25 Best Lifetime Destinations In India 2020

India is a country with plenty of things for you to explore. There is no shortage of beautiful places to visit in India, yet we wonder every time, which is the most amazing, most beautiful, the perfect place when it comes to planning a vacation.

Vacations are always fun and exciting, is there anyone who isn’t excited about vacations!? Deep inside we all are someone who is always on our toes when it comes to vacations. After all, the best memories are made while traveling.

‘’ Let’s discover a beautiful place to get lost, yet again.”

There’s no heart as pure, as modest, as much in love as the heart that desires to travel. We learn LIFE when we travel.

So, let’s find out destinations that you should visit at least once your lifetime. And choose any one of them for vacation this year.

Lifetime Destinations In India: Natural

Under this category, we will be diving into 5 best places where nature is untouched and unexploited by humans. These are must-visit for all the nature-lovers, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty.

1. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is the heaven of South India. Munnar is situated in Idduki district, Kerala at an elevation of 1,830m (6000 ft). Kerala is known as “God’s own country” for its vast exotic range of biodiversity. Munnar is famous for its lush-green tea plantation. This place is covered with hilltops, lush green plantation, dense woods, beautiful tea gardens and whatnot. This place is one of the destinations that you must visit in your lifetime to witness its beauty.

Best time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit Munnar. Monsoons especially are to be avoided due to the amount of rainfall Munnar experiences during monsoon months.

How to reach: Munnar is well connected with Kochi via buses at regular intervals, as well as taxis. Kochi is the nearest Airport, about 130km from Munnar.

Places to visit: Echo point, Photo point, Atukkad Falls, Top station, Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea, Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park, Eravikulam National Park

2. Majuli, Assam

Majuli Island, Assam

Majuli is the largest fresh-water island in the world. It is an outstanding river island in the river Brahmaputra. The picturesque, heart-warming view is worth anything. This is a lush-green river island, mostly inhabited by tribal. The vibrant culture is interesting and unique, this is the reason that makes this place one of the most loved and memorable places in Assam. This place is the perfect combination of greens, pleasant weather, colorful tribes, and awe-inspiring picturesque views of river Brahmaputra.

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    Best time to visit: Winter (October – February) is the best season to visit Majuli, due to cool, pleasant weather you’ll enjoy. Summers must be avoided; the temperatures rise pretty high which can be uncomfortable. Monsoons are also good for this place; occasional showers make the place fresher and livelier.

    How to reach: Jorhat is the link to Majuli. You can reach Jorhat via Guwahati which is the capital of Assam. Jorhat is the nearest airport to Majuli (about 20km) also is the nearest Railway station which is connected to Guwahati. The ferry ride from Jorhat to Majuli is an experience on its own.

    Places to visit: Kamalabari Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Garmur

    3. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

    Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

    Jim Corbett National Park is the first National Park of India. It is situated in the foothills of Himalayas and is the home to various Himalayan species. Jim Corbett National Park is situated in Uttarakhand, in the bank of River Ramaganga. The national park covers more than 500 sq.-km, consisting of natural landscapes like hills, lakes, streams, etc.

    Jungle safari is a must in Jim Corbett National Park. There are also resorts inside the national park to experience and feel the thrill from within.

    Best time to visit: Although the weather is good all-round the year, but all the zones of the park are not open all throughout the year. Visit from November to February when all the 5 zones are open.

    How to reach: Roadways is the most preferred way to reach Jim Corbett. You can reach there directly from major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Gaushala, etc. The national park is connected by NH34.

    Things to do: Jungle safari, Elephant ride, River Rafting

    Jungle safari and Elephant rides are a must if you are planning to visit Jim Corbett National Park. You will have a lifetime experience.

    4. Kudremukh, Karnataka

    Kudremukh, Karnataka

    Kudremukh is situated towards the higher altitude of Western Ghats, in Karnataka at 1,894m (6214 ft) above sea level. Covered in green forests and misty clouds. The name ‘Kudremukh’ is after the mountain which resembles the face of a horse hence the name ‘Kudremukh’.

    Kudremukh is actually a hill station, but we listed it under ‘Nature at its Best’, you will find out the reason once you eye-witness this beauty. The diversity of flora and fauna, the natural beauty, lush-green mountain views that Kudremukh has to offer makes it a destination you should visit once in a lifetime.

    Best time to visit: You can visit Kudremukh virtually during any time of the year. The temperature is pleasant throughout the year. Each season has a beauty of its own.

    But if you are going to trek you might prefer to avoid the sun, in that case, choose any time between October to March.

    How to reach: Kudremukh can be reached via Mangalore which has the nearest airport as well as a railway station. Mangalore also has regular buses to Kudremukh. You can always go on a road trip from Mangalore to Kudremukh which is about 100km drive, it will be a beautiful one.

    Places to visit: Kudremukh National Park, Kudremukh Peak, Shola forest, Kalasa, Kadambi Falls, Hanuman Gundi Falls

    Things to do: Kudremukh peak is a stairway to heaven for trekking lovers.

    5. Cherrapunji – Shillong, Meghalaya

    Cherrapunji – Shillong, Meghalaya

    Last but, not least. Cherrapunji is a complete treasure. It is the wettest place on earth, receives the highest rainfall in a year. Cherrapunji is just about 50km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. Cherrapunji is famous for its double-decker living root bridge. Misty valleys covering the forests is a beautiful scene.

    Here, we punched Shillong and Cherrapunji together because both of them are so astonishingly beautiful that we couldn’t choose one and leave the other. And also, they are very close to each other, so one can visit them both in a single trip.

    Shillong, being the capital of the state receives a huge number of tourists. This place almost looks like the place where mother Nature was born probably. Shillong is a popular hill station known for tall Waterfalls, pine forests, clear lakes, beautiful landscapes and golf courses.

    Best time to visit: September to May is the best time to visit Shillong and Cherrapunji. Avoid monsoon as they receive heavy rainfall during monsoon months that might affect your travel severely.

    How to reach: Guwahati is the nearest major airport to Shillong (about 100km) and Cherrapunji (about 150km). Cabs are easily available from both Guwahati and Shillong. There is also helicopter service from Guwahati to Shillong which is a unique experience on its own.

    Places to visit:

    Shillong: Mawlynnong, Umiam lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong peak,

    Cherrapunji: Double-decker living root bridge, Dawki, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsmai Cave

    Lifetime Destinations In India: Man-Made

    In this category we will be exploring the 5 top places with unmatchable works of mankind, artworks, sculptures, etc.

    1. Taj Mahal, Agra

    Tajmahal, Agra

    Well, here comes the Royal Taj Mahal… who can miss the Taj Mahal when searching for places in India that will blow away your mind.

    Taj Mahal is known as the symbol of love. Made by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his most beloved wife, Mumtaz.

    Taj Mahal houses the tomb of both Mumtaz and Shah Jahan himself. Taj Mahal is packed with wonders; incredible artworks carefully crafted by the hands of the man with no machines at all during the 17th century. It is unbelievable, that such a piece of art is made by the hands of men; 22,000 artisans, painters, craftsmen worked day and night, under architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan made Taj Mahal for his love of life Mumtaz, who died during childbirth which affected Shah Jahan severely.

    Taj Mahal is a must-visit in India.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit Taj Mahal is during sunrise and sunset. During sunrise the crowd is relatively less. Sunrise and sunset complement the majestic and royal view of Taj Mahal.

    You can also visit Taj Mahal during night time, only when it is full moon. Tickets are usually less. But Taj Mahal in full moon night is an amazing experience.

    How to reach: Agra is not at all difficult to reach. Delhi is the capital of India, one of the most connected cities. You can very easily get a cab from Delhi to Agra.

    Highlights

    • Semi-translucent white marble
      • Large white ‘onion dome’ of 35m height
      • Symmetry of the four faces of Taj Mahal
      • The internal chambers are octagonal and are connected by diagonal passages.
      • Symmetrical designs, Pietra dura works, calligraphy, intricate designs are mind-blowing.

    Facts to know before visiting

    • Taj Mahal is made of semi-translucent white marble, with thousands of embedded semi-precious stones and crafted floral designs and all the four faces are exactly symmetrical.
      • It took 22 years by 22,000 workers and costed about 32 million in those days (17th century).
      • The 17-hectares complex of Taj Mahal consists of ‘Darwzza’, from where you enter the complex; ‘Bageecha’, lush green garden with fountains and fragrance of flowers; ‘Masjid’, the mosque on the left of Taj Mahal; ‘Rauza’, this is the main mausoleum, Taj Mahal; then comes the ‘ Naqqar khana’, the rest house.
      • There is a cenotaph of Mumtaz in the central chamber. The real tombs, where the remnants of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz are buried, are under the main chamber and are in a locked room. Visitors are not allowed inside.

    2. Hawa Mahal (Jaipur), Rajasthan

    Hawa Mahal (Jaipur), Rajasthan

    Literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palance of Wind. This is situated in the heart of capital of Rajasthan that is Jaipur, known as Pink city. The palace is constructed with red and pink sandstone. This was built Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. The design of this palace is very unique; five floors of this palace from the outside resembles a honeycomb, with designed ‘Jharokhas’ (small windows) with carved sandstone grills.

    The architecture allows cool air to pass through the palace, as Rajasthan is very hot and arid.

    Unique architecture of Hawa mahal steals our attention and here it is in our list of places you should visit during your visit to India once in a lifetime.

    Best time to visit: Winter months or during sunrise or sunset is the best time to visit this place, as it is less crowded and relatively cooler.

    How to reach: Hawa Mahal is the center of the city Jaipur. So, it is very easy to reach there, you can take a cab for the whole day for sightseeing around the pink city.

    Highlights

    • 953 ‘Jharokhas’ or small windows
      • The façade of the building resembles bee-hive
      • Hawa Mahal was built as a part of City Palace, hence it does not have a main entrance
      • No stairway to 5th floor of the Mahal.

    Facts to know before visiting

    • It is a five-story building, that looks like a honeycomb from the exterior.
      • Interior of the Mahal is decorated with rooms of different colors, and a beautiful fountain in the center.
      • Lal Chand Ustad was the main architect, who made this monument a beautiful fusion of Mughal architecture and Hindu Rajput architecture.

    3. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

    Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

    Ajanta and Ellora caves are one of the finest rock-cut caves in the world, situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. This is a rock-cut monument, dated from about 2 BCE to 480 CE. Rock-cut monument refers to the monuments which are carved from solid rock, this is one such example. The cave is the living example of rich Indian art culture; it consists of rock-cut sculptures, paintings on the walls of the cave. This site one of the UNESCO heritage site. Ajanta caves consists of 29 caves whereas Ellora is composed of 34 caves.

    This is a very popular site visited by people from around the globe. This is one of its kind and the finest of all rock-cut monuments so, you must visit this place atleast once in your lifetime.

    Best time to visit: Monsoon and winter are pretty good time to visit this place because the weather is comfortable. Summers are hot and humid; this might make you uncomfortable.

    How to reach: Ajanta and Ellora are 100km apart from each other. The transport is quite easy to get. Aurangabad is the nearest Airport and nearest city to Ellora (about 30km) and Ajanta (about 100km).

    Nearest international airport is Mumbai International airport.

    Highlights

    • The amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu cultures, monasteries and temples.
      • Kailash temple is a monolithic structure and is the largest in its kind in the whole world. And all these are hand-carved!
      • Hand carved sculptures of gods and goddesses.
      • Pay attention to the artworks representing various gestures and emotions.

    Facts to know before visiting

    • This was built by monks living there using simple hammer and chisel.
      • Main theme is daily life-oriented, Buddha’s teachings.
      • Ajanta caves are popular across the globe for its murals and other paintings that influence modern art as well.
      • Ajanta and Ellora caves are in existence before Christian period.

    4. Golden Temple, Punjab

    25 Best Lifetime Destinations In India 2020

    Golden temple is located in Amritsar and is the holiest shrines in Sikhism, also known as ‘Harmandir Sahib’. Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1830 rebuilt it with marble and pure gold. Remarkable shine of gold makes the temple visible from a great aerial distance. You will feel the  calmness and peacefulness getting absorbed into you as roam around the temple with Sikh prayers sung in the background. The spiritual shrine is surrounded by the holy Amrit Sarovar.

    Best time to visit: November to March is the ideal time to visit Amritsar. Early mornings are the best time if you want to thes avoid crowd and want to enjoy some time in solace.

    How to reach: Amritsar is a well-connected city in Punjab. Amritsar has its own airport and railway station which are connected to major parts of India.

    Highlights:

    • The dome is made of marble and 100kgs of gold.
      • It is an amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic styles.
      • The temple is gilded with a total of 750kg pure gold.
      • Intricate Pietra Dura carvings on gold plates.

    5. Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh

    Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh

    Khajuraho is world famous for its intricate carvings of most aesthetic and erotic scenes of love and as an evidence of rich Indian art culture. People from around the globe come here to witness this great work of mankind. Khajuraho is actually a group of monuments consisting of many temples. The remaining number of temples in the complex is now 25, reduced from 85 when it was created back in 950 to 1050 AD.

    Another thing you must not miss is the Light and Sound show in Khajuraho.

    Best time to visit: Winter (October to March) is the best time for sightseeing in Madhya Pradesh when the weather is cool and pleasant.

    How to reach: Khajuraho is well connected with major cities like Bhopal, Delhi, Indore. You can easily reach there by road.

    Highlights

    • Depiction of forms of love, erotic and sensual scenes along with daily life of common people with intricate carvings on the wall.
      • Note the time when it was built, i.e. around 1000 AD when civilization was not as developed as it is now.
      • Temples are constructed with sandstone of varying colour range from pink to yellow.
      • The artworks represent various forms of Shakti and Shiva, Yin and Yang, male and female.

    Lifetime Destinations In India: Sea & Beaches

    This category will take you to top 5 beaches in India that you must visit in lifetime. Get a look into the below listed beaches you will get one for your next trip for sure.

    1. Varkala, Kerala

    Varkala, Kerala

    Varkala, situated about 45 mins from Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), is known for breathtaking striking view of Arabian sea in one side and the other side is naturally decorated with stretch of cliff all along the endless beach, which enhances the beauty of the beach. The view is very striking and unique. Being comparatively less commercialized it is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate

    Best time to visit: Winter is the preferred time for Varkala beach as the temperature and humidity are pretty high throughout the year and the seasonal changes are slightly being a coastal region.

    How to reach: Regular bus service is available from the city of Varkala to major cities of India. And the nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram (about 40km). You can get bus or cabs from Trivandrum easily.

    Things to do

    Parasailing, paragliding, Jet Skiing, Banana Boat ride

    2. Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar island

    Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar island

    Radhanagar in Havelock island is a very serene, isolated and unique beach. It has a different warmth and lively feeling, the colors of the water brings joy. This is often listed as among the top beaches in Asia. The island is covered in a lush-green canopy forest. You can take a calm evening walk along the beach with the calmness of the forest on one side and the sound of waves on the other.

    Best time to visit: Winter (November to February) is the ideal weather for Andaman due to pleasant weather during this time.

    How to reach: There are regular ferry services from Port Blair to Havelock island run by the government as well as other private agencies.

    Things to do: Scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing and kayaking are some of the rare water sports that you can experience in Havelock Island.

    3. Palolem, Goa

    Palolem, Goa

    Talking about beaches and not including Goa is offensive. This is among most hyped beaches of the country. Thousands of international tourists come here each year.

    Read more: Places To Visit In South Goa

    Palolem is an exception here, this is not among the crowded beaches of north Goa. We all dream of a beach less crowded where we can be on our own. So, if you want to avoid the crowd but not miss Goa, this is the ideal place for you.

    Best time to visit: As most beaches, winter is the best time to visit Palolem, Goa.

    How to reach: You can get bus to Palolem or Canacona from Margao Bus Stand. Then you can take autorickshaw or taxi to Palolem beach.

    Things to do: Swimming, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Dolphin Spotting (if you’re lucky, try to visit in the morning).

    4. Gokarna, Karnataka

    Gokarna, Karnataka

    This is a white powdery sand beach with the same Goa feeling of spiritualism and the land of picturesque landscapes. Gokarna is one of the most secluded beaches in India. This is the perfect place for beach lovers who enjoy a little with themselves and love to feel free.

    Best time to visit: November to March is the best time to visit this wonderland Gokarna when the humidity is lower as compared to summers and monsoons.

    How to reach: You can reach Gokarna by car from Goa which has the nearest airport (about150km). There are also bus services from Bangalore to Gokarna.

    Things to do: Kayaking, cave exploration, beach camping and trekking, diving, adventure boat ride are some of the sports you can enjoy here.

    5. Minicoy, Lakshadweep

    Minicoy, Lakshadweep

    Lakshadweep is a group of several islands and all the beaches are strikingly spectacular. Minicoy is the second largest island and one such beach that offers green forests scenery along with the windy beach feeling. This place is a blessing for both who love some water sport or adventure sport in beach and also people who love absolute isolation. So, dive in and enjoy some colorful coral reefs. Minicoy is also a famous romantic gateway for couples.

    Best time to visit: Winter is the best season to visit this place. Otherwise, the temperature is high throughout the year.

    How to reach: Airport in Lakshadweep is Agatti. You can take flight from Cochin to Agatti. Or else you can take ferry to the island.

    Things to do: Scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boat ride, kayaking.

    Lifetime Destinations In India: Majestic Mountain:

    In this category we would escape to the mountains, the best hill stations. This will comprise of top 5 hill stations of India that deserve a visit once in life.

    1. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Geographical location of Spiti valley is such that it makes it a cold desert valley. It is situated in the higher ranges of Himalaya, at a massing 3,800m (12,500 ft) above sea level. This offers a very unique view of hill station. The name of the valley means ‘The middle land’, this is the land between Tibet and India. You can see a number of mountain pass. This is a perfect romantic gateway if you are looking for a couple vacation or honeymoon.

    Best time to visit: March to June is the best time visit Spiti valley. This is one of the coldest places in the country so winter is a no-no.

    How to reach: Spiti valley lies on Leh- Manali highway and is separated from Manali by Rohtang pass. This road is okay for summer, but is inaccessible during winters. Although Spiti valley can be reached throughout the year from Shimla via Kinnaur.

    Places nearby: Chandratal lake, key monastery, Kunzum pass

    2. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand

    Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand

    Valley of flowers national park is a must visit for everyone who loves mountains, or nature lovers. When in full bloom, this place looks like paradise. This is situated in the western Himalayas at an altitude of 3110m (10,200 ft) in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. This was discovered in 1931, and was made world heritage site for wild flowers and exotic range of flora and fauna with medicinal properties popular since ancient times. Valley of flowers is a serene destination that will make you forget all your worries.

    Best time to visit: July to September is the best time if you want to see the valley in its full bloom. Although the valley is open from June to October.

    How to reach: Valley of flowers is very secluded, the nearest town connected is Govindghat, which is 17 km from the National park. Govindghat is connected to the rest of the state and Delhi.

    Things to do: You can do trekking here, but only during daytime.

    3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    A list of hill stations without Manali is incomplete. Manali is a complete package with all the breathtaking features of hill station. Snow-capped mountains, serene lakes, beautiful valleys, crazy river flowing and everything else that comes to your mind. Manali is an extraordinarily beautiful hill station with stupendous view.

    Best time to visit: Any time of the year is best for Manali, except for monsoon due to landslides. If you want to experience snowfall then December to February is the ideal time for you.

    How to reach: Manali is a well-connected city as it is a very popular tourist spot. The nearest airport is Bhuntar about 40km and the nearest well-connected railway station is Ambala. You can get a taxi from any major city to Manali. The road trip is gonna be an incredible one.

    Things to do: White water rafting, paragliding, riverside camping, and trekking are some of the activities.

    Places nearby: Solang valley, Rohtang pass, Hadimba temple.

    4. Leh, Ladakh Union Territory

    Leh-Ladakh-Best-Lifetime-Detinations-In-India

    This is a destination like no other destinations, very unique and marvelous unconventional scenic beauty and is the land of Gompas. Leh is one of the two districts of Ladakh which is now a union territory, another one is Kargil. This place cannot be explained with words. This is a perfect destination for a tour with friends, bike ride via Leh-Manali highway is one of the most famous trips among friends’ groups. The mountains are truly majestic, justifying the category.

    Ladakh tops every adventurer’s bucket list for its fascinating landscapes, Rocky Mountains, and the road that can literally make your skip beat. 

    Khardung-La pass is one of the most thrilling experiences, this is the highest motorable road on earth at a massive altitude of 5,359m (17,582ft).

    Best time to visit: summer is the best time to visit Ladakh, because winters are very uncertain and might cause road blockage.

    How to reach: There are two ways to reach Ladakh, either from Manali via Leh-Manali Highway (breathtaking journey in itself). Another way is to reach Srinagar and enter Ladakh via Kargil.

    Places nearby: Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Chadar Trek, Leh Palace, Tso Moriri, Zanskar valley, Shanti Stupa, Khardung La pass, Nubra Valley, Spituk, Zoji La pass, Hemis Monastery, Lamayuru, Diskit Monastery, Kargil, Shyok Valley, Hunder Camel ride, Turtuk, etc.

    5. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

    Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

    The name ‘Gulmarg’ is well justified for this place. The literal meaning is the meadow of flowers. Famous for its spectacular natural beauty of the valley surrounded by pine forests, wild flowers. Gulmarg is one of top 10 hill stations in India. Everything combined makes it a perfect place to escape.

    Best time to visit: March to June is perfect to visit this place. You can see the flowers blooming during April-May. But if you want to experience skiing then you must visit during the winter.

    How to reach: Gulmarg is 85km from Srinagar, from there you can taxi. Srinagar is the nearest airport and the nearest railway station is Jammu.

    Things to do: Trekking, Mountaineering, Skiing, Snowboarding, Gondola ride etc.

    Places nearby: Alpathar lake, Khilanmarg, Lien Marg etc.

    Lifetime Destinations In India : Countryside & Towns

    This category I will guide you to 5 places that are best known for unparalleled culture and the countryside vibe in India. This is one is a bit unique one.

    1. Rajasthan: Land of Rajputs

    Rajasthan-Land of Rajputs

    Nothing comes in comparison with Rajasthan when it comes to culture and heritage of India. Rajasthan is the land of Rajputs, the royals, the Maharajas. This is one of the most vibrant states in the country. The culture here is preserved for over 5000 years and is still maintained by the warm locals.

    Major cities of the state is Jaipur (the pink city) surrounded by pink sandstone walls and royal Palaces and fort, Udaipur (city of Lakes) blessed with lake Pichola and Aravalli hill in the background, then Jaisalmer, which is my personal favourite, known as the Golden city full of golden sand dunes, camping and watching the night sky in the middle of That Desert.

    Best time to visit: October to February is the ideal to visit Rajasthan as the land is mostly dry and is mostly covered with parts of Thar desert. Monsoon is also good enough.

    How to reach: Jaipur is the capital of the state and has International airport, there are flights from all over the country.

    Highlights: Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan, folk music and dance, traditional dress of Rajasthan, local cuisine.

    Major Attractions: Amer fort, Mehrangarh fort, Jal Mahal, Udaipur’s lake palace, Jaisalmer fort, Chittorgarh Fort are among the best from Rajasthan.

    2. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat

    Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat

    Rann of Kutch is a part of Thar desert which offers endless white sand landscapes, known as White desert. This is one of the best places if you want to experience colors of Indian culture. This place is known for Rann Utsav, a yearly 3-month carnival which attracts people from all over the world. This is something you should experience in your lifetime and I can assure you this will be one hell of a memory.

    This is also heaven for bird lovers as it receives several kinds of migratory birds from Siberia, Central Asia and Europe.

    Best time to visit: Rann festival is one of the main attractions which occurs during November to February. Click here to know the exact dates and book your spot.

    How to reach: Bhuj is 85km from the Salt desert, which is well connected with flights from all over the country and also by railway. From there you can take a cab to reach the expanse of white desert.

    Highlights: Rann utsav is the most highlighted thing about Rann of Kutch.

    Major Attractions: Aina Mahal, Kutch Museum, Siyot Caves, Dholavira excavation site etc

    3. Lucknow: City of Nawabs, Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow_ City of Nawabs, Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and is known as the city of Nawabs. This place is the perfect amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim culture. This place is very evident of the fact that India proves “unity in diversity”. This place welcomes anyone who thinks that two religion cannot live in peace with so much diversity. Craftsmanship, painting and street food among the best known about this place.

    Best time to visit: October to March is the ideal time to visit Lucknow, due to pleasant weather perfect for roaming around through streets.

    How to reach: Lucknow is very well connected to most parts of the country via flight, railway as well as roads.

    Highlights: Local Awadhi cuisine (ex-biriyani), kebabs, this place is a paradise for food lovers, street foods are absolutely drool-worthy.

    Major Attractions: Chhattar Manzil, Shahi Baoli, Sikander Bagh, Satkhanda, Husainabad Clock Tower, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Butler Palace, and Jama Masjid.

    4. Varanasi (Kashi), Uttar Pradesh

    Varanasi (Kashi), Uttar Pradesh

    Varanasi is one of the oldest cities of the world. The city is situated on the Banks of spiritual Ganges and showcases rich Indian culture. Varanasi is the best place if you to experience Hindu, Buddhism and Jain culture, no other place is as qualified. Varanasi is all about old temples, Ganga aarti, home to famous poets like Kabir, colours of traditions and cultures.

    Best time to visit: November to February is the best time due to cool and comfortable weather.

    How to reach: It has two major railway station Mughal Sarai and Varanasi. It also has domestic airport in the city.

    Highlights: Ganga aarti, Diyas floating in Ganga during Diwali, local bazaars etc.

    Major Attractions: Kashi Vishwanath temple, Dasa Ashwamedha Ghat, Assi Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple etc.

    5. Madurai, Tamil Nadu

    Madurai, Tamil Nadu

    Madurai is also one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. Civilization and culture of Madurai is 2500 years old and is the house of literature, art and culture. The city is the perfect mix of age-old tradition with new-age lifestyle. Madurai is famous for Meenakshi Amman Temple and folk dance, folk songs and handicrafts.

    Best time to visit: October to March is the best time to visit Madurai is the place is hot and humid.

    How to reach: Madurai has a domestic airport and also a railway station connected to major cities of India.

    Highlights: Handicrafts, art, folk dance, local ceremonies.

    Major Attractions: Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Alagar Koil, Vaigai Dam.

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      Above listed are the lifetime destinations in India to visit a once is suited for all kinds of people. These are some of the best lifetime destinations in India. From natural beauty to massive mountains, to colors of culture and everything in between is included here. I hope this would bring you closer to your dream destinations. Let us know in the comments about other places you expected on the list.

      Frequently Asked Questions For Lifetime Destinations In India

      What is the most beautiful place in India?

      There is no shortage of beautiful places in India. India is blessed with plenty of such examples. these are some of the most beautiful places in India: Munnar, Valley of Flowers, Leh, Manali, Kerala, Jaipur.

      What is the coldest place in India?

      Drass belt, Kargil has the lowest recorded temperature till now. it was minus (-) 30.2 degrees Celsius.

      Which is the most visited place in India?

      Taj Mahal, Agra is the most visited place in India with the highest number of foreigners visiting each year

      What is the most relaxing place in India?

      Gokarna, Chopta and Munnar are some of the best places for weekend and relaxation.

      What is Kerala famous for?

      Spices are one of the major things that attracted people from all over the world to Kerala since time immemorial. Kerala is known as God’s Own Country because of its beauty. other things famous about Kerala are Tea & Coffee, banana chips, handicrafts, snake boat race.

      What is Himachal Pradesh famous for?

      Breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and various adventure sports like paragliding, rafting, rock climbing, trekking etc are famous in Himachal Pradesh.

      What is Rajasthan famous for?

      Rajasthan is famous for its royal Palaces, forts, camping in That desert, sand dunes, and rich vibrant culture.

      What is West Bengal famous for?

      West Bengal is famous for art, culture, literature, Howrah Bridge and don’t forget the famous ‘Rosogolla’. Kolkata is known as the Cultural capital of the country.

      What are the famous foods in Lucknow?

      Kebab, Warqi parathas, Awadhi biriyani, Nahari Kulcha.

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