There is nothing as enriching and enthralling as wandering off to new and interesting places. Travelling increases your understanding of both the world and of yourself. Following is a list of six places you must visit in India to feed your wanderlust.
Ramgarh is a quaint little hill station in Uttarakhand, India. The town is also known as the ‘Fruit Bowl of Kumaon’ due to the multiple fruit orchards scattered about. Ramgarh will interest you even more if you are a literature lover. Rabindranath Tagore was known to have created some of his compositions here. There is also a library dedicated to the Hindi poetess and writer, Mahadevi Verma. From enjoying picturesque views of the snow-capped Himalayas in utmost peace to taking a walk in one of its many fruit orchards there is plenty for the peace-seeking soul.
Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Shivalik ranges, the gorgeous town of Chamba lies by the Ravi River. It is best known for its untouched natural beauty, stunning medieval temples, and vibrant local festivals. Chamba boasts of a rich history, with mentions of it found in the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, the Vedas and the Puranas. Some of the most popular festivals of the town include the Sui Mata festival and the Minjar festival.
Andretta, an Indian village with an Italian name, lies in the magnificent Dhaulader and Shivalik Ranges. An interesting mix of different cultures, the town offers you amazing views of the surrounding valleys. Andretta is also famous among travellers for its excellent pottery training institute, the Andretta Pottery and Craft Society.
Bir and Biling
Lying in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, the towns of Bir and Biling are ideal for quenching your wanderlust thirst. While the former is famous for its Tibetan colony and Buddhist monasteries, the latter is popular for its wonderful tea gardens and world class handicrafts. Also known as the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’, Bir and Biling make a perfect getaway to try on the sport. They also host a ‘Para Gliding Pre-World Cup’ every October, much to the delight of adventure lovers. Deer Park Institute and The Chokling Monastery are some of the many attractions of the town.
Auroville, or ‘The City of Dawn’ as it is popularly called, is a must visit for every traveller. Built on an idea to be open to all, the city, with a population of 2000, shows hospitality like none other. The town displays excellent harmony, beautiful locales, rampant progress, and a diverse ethnicity. A major attraction of Auroville is the Matrimandir temple. Majestic and tranquil, it is the perfect place for silent concentration.
With breath-taking mountains, lush green valleys, and beautiful glacial lakes, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh serves as an ideal reprieve from the chaotic world. With the best of nature on display, the town is bound to reset your energies. The major attractions of Tawang include Tawang Monastary, Banggachang Lake, Gorsam Chortan, Sela Pass, and Nuranang Falls. The lakes of the town freeze during winters and attract migratory birds in the summer season.
GoFro Tip: Try to plan your travels during the spring and summer seasons but avoid the monsoon and winter. You do not want to be stuck in the rain or the snow!