Etched by mountains, seas and rivers, India has been around since the dawn of civilization, making it among the most ancient societies on earth. This massive nation that emerges from the Himalayas in the north and descends into the Indian Ocean towards the south, has many wonders of old and boasts of some of the highest numbers of UNESCO World Heritage sites on the globe. Whether you are an archaeological buff, a history lover or a wildlife enthusiast, there’s something for you as the country has over 35 heritage sites to explore. Let’s look at some of the most fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites that may not be world-famous as its counterparts, but are equally enthralling and endearing.
Puducherry, fondly termed “Pondi” is often frequented by seekers of solitude, history lovers and leisure travelers alike. Steeped in a rich colonial history with traces and impact of the Dutch, English and the French evident even today, Puducherry is a magical melange of old world charm and modernity. Apart from its awe-inspiring beaches and distinct colonial architecture that transports you through time, it also plays host to several cafes that transport you back to a time when the breaks were longer, meals savored, food loved. A lazy day at a quintessential French cafe is undoubtedly among the most fulfilling pleasures in this lovely town. Unfortunately, the slow-paced lifestyle is slowly disappearing and so are the cafes. Before you start yearning for a simpler time where you could make a whole day out of visiting a cafe, here is a quick guide to all the charming French Cafes that capture the essence of this seaside city.
If Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Palace of Westminster and Tower of London are the places that first cross your mind when you think of London, you are a knowledgeable person with an inclination for historical landmarks and popular tourist attractions.
If bar hopping, attending DJ parties and visiting swanky clubs are things that you are looking forward to the most while in London, you are 100 percent a party animal and this article is exactly for you.
The nightlife of a city can decide its popularity and the inflow of tourists. A large number of people visiting cities like Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Seoul, Ibiza, Bangkok, and Miami every year is a proof of the fact that outstanding nightlife is an excellent contributor towards drawing tourists from across the globe. While exploring the cultural points of interest, historical landmarks and museums are important, you cannot say that you have seen it all until you experience the nightlife of a city.
London, a melting pot of different cultures and one of the most developed cities in the world, is also one of Europe’s hottest destination for party lovers. With pubs and trendy nightclubs dotted across the city, it can be difficult for one on a vacation to decide where to head to. Prepare your itinerary, and put on your party boots as we bring you a list of the best party places in London.
Fishing boats dot the waters near an idyllic Balinese beach. (Source: Pixabay)
By Prateeksha Guruji
In a world where the likes of Mauritius and Maldives have often reigned over as the most visited tropical destinations among honeymooners and solo trippers, Bali’s rise as one of the most coveted tourist locations has been exceptionally phenomenal and rightfully so. Dramatic temples, striking green forests and of course the unceasing spread of white sand strips and glimmering blue ocean waters, the islands of Bali are no less than a paradise.
While Bali is blessed with volcanoes and clandestine villages, it is undoubtedly its beaches that have bottled the essence of the islands for ages. Some tucked away in the distant recesses while some bustling year-round with enthusiastic visitors, it is the pristine and divine beauty of them that has attracted travelers from the farthest corners of the world. Among the assemblage of its coastal riches, here are some of the best and unmissable shorelines that the islands have to offer to its guests.
Fondly termed as ‘the abode of the clouds’, this magical northeastern state lives up to its name and how. From wind-sculpted cliffs and a vibrant culture, to cascading rice terraces and gossamer waterfalls, Meghalaya is nature’s gift that keeps giving.
They say, to truly experience the magic of Meghalaya, you must visit it twice. Once, during the monsoons, when rains spectacularly lash this rustic land, deepening its verdure with every shower; a time when waterfalls gush with a renewed fervor, and the land awakens to the call of the skies. The other time is during the winters, when the place holds you in a rapture unlike any other. Warmed beautifully by the mellow winter sun, vast, gold fields yawn lazily under a bright blue halo of skies. All around the year however, the East Khasi and West Jaintia hills roll endlessly and languidly, beckoning you to explore hidden corners.
Here is a list of places you must add to your itinerary on your visit to Meghalaya.