The end of the year is probably the best time of year to travel to any destination in India as the weather is calm and pleasant during this period and the beauty of nature is at its best. If you are planning a holiday trip in this month, prepare to be spoiled for choices as choosing from so many fantastic destinations can be a difficult call. In this article we are going to cover the best holidays destinations in India.
Located in the eastern region of the most picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh is a wonder at an elevation of about 2,300 to 5,000 meters above sea level. The area is particularly beautiful with dry mountains and picture-perfect Buddhist Gompas and monasteries. It is a favsourite place, especially among adventurers and mountain-lovers. The rugged climate and inaccessible terrain add to the charm of the place. The peaceful Shanti Stupa, the real Pangong Lake, the Nubra Valley, the Khardung-La Mountain Pass and the highest-inspiring Magnetic Hill are just a few places in this land of highest cold-desert dreams. With spectacular streams, snow peaks, mountain passes and many fascinating trekking trails, Leh is a place that is very easy to love.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling in India is credited with its natural beauty, its clean fresh mountain air and, above all, the grandeur of the smiling people for whom it is a home. Known for its natural splendour, Darjeeling is its ‘best gift to visitors’ on the dawn of a new day. The mountains first wake up with a temporary peep of the sun. Five kilometres from Ghoom, a steep ride, or a brisk walk at a fast pace, worships the Sun for Tiger Hill. The air is dark and moist with cold. To the east, a monotonous orange sun paints the sky with spectacular strokes of magenta, gold, orange and fuchsia. The snow slowly climbs over Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks and comes out of the slumber to start a new day. Sun worships with magnificent eyes.
Nainital is a famous hill station in India because of its remarkable scenery and pleasing atmosphere. It is undoubtedly the most preferred holiday destination for lovers of nature. The city lets you experience the true beauty of nature. It is also known as the queen of lakes. The most important tourist points of the city include Kaladhungi, Naukuchiatal, Haldwani, Ramgarh, Ramnagar, Naukuchiatal and Mukteswar. Govind Ballabh Pant Marg is the place where you can buy anything you want.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
One of the most famous sets of caves in India, these many centuries old caves are one of the ideal holiday destinations in India. Located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Ajanta caves include ancient Buddhist monasteries and worship halls with RC-cut statues of Buddha, giving a glimpse of India’s special connection with religion. Historians believe that these caves were occupied by monks and merchants as a stopover. The wall painting here is believed to be the oldest ancient wall painting in India. Ellora caves, which are 100 km from Ajanta, have many Buddhist, Hindu and Jain artwork and monuments. Ellora contains Cave 16, the world’s largest single monolithic stone quarry in the world. These were two historical sites that I would suggest you to visit with your family, now let us move on to some adventure and sightseeing.
Goa has the distinction of being India’s largest party destination. However, it can be a fantastic getaway for your family and a great way for them to experience a different kind of culture than their hometown. And then there are amazing beaches like Palolem and Mandrem which are wonderful places to visit for its scenic beauty and holiday atmosphere. From local life to food, everything about Goa is worth visiting at least once in your lifetime.