Hans Christian Anderson had said that to move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live! If you are looking to catch a break from the cacophony produced by the city traffic and are into travelling and long walks are what you fancy then, do checkout the following destinations for you are going to totally love these places with all the serenity. You don’t need magic to disappear all you need is a destination!

1. Valley of Flowers

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This wide stretch of land is carpeted with millions of flowers in bright, vivid, cheerful colors which bloom during the warmer seasons sitting in the backdrop of huge canvas of sky painted with beautiful hues make it a sight to behold! Trekking on this paradise is an absolute treat for the eyes. It is located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.

2. Shillong

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It is the capital of Meghalaya situated in the north east India. You will love to take a walk down the winding roads of this breathtakingly beautiful hill station. There are parks, lakes, churches and many glittering cascading waterfalls making this place one of the most beautiful places to visit in India.

3. Dzukou Valley

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It borders Manipur and Nagaland. Bounded by mighty mountains, covered in exquisite exotic flowers throughout the year and adorned by glittering streams of brooks flowing like ribbons makes it an overwhelmingly beautiful place to visit. There are specially designed treks but a simple walk is eqully exhilarating an experience!

4. Matheran

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Situated in Maharashtra, it’s the only hill station which is free of automobiles! So go back in time and enjoy life in its simplest and purest forms. It has toy trains and is set in the backdrop of panoramic views making a visit to this place a very different and memorable one!

5. Goa

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Now who does not love beaches? Goa is a home to a number of popular beaches in India. Taking a walk down a beach with occasional dips in the ocean especially during sunrise and sunset when the sun sinking in the sky sets the entire sea aglow like a millions of glistening jewels is the most calming experience you will ever have. The soothing sound of the waves lapping at the shore adds to the serenity. Apart from the beaches you can also visit the various beautiful shops dotting the town of Goa.

6. Pondicherry

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What sets Pondicherry apart from other beaches is the fact that it was formerly a French colony and though it has developed over a period of time it still retains some of the charm of French colony in certain pockets. A splash of vibrant colors here and there and the many cute cafes found here make it a totally delightful visit!

7. Mandarmani

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Situated in West Bengal, Mandarmani is easily accessible as it has motor accessible road giving it an edge over others. But that is not all there’s to this place. It is seaside resort village giving it a little secluded and a quiet quality.