Kerala bags #3 in Lonely Planet’s list of must-see places in Asia in 2017
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There comes a time in our lives when all we want to do is pack our bags and leave to far away lands to rejuvenate our mind, body and soul. To make our search for places that are no less than a dream, Lonely Planet has now come out with a list of must-see places in Asia in 2017. Here goes:

1. Gansu, China

This part of China houses a geological marvel – the rainbow mountains. These mountains are home to a variety of stones, gravel which give it the different colours.

2. Southern Tokyo, Japan

The southern portion of Tokyo city is now a traveler’s hub with state-of-the-art microbreweries, amazing food and its bayside location.

3. Northern Kerala, India

The northern part of Kerala has abundant greenery to compliment the beaches and the backwater stays – will absolutely leave you in zen mode. Even though the Southern part attracts more tourists, it is the Northern part which is a true tranquiliser.

4. Keong Saik Road, Singapore

This place has the perfect setting to reflect the country’s modern outlook of fusing the colonial artiness with a modern twist to it.

5. Astana, Kazakhstan

Far from the world’s picture of a city in the Middle East, Astana blends both sophistication and its rich heritage in the city’s beautiful architecture.

6. Takayama, Japan

Full of traditional architecture and the fresh air from the mountains, Takayama should definitely be on your bucket-list.

7. Xi’An, China

With its free 72-hour visa policy and old-world cafes, Xi’An is a place you absolutely have to go.

8. Hill Country, Sri Lanka

The island country’s white beaches and the sea food might be the most popular thing, however it is the mountain chill of the Hill Country which has instead made it to the list of Asia’s best places to visit.

9. Melaka City, Malaysia

Given the title of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, this part of Malaysia is famous for the boat rides and the water taxis along the Melaka river. The area is also home to rich Chinese heritage along with diverse shopping options.

10. Raja Ampat, Indonesia

If you’ve forever fantasised about Great Barrier Reef, the corals and its pristine underwater marine life, this place is the closer option.

Kerala UNESCO World Heritage Sites