Two Fantastic Asian Escapes

by Puru


Oct 20, 2012


Photo Courtesy: Jean-Marie Hullot

Are you looking to plan your next getaway? Sick of the same old thing you seem to conform to every other year? Here are two fantastic ideas offering something new and exciting for everyone…


Nepal is home to a rich and interesting culture, stemming back to its days as an ancient kingdom. Just a few unmissable activities in Nepal include either taking a drive or hike amongst the beautiful mountain scenery boasting unbelievable views of the Himalayan peaks. Passing through the rustic mountain villages, giving you the opportunity to meet with the locals and get a taste of their fascinating traditions. There is the country’s first national park ‘Royal Chitwan’ providing home for a huge number of rare Indian Rhinoceroses amongst many other animals.

 A must go to hot spot in Nepal is the vibrant city of Kathmandu, familiarise yourself with the former imperial city and explore its rich culture. This capital city is a haven of Hindu temples, quaint courtyards and lively bazaar, with all of this and its ancient architecture, it really is like stepping back in time and definitely worth visiting during your stay in Nepal. Even simply taking some time out to sit on the temple steps is the perfect watching spot to observe the locals and get a feel for the authentic Nepalese culture.

You could head to Nagarkot, situated on the outskirts of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley, this is a top spot for unbelievable views of the Himalayas offering a truly unforgettable experience. Watching the sunrise over the mountains in the distance really does offer an unworldly feel to your trip.

This splendid country has all the tourist attractions you could possibly wish for, enhancing its beauty and offering the abundant adventure every vacationer wants. However you choose to enjoy it, whether as a trekker or on a volunteering project where you teach English in Nepal, it truly will mark a remarkable experience which you’ll struggle to ever forget.



Photo Courtesy: Trey Ratcliff

Chaotic streets, fragrant bazaars, wonderful sights and sun-soaked beaches, India could mean something different to everyone, it’s sure to wow you like nowhere else on earth. Probably one of the most diverse countries you could choose to ever visit, no two days will be the same or even similar in India. If you fancy visiting the capital city Delhi, this is an ancient city and modern metropolis rolled into one, a place where bullock carts will be racing the latest luxury car, it’s difficult to keep your jaw off the floor!

Another unmissable trip is the Taj Mahal in Agra, it may have taken 22 years to build and when you see it you will definitely understand why, it is a truly spectacular sight. From the famous Lotus Pool bench, to tiger spotting in the jungle, camel safaris across the Rajasthan desert and simply the idyllic white sandy beaches and turquoise seas of Goa, India offers the whole spectrum from a last minute holiday to a luxury break in the sun and is sure to dazzle you like nowhere before ever has.

I really hope this has given you an insight into the amazing things there are to discover in Asia, and hopefully you’ll choose to experience in your next holiday!

This is a guest post from Daffyd at Australia Cheap Flights.

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Puru is an IT Project Manager from Pune, India and an avid blogger. He is passionate about travel, photography, cinema and books. He blogs on Shadows Galore, Art House Cinema, The Mutinous Indian and Antarnaad.

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