If you want to live and experience the myriad facets of the society at one place, then there is nothing better than India. Surrounded by mesmerizing grandeur of the snow-capped Himalayas in the north and the magnificent seas in the south, the country makes sure that you whoop it up to the fullest.
From the holy cities of Varanasi and Haridwar to the forts of Rajasthan and the modern metropolises like Bengaluru, they all are sure to leave you awestruck. And how can I forget the Taj Mahal – the iconic site India is popularly known by! India is surely a land of paradox, where you will find slums sitting parallel to high-rise luxury edifices.
With so many jaw-dropping places to stop over in, it becomes very hellish for you to choose the best from the list. To sort out your confusion, we have farmed this list of 8 places that you must visit on your next trip to India.
Known as the “land of high passes,” Ladakh is the largest province of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Surrounded by beautiful high peaks, huge stretches of land and mesmerizing lakes with crystal clear water, the place will give you an indelible experience of your lifetime.
One of the most famous lakes of Ladakh is the Pangong Lake which is close to 134 km long. The interesting thing about the lake is that about 60% of it lies in China. Apart from a large number of lakes, there are various scenic beauties like the Royal Leh Palace, Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Shey Monastery, etc. Wherever you may go, the beauty is sure to mesmerize you.
No other place can be as good as Rishikesh, if you have that urge for adventure water sports. The city lets you get down into the holy waters of the river Ganges to feel the adventure of rafting. Not interested in water sports? Don’t worry; the city is a great site for camping too!
Besides providing various adventure sports, the city is better known for its spirituality and connections with the Hindu religion. As said above, the city sits on the banks of the sacred river – Ganga, which in itself a scenic beauty. To give you some tickles, let me tell you that The Beatles visited the city in 1968 for some meditation sessions. They also wrote about 30 songs while their stay in the city!
Many countries know India by this place. Yes, you guessed it right, I’m talking about the world famous Taj Mahal. There is no doubt that Agra is one of the most visited cities in India, just because of the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj.
The white marbled beauty is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which attracts the eyeballs of tourists from around the world. You want more? There are various other monuments besides the Taj, like Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and Sikandra Fort that are sure to attract you. Moreover, the sandstone Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in Agra have been adjudged as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.