Whenever we read any piece of writing about our country, almost all of them start from a standard opening line, i.e., “India is a vast country.” Not that it is false by any means; on the contrary, it is right in many ways and many aspects. India is a vast country whether we talk about its population or its political and democratic aspect or geographical aspect. All Indians share this common luck, which is being born in a country that offers almost every landscape to explore and enjoy before heading to different countries. Be it deserts or rivers, mountains or beaches, high-end cities to rural getaway, India has it all.
So before exploring what the other countries of the world have to offer, let’s explore our little piece that contains everything. While some states as a whole are tourists’ delight, there are some states of which some parts are the main attraction.
Here Are Some Trips To Plan In India Before Heading Abroad
Before being known for its land disputes, the Union Territory of Ladakh is renowned for being the ultimate beauty it is. Ladakh offers you everything, from mystical mountains to the greenest wastelands and the bluest lakes. The largest city of Ladakh, i.e., Leh, contains several valleys such as the Nubra river valley and Indus valley. One can also find beautiful monasteries here. All in all, the days of your holidays may fall short but not the places to visit in this territory.
2. Himachal Pradesh
The state is already famous for harboring the beautiful city of Shimla, the most incredible hill station and tourist attraction in India, but it also has many such places. Cities like Manali and Kufri are also famous. One can also visit the Spiti Valley located in the state, which is a favorite trekking spot. For people interested in Indian mythology, Chintapurni and Jwala Devi temples are also great attractions here. From snowcapped mountains to beautiful waterfalls, one can enjoy to the fullest here.
3. Jammu And Kashmir
The disputed state is said to be the “Heaven on Earth,” and rightly so. If not for safety concerns, this place is ideal for witnessing nature at its best. Great attractions here include Dal lake and the tulip garden. Moreover, one can also visit the cities of Gulmarg and Sonmarg here.
The state is divided into two regions, namely, Garhwal and Kumaoni, and well both are equally beautiful. The places to visit here are innumerable, starting from famous cities like Nainital, Mussoorie, and Dehradun, to important pilgrimage places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Rishikesh. Apart from them, the state also houses the Jim Corbett national park. The location is full of hidden gems like Tehri and Pithoragarh, also known as “Little Kashmir.”
The North-Eastern states of India are stunning. Assam is famous for its tea gardens and wildlife. It contains many wildlife sanctuaries such as Kaziranga National park and Manas National park. Moreover, it also includes temples located at hilltops and magnificent silk markets.
Rajasthan is the most significant state of India in terms of area, but what can anyone do if the whole of it is a summation of extraordinary monuments. The main attraction is Jaipur city because of all the palaces such as Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, and forts like Amer and Nahargarh fort. The whole place is a witness of the Mughal Empire that ruled over India, and now that the forts have starred in movies, the popularity has increased for good.
Other than that, Rajasthan contains Jodhpur and Udaipur, which form the primary sites for destination weddings. Mount Abu is another place worth witnessing at least once. And the rest of it is a desert, for people who want to explore different landscapes.
This is another Union Territory worth visiting. Chandigarh is a beautiful and clean city with a management system worth praising. It was designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, and that reflects when you explore the city. The main attractions include Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex tourist center, and a few more. Moreover, not to forget the Mohali stadium where India won the 2011 W.C. Semifinals.
The country’s capital, a Union Territory, is an active region with a web of Metro connecting every part of it and the NCRs. People who like to explore would find Delhi fascinating for the presence of many things, including monuments like Lal Qila, India Gate, Jama Masjid, and many more, as well as political fascinations like The Embassies of different countries and the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Delhi is a summation of notable places offering different things to attract people.
The place where sits one of the Seven Wonders of the World cannot be excluded from the list of trips to plan in India. Besides The Taj Mahal, Agra has many other monuments worth visiting like Agra fort, Tomb of Akbar, and Mehtaab Bagh. This city in the state of U.P. serves as the best getaway for a short holiday on weekends.
This one is an underrated place. The capital city of Jharkhand state harbors many places worth visiting, such as the Patratu Valley, Jonha falls, Ranchi lake, Tagore hills, and Hudru Falls. Also, temples like Pahari Mandir and not to forget the temple where our very own Captain Cool worships, the Deori Mandir. Moreover, one can extend the visit to Jamshedpur’s neighboring city, also known as Tata, because of the presence of industry TISCO, this one is a peaceful and beautiful city, best for pocket-friendly relaxing holidays.
Situated in West Bengal, Darjeeling used to be the Summer resort for the British elites. Darjeeling as a city is wholly beautiful, consisting of tea gardens, mountains, and monasteries. Besides, just walking on a path covered around with greenery is the type of soothing therapy that you would need in this hectic life.
This is the place that everyone would recommend if you ask for ideas for trips to plan in India. It is mostly famous for its beaches, which provide Goa the perfect vacation mood. The city attracts the youth and is a great getaway, especially for students. It also consists of beautiful churches, and people love the little Portugal touch in the city left behind by the Portuguese.
This densely populated city, also known as the country’s Economic capital, is a major attraction for travelers. Places like Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah, Marine Drive, The Taj Hotel, and Siddhivinayak Temple serve as the best spots for people to explore. Moreover, being a prominent Bollywood hub, you can also spot celebrities and their houses and sets. Getaways like Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, and Alibaug serve the purpose of granting the needed peace.
14. Andaman and Nicobar
This Union Territory of India harbors 572 islands and is a paradise for beach lovers. From salt, sand, palm trees to everything a beach lover dreams of, it is readily available here. The main places include Andaman Islands, Port Blair, Nicobar Islands, and Neil Islands.
The southernmost city of India is the perfect destination to be close to nature and greenery. People can witness different sceneries here. The state of Tamil Nadu features many more places worth visiting, like the town of Rameswaram, Madurai, and most importantly, Ooty, which is already a well-known hill station.