Top 10 places in India you must visit
Incredible India! This term so synonymous with the country. You will find different places for all the different moods and occasions. So, without further ado here are top 10 places that you must visit in India.
1. Leh Ladakh
The land of passes. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in the country. You can go with your friends, family or as a couple. It has something in store for everyone. The Pangong Lake is a must visit. Spend a night at the lake to see the breath-taking view the next day. The other places to see are the Shanthi Stupa – The monastery and the view surrounding it, Nubra Valley – The cold dessert, Magnetic Hills – On the bike, Khardungla Pass – The highest motorable road in the world or do some adventure activities like trekking or river rafting among the others. It gives you one of a kind experience.
Image Courtesy: India.com, PANGONG LAKE
2. Jaipur and Udaipur
Jaipur the pink city and Udaipur the city of lakes are present in Rajasthan. To experience royalty, be sure to visit Udaipur. The hotels like Uday Villas Palace, Trident Udaipur, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur are a few which are converted from palaces and maintain its old world charm. The City Palace, Jag Mandir, and Lake Pichola are a few tourist destinations in the city. The Hawa Mahal is the most prominent feature in the pink city. Visit the other palaces, temples, and monuments to experience the culturally rich India. The culinary experience is one of a kind in this state, so tease tour taste buds.
Image Courtesy: food.ndtv.com, HAWA MAHAL, JAIPUR
It is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in West Bengal. The stand out feature of this town is the toy train. It is a steam run train which takes you around the city. Visit the different monasteries, the Rock Garden, the Tiger Hill, and the different tea plantations. Enjoy this unique weather with a cup of tea.
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This heaven is present in South India. It is one of the best places for relaxation on one hand and trekking on the other. A home to a lot of coffee plantations, coffee lovers, are you reading? It also has an amazing weather to boast about around the year. A lot of resorts present in this area provide unique experiences. Must visits are Madikeri falls, Nagarhole National Park.
Image Courtesy: Travel Triangle, Trekking in Coorg
5. Rann of Kutch
One of the largest salt desserts in the world, present in Gujarat, Rann of Kutch is rich in its culture and heritage. Its glorious past is captured in its traditions. The best time to visit the place is during the Rann Utsav. The festival is a joyous celebration of colours, dances, camel rides and a lot more.
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Previously known as Pondicherry, it is a Union Territory, a former French Colony and it has managed to maintain its old-world French charm. It is away from the hustle-bustle of the cities. A place with untouched beaches and also one of a kind cuisine. It’s also famous for its brightly coloured houses, gothic churches. Not extremely famous place but has a lot to offer!
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All the foodies and shopaholics out there! This place is for you. It has a lot to offer in terms of the different cuisines. The street foods are not to be missed. Try out mature kachoris, chole puri, Pani Puri, fruit kulfis and a lot more. Apart from the food, it is a shopping heaven. It has a variety of clothing available in various prices – from the roadside to brands and the various designers. If one wants to take a break from shopping one can also visit monuments like the India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhavan
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This north-eastern state is lush with greenery and is house to the wettest place on earth, Mausynram. It has an abundance of waterfalls and a plethora of water activities. The sceneries are breath-taking and is rich in culture. Shillong, the capital city, situated in the Khasi Hills offers a lot of options for unwinding like sight-seeing, shopping, recreation, etc.
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This small place in Karnataka has over the years transformed from a temple town to a major tourist attraction. Find your way in this town in a bicycle around the Sanapur Lake, take a look around the ruins of the lost city. The scenery is different from that of the others because you will see rocks all around instead of vegetation. For an adventurous heart, there are a lot of activities like trekking, rock climbing and exploring the wildlife.
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10. Aurangabad – Ajanta and Ellora Caves
This UNESCO world heritage site is a must visit. These caves represent the culture from centuries ago. The paintings inside these caves have their own charm. The Ajanta caves depict the Buddhist while the Ellora caves are records of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cultures. If you are interested in history then this is one place that should not be missed.
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So what are you waiting for? Start bag-packing, and explore Incredible India!
Article by: Ankita Jain
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