Location & Accessibility :
Budapest is one of the most beautiful European cities and because of this is frequented by tourists from all over the world. It is easily accessible by air, road and even by water. Budapest has its own airport and commercial port.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and is in fact two cities Buda and Pest divided by the river Danube. Hence it is also called the Twin City. It has 9 bridges and 7 islands of which the notable ones are Margaret Island and Csepel Island.Budapest is known for its cultural heritage and architecture. Hence there are many museums, cathedrals, synagogues and even palaces and castles. There are beautiful parks and thermal water baths that the locals and tourists alike flock to.
Best time to Visit :
The climate in Budapest is relatively mild. So the best times to visit Budapest would be March to May and from September to November. But to see Budapest blanketed in snow you should visit it in the months of November to January. These are also the times when there are less tourists and one can avail the best hotel deals.
Places of Interest :
Saint Stephen?s Basilica.
River Danube- Floating Bus ride
Hungarian State Opera House.
Hungarian Parliament Building.
Hungarian National Museum.
Visit here in the Spring (March to May) and you can even experience the Budapest Spring Festival. Another Festival to look out for happens during Easter. The Easter fair brings with it a lot of stalls and markets that happen in the city centre and other popular locations. One can take a tram ride through the city or a pleasant boat ride down the river Danube. Don't forget to try the local brew called the Palinka. Also Alcoholic beverages in general are quite cheap in Budapest. It is best advised to change your currency into Hungarian Forints on arrival. Also do not make use of the hotels and airports for conversion. You would end up with a bad deal. Please be wary of people who approach you on the streets asking for currency conversion. Convert currency in the casinos for a better deal. The local road transport is very cheap. So avail the trams and metros to get around the city. And keep a map of the city handy with your hotel address marked. Make sure to bargain and haggle for the best deals on souvenirs at any of the local shops or stalls. Deak has a lot of shops and stores. One can enjoy a quiet dinner on one of the many boat restaurants on the River Danube with a backdrop of the Buda Castle and the famous Szechenyi Chain Bridge.