Travel fanatics, call Kerala one of the best places to holiday for the complete variety it has to offer. Kerala is blessed with expansive beauty and rightfully dubbed “God‘s own Country”. It boasts of a rich flora and fauna as well as cultural richness. India’s Spice Capital also offers a selection of mouthwatering cuisine. While planning a trip to Kerala there are a few gems you should absolutely see. To make sure your Kerala trip is fulfilling Tralgy presents the 10 best places in Kerala. This is like the ultimate guide for your trip and will surely convince you to visit. [Read more…] about 6 best places to visit in Kerala
Odisha is a beautiful destination to visit on your holidays or vacations. Whether you are looking for a short weekend trip or an extended week-long stay, Odisha has a lot to offer. From lakes and waterfalls and campsites amongst lush green forests to historical monuments and temples- Odisha has it all. So if you are planning a trip, here is a list of places to visit in Odisha, which can make your job easier.
Port Elizabeth, as it stands today, is one of South Africa’s dearly beloved beach-towns. It is home to the some of the cleanest beaches on the continent and boasts of a breezy, pleasant climate. Come and look up our all-round assortment of the best places to visit at this windy wonderland.
Port Elizabeth’s most popular water-sports destination, Hobie Beach lies on the Algoa Bay, just minutes from the city center. It offers perfectly-tuned waters for seaside adventures like body surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, board-sailing and swimming. An ideal spot for families to sunbathe, dine and make some warm seaside memories. Also, one of the safest beaches for children thanks to its mellow tides and efficient life-guarding.
The lone pier on Nelson Mandela Bay, Shark Rock graces this sandy paradise, offering rare marine-life sighting opportunities. Landlocked tidal pools flank it harbouring starfish, sand-sharks, catfish, octopus and other sea wonders in shallow rock-ponds. It also happens to host the world-famous annual Splash Festival in the month of April. Sandcastle contests, Volleyball matches, board-sailing competitions and several other water-sport tournaments keep it buzzing with vibrant energy all day long!
A few minutes’ drive from Hobie Beach lies The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World. It proudly claims to house the only licensed Casinos in Port Elizabeth, but that’s not where the charm ends. Luxurious, lively and warmly hospitable, this leisure destination is a classic one-stop-for-all offering. Shopaholics will be in for a treat walking past the many fashionable boutiques, quaint souvenir shops and fancy specialty stores. Foodies and party-goers can indulge themselves at opulent cafes, fine-dining restaurants and stylized pubs.
This is also the perfect getaway if you’re looking to cool those heels down for a while and just rejuvenate. Have a spa-day at one of the health resorts or pamper yourself at one of its world-class salons. Alternatively, catch a stunning light-show, watch a movie or enroll for a poker-tour at the glitzy entertainment arcades. The on-site Hotel holds over 140 premium accommodations, so there is always room should you decide to stay overnight.
Addo National Park
South Africa’s third largest, the Addo National Park is tucked safely an hour’s drive away from the city center. This cradle of wildlife is a whopping 444 acre sanctuary for over 600 majestic elephants today. But the show stealer here is definitely the fact that it holds the world’s second largest colony of African penguins. Cape Buffalos, Spotted Hyenas, Lions, Antelopes and the endangered Black Rhinos have also found safe haven here. And might we also add that it houses the world’s largest colony of Gannets and the rare Dung Beetles.
The park runs from the Sunday River on one end, traversing Bio-spots as well as Marine habitats. The stunning Woody Nature Reserve and the spectacular St Croix and Bird islands among them definitely deserve a special mention. There is also a sizable number of activities ranging from Game Drives, to Horse trails, Treks and breath-taking Marine Eco tours. You can also choose from a host of accommodation options such as Rest Camps, Bush Camps and even Luxury Lodges.
Established in 2011, Route 67 is a dedication to Nelson Mandela’s historic 67 years of struggle for South Africa’s Independence. 67 grand steps lead you through a walking montage of artworks made by 67 different Artists from the Eastern Cape. The walk begins at the heart of the city and extends from Campanile onward to the popular Donkin Reserve. This tour is organised by the Mandela Bay Development Agency itself, so be rest assured about an efficient guide!
A splash of color, art and history overwhelm the senses as you breathe in South Africa’s golden moments here. However, it is not simply another run-of-the-mill chapter on history that you find. Taking the guided tour is also a wise idea if you plan to go city-hopping but are short on time. The trail covers most town landmarks like the City Library, Chapel Street, St. Mary’s Terrace and the Vuyisile Mini Square.
Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve
A sprawling 500 hectare of verdant delight, the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve doubtlessly deserves more than just an honorable mention. Unique indigenous fynbos vegetation populates the pristine glades of this vital Biome in brilliant floral bursts. Clearly marked paths lead the nature-lover in you through a dreamy landscape of heavily forested groves. These storybook woodlands are regularly intercepted by sunny, open meadows.
If forest walks, river trails, hiking and trekking not your strong suit, there is still plenty to do. Fully functional gravel roads make biking smooth and make it easy on the feet as well. The Protea fields at Van Stadens have also been well-known for the diversity of their bird-population. Doesn’t matter if you’re just a biker, or a hiker, birdwatcher, stroller, or else simply a nature worshipper. There is a little something for all of us here. And did we mention that there is no entry charge to look at this enchanting kingdom of flowers whatsoever?
Aptly nicknamed the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth has always won hearts, one and all. This coastal paradise is indubitably the divine and welcome mix of hospitality, nature and history. By all means, go ahead and dive head first in this sea-and-sand dreamland!
Johannesburg has evolved as an important landmark in South African political history. it is also the glittering seat of the Gold Rush days. This vibrant metropolis is now opening its doors to the world with a heartwarming, sunny welcome. Jozi is steeped in culture, history, wildlife and inner-city cheer, all in equal parts!
If there is going to be a country held similar to the word Everything, South Africa will jump readily to mind. The Rainbow Nation truly encloses the spirit of nature’s melting pot. Along with a markedly gentler climate and an endless coastline of blue-green waters to soothe your tired soul. As it whisks you away to gripping safaris and pure capped hills. And if the landscape isn’t already charming enough to sweep you off your feet, add to that its rich mixture of culture. And on the top off it a generous dash of nightlife – South Africa makes for a captivating cocktail.