For some reason, I keep getting asked about the finest things to see and do in India, so I figured I’d put together a list of my favorites here on the blog instead of just emailing them to my readers.
There are several fantastic tourist destinations in India, but I’d also recommend visiting some of the smaller towns where I’ve had the most memorable adventures.
In India, it’s not just about viewing the iconic landmarks; it’s also about experiencing the culture through activities like cooking courses, massages, and tours.
In India, you can spend all your time visiting ancient sites like forts and palaces, but don’t forget to take in natural beauty as well.
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By far the most unusual place I’ve ever visited was Varanasi, India. Cremation is a common practice for Hindus in this area, near the banks of the Ganges River.
You’ll see sadhus bearing human ashes on their shoulders. Tips for visiting the flaming ghats in Varanasi are included, as well as general Varanasi travel advice and recommendations on what to see and do while in the city.
2. The Taj Mahal
A visit to the Taj Mahal is a must-do on any trip to India, and with good reason! I have to admit that I was not a fan of my time there.
If the Taj Mahal is packed, you’ll be driven through throngs like cattle, but here are some suggestions for a successful visit, including arriving at sunrise and refusing to take photos.
Anjuna, where I’ve lived for the past five years, is the epicenter of the 1960s and 1970s counterculture movement. Burned their passports and lived naked on the beach for many international visitors.
However, some of those days are still here, and the music, parties, and yoga retreats have still remained. North Goa is the focus of my comprehensive e-book on Goa, which you can purchase here.
4. The Rann of Kutch
The vast salt plains of India can be found here. Make sure to visit between November and February if you don’t want to arrive and find the place submerged.
This is a great place to witness how traditional clothing is made by local artists and get a taste of local life. India’s new fashion capital has been proclaimed by CN Traveler.
You may visit the world’s largest operational Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tawang, located in northeastern India. The food, language and people are all Tibetan, despite the fact that they are now Indians.
Learn about their culture while you’re here! It’s beautiful, but due to its location in northeast India, it’s extremely cold. In terms of elevation, this is one of the highest spots I’ve gone to in India!
You can get your Indian visa for Swiss citizens if you want to explore this beautiful place in India.
6. The Kaziranga National Park
As a result of the park’s efforts, only a small number of rhinos are remaining in the world (they are critically endangered). Petty theft and illegal hunting of rhino horns is a big problems.
A close encounter with the rhinos at this location was nothing short of spectacular. Here is my road map.
It is located in the state of West Bengal, at the foot of the Himalayas. When the British were in charge of India, this is where they would go on vacation.
My favorite Indian city is Mysore. There are so many green spaces, so little traffic, and such an amazing market!
Ayurveda treatments, yoga teacher training, and Ayurveda treatments can all be found in this city, which is a great place to begin your journey into India.
From Mysore, you can also go on fantastic day trips. Mysore has a lot to offer, so try to explore as much as possible on your visit to India.
Munnar/Chinnakanal, which is less popular than Darjeeling, is claimed to be just as lovely as the tea fields in India.
I had a great time visiting and witnessing how the tea is made, as well as the town’s cuteness and numerous hiking trails.
Among India’s many wonders, this state is one of the few that I have yet to see, despite the fact that the pictures of it have me drooling.
Translating literally, the name of the state refers to its location in the sky. If you’re a fan of the outdoors, this trip takes you from Shillong to the Living root bridge.
Farhan Ali is a local news reporter who is graduated from Islamia University Bahawalpur. He is a regular writer on BenjaNews.com