Who isn’t familiar with attractions such as the Terracotta Army or the Great Wall of China? Who hasn’t heard of destinations such as Shanghai and Beijing? The Forbidden City? The Giant Panda? The Ming Dynasty? For a country as big as China, it is surprising to see that so many people aren’t aware of the magnificent wonders that it has on offer. Having Chinese food and exploring the Chinatown in your city doesn’t even count as coming to know China.
Shanghai is full of modern skyscrapers, high rises and buildings, but it doesn’t boast of as many must-visits places like NYC. Instead, it takes all the action down to its streets, the best venues to see daily life unfold in front of your eyes and explore Chinese culture at its very best.
Sure flying between those Chinese cities is an option, but when you’re visiting a country that has the third-largest railway system on the planet as well as a delightful mix of conventional trains and modern bullet trains, don’t you think it makes sense to add a train journey into your itinerary.
Adventurer Marco Polo introduced China to the world, and our love affair with this mysterious land hasn’t diminished ever since. Despite years of economic growth and modernization, China feels exotic and breathtaking, and its ancient traditions and rich culture still find a place in modern-day society.
A chance to see the exquisite Taj Mahal, one of the best creations of mankind, is more than enough to draw millions of tourists to Agra, a beautiful city known for its Mughal-era architecture.
Holi, the Festival of Colors, is held in many parts of India in the month of March to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Festivities usually begin the night before Holi with a bonfire. People gather around the fire and celebrate Prahlad’s victory over Holika, a demon who was burnt alive despite being immune to fire.
If you’re trying to explore the very best of old-world Europe without ever leaving the Indian subcontinent, all you have to do is visit Himachal Pradesh, the nature and adventure capital of India. Famous for its stunning river valleys, majestic peaks and breathtaking natural beauty, Himachal Pradesh has begun to attract tourists from all parts of the world with its rafting, skiing, paragliding and trekking adventures as well as its untouched serene beauty and remote locations.
Tourism has been growing at a considerable rate in India, and the exchange rate doesn’t hurt either. The cost factor aside, what makes India so incredibly unique is its blend of daunting, eye-opening, stimulating, shocking, moving and beautiful sights.
The chilly weather is finally starting to give way to the warm season, and it couldn’t happen at a better time. After all, what could be worse than celebrating the day of love with chattering teeth and frozen bones! You don’t need an excuse to travel, but Valentine’s Day is as good as any. Continue reading Top Destinations for Valentine’s Day in 2016