Places To Visit During Your Domestic Vacation
The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu quoted: “A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” This profound saying is apt when referring to the pristine aura that India, as a tourist destination, attracts.
We want to make the best out of any vacation. Having a vacation, within India, would mean that you have numerous places to visit. Planning is essential to make sure that all members of the vacationing crowd would have fun. This would also save you time from wasting any time of figuring out where you would have to go. Therefore, to make sure that you would be able to have the best experience, it would be important for you to consider what place to go.
There are many places to visit in India, for both people from the south of the Vindhyas and the north. Depending on the time available, you could plan different types of vacation within the country.
Breezy Beaches and Waterways
Goa is one of the most popular beaches in India. It started to become a tourist spot in 1970s and continued to be until now. There are already commercialized Goa beaches that you could choose from, depending on the vacation you are having. Other great beaches can be found in Karnataka and in Kerala, although they are less developed but their beauty can equal that of Goa beaches. Andaman beaches also have great white, sandy shores and sparkling blue waters.
Aside from beaches, there are also backwaters which are great places to have a romantic boat rides, in Kerala. There are also forts which can be visited in the Sindhudurg region. There are different activities that can be done like windsurfing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving and water skiing.
Our country is known for its vast Thar Desert or the Great Indian Desert where tourists will get to see forts, palaces and mansions. This could be a great place for heritage and culture tours, there are many old mansions called havelis which are converted into palace hotels where you could stay in.
In the desert, you can also experience camel safaris and camel fairs which has become popular not only with the foreigners but with the Indian middle and upper class. Camel treks in the Thar desert would help you have an opportunity to experience the beautiful ecosystem of the desert. The forts and cities in the middle of the desert are also great places for romantic vacations and shopping for traditional items. The Rajasthan region, where the Thar desert is, can also be viewed through a hot air balloon flight.
India has diverse geography, there are numerous places to visit. Different eco activities would include mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking, nature walking, wildlife viewing and river rafting. If you visit Kerala, aside from the beautiful backwaters and beaches, you would also see great hill locations. If you go to the Northern part of India then you will be able to see the placid lakes, forests and stunning snow-capped mountains. There are a number of national parks, forest reserves which can be visited, a little bit of planning is required for this, like the Gir National Park, Tadoba, Kanha, Bandipur Tiger reserves, the Ranganathittu and Bharatpur Bird sanctuaries etc, which are a treasure trove for eco-tourism.
Travel Back in Time
Aside from its diverse geographical sites, India also has distinct and rich history, and this is manifested in its culture, architecture, monuments, buildings and other historical sites in India.
Tops historical sites in India would of course, include the magnificent Taj Mahal in the banks of the Yamuna River. Another top historical site would be in Hampi where one would experience the ruins that dates back as early as 14th century. The Ajanta and Ellora caves are rich with paintings and sculpture which are created between 6th and 11th century.
The Fatehpur Sikri was just like Hampi, it used to be capital of the an Indian Empire. But the Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned and is now a ghost town. But one can surely appreciate the capital and its medieval feel. The Khajuraho Temples in India is among the most popular temples. There are 20 temples in here dedicated to sex and sexuality. The temples are intricately designed with the carvings.
There are too many places to visit in your country. Domestic tourism has grown many folds over the last few years. Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were the leading states as far as the domestic tourism is concerned. You could realise that time is so short that you would have to make the best out of each minute.