As we recover from the nightmare that has been the year 2020, our hearts are heavy with loss but hopeful for the days ahead. Most people did not realize the value of travel, the joy of meeting new people, kindness of strangers on the road, until all those opportunities were snatched away from them. The best place to travel to might have been the grocery shop this last year, but it is time to step out and lose yourself to the familiar exhilaration of an unknown journey again.
The most beautiful places in the world are calling out to you, but since international travel is still risky, here are some of the best vacations places in India for you to visit this year:
The Magical City of Mysore Is Waiting To Be Explored
The Southern end of our country has many hidden gems, and Mysore, also known as the City of Palaces, is one of the crown jewels of the South. Take in the sights of the regal Mysore palace, or follow the fascinating process of silk making by visiting one of the factories. If you like to shop or just simply like the hustle bustle of a market, you can head to Devaraja market, one of the oldest markets in Asia where you can shop silk, spices and so much more. There is so much to do in this historical city that you will run out of days but not options.
Kanha Forest Trail Beckons All Nature Lovers
Did you know that in the heart of Mocha, Madhya Pradesh, there exists the wonderful, lush green trails of Kanha forest? A perfect spot to unwind for nature lovers, biking through these trails will be the single most refreshing and relaxing experience for those that crave peace and quiet. Looking to getway for a weekend, far away from the madding crowd? The dense woods of Kanha will embrace you with open arms, and you can lose yourself to tales as old as time, being narrated by local tribals in the nearby villages.
Send a Postcard Back Home From The Picturesque Pondicherry
The bright colours of the various cafes around town, meeting people from all across the world, the sound of waves crashing on a serene beach – Pondicherry has all of this to offer and more. An erstwhile French colony, this quaint city has remnants of French culture that you will find fascinating to explore. Learn about its history at the French War Memorial, or dig in to a scrumptious brunch at one of the city’s famous cafes, or try your hand at paper making in the famous Aurobindo Ashram. One of the coolest spots to visit in India, this quirky and colourful city is the best vacation spot for a chilled out trip.
Discover the Hidden Sights Around Goa
Imagine this, you are riding your bike and the wind is in your hair, and you pass through the quaint Goan villages of Varca, Orlim and Fatrade which have the most scenic sights to offer. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Seeped in portuguese culture, there is so much to see in Goa that is far away from the parties and the raves. The beautiful coconut tree lined streets will carry you to a portugues style Areca nut plantation where you can interact with locals and also take you to a 450 year old church, one of the oldest churches in Goa.
The best places to visit in the world can wait, because there is much to see in your own country first. The ones mentioned above are easily some of the best vacations spots in India for the year ahead, and we hope you can get back on the road soon!