States In INDIA

Uttar Pradesh-A Saga of History and Spirituality

Popularly called as UP, the state of Uttar Pradesh is vast sprawled in northern India. Bordering places like Delhi, Uttarakhand and Nepal, the state encompasses an ocean of tourist attractions. The mighty river Ganges rises in Uttarakhand and flows through Uttar Pradesh offering a spiritual background enhanced by the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the sacred pilgrimage Kumbh mela site of Allahabad. The state takes pride in its World Heritage Site of Taj Mahal and other famous Mughal monuments in Agra.

Major Tourist Destinations

Agra-Home of World Heritage Sites

Lying near the capital city Delhi, Agra has earned accolades for its wondrous monument Taj Mahal. The architecture, the appeal and the grandeour of the monument is beyond description. As the light changes from sunrise to sunset, the site looks more appealing. Other monuments that form as must-see attractions of the city are Agra Fort, Sikandara and nearby are the famous Fatehpur Sikri.Taj Mahotsava in Agra is a delightful festival to watch that is celebrated with great pomp and show and receives tourists from all over the world.

Jhansi-The Historical City

It is another historical city of Uttar Pradesh that thrusts south into the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city serves as a stopover for visitors going to Khajuraho. Jhansi was an independent kingdom which witnessed uprising under the leadership of Rani Lakshmibai.The worth-visiting attractions of the city include Jhansi Fort, Rani Lakshmi Mahal and St Jude’s Shrine.

Allahabad-Venue of Maha Kumbh Mela

The industrial city of Allahabad lies in the west of Varanasi and southeast of Lucknow. Known as ‘Prayag’, the point where the rivers Yamuna and Ganges joins in the Saraswati River. The city boasts of being the venue for Kumbh Mela, organized every twelve years. Allahabad is a delightful city to visit, with far-stretched riverside scenery.

Varanasi-The City of Enlightenment

It serves as the most important city of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is the ancient living city, known as ‘Benares’ sprawls along the sacred river Ganges. It has managed to retain its religious life since the sixth century which makes it stand apart from other cities of Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that if anyone dies in Varanasi attains enlightenment. The city boasts of around 2000 temples and many Ghats.

Sarnath-The Buddhist Pilgrimage Site

Lying 10 km away in the north of Varanasi, is the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sarnath. The site is popular with day-trippers from the city. It was here that Buddha gave his first sermon. The ruins and temples of Sarnath still attract visitors to witness the Buddhist pilgrimage site. Its avenues house missions from Buddhist world all over the globe. Today it is an important Buddhist centre, and its avenues house missions from Buddhist all over the world. The main site and the Dhamekh Stupa are the must visit places here.

Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh

If you are interesting in exploring wildlife, Uttar Pradesh delights you with its handful of wildlife destinations. The Dudhwa National Park, Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary and Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary are the popular wildlife destinations in the state that serve as the perfect places to enjoy adventure and wildlife. Tourists can spot a number of rare wildlife species in these sanctuaries that still retain the presence of many wildlife species.

Shopping in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh offers unlimited opportunities for shopping. The state follows a rich tradition of handicrafts. Stone carving, weaving and embroidery have gained a height of perfection at the skilled hands of people in Uttar Pradesh.

Varanasi and Mathura are known for stone carving. Agra and Lucknow takes pride of being the seat of embroidery in Uttar Pradesh. Tourists can shop items like marble boxes, table tops, replicas of the Taj Mahal, Chinkari embroidery and beautiful art works while shopping in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttarakhand- A Paradise for Nature Lovers

Stunningly beautiful, Uttarakhand unfolds the sheer splendor of nature. The state is bordered by Tibet and Nepal and appeals tourists with its towering Himalayan peaks. It abounds in unspoiled natural beauty. The state is segregated into two regions- Garhwal in the North as well as Kumaon in the South. The destination enables tourists to explore ancient religious sites, dense forests and gorgeous valleys. It also delights adventure-enthusiasts with a number of trekking options that make their tour to Uttarakhand worthwhile.

Major Tourist Places

Mussoorie-The Queen of Hills

Located 35 km from the city of Dehradun, Mussoorie is popular among tourists from all over the globe. The city offers tourists a pleasurable ambience where they can explore various attraction of the place. The most popular sites include Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Mussorie Lake and Company Park.

Nainital – Where Romance Blooms

It is another popular mountain town in the state. With its romantic lake, pleasant surroundings and lush greenery, it has emerged as the favourite destination for honeymooners. The Naini Lake is very popular among tourists where they can enjoy boating as well. The beauty of this amazing mountain town is worth to witness.

Haridwar- The Gate of God

This is among the most sacred destinations for Hindus in entire world. The term “Haridwar” actually suggests that it is an entry to God’s place. With the existence of the sacred river Ganges which passes along its banks, it becomes highly revered. Pilgrims throng to the tow in huge numbers in order to take a dip in the Ganges. It is believed that by doing so their sins will be washed away.  

Dehradun – The Land with Amazing Landscape

The famous state capital lies at 5 hour drive from New Delhi. The city boasts of abundance of full-blooming natural beauty that makes your vacations refreshing. It has a number of tourist attractions like Tapkeshwar Temple, Kalinga Monument, Robber’s Cave and Clock Tower. Tourists can also enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains from the city.

Badrinath and KedarnathThe Sacred ‘Dham’

These sites are revered by the Hindus. Snuggled high up in the Himalayas along the banks of river Alaknanda, these sites are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temples towns of Badrinath and Kedarnath also find their mention in the holy books of Hindus. These also constitute one of the ‘Dhams’ and journey to these places are considered as auspicious. 

Rishikesh – Gateway to the Himalayas

Though it is an important religious site for the Hindus yet the destination attracts every visitor. Situated 25 km away from Haridwar, it is known as and adventurous destination. It also serves as the starting point of the pilgrimage to Kedarnath and Badrinath. It is dotted with temples and the river Ganges also flows through it. Rafting in Rishikesh is a popular adventure sport.

Gangotri-the Origin Site of Ganges

Situated at an elevation of about 3000m above the sea level, Gangotri is a Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of river Bhagirathi. It is the site from where the sacred river Ganges originates from the glacier of Gangotri. It is a site with abundance of natural beauty.

Yamunotri-The Sacred City

It is the famous site where the source of origin of the river Yamuna was found. It is situated at an altitude of 3293m. It also encompasses the Yamunotri temple, which is dedicated to goddess Yamuna. The site houses numerous ashrams.

Adventure

Uttarakhand offers some of the finest opportunities to enjoy various adventure sports like river rafting, skiing, mountaineering, paragliding and trekking. Every year thousands of tourists throng this gorgeous hill state to enjoy their dream adventure.

Wildlife

Watching animals in their natural habitat can be a great fun. The state has several wildlife sanctuaries where you can delight yourself with the glimpses of animals. Tourists can also spot various species of local and migratory birds.

  • Jim Corbett Park
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Nandi Devi National Park
  • Valley of Flowers National Park
  • Kedarnath Sanctuary

Shopping in Uttarakhand

Shopping in Uttarakhand is all about art works. Tourists can choose from a variety of exquisite items like wood crafts, fashioned out by the local artisans. Woolen products in various colours and designs are also worth-buying items. You can also buy the local woolens products, which have unique designs and variety of colors. Besides, Uttarakhand boasts of growing the finest variety of rice. 

Jammu Kashmir-A Mountain Retreat

Renowned as a major tourist hot spot in northern India, Jammu Kashmir presents itself as a valley of heaven. Tourists can traverse into a beautiful land of snowy peaks, icy rivers, exotic valleys which have made it a perfect summer retreat. It also encapsulates the religious and cultural diversity of the Subcontinent by existing into three distinct regions. There is lot more for tourists to enjoy like houseboat ride on Dal Lake, exciting adventure and enjoy a romantic honeymoon.

Major Tourist Places

Jammu-the City of Temples

It is one of the most popular travel destinations where tourists from all corners of the world throng in large numbers. With its speckled appeal of natural beauty, Jammu appeals hordes of visitors. Lying in the foothills of the Himalayas alongside the river Tawi, it beckons tourists with its scenic landscapes, mighty mountains, gushing rivers and alpine pastures. It is also considered as a perfect honeymoon destination.

Places to visit:

  • Vaishno Devi Shrine
  • Mansar Lake
  • Bahu Fort
  • Raghunath Temple
  • Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary

Srinagar-The Romantic Lake City

Serving as the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is known for its lakes that houses series of floating houseboats. The destination boasts of its stunning landscapes and unmatched natural wonders. It is located around shimmering lakes and forested mountain slopes that offer enchanting holidays for tourists. The Kashmiri houseboats, ‘Shikaras’ are the major attractions here. Tourists can enjoy a houseboat ride on Dal Lake on their Srinagar tour.

 Places to visit:

  • Mughal Gardens
  • Hari Parbat Fort
  • Shalimar Bagh
  • Rainawari and Hazratbal Mosque

Patnitop-An Enchanting Hill Town

Located near Vaishno Devi Temple, Patnitop is a bustling hill station and a fine place to enjoy the nature in its full bloom. It serves as one of the key hill stations in the state. Patnitop is equally popular among adventure enthusiasts for offering an array of adventure activities.

Places to visit:

  • Raghunath Temple
  • Bahu Fort & Gardens
  • Peer Baba
  • Mahamaya Temple
  • Sudh Mahadev temple
  • Gauri Kund
  • Mansar Lake

Leh Ladakh-Home to Monasteries

Ladakh boasts of being a home to the minority Buddhist community in the state. They have managed to preserve their unique culture for hundreds of years. Leh takes bride of being the headquarters of this region.

Places to visit:

  • Leh Palace
  • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
  • Sankar Gompa
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Soma Gompa

Gulmarg-A Meadow of Flowers

This is prime cup-shaped grassland known across the globe for its natural charm that can be witnessed in the form of snow-capped mountains, picturesque pastorals and gorgeous landscapes. Every season has its own charm here, especially spring and winter. During these seasons, the destination unfolds stunning natural beauty and invites tourists from all over the world.

Lakes of Jammu and Kashmir

Lakes remain the best features of Jammu and Kashmir. These are known for their stunning natural beauty that captivates visitors’ attentions who seek for pleasurable holidays. Dal and Nagin Lakes are the most popular in the state.

Wildlife

Due to its unique ecosystem, wildlife of Kashmir is renowned all across the world. The Himalayas and the sub Himalayan ecosystem gifted the place with an exotic variety of flora, fauna and avifauna species. The wildlife places are also well-known for its scenic landscapes that heighten the delight of safari. The state houses 5 wildlife sanctuaries that preserve various mammal species, birds, amphibians and species of insects.

Adventure

The state offers ample options to enjoy adventure for tourists who seek thrill, fun and excitement. Jammu and Sanasar are famous spots of paragliding. Other adventure sports in the region include river rafting, trekking, hot air ballooning, Para sailing and lots more.

Shopping

Here shopping delights art lovers who come across a variety of exquisite handicraft items. Kashmiri handicrafts are renowned everywhere for their unique craftsmanship. Kashmiri carpets, in their Persian design, appeal everyone. Tourists can also find jewellery boxes, wooden furniture, stone jewellery boxes and wooden shawls.

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Himachal Pradesh- Spectacularly beautiful Himalayan destination

Perfectly called as the ‘Devbhumi’, Himachal Pradesh abounds in natural beauty. This hill state in India proudly nestles in north-west corner of western Himalayas. The land is bordered by Tibetan plateau to the east, Punjab to the west and Jammu Kashmir to the east. With its topographic diversity and intriguing natural splendor, it stands apart from other adjoining destinations. The state has everything to allure tourists with its green deodar forests, snowy peaks, apple orchards, gushing rivers and snow-fed lakes.

Major Tourist Destinations

Dharmshala-The Scotland of India

It has gained accolades for being the most intriguing town of the state. Dharamshala is an interesting amalgam of art, beauty, serenity and entertainment. Majestic view of snowy peaks, gushing streams, refreshing air and gorgeous surroundings, Dharamshala offers everything to spend a perfect holiday. It is bustling for fun-lovers yet delights peace-seeker with its tranquil surroundings.

Shimla-Queen of Hill Stations

With all its charm, Shimla has never failed to captivate tourists with its long list of tourist attractions. Renowned as the summer capital of British India, the hill town has still retained its natural splendor that makes visitors to extend their sojourn here. The cedar-shaded heights, the spectacular beauty and the soothing serenity all elements make it a perfect holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh.

Dalhousie-Hill Town with Colonial Charm

The wondrous land of tall deodar trees, Dalhousie is enveloped with stunning snow-caped mountains that present a heavenly view to the holidaymakers. The interesting fact about Dalhousie is that it has retained its old world charm, which can be witnessed by exploring its churches, and houses that boast of Scottish and Victorian styles of architecture. A visit to Dalhousie will add some unforgettable memories.

Chamba-Home of Magnificent Scenery

Comparatively small town, Chamba attracts visitors with its stunning natural beauty that fills your heart with joy. The town is so beautiful that it makes the tourists visit here again and again. The valley offers magnificent sceneries with impressive snowy ranges offering the warmth for an amazing Himachal tour.

Kullu-Valley of Gods

The must-visit tourist place of Himachal Tour, Kullu is spectacularly beautiful place to visit. The Kullu valley is known to be an end to the habitable world owing to extreme cold but it still enchants visitors. While visiting Kullu, tourists can take delight in breezy wind, snowy glaciers, and fun-filled ice games that will multiply the joy of being in Kullu.

Manali-A Perfect Holiday Spot

This is the well-known hill station of the state. Preferred by tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh, Manali enchants everyone with its natural beauty.  It has magnetic charm, the lush fertile vegetation, melodious sound of birds and slow motion of the snowy glaciers which make it counted among the most preferred tourist destination on your Himachal Tour.

Khajjiar-The Gulmarg of Himachal

Known for its stunning natural beauty, Khajjiar abounds in lush green grass and is enveloped by a thick forest of pine and cedar. Tourists will come across the rare sighs of grazing sheep, horses and fields. There is a small lake that completes the perfect scenery. If you are visiting with family, this is an ideal getaway for picnic while traversing between Dalhousie and Chamba.

Wildlife

Mainly famous for its natural beauty, the state even does not disappoint wildlife-lovers. Himachal Pradesh boasts of its different type of topography and climate. It abounds in landscapes, forests and wildlife that enchant wildlife-enthusiasts. The famous wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh are:

  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Churdahar Sanctuary
  • Chail Sanctuary
  • Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary
  • Pin Valley National Park

Adventure in Himachal Pradesh

The state has all the arrangements to thrill adventure lovers with its rivers, mountains, forests, lakes, high peaks and alpine meadows. Tourists can enjoy day-hikes, heli-skiing, paragliding, ice-skating, camping, rock-climbing and mountain-cycling. They can also have fun in activities like fishing, golf, safari and mountaineering.

Shopping in Himachal Pradesh

The state has no dearth of shopping items that delight every shopaholic with its large variety. Tourists can shop for handicrafts, tweeds, shawls, silver jewellery and rare books. If you want to carry along the flavor of the state then there is a variety of fruit juice and jam. For art-lovers, the state presents an impressive collection of Contemporary Pahari miniature paintings. Besides these, tourists can pick handmade footwear, wooden items, carpets and metal ware.

Punjab-The Smiling Soul of India

Renowned as the “Land of five rivers”, Punjab boasts of its stunning cultural diversity. It is well-known for its culture, cuisine and history. The land welcomes tourists with cheerful ambiance, lively people and vibrant festivals. Rainbow tinged turbans, vibrantly colored attire, ribbons, bangles and scarves adorned by people of Punjab and bhangra music – all make Punjab a colorful tourist destination. The enchanting cities of the state are known for housing majestic monuments, holy shrines, gurudwaras, temples, ashrams and wide lakes. It is a perfect destination for travellers interested in discovering ancient civilization, lip-smacking cuisine, rich culture and exquisite shopping.

Major Tourist Destinations

Amritsar

Golden Temple is the most popular attraction that makes Amritsar a must visit tourist destination in Punjab. Tourists can visit many other Gurudwaras that mark their links with the Gurus. It has many religious spots. It also boasts of being the sheltering place of Jalianwala Bagh, which is the monument of Indian Independence. It is a live specimen to the Jalianwalah massacre in 1919. Woolen blankets and sweaters are a must buy in the city as these can be availed at quite cheap price.

Pinjore Gardens

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state where special programs are conducted at the Yadavindra Gardens for the Baisakhi festival in April. Mango Festival in June and July are the other popular attractions for the travellers visiting Punjab.

Wagah Border

Lying 28 km away from Amritsar is the Wagah Border. The most prominent tourist attraction is the “Lowering of Flags” ceremony arranged by the security forces of India and Pakistan.

Sheesh Mahal

Punjab has been aptly named as the city of gardens and palaces. The imperial palaces of Punjab reflect the beauty of the rambling farmlands as well as ancient temples. Sheesh Mahal is one such wonderful palace in Patiala that boastfully reflects the splendor of the erstwhile maharajahs.

Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib

Expounding the holy message of Sikhism, the Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib lies on the north-western corner of Chandigarh. Being the motherland of Khalsa, the place holds a religious prominence.

Dera Baba Nanak

It is located around 35 kms to west of Gurdaspur in Punjab, which is on the left bank of river Ravi .The great Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent almost the last twelve years of his valuable worldly life in Dera Baba Nanak.The whole place served as the abode of Guru Nanak Ji. On its bank, Guru used to meditate. An amazing gurudwara stands proudly here today to commemorate the place.

Goindwal Sahib

The town of Goindwal has a great significance in reference to the Sikh religious pilgrimage spots. It is located in the south east of Amritsar and only thirty km away from the city. The Goindwal town houses some of the important Gurudwaras; out of which the Goindwal Sahib is the prominent one. It is the pride of Punjab and an important pilgrimage site as well.

Shopping in Punjab

The state offers unlimited opportunities for shopping. Tourists can buy everything, from traditional to contemporary items that reflect its cultural richness. It includes clothes, jewellery and various other shopping articles including handloom and handicrafts that make a best bet for tourists. 

Haryana-An Ideal Retreat for Travellers

Blessed with the amazing bounty of nature, Haryana is a state that reflects the cultural richness of the state. It encompasses various places of interest for tourists. The state also houses various places of religious importance and upon visiting them; tourists can get familiar with the cultural history of the golden period. It houses various Hindu temples that attract pilgrims from all around the world. The temples here showcase impressive architectural skills of the locals of the state. Representing the secular tradition of the locals of Haryana are the famous “Gurudwaras” for Sikhs.

Major Tourist Attractions

Badkal Lake

Located in the Faridabad district of the state, the lake possesses a historical significance as it occupies a strategic location since the Battle of Kurukshetra in the Mahabharta took place. The state is also a thoroughfare to various other spectacular locations. It is one of the weekend getaways visited by the holidaymakers of Delhi. They can enjoy boating, angling and even swimming for relaxation.

Star Monument

It is a treasure to the state, located at around 12 kms from Bhiwani. Constructed on the tomb where Param Sant Huzur Tara Chand Ji Maharaj lies in eternal peace, it has a star shape. The sacred tomb or Samadhi in the Radhaswami Satsang Bhawan Complex is around 101 feet from the base and stands on a raised platform of 6 feet.

Saras

Saras complex is a popular resort where aficionados of Haryana love to visit. The quaint resort lies in the urban and happening Gurgaon District. The estate stretches across acres of lush greenery as well as overlooks the spectacular backdrop of the jungle-clad Aravalli ridges.

Sohna

If you wish to experience the natural beauty of Haryana then head to Sohna. It is an amazing blend of the suburban pasture as well as the urban skyscrapers that makes it a popular tourist destination. The Gateway to the north is dotted with resorts, hotels and a variety of accommodation; among which the Sohna Hills resort holds visitors’ attention.

Kurukshetra

Steeped in history, it is a must visit destination of the state. It served as the battle ground of Mahabharta which was fought between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. It also boasts of being the sacred place where Lord Krishna preached the lessons of Karma and Dharma to Arjuna. Tourists can also explore important spots like Brahma Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar and Thaneswar Tirtha.

Panipat

It holds great historical significance for being the site where the three battles of Panipat were fought. Due to its mention in history, it draws tourists from all across the globe.

Dumdama Lake

If you wish to enjoy a picnic with family then Dumdama Lake is the best picnic spot with lush green and picturesque surroundings. With its wonderful backdrop of Aravalli hills, the lake delights visitors with activities lie angling, kayaking and canoeing.

Surajkund

It is the must see attraction of the state, built in the 10th century, the Surajkund Lake is the highlight here. The town also celebrates annual art and craft mela, which draws huge crowd of visitors. This fair enables tourists to pick and choose from a variety of excellent traditional handicrafts and handlooms of the state.

Panchkula

This place is well-known for its temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Shakti, the beloved consort of Lord Shiva. Constructed by the Maharaja of Patiala in 1861 to commemorate his victory, the temple is a must visit attraction.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

This serves as a paradise for nature lovers and mainly for bird enthusiasts. It provides shelter to a variety of bird species encompassing the migratory ones. Established by the famous Ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, the sanctuary draws birdwatchers and biologists from all across the world.

Adventure

Haryana Adventure Tourism facilitates tourists to have fun in activities like para gliding, rock climbing, canoeing and river rafting. This wide array of amazing landscapes provides the options of camping, cycling and trekking.

Rajasthan-Where Royalty Sways

The desert land of Rajasthan positions itself in the north-western part of India. Rajasthan used to be a collection of majestic kingdoms where traditions were a part of the princely state. Rugged forts, palatial palaces, quiet villages, tranquil lakes, rich wildlife and bustling towns form today’s Rajasthan. The vibrancy of fairs and festivals add more appeal to the desert state. Tourists can still witness the royal architecture and have a regal feel of the bygone era. Palace on Wheels is the luxurious way to explore the royal state of Rajasthan.

Major Tourist Places

Udaipur-The Romantic Lake City

Serving as an important travel destination of Rajasthan, Udaipur is the most beautiful place in the state. It speaks volume of its picturesque location and intriguing attractions that make it among the most sought after tourist places.

Must-visit attractions:

  • Lake Palace
  • Lake Pichola
  • City Palace
  • Jagmandir Palace
  • Saheliyon-Ki-Bari
  • Eklingji Temple
  • Vintage Car Collections

Jaipur-The Pink City

It boasts of being the largest city of Rajasthan. The renowned capital city is among the three major destinations of Golden Triangle tour. This beautiful city of the state appeals many tourists from all across the globe.

Must-visit attractions:

  • City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Birla Temple
  • Amber Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort

Jodhpur-The Proud Blue City

This famous destination is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Located on the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur appeals travellers from all around the world. It positions itself on the foothills of a sandstone hillock.

Must-visit attractions:

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Jaswant Thada Memorial
  • Mandore Gardens

Bikaner-The Camel City

Lying during a corner of Thar Desert, Bikaner is famous for its majestic forts, old temples and the exciting camel safaris. With its colourful handicrafts, it draws tourists’ attention. One can also view the desert sand dunes that lie on the outskirts.

Must-visit attractions:

  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre

Jaisalmer-The Mini Rajasthan

Nestled on the threshold of Thar desert, Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Rao Jaisal. With its large number of ancient forts and palaces, Jaisalmer forms as a beautiful city in Rajasthan. The city appeals tourists with its historical significance.

Must-visit attractions:

  • Sonar Kila or Golden Fort
  • Jain Temples,
  • Merchant Havelis,
  • Desert National Park
  • Camel Safari
  • Sand Dunes

Mount Abu- A Retreat in the Aravalli hills

The place is famous for being the only hill station in the state. Locals visit Mount Abu to enjoy an escape from heat of the state. Renowned for its natural beauty and cool climate, the hill town has become one of the must-visit travel destinations of Rajasthan.

Must-visit attractions:

  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dilwara Jain Temple
  • Nakki Lake

Ajmer-The Revered Pilgrimage Site

It displays a potpourri of different cultures imbibed from the various rulers like Mughals, Chauhans and the Scindhia. Ajmer, being a famous religious site in India receives footfalls of many tourists. Pushkar is a must visit destination while exploring Ajmer.

Must-visit attractions:

  • Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
  • Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra
  • Mayo College
  • Taragarh Fort

Fairs & Festivals-Vibrant Display of Traditions

If you wish to see the vibrant side of the state, enjoy fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. Forming an occasion of get together, these colourful occasions are celebrated by locals of the state with great enthusiasm. These celebrations are the real way to be familiar with the heritage of the state. Many festivals are also associated with the religious belief.

Most popular festivals:

  • Brij Festival
  • Elephant Festival
  • Gangaur
  • Teej
  • Camel Fair
  • Desert Festival
  • Marwar Festival

Shopping in Rajasthan

If you are a shopaholic, Rajasthan will delight you with its large variety of shopping items. Arts and handicrafts of the state are unique and well-known around the world for its charm. The state has retained its traditional art and craft forms that still attract visitors.

Popular shopping items:

  • Jewellery
  • Pottery
  • Leather Items
  • Paintings
  • Textiles
  • Stone Items

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Gujarat-Jewel of the West

Located on the western coast of India, Gujarat boasts of its one of the longest coastlines. Dotted with amazing beach resorts, blue lagoons and shore temples, the state is a popular tourist destination. It represents an impressive blend of nature, history and religious monuments. The state is rich in crafts and natural beauty that add to its vibrancy. It also attracts scholars, artists, intellectuals and businessmen from around the world. Tourism in Gujarat offers tourists impressive attractions like forts and museums, temples and mosques.

Major Tourist Destinations

Ahmedabad

The city is known for its historical significance because of its association with Mahatama Gandhi. It is visited by travellers from all across the globe. The destination is also popular for its amazing architecture that presents a vibrant amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic styles. Some of the popular attractions to visit in Ahmedabad include Sabarmati Ashram, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Adalaj Step-well, Kankaria Lake, Bhadra Fort and Shaking Minarets.

Gandhinagar

Located at a distance of about 25 km north of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat. It offers varied tourist places like the Akshardham and Shamlaji, Children’s Park, Deer Park, Akshardham Temple, Sarita Udyan and Botanical garden.

Jamnagar

The city is situated around 302 km from Ahmedabad and is another gem in the crown of the city. It offers some of the finest representations of architecture that can be seen in the form of palaces, forts and religious structures. The popular tourist hotspots in Jamnagar encompass Willington Crescent, Kotha Bastion, Lakhota Fort, Solarium, Jamsaheb’s Palace, Bhid Bhanjan Temple, Bohra Hajira, Ranmal Lake and Adinath Mandir.

Vadodara

It is known as the cultural capital of the state. It boasts of cultural richness and traditional wealth of the state. Vadodara is well-known for its majestic gardens, amazing fine arts and folk dance that make it counted among the most popular tourist destination in the state. Some other famous attractions here include Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baps Swami Narayan Mandir, Khanderao Market, Baroda Museum and Art Gallery and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum.

Surat

Surat is located on the banks of the River Tapti. Previously it used to be one of the major ports of western India. The port has also served as a gateway to the then state. Some of the must visit tourist attractions in Surat include The Chintamani Jain Temple, The Sardar Patel Museum, Dutch Garden and Jawaharlal Nehru Garden.

Porbandar

Mostly thronged by devotees throughout the year Porbandar serves as a home to the finest sacred shrines dating back to ancient India. It offers a blend of rusticity along with modernity which adds on to its beauty. Tourists can explore here Kirti Mandir, Arya Kanya, Gurukul, Bharat Mandir, Sudama Mandir and the Planetarium.

Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar is a major trading port for the cotton materials that is produced in the state. Founded in 1743, the Bhavnagar lock gate has the capacity to maintain ships afloat in the port at low tide. Some popular tourist sites in Bhavnagar include The Takhteshwar Temple, Gangajalia Town Hall, Gandhi Smriti Museum or Gandhi Memorial, Samaldas College, Gaurishankar Lake, The Water Lock Gate and The Barton Library.

Wildlife

The state delights wildlife lovers with its prominent wildlife destination, called Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary. It boasts of sheltering Asiatic lions. Other than this, tourists can also spot species like chital, leopard, chinkara, wild ass, spotted deer and four-horned antelope. Gir forest area also envelopes the Nalsarovar Lake and Sanctuary, where different kinds of bird species can be seen.

 Shopping in Gujarat

The state boasts of its worldwide famous handicrafts. Textiles are the most popular ones. Besides, Patola Silk sarees, Bandhnis and traditional Gagra-Cholis Wall hangings, embroidered, appliqued quilts, embroidered footwear and Lacquer furniture are other popular items to shop for.

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Maharastra- A fine Amalgam of Diverse Cultures

The state has gained prominence for being one of the most industrialized states of the country. Sprawling over the Sahayadri mountains, it gets an amazing backdrop from the Arabian Sea Coast. The major tourist destinations here include Pune, Mumbai, Nashik and Mahabaleshwar. The state takes pride of having the Bollywood city Mumbai and culturally rich Gujarat on the north and Madhya Pradesh in the east. States like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka envelop it on the south. Numerous ancient caves, amazing hill stations, virgin beaches, revered holy spots and exotic wildlife are the wonders that Maharashtra has.

Major Tourist Destinations

Mumbai

The proud capital city of Maharasthra, Mumbai is known to be the place where you can fulfill your dreams. Its abundance of resources has gained it the title of the ‘Dream city of India.’ As far as tourist attractions here are concerned, travellers can view here the Gateway of India, Mahalaxmi Temple, Marine Drive, Haji Ali Shrine and Chowpathy and Juhu beaches. Essel World is a most sought after attraction for the children in the country.

Pune

It is the second biggest city of Maharashtra, which also serves as the home to the Maratha leader, Shivaji. The Osho Ashram is the main landmark here. With its pleasant gardens and majestic outer walls, The Shanwarawada Palace is another attraction. The Raja Kelkar Museum delights history lovers with artistic and antique collections. The Gandhi National Memorial and the Tribal Museum are other landmarks of the city.

Nashik

Located around 200 km from Mumbai and Pune, Nashik is an important city of Maharasthra. It is here where the river Godavari purifies the city. Owing to the abundance of temples and Ghats on the banks of Godavari, Nashik has become a holy place for Hindus all around the world. Panchavati, Trimbakeshwar, Shirdi, Vani and Pandavlena are also the popular tourist attractions.

Elephanta Caves

Lying 10 kms away from the Mumbai Coast are the famous Elephanta Caves. These are a host of caves that are nestled in an island amidst the Arabian Sea. These caves date back to 450 to 750 AD and showcase fine sculptures that depict the glory of Lord Shiva. Regular motorboats from the boat jetty in form of the Gateway of India will take you to the islands.

Aurangabad

The city is particularly known for the two heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These caves are a host of 29 rock cut Cave Mountains and stand as an important mark of the architectural achievements of India. The mural paintings in Ajanta and the fascinating sculptures in Ellora leave tourists mesmerized.

Panchgani

Enveloped by five hills, Panchgani is a truly fascinating destination. It houses amazing beauty and picturesque surroundings that make it a heaven on the earth. This hill station is very popular among travelers who visit the state from all across the globe.

Shirdi

Located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Shirdi is a famous town. Devotees from all around the world come to visit the shrine of Sai baba in the Shirdi Sai temple, which is built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. Besides, tourists can visit Shani Mandir, Sakori Ashram, Narsimha Mandir, Kandoba Temple and Changdev Maharaj Samadhi.

Hill Stations of Maharasthra

Mahabaleshwar, Khandala and Lonavala are the major hill stations in the state. These locations boast of serving as the shooting locations for many hit movies. The tranquil surroundings, placid lakes and gushing waterfalls add beauty to the hill stations.

Wildlife

Maharashtra is home to various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharmragarh Wild Life Sanctuary, Navegaon National Park and Bor Wildlife Sanctuary are the famous ones. Pench National Park is the popular wildlife destination here. Stretching around an area of 257 sq km, it invites wildlife lovers to enjoy a spectacular natural setting and rare wildlife. Tourists can spot here tigers, chital, panthers, sambhar, barking deer, wild boar, sloth bears, nilgai, black buck, gaur, monkeys and flying squirrels.

Shopping in Maharashtra

On your shopping in Maharashtra, you can pick from a wide variety of shopping items. Maharashtrian traditional wares, Jewellery, pearl nose ring, Kolhapuri sarees, necklace and the nine-yard sarees are the popular items for shopping.

Kerala-A State with Nature’s Treasure

Adding popularity to the south-western tip of India, Kerala is blessed with diverse geographical features due to which it has earned fame. Tourists from all across the world throng to Kerala to spend the best holidays. Renowned as the proud ‘God’s own country’, Kerala has also been listed among the top 50 destinations of a lifetime. Serene Beaches, tranquil backwaters, equable climate and lush green hill stations, the features of Kerala are endless.

Major Tourist Attractions

Backwaters

Kerala boasts of being a home to some of the most amazing waterways, canals, estuaries and lakes. This massive interlocking network of waterways can be best witnessed with a houseboat. The backwaters of Kerala shelter unique variety of aquatic life. The surroundings look appealing with palm trees, leafy plants and shrubs.

Most sought-after backwaters in Kerala encompass:

  • Kollam
  • Alleppey
  • Cochin
  • Kasaragod
  • Kozhikode

Hill Stations

This exotic destination speaks volume about is various enchanting hill stations. Adding appeal to Kerala, the hill stations serve as a perfect place to enjoy a break from city life. With serene ambience, refreshing air and green surroundings, Kerala hill stations are the perfect places to spend time with loved ones.

Visit the most famous hill stations in Kerala like:

  • Munnar
  • Devikulam
  • Idduki
  • Ponmudi
  • Pythal Mala

Beaches

If you love to visit beach then Kerala will not disappoint you. The destination houses a number of beaches where you can relax your tired mind. The clean blue water of the sea adds appeal to these must-visit places. Tourists can also savour a variety of scrumptious cuisines here.

Some of the must-visit beaches in Kerala are:

  • Alappuzha
  • Cherai
  • Bekal
  • Kovalam
  • Fort Kochi
  • Beypore

Wildlife of Kerala

Wildlife lovers can delight themselves by exploring a number of wildlife sanctuaries that the state houses. Tourists can spot a various animals, birds of different species. Even some of the most endangered species can also be spotted in the place. The commonly found species include Nilgiri Tahr, Leopards, Tigers, Elephants, Deer, Butterflies, Mudskippers and many others.

The famous wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala include:

  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Ayurveda in Kerala

Kerala is known as the land of Ayurveda, which was originated over 5000 year back. The word Ayurveda is made up of ‘Ayu’ means life and ‘Veda’ means the knowledge, thus Ayurveda signifies the ‘Knowledge of Life’.  This science of life focuses on improving of mind, body and soul. Ayurveda involves different therapies that are used for the rejuvenation of body and mind. Kerala boasts of being the only state in India that has the major place for the Ayurveda. The Greenland also houses various Ayurveda resorts, beaches and centres.

Dance Forms of Kerala

Kerala is famous for its traditional dance forms that draw many visitors from all across the globe. Dance is the reflection of the culture of any state. In Kerala, various dance forms are performed that showcase various traditions of Keralites. These dance forms are performed by both men as well as women in Kerala. Kerala dance is mainly known for its expressions. Kathakali and Mohiniyattam are the famous dance forms of the state.

Tamilnadu-The Temple State of India

If you wish to see a plethora of culture and tradition amalgamated together then Tamilnadu is the place to be in. This magnificent state welcomes tourists with its majestic monuments, ancient temples, beautiful gateways and numerous other attractions. The state is characterized by a history that dates back to thousand years. Taking pride in its rich culture, Tamilnadu is a major holiday destination in various South India tours. It is among the favourite hotspots for people who wish to go on a religious expedition. It delights its visitors with intriguing hill stations and vast sunny beaches. It boasts of 910 km long coastline, which is the third longest coastline in the country.

Major Tourist Destinations

Chennai

Being the capital city, Chennai holds visitors’ attention. It houses the Marina beach, which is sprawled over an area of around 13 kms. Tourists can also visit the St. George Fort, which is another popular attraction of the state. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeswarar Temple is another must visit place. The Birla Planetarium, Valluvar Kottam, Elliot Beach, National Art and Government Museum and Anna Zoological Park are some of the other popular tourist attractions.

Chidambaram

Located in the east-central part of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is in the Coleroon River Valley. Settled amidst the town is the famous Nataraja Temple that envelops an area of 40 acres. There is another temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Thillaikaliamman Temple, which is on the northern corner of the town. The Annamalai University is another popular tourist attraction here.

Kanchipuram

It will not be wrong to say Kanchipuram, The Seat of Shankaracharya. The city serves as one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites in the country. It is also located around 70 kms from Chennai in the state. Another imposing structure is the Kamakshi Amman Temple, which is dedicated to goddess Parvati.

Kanyakumari

It is the southernmost point of peninsular India and also serves as a pilgrim centre for Hindus. Tourists can savour here the most stunning view of sunrise and sunset over the waters. The multicoloured sand here adds on to its beauty. The Kumari Amman Temple or the Kanyakumari Temple is the most popular attraction. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. The famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial is another must visit place here.

Trichy

It is the historical city of Trichy, which lies on the banks of the Kaveri River (also Cauvery) in the state. Rock Fort Temple is a spectacular landmark, which is located on the shores of the Kaveri. The Thayumanaswamy Temple lies hallway to the top and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lying 6 kms north of the city is the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangam), which serves as a revered shrine devoted to Lord Vishnu.

Madurai

Located on the banks of the River Vaigai, Madurai is the temple city as well as the cultural capital. It derives its name from the divine nectar, showered from the locks of Lord Shiva. Meenakshi Amman Temple is the major landmark which houses Goddess Meenakashi and Lord Shiva as main deities. The Tirumalai Naik Palace is another place that can be visited by tourists.

Pondicherry

The city is aptly referred as the Abode of Sri Aurobindo. It lies at a distance of around 200 km from the city of Chennai. Established in 1920, The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the major attraction here. The ashram also houses the samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and his mother. Other places to see include Bharthi Museum and Bharthidasan Memorial Museum.

Shopping in Tamil Nadu

If you wish to go for shopping in Tamil Nadu then you will be delighted to see rich heritage or arts and crafts. Silk fabric is a popular shopping item here. Tourists can also choose from a variety of amazingly carved stone sculptures and musical instruments.

Karnataka-A State with different Flavours

Located in the Southern India, Karnataka is the state, enveloped by Maharashtra and Goa in the north. While Andhra Pradesh surrounds it on the east and Tamil Nadu and Kerala bound it on the south. Its Western Coast is drenched by Arabian Sea that abounds in spectacular beaches. The state is gifted with green Western Ghats, gushing waterfalls, exotic wildlife sanctuaries and the densely forested Sahayadri. Besides breathtaking natural beauty, the state is popularly known for its pilgrimage spots, majestic architecture and well-known software industry. The Carnatic music and the exciting festivals that make it among the most celebrated states in the country.

Major Tourist Destinations

Bangalore

The capital of Karnataka is Bangalore. It is a rapidly growing and contemporary place that serves as home to IT industry in the country. The city is full of young and enthusiastic professionals that form the cosmopolitan air of the city. It is here where you can enjoy relaxation and get entertained as well. Bangalore abounds in greenery and offer few interesting buildings to visitors. Known as the Silicon Valley of India, it is a prime tourist destination of the state.

Hampi

It is among the major historical destinations of the city. The laid back village of Hampi used to be the last capital of Vijayanagar, which was one of the greatest Hindu empires in history of India. It houses some majestic ruins, amazingly intermingled with big boulders that surround the landscape. The ruins date back to the 14th century, which sprawls for over 25 kilometers (10 miles) and encompass more than 500 monuments.

Mysore

The enchanting city of Mysore possesses an amazing royal heritage. Mysore Palace is the major tourist attraction here. Other interesting buildings, palaces and temples in the city make it a worth-visiting destination. The city also serves as a finest place to buy sandalwood. One can also learn about Ashtanga yoga here. Tourists can consider staying at the majestic Lalitha Mahal, which is a palace hotel in the city.

Coorg

The destination is picturesque and has admiring mountainous region in Southern Karnataka. It is famous for its lush green coffee estates that draw attention of the visitors. Visitors can explore the place which is nestled amidst the coffee plantations.

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park of Karnataka is among the top rated national parks in India. It also serves as the finest place to catch the glimpses of elephants in their natural habitat. Tourists can also see the herds of elephants on the river bank. The park holds visitors’ attention with its dense forests, gushing streams and tranquil lake. Tourists can enjoy jeep or elephant safari and trekking as well.

Gokarna

Gokarna is a remote holy town, located in northern Karnataka. It enchants visitors with some of India’s finest beaches. It attracts both pilgrims as well as vacationers with equal enthusiasm.

Hospet

Lying 325 kilometers from Bangalore, Hospet is known for its propinquity to the World Heritage Site of Hampi. There are various ancient temples that make it a worth-visiting travel destination in the state. The Archaeological Museum, Himavat Kedaya waterfall, Jogimatti and Ankli Matha are the famous attractions to see here.

Belur

This interesting Belur city of Karnataka is well-known for the Chennakeshava Temple. It was built by the Hoysala rulers between the 10th and 13th centuries. Vishnuvardhana, the Channigaraya temple, the Andal temple and the Veeranarayana temple are the must-visit attraction there.

Wildlife in Karnataka

Karnataka has been attracting wildlife lovers from all across the globe. Besides heritage, the state houses wide variety of beaches and exotic wildlife. It also serves as a home to various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Visitors can see wild animals, migratory birds and various other species.

Popular wildlife destinations in Karnataka include:

  • Bandipur National Park
  • Anshi National Park
  • Bannerughatta National Park

Adventure

How can the state disappoint adventure lovers? It delights them with numerous activities that have become possible with its natural wealth. It included rugged terrains, pristine beaches, high mountains, gushing rivers and dense forests. Adventure tourism in Karnataka offers you to enjoy various activities like parasailing, snorkeling, rock climbing, scuba diving, angling, windsurfing, trekking and river rafting.

Shopping

The state boasts of a rich tradition of handicrafts, which adds to the shopping in Karnataka. Tourists can also pick sandal woodworks, woodcarving and interesting objects that are made from stone, metal or other articles.

Orissa-A City with Unlimited Fascinations

Orissa is a celebrated destination for its natural wealth, tourist places, wildlife sanctuaries and cultural heritage. The enchanting state with the renowned pilgrimage spots, ancient monuments, sandy beaches and tribal villages welcomes tourists with open arms. Exploring the state brings you wonderful experience of visiting to a new world. Travellers can enjoy adventure, wildlife, history, culture, pilgrimage and much more in Orissa. The state is all set to delight you with an enjoyable experience that you will cherish forever in life.

Major Tourist Destinations

Bhubaneswar

Being the capital city of Orissa, Bhubneshwar has its own significance. It also served as the seat of Tribhubaneswar, which has gained it accolades as an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. The destination is dotted with hundreds of temples. The new Bhubaneswar city with its modern buildings and unmatched infrastructure adds to its historic surroundings.

Puri

Snuggled on the beach, Puri is an intriguing destination of Orissa. It takes you away from the polluted city life to an unpolluted patch of sand. The appeal of Puri lies in its sacredness. The enchanting Jaggannath Temple remains open to Hindus. The destination is ideal to conduct tribal tours as well as day trips. The Rath Yatra festival in Puri is a major attraction here. Another one is the Puri Beach Festival which is held every November.

Rourkela

Settled in the lap of nature, Rourkela is the city that has gained popularity with the setting up of the first of the three public sector steel plants in 1955. Located in the minerally rich belt of Orissa, the city has marked a new era in the Steel Industry of the country for being the only steel plant oriented to the production of sheets and flat products. Rourkela serves as the easiest base for exploring the places to visit in the district of Sundargarh.

Tribal Villages

Tourists on their Orissa tour can capture the best glimpses of the tribal life. Orissa boasts of having more than 60 tribal communities. These people with their mystical ancient ways reside in Orissa’s remote, dense forests and hilly interiors. Tourists can have a fascinating experience by visiting the tribes. Some tribal areas are inaccessible and language is a barrier, so you should go for organized tribal tours. During a tribal trip of Orissa, tourists can get to mix with the local people and can learn about their lifestyles. The weekly tribal markets are the popular attractions here.

Ancient Buddhist Sites

Tourists can go for exploring the Buddhist Sites to have a tranquil experience. These sacred Buddhist sites in Orissa are worth-visiting due to their age-old significance. These spots inherit a series of temples, shrines, monasteries, stupas and gorgeous sculptures having Buddhist images on them. Their rural setting, amongst beautiful hills and paddy fields appeals visitors from all across the globe.

Shopping in Orissa

How can one ignore the exquisite handcrafts of Orissa while visiting the state? It has nurtured a heritage of various religions and all of them have left impression in the Oriyan style of crafts. The most popular article for shopping in the state is obviously the exquisite handloom products of diverse nature. Besides, as you explore the sea beaches, you will come across the glimpses of traditional seashell crafts that will draw your attention. In tribal areas, metal crafts come as the most popular shopping item for tourists. Tourists can shop in the major cities like Bhubaneswar and Puri. Various roadside stalls are erected by the locals with a diversified assortment of articles. Tourists can also expect a good bargain while on their shopping expedition.

Andhra Pradesh-The Kohinoor of India

Situated on the southeastern India, Andhra Pradesh is a famous destination in the country. Andhra Pradesh attracts many touriasts to visit this place round with its attractions like temples, beaches and hill stations in this state. Beach tours and religious tours are very popular in the state. The state is gifted with the bounty of fascinating nature. The scenic beauty of the place attracts travellers with their intriguing tourist places. The capital city of Andhra Pradesh serves as one of the most important travel destination. The city takes pride in its rich architectural legacies of the “Nawabs”. The majestic monuments, palatial palaces and ancient forts represent the architectural glory of the by gone days.

Major Tourist Destinations

Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of the state. It is one of the metropolitan cities. The state beckons tourists with its numerous sightseeing spots for travellers. Toursits can explore markets, mosques, bridegs, hills and lakes that the city houses. Charminar and Salar Jung museum are the most popular spots in the city.

Vijayawada

Situated on the delta of Krishna River, Vijayawada is a well-known destination in the state. The city is famous for its railway station. Krishna River along with its adjoining valleys present the picturesque sightseeing sites. Enveloped by hills, this city offers some stunning natural sites.

Warangal

It is positions on the northern part of the state. Warangal is a place that signifies historical importance. Tourists can also visit the age-old temples, antiques, and the relics of 12th century AD. The pristine lakes and a wide range of wildlife are the main attractions for the nature lovers.

Srisailam

Lying on the banks of Krishna River, this city is a well-known destination for weekend trips. The major fascinations of this city include the Nallamalai Hills, dams and several ancient temples. If tourists wish to explore wildlife in this city, they can visit the hill forests.

Vishakhapatnam

Famously known as Vizag, Vishakhapatnam is a popular travel destination. The main attractions of this city include beaches and enchanting valleys.

Tirupati

Situated in Chittoor, Tirupati lies on the southeastern part of it. This is among the most popular pilgrimage spots for the Hindus.

Festivals

Andhra Pradesh is the land of rich cultural heritage. It amazingly reflects in its festivals and various other attractions. Festivals are also intricately woven into the culture of Andhra Pradesh. These are celebrated with great fervor. Most of the festivals celebrated are religious but some festivals are also held by the Government of Andhra Pradesh that attracts visitors.

Wildlife

The wildlife of the area fascinates tourists from all across the globe. The plethora of hills and streams attracts wildlife lovers to throng the place again and again. Wildlife is the main attraction of the state that houses several zoological centers. Some of the popular wildlife destinations include Alisagar Deer Park, Eturnagaram Sanctuary, Coringa Wild Life Sanctuary and Indira Gandhi Zoological park.

Shopping in Andhra Pradesh

Tourists can see and pick from a variety of shopping articles. You can choose from gift items, antique jewellery, handicraft work and exquisitely adorned fabrics, reflecting the rich tradition and culture of the Telugu people. 

Madhya Pradesh-The Heart of India

Boastfully located in central India, Madhya Pradesh draws tourists with its well-preserved remnants of its glorious history. Being the largest state in India, it enchants tourists from far and wide. Madhya Pradesh travel offers tourists the opportunity to experience the quintessence of the natural splendor of India. With its rich cultural heritage, the state serves as a must visit destination for travel enthusiasts. It houses the world-famous sites of Khajuraho which is known for its unique art and sculptures.

Major Tourist Places

Khajuraho-The Finest Expression of Art

The city is known for the world-famous temples of Khajuraho. These appeal tourists from all over the world because of its unique architecture. It is said that human emotions cannot be best expressed in stones other than as carved in the sites of Khajuraho temples. The sculptures display a celebration of love, worship and life. The erotic temples of Khajuraho make is among the top historical destinations in India.

Bandhavgarh-The Best of Wildlife

Bandhavgarh is famous for its national park that is popularly known as Bandhavgarh National Park. The site serves as the best place to spot tigers in the entire country. The sprawling national park boasts of being the sheltering place of various rare wildlife species in India. To add more fun to their visit, tourists can enjoy elephant safaris at his famous national park. An open jeep safari is the best way to capture the sights of tourists in India.

Gwalior-The Historical City

The city of Gwalior is popular among tourists visiting Agra. It is easily accessible from the Taj City. The massive hilltop fort towering over the city forms as an important attraction. It is known to be one of the most invincible forts in the country whose history goes back to 1,000 years. Inside the fort walls, tourists can view a number of palaces as well as temple. The Man Mandir Palace serves as the highlight of the forts. While at the bottom of the fort is the ancient town of Gwalior that brims with history and specimen of Mughal architecture like the Tomb of Tansen.

Orchha-A Scenic Destination

Orchha is nestled on the banks of the Betwa River. It serves as a tranquil place, abounding in well-protected palaces and temples that retain medieval charm. Three major palaces lie in Orccha’s fortified walls. Among which, the Jahangir Mahal is the largest one and its upper levels provide some eye-catching views. If you wish to enjoy a unique experience, stay inside the Jahangir Mahal, at the Hotel Sheesh Mahal.

Mandu-A Place for Tranquility-seeker

Today’s abandoned city of Mandu once used to be the lavish home of the Mughals. They indulged themselves by its various lakes and palaces. Mandu’s crumbling buildings, enveloped by a far stretched 45 km wall along with 12 gateways, still display its grandiose past. It is an amazing retreat from the everyday hectic life.

Wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

No doubt, one third of the state’s land is forested, exhibiting a unique panorama of wild life. Especially in the region of Vindhya-Kaimur, and the Baghelkhand plateau and the Satpura and Maikala ranges. The old kingly families were passionate sportsmen. They had their own private haunting grounds. Since these royal hunts were infrequent affairs and as the caretakers of the hunting sites were vigilant, the animals grew and prospered. Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Pench are the famous wildlife destinations of India.

Shopping in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh guarantees a rewarding shopping experience. As you travel to Madhya Pradesh, you come across a variety of articles which you would love to shop. Its traditional handicrafts, textile products and other wonderments still allure tourists with their unique appeal. Tourists can also head to the bustling streets or Chowks for a delightful shopping in Madhya Pradesh. They still manage to retain a sort of medieval like ambience and shopping will be an experience.

Chattisgarh-A Promising Tribal Destination

Located in the heart of India, the state of Chattisgarh is endowed with rich cultural heritage and appealing natural diversity. The state abounds in age-old monuments, carved temples, rare wildlife and beautifully carved temples. These sites are unexplored and offer a unique experience to travellers. The Green State of Chhattisgarh houses huge area under forests and that is why it is among the richest bio-diversity areas in India. The state boasts of a number of pilgrim destinations that beckon tourists to visit the place.

Major Tourist Attractions

Kawardha

The small town of Kawardha is a peaceful retreat offering amazing views of nature. It also boasts of a rich tribal life. The royal palace of Kawardha takes you to the finer glimpses of Indian royalty. Established in 1936-37, the palace also houses a Radha Krishna Temple, the Madan Manjari Mahal and Bhoramdeo Mandawa Mahal.

Chitrakote Falls

These have a horse shoe shape that make them unique and create curiosity in travellers’ heart. It is 100 feet in height. Tourists can often view beautiful birds in the surroundings that add charm to the site. The sound of the waterfalls makes the atmosphere more appealing.

Kanker

This ancient old town offers an amazing blend of forest, waterfalls and tribal villages. Royal family still resides at the place.

Bhoramdeo

Often known as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh, Bhoramdeo is known for its amazingly carved erotic sculptures. Constructed in Nagar style, the temple represents impressive architecture. The outer walls are adorned with 54 erotic sculptures in different poses.

Champaran

The city got fame for being the birthplace of Saint Vallabhacharya. The birth anniversary of the saint is celebrated in April-May every year. Held in the months of Jan-Feb, an annual fair beckons hordes of visitors to the place.

Bastar

This tribal land welcomes tourists to explore its forests with waterfalls, ancient temples, wild animals, tribal music and dances. It serves as an important eco-tourism destination of India.

Seorinarayan

The site is related with legends in the Ramayana. The place was named after Shabri, who served Lord Ram and his wife Sita during their exile. There is a temple in Seorinarayan, called Nar Narayan Temple on which has figures from Hindu mythology. The annual festival organized here fascinates travellers from across the country.

Indravati National Park

Wildlife lovers can head to Indravati National Park in Chattisgarh which is the only tiger reserve in the state. Tourists can spot a variety of wildlife here. Besides this park, the state houses 3 other national parks and 11 wildlife sanctuaries with a diverse wildlife. Some endangered species can also be witnessed here.

Adventure

The state does not disappoint adventure lovers as well. There is a great scope for enjoying various adventure sports. Tourists can take part in trekking, parasailing, rock climbing, bungee jumping and water sports.

Shopping in Chattisgarh

Tourists can pick from a number of handicrafts from the state. The tribes of Chhattisgarh are skilled in creating a variety of handicrafts. Popular shopping items here include woodcrafts, bamboo crafts, bell metal items, Terracotta and cotton fabrics.

Bihar-The Land of Buddha

Taking pride in its cultural wealth, Bihar is among the oldest states in India. Here the warmth and hospitality of the locals attract tourists to visit it round the year. The state serves as a holy place for various religions. Temples in Bihar are very appealing and share rich historical connections. The state abounds in varied tourist attractions that fascinate tourists to visit Bihar. Some of the most popular places to visit include Nalanda, Patna, Bodhgaya, Sitamarhi and Ranchi. The pleasant climate beckons tourists to throng to the place round the year. The state boasts of various ancient monuments that are dotted in all around. The Buddhist shrines here are exquisite and boast of being the UNESCO world heritage site.

Major Tourist Attractions

Nalanda

The place is known for its renowned Buddhist University. It was established in 5th century by th Gupta emperors.

Bodhgaya

This is the most popular attraction of Bihar where travellers come in huge numbers. It is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree. He also preached his first sermon. Situated on the banks of river Niranjana, it fascinates tourists from all over the world. Buddhist monasteries, the archaeological museum, Buddha statue and Dungeshwari cave temples. Mahabodhi Temple is the famous attraction here.

Rajgir

The place abounds in temples and monasteries, lying about 15 km away from Nalanda. Snuggled in a valley, it houses a wonderful surrounding. The green forests all around add appeal to Rajgir. The region has been related to Lord Buddha. Rajgir is known for the Jain temples.

Prestshila Hills

Gaya is one such place known as one of the ‘Dhamas’ for Hindus. It is among the most revered places for pilgrimage and is protected on one side by the Prestshila Hills in Gaya. The Prestshila Hills is a legendary place in the state.

Ahirauli

It is a small village in the state that lies around 5 km from the center of Buxar town. There is a temple of Devi Ahalya who was the wife of Rishi Gautam. As legends say that Devi Ahalya identified a person in disguise as her husband by mistake. The angry Rishi Gautam turned Devi Ahalya into stones. The temple reminds people of the innocence of the Devi. The petrified Devi was rescued by Lord Ramachandra.

Hasanpura

This village is situated at a distance of 21 km to the south of Siwan, on the bank of Dhanai River. It is noted for its religious importance and natural beauty & scenic abundance. He was so impressed with the culture of India that he decided to stay back in the country.

Vaishali

The place is famous as the birth place of Lord Mahavira. It is also the site where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon. It also finds mention in the famous Hindu epic Ramayana. Raja Vishala Ka Garh, Ashok Pillar and the Archaeological Museum are famous attractions here.

Patna

In ancient times, the state of Bihar was known as Pataliputra. Patna was its capital. The capital city has its fair share of tourist attractions.

Shopping in Bihar

Bihar is well-known for its stunning variety of handicrafts. These include miniatures in leaves and paper, stone and bead jewellery, hand-painted wall hangings, stone pottery, Applique work on fabric and Leather goods.

Jharkhand-The State with Diverse Fascinations

Nestled in the spectacular Chhotanagpur Plateau in eastern India, Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar. It came into existence in November 2000. The state shares its borders with Bihar in the North, Orissa in the South, West Bengal in the East and Chhattisgarh in the West. Enveloped by lush green hills, Jharkhand boasts of its rich mineral wealth, unspoiled beauty of forest, teeming wild life and gurgling waterfalls. The diverse culture and amazing scenic splendour of the state beckon many tourists every year. Gifted with immense bio-diversity, rich culture, moderate climate and fascinating attractions, Jharkhand is gaining popularity as an ultimate travel destination in India.

Major Tourist Attractions

Ranchi Hills

It is one of the finest tourist destinations in the state, which is enveloped by serene beauty all around. Located at an elevation of 2140 feet, the hill serves as the perfect retreat from the hectic life of metro cities. The greenery all around is sure to delight tourists. The main attraction of the hill is its shape. The hill lies on a flat land and seem stunning while seen from a distance. From its hill top, tourists can have an amazing view of the entire city. Another popular attraction on the hill is the temple of Lord Shiva. It remains crowded during the Shravanmas by the pilgrims for whom it is as revered as the Baijnath Dham of Deoghar. An artificial lake lies on the Hill also draw huge number of tourists where they can enjoy boating.

Daasam Falls

It is among the finest waterfalls in north eastern India. Known as Dassam Ghagh, this attracts domestic as well as international tourists. Located near Taimara village, it falls in only 40 km away from the state capital. The view of water gushing down with huge force is unnerving. The sound of water echoes all around and the place is good for picnic with you loved ones.

Sun Temple

Built by Sanskrit Vihar, a charitable trust, the Sun Temple leaves tourists mesmerized by its beauty and architectural splendour. Sun Temple at Jharkhand positions itself near Bundu stand on Tata-Ranchi highway. The temple is perfectly located away from the crowd of the noisy city.

Baidyanath Dham

Amongst the various Hindu deities, the Lord Shiva is the glorious epitome of strength and is the chief divinity in the temple in Baidyanath Dham. The shrine Baidyanath Dham positions at a staggering 72 feet from the ground. It has a pyramid shaped tower. The lingam in the verandah is a humongous slab of basalt, with a cylindrical structure with 5 inch diameter.

Jamshedpur

Located in the heart of Jharkhand, Jamshedpur was the inspiration of Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. He had laid the foundation stone of this mesmerizing locale. The glorious ambiance prevailing in Jamshedpur attracts tourists from far and wide.

Netarhat

The terrain of Netarhat is enveloped by the ominous presence of lush woodlands and stupendous knolls adding a unique appeal to it. The hills that flank the venue of Netarhat are at an elevation of around 3700 feet from the sea level. The winters are rather chilly here.

Adventure

It is a great place for adventure lovers as it offers tourists a number of adventure activities to take part in. tourists can have fun in sports like rafting, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, sailing, paragliding, mountaineering, trekking and jungle safaris.

Wildlife

If you love wildlife then you should head to Betla National Park in Jharkhand. This is a perfect site to witness a number of wildlife species. Tourists can spot here tiger, elephants, panthers and deer. The site also has stunning waterfalls and hot springs.

Shopping in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is popular for its Wood Craft, Stone Carving, Bamboo works, Metal works, Paitkar Paintings and Ornaments. Tourists can explore its bazaars and pick up from a variety of wonderful handicrafts.

West Bengal-Unfold the Cultural Wealth

Emerging from the renowned Bay of Bengal in a maze of mangroves, West Bengal sprawls across the far-stretched Ganges plain. Before rising towards the majestic ramparts of the Himalaya, West Bengal is the densely populated state. With its unmatched geography, the state is the cradle of the Indian Renaissance. The state boasts of its eminent writers, articles, poets and spiritualists. This rich and diverse state enjoys receiving a number of foreign tourists every year. Be it culture, dance, music, shopping or adventure, the state has it all. Vibrant state, colourful people and modernization are the words that best describe West Bengal.

Major Tourist Destinations

Kolkata

The most renowned tourist spot in the state is Kolkata. It boasts of the famous Victoria Memorial, which is a huge white-marble structure. Constructed in 1874, it serves as the oldest archaeological museum in the country. Eden Garden is a pleasantly laid-out garden. The place also has the popular cricket ground by the same name. Birla Planetarium is among the largest of its kind in the world. Tourist places in the city include Kali Mandir, Fort William and Howrah Bridge.

Sunderbans

Taking pride in being a UNESCO world heritage site, Sunderbans serve as home to the largest population of wild tigers in the world. It is the largest estuarine delta in the world and the biggest site of the Royal Bengal Tigers. The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project is also a crocodile-breeding farm. Netidhopan is another must visit tourist place, which houses the ruins of a 400-year-old temple as well as Holiday Island. Here you can also witness the barking deer and Kanak.

Darjeeling

It is the most popular attraction, which is 6 kms away from the main town. The hillock is surrounded by the famous Yiga Choeling Monastery. It has 15 images of the Maitreya Buddha. The museum of Natural history boasts of its fine collection of Himalayan animals, birds, reptiles and insects. The Llyod Botanic Garden is the place where you can view the marvelous variety of alpine flora and orchids. Known as one of the longest in Asia, the Darjeeling-Rangit Valley ropeway rewards you with spectacular views. The Tibet refugee center represents Tibetan art and culture and this is the place from where you can purchase Tibetan souvenirs.

Festivals

Durga Puja is a well-known festival in Kolkata, which is widely celebrated in the Northern and Eastern states of India especially in West Bengal. This festival demonstrates the richness of culture of the state. It also enjoys a heavy rush in the markets. Garba performed here during the festival is another spectacle to enjoy.

Adventure    

Tourists can explore the new world of adventure in the state. Trekking and river rafting are the popular activities that you can enjoy here. The spectacular hills and valleys of Darjeeling are the perfect place for trekking. Besides adventure enthusiasts can take delight in water skiing and mountain biking.

Shopping in West Bengal

Tourists on their West Bengal tour can enjoy shopping in the state. They can find the fine arts and paintings. Tea can also be picked from here. Other popular shopping items that tourists can go for include Baluchari silk saris, Clay models, Jute Products, Cane & Bamboo mats, conch-shell and Paintings.

Sikkim-A Fantasy Destination for Tourists

Snuggled in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is among the smallest states of the Indian Union. It boasts of the third highest Mt. Khangchendzonga, which is also regarded as the guardian deity of Sikkim. The land serves as a heaven with snowy mountains, pristine waterfalls, luxuriant forests, holy caves, rhododendron splendor, gushing rivers and medicinal hot springs. The destination can be visited round the year. The state serves as a prominent destination for travel enthusiasts. The richness of culture, the Himalayan environment, flora and fauna and snowcapped mountains are the fascinations that beckon tourists.

Major Tourist Attractions

Sikkim Cities

The cities of Sikkim have their own unique charm. Cities like Gangtok, Namchi, Ghezing, Rabdentse and Mangan are the prominent ones. Despite being the largest city in the state, Gangtok is also the administrative capital. Rabdentse used to be the second capital of Sikkim till it was invaded by the Nepalese. Mangan is the major city and district headquarters of North Sikkim. Namchi is a renowned travel destination and Ghezing takes pride in being the main city in western Sikkim.

Chortein

Located near the orchid sanctuary, Chortein is where you can see the young lamas engaged in different activities like worshipping, learning and working.

Deer Park

If you wish to enjoy the panoramic beauty of the expansive valleys, head to the deer park. The Gangtok city is surrounded and is located atop of a hillside that has a steep slope plunging suddenly into the valley. There is a big open enclosure in the park enables you to spot different types of deer. Tourists can also see some native animals of Sikkim including Red Panda and the Himalayan Bears.

Hanuman Tonk

Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple offers tourists an opportunity to enjoy the unhindered views of Gangtok and the surrounding hills. Maintained by a unit of Indian Army, the temple attracts visitors with its unique architecture

Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology

History lovers can head to the institution which is a centre for Tibetan Studies and Research. You will be amazed to find here the rarest of books on Buddhism and precious manuscripts. The building itself presents finest example of Tibetan architecture.

Monasteries

Known as Buddhist Gompas, the monasteries are the soul of Sikkim. Tourists can find here around 200 monasteries belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu sects. These ancient sacred places preserve the manuscripts, paintings and Buddhist articles. Some of the prominent monasteries in Sikkim include Pemayangste, Labrang, Dubdi, Tsu-La-Khang, and Phodong. These are the holy centres of learning as well.

Flora and Fauna

Sikkim is famous for its astonishing variety of animals, birds and flowers. Tourists can witness here over 450 species of birds and 400 species of butterflies. Not only this, but they can also view 450 varieties of orchids and 40 species of rhododendron. The Deorali Orchid Sanctuary in south Gangtok is the popular site. Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary is another site that can be visited.

Adventure

This tranquil state is also a favourite destination for adventure lovers. The trekking routes in Sikkim take you through the most enchanting areas of this region. Mountaineering is another exciting travel activity in the state. The best peak to climb will be the famous Mt. Kanchenjunga situated in south Sikkim. Rivers like Teesta and Rangit enable tourists to enjoy river rafting. White water rafting and yak safari are other interesting activities you can take part in.

Shopping in Assam

Local artisans in Sikkim are known as experts in making thangkas or paintings. These are created on cotton canvas and then framed with silk. Tourists can pick from a variety of wood crafts, blankets, woolen carpets and jewellery for shopping.

Assam-The Land with Unspoiled Natural Beauty

Assam is the blissful land upon which nature has generously showered her blessings. Located in the North East India, the state is bordered by famous destinations like Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. Known as the gateway to the north eastern part of India, Assam has everything to captivate you. From fertile plains to green meadows, from beautiful hills to the mightly Brahmaputra river and from the blue mountains to the spraling tea plantations, the state boasts of it all. With its pleasing climate, the land welcomes tourists round the year. Its abundance of wildlife is another factor that fascinates travellers from all across the globe.

Major Tourist Attractions

Assam Cities

The cities of Assam enchant travellers with their own magical appeal. Offering a host of mesmerizing attractions, these cities are must-visit places in the state. Some of the renowned cities of Assam include Guwahati, Digboi, Sibasagar, Dibrugarh, Halflong, Umrongso, Tezpur, and Majuli Island.

Tea Gardens

No doubt, Assam has the most famous tea gardens which produce good quality tea exported to various countries. The tea here boasts of its taste, colour and aroma. Sprawling in hundreds of acres of land, the tea gardens are refreshing. Assam takes pride in being the world’s second commercial tea producing center after China. Tourists can enjoy a stroll through these gardens to have a refreshing experience. Picturesque surroundings coupled with aromatic air will fill your heart with joy. The Dibrugarh town is the popular site to visit the tea gardens of Assam.

River Cruise

A visit to Assam is incomplete without enjoying a cruise on the gushing river Brahmaputra.It also enables you to enjoy a host of fun-filled activities such as wildlife safaris, barbecues on river islands, visits to villages, tea gardens and handicrafts workshopes. The experience is also enchances with exploring the towns on cycle rickshaws and enjoying dance performances. the cruising can also reward you with the glimpses of dolphins.

Bihu Festival

Grandly celebrated in Assam, Bihu festival falls in around mid-April. It is celebrated in the spring season to spread happiness all around. This festival also marks the advent of seeding season. The Bihu Festival incorporates Bihu folk dance and songs. It is considered among Assam’s national festivals. Celebrated by all the Assamese, the festival offers tourists an opportunity to witness the glimpse of its culture.

Wildife

The state fascinates wildlife lovers from all acrss to the globe as they can visit to the various wildlife sanctuaries here. Assam boasts of fifteen spots of wild ecological systems and out of which, two are famous as world heritage sites by UNESCO. These include the famous Kaziranga National Park and the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature enthusiasts can spot here the great Indian one horned Rhinoceros, Tiger, Clouded Leopard, the spotted Deer, Wild Buffalo, the Golden Cat ,Gibbon, Asiatic Elephant,  the Himalayan Golden Backed Woodpecker, Great IndianHornbill and ring tailed Fishing Eagle.

Adventure

The state boasts of its divergent topography of blue hills and beautiful valleys enveloped by the rippling cascades of gushing rivers offering unlimited opportunities for adventure enthusiasts. With its rugged mountainous terrains, it opens the trekking routes of the North Cacher Hills and the Karbi to enjoy a rewarding trip exploring the state. Besides treeking, adventure enthusiasts can take delight in boating, camping, biking and even archery in the state.

Shopping in Assam

Handicrafts of Assam form an important part of shopping. The state takes pride in creating exquisite handicrafts like metal crafts, pottery, silk fabric, cane products, bamboo toys, woodcraft, jewellery and masks.

Manipur-The Jewelled Land

The ancient kingdom of Manipur lies in the north-eastern corner of India. It boasts of its exquisite landscape, rich culture and glorious history. Tourism in Manipur beckons travellers with its enchanting natural beauty, high hills, tranquil lakes and soothing waterfalls. Amazing heritage and exotic orchids in Manipur further add appeal to the state. Tourists can enjoy a family picnic at the site of Loktak Lake and offers a blend of ethnic tourism. Its smoky blue hills, verdant forests and beautiful serenity enchant tourists from all across the globe.

Major Tourist Attractions

Imphal

The busy capital city positions itself in a heart-shaped valley 790 m above sea level. It is a melting pot of different tribes that form the populace of Manipur.

Govindajee Temple

The renowned Vaishnavite temple was built by the former Kings of Manipur. The beautiful structure encompasses 2 domes and a huge congregation hall. The shrines of Lord Krishna and Balaram on one side are also revered by pilgrims.

War Cemetery

Little stone marked with bronze plaques on the graveyard attract tourists’ attention. The war cemetery is established to commemorate the dead British and Indian soldiers of World War II.

Khonghampat Orchidarium

The vast stretched land of 200 acres has over 110 rare varieties of orchids that include a dozen endemic species, which is the specialty of the site.

Loktak Lake

How about enjoying a picnic on holidays? Loktak Lake is the ideal picnic site and the biggest natural freshwater lake. Lying around 48 km from the city, the lake is dotted with growth of the Phoomdis that grow on the lake. Located on the lake, the Sendra Island has a tourist bungalow offering a fascinating view of the lake waters.

Manipur State Museum

It is the best place if you wish to see the real art and crafts of Manipur. Established in 1969, it takes pride in being one of the best museums in the Northeast India. The museum displays various artifacts of the state that hold visitors’ attention. Tourists can see here war implements, sculptures of forest deities, Manipuri costumes, historical documents and portraits of rulers.

Red Hill

The hillock beckons tourists with its historic importance. The hill boasts of witnessing a fierce battle that was fought between the British and the Japanese army during 2nd world war. There is a monument, which was built in honor of Japanese Martyrs.

Zoological Gardens

The garden houses Sangai, which is the graceful brow antlered deer that lies at the base of pine-clad hillocks.

Langthabal

This is a tiny hill that features the relics of a historic palace. Tourists can also get to see here the architecturally beautiful temples.

Bishnupur

The place houses a Vishnu temple with strange Chinese influence. It also boasts of the site of Loktak Lake, which is the largest fresh water lake and Red hill where the fierce battle was fought.

Shopping

The small state of Manipur is well-known for its cane and bamboo products. Tourists can pick from various Colorful pots and shawls that showcase the tribal richness of the state.

Nagaland-The Land with Rich Tribal Culture

Nestled in the far end of North-Eastern India, Nagaland is bounded by Myanmar in the East; Manipur in the south, Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the North and Assam in the West. The exquisitely charming landscape with cultural heritage, rich flora & fauna and serene ambience enchant tourists from all across the globe. The intriguing natural beauty draws hordes of tourists every year. Dotted with gushing rivers, undulating mountains and lush green forests, Nagaland tourism attracts ever type of visitors. Tourists can indulge in activities like trekking, rock climbing, angling, camping and river rafting.

Major Tourist Attractions

Mokokchung

Located in Nagaland, Mokokchung is the cultural seat of the Ao people. It serves as the most important urban hub the entire state after Dimapur and Kohima. Noted for its lavish Christmas, Moastu and New Year celebrations, the spot was among the first Naga Hills sites where the Assam Rifles established their outposts in 19th century.

Dzukou Valley

Lying at an altitude of 2438m, Dzukou Valley is adorably referred as ‘the valley of celestial charm’.  It is a fascinating attraction, known for its hills carpeted with beautiful flowers during spring season. With its natural caves, rocks and various streams, it serves as an ideal spot for trekking and camping.

Kohima War Cemetery

Located in the capital city of Nagaland, it is a popular memorial, which was built in memory of the Indian soldiers. This memorial is dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in the World War II.

Khonoma Green Village

This small village attracts visitors with its dense forest that houses diverse flora and fauna. Surrounded in lush greenery, the site abounds in orchids and bracken ferns, waterfalls, mountains and beautiful terraces. Contributing significantly to the conservation of the environment, this quaint village is a famous tourist spot in Nagaland.  

State Museum

The state houses a museum which offers tourists an opportunity to witness the rare variety of artifacts that belong to various tribes of the Nagaland.

Japfu Peak

It is another popular site for scaling and trekking the slopes of the high hills of the area. Situated in Mokokchung district, it rejuvenates tourists with its beautiful surrounding and unique natural splendor.

Fakim Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary in Nagaland is a famous tourist attraction. It can be visited during winters. Enveloped with hills, narrow valley and meandering brooks, the sanctuary looks perfectly placed. Sprawled in an area of 642 hectares, the sanctuary is accessible by rail, road and air.

Nagaland Tribes

The state boasts of its tribes that still give tourists an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Nagaland. Tourists can get to know about their traditions. Naga tribe is the major tribe here. Some other tribes include Lothas, Angami, Ao, Khiamniungan, Chakhesang, Chang, Konyak, Phom, Rengma, Sumi, Pochury Yimchungru, Sangtam and Zeliang. The tribes are known for creating stunning handicrafts like carpets, shawls, masks, pottery and bamboo products.

Adventure

The state of Nagaland offers excellent opportunities for adventure. Tourists can indulge in trekking here as the state houses challenging trekking routes. Dzukou Valley, Mokokchung, Mount Tiyi, Pungro and Satoi Range are the well-known sites for trekking.

Shopping in Nagaland

Nagaland boasts of its fine variety of handlooms and handicrafts. On their Nagaland tour, travellers can pick from the well-known handicrafts like shawls, mekhelas, canes, hand bags and bamboo baskets.

Arunachal Pradesh- A Colourful Repository of Surprises

Snuggled away in the north eastern corner of India, Arunachal Pradesh is a beautiful tourist destination in India. The state is blessed with soaring mountains, ancient monasteries, placid lakes and unexplored passes. Consisting vast geographical diversity with diverse wildlife, Arunachal Pradesh has gained accolades for being one of the richest biodiversity spots. Wildlife lovers can take delight in exploring its rich flora and fauna. The state also boasts of having rare variety of orchids. It takes pride in its 500 rare species of orchids that exist in the state.

Major Tourist Attractions

Ziro

This enchanting hill station lies at an elevation of 5754 m. With its Paddy fields, fish culture and pine trees, it serves as a beautiful place to visit. Tourists can also enjoy adventure sports like hiking and trekking. Visitors can visit the botanical garden known as Tale Sanctuary that lies only 30 km from Ziro.

Pasighat

The site is referred to as the gateway of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a pleasant place that offers striking views and splendour of nature. The magical appeal of the mighty Brahmaputra river is another factor that attracts global tourists to visit Pasighat.

Along

Steeped in natural beauty, Along takes pride in being the oldest town of the state. It offers a pleasant escape from the scorching heat of the plains. The hill station also facilitates adventure lovers to enjoy activities like trekking, river rafting, hiking and fishing. Made of cane and bamboo, the Hanging Bridge is another attraction.

Itanagar

It is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh that houses several fascinating attractions. Ita Fort is the popular attraction here that dates back to the 14th century. 

Tourists can also visit the Buddhist shrine, called the Buddha Vihar. Other places to visit include Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar Sanctuary, Polo Park and Ganga Lake.

Malinithan and Bhismaknagar

Serving as the two significant archaeological sites of Arunachal Pradesh, Malinithan and Bhismaknagar are considered as sacred. Malinithan is associated with Lord Krishna.

Parashuram Kund

It is a sacred site that beckons pilgrims from all around the year. Especially during the festival of Makar Sankranti, huge numbers of pilgrims visit the site.  

Bomdila Monastery

Adding fame to the state tourism, the monasteries of Arunachal Pradesh are the major attractions for tourists. These religious places are the best place for people who wish to practice meditation. Created in 1965, the monastery serves as a home to the Buddhist Lamas as well as monks. It preaches Mahayana Buddhism and the architecture of the monastery resembles to the Tsona Gontse monastery at Tsona in Tibet. The monastery also houses a beautiful Buddha temple inside it.

Adventure

Arunachal Pradesh has everything to delight adventure lovers, from forests to river, from hills to plains and more. Tourists can have fun by taking part in adventure activities like angling, trekking, rafting and boating.

Wildlife

The state boasts of its rich wildlife that draws travellers from across the world. The wildlife spots here encompass endangered species like Mishmi, Takin, Gibbon, Hoolock, Hisbid Hare, Musk Deer and Flying Squirrel. Some of the main wildlife parks in the state are Itanagar Sanctuary, Mehao Sanctuary, Dr D Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary and Pakhui Sanctuary.

Shopping in Arunachal Pradesh

If you love shopping then the state will not disappoint you. Arunachal Pradesh boasts of its fine variety of handicrafts. Besides there are paintings, weaving, pottery and wood work that appeal tourists from all around the world. Tourists can go for Sherdukpen shawls, Apatani Jackets and scarves, Wancho bags Baskets, Mishmi shawls and masks. 

Tripura- An Erstwhile Princely State

Situated in the northeast of India, Tripura is a spectacular land in the country where tourists from all over the world throng to experience nature’s delight. With its deep valleys, beautiful mountain ranges and scenic vales, the state enchants every visitor. Being culturally rich state, it enjoys a number of fairs and festivals that take place round the year. Most of the state is enveloped by forest ranges, consisting of trees, orchids and birds. The state offers outstanding prospects for eco-friendly tourism.

Major Tourist Attractions

Ujjayanta Palace

Representing an amazing amalgam of Mughal and Indo Greek architecture, the palace dates back to 19th century. Built by Radhakishore Manikya Bahadur, the palace is enveloped by well-laid gardens with fountains and pools. This three-storied structure boasts of majestically decorated interiors.

Bhuvaneswari Temple

Lying on the banks of river Gomati, the Temple is well known religious place of the state. The Bhuvaneswari Temple was built during 1660-1675 by Maharaja Govinda Manikya. With its exquisite architecture, the temple attracts tourists. The roof of the temple boasts of the four-chala style on the crowns of chambers and entrance. The temple also serves as the back-drop of ‘Rajarshi’ and ‘Bisharjan’ that were composed by the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Tripura Sundari Temple

It is among the 51 pithasthanas of the Hindus that is located around 55 km from Agartala. The temple is created in the typical Bengali-hut style; the temple has two identical deities, known as Chhotima and Tripura Sundari. Known as ‘Kurma Pitha’, the temple has the premises, which is identical to a ‘kurma’ (tortoise).

Kamalasagar Kali Temple

Known as Kasba Kali Bari, the temple is situated around 27 km from Agartala. It is located in the Bangladesh border and serves as a popular picnic spots in the state. The image of the deity of the temple resembles Mahishasurmardini. Dating back to 17th century, the temple is located on the hillock that overlooks the Kamala Sagar.

Neermahal Palace

If you wish to see the splendour of Mughal and Hindu architectural styles, Neermahal Palace is a must visit. Due to its perfect location amidst Rudra Sagar Lake, it enchants visitors with its magical appeal. Tourists can have fun in watching light and sound show as well as a museum comprising royal belongings.

Tripura Government Museum

A wonderful repository of artifacts and manuscripts, this museum attracts history lovers from all across the globe. Tripura Government Museum is a store house of valuable pieces that represent the beauty of the outstanding arts and crafts of the state. Located in Agartala, the museum boasts of four galleries; Archaeological gallery, Tribal Culture gallery, Painting gallery and Indian Sculpture gallery. Besides, tourists can see paintings, illustrations, jewellery, ornaments and a number of other items that showcase the rich history of the state.

Tripura Wildlife

The state boasts of a rich wildlife and diverse natural heritage. Tripura is gifted with four wildlife sanctuaries that protect several species of wildlife animals. Wildlife lovers can get to see animals like elephants, sambar, barking deer and bison in the well-known Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary. Lying on the northern corner of Tripura is another Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary where tourists can spot various birds, animals, primates and other various species. Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Agartala city of Tripura which is an ideal retreat to promote eco-tourism in Tripura.

Art and Handicrafts

Tripura is well-known for its fine and amazing handicrafts. Most of these handicrafts are made from bamboo and cane. The tribes here are skilled in making stunning handicrafts out of these natural raw materials. Tourists can pick furniture of cane, jewellery, bamboo dining table, floor mats and ornamental items.

Meghalaya-The Abode of Clouds

The above well-known phrase about Meghalaya suggests its climatic phenomenon, which denotes to rain in this mountainous region. Located in the North Eastern end of India, Meghalaya is a land with unparalleled natural beauty with gushing rivers, spectacular waterfalls, emerald-green lakes, beautiful mountain streams and majestic views from hilltops. Mainly inhabited by three tribes, the Khasis, the Garos and the Jaintias, it is a land with exceptional village craft art. The state is diverse with multi ethnic and multi-cultural with a fascinating blend of modern and traditional lifestyle.

Major Tourist Places

Shillong         

It serves as the capital city of Meghalaya. With its amazing scenic beauty, the land is often referred to as Scotland with its rolling hills and wonderful slopes. The musical climate with the sound of wind, streams and falls add magic to the land. Wild orchids, silver clouds and magical beauty are the fascinating elements that welcome tourists from all around the world.

Cherrapunjee

Lying 53 km from Shillong, it is known for receiving the world heaviest rainfall. Nestled amidst deep gorges, the site is close by the chain of limestone caves. It houses the oldest Presbyterian Church which is in the North East at Nongsawlia, missionaries preached Christianity. Cherrapunjee is also known for its orange orchards and honey.

Shillong Peak

Lying 10 km away from Shillong, it is the highest peak that offers a majestic view of the sprawling township below. Ka Nguh’Lei Shillong, which is an indigenous rite, is also performed at the summit of the legendary peak by the Mylliem Syiemship. In this process, goat sacrificial is also offered to propitiate the gods for the seasonal rainfall, good fortune and health.

Shillong View Point

This amazing site is located around 9 km (approx) from Shillong town that lies at Lum Majneh. Laitkor offers an awe-inspiring view of the town in the evening.

Ward Lake

This is a beautiful lake with a stunning arched bridge and finely landscaped which are set in a botanical garden. It envelopes gorgeous flower beds and also facilitates tourists with boating facility. The existence of a new fountain further enhances its appeal.      

Elephant Falls          

Located 10 km from Shillong, it is locally known as ‘Umdiengpun’. This cascading milky white falls, nestles in dells of fern-enveloped rocks. A finely paved footpath and wooden bridges also lead tourists across the whole woodland scene. It also serves as the most popular picnic spot that attract visitors round the year.

Meghalaya Caves

The land is known for its enchanting caves which are very popular among tourists. The Mawsmai are the well-known caves, located near Cherrapunjee. Made of limestone, these caves boast of the formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The formations result in linking of the roof and the floor creating pillar like structures.    

Golf Course

It is known as golfers’ paradise. Shillong’s 18 hole Golf Course is rated as one of the best in Asia. Spectacular with green downs and a club building, it attracts visitors. Lying within the heart of the town, it also serves as an ideal picnic spot.

Lady Hydari Park and Mini Zoo

The park is set in Japanese style and encompasses three sections Part and Garden are, Forest Museum and Animal Land. Earlier this park was called as Lady Reid Pleasure Park. It consists of a children’s park, flower garden, lawns where you will find a variety of trees, seasonal flowers, shrubs and indoor plants. The animal land houses a mini deer park, an aviary and rare animal species. The park also facilitates its tourists with leisure strolls, sea saw swings and slides for children. 

Shopping in Meghalaya

The tribes of Meghalaya have contributed the state with exceptional handicrafts. Tourists can find a variety of handicrafts items. They can choose from cane mats, carpets, cane baskets, pineapple fiber articles, and tribal jewellery and bamboo objects. The main shopping areas in Shillong are Bara Bazaar, Police Bazaar and Laitumukhrah, where a local weekly market is held. Forest-produced honey can also be picked.

Goa-The Pearl of the East

Despite being a small state in India, Goa has no dearth of allurements that beckon visitors from all over the world. Exhibiting every bit of influence that was left by the Portuguese during the 500 year rule, Goa is known for its vast stretches of sandy beaches, clear blue waters, lush green mountains and idyllic lifestyle that enchant tourists from different corners of the world. Bound by the Maharashtra towards North, Arabian Sea on the western front and Karnataka towards the east and south, Goa has Panjim as its capital city. The state is among the preferred honeymoon destination for tourists. Goa carnival is the most celebrated event that draws a number of tourists from all acorss the globe.

Major Tourist Attractions

Beaches-A Relaxing Sojourn

Goa’s vast stretch of sandy coastline is famous for its numerous beaches. It has something for everyone. Tourists can enjoy their stay in luxury resorts or even makeshift huts. Trance parties of Goa have all the elements to entertain you. The Goa beaches have everything to offer you the experience of vacation the way you want.

Famous beaches of Goa include:

  • Mapusa
  • Arambol
  • Vagator
  • Anjuna
  • Calangute
  • Miramar
  • Dona Paula
  • Bogmalo
  • Palolem
  • Colva

Goan Churches

The landscape of Goa is dotted with various churches. The most famous one is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, that houses the relics of the Goan saint, Francis Xavier. It is intricately carved in a baroque Renaissance-style. The relics of the Saint are kept in a preserved casket and are on public display once in 10 years. The Sé Cathedral exhibits its Tuscan exterior that houses the renowned Golden Bell in its towers and the beautiful filigree work adds to the screens. Constructed in Indo-Portuguese style, the Church is a famous visiting place. Near to the Francis Assisi Church there lies the Chapel of St Catherine. The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary is also interesting site for its Indian motifs, like mangoes and flowers that are encompassed to adorn its walls. Tourists can also visit the ruins of Church & Monastery of St Augustine that has the belfry of its once 150-ft tower remaining.

Goan Forts

It is one of the most distinct attractions of the state. Fort Aguada is an important place to visit that overlooks the Aguada Bay and Mandovi River. It once had 79 cannons and the arched entrance houses a citadel and lighthouse. There is Magos Fort was once used as a prison and presented great views of the sea. Overlooking Panjim, there is another famous fort, called as the Cabo Fort. It was one of the most impressive structures.

Temples

The state has many temples that are visited by huge number of tourists. There is the Mahalsa temple in Mardo, dedicated to Mohini. It boasts of the 21-tiered deepmal which is kept atop the tortoise. Exquisite carvings also enhance the temple walls. Originally dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mangueshi Temple houses few gods of the Hindu pantheon. Another popular temple is the Shantadurga Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Parvati.

Wildlife

The state also boasts of having rich wildlife. Around 20 % of the state includes various wildlife sanctuaries that remain open round the year. The two main sanctuaries include Bhagwan Mahavir and Cotigao. Nearby, tourists can come across the imposing Dudhsagar Falls, where the water flows down from a great height during and after the monsoon season.

Shopping in Markets of Goa

Held every Wednesday, the Anjuna Flea market is the most popular among tourists. It is held on the southern corner of Anjuna Beach. The market attracts tourists from all across the Goa. There are around 500 stalls and visitors can come across a variety of articles. If you wish to explore more markets, head to the Saturday Night Market and Mackie’s Night Bazaar. These offer entertainment options like live music and an eclectic range of food.

Mizoram- The Land of Blue Mountains

Known for its picturesque natural beauty, Mizoram is the state that stands aloof from the adjoining plains of Assam and other nearby states. It remains an exotic location that shared one-third of its boundary with Myanmar and Bangladesh. The state is sandwiched between the majestic Himalayan foothills as well as the plateau of Meghalaya. Aizawl is the capital city of Mizoram, which is dotted with timber houses and an abundance of flowers.

Major Tourist Destinations

Aizwal

It is the developed city of Mizoram which is gifted with a scenic landscape making it an excellent tourist destination. With a moderate climate and amazing scenery, it enchants visitors. Aizwal delights its tourists with captivating view of the green emerald Twang river valley in the west as well as the Turial River Valley in the east.

Tualchang

It takes pride in being the biggest monolith in Mizoram. The city is located near Tualchang village in the Aizwal district. Tualchang presents a line of stone blocks.

Sibuta Lung

It is one of the most famous sites in Mizoram. Sibuta Lung is basically a memorial stone, which was erected around 300 years by the Palaian chief. The memorial offers a tale of jilted love and lust for revenge.

Tomb of Vanhimailian

Built in the memory of Vanhimailan Sailo, the tomb is famous attraction of the site. A great chief, Vanhimailian Sailo ruled over Champhai. It also overlooks the far-stretched Champhai plain. Champhai is located in the Aizawl District and is around 194 km from Aizawl in Mizoram India.

Phawngui

Phawngui boasts of being the highest peak of Mizoram. It is known as the abode of Gods. Situated in the Chhimtuipui district, the site is popular for rhododendron and orchids. With beautiful trees and flowers of various colours, Phawngpui displays a fairytale view of the hills, and vale that unfold below.

Mangkahia Lung

It is a memorial stone that was excavated in the memory of Mangkhaia in 1700 AD. It is a large memorial stone that is known as Mangkhaia’s stone. It is 5 m high with heads of mithun, an animal, engraved on it.

Lungvandawt

Lungvandawt signifies a stone reaching heaven. It is a very tall gorgeous chiseled pillar made out of stone, which is around 75 cm in diameter and 3 m in height. Lungvandawt in Mizoram is discovered between Biate and Lungdar which are located in the eastern part of Aizawl.

Tadmil

The lake lies around 85 kms away from Aizwal. Tourists can choose to pedal a boat through the blue waters or just enjoy and relax. The surrounding jungle boasts of a rich plethora of flora and fauna.

Vantawng Falls

It is the famous waterfall of the place that attracts visitors to enjoy their vacation in a pleasant atmosphere. It lies on the backdrop of t lush green hills.

Caves in Mizoram

Mizoram houses numerous caves, which form interesting attractions of the state. If you seek adventure then these caves are an excellent option.  The Pukzing cave is the largest cave in the state and Milu Puk is another famous one. Lamsial Puk and Kungawrhi Puk are the other similar sites that can be visited.

Wildlife

Mizoram boasts of its rich bio-diversity. The state serves as a home to various species of wildlife. Some of its famous wildlife destinations are Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Murlen National Park and Dampa Sanctuary.

Adventure

Mizoram delights tourists with a number of adventure sports. The adventure activities like trekking can be best enjoyed in the green valleys of the state. The valleys bloom with vibrant flowers that leave you refreshed. Mountaineering is another popular adventure that you can enjoy here.

Shopping in Mizoram

Mizoram boasts of its rich tradition of handicrafts that make it a wonderful place for shopping. Besides, the state offers various bamboo products like utensils, baskets, flower vases, hats and even furniture items.  Hand-woven fabric and Cane products are other items to go for.

Delhi-The Amazing Potpourri of Ancient and Modern

The renowned capital city of India, Delhi has something to offer everyone visiting the city. The city is dotted with majestic forts, impressive mosques, splendid museums and historical monuments that make it one of the most happening cities of India. The perfect contrast between the Old Delhi and New Delhi still appeals hordes of tourists every year who wish to explore Delhi again and again. The city has equal arrangements to entertain you with its happening shopping malls, electrifying clubs and pubs and much more. If you seek relaxation, the flourishing gardens are there to cater your needs.

Major Tourist Attractions

Historical Monuments

Qutub Minar

Acknowledged for being the tallest brick minaret in the world, Qutub Minar exhibits an impressive example of Indo-Islamic style of architecture. Constructed in 1206, the tower is beautifully covered with delicate carvings. Visitors can also find few verses from the holy Quran on its walls.

Humayun’s Tomb

Being the inspiration for construction of Taj Mahal, it resembles to the World Heritage Site. Constructed in 1570, it preserves the body of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. The tomb is set among sprawling gardens.

Red Fort

Standing as a mighty reminder of the Mughal rulers, Red Fort is the most renowned monument. Built in 1638, it sprawls over 2 km and takes you back to the bygone era. Tourists can enjoy sound and light show in evenings to know the history of the fort.

India Gate

Lying at the centre of New Delhi, India Gate is the towering archway of the country. This war memorial was built in memory of Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for nation. It creates a magical appeal once illuminated in evenings.

Jantar Mantar

Constructed in 1724, Jantar Mantar is a fascinating structure in Delhi. This astronomical has many structures that are carefully created to use as instrument for calculation.

Landscaped Gardens

Garden of Five Senses

A tranquil place to enjoy an escape from the humdrum of city life, the Garden of Five Senses is no ordinary garden. It is sprawled in an area of 20 acres and presents a beautiful bouquet of finely landscaped plants, flowers, rocks, waterfalls, murals and walkways.

Lodhi Garden

Lodi Garden provides a tranquil retreat from hectic city life. The lush gardens are enough to relax your tired sense. Built in 1936, it serves as a recreation park where joggers, morning walkers, yoga practitioners and couples spend time.

Tranquil Temples

Akshardham Temple

An impeccable architecture, wonderful theme show and I max presentation are the few words that describe this majestic temple. This is an amazing creation that still leaves tourists spell-bind.

Bahai Temple

Popularly referred to as the Lotus Temple, it looks stunning with its shape that resembles to Lotus flower. Carved out of white marble, the temple strengthens the Bahai Faith. People of all religions can visit the temple and enjoy a relaxing ambience in its surrounding lush gardens. 

Birla Mandir

Illuminated with intriguing architectural beauty, Birla Mandir is the main temple and has surrounding shrines in its complex. The plaques places in various locations in the complex provide visitors historic insight into the origins of Delhi.

Famous Mosques

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a well-treasured mosque of the Old City. Renowned as the largest mosque in the country, it can accommodate 25,000 devotees at its courtyard. People should cover their head, legs and shoulders before making an entry to the mosque.

Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya

The famous Nizamuddin Dargah enshrines Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, who was a revered Sufi saint. The Dargah also entombs Amir Khusrau, a renowned poet. He was also saint’s favorite disciple. Built by Muhammad Tughluq, it serves as one of the most sacred pilgrimages of the Muslims.

Shopping in Delhi

Delhi serves as shopper’s delight and visitors can find almost everything here. The variety includes brassware, textiles, woodwork, jewellery, garments and lots more. Delhi is among such cities that offer you an opportunity to shop from posh malls to a local market. Tourists can explore Delhi Haat, Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market, and Connaught Place for shopping.

Other Places to Visit

Delhi abounds in popular places to visit. If you have spare time, you can visit around these places in the capital city:

  • Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • Bangla Sahab Gurudwara
  • Purana Quila (Old Fort)
  • Safdarjung Tomb
  • Tughlaqabad Fort
  • Dolls Museum
  • National Agricultural Science Museum
  • Hauz Khas Village
  • Gandhi Smriti
  • National Museum