Travel Destinations for 2017

The world is an extremely large and exciting place full of fascinating vacation spots and intriguing cities. When you plan a vacation, you can refer to travel blogs and destination lists but at the end of the day, you need to plan your holidays as per your interests and conveniences. Nevertheless, it pays to look at, and read about new and interesting places around the world and the many factors associated in planning the perfect vacation for you, your family, friends and loved ones. To come up with the most exciting vacation plan that will get everybody on their toes, waiting to visit amazing places around the world, you must refer to expert opinions, user votes as well as current trends which will help you narrow down your options to your best desired holiday location. Ascertain the likes and interests of you and your companions before choosing a vacation location. A holiday can either be a small weekend getaway, a bucket-list trip or a multi-stop tour. Whatever may be your choice, the following list has some interesting places which could be your next travel destination

Top 10 travel destinations for 2017- Some interesting places for your next trip

Australia

heart-1492445_1280Though it typically takes more than half a day to get there from anywhere in the world, Australia’s wilderness is truly unparalleled and is a must-see for every single person on this planet. Australian food trucks and mini bars serve delicious treats at not-so-high prices. Australian life and culture is largely outdoorsy. If you decide to go to Australia, you most definitely must see the iconic Outback, a vast fabled desert with stunning blue skies and brilliant cinnamon-red earth. Australia is a coastal nation and most of the people live within 20 km of the ocean. You can gape at the majestic Sydney Tower which is an iconic building in Australia with a viewing platform. If you or your family member is a cricket-crazed creature, you should definitely take them to see the Melbourne Cricket Ground which is supposedly the birthplace of test cricket.

Rome, Italy

rome-1441723_1280Rome, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world beckons the most romantic, adventure-seeking and enthusiastic travellers from every nook and cranny of the Earth. The number of tourists that land in Rome each year are somewhere around the millions. Planning a trip to Rome is definitely not an easy task. The airport is about 19 miles outside the main city of Rome. The one thing you must not forget to do in Rome is to eat your heart out and try different kinds of delicious, authentic Italian food. Touring the ancient ruins of Rome should be your next priority. The Vatican is, of course, a must-visit. Other notable sights of historical and sight-seeing importance are Castel Sant’Angelo and Villa Borghese. Roman art and architecture occupies a prominent position in the world that you can’t afford to miss. First-time visitors will find Rome to be really confusing which is why you should plan out every detail of your trip with utmost accuracy.

Meghalaya, India

Shillong, the capital city of the state of Meghalaya, India and a beautiful hill station is one of the top travel destinations in the country. The lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, tranquil lakes and pleasant climate that remains almost consistent all year-round makes it the perfect holiday destination for tourists wanting to see the very best of India. Dubbed as the ‘Scotland of the East’, words cannot fully describe the awe-inspiring natural abundance of this fascinating hill station. From the highest peak of Shillong, the ‘Shillong Peak’, you can get a splendid view of the majestically sprawled mountains surrounding it. Shillong has a large artificial lake called Umaim Lake which gives hard competition to the Lochs Lake of Scotland. You can spend quality time admiring the ancient North Eastern culture at the Don Bosco museum.

Dubai

dubai white jeepDubai is less of a city and more of a fantasyland. With impossibly tall skyscrapers and floating islands, you will see some of the most unbelievable and downright freaky things in Dubai. There are two sides to Dubai that you must experience if you plan to go there on your next vacation. Sheik Zayed road has rows of towering skyscrapers that will make you feel like a Lilliput in a city of giants. Dubai is home to a very large number of immigrants from all over the world. If you don’t see the Burj Khalifa, which happens to be the tallest building in the world, you have missed soemthing. Dubai is a city of the biggest, largest and tallest. The mall of Dubai, also called the ‘Dubai Mall’ is the largest mall in the world. Dubai’s old quarter clustered around Al Satwa, Deira and Port Rashid are known as the ‘real Arabia’ because they still have abra boats and old spice souks and gold souks.Plan a travel during the shopping festival and experience best of both world desert tour as well as city charm

Sri Lanka

sri-lanka-282949_1280Sri Lanka is an exotic, charming and seriously underrated island destination. Sri Lanka has everything that an island needs in the most amazing way possible. It has the most extraordinary places to see owing to its bountiful natural abundance. The Sri Lankan shores are lined with palm trees that add to the beauty of its coastline. Once a storehouse of rare spices, precious stones and magnificent elephants, this tear-drop shaped island is a magical place of great beauty and diversity. Due to the influence of Arab, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British settlers, Sri Lanka has become widely diverse and its cuisine is one to die for. There are a number of untouched beaches, jungle lowlands with rich wildlife, refreshing tea plantations and what not. The best thing about Sri Lanka is that it is so much more affordable than other exotic island countries in the world.

Jordan

jordan-1846283_1280Jordan in the Middle East has a lot to offer. Although Jordanian tourism hasn’t fully developed and people are only beginning to learn what this country has to offer, it still sees a fairly decent number of tourists each year. Jordan is 85% desert but has high mountains, beaches, splendid castles and churches. It also has vivid red sands, towering cliffs and stony plains of volcanic basalt, elegant olive trees and last but not the least, the Dead Sea. Since it was once the land bridge that connected Europe, Africa and Asia, it has seen and braved all. This is evident in the thousands of archaeological sites spread across the country. Jordan has had significant biblical prominence. Jordan is a safe, comfortable and welcoming region in the middle east.

Japan

ginkaku-ji-temple-1464542_1280You’re not a true traveller if you don’t dream of going to Japan. This archipelago of over 6800 volcanic islands is a very unusual blend of the very ancient and the ultra-modern. Japan is on its very own level, truly unparalleled in terms of technology and development as well as cultural grandeur. You can take high speed train rides and leave with your mouth hanging open at their insane punctuality. Japan is the pride and envy of the entire world as it boasts of lightning-speed industrialization, fascinating pop culture and of course, everybody’s favourite, anime and manga. You can enjoy traditional Japanese performance arts and go to museums in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Kanazawa. Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido is a UNESCO world heritage site. Okinawa has moderate subtropical islands. Japan is full of lofty castles, ancient temples and shrines and brilliantly colourful street festivals.

Dublin, Ireland

bridge-230311_1280Dublin is known for its night life, the world over. The Temple Bar area is full of watering holes and night clubs. The Brazen Head, Ireland’s oldest pub sees rivers of beer flowing every night. Apart from the happening nightlife, Dublin has its fair share of tourist attractions that make it an ideal holiday destination. The Guinness Storehouse is a massive seven-storey building that was once a fermentation plant of the world-famous Guinness beer which was then re-fashioned into a pint of Guinness. The Dublin Zoo has a variety of rare and exotic species of animals in their natural habitats. AquaZone is the National Aquatic Centre in Ireland and the most scintillating water park in all of Europe. The Book of Kellis in Dublin is an ancient and beautifully illuminated manuscript kept on display.

Egypt

giza-1756946_1280We have all been reading about Egypt & its glorious past since childhood. The pyramids, the river Nile, the mummies, western desert and the Egyptian civilization.Why not see them for real and experience it. Last two years there have been disruption in tourism due to political, financial and social turmoil, however it has not devoured Egyptians from remaining proud and as welcoming as ever to the visitors from across the world to their country. Egypt,links northeast Africa with the Middle East, dating back to the time of the pharaohs. Take Nile cruise to witness millennia-old monuments that sit along the Nile River Valley.The capital, Cairo, is home to many landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.Major attractions include Pyramids tour, temples in Luxor, Aswan, felucca ride, hot air baloon ride, Khan el Khalili Bazaar for shopping and western desert tours

Kenya & Tanzania – The Ultimate East African Safari Tour

leopards-1522232_1280Who doesn’t dream of going to African continent. You can do Kenya alone too as it is cheaper as compared to Tanzania however if budget is not an issue, one should experience both in Africa. Here you would get to do two most renowned  African national parks  – Masai Mara and Serengeti. One should ideally travel to Africa during the migration around septemeber , october but even in off seasons ,you would get to see more animals than you may see in your own country. Major attractions include Seregeti,  Ngorongoro crater, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and Masai Mara, Mount Kilimanjaro view  etc

 

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