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11 Offbeat Waterfronts That Are Perfect if You Want to Wander Off Alone

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Are you one of those nature lovers who enjoy wandering off on your own? Well then, here is a list of some of the most scenic waterfronts that are perfect getaways for you. 

1. Udaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anudhi Jain adds, “As one enters in the Royal Palace through 'Bara Pole' one can feel the magic and a sense of pride which must have gushed through the veins of Maharana Pratap and other Kings. Built entirely of granite and marble, it congeries a rich blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. Standing since the 18th century, on the banks of lake Pichola, it can captivate anyone's heart and soul, particularly during the nights when its reflection in its full glamour falls on the lake creating an enigmatic panorama with that of Jagmandir.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Lake Pichola was built by nomadic gypsies in 1362 who were tribesmen during the period of Maharana Lakha and they were encouraged by the King for this water harvesting.”

2. Alappuzha (Alleppey)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Amitra Kar adds, “Alleppey is unique in all sense and so as its beach! The moment you are approaching the beach, you would notice the high and mighty 1000 feet high lighthouse which was built in (go early in the afternoon as it closes its entry by 5 pm). And once you are at the beach, a series of long iron piers will invariably attract your eyes. This is remains of what is known as Alleppey Pier which was used to anchor the merchant boats with spices and alike materials in yesteryears.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkatapathi Tudur says, “We choose to visit Kerala especially the Vembanad lake during our recent South trip. The boat was beautiful with a self-contained room, a viewing veranda in the front and a separate kitchen.

3. Athirappilly

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpz S adds, “If you are a waterfall lover, Athirapally is a must do on your list. Monsoons obviously are the best period to be at this destination which is in the midst of a lovely jungle route. Athiraplly swells and drops beautifully in a full force for 40m in a powerful cascade below.

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “It's not the waterfall which attracts us but the scenic combination of forests and little streams surrounding the waterfall are also to be mentioned.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aishu Lak says, “The way to this waterfall also has forest on both sides. This makes a feel of travelling through the forests.

4. Cherrapunjee

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Yagnadat Reddy says, “Mawphlang is a beautiful and tranquil Khasi hamlet, a one hour drive from Shillong, Meghalaya. Known for picturesque forest cover with stone hedges sprawling across the lands of this quaint hamlet, is a must visit if you are in Shillong.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kavita Sahgal adds, “Once we crossed considerable amount of stairs, we reached the hanging Bamboo and Iron bridge over a sparkling waterfall in which few villagers were taking a dip. The view was so beautiful that we couldn't stop the urge of swimming in the water. The experience can't be expressed in words.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Yagnadat Reddy says, “The trek is properly laid out with steps leading down to the base of the valley where the waterfalls from Cherrapunjee end to form glorious pools of water at Nongriat village.

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5. Gurudongmar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jayaraj R says, “One of the best visits ever was to the Gurudongmar lake which is a high altitude lake with natural spectacular beauty that is a treat to watch for the eyes.

HolidayIQ Reviewer JIMIT VORA says, “It's heaven on the earth. Snow clad mountains and the frozen lake.

6. Jabalpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Aman Sinha says, “The marble rocks at Bhedaghat rise high, up to a 30 meter of level on either side of the river Narmada. The sunlight shines on these marble white rocks and casts shadows on the serene waters. It is not only in the day that the charm of this place can be experienced, even during the night, these white marble rocks spotted with black and dark green volcanic seams are truly majestic and produce a magical effect under the moonlight.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arunav Singh shares, “An excellent trekking spot, this fort has the perfect amount of shade of trees and sunshine to make your day.”

7. Ranchi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Imran Asghar says, “Jonha Fall lies around 40 km from Ranchi main town. The road is good with beautiful surroundings. Rocks are less slippery there, you can also sit on them, under the waterfall.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shailja Singh shares, “The cool breeze, the vast sky and water all seem to be beautiful. You will enjoy seeing the city from the height.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kanya Kumari says, “The waterfall is awesome. It falls from 144 ft and slides down the rocks. Near the waterfall, we can see some villagers' houses who has their livelihood from the forest.”

8. Hogenakkal

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anu Monisha says, “As the water was gushing down, it sprinkled over me and I felt the touch of nature and was drenched with the breeze around. Enjoyed going in the wavy river up and down, touching the water and feeling the chillness, the boatman took us to a secluded place to play in the water.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anand MP says, “The boat trip used to cost around 700 to 1200 as per the demand but, now the government has done justice and the fare is 750 for 4 people.

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9. Malshejghat

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Trevor Saldanha says, “It is high up in the mountains, the weather is very cool as you are virtually in the middle of the clouds. The air is fresh and clean, the views fantastic and the numerous waterfalls are breathtaking.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshaya Singhal adds, “This is the most beautiful trek around Pune. If you want to enjoy it to the fullest, you should start trekking before the noon. It's just 15 min trek from the Harishchandragad, so you can reach at Konkan Kada before the sunset. You can just sit at the edge (at your own risk, as its an 18, 000 ft. vertical fall), look at the sunset, feel its beauty. You can set up your tent, enjoy the starry night, wake up early in the morning, and enjoy the mesmerizing clouds. I would say it's a 'See before you die' experience.

10. Kabini

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sweekruti Pradhan says, “I have visited this place twice and it keeps on surprising me every single time. Carry a good camera and a binocular (if possible). Usually, early morning safari is the best time to catch view the animals and if you can make it in the summer season, then you can see the animals near the watering holes.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Karandeep Kapany shares, “Well maintained and clean with very little human interference, the Kabini river is a delight. Numerous resorts dot this river and have a lot of water sports for enjoyment. You can enjoy Coracle rides along the river and spot many beautiful birds and animals.”

11. Jog Falls

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpz S shares, “Jog falls is one of the must visit waterfalls in India, claims to be the second highest falls in India and may very well be so, about 850 ft and comprises of 4 falls Raja, Rani, Rocket n Roarer - quaint names. Having wanted to see these since a few years now, I had set out without any company and bookings.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Zenobia Tamboli shares, “4 Cascades collectively called Jog (literally means Falls in Kannada), these are a sight to behold in the monsoons and immediately thereafter. Lush green environment, a very cool climate, the roar of the falls, excellent KSTDC accommodation at the Sharavathi blocks right opposite the falls, the perfect combination for a short monsoon getaway.

12. Pangong

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saumarjyoti Borah says, “When you would see the first sight of Pangong you will realise that the last 4-hour journey over the deadly mountain road is worth travelling. Believe me, that moment would be a milestone in your good books. Mostly you will see two colours of water in the lake during the sunny day. One blue and other is green. Here I would recommend all my friends to carry heavy woollen clothes as post sunset you will feel the place freezing in the wind.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anant Jain adds, “The area is under the control of armed forces. This lake is very deep and you are not allowed to go in it or do boating, etc.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samant Kumar says, “Mystique blue sky, pristine blue water and legendary mountains. This is the most beautiful place ever.”

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13. Mukutmanipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ishita says, “The park is on a small Island Barapukuria in the middle of river Kangsabati. It is at a distance of 2 kilometers from the shore and is reachable on the available van rickshaws at meager rent.

HolidayIQ Reviewer ishita shares, “The place is beautiful to simply sit in silence and indulge into the coolness of the river wind. With small hillocks and jungles around, and a wonderful, silent and clear water in front of you, this place simply freshens you up. The dam is built beautifully and entire area is very clean.”

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