India has so much to offer to the wandering soul that it will take you a lifetime to cover all of it and even then you may miss out on seeing something. And so, we have charted out a list of 10 destinations that offer a peek into the glorious diversity that India is! Here are tourist places that should be on your bucket list when it comes to exploring India. Also Read - Instant Karma! Video Showing Buffalo Dislodging Men From Cart For Making it Race Goes Viral
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Home to the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra is a must-visit for every tourist who comes to India and even the people of this country. The wonder of the world is every bit spectacular and no words can truly describe just how beautiful the monument really is until you see it for yourself. However, there is more to Agra than just the Taj Mahal. You will find monuments depicting Mughal history and architecture sprinkled in the city and then there is also Fatehpur Sikri that was once the seat of the empire and even today showcases the ingenuity the Mughals had to build a walled city. Also Read - Earthquake Strikes Manipur, Tremors Felt in Parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram
The capital of the country is one of the best cities to visit for its touristy wonders. There is so much to do and see in Delhi that every time you visit, it will offer something new. Its historical monuments like India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, etc stand tall to tell tales of Indias past. Delhi is also a foodies paradise and you will find some of the best street as well as gourmet food in the city. When it comes to shopping, Delhi is again a great option. From Sarojini Nagar to Chandani Chowk to end-end malls, youll find everything in the capital. ALSO SEE 10 historical monuments in Delhi
Mumbai, the city of dreams is a melting pot of cultures and contradictions. Its biggest charm is perhaps the Bollywood industry and the homes of several actors but Mumbai has so much more to offer. The architectural marvels in the city include the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Mumbai is also home to small communities like the Kohlis and Parsis who add a stroke of color to the citys landscape and culture. From tall skyscrapers to the largest slums, youll find all in Mumbai. The city is also home to street foods like vada pav and pav bhaji that are famous all over the world. ALSO SEE 5 unique tours in Mumbai
Rajasthans beauty lies in the fact that even though it has modernized, its royal charm is still in tact and you will find a different side of Indias rich culture and heritage in this state. Not surprisingly, most of the cities in this list are from Rajasthan. Jaipur is known for its marvels like the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. It is called the Pink City even though the buildings are ochre in color. The city is a wonderful treat to the eyes and you will find several backdrops to click amazing snaps.
Another city that never fails to impress is Udaipur that epitomizes royalty and is something from a fairy tale. Most foreigners come to Udaipur to admire its regal palaces and heritage buildings and Indians should definitely check out this city for the same. Stay in a restored haveli that is now a hotel and try the Rajasthani cuisine. Lake Pichola offers a splendid view of the city and its wonders like the Lake Palace Hotel. Udaipur is also known for its temples and their architecture like the Jag Mandir and Mohan Mandir. The City Palace of Udaipur is another great attraction of the city.
Another touristy city that should definitely be on your bucket list is Jaisalmer. Unlike any other city, this one in Rajasthan is home to the golden sand Thar Desert which is an experience in itself. Take a camel ride here and visit the majestic Jaisalmer Fort that offers a breathtaking view of the desert. Jaisalmer is also close to the Indo-Pak border and many movies have been shot in this city. The city is also home to Jain temples that are known for their intricate carvings and magnificent architecture. There are also numerous havelis you can check out when here.
Called Gods Own Country, Kerala is a sight to behold. The palm trees, backwaters, hill stations, beaches, greenery: everything comes together beautifully in one state making it one of the most visited places in India. Kerala is mostly known for its backwaters and lush greenery but the state has some of the best beaches in the country too including Kovalam and Varkala. Hill stations like Munnar and Thekaddy are other marvels of Kerala. When here, do eat on a banana leaf and enjoy seafood with the fresh catch of the day. Kerala is also known for its ayurvedic massages and therapies. ALSO SEE 10 pictures of Kerala that will make you fall in love with God’s Own Country
One of the most breathtaking vistas to be found in India are in Ladakh and they are nothing like any other place in the country. The sheer contrast in the landscape with rugged mountains, azure blue water, starry skies and serpentine roads make it so unique. However, Ladakh only offers its vistas to the fittest as altitude sickness is quite common here and it has the highest motorable road in the world too. Ladakhs untouched beauty is second to none and you will not find anything like this in other part of the country. You will also get a glimpse of Tibetan culture when here.
Kashmir is called Heave on Earth for a reason and its beauty is just breathtaking. The state is home to Srinagar and also Gulmarg and even though we have listed just Srinagar, Gulmarg is equally beautiful and perfect for those who love the snow. Srinagar is home to Dal Lake and you can go boating or even stay in a shikara when here. The beautiful gardens are another attraction in Srinagar. Shop for Kashmiri shawls, saffron and do try butter tea and other delicacies when here. The city is simply beautiful and is often showcased in several movies.
Perhaps the most underrated part of the country but definitely one of the most scenic ones, the northeast of India is home to places like Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Gangtok, Ziro and more that are treat for the eyes. The tourism here is slowly picking up and so, you should head here before it becomes too commercial. You need at least a week to explore a part of northeast as the roads are not well-maintained and traveling from one point to the other takes time. However, you will be rewarded with beautiful vistas that will melt the tiredness of the journey. ALSO SEE 10-day itinerary to explore the best destinations in the northeast
There are several places worth exploring in India and some of them are quite commercial too like Goa, Manali, Shimla, Ooty, etc. that also shouldn’t be missed.
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