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Five must-visit destinations that can take you to nature's lap

Updated: Oct 09, 2016 12:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 9 (ANI): If nothing calms you like being close to Mother Nature and your idea of unwinding is getting away from the hustle bustle of the city, here are five must-visit spots in the country shared by Travelyaari.

Munnar: It's a small tea town known for its rolling green hills and scenic beauty. You may not find much action here but if you want to relax and sink in the beauty of nature, this is the place to be.

There are quite a number of attractions to look forward to within a short distance like the Atukkad Falls, Mattupetti Dam, Kundala Lake and the Eravikullam National Park where the endangered Nilgiri Thar can be spotted.

For those who are more adventurous, there are also elephant tours from the town. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the only way to get here is by road. Travellers can catch one of the many buses that ply on the steep slopes across almost all the major cities of Kerala.

Puducherry: This calm little union territory comes with an interesting history of being the largest of the erstwhile French colonies in India.

One can move along at a relaxed pace to experience the French culture, architecture and eating spots besides taking in the environs, which are different from any other place in the country.

There are some prominent tourist spots as well to explore, like the Paradise and Auro beaches, the Aurobindo Ashram, and the Boat House.

Reaching Puducherry from Chennai through the road is yet another experience to look forward to.

The changing reflections of the Sun on the water as the day advances make it the most satisfying road trip ever.

So if you're in the mood to experiment, this is the place for you and don't forget to carry your DSLR!

Konark: This small town in the Puri district of Orissa with its visual enchantments is a haven for nature lovers.

Quaintly situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Konark is all the rage for its exquisitely carved stone temple offering majestic charm.

One can also enjoy the roar of the Konark beach waves and the splendid view of the 800-year-old Sun Temple.

Reaching there via NH-203 from Puri is another mesmerizing experience with all the scenic beauty of Orissa to admire and the beautiful roads forcing you to drain your camera battery.

The canopy formed by the trees on both sides of the road, the soft misty breeze and the idyllic beauty of the nearby temple towns of Puri and Bhubaneshwar will complete one of the most incredible itineraries of Orissa.

Bandipur Forest: Nature abounds in plenty close to Bangalore in Bandipur forest. It is one of the most coveted national parks of India.

Stretched over an overall land area of 874 square kilometers, the national park is home to nearly 80 Bengal tigers and more than three thousand rare Indian elephants.

Moreover, being a prestigious part of the highly important Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve makes Bandipur a retreat for all animal lovers, environment enthusiasts, nature lovers as well as wildlife photographers.

One can set off for one of the most awesome road trips to Bandipur forest from Bangalore and who knows you might just spot a deer imperturbably crossing the road.

Tawang: Nature's lavish allowance to Tawang is beyond description.

Its endless and unparalleled beauty holds your senses tight and allows them to marvel at the gift of nature displayed in every inch of the land.

Situated 10,000 feet above the sea level and surrounded by lakes, Tawang's beauty appeals to the eyes and moves towards one's soul with its breathtaking valleys, misty rivers and stunning waterfalls in this scenic district, giving every nature enthusiast an ultimate experience. (ANI)