11 Must-Visit Indian Places that Look Like Foreign Destinations


You often heard people saying “do visit that place in India, it looks like foreign” or “go to these places in India, you won’t feel like you are in India.” Well, those lines are true indeed. There are some destinations in India that look similar to popular tourist destinations in the world.

If you are also true wanderers of India then must visit all of these places in India that look like Foreign Destinations. But take my opinion, Do travel as an explorer, not as a tourist. You will find the real beauty of India.

Places in India that Look Like Foreign Destinations

Here is the list of must-visit places in India that look like Foreign Destinations.

1. Chitrakote Falls looks like Niagara Falls

The Chitrakote falls in Bastar, Chhattisgarh looks like the Niagara falls. Due to its horseshoe shape, it is also called ‘Small Niagara’. The best time to visit this fall is during and after the monsoon.


Chitrakote falls
Niagara Falls

2. Parvati Valley is a copy of Austria Alps Europe Valley

Parvati Valley is located in Himachal Pradesh, the northern Indian region. If you ever been in Austria Alps Europe Valley, you will definitely find the similarity between the natural beauty of Parvati valley and Austria Alps Europe Valley.

Parvati valley, Himachal, India
Austria Alps Europe Valley Tourism Landscape

3. Alleppey in Kerala is called the Venice of the East

Well, there is a lot of difference between the view of Alleppey and Venice but the only common things in both are Alleppey and Venice both have canals to travel from one place to another.

Alleppey in Kerala

4. Valley of Flower Uttarakhand Looks Like Antelope Valley

Valley of flowers in Uttrakhand is the national park which has more than a thousand varieties of flowers. these flowers only bloom between July to September. Th look of this valley is somewhat similar to Antelope Valley.


5. Coorg is called the Scotland of India

There are two Scotland in India, one is in northeast named Shillong and other is Coorg. Coorg has beautiful green valleys just like Scotland.


Views of Coorg from Raja’s Seat, Madikeri
Scotland landscape

6. Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh is called the Switzerland of India

The Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh is called the Switzerland of India due to its location and scenic beauty similar to Switzerland. There are lots of green valley and beautiful small lakes in Khajjiar in Monsoon and lots of snow during winters.

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

7. Pondicherry’s French Quarter looks like Greece’s Fira

The French quarters in Pondicherry resembles Greece’s Fira. This location is colonized by the French East India Company in 1674. The small portion of France still exists in India in this location.

Pondicherry’s French Quarters
Greece’s Fira

8. Nainital looks exactly like the Lake District in England

Nainital is the popular hill station in Uttrakhand with the eye-shaped lake. This lake exactly looks like the lake district in England.

Lake District in England

9. India Gate very closely resembles Arc de Triomphe in Paris

The India Gate in New Delhi and Arc de Triomphe in Parish very closely resemble to each other.

India Gate, New Delhi
Arc de Triomphe in Paris

10. Jal Mahal in Jaipur is somewhat similar to Trakai Castle in Lithuania

Both the Jal Mahal, Jaipur, and Trakai Castle, Lithuania are castle situated in mid of the lake. That’s why they both closely resemble each other.

Jal Mahal, Jaipur, India
Trakai Castle in Lithuania

11. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim looks Jökulsárlón Lake, Iceland

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world which is situated in Sikkim, India. Jökulsárlón Lake, Iceland is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park.

Gurudongmar Lake
Jökulsárlón Lake, Iceland

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So, These are the best places in India that look like foreign locations. Do visit once these places if you get a chance.