Top Travel Destinations in India
India is a diverse country with multiple tourist attractions ranging from north to south and east to west. Every city in India has its own unique culture and charm. This article would cover some best travel destinations in the country.
Srinagar which is also known by the name of heaven on earth is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. Its beautiful weather, amazing nature, and hospitality can steal the heart of anyone. Some best places to visit in Srinagar include Parimahal, Shalimar Bagh, Dal Lake, and ChashmeShahi. One can also explore Hari Parbat, do a Shikara ride at Dal lake and visit the Hazratbal Shrine.
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One can reach Srinagar via various airlines such as Air Asia, Spice Jet, Vistara, or Air India, or one can also take a train from New Delhi to Jammu and can further book a cab ahead. Famous dishes of Srinagar are Kashmiri Pulao, Rogan Josh, and Dumaloo which one can eat at Shamyana restaurant, Mughal Darbar, or Ahdoos.
Another beautiful travel destination in India is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla which is also termed as the summer capital of the British era. It is one of the most visited places by Indian travellers. The best things to do in Shimla include traveling via a toy train and shopping on mall road. Some other visiting spots include the ridge, heritage museum, Jhakoo temple, and Christ Church.
Perfect times to enjoy the beauty of Shimla are March to June and July to September. The best possible way to reach Shimla is to drive via own car or Volvo buses can also be boarded via New Delhi. Some famous food of Shimla include momos, Chaagosht, Himachalichana dal, and baked sweets. One could relish them at a hide-out cafe, eighteen71-Cookhouse, or Cafe Sol.
Next comes Nainital which is set around a beautiful lake. It is considered the best place to spend summers. One can enjoy a cable car ride or boating on the lake at Nainital. Some top tourist attractions of Nainital include the Cave Garden, Nainital Zoo, Jama Masjid Mosque, Naini Peak, and Hanuman Garhi. One can also enjoy the trek to the tiffin top, ropeway ride to snow view, and watch birds at Sattal.
The optimal time to visit Nainital is September to October and April to June. One can reach Nainital by taking a bus or train till Kathgodam and hiring a private taxi from there to Nainital. The best foods to relish at Nainital are alookegutke, Bhatt kichurkani, and gulgule. Some top restaurants include CafeLakeside, Simz Cafe, and Sakley Restaurant.
Darjeeling is also considered a great city to enjoy vacations because of the amazing views of Mount Kanchenjunga and the Peace Pagoda. It is a great place for food lovers and the city has many beautiful cafes too. Some top places to visit are Himalayan Zoological Park, Rock Garden, Batasia Loop, Bhutia Busty Monastery, and Samsung. One can also do camping at tiger hill and enjoy the ride on the toy train. The best possible time to enjoy the beauty of Darjeeling is between October to March. The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra airport and the nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri. One can relish the amazing flavors of thupka, momos, and naga platter at Sonam’s Cafe.
Another beautiful tourist spot to cover in India is Ooty in the state of Tamil Nadu which is also known as the queen of hills of South India. It is a perfect place to spend holidays with family and friends. Some great places to surely see in Ooty are Pykara Lake, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Doddabetta viewpoint, St. Stephen’s Church and Boat House. Fun activities that one can enjoy in Ooty are boating, camping at an Avalanche Lake, and riding in a toy train from Mettupalayam to Ooty. The best time to enjoy this beautiful hill station is between October to June. One can plan a stay at King’s Cliff or Sterling Ooty Fern Hill and can relish the local food at Willy’s Coffee Hub and Ear’s Secret. The nearest airport to Ooty is Coimbatore, one can take a cab for the further destination.
Another gem to visit in the country is Ladakh which is a paradise in the winter season. Its major tourist attractions include Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame Museum, Tso Moriri Lake, and Spituk Monastery. One can camp near Pangong Lake. Do rafting in the Zanskar River, visit the Himalayas or drive till Magnetic Hill and make memories to cherish forever. The suitable time to enjoy Ladakh is between June to September.
Most convenient mode of transportation is by air and for adventure lovers are road trip via bike from Manali. For a road journey, one must be sure of weather conditions. One can enjoy the stay at hotel Lingzhi, the Drand Dragon Ladakh or WoodyVu Stok House. Popular dishes of this place include Khambir, momos, thupka, and Tigmo which one can enjoy at Wangchuk’s Ladakhi Kitchen or Jalsa Restaurant.
Besides all these, a great offbeat gem to visit in India is the northeast, capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. People visit it quite often because of its scenic views and natural beauty. It is also known by the name ” the abode of clouds”. It is popular for its wholesome gardens, mesmerizing waterfalls, culture, and tradition. One can visit Ward’s Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Don Bosco Museum, Shillong Peak, and Mawlynnong. The most suitable time for travelers to visit this heartwarming beauty is between September to May. One can plan a stay at Ladybird Hotel or Hotel Center Point.
Renowned dishes of this place are chowmein, tungrymbai, and momos which one can relish at Dylan’s Cafe, the Lounge, or Jiva Grill. The airport nearest to shilling is Umroi in Barapani and the further journey would have to be covered via cab. A traveler must book the tickets to Shillong in advance because the frequency of flights from New Delhi to Shilling is extremely less and one might not find the tickets on the spot.