The sole reason for the people to visit these places is pilgrimage, as these are hubs of Islam and Christian and Jewish religions.
A visit to the birthplace of Jesus Christ- Bethlehem, where you can see the Church of Nativity, and the exact birth site of Jesus of Nazareth in an underground grotto marked by a 14 point-star, where the devout kneel and seek blessings. Next you may proceed to the Qasr el Yahoud where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus. The other towns with memorable historical and Christian sites are the Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchure where Jesus was crucified, and hence the most sacred of all the sites in the history of Christianity. The town of Capernaum, Nazareth the place where Jesus is said to have spent his childhood and the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon was delivered can be seen. The Dome of the Rock, a place of worship and is known for being the most significant place of Jewish religion in Jerusalem. The remnant of the second temple of Judaism can be said to be the Western Wall or the Wailing wall, the Mount of Olives where the tombs of Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene can be seen. One can also see the grave of the hero of World War, Oskar Schindler in Mount Zion.
Best Places to visit: The Hofburg castle, the Stephasdom or St. Stephen’s Cathedral and many other churches and the famous Vienna. The popular and yet quaint old town in Salzburg, the ski capital of the picturesque Innsbruck, and the idyllic Danube river valley provide all the comfort to a traveler anytime after August to November.
Best Places to visit: This small yet very fulfilling travel destination has the very modern and yet very historically rich city of Brussels, the bustling nightlife, and fashion capital of Antwerp, the serene countryside of Bruges and Liege add to the must-visit spots in the grand country of Belgium.
Best Places to visit: A tour across the vineyards of Moravia, or a stay at the famous city of Prague castle and town and participation in the Beerfest, is definitely on your list if you desire to tour across the Czech Republic.
Best places to visit: The most romantic place on earth is truly every love bird’s dream. You can travel a month across France and indulge in the wines from different parts of the country or soak in the great countryside and get in to the thick of all action that are seen in movies. However, in Paris and beyond, you have a multitude of very renowned Louvre museum housing the great Masters’ works, to the breath-taking Eiffel tower to the divine Notre Dame church. Furthermore, the awe-inspiring palace of Versailles and the Normandy beaches or sink in to the vintage wines of Bordeaux.
Best places to visit: A walk along the Romantic road or get enthralled in to the famous Dresden Frauenkirche, the Church of Our Lady, or drink and indulge in the pleasures of Beer in the Oktoberfest in the picturesque Munich has set Germany on the top of the list. However, visit Germany in any season to enjoy the bounty of nature, though we would suggest May to October.
Best places to visit: Greece offers the history lover in you plenty of historical and archeologically significant places like the Parthenon and the sacred Acropolis, the sanctum of Delphi and the myriad of islands nearby like the Crete, Santorini, the island of Rhodes, to name a few.
Best places to visit: A feast for the traveler, Hungary offers a treat to the lovers of nature as the nature has decided to make sure you see the best of all worlds. From the Danube bend, to the beautiful Budapest, Hungary is a must visit for you.
Best places to visit: The art lover has his fill visiting the capital Rome and Florence and the nature lover can get his eyeful at the beautiful Sicily, and scenic Capri. The fashion capital at Milan is for the city lovers.
Best places to visit: Madrid and Barcelona will set your pulses racing and Santiago de Compostela and San Sebastian will surely soothe you with their beaches. However, a word of advice would be to avoid the peak summer in the middle of the year.
Best places to visit: This dream like country is one place dreams are made of. A most preferred honeymoon spot, with places like the Rhine falls, the peaks of Matterhorn and the ski capital of Jungfraujoch, Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus to name a few.
Best places to visit: The stately country or the Tsar-land is rich historically and that can be seen on your trip to the Moscow and St.Petersburg, the calm Vladmir and Suzdal, the charming and hospitable town of Tallinn and Karelia are for the travelers. We recommend a visit to the country from March to September. However, if you wish to see the snow in Russia, which is there for close to 8 months a year, then October to April are suitable months.
Best places to visit: These countries are for the nature and history lovers. There are wonderful UNESCO heritage sites in this part of the world and so it’s time to take your camera as you go waltzing through these places. Damascus in Syria, Yemen, Jordan Bahrain and Jerusalem are all for you to visit.
India is a country with a diverse culture and landforms. If you wish to see the mighty Himalayas, and visit the Heaven on earth, then you must visit, Kashmir and Ladakkh and a little to the Northeast of India, will lead you to the Queen of the Mountains, Darjeeling, a little town tucked very close to nature as the UNESCO’s heritage Toy train chugs by and disappears to the clouds. Choose these places during October to April if you wish to see snow.
The princely state of Rajasthan has all the remnants of the regal life the erstwhile Maharajas and Maharanis led centuries ago in their forts, palaces with latticed windows in Udaipur and Jaipur, and the rolling sand dunes of the Thar deserts. Can we forget the brightly colored traditional attires of the women and men in the rural villages of the nomads are simply a treat? January to April and August to December are ideal to visit this desert land.
A visit to this God’s own country is necessary for all those who wish to know what made the Europeans decided to stop over this country and then settled down here for few centuries. A quaint little state with a ride down the meandering backwaters of Kumarakom and Alappuzha, and plenty of beaches with their fishing villages and Chinese nets and the vestiges of other countries like Jews and Portugese can be found even today in and around the coastal towns and cities like Cochin, Cananore, Trivandrum, and Kollam.
Best places to visit: The Golden triangle comprises of Delhi, Agra and the pink city of Jaipur. Delhi being the capital of the ancient Sultanate and the Mughal dynasties has become a site for several palaces, forts, housing the souvenirs of the past for years to come and the commoners to awe. For every couple, a visit to the most beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra is an absolute necessity. The Pink city of Jaipur where the palaces and forts like Amber fort, the Hawa mahal and Raja Jaisingh’s Observatory, are sure to stay in your memory forever.