Varanasi is the India of your imagination. One of the most colourful and fascinating places on earth, surprises abound around every corner.
This is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the Ganges to wash away sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones. It’s a particularly auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers moksha (liberation from the cycle of rebirth).
Most visitors agree Varanasi is magical – but not for the faint-hearted. Intimate rituals of life and death take place in public, and the sights, sounds and smells on the ghats – not to mention almost constant attention from touts – can be intense. Still, the so-called City of Light may turn out to be your favourite stop of all. Walking the ghats and alleyways or watching sunrise from a boat can be unforgettable.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like – the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary.The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat.
Haridwar is a most important pilgrimage destination for Hindu people. Haridwar is also one of the leading tourist destination in Uttrakhand. It is one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. Rishikesh is a holy city occupying a great place in the hearts of the Hindus. It is sited at the foothills of the Himalayas at the meeting of the holy rivers Ganga and Chandrabhaga.
Haridwar is also the starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the rivers Ganga and the Yamuna. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to sage Kapil’s curse. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their ancestors.
Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Colourful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze. Prayer wheels spun clockwise release more merit-making mantras.
Placed at the base of the mighty Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, Ladakh boasts of owning a varied yet picture-perfect landscape. It is an ideal destination for honeymooners, family vacationers as well as adventure enthusiasts.
You can enjoy the pure lakes, rivers, snowy peaks, wildlife, adventure sports, ancient monasteries, the wooden handicrafts, the food, interact with warm locals, handwoven woolens and much more.
Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals.
Misty hills, scenic backwaters, unending coconut groves, and calming beaches of the lush green state of Kerala makes it an exotically romantic destination for newlyweds.
Kerala Honeymoon Places include authentic ayurvedic experiences to laid back houseboat rides and these detinatons include Chembara Peak Wayanad, Treehouse facing Waterfalls in Athirappilly, Tea Gardens in Munnar and Houseboat Cruise in Kumarakom and so on.
With a wide geography & so many incredible honeymoon destinations in Kerala, the verdant state has much to offer.
Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas.
It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations.
The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas.
Beyond the emerald green meadows and evergreen forests, Himachal Pradesh holds a destiny where the horizon is said to be celestial. Moored in between the lofty mountains, Himachal Pradesh at one breathe, is one such destinations in India where your vacation finds the supernal definition of nature at its best.
Pushkar, a small, dusty town in Rajasthan is also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Devotees converge to the many temples in the town, especially the Brahma temple, one of the few in the world, and the only one in India.
The dromedaries are the highlight, no doubt. Don’t miss the camel beauty contest where wonderfully bedecked camels vie for a prize. There are camel races, dances, and parades that are also equally entertaining.
This fair is a great opportunity to sample different aspects of Rajasthan. Try the rustic, local food comprising delightful staple snacks like tikkis, kachoris, and samosas. Don’t miss the Rajasthani specialty, a delicious swirl of sweetened milk and cottage cheese called ‘kalakhand’.
With many places to visit in Udaipur, this city is a famous tourist destination in India and is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, the city of lakes.
Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, claimed to be the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia.
The beautiful City Palace and Sajjangarh was also known as the Monsoon Palace add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and marble.
A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. Located in a valley and surrounded by four lakes, Udaipur has natural offerings with a grandeur multiplied by human effort, to make it one of the most enchanting and memorable tourist destinations.
Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea.
Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.
“The pearl of the east,” Goa is known for its Gothic churches, crumbling forts, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, ferry rides, bubbly folk music… the list is endless! With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important locale in every tourist’s itinerary.
Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa trip is a perfect heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation. Goa Beach Resorts always add to the fun.
Jaisalmer is India’s frontier making the region of western Rajasthan that is dotted with splendid temples and millions of old Havelis and geological features which entice the geologists from around the world.
Jaisalmer Fort is the city’s most iconic landmark.
Jaisalmer is also known as the ‘Golden City’ and is in proximity to the Thar Desert and the border of Pakistan. It evokes a vivid picture of camels and bounteous sand dunes in the desert with a backdrop of golden magical sunsets.
While you are in Jaisalmer do not forget to taste the delectable Jaisalmer’s Cuisine which is a mix of Rajasthani cuisine and small influences of the North Indian Cuisine.