Every time you plan a vacation, it starts with one question, “Iss baar kahan ghumne chalein?”. You’ve been obsessed with family trips ever since your bachpan ki chhuttiyaan. Convincing your parents to take you somewhere, begging your friends to come along and the long train and car rides, filled with music and food. Nostalgic, yeah?
And you’ve had that bucket list of places you want to visit once you’re old enough to travel on your own. They might include places like Paris, Greece and Japan, etc. But what about places from hamari apni country?
Travelling is almost sabka number 1 passion, and you will hardly find a person who doesn’t love to get out once in a while. Travelling to another city, experiencing different cultures and eating desi street food allows you to be part of the land and its people in a unique way.
When it comes to exploring India, there are endless surprises and gems waiting to be found for you. But with a great number of options comes the impossibility of choosing one destination. To celebrate World Heritage Day (18th April), here are 7 wonders of India that have to be on your trip at least once in your lifetime.
India ka sabse famous monument Taj Mahal hai. This wonder inspires millions of tourists every year to visit India. And oh! What a sight it is to see it in its full glory at sunrise and moonlit nights. It radiates royalness and you’ll be awestruck by its beauty. And not just the Taj Mahal, the city of Agra is home to enormous and fabulous monuments from the Mughal period like Itimad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb and Akbar’s Mausoleum.
Also See: Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Subhash Emporium, Akbar’s Mausoleum, Fatehpur Sikri and Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal.
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The land jisko India ka Scotland kaha jata hai, did you know that? Coorg is a popular coffee-producing hill station in Karnataka, set among majestic mountains with a permanently misty landscape. It’s known for its lahrate green hills and nadiya that cut straight through them. It is also a renowned tourist destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local martial arts tribe who resides there, are particularly well-known for their warm mehman nawazi. Travel to the lovely cities of Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet during your visit to Coorg. Also, enjoy the wonderful homestays they offer to make your trip even more unforgettable!
Also See: Abbey Falls, Sakleshpur, Virajpet, Dubare Elephant Camp, Iruppu Falls, Chikmagalur and Kabini.
If you talk about hill stations in India, you have to include Manali. Famous among newlyweds as their honeymoon destination, there’s more than meets the eye with this awesome place. With its magnificent and breathtaking views, you’ll fall in love with this lover’s paradise. Manali is surrounded by numerous trekking possibilities, making it a badhiya base for exploring other parts of the Himalayas. In the adjacent town of Kullu, the River Beas offers you rafting opportunities. The Parvati Valley, which runs beside the Parvati River and includes Kasol, Manikaran, Tosh, and other tiny settlements is perfect for long stays.
Also See: Solang Valley, Hampta Pass, Sethan, Bhrigu Lake, Deo Tibba, Great Himalayan National Park and Rohtang Pass.
“Is saal toh pakka Goa chalenge” is every friend circle’s motto. With its alluring beaches, mouth-watering food and refreshing scenery, who would not want to spend a week here? Packed with world-class heritage and rich culture springing up on every street, this small union territory of India is a must-visit if you love beach gateways. The people are friendly and welcoming. While the seafood is mwah, Goa ki nightlife ka kya kehna. From trendy pubs, beach shacks, and beautiful cafes, to clubs and discos you’ll see everything. Goa is a good choice for youngsters wanting to travel on a tight kharcha.
Also See: Amboli, Dandeli, Tarkarli, Gokarna, Jog Falls, Panchgani and Kudremukh.
Khamma ghani! Welcome to the city of lakes. Rajasthan ki sabse famous and one of the most visited places. Udaipur is renowned for its sapphire lakes, gorgeous palaces, vibrant culture, and wonderful food. It is situated around stunning water lakes and is surrounded on all sides by the magnificent Aravalli Hills. You need to pay a visit to this city to get the shahi experience of travelling. If you’re a big fan of European cities, you’ll be thrilled to know that Udaipur is known as the Venice of the East. The Rajshahi Havelis and bustling street life will pull you right into its magical wonder.
Also See: Eklingji Temple, Delwara, Chittorgarh, Haldighati, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur and Dhebar Lake.
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Jannat, sublime, and refreshing. Those three words perfectly define the beauty of this place. Jhelum nadi ke kinare basa Srinagar will sweep the floor off your feet. Tourists get on their shikaras to visit sights such as the Floating Vegetable Market and the Mir Bahris, a vibrant community of people who live on the lake. Saath mein, there are numerous houseboats on the lake that offer you a magnificent and unique stay experience. Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashm-E-Shahi Garden are among India’s most beautiful Mughal-zamane ke gardens, with Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashm-E-Shahi Garden among the most popular. Did you know that Asia’s largest tulip garden is here?
Also See: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Aru Valley, Jamia Masjid and Anchar Lake.
7. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Did you know that there are over 500 islands that are part of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands? Out of them, only 37 are inhabited and fewer are open to tourists. A little slice of paradise tucked amid the waves, this place will be one of your most memorable trips. The Andaman Islands offer you the most exotic beaches, and you can try a variety of water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, and sea walking! Live your zindagi na milegi dobara moment here in India! People generally make a base at Port Blair city and stay a day or two to explore the beaches around. You can easily catch ferries going out to other islands.
Also See: Neil Island, Baratang Island, Radhanagar Beach, Diglipur, Chidiya Tapu and Barren Island.
But India has more than 7 wonders to offer you, if you’re #wanderlust soul is not satisfied with just these places, here’s a list of other places to keep your sights on while planning your trip.
6 Other Places In India To Consider
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From lush mountains to cool beaches, India’s vast geographical land ensures you get to experience everything. So what are you waiting for? #BeALittleMore closer to the vibrant and beautiful culture of India by travelling to these places. Make sure you get down to the streets so you can see the real India and get travelling photos for your gram. Have you travelled to Indian cities before? Mention your most memorable trip down in the comments below.
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