A wildlife safari in Africa, skiing in the Swiss Alps or partying at Tomorrowland all sound great, sure, but if you’re looking for amazing destinations that are closer home {and way cheaper} look no further than these.

Skiing In Gulmarg

Photo source: Sanjay Kodain Mountaineer via wikimedia commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Photo source: Sanjay Kodain Mountaineer via wikimedia commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

You may not get a chance to enjoy skiing in the Swiss Alps, but you can take on the challenge at Gulmarg in J&K. The snowcapped mountains topped with cable cars, snowboarding options, and even gondola rides; this destination is our own Switzerland.

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Tracking Tigers In The Sundarbans

Photo source: Dibyendu Ash via wikimedia commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Photo source: Dibyendu Ash via wikimedia commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Wildlife in Africa can wait because the Royal Bengal Tiger in all its majestic glory demands a visit. Sundarbans, a UNESCO world heritage site, is lush, dense and absolutely beautiful. Go here to spot your first tiger in the wild.

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Explore The Thar Desert On A Camel

Photo source: Michael Day via flickr [CC BY 2.0]

Photo source: Michael Day via flickr [CC BY 2.0]

Before you head to the arid Sahara, spend a night under a sky full of stars in the Thar desert. The most fun part? Exploring this vast desert on the back of a camel, of course.

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Party Outdoors In The Ziro Valley

Photo source: Radhe Tangu via wikimedia commons [Public Domain]

Photo source: Radhe Tangu via wikimedia commons [Public Domain]

You and your squad going to Tomorrowland? Turn your attention to the Ziro music festival in Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh {also a stunning world heritage site}. Hosted by the Apatani people, the festival is always held outdoors and hosts a bunch of awesome Indie artists.

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Scuba Dive At Havelock Island

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Photo source: Vikramjit Kakati via wikimedia commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

We see your Madagascar and raise you our Havelock. No, really! If your travel plans don’t include Goa, but do include beach therapy, with clear blue water and white sandy beaches, Havelock in Andaman is our pick. You can even do a scuba diving course here, and come back a certified instructor!

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