India has a plethora of tourist destinations and monuments, but what travelers often overlook is the stunning natural beauty that surrounds many parts of this country. As India has a variety of landscapes, from mountains to oceans, and deserts to thick forests, there is a wide range of places you can visit if you are looking for a visually appealing retreat. So, grab your cameras and come with us to these 5 lovely places in India for nature lovers:
1. The North-East
It is rather difficult to give the title of the ‘most-beautiful’ to one among the eight north-eastern states. Natural beauty has been endowed upon this part of the country in abundance. There are thick forests, waterfalls, hills, and even snow clad mountains spread across this region comprising the states of Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, and Arunachal. Exotic and beautiful species of animals and birds find adobe in the forests here- it might get very hard for the shutterbugs to let their camera’s rest!
This part of the country has not been as extensively traveled as the rest and this perhaps makes it a delightful place to visit. There are always new vistas to explore and great people to meet in the Northeast, and don’t forget the exotically delicious cuisine!
2. Himachal Pradesh
If you are looking for a trekking adventure along with aesthetic pleasure, Himachal Pradesh might be the best place for you. This state is situated in Northern India and hosts a number of quaint hill towns and resorts. With plunging rivers, high peaks, thrilling mountain passes, and snow-clad slopes, Himachal is the adventurer’s delight. For the quieter ones, it provides a blissful experience. This state is home to the Dalai Lama and is steeped in age-old Buddhist traditions. The hills and forests have to be seen to be truly experienced, and if you are anything like us, you will want this experience over and over again.
3. Andaman Islands
Andaman Islands are a cluster of islands located in the Bay of Bengal. Though the island territory also contains the Nicobar islands, only a handful of Andaman islands are open to tourists. The islands are one of best places in India to enjoy the sun, the sand, and the surf. Beautiful sunsets, thick mangrove forests, and white sand beaches will mesmerize you. An add-on is the unforgettable scuba diving experience around the islands. You can go deep into the sea and experience the underwater world in all its beauty.
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‘God’s own country’ of the deep south in India is known to be enthralling. This stunning state will calm your senses and make you feel as if you are a part of nature here. Hidden away from the hustle and the crowds, Kerala will relax and rejuvenate you. The placid lakes, lush green mountain slopes, long and quiet beaches, languid backwaters, and much more await visitors here. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for nature lovers and explorers, remember to keep your cameras ready in case you want to capture the majesty of a Royal Bengal Tiger on the reel.
To know all the important information for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, see: http://www.transindiatravels.com/kerala/periyar-wild-life-sanctuary/
5. Valley of Flowers
Walk on the Hem Kund Trek in the Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park to experience mesmerizing natural beauty. Valley of Flowers in situated in the northern state of Uttarakhand in the lap of the western Himalayas. Rivers rush through the valley and smaller streams cut through the trek at places making it look like a scene out of a postcard. The astonishing valley has a number of exotic species of flowers which make it look fascinatingly colorful. If lucky, you may even spot a glorious snow leopard here.
Check: http://www.transindiatravels.com/uttarakhand/valley-of-flowers-national-park/ for more information on Valley of Flowers National Park.
When the cities get too hectic, nature can come to the rescue. So, the next time you feel wound up and stressed, take a weekend off and soothe your eyes and spirit in any one of these places.
Where would you want to visit next and which other places do you find naturally beautiful? Let us know in the comments section below.
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