Bahrain experiences increase in visitor traffic this year
Posted on Friday 25 May 2012
in Themes, Travel
There is an island state in the Persian Gulf that has been receiving a lot of attention lately as a hot tourism destination. According to Bloomberg Business Week, recent findings posted by the Bahrainian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) indicate there has been a significant increase in air traffic during the first three months of 2012 compared to last year's statistics.
Bahrain is an archipelago of more than 30 islands, boasting a population of about 1 million residents that undergoes an influx during the peak travel season. Famous for its beaches and exotic culture, many Indian travellers head to this destination every year for holidays full of sand, sun and interesting attractions.
The increase in traffic is partly due to the political unrest that was happening this time last year that has since been quelled, allowing for more travellers to book their trips to the area. Experts say they estimate about 2 million passengers took flights to Bahrain in the first quarter of 2012 for a mix of business and leisure trips.
What to see and do in Bahrain
Indian travellers have a wealth of options when it comes to how they can spend their time in Bahrain on their vacation. Some of the more popular attractions include the massive Bahrain National Museum, the Royal Tombs and the Al-Fatih Mosque. The most scenic beaches to explore include the ones found on islands like Al Dar and Amwaj.
The cuisine in Bahrain is memorable as well as delicious. Travellers will be able to sample various dishes at an eclectic list of restaurants, including the popular establishment called Mezzaluna. Professional chefs serve up tasty dishes with a twist, including grilled calamari with pasta or homemade crab bisque. For something a little more authentic, there are countless shwarma stands found throughout the islands offering wraps full of perfectly roasted chicken, lamb or beef with cucumber and tomatoes.
Although Bahrain is mostly safe to visit, Indian travellers may want to keep up to date with news on this island state as conditions can change quickly, which may make some individuals alter their travel plans. However, with accurate information and preparation, a visit to Bahrain for a holiday can be a great option for Indians looking to have an adventure travel trip.
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