5 Best Winter Holiday Destinations In Thailand

best winter holiday destination in thailand

At first thought, it might seem a good idea to snuggle in the warm blanket, sipping hot cocoa and shoo the winter-blues away! But, on a second thought, winter isn’t too cold for those who are driven by wanderlust.
And when it gets colder in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s no place better than Thailand to enjoy the warm sun. Here are a few places in Thailand that you can explore this winter:

1. Bangkok
It’s crowded. It’s hectic. It’s crazy. But it’s fun! If you are travelling to Thailand, then a stopover at Bangkok is a must – just to soak-in the bustling city life, the buzzing streets, the crowded streets, vendors selling anything and everything.
You will feel an excitement in the air of Bangkok. Here, you can explore the Buddhist temples (they are true architectural delights!), explore the Chinatown at night, and taste the local cuisines in the street-side restaurants.

2. Chiang Mai
The North Thailand is as beautiful as the sense of spring in the air! Rolling hills covered in a carpet of greenery, elephant safari, and rendezvous with the tribal community – Chiang Mai is very different from the rest of Thailand.
It offers a diverse range of activities. You can go on cultural tours to the temples, explore its wildlife in sprawling national parks, and discover the cultural charms that the place has to offer. When visiting Chiang Mai, do not forget to visit Phra Singh temple located in the Old City, Wat Prasat, and Wat Chedi Luang.

3. Phuket
Picture perfect beaches with loads of photo ops – Phuket has the most stunning landscapes in Thailand. The shutterbugs love this place! This place has the best holiday resorts and the coolest spas to relax and unwind. And if you are looking forward to an active nightlife, visit Patong.

4. Phi Phi Island
Other than Phuket, this is another place that’s embellished with the best jewels of Mother Nature. This is the loveliest place to be in entire Thailand. Located just between Phuket and the Strait of Malacca, Phi Phi Island is the place where you will find yourself surrounded with stunning seaside views, secluded sandy beaches, and the soothing sound of waves kissing the shores.

5. Ko Samui
The best place to beat winter blues away- Ko Samui is extremely popular among couples and honeymooners, and of course those who are looking for “me-time.” The colourful coral reefs, palm-lined beaches, vast coconut plantations, and the rugged rainforests conjure the most beautiful sight that your eyes can behold!

What more? Indulge your senses in boutique resorts, luxurious spas, and fine dining when you are here. Ko Samui is the best place to spend lazy days sitting by the beach. And if you are a party animal, then the Full Moon parties at Ko Phangan is just a boat-ride away.

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Top 6 Dubai Shopping Malls

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There’s no doubt that Dubai is one of the biggest (and the most-visited) shopping destinations in the world. The shopping malls in the city suit all budgets and offer all brands – only to make you splurge your heart away.

Here, we have listed down the top 6 shopping malls in Dubai:

1. Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates goes beyond the traditional shopping experience as it is a shopping resort. Apart from top-notch shopping facilities, shoppers can also enjoy ultimate leisure and entertainment.
The multi-level shopping mall spans over a whopping 233,467 square metres and is home to more than 560 international brands. Some of the key attractions in the shopping mall include Magic Planet, Ski Dubai, DUCTAC Community Theatre, Kempinski Hotel, and VOX Cinemas.

2. The Dubai Mall
Considered as the largest shopping mall in the world, The Dubai Mall certainly lives up to its reputation. Apart from a world-class shopping experience, The Dubai Mall is also popular as an entertainment and leisure destination.
The Dubai Mall is home to 22 cinemas, 120 restaurants and cafes, and 250-room luxury hotel. The mall is popular for the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and attracts a large number of tourists each year.

3. Dubai Festival City Mall
Located on the banks of Dubai Creek, Dubai Festival City Mall combines the shopping experience with dining and leisure. The mall spans over an area of 185, 806 square-metre and is home to over 90 restaurants and cafes, 400 stores, a bowling alley and a 12-screen multiplex cinema.

4. City Centre Deira
City Centre Deira is popular as a shopping, leisure, and entertainment complex. The shopping centre boasts a whopping 1.2 million square feet of retail selling space and houses over 370 outlets.
Some of the anchor stores in City Centre Deira include Paris Gallery, Virgin Megastore, Sharaf DG, Iconic, Debenhams, and Carrefour. City Centre Deira is also one of the most-visited shopping destination in Dubai.

5. Ibn Battuta Mall
Housing more than 50 restaurants, and 270 retail outlets, Ibn Battuta Mall is a one-stop shop for shopaholics. Ibn Battuta Mall is also considered as the largest themed mall in the world.
There are six courts inside the shopping mall including Tunisia Court, Persia Court, India Court, Egypt Court, China Court, and Andalusia Court. Each court has been designed to project a historical significance and the architectural work has been done accordingly.

6. Dubai Marina Mall
A modern shopping complex and a lifestyle destination right in the heart of Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina Mall doesn’t run short on the best food outlets, supermarket, and big-name stores.
Spending time in Dubai Marina Mall is enjoyable as it has a stylish and a relaxed environment. The mall has four levels which house more than 130 outlets.

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These Sun-Kissed Beaches Of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Are A Must Visit

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Planning a holiday trip in Andaman & Nicobar? Well, we have created a perfect list of the sun-kissed beaches in the islands that you simply cannot afford to miss. Check out:

1.Elephant Beach
Elephant beach is one of the most popular beaches in Andaman and also a pristine location. The beach is well-known for the shimmery white sand, captivatingly beautiful coral reef, and diverse marine life.
Have all the fun in elephant beach by indulging in water sports such as snorkelling, or simply spend time soaking yourself in the sun. Transport, food, and accommodation are all easily accessible.

2.Guitar Island Beach
Guitar Island Beach is a remote beach in Andaman. It is a perfect destination for those who want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and spend time in solace.
Majority of tourists do not visit this beach and is therefore considered as the least visited location in Andaman. The island’s shape resembles a guitar which is why it has been named so. You are sure to fall in love with the serenity and the sun-kissed beauty of this island.

3.Wandoor Beach
Wandoor Beach is a happening beach located near Port Blair. The beach doesn’t run short on resorts, hotels, and restaurants as it is frequently visited by tourists. Also, the beach is well-connected with cities which are one of the reasons why tourists are in love with the beach.
Spend a fun time in boat rides and other water sports or simply enjoy the beautiful sunset while taking a long walk alongside the sea, Wandoor beach is simply irresistible.

4.Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a prominent sightseeing place in Andaman. The sun-kissed beach is sure to mesmerise you with its unspoilt beauty of lush green coconut palms and blue sea water.
If you are a fun loving person, then you can have a great time indulging in various water sports such as surfing, boating, and scuba diving. The beach is located just seven kilometres from the main town and transport is easily accessible.

5.Vijaynagar Beach
Cited as one of the best beaches in Andaman, Vijaynagar beach is a must-visit destination if you love tranquil natural beauty. The white sand and turquoise shore of the beach attract tourists throughout the year.
The beach is also a great place for food lover as it boasts a good selection of hotels and restaurants. Transport and accommodation are easily accessible in the beach.

6.Radhanagar Beach
The name of the beach is ubiquitous when it comes to the best beaches in the world. Radhanagar beach has a scenic beauty like no other. The versatile flora and fauna of the beach attract a large number of tourists throughout the year.
The beach is also popular for exciting water sports such as sea-walking, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

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5 Offbeat Places In Kerala That You Can`t Afford To Miss

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God’s own country, Kerala has many popular tourist spots that are worth visiting. What attracts the tourists from all over the world is its spectacular beaches, labyrinthine backwaters, beautiful hill stations, amazing wildlife sanctuaries, and ravishing scenic beauty.

But very few of us know that Kerala has some less explored tourist spots that offer a breathtaking experience. For avoiding the hustle and bustle of a city life and revitalizing yourself, check out some of the offbeat places in Kerala listed below:

1) Nelliyampathy
If you are looking for an eccentric tourist spot in Kerala then Nelliyampathy is the best choice for you. This spot is blessed with scenic beauty and its sprawling orange plantations and tea gardens.
This place is not just famous for its immaculate landscape but also for its wide range of fun activities like trekking, camping, boating and tea plantation.

2) Gavi
If you are a nature and wildlife lover then you will be enchanted by the exceptional beauty of Gavi. This quaint village boasts a wide range of flora and fauna here is very appealing. Lake boating, spice garden visits and bird watching are other popular activities of this place.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve close to Gavi gives you the scope to take a Jeep ride through this forest and observe some rare animal species. The forest shelters many animals such as elephants, bears, sambars, barking deer, tigers, Indian Gaurs and Nilgiri Martens. You will also find two rare species of Gopher trees here.

3) Anamudi
This pristine tourist spot features rich evergreen forests where many rare species of plant and animal are found. The Eravikulam National park located at this peak protects the endangered Nilgiri Thar and other rare species of animals, birds, and butterflies.
What adds an extra charm to this place are the swarming jungles of teak, black wood and dwarf bamboo. This spot is truly meant for nature lovers, photo fanatics, and adventure enthusiasts. Neelakurinji flower is also a speciality of this place and blooms only once in every 12 years.

4) Ashtamudi Backwaters
Located in Kollam, the Ashtamudi backwaters is Kerala’s undisclosed secret. The backwater is a habitat of more than 50 species of avifauna, 26 species of butterflies and 40 species of wetland-dependent birds.
Floating huts and houseboat cruises makes this place very special. You can also indulge in Ayurvedic therapies and bird watching activities here.

5) Kumarakom
If you want to cruise on the luxurious houseboats around the backwaters of Kerala then Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is the best choice for you.
This longest lake in India is rich in algae that give its water a beautiful greenish tinge. Snake boat races are very popular here which are held during the Onam festival. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary located on the bank of this lake is an ideal destination for bird lovers.

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Rajasthan: 7 Famous Temples

famous temples in Rajasthan

Apart from being the attraction centre for wildlife enthusiasts and desert lovers, Rajasthan is also well-known as a shrine as it is home to a number of temples. Here, we have listed some of the most popular temples in the desert state.

1. Salasar Balaji Temple:

Lord Hanuman is the presiding deity in the town of Salasar and the Salasar Balaji temple is a dedication to the deity. It is believed that the temple was constructed in 1754 AD, pujas and aartis are done on a daily basis as devotees of Lord Hanuman visit the temple regularly. Ashvin Purnima and Chaitra Purnima are the two main festivals celebrated in the temple.

2. Sai Dham:

Located at Rani in Pali district, Sai Dham is a replica of the original Shirdi Sai Baba temple. The assembly hall in the front of the temple can accommodate about 300 people. Sai Dham is believed to be a sacred and powerful place in Marwar region. There is a replica statue of Shirdi Sai Baba which stands 5ft 5inch tall and is made of white marble. The temple is also well-recognised for the silver ornamental work.

3. Mehandipur Balaji Temple:

Mehandipur Balaji Temple is located in Duasa district of the state and is a noted Hindu temple. Hanuman is the main shrine in the temple and has a reputation of exorcism of evil spirits and ritualistic healing. Due to this reason, the temple attracts a myriad of pilgrims from Rajasthan as well as from other parts of the country (especially in the northern part).

4. Galtaji Temple:

Galtaji is a pilgrimage site located in the town of Khania-Balaji and Temple of Galtaji is the main temple amongst several other temples in Galtaji. The Temple of Galtaji is a retreat for Hindu ascetics and is well-known for its painted walls, carved pillars, and pavilions with rounded roofs.
The tiered pools in the temple are a bathing spot for Hindu pilgrims. Amongst several festivals celebrated in the temple, Makar Sankranti is the most prominent one.

5. Karni Mata Temple:

Located at Deshnoke, Karni Mata temple is dedicated to Karni Mata and is popular for the large population of black rats. These rats are considered holy and are called kabbas. Curious tourists and Karni Mata devotees from across the country visit the temple throughout the year. Ashvin Shukla Dashmi, Chaitra, and Karni Mata Fair are celebrated in the temple.

6. Brahma Temple:

Dedicated to Hindu creator God, Brahma, Brahma temple is built of stone slabs and marble and is believed to be 2000 years old. The temple celebrates a festival held on Kartika Poornima in the honour of Lord Brahma. Brahma temple is also considered as the very few existing temples dedicated to Lord Brahma.

7. Ambika Mata Temple:

Also known as the Khajuraho of Mewar, Ambika Mata Temple is dedicated to Ambika Mata who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple is popular for its several inscriptions.

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