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To The Land Of Kings: Our Romantic Trip To Rajasthan

They call it the ‘Land Of Kings’ and you will know exactly why once you set foot in Rajasthan. The state attracts a large number of tourists every year with its vibrant culture and historical significance. For those who want to take a glimpse into the golden era, this is the place to be. So what happens when romance meets the royalty of Rajasthan? Read on to find out how Nilesh and his wife spent 8 amazing days in this colorful state.

Winter was coming to an end and I had about 8 days to spare for a lavish holiday. My wife and I got talking about where we should go and we landed on Rajasthan. Winter seemed like the perfect time to visit and soon we were looking for tickets. We were planning to explore all the major cities and enjoy a wholesome experience, not just of the architectural beauties but also take a peek into the culture and food there.

After browsing for some packages online, we came across TravelTriangle. We spent some time on the website and then eventually decided to go for a 7 nights and 8 days package to Rajasthan that covered Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner. We had options to customize the package and tailor it to our preferences which I think was a great touch. Before I go ahead, here are a few details of my trip.

Trip Type: Romantic Trip
Cost: INR 56297
No. Of People: 2
Duration: 7 Nights 8 Days
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transfers, Sightseeing, Night Safari
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Private Expenses

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1. Ranthambhore: The Jungle Safari!

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore visiting

spent a little time relaxing

As we landed in Rajasthan, the first city on our list was Ranthambhore. We checked into our hotel and spent a little time relaxing. Later, we started for the Jungle Safari which we were quite excited for. It lasted for about 3 to 4 hours and we came across deers, monkeys and of course the majestic Bengal Tiger. We were lucky since we got quite a close look at all the animals. In the evening, we headed back to our hotel and enjoyed a lovely campfire dinner.

2. Jaipur: Exploring The Pink City!

at the royal palace

a wonderful royal vibe

spent a wonderful day

Amber Fort in Jaipur

On day 2, we packed our bags and geared up for a ride to Jaipur, We checked into our hotel, Indian Palace which was located on the outskirts and emitted a wonderful royal vibe as soon as we stepped in. We spent this particular day taking a tour of all the major hotspots in the city including the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and a museum as well. In the evening we decided to visit the main market where you will find beautiful trinkets and souvenirs along with some colorful jewelry and accessories.

3. Jaipur: A Dive Into The Past

emitted a wonderful royal vibe

spend some quiet time

a beautiful candle-light dinner

We woke up, enjoyed a hearty breakfast and made our way to Amber Fort in Jaipur. Since this day was all about history, we decided to learn more by hiring a guide. We did the same at Nahargarh fort which was our next stop for the day.

However, this was also the day of our anniversary and we had something special planned. In the evening we head to Taj Rambagh for a beautiful candle-light dinner. I would definitely suggest this if you are looking to spend some quiet time with your better half. The ambiance is simply wonderful while the food is fantastic. We ended our day on a happy note and called it a night.

4. Jodhpur: Collecting Our Blessings

In Jodhpur

visited the Umed Bhawan

mesmerizing sights to witness

On our fourth day, we woke up early in the morning since it was time for yet another road trip. We started on our way to Jodhpur and made a few stops in between. First was the famous Ajmer Dargah where we spent some time in solace. It was truly a serene experience and I understood why it was spoken about so much. We also visited Pushkar where we made a stop at the Pushkar temple and lake. Later, we checked into the Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur where the staff warmly welcomed us inside.

5. Jodhpur: Touring The City

pent some time in solace

spectacular views of the entire palace

Jodhpur truly has some mesmerizing sights to witness. We enjoyed some spectacular views of the entire city at the Mehrangarh Fort which our first stop for the day. We also visited the Umed Bhawan and Jaswant Thada as we toured around the city. By the evening, we were tired and decided to head back to the hotel for some rest after which we would start our trip to Jaisalmer.

6. Jaisalmer: The Desert Camp Experience

Jaisalmer

the Jaisalmer Fort

had a great time

spent plenty of time at the fort

a camel ride

desert safari

campside

folk dance performances

From the many places to visit in Rajasthan, I would definitely recommend adding Jaisalmer to your list. There is plenty to see here from the Jaisalmer Fort to the beautiful Gadi Sagar Lake. We also happen to visit Patwon ki Haveli and Bada bagh during our stay there. However, the highlight was the desert camp experience.

We went for a camel ride and enjoyed a thrilling desert safari experience at the camp. In the evening, live music, folk dance performances, and the fire show were just the cherry on top of the cake. You get an authentic Rajasthani experience and of all the things to do in Rajasthan, this is definitely the most fun-filled one.

7. Bikaner: A Day Well Spent!

spent a wonderful time

head to the Junagarh Fort

stunning architecture

glimpse of royal palace

The last city on our trip was Bikaner and we had a wonderful time there. We visited the famous Bikaner temple where we collected our blessings and spent some quiet time. Later, we head to the Junagarh Fort which is known for its stunning architecture. The intricate carving and detailing will simply captivate you. Another highlight of this city was it’s delicious food that one must try for sure!

Day 1: Arrival in Ranthambore and Night Safari
Day 2: Transfer To Jaipur and city tour
Day 3: Tour of Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort
Day 4: Transfer To Jodhpur Via Pushkar
Day 5: Jodhpur city tour and transfer to Jaisalmer
Day 6: Jaisalmer city tour and desert camp
Day 7: Transfer To Bikaner
Day 8: Transfer to Jaipur Airport for departure

Some of my favorite moments from our trip to Rajasthan have to be the candlelight dinner and desert camp experience. We also really liked visiting the different forts and learning more about their historical significance.

We would like to thank TravelTriangle for making our trip such a memorable one. Right from picking up at the airport to dropping us off, everything was managed seamlessly. Our agent was in touch at all times and we couldn’t have felt more taken care of.

The forts, the folk dances, the local markets and of course the delicious food, Rajasthan has so much to offer to its visitors. If you too would like to dive into the color and vibrancy of this state, reach out to TravelTriangle and customize your own exciting Rajasthan package.

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15 South African Cuisines That’ll Add Many Delicious Flavors To Your Next Vacay!

The South African cuisine have a taste of many other cuisines as they are a blend of many regional dishes. The colonization and immigration during the colonial period have bought a great difference in the cuisine, which is why finding Indian, Malaysian, French, and Mexican influences may not come as a surprise to you. But what may come as a surprise is the lip-smacking flavor of all of these top dishes that make a food walk in the country an absolute must-do. And just so that you don’t have to worry about what to eat first, here’s a list of the ten best cuisines of South Africa that’ll keep you going!

Here’s a list of 15 top cuisines in the country that will surely add more flavors to your trip to South Africa. Start scrolling and don’t forgot to take a note of the dishes you’d want to indulge in!

1. Biltong

Biltong

This staple food was originated in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. A salty dried meat of beef or kudu but sometimes of ostrich and even rhino. The word biltong is discovered from the Dutch language where ‘bil’ means rump and ‘tong’ means the tongue. This is among the very popular South Africa cuisine and there are some added versions to it like chicken biltong and venison biltong. It tastes like a mixture of black pepper, coriander, vinegar and also raw meat. Sometimes soups and stews are also made using these ingredients.
Place To Try This Cuisine: Babel at Babylonstoren, Cape Town

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2. Boerewors

Meat

A popular traditional South African food, it originated in not only South Africa but also in Zimbabwe. To qualify as boerewors this dish must have at least 90% of meat. This well-known food is thicker that a sausage and is known to be derived from a type of sausage made in the south of Ardour River in France. This sausage is made from beef mince and has coriander, cloves and nutmeg added to it. Every braai has boerewors added to it and locals like to make theirs on their own. The name is given by the Afrikaans where ‘boer’ means farmer and ‘wors’ means sausage.
Place To Try This Cuisine: +27 Cafe, Gauteng

3. Bobotie

delicious food

This meatloaf with raisins and baked egg on top was originated in Malay and is usually served with yellow rice, banana slices and chutney. The word bobotie comes from the Malay word ‘boemboe’ that means curry spices according to the Afrikaans dictionary while some people think that it is derived from the word ‘bobotok’ which is an Indonesian dish that has different ingredients altogether. The first recipe of Bobotie was seen in the Dutch cookbook in the year 1609. This food is a dinner-time favorite and curry, turmeric and almonds are also included in this dish. Bobotie has a sweet taste and is enjoyed by locals with the famous hot sauce.
Place To Try This Cuisine: Skotnes Restaurant, Cape Town

4. Bunny Chow

creamy meat

A half loaf of bread which is hollowed out and filled with delicious curry. This mouthwatering dish was first originated in the Durban Indian community and has made its way to many parts of South Africa. It is popularly known as bunny and can be found in the Indian restaurants in Cape Town. Mostly considered as a non-vegetarian dish but sometimes the curry is made with veg ingredients and is called as beans bunny. It is among the lop listed South African cuisine in Cape Town which serves better in your tummy!
Place To Try This Cuisine: Any street side cafe

5. Koeksisters

tasty food

This native dish is for every person with a sweet tooth as it is fried dough which is twisted or plaited and then dipped in the sugary syrup. This is a heavenly dish and is like a donut but a very sweet and sticky one. This dish is made in Cape Malay but in a different way where they add a cake texture to it and roll it in desiccated coconut and has a spicy flavor. This fried delicacy is spread throughout the country and is a traditional South African food. The name koeksisters is taken from the Dutch word ‘koek’ which means cake.

6. Malva Pudding

sweet

Another sweet delicacy which has a Dutch origin. This sweet spongy apricot pudding delight is usually made by Cape Malay people. This pudding has apricot jam added to it which is really saucy and has a caramel taste added to its spongy texture. When this delicious pudding is removed from the oven a cream based sauce is added from the top to make this dish even more sweet and delicious. Ice cream and custard is given on the side with this soft pudding which act as a great combination.
Place To Try This Cuisine: 33 High Street, Johannesburg

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7. Chakalaka

meat

A spicy dish served with boerewors and is a wonderful combination usually served at braais. Vegetables such as peppers, onions, carrots and tomatoes are added to this spicy relish that adds to the flavors of this dish and was made by gold miners nut was later improved and enhanced. Chakalaka has many spices added to it like ginger, paprika, curry powder and many other spices which make this one among the true South African dishes, delicious and flavorsome. This is an accompanied food that is usually served with bread, pap, samp, curry or stews.

8. Melktert

 flour, sugar and eggs

This pie like dessert is loved by every person in South Africa and this delicacy has sweet pastry crust and a creamy filling which is made of milk, flour, sugar and eggs. Families like to make their own melkterts but you can also find these in supermarkets. This typical tart dessert is known as melktert by Africans is also known as mil tart in some areas. This tea tie snack is delicious and loved by many native people.

9. Potjiekos

vegetable food

This is a traditional Africans stew made on a three legged pot. Meat and vegetables are added to this stew and cooked for long hours on coals in iron pots. Various spices and ingredients are added to this stew which gives it a unique flavor and is popularly made during family gatherings and get together. Many people experiment with different spices and vegetables and sometimes even with seafood. A large group comes together and makes this amazing stew and it is a kind of social gathering which is fun and easy.
Place To Try This Cuisine: Moyo, Johannesburg

10. Bokkoms

Fish

These are a bunch of mullets which are salted and tied in a knot and hung up to dry. Quiet popular dish on the west coast in South Africa. These mullets are kept in the sun to dry and then eaten after peeling of their skin and is sometimes smoked by some people. It is a kind of fish biltong. This dish is not really an all-time favourite among the South African snacks but is loved by fish lovers and can be served with pastas and soups.

11. Gatsby

Gatsby

Gatsby is a giant foot long roll which is a street food of South Africa. The roll is bursting with soft fries soaked in vinegar, egg, spiced steak, sausage, and peri peri. If you are in South Africa, then you must try this legendary roll to satiate your hunger.
Place To Try This Cuisine: Mariam’s Kitchen, Cape Town

12. Pap En Sous

Pap en sous

Pap is considered as a staple in South Africa which is prepared from ground maize. You can have it in different ways – porridge, balls dipped in sous ( tomato and onion sauce) or as a fruity salsa. In modern restaurants, it is served as wedges with fried eggs.
Place To Try This Cuisine: The Grillhouse, The Bannister Hotel Bar and Restaurant

13. Snoek

snoek

A species of mackerel, snoek is easily found in the seas around South Africa. It is a bit tricky to eat snoek but the taste is amazing. Snoek is usually served as a battered fish with french fries. If you want to try local delicacies then you should pick Snoek from the South African cuisine menu.

Place To Try This Cuisine: Kalky’s, Kalk Bay

14. Peppermint Crisp Tart

peppermint crisp tart

Even though is not one of the stylish desserts available on earth, still it is one of the most popular dishes in South Africa. It is a no-cook pudding layered with biscuits, caramel treat, whipped cream, and thin peppermint chocolate bars. It is one of the must-try food items in South African cuisine.

Place To Try This Cuisine: Thunder Gun Steakhouse, Northcliff

15. Denningvleis

Denningvleis

Denningvleis is a traditional Cape Malay delicacy which is considered as one of the oldest South African dishes. It is a sweet and sour stew that is cooked slowly with a hint of tamarind and spices. You can still find this ancient dish at restaurants like Bo-Kaap Kombuis in Cape Town.
Place To Try This Cuisine: Bo-Kaap Kombuis, Cape Town

These are some of the native foods of South Africa which you will definitely enjoy. The South African cuisine is a blend of many flavors and is loved by many tourists. So, make sure you keep enough time reserved for indulging in these dishes on your next South Africa trip with TravelTriangle.

 

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10 Popular Places To Visit In Doha For An Unforgettable Vacation In The Gulf!

Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country, Doha, the capital city of Qatar attracts visitors from across the globe. Known for its spectacular modern buildings and cultural heritage, Doha has been recently named as one of the 7 New Wonder Cities in the World. Emerging as the most sought destinations in the world, Doha also happens to be the financial capital of the Middle East that offers a surprise to each traveler.

With plethora of Doha tourists attractions, your vacation in Qatar’s gem is sure to be a memorable one. And to make it even more interesting include these popular places to visit in Doha in your itinerary without fail.

1. Museum of Islamic Art

Islamic Art Qatar

Set in the MIA Park of the Doha waterfront, Museum of Islamic Art is an architectural gem and is considered to be one of the well-known places to visit in Doha. Designed by world-renowned architect, I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art is one museum that has the largest collection of Islamic art in the world. While the paintings were collected from three continents over the span of 1400 years, the interiors are breathtaking with spectacular geometric patterns of the Islamic world that makes it one of the many places to visit in Doha at night.

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM

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2. Corniche

Corniche

One of the best places to visit in Qatar is the Doha Corniche. Most popular locations among walkers, bikers and joggers, Corniche is a waterfront promenade that reshaped Doha’s coastline in the late 1970s and early 1980s. An ideal place for exercising in the morning, it also attracts crowd who are looking for spectacular views of the city’s skyline and witness beautiful sunsets In the evening.

3. Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif

Planning for a Doha city tour? If your answer is a yes, then do not miss out on visiting the Souq Waqif which is a one-stop place for shopping, and dining. Known to be one of the top Doha attractions, one can walk around the alleys, admire the architectural marvels, shop for embroideries, spices, perfumes, oud (an exotic incense made from agarwood), and more. Also if you have a layover at Qatar, this is one of the best places to visit in Doha near the airport.

Timings: 7.30 AM to 12.30 PM, and 3.30 PM to 10 PM

4. Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Stadium

Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Stadium

There is no dearth of places to visit in Doha as places like Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Stadium keeps the travelers on toes by offering enough recreation activities to keep them busy and entertained. Consisting of 21 courts for tennis, this stadium is the best a sports fanatic could explore.

Location: Al Majles Twain Street, Al Dafna, Doha, Qatar
Timings: Open 24 Hours

5. Aspire Park

Aspire Park

Considered to be one of the ideal places to visit in Qatar with family, Aspire Park is one of the largest parks in the Gulf region, and is one of Qatar’s finest landscapes. Another attraction the park has to offer is the Torch Tower, or also known as the Aspire Tower. It is an astonishing 300m high building which served as a giant torch for the 15th Asian Games, and is now a beautiful hotel. Make sure you add it to your itinerary while planning your holidays as it is one of the top places to visit in Qatar during summer.

Location: Aspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
Timings: 8 AM to 12 AM

6. Katara Cultural Village

Katara Cultural Village

Located at the eastern coast between West Bay and The Pearl, lies the famous Katara Cultural Village which is one of the best places to visit in Doha. It is home to huge events like the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, TEDx Doha, and Ajyal Youth Film Festival. The buildings and facilities in the cultural village is arranged to provide a look and get a feel like that of a traditional Qatari Al Fareej.

Timings: Open 24 Hours

7. The Pearl

Pearl

Located offshore of Doha’s West Bay Lagoon area, the Pearl is an artificial island that is much famed for being the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. Considered to be one of the popular places to visit in Doha, tourists visit this to shop in the many high-end retail shops in the area, or simply to walk along the beautiful boardwalk overlooking the marina.

8. Qatar National Museum

Qatar National Museum

Qatar National Museum is the second largest museum in Doha and presents tourists with an impressive range of relics and artifacts. One of the famous Doha sightseeing, this famous museum is a fine example of Arabian culture which won the Agha Khan award for rehabilitation of Islamic architecture in 1980. A must-visit attraction, one can enjoy several kinds of exhibitions that are arranged at different times of the year.

9. Islamic Cultural Centre (FANAR)

Islamic Cultural Centre (FANAR)

The Islamic Cultural Centre in Doha, also known as Fanar is located within the spiral mosque near Souq Waqif. This cultural centre acts as a charitable organization that is aimed to help non-Muslims be more informed about Islam and its culture through various activities such as exhibitions, tours of the centre, and even Arabic courses. One of the ideal places to visit in Qatar with families, Fanar is also close to Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art that can also be combined with your visit to the FANAR.

Timings: 5 AM to 8 PM; Closed on Fridays

10. Sealine Beach Resort

Sealine Beach Resort

Known to be one of the top places to visit in Qatar during summer is the Sealine Beach Resort. An oasis of tranquility, this resort is located amidst the dunes of the Arabian desert by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. Other than reveling in a luxurious stay, one can rent a dune buggy on the beach near the resort and go for dune bashing as well, which remains a popular sport with both Qataris and travelers.

Location: Sealine Beach Road, Mesaieed, Qatar

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Ashima’s Jordan Petra Travel Will Grab The Attention Of All The History Buffs

Many ancient travelers roamed the world, discovering new lands and making history. Driven by feeling of knowing the unknown, they passionately made journeys alone and in groups.And now we have travelers who are so intrigued by the history of certain places that takes them far, very far. On such history-buff cum traveler is Ashima, who went on a mind-blowing Jordan Petra travel journey with her girls-gang and called it is a casual “annual vacation” when asked. So moved by the history and culture of this place, she has shared her wonderful experience with us.

Petra, being one of the 7 Wonders of the World, was the main factor for short-listing Jordan as our next travel destination. We contacted TravelTriangle to plan our trip and their agent was very helpful in customising it exactly the way we wanted it, keeping our preferences in mind. The entire team was responsive and helpful throughout the engagement with them.

Jordan has a mix of people, from Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Bedous and it was very interesting to observe how this relatively new country has been able to synthesize people from various erstwhile nationalities to assimilate and absorb a new national identity and form an amalgamated culture.

Cost: INR 206600
Duration: 8 days
No. of people: 2 Adults, 0 Children
Inclusions: Airfare, Arrival Assistance, Accommodation, Transportation, all entry fees, breakfast and dinner, 4×4 ride in Wadi Rum, Petra by Night, guides
Exclusions: Lunch, Personal Expenses

Day 1: Arrival in Amman | Hotel Check-in
Day 2: Explore Amman
Day 3: Departure from Amman | Visit Madaba | Arrive Aqaba
Day 4: Explore Aqaba
Day 5: Tour to Petra
Day 6: Petra By Night
Day 7: Visit Wadi Rum
Day 8: Visit Dead Sea

Accompany us on our journey, as we take you through the roads we travelled by…

Amman – The Stunning Capital

jordan

 hub of restaurants

Amman is the magical capital of Jordan, where at one moment you would feel the throb of a modern lifestyle and the very next moment skip a heartbeat seeing its ancient ruins. Amman is a city that embraces its past and lives its present, everyday. This being the first destination of the trip, our excitement levels were at its zenith. We started with the King Abdullah Mosque, a beautiful and grand religious structure crowned by a blue mosaic domb. Then we headed to the Roman ruins where we saw the Amman Citadel and amphitheatre. You have to visit this place to know what it really feels like, when you find yourself standing amidst the ruins of a glorious past. This was quite overwhelming, so we moved on to something lighter – shopping!

Rainbow Street is a happening hub of restaurants and shops in Jordan and is popular among the locals and travelers alike. We spent our time exploring the shops and local eateries here.

Madaba – An Ancient Town

Mount Nebo

old city

pieced together as a mosaic

Stunning
Capital

On our way to Aqaba, we stopped by this ancient and artistic town in Jordan, called
Madaba. A highlight of this town is the mosaic map of the Holy Land dating back to the 6th-century. The map forms a part of the floor mosaic of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. It is the world famous map of the region, pieced together as a mosaic. We got to know about amazing details the map had like river-fish swimming upstream at the confluence to the sea, to keep away from the salt water.

Our next stop was Mount Nebo, which was a religious pilgrimage spot for many Jews. This is an elevated ridge of a mountain range in Jordan, called Abarim. We got to know that Mount Nebo has reference in the Hebrew Bible as the place where “God has granted Moses a view of the Promised Land.”

Aqaba – The Gorgeous Port City

Aqaba

mesmerising experience

best expirience

 

From green hills to myriad rock formations to the lovely aquamarine sea. It took a long drive past several different landscapes to reach this place. Aqaba is an old city located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea. At Aqaba, we hired a basic boat which took us to the reef and we jumped in, to snorkel. We regret taking off our life jackets because swimming in the sea is different and a bit challenging as compared to swimming in a pool. We returned exhausted, and had to cancel our of deep sea diving.

Another highlight of this place was the beach and the pools at the hotel. Swimming with shoals of fish was a mesmerising experience. And equally divine was the feeling that we got by taking a dip in any of the myriad pools in the hotel, including a hot water jacuzzi.

Petra – The Queen Of All Destinations

popular archaeological

 pink sandstone cliffs

petra

detailed tombs

 

Our next trip was to the most awaited spot in Jordan, Petra. This popular archaeological site which dates back to 300 B.C is one of the 7 Wonders in the World. A highlight of Petra experience is walking through the tall multi-hued canyon, called the Siq. And just around the bend, through the gap, what a dramatic sight awaits you! We entered a complex of elaborately detailed tombs and temples, skilfully carved into pink sandstone cliffs. This is why the place is also known as “Rose City”. A magnificent edifice among all the other structures was The Treasury, a 45-meter high temple featuring a detailed, Greek-style facade. We spent half-an-hour just admiring all the facets of this beautiful monument, ostensibly built in honour of the departed souls.

Another plan we were looking forward to was the walking tour at night, known as the “Petra by Night”. This is one of the best ways to experience the unique nightlife in Jordan. We were so excited about it that we built our plan around it, because it’s available only on selected days of the week. This walk took through the journey of Petra from Nabataean settlement and until the end of the Roman Empire.

Wadi Rum – The Valley Of The Moon

Wadi Rum

The Valley Of The Moon

After Petra and all the other experiences in Jordan, we prepared to be astonished again. Our next destination, Wadi Rum is a rugged valley that feature many striking sandstone and granite rock formations. This desert-valley has moon-like landscapes because which it is also known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’. The highlight at Wadi Rum was the bone jingling 4×4 ride to view the sunset. It took us about 2 hours to reach, but the views of the magnificent formations, twisted and cut by the wind, and water erosion was a sight to behold.

Dead Sea – Nature’s Wonder

dead sea

Red Sea

Among all the places to visit in Jordan listed in our itinerary, the final one was the Dead Sea. This unique salt lake makes you float on the water due to its very high salt ratio. This is one of those places that you can tag in facebook or post pictures of, in Twitter. But honestly, the water is so saline that after spending 10 minutes in the sea, my skin could not take the burning.

  • Aqaba has some of the lovely beaches of Jordan owned by some of the top end Hotels. Try to buying beach access (reasonable rates) through the hotel are staying at
  • Do not remove your life jackets while swimming in the sea
  • Make sure you do not miss the ‘Petra by Night’ walk
  • Due to the high conversion rates, Jordan is an expensive destination. Explore options before you shop here

Ashima and her girls-gang have drawn a beautiful picture on their Jordan Petra travel by sharing their journey, experiences and amazements. Why not make some memories of your own by planning a trip to Jordan with you family or friends and discover this bewitching destination in your way?

 

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Read How A Trip To Singapore In April Made For A Great Anniversary Celebration

Singapore is one of the world’s most-visited destinations and the island city state welcomes all kinds of travelers to have a time of their lives. From honeymooners to families with kids, everyone undergoes a splendid travel experience here and goes back with amazing memories. Debosmita and her husband would totally agree with this, as they themselves felt the same. If you want to know how, then scroll through to know how the two spent their trip to Singapore in April.

One of the most-renowned Southeast Asian countries, Singapore enticed us both, especially after our visit to Mauritius for honeymoon. The beaches, awe-striking tourist attractions, and the nightlife always intrigued and we wanted to make our anniversary as special as our honeymoon. This is why we decided to visit Singapore – the Lion City.

Let’s share with you about the package we took for our trip to Singapore in April:

To: Singapore
From: Delhi
Trip Type: Couple trip
Trip Duration: 4 Days
Inclusions: Airport transfers, Breakfast, Visa, Sightseeing, Cab, Travel Insurance, GST
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Airfare, Entrance fees

Here is the itinerary our travel consultant prepared for our travel to Singapore in April. The itinerary was carefully created to ensure we cover most of the tourist attractions that this island city state is known for.

Day 1: Check-in, night safari
Day 2: Singapore city tour
Day3: A visit to the Universal Studios
Day 4: Leave for the airport

Though our trip went quite amazing but the weather was a bit unpredictable. It would rain anytime and in an hour you’ll see the sun shining. There were times when it was cloudy and it would rain literally anytime of the day. Since we went in the month of April, such weather conditions were bound to occur. Weather of Singapore in April observes light winds and there are thunderstorms in some intervals but it overall remains pleasant. However, we made sure that we cover almost everything without getting bogged down by the inconsistency of the weather.

Our one week in Singapore was completely worthwhile owing to all exceptional experiences we underwent in this country. Each experience has been elaborately described below!

1. Exploring The Nightlife

 Exploring The Nightlife

enjoying their heart out

It is definitely an experience in itself

After resting well at the hotel to get over the tiredness of our journey, we planned to visit the clubs of Singapore. The local clubs and pubs to familiarise ourselves with the lifestyle, culture, amd nightlife of the island city state. I remember how vibrant the ambiance was at night and we both simply had the time of our lives partying together and seeing everyone around us enjoying their heart out. It was definitely an experience in itself!

2. A Visit To The Marvelous Gardens By The Bay

amazing nature park in Marina Gardens

 tall waterfall

enjoying

incomplete if we didn't go at this place

The next morning we set out for the Gardens by the Bay – the amazing nature park in Marina Gardens. On our visit we realised that planning to visit this tourist attraction in the morning is the ideal thing to do, as it is not crowded and you can easily explore it the way you want. While we were inside, we visited the Cloud Forest. Cloud Forest was a site worth witnessing, the 115-feet tall waterfall is one of the highlights while the Cloud Mountain is quite a unique structure here! At night, we ended our day here by witnessing the stunning light and sound show.

3. A Safari To Remember

 Enjoy at Marina bay sands

most-visited tourist attractions in the country

best moments

The trip to Singapore in April for our anniversary would have been incomplete if we didn’t go for the night safari. The day began with us relaxing at our hotel itself. We swam and rejuvenated ourselves for the experience that awaited us. The night safari was one of the best experiences we had here.

4. A Blissful City Tour

Best experience Singapore flyer

 significance of the nation

sitting at singapore flyer

beyond our expectations, to our surprise

The Singapore city tour went beyond our expectations, to our surprise. We went to the Merlion Park – a tourist attraction that was mandatory to visit in Singapore. We also went for a ride on Singapore Flyer – a spellbinding experience. When we were on it, we could not only see the entire island city state of Singapore but also some part of Malaysia as well as Indonesia. This tour helped us learn more about the cultural significance of the nation.

5. The Much-Awaited Visit To Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island

This place is a world of its own

 Experience At Universal Studios

Afterall, what’s a Singapore trip without a visit to the most amazing Sentosa Island! This is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the country for all the right reasons. Sentosa Island is a spot that attracts people from all over the world to the country of Singapore. We had a great time here and we came across many tourists as well as locals here. This place is a world of its own and we loved it too. We felt that our Singapore travel in April was complete after we experienced the vibe of Sentosa Island.

6. A Relishing Experience At Universal Studios

Blissful City Tour

thrilling and fun experience in this theme park

 

first Hollywood theme park in Southeast Asia

made us relive our childhood days

This is considered to be the first Hollywood theme park in Southeast Asia. We had a thrilling and fun experience in this theme park and we enjoyed our hearts out. Everything about Universal Studios Singapore is quite amazing and we loved every moment at this attraction. The thrilling rides simply made us relive our childhood days and were equally thrilling.

We checked in to Value Hotel Thomson located in Balestier Road. We stayed at a standard double room, which was quite cosy. The room service was quick and the staff was quite hospitable as well as welcoming. This hotel property was at a distance of 2-3 kilometers from marketplace. The transportation in Singapore is not expensive and this is why exploring the local shops from our property wasn’t a task.

  • If you’re going for a night safari, you should plan accordingly by keeping a check on the weather – if it’s raining, you won’t be able to enjoy the animal shows, as they get cancelled
  • If you want to enjoy the tourist attractions without any hassle, make sure you plan your visit on a weekday. On public holidays or weekends, these attractions are quite crowded
  • Since the weather in Singapore is quite unpredictable, it is suggested that you keep an umbrella handy with you always
  • When you’re going for the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure at Universal Studios, then don’t forget to wear a raincoat or carry extra clothing, as you’ll be drenched while enjoying the ride

Our trip to Singapore in April was something we will cherish forever, all thanks to the TravelTriangle team. The agent helped us beyond our expectations and was always available. Since we planned our honeymoon to Mauritius with TravelTriangle only and we couldn’t be more content, they were the first to come in our mind when we decided to go to Singapore for our anniversary celebrations.

If Debosmita’s travel experience during her trip to Singapore in April has made you want to pack you bags and take a flight to this Southeast Asian country, then don’t think too much! Plan your Singapore vacay the right way by taking clues from the couple’s exciting vacation.

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5 Days In Kerala With Family That Were Sheer Bliss And Gave Us The Time To Reconnect

God’s Own Country’ or as it’s better known as Kerala, is one of the best places to plan a vacation to when it comes to plan a getaway and spend some quality time with family. With its pristine backwaters, beautiful gardens, scenic mountain views and lush green landscapes, Kerala offers you an unforgettable and picturesque vacation. This incredible destination should be on every traveler’s list and while Preetham was looking for a getaway to take a break from the monotony of everyday life, what better than the picturesque views and beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Read along to find out more about his experiences in ‘God’s Own Country’.

We are a family of 5 and it won’t be wrong to say that all of us are people who love being in close contact with nature and have a leisurely vacation. We love being at places that offer a lot to explore and have a variety of places to visit. Kerala to us seemed like the perfect destination for it fits in all of those points and offers more. Spending 5 days in Kerala with family was all that I needed to rejuvenate and refresh. The hospitality and management at every place was amazing. Thanks to TravelTriangle for making our trip a hassle-free and memorable experience. The trip was a complete value for money experience. Definitely coming back to these guys for more!

  • Details Of Our Family Trip To Kerala
  • Here Is The Day-Wise Itinerary Of Our Kerala Trip
  • The Amazing Things That We Did Which Made Our Trip An Unforgettable Experience
  • How To Reach Kerala
  • What To Pack For Kerala Trip
  • Do’s & Don’ts
  • Tips For Planning How To Spend 5 Days In Kerala With Family
  • TOur Experience With TravelTriangle
  • Common Queries For Planning A Trip To Kerala

Trip Type: Family Trip

Cost: INR 37,600 Per Person

Duration: 4 Nights 5 Days

No. Of People: 4 Adults, 1 Child

Inclusions: Breakfast, Sightseeing, Transfers, Accommodation

Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner

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Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Visiting Munnar
Day 3: Elephant Ride and Jeep Safari
Day 4: A day at Alleppey
Day 5: Departure

Here are some of the best experiences that we had during our most unforgettable trip to Kerala which included exploring the wildlife parks, witnessing the backwaters and many more.

1. A Visit To Blossom Park

lush greenery

captivating

huge trees

rode an elephant

fascinating

incredible experience

We had never seen such a wide variety of flowers together making a visit to Blossom Park an incredible experience in itself. The lush greenery and huge trees added to the beauty making it even more captivating. We visited other places such as Mattupetty Lake and Dam and rode an elephant for the first time in our lives on our Kerala tour for 5 days and it was fascinating to say the least.

2. Taking The Off-Road Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari

greenery

adventurous

purity

lord ganesha

A trek to an ideal, off-beat, lesser known place known as Gavi Forest is all that we needed to be lost in the wilderness. It was a part of our 5 day trip to Kerala. The ride was fun-filled and adventurous. At the forest we came across a wide variety of wildlife which was genuinely a treat to watch. We had a time of our life while we were on this Safari for the thrill it offered. We say visiting Thekkady and undertaking the Off-Road Jeep Safari is a must. Our Kerala 5 days itinerary was a lot of fun and we will always cherish the moments.

3. A Day At The Backwaters (Shikara Boat Ride)

luxurious houseboats

comfort and luxury

unbound beauty

 beauty of Kerala

When we spent time during our Kerala Trip Plan for 5 days amidst backwaters surrounded by Mango and Coconut trees, we wanted the trip to be eternal. The backwaters offered us a respite from everything and we felt that the best way to soak in the purity and the unbound beauty of Kerala is by staying in one of the luxurious houseboats. The gorgeous views of flora and fauna and the comfort and luxury it offered was immense and made our experience worthwhile.

There are different ways to reach Kerala. The best and the fastest way to reach via airplane. It is very convenient and a hassle free journey to Kerala.

Train’s too are very effective and super cheap.

  • Do not carry heavy bags if you are planning to visit several cities
  • Always carry mineral water
  • Do negotiate before hiring a houseboat
  • Do not go out post 7 PM in Munnar and Thekkady as it gets a lot of fog and wild animals come out.
  • If you are planning for Kerala, then keep at least 5-7 days of time
  • While Alleppey and Munnar are the most popular destinations do not miss Thekkady.
  • Try to plan your trip during weekdays so that you find lesser crowd and you enjoy to the fullest.
  • Elephant ride, Off road jeep safari, Shikara boat ride are a must.
  • Do not miss ayurvedic massage in Kerala. It’s very relaxing.

Our experience with TravelTriangle was the best one we had till date. The best part was I got four quotes which gave me options to explore and choose the most suitable one. Right from start TravelTriangle’s agents were very helpful in every aspect. Each day of my trip, I got a call from TravelTriangle’s associate to check if I am facing any problems. Everything was perfectly managed. A special thanks to Rocking trips.

As our experience of how we spent 5 days in Kerala would have told you, the destination is a heaven for those who want to experience some extremely beautiful beaches and backwaters. There is so much to see you will be shocked but more than that you will be spellbound for a small place has so much to explore. So, think no more and go ahead and plan your trip to Kerala with TravelTriangle for some thrill. And happy times

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10 Resorts In Sawai Madhopur That Are So Classy You Wouldn’t Want To Go Back Home!

Have you been looking for an escape into the wild where you can actually stay in the lap of nature? Well, we have found just the perfect place for you! The state of Rajasthan houses some of the best resorts in Sawai Madhopur that are located near to the national park and offer utmost luxury. In fact, even the experiences that these resorts offer are so soul-satisfying that you wouldn’t want to go back home.

So, now that you can completely imagine the bliss you’d get to experience while staying at these resorts, don’t wait much and scroll down, pick the one resort that suits your pocket the most, and head out for your Rajasthan holiday before it gets too late!

10. Ranthambhore National Resort

ranthambore national resort

Located on the Ranthambore Road, this is one of the best resorts in Sawai Madhopur that would let you experience the old-world charm of the city with modern day comforts. You can either stay in a contemporary tent or relax in an elegant room, after getting yourself pampered with an Ayurvedic massage and a dip in the pool.

room in ranthambore national park

Price: INR 2,399 to INR 4,600 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5
Location: Ranthambore Road, Opposite Saras Dairy, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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9. Regenta Resort Vanya Mahal

facade of regenta resort

A perfect amalgamation of the old-world charm and the contemporary elegance, this resort offers an experience that you would remember & cherish lifelong. Its generous hospitality & luxurious amenities make it an ideal accommodation for both families and couples. So, if enjoying some peaceful time in the land of royalty is all you want, stay only at Regenta Resort.

pool of regenta resort

Price: INR 3,100 to INR 7,200 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Location: Subhash Nagar, Railway Colony, Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan
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8. Tiger Safari Resort

tiger safari resort

Superb architecture, elegantly designed, and perfectly located, the Tiger Safari Resort is one of the city’s best if you’re looking for a value for money experience. Apart from luxury, it also lets its guests indulge in the authentic Rajasthani cuisines, folk music, and dance. If not anything else, a stay at this place would definitely make you fall in love with the state’s culture.

pool in tiger resort

Price: INR 1,800 to INR 2,500 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5
Location: Ranthambore Road, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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7. Jungle View Resort Ranthambhore

view of jungle resort at night

An eco-friendly budget jungle camp resort, this place guarantees the most blissful stay in the city. It is situated in the heart of Sawai Madhopur and is only a ten-minute drive from the main safari gates of the Ranthambore National Park. that offers visitors to Ranthambore National Park. Also, both its hospitality and ambiance is outstanding.

jungle resort

Price: INR 6,000 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Location: Ranthambore Road, Khilchipur, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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6. The Pugmark ( A Wildlife Resort)

rooms in pugmark resort

Of all the resorts in Sawai Madhopur, The Pugmark is one place, which is truly an epitome of luxury. Nestled on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park, this resort offers soul-satisfying experiences with its modern-day amenities and royalty-like hospitality. So, be it a family holiday or a trip with your partner, you can always count on this place for a surreal staycation.

drinks near pool in pugmark resort

Price: INR 4,600 and above (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5
Location: Village Khilchipur, Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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5. Ranthambore Mount Valley Resort

exterior of mount valley rsort

With an outdoor swimming pool and a garden, the Mount Valley Ranthambore Resort offers an opportunity to its guests to get up close and personal with nature. Its elegantly designed rooms boast of all the amenities that you can think of and a stay here surely never disappoints. So, if you wish to stay at an affordable place to in the city with all the facilities, look no further.

mount valley resort

Price: INR 3,800 to INR 6,300 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
Location: Near, Ranthambore Rd, Vivekanandapuram, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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4. Ranthambore Forest Resort

ranthambore forest resort

Comprising of historic-style cottages, the Ranthambore Forest Resort outshines all the hotels and resorts in Sawai Madhopur. Its ambiance is heartwarming and hospitality is homelike, and a stay here is absolutely luxurious. And whether you wish to explore the nature’s wonders or just relax in its lap, this place is idyllic for it all.

facade with pool of forest resort

Price: INR 4,200 to INR 6,900 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5
Location: Ranthambore Road, Opposite Jhoomar Baori Gate, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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3. The Tigress Spa And Resort

facade of tigress resort

A premium resort located right next to the Ranthambore National Park, The Tigress Spa And Resort offers an experience like none other in the city. From letting you literally stay in the lap of nature to soaking in ultimate luxury, this place truly knows how to win every guest’s heart. In for a soul-satisfying experience? Stay here.

tigress resort

Price: INR 9,500 to INR 18,500 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Location: Village Khilchipur Near Helipad, Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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2. The Sher Garh Resort

sher garh resort

The Sher Garh is a royal heritage resort, which is located amidst some beautifully landscaped gardens in Sherpur. Its proximity to the national park lets every guest enjoy an unsurpassed view of the jungle from their classic rooms. What’s more? You can enjoy a swim in the pool, indulge in lip-smacking cuisines, and rejuvenate with an Ayurvedic spa right after you come back to the resort from your safari expedition.

pool view of sher garh

Price: INR 5,200 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
Location: Sherpur, Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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1. Jungle Vilas

fancy table near pool in juble vilas

Amongst all the luxury resorts in Sawai Madhopur, the Jungle Vilas is undoubtedly the best place to stay, especially if you’re visiting the city with your partner. Apart from all the amenities that this resort offers, it is its location, which is on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park that makes it such an exclusive retreat.

jungle vilas room

Price: INR 9,000 to INR 12,500 (double-sharing)
TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
Location: Village Khilchipur, Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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Can’t wait to plan a relaxing holiday at these resorts in Sawai Madhopur? We absolutely understand. But before you begin, make sure you pick the best of these and get your Rajasthan holiday package customized with TravelTriangle for a one-of-its-kind experience!

 

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10 Best USA Hotels For A Relaxing American Vacation

The United States is a great place for a vacation, with the glittering metropolises and the vast countryside offering all you can ask of a holiday. Megacities such as Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago are also great cultural centres where one can see the most stunning skylines in the world, find the best restaurants in the world to dine, enjoy music at old school blues and jazz clubs or simply attend a ball game at the country’s most iconic sporting arenas. And to add some more element to these experiences, stay at some of the best USA Hotels.

Holidaying in the States is a fun and varied experience, and you can double the by staying at some of the best USA hotels for a fabulous Stateside vacation. From budget, medium budget, to luxury, we have listed the best options in all three categories right here:

1. The Peninsula

The Peninsula

Located downtown, The Peninsula combines a little bit of Hong Kong flair with the charm of the Windy City. The Peninsula Spa has earned rave reviews from several health mags, and is counted amongst the best in-house spas at USA hotels. The Shanghai Terrace restaurant is a great place for some authentic Cantonese food, and combined with the lights of the city at night, is great for a dinner date.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Starting price: INR 27,462
Google rating: 4.7/5 | TripAdvisor rating: 5/5
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2. The Beekman

The Beekman

The Beekman often makes it to lists of 10 best hotels in USA, and is certainly one of the best hotels in New York, USA. While you may be in love with the view outside the window, the post-modern chic decor, with Asian lamps and custom leather headboards, takes the experience to another level. The best part about the Beekman is its two world class restaurants. Tom Colicchio’s Temple Court is a signature American joint, while Augustine bears Keith McNally’s name and is known for brasserie style food. In the five-star category, it is one of the cheap hotels in USA.

Location: New York City
Starting price: INR 20,639
Google rating: 4.6/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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3. The Jefferson

The Jefferson

Located within walking distance of the National Mall, The Jefferson is one of the iconic USA hotels and has been the go-to place for all kinds of high ranking diplomats and dignitaries that visit the capital. Opt for the suite here for larger room space and a coffee machine for your personal use. Some of the rooms here offer a great view of the Washington Monument.

Location: Washington DC
Starting price: INR 22,747
Google rating: 4.7/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
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4. The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

This Los Angeles hotel has seen its fair share of Hollywood divas stay here, making it one of the more famous hotels in USA. If legends like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor are not enough to get you excited, hold onto your hats. The Sunset Boulevard location is probably the most glamorous address in America and The Polo Lounge sees Hollywood starlets drop by often.

Location: Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Starting price: INR 80,355
Google rating: 4.6/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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5. Halekulani

Halekulani

On the list of the most beautiful USA hotels, the Halekulani would certainly figure at the top. With enviable views of the Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, the Hawaii establishment is a luxurious place to spend your island vacation. Though the rooms are surely comfy and spacious, it is the SpaHalekulani that stands out and offers distinctly Polynesian therapeutic treatments.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Starting price: INR 39,884
Google rating: 4.7/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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6. Grand del Mar

Grand del Mar

One of the popular 5 star hotels in USA, Grand del Mar is the perfect stay for your relaxing Cali vacation. Located 20 km from San Diego in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, Grand del Mar is part of the Fairmont group of luxury hotels in USA. The hotel is an out and out luxury statement – there is a golf course here designed by Tom Fazio himself, and the two restaurants Addison and Amaya are known for their French and Mediterranean cuisine and California wine.

Location: San Diego
Starting price: INR 50,170
Google rating: 4.8/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
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7. The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor

While the Eastern and Western coasts offer the trappings of megalopolises where anything is possible, the flyover states often are full of breathtaking views. The Broadmoor is themed to optimise your experience of the state of Colorado. With its Old World interiors, tennis courts and golf courses, and the gourmet dinners at La Taverne, The Broadmoor is one of the best hotels in USA to enjoy the Rockies.

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Starting price: INR 24,018
Google rating: 4.7/5 | TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
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8. The Dewberry

The Dewberry

The Dewberry is steeped in South Carolinian charm of the Old South world. A frequent finalist on the list of top 10 hotels in USA, the rooms here are spacious, clean, and decorated with hand-painted wallpaper. The restaurant here, Henrietta’s, is a retro furnished wooded room that offers international as well as local dishes. Some of Charleston’s most famous sights are nearby, including the Battery and the city market.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Starting price: INR 20,776
Google rating: 4.6/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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9. Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm

Celebrated for its rural charm and renowned brand of Southern hospitality, the hotel is based in a functioning farm, so all food at the two restaurants – The Barn and The Dogwood – are locally sourced. It is also one of the few hotels in USA with private pools. The local wine and the Cottage Rooms with indoor as well as outdoor fireplaces are some of the best features of the place.

Location: Walland, Tennessee
Starting price: INR 44,263
Google rating: 4.7/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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10. The Hay Adams

The Hay Adams

The Hay-Adams is named after its most famous former tenants – Secretary of State John Hay and journo Henry Adams, and is one of the top hotels in USA. This DC hotel is the place to stay in the capital if you are a fan of history. The hotel decor lives up to the part with its period neutral overtones and wooden panels. The Lafayette Room is the restaurant/dining room at the hotel that has charmed guests with its colonial undertones, fine service, and great food.

Location: Washington, DC
Starting price: INR 25,920
Google rating: 4.6/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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If you are planning to visit the United States soon, this list of hotels in USA is what you should consider while picking a place to stay! Book your US vacation with TravelTriangle for the best trip of your life!

 

1. The Venetian & Palazzo, Las Vegas – 8,107 Rooms
2. The MGM Grand, Las Vegas – 6582 Rooms
3. Disney’s All-Start Resorts, Orlando – 5,525 Rooms
4. Wynn Las Vegas & Encore, Las Vegas – 4,734 Rooms
5. Luxor, Las Vegas – 4,408 Rooms

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Shopping In Switzerland: A Handy Guide On What To Buy & From Where

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Switzerland is a dreamlike holiday destination for all. Shopping experience in Switzerland is equally fascinating and mesmeric. When you are planning for Switzerland, do keep extra space in your luggage, so that you can pick the best of stylish clothes, accessories, perfumes and chocolates. From glittering malls to swanky boutique stores; shopping in Switzerland can be a whole lot of fun and thrill.


Here comes the ready-made Switzerland shopping guide, just for you. Go through this for a hearty and delightful retail therapy experience and some Switzerland shopping tips.

Scroll down to know what awaits you to pamper the shopaholic in you and even if you aren’t craving much, there’s a little bit for every one to explore in Switzerland.

1. Maurice de Mauriac – The most acclaimed luxury watch store

luxury watch store In Switzerland

Swiss watch is renowned worldwide and acclaimed by all. Maurice de Mauriac is one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in Zurich, Switzerland, where one can find exclusive and varied options of luxury watches. This is the flagship store of this vintage watch company, attracting visitors from all over the World. So, if you have a dream to pick the best swiss watch for you, search no further and head to Maurice de Mauriac for an incredible experience of shopping in Switzerland.

Location: Tödistrasse 48, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm. The shop is closed on Sundays.
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2. Negozio Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet – Slurrp is the word!

Negozio Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

What happens when you enter a sprawling shop, full of super tasty and delicious chocolates? Your dream comes true! Negozio Lindt Chocolate is a huge factory outlet, with collections of exotic varieties of Lindt chocolates, at economic rates. From dark chocolate, milk chocolate to liquor chocolate and bonbons; this amazing Lindt Chocolate factory outlet has got it all. If you are planning shopping in Switzerland, you simply cannot miss this one

Location: Pilgerweg 58, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland
Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm. The place is closed on Sundays.
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3. Bahnhofstrasse 31 – An amazing shopping arcade in Zurich

place for shopping

Located at the heart of Zurich; Bahnhofstrasse 31 is the most happening arcades that makes Switzerland shopping experience wonderful and memorable. If you are looking for a place that will take care of all your shopping needs, there is none other than Bahnhofstrasse 31. With luxury apparel brands, jewelries, fragrances to chocolates, cafes and bistros; Bahnhofstrasse 31 always looks dazzling and remains buzzing with tourists.

Location: 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

4. Scotch & Soda – The vintage shop

Scotch & Soda

Don’t go by the funky name! Scotch and Soda is a leading apparel chain of Amsterdam, which has 190 stores all over the globe. Primarily dealing with fashionable outfits for men, women and kids, this boutique shop is a popular name among fashion specialists, tourists and locals. If trendy outfits and latest fashion is what you are looking at; do visit this sprawling store of Scotch & Soda in Zurich, Switzerland.

Location: Rämistrasse 6, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Opening hours: On all days of the week from 10 am to 7 pm, except Sunday.
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5. Limited Stock – For an unusual shopping experience

known for crafted objects

Wish to experience something unusual and different? Just head to Limited Stock- a fascinating shop in Zurich, dealing with a range of quirky and extraordinary products, since 2005. Perfectly located in the back alley of an old township of Spiegelgasse; this store features ranges of artisan-crafted special objects like porcelain jewellery, hand made gardening tools, crockeries, glass items, sculptures and handcrafted artefacts.

Location: Spiegelgasse 22, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Opening hours: All days of week from 11 am to 6:30 pm, except Sundays and Mondays.
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6. Freitag – For stylish and trendy accessories

Freitag

Freitag is a globally famous brand for bags, conceptualised and designed by Daniel and Markus Freitag. Started in 1993, this brand gradually won the hearts of many and this is their flagship store in Zürich, Switzerland. Featuring colourful and impeccably designed bags, laptop bags, travel bags, bumper, shoulder bags and messenger; Freitag is a must visit to pamper the shopaholic in you.

Location: Geroldstrasse 17 Zürich, Switzerland 8005
Opening hours: 10:30 am to 7 pm
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7. Lele Pyp – A luxury footwear store

Lele Pyp

If you want to go outlet shopping in Switzerland, Lele Pyp is the place for you. Founded by three Swiss siblings Stephanie, Samantha and Bernardo Müller Knab, the Lele Pyp is a high-end footwear store in Meilen. If you are in Switzerland, shopping for trendy and stylish footwear like pumps, peep toes, heels, stelatoes and flats; there is no better place than Lele Pyp.

Location: Rainstrasse 49, 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
Opening hours: 10 am to 6:30 pm. The place is open on all days except Sundays.
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8. Harrison Spirit – Taking home décor to a new level

Harrison Spirit

Looking for options to shopping in Zurich, Switzerland? Pick some sober, trendy and artistic home décor stuff from Harrison Spirit- a top class furniture store in Switzerland. Classy furniture, virtual design and interior décor ideas and execution are the highlights of the store. Don’t miss their vibrant stock of upholstery and knick knacks and pick the best one that suits your taste and preferences. If you want to do some cheap shopping in Switzerland, decor items and kick-knacks are the things you can buy.

Location: Morgartenstrasse 22, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday; 11 am to 7 pm
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9. Particules en Suspension – The colourful gift store

Particules en Suspension

The Switzerland shopping guide is never complete without this fascinating and all-inclusive store. Particules en Suspension is the one stop solution for all kinds of accessories and trendy stuff. From stylish bags, games, lampshades and trendy home décor to food items like cookies and peanut butter, Particules en Suspension has got everything. This is the best option for those looking for budget shopping in Switzerland.

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 7 pm
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Like sightseeing and thrilling activities, shopping in Switzerland should be an integral part of your Swiss holiday. While chalking out Switzerland holiday package, do keep time for a hearty retail therapy.

 

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15 Homestays In Manali You Must Consider Staying In For Your 2019 Vacay

Being a popular hill station in the country, Manali experiences an influx of tourists around the year. Families and honeymooners find their own paradise here, indulging in several activities and attractions during their visit. Taking a break from this crowd might sound impossible at times, but if you’re staying at the homestays in Manali, you get to connect with your inner peace and the beauty of nature. As we know, a good stay influences our experience about a place, so with the listed properties you need not fret regarding anything.

These homestays showcase local culture through its hospitality, decor and architecture. Most of the listed properties overlook mesmerizing Himalayan views, and also provide you amenities to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable. The homestays are listed according to their tariff, starting with lowest and gradually to the higher side. There’s plenty of information given, so you wouldn’t have to open another tab to Google anything.

Offering the homely comforts and dreamy surroundings, these homestays in the surreal hill town of Manali are perfect for your sojourn.

  • Relax By The Riverside
  • Pir Panjal Cottage
  • Ragri Homestead
  • Pause Homestay
  • Malhaar Homestay
  • Bharhka Countryside Cottage Resort
  • Best View In Entire Manali
  • The Dog On The Hill
  • Forest View Room At The Johnsons
  • Splendid Three Bedroom Wooden Villa
  • North Peace Home Stay
  • New Mannat Home
  • Narayan Vatika Cottage
  • Shantikunj Homestay
  • Black Rock Homestay

1. Relax By The Riverside

relax by riverside

Hosted by a family with army background, this one is definitely among the Manali homestay options to consider if the babbles of river stream strike a chord for you. This simple and inviting homestay gives you three rooms options, starting from basic room to the luxurious one. However, each of it come with its own balcony.

Location: Jagatsukh

What’s special: The decor of this homestay will indeed make you feel at home.

Tariff per night: Starting from INR 1,760

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2. Pir Panjal Cottage

Pir Panjal homestay in Manali

Hosted by Huzefa and Honey, this homestay is located in Village Chidiyari, which is just 1.5 km away from Manali. There is this perfect balance of peace and hustle bustle. As the name suggests, the cottage overlooks the Pir Panjal Mountain Range. There are two guest bedrooms featuring spacious porch, wifi, and hot baths. You also have access to kitchen if you’re a chef on the inside, though there also is a small cafe for your hunger pangs. This is one of the best homestays in Manali for travelers seeking experiential stay, unlike any other.

Location: Kanyal Road

What’s special: The cottage is more than half-a-century old with lush garden. The location is just perfect, offering tranquility.

Tariff per night: INR 1,800 for 2 guests

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3. Ragri Homestead

ragri homestay

Your vacation to Manali will never be the same if you are staying in Ragri Homestead, one of the finest budget homestays in Manali. The property, along with letting you get close with nature’s mystique, flaunts a peek to the local lifestyle with its traditional decor and location. The bedroom comes with a spacious balcony that allows you the view of apple orchards and of course the hill view. The home comes not only with wooden flooring, even the walls are finished using wood.

Location: Naggar

What’s special: The fully wood-furnished decor makes the property stand out!

Tariff per night: INR 2,000

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4. Pause Homestay

pause homestay

Every once in a while, you must pause and let yourself breathe the freshness of nature. Pause Homestay is among the Manali homestay options for you if you seek a connection with nature’s essence. The host stays at the ground floor and the upper two floors are reserved for guests. You have three room options, namely – Cottage double room, Hampta sunrise and Family room, that accommodate two, three and four people, respectively. The property is pet-friendly and does not appreciate smoking in common areas. You also have light breakfast and usage of kitchen included in the room tariff.

Location: Kanyal Road

What’s special: Pause Homestay in Manali gives the best of both worlds, homely feeling and a warm hospitality by the staff.

Tariff per night: Starts from INR 2,000 for two people

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5. Malhaar Homestay

malhar homestay

Malhar Homestays features seven cozy rooms, each of it overlooking the stunning views of snow-capped Himalayas and apple orchards. Come over for a stay and you may also anticipate the finest North Indian dishes being served to you by Anita. This property in our list of top homestays in Manali has about 22 amenities to offer, right from wi-fi, cable tv to free parking. So, if you’re going for a road trip to Manali, you needn’t worry about where your car would be parked.

Location: Aleo region

What’s special: Anita, the host, would be happy to arrange a private Yoga session for you at the patio upstairs. Also, you can hire bike on rent to explore the locale at your own pace.

Tariff per night: INR 2,500 for 2 guests

What guests say: “Staying at MALHAAR, opposite to the Apple orchards in Manali was one of the best travel experiences I have had! Starting with excellent communication with our host Aneeta & Vishal, they answered all our questions which made our trip special. The home is beautiful with spacious rooms with great views. Everything about the experience was first class! Thank you so much guys…Highly recommended.” – Sagar

6. Bharhka Countryside Cottage Resort

bharkha homestay

One of the best family-run homestays near Manali, this property offers you four rooms and two accommodation category. Each room comes with wooden flooring, and you also have a garden and parking area.

Location: Naggar Region

What’s special: The lush surrounding of the property will refresh you from within.

Tariff per night: Starting from INR 2,500

What guests say: “Went to Manali for new year with my friends. The rooms here are really good. The view, the staff, the food everything was great. The staffs here made sure we felt like home. Overall the room was great and really worth visiting . Waiting to go back there..” – Pravin

7. Best View In Entire Manali

best view homestay

A homestay/guesthouse that’s perfect for travelers wanting luxury, this property has 10 guest rooms. It is located in Old Manali, not too far away from the market area, yet to close to seclusion and serenity. The rooms are well-kept and come with ensuite bathrooms. There are four room categories and each of it allows a splendid view of the hills. If you’re looking for homestays in Old Manali, don’t forget to consider this one!

Location: Near Manu Temple

What’s special: The property has dedicated hospitality, perfect for travelers who seek luxury with a personal touch.

Tariff per night: INR 3,000 per night

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8. The Dog On The Hill

dog on the hill homestay

The Dog on the Hill is surrounded by flourishing plantation of pear, apple, apricot, and cherry. There is this perfect balance of seclusion and humdrum here, giving you the best of both worlds. You have four ensuite rooms, overlooking the vista prettified by deodars, fir and Himalayas. This lovely property ensures comfort while also giving you a taste of local artistry. So, if you are looking for homestays near Manali that are closer to nature and also the tourist radar, this one has to be your pick.

Location: Old Manali

What’s special: As the name says it all, the Dog on the Hill is a dog-friendly stay – sounds like a treat for all the dog lovers wanting a getaway to the hills with their beloved.

Tariff per night: INR 4,200 for two guests

What guests say: “Utsav’s place is a hidden gem I. Old Manali! Located at a walkable distance from the Old Manali main road, the walk is dotted with apple trees and traditional houses that belong to the locals. The house is aesthetically designed, has a cute garden and a stunning view from the top. Meha and Utsav are a delight to stay with, super helpful and very nice! They helped us with whatever we needed during our stay whether it be a car to rent or dinner packed. Both me and my mom had a great time. Not to forget, their cocker spaniels, tuko and rango are sweethearts and it was so much fun seeing them with their wagging tails in the morning! Rent this place if you want some peace and quiet but with all the comforts at your doorstep!” – Samiksha

9. Forest View Room At The Johnsons

forest view homestay

Standing up to its name, the Forest View Room is among the homestays near Manali offering ultimate luxury. There are two room categories, namely – garden room on the lower level and the forest view on upper level, which come with private balconies from where you can enjoy views of the woods and the splendid valley. The property gives you plenty of parking space, and you can ask the host to arrange for different activities like paragliding and white water rafting. This is one of the best luxury homestays in Manali.

Location: Manali Nature Park region

What’s special: There is a happening bar and restaurant onsite, where you can not only sample delicious delicacies but also enjoy DJ night, and even wine-tasting. You just have to time it right, or just get in touch with the host regarding the upcoming schedule.

Tariff per night: INR 6,500 for 2 guests

What guests say: The place is as described and the pictures display exactly what you would get. The place is just beautiful. We had a top floor room and the view was amazing. You can see the snow capped peaks from here. The staff is very helpful and very humble. The Hadimba temple and so many other tourist locations are at a walkable distance. The mall is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Good for a stroll every evening for some shopping, food and people watching…… a great variety of the human species can be found here….hahaha… I highly recommend this place. Look no further, this is THE best place. – Vishal

10. Splendid Three Bedroom Wooden Villa

wooden villa 3 room splendid

Surrounded by manicured, this Manali homestay cottage unfurls the Himalayan vibe with its stone facade, wooden flooring and sloped roof. The location is perfect for a traveler, as some of the top tourist attractions of Manali , such as the Mall Road are located in close proximity. Guests can enjoy total privacy and enjoy the views of Solang Valley right from the cottage. You have many modern facilities to look forward too, such as wifi, tv and washer. This three bedroom wooden villa is an ideal option for families and group of friends. When looking for a homestay in Manali near Mall Road, then you can consider this property.

Location: Kanyal Road

What’s special: You can ask the host to arrange for various activities such as skiing and paragliding.

Tariff per night: INR 8,000 (approx) for entire villa

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11. North Peace Home Stay

Window in a room

This property has a lawn as well as a parking space. Provided with kitchen, living room, and private bathroom, the rooms at this homestay ensure comfort to their guests. Facilities like free WiFi, daily housekeeping, on-call medical assistance, power backup, laundry service, bellboy service, and more. The caretaker of the property would reliably look after everything, ensuring you a hassle-free stay. The property also has a business centre.

Location: Hadimba Temple Road Before Royal Enfield Showroom behind khatu shyam temple, Village Nasogi, Manali

What’s special: There are many tourist attractions located close to this property

Tariff per night: INR 720

12. New Mannat Home

Bedroom

This property has been established at a distance of 25 kilometers from Hidimba Devi Temple while Tibetan Monastery is 22 kilometers from it. The rooms have a seating space and are equipped with flat-screen TV. The private bathrooms have free toiletries inside. Vegetarian breakfast is served in the morning and people can sit back and relax at a shared lounge. The property even has a garden where you can enjoy your evening stroll or morning walk. Free WiFi is also provided in this homestay

Location: Vpo Naggar (Manali) distt Kullu Himachal Pradesh near hotel castle

What’s special: You can even get your private parties or business events organized here

Tariff per night: INR 965

13. Narayan Vatika Cottage

Mug in a bedroom

There are various facilities provided by this homestay its guests like medical assistance, wake-up call, laundry, housekeeping, power backup, and more. A parking space and lawn area is also there in this property. The rooms have a living area as well as balcony and the private bathroom has a bathtub, geyser, and essential toiletries. The front desk specifically responds quickly!

Location: Near Sunpark Resorts Bhutani Gompa New Manali, Tehsil and P.O. Manali Distt Kullu

What’s special: The homestay even arranges for get-togethers with bonfire for the guests

Tariff per night: INR 1,152

14. Shantikunj Homestay

girl in a bedroom

This is a bungalow that belong to a hospitable and welcoming family. Outside the cottage, there’s a beautiful garden. This little bungalow feels like a home and is far from the hustle bustle of the city. If you’re looking for a quiet and calming place of stay in Manali, this is where you should come.

Location: Kullu – Naggar – Manali Rd, Jagatsukh, Himachal Pradesh, Kullu – Naggar – Manali Rd, Jagatsukh, Himachal Pradesh, jagatsukh, valentino guesthouse, Manali, himachal_pradesh, 175143

What’s special: Facilities like daily housekeeping, medical assistance, and security will ensure a stay without any hassles

Tariff per night: INR 1,978

15. Black Rock Homestay

flowers in the garden

This property is located in the middle of rosebed – a major reason why people love planning their stay here. You’ll be welcomed here with warmth and comfort is assured owing to the cosy rooms as well as numerous facilities. From laundry and housekeeping to laundry and parking, this homestay provides everything that one can ask for. Quality room service and well-furnished rooms adds up to a great experience.

Location: Village Burua, Himachal Pradesh, Manali, Government Middle School, 175103

What’s special: You can spend your evening barbequing or sitting around the bonfire for an unparalleled experience

Tariff per night: INR 4,005
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Since Manali welcomes people round the year, you can simply pack your bags right now and get going. However, if you want to ditch the hassles, then plan your trip to Himachal beforehand. To make your stay here more comfortable and the planning process more hassle-free, then consider the above-mentioned homestays in Manali! Each place will bestow you with comfort and warmth beyond your expectations.

 

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