India is one of the most visited countries in the world due to its diversity in destinations. It offers almost every kind of place to its explorers, so that they can travel according to their mood. So here we are revealing some destinations where you can visit, if your mood matches the place.
Yoga retreat and adventure – Rishikesh
Rishikesh is like the healing capital of India. The place is a blend of adventure and spirituality. It is one of the best places to meditate. People come here from all over the world to learn and practice Yoga and Meditation in search of internal peace. It’s the same place where the great design perfectionist and former CEO of Apple Inc., Steve Jobs visited and learned about meditation to get real ideas in life for creativity and innovation. Rishikesh also has the best temples in the world to visit and learn from. You may notice a mixture of yoga, healthy food, adventure, temples and spirituality in this city, that is situated on the bank of river Ganges. Rishikesh is the only place where you may find the national aquatic animal of India ,i.e. Ganges Dolphins. It’s the place where you can enjoy adventurous river rafting of about 14 – 28 kms and cliff jumping is one adventure that shall never be forgotten once you experience it.
Wildlife as well as heritage – Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh, the word “Madhya” means “central” and depicts that Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India. It’s the wildlife capital of India and holds a great history related to all the monuments in the state. The great Sanchi Stupa reside in this state and it’s also recognized as one of the 32 World Heritage Sites in India by UNESCO. The gates at Stupa which shows the Buddhist art and architecture, give a heavenly feel and are also the oldest stone structure that India holds. Also, this state houses the maximum forest area of the country, so wildlife and adventure are always over-exciting in this central state. Madhya Pradesh has a long list of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves. Some famous national parks are Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Satpura National Park and etc. And the state reserves highest tiger population in the country. One can enjoy camping, wild adventure, history, art and architecture in this “Hindustaani Dil” (the Heart of India), the state proudly presents the Incredibility of India to the World.
Recharge your adrenaline – Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
India also offers such places that are perfect for adventure lovers and thrill seekers, such places are Himachal pradesh and Uttarakhand. These two states are prominent for their adventure activities like: Trekking, Rafting, Para-Gliding, Skiing, Zorbing, and etc. For trekking, there are various routes available from easy to moderate and to strenuous, where one can enjoy the trail and make an unforgettable experience. Such routes are: Har Ki Dun, Roopkund Lake and Dyara Bugyal in Uttarakhand, also Hampta Pass, Indrahar Pass and Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh. For skiing, Auli is considered as the best place viz situated in north of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 4000 meters above the sea level. One can also challenge its adrenaline by enjoying white water river rafting in the holy river, Ganges or Beas.
Heritage and History- Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi
The cultural heritage of a country is a striking note of its illustrious past. It is like a valuable patrimony that should be protected and preserved for future generations. Indian culture, heritage and its natural beauty are the only wealth of tourism of India. There might be various architectural masterpieces, but only a few could justify the title “Incredible India”. India resides a total of 32 such sites that have been defined as the world heritage sites by UNESCO. Some of the remarkable sites are Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jantar Mantar, Hill forts of Rajasthan, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and etc.
Unique Place, Unique Culture and Unique People – North East India
North East India covers around eight small but beautiful states. Such states are Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Manipur. Except Sikkim, the rest seven are also known as the seven sister states of India. The whole North East India is known for its vegetation, food, flora and fauna as it lies under the eastern Himalayan ecosystem. Apart from this, being home to several unique tribes it is also rich in its culture, traditions and festivals. North East Indians are very different and extraordinary. They have their own kind of attire, rituals, customs and languages. They present a stimulating image of their land and lifestyle. Some of the destinations are Khasi Hills, Ziro Valley, Kohima, Dzouku Valley, Yumthang Valley, and etc.