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Did You Know? 20 Of The Happiest Destinations In India!

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Where are travellers the happiest? If you need cheering up, head to one of these destinations. HolidayIQ Travellers claim that these 20 places are where you can be the happiest in India.

Did You Know? 20 Of The Happiest Destinations In India!:

  1. Goa
  2. Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Munnar (Kerala)
  5. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  7. Coorg (Karnataka)
  8. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)
  9. Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)
  10. Gangtok (Sikkim)
  11. Pondicherry
  12. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  13. Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
  14. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  15. Puri (Odisha)
  16. Matheran (Maharashtra)
  17. Mysore (Karnataka)
  18. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  19. Jaipur (Rajasthan)

1. Goa


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ankush Mittal says, “Goa is the most wonderful place I have ever seen in my life to enjoy. Beaches are full with joyous adventures and ladies are cheerful. People are very supporting too. There are a lot of places to visit. Spice plantation was a decent place where we could see some wonderful creatures of god and also got a good treatment from the officials. Overall it was a happy outing.”

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9764 Ratings | 6350 Reviews | 3189 Photos

2. Manali


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ritayan Goswami says, “If you are a fun loving, food loving, nature loving, adventure freak, love to relax and are happy to party it is the perfect place to be in. Bring your own vehicle, or rent one(you need identity proofs). Pre book your hotel. Make sure to visit Rohtang pass.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller S Pradhan, “A great place to visit during summers. It's a very beautiful hill station with a couple of tourist spots like Hadimba temple, Solang valley, Rohtang pass, Kullu, club house & Mall road. Shopping can be done but it is expensive.”

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37187 Ratings | 22879 Reviews | 46 Sightseeings | 2266 Photos

3. Ooty


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HolidayIQ Traveller Balaji says, “Ooty is a happy city. The weather is very pleasant and cool. Inspite of the crowd the city is maintained well.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Chander Duggal says, “ Ooty, the queen of Nilgiri has retained its old charm with lush green tea gardens, the well maintained botanical gardens. So far is is saved from vagaries of commercialization and destruction of lush green valley. A Lake with boating and visit to Kannur and travel by heritage train was a beautiful experience. A must visit destination who loves nature.”

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35129 Ratings | 21150 Reviews | 47 Sightseeings | 1951 Photos

4. Munnar


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HolidayIQ  Traveller Umapathi says, “It is one of the best places to view beautiful sceneries. The climate is awesome, people who go with their family or friends will have a great trip which they cant forget for their entire life, surroundings are good with beautiful waterfalls, plants etc. and the food available is awesome and it tastes different when compared to other places. As surroundings are good we spend much time in taking photographs, there is beautiful garden with some rare plants grown.”

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29002 Ratings | 17763 Reviews | 55 Sightseeings | 1953 Photos

5. Kodaikanal


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HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak S says, “Kodaikanal is the best place to visit to have a wonderful time in ur life. Its very romantic. Food was good, but u do find drumstick to be a common vegetable in sambar always. The taste was good sight seeing was awesome. Pine forest is a must visit place. Bryant lake was good to have fun with family.  Nh4 through Salem is very good. From Bangalore its around 480 kms. After Dindigul there is a deviation for Kodaikanal. Its good u Leave early in the morning. U can reach Dindigul within no time as the road is too good. But wen the ghat section starts for Kodaikanal it gets difficult. ITs around 60 kms from the bottom to top. It will take around min 2 and half hours to reach Kodaikanal. Its better u reach top before it gets dark as driving at night is dangerous. But the road is very good.”

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24973 Ratings | 14454 Reviews | 47 Sightseeings | 1070 Photos

6. Shimla


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HolidayIQ Traveller Vishal Sharma says, “Wonderful experience to visit Shimla in any weather, lots of historic places nearby Shimla. Mall road is heart of city & shopping place, in winters ice skating is main attraction. Famous lakker bazar where you can get items made up of woods. Kalibari temple, jakhu mandir, ridge any many other famous tourist destinations were to see and enjoy and dont forget to eat a himachali local food.”

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24195 Ratings | 13786 Reviews | 37 Sightseeings | 980 Photos

7. Coorg


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HolidayIQ Traveller Arshat says, “Coorg is beautiful!  It is known for its coffee plantations and spices. Do not forget to shop for coffee and spices, which are the trademarks of Coorg.” HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Seth says, “You can reach Abbey Falls after a long trek into the valley. The trip to the fall is awesome and there is a well built stair case, which takes you down to the falls. However, the trek back can be arduous because of the height. The falls are impressive and one can cross the wood and rope bridge to have a better view.”

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18067 Ratings | 10787 Reviews | 43 Sightseeings | 1384 Photos

8. Mahabaleshwar


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HolidayIQ Traveller Divya Pande says, “Mahabaleshwar is one of the best hill station in Maharashtra. Its around 250 km from Mumbai and about 130 km from Pune, the travel with bus was good experience it takes about 6 to 7 hours from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwer is good fun place to enjoy for 2-3 days. You can take prepaid taxi at Mahabaleshwer for local site seeing."

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14810 Ratings | 8695 Reviews | 58 Sightseeings | 816 Photos

9. Mussoorie


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HolidayIQ Traveller Prabal says, “We reached Mussoorie through car booked from Doon station at 11 am in morning, firstly we visited Robert 's cave at about 12 am in Dehradun, an awesome place to visit with knee length water filled caves, then we reached Mahadev temple in way to Mussoorie, areal Divine place to visit then we reached Mussoorie at about 2 pm in afternoon it was too rusty in Mussoorie due to overcrowding but Mussoorie gets romantic in on season as you get to see pretty couples roaming on mall road and lots of road side vendors which add taste to your trip. Never run for sightseeing in Mussoorie, just relax at good hotel at walk at busy road of misty mussoorie with your partners and enjoy unmatched beauty, then next we went for kempty fall, Guess work has been done by artificially creating for falls in it's way to counteract the crowd without affecting falls beauty, at evening we packed up our and left for Lucknow with beautiful fantasy of Mussoorie a must visit place for every couple.”

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14203 Ratings | 7855 Reviews | 23 Sightseeings | 533 Photos

10. Gangtok


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay Agarwal, “Gangtok is a very beautiful hill station and the people there are very friendly. All types of foods are easily available. Various local sightseeing are there to spend the time and relaxation. Almost all multibrand food, snacks, clothes are available. Local conveyance is available easily. Momos and chowmein is excellent. Most of the branded showrooms and resto bars are in M. G. Marg and easily assessable.”

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20589 Ratings | 12067 Reviews | 52 Sightseeings | 1420 Photos

11. Pondicherry


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HolidayIQ Traveller Raghavendra Bhat says, “Pondicherry being a small city, can be covered on a weekend. Mix of French and Tamil heritage gives it a distinct look, feel and culture. Also Auroville, the global township being there in the outskirts of this city, makes international cuisine available everywhere. Pondicherry can be a foodie's paradise for this reason. The seaside Promenade is one of the must-visit places in the city.”

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16817 Ratings | 9942 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 708 Photos

12. Bangalore


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HolidayIQ Traveller Pooja Raval says, “Bangalore-the silicon valley of India is the perfect blend of cultures. The way it has accommodated people from all parts of the country clearly shows the hospitality of this city. The energy of this city, the vibrancy, the throb is easily visible at any time of the day! Bangalore has a homely feeling that anyone can connect to and this is what makes the city worth settling down.”

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