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Landscapes from a fairytale, muse lands for literature, sceneries from movies sets, sunsets borrowed from a daydream and lands amongst clouds. All these are here and very real. Moreover, they are even closer than you thought. Discover these 10 bits of paradise, most amazing places in India which will make you forget the difference between dreams and reality.

Here is the list of 10 Amazing Places In India For A Surreal Experience

1. Majuli, Assam: An Amazing Fantasy

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Known For : Kamalabari Satra Dakhinpat Satra Garmur

Majuli, one of the most amazing places in India is also the world’s largest river island. Connected via boats with the city of Jorhat, Majuli is a beautiful exotic location, yet unknown to most of the tourists in India. Majuli has also been nominated for one of the places in UNESCO World’s Heritage List. The culture, mostly very locally defined due to a high tribal population is unique and it has been referred to as the cultural capital of Assam. The ideal time to visit Majuli is between October to March. However, the monsoons are also quite beautiful in Majuli.

Best Time: July to March

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2. Great Rann of Kutch: Waking up to the stunning white desert

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The Great Rann of Kutch, a large area of salt marshland, is located in the District of Kutch, in the western state of India, Gujarat. The vast expanse is situated in the Thar Desert and is formed of salt marshes which create a mesmerising view that attracts travellers from all over the world. Sunsets at the Great Rann of Kutch are a treat to the eyes after exploring the region. Watching the moon on a full moon night in the captivating surroundings of the Great Rann of Kutch will make you feel like you are on a different planet altogether.

3. Kudremukh, Karnataka: Among the expansive hills

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Known For : Kudremukh Peak Trek Kudremukh National Park Hanuman Gundi Falls

An amazing place in India with a surreal view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its scenic beauty. The major attractions here are its dense forests, waterfalls and hill ranges. Kudremukh makes for a great weekend getaway option for people in Bangalore, and it can be reached in just 5 hours. Kudremukh could be visited throughout the year.

Best Time: October to May

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4. Butterfly Beach, Goa: The secluded beach away from crowd

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Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

Definitely, the most secluded beach in Goa, this amazing place in India is located at one end of Palolem beach. You would need to take a ferry to reach Butterfly beach from Palolem beach. Cruising along the virgin coastline, you can fall in love with the view of golden sand touching the rocks, surrounded by crystal blue water and palm trees. This part of the country faces high temperature in summers, and hence summer could be avoided. It also gets a little difficult to reach here in monsoons as the water level is generally high.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Sundarbans, West Bengal: Biggest mangroves in the world

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Known For : Marichjhanpi Ghoramara Island New Moore Island

Among the most beautiful and definitely the most amazing place in India for wildlife, Sundarbans is located in the southern delta part of West Bengal. Famous for being the biggest mangrove forest in the world, Sundarbans literally means “beautiful forest” in Bengali. Sundarbans is also famous for its population of Royal Bengal Tigers, also infamous for being man-eaters. The crocodile population is also noteworthy apart from various species of birds found in this area. The best time to visit Sundarbans is in winters.

Best Time: September to March

6. Pangong Lake, Ladakh: Amazing in every sense

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Pangong Lake, one of the most amazing places in India has suddenly come into the spotlight after the movie 3 Idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Located around 50 km from Leh, the capital of Ladakh, Pangong lake is quite huge, and it shares a boundary with China (Tibet) in the eastern side. Situated at an altitude of 4,350 m, it is also among the highest lakes in India. The interesting thing about the lake is that the color of water appears different with different time of the day. Among the most beautiful places for photographers, this place is also used to camp during the night to gaze at the stars. Pangong Lake along with most other parts of Leh should be visited only during the summers (June to September) as the temperatures go very low in winters.

7. Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim: Lake amidst the amazing clouds

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Known For : Gurudongmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Valley

Famous as one of the highest lakes and most amazing places of India, Gurudongmar is located in North Sikkim district of Sikkim. Considered to be a good trek, the lake can be accessed by road from Lachen via Thangu. Gurudongmar Lake is located at the height of 5,210 m above sea level, and it remains frozen for most parts of the year. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, giving tourists a surreal feel. The ideal time to visit Gurudongmar is during the summers when the temperatures are relatively higher and hence suitable for tourists.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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8. Dzuko Valley, Kohima, Nagaland

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Known For : Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak Kohima Museum Touphema Village

Located just 25 km away from Kohima, capital of Nagaland, Dzuko Valley is the place only next to paradise. Situated at the height of nearly 1500 m above sea level, this amazing place in India turns into a beautiful mixture of red and white with rhododendron, lilies, and wildflowers in their full bloom during the winter and spring season. March to June and October-November are the best months to visit Dzukou Valley.

Best Time: October to June

9. Nubra Valley, Ladakh,: The Moon-Land

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Known For : Bactarian camel safari Panamik village Yarab Tso, Sumur

Sometimes known as ‘Moonland’, Ladakh is bounded by mountains and comprised of mountains. Human habitation is sparse, and during the wild winter months, the region is only marginally easier to reach than the moon itself. The imposing, inhospitable Nubra Valley is its wild lunar heart. Snuggled between the Karakoram Range and nourished by two rivers, Nubra is a lush green valley brimming with Sea buckthorns and Alfalfa. During summers, the whole place is carpeted with Pink and yellow roses and in autumns by oodles of wild lavenders which a sight beyond pure natural beauty. Nubra Valley should ideally be visited in the summer months of June to September.

Best Time: June to September

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10. Key Monastery, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Chandratal Lake Key Monastery Kunzum Pass

One of the most unexplored and stunning places in India, Spiti valley is located at a very high altitude in the eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. This region is a desert mountain valley and is known for its beautiful monasteries and untouched natural beauty. The terrain of Spiti Valley is highly difficult, and the entire region becomes completely isolated during the winters. Situated at the height of 4,112 meters, this monastery was built in the 14th century, and its architecture is influenced by Chinese style. It is one of the biggest and oldest Monasteries in Spiti and is one of the most important tourist places in this region. Best time to visit Spiti is in the months of May to October, when the temperatures are higher, and roads are accessible.

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

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India is a land full of bliss. Make your next vacations the best one by visiting these beautiful places.

This post was published by Rohit Shroff

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