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Asian places you must include in your trip manual

Updated on July 11, 2016


India showcased itself as a soul-stirring journey with a reflection of traditions, culture and vibrant geographies from its snowy earthwork, ebullient coasts and supernatural ravines holding spirituality and collection of cultural shades defining the refreshing beauty. But choose your spot wisely because India is the seventh largest country in the world, so unless you're planning a remarkable six month stopover, you have to plan which of the 29 states you want to visit.

Well there are a lot of options, you can enjoy the white sands of Goa in southern India or explore western India to Rajasthan for a vibrant view in the state capital, the Pink City, Jaipur and the best of all the most famous tomb in the world, the Taj Mahal, in Agra, northern India - just don't select it for Friday, it's closed. And about Delhi, there lies India's best street food, particularly in the narrow streets around Connaught Place in the center of town. But be careful while picking your stall - make sure they look clean and busy which usually means the food is fresh.

But don’t get fooled with the word ‘cheap’, India is an expensive country with Mumb's designer shops and a stay in some of the international hotels will cost you a lot of bucks, but apart from these luxuries cost of living is on a lower side. Even you can travel first class on the trains and take taxis everywhere, which makes it possible to live on just $20 a day.

Sri Lanka

Being a neighbor of India you will found that its culture is famed in Indian mythology, the region today is very different and has a rich cultural heritage. Plus, it has a lot of beaches, natural flora and fauna. The food you are going to offered is just like Indians as the Sri Lankans love their spices too and you can get a whole lot of variety like much famous fish curry.

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes with plenty of untouched natural beauty. You can enjoy the untouched biodiversity while trekking in the jungle, fine sands, cloud-wrapped mountains, waterfalls, tea plantations and palm trees wafting in the breeze and staying in hotels on the beach for a trivial sum, This is an island of magical segments, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon.

Sri Lanka has adopted the Buddhist culture with 70% of Sri Lankans is being Buddhist you will find the temples, monasteries and stupa are marked throughout the countryside. There are only few places in the world which can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Sri Lanka is the picture perfect paradise and if you love elephants, this is the place to go.


Bhutan relatively known as the land of Buddhism, definitely a must-visit for someone who love culture and likes to explore religious and historical places, you’ll fall in love with the place. Bhutan is nurtured in nature’s own lap with Monasteries on hills and unending views of the mountains. The other best thing about the country is that you are going to receive a healthy welcome because the locals are warm and friendly.

Bhutan is the happiest country in the world and is best known to the world today as the last Shangrila. Being a quickly emerging as an adventure sport destination it offers a host of adventure sports. The few visitors who make their seldom journey into this sensational kingdom will discover that there is no other destination like this land of pure and spiritual apprehension. In this country known as Druk Yul, or the ‘Land of the Peaceful Dragon’, the fortunate visitor will find a rare combination of harmony in the middle of incredible natural beauty.


Dubai is a tourist famous city in United Arab Emirates situated on the south-east coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and one of the most popular destinations in the Persian Gulf region. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a luxurious destination. The city of Dubai is known all over the world for its magnificent skyscrapers and technology such as the Burj Khalifa and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes.

Dubai is the business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. You will witness an abounding array of building and various structures architectural styles which display a great variety of enthusiasm. Varieties of modern Islamic architectural versions and varied interpretations of abstract design can be spotted in the city's constructions.

Dubai tourism is much considered for its beachfront of scintillating charm with 12 hours of sunshine and the beaches here are also famous for a big range of water activities like paragliding, scuba diving, jet skiing, fishing and snorkeling.

But For many travelers, Dubai is just shopping hub. The land is comprehensive of various large shopping spots where you can get almost everything. Make an appearance at Global Village Dubai which is popular for Dubai Shopping Festival. Apart from shopping, you can witness its impressive art galleries which make it a land of wonderful art.


Thailand is a destination publicized by Bollywood songs and natural beauty that radiates a unique charm, which demands tourist’s attention, holidaymakers, honeymooners, and adventure admirers from all over the world to experience this fantastic destination at a great price. It is also a shopping destination and a great place to visit with friends too.

Thailand is a marvelous destination and one of the best options for an international trip featuring cerulean beaches, lovely islands, diverse wildlife, great culture, flickering Buddhist temples, and delightful cuisines. The people of Thailand welcome tourists devotedly and are happy to share what their country has to offer that is why it is prefigured as “Land of Smiles”.

Thailand is a country with remarkable divergence and a blissful escape for those who wish to get away from everyday boredom. Thailand Tourism brings forward travel connoisseurs a chance to experience the widely known Thai hospitality, which makes Thailand one of the most visited destinations in Southeast Asia. Once you visit this marvelous destination, you will never feel like leaving.


The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world having 13,466 large and small tropical islands edged with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Imposed on the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, because of her location, and geology, Indonesia is blessed with the most distinctive topography, from fertile rice lands on Java and Bali to the superabundant rainforests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands to snow-capped peaks of West Papua. Also, the region has a lot of flora and fauna and the crystal clear waters of the Indonesian beaches will fascinate you.

Indonesia fascinates with her rich cultural diversity of ancient temples and even in music and dance, dances, changing from island to island ranging from the traditional to modern form. Her wildlife ranges from the Sulawesi midget buffalos, Anoa and the Java rhino, to the giant Komodo lizard and the Orangutan and birds with elegant plumage like the cockatoo and the bird of paradise. Here also resides the world’s largest flower Rafflesia, wild orchids, an amazing variety of spices, and sweet-smelling hardwood and a large variety of fruit trees. But Indonesia still has many unexplored islands with grand mountain views, green rainforests to trek through, rolling waves to surf and deep blue pristine seas to dive in where one can swim with dugongs and dolphins

Indonesia for the purpose of food and accommodation have many luxurious and unique hotels which are regularly been listed as some of the best in the world, located on white sandy beaches, overlooking green river valleys, or situated in the heart of busy capital Jakarta with mouth-watering cuisine enriched with spices. Indonesia also offers a paradise for shoppers offering both the local goods and the top brands. And at the end of tedious day, Indonesian Spas are for perfect relaxation to reenergize both body and mind. Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Padang, Bandung, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Makassar are connected by direct international flights, and many regular and low cost carriers fly passengers to Indonesia’s towns or remote locations. Apart from this the visitor feels welcomed everywhere with that warm, gracious innate friendliness of the Indonesian people that is not easily forgotten.


Malaysia is a structural autocracy having 13 states and has 3 federal territories and one of the beautiful countries located in the Southeast region of Asia. Being one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia, Malaysia is simply a visitor's dock. Malaysia is the centre of different religions and races where Malays, Indian, Chinese and lot of other ethnic groups live together in complete peace and harmony due to which Malaysia become home to hundreds of colourful and Malaysians love to celebrate and socialize because of their friendly nature.

From nature’s perspective Malaysia is God’s gift to beach lovers with stunning landscape and the beach activities well not just beaches, Malaysia also has a whole lot of monuments and some must see destinations which are best to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, photography and picturesque sun setting. Malaysia is really famous for an exotic nightlife with its whopping line of nightclubs and bars which are usually stay open from Wednesday to Sunday, until 0500 or 0600 hours.

Also, a world-class destination for shoppers, Malaysia has plenty of shopping spots including malls, unique local stores and street liners. Apart from shopping destination, Malay food is generally spicy. Dishes are not always necessarily chilli-hot, but there will always be a chilli-based sambal on hand. Traditional Southeast Asian herbs and spices meet Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese spices in Malaysian food, leading to fragrant combinations of spices on Malay food stalls thrown in for good measure; travelers will never go hungry here.


Singapore can be said as an arena for the high class society, and it's true because the small city-state does have a certain gleam of wealth to show. Though generally offered as a package deal with Malaysia, Singapore is great to explore even by itself and will leave you stunned with its beauty. Starting from Sentosa Island to night safaris and the city beauty, Singapore has it all. It is one of the most beautiful countries and has a lot of unique flora and fauna.

In Singapore commuting is not a problem because it has an excellent public transportation system that makes getting around convenient and easy. But for that you have to get a sense of the metro map, after that you'll have no problem in moving from one part of town to the next. You also don’t have to face any language barrier because English is spoken everywhere and signs are in English as well. In fact, Singapore is one of the easiest and most comfortable countries to navigate in Southeast Asia.

Singapore is also a luxury stop as it offers high-end shopping malls, lavish hotels, and fine dining but it’s not all. There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, from under-water parks to amazingly spacious botanical gardens, the region has many more family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic city valuable. If being done in the right way the journey is also in your budget and will leave you with a lifetime of memories.


Vietnam despite its rise in popularity in the last few years is still unspoiled and undeveloped, this region have some of the best to offer in terms of natural beauty. It is the perfect place for hitch-hikers or lovers of solo trips. The country is rich in culture and there’s a whole lot of sightseeing. Maybe not a stop for shopaholics, but the region is a must-visit for those who absolutely love nature and look out for reasons to explore her blessings.

Due to its long history under the influence of China, as well as several periods of Chinese occupations, Vietnamese culture is heavily guided by that of Southern China. Nevertheless, Vietnamese culture remains distinct from Chinese culture as it has also absorbed cultural elements from neighboring Hindu civilizations. Buddhism is the single largest religion in Vietnam, with over 85% of Vietnamese people identifying themselves as Buddhist

Visiting Vietnam during the largest holiday of the nation known as Tết, celebration of the New Year during which streets are decorated with lights and public festivities are organized which attract many thousands of residents, you can observe the preparations and enjoy the public festivities; pagodas are especially active; no admission is charged to those museums and historical sites that stay open. The city is somewhat overrun with tourists but the flower farms, local tofu factories, cashew nut plantations, and of course the iconic rice terraces are worth stopping by to take a look, before speeding on along the coast southwards.


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