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 Thiruvananthapuram (TRV)
Being a capital city of Kerala, it is the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram district. It is situated on the west coast of India near the extreme south region of the mainland. This city is referred as the “Evergreen city of India” by Mahatma Gandhi. The city is distinguished by its wavy terrain of low coastal hills and active commercial alleyway. Thiruvananthapuram is the largest and the most populous city of Kerala. It is an information technology hub of Kerala with more than 80% of the state's software exports. The city is built on hills by the sea shore and intermediated between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. It is ranked as the first by the number of foreign tourists visiting Kerala. Being the most fascinating destination for holidaymakers, one can do lots of fun altogether.
The city witnesses a tropical climate and it does not experience definite seasons. Its maximum temperature is almost 34°C and minimum temperature is 21°C. The city experiences high humidity, and it rises to almost 90% during the monsoon weather. It is a historic city, dotted with numerous historical structures, parks, museums, tourist centres and palaces. It is also famous for its distinctive greenery. Most of the tourists come at this place just to regain the serenity of the soul, as the verdant surroundings exudes tranquillity.
Some of the major tourist attractions of Thiruvananthapuram are like Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Ramanayar Palace museum, Kuthiramallikka Palace, The Kerala Government Secretariat,The Napier Museum, Keralan Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, The Zoological Park,Kerala Legislature Assembly Complex, Kanaka Kunnu Palace, Priyadarshini Space Planetarium, Kerala Science and Technology Museum, Chacha Nehru Children's Museum, Shanghumukham Beach, Veli Tourist Village, The Padmanabhapuram Palace,Koyikkal Palace, Nedumangad, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Ponmudi, SreeMahadeva Temple, Vizhinjam and so on.
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