India’s Travel Guide: 5 Breathtaking Destinations you must visit to enjoy International Vibes


Planning an international trip and getting all set to travel to your dream destination in Europe, where you can explore exotic beauty?

About to book your visa appointment trip and pack your bags?

Think again.

Why cross the border and spend so much when you can get the same vibe and more at a much lesser rate in your own country?

On this Independence Day, come, let’s get a little closer to India and soak in the exotic beauties it has to offer.

India has so much to offer travellers looking for adventures, memories, or a break.

From the lush green forests and breathtakingly beautiful mountains to pristine beaches and deserts, Incredible India has something for everyone.

So, before all the hassles of getting a visa gets you all worked up, and you spend thousands of rupees attempting to experience the beauties far west, explore the Indian beauty with me.

Here are five places in India that can beat any foreign holiday destination fair and square:


Munnar, Kerala


Tea Gardens (Photo Point)


Whether the mystic hills covered with mesmerising greenery, abundant wildlife, or pleasant weather, Munnar is a treat for both wandering souls and tea lovers! Munnar offers endless tea plantations and beautiful waterfalls, which can beat foreign locations any day. It gets even better during the monsoons and offers several activities at the adventure parks, along with soothing your eyes and relishing your thirst for some peace and tranquillity.

When to visit

October- May

Travel options

Book a cab to Munnar from the nearest airport at Cochin/ Kochi (110 km approx.) or the nearest railway station at Aluva (120 km approx.)

Things to do

  1. Visit the waterfalls at Periyakanal, Chinnakanal, Attukal Falls
  2. Visit the tea gardens
  3. Boating at the Matupetty Dam and Echo Point
  4. Photography at Photo Point
  5. Endless spotting of wildlife at different intersections
  6. Jeep Safari (can be booked through locals)

Click here to know more about our Incredible India through Munnar.




Pangong Lake


The clear skies filled with stars, the crystal clear lakes, the scenic mountains covered in snow, and the winding roads all create a wonderful memory called Ladakh. It beats Europe and Australia any day and is a treat to both the eyes and soul of the traveller seeking adventure or star gazing. You can choose from many activities like trekking, calming yourselves at the monasteries, or kayaking. Every spot in Ladakh is a photography dream, so while your gallery will be flooded with endless pictures, you are guaranteed a satisfied soul post a trip to the picturesque landscapes.

When to visit

April- July

Travel options

Consider taking a flight to Delhi and then a flight to Leh as an ideal option. Once in Leh, you can book a cab or hire a taxi to Ladakh or other destinations you choose to explore.

Things to do

  1. Soak in the breath-taking view at Pagong Lake, Nubra Valley, Tso Morir, Magnetic Hill, Drang Drung Glacier, and Pangong Tso
  2. Visit the highest café at Khardungla Pass
  3. Trekking at Chadar Trek
  4. Kayaking
  5. River rafting
  6. Visiting monasteries
  7. Camping in the open (Pangong Retreat Camp is the most famous one)


Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh


Khajjiar Lake Area


Who says only the Europeans can boast of Switzerland? Not only do we have snow-clad mountains and views of rolling grassland as pretty as a picture, but also dense greenery and a fantastic tourism experience to offer. Unlike the overcrowded Manali or Shimla, Khajjiar is a paradise spread across vast lustrous pastures. The pretty lakes, the meadows, the grazing cattle, and the picturesque high deodars are sure to remind us of dreams come true.

When to visit

March-May (ideal) and October and November

Travel options

Take a flight to Gaggal airport (nearest) from Chandigarh or Delhi and book a cab or taxi to Khajjiar, approximately 118 km away. Alternatively, you can also take a train to Pathankot from Delhi.

Things to do

  1. Visit the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary if you wish to hike or catch a glimpse of the wilderness
  2. Visit the Khajjiar Lake
  3. Visit the Kailash Village (if you are looking forward to spending some quiet time alone and enjoying the local vibes)
  4. Dhauladar Range and Daikun Peak for catching the idyllic views of the mountains

Click here to know more about our Incredible India through Khajjiar.


Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer


Want to experience the jeep safari? Wish to soak in the Bedouin vibes and soak in the beauties of the desert? Why book expensive trips to Dubai when you can enjoy much more with the Thar experience? From camping in tents and ticking off the safari adventures to experiencing the Rajput feels and soaking in the rich cultural heritage, Jaisalmer has lovely memories to offer you.

When to visit

October – March

Travel options

Reach Jodhpur by flight (from all major cities) or train (from all major cities) and take the road till Jaisalmer (272 km).

Things to do

    1. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort and the city to soak in the Rajasthan richness
    2. Dune bashing
    3. Desert safari
    4. Camel safari
    5. Parasailing at Kanoi
    6. Camping


Lakshadweep Island


Kavaratti Islands


Someone has rightly said the Lakshadweep is India’s very own Maldives. From the pristine white beaches to the tranquil waves and abundant greenery to a cuisine that makes you crave more, visit this seldom-explored beauty tucked away in the Arabian Sea. This tropical archipelago, with its scenic atolls, clear blue skies and water, coral reefs, and friendly locals, will not only make you forget the Maldives but will also be easy on the pockets. Without hurting the pocket and offering an array of exotic beauty, this little island will give you an experience of a lifetime.

When to visit

 All year round (though October – May is considered ideal)

Travel options

Kochi is your point of contact for reaching Lakshadweep Island, either by flight (Agatti) or ship. Boats are available to Kavaratti and Kadmat Islands from Agatti.

Things to do

  1. Snorkelling (Kavaratti)
  2. Canoeing (Minicoy)
  3. Scuba diving (Kalpeni)
  4. Visit the Marine Museum
  5. Fishing (Kadmat)

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to take off to the destinations closer home this Independence Day long weekend.

Wondering how to pack the best for your first trip to the mountains? You can check out this blog to learn about an easy packing guide for your first hill station trip.

May we all have a pride-filled Independence Day!


2 thoughts on “India’s Travel Guide: 5 Breathtaking Destinations you must visit to enjoy International Vibes”

  1. I have been planning to visit Munnar and landed upon this blog. It provides the ample amount of information and what I really liked was the link to, it had more information than I was looking for. Thanks for the information!!

  2. Khajjiar is definitely a very nice place to visit at. Other than that, the blog contains one of the best places from north-south, east-west to visit in holidays.
    Definitely trying the “things to do” part if I visit any of these places.

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