The fun of Puja vacation starts in advance with choosing destinations, arguing over many and then zeroing down on one. With Puja holidays approaching, it’s the time we plan our travel. Below are some trip itinerary ideas.
Sikkim is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in India. With high mountain ranges and massive glaciers, vivacious rivers and placid lakes, alpine meadows and dense forests; with as many as 5000 flowering plants, 500 orchids, 500 species of birds and 650 species of butterflies; with rich culture and colourful traditions… this tiny little state has lots to offer. If you still have not visited Sikkim, this is the year you must make it happen.
Suggested Itinerary: NJP/ Bagdogra – Gangtok – Lachung – Yumthang Valley and Zero point – Lachen – Thangu Village – Chopta Valley – Gurudongmar Lake – Gangtok – NJP/ Bagdogra
Duration: 6 – 7 Days
Trip Budget: Starting 15,000/- pp
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The sprawling hills covered in velvety green sheet, gushing milky white waterfalls, amazing living root bridges and the mysterious caves – Meghalaya is undoubtedly the land of wonders. The natural geography of the soft limestone hills and millions of years of rainfall has made way for the hidden gorges, caves and plunging cliffs that makes it a unique place on Earth. The hills of Meghalaya are predominantly inhabited by Garo, Khasi and Jaintia tribes who are extremely healthy people and have rich traditional knowledge of living in harmony with nature. Plan a trip to Meghalaya this Puja and stay in Homestays with locals who live in complete harmony with nature.
Suggested itinerary: Guwahati – Shillong – Mawsynram – Mawphlang – Cherrapunji – Dawki – Mawlynnong – Guwahati
Duration: 6-8 days
Trip Budget: Starting 14,000/- pp
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And if you are done with mountains and want to explore a little bit of history and culture, head to Rajasthan. Explore forts, palaces and hawelis where stories of love, heroism and chivalry echo in the air. Sail through the golden sand dunes on camels, overwhelm yourself with the sun-kissed desert scapes, shop till you drop at the vibrant bazaars selling traditional clothing, jewellery, pieces of art and lot more, dance with tribals in remote villages, enjoy the mouth watering cuisine ranging from desert dishes to royal delicacies
Suggested Itinerary: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Mount Abu – Udaipur
Duration: 7 – 8 days
Trip Budget: Starting 18,000/- pp
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