We all love to travel, in fact most of us have a desire to go for an international trip which possibly could be a Euro trip or any exciting destination in a different country. Still most of us don't have all the privilege of going abroad on a whim. Time and money are barriers that never let us experience all the wonders of the world. However, there is hope, because India has its own set of places that reflect the essence of some of the world's nicest places.
Our homeland India is one such country which has adequate destinations and which would grab any travel enthusiast’s attention. A land of picture perfect landscapes, breath-taking mountains, magnificent water bodies and lush green forests. To sum it all up, our land is so beautiful that it can always give those highly dreamed foreign destinations a run for their money! And to make things easier for you, here we present few spectacular Desi destination which will give you a sense of Déjà vu. So, here are few of those destinations in India, which are worth our visit before visiting their foreign counterparts.
1) Athirapilly Waterfalls, Kerala – Niagara Waterfalls, Ontario, Canada
The Athirapilly falls in have been nicknamed the Niagara Falls of India, and for good reason. The majestic falls are a sight to behold—stretching across 330 feet and surrounded by lush forests harbouring abundant wildlife. So, if you’ve always dreamt of getting drenched in the world-famous Niagara Falls, then look no further.
2) Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - Sahara Desert, Morocco -
Most of us assume that desert have very less to offer for a great weekend experience. However, experiencing camel safari and jeep safari in the day time with camping at night in desert which often becomes one of the best stargazing point, is a unique experience altogether. Camping and Safari in Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is definitely one worthy experience in India before you grab your passports and spend more to experience the same in Sahara Desert, Morocco.
3) Tea Estates in Munnar, Kerala - Camaron Highlands, Malaysia
Walk through the slopes of lush green tea plantations is one of the most amazing experience you could imagine for. Munnar is one such beautiful destination in India to look for before you visit its lookalike in Malaysia, The Camaron Highlands
4) Gandikota Canyon of India - The Grand Canyon Arizona, United States -
Book your next trip to this Grand Canyon of India, Gandikota, if you haven’t already visited it. Gandikota fort ruins are situated 300 feet above the Pennar River just on its banks. This less popular destination is definitely a treasure unexplored. Trek through Gandikota – The Grand Canyon of India, before you head up to the actual Grand Canyon
5) Uttarakhand’s Valley Of Flowers - Antelope Valley, California -
Trekking through valley of flowers is definitely one of most sought after trekking in Uttarakhand which was once identified by a British traveller in 1931, when he lost his path. Feast your eyes through millions of species of wild flowers across the valley, before you drink in the colours of Antelope Valley.
6) The Andaman Beaches, Andaman island - The Madagascar Beaches in East Africa -
If you are the one who loves sea and wanting to visit some of most pristine beaches across the world, then start your hunt with some of the beautiful beaches in Andaman before you visit their league member in Madagascar. The beaches in Havelock Island are definitely some of most pristine beaches in India. Apart from being so serene, there are a lot of activities which will grip you more than a weekend
7) Glumarg, Kashmir – Locations in Switzerland -
If you’re enamoured by Switzerland’s lush green valleys and picture-postcard lakes, head to India’s mountain getaway Gulmarg—a destination that’s as breathtakingly beautiful as it’s adventurous. Covered with pine-fringed green pastures in summer and blanketed in snow in winter, it exudes a charm that few other places do.
8) Floating Markets of Srinagar - Bangkok’s famous floating Vegetable market -
Before you get swayed by the floating markets of Bangkok, shop for vegetables and souvenirs in the floating markets of Srinagar. The Dal Lake is famous the world over for its scenic location, its shikaras and houseboats and its floating market. A part of everyday life in Srinagar, these markets are a popular destination for both tourists and locals.
So next time you are bitten by the wanderlust bug, check out these 8 Indian travel-worthy destinations that look as stunning as a foreign locale, before you book a ticket out of the country.