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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Russia: Witness the Beauty of This Incredible Nation

Russia: Witness the Beauty of This Incredible Nation

Russia is the largest country globally, offering a broad array of travel experiences. Russia’s natural beauty is mainly the snow-capped mountains, deep lakes, golden sands, icy tundra, and thousands of rivers that pass through old-fashioned villages and scenic national parks.

Below are some stunning destinations for travel addicts and lovers of active holidays to look at while in Russia.

If you intend to spend an exotic holiday destination in Russia, the first thing is to find out the weather conditions. There are various activities and celebrations throughout the season and also much sightseeing.

  • St Petersburg is a beautiful travel destination, especially for history and culture lovers. You will come across the bridges, streets resembling museums, and a romantic ambiance. The best time to visit St. Petersburg is in Summer. The city’s most famous sight is the Winter Palace, situated in the historic center of St. Petersburg. The city is also the most tourist-friendly, with lots of hotels, restaurants, and cafes for all budgets.
  • The Russian Tundra region is unique, existing near the Arctic Circle; here, trees don't grow because of the cold climate; only shrubs, moss, and certain grasses can grow. You will come across some polar bears, seals, gray wolves, and birdlife.
  • Manpupuner Rock Formations are uniquely shaped pillars. Some say they formed due to some unique nature activities, whereas some say that ancestors built them for spiritual reasons.

Winter Destination:

Winter is a beautiful time to travel to Russia.

  • Murmansk is a unique place on earth and the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. At Murmansk, you will be able to see the spectacular phenomenon called Aurora borealis or the Northern Lights.
  • Irkutsk provides a unique Russian experience. It is close to Lake Baikal. The top layer of the lake freezes in winter, giving it natural beauty. The city's central park is famous for its ice castle and a remarkable set of Sculptures.
  • The Golden Ring is known for its picturesque towns, medieval fortresses, and ancient onion-domed churches. The best time to visit the Golden Ring is in hot summers, fresh springs, golden autumns, and snowy winters. Activities like snowmobiles or Go dog-sledding, cross-country skiing through the forest, or horse riding across snowy meadows are practiced in Golden ring city. Don't miss out on trying the Russian tradition of the Banya (a Russian sauna) followed by a refreshing leap into the snow or a hole cut through a frozen pool.
  • Sochi: a trip to Sochi offers an excellent opportunity to ski or snowboard at an Olympic standard ski resort. Apart from this, you will be able to visit a beautiful sub-tropical seaside resort without the crowds of tourists. Krasnaya Polyana offers skiing facilities for children. February to March is the best time for skiing when there is usually a lot of snow and pleasant weather.

Adventurous Place in Russia:

  • Lake Baikal is a symbol of Siberia and Russia. It is the deepest and clearest lake and natural wonder.It is known as the Pearl of Siberia. Besides resting, relaxing, and breathing some pristine air, there is a lot to offer for those who want to engage in physical activities. Fishing, sailing, cycling, and horse-riding around the lake are some activities carried on. Resorts, hotels, and camping grounds are scattered around the shores.
  • Mount Elbrus is one of the top adventure destinations in Russia. The climb is quite demanding due to weather conditions.

Nightlife in Russia:

The colder the place, the hotter are its vibes. The attraction of nightlife in Russia won’t let you sleep at night. Russian cities look gorgeous with colored lights and fountains, especially at night. Russia nightlife is tourists' best pastime; they depend on local vodka, freshly brewed beer, gigs, and blondes. The Russian nightlife thrives at its best in Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad, and Yekaterinburg.

Crazy Things to Do In Russia:

  • Russians drink tree juice from a very young age. Birch sap is one of the famous traditional Russian drinks. You should visit the forest during March when the snow is melting to obtain the juice. Make a small hole in the tree trunk about two centimeters deep, insert a straw, put a jar, and collect the juice. Birch sap has healthy properties. It is beneficial for heart and blood vessels, relieves edema, and fights infections and tooth decay.
  • Play Helicopter Golf: When the golf course remains covered with a blanket of snow, how could one enjoy their hobby? But Russia has got ways around playing the sport in their ways. It’s helicopter golf.

Shopping in Russia:

  • There is a wide range of shops in Russia, from extravagance strip malls to less expensive markets.
  • A souvenir at the Izmaylovsky market is the cheapest place to buy all your typical Russian souvenirs including matryoshkas, and scarves.

Entertainment in Russia:

  • Make your evening magical by spending your time at this picturesque Opera theatre among Russia's enchanting folklore. Everything is fantastic, right from decorations, ballet, symphony orchestra, costumes, dancing music.
  • Participating in Bubble Baba Challenge is the funniest thing to do. They jump on blow-up sex dolls while they dive into the river. They have competition who will be the fastest flotation device-assisted swimmer. These games can be participated by people who are 16 yrs and above.
  • Gorky Park is a lively place with games, concerts, recreation, public gathering, and other special events. Gorky Park offers valuable amenities like a childcare room, multiple play areas, plenty of parking, a first-aid center, and free Wi-Fi. There is an ice-skating rink, an education center, a cinema, and several restaurants in the premises.

Cuisine in Russia:

  • Russian cuisine is distinctive and unique. Dishes mainly consist of dough from various items such as pies, cakes, rolls, dumplings, and homemade noodles. Meat, poultry, and fish dishes are served on various occasions.

The Best Time to Visit Russia:

  • The summer is the best time to visit Russia, from June to the end of August.
  • Autumn is a short season in Russia where the weather is quite unpredictable.
  • Winter is very harsh in Russia, starting from December to February.
  • The weather is quite cold but bearable during spring, starting from March to the end of May.

To invoke the explorer in you, Russia is a perfect paradise to be explored. That is why Russia is said to be the land of magical beauty and endless attractions.

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