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When we talk about India, the first image that comes to our mind is the scenic beauty of multi religions people living together happily. The snow-capped mountain ranges in the north, lush green Sundarbans in the east, golden city Rajasthan in the west and Indian ocean in the south. India itself is a treasure that holds several treasures inside her womb.

Being a secularist country, India is a place with different culture and treasure some of the magnificent scenic beauty of the world. If you ever plan to visit India there are a number of places that grab your attention and you may get confused about which one to choose for your first visit. Do not worry about the visa, as India's visa can easily be accessed via the e-visa service.

Dream Destinations in India

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1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Among the best places to visit in India in December, Shimla is called the Queen of the North. Shimla is one of the famous hill tour stations which is flocked by many tourists every year from all around the world. This place is surrounded by heavenly snow-capped mountains and green plains. It is 2215 meter above sea level and provides the best climatic condition for the people to visit this place.

If you are a person who loves to visit mountains then Shimla needs to be in your to-do list in India. Shimla used to be the mid-year capital of the British Raj when they ruled India. Now it's the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This town spreads along a mountain edge and is known for its antiquated design and railroad.

The old Christ Church, with its superb re-shaded glass windows, is amazing among most prominent places of interest in Shimla. Another is on Observatory Hill named Viceregal Lodge.

2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Popular for its delightful views, greenery and snowy mountains, Manali is amazing among the best hill stations in India in May and June. While visiting Manali, you should visit Rohtang Pass, the most essential point on the Manali-Keylong Road. Other unimaginable spots here are Kalath Hot Water Springs, Jogini Falls, Solang Valley and Vashist Hot Water Springs.

As it is stated before that it is beyond the realm of imagination to expect and appreciate the shades of India in a couple of days, so it is proposed to you to make your arrangement for visiting Manali not less than a week.

In the event to enjoy your trip to Manali even more, it is suggested to hit it in summer. Weather is amazing during summer and moreover you can avoid hot weather and high temperature of India during your trip.

3. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi is the spiritual land of India. It is located in the in Uttar Pradesh alongside the river Ganges and is considered one of the best tourist places along the riverside. It is said to be one of the oldest cities to be colonized and one of the oldest pilgrimage places in the world. It is believed that people come to Varanasi to wash away all their sins.

Many people believe that this is the place that holds the key to rebirth and this is where the cycle of one’s life begins. Varanasi is a place that has witnessed the end of one’s life and has initiated a new life for others. It is a place of God that controls the cycle of life.

4. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra is a place that holds the symbol of eternal love -The Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal - a place that is a former member of the seven wonders of the world, is an insignia of eternal love. Agra is a place of historical importance. It treasures some of the oldest monuments and heritage sites like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, etc. Agra is located at the bank of river Yamuna and preserved the rich culture left by the Mughals.

The roads of Agra are always full of people and its shopping district is the busiest place among all. Agra has some of the most appetizing cuisines and some of the dishes are still maintain if their original form this the Mughal empire.

5. Odisha

Odisha is the land of the temple. This place has the most number of temples as compared to the other Indian state. This place is famous for temples engraved with deities, farmers, animals, and common masses. These temples have their own archaeological importance. If you love to visit offbeat places in India, then this is a place that you were looking for this whole time.

One of the famous attractions of this place is the forest hills of the southwest. It is home to the tribal people who live in the forest to date. You can visit their weekly market to meet them. Even if they are tribal people, they are very welcoming by nature.

6. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer is one of the most visited tourist places in India. It is located in Rajasthan. In the heart of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden City. Jaisalmer is called the Golden City because of the golden sand that inhabits the great desert of Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer is famous for its huge Haveli (big bungalow), huge lakes, and Jain temples. It is best enjoyed from the back of a camel. There is magnificent Jaisalmer Fort and there are intricately carved Jain Temples. Enjoying the mesmerizing view of the crystalline sand and spending nights under the clear in the golden desert is on the heaven of feeling.

Jaisalmer Fort stands at the center of the land and the people reside around the castle for generations.

7. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim and is located at the edge of the Himalaya mountains. It shares its borders with China. Mount Kanchenjunga (third highest peak in the world) is one of the best touring sites in Gangtok, that flock tourists all around the world. The mesmerizing beauty of the mountain view and greenish plain is a sight to behold. Gangtok needs to be into your to-do list of dream destinations in India.

8. Kalimpong, West Bengal

Kalimpong is located in West Bengal and is one of the best places to visit in India in June. It is renowned for its lush green, scenic views, monasteries, churches and the Tibetan handicrafts. If you ever visit Darjeeling, you must spare some time for Kalimpong. It is just at a one-hour distance from Darjeeling. It is situated at an altitude of 1250 meters.

9. Matheran, Maharashtra

The closest and brilliant hill station to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Matheran offers a great deal of strolling and climbing tracks and stunning views. The most shocking and unusual thing about this spot is, vehicles are not permitted there. Vehicles are completely prohibited there even you can't go there even on your bike.

It's a moderating spot to relax up a long way from any clatter and defilement. Far away from the noise, crowd and air pollution, this spot is the most stunning spot on the earth and is one of the best places to visit in India in July.

10. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Living in Mumbai and thinking about the best places to visit in India during monsoon season? Well, there's one right next to you - Lonavala! With the beginning of the monsoon, the Sahyadri mountain ranges and the ghats awaken with fascinating vegetation, breathtaking waterfalls and pleasant climate. For a quick escape from the hectic city, plan a trip to the picturesque hilltop town of Lonavala.

Enjoy the expansive view of a stream flowing at the top of the cliff called The Tiger point and enjoy the tranquility of the Karla caves built by Buddhist monks around the 3rd-2nd century BC. There is a famous waterfall near the Bhushi dam, which is a very popular place for all monsoon lovers.

Let's plan for the tour. After reading about some of the most visited places in India you must be really excited to have a look at these places with your own eyes.

So, what are you waiting for, grab your things, pack them up, and tour these places to experience the heritage and culture of India.
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