Swat is one of the most frequently visited valleys of Pakistan. Known as the “Switzerland of Pakistan”, the beauty of Swat is incredibly mesmerizing. It has always compelled its visitors to return back to this exquisite place. Its old name was “Udyana” – Land of Gardens. Located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the snow-masked hills and high peaks, flourishingly green pastures and the sparkling waters of lakes magnetize vacationers to tranquilize themselves and become lost in the serenity of this valley.
The city of Marghzar has a White Marble Palace, which augments the sumptuousness of this peaceful valley. The palace has now been converted into five star hotels with excellent luxurious facilities. While journeying Swat you will also find wildlife in forest of Islampur. It is mostly photographed by wildlife hunters and nature lovers.
Trip to Swat is simply partial without catching a sight of Malam-Jaba. This hill resort, offers deluxe and luxurious facilities to the travelers, an amazing view of soaring mountains and a beautiful landscape. Another highly regarded tourist resort of Swat is Miandam. Even in the hottest summers, Miandam is supposed to be the coolest place in entire Swat as its towering mountains do not allow sun to throw its rays. Official guest houses, army messes and hotels provide residence to its visitors.
Kalam is the most picturesque town of Swat. The view of melting snow dripping from the Falaksair Peak is magnificent. The panoramic beauty is aggrandized by the famous Mahodand Lake which has vivid cobalt waters.
The astounding blue lagoon made Oludeniz internationally reputed. It is considered as one of the most photogenic sights of the world. There is a nearby town to buy local edibles for your picnic. The aerial view is just amazing.
Famous for: Paragliding, parasailing, jet-skiing.
Marmaris a serene dormant resort to ease out the nerve breaking tension you received back at work. On the Aegean coast, Marmaris mostly magnetizes tourists from Europe.
Famous for: Turtles, jasmine gardens, kaoaoke bars.
Antalya offers various beach destinations to delight you with. The most prominent of these are Konyaalti and Lara. Known for their serenity, clear calm waters, pebble beaches, waterfront walkways and elite resorts, Konyaalti and Lara attract tourists all around the year.
Famous for: Tranquility
The Patara Long Beach is the longest of all. It stretches about 18km or more. It is just perfect for swimming in the deep waters.
Famous for: Barefoot beach-walking.
The most craved beach destination of the foreign as well as Turkish rich is Bodrum. Enveloped within the azure waters of Aegean Sea, Bodrum presents to hydrophilics jaw-dropping hotels, boutiques, private beach clubs and the Halicarnassus disco.
Famous for: Entertainment and Partying.
It rests candidly between two soaring cliffs; the awe-inspiring panorama striking your eyes makes you think it might be a dream.
Famous for: Camping and trekking the cliffs.
Legend says Cleopatra as declined stepping on any other than Egypt; Egyptian sands were flown to Turkey for her. The distinctive golden sands of this legendary beach are originally some fossils. The beach offers swimming in the composed, bottomless water.
The World in Dubai
Well if you are on a trip to Dubai, and fortunately you can spare $2,000-$5,000 for a night, then pamper yourself with one night stay at an apartment on The World – floating islands of Dubai. Help yourself with their health and fitness centers, massage centers, tennis courts, Jacuzzis, golf club and even libraries. With your luck in action, you can even get to meet celebs there.
Dubai Palm Jumeriah
Jumeriah is paradise, seriously! And no, it is not sinking, as it is rumored. Well, it is an extravagance only for the filthy rich ones. The two palm-tree-shaped islands are topped with sandy crescent strips and honored with the only seven-star hotel of the world, the Burj Al Arab. Dolphin Bay is a delight for everyone.
The Amwaj Islands in Bahrain are only for the elite, rich and affluent ones. As in Bahrain, foreigners are only permitted to rent land and not to buy any; this archipelago stand exempted as it is the only piece of land in the entire Kingdom which the foreigners can buy and sell.
No Man’s Land Fort
No Man’s Land Fort is owned by Harmesh Pooni. It is a residence of immense luxuriousness and eccentric taste, located off the coast of Britain. It caters swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis courts, golf clubs and liquor bars.
Floating Mountain of Immortals
The design is such that it gives the look of a plate of metal left to melt in the sun. this sculpture is an assimilation of entirely dissimilar subjects – a fisherman, a cell phone, a computer and an elf. This masterpiece is a flawless achievement of a Chinese artist, Zhan Wang.
Shogran is one of the places of Pakistan which is deeply naturally rich. Rest houses, hotels and huts for summer retreats are available for a tranquil holiday. Shogran is, basically, a plateau in the Kaghan Valley, fenced by thick pine forests and with an altitude of 7747 feet. Tourism recommended season is summer. June – August is the peak season, during this span weather remains pleasant yet uncertain; it is raining and in a while, the sun is on your head.
Shogran is an exciting place for family picnic. Calm environment and pleasant weather welcomes visitors. The air is impregnated with the scents of flowers. The area is heavily forested. Evening view is spectacular. You can go for an evening walk to the traditionally built restaurants and shops in the heart of the settlement. Don’t forget to taste the exquisite Kahwa (traditional green tea).
A wonderful excursion from Shogran is a jeep-visit to Siri Lake and the adjacent Paya meadows. These are lush green meadows with spectacular landscape. Rolling grassy lawns offers breathtaking panoramic views of snow covered mountains. One can also see varieties of wild alpine flowers on the rolling grassy slopes of Paya.
Trekking and Hill Walking is excellent activity in Shogran. Trekking towards Siri-Paya meadows is highly recommended. There are also good opportunities for those interested in more leisurely day trips, hill walking or nature study walks. Camping around Siri lake and Paya meadows is a life time enjoyment. A night in camp in peaceful and calm environment with cold breeze makes a dream come true.
Luxury travel requires high cost and when you decide to spend your money to enjoy elegant amenities of an accommodation like a villa, then you deserve the best. The first important aspect that you should consider is the style. Most villas offer huge size and they can cater the needs of at least fifteen people. Yet, you still can enjoy the big villa though you should make sure that the villa has good safety standard, especially if you bring smaller kids to stay.
Another consideration to take includes the location. Newlywed couples will prefer to have villas that are more private with classic setting. There are so many places to choose for luxury villas. European countries have thousands of elegant accommodations to cater the demands of wealthy people in spending their Euros. Suburb areas which are known for their beauty will be the best villas to stay as they deliver excellent views. Chances are there are villas with scenic beauty of sea view or range of mountains. Magnificent panorama of villages is another charming panorama to enjoy.
However, tropical countries are also rich of luxury villas. They are usually perfect for summer holidays as you can enjoy warm sun all day. It is best to opt for beach villas which are mostly available with very well-equipped amenities. Yet, you can also choose tropical countries’ villas, which are located on colder areas. Usually, you will see range of mountains in the morning, along with the beautiful sunrise.
The next thing to consider is to find luxury villas, which are located near restaurants or shopping districts. Surely, they are not too close with public places. At least, they are easy to reach by cars or taxis. However, most five-star villas offer room services which offer excellent servings which have the same level and prices with those offered by five-star hotels.
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