Life After Lockdown: Safest Places to Visit in India Post COVID-19
The deadly COVID-19 has taken over the world resulting in lockdown and a travel scare. It’s been several months that we’ve been staying at home, cooking, cleaning, and binge-watching our favorite shows. places to visit after lockdown in india
Despite the pandemic, the travel and tourism industry is preparing to welcome tourists back. And hopefully, traveling to our favorite destination without the fear of getting infected is not too far (fingers crossed).
So, do you want to know some of the places in India where you can plan your travel post-COVID-19? Take a look.
Do you wish to go away from the hustle-bustle of city life? If yes, then plan a trip to the land of mystique- Sikkim. Though it is one of the smallest states in India, it still holds its own charm and beauty. Enveloped by the high Himalayas, Sikkim is an amazing destination for some intimate times with your family.
Where: Landlocked in the Himalayan mountains
Places to visit: Tsomgo Lake, Yuksom, Nathula pass, Ravangla, and Namchi.
Things to do: River rafting, Yak safari, paragliding, and ropeway cable ride
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Mother nature has been very kind to this next destination on the list. Ziro, a paradise for nature enthusiasts is loved by travelers from all over the world. This capital city of Arunachal Pradesh is a hidden treasure. So plan your trip to Ziro for a memorable time with your loved ones once the pandemic is over. Ziro will never disappoint you.
Where: Arunachal Pradesh
Places to visit: Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Pine Grove, Kile Pakho, and Midey.
Things to do: Trekking, fishing, and hiking.
The capital city of India’s youngest state Telangana, Hyderabad is a must-visit destination for all. Did you know? In 2015, this beautiful city was awarded as the 2nd best place to visit by the National Geographic Travel Magazine. Also, if you are planning a trip from Bangalore to Hyderabad then opt for a bus ride. Now Bangalore to Hyderabad bus can be booked online. The road journey between the two cities is extremely pleasant and makes for a great weekend trip.
Where: Andhra Pradesh
Places to visit: Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Hussain Sagar and Chowmahalla Palace.
Things to do: Shopping, exploring places and gorging some delicious biryanis.
Spend your post-COVID-19 vacation at one of the unexplored places in Kerala, Ponmudi. The entire area is surrounded by dense forests and has breathtaking views of the alluring mountains. Don’t forget to hike your way up to the Agasthyakoodam. It is the highest peak in the region and is worth your effort and time.
Places to visit: Golden Valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Meenmutty Falls, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, and Agasthyakoodam Peak.
Things to do: Boat race and trekking.
Imagine spending your next holiday in the snow-clad mountains of Tawang! It is one of those places in the country that should be explored at least once in your lifetime. The gorgeous lakes, lofty peaks, magical waterfalls and subalpine forests make this an exotic post COVID-19 destination.
Where: Arunachal Pradesh
Places to visit: Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Taktsang Gompa, Gorichen Peak and Nuranang Waterfalls.
Things to do: Skiing, trekking, and hiking.
Love the ferocity of rains? If your answer is yes then you should definitely visit the second wettest place on the earth, Cherrapunjee. This small yet stunning place practically receives showers throughout the year. Amazing right?
Places to visit: Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Krem Mawmluh Cave, Mawsmai Falls, and The Eco Park.
Things to do: Double Decker root bridge trek, and hiking
One of the most visited tourist destinations, Mahabaleshwar is where you should plan your next trip. With a foggy lush green environment everywhere, this place will soothe your soul. So plan a trip to this amazing place right after the coronavirus is over.
Places to visit: Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Krishnabai Temple, and Elephant’s Head Point
Things to do: Rock climbing, trekking, horse riding, and Archery.
As the climate of this place is otherwise hot, October to March is when you can explore the mesmerising Bikaner. Do make it a point to shop from the colourful markets where you will find attractive stuff like authentic Rajasthani jewellery and silver wares.
Places to visit: Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Camel Breeding Farm, and Bhadreshwar Jain Temple.
Things to do: Camel safari, boating at Gajner Lake, and bird-watching at Gajner Sanctuary.
Do you want to visit a nature lover’s paradise? Then think no more and start planning a vacation to the stunning Munnar in Kerala. An ideal escape to spend some quiet time amidst the misty mountains.
Places to visit: Rose Garden, Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, and Elephant Arrival Spot.
Things to do: Cycling, enjoy Kathakali, flying fox, Kolukkumalai tea trail, and trek to Laxmi hills.
So, have you decided which of these 9 places you wish to explore on your next trip post-COVID-19? Do tell us about your experiences! Till we meet again, safe travels!
Written by (Surbhi Bansal)