India’s diversity makes it vibrant and the more you explore it the more it captures your mind. Apart from it’s diversity in culture, language and customs, it is gifted with natural beauty that mesmerises you and leaves a lasting impression. On the occasion of India Tourism Day, we list some unconventional destinations in India that you could explore.
Keith Bellows, a visionary journalist, author and globetrotter has aptly put his thoughts about India, "There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds.”
So let us explore these awesome tourist destinations in India.
Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh
The most popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar is about 26 km away from Dalhousie. It is at a height of 6500 feet and has a blanket of green meadows and dense forests. What makes it even more adorable are the snow clad peaks.
It marks the starting point for treks to Dalhousie, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and Gulmurg. The best way to explore Khajjiar is to go trekking. At Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary you can witness leopards, deer, bears, jackals, etc. You can spot a variety of beautiful birds; a delight for wildlife photographers and people who love to spend time in the midst of nature.
You can also enjoy paragliding and zorbing while you are there. Zorbing is a unique recreational activity, which can be enjoyed during April and May. Khajjiar has something to offer for all kinds of passionate travellers. The best time to visit Khajjiar is between March and October.
Abbey Falls, Maddikeri in Karnataka
Abbey Falls in Kodagu is a nature’s abode in the midst of Western Ghats and is 8 km away from Madikeri. It can also be reached from Bangalore (268 kms from Bangalore). Abbey waterfalls meet the Cauvery River and make it even more delightful due to the surrounding spice estates and coffee plantations.
It’s great to visit Abbey Falls during monsoons and also at the beginning of winter. The water cascades over the rocks leading to sprinkles of water and foggy spray making it an amazing sight. You should visit Abbey Falls from July and October.
Havelock Island, Andaman
Havelock Island is the most visited island in Andamans and is about 30 kms away from Port Blair. It is also the largest island in Andaman and Nicobar spreading across the area of 113.93 sq.kms. It is the center of attraction due to its coral reefs and adventurous experience of scuba diving. There are also snorkelling sites in Havelock which makes it a very attractive destination. This island is a nature’s delight where you have enough to explore with coral reefs and pristine beaches.
It is comprised of small islands and the most beautiful beaches are Radhanagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach. It should be visited in the months of October to May as it is the best season for diving. Avoid visiting this beach during monsoons i.e. from August to November.
India is gifted with rich and diverse natural beauty. But before you set out to explore the delights of India make sure that you invest in a travel insurance. Visit our website to know more about travel insurance.