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Top Secret Destinations In India You Must Plan To Visit In 2017

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Top Secret Destinations In India You Must Plan To Visit In 2017:

  1. Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  3. Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  4. Bikaner (Rajasthan)
  5. Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  6. Imphal (Manipur)
  7. Devikulam (Kerala)
  8. Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)
  9. Goa
  10. Araku Valley (Andhra Pradesh)

1. Unwandered Himalayas - Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Unwandered Himalayas - Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Abhishek Jadoun from New Delhi took this in Khajjiar

HolidayIQ Traveller Paramveer Nath shares, "Its the best travel place in Himachal pradesh unknown by many of our local travellers. This place is a huge green grounds with lots of Teaks and cattle. Its greenery and atmosphere doesn't let anybody already been there forget this awesome place. This place is a must visit if you ever visit Himachal pradesh."

2. West Bengal's Tallest Mountain - Sandakphu, West Bengal

West Bengal's Tallest Mountain - Sandakphu, West Bengal
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Swakhar Pachal from Kolkata took this in Sandakphu

HolidayIQ Traveller Neha Thakur shares, "It is the highest peak of West Bengal. It had a wonderful scenic beauty. There is a small village on the top of the peak and the people there, are very friendly and cooperative " Aniruddha Sahoo adds, "Its's a basic trek for amateur climber and it is a wonderful place for explore. The view of sleeping Buddha (mount Kanchenjunga) is marvellous from here."

3. Untouched By Commercialisation - Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Untouched By Commercialisation - Kanatal, Uttarakhand
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Abhinav Kumar from Delhi took this in kanatal

HolidayIQ Traveller Ankit Bhatia shares, "Kanatal: place for peace, harmony and nature lovers. Kanatal is a small hill station situated amidst the mountains of Uttarakhand. One of the few weekend getaways from Delhi which offers peace away from the hustle and noise of the metro cities. We can reach Kanatal via 2 routes; via Dehradun Mussoorie route and other via Haridwar Rishikesh Chamba. Unlike popular hill stations, Kanatal has been untouched from commercialization. One can choose between resorts and campsites as well to enjoy the nature. The weather remains pleasurable throughout the year with snowfall around Dec and Jan. The locals are quite friendly and hospitable."

4. The Rat Temple of Karni Mata In Bikaner, Rajasthan

The Rat Temple of Karni Mata In Bikaner, Rajasthan
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source: vanamaliashram.org

The Karni Mata Temple is known for its rats. The interiors of the temple are always filled with countless rats. These rats are considered to be the spirits of the clan, which Karni Mata belonged to, and if you spot a white one, you're lucky!

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5. The Village Without Doors - Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra

The Village Without Doors - Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Chandranath Shirwaiker from Pune took this in Shani Shingnapur

HolidayIQ Traveller Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath shares, "It's a temple of shani god near Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The small town where there no place is locked nor doors. The temple is open all time, the god's idol is worshipped by flowers, black cloth and oil. Many devotees visit this place all around the year."

6. Floating Islands - Loktak Lake, Manipur

Floating Islands - Loktak Lake, Manipur
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Hentinlen Ha from Delhi took this in Majulifa

HolidayIQ Traveller A Majumdar shares, "Loktak lake is a very large lake and important resource for hydroelectricity as well as vegetables. The beauty of the lake is its vastness and floating gardens. We loved to stay here in Sendra Park & Resort. The nearby Keibul Lamjao National Park is an important spot. Here the rare Sangai Deer is available. One can enjoy boating in the lake."

7. Where Goddess Sita Bathed - Lake Devikulam, Kerala

Where Goddess Sita Bathed - Lake Devikulam, Kerala
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Ashutosh Singh from Mumbai took this in Devikulam

Legend has it that Goddess Sita of Ramayana fame bathed in the lake waters of Devikulam; thus, the word Devikulam. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Peethambaran shares, "Devikulam is about 8 km from Munnar, its located at a 300m higher altitude than Munnar. The weather is even better there. Try to stay in tourism dept owned yatrinivas. Excellent rooms and decent rates. Don't miss to see the old Devikulam lake inside the forest."

8. Architectural Wonder - Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Architectural Wonder - Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Abhijit Pal from Gurgaon took this in Orchha

HolidayIQ Traveller Mahesh Akhade shares, "Orchha is best place for winter Holiday. And also very religious place the only palace I had seen that have fort, archeological monuments, religious temple, wonderful river you can swim in it. Also have Royal affordable hotel of madhya pradesh tourism. This place is accessible from Jhansi city for more transport options."

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9. Butterfly Beach, Goa

Butterfly Beach, Goa
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Remo Mamidwar took this at the Butterfly Beach in Goa

Located nearby Agonda, Butterfly Beach lies to the north of Palolem Beach. It is named after Butterfly Island, which is situated at a distance of around 200 m. The stretch is famous for sighting dolphins and watching the sun set. Along with dolphins, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and scarce grouper can be easily spotted too.

10. Greenery By The Sea - Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Greenery By The Sea - Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Ricky Drk from Hyderabad took this in Araku Valley

HolidayIQ Traveller K K Sahu shares, "Do you want to spend some quality time in peace from the hustle-bustle of a city and don't want to visit a overcrowded hill station. You have a place called Araku Valley. Looking for activities then you rather give it a miss. For a person like me it's WOW, for its serenity, peace, greenery and other every thing a person needs to spend in quality time in peace. Do visit in the early morning the local market place. It's really magnificent. Don't expect any extraordinary things there but vegetable, fruits and daily chores being sold. It is really relaxing from the sophisticated malls and super markets. There is also an tribal museum, which is must visit. Also on the way you can see the coffee plantations."

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