Mini Guide to India

Important Sites and Natural Wonders

Taj Mahal

located in Agra, Taj Mahal is probably the most sought-after tourist attraction in India, and for good reason: it’s majestic. Although the name means “Crown Palace,” it’s actually a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

It’s a great example of Indian Muslim architecture and the whole complex includes gardens, reflecting pools, and flowering trees. Bear in mind that it’s always closed on Fridays and the best light for photography is during dusk and dawn.

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Kerala Backwaters

Sometimes called “God’s Own Country,” Kerala is a state which boasts amazing nature and is considered one of the safest in India. The backwaters include 38 rivers, five lakes, and around 1,500 km of canals which, in the past, were mainly used for transportation.

Nowadays, travelers flock to the region to relax aboard the Kettu-Valloms (houseboats), go fishing, or just appreciate the beauty around them.

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American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.

Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.