“India is my COUNTRY; we are proud of its rich and varied heritage.”
How often do you remind yourself about this pledge?
I had understood this When I started my Travel Blogger Journey. It was indeed a pleasure to learn about the country which is technically ours, but we hardly know the beauty of this culturally enriched country, named India.
During my school days, I was never interested in Geography or History, hence, I was amazed to see that some part of one of the beautiful states falls under North India, and some in West India.
Travel brought me closer to the rich culture, historical stories of our country. And this was the time, which made me understood the unity in diversity.
Often people ask me one question…
Where to Travel in India?
What are the best places to travel in India?
I thought of this a lot and pen down the best places to visit in India during a different month.
So next time, if you get confused with your traveling plan, refer to this simple blog, which brings you the best of Indian Tourism
Places to Travel in India in January
Auli is known for its highest artificial lakes in the world. Winters are the best time to visit this magnificent place and let you make most of everything that Auli offers you. Enjoy the delicious Garhwali cuisine or adventure sports like skiing, trekking, or camping to enjoy the most scenic place.
Things to do/see in and around: Auli Artificial Lake, Trishul Peak, Joshimath, Chenab Lake, Auli Ropeway, Rudraprayag, Narsingh Temple, Hanuman Ghat, Nanda Dei National Park, Gopeshwar, and many more.
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Gulmarg or Gulamarag Offers adventure and peace both to any nature lover. Being an essential part of the tourism in Jammu & Kashmir, Gulmarg is known to hold the title to be the best skiing destination in India; the first word would be of any tourists, who visited Gulmarg even once, is UNFORGETTABLE.
The memories of visiting Gulmarg are going to be lifetime etched in your mind because of its scenic beauty, snow-clad mountains, the people, and the weather that offers you the best of your trip.
Things to do/see in and around: Gulmarg Lake, Alpather Lake, Gulmarg Golf Course, Children’s Park, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Strawberry valley, Apharwat Peak, Khilanmarg, Maharani Temple Seven Spring, Tangmarg, Imambara Goom
Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Known for Tibetan Monastery and a spiritual gateway to and pilgrimage to Buddhists, Mcleodganj is also referred to as Little Lhasa. Home to the 14th Dalai Lama, Lama Tenzin Gyatso, this place is famous for its picturesque view and pleasant weather.
Things to do/see in and around: Bhagsuntah Temple and waterfall, Namgyal Monastery, Kareri Lake, Dharamkot, Dhauladhar Ranges, Kangra Fort, Tibetan Institute of Performing Art, The Dalai Lama’s Temple, St. John’s church, Tibetan Museum, Norbulingka Institute, IIIiterati café, etc.
Formerly known as British Hill Station in the Kumaon region, Nainital is surrounded by Naini Lake and is famous for its pleasant weather and fantastic view. Wrapped in nature, Nainital is flourished its beauty and blossoms incredibly in the crisp fresh air, is truly the treasure of Kumaon.
Things to do/see in and around: Nainital Lake, Tiffin Top, GB Pant High Altitude Zoo, Eco caves Garden, The Mall Road, Nainital Ropeway, Naina Peak, St. John’s Church, Jeolikote, Raj Bhawan, Naina Devi Temple, Khurpatal Lake.
Famous for its coffee, Chikmagalur is also known as Karnataka’s Coffee Land. Its tranquil environment, dense green forests, tall mountains make this place beautiful and scenic.
Things to do/see in and around: Kudremukh National Park, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budangiri, Kallathigiri Falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Experience a stay at Coffee Estate, Homestay with private waterfalls, Mandu Gundi falls
A famous pilgrimage for Hindus, Gokarna is also known for its peaceful beaches and pristine waters. If you are looking for peaceful travel and travelers, who want to enjoy beach life with less noise, head to Gokarna.
Things to do/see in and around: Om Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Paradise Beach, Kudle Beach, Water Sports in Gokarna, Gokarna Beach, Yana Caves, Half Moon beach, City Shopping, Namaste Café, Koti Tirtha.
Famous for its wildlife sanctuary, flora and fauna, wild animals, birds, different kinds of adventures, Kabini is situated between Mysore and Kodagu. Boat safari that lasts for 90 minutes, tourists can enjoy sightseeing like elephants mud bathing on the shores, crocodiles, snakes, cranes, darters along the river banks., gives immense pleasure to the visitors.
Things to do/see in and around: Nagarhole National Park, Kabini River, Kabini Dam, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Kabini Backwater Viewpoint, Rameshwara Temple
Sited in the Northern part of Karnataka, Hampi is also known as the name of King Vijayanagara, who used to rule the city; it lies within the ruins of the ancient kingdom. A collection of heritage sites, Hampi is an illustration of the magnificent Dravidian style of architecture. As you explore the remains of Hampi’s glorious forts and gateways, you witness the prosperous kingdom of the 14th century, which was eventually ruined owing to the attacks made by the Moghuls.
Things to do/see in and around: Virupaksha Temple, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Lotus Mahal, Hampi Bazar, Hippie Island, Hanuman Temple, Queen’s Bath, Matanga Hill, Monolithic Bull.
One of India’s oldest planned cities, Alleppey is famous for its iconic houseboats, beaches, backwater canals, paddy fields, and lagoons. During winters, the weather in Alleppey is between 17 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius, which is the best time to enjoy the houseboat ride and to explore this scenic town.
Things to do/see in and around: Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Krishnapuram Palace, kayaking in Alleppey, Pathiramanal, Bay Island Drift Mood Museum, Punnapra Beach.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Himalayan Mountain Railway Toy Train, Darjeeling has been uniquely titled by UNESCO. The Buddhist monasteries, lush green tea gardens, and scenic viewpoints make Darjeeling one of the best tourist places in North East India.
Hikers and nature lovers will be indulged with their treks choices. And the view of the Mt Kanchenjunga peak dominating the skyline is like a cherry on the cake. It’s a sight to behold!
Things to do/see in and around: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Singalila National Park, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Observatory Hill, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Japanese Pagoda, Neora Valley National Park.
Kalimpong, West Bengal
Approx 67km from Siliguri, Kalimpong is a famous hill station in West Bengal and mainly used to be the trade gateway between Britain and India during the British era. It can be easily reached from either Siliguri or Darjeeling. This beautiful hill station is known for its scenic valley views, churches, Buddhist monasteries, and Tibetan handicrafts. As per the Lepchas, Kalimpong means ‘ridge where we play.
Things to do/see in and around: Tharpa Choling Monastery, Kali Mandir – The Impeccable Views, Rishi Bankim Chandra Park, Crookety House, Lepcha Museum, Lava and Lolegaon, Pedong, Lamhatta, Mangal Dham Temple, Pine View Nursery, MacFarlane Memorial Church, Shahid Park, Dr. Graham’s Home, Pratima Devi Tagore House.
Shillong, Meghalaya – Music Capital of India
The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong, is known for its natural beauty and panoramic views. Not only this, but it has also become the education hub for the entire Northeastern India. Shillong offers many beautiful places and adventure activities in the season. The city has an occidentalized culture and has a very young feel to it.
Things to do/see in and around: Don Bosco center for indigenous culture, Shillong Peak, Dawki river, mawsynram, lady hydari park, Dain Thelen falls, elephant falls
Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
With more than 1000 flora and fauna species, this national park is a treat to the eyes. Being the hotspot in Northern East, people often visit to get themselves lost close to nature. Unlike other national parks, Namdapha is the only national park in India that caters to four big cat species, tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, and snow leopard. The name combines two Singpho words, “nam,” which means water, and “+dapha,” which means origin.
Things to do/see in and around: Miao Mini Zoo, Miao Museum, Moti Jheel, and Raja Jheel do some adventures activities like trekking, Camping, Elephant Safari.
Tawang – Arunachal Pradesh
Famous for its 400-year-old and one of the biggest monasteries, Tawang is one of the pilgrim centers for the followers of Buddhism. Apart from its religious significance, Tawang is also famous for its natural beauty, picturesque view, natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes, towering hills, narrow roads, waterfalls, and the Monpa tribe.
Things to do/see in and around: Tawang Monastery, Sela Pass, Nuranang Falls, Madhuri Lake, Gorichen Peak, Tawang War Memorial, P.TTso Lake, Jaswant Garh, Shonga-tser Lake, Geshila Peak.
With lush green landscapes and snow-capped mountains, Gangtok is a perfect example of beauty. If you are looking for a postcard-perfect vacation in India, then Gangtok is the place for you.
You cannot go back without buying the beautiful and rich-in-culture handicrafts and Tibetan carpets from Gangtok.
It is even a place for hikers, as it provides crystal clear views of Mt Kanchenjunga peak, which is undoubtedly a dream of any hiker around the world. If you want to gain awakening, have a postcard holiday, or are a fan of adventure sports, Gangtok is for you.
Things to do/see in and around: rafting, paragliding, cycling, Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Seven Sister Water Falls, Kanchenjunga Mountain, Phodong Monastery, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Ban Jhakri Falls, Magnan, Tashiding Monastery.
Famous for its handicrafts, forts, hills, white deserts, virgin sea beaches, forts, and Dholaveera, one of the five largest Harappan sites and among the most prominent archaeological sites in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. The time is perfect for visiting Kutch because of the pleasant weather and Rann Utsav, between October to February.
Things to do/see in and around: Rann of Kutch, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Mandvi Beach Bhuj, Kandla Port & Mudra Port, Narayan Sarovar, Hamirsagar Lake, ran Utsav Of Kutch, Anjar, Vijaya Vilas Palace, Kalo Dungar, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Kutch Museum, Dholavira, Aaina Mahal, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary
Think of Westen India, beaches, and cultural hub, and then Goa is the first one to hit our mind. Millions of tourists every year flock to Goa for a sun-soaked holiday. Apart from its energetic nightlife, cruises, and beach houses, Goa holds many more festivals in its territory. Either you are looking forward to celebrating your new year with the whole josh mood and want to indulge yourself in adventure sports like snorting, surfing or you want to laze around, Goa is the one-shot destination for you.
Things to do/see in and around: Calangute beach, Baga Beach, Tito’s Street, Fort Aguada, Club Cubana, Grand Island, Curlies, Divar Island, Sinq Night Club, Anjuna Flea Market, Chapora River, Butterfly Beach, Bom Jesus, Basilica, Dona Paula Beach, Galgibaga Beach.
Khajuraho – Madhya Pradesh
Located in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for its unique carvings and sculptures. Built during the Rajput Chandela dynasty, Khajuraho is renowned for Hindu and Jain Temples and is well known for its Nagara-style symbolism and erotic figures and sculptures.
A pretty exciting fact is that only 10 percent of the carvings on the temple complex depict sexual themes. The rest of the carvings depicts the everyday cravings of the commoner. Initially, Khajuraho had 85 temples, out of which only 22 temples managed to survive and stood the test of time.
Things to do/see in and around: Brahma Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Tribal and Folk Art Museum, Chausat Yogini, Kendriya Mahadev, Lakshmana Temple, Mageshwar Temple, Sound and Light Show, Parshvnath Temple.
Places to Travel in India in February
Indian Manchester, The most accessible city in India – The epithets of Ludhiana are many. Guru Nanak Stadium, which is instrumental in developing the sports talents from Ludhiana, is the major attraction of the place. Alamgir, Nanaksar kalian, Pre-independence architect Khanna – the places of interest are numerous. With lip-smacking cuisines, this place is the best to visit in North India.
Things to do/see in and around: The Rural Museum, Tiger zoo, Punjab agricultural university museum, Nehru Rose garden, Deer Park, Rakh Bagh, the Hardy’s World, the most renowned amusement park.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra is one place in India that every Indian must visit. Historical, cultural, and picturesque value. Situated at the banks of river Yamuna, the city is known for the Taj Mahal. Keetham lake, National bird sanctuary, Mathura, Vrindavan, Govardhan, Agra are connected to the Indian minds historically and mythologically and hence the most important tourist destination in India.
Things to do/see in and around: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Agra Bazaar, Jama Maszid, Akbar’s Tomb, and many more.
Rajasthan – The land of Royalty
Rajasthan, the land of royalty is a state that has the most extremities. The Aravalli mountain ranges and the Thar deserts embellish Rajasthan, punctuated by the majestic forts, religious destinations, and different signs of royalty.
Jaipur literature festival, Udaipur music festival, Camel fair, etc makes winter the eBay time to visit Rajasthan. Needless to say the reprieve from the scorching heat. Needless to say that Rajasthan as a whole is worth visiting in February.
Things to do/see in and around: (Shekhawati), Jodhpur- Gangaur Festival, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Udaipur
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is regarded as the ‘spiritual capital of India’. Nestled on the banks of river Ganges, this is considered one of the most sacred cities. Moreover, the city is famous for its fabrics and artwork. Due to its prominent role in history, Varanasi is the favorite place for archaeologists. Aghor peeth, Ashok pillar, Ramnagar fort – the places of interest in and around Varanasi are many.
Things to do/see in and around: Ganges River, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Dhamek Stupa, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University, Ruchika Art Gallery, and many more
Coorg or Kodagu is a magnificent hill station in the Indian state of Karnataka. Popularly known as Scotland of India, this picturesque place is like a lady-love waiting for her paramour. It treats us with as much love that the visitors will be forced to revisit the place again and again. The place is famous for its coffee plantations, steep hills, countless streams, rich flora & fauna, lush forests, and breathtaking views.
Things to do/see in and around: Abbey Falls, Mercara Solg Estate Coffee Plantation, Raja’s Seat, Cauvery River, Tibetan Monastery, Brhamagiri Hills, Nisargadhama Forest are some of the tourist destinations in Coorg.
Kalpetta is rich in its history and heritage value, making it an ideal destination for visiting. If you love to be a pahadi in South India, Kalpetta would be the best destination. February is the time when the place is blessed with the best climatic conditions. Muscular mountains, serene nature, lush greenery, we fall out our adjectives when describing this beauty and our time there.
Things to do/see in and around: Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Thirunelli Temple, Soochippara falls, Banasura Hills, Lakkidi Viewpoint, Meenmutty Falls, Kuruva Island, etc. are the major tourist destinations in Kalpettta.
Situated near Periyar National Park, Thekkady is known for its eponymous teak plantations. The landscape with the best climate throughout the year makes this place no less than a paradise. Boating in Thekkady is a magical experience that everyone should experience in their lifetime.
The place is an abode for elephants, tigers, lion-tailed macaques, and Nilgiri langurs. Elephants coming down in herds to drink water is an endearing sight during the boating.
Things to do/see in and around: Murikkady, Chellar Kovil, Anakkara, Mangala Devi Temple, Periyar National Park, etc., are some tourist destinations to look for when visiting Thekkady.
Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
Orange groves in the Shevaroy hills – The definition brings to mind only one name. Yercaud. Coffee and spice plantations would be another flora attraction of Yercaud. This is an ideal place to visit in South India if you love to live amidst the woods. The place got the name from ‘Yeri Kaad’ which means Lake forest.
This place is also called the ‘Jewel of the south’. This place also contains a sprawling reserve forest. This is an ultimate destination for nature lovers with bison, partridges, bulbuls, swallows, and more fauna.
Things to do/see in and around: Yercaud Lake, Pagoda Point, Loop Road, Pagoda Point, Silk Farm, Rose Garden, Kottachedu Teak Forest, Bears Cave, Kiliyur waterfall, and many more.
Rolling hills punctuated with Tea plantations. That is Munnar for you. If you go to Munnar, a small town in the western ghats, all you can see are tea plantations. But as you go up the hill to the top station, the beauty changes the color not once but several times. Every time you visit Munnar, you will find a new shade of beauty. Eravikulam National Park, the home to Nilgiri Tahr, Lakkam Waterfalls, and many more tourist destinations, is near Munnar. This explains pretty much why this place is called the ‘Kashmir of South India.
Things to do/see in and around: Munnar Top Station, Blossom Park, Lakkam Waterfalls, Tea Estates, Tea Museum, Attukad Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu View Point, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more.
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Araku valley, surrounded by thick forest, is an ideal destination for adventure lovers. It is known for the tribal museum dedicated to different indigenous tribes, their traditions, Dhimsa dance, handicrafts, etc. a mini train that runs through Padmapuram gardens is yet another attraction.
Coastal town Gopalpur is a favorite beach tourist destination. The famous Gopalpur Beach Festival is the attraction of Gopalpur.
Things to do/see in and around: Gopalpur Beach, Ramha, Gopalpur Lighthouse, Mayfair Palm Beach, OTDC Shop, Rushikuyla Beach, Shakuntala Market.
Chilka Lake, Odisha
Chilka lake is in it’s complete form from October to March due to the presence of migrating birds. Makar Mela takes place in January. It is a sight to watch for the pilgrims and tourists. This is the largest lagoon in India, and hence the tourists can’t come back without a boat ride in the lake watching the migratory birds and Irrawaddy dolphins.
Things to do/see in and around: Nalaban, Kalijai temple, Satpada, Honeymoon Island, Beacon Island, Birds Island, Breakfast Island, Mangaljodi.
If you want to attend the Kala Ghoda festival in Mumbai, this is the right time to visit. It is a 9 days long festival that starts on the first Saturday of February and ends on the second Sunday of the same month. It is the ultimate festival for art lovers. The festival attracts people worldwide with several activities related to art, dance theatre, music, etc.
Things to do/see in and around: Haji Ali, Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple, Smaaash, Imagica, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive, Essel World, and many more.
Places to Travel in India in March
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is a beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh, often known as the Queen of Hill Stations, and has stood by its title. Its mesmerizing beauty, markets, culture, festivals, and architecture have made it the most popular hill station in India. The Kalka–Shimla Railway route built in the British Raj is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Things to do/see in and around: Shri Hanuman Jakhu (Statue), Jakhu Temple, Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, Mall Road, The Ridge, The Kali Temple on Bantony Hill, and Annadale are some most visited tourist sites. It is also a substantial commercial and educational hub.
The coldest desert in the world, Ladhak is the epitome of scenic views.
Ladhak is a Union Territory whereas, Leh is a district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The picturesque locations and monasteries, lush green grasslands, high-altitude peaks, local markets, heritage, and culture are something that one should witness at least once.
Things to do/see in and around: Its history is vast, and so are the activities there. It offers several adventurous activities like climbing, jeeps tours, rafting, and high-altitude trekking. The people in Ladhak majorly follow Tibetan Buddhist culture. The cuisine is also similar to that of Tibetian food.
It is the holy place of India situated on Pamban Island, separated from mainland India. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka from this is the place. The Ramanathaswamy Temple, the temple of Lord Shiva, is a holy place in the town, bringing devotees across the globe to this pilgrimage town. Pilgrims perform rituals in honor of their ancestors at this seashore. There are sixty-four Tīrthas (holy water bodies) in and around Rameswaram.
Things to do/see in and around: Gandhamathana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi, and the Five-faced Hanuman Temple are also some places that are must-visits for tourists and devotees.
Kovalam is a town in South India. It is famous for its beaches, such as Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach. Its resorts, yoga, ayurvedic, and herbal massage centers are best for relaxing and pampering yourself. It is also a well-developed shopping center for spices, wooden statues, handicrafts, cuisine, and culture.
Things to do/see in and around: Vellyani Lake, Water Sports in Kovalam, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Halcyon Castle, and many more.
Siliguri, West Bengal
Siliguri is a northeastern place located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Tea plantations surround it. Basundara Basanta Utsav celebrated in March on the day of Holi, is one of the best times to visit. This is the celebration of Love and the Celebration of spring.
Things to do/see in and around: Salugara Monastery, ISKON Temple-Siliguri, Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more.
Singalila National Park, West Bengal
Singhalia national park, known for the Sandakphu trekking route, is the favorite tourist destination for adventure lovers. Tonglu trekkers hut, Meghma village, Kancendzonga, has everything that nature and adventure lovers would look for.
Ratna Giri, Maharashtra
Ratnagiri, a small yet beautiful town in Maharashtra, celebrates the Velas Turtle festival in March. This is a festival to celebrate and encourage the breeding time of the turtles. This is a novel attempt to conserve Olive Ridley Turtles. There are many activities and food fests related to the festival to attract tourists worldwide.
Things to do/see in and around: Jaigad Fort, Ganapatipule Beach, Swayambhu Ganapati Temple, Jai Vinayak Temple, Jaigad Lighthouse, Ratnadurga Fort, Thiba Palace, Bhatye Beach, Thibaw Point, Dhamapur Lake, Tilak Ali Museum, Pandre Samudra, Ratnagiri Marine Fish Museum, Malgund and many more.
Champaner is a UNESCO Heritage site. It is always referred to together with Pavagadh. Pavgadh sits on the top of the hills while the monuments of Champaner are at the base. It is considered that Pavgadh looks over Chmapner. Champaner is the only Islamic-Mughal city that represents the era in all its originality.
Things to do/see in and around: Pavagadh Hill, Pavagadh Fort, Kevada Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Helical Step Well, Lila Gumbaj ki Masjid, Sikandar Shah’s Tomb and many more.
Places to Travel in India in April
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
The name Manali brings to mind two other words – skiing and honeymoon. It is called India’s honeymoon capital. No one can come back from Manali without experiencing the adrenaline rush of skiing.
Things to do/see in and around: Hidimba Devi Temple, Rohtang Pass, Manu Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Mall Road, Solang Valley, Van Vihar National Park, Jogini Falls, Old Manali, Nehru Kund, Arjun Gufa, Cafe 1947, The Castle Manali, Rahalla Falls, Beas River, Jagatsukh and Many More.
Sonmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Sonmarg is a hill station in Srinagar. The name means meadow of gold. Vishansar lake, Nilagrad river, zojila pass, Thajiwas glacier, white river rafting, the activities that you can do in Sonmarg are innumerable.
Andaman & Nicobar
This popular holiday destination with rich wildlife provides numerous tourist activities. Game fishing, trekking, bird watching, jet ski riding – One visit to the place would leave you with memorable experiences.
Things to do/see in and around: Port Blair, Baratang Island, Radhanagar Beach, Cellular Jail, Diglipur, Chidiya Tapu, Barren Island, Ross Island, Elephant Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Kala Patthar, and many more as they offer beautiful sunsets, distinct wildlife, watch migratory birds, and much more.
Famous for its soothing climate, Kodaikanal is a hill station in the Dindigul district. This is the favorite holiday destination of tourists who are looking forward to escaping this high temperature in summer. The artificial Kodaikanal lake and eucalyptus forests, along with the horse ride, are the major attractions.
Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
Khangchendzonga national park in Sikkim is a bio reserve and a national park added to the Unesco Heritage sites. This is your ultimate destination for trekking if you are a mountaineer.
Goecha La, Sikkim
It is a mountain pass on the border of West Bengal and Sikkim. Sunrise in the Kanchenjunga range is considered the most beautiful, and it is the major highlight of Goechala. The rhododendron forests bloom with pink flowers is a sight to the eyes.
Gir National Park, Gujarat
Gir national park was established to protect Asiatic Lions. Devalia Safari park in the Gir National Park is a sight with lions, leopards, and antelopes. Another attraction in this area is the Kamleshwar dam which contains crocodiles and birds like the Pelicans.
Matheran is a hill station in Maharashtra embraced by a thick forest. It is not possible to reach the place using any vehicles. Only access through narrow gauge railway. From Panorama Point, you can see the mountains of the Western Ghats, while Louisa Point has waterfalls and the ancient Prabal Fort.
Places to Travel in India in May
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh is situated between India and Tibet, hence the name spiti (middle land). This is the land of Buddhism, and hence you can see several monasteries. The key monastery, Tabo monastery, Lhalung monastery, to name a few.
Chail is a hill station in Uttarakhand. The Chail Palace was the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. Rashtriya Military School, Chail Sanctuary, Sadhupul, etc. are some of the major tourist attractions of Chail.
Forest, tribes, best climate, soothing nature – Wayanad is one place where you visit and come back refreshed and rejuvenated. The Wayand wildlife sanctuary is indeed a sanctuary for endangered species. Edakkal caves in the Ambukuthi hills contain ancient petroglyphs.
Bangalore is your place if you want to have the dazzle of the metro life and enjoy the millennial fun time. Easily accessible to natural beauties like Nandi hills, Bangalore is the favorite pitstop for travelers.
Things to do/see in and around: Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Brigade Road, Bannerghatta National Park, Nandi Hills, Bangalore Palace, Vidhana Soudha, Ramanagra, Kanakpura, Snow City, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Iskcon Temple, Lumbini Gardens, Devanahalli Fort, Bangalore Fort, MG Road, Commercial Street and many more.
Umiam Lake, Shillong
Umiam lake is the reservoir in Meghalaya. As per an old story told by locales of Meghalaya, this lake is formed by a sister’s tears. Two sisters from heaven decided to travel the earth; one lost her way in between and couldn’t reach. The one who could make it to earth reached here and started crying in regret of making this decision, and her tears formed the shape of a lake. Isn’t it emotional! Sitting at the lake and watching Sunset calms your mind and fills your heart with loads of emotions, and Sunrise is a treat to the eyes.
It is also a perfect destination for watersports like kayaking, water cycling, etc.
This is a hill station surrounded by the Sahyadri hills. Attracting the tourists by its sheer beauty, this is a place that has to be explored more.
Things to do/see in and around: Kondeshwar Temple, Bedse Caves, Bhiair Caves, Uksan Lake, Bhandar Dongar, Bhaje Waterfall, Andra Valley Dam, ancient Buddhist caves and magnificent temples to modern paragliding facilities and flying schools, and many more.
Manori is an island in the northern parts of Mumbai. It is a clean, calm, and safe place in the suburbs of Mumbai.
Things to do/see in and around: Global Vipassana Pagoda, Samudreshwar Temple, The Sufi Dargah, Have a picnic, Stay at Beachside Resort, Enjoy the ferry ride.
Places to Travel in India in June
Dhanaulti is a small village near Mussoorie, exquisitely snuggled amid the towering Himalayan peaks. People who are looking for solitude and peace would surely love the surroundings at Dhanulti. The place doesn’t have any fancy hotels or modern eateries, as it is more of a calm halt for travelers heading for long journeys in Uttarakhand.
Not being a destination in itself, Dhanaulti still offers a range of scenic places for sightseeing. Far away from the city’s hustle-bustle, this is a place for people seeking privacy in the hills.
Things to do/see in and around: Eco Park, Deogarh Fort, Surkanda Devi Temple, Tehri Dam, Kanatal Adventure Camp, Dhanaulti Adventure Camp, Dashvatar Temple, Potato Farm. Skywalk, Sky bridging, Zip Swing, valley crossing, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Camping, Rappelling, Paragliding
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station that won the heart of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, which made him stay here for months in 1937. Therefore, Dalhousie has two famous places named after him, Subhash Chowk and Subhash Baolli. Spread out over five hills, the town is famous for its rich colonial architecture, beautiful churches, forest trail, and waterfalls.
Deodar, Oak, Pines, and blossoming rhododendrons enhances the beauty of this small yet important hill station of Himachal Pradesh. The magnificent view of Chamba valley, the twists and turns of Ravi, and the gigantic Dhauladhar range mesmerize the visitors so much that they spend more days than planned.
Cafes, Market, Mall road, has an equal impact on tourists as it was before.
Things to do/see in and around: Kalatop, Panchpula, Chamera Lake, Khajjiar, Dainkund Peak, St. John’s Church, Satdhara Falls, Subhash Chowk, Subhash Baoli, Chamba, Gandhi Chowk. Boat Ride in Chamera Lake, Adventure sports in Khajjiar, Hike Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Trek to Ganji PahariHimachal
Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
This Himalayan Paradise holds great significance as an offbeat destination with its pristine lakes, historical forts and temples, and gushing waterfalls. Adventure enthusiasts and trekkers feel rejuvenated hiking across the beautiful mountain trails and nature’s exotic beauty.
Located within the Himalayas, the beauty of Tirthan valley is personified with the green meadows, its exclusive wild flora, and the natural springs. The fantastic waterfalls are a photographer’s delight offering unique opportunities to click beautiful postcard pictures of the beautiful lush green surroundings. The convergence of Tirthan and Flachan and Sainj and Tirthan rivers is one more attraction point for visitors.
Things to do/see in and around: Jibhi, Jalori Pass, Serlosar Lake, Great Himalayan National Park, Chhoie Waterfall, Budhi Nagin Temple, Raghupur Fort, Shringa Rishi Temple. Trekking at the great Himalayan national park, rock climbing, fishing, bird watching, camping
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Commonly known as ‘Amsterdam of India,’ Kasol is a picturesque small village situated along the banks of the river Parvati in Himachal Pradesh. Popularly known as the hub for nature lovers, trekkers, and backpackers, Kasol has gained loads of tourist attractions over the past few years.
Next to the religious town Manikaran Saheb, Kasol is one of the best places in the country to relax and chill in the landscape` of snow-clad mountains, pine trees, and a gurgling river. Famous for its trekking trails, which even offer you a natural, cultural feel of this region.
Things to do/see in and around: Manikaran Sahib, Malana Village (little Greece), Nature Park Kasol, Tosh Village, Chalal Village, Shiv MMandir Manikaran, Pulga Village, Naggar Village, Moon Dance Café, Stone Garden Café, Jim Morrison Café.
Trekking to Kheerganga, Yanker Pass, Sar Pass, and Pin Parbati Pass
Hemkund Sahib, Uttarakhand
Hemkund Sahib is a highly respected pilgrimage site for the Sikh community. As per the belief, the tenth guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, spent 10 years meditation here. The spectacular location of the Himalayas surrounds this religious site. Hemkund Sahib is nestled between the peaks of the Hemkund Parvat.
The name ‘Hemkund’ means lake of snow, and the waters are ice cold. Many devotees visit the gurudwara from all corners before it closes down for the winter season between October and April. Sikh pilgrims arrive at the gurudwara to help repair the trail, often damaged after the winter season.
The gurudwara also houses a scenic lake where devotees take a holy dip. It is believed that the place once used to be a meditation ground for Lord Rama’s brother, Lakshmana. A nearby temple dedicated to Lord Lakshmana can also be visited during a trip to Hemkund Sahib.
Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry is recognized for preserving the traces of French heritage with Indian culture that offers a beautiful time to visitors. Either beaches or historical monuments or its temples to churches, Pondicherry is a fascinating tourist destination in India.
Pondicherry is a place for all kinds of visitors, the one looking for adventure activities and the other who wants to get themselves indulged in spirituality—looking for spirituality!
Visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville that attracts thousands of visitors to explore this beautiful town. Pondicherry is also a place for nature lovers, foodies, or shopaholics. This small town holds the interest of everyone just in one place.
Things to do/see in and around: Paradise Beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Serenity Beach, Arikamedu, Auroville Beach, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rock Beach, Ousteri Lake, VaradarajaPerumal Temple, Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Meeran Mosque, Ananda Ranga Pillai Mansion, etc. Surfing, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Cycling, Ebike tours, Boat ride, Jet Ski, etc.
Bomdila Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
It was established in 1965; Bomdila Monastery, also known as Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Lling monastery, was built by the twelfth incarnation of the TsonaGontse Rinpoche. Inside the Gompa, there’s a big prayer used by the lamas for praying; the Temple of Buddha and a tiny quarter of monks.
Apart from its religious importance, the monastery is also famous for its serene beauty. Incredible vistas that you can see from here are fabulous and unbelievable. Located at 8500 feet above sea level, Bomdila Monastery is a replica of a monastery in South Tibet.
Things to do/see in and around: Tipi, Craft Centre, and Bhalukpong are some places you can plan to visit over a trip to Bomdila Monastery.
The gateway to Nagaland, Dimapur is an alluring part of Northeast India and a must-visit travel place.
Famous for handicrafts and handlooms, Dimapur was one the capital of the Kachari tribe, remnants of which can be seen even today. And that is the reason why here one can find many temples and monuments. Apart from archeologists tracing its fascinating past, the place remains packed with business travelers due to its commercial centers.
Things to do/see in and around: The Triple Falls, Kachari Ruins, Chumukedima Village, Zoological Park, Diezephe Village, Sumi Town Baptist Church, Shiva Temple, Rangapahar Reserve Forest, Nagaland Science Centre, Khekiho Memorial Park, Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary, Hong Kong Market.
Mokokchung is one of the most urbanized places after Dimapur and Kohima. It’s a land full of exclusivity and originality. One can easily witness the lush flora, exotic attractions, and calm places all in one place. Mokokchung is the centremost place in Nagaland; hence, easily linked to many villages and draws attractions.
Despite being urbanized, Mokokchung lets you explore the calm and eccentric villages surrounding local history, pine trees, and rhododendrons like Longkhum Village.
You may also visit the oldest tribal Village of Nagaland, Uma Village. Here you can witness the old log drum, once an instrument to signal messages. Feel the soothing atmosphere and natural splendor when in Mokokchung.
Things to do/see in and around: Mother Church of Mokukchung, Uma Village, Mopungchuket Village, the district park, and more.
Amboli Falls, Maharashtra
Sited in the hill station of Amboli in Maharashtra, Amboli falls are worth visiting. Being the home of unusual species of flora and fauna, Amboli is also known as the eco spot in the world. During Monsoon, the beauty of the waterfall gets up to the next level, which brings more visitors every year to witness this extremely breathtaking view of Amboli.
Amboli waterfall is surrounded by several other waterfalls and greenery, enhancing the beauty of this mesmerizing place.
Places to Travel in India in July
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Titled as UNESCO’s World Heritage National Park, the Valley of Flowers is bequeathed with rare and mysterious Himalayan flora. It seems like a garland of nature quietly nestled in the West Himalayan region of Uttarakhand and has a trek that goes through dense forests, along with the Pushpawati river, and can be reached by crossing many bridges, glaciers, and waterfalls on the way.
The untouched beauty of this transcendent Valley has always lured nature lovers, adventure lovers, and botanists. This Valley seems to change color throughout the season and creates wonders for the people passing by. It is the house of many unusual species of flora like Brahmakamal, cobra lily, blue poppy, etc.
The much-sought destination for photographers, trekkers, nature lovers, botanists, the Valley of Flowers is even popular among International tourists. Every year many international tourists flock to witness this mystical beauty of nature in this valley.
Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir
One of the most sacred and sought for pilgrimages in India is The Amarnath Yatra. Situated at a high altitude at a remote location, the majority of the year, the Amarnath caves remain inaccessible. Only between July to September can people visit and take the blessings of Lord Shiva. Also, to get the complete Darshan of the Almighty, it is advisable to travel to Amarnath between July to September. This is the primary reason why every year, India witnesses significant footfall in Amarnath Yatra.
A beautiful coastal city in Kerala, Kozhikode or Calicut is also known as the spice trade center of South India. Unspoiled heaven in nature, Kozhikode is filled with greenery, historical forts, tranquil beaches that seems like a dream place to any traveler. Either you are just crossing by or a locale, Kozhikode is a must-stop in place for you.
Things to do/see in and around: Pazhassi Raja Museum And Art Gallery, Thikkoti Light House, Kozhikode Beach, Mananchira Square, Beypore, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thali Temple, Calicut Planetarium, Mishkal Mosque, Mother Of God Cathedral, Peruvannamuzhi Dam, Krishna Menon Museum, Lion’s Park, Kozhippara Falls, Villari Mala.
Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
Sheltered in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass and a widespread hill station. It holds the beauty of nature in the number of lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and different species of flora and fauna. Malshej Ghat is an ultimate retreat from the hustle-bustle of city life, popular amongst trekkers, hikers, and nature lovers.
It is primarily known for the pink flamingoes, which migrate here during July and September. With lush green hills and exotic pink flamingoes, this place becomes stunning during the monsoons.
Things to do/see in and around: Bird Watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Rock Climbing at Ajoba Hill Fort, Enjoy the Cascading Waterfalls, Hit the Trekking Trails.
Andharban Jungle Trek, Maharashtra
Andharban is accurately called the Dark Forest. Situated in Pimpri, Maharashtra, this is one of the dense jungles in India. It is located about 1.5hr from Lonavla and happens to be a famous trekking region in southern India.
Ideally taken during the monsoons, the majority of the trek leads through the dense sheltered cover of the forest. The most exciting element of this trail is that it is a descending trail throughout the way, so instead of climbing, you will be going down. Plenty of Ponds and powerful cascading waterfalls provides an excellent photography backdrop. While trekking, you get a chance to gaze at the stunning view of the adjoining Kundalika Valley and will encounter several unique flora and fauna native to this place.
Places to Travel in India in August
Broadly known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur holds the honor of being the first planned city of India. Majorly famous for its handicrafts, traditional jewelry, and traditional fabrics, Jaipur also caters to its tourists with mouth-watering food like Ghewar, Pyaaz Kachori, Dal Bati Churma, etc.
Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur is renowned globally for its colored gems. The capital city of Rajasthan is a blend of ancient history with all the benefits of a metropolitan area. The energetic modern-day city is part of the three curves of the golden triangle, including Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.
Home to a few UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur holds many magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and museums and brims with bustling local bazaars where you can shop to your heart’s content.
Things to do/see in and around: Amer Fort, City Fort, Nahargarh Qila, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Chokhi Dhani, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji Temple, Abhaneri Stepwell, Bapu Bazaar, Johri Bazaar, and many more.
Zanskar Valley, Jammu & Kashmir
Famous for its high-level beautiful mountains and landscape backdrop, Zanskar is one of the most uncharted places in Jammu and Kashmir. The pleasant climate, mesmerizing landscapes, snow-capped Himalayan Mountains peaks, and sparkling rivers make Zanskar a perfect holiday destination for worldwide tourists.
Things to do/see in and around: Rumtse, Sani Monastery, Baralacha la, Lingshed monastery, Phuktal monastery, Drang Drung Glacier, Zangla, Stoongdey Monastery, Panikhar, Karsha Monastery, etc.
Situated on Vembanad Lake in Kerala, approx. 13 km away from Kottayam, Kumarakom is a small village that offers an array of flora, mesmerizing sightseeing, fishing, and boating experience.
Listed as one of the must-see places in a lifetime by National Geographic magazine, Kumarakom is known for its mangrove forests; coconut trees comprise waterways, emerald green paddy fields, and canals decked with white lilies captivates the tourist from worldwide.
Things to do/see in and around: make a visit to the bird sanctuary, cruise through the Vembanad lake and Alappuzha backwaters, enjoy the typical Kerala cuisines, visit the beautiful island ‘Pathiramanal,’ Visit Aruvikuzhi Waterfalls, Aymanam, Pallikoodam, Nattakom, and Panachikadu reservoir.
Which is the Cleanest Village in India?
We have a myth that Indian villages cannot be clean. In Mawlynnong Village, Cleanliness is a way of life. Houses in Mawlynnong Village have operational toilest since 2007; bamboo dustbins dot the lanes, nooks, and every corner of Mawlynnong. Not only this, smoking is prohibited in this area, and plastic is a ban. Leaves falling from trees go straight to the dustbins, and the locale residents of the Village maintain all this.
Mawlynnong Village is open throughout the year. Still, the best time to visit is the rainy season, when rains enhance the beauty of its lush green forest. Mawlynnong living root bridges have also been declared a world heritage by UNESCO. Apart from this, Mawlynnong Village boasts a 100% literacy rate, and most of the locales are fluent in English.
Things to do/see in and around: Mawlynnong waterfalls, Jigamaham Living Root Bridge, Dawki, Shnongpdeng, Mawlynnong Sacred Forest, Skywalk.
Globally known for its Vipassana Center, Igatpuri is Situated in the magnificent Sahyadri Mountain in Nashik, Maharashtra.
This small town has numerous sightseeing attractions enclosed by dense forests, mist-laden mountains, and verdant valleys. The Igatpuri tourist places cater to travelers and serve as a great escape from the chaos of everyday lives. A retreat for nature-buffs, the town has many pristine waterfalls, ancient forts, and numerous adventure activities, including trekking, rock climbing, camping, and more.
Things to do/see in and around: Tringalwadi Fort, Vihigaon Waterfall, Ghatandevi Temple, Kalsubai Peak, Vipassana Center, Bhavani Dam, Bhatsa River, Sandhan Valley, Myanmar Gate, Kasara Ghat, Camel valley, Kullangad Trek.
Udaipur, the enchanting capital of Mewar, Rajasthan, is a royal tourist destination for travelers who love to engrossed themselves in history, architecture, and culture.
Renowned for its ancient forts, massive palaces, beautiful lakes, age-old temples, lush green gardens, romantic landscapes, and so much more. The perfect time to explore Udaipur is from August-end to March. While on a Udaipur sightseeing tour, you can expect to capture amazing pictures owing to the city’s beauty.
Things to do/see in and around
City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Lake Pichola, Vintage Car Museum, Haldighaati, Bada Mahal, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum, Neemach Mata Temple, Crystal Gallery, Jag Mandir Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Kumbhalgarh Fort, etc.
Places to Travel in India in September
Neemrana showcases the glorious life of kings & queens; their darbars and palaces are still managed to hold the royal culture and heritage. The magnificent places to visit in and around Neemrana make this historical place a more exciting and fun getaway.
The places to visit around Neemrana are equally famous, like Sariska National Park that houses the Royal Bengal Tiger, sambars and the historic town of Narnaul dating back to the Mahabharata-era are not-to-be-missed.
Things to do/see in and around: Baori, Neemrana Fort, Paradise Water Park, Village Safari, Sariska National Park, Bala Quila, Zip lining at Neemrana Fort, Kesroli Fort, Narnaul, Siliserh Lake, vintage car rides, Camel Safaris, Stay in the room where royalty once did.
Away from the city’s hustle-bustle, Chakrata is a loner’s delight. Surrounded by the coniferous forests, Chakrata is an untouched and unexplored hilly town near Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This secluded town is blessed with natural scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes. Chakrata is an ideal place to spend some quiet time and relax.
Catch the serene gardens of the Ram Tal or ponder over the mysteries of Budher caves; Chakrata is full of adventure.
Things to do/see in and around: Camping in Hathni Kund, Bird Watching in tiger, falls, river rafting at Yamuna Adventure park, explore the forests of Deoband.
Athirapally Falls, Kerala
Often known as “Niagra of India,” Athirapalli fall is probably one of the largest waterfalls of India and in Kerala. Resting at 1000ft above sea level, the waterfall comes to 80 feet level through several streams. The spectacle of the water rumbling onto the ground mesmerizes you with a sense of curiosity at the sheer intensity and beauty of nature.
Located around 60 km from Thrissur district, it is a permanent picnic spot for people in the area and beyond. Surrounded by greenery, it is perfect for walks and picnics with loved ones.
Things to do/see in and around: Vazhachal Waterfalls, Sholayar Dam, Charpa Waterfalls, Thumboormuzhi Dam, Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, Namami Spa & Wellness Centre, Silver Storm Water Theme Park, Illithode
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
The 7th-century former port city is now famed for its rock-cut shore temples, the lone lighthouse on a hill, excellent seafood; Mahabalipuram is a small town in Tamil Nadu. A perfect getaway for backpackers with plenty of activities and a cheap stay.
The town is mainly famous for its rock-cut shore temple, consisting of three temples built in one complex. Another known temple is Pancha Rathas- a group of five temples sculpted in the form of Chariots.
Things to do/see in and around: The Crocodile Farm, Arjuna’s Penance, the Cave temples, the Indian Seashell Museum, Krishna’s Butterball.
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati in Andhra is one of the most-visited pilgrims in India. According to folklore, Lord Vishnu chose as an alternative to Vaikuntha and is identical to the Tirumala Venkateswara temple devoted to Lord Vishnu, situated near Tirumala hills.
Apart from being a pilgrim town, modern-day Tirupati is fast turning into a business hub of southern Andhra Pradesh. Significant brands of automobile, electrical, textile, mobile and electronic companies have their outlets in Tirupati. Several Sugar mills, pharmaceutical companies, and cement factories can be seen here.
Things to do/see in and around: Tirumala Temple, Sri Padmavati Ammavari Temple, Iskon Tirupati, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Kapila Teertham, Sri Govindraj Swami Temple, Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Talakona Waterfall, Akash Ganga, and many more.
Dooars, West Bengal
With a pristine terrain and the gigantic Himalayas influencing a magnificent backdrop, Dooars. It is a paradise for nature lovers. In Bengali, duar means door and is the door to Bhutan and North East India. This region has been rightly named Dooars/Duars as it is the door to Bhutan and North East India.
It is surrounded by dense forests and tropical wildlife, veined by mighty rivers like Teesta, Torsa, Murti, Jaldhaka, Dyna, and Sankosh. Exploring its rich flora and fauna and beautiful landscape gives an unforgettable time to nature lovers.
Things to do/see in and around: Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary, Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara National Park, Rippling rivulets of Jhalong are places to visit in Dooars.
Konark is mainly famous for the Sun Temple at Konark, which is the pinnacle of Architecture. Built-in, the 12th Century AD by King Narasimha Deva I, the Temple, which results from 700 years of grind in search of perfection, has been declared the Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its massive structure, precision, symmetry, and intricate detailing continue to leave us enthralled.
The Temple is designed as a chariot of God Sun driven by 24 brilliantly carved wheels pulled by 7 horses. Apart from Sun Temple, Konark is also famous for its beaches and scenic beauty.
Things to do/see in and around: Konark Museum, Chandrabhaga Beach, Ramchandi Temple & Beach, Astaranga Beach, Kuruma, Varahi Devi Temple, Maa Mangala Temple
Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
A paradise in the lap of mother nature, Ziro holds the position of Asia’s second-largest Village. It is located in the hostile mountain-scape of Arunachal Pradesh. The climate in Ziro is mild throughout the year, making it comfortable to travel all year round; September marks the month of the ‘Ziro Music Festival.’
While the serenity of this enchanting modest town makes it a soul seekers paradise, its quintessence scenic beauty also attracts countless nature lovers and photographers who especially travel here for its soulful delight. If you are looking forward to a soul-captivating trekking experience, wildlife exploration, and jungle camping fun, Ziro will not leave anyone disheartened.
Ziro will amaze you with its systematic channels and canals for irrigation, even on such a hilltop.
Ajanta & Ellora, Maharashtra
One of India’s first World Heritage sites, the Ajanta Caves, consists of the most beautiful masterworks of Paintings, Sculpture, and 31 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments.
The Ellora Caves are very well known for their Indian-rock-cut architecture. About 34 rock-cut temples and caves that can be dated to about 600 to 1000 AD are essential in understanding the lives of the people living in these times.
It won’t be wrong to say that these sculptures, paintings, and monuments denote the starting of Indian Classical Art.
Things to do/see in and around: Grihneshwar Temple, Bibi ka Makbara, Buddhist Caves-Ellora, Jain Caves- Ellora, Khuldabad, Daulatabad Fort, Panchakki-Aurangabad
Are you looking at places to visit in Panchgani?
Panchgani is celebrated for its diversity, dramatic waterfalls, lakes, and valley; it is a true joy for any traveler.
With the calm and serene river, Krishna, Panchgani is undoubtedly a heaven for tourists who seek physical and mental relief.
Panchgani’s convents, churches, and other colonial structures are the remnants of the British Raj. Trekking in the lush green areas of Panchgani not only excites many trekkers every year but forces them to admire the rich flora and fauna.
Things to do/see in and around: Tableland, Parsi Point, Sydney Point, Dhom Dam, Kate’s Point, Pratapgad Fort, Kamalgad Fort, Rajpuri Caves, Lingmala Falls, and many more.
Places to Travel in India in October
Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
The hills, lakes, grasslands, and riverine belts are a delight to watch during October and winter seasons. The mornings in the Corbett park are bewitching. It is no doubt that this dense forest is rich in wildlife and is home to many species and plants. Along with the Royal Bengal Tigers that lure for safari holidays in Jim Corbett, you can also witness chinkara, sambhar, Fishing Cats, Himalayan Tahr, Serow Goral, and many other wild species that fills your heart with adventure.
Bundi, also known as the Blue City, is an attraction for people who have an eye for details. It is abundant in heritage with forts, paintings, mansions, palaces, step-wells, and culture. The view of Aravali Hills from the top of the forts in Bundi is just mesmerizing.
Things to do/see in and around: Badal Mahal, Garh Palace, Moti Mahal, Taragarh Fort, Bhoraji-ka-Kund, Nawal Sagar Lake, Shikar Burj, Chhatra Mahal, Hathi Poj, Phool Mahal, Step Wells, Bundi Utsav
Mysore, a city in Karnataka, is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills. It is known for its rich food, such as Mysore Pak and Mysore Masala Dosa. Mysore Dasara, which is usually known as Dashera, is a treat to watch and celebrate.
It usually occurs in September or October. The City of Palaces is home to many beautiful heritage sites.
Things to do/see in and around: Mysore Palace, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, Railway Museum, Shuka Vana, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium, Devaraja Market, GRS Fantasy Park, Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden, Lalitha Mahal, Shuka Vana, Devaraja Market, and many more.
The town with cliffs declared as National Geographical Monuments adjacent to the Arabian Sea is loved by beach lovers.
The beaches in this town and near this town hold many sports and relaxing activities best for leisure. Janardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi (Benares of the South), Vaishnavaite shrine, is also located in Varkala.
Things to do/see in and around: Varkala Beach, Janardhana Swami Temple, Enjoy the Gorgeous view of the Arabian Sea at Kappil Beach, Visit Anjengo Fort and Light House, Attend Yoga Classes, Visit Varkala Aquarium, Explore the local culture at Varkala Culture Center.
Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai National Park is a tiger reserve on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. It is home to many flora and fauna, including endangered species.
A five days car festival brings many people to The Bokkapuram Mariamman Temple. The forest and falls in Mudumalai never fail to allure the tourists.
Things to do/see in and around: Jungle Trek, Stay in the wildlife sanctuary, Visit Bandipur National Park.
Nandi Hills, Karnataka
The Hill of Happiness, or we call it Nandi Hills, is a spot for trekking, hiking and has a trail. Apart from its scenic beauty, this place offers many different experiences to tourists, including ancient temples, remnants of Royal, and other vital structures.
Tourists are also attracted to Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Tipu’s Summer Palace, Tipu Drop, and Skandagir. Watching the sunrise in Nandi Hills is a must.
Things to do/see in and around: Tipu Sultan’s Fort, Skandagiri, Brahmashram, Amruth Sarovar, Bhoga Nandeeswara Temple, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Muddena Halli Museum, Grover’s Zampa Vineyard, and many other tourist attractions.
Coonoor, a town in Tamil Nadu, is known for many must-visit sites, Sim Park, Dolphin Nose, Rallia Dam, Abbey Falls, and markets. It is an attraction for trekkers and campers. This hill station provides shelter to various wild flora and birds.
Being the second most prominent hill station in Nilgiri, Coonoor have the best of both artificial and natural beauty. Though the weather at Coonoor is pleasant throughout the year, yet tourists believe the best time to visit Coonoor is between October to March.
Things to do/see in and around: Heritage Train, Sim’s Park, St. George’s Church, Droog Fort, Law’s Falls, Rallia Dam, Dolphin’s Nose, Highfield Tea Factory, Ketti Valley, Lady Canning’s Seat, and many more.
Digha, West Bengal
The gently rolling waves in the low gradient and shallow sand beach make it the most famous sea beach in West Bengal.
It is a place of meditation for calm minds and a place to enjoy sunrise and sunset—a one-stop travel place for families looking forward to spending a lovely weekend.
Things to do/see in and around: Marine Station, Udaipur Beach, Shankarpur Beach, New Digha Beach, Amarabati Park, Talsari Beach, Chandaneshwar, Old Digha Beach
Kolkata, West Bengal
Kolkata was and is still the Culture Capital of India. It celebrated many festivals all year. One of its significant festivals is Durga Pooja which is usually celebrated in September or October. You would see the whole city illuminated, devoted and joyful at this point.
It never fails to make your taste buds crave its unique delicacies. Whether it is sweet or spicy food, you name it, and you get it.
Things to do/see in and around: Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Science City, Marble Palace, Kali Ghat, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Belur Math, Indian Museum, Eden Gardens, Park Street, Nicco Park, and many more.
Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. One could find a picturesque view of this fall and the forest surrounding it from October to December.
Along with its beauty, it has a story to tell, a story in which you can find the meaning of its name. This breathtaking fall will give you an experience of trekking and spending time in nature when it is at its best.
Things to do/see in and around: Sweet Falls, Wei Sawdong, Kynrem Falls, Mawsmai Caves, Arwah Caves, and more.
Ganpatipule, the land rich in flora, is a small town located on the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra. Apart from its beaches and scenic beauty, its primary attraction is the temples of Lord Ganesha.
It is a place for devotees near the beach, where you want to relax in a calm and peaceful environment. Unexplored by commercialism, Ganpatipule is an ideal place to visit for tourists looking for peace and pilgrim.
Things to do/see in and around: Water sports, Jaigad Fort, Swayambhu Ganpati temple, Malgund, Jaigad Lighthouse, Pawas, Veleneshwar.
The Tarkarli Beach is the Queen of Beaches of Konkan and is a hub for watersport activities. It has many tourist destinations and is a must-visit for people who love adventures.
It is famous for the Sighudur seaport, narrow and long stretch of beach, and white sand. Called the most beautiful beach in Maharashtra, Tarkarli also boasts the finest talcum-powder sand, and if your luck supports you, you may witness Dolphins too.
Things to do/see in and around: Water sports, Tarkarli Beach, Karli Backwaters, Devbaugh, Dhamapur Lake, Sindhudurg Fort, Shree Shivchhatrapati Shivaji Temple, Chivla Beach, Sagareshwar Beach.
Bandhavgarh National Park
This National Park of India and the Tiger Reserve is home to many wildlife species, including the big cats. Wild animals like leopards, tigers, bison are often seen in this park. Many species of birds are seen in this park. Owed to the striped cats and other fauna species, Bandhavgarh is considered the best wildlife safari in India.
Places to Travel in India in November
Alwar, one of the famous cities of Rajasthan, is popular among tourists. Alwar offers sightseeing options, travel activities, and tourist places that hold the hearts of its visitors. Sariska National Park is the most loved destination in Alwar.
The safari in Sariska National Park helps the tourists get a glimpse of the forest and its wildlife. Bhangarh Fort, a haunted fort, is a must-visit for people who like spooky stories and things.
Things to do/see in and around: Alwar Museum, Alwar Fort, Siliserh Lake Palace, Sariska Palace, Bala Qila fort, Sainthal Dam, City Palace, Vijay Mandir Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri, Garbhaji Falls are some sites to visit in Alwar.
Alwar also offers some fun activities like jet-skiing, pedal boating, crocodile sighting ride down the mountain on a zip line, and what can give more fun than exploring the vivid and eye-catching handicrafts and products of the local markets.
The enchanting hill station of Uttarakhand, Almora, is situated in the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayas. It surrounds itself with thick forests of pine and fir trees and rivers. Town of Temples is its other name.
The famous Hindu Temple, Nanda Devi, is the center of attention of a majority of tourists. Patal Devi temple, Maa Dunaguri temple are also some of its famous temples. The Chowk Bazaar, a local market, is known for premier quality angora wool garments and copperware. Almora is also well known for its delicious food like singauri and ginger tea among its visitors.
Things to do/see in and around: The tourists also visit some of its gorgeous destinations like Kathgodam, Nainital, Chaukori, Binsar, Kausani, Ranikhet, Saltakhet, Bageshwar. This town can soothe and calm your souls and at the same time make you try exciting things.
Situated near Kottayam-Idukki Border, Vagamon is a quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala. With a pleasant climate throughout the year, this breathtaking tourist spot has meandering rivulets and lush green hills surrounding it.
The tea garden, waterfalls, pine forests, mesmerizing paddocks are all that make Vagamon the perfect getaway. The Kerala Tourism Department and the Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy (AASTA) celebrate an International Paragliding festival in Vagamon each year, which is very popular with tourists and locals.
Things to do/see in and around: Pattumalai Church, Elaveezha Poonchira, Kuttikanam Palaces, Kurisumala Ashram, Murinjupuzha Water Falls, Idukki Arch Dam, Mangala Devi Temple, Parumthumpara Suicide Point
Bekal is located on the west of the Malabar coastline, and it is a modest town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. Known for its beaches, forts, backwaters, and tourists spots, Bekal is the home to the largest fortress in Kerala.
Sculpted as a giant keyhole, the Bekal fort is surrounded by the Arabian sea on three sides.
Things to do/see in and around: Bekal Fort, Kodi Cliffs, Pallikere Beach, Chandragiri Fort, Kappil Beach, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, The Bekal hole Aqua Park, Ananthpura Lake Temple, Hosdurg Beach, Nileswaram.
There is something for everyone in Sakleshpur, from the hiking trails, dense rainforest, old fort, and historical temples, waterfalls, and mountain peaks.
For architecture enthusiasts and history buffs, Sakleshpur has the celebrated Manjarabad Fort, which tells the tale of Tipu Sultan and the Bettada Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple along with Pandavar Gudda, which has the significance of the Pandavas staying here during exile.
Things to do/see in and around: Manjarabad Fort, Bisle View Point, Sakleshwara temple, Manjehalli Waterfalls, Agni Gudda Hill, Pandavar Gudda, Hadlu waterfall, Temple of Halebid and Belur, Kukke Subramanya Temple, Green Route Trek, Raxidi Estate, Jenukal Gudda, Ayyappa Swami Temple, Eshwara Temple, and many more.
Snuggled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, enveloped with tea plantations, valleys, waterfalls, lush green hills, and streams, Ponmudi is a picturesque town in Trivandrum, Kerala. Hiking on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region, is the most popular activity. Explore the wilderness of the Golden Valley and laze around along the freshwater springs and Kallari River. Do take a walk through the deer park and the Ponmudi crest.
Things to do/see in and around: Deer Park, Meenmutty Falls, Ponmudi Waterfalls, and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Often referred to as the “Cherrapunjee of South India,” Agumbe is a small village nestled in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. This biodiversity-rich Agumbe has the maximum rainfall in South India and is the second-highest in India.
Agumbe is also called the “Cobra Capital” because of the high number of Cobras found here. Agumbe provides excellent options for trekking, beckoning adventure enthusiasts to visit this offbeat destination hidden in the lap of nature.
Things to do/see in and around: Sunset View Point, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, Rainforest Research Station, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Trekking, Exploring forests and wildlife, Visiting Ancient Temples, Rafting at Sitanadi, Kunchikal Falls.
Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Located around 96 kilometers from Patna, Bihar Bodh Gaya is one of the Indian heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. Being a place where Mahatma Buddha attained nirvana, the site is a spiritual center for Buddhists.
The sacred Bodhi Tree is the site where Siddhartha gained Enlightenment and became Gautam Buddha. Also, it has several places where Lord Buddha meditated after attaining bliss. According to a temple website, there is a place where he stood meditating for a week without moving his eyes. It’s one of the earliest Buddhist temples. This holiest pilgrimage is not only a spot for the Buddhists, but many Hindus from the globe visit to pay their homage to Lord Buddha.
Jorhat is also known as the Cultural Capital of Assam. It is a blend of modern and traditional culture. Majuli, the largest riverine island of the world made by the Brahmaputra river, is situated in Jorhat. Many historical sites and monasteries bring tourists to this land of culture.
Things to do/see in and around: Dhekiakhowa Bornaamghar, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Sukapha Samannay Kshetra, Lachit Borphukan’s Maidam, Cinnamara Tea Estate, Nimati Ghat Road
A perfect destination for hills-lovers. It is a famous spot for campers and trekkers. Its spectacular beauty in autumn drags tourists from all over the world. Lachen is rich in cultural activities, mountains, lakes, valleys, fauna, and local markets with beautiful handicrafts by the locals. Its Chopta Valley’s beauty is scenic with lakes and rivers and, it is untouched and unexplored.
Things to do/see in and around: Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Lachen Monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu Valley, Tso Lhamo Lake, Chopta Valley, Lhonak Valley, Green Lake Trek
Saputara is a small hill station nestled in the Western Ghats of Gujarat.
Famous for dazzling waterfalls, livid landscape, lush green forests, dreamy winding roads, undulating mountains, and plenty of charming nooks, Saputara is the favorite among tourists.
It offers excellent trekking opportunities, picturesque sights; Saputara is also a habitat of snakes and tribes.
Things to do/see in and around: Artist Village, Hathgadh Fort, Sunrise & Sunset Point, Vansda National Park, Gira Falls, Saputara Museum, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Step Garden, and many more.
Bharatpur certainly has something to offer everyone, either a history buff or a nature lover. It has a great site around the city that is genuinely awe-inspiring.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the main attraction point and houses more than 231 distinct species of birds. History buffs can enjoy visiting the magnificent Bharatpur Palace and Museum and Lohagarh fort, built in the 18th century and sited right in the middle of the city.
If you are looking for spirituality, visit places like the Chawad Devi Temple, Laxman Mandir, and Bankey Bihari Temple.
Things to do/see in and around: Government Museum, Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Bankey Bihari Temple, Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Laxman Mandir, Dholpur Palace, Sitaram Temple, and many more.
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Located on the Shipra River, Ujjain is one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela. It is an ancient city in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh and is known for being the holiest city of India. Being a Hindu pilgrim, Ujjain has one of the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of God Shiva.
Things to do/see in and around: Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Kal Bhairav Temple, Ram Mandir GGhat, Kumbh Mela, Harsiddhi Temple, Kaliadeh, and more.
Places to Travel in India in December
Chadar Trek, Ladakh
Are you the one who loves to take challenges and adventures?
If yes, then the Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is for you. The trek holds the real secrets of the Himalayan Valley and lets trekkers enjoy the mesmeric beauty of snow-clad peaks.
Here, trekkers have to face the stiffest and exciting challenges; treading through chilly weather, sleeping in caves, walking on ice, climbing on icy rocks are some of the unbeatable experiences during this expedition.
This trek is an absolute pleasure for those with a knack for high-altitude trekking and taking on life challenges.
Mussoorie is a hill station in Dehradun, a part of the Garhwal Himalayan Range. Tourism is at its peak during the summer and winters, owing to the sheer beauty of the mountain ranges. Dhanaulti, Camel’s back road, Gun hill, Lakehill, Mussoorie lake, etc. are a few tourist destinations.
Things to do/see in and around: Kempty Fall, Gun Hill, Soham Heritage Art Center, George Everest House, Tha Mall, Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba, Jharipani Fall, Jwala Devi Temple, Devalsari, IKYA Island- Adventure Park, and many more.
Thirumalai popularly knows as Mylapore, is one of the oldest neighborhoods situated in Southern India. Culturally and Historically enriched Mylapore had witnessed many events in the past, even before the Britishers landed in this city.
Matching up with the modern world, Mylapore boasts several churches, temples, and historical monuments. Famous for its cultural values, Mylapore is readily welcoming other foreign tourists as well.
Things to do/see in and around: Kapaleeswarar Temple, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Sri Vedantha Desikar Devasthanam/Sri Srinivasar Koil, Ramakrishna Math, Madhava Perumal Temple, San Thome Basilica
KanyaKumari, Tamil nadu
Cape Comorin, now known as Kanyakumari, is a small coastal town in Tamil Nadu. Surrounded by three seas, Indian, Arabian, and the Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari is globally known for its serene beaches, paddy fields, temples, monuments, and for most visited, Vivekanand Rock Memorial. Days are pleasant, and nights are chilly during winters at Kanyakumari.
Except for Monsoon, Kanyakumari is open throughout the year, but the Winter season is accepted as the best season to visit this place.
Things to do/see in and around: The Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Statue of the Poet Thiruvalluvar, the Padmanabhapuram Palace, the Vattakottai Fort, and the Gandhi Memorial
Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep
Kadmat Island, also called Cardamom Island, is a coral island with seagrass and marine turtles in the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India.
This flat island’s high ridge of sand runs down the western side of the island. There is also a lagoon on the western side of the island.
It offers water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Tourists enjoy long sandy beaches and small sandbanks on the southern tip for sunbaths and stay at huts facing the lagoon.
The island is appropriate for people who need a break, want to relax, and feel refreshed.
The golden city Jaisalmer is well-known for its bounteous golden dunes and castles built with sandstones. It lies in the center of the Thar Desert.
The most famous castle and the most famous attraction in Jaisalmer are the Jaisalmer Fort built with yellow sandstones. The beautiful Jaisalmer Fort has many lagoons, ornamental Jain places of worship, lavish Havelis, Desert National Park, ancient Kuldhara Village, Gadisar Lake, Sam Sand Dunes, Tazia Tower, and Badal Palace, Patwon ki Haveli, and Bada Bagh beautify this city.
The colorful markets with attractive handicrafts are a must-visit for tourists. Jaisalmer also offers campsites, desert experiences and, adventures, and exquisite Rajasthani food.
Things to do/see in and around: Jain Temples in Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer Fort, Desert Safari, Gadisar Lake, Kuldhara Village, Desert National Park, Sam Sand Dunes, Tazia Tower, and Badal Palace, and many more.
Nalanda is surrounded by five hills making its environment and view mesmerizing. Pawapuri, a holy place for Jains and an attraction, is in Nalanda. Nalanda University, an ancient university, is the biggest attraction in Nalanda. The University is also an archeological site bringing in people who love and enjoy history.
Things to do/see in and around: Nalanda University, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, The Great Stupa, Pawapuri, Kundalpur, Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Nav Nalanda Mahavihara, Surya Mandir, and many more.
Rajgir, also known as the Houses of Kings, is surrounded by seven hills. The enchantment of this city is the ropeway that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Surya Kund, or hot spring devoted to Surya and Buddha on the pinnacle of the Ratnagiri Hills.
Its warm water bodies are said to have some medicinal effects that attract people around the globe. It is also a place for devotees.
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
This hill station in the heart of India is also known as the Queen of Satpura. It is the most famous tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh.
The legendary Pandavas Caves, which is said to be built by Pandavas, Jata Shankar Cave that resembles the hundred-headed divine snake Seshnag, and the stone of this cave looks like the tangled hairs of Lord Shiva, Waterfalls, jeep safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve, and para-motoring are somethings that the tourists love about Pachmarhi.
It has some beautiful British architecture as it was developed in the British Raj. The beauty of Pachmarhi is at its best during the winter season.
India is an incredible country that has at least four to five-place to visit every month. If I missed out on any place, do let me know in the comment; I promise to update the same.