The top ten travel destinations in India
India in 2017, as a tourist destination, ranked among top 50 countries in the world. This position was reached after factoring in price competitiveness, good air transport, and the country's development state and stage of development. Their overall transport infrastructure is top notch with lots of cultural and natural resources. There are lots of incredibly beautiful places to visit in India where you can't afford to forget bringing your camera.
Magical or a country of geographical natural wonders is the best definition for India. It has quite a diverse and rich geographical topography. Snow peaked mountains, lakes, plateaus, expansive deserts, lush valleys, green meadows and beautiful sandy beaches and backwaters. That is a tip of the iceberg in regards to India's physical features.
This spectacular place is all about white sand beaches, refreshing sea breeze and that of palm trees as winds and Sparkling waters blow them. Goa is the smallest state along the western coast of Indi. It is characteristically is crowded with both local and foreign tourists mostly during the high season. It is famous for its nightlife, with a large number of pubs and lodges operating round the clock. The beaches have many beach shacks that offer tasty seafood, exotic delicacies, and great music. In Goa, we find the Dudhsagar waterfalls and numerous water sports on the beach. Waterskiing, windsurfing, banana rides and snorkeling are some of these games played along the famous beaches such as Candolim, Calangute, Baga and Arjuna beaches of North Goa and Arambol and Agonda, Mobor, Colva and Majorda beaches of North Goa.
Kerala is a South Indian state whose natives have a slogan that ''gods own country." It has an overwhelming overflow of natural beauty. Talk of exotic hill stations, beautiful sandy beaches, amazing backwaters, what can compare to that! The development they have had over the years on ecotourism has made it one of the fastest growing state and world's tourist destination. Through its enchanting beauty, Kerala is remarkably exotic and a beautiful state too. Alleppey town has quite an impressive network of backwaters. Apart from the geological phenomenon, the state offers yoga and spa centers to revelers. This world provides you unforgettable blissful memory.
Himachal Pradesh, a small state in Northern India overflows with natural beauty and aesthetic. It is a mountainous state and best for skiing and trekking. With breathtaking scenic mountain resorts, towns, Tibetan and Buddhist monasteries it's a place travelers must have as a destination of choice. Apart from great geographical features like plunging river valleys, limpid lakes, snow-capped mountain passes and snow peaks, there are other places such as Shimla and Manali, Kullu, Chamba and Khajjiar to mention but a few. In Manali and Solang Valley, fun activities like skiing, paragliding, rafting, and zorbing are widespread phenomena. Enjoy an adorable mountainous vibe throughout your entire trip to Himachal.
It is a famous tourist destination world over that is found in the northernmost state of India. This place oozes with majestic beauty. The various important tourist visiting sites are Jammu (known for pilgrimage tours to the temple of Vaishno Devi), Srinagar, Amarnath Shrine, Gulmarg(a famous skiing resort housing the world's highest and epic green golf course) and Pahalgam. Giving visitors a breathtaking view and out of the wildest dreams, experiences make Kashmir Valley a wonder by right.
Rajasthan is the largest state in India. It houses the Great Indian/ Thar Desert. Apart from the desert, tourists get auspicious treats in places such as Dilwara Temples, Indus Valley Civilisation in Kalibanga, Ranthambore National Tiger Reserve and Mount Abu. Rajasthan is also famous in regards for its magnificent temples, historical forts, palaces, and monuments. Apart from geographical sites, Rajasthan is vibrant with a cultural and architectural heritage that visitors get to experience.
This magnificent site is known as Devbhumi locally and located at the north Indian state in the Himalayan region. There is a considerable presence of Hindu shrines with the most famous ones named Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Gangotri. Uttarakhand is also famous for housing magnificent hill stations with the most visited ones being Kausani, Almora, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Mussoorie, Pithoragarhand Auli. Nanda Devi National Reserve and Valley of Flowers National Park are here. The two offer spectacular views to tourists of Nanda Devi snowcapped peak and meadows of various alpine flowers. These national parks are known to be UNESCO's World's Heritage Sites. From Uttarakhand, travelers get to enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayan peaks.
This incredible location is in the eastern region of India in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on an altitude of over 2,300 meters above sea level. Unique and breathtaking features of this area are Buddhist gompas and monasteries coupled with arid mountains. For adventurers, hikers and mountain-lovers this is a destination of choice. Several famous sites one is treated to include; Shanti Stupa, Nubra valley, Khardung-La Mountain Pass, surreal Pangong Lake, and the Magnetic Hill among many others. Make a date for a lifetime experience with Leh.
Northeastern India is made up of the states of Meghalaya, Sikkim, and Assam together with the northern parts of West Bengal. Remarkably hill stations and beautiful physical features which offer panoramic natural beauty are some of its vital, magical sensations. Darjeeling in West Bengal is the most visited tourist destination and referred to as the Queen of Hill Stations by tourists. It is known for its breathtaking morning sunrise views of the lofty Himalayan peaks. Sikkim state is home to the most scenic places like Pelling, Gangtok, Yumthang, and Lachung. These places offer an unrivaled view of snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. Meghalaya is a plateau hill riding itself for hosting deep, plunging waterfalls and lush green meadows. It also has extensive forests vegetations, caves, and waterfalls. Assam state has got wildlife sanctuaries and other great tourist hubs.
Lakshadweep is found along the southern coast of India. The name means a thousand islands. It is a home of around thirty-nine islands and islets. In it, travelers get a treat of submerged banks, coral reefs, atolls, lagoons and warm waters. Talking of a haven, this is one for lovers of nature and divers. The main islands are Agatti, Kavaratti, Amini, and Minicoy. Watersports have never been any better if it is not in Lakshadweep with superb activities like windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, waterskiing, and sport-fishing as part of the package.
The Andaman Islands
This tourist destination site is an archipelago found in Bengal Bay with about 325 islands. These islands are different in both sizes and shapes. The Andaman Islands hosts’ world's most pristine beaches. Activities like glass bottom boat ride and sea-walking are some of the unique experiences you will enjoy in Andaman. Some of the places of interest in these islands are Diglipur, Baratang, Neil Island, Ross Island, Havelock Island and Port Blaire. Beautiful corals, Scuba diving, speedboat rides, jet skiing, kinds of seafood and other water activities make the Andaman Islands a place where you want to visit.