Undoubtedly, India is one of the best places to experience a wide variety of landscapes and topography. Many places in India are well-known for their scenic beauty. The landscapes here seem straight off from a dream or a fairytale. Let’s take a sneak peek at the places that are a travellers’ paradise:
1. The Surreal Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
The great white salt desert is located in the western district of Kutch that borders Pakistan. The Rann of Kutch is famous for the ethereal salt desert. It comes alive during the Rann Utsav. You can witness Cultural programmes, folk dance, camping, camel safari ballooning, and a number of other activities. The Rann presents a surreal spectre, especially during the full moon nights. Visit the Rann of Kutch during winters when the festival is organised. Avoid it during summers for extremely high temperatures.
2. The Mesmerising Pangong Lake, Ladakh
This is a place famous for its unearthly beauty. Pangong Lake also featured in many Bollywood flicks such as 3 Idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Located at an altitude of 4,350 metres, the azure blue water of the lake is a delight to look at. The most interesting fact about the lake is that the colour of the water changes as the day progresses. It appears different at different time of day. This place can be only visited during summers as during winters, the temperature is intolerably low. It’s a heaven for photographers. You can set up camps and gaze at the star-filled sky above. That’s a view you will cherish for your life.
3. Dzuko Valley, Nagaland
Just 25 kilometres away from Kohima, the capital city, Dzuko Valley is a place of sublime beauty. Located at the height of 1500 metres above the sea level, the best time to visit this place is during winter and spring. At that time, the place is splashed with colours as the entire area is covered with lilies, red and white rhododendrons, and other colourful wildflowers.
4. The Saline Lagoons of Alleppy, Kerala
Located on the Laccadive Sea, the city of Alleppey or Alappuzha is best known for its brackish lagoons. The backwaters of Alleppey are the gateway to the labyrinthine network of backwaters in Kerala. Alleppey has a vast network of canals and waterways. Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience of a houseboat cruise and indulge in the rustic charm of the place.
5. The magnificent Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep
This island is a perfect blend of exotic marine life and lovely beaches. The coral reef tour is one of the main attractions of Kavaratti Island. Dive into the beautiful blue waters to get up and close with the rich underwater life. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone. Apart from coral reef tours, you can also enjoy a wide array of water sports at Kavaratti Island.