The myriad wonders of Incredible India lure travellers across the globe with its rich diversity in culture, geography and charming hospitality.
From the gigantic Himalayan ranges in the north to the golden beaches down south, India is a land of natural treasures waiting to be explored by avid travellers. Attributed as a major tourist destination, the country avails out superior tourist attractions.
Let's get a closer look at the various regions and their travel attractions in India:
A distinct culture with a vibrant mix of architectural history, cultural zest and sandy beaches & backwaters; South India is a perfect destination for those looking at luxury with an interesting mix of culture.
Popular attractions include Kerala backwaters, temples and historical ruins in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Hampi, Munnar, beaches, Mysore, Ooty, annual cultural festivals, wildlife parks and many more.
When exploring south, don't forget to pamper yourself with the traditional Kerala Ayurveda treatments and massages.
The vibrancy and warmth you find in the culture across North India is incomparable to the rest. Come Kashmir and Himachal where you fall in love with Himalayan range and treat yourself to a wide array of adventure sports including rafting, trekking, skiing and paragliding among others. While for extreme natural beauty, straight away head to Ladakh on a bike trip or camp near an ethereal lake with little to no civilization around.
On the other hand, if you're excited to get a first hand at the culture and cuisine, look no where and head straight to Punjab for the delectable North Indian cuisine.
Popular highlights include Kasol, Kullu-Manali, Kashmir, Benaras, Golden Temple in Amritsar and the eternally beautiful Taj Mahal, Agra.
If you want to explore the hidden, breathtaking beauty nature beholds in India, pack your bags and head straight to North East region which includes seven states Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Mizoram, also known as seven sisters collectively.
Encompassing most of the tribal population across India, the region is a hit with adventure travellers for its diversity, unique traditions, enchanting trek routes and delectable cuisines.
Popular highlights include Kaziranga National Park, treks in the Himalayan range, a wide range of adventure sports and scenic delights.
The west region of India brings with it a lot of unadulterated fun with those sandy beaches and never ending party sessions in Goa, alluring deserts of Rajasthan and the romantic getaways of Maharashtra.
Popular attractions here include religious temples in Gujarat, historical palaces and forts in Rajasthan, beaches of Goa, Alibaug, Khandala and Panchgani to name a few.
You can also check out a number of famous wildlife national parks here.
Central India gets as historical as the attraction sites it holds. It is also quite popular for its new hub of adventure tourism, Jharkhand. The buzzing Capital city, New Delhi, on the other hand offers a vibrant pot of culture fusion and variety of street food and historical monuments to feast upon.
Popular attractions remain India Gate, Red Fort, Gandhi Smriti, Orcha, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, rafting, paragliding, canoeing, hot air balloon and numerous other sports in Jharkhand.
There are only few who can resist the charm of West Bengal, the virgin beaches of Odisha, spiritual awakening in Bihar or the classic toy train ride in Darjeeling in the east region of India.
The popular attractions for every tourist include Darjeeling and other hill stations, Kolkata, tea plantations, Bodhgaya and Puri.
The union territories are a perfect getaway which is away from everything that belongs to your routine life. The surrounding sea and the plethora of adventure activities only make this better for a perfect vacation. Union territories in India include Puducherry (Pondicherry), Andaman & Nicobar Islands and New Delhi.
Andaman & Nicobar is a visual delight for beach lovers. The crystal clear beaches along with wide array of water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing, water ski and other sports make this one of the most luxury and popular tourist spot.
Pondicherry, on the other hand has an old world charm to it with its French architecture, cathedrals and lovely beaches. Perfect to spend a quiet evening by yourself.