Czech Republic has emerged out of the Soviet Bloc successfully and is now thriving under a stable and progressive democratic country. Czech Republic is a beautiful country shaped by mountains, rivers and wonderful medieval town and cities that are blessed with myriad architecture, rich art and culture, music and a delightful craft beer scene. Czech Republic looks like a kingdom straight out of the fairy tale books. This beautiful country has charming medieval castles, quaint countryside villages, cobbled street lanes, quaint markets and churches. Prague, the country’s capital is renowned for its Gothic, Renaissance and Modernist architecture. It’s cafes and restaurants are now experimenting with new styles of cooking while its craft beer scene is attracting plenty of tourists.
The country is small but has amazing natural beauties that are very well preserved and protected national parks. You can enjoy myriad landscapes like scenic river valleys, rolling farmlands, green meadows, mountains and forested valleys. Prague is not the just only delights, it has amazing cities like Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Kutna Hora, Olomouc, Telc and Plisen. This Central European country is steadily growing in reputation as a travel destination. Its smaller size allows a short break as well as key hub for exploring the neighbouring countries of Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and Slovenia.
Prague, the beautiful capital city of Czech Republic is considered as one of the most scenic cities in the world. Check out its quant attractions like Prague Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, etc. Cesky Krumlov is known for its Bohemian, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture like Cesky Krumlov Castle. Brno is known for its modernist architecture, castles and museums. Karlovy Vary is a beautiful spa town with coloured houses, churches and wonderful hiking trails. Apart from these you can also visit the cities of Pilsen, Kutna Hora, Olomouc, Telc, Ostrava and amazing beautiful natural parks like Podyji National Park, Sumava National Park, etc.
Prague is well connected by major European airlines from Indian cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is main international gateway to the country. Several major European airlines like KLM, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines offer multi-stop flights to Prague. Middle East airlines of Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, etc. also offer connecting flights to the city of Prague from their main hubs.
Czech Republic is a member country of Schengen Agreement and accepts Schengen Visa. Visa must be applied at least 15 days (minimum) before your departure date. A valid passport with three months of validity, latest passport size photograph, duly signed and filled form along with the required visa fees must be submitted along with your application. The visa processing takes around 15 days excluding weekends and public holidays. You can stay for a maximum period of 90 days.
Czech Republic is a small country but has lots of travel attractions. Every Czech Republic holiday package must include visits to the cities of Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary and Brno. The ideal package length should be around 6-7 days to enjoy the very best of the Czech Republic. However, this beautiful fairy tale country demands a slower pace of travel and attention to its scenic natural landscapes, its wonderful Gothic architecture, cobbled stone lanes and quaint cafes, restaurants and art galleries. So, if your sole aim is to travel slowly in the Czech Republic and soak in the sights and sounds of the country, keep 10-15 days in your hands.
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