Travel with nature this Diwali and steer away from the noise and smoke.
The noise and smoke during the festival of lights may leave you confined to your home. However, not letting the ballistic sound kill your festive fervour, take a trip to the nature and spend a Diwali sans chaos and hustle-bustle!
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest – Located near Chennai, the sight of Pichovaram offers waterscape and backwater cruises. Pichovaram consists of number of islands interspersing a vast expanse of water covered with green trees. The place attracts a huge number of bird population that range from local, local migrants and migrants. The bird season starts from September to April every year. The complex river system and canal network is best explored on a boat ride. The serenity of this place charms the visitors.
The Caves of Meghalaya -North-eastern region happens to be of the natural jewels of India. The medley of caves is a highlight here, right from Krem Phyllut, Krem Mawmluh, Krem Liat Prah, Mawsmai, Mawsynram and Siju. There are lot of formations inside the caves. It is a delight for adventure seekers.
Sattal – Located near Bhimtal in Uttarakhand, Sattal, means interconnection of seven lakes. The pristine beauty of this region casts a spell on senses, making them feel fresh and relaxed. Go on a cycling expedition to nearby Bhimtal to explore the green beauty of this region. Many migratory birds dot the area that happens to be another charm of the setting of this nature’s paradise.
Bir – A small village in Himachal Pradesh, Bir has many other attractions apart from paragliding. One can explore the Bir River, walk by the waterfalls and pools, Buddhist monasteries, stupa as popular attractions. Other programmes that are offered are meditation and spiritual studies.
Thekkady – A popular getaway from Bangaluru, Thekkady is a popular place among wildlife enthusiasts. Periyar National Park is a perfect jungle vacation. One can go for activities like boating along the Priyar Lake, bamboo rafting or even a night trek. There are other places nearby like Anakarra and Murikaddy, which can be explored by nature lovers. Also, take a sneak peak into coffee, tea and spice cultivation.
Captivate natural beauty and enjoy a safe Diwali!