Don’t be surprised to listen to that you can have a foreign vacation-like feeling in amazing Indian places. Yes, it is a pure truth that seems unbelievable to most Indians. Though, our loving country India has some beautiful places that look exactly like your international/foreign dream destinations. So, if you have a plan to visit foreign land with your family/solo vacation but your budget is shrinking, here is a list of places in India that resemble international destinations.
Indian Tourist Places Look Exactly to Foreign Destinations
So, without wasting time, let us explore the places in India that have similarities with foreign holiday destinations.
1. Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim (Jokulsarlon Lake in Iceland)
Gurudongmar is situated north of Sikkim at a height of 5215 meters. It is 2nd highest lake in India and it has similarities to Jokulsarlon Lake in Iceland. Along with beauty, Gurudongmar Lake has healing properties. Many tourists carry water from the lake to heal.
Best Time to Visit: It is favorable to visit Gurudongmar from November to June.
2. Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir (Switzerland)
Gulmarg is situated fifty-two kilometers away from Srinagar city. It is one of the best tourist spots in India. These snow-covered peaks are similar to Switzerland, the paradise of tourists across the globe.
Best Time to Visit: You can visit here anytime between December to July.
3. Chitrakote Falls in Chhattisgarh (Niagara Falls)
Chitrakote Falls is seen at Bastar district in Chhattisgarh. This 95 feet long waterfall is the widest in India. The waterfall is compared to Niagara Falls due to its width as well as its fullness.
Best Time to Visit: You can visit from July to October to experience something beyond beauty.
4. Alappuzha in Kerala (Venice in Italy)
Alappuzha or Alleppey is one of the popular tourist destinations In South India. From fishing to coir-making, prawn farming to houseboat journey – you can have enormous fun visiting Alappuzha in Kerala. The lush green fields, ducks, as well as birds in Alappuzha, certainly remind you of Venice in Italy.
Best Time to Visit: When there are water months, November to February.
5. Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh (Mini Switzerland)
It is a small plateau situated in Chamba at the 1981 meters altitude above sea base. It is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. The panoramic beauty of the place along with lush green surrounding, pine, and deodar forest with a hill station and a lake make you remind of Switzerland. This is why Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh is known as Mini Switzerland in India.
Best Time to Visit: Anytime from April to October.
6. Rann of Kutch in Gujarat (Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah)
The Rann or desert in Kutch is a marsh of salt and it covers 25,899 square km. it is amazing to experience uninterrupted white salt crystals under the stars as well as during the daytime. The serene beauty of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat has dire similarities with Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US. Akin to Bonneville Salt Flats, Rann of Kutch attracts thousands of tourists across the globe every year.
Best Time to Visit: During Rann Utsav, from November to February.
7. Lakshadweep In India (French Polynesia)
Lakshadweep, the smallest Union Territory of India is an archipelago. It is situated 200 to 440 km off the west coast of the Arabian sea in India. The mesmerizing island has a great resemblance to French Polynesia.
Best Time to Visit: You can visit Lakshadween anytime in the year. though, October to mid-May is the preferable time to make a tour.
8. Floating Vegetable Market in Srinagar, Kashmir (Floating Market in Bangkok)
If you ever planned to visit Bangkok to witness the experience of shopping from the floating market but could not, time to visit Dal Lake in Srinagar. The floating vegetables market on Dal Lake, Srinagar is the same as floating marketing in Bangkok. The floating market remains open very early in the morning, from 5 am to 8 am. Thus, if you want to shoot pics of the market, you need to rent a sikara very early in the morning.
Best Time to Visit: You need to visit Srinagar from March to October to witness the beauty of shopping while sailing on the Dal Lake.
9. Shillong (Scotland)
If you have never been to Scotland but wanted to experience the same beauty on your budget, Shillong is the best option. The outlandish beauty of the hill station along with the greenery around make you feel like the foreign tourist destination, SCOTLAND. This is why Shillong is known as the Scotland of the East.
Best Time to Visit: Summer is the best time to visit Shillong; especially from June to August.
10. Malana (Little Greece)
When you dream to sense the vibes of Greece sitting in India, Malana is the best option for you. Malana is located at Kullu Valleys in Himachal Pradesh. It would be difficult to compare whether you are in Greece or India.
Best Time to Visit: Summer is considered the best time to visit Malana. Though, if you want to experience snowfall, you can plan your vacation in winter.
These 10 places are just the name of a few places in India that have similarities with international tourist destinations and attract natives as well as foreign travelers every year. There are many more to explore.
So, if you have enjoyed reading this blog and want to know more places in India that have similarities to foreign destinations, don’t mind dropping lines in the comment section. Curious Kasturi would be very happy to appreciate it and come up with new and spicy information.
ill then, enjoy your tours to these places and stay safe……