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11 International Road Trips You Can Take With Your Indian Driving Licence

Maybe the 9 to 5 is deteriorating your peace of mind. Maybe you shouldn’t over think about your pensions at 25. Maybe you should find yourself on the roads, slip your hands a little out of the window and talk a little with the wind.

As the saying goes “People don’t take trips, trips take people”, let the road take you everywhere from famous wonders to unexplored locales. Maybe, you should hit the roads in the overseas.

Take a break from monotony, grab your passport and your driving licence to literally take the road less taken, as this list will tell you about the countries you can drive in with your Indian driving licence.

Live your road trip dreams on the roads of New Zealand

This island country is already stealing the hearts with its fantabulous beaches, iconic cityscape, lush national parks and Lord of the Rings locations. The roads of New Zealand are pretty much a road-tripper’s paradise, as it passes through many scenic wonders like sapphire seas, colorful gardens, mighty mountains and almost everything that’s picture-perfect.

Drives on: Left
Recommended route for driving: Thames to Coromandel Road
Age limit: 21 years
Validity of Indian driving licence: 1 year
Indian driving licence language: English (or you can get it translated from any govt. Recognized translator or New Zealand Transport Agency)

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Take the famed Route 66 and explore the gems of USA

The whole world knows USA flaunts some of the best driving roads of the world. From highways to byways, you might not want to pull over for even a brief second when you’re driving on USA’s roads.

Drives on: Right side
Recommended route for driving: Route 66 (From Chicago to Santa Monica)
Validity of Indian driving licence: 1 year
Indian driving licence language: English (If your licence is not in English you’ll need International Driving Permit. Another important doc is Form I-94, which shows your arrival date in US)

Drive through the scenic wonders of Germany when on Autobahn route

German cars and German roads both spark a burning desire to grab all of it. When in Germany, there are many beautiful sights to not be deprived of, but when you are driving in Germany the sights get even more overwhelming.

Drives on: Right
Recommended route for driving: The Autobahn highway (With NO speed limit in most areas!)
Validity of Indian driving licence: 6 months
Indian driving licence language: German (You can get your licence translated to German from German diplomatic mission. If not this, you can carry International Driving Permit)

France road

France is pretty much like a poetry, and you don’t simply skim through a poem at haste. To feel the poetry that’s France, you need to ease up, drive through its scenic route at your own pace and absorb its charm.

Drives on: Right
Recommended route for driving: Hilly roads of Corsica
Validity of Indian driving licence: 1 year
Indian driving licence language: French (along with original driving licence)

Britain road

As your hair flutter with the wind, your ride swiftly passes through the roads of the Great Britain, don’t forget to turn the volume of our favorite jam up, up and loud. Because, this is it! Your dream road trip, up and alive.

Drives on: Left
Recommended route for driving: Black Mountain Road, Powys (Wales) and Stirling to Inverness (Scotland)
Validity of Indian driving licence: 1 year

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switzerland

The Swiss Alps and emerald lakes of Switzerland have created a buzz around the world, and what could be the best way to make the most of your visit to Switzerland? Yes! Driving through the stupendous roads with those you love dearly, or maybe solo? You decide.

Drives on: Right
Recommended route for driving: St Gotthard Pass
Validity of Indian driving licence: 1 year
Indian driving licence language: English

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The Land of the Midnight Sun, Norway’s roads carry the ability of filling every road-tripper’s heart with ecstasy. Wear your most comfy short, tee and flip flops and keep hitting the road of Norway.

Drives on: Right
Recommended route for driving: Atlantic Ocean Road
Validity of Indian driving licence: 3 months
Indian driving licence language: English

Hit the roads of U.A.E

From glistening skyscrapers to rugged beige deserts U.A.E has it all for the explorers. It’s time to make the best use of your GTA tracks and get your hands on the steering wheel.

Drives on: Right
Recommended route for driving: Dubai to Liwa
Indian driving licence language: English (also carry along International Driving Permit)

The Great Ocean Road of Australia is popular around the world

This Oceania country is full of surprises and impeccable routes to fill your road trips with sheer bliss. You can drive through Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory. Driving with Indian licence in Northern Territory is possible too, but there are a few more regulations that need to be followed.

Drives on: Right
Recommended route for driving: Great Ocean Road
Validity of Indian driving licence: 3 months
Indian driving licence language: English (Also needed to carry International Driving Permit)

Mauritius' roads will overwhelm you

This island country is actually acclaimed for a million reasons, one of the most prominent being its white sandy seashores kissing the azure waves of the Indian Ocean.

Drives on: Left
Recommended route for driving: Plaine Champagne Road
Validity of Indian driving licence: 4 weeks
Indian driving licence language: English (Also carry International Driving Permit)

The Garden Route is downright incredible, dotted with gardens, vineyards and embraced with blue ocean

The last one but not the least on this list of countries you can drive with your Indian licence, is South Africa. This country’s diverse range of flora and fauna, magnificent seashores and mighty cliffs will inspire you through and through.

Drives on: Left
Recommended route for driving: The Garden Route! *Don’t miss out on THIS!
Indian driving licence language: English, with photograph and signature (Carry IDP for easy renting of cars)

 

 

Good to Know:

  • Carry your original and valid Indian driving licence and passport
  • Do opt for International Driving Permit! It can be obtained from local RTO by presenting the required documents
  • Valid visa, of course, is a must too!
  • Research well before opting for any car rental company
  • Usually the cars in these countries have automatic gears. So, make sure you are renting the one you are best comfortable with
  • Also make sure that the car has a GPS. It’s good to lose yourself, but not in the jungles of totally new country
  • Mostly you will be able to hire the type vehicle you have permission to drive as per your Indian driving licence

Excited already? Brush up your driving skills and prepare for the ultimate road trip you have been dreaming of since a while!

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Their Experience On An Utterly Romantic Bali Honeymoon Is What Every Couple Dreams Of!

Seeking a change from their monotonous life, wishing to spend some quality time with each other, and with an aim to have fun unlimited, Isha and her husband Himanshu went on a romantic Bali honeymoon with TravelTriangle. Having married her best friend, the occasion was even more special for them and here’s what Isha wrote about her new beginnings.

While we were browsing through many options on the web for a suitable honeymoon package, we stumbled upon TravelTriangle. Since we had already decided on our honeymoon destination, we just put in our request, accepted the best quote, finalized our bookings, and that’s how Bali happened for us.

Trip Duration: 7 days and 6 nights
Trip Cost: INR 1,13,000
Agent: Travel Toogle
Inclusions: Airfare, Accommodation at Swiss-Belhotel Tuba in Kuta, Ubud Raya Resort, and The Widyas Luxury Villas in Seminyak, breakfast, airport transfer, local transfer, sightseeing, watersports, Balinese massage, candle light dinner, and taxes
Exclusions: Personal expenses, lunch and dinner, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned in itinerary

Day 1: Hello Bali!

We reached Bali on the afternoon of 26th December 2017 and on arrival, the driver greeted us with a warm welcome and transferred us to the prebooked Swiss Belhotel Tuban. It was a smooth journey from the airport to the hotel and post check-in, we went on to rest for a while in our room.

honeymoon in Bali

Bali honeymoon

Since it was the first day on the island, we wanted to take it a bit easy. Later in the evening, we freshened up and went to enjoy high tea which was included in our package. After exploring the property for a while, we were totally excited for our romantic candle light dinner. With everything being so romantic, it was a perfect start to our new beginning.

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Day 2: A Day Dedicated To Watersports

On the second day, we finished our breakfast and looked forward to a day full of thrilling watersports. Our driver picked us up and took us to the Benoa beach which is pretty famous for watersports. Being a hub for adrenaline junkies, we could not have come back without trying thrilling activities like that of banana boat ride, jet skiing, and couple parasailing.

couple parasailing

Not only was it a thrilling experience, but was more fun to be able to enjoy it together. We enjoyed ourselves to the core. It was quite an eventful day and later in the evening, we returned to the hotel. We relaxed a bit by the pool and spent the rest of the time at leisure.

Day 3: Welcome To Ubud

This was our last day in Kuta. Before we could check out from the Swiss Belhotel Tuban, we went to experience the charm of a traditional Balinese massage for couples post enjoying a scrumptious breakfast. Our romantic Bali honeymoon wouldn’t have been complete without this experience. Not only our stay, but the whole experience at the Swiss Belhotel Tuban was totally comfortable and convenient.

couple with locals in Bali

Balinese traditional massage

Later the driver was waiting to transfer us to our next stop which was the Ubud Raya Resort. The best part about the resort was its location which impeccably beautiful. Post finishing the checking-in process, we decided to spend the rest of the day at leisure and relaxed by the pool before calling it a night.

Day 4: Sightseeing Around Kintamani Volcano

On the fourth day, we were all excited to go on a sightseeing tour to famous attractions in and around Kintamani Volcano. Much famed amidst the trekkers, it is one of the most popular highlands which made our whole experience, a mesmerizing one.

Couple on Bali honeymoon

Couple at a resort in Bali

Couple near Mount Kintamani

Traditional dance in Bali

Sightseeing in Bali

Couple near waterfall in Bali

From witnessing the charm of Balinese traditional dance to the stunning landscape of Kintamani volcano, the day was done just right with an amazing sightseeing tour. Later in the evening, we went back to the resort and relished a delicious dinner at a local restaurant before calling it a night.

Day 5: An Adventurous Cycling Tour

We started our fifth day a bit early in the morning. Since this was the last day in Ubud, we went on a guided cycling tour to explore the refreshing surroundings of Ubud. The hotel arranged for a local guide who took us through many places like that of rice fields, and so on. It indeed was the best experience in Bali.

Cycling tour in Bali

Cycling tour in Bali

Cycling tour in Bali

Later in the evening we made sure we get enough rest as we had to gear up for the New Year celebrations on the next day. In the morning, we finished our breakfast and soon were on our way to our final resort which was Widyas Luxury Villa.

Day 6 & 7: Bidding Bali, A Heartbreaking Goodbye

As soon as we reached Widyas Luxury Villa, we checked-in, placed our luggage in our room, and went on to explored Bali all by ourselves. We took a scooty on rent and visited various beaches in Bali. Later in the evening we had an awesome New Year celebration at one of the beach resort which served as a great way to end our romantic Bali honeymoon.

Couple exploring Bali

Couple exploring beaches in Bali

Couple on a romantic Bali honeymoon

Couple enjoying at a New Year

Next day, we had to check-out and gear up for the airport. Post finishing the checking-out process, we were soon on our way to the airport with some beautiful memories to take away with us. Overall, it was a great experience in Bali.

  • The early morning cycling experience at Ubud Raya Resort
  • New Year celebration
  • Water sports
  • Balinese Massage

Low Points

  • On the last day while checking out of Widyas Luxury Villa, we didn’t have any information regarding which driver will drop us to the airport. Post that, the driver was 2 hours late than the scheduled time and this indeed was one of the low points of our trip.
  • Though we covered everything in our itinerary, we still missed out on a lot of places in Bali. We hope to explore much more next time.

Romantic Bali Honeymoon

Our overall experience with TravelTriangle was very nice and comfortable. Everything was managed according to the plan. The properties where we stayed were also comfortable, clean, and cozy. We are extremely happy with everything and kudos to TravelTriangle for making Bali happen for us!

  • If you are travelling to Bali, then take some dollars along with you rather than any other foreign currency.
  • Never exchange the currency at the airport as the currency is costly there. There are number of money exchangers which you will get everywhere.
  • If you are a pure vegetarian, then take some ready to eat food with you as it is a bit difficult to find vegetarian food around Bali.

Are you also looking forward to make your honeymoon, more special than the occasion already is? Then get going to customize alluring Bali honeymoon packages with TravelTriangle, let us do the planning, and go tripping in your way!

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The World’s First Facebook Themed Suite Is Here & This Is How You Can Stay There For Free!

To celebrate One Million Likes on Facebook, the world famous luxury resort, Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai has a special treat for all – a free stay at its “The Atlantis Fan Suite” and yes, it is specially designed for Facebook fans and has a host of special Facebook features, connectivity, and themed decor.

Fan Facebook Suite Atlantis

Features of the “The Atlantis Fan Suite” aka the Social Media Suite includes Facebook themed toiletries and a digital mirror where the guest can check his/her Facebook Newsfeed. Additionally, if one logs into Facebook inside the suite, then they get access to more features like a private butler named Alfred which is exclusively available via Facebook Messenger and the ability to “poke” the hotel’s staff for requests and room service. There is also a special chair for going live on Facebook.

Facebook suite in Atlantis

To participate, all one has to do is like the hotel’s Facebook page, only after which they can enter the Atlantis Fan Suite website, where they need to fill in their registration details, and select from the three booking dates that are available for the stay (participants can also select all three dates to win three chances). Additionally, they would also need to answer why they should be picked for the stay.

Note: A person must be over 18 years of age to participate in the contest.

Those who get selected will be able to stay through Dec 15, 2018 and would also be given a complimentary breakfast, 25% off on an additional night’s stay, and access to hotel amenities including its clear waters and beaches.

Facebook Fan Suite in Atlantis Dubai

Also just to let the readers know, Atlantis, The Palm is one of the most instagrammed hotels in the world thanks to its underwater suites Nebula and Poseidon, frequent celebrity stays (Kim and Khloe Kardashian), 3 million gallon aquarium, 24-karat-gold room trimmings and decor, water parks and entertainment options.

So what are you waiting for? Go like Atlantis, The Palm Facebook page and enter the contest to win a stay at the suite of your dreams (actually everyone’s dream!). And yes, do plan your personalized Dubai trip from TravelTriangle for an even better experience.

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You Could Soon Travel From Mumbai To Pune & Delhi To Amritsar In Just 60 Minutes!

Traveling from one city to another within minutes will not be a far-fetched dream anymore, thanks to the upcoming bullet trains in India. After the ongoing work for the Mumbai to Ahmedabad bullet train, the central government is now considering to have a shorter high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai to Pune, and Delhi to Amritsar, as it seems more feasible.

Both the trains and rail corridors will be a part of a 4,500 km high-speed rail network, which, if executed, will make India the third country to have the largest high-speed rail network in the world. The decision comes after the authorities studied the high-speed rail networks in China, spread across 27,000 km, which revealed that most of the commuters tend to prefer taking flights over long distance train journeys.

japanese bullet train

A senior officer from the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited also told Hindustan Times that, “The fares of long-distance, high-speed bullet trains would be nearly the same as flights, though the travelling time will be longer than an air journey. This makes long-distance corridors unfeasible, and that’s why long-distance bullet trains have failed in China too.” According to him, a bullet train could cut the three-hour commute between Mumbai and Pune down to 60-90 minutes, and might also also be linked to the upcoming metro lines, Central, and Western railway services.

The day this comes true, we will be able to commute via train between cities faster than ever, and spend the same day at two places easily. Wouldn’t that be cool? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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The Controversial VietJet To Connect Vietnam & India By Direct Low-Cost Flights!

Owned by a Vietnamese businesswoman, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, the low-cost airline Vietjet Air is all set to connect Vietnam to India. It will soon commence direct flight service between Ho Chi Minh City and New Delhi. The airline will fly four days a week to cater to the rapidly growing air traffic between the two cities.

The announcement was made at the India-Vietnam Business Forum, which was witnessed by Vietnam President, Trần Đại Quang and senior leaders of Vietnam and India. It is also being seen as a strategy to improve Vietnam-India diplomatic relationship. Also, as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

pilots and air hostesses of vietjet

VietJet Airline has been associated with many weird controversies in the past. It was also fined 20 million dongs for allowing five beauty pageant contestants perform a number in the middle of the air. In January, 2018, they did an encore-parading lingerie model down the aircraft that was flying with National Football Team.

The airline also published an annual calendar featuring bikini-clad models dressed as flight attendants, pilots, as well as ground staff. Since they use sexist promotional strategies to market their flight services, they are also known as ‘Bikini Airline’.

In a statement given to Reuters, Luu Duc Khanh, VietJet’s managing director said, “We are not upset when people associate us with the bikini image. If that makes people delighted and happy, then we’ll be happy”.

With a fleet of 55 aircraft, VietJet operates 385 flights on daily basis on 82 routes spread across Vietnam and some international destinations.

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The Retreat At Blue Lagoon Iceland Has A Perfect Escape Plan For Summers & We’re Packing Already!

If you have been pondering since long about the perfect retreat for summer 2018, here’s the destination of the season, whose attractions and landscapes would definitely lure you to plan a vacation. The island nation of Iceland has given you a brand new reason to escape to a paradise this summer, and we bet you can’t say no.

Iceland boasts of numerous attractions, of which, the most popular is that of the Blue Lagoon. It is a geothermal spa situated in an ultramarine man-made lagoon which oozes out mineral-rich water flowing from the nearby geothermal plants. And the beauty of this turquoise lagoon is now adorned by a newly opened luxury resort, The Retreat.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland is a spa resort set amidst the volcanic frontiers of Iceland, and blanketed by the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. This hotel is said to be built atop an 800-year-old lava rock. Here are certain highlights of the hotel that have grabbed the attention of numerous travelers, and have helped Iceland become one of the top destinations for the summer of 2018:

  • 5-star accommodation featuring 62 lavish suites that overlook the lava lagoon, with the certain suites being facilitated with direct lagoon access.
  • A relaxing spa that will bring you closer to the eternal beauty of nature where you can avail the health benefits of the medically rich geothermal water.
  • A fine dining restaurant run by professional chefs who guarantee to plate the authentic flavors of Icelandic cuisine for a heavenly culinary experience.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland will officially be welcoming its guests from the 1st of April 2018. And, just for your information, this is not an April fools prank. From this date onwards you can plan your trip to Iceland to witness the spellbinding beauty of nature, and experience hospitality at its best.

room at The Retreat blue lagoon iceland

Location: Nordurljos Vegur 11, 240 Grindavik, Iceland
Contact: +354 420 8800
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So, what are you waiting for? With summers around the corner, Iceland has given you a perfect plan to beat the heat in one of the most exciting ways ever. Pack your bags, and take off to the “Land of Fire and Ice”.

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20 Hotels In Kenya That Will Transport You To The Surreal Side Of Nature & Wildlife!

Beyond wildlife, jungle safari, and adventure, there resides a surreal side to Kenya which often goes unnoticed and unexplored. And to make the travelers experience bliss amidst the wilderness, these hotels in Kenya treat the travelers to the nature’s best on a soul-stirring vacation.

From the mountains to beaches, and from the tropical landscapes to the realms of wildlife, choose to stay at any of these best hotels in Kenya, and relish the taste of true African culture and hospitality.

20. Sarova Panafric Hotel

Offering 162 fully-furnished and intricately decorated rooms and suites, taste the essence of the real Africa at Sarova Panafric which is one of the best hotels in Nairobi Kenya. Located at a distance of just five minutes from the Central Business District, one can choose from a variety of executive, superior, studio, club, or themed suites during their stay in Nairobi.

Sarova Panafric Hotel

Address: Along Valley Road, Nairobi
Phone: 00254-709-111-000
Price/Night: Starts from INR 5,200 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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19. The Reef Hotel

Located just one minute away from the Mombasa beach, the Reef Hotel is a tropical paradise in the heart of Kenya. Reckoned to be one of the best beach hotels in Mombasa Kenya, the rooms are well-equipped with local hand-crafted furnishings along with which, the elegant rooms offer breathtaking views of the pool, garden, and ocean.

The Reef Hotel Mombasa

Address: Mount Kenya Road, Mombasa, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 6,200 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5/5
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18. The Boma Hotel

Well-appointed rooms, an exquisite outdoor pool, a famous health-club, and a full-fledged spa are some of the few features of Boma Nairobi which the guests are treated to. Letting the guests relish a lip-smacking and a free buffet for breakfast, Boma is an upscale hotel that offers fine services to the guests at a feasible price.

The Boma Hotel Nairobi

Address: Bellevue, Off Mombasa Road, Red Cross Road, Nairobi 00200-60705, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 7100 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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17. Silver Springs Hotel

Much famed to be one of best hotels in Kenya that offers all the luxuries at a budgeted price, Silver Springs Hotel is a perfect choice for those who’re looking for cheaper options in the heart of Nairobi. Also serving as a great option for the business travelers, Silver Springs Hotel fits the bill for all kind of travelers.

Silver Springs Hotel Nairobi

Address: Valley Road, Nairobi City, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 7,242 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5/5
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16. Laico Regency Hotel

Set in the heart of the Nairobi City, Laico Regency is one of the best deluxe hotels that spans across 12 storeys and offers 188 well-appointed, fully-furnished, and elegant rooms. Equipped with all the modern facilities, experience the best of African hospitality during your stay at this hotel.

Laico Regency Hotel

Address: Uhuru Highway, Nairobi, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 6,650 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 3/5
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15. The Sands at Nomad Hotel

Striking a perfect balance between the refreshing gardens, the exotic turquoise beaches, and the crystal clear blue skies, the Sands at the Nomad Hotel serves as the ultimate beach paradise of all the properties listed on the list of hotels in Kenya. Spread across an area of about 26 acres of sheer white sand beaches and tropical forests, revive yourself at the coastals paradise of the Sands on your next visit to Kenya.

The Sands at Nomad Hotel

Address: Diani Beach Backpackers Paradise, Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 14,600 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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14. Fairview Hotel

Spread across a lush landscape of about two hectares, stay amidst the tranquil environs of well-manicured gardens that lets you soak the goodness of nature and fresh air only at the beautiful Fairview Hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Nairobi, Fairview Hotel can be easily reached as it is located just at a distance of three kilometers from the famous Nairobi National Museum.

Fairview Hotel Nairobi

Address: Bishop Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 13,380 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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13. Bahari Beach Hotel

Serving as a home away from home, Bahari Beach Hotel is all about the positive energy and good vibes. Offering a perfect combination of unique accommodation, variety of seafood restaurants, vibrant beach bars, and breathtaking views of the Mombasa beach, this stone-built hotel indeed serves as one of the best hotels in Kenya.

Bahari Beach Hotel Kenya

Address: Mt Kenya Road, Nyali Mombasa, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 9,300 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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12. Stanley Hotel

Set at a distance of just ten minutes from the centrally located Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Stanley Hotel is one of those hotels in Nairobi Kenya that let you relish the best of the city centre. From stylish interiors to relaxing spas, from a special Thai restaurant to a chic bar, enjoy the best of this age-old hotel which dates back to the 20th-century.

Stanley Hotel Nairobi

Address: Junction Of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 9,500 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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11. Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Can you imagine yourself amidst a green landscape spread across a land of about 100 acres? Well if the imagination feels so beautiful, live it in reality as Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club lets you rejuvenate your senses amidst all the peace and quiet at the core of Kenya, which happens to be in Nanyuki.

Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Address: Mount Kenya, Nanyuki, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 12,800 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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10. Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara

If at all there is a hotel in which luxury is manifested in its true form, it has to be the Olare Mara Kempinski. Reckoned to be the ultimate hotel of all the 5-star hotels in Kenya, Olare Mara Kempinski offers a luxurious experience which feels like it’s straight from the canvas of nature. Accommodating the guests in luxurious tents on wooden decks and letting them indulge in posh living areas, soak yourself in claw-foot tubs and plunge pools while you watch the sun go down and painting the sky red on one of the best laid-back vacations in the heart of Masai Mara.

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Address: Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 1,16,057 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 5/5
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9. House of Waine

Giving you a taste of the nature’s best along with an experience of what the modern Africa feels like, House of Waine is an ancient house turned hotel that is set away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by lush gardens across a landscape of about 25 acres, staying at House of Waine feels nothing less than a private tropical paradise.

House of Waine Nairobi

Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 35,166 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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8. Sasaab, Samburu

Nothing surpasses the charm of Sasaab, Samburu when it comes to offering the best of luxury combined with nature and wildlife. Located near the Samburu National Reserves, Sasaab is one of the top hotels in Kenya that is a perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon in Africa. Letting you interact with a variety of species from the lions to leopards, do not miss out on getting close to the Gerenuk antelope, the Grevy’s zebra, the Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, and the reticulated giraffe which are considered to be the special five species of Samburu.

Sasaab, Samburu

Address: Westgate, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 35,000 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 5/5
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7. Medina Palms

Located at a distance of about six kilometers from the famous Ruins of Gedi, Medina Palms offers one of the best accomodations for those who’re in search of nothing but luxury. Overlooking the pristine beaches along the shorelines of Watamu, Medina Palms offers the best hotels in Kenya that serves as a perfect choice for friends, families, and couples alike.

Medina Palms Watamu

Address: Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 22,698 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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6. Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel

Villa Rosa Kempinski happens to be one of the most charming hotels in Nairobi to explore some of the most hep and happening places to visit in Kenya. From the breathtaking vistas of the city’s skyline to 200 plush rooms across 10 storeys, the hotel offers nothing less than the best of the services to the guests.

Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel

Address: Chiromo Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 17,841 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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5. Nairobi Serena Hotel

Be it the style, luxury, or the modern amenities, Nairobi Serena Hotel tops the chart in terms of the best hotels in Kenya. Popularly referred to as an oasis of serenity and calm in the heart of Nairobi, the hotel boasts of a traditional pan-African theme which includes the classy interiors and intricate decor. Taking the guests beyond the hyped metropolitan culture of Kenya, explore a world which is class apart at the elegant haven of Nairobi Serena Hotel.

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Address: Processional Way, Nairobi City, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 17,730 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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4. Crowne Plaza Hotel

Set in the heart of the commercial district in the Upper Hill, Crowne Plaza is a much famed 4-star hotel that is an epitome of sophistication. Offering a great deal of luxury at comparably feasible prices than the other hotels in Kenya, Crowne Plaza offers a value-for-money experience in terms of budget, services, and the quality of accommodation.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Address: Kenya Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 16,368 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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3. Sankara Hotel

If sipping on your favorite drink, relaxing in the rooftop pool, and reviving your senses at a luxury spa are some of your ideas for a perfect vacation, then you must choose to stay at the famous Sankara Nairobi. Located at a distance of about two kilometers from the National Museums of Kenya, Sankara Nairobi would be an apt choice for those who want to taste a perfect blend of 5-star services and the best of African culture.

Sankara Hotel

Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 15,298 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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2. Tribe Hotel

Being colorful, traditional, and rustic in nature and decor, the Tribe Hotel is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Kenya to spend a relaxing holiday. Located in the famous and posh Gigiri district of Nairobi, Tribe Hotel is all about luxury, and sophistication that offers a perfect balance of modern amenities and the traditional hospitality of the ancient Africa. And if you’ve been looking for a place to cherish the true essence of Africa, look no further than Nairobi’s Tribe Hotel.

Tribe Hotel Nairobi

Address: Limuru Road | The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 14,962 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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1. Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

Reckoned to be a paradise in itself, the breathtaking Southern Sun Mayfair hotel happens to be one of the favorite hotels in Kenya as it not only offers luxurious stay options but also provides free access to the travelers to try their luck at a nearby casino. Being much more than just a hotel, a laid-back vacation in Kenya is done just right at this colonial hotel set amidst the lush landscapes of vast tropical gardens.

Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
Price/Night: Starts from INR 15,281 (double-sharing basis & tax excluded)
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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10 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations In Asia For Experiencing Romance Like Never Before!

Sitting amidst the sand, watching the clear sky, holding hand in hand, and admiring the blue waters as they come close by. If this sounds like a scene from your dream holiday, then it’s time to live it. These best beach honeymoon destinations in Asia make for the perfect set ups to kick-start your romantic story. Scroll through and explore them virtually before you pick one for your most-awaited trip!

1. Nika Island in Maldives

While Maldives boast of many island beaches, Nika Island is the place to be if you heart craves for privacy as much as it does for love. What makes this destination a class apart is the famous Nika Island Resort here, which offers a private beach with every villa. Now, isn’t that like a dream come true?

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Romantic Place To Stay: Nika Island Resort & Spa

Best Things To Do:

  • Indulge in snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Spend some time at your private beach
  • Rejuvenate yourselves with the Lotus Spa

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2. Langkawi in Malaysia

Gaining its fair share of popularity, Langkawi has now become a summer hotspot amongst honeymooners. If you’re looking for an island holiday with pristine beaches that offer the best of adventure with other romantic experiences, search no further.

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Romantic Places To Stay: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, The St. Regis Langkawi, and The Datai Langkawi

Best Things To Do:

  • Witness the gorgeous Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls with your partner
  • Savour the scenic views from the Langkawi Sky Bridge
  • Take a cable car ride

3. Bali in Indonesia

Of all the best beach honeymoon destinations in Asia, Bali is the most popular and preferred choice among couples, and it isn’t just for any reason. It’s a paradise for all types of lovers and lets one experience bliss in the lap of nature, and the arms of his or her lover.

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Romantic Places To Stay: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Banyan Tree Ungasan, and Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Best Things To Do:

  • Have a Cliffside dinner at Karma Kandara Resort
  • Sail on a luxury catamaran cruise till Nusa Penida
  • Take a helicopter tour of the island

4. Dubai in UAE

Luxury shopping, vibrant nightlife, serene beaches, and world-class hotels, Dubai has everything you can associate with class and romance. This modern day city would surely leave you two mesmerized and pampered!

couple in dubai

 

Romantic Places To Stay: Burj Al Arab, Park Hyatt Dubai, and Fairmont The Palm

Best Things To Do:

  • Go for a romantic dinner date on the Dhow Cruise
  • Enjoy the aerial view of the city on a seaplane tour
  • Take a walk on the beach

5. Goa in India

Goa is one of those cheap beach honeymoon destinations in Asia that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to luxury and comfort. The beaches, nightlife, and recreation options here would surely leave you both spoilt for choice!

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Romantic Places To Stay: Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, The Leela Kempinski Goa, and Santana Beach Resort

Best Things To Do:

  • Witness the beautiful Dudhsagar Waterfall
  • Visit Baga Beach and indulge in water sports
  • Go for cruising and dolphin spotting

6. Phuket in Thailand

Boasting the best beaches of Thailand, Phuket is the place to visit if you want your romantic life to hit off over a cozy conversation at one of the high-end seaside resorts in the city. Be it enjoying a leisure holiday or becoming a part of the happening nightlife in Patong, you can spend your time at your own pace here.

beach honeymoon in phuket

 

Romantic Places To Stay: The Pavillions Phuket, Cape Sienna Hotel and Villas, and Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Best Things To Do:

  • Go for beach hopping
  • Explore Phang Nga Bay on a canoe
  • Witness the magnificent bays from Karon Viewpoint

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7. Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India

There is no doubt that Andaman is one of the best beach honeymoon destinations in India. With gorgeous islands that offer a pulsating range of experiences, a holiday in Andaman is all you need for a perfect start of your new life!

honeymoon in andaman

Romantic Places To Stay: SeaShell Port Blair, Sinclairs Bayview, and Barefoot at Havelock

Best Things To Do:

  • Go for sea walking at North Bay Island
  • Have an oceanfront dinner date
  • Visit the twin islands at Diglipur

8. Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Situated in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long is one of the Asia honeymoon destinations you can consider visiting if you two have mutual love for adventure. The emerald waters, and the limestone caves & islands dotted with forests make this place ideal for a unique holiday experience!

adventure honeymoon in vietnam

 

Romantic Places To Stay: Vinpearl Ha Long Beach Resort, Starcity Halong Bay Hotel, and Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel

Best Things To Do:

  • Take a seaplane tour
  • Have dinner in the caves
  • Indulge in scuba diving, rock climbing, and hiking

9. Sentosa Island In Singapore

Singapore is amongst those best Asian honeymoon destinations, which need no introduction. The Sentosa Island here located away from the bustling city life lets you unwind in your own way. With so many recreational options available, a honeymoon in Singapore is absolutely a value for money.

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Romantic Places To Stay: Le Meridien, Capella Singapore, Ocean Suites, and ONE°15 Marina Club

Best Things To Do:

  • Enjoy a scenic trek on Fort Siloso Skywalk
  • Visit the Universal Studios Singapore
  • Take an afternoon to sunset tour in the cable car

10. Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte in Philippines

For those who seek a holiday away from the crowd, in their own comfort zone, Calaguas Island is the best place to be. Located remotely in Camarines Norte, this island has some of the best beaches to pamper you two, letting you celebrate your new life in your own way.

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Romantic Place To Stay: The Waling Waling Resort

Best Things To Do:

  • Relish the local Bicolano cuisine
  • Indulge in cliff diving and snorkeling
  • Admire the beautiful sunset on the beach

While all of these best beach honeymoon destinations in Asia have got their own charm, a perfect honeymoon is the one that’s planned just the way we desire. So, explore these customizable honeymoon packages for you both before you book your holiday!

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: A 230-Year-Old Warrior Fortress Turned Luxury Resort

The Alila Fort Bishangarh opened its door to the public just last year, and it’s already got the world talking. Located in the Manoharpur region of Rajasthan, 45 km from Jaipur, Alila Fort Bishangarh has more luxury packed into one estate than your average 5-star hotels. It’s already one of the top-rated locations in Manoharpur, and for good reason. We give you an exclusive look at the hotel right here.

Bishangarh Fort is a splendid heritage hotel which will provide as the perfect recreational retreat for you and your family. You can either sit in any of its five F&B outlets including Kachhawa Lounge that serves delicious chai, coffee, and cakes, or you can lounge at Madhuveni and chat with your friends with a Champagne and cigar in hand.

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When here, you can also check out the organic gardens that provide the fresh meals you’ll get to enjoy here, or relax at their exclusive spa. Other than these, Bishangarh Fort hotel situated at the foot of the mountain houses some incredible public spaces like a lavish pool, playing area for kids, and expansive lawns perfect for events like weddings.

Let’s look at the some basic information regarding the hotel to help you plan your stay better:
Location: Off NH-8 at Manoharpur, Bishangarh Village, Jaipur, Bishangarh, Rajasthan 303103
Prices Starting From: INR 17,681/-
Google Rating: 4.7 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
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Note: Alila Fort tariff is subject to change and depends on seasonality and peak time for tourism. Check the website for the latest Alila Fort Bishangarh rates.

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The hotel stands in the land of kings stretching around 300 miles from the northeast to the southwest in the Aravalli ranges in Rajasthan. Majority of these hill forts showcase the masterpieces of architecture, but Alila Fort stands above them all.

Complete with cannons and guns at the entrance, the Bishangarh Fort’s architecture was influenced both by the Mughals and the British. While transforming it into a luxury hotel, the makers made sure that the palace retains its Shahpura royal history reflected in the regal design of the hotel. The fortified seven foot thick walls with stark features once housed families of great distinction, and will now be open to showcase its rich history and grandeur to the world.

After an elaborate seven-year restoration, the Alila Bishangarh has managed to retain its original structure of towering turrets and arched windows.

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The Eiffel Tower Might Get Repainted In A Different Color This Year & We Can’t Stop Guessing!

From red to yellow and ochre to brown, the symbol of love in Paris has had some 19 paint jobs in the last 129 years, and now for its 20th painting this year, the Eiffel Tower might get repainted in a different color again as mentioned in Le Parisien.

If the color of the metal would remain the same or change to something vibrant is a decision that the Ministry of Culture and the City of Paris will take before October this year. Originally painted as red during its construction, the Eiffel Tower has showcased beautiful colors of love till date, and we are sure that just like us, even you cannot wait now for 2018 to end soon.

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According to Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer and architect, the original red color of the tower made it easier to protect it from the rust. But since then, it has only been painted in various shades till date.

A specialist from the ministry also told Le Parisien that, “We will rediscover and revive these old colors, like we do when we restore an old painting. This will give some food for thought as to whether or not to add nuances to the current hue.”

While the painting of the Eiffel Tower will begin in October this year, it will likely last till the next three years as it is a part of a longer project. As per The Local, some 60 tons of paint will be required to the cover the whole tower irrespective of the color that the ministry will choose. Post this, the Iron Lady of Paris will also undergo a $369-million renovation over the next 15 years, which will include an installation of a bulletproof glass wall around it.

Does that mean tourists would not be allowed to visit it once the work gets started? Well, there has been no update on that as of now, but we will keep you posted.