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If you have a restless travel bug inside you that wants you to explore a new place before this year ends, here’s a list of fifteen places you should visit (without burning a hole in your pocket):

1. Ooty— The Queen of hill stations.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 10,000/-

Nearest airport: Coimbatore

Places to see: Government Rose Garden, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, Stone House, Ooty Mountain Railway, Toda Huts, St. Stephen’s Church, Wax World, Deer Park, Tribal Museum and Coffee Plantations.

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2. Darjeeling— The Queen of the hills.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 10,999/-

Nearest airport: Bagdogra

Places to see: Toy Train, Darjeeling War Memorial, Tea Gardens, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Peace Pagoda, Mahakal Temple, Passenger Ropeway and Lava.

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3. Arunachal Pradesh— The Orchid state of India.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 16,000/-

Nearest airport: Lilabari, Zero and Along

Places to see: Tawang, Roing, Itanagar, Bomdila, Ziro, Bhalukpong, Pasighat, Namdapha National Park, Anini and Along.

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4. Pushkar—The King of pilgrimage sites.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 13,999/-

Nearest airport: Jaipur

Places to see: Pushkar Lake, Savitri Temple, Brahma’s Temple, Dharma Camel Safari, Atmeshwar Temple and Varaha Temple.

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5. Alleppey— The Venetian capital of Kerala.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 8,999/-

Nearest airport: Cochin

Places to see: Marari Beach, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Alappuzha Beach, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, St. Mary’s Forane Church and Revi Karunakaran Museum.

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6. Goa— Pearl of the orient.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 5,000/-

Nearest airport: Goa International Airport

Places to see: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Vagator Beach, Old Goa, Margao, Palolem, Colva and Sanquelim.

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7. Pondicherry— The French capital of India.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 14,999/-

Nearest airport: Chennai

Places to see: Paradise Beach, Seaside Promenade, French War Memorial, Serenity Beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville and Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
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8. Kodaikanal— The forest of creepers.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 10,800/-

Nearest airport: Madurai

Places to see: Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Kodai Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Dolphin’s Nose, Bryant Park and Green Valley View.

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9. Jaipur— The pink city.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 6500/-

Nearest airport: Jaipur International Airport

Places to see: Amer Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir and Rambagh Palace.

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10. Kasol— India’s own Amsterdam.

Price range: Starts at Rs. 4500/-

Nearest airport: Bhuntar

Places to see: Malana, Parvati Valley, Manikaran Sahib and Tosh Village.

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