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Top Indian Destinations to be visited for next few years

Well it has been quite a while since I set out on exploring new locations. While I plan for the next one which I am sure will be very soon, here’s a list of top Top Indian Destinations to be visited for next few years. While many may think there are lot more places than these, such as the backwaters of Kerala, Beaches of Goa etc., selected few sit on top of my list and listed primarily on the criteria that they have not been visited by me –

  1. Escape to the magnificent North East frontier of India

The North India comprising of 7 states which are also called as “Seven Sisters’ has some of the marvelous and charismatic tourist locations which are ready to be explored. Although it is very difficult to choose any particular destination tour or activity that can be explored within a short duration, there are few places/ activities which are on top of my list which include –

  1. Visit to the Kaziranga National Park to see the one horned Rhino

  2. Enjoying rain in Cherrapunji – probably the wettest place in the world

  3. Traverse along the Brahmaputra Valley

  4. Experience the snow clapped mountains of Gangtok, Sikkim and Darjeeling

  5. Road trip from Manali to Leh-Ladakh

This one is certainly one of the top destinations for me. While I have been to Manali before and have been in complete awe of the place, due to time constraints, I had missed exploring the world famous road journey from Manali to Leh-Ladakh. It is said the journey on this stretch is equally mesmerizing as the destination if not more

  1. Cruise to Andaman and Nicobar

While many Indians regard this as a honeymoon package tour, there certainly is lot of anticipation in visiting these magnificent islands which are covered with white sand and surrounded by turquoise blue waters. There certainly is a lot to explore the islands and also an opportunity to visit the southernmost tip of India and also explore the mystical underwater life with a scuba diving experience

  1. Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett

Named after the famous hunter turned conservationist, Jim Corbett, the Corbett National Park is considered as one of the best and most fascinating natural reserves and national parks in the world. I have read the books written by Jim Corbett and ever since reading them, have had the urge to visit Nainital and the elusive Corbett National Park

  1. Get lost in the Royalties of Rajasthan

5.Rajasthan tourism is popular for its magnificent palaces and forts along with the experiencing the desert life unparalleled anywhere else in the country. The top destinations that I intend to visit on the Rajasthan tour include – Bikaner, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Pushkar and Ranthambore National Park

  1. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh

The experience of Rafting always pumps the adrenaline for me. Having done rafting thrice before at Dandeli, Manali and Bheemeshwari, the next rafting destination is the probably the best one on India – Rishikesh. White water rafting is quite an adventure sport in Rishikesh due to magnificent river Ganga, considered as the holiest river in India, which winds down from the great Himalayas.

  1. Feel Patriotic at the Indo – Pak Border

Get a feel of patriotism and nationality by heading to Wagah which is on the only crossing road border of India and Pakistan. Celebrate along with thousands the extravagant ceremony that occurs here every day before the sun sets.

  1. Trek in the Himalayas

It has been quite a while since I have went out on a trekking expedition. When trekking is on the mind, one can never miss the Himalayas which are considered as a real test for the trekkers. While the trek in Himalayas is very challenging, it certainly requires lot of skill, energy, stamina, willpower and above all the confidence to get through the harshest weather conditions.

  1. Explore the unexplored

There are several offbeat locations in India which are considered by some as land of mystery.  Some of the notable places include – Roopkund Lake, Khajjiar, Magnetic hill, The Phugtal Monastery, Chadar Frozen River Trek, Valley of Flowers in Uttaranchal, Waterfall rappelling in Vihigaon falls, panoramic view of Pangong Lake, Rann of Kutch and many more.  Exploring some of these places is certainly on the cards.

  1. Get soaked in the amazing waterfalls of the country

I recently read about some of the best waterfalls in India. While I have visited some of them, I was quite unaware of many of them. The complete list of some of the amazing waterfalls in India includes –

  1. Dudhsagar Waterfall – Goa’s prestigious falls

  2. Jog Waterfall – The wonder fall of Karnataka

  3. Nohsngithiang Waterfall – A surprise waiting at Mawsmai Village

  4. Thosegharh Waterfall – Maharashtra’s pride waterfall

  5. Athirappilly Waterfall – India’s very own Niagara

  6. Courtallam Waterfall – Tamil Nadu’s largest waterfall

  7. Talakona Waterfall – Sri Venkateswara National Park

  8. Khandadhar Waterfall – Orissa’s gem water fall

  9. Chitrakot Waterfall – a stunner fall from Chhattisgarh

  10. Dhuandhar Waterfall – an odd but spectacular fall

  11. Kunchikal Falls – Ghati’s hidden treasure

  12. Barehipani Falls – Simlipal National Orissa

  13. Langshiang Fall – a sight to behold

  14. Nohkalikai Falls – India’s largest water fall

  15. Meenmutty Falls – Kerala’s spectacular water fall

  16. Kune Falls – Pune’s secret weekend outing

  17. Thalaiyar Falls – an impressive gift from Tamil Nadu

  18. Vantawng Falls – Serchhip’s tourist attraction

  19. Umbrella Falls – God’s wonder in Ahmed Nagar Maharashtra

  20. Hogenakkal Waterfall – Tamil Nadu’s majestic falls

  21. Abbey Falls – A surprise awaiting at Madikeri

  22. Kiliyur Waterfalls – a treasure hidden in the Eastern Ghats

  23. Papanasam Waterfall – The Majestic Falls

  24. Soochippara Falls – the misty cascades

  25. Bhagsu Waterfall – Mcleodganj pilgrimage offers a treasure

  26. Amritdhara Waterfalls – a fair and a fall at the same place

  27. Barachukki falls – a double treat awaits at Mandya Karnataka

  28. Bear Shola Falls – where bears come to drink!

  29. Chunnu Summer falls – Darjeeling’s wonderful waterfalls

  30. Elephant Falls – Shillong’s icon

  31. Ethipothala Waterfalls – falls and crocodiles make a double treat

  32. Ghatarani Waterfalls – Chhattisgarh’s furious falls

  33. Hanuman Gundi Falls – a jewel at Kudremukh National Park

  34. Hazra Falls – lush greenery, a feast for the eyes

  35. Iruppu falls – the elongated Karnataka fall

  36. Karumalai Falls – Tigers and Waterfalls

  37. Kempty Falls – Massoorie’s towering icon

  38. Rajdari Waterfall – a staircase made by nature

  39. Srimane Falls – the perfect weekend getaway

  40. Thommankuth Waterfalls – in remembrance of a great hunter

  41. Vantawng Khawhthla – a two step gem

  42. Barkana Falls – India’s tenth largest fall

  43. Duduma Falls – Orissa’s biggest waterfall

  44. Lodh Falls – the marvel hiding in Burhaghaugh

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