OKAY! Travellers know what travelling means to them. To quote Mr. Hans Christian Anderson,
”To travel is to live”.
Indeed,it is.Some places,no sorry “paradise on earth” do exist which are incredibly beautiful.I feel the word itself is short enough to describe it up.
We all ,specially travelling loving travellers have a dream, a wish somewhere to visit heaven on earth before finally ending up our lives.
From high mountains to the high ocean waves,from lush green forest to rugged beautiful places from our own India are listed below. Perhaps they are that “heaven on earth” which one must visit before they die.
Yumthang Valley – Sikkim
Love to travel in valleys??Want that happy moment in your life when you are moving ,jumping or engrossed in your road trips and the mighty Himalayas run parallel to you.,Pack up your bags,start your venture towards “Yumthang Valley”,Sikkim.
Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in North Sikkim. At a height of 3,564 metres above sea level, it’s popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’. It is popularly known as ‘Valley of Flowers’ and is home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which has over twenty-four species of the rhododendron, the state flower. A tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley and the town of Lachung, the nearest inhabited centre. Yumthang is closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall.
A forest rest house is the only permanent residence in the valley. During the spring months, the area blooms with rhododendrons, primulas, poppies, iris and other flora. During the summer months, villagers take their cattle to these heights to graze (a practice known as yaylag pastoralism). In view of increasing number of tourists, there is possibility of environmental degradation in near future. Skiing is conducted in the valley. Source: Wikipedia
Tea garden hill of Munnar
You love to travel in peaceful place? And you again love tea??I have something perfect for you.Let me share a experience with you:” We traveled from Kodaikanal to Munnar in May by car, driving down the mountain roads, crossing the valleys with empty new highways and discovering beautiful views and age old mountain passages.
It was as if we were alone in this vast country. We would rarely come across a village and everything was serene.
We realized that we were in Munnar when we started to see endless green patterned hills. It was so surreal and we were just speechless starring at the beauty surrounding us.”
Well,it was just a few lines from the diary of my experience.Go ahead,visit it up and let me know your experience too!!!!
Munnar is a town that’s situated in the southwestern region of Kerala. It’s practically covered fully with Tea plantations, some as high as 7000 feet above sea level. There is a good chance that, where ever you are in this world, you have had a hot tea, whose leaves where grown and hand collected between these green hills in the high mountain ranges of the Indian sub continent.
Much of valleys and hills, now focusing on beaches and islands,Andaman islands are truly the best among all.How can a place be so beautiful?Place,no “paradise”.Its entirely another world.Away from the sububs and hubbubs of cities,this place is “heaven on earth” no doubt.
It has 325 islands which cover an area of 6,408 km 2 , with the Andaman Sea to the east between the islands and the coast of Burma. The Andaman Archipelago is an oceanic continuation of the Burmese Arakan Yoma range in the North and of the Indonesian Archipelago in the South. It has 325 islands which cover an area of 6,408 km2 (2,474 sq mi), with the Andaman Sea to the east between the islands and the coast of Burma.North Andaman Island is 285 kilometres (177 mi) south of Burma, although a few smaller Burmese islands are closer, including the three Coco Islands.
The Ten Degree Channel separates the Andamans from the Nicobar Islands to the south. The highest point is located in North Andaman Island (Saddle Peak at 732 m (2,402 ft)).
The subsoil of the Andaman islands consists essentially of Late Jurassic to Early Eoceneophiolites and sedimentary rocks (argillaceous and algal limestones), deformed by numerous deep faults and thrusts with ultramafic igneous intrusions. There are at least 11 mud volcanoes on the islands.
The climate is typical of tropical islands of similar latitude. It is always warm, but with sea-breezes. Rainfall is irregular. Source: Wikipedia
Let’s admit it !.We all have Goa plans right? .we all planned to go there with our friends.Our bucket list is having this place marked number one.no!I won’t tell you anything new about it .If you are not an alien,you very well know what goa is !
Goa’s seven major rivers are the Zuari, Mandovi, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Kumbarjua canal, Talpona and the Sal.The Zuari and the Mandovi are the most important rivers, interspaced by the Kumbarjua canal, forming a major estuarine complex.These rivers are fed by South-West Monsson rain and their basin covers 69% of the state’s geographical area.
The Mormugao harbour on the mouth of the River Zuari is one of the best natural harbours in South Asia. These rivers are some of the busiest rivers in India. Goa has more than forty estuarine, eight marine and about ninety riverine islands. The total navigable length of Goa’s rivers is 253 km (157 mi). Goa has more than three hundred ancient water-tanks built during the rule of the Kadamba dynasty and over a hundred medicinal springs. Source: Wikipedia
a place were everything is damn so very perfect. No doubt “ QUEEN OF ALL PLACES THAT PRACTICALLY EXIST ON EARTH” it is.Kashmir is something which gives life to the living. Always a must visit.
Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Tawi Valley, Chenab Valley, Punch Valley, Sind Valley and Lidder Valley. The main Kashmir valley is 100 km (62 mi) wide and 15,520.3 km2 (5,992.4 sq mi) in area. The Himalayas divide the Kashmir valley from Ladakh while the Pir Panjal range, which encloses the valley from the west and the south, separates it from the Great Plains of northern India. Along the northeastern flank of the Valley runs the main range of the Himalayas. This densely settled and beautiful valley has an average height of 1,850 metres (6,070 ft) above sea-level but the surrounding Pir Panjal range has an average elevation of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft).
It’s not that it’s called paradise on Earth for nothing. Source: Wikipedia
Deodar Forest, Himachal Pradesh
FOREST LOVER??? Okay I have a pleasant suit for you too.Why not this?.These peaceful lush green forest are nothing more than love .
The deodar is a sacred tree in the northwestern Himalayas that has been planted extensively as an ornamental in Europe and North America. It is a towering, stately conifer with a striking appearance; its expressively pointed and drooping branches make it look like a sentient tree from an enchanted forest. One could imagine a deodar picking up its immense roots and striding forth, like an Ent from The Lord of the Rings. A dense forest of them in Kashmir must seem haunted indeed in the summer moonlight.
Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes. As many as 21 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth of the state, with plains scattered here and there.
Mizoram is a landlocked state in North East India whose southern part shares 722 kilometres long international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, and northern part share domestic borders with Manipur, Assam and Tripura. It is the fifth smallest state of India with 21,087 km2 (8,142 sq mi). It extends from 21°56’N to 24°31’N, and 92°16’E to 93°26’E. The tropic of cancer runs through the state nearly at its middle. The maximum north-south distance is 285 km, while maximum east-west stretch is 115 k. Source: Wikipedia
It’s the second highest mountain in India. While the peak is not that easy to climb for regular folks like us, but the surrounding Nanda Devi National Park is a must visit atleast once in a lifetime.
Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country. (Kangchenjunga, which is higher, is on the border of India and Nepal.) It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world. It was considered the highest mountain in the world before computations in 1808 proved Dhaulagiri to be higher. It was also the highest mountain in India before 1971 when Sikkim, the state in which Kangchenjunga is located, joined the Republic of India. It is part of the Garhwal Himalayas, and is located in the state of Uttarakhand, between the Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east. The peak, whose name means “Bliss-Giving Goddess”, is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya. In acknowledgement of its religious significance and for the protection of its fragile ecosystem, the peak as well as the circle of high mountains surrounding it—the Nanda Devi sanctuary— were closed to both locals and climbers in 1983. The surrounding Nanda Devi National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Source: Wikipedia
Sojha is a calm village located deep in the Himalayas. Sojha experiences cool weather throughout the year which makes it the perfect getaway from the scorching Indian heat.
Located in Seraj valley, Shoja is a breathtakingly beautiful place. The mornings in Shoja are particularly invigorating. One can just stroll around, walk up to the meadows or perhaps take the pathway into the jungle. Nature lovers can enjoy thick wooded hill slopes starting from bottom as far down or up or sideways or deep as one can look.
From Sojha, one can drive up to Jalori Pass. The metal road from Jalori pass leads down to Sainj and Shimla. The place abounds in hypnotic ambience. The lake is small but in a beautiful location. Cradled by rolling- meadows on all sides, high up in the mountains, it is an idyllic location for a private cottage. A small quaint little dhaba is run at the lake that can offer hot food and roof overhead for overnight campers.
Okay! The last of the list is my personal favorite but yeah I assure you yes you will be falling in love with it. Yes you will. Let’s not forget our beautiful Union Territories – Lakshwadeep Islands. Kavaratti Island is the capital of Lakshwadeep. Did you know that Lakshwadeep possesses some of the prettiest corals ever?! This simply means hello scuba diving!
FYI – Lakshwadeep is one the few places in the world which observes bioluminescence.
The Lakshadweep Archipelago forms a terrestrial ecoregion together with the Maldives and the Chagos. It has over 600 species of marine fishes, 78 species of corals, 82 species of seaweed, 52 species of crabs, 2 species of lobsters, 48 species of gastropods, 12 species of bivalves, 101 species of birds.It is one of the four coral reef regions in India.The corals are a major attraction for the tourist. Pitti Island, is an important breeding place for sea turtles and for a number of pelagic birds such as the brown noddy (Anous stolidus), lesser crested tern (Sterna bengalensis) and greater crested tern (Sterna bergii).
The island has been declared a bird sanctuary.Cetacean diversity off the Lakshadweep Islands and in adjacent areas is higher than other areas although a lack of scientific study results in poor understanding and conservation promoting. These include various whales (e.g. pygmy blue, Bryde’s, sperm), smaller cetaceans (e.g. orca,pilot whale and dolphins. Source: Wikipedia