India is diverse in terms of people, language, food, life style and landscape. With variety in landscape, India is blessed with a huge diversity of travel destinations; so you have many options to chill out. If you
are experiencing boredom in life, then you can leave behind your hustled city life by escaping to high peaks in Himalayas, blue sea in Andaman, vibrant beaches in Goa, Western Ghats in south or naturally
beautiful north east. It will give you a relaxation which your soul and heart has longed for!
So; options are huge but let’s have a look at 6 ultimate travel destinations which are chosen from length and breadth of India to help you make your holidays and expedition plans memorable.
Goa – A Beach paradise
One of the most visited and familiar travel destinations, Goa is an amazing place to have exotic expedition. It is a small state in western coastlines of India along Arabian Sea. Goa is famous for its pristine beaches with swaying palms, vibrant night life, fishing villages, Portuguese culture and
cathedrals which make it extremely desirous travel spot.
Top visitor attractions in Goa are Beaches of Baga, Calangute and Palolem which offer jet skiing, boat rides and water scooter rides to make your expedition adventrous. Apart from beaches; Portuguese style cathedrals like Se cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus, Portuguese style homes in Panaji, Anjuna’s
famous flea market, Mackie’s night bazaar grab the tourist’s eye and attention easily.
If you are fond of flora and fauna; Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is perfect for you to have a close look at native mangrove ecosystem. Goa’s landscape comprises of small villages, waterfalls, beaches and jungles.
Ooty – Queen of Hill Station
Ooty is a retreating hill station in state of Tamil Nadu. Ooty, also known as Udgamandalam has been a summer retreat destination since british colonial rule. It has Stone house which was built by britishers; is now Government Arts college.
This hill station has immense greenery with artificial lakes with pleasurable boat rides. There is a rose Garden on slopes of Elk Hill which has over 2000 varieties of roses. A government botanical garden is home to various orchids and fossilized trees. Nearby Stone house; there is St. Stephen’s church which is known for its stained glass windows. Doddabetta peak in outskirts of Ooty give a breathtaking view of
town and Nilgiri Hills. Avalanche Lake, Emerald lake and tea plantations are also worth sighting.
This place gives you ultimate natural pleasure with thick forest and peaceful environment.
Kodaikanal – Hill Station in Forest
KodaiKanal is also a hill station in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. It is loved because of its granite cliffs, valleys covered with forest, lakes, waterfalls and hills with immense greenery. It has manmade and stars haped lake called Kodaikanal lake in midst of town bordered with evergreen forest.
There are various boat ride services at the lake. Apart from Kodaikanal lake, there is one more exotic lake; Berijam lake. Bryant’s park is famous for showcasing various varieties of dahlias and roses. Kodaikanal has many colonial churches such as famous Anglican Church. At Kurinji Andvar Murugan temple; you can see rare kurinji flowers which bloom once in every 12 years.
Pillar Rocks which are 122 m high, elephant hills and Guna Caves are among other attractions here.
Mahableshwar – Hill Station in Maharashtra
Mahableshwar is a hill station in Sahyadri Mountain range in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the few evergreen forests in India. Here; you can find old temples such as Panchganga Temple and
Krishnabai Temple. There are various viewpoints here such as 3 monkey point, kate’s point, elephant point and Arthur Point to have breathtaking viewing experience..
Venna Lake is famous among tourists because of its tree cover on all sides. Lingmala waterfall which is 600 feet high; cascades its water into the Venna lake.
Partap Garh fort nearby Mahableshwar built by Shivaji Maharaj is also frequently visited by tourists of Mahableshwar.
DharamShala – Hill Station
Dharamshala is a city in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by coniferous forest mainly comprising of deodar trees. Subhurbs such as Macleodganj, Dharamkot, Ramnagar, Sidhpur offer best tourist expedition. It is also known as home to spiritual leader Dalai Lama who resides in Macleodganj.
Triund Hill is famous in Macleodganj which offers one day tracking trials.
Main attractions in Dharmashala are Dal Lake, Namgyal Monastry, Kareri Lake, Wilderness church, Chintpurni Temple and much more.
Shillong – Scotland of the East
Shilling is capital city of Meghalaya in northeast India. It is a hill station which was termed as Scotland of East by European settlers from Scotland because of rolling hills round the town. It is famous for
manicured gardens in Lady Hyadri park; Ward’s lake surrounded by walking tracks and boating facilities.
Forested Shillong hills offer heart touching view of the city. Elephant waterfall is a tourist attraction which streams through fern covered rocks. Sweet falls is another waterfall which is 96m high.
So, Plan an indelible trip to one of these ultimate destinations and have some quality time and unforgettable memories with your family and friends.