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India’s Top and Off the Beaten Paths Destinations 2018

AsiaRoom breaks down into small, bits to make your choices somewhat easier. As there are so many significant cultural, religious, and historical sites to visit, without an extensive stay you will have to eliminate most for your return visit.

 

Amritsar:

Located in the middle of Punjab. This city is the spiritual and cultural universe for the Sikh religion, and is home to the Harmandir Sahib, ( the Golden Temple.)

Bangalore:

The host of many gardens, museums, natural wonders, nightlife, palaces and temples. One of the most beautiful parks in India is  Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park and the Ulsoor Lake of Bangalore, well known for its beautiful scenery and boating activities. Bangalore is also a major hub for Indian classical music and dance, and of vivid, cutting-edge nightlife. Bangalore is the high tech center of India, so expect to see a lot of techies and modern cultural wonders.

Coorg:

If it is nature, hiking, white water rafting you crave then this region splattered with villages and mountains will fulfill your natural desires. Coorg is also home to some of Idia’s most popular festivals such as: Keil Poldu, Cauvery Shankaramana, and the Huttari, these festivals always bring huge amounts of tourists so book early.

Dharam Sala:

Is host to the largest Tibetan Temple in India. This is the monastery of the Dalai Lama. The great Dalai Lama holds his lectures in this temple many times a year. While in Dharam Sala do not miss the  Bhagsu Waterfall and climb the hill to Triund for some awesome views of the Himalayan Mountains..

Goa:

Here you will witness how the Indian culture mixes with Portuguese influences from a 500-year occupation. Very beautiful and picturesque beaches has been a tourist draw for centuries. East meets West in this city, and will quite evident upon arrival.

 

 

Gangtok:

Long been one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. Gangtok is a mix of ancient and the modern world. A super nightlife awaits, along with many other modern amenities seasoned travelers expect. During the day hours you will have ample chance to see many ancient, temples and stupas.  Include in your list the Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point and the l Lal Bazaar.

Hampi:

A very important religious gathering place hosting the Virupaksha, Lakshmi Narasimha, Hemakuta Hill, Big Shivlinga and Vithala temples. The ruins of Hampi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Havelock Islands:

The Havelock Island’s are the most sought after of the Andaman Islands. Experience the glass-bottomed boats, or hike in the jungles with camping galore. Some of India’s most luxurious resorts can be found here.

Haridwar:

Considered the Gateway to God, this city is absolutely stunning, with an abundance of temples, this city attracts global followers.is a magnet for religious pilgrims from all over the globe. The religious festivals draw loads of tourists. Must see places are the Har ki Pauri and the Chandi Devi Temples.

Jaipur:

With a name like The Pink City you can imagine the building lined in stucco fashion.Visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, as well as the Amber and Jaigarh forts. For some really cool souvenirs do not miss the night bazaars in Jaipur.

Kolkata:

A former British Colonial and architecturally diverse city with buildings ranging from crumbing ruins to Victorian treasures. The festivals are superb and condensed with an artistic community, the markets and temples make this city a must see.

Kashmir:

Exploding with history and political controversy as it is with culture and natural wonders. The famous houseboats of Srinagar are here, as well as religious shrines that spread out across the region. Native hand crafts from this region are highly sought after souvenirs some including: carpets and textiles.

 

 

 Leh:

Located on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir, at the crossroads of the historic Silk Road from Sinkiang to West Asia and to India. Must visits are the Shey, Hemis, Alchi, Thikse and Lamayuru monasteries. Mountain hiking, and white water rafting is very popular in these areas.

Mysore:

Adorned with palaces and the famous Gothic St. Philomena’s Church, with its 175-foot spike is a visual wonder. The Carnatic classical music and dance is very popular and cherished by all. An amazing 11th-century temple up 1,000 steps on the city’s edges. The Mysore Dussehra Festival, held for 10 days in October/November, is a must see event.

Rishikesh:

Located at the foot of the Himalayas stands this holy city, instilled with cultural and spiritual importance for local Hindus. Sacred rivers are the perfect retreat for yoga enthusiasts and reflective hiking. River rafting here is an absolute must.

Tirupati:

This holy city attracts tourists and religious pilgrims in abundance. A must see is the Ancient Lord Venkateswara Temple, known for its Dravidian style and gold-plated cupola. Many other temples are also must see attractions in this town, with many waterfalls to astound you.

Udaipur:

The Venice of the East, housing many pristine lakes with a backdrop of the Aravail hills. Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, islands in Fateh Sagar Lake, are the site of the Udaipur Solar Observatory and Nehru Gardens. There is Lake Palace that has become a luxurious five-star hotel. The giant City Palace on Pichola’s east bank, featuring astounding courtyards and paintings.

 

It is impossible to cover all of India’s amazing destinations in one article. Most travelers have already chosen their particular spot, this article highlights some of the most incredible sites in India, and should give you something to add to your list of things to do.

This blog is a free service to the users of AsiaRoom Accommodation Booking Services and is intended as a rough guide for travelers in Asia, whether you are looking for hostel style holidays or high-end resorts, do consider reserving your rooms with us.

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