9 Destinations if You Want to Experience International Travel Within India | HolidayIQ Blog

9 Destinations if You Want to Experience International Travel Within India

9 Destinations if You Want to Experience International Travel Within India Flickr

Looking to have an international level experience in India? Here are some of the places which are in no way less than any destinations abroad. 

1. Havelock Island

Havelock Island
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditi Nayar adds, “On our road to Radhanagar Beach in Havelock, we spotted this board pointing towards the hills that said Elephant Beach...After a good 45 min stint, we reached a Mangrove that seemed like a video game, the guide asked us to walk and baby crabs paved a path for us and after that an island like none seen before. Calm, branches of designer trees lay on the beach and no or more than 10 people. We went snorkeling in the rain, it was an experience to last a lifetime.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mrityunjoy Sarkar shares, “This is Asia's second-best beach and obviously, first time visitor will be amazed to have the taste of this Beach. Located at Havelock Island. You should spend a whole day right here during your trip otherwise you won't be able to enjoy in a proper way.” Read Full Review

2. Coorg

Coorg
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

Temple | Coffee | Nature | Hill

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shobha Rao says, “Coorg also known as the Scotland of India and Kashmir of the South, with simple folk and a very peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We breathed in the pure oxygen all around us. A very quiet atmosphere prevails, where your senses get immersed in the beauty and serenity of the mountains and the greenery around you....The aroma of the coffee awakens the senses which are in a slumber with the cool air around you. A sort of lethargy creeps all over you, when you take a walk in the woods, as your sight is rewarded with all sorts of birds chirping and the various sounds made by them is heavenly music for the ears.Read Full Review

3. Udaipur

Udaipur
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

Lake | Palace | Boating | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shivam Gupta says, “Udaipur is home to some of the best palaces and lakes in India. It's aptly called 'The Venice of the east'. The lakes everyone should visit are Pichola lake and Fateh Sagar Lake...The city is full of historical places and you should plan your itinerary so as to cover most of them. The city palace is a must-visit and you can get guided tours of it at nominal charges.” Read Full Review

4. Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aniket Sharma adds, “Invincible historic marvel that wasn't won over; Walls that couldn't be breached ever...The way to the fort was quite scary and beautiful at the same time with scenic landscape valleys along the SH-49. The way to fort also crosses through and within the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. ...The wall of the fort was no less than the range of our eyes. To my surprise I was told that the wall of this fort comes next to the great of the wall of China, knowing about which, I felt proud that such marvels exist in my country.” Read Full Review

431

5. Shillong

Shillong
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

Lake | Peak | Hill | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Snigdha Basu shares, “Shillong - truly the Scotland of the east Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurav Sinha Choudhury says, “Elephant Falls is a must visit spot if you visit this beautiful place called the Scotland of the east - Shillong!! The 3 stage falls in a delight to watch. One can click precious memories. The romantic weather also ornaments its beauty. Stairs are steep but as you know no pain no gain.” Read Full Review

6. Pondicherry

Pondicherry
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

Beach | Sea | Peaceful | Calm

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suchandra Dutta Roy adds, “Pondicherry is a multi-faceted town. It is divided into the French quarters or White Town, Tamil Quarters and Muslim Quarters. The Indian town is a bustling marketplace with lots of activity whereas the French quarters is a serene and clean locality. It is definitely worth a visit as there is lots of history, amazing architecture, spirituality at the Aurobindo Ashram, beautiful beaches, awesome French cuisine, and so on.Read Full Review

7. Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

Beach | Houseboat | Lake | Backwater

HolidayIQ Reviewer Atin Mukherjee adds, “The Venice of the east really resembled the water kingdom of Venice. The added flavour is the chance to visit some Indian traditional villages and their people in the journey. I was mesmerized by the soothing natural beauty of the backwater lake and the friendliness of the local habitats. You can also hire a houseboat that moves in the lake.” Read Full Review

8. Pahalgam

Pahalgam
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

Valley | Snow | Nature | Hill

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepashree Pai Raiker says, “Words aren't enough to describe the beauty and serenity of this little village. It was worth every paisa and time we spent on Horseback to reach this awesome place....We also visited a waterfall which was very beautiful. mini Switzerland is too beautiful to express in writing.” Read Full Review

494

9. Khajjiar

Khajjiar
Click to See More Photos
Share source: HolidayIQ

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashish das shares, “Khajjiar a beautiful and ideal location to chill for a weekend which is called as mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh. It is around 20km away from Dalhousie. It is beautiful picturesque location.Away from all the pollution and nasty traffics of the city and in the arms of mother nature. There is small lake surrounding with beautiful green field and surrounding with tall pine trees all around you and and up far away.Read Full Review

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

Blog for us! Write in to editor@holidayiq.com

Get Free Travel Guide for your upcoming Holiday

Photos & Video Reviews
Great Deals from Partners
Travel Itineraries
When to Visit

Get the HolidayIQ Traveller's Guide to & start planning now!

With the best attractions, traveller reviews, hotels, packages and lots more…

Login via Facebook to get your free travel guide to
or register with email ID
  • +356
HolidayIQ travellers used this guide to plan their trip!

Get the HolidayIQ Traveller's Guide to & plan your holiday now!

With the best attractions, traveller reviews, hotels, packages and lots more…

Login via Facebook to get your free travel guide to
  • +356
HolidayIQ travellers used this guide to plan their trip!