All of us are not at the privilege of exploring the world. There are obstacles like time, money, and other circumstances that sometimes keep us from traveling overseas on a whim. But, being Indians, we need not fret as our country is dotted by a set of hotspots that ooze with effervesce of some of the best places on earth. Out of many, I have hand-picked nine beautiful places in India for you that resemble their foreign counterparts.
1)Gurudongmar Lake: The Icy Cousin of Jökulsárlón Lake
Gurudongmar Lake of Sikkim is among the world’s fifteen highest lakes and compliments Jökulsárlón – a huge glacial lake in southeast Iceland. If you want to delight in a scenic treat that involves chilling temperature and freezing waters, head to Gurudongmar Lake that will give you a clear idea of Jökulsárlón Lake.
2) Gulmarg: The Look-alike of Swiss Landscapes
Switzerland is surely an irresistible destination, blessed by valleys and picture-postcard lakes. But why rush to Switzerland when you have Gulmarg? The hill town of Jammu & Kashmir is equally enamoring with its pine-fringed aromatic pastures and breathtaking snow blankets.
Come summers, and it resembles the Swiss green carpets blooming with fragrant flowers.
3) Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Ko Phi Phi of India
Andaman Islands are home to some of the best scuba diving spots. Everything here is bathed in refreshing blue and green, adding to the scenic charm. So, ditch Ko Phi Phi of Thailand, and savor the fun in your own country!
4) Shillong: Scotland of the East
Rolling meadows, wonderful waterfalls, wild rivers, and lush and widespread grasslands transform Shillong into a place of joyous beauty. Visit this scenic place to believe how it resembles its “twin” miles away – Scotland.
5) Chitrakoot Falls: The Niagara Falls of India
Gushing down wildly in Chattisgarh, Chitrakoot Falls are scenic enough to chase the craze of Niagara Falls. These majestic falls are a sight to behold and treasure. So, great opportunity for those, who have always wanted to get drenched in the world famous Niagara Falls.
6) Munnar Tea Plantations: Oozing with the Aromatic Greenery of Cameron Highlands
The famous Munnar Tea Plantations of Kerala never fail to remind of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. Being hill towns, both the destinations have striking features in common, which is evident here.
7) Bangalore Palace: Resembling the Architectural Prowess of Windsor Castle
Visit the regal Bangalore Palace that has some resemblance to Windsor Castle in London, England. The architectural dexterity is so similar, it seems that palace’s construction was inspired by the castle.
8) Jal Mahal: A Glimpse of Trakai Castle
The majestic Jal Mahal of Jaipur gives a close competition to Trakai Castle of Lithuania. Both the counterparts stand with their head high at the heart of a lake and exude irresistible charm.
9) India Gate: The Monumental Kin of Arc De Triomple
Standing as a memorial to the I World War martyrs, India Gate has a striking semblance to its French counterpart – Arc-de-Triomphe. So, why shell out money for Paris, when you can marvel at the resembling charm in New Delhi, India.
So, which Indian alternative to international wonder, you are going to visit next? Do let me know in the comments section below 🙂