When traveling to Odisha, the first thing that comes to your mind is its famous temples or sea beaches. But Odisha has many more things to offer. Many don’t know that Odisha has a hill station of its own which is fondly known as the ‘Kashmir of Odisha’.
Yes, I am talking about Daringbadi, a hill station situated at an altitude of 3000 feet, in the Kandhamal district of Odisha. Daringbadi is a quaint place covered with pine forests and prolific green valleys that are covered with clouds during monsoons. It is the only knowing place in Odisha where the temperature drops to zero degrees and sometimes receives snowfall in extreme winter.
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I have been craving a weekend getaway for a while now and when talks of a trip to Masinagudi was brewing, I knew that I had to go.
Deriving its name from the famous Masani Ammam temple located in the hilly terrains of the city, Masinagudi is a small hill station in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu and one of the five regions in Mudumalai National Park. Due to its proximity to Ooty (roughly 30 km), Masinagudi is widely visited by tourists of all kinds.
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While coming back from Kodaikanal, we took a detour towards Valparai, a tiny hill station in the Coimbatore district to Tamil Nadu. It is often dubbed as the ‘Seventh Heaven’ of those who desire to visit hill stations like Ooty, Kodaikanal, andCoorg but are dismayed by the upsurge of the footfall of tourists in those places.
The road from Kodaikanal to Valparai is very scenic with 40 hairpin bends on the way up to Valparai from Aliyar. You can see the forest giving way to plantations as you reach the town.
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Last summer I went to Kodaikanal with my college friends just to get away from my mundane life. Back then my parents were looking for a suitable groom for me and I was a little frustrated with the search. Kodaikanal was a welcome break for me.
Located in the hills of Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is often referred to as the “Princess of Hill Stations” and for good reasons. The word “Kodaikanal” loosely means “The Gift of the Forest” which it undoubtedly is. Kodaikanal every year attracts a lot of tourists, who are looking for an escape from their mundane lives.
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Sometimes, we want to visit an offbeat place to spend some quality time with our partners where nobody but the sweets voices of birds will wake you up or where you can have uninterrupted walks on the cool sandy beaches under the moonlight. It’s high time that we start exploring the emerging offbeat places in India. They offer the much-deserved peace, serenity, and tranquility amidst the playful waves or the dreamlike mountains topped with snow.
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My parents were in town so, we decided Coonoor to be the next destination for our family trip. Coonoor is one of the most famous hill stations of the Nilgiri hills, because it offers breathtaking views of the lush green hills and is located at a distance of 19 km away from Ooty. I have already been to Ooty before, so we decided to keep this trip strictly to Coonoor. more “Coonoor – Serenity at its best!”
Coorg is often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ and for pretty good reasons. Set amidst the beauty and calmness of hills, vegetation, and deep valleys, Coorg is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hill station attracts travelers from different parts of the country and even from abroad. more “Coorg – Scotland of India”