If you get your eyes to look beyond the commercialised places in India, there are destinations brimming with beauty beyond compare. There is nothing better than to free your mind, excite your soul and set off to explore these soul-stirring places, dotted with mesmerising scenery and spots to chill. With flights to India you might wish to travel with your family, with someone special or with a group of friends, as no voyage is thrilling without a good company. To experience something out-of-this-world, these are the top 7 places in India one should not miss.
Steeped deep into history, Chittorgarh is one of the most underrated and stunning places in Rajasthan that lies on the way to Udaipur from Ajmer. The forts, palaces and even the isolated villages are so appealing, that images will come back to your dreams for sure. There are a couple of tall towers that is still accessible to the people and one should not miss the chance of climbing one of them. The Victory Tower is one of those beauties whose design itself will amaze you. The view from the top is panoramic, worth capturing with your camera. Try visiting one of those places where you can see saris being made from the banana plants.
All you ski lovers out there, Auli is no less than Gulmarg, Manali or Shimla. Resting in the bosom of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Auli offers lofty slopes, encircled by oak trees and ski slopes long enough to excite ski lovers. Auli can be more enjoyed with camping, bonfire and beer with your best friends. Auli is also blessed with the world’s highest man-made lake and one of the longest cable car. Unquestionably, Auli is a complete adventure hill station for skiing and trekking fanatics.
Situated 37 miles from Bangalore, this hill station is a major part of the Deccan Plateau. It is also famous for holding the largest monoliths (a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock) in the Asian continent. Backpackers will love taking a trip with their best friends and you will love the flora and fauna there. Cave hunting, water sports, forest excursion and climbing activities are in full. Games such as ‘Cloud 9’ and ‘Simple Monkey Day’ will surely make your day.
Spooky, adventurous and yet, bewitching, Lonavla paved the way for several couples to escape the city life and spend time among the misty, green hills. A small hill station in the region of Pune, this heavenly place calls for an amazing night stay and enjoy the haunted tales of the past. Who knows, as you explore the place, you might encounter a Bollywood movie being shot there.
You need crazy friends and much more crazy times in Gangtok! Many ask, what is so special about Gangtok? The answer is ‘everything’. Yes, everything is so charming about Gangtok, that it becomes an irresistible place to leave. The capital of Sikkim lures shoppers, trekkers, food lovers as well as adventure lovers. As you move around the streets of Sikkim, you will definitely come across cafes, restaurants, clubs, casinos. Well, let’s describe it as, a mini Goa and Las Vegas combined.
A place to discover ruins, smaller villages, historical temples and drown in the beguiling history. Hampi offers a gateway away from all the noise and the pollution. Hampi is such a place that cannot be expressed with words and in 2014, this place was among the most searched places in Karnataka.
Chail, Himachal Pradesh
A summer retreat for the Maharaja of Patiala, located near Shimla, Chail is renowned for its architecture and the highest cricket ground in the world. Resting inside the deodars and pine forests, Chail is a treat to the soul. With tickets to India try spending a night in one of the camps and set out for trekking early in the morning. Several Delhites find Chail as an escapade for the weekend.