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    Picturesque valley of the Nubra Valley in Ladakh

    With a geography as vast and varied such as ours, it is hard not to find a beautiful place in India. We have the snow-capped Himalayas in the North, the beautiful stretches of sand dunes in the West, the picturesque lands and hills in the East, and a coastline of over 7500 km in the South.

    So here is a list of some of the most beautiful places in india.

    1. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim – The bowl of flowers

    A remarkable view of cloud capped hills, greenery, and the river

    On top of our list of the beautiful places in India is Yumthang Valley, the bottomless vale with a remarkable variety of flowers to boast of. It offers an eye-catching vista of peaks along with Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa. The valley is an amazing treat where you would become the element of the ceaseless picture exclusive of any sort of infringement.


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    2. Stok Kangri, Ladakh – The paradise for trekkers

    The mesmerizing snow clad mountain range of Stok Kangri in Ladakh

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    Next on our list of beautiful places of India is the stunning Stok Kangri Peak that displays multiple thrills along the way and towers at a height of 6,000m. Located in the dreamy destination of Ladakh, the Stok Kangri Climb is ideal for both novice and experienced trekkers.

    3. Nubra Valley, Ladakh – The undiscovered realm of nature

    Picturesque valley of the Nubra Valley in Ladakh

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    Known for its orchards, scenic vistas, Bactrian camels and monasteries; surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan ranges, Nubra valley lies sandwiched between Tibet and Kashmir. There are sand dunes, monasteries, a ruined palace and at Turtuk, a whole different culture (Balti) to discover. The picturesque and breathtaking view of the valley puts this place on our list of beautiful places in India.

    Best time to visit: June to August

    4. Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji – Cascading water that changes colour

    A breathtaking bird's-eye view of the greens and the Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji

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    Nohkalikai Waterfalls is around 5 km from Cherrapunjee and is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee and hence finds a place in our list of the most beautiful places in India. The force of water has carved a waterhole which remains blue in the winter and turns green in the summer months.

    Best time to visit: During monsoon

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    5. Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand – The towering marvel of nature

    The peaks of Nanda Devi turn golden at Sunset

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    Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in the world, surrounded by Nanda Devi National Park is a must visit place. A unique mix of flora and fauna is characteristic of this park. The fauna includes the brown and Himalayan black bears, Himalayan tahr, snow leopards, serow and cheer pheasants.

    Best time to visit: April to October


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    6. Drang Drung Glacier, Near Kargil – A heaven for travelers who love challenges!

    The vast stretch of the majestic Drang Drung Glacier near Kargil

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    The 22km long Drang-Drung-Glacier is the largest glacier accessible to tourists in the Ladakh region. The three day voyage from Leh-Zanskar valley is crammed with natural marvels like stunning glaciers, spectacular mountain ranges and fruit orchards.

    7. Andaman and Nicobar Islands – The undisturbed honeymooners’ getaway

    Beach resorts and blue waters of Andaman- one of the most beautiful places in India

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    Long fabled among travellers for its legendary beaches, world-class diving and far-flung location in the middle of nowhere, the Andaman Islands are one of the most beautiful places in India for honeymoon. Its lovely opaque emerald waters are surrounded by primeval jungles and mangrove forests, and snow-white beaches that melt under flame-and-purple sunsets.

    Best time to visit: October to May

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    8. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh – India’s version of Switzerland

    A serene view of the lake in Khajjar with Zorbing taking place in distant background

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    The Mini Switzerland, Khajjiar, is next on our list of most beautiful places in India. A popular hill station located in the Himalayan mountain range about 26 km from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar is also referred as Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh. Vast expanse of green meadows and dense forests besides vistas of majestic snow-clad Himalayan peaks make Khajjiar a popular destination with tourists.

    Best time to visit: March to October

    Must Read: 50 Best Hill Stations In India To Escape The City Heat

    Horses and other animals grazing in the vast greens of Khajjar in Himachal

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    9. Chandertal lake, HP – The crescent shaped fantasy for trekkers

    A splendid view of reflection of snow capped hills at Chandertal Lake

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    Chandertal lake, aka the Moon Lake, is a crescent-shaped basin, surrounded by the gigantic Himalayan Mountains on all the sides. Chandertal Lake is a treat for all the trekkers and adventure enthusiast as it is the starting line of the famous, Batal – Chandratal Lake-Baralacha Pass trek which takes them to the cool forest, valleys, undiscovered monasteries, etc

    Best time to visit: June to September

    10. Dal Lake – The epitome of perfection and serenity

    A splendid view of the Shikara, the city of Srinagar, and the reflection of hills at Dal Lake

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    Kashmir has often been called the heaven on Earth by poets and rulers alike. Dal Lake, considered as the Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in India.

    Must Read: 10 Unbelievably Beautiful Places To Visit In Kashmir

    11. Valley of Flowers, Uttaranchal – The sea of flora and refreshing aromas

    The sun rays reach out to one of the most beautiful places in India- Valley of Flowers

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    The Valley of Flowers, situated in the Garhwal state of Uttaranchal in the foothills of the Himalayas, looks like a fairy land and is arguably the most beautiful place in India. According to the legends, the valley of flowers has been spiritually associated with Lord Hanuman. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanist, nature lovers and adventure lovers.

    Best time to visit: July to September

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    12. Pangong Tso’s- Leh Ladakh – The mesmerising vistas of blues and browns

    A wide camera shot of the Pangong Tso- Pangong Lake in Ladakh

    Remember the scene from the movie 3 Idiots when Kareena Kapoor comes riding on a scooter to meet Aamir Khan? Situated in the upper reaches of Himalayan Mountain range in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, the most notable feature of the lake is the ever changing hues of the lake.

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    Visitors clicking their pictures at Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh

    13. Khatling Glacier – The snowy delight for trekkers & photographers

    Stunning view of the snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers in Khatling

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    The Khatling glacier trek is a very scenic one, and travels along the Bhilangana river valley with its source at the Khatling Glacier – the point of emergence of river Bhilangna. The Bhilangna Valley is a delight not only for nature lovers and trekkers but also for photographers, and replete with stunning views of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers.

    14. Ghats in Varanasi – The realm of spirituality and divinity

    A ritual going on in late evening at Ganga Ghats of Varanasi

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    Varanasi or Kashi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity.

    Best time to visit: Any time throughout the year.

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    15. Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer – The colours of royalty

    The vast spread of naturally formed Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer

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    Camel Safari is one of the most memorable and delightful experiences you can have. It gives you an exclusive approach to discover colorful villages in Rajasthan. Travel through the crests and troughs of the naturally formed Sand Dunes on a camel back and experience the essence of life in the Jaisalmer region.

    Best time to visit: October to February

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    16. Lake pichola, Udaipur – The lake city of India

    The reflection in the Pichola Lake of the well-lit Udaipur at night

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    Limpid and large, Lake Pichola reflects the cool grey-blue mountains on its rippling mirror-like surface. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. Pichola Lake is enveloped by lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. At the time of sunset, a boat ride in this lake is sufficient to enthrall anyone. This lake is, indeed, amongst the top beautiful places in India.

    17. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim – Beatific waters of North-East

    The surrounding snow clad mountains and the crystal clear icy water of Gurudongmar lake in Sikkim

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    Gurudongmar Lake at a height of 17100 ft, is among the top 15 highest lakes in the world and is the second highest lake in Sikkim as well as in India. The panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold and puts it right on top of our list of most beautiful places in India. Surrounded by snow clad mountains and crystal clear icy water, it is considered to be a very sacred lake.

    Best time to visit: November to June

    18. Dudhsagar falls, Goa – The ivory cascades

    A train passes by on the railway track with the majestic Dudhsagar falls in the background

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    Dudhsagar waterfalls are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Goa. Water plummets hundreds of feet in cascades of large volume, creating a mist all around, giving it a milky white appearance, hence the name. This is a popular destination for trekkers and hikers.

    Best time to visit: Mid-November to Mid-February

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    19. Agatti Island, Lakshadweep – The Beautiful underwater atolls

    Agatti Island Beach Resort presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs

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    Agatti Island Beach Resort presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms. Here time stands still in the mesmerizing beauty of a virgin nature. It is one of world’s most spectacular tropical islands untouched by the tourist rush and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in India.

    Best time to visit: Jan to March and October to December

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    20. Munnar, Kerala – The hill town of God’s own country

    The sun shines brightly over the beautiful tea garden hill of minnar

    Munnar – breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.

    Best time to visit: October to November

    21. Manali – The adventurous retreat in Himalayas

    A scenic view of the flowing beas and the bridge leading to Old Manali

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    Renowned for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty, history and culture, Manali, often referred to as the “Valley of the Gods”. A paradise for lovers of adventure sports, Manali is best for trekking and paragliding.

    Best time to visit: May to October

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    22. Matheran Hill, Raigad – Plethora of green, serene beauty

    A wide camera shot of the greenery of the Matheran Hill

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    Matheran is an amazing place where nature is playing active role with you and where you can enjoy every breath with nature within in the weekend time. Matheran is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed.

    23. Zanskar Valley, Ladakh – A mystic dale

    Reflection of the sky in an alpine lake of the Zanskar valley in Ladakh

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    Wrapped in snow capped peaks and huddled amidst two tiny alpine lakes, Zanskar is a beautiful tourist destination in the northern parts of India. It is one of the scantily inhabited Himalayan valleys blessed with immense natural scenic beauty.

    Best time to visit: April to June

    24. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh – The calm monasteriesThe Buddhist monastery looks beautiful in the backdrop of the majestic hills at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

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    A thinly populated mountainous tract lying on the Northwest extremity of Arunachal Pradesh in north east India, Tawang is the seat of one of the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in India. Being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, it also houses Geluga, the premier Buddhist school in Tibet.

    Best time to visit: March to October

    25. Munsiyari, Uttrakhand – Miscellany of verdant slopes

    The majestic snow capped mountains in Munsiyari- Uttarakhand

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    Munsiyari literally translated means a place with snow. Also referred as the little Kashmir, it offers stunning views of snow capped higher Himalayan ranges. Panchachuli is a group of five peaks and is the star attraction at Munsiyari. It is rich in diverse flora and fauna.

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    26. Chilka Lake, Odisha – The unexplored, hidden gem of the East

    A flock of migratory birds in the Chilika Lake

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    Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon with water spread, Chilika is recognized as one of the most important wetlands in the world because it is home to a phenomenal variety of birds. Chilika Lake offers visitors a spectacular display of its colorful avian charms in a thousand different hues presented by over 160 species.

    Best time to visit: November to February

    27. Agumbe, Karnataka – A dashing source of fresh air & vistas

    A photograph of the scenic beauty at Agumbe-Karnataka

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    The hill station of Agumbe is known for its scenic beauty and biodiversity. One can find several species of flora and fauna which are rarely found elsewhere. The lush green view all around, the attractions for the visitors is the spectacular sunset and vast opportunities it offers to the trekkers.

    Must Read: 10 Hill Stations in Karnataka To Rejuvenate Yourself

    28. Rann of Kutch – Salt Desert of the West

    An image of the moon-lit Rann of Kutch

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    Kutch district is the largest district of India having its origins from the Sanskrit word “Kutchboo” meaning tortoise. Kutch has always been a land brimming with festivity, excitement and an unparalleled vigour for life. This vigour is evident in every aspect of the lifestyle of its people. Kutch in every sense is a land which never fails to amaze.

    Best time to visit: November to February

    29. Loktak lake, Manipur – A source of power generation

    The floating phumdis makes the Loktak Lake appear to be floating in itself

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    Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India, located in Manipur. It is also called the only floating lake in the world due to the floating phumdis. This ancient lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur. It serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation drinking water supply and wildlife.

    Best time to visit: November to May

    Must Read: 31 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit North East India

    30. Caves, Meghalaya – Pothole of the East

    The beautiful caves of Meghalaya enhance the natural beauty of the city

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    Caves enhance the natural beauty of Meghalaya, located in most of the districts of Meghalaya. While exploring the caves, your journey will pass through the dark and murky interiors. Caves provide a sense of exhilaration to your journey.

    Congrats, You made it through! Thank you for taking out time to read us out. And now, it is time to explore India.

    Further Read: 30 Places To Visit In India Before You Turn 30


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