Why Russia?

Russia is the largest nation in the world and it has wide range of options to explore. The entire country still flourishes in its rich culture and heritage, simultaneously developing in terms of infrastructure, technology and trends. This country is surrounded by European as well as Asian countries, so it sports a unique culture. The tourist places in Russia is a paradise for history lovers as the various monuments and sites that each have a story to discover. The country also flourishes in ancient art styles, being a treat for artistry tourists. Each region of the country has a historical story and deserves separate attention.

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It is very important to note the climate of Russia and plan your visit accordingly as many attractions and places are subject to seasonal changes and you might miss out on them. There are about 23 UNESCO World heritage centres with a few more lined up as a tentative list and hence the culture and heritage attracts tourists all over the world. The tourism industry has seen a big boom in the recent years. While most of your time will be occupied by visiting the heritage sites, do not miss the local street markets and food that will have you in for surprise.

Top Attractions of Russia

The Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin

This “Fortress inside a city” is a major tourist attraction of Russia, I mean, this Kremlin Palace! Yes, of course, this is an open fact and everyone knows it very well. It is best known for its Kremlins AKA Russian citadels and includes five palaces, four cathedrals including this “Grand Kremlin Palace” with Kremlin towers.

St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral

Ivan Vasilyevich also known as Ivan Grozny, the first Tsar of Russia, ordered the construction of this cathedral in the mid-16th century and the idea behind the building of this cathedral was to honor the victories of the Russian armies over the independent Tatar khanates of Kazan and Astrakahn.

Red Square
Red Square

 Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) with the Kremlin was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. It is the most famous and largest places to visit in Moscow.

The State Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery

An invaluable treasure trove of art, “the State Tretyakov Gallery” was built in the year 1856. Unlike the name suggests, the gallery was not founded by one, but by two brothers Tretyakov and his younger brother Sergei.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Russia is the largest nation in the world and it has wide range of options to explore. The entire country still flourishes in its rich culture and heritage, simultaneously developing in terms of infrastructure, technology and trends. This country is surrounded by European as well as Asian countries, so it sports a unique culture. The tourist places in Russia is a paradise for history lovers as the various monuments and sites that each have a story to discover. The country also flourishes in ancient art styles, being a treat for artistry tourists. Each region of the country has a historical story and deserves separate attention.

The easiest and best way to reach Russia is by taking a flight to reach Moscow. Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport is the major airport and there are many direct flights from various countries that land here. You could also reach Russia via the Volga-Baltic waterway if you are coming from Europe. And, again if you are coming from Europe, you can reach Russia through the Russian Railways. But, if you are going from India for instance, then the best way to reach Moscow would be to take a direct flight via the Russian Airline named Aeroflot and reach the International Airport of Sheremetyevo. It would take about six hours to reach Moscow.

No, traveling to Russia is not that expensive as compared to other countries of Europe. Russia is cheaper for the Indians as you could expect to shell out anywhere close to 6000 INR per day. And in dollars that amount would be around 49 US dollars a day.

Seven to ten days are more than enough for a thorough Russia tour. During this span of time you can visit the Russian Capitals, Moscow and St Petersburg without overcoming any hassles.

Yes, it is advisable to have some vaccines taken before your travel to Russia. Apart from the routine background vaccines such as tetanus, some of the other vaccines recommended are : typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and Tick-borne encephalitis.

The best time to visit Russia is during the summer months that extend from May to October. That is because Russia is one of the coldest countries in the world and it is important to note the climate well in advance and then plan a visit accordingly.

Yes, you require a visa for visiting Russia because there is no option of visa on arrival. And, you can get a Russian Visa by visiting the nearest consulate in your city. You will require specific documents for the process of visa and those include confirmed tickets, passport validation, and stay confirmation. In about twenty days you will get your visa but you must apply well in advance because visa processing takes time. You have to download the application form and reach the Russian Consulate for further processes and interviews.

Yes, Russia is safe for tourism because you will never come across any news of violent crimes committed in broad daylight. But, having said that no country is free of crimes so you may encounter petty crimes like pickpocketing. Take basic precautions and you are good to go.

The Russian Currency is called Russian Ruble and the code of the currency is RUB. 1 RUB= 1.13 INR while 1 USD = 57.98 RUB. You can easily get your money exchanged in bureaus of airport exchange, hotels, and banks. It is vital to remember that exchanging money with the Russian street vendors is illegal, unlike other countries. You also cannot trade with Euros and US dollars, transactions will happen through RUB.

Cuisine: The Russian drinks and food are going to satisfy you so much that you crave for more. Hence, whenever in Russia, do not miss on trying the Piroggi, Blinis, Syrniki, and Borscht soup. Russia’s traditional food mainly consists of veggies and porridges. Overtime, these porridges have been customised and developed into many different varieties using different local ingredients. Apart from the basic, the popular dishes in the Russian cuisine consist of caviar, Borscht, Bliny, Beef stroganoff, Pelmeni and so on.
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