Domestic travel is the flavor of the season. Here we list down a few destinations which are as good as foreign locales.
Munnar is a quaint town and an idyllic hill station located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in the district of Idukki, Munnar used to be the summer resort of the British rulers during colonial times. It is known for its green belt of lush forests and unending expanse of tea estates and is also home to some of the endangered species of animals like Neelakurinji and Nilgiri Tahr. One of the most sought after tourist destinations in South India due to its pristine valleys, mountains, and exotic varieties of flora and fauna.
What makes Munnar even more popular is the presence of three rivers that flow through this area, namely Mattupetti, Periavaru, and Nallathanni. Stunning valleys, hills, rivers, pleasant hills, pristine lakes, and rocky terrains have further made it a popular trekking and camping site.
Munnar is one of the largest tea plantations in the world. It is synonomous with rolling hills that are carpeted with verdant plantations of tea – a delicious beverage loved worldwide. Imagine having tea and strawberries up in the highlands – it’s like having a piece of Malaysia here in India!
Named after Maharaja Jaisal Singh, Jaisalmer is one of the most popular historical places not only in Rajasthan but in the entire country. Nestled amidst the wondrous terrain of the vast Thar desert, Jaisalmer makes for a truly mesmerizing sight. Besides picturesque surroundings, Jaisalmer has exciting adventure sports, desert safaris, inimitable hospitality, and delectable cuisines!
The Golden City of Jaisalmer is located close to the Great Indian Thar Desert, which is known as the Sahara Desert of India. It is also one of the most populated deserts in the world. It is primarily visited by tourists for the camel desert safaris and night camping. Unlike North Africa’s Sahara Desert, the Thar Desert of India receives scanty rainfall.
Alleppey is called the Venice of the East for the canals that link it to Kerala’s famous backwaters. The houseboats rowed in the backwaters of Alappuzha are the new version of the ancient kettuvallams that were used for ferrying rice and other edible items, and are the most popular tourist attractions in town. Alleppey or Alappuzha has amazing beaches, and tourists can enjoy houseboat rides, kayaking, local food tours and village walks at this destination.
Circled by towering peaks in the rich verdant valley of the Beas River, with mountain ventures waving from all directions, Manali is a year-round attraction. Travelers assemble here to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town; adventure seekers come to Manali for paragliding, trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, rafting and skiing; and much more.
The Chitrakote Falls of Chhattisgarh
Considered as the Niagara Falls of India, Chitrakote Waterfalls in Chhattisgarh is located to the west of Jagdalpur in Bastar district. Oe of t.he most spectacular natural waterfalls in the world and the natural wonder attracts legions of visitors annually who are eager to witness the “Niagara Falls of India” in person. While Niagara Falls is a roaring spectacle, Chitrakote Falls is impressive in its own beauty and appeal