Top Most Memorable and Romantic Gateways of India
India is the best tourist country with a wide variety of tourist places. All types of tourist places are located in India like religious, heritage, historic, romantic etc. In one word India is a mixture of all variety of tourist places. Let’s know about romantic gateways of India to enjoy a splendid and memorable trip in your life.
The top most romantic gateways of India are Agra, Coorg, Kodaikanal, Ooty, Shimla, and Munnar. These are the top six romantic gateways of India for a memorable holiday trip.
Agra is one of the romantic gateways of India because of the symbol of love Taj Mahal and the chilling weather of Agra. The most prominent places to be visited in Agra are the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri etc.
The first place to be visited is the Taj Mahal. It is the best place to see the architectural styles of Mughal, the beautiful Mehtab Bagh, and the Taj walk etc. Taj Mahal attracts tourists mostly due to its attractive garden with beautiful variant flowers. The marble work of the Taj and architectural styles attract thousands of tourists.
Agra Fort or Red Fort is the second prominent place to be visited in Agra. The massive construction of this Red stone fort and architectural skills attract people. The famous attractions in Red Fort are Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam, Moti Masjid, and Jahangiri Mahal etc. For detailed information you can also read Ultimate Travel Guide to Agra Fort.
Fatehpur Sikri is another architectural Red stone construction by Akbar. The attractions of this monument are Jama Mosque which is still under use, Jodha Bai’s Palace, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti which was dedicated to Salim Chisti.
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The waterfalls, sanctuaries, mountain peaks, backwaters and different Hill stations made Coorg as “Scotland of India” with the romantic chilling weather. Coorg is also one of the gateways of India as well as of South India.
The different waterfalls that entertain tourists are the Abbey falls, Irrupu, Mallali, and Chelavara falls. These waterfalls are present at different spots but these are the best recreational spots to tourist to enjoy a memorable trip. The waterfalls from mountains and different forests attracts tourists.
The famous Hill stations in Coorg, Karnataka are the Ranipuram, Brahmagiri, and the Pushpagiri Hills. These three Hill stations are home to different types of wildlife and birds. Activities allowed here are trekking and safaris to explore the wildlife sanctuary of these Hill stations.
Some other attractions in Coorg are the backwaters like Cauvery Nisargadhama, Valanoor etc. The famous mountain peak here is the Tadiyandomol peak which is famous for Shola forests, grasslands, and streams.
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Kodaikanal is a beautiful and romantic gateway to India due to its pleasant and serenity weather climate and greenery. The famous attractions of Kodaikanal are the waterfalls, valleys, lakes, trekking points, and the different forests.
The famous lakes in Kodaikanal are the Kodai lake and the Berijam lake. Kodai lake attracts a large number of tourists for a refreshing holiday spot. The star-shaped lake was located at the center of the rich green Palani Hills.
The different activities allowed here are cycling, riding horses, ponies, boating etc. Hill-plantain fruits and plums are famous here. The Berijam lake was situated in the upper Palani Hills and it was home for the different type of birds, plants, and fishes. This lake mostly attracts nature lovers and families to enjoy the blissful environment of the lake.
The famous waterfalls in Kodaikanal are the Bear Shola falls, Thalaiyar falls, silver cascade falls, pambar falls, and the Fairy falls etc. Among them, Thalaiyar is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu located in the green slopes of Palani Hills. The valleys of Kodaikanal attract tourists with its lush greenery and pleasant atmosphere. The famous valleys in Kodaikanal are the Green Valley and the Silent Valley.
Other tourist attractions of Kodaikanal are the Pine forest, Kukkal caves, Dolphin’s Nose etc. The adventurous trekking points in Kodaikanal are the Kodi-Palani and the 80-mile round.
Ooty is another memorable and romantic gateway of India due to attractive gardens, lakes, and pleasant atmosphere. The famous tourist attractions in Ooty are the different beautiful lakes, gardens, Kotagiri Hill station and Doddabetta peak etc.
Ooty Botanical garden is famous for different species of herbs, flowers, orchids, and bonsai plants. The major attractions of this garden are the monkey puzzle tree, paperbark tree, and an old fossilized tree. Flower show at this garden in May displays different flowers and rare plant species. Some other famous gardens in Ooty are Ooty rose garden, thread garden etc.
Famous waterfalls in Ooty are the Kalhatti and Catherine falls. The Kalhatti lake is famous for “Birds watchers” and it is the bird’s point view of Ooty. The Catherine falls are the other attraction of Ooty and this waterfalls are beautifully covered with lush greenery. Trekkers can enjoy an adventurous activity in this falls.
Doddabetta peak is the famous peak in Ooty at 2,623 feet height above sea level. This peak is completely covered with dense forests and it is the best place for capturing nature’s beauty. The major attraction of this peak is the “Telescope House” to view the beautiful landscapes of Nilgiris. Some other famous lakes are Ooty lake, Emerald lake, Avalanche lake etc.
The chilling weather and the mountain landscapes made Shimla as a romantic gateway of India. The famous tourist points in Shimla are Scandal point, Tattapani, Himalayan Bird Park, Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary etc.
Scandal point is the famous attraction of Shimla. This scandal point was famous for the beautiful scenic view of Shimla Hill station and the mountains covered with dense forests. Horse ride is famous here and most number of tourists tries horse ride in Scandal point. Tattapani means hot water is a different tourist spot in a small village at Shimla. This place was famous for hot water springs and the Shiva caves.
Himalayan Bird Park is another tourist attraction and it was famous for a colorful and varied collection of Himachal state bird, the Monal Pheasant. Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary is popular for flora and fauna of Shimla. This sanctuary is famous for different variations of wild-life of Shimla. The common animals here are the jackals, monkeys, barking deer, and the leopards. Chadwick is small waterfalls which attract tourists for small picnics.
The famous activities of Shimla are the Ice-skating, Horse riding, and skiing. The famous spot for Skiing in Shimla is the Kurfi and for Horse riding is the Ridge, Kurfi, and some other places.
The aroma from tea estates, different waterfalls, and green covering of city made Munnar as the romantic gateway of India. The famous attractions are the waterfalls, tea estates, sanctuaries, and trekking spots etc. Munnar is the famous hill stations of Kerala.
The streaming and attractive falls of Munnar are the Atukkad falls, Chinnakanal falls, Lakkom falls, and the Cheeyappara falls etc. The Atukkad falls and the Chinnakanal falls are famous for scenic lush greenery beauty and beautiful falls for picnic spots.
The Lakkom falls are ideal for swimming and it was the main tributary of Pampar River. The Cheeyappara waterfalls are the major attraction with seven steps water streams.
The wildlife of Munnar can be explored in Chinnar wildlife and Salim Ali Bird sanctuaries. Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is famous for different medicinal plants, and animals like giant grizzled squirrel, gaur, spotted deer, star tortoise, slender loris etc. The Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is the best place for bird watching lovers and different variety of birds appear here.
Some of the famous points in Munnar are the Photo point, Elephant arrival point, Echo point, and Pothamedu point. These points are famous for different attractive things.
The best activities that can be done here are the trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing in Munnar. Some other famous tourist spots are the Rose garden, Eravikulam National park, Kolukkumalai tea estate etc.