Travelling to India is an experience of a kind that will etch distinctly into your memories and any reminisces of it will invariably bring a smile on your face. Yes! That’s India for you!
While statistics may brand it as the second populous country or world’s largest democracy, but a well-read traveller would know India is a gem of a country. Whether you are a backpacker, a couple or someone who intends to visit India with family, one thing you can be assured of is, you will be entertained. Thoroughly, at that!
Scaling India in a single trip is next to impossible, so we at HolidayMe.com have come up with few destinations that will help you to tick-off the most important question about vacation – where to?
Be warned, this write-up may just entice you to book the next flight to India!
To say Goa is ‘Miami’ of India is no exaggeration!
With its serene beaches, charming churches, lip-smacking sea food, and parties that continue till the wee hours – Goa is every inch a party-lovers’ haven. While nights can be reserved for hard-core partying, during the day you may go exploring its architectural marvels that include not only pretty churches but also colourful cosy houses that you will get to see every few kilometres.
HolidayMe Tip: Don’t want to get stuck in the crowd? Traverse to North Goa for cleaner and quieter beaches.
Much like Dubai, Rajasthan is so much more than desert. Almost every city of this royal state of India is full of gorgeous palaces and forts. Also, with local handicrafts, bandhani-work dresses, trinkets and other knick knacks on display – the colourful markets of Rajasthan are a delight to be in. The local
Rajasthani food, capable of satiating the hungriest soul, is another feather in its cap. Do not miss out on feasting on Dal Baati churma, Laal Maas, Mohan Maas, Gatte ke pulao and other delicacies
HolidayMe Tip: Ditch the routine (Palace – market – sand dune bashing) if you are looking for something more adventurous. A visit to the haunted places of Rajasthan – Bhangarh Fort, Kuldhara village, Brijraj Bhavan etc. would be intriguing, to say the least.
The intricate designs of the Charminar, the charm of Golconda Fort, the aroma of Hyderabadi Biryani or the exquisiteness of Hyderabad pearls, your reasons to come to Hyderabad, the capital city of
Telangana state of India can be plenty. It is also the panorama of its past, along the cultural and historical tradition of 400 years fascinates every traveller visiting Hyderabad.
Also read: Exploring South India on two wheels
HolidayMe Tip: Check out ‘Sudha Cars Museum’, a wacky museum for handmade cars, while you are here!
Love it or hate it, you just can’t ignore the charm of the Indian Capital – New Delhi or ‘Dilli’. Chaos to some and pride to its residents, Delhi is that ingredient of a delicious dish that may leave a peculiar taste in your mouth but remains incomplete without it! If you can wade through a potpourri of things to see and places to eat, do find time to explore Old Delhi, which retains its essence in the truest form. Jama Masjid, Lal Qila (Red Fort), Chandani Chowk are few of the notable places of Old
HolidayMe Tip: Forget your calorie count while you are in the gastronomical heaven called Delhi. To come here and not sample the tasty North Indian cuisine is a sin!
Let the ‘tourists’ visit the much acclaimed, more famous places in Himachal Pradesh or Jammu & Kashmir. For a truly ‘out of ordinary’ experience, Uttarakhand is where a traveller like you should go!
If its fairy tale like ambience with lofty mountains, pristine rivers, quaint villages and unspoilt beauty doesn’t take your heart away – What will?
HolidayMe Tip: Visiting India in months of November to March? Auli, India’s ski-resort is something you can’t miss out on visiting.
Another North-eastern state that has given India Tourism a push in the right direction is Assam. One of the most vibrant of eight states of North East, Assam is synonymous with spectacular natural beauty, lush tea gardens, bountiful wildlife, and warm, beautiful people. Places like – Kaziranga National Park, Haflong Lake, Diphu, Umrangshu etc., are bound to cast a spell on you, forcing you to come back to it again and again!
HolidayMe Tip: Find peace, beauty and tranquillity at Majuli, the largest river island in the world.
– By Prachi Sharma via HolidayMe