2015: Travel Bucketlist

The New Year celebrations are already over and all of us have started off with our hectic schedules- students sitting with pile of books, office going people sitting in front of their desktops and laptops and others busy in their respective domain of work. Yet another year would be spent completing assignments and projects, but when do you expect to give time for yourself? You may not have the luxury of exploring things and places later on in your life, so why not do it when you can?

Yes, go out there and explore the true colors of your grand nation- India, this year. However, picking the places to visit might come as a challenge for most of you, so we have come up with a bucket list of places to visit this year.

Here it goes-

Tarkerli, Maharashtra

Yet to get its due recognition as a major tourist spot, this amazing place located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra is known for various adventurous underwater sports, clear blue waters and gorgeous beaches. So, whether you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover, you are going to fall in love with this place once you visit it!

Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli in Winters
Photo by Biswajit_Dey

For those who love skiing, Auli is the perfect place to head out to. This small town in Uttarakhand is known for its skiing resorts and sport lovers from all over the nation come to this picturesque place each winter. With significant snow fall in the last few weeks in the region, you can enjoy skiing in Auli this winter.

Havelock beach, Andaman & Nicobar islands

Havelock Islands Andaman

Probably the most beautiful beach in the south-eastern Asia, the Havelock beach is located in the paradise of Andaman. With spectacular views of nature all around, coupled with the beautiful Havelock beach, this place would definitely mesmerize you!

Kalimpong, West Bengal

kalimpong west bengal
Photo by Sandip Sarkar

Located in the vicinity of the beautiful Darjeeling, Kalimpong is yet another picturesque hill station in the region. Most famous for its wide range of beautiful orchids, Kalimpong is situated at an elevation of around 1200 metres and overlooks the Teesta River. With truly ethereal surroundings, Kalimpong should definitely be on your travel bucket list for this year.

Mawphlang, Meghalaya


Rightly known as the “Scotland of India”, Mawphlang is quite famous for its thick evergreen forests, beautiful highlands and a wide variety of flora and fauna which thrives in these dense forests. Mawphlang also offers a wide array of opportunities for adventure enthusiasts in the form of mountaineering, trekking, hiking, rock climbing and water sports as well.

Khujraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho Temples

Owing to it being the storehouse of various architectural and other remains of the ancient times, Khujraho remains on the travel list of history lovers from around the world. The amazing historical artifacts give us an insight into the lives of people, the society and their lifestyle which occupied the place several thousand years ago.

Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir

Photo by Julia Natalia E.

Not quite a well-known tourist spot, Zanskar remains inaccessible for most part of the winters and can be reached in only in the summer months. A rough, barren rock with sparkling waters of the rivers flowing in the region takes you to a very different level altogether.

Asthamudi, Kerala

Surise at Ashtamudi
Surise at Ashtamudi

Kerala is known for its beautiful backwaters and Asthamudi truly offers a delight worth witnessing. The picturesque scene all around takes one to an ethereal level. So, visit this beautiful backwater paradise and enjoy the cool, soothing climate of this spectacular place.

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

meadows in Khajjiar
The breathtaking views of the meadows in Khajjiar. Photo – Amit Sengupta

Often known as the “Switzerland of India” owing to its picturesque sceneries, Khajjiar has emerged as a major tourist spot over the years. The dense cover of Deodar trees makes this place one of the most beautiful places in India and it deserves a place on your travel list for this year.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh


A hill station located in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Twang is slowly emerging on the list of major tourist-spots. The Tawang Monastery is the second largest Buddhist monastery in the world and is visited by tourists from all over the world. Other highlights of Twang include the Sela Pass and Namdapha National Park.

So, stretch your travel legs this year and explore the true beauty of India!

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