It has been rightly said that India is a land of diversities. This is truly both ethnically as well as geographically. Right from mountains in the north to water-bodies like seas and oceans in the south, India has it all. Thus, when you visit this country or want to know about which places to visit in India, you will never run out of options. Here’s a more or less comprehensive list of all the places that you might consider visiting, and we can promise you it will all be worth it.
If you have come to India or not been to this state before you must visit it. A large part of the Thar Desert falls within the area of this state. Sand dunes and colourfully dressed people characterize the countryside of this state. It has some of the most historically famous monuments, mainly forts and world-famous cities like Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, etc. Each and every city has a famous fort, and these are really worth visiting. Rajasthan is a large state so it will take you some time to cover it in its entirety. But while you are there, do make sure that you visit Samdhani, a desert camp, a few kilometres away from Jaisalmer. You will get to spend the night in tents in the desert and enjoy some folk songs in the light of a bonfire. The best time to visit Rajasthan would be in winter.
- Delhi-Agra tour
Another major tourist destination is the capital city itself. Located very near Rajasthan, the capital of the country is always bustling with people and activities. There are many historical monuments to see in Delhi, like the Qutab Minar, the Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, etc. If you are in Delhi, then you are very near to the city of Agra. Just book a car or bus or simply take a train to Agra from Delhi to witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal with your own eyes. The Agra Fort is also a must watch. So make sure that you take this tour at least once. This tour is also best done in the winter.
Your tour of North India will never be complete until and unless you have visited Benaras. Located just on the banks of the Ganges, this holy city is said to be more than thousand years old. It is a photographer’s joy to wade through the Benaras alleys. The evening arati or offering on the banks of the river is mesmerizing with lights and music. When visiting Benaras, just take a tour for a day to Sanchi to get a look at the Ashokan Pillar. The food is simply delicious and do not forget to try out the lassi and the malai. A trip to Benaras once will leave you wanting another one.
If you are still in your primes and know that you can manage a motorbike ride, then, go for a trip to Leh Ladakh. It is best to set out with your bikes from Delhi and set out from there. This ride is a major attraction. This is indeed one of the most beautiful places to visit in india. This journey promises adventures and also an opportunity to get to know the local people there and stay with them as well.
This is one of the most happening tourist destinations of the country. Located just a few hours ride away from Mumbai, Goa is famous for its beaches and its beach parties. There are many beautiful churches as well, which are a must watch. So, if you are planning on partying hard at a tourist destination in India, then your best choice will be Goa.
If you are visiting India in the summer or wish to go for a vacation in the summer, then your perfect choice will be Darjeeling. Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, it is located in the laps the Kanchenjunga range. This is one of the most ideal hill stations to visit during summer vacations in India. This remains very crowded in the summers, so if you want, you can give Darjeeling a try in the winters too!
Once in West Bengal, a must visit place would be Kolkata. Plan your trip in such a way that you end up in Kolkata sometime between September and October since the weather remains great at this time and on top of that it is the time for Durga Puja! Witnessing the jostling crowd, all decked up for five days, is in itself a wonderful experience. The Kolkata Ghats in the wee hours of the morning also help in weaving a beautiful memory of the cultural capital of India.
When talking about metropolitans, you must visit Mumbai once. It truly remains active twenty-four hours! The lights in the city never fade out, and the rhythm in the life of the people carries on every moment with full speed. Do visit the Gateway of India and take a boat ride from there to the Elephanta Caves. The must watch place in the city is the marine drive. Don’t miss it and do not forget to try out some street food!
They call this place God’s own Country and is very beautiful. Interspersed with backwaters and lagoons here and there, Kerala’s countryside is truly worth experiencing. So, if you are heading South, make sure that you visit this state and revel in its naturally breathtaking beauty.
Last but not the least; this union territory is truly worth a visit. This place boasts of really great food and drinks and French styled houses since it was once a French colony. If you want to avoid the rush and party feel of Goa and want to opt for a quite time by the seas, then Puducherry is your place! Also, do not forget to visit the hand-made paper factory.
These are some of the places from every corner of India, which you can cover. Find out which place is best for which season and more importantly suited to your travel needs, and then, set out to explore India in all its richness and diversity.