List Of The Best Places To Visit From 28 States & 8 UT In India

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List Of The Best Places To Visit From 28 States & UT In India

India is a land that never ceases to astonish you with its breathtaking beauty. India, which is made up of various states, has so much to offer that choosing a vacation destination might be difficult. Which state in India is the most beautiful? That’s a difficult topic to answer because there are so many beautiful sites to select from.

Here are some of the best places to visit in every state and UT of India.

1. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

ziro valley is one of the best places in india to visit
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Ziro is a must-see for anyone visiting Arunachal Pradesh in the North East. The ultimate cultural getaway amid the extremely hospitable tribes and the breathtaking scenery will stay with you for a long time. They also host a variety of festivals throughout the year, ranging from music to cultural fiestas, which is a wonderful treat for visitors.

  • Best Time: Throughout the year
  • Railway Station  – Naharlagun railway station
  • Nearest Airport – Jorhat
  • Highlights of Place – Paddy-cum-pisciculture cultivation. The area is renowned for the terrace paddy fields 
  • Food – Rice which is served in various flavors along with meat, fish and green vegetables.

2. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh 

mcleodganj best places in india to visit in december
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The hilly splendor of Himachal is best enjoyed at Mcleodganj, and the beauty and wilderness surrounding it only contribute to the wonder of the place. If you want to immerse yourself in Himachal’s pure beauty, take a short hike to Triund, which departs from Mcleodganj and offers the most incredible cloud-gazing opportunities. One of the best places in India for a honeymoon.

  • Best Time: October to June
  • Railway Station – Pathankot Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport – Gaggal Airport
  • Highlights of Place –  It is famous for being home to the world-renowned Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama.
  • Food – Thenthuck

3. Majuli, Assam

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Consider a body of water so blue that you lose all inhibitions and become completely immersed in the serenity of the peaceful seas. That’s how Majuli makes you feel. If you’re visiting Assam, don’t miss this river island on the Brahmaputra, as well as their wonderful fish.

  • Best Time: July to March
  • Railway Station – Mariani Junction
  • Nearest Airport – Jorhat
  • Highlights of Place – It is the world’s largest river island.
  • Food – Porag aapin

4. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

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Bodh Gaya is our top option for Bihar because of the tranquillity of the Buddhist-dominated town, as well as the silence and serenity. If you ever find yourself in Bihar, make a point of visiting Bodh Gaya.

  • Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Gaya Junction
  • Nearest Airport – Gaya Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Bodh Gaya contains one of the holiest of Buddhist sites.
  • Food – Tilkut

5. Dantewada, Chattisgarh

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Chattisgarh, the Mecca of Offbeat Tourism, is fantastic for silent temples tucked away in deep forests, a diverse mix of ethnicities and tribes, and some really offbeat tourist destinations.

  • Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Dantewada Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport – Rajahmundry Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Dantewada had been the capital city of a glorious Kingdom in its golden past.
  • Food – Undhiyu

6. Kutch, Gujarat 

kutch best places in india
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Few sights can match the majesty of the white Rann, the setting sun, and the wild, colorful beauty of its amazing people. Not to mention the fact that you might not want to return if you’re on a road trip! As a result, we’ve included the White Rann of Kutch in our list of places to visit in Gujarat.

  • Best Time: July – March
  • Railway Station – Bhuj railway station
  • Nearest Airport – Bhuj Airport
  • Highlights of Place – White Desert
  • Food – Dhokla

7. Alleppey, Kerala 

Alleppey in india
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It’s quite unlikely that you’ll fall in love with Kerala the way you do with sleep — slowly at first, then all at once! This, though, is more of the latter. Kerala is known as “God’s own country” for a reason, and the best way to discover why is to visit Alleppey.

  • Best Time: June – March
  • Railway Station – Alappuzha
  • Nearest Airport – Cochin International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Famous for its several backwater canals, beaches, paddy fields, and lagoons.
  • Food – ERNAKULAM

8. Damdama Lake, Gurgaon

damdama lake in gurgaon
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Damdama Lake, a tranquil getaway away from the capital’s hustle and bustle, is a must-see in Haryana. This is a wonderful place to hide if you’re in the area, as it’s tucked away in Sohna.

  • Best Time: October – February
  • Railway Station – Ballabgarh Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport – Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  • Highlights of Place – The Lake
  • Food – NA

9. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir 

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Kashmir, India’s crown jewel, is a treat for anybody who visits. Ladakh, on the other hand, is in a league of its own. The stunning lakes of Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri are incentive enough to visit! Furthermore, if you have the necessary enthusiasm, ride to Ladakh! Nothing compares to that feeling.

  • Best Time: June – September
  • Railway Station – Kalka
  • Nearest Airport – Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
  • Highlights of Place – For its stunning scenic locales, Buddhist temples, and pristine environment. 
  • Food – Tigmo

10. Betla National Park, Netarhat, Jharkhand

belta natonal park
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The only way to fully appreciate Jharkhand is to immerse yourself in the natural world that still runs through its veins. Visit Betla Forest and say hello to a plethora of experiences as well as plenty of natural beauty — both flora and animals.

  • Best Time: October-May
  • Railway Station – Daltonganj
  • Nearest Airport – Ranchi
  • Highlights of Place – The Wildlife sanctuary
  • Food – NA

11. Hampi, Karnataka 

hampi in india
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The medieval remains of Hampi are regarded to be the best attraction in Karnataka. It’s not just a great area to put on your hiking boots and wander for hours, but it’s also a great place to unwind.

  • Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Hospet
  • Nearest Airport – Bellary
  • Highlights of Place – Hampi is famous for its ruins belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar.
  • Food – Typical Southindian food

12. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 

jaisalmer best place in india
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A desert camel safari, at the risk of sounding too conformist, is simply too exciting an activity to pass up. If you happen to be in Rajasthan, do not miss this opportunity.

  • Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Jaipur Junction
  • Nearest Airport – Jaipur
  • Highlights of Place – Historical Artifacts and Structures
  • Food – Pyaz Ki Kachori

13. Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha

sun temple
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In India, beachside beauty is a magnificent architectural marvel. After a few hours of driving away from the Puri beach, you’ll arrive at the magnificent Sun Temple. Winter is the greatest time to visit this peaceful retreat.

  • Best Time: September – March
  • Railway Station – Puri Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport – Bhubaneswar
  • Highlights of Place – The Sun Temple
  • Food – NA

14. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand 

valley of flowers uttarakhand
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Consider Uttarakhand and the pristine beauty that it offers. What better way to see it than by going to the Valley of Flowers? The valley comes alive with wild blossoms between June and September, making the walk even more captivating.

  • Best Time: October – May
  • Railway Station – Rishikesh
  • Nearest Airport – Jolly Grant at Dehradun
  • Highlights of Place – Flower Garden
  • Food – NA

15. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 

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The newest addition to the state list has some old-world elegance and biryani, but it is far from all that Telangana has to offer. Go on a historical walk in Hyderabad, marvel at some incredible buildings, and enjoy some of the tastiest food you’ll ever have.

  • Best Time: September – March
  • Railway Station – Hyderabad Train Station
  • Nearest Airport – Hyderabad Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Charminar
  • Food – Hyderabadi Biryani

16. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh 

bandhavgarh national park
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Central India’s most incredible resource is its wildlife, and Bandhavgarh is an excellent site to see and enjoy it. Isn’t it true that the presence of huge cats adds to the allure?

  • Best Time: October – June
  • Railway Station – Umaria
  • Nearest Airport – Jabalpur Airport
  • Highlights of Place – The Wildlife sanctuary
  • Food – NA

17. Goa – Beaches, Sunsets, And Crazy Nights

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Nothing matches the thrill of an all-night party in Goa, then waking up to the sound of the sea and your own thoughts, right.

  •  Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Margao
  • Nearest Airport – Goa International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Beaches, Restaurants, Nightlife.
  • Food – Goan Fish Curry

18. Darjeeling, West Bengal – Queen of The Himalayas

hill station darjeeling in india
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Then there’s Darjeeling, which is nestled in West Bengal’s northern reaches and is a sight to behold. Knowing Darjeeling is to love Darjeeling, and if you find yourself in Bengal, here is the place to go. It is the best place in India to visit in December.

  • Best Time: September – December
  • Railway Station – Darjeeling Joy Ride
  • Nearest Airport – Bagdogra Airport
  • Highlights of Place – The beautiful Himalayas
  • Food – Kwati

19. North Sikkim, Sikkim

beautiful place of india north sikkim
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While Sikkim has long been a dream destination for tourists, North Sikkim is simply too lovely to pass up. Tsomgo Lake, Gurudongmar Lake, high passes, snow-capped peaks, and all the beautiful sunrises are all fantastic additions to your “Been there, done that” list.

  • Best Time: April – December
  • Railway Station – Jalpaiguri
  • Nearest Airport – Bagdogra
  • Highlights of Place – Chungthang has rich biodiversity and is indeed a gift of nature to North Sikkim
  • Food – Khapse

20. Tamenglong, Manipur 

Tamenglong in manipur
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Manipur’s wild beauty isn’t anything you’d want to miss out on! Plus, for non-vegetarians, there’s some fantastic stuff that’ll set your mouth on fire. God’s appeal to virgin, pristine regions is unmistakable!

  • Best Time: October – April
  • Railway Station – Khongsang Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport – Tulihal International Imphal Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Tamenglong is known as the land of Hornbill as many of its species can be found here.
  • Food – Hathei Chilli

21. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 

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“Benaras is older than history, tradition, and even legend, and seems twice as old as all of them put together,” wrote Mark Twain of Banaras. To truly comprehend the essence of Uttar Pradesh, you must visit the holy city of Kashi at least once and soak in its splendor. 

  • Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Varanasi Junction railway station
  • Nearest Airport – Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Holy temples
  • Food – Chena Dahi Vada.

22. Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

double decker living root bridge cherrapunji
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Dense forests, spotless villages, and one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural marvels. This isn’t anything you’d want to miss out on in your life!

  • Best Time: Jan – August
  • Railway Station – Shillong
  • Nearest Airport – Guwahati
  • Highlights of Place – Double decker root bridge
  • Food – NA

23. Lunglei, Mizoram – A simpler paradise

Lunglei Mizoram of india
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This great experience that can be experienced in Mizoram is made up of clouds, hills, and an excellent climate all year. When looking through a Mizo family album, you think to yourself, “Damn! They have lived their entire lives in a Holiday.”

  • Best Time: October – June
  • Railway Station – Silchar
  • Nearest Airport – Singerbhil Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Lunglei is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting. 
  • Food – Chamthong

24. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

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Then there’s Maharashtra, with all of its silken Sahyadri splendor, with all of its magnificent waterfalls, mist, clouds, green water, and tranquility. Check off Bhandardara on your Maharashtra Travel Bucket List!

  • Best Time: June – March
  • Railway Station – Igatpuri
  • Nearest Airport – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Waterfall
  • Food – NA

25. Borra caves, Visakhapatnam

borra caves
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While the Visakhapatnam-Araku circuit is also worth visiting, the Borra caverns should not be overlooked. The stalagmite structures in this naturally formed cave are stunning, and the damp scent that pervades the caves is a gift from nature. Check this off your list if you want to appreciate Andhra’s beauty!

  • Best Time: Feb – April
  • Railway Station – Borra Guhalu Railway station
  • Nearest Airport – Visakhapatnam
  • Highlights of Place – Caves
  • Food – NA

26. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 

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The southernmost point of India is a lovely voyage of stunning beaches, vibrant sunrises and sunsets, and a photographer’s paradise. Winters are an excellent time to visit if you don’t want to be grilled!

  • Best Time: October – February
  • Railway Station – Kanyakumari
  • Nearest Airport – Trivandrum International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – The beach and Temple
  • Food – Kothu

27. Mokokchung, Nagaland 

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Nagaland is a stunningly picturesque state with mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and mountain passes. The cuisine is delicious, and the people are much more so. Mokokchung is a high-altitude town where you can enjoy picturesque isolation and peace for a few days.

  • Best Time: October – June
  • Railway Station – Mariani
  • Nearest Airport – Jorhat
  • Highlights of Place – Mokokchung is known as the ‘intellectual and cultural capital’ of Nagaland. 
  • Food – local Naga food

28. Golden Temple, Amritsar

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If you visit Punjab, don’t miss out on India’s timeless beauty, the abode of purity and tranquility. At the Sarovar, you can sit and think for hours; you can listen to the Baani at 4 a.m. and feel completely at ease. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Golden Temple.

  • Best Time: All Year 
  • Railway Station – Amritsar railway station
  • Nearest Airport – Amritsar
  • Highlights of Place – The Golden Temple
  • Food – Langar

29. Unakoti, Tripura 

unakoti tripura
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Massive rock-cut structures The architecture of Shiva and Parvati carved out of a 30-foot towering rock sculpture, is a sight to behold. Tea farms are also found in the state, which, while not as large as those in Darjeeling, are nonetheless worth seeing.

  • Best Time: October – April
  • Railway Station – Kumarghat
  • Nearest Airport – Kamalpur
  • Highlights of Place – Stone Carvings
  • Food – NA

30. Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep

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Kadmat Island is one of Lakshadweep’s most beautiful tourist destinations, known for its coastline lagoon, sea turtles, and coral reef with seagrass. Scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling are popular tourist activities on the island, which is bordered by Kavaratti Island.

  • Best Time: September – February
  • Railway Station – NA
  • Nearest Airport – Agatti Airport, 
  • Highlights of Place – Pristine Turquoise Colored Beaches
  • Food – Typical Kerala Cuisines

31. Japanese Garden, Chandigarh

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You may be familiar with Chandigarh’s Rock Garden, but the Japanese Garden is the city’s newest tourism attraction. In Sector 31, there is a Japanese Garden with an underground tunnel, a Buddha idol, a pagoda, and golden bamboo.

  • Best Time: November – March
  • Railway Station – NA
  • Nearest Airport – Chandigarh International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – The Japanese Garden
  • Food – NA

32. Diu Fort, Daman and Diu

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The Portuguese erected the Diu Sea Fort, which has a spectacular view of the sea. The fort is a popular tourist attraction in Diu and has been designated as one of India’s seven wonders.

  • Best Time: Jan – April
  • Railway Station – Veraval
  • Nearest Airport – Diu Airport
  • Highlights of Place – The Diu Fort
  • Food – Jetty Roll

33. Dudhni Lake, Dadra, And Nagar Havel

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Silvassa, the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, is home to Dudhni Lake, which was formed on the Madhuban Dam’s reservoir. A water sports complex, boating service, and an excellent Shikara ride are all available on the lake. 

  • Best Time: All year 
  • Railway Station – Vapi
  • Nearest Airport – Nashik
  • Highlights of Place – The Lake
  • Food – Khatta Mittha Bhaat

34. Ruined Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi

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On Mehrauli Badarpur Road, the ruined Tughlaqabad Fort is one of Delhi’s priceless neglected monuments. The abandoned fort is made out of large stone fortifications with rainwater tanks.

  • Best Time: All Year
  • Railway Station – New Delhi Railway Station Gate 2
  • Nearest Airport – Indra Gandhi International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – The Ruins of the Fort
  • Food – NA

35. Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry

Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry
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Chunnambar Boat House is located 8 kilometers from Puducherry and is one of the union territory’s lesser-known houseboat services. This is one of Pondicherry’s most beautiful locations, known for its boathouse tourism, houseboat cruises, and water sports.

  • Best Time: October – March
  • Railway Station – Villupuram
  • Nearest Airport – Puducherry Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Boathouse
  • Food – NA

36. Neil Island, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands

Neil Island
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Neil Island is Andaman’s newest tourist destination and greatest leisure spot. This little and lovely island is teeming with marine life and makes for an excellent eco-tourism destination in India. The island is one of the best places in India to visit.

  • Best Time: September – April
  • Railway Station – NA
  • Nearest Airport – Veer Savarkar International Airport
  • Highlights of Place – Pristine Turquoise Colored Beaches
  • Food – NA