So, you plan to see the best of India and cover the best destinations? You want to experience the different sides of this country so that you can return home fully content? If yes, then here are 3 vivid and varied places you must visit during an Indian trip:
i. Goa: Goa is the best beachside destination which the country has to offer. It is a must-visit for all the citizens of the country. And if you are a foreign tourist and think that you have got some of your own brilliant beaches, then just walk over to Go and you may just get spellbound by how much more it can offer to your senses! Apart from its 40-odd beaches which are all diverse in beauty, the state has some of the most historic & heritage churches, forts and monuments. This entire combination works wonders to the Goa tourism bringing it instant cash throughout the year. Goa hotels too are a class apart. Some of the reputed Goa hotels have also got casinos where you can take a bite of gambling!
ii. Kashmir: If you want to enjoy the hillside beauty of India, then Kashmir should be your best bet. Though, rival hill stations like Shimla, Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kodaikanal too are pretty enamoring, the Himalayan beauty of Kashmir simply stands out due to its enigma! In terms of pure poetic beauty, you cannot find a worthy rival for the Dal Lake. It is easily the most romantic corner in the world. Shikara ride is very popular on this lake whose waters epitomize serenity and clarity. Kashmir hotels vary from the luxurious to the low-budgeted ones! The great thing about this place is that it has some very beautiful neighbors like Ladakh which is an icy paradise at a very high altitude. It is a zone for the sports lovers, and so many Kashmir packages are now also including a trip to Ladakh.
iii. Haridwar: Haridwar is holy, sedate, serene and spiritual. It is another side of India and shows its spiritual persona. With the glistening Ganga flowing at its purest best in this town and the earthen lamps adorning its swirling waters, the river is a sight to behold during the dusk! Har Ki Pauri ghat is that place where everyone including sages, pilgrims, foreigners and photographers can get what they want. The ghat is full of solace & spirituality! Haridwar has a number of other interesting temples and the Mansa Devi Mandir is the most famous of them all. Despite being a small pilgrim destination, there are excellent Haridwar hotels which can be booked offline or online. Apart from the budget-friendly inns, you can also book a room in some of the luxury Haridwar hotels.
India has many other places like the Agra (that houses the Taj Mahal), Delhi (which is a historic heaven) and Kolkata (a corner of Bengali culture), but these three towns described above hold the true mirror of the country’s diverse charms.