We have plenty of ideas – 43 to be precise to both, wrap up 2016 and welcome 2017 in style. These ideas will have you covered for Republic Day, Mahashivratri, Holi, Ram Navami, Eid, Janmashtami, Independence Day, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dusshera, Diwali, Christmas weekends and more. This list is also an ode to the 43 choicest Treebo locations as of 2016. Enjoy!
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While Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the most famous of them all, Agra is littered with even more brilliant pieces of architecture like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Today’s Agra, however, is a mixed bag of narrow lanes, bustling local markets, traditional shops strive to compete with the swanky malls, five-star resorts, and luxury hotels. Bask in the city of eternal romance Agra and rekindle passion while enjoying a comfortable, secure stay in a Treebo.
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Located on the banks of Sabarmati river, Ahmedabad is also the birth-place of Non-violence movement and home to Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. Art galleries, museums, and historical structures aplenty, it also has other attractions like the Sidi Sayed Mosque, Bhadra Fort, the famous Pol heritage houses some of which are 600 years old, Dada Hari Ni Vav Stepwell, Juma Masjid, Jhulta Minara are some of the prime attractions. Kids will love the Kamla Nehru Zoo and the several museums like the vintage car museum, Science City, Zipline Tour, Vikram Sarabhai Science Museum.
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One of the most important sites of Islamic history and heritage in India, Ajmer city is Rajasthan’s ode to the rich culture. It houses one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centres – Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. Other attractions worth visiting are Ana Sagar Lake, Jain temple, Ajmer Government Museum, Lake Foy Sagar, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Dargah Of Miran Syed Husain, Akbari Fort & Museum, Maqbara Shaikh Husain, Soniji Ki Nasiyan and Nareli Jain Temple.
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The land of Golden Temple and home to the holy shrine of Sikhs, that’s Amritsar’s description in a line. The Jallianwala Bagh, only five minutes away from the Golden Temple is the site of 1919 Amritsar massacre. The Mata temple, Durgiana temple, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Ram Tirth are the other places to visit in Amritsar. Ram Tirth is the birthplace of Ram-Sita’s sons Luv-Kush and has Saint Valmiki’s Ashram also.
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A city that dates back to 2nd century BC, Aurangabad has seen the rise and fall from several rulers, been home to many cultures and communities, hence it is a wonderful base to explore some of the best world heritage sites in India. Biwi ka Muqbara, build in the style of Taj Mahal in honor of Aurangzeb’s wife, while his own mortal remains lie nearby in a modest tomb. The world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora are undoubtedly the best attractions to explore from Aurangabad.
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Garden City, Pub Capital and Silicon Valley of India Bangalore has many avatars and plays every role with style. Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Lalbagh, Bannerghatta Zoo are some of main attractions that draw visitors. However, it is the adventure activities in and around Bangalore and the vibrant nightlife that allures most. Hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, kayaking, camping – there is no dearth of activities near this city.
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One of India’s greenest cities in India, Bhopal is the heart of Madhya Pradesh. The famous Lower lake and Upper Lake, one of which houses the famous Van Vihar National Park: home to tigers, lions and leopards. The State Museum has fossils, paintings and rare Jain sculptures. Taj-ul-Masjid is one of Asia’s largest mosques, with white domes, minarets and a huge courtyard. Bhimbetka Caves, about 35 kilometres from Bhopal city are also one of the prime tourist attractions in MP.
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Independent India, saw its first planned city in Chandigarh, a city that was ravaged when the partition happened, as refugees poured in from Pakistan. The High Court, the Capitol and the Secretariat are some of the buildings worth visiting because of their architecture. Chandigarh happens to have the largest rose garden in Asia, and the Rock Garden by Nek Chand attracts not just for its beautiful sculptures made out of recycled things but also the heart touching story of Nek Chand. Though artificial Sukhna Lake offers a hoard of activities and is a popular place for hang out.
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Maybe it’s the vibrant colours, the unending beaches, the tongue-tickling spices, the stunning architecture of myriad temples and churches or the infectious enthusiasm of the locals that makes Chennai a great place to visit. The most prominent ones being the Marina Beach, the oldest temple in Chennai the Parthasarathi temple, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of St Thomas, which is one of the three churches in the entire world, built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus Christ. Apart from these, there are many museums, art galleries, zoo, national parks nearby.
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The pleasant climate, scenic natural beauty and sweet watered river Siruvani are the specialities of Coimbatore city. There are unlimited places to visit in the city. Annamalai National Park, Silent Valley National Park, Valankulam Lake, Singanallur Lake, Siruvani Waterfalls and Vaideki Falls are a few out of many other places to discover nature at its best. Arulmigu Subramaniyaswami Temple and the Marudamalai Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple are the places to explore centuries old Dravidian style architecture and get close to your spiritual self.
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Coorg is a magical and mystical place that will transport you to lands unknown and convey tales untold. Madikeri has a host of attractions like Raja’s Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort among others. Picturesque Lakshmanatirtha or Iruppu Falls serve as a pilgrimage spot as it houses a famous Shiva temple called the Rameshwara Temple on its banks. One can also visit the Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole Game Sanctuary, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bylekuppe and Nisarghadhama. Tadiandamol has adventure sports like white-water rafting, rock climbing, trekking, angling etc. where you can kick into ignition – your adrenaline reserves.
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The Doon valley is about the simple life. A quaint lush green hilly city with its breath-taking beauty is soon turning into a major tourist destination. The Forest Research Institute, Robber’s cave, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Sahastradhara & Lacchiwala, Tibetan Buddhist Temple & Mindrolling Monastery are some attractions. Be it pilgrimages like Haridwar, Hrishekesh, Badrinath or Kedarnath or hill station getaways like Mussorie, Nainital and even the neighbouring Shimla and Manali and even national parks and forests like the Nanda Devi Forst Reserve and Jim Corbett National Park.
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The magic of Goa never ceases to amaze the traveller every time he visits. The latin quarters in Panjim still boasts of Portuguese architecture, the colorful houses makes for amazing photo ops. The old Goa also has several ancient churches, cathedrals and monuments which are popular tourist attractions. The forts, churches, beaches, the carnival and the flea markets are the prime attractions here. The beaches offer water sports and adventure activities.
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Often coined as the ‘Culture Gully’ and the city that hosts ‘Kingdom of dreams’, Gurgaon attracts its patrons for way more than just business. For instance, it hosts every cuisine you can think of, it’s home to a very thriving cultural scene and quite the luxury shopping lover’s hotspot.The Sheetla Mata Mandir and Damdama Lake are the local attractions.The city boasts of a boisterous nightlife, breweries, pubs, bars, clubs and lounges are galore.
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Be it the old city with the minars, masjids, bazaars, and forts or the new city with swanky malls and hurried life, Hyderabad has a flavour like no other. Charminar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Falaknuma Palace are some of the best structures that draw tourists apart from scores of other forts, tombs, havelis and museums. The Necklace Road and nearby Hussain Sagar Lake is the most busy and popular area. Among the newer attractions, Ramoji Film City is the best, it houses the largest film studio in the world and is open for tourists too.
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Indore- the heart of Madhya Pradesh is home to the tastiest street food you’ll ever find; the Indoris swear by it. You cannot miss seeing the beautiful blend of Mughal, Maratha and French style of art and architecture at their Rajwada and Mandav fort at Indore. Sheesh Mahal, Bada Ganpati, Khajrana Ganesh, Patalpani trek and Tincha falls are among the many other tourist attractions in the city. Crowd the Sarafa Night Market, Chappan Dukaan or Sayaji for your food fix.
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Jaipur, the fortified pink city, home to the Rajputs till date retains the regality in its air and the palatial buildings and forts remind of its royal past. The beautiful city palace, that houses a museum and open areas for tourists, is still home to the royal family. Jantar Mantar is right beside the palace, and so is the Hawa Mahal, that red building on the main road, an iconic landmark of the city. Further on, lies the Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort and the awe inspiring Amber Fort – all marvellous pieces of architecture.
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One can sing laurels of the Rajasthani hospitality but what makes Jaisalmer stand out is its raw ethnic simplicity. Lose yourself in the earthy charm of this place. Check-out Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Patwon Ki Haveliyan, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwa Haveli, Tanot Rai Mata Mandir etc.
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Kochi is a rare combo of ecstatic natural beauty and remains of Portuguese, Holland and English culture brought by traders to Indian lands, centuries ago. If you want to explore the city, the tourist villages in Vypin Island by the Cherai beach and Fort Kochi’s spice markets are the places to be. You’ll also find the city’s popular icon- the huge Chinese fishing nets here. The Hill Palace Museum, Santacruz Basilica Church, Princess Street, Thirkakkara temple and Lulu Mall are many among other places to visit in Kochi.
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Long refreshing walks, boat rides in foggy lakes, and stunning views at every corner pretty much sums up any vacation at Kodaikanal. The center of the city is a star shaped lake, the Kodai lake, surrounded by deep, dark woods. The enchanting forest on the hills gives the city a soft, green velvety facade. The misty lakes provide a great boating experience and snow-like clouds can be seen at Coaker’s Walk. Berijam Lake, Echo Point, Suicide Point, Silver Cascade, Bear Shola Falls are some of the best points or attractions here.
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Situated in the south-west corner of Maharashtra, on the banks of river Panchganga, Kolhapur is famous for its Mahalakshmi temple also (apart from everything that’s Kolhapuri). The Temlabai Mandir, New Palace, and Rankala Lake are the other places to visit in the city. Nearby, one can visit the Panhala Fort on the hills holds Chhatrapati Shivaji’s memories of war and capture. Jyotiba temple, in the hills is the reincarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. There’s a 28-feet tall marble statue of Bahubali, 27 km to the south of Kolhapur that’s worshiped by both Hindu and Jain devotees. Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum, Gagangiri Maharaj Math, Khidrapur, Dajipur Bison Sanctuary, Ramling and Radhanagari Dam are the other tourist destinations near Kolhapur.
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When it comes to food and culture, no other place can beat the city of joy! A boat ride on the calm waters of Hooghly, walking the narrow bylanes between ancient houses with french windows and old markets are some of the quintessential experiences that you can find only in Kolkata. Visit the Victoria Memorial, Eden Garden, Indian Museum and more. After all these attractions, there are also many new ones in which Calcuttans take pride in, like the Eco Park and Mother’s Wax Museum.
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The simple and small coastal town in the beautiful land of Kerala, Kovalam is a popular tourist destination. The Lighthouse Beach is the perfect backdrop for selfies and sunsets alike. Several palm-backed beaches like the Hawa Beach, Samudra Beach etc. have planted their anchors here. Also, visit the Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium, Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village and several other Ayurvedic spas and beach resorts.
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Rich history, grand culture and the sweet smell of Jasmine is what makes Madhurai, the Athens of the East. The 2,500-year-old city has many interesting tales embedded in its womb. Covered in bright carvings of Hindu gods, the Meenakshi Amman Temple and its 14 colouful gopuras are sure to enthral you. Apart from the Meenakshi Temple, there is the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Puthu Mandapam, Kazimar Big Mosque, Madurai Mahal, Rajaji Park among other places of interest.
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Think of a quaint town with friendly people, apple orchards and pine forests – That is Manali in its simplest description for you. If more inclined on sightseeing, Rohtang Pass is a must do. Other attractions nearby are hot springs, adventure activities at Solang valley, Hadimba Temple, a few waterfalls, and monasteries. Backpackers throng this place for the hippie vibe in the nearby villages. Many adventure activities like paragliding, trekking, skiing, snowboarding, attract visitors yet the most popular activity is definitely white water rafting which is second to only ‘doing nothing’.
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Beaches, heritage sites, temples, forests and a rainbow mix of culture are what makes us look at Mangalore with dewy-eyed. The city is fortunate to be close to six beaches (Someshwar, Panambur, Surathkal, Tannirbhavi, Kapu and Malpe beach), the forests of the Western Ghats and the temple town of Udipi, draws tourists to Mangalore at all times of the year. Mangalore is also the place for foodies. The variety of food and cuisines you find here gets difficult to count on your fingertips.
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Think Mumbai, you can’t help but see a visual of its most popular landmark, the Gateway of India. The city is also a study in contrasts. At one end, it has rock cut ancient caves at Elephanta, Kanheri and Mahakali on the other there are Malls selling luxury brands, upscale Michelin-starred restaurants. For art lovers, the Kala Ghoda area in South Mumbai is a must. It teems with art galleries and museums. Those who want sand under their feet can head to Juhu and Chowpatty beach. Both the beaches resemble fairs with tonnes of food stalls, merry-go-rounds and other activities.
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Mysore is a new city with an old soul. The most important attractions here are the Mysore Palace, the Vrindavan Gardens and the Chamundi hills . There are also several smaller gardens, parks, zoo, mansions and palaces worth visiting here. Folk Art Museum, National Museum Of Natural History, Rail Museum are some of the museums worth visiting. Mysore silk, sandalwood, incense sticks and Mysore Pak are the best things to buys from here.
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Nestled among the tall peaks of the Kumaon is the green volcanic Naini Lake that lends its name to the resort town scattered around it – Nainital. The lake and the promenade around it are always bustling with tourists. Boating in the Naini Lake, horse riding, trekking to the Tiffin Top or Snow View, exploring the beautiful Governor’s House and grounds on a misty morning are some of the best things to do here. Let your hair down, gorge on mouth-watering dishes, get active, watch people or do nothing at all and see the world go by – Nainital is the perfect place for all these and more.
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Nashik city had a significant role in the Indian epic, Ramayana. It’s is believed that Lord Ram with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman stayed in the forest of Panchavati during their 14 years of exile. Ramkund and Trimbakeshwar are holy tanks at the temple complex of Panchvati. The Jain Mandir with a 12-ton Pancha-dhatu idol of Lord Mahavir is located at the Nashik-Mumbai highway making the place an important pilgrimage site. The Dugarwadi waterfall, Nandur Madhmenshwar Bird Sanctuary, Ramshej Fort and Trigalwadi Fort are the few among many other attractions of the city.
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Delhi, our capital city, is a most fascinating destination. The ancient monuments, forts and landmarks or their ruins are found all around the old city. Several structures are UNESCO World Heritage sites – Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Qutub Complex are the best and most popular attractions. Some of these are Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple and Lotus Temple. One must visit Lodhi Garden, Mughal Garden, Nehru Park and Garden of Five Senses. Several other structures exuding old world charm are the Tughlaqabad Fort, Purana Qila and Jantar Mantar. Some of the newer attractions include Rajghat, India Gate and Rajpath. Khan Market, Janpath, Sarojini Nagar Market are some of the not to be missed places.
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New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, in short Noida is a well planned green city, and part of NCR. The city provides excellent environment for all kinds of business and yet it is the greenest city in the country. Plenty of parks and streets dotted with trees on both sides are the green lungs of the city. The nearby Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a great place for bird watchers and for city dwellers wanting to escape their gruelling routine.
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Acres of green rolling hills, waterfalls, picturesque landscapes at every corner makes Ooty the most visited hill station in these parts. The narrow gauge train from Mettupalayam to Ooty is one of the prime attractions in this area, and rightly so! The other main attraction is undoubtedly the nature. The various spots for scenic views, the lakes, waterfalls and gardens are many. Botanical Garden, Ooty Rose garden, thread Garden, Fern Hill Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Falls, Ooty Lake are to name a few.
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Bright yellow walls, French and Mediterranean styled quarters, wide boulevards, cobbled roads and beautiful beaches make the place Pondicherry picture perfect. Auroville is almost like the city’s icon. It’s vast and has its own garden (Auroville Botanical Garden) and beach (Auro beach). The beach Promenade, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Oustery Lake are among other places to visit in Pondicherry. The Chunnambar backwaters situated 8 km from Pondicherry offers house-boat rides and tree house stays. The Plage Paradiso beach at the mouth of the backwaters hosts beach-sports. In case, you are a fan of Dolphins, take a short trip on a cruise to catch them jumping in the middle of the sea.
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Pune is best described as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The city is also noted for its nearness to several tourist destinations like Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Alibaug etc, hence, a great base for travelling within Maharashtra. The attractions here are a mix of old and new. There are forts and palaces from the age of Peshwas like Shaniwar Wada, historic buildings signifying India’s freedom struggle like Aga Khan’s palace, as well as Osho Garden, established by modern spiritual Guru Rajneesh.
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Set on Pushkar Lake, this pristine city is a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats for pilgrims to bathe. The town has many temples, the most popular being the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, the only Brahma temple in India. Do pay a visit to the Rajasthan Royal Desert Camp, Sri Raghunatha Swamy Temple, Varaha Temple and others. The camel fair also has put Pushkar on the world map.
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Shimla has breathtaking views of the snow covered Himalayan peaks enough to warm your heart on a chilly morning. Visit Shimla at its peak time which is October to February to have a gala time with its friendly people, cozy locality and easy commute. You can visit many tourist attractions like as the Kali Bari Temple, The Ridge- Shimla, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church, Scandal Point, Town Hall and, Gaiety Theatre etc.
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A vacation in the evergreen city of Thiruvananthapuram invites travellers looking for a relaxed vacation. Experience the pristine Kovalam beach, visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is also the richest temple in the world, the Shanghumukham Beach, Veli Tourist Village, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kowdiar Palace, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam. The Kerala Government Secretariat building and The Napier Museum are among the many other attractions in this historic city.
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The tranquil waters of Lake Pichola and the wooded Aravalli serve as the perfect background for the small yet intriguing city of Udaipur. The marvellous palaces and temples tell the story of a world unwrinkled by age, the ancient bazaars are full of local artworks and drool-worthy jewellery, and the narrow, colourful bylanes add a charm to this city that makes it remarkably unique. The Udaipur City Palace is one of the most beautiful palatial buildings in all of Rajasthan. Plenty of scenic lakes and charming gardens can be found all around the city.
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No other city celebrates Navratri like Vadodra and nowhere else will you find Garba as good as in this city. Simply put, to experience Navratri and Garba in true Gujrat fashion, head to Vadodara. Do pay a visit to these places- the Fatehsingh museum, Laxmi Vilas Palace, and the Pavagadh-Champaner. Pavagadh-Champaner is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has its unique importance. The remains of the Islamic city and mosques feature Medieval architecture and were created by Jain and Hindu workers.
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Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi draws Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. It is believed that those who bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganga shall be cleansed of all sins. Maybe that’s why several funeral rites are performed on these ghats. The Ganga aarti in the evening is a spectacular sight to watch. The Golden Temple of the Kashi Vishwanath is the prime attraction alongside Dashashwamedh Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat, Dhamek Stupa, Nepali Mandir, Sarnath Museum, Gyanvapi Mosque, Chaukhandi Stupa, Bharat Kala Bhavan among others.
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The name Vijayawada literally means Place of Victory. Legend has it that Goddess Durga slayed a demon and rested here after her victory, thus birthing the Dusshera festival. Visitors throng the Kanaka Durga Temple, all year round. Also called the Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada has always been one of the strongest pillars of this Telugu state. One can also visit the Prakasham Barrage, Undavalli Caves, Mangalagiri, Bhavani Island, Gandhi Hill, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Akkanna Madanna Caves, VMC Disney Land and more.
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Visakhapatnam or Vizag is also known as the city of destiny and is Andhra Pradesh’s most beautiful tourist destination. It has everything- mountains, beaches, waterfalls, caves and temples too. The Kailasagiri Hill is the most popular destination for its huge marble statue of Shiv Parvati on the hill top. Make sure to enjoy a mesmerising sunset at the Ram Krishna Beach and the Rushikonda Beach. Also, explore the Kaitiki Waterfalls and Bavikonda- the hill of wells are among the other places to trek. Do not miss the Araku valley.
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You can book a comfortable stay at any one of the above cities and more with Treebo Hotels. So tell us which city do you want to visit in 2017?