Most beautiful places to see in India
A country as vast and as beautiful as India is best described as a land of many paradoxes, and each one of these paradoxes are beautiful and unique in their own way. How, you ask? Well, let us break it down for you. Imagine a summer where there is no scorching heat and you are enjoying a beautiful sunset with your loved ones. Now picture this, a soft cool breeze is making its way through your hair, refreshing your senses, as you lay under the sun at a beach. A tour of entire India is all you need to experience these moments. Yes, that’s how beautifully contrasting this country is. A habitat of stunning natural wonders, exotic wildlife and glorious heritage and amazing festivities, India is blessed with plenty of options for tourism.
Amidst this huge list of attractions, there is always a dilemma of choosing a destination that is really worth a visit. But, we have fished out a list of most beautiful places of India for you to explore. So without any further ado, let’s glance down at some of the best places to see in India. Remember, these aren’t just destinations, but the best attractions fished out from the best destinations.
Key Monastery, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
The beautiful Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, in Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful places to see. More than just the biggest centre of Buddhist learning, the main attraction of the place is its scenic location. One of the most beautiful locations in the Himalayas, the Key Monastery looks like a beautiful painting if you see it for the first time. The scenic valley, river and snow capped mountains and the glacier surrounding it seems unreal. The main attraction of the Key Monastery is its ancient murals and weapons.
Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
A beautiful grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains in North Sikkim, Yumthang Valley sits at an elevation of 3,500 metres above sea level. Naturally home to many beautiful Himalayan flowers, it is also famed as valley of flowers. The place is one picturesque location with green slopes covered with trees, yaks grazing in the flower-spangled grassy plains below, and a river flowing through the valley. The serene and tranquil air of the Valley cannot be described in words, and a single visit there can leave the visitor in an enchanted state for weeks.
Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
One of the most popular and scenic attractions in Goa, the Dudhsagar Falls is a series of four different vertical falls. ‘Dudhsagar’ means ‘Ocean of Milk’ in English, and the fall feels like a stream of milk flowing down the mountain. The view of this majestic fall is just breathtaking. You have to witness it to feel its beauty. The monsoon season (from June to September) is the best time to visit the Dudhsagar falls, as the water is in full flow during the monsoon season.
The Pangong Tso Lake is hands down the most amazing attraction of Ladakh. One of the high altitude lakes in the Himalayan regions of India, this surreal looking lake is globally renowned for its bright blue waters and scenic surroundings. Reflecting different shades of blue, green and red at different period of time, this mysteriously beautiful lake is a wonder in itself. Apart from its great natural beauty, Pangong Lake is also a calm, pollution free place. The route to Pangong Tso is as beautiful as the lake.
Another beautiful place in Ladakh is the Nubra Valley, which is located between Tibet and Kashmir. Surrounded by snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, the Numbra Valley is a paradise on Earth. The valley is also known as Moon land, because in winter season this amazing valley looks like a landscape of the Moon. There are also endless attractions on the route to Nubra Valley. You can enjoy the view of steep mountain sides, sand dunes, Mountain River and unique landscape. There is also a cold desert between Diskit and Hundur regions of Nubra valley.
Kerala is definitely one of the magical places and a dream destination for many. What attracts the tourists more towards this place is its long stretch of backwaters. With vast networks of rivers, lakes and lagoons, experiencing the backwaters of Kerala is like magic. Boasting of long network of canals and lakes, the Alleppey backwaters are one of the fascinating water worlds on the planet. There are many scenic routes to cruise on Alleppey backwaters. A houseboat cruise along the Alleppey backwaters will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you.
The salt marshy land in the Thar Desert in the Kutch district of western Gujarat is a must see place. Travel to this no man’s land, the seasonal salt marsh amidst the famous Thar Desert, during the kite festival. The kite festival is a delight to watch as the sky comes alive with colourful and big kites. Reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world, the climate in Rann owing to its desert land is considered to be one of the harshest and hottest temperatures recorded in India. Another not to miss experience here is the sunset and the moon rise, which adds more beauty to the white desert by covering the ambience with different shades of colours.