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Most of us fantasize about visiting Switzerland, Paris, or any such popular European destination. However, why is it that we only imagine foreign destinations to be worth our while? Blame it on popular culture or our own biases, we cannot deny that foreign locations are our dreams. However, it is possible that everything you wish to see in different European countries is available right here in our own! From rich history to amazing wildlife and scenic splendors to mesmerizing culture, India has it all. In fact, there are so many sights to see in India that picking a select few can be a tedious task. Therefore, here is our list of the ten best tourist places in India that every travel enthusiast must visit at least once.
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Florida and Ibiza are great beach destinations, but why go so far when a better beachy haven is located right in our own colorful nation? Andaman is one of the best places to visit if you are a beach lover. Visit the place with your beloved, a group of friends, or even on a solitary retreat. The spectacular beaches of Andaman and the azure waters of the sea will captivate you completely.
When a list of tourist places in India is prepared, how could we not include Leh-Ladakh! This is one such place where astounding beauty and adrenaline-pumping adventure come together to offer you an unforgettable holiday. The beauty of this North Indian region lies in its austerity. The pictorial landscapes of Leh-Ladakh make a perfect backdrop for the region’s many splendid lakes.
Himachal Pradesh is undeniably one of the top tourist places in India. However, even within Himachal, there are certain places that captivate seasoned tourists and the first-timers alike. Kasol is one such destination. Known for its scenic trekking trails and vantage points, the region is a great place to relax for a few days in the lap of nature.
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If you find beauty in unusual places, Gujarat’s Kutch region is the ideal place for you. Kutch is India’s most spectacular location with white sands as far as you can see, and further. Gujarat’s well-known kite festival is also held in this region. If you choose to visit during the festival, you will get to see the entire skyline of the region filled with colorful kites.
One of the most alluring tourist destinations in India, Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok, with Kanchenjunga in sight and clouds so close you can touch them, will give you a heavenly experience. A perfect location for family holidays, Gangtok is also a place where you can wander about alone and savor every moment. Getting to experience the unique culture and food of the state is just another advantage of visiting Gangtok.
When speaking of tourist destinations in India, we must mention Udaipur, the beautiful city of lakes. Royal palaces, serene lakes, and the picturesque Aravalli Hills that surround the region are enough to make you want to stay forever. This glorious ’Venice of the East’ is known for giving its visitors a taste of history, culture, and royal treatment. In short, this is an experience that they will forever cherish.
Tucked away in the southern part of the nation, Pondicherry is fondly called the ‘French Riviera of the East.’ The French influence on this little union territory of India is clear in every aspect of its culture, especially the architecture. Beautiful beaches, great food, and much-needed serenity, you can find it all in this pretty region.
A prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi is simply extraordinary. The region is a famous backpacking destination where people come to explore the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi is full of ancient monuments, approximately 500 of them. Visiting this place is nothing short of a memorable experience. The city also has tourist markets and cafes where youngsters flock to have a good time.
Assam, a state rich in terms of natural beauty and culture, is yet another gorgeous Indian location you can visit. The mighty Brahmaputra River flows in this state. It is also home to the famous Kaziranga National Park. The renowned Kamakhya Temple is also situated in Assam. In short, Assam is a state where both nature-lovers and culture-enthusiasts will enjoy equally.
If you dream of visiting a snowy destination every time winter comes around, Auli is exactly for you! Known for its fantastic skiing avenues, this small town in Uttarakhand is romantic and cozy. If you are fond of adventure sports such as skiing, the arresting views of the Himalayas and the idyllic sunsets of Auli will make you want to settle here.
Now that you know about the undeniable allure of India, you can explore any of the aforementioned destinations. They will help you to completely forget about your exotic foreign location!