Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour
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Europe is so full of amazing places and experiences that you could travel for years and still feel like you’ve missed something essential.
Start thinking about how much time you’d like to spend in each city on your itinerary. We recommend at least 3 days to see major European cities like London, Paris, and Rome. You could easily spend a week in any of these locations without getting bored. Remember there are also tons of interesting day trips from major cities in Europe.
Protip #1: Slow down! By trying to see everything a lot of travelers fail to enjoy anything. Remember that traveling is stressful and nothing increases this stress like trying to do too much in too little time. Taking shorter regional trips while traveling around Europe also costs less, plus you get to see more of your destination. Make sure you give yourself enough time to relax, enjoy Europe, and avoid travel burn out!
Protip #2: Remember to account for travel time between European cities! Think about how much you’re actually going to want to see or do in a new city after traveling all day or night between destinations on your Europe trip itinerary.
A Eurotrip is a right of passage for all. Sitting street side with a croissant and espresso against a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, cruising the beaches of Barcelona, sipping on wine in the rolling Tuscan hills and playing Monopoly streets in London. This and much more is all waiting for you in Europe.
Neighbouring music festival Exit has shone a light on Belgrade as a city break destination over the past few years, but the affordable Serbian capital still remains largely a travel secret, despite its buzzing restaurant scene and achingly cool Supermarket Concept Store (designed to replicate the stripped-back socialist design style). Go in the summertime where locals party on boats moored on the Danube and Sava rivers by night and relax at the Kalemegdan park outside the Belgrade fortress by day. If you have longer than a weekend to explore, take the Belgrade Bar Line to Montenegro and take in truly beautiful vistas of hills, mountains and lakes.
The cosmopolitan city of Riga is known for its sunny squares, cobbled lanes and historic gothic buildings, as well as being home to the lively, artsy district of Miera Iela – which translates as Peace Street. Indeed, it’s easy to feel calm here amid the kitsch, dimly lit bars, antique stores, chocolate shops and coffee shops.
In 2017, Lisbon became the place to travel to for discerning hipsters, and yet Portugal’s second city, Porto, is just as an attractive proposition – just less hectic. Similarly to Lisbon, this portside destination offers a laidback, bohemian nightlife, cobbled streets, affordable, delicious restaurants and airy modern art museum. Try the Candelabro, a bookshop specialising in cinema and photography, with a bar in which to read your wares afterwards – possibly with a glass of port in hand.
Matera is the third oldest inhabited settlement in the world, after Aleppo and Jericho. Despite its relative recent poverty, the city – situated in Southern Italy – has been named 2019 Europe’s Capital of Culture. It is most famous for its caves that perched on a ravine, which were up until only 70 years ago were humble homes of farmers and peasants with no natural light, ventilation, running water or electricity. Times have changed and the caves are currently filled with bars, hotels, Airbnb lets, restaurants and shops. Go now before it becomes inundated with tourists.
Warsaw was largely decimated following World War II, not that you’d know it from its picturesque historical centre – the only giveaways are the subtle ‘1954’ date embossed into many facades and walls, the year that the reconstruction began. Today, this gritty city has a hedonistic, lively energy and a buzzing nightlife – Warszawa Powisle. a small former railway station-turned-bar, is a good example. The city’s dark history is well explored in multiple local museums, although the Neon Museum – based in an old warehouse – looks at a different chapter in Warsaw’s story, namely iconic signs from the communist era.
A little island in the middle of Vienna’s Danube canal, Leopoldstadt challenges the idea that the city is only famous for classical music and beautiful buildings. The Austrian capital has entered the fore this year thanks to its Viennese Modernism celebrations, but that’s not all it has to offer. Former Jewish district Leopoldstadt, or more specifically the area around Praterstrasse and the Karmeliterviertel. Is a diverse locale, populated by young artists, as well as Turkish and Balkan immigrants. Expect local markets, excellent coffee shops (Supersense sells records as well as hot drinks), good foodie spots (Fett+Zucker for cake and Skopik & Lohn for modern Viennese dining), a giant retro Wiener RiesenradFerris wheel and a chic concept store-meets-exhibition space called Song.
Step aside Berlin, there’s a new buzzy German city to take note of. Boasting the country’s biggest port, Hamburg is home to an interesting mix of architecture, for example its new concert hall, The Elbphilharmonie, an old brick warehouse with a shimmering, rippling roof – a brilliant juxtaposition of old and new. For nightlife, there’s the intriguingly seedy Reeperbahn district, while shoppers will be won over by the Flohschanze flea market, which offers a mix of records, vintage clothes and old books. Sternschanze, or simply ‘Schanze’, is another beguilingly bohemian area, full of restaurants, bars, cafes and street art, popular with young creative locals.
When it comes to counterculture, Lausanne – most famously known for being home to the International Olympic Committee – is unlikely to be first to spring to mind. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and overlooking the renowned Evian mountains, this compact Swiss town has a rising arts scene based around its Le Flon district. Its industrial architecture, vibrant food offering and array of bars (including a craft brewery whose woke catchphrase is ‘fuck neutrality’) have made it an attractive proposition for those who want a lively short-haul city break without too much traipsing around.
One of the most popular tourism destinations in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a country with a fascinating history, a devout Buddhist culture and beautiful scenery that lures travelers from all over the world.
For many cultural travelers it is a land of ancient temples, glittering spires and beautiful palaces. For sun-seeking hedonists it is a place to rejuvenate on palm-studded beaches that rim idyllic bays and islands. For international foodies it is a culinary mecca whose restaurants and sidewalk food stands keep coming back for more
Bangkok, a huge metropolis replete with traffic and shopping centers worthy of any international capital, contrasts sharply with the rice paddies out on the plains, the idyllic villages in the hills and mountains or the beach-side reggae bars in Phuket. Bit it’s this very diversity that’s makes the country so appealing for so many, from burned-out executives who jet here to unwind at sybaritic five-star resorts, to backpackers who wander through to experience the local culture while staying at low-cost guesthouses in Bohemian-like Chiang Mai.
Below is a listing of the “Top 10” most-visited places in Thailand as reported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
As the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok features both old-world charm and modern convenience. Invariably, every Thailand holiday includes a visit to the kingdom’s capital city, Bangkok, or Krung Thep, “the city of angels” as it’s known to the locals. Many first-time visitors to the city are overwhelmed by its sheer size; others by the vast number of attractions scattered about the city, the result of more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782. Today Bangkok is a cosmopolitan, 21st century city of more than ten million inhabitants.
2. Chiang Mai
Thailand’s “Rose of the North” contains both cultural and natural diversity, a multitude of attractions, and welcoming hospitality. Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996. King Meng Rai the Great, a very religious leader who founded many of the city’s temples, created the city as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom around the same time as the establishment of the Sukhothai Kingdom. Chiang Mai not only became the capital and cultural core of the Lanna Kingdom, but also the center of Buddhism in northern Thailand.
When travelers to Thailand talk about sea, sun and sand, Phuket is often the first place that comes to mind. Catapulted to international attention by the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” back in 1974, the entire area today boasts many hotels and resorts, which offer all sorts of tourism facilities for travelers.
Once considered the most spectacular city on Earth, the ruins of the capital of the Kingdom Ayutthaya are now a major tourist attraction easily accessible from Bangkok by car, train, or boat as either a daytrip or overnight excursion. A regional power for 417 years, the ancient city its apex in the 16th century, when the Kingdom’s territory extended into and beyond present-day Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Ayutthaya had diplomatic relations with Louis XIV of France and was courted by Dutch, Portuguese, English, Chinese and Japanese merchants.
Kanchanaburi has become a major tourist destination, with a focus on the outdoors due to its magnificent landscape and charming beauty. Only two hours from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is accessible by road or rail, and is popular for fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, bird-watching, star-gazing, golfing and elephant and jungle trekking. The area boasts several well-known waterfalls, caves that were once inhabited by Neolithic man, national parks, tranquil rivers, virgin forests, and several large reservoirs.
A province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25,000 – 35,000 years ago.
Ratchaburi’s premier attraction is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, a destination visited by a large percentage of tourists who visit Bangkok. Vendors in the market sell their wares by paddling boats along Ratchaburi’s canals. Every morning, hundreds of boats crowd the market, paddled by women in straw hats. For a few hundred baht visitors can hire their own boats and explore the canals while shopping for everything from vegetables and fruits to freshly-cooked noodles and souvenirs.
8. Chon Buri
Chonburi, Bangkok’s nearest seaside town, is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 50 miles from the capital. The area boasts abundant natural resources, making it a popular coastal province among Bangkokians who seek a weekend. Particularly popular is the seaside resort of Pattaya, though Chonburi’s smaller, quieter seaside towns are also quite popular with foreigners and Thais alike.
Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai, which literally means “Dawn of Happiness”, was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom and enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored, and Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is popular with travelers, particularly on those occasional nights the park when the park remains open and the graceful Buddhas are illuminated by lights.
10. Phang nga
Phang Nga province renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, amazing islands and good diving. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered and therefore ideal for expeditions on sea kayaks to explore the many fascinating caverns and islands throughout the bay.
The exotic flora and fauna of North East India, incredibly sets it apart from the other geographical contours of the country. With the majestic Himalayas at the backdrop, innumerable tribal groups in its lap, lip-smacking cuisines and distinct ethnicities, the ‘Seven Sisters’ create their own identity, culture and reality. These North Eastern States include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura. This North-eastern area of rolling forested hills and lush green lowlands also nestles the snow-capped peaks of eastern Himalayas, with its feet washed by the waters of the Bay of Bengal.
Explore the majestic features of North East India with Adventure Tour India, The Kingdoms, Wild East India Tour, Classical Sikkim Tour, Angami Nagas, alpine North Eastern Tour, on Natures Trail and others. North East India is also called as the ‘unexplored paradise.’ So, tourists from all over the world, who are searching for something unique, striking and never explored, gear on with these tours.
Following are the main attractions of North East India.
Thronged with the Himalayas and the green Barak valley, Assam is known for its silk, petroleum and tea. The historical places include Talatal Ghar, Rang Ghar, Kamakhya Temple and Basistha. Endi, pat and Muga silk varities are sought after by shopaholics. The three Bihu festivals are celebrated with a lot of pomp and show in Assam.
How to Reach:
The Borjhar Airport, located 25 km from Guwahati provides easy accessibility.
Lauded as the ‘land of dawn lit mountains,’ this territory is interspersed with glaciers, pine trees, cascading waterfalls and lush green landscapes. The sightseeing tour at Tawang and Bomdila are a larger than life experience. The wildlife sanctuary at Namdapha is a must visit place. Shopping in Arunachal Pradesh includes woven grass necklaces, bamboo head-gears and handicrafts. The important festivals include Boori-Boot of the Hill Miris, Si-donyi of the Tagins, Lossor of the Monpas and others.
How to Reach
There are no flight services in Arunachal Pradesh. The nearest railhead is at Harmuty, 35 km away from Itanagar.
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is known as the ‘Scotland of East.‘This abode of clouds is definitely breathtakingly beautiful. Its an ideal place to simply unwind. Cane work articles, handicrafts, bamboo articles and bead works are the shopping attractions here. The main festivals include Wangala and Nongkrem Dance.
How to Reach
The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the easiest way to reach Meghalaya.
Known as the ‘land of the hill people,’ Mizoram is known for idyllic surroundings, mist filled skies, whispering pine trees, serene lakes and gurgling waterfalls. The sightseeing includes Aizawl, Phawangpui, Durtlang Hills and Ruantlang. The main festival of Mizoram is Kut Festival.
How to Reach
Domestic flights connect the capital Aizawl with other cities of India.
The beauty, mystical value and life changing aspects of Nagaland tourism cannot be revealed in words. Its an experience in itself. The tribal culture, mouth-watering cuisines, ethnic dances, cultural traditions and captivating landscapes make Nagaland feel like a backpacker’s paradise. The main festivals of Nagaland include Sekrenyie, Tsungrem Mong and Tuluni. Hand-made shawls, bags and necklaces are the main shopping attractions in Nagaland.
How to Reach
The Dipamur airport helps in connecting the domestic flights with Nagaland. Guwahati and Imphal are well connected with Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
Lauded for the brilliant mixture of the old and the new, Tripura is quite different from the other North-Eastern states. The main tourism options include Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura Sundari Museum, Neermahal and Sipahijala. The main festivals include Durga Puja, Pous Sankranti, Dol Jatara, Diwali and many others. The shopping attractions include tribal jewellery, panels, floor mats and handicrafts.
How to Reach
Now its easier to reach Tripura with the domestic airport at Agartala. The state tourism buses connect it with the capitals of other near-by states.
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