Holidays are about discovering new things and creating lasting memories that you will treasure for the rest of your life. Here are 6 unusual holiday ideas for creating a truly memorable getaway.
Paris is the stunning capital city of France and it is great place to create memories. The Seine River runs right through the city and separates the Left Bank from the Right Bank. The Right Bank is where you will find many of the iconic attractions like Champs-Elysees, Louvre, and Arc de Triomphe. Walk across one of the many bridges to the Left Bank to see the Eiffel Tower, and Paris Catacombs. The food and wine are fantastic and you can indulge in fabulous bread and pastries, cheese, chocolate and expertly prepared meals.
Bhutan is a stunning kingdom that is located high in the Himalayas. The country is filled with breathtaking views of the mountainous peaks and valleys with pristine wilderness. You can join a 12 day trek with a guide to trek Jomolhari where you can expect to see ancient Buddhist monasteries, sweeping views, incredible flora and fauna and fortresses along the trail. You can explore Bhutan on foot or take a hot air balloon ride through Phobjikha Valley if you are there during the right time of the year.
Rajasthan is a state in northern India that can be reached in about five hours by car from Delhi. The capital city of Jaipur is a great place to start and you should explore places like Hawa Mahal, Amber palace, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar. Next visit Jaisalmer, the gateway to the Thar Desert, where you can explore Jain Temples, Jailsalmer Fort, and Gadisar Lake before joining a safari into the Thar Desert. Journey to Jhalawar where you can see places like the Sun Temple, The Chandrabhaga Temple, Herbal Garden, and Buddhist Caves.
Tokyo is a fast paced city that has fantastic public transportation, a great nightlife, fabulous places to eat, and great shopping. You can visit temples like Sensō-ji and Meiji Shrine and explore their gardens. Sign up for sushi making lessons where you can learn about the preparation of authentic Japanese food and you can then enjoy sampling your creations.
Havana is a bustling historical city filled with public squares, museums, forts, and fabulous cafes, restaurants, and pubs. Visit Havana’s old town, Habana Vieja, to see the stunning Baroque styled Catedral de San Cristobal and Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a military fortress. Be sure to go for a ride in a classic car to explore the area. Head out for a night on the town where you can dance to live jazz, or Cuban music, or find a romantic spot to relax in.
The country of Cambodia has put a lot of money into improving the infrastructure to promote tourism and it is a fabulous destination. It is particularly popular with backpackers, however if you are looking for luxury then there are also plenty of boutique hotels and luxury experiences available. Head to Phnom Penh where you can see the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace, and wander through the Central Market. Travel to Siem Reap where you can find great accommodations before exploring the breathtaking beauty of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.