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25 Most Beautiful Places in India for Travel Enthusiasts and Weekend Getaways

Most Beautiful Places in India

India is a perfect destination for travel enthusiasts and people searching for weekend getaway places. India has numerous heritage sites, wildlife sanctuaries, hills, rivers, desert, snow-capped mountains and all those things nature can offer.  Although India has thousands of places that can be visited by travellers throughout the year, we have shortlisted the 25 most beautiful places in India based on reviews given by visitors. If you are planning a trip or looking to spend gala time in the upcoming weekend, do check our list and enjoy marvellous sights in India that can leave you spellbound.

25 Most Beautiful Places in India

1. Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Best time to visit: June-August

Nestled between Kashmir and Tibet, Nubra Valley is one of the most beautiful places in India. The lush greenery and beautiful hills surrounding the valley can make you speechless. If you ever visit Ladakh, do visit Nubra valley’s mystic monasteries, Shyok river, dunes and Bactrian camels. This photographers-choice place homes people belonging to the Balti culture of Turtuk.

2. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: March-October

Khajjiar is also known as Mini Switzerland of India and deserves travel enthusiast attention, particularly the honeymooners. The combination of meadow, Himalayas, dense forest and snow-capped mountain offer a heavenly look. Besides getting a postcard picture in this one of the most beautiful places in India, you can indulge yourself in adventurous activities like jungle safari, trekking, paragliding and camping.

3. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Best time to visit: November- February

Travellers looking to spend significant time amidst pure waterfalls, drive to Dudhsagar Falls in Goa. The four-tired majestic fall has gushing water that falls on Mondovi River and creates a magical mist. You may find a milky white appearance in the fall which is the reason many trekkers and hikers love this place for an exhilarating experience.

4. Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh

Best time to visit: September-March

If you are looking to go to unique terrains, Bhedaghat is a place for you. There you can find beautiful and huge Marble rocks. The town also offers boat rides in River Narmada that starts from the marble mountains that reaches up to 100 feet in height.

 5. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat 

Best time to visit: November-February

Also known as the salt land of India, Rann of Kutch is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in India. The Rann has a unique kind of barren lands that glitters in moonlight nights. Do enjoy the lovely colours, the scent of Rann and the sound of the gusty winds if you plan your trip in December.

6. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

Best time to visit: September-December

If you want to visit a beautiful and remote place in India, Yumthang valley must be a priority on your travels list. The green valley amidst the Himalayan range gives you a spectacular look. In some months of the year, you may find mountains covered with snow, while hot springs, verdant pastures and colourful flowers can be seen throughout the year.

7. Auli, Uttarakhand 

Best time to visit: May-November and November-March 

The dense coniferous and oak forest along with snow-clad mountains makes Auli a mesmerising place for travel enthusiasts and nature lovers. Enjoy skiing at 2900 m altitude in this one of the most beautiful places in India or, you can soak yourself in scenic beauty, involve in trekking and ropeway connecting Auli with Joshimath.

8. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit: July-September 

As the name says, this place is for travellers who love spending time in colourful nature. Valley of flowers is perhaps one of the most beautiful places in India featuring rare and exotic Himalayan flowers. Many photographers and trekkers visit this place in the summers. Other than this, the Valley of Flowers is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

9. Dal Lake, Srinagar

Best time to visit: May-November

You must have seen Dal Lake in many Bollywood movies and postcards. Well, this one of the most beautiful places in India is also known as Srinagar’s Jewel and the Lake of Flowers. 1775 above sea level, a ride on shikara in Dal Lake will lift your spirits instantly.

10. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Best time to visit: October-May

Located in the southernmost corner of the country, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have all the elements that make it one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. The place is ranked highly due to its serene atmosphere, coral reef, seafood, and sports activities. Do indulge yourself in snorkelling, parasailing, and boat riding in this place along with exploring marine life underwater.

11. Emerald Lake, Ooty

Best time to visit: October-May 

In the hills of Nilgiris, Emerald Lake is a picturesque place. The lake sits in the lap of a silent valley and offers soothing blue water. Boating and fishing are two popular sports you can enjoy in Emerald Lake.

12. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: March-October

Tawang valley in Arunachal Pradesh is considered one of the best exploration towns in India. The place has amazing passes, blue lakes, monasteries and verdant greenery ideal for explorers. The Golden Namgyal Lhatse or the Tawang monastery is 400 years old and is the second-largest monastery in the world. The place is situated around 3048 m above sea level and boasts snowfall during winters.

13. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Best time to visit: April-June

This gorgeous national park and one of the most beautiful places to visit in India is spread across 1334 sq. km. area. Many wildlife enthusiast and travellers visit this place in winters to view tigers, leopards and crocodiles. You can also visit Ranthambore Ganesh Temple and fort.

14. Dawki, Meghalaya

Best time to visit: February-March

This charming town of Meghalaya connects India with Bangladesh. You will be amazed to know that this one of the most beautiful places in India is the cleanliest places in India and follows a plastic-free system. The town is nestled amidst Jaintia Hills where the famous Umngot River flows. The river is crystal clear and the suspension bridge over the river itself is like a tourist spot.

15. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Best time to visit: March-June

Gulmarg is a small hill station located in the Baramulla district. Nestled in the PirPanjal Ranges, Gulmarg is a great place for travel enthusiast due to various activities offered by the place such as gondola rides, skiing, golfing and pony rides.

16. Wayanad, Kerala

Best time to visit: October-May

If you like to spend time in lush green, Wayanad is a perfect spot. Situated at an altitude 2100m above sea level, this place attracts campers and trekkers throughout the year. Here, you may find many beautiful and rare flowers along with exotic birds, ancient caves, waterfalls and animals.

17. Bir, Himachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: April-June

Small and mystic, Bir is yet another one of the most beautiful places in India which is nestled in the Dhauladhar range. This town has many Tibetans and can easily steal your heart with its green expanse and charming monasteries. You can involve in activities like paragliding, mountain biking, camping and trekking.

18. Triveni Sangamam, Kanyakumari

Best time to visit: December-February

Triveni Sangam lies in the Southernmost tip of India and is a wonderful place to add to your travelling list. The beach in this place is famous for the confluence of three seas including the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. You can take a holy dip in Triveni Sangam along with capturing some postcard-like pictures.

19. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

Best time to visit: November-June

At an elevation of around 5430m above the ground, Gurudongmar lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India that can make you fall in love with it. The pristine water and chilling snow-clad mountains add uniqueness to this place which is the reason many romantic couples visit this place for a perfect weekend getaway.

 20. Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

Best time to visit: October-February

If you love spending time in the sand, visit Jaisalmer next time as the city offers barren and golden colour sand. You can explore vast dunes while riding a lazy camel ride available in Jaisalmer. If you visit this place during a festival, you may find colourful cultural programs and traditional folk dance arranged by locals around bonfires.

21. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Best time to visit: November-February 

Yet another one of the most beautiful places to visit in India, Rajasthan is Mount Abu. In between large desert, this only hill station is a boon for people who seek to escape the sizzling hot weather of the desert. Perched on a high plateau in the Aravalli ranges, Mount Abu has a wonderful Dilwara temple that is famous for intricate carvings made on white marble. You can enjoy boat rides offered by the town’s Nakki lake.

22. Chikmagalur, Karnataka 

Best time to visit: September-May 

In the Mullayanagiri range, Chikmagalur is a hill station famous for its coffee plantations. If you visit this place ever, go trekking through the forests and envisage beautiful green lands. The trekking starts from the town till Mullayanagiri peak where you may find wild leopards, tigers, elephants and other animals in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

23. Munnar, Kerala

Best time to visit: October-November 

Munnar is one of the idyllic hill stations in the Western Ghats of India and is the favourite of many Indians as it was of Britishers. The rolling hills and verdant green scenery along with charming town and tea gardens make Munnar surely one of the most beautiful places in India.

24. Sundarbans, West Bengal

Best time to visit: September-March

In the delta of Ganga, Meghna and Brahmaputra rivers, Sundarbans Mangrove Forest is a beautiful place for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. If you are lucky enough, you may spot the Royal Bengal tiger. Do take part in a boat ride which floats between the mangrove forest in Sundarbans. Don’t get surprised if you see crocodiles and rare birds in the forest.

25. Hampi, Karnataka 

Best time to visit: October-February

Hampi is an ancient village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This one of the most beautiful places in India has many ancient temples that are ruined and can be dated back to Vijayanagara Era. You can visit the Vittala temple that has a stone chariot or admire the rustic vibes and uneven terrain.

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