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Zermatt, Kiruna, Chamonix: 5 off-beat travel destinations to beat the heat and chill this Summer

CineBlitz presents to you five off-beat locations to beat the heat and satisfy your cryophilia this Summer

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The summers and the crazy heat torment us in India. While the Southern Hemisphere enjoys their winters, we North Hemisphere-beings have to bear the the heat. Some take this opportunity to show off their bikini bods or their six-packs, but what if you have an affinity for the cold climate? Well, for all you cryophiles, we list some breath-taking places to visit this summer. Not only can you beat the heat, but you can enjoy some really picturesque and adventurous journeys. But wait, we aren’t giving out the usual hill-stations. We present to you five off-beat locations to beat the heat and satisfy your cryophilia! We are sure these places will make it to your list right away!

# Zermatt

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Zermatt. Picture courtesy: Pixabay

The Swiss city might be no Interlaken or St. Moritz, but it is so beautiful that it’ll win your heart. Zermatt is the village city at the base of the Matterhorn, which is the highest peak in the Swiss Alps. Apart from hiking and skiing, the 365-day snow-clad destination also has a fantastic nightlife. The local food and drinks will have you hooked, but it is the marvellous view of the Matterhorn that will take your breath away. In fact, climbing to the topmost base, then skiing or snowboarding down is one of the most adventurous things you’ll do in your lifetime. The mountain fun-park, open-air theatre, and the community will make this family vacation your best yet! A visit to the Matterhorn Glacier, Interlaken and St. Moritz are also extra options.

# Hnappavellir and Jökulsárlón

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Jökulsárlón. Picture courtesy: Pixabay

The Icelandic city of Hnappavellir is situated just below the highest peak of the country and is a mecca for rock climbers. The vertical cliffs and the Vatnajokull National Park will make this trip the most thrilling experience of your lifetime. It is close to the beautiful Jökulsárlón lake, which is the crown jewel of Iceland. With some stunning glaciers and icebergs, it is a sight to behold! You can spend a day at the lake, look around, or take a trip to the nearby national park. The glacier lagoon and the wildlife will make this trip an experience like never before. You can also visit the Diamond beach, which is a black sand beach with icebergs. The icebergs shine like diamonds when the sun strikes them, giving you one of the best sights you can ever witness. With temperatures ranging from -2º Celsius to 8º Celsius, this is one of the best options for cryophiles this summer.

# Kiruna

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Kiruna. Picture courtesy: Pixabay

The Northern-most town in Sweden, it is home to the world famous Ice Hotel. It is a stunning masterpiece combining impressive pieces of art carved from crystal clear ice, and the Scandinavian culture. Some lipsmacking food and the fact that you can stay in a hotel made entirely of ice, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can also go dogsledding, witness the Northern lights, and go on an escapade to see the mythical Aurora (dancing lights). The Secret Char Lake, Abisko National Park and Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise will give you the most breath taking views and pictures. In fact, you will fall in love with the Swedish Lapland if you are a hiker.

# Chamonix

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Chamonix. Picture courtesy: Pixabay

If you love mountains and mountaineering, you will love this spot in the French Alps. The ski-resort spot sandwiched between France, Switzerland and Italy, is one of the most popular destinations for adventure seekers. Apart from cross-country skiing and snowboarding, you can indulge in luging, paragliding, and several other leisure activities. The cuisine in this French city along with the panoramic views will satisfy your expedition appetite. The snow-clad city situated in the valley also has a great nightlife, which you can enjoy at local bars. You can hike up Mont Blanc, enjoy the views of the Alpine lakes, or enjoy a stroll in the adventure parks. Chamonix also has a rich heritage, being the site of the first Winter Olympics (1924). Truly a place you should visit this summer!

# Saarieslka

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Saarieslka. Picture courtesy: Pixabay

Finland is a really fantastic destination in itself, but wait till you visit Saarieslka in the north of the country! Home to the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, the North Finland hamlet is one of the most beautiful places to stay on earth, for more reasons than one. In this premium resort, you can stay in one of several glass igloos, which gives you a fantastic view of the Northern Lights. Yes, just imagine looking at the beautiful light effect right in front of your eyes, tucked in your luxury bed. For a more traditional experience, you can even book a log cabin. There are snow igloos too and this Nordic experience is like no other. The cuisine is amazing too, but the outdoor activities like skiing and reindeer rides will make this adventure even more worthwhile. You can spot several arctic animals as well as indulge in ice fishing in the village city. Cool, right? Cold, actually!

These are our picks to help you beat the heat this summer, in the most unique fashion. But these are not the only places you can visit. You can always visit Paris, London, Amsterdam, Bali, Maldives, Seychelles and several other places, which are popular summer destinations. However, these off-beat destinations we’ve listed, where you can experience winters, whilst India swelters in summer, will give you experiences like never before! Enjoy, eat, sleep, travel and repeat!

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Looking stylish and elegant! Sanya Malhotra steals the show in this ivory outfit

Sanya Malhotra recently stunned everyone with her classy outfit and we surely can’t take our eyes off her.

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Sanya Malhotra recently stunned everyone with her classy outfit and we surely can’t take our eyes off her. After looking at these pictures, you are all set to fall in love with her style statement. She is looking absolutely gorgeous! Sanya looks chic in this multicolored print blouse with balloon sleeves paired with flared palazzo’s. The actress completed her look with a pair of statement ring and sleek hair adding to it her peachy-pink makeup.

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Apart from acing it at work with flair over her artistry, Sanya Malhotra is gaining attention for all the right reasons. The actress is impressing everyone with her bodacious dance moves and lovable personality.

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The Dangal girl is known to be the director’s actor and is always appreciated for the choice of her roles. Sanya made her debut with Bollywood’s highest-grossing movie. Since then, all the actors and directors have been praising her for her talent. The actress will now be next seen in Anurag Basu’s upcoming film. For more updates from Bollywood stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Street Dancer 3 wrap up party: Shraddha Kapoor looks ethereal in a black outfit

Shraddha Kapoor donned a sheath dress from Dolce and Gabbana

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Shraddha Kapoor is one of the most in-demand actors this year and  is a part of some massive films. One of them is Remo D’souza’s Street Dancer 3 with co-star Varun Dhawan. We’ve been seeing Shraddha’s overall journey for this movie on her Instagram handle, be it the hectic shoot schedules or the long practice sessions with the team.

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Yesterday evening, the team of Street Dancer 3celebrated the wrap up party of the movie and the actress has left us stunned with her look! Kapoor wore a midi-sheath dress by Dolce and Gabbana. The dress was off-shouldered while it had sheer sleeves and a lace-up detail going on the middle of the dress. To complete the look, she did some subtle peachy make-up and left her curls open. And we must say she looks ethereal in this outfit.

Apart from Street Dancer 3, we’ll see Shraddha in Saaho with the Bahubali actor Prabhaas. Saaho’s teaser is out and it has a great response. On the other hand, she is also a part of Chhichhore and Baaghi 3. Let us know in the comments section below, what are your thoughts on Shraddha’s black outfit and stay tuned to us for updates like these.

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Jio wins case against Vodafone Idea and Airtel; to receive Rs 3050 crore in penalties

The Digital Communications Commission has approved the penalty amount that Mukesh Ambani’s Jio will receive!

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Mukesh Ambani’s Jio won a major battle today. The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the Department of Telecom’s highest decision-making body, ruled in favour of the company. It also approved a penalty of Rs 3050 crore that is to be paid by Vodafone Idea and Airtel. Why? As per reports, the two telecom giants, Vodafone Idea and Airtel, had failed to comply with the interconnection agreement with Reliance Jio. Due to this, Jio users were unable to make calls to people with Vodafone Idea or Airtel networks. That led to a massive loss and Jio filed a complaint.

In June itself, The Digital Communications Commission had imposed a penalty on Vodafone Idea and Airtel, according to reports. However, it had asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to review its decision. in fact, he Commission also asked for an approval for the penalty amount of Rs 3050 crore to be given to Jio. After TRAI gave its go ahead, the DCC announced the verdict on July 25. And eve though all looks fine, the judgement has now gone to the Department of Telecom. Post the final approval, Vodafone Idea and Airtel will have to pay the penalty to Jio, according to reports.

This is surely going to be a major win for Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. What is your take on this development? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Tech related stories right here.

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