When it comes to exploring India, there are so many incredible places to visit. The country has always invited explorers from all around the world offering a vivacious experience. The most difficult part is to narrow down where to go and deciding which places you can’t really miss. The trick is to pick few closely knitted destinations and visit them one by one.
Here is a list of best places to visit in India. These are not just destinations but insane experiences that will surely go down your memory lane. Love it or hate it, your trip to India is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
The best way to explore different flavors of the Indian traditions and culture is to take up India’s Golden Triangle. This tour covers three important and vibrant destinations of the country – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Explorers are fascinated by the journey of odds: each destination offers different history and looks. Visit Delhi to experience the important historical relics of empires. Agra is home to one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage – The Taj Mahal. You can visit Jaipur, known as India’s ‘pink city’ and also the capital of Rajasthan which is famous for being the most flamboyant state of the country. The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to India: if you've never been to the subcontinent before, start here.
Varanasi is India's oldest city, located along the banks of the famous River Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in North East India. It is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and is dripping with history and spirituality. A visit to the Ganges will change you and reveal countless sights that will remain with you long after you leave. The most confronting aspect of the city the vibrancy of brightly painted temples against the grey sky. Travelers wouldn’t want to miss taking a boat ride along the river Ganga at sunrise when the whole place looks magical.
Leh Ladakh region offers a radically different panorama than any other destination in India can offer. This high altitude cold desert in India is a once in a lifetime experience. The entire landscape of Ladakh is a sight to behold, the burnished mountainous terrain, sparse vegetation, snow-capped mountains, the emerald Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar and Hunder - also referred to as the desert in the sky - along with the magnificent monasteries are what makes Ladakh so special. The rare phenomenon of Magnetic Hill leaves everyone astonished. The hill possesses magnetic properties that can pull cars uphill and compel passing aircraft to increase altitude in order to escape the magnetic interference. The most famous attraction of Ladakh is the Pangong Lake which undoubtedly is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places on this planet.
All it takes is one sight to fall in love with this charming floating city. It is popularly known as the Venice of East India. This city of lakes has always been on the bucket list of most of the travelers. Even though it offers most of the gracious luxury heritage hotels, it never fails to embrace with all the warmth even if someone is looking for budget stays. You cannot miss the view of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel sitting in the center of Lake Pichola surrounded by the Aravali Mountains. If you are coming here, you will transform your mind, body, and soul. You might come out a little more artistic and limber, and you will definitely cry happy tears.
The backwaters are a beautiful chain of lakes and lagoons along the Arabian Sea coast and definitely shouldn’t be missed – they are considered to be the number one tourist destination in India. Ferries here will take you anywhere and you can even hire a houseboat to stay in. You reminisce in the still but cool morning air of coastal India’s touch-and-go “winter”, letting the mirrored coconut trees be your constant companions. A tour of these freshwater channels must definitely be on everybody’s bucket list. It is a must-have experience that is sure to double up as a relaxing vacation and a soul detox.
It’s not easy to mention all of India’s best places on this list. Travel to some of these places to visit with friends, family, beloved, or alone and explore the popular tourist attractions in India because the time is now!
Written by: Sanket Kamble from StayPlanet