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India has 8 Union Territories and each one of them is known for its exquisite beauty and enthralling experiences. Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh being the latest Union Territories of India (taken in effect from October 31, 2019), there is excitement among international as well as domestic tourists. Not only J&K and Ladakh, the remaining 6 Union Territories of India – Delhi, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep has always remained popular tourist hubs, luring holidayers with their awesome encounters.

For those who are interested in traversing beautiful union territories of India, here are the best escapades and encounters one must surely not miss out while holidaying here!

8 Union Territories Of India

Whether you are a nature admirer and love touring to the mesmerizing gifts of Mother Earth or adventure is your delight and you enjoy indulging in daring expeditions, the Union Territories of India features everything that makes your vacation a lifetime memory! Read on to know the best of these 8 union territories of India.

1. Jammu And Kashmir
2. Ladakh
3. National Capital Territory Of Delhi
4. Dadra & Nagar And Daman & Diu
5. Chandigarh
6. Andaman And Nicobar
7. Pondicherry
8. Lakshadweep

1. Jammu And Kashmir


Jammu & Kashmir has been recently declared as a Union Territory. It is known to be the ‘Paradise on Earth’ and has been an inspiration for numerous eminent poets and travelers who have penned its beauty as the most mesmerising one! The place is famous for its panoramic sites, impeccable beauty, snow-capped mountains, vibrant flora & fauna, prominent historical & religious places and numerous adventures.

The place has rich culture and their diverse and scrumptious cuisine is truly a surprise for its visitors. Kawa being the most popular drink here, Rogan Josh, Tabak Maaz, Dum Aloo, Aab Gosh, etc. are the most-try dishes in Jammu & Kashmir.

Best Places To Visit: Srinagar, Gulmarg, Jammu city, Vaishno Devi, Patnitop, Amarnath, Kishtwar
Best Time To Visit: March to August

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2. Ladakh


Ladakh is also the youngest union territory of India. The Himalayan range distinguishes it geographically from the Kashmir valley. The spell-binding landscapes and mystic monasteries of Ladakh attracts holidayers from across the world with its marvellous encounters. It is the coldest desert in the world and frozen glaciers, rare sand dunes, chilling surroundings makes it one of the most amazing places to explore! Though, Ladakh is a popular hotspot of adventure freaks as bike tours, trekking, rafting, etc. are the most popular activities here, you can also find numerous tourists admiring the natural beauty!

If you love to try the local food on your trip then there are numerous flavoursome options for you in Ladakh such as Chutagi, Skew, Paba, Butter Tea, Dumplings, Momo, Thukpa, etc.

Best Places To Visit: Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hills
Best Time To Visit: March to June

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3. National Capital Territory Of Delhi


Delhi, the lively national capital is one of the most contemporary places to explore in India. From historical sites to electrifying clubs, and culinary feastas to fun-filled adventures, Delhi showcases almost everything that makes you have an awesome vacation with your family or friends.
If you love history and are eager to explore the past days of India then Delhi is surely the best place for you. The museums here offer exclusive artefacts of the bygone era and the iconic historical monuments narrates the saga of powerful rulers and their empires.

Best Places To Visit: India Gate, Red Fort, Purana Quila, Rajiv Chowk, Rashtrapati Bhawan
Best Time To Visit: October to March

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4. Dadra & Nagar And Daman & Diu


Dadra and Nagar in Western India is home to lush green forests, enormous waterfronts, thriving rivers, and distinctive flora and fauna which makes it a refreshing getaway for vacationers. Apart from its natural beauty, visitors get captivated by exceptional Portuguese architecture and the distinctive tribal culture of the capital city Silvassa.

You can feel the influence of Gujarati cuisine over local food. Seafood is quite popular here and cooked with authentic flavours. So whether you want to eat vegetarian food with a hint a Gujarati flavours or interested in tasting freshly cooked coastal food, Dadra and Nagar won’t disappoint you!

Daman & Diu is the smallest federation area of India and is geographically separated by the Gulf of Khambhat. Like Dadra and Nagar, this place is also popular for its scenic beauty and exclusive architecture.

Best Places To Visit: Vanganga Lake Garden, Dudhni Lake, Madhuban Dam, Hirwa Van Garden, Vandhara Udyan
Best Time To Visit: November to March

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5. Chandigarh


Chandigarh, the lively capital city of Punjab and Haryana is a popular tourist destination in North India. It serves as a gateway for those heading to Himachal especially Shimla and is frequently visited by holidayers who are interested in staycations. The place has numerous clubs and pubs hosting awesome parties. There are many iconic tourist sites including Rock Garden, Sukhna lake, etc.

Punjabi cuisine is known for its world-famous recipes and who would mind tasting them in the capital city? Chandigarh makes you eat popular delicacies of Punjab, prepared with authentic flavours.

Best Places To Visit: Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Chandi Devi Temple
Best Time To Visit: November to March

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6. Andaman And Nicobar

Andaman And Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar island is one of the 8 union territories of India and this stunning archipelago in Bay of Bengal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The beaches here are home to vibrant coral reefs and its beautiful marine life makes holidayers fall in love with Andaman. The capital city Port Blair is the most lively place here whereas Havelock Island, Neil Island, Baratang Island, etc. are the most popular spots among tourists.

If you are wondering about the cuisine and food options here then most of the recipes here include rice, coconut, and spices. This is one of the best places to try seafood in India and you get an enormous variety here. If you love grabbing seafood then don’t forget to try crabs, cuttlefish, lobsters, prawns, etc. in Andaman.

Best Places To Visit: Swaraj Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Bartang, Viper Island
Best Time To Visit: October and May

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7. Pondicherry


Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry is one of the eight union territories of India and is known for offering unique amalgamation of Indian culture and French architecture. Colourful streets with colonial structure buildings leading to impeccable beaches are exciting for visitors. The beautiful boulevards in Pondicherry lead to the gorgeous seaside promenade featuring scenic sights of the Bay of Bengal playfully splashing the shores is truly enticing.

The place is also home to famous French bakeries serving the best experiences to the Epicures holidaying here. Apart from luxurious cafes offering perfect romantic dinners and lunch, there are numerous chat or snacks corners in Pondicherry making you taste the scrumptious delicacies at an affordable price.

Best Places To Visit: Paradise Beach, Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Seaside Promenade
Best Time To Visit: October to March

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8. Lakshadweep


Lakshadweep comprises 36 serene islands that are located near the coasts of Kerala on the Arabian Sea. Out of these 36 spots, only 10 are inhabited by humans and merely 5 are accessible for tourists. These islands are home to rich and diverse flora and fauna, making it a delightful experience for nature lovers. The island of Lakshadweep is spread over 32 square kilometres and the dense areas covered with tall coconut palms and outlined with creamy sand is bewitching.

If you are looking for the best options to eat here then sambar, rice, Avial, idli, puri, potato curry, etc. are the most popular dishes here. If you love eating seafood then do try fried tuna fish here. Kavaratti Island is the best place to try Malabar Chicken on your vacation in Lakshadweep.

Best Places To Visit: Minicoy Island, Kadmat Island, Kavaratti, Agatti
Best Time To Visit: October to mid May

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All the 8 Union Territories of India are known for their unique experiences that attract travelers from across the globe. Plan your vacation to these beautiful places with TravelTriangle and enjoy having the best time with your loved ones! If you have already been to these places then you can share your experiences by commenting below.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Union Territories Of India

Q. How many union territories are there in India?

A. There are 8 union territories in India with Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh being the latest addition to the list.

Q. Is Kashmir a Union Territory of India?

A. Yes, Jammu and Kashmir is a Union Territory of India.

Q. Can we travel to the Union Territories of India?

A. Yes, you can surely travel to the 8 Union Territories and these are amongst the most popular places to visit in India.

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