List of Top Most Beautiful Places in India
Lake Dal – Jammu and Kashmir
- Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.
- The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
Agra – Uttar Pradesh
- Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
- It is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India.
- Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city.
- It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population.
- Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan,
- Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture.
- It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.
Andaman and Nicobar
- The Andaman and Nicobar Islands were shrouded in mystery for centuries because of their inaccessibility.
- These are the paragon of beauty and present a landscape full with scenic and picturesque extravaganza.
- These islands shimmer like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal.
- The dense forest which cover these islands and the innumerable exotic flowers and birds create a highly poetic and romantic atmosphere.
- Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea
- Lakshadweep comes from “Lakshadweepa”, which means “one hundred thousand islands” in Sanskrit as well as many Indian languages like Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and others.
- The main occupation of the people is fishing and coconut cultivation, with tuna being the main item of export.
Darjeeling – West Bengal
- Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal.
- It is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya.
- Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal.
Pangong Lake – Jammu and Kashmir
- A trip to Pangong Lake will remain one of the most memorable travel episodes.
- The moment was right, and so were my travel companions.
- We were a group of mismatched travellers, who got along so well together that I couldn’t have asked for anything better than this.
- Travel agencies in Leh do a fine job by arranging shared taxis that will take you to many tourist places.
Tsomoriri Lake – Jammu and Kashmir
- Tsomoriri is a lake in the Changthang area in Jammu and Kashmir.
- The lake is is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region, entirely within India.
- The lake sits between Ladakh, India to the North, Tibet to the east, and Zanskar in the west.
Kashmir Valley – Jammu and Kashmir
- The Kashmir Valley or Vale of Kashmir is a valley located between the Karakoram and the Pir Panjal Range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Kashmir Valley is one of the three administrative divisions in Jammu and Kashmir state other being Jammu and Ladakh and consists of Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar districts.
- Kashmir Valley has a moderate climate, which is largely defined by its geographic location, with the towering Karakoram Range in the north.
Zanskar valley – Jammu and Kashmir
- Zanskar is a subdistrict or tehsil of the Kargil district, which lies in the eastern half of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The administrative centre is Padum, Zanskar together with the neighbouring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet.
- The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that separates Zanskar from Ladakh.
Valley of Flowers – Uttaranchal
- Valley of flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above the sea-level, protected by snowy mountains.
- Unknown to humans, for centuries this is enchanting valley lay frozen during the colder months, and burst into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer.
- This world famous Heritage Site Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas.
Roopkund Lake – Uttaranchal
- Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake.
- The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination.
- Roopkund lake is covered with ice for most of the time during the year.
Jodhpur – Rajasthan
- Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar.
- Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan.
- Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace.
- The city is known as the “Sun City” because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year.
Jaipur – Rajasthan
- Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy.
- Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India because of the colour used exclusively in the walled city.
- The city was built on the principles of Shilpa Shastra, the science of Indian Architecture.
- Two of which contained the state buildings and palaces, while the remaining seven were allotted to the public.
Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu
- Kanyakumari formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
- Kanyakumari was one of the important towns of the ancient Tamilakam and is a popular tourist destination.
- Kanyakumari district, which lies in the southern most tip of Peninsular India, is famous for its majestic hills, virgin beaches, pristine rivers and meandering rivulets.
Mysore – Karnataka
- Mysore is one of the most important tourist centers of India.
- Mysore is also known as Palace City of India.
- Mysore District is a popular tourist destination, offering several attractions ranging from the royal splendour of Mysore City and its fabulous Dasara Festival to exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots.
Ajanta Ellora – Maharashtra
- Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra.
- The rock-cut caves of both these sites are world famous and illustrate the degree of skill and artistry that Indian craftsmen had achieved several hundred years ago.
- The village of Ajanta is in the Sahyadri hills, about 99 kms.
- From Aurangabad a few miles away in a mammoth horseshoe-formed rock, are 30 caves overlooking a gorge, each forming a room in the hill and some with inner rooms.
Yumthang Valley – Sikkim
- Yumthang, situated at a height of 11800 feet is popularly known as ‘Valley of Flowers’, Located at a distance of 148 kms from Gangtok.
- It is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty.
- In spring season, wild flowers such as primulas and Rhododendrons bathe the landscape in rich colours, making it a tourist hot spot.
Munnar – Kerala
- Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
- Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains.
- Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.
- Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests aroma of spice scented cool air
Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji – Meghalaya
- Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India
- Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December – February.
- Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water.
Nanda Devi National Park – Uttarakhand
- The Nanda Devi National Park is a national park situated around the peak of Nanda Devi in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India that was established in 1982.
- The Nanda Devi National Park, which has been declared a world heritage site, has been partially opened recently for restricted number of tourist.
- Nanda Devi Sanctuary is God-gifted wilderness-India’s-training ground for adventure.
Key Monastery – Himachal Pradesh
- The biggest centre of Buddhist learning in Spiti Valley, Key Monastery is over 1000-year-old.
- It is the oldest training centre for Lamas.
- It is located at mean sea level in Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh in north India.
Kyongnosla – Sikkim
- The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located in East Sikkim.
- The Sanctuary has dense bamboo thickets and typical temperate vegetation with Rhododendron, Silver Fir, Juniper forest and ground flora like Aconites, Potentilla,Aster, Iris, ground orchids and wild strawberries.
Majuli – Assam
- Majuli is the largest island in the world and is located in the banks of Brahmaputra River.
- Its wide blue sky, Holy River floating across the banks, and beautiful landscape is the best example of God’s creation.
- Majuli is also known for cultural celebration which is the great way to enjoy during tour.
Mechuka – Arunachal Pradesh
- Mechuka is a small town located in a picturesque valley near the Indo-Tibet border.
- During winters, one can get great views of the snow-clad mountains and snow fall.
- Menchukha is situated in a forested valley, surrounded by pine trees and thornbushes the river Yargyapchu flows in the valley of Menchukha.
Hoggenakal Falls – Tamil Nadu
- Hogenakkal is situated on the border of Karnataka.
- One of the major rivers of India and a perennial river of south India the Cauveri flows through and make the soil fertile.
- The river plays major role in making the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu prosper as it passes through.
- It is in Hogenakkal that the Cauveri enters Tamil Nadu as a big river with gushing waters presents a waterfall.
Thar Desert – Rajasthan
- The Thar Desert also known as the Great Indian Desert or Marusthali is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.
- It is the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert.
- The Camel also known as “Ship of the desert” is the best way to explorer the Great Indian Desert.
- Evening of the state of maharajas, Rajasthan is most beautiful with awesome scenic view.
Khajjiar – Himachal Pradesh
- Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie.
- The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests.
- The best entertainment in Khajjiar is to walk around the lake or to go for long walks in the thick pine forests.
Chandertal Lake – Himachal Pradesh
- Chandratal lake in Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh lies between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range.
- Mostly surrounded with snow, this deep blue-water lake has a circumference of 2.5 Kilometers.
- Chandratal lake, once a halting place for traders who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley from Tibet and Ladakh attracts a large number of photographers and adventure lovers.
Gurudongmar Lake – Sikkim
- Gurudongmar Lake or Gurudogmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world.
- It lies in the district of North Sikkim in the state of Sikkim in India
Kutch – Gujarat
- Kutch is a district of Gujarat state in western India.
- The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat.
- This area has been inhabited by the Kutchi people.
Dudhsagar Falls – Goa
- Dudhsagar is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the Indian state of Karnataka.
- The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park amongst the Western ghats.
- The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states.
Matheran – Maharashtra
- Matheran is a Hill Station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
- It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India.
- It is located on the Western Ghats.
- Matheran is a most famous and coolest Hill Station situated in Karjat Tahsil, Raigad District of Maharashtra.
Coonoor – Tamil Nadu
- Coonoor is a small town with an equable climate that has made it popular as a hill resort in its own right.
- The main attraction is the Sim’s Park, which is a small well-maintained botanical garden that has several varieties of plants not to be found in the other hill stations.
- Viewpoints and picnic spots around Coonoor include Lambs Rock, Lady Canning’s Seat, Dolphin’s Nose, St Catherine Falls, Law’s Falls, Ralliah Dam and Droog.
Chikmagalur – Karnataka
- Chikmagalur is situated in south western part of Karnataka.
- Chikmagalur literally means “The town of the younger daughter” in the Kannada language.
- The district is named after its headquarters town of Chikmagalur.
- The major commercial crop is coffee.
- The hill stations around Chikmagalur are famous summer retreats since they remain cool even during summers.
Jog Falls – Karnataka
- Jog Falls is situated on the borders of Shimoga and North Kanara, 100 Kms from Shimoga city.
- They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
- During Monsoons the Jog falls voluminous creating a spectacular sight with rainbows every now and then.
- Araku Valley is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
- It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes.
- Araku Valley is one of the least polluted and less commercialized tourist destinations in South India.
- It has valley, water falls and streams flowing by the side of the train track and roads.
- The journey to Araku Valley is the most enjoying as the rail passes through tunnels, hill sides and streams.
Alleppey – Kerala
- Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India.
- It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District.
- Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned town in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the town is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast.
Athirapally – Kerala
- Athirapally is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls!The destination houses the largest waterfall in Kerala, the Athirapally waterfall, a major tourist attraction.
- Athirappilly is popular among tourists. Athirappilly Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.
- Another popular waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls.
- Athirappilly Falls is a part of Chalakudy river.
Wayanad – Kerala
- Wayanad District is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, India with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta.
- Wayanad district stands in the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau and its chief glory is the majestic Western Ghats with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys.
- In the centre of the district hills are lower in height while the northern area has high hills and they give a wild and mountainous appearance.