When we hear international travel destinations, we all think of Europe or the USA and forget that there are a lot of unexplored beauties in our very own neighbourhood. There are several promising destinations you can visit from India, and the best part is the travel time is under 5 hours. Here are a few destinations you should check for a quick vacation!

1. Nepal


One of the most affordable international trips from India, Nepal is the closest destination to spend a lovely vacation with your friends, family or partner.  The mesmerising snow-clad peaks, including Mount Everest, the lush green valleys & forests and the serene pilgrimage sites make Nepal worth a visit. This country is also ideal for solo travel and offers you an adventurous trip with trekking options, river rafting, bungee jumping, camping, mountain biking, skydiving, etc. Tourists must visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Durbar Square, worship Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple, witness the beautiful lakes, waterfalls at Pokhara, and try the local food like momos and thukpa. The flight duration from India is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the trip is budget friendly.

2. Bhutan


Given the title of the happiest country in the world, Bhutan is an amazing holiday destination where people from all over the world visit. The country has ample snow-covered mountains, but the exquisite monasteries are the main attractions here. If you want to spend a peaceful and tranquil time, Bhutan is the place to be. Some places you must visit are Thimphu, Paro, Buddha Dordenma, Dzong and Jakar Valley. Bhutanese cuisine is a must-try, and you can also indulge in adventure activities like whitewater rafting and trekking. The flight duration from India is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, and there are several places to stay here for a memorable journey.

3. Thailand


Over the years, Thailand has become one of the most popular international destinations visited by several tourists throughout the year. Every beach lover has Thailand on his/her travel list. This place is a perfect mix of modernism, tradition and cultural heritage. With picturesque beaches, natural beauty and exotic street food, Thailand is truly a tourist’s paradise. You may see the Grand Palace and gorgeous temples here; a few days can also be spent in Bangkok and Phuket, Koh Samui and Krabi. It takes approximately 4 hours to reach Thailand by flight.

4. The Maldives


The Maldives has lately become every tourist’s choice. The clear blue skies, water, extraordinary marine life and picture-perfect beaches make it an adventure of a lifetime. As wide as your eyes can see there is water, and the trip will be incomplete without trying some water sports like snorkelling, deep-sea diving, scuba diving and dolphin watching. The Maldives is a wonderful honeymoon destination; you can indulge in exotic spas and have a romantic dinner by the beach with a sunset view. The Maldives is a heaven for seafood lovers as well; there is something in store for every tourist. You can choose a stay that suits you best and set out on a 4-hour journey from India.

5. Laos


If you are looking for a vacation destination amongst the greenery, Laos offers you plenty of it. From forests and mountains to bright green rice and tea fields, Laos is truly an underrated international travel destination. There are countless waterfalls, lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and French architecture here that will charm and delight you. Ride a bike or go on a trek in the mountains; some of the must-visit places are Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Kuang Si Waterfall. You can reach Laos from India in only 4 hours and 14 minutes and have a holiday to remember.

6. Dubai


Talking about international travel destinations from India in less than 5 hours and not mentioning Dubai is not possible. A view from the mighty Burj Khalifa is a dream come true for several tourists. A royal place, a tourist hotspot, this ultramodern city will not disappoint you. You can take a deep dive in the world's deepest swimming pool or go on a desert safari, learn to surf and shop till you drop. Moreover, when in Dubai, you will get several opportunities to keep yourself entertained; so, you must remember to have fun here. A flight from India takes you to Dubai in only 3 hours and 35 minutes.

With access to over 100 resorts in India and the world, Club Mahindra ensures that your holidays are sorted. We bring you great hospitality, budget-friendly holiday packages, comfortable and safe stay so that your trip turns out to be amazing and hassle-free. Plan your upcoming trip today!

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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