The Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

Bangkok, the gorgeous and lively cosmopolitan capital of Thailand, with its ultra modern attitude is among the top tourist hot spots in Asia. But amidst the dominance of modernization, there survive some historical sites that excite, thrill and delight visitors with their unique charm. Exploring shopping malls and markets by car or on feet is a normal phenomenon. Bangkok gives you the scope to do something beyond. A trip to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak is a star attraction of all Bangkok packages these days and it’s certainly an experience to cherish.

Damnoen Saduak is a district in Thailand named after the Damnoek Saduak canal, which dates back o the reign of Rama IV. It was dug by the military men to provide people of Samutsokarn and Samutsonkhram provinces in Rajburi, Thailand tourism with a means of transportation. The canal was originally dug to connect Taachin River in Samutsukarn with Maklong River in Samutsonkhram but it became a route for the local people to carry their agricultural produces and fruits to different parts of the province for selling. Many Thailand tourism packages offer trips to the three main floating markets where local people buy and sell agricultural produces floating on long, narrow boats. The three main floating markets on Damnoen Saduak that you can explore are Khem, Hia Kui and hun Khun Pithak. You can take a walk through either bank of the canal and watch the floating business or may hire a boat to become a part of the process.

Damnoen Saduak is around 109 kilometres from Bangkok and you can reach the spot either by car or air-conditioned bus. Before finalizing your trip, check out whether your Bangkok package includes this floating market trip. If not, then choose from other Thailand tour packages that offer the scope to witness marketing activity floating on the canal water.

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Best Resorts for Honeymooners in the Maldives

If you are planning an unforgettable honeymoon, then choose Maldives tourism as your idyllic destination! With the giggling sea and the exquisite food, this island is made of some mysterious stuff. And the resorts in this part of the world are so embedded with romance, that you wouldn’t like to end your honeymooning holiday anytime soon.

Here are the top 4 honeymoon resorts offered by Maldives tour packages:

  1. Baros Maldives: Baros Maldives, with its 75 villas and rooms of all kinds, offers complete luxury and a perfectly romantic ambience. Its décor is enamoring to the eye and the walls are colored to exude love in all corners. And the view from the windows is an unworldly feel.
  2. Anantara Dhighu Maldives: Maldives packages also give you a chance to stay in the famed Antara Dhighu Maldives, a resort which is a combination of modern luxury and quaint settings. The ambience is soothing and the spa can give your body the kind of pleasure you had always been craving for.
  3. Conrad Maldives: Owned by the Hilton Group, Conrad Maldives resort is known for its luxury, services, romance and what not! But its big USP is its famed underwater restaurant! You mustn’t miss out the chance to dine at this place. The hotel is high in demand and must be booked in advance under the Maldives packages.
  4. W Retreat & Spa: To avail the best spa services and even head for thrilling activities like scuba diving, this hotel should be on top of your list. The hotel promises to go extreme in order to enrich your experience. And it has, so far definitely lived up to its promise.

Popular Treks around Manali

Manali is a much favored destination when it comes to outdoor activities like trekking. The hill station nestled in the lap of the Himalayas is extremely panoramic and certainly is a trekker’s paradise. The treks pose different challenges to people with varying skills. And the fact that the locale has multiple personalities of treks has really bolstered the popularity of Manali tourism.

Here are some recommended and much popular trekking routes which can be opted under Manali packages:

Manali-Sarotu Thach: This trek is situated at an approximate height of 1850 m. The entire stretch of trekking takes about 4-5 hours. So, if you are looking for a very short trekking experience, then this trek will suit you perfectly.

Sarotu Thach-Base camp Pyang Neru: This route will last for around 11 hours. At Raudi Khodi, you can take a breather and dig into some snacks. Some people can even plan a trek only till Raudi Khodi.

Chikka- Balu ka Gera: This route is pretty challenging because of its high altitude. Kullu Manali tourism sees a number of adventure-minded travelers opting for this route to satiate their adrenalines. The trek begins at a lower altitude of 3100 m and finishes off at a height of 3600 m. It takes close to 6 hours for the entire journey.

Alternately, tourists can also head for a week-long trek starting from Manali-Jagatsukh and rounding off at Drive Manali. Kulu Manali tourism officials take complete care of the tourists and ensure that all necessary supplies of medicine & meals are available.