When it comes to travelling abroad, plenty of incredible places immediately light up in mind. Right from the heavenly appeal of Montecristo island to the Norwegian wonders of aurora borealis, the count of such places easily runs into dozens. By the sheer mention of it, you might already have started sensing the quiver erupting out of the wanderlust that’s always inherent in you.
But what if we tell you that rather than crossing the seas and continents, you can actually explore places of matching grandeur right here in India? Now, this would help you make your travel plans roll out faster, isn’t it? So follow the path of curiosity and feel free to explore these 10 places in India and their counterparts abroad.
Switzerland and Khajjiar
Before you get lost in the picture-perfect scenery of Switzerland,
Visit Khajjiar, one of the famous hill stations in India, which is popularly known as the mini-Switzerland of our country. Khajjiar’s expansive meadow with its tiny lake and a floating island is a visual treat altogether, and in addition to that horse riding and walks in the adjoining deodar forest is like a cherry on top.
Malaysia and Munnar
Lush green, manicured tea fields form an irresistible canvas for the photoholics at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.
But you could plan a visit to Munnar in India and enjoy the same lush panorama! The scenic beauty and the serene ambiance of the place is the reason why Munnar is one of the most beautiful tea plantations across the world.
Niagara Falls, Canada and Jog Falls, Karnataka
The grandeur and majestic cascades of the Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada are truly awesome.
But the Jog Falls in Karnataka are just as scenic and majestic. One of the most beautiful waterfalls in India, the gushing Jog Falls are a visual treat.
Singapore and Mumbai
Before you get awed by the dazzling skyline of Singapore,
Take a cruise and be amazed by how beautiful Mumbai’s skyline looks at night. A view that is going to be with you forever!
Camel Safari in the Sahara Desert, Morocco and in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer
Exploring the undulating sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But you can enjoy the same exhilaration on a camel safari in the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer.
Burano and Pondicherry
Before you get immersed in the spirit of the colourful houses and French architecture of Burano in Venice, Italy,
Visit the French Colony in Pondicherry to have the same liberating experience! The French Quarters, a neatly labelled street running parallel to the famous Promenade, is perfect for leisurely strolls.
Floating Market in Bangkok and Srinagar
Before you get stuck in the traffic of floating boats loaded with vegetables in the very famous Floating Market of Bangkok,
Do some shopping in India’s very own Floating market in Srinagar, one of the famous attractions of Jammu and Kashmir.
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore and Jama Masjid, Delhi
The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan is truly enigmatic.
The Jama Masjid in Delhi with its thousand years history evokes a very similar feeling! It’s courtyard is huge, filled with Muslims of different nationalities, pigeons flying about and around, and an undefinable serenity.
Salt Flats of Utah, America, and the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Before you visit the Salt Flats in Utah, America
Visit the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. This surreal desert is one place you absolutely have to visit in India and trust us when we say that, because you will fall in love with the beautiful landscapes around.
Norway and Auli
For adventure junkies, Skora Fjell in Norway is the ultimate ski destination with snow peaks and beautiful views.
You can experience the same thrills on the ski slopes of Auli in Uttarakhand, also known as “Skiing Capital of India”.
William Hazlitt wrote “A wise traveller never despises his own country’’. So cherish, explore the beauty of India before heading abroad. This list of 10 places in India and their counterparts abroad will definitely help you plan out your next holiday in India.
Photo credits: Jog Falls (Enchant_me), Auli (Joginder Pathak) and Khajjiar (SriniG)