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8 Most Unique Travel Destinations For 2020

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller

 

Looking for a unique vacation destination? If the idea of going to see the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben does not appeal to you, then maybe a trip to one of the 10 most unique tourist destinations might. There are many places to visit that are off the beaten path and offer exciting and exotic experiences. Here are some of the best and unique travel destinations for 2020.

1. South Pole, Antarctica

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Antarctica definitely isn’t a destination for everyone’s bucket list, but it should be on the bucket list for every person who loves to travel and have an adventure. One thing that is incredible about this unique travel destination is the wildlife. Penguins are going to sneak up on you. Leopard seals will circle your boat. Lazy seals will watch your ship go by hardly caring. Even whales will put on a show as you quietly wait for them to surface. If you are imagining such a wonderful place and company to be with, Wait no longer and head up to Antarctica right now.

2. Rara Lake, Nepal 

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Nepal is an amazing destination with many popular trekking destinations, such as Everest Base Camp or various treks in Annapurna. If you’re looking for a real adventure, solitude, and a totally unique experience, then Rara Lake in Nepal is the best place for you. The adventure isn’t necessarily the place itself, but the journey to get there and back. Rara Lake isn’t touched by commercial tourism yet, and the Nepali tourists that do show up usually don’t trek to Rara Lake, but go with a bus or jeep all the way up the mountain. Head up to spend some of the best days of your lives.

3. Sichuan Statue, China

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Located in Sichuan, China is the Leshan Giant Buddha. Carved into the mountainside, this Buddha measures 233 feet tall. The Giant Buddha was carved in the 8th Century and is one of the largest known Buddha images in the world. While in Sichuan, be sure to stay at the Panda Inn featuring the panda image everywhere including on the walls and the furniture. For added fun, the staff dresses as pandas. This is definitely one of the best places to visit on the Asian continent. So put this on top of your travel bucket list for 2020.

4. Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Pancake Rocks sits on the western edge of Paparoa National Park. Layers of limestone and sandstone gathered on the ocean floor. The sandstone was softer than the limestone, and it began to erode. As this process occurred, rock outcroppings that resembled stacks of pancakes began to form. Of course, this did not happen overnight; the process began 30 million years ago. So what are you waiting for? Head up to New Zealand for some fun and adventure-filled holidays.

5. Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

Dean’s Blue Hole near Clarence Town on Long Island in Bahamas is the world’s deepest known “blue hole”. It is a term given to any deep, water filled, vertical caves or sinkholes with an entrance below the water surface. While most blue holes and sinkholes reach a maximum depth of 110 meters, Dean’s Blue Hole plunges to more than 200 meters, which makes it quite exceptional. Blue holes contain fresh water, seawater, or a mixture of both water types that extend below sea level. The name blue hole comes from bright blue color that can be seen from above the hole.

6. Cancun Underwater Museum, Cancun

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In the ocean, just off the coast of Cancun sits the Cancun Underwater Museum. Composed of over 500 life-sized sculptures, this offers an incredible view of the ocean. The museum features more than 400 life-size sculptures. The underwater sculptures were made from materials to promote the growth of coral. On the seafloor, the sculpture of a man sits on his couch watching television, while schools of fish swim by. Overall this is truly one of the best travel destinations.

7. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

Ever wanted to dine with the fish? On the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, there is a Hilton Resort that offers lunch and dinner at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. The restaurant is located 16 feet below sea level. The sides and roof are made of clear glass, allowing guests to be surrounded by sea life as they eat. Be sure to make a reservation, because the restaurant only seats 12. Just think of how perfect it would be to go on a romantic dinner with your partner here. Wait no more! Head up to this amazing restaurant.

8. Alberobello, Italy

In 1996, the trulli of Alberobello became a UNESCO World Heritage site. This small town in Italy began in the 14th Century when the Count of Conversano colonized it. Here the homes are trulli. Trulli is dwellings made from limestone and appear cone-shaped. When the homes were first built, they were made from interlocking rocks that lacked mortar. Since there was no mortar, they could be moved easily. So this sums up the best travel destinations for 2020.

Hope you found our travel destinations unique and interesting. For some more information on travelling see our Top 8 Travel Resolutions You Should Make

 

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Royal Rides by Indian Railways!

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India is fast moving on the path of development. Not just the private sector but also the government owned entities are progressing. One such entity is the Indian Railways. Check out the Royal Rides by Indian Railways which promises a wonderful experience for all.

 

Anyone who has traveled with Indian Railways will surely vouch for one fact. Trains travels give you the exposure to being around real Indians. The thing with Railways is that, the more the stops, more diversity in Indian lifestyle you get to witness. Therefore, even though train travels are not always very pleasant they show you different colors of life.

Just so that the travelers get to experience more fun on their journey, Royal Rides by Indian Railways have been designed. These trains cover different routes in India. Each train is unique in its own way and has a different experience in store. In this post, take a look at the Royal Rides by Indian Railways.

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The Desert Queen

The Desert Queen is one of the best Royal Rides by Indian Railways. It runs between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. In spite of being priced more than the normal rides of Indian Railways, the train does not fail to attract lovers of luxury.

 

The Desert Queen offers a desert safari of the blue city of India, Jaisalmer. The train will take you through the famous destinations while being surrounded by the golden time round the clock.

The Maharaja Express

The Maharaja Express runs on the route of Mumbai to Delhi. The train is quite expensive but the experience is unmatched. The train comes with facilities like Large dining bar, LCD TV’s, direct dial phones, internet, lounge, temperature control facilities, suite bathroom. In addition to this the train has large windows perfect for sight seeing.

The Himalayan Queen

The Himalayan Queen is a little different from the above two trains. It is a rather rare experience. To ride the Himalayan Express one has to travel the route of Kalka to Shimla. The train is a toy train the passes through the beauty of nature. On your way you will pass through flowing rivulets, colorful meadows and jungles. The ride is sure to fascinate each and every one in some way or other.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

This one is another of trains on the Himalayan side. This train runs between the Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling tracks. The train will take you through the famous tea hills of Darjeeling. The scene is straight out of some Bollywood movie.

Mandovi Express

This train runs on the Mumbai- Madgaon route. A ride by this train will tak eyou through the beautiful Sahyadri Hills. In addition to this, you can witness the Arabain Sea on the other side of Sahyadri.  The whole area is blessed by nature. There are plenty of rice fields and coconut tress that one will come across this region. Inspite of all this, the area is not yet very popular. So, one can also expect a calm tour on this route.

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Island Express

The train runs between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum. It is advisable that when on this train do not even think of your books or phones. This is because the beautiful view around is sure to have you captivated. The whole journey is of two hours.

The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot runs on the Bengaluru Goa route. It wouldn’t be wrong to call this train the pride of Karnataka. This train is named after the famous stone chariot of Hampi. It has a total of 19 coaches. It has all the amenities that one could possibly need ranging from spa, gym, conference room, bar and many restaurants.

The Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels is the famous Rajasthan tour train. The train is quite popular than the other trains on this list. The train has set high standards when one comes to talk about the of Royal Rides by Indian Railways.

Indian Railways has a common ticketing portal for all trains under them. To book your tickets visit here.

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Funiculars: Strange Water-Powered Mountain Transport

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Funiculars use gravity to get up and down steep slopes.

Want to travel steep on mountains? Funiculars are a different type of transport which used to function in 1800s but you can still find some water based funicular in different cities.

Funiculars function in a system of two counterbalanced cars attached at the end of a long cable that goes from one car, up the slope, around a pulley, and back down to another car. This means that as one car goes up the slope, the other one must go down. Originally the funiculars were functioned on water but now there has been electric-motor generated funiculars.


Buda Hill Funicular – Hungary

Buda Hill Funicular is a pleasant and a fairly cheap way to save your legs a hike when you want to get up to the Buda Castle Hill from the river level on Adam Clarke square. Enjoy the ride on a historical cable car! It runs every 10 minutes up and down the Castle Hill from early morning till late at night

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Penang Hill Railway – Malaysia

Penang Hill Railway has the steepest tunnel track in the world. It is a fun activity to try when visiting Penang. It situated at Ayer Itam, just outside of George Town, that ascends Penang Hill (6-8 minutes). There is quite a bit to do/see atop the hill.

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Old Quebec Funicular – Canada

This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway. The ride cost is 3.00$CAN/person. It is a fun ride with great views of city below.

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Hong Kong Peak Tram – Hong Kong

The venerable Peak Tram is, as most people agree, the only way to truly experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. Tens of millions of people from every corner of the globe have taken the ride, which affords a uniquely spectacular perspective of the city.

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Monongahela Incline – Pittsburgh

A popular tourist attraction that also serves thousands of daily commuters. The upper station serves the city’s Mt. Washington neighborhood and the lower station serves Station Square and its numerous attractions. It costs $2.50 for one way.

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Best Underwater Hotel Rooms To Stay At!

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It’s 2020 and underwater hotel rooms are for sure not a thing we should be fascinated by. Many hotels and restaurants around the world offer underwater rooms. Now isn’t that an experience in itself? Over the past few years, top tourist destinations around the world have been building up their underwater offerings, giving travelers and locals alike new chances to experience sea life. Also this experience of the ocean floor is very different ways than the typical scuba diving and snorkeling. Hence, it’s definitely an experience.

So, here’s where you can experience your underwater living!

 1. Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

The underwater hotel rooms at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm provide an opulent environment for visitors to revel in the resort’s 3-million-gallon aquarium. Guests can choose between two underwater suites, the Poseidon or Neptune. This is a three-story space with only floor-to-ceiling windows separating them and the stingray-filled Ambassador Lagoon. The aquarium is home to more than 65,000 sea creatures. Price per night is 4000-8000 USD.

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 2. Jules’ Undersea Lodge — Key Largo, Florida

Jules’ Undersea Lodge is the self-professed first and only underwater resort where your room is only accessible via scuba diving. The staff stays on duty 24 hours to ensure safety and high-quality experiences, and guests have the option to book a private chef to swim down and prepare a meal for them underwater. Price per night is 800 USD.

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3. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The Muraka villa, part of Hilton’s Conrad Hotels Maldives Rangali Island resort, is a bi-level residence. Thus it has rooms both above and below the surface of the Indian Ocean. The underwater portion features a luxurious bedroom, bathroom. It also has a living area with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of sea life. Price per night is 2200 USD.

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4. The Manta Resort — Tanzania

Next up, a 250-meter boat ride from shore, this three-level room is situated in a marine conservation area off Pemba Island. It is a part of the Zanzibar Archipelago in Tanzania. It has a two floor deck outdoor deck and the most stunning views. Price per night is 2000 USD.

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5. Resorts World Sentosa Ocean Suites — Singapore

Lastly, the 11 underwater suites at this luxury hotel in Singapore are tucked beside the SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove Water park and feature two stories — one above and one below water. Hence it offers guests the best of both land and sea.

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So, take your pick and plan your stay soon! For more travel related articles check out https://littleletterslinked.com/category/travel/

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