India has so many various laid out terrains that somehow it becomes difficult to decide where to go. India offers such diversity and various options ranging from deserts, beaches, and hill stations all very beautiful. Each place has its own cultural beauty and some are such offbeat places that a vacation over there will have an ever-lasting effect on you. Here is a list of places you can go vacationing in India:
Shimla is a small hill town in Himachal, which offers colonial charisma. It is a very beautiful city with rich culture and offers a majestic view of Himalayas. If you are visiting Shimla, do visit Manali too; which is few hours ride from there. Make an excursion to Kufri, visit Chadwick waterfalls and don’t forget to take an evening walk along the Mall Road.
Kashmir is not known as “Paradise on Earth” for nothing. It is best visited in summer when a ride in Shikara is a delight, the lakes all cool and blue, melting snow and Shalimar Gardens in full bloom. Places like Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Srinagar are a must visit.
Kerala is also known as “God’s Own Country”. Kerala is a to-go place when all you want to do is relax in nature’s lap. A ride in a houseboat in backwaters is not to be missed. Also, get a massage from a local and it will relieve you from all that stress. Must visit places in Kerala are Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Wayanad and Alleppey will leave you awestruck.
Pondicherry will make you feel like you are in France. It is fully French-Colonized and is located 160 km away from Chennai. The very famous Aurobindo Ashram is located here and some of the attractive beaches like Promenade Beach, Serenity Beach and Paradise Beach are a must visit.
Mussoorie located in Uttarakhand is also known as the queen of hills. It is the best choice if you wish to go on a vacation to escape the city summer heat. Mussorie is easy to reach to via Delhi or Dehradun. A nearby place that you can visit is the very famous Kempty Falls. Other nearby places are Lal Tibba, Jwalaji Temple, and Gun Hill. Markets to visit in the town are Kulri Bazaar and Gandhi Chowk.
Mahabaleshwar, located in Maharashtra is at the height of 1372meters above the sea level. There are so many sightseeing points to visit in Mahabaleshwar; each one will offer a different breathtaking view than the other. For nature-lovers, this place is nothing less than heaven. There are many different activities one can do to rejuvenate like horse riding, trekking, boating and sunrise-sunset watching.
Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya. It is nothing less than a paradise and is a picturesque beauty with green valleys, gushing waterfalls, and pleasant climate. Major tourist attractions here are Umiam lake, Lady Hydari Park, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Museum, Police Bazaar, Beadon falls and much more.
Jodhpur located in Rajasthan is very famous for its rich culture and heritage. A visit to Mehrangarh Fort will leave you awestruck. Avoid visiting this place in summer months because it would be very hot then. Try out some local Rajasthani food like Dal-Batti and chaats, which would be lip smacking.