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A Backpacker’s Guide for Some Great Winter Holiday Destinations

It’s soon going to be December and time you planned your Winter Holiday to some of the best travel destinations in Asia to make the year’s end all that special. With Christmas and the New Year festivities just around the corner, you must be wishing for something really out-of-the-way. And if you are newly married and have not yet had your honeymoon trip, this is the best time to make that happen as well.  Also, it can be a great family trip where you can have a relaxing time with your family members. So, let’s take a look at what can be your best winter holiday destination with your loved ones.

  1. Winter holidays at picture-perfect Nusa Dua, Bali

Nusa Dua Beach in Bali - Winter Holiday Destination
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If you have peace and tranquility in mind, then Bali is the right place for you. Tranquil beaches of white sand dotted with palm trees, luxurious holiday resorts, clear blue sky with soft clouds and above all the vast expanse of turquoise water make Bali an ideal place to spend winter holidays with your family. All the hotels and resorts have their amenities to give you homely comfort and a peaceful ambience with immaculate gardens, swimming pools, bars, tennis courts and everything you need for a luxurious stay.

  1. The history of Cambodia makes for a memorable winter holiday trip

Cambodia is a country rich in history and natural beauty. The best time to visit this subtropical Asian country is between November and April. During this time the climate is relatively cooler and there is less rainfall which makes it ideal to visit different parts of the country.

Angkor Temples in Cambodia
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Your Cambodia trip is not complete without a visit to the Angkor Vat and the other temples of Angkor. Staying at Cambodia will give you a golden opportunity for exploring the ancient city of Khmer at Siem Reap. Apart from the ancient monuments and festivals, the one thing you must not let go is typical Cambodian cuisine which is made of a mixture of spices known as ‘kroeung’.

  1. Enjoy theme parks, zoo, shopping and skyscrapers at Singapore

This small island country which looks a little larger than a dot in the world atlas is dominated by shopping malls, skyscrapers, restaurants, as well as beautiful gardens, a fantastic zoo, treetop bridges, and walking trails.

Universal Studios Theme park in Singapore
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If you love shopping, the Orchid Road is there to cater to all your needs with their latest collections of international brands whether it is footwear or upholstery or apparels or even electronic gadgets.  The National Gallery, Asian Civilizations Museum or a night safari to the Singapore Zoo are some of the must-visit places for your winter holidays at Singapore.

  1. Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for honeymooners

With a palm-fringed coastline, Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for your honeymoon during the winter months. If you want to add some adventure to your romantic honeymoon, there are plenty of water sports such as skiing, scuba diving, kayaking and more to add to the list.

Sri Lanka a perfect Winter Holiday Destination
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Sunbathed sea beaches are perfect for those who want to laze around. Some of the best sea beaches for spending your honeymoon days in style and luxury include Bentota, Tangalla, Arugam Bay where boutique hotels, placid sand dunes, and brilliant coral reefs make this country an idyllic winter holiday destination.

  1. Exotic natural beauty of Vietnam

This small country of southeast Asia has beautiful Buddhist pagodas, tribal villages, amazing landscapes, limestone islands and so much more to see. Vietnam has to its credit a glorious history of a victorious war against the imperialist powers and a long communist regime under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh.

Vietnam for Winter Holidays

They have a diverse and complex culture including ancient temples, tree-lined concourses, indigenous crafts reflect a strong influence of neighboring China, India and French colonialism. For the adventure lovers, motorbike ride through the jaw-dropping Hai Van Pass or hiking the evergreen Bac Ha hills will demand a bit of your sweat and give some of the best memories of a lifetime in return.

  1. Your best winter holiday destination is the World Heritage Site of Jordan

Situated on the banks of the Jordan River, this ancient country has numerous historical monuments, natural reserves, mosques, castles, temples, tombs which have won her the title of the World Heritage Site in the Middle East.

Wadi Rum in Jordan

Besides some of the world’s best historical edifices, there are plenty of sandstone gorges, palm-fringed oases, arid hills with seasonal flowers. Be it the ancient sites of Petra and Wadi Rum or the capital of Amman, to witness the splendors of history and that too, in a moderate budget, Jordan can be in your bucket list for your winter holidays.

  1. Be a part of legacy of Turkey as your winter holiday destination

Turkey is one of the best winter holiday destinations in Asia as it has emerged as a popular tourism industry in the Asian subcontinent. The rich historical and cultural legacy of Turkey makes it a top choice for travellers to visit during the months of winter.

Turkey Country Culture
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If you plan your holiday trip with an expert tourist guide, it will be a never-ending journey across the country as the list of things to see is countless- spectacular historical edifices, eye-catching coastlines, exciting cultural events round the year, remains of the great Ottoman Empire, cascading waterfalls and the list goes on. There are cosmopolitan cities and idyllic villages that will catch your fancy as you explore the country. Sumptuous Turkish delicacies and great accommodation will give you a really enjoyable retreat during your vacation.

  1. Dubai, the commercial hub of the Middle East is a shoppers’ paradise

Dubai is one of the most opulent cities in the world. The winter months are a great time to visit Dubai as the weather is simply gorgeous and Dubai’s social calendar is full of great activities from Christmas markets, music galas to shopping festivals. Dubai also has a great nightlife and is a great destination for spending your winter holidays with family or friends. The capital Abu Dhabi is home to amazing tourist spots in Dubai. Although the official language of this country is Arabic, however, English is the second best-spoken language. For best tourist packages book your accommodation well ahead of your journey.

  1. Kenya, the perfect Winter holiday destination for wildlife adventurers

Africa takes us into the heart of the wild and Kenya is one of the few tourist destinations where you can enjoy the thrills of wildlife. Due to its opulent and diverse natural wealth, Kenya’s tourism industry has prospered by leaps and bounds in varied networks e.g. water tourism, eco-tourism, homestay tourism and more.

Masai Mara in Kenya

Staying in the tents, going for an elephant safari along the dense forests are the long cherished dreams of any adventurer. Some of the wonders of Kenya are the Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kenya and the Masai Mara National Reserve will leave you spellbound. A unique variety of attractions for the visitors that make this country a magical destination for experiencing holidays.

  1. Explore the wonderland of Phuket & Krabi for your winter honeymoon

Travellers are often at a loss when it comes to making a choice of their winter holiday destinations – is it Phuket or Krabi? Thailand is one of the most visited honeymoon destinations for the Indians and Phuket and Krabi are the two gems of the country that are separated by the Phang Nga Bay.

Ko Tapu Island in Thailand
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Serene oceanic beaches, the underwater aquarium, the exotic marine life of Phuket and the night safaris in the forests of Klong Thom or Thung Teao National Forest Park are the attractions for the visitors. Both Phuket and Krabi are best for street food and you must not leave the place without trying the fresh pineapples and guavas, traditional Thai cuisines the seafood of the famous Ban Lay Thai Kitchen.

Travelling is all about experiencing different places and making memories. So, now it’s time for you to choose your dream destination and book the best winter holidays travel package and make your itineraries for a great winter vacation trip to some of the world’s heavenly places.

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