Some Spectacular Places In India That Resemble Famous European Destinations

If you cannot afford a trip to Europe with your family, visit these Indian alternatives!

Multiple countries shaped the rich culture and history of India—coupled with its expansive and diverse geography. If planning a holiday in Europe seems like a far-fetched dream, we have got you covered with some Indian destinations that allow tourists to experience the best of Europe on a budget. Yes, we are talking about vibrant cities, spectacular snow-capped mountains, and quaint flower valleys that exude a European vibe. Here are some spectacular places in India that can rival the beauty of European destinations.

Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh resembles Switzerland

After Yash Chopra introduced the Indian masses to Switzerland, the dreamy European nation received millions of tourists from India. However, if you cannot travel to Switzerland, the closest alternative to your home is Khajjiar. The spectacular town is home to breathtaking lakes, lush green forests, and meadows. Perhaps, this majestic combination can rival Switzerland any day. If you want to witness mesmerizing snowfall, visit Khajjiar during the chilly season.

Puducherry resembles France

As you begin exploring White Town, your gaze will fix on several signboards written in Tamil as well as French. But this seaside colonial town has well preserved the french-styled settlements and the French Quarters, with streets dotted with trees. The French colonial architecture from the old world and the villas painted in yellow, white, or peach are worth visiting. If you always wanted to get a taste of France and its exuberant culture, fly to Puducherry ASAP!

Alleppey in Kerala resembles Venice.

Alleppey, in the state of Kerala, is fondly known as the “Venice of the East.” It is a popular destination across India for its attractive canals, quaint stretches of backwaters, picturesque lagoons, and beaches, just like Venice. The labyrinthine waterways lined by coconut trees, paddy fields, and lush green foliage offer a unique appeal to Alleppey.

Flower valley in Uttarakhand resembles Antelope Valley.

Uttarakhand is home to a flower valley that can parallel the awe-inspiring beauty of the famed Antelope valley in California. Flower valley exhibits a naturally designed floral carpet in varied colors such as pink, red, blue, yellow, white, and more. This grandeur valley is the closest one can get to paradise. Behind the valley, you can witness the lofty Himalayan and Zanskar ranges, stretching across 87 square kilometers.

Do not spend more time saving up for a European tour. Instead, head to these destinations and experience European beauty without making a hole in your wallet.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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