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Top 8 LGBT-Friendly Holiday Destinations In The World!

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The world has been extremely cruel to people with queer identities. However, there are nations that embrace such humans and support LGBT rights. People in love have often found it hard to convince the world around them, making them understand their love. Meanwhile, there are nations that have always celebrated love for the sake of love, and not discriminating it from “defined notions” of the same.

There are some exotic places on the face of the earth that’ll add to the wonder of your trip with your partner, whoever, they may be. Let’s thus get into naming these amazing places on the face of the earth that’ll be super-fun to be in!

1. The Canary islands

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The Canary Islands are much known European destinations for the LGBT community. The place is a perfect escape for the people in love with the beaches, the scorching sun and an aesthetic landscape.

The islands across the Spanish archipelago are extremely liberal to sexuality, which means that you’ll be able to enjoy the LGBT beaches, bars and nightclubs without someone to interrupt you! Moreover, the annual Maspalomas Gay Pride event in Gran Canaria, attracts up to 100,000 attendees, includes a mammoth 10-day celebration that consists of LGBT parades, pool parties and organised boat trips.

2. Berlin

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Well, Berlin is the dynamic Gay Capital of Germany and is known for its rich cultural history. The partying atmosphere is way too happening. The bars, clubs and carnivals rather get you hooked in!

Berlin Pride, known as “Christopher Street Day”, is one of the biggest events on Berlin’s LGBT calendar and sees thousands march proudly through this great European city.

3. Zurich

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Zurich is one of Switzerland’s largest city. Moreover, it offers visitors a colorful sight of LGBT-friendly bars and nightclubs, further complimented by the snow-capped Alps in the backdrop. The “Zurich Pride Festival”, which takes place between June 15 to 17 this year, is a multi-day event that brings people from all nooks and corners, into the very heart of Zurich every year. Festival highlights include grand parades, concerts and pro-LGBT rights demonstrations.

4. Sitges

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In Spain’s Catalonia region, to the southwest of Barcelona, lies the coastal town of Sitges. Your go-to events in Sitges include the annual “Gay Pride Sitges” which includes a customised enticing, little village with places to eat, drink and party, right in front of the setting and the rising sun.

5. Israel

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Israel is the only tolerant places in the Middle-East that are notoriously gay-friendly. Tel Aviv is the country’s second city, famous for the queer nightlife, and also for the fact that it hosts a grand Pride Celebration, that too, funded by the Government. Same-sex people can be seen doing all the normal things, enjoying the aesthetics, the beaches, and parties.

6. Sydney

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Sydney has its own queer, cultural history that keeps reiterating itself. Newton, the city’s primary area for queer women, is a true revelation. Moreover, The Mclver’s Ladies Bath are the only women-baths remaining in Australia, and a big hit with the Sapphic set. However, the main hub for LGBTQ+ activity is seen around Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, but shopping, bars, and venues for queer interests are found across in the inclusive city!

7. Brighton

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It’s the “hippy” city in the UK that welcomes each and everyone falling under the rainbow flag. The nightlife is super duper fun, along with the Pride festivities. Even Britney Spears seems to have made her appearance in the festivities, in one of the August parties.

8. Lesbos

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Women seem to have migrated in this ancient city, and have rather served for the name, “Lesbos coming from Lesbian”. The annual Eressos International Women’s Festival is a two-week celebration embracing women in love with other women.

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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.

Royal Rides by Indian Railways

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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