A great destination to revel in during vacations is Pattaya in Thailand. We planned Pattaya travel during our first Thailand trip in March 2019. It was such a fantastic trip, although planned during summers and the weather was humid but still we enjoyed a lot.

The lodging place has a major contribution towards making a tour pleasurable and we were lucky to get a nice hotel to stay. It was nearer to the market and sea shore. In the evening, a lively atmosphere with tourists roaming around the bustling shopping center and enjoying the street food allures to spend a few hours at the spot.

An evening in Pattaya- A nice view of the city as seen from the hotel
Pattaya sea shore
Arcadia beach resort- A view from the hotel balcony

The city is full of surprises but I will share what I enjoyed the most and that was ‘The Alcazar Cabaret’ and ‘Koh Larn island tour’. An amazing journey to the magnificent city will always be remembered due to these two tourist wonders.

Things to do in Pattaya

  • The Alcazar Cabaret

The world’s most wonderful eunuchs perform the show.

 We stayed in a sea side hotel and it takes only 20 minutes to reach the spectacle. The tickets were available outside our lodging. The night was amazing when we enjoyed the cabaret to the fullest. It kept us bound and you will not believe that the dancers were not females. The performance was so captivating that we were spellbound during the whole pageant.

 The spectacular dance was about 2 hours long and when we left for home, it was midnight. Still the city was in its full glamour and the night life was alluring the visitors to spend the whole evening roaming around the city.

  • Koh Larn Island tour

An escape from the bustling city life was the Koh Larn island tour. One of our family friends guided us to the trip as he frequently visits Thailand for shopping and entertainment. He told us never to miss the opportunity to visit the island.

We booked the tour and reached the island through speed boat. The sun was on the head and it was the month of March. Due to humidity, we were feeling a little poky but in the midst cool breeze was striking the physique providing a little relief from the scorching heat. The trip includes the lunch after a two hours stay at the island. In between, underwater sport was offered. My partner went to enjoy the sport.

Ultimately, we reached the island. The whole atmosphere was awe-inspiring. The water sports- snorkeling, paragliding, skiing and banana boat were alluring the people. We spent a few hours sitting on the beach sipping gulp of vodka along with snacks. We left for hotel after relishing the eatables and water sports. It was lunch time and we, Indians were taken to a restaurant serving Indian food.

  • Shopping in Pattaya

We were told that Thailand is best for shopaholics. We explored night fairs, malls and floating markets during our Pattaya tour. The popular brands like Spencer and Zara were presented in the malls along with exclusive jewelry collection, handicrafts, bags, wallets, beachwear and more.

We shopped for one whole day. We left the hotel in the morning and enter the mall. The street food comprising of Thai meals and snacks was also available. I loved the fresh fruits sold by vendors just a few steps away from our lodging.

Pattaya market- Everything is available at walking distance from the lodging
A view of Pattaya outside the hotel

Mike shopping mall, Pattaya night bazar, and Pattaya floating market were the three shopping destinations we visited.

  • Tiffany show, Pattaya

Last but not the least, the world famous Tiffany show allures millions of tourists every year to visit the marvelous city in Thailand. This cabaret show began in 1974 and performed by transvestites. If you are in Bangkok then you can reach the spectacular pageant in only one and a half hour.

The skilled dancers wearing glamorous costumes perform in a perfect lightning and super sound setting. The whole pageant lasts for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. After that the dancers come outside to meet the visitors. If you wish to click photos with them then you have to pay 100 baht.

Things needs to be mentioned

You must book the tickets 24 hours prior to the show.

Bangkok and Pattaya are famous for the malls, massage parlours, floating markets, shopping, glamorous night life, sea shores and islands. The tourists all over the world visit Thailand and the Thai government earn by tourism more than by any other means.

It was the first foreign tour and believe it still I will recommend Bangkok and Pattaya trip to everyone especially Indians. The cities are sophisticated and tourists get every facility besides entertainment. The 24/7 shops provide everything you need; you can exchange foreign currencies anytime and anywhere. Indian food is available easily.

Thailand is one of my favorite foreign destinations and I will love to travel to the place again. People like to visit Bangkok with friends more than with family but I recommend that you must enjoy the city with your loved ones. You will definitely going to appreciate.

Patna Sahib Gurudwara

A huge shrine dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs is built in Patna-the capital of Bihar. Patna Sahib is the birth place of the Guru who was borne on December 22, 1666. The holy place is also known by the name Harminder Takht and popularly called as Patna Sahib Gurudwara by the devotees.

It is one of the five ‘Takhts’ or seats of authority of the Sikhs. Guru Nanak dev ji also said to have visited this place. The Gurudwara was reconstructed from a Dharamshala built by the fervent devotee of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji, Salis Rai Johri who transformed his lavish mansion into a hospice. Guru Tegh Bahadur is said to have stayed in this home.

The Gurudwara was constructed when a fire destroyed the lodge. Another reconstruction was done in the year 1954. A museum is also included in the Gurudwara that houses sacred books and writings of Sikh Gurus besides a few memorable things like sandals, arrows, and sword.

The whole atmosphere reflects the purity of God as the place is blessed with the benedictions of the Sikh gurus.

Patna Sahib Gurudwara
Patna Sahib Gurudwara

How to reach Takht Sri Patna Sahib

The cheapest way to reach your destination is to take a local or passenger train followed by rickshaw. Alternatively, if you are with your family and want more comfort then book a cab.


If your purpose of travel to Bihar is to visit the shrine then it is better to stay in hotels near Patna Sahib Gurudwara. You can choose luxury lodging as per your requirement. More than 100 hotels are available in the vicinity of the Gurudwara.

Bangkok- The most happening city in Thailand!

The most cenotaph destination I ever visited in my lifetime is Bangkok, Thailand. I got the opportunity of traveling the place in March 2019. Though we were planning to visit via Bangkok tour package later, we decided to go without supervision, and we enjoyed a lot.

 The city was serene and dynamic at the same time.  We spend seven days and six nights in Thailand- 4 in Bangkok and 3 in Pattaya. And those days were unforgettable and nights were stunning.

Top hotels in Bangkok

The first thing a traveler search for is the lodging place in a strange city. The hotel you choose depends upon the need, e.g. a person who often visits the area for business purposes will prefer to stay in a relatively cheaper lodging. On the other hand, if you are here for a holiday trip then obviously you will not hesitate to spend open handedly.

I planned a Thailand tour with family, and a friend guided us to select the lodging house that is cheap and best.

‘The White Palace’ hotel in Pratunam is not too far away from the Airport and provides all the essential services. The Pratunam market is only a walk away. Thai massage centers, 7/11, Indian hotels, shopping hubs, medical stores, Money exchange centers are nearby. Moreover, the decoration in the hotel was awesome. The only drawback is the staff is not so co-operative so don’t expect perfect room service.

The White Palace, Bangkok Thailand
The white palace hotel, Pratunam, Bangkok

Shopping in Bangkok

I suggest not carrying too many clothes and accessories if you are traveling from India. Bangkok is an excellent place to shop. Clothes, footwear, bags, makeup, and artificial jewelry, are available at a 1/4th rate as compared to India.  You can spend hours shopping in the city. The platinum mall was located only a few kilometers from our hotel.

The Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok Thailand
The Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok

The mall is huge and sophistically built with products for nearly all age groups. Branded and non-branded clothes, accessories almost flooded the shops. The items were available in a wide price range, and one can shop even for business purposes.

Pratunam market and night markets are other options for purchasing goods and hanging out at night. The lively atmosphere with loud music rejuvenates the spirit and a favorite time pass for shopaholics.

Things to do in Bangkok

Sea Life Bangkok was the first show that we watched in the most popular city in Thailand. The aquarium was excellent as it was full of sea creatures, including colorful fishes, coral reefs, sharks, octopus, penguins, and more. Shark Shipwreck displays various species of animals.

Then there is ‘Penguin ice Adventure’ where you feel like standing among the cutest creatures and watching their movement in the snowy wind.

Ocean tunnel is the highlight of the show as it is the longest underwater tunnel in Thailand. You will feel like walking underwater among sea beings. A water tank in the tropical ocean zone with coral reefs and aquatic animals is the show stealer. Kids were enjoying the man in the tank bubbling and swimming among the colorful beasts.

Coral reefs in Sea Life Ocean world, Bangkok Thailand
Coral reefs in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean world

Though you will find a lot of options to enjoy in Bangkok, it depends on the individual interest. We visited Madame Tussauds Museum Bangkok, located in Siam Discovery exhibiting giant wax replicas of celebrities from different parts of the world. You can click snaps with various statues in several styles.

Floating markets– Now, again, turn to shop! Floating markets attract tourists who come to enjoy and shop in the city. It is one of Bangkok top attractions as it provides a unique experience of marketing in the river.

We went to the Damneon Saduak market through the bus. The spot is famous for rural and traditional items. One thing deserves to be mentioned here, and that is ‘fruits in Bangkok.’ Along with coconut; mangoes, pineapple, and other fruits were luscious and fresh. Vendors were selling mix fruits, fruit juice, and single fruit in polythenes along with some masala.

I was fond of eating different fruits, and luckily, I found it in the floating market. The fruits were fresh and available for a nominal cost.

The entry cost 800 Baht but was worth it for such a delightful experience. The first thing that was seen in the journey to the floating market was ‘The sugar farm’ where the process of sugar making can be easily watched.

Then, we bought seasonings from the spice market where a variety of flavors were available. Handicrafts, antique items, artificial jewelry, Purses and clutches, eatables and more were being sold there. Don’t forget to bargain!

The sellers were using sticks to deliver the products and taking the money.  The atmosphere was amusing and shopping in a river was such fun.


A variety of food is offered in Thailand, and you can choose what satisfy your taste buds. Thai food includes different types of soups, green curries, chicken fried in coconut cream, roasted duck, grilled pork, and more.

I enjoyed Indian food followed by coconut ice cream that I ate as a desert. Indian restaurants were present all over the city. The only drawback is that they remain open till 11 at night. So, if you wish to enjoy the nightlife in Bangkok either dine before leaving or make-do with snacks available in Mc. Donald’s late night. Next option is 7/11 where ready to eat Maggie and Poha are sold.

Lebua At State Tower

Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok Thailand
Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok

An indispensable part of the nightlife in Bangkok is the five-star hotel-Lebua located at Silom road. Sky bar is the highlight of the hotel. It is situated on the 64th floor surrounded by transparent walls featuring panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River. The cylindrical bar changes color every 90 seconds. 

Sky bar At Lebua, Bangkok Thailand
The sky bar at Lebua, Bangkok

The bar was opened in 2003 and is managed by ‘Lebua Hotels and Resorts’. Dresses must be elegant- no western or casual! Wear formal dresses with sandals for women and shoes for men! Drinks started from 350 Baht upward, but we have paid for the fantastic view and elegant atmosphere.  The unusual sight from an altitude is wonderful featuring the sparkling city.

A must see attraction for tourists-enjoy the atmosphere with exuberant hospitality and fizzy drinks!

Bangkok, on the whole, is fabulous to travel with spouse, friends or family. You only have to choose the right tourist spots to enjoy the trip to the fullest. The city has something for everyone. Even if you need to shop for your business, you will find a wide range of clothes, accessories, footwear, purses, etc.

Bangkok is an excellent tourist place and most of its earning comes from strollers who like to visit the city over and over. I will love to go for Bangkok vacation if I find the second chance!

Haridwar Uttarakhand- The most popular pilgrim center of Hindus!

Uttarakhand is the center of hill stations and pilgrimage places. Haridwar is the most popular and frequently visited pious region in the state. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the Haridwar mandir and Ganga Aarti at Har ki paudi.

Haridwar is primarily a pilgrimage famous for shrines and sight of holy river Ganga. We lived in Uttar Pradesh just a two hours distance from the city for more than 20 years, so I had a visit to Haridwar off and on. The atmosphere is soothing full of devotion with bells ringing at dawn. People at Ganga ghat reach early morning to participate in the worship of the holy river.

Haridwar- Har ki paudi- Ganga Aarti

Places to visit near Haridwar Uttarakhand

Haridwar tour not only includes areas inside the city but various spots are located at a few kilometers distance from the city that is worth visiting. The most popular among them is Rishikesh situated at a distance of 20 km from Haridwar.

•    Rishikesh

The place is famous for the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati where people take a holy dip to wash off their sins. Besides, Rishikesh is known for Yoga sessions, and an annual international festival is celebrated in the city. Meditation in the Yoga capital and a holy dip take the person close to the attainment of Moksha.

Together Haridwar and Rishikesh are declared as ‘Twin national heritage sites.’ Lakshman Jhula connecting the two villages in Garhwal district is famous as it is used to visit Geeta Bhavan and Swarg Ashram.  Also, a temple named as ‘Terah Manzil’ is located in proximity to the spot. This hanging bridge is built across the holy river Ganga so provides a beautiful view of the place.

•    Chandi Devi temple

It is the most famous shrine situated only 3 km distance from Har ki Paudi, Haridwar. You can either trek or take a trolley as the temple is located at the hilltop. Millions of devotees come from different parts of the world to see the deity Chandi Devi as it is believed that desires are fulfilled in the shrine.

Maya Devi, Mansa Devi, and Chandi Devi are the trio of the Siddhpeeth. A popular myth says that Goddess Parvati created Chandi Devi to fight Shumbh-Nishumbh. The combat took place at Neel Parvat, and after that, the temple was established at the height of 2900 meters.

•    Pawan Dham

One of the most famous tourist spots near Haridwar is Pawan Dham located only 2 km away from the central city. The artwork in the form of mirrors on the walls of the temple allures tourists to visit the shrine. The entry is free, and the temple remains open from 6: 00 am in the morning to 8:00 pm.  It is located at Rishikesh road, Bhagirathi Nagar, Bhupatwaala.

The holy place is being taken care of by a branch of Geeta Bhawan trust society. The idols are beautifully decorated making the shrine a favorite tourist spot. Besides spiritual significance, the temple attracts art lovers.

•    Dhoodhadhari Barfani Temple

An elegant temple is situated in Dhoodhadhari Barfani Baba Ashram. The shrine is famous for architecture and spirituality. It is an abode of peace and serenity with beautifully carved exteriors and elegant interiors. You can travel by road to reach the temple.

The shrine is located on the NH 58 highway road connecting Haridwar and Rishikesh. The holy monument is made in white marble with magnificent idols of Lord Rama, Sita, and Hanuman.

•    Mansa Devi Temple

The holy city of Haridwar hosts many temples, and the neighboring areas also reflect the same pious atmosphere. Mansa Devi temple is located at the top of Bilwa Mountain on the Shivalik hills.

Travelers can reach the temple through the ropeway. It is believed that the Devi Manasa has emerged from the mind of Lord Shiva. ‘Mansa’ means wish-the devotees will get their desires fulfilled whenever they visit the temple. The whole city of Haridwar and river Ganga is visible from the trolley.

The beauty of Haridwar is reflected on Ganga ghat where millions of lamps illuminate the water of the holy river, and the devotees take a holy dip to get rid of their sins. The water of the river remains clean and calm as ever. The city is famous as the gateway to God as the familiar holy places Kedarnath and Badrinath temples find their entry through the city.

The chants of Vedic hymns echoes the place making it an attraction for the devotees. Gangotri and Yamunotri find their way from Haridwar. It is a center of art, culture, and Ayurveda as different philosophical blends and architectural excellence are exhibited in the city.

Haridwar means a ‘gateway to God’ and people from all over the world visit the city for its spiritual significance. It is said that people can attain ‘moksha’ by taking a holy dip in the divine waters of the river Ganges.  Apart from the heavenly atmosphere, Haridwar is also a favorite site for art lovers as the temples are constructed by great architects satisfying the aesthetic senses.

Haridwar is also famous for ‘Kumbh Mela’ that is organized every 12th year. The culture of India is best reflected in the city. The delicious cuisines in the sacred town provided one more reason to travel the holy place time and again.

Plan a Haridwar trip at any time of the year and include all the above five places in your package!

Jaisalmer- The cultural hub of Rajasthan!

The most magnificent city I have ever visited in my lifetime is Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. A place rich in culture in the Royal state invites you to enjoy cultural performances, distinctive meal characteristic of Rajasthan, camel ride, sunset point, grand architecture and much more. The history of Rajasthan reveals the life of noble people who lived through ups and downs still maintaining their dignity.

5 main tourist attractions in the Golden city

It was a couple tour arranged by a trip advisor who organized everything from hotel to guide to make the journey hassle free as he provided us with the best Jaisalmer package. The four nights five days expedition was awe-inspiring as we explored the nook and corners of the city of Jaisalmer. The trip was grand and entirely organized by the conveners. If we planned it for ourselves, we should have paid an arm and a leg.

Jaisalmer palaces

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

One of the best tourist attractions in Jaisalmer are the palaces; many of which converted into hotels. We landed in one of these lodgings on dawn after traveling the whole night. The hospitality shown by the hotel authorities in the elegant palace exhausted half of our fatigue.

The atmosphere was calm enough to feel fresh and rejuvenated.
We moved to our rooms to take rest for a short while then invited for refreshment typical of Rajasthan. Many items along with the onion kachori made us salivate.

The palace was big enough to take a walk after a meal. The magnificence of the hotel provided evidence of the splendid life of the kings and queens in the previous time. The architect worked wholeheartedly to make this masterpiece. Many of these palaces are converted into hotels with few modifications. The other untouched mansions are still present in the city to admire the original art of the artisans.

Patwon ki haveli

Patwon ki Haweli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Patwon ki Haweli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

The tour began with a visit to an exceptional piece of art-Patwon ki haveli. The building is a combination of five havelis, each with unique architecture- a part of India’s rich heritage! I have a keen interest in discovering the ancient sites and history of a place to admire the flair of the designers.

The haveli had a museum displaying various work of art and craft. The carvings, mirror work, paintings amazingly decorated the masterpiece. It is also called ‘Mansion of Brocade merchants’as the dealers used it for trading purposes.

Patwon ki Haweli at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Patwon ki Haweli at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

You can walk the narrow streets with comfortable footwear to avoid foot sores and back pain. We had the trip in February, so the weather was friendly but if you are planning in summers, I suggest taking sunglasses, and sunscreen with hat to avoid scorching heat and harmful rays of the sun. Keep yourself hydrated!

Jaisalmer forts

Jaisalmer forts
Jaisalmer forts

Our troop moved to Jaisalmer fort to see the artistic architecture characteristic of Rajasthan. UNESCO has declared the Jaisalmer fort as the world heritage site. It is the largest fort in Rajasthan and is the tourist attraction for all who are fond of art and architecture or discovering the history of India.
We were taken by bus to the famous site, and a guide made us reconnoiter the citadel. The fort was golden thus deriving its popular name –‘sone ka quila’.The guide told us that a Rajput ruler had built this fort which survived many attacks in the past.

It was a pleasant experience as I am fond of exploring the history of my country and yes I have physical fitness to move around to see various palaces and temples inside the fort. The excitement makes me forget the weariness. I recommend the use of sports shoes and comfortable clothing to enjoy the real tour by walking.

The typical meal of Rajasthan- Alas! We were tired and hungry after this historical site visit and thanks to the trip organizers who arranged the delectable meal-spicy and mouthwatering- Gatte ki sabzi made from gram flour, Dal Bati Churma, kalmi vada, and Ghevar in sweets made us salivate at the sight of food. Being a food addict and fan of spicy meals, I ate till my tummy allowed me. If you are fond of Indian cuisine that is spicy and tasty, then I recommend this meal otherwise you can opt for a lighter one.

Camel ride

Desert of Jaisalmer
Desert of Jaisalmer

The most exciting feature of the princely state is the Jaisalmer desert and the king of the sands, camel. At dusk, when the sun is waiting to complete its day journey, all the couples were set to go for watching the sunset on the back of the camel.

An impressive scene of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is where sands are scattered all over with camels decorated with colorful clothing and accessories. All the couples got ready for the exciting ride to reach the sunset point.

We crossed the desert with the animal showing its proficiency in walking through the soft sands. It was the first time I experienced a ride on the back of the camel. Now, comes the point when the sky turned red depicting the end of the sun’s trek which is waiting to set in the west to rest for a while. The scene was picturesque and engaging.

Sunset in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Sunset in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

We waited until the sun reached home then the organizer instructed the riders to move back to reach the other end. A surprise was waiting for us as we were going to dwell in tents for the whole night.

It was in February, and the weather was cold enough to feel algidity. At first, we were upset at the idea of spending the whole night in a tent, but soon the fear went away with the wind. A planning authorities arranged the whole programme in the open with bonfires served with soft drinks and eatables. The star of the show was a dancer who was ready with typical dress and accessories to display a cultural presentation.

Cultural performances in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Cultural performance in Jaisalmer
Cultural performance in Jaisalmer

The most characteristic feature of Rajasthan is its culture that is depicted in costumes, dances, festival celebration and artistic taste of the people. The organizers properly arranged the trip and we did not miss a single event in the arty city.

Dancers and musicians performed the two cultural enactments that made our trip memorable.

Folk dance of Jaisalmer
Folk dance of Jaisalmer

The combined effect of the troop was marvelous as they were excellent in combination with each other. The vesture of the dancers was typical Rajasthani, and the performance was just brilliant.

The planners arranged the first performance for the day of arrival. When we came back after a hectic day, the tour planners arranged a breath-taking programme for us. It was excellent refreshment that rejuvenated our mind and soul. The culture of the golden state is the major tourist attraction that fascinates foreigners to visit India.

We attended the second programme on the last night, when we had to return to hometown the next morning. An open ground was selected for the performance beside the tents where we were intended to stay at night.

Jaisalmer is the cultural hub of Rajasthan; a city full of colors, art, and architecture! I suggest you to research about the city before beginning your excursion to take full benefit of the journey time. Never miss the magnificence of the site, or you will rue until you get a second chance!

Dubai tour- Plan for a marvelous trek!

Whenever I plan to travel, I think about fun and excitement at the peak. This time it’s Dubai- a city on my list of 5 top exotic destinations in the world. The grand architecture and sparkling nightlife allures visitors to plan a Dubai tour.

Dubai attractions

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Dubai tour
Burj Khalifa, Dubai

It is the tallest building in UAE with a total height of 829.8 meters. A masterpiece and a must see the place in Dubai is Burj Khalifa that created records in tallest service elevator in the world, the highest occupied floor in the world and the highest number of storeys in the world. You can experience yourself at sky heights by the use of elevator from where you can look down to see the human-made wonders.

Buy tickets to view from 125th and 148th floors as the view is spectacular. You can satisfy your hunger on the 122nd floor with a variety of food items available.

• Miracle garden, Dubai

Miracle garden, Dubai
Dubai tour

Miracle garden, Dubai
Dubai tour

14th February is celebrated in the world as the day for lovers. Miracle garden was launched in Dubai on this day. A typical garden with millions of flower varieties to allure visitors and setting up a romantic atmosphere is a speciality of this place. The flowers are organized in the form of different structures like Airbus A380 finding a place in Guinness world record.

The amenities to facilitate tourist visit to the garden include toilets, security rooms, open parking, prayer room, VIP parking and more. The flower garden made up of 9 domes in 1800 square meters area sufficient for 300 persons is a 3D butterfly garden.

The garden is formed with greenery and colourful flowers, but this is an exceptional piece of art to be appreciated by all.

The closing time for the garden is in the summers when the area is being renovated.

• Ferrari world

Ferrari world in Dubai
Dubai attractions

An easy way to Ferrari world is through E11 highway. A nice place in Abu Dhabi for kids to enjoy is Ferrari world. If you love adventures, this world’s largest theme park is worth visiting. It includes gaming attractions like Racing Legends and Tyre twist and adventures like Fiorano GT challenge; Formula Rossa is there for endless fun.

The theme park is one of the major Dubai tourist attractions with engaging activities to thrill. The faster roller-coaster in the world is Formula Rossa. Imagine the fun in Ferrari world!

The opening hours are- 11:00 AM to 20:00 PM every day. Outside food, smoking and pets are not allowed.

Palm Atlantis

Palm Atlantis, Dubai
Dubai tour

A human-made island in the heart of Dubai is Palm Atlantis that is being crowded with luxurious resorts, hotels and restaurants. Adventurous trip of the area includes activities like skydive above the island and sailing around in a speedboat. The spot is not only beautiful but provides a wonderful experience with fantastic views of Arabian Gulf and Burj Khalifa.

The island is built in the shape of a palm tree exquisitely embedded in the waters providing the exclusive view of the beautiful isle.

Dubai Frame

Dubai frame
Dubai tour

An architectural splendour in Dubai is Dubai frame made of glass, steel, aluminium and concrete and designed in such a way that the older parts of the city are visible at one side and representative landmarks are on the other. It is considered as ‘the biggest picture frame on the planet’.

An attraction for the tourists and visitors, Dubai frame, has been built at the cost of 250 million dollars. The two glass towers of 150 meters height connected by 93 meters bridge at the top. The 3D pictures in the frame depict the past, present and stages of development of the city of Dubai. The frame is now open to the public from January 2018 as a New Year gift.

Dubai Aquarium

Dubai is popular for aquariums and underwater zoo. We watched one of the aquariums in Palm Atlantis Hotel situated on the human-made island of the same name. A variety of fishes including big ones like sharks were visible. The view was awesome for all of us as millions of species in vibrant colours were present in the water.

The beauty of life was admired in the transparent waters by adults and kids alike. Another attraction was the underwater zoo in the Dubai Mall, third floor. It was home to a large number of marine species, open to swimming with an oxygen tank.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Get the experience of iconic Dubai in one the five most famous hotels- Burj Al Arab. Grand interior, splendid lifestyle, superior suites, luxurious dining marks the extravagant living in Burj. It is the third tallest hotel in the world constructed on an artificial island and is connected to the land with a curving bridge. The shape resembles the sail of a ship, and the hotel is one of the best in Dubai. Although it is meant for riches yet is a major attraction in the city.

Desert Safari

If you are searching for some fun and adventure, then opt for desert safari! It is one of the popular activities of Dubai. They are well-planned by the event planners and include entertainment along with Arabian cuisine while travelling through the sand.

The experiences of riding on camel or hummer are different, and you can select according to your convenience. You will get barbeque dinner, and skiing, sand boarding, a view of Dubai sunset, a taste of Arabian coffee, exotic dates, sheesha and more.

Jumeirah Beach

The magnificent Jumeirah beach with white sands is another Dubai tourist attraction. It welcomes you to relax, take sunbath during daytime or put your back against the mat when the sun is setting. The entry is free, but you need to hire beds and umbrellas during the day. The area is flooded with restaurants and cafes with well-maintained surroundings.

A portion of the beach is reserved for the guests of Burj Al Arab while remaining is open to the public. A jogging track is available for visitors with other water sports for fun. Do not forget to take sunblock to keep you safe against the scorching heat of the sun.

Best time to visit Dubai

My favourite time to visit any place is when the atmosphere is favourable. In Dubai, the season is friendly from October to March. In January, the temperature falls to as low as 15 degrees. You can choose festive seasons to enjoy in Dubai during this period. The Dubai world cup horse race is organised from March to April; the Dubai shopping festival from January to February, Dubai Tennis championship and Dubai International Jazz festival during February and March and International film festival is celebrated from November to December.

Now, what are you waiting for, get your bags packed and get, set, go for a Dubai tour!

10 best travel tips

Being a travel addict, I have gained vast experience in tourism. Here, I am providing the top travel tips for a comfortable journey. Plan your vacation with our travel advice and have a great time ahead!

1. Selection of the destination

The first step towards traveling is the choice of the location. We suggest to properly inquiring about the place before starting packing. The weather, local conditions, mode of transport, sights to visit, things to do, food courts, hotels, and more must be well-known in advance to avoid any mishaps or inconvenience. Plan your vacation wisely to make it a memorable one.

2. Travel packing tips

The next step is to pack the bags. Make a list of all necessary things with medicines, paper napkins, chargers, lotions, make-up kits, sunscreens, goggles, and electronics. Try to make fewer packages and carry a bag along with you with all essential belongings to be used while traveling.

3. Always carry an extra

Pre-plan the outfits but don’t forget to take one or two other get-ups. In the same manner, pack an extra pair of socks, undergarments, handkerchiefs, shoes, spectacles, toothbrush, undergarments, batteries for mobile and camera, and toothbrush.

4. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

If you are carrying credit/debit card along with cash, then we advise you to put them at different places of your packages.

5. Personal bag

Take a personal bag along with you while traveling either by train or plane. If you need to deposit your bags at the airport to be taken back to your destination, you might not face difficulties for necessary things. Carry essential medicines, hankey, some sweets, paper napkins, etc. in your carry bag.

6. Take care of your health issues

A few folks feel uncomfortable in the icy cold, but they dare to travel in snowy areas. At this time, it becomes indispensable that you not only carry your medicines but also inform your family doctor about your visit so that he may advise you to take necessary precautions. In the same manner, if you cannot tolerate harsh hot weather, plan your trip when the season is friendly.

7. Documents

Don’t forget to take a copy of every certificate to be carried while traveling. Keep the soft copy of your ids in your mail. Besides taking documents in the carry bag, put the prints in another package so that you may not face any problem in case of any mishap. Alternatively, you can scan and mail yourself to be taken out any time.

8. Stay stylish

As said earlier, it is sensible to carry lightweight to enjoy the trip, but it is wiser to carry a few fashionable attires along with basics to let you stay gorgeous during the tour. The most common lower are black and blue jeans; all tops match with these. Some swim fits, exclusive scarfs, casual one-piece, a few colorful outfits, a short skirt, cardigan are some other clothes that will make you fashionable during the journey. Footwears are another significant things that complement the dress-up. A few colorful shoes with some elegant ones will be enough. The daily wear slipper must be unique to walk the street.

9. Choose your travel destinations wisely

It is advisable to select the places to visit during the trip to avoid any discrepancy during traveling and save time. Try to spend more time at one place rather than traveling in haste from one place to another. You can enjoy every place by spending time with friends and family.

10. Travelling with kids

Now, it makes a whole new point when you are going with kids you need to care a lot about unexpected things or mishaps. Take a first-aid box along with you so to face any accident during traveling. Enquire about the weather condition at the location where you are planning to visit. Take clothes accordingly and put some extras. Pack some travel books, stuffed toys, and other indoor games along with your luggage for kids to enjoy while residing in. Spare time to rest during the tour to avoid weariness. When you are moving to see any destination, don’t forget to take some snacks with you.

I provided you with top travel tips to help you enjoy a hassle-free trip alone or with your nears and dears.