THERE ARE MANY PLACES IN INDIA THAT ARE WORTH DISCOVERING.
EXOTIC BEACHES OF GOA
MOUNTAINS OF KULLU and MANALI
VARIOUS WILD LIFE SANCTUARIES
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, SUNDARBANS, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Periyar National Park, Kerala AND MANY MORE.
Top 21 Vacation Places in India for Relaxation and Leisure Time
1. Yumthang Valley – Sikkim
Popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’.
Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in North Sikkim. At a height of 3,564 metres above sea level.It is also home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and has over twenty-four species of the rhododendron, the state flower which bloom from April to May end.
Hot spring located on the right side of Yumthang river is a popular tourist attraction. In addition to a vast green meadow, lush green forest abounding in Pine and silver fir trees throngs the place. While driving towards the valley, one can see cascading waterfalls and streams.
Six kms away further North is Shiv Mandir. A drive or trek to this place can be very refreshing and exhilerating.
2. Tea garden hill of Munnar
Munnar is a town that’s situated in the southwestern region of Kerala. It’s practically covered fully with Tea plantations, some as high as 7000 feet above sea level. Munnar is also famous for the wild orchids locally called Neelakurinchi which blooms once in 12 years. During this time the entire valley turns violet.
Munnar has a variety of attractions to feast your eyes like placid lakes, meandering streams, misty mountain peaks, sylvan valleys, rare orchids and wildlife. Misty mountain peaks blend harmoniously in Munnar to create a blissful atmosphere that is hard to describe.
3. Stok Range, Ladakh
At 11, 845 feet, Stok Kangri in Stok Range has is a popular mountain among climbers and mountaineers. It’s often considered as a practice run for Everest.
In particular, Stok La, a high pass connecting Stok and Rumbak valleys, offers stunning views of sheer mountain cliffs and wide empty plains.
4. Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation. Nubra Valley is one of the MUST VISIT places in Ladakh especially if you are visiting for the first time. The ultra wide landscapes, humongous mountain faces, lovely trails, wide variety of colors and musical Shyok river flowing midst the valley will take your breath away at first sight. April, May, June, July and August which is the peak tourist season and you can find mostly all accommodation.
5. Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji
Located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on earth, Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest plunge waterfalls in India. Name of the falls (in Khasi language – “Jump of Ka Likai”) is linked to a legend about a local woman, Likai, who after a family tragedy became insane and jumped off the cliff next to the falls.
6. Nanda Devi
It’s the second highest mountain in India. While the peak is not that easy to climb for regular folks like us, but the surrounding Nanda Devi National Park is a must visit atleast once in a lifetime.
Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes. As many as 21 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth of the state, with plains scattered here and there.
8. Lonar Sarovar, Maharashtra
The Lonar Lake is a saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldana district, Maharashtra, India which was created by a meteor impact.
9. Leh “A dream destination of adventure enthusiasts”
Leh, the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh is best experienced via road trips from New Delhi. Leh is a backpacker’s haven with numerous trekking trails, valleys, and picturesque lakes. Renowned as the land of monks and monasteries there is lots to see in this amazing piece of land.
10. Hoggenakal Falls
This waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri is sometimes also referred to as the “Niagara Falls” of India.
11. Tungnath, Uttarakhand
Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples. Located at an altitude of 12, 073 Feet, at Tungnath mountains you can also find the oldest Hindu shrine of Lord Shiva.
Other than being a religious destination, Tungnath is also a well known trekking destination.
12. Deodar Forest, Himachal Pradesh
Popularly known as the Devbhumi – “Land of the Gods”, Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in northern India nestled in western Himalayas.
Hot water springs, historic forts, natural and man-made lakes, shepherds grazing their flock are sources of immense pleasure and joy to the tourist.
It has 325 islands which cover an area of 6,408 km2, with the Andaman Sea to the east between the islands and the coast of Burma.
Experience Sea Walk at North Bay Island in Andamans
Various Beaches to relax and see the beautiful sunrise and moonlight
Visit Limestone Caves, Diglipur and Baratng Caves
Mud Volcanoes, Diglipur
Island Hopping is something very popular
Tasty Sea Food
Cellular jail and Ross Islands are not to be missed if you are history lovers.
14. The Kerala Backwaters
The Kerala backwaters are made up of 900km of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets. This network is fed by 38 rivers and is made up of 5 large lakes that are connected by various canals which are both natural as well as manmade. This chain of lagoons lying parallel with the Arabian sea is also called the Malabar coast and extends across almost half of Kerala’s coastline. The Kerala backwater offers visitors a quiet, tranquil getaway with the cozy houseboats for tourists to stay in and enjoy the beauty of the backwaters and the small towns near the backwaters.
15. The Belum Caves
The Belum Caves are located in the Belum village in Kolimigundla Mandal of the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. These caves are the second longest and largest caves in the Indian Subcontinent and were first discovered by a British surveyor, Robert Bruce Foote, in 1884. The caves are natural underground caves from by a constant flow of underground water and have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. The Belum Caves are best known for the amazing formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
With the Sahyadri mountain range on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Konkan is made up of the coastal districts of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka. Konkan is home to some of India’s most beautiful and clean beaches such as the beaches of Tarkali, Alibaug, Dapoli and many more. Konkan also has a number of forts from the times of Shivaji Maharaj like Sindhudurg and Murud Janjira.
Lakshadweep, part of the Indian Subcontinent, is a group of islands in the Arabian Sea and also the smallest Union Territory of India. The name ‘Lakshadweep’ literally means ‘hundred thousand islands’ in Sanskrit. The whole of Lakshadweep is made up of a total 12 coral atolls, 5 banks, 3 coral reefs, and several inlets. Blessed with an unmatched natural beauty, the exotic coral reef island of the union territory is an interesting blend of scenic beauty coupled with modern infrastructural facilities that draw several tourists to this place from across the globe.
18. Andaman and Nicobar
The islands of Andaman and Nicobar a are a group of Indian Ocean archipelagic islands in the Bay of Bengal, between the Indian peninsula to the west and Burma to the north and east. With near-deserted beaches, incredible corals and marine life, an intriguing colonial past and the remnants of a Stone Age culture lure travellers to these mysterious islands.
Most people are not aware of Assam’s hidden jewel – Majuli Island. Majuli is the world’s largest river island and it’s located in the Bhramaputra.Its wide blue sky, Holy River floating across the banks, and beautiful landscape is the best example of God’s creation. The river, its tributaries, the wet lands and the chaporis (the local name for its islets) along with the island of Majuli make it the largest mid river delta system in the world.
Lying in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is a town in the state of Rajasthan, named after its founder- Maharawal Jaisal Singh. Jaisalmer is sometimes called the “Golden City of India” because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area, and is crowned by the Fort of Jaisalmer and its several ornate Jain temples.
21. Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills or Nandidurg(a) is an ancient hill fortress that is tucked away from the fuss and tensions of a busy everyday life. It is renowned for its stunning panoramic landscape and greenery. The Hills are a part of the Chikkaballapur Taluk of Kolar District in Karnataka. It is 1,478 meters above sea level and about 65 Kms from Bangalore. Surrounded by vineyards, lush greenery and coconut groves, punctuated by pools and lakes, perfect for losing yourself to nature.
Discover the true India. We hope you will like these places and do share with us your reviews and experience. We would love to listen from you.
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