Best Places to Visit in India

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a rich culture and a great history. But this is not the only thing India is famous for. There is one more thing that attracts the attention of the whole world towards it. And this is the beauty of nature that it holds. The paradise landscapes, beautiful weather, breath-taking treks, and beautiful hill stations are enough to make anyone crazy. 

There are thousands of the best places to visit in India. If we try to cover each and every corner of this beautiful paradise, which makes us realize how beautiful and amazing nature is, maybe our age also falls short. So this is why we come up with some of the most beautiful places to visit in India that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. So, let’s cheer for your travel soul and start a list of the best places to visit in India.

1. Himachal Pradesh – A land of Gods (DevBhumi)  

Situated in the Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is the state of India which is located in north India. Himachal is one of the most beautiful place you can ever visit in your entire life. The lush green valleys with the sweet sound of rivers and waterfalls are enough to make you forget all the stress and gives your soul a feeling of peace and freshness. If you visit this place in winter, you will find the mountains covered with snow. 

This is why it is named Himachal, which literal meaning is a place covered with snow. So if you are a true travel lover and want to see the real beauty of nature, do visit Himachal this time. And one more thing, the moment we say Himachal, the few places that come in our mind are Kullu- Manali, and Shimla. Right? But there are a number of other places that are as beautiful as these places.

Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh 

Kheer Ganga, Parvati valley, Bir Billing, Manikaran, Parasher Lake, Kasol, Churdhar, Kufri, Narkanda, Manimahesh, Tirthan Valley, Spiti Valley, Kinnaur, Khajiiar, Dharamshala, Kalpa.

Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh –

April to June & November to January is the best time to visit this beautiful place.

2. Rajasthan – The State of Forts

rajasthan

If you are one of those travel lovers who always want to get the royal feel in their visit, Rajasthan is a place that you should visit.  Once you enter the grand palaces and beautiful forts you will get the feel of raja and maharajas. 

The beauty of these palaces and forts are unmatched. At the time of your visit, when you read or hear the stories about these places, it gives you goosebumps. And the reason is their rich history. Beautiful culture, great hospitality beautiful site views, and a great history make you fall in love with the Rajasthan. Being India’s largest state, Rajasthan has so many beautiful places to visit.

Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan 

Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Bundi, Pushkar, Ajmer, Bharatpur, Churu, Sikar.

Best Time to Visit Rajasthan – 

You can visit Rajasthan between October to March when the weather is quite pleasant.

3. Andaman Nicobar – A Walk to The Islands 

Andaman Nicobar is the union territory of India, situated in the Bay of Bengal. If you want to witness the group of beautiful islands, pack your bags and go to this amazing island this time. There are almost 600 islands in Andaman and Nicobar out of which roughly 36 are an inhabitant. Beautiful beaches, sea life and colonial history are enough to make your trip worthwhile. You can do scuba diving, Parasailing, and get an amazing ride in a seaplane. Visit this beautiful place and trust me you will not regret your decision. 

Best Places to Visit in Andaman Nicobar 

 Havelock Island, Cellular Jail, Viper Island, Neil Island, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex,  Wandoor Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Mount Harriet and Madhuban, Diglipur.

Best Time to Visit Andaman Nicobar – 

Although the weather of Andaman Nicobar is pleasant throughout the year, you can visit this place between November to May for the best experience.

4. Goa – An Official Party Hub

goa

Get bored with your regular job? If yes, Goa is waiting for you, my friend. This is a perfect place to chill and take a break from your daily life. It doesn’t matter from which corner of India we belong. We all make plans for the Goa trip with our friends in school or college days. But only a few of us manage to execute our Goa trip. Right? But this is one of those best places in India that everyone should visit at least once in the lifetime. 

You can take a bike or car on rent at fair prices and roam this beautiful place on your own. Go to the beaches, do water sports activities, take a cruise ride and so on. So if you haven’t visited this amazing place yet, get time from your busy schedule and try this place this time.

Best Places to Visit in Goa 

Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Grand Island, Fort Aguada, Anjuna Beach, Dudhsagar Falls, Dauna Paula, Tito’s Street, Se Cathedral, Bom Jesus Basilica.

Best Time to Visit Goa- 

The best time to visit Goa is between November to January, when the weather is at its best.

5. Kerala- God’s Own Country

kerala

 A state which is world-famous for its rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages. But this is not the exact reason to include this place in our list of the best places to visit in India. The reason to include this place in our list is the immense beauty that it holds. Beautiful Backwaters, amazing site views, unique culture, and beaches make Kerala, a perfect place to visit. 

According to Hindu Mythology, Kerala is created by the Lord Parshuram, this is why it is called God’s own country. You will find lots of famous temples in Kerala which are equally beautiful as this place is. If you visit Kerala, don’t forget to take the experience of backwaters.

Best Places to visit in Kerala  

Munnar, Alleppey, Cochin, Kovalam, Tiruvantharampuram, Bekal, Wayanad, Thekkady, Kasargod, Idukki.

Best Time to Visit Kerala – 

The best time to visit karela is between October to February when the climate is at its best.

6. Jammu & Kashmir –  A Heaven on the Earth

jammu and kashmir

Mountains covered with snow, beautiful Valleys, Deep forests, and mesmerizing views of lakes. Jammu and Kashmir has everything that makes it a perfect place to visit. And that is the reason why it is called heaven on earth. Once you enter in Jammu & Kashmir, it seems like you come to a whole different place. The beauty of this place makes you feel great. You will love every aspect of this beautiful union territory of India. This place is truly a paradise and has a lot to offer for people who love to travel. 

Best Places to Visit in Jammu & Kashmir 

Srinagar, Gulmarg, Vaishno Devi, Sonamarg, Udhampur, Patnitop, Pahalgam, Kathua, Kupwara,Dachigam National Park, Badgam.

Best Time to visit Jammu & Kashmir –

Jammu & Kashmir is one of the few places that you can visit anytime but the best time to visit is between September to March.

7. Leh & Ladakh – A Land of Monks and Monasteries

leh ladakh

 Earlier, it was the part of a beautiful paradise Jammu & Kashmir, But after the removal of article 370 and 35A, Leh- Ladakh becomes the separate union territory. That is the reason, we include this beautiful landscape separately. This is a favorite and dream road trip destination for the bikers. The world’s highest motorable road, Khardung- la pass is also situated in Leh & Ladakh. 

This place is world-famous for its beautiful monasteries, magnetic hill, and trekking sites. In the trip of this amazing place, you will go through some astonishing landscape that will leave a mark on your heart forever.

Best Places to Visit in Leh & Ladakh – 

Rumbak, Hemis, Dras, Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Leh Palace, Chadar Trek,Tso Moriri, Zanskar Valley, Khardung la, Kargil, Spituk Gompa Moonland.

Best Time to Visit Leh & Ladakh – 

The best time to see the beauty of this paradise is between April to June when the weather is perfect, neither too cold nor too hot.

8.  Uttar Pradesh- The Heartland of India

taj mahal

Uttar Pradesh is the land of spirituality. The Hindu’s holy river Ganga flows through the place. The capital of the U.P, Lucknow is world-famous for its delicious food. In ancient times it was the home of powerful kings. Because of that Lucknow also known as “The City of Nawabs”. Uttar Pradesh is famous for its rich culture and tradition. It is also the birthplace of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. 

The Taj Mahal, which is part of the wonders of the world, is also located in this state. In the hard times of some of the most influencing people of the world like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates also came to this place for their mental peace and enlightenment. So if you are a true traveler, don’t miss to add this place in your bucket list and taste a slightly different flavor of travel.

Best Place to Visit in Uttar Pradesh- 

Agra, Varanasi, Vrindavan, Lucknow, Mathura, Ayodhya, Hastinapur, Jhansi, Aligarh, Fatehpur Sikri, Allahabad.

Best Time to Visit Uttar Pradesh-

If you want to visit this place make a plan between October to March.

9. Uttarakhand – A Land of God 

uttarakhand

Settle in the lap of Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful states of north India. A small state which has so much to offer when it comes to tourism. Uttarakhand has a large number of ancient temples and because of that, it is called Devbhumi, which means, a land of God. Apart from that, it is also famous for its amazing hill stations like Nainital, Almora, Mussoorie etc.  

Uttarakhand is well known for its yoga and meditation center which is located in the city of Rishikesh. Many people across the world come for meditation and yoga activities. This place is also quite famous among foreigners as well. You can do adventure sports like Bungee jumping, river rafting, cliff climbing, and rappelling.

Best Places to Visit in Uttarakhand- 

Rishikesh, Almora, Nainital, Ranikhet, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Kedarnath, Badrinath,  Jim Corbett, Landour, Binsar.

Best Time to Visit Uttarakhand –

March to April and September to November is considered the best time to visit Uttarakhand. 

10. Assam – A Real Gem of Seven Sisters

assam

I am not sure how many of you know this but Assam is truly a gem of seven sisters. It is famous for its tea and silk. Assam was the first state of Asia for oil drilling. Every year thousands of tourists come to Assam to see its flawless beauty. If you visit this place you will get the experience of its amazing wildlife.  It is one of the best wildlife holiday destinations in north India. 

Assam is home to over 200 species of mammals, including endangered and rare species like the great Indian single-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger, the hoolock gibbon, and the golden langur.

Best Places to Visit in Assam –

Tezpur, Jorhat. Majuli, North cachar hills, Barak Valley, Manas National park, Kaziranga national parks,Umananda island, Hajo, Kakochang waterfalls.

Best Time to Visit Assam – 

The weather of Assam is enjoyable in winter and delightful in summer. So you can visit this place anytime between November to March. Try to avoid going in monsoon.

# Things to Do in India :-

1. Trekking   

Trekking is the best way to explore the beauty of nature and check your will power. 

trekking

Here is a list of some famous treks in India :

   Chadar Trek

Location – Ladakh

•   Kheerganga Trek

Location – Himachal Pradesh

•   Triund

Location – Himachal Pradesh

•   Bagini Glacier Trek

Location – Uttarakhand

•   Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Location – Kashmir

•   Dzongri Trek

Location – Sikkim

•   Roopkund Trek

Location – Uttarakhand

•   Har Ki Doon

Location – Uttarakhand

•   Brahmatal Trek

Location – Uttarakhand

•   Rupin Pass Trek

Location – Himachal Pradesh

•   Chandrashila Trek 

Location – Uttarakhand

2. Bungee Jumping 

Bungee jumping is a kind of activity that is full of thrill and adventure. 

bungee

Top location for Bungee Jumping :

•   Rishikesh

State – Uttarakhand

•   Lonavala

State – Mumbai

•   Goa 

State – Goa

•   Bangalore

State – Karnataka

•   Jagdalpur 

State – Chhattisgarh

3. Rafting 

The one more amazing thing that you can do in your India visit is rafting.

rafting

These are some of the best rafting sites :

•   Teesta River Rafting 

Location – Darjeeling, Sikkim

•   Barapole River Rafting

Location – Coorg, Karnataka

•   Beas River Rafting

Location – Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

•   Brahmaputra River Rafting

Location – Arunachal Pradesh

•   Indus River Rafting

Location – Ladakh

•   Alaknanda River Rafting

Location – Uttarakhand

4. Paragliding 

Let’s get some break from the land and get ready to open your wings and fly like a bird in the sky. Yes, we are talking about one of the most popular air sports, paragliding.

paragliding

Here are the best places which are world-famous for paragliding :

•   Bir Billing

Location – Himachal Pradesh

•   Gangtok

Location – Sikkim

•   Kunjapuri 

Location – Uttarakhand

•   Pavana

Location – Maharashtra

•   Nandi Hills

Location – Bangalore

•   Shilong

Location – Meghalaya

•   Satpura

Location – Satpura

•   Aravalli Hills 

Location – Rajasthan

•   Yelagiri

Location – Tamil Nadu

  • # Popular Indian Food 

•   North Indian Food 

 Chole Bhature, Malpuha, Kashmiri Rogan Josh, Dal Bati, Kadhai Paneer, Aloo Samosa, Butter Chicken, Kheer, Lacha Parantha.

•   South Indian Food 

 Vada, Masala Dosa, Sambhar, Idli, Upma, Puttu, Appams and Ishtu, Bisibelebhath, Puliyogre, Paniyaram, Vangi Bath.

•   West Indian Food 

Zunka Bhakri, Bombay Duck,  Fish Curry, Thepla, Ghewar, Vada pav, Bhelpuri, Puran Poli, Chicken Kolhapuri, Undhiyu, Bebinca.

•   East Indian Food

Momos, Thukpa, Litti Chokha, Dalma, Machcher Jhol, Fish Curries.

 

# Interesting Facts About India :-

•   World’s highest motorable road Umling La located in Ladakh, India.

•   The oldest inhabited city in the world, Varanasi, is a part of India.

•   The symbol of Love, Taj Mahal, which is the part of seven wonders of the world, also located in India.

•   Gulmarg Gondola, one of the highest cable car rides in the world located in Jammu & Kashmir.

•   The Bandipur National Park in Karnataka has the highest number of Royal Bengal Tigers.

•   You can get the amazing experience of Kerala’s Backwaters Cruise ride in India.

   You can get the royal feel like a king in your stay in beautiful palaces of India.

    And how can you forget the world-famous spicy food of India?

•   India has a large list of festivals that are a perfect blend of colors, happiness, and madness. 

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