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Places for a Green Vacation!

Want to have a green vacation this summer? Well, you can take your pick from the list of these eco-tourism destinations

Want to have a green vacation this summer? Well, you can take your pick from the list of these eco-tourism destinations and get ready for a wonderful holiday experience amidst alluring natural beauty and soothing greenery.

Maywalong, Meghalaya

Touted as the “Cleanest Village in India”, Maywalong has situated around 90 km from Shillong and is a place worth exploring at least once in your life. The village offers interesting trekking trails, picture perfect natural beauty and a lovely experience. A must-visit destination for nature lovers, Maywalong offers that much-needed respite, away from the maddening city life.

Mirik, West Bengal

One of the hidden gems of West Bengal, Mirik is all about lush green plantations, scenic natural beauty, and tranquility. Wrapped by the majestic Kanchenjunga range, the picturesque and quiet hill resort is the perfect escape for those who want to enjoy the beauty of nature without too many people around them. Some of the famous attractions of this pretty hill town are Mirik Lake, Makaibari Tea Estate Factory, tea plantations and a host of serene monasteries for that complete experience. As for connectivity, Mirik is well-connected via road and railways to places like Siliguri and Darjeeling and the nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri. In case you are planning to take a train journey to this place, it would be better to check IRCTC train seat availability with fare and timings prior to your trip to avoid any last minute hassle.

Coorg, Karnataka

Referred to as the “Scotland of the East”, Coorg is a visual treat with its misty mountains, lush coffee plantations and green patches all across the hill resort. If you are the types who love eco-friendly travel, then Coorg is definitely the place for you. A trip to this picturesque hill station is said to be incomplete without visiting places like Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Iruppu Waterfall, Tal Cauvery and Golden Temple among others. Talking about the connectivity, the nearest airport to Coorg is Mangalore International Airport (160 km) and the nearest railhead is Mysore which is about 120 km. If you are planning to take a train journey to Mysore, we suggest you check train berth availability and other details prior to your journey.

Thenmala, Kerala

Thenmala boasts of being the first planned eco-tourism destination in the country and attracts loads of visitors all across the year. The hill station is an ideal choice for those who love to spend some time in nature’s lap, away from the chaos of city life. It is managed by Thenmala Ecotourism Promotional Society and offers a fine blend of fun, leisure, and adventure for its guests. Some of the not to miss attractions of this pretty hill resort are Thenmala Dam, Deer Park, Elevated Walkway and Leisure Zone among others. As for connectivity, Thenmala is well-connected from major cities in India. If you are planning to take a train journey, it would be a good idea to check with Indian Railways Enquiry for seat availability and other relevant information.

Plan a vacation at these places and come back with memorable memories!

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