Top Indian Hotspots to Visit this 2013
The summers are here again, and am sure most of you are planning to take a ‘summary’ break with your friends and family. How about visiting the below mentioned Indian hotspots this year?
1. Ladhak (Leh)
Referred to as ‘the cold desert’, Ladhak is an abode of the gods. It offers tranquility and solitude coupled with spiritual escapades. There are many things that attract tourists from all over the globe, specially the Pyongyang Lake, the monastery and the famous Leh market where you can get almost all kinds of silver jewelry at reasonable prices! The magnetic hill is a sight to watch as this is the only mountain where one can witness the force of gravity. One has to be there to experience the high adrenalin rush when his or her vehicle switches off and is pulled by the sheer magnetic pull! Wow….a must to visit place, I say.
Also known as the ‘abode of the clouds’, Shillong personifies beauty in all respects. There are many attractions to hold your interest such as: Umiam Lake, Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous North east Culture, Lady Hydari park, Wards Lake, Bishop and Beadon Falls. Apart from the scenic attractions, there are a number of movie theatres and cafes that offer mouth watering delicacies.
The beautiful little small town that appears British is Kalimpong, a town that has tremendous scope for touristic activities. Tourists can raid the market that offers everything. There are cafes and restaurants serving delectable Tibetan and English cuisines. It is a shopper’s paradise as one can buy kinds of handicrafts and artifacts here. For the spiritually inclined, there are many monasteries and churches.
The thought of trekking amidst the green and lush tea plantations and cajoling with ‘a special someone’ in the cold serene atmosphere motivates you to visit Ooty. It is literally a jewel of the Nilgiri hills and boasts of many attractions enough to keep you here for days. Some visitor attractions are: botanical Gardens, Lamb’s Rock, Dodabetta Peak and the famous Ooty Lake.
If desirous of feeling the soft feathery touch of snow on your bare hands, it is suggested that you make a trip to Manali, the jewel of Himachal Pradesh. Rohtang Pass is famous for its snowy mountainous slopes and offers skiing and many other kinds of sports. The snowy mountain caps start to shed off snow after May. Hence, one can still make that booking and visit Manali. Other places to visit include: Hadimba Temple and the hot water springs.
Goa is perhaps the most widely visited destinations in India and attracts lakhs of foreign as well as domestic tourists each year. Goan beaches like Candolim, Calengute and Colva are worth visiting.
The emerald blue waters of Lakshadweep can take anyone’s breath away! Tourists can visit the Bangaram, Kadmat and Agatti islands, each more pristine and glamorous than the other. One can indulge himself in a plethora of water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling.
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