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Top 10 tourist places in India 2021

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1. Gangtok, Sikkim

Incredibly alluring, pleasantly boisterous, and wreathed in clouds – Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lying at the height of 1650 m above sea level, the town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is a base for adventure enthusiasts comprising trekkers and campers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. During the months of March to Mid-May, the blooming of wild Rhododendrons transform the surrounding regions into vast fields of colorful carpets.

2. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Bir-Billing is a Paragliding destination in the heart of the Himalayas near the famous tourist destination Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. This was the “First Paragliding World Cup of India.” This event happened in the month of October 2015.”
During the world cup 150 top-ranked paragliding pilots of all over the world participating along with 500 free-flying pilots. This was a great opportunity for many local paragliding pilots to show their skills to the world.

3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sparsely-populated beaches that give way to an ocean brimming with interesting marine life and coral gardens are just one of the reasons to visit the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Ghandi Park, Sippighat Farm and the century-old Cellular Jail (now a pilgrimage destination) provide glimpses into the past and present of these peaceful islands with a mysterious and multicultural past.

4. Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state of vibrant folk dance and music, gigantic forts and palaces, spicy food, colourful and large turbans, extensive golden sand desert, camels and rich handicraft. It is therefore, an incredible place to visit in India for enjoying unforgettable holidays. Sprawling in an area of 342239 sq km, Rajasthan is perfect for history buffs, culture aficionados, adventure lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, family vacations, honeymoon, and more.

5. Rishikesh

The celestial city of Rishikesh is a hermit’s hermitage, a sage’s abode and an adventure lover’s hub. This lively city is among the holiest places of Hindus. The tranquil and sometimes raging river of Ganges flows in eternity in this holy city, providing nourishment and life to many the earthly beings. After having a rendezvous with Rishikesh, the river Ganga leaves the Shivalik hills behind and flows into the plains of northern India.

6. Varanasi

Situated on the banks of the Ganges River is one of the oldest cities in the world, a sacred place for Hindus, filled with temples and holy sites.

For thousands of years, people have worshipped on the shores of the River Ganges at Varanasi. The ancient city is of great spiritual importance to Hindus because, according to legend, Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati stood here at the beginning of time. It is an exciting place of temples, shrines and rituals on the western banks of the river.

7. Goa

Lying on the western coast, Goa is India’s smallest state and unlike any other, known for its endless beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage-listed architecture. Spread across just 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan region. It is a far cry from the hippie haven or a beach getaway, and one of the only few destinations that are open 24×7. The laid-backness (susegad) of Goa attracts as many international tourists as it does Indians, or even more so.

The Goans are quite friendly towards tourists and celebrate many festivals throughout the year, the most famous being the New Year and Goa Carnival. While the seafood is excellent, Goa has one of the best nightlife in India with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes, and many clubs and discotheques. Thanks to lower alcohol prices in the state, Goa is also great for younger tourists with relatively tighter pockets.

For those of us perpetually confused between North Goa and South Goa, this might help – the state of Goa is divided into North Goa and South Goa. While North Goa is the nightlife hub where all the touristy beaches, flea markets, and beach shacks are located, South Goa is the land of luxurious resorts and laid-back beach vibes. 

Having been a Portuguese territory for almost 450 years, the Portuguese architecture is nowhere as prevalent as in Goa – visit one of the many whitewashed churches, crumbling forts, or spectacular churches. The yellow houses with purple doors, ochre-colored mansions, and oyster shell windows are what completes the kaleidoscope of Goan architecture.

Panjim, the capital city located in the center overlooks the calm Mandovi River where the famous floating casinos of Goa are docked. The center is well-connected with an international airport and roads and trains run from the North to the South part of Goa. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometers, Goa has stunning beaches. While Baga and Calangute are more popular among the Indian family crowd, Anjuna and Arambol draw a lot of foreign tourists. The beaches in South Goa are relatively lesser explored, but some of them like Agonda and Palolem are more beautiful. Read More

8. Kerala

Tranquil backwaters. Manicured tea estates. Enchanting forests. Beguiling mountains. Just some of the many images of Kerala tourism that conjures in our minds. A palette of emerald, turquoise, and chestnut – Kerala is nothing short of a Van Gogh masterpiece. The state is home to lovely cities, each with its own charm and special purpose. Ideal for a little romance, a little fun at the beach, heavenly trails, and solitude galore! Teeming with history, and a gripping back story, Kerala will creep its way into your mind as it did with your heart.

9. Darjeeling

Darjeeling conjures visions of snow peaks, the serenity of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour, a land of breathtaking beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas. Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. This heavenly retreat is bathed in hues of every shade. Flaming red rhododendrons, sparkling white magnolias, miles of undulating hillsides covered with emerald green tea bushes, the exotic forests of silver fir – all under the blanket of a brilliant azure sky dappled with specks of clouds, compellingly confounds Darjeeling as the QUEEN OF HILL STATIONS. The crest of Kanchenjunga shining in the first dawn light truly supports the title.

10. Mysore

Known as the city of palaces, Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka and is located at the base of the Chamundi hills. With its glittering royal heritage, its monuments and its buildings, it has become one of the most famous tourist destinations of south India.

The Mysore Palace has been listed as a world heritage site and is an excellent combination of Indo-Saracenic architecture. With spacious halls and brilliant paintings, the interiors of the palace are just as beautiful as the exterior when lit up on Sundays and festive occasions.

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