Staying at home during lockdown led to people feeling caged for months on end, hence many travelled to vacation destinations within the country once Covid-19 restrictions eased. Right from camping in the deserts of Jaisalmer to skiing in Gulmarg or even relaxing in a bikini on a Goan beach with heavenly seafood; our country truly has something for every kind of traveler. Take a look at some of the domestic travel destinations that were most frequented by people in 2021.
- Desert Glamping in Jaisalmer
While Jaipur and Udaipur are frequently visited by tourists, many chose to head to Jaisalmer this year. Perhaps fewer crowds ensured that people could easily adhere to Covid-19 norms. Nonetheless, the highlight of the ‘Golden City’ in Rajasthan are yellow sandstone structures and stunning temples. Notable places of interest include Jaisalmer Fort, Kothari’s Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and the glorious Tanot Mata Temple. Glamping in a luxurious tent in the desert is also an inimitable experience offered by this city.
When in Jaisalmer, Laal mans is a dish that you must try if you happen to love meat. Its cooking style is authentic to Rajasthan as the mutton gravy is laced with spices and red Mathania chillies.
- Backpacking in Kasol
Those who felt unusually suffocated by the high levels of air pollution in cities chose to go hiking in Kasol. A captivating destination framed by Parvati valley in Himachal, Kasol is popular among students and youths who don’t mind a long trek that ends with striking views of the mountains. If it is a trek you seek then go backpacking to Kasol and choose to live in a riverside camp that lets you wake up to the sound of a gurgling brook. The toothsome food and chilly mountain air will enchant you.
- Skiing in Gulmarg
Those who adored a snowy winter wonderland headed to Gulmarg that lies merely 49 km away from bustling Srinagar. This hill station was also visited by celebrities on their honeymoon including Aditya Narayan and his wife Shweta Agarwal. Many took a gondola ride or had a lovely time at Alpather Lake, while others picked fresh strawberries from the fields. If you love to ski amid mountain views, then this hill station is for you.
- Beach paradise in Goa
While our country is blessed with many beaches, none can rival the magic of Goa when it comes to the nightlife and adventure sports on offer. Popular tourist attractions in this place are Parra Road and Anjuna beach for some stunning sights and great photography, Baga Beach for gorgeous clubs where you can dance the night away and Palolem beach for a spot of solace with your beau. Do stopover at the local beach shacks for cold beer and mouth-watering seafood from golden fried prawn to crab and lobster.
Did you head to any of these alluring destinations in 2021? Tell us!
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