Planning a vacation in the next year but aren’t sure where to go? Discover our travel experts’ take on the most requisite travel destinations. Our top 7 places will surely inspire you to travel in 2014.
A destination filled with culture and history with emerging creative energy. Stay at the refurbished Hotel Bristol. Also find the expanded contemporary art gallery at the National Museum and the new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews. Some places to visit are the Lazienki park, Teatr Wielki-National Opera, St.Anne’s Church, Rynek Staregi Miasta Old town Market Square.
Economy round trip from Mumbai, India (BOM-Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl airport) to Warsaw (WAW-Frederic Chopin airport) on Swiss International Air lines will cost you approximately Rs 83,157.
The beaches are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Florida, along with some of the world’s best-known theme parks, including Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. Florida has something to offer for any kind of traveler. Miami is one of them. The place will make you feel more like visiting a world-class city. It has an urban core, neighborhoods with distinct personalities, innovative restaurants and hotels. The Metropolitan by Como will be open in January 2014. Also head to La Sandwicherie. La Sandwicherie is famous for the Italian dressing that they give you with your sandwich.
Economy round trip from Mumbai to Miami, FL, United States (MIA-Miami Intl. Airport) on Air France will be approximately Rs 168,051.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This country will play host to this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games. The artsy district of Botafogo with views of Sugarloaf Mountain is also a gastronomic hub. It has worked hard to cultivate this reputation by growing its global importance exponentially. Some of the places to visit in Rio de Janeiro are Sugar Loaf mountains, Teatro Municipal, Cristo Redentor (Statue of Christ the Redeemer) and The Corcovado.
Economy round trip from Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (RIO-All Airports) on American airlines will cost you about Rs 224,168.
This region was a favourite retreat of Joseph Stalin. Tour the dictator’s austere 1937 dacha is still filled with his personal possessions. A place not to miss out is the Dendrary Botanical Garden (mind the roaming ostriches). Visit winter theatre, Aguara waterfalls, Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya grove, Aquapark Amfibius.
Economy round trip from Mumbai to Sochi, Russia Sochi International airport on Jet airways will cost you about Rs 94,848.
Across the border in Livingstone is an expanded international airport making the Victoria Falls region more accessible. Experience it by staying at the freshly renovated Victoria Falls Hotel. One must visit Hwange National Park and Mana Pools with Wilderness Safaris or African Bush Camps. Visit Lake Kariba, white water rafting on Zambezi River, explore Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
Economy round trip from Mumbai to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA airport) on South African Airways will cost you approximately Rs 115,251.
A secret Caribbean refuge for sunseekers and soul-searchers, Dominica has a variety of landscapes. From volcanoes, deep gorges, rivers and waterfalls, to the world’s second largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. Nearly half of Dominica is a rain forest, and about a third is national parkland. For adventure-inclined travellers, there’s just so much here. The island has a world-class resort to match its natural assets, Secret Bay, between two beaches with cliff-top villas. Make a visit to the Middleham Falls and Ti Tou Gorge, Papillote Tropical Gardens, Sari Sari Waterfalls.
Economy round trip from Mumbai, to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl. airport) on Jet airways will cost you approximately Rs 179,750.
Pangulasian Island, Philippines
In the Palawan archipelago, the tiny private island of Pangulasian is home to the newest and most luxurious entry in the El Nido Resorts collection. Forty-two airy, thatched-roof villas are just steps from a ribbon of soft white sand. One can find a thrumming canopy of green. Also find Limpid blue Bacuit Bay, which is a part of UNESCO biosphere reserve. Just 20 yards away, one can float with turtles and parrotfishes in the pristine coral reef. A Economy round trip from Mumbai to Manila, Philippines (MNL-Ninoy Aquino Intl. airport) will cost you about Rs.41423 on Cathay Pacific.
Source for ticket fares: Expedia.co.in