India is often hailed for its diversity. Apart from its people and culture, the country is blessed with a diverse terrain as well. There are the majestic Himalayas in the north, the tranquil backwaters in the south, the sandy terrain in the west, and lush forests in the east.
If you are looking to experience that diversity of the country, here are the top 10 trips to take in India for a diverse and wholesome travel experience.
1.Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is the epitome of love. Many tourists around the world have been enamored by the beauty of this monument, which dates back to 1653. If you want to experience India and its culture, you just can’t leave out a trip to Taj Mahal.
2. Kerala Backwaters
Kerala is blessed with tranquil backwaters, which are also home to plenty of flora and fauna. A Kerala tour in the backwaters of Allepey and Kumarakom is a therapeutic experience and an enchanting one for bird watchers too.
3. Road trip from Manali to Leh
Road trips are always fun, especially when you have good company. Pick your friends up and embark on a road trip from Manali to Leh. The journey takes you through barren valleys of Himalayas, which are hardly populated, some stunning mountain passes, the best of Leh. You will be left in awe of the region.
Varanasi, also known as Benaras, is a sacred city and a must visit place on a trip to India. It is considered one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. You cannot expect world class standards on a trip to the city, but what you can expect is strange Hindu traditions, and pious people offering their prayers in River Ganges. The city also has many cemetery grounds, and many have reported strange sights and sounds during a walk late at night.
– You may not find Madurai as a must visit destination in most travel books on India. However, a trip to the city brings you close to the history and culture of India. The city has an elaborate history. It has been ruled by several kingdoms, and you can see their influences in the architecture of the region. The city is also known for its many beautiful temples, Meenakshi temple being the most popular.
6. Rajasthan Desert Safari
Rajasthan has a rich cultural and royal heritage. But for a true desert experience, a Rajasthan tour in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is a must. Get atop a camel or board a 4*4 and go on an enchanting safari in the desert land. Jaisalmer is also blessed with plenty of havelis and forts which date back to hundreds of years ago.
7. Trek to Valley of Flowers
The Himalayan region has always been hailed by everyone for its beauty. A trek to the valley of flowers brings you face to face with the best that the region has to offer. The Valley of Flowers is a national park which is home to hundreds of different species of flowers. It is also home to many exotic species of animals. If you are lucky, you can spot the snow leopard, blue sheep, or a Himalayan black bear here.
8. Chadar Trek
Some treks are challenging, which require a lot of technical skill. But Chadar trek is one trek which is challenging but does not require too much technical training, apart from basic training in rock climbing. The Chadar trek takes you on an awe inspiring journey on the frozen Zanskar River. If you are an avid trekker, you just cannot miss out on this trek in Ladakh.
9. Runn of Kutch
White bed of salt as far as you can see; hardly any people or settlements to be seen; the sun beating down in all its fury, leading to mirage effect. That’s Runn of Kutch for you. This part of Gujarat has always been a favorite among people who love an offroading experience. Rent a 4*4 and explore the rugged terrain of the region. You will love the experience.
10. Jungle Safari in Jim Corbett National Park
For an experience of the wild kind, there is nothing better than a jungle safari in the Jim Corbett National Park. The forest reserve is home to the mighty Bengal tiger and several other species of animals. Only a part of the national park is open to the tourists, but that takes nothing away from the experience. More than 70,000 tourists flock to the national park every year for a thrilling experience.
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