What Cayman Islands Has To Offer

Cayman Islands is known to have the best beaches along the Caribbean which is why tourists continue to flock in this enchanting place. Jamaica, Cuba, and Miami are the surrounding countries of the island. The Cayman Islands is divided into three major islands namely, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Grand Cayman is the biggest and therefore has the most number of inhabitants among the three. It has a magnificent beach that is surrounded by crystal clear water with various marine life andcayman-52328_640
stunning coral reefs. A lot of people visit this island for its very famous Seven Mile Beach. You can also visit the unusual Hell rock formations that were formed through time.

At Bodden Town, you can also see a stone wall measuring around 4 miles, known as Grand Cayman’s Wall of China, which was constructed to guard the inhabitants from pirates. The Cayman Turtle Farm, near the Seven Mile Beach, is also a place frequently visited by the tourists.

There are even more to see at the island’s capital, George Town, such as traditional and modern architectures, National Museum, Pedro St. James Castle, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, etc. Tourists continue to flock in this island because of the number of attractions it can offer. In spite of being somehow developed, the serenity and the appeal of Grand Cayman are definitely not lost.

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The name of Cayman Brac was derived from a cliff with 140 ft high above the sea. Brac in Gaelic means “bluff”.

The population of the island is lesser than Grand Cayman since its size is roughly only about 12 miles in length and a little more than a mile in width.

A lot of divers visit the island because of the numerous shipwrecks around. Cliffs, caves, and a park that houses unique birds are also worth-visiting.

Little Cayman is the smallest island among the three with 10 miles in length and about 2 miles in width. It is situated in the southeast of Cayman Brac with only around 170 inhabitants. It is a popular place for fishing.

This small island is famous for its diving spots as well, like Bloody Bay Wall, Jackson Point, Cumber’s Caves, etc. It also has other attractions to offer such as Tarpon Lake, Booby Pond Nature Reserve, Nancy’s Cup of Tea, Point of Sand, and a lot more.

As seen above, visitors in Cayman Islands will never run out of places to go to, whether you are a sea lover or not. Aside from scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing, you can also play golf at the Britannia Golf Club in Grand Cayman and have fun with motorsports at the Family Recreation and Motorsports Park situated in Breakers or Lakeview Raceway located in George Town.

All these surely explain why almost 70% of Cayman Islands’ GDP comes from its tourism.

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The Taj Mahal and Other Reasons Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with India.

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India is a country that exudes mysticism. It is a country that can be exotic one minute and mysterious the next.

An enigma to the first-time traveler, India displays the most touching and awe-inspiring symbolism of the power of true love: the majestic Taj Mahal.

But that’s not all that you can enjoy in India. Eco-tours will take you to even more exciting locations, allowing you to unravel the mystery behind the country’s mysticism and exoticism.

Unraveling India

First stop, the Taj Mahal.

This monument of true love is by far the best and most popular illustration of Mughal architecture. It is actually a mausoleum and was ordered constructed by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, for his 3rd wife who died during childbirth.

After Taj Mahal, you should try to include all or at least several of the following in your itinerary:

Gir National Park

There are several national parks in the country, each one established to protect India’s exotic wildlife. At Gir National Park, you may just catch a glimpse of lions roaming about if you’re lucky.This is one of the few places in the country, and perhaps the world, that still has lions in the wild.

Corbett National Park

This is another of the country’s national parks and it is actually considered as the best one there is in the country for viewing elephants and tigers in their natural habitat. As you ride the jeep with your guide, don’t be surprised if you have to stop in the middle of your drive to let elephants cross undisturbed.

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Dedicated to protecting tigers but a great place to see other wild animals, too, like antelopes. Animals, especially tigers, were once hunted in the area until it became a protected reserve. Today, safari tours are held here to allow visitors to see animals up close.

Kerala

Unspoiled greenery, beautiful beaches and soothing Ayurvedic massages all make Kerala the perfect escape. The terrain is perfect for trekking and hiking plus the friendly locals all make a trip here truly unforgettable.

Valley of Flowers

Can’t get enough of India’s breathtaking sights? Visit Valley of Flowers. Nestled between mountains, the valley provides visitors with a magnificent display of various alpine flowers. The cool air plus the lush surroundings make one feel this is as close to heaven as you can get.

Elephanta Caves

For the thrill-seeker, mysterious caves abound in India. Elephanta Caves are situated in a small island just a short distance from Mumbai. The climb up to get to the entryway of the caves is quite challenging so this is not for the faint of heart. Once you get inside however, you will be treated to wonderful samples of India’s ancient wall art. Incidentally, it’s called Elephanta Caves because when look at them from a distance, they look somewhat like elephants

Ajanta and Ellora Caves

There are about thirty caves in all, each one painstakingly carved, believe it or not! These caves are an excellent example of India’s mysticism where you can see various sculptures and murals depicting the Buddha and his many reincarnations as captured in the Jataka tales.

Travel to majestic India and experience the magic of true love in the Taj Mahal. Get to know the country’s “wild side” with safaris and treks through virgin forests.

India, with its contrasting flavors and mysticism, will make you fall in love over and over again with every visit; as if you’re meeting for the first time.

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