– Meenal Bhargava / ChaT
- Mawlynnong (Meghalaya) – Mawlynnong is Asia’s cleanest village. The villagers stick to a proper disciplined routine and believe in cleanliness. All the visitors are expected to adopt eco-friendly habits during their stay there. You can witness some breathtaking views of the forest that stands 80 feet above the ground. You can reach Mawlynnong by road, 90 km from Shillong.
- Lambasingi (Andhra Pradesh) – This place is the only place in South India to experience snowfall and the government agencies expect this place to be one of the biggest tourism spots in the years to come. This place is known for the export quality coffee and pepper grown here.
- Kalap (Uttarakhand) – Kalap is one of the most remote places in India, and is located in the upper Garhwal Himalayas. The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking as there are grasslands all around. To reach there, a four hour trek from Netwar, a small town that is few km away from Dehradun is required.
- Majuli (Assam) – Majuli is an island on the Brahmaputra River and covers a total area of 1250 sq km. Majuli is known for varieties of rice grown here, specially the komal saul that is cooked in warm water in just 15 minutes, and another – bao dhan that is eaten as breakfast cereal. Textiles using Muga Silk are also produced here.
- Panamik (Kashmir) – This village is situated close to the very famous Siachen Glacier and is renowned for its hot springs, specially the Panamik hot water spring that is situated at an elevation of 10442 ft above sea level! The spring water here contains high amount of sulphur that is much believed to be the best cure for rheumatism and other ailments. Panamik is also the base for trek to Ensa Gompa. The 250-year-old Ensa Gompa is popular for Buddhist murals and scriptures. Gompa overlooks snowcapped mountains and the Nubra Valley.
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