“Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves,” John Morgan.
Antoni Gaudi’s bright colors and ability to make his structures creative has given him a loyal group of devotees around the world, with a fanatic devotion. Similarly, architects around the world have left imprints of their personality in their buildings, leaving them timeless and to be appreciated for centuries to come. From marvelling at the curves and Catalan Modernist architecture in Barcelona, to gazing up at New York’s iconic skyline and skyscrapers, Travel Jaunts is here to make sure that you get to know the world through its structure
Wherever you visit in China, you can see traces of Chinese art in numerous museums and markets, including brightly-colored, glowing lanterns lighting your way. Chinese architecture is influenced by factors such as the concept of feng shui, symmetry and symbolism. Sites such as the Temple of Heaven, and the grand Forbidden City of Beijing show the beauty of traditional Chinese architecture. The Grand MOMA, famous for its beautiful structure has been deemed an “architectural marvel”. Shanghai, on the other hand, is the symbol of confident and modern China, and spectacular, twinkling neon lights on the buildings at night.
With architectural marvels such as the Summer Palace in Beijing, the first sea-crossing bridge, the museums of Shanghai, as well as the Great Wall of China, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, Travel Jaunts’ architectural tour of China will be utterly memorable.
Best time to go to China – The spring and fall seasons are the perfect time to see China, as the weather is cooler and the number of tourists is less.
Where to stay in China – The neighbourhood of Qianmen in Beijing is perfect for tourists, as it is close to the major tourist hubs, and is full of excellent eateries, where you can try traditional dishes like Peking duck. In Shanghai, you can stay in the area around People’s Square and the Bund, as it is located centrally and a major tourist hub.
How to go to China – To enter China for the tour, you can fly to Beijing, which is well-connected, with direct flights to Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. After completing the tour, you can depart from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Marvel at the beautiful Chinese architecture by trying out the Beijing and Shanghai tour package from India.
Italy, a paradise of delicious cuisine, great and plentiful wine, and vibrant art and history make it the perfect vacation spot. Nearly one-third of the world’s greatest art treasures are in Florence, which is also famous for its iconic architecture and Renaissance history. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Rome, the capital of Italy, clearly shows the glorious Italian history through ruins around the city, with the most famous being the grand Roman Colosseum, a grand homage to the battles of years earlier, and an architectural marvel.
In Venice, the city of canals, enjoy a trip around the city in the network of boats, drinking in the beautiful plazas and carved balconies of Venetian architecture. Milan, the fashion capital of Italy, is famous for its mixture of modern and contemporary architecture, such as the Pirelli Tower. Step up and book your Italy tours from India, and let the experience soak into your bones like a da Vinci painting.
Best time to visit Italy– The spring and fall seasons (April-June and September-October) are perfect times to visit, due to the pleasant weather, lower prices, and reduced amount of tourists in the area.
Where to stay in Italy – It is best to stay close to the city centres of Rome, Florence, Milan and Veniece, for proximity to the tourist attractions.
How to reach Italy – Milano Malpensa Airport in Milan is the perfect arrival point for the tour, as it is well-connected to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. After completing the tour, you can depart from Rome International Airport, which is also very well-connected to major cities in India.
Festivals in Italy 2020 – On September 7, Florence will host its Rificolona, the Festival of Lanterns. On this day, children and adults march on the streets of the city singing songs, and celebrating the Feast of the Madonna.
As your eyes strain to catch the iconic skyline, decked out in pretty lights, watch the progress of the yellow cabs near Times Square, or note the numerous subway stations, you will have no doubt that you have arrived in one of the world’s power cities – New York City. New York has a rich history and some of the most notable architectural marvels in the world. See the gorgeous views of the city from the top of the Empire State Building, admire the landscape of Central Park. Whether it’s the classics that catch your eye, or you’re more of a modernist, a stay in the Big Apple will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Chicago, in the American Midwest, has an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from the Chicago bungalows to the Graystones along Logan Boulevard, and the skyscrapers of the Loop – walk amidst them and spot hidden treasures and a wealth of secret architecture, such as the city’s “Polish Cathedral”. Dine on speciality pizza and in the world-famous gastronomy experience of Alinea during memorable architecture tours in Chicago. Enjoy Travel Jaunts’ New York and Chicago tours from India.
Best time to visit New York and Chicago – June to September, as well as November, is when the weather will be pleasantly warm, and the tourists are less.
Where to stay in New York and Chicago – In New York City, with several important tourist landmarks being located close to or in Manhattan, such as Times Square, the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum it would be best to get accommodation there. In Chicago, it is best to stay close to the city centre, as you have easy access.
How to reach New York And Chicago – John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City is well-connected around the world, with direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. After arriving in New York, Chicago is easily reached by train. You can depart from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, which is also well-connected.
A recent recipient of the title of UNESCO’s first world capital of architecture, is also one of the most vibrant cities in Brazil. Rio’s architecture is varying and eclectic, incorporating sustainable technologies (such as the RB12, a commercial building), bold and striking designs (in the Cidade des Arts), Mayan pyramid styles and bright glass windows (the Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao). Almost every building in Rio is teeming with history. Walk amongst the buildings to get to know the city of Rio.
Other than its gorgeous buildings, Rio is also famous for its laid back beach culture, colorful annual carnival, and its love for sports. See the gorgeous peaks of Dois Irmaos, and the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, and soak up the festive atmosphere with your Brazil tour package from India.
Best time to visit Rio – Between December and March, the city is warm and sunny, and you can visit the beaches. Of course, if you want to see the Carnival, you can visit in February.
Where to stay in Rio – The most tourists-friendly neighbourhood in Rio is the South Zone. You can stay in the neighbourhood of Copacabana, which is close to the tourist destinations, and is famous for its nightlife, including being named in the famous song “Copacabana”.
How to reach Rio – Rio de Janeiro Airport in Rio is well-connected around the world, with direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. After completing the tour, you can depart from Rio as well.
Festivals in Rio 2020 – On February 24 and 25, Rio bursts into life as it holds the colorful Rio Carnival, which has become famous around the world. You will see people all around the city dancing, including brazilian samba, down the samba runway, at the Sambadrome parade.
The pride of Turkey, Istanbul is best experienced through wandering in between your visits to historical sites and museums. The Istanbul skyline is a maze of domes, minarets, medieval towers, and office buildings looming over residential structures. The Turkish architecture has been greatly influenced by its history, such as the construction of the Wall of Constantinople in the 5th century to protect the city from invasion, and being an ethnic, cultural and religious melting pot, resulting in mosques, churches, synagogues and palaces in the same location. The calls of street hawkers mix with the sounds of construction going on in the city to provide a pleasant hum of activity. Set on the Bosporus Strait, Turkey’s sunsets are as legendary as its architecture and sweet breakfasts. Embark on the Turkey tour package from India to enjoy a truly memorable trip.
Best time to visit Istanbul– From March-May and September-November, the crowds in the city are less, the weather is less warm and the tourist rates are reasonable.
Where to stay in Istanbul – The Grand Bazaar District in Istanbul is the best place for you to stay, it is within walking distance from the city’s tourist attractions like the Hagia Sofia and the mosques of the city.
How to reach Istanbul – Istanbul Airport is well-connected around the world, with direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. After completing the tour, you can depart from Istanbul as well.
The capital of Russia, Moscow is full of vividly colored buildings with an array of domes, some of which have become famous worldwide. The Kremlin, today the residency of Russia’s President, is a complex of cathedrals and walls. St. Basil’s Cathedral, described as one of the most unusual in the world, with its onion domes shining on display. Apart from architecture, Moscow is a city of culture, museums, and beautiful parks. St. Petersburg is known for its movable bridges, which are raised and lowered on schedule, truly making it a dynamic city. See the beautiful architecture of both cities in Travel Jaunts’ Russia tour packages from India.
Best time to visit Moscow and St. Petersburg– Early spring and late fall are the perfect time to visit Russia, due to the pleasant climate and it not being too cold.
Where to stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg – In both cities, it is best to stay close to the city centre.
How to reach Moscow and St. Petersburg – Moscow Airport is well-connected to major cities, such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. From Moscow, you can take a train to St. Petersbug. You can depart after the tour from Moscow Airport as well.
In the 15th century, Antoni Gaudi began treating the city of Barcelona as his canvas, adoring the city with the bright colors and gothic style of architecture of his brush. Today, his creations are popular tourist destinations worldwide. You might wish to sit in front of the Casa Mila or Sagrada Familia and just stare at its unbelievable beauty. However, Barcelona is much more than the man who created these marvels.
The rest of Barcelona’s architecture is colorful, bold, brash and bright. Traditional Catalan Gothic meshes with the lines of Barcelona’s Diagonal to create a beautifully-planned city. You can sit down on one of its numerous beaches holding a cup of sangria in one hand, and bite into delicious patatas bravas. You can enjoy the glittering lights of the harbor from Montjuic Hill at night, and bob your head to the musical and light show from the Font Magica, with Travel Jaunts’ captivating Spain tours from India.
Best time to visit Barcelona – May and June are filled with long summer days, and an abundance of festivals to join in with and celebrate.
Where to stay in Barcelona – It is best to stay close to the city centre, to visit most of the tourist destinations. Where to stay in barcelona can often become based on you preferences. The narrow streets and stunning architecture of the Gothic Quarter might be your choice, or Eixample, where most of Gaudi’s architecture is located, including the Casa Batllo, Casa Mila and Casa de la Punxes. If you wish to have a peaceful retreat, the idyllic hill of Montjuic, with its castles, museums and stunning views is the perfect choice for you.
How to reach Barcelona – El Prat Airport in Barcelona is well-connected with Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in direct flights
Festivals in Barcelona 2020 – From 20 to 24 September, tourists throng Barcelona to celebrate the La Merce festival. With over 500 events held throughout the four days, you will parades throughout the streets of the city, including fire-breathing dragons, jugglers, dancers and much more.
Receiving 15 million tourists every year, London is known worldwide for its architecture, which is a mix of gothic (such as the Westminster Abbey), the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the clock tower of St. Pancras Hotel, traditional, contemporary, art deco, and hundreds of styles in between. A vacation to London includes seeing many of its famous buildings, such as Buckingham Palace, riding the London Underground, and perhaps having a drink in the bar on the 74th floor of the Shard, staring at the glittering lights of the city.
Organic medieval, neo-classic and contemporary – Edinburgh’s architecture varies with each building that you take a look at. As you look up, you see the spires and turrets of Edinburgh Castle, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and the Botanical Gardens, with carefully laid out plants and blooms. Whether you’re hoping to get the real Highlands hiking experience, sample some of the finest whiskies in the world, or simply breathe in this marvellous city, Travel Jaunts’ London and Scotland tours from India are the perfect adventure.
Best time to visit London and Edinburgh – From June to September, the weather is pleasant and balmy and the days are long, giving you plenty of time to see both cities.
Where to stay in London and Edinburgh – In London, it is best to stay close to the city centre and the major attractions. Neighbourhoods you can stay in include Westminster, Victoria, King’s Cross, Soho and Oxford Street. There are several hotels and youth hostels in each of those neighbourhoods. In Edinburgh, similarly, you can stay in the city centre, to be close to the tourist attractions, such as the Edinburgh Castle.
How to reach London and Edinburgh – London has five airports, however, both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports have direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. From London, you can take a train to Edinburgh, and you can depart from Edinburgh Airport.
From atop the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai stretches out before you, a glittering fusion of modern culture with decades of history and adventure. Dubai is a city where almost anyone can find something to suit their interests. If you like thrills, you can do everything from tandem jumping to taking thrilling rides at the IMG World Adventure to lazily cruising the dunes in a hot air balloon. If entertainment is your thing, you can catch a show at the Dubai Opera, or spend your afternoon browsing the souk for rich fabrics and bargain products. If you like beaches, there is a whole network of them for you to relax and enjoy water-sports, or a tropical drink.
Dubai’s skyscrapers have always been one of the most notable features in the city. The thin needle-like spires of the Burj contrasts with with the shimmery twist of the Cayan Tower. Dubai’s architecture is not just visually appealing, it tells the stories of the city. The magnificent golden square of the Dubai frame, through which you can see Dubai’s history on one side and its future on the other – a true spokesman. Even your accommodations will have you marvelling at the architecture, especially if you stay in Atlantis – The Palm, the luxurious hotel that resembles a medieval palace.
Best time to visit Dubai– From December to April, the crowds in the city are less, the weather is cool and pleasant, and you can go sightseeing, adventuring and shopping in peace.
Where to stay in Dubai – Dubai’s Downtown (near the Burj Khalifa), is the closest to the tourist attractions. However, other neighbourhoods you could stay in would be Jumeirah Beach (so you have access to Dubai’s beaches and adventure activities), or near the Dubai Marina.
How to reach Dubai – Dubai Airport is well-connected around the world, with direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Travel Jaunts’ Dubai tours from India promises to be a grand adventure which will always be remembered.
Known worldwide as a “cradle of culture”, Uzbekistan’s architecture is brightly colored, and infused with warm hues. Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva never fail to impress visitors with their fabulous mosques, medressas and mausoleums, while it’s more eccentric attractions, such as the fast disappearing Aral Sea, the fortresses of desperately remote Karakalpakstan, its boom town capital Tashkent and the ecotourism opportunities of the Nuratau Mountains, mean that even the most diverse tastes can be catered for.
Despite being a harshly governed police state, Uzbekistan remains an extremely friendly country where hospitality remains an essential element of daily life and you’ll be made to feel genuinely welcome by the people you meet on your visit there. Take Travel Jaunts’ Uzbekistan tours from India for a memorable trip to this cradle of culture.
Best time to visit Uzbekistan– April-May and September-November is the best time to visit Uzbekistan, as then, it is warm and dry, and avoids the hot, dry summer seasons.
Where to stay in Uzbekistan – You can stay in a wide variety of accommodations, including renovated and transformed 17th century Bukhara houses, homestays and hotels. You can even pitch a yurt and stay there for the night, in the desert area of Urgench, so you can sleep under the stars at night.
How to reach Uzbekistan – Tashkent Airport is well-connected to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore by flight.