Best Places to Visit in India
India is a country that does not leave indifferent and that can hardly be described in words and has so many Best Places to Visit in India and Famous Places to Visit in India. Not even in pictures. It is a country that changes people. It’s not a topic, it’s true. India’s Invitation will give you the best picture of India to you. I think it affects travelers by popularity that they can see in it, the dignified and positive way that Indians face it and the religiosity present in every second that is spent there. Here you have some of the Best Places to Visit in India.
The small town Hampi is the most famous places in India, in the state of Karnataka. Formerly the town was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Today, many of its remains are still World Heritage by UNESCO. The scenery around Hampi is brutal and the best way to get to know it is by renting a motorcycle and going up some of the hills. We recommend the Monkey Temple, but forget about giving bananas to the monkeys.
The southern state, Kerala is one of the most famous place in India. It is on the west coast and, in addition to miles and miles of tropical beaches, is full of jungles and animals. Culturally it is also very interesting because here you will find Hindu temples, churches, mosques and even synagogues in a state that has them communist (it is full of communist flags everywhere).
Kerala is famous destination to visit in India for Ayurvedic medicine treatments and massages and Khatakali dances, Kerala’s most famous experience is the canoe ride through the Backwaters of Alappuzha or Kottayam. The Backwaters are rivers, lakes and canals surrounded by vegetation and where many people live.
The Vicente Ferrer Foundation (Anantapur)
As many of you know the Vicente Ferrer Foundation is an NGO that works in the State of Andra Pradesh of India. Specifically in the surroundings of the city of Anantapur, one of the driest areas of the country. This NGO was founded by the Catalan Vicenç Ferrer (candidate for Nobel Peace Prize) in 1969. It has more than 155,000 members throughout Spain who support and finance sustainable development projects (Agriculture, microcredit, water management, health and education ). It employs more than 1800 people in various hospitals, schools and projects.
One of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited for more than 3000 years. It is one of the obligatory places if you want to know the authentic India. Varanasi is a sacred city for Hinduism because it passes through the Ganges River, that makes religion permeate everything. It is estimated that about 60,000 people bathe every day in the sacred and the river. So a walk through the Ghats (the stairs leading down to the river) is a must to see the city.
Haridwar and Rishikesh
Haridwar and Rishikesh are the best places to visit in India. Haridwar is in the north of the country, in the state of Uttarakhand. Haridwar signifies the gate to God and also passes the Ganges River for him. Although it is clean here. This village is famous for the Kumbh Mela festival. A festival that is celebrated every 12 years and in 2003 brought together 70 million people. So it is the biggest festival in the world and probably the history of mankind. The next will be held in 2016.
Rishikesh is close to Hariwdar, so if you travel in this area it is a good idea to visit both villages. Rishikesh is the mecca of yoga. Since the Beatles came here to do yoga, the people have seen how each year more and more foreigners came in search of inner peace. The river Ganges also passes through the village and at this point is very clean so it is highly recommended to bathe in it.
Leh is the best destination in India and the capital of India’s northernmost state, Ladahk. Leh is located at 3600 meters high and can only be reached by plane or from Manali by a road that only open summers and reaches more than 5000 meters high. A brutal road, long but highly recommended.
The city, like the entire state of Ladahk, is mainly Buddhist and looks more like Tibet than India. The lunar landscapes and mountains of Ladahk are impressive and make it one of the best places to go hiking.
Goa is the Best Places to Visit in India and the most touristy and smallest state in the country. It is the ideal place if you are looking for beaches and partying. In addition to its beaches, Goa is famous for its hippie markets and trance parties. The normal thing in Goa is to sleep in a cabin above a palm tree in front of the beach, and rent a motorbike to tour the state.
Mc Leod Ganj (near Dharamsala)
When the Dalai Lama had to escape from Tibet in 1959 he came here and since then Leod Ganj has become the capital to the exile of Tibet. Mc Leod is a small village on top of a hill and surrounded by nature and mountains. Here you can learn Tibetan culture in freedom and if you are lucky to attend one of the lectures that the Dalai Lama gives from time to time. The surroundings of the village are also perfect for excursions.
Manali is a village in Northern India at over 2000 meters above sea level. This town is famous among travelers for being the place where those who want to smoke xaras (Indian hash) go. And it is true that there are many people who go there (especially Israeli), but Manali is also a good place from which to do excursions. The forests around the village are beautiful and are made up of giant trees with huge waterfalls. There are also several sites with hot springs. If you are interested you can do climbing or paragliding.
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