If you wish to know about some of the most beautiful states in India along with some of the best places to visit there then this is the article for you.
“One Who has not Travelled Much, Has not experienced life in its True Essence” - Anonymous
Life is all about experiences at least I personally believe it and the best way to experience life is to travel. Life is meaningless if you are stuck in your boring armchair working all day long. The true spirit of life is in exploring, knowing about the different culture, experiencing a variety of foods, and making friends along the way. Also, the great part about all this is that we live in India where we have the fortune in a country like India. In this article, we have mentioned some of the Best and Most Tourism State in India as well as some of the most beautiful places to visit in India.
A lot of people overlook the potential beauty of this state. It has everything for you be it beaches or mountains. West Bengal is situated between the Bay of Bengal and Himalayan Region. It covers a whole belt of regions that will give you a very diversified experience. The capital of the state is Kolkata and was the capital of East India Company for trading during the British Raj. The state is just magnificent and shouldn’t be overlooked if you are still planning a trip somewhere.
Kolkata: It is the capital of the state and was the home to the beloved Mother Teresa. It has some really nice places to visit like Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineshwar Temple and Indian Museum.
Darjeeling: The most well-known hill station in the West Bengal so much so that a lot of people before going there don’t know its state. The place has some really great scenic beauty and a very chilly climate.
Siliguri: It is situated at the base of the great Himalayas. The city has some really Great Tea Gardens. You can visit some really great places like the Savin Kingdom, Salugara Monastery, and ISKON Temple. If you have a wish to sit in train ran by a steam engine, well, the Darjeeling Himalayan Temple offers you just that.
Kalimpong: Another city at the base of the Himalayan range, it is stacked a little higher than the Teesta river. It is among the places in India which saw colonisation by the Scottish people. You have an option of going to places like Phodong Monastery, Bara Mangwa Farmhouse, and Delo Park.
Jalpaiguri: Located at the bank of Teesta River it is another really great place to have a look in West Bengal. It is also an important trade center to the state. Places that you can visit in the city are Rajbari Park, Teesta Udyan Park, and Karala River.
Shantiniketan: The town of Visva-Bharati University which was expanded by Rabindranath Tagore. It is a small town and is mostly known for its notable history. You can visit many places like Chhatim Tala, Upasana Griha, and a couple more places.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railways: Often known as the Toy Train it covers a stretch of 88 Kms. The train runs on a 2 ft broad railway track and goes through six Zig Zags and five loops. It has been declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also, the engines that are used to pull the bogie attached to it is steam powered.
Tiger Hill: Another great destination located in Darjeeling. It is 11km away from the town of Darjeeling. If you want to have a once in a lifetime experience then it is the place to be. You can see the Mount Everest and the whole wide mountain ranges of Kanchenjunga from the spot.
Sundarbans National Park: Situated at the Ganges Delta the place is heavily populated with Mangrove forests. It is known for the Tiger reserve and the untamed wildlife that lives at the place. The National Park is mostly known for the scenic beauty and the diversity of Flora and Fauna it offers.
Ghum Monastery: It is another great place to witness the history and spiritualism related to Buddhist descent. Ghum Monastery is the popularised name of Yiga choeling.
Digha Beach: The place is crowded almost every time of the year. A beach is a nice place for you to catch some sun and water together. You can also experience a whole lot of seafood if you enjoy eating that.
Coronation Bridge: Also known as the Sevoke Bridge it is yet another great spot in Darjeeling. The bridge is laid across the Teesta River and gives you a heartfelt experience of watching the valley. Also, the locals from this place call it Baghpool.
The princely state of India. If you wish to explore the true royalty in India then Rajasthan is the place to be. It has got a long range of forts and a vivid history. It is the hottest state of the country and if you wish to have an experience of your life just go visit the magnificent Thar Desert. Also, you can experience a lot of wildlife. The state exhibits some of the driest habitable places as well as some great vegetation.
Jaisalmer: The city is situated at the heart of Thar Desert and is often known as the Golden City. The city was once a trading center of the princely state. It has many exquisite places to visit like Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, and Gadisar Lake.
Jaipur: Being the capital of the largest state in India, the city is among the most well-planned, you won’t find any dead ends. It is often called the pink city of India. The place has modernised well but has kept its essence to itself. It offers you some really nice historical monuments and places to visit like Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and a lot more.
Jodhpur: Another City in the Thar Desert situated at the northwestern region of the state. The city has some great Hotel palaces with many great locations to visit like Mehrangarh, Jaswant Thada, and Ghanta Ghar.
Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh has forts which are as old as the 7th century. Situated at the hilltop there are various temples and monuments to visit for you. You can visit Vijay Stambh, Meera Temple, Chittor Fort, and many other places to give a look.
Udaipur: Also, known as the “City of Lakes”, the place is the abode of palaces with great artificial lakes and historical work. The City was found by Maharaja Udai Singh II and the place has maintained its beauty till now. There are various places for you to visit like City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir etc.
Pushkar: A sacred site for Hindus which is visited by many people. It has a long list of 52 ghats where the pilgrims bathe. Pushkar has got a numerous list of the temple in which the Jagatpit Brahma Mandir is also included which was made in the 14th century.
Ranthambore National Park: One among the most famous place to witness the magnificent Tiger in its wilderness, the national park has a lot to offer if you like raw nature. Excursion is conducted from November to June on Jeeps and you witness a wide variety of insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Jaisalmer Fort: Situated in the Golden City of Jaisalmer. This place is the pride of the city. You can see the sky-high fort in front of you if you visit the place. It has a history as old as 800 years and almost one-fourth of its original population is still living inside the fort.
Bhangarh Fort: Although, the fort is in ruins the place is known for its folklore and the curse imposed on Bhangarh. It is a great place for people who are curious to know about the place and want to understand it by its truest essence.
Sheesh Mahal: Also known as the Amer Fort the place is often called the Hall of Mirrors. Located about 12 km from the Pink City of Rajasthan the fort is an exemplary example of Architecture and Magnificence. It has many courtyards that you can check out and plus the place hold a great history.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah: It is the Sufi Shrine of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. It is a famous place for people to visit. Also, the place has a lot of religious significance for the people.
The land of beaches, well Kerala is the name. It is often called the Venice of India as people are literally living in places surrounded by water. It is situated at the shoreline of the great Arabian Sea. The place exhibits palm-lined lakes, Canal, and downwater. It has its own culture and if you are from the north then it will be a great experience for you. The state has the highest literacy rate in India and if you don’t know the language then no worries as you will find loads of people that understand English. It has a tropical climate so no time during the year is bad for visiting it.
Thiruvananthapuram: It is the capital of the state of Kerala and has a unique culture because of its colonisation by the British. The City exhibits Temples, Museums, and great beaches. In case you visit the place then Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthira Malika, Kovalam Beach, Vellayani Lake etc.
Alleppey: Situated at the shore of the great Laccadive Sea, the place is surrounded by waters. Alleppey has a lot of Canals, Lagoons, and Backwaters. The point of attraction for the City would be Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake etc.
Munnar: Situated at the western ghats the town was once a resort to the British Raj. It is a hill station with great scenic beauty and hills for you to experience. It is the home to the Nilgiri Gahr which is an endangered species. It has a lot for you in terms of experiences.
Cochin: The port city since 1341, the place has seen various cultures in its history with Arab, Cantonese, European Merchants. The place still uses the Chinese Cantilever fishnet and is a place for a lot of marine life. It has great attractions like Fort Kochi, Paradesi Synagogue, Cherai beach etc.
Thekkady: It is a place where you get to visit the Periyar National Park which is also an important tourist destination in Kerala. The place is famous for its greenery and the variety of wildlife that you can find there. It is also known for the spices that can be naturally grown there. Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cinnamon, ginger, clove etc are some of them.
Athirappilly Fall: It is the largest waterfall in Kerala standing at an approximate height of 80 ft. The water that flows through is from the river Chalakudy which originates from the western ghats. If you wish to visit the place then Athirappilly fall timings are from 8 AM to 6 PM.
Eravikulam National Park: The first National Park from Kerala. The park has a lot of wild trees as well as flora and fauna. The total area of the National park is around 97 Km square. Eravikulam National Park also offers Jungle Safari and Trekking. In case if you are visiting the place then you can go for Kurinji trial. The price of the ticket for Indians is Rs.750.
Varkala Beach: Papanasham Beach or Varkala Beach is situated along the coast of the Arabian Sea and some part of the Indian Ocean. It is the only place where you can find a cliff adjacent to the Arabian Sea. You can find water spouts and spas by the side of the cliffs. Varkala Beach offers a wide variety of adventure and leisure activities like Parasailing, Boat Riding, Jetting, and Horse Riding. Varkala Beach Nightlife is also great where you can find places that you might feel like have only seen in the movie.
Anamudi: The highest peak in Kerala with an elevation of 2,695 meters. It is among famous picnic spots in Munnar. Anamudi is also famous for its trekking. The best time for visiting Anamudi is from November to May and in case if you are thinking about fees then the entry is free.
Alappuzha Beach: The Beach is a famous picnic spot and has an old lighthouse near the shoreline. Both the town and the beach is famous for its natural beauty, culture, and ethnicity. In case if you are visiting then Alappuzha Beach has various hotels and boathouses.
A lot of people may have heard about Rafting in Rishikesh, Well, Rishikesh is in Uttarakhand and was made famous by the Beatles in 1968. If you are a spiritual person then the place has some really nice sites and pilgrimages for you to visit. Also, Rishikesh is a major center for studying yoga. The state has a wide range of mountains and great scenic beauty. Most of the places in Uttarakhand are cold all throughout the year. Therefore, if you are looking for a nice place to literally chill then it is the place to be.
Rishikesh: The place known for its Rafting and other adventure sports is also a Hindu sacred site. You can witness a whole lot of different things like Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Parmarth Niketan etc. It is also the center for Yoga Practices.
Mussoorie: In case if you are visiting Rishikesh then Mussoorie can be your next destination to visit. It is a hill station and is the capital of the beautiful city Dehradun. You can experience the Garhwal Himalayan range.
Nainital: It is already a popular destination among people and truly deserves its stature. The town is situated at an elevation of 2000m. It has some great places to visit like Nainital Lake, Snow View, Tiffin Top etc.
Almora: A small district in the state of Uttarakhand is a nice and peaceful place and perfect for a getaway.
Auli: Recently Popularised, Auli is a great place to be if you are looking for a summer getaway destination. The place is covered with snow and is the only ski destination in Chamoli District in the Himalayan ranges that covers Uttarakhand.
Valley of Flowers National Park: It has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The place is located in the west of Rishikesh and is known for its wide variety of endemic alpine flowers and fauna. The valley is about 8 km long and 2 km wide and has an area of about 87.5 km square.
Kedarnath Temple: The famous Hindu temple is known for Lord Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage for Hindus and is visited by many tourists and is open only from April to November.
Chandrashila: It is the highest point of the holy place Tungnath. It is located at a height of 3700 meters above sea level. You can have a view of various mountain peaks like Himalayas, Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar, Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba peak. If you live in Delhi then the Delhi to Tungnath distance is 448 Kms.
Gangotri Glacier: It is situated in the Uttarkashi District which is bordering India to Tibet. This Glacier is the primary source of Ganga and it is among the largest in the Himalayas with a volume of 27 cubic Kilometers. The Gangotri Glacier also offers great trek which will take you through endless sceneries.
Trisul: The name signifies the weapon wielded by Lord Shiva, a trident. Trisul is a group of three mountains with the highest peak at the height of 7120 m. The highest mountain in the group is the Trisul I while the rest of them are named as Trisul II, and Trisul III.
Bhimtal Lake: The lake is situated in the town of Bhimtal. It is close to a masonry dam which was built in the year 1883. It is among the largest lake in that region and the place is often known as “lake district of India” because of it. The depth of Bhimtal Lake is 18 m.
Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism. If such a big celebrity is endorsing tourism for a state then it better be good. It is the place where the spiritual leader and our nation’s father was born Mahatma Gandhi. It is the westernmost state of the country with a diversity of terrain and various sacred sites. It is also the place where you can visit the Jama Masjid which was built in the 15th Century. Also, the prime minister of our country comes from Gujarat. The state has some great historical importance and should be in your to do list to visit at least once.
Junagarh: The city known for its huge mausoleum by the Indo-Islamic rulers that reigned there is a place of cultural as well as historical significance. With a vivid history, the place has some really nice places to visit like Mahabat Maqbara, Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, Girnar etc.
Kutch: The place is the homeland for the white plains in India. The city exhibits the Rann of Kutch that are made of Marsh Salty Flats. In case you visit the city then Bhuj, Rann of Kutch, Kalo Dungar etc. are places that you can visit.
Ahmedabad: It is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. You can also visit the western ghat and explore the Sabarmati Ashram. The city has other really great options for you like Kankaria Lake, Adalaj Stepwell, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque etc.
Vadodara: Vadodara is another place in Gujarat of historical importance. It was once under the kingship of Gaekwad Dynasty who ruled it until 1949. The city has got nice murals from the epic Mahabharat at Tambekar Wada. It has many other places for you to visit.
Statue of Unity: Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a whopping height of 182 metres. Located near the island situated at the Sardar Sarovar Dam, it is the pride of India. The statue was opened to a visit much recently on 31st October 2018. The statue of Unity was made with a cost of Rs.2989 crores.
Somnath Temple: The first of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Gujarat. It is the most important pilgrimage and famous among tourist in Gujarat. Somnath is not very expensive and has various hotels in the vicinity. The temple has been reconstructed after various attacks from Muslims and Portuguese descent.
Gir National Park: The most famous National Park and the wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat region. Located near Somnath it is a place famous for its rich flora and fauna. Although, the park is famous for its Asiatic Lions. In case if you are visiting Somnath then the Taxi fare to Gir National Park is fairly reasonable.
Sabarmati Ashram: Located in the suburbs of Ahmedabad it is a place which was among the many residences of the spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi. He lived there for a total of 12 years along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. The place was the center of the famous Dandi March. Talking about the Architecture of Sabarmati Ashram, it was built by Charles Correa.
Jama Mosque: Built during the reign of Ahmed Shah I in the year 1424 is a very important and holy pilgrimage for Muslim People. The Masjid is located in the Bhadra Fort area. Jama Masjid has some really great architecture. The courtyard of the mosque is made of white marble while the central domes are carved with the lotus flower.
Madhya Pradesh is also known as the “Heart of India” is situated at the center of it hence the nickname. If you are interested in knowing about the Hindu history then the state has some nice places that exhibit the essence of it. India is often known as the birthplace of Kamasutra but Madhya Pradesh has Khajuraho. The temples there have almost 800 sculptures that exhibit eroticism. Also, the state has some great food and great places to give a visit at least once.
Khajuraho: The place inscribes three different cultures Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The place is definitely heaven for an art lover as it has various sculptures and engravings that depict eroticism. The places that you can visit in Khajuraho are Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Varaha Temple, and many more.
Bhopal: The greenest city in the country is known for its vegetation and wildlife. The city can be divided mainly into two lakes, the lower lake and the upper lake. Although, if you wish to see some wildlife then the upper lake is the place to be. If you are looking to see some fossils, great paintings and architecture then the state museum offers you just that. It has some great places to visit like Taj-Ul-Masajid, Bhojtal, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya etc.
Indore: Indore is famous for a lot of things but it is mostly known for the 7-Story Rajwada Palace and the Lal Bagh Palace. It is the most heavily populous and the largest city of the state. The city has some really great food and the sarafa bazaar at night is just the place for you to shop.
Gwalior: The place is mostly known for the Gwalior and why not? It is magnificent. You can also visit various other Palaces and Temples. You can visit places like Gwalior Fort, Man Singh Palace, Teli Ka Mandir, Sahastra Bahu Temple.
Chanderi: A place of historical importance, Chanderi is a town situated in the Ashoknagar District. There are various places that you can visit like Badal Mahal, Kati Ghati, Jageshwari Mandir etc.
Pachmarhi: It is also known by its other name Satpura ki Rani and is a beautiful hill station that is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The place has many beautiful waterfalls. You can also visit a whole lot of wildlife like Leopards, and Indian Bison.
Kanha Tiger Reserve: Kanha Tiger Reserve or the Kanha National Park is famous for the Tigers, Jackals, and the Pigs that you can see here. The place has wide grasslands and great forest in the central state of India. If you are visiting the park then you can spot many animals at the Sondar Tank and the Babathenka Tank. It is the first place to get an official mascot for itself. The name of the Kanha National Park Mascot is Bhoorsingh the Barasingha.
Gwalior Fort: The fort has been in existence since the 10th century. It is also said that some of the inscriptions and the monuments that are inside the fort dates back to 6th century. The fort had seen many rulers during its life. It is the top point of attraction in Gwalior. Also, the second recorded inscription for “Zero” was found in this fort.
Marble Rock: The length of this narrow valley is 8 Km. You can see the white marble rocks on both sides and it is very popular among tourists. The place is a must visit if you wish to experience something really different.
Patalpani Waterfall: The waterfall is located at the Mhow Tehsil of Indore District with a height of almost 300 feet. It is a treat to watch during the rainy season as the river is on the high rise during the season.
Often called by its acronym J&K the state is situated in the northern part of India. It has a beauty that will fill your heart with its magnificence. You will be astounded to see the serene beauty the state offers. It has some nice places for nature lovers and some great pilgrimages for the spiritual. The border of the state lines with Pakistan which was once a part of India before independence. Also, the state border with two other very beautiful states Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
Srinagar: The summer capital of the state Jammu & Kashmir is a culturally sound destination with great food and great places to visit. The Valley of Kashmir lies on the Jhelum Lake. The city is known for its natural beauty, Gardens, Waterfront, and houseboats. If you are planning to visit the city then Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Chashme Shahi, Golden Temple, Shankaracharya Temple etc. are some of the places that you can visit.
Patnitop: Located in the Udhampur District in Jammu & Kashmir it is another really beautiful place to visit in J&K. It is located at the height of 2024 metres. The place just feels like heaven on earth and is really soothing for your senses if you are looking for a getaway. Nathatop, Patnitop, Sanasar Lake are some of the places that you can go during your visit.
Pahalgam: It is among a very popular destination as the yatra for Amarnath starts 16Km from the place. It is situated in the Anantnag District of Jammu & Kashmir. There are various beautiful places to visit in the area like Betaab Valley, Sheshnag Lake, Tulian Lake etc.
Leh: Leh is mostly known for its Buddhist culture and the exquisite scenic beauty that the place offers to its tourists. There are also various trekking sites where you can experience some thrill. If you are visiting Leh then you can go for the Magnetic Hill, Nubra Valley, Diskit Gompa, Tso Moriri Lake, Kargil etc.
Pangong Tso: Witness the crystal clear water of the Pangong Tso. If you have seen 3 idiots then this is the ending location of the movie. The length of it is 134 Km and offers some really great scenic beauty. The Pangong Lake in winter completely freezes because of the temperature. It is a great place to give a visit if you are anywhere near Leh.
Zanskar: A Tehsil of the Kargil district is a great place to visit in the J&K region. It was part of the kingdom of Guge which was in western Tibet. The Zanskar valley also offers a great trek and is a once in a lifetime place for a nature lover.
Nyak Tso: A lake in Ladakh region situated at a distance of about 30 km from the district Rudog. The lake is situated at an elevation of 4249 meters.
Ramban: Lying on the bank of river Chenab the place is a small district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Ramban town is located between Jammu and Srinagar. The temperature of the place changes with altitude and is a great place to visit if you are looking for some relaxation.
I know it is a Union Territory but the article won’t be complete without mentioning Andaman & Nicobar. Andaman & Nicobar are a group of islands which are situated at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. It is not a state but a union territory to India. Port Blair is the capital of this union territory. Most of the tribes had to be on the government after the Tsunami hit the shore although some of the indigenous people there are still living without human contact. The place has a wide variety of flora and fauna along with some great coral life to experience. You can also do a whole lot of adventure activities here.
Port Blair: If you are visiting Andaman & Nicobar then you will be reaching Port Blair. It is connected to other places either via sea or Air. The city has a vivid history, the land was once a place for many indigenous tribes but now is among a famous tourist spot in India. The places that you can visit in Port Blair are Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, Viper Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Munda Pahar Beach etc.
Havelock Island: It is the largest group of islands that is situated at the east of Andaman. The length of the island is 41 km and is situated towards the north of Port Blair. The island has a lot of birdlife with White-headed Mynas and Woodpeckers. Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach are some of the places to go in Havelock Beach.
Reminiscent of the Colonial Era: The place is known for the horrors on the prisoners that were once inflicted here during the colonial rule. It is also known as the Cellular Jail. The place is often associated with the freedom of struggle during the colonial Raj and is a definite recommendation. It served the purpose of confining the prisoners in a cell.
Radhanagar Beach: It is often counted among the most beautiful beaches in Asia. The turquoise blue color of the water of the sea and the white sand makes it a perfect place for a picnic destination. The most common leisure activities that you can do on the beach are Sunbathing, Swimming, and Basking.
Havelock Island: It is among the best places to visit in Port Blair. The place has many diving sites and beaches. The best beaches on the island are Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Radhanagar Beach etc. The place is famous for the coral reefs it offers. Also, the island is a haven for bird watchers.
Mount Harriet and Madhuban: If you wish to visit the true wilderness of Andaman then this is the place to be. It is the highest peak in Andaman and is named after Tyler Harriet. The flora and fauna it offers are simply unmatched. You can have a magnificent view of the Port Blair city.
Diglipur: The Largest town of the North Andaman Island located on the Southernmost side of Aerial Bay. The place is situated above 43 meters above sea level. Also, it is being crossed by the Kalpong river which is the only river in Andaman Island.
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