A travel fanatic would be always on the look-out of where to explore next. From must-visit travel sites and buzzy entertainment spots to tranquil retreat, laidback beach destinations, and up and coming destinations, we’ve compiled here a list of Holiday Destinations, though not in a specific order, to add to your travel wish-list and ensure that you don’t miss out on your next vacation. After all, 2014 promises to be an astounding year to tour some of the far-reaching, enchanting spots.
1. Sri Lanka
Glorious beaches, escalating waves, hazy mountains, mighty elephants, friendly people, and warm smile– all sum up a visit to Sri Lanka. Take a trip to UNESCO World Heritage sites including Sigiriya’s Rock Fort, explore the stunning mountainous landscape of the country’s central hills, indulge in water activities at some of the world-renowned Sri Lankan beaches like Negombo, Galle, Kalpitiya and Jaffna, and most of all, spot a variety of rare and interesting plants and animals that its incredible as well as diverse ecosystem shelters.
2. Kerala, India
Being home to an astonishing range of attractions, from Vagamon blanketed with serene meadows, Thrissur that is famed for its cultural attractions, and Thiruvananthapuram – the capital city to Kumarakom – a haven for nature lovers, Wayanad that is drenched in natural beauty and Munnar with its exquisite location at an altitude of about 1600 meters above sea level and bounded by lush green mountains, Kerala definitely merits the title, ‘God’s Own Country.’
3. Tahiti Islands
Looking for an ultimate island vacation experience? Then head over to Tahiti placed in the heart of South Pacific Ocean. With its mesmerizing blue lagoons, beautiful coral reefs, pristine beaches, and luxury accommodation including the famed over the water bungalows, this mind blowing tourist spot is irresistible for nature lovers, honeymooners and of course, whomsoever who’re romantic at heart.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Magnificent castles and chateaux, UNESCO certified monuments, ancient monasteries, pampering spas, untouched countryside, historical and cultural sites, incredible national parks, and fabulous gastronomic delights – a bounteous wealth of gems awaits you at Czech Republic that boasts a strategic location in the heart of Europe.
This is a real treat for nature enthusiasts as well as fanatics of eco tourism. Despite its miniscule size spanning over just 9,000 miles in Central America, it is a destination with difference, with its incredible attractions, ranging from lush green rainforest with Mayan ruins and rich and rare species of flora and fauna to the Museum of Belize that once served as a prison and now displaying a vast assortment of objects that depict rich cultural heritage of the place. Moreover, Belize is a haven for water sport lovers interested in activities like diving, deep sea fishing, and swimming.
6. Belfast, Northern Ireland
A plenty of attractions by way of heritage sites, museums, historic buildings, mind blowing parks and gardens, stylish night clubs and bars, gourmet restaurants and top-notch shopping facilities scattered across the capital city of Northern Island means it has something for everyone. Some of the must-visits are Titanic Quarter, Victoria Square, St George Market, and Crumlin Road Goal.
Plan a week-long trip to Japan whose attractions are incredibly compelling and diverse. From exploring the futuristic structures of Tokya, admiring the historic castles and shrines of Kyoto, and immersing in beach activities at Kamakura to visiting the Hiroshima’s heritage sites as well as Nara’s historic treasures and enjoying the mind blowing scenery of Nikko National Park, it seems that a week, however, is not enough to tour the endless attractions of Japan.
8. Stockholm, Sweden
With its rich history dating back to more than 750 years, Stockholm is one of the world’s most astounding capitals. It is noteworthy for its breathtaking attractions that sit on 14 islands linked by over 50 bridges. Topping the list of attractions here are Abba Museum housed in the Swedish Music Hall of Fame, Djurgarden – once the summer residence of the royal family, Rosendals Tradgard – a spectacular open garden whose key highlight is biodynamic cultivation, and Drottningholm Palace and Court Theater – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
9. Hanoi, Vietnam
Stunningly placed on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi charms you with a mix of ancient, modern and enigmatic sites, such as age-old shrines and pagodas, interesting museums, mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, windy boulevards, colonial buildings that is exceptional for its architecture blending French, Vietnamese and Edwardian styles.
10. New York, USA
Soaring skyscrapers, iconic attractions, unmatched shopping options, and sumptuous gastronomic restaurants as well as bakeries – things to see and do in New York, one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, is endless.