There are many reasons why I travel, the foremost is to see new places and experience varied cultures. When I am picking a place to travel too, I most often end up choosing places that have a different culture from what we see in India. At the outset Oman, might seem similar to India, but if you look closer you see how unique its culture is. Given its strategic location and abundant natural resources, the country has always been of vital importance in the Arab world. Centuries of trade have influenced the country in many unique ways. Part desert, part mountain, part coastal area – Oman manages to pack all this and more, even though it isn't a large country in size.
Considered to be one of Asia's best kept secrets - Oman brings to my mind images of faraway desert lands, beautiful oasis flanked by palm trees, soaring minarets, a vibrant Middle Eastern cultural fabric complete with souqs, smiling faces, frankincense and more.