Since the time I had been hearing about this country, I was curious and eager to visit it. The underrated and oft-forgotten country of Armenia, is located in Eurasia’s South Caucasus region, and nestled between Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. It’s difficult to say whether this country is part of Europe or Asia. Home to some of the world’s oldest monuments, breathtaking vistas, a hospitable culture with a rich history and a delightful food and drink scene, Armenia offers a gamut of travel experiences that will not disappoint. It’s also not overcrowded with tourists yet, a fantastic ingredient in the recipe for a unique and awesome modern day travel experience.
Armenia has a large diaspora, with about 8 million Armenians living throughout the world. Thisi is much larger than the current 3 million population of Armenia itself.
My travel partners air Arabia holidays and Air Arabia has daily direct to Yerevan,
Air Arabia and air Arabia Holidays, always makes it quick and smart! As soon as I reached Sharjah International Airport, they pampered me with their Hala Service which is a unique range of services that made my journey simple and hassle free. I was greeted and assisted, had a fast track check-in and immigration clearance, used the smart gates, and went into duty free in hardly in a few minutes. I mean it was that quick! There I spent some time at leisure in the lounge. Also scrolled through there app, Air Arabia Now you can make and manage your bookings anywhere, anytime at the tap of a finger, with their user friendly mobile app.
I was already feeling great with the pampering and then, it was even better when I entered the aircraft. Generally, we struggle with leg room in aircrafts. But Air Arabia’s planes have all-economy class cabins. Legroom allowances are generally the same for all passengers
Travelers who require extra legroom can upgrade to bulkhead or exit row seats. The interiors were also classy, chic and comfortable and I had a pleasant flight 3 and half hour flight. They served me vegetable biriyani and I was content and happy before I landed in Yerevan.
A nice and pleasant flight landed me into the city of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. as usual made things smooth for me at the Yerevan airport. Visa was done in 15 minutes, for Indians its visa on arrival. Out side the airport wI was welcomed by our guide Carrinne, her smile ad red roses made me feel very welcomes. A twenty minute drive took us to Radisson Blue.
WE drove to the hotel. The hotel was really nice. With a stunning location near Victory Park and Areni Lake, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Yerevan offers 5-star accommodation on the upscale Azatutyan Avenue. magnificent hilltop setting provides beautiful views of Yerevan city center against the backdrop of Mount Ararat,
The city centre is divided into two parts, upper Yerevan and lower Yerevan. I were staying in upper Yerevan. I freshened up quickly and thought, a walking tour was the best way to really get immersed in Yerevan’s culture, history and cuisine. So off we went! The city centre was, of course, the place to do this, as it was home to landmarks like the grand Republic Square, the impressive Opera House, the 18th century Blue Mosque and the famous Cascade complex. the cascades – open-air giant stairwell leading to the top of the hill with an unforgettable view of Mount Ararat and the city of Yerevan. It sits right in the city centre and is one of its key landmarks. It was built during the Soviet period in 1971 and was completely renovated in 2009. It has eight levels, all of which are accessible by climbing up the stairwell, though those that would rather not walk can take an elevator. I decided to walk down, the views over the city were absolutely breathtaking. I was so glad I came here as it was certainly not a place to be missed. The cascades were decorated with sculptures, fountains and patches of grass. We walked down the stairs of cascades, towards the fountains and park where various art pieces were displayed, I saw some beautiful sculptures by the Columbian artist Fernando Botero