2017 has arrived and so has the holidays and weekends that means more fun and wonderful times exploring whole new Destinations. Home to numerous enticing destinations and wonderful weekend escapes, India tourism offers a whole lot of opportunities to travelers. Have a look at some of the topmost destinations you can explore with holiday packages in India.
1. All Roads end here: Lachung- Yumthang and the Zero point, Sikkim:
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport
The abode of unmatched beauty and serenity, the Lachung- Yumthang and Zero point are some of the most surreal places worthy a visit in India. The snow clad ranges, gushing Teesta River, and the breathtaking valley-North Sikkim is here to entice you in every possible manner. The picturesque journey from Lachung to Yumthang makes the entire escape more worthy. Moreover, you can also enjoy a visit to the last outpost of civilization- Zero Point and take a dip at Yumthang’s hot water springs.
2. Reminisces of past: Hampi, Karnataka:
Nearest Airport: Bengaluru and Bellary
The capital of the legendary Vijayanagar Empire and a famous UNESCO world heritage site, Hampi is one of the most magnificent destinations in the state of Karnataka with an appealing history. Home to more than 500 heritage monuments and the famous Virupaksha temple-believed to be the place where Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati got married, Hampi is simply amazing. Don’t miss to take a ride on the bowl shaped boat named Dongri on the Tungabhadra River.
3. Adventurous vacation: Kolad, Maharashtra:
Nearest Airport: Mumbai
Want to add some adventure to your escape? Well! Kolad is here with its amazing rafting opportunity. The 14 kilometre long river stretch is full of rapids offering some of the most amazing water rafting opportunities. Moreover, you can also enjoy some amazing activities like river zip line crossing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, rappelling, and waterfall rappelling. And, if you wish to stretch some muscles, then take up a trekking trip.
4. Time Travel: Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh:
Nearest airport: Bhopal
A small hamlet in Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi is an archeologist’s muse featuring Buddhist monasteries & stupas dating back to the reign of the Ashoka the great. The rich carvings and amazing structures tells the century old story behind their existence. The oldest structure here is The Great Stupa (a UNESCO world heritage site)-constructed around the 3rd century BC by Ashoka the Great.
5. In the clouds: Auli, Uttarakhand:
Nearest Airport: Dehradun
One of the best locations for skiing, Auli played host to the First SAF winter games in 2011 and is one of the most frequented destinations for winter sports. Located in the district of Chamoli in the region of Garhwal, the wonderful destination with the most magical surroundings is a great place to consider for your winter vacations and the most amazing views of the Himalayan region.
6. Beauty and the Birds: Bharatpur-Rajasthan:
Nearest Airport: Delhi and Agra
Home to the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, massive palaces, impressive forts, and magnificent monuments, Bharatpur is another great destination for a perfection vacation. A paradise for bird watchers, the Bharatpur bird sanctuary is a perfect destination for a weekend plan with your buddies.
7. Largest Water Lagoon: Chilika Lake, Orissa:
Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar
Located in the state of Orissa, the Chilika Lake is the largest brackish water lagoon in the Asia. A part of coastal Orissa, the islands of Sanakida, Kalijai, Tampara, Parikud, Phulbari, Honeymoon, Nuapara, and others offers a great experience via boat trips. Home to more than 160 species including sea eagles, golden plovers, ospreys, sand pipers, pelicans, flamingos, shovellers andgulls, the Chilika is a heaven for bird lovers. During winters many migratory birds from as far as Siberia, Iran, and Central Asia migrate here.
8. Gods own Country: Kovalam, Kerala:
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum
Kerala, the God’s Own country is home to some of the most amazingly breathtaking destinations for a vacation. The lovely backwaters, quaint hill stations, magnificent beaches, and amazing wildlife highlights makes Kerala a one stop destination for travelers. Also, the destination offers century old Ayurvedic treatmentsand yoga therapies to help you rejuvenate your senses.
So, where are you heading to this long weekend?? How about these aforementioned destinations? Let us know your favorite place in the comment section below.
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