7 Destinations In India More Beautiful Than The European Countryside

by Tania Tarafdar

We are always kind of dreaming about our next European vacation, driving around the beautiful countrysides. But till the time we can travel to Europe again, we can explore some of the stunning destinations in India with landscapes as beautiful as the European countryside. Yes, many places in India bear a striking resemblance to Europe’s topography. So live out your vacation fairytales in these destinations.

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1. Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

Lying pretty in the lap of Himalayas, at 2000 metres above the sea level, is the beautiful stretch of Khajjiar. The hill station has a rare combination of three ecosystems with dazzling lakes, sprawling pastures and lush green forests. Often referred to as ‘Mini-Switzerland of India’ Khajjiar is a popular hill station about 26 km from Dalhousie. Drive around the snow-clad Himalayan peaks, rolling hills, encompassing dense deodar forests and plenty of snow.  These 5 Places In Himachal Pradesh To Make All Your Switzerland Dreams Come True.


2. Nako, Lahaul Spiti

Nako in Spiti valley has a unique topography that almost resembles the moon. Close to the Tibetan border, the village boasts of an ancient monastery and a UNESCO heritage site. Nako is also close to Kibber, which happens to be the highest village in the world, and the landscapes here are to die for. This destination with stunning landscapes will transport you to your dreams.

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3. Idukki, Kerala

Idukki in Kerala has the beauty of the hills along with serenity of a small village. You will find a multitude of lakes forests waterfalls and jungle when you drive across Idukki. Also, the region has various spice plantations that beautifully taper down over the surrounding hills. This village also makes a perfect destination for camping. Stay At This Resort In Kerala’s Backwaters With FLOATING Cottages For Only ₹3000.


4. Munsiyari, Kumaon

Munsyari in Uttarakhand is a lush green secret nestled in the Kumaon hills. Surrounded by dense forests and snowcapped mountains, this place can be a real delight. If you are a little more adventurous, you can trek to Milam and Ralam and witness the magnificent views. If you also laze around doing nothing as Munsyari paints a gorgeous picture with its crimson sunsets and pink golden dawns.


5. Almora, Uttarakhand

Skip Nainital and visit Almora to find some peace and tranquility. The refreshing aura of Almora makes it one of the most beautiful villages in India. The lush green environs of pine trees and oaks are straight out of a postcard from Austria. Spend A Magical White Christmas In This Charming Uttarakhand Estate Nestled In The Hills.


6. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya is an untouched beauty on its own. With beautiful waterfalls and pleasant weather to calm your nerves, this is an excellent place to sit back, relax and unwind. What’s more, the drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee is everything dreamy and will immediately transport you to the countryside Scotland. Did you know that you can watch the plains of Bangladesh from the cliffs here?

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7. Valapari, Tamil Nadu

A drive to Valparai is one of the most enjoyable experiences you will ever have. A snakelike road from Pollachi with 40 hairpin bends takes you through the majestic green mountains. The never-ending tea estates and silver waterfalls will satisfy all types of travellers. What’s more, the town is 104 km away from Coimbatore and 110 km from Ernakulam, making it a fantastic road trip destination.


The beauty of these places is truly unparalleled. Pictures can never do justice.