People travel to the various parts of the world for various reasons. Some do it for work, while others travel to explore the various cultures of the world or experience the varied natural surroundings of different places across the globe. While planning a vacation one can either go to his favorite relaxation getaway or can try to explore new places. In case you’re planning your annual holiday this year and are still confused where to go,here’s our list of the top 5 places you can visit in 2016.
The capital of Scotland, Glasgow is one of the most amazing tourist destinations in the world. The region that is now covered by the city has been known for the earliest of human settlements at the banks of the River Clyde. The region came under the Kingdom of Strathclyde in the 5th century and later developed in the Kingdom of Scotland. The region became the forefront of the industrial revolution and became an important trading port. The city is characteristic of its country side towns, with a highly urban district. The city features several Museums, galleries, Churches, Parks and Mansions which attract several tourists each year.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Matera is located in Basilicata, Italy. The city was inhabited since the Paleolithic age and was founded as a city by the Romans around the 3rd Century BC. The town is one of the most amazing and enchanting tourist destinations in Italy with its archeological sites and picturesque towns with cafés libraries and luxury hotels and inns. The Sassi di Matera is an archeological site located in the old town which exhibits houses of the prehistoric cave dwellers. The Old city is one of the most relaxing and tourist friendly places you will ever visit. It is always advisable to take the help of a reputed tour guide to know more about this historic city.
The Fourth most populous city in mainland China, Chengdu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Cheng Du was established in 311 BC and was located at the heart of the Shu kingdom. The culture that the city has accumulated from its glorious past in the kingdom of China and is exemplary of several monuments and marvelous works of architecture and arts. The city is best visited between October and December when the weather is the most pleasant. The tea houses, museums, Opera houses, Temples and zoos make Chengdu an unforgettable tourist experience.
Lisbon is the Capital of Portugal and is also the largest city. Lisbon is located along the Atlantic shore line on the banks of the River Tagus. The region was inhabited by the Celtic settlers during the Neolithic period. The city came under the Greeks, Romans, Samaritans, Vandals and the Berbers from the Middle East. Portugal came under the Spanish rule in the 16th century and flourished. The city is built on a series of 7 hillocks and is known for its architecture, lifestyle, natural attractions and cuisine.
- Jammu and Kashmir
Located in India, the State of Jammu and Kashmir is located on the foot hills of the might Himalayan Mountain Range in India. It is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world and is often described as the Switzerland of India or Paradise on Earth. The titles are a result of the pristine lakes, rivers, peaks and flowery meadows with one of the most pleasant of climates that the places in the Indian state contain. The State is divided in 3 zones namely, Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. The region has been a home to human civilization since the Neolithic settlements in 3000 BC and has accumulated a deep and diverse culture one can only hope to find in India. The culture and the natural and manmade attractions in Kashmir make the place a definitive visit this year.
The abovementioned places are few of the most pristine and popular tourist destinations that will never let you down. From the lakes of Scotland to the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, these places will definitely refresh your senses and will give you tons of new experiences to reminisce. You can also visit Adventureworld.com.au to plan your tours all across the globe.