Most Beautiful Places to visit in India
1. Nubra Valley, Ladakh
- Best time to visit: June to August
- Places of attraction: Diskit Gompa, Samstanling Monastery, Panamik Village, Yarab Tso Lake, and Hunder Sand Dunes.
2. Dal Lake, Srinagar
- Best time to visit: May to November
- Places of attraction: Nishat Garden, Tulip Garden, Chashme Shahi, Shalimar Bagh, Hazaratbal Shrine, and Nagin Lake.
3. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
- Best time to visit: October to March
- Places of attraction: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dal Lake, Nine Hole Golf Course, Kailash Villages, and Khajjiar Lake.
4. Munnar, Kerala
- Best time to visit: September to May.
- Places of attraction: Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pothamedu View Point, Echo Point, Marayoor, Kundala Dam & Lake, Attukal Waterfalls, TATA Tea Museum, Photo Point, and Wonder Valley Amusement Park.
5. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
- Best time to visit: March to June
- Places of attraction: Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Zero Point, Lachung Monastery, Chungthang Valley, Thangu Valley, and Gurudongmar Lake.
Manali is a tourist town, located in the Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the most popular tourist destination in India. Also serves as the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti district as well as the city of Leh in Ladakh. Further, tourists can engage in various adventure activities including skiing, paragliding, trekking, and horse-riding. Thus, Manali attracts tourists from all over the world.
- Best time to visit: October to February
- Places of attraction: Solang Valley, Jogini Waterfall, Hidimba Devi Temple, Beas River, Manikaran Gurudwara, Mall road, and Old Manali.
7. Sundarbans Mangrove, West Bengal
Sundarbans is a mangrove area located in the state of West Bengal. It is formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. Covers over an area of 40,000 square kilometers and have the largest number of Sundari trees. It is a UNESCO world heritage site with a large variety of flora and fauna. Further, you might catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger, jungle cats, leopard cats, wild boars, giant lizards, foxes, deers, and the Indian grey mongoose. Even Estuarine crocodiles and various birds are easy to spot. Thus, it is one of the most amazing places in India.
- Best time to visit: March to May
- Places of attraction: Sundarban National Park, Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project, Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, Kanak, Netidhopani, Sajnekhali Watch Tower.
8. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
The Little Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh in the Kutch district of the state of Gujarat. The massive deposits of salt in the area give it a surreal appeal. The Rann has an unusual barren beauty, especially on a moonlit night. However, the place comes to life during the Rann Festival, in which there are huge camp settlements with cultural programs and adventure activities like hot-air ballooning. Thus, the view of the white salt desert in the Rann of Kutch is something that you must witness once in a lifetime.
- Best time to visit: November to February
- Places of attraction: Rann of Kutch, Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Dholavira, Bustard Sanctuary, Mandvi beach.
9. Sand dunes, Jaisalmer
Sam Sand Dunes is located 45 kilometers west of Jaisalmer city in the state of Rajasthan. This place is visited by more than a million travelers every year. Here, you find 30 to 60-meter tall sand dunes and many travelers enjoy Desert Safari. Undoubtedly it is the ideal location for the Desert Safari and also Jeep safaris are available as well. This marvelous beauty of Rajasthan is an amazing cultural hub. Further, camel safari, camping, paragliding, stargazing are some of the best things to be done here. Therefore, the best time of the day to visit is either during sunrise or during sunset. Thus, it is an offbeat natural tourist destination in India.
- Best time to visit: October to March
- Places of attraction: Khaba Fort, Golden Desert Safari, Desert Wildlife Jaisalmer, Amar Sagar, and Khuri.
10. Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Pichola is located in Udaipur city in the state of Rajasthan. It is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD. Named after the nearby Picholi village. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. It is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. A visit to Lake Pichola is incomplete without a boat ride, especially in the dawn. Therefore, Lake Pichola observes lakhs of tourists because of its tranquillity and beauty. Thus, it is one of the top beautiful places in India.
- Best time to visit: December and January
- Places of attraction: Gangaur Ghat, Jag Mandir, Udaipur City Palace, and Fateh Sagar Lake.
11. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Gulmarg is a hill station, located in Kashmir, India. Also known as the “Meadow of Flowers”. Situated at the height of 2,650 meters above sea level. Surrounded by snow-covered lofty Himalayas, meadows of flowers, deep ravines, and evergreen forested valleys. This place is a popular skiing destination and thus, an absolute delight for adventure seekers. Thus, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Kashmir.
- Best time to visit: March to June.
- Places of attraction: St. Mary’s Church, Outer Circle Walk, Ningle Nallah, Baba Reshi Shrine, Gulmarg Gondola, Apharwat Peak, Alpather Lake, and Maharani Temple.
12. Auli, Uttarakhand
Auli is located in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of the state Uttarakhand. Set at a height of 2,800 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the cold winds, vast snow-covered landscape, majestic mountains, all add up to make Auli a skier’s paradise. It is the longest and highest hill station in the whole of Asia. Thus, Auli is a popular skiing destination in India.
- Best time to visit: December to February
- Places of attraction: Auli Artificial Lake, Nanda Devi Peak, Auli Ropeway, Gurso Bugyal, Joshimath, ski resort, Chenab Lake.
13. Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Chikmagalur is a famous hill station located in the BabaBudangiri mountain, Karnataka. This hill station is a verdant getaway known for its numerous coffee plantations. Hence, it stands at an elevation of 3,400 feet, covered with eye-catching tea and coffee plantations. Thus, it is one of the most famous places to visit in Karnataka.
- Best time to visit: September to May
- Places of attraction: Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Jhari Waterfalls, Sringeri Mutt, Z Point, Baba Budangiri, Kudremukh National Park, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.
14. Emerald Lake, Ooty
Emerald Lake is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is recommended to watch the sunset from this lake because it is mesmerizing in every sense of the word. The lake is famous for a variety of fish in the lake and birds in the locale. Surrounded by lush greeny, tea plantations and hills hence gives picturesque scenic beauty of the lake. Fishing and boating are the popular activities you can indulge in here. Thus, this lake is an important tourist and picnic spot in the Ooty.
- Best time to visit: February to June
- Places of attraction: Avalanche Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Tamilnadu Tourism Ooty Boat House, Pykara Lake, and Waterfalls.
15. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand. Also known as Phoolon Ki Ghati. Spread over an area of 87 sq km. The Valley of Flowers trek is one of India’s most popular treks in the Himalayas. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the legends, the valley of flowers has been spiritually associated with Lord Hanuman. This place is popular among trekkers, nature, and adventure lovers. Thus, it is one of the beautiful tourist places in India.
- Best time to visit: July to August
- Places of attraction: Ghangaria, Gorson Bugyal, Mana Village, Niti Valley, Malari, Govindghat, and Joshimath.