India is home to the Himalayan mountains, large deserts, lush jungles, and tropical beaches. Attractions in India include bustling cities, pristine national parks, rural areas dotted with villages, and world-class monuments and ruins. Get an India visit visa from Dubai and tour this Asian country.
While most travelers visit the most prominent places like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Goa, Rishikesh, and Jaipur, trying out some of the other great destinations that are less known is worthwhile.
Here are the top ten new places to go in India in 2023:
Ladakh is a high-altitude area located on the northern side of India. The region is prominent for its sheer beauty and a culture influenced by Tibet. The perfect time to visit Ladakh is during summer, June to September, as it gets extremely cold and snowy during winter. The major events in Ladakh include the Hemis Festival, which takes place in July, and the Ladakh Festival in September. You can acclimatize to the high altitude for a few days and then start trekking to explore the countryside. You can also visit the Buddhist monasteries to learn more about Ladakh’s culture and the landscape.
Kashmir is full of lakes and waterways, Sufi shrines and Mughal gardens, rivers and mountains, and it’s where Srinagar, India’s most charming city, is located. Srinagar lies in the Kashmir Valley, surrounded by the Himalayas, with the Jhelum River running through the middle of the city. The city is 800 km north of Delhi and is easily accessible by air.
Chandigarh is a planned city prominent for the government buildings designed by the famous French architect Corbusier. The well-maintained buildings take you back to the 1950s and seem to exist in a modernist time capsule. The major attractions in Chandigarh include the Corbusier buildings, Suhkuna Lake, and the freaky Nek Chand’s Rock Garden. From here, you can travel to the mountains of Himachal Pradesh in Punjab, Simla, and other destinations in North India.
4) Kumaon Uttarakhand
Just a few hours from Delhi, Uttarakhand is a mountainous state known for the Corbett Tiger Reserve, trekking, pilgrimage, hill stations, and yoga. Most tourists in Uttarakhand visit the Garwhal side of the state, which hosts the Kumbh Mela, the Yoga capital Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and the Char Dham pilgrimage. On the other side of the state, Kumaon is also worth your time for a peaceful and dazzling rural experience. You get to view the white Himalayan peaks and tour the Nainital, the most famous hill station in Kumaon.
5) Bundi, Rajasthan
Rajasthan, one of India’s most beautiful and popular states, has a well-traveled route that takes you to the most famous towns and cities. The route, however, bypasses some stunning destinations, such as the small city of Bundi, also known as the city of step wells. Bundi has a few evocative medieval architectural marvels, including a palace, fort, and step wells.
6) Shekhawati, Rajasthan
Shekhawati, located north of Jaipur, is a beguiling area well known for elaborately decorated havelis that date back to the time when this area was located on the spice route. Here, you will see many huge homes decorated with carvings and frescoes, amazing temples, forts, and palace hotels.
7) Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Orchha is a small town on the Betwa River in Madhya Pradesh, surrounded by forests and with incredible architecture. Enjoy stunning views from across the river of the Orchha Chattris and the area’s natural settings, and cycle into the countryside.
8) Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore (Mysuru)is only a three hours drive from Bangalore (Bengaluru) and is one of the fancy destinations in South India. The city has seven palaces and historic architecture, hence the name, City of Palaces. UNESCO world heritage of India listed Mysore Palace as one of the most lavish buildings in India. Other destinations includes the Devaraja Market and the Sri Chamundeswari Temple up the Chaumandi Hill.
9) Udupi, Karnataka
Udupi is well known for the ancient Krishna temple and the Dosa, a favorite dish in India and around the world. You can also explore the beautiful beaches, such as the Malpe, the enchanting temples, and the city of Mangalore, a few miles away.
10) Phe Phe Falls, Meghalaya
Also called Phea Phea Falls, the Phe Phe(paradise) Falls is a two-tier waterfall in northeast India in Meghalaya state. The waterfall is about 21 kilometers from Jowai town and 77 kilometers from Shillong, the capital city.