Are you fed up of going to mainstream places, breaking your bank account and crying about it later? If so, worry not, we’ve handpicked a few beautiful hidden gems all across India to make your travel destinations this year pocket-friendly so you can enjoy your vacay to the fullest.

1. Laitlum, Shillong

Nestled deep in the Khasi hills of Shillong, the Laitlum canyons are a hidden treasure in the evergreen state of Meghalaya—It is evidently a dream travel destination for trekkers and those looking for some peace and quiet away from their bustling city lives. Laitlum literally means ‘the end of hills’ and it is true to its name as once you’re at the top, all you can see is captivating greenery and lush white clouds.

2. Balasinor, Gujarat

Dinosaurs in India? You read that right. Balasinor is home to India’s very own Jurassic Park. Archaeological surveys led to the discovery of various dinosaur eggs, fossils, and bones. Unlike museums where all you can do is look, the fossil park allows you to actually touch dinosaur eggs and fossils. Additionally, Princess Aaliya Sultana Babi of Balasinor, adoringly also called as the ‘dinosaur princess’ frequently conducts guided tours of the fossil park.

3. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

As a world heritage site and one of the oldest towns in Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is comparatively more popular than the above destinations. The Ziro festival of music is an outdoor festival that combines the two worlds of music and nature, giving the traveler a truly enchanting experience. For those who love to explore, the Meghna cave temple, Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, Tarin fish farm are must-visits.

4. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of flowers is a national park situated in Uttarakhand. Truly one of the prettiest places in India, this place has the potential to drive a photographer lover wild with its countless Instagram-able views. For a traveler seeking solitude in a place that looks like it’s straight from a painting, tours start from ₹7890 per adult.

5. Varkala, Kerala

Varkala beaches are excellent, pristine and pocket-friendly. Besides its pristine beaches, Varkala is also home to scrumptious seafood, a yoga festival, Sivagiri, Nature Care Centre and fishing hamlets.
Which of these travel destinations are you planning to visit? Do let us know in the comments below.
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