With the ongoing lockdown in almost all parts of the country in some or the other forms, a significant majority of the people are sure feeling stuck at home and missing spending time outdoors. So here, we will take a look at the top holiday destinations in India after lockdown. Though it will take some time for international travelling to take place, domestic travel has already started in a controlled manner. Let’s take a look at all the destinations that you can visit to freshen yourself after months of lockdown.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site beside the Tungabhadra river in Karnataka is a must visit if you are fond of historical architectural marvels. Hampi was the capital of the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. It gives the visitors a glimpse of the magnificently rich history and culture of south India. The top sites here are the Queen’s Bath, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex and Lakshmi Narasimha statue. The nearest airport is the Hubli Airport and the Karnataka State Road Transportation Corporation’s buses are at your discreet for travelling. The ideal time to visit Hampi would be between October to February.
2. Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra
This UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site is also known as the Kaas Pathar. The blooming of natural wild flowers and butterflies is the main attraction of this picturesque hotspot from August to September. Naturalists say that Kaas is the habitat to over 850 species of plants. These include orchids, shrubs like Karvy, and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. The colourful meadows are bound to be a delightful treat to the eyes. You can also relax by the Kaas lake to see the Vajrai Waterfall.
3. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Kasauli is one of the most popular weekend hill station getaways from Delhi. The main element here is picturesque forests of cedar trees, herbs and pine. Post 1947 it was popular among British officials. The Victorian legacy is still prominently evident in various buildings of Kasauli. The Sunset Point, Timber Trail, Monkey Point and the Baptist Church are the main attractions of this hill station. Tourists normally flock to this destination from May to July, but you can also visit here from October to November.
4. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
One of the most famous national parks in India, Sundarbans National Park is located in West Bengal is a part of the Sunderbans and Ganga Delta. The main attraction of this spot is the Royal Bengal tiger. This is the home to the largest concentration of this species. The easiest way to reach here is to fly to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and then take a 140 km drive to the destination. November to March, is the ideal time to visit this spot as the weather is very pleasant during these months. The safari time stretches from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. So, plan your trip accordingly as not to miss any part of this natural wonder.