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10 perfect places to visit in India

India is a country which has a mix of both traditionalism and modernism in it, which has both the bustling busy cities on one side and the calm and serene simple villages on the other. India is rich in cultures and heritages and has a vast number of historical monuments and archaeological structures. Each state in India is equally beautiful and perfect for holidaying. Every state is enriching, inspiring and unforgettable.

When planning a holiday to India you have numerous choices in front of you as which holiday destination they would like to visit. Here guest blogger Rohit offers up ten perfect places to consider when planning a trip to India.

1- Kashmir

Sonamarg in Kashmir, Photo by Tony Gladvin George, CC BY 2.0Sonamarg in Kashmir, Photo by Tony Gladvin George, CC BY 2.0

Kashmir is known as Paradise on Earth due to its splendid beauty and natural scenic views. Located in the lap of majestic Himalayan Mountains, Kashmir forms the top most part of our country. On a trip to Kashmir you can find blue sparkling lakes, lush green valleys, sun kissed mountains, flowering meadows and snow capped peaks. The shikara ride on Dal Lake is the best feature of Kashmir. It is the perfect destination for both family vacation as well as a honeymoon trip and holds the well earned title of  “Switzerland of the East”.

2 -Kerala

Backwaters in Kerala, Photo by Pexels, CC0 1.0Backwaters in Kerala, Photo by Pexels, CC0 1.0

Kerala lies in the Southern part of the Indian Continent and makes a perfect place for holidaying or relaxing and rejuvenating yourself. Lined by palm trees and beaches along the shore of the state it offers a magical and peaceful effect to the place. Kerala is known for its lush green hills and amazing wildlife, huge plantations and paddy fields. Kerala cuisine is very famous and exotic and specializes in seafood delicacies. The abundant greenery and beautiful landscapes has given Kerala the title of “God’s own country”. The state of Kerala is one of the most beautiful states to visit if you wish to enjoy the greenery and backwaters and the local cuisine.

3 – Gujarat

Rann of Kutch, Photo by Kaushik Patel, CC BY 2.0Rann of Kutch, Photo by Kaushik Patel, CC BY 2.0

The state of Gujarat is known for its excellent tourism and makes a perfect family trip as the state has abundant activities for travelers. Gujarat has mind blowing landscapes and scenic locations along with sun kissed beaches and rich wildlife. Gujarat also has diverse cultures and people of different faiths living together and has a vast number of religious monuments. It is also associated with the home place of Mahatma Gandhi and you can check out many handicrafts here too. Gujarat also has the famous Gir National Park. Going on a safari ride in the Gir Park is a must do when you visit Gujarat. The Rann of Kutch is another great attraction.

4 – Himachal Pradesh

Trek in McLeodganj, Photo by Rignam Wangkhang, CC BY 2.0Trek in McLeodganj, Photo by Rignam Wangkhang, CC BY 2.0

Himachal falls in the northern part of India and has beautiful landscapes of snow-capped mountain peaks and orchard farms through to gushing rivers and thick deodar forests. Himachal Pradesh has Shimla, Kullu and Manali as its main tourist spots. The Hadimba temple in Manali is very famous while kufri and Manikaran are also major tourist spots.

5 – Goa

Beachside, Photo by Vinoth Chandar, CC BY 2.0Beachside, Photo by Vinoth Chandar, CC BY 2.0

 Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Goa is the most sought after place for most families as well as couples. The Goan beaches are known for their splendid beauty and lovely beaches and the wide variety of watersports available here. Apart from the beaches it also has a number of churches, temples and ancient structures which people love visiting. Goan cuisine is also very delicious, specialising in seafood dishes.

6 – Delhi

Architecture of Delhi, Photo by Ajay Lalu, CC0 1.0Architecture of Delhi, Photo by Ajay Lalu, CC0 1.0

Delhi is the capital of our country and is recorded to have the highest number of tourists across all of India’s states. Ir has a rich history of culture with many tourist sights such as Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid and India Gate. Delhi also has India’s Parliament House and is revered for its delicious street food and cheap shopping.

7 – Mumbai

Gateway of India, Photo by PDPics, CC0 1.0Gateway of India, Photo by PDPics, CC0 1.0

Mumbai is the country’s biggest and most populated metropolitan city with people of multiple cultures and faith all living together. Mumbai has the famous Gateway of India and the Marine Drive which people love visiting time and again. The chowpatty is quite famous there where you get lip smacking chaat. Haji Ali is another very famous tourist attraction in Mumbai.

8 – Punjab

 

 

Golden Temple, Amritsar, Photo by Erik Grootscholte, CC BY 2.0
Golden Temple, Amritsar, Photo by Erik Grootscholte, CC BY 2.0

Punjab falls in the northern part of India and is a very beautiful place to visit. The country’s second largest producer of agricultural products, its often called the Granary of India. Punjabi cuisine is very delicious the most famous being aloo paratha and chana bhatura. The lush green fields and the Sukhna Lake are very famous in Punjab, with other important tourist attractions including the Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh and the Asafwala War Memorial.

9 – Lakshadweep Islands

Palm Trees, Photo by Jennifer, CC BY-ND 2.0Palm Trees, Photo by Jennifer, CC BY-ND 2.0

Lakshadweep Islands is an archipelago situated in the middle of Arabian Sea which consists of a total of 36 islands. The beauty of these islands is in the coral reefs and it is a  perfect destination for all nature lovers and keen watersport fans.

10 – Andaman And Nicobar

Neil Island, Photo by Ankur P, CC BY-SA 2.0Neil Island, Photo by Ankur P, CC BY-SA 2.0

An archipelago of 572 islands these are situated in the Bay of Bengal and are heaven for nature lovers. The island is covered with thick coconut trees and there’s amazing marine life to watch – making it the perfect place to have a go at  scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming.

 

Guest post by Rohit from Trans India Travels.

A travel enthusiast, Rohit has an untiring love for travel and his stories are a clear example of this love and passion. His stories are a perfect guide for anyone thinking of travelling to India.

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