Travelling around for leisure or work may soon become prohibited keeping the continuous rise of Omicron cases in the world in mind. It is natural to be concerned about whether people would be allowed to head out in 2022 without worrying about the virus. However, as the experts suggest that whatever the situation in the coming weeks, things would get back to normal by April month, it seems the right time to take stock of the places, where one could head out to and stay safe too.
India being a land of diversity has several hidden gems which invite adventure lovers, nature lovers, animal lovers, bird lovers, leisure lovers, and luxury lovers to explore and enjoy a good time!
The top 10 places in India to visit in 2022 are –
Jawai, Rajasthan – A memorable vacation sport where you can get the best spots to enjoy sighting leopards in the country. The Jawai Leopard camp here has luxurious tents fitted with modern amenities that ensure that your stay isn’t just comfortable but absolutely adventurous as well.
Gurez Valley, Kashmir – This scenic valley in Northern Kashmir is one of the most protected lands in the country, which makes it all the more adventurous to visit here. The gushing rivers, scenic landscapes, and its proximity to the “Line of Control” with the neighbouring Pakistan make it a thrilling holiday location.
Chopta, Uttarakhand – Lush meadows, pine forests and absolutely unpolluted natural views describe this sleepy Uttarakhand town for its visitors. Nestled in the Himalayas, at an altitude of 8000+ feet, the majestic beauty of Chopta is peppered with forest trails where you will find wildlife and colourful birds to watch.
Mawlynnong, Meghalaya – The cleanest village in Asia is not just pollution-free but one of the most picturesque places too. This hidden gem has organised waste disposal system, clean roads, bamboo dustbins at regular intervals and scenery to complement all the neatness.
Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh – The place is steeped in spirituality as legend has it that the bird Jatayu from the epic Ramayana fell down here after being wounded while trying to rescue Goddess Sita when she was being kidnapped by Demon king Ravan. The Lepakshi temple here is famous for the hanging pillar that barely touches the floor.
Hemis, Ladakh – Located in the Leh district of Ladakh, Hemis Monastery is located in the beautiful Hemis village and it offers a mixture of natural beauty and spirituality. The surrounding landscape is home to a variety of wildlife like snow leopard, marmots, wolves and langars. The nearby Hemis National Park invites visitors from India and abroad.
Lunglei, Mizoram – Another one of hidden gems of India, Lunglei offers opportunities to participate in activities like trekking, bird-watching along with several other adventure sports. The natural landscape around this village has some of the finest scenic views in the North-east.
Champaner, Gujarat – Champaner in Gujarat is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it has remained unchanged over the past centuries, retaining its Islamic architecture intact. Spread over the Pavagadh Hills, the city’s offbeat vibe attracts the young adventurous tourists throughout the year.
Patan, Gujarat – This is another offbeat town in Gujarat, which you must explore in the coming year. It is known for its ancient Jain temples as well as a popular Dargah. The temples in Patan are well-preserved and their architecture is worth visiting.
Majuli, Assam – This is the largest river island in the world and its tribal population has preserved its unique way of living over the centuries. The island is accessible only through ferries.