09 July 2011

Best places to visit in India

Have you visited the best places in India? Well you might have but the list never ends for places in India. India is known for its numerous cultures and each place you visit gives a different fragrance of our Incredible India. From heaps of sacred places, serene temples to spirited festivals, magnificent beaches, frosty & snow laid mountains, lantern-lit villages to superlative cities India leaves an impression on you and a never ending memory.

Although this might not be a holiday season for most of you, you can make list of these places and keep it in your planner to plan your trip in India. These are some of the best places that India has got something unique to offer to its travelers.

Kashmir - Heaven on Earth:

Set high in the North of India, also called the 'Peak of India', Kashmir is surrounded by the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. Kashmir's valley is made of fresh water streams, delicious apple orchards, mighty ice capped mountains and lush meadows. Among the silent valleys of Kashmir, there is much excitement awaiting those who are interested in adventure sports like river rafting, Trekking and Winter Sports. Be it adventure fanatics, spirituality or just holiday revelers, Kashmir is sure to satisfy everyone.

Ladakh- The Moon Land

Ladakh; called the "land of high passes" is a region of Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state of India. It lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh. It is one of the few remaining abodes of Buddhism in South Asia, including the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Once in Ladakh, make sure you visit the Leh Palace, Tso Mori Lake, and Nubra Valley as well the number of monasteries dotting Ladakh. The sheer beauty of this place, combined with its amazing culture and the breathtaking journey. To really experience the true essence of Ladakh, we recommend a road trip by car, bike, jeep or bus.

Rajasthan- The land of the Kings

One of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range, cradles the only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, famous for Dilwara Temples, a sacred pilgrimage for Jains. Eastern Rajasthan has the world famous Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, famous for its bird life and is a World Heritage Site and two famous national tiger reserves, Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve. Rajasthan was formed on 30 March 1949, when all erstwhile princely states ruled by Rajputs, known as Rajputana, merged into the Dominion of India. Music and culture aficionados will love the highly cultivated classical music and dance unique to Rajasthan.

Kerala- Gods own country

Kerala is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, Ayurvedic treatments and tropical greenery. Backwaters which are a chain of lagoons are an integral pa rt of Kerala's Tourism Scenario and provide a really relaxing experience. Must visit places along these backwaters include Kumarakom (bird sanctuary), Astamudi Lake (largest fresh water lake) and Kannur-Valiyaparambu (scenic beauty). Kerala is one of the ten 'Paradises found' declared by the National Geographic Traveler, for its varied geography and devastating greenery.

Goa

Goa India's smallest state by area. However that doesn't stop it from being the best places to visit in India attracting more than 2 million visitors annually. With its pretty beaches, awesome seaf ood, vivid nightlife, picturesque churches and water sports, it's not hard to figure out why. If you are looking for your dose of adrenaline, you can indulge in water sports like paragliding, windsurfing, jet skiing and lots more. If food and drink makes your day, try out some of the sumptuous seafood (our pick Goan fish curry!) and the famous Fenny (Goan Liquor) at your disposal.