7 Amazing Places Near Big Cities That You Must Know About

NDTV Good Times | July 12, 2017 11:34 IST

Isn't it time we moved on from the mainstream cities and explore the lesser known ones! Escape the hoard of tourists and get to know a new city on your next vacation. Here is a list of lesser known places around the world that you ought to visit. The traveller in you would never be happier!

1. Neemrana, India
Neemrana is an ancient historical town in the Alwar district or Rajasthan. It lies between Jaipur and Delhi at a distance of approximately 3 hours from each. Originally an industrial hub, the place is now coming up as a destination for weekend getaways. So pack your bags and plan a trip to this beautiful city with a fascinating history.

2. Valencia, Spain
Move over Madrid and Barcelona. Next time you wish to see Spain, go to Valencia! Enjoy the thriving culture, the delicious cuisine and the ever fun night life. While fabulous architecture and brilliant contemporary building adorn the city, it is also home to many famous museums and galleries.

3. Biarritz, France
Located on the coast of France, Biarritz is a small sea-side city popular in the surfer community. It holds the annual Biarritz surf festival which attracts surfers and fans from all over the world. Skip Paris and head out to this enchanting city and enjoy the blue waters and the laid back lifestyle.

4. Fortaleza, Brazil
While everyone crowds Rio, you can visit the picturesque Fortaleza. A vacation here is like one big party. Thanks to the beautiful beaches, vibrant night-life and year round festivals and parades. This city has given us the Forro music and dance, several comedians making it definitely deserve a visit!

5. Pluckley, United Kingdom
Just two hours away from pleasing London, Pluckley is a quiet village in Kent. It was once titled 'Most Haunted Village in the UK' recognised by Guinness Book of Records. You should go here if you are into supernatural and it intrigues you.



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6. Adelaide, Australia
Escape the hoard of tourists in Sydney and Melbourne and opt Adelaide to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Adelaide is also a city that's full of exciting outdoor activities, culture and entertainment. If you like the outdoors, visit one of Adelaide's 29 beautiful parks, the Adelaide Botanic Garden or the Adelaide Zoo.

7. Bergamo, Italy
Often ignored by travellers in favour of nearby Milan, this city is an undiscovered haven. If you are an art and history lover, this would be the best vacation for you. This serene city offers breath-taking views and fine dining experiences.


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