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8 Most Gorgeous Places to Consider for Your First International Getaway

Are you planning your first big international trip? While a lot of preparation goes into it, the difficult part most often is to zero down on the right destination. We are here to make it easy for you. Here are some of the places you might want to consider for your first overseas trip. 

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A tropical monsoon climate, rich agricultural terrain, exotic temples and coral reefs, Bali is such a treasure trove for all international travellers. Ubud is the cultural heart while Tanah Lot is the iconic temple there. Kuta beach is for the party lovers, while Pemuteran is for lazing and hours of snorkelling. You have so much to choose from.

HolidayIQ reviewer Kiran B. shares, "The temples, especially Tanah Lot was quite a sight and even small roadways seemed perfect like an oil painting. The climb up Mt. Batur was another amazing experience, not the easiest and certainly, no cake-walk but absolutely gorgeous sunrise is fulfilling, to say the least."

Maldives is a spectacular beach destination. You can unwind here and spend quality time away from the city life. It has an abundance of water activities such as diving at the famous Banana Reef, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, canoe and kayaking. You can even opt for a relaxing sunset cruise aboard a catamaran in Hulhumale.

HolidayIQ reviewer Sushain says, “The moment you land at the Male Airport, you will realise what good choice you have made. There is no dust in the air, sand is so clean and white that you start feeling as if you have landed in heaven. The seaplane journey is an adventure that helps you see some of the most beautiful islands with a birds' eye view."

Whether you are into history, scenic beauty, adventure or food, this island will not disappoint you. Ile aux Cerfs are dotted with pretty starfishes, glassy lagoons and coral reefs thronging with sea life, Rhumerie de Chamarel is a natural wonder with 7-coloured earth. Warm and welcoming, Mauritius will inspire you to travel more. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Raju Srinivasan calls Mauritius as “God's canvas” and says, “Spend an evening in Port Louis and have dinner in Namaste Restaurant. Keep gazing at the white sand and the astounding reefs. If you are visiting Ile Aux Cerfs, ensure you reach the island as early as possible as it closes at 4 pm.

Singapore has so much to offer. You would love their vibrant street food and entertainment hubs. Ride the Singapore flyer and see the glittering cityscape. Make sure you invest a lot of time in Sentosa. It is an entertainment hub in itself. And yes, it also has the famous Universal Studios

HolidayIQ reviewer Kumar Ketan says, “The must visit places are Universal Studios in Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari etc. This small country has good enough places for your 5-6 days stay. Visit the Chinese Temple (Temple of Love) at Bogis.”

Dubai is the land of extravagance. Splendid sky-scrappers to underwater suites, this place will charm you into living life king size. Pamper yourself at places like Orchard Road, Chinatown, Marina Bay and Holland Village. Visit the Gold Souk for gold and the Dubai Mall for shopping and entertainment. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Mustafa Bohra says, “First of all and the most important place here you must visit, is Dubai Mall. It is not only world’s largest mall but an awesome place to hang out with your buddies. The musical fountain show after evening 7 pm is a must-watch thing, this show happens every 15 mins.” 

From gilded Buddhist temples to widespread cuisine, Thailand plays the part of a perfect host. For the nightclubs, sandy beaches and rejuvenating spas, Bangkok is your place. Krabi will woo you with its signature limestone Karst formations.

HolidayIQ reviewer Madhur Singal talks about Pattaya, “Activities in Pattaya - I would say the best ones are Alcazar Show, visit Coral Island and try parasailing and sea diving. These are totally safe if you strictly follow the instructions.Then Sriracha Tiger Zoo is another good place to visit. You can also visit Pattaya Night Bazar.”

From the gorgeous Tian tan Buddha and reliving your childhood at Disneyland , to the stunning vistas of the surreal Nam Shang Wai and Aqua Luna, Hong Kong is the perfect palce to visit if it's your first trip!

HolidayIQ reviewer Partha says, "Hong Kong is an exceptionally spectacular and fascinating city and state as well, where 7 million tourists on average per year from all over the world flock to- be it for the nature or the thousand odd reasons including high end night life." 

The Langkawi Sky Bridge is one of the best bridges in the world in terms of the view it offers and to further entice you, Langkawi has a cable car which offers you the steepest ride in the world and through which you can get a terrific bird's eye view of the entire city! 

HolidayIQ reviewer Shahed says, "This place was really awesome and amazing. The climate, the atmospheric conditions and the surroundings were wonderful. Batu caves and Hindu temple were really amazing and had beautiful scenarios."

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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