Offbeat Destinations For your Summer Vacation


When scorching summer is almost here and train ticket windows are open, plan your holiday of 2018 considering the hot destinations for 2018 summers that will keep you really cool.

No not the regular hill stations for your vacation, A list of offbeat places is ready to beat the summer heat.

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya :

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The land of living roots bridge is calling you to explore the beauty of one of the seven sisters of far east. Witness the casts spelled by the mother nature.

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

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Also known as mini switzerland; Khajjiar is located near the small hill station of Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. Green meadows on the floor, tall deciduous trees all around and a small lake in middle of the landscape; Sounds like a fairy tale background, Isn't it?

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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98 kms from Jorhat, Assam is Ziro. The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, Ziro is the peace seeker’s paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields.

Majuli, Assam

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The river island of India; Majuli is indeed the largest of its kind. It is a place worth visiting for its pleasant climate and mesmerizing scenic beauty. It is close to Jorhat (65 Kms).

Hemis, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

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The pride of Himalayas: Ladakh has this jewel in its nest where you can plan your offbeat vacation. It is a tibetan monastery 45 kms from Leh.

Gokarna, Karnataka

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A tranquil beach on konkan coastline is a place to witness peace and hippie culture at the same time. Nearest railway station: Gokarna Road

Varkala, Kerala

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Situated on the coast of Arabian sea is a paradise for water adventure seekers, Visit varkala and experience the best of water sports and azure beachline.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

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The white valley in Arunachal is a place still far from human intervention and is treat to your eyes. It is a snow blanket in the lap of himalayas.

Talasari Beach, Odisha

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Something for east lovers is this beach of Odisha, To have a closer view of eastern culture and cuisines. For all beach lovers it is a must visit point. It is not just a beach but an island crossing experience that offers great sunset view and plenty of red crabs.

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Last and the best is the place at number 10 on my bucket list. Spiti is one destination whose roads are even more beautiful. To reach this heaven you will have to cross the magnificent Rohtang Pass (Manali) and trust me you will have the best journey of your life.

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This blog was originally published on Aastha In Wanderland.

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