their honeymoon in Kashmir.

14. Gurez Valley

The cycling route of the Gurez Valley is the quietest and one of the best and most adventurous cycling routes in Kashmir. The route has less traffic. It is an incredible journey to enter with the magical and remote Kingdom of Gurez. While pedaling along this route, we visit beautiful lakes (Mansbal and Wular), remote mountain villages and high altitude grasslands such as Tragbal.

There are the ruins of many fortresses and castles, some built in some rather improbable places! It is a fairly long route, which crosses the Razdan Pass at 3500 m and has the excellent objective of visiting the most remote villages of Gurez.

15. Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park is located about 22 km from Srinagar and covers an area of ​​about 141 square kilometers. The park is famous for its endangered animals, like the red deer. The park is present in a deep valley with steep slopes of wood. The national park is located at an altitude of 1600 m to 4200 m as in the mountainous area. This national park is one of the most famous places in Kashmir for adventures.

16. Drass

Drass is the second coldest place in the world that has inhabitants. It is located at 3,230 meters above sea level and about 60 km from Kargil. It is a small town in the middle of the valley and the path to Ladakh from here is easy as the Zojila pass passes through the place. Tourists enjoy trekking and the Suru Valley is the most famous for that.

17. Kupwara

Kupwara is also known as the Kashmiri Crown. The beautiful green meadows, mountains and clear streams make Kupwara one of the best places to visit in Kashmir. Due to its picturesque landscape, this place is a must visit if you plan to make a trip to Kashmir. Kupwara illustrates the beauty of Kashmir in many ways. Sheikh Baba Behram, the Lolab Valley and the Qamar Reshi Sahib Shrine are must-see places.

18. Kathua

If you have ever been attracted to Sufism and are inclined to it, Kathua is the place for you. Kathua is also known as the city of Sufis. It portrays the beautiful history of Kashmir's past and is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. If you are passionate about history, do not miss the Jasrota fort. Kathua offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere to all who visit.

19. Kargil

Kargil is a city that can not be easily forgotten. Even today, the mention of Kargil shivers the thorns of all the Indians who lived during the war. This city is a must visit because it occupies a special place in the feelings of every Indian citizen. This is one of Kashmir's tourist sites because of the multitude of emotions it has to offer.

For many, this city revives old memories and makes them proud of their Indian nationality. In Kargil, mountaineering or trekking can be done in the nearby Suru Valley. Other places of interest are Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Wakha Rgyal.

20. Shivkhori

Shiv Kori is a cave located in a hillock and extending for about a kilometer. The cave is known to have a natural Shiva Lingam and is over 100 years old. Tourists are impressed by the carved Sheshnaag ceiling of the cave. Khana-e-Mola is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir. The sanctuary was built by Sultan Sikandar and has been beautifully carved inside. It was made in honor of Muslim preacher Mir Syed Ali Hamdani.

21. Patnitop

Jammu's own hill station, Patni Top is located at 6,640 feet, the highest point along the Jammu-Srinagar road. If you wish, there are rental ponies, and most places can be reached by car. Chinar Garden, Picnic Spot (with swings and slides) and Skating Garden are the three must see places in the standard itineraries. Take a trip to Patnitop for some solitude and to enjoy the breathtaking views of Chenab Gorge and its pines!

There are two excursions from Patnitop with one to Madha Top, the ridge in front of Patnitop, and the other to Sanasar, a meadow covered with grass and fir trees, with the nickname of mini Gulmarg. Sanasar is a center for various adventure activities, including paragliding and jungle camps. Nag Temple in Ishadhari is located within Patnitop.

Just outside of Patnitop is Shudh Mahadev ka Pahad. A little further away is Mantalai, with its apple and citrus orchards. Near Mantalai, Krimchi is the site of the oldest temples in the Jammu region. Patnitop is one of the few areas that receives snowfall in winter. In winter, there is a thin layer of snow that covers Patnitop, thin, but enough for enterprising locals who run a ski school, strictly for beginners with options of sledges, snowmen and snowball fights!

22. Bhaderwah

Bhaderwah is a green valley at 80 Kms from Batote and 162 Kms from Katra and more than 200 kilometers from Jammu. Bhaderwah has been compared to the Kashmir valley for its scenic splendor and is also called Chota Kashmir. The high parts of Bhaderwah have fine alpine meadows such as Jai, Padri, Seoj Dhar.

If you visit Kashmir during summers and think about places to visit in Kashmir, Ladakh is the place for you. The high mountains and lakes offer breathtaking views of the picturesque landscapes. The beauty of Leh hypnotizes everyone who visits it.

It is also an ideal place for those who love bikepacking, mountain biking and trekking. However, if you want to go to Leh for motorbiking, summer is your time because after November, many trails are closed due to heavy snow.

Engaging in these activities will give you a lifetime of memories and many stories to tell your grandchildren.
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Hugging the eastern coast of Spain, the organized grid of streets of Barcelona gives way to a number of delightful tourist attractions in the open. The Catalonian capital has a reputation as a bustling urban center, filled with renowned architecture, gourmet restaurants, lively clubs, and a thriving nightlife. Yet visitors won’t have to look far to enjoy the sights that the city has to offer while taking in the city’s fresh sea air.

While traveling in Spain visit Barcelona and see the works of Gaudi in the architecture including the famous Sagrada Familia. During this trip, the local culture is also seen in the big cities like Barcelona which is a lively and animated city.

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Weekend in Barcelona

Who doesn't like a weekend away? Especially from rainy England in the Spring. I had a free weekend in April and was interested in travelling out a bit to get a chance to explore a new culture and all it entails. Prices for hotels, flights, and package holidays are usually at their highest for last minute buyers like me. I couldn't afford to pay so much. After some research I found my solution to enjoy a weekend away from the gloom.

Flights to Barcelona

I came across SpareFare and it has made travelling so much easier for me. SpareFare is an online platform connecting people with non-refundable travel reservations with people seeking discounts or last-minute travel options. This concept of transferring tickets over to another person was completely new to me.

Apparently over sixty airlines allow passenger name changes from EasyJet to AirCanada. Even hotels allow name changes on a non-refundable reservation, and it's not limited, all hotels allow it. This allows people with non-refundable flights, hotel reservations, or package holidays to transfer their unused trips over to potential buyers!

By selling me his non-refundable tickets, the seller was able to recover some of the money he paid for his holiday. The process was very simple - I had specific dates in mind but was unsure of my destination. I entered my dates to find that someone was offering their future flight from London to Barcelona, Spain the same weekend I was interested in.

I figured Barcelona would be an amazing option as I have been before and had no complaints. Through SpareFare I was able to make an offer on the round-trip flight which was luckily accepted by the seller! I got a true discount of up to 50% by not paying the current price of the tickets, which were quite pricey. At that point I was set to relax in a local Catalan cafe while sipping on some Cava.

Hotels in Barcelona

Among the best place to stay for solo female while visiting Barcelona is the Poble Nou, a neighborhood known for its numerous clubbing nightclubs.

We stayed at Acta BCN 40 right by the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. Although the hotel was rated at 2-stars, the customer reviews were above 4-stars. The hotel was clean, modern, and had exceptional security with someone at reception 24 hours of the day. The hotel was based between Eixample and the Gothic Quarter, the most popular areas of Barcelona for most travellers.

This meant we were able walk to most of our destinations without getting too tired. Had we not wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather and walk, we were surrounded by transport links. Since I'd been to Barcelona before, I took on more of a relaxed approach to sightseeing, rather than a laid-out plan.

Restaurant in Barcelona

On our first day we stumbled upon the restaurant 'Brunch and Cake' featuring dishes like Brownie pancakes and waffles with caramelized onions, as well as healthy dishes. There was a bit of a wait as the restaurant was obviously popular for its unique menu. It was definitely worth the wait as the food was beautiful and delicious, the service was very friendly and prompt, and our bill didn't exceed 20 Euros in total!

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1. Parc de la Ciutadella

We continued our journey through Ciutadella Park to enjoy the greenery and most importantly indulge in the beauty of the Cascada fountain designed by Josep Fontsere.

2. Port Vell

After passing through the park we continued our long walking journey through Port Vell where we stopped at La Gavina to enjoy some Cava wine beside the yacht-full port.

3. Las Ramblas

Finally, we reached Las Ramblas. We entered the Boqueria Market, considered to be the best market in the world, where we took advantage of the cheap prices of market food and exquisite taste of Spanish tapas. Having spent about two hours in the market, we browsed all the different Spanish dishes offered, from all types of Paella to all the cured meats you can imagine. There was a lot to see, eat, and explore.

4. Rambla del Mar

Running through Barcelona’s core, Rambla del Mar holds the pulse of the city on its leafy streets. From Placa de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus Monument, follow the crowds from one street performer to the next. There are few better ways to get a feel for the city and soak up Catalan culture than with a stroll down the city’s popular avenue.

5. Camp Nou

On our final day we were fortunate enough to receive tickets to see FC Barcelona play home in Camp Nou, versus Atletico Madrid. The energy in Camp Nou was a feeling that could never be replicated when watching football games in a pub or at home. Comparing to other teams previously watched like Tottenham Hotspur FC and FC Bayern Munich, the fans of Barcelona had so much love and appreciation for their team; I could feel it myself.

The stadium was organized and simple to get around. That evening FC Barcelona took home the win at a lead of two to zero. The cheer and celebration of the Barcelona fans made it an unforgettable experience.

6. La Barceloneta

Without leaving the city, you can also sunbathe in La Barceloneta and from there, jump on board a cable car that will take you to the top of Montjuïc. Easily one of the most popular beaches in Barcelona for tourists and locals alike, Barceloneta Beach attracts a loyal fan base with its soft sand, warm water, and fresh fish dishes.

Visit the beach to while away a relaxing day under the gentle sun, the Mediterranean lapping at your sun-dappled toes. Not just for sunbathers, the beach offers facilities for games like volleyball and table tennis to test your athletic prowess, if swimming out to sea isn't enough.

You may not expect to find modern art on the shore, but it’s here nonetheless: monuments and sculptures adorn the golden sands. Plan your Barcelona vacation to spend a few days here.

7. Park Guell

Park Guell is a well-known and well-visited Barcelona landmark in the portfolio of renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, whose buildings line Barcelona’s streets and draw hordes of tourists to the city. A World Heritage Site, the park was completed in 1914 after 14 years of construction.

Gaudi designed the complex during his Naturalist phase, when he was most inspired by shapes found in nature. A steep walk uphill gives way to the massive park, and the views of Barcelona's perfectly gridded streets are hard to beat. Between the panoramas awaiting you and Gaudi's unique architecture, it’s difficult to say what lingers most after your Barcelona trip.

8. Columbus Monument

Standing proudly at 60 m (197 ft), the Columbus Monument marks the lower end of La Rambla, a bustling pedestrian zone in the city’s core. Built in honor of the explorer, who is widely given credit for discovering the New World, the monument commemorates the visit Columbus paid to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella upon returning from his historic journey.

Atop the monument, the figure of Columbus points south, towards Algeria, although many mistakenly believe he is gesturing in the direction of his discovery. Crane your neck upwards to catch the adventurer in the sun, and then enjoy the sights awaiting you on La Rambla.

9. Passeig del Born

A colorful pedestrian avenue with a not-so-subtle hint of medieval flair, Passeig del Born fills with people day and night to admire the street’s vibrant bars and charming architecture. Flanked by the Born Market on one end and the church of Santa Maria del Mar on the other, the avenue has an air of the Barcelona of days gone by. Once host to tournaments, jousting matches, and Holy Week processions, today the avenue is lined with vendors and lively cafes.

Places to Visit near Barcelona

1. Vilassar de Mar

Vilassar de Mar, 30 minutes from the center of Barcelona is where to enjoy an evening.

2. Montserrat

Montserrat, located about 30 kilometers from Barcelona, ​​is one of the best excursions in Barcelona that you can do. This massif that stands out for its large rocks with surprising shapes, product of erosion and the Benedictine monastery located at the top, is one of the places that we are sure will surprise you. Another of the essential visits in Montserrat is Santa Cueva, a small chapel in which La Moreneta was found.

Montserrat is also a paradise for climbers and lovers of hiking, in which one of the most common routes is the one that climbs to the top of Sant Jeroni.

3. ​​Catalonia

Beyond its capital Barcelona, ​​Catalonia is also to discover for its hinterland, its culture and its traditions while travelling to Spain. You can make a trip to a town on the Costa Brava in the day from Barcelona. Costa Brava is a portion of the coast (precisely) within the province of Girona, which is within Catalonia and on the border with France.

What essentially characterizes this region is its rugged coastline through the Pyrenees and the pre-Pyrenees. That is, here the mountain foothills meet the Mediterranean Sea, giving rise to rocky landscapes, small coniferous forests, and beaches enclosed and even hidden among all those landscapes. But the Costa Brava is not just beaches and mountainous coast.

There are also extensive flat sandy beaches for kilometers, and above all, charming medieval towns in the interior, or old fishing villages on the coast. It extends through the counties of Alt Empordà, Bajo Ampurdán, and La Selva between the city of Blanes. The most important cities and at the same time most urbanized in every way are Roses, La Escala, L'Estartit, Palamós, Playa de Aro, San Feliu de Guixols, Lloret de Mar.

There is a good collection of charming villages directly on the coast, and many of them surrounded by coves and beautiful beaches that are the postal features of the Costa Brava. They are (ordered from the closest to Barcelona to the most distant) Tossa de Mar, Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc + Tamariu, Begur, Cadaqués, Port de la Selva.

El Golfet is one step away from the city of Calella de Palafrugell. But there are also other coves that are further away and require a walk. For example, this marvel of a cove that looks like a natural pool is inside the path that was born in Palamós. The most famous coastal path of the Costa Brava is the Camí de Ronda.

Shopping in Barcelona

For shopping, there is nothing better than the shops and kiosks of the Ramblas, a bustling artery that runs from Plaza Catalunya to Port Vell.

Best Time to Visit Barcelona

This question has several answers. For a start, it is lovely to visit at any time of the year, because its landscapes are worth seeing even in winter, and not to mention its heritage, its villages, museums and charming attractions at any time of the year. But spring and especially summer will be its highlights due to the attractiveness of its beaches.

The best time for me is from the middle of May to the beginning of July, and from the end of August to the middle of October. In those dates it will be the middle season (less people) together with a pleasant climate and without the excesses of heat from the peak of Summer. It is the perfect combination of good weather, few people, and by default, better prices.

As a city famed for the unique architecture that forms the urban core, it's no wonder there’s no shortage of things to do outdoors. From marveling at Gaudi’s work to swimming in the Mediterranean, Barcelona was built to be explored outside. So use an itinerary planner and when it comes to taking a load off and enjoying a glass of cava, you’ll catch locals spilling out of the bars and into the city streets.
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