So, the new year is there at the corner, and we are so much excited with our 2017 travel plans. The year of 2016 was so eventful and we have explored entire North India tourist places. Yes, it took us a year to explore just the northern part of India, and I am surprised with some of my friends, who say that they have completed their India trip in 1 month. India has so many things to do and so many landmarks to visit. In the year of 2017, we have decided to choose the best of the rest destinations in India. As I always say that India is All-in-one package for any type of traveler. There are so much lesser known, but extremely beautiful villages, treks, religious landmarks, offbeat attractions that captivate my wanderer mind every time, I think about it. I have created a list of 10 places that I am going to visit in 2017. In some trip, I will go as a Solo, while in others I will prefer to travel with family. I have selected this list after reviewing hundreds of traveler’s review and after reading lots of travelogues.
Spend night in the Thar Desert
Few things are so difficult to find in the world today, for example, a pollution free sky, a clear Horizon. Thar desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan has inspired me so much with its rough beauty and cultural diversity. I will be spending a night here, to catch the serenity of this beautiful place.
Take part in Rann of Kutch Carnival
Rann of Kutch in the Indian state of Gujarat glows like a diamond under the full moon night. Besides its beauty, this place has also one of the most cruel temperature. Newly introduced Carnival, the Rann Utsav has promoted the tourism in this part of the world. I will be visiting there once the date of the Carnival is announced.
Will stay in Mana Village
Mana village, the last Indian village and is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This place is associated with the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. Surrounded by the Himalayas, this village is also known as the gateway to Heaven, because it is believed that the Pandavas, passed through this village to reach heaven.
Do Valley of flowers trek
This is one place, which would make you realize Heaven on earth. The valley of flowers, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, has a majestic landscape. I will behold the sight of the beautiful Himalayas and Himalayan flowers. This is one of the most refreshing trek and the difficulty level is moderate.
Do Stok Kangri trek
Located in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, this is one of the most magnificent place in the world. The difficulty level of this trek is very high, but I am well prepared for it. Completing this trek is more than just the sense of achievement. It will prove to be an experience, that I will cherish throughout my life.
Do Chota Char Dham yatra
This journey I have planned with my Mom, Dad and Nivedita. Chota Char Dham Yatra, which includes Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath is a religious journey. All the temples are located in the splendid landscape. The beauty of the peaks and serenity of the sacred rivers like Ganga and Yamuna is breathtaking.
Catch the beauty of Andaman Islands
Andaman islands are some of the most magnificent and untouched place in the world. Situated in the Bay of Bengal, here I will probably experience the beautiful underwater world and the fascinating beaches.
Kerela, also known has God’s own country has the majestic backwaters. It is one of the popular attraction in Kerela and also the most loved place for honeymoon couples. Having a boat ride here was my dream. I will realize this dream of mine in 2017.
Behold frozen lakes of Himalayas
Frozen lakes of the Himalayas adds to the mesmerizing beauty of the mountain ranges. I have never yet seen any frozen lake yet. Will love to see one in the coming year.
See the divinity of Varanasi Ghats
Varanasi is the ancient city of India, located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated on the bank of river Ganga. The place is blessed with Ganga ghat, which is the hub of various Hindu rituals and ceremonies like Ganga Aarti, Cremation etc. Visiting it and taking the dip in the holy Ganga will be a lifetime experience.
Have you been to any of these destinations before? Share your experiences in comments. Hope you have a great year ahead.