India- a country that stands distinctively tall among all others because of our diverse and rich culture, religions, languages and infrastructural marvels scattered all over country. As a result of this diversity, India sees a large inflow of tourists throughout the world. People from all countries come to India to experience the variety that it has to offer. Since our country is such a major tourist hotspot, World Tourism Day is a really important day for us. It is celebrated annually on 27th September, which happens to be today! Therefore on this occasion, we bring to you 10 amazing places in India that are an absolute must-visit!
10 best places to visit in India:
- Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir
Known as the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”, Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful pristine water lake in India. The houseboats in the clear water with sky reflecting is not to be missed when in India.
- Tea fields in Darjeeling
The ‘Mecca of Tea’ is one of the famous tourist place for its estates producing teas which is famously known as “Champagne of Teas”. Don’t forget to stay at one the bungalows in the tea estate and spend your day looking at the hills in the misty weather with tea workers working. Feel free to join them as well!
- Temples in Hampi, Karnataka
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, temples here are said to built in the 14th century, it is bounded by the torrential Tungabhadra river on one side and surrounded by defensible hills on the other three sides.
- Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab
The Golden Temple is known as Sri Darbar Sahib, the holiest place for Sikhs is not only famous for its upper floors covered with 750 kg of gold but also its Langar (World’s largest open free kitchen) serving food to 100000-300000 visitors every day.
- Kumbhalgarh Fort near Udaipur, Rajasthan
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the walls of the fort extent upto 38 km which is claimed to be second largest continuous running wall after The Great Wall of China. It was the birthplace of the the great king and warrior of Mewar, Maharana Pratap.
- Mysore Palace in Mysore, Karnataka
The City of Palaces, Mysuru is a famous tourist destination in the world for its palaces. The Mysore Palace is official residence and seat of the Wodeyars, the royal family of Mysore. The most amazing sight is on the night of Dusshera when the palace is all illuminated.
- Backwaters in Kerala
The scenic backwaters of Kerala are a popular destination. An interconnected network of canals, lakes and rivers, it is a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The houseboats are the best place to spend a night.
- Living Roots Bridge in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Cherrapunji is not only famous for being the wettest place in the world but also the ‘double-decker’ root bridge handmade by the tribes of Khasi and Jaintia using the aerial roots of the Rubber Fig Trees.
- Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad
The official residence of Nizams during their rule, the palace still remains remains in the rein. Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance.
- Rann of Kutch in Kutch, Gujarat
The salt marsh in Thar desert is said to be one of the largest salt desert in the world. The white desert on a full moon day is the sight not to be missed.
We hope this article has helped you discover some absolutely beautiful places in India.
Team Glocalista wishes you all a very Happy World Tourism Day!