While it is not advisable to travel now, things are looking up as the first batch of Indians are being vaccinated.
Since there is hope that you might be able to vacation this year and international travel might still take some time to normalize, we picked a few hidden domestic destinations.
Once we are back to normal and vaccinated, here are 6 hidden places you can vacation in India:
1. Touch the clouds in Laitmawsiang
If little hamlets on mountain tops are what you craved for in the last year, then journeying all the way to the deep east will quench your thirst. Situated in Meghalaya, Laitmawsiang is a small village in Khatarshnong Laitkroh Block of East Khasi Hills. The nearest airport to this hidden gem is Shella Airport. Laitmawsiang is also home to secluded caves like the Mawjymbuin and the Mawmluh. You can also visit Rainbow Falls in Sohra at a distance of 14.3 kms.
2. Lie down in the meadows of Doodhpathri
This Kashmir village is known for its beautiful meadows and idyllic scenery filled with grazing lambs. Located in the Budgam district, the village is 42 kms away from Srinagar.
An Elysian lawn, Doodhpathri is a great place to spend a quiet couple of days during the rest of your Jammu and Kashmir tour. Or you could just make a small trip and visit this country locale as a standalone trip itself.
3. Spot the conquerors of the sky at Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Almost all of us have at one time or another been amazed by how birds are able to take to the sky and fly over land into the clouds. If you are an ornithophile at heart, then visiting the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa will be the perfect weekend trip. Located on the Chorao island, it can be accessed by a ferry from Riband. The best time to visit is the migratory season when it is flocked by birds from the winter hinterlands.
4. Unfold your adventure at Badami Caves
Concealed in North Karnataka’s Bagalkot district, Badami Caves stands testimony to the architectural magnificence of the Chalukya dynasty. Once the capital of the kingdom during the 6th century, Bagalkot now remains out of the limelight, enabling it to become a spot only for true travel enthusiasts.
Bagalkot is not well connected by air and its nearest airport is Hubli at a 110 km away. However, once normalcy resumes, you can avail train services from all major cities in the country.
5. Go for a trek in Chopta
Travelling to Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district will lead you to a quaint base camp called Chopta. A trekker’s town, Chopta is quiet and the way to famous treks like Tungnath and Chandrashila. With divine temples like Koteshwar, Kartik Swami, and Alka Puri, there is plenty of culture and spirituality to explore here. You can travel to Chopta from Haridwar by road, 230 km away.
6. Breathe in untouched nature at Loktak Lake
Filled by the waters of the Manipur river in Manipur, Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in India’s North-East. Also known as ‘floating lake’, this waterbody was given the name because of the large vegetation it supports, also making it a part of the Keibul Lamjao National Park. One can book cars from Imphal to Moirang, which is 30 kms away from Loktak Lake. Visiting this pristine scenery will be a welcome pause from all the noise around.
These are our top 6 hidden vacation spots in India. If you put them down on your bucket list, we assure you that all of these places are going to give you a splendid experience!
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