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Top 25 Destinations for Family Vacation in India in 2020

India, Dated on 18/11/2019

India is a truly a land of various cultures, customs and traditions, regal past, spirituality, massive melas and festival celebrations, amazing landscapes, brilliant architecture, and the list goes on. There is so much to see and do in India.

Here are the list of Top 25 Destinations for Family Vacation in India to explore.

1. Taj Mahal - Symbol of Love

Taj Mahal The white marble monument mausoleum is an epitome of love. It is a world renowned monument that has won several titles many times. It also carries the reputation as the symbol of love or monument of love. It holds the last remains of the Emperor Shah Jehan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal for whom he constructed this massive white monument.

There are inscriptions in Arabic done in precious stones and black marble, a charbagh garden system, four minarets, and many floors and much more. You should visit India at least once to witness the Taj Mahal. It is one of the top reasons to visit India.

Top Attractions to explore in Taj Mahal are Taj Heritage Walk, Taj Museum,Taj Mahotsav and Mughal Architecture.

Best time to Visit - Sunrise to Sunset/ Full moon View Remains closed on Fridays. No night view during month of Ramadan.

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2. Varanasi – Sacred Pilgrimage Site

Varanasi This famous city on the banks of the River Ganga is also called Kashi. It is one of the top famous pilgrimage sites in India. There are several different spiritual ceremonies and rituals by people and saadhus. The Ghats of Varanasi are famous for lighting of Diyas, Ganga Aarti ceremony and is best seen when illuminated with diyas over the water at evening. There is also a lot to shop here as the place is famous for Benaras Silks and you get only vegetarian cuisine in most of the spiritual town.

Top Attractions to explore in Varanasi are Ghats of Varanasi, Ganga Aarti at Dusk, Dashashwamedh Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Boat ride on River Ganges

Best time to Visit: November – February. Participate in the massive Ganga Mahotsav celebrations in November.

How to Reach:-

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Agra / New Delhi (Distance 50 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Varanasi and Mughal Sarai Railway Station (Distance 18 km)
  • By Road: Inter-city buses ply through Varanasi connecting to surrounding cities.

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3. Great Rann of Kutch

Kutch This vast salt desert is one of the largest salt desert of the world in a district called Kutch in Gujarat. It is known for the wetland that has peacock, deer, antelope, etc. However, winter is so cold and chilly that the marsh dries up and all that is seen is dry desert sands. It is a mesmerizing sight though it is a barren and forbidden land. There are culture programs, cuisine, amusement parks, camel rides, and beaches. View best full moon sight over the white sands.

Top Attractions to explore in Kutch are Dholavira, Kutch Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kutch Bustard Sanctuary

Best time to Visit: July – February. Participate in the Rann of Kutch Winter Festival through November to February.

How to Reach:-

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Kandla Airport (Distance 100 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest is the Bhachau Railway Station (Distance 80 km)
  • By Road: Hire special tourist cabs to reach the Kutch desert. Buses ply from Bhuj to Kutch.

4. Tawang – Mountain Town of Asia

Tawang This is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking sites to make you feel that you’re in heaven. Locally called ‘Dawang’ this place is dotted with Buddhist monks, monasteries and is popular as the place where the Dalai Lama was born. It is a scenic hilly area situated at a very high region of nearly 3050 meters above sea level. You can find the nature and experience peace and spirituality at the same time. Also, the cuisine here is different from most regions in the country and famous foods, so try it.

Top Attractions to explore in Tawang are Tawang Monastery, Tawang War Memorial, Gorichen Park, Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Falls, Sela Pass & Sela Lake and Tipi Orchid Sanctuary

Best time to Visit: Anytime of the Year. Winters are freezing cold but good for skiing and spotting snow animals. Participate in the popular Horbill festival during November – December.

How to Reach:-

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (Distance 170 km). Take a cab to reach Tawang approximately takes 16 hours by car and distance of 160 – 170 km.
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is at Tezpur, Assam (Distance km)
  • By Road: It is a rough road so lengthy and hectic journey by road.

5. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park This lush green abundance of nature found in Assam is famed for housing the one-horned rhino. It is a vast forest that takes parts of three separate districts in this north eastern state. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of wildlife reserve in India.

Other animals you can spot here include a large number of tigers as it is a tiger reserve, Asiatic elephants, leopards, and wild buffaloes. It is also a great place for bird watching, elephant rides, and has famous night and daytime safaris in jungle.

Top Attractions to explore in Kaziranga National Park are Jeep Safari - Kaziranga Kohora - Vaisamari, Manas National Park, Elephant Ride and Dunga Watchtower

Best time to Visit: November – March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Guwahati International Airport (Distance 217 km) and Jorhat Airport (Distance 97 km)
  • By Rail: Furkating Railway Station (Distance 75 km), Guwahati Railway Station (Distance 240 km) and Jorhat Railway Station (Distance 90 km)
  • By Road: Hire a cab / taxi/ private or public buses / mini bus service to reach the National Park Main Gate on NH 37 that connects to major surrounding towns and cities in Assam.

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6. Darjeeling – Queen of Hill Stations

Darjeeling Situated at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level set amidst mountains and vast green landscape, aromatic tea plantations with amazing views of sunrise and nature. It is one of the hill stations you can escape to from the busy monotony of life, bustling and polluted cities, and for a perfect introspection vacation. See the tea plucking process of Darjeeling tea renowned all over the world. The Toy Train is a famous ride and is also recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is cable car ride that is longest in Asia at Darjeeling Rangeet Valley.

Top Attractions to explore in Darjeeling are Darjeeling Passenger Ropeway, Botanical Gardens and Zoo, Buddhist Monasteries, Batasia Loop, and Tiger Hill

Best time to Visit: Avoid traveling to this place in December – January with extreme cold climate and also during monsoon season as there can get landslides and heavy downpour blocking roads.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Baghdogra near Siliguri (Distance 38 km)
  • By Rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station Mathura (Distance 62 km). Travel by Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train is a fantastic experience to reach Darjeeling.
  • By Road: Hired Taxi to reach destination from the Airport time 3 hours.

7. Mysore - The City of Palaces

Mysore The southern city of Mysore is synonymous with the world famous Mysore Palace that mesmerizes anybody visiting the populated region in Karnataka state. During the Britsh Raj, the palace city was one of the three Princely States where Dusherra is celebrated with fervor and the palace is grandly illuminated.

The rich city also boasts of famous Mysore Silk which is worn by rich women in India, sandalwood, an expensive type of wood, and is culturally rich heritage of regal past. It is situated amidst the scenic surroundings called Chamundi hills.

Top Attractions to explore in Mysore are Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeshwari Temple, Somanathapura Temple, and Amusement Theme GRS Fantasy Park

Best time to Visit: Any season throughout the year.Be there during Dusherra festival Sept – Nov when city gears up for energetic lavish celebrations.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Mysore Airport; Bangalore Airport (170 km) Coimbatore Airport (140 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest is Mysore Railway Station
  • By Road: Drive from Bangalore to Mysore by car is enthralling ride to view the scenery.

8. Rishikesh - World's Yoga Capital

Rishikesh The hub of adventure sports activities started as a quaint town in the foothills of the famous Himalayan ranges. It was a spiritually rich place with sadhus, gurus, rishis, etc. holding Ayurveda skills and yoga n meditation workshops to teach it to others. It was well known for the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram which is now popular as ‘the Beatles Ashram’ in the 1960s after they wanted to learn TM at Rishikesh.

Now the town is famous all over the world for white river rafting activities, ziplining, and high bungee jumping points in Asia. It is one top reason to visit India for. Few of many attractions are given here.

Top Attractions to explore in Rishikesh are Geeta Bhawan, Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Participate in Adventure Sports, and White River Rafting at Rishikesh

Best time to Visit: October – March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (Distance 35 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Haridwar (Distance 25 km)
  • By Road: Inter-city buses or taxi from Dehradun.

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9. Jaipur - Pink City of Rajasthan

Jaipur This land of the Rajputanas does not need an introduction with palaces, forts, hills, shopping places, and hotels. This single city is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It showcases the regal past of the rulers of bygone era also has modernized infrastructure buildings.

There are countless interesting things to do in Jaipur so you have to make few trips here. You get a birds eye view of the city with the hot air balloon ride with SkyWaltz, witness the grandeur of resplendent architectural brilliance and taste lip smacking Rajasthani cuisine with warm friendly hearts.

Top Attractions to explore in Jaipur are Amber Palace / Amer Fort, Jaipur City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal

Best time to Visit: October - March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Jaipur International Airport.
  • By Rail: Indian Railways has many connecting trains to Jaipur Railway Station. Famous Trains to Jaipur are Shatabdi Express and Palace on Wheels Luxury Train.
  • By Road: Inter-city and inter-state buses to and fro surrounding cities. RSRTC buses, taxis, and cabs to get to city from Airport / Railway station.

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10. Gangtok – Land of Mountains & Clouds

Gangtok This little state of Sikkim is full of amazing experiences Tibetan culture, home to an institute for Tibetan studies and the place where you can see the amazing views of the third highest peak in the world – Mt. Kanchenjunga. The Gangtok can be said that it is the entrance to Sikkim and the place which has the base camp for the Himalayan mountain climbers/ trekkers. The name of the hill station set amidst the Himalayan ranges literally translates to ‘hilltop’ . The best view is areal view by traveling across in a cable car.

Top Attractions to explore in Gangtok are Namgyal Monastery, Nathu La Pass, Tsomgo Lake and Ganesh Tok

Best time to Visit: October – March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (Distance 125 km) Then take Taxi or Helicopter (4 hrs.)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station New Jalpaiguri Rlwy Station, Siliguri (Distance 120 km)
  • By Road: Buses and taxis ply from airport or railway station to Gangtok. (approx. 4 hrs.)

11. Amritsar – The Lake and Golden Temple

Amritsar The famous temple called Haraminder Sahib which is famously known as ‘the Golden Temple’ alongside a lovely waterbody is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. The city takes the name from the lake that is from ancient era Amrit Sagar. Close to many tourist attractions this famous Punjabi city is now a hub for tourism, hospitality, agriculture and trade in North India.

Top Attractions to explore in Amritsar are Guru ke Mahal, Hall Bazaar, Jallianwala Bagh, Heritage Walk at Amritsar and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum.

Best time to Visit: Throughout the Year

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Amritsar Station.
  • By Road: Inter-city buses, state run buses, autorickshaws, cycles and taxi / cab.

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12. Udaipur - Crown Jewel of Rajasthan

Udaipur Also famous as the Rajashan’s City of Lakes this fascinating city will enthrall you with the amazing palaces and lakes especially the Lake Pichola. The scenic quiet waters offers an excellent getaway into the nature around when you take a boat ride on this white lake in the Jewel of Mewar.

It is surprising to find so many water bodies - all artificial in the desert state of Rajasthan and most of them connect to the Lake Pichola waters. Although it is known for lakes there are a number of palaces that will amaze your senses in this city.

Top Attractions to explore in Udaipur are Eklingji Temple, City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Boat ride on Lake Pichola, and Visit the Vintage Car Museum

Best time to Visit: October - March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Dabok Airport (Distance 25 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Stations: (Distance 2.5 km) Rana Pratab Nagar Railway Station Udaipur City Railway Station
  • By Road: Inter-city buses ply to surrounding cities. Take Tuk-tuk or cab to get around there.

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13. Hampi – The Temple Town

Hampi This site in Karnataka has structures and ruins dating back to fifteenth century in the then capital city called Vijayanagar (1343 - 1565). It is situated on the scenic banks of River Tungabhadra and walking around you’ll find old ruins, structures, boulders, and temples in this Group of Monuments recognized by UNESCO. Due to the number of important temples it still holds the title as ‘Temple town’ and was also called ‘Pampa,’ Brahma’s daughter. The city was ruled by several dynasties including Krishna Deva Raya during the Vijayanagara Empire.

Top Attractions to explore in Hampi are Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, Monkey Temple, and Lotus Palace

Best time to Visit: October – February. Participate in the 3-day festival of Hampi during October – November.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Bellary Airport (Distance 60 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Hospet Junction (Distance 13 km)
  • By Road: Inter-city/state A/C buses sleeping coach ply through Hampi.

14. Jaisalmer – The Golden City

JaisalmerFamous for the top tourist attraction in India – the Jaisalmer Fort, the desert city is nicely called as per the color of the golden sands reflecting the sunlight. Moreover, it is also known by that name because of the golden buildings color of sandstone. This place is full of sand dunes and camel rides are the most common way to get around here. There are also old havelis that are preserved for their olden architecture after so many centuries. If there is one reason to visit India then it must be for the camping under night skies in the exotic desert heritage culture.

Top Attractions to explore in Jaisalmer are Desert Safari, National Parks, Jain Temples, Gadisar Lake, Kuldhara Village and Jaisalmer Fort.

Best time to Visit: October – February. Participate in the Jaisalmer Desert festival in February 17th – 19th 2019.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Jodhpur is nearest airport. Take cab and enjoy the mesmerizing view on the way. 4 – 5 hrs
  • By Road: Auto ply from 8 am to 8 pm only. Hire a Bike for Rs.1000/- ; Cab for 4 costs Rs.3000/-; or ride a Cycle. Autos and Tongas ply within the Fort area.
  • By Rail: Jaisalmer Railway Station is closest. Auto-rickshaw takes 40 – 50 Rupees to reach Center.

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15. Andaman Islands in Blue Seas

Andaman Islands This little heaven within the blue Arabian sea is a archipelago with connecting ferries. The famous tourist attractions here include the Havelock island, capital of port blair and neil island. It is popular for having calm beaches where you can enjoy the view of the ocean in the white sandy beaches to relax here. it is a great scenery to witness the beaches lined with date palm trees that gives the best holiday experience here. other top activities for visitors include jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling.

Top Attractions to explore in Andaman Islands are Neil and Ross Island, Radhanagar Beaches, Havelock Island and Kaala Paani / Cellular Jail

Best time to Visit: October – May. Be there for the famous beach festival for 3 days in Andaman & Nicobar islands during April.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
  • By Road: Inter-city buses connect cities to Port Blair. Hire a Bike or Car/ Auto-rickshaw or Taxi.
  • By Water: Innumerable ferrying service for traveling to and fro various islands almost every hour.

16. Alleppey – Houseboat Cruise on Backwaters

Alleppey The famous gateway to several water canals also known as Allapuzza in Kerala has several types of houseboats to enjoy on. You might find it expensive especially during peak season but it is worth the trip of nature. You can also explore the place in other pollution free vehicles such as bicycle and boat.

The houseboats are huge and go through main channels but the smaller boats will help you see the real village life by water. The most famous place is definitely the Vembanad beach. You can also see some of the oldest churches set up by the apostle St. Thomas.

Top Attractions to explore in Alleppey are Marari Beach, Karumadikuttan, Krishnapuram Palace, and Pathiramanal Island

Best time to Visit: September – March. Participate in the innumerable culture festivals of Kerala held during these months.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport (Distance 58 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Alappuzha Railway Station
  • By Road: Inter-city buses, state run buses, taxi and auto and ply.

17. Leh & Ladakh – The Bikers Passage

Ladakh This land of Himalaya mountains is a quaint but tough tourism region and is mostly famous with the bikers. The Ladakh autonomous hill development councils runs the administration of Leh and not other places of J&K. This paradise of natural ethereal beauty has several tourist attractions, religious monasteries, palaces and monuments, and historical events.

There is Highest Motorable Pass at 5602 meters at Khardung La Pass. Relish all flavors of different countries’ cuisine here – Korean, Chinese and Tibetan. Remember about the snow slides and land slides that at times could be dangerous too.

Top Attractions to explore in Leh & Ladakh are Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, 16th Century Old Tsemo Fort, Statue of Maitreya Buddha, Shanti Stupa Ladakh, Palace of Leh
Best time to Visit: March – June. Witness the Mask Dance Festival at Mid June Festival at Lamayuru Monastery

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Leh Airport (IXL) (Distance 45 km)
  • By Rail: Closest to Jammu Tawi Railway Station (Distance 700 km)
  • By Road: From Airport /Rlwy Stn. Hire Taxi/Cab or travel to Leh on motorcycle or bicycle.

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18. Kashmir – Snow Capped Himalayas

Kashmir The beautiful heaven on earth as it is popularly called is full of white snow and abundance of nature. The hills covered with snow and adventure sports will take you to another realm. You can sight wildlife, green vegetation, world famous mountain peaks, and the melting glaciers. There are also meadowed landscapes, monasteries, and blue lakes that will leave you mesmerized. Take part in river rafting, ice skiing, paragliding, golfing, trekking, and also camping for a memorable Kashmir trip.

Top Attractions to explore in Kashmir are Visit the nearby Leh Ladakh, Khardung La Pass, Himalayan, Karakoram & Pir Panjal mountain range, Amarnath Yatra and Vaishno Devi pilgrimage sites, and Kashmir Valley, Gulmarg, Shalimar Bagh & Dal Lake.

Best time to Visit: February – May (Summer Season) Winter gets blanket of snow and makes difficult air travel and water freezes. Monsoons is not a good time to visit the valley.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Srinagar International Airport (SXR).
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Jammu Tawi Railway Station.
  • By Road: Inter-city buses ply through Srinagar or by Cab. Horse drawn carriage is famous here.

19. Jodhpur – Gateway to Thar Desert

JodhpurThe Blue City of Rajasthan is synonymous with the massive Mehrangarh Fort and is popularly titled due to the blue houses. It has many famous havelis, temples, and is well known for tasty cuisine and sweets, lakes and lanes with stalls for shopping. It is situated near the famous Jaswant Thada or Umaid Bhawan Palace and was the capital of Marwar region initially. The magical city has a landmark clock tower and street vendors, accommodation stays for tourists making it a busy city tourist place.

Top Attractions to explore in Jodhpur are Flying Fox, Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower

Best time to Visit: October – February. Participate in the 2 days World Sufi Spirit Festival on February 22nd / 23rd 2019.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Agra / New Delhi (Distance 50 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Mathura (Distance km)
  • By Road: Inter-city buses ply through Mathura.

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20. McLeod Ganj – The Little Lhasa

McleodganjThis quaint famous hill station in Northern India is a top trekking point and tourist destination in India. You can find a lot of Tibetan culture with influences of the British. The abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is abundant with culture, vegetation, greenery and mesmerizing hilly landscape. Situated in the tourist populated Himachal Pradesh with snow capped mountains it also houses the famous quaint Dal Lake and also Triund Hill where many events take place. It is best for picnicking and photography.

Top Attractions to explore in Mcleodganj are Tsuglagkhang Complex, Namgyal Monastery, Tibetan Museum, Bhagsu Falls, and Triund Hill

Best time to Visit: October – June (Summer and Winter). Participate in winter festivals Himachal Winter Carnival & Tibetan New Year in Feb /March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Gaggal Airport (Distance 30 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Kangra Mandir Rlwy Stn. (Distance 25 km)
  • By Road: Inter-city State run buses ply to McLeodgang or by Taxi.

21. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park This vast national park is spread over 500 sq. kilometers with all kinds of land like river belts, hilly region, grasslands, marshy wetlands and green landscape. It was previously called Hailey National Park when first established in 1936 and this is the wildlife reserve that launched the Project Tiger in India. It allows overnight stay in the wild park, an open jeep safari, and also elephant safari on top of an elephant. It gives the adrenaline rush for a wildlife thrill you want in the abundance of wild animals.

Top Attractions to explore in Jim Corbett National Park are Bijrani Jeep Safari in Wildlife Zone, Dhangarhi Museum near Entry Gate, and Photography / Bird Watching at Kosi River

Best time to Visit: November – March. Closed during monsoons from mid June to mid November.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Dehradun Airport, Uttarakhand (Distance 150 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Ramnagar (Distance 1.5 km) 5 minute walk.
  • By Road: Inter-city buses / Uttarakhand Govt. buses ply through Ramnagar.

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22. Ranthambore National Park Tiger Reserve

Ranthambore National ParkUnquestionably this is one of the most popular tiger safari in India. Situated in the famous tourist attraction of Rajasthan – Sawai madhour this national park is known for its tiger population and best wildlife reserves. In addition to the Tiger reserve you can find other rare fauna including Nilgai, wild boar, spotted leopard, chital and sloth bear and various birds of over 250 species. You can also see 50 types of butterflies and other amphibians and reptiles there. It is also a beautiful sight especially at the River Chambal.

Top Attractions to explore in Ranthambore National Park are Jeep Safari to Kachida Valley, Ranthambore Jungle Safari, Ranthambore Fort, and Jogi Mahal

Best time to Visit: October – June. Closed during Monsoon Season.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Jaipur (Distance 150 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Sawai Madhopur (Distance 11 km)
  • By Road: Bus service / self-drive Car / Hired Taxi via Kota-Ranthambore Highway 1.5 km

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23. Mumbai – Formerly called Bombay

MumbaiThe cosmopolitan region with people from various art groups, trades, business and workers called Mumbaikars. The heart for all entertainment – bollywood, music, classical dance, filmy dance, theatre, art, skyr-rise buildings etc. The undying spirit of the people and the success stories make it unique and runs the city of different people – slum dwellers and bollywood icons and all in between like fishermen, industrialists, etc.

Top Attractions to explore in Mumbai are Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Coloba Causeway, and Gateway of India

Best time to Visit: October – March. Participate in multi-cultural 9-day Kala Godha festival of Heritage and Art.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) (Distance 30 km)

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24. Khajuraho – Group of Monuments

KhajurahoThis architectural masterpiece site in the central state of Madhya Pradesh is well known all over the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site group of monuments is situated in Bundelkand area in Khajuraho. It is symbolic example of the medieval times culture of then people. They are a group of Jain temples and Hindu temples have carvings and depict various scenes of passion. It was constructed during 950 – 1050 BE there are now only 20 monuments from 80+ structures in Kajuraho during the Chandela Dynasty.

Top Attractions to explore in Khajuraho are Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Western Group of temples, and Eastern Group of Jain temples

Best time to Visit: October – March. Witness many dance forms including Kathakali, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam at Kajuraho Dance Festival from February 20th – 26th 2019.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Kajuraho (HJR) (Distance 3 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Kajuharo (Distance 6 km)
  • By Road: Inter-city buses connect to other major cities.

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25. Mathura – The Abode of Young Krishna

Mathura Believed to be the land of young Krishna Shri Krishna Janmabhumi is one of the most sacred regions in the country. The place he was born and grew is now a tourist attraction drawing crowds from around the world. There is a temple with Krishna & Radha’s idols built in this place. Other two important temples from many other temples dedicated to Lord Krishna are the Gita Mandir and the Dwarkadeesh Temple. The old crumbling ruins are the same with old architecture, and local snacks like chat and kachori.

Top Attractions to explore in Mathura are Dwarkadeesh Temple, and Gita Temple with inscriptions of Bhagwad Gita

Best time to Visit: October – March. Participate in the festivals of Holi and Janmashtami is celebrated with gusto.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport is Agra / New Delhi (Distance 50 km)
  • By Rail: Nearest Railway Station Mathura (Distance km)
  • By Road: Inter-city buses ply through Mathura.