If you are looking for somewhere different to visit this summer, then India is an exciting holiday destination and there are so many great places to see. Here are 5 of the most awesome places to visit.
Kerala lies in the south west of India and it is known as “God’s Own Country”. It is filled with diverse terrain like tea gardens, coffee plantations, rainforests, canals, lakes and stunning beaches. Be sure to visit Bekal Fort, a seaside fort that has a tunnel passage that leads to the sea.
The beach around the fort is a good place to bask in the sun or go swimming in the warm water. Rent a houseboat and tour through the back waters where you can see lush scenery.
Mumbai is a densely populated city in the west coast of India in the state of Maharastra and is known as the city that never sleeps. Mumbai is also known for the popular Bollywood movie industry and is a destination to visit to catch a glimpse of the stars that live in this city. You can visit the iconic Gateway of India which is an arch monument and was built to commemorate the landing of the King George V and Queen Mary.
EsselWorld is the most popular amusement park in Mumbai and it has thrilling rides and attractions and that are stretched over 64 acres. Be sure to spend a day at the Red Carpet Wax Museum that has several wax sculptures of notable personalities. Be sure to stroll along Marine Road and watch the beautiful sunset and see crabs scuttling along the coastline.
Goa is a state in the west coast of India that is known for its fabulous parties and beautiful scenery. The surfing culture is becoming more and more popular here and you can find plenty of places where you can take lessons and rent surfboards. Goan cuisine is a delicacy so be sure to indulge at every meal. Be sure to head to the beautiful attractions like Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and Church of St Cajetan.
Jaipur also known as the Pink City is a city in the state of Rajasthan. There is plenty of beautiful architecture to explore during your time in Jaipur, including City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort and Jal Mahal. Be sure to visit the Nahargarh Fort to get a glimpse of the expanse around you as the houses in Jaipur are brightly pink coloured and offers a lovely contrast with its surroundings. Make sure that you visit the Panna Meena ka Kund, a stunning, ancient stepwell with picturesque stairways.
Darjeeling lies in the Himalayan foothills and is a town in India’s West Bengal state. It is popular for its tea grown plantations and has a backdrop of one of the highest peaks in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga. You can take a train ride on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and see the stunning views of the landscape in this city. You can visit Mirik which has lovely orchards, lakes, gardens and monasteries. Head to Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point and to see the beautiful sunrise that rises from behind the massive mountain..