3 hot spots to revisit at your honeymoon
Get over the beaches of Goa and the houseboats of Kerala, here’s how to rediscover top three Indian destinations for your honeymoon
Waterfalls and wildlife in Goa
India’s most loved tourist destination, there’s more to Goa than just the sun, sand and sea. An avid traveller and Co-founder of Holidify.com, Rohit Shroff, says, “One should head to the less touristy Dudhsagar waterfalls—literally meaning milky water falls because of the colour it creates.
Located on the southern boundary of Goa shared with Karnataka, it is nestled on the banks of Mandovi River.”
These falls are easily accessible and are located around 60 kms from Panjim and 46 kms from Margao. “For those who love Goan cuisine, a visit to the Siolim Cooking School is a must. The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature lover’s paradise with its lush greenery,” adds Sharat Dhall, President, Yatra.com
Village circuit in Manali
Archana Singh, a travel blogger at Travelseewrite.com, has been to Manali several times and suggests travellers to opt for the lesser-known picturesque village circuits that leave you with a different impression of Manali. Archana says, “A scenic trek through apple orchards and pine trees from Manu Temple leads you to the Goshal village. Don’t be surprised if you get invited for a cup of tea along the way by locals. The Beas stream separates the Goshal village from Bhang. When you visit Bhang, don’t forget to taste the finger-licking sarson ka saag and makki di roti from Ludhiana Ki Rasoi dhaba. Around three kilometres from Manali, across the Beas River, is Vashisht, a small village famous for natural sulphur springs, which are known to have amazing medicinal and healing properties. The Pangan Monastary, close to Patlikuhl, 30 km south of Manali, houses 80 nuns and monks, which makes for a serene spiritual retreat. The Kullu Valley view that you get from the Pangan Gompa is breathtaking—worth going that extra mile!”
Fort watch in Kerala
God’s own country is not only home to some of the most exotic beaches, spices and tea plantations, but also houses ancient architecture and ruins. “Tourists can spend a day at Mattancherry Palace, a classic castle in Kerala. The tranquil Bekal fort in Kasargod encompassing the heritage of ancient India is one of the main attractions for voyagers over the years. The edifice rises from the bay while the flight of stairs escorting to the fort, the Observation Tower, as well as the ammo preservation room are some of the sparkling vertices of the fort,” concludes Shibani Phadkar, Senior Vice President-Products & Operations, Leisure Travel (Outbound), Thomas Cook (India).
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