Every person dreams of going to United States of America. If not for studies, then atleast for a trip everyone wants to visit. But one fact that we can’t deny is, the most popular American destinations are expensive and unless you are financially so strong, you can’t make a visit.
But there is a solution for this. Why not enjoy the serenity of a few dream destinations closer to home? Without sacrificing the level of comfort, you can visit these at a reasonable price and experience an exotic American vacation spot.
Here are the 7 travel destinations where Indians can visit right now.
1. Wanna experience untarnished Beaches? Then go to Bali instead of Hawaii
You will find cultural treasures and famous landscapes all around the magical island of Bali. In a nutshell, Bali evokes a sense of paradise. From scenic vistas to cultural performances, there is something for everyone.
What to see in Bali? Visit Tanah Lot, island's most iconic temple, enjoy the art of Balinese massage at La Joya, visit Bedugal Waterfalls, cleanse your soul at Pura Tirta Empul, Ubud monkey forest, the temple of the holy water, Chill out at lesser known beaches such as Nyang Nyang Beach, Gunung Payung Beach, Green Bowl Beach and Atuh Beach.
2. Do you love crazy Parties? Then Prefer Bangkok Instead of Las Vegas
Bangkok is everything that you would expect from the capital of Thailand. Be it dazzling temples, spectacular palaces, a world-famous floating market or colourful Chinatown, each of these famous places has an intriguing story to tell.
What to see in Bangkok? Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew; Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Floating Market, Ride the Sky Train, Try all the street food your stomach can handle, Chinatown (Yaowarat), Wat Pho, Take a trip around Chatuchak Market, Treat yourself to dinner at Vertigo, Chao Phraya River & Waterways, Get a foot massage around Khao San Road.
3. For Celebrity Spotting, Go to Mumbai Instead of Los Angeles
Mumbai, it is a magical city with a vibe that cannot be felt anywhere else. Mumbai is truly a place to see in India, something that will engage your memories for days after the tour as well. There is something for everyone and in enough quantity to blow one’s mind up!
What to see in Mumbai? Gateway of India is the major landmark of Mumbai City, Taste authentic Iranian cuisine at the Parsi cafes of the city, Elephanta Caves, Colaba Causeway Market, an ideal place for street shopping in Mumbai, Get everything you will ever need under Rs 500 at Chor Bazaar, Visit Uttan Beach, Juhu Beach, Victoria Terminus, Indulge in betting at Mahalaxmi Race Course; Do some celebrity spotting at Marine Drive.
4. Wanna experience World-Class Architecture? Then Go to Singapore Instead of New York
Singapore offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining. It is one of the easiest and most comfortable countries to navigate in Southeast Asia.
What to see in Singapore? Visit Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore Flyer, Relax at Quayside Isle, Visit the Legendary Singapore Zoo, Go on a river tour and get to know about the Singapore river and its famous quays – Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and Robertson Quay, Gardens by the Bay- the beautifully designed green space , Fly a kite at Marina Barrage, Go cycling at Pulau Ubin, Sentosa Island.
5. Do you love skiing? Then why not visit Gulmarg instead of Colorado
Are you looking for skiing destinations? Then Gulmarg is your dream winter sports destination. Gulmarg, the meadow of flowers, can rightly be called the crown of Kashmir. As winter approaches, Gulmarg converts into an idyllic skiing resort.
What to see in Gulmarg? Apparwath, Kongdori and Shark Fin, which offer good opportunity for powder skiing, Go sledging, Learn to ski, Take a ride on a Gulmarg Gondola, Spend a day at Alpather Lake, Explore Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Sacred shrine of Baba Reshi, Try the flavourful Qahwah tea, Maharani Temple, Kanchenjunga Museum.
6. Are you crazy about wild life? Then Go to Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim Instead of Yellow Stone National Park
It was recently included in the UNESCO world heritage site. The reserve is so vast and dense. The park is home to the red panda, snow leopard, great Tibetan sheep and musk deer. The birds include black-necked crane, grey peacock pheasant, Himalayan monal pheasant, Sikkim's state bird blood pheasant, Tibetan snow cock and Himalayan snow cock. Located at the at the heart of the Himalayan range in Sikkim, the Park is home to dozens of lofty mountain peaks, 18 glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and some unique flora and fauna.
What to see in Sikkim? Yuksom bestowed with natural beauty and uninterrupted trail for trekkers, Attempt the Goecha La Trek, Take a Yak Ride near Tsomgo Lake, Visit Rumtek Monastery, Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley, Visit Banjhakri Waterfalls, Namchi that is blessed with fresh air fragmented with the aroma of lush flora.
7. Do you love to taste several dishes? Then Go to Hanoi Instead of Seattle
A visit to Hanoi provides travelers with a fascinating blend of East and West. It is one of the world's great food capitals. Hanoi is the birthplace of many quintessential Vietnamese dishes, such as pho and bun cha. A street food lover's paradise, dishes in Hanoi often feature fish sauce, chilies, lemongrass, cilantro and other fresh herbs, sample fresh fruit, sumptuous street food and local delicacies like pork crepes. The 3-hour Hanoi street food tour is the one you will never forget.
Things you must try: Try local meat and vegetarian dishes and try some of the local beverages, Bun cha – Pork patties grilled over hot coal and served with tangy vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, lime and eaten with rice vermicelli. Pho – Fragrant rice noodle soup served with fresh herbs. Bun rieu cua – Tangy tomato soup prepared with round rice vermicelli and topped with deep-fried tofu and pounded crabmeat.
Have you been to any of these places? If there is any destination that matches with United States Of America, please share us in the comments.