8 Best Destinations to Visit in India
India offers a collage of natural splendors- be its lofty mountains and serene lakes or sun-kissed beaches and thrilling forests- the list has it all. Here comes the ready and handy list of most fascinating places to visit in India. Considering all the seasons- India has some lovely hill stations, awesome beaches, thrilling forests, sparkling islands and some heritage monuments and buildings. All these places are ideal for family vacation, honeymoon, holiday with friends and some are even ideal for solo travelers.
The list starts with Agra- One of the most beautiful places in India. This is a city of love famous for the marvelous Taj Mahal- situated by the banks of Yamuna. This symmetrical structure took about 22 years to complete and is regarded as a personification of romance all over the world. Apart from Agra- the other important places to see in Agra are the majestic Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri for its heritage and history. Explore the Agra bazaars for retail therapy and pick some of the best pethas, leather stuff and carpets. Some of the best hotels to stay in Agra are ITC Mughal, Clarks Shiraz, The Oberoi Amaravilas and Courtyard Agra.
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If someone is planning for summer vacation and literally confused about where to visit in India– do keep Srinagar in the list. This heaven on Earth features plush green pastures, snow-laden mountains, vibrant flower beds, serene lakes and bright looking locals. From boating, spending the night on a house boat, trekking, bird watching and water skiing- Srinagar offers something for all. Some beautiful hotels in Srinagar are Lalit Grand Palace, Vivanta by Taj-Dal View and Mughal Palace Houseboats.
Next is Jaipur- the desert capital and undeniably one of the most amazing places in India. Popular as Pink City- Jaipur has quite a few interesting tourist destinations like Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Jaipur is also known for some of the best local bazaars. So, one should pick up jootis, bangles and other knick knacks for sure. Oberoi Raj Vilas, Lebua Resort, ITC Rajputana and The Tree House are some of the preferred hotels.
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Goa is a party paradise and one of the best places in India for fun, frolic, and thrill. Enjoy sunbathing in some of the sparkling beaches like Baga, Candolim, Calangute, Anjuna, Palolem, Colva, Agonda, and Bogmalo. Relish dazzling nightlife in the most happening pubs and shacks there and get engrossed with enthralling water sports. Goa has a lot of fascinating hotels and they are Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Heritage Village Club and Royal Orchid Beach Resort and Spa.
5) LONAVALA AND KHANDALA
The charming twin-cities of Lonavala and Khandala are growing in popularity. In addition to the picturesque views, the luxuriant hills, and the decent weather, one can explore Lohagad Fort, Celebrity Wax Museum, Rajmachi Fort, Karla & Bhaja Caves, Tinga Fort and Bedsa Caves.
6) ANDAMAN ISLAND
Next turn is the most picturesque island of India- Andaman if preferences are set for bright skies, sizzling beaches, crystal clear seas and charming surroundings. Explore Cellular Jain. Havelock Island, Red Skin Island, Ross Island, Mount Harriet and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Barefoot, Silver Sand, Fortune and Resort Bay Island are some of the desired places to stay.
7) MUNNAR IN KERELA
Down south- there is another quaint and serene hill station, known for perfect honeymoon ambiance in God’s Own Country. Munnar in Kerala is adorned with aromatic tea and spice plantations, lush green hills, serene hilly tracks and misty weather. Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Tata Tea Museum, Atukkad Waterfalls, Elephant Lake and Anaimudi Peak are must visits. Munnar has some beautiful hotels like Chandy’s Windy Woods, The Panoramic Getaway, Forest Glade, Devonshire Greens and The Fog Resort and Spa.
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Gangtok- located in north-east India in Sikkim is another mesmerizing place to visit with friends and family. The stunning topography of Gangtok is a site to wonder about and places like Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Hanuman Tok and Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve are to be explored. Some of the best hotels in Gangtok are Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino, Orange Village Resort, Royal Demazong, Summit Norling Resort and Spa and Welcome Heritage Denzong Regency.