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Pack your bags and visit these amazing places this summer

Updated : 2018-05-12 11:18:27

We are finally in the season where we crave for a sip of cold beverage, cool breeze and a day at a beach.

Its summer in India and nobody would like to spend the next two months in the scorching heat and loo that is engulfing the country.

Let’s forget travelling to Goa, Gokarna or Puducherry, because that’s too mainstream, and travel international this year.

With the mercury rising every day, we here at CNBC-TV18 bring our very own compilation of top 10 destinations in the world where you can fly off to have a “not-so-sweaty” summer vacation.

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<strong>Cannes, Paris:</strong>The city on the French Riviera is the most sought after summer destination at this time of the year, because of its beautiful beaches and the Cannes Film Festival. With an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, you can bask in the sun on the beach or have a Mr Bean experience from “Mr Bean’s Holiday'.
Cannes, Paris:The city on the French Riviera is the most sought after summer destination at this time of the year, because of its beautiful beaches and the Cannes Film Festival. With an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, you can bask in the sun on the beach or have a Mr Bean experience from “Mr Bean’s Holiday'.
<strong>Las Vegas, Nevada:</strong> A fan of gambling? Or do you just want to enjoy the amazing experience at the Caesar’s Palace, Luxor or the like of hotels? Then Las Vegas, Nevada is your destination! You can literally travel the world just by being at this place. Don’t forget to visit the Bellagio at night to watch the mesmerising water fountain show. Well, don’t forget to pack your selfie sticks because as you take a walk down the road in Downtown Las Vegas, you wouldn’t want to miss taking pictures of the beautiful murals and wall paintings.
Las Vegas, Nevada: A fan of gambling? Or do you just want to enjoy the amazing experience at the Caesar’s Palace, Luxor or the like of hotels? Then Las Vegas, Nevada is your destination! You can literally travel the world just by being at this place. Don’t forget to visit the Bellagio at night to watch the mesmerising water fountain show. Well, don’t forget to pack your selfie sticks because as you take a walk down the road in Downtown Las Vegas, you wouldn’t want to miss taking pictures of the beautiful murals and wall paintings.
<strong>Amalfi Coast, Italy:</strong> Oh! I can smell the amazing fish cooked in fresh olive oil and tomatoes, even when I sit here and think about the beautiful Amalfi Coast on the Southern coast of Italy. Enjoy the Mediterranean Sea from your hotel balcony, while sipping some great white wine. Visit Villa Cimbrone with your beloved to take a stroll in the garden for the romantic views. The place is best admired from the Belvedere of Infinity, an awe-inspiring terrace lined with classical-style statues and busts and overlooking the impossibly blue Tyrrhenian Sea.
Amalfi Coast, Italy: Oh! I can smell the amazing fish cooked in fresh olive oil and tomatoes, even when I sit here and think about the beautiful Amalfi Coast on the Southern coast of Italy. Enjoy the Mediterranean Sea from your hotel balcony, while sipping some great white wine. Visit Villa Cimbrone with your beloved to take a stroll in the garden for the romantic views. The place is best admired from the Belvedere of Infinity, an awe-inspiring terrace lined with classical-style statues and busts and overlooking the impossibly blue Tyrrhenian Sea.
<strong>Sicily, Itlay:</strong> Do you want “The Godfather' experience or want to get lost in the vineyards and indulge in the rich Sicilian culture? The “toe' of Italy’s “boot' has a lot to offer. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site “Valley of the Temples' and lose yourself in the rich history. The place is filled with old churches who stand witness to the Byzantine Empire. Take a hike to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, and get awestruck.
Sicily, Itlay: Do you want “The Godfather' experience or want to get lost in the vineyards and indulge in the rich Sicilian culture? The “toe' of Italy’s “boot' has a lot to offer. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site “Valley of the Temples' and lose yourself in the rich history. The place is filled with old churches who stand witness to the Byzantine Empire. Take a hike to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, and get awestruck.
<strong>Swiss Alps, Switzerland:</strong> Who would forget Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children singing and dancing in the Alps or the epic scenes from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge? Yes! We are talking about Switzerland! Be it a romantic getaway or a holiday with your kids, Alps is the perfect destination to escape the heat here in India. Try skiing, hiking on the mountains or just build a snowman or make snow angles with your kids.  Take a train from Zurich to Alps and enjoy the view, which will be etched into your memories forever.
Swiss Alps, Switzerland: Who would forget Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children singing and dancing in the Alps or the epic scenes from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge? Yes! We are talking about Switzerland! Be it a romantic getaway or a holiday with your kids, Alps is the perfect destination to escape the heat here in India. Try skiing, hiking on the mountains or just build a snowman or make snow angles with your kids.  Take a train from Zurich to Alps and enjoy the view, which will be etched into your memories forever.
<strong>Zagreb, Croatia:</strong> We have seen this place numerous times in the “Game of Thrones' series. Flock to Dubrovnik to brag to your friends that you have been to the actual set of GoT and you felt like you are in King’s Landing. Explore the old churches in Zagreb or book a trip to visit the Plitvice Lake and spend some time in peace, away from your usual humdrum. Get illusioned at the Museum of Illusion or travel back in time to the 1980’s at the Zagreb 80’s Museum.
Zagreb, Croatia: We have seen this place numerous times in the “Game of Thrones' series. Flock to Dubrovnik to brag to your friends that you have been to the actual set of GoT and you felt like you are in King’s Landing. Explore the old churches in Zagreb or book a trip to visit the Plitvice Lake and spend some time in peace, away from your usual humdrum. Get illusioned at the Museum of Illusion or travel back in time to the 1980’s at the Zagreb 80’s Museum.
<strong>London, Britain:</strong> Who can forget London! It might rain but its London after all! This place does not need no introduction. Take a tour in the Buckingham Palace or go to Windsor to witness Prince Harry getting married to Meghan Markle. Take a walk in the Trafalgar Square and feed the pigeons or visit Madame Tussauds to see the life like wax figures and pose to take a photo with the celebs. If you have a mystery that needs to be solved, do visit 221b Baker Street, alas you won’t find Sherlock Holmes there, but you can always brag!
London, Britain: Who can forget London! It might rain but its London after all! This place does not need no introduction. Take a tour in the Buckingham Palace or go to Windsor to witness Prince Harry getting married to Meghan Markle. Take a walk in the Trafalgar Square and feed the pigeons or visit Madame Tussauds to see the life like wax figures and pose to take a photo with the celebs. If you have a mystery that needs to be solved, do visit 221b Baker Street, alas you won’t find Sherlock Holmes there, but you can always brag!
<strong>New York City, US:</strong> The Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Central Park, Rockafellar Centre, Museum of Natural History, and the list keeps on going. Get drenched while seeing the Niagra Falls, take a walk on the Times Square, and indulge in amazing food in the small restaurants spread across the city. Take a carriage ride in the Central Park or go on a shopping spree with your girlfriends in almost all the high-end label stores, you name it and New York City has it!
New York City, US: The Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Central Park, Rockafellar Centre, Museum of Natural History, and the list keeps on going. Get drenched while seeing the Niagra Falls, take a walk on the Times Square, and indulge in amazing food in the small restaurants spread across the city. Take a carriage ride in the Central Park or go on a shopping spree with your girlfriends in almost all the high-end label stores, you name it and New York City has it!
<strong>Scotland, United Kingdom:</strong> The Scottish Highlands are worth seeing at least once in your life. If you are inquisitive enough, try finding “Nessy' in the Loch Ness, on a day-trip to Glencoe and the Highlands. A trip to Edinburgh Castle will take you back in time to the 17th Century and do not miss the famous Hogwarts train ride in the Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands.
Scotland, United Kingdom: The Scottish Highlands are worth seeing at least once in your life. If you are inquisitive enough, try finding “Nessy' in the Loch Ness, on a day-trip to Glencoe and the Highlands. A trip to Edinburgh Castle will take you back in time to the 17th Century and do not miss the famous Hogwarts train ride in the Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands.
<strong>Kirkenes, Norway:</strong> Fly off to the Scandinavian nation to witness the mesmerising Northern Lights, while cooling off your heels on a snow clad ground. Remember to pack your winter clothes and a tent and spend the night away looking at nature’s most beautiful creation.
Kirkenes, Norway: Fly off to the Scandinavian nation to witness the mesmerising Northern Lights, while cooling off your heels on a snow clad ground. Remember to pack your winter clothes and a tent and spend the night away looking at nature’s most beautiful creation.
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