India is the land of diversity. The country is home to over nine religions, and many of you may not know that more than 19,500 languages are spoken across India.
And if you are a real travel freak then, India must be already there in your bucket list.
Though each and every state and city of the nation is worth traveling, we here in this blog would tell you about the ones that you must not miss at any cost.
So tighten your seat belt for a virtual tour to incredible India.
Home to the famous Sikh shrine the Golden Temple, Amritsar is a popular tourist hub of Punjab. City Amritsar is full of many historical and religious sites that will leave you stunned for sure.
Things that you must do in Amritsar: well when it comes to Punjab may it be any city first that you need to do is try the food. Delicacies like Aloo Wala Kulcha, Gur da Kada, Lassi, Amritsari fish are a few of the must-try dishes.
Coming to the sight-seeing, one must visit Wagah Border, Gobindgarh Fort, Jallianwala Bagh and of course the world-famous Golden Temple.
Switzerland of India: Kashmir valley is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station. The city is surrounded by the snow-clad Himalayan peaks that make the town look like a picturesque scenery.
Things that you should do in Kashmir: Tour of Dal Lake while sailing on Shikara, trip to lush green gardens built by the Mughal emperors, visit fruit orchards, cable ride from Sonmarg to Gulmarg (Highest ropeway in the world). Finally, do not forget to treat your taste buds with local delicacies like Wazwan, Kava, Mutton Josh, Paneer Chaman, Nadroo Yakhni, etc.
Recently recognized as a union territory, the best part of this destination is that it is not crowded, the remote mountains let you connect with the inner self.
Things that you should do in Ladakh: You can take part in several fun and adventure activities in the scenic beauty of Ladakh like trek on the beautiful trails, sand dune safari on the bleak sites of Nubra Valley, etc.
Don’t forget to treat your taste buds with yum Paba, Chutagi, Skew, Thupka, Butter tea, and other native food of the place.
Heart of the nation, the bustling capital of the country is a must explore a destination in India, especially if you are fond of historical sites. Delhi has everything from sophisticated and exotic destinations like the kingdom of dreams, Hauz Khas village to the rustic shopping hubs like Chandini Chowk and Sarojini Nagar.
Things that you must do in Delhi: It is all on you which side of Delhi you wish to explore. For example, if you are fond of historical sites, then you can visit Red Fort, Qutab Minar, etc.
And for the food lovers, we recommend you try out local street food like you must at least have gone meal in the famous parantha wale Gali and one plate of Bathure Choley at Paharganj.
God’s own country: Kerala is one of the renowned tourist destinations. Located between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the place is stunningly close to nature and of course it a must-visit place to all those who want to spend some quality time in the lap of Mother Nature.
Things that you must do in Kerala: Explore the crystal clear backwaters, visit beaches surrounded by the coconut laden trees, and detoxify yourself inside out with rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage and aromatic food.
Staying in a treehouse is though optional, but we recommend you try it out at least for a night or two. The rustic vibes of this natural accommodation are something beyond that the words can express, so we advise you to give it a shot on your trip to Kerala.
Previously known as Banaras, Varanasi is one of the oldest civilized towns of India, precisely it is over 5000 years old. It is situated on the bank of the holiest river the Ganga. The vibe is so pious, you can hear enchants of Holy Scriptures by the shore of Ganges.
Things to do in Varanasi: The holy city, is also known by the name, “Moksha” because who takes a dip in the Ganga in the holy city of Varanasi is believed to attain Moksha afterlife. Do take a holy dip, attend the majestic Ganga Aarti in evenings on the “Dasaswamedha Ghat”, and bow your head at “Kashi Vishwanath Temple”.
Streets of the Varanasi are rather chaotically charming; the mess is around is the actual beauty that you will find nowhere else.
And while you are in the streets of Varanasi do not forget to treat you taste buds with “Banaras kichaat”, “kachori” etc.
Lastly but importantly do not forget to buy some BanarasiSaree made from the natural and soft fibers of the Banarsi silk.
Home to the Mughals epic structure the Taj Mahal, city Agra needs no introduction. If we see through the world heritage site map, then the city tops the list. Well, not just the symbol love Taj Mahal, Agra houses two gems that are Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri that you must check out.
Things that you must do in Agra: After you are done visiting the Taj Mahal and the other two famous historical sites, take a trip to the local market in the old city. The city serves delicious Mughalai foods, so do taste it.
The place of kings Rajasthan is the royal state of the country. It is full of beautiful cities like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, etc. Only after you visit Rajasthan, you will come to what kind of life Indians used to lead before the Britishers took over our “Sone Ki Chidhiya.”
Things to do in Rajasthan: Desert safari, visit historical sites like Hawa Mahal, etc. Also do not forget to taste the lip-smacking good food served in the state. The flavor-rich the cuisine will leave an unforgettable taste on your tongue.
The city of dreams Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay is the financial capital of the country. This city is full of glamour, and why not it is home more than half of the Bollywood.
Things to do in Mumbai: The metro city, is quite big and historically blessed, so there are many places that you should explore. One of the best ways to have a trip around the city is to board the double-decker bus and do “Mumbai Darshan” at a very nominal price.
For the food freaks, Mumbai is heaven. Every Pav- Vadapav, Maskapav, missal pav, Bhaji Pav is worth trying.
One of the unexplored breathtakingly beautiful destination of India and the sparkling gem of northeast India- Sikkim is your paradise if you wish to explore the calm, serene, less polluted and populated place.
Things to do in Sikkim: The city offers a number of fun and adventure activities like river rafting in the lake ‘Gurudongmar’ and ‘Cholamu’, Rock climbing, mountain treks, paragliding, etc.
And lastly do not forget to taste the local delicacies of Sikkim and shop the handicrafts like Thangka paintings, mural items, etc.