Win exciting prizes in Caleidoscope Offbeat Travel Contest

Oh my! If the world would have ended on 21-12-12, I would have died in regret! There are so many places in my list that I need to visit before I die. I have not even seen a handful of them! Thankfully, the doomsday theories have fallen apart now that we have all survived the great last day of the Mayan calendar. I hope many of you share my thoughts about travel. Why does one needs to travel… If you are one of those who ask such a question to yourself, then you don’t need to travel! A famous traveler once said, “Adventure is not what is out there; it is what is inside us”.

Stuck in our daily drudgery of a 9-6 job in an urban concrete jungle, many of us need to take a big break. Particularly for those who work in the large Indian metro cities, the cramped spaces, the peak hour traffic, the growing pollution and filth can become really suffocating. Obviously, we urbanites yearn for some respite from the hustle and bustle of our concrete jungles.

We at Caleidoscope are organizing an offbeat travel contest named “Top Ten sites to visit before I die!” we would like to seek your nominations for the best tourist spots you have visited or dream to visit. Remember, the site has to be off-the-beaten-track kind of a place. Similarly, it has to be a specific site or a place on the map, and not an entire country. Nominating Switzerland or Brazil will not work. If you can specify a location in the country along with the reasons for the nomination, we will consider that.

Participants have to identify the most popular Offbeat Travel Destination in India. This will be simply decided by the number of votes a particular destination receives. They can also choose another destination as a second best option. Further, there is another prize for identifying the most unknown Offbeat Travel Destination in India. So let’s begin the voting –

For instance, you can choose to vote like this –

  1. My Most Popular Offbeat Travel Destination – Leh, Ladakh
  2. My Second Popular Offbeat Travel Destination – Hampi, Karnataka
  3. My Most Unknown Offbeat Travel Destination – Katarmal Sun Temple

The winner of the Most Popular Offbeat Travel Destination will receive charming prizes.

The contest ends on 25th January 2013. So hurry!

The details of the Offbeat Travel Contest is as follows ­–

Participants have to write a line about why they choose their destination. If their destination is not in the list, they can add new destination along with its photograph searched online. Participants can only choose three destinations per person. They can also promote their destination among your friends and get more votes.

How to vote?

Participants have to identify the most popular Offbeat Travel Destination in India by posting comments in the comment form below.

Prizes

The winner of the Most Popular Offbeat Travel Destination will receive dazzling and handy prize of BPL Studylite worth Rs.1500.

The winner of the Most Unknown Offbeat Travel Destination will receive charming beauty kit from WellnessOcean worth Rs.1000.

So let’s begin the voting process. Check out our suggested nominations and vote for them or you can reject this list and add better nominations –

Destination Details Link
Moola Virupaksha TempleHampi, Karnataka Rediscover the lost capital city of the Vijayanagara empire http://hampi.in/sites-in-hampi
katarmal-sun-templeKatarmal Sun Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand Climb the misty hills to reach a unique cluster of sun temples in the Kumaon region http://www.caleidoscope.in/offbeat-travel/surprising-tryst-with-history-in-the-hills
Leh-LadakhLeh, Ladakh  Attaining nirvana in Shangrila after crossing the world’s highest motorable roads http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/jammu-and-kashmir/leh 
Ross IslandAndaman & Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal  Scuba diving, snorkeling and elephant swimming in the coral reefs of a breathtaking archipelago  http://www.barefootholiday.com/page/places-of-importance 
Glorious_journey_through_Western_GhatsMangalore-Sakleshpur railway, Karnataka  The glorious train journey through Western Ghats takes you through verdant valleys, gushing streams, breath-taking bridges and endless tunnels  http://www.caleidoscope.in/offbeat-travel/glorious-journey-through-western-ghats 
nalanda-universityRuins of Nalanda, Bihar  Lost ruins of a great university of ancient India built during the Gupta Empire http://www.caleidoscope.in/offbeat-travel/walking-through-the-ruins-of-nalanda 
Wellington_OotyHillstations of Ooty, Tamilnadu  Never ending leisurely walks, lush green tea valleys, faint aroma of eucalyptus trees, British colonial bungalows,  the delightful nostalgic legacies of a bygone era  http://www.caleidoscope.in/offbeat-travel/whats-in-a-hill-name 
Mahabaleshwar mistShillong, Meghalaya  A walk in the clouds, cold monsoon winds, strawberry gardens, breathtaking valleys  http://www.caleidoscope.in/offbeat-travel/a-walk-in-the-clouds 
Auroville-MatrimandirAuroville, Pondicherry  A global community of free living and spiritual thinking, which aspires to create a sustainable township of human unity  http://www.caleidoscope.in/alternative-lifestyle/a-path-to-sustainable-living-auroville 
Valley-of-FlowersValley of Flowers, Bhyundar valley, Uttarakhand  A fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas hides a sea of vibrant flowers  http://www.thrillophilia.com/Adventure-Sports-Valley-Of-Flowers-Uttranchal_85.htmt
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Levine Lawrence

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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.

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4 Comments on "Win exciting prizes in Caleidoscope Offbeat Travel Contest"

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  1. Deepak Agarwal says:

    Hampi, Karnataka

  2. According to me most popular offbeat travel destination should be Khajjiar near Dalhousie (H.P), It is also know as Mini Switzerland and a sign board of yellow Swiss hiking footpath has been put showing Khajjiar’s distance from the Swiss capital Berne-6194 km.

    http://www.himachaltouristguide.com/districts-of-himachal/chamba/dalhousie/khajjiar-the-mini-switzerland

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khajjiar

  3. Priyadharshini says:

    I always go for “Little Tibet” Ladakh.

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