The wonders of travelling are known to each one of us, but unfortunately only a few get to experience it in their lifetime. With so many beautiful places waiting to be discovered, travelling can be spontaneous and can often pop up unexpected pleasures, which wouldn’t have been possible in a monotonous routine life. Travelling is a substantial, for not only does it call for a leisurely time, but also helps nurture an inexplicable bond with the loved ones. However, even the most frequent travellers tend to make a mistake of improper planning and opt for expensive last flight tickets booking which can wreak havoc with your budget. But now, due to cheap air fares and Europe tour packages made available at affordable rates, travelling has become much easier and simply cannot be procrastinated any further. Travelling to some of the most beautiful destinations in Europe and around the world with your family has become easy and convenient with facilities like online flight bookings and Schengen visa processing
Every once in a while, it makes sense to take time out of your busy schedules and travel to a wonderful destination that has its own uniqueness in terms of natural beauty combined with marvellous architecture and stunning landscapes. The world is beautiful, with several offbeat places which are yet to be uncovered and you would definitely want to discover before it’s all over. If you’re tired of visiting the same old run-of-the-mill locales and yearning for a change, then you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of the most exotic and beautiful places to visit before you die. So without further ado, use the cheap flight deals and take off to these beautiful cities.
1) The Azores, Portugal
A group of nine volcanic islands located in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, The Azores is possibly Portugal’s best-kept secret. These exotic islands were believed to be discovered around 1427 by the Portuguese navigator Diogo de Silves. An autonomous part of Portugal, this far-flung archipelago feels like a world unto itself. The largest island, Såo Miguel, is about 747 square kilometres and the smallest, Corvo is just a mere 17 kilometres wide.
Known for its scenic beauty, thermal pools nestled in lush green forests, rugged coastlines, and empty sweeping beaches, The Azores is one of the Europe’s most exotic islands without a shadow of a doubt. When in The Azores, you cannot simply leave without trying out the delectable cuisine on offer. Azorean food is famed for being rich and hearty which means you’re unlikely to go hungry. With tasty flavours and a cuisine which boast of spicy stews, mouth-watering seafood delicacies, yummy dairy products (butter and yoghurt) and the indigenous Cozida- a dish native to the island of Såo Miguel, travellers have a lot to choose from.
Moreover, owing to the flying restrictions which have been lifted recently, you can opt for low-cost carriers that can bring you to the enchanted islands in your budget.. The best time to visit the Azores is between November end to February end when you can gaze and marvel at the natural wonders and it is hard to imagine a place better suited to nature lovers
2) Tuscany & Florence, Italy
Synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, Florence, the capital of Tuscany was home to some of the greatest artistic and scientific minds the planet has ever seen. Tuscany embodies much that Italy is famous for; from breathtaking landscapes, artistic legacy, spectacular palaces, delicious food, majestic villas and of course, it’s numerous vineyards, Tuscany does have it all and more. While the art galleries in Florence will evoke a sense of elegance and decadence, the cuisine will simply blow you away.
Essentially a simple cuisine, the recipes here incorporate a lot of local produce such as cheeses and grilled meats. The cuisine is known for their wide assortment of bread, liberal use of olive oil, wine-braised game meat such deer, boar, rabbit, hearty soups, and of course, the famed Chianti wine as well.
Home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, Tuscany has so much to do that you really need to plan a long visit in order to get the true taste of the city. As home to the Roman Empire, Tuscany is steeped in history and boasts of an enviable climate. Visit between April and June to revel in all its glory. Romance in Italy is tantamount and cities like Tuscany, Florence and few other destinations in the world will leave you awestruck. Once you visit this bustling city, coming back is like coming home, and each time you will find a new way to view it.
3) Mykonos, Greece
Located in heart of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos belongs to the Cyclades group of Greek islands and is one of the most inviting places in Greece. Stunningly picturesque, Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece, covered with sandy beaches, Cycladic architecture and whitewashed buildings. Mykonos is also famed for its cosmopolitan culture and exciting nightlife.
Spread across 53 miles, Mykonos is tiny but power-packed with tonnes of activities to keep yourself engaged throughout your visit here. From a close look at the windmills to dancing to the beats on the world-famous paradise beach, Mykonos is a traveller’s delight. Furthermore, the food is surely going to be delight to your palate. From luxury hotels to traditional taverns, there is something in store to fit every budget. Being an island, fish is an important constituent in the Mykonos diet. From Mediterranean classics such as Moussaka, Gyros, and Souvlaki to traditional Greek specialities such as ksinotira, louza and Meze, the cuisine here pays tribute to the brilliance of flavours born of simple ingredients on a barren island.
A charming, undiscovered, windmill-studded paradise back in the 1960’s, Mykonos has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Today is is known for its summer party atmosphere, breathtaking beaches and intense land/water sports. Mykonos is the ultimate holiday destination for all ages and the best time to visit these islands are in May or October
4) Udaipur, India.
Founded by Prince Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, Udaipur is popularly known as the City of Lakes and served as the capital of the former princely state of Mewar. Also nick named “Venice of the East”, Udaipur is regularly featured in blogs and magazines highlighting its colourful and vibrant culture, rich majestic history, stunning palaces and picturesque locales.
Although the cuisine is predominantly vegetarian, Udaipur does serve some lip-smacking food guaranteed to tantalise your taste-buds. Famed for its Rajasthani cuisine, Udaipur has a wide-array of thali restaurants serving delicious and filling food. If you love experimenting with your taste buds, there are plenty of street food options available such as pav bhaji, dabeli and chaat, etc.. For those with a sweet tooth, Udaipur will leave you with a toothache with its hot and tasty Jalebis available throughout the city.
When in Udaipur, do pay a visit to places of interest such as Lake Pichola, City Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Jag Mandir amongst others. One of the most culturally celebrated cities in India, the best time to this enchanting and diverse city is during the winter season, which starts from November and ends in mid-March.