India is a country with a different culture, religion, etc. The country has many beautiful places which will be very good for you to visit. There are hilly areas, beaches areas, etc. We have some for you. Check out India Tourism: Top 10 Bucket List Destinations After Pandemic.
We begin with the region of India that contains the nation’s capital New Delhi. This is a frequent source of confusion for travelers, so to be clear Delhi is a city and Union Territory. While New Delhi is a district within the city. This district serves as the capital of India second only to Mumbai in terms of population. The city of Delhi proper is home to approximately 11 million people with 26 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is for better or worse an incredibly overwhelming experience. While some find the hustle and bustle claustrophobic the area’s long history. It’s been inhabited for roughly 2,500 years makes it an important cultural hub. Delhi’s many bazaars and multi-story markets make it a shopaholics delight. It’s also one of the few places where regional cuisines from across India can be sampled all at once.
The Himalayas are arguably India’s most prominent geographic feature touching 11 of the country’s 36 union territories and States. But nowhere in the country does this iconic mountain range make a bigger impression than in the Himalayan north region. Which includes the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and the disputed Jammu and Kashmir. This is a land of rugged mountain peaks, rolling green hills, pristine forests and awe-inspiring valleys. Thankfully much of it is protected by various national parks. Including Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarakhand, and a great Himalayan national park in Himachal Pradesh. For those who can’t get enough of natural splendor. The region of Andhra Pradesh should also be added to your itinerary or for a change of pace after your Himalayan adventure. Take a trip south to explore Punjab and Haryana
For a crash course in India’s architectural history and resilience against the elements, Rajasthan is a must-visit. Taking up over 10% of the entire country. It’s the nation’s largest state but is only seventh in terms of population. That’s because this northwestern region encapsulates s’ the Thar desert. A large and largely inhospitable area covering 77,000 square miles of land. That is also commonly referred to as the great Indian desert. You might not want to live there but it makes for some truly epic expeditions. Rajasthan is also home to not one but two historic fort city’s.
Jodhpur was once the capital of the king of Marwar and is known as the blue city for the color of paint used on many homes. Jaipur often called the pink city of India is a UNESCO world heritage site. Of course, the golden city of Jaiselmer is perhaps the most famous of all. Gujarat lies to the southwest and is another region well worth checking out
Wildlife lovers this one’s for you among the lushest and greenest regions in India’s northeast. Its crowning jewel at least as far as conservation is concerned is the Valmiki Park. Which attracts visitors from around the globe not only is it beautiful but it’s home to rhinos, elephants, and Bengal Tigers. Then there’s the Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary which plays host to over 160 varieties of birds including 106 resident species and 60 migratory ones that pass through. Of course, Bihar is also popular with travelers interested in Buddhism destinations within the region. Like Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, and Vaishali collectively referred to as the Bihar Buddhist circuits were all set to have played an important part in the life of Buddha.
It’s fun when the average person thinks of India the mental image that comes to mind is most often the incredibly busy cities of Delhi and Mumbai. But in reality, some large swathes of the country are very much uncrowded and free from urbanization within the state of Madhya Pradesh located in central India. You can visit both Bandhavgarh National Park and Pench National Park. Between the two you’ll have the chance to spot everything from leopards and tigers to monkey and deer. As well as a wide array of reptiles and butterflies perhaps the biggest draw to this area.
However, it is its far-reaching history the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters dating back to the Stone Age. Here you can marvel at cave paintings dating back tens of thousands of years also known as the heart of India. Madhya Pradesh where’s its history proudly with many relics of Empires and dynasties past surviving to this day like the ancient city of Ujjain.
Those seeking diverse geography will find no shortage of things to see and do in eastern India. The region encapsulates much of the country’s central Eastern Area and includes the states of Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal. Bihar is technically part of the region but talking about it in the same breath. As these other states are simply too much ground to cover at once. In Darjeeling, the high altitudes make it the perfect environment for tea production. In Kolkata, the historic colonial buildings are sure to appeal to both architecture lovers and the uninitiated.
Though only the country’s seventh-largest population center. The city formerly known as Calcutta has distinguished itself as something of a central hub for the arts continued further east and you’ll enter northeastern. India a rugged and wildland of surreal and epic landscapes northeast. India with its flower-covered valleys and soaring mountains is very much defined by extremes.
This region requires little introduction it’s home to India’s largest city and the most populated city Mumbai. The state of Maharashtra stretches from the western Konkan coastline into central India. And is known geographically speaking for its Deccan Plateau and got a mountain range. Maharashtra’s strength lies in its diversity, it has a bit of everything to offer from the palm tree-lined beaches along the coast to its lush mountainous wilderness, national parks, and the Tadoba and Andhari Tiger Reserve. There’s no shortage of natural wonder but it’s also incredibly rich in historical attractions boasting numerous Unesco world heritage sites. The highlight includes Elora and Ajanta the cave temples, the wonderfully uncrowded Kashid Beach.
Running along the Malabar Coast this Indian state almost feels like its own distinct country not only is the pace of life notably slower. But Kerala boasts its own unique cultural heritage that sets it apart. Malayalam is the state’s official language and belongs to the Dravidian ethnic group known as the Malayali. Who make up a 96.7% majority of the population Malayali. A tea culture colors every aspect of life, the cuisine, in particular, could warrant weeks of exploration.
As there are many variations from region to region within the state of Kerala that being said as a whole. Kerala is known throughout the country and Beyond for its tea and spices with the latter playing an important role in most dishes. the backwaters of Kerala are also considered one of the state’s defining characteristics of once you thoroughly explored Kerala. Be sure to at least pass through the neighboring region of Tamil Nadu.
Looking to squeeze some beach time into your travel itinerary you can’t ask for much better than Goa. Though it’s absolutely tiny compared to the other regions on our list. It packs a whole lot of natural beauty and coastal fun into its relatively modest 1429 square miles of land. The golden beach runs largely uninterrupted and the various communities each have something distinct to offer. But Goa is more than just one big seaside resort. Once a Portuguese colony that influence continues to be felt throughout the area not only in the form of architecture but also in the cuisine should you fall in love with.
India’s distinct brand of beach getaway considers making the journey to the underman islands. In the Bay of Bengal, many of the islands are off-limits to visitors and most are light on infrastructure but they are unrivaled. In terms of natural beauty and the diving is world-class.
The most populous state in the country Uttar Pradesh is a region whose cultural importance cannot be understated. It encompasses the beautiful and historic city of Agra which is home to the country’s single most cherished site. The world-famous and instantly recognizable Taj Mahal. This white marble museum was commissioned by Shah Jahan. The Emperor of the Mughal Empire reigned until 1658 taking into account inflation. Its construction cost an estimated 916 million dollars.
Uttar Pradesh is also home to two other UNESCO world heritage sites. The town of Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort. Of course, for those who can’t enough historic sites you should also consider a trip to the Karnataka region in southern India. As for Uttar Pradesh, the region also claims to be the birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna.