India

→ Rich in culture
→ Filled with historic sites
→ Unforgettable experiences

why should you visit India

India has so much to offer from ideal beaches to driest desert to snow-hooded mountains, from ancient temples to the historic palaces and forts with stunning architecture.

who should visit India

Outdoor Activities Lover

Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, White water rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding, Caving, Paragliding, Jungle safari, Water sport activity, Mountaineering

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries, Forts, Palaces, Mansions:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Recreation and Fun Lover

Amusement Parks:
Theme Parks:
Fun Parks:

when should you visit India

It depends on where you are visiting.

If you are visiting Rajasthan, then the best weather is November-March.

If you are visiting the Southern state, travel during January-September.

If you are visiting the Northern state, travel during March-August.

top destinations in India

This is the list of top destinations in India where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Agra City

Historical City

Agra

City of Culture and Art

Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur (Rajasthan state)

State with desert and stunning palaces

Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur (Rajasthan state)

Colorful and vibrant

Aurangabad City

Historical City

Aurangabad City

Ancient Monuments

Kerala State

Place of Tropical Beauty

Kerala State

The Garden of Spices

Sunderbans (West Bengal State)

wilderness

Sunderbans (West Bengal State)

Adventurous journey into the wild

Meghalaya State

Scenic Views

Meghalaya State

Choice for Trekkers

Leh/Ladakh

Mountainous Destination

Leh/Ladakh

For Adventurers

Goa State

Goa State

Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar

top activities to do in India

Visit Taj Mahal

Trekking/Hiking to Leh

Explore beaches in Goa, and Andaman and Nicobar Island

Discover Indian culture and tradition

Explore Rajasthan

Backwater River Trip

Eat Indian Cuisines

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in India:

If you are an outdoor activities lover:

  1. Goa
  2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  3. Kashmir

If you are architecture and history lover:

  1. Agra
  2. Jaisalmer
  3. Jaipur
  4. Aurangabad

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Meghalaya
  2. Leh/Ladakh
  3. Kashmir
  4. Kerala
  5. Sunderbans
  6. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1.  

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Varanasi
  2. Kerala
  3. Jaislamer
  4. Mysore

   

From the above list, you can see that Kashmir, Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands overlap in two categories while others fall in a single category. You can make your trip worthy by planning your itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since India is mostly about Mughal architecture, forts, palaces, natural scenery and culture, our first pick would be Agra, Rajasthan, and Kashmir

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

India is a vast country and the main highlights are well scattered. So your time will be wasted in covering the distances while reaching from one place to another. We recommend you to take internal flights to travel long distance so that you can save your time to experience more in that particular place of your interest. You should narrow down the list of the destinations you want to visit unless you have no time limit. So focus on one or two regions depending on your time availability. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the best itinerary for India.

If this is your first-time visit to India and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

(Combine Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) with a spiritual tour to Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, to see Hindu temples, rituals, and traditions.)

Jaipur (Day 1-2)→Agra (Day 3)→Varanasi (Day 4-5)→Delhi (Day 6)→Return …..OR….this can be done in another order…..Delhi→Agra→Jaipur→Return back to Delhi→Home (Skip Varanasi if you are short on time) (Must-do itinerary for first-time visitors)

Or,


(If you love backwaters, beaches, wilderness, culture with the serene environment)

Goa (Day 1-3)→Fly to Kochi, Kerala (Day 4-6)→Return (Must-do itinerary for second-time visitors)

Or,


(If you are scenic mountains tour lover)

Delhi (Day 1)→ Fly to Leh, Ladakh (Day 2-6)→Delhi (Day 7)→Return (Day 8) (Must-do itinerary for return visitors)

(There are different ways to do Leh, Ladakh depending on your time availability. You could simply fly to Leh directly from Delhi and explore the highlights in Leh, OR you can book air package tour from Delhi to Srinagar and Leh, OR you could trek from Srinagar to Leh which requires more time and is one of the lesser used routes covering a distance of almost 434 km, OR you could do bike trip from Manali to Leh or Srinagar to Leh.)

Or,


(If you want to combine Golden triangle with beach vacation)

Delhi (Day 1)→Agra (Day 2)→Jaipur (Day 3-4)→Fly to Goa (Day 5-7)→Return

Or,


(If you want to immerse yourself and enjoy a week vacation in some remote islands packed with idyllic beaches, marine life, tropical rainforests and lots of water sports activities)

Fly to Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands  from main cities of India like Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Vishakhapatnam (Day 1-7)→Return

Or,


(If you are hills, lakes, caves, waterfalls and lush forests lover, head to Meghalaya.)

Delhi (Day 1)→Fly to Guwahati, then Shillong to Cherrapunjee by cab and explore main highlights (Day 2-3)→Living Root Bridge Trek (Day 4)→Mawlynnong (Day 5)→Umngot River in Dawki, drive back to Shillong (Day 6) and explore main highlights such as Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Laitlum Canyon (Day 7)→Guwahati, return to Airport (Day 8)


If you have 14 days, then you can extend above itinerary.

(For mountain lovers)

Jaipur (Day 1-2)→Agra (Day 3)→Varanasi (Day 4)→Delhi (Day 5)→Fly to Leh, Ladakh (Day 6-12)→Delhi (Day 13)→Return (Day 14)

(For beach lovers)

Jaipur (Day 1-2)→Agra (Day 3)→Varanasi (Day 4)→Delhi (Day 5)→Goa ( Day 6-9)→Kerala (Day 10-12)→Return to Delhi (Day 13)→Return Home (Day 14)

(For history, architecture and culture lover)

Delhi (Day 1-2)→Varanasi (Day 3-4)→Agra (Day 5)→Jaipur (Day 6-7)→Udaipur (Day 8-10)→Jaisalmer (Day 11-13)→Return (Day 14)

Or,

Simply combine any of the two itineraries mentioned above. 


If this is your second-time visit to India and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose another itinerary from the above list which you have not done before.


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout India can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But, these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.