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Worldly Locales in India

Right here in India, there are a number of incredible places you can go to if you want to experience the feeling of being in an international location without having to break the bank. These places can make you forget that you're still in India because of the extraordinary resemblance they have to places that are from all over the world.

A cable car amidst a place in a mountainous region
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Here are just a few of those gems that you must check out:


Pondicherry, a lovely town in Tamil Nadu has a distinct architectural and cultural style. In 1964, the city declared independence from the French. However, there are still vestiges of French culture to be found here. Pondicherry is recognized for its antique Vine-covered French-style residences, churches, and some recently built French-style businesses and brightly colored cafes.

Best time to visit: October to March

A pool in the middle of a yellow building at Pondicherry
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Kashmir, India's magnificent crown, is often referred to as a mini-Switzerland. This is due to the number of mountains, lakes, landscapes, gardens, and valleys, as well as the snow-capped mountains, pine trees, nice weather all year, and the abundance of mountains, lakes, landscapes, gardens, and valleys.

Best time to visit: January to February

A few houses on a snowy hill surrounded by mountains
Image by Conde Nast Traveller India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

These Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also known as the Indian Ko Phi Phi Islands. The Andaman Islands feature some of the best scuba diving locations, and everyone surrounding you is in shades of blue and green, so there's no need to fly to Thailand for that. It's the same view, with gorgeous surroundings, much closer to home.

Best time to visit: October to May

A couple of boats lined up on shore.
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Khajjiar, also known as "India's Mini Switzerland," is a little hill town in Himachal Pradesh's northern province. It's a paradise for explorers, with a small-town ambiance, cool mountain breezes, and stunning surroundings embracing thick deodar woods, grassy meadows, and snowy mountains.

Best time to visit: November to March

A narrow road with a forest and vibrant grassy plains on either side of it.
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The most remarkable feature of Dal Lake in Srinagar is that it offers a breathtaking glimpse of the beautiful Himalayas. This is the only floating market with views of the Himalayan range. You'll be able to experience the excitement of being in a foreign location AND the impressive scenery.

Best time to visit: April to October

People selling produce on boats at the srinagar floating market
Image by Hamni Juni

Alleppey or Alappuzha

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is widely recognized as the "Venice of the East." It has been an important trade hub in Kerala since prehistoric days. In today's times, this location attracts a large number of tourists each year in India. This lovely spot is also the heart of Kerala's backwaters, which are home to hundreds of houseboats.

Best time to visit: November to February

A houseboat floating on a river near green fields
Image by Tour My India


You can experience the magic of foreign places without having to leave India. The best part about it is that you won't have to deal with the hassle of making a visa! These places are just a few of the many incredible gems that lie within India; foreign resemblance or not.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next vacation to one of these locations now!

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