Budapest, otherwise called the Little Paris of Central Europe is one of the celebrated vacationer spots in Europe.
This city is comprised of two particular sides, the Buda and Pest, both isolated by the wonderful Danube River.
The Buda side is notable with a few historical centers and Roman vestiges, while the Pest is the urban focus of the city and is for business, loaded with clubs, bistros, and markets.
I remained in Budapest for 2 weeks and had 3 entire days to visit the city. On the first day, I leased a bicycle. Bicycle rental is cheap and is accessible all around, you simply need to pay some advance (i paid 50 euro) and I leased for a day which cost 3500 HUF.
For the following two day, I took the tours from city sightseeing, which offers 48 hours trip in hop on -hop off buses and 2 boat ride, free walking tour to some places. Free bicycle rental likewise included for a few spots which I don’t know prior. There are likewise many free coupons which incorporate free brew, goulash soup and so on. And all included for only 24 Euro(1800 INR) which is super cheap.
The full route maps offered by the tour is below. If you are new to the city and needs to visit many places in short time, then I suggest taking this tour.
Now let’s show you some of my favorite pictures taken during the trip.
Hungarian Parliament Building
The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest is one of the popular tourist destination in the city.
I took the picture from the boat in Danube river. It’s truly delightful to see from the Danube, particularly around night time.
The castle is part of what is known as the Castle District, which has several medieval and Baroque houses, churches and other buildings.
The castle is the great spot to get a panoramic view over the Danube. Climbing up might be tiring, so I recommend to take tram for arrival and walk for the return, which take 10-15 minutes.
Named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from here, Gellért Hill rises 235 meters over the Danube.
The Gellert hill is also a great place to get the panoramic view of the Pest side of the city. Here is the view from hill
The square itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The square was built in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest of Hungary.
The square is also the site of two important museums – the Museum of Fine Arts and Palace of Art.
The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone bridge in the Danube river which connects Buda and Pest. Here is the view taken from Buda castle.
St. Stephen’s Basilica
It is named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary. The dome is absolutely beautiful and you will get a beautiful view of the city from the top.
I also had an opportunity to see the red bull flying show. It was really stunning.
Here is one of the flight model placed during the airshow.
Contrasted with Indian cities, Budapest is much smaller, much less congested, less polluted and has friendly people, however the exception is food.
Here is me at a Hungarian restaurant, fighting with food 🙂 More pictures can be found on my Flickr