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For People Who Think India Is Just About The Taj Mahal Or Goa, Read This

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More than just temples and monuments, here are some of India's must-visit places.

For People Who Think India Is Just About The Taj Mahal Or Goa, Read This:

  1. Drang-Drung Glacier, Zanskar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Nanda Devi Temple, Almora (Uttarakhand)
  3. Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  4. Tungnath (Uttarakhand)
  5. Deoban , Chakrata (Uttarakhand)
  6. Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  7. Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Cuttack (Odisha)
  8. Dhanushkodi (Tamil Nadu)
  9. Belum Caves , Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)
  10. Lonar Lake, Lonar (Maharashtra)

1. Ever Heard Of The Drang Drung Glacier?

Ever Heard Of The Drang Drung Glacier?source: wikimedia.org

Drang-Drung Glacier is situated across the Suru Valley in Jammu and Kashmir. Located on the Pazila watershed in the Ladakh region, this glacier offers a view of the Himalayas and Kargil. Counted among one of the largest glaciers in the region, the Drang-Drung Glacier is surrounded by snow covered peaks and two small alpine lakes.

2. Hike & Watch The Sunrise At Nanda Devi

Hike & Watch The Sunrise At Nanda Devisource: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Donarun Das from Hyderabad shares, “The national park houses the famed Valley of flowers, as well as an occasional snow leopard. The park is best visited from July to September, when the flowers are in full bloom.”

3. India Has Gorgeous & Gleaming Tea Estates. The Ones In Darjeeling Are One Of The Most Beautiful

India Has Gorgeous & Gleaming Tea Estates. The Ones In Darjeeling Are One Of The Most Beautifulsource: pinimg.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Rahul Siddharthan from Cochin, “Darjeeling is well known for its tea and Happy Valley Tea Gardens is where you have to go to experience tea growing. The hill sides are covered with tea plants and you can watch tea pluckers as they expertly pluck tea leaves from the plants. Interesting fact is that they are all ladies and no males are present for this activity. You can also taste freshly plucked tea at the small restaurant there.”

4. We Have The Highest Shiva Temple In The World At Tungnath

We Have The Highest Shiva Temple In The World At Tungnathsource: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Anil Godiyal shares, “It is a real pilgrimage and a place where one can find absolute peace and scenic beauty. The highest peaked temple of Lord Shiva and a very nice spot chandrashila further up. A place with no electricity no mobile signal, thus a perfect place to have a mental rest. The best thing I liked about the place was the gesture of the people and priests there. On the up way to temple, there was a small tea shop owned by a old couple, I never in my life tasted the milk as they give there. Reaching temple, the priests there welcomed very warmly, I never got the feeling that they are cheating me, and neither they asked me to donate money at any place.”

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5. The Mystical Deodar Forests

The Mystical Deodar Forestssource: welcomenri.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Rayc from Delhi shares, “Far from the humdrum of the city, off the beaten track of the regular tourists lies this small sleepy hamlet of Deoban. Close to the Tiger Falls, this hamlet offers you the majestic Himalayas which perhaps has few comparisons. Incidentally you are in the land of Mahabharata. Try to feel the settings of the great epic. Maybe you will catch a thing or two.”

6. We Have Attractions That Have Legendary Stories Behind Them. Like The Nohkalikai Falls

We Have Attractions That Have Legendary Stories Behind Them. Like The Nohkalikai Fallssource: 500px.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Ghosh from Bangalore shares, “Nohkalikai Waterfalls in Cherrapunjee is one of the chief attractions in Meghalaya. The view point from where the waterfall is visible is a beautifully decorated place. There are concrete stairs through which one can also get down to the base of the waterfalls. The place remains misty mostly, the waterfall is best visible on a sunny day.”

7. And We Have Biodiveristy Hotspots Like The Bhitarkanika Wetlands

And We Have Biodiveristy Hotspots Like The Bhitarkanika Wetlandssource: wikiwand.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Rasheed Basha shares, “The land of lush green mangroves, migrating birds and turtles, the menacing estuarine crocodiles, meandering water courses, tranquil surrounding intercepted by the chirping of birds and the ever embracing nature, entrails visitors from near and far off places to flock these unique places of tourist importance. Scientists, Scholars, Nature Lovers and Tourists have abundant food for thought and exploration. Bhitarkanika represents one of the finest creations ever. The wetland is represented by as many as 3 protected Areas, namely The Bhitarkanika National Park,, The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and The Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary. It was awesome experience. A very good place to see. Many crocodiles were there. This place is good to see crocodiles closely.”

8. The Place With History Dating Back To The Epic - Ramayana. Presenting, Dhanushkodi

The Place With History Dating Back To The Epic - Ramayana. Presenting, Dhanushkodisource: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Noufal Habeeb from Malappuram shares, “I'm proud of that day, after reading so many travelogues and blogs about Dhanushkodi and Ramasethu point finally I decided to explore the beautiful haunted city. Dhanushkodi is located at distance of around 25 km from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. This is the place where Bay of Bengal meets Indian ocean. Trip to Dhanushkodi will be a life time experience, the landscapes, off-road driving, beaches everything makes this place awesome. The victims of 1964 Tsunami, The Government Declared as the ghost city. Journey through Pamban bridge and Sand drive with Tempo vans will be breathtaking to all.”

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9. If You're Into Spelunking, Here Are The Belum Caves

If You're Into Spelunking, Here Are The Belum Cavessource: jigoos.blogspot.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Alok Op from Bangalore shares, “Belum Caves, probably India's second longest caves. A different experience from normal tour. Around 3 KMS walk into the earth with stalagmites and small waterfall to rejoice. Carry a small torch. Plan the time of visit properly and pack the food, since there aren't no good restaurants nearby the place. Carry good quantity of water and wear light clothing before entering the cave. Wear a good gripping shoe, some parts are slippery.”

10. India Has Unique Attractions Like Lakes At Craters That Were Supposedly Created By A Meteorite. Here's Lonar Lake

India Has Unique Attractions Like Lakes At Craters That Were Supposedly Created By A Meteorite. Here's Lonar Lakesource: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Kalpana Thakur shares, “Lonar Lake, a total surprize pack to me. A natural lake which has most salty water, that we can't gargle even, area is large & surrounded with jungle of babhul, nim etc. There are lots of monkeys on the way. Many birds are whistling. When we go there in the start of monsoon & peacocks are calling, "MIO' "MIO' for rain we enjoy that, took snaps of jungle, lake & mandir.”

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