Top 20 Destinations in India
“INCREDIBLE INDIA” itself explains everything .
India has vast tourism including a myriad of landscapes, beaches, deserts,scenic hill stations, great heritage sites, tradition & culture. Each state has many destinations, most of them are preferred tourist destinations. If we start making list of all it will fill the complete book so here there are Top 20 Destinations in India which every travel lover should never miss any one of these.
1.Kashmir- PARADISE ON EARTH.
Jammu & Kamshir
Kashmir is well known for its scenic splendour snow covered mountains, wildlife, elegant monuments, local handicrafts. Kashmir is the most wonderful place & Srinagar is one of the most beautiful to visit in Kashmir as well as in India.
Some of the places to visit in Kashmir are Shrinagar,Gulmarg,Kargil,Jammu,Shlimar Garden,Anantnag.Shikara Boat ride is must to do thing in Kashmir.
Best time to visit Kashmir is during March to August, Srinagar is best visited during the Autumn months from September to November.
2.Leh Ladakh-LAND OF HIGH PASSES
Leh Ladakh is popular for incandescent mountains and longing valleys. Also, it is famous for adventure bike trips, trekking.
Some of the places to visit in Leh Ladakh are Leh palace, Chamba temple, Shanti Stupa,Namyyal Tsemo Gompa, Nubra Valley…….
Best time to visit Leh Ladakh is from May until Mid-October. Winter has a different charm all together, if you want to see real Ladakh with less tourist around then Winter is the best time to visit that is from Nov – March.
3.Amritsar-HEART OF PUNJAB
Amritsar, also called as Pool of Nectars is historically known as Ramdaspur which is Surrounded by sacred Amrit Sarovar lake. This city is famous for holiest Gurudwara of Sikh religion popularly known as Golden Temple.
Famous places to travel form Amritsar are Khajjar, Dalhousie, Shimla, Manali, Mcloedgunj.
Best time to visit is Between November to March.
4.Rajasthan- JAANE KYA DIKH JAYE
Rajasthan popularly known for its lakes, desert camel safari,historical forts, palaces, art and culture with its slogan “Padharo mahare desh”.It is on of the Top 20 Destinations in India
Some of the places to visit in Rajasthan are Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Ranthambore national park, Ajmer, Pushkar, Kota, Bikaner, Mount Abu Pokhran.
Best time to visit Rajasthan is October to March as winter has favourable temperature.
5.Agra – SYMBOL OF LOVE
Famous for its one of the Seven wonders of the world TAJMAHAL, Agra is city located on bank of river Yamuna. Agra is located on “Golden triangle” tourist circuit with Delhi & Jaipur.
Some of places to visit in Agra are Fathehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Mehtab bagh Jama Mashid, Tomb of Akbar, Mankeshwar temple.
Best time to visit Agra is October to March.
6.Delhi- DILWALO KA SHEHER
Capital city of India is also famous for its tourism, food & market places. It is the cosmopolitan with historic old Delhi & Modern New Delhi. It is the Most visited city in world & first in India by Foreign visitors.
Some of the places to visit in Delhi are Govt Buildings such as Sansad Bhavan Rashtra Bhavan India gate National War Memorial, Red Fort, Connaught Palace, Qutub Minar, Park & Gardens, Museums, Tombs, Akshardham Temple, Jantar Mantar, Chandni Chowk, and Many more.
Best time to visit Delhi is throughout the year but to specify it would be better to visit between October to March as winters here are too cold.
7. Varanasi- HAR HAR MAHADEV
Spiritual city of India also known as Banaras or Kashi situated on Banks of River Ganges in UP. Around 2000 temples are located here including Kashi Vishwanath temple. Combination of Kashi the holy city, ganga the sacred river & Kashi Vishwanath the supreme God makes Varanasi an immortal destination. It is also famous for its muslin & silk fabric especially known for “Banarasi Sarees”
Some of the places to visit nearby are Dashashwamedh Ghat Panchaganga Ghat Manikarnika Ghat Ganga Aarti Ramnagar Fort.
Best time to Visit is November to February.
8.Hrishikesh-YOGA CAPITAL OF WORLD
It is popularly famous for spiritual importance & practicing meditations. “Vishnu” lord of senses who appeared to be Raibhaya Rishi so name Hrishikesh. People also travel here for river rafting & bungee jumping.
Some of the places to visit here are Ram Jhula Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat Bharat Mandir.
Best time to visit Rishikesh is early march to first week of may & for river rafting is from late September to Mid-November.
9. Darjeeling- EAST HIMALAYA
Located in Himalayan foothills was once summer residing place for British Rule Elite. It is famous for Tea industry & Himalayan Railway.
Some of the places to visit are Darjeeling ropeway, Ghum Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo park, Himalayan mountaineering institute Tea estate & Japanese Buddhist temple.
Best time to visit is April to June. Many of them prefer between October to December especially couples.
10.Sunderbans-RESERVE OF ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS
It is mangrove forest area formed by confluence of Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Rivers in Bay of Bengal. As there are abundant trees of “Sundri” there hence Sundarbans.
Best Four Protected Areas to visit are as Sunderban National Park, Sunderban west Sundarbans south & Sunderban east.
Best time to visit is between September to March & summer is ideal time to visit wild life sanctuary.
11. JagannathPuri-A LIGHT WITH NO DARKNESS
It is one of the char dham pilgrimage. Jagannath temple of Puri is famous for its Ratha Yatra where three deities are pulled over huge decorated Ratha. The temple is reported to have no shadow at all from any directions at any time & food is never wasted here.
Famous places to visit jagannath Temple Chilika lake Puri Beach Laksmi Temple Narendra Tank Swargdwar Beach.
Konark-It is 35km away from Puri ,and is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is a World Heritage Site
Best time to visit here is although throughout the year. For the Famous Ratha Yatra one can visit Ashad Shukla Dwitiya. (Between June July)
12. Mumbai- CITY OF SUCCESS
People say they run here along with the time. It is the financial centre of country & 12th richest of world. It is also famous for Bollywood Film Industry, trade market high end malls.
Some of the places to visit Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Nariman Point Hajiali Dargah Mahalakshmi temple Siddhivinayak temple Juhu Chowpatty.
Best times to visit is Specifically November to February.
Goa is in southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan. Attractions in Goa is Old Churches, Beaches water sports, The Goan Carnival and Christmas-new year celebrations attract many tourists.One of the special from Top 20 Destinations in India
Some of the places to visit here are Beaches like Baga and Calangute offer jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, water scooter rides. Cruise in Goa will be a beautiful experience. Anjuna Beach, Dudhsagar Falls and lots of.
The perfect time to visit Goa is between November and March when the Goa weather is beautiful & lovely with a cool breeze.
14.Hyderabad-City of Pearls,
The pearl city Hyderabad is historic city also known as City of Nizams. It is one of the easy living cities in India. The city is famous for its Unique Biryani “Hyderabadi Biryani”. Hyderabad offers an interesting confluence of modern and traditional, old city and new city .
Some of the places to visit here are Charminar, Laad Bazar,Salarjung museum, Tank Bund, Golkonda Fort, Birla Mandir,Ramoji Film City,Nehru Zoological Park.
Best time to visit Hyderabad is October to February as weather is pleasant.As summers may be hot here.
15.Mysore-The Heritage City
Mysore is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills . Mysore has The Biggest ‘Walk-Through Aviary’ called Karanji Lake in India. Mysore is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is well known for the festivities that take place during the period of Dasara, the state festival of Karnataka.
Some of the places to visit here are Chamundi Temple,Mysore Palace,Philomena Church, Brindavan Garden,Ranganthaswamy temple Srirangapatna, Bandipur Tiger Reserve for wild life lover.
Best time to visit Mysore is between July to February. With these months captivating the city’s beauty; summers are less ideal for travelling and sightseeing.
16.Hampi-The Lost Kingndom of Vijayanagara Empire
Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in thel Karnataka. Hampi is located in hilly terrain formed by granite boulder. The Hampi monuments comprising the UNESCO world heritage site are a subset of the wider-spread Vijayanagara ruins.
Some of the places to visit here are Virupaksh Temple,Matanga Hills ,Vijaya Vitthala Temple,Elephant Stables,Lotus Mahal,Thungabhadra river.
Best time to visit Hampi is between October to February.
17.Ooty-Queen of Nilgiris
Ooty is one of famous the hill station in South India located in the Nilgiris. Ooty officially known as Udagamandalam.Once it was known as summer headquarters of East India Company.Nilgiri Mountain railway runs “Toy Train” between Ooty to Mettupalyam mostly have demand by Tourist and local people. Tea, Chocolates & spices,oils are famous here.
Some of the places to visit here are
Ooty-Dodabetta ,Bootanical Garden,OOty Lake,Rose Garden,Pykara Water fall and boathouse,Tea Factory,Pine Forest,Film Studio,6th and 9th Mile.
Coonoor -Lambs Rock,Dolphins Nose,Sims Park.Coonor is twin city of Ooty 20 km away from Ooty
Best time to visit Ooty is from February to June, in May Flower Show is one of the best time to visit here . October to January is ideal time when Ooty is not too crowdy and weather here shows real spike of Ooty
18.Rameshwaram- Spritual Gateway
Rameshwaram is located on Pamban Island also known as Rameshwaram Island separated from mainland India.It is connected to India by Pamban Bridge. Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. There are sixty-four Tīrthas or Theerthams (holy water bodies) in and around Rameswaram. According to the Skanda Purana, twenty-four of them are important. Of the 24, 14 are in the form of tanks and wells within the precincts of the temple. Bathing in these tanks is a major aspect of the pilgrimage to Rameswaram and is considered equivalent to penance.
Some of the places to visit here are Ramanathaswamy Temple,Dhanuskodi Beach,Pamban Bridge , Gandhamathan Parvatham,APJ Abdul Kalam Museum,Meenakshi Amman Temple Madurai is located 170 km from Rameshwaram.
Rameshwaram has a tropical climate and can be visited any time of the year. However, the best time to visit is from October to April
19.Alleppey-Venice of India
Alleppey oldest planned towns in India and is famous for its backwater canals, beaches, paddy fields and lagoons. Iconic Houseboats cruises in the backwaters attracts visitors each year.Alleppey is the former name of Alappuzha.We can have the famous Ayurvedic Treatment of kerala here.One must try special Banana Chips of many varities. Alapuzha is One of Top 20 Destinations in India.
Some of the places to visit here are Alapuzha Beach,Vembanad Lake ,Marari Beach.
Houseboat stay for a day or two will be the most delightful experience in your lifetime.
Best time to visit Alleppey is from October to March when the temperature here is moderate.
20.Munnar- Kashmir of South India
Munnar is famous hill station with lush green hills and tea plantation. One must enjoy Elephant riding during Munnar visit. Spices garden is one of the most visited place by many people. Munnar is my favorite from Top 20 Destinations in India
Some of the places to visit here are Devikulam park,Rose Garden,Carmelagiri Elephant Camp,Kudala Dam,Cowboy Park.
Best time to visit Munnar is between September to March because of pleasant weather. Summers are a little warm, but one can still visit.