If you’re looking for a new country to travel to, look no further, we’ve got the answer for you: India. Though tourists often overlook it, India is a melting pot of culture, food, architecture, religion, nature, and has some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Visiting all of India is a mission, so we’ve put together a short list of destinations you must be sure to visit when traveling in India.
The Taj Mahal
It wouldn’t be a trip to India without visiting its most famous landmark, right? The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful works of architecture in the world, and though it may get pretty busy, it’s definitely worth the wait!
Thanks to the Wes Anderson film, “The Darjeeling Limited,” Darjeeling was put on the map. Though it may have seemed like a fictional city in the film, Darjeeling is real, and it’s waiting for you to come to check out its stunning tea fields in this isolated and beautiful region. It’s old-fashioned, it’s lovely, and it’s a city you can’t pass up!
Great Rann of Kutch
India is known for being busy and crowded, but you’ll see a completely different way of life when visiting the Great Rann of Kutch. The salt desert landscape is quiet and inhabited by the Kutchi people, who live a relatively traditional lifestyle.
For the more luxurious traveler, Jaipur should be on your destination list! The city is all about showcasing wealth — which means palaces, colorful rugs, and decorations are to be seen on every corner.
The Andaman Islands
Although the Andaman Islands may not be directly on the mainland, they are still considered a part of the Indian region. The sands on the beach are golden, the water is clear, and the rainforests thrive. These beautiful islands will make you feel as though you’ve magically found yourself in the Maldives.