10 Best Places in India For a Peaceful Holiday

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India has a number of places with such exquisite natural beauty that it completely takes your breath away. Quite a few of these places have been explored and on their way to popularity. With the already popular holiday destinations bustling with the crowd, there is a growing demand for quite holiday destinations. Here is a list of the most amazing places in India to visit.

1. Islands of Andaman

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There are a number of islands in the Indian Archipelago that are still un-spoilt by tourist activities. Havelock Island, Neil Island, Little Andaman are some of the most popular holiday getaways.

2. Diu Island

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This is a fishing town in the located off the coast of Gujarat. Diu is among those names selected to become a smart city. In Old Diu, you can find Portuguese architecture, namely, the baroque style churches and the Portuguese. The town covers an area of 38 kilometers and is at sea level.  Other popular tourist destinations include the lighthouse and beaches such as the Nagoa beach and so on.

3. Nagar Haveli

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Sitting snug between Maharashtra and Gujarat, is Nagar Haveli the larger part of the union territory of Dadra and Nager Haveli. The capital Silvassa is an industrial city. The river Daman Ganga flows through the area producing some of the most picturesque tourist attractions.

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4. Munnar, Kerala

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A quaint little hill station that is simple and striking. The mist laden green carpet of tea plantations is just enough to keep the eager traveler spellbound. If you looking for a quite calm place with lots of greenery around then this should be your ideal choice. Apart from the soothing greenery the place also offers a range of places to visit such as the Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, the scenic Hydro-electric plant, Chinnakal, Anayirangal dam and Top Station.

5. Lambasingi

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Referred to as the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’, this is a unique place in the subcontinent prides itself as the only place that has snowfall in South India. It is situated in the Chintapali district of Andhra Pradesh. A place filled with lush green vegetations, Lambasingi grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables due to its climatic conditions. Best Places in India

6. Cheerapunji

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Popularly known as one of the wettest pplaceson planet earth, Cheerapunji is located on the East Khasi Hills about 2 hours drive of the state capital of Shillong. Cheerapunji is also home to some of the most spectacular living root bridges.  Interestingly these are roots hand-made by the local ethnic groups that live in and around the area. They are used for transportation by the locals. Other attractions include Nohkalikal Falls and the Seven Sisters Falls (also known as Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls).

7. Pamban Island

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Pamban Island also known as Rameshwaram Island in Tamilnadu is a picture-perfect coastal destination. On the south-eastern tip of the island is situated the ‘ghost town’ of Dhanushkodi. A 2-kilometer Pamban bridge connects the Rameshwaram to mainland India. Best Places in India

8. Ravangla

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Perched at a height of 7000 ft this town is situated on the southern part of Sikkim. The town is well connected by state highway to the capital city and to other districts in the state. Those visiting Ravangla may also include Pelling and Gangtok in their itinerary. One can view the highest Himalayan peak in the country and few other peaks from this vantage point.

9. Chikmangalur

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A small little town situated in the Deccan Plateau, Chikmangalur is also popularly called the coffee town. It is said that coffee plantation in India first began in this district. Tourist destinations include Kudremukh National Park, Badra Wildlife Sanctuary, Manikyadhara and Hebbe Waterfalls. Also hill stations like Kemmanagudi and Kudremukh are located in this region. The river Tungabhadra has its source from the mountains of Chikmangulur.

10. Khajjiar Best Places in India

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At 6,5000 feet above sea level, Khajjiar is a breathtakingly lush green place situated on the Dhauladhar ranges of Western Himalayas. About an hour’s drive from Dalhousie, a popular hill station, Khajjiar is called as the ‘mini Switzerland’ of India. Best Places in India

As tourism flourishes and the number of travelers increases by the day, new places emerge from their hideouts. The above is not exhaustive and hence look out for more in the coming days.

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