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10 Places In India That Look Straight Out Of A Gorgeous Painting

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Some places are so beautiful, they look picture perfect - just like paintings! HolidayIQ Travellers suggest 10 such places you must visit.

10 Places In India That Look Straight Out Of A Gorgeous Painting:

  1. Kumarakom (Kerala)
  2. Kutch (Gujarat)
  3. Munnar (Kerala)
  4. Pangong (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Pushkar Lake, Pushkar (Rajasthan)
  6. Sandakphu, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  7. Dal Lake, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  8. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  9. Havelock Island (Andaman & Nicobar)
  10. Valley of flowers (Uttarakhand)

1. Kumarakom


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Kumarakom is an ideal place to experience the backwaters of Kerala. Situated near Vembanad Lake, it is a must-visit place. HolidayIQ Traveller Rajsekar says, "Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the nature. Away from the buzz of the city and take recoup the energies. It is also good for quite moments with your loved ones. A walk in the woods gives a spiritual experience. Indeed it's gods own place. You can sit quite without any disturbance and observe the greenery and you get observed as part of the nature."

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3367 Ratings | 2090 Reviews | 13 Sightseeings | 257 Photos

2. Kutch


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Try desert safaris by jeep, camel rides, shopping for unique local handicrafts, and sighting the rare wild ass found in the Little Rann of Kutch sanctuary! There's so much to do here. HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjna says, "Quiet pure and serene place. Somnath is One of the best temples laden with history. The Civilization findings at Dholavira are older than their counterparts (Harappa & Mohenjo-daro). Trekking is best thing to do in Kutch. The Fossil park & Rann of Kutch are very nearby & are worth visiting. Best place for archaeologists. Bird Enthusiasts will find 'Surkhab' (migratory bird) en route to Dholavira and in Rann of Kutch."

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181 Ratings | 200 Reviews | 12 Sightseeings | 53 Photos

3. Munnar


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Popularly known as Kashmir of the South, Munnar is well connected to all the cities in Kerala. HolidayIQ Traveller Ethindran says, "Eravikulam national park is the best place to visit, mostly South-Indian foods are served. Best place to have nature walks. Nice place to visit nearest airport is nedumbassery. Kochi airport and nearest railway station is angamaly. Best way to travel is by cab if it is your own then better hire or rent a car."

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29691 Ratings | 18204 Reviews | 55 Sightseeings | 1969 Photos

4. Pangong Lake


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Pangong Lake is situated at a height of around 4250 m and is popular for being the highest lake in the world. HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijit says, "This high altitude lake is marvel of its beauty which cannot be found anywhere you travel in the world. India has much much better destination to explore. Talks are to explore the road beyond this from Chosun which can straight away take you to Mansarovar in 1 day in case Chinese agree(talks on as informed by our driver). The must visit place once in lifetime. The water is pure and change colour each time you turn as the day progress. Migratory birds enjoy the serenity."

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35 Ratings | 48 Reviews | 1 Sightseeings | 32 Photos

5. Pushkar Lake


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Pushkar Lake, considered to be sacred, is said to cleanse sins and cure skin diseases with just a dip. Historical significance of the lake is evident from the fact that it finds it’s mention on coins as early as the 4th century BC. HolidayIQ Traveller Kapil says, "I visited this place with my friends and I had a lot of fun with my friends. This is great place for picnic and sightseeing. Very close to Brahma Temple which is very much famous in India. Beautiful place and nice food in Pushkar."

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1962 Ratings

6. Sandakphu


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HolidayIQ Traveller Neha says, "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 ."

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12204 Ratings

7. Dal Lake


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This place is regarded as the summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and is the second largest lake in the State. It is popularly called as 'Srinagar's Jewel' or 'Jewel in the crown of Kashmir'. This place is also ideal for fishing along with water plant harvesting. During the winter season, the temperature at the destination reaches to a point, which freezes the Dal Lake. HolidayIQ Traveller Ravi says, "Floating market, houseboats, char chinar in middle of lake and Srinagar surrounded with Himalayan ranges with full of green beautiful trees. Its awesome, I recommend everyone to go for shikara from park in middle of Dal lake near by gate 14."

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13221 Ratings

8. Shimla


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The erstwhile summer capital of the British features dense woodlands, apple orchards and beautiful landscapes. Capitalising on grand old testimonies, colonial characteristics, peace-loving environment and adventure opportunities, Shimla welcomes tourists from around the world. It offers beautiful façades from the crescent-shaped ridge to the descending valleys of evergreens. HolidayIQ Traveller Devender says, "The right time to visit Shimla is during summer time. Visit Shimla for its scenic view. From Shimla you can travel by car to Kufri. After reaching Kufri, you have to ride on horseback to the sight. There is lot of fun with my friends. The trip is full of adventure."

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24936 Ratings | 14236 Reviews | 37 Sightseeings | 1006 Photos

9. Havelock Island


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HolidayIQ Traveller Debajyoti says, "A serene and a beautiful white sand beach with its turquoise waters would definitely be a perfect getaway for couples. Snorkeling is a must for a perfect sunny morning. Try out the local dishes without missing the famous coconut water. For an essence try getting to know the history prior hand, I ensure it would excite you much more than any other beaches you have been."

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4298 Ratings | 2942 Reviews | 13 Sightseeings | 374 Photos

10. Valley Of Flowers


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HolidayIQ Traveller Rohit says, "I was not fond of this place but when I reached the valley, it was like heaven on earth. Till today I couldn't forget the view. It was so pretty. Awesome that you would fall in love with nature. Your inner soul wouldn't allow you to make it dirty. Go for it and I am sure you will say thanks to your tour guide."

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6 Ratings | 21 Reviews | 4 Sightseeings | 34 Photos

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