Vacations in India doesn’t always mean relaxing by the beaches and hiking up the mountains. India has a completely different side for a wanderer. The kind of places that will bring you mixed emotions – emotions of surprise, pleasure and peace. Let’s not stretch it any further and start listing fantastic places to visit in India if not the beaches and mountains.
Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji
Situated in the wettest place of the country, Cherrapunji, the Nohkalikai Falls is ranked among the tallest waterfalls in India. In Khasi, the name means “Jump of Ka Likai” links back to a legendary story of a local woman named Likai. It is believed she jumped off the adjacent cliff losing her mental conscience after a family tragedy.
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Being an enthusiastic traveler, you must have traveled to the popular national parks in the country but we doubt if you had Keibul Lamjao on your list of tourist places in India. What’s so special about this national park in Manipur? It is the only floating park across the world. You will get to watch the endangered species of the brow-antlered deer that is found only here. The view of the floating mass of vegetation is awe-striking indeed.
Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
Take a break from the party capital Goa and snowfalls in Shimla to get dissolved in spirituality. Varanasi or as anciently called Kashi is one of the holiest cities named in Hinduism. Located on the banks of Ganges, it is a treat to watch the sun setting across the ghats and the daily Ganga aarti bringing you sheer peace. You can also travel to Sarnath, one of the oldest monasteries located 12 kilometers from the city after you have sought blessings of the almighty at Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Jorhat in Assam
Jorhat is among the significant urban center in Assam and popular for the annual tea festival of the state held here. The far-reaching tea gardens and the Teklai Experimental Centre are the reasons why Jorhat is considered ideal for organizing the annual tea festival. Not just the festival but the Hoollaongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is also a reason why Jorhat is one of the places to visit in North-East India. If you haven’t booked flight tickets to India yet, do it right away at and [Indian Eagle] explore these beautiful places.
Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho is evidence of the progressive ideologies followed in India, much progressive than what is followed in the present day context. The Khajuraho Temple, a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO is known for the erotic sculptures carved brilliantly with great details. Apart from the temple, the town has some natural sites like the mythologically significant Pandav Falls and the Raneh Falls also famous as the mini Grand Canyon of India.
Pushkar in Rajasthan
If you are a keen wanderer, you must have heard about the pilgrimage site in Pushkar, Rajasthan. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the state featuring both spirituality and luxurious beauty of amazing properties such as Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa. You can begin your day by soaking into the religious fervor and sit by the banks of Pushkar Lake during evening as the sun sets soothing your mind and body. If you are there during the famous Pushkar Fair held annually, the trip is going to get a fun experience.
Sunderbans in West Bengal
India is rich in heritage and the Sunderbans is another destination to be evident of the fact. The World Heritage Site by UNESCO is home to dense mangrove forests and wide varieties of dolphins, Jungle cat, the saltwater crocodile and other indigenous species.
Udaipur in Rajasthan
The City of Lakes, Udaipur, is one of the places to visit in India before you die. Do you want to explore the state beyond its desserts, temples and monuments? Head towards Udaipur and get engrossed into the beauty of serene lakes and palaces. The phenomenal view of the famous Jag Mandir is what one will never forget. When in Udaipur, you can also take a drive to Kumbalgarh Fort, located on a 2-hour drive from the city. Are you a foodie at heart? The Sukhadia Circle is a perfect place for street food.
Jaisalmer in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has many places of great beauty and how can we miss out mentioning about its desserts. Also called the Golden City, Jaisalmer serves as one of the most popular dessert areas all across the world. Visit the giant Jaisalmer Fort – its beautiful and brilliantly crafted Jain Temples. Ride on the camels across the dessert. You can make a plan during the Desert Festival held in Jaisalmer every year in February.