1. Alleppey & Venice
Labelling Alleppey the ‘Venice of the East’ might be cliche for travel writers, but this little town in true sense resembles Venice. Where else will you find a unique crisscrossing network of canals spread out across the center of town which thatched country boats punt along leisurely?
HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishek Easwara says, “Whoever conferred the title of ‘Venice of the East’ to Allapuzha was spectacularly correct. This place oozes beauty inside out. Nature gave the place its beauty, the locals ensured its accessibility to the tourists courtesy numerous top notch Boat houses, which in my opinion, can put many multi star hotels to shame. The sightseeing begins at 11 AM in the morning and continues until sunset following which the boat is docked for the night. Towering coconut trees, calm water, clear skies, lush green fields.”
2. Coorg & Scotland
Coorg is truly a travellers’ magnet for no one can resist the temptation of visiting the luscious spread of green landscapes, lip-smacking Kodagu cuisine and tempting, gorgeous trekking tracks here.
HolidayIQ Traveller Visudh Vs says, “Coorg is a slice of heaven with amazing landscapes and coffee estates. The Scotland of India, as Coorg is called, is situated on the Western ghats and is 252 Km from Bangalore. Tibetan Colony, Abbi Falls, Cauveri-Nisargadhama (2 hrs), Bamboo Forests, rajas seat are some of the must visit places. Coorg is ideal for outdoor activities and trekking, angling and white water rafting are quite popular.”
3. Khajjiar & Switzerland
Located in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, about 24 km away from Dalhousie is a small hill station, Khajjiar, which is often referred to as the Switzerland of India.
HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Kumar says, “Khajjiar is known as mini Switzerland. It’s peaceful location is ideal for nature lovers and honeymooners. Don’t miss to visit the apple garden. Do go for paragliding.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Shital, “The green cover in Himachal Pradesh makes it look like Switzerland.”
4. Nainital Lake & Lake District
It is one of the renowned lake cities of India and also known as ‘Lake District’.
HolidayIQ Traveller Shashank Modi says, “Beautiful lake, covering over half a mile in breadth, the cold water soothes your soul and rejuvenates you. The boating and rafting activities are exciting and a dip in the lake completely enlightens you. The market nearby fulfills all your cravings after swimming in the lake, and take your camera for sure. Will love the mountains surrounding the lake, it is surely a place to be visited again and again.”
5. India Gate & Arc De Triomphe In Paris
India Gate very closely resembles Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The architecture is inspired by ‘Arc De Triomphe’ in Paris, France.
HolidayIQ Traveller Sikha Sharma from Noida shares, “India Gate is the pride of Delhi. An imposing structure, the gate was built in memory to the of the 90, 000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War I. You can find the names of soldiers written on India Gate. You will find vendors selling eatables and it looks beautiful in evening.”