Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Best Travel Destinations for Summer 2015

Residents of 28 U.S. states opt for the same city as their top destination this summer, according to Kayak's Travel Hacker Data. The report simultaneously looks into other cities that are trending for summer travel.

Check out which cities made the list:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Situated on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is the major city of the Hawaiian Islands and the main gateway to their tourism industry. Finding stunning beaches, surf spots, and historic landmarks on the island, including Iolani Palace and Pearl Harbor does not require traveling too far.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, one of the fastest growing cities in the country shines as a financial and banking hub. Not far from Blue Ridge Parkway and the eastern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, Charlotte offers thrilling exciting activities such as whitewater rafting besides the more traditional tourist destinations like museums and restaurants.

New York, New York

Without a doubt, the most visited city in the U.S., the Big Apple has several sights of tourists to see and experience. New York City has more than enough to offer for one trip thanks to the different culture and appeal. Visitors can look down on the city from the top of Rockefeller Center, take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, relax in Central Park, stroll the Highline, attend a Broadway show or simply go shopping and get lost in the city.

Washington, D.C.

Every U.S. citizen should go to see the nation's capital at least once. Besides visiting the political landmarks, such as the White House, the Capitol, and monuments, tourists in D.C. can check out the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the National Mall.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington is situated on the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. The Emerald City boasts awe-inspiring natural scenery and a unique culture. Visitors can enjoy sightseeing in the city itself, either by browsing Pike Place Market or eating dinner at the top of the Space Needle, or going on a day trip to Mount Rainer, the San Juan Islands or Snoqualmie Falls.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Places To Visit In India During Monsoon

Traveling in monsoon in India, contrary to popular belief is an affordable and calm affair. As peak summer holiday season near its end, crowds and prices at some of the popular tourist destination in India come down steeply.

With some extremely spectacular monsoon destinations in India offering tons of activities, monsoon is in fact a perfect time for planning holidays in India. Come June and July and the road to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh - two of the most awe-inspiring monsoon destinations in North India become fully open and functional.

As far as South India is concerned, hill stations like Kodaikanal, Munnar and Coorg and Ooty refreshed by monsoon, offer captivating views and romantic holiday experience.

Kerala with its timeworn tradition of Ayurveda and meditation becomes a favored destination. In fact, those looking forward to therapies, Kerala offer an array of choices making it an apt monsoon destination. Some of the most renowned and trusted places for Ayurvedic therapies in Kerala include:

Vythiri Jungle Resort in Wayanad
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village in Thiruvananthpuram
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort near Kovalam
Kalari Kovilakom

If you're looking for a romantic monsoon destination in India, Udaipur in Rajasthan is an ideal place to visit, especially during this season of monsoon as the parched desert state is jerked back to life with the arrival of rain.

Udaipur is fondly referred to as the Venice of East" and "City of Lakes."  Udaipur with its emerald lake is at its charming best. For those seeking indulgence with finesse, Taj Lake Palace is definitely recommended.

Regale in the luxury of one of the finest heritage hotels in Rajasthan has also been voted as India's most romantic hotels. Amidst the scenery presented by Lake Pichola, rejuvenate with rain water, gentle sound of drizzling and enjoy the rain just like Maharana Jagat Singh II, who built this palace once did.

Goa also features as one of the best places to visit in India in monsoon. With the summer season crowd gone, the prices come down considerably making it an apt holiday destination for the budget conscious travellers. Goa is calm and very much affordable during monsoon for holiday in India.
Which is your favorite tourist destination in India in monsoon? Pick from the list below:

Lonavala / Khandala
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Spiti Valley Or "Little Tibet"

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