India is one of the most popular holiday destinations among foreign tourists including Britons who reserve tickets on long-haul flights to faraway lands. Following are some unique experiences for those seeking to travel off the beaten track in India.
India is a diverse land both culturally as well as in terms of its landscape with a wide range of holiday destinations that are suitable for even the most discerning of foreign tourists. However not every traveller is content visiting run of the mill attractions when they purchase tickets on India bound flights. Following are some unique vacation ideas/destinations for travellers seeking an unmatched vacation experience in this unbelievably diverse country.
Colonial Luxury in the Hilly town of Kalimpong
Kalimpong is a sleepy little town on the Himalayan foothills in West Bengal state of India that has largely remained untouched by the vagaries of time. For those reserving tickets aboard flights to the metropolis of Kolkata, it is only a few hours away by rail, bus or domestic flights. Among the many heritage colonial buildings in the city, the Elgin Silver Oaks Hotel, built in the 1930s is the preferred accommodation for those who seek to relive the colonial splendour of the British Empire.
Welcome to the Jungle in the Nilgiris
Guns and Roses may have been talking about a different sort of jungle in their famous song but this is the real deal! Located only a few hours’ drive away for those disembarking flights at the city of Mysore in the south, the jungles of Mudumalai are spectacular to say the least. The flora and fauna here is truly diverse and those booking air tickets to visit the region can ill afford to miss out on a stay at any of the forest villas located in the midst of this greenery.
Try Trout Fishing amidst the Himalayas
Those who enjoy the sport of angling should definitely try their hand at this sport in a stream amidst the Himalayas. The Himalayan Trout Fishing Camp at the city of Kullu in the northern part of India is definitely the perfect place for this unique adventure. Located amidst the postcard perfect scenery of the lower Himalayas, the peace and serenity in the region make for an extremely relaxing vacation experience. To reach there, holidaymakers should book air tickets to the city of Chandigarh in the northern part of the country and subsequently hire a car or board a bus to the destination.
Bird Watching Amongst the Lush Greenery of Assam
The state of Assam in north-eastern India is famed globally for its numerous tea estates that export their produce to all over the world. For birding enthusiasts, the lovely towns of Haflong and Jatinga are literally tickets to another dimension. The area plays host to myriad bird species with its numerous rivers and streams as well as lush greenery. The nearest airport that handles international flights is at Guwahati, one of the largest cities in north eastern India, which acts as the primary gateway into the region.