The Best Places in India That Every Tourist Must Visit (part 1)

Choice of India’s vacation destinations seems to be infinite; from historically and culturally soaked sites to scenic destinations, from destinations offering laid-back and relaxed stays to cities bustling with chaos and confusion. Here is a list of the best places in India that travelers should consider visiting.

1. Leh-Ladakh

Leh-Ladakh is located in the eastern region of the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a wonder at about 2,300 to 5,000 meters above sea level. Leh-Ladakh is notably beautiful with picture-perfect Buddhist gompas and monasteries and arid mountains. It is a perfect tourist destination, especially for adventurers and mountain-lovers. The inhospitable terrain and rough climatic conditions only add to the charm of this place. The surreal Pangong Lake, peaceful Shanti Stupa, highest cold-desert Nubra Valley, the awe-inspiring Magnetic Hill, and Khardung-La Mountain Pass are just a few places in this land of dreams. With snow peaks, gushing streams, mountain passes, and many stunning trekking trails, Leh is a travel spot that is too easy for visitors to fall in love with.

2. Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is a small mountain state located in Northern India with an overflow of natural beauty. It is best for skiing and trekking. It has scenic mountain towns, resorts, Tibetan, and Buddhist monasteries. Plunging river valleys, limpid lakes, eternal snow peaks, snow-covered mountain passes – Himachal offers it all. There are a lot of great places to visit in this small state such as Kullu, Shimla and Manali, Solang Valley, Palampur, Chamba and Khajjiar, and the Dharamsala and Dalhousie regions.

Besides, the less-visited Spiti and Lahaul districts are widely-known among adventure seekers. Many activities such as paragliding, rafting, zorbing, and skiing are popular in Manali and Solang Valley. In addition, an excursion to Rohtang Snow Point from Manali is breathtaking. The blissful vibe of the mountains, small villages scattered on hill slopes along with the warmth of the local people, it all will make you feel enchanted when visiting Himachal.