Armenia is a paradise! It keeps showering delightful experiences on its travel devotees. This beautiful mountainous country enthralls visitors with a galore of impressive monasteries, art and cultural festivals, tranquil ambiance along with rich cuisines and warm hospitality. Beyond these, adventure opportunities will magnify your outlook and will bring out a new you.
Accommodation and food
Armenia offers a wide range of lodging options such as; Central hotel, Villa Delenda, and North Avenue Hotel in Yerevan, Hotel De La Krunk, Lavash Hotel and Noy Land Resort located in Sevan, Best Western Paradise Hotel, Tufenkian Old Complex, Casanova Inn in Dilijan.
Where to go and what to see
One of the ancient cities in the world, the capital of Armenia has its own importance in the legendary history of the country. This place is also called ‘Pink City’ as the pink color is dominated in most of its architecture. While Erebuni fortress holds the spirit and breath of ancient times, Republic square, Cascade complex and Opera House explains what modern Armenia is. Visitors come from around the planet to discover its impressive architectural masterpieces, scenic landscapes, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
A picturesque freshwater lake in the world, Lake Sevan is often called the Pearl of Armenia. Located in the Eastern part of the country, this is one of the highest located lakes in the world. Blessed with fresh air and sandy beaches, this natural treasure is a popular holiday resort. There are a lot of wonderful structures located along this lake such as Sevanavank monastery, fortress, and homes making it a beautiful place to spend time.
Tsaghkadzor Ski Town
A true delight for the winter holiday seekers, Tsakhkadzor is a major tourist center in Armenia. Fans of skiing and snowboarding will find this as a great place for partaking their favorite activity at an affordable rate.
Other things to do in Tsakhkadzor are walking through the nearby forests or simply relaxing in the resorts. The main attraction of this ski resort is 11th-century monastery ‘Kecharis’ which consists of a couple of churches and bell houses. Ropeway cable car ride is also a must not miss attraction here.
Garni, a major village in Armenia, is well known for its classical temple. Dedicated to god Mythra, this mysterious temple has Hellenic style architecture. It is perhaps the famous monument in the Pre-Christian era as well as the only surviving pagan temple in the country.
What we see now is the restoration of the early temple, which was once destroyed. Stunning surroundings and tranquil ambiance of the place attracts a lot of tourists.
Fondly known as “Armenian Switzerland ”, Dilijan is a natural haven located amidst the lush evergreen forests. Beyond its incredible natural beauty, this place has ages old monasteries such as Haghartsin, Goshavank, and Matosavank, which are perfect examples of medieval architecture.
This much-loved spa town is now becoming a thriving center for Armenian art and culture activities. Dilijan Mineral water is widely accepted for its curative properties.
Best time to visit
Armenia is best visited during late May and early June or at the end of September and beginning of October. Climate is pleasant and comfortable for vacation during this time. The months of December, January and February are extremely cold in Armenia and it is better to avoid traveling during this time.
Safety and security
The country is a very safe place with a less number of criminal offenses. It is advisable that visitors should take some precautions such as avoid walking alone at night, driving in remote places, taking care of valuable things in your hand. Also, taking care of yourselves while crossing roads.
Laws To Know Before You Go
- Respect local customs and traditions of the country.
- Always carry a passport with you.
- Use of drugs illegally can be charged with huge fines along with long-term imprisonment.
- Photography is strictly prohibited in sensitive areas.
Understanding all these things will help you to plan the Armenian trip carefully.
Pick a suitable Armenia travel package… enjoy your holidays in this beautiful country.