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The Disappearing Parts of India Your Kids Must Travel to

When it comes to holiday travel, we are always anxious and yearning to check out those exotic places outside our country and expeditiously plan a trip for a worthwhile experience. Are you aware that there are few amazing places in India which could soon qualify to be the mystic land or hidden place with secret trails? They might disappear soon and become pictures of amar chitra katha, in a trice. Don’t you think that visiting such astounding places could be a trip of your lifetime? Here is a list of such peregrine places in India, which must be visited with kids before they  vanish like a dream.

peregrine places in India, which must be visited with kids before they  vanish like a dream

Majuli, Riverine Island, Assam - It is the world's largest riverine island situated on the river Brahmaputra in Assam. It is the 1st island district of our country. There are two Famous sites- Kalambari Satra and Dakinapan Satra to visit. The picnic spot called Tengapania and a holy seat called Garmar are not to miss.

But sadly, this amazing riverine island is likely to submerge in 15 -20years due to the erosion. Put this in the top of your travel list, else you might regret later, to have overlooked. 

How to reach – Jorhat is the nearest airport and from the airport, one can take the ferry or go by bus reach Majuli. 

Best time to visit – September to March

Chadar Trail, Ladakh – The river Zanskar is one of the mightiest rivers of Ladakh. It freezes during the winter as the temperature drops to -30 to -35 degrees Celsius and becomes a thick frozen blanket of ice. That is the reason it is called as “Chadar”. During the winter, when the road and other caravan routes gets closed due to heavy snow and ice, the Chadar Trek is the only way for, in and out for Zanskaris. For centuries now, it has been their traditional trade route during winter. It is also a life line to reach Leh.

Due to changes in Landscape, the path is becoming unpredictable and therefore a road-way has been constructed to reach Leh. So, if you are adventurous and do not want to miss a super challenging task, you should plan a trip here as early as you can! Take your elder kids to give them a life time trekking experience. Also visit Hemis National Park, to catch a glimpse of the rare snow leopard before they go endangered.
How to reach - Reach Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport and from there to Ladakh Zanskar river.
Best time – January and February

Balpakram Forest, Meghalaya – We all are very familiar with Shillong and Cherapunjee, which is the Eastern Meghalaya. But do you know that the Western side of Meghalaya has a paradise?! It has the Garo Hills which can mesmerize us by its virgin nature. Balpakram forest is a part of the Garo Hills and it is home to barking deer, rare Golden Cat, Civets, Elephants, and Tigers. It has a very beautiful landscape and one of the best Canyons. It is also famous for its unique land formations which depicts the mythological stories of the Garos.

Unfortunately, this place, especially the South Garo Hills are under a threat of illegal coal mining. The sad truth is that this eco-mutiny has gone unnoticed for a very long period. The Forest is also being vanishing due to water dams and shift cultivation on the hills. Due to this deterioration, the exotic wildlife has been disappearing too. It is a stunning place to visit with kids before it is lost due to human activities.
How to reach – Reach Guwahati Airport and take a roadway to reach this national park
Best time to visit – October to March
Sundarbans, West Bengal – Did you know that this National Park is a large coastal mangrove forest, which is shared by India and Bangladesh? This is a home for the Royal Bengal Tiger. We can also spot few endangered species such as Ganges River Dolphin and Estuarine Crocodile.

But agonizingly, this is facing significant threat due to failure of conservation system. So, if the kids want to enjoy the pleasure of spotting these rarest species in real than surfing through google, plan your next trip to Sundarbans and show these rarest species before they go endangered completely.
How to reach – Reach Kolkatta and then take a train to reach Canning station or drive from Kolkatta airport. It takes 3 hours to reach Sundarbans.
Best time - September to March

Chiktan Castle, Jammu and Kashmir – It is a place which is right out of a fantasy novel! Yes, it is probably the model for castles in Disney movies!! Chiktan Castel is located deep inside a valley by the Indus River and has mountains as the backdrops. We must not miss the beauty of this castle emerging from the cliff. It has served as the Royal Residence for several centuries and now is under a very sad state.

Neglect and natural calamities have been a cause for its ruin. Huge parts of the outer walls of this picture-perfect castle have already collapsed. The reason being the removal of stone is to build a local government hospital. It is certainly worth visiting this place to understand one of the ancient art forms which is almost extinct,
How to reach – Reach Srinagar and drive on the grand Srinagar- Leh highway. It’s a couple of hours drive from the border town of Kargil
Best time – May to September

Lakshadweep Islands, off coast Kerala – If one wants to get transported to a dream land, one should visit Lakshadweep. The coral reefs are so stunning in Lakshadweep. It is a tropical archipelago of 36 atolls and coral reefs. It is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape. Unfortunately, this might not be the case for long.

Pollution, coral mining, blast fishing and rummaging of navigational channels have caused daring threat to this dream land. The global warming has triggered the sea-level to rise which could directly have effect on reefs, beaches, sand dunes and lagoons. Should you miss visiting this paradise with your kids?
How to reach – Reach Lakshadweep airport.
Best time – December to May

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand It is a carpet of alpine blossoms, gentle landscape, and meadows. It is the place for trekking lovers. It is a home for endangered animals like Asiatic black deer, red fox, blue sheep, bear, musk deer and snow leopard.

Downheartedly, this high-altitude Himalayan valley is becoming inaccessible most of the year because of snow melting. This place is also in great danger due to deforestation. This is another enchanting place which must be visited before we lose it to global warming and human activities.
How to reach – Nearest Airport is Dehradun and station is Rishikesh
Best time - June to Sep to visit valley and Oct to Jan for trekking

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan – It is one of the largest fortifications in the world. It is also known as Sonar Quila. The walls of this fort are made of yellow sandstones which will look like tawny lion colour during the day and when the sun sets, it fades to honey-golden colour.

This world heritage property is likely to crumble soon. The foundations of this fort are vulnerable to seepage because the fortress was constructed over a weak sedimentary rock. Inadequate civic amenities have added to the troubles. If you do not want to miss the amazing sight of the fort camouflaging in the yellow desert, plan a trip with your kids before this dazzling fort turns into a debris.
How to reach – Reach Jodhpur Airport and take a cab to reach Jaisalmer
Best time to Visit - Nov to March

It is rightly said that rue and regret are really rotten. So, visit these phenomenal places in India with your family and friends before they go poof.

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Comments (31)

Veena Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Wow!! I had no clue at all about these. It is quite sad places of such beauty and historical significance are going to be soon gone. This makes me angry too that we aren\'t doing anything worthwhile to save our beautiful places! \r\nDefinitely bookmarking these to add this to our must visit places!

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Amrita Posted on Nov 12, 2017

I would love to visit all these beautiful places.Better conservation needed.

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Nameesh Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Time to bookmark these places :)

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Bushra Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Heard a lot about Sunderbans would love to discover

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Dinedelicious Posted on Nov 11, 2017

India is full of such beautiful places. So much to explore around.

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Nidhi Km Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Wow! This list must be explores and ventured. I love to visit such places. I am sure kids will enjoy as well

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Shreemayee Chattopadhyay Posted on Nov 11, 2017

All are amazing places. I have been thinking of a trip to Majuli dince long. Nice to see our Sunderban in your list. Thanks for sharing all the places. I have bookmarked.

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Nandani Datta Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Thanks for sharing this amazing article. Even i didn\'t know about many of the places.

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Vashi Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Loved reading every bit of it. Im a travel enthusiast and your blog has certainly added some must visit places to the list

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Zainab Posted on Nov 11, 2017

I really would like to go to Ladakh! The snow leopard can get endangered as well, and that\'s so sad! Nice compilations of all places and hope to make it to atleast on of them!

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Rakhi Parsai Posted on Nov 11, 2017

India is a land of beautiful places to visit. We arent aware of so many places and I loved the details that you have shared. this gives us strong travel goals to travel along with the kids.

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Esha Dogra Posted on Nov 10, 2017

I really wish to visit Assam. I have heard it\'s a pretty awesome place to visit.

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Preetjyot Kaur Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Oh I so relate to your post. I remember there were a few places where we used to visit and everytime we visit those places again, they had nit been in the same beautiful condition.

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Manisha Garg Posted on Nov 10, 2017

I wasnt aware of all these facts, these places should surely be visited before they disappear.

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Deepika Verma Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Most of the places are new to me… Should definitely visit

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Rohini James Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Thanks for posting and writing the list of places. Some of them are definitely not the usual commercial destinations and I hope to visit them.

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Reetuparna Saha Posted on Nov 10, 2017

This is a very useful post..thank you so much for sharing that valuable info..bookmarking right away!

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Abhinav Singh Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Wonderful post. I agree that our kids should be exposed to such eco sensitive spots. I would like to visit Majuli someday.

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Varsh Posted on Nov 10, 2017

So many places to see and just one lifetime for it! Travelling with kids is a different learning experience. You have a good list here.

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Shub B Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Wow this is a really great article. And these really awesome places, I want to bring my kids in \r\nChiktan Castle, Jammu and Kashmir. Nice list.

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Priyanka Patwari Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Amazing information for travel lovers.. Thanks for sharing

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Minakshi Bajpai Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Wonderful and informative article. I think not even kids, we actually do not know about these places. Thanks for sharing the list of such places.

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Honey Prisha Lalwani Posted on Nov 10, 2017

I have been planning to go to lakwadeep and Andaman and that entire belt. But now I really want to visit Assam as well.


Radha@trystwithvanillagirl Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Finally I am reading this post and I feel that being a North Indian I should have visited Uttarakhand with kids by now saving this post let me see how many places I may visit

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Richa Posted on Nov 10, 2017

i wish to go to the sunderbans with my little one before they disappear...well curated list thanks for sharing!!!\r\n\r\n

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Gunika Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Such a crisp read she very useful one.. Saving it for future reference

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Saakshi Posted on Nov 10, 2017

That\'s a great compilation! We are visiting assam soon

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Roshni Parate Posted on Nov 09, 2017

Totally agreed, kids life is about leaning not only bookish knowledge is important but knowing nature and other things are important too.

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Neha Posted on Nov 09, 2017

Such a wonderful list that you have compiled! Saving it right away.

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Dipika Posted on Nov 09, 2017

Could not agree more with your dear, there were any places we have been to when kids, but today those very places have either lost the sheen or become obsolete. Thank You for sharing this list.

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Jiya Posted on Nov 09, 2017

This is an amazing information about our nation. Not only kids I would love to visit them myself.

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