India is a land full of surprises. A versatile place with a perfect amalgamation of beauty, history and tradition. The number of gushing tourists to India from all over the world every year says it all. Abundant of natural beauty, the epitome of architectural and archaeological landmarks, islands, metro cities, luring wildlife and backwaters, you can find anything that a tourist seeks for.
We have already discussed a lot of places to visit while traveling to India. However, today we are listing out the top 15 unique places in India that every travel enthusiast should visit. Stay on and enjoy reading!
Rakhigarhi is located in the Saraswati Ghaggar River plains where you can witness the massive Indus Valley Civilisation. The place makes a perfect place for archaeologists from all over the world. Rakhigarhi encloses in a vast hectare of land larger than Mohenjodaro. All these features make this place a perfect place for a lifetime visit.
Adams Bridge or Rama Sethu bridge is a limestone shoals connecting the great Pamban Island and the island in Tamil Nadu called Rameswaram. There is an underlying debate going on whether the bridge was man-made or nature’s wonder. Whatever it may be these bridge lying beautifully in the waters of Rameswaram is a wonder in itself.
Sundarbans mangrove forest remains one of the largest and unusual forests in the world of its kind. Situated in the riverside of three magnificent rivers of Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna is a popular tourist destination for those who love to watch the wilder side of wildlife and nature relaying together. Sundarbans was named under the World Heritage site in the year 1987. The widely spread mangrove forest with exotic wildlife including the Bengal Tiger makes the place one magnificent stature. Visit Sundarbans in West Bengal and enjoy a lifetime experience.
Sometimes you need to get away from all the hustle-bustle of life and be at a place that will give you a heavenly feeling, Munnar in Kerala is one such place. Munnar is a hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. The place was once an elite place for the British to stay and enjoy their vacation. Thus there is several resorts and abode that will keep you stick to nature. The place is beautiful when the tea plantains are filled with misty snow and the breeze takes the chillness. There are several trekking trails for the trekkers and waterfalls and national parks for the wanderlusts.
Why did Aurangabad gain its place in our top 15 unique places? Because Aurangabad has always fascinated me in several ways. This small city is mysteriously beautiful, historically significant and thrivingly enthusiast people. There is Biwi Ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal in the center of the city. Aurangabad is also known as the city of gates as there are nearly 52 gates across the small city built non-other than then ruling Aurangazeb. Two of the most popular World Heritage sites Ajanta and Ellora caves are located in Aurangabad. And for shopping sprees, there is this biggest mall Prozone situated at the heart of the city. What more can such a small city ensure you?
Every tourist should visit Varanasi or Benares at least once in their lifetime. The place is known as the spiritual capital of India as the city is the most popular Hindu pilgrimage center. People from all over the country come here to get a glimpse of the Ganga ghat pooja and to pay respect to their ancestors or loved ones who had passed away. The city has a total of 2000 temples to its credit. Visiting Varanasi will be worth exploring.
Dudhsagar falls means “sea of milk”, and with one glimpse at the beautiful waterfall, you will know the significance of the name. These four tiers’ waterfall is located in the wilderness of Goa. You may have watched this beautiful waterfall in many Bollywood flicks and get mesmerised, now it’s your turn to visit it in person.
Gir National Park
If you are keen on visiting wildlife, Gir National Park is the name. In India, there are several National parks and sanctuaries. But Gir National Park is different and a must-visit place on earth. This wildlife zone is situated in Gujarat and was developed to protect the beautiful Asiatic lions. A close encounter with one of the magnificent animal on the earth will leave you speechless. Just get ready for that spectacular moment.
Coorg or Kodagu in the Karnataka state is a beauty untouched. Far away from the city lights, Coorg is a hilltop worth exploring. One who visits the place can feel the absolute serenity of the place. One of my favorite hill stations, hope it conquers your heart too.
The last time when I visited Alleppey, I had a tough time convincing my heart to come back home. Well, that’s the magic of Alleppey and it’s overwhelming beauty. The backwaters and the boathouse are the stars of the entire visit. You can hire the boathouse for an entire day and enjoy a romantic and enthralling experience with your loved one. The tourists take a keen interest in relishing their tastebuds with the best sea food ever. Apart from that, the city does have traditional temples and cultural events across the year. So book your date!
The year-old architectural design of Khajuraho temples is breathtakingly stunning. Located in Chhatarpur district Madhya Pradesh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is a unique amalgamation of Hindu and Jain believes. Nagara style architecture with the never seen erotic sculptures has fascinated travelers across the world for ages.
Tribal life, forests, valleys, exceptional flora and fauna and breezing seasonal flowers are what you get when you visit Nagaland. The best time to visit Nagaland and its vast landscapes is between June and September. During this period there is a rush of trekkers to enjoy trekking through the hills. Nagaland makes a unique place for the travel enthusiast to visit.
Kashmir Valley is referred to as “Paradise on earth”. Tourists who had visited Kashmir valley have smitten by its scenic beauty that comes with snow-filled mountains and lakes. Many poets have described the beauty of Kashmir in their artistic forms for the world to know what is hidden in here is an actual paradise. Visit Kashmir Valley and enjoy the uniqueness if the place for yourself.
Lakshadweep grabs a special place in every traveler’s bucket list, such is the uniqueness of the island. It is an archipelago with almost 36 islands. Few of these islands are open to the visitors and tourists who come here to spend a fabulous time with friends and family.
Goa is a dream destination for people of all generations. The place is a colourful, vibrant and widely popular tourist destination in India. However, the popularity as widespread across the continents, luring people to visit from all over the globe. Though Goa is one of the common and well-known places, I wouldn’t shy away to put it on our top 15 list.
There are many more places that are unique in their ways. This list follows my heart. Comment your favourite unique spot or place in India and share your thoughts!