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Best destinations for Handicraft lovers


The charm of handicrafts has drawn so many people towards it, that these handicraft lovers love to explore the crafts of every place they visit. But how about dedicating an entire vacation to the love of handicrafts? Well, there are places around the world which boast of some of the most beautiful handicrafts in the world – excited to know these places – read on!

Madhubani:
The Madhubani paintings here are the soul of this district in Bihar. Tucked away in the north of India, these paintings have such life in them, that you would definitely love to explore this place and take back home what your eyes set on! The intricacy of these paintings combined with the bold colors used in them will surely win your heart. Not only this, but you would also find these Madhubani paintings adorning every tree in Madhubani – a cause taken up by Madhubani artists here to prevent deforestation in their district! The brush seems to be mightier than the sword!

Assam:
Assam boasts of the Muga silk – golden silk which cannot be found in the rest of the world. So if you intend to take back home something that’s very rare, it has to be the Muga silk sarees from Assam! Make your way into Sualkachi, Assam, and witness the creation of this golden beauty and then don’t forget to take one back home!

Munnar:
Munnar is known for some of the best handicrafts in the world – and if exploring these shops in Munnar is all you want to do, you surely need to dedicate a proper vacation to your cause! It is dotted with shops that boast of handicrafts that have been crafted and curated with so much detail that they won’t fail to amuse you – give it a visit once, and you’ll know why Munnar is here in this list!

Agra:

The marble-stone craft here in Agra is exponentially beautiful – delicate designs carved on the pristine white marble, only to be filled in with colors that so complement each other – just to create a piece of art that’s renowned all over the world! Agra is lined up with such shops, making walking through these streets an even joyous experience! Get yourself a piece of this stone to adorn your walls or a box of marble to keep your jewelry in!

Head into one of these places and explore to your heart’s content!

Best places to travel with kids


If you’re those kind of parents, who want their kids to see the world from a very young age, cheers to you! You’re creating future generation globe-trotters, so yes, that’s a commendable job! And if you’re always planning where to take your kids next to, here’s a list of super child-friendly places which your kids would love – and it will be a lot easier for you to hang out with your kids too! Here we go:

Maribor, Slovenia:
This country is especially noted for being a family-friendly location – and especially Maribor is just perfect for your family vacation. The fun places here have something for everything, so even if you’re towing along the grandparents, you won’t regret it! The best way to enjoy this city through and through is to hire a car and drive through its by-lanes – you’ll witness and be able to take your children too, through some stunning places that dot the city of Maribor.

Bali, Indonesia:
There’s no dearth of fun activities in Bali, all of which are set up against the picturesque scenes which Bali boasts about! And your kids will love to run free on the pristine beaches here, build and castes, gorge on the yummiest food all while dolphin watching, boat riding and exploring other enchanting places of Bali! A mini-vacation to Bali is a must!
Edinburgh, Scotland:
This city, which also happens to be the capital city of Scotland has a lot on its platter that will appease your little ones! The most fantastic part of this place is that it is lit up with twelve major festivals throughout the year – so no matter what time of the year you step in here, you’ll be in for some fun and revelry. The festivals too, are not anything regular – quirky festivals are the charm of Edinburgh – you’ll know when you visit!

Florida, USA:
A fun place to tag your kids along too – Florida has so many fun options to choose from. Also, your kids will love the theme parks, national parks, museums and the host of other things all of which form a part of Florida – so basically, Florida means an all-around, entertaining as well as informative tour for your kids! Make sure you head in here for your next family vacation!

Already decided where you’ll be heading to next?