Every traveler knows that choosing a destination is not a random process. It depends on what appeals to you, what you are interested in, and last but not least, what you find charming. Not everyone is looking for adventure, which is why some locations are best suited for people who just want to rinse their eyes with beauty and wonder. Luckily for you, you have a lot of information at hand. You do not have to get somewhere to see what it has to offer. Now, when you arrive at your destination, you know exactly what you are going to find. So if what you are looking is charm, here are a few suggestions that you may like.
10. Ormoc, Philippines
Compared to the other cities, Ormoc does not have many attractions, but it still has a charm that only a few people can actually understand. One of the attractions is the Lake Danao Natural Park. It is a calm place with very few tourists. You can sit on a bench and just admire the tranquility of the site, and when you are hungry, you can enjoy one of the restaurants in the area. The food is a bit pricey, but it is delicious.
The Veteran’s Park is a location near the sea, and it is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. It is not a big park, but you will surely enjoy the scenery. If you enjoy golf, you can go to Leyte Golf and Country Club. It is a beautiful place overall. Puente de la Reina is another bridge you can visit, but only if you like old historical sites. There has been no remodeling of the place.
9. Ca Mau, Vietnam
Ca Mau is the most southern region in Vietnam, so as you may have guessed, there are many beaches down there. The area is surrounded by water west, east, and south, so there is no surprise there. However, there are not many things to do. One of them is visiting the Cape. You can go on private tours and see the canals that people use for transportation. The restaurants are lovely, and the food is delicious.
8. Padawan, Malaysia
You can find Padawan on the outskirts of Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak, the largest state of Malaysia. There are pepper and rice farms in this area, but you can also find some longhouses nearby the farms. The Padawan durian is something you must try while you are there. It is a delicious fruit that looks like a hedgehog. One of the attractions that you may find interesting is the Annah Rais Hot Spring, but you need to travel a bit south. The place is beautifully designed, you can soak your feet in the spring and just relax. The scenery is not something to overlook either.
7. Puducherry, India
Puducherry is one of those locations is India where you can find everything you may like. You can go and visit Hindu temples, and after you are done, you can go to the beach. One of the temples you may want to visit is the Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. It is a small but elegant temple that will charm you with its design. Although most of the Indians are Hindu, you can find many Catholic churches in the area. The one that you will surely love is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a colorful building with amazing paintings and carvings. Aside from buildings, you can also find beautiful beaches. Paradise Beach is a calm, not crowded beach perfect for long walks, swimming, and snorkeling. The Rock Beach is just as the title suggests. There are many rocks on the shore that make for breathtaking scenery. In the evenings you can enjoy a peaceful walk in Bharati Government Park.
6. Durgapur, India
Durgapur can be found in Western India, just on the banks of the Damodar River. It is not a large area, but it has enough attractions that make the city charming. One of them is the local picnic spot, which is the Durgapur Barrage. Plenty of locals have their picnics there, and tourists picked up on that. The park beside the site is a lovely addition. The Anand Amusement Park is the ideal spot for families with children. If you are tired of the hot weather, you can join one of the pools and have fun. The place is clean, well maintained, and the food courts provide different types of cuisine. If you are a tea fan, there is a small tea place called Ajanta Tea Center. You can find a vast variety of tea, and the locals say that there is the best chai in town. You can serve some there, but you also have the option of buying some and taking home.
5. Nashik, India
Just like any other location in India, Nashik is the place where you can find a vast variety of temples and religious sites. The one that will catch your eye is the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. It is an ancient construction built from massive stones in old Hindu Style. The place is usually crowded, so you may have to wait a bit until you can enter the premises. One of the things you will like in Nashik is that there are plenty of caves. The Pandavleni Caves are buildings sculpted in rocks. The place is enormous, and the sights are mesmerizing. Sita Gumpha is another cave temple for the goddess Sita, and it is just as breathtaking. Nashik is also a good place for trekking. There are mountains in the area, and sometimes you have no choice but going for a hike in order to visit religious sites. Take Anjneri Hill for example. You have to climb a lot of stairs before getting to the very tall statue of Hanumanji. Another aspect you will probably love about Nashik is that it has plenty of vineyards, but the Vallone Vineyard is by far the most appealing. The wine is excellent, and the scenery is breathtaking. You can sit on a terrace that has a lovely view of the valley and the mountains and sip a glass of wine. Few things can compare to that.
4. Naga, Philippines
There are plenty of attractions in Naga, but you need to be there for a while in order to see them all. However, you can enjoy just a few, as long as they are the best ones. The ‘must do’ while in Naga is visiting the Basilica of Our Lady Penafrancia. You do not have to be religious to appreciate an outstanding structure. The place is serene and clean. You can buy souvenirs nearby. Once you visit the city, you can enjoy a little bit of nature as well. One of the locations you will love is the Malabsay Falls. It is a beautiful waterfall with clean water where you can go for a swim. The water is pretty cold, so you will not be able to stay in for too long. The place is indeed breathtaking, but the trip there will literally take your breath away. There are 440 steps, so you need to have a certain degree of physical fitness to climb them. You need to be careful too as they are not regular. However, it will be worth it. Panicuason Hot Spring Resort is also a piece of nature you will want to see. The sights are amazing, and the water has different temperatures. There is nothing more relaxing than soaking in a hot water spring after a long hike.
3. Katowice, Poland
Poland has many beautiful cities that are filled with history, but Katowice is one of the most popular destinations. It has won a traveler’s choice award, and it is not very hard to see why. It has plenty of museums, parks, and places that are likely to interest you. The first on the list is the Valley of Three Ponds. All big cities should have one. It is in the center of the industrial city and is ideal for a long walk or even jogging. People who travel still keep their running routine and the Valley of Three Ponds is perfect for it. If you get hungry, you can enjoy a tasty meal at a restaurant that oversees the lake. It is indeed a charming place. If monuments are what you are into, the Silesian Insurgents’ Monument will surely get your attention. It commemorates the Polish insurgents that took part in the three Polish Rebellions from 1919 to 1921. The monument resembles three flapping wings and looks quite imposing. Once you finished visiting historical landmarks, you can entertain yourself by visiting one of the multiple escape rooms you can find in Katowice. You can try Locked Up, Houdini Games, or even Quest Cage.
2. Jaipur, India
Before arriving in Jaipur, make sure to plan your stay there. There are many attractions and chances are that you will not be able to visit them all. You can choose from nature and wildlife parks to history museums. Before going on any tour, make sure to visit the temples. The most popular are the Govind Devji and Birla Mandir. One of the experiences you must not miss is the Elefantastic. There are not many places in the world where you can get an elephant ride, so make sure that you get one in Jaipur. You can paint your name on the elephant before going for a ride. Many people may find this controversial as far as animal rights go, but the elephants in Jaipur look well fed and taken care of. It is indeed an experience you will regret if you miss. The Amber Fort is something you must visit as well. It resembles one of those French Castles with the big gardens. The only difference is that the building is constructed in an Indian style. The place is very well maintained for tourists, and everything within the fort screams royal. You should also check out Sheesh Mahal, also known as the Hall of Mirrors.
1. Ipoh, Malaysia
When you arrive in Ipoh, the first thing you want to do is visit the Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. It is one of the most beautiful caves in Malaysia, and the gardens are breathtaking. They are well kept and full of colorful flowers. It depends on the time of year, but the gardens always blossom. People go there for the morning exercises and chants. It is a very charming place. The entrance has no fee, so you if you are camped in Ipoh, you can start every day there. The Art of Oldtown is another thing you may be interested in. It is one of those cases in which getting lost in an unknown city is not a tragedy. The art on the buildings is staggering. Try not to take too many pictures and just take in all the beauty. It is much better in real life. Moreover, do not forget to taste the food. Your taste buds will feel spoiled. Once you finish the Oldtown tour, you can relax in the D.R. Seenivasagam Park. It is an old park filled with old trees which provide shade over almost the entire area.
As long as you keep looking, you will find those fascinating destinations. You have a lot of help from many sites, and the suggestions above are a great way to start. However, do not forget to do your research and make sure that the locations you choose are suited for you. People are different, so they do not all like the same things. It is better to make an effort now than to arrive at your destination and find disappointment instead of excitement, is it not?