Ever thought of taking that much-deserved break and losing yourself in a place virtually free from all sorts of communication? If yes, then this is a perfect place to start from. The places mentioned below aren’t your standard honeymoon destination, these are those places which can take your breath away and leave you shell-shocked at the beauty that India has to offer.
Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Restricting Ladakh tourism to just Pangong lake would be an extreme injustice, but if you ask me to pin point the most beautiful place in the region, then Pangong would definitely top my list.
Pangong Lake doesn’t have a heavy traffic or inflow of tourists, so if you want to scream at the top your voices unabashedly, come here. The sight of the lake can instantly instil a sense of peacefulness in your mind. The lake located at a height of about 4350m is around 124km long and is also home to various migrating birds. Ladakh is definitely a travellers paradise and is also heaven to a large number of people who would love to get lost for some time from the daily hustles of city life.
Imagine scuba diving on a hot summer day in endless blue waters, that surround exotic cottages and beaches. Sounds not very Indian, right? Well, Lakshadweep is one place which could definitely make you wonder if you’re really in India.
Tourism packages and accommodation offered by the Lakshadweep administration are world class and would definitely be a good summer trip or could make for a very lovely honeymoon. Located around 400km from Kerala, you can reach Lakshadweep via sea as well as by flying, organised by the Lakshadweep administration.
The Lakshadweep Sports Authority hosts a lot of water activities such as scuba diving, water canoeing, para gliding etc. Of all these scuba diving could be considered as the most fulfilling owing to the rich beautiful marine life which Lakshadweep hosts.
The blue lagoon located in Lakshadweep is a treat to every photographer. The rich turquoise blue of the water combined with those islands would be enough to make one dumbstruck. Not many places in the world can boast of such a visually appealing landscape. I’d say this for Lakshadweep, it is one the most underrated tourist spots in India, but one visit to this very beautiful set islands would be worth the money and could change your mind forever. Nowadays, many cities offer daily direct flights to Lakshadweep such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore. You can even try make my trip offers running right now on daily domestic flights to Lakshadweep.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
Dudhsagar falls located on the Goa-Karnataka border presents a very untypical Goa. Falling from a height of around 1017ft, it gives it a frothy white colour and thus the name Dudhsagar (Sea of milk).
One can get to Dudhsagar waterfalls through rail or a jeep trek. To reach the base of the waterfalls you can opt for a jeep trek from Kulem railway station. The Jeep doesn’t take you directly to the base but drops you at a point of which it’s a 1km trek. Jeeps can be hired at prices starting from Rupees 1200 which can carry 6 people or more. The Goa Tourism Department offers impressive tour packages which include food, jeep trekking etc at nominal rates. If there ever comes a point in your life where you want to vanish from the very place you live in, then Dudhsagar is definitely your place.
Gavi is a small village located in the Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. With its lush green landscape and a cool climate, it would definitely be worth visiting once or twice in your lifetime. Gavi is a part of the Periyar tiger reserve and is also home to wide variety of flora and fauna. The one small problem associated with it, however, is that it is very environmentally fragile and thus restricts the number of vehicles entering each day. You would have to seek prior permission to enter Gavi with your vehicle, but the Kerala Forest Department hosts a variety of programmes like jeep trekking and accommodation at nominal rates which could definitely cheer you up.
The corporation also allows for certain transport buses owned by KSRTC to pass through these areas. Apart from trekking, Kerala Forest Department also hosts other activities like boating, bird watching etc. The beauty of this place gets particularly enhanced during the monsoon season and is also an area where modern technology has had minimal damage on.
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett National park, which lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand is supposed to be India’s oldest national park and is famous for its huge tiger reserve. This place, a definite visual treat for tourists and wildlife lovers houses more than 488 different species of plants and a huge variety of fauna ranging from tigers, elephants and leopards. What makes this park more unique is its various geographical characteristics.
Spread in around 520 sq.km, this park boasts of hills, marshy depressions and also a huge lake. The park owing to its ecological sensitivities permits tourism activities only in certain areas of the park, but these are more than enough to blow away your mind.
The rest houses located inside the park are offered at a nominal rate of Rupees 6500 and would definitely be a one of kind experience with all sorts of spooky animal noises, but don’t worry because the rest houses are secured with electrical fencing. Jim Corbett national park with its huge wildlife and hills would definitely serve as a picturesque location and would be a very good weekend getaway.
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