Sangeetha Pulapaka

Camberra is the capital of Australia. Canberra is a small city of around 400,000 people (only the 8th largest city in Australia) that sits in between Sydney and Melbourne. The site was chosen as the location for Australia’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between the two aforementioned cities. The city was planned out in entirety before being built. Because of this it has many tree-lined boulevards, wide roads, lush green parklands, and many nature reserves. The city is also home to Parliament House, the home of Australian Politics.

Canberra is not known as an exciting place to visit, which is another reason why many foreigners don’t know it and most tourist never visit there. When asked what comes to mind when Canberra is mentioned Australians mostly think about roundabouts – the city has a plethora of them, fireworks – which used to be legal in there until only a few years ago.