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India is the largest country in the South Asia Region, and shares International borders with Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Tibet. From magnificent Himalayan ranges to vibrant beaches of Indian Ocean, india has a blessed topography. Talking about the tourist places in India, it is a land of timeless monuments, forts, palaces and their ruins and many heritage and archeological sites which are built around stories from the past. The capital of India is Delhi. It is a city of many mughal monuments and colonial-era parliament buildings and bustling lanes and busy streets. Indian Islands like Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep are some secluded land which are surrounded by the Indian oceans and are best for the water enthusiasts. Indian is a country of colorful festivals, amazing remote mountainous villages, famous rivers like Indus, Brahmaputra and Ganges and serves as base to many Himalayan treks. You get to see vestiges of lost empires in almost every neighborhood in India which are evidences to its glorious and rich history.

India is a land of turbans, moustaches, bright saris, palaces, rivers and mountains, one thing which you must know that there are more than 20 languages which are spoken in India, Hindi is not commonly spoken by everyone but a large chunk of the population speaks Hindi. English can be understood in almost every parts of India, perhaps, not remote villages. India is a multitude of culture and tradition topped with a history that still stands in its forts and palaces, which form the major part of the tourist places in India.

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Travel Advice

  • There are a number of foreigner tourists visiting India and hence, there are a lot of scammers who try to fool tourists by selling souvenirs, local dresses, jewelry and a lot of other things. So, do not speak to strangers easily.

  • Always carry sufficient cash with you but take care of it because incidences of pick pocketing and stealing are very common here.

  • Do not trust any tourist agency unless you check for their authorization. Usually book your tour facilities from an authorized tour agency.

  • Do not travel alone at night in lonely areas.

  • Carry your passport and other identity proofs at all times.

  • Try to find fellow travelers from your city/country and keep in touch with them if you are a solo traveler.

  • People can fool you and send you to wrong addresses and hence, carry a map and GPS device and trust only the given directions.

Drinking Laws

The drinking laws in India are different for every state, being from 18 years to 25 years, but in most of the states and Union territories, it is 21 years.

Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

Ranthambore Tiger Safaris
Tiger, the national animal of India rules this arid national park in the state of Rajasthan and if you wish to have some of the best tiger sightings, Ranthambhore National park is a must visit place as you will see a tiger at the closest distance in this park. Other famous tiger sanctuaries are Jim Corbett National Park, Bandhavgarh national park and Pench Tiger reserve.

If you want to see the real royalty of India, you have to visit Udaipur and Jaisalmer. Udaipur, the city of palaces will show you the best architecture of India, along with giving you an essence of the most colorful Rajasthani culture. The grand palaces, sparkling golden desert sand and colorfully dressed people showcasing their art and culture will leave you mesmerized.

Agra is the home of Taj Mahal, a tomb which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra also has another specimens of grand Mughal architecture like the Agra fort. Also visit Mathura to feel the sense of devotion towards Krishna and other Gods.

Jammu and Kashmir
Known as heaven on Earth, Kashmir is a nature’s miracle bestowed upon this part of India. The serene lakes, mountains, snow glaciers and houseboats to live in are an experience worth taking. There are a number of sight-seeing places and things to do in Kashmir which will not only show you something new, but will show you something worth remembering for life.

Goa-West Coast
Goa is an internationally famous holiday destination. One of the party capitals of India, Goa is a place flocked with foreigner tourists as it offers different things from glamourous night clubs and casinos to calm and serene beaches to just sun-bathe and relax.

Two of the most holy destinations located on the banks of the most worshipped river of India, the Ganges, these places will make you witness the real devotion Indians have for their Gods. If you are looking for a spiritual and peaceful yet fun experience, you should definitely visit these places. Rishikesh is also a hub for white river rafting and other water sports in India.

Kerala Backwaters
If you love lush green landscapes and rainy atmosphere, Kerala Backwaters is the right place to visit. It gives you a chance to witness the traditional south Indian culture while staying in the backwaters of Kerala and have sheer experience of tranquility.

Trekking in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh has some of the most adventure filled trekking routes in the world. Roopkund, Valley of Flowers, and Triund are some of the most famous treks in Himachal where you will have the most thrilling experiences of your life and will remember your trip to India forever.

What you will like there?

Welcoming people
The people of India are very helpful and welcoming. The people here never make tourists feel like outsiders because they follow a principle called ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, which means ‘Guests are our Gods’, and most of the people here indeed treat you that way.

Stunning Monuments
The architecture of India is no less than a wonder. The palaces, carvings and intricate paintings on walls of temples, ancient cave paintings, tall standing forts and sea fortresses and a lot more! You cannot stop admiring the grand architecture of India.

Diverse Culture
India is a country packed with rich cultural heritage and diversity. With every 5 miles you move, you will find people behaving, speaking, dressing and eating differently. Hence, no matter how much you try to understand or keep a track, you will forget what you first saw or witnessed in India until you leave from here. With this, you will surely have a lot of stories to tell when you go back.

Tourist facilities
India is flocked with tourists all over the year and hence, there are enough tourist facilities like accommodation, public transports, frequent flights, multi-cuisine restaurants, booking agencies and other convenience facilities because of which, you will not face any difficulties or inconvenience while you are on a tour to India.

Recommended reads for destination

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Incredible India Website

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India Travel Forum

Books :

Lonely Planet India (Travel Guide)

What are some famous tourist attractions in Maldives?

1. National Art Gallery: Exhibiting numerous beautiful local and international artworks, this art gallery is loaded with fresco paintings and ancient items. Not only this gallery hosts exhibitions but also holds many promotional events where people can enjoy the beauty of these ancient items in a better way. What makes it a famous tourist attraction are the ancient maldivian dresses and other wearables.

2. Male Friday Mosque: Built in 1658, thia ancient mosque has been exhibiting the marvels of Islamic architecture for ages. From the beautiful wall carvings to the eye-catching structure, this mosque has been attracting flocks of crowds towards it due to its beautiful architecture. The mosque also falls in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

3. Grand Friday Mosque: Being the biggest mosque in Maldives makes it a pilgrimage site and attracts loads of tourists and devotees everyday. This magnificent white coloured infrastructure of this mosque is an architectural marvel in itself, thus makes it a must visit place in Maldives.

4. Hanifaru Bay: If you want to get a deeper knowledge of marine life in Maldives and want to indulge in a session of Scuba Diving then Hanifaru Bay is for you. The waters around this bay are home to loads of beautiful and colourful marines which can be seen resting in their natural habitat.

When is the best time to visit India?

The best time to visit India is from October to March. India is large with diverse weather patterns. The Himalayas stop cold winds from reaching most of India so winters remain warm and summers can get very hot. The majority of India is tropical and is affected by three main seasons; summer, winter and monsoon.

How to reach India?

Fly to India from any corner of the world. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad are some major international airports in India. These airports serve traffic across the globe and are tend to be situated on the outskirts of the cities, not all though. To get in and around the city, there are prepaid taxis and auto rickshaws stationed outside the terminus.

Do I need a visa for India? How does one get an India visa?

Visa is required to everyone who is traveling to India. A 60 day, double entry electronic visa for citizens of 161 countries was introduced by the government of India, for further inquiries check on the official website. One can obtain a tourist visa for maximum of 6 months.

What is the currency of India and where can I get my money exchanged?

Rupee is the currency of India and you can exchange your money on arrival at the airport of India. There are several booths for currency exchange where you can get your money exchanged, which are usually available before you leave the custom area so keep checking. Always insist on a currency exchange receipt.

Which are the best places to visit in Spain?

Spain being large in size, has many destinations to visit with Madrid and Barcelona being the most popular. Even the lesser visited destinations like Ibiza is now growing on the rise as a popular destination among youngsters. Here is a list of the major tourist attractions in Spain:

  • Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Park Guell in Barcelona
  • Alhambra Palace in Granada
  • Casa Mila in Barcelona
  • Teide National Park
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Plaza de Espana in Seville
  • La Rambla Square in Barcelona
  • La Bouqueria Market in Barcelona
  • Camp Nou

What is the local food of India? Which are the best places to taste this food?

Indian people live around food and just food; boasting a taste for uniqueness and varieties, here are some of the famous local foods which Indians are fond of.

Bhel Puri and Sev Puri in Mumbai

Malaiyo and Rasmalai in Banaras

Chhole Bhature, Golgappe, Haleem and Nihari in Delhi

Apang, Arunachal Pradesh

Gushtaba, Rista, and Roghan Josh in Kashmir

Biryani in Hyderabad

Galawati beef or mutton kebabs in Lucknow

Dal Bati Churma and Laal maas in Rajasthan

Paratha and Lassi in Amritsar and Delhi

Darjeeling Tea and Kerala coffee

Dhokla, Khakra, Khandwis and Thepla in Gujarat

Litti Chokha and Jhaal muri in Bihar

Dosa and Idli in Mysore

Sondesh and Gulab jamun in Kolkata

What is the best public transport to commute around India?

In metro or big cities, auto rickshaws and Taxis are available. If you plan to travel interstate of inter cities then planes and trains are some good options, however trains in India can be notoriously crowded and may exceed the expected arrival or departure time, hence try to book in advance for a confirm seat.

Another great option is hire a cab or a car with a driver and wander if you wish to travel at the ease of your comfort.

Do I need to have any vaccinations before the trip to India?

Confirm with your health specialist about your routine vaccination. Besides the routine vaccination, all the travelers are also advised to get travel vaccines like Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, and rabies after discussing with your travel health specialist. As India is a developing country, the effect of food and water content may vary from individual to individual but getting the above mentioned vaccines can ensure a safe travel in India.

What is the local language in India and which are the most commonly used greetings?

There are more than 20 languages which are spoken across the country and each region can have a different local language than the other. Hindi is spoken widespread but not by everyone and English can be understood in most part of the country.

"Namaskar" (hello), "shukriya" (thank you), "aap kaise hai" (how are you), "kitna hai" (how much) and "naam kya hai" (what's your name), these are some of the common greetings, expressions which are used in India and can be helpful on your trip to this country.

Which are the best shopping places in India and what are they famous for?

If you do not shop in India on your visit, you are doing injustice to yourself as where else can you find the colorful, varied and multitude of art inspired stuffs?

  • Colaba Causeway, Mumbai: Slippers, shoes, chains, beads, bags, purses and for a hundred of other needs, you come to Colaba causeway. It is famous for the authentic Junk Jewelries and Kolhapuris.
  • Sarojini, Delhi: This non-branded market is the love of Delhi crowd. Sarojini caters to all your need but you have to remember to bargain as much as you can to get good deals.
  • Hazratganj, Lucknow: The old city of Awadh has a beautiful lane dedicated to shopping which houses both branded and non-branded shops. Buy perfumes and Chikan embroidered dresses in Lucknow.
  • Law Garden, Ahmedabad: It has a multitude of stalls selling traditional hand-embroidered products like bags, clothes, shoes, accessories which are made and imported from the villages of Kutch and Saurashtra.
  • New Market, Kolkata: From traditional accessories, clothes and other trinkets to the Bengali famous cotton saris, it is a paradise for the shopaholics for the cheap prices and impeccable varieties that it offers in abundance.
  • Fashion Street, Cantonment Pune: Multiple stalls which serve a multitude of shopping needs, like dresses, footwear, accessories etc.
  • Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar and Anjuna Flea market, Goa: Both the markets offer live music, drinks, and shops. From Indian handicraft to homemade knick knacks, gypsy boxes to leather products, you find almost everything here.
  • Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur: Famous for lac products, Jootis, and handicrafts.
  • Commercial Street, Bangalore: One can find good quality and reasonably priced silk products in the branded showrooms as well as the street shops.
  • Jew Street At Fort Kochi, Kochi: The street is dotted with numerous pretty and old shops displaying old collection of antiques and crafts.

Which are the famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India?

India is a land of diverse flora and Fauna and a unique Himalayan jungles. This list of famous wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks in India is given below:

  • Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
  • Gir National Park & Sasan Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
  • Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
  • Kaziranga National Park, Assam
  • Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
  • Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
  • Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  • Periyar National Park, Kerala
  • Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

When is the famous Camel fair held in Pushkar? What is so special about it?

This seven days celebration is held on the auspicious day of full moon in Kartik month which falls between October and November. This year the Puskar Mela/ Pushkar Fair is from 28th October till 04th November.

This is an annual camel and livestock fair, which is celebrated in the town of Pushkar. This fair is famous for being one of the world’s largest cattle fairs.

Where can I do water sports activities in India?

The places which are famous for water-sports activities are Goa, Andaman Islands, Gokarna, Lakshadweep and Maharashtra. If your trip is solely dedicated to water sports activities then head to Goa, Lakshadweep and Andaman islands to experience the best of India.

Which are the best cycling tours in India?

The eco friendly way of exploring India can grant you some of the best routes and trails to pedal through and enjoy the scenic panorama.Also there are some best motorbike tours in India that is the dream of every bike rider. Take a note of these routes for the best cycling tours in India:

  • Bangalore to Goa (698 KM, Takes around 12-14 days)
  • Chennai to Pondicherry (155 KM, Takes around 3-4 days)
  • Mangalore to Goa (382 KM, Takes around 9-10 days)
  • Pune – Panshet Dam (80 KM, Takes around 1-3 days)
  • Munnar to Anamalai (210 KM, Takes around 5-6 days)
  • Gangtok to Darjeeling (456 KM, Takes around 11-12 days)
  • Udaipur to Jodhpur (352 KM, Takes around 8-10 days)
  • Rishikesh to Mussoorie (483 KM, Takes around 11-14 days)
  • Mysore to Ooty via Bandipur (126 KM, Takes around 2-4 days)
  • Shillong to Cherrapunji (275 KM, Takes around 5-7 days)
  • Leh to Khardung La (514 KM, Takes around 9-12 days)

How is the experience of travelling in luxury trains in Rajasthan?

The impressive interiors, breathtaking carriages and opulent lights of the luxury trains are just not enough. You get to live the royal lifestyle of former rulers of India while travelling on these trains. Trains visiting Rajasthan can be an impressive journey across the breadth and length of the state that displays the heritage, culture, richness and the traditions of this country in its hospitality, opulence and grand luxury.

I am visiting India for the first time how should I prepare myself ?

India is a vast and bewildering country, it is a huge land so this is literally can give a culture shock but some things which are to be kept in mind while traveling to India are mentioned below:

  • Avoid the rush: Do your research right; a wisely planned itinerary can bestow you with a unique experience of the place. Do not try to cover a lot in a relatively less time.
  • Keep a check on what you eat and drink, better to survive on bottled water and fresh food. But this does not mean that you will rule out the street food after all, India is known for its aromatic street foods.
  • Getting around in India can get a lot longer than expected so don’t get upset or panic, instead have patience. Keep a lot of extra time in your itinerary for you can always meet an adventure on the roads.
  • Be safe: Do not carry a lot of cash while traveling in Public transports or while strolling through narrowed lanes in the dark.
  • Noise is very common on the bustling streets and on the roads, sometimes you may become a victim of honking and shouting so be prepared.
  • Visit the small villages if you want to see the true India.

Which places are good for desert camping in India?

The Thar Desert is the main desert land in India, however sand dunes and deserted areas can be found in some more regions of India which are listed below:

  • Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Hunder village, Nubra Valley, Ladakh
  • Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Hodka (Bhuj), Gujarat

Which are the famous treks in India?

There are uncountable treks to which India can serve as a base, given below are some of the famous trails which are trekked with sheer fondness and love.

  • Zanskar Chadar Trek, Ladakh
  • Kheerganga Trek, Himachal Pradesh
  • Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra
  • Sach Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
  • Dzongri Trek, West Sikkim
  • Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
  • Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
  • Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala
  • Chandratal Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh
  • Kumara Parvatha Trek, Karnataka
  • Araku Valley Trek, Andhra Pradesh
  • Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
  • Lamayuru Trek, Ladakh
  • Indrahar Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
  • Deoriatal Trek, Uttarakhand
  • Goecha La Trek, West Sikkim

Where can I experience scuba diving in India?

The coastal region of India is quite large and phenomenal for activities such as scuba diving, check out these destinations for watersports like Scuba.

  • Lakshadweep Island
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Pondicherry
  • Goa
  • Tarkarli, Maharashtra
  • Karnataka

Which are the famous Hill stations in India?

Listed below are the most famous Hill stations in India; as being the popular destinations, you can find a swarm of tourist in these hill stations but these main stations can connect you to some equally majestic location in villages nearby or towns which are less famous but are less crowded too.

  • Srinagar, Kashmir
  • Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Ooty, Tamil Nadu
  • Darjeeling, West Bengal
  • Matheran, Maharashtra
  • Leh, Ladakh
  • Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
  • Munnar, Kerala
  • Mt. Abu Rajasthan
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Nainital, Uttarakhand

Which are the famous forts and palaces in India?

o India is a land of history, regal lineages and archeological ruins. Here is a comprehensive list of the ageless forts and palaces which were crafted ages ago yet they stand testimony to the test of time.

  • Red Fort, Delhi: One of the most popular forts in India
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  • Maharaja’s Palace, Mysore
  • City Palace, Jaipur
  • Amber Fort, Rajasthan
  • Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra
  • Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh
  • Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
  • Golconda Fort, Telangana
  • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
  • Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
  • Warangal Fort, Andhra Pradesh
  • Agra Fort, Agra
  • Cooch Behar Palace, West Bengal

Which are the best places for a family holiday in India?

There are all types of places in India for a family holiday. From the architectural trails of the past to the serene valleys of Himalayas and Nilgiris, religious getaways to ocean hideaways; India is a package that no one denies.

o The paradise of India: Himachal Pradesh

o Heaven on Earth: Kashmir

o The Golden Triangle: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur

o Northeast: Meghalaya, Darjeeling, Assam, Nagaland.

o The religious and adventurous combo: Haridwar and Rishikesh

o Rajasthan Jewels: Jodhpur and Udaipur

o Nainital and Jim Corbett National Park

o The Indian Islands: Andaman and Nicobar

o God’s own country: Kerala

o The holy city: Banaras

o Puri in Orissa

o City of Dreams: Mumbai

o Kashmir of South: Coorg, Ooty, Kodaikanal

Which are the best things to do for couples in India?

There are myriad of things which a couple can enjoy in India depending on the interest of a person. Some of the things which are trending as couple activities are mentioned here:

  • Stay in a boathouse in Srinagar (Kashmir) or in Alleppey (Kerala)
  • Cuddle up in a tree house in Coorg
  • Take a boat tour in Nainital lake
  • Visit the British colonies of Pondicherry
  • Take a toy train ride in Darjeeling
  • Take a Gondola ride and ski in Gulmarg (Kashmir)
  • Tour in a Shikara in Dal lake
  • Stroll in the old lanes of Shimla
  • Taste the mouthwatering street foods in India
  • Take a Jet Ski ride in Lakshadweep Island
  • Embark on a bike trip to the rugged terrains of Ladakh
  • Ski in Auli
  • Visit the strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar
  • Witness the Rann Mahotsav in Rann of Kutch
  • Enjoy a rafting experience in Rishikesh
  • Stay in a luxurious tented accommodation in Jaisalmer
  • Go for a monsoon drive from Mumbai to Lonavala or Pune

Which are some of the best destinations for a honeymoon in India?

A comprehensive list of places which are mostly visited for a honeymoon in India are:

o Srinagar (Kashmir)

o Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

o Lakshadweep

o Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

o Andaman Islands

o Manali (Himanchal Pradesh)

o Goa

o Udaipur (Rajasthan)

o Alleppey (Kerala)

o Coorg (Karnataka)

o Gangtok (Northeast India)

o Munnar (Kerala)

o Coonor (Karnataka)

o Matheran (Maharashtra)

o Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)

o Mt. Abu (Rajasthan)

o Lonavala and Khandala (Maharashtra)

o Hampi (Karnataka)

o Meghalaya (Northeast India)

o Leh (Ladakh)

Which places are good for a bike trip In India?

There roads are scenic and loaded with adventure on these routes. Make your India bike trip an exhilarating experience by riding on these terrains.

o Guwahati to Tawang

o Manali to leh ladakh

o Shillong to Cherrapunjee

o Jaipur to Jaisalmer

o Mumbai to Goa

o Delhi to Nainital

o Ahmedabad to Kutch

o Shimla to Spiti Valley

o Valparai to Vazhachal Forest

o Chennai to Pondicherry

o Delhi – Ranthambore

o Darjeeling to Sikkim

What are some of the best places to experience the Himalayas?

Himalayas are the strength of India and is considered a shield that is worshipped by the people in India. The magnificent appearance and firmness of these mountains can be experienced from many places in India, some of which are listed below.

o Suru Valley, Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley (Leh Ladakh)

o Parvati and Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

o Spiti and Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh- Kaza, Tabo, Nako.

o Betab Valley

o Kinnaur Valley, Himachal Pradesh- Sangla, Raksham Chitkul

o Bhagirathi Valley, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

o Brahmaputra Valley, Assam

o Doon Valley

o Har ki Doon Valley, Uttarakhand

Which are some famous beaches in India?

India is surrounded by the Ocean on three sides and that denotes the presence of endless beaches. The most famous beaches in India are:

  • Agonda beach- Goa
  • Cavelossim Beach- Goa
  • Radhanagar Beach- Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Benaulim Beach- South Goa
  • Candolim Beach, Goa
  • Puri Beach- Orissa
  • Varca Beach- Goa
  • Elephanta Beach, Havelock Island- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Vagator Beach- Goa
  • Yarada Beach, Visakhapatnam- Andhra Pradesh
  • Arambol Beach- North Goa
  • Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram- Tamil Nadu
  • Palolem Beach- South Goa
  • Mandrem Beach- North Goa
  • Colva Beach- South Goa
  • Muzhappilangad Drive in Beach, Kannur- Kerala
  • Ganpatipule Beach- Maharashtra
  • Marari Beach- Kerala
  • Ramakrishna Beach, Visakhapatnam- Andhra Pradesh
  • Gokarna, Karnataka

What are the best destinations to learn Yoga?

India is known as the birthplace of Yoga Vidya. The best places where you can find numerous yoga retreats to learn and practice are:

  • Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  • Assagao (Goa)
  • Dharamkot (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • Puducherry or Pondicherry (Tamilnadu)
  • Mysore (Karnataka)
  • Lonavala (Maharashtra)
  • Munger (Bihar)
  • Arambol (Goa)

Which are the famous Temples in India?

If you don’t find timeless temples in India, where else in the world will you find then? The most famous temples in India are:

  • Badrinath Temple and Kedarnath Temple (Uttarakhand)
  • The Konark Sun Temple (Odisha)
  • Brihadeeswarar Temple (Tamilnadu)
  • Somnath Temple (Gujarat)
  • Vaishno Devi Mandir (Katra, Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Golden Temple (Amritsar, Punjab)
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Banaras, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Lord Jagannath Temple (Orissa)
  • Meenakshi Temple (Madurai, Tamilnadu)
  • Amarnath Cave Temple (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Lingaraja Temple (Orissa)
  • Tirupati Balaji (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Kanchipuram Temples (Tamil Nadu)
  • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Virupaksha Temple (Hampi, Karnataka)
  • Akshardham Temple (Delhi)
  • Gomateshwara temple (Karnataka)
  • Ranakpur Temple (Rajasthan)
  • Dwarkadhish Temple (Gujarat)
  • Sanchi Stupa (Madhya Pradesh)

Which are the UNESCO world heritage sites in India?

India is a treasure trove of archeological sites, some of the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites in India are:

  • Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Nalanda Mahavihara (Bihar)
  • Ajanta & Ellora Caves and Elephanta caves (Maharashtra)
  • Monuments at Hampi (Karnataka)
  • Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi)
  • Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Khajuraho group of monuments (Madhya Pradesh)
  • The Jantar Mantar (Jaipur)
  • Qutub Minar (Delhi)
  • Monuments at Mahabalipuram (Tamilnadu)
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Sun Temple, Konark (Orissa)

Which are the best locations for a village safari in India?

A large chunk of the Indian land still belongs to rustic and raw villages and the best way to experience them is by taking a village safari on the given routes and destinations:

  • Rann of Kutch (Kutch villages in Gujarat)
  • The pinds of Punjab
  • Villages in Spiti valley (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Sunderbans villages, West Bengal
  • Bishnoi village, Rajasthan
  • Villages in Kangra Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Northeastern villages of India (Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya)
  • Villages of Maharashtra
  • Villages of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir

What are some must carry things to keep in mind while travelling to India?

Some of the must carry things to your trip to India are listed below based on people’s experiences.

  • Wet wipes: You can easily be washed by sweats during summers, so carry the wipes.
  • Sanitizer: Just to avoid unhygienic contacts and to stay well.
  • Your camera: India is a vibrant and a very colorful country, you wouldn’t return without having a full memory card.
  • Earplugs: India can become very noisy at times, if you want to avoid the unwanted noises then carry your earplugs.
  • Headlamp: The source of light when you are trekking, walking, or camping in the dark.
  • Dry gear bag: If you are carrying your camera, phone, laptop then it is better to have a dry gear bag.
  • Combination lock: if you are carrying costly gears and you want to be on the safer side.
  • First Aid Kit: Not only in India, but it is important to carry on every travel expedition or trip.
  • Carry a Personal U. V water purifier (U.V + U.F + Activated Carbon) : If you are doubtful about the drinking water inside the packaged bottle which are sold in India, you can carry a purifier to be sure that you are drinking safe water.

Which are some places to experience the art of Ayurveda healing?

Ayurveda healing in India is an art of medication since inception and the best places to enjoy a retreat can be:

  • Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala
  • Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
  • Ayurveda resort Somatheeram, Kerala
  • Devaaya, The Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre, Goa
  • The Leela, Udaipur

What are some famous heritage destinations in India?

India is known for its heritage and cultural diversity; some of the famous heritage destinations in India are:

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Delhi
  • Tamilnadu
  • Karnataka
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Maharashtra
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

How is the nightlife of India? Which are the most happening places in India?

India is a very vast countries and not every city is a night city. The nightlife culture is mainly seen in the metro cities of India such as:

  • Goa
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Pune
  • Kolkata
  • Chandigarh
  • Jaipur
  • Gurgaon

Which are the best islands to visit in India?

There are river and ocean Islands in India and some of the best islands are listed below:

  • Majuli Island — River Islands in Assam
  • Barren Island — A part of Andaman Islands
  • Lakshadweep Islands — Lakshadweep
  • St Mary’s Islands —Karnataka
  • Grand Island — Goa
  • Little Andaman Island — Andaman and Nicobar
  • Diu Island — Daman and Diu
  • Divar Island — Goa
  • Great Nicobar Island — Andaman and Nicobar

What are famous cruising destinations in India?

Being surrounded by the sea from three sides, India is an ideal cruising destination. Some of the destinations which can serve your desire of cruising at the best are:

  • Andaman Islands
  • Goa
  • Maharashtra (Mumbai)
  • Chilka Lake, Odisha
  • Cochin, Kerala
  • Daman and Diu
  • Brahmaputra, Northeast
  • Sunderban, West Bengal
  • Alleppey, Kerala

Which are the best and craziest water parks in India?

There are many water parks in India to beat the summer heat but the best and the craziest ones are listed below:

  • Adlabs Aquamagica, Off Mumbai – Pune Expressway
  • Wonder La, Bangalore
  • Aquatica Water Park, Kolkata
  • Wonder La Kochi
  • World of Wonder (WOW), Noida
  • Queens Land, Chennai
  • Fun‘n’Food Village, Delhi
  • Ocean Park, Hyderabad
  • GRS Fantasy Park, Mysore
  • Dreamworld Water Park, Thrissur
  • MGM Dizzee World, Chennai
  • Wonder La, Hyderabad
  • Funcity, Chandigarh

Which are the best places for river rafting in India?

India is a gifted land, bestowed with some of the famous rivers in the world. Almost all the rivers of India makes good tides for rafting adventures, some of the places where you can enjoy rafting are:

  1. River Ganga, Rishikesh
  2. Kullu-Manali
  3. Lohit River, Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Tons River, Uttarakhand
  5. Sumdo, Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Padum to Nimmo Zanskar River (Ladakh)
  7. River Bhagirathi, Uttarakhand
  8. Kolad- Kundalika River, Maharashtra
  9. Teesta River, Sikkim and Darjeeling
  10.  Barapole river, Coorg
  11.  Brahmaputra River, Arunachal Pradesh

What are the famous festivals of India?

India celebrates every month with one or the other festivals and the most famous ones are:

  • Baisakhi: It is the harvest festival of Punjab and is celebrated among the Sikh community.
  • Deepavali: This is a festival of light which is celebrated by decorating the houses with clay lamps, and candles.
  • Holi: It signifies the victory of good over bad and is the festival of colors which is one of the most famous festivals of India.
  • Eid-ul-fitr: It is celebrated as a conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan where the muslim community fast for a month. It is one of the major festivals of India, especially the Muslim community.
  • Dussehra/Durga Puja: This festival is a ten day celebration and is celebrated with grandeur especially in the state of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bengal and the whole of North India.
  • Hemis, Ladakh: The two-day religious festival from Ladakh is celebrated by dancing on the tunes of cymbals, drums, trumpets played by the monks.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi: The birthday of Lord Ganesha, a Hindu god is a celebration across India, especially in Maharashtra.
  • Gurupurab: It is celebrated in the Sikh community across India, especially Punjab. It marks the anniversaries of the ten Sikh Gurus.
  • Christmas: The churches and chapels are lit up and decorated to celebrate Christmas. Everyone in India waits for this day regardless of their religion.
  • Janmashtmi: The Janmashtami celebration is very popular in Mathura and Vrindavan, however, the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated across India.
  • Pongal: It is a four-day long harvest festival that is mainly celebrated in South India, primarily in Tamilnadu.
  • Onam: Onam is a festival of decorating houses with Pookalam (floral designs), and prepare Onasadya (elaborate meal of more than 10 dishes). This day is mainly celebrated in South India, primarily Kerala and snake boat race, Kathakali dancing is some of the major highlights of the celebration.
  • Raksha Bandhan: Rakhi is celebrated among Hindu that celebrates the brother-sister bond.
  • Bihu, Assam: This is a harvest festival of Assam and is celebrated in the North Eastern part of India.

Which are the famous museums in India?

Some of the famous and old museums in India are:

  • Indian Museum, Calcutta: Kolkata is a land of Museums and Indian Museum, Calcutta is the ninth oldest regular museum of the world.
  • National Museum, Delhi: The National Museum is the largest museum in India which displays artifacts belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization and the Mughal era.
  • Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad: This art museum has world’s largest collection of artifacts. Salar Jung Museum is among the most important attraction in Hyderabad.
  • The Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad: It dwells in one of the most beautifully, intricately wooden-carved Haveli in Ahmedabad and is one of the finest textile museums in the world.
  • The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai: It was earlier known as Victoria & Albert Museum and is the oldest museum in Mumbai.

Which are the famous skiing destinations in India?

The Himalayan slopes make India an idyllic destination for ski enthusiasts. Some of the destinations where you can slide and plunge with your ski gears are:

  • Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Solang Valley, Manali- Himachal Pradesh
  • Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand
  • Phuni Valley, Sikkim
  • Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Narkanda, Himanchal Pradesh
  • Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
  • Mundali, Uttarakhand
  • Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
  • Kufri, Himanchal Pradesh

What are the famous places to visit in North India?

The North India has Himalayas, river Ganges and Indus; this is side of the country is rich in beautiful places to enjoy a scenic sojourn.

  • Kashmir
  • Leh and Ladakh
  • Himanchal Pradesh
  • Haridwar and Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  • Delhi
  • Banaras (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Amritsar (Punjab)
  • Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

What are the famous places to visit in South India?

South India is the land of culture, tea, spices and coffee cultivation and beaches.

  • Gokarna, Karnataka
  • Munnar, Kerala
  • Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Alleppey, Kerala
  • Coorg, Karnataka
  • Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
  • Dandeli, Karnataka
  • Hampi, Karnataka
  • Varkala, Kerala
  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
  • Ooty, Karnataka
  • Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh
  • Mysore, Karnataka
  • Wayanad, Kerala
  • Thrissur, Kerala
  • Jog Falls, Karnataka
  • Thiruananthapuram
  • Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Lakshadweep Islands

What are the famous places to visit in West India?

West India envelops the famous Thar Desert in its lap, the heritage forts and the economic capital of India- Mumbai.

  • Alwar, Rajasthan
  • Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
  • Champaner-Pavagarh, Gujarat
  • Mount Abu, Rajasthan
  • Matheran, Maharashtra
  • Nawalgarh, Rajasthan
  • Diu, Daman and Diu
  • Tarkarli, Maharashtra
  • Deeg, Rajasthan
  • Ajanta and Ellora caves, Maharashtra
  • Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
  • Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • Ranthambore, Rajasthan
  • Gir, Gujarat
  • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Kutch, Gujarat
  • Goa
  • Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Amboli Maharashtra

What are the famous places to visit in East India?

East India is a slice of India and a well kept jewel, the Himalayan ranges are also found in the east India.

  • Gangtok, Sikkim
  • Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Pelling Sikkim
  • Darjeeling, West Bengal
  • Haflong Assam
  • Mokokchung, Nagaland
  • Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Ravangla, Sikkim
  • Majuli, Assam
  • Lachung, Sikkim
  • Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
  • Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Jampui hills, Tripura
  • Yuksom, Sikkim
  • Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
  • Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Champhai, Mizoram
  • Pfutsero, Nagaland
  • Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Which are the best and most famous waterfalls in India?

The most famous waterfalls in India are scattered across the country’s length and breadth and are listed below:

  • Nohsngithiang Waterfall, Meghalaya
  • Jog Waterfalls, Karnataka
  • Dudhsagar waterfall, Goa
  • Thoseghar waterfall, Maharashtra
  • Athirapally Waterfall, Kerala
  • Dhuandhar Waterfall, Madhya Pradesh
  • Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
  • Meenmutty Falls, Kerala
  • Vantawng Falls, Mizoram
  • Umbrella Falls, Maharashtra
  • Lodh Falls, Jharkhand
  • Hogenakkal Waterfall, Tamilnadu
  • Abbey Falls, Karnataka
  • Bhagsu Waterfall, Himanchal Pradesh
  • Amritdhara Waterfalls, Chattisgarh
  • Barachukki falls, Karnataka
  • Elephant falls, Shillong
  • Ethipothala Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh
  • Ghatarani Waterfalls, Chattisgarh
  • Kempty Falls, Mussoorie
  • Duduma Falls, Orissa
  • Chitrakoot waterfalls, Chattisgarh
  • Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan
  • Gira waterfall, Gujarat

Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to India

  • Avoid drinking tap water, as much as you can and buy bottled water.
  • Keep yourself hydrated, the sunlight in India can sweat you a lot and travelling just adds up.
  • Always exchange foreign currency at authorized dealers like Thomas cook outlets or American express and request for an exchange receipt.

What are the things to do for children in Mount Warning?

  • Visit the Mount Warning National Park and take a hike to the top of the mountain
  • Visit the local waterfalls and swimming holes
  • Go for a swim at one of the many local beaches.
  • Visit the Purlingbrook Falls
  • Go for a swim at the Natural Bridge
  • Visit the Tweed River Art Gallery
  • Take a bushwalk to the summit of Mount Warning
  • Visit the Tyalgum Folk Museum
  • Take a horse riding lesson
  • Go fishing in one of the many rivers and streams in the area

Is Thrillophilia Reliable?

Review by: Aditi Rathore

Talking from my own experience I find THRILLOPHILIA a very reliable company as they made my Kashmir trip perfect. They took care of everything and I even got to customise my whole trip so everything in it was as per our choice. We even got a chance to stay in a luxurious houseboat, booking which requires you to stand in large cues. The whole six days were stress and hassle free. I would really RECOMMEND everyone to get their trips BOOKED FROM THRILLOPHILIA if they want to stay away from all the hassle.

Let me simplify things for you. Pros of THRILLOPHILIA- 

  • Great service
  • Perfect communication 
  • Value for money
  • Really cool vouchers and offers

We booked a family tour to Kashmir and this whole week was nothing less than a dream come true for us. We have always seen how beautiful Kashmir is, in movies and in photos but witnessing it upfront is nothing less than magic. Our trip was private so everything was as per our requirements and they made sure that we got whatever we wanted. We visited Pahalgam, and places like Gulmarg and Sonmarg were also covered.

At Gulmarg we enjoyed a splendid skiing session which made this trip more thrilling. The best thing about this trip was our stay on the very first day. Yes we got a chance to stay in a houseboat. The whole day we could enjoy the beautiful dal lake around us and then we visited a nearby bakery on our own to enjoy the local cookies.

We spent our second day exploring Gulmarg or as they say the most beautiful destination in Kashmir. The cable car ride from Gulmarg to Kungdoor and marry shoulder was even more delightful. We had a photography session while riding the Gondola and watched some of the most beautiful scenery around us. Our other visit was to Sonmarg which is also known as the meadow of gold. We halted around the corner of the river and watched its flow while taking part in numerous activities. We even enjoyed a session of fishing. The best thing about this place was sledging which made us fall in love with this place even more.

Fourth day was dedicated to the beauty of Pahalgam. This place is also known as the Valley of Shepherds. On this day we visited the Aru Valley which is known for its dramatic mountain ranges and the beautiful Lidder river flowing along it. We also visited the Betab Valley where we enjoyed a fun photography session. The whole journey became even more delightful for my parents when we visited chandan valley which is the starting point of holy amarnath yatra. At the end of the day we were so stressed out that we slept as soon as we reached our rooms

On our fifth touring day we visited the Mughal Gardens. The greenery, the beauty, the flowing water, everything about these gardens was truly amazing. We explored the famous Shankaracharya temple and the Hazrat Bal Shrine after which we got enough free time to go shopping at Lal Chowk. My mom bought a pashmina shawl from a local vendor and all of us got pheran, which is a local dressup to take back home as a memory of this trip.

From my point of view everything about this trip was truly perfect. We didn’t face any kind of issues regarding the facilities or the amenities which were offered to us. The itinerary was crystal clear and everything was followed in a proper order to make enough space for us to relax for a while. You know when you’re on a family trip you don’t want to spend every second talking to vendors and getting things fixed and thrillophilia made sure not a single second of our trip was wasted battling the facilities. This was certainly the best trip I had with my family and I would recommend everyone going to Kashmir to check it out. The trip I booked was “Family Tour to Three Jewels of Kashmir” and it was so brilliantly and professionally crafted that it covered every major location of Kashmir within 6 days.

The vehicle provided to us was an AC sedan for our sightseeing and our driver was so friendly that the experience became even more fun. Overall I loved how the Thrillophilia team planned out the whole trip for us. They covered every major location, made us experience every major activity and, that too at a budget friendly price.

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Nikita Nikita
Reviewed: 17 Sep 2022
I absoultely enjoyed the trip! Right from airport pick up to drop our driver tensing and DG were amazing and best ppl in the trip rooms were good only if heater could be provided would be great i think the staff and ppl made this journey absolutely amazing.
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Reviewed: 25 Aug 2022
Leh Ladakh is memorable experience for me and my husband ..its full of adventure and mesmerizing landscape views. Thrillophilia had arranged very good package . Driver was very helpfull. Our Nubra valley stay was best . local people are very kind . Tibetian food is delicious 😋😋🤤 must try for all ... Read More
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Sriketh G
Reviewed: 08 Jul 2023
Hi, The experience overall was wonderful. Had a fun time and returned home with a lot of memories to cherish for life. The hotels, food and driver(Ali) were pretty good.
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Reviewed: 08 Jul 2023
Had an enjoyable visit to Spiti Valley with family. Overall experience with Thrillophilia was good. The visits were as per schedule. Though itinerary was planned as per tour dates/duration, it was a little too hectic on some days and therefore tiring. Food served in the hotels was tasty and wholesom... Read More
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Fakhruddin Thathiya
Reviewed: 18 Sep 2022
I am giving 4 out 5 star just because of hotel in Leh, else 5 out 5 star is perfect. Hotel in Leh isn't proper.
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Reviewed: 31 Aug 2022
overall sb thik tha bs itineaary ke hisab se sb kuch nhi gya hmare stops ko change Kiya gya baki sb bdhiya rha and one thing hme ab tk ke apne sare trips me se best captain mila
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