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11 International Landscape Replicas In India You Must Visit Before Venturing Abroad

Polka Café logo Polka Café 13-09-2017 Sowdamini Pogaru

Often, people in India brag about how they have travelled the entire world and seen amazing nature landscapes like never before. A lot of times, however, they forget that they are surrounded by the very same rustic beautiful landscapes in their own homeland! Did you know that many exotic international locales are pretty much a replica of certain destinations in India itself?

Here are ten breathtakingly beautiful places in India that resemble ‘popular’ foreign destinations.

1. Alleppey and Venice

Before heading off to that clichéd Venice trip for the exquisite boat rides, make sure you have checked out Alleppey’s beautiful houseboat and refreshing backwater experience. It sure is not called ‘Venice of the East’ for no reason!: Alleppey and Venice © TumblrLife Alleppey and Venice

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Before heading off to that clichéd Venice trip for the exquisite boat rides, make sure you have checked out Alleppey’s beautiful houseboat and refreshing backwater experience. It sure is not called ‘Venice of the East’ for no reason!

2. Rann of Kutch and Salt Lands of Utah

Always wanted to explore the white salts of Utah? Why go so far, when you get the same landscape here at the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat?: Rann of Kutch and Salt Lands of Utah © Ratnam Holidays,Nhmu Rann of Kutch and Salt Lands of Utah

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Always wanted to explore the white salts of Utah? Why go so far, when you get the same landscape here at the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat?

3. Gandikota Fort and Grand Canyon

There is an equivalent to the magnificent Grand Canyon of the United States, right here in India. Welcome to the Gandikota Fort in Kadappa, Andhra Pradesh. Check it off your bucket list and tell your neighbours you have been to the Indian Grand Canyon!: Gandikota Fort and Grand Canyon © Youtube Gandikota Fort and Grand Canyon

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There is an equivalent to the magnificent Grand Canyon of the United States, right here in India. Welcome to the Gandikota Fort in Kadappa, Andhra Pradesh. Check it off your bucket list and tell your neighbours you have been to the Indian Grand Canyon!

4. Himachal and Switzerland

Enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountains amidst the greenest of lands, within your budget, in Himachal Pradesh. This is something you must check out before you go jetsetting on that oh-so-expensive trip to Switzerland to see (pretty much) the same landscapes.: Himachal and Switzerland © Graduate Land Himachal and Switzerland

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Enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountains amidst the greenest of lands, within your budget, in Himachal Pradesh. This is something you must check out before you go jetsetting on that oh-so-expensive trip to Switzerland to see (pretty much) the same landscapes.

5. Uttarakhand and Antelope Valley

Capture the essence of the oh-so-beautiful flower valleys of Uttarakhand before you feast your eyes on their foreign mirror image, the famous Antelope Valley in USA.: Uttarakhand and Antelope Valley © Mouth Shut,When On Earth Uttarakhand and Antelope Valley

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Capture the essence of the oh-so-beautiful flower valleys of Uttarakhand before you feast your eyes on their foreign mirror image, the famous Antelope Valley in USA.

6. Munnar and Cameron

Drink your heart out in the tea plantations of Munnar in Kerala, prior to that visit to Cameron Farms, Malaysia, that you always thought off. We assure you, you will feel it is the very same place!: Munnar and Cameron © Holiday Travel,Go Mad Nomad Munnar and Cameron

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Drink your heart out in the tea plantations of Munnar in Kerala, prior to that visit to Cameron Farms, Malaysia, that you always thought off. We assure you, you will feel it is the very same place!

7. Pondicherry and Vietnam

Go rent a cycle and a sunset-view room in Pondicherry, the French Capital of India! On your return, you can tell your friends you visited the twin of the French Colony in Vietnam. You need to check these places out yourself to believe the similarities!: Pondicherry and Vietnam © Shunya Pondicherry and Vietnam

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Go rent a cycle and a sunset-view room in Pondicherry, the French Capital of India! On your return, you can tell your friends you visited the twin of the French Colony in Vietnam. You need to check these places out yourself to believe the similarities!

8. Athirapally Falls and Niagara Falls

The Athirapally waterfalls in Kerala is not known as the ‘Indian Niagara' for nothing! Drench yourselves in the Athirapally falls before you head over with your family to the infamous Niagara (the real one) falls in Buffalo, USA.: Athirapally Falls and Niagara Falls © Kerala Tourism Athirapally Falls and Niagara Falls

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The Athirapally waterfalls in Kerala is not known as the ‘Indian Niagara' for nothing! Drench yourselves in the Athirapally falls before you head over with your family to the infamous Niagara (the real one) falls in Buffalo, USA.

9. Thar Desert and Sahara Desert

Let your feet sink into the sands of the Thar desert in our very own Rajasthan, before surfing the sands of the famous Sahara desert in Morocco. You will find them to be mirror images of each other!: Thar Desert and Sahara Desert © White Sky Hospitality,Sci-News Thar Desert and Sahara Desert

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Let your feet sink into the sands of the Thar desert in our very own Rajasthan, before surfing the sands of the famous Sahara desert in Morocco. You will find them to be mirror images of each other!

10. Nainital and Lake District

Immerse yourself in the beauty of hilltops and valleys in Nainital, Uttarakhand, the Indian replica of the always-seen-in-Hollywood-movies Lake District in England.: Nainital and Lake District © Alka,Wikipedia Nainital and Lake District

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of hilltops and valleys in Nainital, Uttarakhand, the Indian replica of the always-seen-in-Hollywood-movies Lake District in England.

11. Andaman and Nicobar Island and the Maldives, Madagascar

Want to take a break from your hectic schedule and beat the blues away at a beach? Search up the best beach spot for a vacation - Maldives? Madagascar? Impressed by the pictures of these places? Now, why would you want to go so far when you have the very same thing in India? What are we talking about? The exquisite Andaman and Nicobar islands of course!: Andaman and Nicobar Island and the Maldives, Madagascar © OmniPundit,Simply Travel Andaman and Nicobar Island and the Maldives, Madagascar

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Want to take a break from your hectic schedule and beat the blues away at a beach? Search up the best beach spot for a vacation - Maldives? Madagascar? Impressed by the pictures of these places? Now, why would you want to go so far when you have the very same thing in India? What are we talking about? The exquisite Andaman and Nicobar islands of course!

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