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India is a land of many paradoxes. There are people who strive hard to earn their bread and butter here, and then there are people who have all the luxuries of life. There are cultures which are forward thinking and open to changes, and then there are cultures which strongly hold to their roots. There are places which are rugged and barren, and there are places which are blessed with lush greenery and amazing forests.
And each one of those paradoxes of India is beautiful in its own right. You don’t need to go looking for beauty in India. You come across it while exploring the land. But for those who want to experience some of the most beautiful destinations of the country, here is a list of 100 beautiful places in India that you cannot miss out on.


100 beautiful places in India

Himachal Pradesh

1. Khajjiar

Khajjiar
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Situated at the foothills of the Dhauladhar, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Khajjiar bears a striking resemblance to the topography of Switzerland- the quintessential example of a romantic destination. It is located at a height of about 2000 meters above sea level. You can see dense forests and meadows all around in Khajjiar, with snow capped peaks of Himalayas in the distance. The best time to visit the place would be during the summer months when it is not too cold and the hill station is adorned with some really pretty flowers.

2. Chandertal Lake

Khajjiar
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Located between the magnificent Himalayan valleys of Lahual and Spiti, at an altitude of about 4300 meters above sea level is the Chandertal Lake. The crystal clear waters of the lake will not fail to mesmerize you. The lake is the source of River Chandra, and hence, it is sometimes referred to as the Moon Lake as well. During the summer months, you can take a trek to the lake and be amazed at the natural beauty. But before you take the trek, be prepared for some huffing and puffing, for you will need to cross some really high mountain passes.

3. Sar Pass

Sarpass
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Located in the Parvati Valley of Kullu is the Sar Pass. It is a popular trekking destination for those looking for a challenge and an adrenaline rush. The place gets its name from a small, frozen lake which is the highlight of the Sar Pass Trek. At a height of about 14,000 meters above sea level, you can expect a serene atmosphere and plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Not many people brave the challenge and trek to this place, which makes it great for people looking for some lone time.

4. Rohtang Pass

Rohtand pass
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When talking of most beautiful places in India, you cannot leave out Rohtang Pass. The name of the place literally translates to “pile of corpses.” It got that name because of the many people who lost their life while trying to cross the pass in the past. However, today, it attracts thousands of tourists every year with its mesmerizing charm and beauty. It is one of the few destinations in India where skiing in possible. It is covered with snow for most parts of the year. The pass remains closed for 6 months in an year. For the rest of the year, you can expect a swarm of people, all eager to experience the thrill and adventure of this 13,000 feet high pass.

5. Suraj Tal Lake

Suraj tal lake
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Located very close to Baralacha La Pass is the Suraj Tal Lake, also known as the Lake of the Sun God. It is one of the highest lakes in India and the 21st highest in the world. An important part of Lahual and Spiti Valley, you will hardly find a soul if you manage to trek to this amazing lake. You will be greeted with sights of glaciers, almost polar conditions and silence in which you can hear even a pin drop. Suddenly, you feel powerless and small in front of the beauty of the lake.

Jammu and Kashmir

6. Dal Lake

Dal lake
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Bollywood has been smitten by the beauty of the lake, and so have thousands of travelers over the years. The Dal Lake is an icon of Kashmir Valley, which has often been referred to as heaven on earth. The shore line of the lake is covered with fascinating Mughal Gardens which date back to the reign of Jahangir. The best way to appreciate the beauty of the lake is to stay in a houseboat, also called a Shikara. The ornately decorated shikaras are an experience in themselves.

7. Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake
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One of the highlights of Ladakh is the Pangong Lake. The lake is spread over an area of about 600 square kilometers. India and China share the lake, with about 60% of its lying in the neighboring country. The lake has azure waters that simple take your breath away. The amazingly blue waters and the rugged scenery around make it almost look like a work of art by a great painter. The salinity of the lake is said to be responsible for its changing colors every season.

8. Tsomoriri Lake

Tsomoriri Lake
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Another jewel in the crown of Ladakh is the Tsomoriri Lake. The lake is situated in Changthang Plateau, one of the highest and widest plateaus in the world. The lake gets its name from the saltiness of it, and the fact that salt was extracted from it till 1959. You can spot some really rare species of birds here during the migratory season such as Black Necked Crane, Brown Headed Gull and Great Crested Grebe. The calmness of the lake is just perfect for meditation.

9. Kashmir Valley

Kashmir valley
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It has been referred to as heaven on earth by many. One you set foot here, you cannot doubt that for a single moment. Wherever you set your eyes n the valley, you are greeted with views of verdant greenery, and snow capped peaks. When in Kashmir, don’t miss a visit to Dal Lake, a stay in a houseboat, Shalimar Garden and Gulmarg. There are adventure opportunities as well in Kashmir, such as mountaineering and river rafting.

10. Zanskar Valley

Zanskar valley
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One of the most remote valleys of Ladakh is the Zanskar Valley. The valley has small hamlets with sparse population and some seriously gorgeous views. With Zanskar Range in the background, you have plenty of opportunities to catch gorgeous views in your lens. The highlight of the valley is the Zanskar River. During the summer months, you can try river rafting in the raging river. During the months of January and February, you can trek across the river. Yes, during the winter months, the river is completely frozen, and there are treks organized across the frozen river. Called the Chadar Trek, it takes you on a journey through frozen waterfalls, small caves and a white sheet of ice all around.

11. Khardung La Pass

Khardung la pass
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Khardung La Pass needs no introduction. It is the highest motorable pass in the world, located at a little over 17,000 feet above sea level. The pass is about 40 km from the town of Leh, and an important destination for those seeking adventure. Adventure seekers come here for a thrilling mountain bikingexperience and a road trip. The views you get from this amazing mountain pass are just breathtaking. The pass also holds strategic importance for India’s defense strategy, for it serves as the route for military supplies and other essentials.

12. Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley
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Located about 150 km from the town of Leh is the Nubra Valley. It is also referred to as the valley of flowers, because it is covered with some really beautiful flowers during the summer months. The beautiful flowers are kind of complemented by the largely rugged terrain of the valley, as is the case with the rest of Ladakh. A trek through the valley is one of the easier treks in Ladakh, but not any less beautiful. During the summer months, you can spot the local shepherding their sheep with a smile on their face and a lively spirit.

Uttaranchal

13. Valley of Flowers

Valley of flowers
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It is a national park located in the upper reaches of Himalayas. The park is a true paradise for botanists and anybody else who loves the glory of nature. It stands true to its name, with several species of exotic flowers to be seen here. While for the most part the valley remains covered with snow, during the summer months, it comes alive with a riot of colors. Expectedly, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But you need to cover a slightly difficult trek in order to feel the bliss of this national park.

14. Roopkund Lake

Roopkund lake
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The Himalayan region is blessed with several gorgeous high altitude lakes. But the one which catches the maximum attention is the Roopkund Lake, gorgeous, and shrouded in mystery. The lake is situated at a height of about 5,000 meters above sea level in Uttaranchal’s Chamoli District. During the summer season, when the ice melts in the lake, you can see several hundred corpses floating in the lake. The skeletons of the corpses have been well preserved because f the cold climatic conditions. Scientific evidence suggests that the corpses date back to around 12th century, but nobody knows the real story behind the mass deaths. Roopkund Lake is probably the only place on earth which continues to be beautiful despite the presence of about hundred skeletons.

15. Dodital Lake

Dodital lake
A freshwater lake located at a height of little more than 3000 meters above sea level is the Dodital Lake. It is also known as the Dhudital Lake, named after Lord Ganesha. It is believed that the lake is the abode of Lord Ganesha, and standing testimony to that fact is a temple dedicated to Him. You need to cover a moderate trek from Uttarkashi in order to reach the lake. Don’t worry about the effort though. You will be refreshed at the sight of the lake.

16. Khatling Glacier 

Khatling Glacier
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Situated the River Bhalingana’s source is the Khatling Glacier, a panoramic site that just takes your breath away. From the glacier, you can see snow capped peaks and several hanging glaciers in the vicinity. But the rewarding sight doesn’t come easy. You need to take a strenuous trek to reach the glacier, passing through dense forests and high mountain passes. The trek to Khatling Glacier could easily take around 2 weeks, but it is worth every effort you make.

Uttar Pradesh

17. Ghats in Varanasi

Ghats in Varanasi
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Varanasi is believed to be the oldest civilizations in India. Situated on the banks of River Ganga, the city holds a scared spot in Hinduism. Every year, lakhs converge on the ghats of Varanasi for performing the last rites of their relatives and dear ones. Despite the seemingly macabre surroundings, the ghats of Varanasi have a certain allure to them and one of the top things to do in India. You can feel the spirituality and the calmness that prevails here.

Rajasthan

18. Jodhpur

Jodhpur
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Jodhpur is beautiful in a paradoxical kind of way. Most of Jodhpur’s terrain is barren and rugged, which makes it a quintessential desert land. It is one of the largest cities of Rajasthan, offering tourists an opportunity for memorable desert safaris. One of the best safaris you can take in Jodhpur is a Bishnoi Village Safari. It takes you up, close and personal to the lives of the Bishnois, an old clan of the land. If you visit the old part of the city, don’t miss the blue houses, which have earned it the tag of the “The Blue City.”

19. Deserts of Jaisalmer

Camel safari Rajasthan
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Camel Safari is one of the most memorable and delightful experiences you can have. It gives you an exclusive approach to discover colorful villages in Rajasthan. Travel through the crests and troughs of the naturally formed Sand Dunes on a camel back and experience the essence of life in the Jaisalmer region. Once the night falls, gather around a campfire and enjoy a luxurious treat of cultural performances like lambada dance by the locals.

20. Lake Pichola

lake pichola
One of the highlights of the beautiful city of Udaipur, Rajasthan is Lake Pichola. The lake overlooks the Lake Palace, making for a fantastic setting. Lake Pichola, like other lakes in Udaipur, were built over dams in order to serve the water and irrigation needs of the people of the city. The lake serves as the ideal spot for a romantic boat ride with your better half. During the migratory season, you can see some species of birds too by the lake, making it an even more beautiful site.

Arunachal Pradesh

21. Nuranang Falls

Nuranang falls
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Hidden in the wonders of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the magnificent Nuranang Falls, on offbeat destination in India. The falls are about 100 meters high, which isn’t much when compared to several other waterfalls in the world. However, the pristine surroundings make them a must visit when in Arunachal Pradesh. Folklore has it that the falls are named after a girl who helped an Indian soldier during the 1962 Indo-Sino War. Also sometimes referred to as the Bong Bong Falls, they also generate electricity for the district.

22. Sela Pass

Sela pass trek
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Connecting Tawang district to other parts of the country is the Sela Pass. This mountain pass is about 13,800 feet high and gives you some really scenic views of the surrounding views. With its high elevation, you can almost feel the clouds passing through your hands here. During the winter months, most of the pass is frozen with snow, with temperatures dropping to well below the zero degree mark. For some gorgeous views and panoramic shot for the lens, head to Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh. You will be delighted.

Nagaland

23. Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley
Located at an altitude of a little more than 2000 meters above sea level is the gorgeous Dzukou Valley of Nagaland. The valley lies on the border of Manipur and Nagaland, behind the majestic Japfu Peak. During the summer season, the valley is blessed with different species of flowers, the highlight of which is the Dzukou Lilly. The name of the valley literally translates to “Cold Water”, and refers to the stream of river that flows through the valley. It is a short and slightly challenging trek to the valley, but nevertheless rewarding for the senses. When in this part of the country, the valley is a must-visit.

Sikkim

24. Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake
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Located at an altitude of a little more than 5000 meters above sea level is Gurudongmar Lake. The lake is located in Sikkim, close to the Chinese border and is known for its scenic views. The fresh water lake remains frozen for most part of the year because of jaw dropping temperatures. But when the ice thaws, it gives way to crystal clear waters that just take your breath away. The rugged terrain around the lake adds to the experience. However, you should be prepared for some hard work if you want to visit this lake, because it involves a sufficiently challenging trek.

25. Goecha La Pass

Goecha La Pass
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Another gorgeous mountain pass in the Himalayan region is Goecha La Pass in Sikkim. The pass serves as the base camp for those who wish to climb Mount Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest peak. In order to reach the pass, you need to start trekking from Yuksom. It takes about 7 days to trek to the pass. Along the way, you are greeted with some beautiful rhododendrons and other highlights of the region. View of Mount Kanchenjunga from Goecha La Pass is just amazing.

Assam

26. Majuli

majuli
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A quaint little island in the state of Assam is Majuli. Once upon a time, the island was spread across an area of about 1,250 square kilometers. However, the raging River Brahmaputra has eroded a large part of the island, and what is left now is a little over 400 square kilometers of area. Nevertheless, it is one of the most beautiful places of India. Bird watching is a highlight here, and so are the colorful tribes of the region.

Manipur

27. Loktak Lake

Loktak lake
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Manipur is home to world’s only floating lake, the Loktak Lake. It is also the largest fresh water lake in this part of the country. The floating mass of vegetation and organic matter give the lake a floating appearance. A part of the lake is home to Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the habitat for Sangai. Sangai, or Manipur brow antlered deer, is a rare species which is on the brink of extinction. The beauty of the lake itself and the surrounding flora and fauna make this region of Manipur an absolute delight.

West Bengal

28. Sandakphu

Sandakphu
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Located close to Singalila National Park in West Bengal is Sandakphu, or Sandakfu, the highest peak of the region. You need to endure a moderately difficult trek in order to reach the summit, but you will be rewarded with awesome views of the Kanchendzonga Peak. There is even a small village at the top of the peak where you can find some hostels for a stay. Of course, there is nothing like camping under the starlit sky and enjoying a cool mountain breeze.

29. Darjeeling Tea Gardens

Darjeeling tea gardens
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Gujarat

30. Kutch

Rann of Kutch
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Imagine barren lands where you can push full throttle and have the thrill of your life? That’s Rann of Kutch for you, in Gujarat. Kutch is a shallow wetland, which means it gets submerged during the monsoon season because of rains. However, during the summer months, the water recedes, giving way to salty land which is barren yet beautiful. The Rann of Kutch is known for road trips in India. It is also known as a habitat for exotic species of birds and animals. There are quite a few wildlife reserves in the region, the most prominent of which is the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary.

Goa

31. Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls
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If you thought Goa is all about sand, beaches and crazy nightlife, think again. There is more to Goa than meets the eye. For those who would like to see the other side of Goa, head to Dudhsagar Falls. The waterfalls are actually tiered falls about 60 km from the capital city of Panaji. According to popular legend, a princess once lived in the forests nearby the falls. She used to bathe in the pond at the base of the falls. One fine day, during her bathing session, she caught a prince watching her. In order to protect her modesty, she poured a jug of sweet milk in front of her to form as a curtain. It is believed that it is that sweet milk which pours down the falls, hence giving them a milky appearance. While you can believe that story at your peril, the fact remains that it is a gorgeous waterfall which deserves a visit.

Maharashtra

32. Matheran

matheran
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The smallest hill station of India, but nevertheless beautiful, is Matheran in Maharashtra. Located in the Western Ghats at an altitude of about 2600 feet above sea level, it is about 90 km from the city of Mumbai. Vehicles are banned in this hill station, and the only way to reach it is via a short train journey. The absence of vehicles means you are greeted with really fresh mountain air which replenishes your soul. Trek to Panorama Point here and you are greeted with gorgeous, 360 degree views of the surrounding scenery.

33. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat
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Nestled in the majestic peaks of the Western Ghats is the Malshej Ghat, a popular weekend getaway for people of Mumbai. It is a place blessed with refreshing greenery and mist covered peaks, especially during the months of August and September. There are some gorgeous waterfalls too to visit here. The place also serves as a habitat for several varieties of birds such as crakes and flamingos, making it a haven for birdwatchers. When here, try the Naneghat Trek for some scintillating views of the valley.

Tamil Nadu

34.Tea estate of Coonoor

Tea estate of Coonoor
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A gorgeous hill station in Tamil Nadu is that of Coonoor. It is one of the largest hill stations in the Nilgiris, and also serves as a base for those interested in trekking in the Nilgiri Hills. However, for those not interested in trekking, the highlight of the hill station is its many tea estate. When here, stay in a tea estate and you will have some really delightful experiences. Most of the tea estates here belong to the British times, which give you a taste of the colonial past. The period furniture, the greenery and the tranquility all make for a wonderful holiday experience.

35. Hogenakkal Falls

 Hogenakkal Falls
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Gorgeous falls located on River Kaveri in Tamil Nadu are the Hogenakkal Falls. The waterfalls are sometimes called the “Niagara Falls of India”, because the sheer volume and beauty. About 180 km away from the city of Bangalore, the falls are a popular weekend getaway for people who are looking for an opportunity to trek. During the dry season, you can take a boat ride as the falls are not too strong to cause any danger. However, if you want to see the fall in all their glory, pay a visit around the monsoon season. They are a sight to behold.

Karnataka

36. Chikmagalur

chikmagalur
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A beautiful hill station located at the base of Mulayanagiri Range in Karnataka is Chikmagalur. The hill station is sometimes referred to as “coffee land of Karnataka” because of its several coffee plantations. Located close to the city of Bangalore, it is a popular weekend getaway for the people of India’s Silicon Valley. The highlight of Chikmagalur is the Mahatma Gandhi Park, previously known as Ratnagiri. It is known for its scenic vistas.

37. Kudremukh Shola Grasslands

Kudremukh peak
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A famous peak of Chikmagalur district of Karnataka is the Kudremukh peak. The name literally translates to “Horse Face” and refers to a particular section of the peak which looks like the face of a horse. The peak and the surrounding region are known for its shoal grasslands, which are a sight unto themselves. The dense shoal grasslands are home to plenty of wildlife, with animals such as Malabar civet, sloth bear and spotted bear regularly being seen here.

38. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills
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A small hill station about 60 km from Bangalore is Nandi Hills. Compared to other famous hill stations of Karnataka, Nandi Hills is a little less frequented, which adds to the charm of the place. It is known for its trekking opportunities and houses the ruins of a fort atop a hill. You could take plantation walks in the verdant greenery or even go paragliding here. However, the best way to experience Nandi Hills is to just sit back, relax, and watch time go by. If you are looking for rejuvenation, Nandi Hills is the ideal place to be in.

39. Jog Falls

Jog falls
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One of the highest waterfalls of India are the Jog Falls in Karnataka. The falls constitute four separate waterfalls, viz. Raja Fall, the Roarer, the Rocket, and Rani Fall. It is an amazing experience just to stand there and look at water coming down at full force from a height. The surrounding greenery makes the falls one of the most beautiful in India. The best time to visit the falls is somewhere around the monsoon period. Do not make the mistake if visiting the falls during the summer months. All you will be greeted with is a small stream of river falling down a cliff.

Andhra Pradesh

40. Araku Valley

Araku Valley
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A pristine tourist spot in Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh is Araku Valley. Located at a height of about 3000 feet above sea level, the valley is known for Sunkarimetta Forest Reserve and Anantagiri, both of which are biodiversity hotspots. It is also known for its coffee plantations, which together with the biodiversity hotspots, give the valley a beautiful green cover. While in the valley, do not miss a chance to interact with the local tribes, which gives you an insight into their eclectic culture. Relatively untouched by commercialization, the valley makes for a relaxing vacation in the hills.

41. Belum Caves

Belum Caves
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They are the longest in India and the second largest in the country, well known for their stalagmite formations. The caves were discovered way back in 1884 by a British named Robert Foote. The caves have several passages and chambers to explore, making it a mystical experience. Even if you are not too much into cave exploration, the natural formations in these caves will leave you speechless. Head to these caves in Andhra Pradesh for an eclectic adventure experience.

Kerala

42. Alleppey

Alleppey
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Kerala is known as “God’s Own Country” for its beautiful natural treasure. One of the best places to experience the natural beauty of Kerala is Allepey. Stay in a houseboat and take a tour of the backwaters of the Alleppey for a romantic experience. While taking the cruise, do not forget to visit the quaint villages which are located by the backwaters. A trip to a local toddy shop completes this amazing experience in the lap of Mother Nature.

43. Munnar

Munnar
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Leaving out Munnar from the list of beautiful places in India is a cardinal sin. This hill station of Kerala is a nature lover’s delight. You are greeted with a vast expanse of tea and cardamom plantations here, rich forest cover and plenty of opportunities for trekking. At an altitude of about 6000 feet above sea level, Munnar is all about gorgeous valleys, majestic hills and pristine surroundings. There are resorts here which date back to colonial times. They add to the charm of the place (as if it needed it!).

44. Athirapally

Athirappilly falls
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Located about 70 km from the city of Cochin is Athirapally in Kerala, a gorgeous location, like most of the rest of Kerala. The region is a fantastic riparian region in Kerala. A riparian region refers to the area between land and a river stream. Athirapally is known for its rich wildlife and boasts of some rare species of flora and fauna. It is also well known for Athirapally Waterfalls. You can take a trek to the waterfalls and be amazed at the beauty of it. If you love nature, you will love to spend your entire life in Athirapally.

45. Wayanad

wayanad
Wayanad is a stunning hill station located in the north-eastern part of gorgeous Kerala. The hill station is characterized by several tea and coffee plantations, making it ideal for a relaxing holiday. The best way to experience the beauty of Wayanad is to stay in a homestay and enjoy the hospitality of local people. With its low population, verdant greenery, and several beautiful trekking trails, it energizes your body from the inside out. Also known as the “Land of Paddy Fields”, it is epitome of what Kerala stands for- green, tranquil and relaxing.

46. Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach
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For those who love to idle by the sea with a book in hand and nothing else to do, head to Varkala Beach in Kerala. It is a beautiful secluded beach where you can while away your time looking at the crashing waves. The beach is also considered holy. It is believed that a dip in the waters here will absolve you of all the sins. For the ultimate decadent pleasure, book yourself a relaxing Ayurveda massage at the beach. It is the most blissful experience you will ever have.

47. Sunset at Cochin

Chinese fishing nets
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Cochin is very unlike the rest of Kerala, and yet, very similar to it. It is known for its colonial past, which is still evident today in the cobbled streets and the quaint cafes of the city. There are more than a few highlights of Cochin. There are the Chinese Fishing Nets, which are a different kind of experience. There is the beautiful sunset by the harbor which makes for a really romantic experience. And there is also the sunset cruise you can take, alone or with your special someone. Just roam the streets of Cochin and are in for a delightful surprise.

Lakshadweep Islands

48. Agatti Island

Agatti Island
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It is not only mainland which has some beautiful places in India. If you are prepared to venture off from the mainland, you can expect some delightful experiences, such as those in Agatti Island in LakshadweepIslands. The island is one of the rare few in Lakshadweep which are open to tourists. It is a coral island, and you can expect some really pristine natural beauty here. The best way to experience Agatti is to hire a bicycle and roam the streets.

Andaman and Nicobar

49. Havelock Island

Havelock island
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Havelock Island is one of the largest islands of Andaman and Nicobar, spread across an area of about 11 square kilometers. A trip to Havelock Island makes for a fantastic eco-tour, with its lush greenery and azure waters. There are quite a few fantastic diving and snorkeling sites in Havelock, which make it a great place for avid divers. But even if you are not much into snorkeling and diving, try snorkeling with Rajan, the elephant here. Rajan is an expert in underwater swimming, and if you have even been afraid of going underwater, you can always pick a few tips for him.

Punjab

50. Golden Temple

Amritsar golden temple
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If you thought only nature constitutes beautiful places in India, the Golden Temple in Amritsar could make you eat your words. The upper floors of this religious landmark for the Sikhs are actually made of gold, which gives the temple its name. Even after the hostile attacks during the times of Sikh terrorism, the temple hasn’t lost any of its charm. You can feel the prevailing calm here. For those interested in architecture, the Golden Temple offers loads. It is the confluence of Hindu, Muslim and European architectural principles, making it a masterpiece in its own right.

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pawankalyan said...

hi dear, nice information ,currently im njoying my summer vacation with my children @ bandipur resorts and kgudi resorts

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