Bonjour voyageurs, I know the past few months have been tough for us. A global pandemic altered with all our plans and we were locked at our places due to COVID- 19 and had to suffice by looking at pictures of the destinations that we had on our cards. Most of us wanted to travel and explore the wonderful places out there but are still unsure whether is it safe to travel to a destination or not?
This blog would help you answer some of these questions but before that, let’s accept the hard fact that we have to learn to live with COVID. Mask and Sanitizers are the new normal. With some precautions and safety tips, we are ready to face the world and also resume all the activities we love including traveling. Also, let’s agree with the fact that the travel industry has suffered a lot and has also led to the emergence of new strategies by which we can make traveling safer. A lot many people will try to opt for destinations that are less crowded and close to nature; your accommodations will be from companies that are super trustable and that comes with verifications. The prime focus will be on hygiene and cleanliness and each and every person associated with the traveling business will make sure that safety is not compromised at any cost and you get the finest and the secure travel experience.
Solo traveling would be one of the safest ways to travel post-COVID.
One of the major changes that would be witnessed will be the increase in domestic travel. Though most of the countries such as Italy and Japan are paying travelers to visit their country nevertheless it won’t be a feasible option to travel internationally until the conditions are totally normal. Moreover, the government will not open international flights anytime soon. This will serve as a boost to local tourism and will also give travelers a chance to explore the hidden gems in India.
Let’s have a look at these 8 destinations in India which are least affected by COVID 19 and can be visited with some precautions and lots of fun:
1. Diglipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the states that least affected by COVID. Diglipur is one of the most beautiful towns in the state that witnessed almost zero cases for COVID 19. It is the largest town in the North Amandman and is blessed with serene beaches. Jal Tikry is the most known tourist destination in this town. It is a mud volcano. Only 1100 mud volcanoes are found in the world and one of them is in this pretty town. Apart from Jal Takri, this petit town is filled with amazing beaches, caves, and bays. This town should definitely in your hitlist.
The scenic view of Diglipur.
2. Ambassa, Tripura
Ambassa is a lovely and spiritual city in Tripura. With its serene and tranquil atmosphere, it is surely going to secure a place in everyone’s heart. It is well known for ancient temples and scenic views. The most prominent tourist attraction is Pilak, it houses archaeological remains from the 8th and 9th centuries. The place is also filled with Hindu and Buddhist art. You may also discover terracotta plaques, stupas, and stone figurines that are going to take your breath away. Other things that are going to blow your mind in Ambassa are Chabimura, Neermahal Palace, Ujjayanta Palace, Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary, Jagannath Temple, and many more. One should definitely explore this winsome town.
The breathtaking view of Ambassa railway station.
India’s finest and most first-class islands and beaches are located in Lakshwadeep. It is one of the prettiest places in India which can strike a chord in your heart with its scenic beauty and cherry on the top it has 0 cases of Corona, isn’t that amazing. All the islands have crystal clear water and are picturesque. They also provide the facilities to water sport such as scuba diving, yachting, pedal boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, snorkeling, kite surfing, and much more fun-filled activities. It also houses a Marine Museum which has the most amazing species of sea fishes. Isn’t it an ideal destination we all have been planning to go to. To know more about this paradise you can have a look at this wonderful blog by The Tales of a traveler.
The serene and picturesque view of Lakshwadeep's beach.
4. Leh Ladhak
With snowy mountains all around and sparkling rivers flowing, the beauty of Leh and Ladhak is hard to describe. A visit to this place makes you forget all your troubles and lets you relax in the lap of nature. The fresh wind passing through your face and the sun setting in the mountains is a sight to behold and the flawless beauty of this place makes it worth visiting. The best place to visit in Leh Ladhak in Zanskar Valley, it is not known to many people but is a gem. The beauty of the valley will enchant you and leave an imprint in your mind forever. Not just this valley all other places in Leh Ladhak are extremely beautiful and picturesque. Have a look at this amazing blog for more information about this place.
The lovely view of Zanskar Valley.
5. Cheerapunji, Meghalaya
Also known as the ‘ Jewel Crest of India’, it is an aesthetic town in Meghalaya. It used to be the rainiest city in the world and store wonders such as caves and waterfalls. It will be no exaggeration if it’s compared to heaven. The place is also home to many exotic tribes. The most unique place to visit in this town is Double Decker Living Root Bridges, it is a unique combination of human and natural wonder. Another place that is going to awestruck you is Mawlynnong Village. It is the cleanest village in Asia and is also referred to as ‘God’s own garden’, it is completely taken care of by villagers and looks extremely ravishing and gorgeous. The bridge has been made by local tribes by tying up living tree branches. The bridges look so elegant and attractive that you keep wondering how this creation is this even possible. Other places that you may visit in Cheeraunji are Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park, and Dainthlen Waterfall. To learn more about the adventure activities over here refer to this amazing blog by Parnashree Devi.
The alluring view of Cheerapunji.
6. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Regarded as “Land of the Gods”, Himachal is one of the most serene and aesthetic places in the world with many hidden gems. One of the gems that everyone should visit is Tirthan Valley. It is a small town in Kullu and is Himachal’s best unknown jewel. With riverside cottages, mountains air-kissing clouds, crystal clear lake, foaming waterfall, and many adventurous activities make it is the perfect and safest gateway for everyone. It is also notable for its trout fishing. With the tranquil atmosphere and scenic vistas, it surely going to let your hair down and give you the best experience.
The heavenly sight at Thirthan Valley.
Also known as ‘Pondicherry’, it is known for its pristine beaches and astounding French architecture. It is a perfect combination of both fun and calm as it is a perfect party destination and ideal for peaceful and relaxing vibes too. The place is abundant with elegant beaches and quirky cafes and markets. Auroville is a famous town that was founded by Mirra Alfassa with an aim to live peacefully with everyone regardless of their caste or religion. It is a universal town and a visit to this town relaxes your mind and paves a way to connect with the ultimate power. Have this look at this blog by Shubham for more information.
A quirky cafe in Puducherry.
8. Imphal, Manipur
The graceful capital of Manipur, Imphal is a lovely northeast city. It is the promised land with lovely views and fanciable monuments. Rich with culture and heritage, the town has various delightful and appealing things to offer. One must shop for local handicrafts and traditional outfits. Some of the prominent bazaars are Thangal Bazaar, Paona Bazaar, Imphal Supermarket, and Kakwa Bazaar. Not to forget about the amazing Laiharaoba Dance, which is unique to the city and a treat to eyes. Besides all these amazing things, the Imphal Valley is a sight to behold, it is nature displayed at its best. It is a treat for all nature lovers and provides a tranquilizing experience.
The spectacular view of Imphal.
These are some of the exotic and gorgeous destinations in India that are least affected by COVID 19 and can serve as a perfect gateway post all this stress and lockdown. Though these destinations are safe to travel but taking some personal precautions such as wearing a mask, keeping a sanitizer with yourself, maintaining social distancing, and eating healthy would help you to stay safe and healthy. Moreover, there are no pieces of evidence of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses being transmitted via food or food packaging. Also, try to travel by your convenience or try traveling by caravan as they are the safest mode of travel. If you plan to travel by bus or plane make sure you are fully covered especially your face. Make sure the mode you are traveling in isn’t crowded and all the safety measures are taken in advance. By keeping in mind these little precautions you can beat COVID and also live life to the fullest.
Happy and Safe Travelling :)