If you are looking for awesomeness, you’ve arrived at the right place. Here are some fascinating places in India that should not be overlooked.
Secluded beaches in Goa
Goa is the perfect place to go for a relaxing beach break. The food is great, there are many parties, and many beautiful areas to visit.
Give surfing a try in Arambol. Relax on a secluded beach like Palolem Beach. You can also take boat rides to amazing islands like Grand Island and Bat Island or go for an amazing picnic at the breathtaking Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
Rishikesh is known as the “Yoga Capital of the World” and it is a holy place for many Hindus. It is a great place to explore temples, stay in an ashram, and – as it happens in Dharamsala – learn yoga to relax.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is a beautiful city in West Bengal that is filled with amazing views and lots of activities. Tiger Hill is the highest viewing point and you can see several stunning Himalayan Mountain peaks including Mt. Everest.
Visit the Darjeeling Ropeway where you will see dense forests, waterfalls, manicured tea gardens, mountain streams, and a breathtaking view of the snow-capped peaks. The Darjeeling Mall is a public square that is a great place to people-watch and relax with a cup of the world-famous Darjeeling tea.
Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
This architectural wonder is one of the most recognizable attractions in the world. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is an awe-inspiring symbol of love, devotion, and craftsmanship.
Constructed with pristine white marble and decorated with intricately designed intricate inlays of precious and semi-precious stones, the Taj Mahal is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture and art. Standing at 240 feet tall, the Taj Mahal’s majestic beauty has amazed visitors from all over the world for centuries. With its surrounding gardens, pristine reflecting pools, and remarkable dome, it draws tourists from all walks of life. It is truly a wonder of the modern world.
Kerala is known as God’s Own Country and is in the southwest part of India. It has a series of lagoons and lakes parallel to the Arabian Sea which is called the backwaters of Kerala. There are 38 rivers and 5 lakes that cover an area of more than 1500km.
A few of the destinations that are popular for houseboat cruises are Alappuzha, Alumkadavu, Kumarakom, and Kavvayi. You can rent a houseboat with its own kitchen to travel through these backwater canals with a view of luscious green lands, tranquil waters, islands, and wildlife like cranes, otters, and turtles.
Finally, now it is possible to travel to Kerala without leaving home too. Check it out.
Varkala Beach, Kerala
Varkala is a town in the southern part of Kerala.
Varkala beach is also called Papanasham Beach. It is believed that swimming in these holy waters will wash away your sins. The town of Varkala also has other attractions such as the 2,000-year-old Janardanaswamy Temple, Ponnumthuruthu which is an island famous for picnics, Anjengo Fort, and the Sivagiri Mutt.
A few other places to visit are the Varkala Aquarium, Odayam Beach, and Kappil Beach.
Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan
A five-story palace of windows, the Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
The red and pink sandstone palace is adorned with intricate carvings. The windows, for which it is famous, are designed to look like the crown of Lord Krishna and resemble the honeycomb of a beehive. You can climb up to the rooftop to get a stunning view of the surrounding city.
Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab
A sacred pilgrimage site for Sikhs, the Golden Temple is the most visited attraction in India with over 100,000 visitors each day.
The temple’s stunning golden facade is encased in a powerful spirituality, offering visitors a profound sense of peace and tranquility. In addition to prayers and religious ceremonies, visitors can marvel at the temple’s intricate designs, adorned with precious stones and gold leaf.
A traditional langar, or free community meal, is served daily within the temple complex, further reflecting its commitment to service, compassion, and hospitality.
Nestled in the heart of the Punjab region, it is a stunning example of Sikh architecture and craftsmanship.
Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Situated in the high-altitude desert of Ladakh, the Nubra Valley offers some truly awe-inspiring landscapes which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
With its towering sand dunes, vast barren plains, and snow-capped mountains, the Valley offers an atmosphere of serenity, peace, and solitude. The wildlife and flora in the area are also unique and rarely seen.
Visitors can explore some of the ancient monasteries that are dotted around the area and appreciate the stunning views of the Indus Valley and Zanskar River.
Adventure seekers can seek thrills in the numerous sand sports available or go river rafting in the rapids of the Shyok River.
Jaipur’s Ancient Forts, Rajasthan
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is often referred to as the pink city. This city has stunning architecture with many forts and palaces that you can visit, and it should certainly be included on your India holiday itinerary.
Jaigarh Fort is a 3km long fort built to protect the Amer Fort complex. Nahargarh Fort sits on top of a hill and offers a stunning view of the city below.
Visit the Hawa Mahal which is constructed of red and pink sandstone, The City Palace of Jaipur, museum and a royal residence, and the Jal Mahal which sits in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
India is an amazing country that is becoming known as a brilliant holiday destination. Have you visited it already?