India is home to some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring places in the world. From its ancient temples to natural reserves, man-made monuments, and modern metropolises, one can never run out of things to see in this country. India has everything from natural beauty to man-made marvels that you’ll want to explore at some point in your life. With so many places to visit in this country, identifying the top 10 will be a challenge. It would take more than just a few days or even weeks to explore every nook and cranny of this country. So, we’ve compiled a list of places that are worth visiting in India regardless of how short or long your trip is going to be. Let’s begin…
If you’re looking for somewhere to take a short break from the humdrum of daily life, Varanasi is the right place for you. This ancient city is known as the ‘Gateway to the Ganges’ because along the banks of the river lies a large number of ghats (banks where pilgrims perform rites and rituals to feed the river goddess) where you can visit cremation ghats and ghats where dead bodies are immersed in the Ganges. Varanasi has been a popular pilgrimage site since ancient times and is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India. With its narrow winding lanes, floodlights, and ghats covered with lakhs of tourists every year, Varanasi is a great place to visit during the winters when the rivers are frozen. The ghats are covered with thousands of pilgrims and tourists during the winters, making it an especially interesting time to visit the city.
In the vicinity of the oldest Indian city of Kolkata, you’ll find one of the most charming cities in India – Siliguri. Located at a distance of about 325 kilometres from Kolkata, Siliguri is popular for its dense forests and hill stations. Apart from the beauty of its landscape, Siliguri is also known for its crafts and handmade goods. Apart from these, it is also famous for its border trade with Bhutan. If you are travelling to Kolkata during winter, then you can visit Siliguri instead as the city is picturesque during winters as well.
It’s not just one, but two cities that we’ve picked for visiting in this part of the world. Mumbai is the centre of modern India. It’s the place where you can expect to find the best of Indian art, architecture, and music. And, if you’re a foodie like us, then you’ll love the variety of cuisines found in Mumbai. However, do remember that while visiting this city, you’ll have to be prepared to experience a massive rush of people as it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Apart from these, there are many other places in this part of the world that you can visit. We’ve picked up our favourites for you – Goa, Coorg, and Ooty.
If you want to visit a place that is synonymous with freedom, adventure, and fun, then there’s no better destination than Goa. Located on the western coast of India, this place has been attracting travellers from all over the world since the 1960s. What makes this place stand out from the rest is the fact that it is one of the most liberalised states in the country and people visiting here can experience an unrestricted lifestyle. Apart from this, another reason why we’ve picked this place for visiting is the fact that it has become one of the most sought-after destinations for beach lovers now. The beaches that are dotted all throughout the state are one of the best things about this place.
National Parks of India
If you’re looking for a place to visit in India that is as beautiful as it is diverse, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the many National Parks in this country. The diversity of all these parks is what makes them so special and different from each other – one might be a rainforest, while the other is a desert. However, all these parks are home to the same wildlife and flora – tigers, elephants, leopards, and many other species you’d find in other parts of the world. Besides these, some of the parks are home to ancient monuments, waterfalls, and dense forests, making them something that you can’t afford to miss out on.
If you’ve been to many places around the world, you’d know that this place is as beautiful as it is chaotic. From the hustle and bustle of the city to the rich culture and architecture, there’s no place in the world that can beat Delhi. However, we wouldn’t recommend visiting this place during the winters as the city gets extremely cold during the winters. Apart from this, you can also visit this place during the monsoon season, when the city is immersed in heavy rains. Apart from this, apart from being a popular tourist destination, Delhi has a lot to offer in terms of culture and architecture.
If you’ve been to many parts of the world, you’d know that no other place in the world can be described with the word “Ooty”. This place is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the world. What makes this place so special is the fact that the mountains that surround it are covered with dense forests and snow-covered peaks. Apart from this, the place is also known for its breathtaking views and you can visit this place during the winters when the mountains are covered with snow. Apart from all this, apart from being a popular tourist destination, Ooty also has many other things to offer as a city.
This is one of the most popular hill stations in the world and is a great place to visit for nature lovers and the foodies. Coorg is another hill station in South India and lies at a distance of about 1100 kilometres from Bangalore. Coorg is famous for its rich history, stunning landscape, and delicious food. Coorg is famous for its idli s, masala dosas, and vada pav, which is a popular street food here. Apart from this, apart from being a popular tourist destination, Coorg is also known for its hand-woven products and handicrafts.
India is a land of diversity, and you’d be surprised to know that there are so many places to visit in this country. There are plenty of natural wonders and man-made monuments to explore, and you can incorporate all of these places into your itinerary if you are visiting India for a short period or even a long time. If you are planning a trip to this country, you must check out the top 10 places to visit in India.