India is a land of diversities. It has the snow cold Himalayas as well as places where temperature touches 50 degrees is summer! The world’s highest rainfall region Cherrapunji is situated in India and at the same time she has the hot deserts of Rajasthan and Kutch, which hardly receives any rain! The same goes for its culture too. People of all religion live here and more importantly, live peacefully! Apart from it, there are different languages, which are spoken in various regions of India and every place in India has got something rich to add to its proud heritage. So, if one plans to visit India, it would be very hard to select just five places from a country which has hundreds and thousands of places worth seeing, but then if it’s all about numbers, then the best way will be to dive India in five regions and make suggestions accordingly. So, here we go:
Top 5 places to Visit in India
5. Munnar (Kerela, South India)
South part of India is very beautiful. Though hot, it’s lush green and has significant history associated with it as well. If one has to select a single place to visit in the southern part of India, then it has to be Munnar in Kerela. Munnar is amazingly green and peaceful. Nearby Kovalum beach should not be missed either. Tourists can reach Munnar via Kochi, which can be reached by train, air or even road. After reaching Kochi, you can hire a taxi which would take you to Munnar and other parts of Kerela. South Indian food has a unique taste and is delight to have, though you might get tired of coconut smell in everything you order, but still it’s delicious and good for a change!
4. Goa (West India)
Goa is the favorite tourist spot in the western part of India. Goa is known for its beaches and you can have a lot of fun there. Though off late, the state have had developed cleanness issues, because of the overloaded tourism, but still it’s one of the best places to visit. If you get time, then you can hire a cab and tour Mumbai, which is a hub of Indian movies production and is also a great place to shop. Goa and Mumbai are well-connected with all modes of transport and can be directly reached from almost anywhere. Don’t miss out the delicious see food in Goa!
3. Ujjain (M.P – Central India)
Spiritualism and good food is a deadly combination and if you can get both of them, then you couldn’t ask for more! If you are in India, then you have to visit a couple of temples to get her spiritual feel and central India would be a great place for that. Land and halt in Indore, enjoy its delicious yummy food, especially ‘Namkeen’ and then hire a cab for nearby spiritual places – Ujjain and Omkareshwar being the significant ones. Both these cities have Shiva Temples, which has got a lot of historical significance. If you are lucky, then you can even participate in the famous Kumbh Mela in Ujjain that is organized in even four years!
2. Darjeeling (West Bengal, East India)
East India is equally lush and green and is known for its team plantation. The rural feel of India can be found here. If you have to pick a sport, then land in Darjeeling, which is famous for its greenery and of course, Tea plantation! Almost every Indian have tea daily and once you visit the city, you will know why! East India is also the most peaceful places around and is a good break from the regular hectic of life.
1. Agra, Taj Mahal
You cannot afford Miss Taj Mahal if you come to India, can you? The ancient monument, which is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World is probably the most beautiful place in India. A symbol of love, Taj Mahal, is a delight to watch, especially at night. Agra is also famous for its sweets namely petha and gajak. Another reason to visit the best place last is that it is close to national capital New Delhi, from where you can fly back to your country with the sweet memories of Taj Mahal!
Tips to Travel India
If you are an Indian, you might probably know how to travel in India and would not require lots of tips. However, if you are a foreigner, then you should be a little more alert while traveling. Avoid drinking water from open source as it could be dirty and substandard. So carry a mineral water bottle with you whenever you are traveling. Apart from it, it would be necessary for you to bargain at many a times, especially while picking up street products as the hawkers would like to make the maximum profit from you, so don’t be shy from bargaining it out! The food can be spicy for your taste and so, it’s advised that every time you make an order, instruct the waiter to prepare a less spicy food for you. Apart from these basic tips, you don’t really need much help. Indian are friendly and will always be read to help you, be it on streets or in the plane! So, be assured that your trip will be a memorable one!
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