55 Places to Visit in India, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
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Most of us talk about the city of dreams. For some the city of dreams may be something that promises them a bright career or someplace where their love resides. All of this and more has been delivered to thousands of souls since time immemorial by the city of Mumbai which lies within the state of Maharashtra

While Maharashtra may be primarily known for Mumbai by most – there is much more to this place than meets the eye. Right from the beautiful hill stations to the vast bays on the west coast of the state, Maharashtra is considered to be among the richest states in the whole of India. Maharashtra surely is rich – in culture, music, museums, beaches and a great standard of living

Famous and the most revered rulers of India such as Shivaji the great, are Maharashtra’s sons and have left a whole of lot of their legacy in forms of famous structures and beautiful heritage in Maharashtra. It is an enjoyable journey exploring through the vast cultures, the ethnicity of clothes, the mouth-watering food, the massive landscapes and the astonishing hill stations among other things.

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There are only a few places on earth which can boast of nature, culture and spirituality all in one place. And when we talk of gorgeous mountains possessing a unique charisma with pious shrines, waterfalls and enigmatic meadows, Himachal Pradesh in India certainly comes to mind. Landlocked between Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Tibetan plateau to the west, and Punjab to the east, the state of Himachal Pradesh has been playing host to nature lovers and explorers since time eternal. The fascinating landscape presents an enchanting locale of mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, flowery meadows, misty woods, flowing icy rivers, glaciers, shimmering lakes, spectacular waterfalls and enthralling lakes. Certainly the raw natural beauty is manifested in one of the most charismatic ways in the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh luring tourists not only nationally but also internationally.

Himachal Pradesh is a scenic abode to witness the pristine landscapes, an adventure lover’s paradise and one of the most popular pilgrimage places in India. Explore the picturesque valleys of Kullu, Kinnaur and Kangra or engage in a trek through the barren terrains of Lahaul and Spiti. Revel in the deep influences of Buddhist and Tibetan culture in Dharamshala or visit the world famous Hindu shrines. The colorful tradition has often lent the name of ‘Dev Bhoomi’ translating to ‘Abode of Gods’ to Himachal as it hosts various places of worship for people of varied religions. Around 2000 gods and goddesses are worshipped in Himachal and numerous festivals are celebrated in their honor. Some of the most interesting festivals and fairs celebrated in Himachal are Phulaich/Flaich, Dussehra, Navratras, Rakhi, Chrewal, Lavi Fair, Minjar Mela, Winter Carnival, etc. Himachal offers a lot to shopping lovers who can hang around the markets and find the most exquisite Tibetan carpets and handicrafts, shawls, preserves and pickles, toys, wooden articles, semi precious jewelry and baskets. A heaven for adventure seekers, Himachal offers the perfect atmosphere for trekking, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, Heli-skiing, and ice skating. Other famous sports which are practiced in Himachal Pradesh are archery, paragliding, hang gliding, camping, mountain cycling, rafting etc. So start packing your bags and embark on a trip to best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and experience the true serenity that defines this incredible tourist destination. Explore Himachal Pradesh tour packages to experience the lush green beauty.

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Goa

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A pocket-sized paradise located on the west coast of India, Goa is a kaleidoscopic blend of Portuguese-Indian heritage, delicious delicacies, and of course the serene beaches. With its Susegad philosophy of living, this sunshine state has gained a lot of fame all over the world. With such easy -going vibes, this little state makes you carefree and lets you take your time to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle. 

Boasting a 100-kilometer long coastline, Goa is home to a string of uninterrupted golden sand beaches that propel many tourists all year round. These beaches cater to every tropical whim- choose from the backpackers’ favourite Arambol or the bolder Baga beach; laidback Mandrem or the palm-fringed Palolem or maybe enjoy the blissful hippie market of Anjuna beach. There are also the private beaches groomed by the five-star properties to appreciate or the hidden coves for you to discover. 

Needless to say, Goa is recognized across the globe for its tempting seafood and bustling nightlife. With a rich collection of beach shacks, trendy bars, lively clubs, splendid casinos, and elegant cafes, the state boasts the most amazing nightlife one can experience in India. 

Known to be a Portuguese colony in the times bygone, Goa also flaunts the baroque architecture back from the colonial times. It is quite evident in the old-style bungalows, ancient forts, and the white-washed churches.

The colourful catholic ceremonies and the stunning cathedrals also give you an insight into the Goan culture. 
With all of these and a lot more to experience, Goa truly has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday recipe.

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Draped in green and guarded by a wall of Himalayas, it isn’t a surprise to know that Uttarakhand is fondly referred to as the ‘Land of Gods’. The diverse and bountiful state that is now a popular tourist destination was brought to fame by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. People around the country have travelled far and wide for the much feted Ganga Aarti – a spiritual gathering around the sacred Ganges River. 

The state’s lush Jim Corbett National Park also attracts thousands of visitors on a daily basis for a glimpse of the regal Bengal Tiger and other native wildlife thriving within its thick verdure. Uttarakhand takes you on a mythical, almost magical kind of a journey that promises you spectrums of travel you’ve never experienced before. There is inherent beauty etched within Uttarakhand’s sprawling landscapes, meandering rivers and the magnanimous Himalayas. Every season here exhibits an artistic play of colors, as though Uttarakhand is God’s own canvas.

A visit to these lovely valleys is enough to spark romance in those looking for love or a sense of spirituality in those vying to come closer to the divine. However, don’t dismiss Uttarakhand as merely another spiritual destination as the Land of Gods will surprise you with an array of energetic activities during your visit. Be it rock climbing, river rafting, trekking or mountain biking – there’s nothing an adventurous soul will miss amidst the mountainous terrains of Uttarakhand. 

A mystery of myth and mountains, your visit to Uttarakhand will leave you fulfilled. Experience a rush like never before with every bout of fresh Himalayan air. Live within what the Hindus refer to as the ‘Dev Bhoomi’ and traverse across the lap of diverse greenery that is in store during your stay here. Uttarakhand is sure to have you smile over a bouquet of memories a couple of years down the line.

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Royal heritages, cultural sites, architectural beauty, desert, wildlife, bazaars and markets, the list is endless when it comes to tourist places in Rajasthan. Rajasthan has a plethora of options to offer when it comes to things to do and places to see in Rajasthan. In earlier times, known as Rajputana, meaning the land of kings, this state is no doubt a royal paradise and a treat for those interested in royal history and rich culture. Apart from the natural and diverse scenic beauty the state has to offer, the forts and palaces add to its splendour. Tourists from not only India, but all around the world visit Rajasthan for its heavy cultural and traditional heritage.

 

While the state flourishes with many points of interest to admire, it also has some unique activities that you can only experience there. Camel safaris, luxury wildlife stays and the luxury trains are not to be missed during your visit to Rajasthan. There are several camping and trekking options available too for those looking for a more adventurous holiday. Staying in one of the palaces of Rajasthan will have you feeling like you belong to the royal family with the luxury stay and services provided. With umpteen numbers of things to do and tourist places to see in Rajasthan, most travellers are confused on how to plan their trip. Here is a compiled list of frequently asked questions and the answers to them to make your choices and preferences easier to narrow down to. We recommend you going to Rajasthan if you wish to explore the mesmerizing tourist places in Rajasthan.

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Madhya Pradesh makes up for the Central Province of the country of India. With the capital, Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh’s largest city is Indore. It is lovingly referred to as the ‘heart of India’ especially due to its geographical location.

Madhya Pradesh with its scenic beauty and ever-lasting fauna and flora is the second largest state on India. It covers areas that includes those that have been descending from the times of the ancient Avanti Mahajanapada times.

Legends suggest Avanti Mahajanapada with its capital Ujjain can be accredited for contributing towards India’s second wave of urbanization in the sixth century BCE.

Madhya Pradesh has been ruled after by many famous dynasties of India who have left their rich heritage back in forms of architecture, living and other factors. Additionally, Madhya Pradesh is especially known for its rich mineral resources due to its large reserves of diamond and copper. Over 30 per cent of the Madhya Pradesh land is covered with forest and thus, this place is a primary attraction for tourism.


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Revered with a varied makeup conforming to all the flirtation and courtship of typical India, Karnataka is an amalgam of crowning destinations, mega cities, tiger reserves, beaches, legendary hang out zones and ancient ruins. With the coastline encompassed by the pleasant palm beaches and the spectacular beauty amplified by the historical temples, Karnataka indeed is an ideal tourist place in India.

Majorly driven by the silicon-capital Bengaluru, brimming with superior life and lifestyle, Karnataka has its own platter composed of flavors, activities, things to do and enormous places to see. Enveloping the sybaritic city are lush green hills dotted with aromatic coffee and spice plantations, massive population of elephants (highest in Asia), tigers, resplendent majesty of Mysore and thick jungles overfed with monkeys.  

Does this all sound cliché to you? Well, head forth to the counter cultural enclave of pristine Hampi that is teeming with archaic temple ruins, hammocks and enchanting sunsets. Explore the sculptural wonders of Karnataka by taking a visit to Halebid, Belur and Mysore that narrates the saga of the archaic past and speaks volumes of the sculptural wonder. It does not end here either. Take a deeper plunge in the beauty of Karnataka with its Gokarna that is a beach haven bereft the hullabaloo. Or rather, just leave the tourist trail for a while and take an odyssey to the magnificent Islamic ruins in the northern end of the state.  


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Kerala

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The state of Kerala is a secluded haven for the tourists that are seeking a retreat from the humdrum and hustle bustle of a day-to-day life. The health-giving sea breezes of Arabian Sea forms the western boundary of the city. The mountain ranges of Western Ghats set its eastern boundary. This narrow strip of land is also known as a “God’s own country.” As a tourist, it can become an ideal destination for you because it offers a natural variety. For instance, you can find a hill station in Wayanad then you can stay on houseboat inside the backwaters of Kerala and finally you can retire on a beach to complete the circle. Tourist places in Kerala will give you an experience that will be etched in your memory forever.


During the last three decades, many factors came into action and helped this state to become a tourist friendly state. For instance, this state has a hundred percent literacy rate, people are friendly with Queen's English and this factor makes it an international tourist friendly state. Two decades ago, the state also witnessed a migration of educated people to western countries. This international migration created a demand for international flights and interconnecting flights as a result now Kerala is well connected with air facilities. The reverse migration of this workforce also created an environment of investment in the state. This investment pattern also developed a distinct tourism infrastructure where you feel the vernacular charms of this state under the amenities of big cities.


Currently, Kerala is on the roads to become a tourist-friendly destination with world-class amenities. The tourism authorities of the state are promoting amazing activities for the tourists. Now, these attempts are making it a world-class destination where pristine natural marvels are waiting for your merriment trips. In the terms of economy, Kerala is a versatile destination. Organized players of the tourism industry are coming with best facilities amidst nature. If you are an economy traveler then you can avail the same facilities in locally developed places. Visit Kerala for some sightseeing and Spa culture, which will heal you and re-energize you to swing back in the life with full force. Make a plan to explore the best tourist places in Kerala.


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Tamil Nadu is the southernmost state in India. It is popular for many temples and its architecture. Popular in Tamil Nadu is also the film industry and actor Rajinikanth who is revered and worshipped like a deity. This state offers many tourist places that are a popular destination for wild life sanctuaries, temple towns, hill stations, beaches, places of pilgrimages, adventure activities, and sightseeing. Tamil Nadu is hot, in most of the places. The best time to take tours to any of the places in Tamil Nadu is during monsoon and winter seasons. You can also visit Tamil Nadu to experience its cultural festivals and cuisine.

Popular for its carnatic music, classical dance, and history, Tamil Nadu has one of the largest metropolitan cities, Chennai, which is also the capital of this state. People in this state dress up traditionally. You will find a unique exotic culture that holds its old values while blending in with the modern times. This also being known as ‘the cultural capital of India,’ you will find arts and crafts galleries showcasing paintings, murals, wooden crafts, stone carving, pottery and more at the museums and shopping bazaars. Tamil is one of the esoteric languages of the Dravidian sect of the Aryan race.


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Delhi

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Delhi, the capital of India is one of the perfect cities to enjoy the best of Indian culture. It is a city filled with must see landmarks, attractions and numerous other best places to visit in Delhi. It is a clean, neat and tidy city with wide roads.

However, the beauty of the city often gets hidden behind the awful traffic jams and exhausting climate, especially during the summer season. But despite all these factors, the city welcomes the travellers with some scenic views and deep history. There are many cultural attractions that depict Indian traditions and customs.

Since the city was designed by Britishers, you see the entire city as a symbol of British power. Having said that, this same reason also led to the establishment of various cultures and splendid architecture that can be witnessed in the city today. Delhi has extreme climates, so it is necessary to plan your trip according to your convenience.

You should try and avoid visiting this city during the months of April and June as the uncomfortable heat rises up to 40°Centigrade. Similarly, December to January experiences an extreme cold climate with cold snaps dropping temperatures down to zero. You may plan your trip anytime between February and March or October and November to make the most of it.

The New Delhi part is one of the liveliest areas of Delhi. Here, you can find the best city life with many restaurants, cafes, nightlife, and fancy attractions. Whereas, on the other hand, Old Delhi depicts a rather cluttered old style of living with small raw style houses, many bazaars and everything historic.

To take a better understanding of various parts of Delhi, you can browse through the best places to visit in Delhi, that are customized keeping in mind every need and choice. Explore Delhi at its best with us with our adventure, sightseeing, trekking, and many more tours.

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Sikkim

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Sikkim is the smallest state in India, and is located in the northeastern part of the country. Sikkim is bordered by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and hence there is no dearth of tourist places in Sikkim, undoubtedly. Being the gateway to the Himalayas, Sikkim is known for its beautiful scenery, green meadow, crystalline lakes and towering mountain ranges. This kingdom of mountains has a personality of its own, you will be lost in the captivating destinations in the state, and also see the coexistence of hinduism and buddhism which has given rise to a unique and peaceful culture to the state of Sikkim.

 

Sikkim is a land of monasteries, the beautiful structures like every inch of the state. You will find it hard to not fall in love with this land, with its clean and green roads, valleys, mountain tops and meadows. The eastern Himalayan state comes with rhododendron groves and thick woodlands, orange and apple orchards, its peaceful ambiance hitting whoever visits it hard. Sikkim is the place to visit when the rest of the country is burning during the summer months, the mountainous state proves to be an amazing getaway from the heat and a mundane life in the plains. You will see a horde of wild flowers during summer, these fill up the valleys and truly make your visit worthwhile.

 

Sikkim is your go to for trekking into the Himalayas, and river rafting on the Teesta and Rangit. At a higher altitude, you will see that monsoon clouds often surround the mountain tops, giving the place a mesmerising look and feel. Sikkim is a sanctuary of wildlife, primarily home to snow leopards, wild goat, black bear, blue sheep, flying squirrels, and the famous red panda. The cultural and ethnic background of the state makes it a hub for curious tourists throughout the year, Sikkim is as beautiful in winter as it is during the summer months.

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Gujarat

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Amitabh Bachchan the legendary Bollywood actor says, "Kuch din tau guzaariye Gujarat mein". Well, if truth be told, this very well sums up the beauty of Gujarat. Located towards the west of India, this beautiful state boasts of the longest coastline that stretches over to 1600 kilometers. Though, Surat, Ahmedabad, and Vadodra, happen to be the busiest cities of Gujarat, Kutch still happens to be the largest district of Gujarat. Right from the splendid beaches of Diu to the historical gems in Lothal and Porbandar, Asiatic lions and Blackbucks in the Saurashtra region and the beautiful temples in Vadodara, Gujarat is indeed the best holiday getaway for your family accredited to its right mélange of culture, nature, art, wildlife, history and religion

During the times of festivity, this culturally rich state puts forth a completely different ambience that is not worth a miss. Be it the Dandiya raas that is majorly seen during the Navratri festival or the traditional folk dance of Gujarat, Garba, whenever you see the locals dancing in Gujarat, you simply cannot contain yourself. The best time to plan a visit to Gujarat is during the Navratri festival that usually falls in the month of September or October.


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West Bengal, a state in eastern India, situated between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal is an iconic state when it comes to tourist destinations. With cultural remnants like the establishments of East India Company in the past, to hill stations like Darjeeling and the happy city of Kolkata, the type of tourist places which exist in West Bengal are a treat to your soul. It is a state rich in diversity and a home to many different civilizations and type of people in a single state. The spectacular landscape of West Bengal is a retreat for you, because it manages to perfectly captivate your souls.

This state will offer you fun, excitement and rejuvenation and if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life, head to one of the many amazing destinations in West Bengal and unwind your soul completely.

Be it with your kids, family or friends, the destinations of West Bengal leave a magical influence on you and you will remember this trip for your lifetime because the plethora of activities you can experience is never ending. So if you plan to visit West Bengal, be ready to experience one of the most mesmerizing holidays of your life.


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One of the 29 states of India, Andhra Pradesh lies on the southern coast of the country, the compelling capital of the state, Hyderabad gives you enough reasons to plan a visit to Andhra Pradesh. Andhra’s Old Quarter is embellished with the palaces and the monuments of the bygone era and the streets here are lined with tea houses, narrow lanes, multi hued markets and a plethora of biryani restaurants. On the outskirts of the city, one can find a myriad of forts and tombs that speak volumes of the departed royalty that once was legitimate here. Meanwhile the new districts on the other side are lit up by the IT-fuelled youth, hotels, resorts, classy restaurants, bars and boutiques. Perhaps, it is this side of the state that attracts the tourists more.  

Other attractions of the the two states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana which were one prior to the split in 2014 are perhaps a little less brazen however if you go around digging you are certain to the locate few gems like the magnificent medieval sculptures of Palampet, cherry coastal holiday vibe of Vishakhapatnam, Buddhist sites like the Guntupalli and Sankaran that are tucked away deep in the countryside as well as the positive vibe exuding from the colossal pilgrim crowd of the Temple.


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands featuring palm-fringed beaches with spotless stretches of white sands, an uninterrupted presence of peace, and crystal clear turquoise waters all around - Andaman is a true example of what you call 'Tropical Paradise'.

Andaman and Nicobar is an Indian archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal, claiming a large group of nearly 300 islands. While some of these islands have been commercialized and developed as tourism hubs, the rest are uninhabited, away from human interference and exemplify virgin nature.

Thus, from lively beaches bustling with fun-loving people to beaches teeming with the tranquillity of nature, Andaman and Nicobar has a variety which makes it an ideal destination for all. From kids to adults, from vacationers to explorers - they all return from Andaman elated and rejuvenated. In nutshell, Andaman is a treasure trove of experiences and delights in the form of varied activities, breathtaking sceneries, and of course, delectable seafood.

If you are stuck with a boring routine and a dull life, a visit to Andaman will definitely cheer you up by adding some vibrant shades to your palate. Being in Andaman feels like being in a different world that is far, far away from the world that lacks peace and purity. This piece of heaven in Asia is serene and untouched – a perfect destination for a refreshing holiday that offers a refuge from tiresome responsibilities of the urban world. Spending some days here is a great way to let your heart heal, to let your body relax, and to let your soul revive the lost strength.

A number of tourists from different nooks and crannies of the world travel to Andaman to experience mindfulness in the lap of nature. Whether you are planning a vacation with your family, your significant other, or your friends, Andaman will not disappoint you at all. In fact,
Andaman Nicobar tour packages are also rapidly gaining popularity among solo travellers who just want to set out on a journey to discover themselves in solitude.

Thanks to a long list of paradisiacal beaches and an extremely lovely atmosphere, Andaman and Nicobar is also one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Asia. The competence of Andaman as an ideal choice for newlyweds is further increased by the presence of numerous luxury hotels and resorts offering honeymoon special suites and experiences. For making your moments here a truly unforgettable experience, you should definitely go for one of our
Andaman honeymoon tours that include tours of virgin beaches so that you can soak in the beauty of nature and love in seclusion. Cherishing various shades of dusk sky, savouring a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach, and a soothing cruise ride in the seemingly endless Bay of Bengal - there is a wealth of romantic things to do in Andaman.

The archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar is home to hundreds of beaches, each one of which is more picturesque than the others in its own special way. Some of these beaches are even ranked among the most beautiful ones in Asia and it is no surprise. If you are after breathtaking vistas, quiet surroundings, and laid back atmosphere, you have some excellent choices on Havelock Island. The exotic scenery of Radhanagar Beach and Vijayanagar Beach will sweep you off your feet the moment you lay your eyes on these beauties. But, Andaman is more than what meets the eye. And to discover its true magnificence, one must go underwater. Most
beaches in Andaman feature shallow coral reefs brimming with exotic species of aquatic flora and fauna which makes them perfect for underwater activities like sea walking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Just dive underwater and swim with these colourful creatures - it will become the highlight of your trip.

The uniquely exquisite landscapes of Neil Island and Havelock Island are evident to the fact that the glory of
Islands in Andaman is truly matchless. The silvery beaches of these islands adorned with tropical vegetation, engulfed in the sea green waters of the bay are aesthetically pleasing, and are renowned all over the world. These islands claim most of the places to visit in Andaman, so they are quite popular among sightseers and vacationers. As for divers, these islands are home to some of the finest spots for scuba diving in Andaman. Besides, there are some lesser-known options like Viper Island and Barren Island that are equally enchanting in terms of scenic beauty and experiences. The magnetic charm of these islands pull in numerous photography enthusiasts to capture the splendour of Andaman and Nicobar in their cameras.

If you think the Andaman and Nicobar is all about relaxing on sandy beaches, basking in luxury resorts, and enjoying the beautiful scenery, you're under a wrong impression. There's a wild side to the place which makes it a fairly popular destination for adventure tourism as well. Welcoming thousands of adventurists from various parts of the globe every year, Andaman and Nicobar is also widely acclaimed for the range of water sports that are available here. The spectrum of
water sports in Andaman covers numerous different kinds of experiences. From easy activities like beach strolling, swimming, and cruising to exhilarating experiences like speed boating, parasailing, and scuba diving, a wide range awaits you in Andaman. So, if you are one of those travellers who cannot be content with relaxation for long, you always have an option in Andaman to unleash the daredevil in you and feed it with stimulating action.

Now that we have convinced you that there is no other holiday destination quite like Andaman and Nicobar, it is time for you to convince your companion(s) and start planning a trip to this tropical gem without any further ado!

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Kashmir, known as an epitome for Paradise on Earth, is indeed what it is poetically described. A lot of artists, writers and poets have taken inspiration from the natural beauty of Kashmir and when you visit here, you will understand that the beauty of this place is indeed life-changing. You will never see something so tranquil and breathtakingly pure and beautiful like Jammu and Kashmir.

Though disputed for acquisition by three countries-India, Pakistan and China, this place has managed to maintain its charm despite of political instability and natural calamities. The locals here are very friendly and this mountainous region is a magnificent gift from nature.

Tourists flock here for adventure, including trekking, mountaineering, skiing, relaxing on lake houseboats, mountain biking, hiking or just to have a sheer romance with nature. Jammu and Kashmir, a heaven on earth will make you feel like you are in a wonderland of miracles from nature which will rejuvenate your mind and soul and help you find a new soul within yourself.

This is a place which you can visit with your family, friends or parents as there is a wide range of tourism options from which you can choose according to your travel preferences.


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Meghalaya, meaning the “abode of clouds” is a paradise for nature lovers. A hill station that is home to beautiful, mesmerising sky in true sense has captivated minds of tourists all across the globe. It is perfectly nestled in the northeast of India in the Himalayas. The erstwhile state of Assam spread over an area of 22, 429 square kilometres, and lies between 20.1° N and 26.5° N latitude and 85.49 °E and 92.52 °E longitude. It is bordered to Assam to the north and east and meets Bangladesh to its south and east side. The state filled with huge hills, valleys, numerous lakes, captivating waterfalls, pitch dark caves, and sacred forests; there is no dearth of tourist places in Meghalaya. You can expect panoramic views, foggy hills, terraced slopes, cascading waterfalls, and serpentine rivers mesmerising your soul

Locals here are inhabited by three tribes mainly-Khasi, Pnar and Garo and are very friendly. English is the official language of the State so international travellers don’t have to worry. Couples can take a romantic trip enjoying the pleasant climate, friends and families can relax in the lap of nature in cities like Shillong and adventure enthusiasts can take up the challenge of trekking through the difficult terrains of Meghalaya.

Shillong, Tura, Jowai, Cherrapunjee, Nongpoh, Baghmara are some of the famous tourist destinations in Meghalaya. To be more specific Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Sweet Falls, the Butterfly Museum, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Thangkarang Park, Eco Park, Khoh Ramhah, Green Rock Ranch are tourist places in Meghalaya - all worth visiting. When it comes to taking back something, you are going to be satisfied with your bag of moments turning into memories plus can also take along the brilliant handicrafts that are made of the residents of this state. Overall, this overwhelmingly beautiful, green and alive state makes a perfect holiday destination and can be thoroughly enjoyed by all!

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Assam

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Lazily sprawled like one prehistoric behemoth, Assam is very well located along the length of the Brahmaputra valley. It is one of the biggest and definitely the most accessible of the different Northeastern States of India. A cuisine with distinctive flavors and aromas, string of Hindu temples that top the list of attractions, no requirement of permits, a welcoming and hospitable population of the locals, vibrant artistic heritage and a picturesque and artistic site beautified with distinctive dance forms, Assam is visually and culturally a little ahead of the other six sister states. The stereotypical landscape of Assam is a serene canvas of golden and green painted from the surrounding rice fields and the aromatic tea estates that are framed well in the length. Further, the highlands of Meghalaya and Nagaland and the blue mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, complete this splendid scenery.  

Despite the culture and linguistic imbricates from the neighboring states of Odisha and West Bengal, Assam has very well preserved its sovereignty and identity. The mekhola sadar which is a traditional dress for women of Assam and the gamosa which is a white and red scarf that is worn around the neck by the men of the Assam are the visible manifestos of the identity and the regional costume of the state. On the other hand, the flavoured fish tenga, is the regional culinary cuisine here. With all this and more preserved in this small state of India, Assam indeed is a quintessential tourist attraction.  


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Punjab

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Punjab is one of the 29 states of the country and lies in the north western part of India. It is often regarded as the ‘land of five rivers’.  Immensely fertile, the land of Punjab is ranked high amongst the ancient civilizations of the world. It is also known for the several religious movements that were conducted here and the regional diversities that are very well prominent even now. The rich cultural history, scenic landscape and the renowned religious sites are some of the many reasons for you to plan a trip to Punjab.  

The bordering states of Haryana and Punjab were typically carved from the Indian half of Punjab post the partition. Ever since then, Punjab has grown over the years. Homeland to the humble and amazingly welcoming Sikh community, Punjab is a green Indian state.   

Embellished with the blazing gurudwaras (Sikh Temples) including the much popular Golden Temple of Amritsar, Punjab has become a prominent tourist spot amongst the travelers.

Loved dearly for its authentic Punjabi cuisines – butter chicken, tandoor chicken, chicken tikka masala and tadka dhal, food here is indeed one major reason why tourists from across the world are driven towards this beautiful Indian state. Enjoy the travel here!

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Uttar Pradesh – the most populated state in India has some of the best experiences to offer to its visitors. The state was officially established back in 1937 when the British rule singled out the 243,290 square kilometres chunk of land as a United Province. With Lucknow being the capital of the state, the state encompasses various other small, vibrant and full of tradition cities such as Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Sonbhadra, Raebareli and Moradabad among others.


Uttar Pradesh is not only known to hold great industrial importance in the state but also has managed to represent itself as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. The state which is surrounded by Rajasthan in the west, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi in the north-west and Uttarakhand and Nepal in the North covers a land of approximately 243,290 square kilometres.


The state is the third largest Indian state by economy and contributes a total GDP rate of approximately 9,763 billion dollars annually. Its agricultural and industrial sectors make up for a large portion for the state’s popularity while the service sector which comprises of travel, tourism, hotel industry, real estate, insurance and financial consultancies do not rank any low either.


The 2 major rivers that flow through the state namely, Ganges and Yamuna help comprise the natural beauty that exists within the location. The place is home to numerous historical and religious tourist destinations as well.


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Haryana

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The landscape and region of Harayana has been a battleground in the times of Mahabharata. This state is known for its arts, culture, archeological history, cuisine, colorful festivals, and shopping. This state has an epochal history dating to Vedic times in India. It is called ‘The Abode of God,’ for many reasons. Veda Vyasa wrote Mahabharata on this land. Kurukshetra, in Haryana has been the battleground that has witness the epic war between Kuravas and Pandavas in Mahabharata. There are nearly 10 to 12 tourist places that you can visit in the state of Haryana. You can visit them for sightseeing, history, culture, tombs, towers, gardens, temples, lakes, folklore, bird sanctuaries, and more.

There are water sports activities in and around places to see in Haryana. This state is situated on the tributaries of the Indus River. Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and holds many places for tourist activities, sightseeing, food, shopping, and nightlife. It is a beautiful city that is well planned and has a bombastic feel that comes from the vibe of the locals. You can go trekking and rafting on the banks of Yamuna River, golf in Karnal, go boating, and angling in the forest reserves and lakes in Harayna.


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Orissa

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Odisha with its exotic beaches, rich flora and fauna, abundant wildlife and exquisite temples, is a traveler’s delight. The magnificent cities of this quaint state rightly speaks of its cultural past. Whether it is strolling around the majestic temple of Jagannath, lingering around the Konark Sun Temple, or exploring the ancient jain caves in Khandagiri, one can never have enough of the best tourist places of Orissa.

Located on the eastern coast of India with a coastline of about 485 km, Odisha is home to mesmerising exotic beaches. The beaches of Odisha truly justifies its tourism tagline, ‘scenic, serene and sublime’. The colourful sunsets at the pristine Astaranga Beach, the surreal beach of Bhitarkanika lined with coconut and palm trees, hypnotic paradeep beach and disappearing sea of the Chandipur Beach is a splendid retreat for the lovers of sun, sand and sea.

The traditional Oriya dishes satiates the taste buds with its exotic and rich local flavours. Whether it is the tried and tested age old Rasgulla, the local kora khai of Bhubaneshwar, or fresh seafood delicacies from the coastal areas, the local fare of Odisha leaves you asking for more.

For someone who loves festivals and fairs. Odisha doesn’t disappoint you a bit. The year in Odisha is lined up with festivals like Konark Dance and Music Festival in December, Baliyatra in November- December, Makar-Sankranti in January, the world famous Rathyatra in June-July and Puri Beach Festival in October.

The tropical climate complements your travel itinerary almost any time of the year. Whether it is shopping for appliqué craft at Pipli, Exploring Udayagiri caves, picnicking across the pristine Oriya beaches, trekking to Dhauli Giri Hills, Camping alongside the tranquil Chilika Lake, or spotting white tigers at the Nandankanan Zoological Park, you just cannot get enough of the soul of Incredible India. Visiting the tourist places in Orissa will give you an experience of a lifetime.

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Nagaland, a lush green mountainous state in the north eastern India which borders Myanmar is a home to diverse culture, traditions and lifestyle of tribal groups who live their life amid the naturally blessed land. When you visit this place, you will like you are on a completely different planet because the serenity and tranquility which you will experience here is like nowhere else in the world and you will surely be awestruck with the mesmerizing views of the nature here.

This state celebrates natural beauty, serenity, tribal culture, festivals and markets which is filled with a unique charm and simplicity and it will leave you mesmerized. You can experience authentic local tribal culture which has some of its most unique as well as strange and bizarre aspects, which will leave you stunned.

Nagaland is a truly fascinating land which will leave your wanderlust soul totally mesmerized. The land is not at all invaded by infrastructural development thanks to the tribes who have worked their best to preserve culture. If you want to visit a destination to seek some solace and enjoy in the laps of nature, you should visit Nagaland for your next holidays.


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The Tourist places in Chhattisgarh are known for their raw beauty and freshness. Chhattisgarh was formed in 2000 and it’s one of the newest states of India. This state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh and now has its own governance. Madhya Pradesh now is on the west side of it, when Orissa is on the east. It’s also surrounded by Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. This section of India is known for the great historical value and Chhattisgarh is no different. Mention of this great place can be found in ancient literature, inscription, and art. However, it used to be known as Dakshin Kosala during those times.

 

The dominating part of its population is tribal, which ensures the conservation of the state’s true culture and traditions. Indravati and Mahanadi, existence of these two major rivers has resulted in natural triumphing. Chhattisgarh is covered in dense forests and that makes this famous tourist destination a place of beauty and health. According to popular beliefs, this is the place where Lord Rama had spent a period of his exile. This is why historians and students of ancient times have always been interested in Chhattisgarh. The land is really promising as a tourist destination with its greenery, waterfalls, and untouched beauty.

 

Chhattisgarh is the home to more than 40 tribes. Their combined efforts to sustain their culture are reflected in their art and ritual. That is a huge part of the attraction of this place as a tourist destination. Add to that the undisturbed natural gorgeousness and you will understand why the tourist places in Chhattisgarh can offer you a satisfying holiday. This place surely offers adventure and joy to anyone. Because the state has been discovered as a preferable tourist destination by not many people, you can expect tranquility and have a great time here.   

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The last frontier of India’s tourism, the virginal Arunachal Pradesh comes across as a gigantic patch of the unchartered green on the map of India. The wildest and definitely the least explored state of the country, Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the Land of Dawn-lit Mountains. It rises precipitously from the plains of the Assam as a large mall of densely forested and fatally steep hills which finally tower off as the snow-capped peaks along the border of Tibet. Arunachal is indeed the last sanctuary for the anthropological and natural heritage of India. It is also a home to 26 primitive tribes. Major section of the state remains beyond the reach of the tourists however there are certain new areas which are gradually being opened for the tourists.   

If truth be told, China has never really accepted the Indian dominance here and it did take the surprise invasion of China in the year 1962, for Delhi to actually begin the funding for the major infrastructure here. At present, the border passes are massively hoarded by Indian military and the atmosphere is significantly calm. In comparison to its neighbors, Arunachal has relatively been unharmed by the civil unrest or the political violence. This does not stop the rebels of Naga to continue being active in the north eastern states along the border of Myanmar and Nagaland.  


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Lakshadweep, which means ‘one hundred thousand islands’, is one of the greatest nature’s gift to us. The enchanting and unspoilt beaches will simply blow your mind. It is the perfect escape from your hectic schedules and cacophony of the over-crowded cities.

The smallest union territory of India, Lakshadweep consists of a number of islands. A few, around 10, of them are inhabited by humans and the others are used for coconut plantations, tourism, fish hatcheries and many other activities.

Lakshadweep is full of adventure. You can either go for the adventurous water sports or sit on the beach and soak up the natural beauty. Scuba diving is the main attraction in this archipelago. Special diving institute has been set up there which will assist you to have a great scuba diving experience.

Government of India is constantly working of the development of tourism industry in Lakshadweep. To visit Lakshadweep, you need to ask for a special permission from the government. There are a number of hotels and resorts there for your comfortable stay and all of them are constructed under the supervision of the Indian Government. Some suggestions for you are Bangaram Island Resort, Agatti Island Beach Resort, Kadmat Island Resort, etc.  

The local cuisine in Lakshadweep is divine. You must try the sumptuous delicacies in the restaurant Café de Saina, and other local cafes. The sea food is mouth-watering. Nightlife in the archipelago might disappoint you a little as drinking is prohibited there and you will not find any nightclub or pub. But you can do a lot of other activities to have a happening nightlife there like organise a beach barbeque party with the other tourists of the hotel or see the glow worms on the beach which are amazing. You can enjoy the place without alcohols.

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Jharkhand, the East Indian state is known for its natural beauty, cascading waterfalls, elegantly constructed Jain temples and wildlife, especially elephants and Tigers. A perfect place to be visited with your family, kids, friends as well as your partners, this place has a lot to offer, to each type of traveler.

The 17th century Jagannath Temple is also a very popular pilgrimage spot of importance to Hindus in the country. There are many Buddhist and Jain shrines which are visited by devotees all from all over the country. No matter what your faith is, you will surely enjoy visiting these sites as they are mostly located on high altitude where you need to each by trekking or by cable cars, which is a unique experience on its own.

The land of green valleys and forests is a heaven for nature lovers as well as adventure and wildlife enthusiasts. The natural bounty of this state is well preserved thanks to the tribal population which mostly dominates the state and works towards preserving nature at its best. So if you are looking for a vacation which will take you back to your natural and cultural roots, Jharkhand, the naturally and religiously rich land is a perfect place to visit.


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Manipur

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Manipur, a state in the north eastern India is a lush green place which offers a plethora of activities for its guests. This place rich in nature, culture and traditions is a perfect spot for a holiday with family, friends or even as a solo traveler, as you will never get bored at this place.

This place does not have a lot of luxury options like other tourist places, but you will surely enjoy even with the basic decent tourist facilities offered over here.

If you an adventure enthusiast, you can do camping, trekking and boating over here. If you are a nature lover, everything around you including the lush green hills, tall standing trees and sparkling rivers are a treat for you and if you are a shopping enthusiast, this place is a paradise for you as it offers some of the best handloom fabrics and handicrafts for you to shop.

Manipur is a home of folk culture and traditions and you will be enchanted to see the way people have still preserved their culture even when everything in their surroundings is developing at a very fast pace. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the laps of nature surrounded by sheer tranquility, Manipur is the destination you should finalize.


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Mumbai

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Mumbai, the city of dreams. Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Mumbai, the old world charm and fast pace of the modern life. There is so much that one can say in the praise of the one city in India that everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. That maybe because of the grandeur of this city or because of the history it has seen. Nonetheless, this city has a lot in store for everyone who visits. The USP of places to visit in Mumbai is that they are all iconic and all you need is a picture to recognize them, that is the charm of this city. Some places here are pieces of history, some are spiritual hotspots, and others are mesmerizing places to relax, chill or munch on the famous streets of Mumbai, like the ever famous Chowpatty Beach.

You can see the Gateway of India, Marine drive or the film city of Goregaon, or visit the Siddhivinayak temple and Haji Ali Mosque for your fill of the spiritual. You can even get to see the new addition to the roster of mesmerizing and intimidating places in Mumbai, the Bandra Worli Sealink. And be it a group hangout, a solo search of solace or just a couple's getaway, Chowpatty, Juhu, and Aksa Beach are names that almost everyone in the city knows and crowds on various occasions. They are equally coveted by the many who come to Mumbai from outside for the frolicking and snacking experiences that are available at these locations. One more thing that Mumbai is famous for is the shopping district at Colaba, where you can get everything from high brand store clothes to cheap knock-offs to add to your wardrobe as part of your fashion statement.

 Always bustling with energy, a trip to Mumbai should be on your travel list to understand the best way of how India portrays unity in diversity. Visit the hidden temples or pay a visit to famous monuments to explore the most cosmopolitan city in India. Enjoy the perfect blend of festivities, religions, music, food, music and theatres with a trip to Mumbai. Some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world, Elephanta Island etc. 

While you are in this amazing city you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mount Mary Church, Banganga Tank etc. Make a stop at the Marina Beach in the evening and have lip-smacking street food while you witness the best sunset being greeted by splashing waves of the sea. Find out all you need to know about the best places to visit in Mumbai on your vacation here.

And that is not just it. If you are looking for things to do and places outside the city, there is a lot of scope to plan weekend getaways near Mumbai. At just a small drive away from the city is the favourite picnic and night stay spots of Lonavala and Khandala. You can even visit the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. With so much to offer, there is no wonder why Mumbai has been a favourite of everyone in the country for so many decades.

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Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, is the capital of the state of Karnataka. It is located in southern India on Deccan Plateau. The city is a mix of traditions and modernity. The various ethnicities residing in it celebrate their cultural festivities while engaging with the recent upsurge in its café culture and pub-hopping. It is often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ being the hub of IT development in India.

The lush green area around Bangalore is interspersed with waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and brooks and rivers waiting to be explored. Due to the presence of lush gardens and pastoral land, it has gained a reputation for being the ‘Garden City of India.’ Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park, Bugle Rock Park, and Lumbini Garden are the marvels of this city.

Bangalore is flushed with the picturesque sites where you can try the most adrenaline rushing activities. Trekking or hiking at places like Ramanagara, Nandi Hills, Savandurga, and Narayanagiri are exciting activities undertaken by trek enthusiasts. You can also try camping and fishing over here for a rejuvenating experience. 

Bangalore is not just a place for nature lovers, but also music enthusiasts. Hard Rock is an elite pub in Bangalore due to its live performances by renowned bands. There are various other entertainment places within the city including Snow City, which enthuses visitors with activities like ice-skating, gaming arcades and bowling alleys. 

Bangalore has two distinct seasons – wet and dry. The wet season begins with the monsoon in June and lasts till September. The rest of the year is mostly dry but may encounter unpredictable showers. The dry days are sunny, with temperatures not going beyond 25 – 30 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Bangalore is from November to March. 

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Manali

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Nestled in the mighty Himalayas, Manali has an abundance of spectacular valleys filled with forests of oak, fir, deodar and pine. It is a full package of nature, food, adventure sports and ancient heritages. Splashing river Beas flows proudly amidst the valley. A lot of gushing waterfalls like Jogni falls and Rahala fall flush out of haphazardly placed rocks. You can also catch sights of sprawling meadows, terraced farming and fruit orchards. All these sights adds up to making the town look breathtakingly beautiful. 

Manali also shares a piece of history, giving it ancient heritages which has splendid architecture and stunning views. Religious devotees come here to pay their tribute to the temples like Hadimba, Manu and Shiv temple. Whereas history lovers go to old forts like Naggar and Kuthar. These places have remarkable architecture against the backdrop of mountains which is worth a visit. 

Having said enough about the terrains of Manali, it is a hub for adventure sports. The location gives a wide range of adventurous activities like paragliding, camping, trekking and river rafting to feed the adrenaline hunger of the adventure seekers. It also has rustic villages and backcountries, which calls for the hippie experiences. Places like Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are often visited by these junkies. Backpackers love to visit here to get the plateful meal of thrill, nature, wildlife and tranquillity. 

All this grace makes up Manali for a romantic honeymoon with a subtle blend of adventure. Newly wedded couples choose this place to begin the new life of their love amidst the fresh meadows and white streams of water. Striding around the mall road at night is also a very pleasing option where they together can try on distinct local cuisines. However, the regional cuisines are majorly influenced by Punjabi and Tibetan tadka, but that ends up making it tastier. Mall road also leaves options for buying unique stuff like singing bowl, woollen clothing, Dorje, prayer wheels and other souvenirs. These lit roads at night and gleaming valleys in the morning give picture-perfect backdrops for their honeymoon photos. Even photography enthusiasts can capture these frames along with flora and fauna of the city.

Manali is no less than a box full of an array of sweets. You can dig in it and collect as many gems as you want. And by gems, it means ‘memories’. Wait no longer and pack all that you need for a fun-filled trip. Grab your laptop to book your tickets and head off to this lovely place to have some experiences to cherish throughout your life.

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Pune

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If Mumbai is the most happening place in Maharashtra, then it’s neighbour Pune is the cultural hub and the biggest city in the state. An upcoming IT centre and a fascinating city, Pune has no shortage of things to intrigue the interest of almost anyone who has ever been here or has heard of the city. With being in the proximity of many major cities and acting as a centre seat for when getting to major attractions of the state is concerned, the places to visit in Pune and around will never cease to amaze you with their unique roster of features. 

From treks to Lohagarh and Rajmachi Forts, to the canoeing and white water rafting adventures in Kolad River, from a fascinating Scuba Diving experience to the unique experience of trekking in Andharban, the city is in a proximity of some of the most fascinating things to do in Pune and near.

Adventure never stops in Pune as you can embark on an exhilarating underwater experiences in the Sangam safari and maybe, if you are a daredevil, pay a visit to the Crocodile Island. And even if you are not well acquainted with the adventures around, don’t be disheartened as there are many places near Pune where you can take on things at a beginner level, like the Kundalika river that serves as the perfect place for beginners in rafting or the famous Rajmachi fort which is most suited for people who wish to start on an easy trek

And for places to stay in Pune and around, there are innumerable options to choose from. You can choose to stay in a luxurious resort in Pune or go for a hillside resort in the embrace of Maharashtra’s favourite hill stations like Khandala, Lonavala or Mahabaleshwar for the true weekend getaway from Pune, not so far away from the city. And for the ones who like mix adventure with their stays and take it all to a whole new level, Pune is not going to disappoint you. With options ranging from a camp stay on the banks of Pawna Lake to a village stay experience in Junnar, there is just no stopping the fun that one can have in Pune. Pune is the whole deal, everything around it is just a pleasant add-on, and who doesn’t like freebies, right?

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Goa – the party capital of India comprises of two major districts namely North and South Goa. The districts are bounded by various other districts with Sindhudurg of Maharashtra lying in the North and Belgaum of Karnataka lying to the east. The Arabian Sea surrounding the North Goa district from the west and quite naturally, the South Goa district bounding the former from the South.

North Goa has a greatly revered history lying behind it. Most of the territories situated in North Goa were once under the kingdom of Sawantwadi. Sawantwadi was majorly dominated by Pondawas and Marathas. Hence, quite naturally, this region was primarily dominated by Hindus who later on became to be living under the Portuguese Inquisition – who pretty much changed the face of the whole of Goa itself. Post the 18th century, the Portuguese became prominently the dominators of the region of Goa and much change was brought it.

While Konkani is the mother tongue of the majority of the people residing in the North Goa district, there is a special blend of the Portuguese and Indian culture that you will get to witness in this region. The place consists of tonnes of beaches being kissed by beautiful, salt-ful oceans and one of the best times to visit Goa is during monsoons as it is another joy to watch the small but quite region come to life.

Apart from that, there are a number of activities that one can choose from especially the varied watersports available for the use of tourists. The night-life is quite obviously commendable too.


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While travelling and touring across India is an experience in itself, landing in the country’s capital and exploring it could prove to be an indelible memoir. A symbol of country’s rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a place where ancient and modern blends seamlessly together. Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis, and colourful bazaars, gives you a glimpse of the past.

 

New Delhi, on the other hand, is a striking mix of conventions, political significance and engineering brightness. When it comes to tourist places in New Delhi, one would be spoilt for choice as there are various options to hang out or for sightseeing. There would never be dearth of tourist options.

 

With the myriad of places to visit, the tourist places in Delhi attracts lots of travellers worldwide. It won't just captivate you but will keep you astounded with its vibrant cultures. From historical landmarks to swarmed shopping centres and from Mughal patio nurseries to Delhi University grounds, this vibrant city is known for providing tourists exactly what they want. Let the glimpse of history touch your soul, political aura make you powerful and winds of north tingle your spine. Visit New Delhi once and you won’t regret it.

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Jaipur

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The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is fondly dubbed as the Pink city; it sits on the edge of the Thar desert and is surrounded by the Aravalli hills. The contrasting attractions of Jaipur comprise of ageless hilltop forts, smothering food, and bustling markets. Hawa Mahal, which is known as the grandiose pink sandstone Palace of Winds, towers overlooking the busy streets and bazaars and is a unique sight for the tourists. Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO world heritage site that dates back to the 18th century and is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur

 

Perched atop a hill dwells the majestic Amber fort which is loaded with fun activities and lures the tourists with its huge royal gates and the unique red stone built; it dates back to the 16th century and houses temples, gardens, palaces and a lake inside its premises. Jaipur is definitely a place for the street style fashionista, products like meenakari trinkets, bandhani printed sari, lac bangles, and blue pottery are highly sold in the galleries of Bapu and Nehru Bazaar.  The monkey temple which is named as Galtaji temple is another sight that you cannot miss. The clothes you buy in Rajasthan are loved for its mirror work and embroidery, the corners and nooks of Rajasthan performs live folk music and the galleries have stories which are hundreds and thousand years old.

 

Albert Hall museum and Central Museum are best places to learn about Rajasthan's rich culture and history and also to collect a bagful of handicrafts. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival, is dear to almost every bibliophile around the globe. When you are in Jaipur, do not forget to visit Choki Dhani, a famous yet out of the world place to eat and enjoy. The literature festival that is hosted in the Diggi Palace is a five day program and is free to all.

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Munnar

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Munnar is a quaint town and an idyllic hill station located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in the district of Idukki, Munnar used to be the summer resort of the British rulers during colonial times. It is known for its green belt of lush forests and unending expanse of tea estates and is also home to some of the endangered species of animals like Neelakurinji and Nilgiri Tahr. It is known to be one of the most sought after tourist destinations in South India due to its pristine valleys, mountains, and exotic varieties of flora and fauna. 

Munnar is a spectacular spot in Kerala, and its beauty attracts thousands of visitors every year towards it. What makes Munnar even more popular is the presence of three rivers that flow through this area, namely Mattupetti, Periavaru, and Nallathanni. Various viewpoints are segregated throughout this area, from where you can have a look at the stunning valleys, hills, and rivers. It’s pleasant hills, pristine lakes, and rocky terrains have further made it a popular trekking and camping site. 

Some of the local attractions like Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and elusive Nilgiri Tahr attract tourists from all across the world over here. Nestled between the beautiful hills of Munnar is a pristine waterfall named Atukkad Waterfall, where you can come for a romantic escapade. Photopoint is another stunning destination in Munnar filled with sparkling stream and calm woods and is an ideal spot for taking photographs. 

Trekking and camping are the most popular activities that you must try during your visit to Munnar. Apart from this, you can stay in a treehouse or visit the tea plantations for a surreal experience. Safari tour of Eravikulam National Park and Shikara ride in Kundala lake should also be the top things to do in Munnar.

The weather in Munnar remains quite pleasant throughout the year, but in summer, people especially come to this place to escape from the scorching heat in other parts of the country. During monsoon season Munnar experiences heavy rainfall that might hamper your travel plan as most of the activities are restricted during this time of the year. The best time to visit Munnar is between March to September when the weather stays very pleasant. 

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Coorg

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Wake up to the smell of tranquilizing coffee, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this misty land of hills and streams. Popularly known as the Scotland of India, Coorg lives up to its name with luring amalgamation of history, luxury, adventure, mouth-watering cuisine. Located along the western ghats, this famous coffee-producing hill station is well-known for its jaw-dropping ravishing scenery and opulence.

Not just the scintillating beauty, this misty landscape has a rich culture and a unique local clan - Kodavas specialised in martial arts, widely known for their hospitality. Ranging from admiring the beauty of this heavenly destination to a challenging trek or deep insight into the culture at the Madikeri Fort to the enthralling adventure at Abbey falls or the spicy curries to the sweet heart-melting handmade truffles, Coorg will make you oscillate to the extremes in everything.

With so many activities in the house, this is indeed an ideal destination for everyone, whether you are a foodie, an explorer, an adventurer, or a tranquility seeker. Not to forget the popular festivals -  Keil Poldu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Shankaramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest).

Stunning mountains, the cascade of falling waters, and eye-feasting view of the flora and fauna, this place is indeed a perfect holiday destination for people who need an escape from their monotonous 9-5 hectic life. Much-acclaimed to be the preferred destination for trekking sports and white water rafting, Coorg qualifies to be the perfect location for the thrill-seekers.

Quench your thirst for adventure as you drive along the misty roads in the winter afternoons around the hills. Though the tinge of excitement is unnerving enough to boost your enthusiasm, do take care of the safety measures while you enjoy your exhilarating journey to Coorg.

Make sure you do not miss out the mesmerising towns including Gonikoppal, Somwarpet, Kushalnagar, Pollibetta, and Virajpet to add rewarding experiences to your itinerary. 

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Shimla

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Among the most popular hill stations in India, Shimla holds a distinct place owing to its unique charm. Located at a distance of 342 km from the national capital, Delhi, Shimla is a great choice for a weekend getaway from Delhi and Chandigarh since there are so many places to visit in Shimla. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, and all it possesses and all it offers helps it easily justify its reputation and position as the capital city of a beautiful state, widely known for adventure activities and natural wonders. Laden with beautiful, dense forests of Pine, Oak, and Deodar, Shimla is refreshing in its very existence. 

The picturesqueness of this beautiful hill station makes it an apt destination for photographers looking for perfect frames and nature enthusiasts who want explore the nature in its pristine form. It is quite interesting that despite being home to a large population, the biosphere of Shimla is still in an excellent form. Shimla exhibits a very relaxing mood to those who visit it in search of tranquility.

Due to the plenty of activity options available here, Shimla is emerging as a popular destination for offbeat travel as well. People from all over India and beyond visit Shimla to experience an adventure which makes it a major hotspot for adventure activities in northern India. It is also home to some beautiful places with spectacular views, and some truly magnificent specimens of architecture can be found in Shimla.

Shimla houses some beautiful Hindu temples, located at apt locations, offering spectacular views of the beautiful hill station and the nearby hills with a thick covering of green forests. Some of the most revered temples in Shimla are Jakhoo Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, etc. These temples are located at short distances from the city center, so if you prefer, you can trek up to these temples through the woods. Shimla has a plethora of interesting places to visit and explore. As Shimla once served as the Summer Capital of British India, some captivating buildings with brilliant neo-Gothic architecture exist here.

Some of the most remarkable ones among those are the Institute of Advance Learning, Gorton Castle, Bantony Castle, and Christ Church. You can spend an evening shopping from the Mall Road and enjoying some interesting cultural activities on the Ridge. Splendid views of the city can be enjoyed and captured in your camera from the Ridge after sunset. Shimla also has also some interesting places in store for wildlife lovers. Himalayan Bird Park is a delight for wildlife lovers, exhibiting some exotic and native unique bird species. Another great option for nature lovers and photographers in Shimla is Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary.

Shimla is not the kind of place that would ever let you feel bored while you are there since there are many interesting things to do in Shimla. Small things feel extraordinary in its beautiful setting. Be it a lazy walk on the Mall Road or shopping low-cost wooden articles and woolen clothes from Lakkar Bazar; be it picking one of the many restaurants serving toothsome food or trying pastries at bakery shops on the Mall Road, everything has a ‘feel good’ factor about it here. Moreover, the popularity of Shimla as a travel destination for an offbeat experience is on the rise. Earlier, Shimla was more popular among people travelling with families as a summer getaway, but with the popularisation of adventure activities, it is earning a reputation among adventure lovers.

Due to its proximity from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh, people from these cities prefer to travel to Shimla to indulge into adventure activities over travelling to destinations farther than it. Among the most popular activities in Shimla are camping, trekking, ice skating, paragliding, river rafting and heli skiing. If you want to experience light and easy activities in Shimla, there are some nice easy trek options here that take you to amazing spots through lush green Pine and Oak forests. And, if you crave thrill, Shimla is surrounded by some prominent Himalayan mountain ranges which is the reason why there are some breathtaking trails for trekking in and around Shimla. You can also experience the unique fun of ice skating here. Mountain biking can also be enjoyed in Shimla if you are up for something different.

Being the capital city of Himachal, there are abundant stay options in Shimla. You can find a good accommodation at a ridiculously low price and you can also find luxury hotels and resorts at scenic locations. Furthermore, there are some excellent campsites in Shimla where you can enjoy camping in the woods under a beautiful starlit sky. So, it does not matter whether you are a budget traveller or you prefer extravaganza; if you want to just relax in a comfortable accommodation laced with all modern amenities or you want an outdoor camping experience, Shimla has the most appropriate options to offer.

Shimla looks beautiful during all the seasons and can be visited during any time of the year. However, if you are interested in indulging in activities like camping, trekking and rafting in Shimla, the best time to visit is between March to June when the climate is pleasant. Most tourists visit Shimla during summer to find refuge in the cold hills of Shimla. But, visiting Shimla during winters is altogether a different experience. It is an ideal destination to spend a cold, lazy vacation at. If you get lucky, you may get to witness snowfall here between December to February, which is an experience, the memories of which you will always want to keep intact.

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Chennai

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Buzzing streets, stunning heritage temples, shopping arcades, and striking beaches are the elements that certainly allure the travel enthusiasts to visit Chennai. Located on the coast of Southeastern India, Chennai is one of the biggest cities in Tamil Nadu. It is also home to thriving technology, which makes it one of the largest IT parks in Asia. With Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram in its vicinity, it is pacing up as the cultural hub of India. This city has truly preserved its charisma all through its journey of becoming Chennai from Madras. Chennai is widely recognized for its bold flavors, warm hospitality, and colorful culture that never fails to impress the travelers.

Whether you’re seeking for spiritual bliss, party frenzy atmosphere or mind boggling fun activities Chennai has so much in store for the tourists that it offers something for everyone. You can marvel at the beautiful expanse of the world famous Marina Beach or you can engage into the trekking activities that are organized close to the waterfalls. You can also buy souvenirs from the shopping arcades and try the lip smacking cuisines of Chennai to make your entire trip memorable. The magnificently built temples of Chennai also attract tourists to visit this city. 

Chennai is not only the city of beaches and temples. This city offers you the provision to fly in the vast sky and sail in the water currents through the expansive sea. If you’re daring and have enough courage then get tied to the harness and jump from the highest mountain peak. Yes paragliding is a must try thrilling activity over here. Apart from this several other adrenaline rushing activities like river rafting, surfing and scuba diving are lined up for the tourists in Chennai. You can also indulge into rock climbing and camping session to test your adventurous streak. 

The ideal time to visit Chennai is the winter and pre-monsoon season between February and October. During this time of the year, the weather is quite pleasant, which gives you a chance to explore this city at its best. Summers can be scorching and intensely harsh as the temperature rises up to 40 degrees Celsius, so it’s best not to visit Chennai during this season. During the winter season, the temperature hovers between 20-25 degrees Celsius and cool breezes flow from the sea, providing relief from the otherwise humid weather. The months between September to July constitute the monsoon season, which is accompanied by strong winds and heavy rainfall.

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Udaipur

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Udaipur is known as a standout amongst the most romantic destinations of India and on occasion alluded to as the ‘Venice of the East’. Tourist Places in Udaipur has characteristic offerings with a loftiness increased by human exertion, to make it an unforgettable destination enchanting all the travelers.

Proffering an ideal mélange of culture, history and grandeur, the lovely city makes for the ideal vacation place. The lakes along with the palaces and forts offer the city a visual definition. 

Lake Pichola remains the number one attraction but Udaipur is blessed with a number of other gorgeous lakes that paint a postcard perfect picture for any tourist. The azure waters hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis lend the right credentials to Udaipur for being called the ‘City of Lakes’. 

When you visit Udaipur and go on exploring the splendid city, there is no denying that it provides full justice on being called the 'Jewel of Mewar' exuding regal exquisiteness. Maharana Udai Singh II founded the city in the year 1559. This place is a prominent tourist destination of India and is noted for its rich culture, and tradition. 

The imperial city of Udaipur boasts of massive forts, beautiful palaces, art museums, well-laid gardens, architectural temples, colorful fairs and festivals. Some of the popular places to visit here include City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jag Mahal, Jagdish Temple, Shilpagram, Gulab Bagh Zoo and so on.

Owing to its easy accessibility from all the major towns in India, Udaipur is a perfect destination for a surreal retreat. With an ideal amalgamation of laid back relaxation and daring adventures, the tourist places in Udaipur are certainly the most exciting when we talk about elegance and magnificence. The alluring beauty and the most stunning tourist attractions rightly makes Udaipur the most sought after holiday destination in India.

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For a beach holidays, places in South Goa offer the best of scenic tours and beautiful resorts to stay. Goa is one of the most popular international tourist places in India. You will find tourists from all over the world visiting this place for partying, water sports, nightlife, delish sea food, and hiking on beaches. There is more to Goa than Baga Beach and its adventures. When you travel south, you will be mesmerized to find beaches with serene and crystal clear water and beauteous surroundings. There are beaches, clubs, shopping sprees, eatery joints, temples, cathedrals, and more places to see when you start exploring south Goa.

There is roaster of things to do when you visit Goa, apart from enjoying time on the beaches. Every spot in Goa beams with happiness. South Goa has offbeat activities and heritage tours that you might not find in other parts of Goa. South Goa is your sweet and serene escapade for offbeat and adventurous activities. You can go on cruises, visit wildlife sanctuaries, take enjoy cruise parties, and shop at the market places for throw away prices. South Goa offers you best of food, recreation, sightseeing, and other amusement options for people of all age groups. Most of the residential buildings are colorful, and white is the only color not used on these buildings.


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Leh

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Leh is a dream destination for many travellers in India and even for those who are visiting from overseas. It is not just a destination for solo travelers but has so much to offer to young travellers, families and couples alike. Leh is famous for its high altitudes and numerous passes connecting various locations in this difficult terrain. To explore the best tourist places in Leh, one must visit this frozen paradise to explore its secrets and admire its breath-taking beauty.

 Despite its harsh weather and inaccessibility, it remains a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. But make sure you are physically fit to endure the harsh weather and difficult terrains of Leh. You must be wondering why visit this place is perfect when the terrain is difficult to navigate. Well, you must visit this place because not only is it a pocket-friendly tourist destination, (provided you book in advance), it is sparsely crowded even during peak season and the local hosts are committed to ensuring you to have a terrific experience.

 Leh is a dream destination for many travellers and the holy grail for the adventure enthusiasts. If you are a photography enthusiast then Leh is the paradise you have been waiting for all your life. There isn’t much to offers in terms of nature or wildlife photography, but what you can capture instead is a vast empty canvas that you can paint. 

 The landscape here is unlike anywhere in India and worldwide and so much of it is still undiscovered and undocumented. In addition to the mesmerizing landscape, there are many turquoise blue lakes, beautifully constructed monasteries, snow-covered mountains and unimaginable sights that change every few kilometres. It’s safe, economical and you can travel here by yourself, or with your friends, families and even that someone special. Explore tourist places in Leh with the best Leh tour packages which will leave you mesmerized by its beauty.

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Located in the foothills of Himalayas, on the banks of Ganga River, Rishikesh is among the most popular tourist destinations in India for all the good reasons. Rishikesh is famous for the divine, blue Ganga, river banks with white sand, lush green hills, ancient Hindu temples, river rafting and much more. With a plethora of places to visit in Rishikesh, it also offers numerous fun activities that make it so popular. This charming city in Uttarakhand is popularly known as the ‘World’s Yoga Capital’ as it is a prominent center for studying yoga and has many ashrams and meditation centers where one can learn and study yoga.

The most iconic element that makes Rishikesh such a significant place among tourists is the presence of Ganga River which is believed to be the holiest river according to Hinduism. There are numerous Hindu Temples and religious places in Rishikesh, making it a major religious center for Hindus in India. The city is among the most preferred weekend getaways near the national capital, Delhi. The distance between Rishikesh and Delhi is just 244 km which makes it an easy getaway destination for people seeking an escape from the wearisome atmosphere of Delhi. Except for being a major hub for adventure sports and spirituality, the quality that makes Rishikesh one of its kind is the scenic beauty and thick vegetation, adding a feeling of refreshment to its air.

Rishikesh receives a huge rush of pilgrims all round the year since it houses some prominent religious places for Hindus. Apart from that, Ganga River is worshipped by Hindus which makes the town even more significant – religiously. There are places to visit in Rishikesh that are believed to be directly connected to Hindu mythology. Among such places are the very famous Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. These are iron suspension bridges across Ganga River, and are among the most iconic landmarks in Rishikesh.

These bridges offer panoramic views of the river and the city. Some of the most revered religious sites in the city houses are Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Tera Manzil Temple and many more such places which are frequented by hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees every year. Rishikesh is also home to a number of yoga ashrams. Parmarth Niketan is a major spiritual center facilitating yoga. The Beatles Ashram is a star attraction in Rishikesh, famous for its Beatles graffiti and artwork. The Ashram got its name from the famous pop band, The Beatles who visited the ashram in the ‘60s. Rishikesh is a delight during major Hindu Festivals.

In case you religious places do not interest you that much, Rishikesh has much more to quench your wanderlust than just Hindu temples. You can visit Marine Drive in Rishikesh which is a famous spot among youth where you can indulge into adventure activities and enjoy the scenic beauty of Ganga River flowing through the city. Rishikesh also has a treat for nature and wildlife lovers in the form of Rajaji National Park. This national park, spread over a vast region of 820 sq. km, offers you an opportunity to witness tigers and elephants, among many other fauna species, in their natural habitat. A safari in the dense jungles of this park is an unforgettable experience.

The list of things to do in Rishikesh does not end at just temple visits and river rafting since there is a lot more you can do on your trip to Rishikesh. There are more than a couple of factors owing to which Rishikesh has earned a reputation as one of the major tourist destinations in the country. One of those factors is, of course, river rafting. The river rafting in Rishikesh is so famous that Rishikesh has almost become synonymous to river rafting, and has earned heavy popularity among adventure enthusiasts during past few years. Indian and foreign tourists visit Rishikesh in great numbers, and in most cases, what brings them here is the desire to experience the thrill of river rafting in the rapids of Ganga River.

Except for the monsoon season when it rains heavily, river rafting can be enjoyed here all year long. What makes river rafting here even more fun is that there are different stretches for rafting, and each stretch has a different level of thrill involved. Besides river rafting, there are some other adventure sports in Rishikesh like Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing, Trekking, Camping and Rappelling. On your trip to Rishikesh, you can also enjoy the unique experience of camping at scenic spots, beside the blue waters of Ganga River. Rishikesh has some amazing resorts that offer you accommodations on the river banks, from where the views of the river and the hills are just breath-taking.

Rishikesh, being a gateway to the Himalayas, also serves as an excellent base station for many exhilarating treks that can be taken from here. Some of the most recommended treks that you can take from Rishikesh are Roopkund Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, and Nag Tibba Trek. Though there are other thrilling options, too, that make Rishikesh a trekker’s paradise. It is not surprising that with such a wide array of exciting adventure activities, it is growing as a major adventure hotspot.

Rishikesh is among those rare gems of the places which are fun irrespective of whom you visit the place with. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing, breathing in the refreshing air on the banks of the river, you want to indulge into exciting adventure activities or you want to bring peace to your soul by meditating, Rishikesh has so much to explore.

The climate of Rishikesh is the pleasant type, so it can be visited during any time of the year. However, rafting is closed during monsoon due to heavy rainfalls and summer months mark high temperatures, so visiting Rishikesh between May to mid of September can be avoided. To experience the best of Rishikesh, visit between late September to November or in March-April.

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Nainital, the hill resort town in the district of the same name, derives its name from the emerald, glassy, eye-shaped lake (tal) which the town is built around. The British Sugar trader, P. Baron, founded the town in the year 1841 and thank God that he did! There could not be a better getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The moment you enter Nainital district, you step into a new, parallel world. With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the transition to scenic splendour of the likes of the place is a treat to the senses, a characteristic balming bliss of an experience that one can only understand through live experience.

No wonder then that the Kumaon Himalayas are regarded as “devbhoomi” ( land of the Gods), a divine manifestation of the most intricate natural laws, working for millennia, to carve out the perfect cradle in the arms of the lofty peaks, who remain standing as sentinels, offering solace and inspiring awe in humanity. Nainital’s appeal comes across as no less than a dreamscape. The British elites had used the location as a retreat during the harsh summers of the Indian mainland once upon a time, and the tradition remains alive for native Indians, as well as our foreign guests to this day.

With the changing climatic patterns ushering in harsher summers, Nainital as an easily accessible and highly affordable getaway vacation spot appears as no less than a prayer answered. With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the Naina Devi temple, St John in Wilderness, Hanuman Garhi for the pious ones, Mall road market,Tibetan market for the spendthrift ones, Naini Lake, Nainital Zoo, Jim Corbett National Park, Snow Viewpoint for the nature and adventure lovers, Nainital has a very inclusive agenda in terms of provisions - there is something for everyone.

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Lonavala is a hill station near Pune district of Maharashtra. At the height of 2,047 feet from sea level and sprawling over 38 kilometer square of land, Lonavala is an escapist city from the fast-paced and extreme conditions that inhabit both Mumbai and Pune. It offers the perfect retreat to the city dwellers through its serenity and peaceful atmosphere.

Several places of interest around Lonavala and Khandala attract tourists throughout the year. They include vivid and picturesque lakes, cliff-tops, eluding caves, and magnificent forts. Dams and waterfalls are a pioneer attraction during and immediately after the monsoon. Some of these places are Rajmachi Point,  Lonavala Lake, and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan Dam, Ryewood Park, Della Adventure Park, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Lohagad and Visapur forts.

If you dive into the history of Lonavala, you will find that it was a part of the Yadava dynasty. Khandala is another hill adjacent to Lonavala, both of which were discovered by the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Elphinstone. The Maratha and Peshwa empires played a prominent historical role with its Malva warriors. But its history is not the only reason to visit Lonavala.

Lonavala is 96 km away from the city of Mumbai and only 64 km from the modern city of Pune. It falls in between the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, thus making commute all the easier. And if you can’t find a rental car, then you have buses and trains to rely on.

Train journeys are comfortable and filled with lush green passages, especially during the monsoon. If this has aroused you enough to visit the hill-station once, then here is a detailed guide on how and when to go about.

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Wayanad

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Known for its soothing temperature all around the year, Wayanad is the ultimate destination to escape the scorching sun of North India. This place doesn’t only offer its cool temperature but along with that, it has untouched woods, misty mountains, and long spread plantations. Often called the spice garden of India, Wayanad is laid with many tourist places and vast orchards of various spices like cardamom, Black pepper, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Black cumin and more. These green orchards of distinct spices give this place a different fragrance which is further enriched with the aroma of coffee plantation, nutrition of organic fruits and vegetables and waving paddy fields.

Having said this much about the greenery in the city, it is understood that it will have numerous wildlife sanctuaries, reserves and national parks protecting the rural life of the forests. Adding to all the natural beauty you have India’s largest earth dam and Asia’s second-largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad. Having mighty mountains, dense woods, and gushing rivers, Wayanad is a hub for trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, and many more adventurous activities.

You can trek to India’s largest Earth Dam, Banasura Dam or trek to witness the sun setting behind the mountains from Wayanad’s highest peak, Chembra Peak. The list doesn’t end here, you have the chance to explore potentially Neolithic age at Edakkal Caves. You will find some petroglyphs- prehistoric rock carvings used as a communication tool.

Moreover, you will find some amazing examples of ancient architecture and religious beliefs through the monuments like Thirunelli Temple, Karinthandan Temple, Ancient Jain Temple and much more. All these threads weave into an amazing tapestry that will glorify your photo album as well as the album of your life.

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Translated as the ‘Young Daughter’s Town’ as it was presented as dowry to the younger daughter of the Chief of Sakrepatna, Rukmangada, this serene city is also known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’ tranquilizing you from within with its aroma.

Lush green trees set against the backdrop of majestic Mullayangiri ranges, Chikmagalur is one of the most popular spots for trekkers, nature enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, and explorers. The pious land is home to numerous temples including the Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, and Amruteshwar Temple adding grace to the grandeur of the vicinity bringing in devotees from far and close offering their prayers.

Chikmagalur stands at an elevation of 3,400 feet, covered with eye-catching tea and coffee plantations, making it a major commercial hub of the state, and also bringing in tourists from all over the world to entice the unique experience of walking through the plantations.

This entrancing hill station is not just about temples and sightseeing but also adventure activities that would savor your inner thrill enthusiast.  
Do not miss out on the famous waterfalls, namely, Jhari Waterfalls, Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, Shankar Falls, and Kadambi Falls as there are plenty of them that will surely leave you mesmerized by spellbinding scenic beauty. Cascade of water flowing over the rugged terrain, it is a view that you will remember all through your life.

If you wish to find an escape from the monotonous 9 to 5 life, this is just the right place for you to spend some time amidst the flora and fauna. Do not forget to carry your camera along to come back with pictures to flaunt on your social media. 

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When one speaks about a family vacation, the first few things that strike one’s mind are green trees, blue skies, chilly weather, great food and a place where you can forget all your woes and calm down. This holiday destination is among those that fall under the category of delivering this experience to its visitors.

Lying at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand is known for its beautiful climate and the lovely landscapes it encompasses. One of the most astonishing facts about this place however, is that it is also one of the most important education hubs in the whole of India. How a place so small and petite be able to give a tough competition to other financial sectors of India is truly unimaginable.

Dehradun lies in Doon Valley which is located on a varying height of approximately 410m. The region is especially known for its climate. While one will experience a pleasant cool weather in Dehradun, the city is often times referred to as the ‘Rainy city of India’ due to the continuous rainfalls especially during monsoons.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. In the recent years – there was a sense of construction boom that took place wherein endless residential property emerged in the city. Modern buildings have gradually been constructed making up for the good portions of Dehradun.


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Kullu

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Kullu is a resort town in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located on the banks of Beas River. It is the capital town of Kullu district. It is a town through which the famous Beas River flows. It is home to the most beautiful landscapes like the very famous Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, and Chandrataal Lake. Located at a distance of approximately 500 km from the national capital, Delhi, Kullu is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations and holds an important place among the popular hill stations in India. Its proximity and good road connectivity with major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh make it an ideal weekend getaway for people seeking a sweet escape from the bustle of these cities. A distance of 208 km lies between Kullu and the state capital, Shimla. 

Kullu has an altitude of 1279 m which makes it an ideal hill station with an ideal climate that is neither hot nor extremely cold. Most tourists prefer to travel here during summers to escape the scorching heat of the plains and take refuge in the cold hills of Kullu with refreshing, untainted air. Though in order to enjoy snowfall in Kullu, December and January are the best months to visit it when the snow-blanketed Kullu is a sight you can call unforgettable. Whether you want to breathe in some quietness, want to get adventurous and taste the thrill or admire the craftsmanship of God, Kullu is a perfect place to come to with desires and return with experiences and memories. The hills of Kullu are covered with pine and deodar trees, adding a vivid green to the picturesqueness of the place; whereas, the sound of the flowing Beas River adds sweet rhythm to the atmosphere. The hills, the forest and the river in Kullu collectively make it God’s perfect imagination and a blessing to the humankind.

Kullu is an abode of adventure enthusiasts due to the various adventure activities that can be indulged in here and the surrounding regions in the form of trekking, river rafting, and camping among many others. Other adventure activities like paragliding and skiing can also be enjoyed here. Also, Kullu has some of the best treks not just in Himachal, but in the country, ranging from easy to difficult; from short treks to long expeditions. Whatever your preferences are, Kullu has the right treks for you that take you to landscapes with indescribable sort of beauty. Among the most exciting treks, one can take here are Hampta Pass Trek, Chanderkhani Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek, and Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek. The best of Kullu can truly be explored on these treks that take you through thick forests and large meadows while the Beas River flows alongside. Kullu has some of the most scenic camping sites that exist in Himachal. Owing to its beautiful landscape where you can see the blue water of Beas River flowing smoothly with magnificent, lush green hills in the backdrop, Kullu makes for a good option for photographers. Photography-lovers visit Kullu in search of picture-perfect frames and they find them here easily. The scenic beauty of the town is not worth being captured just in the cameras, but in the hearts as well – like a beautiful memory etched in one’s memory lane. Once you have been to Kullu, it is hard to take this town off of your mind.

Kullu boasts of some unique tourist attractions including old Hindu temples and nature escapes. One of the best tourist attractions in Kullu is The Great Himalayan National Park, spread over an area of 1171 sq km within numerous species of flora and fauna. It was established in 1984 with an objective to protect the nature and wildlife in this region from undue human interference and is a place worth at least one visit. Kullu is replete with some prominent Hindu temples that attract pilgrims and people keen on knowing and understanding its culture in great numbers. Among the most famous religious sites located in Kullu are Hidimba Devi Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, and Bijli Mahadev Temple that receive huge footfall of both tourists and devotees. Besides, there are some exceptionally good places in Kullu district around Kullu town like Manikaran and Kasol that can be easily visited to check some stunning views that will leave you hypnotized.

To make your stay in Kullu comfortable and pleasant, the town has some incredible stay options ranging from budget hotels to luxury resorts offering world-class amenities. Stunning views of the surrounding hills and the divine Beas River come coupled with these options. Due to the wide range of stay options that are available here, it is no hassle to find a good one in Kullu that suits your needs and matches your budget.  

Though Kullu can be visited during any season of the year, the best season to explore the best of the valley is summer season when the climate is quite pleasant. During winters, if you get lucky, you can witness the very famous snowfall of Kullu that paints the green hills white. However, the temperature during winters goes down to as low as -1 degree Celsius. It rains heavily here during the monsoon, so it is recommended to avoid a monsoon plan in Kullu unless you enjoy staying bolted in a room, looking outside at the pouring rain from the window.


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Ladakh

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Ladakh, the erstwhile Buddhist kingdom is spectacularly jagged. Arid mountains, dramatically crowned rocky outcrops, picturesque gompas, meditational mani walls and multi hued flags are few of the many sites that exemplify the beauty of Ladakh. The well balanced traditional society of Ladakh has much to offer the West in terms of ecological awareness.

Ladakh is a magnificent and an unexplored wonderland of the Himalayas. It is one place that is considered as a heaven by everyone who is on a lookout to satiate their indomitable love for adventure. Besides trekking in Ladakh, you can indulge in a series of adventure sports such as biking, water rafting, safaris, etc. Also known as the ‘Land of Passes, Ladakh forms an alluring part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.  

Situated at an elevation of 2750 - 7672 meters above sea level, Ladakh is indeed blessed with incredible topography that comprises of hilly terrains, high altitude peaks and the lush green grasslands. Adventure fanatics from across the globe visit Ladakh as there are plethora of trek trails and trekking options available here.

Set amidst snow capped hills, Ladakh is the center of Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is dotted with a number of colorful monasteries. Some of the popular tourist hotspots in Ladakh include Alchi and Nubra Valley. Apart from this, Ladakh is also a land that is popular for the rich heritage and culture. It is home to the rare wildlife including the Tibetan antelope, ibex and yak.

Still unadulterated by modernity, Ladakh is where you’ll experience life coming to a standstill when you directly communicate with the nature and serenity around.


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Cochin

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Kochi (also colonially known as Cochin) is a city located on the southwest coast of India in the state of Kerala. It has been a major port since the 19th century and was built by the British Raj in India for its strategic and industrial importance in foreign trade. Kochi is arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the diversity and beauty of Kerala. With the best places to visit in Cochin, it has been rated among the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Cochin and its surrounding hill station Munnar are a must visit for those touring Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala can especially be experienced through the waterways flowing across Cochin in streams and lagoons. Such places have now been converted into picnic and fishing spots, where visitors can boat through the water and stop midway on an isolated camp for some private time with nature. Fort Kochi, one of the most famous beaches has a colonial era feel and cool winds from the Arabian sea that soothes the nerves of backpackers sailing or cycling across the city. Cochin is also particularly known for its religious houses especially British era churches, and forts that have been converted into temples.

 

This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the vast water body and the hills provide a moderate equatorial climate for visitors. With the best places to visit in Cochin, informally it is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala

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The ancient city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has been a major Hindu pilgrimage site for centuries. Located where the sacred River Ganga emerges from the base of the Himalayas, it’s considered one of the 7 Sapta Puri. The Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years, is also celebrated here. The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colourful and fascinating blend of culture and offers the best tourist places in Haridwar. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar often bustles with devotees. It propitious location near the holy River Ganga has made it gain more popularity.

With the passage of time, it has become more than just a religious city, where people thronged to perform immersion of the ashes or took a dip in the water to wash away their sins. It has in fact evolved into Yoga, cultural and spiritual centre and has also become a prime hub for learning Sanskrit language The modern day, Haridwar is the reflection of the culture of India and thus offer much to its visitors. Here is the list of best 12 places that one must see in this holy city.

While religion plays an important role in Haridwar – many visitors are pilgrims and devotees – there’s more to this holy city. The cuisine is excellent and food lovers eager to try authentic Indian fare will find their palates satiated many times over. Travelers in search of yoga ashrams and centers hoping to improve their physical and mental health won’t be left wanting either. If you’re eager to experience the tourist places in Haridwar, read on to know the best time to visit, how to get here and where to stay.

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We do not need to describe Mussoorie because great author Ruskin Bond has already done that in his immortal novels and short stories. He used this amazing town and the tourist places in Mussorie as the backdrop of his stories and the natural beauty of this town has created many landmarks in the field of “nature’s romanticism.”
If you are in love with nature’s romanticism and follow literature for that then the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie is your wonderland waiting for you. Sir Sachin Tendulkar, the demigod of the cricketing world loves this place as his regular hideout in a great climate and pleasant city.

Located at the height of almost 1900 meters from the sea levels this landscape of nature has become a paradise for the tourists with a passage of time. This advantage point of nature has a history dating back to
19th century when the officers of ruling East India Company developed it as a holiday paradise in the hills. Located at the distance of 40 Kilometers from the state capital of Indian state of Uttranchal, Dehradun, Mussoorie also won this moniker of being the “queen of the hill stations.” More than 15 attractions full of nature, religion and culture are at your disposal when you are planning a stay in Mussoorie Resorts. This hill station also serves as a gateway to the glaciers of Yamunotri and Gangotri and we can consider it as an ideal place to spend summer vacations.

The year of 1991 brought this town into the spotlight because of certain cultural events and movements of political celebrities. We can term this phase as the beginning of the modern history of "Mussoorie the tourism Destination." Now this hill station has become a modern town where nature and modern day amenities are developing a new eco-system of fun, frolic, and entertainment for all age groups and honeymoon couples in particular. With
passage of time, Mussoorie has also become an educational hub because of the presence of some premium educational institutes and convent schools. The presence of these tourist places in Mussoorie also added a youthful spirit in the ambiance of this hill station.

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Hyderabad city familiarly known as the ‘Pearl city’ is one of the most prosperously expanding cities of India. There is an abundance of tourist attractions in Hyderabad here like historical monuments, beautiful gardens and parks, lakes and a variety of resorts. Among the must-visit tourist places in Hyderabad, will find a lot of museums and exquisite lip-smacking cuisines in Hyderabad.

One among the most enriching states in South India is the territory of Telangana and the area around its capital city of Hyderabad. Known for its zesty and tasty biryani and acclaimed spots like the Charminar and the Golconda Fort, this place is a standout amongst the most dynamic and overflowing spots in the south. Verifiable Monuments of Hyderabad are well known for their magnificent design. Numerous eminent landmarks are arranged in old city of Hyderabad and few of them are in and around Hyderabad city.

 Apart from having a rich history, tourist places in Hyderabad also include the prime locations for technological development in India. You can visit the most beautifully designed ancient monument and mosques as well as temples in this city. The geographical location of Hyderabad has had a major influence on its varied cuisine, which ranges from the Hyderabadi style with its strong Mughalai influence, to a pure Andhra cuisine — hot and spicy.

Hyderabad has a number of options for weekend getaways. Places like Hampi, Bidar and resorts around Hyderabad are in close proximity for weekend getaways but if you're willing to travel a little more you can explore options like Dandeli, Gokarna and Badami. There are several companies that connect all of these places with individual travelers and corporate travelers from Hyderabad.

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Jodhpur

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Set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan reflects rich history and is a favorite among travelers. Fondly called the ‘sun city’, the tourist places in Jodhpur are rich in cultural heritage. The majestic forts, ancient ruined temples, grand palaces, and the beautiful endless deserts make for a perfect vacation be it with friends, family or your other half.

Whether it is walking around the grandness of the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort, binging on mirchi vada and pyaaz ki kachori, or shopping for mojris and bandhanis, you can never get enough of this beautiful blue city.Shop for antique silver jewelry, handcrafted embroidered juttis, and colourful bandhani sarees from famous Sardar Market and Nai Sarak.

Take a stroll around Umaid Bhawan palace and visit the vintage car museum. Get a taste of the village life of Jodhpur in a village safari or soak in the tranquility of the desert on a camel safari. Go desert camping in luxury tents or stay amidst the luxury of magnificent heritage hotels. When it comes to activities, there is no dearth of things to do in Jodhpur.

Apart from its wonderful palaces and forts and delicious rajasthani thali, Jodhpur is also known for its festivals. Listen to renowned artists at the World Sufi Spirit festival or witness folk artists and musicians at Rajasthan International Folk Festival.

Visit around January and get to see the Jodhpur international Kite festival and Nagaur Festival. The beautiful and ancient forts, palaces and temples, picturesque Thar desert, rich cultural heritage and the eye-catching marvels are some of the tourist places in Jodhpur which will etch delightful memories in your hearts.

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The gateway to the northeast and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the region, Guwahati serves as the starting block for the other seven sisters locations . This featureless city – a prosaic heap of glass and concrete for the most part – is a blend of old and new sights but there are a scattering of interesting temples to explore, when it comes to tourist places in Guwahati. Walk its back alleys and old quarters to  click some timeless picture and you will be able to salvage a generous amount of local flavour that lingers amid its suburban sprawl of ponds, palm trees, small single-storey traditional houses and old colonial-era mansions.It is located on the south bank of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest city of Assam and Northeast. The place has many ancient temples and is also known as the ‘city of temples’ in Northeast India. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya an incarnation of Sati. It is on Nilachal hill, says the Shiva Purana, which the yoni or creative organ of Sati fell when Vishnu, in a bid to save the world from the Shiva’s tandava nritya or dance of destruction, cut her dead body into 51 pieces with his sudarshan chakra. Other ancient temples located in the city are Navagraha temple, Umananda temple which is tucked on an island on the river Brahmaputra, Balaji Temple; you can also visit the state Zoo.

 

The British legacy is still visible in the architecture and food habits of the population. The place serves as the starting block to getaways like Meghalaya, Kaziranga National Park, Kohima, Imphal, Tawang, Mawlynnong, Bhalukpong, Dirang, Bomdila, Tezpur etc.  Northeast is a hidden treasure of India and if you really want to explore the best of India then do not miss this region with exceptional vistas, phenomenal cultural differences in each state and a the unaltered Himalayas with some of the highest peaks in the world. The tourist places in Guwahati are indeed is a place for every traveling soul to visit once.

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The fort of Jaisalmer is a breathtaking place to visit in Jaisalmer: a massive sandcastle rising from the sandy plains like a mirage from a bygone era. The tourist places in Jaisalmer will give you an experience to be remembered forever. No place better evokes exotic camel-train trade routes and desert mystery. Ninety-nine bastions encircle the fort’s still-inhabited twisting lanes. Inside are shops swaddled in bright embroideries, a royal palace and numerous businesses looking for your tourist rupee. Despite the commercialism, it’s hard not to be enchanted by this desert citadel.

 Jaisalmer has been enriched by its Jain community, which has adorned the city with beautiful temples, notably the temples dedicated to the 16th Tirthankara, Shantinath, and 23rd Tirthankara, Parshvanath.

Tourist places in Jaisalmer include a visit to Jain temples in total which are situated within the Jaisalmer fort built during 12th and 15th centuries. Among these temples, the biggest is the Parshwanath Temple; the others are Chandraprabhu temple, Rishabhdev temple, Shitalnath Temple, Kunthunath Temple, and Shantinath Temple. Known for their exquisite work of art and architecture that was predominant in the medieval era the temples are built out of yellow sandstone and have intricate engravings on them.

Jaisalmer boasts some of the oldest libraries of India among which contain rarest of the manuscripts and artefacts of Jain tradition. There are many pilgrimage centres around Jaisalmer such as Lodhruva(Lodarva), Amarsagar, Brahmsar and Pokharan.

Beneath the ramparts, particularly to the north, the narrow streets of the old city conceal magnificent havelis, all carved from the same golden-honey sandstone as the fort – hence Jaisalmer’s designation as the Golden City.

Musicians and dancers are also a major cultural export from Jaisalmer to the rest of the world. Jaisalmer is one of the most preferred event organizing destinations in Rajasthan. Several movies were shot in various locations and famous fort structured hotels of Jaisalmer. Tourist places in Jaisalmer are going to mesmerise you with its beauty.

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Alappuzha (Alleppey) is known as ‘the Venice of the East’. Offering the best tourist places in Alleppey, this charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than thousand houseboats. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. Kettuvallam is a Malayalam word, ‘Kettu’, means living structures and ‘Vallom’ means boat. In the olden days, kettuvallam or boat with a thatched roof that covers over wooden hulls was used to carry tons of rice and spices.

The modern houseboats are equipped with all the comforts of a good hotel room like air conditioners, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. An uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters fringed with coconut trees can be enjoyed from a houseboat. A perfect place to unwind with its laidback canals and lush greenery. The Alappuzha beach with a 137-year-old pier extending into the sea and an old 17th-century lighthouse built by the Portuguese add to the magic of the place. It is famous for its boat races, marine products, and coir industry.

So get ready to wander around this small but chaotic city center and bus-stand area, with its modest grid of canals. Head west to the beach or in practically any other direction towards the backwaters and Alleppey becomes elegant and greenery-fringed, waning into a watery world of hamlets, punted canoes, toddy shops and, of course, houseboats. Float along and gaze over paddy fields of succulent green, curvaceous rice barges and village life along the banks. Indeed, it is here that nature has spent upon the land her richest bounties. Come and explore the best tourist places in Alleppey.

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Experience a serene vacation exploring the exquisiteness of nature with a vacation in the picturesque Dharamshala. Situated at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level, Dharamshala lies on the scenic stretch of land of Kangra Valley making tourists spellbound for its spectacular beauty. Often cited as the ‘Little Lhasa of India’, Dharamshala is popularly known as the holy residence of the exiled Tibetan monk Dalai Lama.

With the backdrop of the breathtaking Dhauladhar ranges, Dharamshala is the one of the most tranquil destinations which you will find in North India, the perfect amalgamation of natural beauty and culture. Surrounded by thick deodar cedar trees and the snow capped peaks which decorate the landscape, the quaint city is visited by thousands of tourists to beat the summer blues and explore the best places to visit in Dharamshala.

The city of Dharamshala is divided into two parts, the lower division is the Dharamsala town whereas the upper division is known as Mcleodganj. Blessed with spectacular scenes of nature, the calm and serene hill stations proudly boasts strong Buddhist influences with many quaint old monasteries located here. There are a lot of other attractions in Dharamshala like the charming St. John Church, headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dal Lake, etc. that draws tourists from different parts of the country.

Dharamshala remains a distinct tourist destination in India attracting large crowds not only nationally but also internationally who come here to discover the striking Tibetan hub in India. For most ardent travelers, Dharamshala is a popular name on their travel wish lists due to its magnificent beauty and charming splendor of the landscape. So start packing up your bags and go to Dharamshala to behold one of the most scenic hill stations in India. If you are still wondering what makes it so charming, then check out the best places to visit in Dharamshala that attracts thousands of tourists every year.

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Ooty

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From nature walks in gardens that makes one wonder whether Paradise, as depicted in scriptures of various cultures, have actually been derived from such sensory experiences to relaxing over a cup of tea from the tea plantations dotting the hillside, only to realize most humbly of nature’s gifts as a bountiful provider, the tourist places in Ooty can be expected to resuscitate the soul, depleted of its spiritual reserves through the trials of everyday existence. 

Ooty, once the summer capital of Madras Presidency under the British, can be safely regarded as “India’s Switzerland”. John Sullivan, the then collector of Coimbatore had noted the same in his elaborate report on the region, way back in the 19th century. After independence, Ooty was developed into a major tourist destination and understandably so, given its qualification for the same, owing to nature’s abundant blessings in terms of climate, scenic splendour, local sights and sounds, its wealth of birds and beasts and of course its homegrown beverages of tea and coffee.

The majestic “Queen of the Hills” forms part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, reputed for its fragile and exquisite ecosystem. In the ecological parlance, it is best known as a “hotspot”, the label justifying the designation of the section of the Western Ghats as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ooty has been developed to offer a rare glimpse to tourists of the essence of the rest of the reserve, much of which are out of bounds as part of conservation efforts.

The wooded hills of the Western Ghats with its canopy of unkempt, untouched shola vegetation interspersed with maintained and cultivated tea gardens offer a rare view of the symbiotic existence of man and nature where one can see and learn what sustainable use of natural resources should ideally look like. The botanical garden and rose garden curate much of the bounty of nature at Ooty to mesmerizing effect. One has to see the tourist places in Ooty it to believe in the gifts of life, otherwise often conveniently overlooked.

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Gangtok

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Gangtok, the exotic capital city of Sikkim, is a Buddhist haven. In sync with the Zen philosophy that divinity can only make its way through clear and clean surroundings, Gangtok is an epitome of neatness and is one of the few such places in India. The stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga, only add to the Gangokian environs. Offering the best tourist places in Gangtok, this place is also famous for its distinct cuisine, of which Momos and Kinema, are an excellent example. Gangtok is a city of great food, atmospheric sceneries and beautiful Buddhist monasteries, which include Rumtek and Enchey. It has great potential for sightseeing as well, including the Nathu La Pass and Tsomgo Lake. Gangtok is also a testament to the unique fashion sense of the North East. The folks here are known to have a keen sense of style and have a totally refreshing way of wearing the most casual outfits. Gangtok also has a very folksy and indie live-music sentiment. Finally, the people make the place and it is the helpful and friendly citizens of Gangtok, who are true exemplars of the principles of the Buddhist lifestyle.   

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage. Mountain views act as the backdrop to holidays in Gangtok, where much of the focus also lies on the monasteries, shrines, and temples of this old center of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage. Local delicacies such as momo (stuffed dumplings) also link Gangtok to Tibet. Use Gangtok as your gateway for exploring the state and beyond, with tour operators offering a number of day excursions and longer trips. To know more about the best tourist places in Gangtok, read below:

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On a summer day, the fragrance of tea leaves lifts off the hills and hover over Darjeeling like a hat and the wonderful things breathes unsaid inside that, like the bent trees, the happy earthworms, the reluctant tea-colored puddles, flowering Rhododendrons and Magnolia plants and the wild garden flowers blooming in different colors of rainbow and a British bungalow growing a fragile façade of greenery for ages amidst a sprawling tea garden. The tourist places in Darjeeling will leave a traveler mesmerized and awed with the beauty that the place offers.

And when the heavens’ open up to hammer the water down, the grass looks wet-green and pleased, loose earth shapes off its edges, the washed off dust-green trees smiles afresh and the green countryside glitters in the traces of sunshine.Covered with the dense evergreen forests of Sal and Oak, with ducks and teals creating waves in water, and with rare breeds of orchid spreading colors on a moist soil, Darjeeling, a previous summer capital of India under the British Raj holds the incredible panoramic views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks, beautiful colonial architecture including mansions and churches, an influence of diverse cultures in the majestic craft and cuisine, a beautiful women, the taker of the seeds with a yellow scarf on her head and tea-bag on her shoulders, and a vast expanse of Tea estates in its root.

This “Mecca of Tea” with over 80 operational tea gardens spread across acres of land, writes on a foggy day sitting inside a vintage Toy Train from 1880s, a whimsical poem, of what is delightfully read as the "Champagne of tea". The northwest winds visit Darjeeling to tear it full of holes but the new beautiful things come in the first spit of spring on the northwest wind, and the old leaves go, not one lasts but the beauty stays with the new and lasts for eternity. Darjeeling is a beauty that won’t let your heart stop, from beating in ecstasy, and the tourist places in Darjeeling shall always ensure that!

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Gurgaon

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The financial and technological hub of India, Gurgaon is a place situated in Northern India near the capital city of India. Amongst the tourist places in Gurgaon, Kingdom of dreams is a must go place in Gurgaon which is the first live entertaining place of the country. It has museums, shopping malls and many places for sightseeing. It also has bird sanctuaries named Sultanpur National park which is a place to stay for many migrating birds. Nautanki Mahal and Epicentre are very traditional and entertaining events which take place in
the city.

 

It has routes in Bollywood also as famous Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao was born in Gurugram which is situated near Gurgaon. The people of Gurgaon, belong to Hinduism and this the Hindu religion is strongly followed in Gurgaon. But it has not confined itself only
to Hinduism; it has Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity etc.

 

In order to dedicate respect to Guru Dronacharya, a famous temple has also been constructed and taken care of in Gurgaon. This place is called Sheetla Mata Mandir which is very famous and tops the list of religious tourist places in Gurgaon. Tau Devi Lal stadium and Nehru stadiums have been constructed to promote cricket, football, basketball, athletics and also football. It has so much interest in sports and games and that's why is also titled as “The heart of India’s golfing country.” Before planning a trip to Gurgaon, some of the pre-trip preparation should be done which is as follows:

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Corbett

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Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Named after the renowned British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, the tourist places in Corbett National Park have a mystical status when it comes to wildlife holidays in India. This oldest national park in India is home to abundant flora and fauna and promises to offer quintessential experiences through its safari. The popularity of Corbett national Park is due to the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger in abundance and the captivating landscape for the delight of nature lovers.

Not only wildlife, the park has a good population of bird species and is quite known for fishing and angling as well. Also, with so many wildlife resorts, it’s loved by luxury travellers. Situated on the foothills of Himalayas, this ‘Paradise of Tigers’ is the key to escape from the vivid city lights and constant traffic roar. A Jim Corbett tour will take you on an adventure through lush green hills, reverie belts, water holes and 521 sq km of abounding animal and plant kingdom.

For better administration and tourist flow, Jim Corbett has been divided into six tourism zones, that attract thousands of foreign and Indian visitors every year. When we speak about the tourist places in Corbett, Dhikala zone is the largest and is highly recommended for wildlife enthusiasts as it is home for many animals, primarily tigers. Bijrani zone is also very popular among tourists and is easily accessible from Ramnagar, so is Jhirna. Durga Devi, another prominent zone is known for bird watching. Even though Sitabani zone doesn’t fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area, it’s an ideal place to be visited and is adored by nature lovers due to its serene ambience.

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Alibag

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The tourist places in Alibag makes for the perfect weekend getaway with friends or family. It shares its boundaries with the majestic Arabian Sea and is popular for its magnificent sea forts, its virgin beaches and local seafood cuisine. It’s an ideal weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy Mumbai. It is located only 9 Km from Mumbai and can be easily accessed via NH 66. The driving distance to this paradise is just under 2 hours.

 Alibag literally means the ‘Garden of Ali”, it is in Raigad and is ideal for those who are looking for some peace, serenity and sun soaked beaches. Alibag is commonly referred to by the locals as the Goa of Maharashtra and rightly so as it's surrounded by the beautiful Arabian Sea on all sides. A lot of people don’t know this, but, Alibag shares its borders with a famous Israeli-Jewish region, which is home to numerous Jewish families. So, if you are a cultural buff then you might want to head that way and try and scoop up some of that rich Jewish culture and heritage. Alibag is also home to a popular Jewish Synagogue referred to as Israeli Ali.

 Alibag provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun and relaxation as it's surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea on all sides and is lined with virgin sun kissed beaches. Although the drive to Alibag is a must do as it's laced with picturesque views, it can also be accessed by ferry from Mumbai. It is the perfect tourist spot enjoyed both by the young and old. There is no dearth of things to do and explore tourist places in Alibag as there are huge no. of forts, beaches, and even some celebrity bungalows.You may even sight a few celebrities while you are there.

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