Where: ThailandWhat to do: Located in northern Thailand, about 700 kms from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to expand your horizons by visiting the city’s beautiful temples and historical sites. However, November brings with it the much-awaited festival of Loi Krathong in this city. Thousands of candle powered lanterns fill the sky along with fireworks while Krathongs (small candlelit boats) are floated on rivers. Chiang Mai is the epicentre of this activity and is a favourite with locals and travellers. You can check for its yearly dates here.