With travel restrictions posed by many governments on international travellers amidst the COVID pandemic, tourists are left with no other option but to travel within the country, Check out the four destinations across India that can put some of the best international destinations to shame.

India is home to the varied pristine beauty and scenic joys coupled with rich cultural heritage and gastronomical delights. There are numerous places that pack a punch and is sure to give you a delightful trip experience. With international travelling affected by the ongoing pandemic, what better way than to explore the length of breadth of the nation and experience the beauty on offer by these hidden gems of India. Here are four places in India that will elevate your holiday experience and put those yearns for international trips to bed.

4 Domestic Destinations that will put International Countries to shame

  • Gulmarg: Surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan peaks, this very pristine place is something that will surely take your breath away. The lush green meadows filled with daisies, butterflies, and large fir trees. Often reckoned as India’s Switzerland, this place is a perfect getaway for anyone willing to spend their time nestled in nature’s scenic beauty. 52 km away from Srinagar, you can easily take a flight from Delhi to Srinagar and then take a cab to reach Gulmarg. The best time to visit Gulmarg is in peak winter, i.e. from January to February.
  • Chitrakote Falls, Chhattisgarh: If you ever had qualms about never getting an opportunity to see Niagara Falls, then don’t worry. India has its very own scenic waterfall that comes across as their answer to Niagara Falls. The Chitrakote Falls is one of the natural waterfalls falling over with fullness. It is situated on the Indravati river in Bastar district in Jagdalpur and is over 95 feet in height. It is the widest waterfall in India and can be seen in full glory during the rainy seasons of July-October where the water becomes reddish during monsoon. Reach Raipur by flight and take a bus or a cab to reach Jagdalpur.
  • Khajjiar: A small plateau striking similar topography to Switzerland, Khajjiar is often dubbed as the Mini Switzerland of India. You will also find a signboard that shows the distance of Khajjiar from Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. The place is located in Chamba nearby Dalhousie at an altitude of 6500 feet above sea level and boasts of beautiful weather. It is full of green surroundings filled with dense deodar and pine forests. There’s also a lake nestled in between that adds to the breath-taking landscape of the place. The best months to visit Khajjair are April-October. The fastest way to reach Khajjar is taking a flight to Dharamshala, and then a 120 km ride by bus or car will take you to this beautiful hill station.
  • Goa: Goa has often been cited as India’s fun capital, and it undoubtedly proves it. Known for its living life at its large vibe, Goa is a pocket-sized paradise nestled right in India’s west coast. The place is home to a prismatic cultural amalgamation between Indian and Portuguese blends and is full of sun-kissed mornings, night revelry, spiritual getaway, and lip-smacking cuisine. Unbound by any seasonal effects, Goa is a place that opens itself to the world throughout the year. The travelling means are cheap and easy with Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi to Goa flight that can fly you right into this coastal mini-paradise.

The scenic beauty coupled with the experience on offer by these paradises is every bit like the international trips. Don’t let the pandemic ruin your holidays. Go out, explore the majestic beauty spread across the length and breadth of India.

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