Revealing Mystical India – A Trip Like Never Before

Every city in India has its own charm. The Indian subcontinent offers a wide range of tourist destinations to choose from; from the sands of Rajasthan to the snow clad mountains of North and the beaches of south. Let’s travel to India for a rich cultural and spiritual experience.

Top 5 Cities of India that Offer a Different Experience & It’s Good

Pondicherry/ Puducherry

Pondicherry is a beautiful coastal city in the Southern part of India. Popularly called “The French Riviera of the East”, this city is home to some of the best restaurants serving French cuisine in India. The French influence can be seen everywhere in the city from architecture to food. Don’t be too surprised if you find people conversing in French in this city of India.

In Pondicherry, you can enjoy beaches, restaurants, museums, temples, churches, and so on. Pondicherry is a perfect travel destination for every person. There are so many things to do that people of varied interests can satiate their “wander-thirst” here.

PondicherryPlaces you must visit:

    • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    • Auroville Beach
    • Gingee Fort
    • Government Museum
    • Gokiambal Temple

Munnar

I can’t help but wonder what poems Wordsworth would have composed if he ever visited Munnar. It is an absolute treat for a nature lover. You will fall in love with this place so much that you will not want to leave. The hills covered in tea and cardamom plantations are a delight to the senses. Who can resist the charm of mountains carpeted in hues of green with a misty veneer of clouds?

munnarSo pack your bags and travel to Munnar for a soul enriching experience in Kerala. Write poetry, trail into the woods in your trekking shoes, stay in a resort dating to colonial times, or do anything that your heart desires. But for a few days in Munnar, love nature and let the nature love you.

Kashmir

If you’ve come to India and not been to Kashmir, then you need to come back again to save yourself from regretting that you missed the chance of seeing “heaven on Earth”. The charisma of snow capped mountains and lush green landscapes is enough to capture anyone’s heart.

kashmirBecause Kashmir is not just a place, it is a state of mind:

  • Set sail on a Shikara (house-boats; yes! You can stay there) and let the beauty of Dal Lake captivate you.
  • Explore the Mughal architecture while enjoying yourself in Shalimar Gardens. Allow yourself to be lost in the glory of past while enjoying the present moment.
  • Snow laden mountain peaks and valleys of Kashmir in Gulmarg are an absolute delight. (And if you love skiing, then I’m not sure how you’d convince yourself to come back from there!)

For the love of adrenaline rush:

For all you adventure junkies, Kashmir has many places where you can feel that adrenaline rush while doing mountaineering and river rafting.

For a better experience:

March to October is the best time to visit Kashmir. It gets too cold during winters and heavy snowfall and avalanches might cause obstruction to your plans.

Jaipur

The capital city of Rajasthan is one of the most visited cities by the tourists in India. Jaipur has a place for everyone.

  • For literature enthusiasts, it hosts “Jaipur Literature Fest” every year in January in which writers from all over the world participate.
  • For history lovers, this city has past brimming on every street, every wall. Forts, bazaars and everything tells tales of bygone ages.
  • For foodies, this city has a variety of dishes. You can literally walk into any street and taste the most delicious cuisine.
  • For shopaholics, this city has an array of pottery items, handicrafts, clothes in beautiful block prints, jewellery and so much more.

jaipurMust-see places:

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amer Fort
  • Jal Mahal
  • Royal City Palace
  • Old Market

Gangtok

This enthralling city in northeast India is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. Situated in the Himalayan peaks, the capital city of Sikkim should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Gangtok has many monasteries, markets, adventure activities and much more to see and experience.

gangtokWhat you must do:

  • Don’t forget to enjoy the spectacular view of Kunchenjunga from Gangtok. It is the third highest mountain peak in the world.
  • Smell the aroma of tea leaves blowing in the wind while walking the streets of Gangtok.

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