Most Popular Beaches In India

5 Top Most Popular Beaches In India For Romance

If a beach vacation is your choice, keep India in mind. India may perhaps be the ideal beach vacation spot when it comes to value for your money! and keep in mind that India has a coastline that is 7,600 kilometers in length. Thousands of tourists from all over Europe and Australia visit India’s beaches vacation towns every year.

Beaches are one of the best creation of nature, where Sun, Sand and Sea come together to celebrate their love. A place to feel freedom, relax and enjoy the every moment of life. Beaches of Goa and Kerala are counted in best beaches of India. These exotic and gorgeous beaches are best as Honeymoons destination in India as well as for adventures water sports. Cuisines of coastal area are one of the best foods to have in India. India has a very rich culture in terms of beaches, natural beauty and landscapes. There are some incredibly scenic and exotic beaches in India. One can also enjoy sun-bathing in West Bengal beaches like Shankapur beach and Digha beach, lapped by Bay of Bengal with lovely lawns and fresh water swimming pools.

Most Popular Beaches In India

Most Popular Beaches In India

List of beaches in India

Calangute Beach Goa

Calangute is one of the most famous beach of Goa,located in north Goa and largest one among all. Calangute and Baga Beaches are two close beaches and visited by thousands of international and domestic tourists. Ocean water sports like Parasailing,snake Boats,sailing and windsurfing are one of the best way to enjoy at Calangute Beach. Beaches of Goa are well famous for its excellent nightlife,full-moon parties and awesome cuisines. Other Most popular beaches in Goa are Anjuna, Palolem Beach,Candolim Beach and sinquerim beach.

Marina Beach Tamil Nadu

The most popular Marina Beach of Chennai is a 13 km long an urban beach along with the Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu. Marina Beach is the longest urban beach of the country and second longest in the world. Marina Beach of Coromandel coast is one of the major tourist attraction of the city and famous for its food stalls,shops,memorials and statues, morning walk and mainly as lovers point. Other beautiful beaches in Chennai are Elliots Beach,Golden beach and beaches of Kanyakumari.

Puri Beach Orissa

Puri Beach is one of the famous attraction of the city along with the world famous famous Hindu temple,Jagannath Temple. Puri Beach is known for its amazing sand arts and the annual Puri Beach Festival. The paradise of Orissa is situated 35km from the popular Konark on the Marine Drive and 60-km from the capital city and city of temples Bhubaneswar.

Agatti Island Beach Lakshadweep

The Quiet and uninhabited beaches of lakshadweep are known as the best Swimming beaches in the world. Agathy is a 5.6 km long island along with the coral atoll and famous for its Sparkling water,coral fishes and coral reefs. Agatti Islands beaches are one of the best place for water sports such as scuba diving,snorkeling and kayaking.

Digha Beach Kolkata

The Digha Beach of Kolkata is one of the most popular beach of Bay of Bengal and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists every year. In the last few years Digha is emerge as one of the most popular weekend getaway in the city for its good hotel, foods and beaches. New Digha, Shankarpur and Chandaneshwar are few more nearby beaches in Digha.

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Top Seven Night Attractions And Activities In Singapore

Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, and it’s true that the small city-state does have certain sheen of wealth. But Singapore offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining (though it’s worth indulging in those a bit if you can). There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, along with the many family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic city worthwhile.

Clarke Quay

The delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco- style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge.Night-Attractions-in-Singapore.jpg

Chinatown

Chinatown is another Singapore icon; great for shopping, to see all kind of important attractions and trying out authentic Chinese food. There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore.

Singapore Night Safari

Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,100 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalaya griffon vultures, greater one- horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the “Creatures of the Night” show for a goof 20- minute overview of the animals to be seen here.

Sentosa Beach Bars

Don’t want to wait until after dark to start the party? Then your best bet is to head to Sentosa Island, which is home to some sumptuous Ibiza-style beach bars. Things kick off around mid-afternoon and weekend parties will often run through to the small hours. For the liveliest spots, head to Azzura Beach Club or Tanjong Beach Club which holds monthly beach parties like Smack My Beach Up and Full Steam Ahead. It’s a way off Thailand’s legendary Full Moon Party, but still lots of fun.

Explore Haji Lane

Take a walk down memory lane at Singapore’s Haji Lane located in the Kampong Glam area. This interesting lane is lined with rows of shop houses that are home to small boutiques and shops selling interesting and unique trinkets and even funky bars and bistros. You never know what “gem” you might find hidden in one of these shops.

Merlion Park

Make an early pit stop by the Asian Civilisations Museum (closes at 9pm) and soak in some Southeast Asian culture and history in the state-of-the-art displays of Chinese, South Indian and Islamic heritage.

A walking distance away is the Merlion Park, one of the Popular Singapore Attractions favoured for its picture-perfect scenery of the Marina Bay. Visitors here often take time to admire the beauty of the scenic landscape. This is also the best spot to take a picture with the newly opened Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in the background.

Lantern

One of the most stylish hotel bars in Singapore, Lantern provides a poolside oasis atop the uber-stylish Fullerton Bay Hotel. What this roof top bar lacks in height, it more than makes up for in style. With stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay and the CBD skyline, this urban getaway oozes sophisticated chic with its Latin-inspired cocktails and bar snacks, comfy seating and cozy candlelit ambience. A live Cuban band completes the tropical holiday atmosphere.

family destinations in the world

Summer Vacation Destinations for Couples

Summer is the season to take a step back from the bustle of everyday life and enjoy the sunshine. Summer vacations aren’t only for families; there are also many romantic destinations that set the scene for a great couple’s getaway. Whether you want to travel near or far, the beach is calling your name for some sunbathing and splashing in the surf with your loved one. Beyond the beach, there are many more options for couples too.

family destinations in the world

family destinations in the world

Florida

Florida is one of the most popular family destinations in the world, and it’s also great for young couples. The beaches along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts are breathtaking, while cities such as Miami provide a vibrant energetic place with awesome nightlife and parties. The Orlando area provides the theme parks, which are great for more adventurous thrill seekers.

Rome

Rome remains one of the most exciting cities in the world and is perfect for a city break for a couple. There’s the beautiful Vatican City to explore, the ancient remains of Roman civilisation, food to die for, and a relaxed laid-back atmosphere. The nightlife is exciting and diverse, and the city just oozes romance with its fountains, architecture, and stunning art and parks.

The Greek Islands

The Greek islands have something for all young couples, from fantastic party destinations to islands steeped in ancient ruins and beautiful towns and villages. Wherever you go, you can find beautiful beaches, wonderful food, warm weather, and warm waters, making this a great relaxing and romantic escape.

Indian Therapies

India, the land of mystic cultures and traditions is a guaranteed success. There are amazing natural therapies you can indulge in, in this country, for absolute relaxation and mental peace. One such famous technique is the Vippasanna technique which involves meditation, dieting and detoxification methods. It is offered in many cities across the country, but the one in the northern regions of Himalayas is exceptionally famous.

The massages with natural oils in the state of Kerala are also world famous, and tourists come and visit this state from all over the world. Two such therapies are Kati Vasti and Shirodhara. If this is not your idea of a summer holiday, visit the beaches of Goa, a state in the southern hemisphere of the country.

Cape Verde

Breaks for couples to Cape Verde give you sun, subtropical weather, and lovely warm waters lapping gently on sprawling sandy beaches. The islands have a wonderful landscape and a culture much less party oriented than the Balearic Islands. Cape Verde gives a couple a real escape from reality and the perfect chance to indulge yourself in pampering and luxury.

Tenerife

Tenerife is a very popular party destination and a family destination. It’s perfect for young couples as it boasts fantastic sights, secluded beaches, and party beaches and towns. There’s a little something for everyone here, and you can have a holiday tucked away somewhere quiet. Spend your days sightseeing and enjoying the beaches or spend your nights partying! Tenerife is beautiful and has much to offer.

Paris

No city break in the world is as romantic and exciting for young couples as Paris. If you’ve never been before, it’s the best romantic destination in the world with the Eiffel Tower, the beautiful Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame, the luxurious Seine, world-famous cuisine, and incredible art museums.

Most Colorful Festivals In The World

Biggest and Most Colorful Festivals In The World

Festivals are celebrations of a community, representing the unity and uniqueness of a particular group or region. From religious festivals to cultural celebrations, festivals are typically tied to historical traditions, carrying them on into the modern world. Featuring parades, live music, dancing, and partying, festivals can be fun and entertaining, or somber and poignant.

Festivals are a great way to experience a local culture and its traditions, meet locals at one of their happiest and wildest times. Some festivals are worth planning an entire vacation around. Here is a look at some of the most colorful festivals around the world.

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

Most Colorful Festivals In The World

Most Colorful Festivals In The World

This is a very exciting carnival of Spain. People from different parts of the world willingly participate in this festival. For fifteen days, people see the streets of Spain filled with colors, joy, excitement and unlimited fun. Many beautiful girls in their costumes also attend the carnival and one of them is elected as the carnival queen, and thousands of people cover the streets singing and making merry to each other. Different artists and bands give musical performances and the whole crowd sing their bellies out with joy.

Full Moon Party

Few years ago, some tourists saw the most beautiful full moon in Koh Phangan so arranged the full night beach party to celebrate the full moon night and from now onwards this full moon night festival is celebrated every year in Thailand. People from different places come to join this celebration. Thousands of people gather, watch the yellow moon reflecting over the sand beach and people lite lamps and the celebration starts. As the time proceeds, everybody dances around, loads of music is played. Jugglers entertain the crowd, drinks are served and people go around enjoying with each other.

The Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year begins from the first new moon of the year and last till second full moon and as a whole this festival last for about 15 days. In this festival people give offerings to their gods and ancestors, enjoy family get together, Chinese new year parade and the lantern festivals on 15th day.

This parade features ion and dragon dances, marches of band, performances of Martial arts and cultural dances. The last day shows lantern festival which is a gift to the eyes of visitors.

Cologne Carnival in Cologne

This crazy carnival is one of the most famous events in Germany and plays a very important role in Cologne, the fourth largest city in Germany. The carnival takes place every year on the second half of February. People spend these crazy days with a great pleasure, dressed in colorful costumes. They gather in the town hall and start the most cheerful days of the year.

Holi

The festival of colors, as it is popularly known as, Holi is celebrated throughout north India on the full moon of the month of March. Heaps of colors and pichkaris (low pressure water guns) begin to spread throughout the market places days before Holi. Special sweets and dishes are prepared in advance and a bonfire is observed on the eve of holi which signifies victory of good over evil as per ancient Hindu religious stories. On the day of holi, people play with bright colors, spray colored water on each other, throw water filled balloons on one another, exchange greetings and dance to the rhythm of holi songs.

Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas for Couples

Fun and Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas for Couples

Planning a romantic weekend getaway but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help. Celebrate with that special someone and get away from reality, even if it’s just for the weekend. From cruises to casinos, Women on Their Way has the best romantic weekend getaway ideas for you and your partner.

So, its time for you to realize that you do not have to burn a hole through your pocket by planning an expensive romantic weekend. The lack of money should not deter you from spending some much needed alone time with your partner over the weekend. Here we bring you some ideas for a romantic weekend.

Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas for Couples

Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas for Couples

Go Camping

Pick some spot around your locality where both of you can go camping together for a romantic outdoor weekend. Leave your laptops at home, switch off your phones and get ready for a weekend immersed in nature. Some quality time with your partner exploring and living without technology is exactly what you need to strengthen the bond you share. Have romantic meals around the campfire and stay up at night watching the stars for a memorable weekend away.

Explore the natural world

Break away from the hustle and bustle and get back to nature with a weekend camping trip. While it might not sound like the best romantic weekend getaway initially, just picture yourselves sitting by a roaring fire, bundled underneath a blanket while gazing at the stars. Need I go on? Make it an active vacation by including some beautiful hikes, a dip in a nearby lake, or a quick fishing or kayaking trip. Say goodbye to cellphones and reconnect with nature as you reconnect with your partner.

At the Beach

How can one forget about a beach, while listing weekend vacation spots! Beach surfing and then having frosty drinks along with your partner is a fun as well as romantic way to spend the weekend. After all, romantic getaways are just not complete without mentioning a beach as a vacation spot.

Candlelight Dinner

Clichés are clichés for a reason. Never underestimate this romantic favorite. Throw your apron on and cook your partner his or her favorite meal. If you can take part in the cooking, and turn it into a fun activity, especially since the kitchen might be a very exciting area for some couples. Do not forget to crack open a bottle of wine to add some class to your romantic night. Make a playlist of all the songs that are special to you, and maybe slow dance to them together.

Wine and Dine

Wine tasting is another plan that you can be implemented for a perfect weekend. There are many vineyards that can become perfect weekend retreats. Wine tasting can be, at times free, or they might charge a fee for it. This is totally dependent on the vineyard owner. However, wine tasting is often an inexpensive episode. You can bring along some crusty bread with you. After the wine tasting, you can relax at a spa nearby. At night, have dinner somewhere in a cozy restaurant.

Choosing The Perfact Tents For Camping

Camping season is here and it’s a beloved summer pastime for many of us. When purchasing a tent, there are a number of aspects that need to be considered. From the type of camping you’ll be doing to the type of weather you’ll be camping in, there are several different factors that will affect the type of tent that’s best for you. This is the reason it becomes important to research all your options in terms of style, size, and materials used.

Outdoor Camping activity that is not only relished during summer but in other seasons as well. It is one activity that is enjoyed not just by kids but also adults as well. Whether you head out to the wilderness or an organized camp ground, it is needed that you plan things carefully to achieve memorable and successful camping experience. Before you camp out, be sure to prepare all the things that you need. Read on to obtain additional insights and information about the rewards of camping and how to effectually prepare all the things needed.

Choosing The Perfect Tents For Camping

Choosing The Perfect Tents For Camping

Size or Space

This can be summed up with one question: how many of you are planning to sleep inside the tent? Do you plan on sleeping in the tent as one whole family or do you wish to give your little kids their own tent? Moreover, how much space do you want or need? The average tent-for-two may be good for many but it might not be enough for your needs if you tend to pack heavily for outdoor trips. And so yes, if you want your luggage inside your tent as well then you need to consider how much space to allocate to your stuff.

Comfort

This is critical because camping trips tend to be a lot more fun when you know you can look forward to a wonderful night’s sleep after a fun but exhausting day under the sun, hiking or rock climbing.

Safety or Durability

There are basically two types of risks or dangers that you need to keep in mind when choosing a camping tent. First, you need to consider your personal safety and security. You need a tent that will provide you sufficient protection from wild animals and the weather. The latter means usually means waterproof protection. You also need a tent that won’t end up like the first two homes built by the three little pigs in the fairy tale. Even the strongest winds shouldn’t be able to blow your “house” down.

Weight and Bulkiness

If you’re going for back-country camping and will be backpacking, the weight of the tent becomes very critical here. Along with the tent, you will be carrying your food, clothes and all the camping gear in your backpack. Usually dome shaped-tents and pyramid-shaped tents also called as teepees come handy while backpacking due to their lightweight and the sturdiness.

On the other hand, if you are car camping at a campground, and you will be carrying your camping gear in your car, then the weight of the tent is not much of an issue. You will most likely be camping with your family or friends and you can opt for a bigger and heavier tent to suit your needs.

Sleeping Capacity

Sleeping capacity here essentially means that along with all the members sleeping in the tent comfortably, you have some space for storing the gear as well. Even with your gear inside the tent, you must have ample space inside the tent.

If you are a group of 4-5 and are thinking of buying a 3-person tent just because it “looks big enough” and is cheaper, rethink your decision again. Things can get cramped. If you are a person who likes personal space around yourself, you must do adequate research before you buy a tent! So take care that you consider the total number of persons (and maybe pets), along with the gear while selecting a tent.

Best Romantic Places To Visit In The World

Best Romantic Places

Best Romantic Places

Looking for a place to go with your sweetheart? Some place romantic and beautiful, where you would be able to get all the alone time you have wanted. Such peaceful and lovely places exist, and we are going to tell you about them. So here you go, have a look.

Venice, Italy

The most romantic view of the romance is the Venice. it is the best option to go for the most romantic places. it is beautiful city.love and love is all over in the air of the Venice. it is city of lakes and boats it sounds so romantic. Its also great and peaceful city of world where you never disappoint to spent a whole day and night with your life-partner , girl-friend or with your family.

Honolulu, Hawaii

it is also one of the most romantic place of world. it is beautiful island with crystal clear water.you can photography underwater because water is very clear at this place.there are many beaches and water flows which are best place. it is best gift of the nature to share it with your love one. best place to visit with your girlfriend or boyfriend.

Bermuda

Bermuda has long been a choice vacation spot for lovers. Topping their list: Elbow Beach on the south shore, which was named “Best Place for Falling in Love” by The Bermudian magazine. For a secluded retreat, visit Astwood Cove in Warwick Parish or Somerset Long Bay in Sandys Parish;

The Maldives

The Maldives, of course. Feel like you are in your own private paradise with a stay in one of the overwater bungalows strung along the crystal-clear turquoise sea. Bask on the private white-sand beaches, feeling like you and your S.O. are in a world of your own.

Florence, Italy

Nothing says romance more than watching the sunset from Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo. After a day ogling frescos in the numerous museums in Florence and sipping Chianti in outdoor cafes, you’d have to be dead not to feel a little amorous here in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

The Most Famous Bridges Around The World

31Bridges are ways to overcome crowd and narrow streets and make use of lands in a different way. They facilitate movements of cars and people all over the world. They are a stunning example of the engineering innovation. Many bridges made history because of their uses, locations and popularity. Some of the most famous bridges in the world can be either walked across or climbed and some are open for the pedestrians for special occasions only.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The most recognizable landmark in Sydney is, without a doubt, the vista of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The bridge connects the central business district with the North Shore and offers dramatic views of the harbor. It is the place where crowds gather to watch the New Year’s Fireworks and climbing the bridge is one of the most appealing attractions for those visiting Sydney.

Tower Bridge

Designed by Horace Jones and Wolfe Barry in 1894, Tower Bridge is the most beautiful bridge and also one of the most prominent landmarks in London. This bridge has a length of 800-ft but raises in the centre to a maximum clearance of 140-ft, allowing ships to pass down the Thames.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge with a leg on each side of the Golden Gate strait, of a mile wide, and three mile long, linking San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is one of the most worldwide famous symbols of San Francisco, California. It has been stated to be one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is founded in England, it is perambulator and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne. The bridge links Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter in the south, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north. This amazing structure was conceived and designed by Wilkinson Eyre, an architect and Gifford, structural engineer.

Brooklyn Bridge

It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Finished in 1883, the bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn and is a landmark featured in many movies. Miranda and Steve chose to meet on the bridge to reunite and continue their marriage. Romantic, yet with a possible tragic end and one if them wouldn’t show up.

India’s Best Honeymoon Destinations For You

Best Honeymoon Destinations

Best Honeymoon Destinations

A honeymoon is a special time, so plan a very special holiday with your beloved. If you are getting married in the next couple of months here are some ideas for you to plan your honeymoon soon in India or overseas.

There are many hill stations also where you can spend some romantic and peaceful moments with your loved one. You would love Dalhousie, Mussoorie, Darjeeling, Kullu-Manali, Ooty, Munnar, Shimla and Gangtok etc.

Kerala

Enjoying honeymoon in Kerala may become memorable for any married couple, and why not, Kerala is one of the top honeymoon spots in India. It offers the natural beauty of Kerala backwaters, sun bath at Kovalam beach, hills of Munnar & Wayanad, endless tourist spots in Cochin/Kochi, Allepey and Kottayam which makes your honeymoon too romantic & most enjoyable.

Kullu Manali

Manali is one of the most popular honeymoon places for those who’re looking for ice-cold hill station for have a good time. Kullu Manali is all time favorite honeymoon destinations for Indian married couples as well as foreign travelers. It is blessed with green hills, snow covered mountains, waterfalls and big green grass landscape.

Ooty

The land of eucalyptus trees, tea plantation, vegetable cultivation, wild flowers and emerlad hill slopes. Take a ride on Mettupalayam-Ooty mountain train or pay a visit to many of the popular shooting locations of Indian film industry – Ooty Botanical Garden, Lake, Dodabetta, Pykara Lake and Shooting Medu. Experience the mist as you explore Ooty.

Shimla

The hill station known for oak, pine, fir trees, snow and for retaining its colonial charm! Visit Chadwick falls, Summer Hill, Mall Road, Shimla Ridge, Glen, Prospect Hill, Daranghati Sanctuary or take short tours to neighbouring areas like Kufri and Narkanda, as you explore the hills and breathtaking views of valleys. If you are lucky, you could be in Shimla to experience snow and add more joy to your honeymoon trip.

Udaipur

The Lake City, the gateway to several historic monuments and beautiful lakes. Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar are the must-to visit lakes and climb the hill to step in at Sajjangarh Fort to view the surrounding lakes, Bagore-Ki Haveli to view the exotic haveli. Don’t miss out on Jaisamand Lake and Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best Places to Spend Christmas Destinations 2014

Christmas holiday is the about time in every person’s life and people like to travel during Christmas week. Book a holiday package this Christmas and take the quality time with your family, friends and loved ones. Christmas vacation packages are moderately priced through the travel companies, travel agents, in which the work of Travel Deals Finder would be to shorten the distance between travelers and Travel Companies by posting exclusive and latest Christmas holiday packages. Here are some great options to spending your Christmas at home. This is our help guide to the Top 4 Alternative Christmas Holidays in 2014.

Christmas holidays in England

Christmas holidays in England

Christmas holidays in England

You could just as easily say London, but towns and cities throughout the country which make splendorous Christmas destinations. What about the river District, with its snow-capped mountains, or Rochester, using its Dickensian Christmas festival and castle tours? The museums, markets and countryside of Yorkshire allow it to be another good bet for a winter sojourn. The limited travel time, and lack of seasonally-hiked airfares, also means a Christmas burglary the UK won’t break the bank. London will be a little crueller on the purse strings – favouring a rental property is easily the best value option – however the nation’s capital buzzes at Christmas. Eat the Nut Cracker Ballet in the Royal Opera House, or pick the right path through the lively Christmas market at Hyde Park. Holiday cheer reaches its zenith around Trafalgar Square.

Christmas holidays in Iceland

It makes sense that Christmas in Iceland is a you’ll never forget: for starters, you’re unlikely to possess ever been so cold. Christmas is well known on December 24 here, but on top of that one custom, you can expect a quintessential white Christmas. The streets are strung with fairy-lights along with a sense of seasonal magic envelops all. Go to the Golden Circle for natural wonders – geysers, glaciers and waterfalls – or even the centre of Reykjavik for an variety of cathedrals, galleries and museums. Who knows, you might even obtain a glimpse of the glowing, liquid-green aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.

Christmas holidays in Scotland

There’s a massive array of things to do in Scotland over Christmas. The main city of Edinburgh erupts with festive cheer, and also the Princess Street Gardens skating rink is abuzz with activity within the run up to December 25. Elsewhere, there’s a German market, parties of carollers along with a gamut of seasonal dining options. In Glasgow, the Gallery of contemporary Art is bookended by twin Christmas trees, along with a veil of star-like lights stretch between your adjacent buildings: there’s also an skating rink at George Square, along with a large tent supplies a regular flow of live music. Further north, the lochs and snow-encrusted mountains from the Highlands – not to mention the cosy local pubs with roaring log-fires – give a perfect setting for a winter break.

Christmas holidays Lapland, Finland

What springs in your thoughts when thinking of Lapland, Finland? Perhaps the closest thing you’ll reach experiencing a perfect white Christmas: enjoy reindeer sleigh rides, endless snowfall and also the unique opportunity to see among the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis, while remaining in traditional Sami wood cabins. Lapland can also be home to two major St. Nick amusement parks: The Santa Claus Village and Santa Park. These theme parks live up to their namesake, with personnel dressed up as elves and family fun reindeer sled rides along with the chance to meet Father Christmas himself. Still want more? Other key attractions and activities include skiing, ice-carting, Wolverine Fell Wilderness and Nature, Igloo Village Kakaslauttanen and also the snow village at Lainio. Lapland is really a treat for the senses and it is by far one of the best Yuletide experiences for just about any age.

Christmas holidays Lapland, Finland

Christmas holidays Lapland, Finland