Vocal of Local – Visit these Domestic Alternatives of International Destinations

PM Modi’s urge to be vocal for local has hit all of us hard and everyone is doing their best in this regard. If you wish to play your part as a traveller, then there is no dearth of options for you. Rather than planning an international trip after the outbreak is over, why not travel to places in our Incredible India and help people who depend on tourism? Moreover, you can do that without depriving yourself of an international experience as there are many destinations in India that resemble international places. Take a look at these:

Domestic Alternatives for International Destinations

Gulmarg – Swiss Alps

Gulmarg and swiss alps

A perfect winter getaway for adventurous souls, Gulmarg is quite identical to the magical Swiss Alps with its powdery-white snow, soaring hills and snow activities. The small town in Jammu and Kashmir turns into a heaven for skiers and snowboarders during the winter season when a thick sheet of snow blankets its landscape.

Best time to visit: December to February

Nearest airport: Srinagar Airport (56 km)

Valley of Flowers – Antelope Valley

Valley of flowers

As the monsoon rains hit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, the place begins to appear quite much like the famed Antelope Valley in California, USA. In case you wonder what thousands of flowers of vivid colours swaying to and fro in cool mountain breeze look like, then you ought to plan a trip to the Valley of Flowers soon. It is unlike any other place in the country and the vistas you will capture during your holiday will remain etched in your memory forever.

Best time to visit: June to October

Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport (284 km)

Kumbhalgarh Fort — Great Wall of China


The renowned Great Wall of China needs no introduction to anyone. The architectural masterpiece has stood the test of time to stand as one of the seven greatest wonders of the modern world. But did you know that India has its own Great Wall? The walls of the citadel are considered the second-longest in the world after the Great Wall of China. But that’s not all! The fortress is also touted as the second-largest in the country after Chittor Fort.

Best time to visit: October to March

Nearest airport: Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur (102 km)

Andaman and Nicobar — Mauritius


Mauritius is a name that finds a place on the bucket list of many, and it is no surprise as to why. The sun-kissed sands, turquoise waters, beach resorts and swaying palms of the island nation draws holidaymakers from all over the world. Although not popular as much amongst the globetrotting peeps, Andaman and Nicobar and give Mauritius a run for its money any day. The archipelago is home to some of the most beautiful shores in the world in Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach. So, if it’s a beach vacation that you seek, Andaman and Nicobar is a great pick.

Best time to visit: October to May

Nearest airport: Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair

Alleppey – Venice


Venice is another international bucket-list-worthy destination. The serene canals of the Italian city have always had the adulation of tourists. However, Alleppey, with its gorgeous canals and gondolas is not far behind. This backwater resort town in God’s Own Country – Kerala – is a great way to break the monotony of life. Rent a houseboat to spend a few days admiring nature from up-close in the company of your loved ones. Much like Venice, Alleppey is also a great destination for a romantic getaway.

Best time to visit: November to February

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport (83 km)

Khajjiar – Switzerland

Khajjar and Switzerland

PM Modi’s campaign for vocal about local can also take you to Khajjiar, which is aptly called the ‘Mini Switzerland of India.’ While Gulmarg is similar to the mighty Swiss Alps, Khajjiar reminds one of the rolling grasslands and sprawling greenery of summertime Switzerland landscape. If it is peace in the lap of nature that you seek, then pack your bags, grab a hotel offer, and start preparing for a Khajjiar vacation.

Best time to visit: March to May, and October to November

Nearest airport: Kangra Airport (117 km)

Athirappilly Falls – Niagara Falls

Before planning out your trip to Niagara Falls, save money and watch out for the majestic Athirappilly Falls. It is situated in Kerala and soars to a height of about 330 feet. This is said to be among the most amazing landform in the country, which is surrounded by lush forests. Another highlight of this waterfall is the abundant wildlife found in the surrounding area. Best time to visit: November to January

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport (40 km)

Lakshadweep – Thailand

For adventure lovers, Lakshadweep is a beautiful Tropical Island. Why book your flights to Thailand when you can experience scuba diving at this diving paradise. The primary attraction of this tropical island is its rich underwater marine life and unspoiled coral reefs.

Best time to visit: October to mid-May

Nearest Airport: Agatti Airport

Goa – Pattaya


Although the similarity between Goa and Pattaya may not come to light at first glance, but it becomes apparent once you delve into it. The coastal city of Pattaya which is frequented for its lively beaches, watersports, luxurious resorts and effervescent nightlife, is not that different from India’s ultimate party destination. In addition to that, the centuries-old

churches of Goa are a perfect alternative to the

renowned Buddhist shrines of Pattaya. So, be vocal for right local, postpone you Pattaya plans and get on a cheap flight to Goa once everything is back to normal. 

Best time to visit: November to February

Nearest airport: Goa International Airport

Thar Desert – Arabian Desert


You are not alone if you have been dreaming about dune bashing on the golden sand dunes in the Arabian Desert near Dubai. However, have you admired the beauty of the Thar Desert yet? In case not, then Jaisalmer is a perfect place for you to behold the untouched natural charm of this feature of India. You can also enjoy numerous activities like camel rides and more for a quintessential desert experience. And, do not forget about the warm Rajasthani hospitality and their delectable dishes.

Best time to visit: November to February

Nearest airport: Jaisalmer Airport

Although there is nothing wrong with planning an international trip, in case you want to be vocal for local, we have presented these Indian destinations where you can partake in an international experience. Plan a trip to any of these and remember to book your cheap flight tickets and hotel rooms with HappyEasyGo for the lowest flight.