Most popular flights from Canada to India

Most popular flights from Canada to India

With the onset of winters, it is the time for vacation, a time to go south, spend some days with your friends and families exploring new places and cultures. Visiting India is one of the great opportunity to explore some culture, demography and some unbelievable places. In this article we bring you some hot spots in India for tourists and help you find cheap flights to India.

With a boom in the travel industry in India, the air travel is in its peak and it is expected to increase twofold in next 3 years. All the leading airlines connect Canada with India flying to all major Indian cities. All you need is to take out that map, chalk out the places of your interest and plan your travel well in advance.

No matter what the nature of your travel is, adventure, leisure, spiritual, the Indian subcontinent has everything for a tourist. From the Snow-capped mountains of Himalayas offering mesmerizing beauty to the beautiful Thar dessert to the happening beaches in Goa and tranquil beaches in Kerala, to the adventure activities, a showcase of the heritage and culture and above all the spell binding ancient architecture.

In addition to the normal tours and travel packages the Indian railways which is one of the largest rail network offers numerous packages to travel around some of the splendid places in luxury boarding trains. These special trains cover different routes and are dedicated to take a limited number of tourists all around the places of prominence. Thus, giving a glimpse of the Indian heritage and hospitality.

To kickstart your planning here is a list of some prominent places to visit:

Leh & Ladakh – famous for lakes, snow-capped mountains, mountain biking (highest motorable pass)

Srinagar – famous for Lakes, houseboats for stay and authentic Kashmiri shawls

Himachal Pradesh – Famous for its hill stations and festivities

Uttarakhand – Famous for multiple hill stations, religious and spiritual travel, adventure sports, trekking and hiking.

Rajasthan – Famous for forts that are considered as engineering marvels of the ancient times.

Goa – Famous for its European touch be it architecture, lifestyle and fun filled beaches

Kerala – Famous for the tranquility and the mesmerizing natural beauty.

All the above places and other places are well connected with the major cities in India by Air, Road and Rail network.

If you are traveling to India from Canada, here is a quick guide finding the most popular flights to India.

  • Air Canada offers nonstop flights to Delhi and Mumbai and is the most popular flights to India among travelers. Air Canada operates To & FRO flights from Toronto to Delhi 7 days a week. And Toronto to Mumbai 3 days per week during winter schedule. The Air Canada is one of the most popular flights among the travelers for it offers the premium economy cabin. This is a separate cabin where travelers get extra recliner seating, food menu and get to use Business class washroom.
  • Jet airways one stop flights are also very popular for this stop at Amsterdam does not requires travelers to go through security check. The travelers can access the lounge area that lies very close to the airplane.
  • China Eastern, China Southern, Air China, and China airline have gained tremendous popularity especially from Western Canadian cities of Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton due to their very low pricing.
  • Emirates airline is yet another popular airline for travel to India. Emirates operates double decker four-engine Airbus from Toronto to Dubai. Emirates offers seamless connectivity by flying 5 times a week to India.
  • Air India the national carrier of India is also a popular airline service for the Indians traveling from Canada to India via London.
  • Oman Air and Kuwait Airways are getting popular and are rapidly increasing their market share with their aggressive pricing even though these airlines offer 2 stops via Europe and Middle east. These come as a very cheap option when traveling with family.
  • Wow Air is the new entrant for India market. They will be operating their first flight to Delhi on December 05, 2018. Wow air targets to make a dent on the market share of the major players by offering ultralow fares to Delhi.
  • Etihad Airways are also popular due to their one stop flights through Abu Dhabi hubs. Etihad airline flies 5 times a week to India. Etihad has got best connection to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi and thus is heavily popular with the IT professionals.
  • Qatar Airways is yet another very popular among Indian travelers as they offer the baggage and custom at their destination in India.
  • British Airways uses its London hub to connect to different cities in India. British airways also offer Premium Economy cabin which is very popular for its reasonable pricing.

Having said that the airlines is one of the most competitive markets, there are lot of other players that fly Canada to India but based on the market trends and the customer reviews these are the most famous carriers between Canada and India. So, get started and have a fun filled vacation this year.

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Jaipur Pink City of India

Jaipur Pink City of India

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Jaipur pink city of India is capital of Rajasthan, an Indian state that is rich in culture and had lot of prominence in the country’s past. The city of Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1688 to 1743. His plans were to shift the capital from Amer, 11 km from Jaipur to accommodate the growing population and increasing scarcity of water. Lot of consultation and careful observations by then renowned architects was put in planning the city, it took 4 years to build the city. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876. This gave Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city of India.

In case if you are literature lover, you have more reasons to visit this beautiful place. Jaipur is going to host literature festival during January 24-29, 2018 so plan your tickets accordingly. Here is the detailed link for more info Visit this site.

Jaipur’s glorious heritage attracts travellers from all around the world, so naturally when it comes to accommodation there are a number of options to choose from. For those who prefer to stay in the lap of luxury, there are a plenty of top-rated resorts, heritage stays, and even some beautiful palace resorts. If you do want a reasonably-priced, good accommodation, you can opt to stay with Treebo Hotels in Jaipur. The properties under these brands offer clean rooms and quality amenities and services, like WiFi connectivity and complimentary breakfast. With brands like this, you can always be sure you’ll get your money’s worth.

 

Amer Fort

Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in the Jaipur area. Amer Fort is famous for its artistic Hindu style elements, with its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake. The aesthetic ambiance of the palace is seen within its walls. Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds blowing over a water cascade within the palace.

City Palace

The City palace includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace is now converted to a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II.

City Wall

The Jaipur city wall is the wall encircling the old Jaipur city. It was built in 1727 when the city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II.The wall is six meters high and three meters thick. There are seven gates in the wall.

Diggi Palace

Diggi Palace now known as The Diggi Palace Hotel is an Indian royal palace located in Jaipur. It was converted into a heritage hotel, but a part is still occupied by the royal family, which also runs the hotel.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Breeze,  so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the zenana, or women’s chambers.

Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort, located on one of the peaks of the Aravalli range is built about 400 m above the Amber Fort It provides an excellent of view of Aravalli hills and the Amber Fort down below. The fort features a cannon named Jaivana, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels.

Central Park

Central Park, constructed by the Jaipur Development Authority and is the largest park in Jaipur. Central Park is located, in the centre of Jaipur city. Having a big lush green beautiful garden and Rambagh Polo Ground and golf club nearby makes it a perfect enjoyable place in Jaipur. Central Park Garden also has a 5 km long jogging and walking track. Central Park is also a bird watchers paradise as a number of migratory and native birds visit it round the year.

Albert Hall Museum

It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example ofIndo-Saracenic architecture

Galtaji Temple

an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the town of Khania-Balaji, about 10 km away from Jaipur. Temple is built within a mountain pass in the Aravalli Hills 10 km. from Jaipur, Galtaji has been a retreat for Hindu ascetics belonging to vaishnavite Ramanandi sect, since the early 16th century.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The nineteen instruments are used for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking location of major stars as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declination of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes.

  • Air: Jaipur is well connected with rest of India with flights plying from all major cities. Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is nearly 10 km from the heart of the city.
  • Train: Jaipur is well connected to most of the major cities in India by the rail network. Apart from normal trains, a luxury train called “Palace on Wheels” covering all tourist destinations in Rajasthan (Alwar, Udaipur, Jaipur, Swami Mdhopur etc) and starting from Delhi is also available..
  • Road: Being the capital, the city is well connected by a well maintained road network. The Rajasthan road transport corporation and other private players ply buses connecting various cities.

 

  • State: Rajasthan
  • District: Jaipur
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Weather: Summers 25 to 47°C, Winter 4 to 30°C
  • STD code: 0141
  • State Govt. tourism website: http://www.ordistricts.nic.in/

 

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LIVE IT UP WITH AMSTERDAM’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

LIVE IT UP WITH AMSTERDAM’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Known for its intricate artistic heritage, carefully arranged canal system, and narrow houses with its tilted gabled facades, Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands. Enjoy reading this article and LIVE IT UP WITH AMSTERDAM’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. Amsterdam can also be called The City of Museums with around 75 interesting big and small museums occupying a special place in the city. 
ANNE FRANK HOUSE: Located on canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in the central Amsterdam area. The Anne Frank House is a writer’s house and a biographical museum dedicated to the Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.

Anne Frank Museum (Source: Wikimedia)

One of the major attraction to visit in Amsterdam. The Ann Frank Museum was opened on 3rd May 1960 that preserves the hiding place of Anne Frank during World War II. When she hid from the Nazi persecution with her family. The museum also has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank and also has an exhibit on all forms of persecution and discrimination.
VAN GOGH MUSEUM: One of the world’s most well known artist Vincent Van Gogh, who needs no introduction, for his work over the years have spoken for itself. 
The Van Gogh Museum features the work of the legendary artist with over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, along with works of other famous artists.
Van Gogh’s work has been organized in a chronological order into the five periods with each representing a different period of his life and work.
DAM SQUARE: A popular square in Amsterdam, jostling with activity throughout the day with visits by locals as well as the foreign tourists. Dam Square is a favorite gathering place with frequent events being organized making it an extremely popular square. 
Home to scores of pigeons and the street artists the Dam Square is a leisure destination for shoppers and foodies with lots of restaurants and food stalls to indulge. Many famous attractions around the square are an Icing on the cake for the visitors.
RIJKS MUSEUM: Dedicated to the Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, the Rijks museum is located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam South. Showcasing a gamut of famous art and a huge variety of artifacts which throw a light on more than 800 years old Dutch and global history.
Being one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most iconic museum, the Rijksmuseum has on display some world famous paintings by renowned artists like Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer’s to name a few. With 80 galleries and 8000 objects on display the Rijksmuseum is a treasure house with never enough time to go through all the collections.
The scenic magnificence of the sculpture – filled sprawling gardens designed by Pierre Cuypers in 1901, with intricate topiaries, water features and a vast spectrum of colorful flowerbeds are simply breathtaking.
EFTELING: Let’s take a break from all the museums and head for the Efteling Themed Amusement Park which takes you into a fantasy world. Opened on 31st May 1952, the amusement park is located in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands and takes around one hour to reach from Amsterdam.
The fairy tale forest is a major attraction with kids as well as the grown-ups which takes you back to Cindrella and Hansel and  Gratel stories which we read as kids. With a bounty of attractions to explore from the Efteling Themed Park has its own steam train which circles the parks magic kingdom.
Spoilt for choice there are plenty of thrill rides, haunted houses, dark rides, flying Dutchman roller coaster, an alluring water show, boat ride through the beautiful lake and so much more.
Efteling Theme Park also has  themed hotels on its premises, along with two holiday parks, a golf park and a theater too.

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RENDEZVOUS With ANTALYA, Turkey

RENDEZVOUS With ANTALYA, Turkey

Fondly called the pearl of the Mediterranean, Antalya is a fast expanding city in Turkey. Also known as a resort city, Antalya is a cluster of some stunning beaches and bobbing yachts at anchor. Its Turquoise coast with glistening blue water, ancient ruins, and culture are a major attraction for the tourists. A haven for tourists Antalya, is one of the most beautiful province of Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast in the South of Anatolia.
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                                ANTALYA  (image courtesy go2festival.com)
OLD HARBOR: The atmosphere of the Old Harbor with its picturesque surrounding cliffs is a always a welcome sight. This peaceful and pleasant harbor was once the major economic hub of Antalya which brought trade and prosperity to the region. The Old Harbor is now a leisure destination with exotic Mediterranean excursions on boats. The citadel surrounding the Old Harbor attracts the maximum number of footfall as it provides a breathtaking view of the harbor with lots of other amenities like shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, discos to choose from.
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OLD HARBOR (image courtesy pamarys.kvk.it)
KONYAALTI BEACH: An immensely popular beach among the tourists visiting Antalya, the Konyaalti Beach is located on the western side of the city stretching for 7 kms from the cliffs to the Beydaglan mountains. Preferred by tourists for sunbathing and a rejuvenating dip in the warm Mediterranean Sea the Konyaalti Beach is patrolled by life guards and offers free changing rooms and shower areas. It has a blue flag status signifying that the water is clean and safe for swimming The authorities have chipped in some interesting watersports activities for fun and adventure to make your trip memorable.
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KONYAALTI BEACH (image courtesy propertyturkey.com)
DUDEN WATERFALLS: One of the most captivating natural wonder in Antalya, the Duden Waterfalls is a mesmerizing landscape of cascading waterfalls. Existing in two different locations in Antalya, the Duden Waterfalls share the same underground river.
* THE UPPER DUDEN WATERFALLS – 10 kms from the city of Antalya on the Duden River lies the mesmerizing Upper Duden Waterfalls also called the Alexander Falls. Located in a place where the river has carved a deep gorge, the waterfall with its picturesque surrounding is a sight to marvel. The Upper Duden Waterfalls is a perfect place for picnickers with a penchant for photography.
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UPPER DUDEN WATERFALLS (image courtesy dreamstime.com)
* LOWER DUDEN WATERFALLS – Located in the Old Town in the suburb of Lara, the Lower Duden Waterfalls can be best experienced from a cruise. Falling from around 40 m drop height into the sea, the Lower Duden Waterfalls give a panoramic view of the crashing waters.
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LOWER DUDEN WATERFALLS (image courtesy tripadvisor.com.tr)
ANTALYA MUSEUM: Covering an area of 7,000 m there are around 5,000 works exhibited in the Antalya Museum or the Antalya Archaeological Museum. Portraying the rich archaeological history of Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast, the Antalya Museum is a treasure house with some of the finest collection of artifacts from the alluring history of Antalya. Comprising of 13 exhibition halls and an open art gallery it has won the prestigious “European Council Special Prize” in 1988.
Storing some of the priceless exhibits from the Neolithe, Calcolithic, and Bronze Age, with some earthenware, wine bowls, and figurines it showcases Mythological statues dating back to the 2nd and 3rd century gracing the exhibition halls. One can just go on praising the grandeur of the exhibits at the Antalya Museum but words fall short.
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ANTALYA MUSEUM (image courtesy expedia.ca)
ASPENDOS THEATER: An absolute contrast from the fast growing modern economy of Antalya, Turkey, is the ever-impressive Aspendos Theatre.
Holding a capacity of around 15,000 spectators the majestic amphitheater was mainly used for gladiator and  wild and wild animal shows, which was the main highlight of the social life of the people from Aspendos. The iconic Aspendos Theatre was built by the Romans in the ancient city of Aspendos, located 49 kms west of Antalya.
One of the most well preserved theatre, it was built by local architect Zenon, the massive theatre was presented to the emperor and the Roman gods.
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ASPENDOS THEATRE

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BATH, SMALL YET FABULOUS PLACE TO BE IN

BATH, SMALL YET FABULOUS PLACE TO BE IN

People usually visit this place if they have time to spare but the beautiful city of BATH, UK, has lots to offer. The surprisingly impressive city of BATH, can attract tourists visiting UK, with its English charm and ever-imposing 18th century Georgian architecture. Located in South West England, BATH, is just 90 minutes away from London Paddington station by train.
A UNESCO World Heritage site the city promises a jaw-dropping experience of its rich English culture and history. With its natural thermal water, BATH is a favourite Spa destination for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Being one of the most romantic places in UK, BATH has lots of places of interest to explore.
ROMAN BATHS:  Lying in the heart of the city the Roman Bath is a historic site with a preserved public bath of the ancient world. Attracting millions of visitors round the year it is still functional with a natural hot water spring. The grandeur of the Roman Baths can be established from its entrance which has a high domed ceilings with intricately designed reliefs and gleaming chandeliers.
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Romans Bath Source: Wikimedia

THE ROYAL CRESCENT: Built between 1767 and 1774 the Royal Crescent is one of the most iconic example of Georgian architecture to be found in Bath, UK. Designed by architect John Wood, the Younger, the Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses set atop Victoria Park in a sweeping pattern. A World Heritage site the Royal Crescent evokes the true essence of Bath with its semi ellipse of the palatial fronted terraces.
Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent Source: Wikimedia

BATH ABBEY: One of the most famous tourist attraction in Bath, UK, the Bath Abbey is a parish Anglican church, an important place of worship. The 16th century church is a historic monument with splendid Gothic architecture. The most striking feature of the church is its western facade where you can see angels climbing up and down the stone ladders, and if you are game enough for a little slogging, the 212 steps to the top will give a captivating view of the city.
Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

HOLBURNE MUSEUM: A Grade 1 listed building the Holburne Museum is the first public art gallery of the city. Located in Sydney  Pleasure Gardens, Bath, UK, with the magnificence of the façade and impressive gardens providing an insight into its rich history. The Holburne Museum is home to some fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. The Museum is like a Pandoras Box with a huge collection of works by some of the most prestigious artists of the time. It has some amazing collection from the Golden Age Dutch works, paintings and sculptures, miniature objects, beautifully crafted crystal chandeliers along with some exquisite silver and china to name a few.
Holburne Museum

Holburne Museum

FASHION MUSEUM: It is an iconic museum of world-class collection of fashionable dresses from history. Housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath, UK, it was started by Doris Langley Moore in 1963 , when she gave all her collection to the city of Bath. With almost 100,000 objects in its booty the Fashion Museum has decorated gloves from the Shakespearean era with emphasis on fashionable dresses for men, women and children from the late 16th century to the present day trends.
Fashion Museum

Fashion Museum

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PULA, Croatia

PULA, Croatia

Boasting of its historic ruins and medieval cities Croatia is among one of Europe’s most sought after destination. Located in the Balkans, Croatia is a treasure box of innumerable natural landscapes like the magnificent Pitvice Lakes, incredible Adriatic coastline and breathtakingly beautiful islands to name a few. Pula or Pola is the largest city in the Istria County, Croatia.
Situated on the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, Pula’s immaculate natural surroundings, pristine sea and Roman ruins gets your adrenaline pump through the veins.
PULA ARENA: First thing that a person would like to visit on reaching Pula, Croatia is the huge Roman Colosseum. The arena which happens to be the only remaining amphitheater with four side towers and well preserved three Roman architectural orders. Pula Arena is the sixth largest Roman amphitheater which is still being used for filming, and concerts. The amphitheater has an underground museum with an exhibition of Istrian olive oil and wine production during the ancient times.
 
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TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS: Dedicated to Emperor Augustus and goddess Rona the temple is a 2nd century structure built on a podium with a tetra styleporch. The Temple of Augustus in Pula, Croatia is located in the main square of the city called the Forum and extensively used for many different purposes through its long spanning history. It was used as a temple, a church and a granary. The structure houses some beautiful Roman stone and bronze sculptures.

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THE TWIN GATES: Built on the remains of the older Roman gates the Twin Gates has two arches side by side and belongs to the Archaeological Museum now. The main role of the Twin Gates of Pula, Croatia was to serve as an entrance to the ancient theater during gladiator fights and other major events. It is now the popular hangout for locals and tourists alike.

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PULA CASTLE KASTEL: It is an old fortress in the center of Pula, Croatia. Situated atop a hill the fortress was built by the Venetians and used for the purpose of defending the port city and bay. A tough walk above is worth the effort as the top top tower of the Pula Castle provides a breathtaking view of Pula and its surrounding. The castle has an impressive display of the areas rich history with some interesting artifacts.

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LIGHTING GIANTS: Conceived in the year 2000 and realized in 2014 Giant Lighting in Pula, Croatia is the newest addition to Pula’s rich historic monuments. Giant Lighting was designed by Dean Skira on the oldest working Uljanik shipyard. The magnanimous cranes in the Uljanik shipyard are illuminated in 16,000 different schemes which leaves you amazed and craving for more.

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LJUBLJANA (lyu-blya-na) SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA (lyu-blya-na) SLOVENIA

Referred as the ” Crossroad of the Balkans ” Slovenia is a tiny beautiful alpine country located on the south of Europe. Extremely popular for its picturesque landscapes and rich diverse cultures it is a dream destination for the footloose. LJUBLJANA, (pronounced as lyu-blya-na) is the captivating capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana being the largest city in Slovenia is a very charming place which was awarded the coveted Green Capital of Europe title in 2016 by the European Commission.

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LJUBLJANA CASTLE: Standing on the Castle Hill above the downtown Ljubljana the majestic 16th century Ljubljana Castle is one of the finest landmark feature of Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. The beautiful medieval fortress displays one of the most spectacular view of the city. The castle showcases a museum on Slovenian history, a puppet museum and some historical rooms. There are costumed castle guides who take you on a guided tour of the castle impersonating different historical personalities of the land.

DRAGON BRIDGE: A waggish bridge adorned by ornamental and embellished dragon statues in the heart of the city is a jewel in the  crown for Ljubljana and its people. An exemplary creation and the most photographed monument in Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia, the Dragon Bridge is a road bridge which crosses the Ljubljana river between the Kopitar Street and Ressel Street.

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TIVOLI CITY PARK: It is the largest and most beautiful park in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The Tivoli Park was designed by French engineer Jean Blanchard in 1813 by joining together of the parks that surrounded the Podturn and Cekin Mansions. The vast expanse of the Tivoli Park delights its visitors with its various sports activities, marvelous statues and designs.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SLOVENIA: The National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest scientific and cultural institution in the capital city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Situated in the Center District of the city near the Tivoli City Park, the museum hosts some of the most amazing collection of archaeological artefacts, old coins and bank notes. Its beautiful interiors are adorned by decorated medallions and heavenly paintings by reputed painters.

LJUBLJANA Museum Source:WIKI

LJUBLJANA CATHEDRAL: Simply known as the Cathedral or St. Nicholas is a church in Ljubljana the capital Slovenia. Being a Gothic church in the early 18th century , it was replaced by a Baroque building. It is easily recognized by its octagonal dome with a cupola. The sculpted entrance door, the mesmerizing interiors and the divine ambiance of the cathedral is spellbinding.

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Mount Abu – A Last-Minute Winter Getaway in Rajasthan

Mount Abu – A Last-Minute Winter Getaway in Rajasthan

One & only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is located in Aravalli Mountains that offers a gamut of surpassing scenic views, religious sites, and spots for people who’re looking for a romantic escape. Tourists head towards the destination for a pleasant weather to enjoy boating on Nakki Lake and to get rid of the scorching days at their locations or neighboring cities. Do go!

 

 

Some of you, dear readers, might be thinking that mostly I share my pleasurable experiences but if you look forward to a break over a period of time & planning to cover top hill stations in India, Mount Abu would comparatively be a mediocre choice. Winters are the best time to visit Mount Abu and highly advised if you really want to feel an arresting chill. Take a sweater along, and remember that nights might be quite cold.

Here, a list of must-go places from plethora of tourist spots in Mount Abu you shouldn’t miss –

  1. Dilwara Jain Temples –

Decorated with extraordinary carvings and hilly surroundings, this temple complex was built before 13th century which consists five Jain temples; Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple, Shri AdiNath Temple, Shri ParshavNath Temple, Shri Rishabdao Temple and Shri NemiNath Temple.

Opening Time: 12:00 PM
Closing Time: 06:00 PM
Open All Days with Free Entry

  1. Nakki Lake –

Associated with an interesting history, Nakki Lake is a major tourist attraction in Mount Abu or I can say the lake posses the crown of being the heart of Mount Abu. The center of attraction tops the list where some of the most photographed scenes include mesmerizing mountains and rocky formations that symbolize this quite cool place.

  1. Guru Shikhar –

A Hindu pilgrimage site located at the highest peak of Aravalli Range, Guru Shikhar is a tourist attraction in Mount Abu that leads them to the top of the mountain. A visit takes at least 2 hours and remember the timings; 9:00 AM to 5:00 in the evening. I recommend reaching early morning and witness the breathtaking sunrise.

  1. Achalgarh Village –

 A hamlet in Mount Abu has a beauty that’s enough to attract tourists. It is popular for a medieval monument – Achalgarh Fort and Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple that is famous for having a Nandi which is said to be made of five metals, gold, silver, copper, zinc and brass.

  1. Adhar Devi Temple –

 A temple of Goddess Durga or Arbuda is another religious site situated in a cave and just 365 steep stairs away which offers a bird’s eye view of the town. The temple receives a gamut of tourists during the holy season of Navratri has been celebrated once a year and pilgrims from all over to witness this beautiful sight.

  1. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary –

 The oldest part of the hill station is also a home to a fantastic Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary not exclusively for nature lovers while for those who’re looking to make their experience in the forest a different one. The best thing about this untamed sanctuary remains its location – cut off from a level of bustle in Mount Abu.

Mount Abu is undoubtedly the best one in Rajasthan and on the list of best tourist attractions in India. Bordered by Gujarat, the town is easily reachable from any major city and Abu Road is the nearest railway station which is just 30km away. Tourists gave Mount Abu 4 out of 5 on Tripadvisor. A single click on LIKE button encourages us to serve you better while sharing the blog can motive a thousand of people for hitting the road because we all know that travel brings power and love back to your life.

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