A Traveler’s Guide To Visit Buddhist Monasteries

Thailand is well known for its exciting nightlife and exquisite beaches but there are also few Buddhist temples which we difficult to find anywhere else. In this article we have identified some of the top Buddhist monasteries in Thailand for those who planning to book Thailand holiday packages.

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As per part of the Thailand holiday package, there are several routine destinations which travel agents and companies cover in their guide. Apart from the beaches, cliffs and naturally beautiful locations in Thailand, one should also know that it equally famous for the elegant and spiritually rich Buddhist monasteries. After exciting nightlife and sprinting day in sightseeing, you can find time to relax your mind, body and soul by meditating at the Buddhist temples. We assure the experience is altogether different and you will surely love it. In order to save your time and research, we have identified the top Buddhist temples which you can consider during your Thailand tour.

1. Phra Kaew Temple

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Located in Bangkok city, Phra Kaew Temple is also known as ‘Temple of Emerald Buddha’. The temple is located inside the Royal palace and the small Buddha statue in this temple is sitting on a golden altar. The famous Thai royal family performed several religious ceremonies in this temple because of which its significance is much more compared to other temples in the country. You can find beautiful paintings, sculptures and impressive architecture of the temple.

2. Wat Arun Temple

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The Wat Arun temple is also situated in the Bangkok city in the central part. Not only it is a famous tourist attraction but also considered as the temple of dawn. You can find the statue of Phra Phrom in this temple. The beautiful part of the temple is the 260 feet tall tower which can be accessed using the staircase and when you reach at the top, you can get the view of the entire city.

3. Phra Mahathat Temple

In the southern part of Thailand, you can find the Phra Mahathat temple in the city called Nakon Si Thammarat. If we list down the oldest temples in Thailand then Mahathat temple will top the chart. It is not only the famous but most significant and oldest temple in Thailand. Built in 14th century, the temple has rich historical importance. The Buddha statue placed in the temple is around 2000 years old, brought from Sri Lanka.

4. Wat Yai Temple

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Wat Yai Temple is located in the Phitsanulok city of Thailand. It is one of the most revered temples in the country. When you visit this temple, do not forget to visit the golden sculpture of Phra Buddha Chinarit.

5. Wat Chalong Temple

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This temple is located in Phuket and among all the 29 Buddhist temples in the city, Wat Chalong temple is dedicated two famous and honorable monks namely – Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang. The temple is decorated with beautiful paintings and designs depicting the life of Buddha. There are several temples in Thailand but this is one is special and very famous among the tourists. If you plan to visit Phuket then you should not miss your tour to Wat Chalong temple.

If you wish to share more information regarding the temples in Thailand packages or Buddhist monasteries or your personal experience then do keep us posted.

ટ્રાવેલ ક્ષેત્રને પોતાનું કરનાર – મીતા શાહ

20 વર્ષથી ટ્રાવેલ ક્ષેત્રે જોડાઈ ને ટ્રાવેલિંગને પોતાનું કરનાર મીતા શાહ સ્વભાવે સરળ અને મન થી પ્રવાસી છે. ક્લાયટ્ન્સને મહત્વ અને માન આપી તેમના હૉલિડે ને યાદગાર બનાવનાર મીતા શાહે 20 વર્ષ અગાઉ ટ્રાવેલ ક્ષેત્રના કોઈપણ જાતના અનુભવ વિના ફ્લેમિંગોની શરુઆત કરી હતી. અને ટૂંક સમયમાં જ તેને સર્વોચ્ચ સ્થાને લઈ ગયા. આજે નેશનલ હોય કે ઈન્ટરનેશનલ ફ્લેમિંગો એ પહેલી પસંદ બની ગયું છે. અહીં ટ્રાવેલના શોખીન મીતા શાહ કેટલીક વાતો શેર કરી રહ્યાં છે.

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બોરીવલીમાં બાળપણ વિત્યું…

મારો જન્મ ભાવનગરમાં થયો અને ઉછેર મુંબઇમાં થયો. બે બહેન અને એક ભાઈ વચ્ચે મોટી થઈ. મારા પિતા (જયસુખભાઈ શેઠ) નો બોરીવલીમાં જ બિઝ્નેસ હતો. અમે કાકા – કાકી અને કઝીન્સ સાથે સયુંક્ત કુટુંબમાં મોટા થયા. ભાઈ – બહેન અને કઝીન્સ સાથે  રમવાના, સંપીને રહેવનાં મીઠાં સંભારણાં છે. બોરીવલીનાં કુદરતી વાતાવરણમાં અમે દોડપકડ, સાતોડીયું, કોડીઓ,થપ્પો, પાંચીકા જેવી રમતો ખૂબ રમ્યાં. અમે ત્રણેય બહેનો બહુ રુપાળી  તેથી મમ્મી – પપ્પા અમને ખૂબ સાચવતાં. બહાર ફરવા જવાનું હોય ત્યારે પપ્પા ટ્રેનમાં લઈ જવાને બદલે ટેક્સીમાં લઈ જતાં.

એક્સપોઝર મળ્યું

મારી બનેં બહેનો હિંદી મિડિયમમાં ભણેલી… મારા જન્મ પછી જ બાળકો ને ઇંગ્લિશ મીડિયમમાં ભણવવાનો ચિલો પડ્યો. ત્યારે હું બોરીવલી ની કોન્વેન્ટ સ્કૂલ મેરીક્યુલેટ ગર્લ્સ હાઇસ્કૂલમાં ભણતી હતી. હાયર સેકન્ડરીનું  શિક્ષણ પૂરું કર્યા બાદ મને પાર્લાની એન.એમ.કોલેજમાં એડમિશન મળ્યું. તેથી મારે બોરીવલીથી પાર્લા ટ્રેનમાં જવું પડતું. ટ્રેનમાં આવન- જાવનનાં કારણે મને ઘણું એક્સ્પોઝર મળ્યું. બી.કોમ પૂર્ણ કર્યા બાદ 3 વર્ષનો ડ્રેસ ડિઝાઇનિંગ નો કોર્ષ કર્યો. અને આ જ ક્ષેત્રમાં થોડાંક વર્ષો સૂધી કામપણ કર્યું.

1988 માં લગ્ન  થયાં

1988 માં ફેમિલી સેટઅપમાં જ સંજય સાથે મારા લગ્ન થયાં. લગ્ન  બાદ ડ્રેસ ડિઝાઇનિંગ છોડીને મારા સસરા (મનહરલાલ શાહ) ની પ્રેરણાથી શેર માર્કેટમાં આવી. તેમજ મુંબઈમાં અમારો કોટન નો ફેમિલી બિઝનેસ હતો તેમાં પણ જોડાઇ. કોટન ઇંડસ્ટ્રીનો અનૂભવ મેળવી તેમાં થોડાં વર્ષો કામ કર્યું.

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લગ્ન બાદ દોઢ વર્ષ પછી અમે અમદાવાદ શિફટ થયાં. અમદાવાદ આવ્યા પછી શેરમાર્કેટનાં સોદાઓ પણ કરતી હતી. 4 વર્ષ સુધી શેર માર્કેટમાં કામ કર્યું. મુંબઈમાં ઘણાં વર્ષો રહ્યાં બાદ અમદાવાદ આવી ત્યારે સેટલ થવામાં કોઈ  જ  તક્લીફ ન પડી. મને કાર્યક્ષેત્ર નું યોગ્ય વાતાવરણ અહીં મળી રહ્યું.

1996 માં ફ્લેમિંગોની સ્થાપના થઈ

કમ્પ્યુટર ક્રાંતિ આવી ત્યારે શેર માર્કેટમાં બધું કમ્પ્યુટરાઇઝ થવા લાગ્યું. તેથી મારા પતિએ અન્ય બિઝનેસ માં ઝંપલાવવા કહ્યું. અને હું ટ્રાવેલ ઇંડસ્ટ્રીમાં આવી. કોઈપણ જાતનાં ટ્રાવેલ બિઝનેસનાં ફેમિલી બેક્ગ્રાઉન્ડ વિના કે અનુભવ વિનાં 1996 માં ફ્લેમિંગોની સ્થાપના કરી. શરૂઆતમાં લોકલ ટૂર્સ ઓપરેટ કરી કામની શરુઆત કરી. ઇતિહાસ અને ભુગોળ જેવાં વિષયોમાં રસ હોવાથી મને ટ્રાવેલિંગ કરવું તેમજ વિવિધ પ્રદેશ ની માહિતી મેળવવી બહુ ગમે. તેથી શરૂઆતમાં બધાં સ્થળોની મુલાકાત લઈ તેના વિષે વિગતો મેળવ્યાં બાદ ગ્રાહક માટે ટુર ઓપરેટ કરી.

આ   ક્ષેત્રમાં સફળ થવા માટે ફેમિલીએ ખૂબ સપોર્ટ કર્યો. મારા પતિએ કહેલું કે, શરુઆતનાં 3-4  વર્ષ ભલે ફાયદો ન થાય તો પણ બિઝનેસ ચાલુ જ રાખવો. અને આ ઉત્સાહથી હું ટ્રાવેલ ક્ષેત્રે આગળ વધતી ગઈ. ટ્રાવેલ ક્ષેત્રે આવી ત્યારે મારો દિકરો સિદ્ધાર્થ માત્ર 4 વર્ષનો જ હતો. મારા સાસુ (ગુણવંતીબેન શાહ) તેનાં જમવાનો, સૂવાનો, રમવાનો બધો જ ટાઇમ સાચવતાં. તેમણે સિદ્ધાર્થ ની બધી જવાબદારી ઉપાડીને મને કામ કરવા માટે મોકળું મેદાન પૂરુ પાડયું. મારા સાસુ પણ તેમની યુવાનીમાં ઓફિસ વર્ક કરતાં હતાં.

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ટ્રાવેલ ક્ષેત્રમાં સર્વિસ અને ટ્રાન્સપરન્સીથી આગળ વધી શકાય.ગ્રાહક ને ક્યારે નાનો નહિ સમજવાનો.

3 માણસો સાથે ફ્લેમિંગોની શરૂઆત થઈ.

ફ્લેમિંગોના શરુઆતી દોર અંગે વાત કરતાં મીતા શાહે જણાવ્યું હતું કે, 3 માણસો સાથે ફ્લેમિંગોની સ્થાપના કરી હતી અને આજે 250 જેટલાં માણસો છે. ફ્લેમિંગોની સફળતા નુ મોટું કારણ મહિલા છે. મારે ત્યાં 70 ટકા મહિલા સ્ટાફ છે. શરૂઆત થી લઈ ને આજદિન સુધી હું મહિલાઓને જ નોકરી પર રાખું છું. મહિલાઓ સારી સર્વિસ આપે છે. તેઓ ઘરની જવાબદારી સંભાળવાની સાથે ઑફિસની  જવાબદારીઓ પૂરાં દિલથી નિભાવે છે. અમારે ત્યાં દરેક દિવસ મહિલા દિવસ છે તેમ કહેતા મીતા બેને જ્ણાવ્યું હતું કે, અમારી ગર્લ્સ માર્કેટિંગ, એસકોર્ટિગ, ટૂર લીડિંગ, નેટવર્કિંગ જેવાં બધાં જ કાર્યો કરે છે. ફ્લમિંગોએ છોકરીઓને આગળ લાવવા માટેનું સોશ્યલ ઓર્ગેનાઇઝેશન છે.

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ફ્યુચરપ્લાન

ફ્યુચરપ્લાન અંગે વાત કરતાં મીતા શાહે જણાવ્યું હતું કે, પુરા વિશ્વનું ટ્રાવેલ ક્ન્સલ્ટિંગ ફ્લમિંગો દ્ધારા થાય તેવી  ઇચ્છા છે. અને આ બધી જ સુવિધા ઓનલાઇન ઉપલબ્ધ કરાવીશું.

સમર ડેસ્ટિનેશન

સમર સિઝનનાં પોપ્યુલર ડેસ્ટિનેશન અંગે વાત કરતાં તેમણે જ્ણાવ્યું હતું કે, યુરોપ, અમેરિકા, શ્રીલંકા, સ્કેંડિનેવીયા જેવાં વૈશ્વિક સ્થળો પસંદ કરે છે.જ્યારે નજીકનાં સ્થળોમાં કેરલા, ભૂટાન, શ્રીલંકા, સિક્કિમ, લદાખ જેવા સ્થળો પોપ્યુલર છે.

રેપિડ ઝોન

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  • જીવનનો સફળતા મંત્રશું?

Change is only constant thing in life.

  • જીવનની ફિલસુફી શું?

હંમેશા સેલ્ફ ડિસિપ્લિનમાં રહેવું તેમજ ખુશ રહેવું અને ખુશીઓને ફેલાવવી.

  • તમારા રસનો વિષય ક્યો?

ટ્રાવેલિંગ કરવું ગમે, યોગા અને રીડિંગ કરવું ગમે.

  • તમારું ફેવરિટ ડેસ્ટિનેશન કયું?

કુદરતી સૌંદર્ય અને ભૌગોલિક સૌંદર્ય ધરાવતા સ્થળો પર ફરવુ ગમે છે.આઇસલેન્ડ, સ્કેંડિનેવીયા, ફિલિપિંન્સ,સેન્ટ્રલ યુ.એસ.એ. મનપસંદના સ્થળો છે. જ્યારે ભારતની વાઇલ્ડ લાઇફ અને લેહ લદ્દાખ જવુ ખૂબ ગમે છે.

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  • એક અધુરું સ્વપ્ન જેનું પૂરું કરવાની તમન્ના હોય?

 એક એવાં કાર્યની શોધમા છું કે જે 80 વર્ષે પણ ખૂશીથી કરી શકું. જીવનનાં અંત સુધી કરી શકાય એવાં કાર્યની શોધમાં છું.

  • ફેવરિટ ફિલ્મ કઈ?

ક્વિન મારી ફેવરિટ ફિલ્મ છે.

  • તમારા આઇડિયલ કોણ?

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7 Festivals That Celebrate Life in Switzerland

Thousands of people visit Switzerland for leisure tour or honeymoon but most often people forget to explore the famous events and festivals happening. This article highlights the major festivals by which travellers planning to book Switzerland tour package can plan to participate in it.

Whether you are frequent traveler or visiting for the first time, let us tell you that Switzerland is also known as the heaven of earth. The Swiss history, culture and folklore is also very famous. Apart from the beautiful places in Switzerland, you will be amazed to know that the colorful festivals celebrated in Switzerland are also worth being part of. If you are looking for a Switzerland tour  for holidays then do checkout the list of festivals given below to make your trip more exciting.

1. Grindelwald Snow Festival

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If you love sculpting or wish to explore how these giant sculptures are created in the ice then you should not miss the Gindewald Snow Festival during your trip. Each year during January, artists from all over the world gather at the village of Grindewald for six days. Using their creative skills and imagination they create large sculptors of ice blocks. You can find mythical creatures, animals, abstracts, people, etc. of sculptors.

2. Zurich Festival

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The Zurich festival is a month long cultural festival that takes place in Switzerland. Variety of programmes take place during period which includes dance, music concerts, dramatic theatres, debates, exhibitions, road side food stalls and much more. The entire city is decorated and the momentum of travellers is so high that you will just feel like being in that moment forever.

3. Paleo Festival, Nyon

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Paleo Festival was started as a folk festival in Switzerland, and now has become one of the well-known and famous celebrations in Switzerland. It is outdoor music concert that takes place in Switzerland where more than 250 individual concerts and artists perform for the locals and travellers from the world. Being part of this event will really add excitement to your trip.

4. Basel Fasnacht

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The famous Basel Fasnacht carnival starts early in the morning around 4:00 AM on Ash Wednesday each year. If you wish to be part of the festival then you should get up early and march through the streets with huge wooden and canvas lanterns. You can find large number of people including musicians, actors, singers, etc. wandering through the alleyways. The festival continues till the next morning.

5. Montreux Jazz Festival

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It is the Europe’s second largest Jazz festival that takes place at the banks of Lake Geneva. Some of the most famous international music artists and celebrities visit each year to perform. Musical nights, performances, auditoriums and lake side view makes it really attractive.

6. Swiss National Day

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If not known, August 1 is the national day of Switzerland. Starting with great speeches and singing national as well as traditional songs, then the Swiss flag is hoisted. The city is decorated, fireworks and bonfires are major part of the celebration, and children carry illuminated paper lanterns. Get by the lake side and take a boat ride to get the best view of the fireworks.

7. International Balloon Festivals

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The comfortable climate of Switzerland is apt for celebrating hot air balloons because of which Switzerland organizes international Balloon Festivals. People from all over the world travel for a week long celebration and be part of the event. The beautiful clear blue sky is filled with colorful balloons and at night you will be amazed by the spectacular view. The illuminated balloons look more beautiful during the night and add spark to the attraction.

These are some of the best festivals which we have listed based on the reviews and suggestions from those who have traveled to Switzerland. If you want to add to the list then do keep us posted.

Plan a Dubai Tour for Kids to enjoy and you to relax

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Dubai is pure delight to visit. It is a place that can entertain all age groups. Dubai has some of the most fascinating theme and amusement parks here that will leave people of all age groups having the best time of their life.

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Here are some places which will make the kids of the family enjoy the most and give time to the adults to relax for a while.

Places for kids to enjoy and adults to relax in Dubai:

 

1. IMG World of Adventure

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The IMG world is the world’s largest indoor theme park and has four theme zones perfect to entertain you. The zones go by the name of Marvel, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard and Lost Valley Dinosaur.

These zones have some amazing rides like Thor Thunder Spin, The velociraptor, The Power Puff Girls, Forbidden Territory and many more. Kids can have a great time here and while they are having their fun, the adults can just hangout some restaurants or go shopping and relax.

You can find restaurants Spice Valley and Samosa House for Indian food. If not that the adults can go watch movies with or without the kids. It’s the perfect place to entertain your entire family.

2. Lost Chambers and Aqua Venture

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Lost Chambers is a place where you can overlook the beauties of the underwater world through glass tunnels. It has also got a touch tank where you can dare to touch starfishes and other things. It is a very innovative place and can make all ages enjoy.

Aqua Venture is one of the unique water Park built along side with The Palm Atlantis. The Famous rides are Leap of Faith which will simply takes you from the height of 09 story. The other rides which attract kids are aquaconda, zoomarango, shark attack and many more.

To add to it there is a Shuiqi Spa, Salon and fitness centre for adults to relax. To add to it you can also visit some of the various restaurants and food joints. Saffron restaurant serves brilliant Asian food here, you could check it out!

3. Dolphinarium

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Dolphinarium is an amazing place to interact with the cutest creatures that live underwater. They have an awesome Dolphin and Seal show for visitors. The place also gives you a chance to swim with Dolphins and if you aren’t interested in swimming, then you can also visit the 5D Cinema and be a part of the amazement.

4. Bollywood Park

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Bollywood Park is one of those very rare theme parks based on Bollywood. It is spread over an area of 1.7 million square feet. You will certainly get dazzled with the live entertainment around and the cinematic rides that are ready to enthral you! The best part is its Bollywood all around! Feels like Bombay Talkies! For fine dining experiences you can visit Spicy Dhaba, Mughal-E-Azam Shahi Dining.

5. Legoland

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LegoLand has its own unique theme around Legos Building blocks! The park has got six parts which are based on various Lego themes like Factory, Lego City, Imagination, Kingdoms, Adventure and Miniland! To add to the fun for Kids, they also have a water park for kids between the age of 2-12 and their families! It is a great place for kids to have fun and you get some good delicious food and amazing ice-creams as well. So, what are you waiting for?

6. Snow Park

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Snow Park is the largest Snow Park in the world. It is spread over an area of 3000 square meters of snow and is covered in Snow. The park is home to some Penguins clumsily tumbling their way to have fun with you and your kids. You can also enjoy skiing and other winter sports here in Snow Park. Spend some great time chilling with your family, literally!

7. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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The Dubai is very proud of its star attraction “The 10 Million Litre Tank” which is the largest in world. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the home to some 33,000 aquatic animals. It also have the highest collection of sand tiger sharks.

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is situated in the Dubai Mall which holds some 140 Species of sea life. There are various way by which one can experience the Sea life.

There is one 48 meter walkthrough tunnel which provides you a complete view with Stingrays and Sand Tiger Sharks swimming overhead. You can also take a Glass Bottom Boat tour, go for Cage Snorkelling and even swim with the sharks with oxygen tank and swimming gear.

8. Dolphin Bay at Atlantis

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Want to Say Hello to Dolphins? Then you must visit the Dolphin Bay located at Atlantis the Palm. In Dolphin Bay you can interact with Dolphins, swim with them and have your picture clicked with them.

The Dolphin Bay is indeed a great place for everyone who visit this place. Here they befriend with Dolphins and specially the kids enjoy a lot when they visit this place.

9. Glow Garden

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Welcome to the wonderful world! Dubai Glow Garden is a leading entertainment destination with a feature of Glow Theme for the first time. It offers two theme parks in one location. The themed destination also offers several live performances by international, regional and local artists. It also features variety of dining options with different cuisines.

The structures are created by various artists around the world. The younger children can enjoy learning with fun in their dedicated area where there are multiple games and activities to keep them engaged. So get ready to witness an experience that will be one of the most special and integral part of your memories.

10. The Dome Box

The Dome Box Dubai is located at Box Park in Dubai which is the next best thing happened to the UAE. It is a new kind of cinema where you will get a 360 degree theatre experience.

These movies are no regular movies; they are specially made movies converted into this format. You will find yourself journeying through space or deep into the nature. It will be definitely be great for little ones and a unique experience for grown-ups as well.

11. Sega Republic

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Sega Republic is a very well known indoor theme park at the Dubai Mall suitable for all age groups. It offers five different themed zones spread over 2 levels with 9 to 15 major rides and over 250 games.

It is a combination of the latest technologies with high entertainment value. Adding to the family indoor theme park, little ones can enjoy at the ‘soft play area’ which offers customized activities to keep them entertained for hours.

12. Kidzania

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Kidzania offers a unique experience full of realistic educational environment that allows kids between all ages from four to sixteen. The indoor educational entertainment centre is a city built to scale for children, with buildings, paved streets, vehicles and recognizable destinations in form of establishments sponsored by leading multinational and local brands.

The kids perform jobs here and are also paid for their respective performances where they earn official currencies of Kidzania for their job as a fireman, a doctor, police officer etc. The more they participate, the more they earn and the more they can experience.

13. Hub Zero

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Hub Zero welcomes you to the new world full of entertainment and thrilling rides and attractions developed exclusively for Hub Zero. It is spread over two floors with sprawling facilities including 18 major attractions with virtual reality offering different interactive experience shaped around some of the world’s most popular video games.

The attractions include laser tag areas, a virtual cave, dark rides, high tech driving stimulators, 3D tunnel, 4D cinema and much more. There’s also a large indoor adventure climbing zone.  Kids are going to have a gem of a time here.

14. Quad Bike Safari

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Dubai offers you an experience a Quad bike ride at the Arabian Desert. Take the thriving experience to ride a Quad bike in the sand dunes of Dubai. Arabian sand dunes are full of enchanting surprise, astonishing divergence and memorable experiences.

The Golden desert company is the one who organises this activity and is a member if an international group of companies which is one of the largest pioneer of rental operators in Dubai. The company is known for its professionalism and creative itineraries that they provide.

15. Dubai Ice Rink

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Here you will get to experience sheer delight of gliding along the ice at the Dubai Ice Rink. You just need to take the beginner’s class and let loose and join en evening disco session with friends and family. It assures unlimited fun for skaters as well as visitors.

It is newly refurbished which is now more dynamic and trendy. The cafes here offer a leisurely and relaxing time for the entire family. It also offer unique entertaining shows on ice adding on big screen telecast of popular sporting events.

16. Motion Gate Dubai

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Motion Gate Dubai is one of the best in branded entertainment collaborated from three of the largest and successful motion picture studios in Hollywood which are DreamWorks Animation, Colombia Pictures and Lionsgate which offers you a completely different world of innovation and creative storytelling.

There are five different zones at the centre which are Studio Central, Colombia Pictures, Smurfs Village, DreamWorks and Lionsgate. Here you will get to know things about behind the scenes, an experience with adventurous rides at Colombia Pictures, witness the magical world of the Smurfs, play the hero at the movie theme park – DreamWorks and thrilling attractions with live stage shows at Lionsgate to adore.

17. The Dubai RTA Ferry

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The Dubai Ferry was launched in 2011 by the RTA as an option for commutation which is constantly improving and expanding. The ferry is more of a tourist trip as there are three trips that run on the Dubai Ferry. The ferry runs multiple times in a day from each location, though the frequency and time changes at times so it would be better to check the routine regularly.

The boats are designed for comfort with including snack bar on board and various other facilities. It is a great option for tourists to see the city from the sea and get a view of some of the most popular parts of Dubai. Other options for this route are quite expensive so it is totally worth taking a trip on the Ferry to explore the water ways with stunning views to stare at.

Happy travelling!!!

Top 07 Places to include in your USA Summer Tour Package

This article talks about top 7 places to visit in USA while you are there for your tour during summers. After you’ll be done visiting these places, it is safe to say that you’ll be more than contended with your trip.

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 USA is a country that we all have, at least once in our lifetime dreamt to go to. And it sure is worth all the hype out there. It is a unique blend of natural as well as man made marvels. The people here are warm and welcoming too, which makes this a perfect place to visit. Below is a list of seven places that you must visit during your USA Summer Tour Packages from Mumbai.

1.Chicago

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This place is on the Lake Michigan of Illinois. It is among the largest cities of US. the place is widely known for its bold architecture, its skyline is embedded with skyscrapers such as Willis Tower, John Hancock Center and also the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. It also has a lot of museums that you can visit to, in order to learn in depth about the country’s art, culture and history.

2. NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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NASA Kennedy Space Center is renowned for the greatest space adventure on earth. There are a variety of activities that you can indulge in here include training like an astronaut, day touring of Kennedy space centre or attending a special event. It is advisable to arrive as early as possible to make the most of your visit to this place. The visitor’s complex opens up at 9 in the morning and the closing time depends on the season. There are options to dine in here and also to shop certain goodies to take back home as a souvenir.

3. Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam

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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are nature’s marvel in itself, a mere look at the Grand Canyon will leave you stunned. It is divided into east and west rim. You can visit the west rim for the best views. Hoover Dam can be clicked perfectly from the pedestrian walkway. Also, you must check out the Grand Canyon Sky-walk. Eagle Point and Guano Point offer the best view of Grand canyon. You can also opt for a helicopter and boat combo.

4. Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C

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It is located in Washington D.C. and is its crown jewel for residents and visitors. It has different types of museums for you to visit and embrace them such as museum of American history, natural history, etc. One more thing that you must keep in mind is not to take a car, as there is no parking space along this place.

5. Hollywood, Los Angeles

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It is an area in the city of Los Angeles, widely known for its association with film industry. The film making companies are largely attracted to this place due to its natural sunlight that enabled year round movie shooting and also the cheap scenery that the southern California landscape provided. Due to all of this, the place has gained enormous popularity and has managed to end up in this list.

6. 17 Mile drive, California

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17 Mile drive route is situated in California and passes through a lot of eye-soothing places that hug the Pacific coastline. It has four main entrances to get on this beautiful road. This route also passes through famous mansions, golf courses and scenic attractions like bird rock, Lone Cypress and the Del monte forest of Monterey Cypress trees.

7. San Francisco

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San Francisco is a hilly city on the extreme point of peninsula encircled by San Francisco and Pacific Ocean in Northern California. The main attractions of this place include the Golden Gate Bridge, year round fog, colorful Victorian houses and cable cars.

So hurry up, and plan your USA summer tour and don’t forget to include these places on your priority list. Happy travelling!

Top 7 Places In and Around Singapore Worth Visiting

Singapore is one of the most visited places in the world which attracts thousands and millions of tourist each year. The country offers a wide range of tourist attractions where travelers can plan for their next holidays. This article mainly focuses on seven major tourist spots which can be considered while their trip to Singapore.

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Simple reasons why Singapore is one of the favourite locations in the traveller’s list is because of the reasons like:

  • Safety cleanliness and hygiene
  • Strict rules and regulations for travellers
  • Exciting night life
  • Beautiful beaches & tourist spots
  • Comfortable weather
  • Friendly Singaporeans
  • English speaking country

There are so many things to do in Singapore that keeps your tour interesting all the time. From kids to adults and seniors, Singapore has something to offer each of its tourists. The rich culture and history of Singapore is also a major blessing for the popularity of this country. If you are planning to book a Singapore, Malaysia, or Thailand tour package with your family or friends then you can consider our top seven must-visit places in Singapore specially researched and listed for our readers.

  1. Gardens by the Bay

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You must have not seen an indoor garden like this in the entire world. Gardens by the Bay is one of the top ten indoor gardens in the world. It is a beautiful biome which has exotic plants from each continent of the world except Antarctica. It looks really beautiful during the evening with beautiful lightings and decorations.

2. Merlion Park

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Just few minutes from the Gardens by the Bay, you will find the Merlion Park which is the iconic place in Singapore. If you are travelling to Singapore and then you cannot afford to miss a visit to the Merlion Park. The large statue standing at the height of 28 feet has the lion’s face and the body of fish. It symbolises the humble origin of the city as fishing village.

3. Marina Bay Sands

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If you wish to taste the same flavour of Las Vegas in Singapore then this is the apt location. Marina Bay Sands is a five star resort property which has large casinos, shopping malls, live shows and much more. The infinity pool at the 57th floor of the building is famous for its boat like structure. If you wish to enjoy a dip at the infinity pool then you need to spend atleast a night at the hotel property.

4. Singapore Zoo and Night Safari

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The Singapore zoo and night safari are two of world’s top ranking zoo. To experience the unique animals you can also visit the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. Not only kids but also adults will enjoy equally at the zoo as you can find a wide range of animals in open enclosures. In addition, the experience of night safari will be an unforgettable experience.

5. Singapore Flyer

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Singapore Flyer is similar to the London eye in London from where you can see the entire city. However, Singapore Flyer is designed like a large Ferris wheel which takes you 165 metres above from the ground level. Visiting during the evening will leave you awestruck with the beauty and lifetime memorable experience.

6. Cable Car Ride, Mt. Faber

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If you have been looking for the perfect destination where you can express the love for your partner then this is one good location where you can plan. It is a ninety minutes ride that shuttles to & fro from Sentosa to Mount Faber. Gazing at the beautiful sky during the night and watching the bright stars, the experience will make the moment even more romantic.

7. Hawkers Food Market

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Singapore is a perfect example of how people from different ethnicity can live happily in one country. So during your visit to Singapore it is important that you enjoy the lip smacking cuisines of various countries at one place. Hawkers food market is the ideal location where you can find pocket friendly and best food.

These are some of the major locations which we have researched and identified based on their popularity. If you are taking any of the Singapore, Malaysia, or Thailand tour package and wish to add few more places in the list then please keep us posted

07 Reasons to Visit Europe in Winter

The winter season of Europe is indeed a very beautiful season to enjoy the various attractions and activities. Here in Europe one can find milky white snow in many places, the beautiful lightening of streets, city squares, heritage buildings, specially decorated Christmas tree during the Christmas Time, the amazing fireworks during New Year celebration on 31st December. There are various carnivals which take place in various cities, sport activities like skiing in the various mountain ranges which also takes place during the winter season. The Europe is indeed the Paradise for people who want to taste various types of diverse cuisine as well as Exotic Wines. For information of various such incredible activities read our blog

Northern lights

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The northern lights a phenomenon is popularly called Aurora Borealis is at its best in winters. This is a phenomenon which occurs near the magnetic poles. Looking at these beautiful unearthly colours in the sky is a delight. As the days are shorter, the chances of witnessing this beautiful phenomena increase.  Some of the best countries to see the northern lights are Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, etc.

Lesser crowds

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If you are looking forwards to a peaceful trip without any hassle of standing in long lines, winter is the best time to visit. As there are lesser number of people around, this makes the bookings easy too. It becomes very convenient to see all the historical monuments and click pictures with people jumping into the frame from nowhere!

Winter festivals

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Europe celebrates several festivals in winter. Countries celebrate various festivals and carnivals in winter based on their religious and historical culture, traditions and significance. Christmas is widely celebrated across Europe. Apart from that, Venice carnival, Amsterdam light festival, Cologne Carnival, etc. is very famous.

Winter food

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If you are going to visit countries like Switzerland, France or Germany, then discovering the winter cuisine is something that needs to be on your ‘To Do’ list. In combination with the yummy cuisine, Europe is the paradise for wine lovers in winter. One perfect dish to eat would be the cheese fondue with wine in Switzerland.

Economical rates

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Broadly speaking, winter is an off season in Europe and so it very easy to get availability and bookings in hotels and for various other services like, transport, sightseeing easily. Moreover, the rates are extremely affordable. Even airfares and commutation costs gets easy on your pockets.

Winter sports

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The Skiing is a very popular sports activity in Europe that takes place in various places. The ideal time for skiing is winters. Apart from skiing, people also perform snow kiting, snowshoeing, cycling and other such sports in winter and enjoy their time in winter.

Winter markets

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In various parts of Italy, Germany, France and Austria some of the most traditional markets are located in the time of Christmas. These markets have things showcasing traditions that go back to the 1400s. It is delight to shop here!

So you wish to visit the Europe in winter? Then Check our Europe Tour Packages

Things to do in Singapore at night

Singapore is quite colourful at night. With several interesting ways to spend a night in Singapore will not leave you disappointed or bored even during the night. Some amazing things you can do in Singapore at night are as follows:

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Cosmic bowling

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In Singapore lights and music are accompanied with great game of bowling. This experience at the orchid bowls will enlighten your nightlife in Singapore. The combination of UV lights and laser beams make the bowling pins and the bowling ball glow in the dark and so this activity is also known as glow bowling. It is fun packed activity to do at night.

Watch the marina bay sands show

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The marine bay sands are enlightened by a light show every night. The show is an amazing view with the awesome songs, music and lights. This beautiful tale tells the journey of life in a very creative way and will manage to keep your eyes at it. This show will ensure fun with family too.

Go shopping

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The Mustafa Centre and Buggies street are very famous places for shopping in Singapore. The best part about it is that it is open round the clock. Varieties of things are available at extremely affordable prices and to one’s interest, you could bargain too. Make sure you buy Souvenir for your loved ones!

Look at the Singapore Skyline

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The Singapore skyline is a sight you don’t want to miss at night! The perfect place to see the entire skyline is from the Marina Bay sky observation deck. It is a delight to see the whole city light up as you stand on the deck. It is an experience not to miss!

 Party in Clark Quay

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If you are looking for a happening night, Clark Quay is your place. It has several places where you can have fun with your family and friends. Some places that you might want to party are Zouk, Trace Lounge, The Crazy Elephant, Attica, etc. These places have some of the best music and few of them also invite DJs like David Guetta, Tiesto and many more. It is the perfect place to party in Singapore!

 Watch a show at the Esplanade

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World-class artists, musicians, dancers and actors perform at various shows at the esplanade which is very famously known as the premier venue for performing arts in Singapore. It is a place to be for all art lovers. If you are lucky, you might find a free concert or show that you could witness. The esplanade will make a time of your life!

Its indeed a very amazing and incredible experience to explore Singapore at night. If you wish to visit Singapore with your near and dear ones, you can refer to our Singapore Tour Packages

Top 10 places for a budgeted family vacation

Vacations do not necessarily have to be a slap on your pocket, they can easily be a well planned budgeted time that you can spend with your family and discover new places. To make a good and affordable plan, you need to know the places you can be when your pockets aren’t really heavy because after all everybody needs a break from their routine life. So, here are some places where can enjoy your next budgeted family vacation:

Ladakh, India:

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The mesmerizing mountains and stunning sky in Ladakh make it a place a must visit in India. The best part about Ladakh is that the trip is very affordable rate which is certainly worth the experience. With inexpensive hotels, Ladakh also serves the option of home stays which gives you a chance to interact with the locals. Not to forget the yummy magi that you can hog on in the chilling weather. It will certainly be one of the most memorable times with your family!

Bali, Indonesia:

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Indonesia is an intriguing archipelago in itself with all the beautiful beaches and the huge volcanoes. A family hike on the Mount Batur and Mount Agung and the discovering the land of volcanoes is something that will make this trip one of its kinds. Not only the flora but the amazing fauna that has been growing in Bali like the loving elephants and dolphins is like a cherry on the top of the cake. Bali is a pocket friendly delight in itself and assures fun and enjoyment with your family. To know more about Bali Read our Blog “Bali – The Island of Beaches And Temples

Kathmandu, Nepal:

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The land of Everest is like a perfect destination for budget travellers. Flights from India to Kathmandu are really cheap. The capital is rich in culture and has several Hindu and Buddhist temples. The Durbar Square is a must visit in Kathmandu as it is a world heritage site as listed by UNESCO. If your family is feeling adventurous and is looking for something to exert then trekking can always be an amazing thing to do in Nepal.

Dubai, UAE:

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Famous for its malls, amusement parks and night safaris Dubai is a world class tourist destination. It welcomes people from around the globe every year and trips to Dubai turn out to be really affordable and pocket friendly. It is perfect family destinations and kids all the more enjoy the various awesome amusement parks here in Dubai. It is place to have the best time with your kids!

Singapore:

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The country with beautiful gardens and amazing modern infrastructure is like a perfect blend between man made life and naturally gifted flora and fauna. The glitz of the city skyline and the beautiful beaches is what makes the place a must on your bucket list. And in case you start missing home, you can always visit Little India and feel like you are in own country!  Bookings at the perfect time will make this trip fit right in your budget.

Bangkok, Thailand:

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The easy travelling, cheap travelling and cheap efficient shopping makes Bangkok a place to travel to when you have to stick to your budget. The capital of Thailand is a place that sums up almost the entire country. Bangkok is a culturally rich, beautiful and naturally gifted city and that makes it a must on the list. The best part of Bangkok is to commute to other places on a Tuk Tuk with locals and the floating markets where you can find some really amazing souvenirs. It is place to be!

Udaipur, India:

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Popularly known as the “Venice of the East”, Udaipur is one place where you can enjoy time peacefully with a family over a weekend. The beautifully dense streets and the delightful lake and the royal palaces make this place one must visit in India. Discovering the ancient architecture and taking boat rides in the lake, all of it comes at really affordable prices and memories of a lifetime.

Hanoi, Vietnam:

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The land rich with the history and beautiful rice terraces makes Vietnam one of the places you must visit when you are low on cash. Hanoi is a place rich in history and culture and gives you a hint of the entire country. The Ba Vi National Park, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, the Temple of Literature and the other such places makes Hanoi a place you must visit anyhow!

Male, Maldives:

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Male being the capital and one of the oldest towns of the country makes it a land with many stories and not to mention beautiful beaches. Various places are approachable from Male and that makes it a centre of your trip to Maldives. You must visit Hukuru Miskiiy which is the oldest mosque in the city and is famous for its own artistry.

Colombo, Sri Lanka:

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Colombo is a perfect blend between culture and nature in Sri Lanka. Gifted with beautiful beaches and amazing flora and fauna, Colombo is a place to be. The cheap shopping in the local markets, national museum, Buddhist Temples, Beira Lake makes the place a catch at affordable rates. The public transportation, food and stay is really cheap in Sri Lanka making it a place you must visit on a low budget.

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7 REASONS WHY SUMMER IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT USA

There are certain places that always bring out the best in you and then there are places which moulds you according to it, that you just cannot get enough of it. USA falls in the latter category. Keeping that in mind, there are a number of people who always go to USA then and now and USA seems to amaze all of them. This amazing place has got so much under its belt that it indeed becomes difficult to grab all that it has in store for you. To make sure that you get the best of USA and you get to see the true colours of this beautiful country it becomes quite important to visit it at the right time so that you get what you have been expecting all this while. So here are seven reasons why summer is the best time to visit USA.Once you go through these seven reasons be sure, that you can find another seven reasons to visit USA, so all you need to do is visit USA in summers later and read the seven reasons first :

A PERFECT TIME FOR A ROAD TRIPUSA tour packages

Fond of road trips? That too in USA? You just cannot ask for anything more in life as it would be a summer escape for all the good reasons.

PUT ON YOUR HIKING BOOTS IN TUSCON,ARIZONA

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There is no better place to hike in the world as this place for the evenings become cooler and the elevations give  a treat to your eyes. You should not leave this place without courtyard dining.

CHILLOUT AT CHICAGO

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Chicago comes alive in summers, right from the ambiance of Chicago to the restaurants and lake shore beaches. Every single thing just comes alive.

INDULGE IN THE TEA PARTY OF BOSTON

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You might have read about the Boston Tea Party in your history books but the tea party of Boston is a dream of many, so here is a chance to live upto this dream of yours.

CAPE COD IS MEANT TO BE VISITED IN SUMMERS

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Starry nights? Delicious seafood? Beautiful beaches? Yes, you got them all at Cape Cod which is meant to be visited in summers.

GRAND CANYON UNFOLDS ITS BEAUTY IN SUMMERS

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You have to see it to believe it. A perfect awe-inspiring sight which just beautifes in the summers and that is one of the prime reasons why it is advisable to visit in summers.

SPEND BREEZY SUMMERS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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This is completely a bay area which is to be seen on foot. Popular for its breezy summers it is indeed to be visited in the summers. It is also the best place to be spent with your family.

Here were the seven reasons which can make your trip to USA completely amazing. Make sure when you return back, you come up with seven other reasons to visit USA in summers.