Top 10 Destinations To Visit in India Z

Top 10 Destinations To Visit in India

The Republic of India is one of the destinations for those who want to visit a very special culture and want to try dishes with unique flavors. India is the owner of beautiful buildings where each one has its own story behind, many of which, the architecture used is incredible.

India is undoubtedly a country worth visiting and entering a fantastic world full of culture and tradition. Although many of its attractions revolve around religion, with its beautiful temples, it will also attract your attention for its palaces and forts, worthy of a story. Thant’s why in this post you will find the top 10 destinations to visit in India.

1. Taj Mahal
This impressive World Heritage Site is located in the city of Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. You can travel on a flight to Delhi and from there take a train in a trip of three to five hours or take a taxi in a trip of approximately three and a half hours. If you are going from Agra airport, the drive is about 15 minutes.

It is an obligatory stop on your vacation in India, not only for being one of the Seven Wonders of the World but for being a beautiful construction with Islamic or Persian architecture which was ordered to be built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal around 1600 after she died in her 14th childbirth.

2 . Kerala
This state is located on the western side of the country and is very popular for foreigners. Here you will find beautiful beaches and dense green jungles, home of some elephants.

As India is a secular country, means, is a country where different religions are practiced, so here you will find not just Hindu temples, but also Christian Churches and even mosques.

A must among the things to see and do in Kerala is sailing on a houseboat through the famous Backwaters, Kerala's waterways. Travel slowly, enjoy the green landscapes and coconut trees and see the day-to-day life of the local people.

3. Goa
The smallest state in India is, curiously, one of the most historic in the entire country.

This place has a mixture of the Indian with the Portuguese style due to the invasion in the 15th century so is very common to see Catholic churches. Here also, you will enjoy the beaches, jungles and appreciate the colonial architecture.

4. Varanasi
The name "Varanasi" originates from its location, between the Varuna and Assi rivers. Although the true protagonist here is the Ganges River, the sacred river in whose waters each Hindu aspires to be scattered in the form of ashes at the end of their earthly life, and thus finish the cycle of reincarnations and reach Nirvana.

Varanasi is the most sacred city (and one of the oldest) in all of India, where you can take a boat ride on the Ganges at sunrise or sunset and contemplate local life and watch the aarti, the ceremony that takes place on the banks of the river at evening.

5. Haridwar and Rishikesh
Haridwar, the gate of the gods, is another of the most religious cities in India. Haridwar is located in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India and the Ganges River flows through it. Normally, it is visited as the gateway to Rishikesh, but what does Haridwar have?

Haridwar is one of the places where the Kumbh Mela is celebrated every twelve years, one of the greatest pilgrimages in the world in which the faithful purify their sins.

On the other hand, Rishikesh is the world center of yoga, a place full of spirituality perfect for a few days of peace and meditation.

6. Mcleodganj (near Dharamshala)
This is the exile home of the Dalai Lama since 1959 since he escaped from Tibet. Mcleodganj (also known as McLeod Ganj) is a beautiful destination where it is appreciated by nature-lovers.

Many travelers stop by to learn about Tibetan culture as India provides asylum for the citizens of Tibet. This is a very quiet place but it also offers many outdoor activities such as hiking.

7. Manali
When you arrive in Manali you will see that the entire landscape will have changed. Now you will only see lush green forests, trees with giant trunks, and towering, snow-capped mountains. And it is that you will have reached the area of Himachal Pradesh, the Indian area of the Himalayas.

Manali offers many things to do such as visiting waterfalls, the forest, and many other things to do outdoors. You will find incredibly good food, and although the prices in the mountainous areas go up a bit, it is not to be alarmed, as it is 100% worth it.

8. Leh
The capital of Ladakh is called Leh, the largest city in the region and a trading post on the ancient silk road. It is located in northern India, in a valley in the Himalayas not far from 7000-meter peaks and some of the highest lakes in the world.

Ladakh's landscape changes gradually throughout the year, but if there is a main color that we cannot forget, it is the white of the snow and the mountains in winter.

Leh is popular for its trekking routes for practicing Buddhism, which is the predominant religion in the region.

9. Srinagar
Srinagar is located in Uttarakhand, in northern India, at the foothills of the Himalayas, close to the border with Pakistan. Due to some political conflicts, you will see the streets with a lot of military movements that are taking care of the citizens. However, it is completely open to tourism, only before coming here you should ask about the current situation of the area to visit.

Here you can see beautiful green gardens, temples, go trekking, take a boat ride on the river, etc.

10. Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City, is my favorite city in the Rajasthan state and another of the essential places to visit in India.

This city perched on top of a rock, and topped by an impressive fort, rises in the middle of the yellowish desert of the Thar, making it one of the most incredible sights in northern India.

Visiting India is an experience worth living. Just dare to leave any prejudice behind and go with an open mind and a willingness to be amazed by every place you have the opportunity to see on your sightseeing tour in India.