If you love exploring unexpected travel destinations, read on to find out about 3 underrated travel destinations which you’ll want to visit this year!
3 Surprising Travel destinations
1. The Seychelles
The Seychelles are a group of 115 remote islands which are located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. If your dream vacation consists of exploring tranquil, beaches that boast white sand beaches for as far as your eyes can see, you’ll instantly fall in love with the Seychelles.
Examples of some of the picturesque beaches which you should add to your trip itinerary include Anse Lazio which is the perfect beach for snorkeling as it’s sheltered and protected and Anse Source d’Argent, which is famed for its calm waters and the oddly shaped boulders.
One island which you should visit on a sun-filled Seychelles vacation is Curieuse Island, which is a small yet stunning island which boasts plenty of tropical palm trees and is home to groups of sea turtles.
2. Oslo, Norway
If you’ve never visited Scandinavia, it’s well worth spending a week in Oslo, the cosmopolitan coastal capital of Norway. If you have an interest in learning about Norway’s Viking ancestors, make sure to head to the Viking Ship Museum, where you’ll be able to view the remnants of a couple of real 9th-century Viking ships.
If you want to witness a popular Norweigan activity also head to the Holmenkollbakken, which is a ski-jumping hill, where you’ll be able to watch professional ski-jumpers push their limits and soar through the sky. As added bonuses, Holmenkollbakken boasts a ski museum and remarkable views of a nearby fjord.
As Olso is also known for being an incredibly artistic city, you’ll also be able to view dozens of beautifully carved sculptures, which are dotted around some of Oslo’s most popular public parks. Examples of which include the Vigeland Park and Frogner Park.
3. Mumbai, India
If you’re interested in visiting India, you’re likely to enjoy spending time in Mumbai which is also known by its previous name, Bombay and is home to Bollywood. India’s film center.
If you visit Mumbai, it’s well worth booking a day trip to the Elephanta Islands, which can only be visited by boat and which boasts ancient caves which are dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Although there are also endless historical sites and temples to visit in Mumbai itself.
You may want to start of by visiting the Gateway of Mumbai, which is massive arch which was built in the 20th century in order to commemorate the 1911 visit of King George V and his wife Queen Mary. Next up head to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, which was originally known as the Victoria Terminus. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station was opened in 1888 and is a world heritage site.
As Mumbai also boasts plenty of beaches, you’ll also be able to spend time jet-skiing, para-sailing and swimming in order to cool off from Mumbai’s hot sun.
So if you’re looking for new travel destinations to visit this year, it’s well worth visiting all 3 of the surprising destinations listed above!