Lucid and diverse in culture, heritage, cuisines and language, India is endowed or would I say blessed with a number of assorted destinations full of amazing hill stations, exotic beaches, lively cities, places of historical importance, breathtaking lakes and rivers, enormous mountains and eternal deserts. All these top 10 tourist places in India for foreigners unravels the eccentricity of your traveling experience by going deep into the core of our incredible India. The central attraction of the offbeat corners around India lies in the curiosity to explore the unexplored and what lies beyond. The authenticity of these places provide with surrealistic natural beauty and sight capturing exquisite spectacle.
Every foreigner ask themselves, what is India’s best tourist spot?
For the travelers who wish to range over outlandish sites, India is bestowed with, a compilation of offbeat places.
Top 10 best places to visit in India for foreigners:
1. Rann of Kutch – Gujarat
Situated in Gujarat, it is the world’s largest salt desert measuring up to 16,000 sq. km. The Great Rann of Kutch, a heaven of sparkling white splendor, the blindingly white sand and an abode for travelers. When the night comes, the moon shines as bright as the sun, reflecting its soulful echo into the colossal extent of deserted sand making the particles look no less than absolute gems.
One of the entry points to Rann of Kutch is Ekal Ka Rann is about 80 kilometers from Bhuj. Although Bhuj is well connected by road and rail transport. So, I say pack your bags and run to this astonishing geological creation, the must-visit tourist spot in India.
2. Spiti Valley – Leh Ladakh
Far up the Indian peninsula lies a rugged miracle of nature called the Spiti Valley, a unique blend of a cold desert and a valley. The name Spiti adheres itself to the meaning, The Middle Land, the land between Tibet and India. It is located in the Northeastern part of Himachal Pradesh. The way to Spiti is one of Asia’s greatest road trips that attract a steady number of motorcyclists, mountain bikers and four-wheelers.
Also, look out for the hype considering adventurous trek and jeep safaris. Moreover, throwing light upon the delightful aura of Spiti, it takes you to a spellbound tour accompanied by an endless line of snow cladded Himalayan range with clear flowing rivers surrounded by green pasture lands and meadows.
Although being a comparatively remote place than the other destinations in Himachal, buses do run over the Kunzum La from Manali from mid-June to mid-October, and the road from Kinnaur is favorably always open. A particular add on to the fascinating beauty of this place is the inhibited Buddhist culture that provides the utmost peace you need in all realms. Ideal time to visit is during summer season.
3. Khajjar – Himachal Pradesh
A place to visit in winter in India that rests in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, about 6500 above sea level is a marvel in disguise. It is popularly known as Mini Switzerland because it bears topographical resemblance with Switzerland. A place which is a rare combination of forest, lake and pasture, is one of the most exclusive destinations to be visited. One of the interesting activities to look forward to is to wander in the dense deodar and pine forests, much of excitement isn’t it? Surrounded by green lush meadows, the Khajjar Lake lies in the center of it.
One of the best hill stations in India offers trekking facilities that start 6 kilometers from Khajjar on the Dalhousie-Khajjiar road and ends at Pholani Devi Temple at Dainkund.
4. Cherrapunji – Meghalaya
The only place in India that has only one season – Monsoon, yes we are talking about the wettest place on the earth as declared by the Guinness book of world records. Ensconced in mystical valleys and floating clouds, the variety of flora especially the rare orchids found in Cherrapunji has to be seen to be believed.
A 58 km steep motorable road from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya leads up to Cherrapunji although buses and taxis also ply to this area. The Mawsmai Falls, few km ahead of Cherrapunji is one of the Majestic Attraction spots in Meghalaya. All the more, the caves and the living root bridges; a genuine geographical phenomenon is quite a show.
5. Dzuko Valley
Among the most surrealistic valleys here is one that is a feast for the eyes, an almost paradise also known as Valley of Flowers of the Northeast. Situated in the border of the two states Manipur and Nagaland it is inhabited by the Angami or the Mao tribe. One of the beautiful tourist places in India for foreigners for its unbelievable natural beauty, including the seasonal flowers, a rare Dzukou Lily and overall flora and fauna spread across the green valley has a charm of its own.
A number of treks are organized for the visitors by tour operators of the districts. Walking through valleys filled with exotic flowers surrounding by Emerald green hills is a call for travelers looking for breathtaking a picturesque view.
6. Nubra Valley – Leh
Nubra Valley a high altitude cold desert also called the Moonland is the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated about 150 km from Leh contrasting to its geographical condition it was originally known as the Orchard of Ladakh and was known as Ldumra which means the Valley of Flowers. The Nubra and Shyok rivers flowing alongside the Valley, adds to its already pleasing scene making it and even more pristine form of paradise. One of the major attractions spots in Leh Ladakh, Nubra offers adventure things to do like trekking, camel safari, Quad biking and more.
It is not just the scenic beauty of Nubra which attracts tourists; the valley is predominantly Buddhist and boasts of several centers of Buddhist learning. The best time to visit is from June to August and can be reached via the Khardung La pass, the highest motorable pass in the entire world.
7. Chandipur Beach – Orissa
Located in Orissa one of nature’s Bizarre wonders, this beach showcases a unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else. The reason why it is also known as the Hide and seek beach is due to the fact that the Sea recedes massively from the shore up to 5kms during high tide.
The hide and seek of the sea comes to play twice a day, seeing the sea disappear and then return is an unforgettable experience. The best honeymoon destination in India also offers a peaceful ambiance one desires accompanied by a scene of delightful sand dunes and fresh wind rushing across the beach.
8. Varkala – Kerala
A coastal town located amidst the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerela is one of the few destinations that offer a variety of tourist attractions from beaches to ancient monuments, from geological amusements to water spouts and spas and from Ayurveda treatment centers to paragliding.
Varkala is a mixture of several entertainments in one single entity. Being one of the few places where the cliffs are adjacent to the Arabian Sea, travelers are thrilled by its unique geological formation. Varkala indeed presents a package deal of a relaxing yet enlightening vacation.
7 days 6 nights Kerala tour packages with boat house stay.
9. Gokarna – Karnataka
Famous for its laid back and untouched beaches, Gokarna is a destination of supreme worth. In the state of Karnataka, referred to as a less commercial version of Goa is apt for a chilled out beach holiday. The best place to take resort in Gokarna is the very traditional thatched bamboo huts arranged by various agencies. One of the most visit places in India by foreigners also offers adventure trekking activity.
Travelers can also enjoy surfing activities in the Main beach. Gokarna is originally Hindu pilgrimages center with a couple of temples, that come out alive during the festivals times.
10. Sandakphu – West Bengal
Reputed as the highest point of West Bengal, Sandakphu is situated 11,941 feet above Darjeeling. The most appealing factor of Sandakphu is the clear view of the four highest peaks in the world. Treks and camping arrangements are taken care of by the local travel operators during seasonal timings. One can expect to see the Wildflower blooms and exotic birds.
The best place for a solo trip to India for vacation. The magnificently colorful and bright forest gives birth to several kinds of Rhododendrons, Giant Magnolia, Orchids and Spruce.
So I guess it’s high time to get faded into the Wilderness of Nature’s Wonders and experience a great loop of undiscovered hideouts waiting to be deciphered; as they say Not all who wander are lost.