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12 Amazing Places to Visit in India Before They Vanish
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Modified 26 October 2017
Is your travel bucket list overrun with locations of mystique, legends and astounding natural beauty? While, such words would generally make you think of exotic and alien locales, we bring to you a 12 Indian tourist destinations that will take your breath away.
India is home to some amazing destinations that really are a treat to your eyes. But, there’s just one catch...
We don’t know how long they will exist in this world. Seriously.
The truth is that while the world dabbles in solutions to beat climate change, there are certain scintillating places in India that may be too damaged or overwhelmed in the probable future. So, include these alluring places in your ‘to-be explored’ list at once before they vanish.
However, ensure you visit these places with travel insurance plans that cover you for every possible unforeseen situation. With travel insurance, you can protect your trip from unforeseen circumstances. You unplanned expenses will be beard by the insurer and you can travel safe!
So without further ado, here’s are 12 of the most beautiful and relatively unexplored destinations in India:
1. Lakshadweep Coral Reef
The colourful reefs of Lakshadweep are a undeniable treat to your eyes. This place is like heaven for those who love adventure. But, the reefs are under a constant threat of losing their charm and existence as they are very prone to coral bleaching due to changes in temperature. Coral mining, blast fishing, over-population are the core reasons for its deterioration . So, head to this amazing place to bask in the aura of nature and experience underwater adventure.
The North-East of India, generally known as the Seven Sisters, has always been underrated. Hence, we know very few of these places. But, this land is full of mystery and amazing sights. For example, did you actually know that Majuli in Assam is the largest river island in the world?
Lush green, scenic beauty and wildlife will greet you once you visit this place. However, the experts predict that this wonder will vanish in near decades due to the devastation wrecked by flood waters every year. So, before it submerges, one should explore this place to experience the natural beauty of Majuli.
3. Great Indian Himalayas
While, home to most magnificent peaks and thousands of glaciers, the Himalaya is full of mystery and scenic beauty at the same time. Due to the steady rise in temperature, the glaciers have started melting at a rapid pace leading to drastic floods that change the topography of the area. So, add this location to your itinerary to experience the snow-packed mountains, while you can.
4. Wular Lake - Jammu and Kashmir
Famous for its fresh and clear water, Wular Lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia. The water sports are what beckon explorers to this place. It is also facing the brunt of environmental change resulting, unfortunately, in the lake shrinking to a striking proportion of its original size.
5. Manas National Park - Assam
Pioneering among the national parks, Manas National Park Assam, is facing the threat of disappearing due to the constant illegal wildlife-related activities, the threat of floods, Rhino poaching etc. Water buffalo, pygmy hog, Hoollongapar Gibbon, Golden Langur, Hispid Hare are few breeds that are on the edge of their extinction.
6. Balpakram Disappearing Forest - Meghalaya
Also known as the ‘land of ghosts’ or ‘land of spirits’, this forest is located in the Garo Hills in Meghalaya as the locals believe that the souls of the departed rest here. From its scenic beauty to its magnificent canyon, this place has much to offer. Under the constant threats of forest fires and animal poaching, it faces, it should be no surprise that you will need a special prior permission from wildlife authority to explore this place. Fun fact, you can find the red panda (among other amazing species) here.
7. Ghoramara Island
Situated in the famous Sundarban Delta complex of the Bay of Bengal, this is one of the last few islands in the area. Sundarban is home to world’s largest tidal mangrove forest and the Royal Bengal Tiger, along with some other species. This place, too, is fast becoming an endangered habitat due to global warming and the rise in sea level, leads to sever flood and soil erosion. The geologists predict that this delta will be submerged in the near future, while four islands are already underwater.
8. Rama Setu Pamban Island – Tamil Nadu
A monumental symbol of unity, the Rama Setu connects two nations, India and Sri Lanka. But government’s proposed Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project will damage this symbol of both religious and historical importance.
9. Great Nicobar Island – Andaman and Nicobar
Famous as the largest island of Andaman and Nicobar, this place is worth your visit due to its green rainforest and diverse wildlife. Sadly, it was the first island to sustain destruction during the 2004 tsunami or Indian Ocean earthquake. Don’t wait before another such tsunami wipes it from the face of the earth.
10. Chadar Trek Trail
The trail of the famous Chadar trek along the frozen Zanskar river should be in the bucket list of every ardent traveller. The unpredictable form of this river that changes season to season is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. However, due to changes in the landscape and road construction activities, (which connects Zanskar to Leh) resulting in landslides and other erosional elements may make it too dangerous to continue. Additionally the annual increase in average temperatures in winters of Leh, may make the expedition dangerous in the near future. Visit, before it disappears! Also, check travel insurance plans that cover you for any unplanned medical emergency.
11. Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
India’s last living fort - Jaisalmer Fort has withstood many wars and earthquakes, without crumbling for a single time over 1000 years. But, climate change and commercialisation have had a disastrous effect on this golden fort. Due to modern plumbing, water drainage has become an issue. This fort is facing a problem of water seeping out into the clay-rich soil, it was built of. This resulted in early collapse of around 87 glorious structures out of 469, which is a huge damage and a sad plight for such a symbol of a great dynasty and history.
12. Hemis National Park
This place is home to the most elusive animal in the world- the Snow Leopard. If you fancy having a glance of one, then head to Hemis National Park, which is located, north of the Himalayas. However, this region has been adversely affected by man-made disasters and climate change. Plan your trip while the place is still unblemished.
Wrapping it Up!
These exotic places will give you nothing but overwhelming experiences and memories that you can keep for a lifetime. It is not that these are unfamiliar but, have already attracted travellers from every corner of the globe. If your next destination includes some of them, just make sure, you travel with an adequate travel insurance plan; the reason is the risk factor-because nobody wants to compromise on safety while travelling and we’re sure neither do you. Likewise, if your next travel destination is a foreign land, don’t ignore buying an overseas travel insurance plan beforehand and play safe!
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