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Globally, people are fighting against a stubborn virus. Covid-19 pandemic is nowhere around the end. There is no vaccine created to defeat this deadly virus. Joyous life is desirable to everyone. Definitely, the lockdown has screwed up the minds of people. Nobody wishes for captivity. People experienced a huge pressure past few months. They are willing to explore outside and live freely.

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Well, if you are really planning to travel during COVID. Then, in this precarious situation, you need to be extra careful. Covid-19 passes from one person to another through droplets of cough, sneeze, and talks. The World Health Organization (WHO) also claimed that the virus enters the body throw nose, mouth, and eyes. Therefore, we are required to cover them.

One by one let us talk about traveling during COVID – Is it safe to visit the beach? Camp? Eat out?

Beaches?

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Although beaches are safer than other places. Health specialist says that the virus does not live in saltwater. Covid-19 is not a water-borne disease. So, swimming will not be harmful. Still, social distancing is mandatory. Beachgoers are highly requested to obey social distancing, mask culture, and sanitize their hands. The beach bag essentially contains sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, etc. Now, beachgoers need to carry hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and masks.

Now, Beaches are opened for public. Some restrictions are mainly followed. For instance, no group activities allowed, wear mask, cleaning, closed beachfront concessions. Police will be patrolling beaches to ensure about social distancing among the people. Greek beaches came with new rules like a distance of three meters between sunbeds. A person has to wait atleast 20 minutes before occupying seabed. Moreover, in Miami more than 10 people cannot gather at a particular place. Undoubtedly, these are just safety measures but main safety and care beachgoers have to practice.

Camp Out?

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Huge exciting information for campers. It is absolutely safe and secure for camping out. Cities are too busy. People tend to interact more in neighborhoods. Campers can decide on a place away from the city. Therefore, it should be close to nature and necessary items must be available. Also, communication must be clear because in case you find trouble. You can easily contact someone.

Fresh air helps in removing stress. So, pack your essential items like water, first aid kit, clothes, tent, flashlights, lighter, maps, mask, hand sanitizer, etc. Now, you must be wondering why mask, hand sanitizer? Camping is so safe. It is safe but coronavirus is unstoppable. Obviously, you need to follow social distancing norms too. Campers should carry alcohol-based sanitizers, soaps, and toilet seat sanitizer spray. Your safety is in your hand.

Eat out?

Eating out can be risky. If you go out and pick up your order. It will be fine. Remember you transfer your food into home utensils and throw the wrappers, boxes, spoons, tissues into the dustbin. Use your home spoon and wash your hands before eating.

Food does not contain coronavirus but the packets, wrappers may contain droplets. High risk arises when you decide to sit in a restaurant. Always sit on the sanitized table and sanitize your hands too. Visit the restaurant where social distancing is followed well. Outdoor seating is far better than indoor seating. When you are ordering wear your mask properly.

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Moreover, Subways are also removing temporarily dine-in sandwich baskets and serving trays. Also, sanitizing door handles, dining areas, credit card readers.

Not only this but also a cafe in Schwerin, Germany planned to serve special hats to their guests. In order to maintain social distancing hats with swimming pool noodles taped onto them.

Hence, we can say everything is safe and unsafe both. Don’t be careless. Don’t violate the norms. Covid-19 spreads through close contact. Undoubtedly, if you are unwell. Then, cancel all your plans today. Save them for the future. Life is huge. You can enjoy it afterward. Today, your health should be the top priority. This is good for you and your family.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the hub of all operations on America’s famous West Coast. It is the second-largest city in the country and one of the major tourist cities in the United States. Los Angeles, home to the world-famous Hollywood entertainment industry, has become a major tourist destination. It is an ideal hub for sports, performing arts, cultures, and adventures and you can see this vibrant atmosphere when you visit this wonderful metropolis.

Located on the Pacific coast of the United States, this city is one of the most important cities in the country. Los Angeles has become a major tourist destination, home to the world-famous Hollywood entertainment industry. Los Angeles County is a great area, within which there are some great activities and attractions that you can visit during the holidays. There are such vast places of interest in the city that very diverse tourists and travelers will find things to do throughout the week.

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Shoppers can go crazy at the numerous shopping malls and malls in the city, and the food will have a variety of dishes and a one-time ball at the historic farmer’s market in particular. For athletes and sports enthusiasts, great venues to visit the stadiums of the biggest sports owners such as the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers Staples Center and the Dodgers Dodger Stadium, and do not forget to work a pump in the muscle Venice Beach! LA also has museums that display amazing collections of natural history with many things, such as dinosaur skeletons and ice age animals.

Then, there are the luxury and sports cars that run through the streets of LA, and the Peterson Museum and Nethergat Collection make Los Angeles a great entertainment city for car enthusiasts as well. For those coming to LA on vacation to remember, Southern California beaches are amazing to get a brown color during the day, and city nightlife is one of the best in the whole world! So when you’re in LA, don’t worry about one thing. A week in this wonderful city will cure all the pain you may experience in life!

Griffith Park

Griffith Park is an urban park in Los Angeles, the largest and most populous in North America.

Colonel Griffith J. at the beginning of Griffith Park. Griffith was built on land donated to the people of Los Angeles and has since expanded greatly due to donations and acquisitions. Today, it is one of the most popular and important landmarks of LA. Griffith Park has many places.

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The “Hollywood” sign is one of the best signs in the world! Then comes the famous Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This vast campus has tons of animal exhibits and beautiful collections of gardens. To be more precise, the zoo has nearly 250 species of animals and more than 800 plants in the garden. The park is owned by the Greek Theater, a popular open-air concert. It has a population of nearly 6,000 and is one of the best-armed amphitheaters in LA and, of course, the famous Griffith Laboratory sits in this park as well. Cycle in the park, or ride majestically on horseback. For kids, horseback riding is a wonderful and fun activity.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal’s theme park and studio, one of the largest movie studios in the world. The studio is Los Angeles’s largest tourist destination and is known as “The Entertainment Capital of Law”.

When you visit Universal Studios you will find your favorite movies, shows, stars, and nothing more, rides, games, and interactive scenes! Studios are real-life representations of almost every movie or show that Universal has ever produced, such as the Springfield area from The Simpsons, a themed area dedicated to me and celebrity associates, or the recently opened Harry Potter Guide World.

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A ride that takes you all the way to Harry Potter movies and the entire Hogwarts Castle! You get a chance to protect Allspark from the Transformer movie on 3D rides, or see the dinosaurs loose Jurassic Park and save yourself! Of course, throughout the park, you will run your favorite characters from all kinds of movies and shows. All themed areas of the park have original materials used in the films, and an hour-long studio tour takes you through the real locations where these many exhibitions and films were filmed. There are thousands of more spaces in Universal Studios, and you are definitely going to get a one-time ball! It is best to make your bookings in advance as the waiting time can vary greatly.

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory, one of the leading centers of public astronomy, is a fascinating scientific facility and one of the most popular attractions in LA and indeed Southern California.

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The Observatory is a fun and informal public Observatory with a planetarium, an Observatory, and tons of science exhibits. Some of these exhibitions are very innovative, including the Cafe of Observatory – the restaurant at the end of the universe – with one of the largest astronomically accurate pictures ever made on one of its walls.

The facility is divided into 6 zones – Wilder Hall of the Eye, Ahmanson Hall of the Sky, W.M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda, Cosmic Connection, the Gundar Depths of the Space Hall, and the Edge of Space Mezzanine. All of these zones are dedicated exclusively to a particular subject, for example, the cosmic connection wonderfully illustrates the history of the universe, while the Gunder Depth Space Hall contains models and exhibits about the solar system and space.

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This laboratory is the best place for the famous ‘Hollywood’ identity. The Griffith Laboratory was built in 1935 by Griffith J. By the funds that Griffith left at his will. He also left out the guidelines on how observation should work and what its purpose should be, and those rules are still followed today. That’s why admission to the lab is free, even if there is a small addition to the price at some special exhibitions.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA is the largest art museum in Western America with the largest collection – more than 150,000 works of art from ancient to modern.

LACMA, which became an independent entity in 1965, has a large art gallery. The museum has permanent exhibitions and a series of temporary art exhibitions that have always kept this affair alive. The museum has several buildings, which are a series of permanent exhibitions. These collections include modern art, American and Latin art, Greek and Roman art, Asian art, and Islamic art.

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The range of these works includes paintings, sculptures and sculptures, manuscripts, and all kinds of works of art such as intricate works in ceramic and metal. The size of the collection ensures that each form and culture is very well represented, in terms of styles and periods. The museum also has a good collection of films and photographs in an effort to greatly enrich the visitor experience of the museum. This is a must for art lovers!

Getty Center

The largest and most magnificent museum of European and American art, there are plenty of temporary exhibitions and permanent exhibits.

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Getty Center J. The main location of the Paul Getty Museum is Getty Villa in LA. It has a large collection and regular art exhibitions on the history of Europe and America. The location of the Getty Center draws itself to the mountains of Santa Monica and is high enough to see the magnificent views of the city in the background. The campus also owns a beautiful central garden, which is under constant work. It ended with a pond and an amazing layout of trees and flowers. The collection of this museum contains a lot of art – paintings, drawings, sculptures, decorative arts, and even photography. Most of the permanent collections are from pre-20th century Europe, and 19th and 20th-century photographs from Asia, America, and Europe are shown in 4 pavilions: North, East, South, and West. On the grounds of the Getty Center, outdoor contemporary and modern art collections are on display. The Getty Center is more than just a museum, it also has a research center that has its own gallery of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artist notebooks. This magnificent museum attracts about 1.3 million people each year, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in LA.

Santa Monica Beach

Southern California is known for its glorious beaches, and Santa Monica is the most famous of all, with its soft, golden sands.

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If you were in California and hadn’t spent at least a day at the beach, soaking up the hot California sun and getting that character, have you ever even been there? Santa Monica Beach is a very lively beach with people, children, and adults. Get around on the sand, or play moving and beach volleyball on the courts made on the beach! Go for a round surf or paddle boarding, or at least try and learn how to learn (we can be sure, it’s not easy)! Refresh yourself by sipping some cool drinks and some amazing food at the cafes and restaurants on the edge of the beach, and visit places like the iconic Santa Monica Bear, Carousel Park, and International Chess Park nearby, and every Sunday is a special memorial to those who recently lost their lives in the sand dunes of the beach. Denoted by. So remember to pack your swimsuit when you leave for LA!

California Science Center

The center is an educational science museum located in Exposition Park. It has many interesting exhibitions and IMAX theaters and is a major tourist attraction

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The California Science Center, which opened in 1998, was reborn under this name. Formerly known as the California Museum of Science and Industry, it was renovated, redesigned, and renamed in 1998. Today, the museum has a unique collection of exhibits that are mainly divided into 4 departments. The ecosystem has recently opened, and it is a huge exhibition of diverse natural ecosystems, with over 400 species of plants and animals and a large fishery. The World of Life Exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of organisms and their functions. Creative World has many interesting hands-on exhibitions that kids will love! Finally, it features a large aircraft and space shuttle including the space shuttle effort, which allows you to get up close and personal with the ships that help humans fly and take us into space!

Peterson Automotive Museum

Peterson Automatic American Publisher Robert E. It was Peterson’s idea that this is a fantastic collection of famous and notable cars.

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LA is a paradise for petrol heads. There are so many amazing cars on the street that if you fail to see them, there are two great museums to see cars from the last 2 sets. The first is the ancient Netherlands, the second is the magnificent Peterson Automatic Museum. More than 100 cars are on display in 25 galleries in this museum. Some of these are very popular cars, as many of you may have seen on TV. Among these cars are fans of James Bond’s famous 1964 Aston Martin DP5: Skyfall, 1992 movie Batman Returns, Disney’s favorite Lightning McQueen, and Gliding and Ken Black’s 2011 Ford Fiesta! The museum has educational tours for those who want to get acquainted with the problems of these spectacular machines and various dedicated exhibitions for different eras and types of cars. The best location for the museum is not yet available. It is located underground. Vault, as it is called, is an underground and exclusive collection of some of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world for the past 100 years. Some of these are very rare and even the most curious petrol head will see them for the first time. Additional tickets must be purchased on top of the museum ticket for The Vault. It is highly recommended!

Nethercutt Collection

The Nethercutt Collection is a breathtaking museum of 130 of the world’s largest vintage cars, as well as other antiques and interesting articles.

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The Nethercutt Collection is a museum that will definitely be of interest to an antique collector. This exhibition range includes cars, furniture, music boxes, and instruments, and collections. The extraordinary collection of antique and vintage cars is the most valuable possession of the Nethercutt collection. The collection was in the 70s from the ancient era of the 1890s to the post-war years of the 1940s. The Lower Salon is the starting point of the journey, with about 25 cars on display, as well as music boxes, crystal statues, toys, coins, and many other antique articles. When you go to the Grand Salon, you will feel that it is aptly named. Surrounded by marble columns, this colorful hall is illuminated by crystal chandeliers and even more beautiful by the painted ceiling, which is a collection of the museum’s finest vehicles from the 1910s to the 1930s. Here you will find Cadillacs, May box, Minerva, Dussenbergs, and many more amazing car models. The museum’s collection of musical instruments, such as extensive bands and beautiful grand pianos, is also quite stunning. Outside the museum is the magnificently restored steam engine from 1937, and the EJ, the founder of the Santa Anita Race Track. You can also find the personal and custom-built train of “Lucky” Baldwin’s eldest daughter.

Staples Center

The home of the famed Los Angeles Laker and the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, and hosts a number of events throughout the year.

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If you were in Los Angeles during the NBA season and you were in basketball, you would not miss the opportunity of a game at the Staples Center. It is one of the most popular NBA stadiums and the atmosphere is completely electric on sports day. If you are attending the off-season, you may be lucky as the Staples Center is one of LA’s favorite venues for international artists’ concerts, many of whom have performed here more than once like Madonna, and have even entertained on stage at Grammys and VMAs in 2012 and in the same year The only place where both ceremonies were held. Staples Center L.A. Is part of the Live Development area, which was established to serve as an exciting hub for activities and entertainment.

Disneyland

Disneyland Park is one of the largest Disneylands in the world, designed and built under the guidance of Walt Disney!

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Disneyland Park, opened in 1955, is one of the best Disney theme parks in the world, if not the best. The park was especially the first physical expression of Walt Disney’s Disneyland idea, which struck him after he went to various parks with his daughters. The park is vast, spread over 8 large tracts of land, the first – as usual – the main street in the United States. As you might expect, it’s like revisiting every Disney show you’ve seen. The park has huge castles and models, rides, and shops, which is like a giant land of joy! Getting around the beautiful Disneyland Railroad and Monorail is also a fun task that will take you to the settings you recognize from the movies and shows! Disneyland Resort is one of the largest in the world and one of the busiest theme parks in the world. This resort also belongs to the Disney California Adventure Park, so you can be sure that your day will be full of joy and energy!

Los Angeles Music Center

The Music Center is the largest and largest center of art, and one of the finest in the United States, home to the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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The LA Music Center is the hub of all the city’s art shows. It is an amazingly vibrant and diverse place. It hosts hundreds of shows throughout the year by 4 residential companies: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Center Theater Group. Apart from these, there are many festivals and concerts, as well as workshops on folk art performances and relationships with people from different communities. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theater, and the recently opened and utterly striking Walt Disney Concert Hall – all have 4 venues at the Music Center for all these types of performances. The last of these is an attraction itself. Designed by Frank Kehri, its architecture is magnificent. This is the largest of the 4 so far. The entire music center complex is the perfect mix of all the good stuff. There are lots of garden areas to relax, exhibitions and concerts to watch and cafes to fall on your stomach. Take a tour of the entire campus to learn all about LA’s art shows!

Los Angeles County Natural History Museum

Step into this fascinating museum that captures world history with artifacts and skeletons of animals dating back 4 billion years!

The NHM is one of the most comprehensive collections of natural history in the United States and the largest in Western America. It has more than 35 million models, covers more than 4 billion years of history, and is one of the finest exhibits and exhibitions. The most popular attraction in the museum is the newly re-opened Dinosaur Hall, which houses dinosaur exoskeletons and other intriguing artifacts related to the species. It has millions of collections in each field divided into three sites of the permanent exhibition. Rotunda was recently renovated and reopened from its original structure in 1913. This colon marble structure is one of the finest in LA and is often used in movies. The museum and its large collection really put life on earth in perspective.

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The history of Kerala is more than a thousand years old. Kerala, The land of greenery is also known as the ‘Gods own Country’. Stone Age carvings at Edakkal Caves in Wayanad indicate the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in the region in 5000 BC. From an early age dating back to 3000 BC, Kerala was an established spice trade center.

The spices of Kerala attracted traders from different parts of the world. In this way, the ports of Kerala hold a special place in world history. Kerala has a distinct position in the commercial sector. Kerala was an important destination for travelers and traders due to its spices.

Jews and Arabs were the first to come here for business. Later merchants from different parts of the world including Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Greek, Roman, French, and British had made their mark in different areas of Kerala’s culture. This made Kerala society a mixture of people from different sects of Christian, Hindu, and Muslim.

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There are many mythological concepts about Kerala. Hindu mythology states that Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Mahavishnu created Kerala. According to the Puranas, Kerala is also known as Parashurama Kshetra, which means ‘land of Parashurama’, as the land was acquired by him from the sea.

Some major changes took place in Kerala after independence. Travancore and Cochin states merged to form Travancore-Cochin province. Archaeologists believe that the Negrito people, the first citizens of Kerala, were hunters. They were followed by Ostrich, which is similar to present-day Australian Aborigines. They were the people who started cultivating rice and vegetables which are still an integral part of Kerala culture. Then came the Dravidians and Aryans who influenced Kerala culture.

The history of Kerala was dominated by feudalism, caste, and war. Most of the landowners in Kerala were Namobothiris. These landlords lived in a luxurious manner. The land is leased to the next higher castes for harvest. The lowest castes were only those laborers with poor living conditions. There was untouchability too. All these were abolished and later colonial rule was halted. Now Kerala is one of the most peaceful places to live.

Munnar Tourism

Munnar is not only a favorite tourist destination of South India after Hill Station but also a center of tea estates in Kerala. Munnar, an exotic hill station with an attached calm of beauty and beauty, is the most visited destination in South India.

This hill station is a heavenly beauty, situated at an altitude of about 1600 meters above sea level, was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India. The colonial bungalows in the hill boast the magnificent past of this place.

The pleasant romantic climate and atmosphere back in Munnar made it the most preferred honeymoon spot in the country. The word Munnar literally means three rivers. Munnar, as the name suggests, is situated in the confluence of three rivers Muthirpuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala in Idukki district.

One of the major attractions of Munnar is the tea gardens. The juicy manicured tea fields that make up the picturesque backdrop for the place have an area of ​​over 12000 hectares. For adventure lovers, the challenge is to climb the highest peak in South India.

Shelving such an endangered species of beautiful valleys, mist, and mountainous wildlife, and breathtaking waterfalls covered with coffee, tea and spice plantations will be a refreshing experience. But the most refreshing is pure air.

There are also many interesting things that you can do here. You can watch wild animals, play golf, or catch some trout fish. There is an unlimited list. You can visit any tea garden to understand the process.

The aroma of the place will be with you for a long time. Neelakurinji is a rare and most beautiful flower, which blooms once in twelve years, is found in the valleys here. When these flowers bloom it covers the entire area with its beautiful purple color. Enjoy the rare view of these flowers.

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Pothanmedu View Point

Situated on a high rock at the entrance of Munnar, this scenic spot offers a magical view of Munnar. Not only a sight to behold, but this place is also a challenge for adventure lovers.

Mattupetty

Located at an altitude of 1700 meters, Mattupetty is famous for its dairy farm. Near this amazing farm is the beautiful Mattupetty lake and dam which is a famous picnic spot. There is a huge reservoir in Mattupetty Dam. A visit to this place is a great experience with boating and occasional sightings of various wild animals like elephants and sambar

Eravikulam National Park

This national park was once a hunting ground for the British. Today, this park protects wild animals at its best. This national park is situated at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. This sanctuary is the famous Nilgiri tahr, a highly endangered wild goat. Munnar is proud of this.

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The outstanding beauty of the grasslands is another attraction of Eravikulam National Park. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India is located in this park. There are many types of rare flora in these hills.

Devikulam

The most sought after place in Munnar, Devikulam is an ideal hill station with exotic flora and fauna and calm mountain air. Sita Devi Lake is an ideal picnic spot with its charming atmosphere and mineral water.

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Devikulam offers visitors the pleasure of trout fishing. Devikulam Lake is just 13 km from Munnar. Before trout fishing, you must obtain a permit and bring equipment. Another place for trout fishing is Gravel Banks which is located at the far corner of Nyamkad Estate.

Alleppey / Alappuzha Tourism

Alleppey promises to provide loads of joy, beauty, and adventure to the holidays. If you want to travel to Alleppey from stressful daily life and make your holiday the most memorable one. Alleppey is also known as the city of Alappuzha Canals and Lagoon. Alleppey is the center of backwater tourism. Alleppey’s lifeline is available in this vast backwater of canals, lagoons, and lakes.

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You would be surprised to know that Alleppey is the only city in Kerala without forests. But the tranquil backwaters, lush greenery and exotic mix of natural beauty made Alleppey one of the most beautiful places.

Life in Alleppey revolves around water. Alleppey has small man-made islands, inhabited by various migratory birds.

The main attractions in Alappuzha are backwaters and traditional houseboats. A trip through the backwaters in houseboats gives you an amazing opportunity to see Alleppey’s greenery, natural beauty, and marine life up close.

The boat race is a trademark of Alleppey. Snake boat races held in the backwaters during the harvest season are world-famous. You will be amazed by the large crowds coming from different parts of the world to watch the boat race. The speed and thrill of the boat race are truly amazing.

Precious aquatic life in Alleppey is fascinating. Beautiful little flowers, coconut trees, and green paddy fields will catch your eye while traveling through the waterway. You will not be bored for even a second in Alappuzha.

The peaceful Alleppey beach with the old lighthouse is the best place to enjoy the gentle murmur of the sea and the breeze. Alleppey keeps everything beautiful and pristine to make your vacation a lifetime experience.

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Alappuzha Beach

The beach is a famous picnic spot with children’s park and boating facilities. The old lighthouse and the 140-year-old ghat which extends across the sea is a wonderful sight. This pier was built in 1862 by Hugh Crawford.

Alleppey Backwaters

The most attractive feature of Alappuzha is the backwater. The houseboat cruise through this serious backwater is not to be missed. A backwater cruise on Punnamada Lake offers you amazing views with beautiful islands, coconut trees and paddy fields, Chinese fishing nets, and toddy tappers during work.

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Boats can be hired from the boat jetty. Alappuzha has a Punnamada Kayal for boat racing. The largest snake boat race Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held here.

Mullackal

Mullackal is a Konkani Brahmin settlement built around Alappuzha Town. Bhagwati temple is located here. Konkani Brahmins living here specializes in making sweets.

About one kilometer from Mullaikal is the temple of Mullikal Bhagwati’s twin sister Mariamman. Chiyape is the main festival of the temple and during this time there are utensils and many other items displayed in the fair. Anyone can buy it from here.

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Kochi Tourism

Kochi is one of the top-rated international travel destinations, where tourists can closely experience pre-historic, historical, and modern era glimpses. Kochi is truly the heart of God’s own country – Kerala. It is the financial capital of the city with emerging industries and various other business efforts as it is one of the major port cities in the country.

This metropolitan city has everything that can attract tourists regardless of the weather, such as comfort in the metro city, amazing beauty of nature, incredible culture, and so on. Be it an adventure trip or a back holiday experience, Kochi tourism will not disappoint any of its visitors.

How to reach Kochi

Kochi is one of the major metropolitan cities in the country which is well connected to the rest of the country through air, rail, road, and water.

There are several major national and state highways that connect southern and northern India.

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The Thiruvananthapuram railway division under the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways connects Kochi to other parts of the country via rail. Kochi is one of the safest ports in the Indian Ocean, making it one of the major ports. Passenger ships are operated from Kochi to Colombo and Lakshadweep under the state Water Transport Department.

Travel within the city is also hassle-free for tourists as it is a comfortable and cost-effective public transport facility available from major sightseeing tours. Road and water transport facilities are available for commuting in and around the city.

The historical importance of Kochi

Greek, Roman, Jewish, Syrian, Arab, and Chinese were the main traders of spices. According to historians, the Kingdom of Kochi came into existence after the Chera Kingdom in the 12th century.

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The peculiarity of this place was that many traders who came to this land were Jewish chiefs, later settled here for various reasons. From Portuguese rule, Kochi passed into the hands of the Dutch and later the British. The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814 forced the Dutch rule to cede Kochi to British rule. Under British rule, the development of the modern city began with a large modern port and the largest man-made island called Willington Island.

During the post-independence era, the Kochi Maharaja agreed to join the Indian Union, and then in 1948, the royal kingdom of Travancore-Kochi merged into the newly formed Indian Union. On your Kochi tour, take time out and explore its historical grandeur.

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Geographical importance of Kochi

Kochi is located in the southwestern part of Ernakulam district. The geographical feature of Kochi is that most areas of the city are along the coastline of 48 km above sea level. Cochin is also decorated with the stunning grandeur of backwaters that attract travelers from all over the world. Major parts of the city are surrounded by water bodies and thus there are many beautiful islands in and around the city.

Being a coastal region, the weather here is generally humid like Goa. The presence of the Western Ghats on one side helps in getting a good amount of monsoon. The normal temperature here varies between 30 ° C to 35 ° C during the day and 25 ° C to 28 ° C through the nights.

Places to visit in Kochi

Cochin has many places to experience historical, cultural, and geographical wonders. For those who are looking for the beauty of nature, there are places like Cherai Beach, Veppen Island, Fort Kochi Beach, Kodanad Elephant Training Center, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, and Marine Drive. The Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Vallarpadam Church, Kadamottom Church, St. Antony’s Shrine, Chhotanikkara Bhagwati Temple, Ernakulathappan Temple, Ettumanoor Siva Temple, and the Pornatheresa Temple are some of the most visited places for its architectural wonders.

Travelers who are excited about the colonial period and want to get a closer understanding of the European inhabited community lifestyle can visit places such as Mattancherry Jewish Street, Fort Kochi, Willington Island, Boulageti Palace, Dutch Palace, Bastian Bungalow, VOC Gate and David Hall Will visit. And so on.

Apart from these magnificent attractions, other places to see in Cochin include famous art galleries, museums, amusement parks, its visitors have a wonderful time in the city.

Things to do in Kochi

Festivals are the major attraction for tourists, planning their Cochin tour to attend events like Cochin Carnival, Onam Festival in the month of August, or September, Shivratri Festival at Aluva Shiva Temple, etc.

Tourists on Kochi often buy antiques, traditional jewelry, apparel, and spices. There are many art galleries, shopping malls, supermarkets and textile showrooms where you can find them all. Mattancherry Jewish Street is one of the famous places for street shopping in Kochi, where you can find anything for everything.

Goa’s greatest attraction is undoubtedly its virtually unbroken chain of golden sandy beaches. This coastline stretches along the Arabian Sea from the tip to the foot of the state, and each beach community has developed its own personality and reputation since the hippie days of the 1960s. They cater to every tropical whim – choose from the Arambol or Baga backpackers bolder and bolder, the palm-fringed sands of Palolem, the bliss of the hippie market in Anjuna or the charming and relaxed Mandrem; Expansive prepared sands in front of elegant five-star resorts or hidden crescent coves, where the only footprints will be the crabs and yours.

By train to Goa

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The Konkan Railway, which connects Mumbai to Mangalore and passes through Goa, is one of the great train journeys in India. It may be faster to fly, but the romance of the rails is still alive here. Today the rails cross rivers and valleys, with some 2,000 bridges and more than 90 tunnels. Whether you’re traveling in a second-class bed or in a luxurious air-conditioned car, on the 12-hour Konkan Kanya Express or nine-hour Jan Shatabdi Express, be sure to sit near the window to see the best show of the day. city…

Spiritual sanctuary

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Do you want to recharge your Zen and your tan? Welcome to winter in Goa, where yoga is king and the harvest of spiritual activities grows more abundant every year. Sunrise yoga sessions on the beach, reiki healing courses, meditation, and almost any other form of spiritual exploration, they are practiced freely. Many travelers come here for a serious yoga experience and you will find everything from direct classes to training courses and spiritual retreats.

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The spice of life

Food is fully enjoyed in Goa, as it is throughout India. The aromas, spices, and flavors of Goan cuisine will amaze and torment even seasoned travelers: be it a classic fish curry rice, a morning Bhali-pau (a curry-dipped bun), a spicy vindaloo, with its infusions of wine vinegar and garlic. , or a xacuti hot sauce, the Indo-Portuguese influence is a delight to the palate. While here, visit a spice farm in the interior of the country to learn why the Portuguese were so excited about Goa.

Cultural Crockpot

Goa stands out in India for its architecture and Portuguese colonial heritage. The Portuguese arrived in Goa in 1510, lured by the exotic Orient and the promise of lucrative spice routes, before being expelled in 1961. Their indelible mark is still evident in the state’s baroque architecture, whitewashed churches, forts ruins, the colorful Catholic ceremonies, sad fado music, and the impressive cathedrals of Old Goa.

Panaji (Panaji)

Perched along the banks of the wide Mandovi River, Panaji is a quiet city with the charming and old Portuguese districts of Fontainhas and Sao Tomé, the perfect setting for a quiet afternoon of wandering.

Drink fire water feni with the locals at a wall bar, play the night away in a floating luxury casino, climb the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, white as a wedding cake, or poke around the boutiques and book stores You will probably find that you are not missing the beach a bit.

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Spice farms

South Indian spices (black pepper, clove, cardamom, tamarind) were a big draw for Portuguese sailors, and today a fun day trip off the beach is to one of several commercial spice plantations They orbit around Ponda or south at Tanshikar Spice Farm. They can be a bit touristy, especially on weekends, but the plantation tours are fascinating and aromatic. Most offer a delicious thali lunch buffet served on a banana leaf and sell spices and other plantation products.

Anjuna Market

Whether you’re looking for some serious souvenirs or just looking for a shot at local life, Goa’s numerous markets are a must. The most famous one is the Anjuna flea market, which has been held every Wednesday in one season since the 1970s. It is a curious combination of merchants and stalls from all over India, backpackers, hikers, and the strange hippie dreadlocks, but not you can miss it. For more local flavor, head to Mapusa for its gigantic Friday market day, where you’ll find fresh produce, spices, and textiles.

Soft mandrem

Spend the day at Mandrem, quiet and relaxed, where an early morning yoga class, followed by a refreshing swim, an afternoon in a sunroom with a good book, and perhaps an Ayurvedic massage is perfect for your spirit soul. This is one of Goa’s most attractive stretches of beach and an ideal base for accessing Aswem and Morjim to the south and backpacker-friendly Arambol to the north, all with its own impressive beach huts and activities from surfing to paragliding.

Historic Goa

The 17th-century Portuguese capital Old Goa once rivaled Lisbon and London in size and importance and was widely known as “Rome of the East”. Today, all that remains of what was once a great city is a handful of incredibly well-preserved churches and cathedrals, but what a sight! The Basilica of Bom Jesus contains the “ incorrupt ” body of Saint Francis Xavier, while the Cathedral of Se is the largest in Asia. Stop by Mass on Sunday morning, admire the intricately carved altars, and imagine religious life here four centuries ago.

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Palolem beach

A wonderful golden sand crescent, warm seas, gently swaying palm trees, good food, abundant beach cabanas, and a colorful backpacker-oriented beach bar scene makes Palolem a favorite among travelers around the world. Although some say there are a lot of people in season, there are few better beaches in Goa to practice yoga, kayak, swim, or just rest in your beachfront hammock, and the quieter beaches of Patnem and Agonda are just a short walk away. Palolem’s distance from the northern beaches keeps it off the radar of many travelers.

Fabulous festivals

Goans love a good festival and the calendar here is full of cultural events, religious festivals, street parades, and music festivals. Among the largest Catholic festivals are the Carnival of Panaji, the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier in Old Goa, and the Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Panaji. The major Hindu festivals include Shantadurga in January and Diwali in October / November. India’s largest international film festival is held in Panaji in November. Christmas, New Years and Easter are also great celebrations.

Dudhsagar Falls

Frothy Dudhsagar, the name translates as “Sea of ​​Milk”, is the second tallest waterfall in India (after Jog Falls in Karnataka) and is a great day trip adventure. Located in the depths of the Western Ghats on Goa’s central border with Karnataka, the 300m-high staggered waterfall can be reached from Colem on a rugged 4×4 ride through stunning jungle landscapes. Take a dip in the relaxing pool or climb the rocky trail to the top of the falls for great views. Start early and reserve your jeep in advance.

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Partying in Goa

Goa has long been a party place, from Portuguese sailors to hippie fans of the 1960s and trendy trance clubs and techno scene. These days it seems like the rest of India has discovered Goa’s beachside charms and cheap drink, which is why neighborhood resorts, clubs, and even bars are packed in the high season from December to February. Finding the right party is a matter of luck and talking to locals, travelers, and taxi drivers. Head to Curlies in Anjuna, Hilltop in Vagator, and almost anywhere in Morjim for a party.

Observing wildlife

Goa’s forests and wildlife reserves offer a lot for nature lovers, although most large animals are elusive. Avid bird watchers will enjoy the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, or the many other prime locations in Goa. Goa’s most accessible wildlife observation is at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, about 9 km southeast of Palolem, where you can spend the night and get up early to see various species of monkeys, deer and if you’re lucky, a leopard. Goa’s rivers provide another highlight: spotting dolphins that play on the high seas or raiding crocodiles that delight in estuaries.

Cycling on the roads

Traveling the back lanes of Goa and the beach villages on two wheels are standard practice in Goa. For just a few dollars a day, you can rent a Royal Enfield motorcycle at any of Goa’s beach resorts and head indoors to experience a slower pace of pastoral life in the country. Cruise through towns like Chandor and Quepem, protected forest areas like Netravali, and cross rivers on old flat-bottom vehicle ferries to see how rural Goans really live.

The Maldives is a perfect archipelago, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and home to more than 1,190 small coral islands. The Country of Maldives is noted for its beauty and is one of the most visited travel destinations all around the world. Now that you are reopening your borders and starting safe tourism for international tourists on July 15, 2020, why not make the most of it?

For newbies, traveling to the country will be very exciting, but at the same time, there is much more to expect and understand beyond exotic lifestyles.

Did you know ?

For example, did you know that the Maldives is a Muslim country? Newbies often overlook religion, but it is important to know this in advance and pay attention to compliance. Although bikinis and bathing suits are allowed at the resorts, they are not acceptable during your stay on the local islands, unless there is a specific “Bikini Beach” for that purpose.

Public display of affection is also a serious matter in the Maldives- keeping it to a minimum on local islands is recommended.

Maldives

The Maldives has one of the highest literacy rates in the world and also they have their own language, Dhivehi. This means that most people have a good command of English, which makes communication easier.

The Maldives also has its own currency, the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR). Other forms of currency, such as US dollars and euros, are accepted in most places and you can also pay with your card. There are card machines and ATMs available on most islands and resorts, but it is advisable to carry cash if you are on a local island, just to be safe. The current exchange rate for US dollars to Maldivian Rufiyaa is 15.42 (MVR 15.42 per $ 1).

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Visa

In the Maldives, the pre arriving Visa is not mandatory. A 30-day visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities, but please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months remaining and that you have a valid ticket to return to your country. However, with current safety precautions, a health declaration card will be required according to the procedure.

Accommodation

There are many accommodation options to choose from, as the country is full of beautiful resorts, hotels, guest houses, and cruises that cater to a variety of travelers. The best you can do is research, save, and book early. Choosing a place can be difficult, but it all comes down to your budget and preference.

Alcohol and pork are served at resorts and dive cruises; This is where the rules are a little more relaxed and there will be plenty to choose from. However, because the Maldives is a Muslim country, they are prohibited on the local islands.

You can also travel at affordable prices and still live the dream of beach life by staying at a guest house or boutique hotel on a local island in the Maldives. This guarantees the opportunity to experience the island lifestyle while experiencing the culture and heritage of the Maldives. The islanders are hospitable and will be more than happy to invite you to lunch and other activities.

What to do ?

You can ask what you can do besides lounging on the beach and managing your vitamin D. There are several options to choose from. You see, you can enjoy every imaginable water activity here from snorkeling to diving, jet-skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and more. Also, there are excursions, fishing trips, and even dolphin watching. You can also visit nearby lagoons and sandbars for a magical dose of serenity and privacy. The possibilities are endless in the Maldives.

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Sea travel is not the only thing that exists in the country, but that is approximately half of the reality. Transportation from the main airport, Velana International Airport, to the desired island or local resort is done by speedboat or seaplane. The speedboat is used to transport tourists to nearby islands, while a seaplane is used for remote and distant islands and resorts.

Traveling by seaplane is a unique experience in itself, you can see islands and atolls as a whole and take lots of lovely photos along the way! Most of the time, you can always get a representative of the resort to accompany you, this makes things much easier.

The Stories of Bodu Mas and Koadi Kendun

There are many folklores that offer a deep insight into the history, culture, and beliefs of the Maldives natives. These folk tales are full of magic, spirits, demons, monsters, and sorcerers often depicted in books, movies, and cultural activities.

Bodu Mas

Bodu Mas is the most anticipated celebration of Eid al-Adha. Watch the islanders gather and the fishermen catch a large fish made from woven coconut palm leaves. “Bodu” means big while “Mas” means fish. This celebration is followed by “Maali Neshun“, a traditional form of dance performed by a group of people painted and dressed as evil spirits and ghosts.

This tradition is based on ancient folklore in which a Bodu Mas (a big fish) along with Maali (ghosts) had come out of the sea and a fight ensued to catch him. After a long fight, the villagers are said to have succeeded with the help of a holy man.

Koadi Kendun

Koadi Kendun (cut of a wooden stick) is celebrated together with Bodu Mas. The men of the island unite to adorn the “Koadi”, a wooden stick made from a coconut palm, decorated with coconut palm leaves. When it is night, the koadi is taken out and danced around it. The dancers wear African-inspired costumes, made with coconut palm leaves and paint.

Costumes change every year as pop culture has a great influence on inspiration and creativity. Then the koadi is tied to the top of a coconut palm and a playful game begins where the women must protect the koadi from the men while trying to cut it. The man who succeeds is rewarded with a dip in the sea, followed by a glorious party.

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Eid Al-Adha or “Bodu Eid” as we know

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival celebrated in the Maldives, it’s the day after Hajj Day. Its importance is derived from the importance associated with Hajj. An annual Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Muslims from around the world observe this festival in color, as it is a holiday that lasts for a few days.

In the Maldives, it is no exception. Eid al-Adha is called “Bodu Eid” due to the tradition of “Bodu Mas” that is observed in many parts of the country, mainly on the local islands. Family and friends generally travel together, some escape the busy city life and others visit loved ones at home.

The day begins with an Eid prayer early in the morning, a congregational event with the flooded mosque of the faithful followed by “Kulhi Boakibaa” (fish cake). Each home will prepare a large amount of tasty local food, inviting family, friends, and neighbors for breakfast and lunch. Some of these parties are completed with a “Malaafaiy”. Malaafaiy is the name given to large wooden serving plates, with the exterior and lid adorned with beautiful traditional lacquer work.

Dishes are usually filled with rice and curry bowls, as well as other side dishes, salads, and bananas, covered by the lid. The Malaafaiy is wrapped in a cloth tied at the top. Cultural events, music, and dancing make this a memorable occasion. These events start as early as in the morning and continue until midnight.

Fenkulhi

The beginning of the festivities is usually “Fenkulhi”, a playful activity in which small bags of water are mixed with dyes and colored oils and thrown together. While most people love it, some tend to avoid it, but the visitors to the Maldives are likely to be caught in the middle when kids and adults run all over the island, making everyone victims of their games. It is very similar to the ever-popular Laser Tag game except that there are no laser guns involved and they are all winners.

Music and dance fill the streets and houses with joy and happiness. “Bodu Beru Jehun” (playing big drums) is perhaps the most widely performed form of music and dance today. It consists of men in traditional dress, singing, and dancing to songs that vary in mood and rhythm. Most of them start slowly and increase their rhythm and a couple of men start dancing as they go. The art of dancing Bodu Beru is unique in that the dancers throw their arms and legs and sway to the beat in a fun way. The public generally comes together, enjoyed by men and women of all ages.

Some of the other forms are “Bandiyaa Jehun” (a dance typically performed by women using flowerpots), “Dhandi Jehun” (a dance performed with sticks), and “Thaara”, which is a tambourine, performed by 22 people seated in two rows parallel to each other.

While the customs of the traditions have changed over time, Bodu Eid remains a testament to the strong community ties in the Maldives.

It is an opportunity to meet, relax, and enjoy vibrant festivities, full of fits of emotion, laughter, and joy.

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Located in the southeastern Canadian province of British Columbia, on the Pacific coast, Vancouver is just one of the places where Canada’s natural beauty unfolds offshore. Once here, you will be surrounded by the contrast between the narrow, snowy valleys of the mountains and the semi-arid desert of the Pacific coast.

Wondering what to visit in Vancouver?

Well, you have a lot of possibilities. A walk on the sandy beaches, with a spectacular panorama of countless boats anchored in the bay, a visit to the Zoo or Aquarium, or wandering on the hidden paths of Stanley Park, necessarily with the photographic “immortalization” of the dominant island “India Siwash Rock”, are a habit of visitors to the city, but also of its inhabitants. You even get a chance to watch the killer whales!

You can also visit the University of British Columbia, another Vancouver attraction that houses the Museum of Anthropology, with the richest collection of traditional Aboriginal art in North America. And, after a visit to the museum, to radically change the landscape, you can immediately go out to Wreck Beach, the only nudist beach in Vancouver, obviously, if you dare!

Food spots in Vancouver

The Chinatown, with its streets bathed in Asian lights and sounds, can be a special destination. Here you will find everything that is specific: pastries with a rich assortment of sweet bakery products, ducks hanging in small shop windows, dried roots and seaweed used in traditional medicine, or Chinese gardens hidden between buildings and crowds.

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Vancouver is famous for its fresh local seafood, especially its salmon. Pacific Northwest salmon, including BC salmon, ships worldwide, but it’s best when you can enjoy it here right off the ship. Local halibut, Canadian saber fish, and BC Spot shrimp are also delightfully popular in Vancouver.

Beautiful 77 km long landscapes

If you want to escape the crowds, you can hide on one of the islands that connect the city with the ferry, enjoying a “marine” kitchen. Or, why not, you can take a trip to Vancouver Island, where the Pacific Rim National Park has a beautiful 77 km long landscapes, with long sandy beaches and dense forests. But be careful! Due to the measures taken by the authorities to limit the tourist traffic on this very fragile island from an ecological point of view, you need a reservation 6 months in advance.

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Shopping in Vancouver

To enjoy your coffee or for shopping, I recommend the starting area of ​​the city, Gastown. You will be delighted by the boutiques, cafes, elegant apartments, but also by the souvenir shops existing here. In the center, you will find the statue of the founder of the settlement – “Gassy” Jack Deighton and not far away, the first steam clock in the world, beating every 15 minutes.

Queen Elizabeth Park, one of the largest parks in Vancouver, occupies the highest area of ​​the city. You can admire the beautiful garden, surrounded by rocks and some rare plants and an oriental style garden, sprinkled with small lakes and fountains. At the top, you can visit Sera Bloedel, with flora from three climatic zones and 50 species of tropical birds.

Finally

To discover the history, traditional art and culture of Vancouver, visit the Vancouver Museum. The brand’s attractions include a life-size copy of an 1897 Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train and a Victorian lounge.

In the surroundings of the city, you can relax on Lake Okanagan, golfing, fishing, swimming, water skiing, boating, camping, and lots of other activities.

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The city…

Pattaya is turned on and fun. This vibrant seaside town rose to fame in the early 1980s and stayed there. From sunrise to sunset, Pattaya’s silver beaches are constantly alive with water and beach lovers enjoying the water. As the lights come on, the activity shifts to the streets, as revelers rampage through their electrified nightlife scene, where spirits and parties continue …

Excluding water sports and nightlife, it has elevated its name as a seedy beach town to a destination for a much wider audience, be it couples, families, or business travelers, Pattaya always has something for everyone. Only 147 km from the capital Bangkok, Pattaya stands as the favorite beach resort.

To visit…

To get an idea of ​​the city, the coast and the nearby islands of the Gulf up to the great Buddha statue on top of Phratamnak Hill at the southern end of Pattaya Bay. Then move on to Jomtien, which is one of a long beach that’s almost free of frantic boats and rows of rental chairs that spoil Pattaya’s main shoreline.

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In addition, there are a wide variety of family theme parks such as the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Ramayana Water Park (the largest in Thailand), and the 109-meter-high absolutely large Buddha statue carved from a cliff at Khao Chi Chan. Skip the disappointing floating market.

Should try for sure

There is no “Food Street”, however, there is good food everywhere. Pattaya Beer Garden, docked over the bay near the entrance to the famous Walking Street, offers great views, cheap but tasty food, good music, and lots of beer, but not a real garden. The high-end Mantra restaurant on the north corner of Beach is one of the best Thai, Western, and Japanese cuisines, its Sunday brunch is a local legend.

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The great advantage of the city is that everything is available 24 hours a day and the best part is that they are only a few minute’s walk away. If you want to smoke or have a beer at night from Sunday to Monday at 3 AM, you will easily find it in one of the many stores (7-Eleven, Family Mart).

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In addition, the opening hours of large shopping malls also speak for the city. They are open around eight in the morning and close only at 11 PM or even late at night. Here, Sunday is a business day because the customer is king. There are no discussions about closing hours or closing stores on Sundays.

To come and go

Rent a scooter in Pattaya: The more adventurous would also say some fans, getting on a scooter for B150 to B200 baht/day for a 100/125 cc model. If you are a frustrated ‘cyclist’, you can rent a 750cc or 1000 bike for B500 to B2500 / day.

Tenants are often expected to have a valid driver’s license. The rental agency will not verify the license, but the police, of course, and if you don’t have one, the fine is B200. Helmets are mandatory and the easiest way to be stopped by the police is to not wear one.

Moto Taxi: In Pattaya, it is easy to identify motorcycle taxis. Drivers wear colorful vests and can be flagged as they navigate the streets. The fare is generally between B30 and B40 for travel within Pattaya.

Songthaew – The most common form of transportation in Pattaya is a songthaew, a dark blue pickup truck with two long benches at the rear and an upper hood. Also called ‘baht buses’ by most natives, the fixed fare within Pattaya is 5 baht, but foreigners are expected to pay 10 baht.

Taxis: Since Pattaya is a closer destination for taxis from Bangkok, taxi drivers often take fares in Pattaya. Taxis are useful if you travel a long distance, but you will have to negotiate a better price. Rental cars and minivans are also available in Pattaya for much longer trips.

Finally…

Pattaya is a fairly large place, with a wide variety available from one end to the other. There are quite a few things, but it is essential to know before planning a trip, such as how to get from Bangkok, how to get around, what kind of weather is expected, what special events you should do, and what tricks, scams and bluffing you should avoid. We are ready to be you with all that knowledge and more so that you can know the city with all the confidence of a native.