If there is anything which can spruce up your summer and capture your sense of wanderlust; it’s travelling. Alisha Roy brings you five top international tourist countries that you can reach under five hours from Vizag.
With international waters not too far off from Vizag’s coast; travelling abroad does seem alluring. However long flights and holidaying beyond the budget does take its toll on travel, especially when you want a quick short escapade. That’s where these destinations come in. So don’t lose hope, and take a look at our suggestions this month. These exotic locales might not increase your air miles but will satisfy those who long to get to foreign destinations real quick.
Home away from home, Sri Lanka is a reminiscent of Vizag’s dune-lined beaches with less crowded shores. This island country offers much more than nature trails, fresh seafood and a rich history that the most luxurious of travellers and tourism enthusiasts will love.
Getting There: Travel from Vizag to Colombo in two hours in a SriLankan Airline.
Travel Tip: Strike off whale watching from your bucket list with boat rides that promise blue whale sightings in Sri Lankan waters.
Popular in summer for good reason, this is a destination that offers pleasant weather all year round for tourism. Try strawberry picking in the higher altitudes of Genting Highlands to escape from Vizag’s humidity. Visit Kuala Lumpur for an exhilarating time at theme parks and casinos which entertain both the young and old.
Getting There: AirAsia takes you to Kuala Lumpur in just under four hours from Vizag.
Travel Tip: Don’t panic if taxi drivers don’t turn on the meter! If you’re not savvy enough to haggle, hop into a public transport instead.
Just beside Malaysia is the island city of Singapore. This tourist hub offers everything from hills to beaches and does not run short of green terrain. Set aside an entire day to zip-line across Sentosa Island which offers a trip to Underwater World and the Universal Studios Singapore.
Getting There: AirAsia takes you from Vizag to Singapore in 5 hours with a quick stop in Kuala Lumpur.
Travel Tip: If you’re prone to homesickness, calm your anxiety with Andhra delicacies in several South Indian restaurants in Little India.
From spotting tigers at the Sundarbans to splashing around in Cox Bazaar this country will welcome travellers exploring rural areas beyond the comforts of home. Enjoy lush farmlands and quiet days on the beach which will make you leave Vizag more often.
Getting There: Disembark in Dhaka from Indigo Airlines which is a five-hour flight from Vizag.
Travel Tip: You can hire boatmen to row you around, however they might test your miming skills because it’s very unlikely they’ll speak any English.
United Arab Emirates
Suspended between heritage sites and high rises, UAE’s shopping capital, Dubai, gently leads visitors to the discovery of all its wonders in tourism. If malls overwhelm you, make a dash to the deserts or the Wadis for an adventure filled safaris.
Getting There: Indulge yourself at the Dubai International Airport after a five hour Air India flight from Vizag.
Travel Tip: Dubai is strict about its new baggage rules; avoid checking in oversized lumpy bags without a flat surface.