Best of India!
Travel to lose yourself within a new world. Travel to meet new people. Travel to explore and experience. Travel to create memories of a lifetime. Each one of us has heard about these. But ever thought about travelling to live? This should be the primary aim of every travel freak. India is one such country that allows you to live through your journey. A country with the most vivid history and heritage, India is a land of dreams and the largest democracy in the world. With festivals so colorful, food so delicious, culture so rich and people so friendly, India becomes a favored tourist destination. So here comes the list of top destinations of India to scratch off your bucket list this year.
Golden Triangle – The road most taken
Golden Triangle consolidates India’s three major destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This route offers an intimate look at the great Indian tradition and culture. While Delhi, being the capital city provides insights of some famous monuments such as Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and Qutub Minar, Agra houses the epitome of love – Taj Mahal. Built with white marble by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, it is almost impossible to measure the amount of love that the emperor had for his wife to build such an amazing monument that stands high till today and inspires lovers. Taj Mahal is not just a part of the Seven Wonders of the World but is the pride of Nation. While Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City. Jaipur is enclosed with historic structures and monuments that display the pink hues of the city. Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar are some of the most visited places of Jaipur. These destinations form a shape of a triangle on a map thus called the Golden Triangle. No doubt, it is the road most taken in India.
Goa – The madness of beaches
Goa is the party place of India which is visited by both national and international tourists. Affluent in various activities, this destination will surely make you fall in love with it. Whether you are with your family, friends or spouse, Goa will amaze you with its vibe. Goa is not just about beaches and parties but it’s about the romantic candle light dinners, beautiful sunsets, appealing churches, vibrant flea markets, various forms of water sports and getting inked to take along with you memories of a lifetime. Not to miss the Sunburn Festival which is a three day long fete and very popular among youth.
Kerala – The journey towards unwinding
Known as God’s own country, Kerala is blessed with nature’s beauty. Apt for family holidays, romantic getaways and honeymoon, Kerala is a fusion of serene backwaters, cultural festivals, panoramic views, endless beaches, amazing wildife and palatable local food. On one hand, travelers can relax on the houseboats of Kerala whereas on other they can experience rich wildlife in Periyar National Park. While enjoying boating on Periyar Lake, do not forget to capture some amazing shots. For all those who want to have a relaxing experience during their India tour, Kerala offers soothing ayurvedic therapies too. So now there is one more reason to be a part of the Kerala trip!
Gujarat – Wildlife and heritage
From being a preferential port for seafarers to the center point of business and industry, from a hub for culture and spirituality to the abode of Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat is not just the pivot of trade in the country but also an idyllic tourist destination. Popularly known as the Jewel of the West, Gujarat takes you to the famous Hindu pilgrimage – Dwarkadhish Temple. It is a perfect destination for wildlife lovers as Gujarat vacation takes you to Gir National Forest which is home to Asiatic lions, antelopes, jackals, fox and many more. Not to miss the famed Gujarati cuisine consisting of dhokla, jalebi, undhiyu etc. while being on a trip to Gujarat.
Varanasi – Ordinary yet extraordinary
If you are someone fascinated by the brazenness of heat, coolness of wind, sanctity of temples, voice of peacock and smell of the streets, Varanasi is a perfect destination for you. Varanasi is the embodiment of the statement – Simplicity is the best beauty! Locals believe that lord Shiva protects the holy city of Varanasi from all evils and sins. A pious city with numerous temples and some amazing street food, Varanasi welcomes its visitors with warm hospitality.
Madhya Pradesh – Witnessing the wildlife
Known as the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh has a lot of unique tourist attractions making it a famous tourist destination. From erotic sculptures of Khajuraho to the amazing wildlife of Bandhavgarh and Kanha, Madhya Pradesh has it all. The natural beauty of this state lies in its unparalleled, spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers and dense forests. The forest cover of this beautiful place is rich in biodiversity. One can visit Pench National Park, Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh to witness rare species of animals and plants along with ferocious tigers.
Rishikesh – Place of sagas
The town of Rishikesh is situated in the foothill of Himalayas. It is the starting point of the famous chaar dhaam yatra and an ideal destination not just for pilgrims but people interested in meditation, yoga and adventure. The pious city is known or its sacred shrines, ashrams and religious places which are visited by thousands of tourists every year. One can feel the essence of spirituality along the banks of river Ganges and immerse in the divine aura of the auspicious Ganga aarti which is held at Triveni Ghat. Rishikesh is also famous for river rafting which is the highlight of Rishikesh tour. The world also flocks here to master asanas and indulge in rejuvenation.
Tamil Nadu – Quenching the thirst for exploration
A state that boasts of gorgeous coastline, richness of wildlife, tranquil hill stations and temple with intricate carvings, Tamil Nadu is a complete package for every travel freak. While the influence of Cholas, Pandyas and Pallavas can still be witnessed giving the state an ancient vibe, the capital city Chennai and several other cities are a fine blend of ancient and modern giving tourists a chance to have an experience of the fusion. One can visit the famous Kapaleeshwarar temple of Chennai and Meenakshi temple of Madurai. While Thanjavur takes you to Brihadeeswarar temple which is a UNESCO world heritage site, Kanyakumari lets you witness the meeting of three majestic water bodies – Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Not to miss the flavorsome cuisine that goes beyond traditional idli, sambhar and dosa. Relish the delicious sea food and rice dishes on a Tamil Nadu vacation!
Mumbai – Where life never stops
Mumbai is a magical city with a vibe that cannot be felt anywhere else. Home to India’s most prolific film industry and some of the most expensive houses, the vibrant city truly mirrors the diversity that India is known for. Mumbai has something to offer to every tourist. While some love to visit the major landmark – Gateway of India, others want to have a relaxing experience at Juhu beach. Other places of interest include Elephanta caves, Marine drive to view the setting sun at dusk and obviously the most famous place of Mumbai – Film City. For all those who love to shop their hearts out can visit Colaba Causeway market which is known for trendy clothes, British era buildings, fashionable boutiques and delicious food. A Mumbai tour is perfect for all those who wish to experience amazing nightlife along with witnessing the rich culture of India.
Dharamshala – Bliss in hills
Dharamshala with Dhauladhar ranges and thick deodar forests in its background is a panoramic and scenic hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Tourists can visit Mcleodganj, Triund, Dal Lake, Satobari and many other picturesque places while being on a Dharamshala tour. The beautiful hill station boasts of colorful temples, ancient monasteries, sparkling waterfalls and stunning lakes. Dharamshala truly feels like some other world of peace and quiet in a world that is in perpetual rush. So, without any further ado creep down here for a mesmerizing and peaceful vacation.
It is very difficult to come up with the most beautiful destinations of India. Obviously, each destination and every city has its own uniqueness. There are many other places to visit and explore but let’s start with a few and create memories of a lifetime with a splendid India tour.
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