The word incredible is not a mere prefix in the phrase ‘Incredible India’, it defines the true essence of Indian culture and its natural beauty! This land has a lot more than river rafting in Rishikesh, the busy shore of Calangute Beach, the old Jagannath temple and the famous world heritage site such as Taj Mahal! The geography of this continent is filled with mystical and mesmerizing places that will surely leave you amazed! If you have been abroad and you thought that this place is one of its kind, then you are mistaken! India has a substitute or rather a more scintillating desi version of the similar-looking international destinations in its natural treasure trove.
Scroll down to find out the top 6 international destinations and their Indian substitutes that will leave you awestruck with its beauty.
Khajjiar - Mini Switzerland of India
Khajjiar is a hill station located in Himachal Pradesh and is commonly referred to as the Mini Switzerland of India for its vast meadow, Deodar forests, snow-capped hills, and the eternal sky. Khajjiar is a must-stop spot for tourists who visit the Dalhousie or Chamba. This mini Switzerland is well connected by roads and is just 22 km and 23km away from Dalhousie and Chamba respectively. The place looks surreal and is home to the beautiful Khajjiar lake, Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary, and renowned Khajji Nag temple. Apart from these additional hot spots, tourists can enjoy activities such as paragliding, horse riding, zorbing and to top it all, the fascinating views of snow-capped Mount Kailash.
Auli - Forget the Mountains of the Alps for Skiing
Did you always thought that the huge mountains of the Alps are perfect for skiing and other snow sports! It’s time to reconsider this thought! You definitely need to checkout Auli in Uttarakhand on your next vacation. Auli is considered a heaven for tourists who love snow and snow sports. Apart from all these fun activities, one can admire the view of gigantic mountain ranges such as Kamat peak, Nanda Devi, and Mana Parvat. Skiing championships are organized annually in Auli by the government. Winter is the best time to visit Auli.
The Thar Desert - Feel like being in Morocco