Best Tourist Places in Rajasthan and south india
A magnum of places, people, culture, traditions, colours and religion, India is a country that will surprise you with its never ending allures. Witnessing the trails of the architectural pasts to experiencing the serenity of valleys, drenching in the salty sea waters or soaking in the religious rituals, India can delight you in more ways than you imagine! Dotted with innumerable charms, a journey across these destinations will bond you with your loved ones like never before. What are you waiting for? Start planning now!
1. Jaipur The traditionally colourful city of Jaipur, inviting you to the majestic architectures and hand crafted souvenirs. The city boasts of its royal Rajput influence, lifestyle intricacies, and rich art & cultural history. Must Visit: Ė Hawa Mahal for its architecture Ė Nahargarh fort for an enticing city view Ė Johri Bazaar for impressive gemstone work and jewellery Ė Chokhi Dhani for the ultimate Rajasthani experience. Tip: A trip to Chowki Dhani is a must if youíre short on time and want to have to real Rajasthani experience.
2. Rajasthan On Wheels The royal Rajasthan and its luxury is worth experiencing with your family. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers a chance to explore the vast deserts, majestic palaces, glimpses into the wildlife and the beautiful havelis of Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore & Jaipur. Must Visit: Ė Udaipur for its royalty Ė Jodhpur for Mehrangarh Fort Ė Chittorgarh for the treasure trove of Rajputana history Ė Jaipur for exquisite handicrafts Tip: The train makes a trip to Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh. Select your locations as per your choice. Best time to visit: October Ė March
3. Pushkar Lying in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan, the holy City of Pushkar is often described as the king of pilgrimage sites in India. The town is located at the shores of the Pushkar Lake, which was created by the tears of Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest cities of India and the date of its origin is unknown and is often associated with the Hindu mythology. It is famous for its temples and various Ghats which are frequented by hundreds of visitors during the annual bath. The water of the lake is considered sacred and thus is responsible for the townís repute as a pilgrimage spot. Perhaps the most illustrious attraction of Pushkar is the annual camel fair. It is a five day fair held where people buy and sell livestock. But thatís not all; the fair is home to a large no. of tourist crowd that is attracted by the music, dance and various events that are held here during the camel fair. Camel races are one of the major attractions as well. Places to Visit: Pushkar Lake. Brahma Temple. Savitri temple. Apteshwar Temple. Varaha Temple. Rangji temple. Man Mahal.
4. Mount Abu The place takes pride of it being the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is situated in the Aravalli mountain range and is a part of the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. The place apart from being a retreat for the people of Rajasthan and Gujarat from the scorching sun but has a lot of historical and religious significance. Mount Abu was known as the Arbuda Mountain, which has been mentioned in the Hindu Epic Mahabharata and is known to be the place where the Great Sage Vasistha retired. The hill station houses many ancient sites and temples which are frequented by many pilgrims from across India along with many forts and lakes. The place is a heavenly retreat for the sun scorched people of Rajasthan, with its lush green surroundings and various picnic spots. Places to Visit: Dilwara Jain temples. Guru Shikar. Achalgarh. Nakki Lake. Sunset Point. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple. Trevorís tank. Mount Abu Bazaars. Wildlife Sanctuary. Toad Rock.
5. Ajmer Ajmer is surrounded by Aravalli ranges and is a city seeped in both history and culture. It lies near Pushkar, a major Hindu pilgrimage site and is the home of the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. This makes it a unique pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. Apart from being a pilgrimage site, it is also the home of many fascinating historic sites and therefore welcomes tourists from all over the world. In 2015, Ajmer was selected as a heritage site for the HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India. Places to Visit: Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Taragarh Fort. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra. Abkari Fort and Museum. Anasagar Lake. Soniji ki Nasiyan.
6. Varkala Tourism-"The hidden treasure of Kerala" Popular for its natural fisheries and springs, and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru, Varkala is a coastal town with pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts, lighthouses, all together making it a subtle bit of paradise in Kerala. Varkala in the Trivandrum region of Kerala is a lesser known but a complete and ideal tourist destination. It has a scent of freshness in its air, given the untouched beaches, surrounding hills, springs and fisheries. One must visit the Papanasam Beach, Varkala Beach which offers a number of activities including paragliding and parasailing, Kappil Lake and lighthouses in the area. Varkala has a lot of architecture too, to attract tourists such as the Janardhana Swamy Temple, Anjengo Fort, Vishnu temple and Sivagiri Mutt. Places to visit in Varkala Thiruvambadi Beach Sivagiri Mutt Anjengo Fort Water Sports in Varkala Varkala Beach Edava Beach
7. Coorg Tourism-"The Scotland of India" Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers. Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here. Top Things To Do In Coorg Abbey Falls Talacauvery Nagarhole National Park Namdroling Monastery White River rafting in Barapole River, Coorg Burude Falls
8. Ooty Tourism-"Queen of the Nilgiris" Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination. It is situated at an altitude of 2, 240 mt above sea level and is thus a delightful honeymoon spot. One can notice a marvelous change in vegetation, as one goes from Kallar to Coonoor. The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty famous. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most routes. Top Things To Do In Ooty Toy Train Ooty Lake Ooty Botanical Gardens Ooty Rose Gardens Thread Garden Doddabetta peak
9. Gokarna Tourism-"Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands" With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. Situated on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. Gokarna can be different things to different people. Every year hordes of tourists visit Gokarna in search of sanctity and salvation on one hand and respite and relaxation on the other. The out-of-town beaches are a curious contrast to the life inside the town. Palm clad beaches are dotted with foreign tourists in a majority and very few Indians are seen across. Gokarna is not very conventionally touristy. The beaches are meant for a slow, relaxed holiday and everything on the beach goes at the same relaxed pace. Full of coconut and palm trees, the ocean and clean sands, Gokarna is a 'one of its kind place' in the country. Top Things To Do In Gokarna Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Water Sports in Gokarna Kudle Beach Yaana Gokarna beach
10. Nrityagram Tourism Nrityagram is a dance village is located near Hesarghatta in Bangalore rural district. It lies at a distance of only 35 kilometers away from Bangalore. The village was conceptualized by the well known Odissi dancer Protima Bedi. In Protima Gauri's own words, "it is a community of dancers in a forsaken place amidst nature. A place where nothing exists, except dance. A place where you breathe, eat, sleep, dream, talk, imagine - dance. A place where all the five senses can be refined to perfection. A place where dancers drop negative qualities such as jealousy, small-mindedness, greed and malice to embrace their colleagues as sisters and support each other in their journey towards becoming dancers of merit". Apart from the exceptional dance, other offerings of this place is the beautifully made village - made up of mud houses, greenery and open spaces gives a pleasing feeling to the visitors and habitants alike. A visit to Nrityagram would also give you the chance to explore the Hessarghatta Reservoir. It lies five kilometers away from the dance village. Top Things To Do In Nrityagram Temple of Dedication Amphitheatre Dance Gurukuls Gardens