Walking into the city, you can still see the colonial remains there. Galle is a city that was occupied first by the Dutch, then the Portuguese and finally by the British. The 36-hectare Fort is the best example of Dutch influence as far back as 1663. Starting from Fort, you can walk among other old walls and streets. All these colonial remains have earned Galle the prestigious status of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you are looking for tropical white sand beaches fused with fine art and streets marked with colonial history, you do not have to go anywhere else. It fulfils almost everything you will look for in a romantic destination. If you are looking for an ideal hotel, Galle has plenty of them which maintain good standards. A majority of the colonial buildings has now been converted into swanky restaurants and hotels. Closenberg Hotel is one such hotel among several others.

Galle is undoubtedly an essential place to visit when you are in the southern hemisphere of Sri Lanka. As for tourist attractions, the area is teeming with whatever you name from architecture down to nature. As you walk in the city, you will see how it stands a cut above the rest. That is much owing to the heavy colonial occupation. Thanks to that colonial inspiration, the city has a classic outlook. And the best thing about this area is that you can reach here within a few hours. If you are in Colombo, get to the expressway that leads to Matara. From Colombo, the Galle-bound expressway journey takes only an hour. This expressway journey is possible even if you use public transport.

To this day, you can see a large number of foreigners – outnumbering the locals at times, probably. For most foreigners, Galle has become their home. In fact, one-third of the houses is said to be occupied by foreigners. Today, you will see art flourishing in the city with the participation of both foreigners and locals alike. Whether it is creative writing, photography or designing, you can see kind of a revival here. The renowned Galle Literary Festival had been held here for a number of years.

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The land down under is no stranger to travellers around the world. All year around Australia welcomes countless tourists from around the world. Among the famous cities in Australia Brisbane is a popular destination for holidaymakers. One of the highlights of the city is the Scarborough Marina. During your trip to Brisbane, this is one of the places not to be missed. A majority of tourists stay in Redcliffe which is the main town close to Scarborough and visit the Marina. You can find many a Redcliffe hotel spread throughout this area that makes travelling to and fro easy. Consider a stay at Oaks Mon Komo that’s not only minutes away from the Scarborough Marina but also within easy distance to Moreton Bay.

The Scarborough Marina is a friendly modern Marina welcoming guests all year around. The Marina is located on the Scarborough Harbour. The Marina provides an ideal setting for an unforgettable boating experience. The fully equipped boatyard in the Marina is capable of handling a wide range of boating services. The 235 berth Marina gives easy access to Morton Bay waters. One of the key features of the Marina is that it provides competitive rates on berth rentals, hardstand as well as long-term storage facilities. The boat yard includes some of the state-of-the-art facilities such as a 35-tonne marine travel lift as well as various other forklift facilities. There are cradle facilities available for yachts in the long term. With all these facilities and its easy access to some of the most picturesque waters of Queensland, the marina is your gateway to the world apart.

Excellent place to start off your family voyage. Bring your own boat or look out for rentals around the area. The boating experience at Scarborough could be truly magical and memorable for you and your family.

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This tropical paradise is the essence of romance. The golden beaches, sunny skies, turquoise seas and warm breezes rustling through tall palms create the perfect setting for weddings in Maldives. The island resorts extend out over the water offering sweeping ocean views and the privacy of your own luxury villa. Whether you are planning your destination wedding or on your honeymoon, the intimate ambience of an over water bungalow at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, is hard to beat.

There is plenty to do whether you are a thrill seeking couple or the relax by the water and get pampered types. A large number of Maldivian hotels, each on their own private island, cater to newlyweds and honeymooners. Attractive honeymoon packages offer you the chance to create special moments and lifelong memories.

The Maldives experiences its best weather, with clear skies and plenty of sun, from December to April. There is a host of water sports for those who appreciate the ocean: from glass bottom boat rides to swimming with sharks or diving with manta rays. For culture and shopping, head to the capital, Male, and visit the National Museum that is located in Sultan Park, which where the Royal Palace once stood. Pick up some souvenirs on Majeedhee Magu or stop by the famous fish market. Escape to a desert island to enjoy some solitude and a picnic with your partner. Dial back the pace and explore the Maldives’ spa and wellness culture with a relaxing couple’s massage or yoga class. End each day with a stroll along the beach as the sun sets, followed by a dinner under the stars by candlelight. Symbolic wedding ceremonies can also be conducted in the Maldives and you will receive a symbolic wedding certificate from the Ministry of Tourism.

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A fairytale wedding, complete with horse-driven carriages and glass slippers is simply overrated. Today, the perfect wedding would be held on the resplendent beaches of Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and has grown in popularity among locals and foreigners alike. The aura of the island is “sickly-sweet”, much like love! It is the best place to be eternally bound to the love of your life. There are many Phuket wedding venues with countless amounts of wedding and honeymoon packages. However, the packages offered at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort are well worth considering. What better way to begin a fresh chapter in your life than to be married on an island!

There are many, many beaches in Phuket, each with their unique characteristics. Some are ‘far from the madding crowd’ while others are set amidst noisy activities. Thus, you can choose the backdrop for your special day. The relaxing and fun nature of a beach wedding should be the most alluring feature of tying the knot in Phuket.

Make your wedding vows on the cottony sand. You can meet a celebrant of your choice and have a private, less expensive ceremony or even discuss your budget with a wedding planner affiliated with a hotel of your preference. A wedding in Phuket could be superbly extravagant or charmingly simple. It is the perfect location to customize your wedding.

A lifetime of love buds during the honeymoon. Phuket is undoubtedly the best place to romance endlessly. As the island if full of distractions, the couple can choose from a wide variety of activities. You can enjoy the night life or plunge beneath the waves and explore the life underwater while also rediscovering each other.

You would feel that you were destined to be together when you get hitched in Phuket.

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Gazing upon life underwater would not suffice in modern times. It is important to take the plunge, and be a part of an otherworldly experience. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo caters to the needs of all types of adventurers, those who are innate daredevils or those who prefer to experience thrills from a safe distance. The aquarium and zoo are located within the Dubai Mall, the world’s second largest shopping mall. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is an ideally located Palm Jumeirah hotel and is a convenient base from which to explore Dubai and its aquarium and underwater zoo.

The 48 metre aquarium tunnel, the Rocky Shore Living Ocean Environments and UAE Night Creature are visually stunning. When exploring these spaces, you would experience many jaw-dropping moments. Get educated on oceanic beings and night creatures unique to this region of the world. Education is redefined at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

Dare to swim with sharks? This site gives you the opportunity to do so even if you are not an experienced diver or swimmer. The Shark Walker experience is for those who don’t want to even get their hair wet. Locked up in a cage, yet free to roam, you could meet the widely-feared Sand Tiger Sharks. If you prefer a bit more excitement enrol for shark dives and feel the chills as the sharks indicate that intrusions won’t be tolerated!

You also need not ponder ways to capture the memories you make at the underwater zoo. As go pro cameras are widely available, your memories are sure to last a lifetime. You can also train to be a scuba diver in a few days. Your children who are over the age of ten can also enrol if they are keen or even aim to be marine biologists in the future. It is a great place to start!

Undoubtedly, a visit to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is not to be missed.

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The world is at your fingertips thanks to today’s cheap flights. Delhi, India’s Capital Territory is home to Indira Gandhi International Airport. With over three and half million passengers passing through its doors it is the busiest airport in the country. It also handles domestic flights linking Delhi with the rest of the country. Foreign travellers who are interested in visiting the Taj Mahal, for example, may consider using the online booking site, findmyfare, to fly into Delhi and then onwards to Agra.

The name Taj Mahal means ‘Crown Palace’. It is the largest mausoleum in the world. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous buildings of the present day. It stands in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh, on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a sweeping Mughal garden of close to seventeen hectares.

The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal as a symbol of his eternal love for his favourite wife, the Persian princess, Arjumand Banu Begum. Her title Mumtaz Mahal meant ‘Jewel of the Palace’. She died in 1631, due to complications experienced during the birth of her fourteenth child. Work on the immense project began in 1632. The giant structure of ivory-white marble contains a mosque, a guest house and the main gateway. The surrounding rectangular courtyard and its cloisters were added a few years later and construction came to an end in 1653. Ustad-Ahmad Lahori is credited with the design of the Taj Mahal. An army that consisted of masons, stone-cutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome builders and other craftsman was enlisted for the architectural feat. The workforce was made up of twenty two thousand labourers hailing from India, Central Asia and Iran, as well as one thousand elephants.

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Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is one of South Asia’s most fascinating and popular destinations. Boasting a rich 2600 year heritage and a vibrant culture, the tropical island of Sri Lanka is renowned for its stunning golden sandy beaches, breath-taking scenic beauty, world famous archeological & cultural attractions, and recreational attractions. For all your internal transport needs, including wedding cars in Sri Lanka, try out the services of Malkey Rent a Car.
Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for any couple that wishes to have their dream wedding in an exotic and tropical location. The exotic charm and beauty of Sri Lanka, couple with the island’s warm hospitality, makes it perfect for any romantic occasion, especially wedding. But what really makes Sri Lanka one of the best locations for a romantic wedding is that it offers so many different settings, each of which is special in its own way.
The topography of Sri Lanka is such that it offers different kind of experiences in different parts of the country. Sri Lanka’s coast is known for its amazing tropical conditions and stunning beaches. Thus, for those of you who wish to have a special beach wedding, the options are numerous. There are many beach resorts in Sri Lanka that offers customizable beach wedding packages, so that you can celebrate the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, fused with the exoticism of Sri Lankan rituals and customs. Night time beach weddings are all the more desirable, as the cool nighttime breeze and the starry sky is sure to make your special night all the more memorable. Or you could have your wedding in Sri Lanka’s famously beautiful and tranquil Hill Country. With gentle rolling mountains, luscious plantations, and rich with culture, the Hill Country offers some truly spectacular locations to make your wedding simply magical. You can couple your wedding with traditional Sri Lankan rituals, ceremonies and customs, such as drummers, dancers, oil lamps and ‘poruwa ceremonies’, so that your wedding is both romantic and exotic.

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Many modern couples are choosing ditch the traditional wedding hoopla and go with a unique destination wedding instead. Getting married on an exotic island has been many people’s dreams, and what better place to experience this than Thailand? One of the places to have a great wedding on a beach side is Koh Phangan. A popular option is to host the wedding at a Phangan beach resort simply for the stress-free packages that they offer. Among them, one that has won the hearts of many is Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas. The picturesque settings of the hotel serve as a great backdrop for your dream wedding with towering coconut palms and the Indian Ocean in the background.

Koh Phangan beach is located in the gulf of Thailand and is surrounded by tropical rainforests. There are various wedding planners and organisers available online to help organise your wedding even if you are oceans away from this exquisite island. These are set up as most of those who want to have their wedding here are foreigners. There are plenty of choices to pick from and most of the planners and organisers work with client preferences. If you want Thai tradition incorporated into your big day there are lots of options available to do so, entertainment, backdrops, food, even the bridal party’s attire can be made accordingly.

If you are worried about your guest, they sure will have a whale of a time in this beautiful paradise beach. There is plenty of activities to do around here. Simply lounging on this tranquil beach in itself is a great idea.

Some of the other places that you may want to consider for your big day is Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Koh Lanta, Pansea Beach- Phuket, Phra Nang Beach-Krabi and Laem Tong Beach- Koh Phi Phi.

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The curious and ardent traveller will realise, rather rapidly, that dominant differences exist among cultures, especially in the manner in which marriage rituals are practiced. While many rituals are derived from the historical and cultural context of the community, it is always an intriguing experience to discover the reasons and justifications behind each ritual, no matter how interesting, unique or bizarre it may be. While exploring and discovering the natural beauty and cultural heritage of former Siam, tourists can also learn about the traditional Lanna weddings that take place in the country. A further option is to opt for a truly iconic destination wedding and tie the knot while following traditions and customs of a Lanna wedding.

A Chiang Mai Wedding can be organised by a couple visiting Thailand by choosing a Thai wedding planner who will provide you with an array of options. Such packages offer couples the advantage of convenience and no hassle. Alternatively, resorts such as Anantara Chiang Mai Resort also offer a variety of wedding packages and couples can select a package based on their budget and preference.

The dawn of a traditional Lanna wedding is marked by making morning offerings in the form of food and flowers to Buddhist monks. This is followed by the monks imparting their blessings on the marriage. A traditional practice of making merit is also followed whereby couples release birds and fish that were formerly in captivity.

The wedding itself will be complete with northern Thai music, an authentic feast after the ceremony as well as performances of ethnic dances. A traditional wedding will also feature traditional Thai jewellery, worn by the bride and the setting off of KomLoi which are fire balloons that are believed to expel bad luck.

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While the concept of a honeymoon initially developed as an opportunity for the newlyweds to enjoy some time off after a frantic wedding season, it is now a one of the essentials in life. An exciting journey to embark on, providing the newly – weds with the much desired intimacy, seclusion and privacy. Most couples ardently seek out a location that will afford them this luxury, and therefore, selecting the ideal destination is crucial to their experience. Once their decision is final, the pursuit for an exclusive & exquisite luxury resorts begins. A common favourite among honeymoon destinations is undoubtedly the Maldivian cluster of islands nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean. With the added benefit of being home to world renowned hotel chains such as PER AQUUM Hotels & Resorts, Maldives is the ideal escape for a honeymooning couple, regardless of whether they seek leisure or adventure during their vacation.

Another dazzling location that is awed by many is the serenely picturesque Switzerland, the land of chocolate. The snow-capped Swiss Alps looking down upon luscious green meadows dotted with scenic Swiss villages and lakes, makes for a soothing honeymoon. While one always has the option of visiting the major cities such as Berne, Zurich and Lucerne, the lesser known towns of Interlaken and Meringen will provide holidaymakers with the idyllic Swiss experience, one that will only be enhanced by the world’s most popular aphrodisiac – chocolate.

The list of honeymoon destinations is incomplete without the iconic capital of love: Paris. From exploring the vast city with wonderment to walking through the hallowed halls of the Louvre, Paris offers a romantic experience like no other. Newlyweds can declare their limitless love to each other and attach a lock onto the famous Pont des Arts after which they throw the key into the Seine.

Other romantic honeymoon destinations include New Zealand, the beguiling Venetian Canals in Italy and Bali in Indonesia.

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