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Off My Bucket List : 5 Offbeat Travel Destinations for History Lovers

We travel to encounter something other than what's expected. If interest in history and travel top your list, you have landed at the right place!

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New Delhi, September 18, 2017 : Ancient ruins. Sacrosanct marvels. World-renowned points of interest.

On the off chance that these words give you adrenaline surge, hop on! Travel lovers are not simply vacationers; they can be instead called ‘fanatics’, in the correct way. They crave for information set in antiquated urban areas; stories otherwise lost. Places and individuals and culture mean quite a lot more to them than simple products of a city.

We travel to encounter something other than what’s expected. However nowadays everybody is by all accounts on a similar trail. In case you’re hoping to get off the beaten track this year and learn more about history than textbooks ever will tell, then perhaps you should attempt taking a vacation to one of these nations,

  1. India

Before you start to go the world over, it would just be smarter to travel and investigate your own nation first. Take out time and go past the pages of history books and experience the past by visiting national destinations that convey captivating stories from the past.

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Konark Sun Temple, Odisha. Wikimedia

From the Modern day Odisha, which was previously known as Kalinga and its stories of the Ashoka war, to Agra’s images of the magnificent Mughal tradition; the sanctuaries of Khajuraho which are dazzling symbols of medieval Indian design to Bengal’s stories of the Battle of Plassey; India has incalculable stories that will help you reconnect with your foundations and offer a new perspective.

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  1. China

Travel back to the Ming Dynasty, the perfectly safeguarded historical destinations of China are an indication of the grandeur and radiance of its past sovereigns. In the capital city of Beijing, Tiananmen Square boasts of the Mao Zedong Mausoleum and the breathtaking Forbidden City royal residence. Marginally outside of town, the Ming Tombs are the graveyard of 13 dynastic rulers.

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180 degree overview from the north (Tiananmen Square gate). Wikimedia

An uncommon blend of age-old custom and a dynamic present day state, Hong Kong brags numerous momentous historical attractions. Make sure to visit the Peak Tower, the Po Lin Monastery with the biggest open air bronze Buddha on the planet, the Man Mo Temple and the Hong Kong Museum of History.

What can be more historical than a city, secured by the Great Wall of China. China has a plenty of social and antiquated architectural wonders, all of which toss huge light on the Asian culture and history; unquestionably can’t be missed.

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One of the greatest wonders of the world, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers. Wikimedia
  1. Hungary

Regardless of the possibility that you are only marginally historically inclined, you should visit the Roman-motivated Aquincum, Matthias Church, and the medieval Buda Castle and museums, when in Budapest.

Architecturally, Hungary is a fortune trove, including Roman remains and medieval town houses to flamboyant holy places, neo-classical public structures and Art Nouveau bathhouses and schools. A few people even make a special effort for another look at their “masked” top picks like the Reök Palace in Szeged, the structures of Kőszeg’s Jurisics tér or the Mosque Church in Pécs.

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Panoramic views from Gellért Hill at night. Wikimedia

In spite of the fact that the greater part of the Roman and Medieval locales are currently in ruins, there’s still much to explore and learn in the pictorial city of Budapest.

  1. Cambodia

Cambodia has a one of a kind history, an unbelievable one, nearly. The city of Angkor Wat is the centre of many explorers’ outings. This town of shrines indicates everything about the Khmer engineering and the root of Hindu myths. With the remaining parts well kept, Angkor Wat is recounting stories you aren’t probably going to hear anyplace else.

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Age old structures at Angor Wat. Wikimedia

The flickering towers of the Royal Palace, the rippling saffron of the priests’ robes and the striking area on the banks of the relentless Mekong; all tell stories of an Asia many daydream about from far off. Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s sparkle was discolored by the effect of war and upset.

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  1. Chile

Situated out in the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, an extraordinary domain of Chile, is home to Moai statues that are the only remains of a culture that once lived here. Envision viewing stunningly carved heads, going back to a period when human advancements had only recently started. The stones that draw in guests to this island are made out of volcanic ash; many still stay in the quarry, deserted by the occupants as lessening resources on the island left their tribes bound to wars that at long last killed them off.

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The famous Moai statues are dotted around the Santiago island in various states of completion and restoration. Wikimedia

Floating a little towards the present day world, established in 1541, Santiago was based on a common colonial framework. The city became the capital of the republic in 1818 and modernization transformed it in the 1930s. Presently, Santiago is a standout amongst the most current suburb in Latin America – and one with an astonishing abundance of exhibition halls and two ensemble symphonies.

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Each of these countries is extraordinary, off-beat and offers something new. Be that as it may, on your next get-away, make your vacation something other than merely ‘sight-seing’. Not a vacationer, take a stab at being a voyager this time around and experience these nations more than ever. Keep in mind to share with us your travel tales!

 


 

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3 Best Travel Experiences in India You Should Not Miss

India is steeped in culture and history.

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Beaches in India. Pixabay

About 60% of polled vacationers rate travel experiences as more important than material possessions. Curated experiences rank high on the list of voyagers this year and in 2019, the trend is expected to continue according to an independent survey commissioned by Booking.com. If you are planning a trip to India, there are several experiences that you should not miss from checking in at a luxurious royal hotel and estate tea visits to temple tours and mountain sun rise excursions.

Arrange a Yoga Retreat

The country is a dream destination for yogis with many places to choose from. A yoga retreat might just be what you need to relax and discover your inner self. A relaxing vacation is not only rejuvenating but also offers a glimpse of a different lifestyle.

 

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In order to comprehend better, the Indian seers constructed the special “BOAT” – named Yoga/Meditation. Pixabay

While the practice of yoga in the West focuses on physical postures and sequences, a yoga retreat in India offers benefits by emphasizing breathing, meditation and cleansing. In addition, you’ll be exposed to devotional practices such as chanting and karma yoga. A typical retreat consists of an inclusive stay at specialist accommodation such as a hotel, yoga camp or school but if you want to save on accommodation costs, you can just drop in daily or sign-up for shorter courses.

 

Go on a Tour of the River Ganges

To continue your spiritual journey, organize a tour of the Ganges, the third largest river that flows through the country. Named after the Hindu goddess, Ganga, it is one of the most sacred places in India with religious festivities and burial rites taking place at the river’s banks. Pilgrims come from far to cleanse themselves with the holy water in the Ganges.

 

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River Ganga is one of the holiest rivers in India. Pixabay

 

The river starts at the Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ganges River while on a cruise. If you have the opportunity, sign-up for a walking tour along the Ganges in Varanasi.

Get Up Close with Hindu Gods

With over 2 million Hindu temples in India, deciding where to go might prove difficult. But if you want to cover the most temples during your visit, head to the state of Tamil Nadu. It is not for nothing that it is known as the ‘Land of the Temples’ boasting of almost 33,000 ancient places of worship. In total, there are 38,615 temples according to the Tamil Nadu Hindu Endowments Board.

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Most of the temples situated in Tamil Nadu were built during the historic and medieval period

Marvel at the Brihadishvara Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest South Indian temples and features exceptional architecture. Don’t forget the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai decked with thousands of colorful figures of gods, animals and demons.

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India is steeped in culture and history. With so many things to offer its visitors, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to unique travel experiences that cater to your senses and personal preferences.