India is a vast country with immense diversity. From the northernmost snow-clad Himalayan Mountains to the gushing waves on the exotic beaches of the south; from the lush tea gardens of the east to the mighty forts and palaces of the west. India is one of the best tourist places of the world because it gives you plenty of options. But mostly people can get only a few holidays from their hectic schedules at work, therefore it is very important that the few days that they tour must be interestingly pre-planned to give an eclectic feel to their vacation. Following are some of the best tourist destinations of India for both the foreign and domestic tourists:
Kashmir :Also known as Heaven on Earth this land is full of sheer natural beauty. Though a disputed state it retains its ethnic culture and the locals welcome the tourists with grace and warmth. The places that you cannot afford to miss in Kashmir are Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Srinagar and Aharbal. Also you must visit the calm and unbelievably beautiful gardens and lakes. Enjoy the Shikara (houseboat) , which is one of the integral part of their culture. And dont forget to pick some fine ethnic jewellery, handicrafts and embroidered dresses.
Ladakh :Lying between the worlds mightiest mountain ranges the Himalayas and The Karakoram it is the most mystifying places of the world. Bestowed with high mountain peaks, valleys, lakes and Buddhist monasteries on hilltops the landscape resembles that of Central Asia- dry, cold and arid.
Rajasthan :One of the most popular states of Indian tourism, it is known for its colourful aura. Enriched with a glorious history and the majestic palaces and forts which narrate the tales of the valour of its kings. Stretching across the Great Thar Desert the state offers you Desert safari, Camel Safari, Wildlife Safari etc. It gets you to see the rarest species of reptiles of the world.
Delhi :The capital city of India brings you the glamour of metropolitans, awe-inspiring historical monuments, best luxury hotels of the world, cuisines from all states of India and the world, posh brand markets to the ethnic traditional ware.
Mumbai : It is both the industrial capital of India and Home for Indian cinema, the Bollywood. The high rising buildings, crowded subways, local trains, fast moving lives and the nightlife resembles New York. It is the capital of the state of Maharashtra.
Kerala : This southernmost coastal state of India is one of the greenest and most pristine. Also known as Gods own country it is the best place to relax and soothe your mind and body. The fresh river water or the salty waves at the beach, the beach-side luxury resort or a houseboat, the palms on the coast or the rain-fed dense green jungles, everything is so chaste about this little state of India. It is also an Ayurveda rich state.
Agra :Once the Mughal capital of India, this small city has a lot of historical importance, it is also home to the Great Taj Mahal , one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Your tour to India is incomplete without a visit to this splendid work of architecture. BOLA TANGKAS