7 destinations in India that celebrities love

first_imgBetween shoots, promotions and other engagements on incredibly frantic schedules, even celebrities sometimes find time to get away from the bustle and let down their hair. And they don’t always hop on a flight abroad — they also choose to flock to their favourite destinations within the country.Although most of us are yet to find fame in this lifetime, we can surely travel like our favourite celebrities do. Let’s take a look at a few Indian destinations that attract them.Kanha Tiger ReservePicture courtesy: Wikimedia/Dey Sandip/Creative Commons Sonam Kapoor and her sister Rhea Kapoor were the latest to visit Kanha, Madhya Pradesh’s largest national park. Believed to be the backdrop of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, this tiger-populated forest has been a major draw for celebrities over the last few years. Sonakshi Sinha, who was recently announced as the face of Animal Planet’s tiger protection programme, took family vacations to Kanha as a child. Safaris, bird-watching and, of course, some uber luxury resorts, make this place a must-visit.Also Read: 6 Indian destinations to catch the best sleep HyderabadTaj Faluknama Palace. Picture courtesy: Flickr, Ankur PWhen the Bhatt family chose to go on a trip together after 15 long years, they chose the city of Nizams, or more specifically, the Taj Falaknuma Palace to unwind — like the royals do. In 2014, Salman Khan’s sister Arpita tied the knot here in the presence of a star-studded guest list, which included Katrina Kaif, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Sania Mirza and Kabir Khan. Hyderabad has a bit to offer to all kinds of travellers — right from famous culinary delights to heritage sights to places which give you an opportunity to explore the cultural depth of a place.GoaadvertisementPicture courtesy: ReutersIn India, Goa is a favourite holiday destination for everyone, including the celebrities. The likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Malaika Arora Khan, Bipasha Basu and other Bollywood celebrities have often touted it as their favourites. Former beaus Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had come down here to relax and watch some football last year, and previously, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati had chose this scenic spot for their nuptials. From enjoying the water sports to lazing around on the beach to sampling great seafood to indulging in the nightlife, Goa has it all, along with a high possibility of celebrity-spotting. LadakhPicture courtesy: Reuters The surreal landscape of Ladakh, complete with jagged mountains, an arid surface and clear skies unsurprisingly pulls celebrities all the way from their plush homes in big cities. Although the remote area has been a favourite shooting locations for films made in the last decade or so, stars have been coming here to holiday as well. Gul Panag is one of those who have repeatedly expressed their love for the place. In fact, last year she also shot the first episode of her Discovery Channel travel show there. Another celebrity who travels to this place frequently is Milind Soman. Biking, trekking, photography, or just wandering, the options in Ladakh are countless for those who just want to get away from the bustle.MussooriePicture courtesy: Wikimedia/Michael Scalet/Creative Commons Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is a huge fan of this Colonial-era hill station. Frequenting the place several times over the years, he has even chalked out his favourite stopovers within the town, including a small food stall called Tip Top Shop. Popular among us plebs as well, the place is usually swarming with tourists who like to visit the churches, gaze down at the Doon valley, stroll down the Mall Road and feast from the countless small vendors and eateries dotting the town’s landscape.JaipurPicture courtesy: Reuters No list would be complete without the absolutely charming city of Jaipur. With its palaces, camel rides, forts and bazaars, the capital of Rajasthan has even attracted Hollywood celebrities, including pop princess Katy Perry. Among Bollywood actors, Neha Dhupia has often said that the city is her favourite and she visits the place whenever she wants some time to unwind. The best thing about this city is that it is impossible to get bored here, and even while revisiting the same places, travellers rediscover the magic.LonavalaPicture courtesy: Wikimedia/Nagesh Kamath/Creative Commons Its proximity to Mumbai makes this place a favourite among Bollywood celebrities. Some film stars, including Kajol and Ajay Devgn, and Aamir Khan even own properties here, frequently making them the venues of lavish parties. The place serves as a perfect weekend getaway for Mumbaikars — one can either visit the Karla and Bedse caves or just roam around the hill town. For those truly bitten by the celebrity bug, there is also a Madame Tussauds-style wax museum.advertisementlast_img read more

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