• SHARIL THAKUR

Indian Destinations That Resemble Foreign Destinations

Updated: Feb 6

India: A paradise for all the travelers and explorers who like to visit unique and enthralling places. A country that has breathtaking mountains, pristine beaches, mysterious caves, adventurous treks, magical backwaters, ancient temples, marvelous Mughal monuments, and many more enchanting things that attract everyone from all around the globe. With so many gems and diverse cultures, it has become a tourist hub for everyone. The best thing about India is not it's gems but its hospitality that has made way into every tourist's heart. The best in class hospitality in India is what travelers love and look forward to every time they visit India. Not to forget about the delicious food that each state has to offer. Combining all these factors, India becomes an irresistibleCombining place and should be on everyone's bucket list.



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Sadly, we have witnessed a trend where Indian travelers rather than fully exploring their own country are more inclined towards foreign destinations. Exploring each and every place is important but exploring the gems that your nation has in store for you is crucial too. With this COVID-19, we have got a chance to visit the hidden gems that our country has stored for us as international travel remains risky and uncertain. To make your travel plans easy we have selected a few Indian destinations that resemble foreign destinations and are a treat to the eyes.


Let's have a look at some Indian destinations that resemble foreign destinations:


1. Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand VS Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, USA


It is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand, and is known for its majestic Himalayan Ranges. A world heritage site, the valley is situated in a very remarkable area, which is the conversion point of the Himalayan ranges of Western and Eastern Himalayas. The national park can be reached by a trek.



Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand  | indian destinations that resemble foreign locations
Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, USA | indian destinations that resemble foreign locations
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, USA


There are 3 famous spots in Valley of Flowers National Park where travelers can have a soothing time after their adventuresome trek.


> Ghangharia: Also known as 'Valley in the woods', it is situated between River Pushpawati, coming from Valley of Flowers, and River Hemganga, coming from Hemkund Sahib. It is an extremely beautiful valley with a magnificent view.


> Hemkund Lake: It is one of the most sacred lakes of India. It is situated near ‘Hemkund Sahib’ the famous shrine of Sikhs. It is also known as “Lake of Snow” as it is enveloped by seven glorious peaks ranging about 15,200 feet.


> Hemkund Sahib: It is the highest Gurudwara of the Sikhs, located at an altitude of 4329 meters. It is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The shrine got its name from the glacial lake Hemkund, adjacent to the Gurudwara.

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2. Lakshadweep VS the Maldives


It is a group of 36 islands is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape. Besides its beaches, this island paradise is full of surprises giving you the ultimate offbeat experiences. The activities that you can do on this island are Scuba Diving, Fishing, Kite surfing, Canoeing, Sunbathing, and many more. Sunsets are a beautiful sight to behold from the tranquil beaches of the island. Not to mention the stunning Marine Museum which houses some extremely exotic fish and underwater species. Home to wonderful marine life, this museum is one of the best places to learn about underwater life in detail.



Lakshadweep India | Indian Destinations that resemble foreign Destinations
Lakshadweep

Maldives | indian destinations that resemble foreign locations
Maldives


3. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat VS Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US


It is famous for its white salty desert sand and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world. It is also home to a range of ecologically rich wildlife such as the flamingos and the wild ass that can be spotted around the desert often. It is known to captivate travelers by its serene natural beauty. The best time to visit is during the Rann Utsav. It is a celebration of the life and colors of the beautiful and rich culture of Gujarat. It is a three-month-long event wherein you will witness traditional music, dance, and finger-licking good Gujarati cuisine. You can also buy handicrafts and different types of embroidered cloths. The embroidery is of various styles such as Rabari, Ahir, Sindhi, Banni, Mutwa, Ari, and Soof. Have a look at this blog for some more facts about the place.



Rann of Kutch, Gujarat | indian destinations that resemble foreign locations
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US
Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US



4. Coorg, Karnataka VS Scotland


Coorg is also known as “the Scotland of India.” It has a lot to offer from trekking to jeep drive to quad biking to rafting, this place has it all. It serves as a perfect gateway for the weekend. One of the most interesting activities that can be done at this place is Microlight Flying, this allows you to enjoy the pretty city of Coorg from a bird’s eye’s view. Apart from all these adventure activities, it is also full of delightful waterfalls, marvelous temples, and quirky cafes. One of the most unique experiences that you can have here is giving bathe to elephants and playing with them. The elephant camp in Dubare which is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Coorg has a large herd of elephants that you can feed, bathe, and ride. Another site that shouldn't be missed is Madikeri Fort. It is an interesting heritage building in Coorg which dates back to the 17th century. Nagarhole National Park is the best place to visit if you want to experience wildlife safari. This park comes within the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is surrounded by Brahamagiri Mountains and has the Kabini River flowing through it. The safari might bring you face to face with tigers and Asian elephants.



Coorg, Karnataka | Scotland of India | Indian destinations that resemble foreign destinations
Coorg, Karnataka

Scotland
Scotland


5. Chitrakote Falls, Chhattisgarh VS Niagara Falls


It is Chhattisgarh's largest and most water-logged waterfall. . Due to the similar shape of horse feet, this fall is also called Niagara of India. The height of this waterfall is 90 feet. The specialty of this waterfall is that during the rainy days, this water is reddish, it looks absolutely white during the summer moonlight night. Below the fall you can spot the shrine of Lord Shiva with many small Shivalingas. After getting awestruck by the beauty of the fall, you can also visit the national park of Kanger Valley which is an absolute delight for nature lovers. Lush green forest and the drowning sound of chirping birds make this park a treat for nature lovers.



Chitrakote Falls, Chhattisgarh | Chitrakut Falls, Niagra of India | indian destinations that resemble foreign locations
Chitrakote Falls, Chhattisgarh

 Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls


6. Thar Desert, Rajasthan VS Sahara Desert, Africa


Also called the Great Indian Desert, It is the world's 17th largest desert, and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert. The Desert National Park is a storehouse of the collection dating back to 180 million years. You can see the artifacts as well as flora and fauna from back in time. It is best known for Camel Safari, Desert Safari, and Jeep Safari. There is a national park and wildlife sanctuary in the desert where you can explore the wildlife and vegetation of the desert. Camping in the Thar Desert is another option to enjoy the desert of Rajasthan. Read this informative blog to know about more activities in the Thar desert.



Thar Desert, Rajasthan | indian destinations that resemble foreign locations
Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Sahara Desert, Africa
Sahara Desert, Africa


These are some of the magnificent destinations in India that resemble foreign locations.

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