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You don't need to travel far to have a kick ass weekend with your friends! HolidayIQ reviewers give you reasons to stay in your city and have a weekend escape from life as usual. 

1. Bangalore
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Visitors mayenjoy the flora and fauna of the Bannerghatta National Park....Azoo, Various species of Birds, Butterfly conservation, houses,zoological reserves, Fenced forested Elephants sanctuary the Nation's first sanctuary This park is a wildlife corridor for elephants and other animals. The park offers Safari tour on additional charge in the safe busses which are managed by Karnataka State Tourist Development Corporation to see the real wildlife.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mallika Raghavendra says, “Abode of Lord Krishna in Bangalore...The temple is surrounded by greenery and gardens and the way up is as magnificent as the destination which is the main temple itself. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Bangalore is known ascity of Gardens and Lalo Bagh Is thecity's pride. Lalbagh is regarded as one of the most richly diverse botanical gardens in South Asia, Lalbagh in the southern part of thecity, was laid out by Nawab Hyder Ali in 1740. Spread over 97 ha about 240 acres of parkland, many of tropical and subtropical plants were brought here by Tipu Sultan, as one Mango Tree still remains attraction for visitors which was planted by Tipu himself.”

2. Mumbai
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nittin Mittal shares, “Best Water park. One of the biggest water parks I have ever been to. It's just next to Essel World. We took a ferry from Gorai Creek which charges Rs. 60 for to and fro journey. The entry fee was Rs. 750. There is a restaurant inside the park which serves awesome food at nominal rates. There are several rides which will take you one full day to cover all. The best part of the park is its wave pool. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra adds, “A fort steeped in history & legend There are places & monuments around Mumbai steeped in history & legend. All you need is interest in exploration & a discerning eye. Our guides to go off the beaten track took me & my son to the Vasaifort and we came back pretty impressed with what we saw & experienced. ”

3. New Delhi
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava says, “The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. T...Such spaces add atmosphere and life to acity and cater to all sections of the society....The twenty-acre site, located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area in New Delhi, is spectacular. The Garden was inaugurated in February 2003. Majestic rocks stand silhouetted against the sky, others lie strewn upon the ground in a casual yet alluring display of nature's sculptural genius. It was the ideal ground on which to realize the concept of a public leisure space that would awaken a sensory response and thereby a sensitivity to the environment. Soaring stainless-steel birds mounted on slate-clad pillars welcome you into the park.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Bhatia says, “India Gate - The Pride of Delhi Delhi has been bestowed with innumerable monuments ancient as well as modern. From Qutub Minar to Humayun Tomb, Redfort to Jama Masjid and of course the modern one India Gate. It was built was by the Britishers in the memory of soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the World War I.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Bhatia says, “Connaught Place - The Oldest Shopping Mall Connaught Place or CP as is popularly known is probably the oldest Shopping Mall of India. Built by the Britishers is a huge shopping and entertainment zone in India. ”

4. Kolkata
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Suketu Kumar adds, “Large marble building in memory of Queen Victoria ...The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, once the largestcity of the British India. It was built in the loving memory of Queen Victoria. It is now a museum and tourist destination by the bank of the Hooghly River.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Basab Ray Chaudhuri says, “6th Longest suspension cantilever Bridge in the World ...Howrah Bridge is not only the pride of Kolkata but also the longest bridge of its kind in India. Lacs of vehicles and pedestrians use the bridge daily. The bridge is maintained by the Engineers of Kolkata Port Trust. This famous landmark of Kolkata is renamed after the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore as 'RABINDRA SETU '.”

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5. Pune
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Seep Bora adds, “Monsoon? Drive to Tamhini Ghat! Phew! Finally, the refreshing shower of the monsoon hits the disturbing heat of the summer. Tamhini village is located on the ridge of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra and hence gets its name Tamhini Ghat.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinit Patni says, “Worth the hike Sinhagad fort is some 30km from Pune. It is a beautiful trek with some nice view at points. It took us just over an hour to reach the top where the vehicle parking is. There is not much which remains of the fort as such but the whole area is quite nice and big. You can walk to various points of thefort area for some nice view and/or a secluded lovely walk. ”

6. Visakhapatnam
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HolidayIQ Reviewer bhanu chander says, “An Amazing Place and the Breathtaking view of Bay of Bengal...You can get to see the beautiful beaches and also the Bheemili beach for a wonderful experience in the evening. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishnamohan Velagala adds, “God's Country and awesome experience at Araku Valley Andhra Pradesh God's Country. Araku Valley, a pleasant holiday trip with family and friends. ...ellow flowers, highest peaks, green environment, Coffee plantation, Tribal museum, Bamboo chicken all these things made me relax more than my expectation.”

7. Ahmedabad
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nalsarovar Aamin bhai shares, “Nalsarovar bird watching call ...Nalsarovar bird watching call Neal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Consisting primarily of a huge Lake, is situated spread over 120 Km² to the West of Ahmedabad Near Anand city, in the Gujarat State of India. Mainly inhabited by Migratory birds in winter and pring, It is the largest wetland bird Sanctuary in Gujarat. The lake Nalsarovar and the wetlands Around it were declared a bird Sanctuary in April 1969....Of birds visit the delightful bird Sanctuary in winter and spring. Winter migrants from the north Including Purple Swanphen, Pelicans, Ibis, Lesser and Flamingos, Storks, four species of Bitterns, Herons, Ducks, Crakes And grebes visit Neal Sarovar. Thousands of migratory waterfowl Flock to this sanctuary just after The Indian monsoon season. The Shallow area and ponds on the Outer fringes of the lake attract the Wading birds that feed in the shallow waters. There are 360 islets in the lake. Most of them lie exposed when the” 

8. Panjim
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Chaturvedy shares, “Old Goa : The Touch of Portuguese Past ...The Grand old churches, Museums were providing just breathtaking views to the eyes. Church of Se, St. Cathedral Church, museum, Basilica of Bom Jesus etc gives a vivid picture of Portuguese Past.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vivek M adds, “Excellent location Dona Paula, a small island, located on the beautiful and famous sea stretch spans from Panjim to Miramar. Today, there is a black stone statue of the young Dona Paula and her Goan lover on a rocky promontory jutting into the sea with a sweeping view of the Mormugao Port in the background. When you are in Dona Paula, you must visit the ruins of the Cabofort, erected in 1540. The Cabo Raj Niwas is one of the most elegant governor's residences in the whole of Goa. There is also a 180 year old English cemetery, open to the public along with a chapel, which has a memorial tomb of Dona Paula the Menezes with her history engraved on the tombstone. Any time of the day you can visit.”

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Wondering how to enjoy a holiday in a city without having to worry about money? Allow HolidayIQ reviewers to guide you through the top fun places in the following cities. 

1. New Delhi
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava adds, “The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. The heady Trail of Fragrance leads away to a rocky ridge to the north, where elevated amongst the rocks, a sculpture in stainless-steel, inspired by a pin-wheel, dances in joyous abandon.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Bhatia shares, “India Gate is the most visited tourist spot in Delhi. With lush green lawns spread on both sides of two kilometres stretch up to Rashtrapati Bhawan makes it look great and attractive.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Niming Haisa shares, “So to spend the day doing something 'meaningful', I  and my friends visited the great emperor Humayun's tomb. As I entered the gates of the tomb, I stood entranced by the enormity and beauty of the tomb commemorating one of the great Maugham emperors who ruled this holy land.”

2. Mumbai
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Suhani Sogani says, “Adlabs Imagica is one of the best theme parks in India. There are around 21 rides and while starting with the India's fastest roller coaster- Nitro, the rest of the rides were like fun to us. The rides which I enjoyed the most are Deep Space and Scream Machine, these were the rides worth trying more than once.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Kunnoth says, “Haji Ali Dargah was voted as one of the seven wonders of Mumbai. ...The Dargah is a brilliant specimen of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. It is a marble marvel showcasing the classic style of the olden times. The white coloured structure is a delight to our eyes.”

3. Bangalore
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Bannerghatta Biological Park is a great tourists attraction. A small museum, a reptile park, small theatre and much more. This park is a wildlife corridor for elephants and other animals. The park offers Safari tour on an additional charge in the safe buses which are managed by Karnataka State Tourist Development Corporation to see the real wildlife.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Lalbagh is regarded as one of the most richly diverse botanical gardens in South Asia. Tipu's palace, Ashoka pillar, Kempe Godas Tower, Kote Venkataramanswamy temple, Kankaya Parmeshwari temple, Shantinagar Church etc attractions are in close proximity as all are of great interest.”

4. Kolkata
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta shares, “The Botanical Gardens are open from 8:00-16:00 every day. We see the great Banyan Tree, largest in the world, (Used to read in books, where the great Banyan Tree, the biggest in the world is, you can't even know which was the original trunk when you sit under it.  and we did enjoy that part. We also enjoyed the beautifully shaded walks around the park.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “An architectural delight with amazing views of the river India's first ever hanging bridge is 'Vidyasagar Setu' and the Vivekananda Setu, which is famous as Second Hooghly Bridge in India and the World.”

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5. Chennai
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HolidayIQ Reviewer M.s. Murali says, “Chennai is hot in the literal sense and also in an experiential manner! Hot places to see, hot food to cherish and hot experiences overall. A long walk along the beach and a night dinner along the beach was a heavenly feeling and a nice time to talk and chit chat with friends with a fresh sea breeze giving you company.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer M S RAWAT says, “We took sea fish prepared from road side vendor there. Full fish was a great experience and was certainly very tasty.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashok Kumar Patel adds, “Marina Beach which is the second longest beach in the world has always been at its best for my refreshment and time spending. The best part of this is there is no fee cost and you can spend all day over there without getting bored. I and my friends visited every weekend and enjoyed a lot there. There is also a free parking for vehicles. A must visit place for everyone.”

6. Visakhapatnam
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HolidayIQ Reviewer k Ravi Teja says, “It really was a great trip, went with my friends and had so much fun. Absolutely paisa vasool and added advantage is that you will be seeing Borra Caves and the Araku Gardens, which are pleasant to watch, one thing to look out for is the famous roasted coffee and the Natukodi.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishnamohan Velagala says, “Yellow flowers, highest peaks, green environment, Coffee plantation, Tribal museum, Bamboo chicken all these things made me relax more than my expectation.”

7. Chandigarh
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Umesh Goel says, “If you are visiting or planning to visit Chandigarh, it is strongly advisable to make this place as one of your visiting spots.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vishnu Mittal adds, “Friends group can enjoy the boating in this lake. The area surrounding the Lake is very clean and well-managed.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sonika Singla adds, “People come here for fun and enjoyment. Here there are many things to do like boating, going to walk for fitness, etc. This is a cool place for relieving stress and tension.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vaibhav Tiwari adds, “Overall a very nice place to hang out with friends.”

8. Ahmedabad
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Madhu Pakala shares, “Nal Sarovar is a bird sanctuary, even if you are not a bird watcher you should take this shallow water natural bamboo driven boat ride.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Sharma says, “Splash - Apart from luxurious rooms for guests, the water park has enough slides to make visitors enjoy their day in the water. A big open swimming pool for DJ and dance in water with waves and rain dance hall is icing on the cake. People from nearby cities come to enjoy their weekend with friends.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harshit Pahuja says, “Sunrise at Kankaria Lake with free entry. While on a visit to Gujarat, we friends decided to go there.”

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9. Pune
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahil Jaiswal says, “Being a traveller, exploring the city is fun. Sometimes it means to visit an unknown place, exploring the area. Pashan Lake is on Sutarwadi Road. A small garden following by a beautiful lake. The lake is a brilliant spot to enjoy the sunset with friends.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham Satao says, “It is situated in a very beautiful and lusty environment. The Fort is named after the great Tanaji Malusare who won this Fort on behalf of Shivaji Maharaj.”

10. Patna
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Chiranjivi Kant adds, “I went to Patna this year and my experience was more than satisfactory, I found out that its the real city with variations in people's lives and their standard of living.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshay Verma adds, “Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan or Patna Zoo is an ultimate destination for nature lovers. It is spread over a large area and has animals of many species. There is an aquarium, lake where you can do boating, jungle safari, toy train ride etc. One can also hang out with friends and family in greenery.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHISHEK KUMAR says, “Here you can relax with your friends. You can play some fun games.”

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Cities are always going to figure when you recall your time with frineds many years from now. These 8 cities are the one's that everyone will refer to with fondness while itirating the legendary holidays you all spent.  

1. Mumbai
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Suhani Sogani adds, “Adlabs Imagica is one of the best theme parks of India. We took off from Dadar where we hired a sharing cab and left for Imagica through Mumbai-Pune Expressway. ...There are around 21 rides and while starting with the India's fastest roller coaster- Nitro, the rest of the rides were like fun to us. The rides which I enjoyed the most are Deep Space and Scream Machine, these were the rides worth trying more than once. Rajasaurus River adventure ride was also awesome, it was like an aqua dive.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nittin Mittal says, “Awesome roadside beach view from Marine drive. ...At the end of the stretch you will reach Nariman Point which is the end point of Marine Drive....One can also visit Taraporewala Aquarium which is just opposite to Marine Drive. Near by Marine drive is the beach area where one can go in water, hang out and have awesome street side food and ice gola.”

2. New Delhi
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ranjeeta Singh says, “Qutub Minar - One of the main attraction of Delhi ...Qutb Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments, which are historically connected with the tower and are part of the Qutb Complex. These include the Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, the Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Minar, Ala-ud-din's Madrasa and Tomb, and the Tomb of Imam Zamin. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruby Singh says, “An evening in and around Humayun's Tomb!...Since Delhi is bestowed with many historical monuments there is no dearth of choices and I zeroed down to Humayun's Tomb....There is one thing which is common across all the heritage sites, they all have great history and interesting stories attached with them. ...The sunsetview from the Tomb was mesmerizing.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Siddharth Kolhapure says, “A visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan is a milestone in your travel diary. ”

3. Bangalore
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “ The entrance to the Garden is marked by an equestrian statue of Chamaraja Wadiyar of Mysore. Another Popular attraction is the surreal Floral clock, surroun”

HolidayIQ reviewer Aditya shares, "The very first thing is weather which is so pleasant that makes the travelling easy. Foods are amazing not only idli dosa but their are varieties of North Indian food options which are actually above par as served in North India. Had food from litti twist in btm layout and its simply amazing I. E. Highly recommended and chula chawki in Jp nagar. Wonder la is something you need to give your whole day to enjoy the best beast rides. Nandi hill can be a stressbuster too."

4. Dubai
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Bohra shares, “The gem of Dubai burj khalifa Dubai mall....Burj khalifa Dubai mall is the main attraction of Dubai. Burj khalifa is the tallest building in the world and is very beautiful specially in the night when musical fountain show is shown in every 15 min interval. At that time the whole 164 story building is lit up and a spectacular lite show done before the musical fountain show on friday."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruchi Srivastava shares, “Dubai Desert Safari, gives an awesome experience with chill weather at night ...We reached the destination which was a Camel Farm....We went for dune bashing in another 4x4. They have a big cavalcade on the 4x4s. Dune bashing was very good and makes you feel that you are sitting in a roller coaster ride. ”

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5. Kuala Lumpur
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kasi Venkoba Rao adds, “Stylish gigantic statue of Lord Murugan...The main attraction of the Batu Caves is the gigantic statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance of Batu Caves. The statue in gold colour gives a grand look. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kasi Venkoba Rao adds, “Pride of Kuala Lumpur - Very amazing The Petronas Twin Towers is worth visiting and no regrets for having paid huge amount. It is the Pride of Kuala Lampur and till today, the Twin Towers remain the Tallest in the World. ”

6. Hong Kong
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HolidayIQ Reviewer sujoy dutta adds, “Must visit Disneyland when you are in Hong Kong. ... Penguins, Otters, Sea Lions, Fish, Panda, Sloth and what not. Souvenir shops throw up irresistible fare, but can be expensive. Take a map at the gate for easy reference. The roller coaster at Snow world is a must. Dont miss the photo op from the terrace. Rainforest is again a must visit with the rafting down the rapids. Talking of Rapids, to visit the raging river and get scared out of your wits end. The dolphin show is at 3Pm and 5Pm.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer NAVNEET SINGAL adds, “Must visit in Hong Kong specifically those who believe in heritage...Big Buddha is a great place to visit in Hong Kong and can be said as a must visit. It is quite peaceful and you can find a great travel way to this destination. Specifically the Cable Car is enjoyable from where you can see the completeview of the River and also the Airport of Hong Kong."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gopinath Prabhu says, “Flowers all the way...Flower Market Road is indeed a place to visit in HK. Its flower shops all over. Just toobeautiful a place for flower lovers. You can also buy nutrients. There are also Cactus in a few shops.”

7. London, UK
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HolidayIQ Reviewer rashmi manchanda shares, “Amazing views of London City ...London Eye is one of the top attractions of the city and lives up to its name. It would appeal to all age groups whether children, youngsters or old people. If you would like to visit other attractions such as the London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and Aquarium, there are combo offers that can be clubbed along with the London Eye ticket, which is cost-effective as compared to a separate entry ticket for each attraction.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer saurabh . adds, “I had visited the Westminster Palace in London, United Kingdom which houses the British Parliament. I took a guided tour of the Parliament and saw the various sections of it. It was a great experience. ”

8. Abu Dhabi
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Yadav says, “Welcome to wonderland- Ferrari World...We were mesmerized by thebeautiful Ferrari cars and their engines kept on display at the entry. We took a lot of pics there. Then we straightaway headed to the roller coaster and joined the queue. It is the fastest one in the world. We could see people flying like a Bullet in it and coming all shaken and overwhelmed. Our turn came, I could feel the rush of adrenaline in me.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer G.K GARG adds, “Very verybeautiful marvel of architect A must see Sheikh Zayed Mosque is open to general public in Abu Dhabi. A real great architect, design and highest quality of marble, engraving designs, carpeting and gold design you will fall in love. But one thing to note that there is dress restrictions for the persons entering the mosque. ”

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Sometimes there is the urge to disconnect and recharge your batteries away from the humdrum of daily life, on your own. Hills, mountains, forests and valleys provide the perfect plethora of backdrops for a great weekend solo escape. HolidayIQ reviewers tell you where to go and what to do. 

1. Ooty
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Poonam Rodrigues says, “A Beautiful experience with a quaint landscape overlooking the valleys andhills of Ooty. It was a wonderful experience that we had and we enjoyed it tremendously.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samarth Raj shares, “This time, it was the boat house. I took the boat ride and it felt like revisiting the memories. The lake is one of the biggest and far better than the more well known Ooty lake. Pykara Lake pops into view while driving down NH 67 down from Ooty towards Gudalur.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudarshan Mn shares, “Several small rivulets and waterfalls, birds and bushes, trees and mountains, cloud and rain, rainbows and colors all in one place with one train journey. ”

2. Manali
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Chatterjee says, “good place to be there and one can enjoy nature and feel the fresh air. It is recommended to go at sunrise as the view is breathtaking. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tejender Pal shares, “Don't forget to carry camera to capture all natural scenery. Ice capped mountains adds beauty to that place.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suvobroto Ray Chaudhuri shares, “The scenic beauty on your way to Rohtang in breath taking. Rohtang Pass offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. ”

3. Coorg
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkatesh Kini shares, “Good forest, animals roam freely - deer, elephants The Coorg entrance of Nagarhole national park is around 90kms away from Madikeri near Kutta. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shyamala Kamath adds, “Scenicbeauty place and good feel of feeding Elephants This place is enriched with scenic beauty. ”

4. Darjeeling
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Girish Tiwari says, “Other attractions are tea garden, roadway, rock garden, sunrise point, ghoom monastery. Overall Darjeeling is paradise on earth fornature lover.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samrat Gupta shares, “This place is still to be crowded with visitors, nevertheless it provides a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga throughout the day. If you have no belief in magic, a sunrise and sunset over the misty mountains and mighty snow capped Kanchenjunga with the sky changing colours every moment will surely make you feel heavenly.”

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5. Wayanad
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Muhammed Sharukh says, “Best way to spend Sunday close to nature ...Then this is the perfect place, being the tallest peak in Chembra Peak offers a panoramic view of entire Wayanad on the top. The Love Shaped pond is an award for the struggle taken to reach there. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ishank Singh says, “First of all the weather is so nice that your eyes wont believe. The soothing calm atmosphere complements the naturalbeauty. I had a wonderful adventure. Took a time out of my busy schedule & dived in to these scenic beauty. The water, air is so pure and feels like someone purified the air and spread there.”

6. Munnar
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jish Mith shares, “I was searching for the best hill station to visit this winter while searching I came to know about Munnar. Munnar is famous for the attractive blue Neelakurinjini blooms, these flowers bloom the entire hillside terminal that is covered in a breathtaking the colour of blue. The December to February winter season is by far the very best time to see Munnar because the weather is positive. The minimum temperature throughout this moment of the year goes down to ten degrees Celsius and is perfect for a holiday ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gigi Abraham adds, “Munnar is the only tourist place where I am coming for the twelfth time. It"s main attraction is it's cool climate. The sight seeing attractions are Rajamalai where the Nilgiri thar, the rare species walking on rocks is an attraction to tourists. The other attractions are Madupetty dam& Kundala dam where boating facilities, horse riding & elephant riding are provided. ”

7. Gangtok
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia adds, “Enjoy local food and the Yak ride in a serene place... one gets to see ice capped mountains and ice everywhere and its chilling cold outside. It is advisable to carry warm clothes along with gloves. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Yadav says, “Inner peace found here After rumtek, our next destination was ranka. I was expecting the same experience as that of rumtek but I was wrong. The road to ranka is rough and bumpy after a point and there are no signs leading there.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhik Dutta adds, “Changu (Tsomgo) An awesome place you must visit Recently I have been in the North Bengals. We actually planned a tour which covered Zuluk and Silarigaon with sight scenes, within included that was the Tsomgo Lak...Changu (Tsomgo) An awesome place you must visit ”

8. Shimla
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanchit Bhargava says, “A visit for enjoyment and relaxation...It is surrounded by the best market and a beautiful church with a marvellous museum. You will be immensely pleased to shop at mall road.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sagar Gant adds, “Jakhu temple is located on a hill top attached with the ridge, the temple is huge attraction point as it is very long 3 km trek on the mountain. The trek tests the true stamina of the people.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer deepak jain shares, “Awesome creation by nature

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9. Nainital
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anas Shamsi shares, “Nainital Lake - Real beauty of nature...Just sitting by the lake and gazing the waters is refreshing. A visit to Bhimtal is also recommended. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Navin Pradhan says, “Have glimpse of snowfall over the mountains ...Many other things to visits are as following/;- Zoo, Cave garden, Beautiful lake (with boating experience), temple adjacent to lake (awesome), Bhutia market, Ropeway, horse riding at hills (really adventures) etc.”

10. Mussoorie
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Samriddha Roy adds, “The cheerful boisterous brook - a must visit in Mussoorie This chirpy, spirited waterfall would certainly grab attention of the tourists who are taking a trip to Mussoorie, a hill station in Dehradun. The visit would readily cheer one up in whatever mood the person travels - it's been like a laughter in an otherwise serious, solemn, mountainous climate.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval shares, “An amazing view of nature at doon valley. You can see sunrise/sunset from this road. We walked on the road in the evening. A memorable walking. Do try.”

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Tired of the same old crowded touristy destinations? Check out these beautiful places that showcase scenic treks that are perfect getaways if you're are planning to go with your friends. 

1. Ladakh (Leh)
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Fazal Hussain says, “The lush green forest, the streams down the road, the desert settlement, the utmost care from the people, the spine freezing cold, the high altitude cityscape, the valley!”

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj adds, “It's absolutely cold during the night, So please pack lots of warm clothes and jackets to cope with the cold, during my stay it went to -5°C. To experience the whole beauty, night stay is a must and please take your best camera to catch the action live.”

2. Gangtok
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Surabhi Palyal adds, “I with my friends made the quickest sprint to the top of the monastery and God knows, this was the fastest that I ever ran! And mind you, the climb up to the monastery is very steep, so it's thrice the regular effort. Somehow, panting and breathless, we reached the Golden Stupa...Somewhere, this experience brought me closer to me as well as my friends. Totally surreal!”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajendra Makharia shares, “We were able to get a perfectly unobstructed view of the snow covered mountains and the lake area.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aloke De adds, “During this time lake gets fully snowbound. Nathu La is about 3 km from this lake for visit Nathu La pass permission is to be taken from Gangtok. You can visit on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia says, “It offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. In fact, the view of the sunrise from here is unforgettable, you will see the peaks dazzling with changing colours.”

3. Mussoorie
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Dolly Chawla says, “Colourful beauty to enhance your eye sight. Small water falls which gives you pleasure especially in rains.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Alok Negi adds, “Happy Valley trek, as the name suggests, will give you much reason to smile. Its peaceful environment with the surrounding mountains will give you time to think about yourself.”

4. Chikmagalur
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia says, “I was here with my friends. Also, on the way, you can see the Z POINT, which is the trekking route. After this, follow the same route and reach the JEEP point. And, rest all will be a wonderful memory you will carry.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepika Ashwant shares, “On the way to the peak there is an old temple. Then when we take the last 400 steps by foot too there is a Shiva Temple at the top of the mountain. From the top there is a good view of the valleys, other peaks and the picturesque Ayyanakere Lake. Worth climbing the peak.”

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5. Dalhousie
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kumar Rakesh adds, “I recommend everyone who is going to Dalhousie must do trekking from Allah. Here your journey will take you to another level.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bhavya Gupta shares, “I visited Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary in February 2017 with my friends. It is 3 km trek. Sometimes you will find snow on the road as well. It is completely safe and we didn't find any animals or any kind of danger in it. At the end of the trek is a small rest house with some activities in it.”

6. Dehradun
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shaifali Mishra shares, “Loads of fun if you are with friends. If you wish to relax in water by dipping your feet in or you can just jump in the water.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Himanshu Verma adds, “The slopes of the mountain, people, housing etc make the view perfect. The little cold temperature makes it more enjoyable. Moreover, there is trolly for Gun Hill, which is the attracting point of it. Trolley stops in the air for some time to let the passenger enjoy the view.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Neha Malhotra shares, “Robber's Cave is an idle picnic place for family and friends.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurav Sinha Choudhury shares, “The Temple is a unique one where one can experience the wonders of nature. The natural cave, the abode for Lord Shiva is one of its kind as the water dripping from the natural cave creates a beautiful ambiance.”

7. Panchgani
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Trevor Saldanha shares, “Harrison's Folly is near Panchgani and is one of the highly recommended sightseeing spots. You get a nice view of the Krishna Valley from all three sides.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Slokarth Dash says, “You can trek all the way to the top or drive onto the top. The table top is one of Asia's largest Plateaus, It is flat and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and the valley.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshaya Patil says, “On one side there was a view of the river flowing between the mountains, and on the other side there was a view of the waterfall.”

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Looking for a family holiday to spend quality time with those closest to you? Experience lakes surrounded by royality or the splash of water on your kids faces, HolidayIQ reviewers suggest the 10 best waterfront destinations for your choosing. 

1. Udaipur
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijay Sharma adds, “Fateh Sagar Lake nice Place for Enjoy Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur, the first being Jaisamand lake. Located in the north of Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake lies just besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. Built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, Fateh Sagar Lake got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh, who later made additions to it.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Lake Pichola was built by nomadic gypsies in 1362 who were tribesmen during the period of Maharana Lakha and they were encouraged by the King for this water harvesting. Udaipur city and the grand history of the buildings, palaces, temples, and fortification attract more tourists, the lakes and the beautiful garden surrounded by the Aravalli ranges, extremely pleasant. ”

2. Athirappilly
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HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “Situated 1000 ft above sea level on the Chalakudy river and falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state. It's not the waterfall which attracts us but the scenic combination of forests and little streams surrounding the waterfall are also to be mentioned.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravishanker Vasanthaiah shares, “There is security around the falls and visitors are not allowed near. But though they can enter thewater at a certain location where it's safe. There is a shop where they sellwater and snacks. One can also travel from Kochi to reach this place.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer aishu lak shares, “During the Rainy season that place will be like full of mist spraying from waterfalls.”

3. Kumarakom
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajanikanth Bottu says, “Walking through the serene mangrove forest The bird sanctuary located on the banks of Vembanad lake in Kumarakom is a real scenic treasure. It is well on the main road and not a tough trek.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Varsha Godbole says, “Enjoyableboat ride in Vembanad Lake We took a one hour longboat ride in Vembanad Lake. We were informed that it is the Largest Lake in whole of South India and it certainly looks like it is. ... It will make it look more beautiful. Large houseboats, having restroom, are also available forboat ride, but it comes at a hefty cost.”

4. Jabalpur
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Aman Sinha adds, “A mightywaterfall The marble rocks at Bhedaghat rise high, up to a 30 meter of level on either side of theriver Narmada. The sunlight shines on these marble white rocks and casts shadows on the serenewaters....a little distance away, it becomes turbulent. Here it cascades into a mightywaterfall, called 'Dhuandhar'. The name literally means 'the smoke cascade'. The power of thewaterfall can be gauged by the roaring sounds of the falls, which can be heard from a far distance.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arunav Singh shares, “I used to visit this Fort on my school picnics and hence have a lot offun memories attached to it. An excellent trekking spot, this fort has perfect amount of shade of trees and sunshine to make your day.”

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5. Hogenakkal
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anand MP shares, “This about a trip that I had with my family to Hogenakkal Falls. The place is awesome however ...You will really get to enjoy the nature at its best and the best time is October to December.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rakeshkumar says, “ While travelling to this place, you get to see a part of landscape similar to the Grand Canyon in Colorado, but covered with green bushes. This place has a suspending bridge along the tail race of the falls, it's really one of the coolest waterfalls. ”

6. Cherrapunjee
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Yagnadat Reddy adds, “Sacred forests and Amazing trekking routes at Mawphlang Mawphlang is a beautiful and tranquil Khasi hamlet, a one hour drive from Shillong, Meghalaya. Known for picturesque forest cover with stone hedges sprawling across the lands of this quaint hamlet is a must visit if you are in Shillong.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rohit Goswami shares, “Calmness, Serenity, Peace, Coolness, Relaxing sound ofwater streams along with Adventure of walking down 3000 steps, steep steps, with calf muscle flickering and signalling a big NO to go further, walking through iron rope bridges, walking through live root bridges, trekking uphill make it up a unique lifetime trip. ”

7. Rajahmundry
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Dilip Sai shares, “One of Historical place in India. Rajahmundry was located on east side ofriver Godavari one of the place famous on' Maha Pushkar 'held this year and it's know for Place of worshipping with lots of Temple's and also known for various types of variety of foods and famous for Rose milk service from 60 years. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer ravi chandra shares, “A hilly way with boat ride leads to Bhadrachalam Temple The main theme of the boat ride between these hills is to reach "Bhadrachalam Temple". This ride will long for "3 days from Rajahmundry". Several "cottageboats are available" for the travellers. The ride costs starts from "2000/-" for a comfortable ride per each. And it is recommended to start from Rajahmundry with all the needy materials as it is not possible to buy anything in the middle. The attractions of this ride are "shore dinner"and "sunrise scenery of theriver". And after the ride places to see are "Ramachandra Temple", "Parnasala", the temple will be available for the travellers from morning to 12:30pm.”

8. Jog Falls
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Zenobia Tamboli adds, “If you want to enjoy the sheer beauty of India's second highest falls, then go between July and September to witness it. 4 cascades collectively called Jog (literally means Falls in Kannada), these are a sight to behold in the monsoons and immediately thereafter. Lush green environment, a very cool climate, the roar of the falls, excellent KSTDC accommodation at the Sharavathi blocks right opposite the falls, the perfect combination for a short monsoon getaway. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer kalpana patangia says, “As we were in Jog falls during the rainy season, we had to face drizzles and wait for glimpses of the falls to be seen between drifting clouds. But the scenery was excellent. Even if we did not see all the four sections of Jog falls at the same time, we could hear the roar of water falling down.”

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9. Kabini
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Dharmesh Jain says, “An awesome safari to be done and you can spot a lot of animals. Two types of safari are available.boat safari and open jeep safari.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Karandeep Kapany says, “Delight river but elusive of Tiger Well maintained and clean with very little human interference, the Kabiniriver is a delight. Numerous resorts dot this river and have a lot of water sports for enjoyment. You can enjoy Coracle rides along the river and spot many beautiful birds and animals. ”

10. Shivanasamudra
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratik Mohapatra says, “Lovely and unspoilt views of gushing streams and also the Cauvery river One of the most beautiful waterfalls in India, Shivanasamudra was created when Cauvery river split itself into two and then joining after a short distance, forming a sort of river town called Shivanasamudra.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Eshwar N shares, “Relaxing and Religious Temple We hadfun in the Cauvery river near the temples in Talakad. As it is a flowingriver pathway thewater was fresh and we hadfun like anything.”

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If you are feeling dull and need a stress buster, we suggest you take off to one of these places over the next weekend. These stunning hill stations are perfect places to relax. 

1. Ooty
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nimesh Reddy adds, “Pykara boathouse takes around 22km, that is, around 1 hour from the Ooty Bus stand or the centre of the city. The place is very beautiful. The boating is quite nice and would be for around 20 min. While boating, you will feel that you are else somewhere in abroad. It is a heavenly feeling.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mumtaz Nabiuddin adds, “This place is surrounded by many nice spots for picnic and outing. The best part is that you can stay here based on your budget, you can get accommodation based on your pocket and travelling around or sightseeing is not that heavy on pockets.”

2. Wayanad
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shalini Trivikram says, “Kanthanpara Waterfall (also Kanthenpara) is a unique picnic spot where you could spend quality time with your family or friends. There are two waterfalls surrounded by plantations and the forest. The narrow road to this cascade is through tea gardens and coffee plantations. Among other crops that enrich the fertile slopes, it is easy to notice Banana plants and Betel trees. The hills beyond the waterfall stream are covered by dense forest. So fresh and cool air is always there. Invigorating indeed!”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sai Charan adds, “I would say if you are nature lover then you have to visit Chembra Peak.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Priti Jain adds, “If you are in Wayanad then Edakkal Caves must definitely be on your list. The caves, which are found around 10 km from Sultan Bathery, are two natural rock formations believed to have been formed by a large split in a huge rock.”

3. Kodaikanal
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Amitra Kar says, “A tsunami of flowers and a riot of colours! This is one of the most popular and must visit botanical garden of Kodaikanal. Interestingly, it is named after the famous park in the US by the same name which is 906 acres privately managed public park located in the Manhattan of New York City. The Kodai Bryants Park is really huge and wide with a spread of 20.5 acres which is visited by thousands of people, every day.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Babita Reddy shares, “I visited Kodaikanal in January with my friends and family as a combined trip of all. 'Lake is at a beautiful location in Kodaikanal' and the entry ticket is nominal just only 40/-per and the ride will long for 30 min. The lake is neatly maintained and the lake is full of Lotus flowers when we visited 'at corners and in the middle of the lake'.”

4. Darjeeling
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HolidayIQ Reviewer MANISHA shares, “The three point sightseeing starts with Tiger hill followed by Ghoom Monastery and ends with Batasia Loop. The first thing which you notice at the entrance is Tea stalls and Momo stalls. Do try Momos here as they are tasty as well as low priced as compared to other places in Darjeeling where you would find Momos.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Thulaseedharan Acharya says, “A UNESCO heritage item Toy train is the fascinating attraction of Darjeeling & this service is operated by Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. ...The train starts from Darjeeling stops at Batasia loop which is 3 km away & allows passengers to enjoy the natural beauty from Batasia loop. After 10 minutes visit there the train starts and reaches ghoom railway station which is at a distance of 7 kms from Darjeeling.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srikumar Panyam shares, “A rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga Mountain range together. Dont miss the first rays of sunlight falling on the Kanchenjunga mountain range. ”

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5. Srinagar
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinay shares, “This place is must visit. Snow can be seen and experienced throughout the year. Can enjoy wonderful nature on the way.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh shares, “you can't miss Tulip Garden. Everything amazing, beautiful colours which you can appreciate and take awesome pics. ” HolidayIQ Reviewer Hemant Sant says, “Srinagar is a city surrounded by Zabarwan and Pir Panjaal mountains, in a valley where water bodies mingle and river Jhelum arising from Verinaag crosses it.”

6. Manali
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nehal Sampat shares, “Solang Valley - once we reached there the view was wonderful. There was snow everywhere. There is a ropeway which takes you to the top of the mountain where there is again lots of snow.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shafqat adds, “It's set in the mountains and the thrill to reach there should in itself motivate you. We travel on weekends and on one weekend we decided to trek to Bhrigu Lake.The most important thing to note is that you should carry enough food and should be accompanied by a guide who knows the trek.”

7. Shimla
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nishchal Thakur adds, “Jai Bajrang Bali! This is the tallest statue of the Lord Hanuman on the top of the hill, Shimla. Placed at Jakhoo it is 2 km far from the Mall road. I visited here with my college friends and it is an awesome journey to this place.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashish Garg adds, “Mall road is situated at Main Street in shimla. Vehicles are not allowed there. Mall road is full of shops that sell woollen clothes, branded clothes, handicraft items, jewellery, books etc.”

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Are you looking for a romantic heaven to remind you of why you both fell in love? Take time off your routine and escape to idyllic settings to find magic again! HolidayIQ reviewers tell you where to go. 

1. Goa
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul shares, “It was our first trip to Goa after marriage. Goa is known for its beautiful beached and is heaven for newly marriedcouples....we went to see Aguda fort, Sinqerium and and Bogmalo beaches. We had masti to its fullest and have enjoyed all the water sports at beaches.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “The most popular beaches Anjuna and Vaga are at the west of Assagao. ...northern beaches are very close and many beautiful resorts, with all modern amenities are, hosting their guests, and mostly newcouples, find a comfortable and peaceful stay. ”

2. Munnar
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Prince Naddy says, “The climate in Munnar is just too good andromantic. A good advise forcouples is to rent a Scooty to enjoy the trip to the fullest; bikes are available for around 500 INR per day. Its really a very, very beautiful place. One of the most beautiful hill stations I have visited in India. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ratnakar Reddy Vallem says, “ you can check in Kerala website and trekking also is there to reach Anamudi Peak”

3. Shimla
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Gurpreet Singh adds, “Unbelievably romantic destination We have been hearing Shimla as a place getting commercialized but believe me it's all a matter of visiting right places and of course the company you have. I reached Shimla with my fiancée. On first week of Shimla; so glad that I took toy train route (You will get freshen up by the beauty of valleys on route); it's beautiful, cosy and soromantic. When you visit ridge, Mall road and Christ Church, you will bless yourself for taking the decision to visit Shimla. Just a mere walk across ridge, a peaceful five minute time with your beloved at Church and casual visit to small shops at mall will make you realize later that you had the time of your life. So many eating places and cafes to take care of you. I would strongly recommend Shimla, if you are going to visit with your better half. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Alok Dixit adds, “Kufri is one of the best place in Shimla if you are acouple and you want to enjoy natural looks like Green Valley and Mountains.”

4. Kodaikanal
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vamsi Krishna K shares, “If you are a couple visiting this Kodaikanal, you should not miss out this place. The Lake has boating services, I would suggest to take a double paddled boat if you are couple. The highlights of this place is, it's very very calm and pleasant and more importantly the Lake is surrounded by hills and lots of greenery. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer sangram ghatge shares, “Good trekking and a view point This one actually has total 3 view points. First mountain's view then you go further down the hill there is Dolphins Nose and then Echo Point. Views are breathtaking. ”

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5. Gangtok
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Yadav adds, “After you leave the city limits, it is a beautiful journey in the valley with ice covered peaks, greenery, army base camps in unimaginably high terrains and temperature dipping very fast. First we reach Chong Po Lake, a crystal clear lake surrounded with mountains covered with ice but we leave it as our last destination is our first that is Nathula.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer manjunath adds, “Gangtok is a beautiful place, green everywhere. The people are very friendly. ...What I liked most about this trip was the travel by car on hilly roads which offers breathtaking views of the beautiful green hills and valleys.”

6. Havelock Island
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HolidayIQ Reviewer LN Meena adds, “It is the most adventurous thrilling andromantic place for an Indian honeymoon. The place is incredibly amazing and beach of Radhanagar is best. The timing for beach should be afternoon and up-to sunset. The 3 or 5 star cottage for staying is super. The sunrise at Kala Patthar beach is fantabulous.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinita Vanjani adds, “Lush green on one side, sun going off to bed made of rocky mountains, blue jelly fish, the restful quietude, a small Shiva temple in the midst of wood, the place makes its way to the top of anyone's choice. Place to enjoy with family, justcouples enjoying the bliss of the moment”

7. Bali
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Siddhartha Gupta shares, “Bali Heaven for Beach lovers as well as sea food”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan shares, “The rocks go into the sea. The waves hitting the rocks and raise like a tsunami. Nice to watch. Since it is seclusive many youngcouples were sitting on the rocks and enjoying themselves.”

8. Alappuzha (Alleppey)
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “This Lake's banks have become the nest of many special Birds. This backwater and boat's journey at least I can not forget. Really this was a milestone of my romantic Trip. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harish p shares, “Honeymoon and romantic trip This lake contains boating facility which gives pleasure to yourself. The lake contains Coconut on lands throughout my journey. There exist some islands namely Mulavukad, Vypin, Willingdon, Vallarpadam in this lake. This lake is very long as famous as the longest lake in the India.”

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9. Pondicherry
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HolidayIQ Reviewer murali says, “A place for a relaxed stroll and clusters of minor sightseeing and for not expecting a blockbuster destiny, it's a perfect destination. It might be just OK for singles if not spiritually or philosophically oriented and interested in Auroville and the Ashram. But for laid back couples it's excellent.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shriti Merchant shares, “ Perfect for people of all ages to run, walk, sit and chill or have romantic evenings with their significant other. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “ this seaside is the first choice among the local and outsider couples as the cool breezes bring pleasure, feelings and joy, because a greatromantic atmosphere, favour them. As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.”

10. McLeodganj
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Gurnani says, “the trek was beautifulcoupled with some difficult tracks, rocky surfaces, magic point chai and maggi and an exhilarating experience. For me, this trek was one of my best trips indeed.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deeptinandan says, “It has all sorts of destinations meant for peace,romance, meditation. ...The presence of fun and peace loving foreigners and monks make it more exciting and blessed. The place has numerous site seeing options viz. Dharamshala Cricket stadium, Chamunda, Chintpurni, Kangra, Jwalaji Temples. Bhagsu Temple is another attraction with a waterfall and freezing water Bath option which gives a life time experience to the travellers. Overall a great place to visit for 5 nights.”

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You've bought yourself a DSLR but work has kept you from using it? Capture India's wilderness and double it up with a relaxing getaway. HolidayIQ Travellers present a list of destinations that are best bets for wildlife photography.

1. Sasan gir
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta says, “Gir is home to Asiatic lions and numerous other animals and birds. Lions are the major attractions of the jungle. Gir is popular and well maintained place in Junagadh District of Gujarat the best time to visit Gir is during winters."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gupta says, "Antelopes, Monkeys, Panthers, Blackbuck, Jackals, foxes, A Wild Boar, Leopard and birds like Indian Pond Heron, Egret, Kingfisher, Owl etc. Altogether it was a very good close look at the royal animal in their natural habitat.”

2. Corbett
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratham Tyagi says, “Land of breathtaking, escape to one of the most beautiful forests in India on foothills of Shivalik range offer something for every Nature lover.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Partha shares, “People go there to see tigers, which will depend on your luck. Do understand you are not going there just to sight the tigers, so many species of Deer, Sambars, Monkeys, Birds, Reptiles can be found there. The view of the forest and the river itself is breathtaking.”

3. Ranthambore
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HolidayIQ Reviewer arhum jain says, “we missed to watch the Tiger but yes we heard them roar. Amazing views here, clicked many photos for good memories."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vidhi Khandelwal adds, “Anyone wanting to see the nature and its wonders up close must visit Ranthambore National Park at least (I went twice on different visits). It has a serene atmosphere with the occasional animal sounds. You need to take a safari”

4. Mudumalai (Masinagudi)
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HolidayIQ Reviewer sudhir nair adds, “The forest stay was exciting from day one, with lots of sightings of beautiful peacocks, Deer, Languors, Birds, and if lucky(like us) loath Bear, en-route to the Masinagudi LOG Hut (It can be booked through the forest dept). The Log Hut is in thejungle and at night, one can hear thejungle come awake with sounds of roars, chirping of birds and sounds of the wild boar and Elephants. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nitin Taregharkar shares, “Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary is quite popular with nature lovers. It covers the area Bandipur in karnataka, Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala state. ”

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5. Sariska
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Raj Beniwal adds, “Just took the Jeep safari at Sariska and enjoyed the wilderness of Sariska for next three hours. It's jaw dropping beautiful and full of Deers, Monkeys, Boars, Peacocks, and if luck smiles on you, you can meet the Royal Bengal Tiger”

HolidayIQ Reviewer vaibhav adds, “Relief from chaosful life and in the lap of nature Sariska is a great place for nature lovers and for adventure seekers. You can see and feel the nature, wildanimals very close to you. The valley of Aravali Hills makes it a good serene place to visit. ”

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HolidayIQ Reviewer nagraj says, “Big Cat-A wonder of the nature! Our trip from Kanha, made us enter Bandhavgarah. Bandhavgarh is smaller area compared to Kanha. Lucky to meet the Tiger here. We stayed at the accommodation offorest dept. The accommodation was twin sharing small bungalows, very well maintained and excellent natural surroundings. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mousima Chatterjee shares, “As we entered into thejungle a number of Peacocks and Deer ran across the road. We stopped and clicked some photos. After this we got chance to see Wild Boar, pugmark but no luck with Tiger. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Husain Shabbir says, “One of the best places to spot Tigers in the wild in India. The reason is mainly because of the density of Tigers in the region. Bandhavgarh has one of the highest density of Tigers in India. ”

7. Kaziranga
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Isfaqur Rahman says, “A place where you can see One Horned Rhino Kaziranga National Park is located in Golaghat District of Assam. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vikram Subramanyam adds, “The Elephant ride is highly recommended as it takes you close to theanimals and Rhinos, Deer, Wild Elephants are easily sighted, but Tigers is a rarity. ”

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1. Udaipur
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Mittal adds, “The vintage car display at the base of the museum coupled with lake pichola in the vicinity means nearly a full day is required for it.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Visitors will enjoy the colourful rural life and the rural-art, this Museum Provides a great opportunity to the visitors, it is a unique attraction and situated close to many other attractions of Udaipur. ”

2. Jaipur
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Lot of couples and family crowded and different musical sounds welcomed us. A typical Rajasthani Village formate, just can not imagine from outside the inner world, which was so special.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurav Sinha Choudhury says, “Jaipur the Pink City has many jewels for the tourists nevertheless.... A must visit palace for the romantic charm it enthuses in couples.”

3. Port Blair
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nishant Kalra adds, “Island was very well-maintained and was quite clean. We spent couple of hours relaxing and clicked photographs of the amazing view. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer kumar shares, “In future I recommend many person to see the places. I will plan one more time to visit Andaman in the next couple of years.”

4. Srinagar
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Farman Ahmed shares, “The first time I set my foot on the snowy path that led to the five-kilometre trek, the sky above reached the earth to create a dream destination for the nature lovers.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer atul sharma shares, “The beauty of heaven It was good place for newly married looking for first honeymoon and best place for second time honeymooners to reinvigorate their love energies. ”

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5. Jaisalmer
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Singh Hira adds, “For newly married couples its full of fun doing boating and have enough time to understand each other during that time since. One can feel boating at Dal Lake Kashmir same way!”

HolidayIQ Reviewer utshav adds, “Beautiful Sand Dunes one must visit. The night in desert in tents - the best experience. Food was very nice and the cultural function was also good. We went with friends group, and it is recommended for young couples too. Don't forget to do Jeep Safari and Camel Safari.”

6. Ladakh (Leh)
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran sood Sood says, “This lake got popular as a romantic spot with a Bollywood film shot recently called 3 idiots, however I also do recall Mani Ratnam's 'Dil Se' being shot here while I was living in Ladakh for two years in 1998-2000.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vandana Sharma shares, “Watch Nature's color play in the bluest waters at Pangong Pangong Tso is one of the most beautiful and romantic lakes, situated at the height of 14,270 ft. One of the best places for honeymooning couples to go.”

7. Pondicherry
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HolidayIQ Reviewer murali shares, “ It might be just OK for singles if not spiritually or philosophically oriented and interested in Auroville and the Ashram. But for laid back couples it's excellent. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “ And as this seaside is the first choice among the local and outsider couples as the cool breezes bring pleasure, feelings and joy.”

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