Some wonderful cities  worth visitng down south & West.

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1.)Pondicherry – French Colony 

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Pondicherry is one of the beautiful city on shores of the west of Bengal. It’s a small city  reflecting  French community. Some of the must-visit places here are Paradise Beach; Chunnambar Boat House. Others are  Church of the sacred heart of Jesus; West Bengal sea side etc . Besides this, there are many temples with great architects which make this place worth visiting. Solotraveling experience is  amazing here .

 

2.)Goa — Favorite; anytime destination 

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Goa is favourite city of many . Apart from being the most popular tourist destination; has got so many places to visit. It’s a big city  having  two parts South Goa and North Goa. Both got its own attraction. North is more of tourist attraction whereas the south is more of luxury and relaxation. This city is anytime visit because of its happening night life and casinos as well.

Because of glamorous life in  this city people pack their bags anytime and try to rush here .

3.)Coorg –Scotland of India

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One of the must visit place   down south i.e. Koorg in Karnataka. Also Popular as   Scotland of India because of its serene environment. Another name for this city is  Kodagu.

Some of the places worth visiting here are Dubare Elephant Camp; Abbey Falls ; Nagarhole National Park; Golden temple; Talacauvery.

Abbey falls is most popular because of the beautiful view and free-flowing water.  This city  got lots of good  resorts  to stay as well Like Orange County ; Club Mahindra etc   . However I choose Misty Resorts due to many reasons .  It  not only offers beautiful cottage stay but has in-house trek and waterfall too . Because of it’s pleasant environment this is must visit hill station for  any traveller .

 

4.)Kerala –City of Backwaters

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Kerala; the city known for its backwaters got so many places to visit. Usually, its good to visit here throughout the year but the best time is between August to March .  This is because from April to June it’s usually rainy here . However the latter is best time for ayurvedic therapies.

Not limited to backwater it’s also known for some of the best hill station and religious place. One such city is Munnar also known as Kashmir of the south. Other must visit places in Kerala are Alleppey; Kochi; Wayanad etc.Cochin is best known for their backwaters.  Wayanad on the other hand is known for its greenery. Surely ; No place will leave us disappointed rather will rejuvenate and offer best of vacation.

To Sum up  ; Kerala  is paradise which got lot of beautiful cities.

5.)Khajuraho – Historical beauty

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Khajuraho city in Madhya Pradesh is  known for its mesmerizing architectural beauty.One of the favorite tourist destination because of its beautiful monuments and couple of places to visit. It hosts lots of religious temples that familiarizes us with ancient culture. It is also known as one of the seven wonders of the world. It has lots of beautiful temples to visit few such are  Adinath temple; Lakshmana Temple; Kandariya Mahadeo Temple; Matangeshwar Temple.

Besides temples, there are many other places which can offer some picturesque beauty and candid shots. One such place is Raney Falls ; there are many more. Also not to be missed is   Ajaigarh Fort; Panna National Park; Ken Gharial Sanctuary etc.This remains dry in some seasons .For the same reason best time to visit it is at times of monsoons.

 

 

6.)Ooty – Tea Garden & Home Made chocolate city

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Ooty land of tea plantation is one of the beauties in the Tamil Naidu state of India. One of the major attraction here is Nilgris hills which also offers Tea Viewpoint. We can visit here and get some complimentary authentic tea.

Apart from that, there are many other places to visit here as well. Few such are Madhumalai which is one of the first wildlife centuries in the south. Another beauty is Ooty lake also known as Ooty boathouse to spend some serene time in nature. Other attractions are Doddabetta where we can take a closer glimpse of this beautiful city.Also not to miss  is Pykara falls which offers  beautiful waterfall and  boat ride.

Last but not the least Ooty offers one of the best handmade chocolates because of its in-house coffee plantation as well.Furthermore ; The best time to visit this place is between March to June.

7.)Mysore – Tipu Sultan heritage

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Mysore city in Karnataka is famous  for famous Tipu Sultan  palace. This  beautiful fort  takes  around 2-3 hours to cover.  Another must  visit place here is  Vrindavan Garden. Best time to visit here is from October to February. Also, they got one of the best Dussahera hosted ; so it’s even more worth visiting at that time.

 

To Conclude  ; the above cities should be part of our Traveling goals .

 Have You visited these cities in North ?

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North India is known for its liveliness besides its loudness across country . Another good thing that makes it even more popular  is the richness of its tourism .

From Trekking ; Wildlife to Luxury it has it all . Every city has got its own delicacies and beauty . There are lots of places worth visiting not only for weekend but long stay as well .

We can plan a solo trip or smart solo travel with group who organize it .Before planning such journey sharing little glimpse of few cities.

Some such places are highlighted below :-

1.)Lansdowne – Garhwali city

Lansdowne is good place to take break on weekend .  Just 280 km from delhi shold not take more than 5-6 hours to reach the city  .That’s another reason people like to enjoy their weekend break here . It is hill station in Uttrakhand and  dominated by Gahwali community that’s why also addressed as Garhwal city .  It has few interesting places to vist . But more than that it has got some scenic beauty to explore that can give good weekend break from the city .  If you haven’t  got chance to visit this place than you got  great opportunity to  join community of solo travelers with Travel solo & smart . We are planning to take  group in April weekend . Trip will include To and fro in a cab and  stay in the city . Travelling within the city will be as per the actual  which I will try to announce before the trip . I am planning to freeze curated  members by first week of April . For further details  please  click on my meetup page Travel Solo & Smart or  Join  in Facebook page to register .

2.)Jim Corbett- Perfect Weekend Gateway  for Stay & wildlife

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Jim Corbett is one of the most sought out destination specially for  weekends . It not only good break from city hustle bustle but  is known for its wild life century . Best way to leverage  this city is to arrange stay either in resort or amidst the wild life centuary in the forest . However to have accommodation with Jim Corbett part may be little tedious . Nevertheless nearby resorts are also worth exploring . Sharing pics of one such 5 star resort i.e Ahana resort  below. This was taken in 2016 . Safari in Jim Corbett is good fun . Usually hotels nearby can arrange the ride and if we are lucky can spot tiger as well.

 

3.)Orchha – Historical delight in MP :- 

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Orchha is an unexplored historical town in heart of MP . With umbrella like monuments its  known for its sculptures . I remember going  way back  in 2013 with my friends . We stayed in Orchha resort in middle of Orchha history . This small place has lot  to offer besides   good break . There’s famous temple which has got mini shopping area . Also there’s one open theatre that will take you back in historical era . In 3-4 days this place is good to explore and  can offer lot of eye capturing moments for  photographers .

4.)Jaisalmer –  Sand Dunes Festival

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Jaisalmer is  one of the most popular city in Rajasthan . It’s proximity to  Thar desert & Sand dunes festival  makes it poplular destination even for foreigners . People travel  from all part of world to this beautiful city to spend months . It’s also known as Golden city  as its surrounded by gold sand & monuments everywhere . Ideal time to visit this place is during sand dune festival which happens usually in Feb . It’s prudential to book the camps near the festival for day or so . Rest  days stay can be managed  as per individual convenience . This city has all kinds of property from boutique hotels ; 5 star hotels to resorts . Make plan for atleast week and you will surely come back refreshed . This North Western part of India has great heritage touch besides historical glance .

5.)Chandigarh —  

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Most of us must have visited this well  planned city . This city is known of its poisness and great architecture .Besides what’s  best part of this city  is discipline traffic . In india this is the only city where we will find people civilized  enough to follow all traffic rules. Because of this travelling in Chandigarh become all the more fun . One of the favourite place  to visit here is  Rock Garden . The way waste has been arctified in sculptures is marvelous . Besides that there’s Sukhna Lake which  people like to visit . Timber Trail ; Rose Garden ; Japanese Garden are other attractions of the city  . There’s lot to explore around this city as well like Pinjore Garden ; Mansa Devi  ; Kasauli ; Shimla ; Kufri etc .