Jakarta is Indonesia’s capital city, set on the stunning island of Java with a unique landscape and a stunning skyline of towering skyscraper buildings. This cosmopolitan Far East city offers a wonderful blend of old and new, a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, excellent restaurants, picturesque parks, live music venues, some of Indonesia’s finest architectural marvels, glistening temples, impressive cultural institutions and much more. Brightsun Travel offers discount airfares to Jakarta, so you can travel to this metropolitan city in style. Jakarta is an immense art hub with numerous art institutions to explore, displaying all sorts of colourful artworks, from paintings and drawings to sculptures and artefacts. The National Museum is well worth a visit; this institution displays various art pieces, ancient artefacts, exhibits and more. The National Gallery of Indonesia is another excellent venue which has an incredible collection of Indonesian art and international exhibitions. Jakarta is also a foodie’s paradise; various locals from all over the nation have resided here, so there are plenty of authentic Indonesian dishes available at street food vendors and dining restaurants.
Jakarta is home to some amazing landmarks and sightseeing destinations. The main must-visit monument here is the National Monument, a symbolic building that represents Indonesia’s independence from its former Dutch colonisation. Set in Merdeka Square, this landmark is home to an interesting gallery that tells stories about Indonesia’s past and an observational deck which offers panoramic views of the city. Another iconic attraction in Jakarta is the Istiqlal Mosque; this is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia which is also dedicated to Indonesia’s Independence Day. The significant building features stunning Islamic motifs, grand columns and an impressive dome and minaret. Then there’s the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, a fantastic tourist destination that truly highlights Jakarta’s cultural diversity. There are a number of themed pavilions here which showcase the cultural traditions, lifestyles, architecture and cuisines of several Indonesian provinces. Finally, why not take a day trip out of the city and venture to the Thousand Islands, which offer pristine islets, beaches and excellent water sports opportunities, all just a ferry ride away. Book Jakarta flights from India now and start planning an exciting trip to this wonderful Indonesian city.