Hey there lovely people, I hope all of you are having a great start to 2018. So, today I have a story of Prague to share with you, which I recently had a chance of visiting. Well yeah, I visited it exactly a month back and I was waiting to share my experience with this “Oh, so Romantic!” city of Czech Republic with you.
I always had Prague on my must visit lists after watching it in the movie ” Rockstar” and ” Jab Harry Met Sejal”. Also, the numerous stories I had heard from people who visited it, I knew I had to go there one day for sure. December,2017 brought the most beautiful travel fairytale of my life to reality. I remember getting out of the airport, feeling the chilled air brush across my face, the sky was so blue and the vibes it passed across me. Prague, was beautiful than I imagined it to be in my dreams. No, I’m not over exagerating at all.
Next thing we did is, hopped onto our bus and made our way to the hotel. That bus drive to our hotel gave us glimpses, that were everything. Pastel infrastructure, cobbled streets, people dressed up so elegantly in their jackets , Charles bridge, the cute little houses, quaint cafe’s on the end of streets, all of it shouted, “Welcome to our city of love and romance.” I literally mean it. I knew then, why it is known as the best honeymoon destination. Prague would give you privacy with your partner, every corner of the city would make a picturesque spot for your pictures or selfies and you can even have fun exploring the city.
Well, that was for the honeymoon part. But, I think who is going to wait until marriage. I couldn’t either. Wait, if you are thinking it is going to be an expensive trip, I might want to stop you before you think any further. Here’s the plan, book your tickets atleast 2 months prior to your visit. That will get you your tickets for about 40,000 – 45,000 INR ( round trip). Now, coming to accomodation, you can find hostels for upto 400-700 rupees per night stay (good hostels) or if you book your hotel in advance along with your tickets, you will find a good hotel for about 3000-5000 rupees per night. So, if you are planning to stay for atleast a week which I would recommend, you will have sorted your accomodation for a week in 21,000 – 25,000 rupees. Also, if you are travelling with a friend or a group of friends, you can split the room fee. Viola! lots of money saved. Other than that, you need to fund your travel around the city and your food, offcourse. Take the bus, when it comes to travel. Public transport will give you feels of the local life and will also take you to your destination correctly. When in Prague, do not forget to try out the street food, especially Trdelnik and the hot mulled wine. Also, you will be stunned to know that all the fine dine restaurants in Prague aren’t expensive at all. It is like dining in a decent restaurant of India.
I lived at the Hotel Corinthia,Prague. It has to be one of the best hotels in Prague. It costs about 6500-7000 rupees per night. Worth all that money. Beautiful and comfy rooms, view of the entire city from the room, amazing hospitality, all the amenities like gym, spa, swimming pool, etc and 2 restaurants to dine in, out of which one holds 2 michelin stars. You want to experience luxury living, chose Corinthia!
Now, listing down the must visits while you are in Prague.
1.Christmas markets if you visit between November – December 31st . (Also, the best time to visit this city)
2. Old town Square. ( The oldest square of Prague)
3.Charles Bridge ( The most popular attractions of the city. Way too beautiful to be described in words.)
4. Prague Castle ( Historical beauty. Do watch the shifting of the guards here that happens every 1 hour)
5. Wenceslas Square ( You can shop here, chill at a cafe and you will want to take a ton of pictures here I promise.)
6.Dancing house ( Gehry- designed tower with a restaurant and club)
7.John lennon wall ( For some pictures, off course)
8. Letna Park. (A very beautiful park )
9. Old townn hall. ( Astronomical clock Tower)
10. River Cruise on the Vltava river. ( Cruise departs from the Czech bridge. It is about a 50 mins ride. You can enjoy the food or the bar while you are on it which is included in the price you pay for the cruise which is about 12 euros that comes upto 800 rupees. Also, you cannot miss this at all. It is a “must must” do. You will get a look of the entire city )
So, that was listing down some of the top places that you shouldn’t miss while you are in Prague. But, trust me when I say this. Prague, has my heart. There is something about this city that is so magical. The only place that I did not feel like returning home from. This City, the weather, the people, each and everything makes you feel like ” Home.” I have so many memories from this place that are locked up in my mind and heart, forever. Also, the best memory was experiencing the first snowfall of my life, so surreal!
This is it, for Prague. Click on the videos below to watch a detailed view of the city from my point of view. Also, before I say goodbye, I would want to ask, “So, when do you plan to go to Prague, my love ?! ”