When you travel, you get to see different places, meet new people and experience a culture that is entirely different from yours. You see, travelling is important as it makes you culturally rich and more worldly wise. So if you are dedicating the New Year to travelling and exploring—something you have been planning to do in a while—then you have come to the right place.
Below mentioned are a few tourist destinations that are not from the run-of-the-mill, but are unique in every sense. Read on.
1. Diu, Daman & Diu:
Love the beaches, the sand and the gorgeous sunsets? Diu is not your conventional beach destination; it is more of an underrated costal heaven. If you are looking for places quaint yet beautiful then visit Jalandhar beach, Chakratirth beach and Naida caves. The best part is you can cover this budget-friendly beach locale in just a day. Rent a scooty to move around easily.
2. Aizawl, Mizoram:
If you are looking for a place that’s naturally beautiful and civilized, then Aizawl is the place for you. People are educated and polite. The city has a gorgeous church, a huge stadium and picturesque hills. If you are non-vegetarian, you will certainly enjoy pork and beef delicacies here. Since Mizoram is a dry state, you won’t get alcohol anywhere. However, you can indulge in a delicious locally-produced grape wine called Zawlaidi.
3. Yumthang, Sikkim:
Situated at an altitude of 3,500 metres, this cold yet stunning place is a visualdelight. Known for serenity and tranquillity, the most famous attraction here is the Yumthang Valley, which is home to 24 species of Rhododendrons and other flowers like Yellow Poppy. Yumthang is close to Sikkim’s capital, Gangtok. Travelling is not an issue, thanks to efficient cab services.
4. Auli, Uttarakhand:
This is a remote ski destination in the northern area of the state. Perfect for trekkers, this place is situated at an altitude of 2,500 miles and boasts of striking natural vistas. The locals are welcoming and helpful. Although this locale is quite small, it has tonnes of adventure sports to offer. The best time to visit Auli is between the months of November and March.
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Each of these tourist destinations have something different to offer. Whether you want to do adventure sports, relax by the beach or simply go sightseeing, these places will definitely whet your travel appetite. Wondering which one to visit this year? We suggest all of them!