Best places to visit this November!
November is on its way and probably the time for vacay! With having so many places to explore whether it be rich heritage, wildlife, beaches, hilly terrains or culture, where to head to is a big question. So to ease down this confusion, we have shortlisted two of the best destination to hit this year. This article will take through two of the best places to visit this November.
This scenic beauty is located in the Idukki district of southern India also known as “Kashmir of Southern India” covering an area of nearly 557 square kilometres. It is situated 1,600 meters above from mean sea level. It is considered as a perfect honeymoon destination in the country with domestic tourism of approximately 6,28,427 recorded in the year 2017. The name ‘Munnar’ is believed to come from three rivers- Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The place itself is full of exotic and thrilling tourist spots, some of them are listed below:
This place is the first in the list mainly because of its divine beauty and chilling atmosphere. Nestled 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall makes for romantic escapades and picnics site. But let me warn you that the roads to the place are very narrow and thus needs an expert in driving.
Echo point is located outside the city with roughly distance of 15 kilometers but is worth the visit. It is located at an altitude of 600 ft. As the name suggests, this place is well known for its enthralling illustration of the phenomenon of echoing. As you scream, you can hear your voice reverberate around the attraction again and again. Apart from this, the place is a paradise for Instagram freaks as it offers spaces to get clicked the best way possible. Many photographers in India suggest the place among the most beautiful.
Pothamedu View Point:
The Pothamedu View Point is located 5 kilometers off Munnar. It is adorned with beautiful hills and lush green mountains. One can witness the incredible wide views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in the area. It is an ideal place to witness beautiful sunrises and sunsets and fill your WhatsApp stories with something totally incredible.
Apart from visiting these places, the place also offers a wide range of activities such as paragliding, trekking, camping or zippling. Also the flora and fauna of the place is among the rarest, with many national sanctuaries to preserve the natural habitat of the place. The average daily cost in the place will be almost Rs.1,312 for one person excluding stay and travel tickets. Accommodation will cost you around Rs.689 and meal will cost almost Rs.400. overall local transportation can cost you roughly Rs.150. So visiting Munnar is a must this November.
Auli is another hill station located amidst the lush green valleys of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The place is also popularly known as the “mini Switzerland of India”. The place is covered by the mesh of oak trees and provide a range of winter sports. The valley also offers a wide and rare species of flowers found nowhere else in the world with around 520 species of high altitude plants and 498 of which are flowering plants with significant populations of endangered species. Apart from its visible beauty the place is the best to visit in the state. Some of the tourist destinations of Auli are listed below:
Auli Artificial lake:
The place is one of the highest artificial manmade lake in the country. Auli Artificial Lake is a pristine lake perched at an astounding elevation. The government takes care of the lake including all the major winter sports of the city. They also provide artificial snow on the ski slopes during scanty rainfall created this lake.
Valley of Flowers National Park:
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located almost 12 kilometers off Auli is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Many birds also find home in the valley and migrate annually to the place. The valley was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a World Heritage Site. Pushpawati River also flows through the valley making it yet another park to hit by the tourist not from today but from the ancient times. Many yogis are believed to have come to valley to practice meditation. The place also consists many medicinal plants and herbs including Aconitum heterophyllum, A. falconeri, Arnebia benthamii, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Gymnadenia orchides, Megacarpaea polyandra, Picrorhiza kurrooa, Podophyllum hexandrum and Taxus wallichiana.
Auli is a hiking and ski destination which offers a 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) cable car, a chairlift and a ski lift, along with a maintained trek route. The total 3 day tour to Auli can cost roughly Rs.6,500 per person.
These two places doesn’t cost much to your pockets. So what are you waiting for? Want to plan a vacay, why not include these two in your travel bucket?