India is full of mesmerising tourist destinations. While some are world famous, a few are underappreciated.
There are many rivers in India that contribute to its natural beauty.
Natural wonders, like waterfalls and snowy areas, add to the beauty of the country.
From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, every place has a unique cultural, traditional, and natural beauty.
While most places have been explored and appreciated, some remain under the shadow of under-appreciation.
In this article, we will visit five breathtaking tourist destinations in the country.
The Nanda Devi Glacier is on the top of the Nanda Devi mountain.
Nanda Devi mountain peak is the highest mountain peak in the country after Kanchenjunga.
While the Kangchenjunga is on the Indo-Nepal border, the Nanda Devi mountain peak falls entirely in the country's interior and, in this sense, is also called the highest mountain peak in the Himalayas in India. The peaks are covered with sheets of snow. Nature here is truly beautiful.
The Lonar Lake is the only known extraterrestrial impact crater found within the Great Deccan Trap, a massive basaltic formation in India. The lake was initially thought to be of volcanic origin but is now recognised as an impact crater.
People believe that a comet or an asteroid impact formed the Lonar Lake. It’s surrounded by greenery which makes it more beautiful.
A discussion about India’s natural beauty cannot be complete without Kerala. Known for its rich flora and natural wealth, Kerala has not one, but places whose beauty is under-appreciated.
Their beauty can leave behind several foreign exotic locations.
Kodungallur, in Thrissur, Kerala, was earlier known as Madampuram. The place is on the banks of the river Periyar on the Malabar Coast of Thrissur district, about 29 km from Kochi on National Highway 66.
With exquisite natural scenery, this place is also the entry point of the navy to the Kerala backwaters.
The Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya is one of the largest waterfalls in the country. There is a fascinating story behind this waterfall, which becomes more interesting as it gets bigger.
As per locals, a woman named Likai lived in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from the falls. After her husband’s death, she was forced to remarry, as she had an infant daughter as well. As she gave more attention to her daughter, her new husband got jealous. And out of jealousy, he killed her when Likai was not at home. Unable to bear the grief of her daughter, Likai plunged into her death from the edge of the plateau.
The waterfall from which Likai jumped to her death was named Nohkalikai Falls as a grim reminder of the tragedy.
Sattal is a major tourist destination in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, which is famous for its group of seven freshwater lakes.
Because of these seven lakes, this place got its name Sattal.
Sattal is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. Tourists can see flocks of many migratory birds at this place and can enjoy the scenic views here.
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