Are you getting frustrated from your daily schedule at your college and workplace ? Then this festive season get away alone or with your loved ones out of the city. Choose your destination, pack your bags and be ready to rejuvenate yourself.
To make your holiday planning a bit easy, we have come with a list of 10 beautiful, exotic and breathtaking places in India.
Here goes the list:
1. Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Do you remember the scene in 3 Idiots in which Kareena Kapoor was riding a yellow scooty and got out of it and slapped Amir Khan ? I know you are imagining the scene now. Well, the lake behind the scene was Pangong Lake. After 3 Idiots, Jab Tak Hai Jaan was also shooted their.
Thanks to our Bollywood industry for giving such a beautiful place to explore.
Now let us talk about the lake. Well, it is located at an altitude of 4350m, which makes it come to the list of one of the highest lakes situated. It is just 50km from Leh, capital of Ladakh. On the eastern side, it shares its boundary with China (Tibet). One of the most unique and interesting thing about the lake is that the colour of water, it appears different at different times of the day.
An ideal place for adventure lovers and nature photographers as you can camp during night under the sky, full of stars and click snaps during the day.
2. Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
You have read in your textbooks about the Rann of Kutch back in your school days. Also, you may have saw Amitabh Bachhan in Incredible India’s advertisement. Well, this place is an epitome of beauty and it looks marvelous, specially on Full Moon nights.
Usually, this place is a white salt desert. It is located in the western most district of Gujarat, bordering Pakistan.
The place comes into live during the Rann Utsav festival. It starts in the month of December and ends in March. Folk dances and cultural festivals are performed every day during the festival. You can do camel safari, hot air ballooning, camping and various other things too.
3. Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu
Known as the “Niagara Falls of India”, is located at a distance of 180km from the city of Bangalore.
Hogenakkal means “smoking rocks” in Kannada. It is derived from two words - hoge and kal. The water when falls from the top of the kal (rock), it appears smoky (hoge).
You can enjoy hide boat rides there. A particular place is also there for bathing purpose. The carbonalite rocks is the major attraction as it said that it is one of its oldest of its kind in South Asia and also the world.
4. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
You can call it as “Valley of Flowers” too. It is situated 150km from Gangtok (capital of Sikkim) and at an altitude of 3564m.
The valley houses Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which comprises more than 24 species of Rhododendron. The valley is covered with flower from mid of February to mid of June, and whole year it is covered with snow. During the period of snowfall, skiing is done by tourists.
You will get a mesmerizing view of the valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains and a tributary of the Teesta river flowing. The hot springs, yak and the grazing pasture are splendid to see.
5. Elephant Beach, Andaman and Nicobar
This place is ideal for those who loves to roam around beaches and relax. It is in the Havelock Islands and one of the best places in Andaman islands.
The rich coral reef structure is breathtaking and you can go on a tour to see the underwater marine life. You can experience water sports like diving, swimming and snorkelling. Also you can have a leisure time with food and drinks, nothing to worry!
6. Dooars, West Bengal
If you want to spend your quality time with mother Nature, then close your eyes and head for Dooars. It lies in the foothills of the Himalayas and is covered with lush green forests with wild animals, tea plantations and streams.
The place is named so because it is derived from the word “Dwar”, which means door. It is the gateway to north-east India and Bhutan.
Located in the north of West Bengal, it is covered by Teesta river, Assam, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park ,Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and many more spots are there to visit.
7. Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh
The cave belongs to the middle Paleolithic Age and is a place of historical evidences. The cave is formed by perennial flowing of water over millions of years. Several mounds of bi-carbonate are found on the ground and roof of the cave.
The cave is about 200m and several railway tracks are laid through it. Also the cave is inhabited by several tribal groups.
So, if you are interested to climb the rock and roll for an adventure, then just go!
8. Butterfly Beach, Goa
I know you are excited by seeing the name “Goa”, isn’t it? Well, if you are excited and want to go, then you must visit Butterfly Beach. It is the most secluded beach in Goa, so you can enjoy your privacy fully.
The view is exhilarating - the coastline, the golden sand, the crystal blue water and the palm trees.
The beach is located at one end of the Palolem Beach and you need a ferry to get into Butterfly Beach.
9. Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Popularly known as the “Moonland”, surrounded by the mountains. It is a tri-armed valley, located to north-east of Ladakh.
It is a high altitude cold desert with a very scant vegetation due to low precipitation.
The place is ideal in the months of May to October.
10. Vagamon, Kerala
If you are looking for a place to chill and relax, then Vagamon is the most ideal place for you. It is the most serene and beautiful place in Kerala.
The place is above 1200m sea level with a beautiful landscape and pleasant climate. The green meadows, tea estates, pines, waterfall, mists and fog are the signs of calmness of the place.
That’s all guys. Hope you get a brief idea about the places I mentioned. So hurry and plan now for your upcoming trip!