The majestic Caucasus Mountains with its regal snow-capped peaks, makes Georgia one of the most breath-taking lands that you’ll ever set foot upon. Stretching all the way from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus are home to some spellbinding summits such as Mount Kazbegi, Mkinvartsveri, and Mount Shkora. Besides offering intoxicating views, the Caucasus is also a hotspot for skiing and other snow sports. Located on the eastern end of the Black Sea, Georgia shares its boundaries with Turkey to the south, Russia to the north and Azerbaijan to the east. The Republic of Georgia also includes the Ajara and Abkhazia autonomous republics and South Ossetia. The country witnessed invasion by the Mongols in the 13th century, and in the 18th century, it became a vassal to Russia. Georgia grouped with Azerbaijan in 1917 and established the anti-Bolshevik Transcaucasia Federation. In 1918, Georgia declared its independence after the dissolution of the federation, and in 1936, Georgia became a separate Soviet Republican country. Currently, Georgia is a representative democratic semi-presidential republic, wherein the President is the head of the state and the Prime Minister is the head of the government. The predominant religion in Georgia is Georgian Orthodox with more than 80% followers, followed by Muslims (10%), Roman Catholics (1.2%) and others. Georgian is the official language of the country, while a decent number of people also speak Russian and a few other dialects. Georgia’s capital and largest city, Tbilisi, sports an eclectic mishmash of different cultures backed by a diverse history. Sitting coy along the banks of the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi is reminiscent of a quaint European town, brimming with medieval churches, ancient fortresses, narrow cobblestone alleys, charming courtyards and balconies, and old, rustic houses. There couldn’t be a more rewarding experience than taking a stroll along the cute, charming alleys of old Tbilisi, while soaking in the local lifestyle and journeying through the timeless history of Caucasia. Immerse yourself into the near-mystical charm of Mtskheta, the spiritual heart of Georgia and also one of its oldest towns. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Mtskheta is home to some of the oldest and most significant churches of Georgia. Nestled at the confluence point of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, the laidback Mtskheta town boasts of some extraordinary historical landmarks including Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari Monastery, St. Nino Monastery, Armazi Fortress, and more. Tourism is a significant contributor to the country’s economy. The top tourist attractions in Georgia include more than 2000 mineral springs, 12,000 historical and cultural monuments, and a few other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A holiday to Georgia with HolidayMe typically ranges from AED 1,299 to AED 5,199. Read More
Thailand gives the impression of eternal greenery and sunshine. The temples bask in the incense of spirituality; while the beaches relish the golden sweet spread of sunshine. There are also lovely streets to walk on and markets to explore in the cities across Thailand. If you a water baby, and love swimming, scuba diving or any other adrenaline water based activity, you are in the right country. You will also find slices of history scattered around, too. If planned carefully, you could be in for a satisfying budget trip. There is enough evidence to suggest that the first human settlements in Thailand were set up at least 40,000 years ago. As a consequence of several Indian settlers choosing Thailand as home, the influence of Indian culture was inevitable. The Khmer Empire was among the many rulers who reigned over the region. The empire’s fall saw many other kingdoms rise and fall in the 13th century. Thailand is also the only Southeast Asian nation never to be colonised, despite attempts by European powers. Presently, Thailand is a peaceful monarchy. Thai is the official language of the country, while many other languages are also spoken along the border regions. More than 90% of the localsfollow Buddhism while about5% are followers ofIslam. The rest include Jews, Hindus and Sikhs. You will find a variety of sensations and flavours in the Thai cuisine. Rice is part of almost any meal, lime juice, garlic and chillies are regularly used ingredients. Monsoon season is a prominent one in Thailand; and you will see a lot of rainfall here. From highlands, river valleys and plateaus, this is a country with distinct geography. A holiday to Thailand with HolidayMe typically ranges from AED 1166 to AED 8394. Read More
Switzerland is blessed with immense natural beauty, nestled in the middle of European Alps and has one of the best economic, political and social parameters in the world. A country blessed with white snow peaked mountains of Alps, pristine blue waters and green meadows filled with well-maintained farms is also known for its efficient financial system, being the banked to the world. Switzerland resembles a fairy land and yet maintains a modern day outlook. Its trains and buses run on time with precision, banking systems function strongly and its beautiful farms produce the best chocolates, dairy products, and European sweets. However, the country has multiple facets; it’s one of the oldest and thriving democracies with a reputation of sworn neutrality. Multi-culturalism, effective administration, urban planning, effective use of innovation in designing and architecture makes it one of the best countries to live in. Tourism plays a key role in the country’s GDP and is often ranked among the best in the several categories. Basel, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne and Berne has rich cultural heritages apart from pristine natural beauty and hospitality. Known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Switzerland is a European country landlocked between France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. After being inhabited by the Greek, Romans, Burgundians and the Frankish Empire for centuries, the country was finally established and founded as the Swiss Confederation in 1291. Known for its political neutrality, the country has not been involved in any war since 1815. It has managed to maintain its neutrality throughout the two world wars and the cold wars, even after being located inside the heart of Europe. However, it still has a dynamic foreign policy and has an array of international organisations working towards world peace – the Red Cross being one such organisation. A federal republic since 1848, the Swiss government comprises of seven members who are elected by the federal assembly, with the Swiss Parliament being based in Berne. Majority of the population speak German (64%), with French, Italian, English and Romansh being the other languages spoken by the residents. The country has a balanced mix of Roman Catholics and Protestants. Switzerland is one of the most popular tourist destinations, owing to its breath-taking natural beauty, magnificent landscapes and a plethora of sightseeing, entertainment, shopping and outdoor adventure (hiking, skiing) opportunities. Furthermore, it is a rich country known for its quality of life and world-famous products like Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese, deluxe watches and the quintessential Swiss Army knife. A holiday to Switzerland with HolidayMe typically ranges from AED 1707 to AED 8048. Read More
Maldives is a charming island nation and quite easily, one that is guaranteed to take your breath away. The green and blue amalgamation of land and water is at its purest best. It feels as if you might just have stepped out of a dream, such is the hold that this place can have over you. The best thing about the Maldives seabed is its see-through visibility. The teeming sea life can be seen as clear as a mirror, making it a visual treat for one and all. Countless traders, colonists and travellers have played their hand in forming the country’s destiny over years. Though, the country was largely free of any external control, there were periods in between when it was not so. The Portuguese extended their clutches over the island for about a decade and half in the middle of the 16th century. The Dutch held control over hardly four months in the 17th century. From 1887 to 1965, the British held the nation under their protection. Finally, in 1968, Maldives was declared a republic. Dhivehi is the most common language spoken here, while English is an influential language, fast gaining ground in schools and in business matters. Coconut isthe main ingredient in the local cuisine, while you can also savour on curries, fish, rice and snacks. A grouping of almost 1100 coral islands, Gan is the largest island in Maldives. The climate is tropical, with high humidity percentage countered by a steady sea breeze. Islam is the predominant religion here. As per law, at the time of writing, the practice of any other religion is forbidden. A holiday to Maldives with HolidayMe typically ranges from AED 3,479 to AED 9,139. Read More
Honeymoon is one of the most memorable events of your life. Everyone wishes to go to an amazing honeymoon destination to start a beautiful journey together. That is precisely the reason why newlyweds are interested in booking a honeymoon package where they will get the perfect ambience of tranquillity and peace. At HolidayMe, one can explore many destinations for their honeymoon tour package, like Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, Singapore, Mauritius, Dubai and Maldives, amongst others.A couple can choose to experience the beauty of nature, go for romantics walks or spend some peaceful time on the beaches. However, finding an affordable honeymoon package can be a daunting task. If you are looking for affordable honeymoon packages, you can always rely on HolidayMe.com. Our tailor-made holiday packages, provide the best travel experience to customers. Depending on your idea of a dream honeymoon package, you can choose amongst various exotic locations worldwide, which offer everything from pristine beaches to historic cities. HolidayMe is a one-stop shop for honeymoon holiday packages, where one can book an entire holiday package or customize it as per one’s convenience. Browse through top honeymoon packages at HolidayMe for destinations across the world and get the best deals on romantic holidays.