5 MUST VISIT, OFF BEAT, PLACES, WHEN VISITING INDIA -- ~ Namita Sawant

5 MUST VISIT, OFF BEAT, PLACES, WHEN VISITING INDIA -- ~ Namita Sawant

Planning a visit to India? What’s the first place that comes to your mind? The Taj Mahal, rightly because it is one of the most admired masterpieces, universally. When visiting India, a trip to the Taj Mahal is a must, but if you want to enjoy some quiet time with your partner, while you explore the beauty of this country, you should head to these off-beat locations that present to you the best of India, in all its natural beauty.

The places listed below offer a lot of staycation options for people to unwind and relax, along the banks of river, and at the foothills.

Khajjiar

A beautiful hill-station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, often called the ‘Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar is covered in dense forest and dotted with lakes,hills and meadows. Go para-gliding, trekking and horse-riding, for the best treats to your senses. A two-day trip to this picturesque hill-station is all you need to refresh your senses.

Hampi

A beautiful historical town in the southern state of Karnataka, Hampi is a must-visit destination if you appreciate architecture and history. Don’t forget to enjoy a day’s trip to the architectural marvels of Pushkarani step-well, before bidding adieu to Hampi.

 

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Tawang

A hill station popular as the birth-place of the Dalai Lama, Tawang is located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, in the north-east. Here, you can bask in the glory of lush greenery, and beautiful landscapes, that soothe your mind, body and soul.

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Wayanad

A serene and silent hill town located in the southern-most state of Kerala, Wayanad is quite popularly known as the ‘Green Paradise’. For bird-lovers, the Wayanad bird sanctuary is a treat to the eyes. Plan a two-day trip to enjoy the relaxed charm of this stunning hill locale.

Rishikesh

For yoga lovers, a trip to Rishikesh is a must. There are a lot of staycation places, with ashrams, yoga centres and temples, letting out accommodation at affordable cost. You can enjoy a number of adventure activities, such as bungee jumping and river rafting. This staycation option is perfect to relax your mind, body and soul.

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So, pack your bags, and head to India, for a fun-filled vacation.

""Namita Walia Sawant is an ardent traveller on a mission toexplore India - raw & rugged. A content manager by profession, she loves to share her travelling experiences with the world. A  voracious reader, music lover and a budding photographer, her blog, ‘Best of India Travel’ (http://bestofindiatravel.blogspot.in/) captures her travelling escapades up-close.

 

 

 

 

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