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India, a country rich in biodiversity, history, heritage, culture and landscapes, will ignite your curiosity, as you travel across this beautiful destination.

With the Himalayas as it’s crown, the country has rivers like Ganges and Brahmaputra originating from it. India’s climate to much extent is influenced by the Himalayas, which prevent cold Central Asian winds from blowing in, keeping the Indian subcontinent warmer than most of the places at similar altitudes. Bounded by the Indian Ocean in the South, the Bay of Bengal in the Southeast and Arabian Sea in the Southwest; it comprises 43% of sandy beaches, 11% rocky shores and 46% mudrafts along its coastlines. Down South, India has two archipelagos- the Lakshadweep Islands on Indian Southwest in the Arabian Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Southeast, formed by a volcanic chain in the Andaman Sea.

A pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society, India has a population of 130 crores; also a fastest growing economy in the world. From extravagant palaces, magnificent mountain ranges, exotic beaches, divergent landscapes to diverse populations, India is a wonder in itself, which must be explored by travel enthusiasts and seekers in order to understand how such a diverse and vibrant country looks and functions.

We’ve listed a few places one must visit in India. Take a look!

1. Ladakh – Little Tibet

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Located in Northern parts of India, wrapped with Karakoram Range, Ladakh is one of the finest destinations to travel, especially during summers, for the variety of activities and adventures one gets to enjoy here.

Ladakh, popularly known as, “Little Tibet” is wedged between the snow-capped mountains with mystifying views of the Himalayas. With numerous frozen lakes (especially during the winters), opens up the place for ice adventure activities.

Best Time to Visit:

You can visit this place during summers, between April to mid-May to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. In the case of snow activities that you’re looking forward to, then you must visit in the months of September and October.

How to reach? 

By Air: 

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh connects to the major airports in India.

By Rail: 

The nearest railway station- Jammu Tawi, is located 700 km. from Ladakh. From there on, you can rent a cab or board a JKSRTC bus to Ladakh.

By Road: Leh Ladakh is one of the most sought after road trips on earth and is frequented by tourists from Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh. You’ll find people coming down from various parts of the country, through roadways, to experience the immense beauty of this place.

Tourist Attractions: Numbra Valley, Markha Valley, Khardung-la Pass, Pangong Tso Lake, Zanskar Valley, Spituk Gompa, Hemis National Park, Shanti Stupa, Royal Leh Palace, Diskit Monastery, Moonland.

2. Srinagar- The Gem of Kashmir

Boat-House

If there’s heaven on earth, it’s here!

Located on both sides of Jhelum River (a tributary of the Indus River), has nine old bridges that connect the two sides of the city. This Indian Summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir has quite a few lakes and swamps in and around the city. The lush pastures, tall mountains, oozing energy and dancing rivers amidst the Himalayas makes it a sight to behold. One can find the footprints from the Mughal Era, prevalent in the gardens and mosques here.

Best Time to Visit: 

During the period of April to October, Srinagar comes to blossom and showcases its real beauty.

How to reach? 

By Air: 

 To reach this magnificent place, Sheikh ul Alam Airport, Srinagar, which is an international airport, is the most convenient means to reach this Indian tourist destination. You’ll find regular flights from Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai.

By Rail:

To reach Srinagar, you’ll have to first arrive at Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railway station. You can either rent taxis or board a bus to reach Srinagar, from thereon.

By Road:

Unless and until you’re travelling from within the state of Jammu and Kashmir, road transports are not preferable.

Tourist Places: Chatpal, Aru Valley, Mughal Gardens, Betaab Valley, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Shankaracharya Temple, Jama Masjid, Dachigam National Park, Hazratbal Mosque, Char Chinar. 

Some of the popular lakes here are The Dal, The Anchar, the Nigeen, Gil Sar, Khushal Sar and Hokersar

3. Varanasi- The Spiritual Capital of India

Indian culture

A city in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, draws Hindu pilgrims from around the world, who bathe in River Ganges and perform funeral rites of the deceased. Along the winding streets of this town, there are about 2,000 temples  including the Kashi Vishwanath-The Golden Temple; dedicated to the Hindu God-Shiva.

The colossal temples and the ghats are amongst the pivotal places of interest. Some visit Varanasi for spiritual enlightenment, while some for salvation of their sins. All in all, it’s one of the holiest places in the world as per Hindu mythology, and thus, is of significant importance to the Hindus.

While here, you must experience the grandeur of the evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony, take bath in the River Ganges, take a morning boat ride across the river, explore the various Varanasi Temple, stroll around the Ghats and narrow lanes, thereby.

A city in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh draws Hindu pilgrims from around the world, who bathe in River Ganges and perform funeral rites of the deceased. Along the winding streets of this town, there are about 2,000 temples including the Kashi Vishwanath-The Golden Temple; dedicated to the Hindu God-Shiva.

The colossal temples and the ghats are amongst the pivotal places of interest. Some visit Varanasi for spiritual enlightenment, while some for the salvation of their sins. All in all, it’s one of the holiest places in the world as per Hindu mythology, and thus, is of significant importance to the Hindus.

While here, you must experience the grandeur of the evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony, take bath in the River Ganges, take a morning boat ride across the river, explore the various Varanasi Temple, stroll around the Ghats and narrow lanes, thereby.

Best Time to Visit:

During the winter months of November to February, this tourist place is best to visit. Although the temperatures are low, at times falling up to 5°C, making it quite cold.

How to reach?

By Air:

Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi can be reached from across the country.

By Rail:

Kashi Railway Station and Varanasi Junction are two major that connects this place to the parts of the country.

By Road: 

You’ll find various both, private and government buses, that run on a regular basis between Varanasi and other nearby areas. 

Tourist Attractions: Assi Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Durga Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat.

4. Manali – Snow-clad Mountains 

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Situated on the banks of Beas River, Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan town in Himachal Pradesh. Nested between the snow clad mountains of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar Ranges, it is one of the most popular hill stations of the country. Not just for its beauty, it is also popular for some of the adventure activities that it offers.

A gateway for skiing in the Solace Valley, for trekking in Parvati Valley, a jumping-off point for paragliding, mountaineering and rafting in the Pir Panjal mountains; is home to 4,000 mtrs. High Rohtang Pass. With nearly 25 lakh visitors every year, Rohtang Pass stands out to be one of the most popular spots in Manali, leading to Leh-Ladakh.

5. Shimla-The Queen of Hills 

Mountain-House

Shimla-the principal commercial, educational and cultural center or the state of Himachal Pradesh, was once the Summer Capital of the Britishers, who were stunned by its beauty. It is home to a number of buildings, styled in Tudorbethan and Neo-Gothic architecture, dating back to the Colonial Era. With pedestal friendly Mall-Road and beautiful churches, it still retains its old world charm.

Well connected with some of the major cities, it’s closest to reach from Chandigarh- a 4 hour drive (approximately). The terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railways, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, constructed in 1903. It is home to SOuth Asia’s largest National Ice Skating Rink. It hosts MTB Himalaya, a mountain biking race, since 2005. It is also an educational hub, with lots of colleges and research institutions.

Tourist Attraction: Viceregal Lodge, Jakhoo Temple, Christ Church, the Mall Road, Annadale and the Ridge.

6. Agra- The Taj Mahal 

Taj Mahal

An ivory-white marble mausoleum on the banks of the River Yamuna, in the city of Agra, stands one of the seven wonders of the world- Taj Mahal. To house the tomb of his favourite wife- Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It also houses the tomb of the Emperor himself, besides his beautiful and beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and attracts tourists for its enormous beauty; an excellent example of Indian Mughal architecture. The tomb is a centrepiece of a 42 acres complex, including a mosque, a guest house and is set in a formal garden, bounded by three sides. The construction project is estimated to have employed 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects, led by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, court architect to the emperor. 

It is a universally admired masterpiece, showcasing rich Indian art, of its time

7. Delhi- The Capital of India 

Red-Fort-Delhi

The Indian Capital-Delhi, is a bustling metropolitan city, being India’s political, educational, cultural and heritage centre; with a history of over 2,000 years of settlement. Invaded and conquered by some of the significant and powerful emperors of its time, it has witnessed political disorder for almost five centuries.

It is home to some of the best examples of modern and ancient architecture, exhibiting the country’s rich past and thriving present. It is a place where modern and ancient blend seamlessly together.

The Mughal Emperors controlled the area by residing here in Delhi, for over three centuries, until the Britishers arrived. The Britishers shifted their capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, which was continued by Indian counterparts, post Independence. It has accomplished a milestone by completing 100 years as a Capital.

Tourist Attractions: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Lal Mandir, Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Khan market and Dilli Haat.

 

Suggestion: Check out the best street food in Delhi

8. Kasol- The Israel of India 

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Situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of Parvati River,Kasol is the hamlet in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a Himalayan hotspot for backpackers, acting as a base for the treks to Kheerganga and Malana. Due to the high number of Israeli tourists visiting this place, it is also known as, “The Israel of India”.

The climatic conditions are pleasant round the year, except, December to February, when this beautiful Indian tourist destination receives a fair amount of snowfall.

Tourist Attractions: Tosh, Kheerganaga Trek, Malana, Manikarna Sahib Gurudwara, Pin Parvati Pass, Hot springs, Sar Pass trek, Israeli food, Naggar.

9. Spiti Valley 

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This mountainous cold deserted Indian destination, has geographic placement, that opens you to fascinating valley views, windswept landscapes, green patches and quiet villages. One can witness the heavy influence of Buddhism through lifestyle of the people residing here; testified by the piles of ‘mani’ stones, prayer flags that flutter in thin air and white washed chartens, that house buddhist relics.

Novelist Rudyard Kipling in his book, ‘Kim’ has described Spiti Valley as,’a world within a world’ and ‘a place where god lives’. These words hold meaning even today, that can be experienced on your visit to this charismatic place.

Tourist Attractions: Kaza, Key Monastery, Chandra Tal Lake, Hikkim Village, Lagza Village, Komic Village, Tabo Caves, Lhalung Monastery, Tabo Monastery, Kunzum Pass, Chicham Bridge, Gue.

10. McLeod Ganj

Mountains and valley

This mountainous cold deserted Indian destination, has geographic placement, that opens you to fascinating valley views, windswept landscapes, green patches and quiet villages. One can witness the heavy influence of Buddhism through lifestyle of the people residing here; testified by the piles of ‘mani’ stones, prayer flags that flutter in thin air and white washed chartens, that house buddhist relics.

Novelist Rudyard Kipling in his book, ‘Kim’ has described Spiti Valley as,’a world within a world’ and ‘a place where god lives’. These words hold meaning even today, that can be experienced on your visit to this charismatic place.

Tourist Attractions: Kaza, Key Monastery, Chandra Tal Lake, Hikkim Village, Lagza Village, Komic Village, Tabo Caves, Lhalung Monastery, Tabo Monastery, Kunzum Pass, Chicham Bridge, Gue,Triund Trek.

11. Udaipur-The city of Lakes

The-city-of-lake

The former capital of Mewar Kingdom, Udaipur is a city in the Western part of India, in the state of Rajasthan. Founded by the Maharana Uday Singh II in 1559, it sets around artificial lakes and is popular for extravagant palaces and lavish royal residences.

Surrounded by Aravalli Hills, that separates it from the Thar Desert, was dubbed,” most romantic spot on the continent of India” by James Tod (a British administrator).

This beautiful tourist spot in India is known for its sophisticated lake system, scenic locations, Rajputana-style architecture and rich culture. It justifies all the names and taglines ever offered to its charm, from,’Venice of the East’ to ‘Jewel of Mewar’.

Tourist Attractions: Lake Pichola, City Palace, Fatehsagar lake, Jagdish Temple, Jag Niwas, Ganghor Ghat, Jag Temple, Aris Vilas, Mohan Mandir, Udai Sagar, Chunda Palace, Swaroop Sagar.

12. Jaipur- The Pink City

The pink city

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also known as,’The Pink City’, for its pink tinged walls ; originally painted pink in 1876, by Maharaja Ram Singh, in hospitality of Prince of Wales, who was on a tour to India then. 

India’s first royal city-Jaipur, has hill-top forts and magnificent palaces. It is a perfect fusion of old and modern with its architecture, culture, tradition and history. This metropolitan city of Jaipur is enrapturing and a chaotic affair, with numerous tourist places like ancient monuments, scattered across the city.

Tourist Attractions: City Palace, Amber Fort and Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum (Central Museum), Birla temple, Johri Bazaar.

13. Rann of Kutch- The White Desert

White sand desert

Located in the Thar Desert, Rann of Kutch is a large area of salt marshes that span the border between India and Pakistan. It falls in the Western most state of India- Gujarat and further in the Kutch district. This unique region is one of the largest salt deserts in the world.

The region is divided into two distinct areas-The Great Rann and Little Rann, both exhibiting peculiar landscapes. The Great Rann provides a slightly more picturesque and idiosyncratic view, while the latter is a hub of wildlife and salt farming. The Lunar-like landscapes are a sight to behold and amazing, spanning the vast emptiness of the Rann.

Tourist Attractions: Kalo Dungar, Kutch Forest Park, White Desert of Kutch, Siyot Caves, Gola Dhoro, Nadeshwari Mataji Temple.

14. Meghalaya- The abode of clouds

Mountain of heaven

Meghalaya, a hilly state in northeastern India literally means,”the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. It is a paradise for nature lovers and one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India, with a lot of tourist inflow. 

The state is filled with numerous lakes, huge hills, vast valleys, dense forests, pitch dark caves and captivating waterfalls. WIth no dearth of tourist places one must visit, Meghalaya, that offers a variety in landscapes as well as the experience derived from it.

The locals here are inhabited by three tribes namely, Khasi, Garo and Prar. It caters to all sections of tourists, from trekkers to families to couples to adventure enthusiasts.

Tourist Attractions: Cherrapunjee, Barapani Lake, Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Seven Sisters Falls, Sweet Falls, Elephant Falls, David Trails, Krem Mawmluh, Living Root Bridge Trail, Krem Umshyrpi Caves Trail.

15. Sikkim

Monastery-gangtok

Bound by magnanimous Himalayas and sprinkled with tributaries of Teesta River, the city of Sikkim is an alluring treasure trove tourist destination. It shares its boundaries with Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.

With some of the dramatic landscapes forming a part of the Himalayas, it includes India’s highest and world’s third highest mountain- Kangchenjunga. The place is home to thousands of varied varieties of windflowers, alpine meadows, glaciers and steep paths that lead to beautiful Buddhist Monasteries.

Sikkin was its own mountain kingdom until 1975 with mural-filled traditional monasteries of Tibetian Buddhists, co-existing with Hindu shrines of Nepali community.

Tourist Attractions: Yuksom, Nathula Pass, Yumthang Valley Zuluk, Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, Teesta River, Pelling Singalila National Park, Phodong Monastery.

16. Ooty- The Queen of Nilgiris

Toy train

Popularly known as ‘Udhagamandalam’ amongst the locals, Ooty is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southern India. The thriving Nilgiri Mountain Railway takes you from Mettupalayam to Coonor, through some of the most stunning and breathtaking terrains. The tea plantations add to the beauty of these rocky mountains with waterfalls and streams flowing around every corner. The peculiar smell of Nilgiri Mountain Ranges, via the dangerous (but worth) hair-pin bends on the way to Ooty.

This Indian tourist destination Ooty, never fails to charm its visitors and offers a variety of activities and spectacular views to enjoy.

Tourist Attraction: Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Garden, Emerald Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Dolphin’s Nose, Kalhatti Falls, Ride on the toy train, Kamraj Sagar Dam.

17. Coorg- The Scotland of India

 

Tea-plantation

Kodagu, also known as,’Coorg’ in the Western Ghats of Southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, is closest to Bangalore. Coorg is alluring throughout the year due to its elegant and sheer natural beauty. Being one of the largest producers of coffee in India, you’ll find plantations that are open to tourists for visits, giving an insight of the coffee being processed once it reaches the factories.

Honnamanakere, which is located six kilometers away from Somwarpet town, is a holy place with many devotees paying their respects to the Goddess Honnamma. This spot has come to be a favourite amongst the trekking and hiking enthusiasts, as it lets you hike your way up and then relax at the lake, alongside pursuing some leisure activity like fishing.

Coorg offers a variety of adventure sports besides trekking, where you can choose to do rafting, Micro light flying, and paragliding. White river rafting can be done at Barapole river and Micro light flying at Ponnampet. Zip lining is available from Madikeri to Kushalnagar.

Tourist Attractions: Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Seat, Raja’s Tomb, Government Museum, View Point Park, Abbey Falls Madikeri, Gaddige Raja’s Tomb, Micro Light Flying, Paragliding, River Rafting, Zip Lining, Fishing.

18. Mysore

Mahal

Mysore (or Mysuru), was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is the opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty which is an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture and blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. It is home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market which is filled with silk, spices and sandalwood.

It was one of the three largest Princely States in the erstwhile British Empire of India. To this day, the Mysore Palace stands tall as one of the most spectacular palaces in India. 

Tourist Attractions: Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Somnathpura Temple, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore Zoo, Sukh Vana, Karanji Lake, Bonsai Gardens, St. Philomena’s Church.

19. Goa

Goa-Beach

Goa is a western state of India, with long coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is quite perceptible in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Apart from Portugal colonization, Goa is also known for its beautiful serene and scenic beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Palolem and Baga, to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

Holidaying in Goa sounds thrilling and captivating at the same time, as with the pristine beaches the state has a superfluity of varied activities and adventures to do, is sure to melt the heart of the travellers. Having a tranquil atmosphere with the essence of western culture in the traditional land of India, this unparalleled state of Goa has become one of the most preferred tourism destinations for travellers of all genres. 

Tourist Attractions: Baga beach, Arjuna Beach, attend the Goa Carnival, Calangute Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Chapora Beach, Colva Beach, Candolim Beach, Vagator Beach.

Suggested Read: Top Places To Visit In Goa Other Than Beaches – 2020

20.  Alleppey- The backwaters of Kerala

Kerala Backwaters

Best known for houseboat cruises, Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern state of Kerala. The houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala, a wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and Ayurvedic resorts.

Alleppey beach in the Arabian Sea, is a ravishing beach along the Malabar Coast, it’s main backwaters stretch north, east and south of Alleppey. On the other hand, Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest, reaches all the way north to Kochi. The modern houseboats are equipped with all the necessary comforts one needs like air conditioners, cozy living rooms, modern toilets, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling.

Tourist Attractions: RKK Memorial Museum, Alleppey Beach, Alleppey Lighthouse, Kidangamparambu Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Mullackal Temple.

21. Munnar

Tea-Plantation

Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats where three mountain streams merge – Nallathanni, Muthirapuzha and Kundala, at 1,600 m above sea level in India’s Kerala state. Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations it was established in the late 19th century and was a former resort for the British Raj elite. Sprawling tea plantations, winding lanes, picturesque towns and holiday facilities are perfect to make this a popular resort town. 

Amongst the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. 

Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is a hiking trail and has 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.

Tourist Attractions: Lockhart Tea Factory, Tea Museum, Old Train Station, CSI Christ Church, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Chinnakanal & Anayirangal, Pallivasal.

22. Kodaikanal- The Princess of Hill Stations

High peak mountain

Kodaikanal means ‘the gift of the forests’.

Situated in Tamil Nadu (Southernmost state of India), Kodaikanal, stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a beautiful climate, with mist-covered manicured cliffs and waterfalls that make a perfect getaway. 

Walk through the wooded forests, row in the lake, bath in one of the splashing waterfalls, go for horse riding and cycling around the lake or simply admire the views.

Tourist Attractions: Berijam Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Rocks, Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum, Dolphin’s Nose, Green Valley View Point (Sucide Point), Kodai Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Devil’s Kitchen, Thalaiyar Falls.

23. Pondicherry- The French Riviera of the East

Beach in pondicherry

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), one of the seven union territories, was once a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, chic boutiques and mustard-colored colonial villas . A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, amongst which is a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

Pondicherry has a lot to offer, topped with authentic French bakeries and cobble-stoned paths that are delightful for a bicycle ride or simply a stroll. The older ‘French’ part of town is quiet, clean streets, lined with numbered bougainvillea-draped colonial-style townhouses; contrary to which, newer Pondy is typically, South Indian.

Tourist Attractions: Aurobindo Ashram, Paradise Beach, Auroville, Seaside Promenade, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Promenade Beach, Serenity Beach, Arikamedu, Basilica-the sacred house of Jesus, Pondicherry LightHouse.

24.  Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman Beach

Turquoise blue waters, shimmering beaches and a bit of history; Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a paradise located 1,400 km. from the East Coast of India. It is a union territory, consisting of two groups of islands- Andaman and Nicobar. These 572 islands are further divided into five broad categories namely, Great Andamans, East Volcano Islands, Little Andaman, Ritchie’s Archipelago and Sentinel islands. 

Port Blair is the capital of this union territory and is amongst the biggest islands from the cluster. It houses the seafront Cellular jail of British times, famously called, ‘Kali Pani’ which literally means ‘Black waters’ and is now a memorial to independence activists.

Havelock Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s known for its beaches with coral reefs and dive sites.

Best Time to Visit: 

November to May are considered the best months to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in order to avoid rains, which affects the travellers looking to enjoy the most out of this place. Otherwise, the climate is usually pleasant.

How to reach?

By Air:

One of the easiest means to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands is through the flight. The airport of Port Blair (Capital) has good connectivity with Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. The flights take around 5 hours from Delhi and Mumbai, while flights from Chennai and Kolkata take around 2 hours to reach this tourist destination.

Tourist Attractions: Havelock Island, Ross Island, Radhanagar Beach, Cellular Jail and the light and sound show that takes place there, Scuba Diving in Andaman, Visit some of the Nicobar Islands and witness the tribes living there, Viper Island, Forest Museum, Samudrika Museum

25. Lakshadweep Islands

Minicoy tropical island

The word Lakshadweep literally means, ‘ one lakh islands’. However, this smallest union territory of India comprises 36 islands and is situated in the southern part of India, in the Arabian Sea. It is amongst few destinations still with little tourist penetration. Out of the group of 36 islands, 10 are inhabited and only 5 accessible by tourists. This is done deliberately, to preserve the pristine white sand beaches and it’s a natural habitat by restricting tourist invasion.

How to reach?

The Lakshadweep Islands are accessible from Kochi, Kerala. However, permits to visit this island destination is required to be obtained from Kochi itself for all tourists, even for Indians. Foreigners are restricted to Agatti, Kadmat and Bangaram Islands, even after necessary permissions are availed. Indians have access to all the islands (that are open to tourists).

By Air: The capital of Lakshadweep- Agatti, is well connected to the other major airports of India along with some International airports as well. However, the nearest and the most convenient being Kochi Airport has regular flights taking about an hour and a half, to this beautiful destination. For intra-state transfers, you’ve helicopter service available round the year, from Agatti to Kavaratti and to Baragam during the monsoons.

By Port: 

To reach Lakshadweep by sea route, it takes about 18-20 hours via passenger ships that start from Kochi, Kerala and boost luxury travelling experience.

Best Time to Visit: This popular honeymoon and family destination can be visited during September and May for best experiences of this scenic place. The peak season is considered from December to February. The temperatures here remain fluctuating between 20°C to 35°C, remaining pleasant majority of the times.

Tourist Attractions: Agatti Islands, Bangaram Islands, Karavatti Islands, Kadmat Islands, Minicoy Islands, Kelpeni Islands, Amindivi Islands, Andretti Islands.

You can partake activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, canoeing, water skiing, Kaya King and more.

Comments:

  • Rakesh

    April 25, 2020

    It’s very good blog to know that visiting time and how, it’s very good blog ..

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  • Subhrant Sukumar

    April 26, 2020

    Nice vlog
    U collected some beautiful place college it beautifully, described it in such a beautiful way and the pictures of every location posted by you are also amazing.
    Good work

    Thanks
    Subhrant Sukumar

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