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Bogota is the multi-cultural capital of Colombia that boasts an enticing blend of old and new. This vibrant city is home to a variety of landscapes; from majestic mountains to gorgeous gardens and shimmering coastlines. You can start your journey in this city by exploring its stunning landmarks, including the Church of San Francisco, Bogota's oldest surviving church featuring a 17th-century gilded altarpiece and incredible frescos created by renowned artists Antonio Acero de la Cruz and Gaspar de Figueroa. Step inside the presidential building, Casa de Narino to admire its neoclassical architecture. Bogota also offers several opportunities for adventure; you can go scuba diving at the Rosario Islands, rafting through the Rio Negro River and horseback riding across Cerros Orientales. You can also take a cable car to the peak of Monserrate to enjoy spectacular birds-eye views of the city’s skyline. After experiencing several thrilling activities, why not head to Colombia’s largest botanical gardens, Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden to discover a rare collection of orchids, roses, cacti and conifers, as well as flowerpiercers and hummingbirds. You can book direct flights to Bogota from India through Brightsun Travel.
Bogota is also home to some of the country’s most captivating museums. Visit the Gold Museum which boasts one of the world’s largest collections of gold artifacts from the pre-colonial era; there are 13,000 gold jewellery items displayed here, including bracelets, necklaces and brooches, as well as 20,000 stone and clay objects related to the Muisca, Quimbaya and Tairona civilizations. Another memorable destination in Bogota is the Museo Botero Museum, home to a collection of paintings and bronze statues created by renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero, in his signature style of overly-sized cartoonish animals and humans. Here you can also discover items created by renowned Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, French painter Claude Monet and Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Head to the National Museum of Colombia which showcases a rare collection of ancient artifacts depicting the country’s illustrious history. Finally, why not visit the International Emerald Museum to admire some of the world’s finest gemstones and emeralds. Brightsun Travel offers cheap tickets to Bogota from India featuring flights with world-renowned airlines, taking you to the heart of this vibrant city.