Apart from the routine visits to hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries, there is a lot to do and enjoy in India. If you want to make the best of your visit to india and do something amazing, mark down this list start today!
1. Witness the Glory of the Two Punjab’s at Wagah Border
The Wagah border, the border gate between the Two Punjabs, hosts a ceremony much more interesting than the Guards in London. Before sunset, this India-Pakistan border ceremony begins. Bugles sounds to tear your lungs apart as haughty, stout, tall and glamorously dressed wide shouldered border guards go in for the flag lowering ceremony on both the sides.
2. Visit The Golden Temple in Amritsar
Amritsar’s Golden Temple has the influences of Hindu, Muslim and European culture in its architecture while being the most important for the Sikh. Enjoy the lungar, food distributed for free, after a dip in the lake. You will adore it.
3. Taj Mahal Agra – Visit the Wonder
Gaze at the 17th century white marble grandeur listed as the wonder of the world. A monument that is a symbol of eternal love. Be one of those lucky ones to see its shine in full moon and maybe you find your love dream come true.
4. Killa Raipur
Punjab has always been the backbone of India. The people wear out their strength in sports and the open Punjabi dialect. The Punjabi style mud-wrestling known as Kabbadi is the most famous sport here. Attend the festival at Fort Raipur during February onwards. Here you will see tourist from other countries taking part in festivities.
5. Taste Dhabba Food
Enjoy the Punjabi dhabba food, a cuisine you will never forget as your taste buds will surely keep yearning for it for quite a long time. Murthal, near Sonepat, on NH1 is the best spot for Punjabi dhabbas
6. Eat Paratha in Delhi
Go with the flow in the market and find the ‘Paratha Wali Gali’ at Chandani Chowk. Your crave for mutton and other Indian foods and sweats will be taken care of in this street and will leave you with an experience of the best foods in the world. Check our latest flights to delhi deals.
7. Trip to Ladakh on a Bike
Seek adventure on a bike as you view the beautiful valleys. Adjust your trip according to the season as the Rothang pass closes in December. Bikes can go beyond Ladakh to Khardund La Pass – the highest motor able pass in the world.
8. Uttarkhand World Heritage
Dream Alice in Wonderland and here you are in a wonderland of flowers and beauty. The place is in the Himalayas and is a home to the snow leopard and the Asiatic Black Bear.
9. The Oldest National Park – Corbett National Park
An elephant ride and safari would introduce you to a general wildlife of India. Watch the leopards, tigers and different species in deer and fowls.
10. Varanasi – For Spiritually Enlightened
A must to see Waransai, known to be the oldest city in India and the holiest city for Hindus, Jain and Buddhists. On banks of the holy river Ganga, a dip takes away all your sins.
Be prepared to get a dip along with thousands of others for an experience like never before. As some narrator puts it that ‘As long as the waters of Ganga-Jamna flow, so goes on the life of my love.’
11. House Boat Ride in Dal Lake – Shikara
Mesmerise yourself by staying in a house boat which history backs to the 18th century. You will be amazed at the surrounding beauty and an unforgettable tour. The hotels are the most economical here to suit any budget.
12. Rejuvenating yoga at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
Right on the banks of River Ganges, succumb to the realities of nature as nestling among the Himalayas, this place gives you peace and tranquility. While sitting on top of a stone with all the earth below you, go into yoga to eternity.
13. Visit to Bodh Gaya – Light for the Enlighten
Gautama Buddha saw the light for the pure right here while in meditation. Mahabodhi Temple – The most sacred Buddhist temple populate the place with local monks. Wishes in your heart, come true.
14. The colours of joy at Vrindavan
Indulge into Holi – a Hindu festival of throwing colours at each other. At Vrindavan, the ritual goes on for a week, as compared to a day’s celebration in rest of the country. Visit the temples and merge with the crowd to enjoy this colourful event.
15. Khajuraho – The way in passion
Have you ever read the novel’ Kama sutra’? Khajuraho is the place from where this name was taken. The erotic rock carvings portray love and passion and are a delight.
16. Royal cuisine and biryani in Lucknow
Saltish and sugary delights and other delicacies to savor – Lucknow is the place. The famous Urdu speaking favor, the delicious world famous biryani, has its origins from this place. The place is famous for its spices.
17. Glide over the Zanskar River – Ladakh
The Zanskar River invites many trekkers to glide over the frozen river in winters. It is the only passage to the main valley.
18. Kumbh Mela – A long awaited festival
River Ganges and River Godwari witness a 12 yearly and a six yearly mella at Haridwar, Ujjain, Alladabad, Nashik and Allahbad respectively. The pilgrims are in huge numbers. Just follow the flown and get an experience of a lifetime.
19. Zuluk Loops – Drive around the hills and rocks in loops
An existing open jeep trip in Sikkim as you experience driving through the hills.
20. Mathura – Celebrations to Lord Krishna
Be a part to pay homage to Lord Krisna at Krishna Janamashtmi with all in spirituality and fervour. The splendor of such festivals will entice you to the end.
21. Pangong Lake – In the lost kingdom
The lake nestles among the snow clad peaks of a desolate region which had been very less trudged by human feet in the near past. The lake does change its colours by season. A vehicle can safely drive you to your destination where you can camp and relax.
22. Tsomoriri Lake – exotic in all respects
Ladakh holds all the surprises. Tsomoriri Lake is the largest of the high attitude lakes. Situated in one of the largest plateaus of the world known as Changthang. It is a symbol of tranquility with awesome scenic beauty.
23. Sonepur – Cattle Fair
Sunepur Cattle Fair is considered to be one of the largest cattle fairs in the world. This event involves trading of the beautifully decorated elephants and other cattle.
24. The enchanting Ruins of Nalanda
Though the snake charmers have their way, but the ruins of the rustic magical city go back to 5th century. It’s a must to visit.
25. Darjeeling’s Toy Train
Feel yourself in the Disney World of toy trains. A real life experience in a toy train as you chug along the meandering rails to the hill station Darjeeling. The views are fascinating enough to sooth your eyes.
26. Hornbill Festival – In the Land of Nagas
Do not forget to attend the Horn Bill festival that invites all the tribes to their colourful dances and regional food.
27. Orissa – Survival of the Ages
Experience the mystic tribes of Orrisa with their unaltered rituals and beliefs that are centuries old. See how they have settled in harmony with the mother nature. It will definitely be a trip to remember.
28. Kolkata – Colonial in its past
The culture with a colonial tinge is what you often come across in Kolkata. Enjoy the good old tram ride. The tram system being modernized through times is the hallmark of Kolkata which one cannot see in rest of the country. Check our latest flights to kolkata deals.
29. Tea Gardens of Darjeeling – Taste the famous Darjeeling tea
Enjoy the aromatic and inviting tea experience in Darjeeling. See how the tea pickers work their fingers on the tea bush and give a treat to your taste buds and senses with refreshing tea.
30. Mysore Mystic Monastery Spirituality inside out
The Twang Monastery at 10,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest in the world. Its architecture is unique and its surroundings are beautiful and serene.
31. Cherrapunji – The wonder bridges of the Rainforest
The land of the rubber trees where craftsmanship of ages spell bounds any traveler and where the rubber roots span the rivers for crossing. Seeing is believing ….
32. Sunderbans – Home of The Bengal Tiger
The Sunderbans is a delta with thick forest growth rich in flora and fauna. The white tiger is the basic attraction for the visitors who are looking for a trip full of adventure and fun.
33. The Loktak Lake – World’s only floating lake
Loktak Lake is a large freshwater lake where foliage and dense biodegradable vegetation floats. Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world, floats over it and is a beautiful sight. If you are in India, it’s a must place to see.
34. Kaziranga National Park
A rough ride in the jungle of Assam is full of surprises. Name an animal and it is there. The tigers, elephants, rhinos and many deer species are present in the National Park.
35. Assam – Bihu Festival
Dance to coming of the spring at the Bihu festival. Enjoy the glimpses of rich culture and heritage.
36. Take a Ride on a local Mumbai train
A must to take! While clinging onto the barest metal and half hanging out, hear all the politics and sports news and enjoy the adventure. Check our latest flights to mumbai deals.
37. Goa – An old Portuguese colony
Do visit the cathedrals and Churches of the old colonial era spell an interesting story and coupled with its amazing architecture.
38. Rann of Kutch – Home to the Indus valley Civilisation
The vastness of this dessert is exuberating and mesmerizing. The colours of the desert changes every minute as the sun goes down.
39. Rajasthan Wedding – Ornately Royal
Do not miss the opportunity of attending a Rajasthani wedding if you go to Rajasthan. No event or place on earth can match the food and honor given to guests as done in a Rajasthani wedding.
40. Mumbai – The Dhobie lines
A strange scene is observed at the Dhobie Lines as you watch thousand of clothes being washed. It is amazing how there are no mix ups at the customers receive back what they give.
Enjoy the flow and mix in with the dhobis to enjoy the latest news of actors and actresses in Bollywood.
41. Rajasthan Kite Flying – traditional Indian sport
Kite flying is famous sport of the Indian Sub-Continent. Kite flying in Pushkar, Jaipur and Jodhpur is especially noteworthy. After every while cries vibrate the skies when the kites entangle in space and the one with the sharper string or better skills cut the opposing kite thread.
42. Jaisalmer Camel Safari
It’s all about fun in the desert. The evening safari at Jaisalmer excites your vision as the sun sets to change the colours on the sand. A wobbling ride on the ship of the desert and the courtesy of the people will give you an unforgettable experience.
43. Nashik Vineyards – A taste too exotic
In Nashik, you might take a tour of different spots but your purpose remains focused on the vineyards. The wine elsewhere is not what you get here in Nashik. The winemakers are too inquisitive to get a feedback and appreciate, so you must.
44. Waterfall Rappelling in Vihigaon – Makes your adrenaline zing
The roaring waterfalls and gushing water ride give you an experience of a lifetime. Combine this with mountaineering for complete fun and adventure.
45. Vadodra (Baroda) – In Garba Dance
Join in the drum beat of the Garba as men and women folk alike in colourful attire, know how to weld their dandiyas. Find a partner and dance with the tunes.
46. Celebrate Lord Ganesha in Mumbai
Celebrate with the Mumbaians the Ganesha Chaturthi, a Hindu festival celebrated in the honor of god Ganesha. Enjoy the food and vanish into the streams of colour. Make the best of these 10 days if you have time.
47. Maharashtra – Ajanta and Ellora Caves – A mysterious labyrinth
The caves abound in beautiful architectural carvings of shrines dating back to the 8th century. This network of caves is millions of years old and holds mysteries unfolded. Get into them and explore but be careful ….
48. Goa – Fenny for you
Enjoy the sun and the sand. Dip in the sea and then have fenny the Goan way. Limit to the level of intoxication. This cashew or coconut fermented drink is worth a shot.
49. Gujarat – The snake charmers
Here in Gujrat, you will come across a special breed of snake charmers called the Vadi, a tribe in Gujrat, rightly called the land of snake charmers. Prepared to be amazed by these friendly people who will slip a snake in your pocket or place a snake on your hand. Do not be afraid and enjoy as no harm has ever been done by these skilled people.
50. The Camels of Pushkar – Flair of colors
The camel fair, open in October or November, attracts more than a hundred thousand viewers. Ornamentally decorated camels entertain you to the camel dance while scores of people indulge in trading camels. The local dishes are cravingly palatable.
51. Royal hotel Rajasthan –Feel like a King!
Rajasthan is a royal state of India still rich in its royal traditions and culture. Here you will observe most of the earlier kings palaces converted into heritage hotels. Lake Palace and other hotels and tour drives give you a royal feeling.
52. A unique spirituality on the Worli Coast- Haji Ali Dargah
Mumbai holds the Urs of Haji Ali from 1431 AD. This event attracts a huge number of pilgrims and tourists every year. The heartwarming qwalies with the typical music send one into an ecstasy of spirituality. People believe that what you wish here comes true.
53. Pune – Your soul in Osho Ashram
Osho Ashram is for people who need inner peace. The tranquility that prevails wants to keep you here for eternity. That’s the main reason people keep coming back here again and again most of the time.
54. A Royal Train Trip – An Experience Indeed
Travel in a Palace on Wheels. A beautiful train comprising of ornate rooms, restaurants and a beautiful bar. It is considered to be one of the top ten luxurious train journeys in the world. A special personalized service in your life.
55. Mumbai Chor Bazar – Maybe a misleading pronunciation
Collectible items attract your attention here. Maybe the ‘shor’(loud cries) to catch your attention was converted to Chor (theif) by the British humor. Though stolen goods can also be found here but mainly, the cheap prices of goods attract a large public here.
56. Mumbai – Romantic Marine drive
A place to cuddle with your special one and enjoy a romantic beach drive. Or otherwise inhaling and exhaling fresh air while walking on this 3 km stretch is all fun and a rejuvenating experience.
57. Rajasthan – building castles in the sand
Bash down the sand structure you built and reconstruct another. Explore the vastness of the desert and its colours and life. You will love it as your childhood days.
58. Karni Mata Temple – The temple of rats, rituals and beliefs.
Spot a white rat, believe what you want to and prepare to be amazed at everything. To get all the surprises, be there at the time of Navaratris when many pilgrims pay a visit to the temple of the Goddess Durga.
59. Gujarat – Promoting eco- tourism at Hodka Village
Sham e Sarhad village resort educates you on eco-tourism. Here a mud house stay will vitalize you and the mesmerizing sunset will cast a spell. Enjoy the experience of being so close to nature. A souvenir from the local craft shops will also not cost much.
60. Rajasthan – Bhangarh for ghosts and spirits
No doubt of certain forces acting due to the earth’s magnetic field on a certain places, but here in Bhangarh, you may experience things that will make you start believing in ghosts and spirits. The locals here appear very serious in their tales, so be aware……
61. Rajasthan – Polo match on an elephant
Be the part of a team with no distinction of winning or losing while you polo on an elephant back. The game makes you wonder whether the elephant is playing the ball or you are directing the elephant to the goal post. The truth is that it doesn’t’t matter as long as you are on the elephant and going toward any post as its pure fun.
62. Kerala – Snake Boat Race – Cheer your heart out
Visit Kerala in August or September during the snake boat rowing competition. Watch the race to see who takes the lead in the waters of Kerala.
63. Hampi – The Ruins of Vijayanagar Empire
Karnataka boasts to be the seat of the Vijayanagar Empire and Hampi is declared UNESCO World Heritage. Enjoy the waterfalls and temples and listen to the fascinating stories related to these sights.
64. House Boats of Kerala – Relax in romance
Get out of the daily routine and relax with your partner in the most serene and private atmosphere on a house boat. The thick foliage and quietness really relaxes the stressed nerves while the excellent services and food available in the house boats take your trip to another level of fun and joy.
65. Orrisa – The Sun Temple
The Sun Temple is a must to visit. Dedicated to Lord Surya, this 13th century Sun Temple is an architectural marvel. Also considered as a UNESCO site, it is one of the many wonders of the world.
66. Madurai – Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thousands of tourists visit this temple every day to marvel at its artistic sculptures. There are an estimated 33,000 sculptures in this temple. The city itself is called the Temple City because of its sculptures and temple dating to 1623 CE.
67. Trivandrum – Kathakali Festival
It is said that the famous Kathak dance and music originated from here at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The art dancers are at their best in beautiful dance costumes. The atmosphere vibrates with songs and stories of love, passion and betrayal.
68. Kerala Tree Houses
Any adventurous person must have dreamt of staying in a tree house. Even as a child, many school going kids have fascination for a tree house. You can let your dreams come true at Kerala Tree Houses and sleep between the branches of a thick foliaged tree for a complete serene and fascinating memory.
69. Nicobar Island
The vastness of the sea and the setting sun at the Nicobar Islands will sketch a beautiful and an unforgettable memory. Your soul blends with the nature here to give you an experience of pure pleasure and relaxation.
70. Indulge into Adventure at the Periyar wildlife Sanctuary
Go rafting in the rapids of Rishikaeh on a bamboo raft. The experience is thrilling at the wildlife sanctuary. Its foliage holds surprises that reveal every moment with a flying bird or animal.
71. Long Drive From Chennai – A road trip so different
A 1900 km exciting drive will take you from Chennai to Mahrashtra while passing through Goa and Tamil Nadu. Stop at various places and enjoy the exceptional experience. Check our latest flights to Chennai deals.
72. Elephant Service Station – Its all the fun
Get personal with the elephants by scrubbing them and then taking a ride on them, Enjoy when the elephant will spray water on from its trunk.
73. Corals at Havelock Islands- an amazing exploration
One of the Andamen Islands that is famous for its aquatic life. These are one of the best places for scuba diving and looking for corals that are simply amazing.
74. The Magic Ayurvedic Massage – For Stressed Muscles
With all the medicinal properties, Ayurvedic massage at Kerala could be a perfect cure for stress relief. Give yourself a treat on your tour to Kerala and enjoy!
75. Thaipusam festival – Kavadi Attam Dance
Tamil Community during January or February celebrates this colourful Thaipusam Festival. Kavadi Attam Dance here is beautifully choreographed and is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
76. Kerala – Onam Festival and Puli Kali
Harvest celebrations are the most colourful and spectacular events in Kerala, named as Onam. Puli kali is the main highlight of this festival in which the dancers dressed as tiger, lions and hunter entertain with their spectacular performance.
77. Kala Panni – The Freedom Fighters Abode
Ponder upon the national monument know as Kala Panni at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This is the place where the British sent political prisoners who had to spend their life in exile. Here you will definitely get feel of the heavy cost of independence paid by that generation.
78. Elephant Safari in Munnar Carmelgiri Elephant Park – All the fun
A safari on elephant back in enchanting as the surrounding landscape is beautiful here. The fun is endless as you bath and stroke the huge docile animal with all your heart.
79. Gangotri Uttarakhand – The source of River Ganges
A befitting destination to trek along the holiest waters with mystical powers. An awesome trek through picturesque scenery, narrow passes and glaciers. See thousands of sadhus barefooted, making up to their cherished dream.
80. Play with the Clay – Indian clay pottery
It’s definitely a great feeling to put your hands in clay and feel near to nature. Your inner happiness will reveal itself as the wheel spins to guide your fingers and hand to changing shapes.
81. Train journey to discover the Real India
If you want to know the real culture, traditions and the real stories of India, make friends while traveling in the local class compartment of the train. Trains that run the highest train track mileage in the world.
82. Bullock Cart Ride – Too eco-friendly way of travelling
Fantasize and go into a trance as you take a ride on a bullock cart to see the destinations that are especially far off the normal road track. The trick is to remain patient and enjoy the eco -friendly ride.
83. Kabaddi – The Game of Punjab
“Kabbadi Kabbadi” in repetitions comes out from your mouth as the players get hold of each other to display their strength and agility. Enjoy the experience.
84. Well of death – Miss a heart beat
Watch the stunts of the motorcyclist and car drivers as they circle the horizontal walls of the wide wooden well. These stunts are usually the central focus in any festivals and can make your heart beat higher than usual as you watch down from the top sides of the well.
85. Play Street cricket from where the Cricket heroes come from
Cricket is the most common and loved game in India. People from every walk of life love to play this game and only require an empty corner of a street to fix their wickets and set a field. Every nook and corner has its own rules, so join them and have fun playing the real cricket which has produced many cricketing heroes.
86. Eat the famous Golgappa Delight
The tangy tamarind burst of flavor in the mouth is a treat to the taste buds. This Golgappa delight is common throughout India. It’s actually an art on its own as it’s a challenge to eat the golgappa in a way that it should pop correctly in your mouth.
87. The Snorkeling Herd
See the snorkeling Rajan in Andaman and Nicobar. The elephants take a dive in the water and use their tongue as snorkel till they emerge from the water. It’s an amazing sight.
88. Attend Diwali
Enjoy the festival of food, decorations and fireworks. The whole atmosphere is alive during the festive season.
89. Explore the Mysterious Elephanta Caves – Sculptures to be marveled
Elephant’s caves are located in Mumbai Harbour. The main attraction here is the Hindu and Buddhist sculptures and engravings on rocks that date back to thousands of years.
90. Kedarnath Temple – a spiritual experience
A Himalayan region festival to be experienced at Kedarnath. It’s a trek of 14 km. Go with the flow and join the pilgrims to get a taste of this spiritual experience.
91. Play Guli Danda
Do not forget to play the famous Guli Danda, a sport especially famous and played by the children in the villages of Punjab. This game requires you to throw the sharp end small wooden guli in the air and hit it with a small wooden stick known as ‘danda’ with all the possible force. The game is enchantingly played in the village streets and open space for the youngsters to enjoy.
92. Visit to Lansdowne
Kaludanda is the old name of Lansdowne. Visit the picturesque valley full of forests and viewpoints. Mix with the gatherings at Santoshi Temple and the 1883 era St. Mary’s Church.
93. Get on an Adventurous Train Journey to Climb to Shimla on the Himalayan Queen
Undoubtedly one of the steepest tracks that lead to Kalka-Shimla while passing through 102 tunnels with 82 bridges to glide over. This pictorial route is mystical and breathtaking.
94. Visit Bharatpur
The tour portrays the royalty and marvels of the mighty Jat rulers and offers the visitors an opportunity to revisit the history. This is also a home to many rare and exotic birds.
95. Bollywood – The prolific film industry
See the world’s top Indian stars at their best in the famous studios. Drive through the roads of high skyscrapers to enter the narrow jumbled streets jostling with bobbing heads. Board a rickshaw and see how it is maneuvered through.
A must to visit place in winters is Gulmarg. It is a famous hill station and a popular skiing destination. Do not forget to indulge into different sports as Gulmarg is considered to be the heartland of winter sports in India.
97. Qutb Minar
See the architecture at its best at the famous Qutb Minar. Located in Delhi, the Qutub Minar was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak who was the first Muslim Sultan of Delhi. This Minar was completed by his successor named Iltutmish. The minar is made of red sandstone that is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran.
98. Radhanagar Beach – White sand but lonely
Radhanagar beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Andaman Islands. It is a must to visit if you are looking for peace and quietness. Its fine white sand and turquoise blue waters are breath taking and relaxing.
99. Attend the Indian Wedding – The big fat wedding as it is called
Weddings in India are extravagant and depict the cultures, colours and traditions of India. The stage and surroundings are beautifully decorated with flowers and men and women dance till they fall. The food is delicious and men and women look beautiful in vibrant colour clothes. If you are in India, do not miss the chance of attending an indian marriage.
100. Bangaluru – The city of past and present
A mixture of people and cultures. See the botanical gardens, the Cubbon Park but never miss the Tippu Sultan fort. Take a rickshaw through the streets and rest assured the driver will be a Tippu Sultan predecessor. Check our latest flights to bangaluru deals.