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Egypt: Where magical mystery abounds

A free soul with a bohemian outlook is sure to get hooked to the glorious state of Egypt.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 12:12 IST
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A free soul with a bohemian outlook is sure to get hooked to the adventure that awaits one and all in the glorious state of Egypt.

The place holds a magical mystery and would be an idle honeymoon destination for newly weds who can capture some romantic moments amidst the magnificent mythological civilisation of Egypt that is less travelled, and experience the

Seven Wonders of the World

Cairo one of the largest cities centered in the Middle East and Africa which is the route that leads all to the three continents in the world, is undoubtedly the triumphant city and capital of Egypt.

The best way to start off the journey of life in Egypt is by checking into a cruise ship for a week's voyage that takes one to a pleasurable tour down the River Nile.

The river flows from as far south as tropical Africa and one has to just close their eyes to sink into a magical world where the states magnificent history can be unfolded.

The Nile cuts its way through the Sahara before embarking on the Mediterranean coast.

Apart from offering a chance to experience the life of royals, the Nile provides the best natural scenario the world has ever seen, and with such an ambience Nile is indeed the lifeline of Egypt.

It has been noted that historically the Nile cruises were the only mode by which one could visit the temples and tombs that were located along the stretch of the river. The cruise provides some inspiring site seeing of the pyramids, museums and a glimpse of some ancient relics.

This stable characterisation of the river can rub on all who comes in contact with it, because at the end of the cruise the bond of life is sure to get strengthened to a lifetime of happiness.

But before one uncovers the mysteries of ancient Egypt, one should not miss an adrenaline opportunity in the waters of the Red Sea and enjoy a scuba dive experience.

Also one can enjoy and get mesmerised with the sheer beauty of the marine life at close counters and catch a glimpse of over 1000 species in all shapes and sizes in the depths of the Gulf of Aqaba. Once here do make a stop over at the lighthouse which is another classic feature that offers sprawling coral gardens and a fantastic kaleidoscope of marine life.

Egypt is so rich in its heritage that it has the distinctive honour of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World with its pyramids especially the Great Pyramid of Giza.

It is one of the best architectural creations made by man that has stood the test of time and its spectacular features are designed with such acumen that its impact can be seen even from a far of planet like moon.

Egyptians are very proud of their mythological heritage and would love the world to visit these architectural treasures which are present in the temples and museums. These significant tourist spots are of great educational value to a student and any tourist in general imparting knowledge on the way.

Some of the 4000 year old temples out here are adorned with some incredible carvings and paintings and it is mind boggling to browse through the Egyptian Museum which has a huge collection of valuable artifacts like the famous Sphinx sculpture which is a priceless Egyptian monument and the portraits of Hippo goddess.

Also experience a Pharaoh existence through the tombs and uncover the stories of the well mummified royal kings and queens of a bygone era, especially those found in Tutankhamun's tomb who was a minor Pharaoh.

The place dazzles one with its gold and precious jewelleries and makes one want to own their collection of Egyptian jewels.

A lifetime is not enough to discover the wonders of Egypt but an inspiring excursion out here is sure to make one treasure the historical moments, and will make any tourist stack up his/her suitcase with priceless mementos the region has to offer. Nevertheless, one can relive the journey through the many postcards collected on the way.