Places Worth to Visit in India and Few Tips to Enjoy Your Trip

India is a diverse country with a rich history and beautiful landscapes. It has mountains, rivers, deserts and everything a man can imagine. It is bordered by Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China. It exhibits great diversity with more than 15 languages spoken and a wide diversification in cuisines in each state we go.

Well, spending holidays in India could be a time taking thing so it is suggested to carry a bit extra things with you. There isn’t any need to take stress about the weight of your luggage because now there are many cargo companies who take great care of your this problem by sending excess luggage to India by air cargo and sea cargo as well.

One can visit a wide variety of possible destinations in India. From the chaos of cities to the relaxing scenery of the hills, this country has all one wants to see. Following are the best places to visit in India.
Places in India

1. Ladakh

Ladakh is located in the north-most areas of India with beautiful snow-capped hills, jaw-dropping beautiful valleys and several monasteries that belong to the Buddhists It is located in Kashmir, which holds great significance due to it being a disputed territory. The town of Leh is the ideal place to visit in Ladakh, which is situated at a high elevation from sea level. Ladakh is full of Buddhist monasteries and temples, which are centuries old and hold great significance in Buddhism. The best natural places to visit in Ladakh are Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley and Zanskar River. The Hemis Festival held in Leh is also something a lot of tourists must experience when coming to Ladakh.
Ladhak India

2. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a beautiful city located in Rajasthan, which is also known as the ‘Land of Golden Sand’. It is located in the Thar Desert, which never disappoints you with its golden sand and enchanting beauty. There are many places to visit in Jaisalmer like ‘Salim Ji Ki Haveli’ and ‘Patwon ki Haveli’ which shed a great deal of light on the wealthy grandeur of Rajput Merchants. The desert festival held annually in Jaisalmer makes it a great occasion, and one which makes it a worthwhile holiday trip. Jaisalmer is one of the most vibrant places in India, and surely one of the most striking ones. Apart from Jaisalmer there is Udaipur which is a royal place to visit.
Jaisalmer Rajasthan

3. Sikkim

Sikkim is a beautiful city located in North-East Himalayas. It has beautiful snow-capped hills, immaculate lakes and wonderful monasteries belonging to the Buddhists. If someone wants to find peace and be alone for some time, Sikkim is one of the best spots to do so. Sikkim is famous for its Yak, so it is great to experience the ‘Yak Safari’. You’ll get hypnotized in the enchanting enchantress of the Lake Tsomgo, Gurudongmar Lake and Khecheopalri Lake. Overall, Sikkim is one of the best places to visit in India being a tourist, and if you’re looking for an ideal holiday destination, Sikkim is going to be one of your top priorities.
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4. Goa

Goa is a holiday destination famous for late-night festivities and its beautiful beaches. It is a former colony of Portugal which attracts both national and international tourism. If you’re seeking a romantic place to spend your holidays, Goa should be the best place that comes to your mind.Candolim Beach and Anjuna Beach are one of the best sites to visit in Goa. To have a look at the beautiful coastline of Goa, you can always go to the Chapora Fort to have a look at the beauty of the Goa beaches from a new angle. If you’re still not satisfied, Palolem beach will make sure to satisfy you by all means.
Goa Places To Visit In India




5. Varanasi

Varanasi is also called the Spiritual Capital of India. It is situated on the bank of River Ganges. The city is more than 3100 years old, which also makes it one of the oldest occupied cities in the world.The biggest attraction in Varanasi is religious buildings. From Temples to Mosques, you’ll be amazed by the antiquity of the city. The main attraction is the Alamgir Mosque and the Sankat Mochan Temple. This temple is famous because it is full of monkeys. More than 65000 people go every day to take a bath in the Ganges River.
Varanasi Mark My Adventure

6. Agra

Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh, located approximately 200km from Delhi. Generally, you can reach Agra from Delhi in under 3 hours by road. By train, you can take a train and reach Agra Cantt, the main station of Agra. The best time to visit Agra is from November to February with some great discounts as well due to November being the off-season. Agra is known for the Taj Mahal. It is located on the bank of Yamuna River. It was built by Shah Jahan who did it to house his wife’s tomb Mumtaz. It was built in between 1631 and 1648. It is a great attraction and is currently part of UNESCO World Heritage.
Taj Mahal Agra

7. Dharamsala

Dharamsala is known as the residence of the Tibetan monk Dalai Lama. It is located at a distance of 18km from Kangra City in Himachal Pradesh. The city is comprised of two parts; the upper-division and the lower division. The upper area is Mcleodganj while the lower town is known as Dharamsala.

The best time to visit Dharamsala is in dry and sunny days as this city is also one of the wettest cities of India. The winter in Dharamsala is very cold while the summer is very rainy in the end.
Dharamshala

Things to keep in mind while travelling to India

There are a few tips that will help tourists when they visit India. They are explained as follows:

 1. Plan your trip

After you have finally decided to visit India, the next thing that should be in your mind is to plan your trip. India is a very big country so you should prepare a plan for yourself which contains the places which you will visit during your stay in India. If you’re not coming with a travel agency or a tourist group, then you need to plan your trip accordingly.
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2.  Learn how to bargain

India is one of those places where people adjust the rates of certain products by just looking at tourists. So, one needs to learn how to bargain with the Indian shopkeepers, which can save a lot of money for tourists. Visiting people can ask locals about the actual prices of products to know the difference and then bargain accordingly.




3. Go outside cities

The main beauty of India is not in its hustling and bustling cities. Its real beauty can be felt and seen by visiting villages outside the cities. Villages are much calmer than cities and their air is fresh. You get to feel the love and hospitality of the villagers, which gives a real sense of belongingness and importance.
Indian City

4. Be a traditionalist

When you go to tour different places in India, try to blend in with the locals. This can only happen by wearing local clothes. Wearing skirts or other dress that doesn’t cover your body is not recommended at all because this can attract unwanted attention. Try to be as conservative as you can and be communicative to the locals.

5. Beware of pickpockets and scammers

India, like many tourist destinations in the world, is a place where pickpockets thrive especially in congested areas full of tourists. Beware of all kinds of pickpockets and keep everything you have in check. Make sure that your surroundings are safe.

Another issue that sometimes demotivates a lot of people from travelling is scams. Scams in tourist destinations are very common and tourists must keep their eyes open when touring places in India.

Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.



This guest post is from Isla Oliver.

World of India

1. Hundreds of cuisines In India

Maybe no other nation can offer you more cuisines than india. There’s nothing of the sort as normal Indian food ; from Kerala to Kolkata there’s a buffet of impressive territorial dishes to be found, past the well-known top picks of chicken tikka masala, rogan josh, malai kofta and baked margarine naan, which can regularly be more earnestly to discover in India than in the UK. Food is a feature of any Indian outing.


Food World of India

2. It’s low-cost

As per the biennial World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, India positions is 10th best for “value intensity”. Luxurious accomodation is generally reasonable, and you can get around the nation via train for very low cost. An ongoing drop in the value of the rupee implies that trip to India is even more cheaper than usual. The pound as of now purchases around six percent more Indian cash than it completed a year prior.


3. The world’s most popular structure

“The Taj Mahal is the most popular structure on the planet and seemingly the most lovely” it is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created in history. “The design is grand yet the story the stones encapsulate that draws 7,000,000 guests every year.”


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4. Also, the craziness of Delhi

India’s capital is a throbbing megalopolis that smothers and invigorates in equivalent measure (the same number of India’s urban communities do). In any case, hold on for this fuming settlement and it will gradually uncover a side you might not have expected; find verdant parks with their initial morning yoga classes, lose all sense of direction in its dusty bookshops, meander around its extravagant Hindu sanctuaries, tune in to the call to petition reverberation from timeworn mosques, shop at awesome markets, go to a satire club and take in a Bollywood appear.


5. You can observe the Wagah border function

Since 1959, at the wilderness among India and Pakistan, outskirt protects from the two countries have occupied with a strange fringe service that, as indicated by Jack Palfrey, an ongoing guest, summons “the balance and style of artful dance and the dramatic skill and hostility of expert wrestling.” Expect goose-venturing, yelling and much fervor from the groups that accumulate to observe each day.


6. And, stay in a royal castles

Live like a Mughal ruler in one of India’s previous castles, a large number of which have since been changed over into luxurious lodgings. There are such a significant number of to browse and discover some motivation further beneath.


7. The natural life is inconceivable

Experience Rudyard Kipling’s India with a natural life watching outing to one of the nation’s numerous national parks, where guests can see everything from tigers and elephants to rhinos and rufous-bellied bird of prey falcons. Eminent parks incorporate Ranthambore, Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh. This is not all India also has rivers which holds deity like position in India. Click here for 10 Longest river in India.


National Parks Mark My Adventure

8. Indian craftsmanship is resurgent

As per the Spirit Bohemian Art manager, Alastair Smart, these are energizing occasions for Indian workmanship, which is experiencing something of a renaissance, driven by creatives in Mumbai. Peruse about it in his dispatch from the hot Indian city.


9. There are magnificent railroad ventures

Nothing very contrasts and going around India via train, an encounter that causes wonder, anxious expectation and exciting invigoration in equivalent measure. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a Unesco World Heritage site that breezes through the tight avenues of Darjeeling, is a conspicuous feature, yet there are numerous others.


10. You can do a boat trip on Kerala’s backwaters

Kerala’s backwaters are a labyrinth of winding streams, trenches and lakes extending about 50 miles, and they are best investigated on one of the old rice freight boats, which were earlier utilized for moving grain yet have since been changed over to ship vacationers around.


House Boat Kerala India

11. Or on the other hand observe Varanasi

“Varanasi is India for the accomplished,” composes Gill Charlton. “Its packed limited back streets can incite claustrophobia even in prepared voyagers: grievers convey their dead on caskets to the consuming patios over the waterway; sacred men and explorers wash in the honestly dingy waters upstream and counsel stargazers and palm perusers; and dairy animals, goats and worn out kids search for scraps on the ghats – the flights of ventures down to the Ganges.” Not for the cowardly at that point, yet a serious display.


12. There’s a Golden Triangle

The urban communities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are known as the Golden Triangle due to their social quality. These urban areas structure the premise of the great voyage through northern India, which incorporates the notable Taj Mahal and Ranthambore National Park.


13. You can climb the Himalayas

Despite the fact that the star fascination of the Himalayas, Mount Everest, lies a huge number of kilometers from India, on the boondocks among Nepal and China, the Indian part of this epic mountain range offers numerous eye catching vistas and fine climbing. Or on the other hand invest a little energy in the lower regions. Rishikesh, the north Indian town on the Ganges regularly called “the yoga capital of the world” ended up world-renowned gratitude to the Beatles, who came to remain 50 years back, and (with no undue surge) it’s currently benefiting as much as possible from its VIP association. The center is an intriguingly elective vacation destination – the remaining parts of the ashram kept running by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a man with a triumphant line in moxy and a truly straggling whiskers.


Himalaya India

14. It’s little bit French

At any rate it is in Pondicherry, a pocket-sized previous state which France administered somewhere in the range of 1672 and 1954. “They left an inheritance that uncovers itself in amazing ways,” composed Mick Brown after a visit.

“The long, clearing promenade – the Rue de la Marine – that fringes the Bay of Bengal conveys echoes of Deauville or Biarritz. The road signs would be at home in any French common town; and this is the main spot in India where the police wear red képis.”


15. There’s a cut of heaven

Goa is flawless, yet in the event that you need influencing palms, brilliant sand and turquoise waters, at that point head to the Havelock Islands. Coasting in the Bay of Bengal, this tropical archipelago offers maybe the best making a plunge India and is, by most meanings of the word, heaven.


Sunsets In India
This is a guest post by Spirit Bohemian. I am posting this on his behalf & all the content & photos is owned by Spirit Bohemian.

Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

Things To Do In Manali

Manali is a popular destination of north India, especially during summer time. When most of India is scorching in a heat stroke, this town in a middle of mountains provides great relief to the souls. The place is super crowded by the tourists & a wonderful destination for few days. I went to Manali on a few days trip & based on my experience. Here is my list of things to do in Manali.

Vashist:

A small village near Manali can be reached either on a foot or via bike. This small village is famous for hot springs which is the main attraction of the place. The place is worth going once. Also, anyone who is looking to stay away from the crowded place in Manali can choose this place. Here is the link to some of the options to stay. 

Manali Town:

Manali has decent numbers of points which can be covered in a day or two. These are the Hidimba Temple, mall road, Manu temple etc. These are located in the town. All these points can be covered in a day.

Rohtang Pass:

Rohtang is one reason for which people visit this place. This pass is in the list of every traveler who is traveling to Manali. The picturesque beauty of this place is unmatched & unparalleled. One disadvantage is that only a few vehicles are allowed to travel on tourist permit & there are long queues. But, all the pain is worth taking as the scenes will be just too pleasant. Also, the pass is only open for a visit for few months that too in summer. Hence, if planning this should be kept in the mind.

Solang Valley:

Solang valley has its charm & the place is super crowded with the people. Usually, a cab driver will charge some amount to take you to Solang & some en route attractions. Solang is a way too crowded with the tourist & has lost is charm according to the locales. However, it is famous for adventurous activities & it is recommended to try these if you like adventures.

Gulab:

Gulab is a site to enjoy some peaceful scenic view. From this place, one can find ice but for that, you will need to walk. The place is calm & in the midst of mountains. If you want to enjoy just the mountains, this place will surely suit you. Spend few hours at this place & just remember what all have you done in the life.

This list is about the places you can cover during your trip to Manali. The place is super beautiful & sipping a cup of tea in the midst of the mountains shall be one activity which should be on everyone’s things to do in Manali list. For more information on Manali click here

If nothing attracts you, then there is one thing which you must do & that is sipping a cup of tea or a coffee in the midst of beautiful mountains. If this can’t doesn’t excite you to pack your bags; nothing will (cliché :P)

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Is Manali Worth A Trip?

Manali is a town in Himachal Pradesh. An overnight journey from Delhi, it is a great place to enjoy some peaceful time away from the bustling city. The hill station is a famous getaway for newly wed couples & young blood who are looking for some breathtaking experiences. This was my first trip to Manali & based on my experience I would like to conclude if Manali trip is worth?

The Town:

Manali town is divided into two parts old & new. Old Manali is perfect small hill station town. The narrow roads, cedar trees, fewer vehicles & peaceful environment. On the other hand, New Manali is far more commercialized, lot more vehicles & way more traffic. The main commercial hub of the place is Mall Road & most of the people visit this road for shopping & eating purposes.

There is not much to shop around & also not lots of options, but whatever options are there those are good. For city aspects, there is not much to see apart from temples. However, the real fun starts when one travel to nearby places. There are lots of places which are worth a visit. The diversity in the places is freshening & enjoyable.

Manali

Safety:

Safety is one of the major concerns before visiting a place. No body wants to have some bad memory about the place. Specially if one is traveling. Manali I felt is safe to travel. I boarded an auto during the late hours & he dropped me without any hassel or argument. Ofcourse nobody charges you by meter but that is expected from the touristic places. On a broader aspect. I feel the place is safe.

The place is decent for few days. It’s a typical small town not much advanced. However, offers alot. During summer if one is looking to check out some cool place. This could be a great getaway. I would recommend visiting the place once. City has its fun points & giveaways.

Manali

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