It is almost New Year. You’re going to get loads of time to spend with your family and friends, and it is only right that you do it someplace away from work and home- where you can just relax and revel in the holiday spirit.
Here are some holiday destinations you should definitely explore for their uniqueness.
1. Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh
This quaint town is often referred to as ‘Mini Switzerland of India’. It transports you to the European mountains with its lakes, meadows and green mountains. You carry out adventure activities such as paragliding, horse-riding and zorbing here. It is the perfect destination or you if you want to have fun and explore new activities.
2. Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh
The North-Eastern states are known for their serene, calm beauty. Green mountains and fresh air pull you away from all your worries. Ziro is one such place that has long stretches of rice fields, a clear sky dotted with a few clouds and a friendly local tribe. The Apatani tribe there have a charming and pleasant outlook, and will welcome you with open arms.
3. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya
Another offbeat destination in the North-Eastern states is Mawlynnong situated in the southern side of Meghalaya. If you are in the mood for scenic explorations, then this is just the place for you. With mysterious caves and sparkling waterfalls, blend in with nature here. The Living Roots Bridge should definitely be on your checklist. This village had also been awarded The Cleanest Village in Asia back in 2003.
4. Gokarna in Karnataka
Travelling south, one of the hidden away locations in Karnataka is the Gokarna Beach. It has pristine, clean beaches with crystal clear water. There are beach shacks on the sand that sell some amazing food and also provide for some entertaining music. You could consider hiring motorcycles to explore the town. Gokarna is just the place for you if you want to dip your feet in the sand and frolic in the waves and sun.
5. Mandu in Madhya Pradesh
Source- MP Tourism
Right in the middle of the country is a place where you can lose yourself in the golden bygone eras of kings and forts. The entire town stands as a symbol of the eternal love between Rani Roopmati and Prince Baz Bahadur. There are several forts and Masjids dotted around town such as the Mandu Fort, Jami Masjid, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Jahaz Mahal and more. A travel back in time is the best thing you can do to glide away from the present this holiday season.
6. Spiti in Himachal Pradesh
Moving to higher altitudes, Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is a place that should definitely be on your bucket list. If you are one seeking adventure, then you will not be disappointed here. You can trek, camp, mountain bike and do several other things than cause an adrenaline spike. You can also travel back in time in the ancient monasteries that are built on the mountains.
By Mathuram Murugaiyan