India’s vast and incredibly diverse terrain offers an array of unique tourism opportunities. Between the South Asian country’s extensive list of ancient temples and historic mosques, your toughest decision will be where to travel first.
Located along the Bay of Bengal in Eastern India, Chennai boasts endless history, religious sights, 17th-century architecture and ornate temples. Enjoy the blend of beach views and unique landmarks, beginning with the Kapaleeshwarar Temple.
Just a bit further north, Agra is a must visit while in India. Home to the world-famous Taj Mahal, ancient Agra Fort and Akbar’s Tomb, Agra is a hub for a quintessential Indian experience.
Also known as the “Pink City,” Jaipur bursts with royal appeal. Check out the Old City, known for the its many palaces and pink sandstone fortresses — hence the nickname. Stroll through Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar — just to name a few.
India’s capital, New Delhi consists of an astounding 11 districts, making this city one of the most diverse in the country. Get your camera ready and put your walking shoes on for a visit to the Jama Masjid. Stroll under the India Gate, a 1920s war memorial, and be sure to check out The Red Fort — an incredible Imperial fortress and museum from the 1600s.
The beaches, museums and wildlife sanctuaries of Goa will transport you to another world entirely. Head to Fort Aguada for sweeping views of the ocean, or check out the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. Head out on a hike, seeking Dudhsagar Falls along the Mandovi River, and cool off with your feet in the water.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.