Ladakh is a piece of heaven on earth. It is the home to many Buddhist monks and there are many monasteries here. Ladakh is surrounded by the picture-perfect Himalayan mountain range, a backdrop that leaves visitors awestruck. There are plenty of treks and adventure activities here. People also love riding and driving to Ladakh because of the challenging and scenic routes. Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Nubra Valley, and Tso Moriri are some tourist attractions to enjoy.
Best time to visit: April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October
Attractions: Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park.
Manali is a town located in the valley by the Beas River. It is enveloped by the Pir Panjal mountain range to its east. Most people come here to relax in the villages nearby, where you can experience a bit of hippie culture. Adventure enthusiasts are also drawn to the natural terrain that makes for good trekking, climbing and mountain biking. Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley Pandoh Dam are also big draws for tourists.
Best time to visit Manali: October to February
Attractions: Bhrigu Lake, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Jogini Falls, and Tibetan Monastery.
3. Andaman And Nicobar Islands- The Undisturbed honeymooner’s getaway
Long fabled among travelers for its legendary beaches, world-class diving and far-flung location in the middle of nowhere, the Andaman Islands are one of the most beautiful places in India for honeymoon. Its lovely opaque emerald waters are surrounded by primeval jungles and mangrove forests, and snow-white beaches that melt under flame-and-purple sunsets.
Best time to visit: October to May
Attractions: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Radhanagar Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Chidiya Tapu, and watersports like scuba diving, snorkeling, & parasailing.
4. Ghats in Varanasi – The realm of spirituality and divinity
Varanasi or Kashi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates the soul from the human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity.
Best time to visit: Any time throughout the year.
Attractions: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and Durga Temple.
5. Udaipur – The Romantic City Of Lakes
Udaipur is called the Venice of the East, but the different Rajasthani hues of the city surely make it stand out. The City of Lakes has to be in your list of best places to travel in India. Even though Udaipur boasts of having some of the most gracious luxury heritage hotels, it will embrace you with all the warmth even if you’re looking for budget stays. Boating, trekking, sightseeing are just some activities you may indulge in your visit to the city.
Best time to visit: September to March
Attractions: Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Gangaur Ghat, and Bagore ki Haweli.
6. Agra – The Land Of Taj
Tourists across the world visit India just to witness the spectacular symbol of love. The majestic monument has to be on your bucket list for it’s the cultural epitome of India.
Best time to visit: April to October
Attractions: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Guru ka Tal, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Chini Ka Rauza, Moti Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Dilli Gate, Great gate (Darwaza i rauza), Amar Singh Gate, Kaanch Mahal, and Sikandra.
7. Mathura – The Birth Place Of Lord Krishna
Allow your spirit to soak in the raas-leela of Vrindavan. The place that celebrates Krishna’s living philosophy. The festival is ecstatic, to say the least, and celebration of colors here would the best you’d experience ever in your life.
Best time to visit: November to March
Attractions: Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Prem Mandir Vrindavan, Government Museum, Krishna Balaram Mandir, Vishram Ghat, Kans Quila, and Jama Mosque.
8. Khajjiar – India’s Mini Switzerland
Khajjiar is a small hill town in Himachal Pradesh which is blessed with an abundance of scenic beauty. Situated at an altitude of 6,500 feet, this place features vast dense forests, lakes and wide pasture lands. The town is known for the picturesque Khajjiar Lake, which is surrounded by forests of cedar trees. Another popular pilgrimage and tourist spot in Khajjiar is the Khajji Nag Temple, a 12th-century shrine that worships a serpent deity. There are some really interesting adventure activities including paragliding, zorbing, and horse-riding that you can enjoy in Khajjiar.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year, especially summer (April-June). January and February may see heavy rainfall and snowfall.
Attractions: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Lord Shiva Statue, Golden Devi Temple, HP State Handicrafts Center
9. Jodhpur – Bleed Blue In The Royal City
Jodhpur, or the Blue City of Rajasthan, will lure you with its massive hill fort called the Mehrangarh Fort. Right from this point, you get to behold the city’s landscape washed in blue. The interiors will transfer you back to the olden era. The cobbled pavements of this city exhibits the essence of Rajasthan in all its glory.
Best time to visit: October to February
Attractions: Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Mandore Garden, and Balsamand Lake.
10. Nainital – The City Of Lakes
Located at an elevation of 2,000m, Nainital is a resort town in the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand. The place gets its name from a lake called ‘Naini Lake’ around which the whole town is established. The lake is popular for boating scenes and has an ancient Devi Hindu Temple on its northern shore. Nainital has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Surrounded by many snow-capped hills and having some lakes in its boundary, there are a plethora of beautiful sights that you can enjoy here.
Best time to visit: March to June
Attractions: Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Snow View Point, Sariyatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, Khurpatal Lake, Eco Cave Gardens, The Mall Road