The Travel Project By Contiki

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And in return you can win a free international trip.

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Get Lost In Ala Archa National Park – Kyrgyzstan

Ala Archa National Park is a perfect place for refreshing yourself from your hectic city life.
It offers nature in its purest form. Located 40km south of Bishkek, this park is quite popular among foreign tourists and locals alike. Activities like hiking and trekking lures a large number of tourists all over the world. The 200 square kilometers park is home to many small and large glaciers as well as mountain peaks. The park, which is surrounded by a large number of plants, also includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River. If you are a fan of hiking and trekking, then don’t miss the beauty of the park. There are many tourists operators in Bishkek who can arrange a short tip to this park.

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Aachen: Cathedral City Of Europe

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Aachen is a city that lives and breathes Europe. It is practically Europe in miniature. Aachen, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, has encapsulated the spirit, values and ideals of Europe since the days of Charlemagne. Indeed the Charlemagne Prize for services to European unity has been awarded at Aachen’s town hall since 1950.

Aachen Cathedral is both a local landmark and a monument to Europe’s illustrious past. After starting out life as the imperial palace’s chapel in 800 AD (the year of Charlemagne’s coronation), the completed building became the first cathedral in northern Europe and for many centuries served as the church of coronation for nearly every German king.

You can read more about the article here.

Image and story source: German Tourism

Orchha – A Spiritual Journey

After a little bit of research, I made up my mind to take a short trip to Orchha, a small town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. I chose Orchha as it is within easy reach from Delhi, but the main factor was – my deep affection for ancient temples. Three days are enough to see the main attractions of this beautiful town, which lies on the Betwa River.

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Some of the must-visit places are – The Fort of Orchha, The Chaturbhuj Temple and Raja Ram Temple. While the fort was built by the Bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, the temple was built by the Queen of Orchha Ganeshi Bai during the reign of Emperor Akbar. I was so fascinated by the fantabulous architecture of these structures that I spent many hours just gandering at them.

The Orchha Fort complex: The complex has many ancient monuments, including palaces and temple. The fort and other structures were built by the Bundela Rajputs.

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The Ram Raja Temple: Commonly known as the Orchha Temple, this place welcomes thousands of devotees everyday. img_2242

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Chaturbhuj Temple: It is yet another masterpiece of Orccha. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this stunning temple has a multi-storied complex.

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Cenotaphs: Situated on the bank of the Betwa river, Cenotaphs or Chhatris were constructed in the honor of its rulers. A total of 14 ‘Chhatris’ can be found here. Basically, these structures are empty tombs of past Orchha kings.

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Things to remember: Orchha is a spiritual place, so it is advisable to wear modest clothes. Alcohol and meat eating is prohibited around the Raja Ram Mandir. Accommodation ranging from budget to luxury hotels are available. So one can easily book a room on spot. Considering that it is a small town, don’t expect any fancy nightlife.

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You can read more about Orchha here.

 

 

 

Win A Luxury Cruise For 2

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Are you ready to cruise in impressive luxury on Europe’s most beautiful waterways? Enter before February 7th for a chance to win a cruise for two and discover Europe’s hidden treasures while enjoying the outstanding comforts of river cruising.

Come aboard and explore Paris, heading downstream via Rouen and Caudebec-en-Caux to Normandy along the Seine river.

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Win A Northern Lights Reindeer Sledding Trip In Norway

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Though the competition is open to residents of all countries aged 18 and over, accommodation in Norway, and flights to Norway is not included.

What is included? The prize is a Northern Light Reindeer Sledding trip from Envago app for 2 people in Dankarvågvatn, Tromsø, Norway, value $191 p/p, total value $382. The trip includes a visit to the Dankarvågvatn Nature Reserve, the northern lights experience and a Sami reindeer sledding trip.

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7 Reasons Why Your Next Holiday Should Be In Denmark

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1. World cities with a local feel: Copenhagen is the world’s most liveable city, and you’ll soon see why on a trip to Denmark’s laid-back capital. Forget exhausting weekends getting round the sights of a big, bustling cities; Copenhagen’s attractions are within walking or cycling distance from each other. Aarhus is easy to get to and nestles between fjords, beaches and national parks. Odense is like stepping back in time. We’ve gathered the best destinations here!

2. It’s a food-lovers’ paradise: If you love to travel to a new place and get a proper taste of the local culture through food, then Denmark is a destination for you. Not everyone can enjoy the world’s best restaurant, noma, based in Copenhagen and that doesn’t matter! Denmark’s food scene has exploded over the last few years and you can tuck into Nordic cuisine at many restaurants around Denmark. For cheaper options, try street food or sample old Danish classics like smørrebrød.

You can read more bout this dynamic country here.