How to create customized Google map

While collating opinion about offbeat travel destinations, we found that our readers have suggested tourist spots across India. The chosen locations are as diverse as the nation itself! It was difficult to locate all these different tourist spots on a map accurately. First, we thought we will take a regular India map and mark the selected spots, but we soon realised that we would be not only inaccurate, but also not interactive. Then we found an interesting way of creating a map.

custom google map

Google Maps allows viewers to create our own interactive map, pinpointing the specific locations. To begin with you need to have a Gmail id to login. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Places’ in the side panel. It shows a ‘Create Map’ icon on top along with your recent searches. Begin with providing a ‘Title’ and ‘Description’ for your map. Then search for a particular location in the search bar, and right click on the ‘Placemarker’ to choose the option, ‘Save the place on map’.

Now click on the ‘Get Directions’ button to add a new destination. Don’t worry about the connecting line drawn between the locations. As you add more destinations, the connecting line will vanish, displaying only the placemarkers. After you add all the destinations, save the map and click on ‘Collaborate’ button. Mail this map to all your friends who would love to know about such locations.

Based on our reader suggestions, we have compiled a list of offbeat tourist spots across India. See whether they match to your choice –

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Hampi, Karnataka Read Article
Leh, Jammu and Kashmir Read Article
Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand Read Article
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Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal Read Article
Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary, Odisha Read Article
Udvada Fire Temple, Gujarat Read Article
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra Read Article
Araku Valley, Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh Read Article
Mangalore-Sakleshpur train, Karnataka Read Article
Wellington, Tamil Nadu Read Article
Ruins of Nalanda, Bihar Read Article
Bastar, Chhattisgarh Read Article
Auroville, Puducherry, Pondicherry Read Article
Katarmal Sun Temple. Almora, Uttarakhand Read Article

Levine Lawrence
Stuck inside an air-conditioned cubicle... i yearn to ride into the countryside... under the open blue skies, where farmers toil in the field, smell mitti ki khushboo, fill more greenery into the picture... travel across the world, meet more people, bring smile on faces... and finally, work for world peace. Just like those Miss World statements! I am a veteran media professional with 12 years of diverse experience in business media and research in India. Apart from my full time job as a researcher, I have been an avid travel photo-journalist, who has covered the art & cultural aspects of South India. Further, I am actively involved in the voluntary organisations working on energy efficiency, organic farming and environmental issues.