In Local 10 with Apoorva Rao aka @apytravelstories, we asked her to share some recommendations of her favourite spots, shopping places, and much more from different cities in India.
Apoorva is a full-time travel blogger and has been to many places. She has also explored quite a few local spots, eateries, and her Instagram feed and blog talks a lot about that. So, if we are asking you to bookmark these recommendations, you should definitely make a note of it. So without any further ado, let’s get started with Local 10 with Apoorva Rao.
1) Favourite city in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer, aka the Golden City of India, is distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. It is known for its beautiful temples, Palaces, Havelis, Museums, and many other tourist spots. Apoorva calls it her favourite city for a reason, and you will know it once you are there. So, pack your bags and head to this beautiful city!
2) Favourite market for Budget shopping
Sarojni Market has everything at an affordable price, from home decor to fancy clothes, to anything decorative, this place is heaven for all Delhiites. Apoorva recommends it to everybody on earth for a budget shopping. So, what are you waiting for? Aajao Delhi 😉
3) Your go to Travel destination
Himachal Pradesh is a land of scenic views, and hill stations. The outdoor activities like paragliding, ice-skating, trekking, rafting, and heli-skiing will make your vacations memorable! Apoorva recommends Himachal, so bookmark it quickly.
4) Favourite staycation in Goa
Well, if you are planning to visit Goa, then stay in this gorgeous Cabo Serai, recommended by Apoorva. It is a stone’s throw away from the azure waters of Cabo De Rama beach in south Goa. Reside in their luxury cottage or tent, and listen to some soothing music!
5) Must visit Cafe
Coromandel Cafe, in Pondicherry, serves some killer Italian, French, Mexican, and seafood dishes. Apoorva is a foodie too, which makes it a must-visit cafe if you are in Pondicherry.
6) Favourite quick shopping spot
Travelling requires a lot of quick shopping, as you are always moving. So, if Apoorva is recommending Colaba, you should shop here at least once in your life!
7) A lesser known place you would recommend in India
Varkala Cliff has been declared as a Geo-heritage site in India and is situated in Thiruvananthapuram. The presence of 2000 years old Janardhan Swami Temple near the cliff makes it a must-visit place in Kerala, and the view is oh so beautiful! Bookmark this underrated gem.
8) Favourite Place for Solo travelling
Travelling with friends and family is fun, but there is something unique about solo trips. And we know that you are still confused about the location, but hey, don’t worry, Apoorva has an answer for you! She recommends Goa for your solo adventure. Enjoy the beaches, the cafes, the sunset, and much more. And, hey, don’t forget to try all the beach sports!!
9) Favourite photo spot in your city
we had to ask this question since Apoorva is from Hyderabad. And, she recommends Charminar for it! Your pictures will be flawless, and why not look at this stunning architectural beauty. You can go with the regular poses or do literally anything, and the results will be chaarming!
10) Favourite Palace in India
Our country is known for its exceptionally stunning palaces, and so it is even more difficult to decide which one to see first. Apoorva’s favourite one is Amber palace, aka Amer Fort in Rajasthan.