Places to visit in India

If you are from India you probably know some of the famous places where you can travel, but if you are not from India then I must tell you can not travel the whole of India in just one visit because India is so big and there are so many tourist places here. So I am going to mention some of the best places to visit in India which you have to travel once in a lifetime. These places are so beautiful so don’t forget to bring your cameras.

I have also answered some of the most asked questions which help you understand more about places to travel in India.

McLeod Ganj

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McLeod Ganj is an outlining district of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. There are many places where you can visit but most important is the eyes soothing beauty of this place and ear soothing sound of silence.

You can reach here by three means airplane, train, and bus, you can take flight from Delhi to Dharamshala. The nearest airport is Kangra airport. You can take railways also but the most common means of transport to reach here is a bus from Delhi. It’s almost 485km from Delhi and takes 10-11 hours of bus journey(adventurous) to reach here. Buses and flights are available every day from Delhi.

Best time to visit: September to June

Attractions: Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple, tea plantations of Kangra valley, and Triund trek.

Srinagar

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Srinagar is the summer capital of Indian union territory Jammu and Kashmir. It’s the largest city in India. Most of the Indians visit this place in Summers because in summers the climate is cool to pleasant. 

The simplest way to get here is an airplane. There are every day flights from Delhi to Srinagar(Sheikh ul Alam Airport). It is commonly known as Srinagar airport. The second way and the cheapest way is by bus, there is a direct bus from Delhi to Srinagar which takes almost 12hours

But this will give you more adventure than an airplane and will give you more knowledge and this is why traveling is important.

Best time to visit: April to October

Attractions: Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, Shankaracharya Hill, Pari mahal, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Ladakh

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This is one of those places to visit in India which you should visit if you are in India. It is also known as the bikers’ paradise because this is the dream of every biker to visit here once on their bikes. The tourism here increased after 3 idiots movie shoot here. You can also experience the riding experience from Delhi to Ladakh.

You can reach here by air, by rail, by road. You can take a flight from IGI Airport in Delhi to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. You can take a train to the Jammu Tawi Railway station and then you can hire a cab or take a bus from there. It is the nearest railway station from Ladakh and Ladakh is 700 km away from this railway station.

Best time to visit: April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October

Attractions: Nubra Valley, Zanskar, Leh Fort, Thiksey Monastery

Manali

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Manali is one of the most famous hill stations in India at a height of 2,050 m (6,398 ft) in the Himalayas. The climate of Manali is cold in winter and moderately cold in summer. Most of the people visit here in summers. 

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You can reach Manali by Bus, Airplane, Train, Bike. The nearest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) Airport. Every day the bus is available from Delhi to Manali. The distance between Delhi to Manali is about 570 km and takes about 14 hours to reach here.

Best time to visit: October to February

Attractions: Rohtang Pass, Old Manali, Mall Road, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Kullu, Jogini Falls

Agra

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Agra is the state of the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh. People from all over the world come here to witness the beauty of a wonder(Taj Mahal) of the world. Agra is also known for its sites and tombs. So this should be in your list of places to visit in India.

Agra is 200km away from Delhi. You can take a private taxi, Bus or Bike, Train and plane. It usually takes 3-4 hours to reach Agra by road. The best-recommended way to reach there is by taking a bus or car from Delhi.

Best time to visit: June to November

Attractions: Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of I’timād-Ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Guru ka Tal, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Chini Ka Rauza, Moti Masjid, Taj Mahal

Delhi

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Delhi is the capital of India. It is one of the most traveled places in India. There are many historical monuments in Delhi which you can see and the food of Delhi is more popular than its places. If you are planning to visit travel India I will recommend you should first come to Delhi and then start your journey because it’s the center and has the availability of almost all transports.

Delhi has IGI(Indira Gandhi International) airport which connects almost every city in this world and has a distance of one hour from Mumbai(Maharana Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport)

Best time to visit: April to November

Attractions: India Gate, Humayun Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Bangla Sahib, Connaught Place, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple.

Dalhousie

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Dalhousie is a hill station in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is a nice quiet place where you can go and spend your time and de-stress or relax in the arms of clouds and mountains. 

You can reach Dalhousie by road, by bus, by railways. The nearest airport is Pathankot which is 85km away from Dalhousie. Buses and private cabs are also available from Delhi and nearby cities, it is around 560km from Delhi.

Best time to visit: March to June

Attractions: Church, Ahla Water Tank, Chamba, Dainkund Walk, Ganji Pahari Walk, Jhajjar, Kalatop wildlife reserve.

Amritsar

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This should be on your list of best places to visit in India because of the world-famous Golden Temple(Gurudwara) and never forgettable food of Amritsar. It is one of the largest cities in India and considered as the spiritual and religious center of the Sikh religion.

You can reach here by rail, plane, and bus or car. The nearest airport is  Raja Sansi International Airport. There are many flights in a day from Delhi. The Distance from Delhi to Amritsar is about 449km and takes almost 8 hours from a bus or a car. You can take the train. The nearest railway station is Amritsar Junction Railway Station, but by bus or a private car, it is the best and recommended.

Best time to visit: November to February

Attractions: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Partition Museum

Spiti

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Spiti is located at an altitude of 12,500 ft above the sea level. The climate there is so extreme which makes this trip more adventurous. Spiti is a kind of desert where you will not see any trees or greenery there what you will witness is priceless ”the view”. You will see the mighty mountains standing on Indian boundaries and protecting us.

You can reach Spiti by plane, bike or car.  The nearest airport from Spiti is Bhuntar which is 245km from Spiti and a taxi from the airport. The distance between Delhi to Spiti valley is around 730 km. There are many places here to experience.

Best time to visit: May to October

Attractions: Tabo, Kaza, Kibber, Keylong, Chandra Taal, Key Monastery, Kunzum Pass, al Lake, Dhankar Monastery, Tabo Monastery

Meghalaya

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Meghalaya is on the northeast side of India, it is one of the northeastern states of India. It is famous for its heavy rainfall and forests. It is also named as Scotland of India. Meghalaya is a must-visit in India or once in a lifetime, you will feel more known to yourself after traveling here. This is the benefit of traveling here.

The best way to reach here is by plane, the nearest airport is Shillong airport. You can also come here by train the nearest railway station is Guwahati and there are no rail lines in Meghalaya, so the best thing is by airplane

Best time to visit: March to August

Attractions: Elephant Falls, Living Root Bridge, Wards Lake, Umiam Lake, Shillong Lake, Cherrapunji

Sikkim

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Sikkim is the home of ancient Buddhist monasteries. It is also the northeast state of India. Sikkim has so many beautiful and quiet monasteries, where you can listen to the sound of silence, you can meditate and feel energized.

You can reach here Sikkim by plane, by rail, and by road, if you are in Darjeeling or Gangtok otherwise it is very far from Delhi to travel on a bus or a car. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport in West Bengal 124km from Gangtok. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri is the nearest railway station which is 148 km away from Gangtok

Best time to visit: March to July and September to December

Attractions:  Yumthang Valley, Buddha Park of Ravangla, Kanchenjunga Falls, Lingdum Monastery, and Singshore Bridge, Phodong Monastery, & Teesta River in Gangtok, Nathu La, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Tsomgo Lake, Teesta River in Gangtok

Ziro

Quiet, peaceful, and astonishing is the thing that Ziro is synonymous with. In spite of the fact that this pleasant town is well known all over the world for its celebrated Ziro Festival, a large portion of the goal despite everything stays unexplored to an enormous degree. From the rice fields to the dim mountains, Ziro is, in reality, one of the must-visit Indian vacationer places.

You can visit here by plane. Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport to Ziro which is located at a distance of about 98 km. By railways-Naharlagun is the closest railroad station to Ziro which is situated away off of around 100 km.

Best time to visit: Anytime in a year

Attractions: Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kile Pakho, Tarin Fish Farm, Shiv Linga, Pine Grove, Meghna Cave Temple

Darjeeling

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Viewed as the most frequented vacationer goals in India, Darjeeling is a typical name in the places of the individuals who love chai more than all else. Eminent over the world for its assortments of tea, Darjeeling easily charms everybody with its invigorating greens and mitigating blues.

You can reach here by train, plane and by bus or car. The nearest international airport is Bagdogra which is 96km away from Darjeeling. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in Siliguri is the nearest station on the main inter-city line. Direct trains to NJP run from Delhi (approx. 27 hours) several times daily.

Best time to visit: February to March and September to December

Attractions: Botanical Garden, Himalayan Zoo, Batashiya Loop, Bhutia Busty Monastery, Old Ghoom Monastery, Dali Monastery.

Auli

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Spotted with the apple plantations, old oaks, and pine trees there is no lack of regular magnificence in Auli. The Skiing Capital of India, Auli is one of the most excellent spots to go in India regardless of whether you’re not into skiing. Simply head out for an excursion to the mesmeric Auli. Add some race to live, experience a 3.5km long connection auto ride to Joshimath regarding the zeniths of Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri.

You can reach here by plane, by bus, and by rail. The best way to visit here is by bus or road. For those traveling by air, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 17 km from Rishikesh, 273 km from Joshimath. The nearest railway station is Haridwar 299 km from Auli. You can take buses from Haridwar to Auli which is best option

Best time to visit: March to February

Attractions: Kuari Pass Trek, Vishnuprayag, Kalpeshwar, Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Gorson Bugyal, Pangarchulla Peak, and more.

Kedarnath 

 This is a place where trekking lovers must visit or snow mountain lovers. Kedarnath is famous for its temple and the tragedy which almost destroyed this temple but somehow some magic happened and that temple is safe and all the other things had been destroyed. The view from the temple which is almost 11000 ft above the sea level is so awesome and breadth taking.

The best way to reach here is that you can take a bus from Delhi to Haridwar and then Haridwar to Sonprayag to know more check out my full tour guide to Kedarnath. 

Best time to visit:  April to October

Attractions: Kedarnath Temple, Sonprayag, Gauri Kund, Snow Mountains, Waterfalls

Lansdowne

Lansdowne, the interesting slope of Uttarakhand is step by step turning into a famous vacation spot, particularly due to its old-world appeal and rich green mountainscape improved with deodar and pine forests. Going back to 1895, St. Mary Church despite everything displays that old-world appeal in its every corner and is viewed as probably the best spot to visit in Lansdowne.

You can reach here by rail, by road, by rail.  The nearest airport is Jolly Grant which is 150 km away from Lansdowne. You can take a bus from Kashmiri Gate(Delhi) to Kotdwar. The nearest railway station from Lansdowne is Kotdwar which is 50km away from Lansdowne.

Best time to visit:  April to July

Attractions: Tip N Top, Bhulla Lake, Darwan Singh Museum, War Memorial, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Goa

Undoubtedly, Goa must be among the first few dream places to visit in India in your twenties. With its radiant excellence of the seashores, late-night parties and the tropical vibrations make this detect a champion among the most loved goal of all. Regardless of whether you are getting ready for some exciting exercises or some sentimental excursions with your dearest Goa is the one spot that strikes in your brain. It is getting mainstream among outsiders too. At the point when you consider Goa, you consider sandy seashores, astonishing gatherings, excellent little towns, delectable nourishment, and mystical occasion understanding.

You can reach here by air, by road, by train. The Dabolim Airport is the only airport in Goa in Vasco da Gama. There are bus routes from Pune and Mumbai. The destination station is Madgoan in South Goa. If you want to experience a winsome adventure then prefer going Goa via Train. You can take trains from Delhi or Mumbai.

Best time to visit: October to February

Attractions: Agonda, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Arambol Beach, Chapora, Colva Beach, Palolem Beach, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Kerala

Kerala is known as God’s own country. It is the Southern State of India and one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. It is also known as the paradise of waving palms and wide, sandy beaches.

The best way to reach here is by air, Kerala has three main airports: Calicut International airport, Cochin International airport, Trivandrum International airport. These airports connect Kerala to various cities across the world.

Best time to visit: November to January and June to August

Attractions: TheBlue Mountains of the Western Ghats, Cheraman Perumal Mosque, Hill Palace, Akkulam Tourist Village, Thenmala Eco-Tourist Village, Palaces at Sree Padmanabhapuram,  Alappuzha Beach, Cherai Beach, Kollam Beach

Mumbai

Mumbai, the city that never sleeps or the city of dreams whatever you say. Mumbai is the city where our Bollywood lives. It is the capital of Maharashtra and must be a place to visit in India. The city that lets you carry on with a joyful life and the one that never does. Mumbai is about its kin, the soul of getting a charge out of the dance club and obviously Bollywood. The ‘City of dreams’ is a serious occasion goal. Mumbai has consistently been the fantasy city for all and keeping in mind that you are here you would prefer not to pass up on the opportunity of investigating every single corner of the city.

You can reach here by air, by road, by rail. The airport in Mumbai is Chhatrapati Shivaji international airport which connects almost every corner of the world. Trains arrive in Mumbai from all over India. The key stations are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). You can also take a private bus or car to reach here

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah, Rajabai Clock Tower, Kamala Nehru Park, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Nehru Planetarium, Worli Fort, and Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves & island, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel World, Kanheri Caves, 

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Ooty

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Much renowned as Udhagamandalam among local people, Ooty is one of the most famous and frequented occasion goals in India. Settled in the midst of the greenery and furthermore known as the Queen of Nilgiris, Ooty is probably the best spot to go during the summers. The cool wind and the foggy climate is the ideal setting for you. The Blue Mountains have consistently been covered in supernatural quality, and Ooty is no special case to that.

You can best reach here by air or train. The nearest airport from Ooty is Coimbatore airport which is around 3.5 hours ride from Ooty. The nearest airport from Ooty is Mettupalayam which is around 50 km away from Ooty.

Best time to visit: April to July

Attractions: Annamalai Temple, Dolphin’s Nose, Boating at Pykara, Thread Garden, Kalhatti Falls, Emerald Lake, and Kamaraj Sagar Dam, The tea factory.

Bengaluru

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Bengaluru is also known as Bangalore and this is the silicon valley of India. It is one of the safest places to visit in India. Bengaluru is the third biggest and one of the most bearable urban areas in India. Known for its stunning climate and superb structures encompassed by lavish green parks. The city has current shopping centers, extravagant bistros and eateries and furthermore Botanical nurseries which are impeccable to go for a walk.

You can reach here by air, by train, by road. The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport which connects 10 domestic and 21 international airlines. There are 2 rail terminals in Bangalore – Bangalore City and Yeshwantpur Junction. You can also take a private taxi to reach here.

Best time to visit: October to March

Attractions: Bengaluru Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bangalore Fort, Seshadri Iyer Memorial, Art of Living Temple, Bull Temple,  ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

Jaipur

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Jaipur is known as the pink city and it is the capital of Rajasthan. This should be one of your list of places to visit in India. This spot is known for its rich culture and legacy which is shaped for a long time. Regardless of whether you are out for an invigorating trip or for some experience, Jaipur is a conclusive city for you. Jaipur city goes under the Golden Triangle and puts one of the famous places to visit in India. The minute you set foot in Jaipur, you will feel like everything has come straight out of the pages of some epic novel.

You can reach here by air, by road, by train. Jaipur has an airport named Jaipur airport and connects every airport in India. Jaipur Junction is the destination station if you are going via train. You can also take a bus or a private taxi to reach here from Delhi. Jaipur is 281km from Delhi and takes almost 5.5 hours to reach here.

Best time to visit: October to April


Attractions: Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Akshardham Temple, 

FAQs

Where can I relax in India?

Goa.
Gokarna
Varkala
Almora
Gangtok

Which is the cleanest city in India?

Indore is the cleanest city in India

What is the most visited place in India?

Taj Mahal
India Gate
Goa
Kanyakumari

Which is the best city to visit in India?

Bengaluru

Which is the most beautiful place in India?

Taj Mahal

What is the No. 1 tourist place in India?

Delhi and Agra

What is India best known for?

Different Culture, Food, Religion, and language

Which is the most peaceful place in India?

Nubra Valley(Ladakh)

Which is the coldest place in India?

Dras and Kargil

Which is the happiest city in India?

Chandigarh and Delhi

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