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Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh; has large number of historical monuments and places with religious significance. The state is home of India’s most visited sites,holiest city of India and birthplace of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. Some of the important tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh include Ganges river,Ram Janmabhoomi,Kumbh Mela, Triveni Sangam and Dudhwa National Park,Mirzapur Division, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gonda, Rehar and Jaunpur.

                      1,Ayodhya

is the birthplace of Lord Rama hence known as Ram Janmabhoomi and one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites called Saptapuri. Ayodhya is an important city of Ancient India, situated on the bank of Sarayu river.

                        2,Mathura

is also one of the Sapta Puri and birthplace of Lord Krishna. The Krishna Janmabhoomi is famous for many places of historic religious importance and temple such as Keshav Dev Temple, Birla Mandir and Banke Bihari Temple.

                         3,Vrindavan

in Mathura district is a holy city for Hinduism along with Govardhan and Gokul. Mathura Vrindavan are famous for Lord Krishna temple such as Prem Mandir,Govind Dev Ji Temple, Sri Radha Raman Mandir, Banke Bihari Temple,Sri Krishna Balarama Temple, Meera Bai Temple,Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple and Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is the most expensively built temples in India and world’s tallest temple. The temple is under construction at Vrindavan, spread over a sprawling 26 acres. 4, Agra  Agra on the banks of river Yamuna is part of the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc tourist circuit and home to one of the New7Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. Agra is a major tourist destination along with Delhi and Jaipur Golden Triangle tourist circuit and famous for Agra red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. 5,Fatehpur Sikri  Fatehpur Sikri in Agra district is best preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India. Some of the important buildings and tourist attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are Buland Darwaza,Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisht and Panch Mahal.

                           4,Chitrakoot

is known for a number of ancient temples and religious sites, divided between the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Places of tourist importance in Chitrakoot include Ramghat, Bharat Milap temple,Hanuman Dhara and Kamadgiri.

                              5,Deogarh

village in Lalitpur district is located on the right bank of Betwa River and known for ancient Gupta monuments. The monuments of Deogarh are protected by Archaeological Survey of India including Dashavatara temple,Shantinath Temple and Varaha temple.

                              6,Varanasi,

Banaras or Kashi is the holiest Indian city, located on the banks of the river Ganges and home to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. Kashi is also house Asia’s largest residential universities Banaras Hindu University and known worldwide for its many ghats. Apart from the 19 archaeological sites, other notable landmarks in Varanasi are Jantar Mantar,Ramnagar Fort,Alamgiri Mosque,Parshvanath Jain temple and Gange Ghats in Varanasi.

                                07,Sarnath

is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site near the confluence of the Ganges and Varuna river. The city located 13 km from Varanasi and famous for impressive 128 feet high Dhamek Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and Mulagandhakuti Vihara.

                           08,Kushinagar

Is an International Buddhist pilgrimage site, situated at 53 km east from Gorakhpur. Parinirvana Stupa, Nirvana Chaitya,Ramabhar Stupa,reclining Nirvana statue of the Buddha and Indo Japan Sri Lanka temple are the major tourist attractions of Kushinagar.

                           09,Gorakhpur

Is one of the major districts of Uttar Pradesh, located on the banks of Rapti river. The city of Gorakhpur is home to Gorakshanath temple, Gorakhnath Math and world’s Longest Railway platform that stretch of around 1.35 kilometres.

                           10,Allahabad

Is third most liveable city in Uttar Pradesh and is the second oldest city in India. Religious attractions of Allahabad include the Kumbh Mela, Triveni Sangam, Tomb of Nithar at Khusro bagh, Sri Bade Hanuman Mandir and All Saints Cathedral.

                            11,Lucknow 

Is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh and an important centre of governance. The city along with Agra and Varanasi is the part of Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc and famous for Bada Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Hazratganj, La Martiniere School and Ambedkar Memorial Park.

                               12,Kanpur 

is the second largest city of Uttar Pradesh and was the town of Karna from the Mahabharata. Important places to visit in Kanpur are Khereshwar Shiv Mandir,Bithoor,Allen Forest Zoo, Anandeshwar Mandir,Kanpur Memorial Church and JK Temple. 16,Jhansi  The historic city of Jhansi lies in the Bundelkhand region which was ruled by queen of the princely state of Jhansi. Places of interest in Jhansi include Jhansi Fort,Rani Mahal,Government Museum, Laxmi Temple and Herbal Garden.

                                13,Mirzapur

District is known for the Vindhyavasini temple in Vindhyachal, several Ghats and tourist attractions like waterfalls,Baba ashram,dams,natural spots,Chunar Fort and Ghanta Ghar.

                                 14,Sonbhadra

Region has many electrical power stations and referred as the Energy Capital of India. Tourist attractions of Sonbhadra district are Vijaygarh Fort,Salkhan Fossil Park,Rihand Dam,Shivdwar Temple, Jwaladevi Temple and Renukeshwar Mahadev Temple.

                                15, BadaGaon

village near Khekra is an prominent Jain religious site and famous for temples of Lord Parshvanath. Trilok Teerth Dham in Bada Gaon is a 317 feet high Jain temple, built in shape of Jain Emblem.

                                 20,Hastinapur

In Meerut district was the capital of the Kauravas of Mahabharata,located on the bank of the holy Ganga. In the present day, Hastinapur is famous for Kailash Parvat, Jambudweep, Shwetambar Jain Temple,Gurdwara and Hastinapur Sanctuary.

                                21,Kumbh Mela 

At Triveni Sangam  Kumbh Mela festival of India is the largest peaceful gatherings in the world, held once in 12 years. Triveni Sangam at Allahabad is the confluence of three sacred rivers of India – The Ganges and Yamuna and invisible Saraswati river, is the site for historic Kumbh Mela.

                             22,Dudhwa National Park 

Is located in the Terai at the Indo-Nepal border of Uttar Pradesh. The Park is home to large number of endangered wild animal species, Major tourist attractions of Dudhwa wildlife park are Tigers, leopards, Honey badger, barasingha, Elephants,Hog deer and sloth bear. Other famous places and tourist attractions of Uttar Pardesh are Mahoba Kakra math,Mahoba Sun temple, Kalinjar fort, Kapilvastu, Sankassa,Kosambi,Shravasti,Bareilly,Sardhana and Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University is one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh.

Varanasi, India

North East

The North-East India tourism boasts of places of beauty where nature flourishes with all its glory. Situated amidst the many hilltops, the scenic valleys and the beautiful places to visit in North East Indiastrongpaint apicture that you need to see to believe.family:verdana,geneva,sansThe picturesque views make you want to share them with someone special, and it is best enjoyed that way. The clouds floating right by your side, and the sun rising from amidst the valley, North East holds something special to experience. From the beauty of the tourist places in North East India to the fun-filled activities, there are numerous experiences that you simply cannot afford to miss out. TOP  TOURIST  PLACES  OF NORTH EAST . 23 Spellbinding Places To Visit In North East India We now bring you 23 of the best experiences that you should plan to have at least once and surely you’ll be left wanting more after that. Make sure you don’t miss out on these! 1. Kaziranga National Park  Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, the National Park is home to the one horned rhinos which attract tourists from all over the world. Spotting a one-horned rhinoceros in its stomping yard is an experience that you can live to tell your grandchildren. It will be unlike any lore ever told. While you’re out and about in this scenic land, don’t forget to spot the various other species around for a unique wildlife experience! Famous for: The one horned rhinoceros. No. of species: 35 species of mammals and hundreds of migratory birds species that fly down every season. Must Read: North East Trip: Explore The Indian States Of Seven Sisters, One Brother, And A Neighbor! Sikkim-Gangtok-Darjeeling Holiday Packages On TravelTriangle Visit Sikkim and explore Yumthang valley, Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, Nathula Pass, and Pelling. Experience peace and tranquility while exploring Buddhist monasteries, snow-capped mountains, and wildlife sanctuaries. Book packages inclusive of airport transfers, cab, resort, sightseeing, and meals. 2. Tawang Monastery Situated at a height of 10,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh, the Tawang Monastery gives a breathtaking view of the valley. Home to 450 monks, this is the perfect place to visit for a surreal experience. You can also sit and just admire the captivating view of the Tawand River in the evening. Best time to Visit: It is best to visit this valley from April to October. How to reach: You can reach Tawang by trains, buses, helicopters, flights and road. But if you want to enjoy some exquisite views during the course of your journey it is best to travel via a flight to Tezpur and then take a bus from there to Tawang. You can more details on the Tawang official website. Famous for: It is famous for its celestial beauty in the night, and you should plan to visit it on the night of a full moon. It has around 850 sculptures to admire. 3. Ziro Valley The Ziro Valley is one of the best places to see in North East as it presents you with some memorable views that are going to be etched in your memory forever. Though, the valley is most famous for its three day and night rock concert, which is held annually towards the end of September. Being a part of the event will give you an experience of your lifetime. This surely tops the list of best north east tourist places! Best time to visit: During the music festival in September. How to reach: You can reach the valley by air, train, and even by road. While the nearest airport from Ziro is in Jorhat, Assam, which is 98 km from the valley, the railway station is in Naharalagun, which is 100 kms away. 4. Nathu La Pass The name of the pass translates to “listening ears”. The trek on the Nathu La pass is one of the major highlights of the North East tourism as it gives an invigorating feeling to every traveler who experiences it. During the trek, you are treated to the views that remain ingrained in your memory for a lifetime, and you get to spot some beautiful lakes on the way. Best time to visit: You should plan your visit during the summers, when the temperatures are at a bearable 15 degrees. In the winters, it falls down to -25 degrees. Important consideration: Do not rush into anything. The cold temperature and low oxygen level makes for a hostile environment. Move gradually and take baby steps if required. 5. Siang River for River Rafting A tributary of the Brahmaputra River, it has inherited its ferocity from its mother as well. It serves as a home to the Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. River rafting in the Siang River is a major attraction. It is certainly one adventure that you should undertake with your friends. The thrill of the Grade III and Grade IV rivers make it worth it. Best time to visit: The best time to visit is during late October and early November when the tides are not too violent. 6. Gorichen Peak The Gorichen Peak is located at 6,500 meters above sea level, and is one of the top places to visit in North East India in February. It is still considered to be one of the more climbable peaks for a thrilling experience. The beauty of the scenes and the ecstasy you feel when you’ve scaled this huge mountain is absolutely worth imagining until you actually climb it. Best time to climb: Summers is the best time to undertake this trek. Where to stay: It is nearest to Tawang, and the guest houses there are quite decent. During the trek to the summit, you’ll have to set up camp. Activities: You can undertake various activities like camping, trekking and even rock climbing. The trek to the summit is best undertaken by seasoned climbers. 7. Nuranang Falls Also known as the Bong Bong falls, these are 100 meters in height. The serenity of the this place is best enjoyed with someone by your side. So, if you’re planning a romantic trip to the North East, make sure you add this place to your itinerary. The falls are renowned for giving a feeling of serendipity to any couple that heads there. So, don’t miss out on one of the most charming places to visit in north east India for honeymoon! Activities You Can Undertake Here: Head to the foot of the falls to enjoy it best. Check out the lake and the connect bridge when you’re there. 8. Cherrapunji The wettest place in the world finds its home in Meghalaya. While Cherrapunji is famous for its living root bridges, formed due to incessant rain, it is also popular for being one of the best Northeast India destinations for a holiday. You can also set up a camp underneath these bridges and live close to nature like never before! What else would you want to call this the best city in north east India? Famous for: Maximum rainfall in the world. Activities: You can enjoy the tropical flora and fauna, while camping under or climbing the root bridges. 9. Jaintia Hills Located in the heart of Meghalaya, the Jaintia hills are stuffed with limestone deposits. The hills have a number of caves for the explorer in you to enjoy and soothe your mind. Spelunking in these caves can lead you to a number of shallow and some long caves, making it an adventurous attraction in the region. Though, it’s best to have company during this adventure for a memorable experience. Best time to visit: The best time to visit these hills is during summer, between the months of March to June. Activities: Spelunking and exploring the long caves. 10. Madhuri Lake Named after the famous Indian actress, Madhuri Dixit, the lake is one of the best places to see in the North East. Though, it was erstwhile known as Shungaster Lake. A little army cafeteria near the lake serves up some delicious momos, which you can enjoy while soaking the peace around. And believe us, with the calming view of the lake providing respite, the momos will taste a tad better. Best time to visit: The best months to visit the lake are from April to October. Activities: Try the momos at the famous army cafeteria, and witness the mesmerizing views of the lake. 11. Sandakphu Trek The highest peak of the Sikkim-West Bengal border, Sandakphu peaks at over 11,000 above the sea level. The feeling of reaching the summit is nothing less than an accomplishment. The trek is surely a boost to the confidence as the Khangchendzonga watches over from the distance, and offers you joy in abundance. Make sure you have a walking stick along if you’re an amateur trekker. Best time to visit: The place is open for tourists year round, but the best time to visit is during springs (April – May). You can also try going there in November, when the weather is pleasant. Famous for: The unmatched view of all the peaks in the Himalayan range. 12. Phodong Monastery The Phogong Monastery dates back to the 18th century, and is one of the most religious places for the Kagyu sect of Buddhists, and even for tourists. There are indications that the structure dates back even more than the 18th century, with the secluded location making it even more wonderful for an enriching experience. Famous For: Reconstruction and apparent existence of an older monastery. You can also find some ancient murals at the place. 13. Ravangla A tourist attraction in the southern part of Sikkim, this little town is a recluse for anyone who is looking for one. It lets you stand alone in a crowd, surrounded by the serenity of the flowers in the summer and the snow-clad peaks in the winters. The birdwatchers have a merry time with the Himalayan migratory birds. Best Time to Visit: The place is at its best during April to June and September to January. Famous For: Bird watching at the Ralang Monastery which just 6km from the place. It is also famous for the view of all the majestic peaks during sun rise. It also has hot springs which are worth a visit. 14. Dampa Tiger Reserve Spread over an immense 550 square kilometres, the Dampa Tiger Reserves have some beautiful tigers that you can catch sight, and capture pictures of. There is no doubt that the sight of a tiger is an experience in itself to cherish for lifelong. The royal look of a tiger, and their menacing yet elegant ways are best experienced in person, and that is why visiting this place is a must. 15. Dzongri A safari on an animal as huge and peaceful as the yak holds something magical in itself. The surrounding views while riding the majestic creature form a feeling of unity that you can seldom experience anywhere else, which is why this is one of the best things to do in North East. You can also get pictures captured to take back home as sweet memories. Best Locations which offer Yak Safari: The areas of Thangu and Dzongri are especially famous for their yak safari. You can also find some yak safari around the Tsomogo Lake. 16. Talatal Ghar Literally translated to the “royal palace,” the Talatal Ghar was built by Swargadeo Singha in the 18th century. The 7 storied palace is not your usual palace, which serves up a heavy dose of grandeur. Its modesty and unusual architecture are a delight to witness as it offers a truly enriching experience. So, if you’re a history buff, make sure you visit this place on your next trip. Best time to visit: The most appropriate time to plan your visit to this place is between 8 AM to 4 PM. 17. Bihu Festival Held in the scenic state of Assam, the Bihu festival is an amalgamation of three festivals spread throughout the year. The whole area is filled with enthusiasm and colour, which will make you feel like you have come to associate with the region. Attending this extravaganza is indeed an experience worth having during your trip to the North East. Best time to visit: The best time to visit and witness these festivals is during mid January, April, and October. 18. Majuli Islands The river island is situated in the mighty Brahmaputra, and is one amazing place to see in the North East. It is a cultural hub of the region, with a number of tribes calling it their home. The size of the island was originally 1200 sq. km, but it has now come down to just 420 sq. km. due to the erosion from the Brahmaputra. Nevertheless, it’s an astonishing place to witness on your trip. Best time to Visit: It can be visited anytime during the year, but November is the time when people look forward to paying a visit to these islands. Famous For: Navigation through the fields on a canoe. A variety of birds. An otherworldly experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Any concerns? The islands of Majuli are being eroded by the Brahmaputra every year. They might last only a couple of years more. Visit them while they are still on the map! 19. Shri Govindajee Temple A shrine to Lord Krishna, it is believed that the temple absolves you of your guilt, worries, and stress. The simple architecture makes it stand apart from any other temple in the region, making it amongst the top places to see in North East India. The temple stands in the capital city of Manipur, and is quite accessible for the tourists. Best time to visit: The best time to visit the temple is during the morning to avoid all the crowd. 20. Shilloi Lake The Shilloi Lake is one of the major highlights of the state of Nagaland. It is situated in the town of Phek, and is looked over by some of the most glorious mountain peaks. The lake also has an interesting story and customs associated with it, and the surroundings are just as interesting, which makes it a great place to visit for a surreal holiday experience. For northeast India tourism, best time to visit is after the monsoons. Famous For: Picturesque view and the weirdly horrifying story behind the lake. Best Time to Visit: Summer 21. Dawki If you do not know about the transparent Dawki river in Meghalaya, chances are you have been living under a rock. Dawki is a town in the West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya popularly known for the beauteous lake. Umngot River in Dawki is one of the cleanest rivers in the world that you can clearly see the bottom. Taking a boat ride one the Umngot River is one of the things you must do in Dawki. It is one of the popular tourist destinations in east India. Famous For: Umngot River and Dawki Bridge Best Time To Visit: Winter 22. Nohkalikai Falls If you haven’t been to the fourth highest waterfall in the world, we’d say now is the time you do! With a mere 5 km drive from the stunning land of Cherrapunji, a short trek would lead you up to this gorgeous pool where you can see the pristine waterfall flowing from up above. Since it can only be viewed when there is no mist, avoid going here in monsoon. Famous For: Being the fifth highest waterfall in the whole world Best Time To Visit: September to March 23. Umiam Lake With just a 17 km distance from Shillong, this mesmerizing lake in the north region will surely sweep you off your feet. If you haven’t been to this natural beauty yet, you’re missing out on a stunning place in the north east. Attracting several tourists throughout the year, this lake is surrounded with coniferous forests and is one of the main sites for watersports! Famous For: Watersports and sightseeing Best Time To Visit: October to May

Siliguri, India

Rajasthan

evocative ruins or restored to former splendor, Rajasthan is a place on almost everybody’s wish lists. Riot invoking colors, battle-scarred forts, breathtaking sand dunes, slightly arrogant pride and honor — the largest state of India houses many royal ruins that take you back to the grandeur of its kingdoms. Dotted with elaborate forts and palaces, the places to visit in Rajasthan are among the most popular tourist destinations in If you haven’t been on a trip to any of its cities, it’s high time you plan one. And make sure you spend at least a few days in each of these colorful towns to absorb their splendor, complete with their major attractions, key experiences, delectable food, exclusive handicrafts, and a peek into the lifestyle of the natives.

While we list the best places to visit in Rajasthan, make sure you get your leave Top Tourist Places To Visit in Rajasthan .

   01.Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort Being one of the largest forts in the world, Jaisalmer Fort is called the Golden Fort as its walls are made up of yellow sandstone. This fort is the only living fort and is famous for havelis, Laxminath temple, Jain temples, and other places. Tourists from all over the world visit the Fort to witness the scenic sunset as the rays of the Sun adds a honey golden hue to the fort which makes the view more appealing. Jaipur – The Pink City So the pink city and the capital of Rajasthan is largest in the state. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is one of the most popular places to see in Rajasthan and even in India, for that matter. Long list of historic and heritage monuments, swift connectivity from major cities and an amazing city plan where all the streets of the city run from east to west – Jaipur is a marvel to be at. Best time to visit: All through the year, avoid summers for the days are extremely hot. Major attractions in Jaipur: City Palace, Amber Fort and Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Birla Mandir. Things to do in Jaipur: Go for a desert safari, shop for Rajasthani crafts, textiles, and gems

    2. The City Palace

The City Palace Famed for being the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Cit Mahal includes the Mubarak Mahal and the Chandra Mahal which are popular for their excellent architecture. The ruler of Amber, Jay Singh II built the palace complex between 1729 and 1732. Located in the heart of the Pink city, the palace has a museum in it which you should definitely visit while you are exploring Jaipur. Jodhpur – The Blue City Well, Jodhpur is just an extension of the royalty that you get to see at Jaisalmer and Jaipur. The royal city was the center of power of the then Mewar state and has got several forts, palaces, and temples to enchant travelers from different corners of the world. Famous as the Sun City because of its sunny weather, Jodhpur is also known as Blue City for the blue houses near the Mehrangarh Fort. The blue houses have played muse to the acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry. Best time to visit: All through the year Major attractions in Jodhpur:Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the Mandore Gardens, the Jaswant Thada, the Kalyana Lake, and Garden, the Ghanta Ghar, Sardar Samand Lake and Masuria Hills Things to do in Jodhpur: Visit the palaces; Mehrangarh fort can’t be missed Here is a list of tourist attractions in Jodhpur that you must consider when you visit Jodhpur

   3. Mehrangarh Fort

  Mehrangarh Fort One of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort is also called Mehran Fort and was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha. You can spot imprints of cannon balls which exist since the war took place. The most interesting part of the fort is the 7 gates that were built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories. Don’t forget to visit the seven gates in Mehran Fort while you are on your vacay. Sawai Madhopur – For The Love Of Tigers Founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in 1763, Sawai Madhopur district is among the best tourist places in Rajasthan. It is home to Ranthambhore National Park, which is best known for inhabiting tigers. The Ranthambhore Palace is another tourist attraction here and has been declared a UNESCO heritage as it imbibes a vast cultural history of the several clans, kings, and architectures. Best time to visit: November to February for it is easy to spot tigers at the national park Major attractions in Sawai Madhopur: The tigers at Ranthambhore National Park, 10th century Ranthambore palace Things to do in Sawai Madhopur:Go for jungle safari, photography, birdwatching.

      4. Ranthambore Fort Ranthambore

  Ranthambore Fort Ranthambore Fort is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site which is visited by almost all travelers who are looking forward to having an encounter with the history of Rajasthan. Located in the heart of the popular Ranthambore National Park, this Fort has a long and noteworthy history of battles that took place to conquer the fort. Pushkar – Hosts The Largest Camel Fair In Indi Pushkar is known as the best tourist place in Rajasthan.This is a riot of colors in the true sense. This holy city has been known all over the world for its annual Camel Fair. One of the most ancient cities of India, Pushkar houses the rare Brahma Temple. Besides, the Pushkar Lake is a popular Hindu pilgrimage and has got several ghats that host magnificent evening aarti. If you are a photography enthusiast, you can not miss visiting Pushkar for there are endless emotions of rural India in its most original form. Best time to visit: October-November for the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair Major attractions in Pushkar:The world famous camel fair, the serene Pushkar lake, and Meerabai Temple Things to do in Pushkar: Boating in the lake, photography at the fair Check out the best tourist attraction in Pushkar that you should visit on your next vacation.

      5. Pushkar Lake

 Pushkar Lake A pilgrimage of high importance, Pushkar Lake in Pushkar should definitely be in your bucket list. It is believed that a dip in the lake cleanses all your sins and cure all skin diseases. It is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan if you are looking to witness the local traditions. Udaipur – The City Of Lakes Looking for the most amazingplaces to see in Rajasthan? Udaipur is the perfect destination for you. Udaipur used to be the capital of the kingdom of Mewar. Known as the City of Lakes, it is a beautiful place to visit in Rajasthan. With a number of tourist attractions like Lake Palace, City Palace, Jagdish temple and many more, Udaipuris also known as the Venice of East. The city has beautiful winters and it is largely visited during this period for its colorful history, mesmerizing landscapes, and rich traditions. Best time to visit: November to March Major attractions in Udaipur:Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Udai Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, Kumbhalgarh Fort Things to do in Udaipur: Boating at Lake Pichola, visiting the palaces, visiting Kumbhalgarh fort, photography

     6. Lake Pichola 

 Lake Pichola One of the ancient lakes in Udaipur, Lake Pichola was named after the village Picholi in which it is situated! The lake is as old as 1362 AD. It was created for drinking and irrigation purposes for the sake of the village. Planning your holiday in Rajasthan but confused about what to do? These Rajasthan travel stories help you find your best trip ever! Bhavya Gives An Extensive Account Of His Jaisalmer Trip With Friends Desert safari, haunted Kuldhara village, & Gadisar Lake. There's more... Regina Talks About Her Short Trip From Delhi To Jaipur With Her Friend There's no dearth of the tourist places here. Wanna know more? Kunal Went On A Family Trip To Jaisalmer & Got Lost In Its Royal Grandeur Rang Mahal, boating in Gadisar Lake, & Sam sand dunes. Wow! Anuj Went Against All Conventions & Took A Romantic Trip To Rajasthan For a taste of Rajputana splendor - Jaipur, Udiapur, & Mt Abu Sourabh Talks About His Short Romantic Trip To Jaipur With His Wife Enjoy the rich past, culture, & picturesque palaces! Rahul Jain Elaborates On A Short Romantic Trip To Rantambore National Park To catch the tigers and Sambar deer in their full glory! Ajmer – The Holy City Popular for the Dargah Sharif — shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer is the 5th largest city of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the Aravalli range and the Naag Pathar range, which protects it from the Thar desert. Among the most popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan, Ajmer is popular as the most beautiful tourist place in Rajasthan. for several celebrities who come to the dargah to seek blessings. Best time to visit: All through the year Major attractions in Ajmer:Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar Lake, Naag Pathar ranges Things to do in Ajmer: Attend Qawwali at Dargah Sharif, offer chadar to the grave of Sufi saint.

       7. Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah

 Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah is one of the most important places to visit in Rajasthan. It houses the tomb of Hazrat Khwaja Moin-d-din Chisti. He was the founder of Islam and preached it across the world. He came from Persia and spent his final years in Ajmer. Bundi – The City Of Baoris Another very important tourist destination in Rajasthan, this city is often left behind when it comes to the curation of places to visit in Rajasthan. At 210 km from Jaipur, Bundi was once the native place of a tribe called Bunda Meena and hence inherited the name. The city is known for its magnificent forts, baoris (step reservoirs), lakes and ancient architectures. Best time to visit: All through the year Major attractions in Bundi: Nawal Sagar, Sukh Mahal, Dabhai Kund, Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, and several other steep well reservoirs Things to do in Bundi: Explore Badal Mahal inside the Taragarh fort for the ancient painting exhibiting the erstwhile opium trade, visit the baoris and understand the ancient technique of water harvesting, explore the forts and palaces.

     8. Taragarh Fort 

  Taragarh Fort Constructed in 1534 AD, this fort is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan. Being impressive in its structure and majestic in its aura, it will give you a glimpse of the grandeur of the Rajasthani history and culture as well as its past. So, make sure you visit this fort while in Bundi. Bikaner – For The Love Of Handicrafts Bikaner was founded by Rao Bhika and the Nehra jats. Flooded with temples, forts, and palaces, the city is also known for its Camel festival usually held in January-February. Two of the most important features of the city are Usta and Chadwa artforms of floral and geometric patterns. Best time to visit: January-February Major attractions in Bikaner:Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner Camel Festival Things to do in Bikaner: Attend the Bikaner Camel fest, buy some Usta and Chadwa artifacts and handicrafts.

      9. Junagarh Fort

  Junagarh Fort This is one of the few forts that is not built on the hilltop. It is situated at the center of the city of Bikaner and the whole city has been built around this fort. Junagarh fort was built at the beginning of the 20th century and was the new home for the royal family. Visit this fort to know about the royal family living there! Chittorgarh – Birthplace Of Maharana Pratap One of the most ancient cities in Indian history, Chittorgarh was founded by the Maurya dynasty in 734 AD. The city has been the birthplace for many historical figures including Maharana Pratap and Meera Bai. It is situated on the banks of river Berach and has several heritage forts, monuments, and associated stories and fables. Best time to visit: All through the year Major attractions in Chittorgarh:Chittorgarh fort, Rana Kumbha’s palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rani Padmini’s palace, Kumbhaswamini temple, Kirti Stambha, Vijay Stambha, Kalika Mata temple Things to do in Chittorgarh:Listen to the folk tales from the villagers, relish authentic Rajasthani cuisine.

        10. Chittorgarh Fort

  Chittorgarh Fort One of the largest forts in Rajasthan, Chittorgarh Fort is a place you simply cannot miss out on! It was the seat for the rulers of Mewar. The story of its significance in the history of Rajasthan goes back to the time when the brave rulers fought courageously with the invaders and after their every defeat, their women would perform Jauhar along with the children to keep their respect forever alive! Alwar – Home To The Most Haunted Place In India Formerly known as Ulwar, the city of Alwar was founded by the Rajput ruler Pratap Singh in 1770. For history buffs, this city was the first, among others, to sign a treaty with the East India Company and has been famous for participating in various battles and military engagements. Alwar is also known for the ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh. With abundant flora and fauna, this place is a perfect example of a balanced ecology. Best time to visit: October to March Major attractions in Alwar:Bhangarh fort, Sariska Tiger reserve, Pandupol, Karni Mata temple Things to do in Alwar: Visit Bhangarh fort and explore the haunted.

        11. Sariska National Park

  Sariska National Park One of the best places to visit in Rajasthan is Sariska national park, it is home to tigers and therefore should not be missed while you are visiting Alwar. If you are visiting Rajasthan with children, do visit this park for a unique holiday! Bharatpur is a magnificent city that was once known to be unbeatable or unwinnable. Tucked away in the Braj region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, this city is divided into 50 or so wards and stands at an elevation of about 600 ft. above mean sea level, owing to which it is also called by various other names like “Lohagarh” and the “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan.” Bharatpur is the indisputable home to a vast array of flora and fauna that take shelter in the famed Keoladeo National Park, making this place a must visit for all travelers who wish to explore the wild side of Rajasthan. Best time to visit Bharatpur:August to November Major attractions in Bharatpur:Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Deeg, and more Things to do in Bharatpur: Go birdwatching at Keoladeo, explore the palaces, have a picnic near Kakund River .

    12. Keoladeo National Park

 Keoladeo National Park The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary officially called the Keoladeo National Park, is popular for its wide range of resident and migratory avifauna. The park has a huge bird population especially during the winter season as well as the starting of Spring. The park was declared a protected sanctuary in the year 1971 after major water resources were redirected to the park to convert it into a completely man-made wetland to promote eco-tourism and help migrating birds find shelter. The park is home to over 366 bird species, 379 plant species, 13 snake types, 50 fish species, 5 kinds of lizards, 7 species of amphibian, over 7 types of turtles, and many other species of invertebrates. Mount Abu – The Only Hill Station In Rajasthan Mount Abu takes pride in being the only hill station in the enormous expanse of the desert and drought-ridden plains of Rajasthan. A true traveler’s paradise in every sense, Mount Abu lies in the Aravalli Mountain range at the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Other than providing an escape from the scorching heat of Rajasthan owing to its natural splendor and year-round pleasant weather, Mount Abu is considered a great spot for pilgrimage. Best time to visit Mount Abu:Throughout the year Major attractions in Mount Abu:Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, Peace Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and more Things to do in Mount Abu:Boating in Nakki Lake, trekking to Guru Shikhar, camping at Aravali, bird watching at Trevors Tank, wildlife sighting at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.

    13. Nakki Lake

  Nakki Lake Nakki Lake is among the most popular places to visit in Rajasthan owing to its beauty and clear blue water which turn into amazing shades under the changing hues of the sky. Believed to have been dug out by the Gods themselves, the lake makes for a great spot for boating. But that’s not all that fascinates people about this place. Nakki lake is very special to followers of Gandhi for the fact that it was here that Mahatma Gandhi‘s ashes were immersed. The lake also makes up for a good place to hang out with your friends as it is surrounded by plenty of eating joints where you can sit, dine, and gaze at the gorgeous lake switch shades in the setting sun!  You may not have heard of Shekhawati very often, but those who have been there call it a true wanderer’s paradise! Laced with a huge number of stunning havelis and royal mansions that exhibit the real Rajputana splendor, Shekhawati is a gold mine for every connoisseur of art and architecture. While the city has a rather sterile landscape clogged with railways and roadways on one side, it’s a riot of colors, cultures, and vibrant landscapes on the other. A unique blend of mythology, art, and wildlife await you at this hidden yet charming retreat in Rajasthan that narrates tales of the valiant Lord Rama and the mischievous Lord Krishna inside its many mansions. Best time to visit Shekhawati:November to March Major attractions in Shekhawati:Lachhmangarh Fort, Chirawa, Badalgarh Fort, Mandawa, Harsh Nath Temple, and more Things to do in Shekhawati: Ride the Shekhawati Express and the Pink City Express, explore the palaces and mansions, celebrate the Bissau festivals with the locals, and more.

    14. Badalgarh Fort

  Badalgarh Fort Located atop a hill in the Jhunjhunu district of Shekhawati, the magnificent Badalgarh Fort was established way back in the 16th century under the regime of the then Muslim ruler of this city, Nawab Fazal Khan. Attracting travelers, history geeks, and art lovers with its gorgeous lush surroundings and a long history of legendary battles, this fort is slowly turning into a popular tourist attraction in Rajasthan. One of the many fascinating aspects of this massive fort is its numerous echo points that you must not miss during your visit here. What fascinates travelers most about Pali is its snail-like shape, wobbled plains, and scattered hills. Bounded by Jodhpur districts in the north and the Udaipur districts in the south-east, it shares a common boundary with around eight different districts of Rajasthan. With a total geographical area of a whopping 12387 square kilometers, it is one of the most offbeat places to visit in Rajasthan. Best time to visit Pali: October to April. 

      15. Om Banna Temple

 Om Banna Temple The Om Banna Temple, or the shrine of the Bullet Baba, is among the most mysterious places in India owing to the intriguing story behind its establishment. A highly religious place for pilgrims and locals, the sanctum is believed to protect travelers! Instead of idols of Gods and Goddesses, people here worship an actual motorbike that once belonged to a man named Om Singh Rathore who had met with a tragic accident and had died at this spot while riding back home on this very bike. Post his death, the police had made several attempts to take the bike away, Located on the banks of the river Ghaggar, Hanumangarh is an ancient city in the northern region of Rajasthan. Owing to the remains of the Indus Valley Civilization being discovered at over 100 villages spread over the city and around this river in 1951, Hanumangarh is believed to have been a part of this almost 5000-year old civilization. Various of the discovered items included remains of human skeleton, stamps, coins, unknown scripts, jewelry, terracotta decorative tiles, utensils, wells, toys, statues, even forts, and market streets. Most of these remains are now a part of the many exhibits at the Museum of Kalibangan as well as the National Museum of Delhi. Some of these historic sites are open to the public in their pristine state, and travelers are always fascinated upon visiting them! Best time to visit Hanumangarh:September to March Major attractions in Hanumangarh: Gogamedi Temple, Shri Sukha Singh Mehtab Singh Gurudwara, Kalibanga, Bhatner Fort, Shri Gorakh Nath Ji Temple, and more Things to do in Hanumangarh:See remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization, visit the forts and palaces, seek blessings at the temples and gurudwaras, visit the Kalibanga Museum, and more.

       16. Kalibangan 

  Kalibangan Want to travel to the best tourist place in Rajasthan? Kalibangan should be on your itinerary. “Kalibangan in Rajasthan has given the evidence of the earliest ploughed agricultural field ever revealed through an excavation” were the words of B. B. Lal, erstwhile DG of Archaeological Survey of India when he was asked to define Kalibangan in a few words! What draws travelers to this unique site believed to be the site of the Indus Valley Civilization are its unique fire altars among other important other lost cities of the world. Abandoned by its locals in 1750 BC and discovered in 1919 AD by Italian Indologist Luigi Pio Tessitori, it’s a great attraction for history geeks and art fanatics.            

Jaipur, India

Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is synonymous with scenic beauty, serene landscape, and adventure sports. Literally, Himachal means “the land of snow”. Situated in the western Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh has several hill stations which are the most appropriate destination to find respite from the scorching summer heat. Here’s a list of the 22 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh on your trip to the land of the Himalayas.

 Best Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

Scroll down and find the most charming tourist hotspots in Himachal that should definitely be on your travel list this year. And while these places are perfect for visiting throughout the year, here’s the best time to visit them to witness them in all their glory. Take a look!

 

 

Andhra Pradesh, India

Jammu And Kashmir

family:verdana,geneva,Enclosed by the snow-clad mountains and the gleaming lakes creates a picturesque landscape on earth which is known as Kashmir. This state of India is precisely divided into three regions namely Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh which is covered by the mighty ranges of the Great Himalayas and Pir Panjal range. Due to the various picturesque places to visit in Kashmir it is often referred as India’s Switzerland, as the place is blessed with the most scenic views which are worth a visit. The state has a long list of places which reflects the nature’s beauty at its best which cannot be missed by any traveler. Top tourist places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, India

South Indian

God’s Own Country, Kerala has some extremely beautiful tourist destinations to hold the attention of global tourists. There are hill-stations, backwaters, commercial cities, hamlets, and much more to explore. Rich culture and heritage of Kerala also attract nature lovers from all over the world. Once you set foot in the beautiful paradise, all other things seem inconsequential. Most of the metro cities pale in comparison of Kerala in terms of beauty. Apt for family vacations, romantic getaways, and honeymoon, it has a bounty of beauty and engaging activities. And here are the places to visit in Kerala, that must be a part of your travel plan.

 

 

Kerala, India

Uttrakhand

Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.

 

Top 20 Places To Visit In Uttarakhand 

 

Varanasi, India

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples. In Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple has high ‘gopuram’ towers ornamented with colourful figures. On Pamban Island, Ramanathaswamy Temple is a pilgrimage site. The town of Kanyakumari, at India’s southernmost tip, is the site of ritual sunrises. Capital Chennai is known for beaches and landmarks including 1644 colonial Fort St. Georg

 

Top best Tourist places to visit in Tamil Nadu

 

Chennai, India

Gujarat

Gujarat, India's westernmost state, has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. In its urban center of Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics. Spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi's base from 1917–1930 was Sabarmati Ashram, where his living quarters remain on view. The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), built in the 15th century, has a huge courtyard and a columned design.

 

Top Tourist  Places to Visit In Gujarat.

 

 

Ahmedabad, India

Daksum

Daksum A TREKKER'S PARADISE

Daksum is a beautiful picnic spot, situated at an altitude of 2,438 m above sea level, about 40 km south-east of Anantnag, in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a trekker's paradise covered with coniferous forests, gurgling streams and hidden grassy meadows with the melodious sound of the gushing Bringi River forming the backdrop. Daksum is also famous for its trout. 

DAKSUM (8500 ft): A trekker's paradise (2 hours very scenic drive) swathed in coniferous forests, gurgling streams, hidden grassy meadows, where your only company is the sound of the gushing Bringhi river or an occasional shepherd tending his flock. Daksum is also famous for its trout - an angler's heaven. 

Daksum at 2,438 meters is located in dense forest. This scenic spot falls on the Anantnag Simthan Kishtwar road where a gushing stream is rich in trout fish. The surroundings forests of Daksum are famous for flora and fauna. It has a resthouse, tourist bungalow and plenty of camping spots.From Daksum the trail rises fairly steeply to the Sinthan Pass at 3,748 meters. The pass is open from April to September for trekkers.Daksum: Past the Mughal Gardens of Achabal, with their tinkling fountains, through the breathtaking splendour of the springs at Kokarnag, lies Daksum. 

Tucked away in a densely forested gorge at an altitude of 2438 m, Daksum would be completely silent but for the Bringhi river which gushes through it. 

Daksum is a walker's paradise. Up the hills which are swathed in coniferous trees, past gurgling brooks, the simple, haunting notes of a flute will waft down to you from where an unseen shepherd tends his flock. For in the hills surrounding Daksum, suddenly you will find yourself in grassy meadows where sheep are taken to pasture. 

Daksum is a reviving experience -the bracing mountain air, the solitude, the densely clad hills, and beyond them, snow covered mountains, all contribute to Daksum's mystique, making it the perfect retreat. Located in the dense forests, this scenic spot falls on the Anantnag-Symthan-Kishtwar road. 

A gushing stream flows through Daksum whcih is rich in trout fish. It is a forest retreat girdled by mountains. The surrounding forests are famous for fauna and flora. This famous tourist sport is in the south east of Anantnag town and is about a distance of 40 kilometers from district headquarter. 
 

Camping Spots

The place is known for plenty of camping spots and from Daksum the trail rises fairly steeply to the Sinthan Pass located at the height of 3,748m.

Trekker's Paradise

It is a trekker's paradise covered with coniferous forests, gurgling streams and hidden grassy meadows with the melodious sound of the gushing Bringi River forming the backdrop.

Trout Fishing

Daksum is also famous for its trout.Gurgling streams, hidden grassy meadows, where your only company is the sound of the gushing Bringhi river or an occasional shepherd tending his flock. Daksum is also famous for its trout - an angler's heaven.

Achabal

Achabal is situated at a distance of 58 km from the district of Srinagar. Reached via Anantnag, Achabal served as the pleasure retreat of the Mughal Empress Nur Jehan. Situated at a height of 1,677 m, Achabal is a visual treat for the eyes. Achabal is adorned with one of the best Mughal Gardens in India.

Kokernag

Kokernag is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Koker means 'fowl' and nag means 'serpent'. The spring gushes out of the base of a thickly wooded hill from where it divides into channels, which resembles to the claw-foot of a hen, hence its name. Kokernag is at the height of(approx.)2000 mts from sea level. Place is famous for gardens, largest fresh water springs in Kashmir and for its trout streams.

Verinaag

Verinag is named after Nila Nag, the son of the wise saint, Kashyap Rishi, who reclaimed the Kashmir valley, the original shape of this spring was in the circular form of a kund. In 1620, the Emperor Jahangir had the shape changed into the traditional Mughal octagonal.

Srinagar, India