Travel

INDIA

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About: India is the seventh largest country in the world. But foreigners tend to forget that when they ask in travel forums how many days required to travel India or what is the best place to see in India.

I always answer as I am about to reply here, decide first what is your interest.

If you have interest seeing how poor is our country, some Indian travel agencies in Mumbai arranges “slum tour of Mumbai” where you get to do ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ about the destitution of our country.

For others, I am categorizing tourism as per taste. But unlike other sections, I am not going into details of each place you visit, as it will take a year or two to fully provide description of each place.

Categories:

Cultural Tourists Spots:

Varanasi, Sarnath, Lucknow, Agra, Delhi, Haridwar-Hrishikesh, Amritsar

Archaeological Heritage Tourist Spots:

In North: Sri Nagar, Agra & Fatehpur Sikri

In Central India: Khajuraho, Bhimbetka Rockshelters, Sanchi Stupa

In West India: Rani ki Vav, Payagadh-Champaner, Hill forts of Rajasthan, Jantar-Mantar Jaipur, Ajanta-Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves

In South India: Pattadakal, Hampi, Churches&Convents of Goa, Chola Temples, Mahabalipuram,

In East: Sun Temple, Konarak

Religious Tourist Spots: (countless..so the ones  I can remember are included)

In NORTH: Amarnath, Vrindaban-Mathura, 5Kedaar, Badrinath,

In EAST: Gaya-Bodh Gaya-Nalanda-Rajgir, Parasnath, Puri

In WEST: Dwarka, Palitana,

In SOUTH: Kanchipuram, Tirupati, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Tanjore, Kochi

12 Jyotirlinga : Somnath, Mallikarjuna Swami, Mahakaleshwar, Malmleshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimashankar, Kashi Vishwanath, Trimbakeshwar, Nageshvara Jyotirlinga, Vaidyanath (Parali), Rameshwar, Ghrishneshwar

Forests: (categorized as per animal sighting)

Asiatic Lion: Gir (Gujarat)

One Horned Rhino: Kaziranga

Blackbuck: Velavadar Blackbuck National Park

Tiger: Corbett, Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park, Nargarhole, Bandipur, Sariska, Dudhwa National Park, Rajaji National Park, Sunderbans

Deer: Keibul Lamjao National Park, Pench National Park, Parambikulam Sanctuary, Wayanad, Periyar

Birds: Keoladeo National Park, Chilka Lake National Park

DESERTS: Desert safari from Jaisalmer, Salt Desert (Bhuj)

Rugged Mountainous Terrain: Leh&Ladakh, Spiti Valley (infact you can combine both of these if you have time that is)

Lush Hilly Terrain: Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nilgiri region of South India

Hill Cities: Shimla, Nainital, Dehradun, mussoorie

Suggested Itineraries:

Long Tour: (11 to 14 days)

Short Tour: (4 to 5 Days)

 

Not-so Long Tour: (7 to 8 Days)

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