Other ways to reach the Christ the Redeemer statue
By city, van Hiking through the Atlantic forests
Don’t forget to watch
Corcovado Mountains Pedestal church
3. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu literally means ‘old peak’ which is about 80 km northwest of Cuzco city in Peru (South America). Is located at a distance of.
It is said that the city was inhabited by the Inca civilization during the 15th century, located 2430 meters above sea level.
According to archaeologists, this area was built around 1450 by the Inca Emperor Pachakuti but it was abandoned for centuries after the Spanish attack.
In 1911, the American historian discovered the Hiram Bingham salt and in 1983, UNESCO declared Machu Picchu as the world’s heritage.
The architecture of Machu Picchu is very natural and climbing, which was made by cutting stones and rocks and it is the finest of the seven wonders of the world.
Machu Picchu was divided into agricultural and urban areas with temples, palaces, godowns, workshops, ladders, cables and water fountains that can still be seen today.
They were constructed according to its natural surroundings and hence climbing and slope are used in them.
Only foot, train or helicopter can be used to reach this place but most tourists come by train from nearby Cuzco.
The thing to note is that only 2,500 people are allowed to go here every day.
Important information for the visit of Machu Picchu
How to get to Machu Picchu from India
There is no direct flight from India to Machu Picchu. You have to travel from Lima to Cuzco in a local airline by giving a Lima stopover.
Air France and British Air are great, but to keep costs down, choose flights with stopovers instead of directly.
Cuzco fare from India
125000 – 150000 per person
Best season to go
May to October
6:00 AM to 5:30 PM
A great option to visit the Machu Picchu site
The best option to reach the Machu Pichu site from Cuzco is a rail which is a very beautiful trip of 3.5 hours. You can choose any of the Inca Rail, Peru Rail and Belmond Hiram Bingham train companies.
Hiram Bingham is a luxurious rail that looks gleaming with brass and polished wood. In this, food is also served to you during the journey.
Although it is much more expensive than the Inca or Peru rail you will enjoy comfortable travel in both the other trains.
Train: Around 7500 -8500 round trip Site Entry: About Rs
Great Children’s Court, Temple of Warriors, Cenote (well), Light and Sound Show
5. Roman Colosseum
The Colosseum in the heart of the city of Rome in Italy is an egg-shaped amphitheater (amphitheater) which is the largest in the world.
The work of this arena made of sand and concrete was started by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, which was completed by his son Titus in 80 CE.
Here, 50 to 80 thousand people could sit together and watch the gladiator competition, besides the battles with wild animals, many other bloody competitions.
Even today, due to its art and grandeur, it is a popular tourist destination as well as one of the seven wonders of the world.
Since this place is very popular, you are advised to book online before coming here.
Information required for the visit to the Colosseum
How to get to Rome from India
There is a direct flight from India to Rome which takes around 9 hours. There are many ways to get to the Colosseum from anywhere in Rome such as bus, taxi or metro.
Rome to India fare
Rs 25000 – 35000 per capita
Best season to go
April to May, September to November
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
A great option to reach the Colosseum
Metro or city bus is the best option to reach the Colosseum. For this, you can take a 24-hour pass which will be available for only Rs 600 and with the help of this you can travel in a metro or bus for 24 hours.
Site Entry: Around 1500 – 3500 (Ordinary to Full Experience Ticket)
Roma passes are available at an affordable rate for many famous sightseeing tours in Rome.
Don’t forget to watch
Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Gladiator Arena and Underground Chamber
Petra is a Greek word meaning rock and indeed it is an incredible city where the best architecture was made by cutting rocks.
Petra is located in South Jordan and is believed to have been built during the Neolithic period, which was occupied by the Edomites around 1200 BC.
Centuries later, the Nabataeans (who were the heads of an Arab tribe) captured it and made it the capital of their kingdom and promoted it as a trading center.
At this time the population of Petra city was believed to be between 10,000 and 30,000.
Around 106 BCE, the Romans took control of this city, but after an earthquake in 551, the city suffered a lot of damage, which left the people living here.
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812 until it was completely unknown to the world.
Today, this city is included among the seven wonders of the world due to its unique carved artifacts and it is also known as Rose City due to its color.
There are more than 800 monuments in Petra of which the high temples are the center of attraction as well as you can see the ponds, canals, buildings, graves, stadiums, roads etc. here.
It becomes spectacular in the early hours of the morning and the last hours of the evening when the sunlight falls on these stones.
Important information for Petra’s visit
How to reach Petra from India
To go to Petra from India, you have to go to Amman but there is no direct flight to here. You will have to travel to Amman by giving a Saudi or Dubai stopover.
Petra is about 235 km from Amman where you can go by bus or taxi.
Amman fare from India
Rs 18000 – 35000 per capita
Best season to go
March to May, September to November
6 am to 6 pm during summer and 6 am to 4 pm in winter.
Best option to go from Amman to Petra
The JETT bus leaves from Abdali station in Amman at 6.30 am and reaches Petra around 10.30 am. Returns return the same day at 05:00 (in summer) and 04:00 (in winter) on the same day. Public minibusses from Amman’s southern station run from 9.00 am to 04:00 pm for Petra and 6.00 am to 01:00 pm from Petra to Amman.
If you want to come to Petra directly from the airport, then you can also choose a taxi, which will take about three hours.
Site Entry: Approximately Rs. 5500 – 11000 (all day tour), Rs. 1800 extra for a night tour