8 MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

India is a country which is geographically rich and diverse, with lush valleys, snow peaks, mountains, lakes, green meadows, plateaus, large deserts and beautiful beachges and backwaters. It is a country with many natural wonders and magical places. Here is a list of the most beautiful places in India that travellers should consider visiting.

1.Leh-Ladakh

glacier snow road landscape
cold glacier iceberg snow

Located in the eastern region of the most picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh is a wonder at an altitude of about 2,300 to 5,000 metres above sea level. This area is notably beautiful with arid mountains and picture-perfect Buddhist gompas and monasteries. It is a favoured destination, especially among adventures and mountain-lovers. The rough climatic conditions and inhospitable terrain only add to the charm of this place. The peacefully Shanti Stupa, surreal Pangong Lake, highest cold-desert called Nubra Valley.

India is a country which is geographically rich and diverse, with lush valleys, snow peaks, mountains, lakes, green meadows, plateaus, large deserts and beautiful beachges and backwaters. It is a country with many natural wonders and magical places. Here is a list of the most beautiful places in India that travellers should consider visiting.

2. Himachal

view of foggy mountain range
buildings on hill

Himachal Pradesh is a small state in Northern India with and overflow of natural beauty. This mountain state is best for trekking and skiing. It has scenic mountain towns, resorts and Tibetan and Buddhist monasteries.There are many places to visit in this small state like Shimla and Manali, Kullu, Chamba and Khajjiar, Solang Valley, Palampur, and the Dharamsala and Dalhousie regions. The less-visited Lahaul and Spiti districts are famous among adventure seekers. Many activites like rafting , paragliding, skiing and zorbing are popular in Manali yand solang Valley. An excursion to Rohtang Snow Point from Manali is breathtaking.

3. Kashmir

green pine trees on green grass field
man in black jacket walking on snow

Kashmir Valley is known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and rightly so. It is the northernmost state of India and is famous worldwide for its majestic beauty. The valley of Kashmir has many important tourist hubs namely Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Jammu. Jammu is famous for the pilgrimage tour to the temple of Vaishno Devi and is not only spiritually valuable but also famed for its natural splendour. Amarnath is another shrine which is a famous pilgrimage location among Indians, offering breathtaking views of Mt. Kailash and other Himalayan snow peaks along the trek route. Gulmarg in Kashmir Valley is one of the most popular ski resort destinations in India and houses the world’s highest green golf course. Kashmir Valley is located between the Karakoram in the north and the Pir Panjal Range in the south and west, Zanskar Range located in the east. A boat ride in the blue waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar and viewing the picture-perfect Pahalgam and Sonmarg are out-of-the-world experiences.

4. Uttarakhand

cold landscape water weather
green mountains under white clouds

Uttarakhand, locally known as Devbhumi, owing to the presence of a large number of Hindu shrins, is a small north indian state in the Himalayan region. The four very famous and beautiful shrines in uttarakhand are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. Apart from shrines, the state is famous for its magnificent hill stations. The most visited hill stations in the state are Almora, Kausani, Mukteshwar,Mussoorie,Nainital. Uttarakand is also home to the Nanda Devi National Reserve, which offers views of the snowcapped peak of Nanda Devi, and the valley of Flowers National Park, famed for its meadows of various alpine flowers. Both these national parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are a number of trekking trails in this small state of uttarakhand. Auli, a small village, is an important skiing destination in Uttarakhand. It also offers a panoramic view of the lofty himalayan peaks. Nainital is a small hill station famous for the Naini Lake . Dehradun, the capital city of the state, is also a beautiful town in itself . Mussoorie, 34 kms away from Dehradun,is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’ for its scenic beauty.

5. Northeastern India

foggy mountain above a campsite
a flock of birds in flight the mountain with a winding road

Northeastern india includes the states of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Assam, along with the northern parts of West Bengal. These states are home to a number of beautiful hill stations and wonderful natural beauty. Darjeeling is the most frequented tourist destination in West Bengal and is commonly called the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ for its breathtaking sunrise views over the lofty Himalayan peaks of Kanchenjunga and Everest, among many others. Meghalaya is a plateau hill with lush green meadows and deep , plunging waterfalls. Cherapunjee, located at close proximity to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is another stunning place with caves, forests and waterfalls.

6. Kerala

Kerala’s slogan of ”god’s own country” is hard to deny, given the overflow of natural beauty in this South Indian state. The exotic hill stations, amazing backwaters and beautiful beaches make this state a tourist heaven. Ecotourism development and the general beauty of the place has made the state into one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Kerala is exotic and enchanting in its beauty. The spice and tea covered slopes of western ghats make Munnar a aplendid hill town. The famous beaches in the state are Kovalam and Varkala beaches. An overnight stay in a lazy houseboat in the brackish waters of Alleppey is a must when you are in kerala.The state also offers many yoga and spa centres.

7. Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep, meaning ”a thousand islands” in Sanskrit, in an archipelago of twelve atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks, with a total of about thirty-nine islands and islets, located off the southern coast of India. The beauty of this group of islands is that it is completely isolated. The prostine archipelago lagoons, the warm waters and the unspoilt beauty of the coral reefs are a haven for divers and nature-lovers alike. Bangaram and Kadmat Islands are fast becoming places of attractions in these isolated group of islands.

8. Goa

seaside

Goa is famous for its awesome nightlife, with a number of discotheques and pubs operating all year round. The beaches are full of beach shacks with great music and mouth-watering seafood and exotic delicacies. Goa is also famous for its world heritage architecture and the amazing old churches. The Dudhsagar waterfalls are yet another attraction of Goa. Goa is biodiversity hotspot, due to its locations on the Western Ghats range. It offers water sports such as windsurfing, snorkelling,waterskiing and banana rides.

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