If you draw your finger on the map of India, the number of places to visit seems to be indefinite. From culturally soaked destinations to historically rich places, the country is full of some of the best places to visit and break the monotony.
Once you sit to plan for your travel you will end up in confusion mostly to what place do you want to travel and spend a few days away from your everyday hustle. So, we decided to relieve your stress and bring you a list of destinations that will help you break your dilemma, go ahead make your choice;
KASHMIR: This is hands down one of the most beautiful places in India and is widely popular around the world for its enthralling beauty, this place is called 'heaven on earth' for a reason. This place is full of attractive lakes, outstanding fruit orchards, lush pastures surrounded with dense woods of pines and deodars, lovely green gardens coupled with vibrant flowers and appealing valleys fenced with peaks of Himalaya covered with snow and Pir-Panjal ranges. Kashmir is one place that would look like it has made it through the lanes of a Christmas postcard. Book yourself a warm stay in a Shikara at Dal Lake, stroll through the serene gardens of Mughals, check out the 'Aru' and 'Betaab' valley and experience the beauty yourself. You can also taste the authentic 'Wazwaan' cuisine of the valley and pluck fresh walnuts from 'Chandanwari'.
LEH – This place is a trekkers paradise; it has on offer innumerable options to choose from between serene alpine lakes, enchanting valleys, Buddhist Monasteries, snow-capped mountains, and more. It also is a place that has provided peace and serenity to those looking for it, it is the home of one of the highest mountain passes in the world and has over the years turned into a dream destination for travel lovers. The land of lamas has something for every tourist in its store, the tranquillity of the Pangong lake and the hymns chanted at the 'Hemis Monastery' is something to look forward to, it also is fun to go snow leopard spotting in the 'Hemis National Park'. Leh will make you fall in love with its raw pickle kind of nature.
DELHI: The national capital of the country, makes it the reason enough to travel to this beautiful place. The capital is filled with a rich history, Mughal era effects in different parts, scrumptious food, sprawling boulevards, nightlife, it's a mix of age-old cultural bends with the modernization of the present era. Take a stroll through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, taste the Mughal influence on the cuisine, visit the beautiful Jama Masjid and most definitely try the food, it's one of the most delectable platters you will ever taste. Visit the southern part of the city and witness the lavish grandeur on offer, the awe-inspiring Lodhi gardens, and Hauz Khas's deer park is a beautiful sight of the green belt. Do taste the popular street food, the lip-smacking 'Chaats' and the ever-iconic 'India Gate'. Just the place for knowledge seekers and art lovers.
VARANASI: There is a lot of spiritual influence in this place, it is a city full of cultures, religions, spiritual beings and your trip is incomplete if you haven't tapped on this city. This place is also popularly known as the city that offers Moksha and it holds very high religious significance for Indians living in this country and around the world. It is also believed by the people living here that this city is approximately 5000 years old. There are ancient temples enchanting mantras constantly, situated right at the banks of the river Ganga, this city has a lot to offer from taking a dip in the holy Ganga water to gorging on the delicious street food and shopping in the narrow lanes of the city for some of the best musical instruments, Varanasi is truly a marvel to see with your own eyes.
RANN OF KUTCH, GUJRAT: The experience this place will give you of the raw village life ornate with all the essentials is something you will not get anywhere else. It hosts the 'Rann Utsav' each year that witnesses tourists and this is the best time to paint the canvas of your travel dreams with innumerable hues of shades. This place is drowning in water for 4 months of the year, the massive white salt stretch is an astounding wonder of nature. The cuisine is also something different from what you would get to eat in the other parts if India, the bend is towards sugar more than usual. Enjoy moonlight dinners in the white spread of the Rann of Kutch and relish the delicacies with some hardcore folk-dance performances. This one is a must go to India.
We tried our best boiling down the best for you, these are the top 5 places to visit in India, whenever you make a plan make sure that these are on your bucket, if not all at once but do them all. Spare some extra days for shopping for Indian ethnics, jewellery, art, etc if you are thinking of buying any because the choices are in plenty and you may need an entire day for each one of them, yes that's incredible India for you.