<![CDATA[ZINNIA TRIP - Travel]]>Sun, 04 Jul 2021 14:29:34 +0530Weebly<![CDATA[Dubai : One of the most popular destination to visit]]>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 19:47:59 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/dubai-one-of-the-most-popular-destination-to-visit#dubai #uae #burj #khalifa
According to travel statistics, Dubai is the fourth most frequented place in the world and is famous for its high-rising architectural wonders. It also boasts of a collection of spas and resorts.  The place has earned its fame around the world for its gigantic tower Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in Dubai. Here, we will explore some of the best places to visit in Dubai.
Dubai Miracle Garden

Miracle Garden is one of the greatest attractions in Dubai. With 109 million flowers around, it is the world’s largest flower garden. The place sure will give you a visual treat. Admire the view and sniff some of the fragrances around.

It’s indeed a miracle to see thousands of flowers blooming in the heart of a desert. It has an incredibly beautiful arrangement to leave you speechless.

Located at Al Barsha South 3, the place has an entry fee of AED 40 per person. The place is open from 9 am to 6 pm. You can avail Dubai metro and stop at the Mall of Emirates station. Otherwise, you can avail yourself of bus number 105 that directly takes you to Dubai Miracle Garden.

Burj Khalifa

A visit to the tallest building in the world is a must during your visit to Dubai.

The tour will take you to the 124th and 125th floor of the building and provide a panorama view of the city. Incredible is the word for your experience.

The building has its own At the Top Sky tour where you can experience a premium visit. Move up to the 148th floor and even more for a high flying experience.

You can relish fine dining at the 122nd level at At. Mosphere. Must try veal sausage, sautéed mushroom, and smoked bacon. You can also taste A La Carte breakfast menu that has everything from waffles to wagyu minute steak.

Next to Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest shopping centre Dubai Mall is situated. It has an Olympic size ice rink, 1200 retail stores, 2 major department stores, and 70 signature outlets. From electronics and jewellery - you got it all.

The Khalifa is connected to Dubai International Airport via Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. If you are coming from Dubai Media City, avail a metro and stop at Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall station.

Jumeirah Beach Park

With a span of 12 hectares, the Jumeirah Beach Park is yet another attraction in Dubai. It blends sand and grassland and has a wide space for a picnic. If you are a nature lover and want a break from all the high rise buildings in the main city, this is a must-visit for you. You can enjoy the place with family as it has a play area, showers, barbecue area, picnic tables, volleyball area, food kiosks and more. Save the last day of your trip for the beach park as it will help you to relax.

The park is located at a distance of 19.5 km from Dubai International Airport. You can take the red line and get off at the 23rd stop (Dubai Marina) to reach the park.

Deira Souk

Deira Souk is the largest gold market in Dubai. It has an old architecture style including large wooden archways in the entry of the market.

The place is ideal for shopping for different types of gold items - from coins to jewellery and everything in between. Even if you don’t buy, you can still visit the place for its dazzling beauty. Other than gold, you can purchase spices like saffron, cumin, rose water, frankincense, and incense from the market.
The market is 7.2 km from the airport. You can avail a bus to reach Gold Souk bus station external - 01. The market is 6 minutes walk from here.

Dubai Aquarium

The next place to visit, especially if you have an interest in marine lives or have kids with you is Dubai Aquarium. You can head to it while shopping at the Dubai centre mall. There are various marine species in the aquarium and you can enjoy the beauty of the long tunnel with fishes and turtles around you.

The management says that the aquarium is the largest in the world with 140 different aquatic species. You can walk 48 meters inside the tunnel. If you are a little adventurous,  consider indulging in shark diving or cage snorkelling activities. Lastly, you can also enjoy glass-bottom boat rides while at the aquarium. The underwater zoo offers you a 270-degree view.

Located at the ground and level 2 of the Dubai Mall, it is 9.3 km from the airport.

Global Village

One of the major tourist attractions in Dubai is the Global Village. Visit the place with your friends and family and enjoy it. During the night, the entire village gets lit up with decorative and colourful lights. It offers an amazing ambience. Visit the place for a cultural attraction from around the city. The place is a must-visit if you have a travelling bent of mind.

You can also visit the Egypt pavilion to purchase some antiques as well as traditional dresses. For Omani fashion accessories visit Oman. You can also purchase hand-carved artefacts. 

The place also serves cuisines from around the world including China, Pakistan, Egypt, and more. You can test these exquisite delicacies.

The village is located at about 28 km distance from Dubai International Airport. You can get yourself a cab or hire a bus to reach the place.

Dubai is filled with architectural beauty. If you have a turn for fantastical beauty and a glamorous lifestyle, Dubai is the ideal destination for you. It also houses multiple cultures and you can see its reflection from cuisines to art. Plan a trip to Dubai and you will remember it for life.  
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<![CDATA[Spain : Best Places to Visit]]>Sat, 03 Jul 2021 18:41:12 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/spain-best-places-to-visit#spain #madrid #tour #travel #trip
Spain - a perfect amalgamation of everything serene, sophisticated, and supreme. From natural bounty to cultural diversity, fancy cuisines to sports enthusiasm - Spain has everything for everyone. A trip to Spain is not complete until you visit the places mentioned in this blog. We know you cannot wait to get started. Let’s dive in then. 
Merida 

Established in 25 AD by the Romans, Merida has an extensive, well-preserved ruin to impress the visitors. The capital of Extremadura, the city is placed in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. Albarregas and Guardiana rivers float alongside it. 
With thousand years of history lying at its back, the archaeological ruin will stun you with its magnificence. You can also catch theatre performance and flamenco shows while here. 
While here, check out the places like hippodrome, aqueduct, preserved bridge and so on. All of these are built by the Romans. Additionally, you can also visit the Gothic and Baroque churches. There are some of the informative museums which will offer you a glimpse into the rich history of the city.
You can easily get some souvenirs from the local shops around the museum. For food, must try botanas, panuchos, seafood and giant pastor when you are at Merida.
The nearest airport to Merida is BJZ airport or Badajoz airport. it is at a distance of 41.2 km away. 

Bilbao 

It is the largest city in the Basque country of Spain. It lies at a 16 km distance from the Bay of Biscay. The climate here is milder and wetter than in the other parts of the country. Enjoy the lush parks and superb riverbanks that are always green and fertile and surrounded by rolling hills. 

Earlier, Bilbao was known as a major seaport and industrial city. It also features a grand architecture called the Guggenheim museum. To date, it shines as the city symbol and it is a must-visit during your trip to Bilbao.

Two other places to visit in Bilbao include Basilica de Begna and the cathedral of Santiago. Feel the thrill of the Gothic era while visiting this place. also, you can visit the multipurpose complex of ALhondiga that comprises restaurants, libraries, and a rooftop swimming pool with a glass floor. 
You can land at Bilbao international airport which is located at a 12 km distance from the city. It connects the city with the major countries around the world. You can find lots of taxicabs and buses around the corner to take you to the city.

Barcelona 

What’s a Spain trip without a visit to Barcelona! The city of football is located in northeast Spain. From vibrant culture to historic architecture, buzzing nightlife to lively shopping - you get everything here. 
The main attraction of Barcelona is the Ciutat villa. You can check out the gothic quarters, old churches, cobblestone streets and Roman ruins in all their glory. 

Once here, we want you to try the local cuisines available at the outdoor cafes and restaurants lines at the cobblestone street. 

La Placa Catalunya is an amazing place for taking a stroll amidst fancy statues and fountains. You can also shop for fancy items here. If you have some money to splurge, go visit La Rambla for some more shopping. You will love the sunbath at Barceloneta and strolling through the tree-lined pedestrian avenue. 

Barcelona is the hub for the architectural marvels of Anthoni Gaudi. If possible, visit the place during the Monegros festival - the largest electronic music event in Spain. Also, check out Nou Camp - the largest football stadium in the world, rightly built at the heart of Barcelona. Also, pay a visit to the art galleries, flamenco shows and theatres while you are here.

You can land at the Sabadell airport or the Reus airport to reach Barcelona. The former is at a 30 minutes distance from Barcelona while the latter is at a 105.3 km distance. You can avail a taxicab or a bus from the airport to reach the city.

Madrid 

If you have a turn for sizzling life, Madrid won’t disappoint you. it is one of the most colourful cosmopolitan cities in Europe and comprises a diversity of rich cultures. 

It is a hub for both new and old architecture. The historic quarters, multicultural districts, university areas, crowd communities etc. are sure to stun you. 

Puerta de Sol is a large plaza that lies at the heart of the city. You can catch street arts there. Also, visit the Plaza Mayor square. You can purchase souvenirs from here. The cafes are here to cater to your tastebuds with yummy bread, pizza, and desserts. They have a different type of coffee in San Miguel Market. If you have a turn for coffee, make sure to visit the place. 

The major tourist attractions of Madrid includes Royal Palace, glorious churches, historic landmarks, zoos, muserum, art galleries, Spain monarch and so on. Taste delicacies like Cocido madrilène, Bocadillo de Calamares, Huevos rotos, Callos a la madrileña and Churros con. 

To reach Madrid, land at the Barajas Airport. It lies at a distance of 15 km from Madrid. Get yourself a cab or bus to reach the city.

Spain is a place that will welcome you with warmth and stun you with its grandeur. Experience the beauty of serene nature and sizzling city life at once. From day to night - Spain takes an all-new look for the tourists. The local people are extremely cordial and you may even enjoy a trip with other tourists there. From yummy cuisines to fascinating art, shopping to strolling - Spain has a lot to offer. All you need is a heart to explore. Even a leisure trip to Spain will fill you with a new spirit for the next 20 years of your life. 
A trip to Spain is on the bucket list of many. It’s time that you fulfil that dream. Pay a visit to the place and don’t forget to share your experience with us.
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<![CDATA[France : Best tourist places to visit]]>Fri, 25 Jun 2021 20:04:04 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/france-best-tourist-places-to-visitFrom fashion houses to fairy tale castles, cultural milieu to natural bounty - France has a wide assortment of elements to stunning the visitors. A trip to France is full of glamour and exploration. If you are planning to visit France sometime soon, here are the best places you must visit. We will also explore the cuisines to taste and things to buy as souvenirs. Let’s dive in.
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Paris


A visit to France centres around Paris. Known for its elegance, Paris is filled with architectural beauties like Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Louvre museum reflects the city’s rich cultural heritage. You can also check out the art collection in the museum. Pay a visit to Musee de l’Orangerie and Musee d’Orsay to watch the stunning French Impressionist art.

Some of the charms of Paris include its graceful boulevards, medieval quarters, and more. Make sure to include strolling the Champs Elysees, shopping books at the Latin Quarter, and enjoying the touristy experience at the cafe terrace of Boulevard Saint Germain de Pres in your list.

As the hub of shopping, Paris has a lot to offer. These include Angelina chocolate, bully soap, bouquins of Paris, bellota bellota hams, Parisian tea, and more. Once there, make sure to taste caramel, bordier butter, baguette, pastries, and pain au chocolat.

Charles de Gaulle International airport, Beauvais, and Orly International Airport are the three major airports in Paris. Charles de Gaulle International airport is at the nearest distance from Paris - 30.3 km. You can reach there from all the major cities in the world.

Provence

If you look more for natural bounty than the commercial extravaganza, Provence is here to welcome you with the warm rays of the Mediterranean sun. The attractive countryside has a superb appeal to the tourists. Small farms are surrounded by rolling hills, sunflowers, olive groves and lavender fields.

The fragrance of rosemary, herbs, thyme and sage will instantly take your mind off the din and bustles of the noisy cities. The dreamy landscape inspired Impressionist painters to create brilliant arts. While visiting Provence, make sure to visit Saint Paul de Vence - a medieval town. Also, pay a visit to Gordes and Eze.

The outdoor cafe at Aix de Provence is the perfect location to taste the local cuisine. Also, try to visit the place during the festivals of Arles. The Roman theatre in Orange and the beach resort of Saint Tropez will further enchant you.

Try local cuisines like Banon, Tapenade, Beignets de fleurs de courgettes, pan bagnat, socca, soupe au pistou, fougasse, and pissaladiere. During your visit, you can shop Marseille de savon, calisson, lavender products, herbes de Provence, and madeleines as souvenirs.

You can take a flight from Orly airport in Paris to Provence. Alternatively, you can reach Provence by taking a train from Paris Gare de Lyon or drive to Marseille by car.

The Cote d’Azur

The Cote d’Azur or the French Riviera is a glamorous city on the Mediterranean coastline. It is a favourite spot for tourists for its azure blue waters. Throughout the year, you can enjoy sunny weather with a blue sky here.

The Cote d’Azur has everything for everyone - from museum to palm-fringed boulevard and cobblestone streets. Seaside beauty and cultural attractions - the place is ideal for a visit. You can also enjoy Monaco for resorts, Cannes for a film festival hub, luxury hotels, lavish villas, and yacht-filled marinas.  You can also enjoy Saint Tropez - an exclusive private beach.

From jewellery to bag, swimsuit to kitchen towels - The Cote d’Azur has a lot to offer to the shopaholics. Also, don’t forget to taste pastis, daube, tapenade, bouillabaisse, omelette aux truffles, aioli, ratatouille, and nougat when you are in The Cote d’Azur.

The ideal way to reach The Cote d’Azur is via a flight to the Nice Airport. The distance between the two is 105.5 km via A8.

Mont Saint Michel in Normandy

If you have turned to the quaint pastoral regions, the landscape of Normandy is sure to stun you with its picture-perfect towns, historic castles, pastures, and apple orchards and woodlands.

Known as the Pyramid of the Seas and the heavenly Jerusalem, Mont Saint Michel is the UNESCO listed abbey established during the 11th and 13th centuries. The Gothic abbey has a history that traces back to the medieval pilgrimage site.

The ideal way to reach Mont Saint Michel is to take a train from Paris to Rennes. You can also avail a shuttle coach bus to Mont Saint Michel as it will take you directly to the island.

Biarritz & Saint-Jean-de-Luz

If you want to taste the refined elegance of Parisian culture along with natural bounty, Biarritz & Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a popular tourist place in France. Empress Eugenie loved the coastal area and chose a hillside for her imperial residence. You can visit the place known as the Villa Eugenie even to this day.

Once here, Hotel du Palais is a must-visit for its gastronomic cuisine. Enjoy the sandy beach and the sunbaths in Grande Plage and Belle Epoque. At 15 km distance lies Biarritz with its fishing port Saint Jean de Luz. You can purchase jewellery, handmade items,  watches and pastries on your trip to Biarritz.

The simplest way to reach Saint Jean de Luz from Biarritz is to take a taxi. The distance between the two is 14 km.

​A trip to France is a cherishable one for life. Visit the place with your friends and family and let the spirit of France embrace you. The cheerfulness of people to the natural abundance - the place is ready to enchant you.
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<![CDATA[Uttarakhand : India - Best Places to Visit]]>Thu, 24 Jun 2021 20:27:39 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/uttarakhand-india-best-places-to-visitPopularly known as the Land of Gods, Uttarakhand is a combination of charm, magnificence, exotic, mystery, and beauty! The land is enriched with some fascinating tourist places and you can visit them to find out why Gods chose to make it their abode!

If you have a travelling spirit and a mind to explore India’s beauty, Uttarakhand must be on your bucket list. Here is a complete collection of the best places you must visit in Uttarakhand. 
Dehradun 

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. The city is surrounded by amazing views of the mountains of Mussoorie. Undoubtedly, this is a must-visit for tourists. Usually, many of the locations we will discuss in the article can be travelled after reaching Dehradun. If you are travelling via flight from a different state, chances of landing in this city are quite high. Let’s explore the places to visit and things to do at Dehradun. 

You can come to the place with your friends and family. Many peace lovers and honeymooners also frequent the place. Check out Kempty Falls, Lakes, Rajaji National Park, Benog Hill, and Tapakeshwar and Jwalaji Temple. There are several monasteries and resorts to check out. The lush Forest Research Institute campus is not a place frequented by travellers. So if you want to discover a calm and quiet place to enjoy the serenity of nature, this is the best place to go. The colonial building is picturesque in itself. It is open between 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. 

Robbers Cave is yet another attraction for adventurous souls located at Anarwala village at an 8 km distance from Dehradun city centre. Sahasradhara is a famous tourist spot that means a thousandfold spring. 

You can hit the local shop to buy pretty woollens, handlooms, antiques, juices, jams, handicrafts, jellies and clothes. Hit Paltan Bazar, Tibetan Market, Astley Hall, Gandhi Road Market, and Bakery Shop. You can visit Arhat Bazar to buy spices. Also, don’t forget to try lip-smacking Garhwali food. From chilli momo to butter toffee, ras malai to poori thali - the place will amuse you with detectable cuisines. 
You can land at Jolly Grant Airport that is approximately 27 km from the city. From there, you can avail a taxi to reach the city centre. Dehradun railway station is located at a distance of 2 km from the city centre. You can reach here from major cities like Delhi Kolkata, Ujjain, Varanasi, and Indore. There is also a state bus transport facility to connect Dehradun with Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. 

Mussoorie 

If you want to revive your childhood nostalgia for Ruskin Bond’s stories, Mussoorie is the perfect destination for you. Known as the queen of hills, Mussoorie is a hill station situated at a distance of approximately 38 km from Dehradun. A trip from Dehradun to Mussoorie is full of mesmerizing landscape and scenic beauty. Its captivating beauty makes it occupy a place in the top 10 places to check out in Uttarakhand. 

Whether you love adventure sports like hiking, trekking, or climbing, or you are a nature and wildlife photographer - Mussoorie is the perfect destination for you. Here are the places to visit in and around the city: Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Camel Back road, Soham Heritage art centre, George Everest House, Mussoorie Mall, Jharipani Fall, Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba, Bhatta Fall, Jwala Devi temple, Lake Mist, and Benag Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Yet another place that you must visit is Clouds End. It is at 7.4 km distance from Mussoorie city centre. Surrounded by Deodar and Oak forest, Clouds End denotes the geographical end of Mussoorie. Truly, the place will make you feel like flying above the cloud! Located at a 55 km distance, Devalsari is a famous spot for birdwatchers and nature lovers. And who knows, you can meet Ruskin Bond in the local market! 
Take a stroll in the local markets to buy wooden and brass items, accessories, woollen garments, and other souvenirs. You can visit the Mall Road, Classic Emporium, Sisters Bazaar, Himalayan Weavers, Kulri Bazaar, and Tibetan Market.   

Once in Mussoorie, give high-end restaurants a break and try yummy street foods from around the corner. Here are a few to get started: Aloo ke Gutke, Kafuli, Phanu, Chainsoo, Bhang ki Chutney, Garhwal ka Fannah, Kebabs, momo, and chaat. 

Mussoorie is located at a 58.3 km distance from Jolly Grant airport. You can avail of a private taxi or a state bus to reach the city from the airport. The place is also connected with other cities by SDTC (South Delhi Travel Centre) and ISBT (Inter State Bus Transport) from Kashmiri Gate at Delhi. Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest one to Mussoorie - at a distance of 28 km. 

Nainital 


Mountains surrounding lakes - if you want to witness the amazing beauty, must come to Nainital. It offers a majestic view of the Himalayas. Known as the Lake City of India, Nainital is a popular tourist place in Uttarakhand. For your information, the word Tal refers to lake and Naini is the name of the lake.

Once here, experience the boating ride in Naini Lake. Also, check out the Tiffin Top, Snow View Point, High Altitude, Eco Cave Garden, Naina Peak, Bhimtal Lake, Sittal and Lands End. If you have an adventurous bent of mind, go trekking in Ranikhet.

You can shop for handicrafts, souvenirs, jewellery and woollen garments. Hit Mall Road, Bhotia Bazar, Tibetan Market, and Bara Bazar for shopping. If you are a street food lover, Bun Tikki and Lachha Paratha are a must-try. 

You cannot reach Nainital directly by flight. The nearest rail station is located 34 km from Kathgodham.

Haridwar 


Uttarakhand has to offer something or another to everyone. From adventure enthusiasts to trekkers and even the spiritual souls - everyone finds an interest in the state. Haridwar is the place ideally visited by spiritual souls. The place hosts hundreds of temples and a trip here can bring peace to your mind. 

There are various Ghats in Haridwar that you can roam around and enjoy the serene beauty. Har Ki Pauri Ghat is a mention-worthy name. You can also enjoy a surreal experience at the Brahmakhund. You can take a dip in the holy Ganges and also enjoy a boat ride there. 

The streets and ghats of Haridwar are filled with lots of shops offering handcrafted items, jewellery, and more. You can also visit the Tibetan shopping centre to purchase a few exquisite items. You can buy 100% wool and hand-knitted items from Bhagirathi Handloom. The place also offers authentic Kashmiri shawls. If you are fond of wearing Rudraksha, visit Shiv Kripa Rudraksha Kendra 

You can hit Achar Corner if you have a turn to taste yummy, tangy, and spicy pickles. From guava to raw mango and tamarind - choices are many. Also, titillate your taste buds with aloo puri, chaat, samosa, fresh fruit salad, ras malai, jalebi, lassi, kulhar wala milk, and kachori. 

You can reach Haridwar via a cab from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. It is located at a 37 km distance from Haridwar. If you travel by train, land at Haridwar JN - located 0.91 km from Haridwar city. 

Jim Corbett National Park 


A trip to Uttarakhand is not complete until you visit Jim Corbett National Park. It is a forested wildlife sanctuary that houses about 400 types of trees and 500 species of birds. If you are lucky, you may even win a visit from a tiger!

Once there, go on a jungle safari and check out exotic animals. Depending on your interest, plan a trip. For instance, if you want to go bird watching, winter is the ideal time. And summer is a perfect time if you want to spot animals. 

The nearest railway station from Jim Corbett National Park is Ramnagar - at a 12 km distance from the park. Otherwise, you can also avail a cab from Dehradun to reach the place at the fastest time possible. 

Auli 


The majestic hill station features a panorama view of the entire Himalayan range. The picturesque beauty is often frequented by the newlyweds. Surrounded by oak and coniferous tree, the hill station is a popular tourist place in Uttarakhand. 

Pay a visit to the beautiful Chattrakund lake. Also, Auli is the hub for snowboarding and skiing. You need not be a professional as the place allows fun lovers to indulge in skiing. You can also experience mountaineering and collect incredible memories. 

You can hit the local shops to buy Kullu caps, Tibetan prayer wheels, and woollen shawls. You can also shop from the range of wooden items and paintings. The local delicacies of Auli include Garhwali cuisines such as Kachmauli. Bal Mithai, and Singhori. 

Auli has located 149 km from Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun. You can catch a bus or taxi to reach Auli. The bus will take you to Joshimath and you have to avail of ropeway (or a cab) from there to reach Auli. And Haridwar JN is the nearest rail station to Auli - located 273 km away. 
 
Uttarakhand welcomes you with serenity, peace, natural bounty, and cordial people. It has everything for everyone - from adventure lovers to spiritual minds. Visit the place and get amazed by the hospitality of the people.  
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<![CDATA[Are you beach-ready?]]>Sun, 23 May 2021 14:18:55 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/are-you-beach-readyWho doesn’t love to splash water on the beach, have a romantic walk with the partner, or play beach volley? But all these are fun if you dress for it! Uncomfortable dresses, improper fabric, and such other things can ruin your vacation. Here are a few tips to keep you beach-ready this season.

Carry a swimsuit
There’s no alternative to swimsuits. No matter whatever dress you wear, if you have a plan to get into the sea, make sure to wear a swimsuit. It will prevent you from feeling soaked all the time.

​Loose fitted dress
Feel the breeze in your body. Wear loose-fitted dresses and spread those beach vibes! If you are not comfortable wearing such outfits, you may wear a belt to look put-together.

​Go minimal
A trip to the beach needs to be as minimal as possible. Don’t carry anything other than the essentials. You don’t want to carry lots and lots of items and miss the scenic beauty around you! Enjoy your time.

Carry a mat and umbrella
Most of the commercial beaches have umbrellas and reclining loungers. But if you visit a secluded beach, it’s better to carry a mat and an umbrella. This way, you will relax fully and get the pleasure of surrounding. There are various portable reclining loungers available in the e-stores. If you are planning for a long beach trip, go ahead and purchase those.

Sunscreen is a must
What’s a beach trip without sunscreen! Let your skin thank you for picking sunscreen with a high SPF. Since the sun rays are too strong on the beach, the sunscreen will work as a shield and protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. If you are planning to spend the entire day on the beach, make sure to reapply the sunscreen at an interval of 2-3 hours.

Nude makeup
Beach is not the perfect place to apply makeup but if you cannot do away with it, make sure to wear glowing nude makeup. It will make you look natural all day long. Also, if you have a plan for a campfire at night, you can wear nude makeup.

Sunhat
There are various cane or plastic-made sunhats available in the market. Pick the one that suits your personality and rock the beach. If you have a groovy personality, go for a colorful shade. For aged people, monochrome, neutral shade hats are ideal. Make sure that the hat complements your look and you don’t look bizarre.

Sunglass
Sunglasses are a must on the beach. Go for a round shape sunglass if you have a long face. Pick an aviator if you want to play safe. Rectangular frames are ideal for small faces. There are various shades available. Choose the one that suits you the most. A colorful sunglass can be ideal if you are in a light mood. For a stylish look, pick a brown or black shade.

Rubber shoes
Don’t wear cloth shoes on the beach as they will take a long time to dry. Wear rubber shoes instead.
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<![CDATA[Delhi : India - The Historical Capital for Tourists]]>Sat, 08 May 2021 20:18:20 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/delhi-india-the-historical-capital-for-tourists​#delhi #historical #capital

What to Do When You Are in Delhi?
           
India features a kind of diversity in language, communities, and geographic locations that are unseen everywhere. In the heart of this country remains 
dilwalo ka Dilli, the national capital and the surrounding National Capital Region(NCR). It holds a central location in north India surrounded by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana with the Yamuna River passing right through it. Delhi is not the capital of current India but has been so in the past, the most notable period being the Mughal period.

It is a picturesque place with an amazing amalgamation of everything modern as well as traditional. The Mughal style of architecture is very prevalent throughout Delhi and so is the touch of modernity and technology. There are terrific places in Delhi loaded with history or just a simple environment to enjoy a quiet, comfortable time. Whether you are looking for romantic spots or excellent photographs, you will find it all in Delhi. So, if you are planning a trip to Delhi, read on to know all that you could do in Delhi.
Reaching Delhi:

Delhi being the capital city of India is very easy to reach from all corners of the world and all corners of India. Even the remotest places in India will be connected to Delhi at least via indirect flights or bus routes. There are multiple train stations in Delhi welcoming trains from all over the country and the Kashmiri Gate or the Vasant Vihar Bus Stops has a huge density of buses connecting different parts of North India. Once you are in Delhi there are all kinds of transport options such as buses, cabs, auto-rickshaws, and even the metro that connects you to different places in Delhi.

Places to Visit in Delhi

India Gate

India Gate, situated on the Rajpath Marg is a location in India that is probably known all around the world. This monument was erected way back in 1931 as a memorial standing tall for all the martyrs in the first World War as well as the war in Afghanistan. Steeped with historical and nationalist sentiments, the India Gate is an impressively scenic sight to behold in the evenings and night. It is well illuminated from all sides giving it a grand appearance by shining even on its minutest, most intricate details. It is frequented by tourists as well as the locals and is a great place to end your evening at!

Rashtrapati Bhawan

The capital of any country holds the abode of the President or the Prime Minister, and so does Delhi. Rashtrapati Bhawan is the home of the President of India and is a center for many government activities. Due to the latter reason, Rashtrapati Bhavan is not entirely accessible to tourists but should still be one of the top monuments on Delhi's top visit. The entire estate is spread over an immense area of 200,000 sq. ft and there are 350 rooms within the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It was built during the Mughal era and shows the intrinsic Mughal architecture. The Mughal Gardens that surround the main building is a relaxing place and is painstakingly taken care of throughout the year.

Entering the Rashtrapati Bhavan requires an entry fee of about Rs. 40-50 per person. If you are traveling in a group of 30 people, then you can easily avail of a collective pass at just Rs. 1200. The garden in the Rashtrapati Bhavan including the Mughal Garden is a relaxing place, however, it is only open in the months between August and March.

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Situated on Hailey Road very close to KG Marg, Agrasena ki Baoli has become all the more famous in recent years after being shown in the movie PK. There are no entry fees required to enter the place which is open from 7.30 AM in the morning up to 6:00 PM in the evening. Agrasena ki Baoli is a beautiful stepwell that is 60 m long and has a width of 15 m. the architectural appeal of his place is stupendous and is surely one of the best places to visit in Delhi. The stepwell is also loaded with stories of being haunted and thus serves as an amazing place to go on an adventure with your friends.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is one of the five splendid and majestic astronomical observatories that were built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is a terrific place to visit if you want to witness something scientifically extraordinary. Nowadays, accurate results are impossible to attain because the rays of the sun are often blocked by tall buildings all around. however, you will be doing an injustice to your trip to Delhi if you do not visit this wonderful place.

Jantar Mantar is situated in Sansad Marg in Connaught Place and is open from 9:00 AM in the morning. The place remains open to tourists and visitors up to 7:00 PM in the evening and asks for a nominal entry fee of Rs. 5 from Indian tourists. Foreigners have to pay entry fees of Rs. 100 to enter the complex!​

Red Fort

Red Fort is another significant location in Delhi that was built in the Mughal Era, back in 1638. This magnificent structure is entirely built from red sandstone and puts up a striking appearance against the busy city life of Delhi. The Red Fort welcomes tourists and locals alike in hundreds every day and should be on your list of must-visit sites in Delhi. A light and sound show is hosted nowadays which is very impressive and will get you hooked.

The Red Fort is situated in Netaji Subhash Marg in New Delhi, a point which is very easily accessible from all sides using different modes of transportation. If you are an Indian national, you have to part with a nominal entry fee of about Rs. 10 to Rs. 20. For foreigners, the entry fee is about 100 to 200 INR and any child below the age of 15 years could enter the premises for free.

Qutub Minar

Delhi can never fail you when it comes to impressive monuments and the 73m tall Qutub Minar is a prime example of that. This stoic monument too belongs to the Mughal Era and was constructed by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak which clarifies the name of the minaret. It is crafted from bricks and features five storeys engraved with splendid carvings as well as scriptures. When you are visiting Qutub Minar you should be careful to not miss the Iron Pillar which stands nearby. Though this pillar is just 7.3m high, nearly 1/10th the size of Qutub Minar, it is impressive throughout the world. The pillar was constructed by Chandragupta II using an unknown metallic alloy composition that ensures that this pillar has not rusted one bit through the centuries it has stood tall.
Both these wonders are located in Mehrauli and the Qutub Complex is open from 7:00 AM onwards till 5:00 PM throughout the week. Indian citizens require entry fees of 10 to 20 INR while foreign nationals need to pay about 200 to 300 INR to enter the premises. Children who are 15 years old are under can enter the premises free of cost.

Bahai Temple

The Bahai or Lotus temple is a symbolic structure sitting in the capital of India that stands for secularism. The Bahai community is a strong believer in secularism and the Lotus temple signifies the unison of four religions in India, namely, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, and Buddhism. Located on the Lotus Temple Road in Bahapur, this is an intriguing place to visit and the temple has its doors open to members of all religions and beliefs. Entry to this temple is absolutely free and you can visit it any time between 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM in summers and 5:30 PM in winters. the temple remains closed on Mondays.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid, situated in Chandni Chowk, is one of the first monuments constructed under the reign of Shah Jahan. This structure is not only known for its impressive architectural details but also happens to be the largest mosque throughout India. The mosque can hold a gathering of as many as 250,000 people at one time and is open to all for a visit free of cost. You would, however, have to follow a strict dress code if you are entering the mosque which you may even rent from the counter set up in the mosque. If you are looking forward to capturing the mosque on video, you have to part with a fess of about 200 to 400 INR.
This mosque is a very impressive structure and is filled with marvels. There are four towers in the four corners of the mosque and you will get one of the finest views of Delhi from the Southern Tower. The mosque is located in Meena Bazaar in Chandni Chowk.

Humayun’s Tomb

Hamida Hanu Begum had commissioned the building of the tomb on behalf of Humayun in 1570. It is also a relic from the Mughal Era and features according to architectural styles. It is a beautiful monument and has recently earned the title of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The early influences of the Persian styles, as well as the Central Asian styles of architecture into Indian styles, could be very easily perceived over here.

Garden of Five Senses

As was mentioned beforehand, Delhi is an amazing amalgamation of everything new as well as old. While you get to immerse yourself in the rich history of India as you are walking down the streets of Delhi, you are in for a big surprise when you look at some of the modern features. the Garden of Five Senses is an altogether immersive experience with many attractive features on display. Pools loaded with water lilies, solar parks, the Khas Bagh garden- there are so many places to see in the Garden of Five Senses and you can visit the place with your friends or family and even have some special moment with your partner.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in the Hanuman Road Area of Delhi is truly a wondrous place to visit. It holds a special place in the heart of the Sikh community but it attracts tourists from all around the world. The gurudwara complex was built way back in 1783 by Baghel Singh, who was a Sikh general. The more attractive feature of this gurudwara is the elaborate complex that houses a wonderful Sarovar, a school, a hospital, a library, and even a museum. It is a very peaceful place to visit and you can definitely spend a few hours browsing through the many attractions this place has to offer. It is open at all times day and night and you can drop by free of any charge whenever you want to.

Lodhi Garden

Situated on Lodhi Road in Lodhi Estate, the Lodhi Gardens is a terrific place to visit if you are interested in history, photography, or just planning a family trip. This place holds some of the best locations in Delhi for photography and is steeped in history with tombs that date back to as long as the 15th century. There are also so many other historic monuments spread throughout the place. And you do not have to spend a buck to enter this exquisite place! The entry to the Lodhi Gardens is absolutely free though it is open only between 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM.

Crafts Museum

The Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg is a great place if you are looking for anything with a taste of the unique and extraordinary. This is a museum for vintage articles and items and is designed to mimic a themed village. You will have a grand experience walking through this place which is open from 10:00 AM up to 5:00 in the evening. The impressive Gujrati Haveli or the exemplary craftsmanship on the chariot are some of the more notable attractions of this place. The nearby Café Lota is a great place to have breakfast with your family or a loved one and you can even shop for handicraft items that are crafted by local craftsmen from this place. Entry to this place will cost you Rs. 10 to 15 if you are an Indian citizen and up to Rs. 200 for foreigners.

Shankar’s International Doll House

This amazing and vibrant Doll Museum houses 6000 different dolls that serve as a major attraction for kids. These dolls are also very significant since they have been collected from 85 different countries throughout the world and are steeped with many tales of wonder and folklore. This doll museum was envisaged by K. Shankar Pillai, a celebrated cartoon artist, and is going to be a unique experience in your list of things to do in Delhi. The place is open between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM and allows visitors against an entry fee of Rs. 15 to 20.

Where to Eat and Shop in Delhi?

Whenever you are visiting a new place, you wish to carry some memorable relics from the place. Shopping, as well as trying local delicacies is an integral part of any touring expedition and Delhi has plenty to offer under such situations. The street food in Delhi is exceptional and has no comparison whatsoever. It is cheap, easily available, and amazingly delicious. The major places for shopping for any kind of article would be Connaught Place and Delhi Haat. Being the national capital, there is not a thing that you can think of that you won't find in Delhi. Not only that, if you are fond of haggling with the hawkers, then too, Delhi is the place for you. There are many wonderful eateries in Connaught Place. You can also frequent Hauz Khas if you are looking for a pleasant evening in some exciting restaurant and café. Hauz Khas is another hub for party goers or anybody else looking forward to mixing with the crowds of Delhi and immerse in the dillwalo ka Dilli experience!

Delhi is a wondrous place and you have to visit the place to know how wonderful it is. The wonder that the national capital holds cannot just be sum up in words. If you are looking forward to going on adventurous expeditions in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and even Ladakh, Delhi is an attractive starting point for you. There are many other wonderful places in and near Delhi that you can visit to have a grand time. Whether you are planning a long trip or just a weekend gateway, Delhi is a great place to visit, stay, and start your journey from!
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<![CDATA[Jharkhand : India - Most Favorite Places Visited by Tourists]]>Sat, 08 May 2021 19:28:16 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/jharkhand-india-most-favorite-places-visited-by-tourists#jharkhand #forests #nature
How to Travel Through the Land of Forests?
           
India is an exotic country that has amazing beaches on its southern tail and is crowned by the mighty and cold Himalayas in the north. With diverse geography, Indi also shows a diverse climatic pattern which makes it such an impressive place to visits. Jharkhand in India was created by cutting off the southern part of Bihar and mainly comprises a tribal population. The beauty of Jharkhand lies in the dense, lush, and fresh forests from where it derives the name Jharkhand meaning, "the land of forests".

Jharkhand not only has amazing forests but also features many other scenic natural wonders such as hills, mountains, waterfalls, and so on. This place also boasts of a lot of holy shrines and museums and has an exotic range of wildlife and sanctuaries to offer. All of these make Jharkhand a very attractive place to visit. Here is a guide that tells you of all the wonderful places that you can visit in Jharkhand to have a grand time and have a taste of the cultural richness of this place.
Ranchi

Ranchi also called the city of waterfalls, is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Jharkhand. This is the capital city of Jharkhand and thus is very easily accessible from all sides. The nearest airport is in Hinoo which is only about 7 km away from the center of the city. The nearest railway station is in Hatia and Ranchi is well-connected to major Indian cities through the railways. The roadways are also excellent and well connected to the rest of India allowing you to travel from anywhere. The roadways connect major cities in Jharkhand and Bihar such as Dhanbad, Bokaro, Chaibasa, and so on, you can even take a bus from Kolkata to Ranchi.

Since this is the city of waterfalls there are some terrific waterfalls that you could witness while you are staying in Ranchi. Some of the most notable waterfalls that you just have to see while you are in Ranchi are the Hundru falls, Dassam falls, Jonha falls, and the Panch Gagh falls. Ranchi Lake and Kanke Dam are also very soothing places to visit and have a pleasant time. The Rock Garden in Ranchi is a very famous tourist site and should not be missed on any account. You can also get a taste of the wildlife waiting for you in the forests of Jharkhand through a visit to the Bisra Zoological Park.

Jamshedpur

The city of Jamshedpur is famous for the technological advancement it has shown in the initial years. It was created by Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata as a mark to display India’s potential to become a developed nation. Jamshedpur holds the very first Tata Steel industry in India and the rest of it is history! Now, Jamshedpur is an industrially rich city and also has scenic attractions around it for tourists to enjoy.

There are no direct flights into Jamshedpur since this city does not have a civil airport. The nearest airport is in Ranchi which is about 150 km away from the city. Tatanagar is a renowned and very important railway station in Jamshedpur and most mail and express trains pass through this stop. Thus, this city is very easily connected to the rest of the state as well as the country through railways. The roadways are also well developed in this city. Regular buses from and to Jamshedpur from different surrounding cities are available. Buses from cities such as Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, and Patna are also regularly available.

There are many lakes and parks in and around Jamshedpur which allows you to spend a relaxing and calming time. Jubilee lake and Jubilee Park are one of the most impressive attractions in the city. The Dalma Hills is also very scenic and is a great place to go for a day out. The Tata Steel Zoological Park and the Tribal Culture Centre will get you an insight into the daily lives of the tribal people in Jharkhand.​

Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh is an often heard-of place for anyone looking for a calm and quiet place to rest for a few days. It is situated at an altitude of 2019 feet from sea level and is covered in lush forests. The wildlife in Hazaribagh is what makes this place so attractive to tourists and wildlife tourism is a big hit in Hazaribagh. Though the name of the place implies that this city is loaded with a thousand gardens, you will easily find other scenic locations such as clear waterfalls, impressive hills and mountains, and very admirable weather.

When you have come to Hazaribagh, going to the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is a must for you. The Hazaribagh National Park also offers a varied range of flora and fauna to please you. Another notable place that you have to visit when you are in Hazaribagh is the Isko village. It is a quaint and picturesque village with warm and welcoming villagers. The Rajarappa temple is another must-visit site when you are traveling through Hazaribagh. There are also many tourist homes and tourist resting places in this wonderful place that is built to provide comfort and a relaxing time to the many tourists to this place.

Reaching Hazaribagh is fairly easy! If you are attempting to reach the place via air routes, then you have to travel long. The nearest airport is in Ranchi, about 90 km away from Hazaribagh. The city has its railway station which is just 5 km away from the city center. Once you get down at the railway station, there are ample, buses, taxis, and even rickshaws that can take you to the city center. The roadways connect Hazaribagh to all major cities in Jharkhand as well as to major cities outside such as Patna in Bihar, Bhubaneshwar in Orissa, and many parts of Bengal. The transport within the city is also plentiful allowing you to easily travel from one place to another.

Deogarh

The tranquillity of the environment in Deogarh is exceptional and is one of the main reasons why it attracts hordes of tourists every year. Another reason why Deogarh is such a popular tourist site is because of the plentiful temples making it an ideal place for religious tourism among the Hindus. Most of the temples in Deogarh are dedicated to Lord Shiva which too attracts lots of tourists. In fact, Deogarh boasts of the Baba Baidyanath temple which is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas present in India. The vibrant and scenic locations along with the holy atmosphere of Deogarh make it a divine sojourn for anybody who is looking for some peace and a bit of serenity.

Tirukuta Hills in Deogarh attracts hundreds of tourists regularly because of the calmness this place boasts of. Shivganga is also a picturesque place along the banks that will surely get you some deeply memorable times. The Satsang Ashram is a great spot for those who are visiting Deogarh for its spiritual value. The Rikhia Yogashram is another ashram that you could visit if you are looking to find inner peace. Nandan Pahar and Hathi Pahar are other notable places with immense scenic beauty present in Deogarh and also happens to be must-visit sites.

If you are directly traveling to Deogarh from anywhere else in India, it is not advisable to travel by air. The nearest airport is in Patna which is more than 250 km away from Deogarh and will lead on to a very hectic journey. The railway station at Baudyanath Dham, one of the major tourist attractions in Deogarh, is located just 7 km away from Deogarh. Once down at Baidyanath Dham, you will find ample cabs, buses, and other public and private transport to travel to and within Deogarh. The Jharkhand State Roads Corporation Ltd. Has constructed impressive roadways that easily connect Deogarh to the rest of Jharkhand, and hence the rest of the country.

Giridih

Before 1972. Giridih used to be a part of Hazaribagh. However, it now exists as a separate city and is most well-known for the mines that are spread throughout the city. These mines are covered in lush green vegetation making Giridih an awesome place to visit and have a change of air.  Giridih has many hills and mountains in and around the city and is often referred to as the Land of Hills this place also holds a very special significance among Jain pilgrims and thus attracts thousands of such pilgrims everywhere. Another common name for Giridih is the Land of Hain Pilgrims because of the high intensity of such pilgrims available here. This is a very peaceful place with the most photogenic hills and forests surrounding you.

If you are planning on a trip to Giridih from within Jharkhand or from outside the state, using the railways is the best option for you. Giridih is connected to Madhupur through a single line of broad gauge and it takes about an hour to commence between the two stops. G.T. Road or the NH 19 passes right through Giridih making it easily accessible through roadways too. Government buses leave Giridih and connect the major cities in Jharkhand. You can also avail private and shared cars to reach Giridih from major stops in Jharkhand and also from Bengal, Orissa, and Bihar.

If you are a photographer or a nature lover who wants to lose themselves in the midst of nature, then Giridih is the place for you. Parashnath Hills is a lovely place to visit and so is the Usri Fall. The latter is going to give you some memorable times in Giridih. The Khandoli Park is attractive and the dam here gives it a further interesting turn. Madhuvan is lovely and quiet allowing you some time alone, all to yourself, to relax and spent how you like. The Surya and Devari temples are interesting holy sites that you can visit while staying in Giridih. Al in all, if you really want to move far, far away from the maddening crowd and bustle of daily city life, there could be no place as awesome as Giridih.

Dhanbad

Dhanbad is abundant in coal mines and is rightly called the coal capital of India. It is also one of the cities that is growing at the fastest rate in the country. The regular advancement of the city coupled with scenic locations makes Dhanbad a remarkable place to visit. There are many impressive valleys and fresh forests around Dhanbad that attract tourists' attention. There are also many great dams present in the city which allows you some leisure time away from daily life. It not only attracts tourists because of its scenic value but also attracts many pilgrims. Dalmi is a religious place in Dhanbad dedicated to Durga, Shiva, Ganesh, and Nandi. It is much popular among devotees of Lord Shiva and is regularly frequented by them. Dhanbad also attracts Buddhist and Jain pilgrims since there are many locations in the city revered to be holy by these sects.

The best thing about traveling to Dhanbad has to be the many options that are available to you. There are many major cities ith even international airports around Dhanbad which makes it very accessible from all sides. The Kavi Nazrul Islam Airport is 85 km away, the airport in Ranchi is 140 km away, Gaya airport is 207 km away. and the international airports in Kolkata and Patna are 269 and 271 km away from Dhanbad respectively. This gives you a huge range of opportunities to travel into Dhanbad from these places. This also shows that Dhanbad is very well-connected by roadways from all sides within as well as outside the state. Nearly all the trains that have to pass through this route have a halt in Dhanbad making it well connected through railways too!

Bokaro

Bokaro, the Steel City of India, is known for the many industries that deal in coal and steel in India. It shows a vibrant metropolitan lifestyle and is quite an advanced city. Do not think that the only thing that you can get at Bokaro and huge industries since this place is surrounded by many natural sites. If you are planning your trip to Bokaro then taking the roadways along NH 33 is the best option for you. You may also travel by air but in that case, you have to get down at Ranchi airport which is 122 km away from Bokaro. The railway station at Bokaro Steel City is just 12 km away from the main city center allowing you easy access into the city.

Bokaro Steel City is marvelous and thus a must-visit site if you are traveling through Bokaro. The Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park is very interestingly made and thus should be visited to have some fun time. The Bokaro Ispat Pustakalay is a great place to look for many interesting and often-lost books. There is also a range of temples such as Jagannath temple, Gayatri temple, and Kali temple in Bokaro which attracts many pilgrims throughout the year.

A trip to Jharkhand is going to be very fulfilling for you because of the many things it has got to show. Whether you want to witness the touch of modernization or you want to be one with nature, Jharkhand has an excess of either of the two to offer. This makes Jharkhand a very unique place to visit too. Since there are lots of tribal communities in Jharkhand, it also grants you an interesting opportunity to look into the daily lives of the hard-working and welcoming tribal people. You will also have a fun time enjoying their company and learning about their everyday life.
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<![CDATA[Andaman & Nicobar : India - Best Places to Visit]]>Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:48:08 GMThttp://zinniatrip.com/travel/andaman-nicobar-india-best-places-to-visit#Andaman #Nicobar #islands #places #India

​Andaman and Nicobar islands are widely popular places in India.  Not only Indian tourists but foreigners too frequent the area due to its glamorous beauty. Earlier inhabited by various indigenous tribes, the island is now famous for its white sandy beaches, blue waters, and serene atmosphere throughout the season. The place has a rich historical background and cultural diversity. It is home to various indigenous tribes. Also, the diversity of flora and fauna will leave you amazed. You can explore various water sports or relax on the serene beach. The hospitality of the tourism ensures ultimate comfort for the tourists. Here are some of the places you must visit on your next trip to the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Port Blair

The major attraction of Port Blair is the Cellular jail. It is a poignant reminder of all the sacrifices of Indian freedom fighters. During the colonial period, British rulers used to imprison freedom fighters in prison. It was disconnected from the mainland. The wings of the cell were built so that the prisoners could only see the stony backside of the opposite cell.

These days, ferries operate from Port Blair to Cellular jail, and it is a must-watch for the tourists. Some of the other places you may visit include Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Chatham Saw Mill, Japanese Bunkers, Corbyn's Cave, Chidiya Tapu, North Bay Island, Samudrika Marine Museum, Mount Harriet, Jolly Buoy Island, Anthropological Museum, and Sippighat Agricultural Farm.

Ratnam market is located at the heart of Port Blair. From spices to seashell products - you can shop your favourite items here. If you are looking to shop for souvenirs, you may also visit Mubarak Supermarket. You can easily access public transport. The market also has a parking space to enhance your convenience.
You can taste a wide variety of lip-smacking delicacies at Port Blair. From grilled fish to crabs and lobster - everything is available at a very reasonable cost.

Port Blair's nearest airport is Veer Savarkar International Airport. Regular flights from major airlines operate here. It is only 2 km away from the city, and you can reach it by car, bus or cab.

Havelock Islands

The home to Radhanagar beach and multiple other beaches, Havelock Islands, is a famous tourist spot in Andaman Nicobar. The Time Magazine recognizes Radhanagar beach as the best beach in Asia. Located at a distance of 12 km from the Havelock Islands, this beach is a must-visit. The sparkling blue water will instantly cheer you up. You can indulge in various activities, including fishing, boating, snorkelling, scuba diving, etc. You can also enjoy elephant rides. Make sure to have a camera handy because the blue waters and white sands will leave you mesmerized. 

There are several other beaches you can visit, including Kalapathar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, and Elephant Beach.

Havelock Islands have a lot to offer for souvenirs. One of the most famous beach markets is Market 3. You can shop for fancy items, beach essentials, designer apparels, and jewellery. Hi-Land is yet another popular supermarket you can visit. Andaman Fish Curry is a must-try in Havelock. The fish is marinated and cooked in low steam with a variety of spices. You can also try other kinds of seafood.

The island is located at a 63 km distance from Veer Savarkar Airport. You can avail of a ferry or seaplane to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair.

Baratang Island

If you have an adventurous bent of mind and want to explore caves and forests, Baratang Island is a go-to place for you. Its major attractions are the mud volcanoes and limestone caves. Enjoy the boat ride through a canopy of forest that homes the indigenous Jarwa tribe. Be aware of the sea crocodiles and avoid any temptation to touch the water.

The limestone cave will grab your attention as the erosion has created various unique shapes. The local guide will tell you interesting facts like the history of the caves and the tribes. This will add more to your amusement.

Make sure to visit mud volcano, parrot island, baludera beach and limestone caves once you are at Baratang Island. The island is less explored and still has an adventurous spirit. There are no snorkel rental paces or dive centres. If you want to snorkel, you have to carry your gear from Port Blair or Havelock Islands. Sunbathing is also not recommended as sand flies frequent the place.

The island is not an ideal place for shopping. Keep that for significant destinations like Port Blair or Havelock Island. You can try local cuisines at the canteen, including Amritsari Kulcha, fish curry, chilli curry, etc.

Baratang is located 100 km away from Port Blair. The most convenient way to reach the island is by hiring a private car or availing of a bus. Two-wheelers are not allowed.

Neil Island

How can we possibly talk about Andaman Nicobar without mentioning coral reefs? Neil Island is a famous place for white shores and coral reefs. Try to visit the beaches during the morning and evening to enjoy calm and serene nature. During these times, the water is clear, and you can enjoy the site of coral reefs.
Due to stunning coral reefs, Neil Island is known as the coral capital o Andaman. Even if you are not a snorkelling enthusiast, you can enjoy the beach, spend some time in the hammock, and enjoy a campfire. There are several benches for strollers, and you can drink fresh coconut water sold abundantly on the beach.

Here are some of the places you must visit - Lakshmanpur beach, Bharatpur beach, Sitapur beach, and natural bridge. If you have an adventurous spirit, you may indulge in water sports or jet skiing. If you visit the place in January, you can attend a week-long festival called Subhash Mela that celebrates Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's birthday.

There are various tiny shops in Bharatpur beach to buy jewellery, stone and pearls. You can also purchase seashells on Neil Island. You can taste lobster and banana cake during your visit to the place. There are several other divine cuisines available here. If you have a turn for street foods, try dal pakora, samosa and jalebi.

Located at about 36 km from Port Blair, you can reach Neil Island through ferries and boats. If you visit the place during peak tourist season, make sure to book your ferry in advance to avoid long queues.​

Ross Island

Famous for the ruins of the penal colony, Ross Island is a less explored yet fascinating place to visit. If you have a knack for Indian history, there's no way you can skip visiting the site. Here's a brief history of amusing you. The place was preceded by Cellular jail or the Kaala paani. The British rulers used to imprison the freedom fighters here, and you can see the ruins of the gallows. This is a thrilling sight and a poignant one at that. The ruins of several British bakeries and lavish bungalows are there as well. Though it was a notorious place during the colonial period, its picturesque beauty drives many tourists these days.
Ross Island penal colony, British colony ruins, Barren Island, Japanese bunkers, and forest department museum are some of the must-visit places here.

Ross Island is not much famous for shopping. You can buy some seashell jewellery or showpieces available on the sea beach. But save shopping mainly for Port Blair! Several small sheds and huts are built across the island. You can check these out and enjoy a fulsome meal. Try coconut water and kinds of seafood in the serene atmosphere and enjoy your time.

Rangat

Do you want to visit a place full of mangroves, sea lives and beaches? That's Rangat for you! Located in the middle of Andaman Island, this is the breeding ground for turtles. You can see leatherback and hawksbill turtle, green sea turtles, olive ridley turtles and many other variants. Rangat is famous for Cuthbert Bay Beach. You can pay a visit to the Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to see how newly born turtles gradually scramble towards the sea. Some other places to visit include Long Island, Amkunj Beach, Panchvati Hills, and Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walkway.

You can purchase designer apparels and various other souvenirs at Rangat. There are some unique coconut curved items like finger bowls or lamps. The local craftsmen will leave you amazed. If you have a turn for sizzling food, don't miss coconut prawn curry! It's delicious!

You can reach Rangat Island by ferry from Port Blair, Neil and Long Island and Havelock Island. Remember that the ferries are available only 4-5 days a week. So plan your trip accordingly and book a ferry beforehand to avoid a long queue.

The Great Nicobar Island

This island is the largest of the Nicobar Islands. It spans almost 1045 sq km. The area was severely damaged during the 2004 tsunami that led to numerous deaths.

It has a vast rainforest that homes diverse wildlife. It is also considered a part of the world biosphere reserve. The island is home to the indigenous tribe called Shompen - one of the oldest tribes in the entire world. 

If you have a turn for photography, don't forget to visit Campell Bay - home to various types of fauna, including giant robber cab, Nicobar pigeon, crab-eating macaque, and megapode. You can also visit Indira Point.

There are some small kiosks and shops selling spices and seashell products. You can purchase these. You may also shop some exotic fruits and try. If you are more interested into exploring local cuisine, we recommend you to try seafood here.

You can reach here with Pawan Hans helicopter service from Port Blair or by inter-island ferry and boat service.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their outstanding scenic beauty, the rich reserve of fauna and flora, and quiet and relaxing beaches. The hospitality of the locals will leave you amazed. From outdoor activities to sizzling delicacies - your trip will to Andaman and Nicobar Island will be a memorable one. Take a few days off from your daily mundane life and escape to the arms of nature.
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