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Trip To McLeod Ganj: Travel Tale Of A Full-Time Mother And Her Weekend Escape Into Nature’s Paradise

Aditi Tyagi talks about her amazing long weekend getaway to McLeod Ganj – organized by TravelTriangle. She elaborates on how her second trip from TravelTriangle was even better than the previous one. This amazing escapade to Mcleod Ganj cost her INR 5799 and included her hotel, transfers, trek, and meals. Describing the group trip to be a refreshing and an adventurous experience, she recalls her escapade. 

Trip type: Had a successful first attempt at a group trip, let’s take another chance!
Duration: 4 nights or 3 days! (LONG WEEKEND!)
Budget: INR 5799 + a little extra money for miscellaneous things
Destination: McLeod Ganj ( Bhagsu Falls trek + Triund Trek + Dalai Lama Temple)
Distance to McLeod Ganj from Delhi: 477 km
Travel time: 9 hours (overnight journey)
Inclusions: Accommodation (hotel in McLeod Ganj, hill top tent in Triund), meals, transfers (Bus), and trek (Bhagsu Falls + Triund trek)
Activities: Trek to Triund, Bhagsu Falls trail, Overnight stay at Triund, Bonfire dinner

Aditi during a trek in Mcleodganj

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“Ready to get lucky the second time!”

This was my second weekend trip with TravelTriangle. The first one to Jim Corbett being a massive success had raised my expectations, and now, I was eagerly looking forward to my next adventure!

Just like the previous time, I found out about the trip to McLeod Ganj from the Facebook page of TravelTriangle. They quoted a price of INR 5799 for the trip and included quite a lot of things in it. Finding the trip to be value for money, I went with it for it easily fit my budget!

Feeling confident or rather overconfident for the perfect group trip once again, I prepped up for my weekend getaway and packed my bags with the necessary equipment for the journey (DSLR, power bank etc). My plan for an escape to the hills was finally in motion!

Nature of McLeodganj

“All set for a road journey to McLeod Ganj!”

Finally, the day came (it was a FRIDAY!) and I reached the pickup spot – Majnu ka Tilla by 8 PM. The trip planners had also created a Whatsapp group to help everyone find the location and directions to the bus (convenient!).

Aditi and her friends in McLeodganj

Finally, when all the excited human beings were settled, the journey began!

This was a 9 hour long night journey and on our way, we stopped for dinner at one of the finer places in Murthal – Sheesh Mahal! This was a serene and nice place for dinner and I was glad to see that it was not crowded like many other popular dhabas on that road. The food was delicious and post the relaxing meal, we continued our journey.

Aditi and her friends enjoy in McLeodganj

Day 1: Experiencing the Tibetan culture – Arrival in McLeod Ganj

Having spent the entire night sleeping in the bus, we reached McLeod Ganj in the morning and were hardly surprised to find it extremely crowded! (weekend getaway people!)

And since there was heavy traffic jam en route our hotel, the driver stopped the bus some 800 meters away from the hotel and politely asked us to continue by foot from there. We knew the traffic jam would take time so we took his advice and did the journey by foot (imagine us walking almost a km with our luggage, phew!)

Finally, we reached the hotel, checked in, and were then instructed by the trip manager to get ready in an hour for sightseeing activities (Bhagsu Fall, yay!).

Prior to sightseeing, we managed to grab a quick lunch in the nearby main market since our hotel was situated centrally. This market had a lot of food options that ranged from typical north Indian food to burgers to Tibetan momos! Everything for a street food lover was available and frankly, everything looked delicious!

After filling up our stomachs with the best of McLeod Ganj, we left for Bhagsu waterfall trek. During this trek, we came across the famous Bhagsu Nag temple on our way but did not stop there since we wanted to see the amazing sunset from the waterfall.

Group of people trekking in McLeodganj

Artwork in Shiva Cafe in McLeodganj

Art in Shiva Cafe in McLeodganj

The trail leading to Bhagsu waterfall stretched for around 2 km from the temple and was smooth but a little slippery at some places.

Upon reaching the waterfall, we were mesmerized by the natural ambience of the area and took our sweet time to admire the beautiful view that this attraction held.

In the evening, we were more than pleased to witness the beautiful sunset, and it was one of the most beautiful that I had ever seen. The sun rays fell over the hills and merged beautifully with the sky – creating mesmerizing shades of red, orange and yellow!

Afterwards, we went to the Shiva Cafe (500 meters up) to refresh ourselves and indulge in some coffee and snacks. This was a fine cafe and had an artful vibe to it. Sipping coffee amidst nature here was a relaxing experience and by the end of our snack session, all our tiredness was gone!

Later on, after spending some more peaceful time in the serene ambience of McLeod Ganj, we went back to the hotel, had dinner, and retired for the night.

People traveling through TravelTriangle in McLeodganj

A traveler in McLeodganj

Friends click a selfie in McLeodganj

Day 2: Trek to Triund, bonfire, and a night under the open sky!

I woke up this morning with great enthusiasm for it was the ‘Trekking Day’ and I was very excited. Since we were to leave by 8 AM, I got ready, had breakfast, and was  in the lobby on time, ready to leave but alas! I had forgotten one thing, it was a group tour! So, everyone took their own sweet time to get up and get ready and by the time we left, it was almost 10 AM.

“Always be prepared for delays in a group trip!”

The trek was an awesome experience but not an easy one! Since we had to go uphill to reach the tents set up on the hilltop, everyone had to put a lot of effort, especially me since I was not used to going on long treks! I kept myself spirited throughout the trek and in the end came out victorious (yay!).

I would also like to give credit to the trip managers who were great and did a commendable job in keeping our spirits high. They dealt with us with a lot of patience and never got worried if someone was taking extra time during the trek.

Finally, we reached Triund and it was a sight to behold! The panoramic view of the snow-covered mountains amidst lush greenery, valleys, and serene ambience from here was enough to vanish all my tiredness!

In fact, it was so calming that I literally sat there for a while – simply soaking in all the goodness of nature!

A couple in Triund in Himachal

Bonfire celebration in Triund

Camp in Triund

By nightfall, the view of the place became absolutely phenomenal for we were now directly under the open black sky amidst the twinkling stars! The only light source was the bonfire and the group had gathered around it. This was also the time when I felt like I was in the middle of pristine nature and somehow the crackling of the wood, the cheerfulness of people, and the general festive vibe all around made me extremely happy and calm at the same time.

As the night grew, we were served simple but delicious north Indian food for dinner. I enjoyed it thoroughly and getting such a sumptuous meal on a hilltop was a privilege.

“It was quite impressive considering the fact that all these dishes were made available to us at such a great height!”

Later part of the night was spent in singing and playing antakshari which we thoroughly enjoyed. In fact, it was so enjoyable that some people were singing till the wee hours of the morning (pun intended). Finally, the rain god decided to come to our aid and stopped the singing that had been going on for FAR too long!

But since it was almost morning, we decided to wait for the magnificent sunrise. And frankly, the wait was worth it for the sunrise was absolutely fantastic!

Day 3: A downhill trek in the rainy weather!

Today, as per the itinerary, we were to trek downhill, visit the Dalai Lama temple, and then proceed back to Delhi in our bus. This was a day specifically planned for us to see the charm of Tibetan architecture and its culture. But alas, God once again had different plans for us!

So we woke up early, got ready by 8 AM and as we were about to begin the downhill trek, it started to RAIN! (Nooo!)

“The rain was a sign for adventure!”

Since it was quite a heavy downpour, we had no option but to wait. However, after an hour or so when the rains refused to cease, we decided to trek downhill in the rain and go with the flow of nature!

The downhill trek to the main city was an exciting one (more risk = more adventure) and we were completely drenched by the time we reached. The whole downhill trek turned out to be a perfect unexpected adventure for us and we really enjoyed it in the rainy ambience.  Everyone around me was so happy and cheerful! It was fantastic!

Aditi and her friends trek in rain in McLeodganj

Nature in Triund

Trekking in Triund

Our arrival in the city, however, was not exactly as cheerful as expected since all of us were completely drenched and wanted a place to change. But because we had already checked out (as per the itinerary), we had to resort to last minute arrangements by the trip organizers.

The organizers finally got us a room to dry ourselves and change, post which we proceeded to the bus for our trip back home.

We had started the journey Friday night and it was Tuesday morning when we reached back Delhi.

Personally, I loved this trip since it was full of adventure, excitement, and crazy fun! Like all weekend getaways, it took me away from all the hustle-bustle of daily life and rejuvenated my senses! At a cost of INR 5799, I was really expecting an average experience but TravelTriangle again exceeded my expectations and gave me a trip that had a good hotel, bus, and amazing food!

I loved all the treks that I did in McLeod Ganj and their crazy adventurous experiences will always stay with me, FOREVER!

“And now with this one off my plate, I cannot wait for my Next Adventure! But meanwhile, it is time for me to go back to my daughter (surprised much?)”

A couple in Triund

A couple in McLeodganj

Friends in Triund in Himachal

High Points:

  • The trek to Bhagsu falls was amazing
  • The magnificent sunset near Shiva Cafe
  • Amazing Triund trek and an even more amazing overnight stay in Triund

Low Points: The trip manager had to arrange rooms for us to freshen up and change after the Triund trek at the last moment. There should have been rooms available in advance for short duration post the downhill trek since we were completely drenched and desperately needed a place to change and dry ourselves.

Tips for travelers:

  • The weather in McLeod Ganj is really unexpected, so always be prepared for emergencies
  • Carry a raincoat and other emergency supplies
  • Wear proper sports shoes during trek for the path can be really slippery
  • Have fun, take in the goodness of nature, and soak in all the serenity and peace!

The land of charming monasteries and stunning waterfalls await you and your friends. Its time for you to apply leaves and take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Feel the charm of the mountains! Call your friends and escape into an adventure this weekend! For more info on exciting weekend getaways, follow the link!

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Top 10 Things To Do In Haifa That Will Let You Have An Incredible Vacay In 2019

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Israel is a small yet precious Middle eastern country comprising plenty of diversified states and cities. One of them is Modern Haifa built beautifully on the slopes of Mount Carmel. It is a famous tourist destination for Baha’i pilgrims and is said to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wondering what to do in Haifa? We have got you covered with the most fun things to do in Haifa, Israel. From marvellous architectures to picturesque landscapes of steep cliffs and beautiful sceneries at the beach, it has all. The major highlights of the bustling port town, Haifa is the Bahai Gardens across the Medittarean sea. It is an enhanced and serene place like nowhere else.

Check out the list of various amusing things to do in Haifa on a fun and adventurous trip to Israel. Read along!

1. Baha’i Shrine And Gardens

Baha'i Shrine And Gardens

Baha’i Shrine and Gardens is a beautiful holy place located in the heart of Haifa, near Acre in Israel. Shrine of the Bab, the golden domed resting place of Baha i Faith stands on the terrace surrounded by hanging gardens offering landscapes and sensations. The place attracts many tourists because of the serenity and splendid panoramic views of Haifa, over the Mediterraen sea and gigantic galilee mountains.

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2. Stella Maris Monastery

Stella Maris Monastery

Stella Maris Monastery is a gracious Discalced Carmelite monastery for monks also known as the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It was built in the 19th century on slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. The monastery serving as a Carmelite is dedicated to St. Elijah. Interiors and decors comprises beautiful and vibrant paintings depicting the archaeological aspects of the prophet Isaiah, Ezekiel and Madonna of Mt. Carmel. The holy place has never failed to amuse locals or even travellers.

3. Cable Car Ride

Cable Car Ride

One of the most fun things to do in Haifa is a ride in the cable cars. It is the best way to reach up the hills to Stella Maris Monastery and other famous tourist places. The cable cars are present at the entry from Hahagana Street at Galshanim Beach in Haifa. At the top of the hill, you will experience the spectacular panoramic views across the city out to the Meddiatrean Sea. It is surely a once in a lifetime opportunity one should not miss out at any cost.

4. Cave Of Elijah

Cave Of Elijah

The Cave of Elijah is a grotto where the prophet Elijah took shelter after killing many priest of Baal. It is a prominent place for the Christians, Jews and Muslims. The cave is located on Mount Carmel above the sea level in Haifa, israel. The exact location of the ‘Cave of elijah’ is still not known. It is most picked by travellers interested in being enlightened by the history of a place.

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5. Beaching

Waves Haifa Seashore Rocks Israel

Wandering on the popular beaches notably Bat Galim Beach and Hof HaCarmel Beach is one of the most fun things to do in Haifa. If you are a water sports enthusiast, Bat Galim beach is totally the place for you. It provides various water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding to the travellers. And if you are seeking a calm and pleasant holiday, rest your bodies at the Hof Hacarmel beach. Both the beaches have cafes offering delicious cuisine and sun protection equipment available on rent.

6. Mane Katz Museum

Mane Katz Museum

Mane Katz Museum is a marvellously built architecture situated at the Yefe Nof street at Carmel center in Haifa, Israel. The complex comprises beautiful paintings and sculptures of Mane Katz largely influenced by Jewish artists. It is a must visit place for art enthusiasts. Another famous museum situated nearby is Tikotin Museum of Japenese Art portraying Japenese artistry.

7. Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel

Another interesting thing to do in Haifa is wandering around the slopes of Mount Carmel. The gigantic mountains are an excellent place for day trips with your loved ones. It offers the historical sightseeing of Carmelite Monastery of St. Elijah. As said, during the conflicts of Elijah with the priests of Baal, he set up an altar at the monastery. Other prominent sites from the top of the hill are Elin Hod, Bet Oren and Jerusalem’s Rockefeller Museum.

8. Louis Promenade

Louis Promenade

If you are travelling to Israel, you can explore Louis Promenade, the most picturesque city walkways in Haifa. It was beautifully built in the late 19th century along the streets of Yaffe Nof.AT the entrance of Bahai Gardens, the city walkway will provide to you splendid views of Haifa bay, Mount Hermon, Acre, and Rosh Hanikra.

9. Ursula Malbin Sculpture Park

Ursula Malbin Sculpture Park

Ursula Malbin Sculpture Park is an amusing park comprising of beautifully sculptured bronze statues. These prominent statues were made by Ursula Malbin, famous german born artist. The place is the most ideal location to spot or watch locals and learn about their diversified culture and religions.

10. Caesarea

Caesarea

Being aware of the historical events is also listed in the top things to do in Haifa. Caesarea is one of the Israel’s mesmerizing ancient sites. It was constructed in the 4th century BC along the coast between Haifa and Tel Aviv. The complex portrayed precious remains of Crusader city, Roman theatre and remnants of ancient aqueduct. It is a must visit heritage site if you are in Israel.

If you are someone who is willing to acknowledge the ancient history in the context of world’s most recognized identities at one place, then Haifa in Israel is the perfect destination for you. Book a trip to Israel and sink into the past while exploring all the fun things to do in Haifa.

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Narendra Modi And Bear Grylls Team Up For A Special Episode Of Man Vs Wild

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After making his mark in the Indian political arena, Prime Minister Modi is all set to step out of his comfort zone and challenge himself to an epic outdoor adventure. PM Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls have teamed up for a special episode of one of the most popular television programmes Man Vs Wild where they will highlight issues like wildlife conservation. The episode will premiere in India on August 12 at 9 PM IST and can be seen by viewers in 180 countries.

A 45-second trailer for the Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls programme shows the two men holding a hand-made weapon carved out of wood, cutting through forests, sniffing animal dung and building a makeshift raft to cross a jungle river together. In one scene, Modi takes a spear in his hand and tells Grylls: “I’ll hold this for you.”

narendra modi and bear grylls

The special episode featuring Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls was filmed in the Jim Corbett National Park in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 and is the oldest national park in India. The show presents a great opportunity to showcase ecotourism in India to the world and stress on the importance of environmental conservation and living in harmony with nature.

The announcement of the episode featuring Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls comes on the occasion of International Tigers Day. It is celebrated each year on July 29. According to the Tiger Census, India’s tiger population has increased by a third in the last four years to almost 3,000 animals. Most importantly, the target was met four years before the deadline. Narendra Modi said on the show that India has become the safest habitat for tigers in the world by practicing responsible tourism.

Want to see tigers in the wild? We have put together a list of 6 places in India where you can see the big cats. Go through it and take your pick:

1. Jim Corbett National Park

Best Time To Visit Jim Corbett National Park

Elephant safari in Jim Corbett National Park is a unique way of exploring the rich wildlife and dense forest. It is allowed in Dhikala, Bijrani, and Corbett Landscape zones of Corbett. The 5-hour ride offers you a tremendous chance of exploring the exotic wildlife. Spreading over 520 square kilometers, the park is home to are species such as Otters, fish-eating crocodile, birds of prey and more.

Location: Nainital District, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715
Best Time To Visit: November – February

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2. Ranthambore National Park

tiger roaming in the wild in Ranthambore National Park

It is considered as the best place in India to spot the elusive tiger. Believe us when we say that now is a better time than ever to visit the park due to the recent surge in the number of tigers. The park is reportedly home to over 60 tigers. Apart from the big cat, stay on the look out for leopards, sloth bears, jackals, and crocodiles.

Location: Sawai Madhopur District, Rajasthan 322021
Best Time To Visit: April – June

2. Pench National Park

tiger relaxing in Pench National Park

Pench National Park served as the inspiration behind the award-winning novel The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The park, which covers around 58 square kilometres of area, is a prime breeding ground for tigers. The best place to look out for tigers would be the waterholes where the big cats usually come to take a sip.

Location: Kurai, Madhya Pradesh 480881
Best Time To Visit: October – April

3. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

tiger sipping water in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, which covers an area of 1727 square kilometres, is the largest national park in Maharashtra. Its lush meadows, teak forests, and deep gorges and valleys attract tourists from far and wide. The reserve conducts plenty of jeep safari tours throughout the year. The tiger population sits at around 60.

Location: Chandrapur, Maharashtra 442401
Best Time To Visit: March – May

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4. Manas National Park

tiger strutting in the pool in Manas National Park

Situated in the foothills of Himalayas, Manas National Park is a renowned world heritage site. The park encloses forests and grasslands along the banks of Manas River. The population of tigers in this national park doubled between 2010 and 2018. Despite the high tiger population here, the thick forest makes sightings extremely difficult. Regardless of that, it is an exciting territory to explore for backpackers and solo travelers.

Location: Barpeta, Assam 781328
Best Time To Visit: October – May

5. Bandhavgarh National Park

tiger roaming in Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park, which was formerly a royal hunting reserve, is located in the Vindhyan Hills. Interestingly, it has an ancient fort perched on top of an 800m-high plateau. The park has one of the world’s highest tiger densities. You will easily spot a Bengal tiger (and a white tiger, if you’re lucky) on your safari tour in the peak season.

Location: Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh 484661
Best Time To Visit: October – June

Bear Grylls is an expert at navigating through difficult terrains tackling challenges and giving survival strategies to the viewers. Here are 5 of his lessons:

  • Don’t eat something unless you’re 100 percent certain that it is edible. Bear notes that every jungle in the world has palm nuts, which is an excellent source of calories.
  • A signal fire is the best way of attracting attention if you are trapped somewhere. Vaseline and mosquito repellent gets a big fire going fast.
  • If you need to cross a powerful river, you can use a backpack liner, which is an excellent flotation device, to help you on your way to the other side.
  • In cold regions, put your mobile in your armpit to warm it up and bring the battery back to life.
  • Always make sure to tell someone where you’re going and when you’re due back.

Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls have redefined the meaning of  the term ‘wildlife adventurer’. The dictionary meaning of a wildlife adventurer is a man who loves taking risks in the wild. The Indian wilderness showcased in the Man Vs Wild teaser episode reminds us that we need each other and that together we are stronger. Book your trip to India and embark on a wilderness tour with TravelTriangle today!

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3 Tempting Markets In Sayan Bali That Shopaholics Cannot Resist

If you ever want to go shopping in Bali on your vacation, then you should visit the markets in Sayan Bali because there you will find the most beautiful artifacts and things to bring back as souvenirs from your trip. Shopaholics should definitely visit these markets because the stuff you will find here is not available anywhere else.

Sayan is a small village just a few kilometers away from the town of Ubud. There are one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing museums, colourfull markets in Sayan Bali. There are many restaurants around this place that serve the most exotic Indonesian food in the whole region. The Blanco Renaissance Museum, this place is very popular amongst the tourist that visit here. This place perfectly depicts the history of this land and of its locals. One of the other famous sights are Pura Gunung Lebah, this is a historic yet beautiful temple, with architecture and colorful status that are pleasing to eyes.

Apart from all of these, there are some markets that must definitely try visiting like, the Kereneng Night market, Sukawati Art Market, and Ubud Monkey Forest Road. All of these are one amongst some of the most famous markets in the whole of Bali. You can find a variety of different products like paintings, art pieces, sculptures, Handicrafts, pieces of jewelry, small souvenirs, Balinese local silk cloth, and tropical cotton dresses. You can also find a variety of mouthwatering street foods and desserts that the local vendors sell in the markets. You will be amazed by how flavor full and delicious these snacks taste. So if you are looking for the markets that you can visit on your trip to Sayan than these are it.

The best time to visit Sayan, Bali is in the month of August. The average temperature in Sayan remains unchanged however this place receives a lot of rainfall from November to May. You can also visit this place in June, July, and September, as the weather is still pleasant during the months and you can easily avoid a large part of the crowd. If you decide to travel here for another month then don’t forget to carry an umbrella with your self.

If you want to reach Sayan from Ngurah Rai International Airport than it will take you about and a quarter and an hour after covering a distance of about 37 kilometers. You will have to hire either a taxi or other private vehicle, you can either book these from online websites or directly take one from the airport itself.

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Sayan is filled with amazing market places that sell some of the coolest stuff around this area. So, check our list of top markets in Sayan, Bali and try not to miss any of the ones to have the best shopping experience.

1. Sukawati Art Market

Sukawati

Sukawati Market is reputed for being the oldest art market in Ubud. Here most of the shopkeepers are artists and craftsmen, so you can buy goods directly from them without facing middlemen. Sukawati Art Market displays the Balinese art in various forms, be it handicrafts, paintings or intricately designed wooden sculptures. Apart from clothing items, you can also source some aromatherapy products like incense sticks and also colorful bed sheets depicting abstract art forms.

Location: Jalan Raya Sukawati, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

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2. Ubud Monkey Forest Road

ubud

In Ubud, markets for shopping are plenty! This place is located near the sanctuary and comprises a long trail of shops selling a wide diversity of products. If you are keen to indulge in genuine leather handbags, shopping in Ubud, then you are going to find them here. You can also find a few hotels selling light meals and snacks to make the shopping experience worthwhile.

Location: Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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3. Kereneng Night Market

Kereneng

Pasar Kereneng is the second largest traditional market in the region. You will find thousands of vendors selling popular items like batik clothes, metal handicrafts, traditional kitchen utensils, farming tools, groceries and fresh produces. The food stalls here serve deliciously mouth-watering Nasi Babi Guling a famous Balinese dish, and Nasi Campur a variety of Javanese cuisine.

Closed On: Open 7 days a week
Timings: 6 pm 2 am
Is it kids friendly- Yes, you may find dandy propellers, bubble blowers and other simple toys are available here.
Location: Jalan Kamboja, East Denpasar

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If you are a shopaholic and love to travel across countries, then you have to check out these markets in Sayan Bali. From natural beauty to markets, this place has so much to offer to you in terms of fulfilling experiences. One can simply not miss visiting these markets in Bali and not buy cool and beautiful stuff for you and your friends. Make sure you have ample time and money to visit these markets on your exotic Bali getaway.

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Arizona Travel Tips: Things To Keep In Mind Before You Venture On Your Journey

Arizona is much beyond the story book vision of barren lands, open stretched roads, majestic landscapes and maybe a few cute desert animals. Carved out of the Colorado River, the majestic landscape sets up a pretty picture of the city. The Grand Canyon and the sunsets are sights to capture and behold for a lifetime. Feel the chills of the wind in the winters and treat the eyes to the scenic sights while driving from Phoenix to Prescott. Apart from that, you can even be a part of various activities like paragliding and diving when in the beautiful state.

But like many, you might not know anything about the state and it is strange to visit the city without knowing what you are actually signing up for. So, before planning a trip to Arizona, check out these Arizona travel tips that come in handy and help you plan a better trip.

Here are a few travel tips that will help you plan your trip to Arizona the perfect way. Go through these tips and make your holiday in the state all the more fun.

1. Travel In The Right Weather

When To Visit

If you wish to visit Southern Arizona then the best months to visit are from January to March however the favourable months to visit the Northern area between June to August. Arizona offers a lot of attractions to choose from. One can visit national parks, animal reserves and sanctuaries. You can also plan a visit to Tempe and Mesa when planning a visit to the state in this time of the year.

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2. Take Notes Of The Time Zone

Take note of the time zone

If you are an International tourist, you will have to adjust to the drastic time difference. The state follows a Pacific Time Zone in the summers. However in winters, the place follows a Mountain Standard Time. At first you might find some trouble in getting sleep at first, but your body will adapt to it over time and so there is nothing to worry about it.

3. Look For The Perfect Accommodation

Look For The Perfect Accommodation

It is always better to sort your accommodations on priority, when you are traveling to any part of the world. You will find an array of Hilton and Marriott hotels all across the state. You will also find luxurious resorts and hotels in the nearby areas and it entirely depends on your choice of accommodation. Camping is yet another efficient accommodation in the city if you wish to experience the outdoors. You will find a plethora of camp sites across the state which are the best places to stay in Arizona. From lavish lodgings to camping under the stars, you can have it all here!

4. Pack Accordingly

Pack accordingly

Climate in Arizona is purely determined by the temperature and the amount of precipitation happening. Remember to pack casual, comfortable and loose clothes when traveling in summers. Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are some essentials while packing your bags for Arizona. Try wearing comfortable shorts and cotton shirts in summers while in winters ensure to carry jackets and sweaters. If you are going hiking, try packing clothes you don’t mind sweating in and can be cleaned easily. These Arizona travel tips will help you enhance your holiday experience in the city.

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5. Know The Safety Concerns

Know the safety concerns

When in Arizona, bed very cautious along the border area as the state is close to Mexico. As a major part of the place constitutes of desert, thus dehydration is very prominent in the city. While visiting the local attractions, always carry a water bottle along. Hikers who are planning to visit the Grand Canyon should be aware of the flash floods and thunderstorms. These are some safety tips while traveling to Arizona.

6. Beware Of The Weather

Beware of the weather

Being a state of extreme weather, Arizona gets really cold in winters and alternatively hot in winters. Take the unpredictable weather of the place into consideration. Check the weather report several times before packing for Arizona. The spring and fall months are usually pleasant and mild and the warm weather is perfect for sports and sightseeing. Be prepared for any kind of weather and pack cautiously.

7. Figure Out Your Mode Of Transport

Figure out your mode of transport

It is always advisable to have your own car or cab to get around the place. The towns in Arizona are quite far apart however all forms of transportation are available in the city. Buses and light rails are in abundance with stops throughout the Phoenix metro area.

8. Try The Mexican Fusions

Try The Mexican Fusions

Known for its amazing Mexican fusion dishes, the southwestern flavors will leave you craving for more. The street stalls are famous for the nacho chips, burritos and salads. Rusconi’s American Kitchen and Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana are the must visit eateries around the place. Alcohol is banned in some of the parts in Arizona, but you can find delicious lemonades almost everywhere.

9. Experience The Local Culture

Experience the local culture

With a rich heritage and culture, Arizona is full of tribal areas and lets you experience the different cultures and customs. With approximately 22 native American tribes, the state is just the perfect place to get close and personal with the wilderness.

10. Plan A Grand Canyon Trip In Advance

Plan A Grand Canyon Trip

Even day hikes to the Grand Canyon require a pre-booking of lodgings. If you wish to camp at the Anyon you will have to book your stays pretty early.

Arizona is an ultimate tourist destination and treats all types of people well and your holiday will become all the better if you plan and pack just the right way with these Arizona travel tips. If this is your dream destination as well, then plan your trip to the state soon and make lifetime memories and also keep in mind these things to know before you visit Arizona.
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10 Magnificent Waterfalls In Spain That Every Nature Buff Out There Must Definitely Visit!

Apart from being the land famous for its food, architecture, music and beaches, Spain is also a home to many majestic waterfalls which ensures a magnificent view to adore. The hills and mountains here are quite rocky which makes for some beautiful pictures. Waterfalls in Spain usually are located on one river or the other and have a nominal fee (INR 500) to access. In fact, most falls are accessible without any fee altogether.

If you’re tired of the infrastructural wonders of the country, then these 10 waterfalls in Spain might be a a great escape for you to take a break amidst the nature’s finest settings located deep within forests and hills which also makes a great place for picnic.

1. Caozo Falls

Caozo Falls

Located in the Valle del Jerte, this beautiful waterfall runs uninhibited full of fresh water. You can reach here easily by car from the village of Valdastillas, and then a little trail has to be covered on foot to reach these wonderful falls hidden amidst the trees of olive, cherry and chestnut. The falls look better just after rainfall, however, feel free to go anytime of the year. The place smells sweet of fruits and fresh water, making it one of the best waterfalls in Spain.

Location: Valdastillas, Spain

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2. Do Toxa Waterfalls

Do Toxa

This is the place to go near Silleda when you want to feel connected with the nature around. The falls are one of the highest and most famous in the country, located on the river Toxa. The forest around has trees like oaks, pines, cork and chestnuts along with native plants like Xesta. You can have a swim in the natural pond here and then visit the famous monastery which can be reached following the trail right from the pond.

Location: Silleda, Spain

3. Nervion Waterfall

Nervion

One of the largest waterfalls in Europe, these beautiful horsetail shaped falls are about 300 metres high. The landscape is breathtaking here as hills rise and sink everywhere in the horizon. The amazing Nervion waterfall in Spain can only be gazed at by standing at the observatory viewpoint, which is a stunning canyon offering a bird’s eye view of the rest of the valley. The walk upto the fall goes through a forest, leading to the isolated and deep plunge of Salto del Nervion.

Location: Miranda de Ebro, Burgos, Spain

4. El Salto de la Novia

El Salto de la Novia

A busy attraction for nearby village and town dwellers, these beautiful falls are located in a forest, surrounded with trees and quite rocky terrain. Located on the river Riu Palancia, the falls are over sixty metres high. Legend has it that two lovers jumped to their end at this place and you can hear them at night, which makes the place even more popular among natives as well as tourists.

Location: Navajas, Castellon, Spain

5. Algar Waterfalls

Algar Waterfalls

A famous picnic spot in the area, Fuentes del Algar is the place to have a family trip at. The water is quite cold and there are a number of pools which is perfect to dip into on sunny, warm days. The main falls are about 15 metres high and the crystal clear water paired with the beautiful trees and rocks around will soothe you a lot. You can take long walks along these pools while exploring the riverbed.

Location: Callosa d’En Sarria, Alicante, Spain

6. Falls in Pedrosa de Tobalina

Falls in Pedrosa de Tobalina

This beautiful place has gotten famous quite recently, as it was discovered by tourists in the valley. The beautiful falls with the large opening are giving the feeling of sitting in an amphitheater with water falling down where one can enjoy a romantic date or simply spend an evening here trying to reconnect with yourself.

Location: Valle de Tobalina, Burgos, Spain

7. Salt de Sallent

Salt de Sallent

About hundred and fifty metres high, these falls are a nature’s miracle. After a nice, easy walk of about an hour crossing the village of Rupit and the forest around, you will reach the falls, which are a treat for most travellers except those who are scared of heights. Looking down here is quite scary as the cliff is quite steep leading to a fall of about hundred metres. The trail comes to an end suddenly from where the falls start. The views from this height are truly otherworldly.

Location: Rupit, Barcelona, Spain

8. Waterfall of El Usero

Waterfall of El Usero

A beautiful, untouched reservoir of water in Murcia is El Usero waterfall. The place is perfect for a short family vacation. Surrounded by hills on all side, a pool is created in the small opening due to the waterfall. The place is perfect for a cold swim on hot summer days. Whether one wants to camp, fish or swim it is perfect for catching up with your family or friends. Among other things, the place makes for the most beautiful pictures.

Location: Bullas, Spain

9. Foradada de Cantonigros

Foradada de Cantonigros

One of the most beautiful places in the region, this waterfall is quite close to Barcelona. You can park around twenty minutes away from the falls and hike to the location. The walk is not exactly easy and wearing shoes perfect for hiking is recommended. The landscape is quite stunning, and the trek surely is worth it at the end of the day. Surrounded by rocks, the cracks with sunlight coming in, makes the place a haven for photographers. The water pool and the falls are quite grand, especially in the season of rain.

Location: Cantonigros, Santa Maria de Corco, Catalonia, Spain

10. Cascada de Ezaro

Cascada de Ezaro

One of the most famous waterfalls in Spain, Ezaro waterfalls are visited by hordes of tourists every year. The falls lead to the sea directly which makes the place one of its kind in the whole continent. Eight minutes away from the fall is the Carnota beach where you can enjoy the sandy beaches and long coastline. The falls are quite calming to look at and make for the perfect photo ops.

Location: Dumbria, Coruna, Spain

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Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park Guide: Explore The Kingdom Of The Philippine Wildlife

The Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park in Quezon city embraces the concept of biodiversity by preserving and giving shelter to a large number of Fauna and Flora collection including some endangered species. Here, one can have a sight of the wild animals in the Philippines and explore some rare plants and greenery which are not found commonly.

Spread over an area of 22.7-hectare, the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park is a zoological park and botanical garden at the Elliptical Road of Diliman, Quezon City in the Philippines.

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Closest train stations to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Centre:

Train station: North Avenue, Quezon City
Distance from park: 239 meters
Walking time: 4 minutes

Train station: Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Distance from park: 275 meters
Walking time: 4 min walk.

Train station: Philippine Sugar Authority, North Avenue
Distance from park: 307 meters
Walking time: 5 minutes

Train station: Quezon Avenue (North Triangle), Quezon City
Distance from park: 330 meters
Walking time: 5 minutes

One can get down at any of these bus stops near the wildlife park – LTFRB-PUB1135, LTFRB-PUJ1682, LTFRB-PUJ1843, LTFRB-PUJ1936, LTFRB-PUJ1944, LTFRB-PUJ1948, LTFRB-PUJ2120.

One can easily reach Quezon city by arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at Manila and then traveling to the Quezon city by road.

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Ninoy Aquino Parks And Wildlife Entrance Fee:
INR 40 for adults
INR 20 for students
INR 133 for foreigners
Free for children below 7/ senior citizens/person with disabilities

Timings of Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park: 8 AM – 5 PM

The Ninoy Aquino Parks And Wildlife Center takes you on nature’s tour where you will find various kinds of flora and faunas around. The greenery and scenic beauty of the place, along with the wild creatures is indeed a sight to witness and capture.

Flora

Flora

Often known to reside in the ‘heart’ of the Quezon city, the Ninoy Aquino Parks And Wildlife Center is surrounded by diverse kinds of trees and plants which are spread over into 3,000 species, out of which 100 species are endemic to the Philippines that include ipil, kamagong, narra, move, and many more. A man-made lagoon is located on the grounds in which you can find fishes like catfish, tilapia, and snakehead.

Fauna

Crocodile View

The Ninoy Aquino Parks And Wildlife Center is home to more than 1,400 animals that include blue-balled monkeys, humongous snakes, Philippine deer, Saltwater Crocodile, Philippine Sailfin Lizards, and many more.

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Avifauna

Beautiful Bird View

The huge collection of birds in the park includes the Chattering Lory, Mynas, Ringneck Doves, different eagle species, and many others. There is a whole collection of different eagles who belong from different species and are taken care of in the park.

While you take a tour through the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park, there are many activities that you can get indulged in and things that you can do in nature’s embrace.

Restaurants – Gorge On Philippine Cuisine!

Philippines Fried Rice Food Meat Chopped Exotic

There are a number of restaurants in Ninoy Aquino where you can treat yourself with some lip-smacking delights. Restaurants like the Classic Savoury, the Pancake House, the Kokora Ramenya, and King Bee can offer you some dishes of the Filipino cuisine to satisfy your hunger after a wildlife park tour.

Wildlife Rescue Center – Interact With The Wild

Wildlife Rescue Center

The wildlife rescue center in the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center offers people the chance to spot of more than 1,400 animals and birds. There is a whole collection of eagles belonging to different species. Other than that, there are over 1,000 species of plants including some endangered and special ones.

Capture The Sights In Your Cameras

Capture The Sights In Your Cameras

Photography and videography is a common activity which people usually do around in the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park. Families, friends, and couples are often seen interacting and taking pictures and videos of the natural environment. Hence, it is a highly preferred activity inside this natural paradise offering various spectacles to be captured in the camera.

Take a trip to the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park in Quezon City and enjoy a day in the lap of nature. Witness various wild creatures roaming around you and have a good time exploring the green sights surrounding you. Do let us know about your experiences when you return from your trip to the Philippines.

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8 Ashdod Restaurants That Are All About Good Food & Good Vibes

Ashdod in Israel is one of the happening cities that travelers make a point to visit. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Ashdod not only offers the mesmerizing views of the sea but also fresh seafood. You will find umpteen Ashdod restaurants serving lip-smacking seafood and delectable cuisines on their menu. If you happen to be in Ashdod on your Israel trip, you should make a point to explore the Mediterranean cuisine and of course fish.

It is halfway between Tel Aviv and Gaza which gives you the opportunity to explore the attractions and culture of this place. The people of Ashdod are big-time foodies and hence, you will find a variety of restaurants in Ashdod. From barbecue to vegan, Mediterranean to Thai, you name it!

Find the best restaurants in Ashdod Israel that are popular for their delicious food, prompt service, and amazing service. Make dining in Israel easy and happy with these choices.

1. Idi Fish Restaurant

Idi Fish Restaurant

Idi Restaurant in Ashdod is a famous seafood restaurant where you will taste the delicious fish and crab. The freshness in the ingredients and the deliciousness in the taste are evident. Anybody who is visiting Isreal is recommended to check Idi restaurant out to gorge on seafood delicacies, especially the fish. Whether it is a business lunch or not, this place is meant for all. Apart from seafood, you can also taste the authentic Mediterranean and Israeli food.

Address: 6 Habosem, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

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2. Shipudim

Shipudim

Shipudim is one of the kosher mehadrin restaurants in Ashdod that is known for its lip-smacking meat grill. Enjoy a variety of grilled meat at this barbecue restaurant if you are a nonvegetarian. The decor of this place is modern, the service amazing, and the food absolutely delicious. Try the steak fillet and foie gras which have been recommended by the visitors here. It is a fast-food restaurant with an amazing vibe and ambiance.

Address: HaOrgim St 27, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5

3. Hadgu Restaurant

Restaurant Food

If you are looking for Ashdod vegan restaurants, then look for Hadgu in the streets of this happening city. It has recently opened in Ashdod and specializes in vegan, Ethiopian, and African cuisine. It also provides the service of take-out if you wish to eat at your hotel room while watching your favorite room. You should definitely try the legume dishes served on Ethiopian flatbread called injera. You are going to miss having it once you come back to India.

Address: 1 Rambam St Store #4, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: Mon 4:00pm-10:00pm, Tue-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm
TripAdvisor Rating: NA

4. Corsar

Corsar

One of the most popular Ashdod Marina restaurants, Corsar is known for its amazing ambiance and delish food. The place is not too expensive either. For 100 shekels, you can have a beer and wholesome dish. The place is quite where you can relax for long and enjoy astounding views of the sea coast. It is one of the hidden gems yous tumble upon while sightseeing in the city. The staff is great and service professional. No reason why you should not check this place out.

Address: Onyon St 1, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 9 AM – 1:15 AM
TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

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5. Pescado

Pescado

One thing you are going to find everywhere in Israel that you are going to enjoy too is the Mediterranean food. Pescado is one of the Mediterranean restaurants in Ashod, Israel where you can explore the best flavors in the town. It is an upscale place where you will find the most amazing fish dishes in the town. The food is so fresh, locally-sourced, and full of flavors that uu won’t stop until your stomach bursts. LOL. Try the ceviche

Address: Martin Buber St 1, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM, Friday closed
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

6. King George Ashdod

Delicious Food

King George Ashdod is a multi-cuisine restaurant where they serve israeli, American, and Italian dishes on their menu. The place even has a bar where you can enjoy a drink or two while you wait for your table. The decor of this place is tasteful and it also happens to be the second best restaurant in Ashdod. This gives you all the reason to check this place out on your holiday in Israel.

Address: Derech HaRakevet 1, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 12-11 PM
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7. Pinta Restaurant

Delicious Food

Pinta is one of the Ashdod restaurants where you can look forward to having an amazing service and delectable cuisine. The restaurant and bar is where you can order European, Italian, Barbecue, Italian, and fresh seafood that this city is famous for. The place is apt for having a sumptuous lunch, dinner, or even a brunch.

Address: HaBana’im St 1, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 12-11 PM
TripAdvisor Rating:

8. Gambrinus

Delicious Dish

Located in the Southern district of Ashdod, Gambrinus is definitely going to show you a good time. Enjoy alfrescco dining or sipping cocktails in the bar because this Ashdod restaurant has got it all. The food is amazing and so is the service. Not to mention the vibrant atmosphere which you would agree to when you visit this place for dinner or drinks. You better make your reservations before you come here because it might be hard to find a table here.

Address: Sderot Bnei Brit, Ashdod, Israel
Timings: 5:15 PM –12 AM, Sunday closed
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

These were just a few of the Ashdod restaurants that are being listed here. Feel free to explore more places to eat on your trip to Israel. Try the shakshouka, falafel, grilled meat, and other popualr Israeli food items that depict the culture of this amazingly beautiful country.

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20 Things To Do In Yogyakarta To Explore The Best Of This Gem On Java Island In 2019!

Situated on the island of Java in Indonesia, Yogyakarta, fondly called Jogja by the locals, is the soul of the island. It is a cultural hub that is renowned for its history, traditions and art, and is also a great place for tourists from all over the world to get a taste of the Javanese lifestyle. While there are numerous day trips in the region, there also plenty of fantastic things to do in Yogyakarta without having to go too far.

Take a look at some of the best Yogyakarta things to do to give you an unforgettable experience during your stay.

  • Borobudur Temple
  • Prambanan Temple
  • Ramayana Ballet Show
  • Sultan Palace And Water Castle
  • Malioboro
  • Indrayanti Beach
  • Sono Bodoya Museum
  • Kraton
  • Progo River
  • Pasar Pasty
  • Gembira Loka Zoo
  • Wediombo Beach
  • Mangunan Fruit Garden
  • Ullen Setun Museum
  • Batik Workshop
  • Merapi Volcano
  • Timang Beach
  • Selatan Kraton
  • Parangtritis Beach
  • Umbul Ponggok

1. Borobudur Temple: See The Sunrise

Borobudur temple

One of the first things to do when in Yogyakarta is to wake up early, and drive to the central part of java to witness the most beautiful sunrise in Borobudur Temple. Nothing beats seeing the sunrise from this famous temple which also happens to be the largest Buddhist temple in the world built dating back to 9th century. As the sun makes its way across the pale sky from the east horizon, you will see the light hit the intricate carvings on the temple, creating a mystical effect which is not to be missed.

Highlights: Gupta architecture that reflects Indias influence on the region, and 504 Buddha statues

Location: Jl. Badrawati, Kw. Candi Borobudur, Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

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2. Prambanan Temple: Capture The Sunset

Prambanan Temple

Less than a one-hour drive from Yogyakarta, you will get to see Indonesias most beautiful Hindu temple Prambanan Temple. Also known as Rara Jonggrang Temple, it was discovered by the Dutch in the 10th century. Dedicated to Lord Shiva Mahadeva, Prambanan Temple is characterized by its tall, and pointed architecture wherein the central building measures 47-meters high inside a large complex of individual temples. The walls of each temple are sculptured with intricate and interesting details after exploring which, one can relax and watch the sun go down in Prambanan Temple that is one of the best things to do in Yogyakarta.

Highlights: Relics that illustrate the Ramayana, three temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma and the animals that serve them

Location: Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

3. Ramayana Ballet Show: Enjoy The Fascinating Show

Ramayana Ballet Show

After watching the sun set in Prambanan Temple, catch the Ramayana Ballet Show to make it a complete experience. The show is performed in an outdoor theater stage within easy reach of the temple. With the lighted Prambanan Temple under the night sky as a backdrop, it is a picture-perfect sight that you will be in awe of. To complete the ballet experience, a traditional ensemble of Javanese music called the Orchestra of Gamelan accompanies the performance. The actors are clad in bright and bold costumes to add drama and flair to the ballet, making it a fabulous visual treat. Do not miss out on watching the dramatic performance of the Ramayana epic and a traditional Indonesian ballet that happens to be one of the most unforgettable things to do in Yogyakarta at night.

Highlights: Bright bold costumes, and a stunning backdrop with the Prambanan Temple

Location: Jl. Brigjen Katamso, Mergangsan, Keparakan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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4. Sultan Palace And Water Castle: Glimpse Of Royalty

Sultan Water Palace

One of the top things to do in Yogyakarta is visiting the Sultan Palace. The province of Yogyakarta is ruled by the Sultan himself as governor. The Kraton or Palace was built in 1757 and still serves as the royal familys home to this day. It is a magnificent structure that displays an authentic form of old Javanese architecture and culture. The halls and floors are intricately designed, the ceilings painted bright gold a classic example of luxurious Javanese architectural style. Another one of the most popular Yogyakarta activities is visiting the Water Castle, which is also known as Taman Sari and is located just a few steps away from the Palace. Explore a large subterranean mosque, interesting ruins, and underground passages too.

Highlights: Collection of the Sultans belongings, authentic Javanese architecture, and subterranean mosque inside the Water Castle

Location: Jalan Rotowijayan Blok No. 1, Panembahan, Kraton, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

5. Malioboro: Shop Til You Drop

Malioboro

If you want to go shopping in Yogyakarta, the best place is Malioboro. Located in the heart of the city, this is where you can get almost everything at a steal. Malioboro is a great place to shop for souvenirs and gift items to take home. The best way to explore the bustling shopping streets of this area is by walking. Go at a leisurely pace to truly immerse yourself in the exciting atmosphere. It might get a little crowded, but if you are looking to shop on a budget, there is no place better than Malioboro. You will definitely love the countless little shops some of which sell the most curious things!

Highlights: Shops that sell amazing souvenirs at affordable prices

Location: Jl. Malioboro, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

6. Indrayanti Beach: Relax Amidst The Waters

Indrayanti Beach

Yogyakarta is located in the vicinity of the Indian Ocean, and the southern side of the city stretches along the coastline forming the Indrayanti Beach. Adorned by a strip of golden sand, this clean beach invites many visitors and the small cafes spread across the beach makes a great place to sit and enjoy the soothing air of the coast.

7. Sono Bodoya Museum: Take A Historical Walk

Sonobudoyo Museum

Yogyakarta is the city which is blessed with varied historic museums which should be definitely added in the bucket list of Indonesia vacation. Among all the museums, Sono Bodoya Museum is one of the famous which has preserved a huge collection of Javanese art in display. From the Indonesian puppets, masks, weaponry to textiles, there is a variety of things to discover at this place. Apart from the authentic Javanese art, the museum is faced by a courtyard which showcases the Hindu architecture.

Highlights: Puppet show
Location: Jl. Pangurakan No.6, Ngupasan, Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia
Timings: Tues-Sun (8am-3:30pm), Monday closed, Friday (8am – 2pm)

8. Kraton: Experience The Ryalty

Kraton Palace

Experience the royalty in Yogyakarta by visiting the Kraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat which is one of the famous attraction in this Indonesian city. Still a home to the Sultan and his family, the Kraton museum is open for the visitors. Inside the museum one can learn more about the royal family and alongside also take a glimpse of the Javanese art and culture.

Highlights: Try to reach here before 9 AM to enjoy the cultural shows which are held here every day.
Location: Jalan Rotowijayan Blok No. 1, Panembahan, Kraton, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

9. Progo River: Go River Rafting

Progo River

While there are many architectural beauty around the city, there is something for the adventure junkies as well. Head to the Progo river and rent a kayak to go river rafting while enjoying the beauty of the place. Quite an unusual spot in the Yogyakarta, this place will take you away from the main city for a while to enjoy the abundant flora and fauna.

Highlights: While Kayaking at the Progo river, make sure to also not miss out taking a glimpse at the Elo River.

10. Pasar Pasty: Discover The Bird Market

Bird Market

Another fascinating place in Yogyakarta which the bird lovers will love is Pasar Pasty which is the local bird market. Birds are quite a flourishing business in Indonesia as people keep them as pet and also take them to singing competitions. The market has a varied range of birds like owl, raven, pigeons and many other species which are taken special care.

Location: Pasar Pasty Dongkelan, Gang Rahmat No.1, Gedongkiwo, Mantrijeron, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55188, Indonesia
Timings: 9AM – 5PM (Open Daily)

11. Gembira Loka Zoo: Spend A Day With Wildlife

Gembira Loka Zoo

Witness the abundant flora and fauna of Indonesia at the Gembira Loka Zoo which is indeed a paradise for the nature buffs. Located at the south east of the city, the zoo is a home to plenty reptiles and birds along with some indigenous Indonesian species. The zoo gives a serene vibe to the visitors as one walks down the tropical surrounding watching the different species.

Location: Jl. Kebun Raya No.2, Rejowinangun, Kotagede, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55171, Indonesia
Timings: 7:30AM-5PM (Open Daily)

12. Wediombo Beach: Chill Under The Sun

Wediombo Beach

The word Wediombo means wide sand which makes it quite evident about how the place appears. This Indonesian beach is spread across a large with soft white sand and people walk around the coastline to indulge into activities like fishing. This part of the city is blessed with abundant species and one of the famous among that is the Panjo fish. This pristine beach is located at the edge of rolling hills where the travelers can climb up and enjoy the entire view of the region.

13. Mangunan Fruit Garden: A Haven For Nature Lovers

Fruit Garden

Located at the outskirts, the Mangunan Fruit Garden is one of the offbeat places where you can try on some unique things to do in Yogyakarta. Standing here one can enjoy a great view of the valley alongside the river. With the pleasant sunrise, the early morning is worth the view. This place will give you a feeling of standing amidst the clouds and mist without even climbing the steep mountains.

14. Ullen Setun Museum: Explore The Javanese Culture

Ullen Setun Museum

Get a glimpse of the Javanese culture at its best while you visit the Ullen Setun Museum which is considered as one of the best museums in Yogyakarta. In this museum one can get an idea about how this Indonesian city has evolved along with there are remains of ancient Batik, antique manuscripts and period paintings.

Location: Jl. Boyong No.KM 25, Kaliurang Barat, Hargobinangun, Sleman, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55582, Indonesia

Timings: Monday Closed, Tues-Fri (8:30AM-4PM), Sat-Sun (8:30AM-5PM)

15. Batik Workshop: Learn Something New

Batik Workshop

Often called the capital of art and crafts, Yogyakarta and for the people who want to try their hands on these beautiful artistry, can enroll them for the Batik workshop. There is also a leather workshop where they teach about the fashion items made of leather which like purse. Apart from this one can also learn the famous textile technique of Batik and also dying of fabric.

Location: Jl. Tirtodipuran No.54, Mantrijeron, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55143, Indonesia
Timings: 9AM-5PM (Open Daily)

16. Merapi Volcano

Mountain covered with greenery

If you are an adventure lover seeking for amazing hiking options in Yogyakarta, then a visit to the Merapi Volcano will definitely satiate your spirits. This ones the most famous volcano in the city and amongst the active volcanoes too. You can have an unforgettable hiking experience here, as youll get to behold the beautiful landscapes along the way. Hiking around this active volcano can be one of the thrilling as well as fun things to do in Yogyakarta.

Highlights: Witnessing the breathtaking sunrise from here will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Location: Central Java, Indonesia

17. Timang Beach

beach

Beaches near Yogyakarta are the best places to relax and refresh yourself after a long day. To reach the beaches, itll only take about one hour long drive from Yogyakarta. If you want to make the most of it by covering maximum places in and around Yogyakarta, then the beaches should always be on your list. Every beach has various places to eat where you can enjoy the scrumptious seafood (dont forget to try the lobster).

Highlights: The Gondola is an iconic sight that every tourist must witness
Location: 55881, Jl. Pantai Sel. Jawa, Pantai, Purwodadi, Tepus, Kabupaten Gunung Kidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55881, Indonesia

18. Alun-Alun Selatan Kraton

temple in Bali

This is one of the best things to do in Yogyakarta Indonesia in the evening is to visit visit Alun-Alun Selatan Kraton. The place is surprisingly bustling during the evening time. If you want to enjoy the nightlife of Yogyakarta, then a visit to this place is a must. Tourists and locals, both love to make a visit to this place.

Highlights: There are various pedal cars driven around this region.
Location: Patehan, Kraton, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

19. Parangtritis Beach

sunset at a beach

One well-known beach located at a close distance from the city of Yogyakarta is the Parangtritis Beach. People usually come to this beach to enjoy the picturesque view and try paragliding. During the evenings and on weekends, the beach is bustling with the crowd of tourists as well as locals. To make your experience fun here, make sure you go for an ATV ride. The sunset here is a mesmerising sight to behold.

Highlights: People also come here to try sandboarding in Gumuk Pasir
Location: Special Region of Yogyakarta

20. Umbul Ponggok

man snorkeling under water

One of the essential things to do in Yogyakarta city is to capture the beautiful landscapes of the city. Umbul Ponggok is a water park that has various large-sized pools where you can easily try underwater photography. This place is also ideal for camping. Located at a small distance from the city of Yogyakarta, this place is a must visit for those who love to swim and are expert in or want to try out underwater photography.

Highlights: Under the pool, you can try out fun things like sitting on a chair and even playing gaming console
Location: Jl. Delanggu- Polanharjo No.Ds, Jeblogan, Ponggok, Polanharjo, Kabupaten Klaten, Jawa Tengah 57474, Indonesia

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Yes! You read that right. The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant in Philippines is one of the most unusual restaurants as it gives one a chance to dine in the middle of a waterfall! Situated amidst the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, this restaurant is one-of-a-kind as it serves authentic seafood on bamboo tables while you enjoy the cool breeze of the surrounding forest and the refreshing waterfall.

While coming here you can give your footwear a break and enjoy a scrumptious Filipino platter with your feet dipped in the cold water. You might also get drenched while having your meal, but eating amidst the gushing waterfall is worth an experience which you cannot miss while in the Philippines.

Is the Labassin waterfall real or artificial?

Labassin waterfall View

The Labassin is not actually a natural waterfall, instead, it is a runoff from the Labassin Dam which is the Philippines first hydroelectric plant. But even though it’s an artificial waterfall, the experience is nothing less than reality.

Location: Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, San Pablo City, 4000 Philippines

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