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India is full of wonderful holiday destinations. The jaw dropping beauty of those places will  entice you to such an extent that you will forget to return home. It is really a difficult job to decide which one is better than the other. There are numerous places like this and each has a uniqueness in itself. As far as the  holidays are concerned, people want to spend it with peace and total relaxation. Some people prefer hills whereas some consider seaside but ultimately they are the gift of nature. That the universal truth. Here are some beautiful holiday destinations in India where you can spend an ideal holiday.

  1. Shillong, Meghalaya 

Shillong is one of the most beautiful and gifted cities in India in terms of natural beauty. Sometimes it is considered as the Scotland of eastern India. This is not a so-called huge city with enormous technical advancement; rather it’s famous for the precious things that nature has provided to it. The hills, lakes, small waterfalls and most importantly the greenery wins the heart of all the visitors who are hungry for such natural instruments of peace. Shilliong is basically a among the hills. It is one of the most preferred and famous hill stations and holiday destinations in India as well. It is also the state capital of Meghalaya. Apart from the incomparable natural beauty, the culture and heritage will also attract you towards this place. The whole place is truly a thing of beauty and wonder.

  1. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty, the name is very small but the charm and beauty of this place surpasses many eye-dazzling sites that you often get to see. There are very few places which can compete with Ooty in terms of natural beauty and richness. This is also a hill station, and the common people consider it to be the Queen of Hills. And it is rightly called so. There are such things that you will not see anywhere except for this place only. This place is full of natural wonders like lakes, national parks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and of course the hills. Toy train is another special charm of this place. The journey by a toy train in Ooty will surely redeem all your stress you have and will launch you into a world of peace and serenity. The greenery serves as a bonus to the beauty of this place. To sum up, there are hardly any holiday destinations in India with such versatility. 

  1. Darjeeling, West Bengal 

If you think about a particular place where you can spend your precious holidays then Darjeeling is just the ideal place for it. People usually go to Darjeeling in the summer season but one can visit this heavenly place at any point of time. The climate and atmosphere is nothing but fascinating. This is also a hill station just like the above mentioned places. This is located down the hills of Himalaya. The beauty of Himalaya along with the forests and tea fields increase the wonder of Darjeeling. Toy train is another distinguishing feature of this place. The journey by toy train in between of the tea fields is a scene of mesmerizing beauty. The heritage of the local people is also a thing to look out for. The scene of sunrise is a thing of beauty. Darjeeling is indeed one of the best holiday destinations in India.

  1. Goa 

Goa is one of the most loved places where people visit to spend the holidays and specially those people who love the sea. The sea beach in Goa has a very high rank among all the beaches in India. People visit there with their family to spend a well enjoyed holiday. The beauty of sea, the jolly crowd on the sea beach, tasty seafood and also the calm sunset on the verge of the sea is a majestic treat to the eyes. It has become such a phenomena to us that whenever we, the Indians hear the term ‘sea beach’, it reminds us of Goa in the first place. That proves the value and dominance of this place. This is located on the coast of Arabian sea. As a city, this is very developed as well. The population is very less compared to other famous places in India. Maybe this is another behind the peace and prosperity of Goa.

  1. Ladakh

Ladakh is among India’s northernmost locations. It has a matchless beauty. The lakes, mountains, snow, river, vegetation and also the chilling weather add a different level of sensation to the soul of people. It’s like heaven on earth. There are numerous people who visit Ladakh to relish the grandeur of the place. Bikers have a special fascination for this place because of smooth and snakelike roads that it has. It is also the largest union territory in India. The combination of many religions can be seen here. The Buddhist, Hindu as well as the Muslims lives here with peace and harmony. Here you can see unity in diversity which is the essence of India. The scene of sunrise behind the mountain is a thing of true delight. This is also one of the most famous holiday destinations in India.

  1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and also the most beautiful place in the whole state. This place is another one which is renowned for hills. The whole atmosphere and surrounding is amazing. The beauty of snowfall, hills, forests is simply fantastic. The chemistry of oak and pine is a thing of delight to us. There are many historical places as well which are nothing but a perfect work of art and architecture. Christ Church, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies are some of the examples of the interesting places. The name ‘Shimla’ is coined from the name of a goddess whose name is ‘Shyamala Devi‘. The name itself is symbolic of the serenity that the place has. This is another amazing holiday destination in India.

  1. Gangtok, Sikkim 

Gangtok is another favorite holiday destination in India. The name sometimes seems like a foreign but it exists in India. This a place of great wonder and amazement. People from every part of the country come to this place to enjoy their holidays. People from outside of the country also visit this place plenty. That is the specialty of the place. The environment and the climate is the specialty of this place. Among all other things, you will get to taste some of the east Indian foods as well among which Kabab and Momos are the most famous. This place is also famous for hills and forests. There are many monasteries which proves the religiousness among the people here. Overall, Gangtok is a perfect place to spend your holidays happily.

  1. Alleppey, Kerala 

If natural beauty is the main focus then Alleppey in Kerala will surely come in that list. Words can not describe the matchless beauty of this place. Once you go to Alleppey, your heart and soul will burst into revolution on the thought of returning home. This place will numb your human senses with its incomparable richness in terms of beauty. The rivers and all those eye soothing greenery will entice you completely. The sea beach of Alleppey is a sight to watch if you ever visit Kerala. But the most interesting thing in Alleppey is the backwaters. The houseboat ride to the backwaters is simply outstanding. The view and atmosphere of the place is delightful. The combination of wide spread backwater, coconut trees on the edge, the blue sky and gentle breeze is a heavenly site to feel and relish. If you are looking for holiday destinations in India then you must have a close look at Alleppey.

  1. Jaipur, Rajestan

Jaipur is known as the pink city and it is rightly called so. This city is a symbol of excellence when it comes to art, architecture, culture and heritage. The name pink city has basically opted from the colour of the building which are mostly painted as pink. The name is quite significant in that case. Jaipiur is the capital of Rajasthan. Though Rajasthan is mostly mentioned as a place which is very hot and rough. But there are some remarkable places to visit there as well which include Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mahal, Jal Mandir and many more. The people and the culture of the city also add a special value to the beauty of the place. So, Jaipur is also a very interesting holiday destination in India.

  1. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley is the middle land of India and Nepal and that’s how it has gained that same ‘Spiti’. As this place is located in the valleys, the hills and mountains will definitely be an integral part of the beauty of this place. This is a cold place indeed but that doesn’t affect the charm of this place. It is very important in terms of religiousness as well. There are many Buddhist monasteries in this Spiti Valley. Mother nature has blessed this place with all it’s grace. Some of the instances are Chicham Bridge, Dhankar Lake, Kaza, Pin Valley national park, Key Monastery, Tabo Monastery and many more. This is one of those holiday destinations in India which will never bore you no matter how many times you go there. Spiti valley is really an amazing place to spend your vacation.

Subhadeep S

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