Many people visit India for the peaceful, yet robustness, of the country’s myriad of culture, traditions, and the melting pot of several different religions that all come together in harmony.
Whatever reasons you have for visiting India, when you visit this country, it is more than a visit; it is an understanding of a way of life that only can be explained with the witness of the atmosphere, both literally and metaphorically.
Many of the remarkably vibrant and unique attractions are among the colorful and bustling hill stations that rest among the mighty Himalayan Mountains.
Situated low in the mountains, Mcleodganj is a highly cultural and eclectic tourist town with a strong Buddhist influence. The town has a sense of tranquility and peace, and many people visit for reconnecting with their inner selves.
The fact that this hill station is remarkably quiet and is distanced from city life, has amazing eateries, and a wide array of shopping and markets, make Mcleodganj very popular among those visiting India.
Talk about rich wildlife! Kabini boasts of it all, with its amazing jaw-dropping wildlife sanctuary, lush greenery and vivid florals that abound. The British used to use this land as their private hunting grounds, but has since then become a place of wild animal enthusiasts and seekers.
In addition to the scenery of the flora and fauna, the waterfalls add a touch of relaxation and a sense of calm to the visitors. This river town has prime resorts with top-notch and pampering amenities.
Oh, what a bustling hill resort this is! Many vacationers; natives and tourists alike, visit Shimla each year for the Mall and the intricate alley ways of bazaar-shopping heaven.
Surrounded by the white-capped Himalayas, this nature resort offers plenty of thrilling activities for the outdoor enthusiasts, namely rappelling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and net bridges all along the mountain ranges.
The Jakhu Temple, adorned with monkeys, is a lovely place to spend your afternoon, in addition to the Kali Bari Temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess Shyamala.
Tourists who are looking for more of an American-influenced religious city to spend their time often go to Landour. This Himalayan mecca has several churches of protestant religions, as well as the sights and sounds of a lively Indian cultural hub.
There are stunning views, resort places, an extensive array of wildlife to be seen, and mouth-watering Garhwali dishes. While not as “touristy” and commercialized as other Indian towns, this is the ideal getaway for many to become satisfyingly rejuvenated and mentally recharged.
A biologically diverse area featuring the Eravikulam National Park, Munnar is a beautiful town in India’s Kerala state. The city is located in the Western Ghats mountain range and is an ideal getaway for those who want to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Some of best things to do in Munnar are enjoying the splashing water streams, visiting tea estates along with learning the art of tea making, and the famous Kundala Lake. Munnar also features paragliding, South India’s highest peak of Anaimudi, and plenty of scenic hikes. Don’t forget to visit the Stone Christ Church to view its exquisite stained glass!
If you are in search of an uber-“touristy” town, Mandawa is a lovely destination to meet all of your preferred tastes, sights, and sounds of India. This 18th-century town is like taking a step back in time with a little commercialism added in. The hotels are nothing short of jaw-dropping and exquisite in this area of the Rajasthan district. People that visit thoroughly enjoy their stay, and leave with memories of historic sites, rooftop restaurants, and the lovely people which make up this colorful town.
These destinations are each unique in their own manner. However, many commonalities are in place. They all reflect the way of life in this divine and dynamic country, and experiencing these small towns, among many others, will leave you with a special influence within your inner-being from this lovely nation.
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