Saturday, 4 January 2014

Top 5 Places in India to visit

In this post you will find some of the top tourist places to visit, some facts to know about india. and some of the methods to travel.

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to name a few. To know what are your options for travel read on.

Some facts about India:

  • India has a various kinds of tourism on offer such as: Historical, Nature, Wildlife, spiritual, cultural etc.
  • India is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
  • English is spoken and understood in the length and breadths of the country. Though not every random person may speak it. But a vast majority can speak and understand English.
  • India is a ancient and continuous civilization. Dating back to 10's of thousands of years.
  • Though people of all faiths live in abundance, Hinduism is the most practised faith.
  • Women should mostly be safe while traveling the country if accompanied with someone.
  • Area wise it is a large enough country, and you may have to travel good distances to see everything on offer.
  • Indian Railways is a good way to travel, but usually has to be booked in advanced normally 1-2 months before travel.
  • India is a highly populous county, and there is a different traffic sense in the country which may make you little surprised :) 
  • Bikes and Cars may be rented for travel purposes. Bikers in particular can rent Royal Enfield Motorcycles to travel on the highways.
  • Summers are usually very hot and winters cold. In North India Temperature can rise upto 40-45 degrees and in Winters in can reach 0 degrees C.

1.  -: Agra - The Tajmahal :-

Agra - The former Capital of Hindustan is one of the most prominent tourist destination in the World.For years it attracts people from around the world for it's great history.

1. Taj Mahal

Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The greatest eternal symbols of love Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), grandson of Akbar the great, in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum, entitled ‘Mumtaz Mahal’.

Best time to Travel : 

The best time to visit Agra is from October to March

How To Reach :
The best way to reach Agra is to avail bus/train/taxi from Delhi. 

2. Red Fort 

The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan.The Red Fort popularly known as "Lal Quila" was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857.

Best time to Travel : 

The best time to visit Agra is from October to March

How To Reach :
The best way to reach Agra is to avail bus/train/taxi from Delhi.

Other Nearby Places worth a visit:

Delhi: It is also a historic place in India, and the National Capital, There are monuments like qutub minar, lal quila. You can visit old delhi for seeing the local life and hustling and bustling streets and try local food (caution: local street food is tasty but may make you sick. It is advisable though to try the local food in good restaurants). visit India gate during the evening to see what locals do. Will be one of a kind experience.
 Haridwar: Haridwar is a Hindu pilgrim place, near the banks of river Ganga (Most holy river for hindus). You can see the local life rituals Evening ganga aarti.
 Rishikesh: Another pligrimage place near Haridwar. There are some activities you may try like river rafting etc.

 Corbett National Park: A tiger reserve with Indian wildlife and safari.

 Shimla: A Hill station which was once the summer capital of British.

2.  -: Kerala - God's Own Country :-

Kerala - a perfect destination for holidays,honeymoon,tourism,Ayurveda & spices. The state which is one of the most popular tourist destination in Asia is located on the southwestern tip of India. Blessed with natural beauty this "God's own Country" offers you the timeless beauty of the beaches,the majesty of the undulating hills,the serenity of the pristine backwater and the enchanting woods and forest.

3. Kovalam 

The timeless beauty of  the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam is known as "Paradise of Southern India".

Best time to Travel : 
Kovalam can be visited anytime in a year. The best time to visit is from September to March.

How To Reach :

The nearest railway station & international airport is Trivandrum. From Trivandrum Kovalam is only 11 km away.

4. Munnar

The majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar is nature's luxurious gift to the Western Ghats.

Best time to Travel : 
August To May. Winter period is ideal for trekking,rock climbing & rappelling.

How To Reach :
Nearest rail head is at Angamaly or Alwaye, both are nearly 120 km away from Munnar. Angamaly is an important rail junction in Ernakulam. The nearest major airport is Cochin International airport which is about 125 km away

5. Kumarakom

The serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom is the real beauty of Kerala with mangrove forests, lush green paddy fields, waterways and canals.

Best time to Travel : 
The best time to visit Kumarakom is September to March.Summer and Monsson days are not preferable as weather is quite warm in summer and back water cruises are closed on monsoon.

How To Reach : Kumarakom is 16 km away from the nearest railway station of Kottyam. The nearest airport is Cochin which is almost 85 km away from the city Kumrakom.

6. Thekkady

The enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady is India's largest wild life santuary.

Best time to Travel : 
The best time to visit Thekkady is September to March.Summer and Monsson days are not preferable as weather is quite warm in summer and becuase of heavu rainfall it experiences landslides.

How To Reach : Thekkady is 114 km away from the nearest railway station of Kottyam. The nearest airport is madurai which is almost 165 km away from the city Thekkady.

     3.  -: Rajasthan-The Land Of The Kings :-

Royal Rajasthan - The largest state Of India is located in the west of the country is famous for its forts,culture, and decorated havelis which were built by Rajput kings in pre muslim era Rajasthan.

7. Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital Of Rajasthan is also known as pink city. It is a land of natural beauty and a great history

Best time to Travel :
Jaipur offers hot semi-arid climate and the temperatures remains relatively high all through the year. The best time for visiting the place is from October to March.

How To Reach : 
Jaipur is well connected by many trains with rest of the country. By air Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur will be the best option.

8. Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the "Sun City"  is known for its culture and folk music. Being a place of princely palaces, magnificent forts as well as age old temples, this city of Rajasthan is among the famous tourist destinations in the state as well as India.

Best time to Travel : 

The best time to visit Jodhpur is from October to March. The marwar festival is held in Oct/Nov. This is the best time to travel Jodhpur.

How To Reach : 
Jodhpur railway station & the domestic airport is well connected with many of the major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai.

9. Udaipur

Udaipur popularly known as "city of lake" and "Venice of East".
      Best time to Travel : 
      Udaipur offers moderate climate through out the year. But the best season to visit Udaipur is from September to March.

      How To Reach : 
      Maharana pratap Udaipur Airport is located at 22 km awat from the heart of the city. Udailpur railway station is connected with many other Indian cities.

      4.  -: Goa - Rome Of The East :-

    Goa - popularly known as "Pearl Of the Orient" has lots to offer, the white beaches along with the coconut tress and tropical climate. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural spledours of its temples,chruches, and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world.

    The popular beaches of Goa offers you so many entertainment options, from dolphin and crocodile spotting to island trip.
    Best time to Travel : 
    The best time to visit Goa is November to March. Summer is very hot in Goa so better to avoid it at this time.
    How To Reach :
    The nearest railway station from city is Margaon. By air you can access Goa International Airport which is 29km away from Panaji.

    5.  -: Srinagar - Paradise on Earth :-

    Srinagar - popularly known as "Paradise on Earth" is situated in the beautiful valley of  Kashmir and in the bank of the river Jhillam. Srinagar is known for its scenic beauty, beautiful lakes,house boats and the  numerous mughal gardens.

        Gulmarg,Dal Lake,Pahalgam Sonamarg are to name a few which are the main attractions of  Srinagar.

        Best time to travel : The best time to travel Srinagar is between May to September as it snows in winter.
        How To Reach : 
    Jammu is the nearest railway station to Srinagar. If you travel by air then Srinagar domestic airport is the best option.

    For other places to visit see my other blog.