Lithuania is a country with a colorful and diverse history, represented by its historical attractions and heritage sites. It is a Northern European country located
along the Baltic Sea’s southeastern shore, with Vilnius (a fascinating artists’ enclave) being its capital. Fly to Lithuania and explore its Baltic coastlines, cobbled
streets, extravagant churches, and timeworn courtyards to the fullest. The Curonian Spit of Lithuania is a slender sand spit about 100 km long, acting as a barrier
between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. It is home to the highest moving sand dunes (ranging from 35 to 60 meters) of Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage
Best time to visit
Enjoy Lithuania at its best in summer, from June to August, when the weather is ideal for relaxing by the beaches. You can also be a part of the unique festivals held
during this time, such as the Vilnius Festival, Culture Night, Art Vilnius, World Lithuanian Song Festival, Kristopher Summer Festival, etc. Spring (April to May) and
autumn (October to December) are best for nature lovers, when you can find romance in the air, with the blooming flowers.
How to reach Lithuania
Vilnius Airport is the major international airport of Lithuania, located in Vilnius. It is about 6 km away from the city and is accessible by trains, buses, minibuses,
taxis, and rental cars. Have a wonderful flying experience from India to Vilnius, with top international airlines such as Aeroflot, Gulf Air
, Jet Airways, Lufthansa,
, British Airways
, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines
, etc. Though there are no direct flights from India to Lithuania.
Places to stay
Lithuania provides innumerable accommodation options such as budget hotels, apartments, hostels, farm stays, campgrounds, secluded lodges, holiday rentals,
guesthouses, resorts, etc. If you want to stay in Vilnius, then the Old Town, Cathedral Square, Snipiskes, Gedimino prospektas, Naujamiestis, and Vilnius City Centre
are the best areas. The per-night accommodation rates vary from INR 2,500 to INR 14,000 approximately. Seaside towns such as Palanga, Nida, Trakai, Neringa, Siauliai,
and Marijampole offer excellent stays to tourists.
Vilnius boasts of some splendid historic attractions like the Gediminas’ Tower, Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius Cathedral, St. Anne’s Church, and The Park of Europe.
You cannot miss the splendid Curonian Spit (Kursiu National Park) from your itinerary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with Europe’s largest moving sand dunes and
offers amazing sites like the Parnidis Dune, Neringa History Museum, Witches’ Hill, Lithuania Sea Museum, and Amber Gallery.
The Hill of Crosses in Siauliai is said to be a place of miracles. It presents a bizarre sight, with over 200,000 crosses of different sizes and types. Druskininkai
Aquapark is a must-see tourist spot that has beautiful parks and mineral springs. It is an adventure park but also has elegant buildings, a snow arena, and interesting
Other interesting places to visit are the Aukštaitija National Park, Gates of Dawn, Bernardine Gardens, KGB Museum, Trakai Castle, Old Town Kaunas, and Palanga
Shopping in Lithuania
Didzioji Street, Hales Market, Gariunai, Kalvariju Market, Tymo Market, Akropolis Flea Market, and Vokieciu Street in Vilnius are the best places for shopping in
Lithuania. Fill your bags with a variety of products like handbags, vintage goods, hand-knitted socks, clothes, organic cosmetics and soaps, fruits, vegetables, toys,
old paintings, etc.
Lithuanian cuisine shares its traditions with its Baltic neighbors, Poland and Ukraine. It includes foods such as potatoes, beets, barley, green vegetables, rye,
mushrooms, berries, and dairy products to suit the cool northern climate. Do not miss out on most popular dishes, like Saltibarsciai (cold beet soup), Bulvinial Blynai
(potato pancakes), Bismarck herring (pickled herring), Kibinai (Lithuanian pastry), Balandeliai (stuffed cabbage), Cepelinai (potato dumplings), and Spurgos
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