by The Matchbox
2:15pm, 29th June, 2016
You don’t like crowd and crowded places, we know. Nobody likes it. All the famous vacation spots in India are getting so crowded that you have to stand in a ‘Q’ everywhere you go. It just gets into your nerves, doesn’t it?
So, we present to you the greatest alternatives to the greatest vacation spots in India. And trust us; all of these are crowd free! Go explore!
Kodaikanal Instead of Coorg for a Wanderer
The beauty of both the hill stations is unquestionably incomparable but, Kodaikanal – The Princess of hills has an advantage of still having some secret hideouts over the completely explored Coorg – Scotland of India.
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Gokarna for beaches rather than Goa
We might have an unfair bias for Goa – the ultimate destination amongst youth looking for beaches, alcohol & parties. But Gokarna is no less! It is a perfect getaway for travellers seeking solace and tranquillity while they indulge in the serendipitous aura of the place.
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Havelock Island is Far More Peaceful Than Palolem
Although each island of Andaman has their own exceptional beauty but, if you ever have to choose between the famous Palolem and not so famous Havelock Island, choose the latter one without any second thoughts. It is one among the few inhabited islands of Andaman & Nicobar. Havelock is commonly known for its rich marine life, white sand beaches and dense evergreen forests.
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Lahaul & Spiti is a Pocket-Friendly alternative to Ladakh
The Spiti Valley is surrounded by lofty mountain ranges and the Spiti River rushes through south-east of this valley in order to meet River Sutlej. The valleys are characteristically desert mountainous area. Buddhist monasteries and the magnificent natural beauty have given a unique distinct look to Lahaul and Spiti. It offers all the terrains of Ladakh in lesser money and lesser travel time.
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Kasol for Travellers whereas Manali for Tourists
The beauty that Parvati and Beas bring to these places is incomparable. But Kasol has both a whole bag of adventures as well as completely secluded places to offer, whereas Manali fails to give the latter one.
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Mcleodganj instead of Shimla
Mcleodganj is architecturally grand as it has many temples, monasteries and ancient structures that catch the eye of the beholder. The crowd here is highly diversified.
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Gurez Valley or Gulmarg
Gurez is a valley located deep in the high Himalayas, about 133 km from Srinagar. It is a beautiful combination of mountains, valleys and rivers.
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Hampi or Mahabalipuram – The choice is yours
Hampi was declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1986. The pompous group of monuments at Hampi gives you an opportunity to satiate your desire of exploring ancient relics. Apart from Heritage it offers an unimaginably serene artificial lake and is also one of the Hippie shelters of India.
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Mahabalipuram is renowned worldwide for rock carvings and monolithic sculptures. In fact various sculptures of Mahabalipuram have inspired those in Cambodia, Annam and Java. The sculptures were carved from local granite, and are categorised into four categories; Rock-cut caves, Monolithic temples or rathas, hewn out of a large boulder, Bas-reliefs in the open air, Structural temples.
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India is truly gifted in terms of natural beauty and historical heritage. We have enough to explore and it’s never going to end. So chose your next vacation spot and go on a merry ride!
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