Don’t we all want to be a wanderlust and travel the world? With so many foreign cities topping our bucket list, we hardly can gather the means and resources to visit such places. Not everyone has the ways and privileges of travelling abroad and exploring the cities of our dreams. But that does not at all mean that we kill our vibe of being to such places. India is home to some very beautiful places some of which resemble those abroad. From Miami to Venice, we have it all here.
Here are 7 amazing ‘foreign’ cities located across India that would help tick off your bucket list without costing a fortune:
With Kashmir being the paradise on earth, it is no doubt that the capital city is any less than the bewitching Switzerland. To anyone who loves mountains and snows, Switzerland has been on top of your bucket list. So while you figure out when and how to visit, a trip to Srinagar would definitely satisfy your hunger. When in Srinagar, the snowy mountains, the pine trees, the tiny cottages and beautiful sights will not let you miss the foreign location. You could enjoy a houseboat, try the authentic Kahwa, visit Sri Pratap Singh Museum and explore the valley. If nothing, the serene Dal Lake is sure to have your heart.
Kyoto, the Japanese city is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial palaces, shrines and traditional wooden houses. But Shillong (capital of Meghalaya) is the city that could give you the exact same feels. Being home to beautiful hills, museums, waterfalls this picturesque place is sure to leave you in awe of the natural beauty. With lakes and lush grasslands and water as clear as Crystal what more do you miss from Kyoto?
The ‘Golden City’ that stands out because of its yellow sandstone architecture, is sure to give you some Sahara vibes. So while Sahara is not happening, Jaisalmer could give you all the right vibes. Situated amidst the Thar Desert, the city was named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh. The traditional vibes, sand and the sun give you a great time to relax. And if you want to add a little adventure, make sure to go camping in the Thar.
With complete vibes and feels of Miami from the 80s, this city rightly called the ‘City of Dreams’. Being included in the list of global cities known for their Art Deco buildings like New York, Miami and Paris, Mumbai has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami. With its fast paced life, blooming art in every corner, growing economy and beaches to relax after a tiring day, the city known for Bollywood is very much like Miami from 30 years ago. You could visit Miami now and cost yourself a lot, or you could travel back in time and feel the Miami of 80s without costing much.
San Francisco is one hippie lifestyle. But Panjim, the capital of Goa is no less. Goa is a place known for its carefree lifestyle that gives a break from the monotony of life. Panjim is laid back, green and in all sense, a hippie getaway from the daily routines life. The place is known to leave you in a trance, both because of what the hippies left behind and the beautiful sights. Not San Francisco anytime soon? Panjim could help you out.
The city on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala, is definitely Venice on budget. The various lakes, canals, lagoons and deltas form the backwaters flow into the Arabian Sea, making the sights no lesser beautiful than Venice. The views of towering palm trees surrounding the backwaters of Alleppey is very postcard worthy. The capital of Italy is perhaps a little too far but Alappuzha will make sure you don’t miss the experience.
7. Port Blair
Krabi, Thailand is characterised by limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and a hundred offshore islands. But Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is no less. Landscapes painted with blues and greens are sure to leave you mesmerised. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches, the place is a mini Thailand with tall coconut trees, cozy homes and night clubs. If you are looking for a little more adventure, Port Blair has some of the best scuba diving spots.