India is a diverse land where you will find everything: mysterious mountains, naturally beautiful plateaus, deserts and rivers. The diversity in India doesn’t end with its landscape, though; cuisine, language and religion are diverse as well. Every state, city and region has something beautiful and different to offer. As you decide where to go in India, here are seven places you will love. Rich in culture, tradition and heritage, these places will wow you.
If you love seeing fine palaces then Mysore, the southernmost city of India, is perfect for you. It has the magnificent and opulent Mysore palace. When you walk through the palace you will beautiful rosewood doors, countless wall-paintings and ivory-decorated ceilings.
Also, check out the Devaraja market here, which is famous for its chai (tea). In other stalls you can find sandalwood carved items, among other things.
This beautiful place in Kashmir is surrounded by mountains. Recently, it has been given the status of a union territory. The region of Ladakh is huge, but the population here is low. Most live a nomadic life.
The mesmerizing scenery is what attracts travelers most, but the city of Leh also appeals. Also, a road trip from Leh to Ladakh on bikes is a must to enjoy the beauty. In Leh, you can visit various beautiful Buddhist monasteries and temples. And don’t forget to make a photobook of your trips.
Situated in Punjab, this beautiful place has lots of greenery. The main attraction of Amritsar is the Golden Temple, which is famous worldwide. It was built 400 years ago, and it welcomes people from all religions.
The temple is golden and surrounded by a body of water known as Amrit Sarovar, where people bathe.
It has other Gurdwaras too. Other attractions of Amritsar are Wagah Border and Jallianwala Bagh.
Delhi is the capital of India, and it connects various cities. It is one of the oldest cities in India and has numerous attractions, like Red fort and Lal Kila, which is a must-visit. Also, there are other monuments and museums here worth visiting.
Moreover, Delhi is the perfect place to eat street food and shop. Sarojini Nagar here is quite famous for cheap yet good quality goods.
Also, if you love to shop international brands, Delhi is the place as all big brands are here.
Ajanta and Ellora caves
Ajanta and Ellora caves are situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. They are world-famous for their structures made using rocks. The distance between Ajanta and Ellora is two hours, but it is worth visiting these two places at once.
In Ellora, you will find 34 caves with rocky shrines that are 1500 years old and pay homage to three religions: Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
In Ajanta, you will find 29 caves that have various paintings and murals reflecting on Buddhism.
Situated in the northwest region of India, Rajasthan is a great tourist destination. Here you can see Thar desert in Jodhpur and famous monuments like Hawa Mahal or Amber Fort in Jaipur. Beautiful palaces are surrounded by the river in Jodhpur. Every city here is beautiful and has the best street cuisine. Jaipur especially is known for its food and shopping.
Kerala is a state in the southwestern region of India. Here you will find white sand beaches, palm trees and tropical beauties. You can enjoy the state’s magnificent scenery on boat trips. Another major attraction here is Thekkady, a tiger reserve where you can enjoy nature without crowds. When in Kerala, a visit to Kochi is a must.
I hope this has helped you decide where to go in India. So now which city are you going to visit first?