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Must See Attractions in Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most favorite tourists’ destinations as it has a large number of attractions which draw millions of visitors every year. Here you can find historical, cultural as well as commercial and modern attractions filling the heart of visitors with enthusiasm. Some of its must see attractions are as follows:

Casa Loma

Casa Loma is an interesting place to visit for the tourists who like historical places having rich architectural designs. It was built in the early 1990’s by a wealthy businessman of Toronto named Sir Henry Pellatt. When you will visit this place, you will definitely love its atmosphere and splendor. You will enjoy a lot while walking on the winding paths through the stunning and spectacular gardens that surround this mansion. It is one of the most romantic historical mansions at Toronto which is capable of reviving your sense of wonder. There are splendid towers, beautifully decorated suites; secret passageways and 800 foot underground tunnel that links to the lavish stables and strikingly beautiful gardens.

Toronto Islands

Toronto Islands offer you a magnificent view of the city’s skyline. These islands are almost 150 years old having 262 homes, 650 people, gardens and parks. Other attractions in the islands include: picnic areas, swimming beaches, bicycle and boats rentals and much more.  It has been estimated that 1 million people visit these islands every year and many of them like to see Center Island because of its famous Centreville Amusement Park. In this park, you can enjoy more than 30 different rides providing fun to the kids and adults alike.

The CN Tower

Having a height of 1800 feet, it provides an opportunity to the visitors to have a bird’s eye view of Toronto. There is a glass elevator that takes you 1122 feet high to an observation deck. The specialty of this observation deck is that, here a portion of floor is transparent. There is also a revolving restaurant at the top of this tower and provides a chance to enjoy a lot. There are thousands of shops in this tower providing almost everything you can imagine. For the entertainment of kids, there are rides, an arcade and motion stimulators.

Royal Ontario Museum

This is a beautiful building whose exteriors are made of glass. Being the largest museum of Canada, It offers a lot of fun and enjoyment with its 40 galleries of art, natural science, archeology and six million items. This museum has a collection of African art, European history, Canadian history and more interestingly the dinosaurs. This museum has the biggest assortment of fossils in the world.

Kensington Market

This market has become a mixture of restaurants, shops, cafes and traditional clothing shops. If you want to know about the true and rich culture of Toronto, this market is the best place to visit. Here in this market, you can find a large collection of imported goods from Asia, Caribbean, Middle East and Europe. A number of artist studios are also open for the public. In this market, artists work with media including prints, metal work and sculptures.

Chinatown

In North America, Toronto has the second largest Chinatown. Here you will find jewelry, household items, clothing and different other items. Also there are a large number of restaurants which not only provide Chinese food but also Asian and Vietnamese food.

These were some of the most popular attractions in Toronto which can be truly called must see places of Toronto.

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Top Tourists Attractions in Switzerland

Switzerland is an ideal destination both for tourists and newly married couples. The reason is quite clear. A visit to Switzerland provides you a chance to see marvelous natural beauty and awesome views of Alps. That’s why it is also known as The Land of Alps. It is not strange to listen from a tourist that he dreams of a tour to Switzerland. There are a lot of places to see in Switzerland but some of them should not be missed at any cost. These tourists’ attractions include:

The Chillon Castle

This is the most renowned castle of Switzerland which is situated on the Coast of Geneva Lake. It is the most visited remarkable monument of Switzerland. It was built in 11th century and was the residence to the Counts of Savoy. It consists of 100 buildings, have three courtyards and four great halls offering stunning looks of lake. It is opened for the general public providing them to see caves, halls and bedrooms.

Swiss National Park

Swiss National Park is the finest place to see the views of Alps. This park is so big that it covers half the area of Switzerland. Here you can also see some animals including eagles, marmots and elks. It is a worth-seeing park but it is not permitted to pitch a tent and spend night in this park. Tourists are also not allowed to disturb plants and animals or to take anything home from the park. Moreover dogs are strictly forbidden in this park.

Zermatt

This small town is located at the foot of famous peak of Swiss Alps. The name of the peak is Matterhorn. This town was discovered in 19th century when British mountaineers conquered Matterhorn. Zermatt is famous for its beautiful ski resort where you can enjoy skiing. If you are not interested in skiing then there are several other options. You can enjoy dining in a gourmand restaurant. There are also markets around the town where you can do a lot of shopping.

Jet d’Eau

It is a fountain in Geneva which has now become a familiar sight of this city. It is among one of the tallest fountain in the world. It is so tall that it becomes visible wherever you go in the city. Other must visit places in Geneva include Cathedral de St. Pierre, The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and a lot more ancient buildings.

Swiss Transport Museum

The Swiss Transport Museum exhibits ships, air crafts, automobiles and locomotives along with other means of transportation. Here you will enjoy seeing Planetarium, IMAX Theater and stunning collection of the work of Swiss painter named Hans Erni.

Zurich

Zurich is a major city of Switzerland. Although it is a 2000 years old city but here you can visit cafes, boutiques and other items representing contemporary life. The attractions in Zurich include:

Churches: St. Peter, Grossmunster, Romanesque

Parks and Nature: Chinese Garden, Botanical Garden, Zoological Garden and Uetliberg

Museums: Swiss National Museum, Zurich Museum of Art, Museum of Design, Haus Konstruktiv, Rietberg Museum.

These were some important places of Switzerland which every tourist wants to see. If you are interested and have all the resources then get ready, pack your bag and make a visit to Switzerland.

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Famous Places in Brazil

Brazil is a country which has a lot of popular and fascinating places to attract visitors. It is fifth largest country of world having diverse cultures, traditions and a lot of tourists’ favorite places. Attractions in Brazil attract people of all ages. Some of its most popular and famous places are:

Fortaleza

Located in Northeastern area of Brazil, it is a popular tourists place because of its warm climate. Actually Fortaleza’s major attractions are its warm waters therefore its beaches are always crowded with tourists. Every beach in Fortaleza has its own individuality such as Iracema where people gather and do party for whole night. Another beach named Praia do Futuro is most popular for surfing therefore people who love surfing visit this beautiful beach.

Sao Paulo

It is one of the richest cities of Brazil that is located in South Eastern area. Most of the tourists come here to attend the Sao Paulo fashion week that makes Brazil a well-known country in terms of international fashion. Other different events are also held here that attract a large number of people from all over the world.

Salvador, Bahia

Major attractions of this beautiful city include magnificent architecture, lavish cuisine and beautiful and melodious music. This city also boasts of having one of the longest coastlines in Brazil. Beautiful beaches in this city are perfect for those tourists who want to explore life underwater or want to surf on huge waves of sea. Other than beaches, this place is also famous for its shopping malls that attract tourists who love shopping.

Rio de Janeiro

The most famous place of Brazil is Rio de Janeiro providing a lot of attractions to the visitors. It doesn’t only provide beautiful natural scenes but also lets the tourists enjoy music and other celebrations. Here you will also find two largest forests of world and at the same time you can drink and do parties in carnival celebrations which include parade, dance and music. Copacabana is a place located in the Southern zone of Rio de Janeiro which is famous for its marvelous beach. This beach becomes even more attractive during the celebrations of New Year’s Eve.

Santa Catarina

This place also boasts of its beautiful beaches. Most popular city of this state is Florianopolis that is famous for its more than 500 beaches. Moreover the state of Santa Catarina has varied climates attracting a large number of visitors towards it.

These were some of the most famous and popular places in Brazil providing tourists an utmost happiness and enjoyment.

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Historical Landmarks in India

India has an honor of being a country of sub-continent which is one of the richest places in the world in terms of cultural heritage and traditions. India is one of the most popular tourists’ destinations all over the world because of its historical buildings and monuments as well as its diversified culture, languages and traditions. Some of its historical landmarks are described below which are the most popular monuments among the tourists.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India that is most visited tourists’ destination because of its marvelous architecture.  It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and is located across the Red Fort in Delhi. It is a testimony of Mughal Emperors’ commitment towards their religion and traditions as thousands of Muslims pray in this mosque daily.

India Gate

This structure is 42 meters high and made of red sand stone and granite. It has the names of the soldiers adorned on it who participated and died in World War I. It is located in the heart of Indian capital New Delhi and has become a national monument of India.

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is called so because of its flower like shape. It was built in 1986. It is a Bahai House of Worship and due to its unique architectural design, it has won various awards. It was built in 1986 and has become one of the most well-known attractions in Delhi. It is located in the South of Delhi having acres of gardens in its surroundings.

Red Fort

Red Fort is also commonly known as Lal Qila. This fort is in the shape of an asymmetrical octagon and is located along the river Yamuna.  A 2.4km wall made of red stone surrounds this fort. This fort was also constructed by Shah Jahan after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. This fort displays a high level of art work which is a synthesis of European, Persian and Indian art. The fort has two main entrances; the Delhi Gate and Lahori Gate. The Lahori Gate faces the famous Chandni Chowk of Delhi which is crowded and assorted market.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is built on the Southern bank of Yamuna River. It is actually a mausoleum that is located in Agra. It was also constructed by Shah Jahan in the remembrance of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and it is a sign of everlasting love. This building has an arch-shaped doorway having a large dome. This dome is made of marble and it is the most prominent feature of this building which is often called onion dome or guava dome. The top of it is decorated with lotus design. This lotus motif is also repeated on chattris and guldastas also. The chattris are actually kiosks which are placed at the corner of the building and guldstas are tall spires that extend from edges of walls.

Sun Temple

It is another temple that displays the beauty of Indian architecture. It was built in 13th century and designed in the shape of massive chariot, carrying the Sun god; named Suriya. There are 24 wheels of chariot that represent the distribution of time. This temple is worth-seeing as it has been made beautifully.

Ajanta

Ajanta caves were discovered in 19th century. Located in the state of Maharashtra, these caves have the paintings and sculptures that are a masterpiece of Buddhist religious art. These caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 1983.

Golden Temple

This temple is also known as Darbar Sahib or Hari Mandir Sahib. It is actually a Sikh Gurdwara that is located in Amritsar, Punjab. The dome of this temple is covered with a gold leaf and the interiors of temple are decorated with precious stones in a floral design.

These were some historical landmarks in India which deserve to be seen more than once in your life time.

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Why Visit Mauritius?

Mauritius is among one of the islands of the world that is known for its spectacular beauty. It is situated on the South Western side of Indian Ocean. It is among one of the favorite places of tourists because of its pleasant tropical climate. Its modern lifestyle, exotic and beautiful beaches and developed economy have always managed to attract a large number of local and international tourists. The tourists’ attractions in this island also become popular because of contemporary infrastructure and transportation facilities. All these things demand a visit to this island. There are some other attractions that can stimulate you to visit this place and answering the question that why should you visit Mauritius. Here I am going to describe some attractions that will provide you a solid reason to visit Mauritius.

Historical Attractions

Along with the contemporary buildings and infrastructure, there is a historical side of Mauritius. The historical sites include Balaclava ruins and Dutch ruins at Vieux Grand Port represent medieval history of this magnificent island. Another historical place in Mauritius is ruins of European settlements and some other testimonials of that period. It feels quite different as well as pleasant to visit the historical places of Mauritius.

Glorious Beaches

Beaches in Mauritius are one of the most glorious beaches of the world. It is a great experience to see the beaches having white sands and blue sparkling waters. These beaches have all the facilities and a large number of tourists’ attractions and activities. Here you can enjoy the experience of water skiing, sailing, swimming; surfing, boating and more interestingly you can do fishing. These beaches also serve as a picnic place where you can enjoy your holidays with your friends and family. Beaches are also very popular among the visitors as they provide an ideal location to take sunbath. Another attraction is to see the marine life from these beaches. Some most popular and famous beaches are:

  • Belle Mare
  • Grand Bay
  • Blue Bay
  • Flic and Flac
  • Le Morne
  • Tamarin

Wildlife Destinations

Mauritius is also very popular for its wildlife destinations. These destinations provide you the opportunity to see the wildlife found in this region as well as some very rare species of some animals.  Moreover, you can also have a chance to see the marine life by going underwater in submersibles. The most famous and popular wildlife parks in Mauritius are:

  • Black River Gorges National Park
  • lle aux Aigrettes
  • La Vanille Crocodiles Park
  • Domaine du Chasseur

Religious Buildings

The religious buildings include the biggest Hindu temple of this island named Triolet Shivala which has been dedicated to Gods Shiva Vishnu, Krishna, Brahma and Ganesha. Other pilgrimage sites are Pere Laval shrine and Lake Bassin.

These are some of the attractions that attract a large number of tourists to this beautiful and stunning island. One can enjoy being there with one’s family and friends.

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Spend Your Holidays in Mexico

Mexico is one of the beautiful countries of the world having rich Mayan culture. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  Its beaches, Mayan civilization ruins, restaurants and shopping malls attract the people to spend their holidays in this stunning and splendid country. The best time to visit Mexico is from December to mid summer. If you are planning a holiday then visit Mexico this time. Here I am giving description of some of its best vacation spots and attractions.

Cancun

If you have planned to visit this city then get ready to have the most magnificent experience of your life. It is famous all over the world because of its white sand beaches. Here in Cancun, the water bodies are so clear near the beaches that you can easily watch the sea life. If you want to spend some time on beach, you can have the facility of renting a beach home to enjoy your holidays with your family. The city has a large number of other activities that you can enjoy including sailing, water surfing and paragliding. For young and thrilled visitors, there are night clubs where they can enjoy doing salsa and cumba dance. It is also among one of the most liked honeymoon destinations that fills the hearts of newly married couples with immense pleasure.

Mexico City

Mexico City is capital of the country and provides you chances of enjoyment and fun. It is a complete package for families as it has attractions both for kids and adults. For history lovers, there are museums like National Museum of Anthropology, El Palenque and Teotihuacan having the worth-seeing things including the Pyramid of Moon, Pyramid of the Sun and much more. For kids, there is the largest zoo of Mexico located in Mexico City. Its name is Chapultepec Park and it has many unique species of different animals. There is also a museum for kids in this city named Papalote Museo del Nino.

Monterrey

This site is full of mesmerizing valleys and hills so it is called the ‘City of Mountains’. Some of the attractions in this city include:

  • Museo del Vidrio
  • Ancient Village named Pueblo de Santiago
  • Bioparque Estrella Park
  • Canon de la Huasteca Mountain

Here in this city, you can also enjoy an ultimate shopping experience. Its markets are filled with items of leather, items of arts and crafts that have very reasonable prices. Some inexpensive hotels in this city also offer some exciting packages related to trekking in the mountains.

Puerto Vallarta

This city is blessed with nature beauty and mesmerizing scenes. Here the people are quite friendly and hospitable making your visit memorable and enjoyable. This city also provides you a chance to see the traditional bull fights. Other sources of enjoyment also include live concerts on the sea shore. This place is truly called the soul of Mexico.

Puebla

This city is featured with cathedrals and religious buildings of 16th and 17th century. That’s why it has an honor of being UNESCO World Heritage Center. The main attractions in this city are:

  • Cathedral of Puebla
  • Cantona Archaeological Ruins
  • Church of Santo Domingo

The houses and buildings of this city are also worth-seeing as they present the combination of American and European style of construction.

Guadalajara

Being the 2nd largest city of Mexico, it is a striking place providing you to experience the taste of both past and present. The attractions of this city include cathedrals, amusement parks, zoos and rodeos. The climate of this city is very good and calm which makes the visit even more enjoyable and unforgettable.

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Most Popular Attractions in Venice

Venice is a major city of Italy and is considered as one of the romantic cities in the world. It is well-known and popular among the tourists for its canals, Gothic architecture, religious buildings, bridges, government buildings and other structures. There are also a large number of markets, plazas and other shopping places. In short, it is a perfect place to visit for tourists. Some of its most popular attractions include the following.

Doge’s Palace

It is a major attraction in Venice and one of the oldest government buildings. It is an impressive building displaying a combination of gothic and neo-classical architecture. Here you can see a number of attractions including:

  • Golden Staircase
  • 16th Century Prisons
  • Salons
  • Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs is a structure nearby this palace connecting Doge’s Palace with old prison that is located on the other side of canal. The Doge’s palace and this bridge are such attractions in Venice which should not be missed at any cost.

Lido

Lido is an island in Venice and one of the most popular and well-known tourist’s attractions. The most loved activity of the tourists in Lido is to ride a bike around the island. Here you can also explore sandy shores, hidden bays and a lot of places where you can experience fine dinning and shopping.

Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Most of the tourists don’t give any importance to Jewish Ghetto of Venice but it is a worth-seeing place. Actually it is a district having Jewish shops, bakeries and restaurants. It is an enthralling place where you can walk through twisting streets. If you have a wish to visit this place then don’t go there on Saturdays because many of the shops remain closed because of worship.

Gondola Ride

It is a unique experience to have gondola ride across the most famous and loved canals of Venice. It should be a part of your trip to Venice as it is quite enjoyable. Water buses are available to get a ride of canals. It is recommended to take a ride on the back canals which provide a quiet and peaceful ride. The ride in Grand Canal is cheap but it is always crowded which mars the fun and thrill of this ride. A gondola ride will provide you a new experience and you will enjoy seeing a different view of Venice.

The Rialto Bridge

It is one of the most ancient bridges in Venice. It must be visited because it has been beautifully made with white stones. It has a breath-taking doorway in the center making it a master-piece of craftsmanship. It is a landmark of Venice and to add more charm and beauty to this ancient bridge, there are rows of shops at both entry ramps.

St. Mark’s Basilica

It is a famous church of Venice and an example of beautiful Byzantine architecture. There are ceilings adorned with mosaics, statues made of bronze and columns made of gorgeous marbles. It is a must-see attraction in Venice.

These were some of the most popular attractions in Venice, Italy. I hope that you will definitely plan holidays in Venice after reading this article.

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