Latvia, a beautiful country in Europe. It has been a preferred study destination for Indian students for a long time. They go there and groom their career in a new place. But when a student is living there then he should visit some of the cool places for Latvia. As most of the tourist destinations are quite affordable and near to each other, a student can visit easily. So without any delay let's introduce you to top places to visit in Latvia through our blog. The blog is written by Ms. Krimi Shah. She is our Sr. Admission Process Executive at Edugo Abroad.
Enjoy the blog through the words of Ms. Krimi Shah.
Surviving a week of studies, assignments, lectures, tests, projects students need an escape from their routines. Besides providing quality education to its students, Latvia has so many other activities that are perfect for students to gear up for Workaholic Monday. Let's find out what students can do in free time while studying in Latvia.
#1. Visit Switzerland of Latvia
Located near Riga, Sigulda is considered as Switzerland of Latvia. Along with its amazing scenic beauty, Sigulda is also a top destination to carry out adventure activities like Aerodium, Bungee jumping, sliding down in a real bobsleigh or you may conquer a treetop obstacle course at the Tarzāns and Mežakaķis playgrounds in the sky. Here students can also witness poetic ruins of Sigulda Castle across the valley and the imposing 19th century New Castle next door. Students can also experience the Sigulda Opera Festival which is held every year in June.
#2. History Lover? Latvia also has places with rich ancient history!
Cesis is famous for its enchanting history and the eye-catching castles located in the city. Built-in 1214, the Cesis Castle originally served as the residence of the Knights of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword and is one of the most spectacular destinations of cultural tourism in Latvia. Also, you can explore one of the oldest breweries in Baltic and Nordic countries, Cēsus alus which was established in 1590. The Cesis's St.John's Church is considered one of the oldest medieval architectural monuments in Latvia.
#3. Heart of Latvia, Riga has so many attractions
Riga, the capital of Latvia has so many places which you should not really miss out. It is one of the largest and most exciting metropolia in the Baltics students can visit. Of course, students can't miss Riga’s legendary nightlife; a medley of hedonistic basement bars and thumping clubs that host amazing parties. If one wants to know more about Latvian history then Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is the exact place they are looking for.
#4. What's missing? Beaches? To your surprise, Latvia also has that too!
Being "the city where the wind is born", Liepaja has a wonderful coastline. During the first World War, Liepaja was the capital of Latvia. Most of the people are attracted to its white-sand beaches. Vecliepaja and Dienvidrietumi are the two most famous beaches in Liepaja. The Northern half of Liepaja, known as Karosta is famous for an annual beach music festival which is usually held in July.
#5. Ravishing Architecture sights
Riga is home to more than 800 staggeringly intact Art Nouveau buildings. Right from Town Hall Square where you can find House of the Blackheads, the Latvian Occupation Museum, the Baroque Clock Tower to Old Town in Riga which is located on the beautiful Daugava River to Saint Peter’s Church to Saint Mary’s Dome Cathedral, the architectures will surely amaze you. You can witness many facades decorated with the swirling nature motives, goddesses and mythological beasts typical of the style while wandering the streets of Riga. If you want to dive deeper, you can even visit the Art Nouveau Museum and Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.
#6. Take a tour of Fairytale Forests
If you want to get to the heart of Latvia, you surely can't miss out on a walk through the woods. Almost 45% of the land of the country is covered by forests, making Latvia a rich country in natural resources and lesser pollution. One of the places to experience a fairy tale forest is Ķemeri National Park where there is a large expansion of forest and bog near Jurmala. Along with that Gauja National Park in the Northeast of Riga has leafy paths between the ruins of three castles and the Gauja river.
#7. Visit Latvian Venice
A small town Kuldiga, a river runs between homes and streets due to which the town is titled as Latvian Venice. Most of the people visit the town as it is Europe's widest waterfall. The waterfall "Venta" is approximately 785 feet wide making it an attraction for tourists and international as well as Indian students who are studying in Latvia.
We hope you like the blog. Team Edugo Abroad guides the students at every step during their abroad study procedure. We suggest the best institute as per their profile suitability where they get the immense career opportunity. Edugo Abroad is one of the leading education consultants in India with strong contact with Latvia universities. Trust of our students drives us to serve them better.