Four Places In India That You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Lifetime
Travel is good for your mind, body and soul. And while seeing every country in the world might be on your wish-list, there are a few places in India which you should certainly not miss. We give you a low-down on 4 places that you should add your itinerary. PS – did we mention… they don’t burn a hole in your pocket?
Coorg: Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is a beautiful district in Karnataka in India, famous for its lush forests and gently rolling hills. You can pay a visit to Raja’s Seat or Seat of the King, from where ancient kings of Coorg used to get a magnificent view of the sunset fit for a king. Gaddige Raja’s tomb, Omkareshwara temple, Talacauvery and Madikeri Fort will take you down history lane. And of course the coffee gardens are not to be missed.
Old Delhi: Time stands still in this part of the country. It has a pull for lovers of history and architecture. Old Delhi, located within the national capital New Delhi, was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and was named Shahjahanabad after him. Replete with old world charm and beauty, Old Delhi boasts of three World Heritage Sites, Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb and Qutub Minar. There are also other important places such as Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Lodhi Gardens.
Kerala backwaters: Kerala may be known as God’s own country, but the backwaters comprising Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam and Cochin have earned it the name of Venice of India. Be charmed with a stay in a houseboat, take a fishing trip, drink water off a coconut… this is the best place to take that week of tech detox and connect with Nature as you witness sights which are photo perfect.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Honeymoon trip a la Edward and Bella of Twilight? Book your tickets now and head out to this cluster of islands and islets which are home to a vast variety of flora and fauna. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are counted among the world’s 218 endemic bird areas, with 106 out of the 270 bird species spotted here being endemic. Give bird-watching a whole new meaning or create an adventure you shall never forget by scuba diving into the deep blue water to catch sight of exquisite coral reefs, sharks, turtles, rays, dugongs and a host of other marine life. You might even spot elephants swimming in these islands!