The north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh brings in millions of tourists from across the world every year, owing to its captivating scenery. Characterized by snow-clad mountains and serene natural beauty, this ‘Abode of Snow’ is home to hundreds of villages, all beautiful in their own right. Read on to discover a few of the highlights on These Stunning Villages in Himachal Pradesh, India...
India is absolutely a traveller’s paradise with diversity in geography, culture, tradition and people. From the sky-kissing mountain peaks to the deepest oceans and sandy beaches, there is rarely any place you won’t find in this huge and bustling country. Visiting any part of the country is truly a blessing and the memories of the trip will be with you forever long.
Below are mentioned a few places that you must visit at least once in your lifetime.
Stunning Shillong of Meghalaya
Also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’, Shillong has been on one of the top positions of perfect honeymoon destinations. Vastly popular for the uncountable number of waterfalls, serene lakes and gorgeous mountain peaks, Shillong becomes of the most visited hill stations of North-eastern India.
The golf courses lined by pine trees make it one of the most refreshing sports. Aside from that, Umaim Lake is popular for its different water sports. Also popular as the ‘musical capital’ of India as a lot of famous musicians have emerged from here. Moreover, regular music festivals keep happening making it a cheerful place.
Visit the city to introduce yourself to the exquisite culture and tradition of North-eastern India.
Mesmerizing Munnar of Kerala
To the very south of India, in God’s own country, lies the beautiful city of Munnar. With its green surroundings and misty hills, Munnar settles as one of the perfect getaways when you wanna escape the monotonous routine. For the adventure seekers, the city offers trekking, rock climbing, exploring exotic wildlife and many others!
Indulge yourself in the tours of spectacular tea and coffee plantations. Tea lovers can watch the making of tea right from the gardens! The scenic hilltops, gorgeous waterfalls and huge national parks definitely make it one of the best hill stations in India.
Pleasing Pangong Lake of Leh
Nestled in the laps of arid mountains at the height of almost 5000 ft, is the Pangong Lake. The lake is blissfully blue, a stark contrast to the white mountains that surround it.
Derived from the Tibetan word ‘Pangong Tso’, the name Pangong means ‘high grassland lake’. Pangong is the highest saltwater lake in the whole world. The colour of the lake also seemingly varies from blue, green and red.
If you remember the 3 Idiots movie, few of its scenes were shot here. The one where Kareena Kapoor reunites with Aamir Khan took place here. The beauty of this lake is unmatched of for. Sit around to rejuvenate your soul and feel the pleasure take over as you comprehend it’s attraction.
Mesmerizing Manali of Himachal Pradesh
Manali has been a popular place to go backpacking and for the cosy honeymoon trips. Situated near the bank of the river Beas and nestled in the laps of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges is the tourist favourite town Manali.
From adventurous sports that pump your adrenaline to the temples that help rejuvenate your soul, Manali has it all.
The best destination includes the Solang Valley and Rohtang Paas. They both offer you brilliant opportunities to test your limits by paragliding, skiing, trekking and so much more! The architecture of the Hidimba and Manu temples will leave you in awe.
Don’t forget to visit the Old Manali to get a glimpse of the traditional and laidback life of the original inhabitants.
Tourist places in Goa never fail to amaze any of its visitors. Each of them has something unique to give to their fond travellers. Goa is the perfect blend for the party people and solace-seekers. From raving beaches to artistic churches to tranquil forts to impressive nature reserves – Goa has got it all!
Some of the must-visit beaches include Calangute, Baga, Palolem, Arambol and Agonda. They are infamous for their extravagant nightlife and the thrilling water sports.
Besides beaches, Goa also has a number of old Churches that boasts of unique architecture. Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception stands out among all. Ruins of centuries-old forts also have an interesting to themselves.
Remarkable Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch essentially describes a salt marshland in the state of Gujarat. The sparkling white marsh dessert is a wonderment to the human mind. Sunsets and walking under the moon in the Rann of Kutch is a treat for life. Home to many rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna, Kutch lets you explore nature’s different wonders.
The region has been so famous for its natural beauty that it was featured in numerous films in India, for example – Refugee, Magadheera, Sarainodu etc.
In the white dazzling deserts of Kutch, every year ‘Rann Utsav’ takes place. A plethora of dance, music, tradition and cuisine constitutes to this world-famous carnival. Every year Gujarat Tourism organizes this marvellous and stunning festival that lights up the whole of Gujarat.
Dreamy Darjeeling of West Bengal
Walk in the city of Darjeeling to get rarest views of Mount Kanchenjunga, through India’s largest tea plantations and colonial-era architecture. Visit the Buddhist monasteries, ages-old toy train and elaborate botanical garden and zoos.
Must visit destinations include watching the sunrise from Tiger Hill of Khangchendzonga and the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway (the largest aerial tramway in Asia). Markets of Darjeeling are one of the best places to shop for anything!
Don’t visit during the monsoons as it is one of the wettest places in India.
Amazing Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Tucked away almost 1400 km away from the eastern ghats of India, sits the beautiful archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar. The turquoise water, the exotic beaches and striking coral reefs remain to be one of the top destinations to see in your lifetime.
Havelock and Neil Island are some of the famous islands among travellers. Popular for pearly white sands, palm-lined shores, they offer some of the best snorkelling and diving options in India.
Visit the bustling city of Port Blair to get a glimpse of the local lifestyle, filled in colonial history. The area boasts of striking architectural monuments. You can also browse the local markets and savour traditional cuisine.