A hill station like none, this small hamlet is tucked away from the traps of tourists. Surrounded with Deodar forests dotted with hills, lakes and meadows, you’ve got be here to see it yourself as to why this place is known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’.
The highest peak in West Bengal, standing at a height of 3636m, Sandakphu means ‘Height of Poison Plant’ and it nurtures poisonous aconite plants at its peak. The top of the peak offers stunning 360 degree views of the 4 of the highest peaks in the world, namely, the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu.
A picturesque hilly district located in Arunachal Pradesh, this popular north-eastern town provides panoramic landscapes with lush greenery. Home to several revered monasteries, this place is also thought of as the birthplace of Dalai Lama.
4. Loktak Lake
One of the largest freshwater lakes in India, Loktak Lake located in Manipur is also known as the floating lake, is covered with phumdis and will leave you amazed with its unusual beauty.
Nestled deep within Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra, this village is a ground of turtle protection where the people have taken up the task of nurturing this endangered species. They also host an annual turtle festival.
A beautiful hill station in Idukki district in Kerela, this town is home to the pristine Devikulam Lake, where Goddess Sita is believed to have bathed. The waters of the lake is also known for their mineral composition and healing powers.
Blessed with a pleasant climate all year round, Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh is surrounded with hills, green fields and a peaceful environment. Also, home to the Apatani, one of the oldest tribes in the country, Ziro has the the kindest people you’ll ever come across. An annual Ziro Music Festival is organized in the month of September which is sure to enthrall any music lover.
A small tea plantation town blessed with nature’s beauty, this place in the Western Ghats of Kerela, is the ultimate destination for the chai lovers.
An unassuming town inside Maharashtra, it is slowly becoming the hub for several water activities like canyoneering, water rappelling, river tracing etc.
10. Araku Valley
Famous for its quaint valleys, pleasant weather and coffee plantations, Araku Valley, in eastern Andhra Pradesh, is the perfect holiday destination having a mixture of all the ingredients required to soothe your soul.