What are the best places to visit in India? Many tourists find it difficult to choose as India is a vast and culturally diverse country and there are many attractive places to visit. Of course, some spaces are always more popular than others. I have chosen ten best places for your inspiration, from the classic Golden Triangle cities to the cozy states of Goa and Kerala in the south and Amritsar on the north-west border.
Kerala backwaters for relaxation
For many tourists, Kerala is the most scenic state, with stunning landscapes ranging from sparkling backwaters to sunny beaches and lush green hills. It is the center of Kerala’s famous backwaters and Alleppey backwaters. It is every photographer’s dream to capture this peaceful, enchanting palm-fringe network of waterways, lakes, canals and rivers.
The best way to experience backwaters is with a traditional houseboat that was once used by locals to transport fish, rice and spices but has now been transformed into a “floating hotel”. You can spend a night or two on the water and enjoy freshly cooked Indian food on board watching the world pass by. It is the best experience of Kerala and should definitely be added to your Kerala Tour Packages.
Rajasthan for forts and palaces
Literally meaning “Land of Kings”, India’s northern Rajasthan is the country’s most colorful state and has some of India’s most Instagram-worthy places. (Member of the Hindu warrior caste of North India) Hundreds of years ago. Many palaces and castles have been converted into luxury hotels and impressive museums.
Jaipur, the capital city and the gateway to the state, has been nicknamed “The Pink City” because of the pink walls and buildings of the old city. In 2019, the city was ranked in the top 25 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, given by millions of actual travelers. If you are interested, you can explore its heritage sites like City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Amber Fort, Naharg Fort and Jantar Mantar, a well preserved observatory. Learn more about what to see and do in Jaipur.
There are many other fabulous forts and palaces in Rajasthan, including the hill-top Mehrang Fort in Jodhpur which houses the blue houses of the old city, Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer which is located in the middle of Thar Desert, and City Palace in Udaipur which is located peacefully on the shores of Pichola Lake.
Goa for the beach
Goa is the smallest state in India on the west coast, with beautiful beaches along the Arabian Sea. It was a Portuguese colony before 1961 and the colonial architecture is well preserved. Goa’s biggest attraction is its delightful beaches, each with its own personality. The beaches in the north are generally more developed and full of action while in the south they are relatively quiet. Visit Anjuna to enjoy hippie market fun, palolem for palm-fringed soft sand, mandrem for cozy atmosphere, agonda for peace and many others for different flavors.
In addition to leisure on the beach, you can practice yoga and meditation, as many tourists do. There are sunrise yoga sessions in which you can participate. You can also choose to taste the local cuisine, a combination of Indian and Portuguese, visit the spice farm to find out what the Portuguese were so attracted to Goa Beach, and spend time exploring the Portuguese colonial heritage, such as the Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cathedral and Church of the Lady of the Rosary.
Ranthambore for wildlife
Named after the 10th century Ranthambore fort and at one time the royal hunting ground of the Maharajas, Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places for trekking in India. There are about 70 tigers in the park, Zone 6 has the best opportunities to see them (the park is divided into 10 zones). Apart from tigers, the park has many other wild animals, including more than 300 species of dull bears, leopards and birds.
Tip: If you want to get more opportunities to see tigers or as many animals as possible, two or three days is suggested for more safaris.
After reading this post, you may get an idea of where you want to go in India. Ajay Modi Travels can make the most of your time and money, creating custom trips for your unique interests and needs. Make sure it is completely worry-free and enjoyable.