India, the world’s largest democracy, is one country that shows various contrasting shades in every aspect of life. From snake charmers to high tech engineers, there is an opulence of variations. Travelers who visit India are sure to return.
If western India has desert then the world’s rainiest place lies in the eastern part. There are so many places to visit in India that time will fall short, not the places. To know more about the destinations that are worth visiting you need to follow some India travel tips.
It is always a good idea to do some background reading before you travel in India, so that your experience becomes all the more interesting and memorable. There are no problems related to the accommodations in India.
You can find 4-star and 5-star hotels of international standard with exceptional services and food that can hardly be compared with any other cuisine in the world.
The palace hotels and deluxe hotels in India are a world apart and many of them have even been declared as the “foremost hotels of the world”.
If you are a medium budget traveler, then there are 3-star hotels and many 2-star, 1-star, tourist bungalows, traveler lodges, youth hostels, holiday homes are there for travelers with a small budget.
As a first time traveler if you can look beyond the pollution, dirt and poverty on India, you can surely find that this country has profound vibrations with years of austerities practiced and has a beautiful and unique experience to offer to those who come here.
When you go to Northern India, you can visit: Jammu Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh that are situated at the foot of the Himalayas. There are hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Kulu and Mussourie that are famous for their gardens, flowers, snows, lakes and scenic beauty. You can enjoy various snow games here along with river rafting, trekking and mountaineering.
New Delhi is another state worth visiting because it is not only the capital of India, but there are many modern and historic places to visit because this state has seen the rise and fall of many empires. Red Fort, Coronation Durbar Site, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar are some of the places of special interest for the tourists.
If you want to be in a tropical and beach heaven while your stay in India then visit Goa, which is an extremely popular spot for international as well as national tourists.
It has some of the cleanest and best beaches in India with some magnificent monuments that include churches. Some of the popular beaches are:
- Dona Paula,
- Covala beaches.
When you move from Western India to North West India you can visit Rajasthan, a city of royal forts, waves of sand dunes, invincible forts, magnificent palaces and royalty in every part of it. You cannot come across as many paradoxes of India assembled in any state, as you can in Rajasthan. Some of the popular places are, Hawa Mahal, Palace on Wheels, Jaisalmer Fort, Jal Mahal and Lake Palace and much more. Amritsar is another destination worth visiting. It is in North India and one of the major cities for Sikh religion. The Golden Temple in this state is their sacred shrine. The Himalayas are also located in North India and spans in states like Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttranchal and Arunachal Pradesh.
You are certainly going to like the beauty of the snow-capped mountains peaks of Kashmir that have made it earn the name Jannat or Heaven. Make sure to read and research a bit, before you start out. Plan your next vacation to India.