Thursday, 1 March 2012

A place to dream

The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, has been immortalized as a symbol of love
The Alps, a towering mountain range stretching across Europe, spans 200 kilometres and comprises 48 prominent peaks and 1,800 glaciers
The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands sprinkled in the Indian Ocean will take your breath away with its resplendent natural beauty

Vatican City, home to the spiritual leader of one billion Catholics, also houses historical gems like St Peter’s Basilica and the Piazza San Pietro
Rio de Janeiro, the cidade maravilhosa (the marvelous city) offers you tropical beaches, lofty mountains, lush rainforests, and gorgeous blue seas

Jerusalem, the great walled city holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is 3,000 years old and every street corner tells a captivating story

The incredible landscapes of the Pacific Islands are created by the merging of rainforest and sea
The Galápagos Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific, is a national park, and a biological marine reserve, famous for its tremendous natural diversity
Papua New Guinea is home to many fascinating tribes, countless species of wild life, and stunning natural beauty
The Amalfi Coast, along the Sorrentine Peninsula, is truly a breathtaking visual, with its deep blue seas, sparkling white villas, and scented lemon groves