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Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Some places just aren’t content meeting Indian standards. This quaint village, around 90km from Shillong, holds the distinction of being the cleanest village in Asia! Among its numerous titles is ‘God’s own garden’. The dustbins here are made of bamboo, and all the waste in it gets recycled as manure. A highlight of this gorgeous village is the Sky View, an 85-feet viewing tower made of…bamboo again! The village is apt for trekking, and the local Khasi people are warm and welcoming; so if you love homestays, put down Mawlynnong in your travel bucket list. Don’t miss the living roof bridges that actually grow from the roots of ancient rubber trees. Take that, modern engineering.

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Matheran, Maharashtra

This lovely little getaway is one place where you will always find ample parking…for your horse! With a strict no-car policy, there’s little wonder that Matheran boasts of clean air. If you’re a nature lover, make sure you head to Panorama Point that – true to its name – provides a 360-degree view of the hill station. It is a perfect respite during this time of the year since its elevation (2,625 feet) ensures that it never gets too hot or humid. There are plenty of hotels and homestays to choose from, but book in advance since it’s a popular destination owing to the connectivity from many metro cities.

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Darjeeling, A Tourist Paradise

About Darjeeling Tourism Darjeeling is a popular hill station in the state of West Bengal. At an average elevation of 2050 meters, it is located in the Lesser Himalayan range and provides beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas, especially Kanchenjunga – the world’s third highest mountain peak. Known for its scenic beauty, snow-clad Himalayas, and tea gardens, Darjeeling is frequented by tourists from all over the country as well as from around the world. Especially during the summers, the place is a preferred destination due to its pleasant weather. History of Darjeeling The history of modern Darjeeling dates back to the 19th century. Till then, the town was under the reign of the kings of the kingdom of Sikkim. During the British Raj, Darjeeling was a favoured destination due to its cool and temperate climate. It soon became popular among the British, who later, established schools and built buildings in the region. It became the summer capital of the Bengal Presidency in 1864. Tea was introduced in Darjeeling in 1856 and due to this, many British people settled here. People & Culture of Darjeeling Darjeeling tea, which is known all over the world for its unique flavour, is one of … Continue reading Darjeeling, A Tourist Paradise

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Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

In Japan at Ibaraki Prefecture, Hitachi Seaside Park is an outstanding flower park and a popular tourist destination. It covers an area of 3.5 hectares and boasts of amazing flowers blossoming over there. You can enjoy a hill commanding vista of the Pacific Ocean. The park is mostly popular for blue nemophilas, flowers with transparent blue petals. It also features about a million daffodils blooming amidst the pine trees, 170 species of tulips and several other flowers. Adorned with woods, gardens and a small amusement area, Hitachi Seaside Park is a must-see attraction for the Japan.