December 1, 2017 By:
While looking for a holiday destination in Europe, some of the places that come to mind are cities such as Paris, London, and Berlin. Although these cities are incredible, they are quite far from what Europe has. By exploring some of the smaller cities across Europe, it’s possible to enjoy a more traditional and authentic side of Europe. By visiting these cities, you will get an intimate and a relaxed view of Europe. Here are the top 5 hottest small holiday destination cities in Europe. 1. Cesky Krumlov There is no other city in the world that you’ll become fond of than the charming city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Having small cobblestone roads, bridges and even McDonalds, visiting this city will just be as if you’ve stepped into a time warp. To get the best experience, you need to visit this place during summer. Some of the things that you’ll enjoy include historic sites, museums, and architectural buildings. 2. Delft Netherlands Have you ever thought of how wonderful Amsterdam is and then think about its version? Welcome to Delft, a small city with fine cathedrals, renaissance architecture, and amazing canals. In this city, life is so slow and relaxed and people so friendly that it feels like a small town. It’s famous for its blue painted pottery, water management, and painter Vermeer. It’s also known for having some of the best canals. It’s, therefore, a city worth visiting for a holiday. While in this place, you can visit museums, take day trips or even see historic sites such as churches. 3. Dubrovnik As one of Croatia’s known tourist destination, Dubrovnik is actually one of the best cities in Europe. Apart from this, it has become a must stop for many cruise ships across the country with over 1 million visitors in 2016. Its biggest attraction is its huge stone wall dating back to around 10th century. It also has breathtaking views, cobblestone lanes, and church towers listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other must-see places included The Franciscan Monastery, The Rectors Place, Onofrio Fountain among others. Thankfully, once you’ve followed all the guidelines you can invest in Croatia real estate and get a second home. 4. Bruges in Belgium For a long time, Bruges has been one of the best tourist destination in Europe. As a visitor, you can enjoy the benefits of graceful architecture, picturesque canals and more. In short, this is a city to be enjoyed. While holidaying here, you can decide to sit out and enjoy the street life, walk along the old streets, take a boat ride through the canals or enjoy its café culture. The good thing is that Belgium is small hence Bruges is easy to visit on a short trip from Antwerp, Brussels, or Ghent. 5. Vicenza Although it’s a lesser known city in Italy, it is among the ancient cities in Italy Veneto region. Just a 1 hour drive from Venice reaching this city is very easy. This city is famous because of its many villas designed by Andrea Palladio a Reissuance architecture who came up with the Palladian style. If you are visiting it for the first time, you will appreciate its brilliance. When walking around, the best place to begin your tour is the city center. Some of the things that you will see are the commanding Palladian and the Olympic Theater. There you have it, the top 5 hottest small holiday destination cities in Europe. Visit them today and sample what they have to offer. You can rest assured that you will never regret.

November 23, 2017 By:
Hi..Myself Ruma Dey Baidya. I have done M.A(education), DOEACC A Level, Php etc….live in Kolkata with joint family and I have a daughter who is just 2.6 years old. I am a homemaker and love to travel very much. Whenever we got an opportunity for it, we never missed. I am not a solo backpackers, so we always try to go with groups, it also helps me to save our expenses and like to meet new people ..their hobbies .. daily routines etc. I also like to explore new destinations. As all we know that memories are not constant so I decided to document it. I publish this website not for money but for peace only. When we get old we can check it out what we have done earlier…ha ha.. This website is dedicated for those who love to travel. I am trying to put each and every experience what we faced in past. I am trying to serve as best as possible. Please note all the places and expenditure are personally experienced. If I can help anybody, I assumed this is my prize for it. Please feel free for any kind of information related to this blog. I always ready to reply. Mail id – rumadey@holidaystory.com www.holidaystory.in Thanks Ruma Dey Baidya

November 21, 2017 By:
Nothing can be as amazing as a road trip to manali with family and friends. One who gave you birth and one who made you do all sorts of crap. Delhi to manali road trip was fantabulous . We started our journey at 9 in the night via car during the month of May . We reached there by 7 in the evening the next day . Our hotel was a bliss . It was just so beautiful . After such a long and tiring journey a beautiful hotel ( The honeymoon inn) becomes the icing over a cake . So it was a good start to the trip . After refreshing we went to the arcade so try our sweet little hands over some games . The weather was really pleasant , it was all about chill breezes all over . The day was well spent at the dinner over a hot conversation on the weather itself . The next day was a day to solang valley . Solang valley is famous for its adventure sports so we tried a few as well. Paragliding , zorbing etc were so damn amazing . Next day was a day to Rohtang though we saw few patches of snow and nothing much . So it was kinda trek type but still quite enjoyable . Next day was a photography day which summed up our short little trip to Manali . Things to keep in mind while planning a trip to Manali : - Keep medicines handy for mountain nausiac people . - Keep the month in mind while planning so you can also enjoy the snow at Rohtang . - Have patience while searching for your hotel as the roads are quite narrow. - Do not overeat before travelling because it takes time to reach from one place to another.

November 19, 2017 By:
Puri is a well known family destination spot, popular for its beaches and temples. It is located in Odisha and lies on the eastern coast of India, towards the Bay of Bengal. Puri not only lures people to its sandy beach, but also to its various temples which hide within themselves a rich heritage of the ancient Indian era. The most popular attractions are the Jagannath Temple, the Swarga Dwara (literally translated to Gate of Heaven) and the Golden Beach. My family chose to visit Puri because of its intriguing culture and the warm embrace of the Golden beach. Also, my mother had been there before and wanted to revisit the place in her memories. So my father booked tickets for the four of us on the 21st of September, 2017. There are 47 trains which go from Howrah to Puri. We took the Howrah- Puri superfast express (12837) which is at 10:35 pm. The train left on time and the journey was comfortable. The train was clean and reached us to Puri on time at 7 on Friday morning. The railway station is really worth praising. The cleanliness of the station is worth praising. It has been designed well, keeping in mind the temples that Odisha is famous for and giving a visitor the initial welcome to the breathtaking beauty of the land. We took an auto rickshaw to our guest house, Sagarika Air India Co-operative Guest House, which is located behind Puri’s famous lighthouse and is a few yards away from the beach. The weather is really blissful in the morning and cool winds blow fiercely near the beach. Yet as the day passes it starts to get warmer and the nights are much cooler than the days. There weren’t many people on the beach during the day, maybe because we went on an off season, but as the evening approaches, the beach gets crowded with local hawkers selling food and artificial jewellery. The sea is boisterous but playful and one can expect to have a good time at the beach. The camels with their owners, roam the stretch of the beach from dawn till dusk, giving both children and adults the fun-filled experience of camel rides. On the second day we went to the famous Jagannath temple, known for the Rath Yatra which is a chariot festival celebrated every year in the month of June or July. It is a public procession with a chariot with the idol of Lord Jagannath seated inside. The temple is astoundingly beautiful especially when the sun rays hit the pinnacle of the temple. It is one the four places of the famous pilgrimage called the ‘the Char Dham’. The temple has been dated back to 1174 CE. The entire temple is made of stone and copper with carvings of Lord Jagannath, Lord Vishnu and other deities. It has a profound and intriguing history behind it. The magnificence of the temple has not diminished with age. However it is currently going through some major renovations. Overall the visit to this temple will leave you in awe. The next day we went to the Konark temple (also undergoing renovation), also known as the Sun Temple.It took us approximately forty five minutes by car from the guest house. It is one of the most visited places in Puri. The temple is dedicated to Surya, the Sun God. The temple complex is not big, but every inch of the space that it occupies is filled with elegant beauty. The stone paved floor, the lush gardens, stone statues and even the massive temple itself and everything inside is a testimony to the skills put in by the artisans that made Konark. Both the compounds of Jagannath and Konark are secured by the local police and the temple entrances are properly supervised without any chaos. From Konark we went to the Chandrabagha beach. It was really quiet and calm, unlike the busy shores of the Golden Beach. It is at this beach that one can find the local fishermen community. The beach is small and perfect for walks, especially in the evenings. The sunset is amazing to watch from here. After that we went back to our resort near Golden Beach via the Konark highway which is parallel to the beach. The experience was one of its kind, driving along the beach for forty five minutes from Chandrabagha Beach to our resort. We returned to Kolkata the next day. We took the Puri-Howrah superfast express (12888). Overall, our Puri trip was not only a fun experience but one of learning and bonding as well. Those evening walks along the shores let you indulge in sharing and discussions with your family and friends. The rich cultural heritage and history teaches you a lot not only about the place but about you as well, reminding you of the larger family and belief system that we all belong to. Puri gives you a profound peace and instills infinite amazement at the wonders of nature and the man kind combined. Watching the waves of the sea caress the shore allows you to temporarily escape your anxieties and you wish you could sit there for eternity without any passage of time. Puri will be a place from where you will not be able leave without making wonderful memories. .

November 18, 2017 By:
Travel Trip to Rishikesh Rishikesh is a city in Uttarakhand in Indian in the Himalayan foothills which is very famous for river rafting , bungee jumping , hiking , etc. I , after completing my 1st year graduation examination planned a trip to Rishikesh along with two of my friends. Thrilled about everything from adventure sports to the pleasant weather which we were going to experience in the usually hot month for us , the North Indians , that is April. It was a two days' trip . With our backpacks filled with clothes , accessories and excitement , we took a bus from New Delhi to Rishikesh. It took some good seven hours to reach the destination and we reached Rishikesh at 5 in the morning. The weather was cold and the scenic beauty was just flawless. After much struggle , we finally got rooms for ourselves by 7 a.m. wherein we relaxed for a while then we headed towards exploring the city. After viewing the city on day 1, we went for rafting which was worth Rs. 500 per person, No ! Actually it was worth much more as it gave us a life cherishing experience. We rafted for some 16 Kms which took four hours . The highs and lows which we were experiencing during the rafting reminded me of life which is full of highs and lows but the best part is everything is so temporary to be extremely sad or happy about . Therefore , we need to maintain neutrality and stability in our lives. After the tedious and fun rafting all we could afford to do was to eat and sleep and thus ended our day 1. On day 2 , we checked out of the hotel and visited Lakshman Jhoola which, I swear is one heaven of a place in Rishikesh. We were all busy viewing the scenic view and kept gazing for hours. Post this , we possibly went to all the markets in the city and had fun bargaining ! Day 2 was comparatively a less tiring one as after side seeing and Shopping we took the bus back to Delhi and thus ended our trip. Though it was a two days' trip , the memories and the experience it extended is life lasting . Dear Readers , Rishikesh is a damn beautiful place so you got to plan a trip to this place as it is reasonable and well as ravishing. :revolving_hearts:

November 16, 2017 By:
A TRIP TO DELHI I and my family headed towards Delhi by taking a flight from Ranchi Airport. We were on 3 days trip. We travelled in Indigo Airlines.it was a nice experience. I basically enjoyed the clouds. We landed in Delhi within 2 hours. We took cab and went to a hotel. The hotel was in Paharganj named as The Grand Plaza. The hotel was very near to Delhi Railway Station. The hotel room was very nice. I was very excited to visit The India Gate though I have visited before. So , we went there in the evening. I enjoyed the environment while having cotton candies . After spending a lot of time there , we came back to our hotel. Next day I was excited to explore Delhi. We got ready and got up into a cab and went to the Red Fort. Red Fort is very beautiful place. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the fort. We took the ticket and went inside. As we entered, a market called Meena Bazaar was there. Different kinds of handcrafts, jewelleries and many more things were found. Passing that we reached to the Darbaar of Akbar. After that we went to lotus temple. There it was so much peace which relaxed my body and mind. It is really a beautiful place. The peaceful environment was very relaxing. In evening, we went for shopping in Palika Bazaar. One thing that took my attention was a very tall national flag of our country at the central park which was situated in front of the Palika Bazaar. It was moving with the flow of air with pride. Seeing the flag, I felt very proud. Next day as it was my birthday, in morning went to Sree Laxmi Narayan Mandir for blessings of god . from there, we went to Qutub Minar. I was amazed to watch the tall monument. We spent some time there. Next day I had my flight back to Ranchi. With heavy heart I departure from Delhi and arrived to Ranchi .

November 15, 2017 By:
It was a regular night when one of my friends suddenly told us to visit some place as because our exam was over! And as a Bengali people,the first place I recommended was 'Shantiniketan',a very special place in Bolpur. We started our journey in the next morning.Around 6 o'clock we started our journey from burdwan and reached around 8 o'clock.It ws a very busy rail station when we reached.Its such a holy place that when I took my first breathe over there,I felt some something amazing,as i'm a big fan of Rabindranath Tagore! And its a place that belongs to him.We hadn't really planned anything,we find a car over there and told him to take us to all popular place in Bolpur.Its such a place where there is a wonderful mixture of the westernisation with traditional culture,a mixture with update things with traditional 'Rabindrik' handicrafts.Most importantly they arrange a gathering of all handicrafts every Saturday,and there is no thing that isn't available there,but slightly different, slightly more wonderful.Each year twice there happens 'basanta utsav' and 'poush mela' where different people from all over the world comes to visit.Its such two festival where people forget about cast, religion,and enjoyesfrom the core of there heart.Most importantly the people over there are so humble that they'll assist you every time with a smile.I'll suggest everyone to visit this place at least once!

October 30, 2017 By:
If you are planning to go on a trip to Balkan, then you must have already heard that this region is loaded with lots of adventures. Balkans have fascinating European tourist paths and you will surely enjoy your stay here. From warm-hearted locals, beautiful landscape, tasty food, and low priced expenses, having a trip to Balkan can be very worthwhile. Since the Balkan Peninsula is composed of several countries in Europe, planning your whole trip here can be difficult but with the right arrangements to your trip, I'm sure you will have your favorite trips of all time. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Without a doubt, Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the must-visit countries in Balkan. With its title as the "heart of Europe", this country showcases people with the biggest hearts in the continent. With its exceptionally beautiful landscapes, diverse culture, fascinating history, and a great value for those budget-minded travelers, Bosnia & Herzegovina is your one of a kind European tourist destination. One of the real estate Croatia for an amazing and good accommodation. Tips and Advice If you are planning to rent a car during your stay in this country, be sure to drive carefully and never talk with your phone as this is strictly prohibited in this country. Take ferries and boats as this is the easiest way to go around the island. Be sure to also carry your passport with you for identification purposes. You have to be also aware with landmines, especially in isolated areas. Montenegro Montenegro is a very beautiful country and your expectations will surely blow away as soon as you visit this country. This place bursts with majestic mountains, kind-hearted locals, and breathtaking beaches. Be sure to have a yacht experience when entering this country. One of the best destinations in this country is the Old Town of Kotor and visiting this place will give you a pleasant surprise because of its breathtaking sceneries. Tips and Advice You can have a trouble free experience when visiting the county of Montenegro. Be sure to register with the local police upon arrival in Montenegro. Any valid form of ID should also be carried with you as this is one of the Montenegrin law. You may be fined if you are caught violating this rule. Bottom-line Despite all the dark days that the Balkan Peninsula encountered, tourism in these countries is still on the rise. Visiting the countries within this Peninsula is surely a worthwhile experience that you can treasure as time pass by.

October 25, 2017 By:
From sultry warm breeze to fine beaches, tropical wildlife to indecent sands, there are so many reasons why the Caribbean is one of the best places to visit all year round. The mere mention of a holiday in the Caribbean brings to mind a warm weather, blue skies, and a beautiful landscape. Each of its regions has something to offer in terms of ethnicity, scenery, food, and culture. Here are some of the best places to visit in the Caribbean. 1. Aruba Situated north of the Venezuelan coast, Aruba is a special island where many people enjoy visiting because of its hospitality and friendliness that the tourists show. Even though it’s riverless, it’s full of bountiful Caribbean waters and powdery white sands that stretch from the coast of the highland to the west. You can enjoy sand surfing, swimming, and scuba diving. With many discotheques, casinos, and themed parties, its nightlife is also very vibrant. You only need to bring appropriate clothes and you’ll be good to go. 2. Curacao This place has unique European charm with a tropical exotic backdrop. Recognized as UNESCO world heritage, the capital city of Willemstad is perhaps one of the busiest airports in the place. It has famous landmarks such as Queen Emma Bridge that opens up regularly to allow cruise ships and other vessels to enter. At night, there are tiny fairy lights that illuminate the bridge. As a home to 50 different nationalities, this place brings a unique flavor of culture, language, and cuisine. As compared to other islands, it provides a consistent accommodation. More so, you can book a prime spot for adventure. It also has some of the best rivers that no other island has. Its gushing waters is such a scenery that many tourists usually frequent it. As a haven for water lovers, it has both the splendor of beaches and river falls. While in this place, you can indulge in activities such as swimming, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving. 4. Tiny Dominica Island This place can simply be described as green. It’s actually the best destination for eco-tourists. Whether you love diving, whale watching, or snorkeling, Dominica has them all. It not only has 365 rivers but is also surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It’s a home to over10 active volcanoes. A few meters from the boiling lake, there is the valley of Desolation which is a unique geothermal. Since volcanic activity can also be found under the sea, this place is called Champagne. Once you are in the water it just feels as if you have jumped into a warm champagne. 5. St Vincent and the Grenadines This place will provide you with an opportunity to have a feel of over 30 pristine islands. As a first time visitor, you will experience the ultimate paradise. With hundreds of colorful fish and crystal clear water, you will really enjoy visiting this place. Some of its islands include St. Vincent, Bequia, Mayrou and the Tobago Cays. Well, if you are looking for the best opportunity to enjoy yourself then you need to visit the Caribbean. It has too much to offer that you will be spoilt for choice.

October 23, 2017 By:
Hong Kong is well known for its glamour, luxurious shoppings and activities whether for personal pleasure or sporting. There are many reasons why you should definitely consider it as your next holiday destination. It is a great place to experience magnificent views such as the wonderful color display of annual fireworks at Victoria Harbor site which is also regarded as a natural port. It is one of the best cities to provide superb views especially at night because of its many skyscrapers which are mostly crammed on the northern shore of the city’s island. The Tsim Sha Tsui which is one of the most densely populated districts in Hong Kong provides the best view from where its Avenue of Star stands. A naturist massage Hong Kong for relaxation will absolutely make your visit and stay unforgettable because of the pure relaxation and atmosphere it will provide. The professional and experienced massage experts can give you different types of massages that you will need to make you relax and enjoy the moment. The Hong Kong massage also has full body, back, neck or any other type of body part massage. You will experience these massages with added pleasure such as exotic scents that ensures all your senses are reassured and delicate background music. The full body massages will cover all the main muscles of the body in the core including those in the arms and legs. Whether you spend most of your days working in an office, standing or walking, you will certainly enjoy these massages. Whether you are visiting alone or in the company of your family or friends, there are many exciting places to visit such as Ocean Park which is regarded as the city’s premium theme park. The park has provided incredible and mind-blowing experiences to the Hong Kong visitors for close to forty years. There are different species of animals such as rare jellyfish, pandas among others and excellent experiences in Hair Raiser rollercoaster with 4G inverted loops. If you wish to free yourself and let out your voice and cheer, you can visit the Happy Valley Racecourse which is located in the heart of Hong Kong city. The grand race course has races that even run during night and you do not have to be gambler to enjoy the moment where also delicious hotdogs and cheap San Miguel are served. For brilliant shopping experiences, Mongokok market is a great place to visit and what makes it exceptional is the combination of several markets in one area. There is a ladies market within Mongkok which only focuses on women outfits from souvenirs to classy handbags and it’s an ideal destination. There is also a bird market with wise range of birds’ species as well as the Goldfish market. Hong Kong is one place which has no shortage of temples and one of it is the 10,000 Buddha’s Temple which has close to 12,000 miniature statues of Buddha. The temple is made of 9 storey pagoda and a visit to it will give you clear picture of what a superior temple looks like. Make Hong Kong your next holiday destination and have a glamorous moments that you will never forget.