The abrupt decline in the tourism industry caused by the pandemic is now amid a remarkable reversal. In 2022, many of the popular travel destinations will resume their activities, inviting a massive influx of tourists from all parts of the country.
If you’re a travel buff who had ambitious plans for 2020/2021, then this is the right time for a comeback. You can reconsider your plans and bookmark the holiday destinations on this list.
From the picturesque backwaters of Kerala to the stunning mountains of Meghalaya, these destinations are offering India’s richest travel experiences in post-pandemic times.
Surrounded by the pristine Himalayas, Almora is a hill station that is shaped like a horse-shoe. The place is known for its plethora of handicrafts, delectable cuisines and rich wildlife. Jageshwar, Katarmal Sun Temple and Zero point are the noteworthy attractions here.
To reach Almora, one can board a cab/bus from the closest railway station of Kathgodam. Alternatively, one can also board a cab from the nearest Airport of Pantnagar.
Often known as the most famous hill station of the south, Ooty offers vast green landscapes and scenic mountain views to travellers. The place is also renowned for foods like homemade chocolate and coffee.
One can reach Ooty by taking a cab from Mettupalyam, which is the closest railway station. Another option is to take a cab from the nearest Airport of Coimbatore.
#3: Kadmat Island
Known as an ideal getaway for honeymooners, Kadmat Island is a part of the Lakshadweep group of islands. It is also a favorite among watersports enthusiasts owing to its kayaking and diving hotspots. The island furthermore is the site of archaeological remains from the Buddhist culture, which are found at Andrott.
One simple way to reach Kadmat Island is to board a passenger ship from Kochi.
#4: Backwaters of Kerala
This is probably the most well-known holiday destination on the list, and for good reason. The enchanting backwaters of Kerala offer a houseboat experience like none other. It further enriches its guests with traditional cuisine and art displays.
By air, one can reach Kerala by Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Kochi Airport, or Kozhikode Airport. By train, one can reach the state by getting down on any of its 200 stations.
#5: Leh, Ladakh
This region is most well known for its appearance in famous movies. It is also replete with scenic gompas, shrines, as well as valleys, lakes, and hills. In Leh especially, city dwellers will find an ideal blend of a laid-back mountainous lifestyle and modern day amenities.
The only way to reach Ladakh is through road; this can be either a cab ride from an airport like Srinagar, or an interstate bus ride, or even a cross-country road trip in a vehicle.
The breathtaking capital of Sikkim has it all: great landscapes, people, food, adventure sports and even nightlife! It also has numerous ancient temples and dzongas.
A popular way to reach Gangtok is to take a train from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and board a cab from there.
Situated at a height of 1800 meters above sea level, Kausani in Uttarakhand has been garnering immense popularity among among tourists in the last few years. The place has been especially renowned for its pear farms and tea estates. Most popular attractions of Kausani include the Gandhi Ashram and Rudradhari Falls & Caves.
Reaching Kausani entails the same travel paths as Almora: either a cab/bus from the railway station at Kathgodam or from the Airport from Pantnagar.
Immensely popular for the Taj Mahal, Agra has much more to its travel significance than the aforesaid monument. The city’s major attractions include Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and a lot more.
Unlike most other destinations on the list, reaching Agra is pretty straightforward; one can simply board a flight or train to the city’s airport or station.
Yet another unconventional destination that’s gaining popularity in recent times. Tawang is garnering attention from adventure junkies across the country due to the boom in activities like trekking, skiing, and nature walking.
A fast way to reach Tawang is via air. Taking a flight to Tezpur Airport and hiring a cab from thereon.
#10: Shillong, Meghalaya
The Scotland of the East is last but definitely not the least on this list! Shillong has an abundance of lush landscapes, green mountains, and pristine waterfalls. Some popular attractions in the city are Elephant Falls, Mawlynnong, Umiam Lake, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Museum, etc.
The easiest way to reach Shillong is to board a flight to its airport that’s situated outside the city. Alternatively, one can also hire a cab to the city from Guwahati Railway Station.