Where to go in the Holidays? Travel Guide

It’s a not so difficult an answer. People will generally have a fixed itinerary for the coming years regarding where they wish to go during the summer and winter months. It makes much sense for people to go to winter or colder places in the summer and vice versa. This is certainly true. So which are the places you should go to? India as a country has a very inviting nature for a slew of places. Unlike other countries you don’t need to move to another country to feel the chills of winter or feel the golden sand beaches in the summer.



During the summer, it’s always advisable to head towards beach areas or hill stations. Regions towards the north especially Delhi and Rajasthan have a close proximity towards Jammu and Kashmir. The east – regions like West Bengal have closer proximity towards the North-East. The South and West regions have closer proximity towards Goa, Kerala and many hill stations. Goa provides an added benefit during all the seasons. People generally do not travel to Goa in the monsoon but it’s recommended to go in the off-season due to prices going down to off-peak rates.

 Hill stations offers another fascinating and interesting option if you haven’t yet considered it. The benefit one gets with a Hill Station visit is the cool atmosphere and the presence of hills in the vicinity. It provides an adventurous climb for trekking and nature enthusiasts. Besides trekking and rock climbing there are many things what one can do.

Some people prefer to go on an adventure trip. This is a must for nature enthusiasts and I don’t mean hill stations but the places to pick are nature reserves. Gujarat has Gir National Park; Mumbai has the Borivali National Park. But honestly let’s not take nature parks into consideration but rather Nature Reserves. It’s better to see animals and plant life in the open surroundings and natural habitats rather than seeing them caged. Bandipur Nature Reserve down south offers another spectacular experience for seeing a large number of animals. The safari is highly recommended.

Kerala offers another unique opportunity to experience the back waters in house boats. It’s a great destination for both family and honeymooners. There’s a lot to learn about the places in the country which speaks volumes in terms of wonders and experiences one will be able to carry for life. India offers unique opportunity to explore places one would always long to see.
One cannot compare India’s natural wonders with countries like Australia and New Zealand. But India does offer an accessible and feasible option to visit Natural Wonders prevalent throughout the country. One lifetime may not suffice to see all the places in India but that is all one may need to explore the country and key destinations. With destinations comes the food which one can have and some foods aren’t available throughout the country. Some get popular others are worth eating and trying at that particular destination itself. I’ve highlighted this in previous articles on its importance because travel is all about experiences.  

One cannot compare India’s natural wonders with countries like Australia and New Zealand. But India does offer an accessible and feasible option to visit Natural Wonders prevalent throughout the country. One lifetime may not suffice to see all the places in India but that is all one may need to explore the country and key destinations. With destinations comes the food which one can have and some foods aren’t available throughout the country. Some get popular others are worth eating and trying at that particular destination itself. I’ve highlighted this in previous articles on its importance because travel is all about experiences. 

Kaziranga National Park

A visit to a nature reserve is very much different to visiting other places typical on our travel itinerary. A national park or a nature reserve is mostly a one stop place where you get to explore nature at its close proximity. The entire area teems with wildlife, natural surroundings and many bird calls. Kaziranga National Park located in the North Eastern state of Assam is a natural wonder.  This national park as a travel destination is suitable for people of all ages. It’s also perfect destination for couples on honeymoon vacations.

A major tourist attraction especially if you’re a nature buff. This Northern Eastern national park has also been declared as a World Heritage site in by UNSECO.  The park provides a great diversification of wildlife, flora and fauna. Kaziranga National Park is particularly known for its one horned rhinoceros and this park houses the most number of animals of this particular species. The Indian Rhinos are comparable to their African counterparts in size and forms the largest in this species. Mostly herbivore in nature, their natural habitat is around grasslands and around rivers. Rhinos do not have any kind of predators except for the tigers but can offer a formidable confrontation against tigers due to their size.

Sometime during the last decade – the park was also declared as a tiger reserve. The royal Bengal tigers are very majestic in appearance and are best viewed from elephant safaris. The park houses few large animals besides rhinos. They also have tigers, elephants and hoolock gibbons.
North east, nature tour, kaziranga
Hoolock Gibbons

Kaziranga National Park also boasts of a vibrant Bird sanctuary. The park is a habitat to several species of birds. Many Bird watchers flock to this place to see these unique bird species that are native to this region and also some migratory species. Travellers wanting to catch a glimpse of these birds can view them in a specially constructed tower. This park has several species of birds like imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, and white-tailed fishing eagle.

A visit to this park has to be carefully planned since it’s not open throughout the year. One can visit after October and well into April – this is the preferred time for travelling.

A Wildlife tour does not provide too many options as some kind of adjustments and compromises has to be made. Kaziranga does not have any well-known restaurants –food will not be a problem. The local food is very distinct from the rest of the country, rice forms the basic ingredient and the cuisine is mostly non-spicy.

Other place of interest is the massive tea gardens first farmed by the Colonial British. It happens to be a major attraction and tourists often flock to the tea gardens to catch of glimpse of the famous Assam tea.    
Kaziranga forms the best getaway destination if one is hungry for some wildlife adventure. Families and couples will have some good memories to bring on their return making sure it will be trip that they’ll never forget.