About Auckland (AKL)
Situated on a narrow strip of land that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the North Island, Auckland is the largest city and main transport hub of New Zealand. The city oozes with a large number of yachts which huddle at Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, and thus is known as 'City of Sails'. Auckland is generally built on a giant volcanic field which comprises of 48 volcanoes that impart grace to the land, and due to this, it is also known as 'City of Extinct Volcanoes'. Owing to the city's landscape with seamless beauty, giant harbor and innumerable islands, the place presents to its visitors a mix of urban fun and country like soothing joy. The city is quite famous for its water activities. You can enjoy a grand cruise on a yacht or launch, that travels from central Auckland. Here Auckland's Dolphin Explorer provides you marine mammal eco-safaris that surf in Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to show you bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and orca. For the sake of fun of yacht racing you can participate in the yacht races that are periodically launched in the waters. Ferries across to Devonport are available that take you for a delicious lunch or a shopping spree.
The multitude islands of Hauraki Gulf which is situated on the entrance into Auckland City, are the major source of enjoyment and exploration. An half hour ferry ride from city centre takes you to Waiheke Island to enjoy drinks and beachcombing. Nature lovers can explore the wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi where you can photograph the flora and fauna. Similarly pleasurable nature visits can be undertaken on Great Barrier Island where you can peek at historic kauri dams, and take a dip in natural hot springs. Not only natural activities, but there is a peculiar urban sophistication also about this city. Have spectacular views from Sky Tower, where you can indulge in Sky walk or Sky jump.
Auckland is such a heavenly place where not only dark and dense woods await for being explored, but also urban charms are ready to enchant you with its man made constructions. Be it a family trip, friends' outing or a honeymoon trip, the city of Auckland is a pleasure hunt in itself. Don't know how to organize the trip without making a hole in your pocket? Log onto MakeMyTrip.com, and go for online booking. Being India's leading travel portal, you can book your online flight tickets, scroll through the accommodation options and buy cheap travel packages. MakeMyTrip is always ready to organize your travel package with cheapest rates, and affordability in all things.
About Patna (PAT)
One of the oldest cities in India, Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. Its position on the southern banks of the Ganga River has blessed it with beauty and purity. The city holds a strong religious significance for Sikhs as it was the place where the last Sikh Guru - Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born. After Kolkata, this city has been rated as the largest metropolis and the most fast developing cities in eastern India. From historical edifices to museums, temples and more, there are plenty of attractions that tempt visitors from all corners of India and beyond for a visit. The star attraction of the city is the Golghar- a huge granary that was built by Captain John Garstin in 1786. The structure of Golghar is pillar-less and one can climb to the top to behold unobtrusive views of the entire cityscape. To get a detailed insight into the history of the city and the state, tourists can step in the Patna Museum, which is favourably located in Buddha Marg. Other places of tourist interest in Patna are Padri ki Haveli, Patna Zoo, Pathar ki Masjid, Gandhi Museum, Vaishali Stupa, and Mahavir Mandir. Tourists can book one of the many Patna travel packages from MakeMyTrip to travel around this city in a convenient manner.