India is a country that can hardly be described in words. Not even in pictures. It is necessary to travel through it, live it and feel it in the first person to get an idea. In this article, we are going to talk about top places to visit in India.Visit this site to read articles on Travel.
The southern state of Kerala is one of the most famous in India. It is on the west coast and, in addition to km and km of tropical beaches, it is full of jungles and animals. Culturally it is also very interesting since here you will find Hindu temples, churches, mosques and even synagogues in a state that has them as a communist (it is full of communist flags everywhere).Click here to read articles on Travel.
The small town of Hampi is the most popular destination in the State of Karnataka. In the past the town was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Today many of its ruins that are World Heritage by UNESCO are still preserved. The landscape around Hampi is brutal and the best way to get to know it is by renting a motorcycle and climbing some of the mountains. I recommend the Monkey Temple, but forget about giving bananas to the monkeys, I had to run away chased by a few. My friends still split their asses.
Goa is probably the most tourist and smallest state in the country. It is the ideal place if you are looking for beaches and parties. 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 on top of a palm tree in front of the beach, and rent a motorcycle to tour the state.
Varansi (or Varanasi)
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. Varansi is a city sacred by Hinduism since 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 heavily polluted waters of the river. So, a walk through the Ghats (the stairs that go down to the river) is essential to get to know the city.
Manali is a town in northern India more than 2000 meters above sea level. This town is famous among travelers for being the place where those who want to smoke xaras (Indian hashish) go. And it is true that there are many people who go to that (especially Israelis), but Manali is also a good place to go on excursions. The forests around the town 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.
Leh is the capital of the northernmost state of India, 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.