The Most Intersting Destinations in India

India is a country of great variations. No matter what you think of when you think of India, it’s impossible to have an accurate image of the country until you’ve travelled to the country. If you’re going there soon, here are some of the most interesting places to visit.

Darjeeling

The green hills of Darjeeling are beautiful, and you won’t regret seeing them when you get there. It is the area of India that produces the most popular kind of tea in the world too. There are lots of very popular hill resorts, and the area is very popular among people who enjoy hiking in the natural environment. It’s home to the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga. It’s a challenge to climb it, but experienced climbers and hikers love a new challenge.

Darjeeling – Houses on the slope – Ben Beiske

Kashmir

The scenic beauty that you find when you arrive in Kashmir will take your breath away. It’s not what you will probably expect from a location in India either. It defies all expectations for people who have never been to the country before. It is in a weird location and became disputed territory after the end of colonial rule, meaning it remains separate from the rest of India. It’s in the north-west region. And the landscape is covered in snow for a good part of the year. You should visit it simply to get a new perspective on the country.

Shikaras on Dal Lake, Jammu & Kashmir source

Goa

Goa is completely different from the side of India that you see in Kashmir. It’s a location known for its great weather and stunning beaches. The tall, towering palm trees can even trick you into believing you’re in Los Angeles, rather than western India. The sands of the beaches are golden, making the area perfect for anyone who wants to kick back and relax. And because the region is next to the sea, the local cuisine is fantastic. The seafood is as good as any food you’ll eat in Asia.

Chapora River Banks, Goa, India source

Delhi

Delhi is the capital of the country, and thanks to the interesting attractions and landmarks, it’s an essential place to visit. It’s home to the India Gate, which is a landmark that was put in place to commemorate those who died in the Imperial Wars. And there’s a World Heritage Site at Rashtrapati Bhavan. That’s where the president of India resides. It’s a very lively city as well. To find out more about what there is to do there, read a good travel forum for India.

The India Gate, New Delhi by Larry Johnson

Jaipur and Udaipur

Jaipur and Udaipur are located in Rajasthan. And the reason why you should visit this part of India is because the cultural and historical attractions are so fascinating. Some of the ancient buildings and structures are like nothing else you’ll find anywhere in the entire world. For example, Hawa Mahal (also known as Palace of Winds) draws tourists from all over the world thanks to its unique design. Another place in the region you have to visit is The Lake Palace of Udaipur. It’s one of the most amazing palaces in the world.

Hawa Mahal (Jaipur) by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Have you visited any of these places?

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16 thoughts on “The Most Intersting Destinations in India

  1. Too short list 😉 , but then you started with “India is a country of great variations” , So readers will know you haven’t covered all variations .. 🙂 This topic perhaps cannot be summed up in one post with one perspective . And I love that your still have “India” hangover.. !

  2. Nah, not interesting enough 😀 But then I live here, so…
    Like Mdme. Stanley writes above, the South is better in so many ways, which includes Goa, of course, but it is also more commercial than the other places around here. The best yet? Andaman and Nicobar islands, nothing like that as a destination 🙂

      1. Well, it is at the end of the great barrier reef chain, so lots of corals, lots of marine life and even the islands are quite beautiful. I used to live there, but not sure how far they have ruined it now 😦 You will love it for sure. A little like the marine paradises you see off Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand (close to Thailand, in fact, one end of the archipelago)
        Sorry about the unsolicited comment though 🙂

      2. They are really beautiful you should definitely try though they are quite expensive. Yep, do you know ?? The only tribal people who doesn’t have contact to the outside world still lives there !!

  3. i love seeing you still posting about india! i was wondering though if you we’re ever planning on moving back? i’m sure you’ve answered this before or posted, so sorry if this is a repetitive question. i was also wondering the reason you left, maybe you could point me to the post where you explain? thanks!

    1. The short story is that we left to renew our visas and we ended up not going back based on finances, and surrenderance to God. We just went with the flow and ended up staying in the US. If you want details here they are: http://anewlifewandering.com/2013/09/28/we-are-in-portland-or/
      I did do a trip to India recently and you can read about some of it here: http://anewlifewandering.com/2015/10/21/a-real-peaceful-place-to-visit-in-rural-india/

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