Two Indian destinations make it to Time magazine's prestigious listtext_fields
New Delhi: Two Indian travel destinations make it to the Time magazine list of the "World's Greatest Places" for the year 2023, which lists 50 destinations, NDTV reports.
Releasing the list, the magazine noted that the travel industry is back in full swing in 2023, "but not without notable shifts in how and where we wander. Steeper costs and increased interest in sustainability and authenticity are reshaping the landscape," NDTV quoted Time.
The two places from India that won places on the prestigious list were Mayurbhanj (Odisha) and Ladakh. They were selected for their rare tigers and ancient temples, and adventures and eats, respectively. Time has created profile pages for both where it listed the reasons why they were placed in the Time list.
The magazine wrote about Ladakh that the place has its astonishing alpine landscapes and Tibetan Buddhist culture. The wonders there demand multiple visits to the place, Time says.
This year, India designated its first Dark Sky Reserve in Hanle village in here, which is 168 miles southeast of the capital Leh. Every year, the village experience 270 clear nights.
The magazine recommends staying at sustainable properties in Ladakh, such as Kyagar Hotel in Nubra Valley, Shel Ladakh and Dolkhar in Leh.
The magazine said about Mayubhanj that it is the only place on earth to visit extremely rare black tigers, and the Similipal National Park is located here.
Time briefs that in April this year, the dance festival of Mayurbhanj Chhau will take place here on a larger scale after the reopening post-pandemic. The Belgadia Palace will host the festival, which has stage performances combined with ancient martial arts and folk dance. Belgadia Palace is a boutique hotel and royal residence.
It states that there is stunning biodiversity and interminable heritage in the state of Odisha, where Mayurbhanj belongs. There are guided walking tour series, Odisha Walks, which explores ancient cultural sites, monolithic rock edicts, and temple architecture to see there.