India is one of the world’s most alluring holiday destinations in the world. Known for its cultural diversity as well as beautifully varying geographical terrain, India invites tourists from all over every year. While it is a huge country with so many places to see, India is home to some extremely popular tourist attractions which see huge crowds every year. One may wonder if it is still worth it to visit these popular places since they are now done to dust. The fact is, that some of these destinations continue to be worth a visit despite their growing popularity and number of visitors. Scattered all across the country, here are 10 tourist places in India that are totally worth the hype! ALSO SEE Top 17 places to visit in India in 2017
India’s biggest crowd-puller and one of the world’s most magnificent monuments, the Taj Mahal is a way more beautiful than it looks in pictures. Its architectural brilliance is unparalleled and takes you back to the bygone era. Just being present in the same space of the Taj Mahal will leave you speechless and in awe of this marvelous structure which is considered to be an epitome of love.
Goa is India’s most popular party hub and also one of its most scenic delights. It continues to attract Indian and foreign tourists alike, no matter what month of the year it is. From lively nightclubs and pubs to spectacular beahces and forts, Goa has it all. It is totally worth your time and instantly puts you in a party mood. If you are not a party animal, there is still plenty for you to indulge in from temples visits to relaxed spa vacations. DO SEE 22 stunning beaches in Goa you must visit
No other state in India is as ethnic and Rajasthan. In a lot of ways, Rajasthan feels more India than any other state. Be it the humongous forts and palaces, or the serene lakes and vast Thar desert, Rajasthan transports you to a life and culture way different from you own, regardless of where you are from. Be it men with fascinating mustaches or women in ghoonghats and ornaments, Rajasthan gives you a sneak peek into India’s age-old culture and traditions. Add ot it the scenic sunsets and views from forts like Nahargarh and Mehrangarh and what you have is an irresistible holiday spot.
Kerala is perhaps south India’s most famous tourist spot. Its serene backwaters, lush green tea plantations and lip-smacking cuisine make it an enchanting spot for tourists. There is something about Kerala that makes you feel close to nature. Its beaches are stunning and its festivals are intriguing and vibrant. A trip to Kerala is and should be on the bucket list of every Indian traveler.
And then there is the adventurer’s delight – Ladakh! Located in the extremely beautiful north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is known for its rugged terrain, clear blue skies, and difficult riding route which attracts bikers from all around the world. Its enchanting lakes, magnificent monasteries and lovely people make Ladakh worth all the hype and worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. CHECK OUT 10 places in India where summer actually feels like winter
The Indian capital is one of the few cities that maintains a fine blend of old and new. On the one hand, you have historical monuments like the Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb, while on the other hand you have posh high-rise buildings, residential areas and market places like Connought Place and Greater Kailash. Visit Delhi for its colorful people and delicious street food.
Tucked away in northeast India, Shillong gained popularity as a hidden gem which is now, no longer hidden. However, it remains lesser explored due to its location and distance from other commercial regions of north India. If you like rolling green hills and rain clouds, then Shillong and its surrounding destinations like Cherrapunji and Mawlynnong are must-visit destinations for you. Northeast India is one of the few places in the country where you will truly feel cut-off from the urban hustle bustle and pollution.
Known as the queen of hill stations, Ooty in Tamil Nadu has been popular since time immemorial. Its green hillocks and emerald lakes make for picturesque sights and it pleasant weather makes it a desired summer vacation destination. Ooty’s botanical gardens and the Dodabetta peak are popular attractions and make for great picnic spots. Thanks its its romantic ambiance, Ooty is specially favored among honeymooners.
Located in the beautiful north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Parvati Valley consists of some amazing chill-out-and-do-nothing locations like Kasol and Tosh. It has emerged as a preferred getaway for tourists coming to India from Israel after their compulsory years of military service. Not only is the valley surrounded by extremely picturesque hills and snow-clad peaks, it also has the best summer weather for people to escape the heat of the plains and have a relaxing vacation. The Parvati Valley is ideal for backpackers traveling on a budget as accommodation and food here is really cheap.
Manali and Shimla are perhaps India’s most popular hill stations. Manali is surrounded by splendid views of breathtaking mountain peaks. It is also home to a vibrant market where you can try out some great north Indian food. Located just a few kilometres away is the Solang valley which is known for its popular gondola ride and paragliding adventures. These attractions make Manali a famous family vacation spot worth visiting during summers. DO SEE 10 most peaceful places in India
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