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Best Places To Visit In India in 2021

❝ India rarely changes and rarely forgets.❞ – F Yeats Brown.

Everybody wants to travel, right? There is a certain level of wanderlust in each one of us. Fortunately for us, India houses a lot of different varieties of places to offer. From chilly mountain ranges to centuries-old monuments, India has got the perfect blend of natural and man-made beauty. So, prepare your eyes to feast on some amazing places in this huge country.

Listed below are a few places that you must visit in 2020 –

1. Ghats in Varanasi

Varanasi
Ganga Ghat in Banares

Abode of Lord Shiva, Varanasi has the perfect blend of spirituality, divinity and tranquillity. The Ganga Ghats of Varanasi are tremendously popular for their picturesque beauty, breathtaking sunsets and beautiful boat rides. The steep steps on the river banks let you near the blessed river water easily.

The cacophony of temple bells, saffron-clad pandits chanting mantras and rowing of boats on Ganga fills you with peace. The incredible Ganga Aarti is a sight to behold and will immerse your soul in a sense of divinity. 

Best Ghats To Visit –

1.  Dashashwamedh Ghat

2. Harishchandra Ghat

3. Tulsi Ghat

4. Ganga Mahal Ghat

5. Manikarnika Ghat

Other Places To Visit Nearby –

1. Sarnath

2. Ramnagar Fort

3. Dhamak Stupa

4. Vishwanath Temple

2. Hidden Hill Station – Landsdowne

Landsdowne

Tucked away in Pauri district, nearly 250 km away from Delhi, sits the eccentric town of Landsdowne. Named after the British viceroy Lord Landsdowne, this quaint little town houses colonial-era architectural buildings.

The picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas provides a breathtaking sight. Laden with oak and pine trees, Landsdowne is a paradise for nature lover and photographers. Hiking to the topmost point of Landsdowne offers a panoramic view of the whole city.

Places to visit –

1, Tip n’ Top

2. St. John’s Church

3. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

4. Darwan Singh Museum

5. Bhulla Lake

3. Heaven on Earth – Srinagar

Srinagar
Harzatbal Shrine in Srinagar

One of the most sought-after destinations in the world is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Widely popular for its lakes and gardens, Srinagar definitely tops the list of mesmerizing hill stations. Blooming from the age of Mughal empires, the gardens reflect a distinct Mughal style.

Home to Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, every year in April, Tulip Festival is held. Relax and experience in luxurious houseboats to enjoy the phenomenal and picturesque backdrop of the city.

Best Places To Visit –

1. Dal Lake

2. Shalimar Bagh

3. Shikara Ride

4. Khanqah Shah-i-Hamadan

5. Harzatbal Shrine

4. Khajuraho – Brilliance of Art

Temple
Temple of Khajuraho

Situated in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho depicts the sheer brilliance of Indian architecture. The sensuous and erotic sculptures of this temple show the open-minded culture of Hinduism in the medieval period. This Hindu and Jain architecture shows many forms of love in an aesthetic way.

Even though this whole complex was many a time plundered and tore down which brought their number significantly down. But they could never destroy the whole campus. It still stands proud, literally a thousand years old.

Places to visit nearby –

1. Kandariya Mahadev Temple

2. Chaturbhuj Temple

3. Vamana Temple

4. Prasvanath Temple

5. State Museum of Tribal and Art Folk

5. Pink City – Jaipur

Hawa Mahal
Forts of Jaipur, Pink City

Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727, Jaipur is one of the most visited historical cities in the world. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is part of the triangle that houses many UNESCO declared world heritage sites. The perfect blend of new and old architecture makes Pink City worthy of all the hype. 

The rich history, the awe-inspiring monuments, the mind-boggling architecture and the insight in the royal lives of the bygone era are few of the factors why Jaipur should be visited at least once in the lifetime.

Best Places To Visit –

1. Amer Fort

2. Raj Mandir Cinema

3. Bapu Bazaar

4. Garh Ganesh Temple

5. World Trade Park Jaipur

6. Lovers’ Paradise – Shimla

Shimla
Valley of Shimla

Summer capital during the British Raj, Shimla still remains one of the topmost sought-after hill stations of India. The bustling town has the perfect combination of natural beauty and colonial architecture. Shimla offers many viewpoints at staggering heights for the panoramic view of the whole city and nearby towns.

The Mall Road and The Ridge are dotted with many luxurious hotels, cafes and shops. Take a walking tour to experience all of the heritage sites. Fun activities include trekking, skiing and paragliding! The most notable toy train of Shimla and the route of heritage tracks are surely worth it.

Best Places To Visit –

1. Old Christ Church

2. Dorje Drak Monastery

3. Kamna Devi Temple

4. Jhaku Hill

5. Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

7. Ajanta and Ellora Caves – Age-old Masterpiece

Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Kailasha Temple, Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Found in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, Ajanta and Ellora Caves remain to be one of the most ancient architectures of India. These caves represent the amalgamation of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain architecture in various forms. They include temples dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and monasteries of Buddhists.

The 29 Ajanta Caves are said to be built from the period of 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. Whereas the Ellora Caves are 34 in number built from 6th century AD to 11th century AD. The caves also boast of Kailasha Temple, the single largest monolithic structure in the world.

As a world heritage site by UNESCO, this place attracts thousands of historians and tourists alike every year! Be it detailed sculptures, beautiful paintings or hard-to-decipher inscriptions, it will surely leave you in awe.

Best Places To Visit Nearby-

1. Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora

2. Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

3. Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad

4. Khuldabad

5. The Buddhist Caves

8. Amritsar

Golden Temple
Golden Temple, Amritsar

The name ‘Amritsar’ literally means ‘pool of divine nectar’. The city pf Punjab speaks of the heroic history of Punjabis in India. Every day in Amritsar starts with spiritual prayers in different Gurudwaras. Whats stands out the most is the welcoming nature of the people and the heartwarming atmosphere.

Home to the glorious Golden Temple, the heartbreaking Jalianwala Bagh and close to Wagah Border, this golden city of India will surely fill you with a sense of pride and patriotism.

Best Places To Visit –

1. Guru Ke Mahal

2. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum

3. Partition Museum

4. Khair-ud-Din Masjid

5. Hall Bazaar, Amritsar

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