Manila - The Capital City Of Philippines- An Exotic Destination
Domestically, Manila is known as the political, financial and Capital center of the Philippines. Travelers describe Manila as a chaotic city that is a gateway to exotic destinations, where you can release your worldly tension. For some visitors this beautiful destination means stress and hassle. For others, it means lots of excitement and pleasant surprises.
Best time to visit: Jan-To-Apr
Things to do: Helicopter Tours, Enjoy Beachside Views, Dive In Deep In The Waters, Explore Hidden Gems
HOW TO REACH MANILA
- Flight - The main airport that is close to Manila is Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). However, there are no direct flights from India to Philippines ! The other way of flying is via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok, they have direct flights to Manila. You can catch a flight any time of the day, since they are flights coming to and from Philippines on daily basis. Book a few months beforehand or off-season if you are on a budget!
- Sea - Why not approach Philippines in a different way? An exotic Cruise Trip sounds luxurious, doesn't it? What if we told you, it can be in under your budget! Try to board the ship from Asian countries like Indonesia , the cost is lower there than usual! The ship/ferry leaves from the ports around twice a week, and the journey might take approx. 36 hours but it can vary from the destination your board from.
HOW TO GET AROUND
- Cab - Cabs are the most common mode of transport and easily accessible in Manila. Book a cab on Uber or GrabCab.
- Bus - Buses, offered by top companies such as Victory Liner, are a great way to get around, especially in the northern regions. Seats are limited, so you'll need to book your seats in advance.
- Ferry - Fancy island hopping? Ferry is the way to go. These are affordable ways to travel between the various islands if you don't want to take a plane. There are all kinds of ferry rides here, so do your research beforehand.
- Tricycle - Exploring the Philippine countryside? Then try riding a tricycle. Much like Thai tuk-tuks, these adorable bikes are actually powered by motorcycles. Fast and affordable, this is the best way to roam the rural areas of the Philippines or Manila.