10 Destinations From Your Childhood That Can Be New Adult Vacation Goals

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There is no denying that real travelers have high standards when it comes to picking a destination. They want a fulfilling experience, and that too in an offbeat place. But mainstream and highly popular places are so for a reason, and no land can run out of stories to tell. 

Here are some really popular destinations you can rediscover:

1. Agra

What every tourist does: Visit Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri obviously.

What you can do instead: Check out Mehtab Bagh, the ruins of a speculated black Taj Mahal that was supposed to be Shah Jahan's tomb, a mirror image of the Taj itself. And also visit the rural villages around Fatehpur Sikri where every family has a Mughal lineage and ton of tales from old times.

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Read: Taj Mahal: Exploring the unexplored

Where to stay: Wyndham Grand Agra

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Get it for over Rs 1500/- off at Find My Stay.

2. Alleppey

What every tourist does: Stay in houseboat and get an Ayurvedic treatment.

What you can do instead: Attend the Champakulam Boat Race in June-July where long snake boats create a competitive spectacle. And take a boat from Kumarakom and Muhamma to Pathiramanal island in the Vembanadu Lake for picnic unlike any.

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Read: More than Backwaters....Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Where to stay: Ramada Alleppey

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Book a stay with a discount of Rs 1,500 at Find My Stay.

3. Goa

What every tourist does: Got Baga Beach and party at Love Passion Karma

What you can do instead: Go on a boat ride for crocodile spotting in Cumbarjua Canal. Also, go for dinner in the 17th century Portuguese fort, Fort Tiracol, located picturesquely on top of a cliff in the Indian Ocean.

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Read: Tales of Tiracol Fort, Goa

Where to stay: Acacia Hotel & Resort

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Book a stay here for 50% off at Find My Stay.

4. Jaipur

What every tourist does: Goes to Hawa Mahal and pays a visit to Raj Mahal.

What you can do instead: Visit the Royal Gaitor to let realize that death doesn't escape the grandest of kings. And for audio visual entertainment, check out the 500 years old Donkey Festival (Gadarbh Mela) in October.

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Read: Jaipur Days

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Jaipur

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Book a stay in this 5 Star for Rs 1,700 less at Find My Stay.

5. Lucknow

What every tourist does: Goes to Bada Imambara and eats Galoti/Kakori kebabs in local markets.

What you can do instead: Check out the Chota Imambara which is a lot more ornate in its ambition but equally stunning in beauty. The idea of checking out Lucknow's nightlife might seem a bit misleading, but EOS Bar in Hazratganj is a great place to have a few drinks.

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Read: Top 16 Places to visit in Lucknow

Where to stay: Hotel Clarks Avadh

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Stay at this 5-star for the price of a 3-star, only at Find My Stay.

6. Mumbai

What every tourist does: Chill at Marine Drive and go celebrity home-spotting in Bandra.

What you can do instead: Take a walk down Bandra Fort to watch the sunset view of Bandra-Varli Sea Link. And actually spot celebrities in wonderful plays at Prithvi Theatre.

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Read: My Experience With The City Of Dreams : Mumbai

Where to stay: The Lalit

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Get this 5-star for over Rs 4,000 less at Find My Stay.

7. Nainital

What every tourist does: Stroll around mall road and go boating in the Naini Lake.

What you can do instead: Take a hike to Cheena Peak to get a bird's eye view of Nainital. And go star gazing at the Aryabhatta Observatory 4 kms from Nainital.

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Read: Visit to Nainital - Feel The Nature's Tranquility

Where to stay: Shervani Hilltop Resort

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Save around Rs 3,500 by booking from Find My Stay

8. New Delhi/Gugaon

What every tourist does: Visiting Lotus Temple and shopping at Janpath.

What you can do instead: Checkout the eerie surroundings of Malcha Mahal where people of malcha lived since 1600 A.D, now an abandoned property of haunting past, it is a historical monument of its kind. And if you really want to get nichest of the niche, check out Meherchand Market for shopping.

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Read: Me, My Cycle and Delhi

Where to stay: The Park, New Delhi

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Get over Rs 1,500 off on Find My Stay

9. Pondicherry

What every tourist does: Go to Auroville Ashram and chill at Bodhi Beach

What you can do: Explore the Botanical Garden spread across 1500 acres and travel back in time through the Arikamedu excavation site.

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Read: 10 Reasons Why Pondicherry Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Where to stay: Hotel The Promenade

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Get it for Rs 1,500 less at Find My Stay

10. Shimla

What every tourist does: Pretend to like Mall Road and visit Christ Church the nth time. 

What you can do instead: Go for treks in the Cedar forests of Naldehra and visit the resting place of Lord Hanuman in his pursuit of sanjeevani booti at Jhakoo Temple.

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Read: Things to do in Shimla for a Fulfilling Experience of the Winter Wonderland (3 D/2 N)

Where to stay: Hotel Willow Banks

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Check out India's most popular and favourite destinations on Tripoto's collection of travel itineraries, here.

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Every point wasn't relevant and right... But a few were damn good... Will have to check in to these places to actually make a judgement. #PanIndiaRoadTrip
Wed 09 14 16, 23:30 · Reply · Report
Stupid article
Wed 09 14 16, 22:29 · Reply · Report
Do somebody reply to comments in #Tripoto ?
Fri 03 18 16, 05:10 · Reply · Report
Option for a good weekend gateway for a couple near Hyderabad?
Tue 03 01 16, 22:08 · Reply · Report
It's China peak in Nainital.....not Cheena peak..
Fri 02 26 16, 10:11 · Reply (1) · Report
It's Cheena Peak... also known as the China Peak
Wed 09 14 16, 23:28 · Report