A land of beauty, rich culture and traditions, and an amazing history, India is truly a land blessed by the Gods themselves. Planning to tour the Indian soils for a holiday, you will truly be spoilt for choice. From the beautiful hill stations peppered across the country and the amazing scenery, to the many sacred pilgrimage places, cities and towns with the beautifully erected temples and more, a holiday to India has vast potential. Add to the mix the fact that an Indian holiday is truly an affordable one – food, stay, conveyance and even the keepsakes as well.
A lot of the poignant story of India can be seen through the architecture of old Indian buildings, monuments and temples, as well as the art work on display. If you are looking to nurture your spiritual side, there is no better place than India for you to do so. You can also choose to explore the natural beauty of the country, be it hill stations, the mountainside, beaches or the wilderness. A true holiday experience includes sampling the local cuisines as well, and India does not disappoint. Foodies, you’re in for a treat! Irrespective of whether you choose to party in Goa, trek on the McLeod Ganj hills, scuba dive in Andaman, camp under the stars in Manali, indulge in the beauty of Coorg or even explore the Hampi ruins, an Indian holiday promises to please, thrill and wow you every second of every day of your trip.
A paradise of sun and sand, Goa is the place to visit if you are looking to unwind and let loose your wild side. Goa is one holiday destination that promises entertainment and fun all through the year, regardless of the season. Beaches in Goa are plenty, each of them unique and beautiful, visited by visitors and natives alike. Goa also boasts of some of the best views, lazy rivers, majestic waterfalls, amazing coastlines and lush nature everywhere. With a rich history, a delightful blend of Portuguese and HinduGoan cultures seen through its numerous convents, churches, temples and villas, Goa promises history and architecture enthusiasts a lot to take back with them. Goa is also a haven for the gastronomically adventurous. Delicious seafood be it fish, prawns, lobsters, squid or more; promises not to disappoint every time you savour the dishes. Walk away from your holiday with numerous trinkets available in the markets and bazaars in Goa – from gothic accessories and jewellery to traditional handicrafts, antiques, clothing and more, there is always something for everybody.
Packed with teakwood and sandalwood trees, spice and coffee plantations and hills bathed in mist, Coorg makes an ideal holiday destination when you are looking for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lush greenery, verdant valleys and the breathtaking mountains, not to mention the quaint town itself, present a picture of sheer beauty. There is plenty to see in Coorg, from Namdroling Golden Temple and Bhagamandala and Omkareshwara Temples to the beauty of nature in Nisargadhama, the sunset at Raja’s Seat, Madikeri fort, museum and more. You even have the opportunity to bathe
One of India’s best and most popular hill stations, Ooty is a place that is infused with charm and beauty. Fresh air, beautiful weather and a serene atmosphere. Don’t miss the Botanical Gardens, the Rose Gardens, the Tea Factory and the view from Doddabetta Peak. Irrespective of what you choose to put in your itinerary, Ooty offers you plenty of things to do and places to see. Of course, your trip to Ooty cannot be complete without sampling and buying the delicious homemade chocolates and various tea available here. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs through pristine hills and is a must-try for families. The vintage toy train runs from Ooty to Coonoor and back.
Characterised by its sprawling tea plantations and winding roads, Munnar has been a popular holiday spot since the British times. The many wondrous sights in and around the hill station add to its appeal, including Echo Point, Ernakula National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. If you love adventure, you have the option to hike, trek and camp at many scenic locations.
Jim Corbett National Park, with dense hills and grasslands, is a popular holiday destination. It is the oldest national park in India. One of the nine tiger reserves of Project Tiger, visitors throng to the national park to catch a glimpse of the famed gigantic, Bengal tigers. Additionally, Corbett National Park is also home to a large variety of flora and fauna. While at Corbett, you must go on tiger safaris, wildlife safaris and jeep safaris. Corbett National Park offers a range of other outdoor activities as well, including river crossing, rappelling, and angling.
Sikkim’s capital city of Gangtok is a charming hill station that is enveloped by beauteous scenery all around. From the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga to the abundant greenery all around and high-altitude lakes, the hill station is a holiday spot that reaches out and calls to your aesthetic sense. Gangtok is home to a number of monasteries, including the Enchey Monastery and the Rumtek Monastery. Relish the beauty of nature all around you from one of the many viewpoints around Gangtok, such as Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok, or simply drive over the Nathu La pass, which goes through the lake, while appreciating the scenery all around.