There are some countries in the world that when you visit can end up changing your whole perspective of how you view traveling. And a country like India is one of them. India is an incredibly diverse and huge country with so much to see. So many wonderful places to visit that if your trip to the country is short, you might have a hard time shortlisting some of the places to check out. And yes! There are some places in the country you wouldn’t want to miss having a look at in your India tours.

Think about the ancient temples and the buzzing cities, the flamboyant palaces or even the crumbling forts. Then the huge contrast of the snow-capped peaks to the desert areas. The mighty Himalayas, the tropical beaches, and so on. If you’re not too careful, you may end up choosing the ‘not so electric destinations’ without using a proper guide. Well, this article means to share with you some of the best Indian destinations you will definitely want to check out while in the country. Have a look.

1. The Golden Triangle

When you research about some of the most popular touring site destinations in India, The Golden Triangle pops up just about everywhere. And in most lists, it usually tops the list. And with good reason too. It consists of Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi which are all major cities in the country. These cities are short distances apart and contain some of the most iconic and famous sights in the country. Delhi is jammed with the country’s historical relics while Agra is home to the unmissable Taj Mahal, the most beautiful building in the world. Jaipur is the country’s most flamboyant city with colorful bazaars and imposing forts.

2. Rajasthan

The second destination sight in the list is Rajasthan, the desert state. This city is jammed with extravagant palaces, ancient forts, and the country’s history. You will feast your eyes to some of the most colorful, flamboyant, and regal sights in the world. And these points alone make Rajasthan one place to want to visit when in the country even just for a day.

3. Kerala

Heading to the south of India, you find Kerala, a more laid-back state that offers a complete contrast of what you see in North India. The state is more famous for its gorgeous backwaters. No trip will seem complete having visited Kerala and failed to take a little cruise in the backwaters in the traditional rice barge. The gorgeous beaches, spice plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, rolling tea plantations, and hill stations. You won’t run out of places to visit here.

4. Varanasi

The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the most deeply spiritual places in the world. And so is the country. Varanasi is simply one of the holiest destinations in the country you must visit. It is situated near the Holy Ganges river. So, if you’re looking to understand more about the country’s spirituality, culture, and religion, this is the place to visit.

5. The Indian Himalayas

Well, finally we had to get here eventually, right? The Indian Himalayas is another major touring destination sight in the country. If you’re looking to escape the country’s heat, then how about a quick trip to the cool Himalayas mountain air? You will enjoy the awesome spiritual serenity and some stunning views of the country here. Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, and Manali should top your list when you get here. Words can’t fully express the experience you will feel when you visit this site.