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10 Places That Will Change The Way You Think About India

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Here a list of places that you should definitely explore to discover India's glorious beauty.

10 Places That Will Change The Way You Think About India:

  1. Mayfair Hill Resort Hotel, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  2. Hampi Boulders, Hampi (Karnataka)
  3. Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
  4. Jungle Retreat Wayanad, Wayanad (Kerala)
  5. Hindustan Beach Resort, Varkala (Kerala)
  6. Misty Meadows, Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh)
  7. Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
  8. Manu Maharani, Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  9. Blue Pine Hotel, Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
  10. Hotel Shree krishna, Gujarat

1. Darjeeling - Forget About The Meadows Of Switzerland. This Is it!

Darjeeling - Forget About The Meadows Of Switzerland. This Is it!
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Darjeeling is almost like a dream during the months of October and Nover. The weather is pleasent and the cold is not biting. The Toy Train is famous in Darjeeling and carries travellers from New Jalpaiguri/Siliguri to Darjeeling across the scenic landscape. A popular tourist attraction in Darjeeling is a jeep ride up to Tiger Hill to view the sun rising from the mighty Himalayas. HolidayIQ traveller Srikanth says, "If you are planning tour then must go to Darjeeling, its the best destination in summer. If we ignore the chances of landslides (which are dreadful), you will not find the place like Darjeeling. Nature and its beauty crafted by man. The drivers of Darjeeling, oh my god, really great they are. We just cannot imagine and they do it."

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310 Reviews | 70 Sightseeings

2. Hampi - The Golden Era Resurrected

Hampi - The Golden Era Resurrected
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Hampi is a village located in the north of Karnataka, amongst the ruins of the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, Vijayanagara. It's best visited in October and November owing to the low humidity, less precipitation and a pleasent all-round weather for travelling. UNESCO has listed the Vittal Temple and other ruins of the town of Hampi as a World Heritage Site. HolidayIQ Traveller Jyothi says that, "The colour of this place is sepia with patches of greenery around. Coconut trees, banana fields and mango trees add to the drama. The undeveloped landscape is covered with natural boulders perched upon one another defying the laws of gravity. It feels as if they are romancing in unique positions. It is one of the most unique sites one could ever experience in India. And the best part is, it always leaves you wondering about the story behind each boulder. These boulders are living witness of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire of the 13th century. I am awe-inspired and in love with this place."

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17 Reviews | 36 Sightseeings

3. Jodhpur - You Think India Isn't Regal? This Place Will Prove You Wrong!

Jodhpur - You Think India Isn't Regal? This Place Will Prove You Wrong!
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This city is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Thar’ because it is located right on the border of the Thar Desert.  It is also popularly called the ‘Sun City’ because it experiences bright and sunny days throughout the year. Another name for this city is ‘Blue City’ because the houses around the Mehrangarh Fort are all painted blue. HolidayIQ Traveller Sanket says, "Away from noisy atmosphere still very close to the city and few monumental and world heritage sights. The place is indeed serene & amidst natural beauty. To see about flock of 50 peacocks at one go is quite a rare sight to see! Recommend a must stay for couples to have a romantic getaway."

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103 Reviews | 29 Sightseeings

4. Wayanad - Think India Isn't Green Enough? Check This

Wayanad - Think India Isn't Green Enough? Check This
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Wayanad, which is also known as the ‘green paradise’ lies in between the mountains of the Western Ghats. One can visit this place anytime in the year as it never gets too uncomfortable but the best time is between October and December owing to light breezes and the onset of autumn. HolidayIQ Traveller Ajay says, "Wayanad is for nature lovers, the trekkers, the backpackers, the crazy bunch of adventure loving people. The food lovers, the tea lovers, the coffee lovers etc. We recommend it to those who are in love and comfortable with such an arrangement. We can do it again and again till we can."

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69 Reviews | 46 Sightseeings

5. Think Indian Beaches Are Always Crowded? Wait Till You Visit Varkala

Think Indian Beaches Are Always Crowded? Wait Till You Visit Varkala
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Varkala really is the beach-side town you want to visit between November and February because of the beautiful weather and atmosphere. It is also one of the least crowded beache-towns in the country. Among the several picturesque beaches of Varkala, the prominent one is the main Varkala Beach, which is also known by the name Papanasanam Beach. The beaches of Varkala have steep cliffs, natural springs, etc. HolidayIQ Traveller Josae says, "Varkala is indeed a beautiful place. I recommend this destination for anyone who wants to kick back and have fun or just relax. There are so many facilities, including Ayurveda which is very calming. As I only spent 2 days there, I was not able to visit all the places of historical importance. But the places that I had visited were also very beautiful. A lovely place indeed. Its a place I would definitely visit more than once, its a great place for a family vacation."

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36 Reviews | 17 Sightseeings

6. Likewise For Hill Stations. Check Out The Offbeat Pachmarhi

Likewise For Hill Stations. Check Out The Offbeat Pachmarhi
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This place is a must for anyone who wants to experience a less crowded hill-station. Renowned as the summer capital of the central provinces during the British regime, Pachmarhi still has remnants of the colonial past. The Victorian churches, bungalows and cemeteries render a colonial atmosphere to the town. The pristine hill station is surrounded by forest area, which has been added to the list of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in May 2009. The tribal communities of the Gonds and the Korkus are the native inhabitants of the area. HolidayIQ Traveller Pankaj says, "Although Pachmarhi is a year-round destination with a pleasant climate the best time to visit Pachmarhi - a beautiful hill station is between October and June. Since the summer temperatures rarely exceed 37 degree the months of May and June are the peak tourist season in Pachmarhi and one need to get the bookings done well in advance."

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350 Reviews | 56 Sightseeings

7. India's Heritage Isn't Just Limited To The Taj Mahal. Explore Udaipur For It's Rich History & Culture

India's Heritage Isn't Just Limited To The Taj Mahal. Explore Udaipur For It's Rich History & Culture
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Escaping the otherwise dry heat of other months, one can easily sift through history at absolute ease. Located in the Aravalli Ranges, it is a city rich in history and culture and is visited by tourists from all over who come here to get a glimpse of the Rajput way of life. HolidayIQ Traveller Rakesh says, "Udaipur is a lakecity. I like this city for its greenery and lovely gardens and lakes, it's like a heaven of Rajasthan. Neat and clean city with many lakes and fort of maharana pratap and haldighati. It's easy to reach and go anywhere from here."

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32 Reviews | 178 Sightseeings

8. Nainital - Hill Stations Can Be Vibrant Too!

Nainital - Hill Stations Can Be Vibrant Too!
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Nainital is located in Kumaon foothills in Uttarakhand. The place is serene, misty and enchanting in the months of September, October and November - not too cold, not too hot. The town lies in the midst of mountains, three of the most significant ones being Mount Naina, Mount Deopatha and Mount Ayarpatha. HolidayIQ Traveller Satyam says, "The place is quite good. You can have quality time with your family or friends. You can witness the life of people there. Mall road is just awesome. You can enjoy the zoo. A lot of colleges are there. You can enjoy living in mountains and boating in Nainital."

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439 Reviews | 41 Sightseeings

9. You Can Find Some Peace & Quiet Too At Ziro - Completely Gorgeous And Cut Off!

You Can Find Some Peace & Quiet Too At Ziro - Completely Gorgeous And Cut Off!
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Ziro is a quaint, old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. Apart from being host to the famous Ziro festival in September, the place is a boon for anyone who wants peace in the months of October, November and December because of its climate. HolidayIQ Traveller Nabajit says, "The place is beyond beautiful with massive nature beauty. The hills in silent with the rivers singing by is the best holiday destination for friends and family. The weather is quite moderate with orange Orchard nearby to enjoy at its fullest. Perfect place for outdoors."

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19 Reviews | 14 Sightseeings

10. Bolivian Salt Desert? Nah! Go To Rann Of Kutch Instead

Bolivian Salt Desert? Nah! Go To Rann Of Kutch Instead
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Apart from the three-month-long Rann Utsav that Kutch hosts from December, the place is ideal to experience desert and serenity in the months of October and November. HolidayIQ traveller Megha says, "Kutch is extremly beautiful during the festival rann utsav. The folk dance, camel ride, full moon, the bonfire and the colourful attires, makes it all. Buy painted pottery, wooden carvings, chaniya choli with hand embroidery, mirror work and bandhini in vibrant colours. Apart from all this, do not miss to take a ride around the city in the Chhakdas. They are colourful modes of transport which are like a cross between a semi-covered motorcycle and an auto rickshaw."

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