Jul 14, 2015

15 Awe-Inspiring Tourist Destinations in India

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No wonder India allures millions of tourists from all around the globe. The incredibly rich and diverse experiences it offers are beyond words. Be it an admirer of nature, an adventure junkie, an art lover or a thrill seeker, India enthralls all with its amazing heritage. Among the plethora of tourist places nurtured in different parts of India, here’s a list of 15 awe-inspiring ones that you shouldn’t miss at all.

1. Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir

Unearthly natural beauty of Kashmir makes it a paradise on earth. Majestic snow-capped mountains, flowering meadows, enchanting rivers meandering cozily through bewitching landscapes, magnificent chinar trees and pretty Kashmiri villages have charmed travel buffs over years. While exploring this bouquet of natural wonders, don’t forget to treat yourself with a soothing Shikara ride and an overnight stay in houseboat on the breathtaking Dal Lake.

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2. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, the oldest city of the world, is the ideal place to discover the rich cultural heritage of India. An amazing amalgam of art, history and mythology makes Varanasi the cultural capital of India, drawing a sea of pilgrims. Exploring ancient temples and shrines, diverse religious beliefs, unique rituals and serene Ganga Ghats is a leap towards a distinct spiritual world.

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3. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

Ladakh redefines natural beauty in its own way. Lofty mountain peaks, stunning monasteries, placid lakes and a range of astounding secluded places make it a paradise for nature lovers and photographers, while mountaineering, rafting, trekking and mountain biking in Ladakh thrills adventure lovers like nothing else. If you embrace a little hardship, tourism in the lap of this splendid cold desert could be pure bliss.

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4. Kerala

The untamed tropical beauty and distinct traditions of Kerala are timeless and truly make it the God’s Own Country. Pristine palm fringed beaches, tranquil backwaters, gorgeous hill stations, lush forests and vivacious wildlife are visual treat. Vibrant festivals and scrumptious cuisines of Kerala make you speechless with sheer delight.

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5. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The beautiful Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is for cherishing the tranquility of nature amid picturesque landscapes. Splendid beaches and thick mangrove forests render an exotic look to the place. Adventure enthusiasts can have a gala time here enjoying adventure sports like snorkeling and sea-walking.

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6. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty is called the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’ for a reason- its extraordinary combination of scenic beauty and salubrious climate which invites lots of honeymooners and travel buffs. Exquisite blossoms covering the hills, invigorating breeze, towering eucalyptus trees, beautiful coffee plantations and a lot more bounties of nature in Ooty offer a lifetime experience.

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7. Coorg, Karnataka

Nestled in the Western Ghats, Coorg is undoubtedly amongst the most enchanting hill stations of India. Its emerald green valleys, acres of coffee plantations, teakwood forests, and marvelous mountains along with misty and cool ambience have earned it the title of ‘Scotland of India.’ While you relax in the serene environs of Coorg, its old-world charm is bound to captivate your soul.

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8. Jaipur, Rajasthan

A royal city of Rajasthan dressed in pink, Jaipur boasts a magnificent combination of art, architecture and culture. Apart from impressive forts and palaces narrating the ancient glory, the city also displays spectacular handicrafts and jewelry. Fairs and fests, wonderful landscapes and gorgeous artworks add to the flamboyance of Jaipur.

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9. Goa

Goa with its mesmerizing beaches, fresh and spicy seafood and a charming culture invites tourists to spend a languorous vacation. Exploring striking cathedrals and Hindu temples is also fun. Be it relaxing on the beach shacks viewing the endless sea or having wild parties in the soft sea breeze with friends, Goa is all about invigorating yourself.

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10. Lakshadweep

Nestled amid turquoise blue translucent water of the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep islands appear as emeralds. The unmatched marine environment presents a kaleidoscopic underwater view at Lakshadweep. Snow white coral sands and abundant opportunities of adventure and nature tourism adorn the picturesque islands of Lakshadweep.

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11. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior is a place to experience the fabulous artistic skills and valor of erstwhile rulers that peep through nooks and corners of the city. Imposing forts, magnificent palaces and brilliant temples recite the historical prominence of this Fort City. Gwalior also flaunts a rich musical heritage.

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12. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho stands out amongst other temple towns of India by revealing all aspects of passion and erotic fantasy in the form of exquisite sculptures carved on the walls of beautiful ancient temples. The place was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986 for its architectural brilliance and unique stone-carvings.

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13. Sikkim

A refreshing tourist destination, Sikkim is blessed with great bio-diversity. The Himalayan wonderland is the home to a vast variety of avian population and vibrant floral species. Picturesque valleys dotted with beautiful monasteries, pine forests, diverse ethnic faces and their pulsating culture make Sikkim immensely inviting.

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14. Meghalaya

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, has won the hearts of tourists since ages with its gorgeous waterfalls, majestic hills, dense forests and exotic flora and fauna. Limpid lakes and meandering rivers disappearing into greenery creates a mesmerizing vista. A patch of beauty and grace, this hilly state drenches you in tremendous natural beauty.

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15. Sundarbans

A visit to Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, will certainly leave you spellbound with amazing experiences. In this natural habitat of Royal Bengal Tiger you can spot diverse wildlife and amazingly varied flora. Sundarbans is a perfect destination for adventurous cruising.

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Which one of these fabulous tourist destinations is alluring you to spend your next vacation?

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