Every now and then visiting a place and experiencing a lifestyle that is the exact contradiction of what one would consider his or her day to day life, is essential in order to view life from a newer angle. Here are five seamless destinations for people looking to ‘get away’ from their usual life, hoping to experience something more.
The Badami caves in Karnataka echo the immense love the 6th and the 7th century AD ruling family, the Chalukayas, had for explorative architecture. These glorious caves are amongst the top tourist attractions in India and that says a lot because there are a lot of brilliant tourist spots in India. The caves date back to 6th century AD and are located at the entrance of a mystifying ravine. In total there are four caves – three of which have ancient Brahamanic Hindu temples and the other boasts a wonderful Jain temple. Carved with stylish images and sculptures of Hindu and Jain gods and thought leaders (Jain Thirthankaras), the Karnataka caves are ideal for experiencing a taste of ancient Indian lifestyle, traditions and culture.
Germany’s capital city of Berlin is home to some of Europe’s most exciting historical spots. Be sure to research the Berlin Pass as it may help you save quite a bit of money if you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing. For people who aren’t exactly history buffs, there are loads of stunning lake beaches, in particular the Strandbad Grünau, which is a must visit exotic beach in East Berlin. The Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Prerow beaches on the Baltic coast also are great for serene and uplifting experiences for travellers looking to relish exceptional local food, sandy seashores, green forests and a chilly swim in the beaches while appreciating the splendid natural beauty on the Darss peninsula in the Baltic shoreline.
If unwinding on stunning coastlines and getting mystified in the world of ancient historical attractions is a tourist’s perfect idea of a getaway, staying in and exploring Italy is what they should be planning for. Get perplexed in the extravagant boulevards of Milan while spending the mid-afternoons discovering historic ruins of Sicily. For those who still aren’t convinced about Italy, a trip to the beach resorts in Vicenza and feasting on Italian delicacies is a proposition hard to turn down!
Retreats in Morocco are a delight particularly for travellers who wish to discover the Middle Atlas Slope region by foot. Accessible without difficulty from Marrakech, the Berber communes and societies that tourists will come across on this path are extremely welcoming. Hire a private guide to help you discover the best parts of Morocco. In addition to the Middle Atlas Mountains, other must visit places in Morocco include the celebrated waterfalls of Cascades Ouzoud which are close to Marrakech.
Lisbon was presented with the award of the Best European Destination a couple of years ago and for good reason. The city is stunning and out of the ordinary – it is almost like Europe’s very own South America! Uncover the splendours and affluence of Lisbon, by visiting the extravagant fortresses of Sintra and the St George Castle. With fantastic food and drinks available on every street corner, tourists are most likely to find themselves lost in the spectacular backstreets of Alfama.
These places have an interesting history which deserves exploration!