Indian Destinations That Resemble Foreign Places (Part 2)

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

While we all dream of international travel, budget and time always remain a constraint: tight budget, few leaves, fear of international travel, denial of visas are just a few common obstacles. But why bother making a foreign trip away from your home country, when 'India' has so much to give in your own country? In addition, you can save time, money, and see more for less!!

1.Rann of Kutch ,Gujarat, and Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, U.S.

Rann of Kutch ,Gujarat

The Rann, which means “desert” in Hindi is a salt marsh that covers 10,000 square miles (25,899 square km). The endless white salt crystals are a sight to behold during the day and enchanting to watch under the stars.

The serene desert is best enjoyed during its annual fest, which attracts tourists from all across the globe.


Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, U.S.

The Bonneville Salt Flats are a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah. The area is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville and is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake

2.Tea Gardens of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia and Munnar Tea Plantations in Kerala


Munnar Tea Plantations in Kerala

Munnar, located 1,600 metres above sea level, is a hill station in the Indian state of Kerala, situated in the Western Ghats mountain range.India’s big star, Munnar is one of the largest tea plantations in the world. The hill station of Munnar is synonymous with rolling hills that are carpeted with enormous plantations of tea – a delicious beverage loved worldwide.


Tea Gardens of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia

A special region of Malaysia is the Cameron Highlands. Lush green landscapes and many varieties of plants compensate for its cooler temperatures and wetter weather. Cameron Highlands is most famous for its great hiking trails and tea plantations, neatly arranged into rows that establish a stunning pattern and symmetry through the rolling hills as far as the eye can see.

3.Coorg, Karnataka, and Scotland


Coorg

It is official known as Kodagu and casually named as the Scotland of India, for its never ending, green stretch of landscape. The popular hill station is also the largest producer of coffee in the country.


Scotland

Its emerald hills are a close match to the sprawling ranges of Scotland (pictured). It is one of the places that receive the maximum rainfall in India. The best time to visit is between October to May.

4.Tulips in Srinagar will remind of you of Tulips in Amsterdam


Tulips in Srinagar

The Tulip Festival was held in Srinagar's Tulip Garden. Without a trip to this beautiful garden, your Kashmir holidays are incomplete. Named the Memorial Tulip Garden of Indira Gandhi, it is one of Asia's largest gardens.

Tulips in Amsterdam

Every spring Holland is the place to admire colorful flower fields and to welcome the new spring season. People from all over the world come to enjoy the beautiful tulip garden of Keukenhof and explore the tulip fields just 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam city center. Amsterdam's city center is in bloom in April.

5.Art de Triomphe of France Vs India Gate of Delhi


India Gate of Delhi

The iconic ‘Arc de Triomphe’ of Paris has a twin in the ‘India Gate’ of Delhi. Exactly parallel to its French counterpart, the India Gate, an important monument in Delhi, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 70,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I and other battles during the time of the British Raj. The monument is an imposing 42 meters high arch and was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens.


Arc de Triomphe

The architecture of India Gate is almost identical to its French counterpart war memorial, the Arc-de Triomphe in Paris, a 50-meter-high building designed a hundred years earlier in 1836 to honor those who fought and died in the revolutionary wars of Napoleon and France.

6.India’s very own Big Ben – Rajabai Tower of Mumbai VS Big Ben,London


Rajabai Tower

The Rajabai Tower is a clock tower in South Mumbai India. It is located in the confines of the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai. It stands at a height of 85 m (280 ft or 25 storeys). The tower is part of The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai, which was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2018.


Big Ben

Big Ben is perhaps the most popular clock in the world. This iconic silhouette is easily identifiable and is one of the planet's most famous landmarks.

7.Cherry Blossom in Japan VS Shillong


Shillong

Annually, the International Cherry Blossom Festival is hosted in Shillong, Meghalaya, usually in mid-November. It includes live music and a plethora of activities like dance competitions, pageants, several stalls catered to represent their region through the cuisine, wine, arts and craft.


Japan

The most well-known species is the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, a symbolic spring flower, a time of rebirth, and the transient essence of life, which is generally referred to as sakura cherry blossoms. Their lives are rather brief. Around two weeks after their beauty peaks, the blossoms begin to drop. Cherry blossom festivals, known as hanami in Japanese, are an important tradition and are held during the spring all over Japan.

8.Great Wall of China Vs Great Wall of India, Kumbhalgarh Fort of Rajasthan


Kumbhalgarh

The untold history of Kumbhalgarh, the most prominent 36 km fort in Rajasthan, is that it is the second longest wall in the world at almost 23 miles in length, second only to China's Great Walls.Kumbhalgarh is an eccentric, remote fort that meets romantic standards and vividly summons up the Rajput era of the chivalrous, warlike. At the Fort, there is a regular sound and light display where the fort is illuminated by lights that are open to the public and popular with tourists. In Udaipur, the nearest airport to Kumbhalgarh is located.

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China, one of the largest building-construction projects ever undertaken. The Great Wall actually consists of numerous walls—many of them parallel to each other—built over some two millennia across northern China and southern Mongolia.

9.Overland Track Trekking of Australia VS Breathtaking Trekking in Ladakh


Breathtaking Trekking in Ladakh

Ladakh's picturesque setting reminds you of Australia's hilly mountains, making it a perfect location for photography sessions! If you are climbing to the top of a mountain or taking a walking ride overland, there is nothing as stimulating as a hiking trip. Trekking in Australia will definitely make you miss a heartbeat, but Ladakh trekking will make you see the unthinkable.


Ov​erland Track

The Ov​erland Track is Australia's premier alpine walk. This exhilarating and life-changing journey attracts walkers from across the globe. Beginning at the iconic Cradle Mountain and ending at Australia’s deepest lake – Lake St Clair.

10.Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur Vs Imperial Towers of Mumbai


Imperial Towers of Mumbai

If Malaysia has Petronas Towers, then India has Imperial Towers of its own! The Imperial Twin-Tower Skyscraper is the tallest tower in Mumbai and one of the tallest buildings in India, standing 60 storeys high above the ground (at a height of around 256 m, 840 ft). The Imperial Towers are ranked 135th in Asia and 258th in the world on a global scale. Breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea are offered by all the upper-story condominiums. There is no denying that the city of skyscrapers is Mumbai. Most of India's tallest buildings are clustered in the city of Mumbai, with over 3,000 high rises in the entire metropolitan area. Mumbai is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India, in addition to being one of the cities with the most skyscrapers.


Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Now the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.


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