Places In India to Visit Before You Die

Jun 21st, 2014, 08:35 AM
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Places In India to Visit Before You Die

Hi I am new to this forum, few days ago I saw an article over some unknown places of India which we should visit, I want to know more about those kind of place

1. Lonar crater lake , Maharashtra

It is a saline soda lake at Lonar in Buldana district, Maharashtra. It was created by a comet that hit 50,000 years ago, but new studies in 2010 tell us that this might be 570 000 ± 47 000 years old. It has a mean diameter of 1.2 km and 137 m deep.It is also 3rd largest crater

2. Loktak lake , Manipur

It is the largest fresh water lake in India and only floating lake in world where you can find floating phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition) on it. It is located near Moirang in Manipur state, India.

3. Majuli river island , Assam

It is the largest river island in whole world. Initially this island had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi), but having to lost much land due to erosion, it had an area of only 421.65 square kilometres (163 sq mi) in 2001. Majuli has shrunk as the river surrounding it has grown. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti, and a branch of the Brahmaputra, joined by the Subansiri River in the north. Mājuli island is accessible by ferries from the City of Jorhat. The island is about 200 kilometres east from the state’s largest city —Guwahati. The island was formed due to course changes by the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries, mainly the Lohit. Mājuli is also the abode of the Assamese neo-Vaisnavite culture.

4. Agatti Airport in Lakshadweep

The airstrip was constructed during 1987−88 for operation of Dornier 228 type of aircraft and was inaugurated on 16 April 1988. Initially, the terminal was housed in a small temporary structure. Construction of Terminal Building, Air Traffic Control Tower and related structures commenced in 2006. However, the construction of the Terminal Building was stopped midway due to the proposed extension of Runway & Basic strip.

5. Parashar Lake near Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas, the lake can be approached via Drang. The temple was built in the thirteenth century and legend has it was built by a baby from a single tree. The lake has a floating island in it and it is said to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to find its depth

Source - http://www.storyepic.com/10-indian-places-visit-die/
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Jun 21st, 2014, 08:59 AM
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Welcome to Fodors. These places are indeed sites most don't think of when contemplating a trip to India. Thanks for the link.

Larry.
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Jun 21st, 2014, 07:21 PM
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Yes dear,but I want a discussion over such underrated places of India, want to know more so I can make a travel plan
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 06:10 AM
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Well I will follow to see what ensues.

Best of luck with your travels.

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Jun 22nd, 2014, 11:45 AM
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The title of your question is completely misleading! Before I read the question itself, only one word came to mind: BENARES. The following confession will show my ignorance, but I have been visiting India regularly, sometimes for whole summers, for forty-seven years and I have never been to any of these places, perhaps because I concentrated on Indian history and society. I trust that you would not omit other parts of India in your visit, for focusing on the places listed would make for a truly idiosyncratic trip. ZZ

P.S. There is an article on Rishikesh in the travel section of the NY Times today (Sunday, June 22). Now, that's an unbelievable destination.
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 12:19 PM
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While these destinations are interesting - with exception of Agatti Airport in Lakshadweep (how did that get on the list?) - none strike me as compelling.
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 10:54 PM
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Hi nice post about Places in India. Great post like this must be highly recommended. It is so nice to read such wonderful blog. Please give some picture or image for this bolg.
Thanks for sharing.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 10:03 AM
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Definitely..all these are real offbeat places, I too haven;t been to these places(Staying not very far from the Lonar Crater.
I would also like to add Hampi and Badami to the list, a very special place. http://ashwinbahulkar.wordpress.com/...pi-and-badami/
And then the Sun temple at Modhera, the step well at Patan, the Indo-muslim ruins at Mandu(best visitd during monsoons, or just after them). These aren't very offbeat, but quite underrated, only a smattering of local tourists visit these, that too only on weekends.
Palitana too is an excellent place, it's actually a Jain pilgrimage place, but the temple town's location and it's cluster of temples makes it very interesting. IMO, it's one of the most scenic pilgrimages in India. And not too many people at all. Best done in winter,or just after the rains.
Kumaon too is great, a good introduction to the hill culture, and for billiant views of the tallest Himalayan peaks. You can have a look a my blog page: http://ashwinbahulkar.wordpress.com/...-and-chaukori/
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Also add Chandratal in Himachal Pradesh, Pangong Lake in LAdakh and the Spiti valley to your list.
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Jun 24th, 2014, 01:52 AM
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India has many amazing places and the list of such places would be endless.Even the people living in India won't be knowing much about such places.So you have to struggle hard to discover these kind of places.All the best
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