- 10 destinations in India you should visit before going abroad
- 1. Shillong: Scotland of the East
- 2. Malana: Little Greece
- 3. Pondicherry: The French Town
- 4. Alleppey: Watery Venice
- 5. Rann of Kutch: Mini Bonneville Salt Flats
- 6. Goa: The Hippie Paradise
- 7. Kashmir: Switzerland of India
- 8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Ko Phi Phi of India
- 9. Chitrakote Falls: The Niagara Falls of India
- 10. Coorg: The Scotland of India
10 destinations in India you should visit before going abroad
Who doesn’t love to visit places in abroad? Money and time are barriers that never let us experience all the wonders of the world. India’s set of places that reflect the essence of some of the world’s nicest places keeps our hopes to visit abroad alive.
Here is a list of some destinations in India which are not lesser than a foreign place.
1. Shillong: Scotland of the East
Shillong is one of the most beautiful destinations in India. It is a hill station in northeast India and capital of the state of Meghalaya. Green meadows and fields as far as the eye can see make this another perfect Scotland counterpart. There’s no other place than Shillong which can be compared to Scotland after looking at those meadows, extensive lush green fields and rivers.
2. Malana: Little Greece
Malana – another one of the exquisite destinations in India. It has ancient origins. This Indian village is located in the very state of Himachal Pradesh. This isolated village is located in the Malana Nala, which is a side valley of the Parvati Valley to the north-east of Kullu Valley, is isolated from the rest of the world. The Malanese people have a very peculiar lower-house and upper-house system which makes a lot of the locals believe that they are all the descendants of Greek soldiers of Alexander’s army. That’s where the similarity ends, though.
3. Pondicherry: The French Town
A Union Territory town and one of the eye loving destinations in India, bounded by the south-eastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. Very charming and quaint. The architecture here reflects the colonial times of the Portuguese, Dutch and French.
4. Alleppey: Watery Venice
The Desi Venice!!! Alappuzha also was known as Alleppey is a city located on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Best known for the famous houseboat cruises along the rural Kerala backwaters, a network of quiet canals as well as lagoons. Since it is in a sea, the waterways are the principal means of transport between houses and people; you can cancel your tickets to Venice now. It’s an amazing experience. Food and weather sum up along with the above.
5. Rann of Kutch: Mini Bonneville Salt Flats
The Great Rann of Kutch is a marvellous seasonal salt marsh located in the midst of the Thar Desert which is located in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. The vast white desert. Break your land speed records in this large expanse of beautiful nothingness. And watch the stars while you’re at it. Heavy vehicles are not allowed, though.
6. Goa: The Hippie Paradise
This place does not need an explanation. It is one of the most beautiful destinations in India and also meant for all party lovers out there. It’s ancient history as a Portuguese colony before 1961 is known to be preserved in 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. It might have evolved with time a while ago, but some areas of Goa still retain the 60s vibe. The dream destination for many bachelors.
7. Kashmir: Switzerland of India
The heaven on earth – Kashmir. Snowy mountains, stunning locales and some large cows. That’s Switzerland in a nutshell, i.e., Kashmir. In spite of the disturbances in this area since the time of independence, it’s still a hit among travellers. It has been very rightly crowned as paradise on earth.
8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Ko Phi Phi of India
The Andaman Islands is another one of the most pleasing destinations of India. It is a beautiful Indian archipelago placed in the Bay of Bengal. They are a group of roughly 300 islands and are widely known for their ethereal beauty. Its natural landscape is a mix of palm-lined, white sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkelling sites. The islands have some of the best scuba diving spots around, plus everything around you is tinted blue and green, so no need to dish out for a flight to Thailand to experience the same.
9. Chitrakote Falls: The Niagara Falls of India
The Chitrakote Falls is a natural waterfall which is located on the west of Jagdalpur. This lies in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. These heavy falls will give the Niagara a run for its money, and the spray on your face feels pretty chill as well.
10. Coorg: The Scotland of India
Green meadows and fields spread everywhere, as far as the eye can see make this another perfect Scotland counterpart. India seems to have a particular affinity for the Scottish landscape.