Shimla, Manali is passé. Nowadays,more and more people are looking for less frequented destinations, away from the concrete jungles and into places nestled in Mother Nature's bosom. Here is a list of some of those places that not only provide you with the much needed break, but also mesmerize you with their jaw dropping scenic beauty.
A small town located in Uttarakhand, Landour has frozen in time. A visit there will transport you to the colonial era. It is also home to Ruskin Bond; the
prolific author synonymous with the mountains.
2. Zanskar Valley
Have you ever wondered how peace and tranquility would look like, if it were a place? Zanskar Valley is tranquility personified. Located near Leh, this valley makes you think about the more important questions like life. Of course, you might end up with an existential crisis after a trip.
A quaint little town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Mandawa appeals to one and all. Surrounded by rich Rajputana heritage and forts, this town is like taking a walk into history.
With a population of around 100,000, Majuli is the perfect place for those who crave solitude. It is a small river island in Assam, around 200km away from Guwahati.
5. Rann of Kutch
You HAVE to visit the salt flats of Rann of Kutch at least once. Especially on a full moon night.
Matheran is a popular hill station in the state of Maharashtra. You can go and surround yourself with the picturesque beauty of Matheran.
A small hill station in Karnataka, Chikmagalur was where coffee was first cultivated in India. It has everything to sate your desires – waterfalls, scenic beauty, the typical mountain mist…
8. Nandi Hills
Another gem from Karnataka, Nandi Hills is absolutely mesmerizing so much so that this view will leave you speechless.
9. Agatti Island
Lakshadweep has some of the most beautiful islands in the country and Agatti Island tops that list. For a person stuck in the hustle and bustle of the city, this provides a perfect break
10. Havelock Island
Havelock Island is in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beaches are super clear and the water is pristine. It also has a beach called the Elephant beach where (yes) you do get to see elephants.
Kerala, god’s own country, gives you Idduki. It is a very popular tourist destination in Kerala. Psst! It’s also popular for Mary Jane, if you know what I mean 😉
So tag your friends and start planning!
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