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National Park of High TatrasFast Facts
- Location: In the region of High Tatras on Slovakia-Poland border
- Best time to Visit: Can be visited all through the year, but winter is the best, at the same time is also very busy for the skiers.
- Preferred Timing: During day time.
- How to reach:
The nearest airport is Poprad-Tatry Airport (TAT). You can find schedule and charter flights to this destination, but not at a large number. If you are coming down from abroad, you may need to use Milan Rastislav Å tefí¡nik Airport (BTS), also known as Bratislava Airport, located in Bratislava. Several airlines including Aeroflot, Air Slovakia, Czech Airlines, Ryanair and SkyEurope ply regular flights to a number of destinations throughout the world form here.
The best possible way to reach Slovakia from the west is via Vienna, in Austria. You can reach Bratislava in 50 to 70 minutes. One can also find trains from Slovakia to Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. In order to go to the Tatras, you need to come down to Poprad train station. Trains are available to Poprad from all the major destinations of Slovakia.
Regular bus services are also available to Poprad from all the major destinations of the country.
- Nearest International Airport: Poprad-Tatry Airport (TAT)
- Nearest railway station: Poprad
High Tatras, sometimes also called as High Tatra, are a famous mountain range on Slovakia-Poland border. With its 11 peaks, High Tatras are the only mountain ranges in Carpathian Mountains with an alpine character. Majority of its higher peaks, including 2,655 meter high Gerlachovskí½ štít, the highest peak of High Tatras, are located in Slovakia. Due to its unique feature, a number of rare and endemic animal and plant species can be fount in the National Park of High Tatras which include bear, Eurasian Lynx, marten, wolf and fox etc.
The High Tatras region is also known for winter sports and travelers will find a number of popular ski resorts including Å trbskíé pleso, Starí½ Smokovec and Tatranskí¡ Lomnica in Slovakia and Zakopane in Poland.
The National Park of High Tatras is full of scenic beauty and excitements. Along with the scintillating mountain peaks, there are also a number of lakes, waterfalls, and caves that enhances the appeal of the national park. It is one of the popular destinations for general tourists in all seasons, and for climber, hikers and winter sports lovers during the winter.
The most popular peak of all the High Tatras peaks is the Lomnicky Peak, situated at a height of 2,634 meters. Visit the meteorological station, and if your luck permits, you can see an amazing panoramic view of large part of Slovakia in a sunny day. A cable car journey from Tatranska Lomnica to the summit will be one of most memorable experiences in life time for any travelers. It has the carrying capacity of 15 persons. Those who love trekking can climb up to Gerlachovsky with experienced mountain guide.
Lakes are also a major attraction of the National Park of High Tatras. Visit Lake Vel'ke Hincovo, the largest and the deepest lake of High Tatras, located at the end of Mengusovska Dolina — the popular valley. The valley of Malí¡ Studení¡ Dolina should not be missed as well. You can reach there either from Lake Skalnatíé or from Hrebienok.
Related Links :
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/dw98765/cent_europe_07/1187259540/tpod.html: Find out wonderful pictures of the High Tatras from this authentic travel entry! You will understand why it is counted by many as a must see destination.
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=VB1DtRcctQQ: For views of the exquisitely beautiful High Tatras, watch this video!
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz7Kc4oWYk0: It does not necessarily have to be the winters to experience the picturesque beauty of the High Tatras. This video tells you why the High Tatras is a great place to visit at any time of the year.