Category Archives: International Holidays

10 Once In A Lifetime Trips

Posted on 13-Apr-2016 by Administrator

Life is too short. And the world is far too a big place to explore in one lifetime. Every traveler has his own bucket list of “must see places before I die”. We have put together one such list of 10 once-in-a-lifetime trips. What distinguishes this list is the variety of experiences and destinations to suit every taste, from taking a cruise to Antarctica or the Trans-Siberian rail journey from... Continue Reading

Discover The Charm Of Vietnam

Posted on 16-Feb-2016 by Administrator

Located in the easternmost part of the Indo China Peninsula, Vietnam is one of the oldest countries in South East Asia with a rich and glorious history and is home to eight world heritage sites. In addition, this is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with a spectacular coastline. The people are warm, energetic and welcoming and the cuisine is exotic. This makes Vietnam a compelling destination to experience. Here are... Continue Reading

Rainbow Nation Cape to Cape Self Drive family vacation

Posted on 24-Jun-2015 by Aparna Thakurdas

When we were planning our family summer vacation, we weren’t really sure what we wanted to do. My husband had a work trip to Cape Town, so we decided to work around this and plan the holiday around this work. We (my husband and I) had been to South Africa before but the kids hadn’t. As the holiday started taking shape, he decided to can the work trip and make... Continue Reading

Experience of best of Australia

Posted on 19-May-2015 by Administrator

More than 80% of the 23 million people who live in Australia reside within 100 kms of the coastline. This partly explains why Australians love the outdoors and all things associated with the beach and the sea like swimming, sailing, diving & surfing. Sports is an integral part of the outdoors and Aussies love their sports – be it cricket, rugby, volleyball and now soccer. Your Australian experience can include the... Continue Reading

Experience Exotic Thailand

Posted on 14-Apr-2015 by Administrator

In the heart of South East Asia, bordered by Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma, Thailand is the meeting point of all those peoples that forged the history of this age-old continent for thousands of years. Although the country resolutely looks to the future and is developing cities of breathtaking modernity, it has still managed to preserve its exceptional heritage. Thailand’s rich geography that comprises paradise islands, outstanding beaches and luxuriant jungles... Continue Reading

Turkish Delight – A Journey through paradise country

Posted on 26-Dec-2014 by Administrator

Turkey is paradise country that is on every travelers bucket list. This fascinating land is spread out over two continents and is surrounded by sea from all three sides with pristine mountain ranges that lay parallel to the length of the 8000 km long coastline. The country is engulfed with the Mediterranean Sea to its south, Aegean Sea to its west and Black sea to its north and shares its... Continue Reading

Nip Across to Uzbekistan

Posted on 13-Jul-2014 by Aparna Thakurdas

    Uzbekistan is an unexpected delight! And we only scratched the surface. Had we delved deeper into its unique amalgamation of people and places, we may have come away with more than just a superficial respect for this land locked nation. And this coming from a mixed-race Indian!  Before I left, most people asked me to point it out on the map! And were surprised to discover, it’s just a 2... Continue Reading

Oh Oman

Posted on 13-Jul-2014 by Aparna Thakurdas

    Calm, welcoming, quiet and probably what Dubai would have been (without the evident modernisation) about 20 years ago. This was my first impression of Muscat, Omans’ Capital city. My last impression was of a little Arabian Utopia. Oman is a subtle blend of old world charm and modern development. It has everything that Dubai does – on a much, much smaller scale and in a far, far more understated manner!... Continue Reading

Spain’s World Heritage Cities

Posted on 11-Apr-2014 by Administrator

Spain, situated in the southwest corner of Europe on what is recognized as the Iberian Peninsula, is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the continent. Home to thirteen magnificent World Heritage Cities and forty World Heritage Sites, declared by UNESCO, Spain is truly a splendid place to visit. From historical towns to bustling cities, scrumptious cuisine, world-famous folklore and festivals, relaxed lifestyle, friendly inhabitants and vivacious nightlife, there... Continue Reading

Top 10 Theme Parks in the World

Posted on 09-Mar-2014 by Administrator

With summer approaching, its time to plan a summer holiday for the family. What better way to engage in classic fun with family and friends than to visit an amusement park. Theme Parks are fun for the entire family and millions of visitors to the world's most popular theme parks agree that these rides, shows, and costumed characters are well worth the waits. So, if you planning a family vacation to... Continue Reading

Dubai Shopping Festival

Posted on 06-Feb-2014 by Administrator

Dubai, a part of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the richest cities in the world. The city is expected to attract about 15 million tourists by 2015. Euromonitor – the London-based marketing intelligence firm - ranked Dubai as the 7th most visited city in 2009. The city has numerous tourist attractions, and is often referred to as the 'shopping capital of the world'. Sensing the widespread appeal for shopping... Continue Reading

World's Top Ski Destinations

Posted on 04-Jan-2014 by Administrator

When you feel the crisp, cool breeze, it’s a sign that winters are almost here, knocking on your doors.  The start of the winters also means the commencement of the ski season. Skiing, one of the most daredevilry sports in the world is known to give an equal amount of high as the mountaineers and hikers experience while conquering a peak.  It’s fast, it’s risky, and it’s thrilling! Though skiing... Continue Reading

Best Beaches in Asia

Posted on 24-Dec-2013 by Administrator

Life's a beach they say and we regularly need a dose of rest & relaxation on a beach. We need the beach to unwind and relax, for ‘’me’’ time, for bonding with loved ones, for riding the waves on a surfboard, for diving or snorkeling to discover the rich underwater marine life, for catching up on reading that bestseller, for tanning your skin under the sun or to simply recharge... Continue Reading

Best Year End Party Destinations

Posted on 15-Nov-2013 by Administrator

The month of December is fast approaching. Now is the time to plan for the year end celebrations. We tempt you to look beyond the same old ambience and party scene and bid adieu to the current year and celebrate the New Year in one of the world’s hottest party destinations. From riotous street parties and fireworks extravaganzas, to marching bands and torchlight processions, here are some of the best... Continue Reading

Most Scenic Trails in Europe

Posted on 13-Sep-2013 by Administrator

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of Europe’s great hikes, we looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history, scenic beauty and culture. Each trail tells a rich story so whether you choose from Amalfi Coast in Italy, Santorini in Greece or Cappadocia in Turkey and Algarve, Portugal, you can be sure of an experience of a lifetime. Amalfi... Continue Reading

Wine Country Discovered

Posted on 12-Aug-2013 by Administrator

A sense of place—the sights, sounds, smells and spirit of a travel destination—can endear that area to a person forever. For wine lovers, there is no better way to cement that connection than to explore the world around those vines. As the wine market becomes ever more global, packed with offerings ranging from the most storied wine regions to the most offbeat, so does the wine traveller’s itinerary. Whether your tastes... Continue Reading

Experience New Zealand on a Self Drive Holiday

Posted on 01-Jul-2013 by Administrator

As nature's wonderland, New Zealand really does lend itself to touring by road, from the far North all the way to the Deep South. For all those who wish to take in the delights of New Zealand's country side by road, we at Odyssey Travels are pleased to offer a selection of self-drive options to experience the real New Zealand. Each route includes a selection of handpicked destinations, as well... Continue Reading

Must see off-beat destinations in Asia

Posted on 18-Jun-2013 by Administrator

Asia is an amazingly diverse continent, a land of mystery, legend and a place where you can experience culture in its most magnificent form. The isolation of its beauty is perhaps what sets it apart from every place else in the world. There’s more to this region than the famous sights that we hear about so often in travel guides. If you have ‘’been there, done that’’ with the popular... Continue Reading

Luxury Villas along the European Coast

Posted on 08-Mar-2013 by Administrator

Europe takes luxury to a whole new level providing the perfect base for exceptional island holidays and quintessential escapes. Soak in the Mediterranean sun staying in a villa located in exotic destinations along the European Coast. Whether you rent a house on the beaches of Majorca in Spain or Corfu in Greece or something more rustic on a hilltop in classic Tuscany or the Luberon in France - Europe has... Continue Reading

Cruising in the Caribbean

Posted on 06-Feb-2013 by Administrator

The Caribbean is definitely the most popular of all the cruising regions in the world. It is really in a league of its own. Escape to blissful tranquillity, where palm trees sway contentedly in the tropical breeze and sandy white beaches are wrapped in turquoise waters. For a spot of activity, sapphire-blue waters promise adventures above and below the waves. Colonial ports painted in pastels beckon with a kaleidoscope of... Continue Reading

Self Drive Holidays

Posted on 16-Oct-2012 by Administrator

Take charge of your time by renting a car and discover any country at your own pace. Whether you are in a high-performance vehicle, a luxury convertible or a simple sedan, you can cruise the open road in a fantasy that knows no borders.  Explore diverse landscapes, big cities & beautiful towns full of local ambience and culture, breath taking viewpoints, scenic roads, architectural masterpieces, lively beaches and more on... Continue Reading