101 Most beautiful places in India

Source : Google photo of Holi celebration in India

India is a land of contrast. Its rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty, flora and fauna, its diverse people, their ancient culture and traditions, its desert and lofty snow clad mountains in the north, its arts and crafts, its diverse wildlife , its culinary delights , its architecture, palaces and forts, its colorful people and their colorful festivals all make India a coveted destination.

Its beauty surprises visitors . Its food delights them. Its colorful festivals mesmerize them. India in short is like no other country in the world. Now you will see a country on its way to become a developed country with its vast network or roads, railways, modern airports, modern everything that is improving the lives of its people with unprecedented speed . The whole country has gone digital where almost all services of the government are available on line  but the following 101 places will show you India in a way that will stay in your heart forever.  I wish you a wonderful experience in India that I call home.

Travel while you’re still young. Lose yourself to find your own self. Live like there’s no tomorrow. And whatever you’ll explore today will last a lifetime with you. So, here’s a list of 101 amazing tourist places in India you must visit before you turn 30. These are not just destinations but fun places that will offer you some crazy experiences of a lifetime. What are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags and set on a journey to scratch off a few destinations from your bucket list. It’s time to visit these best tourist places in India to explore yourself on a journey.

Here is a list of 101 most beautiful places in India .These places in India are known for their magnificence and overall beauty. They are the gems of India you can visit and be enthralled. It will leave on you a deep impression

  1. Goa: The Official Party Hub
  2. Mcleodganj: Heaven Amidst The Hills
  3. Srinagar: The Gem Of Kashmir
  4. Andaman: The Beach Haven
  5. Leh-Ladakh: The Biker’s Paradise
  6. Binsar: Explore The Realms Of Wildlife
  7. Coorg: Walk Amidst The Coffee Plantations
  8. Kerala: The Magical God’s Own Country
  9. Kanatal: For The Best Camping Experiences
  10. Kasol: The Trekker’s Paradise
  11. Kutch: The Most Beautiful Stretch Of White Desert
  12. Bir Billing: The Paragliding Hub Of India
  13. Assam: Home Of One-Horned Rhinos
  14. Rishikesh: The Adventure Capital Of India
  15. Shimla: The Queen Of Northern Hills
  16. Tirthan Valley: The Adventure Hub Of Himachal
  17. Jim Corbett: An Adventurous Jungle Adventure
  18. Manali: The Snowy Paradise
  19. Udaipur: The Romantic City Of Lakes
  20. Auli: A Perfect Place For Ski Lovers
  21. Mysore: Of Silk, Sandalwood, And Sweets
  22. Valley of Flowers: Rich In Flora And Fauna
  23. Jaisalmer: For The Best Desert Safari Ever
  24. Jodhpur: Bleed Blue In The Royal City
  25. Parashar Lake: For An Offbeat Experience
  26. Mukteshwar: The Lesser Known Gem Of Uttarakhand
  27. Dhanaulti: Explore The Most Beautiful Alpine Forests
  28. Varanasi: The Spiritual Capital Of India
  29. Mumbai: The City That Never Sleeps
  30. Kolkata: A City Of Charm, Culture, And Creative Minds
  31. Delhi: A Place That Everyone Calls Home
  32. Meghalaya: An Abode Of Clouds
  33. Sikkim: Home Of Ancient Buddhist Monasteries
  34. Agra: The Land Of Taj
  35. Cherrapunji: The Land Of Living Root Bridges
  36. Dalhousie: Witness The Victorian Architecture
  37. Hampi: Where The Ancient Ruins Come Alive
  38. Jabalpur: Watch The Mighty Dhuandhar Falls Cascading
  39. Mathura: The Birth Place Of Lord Krishna
  40. Hyderabad: Relish The Real Taste Of The Nizam’s Culture
  41. Amritsar: A Blend Of Culture, Food, & Religious Sites
  42. Orissa: The Land Of Temples
  43. Mahabalipuram: An Epitome Of Art & Architecture
  44. Visakhapatnam: Revisit One Of The Best Beaches In India
  45. Ooty: Meet The Queen Of The Nilgiri Mountains
  46. Kodaikanal: The Princess Of Southern Hill Stations
  47. Pondicherry: The Quaint Little French Beach Town
  48. Mahabaleshwar: Relish The Best Of Western Ghats
  49. Darjeeling: Home Of The Thrilling Himalayan Railway
  50. Ziro: An Escape For The Peace Seekers
  51. Khajjiar: India’s Mini Switzerland
  52. Mount Abu: Rajasthan’s Only Hill station
  53. Nainital: The City Of Lakes
  54. Lakshadweep: A Tropical Island
  55. Chopta: A Small Green Paradise
  56. Spiti: A Desert Hill Station
  57. Sonamarg: Blooming Valleys
  58. Almora: Horse-Shoe Shaped Town
  59. Orchha: Hub Of Temples
  60. Gwalior: A Majestic Fort City
  61. Gokarna: A Peaceful Goa
  62. Pahalgam: Saffron Fields And More
  63. Landsdowne: Heavenly Place
  64. Joshimath: Place Of Worship
  65. Tawang: Backpacking Trip
  66. Manikaran: Hot Springs Favourite
  67. Shimoga: Karnataka’s Hidden Gem
  68. Madikeri: Scenic Beauty
  69. Ranikhet: The Queen’s Meadow
  70. Kausani: Perfect Getaway For Couples
  71. Agumbe: Scenic Beauty
  72. Munnar: Immerse In The Greenery
  73. Gangtok: Explore The Gateway To Sikkim
  74. New Delhi: Enjoy A Day At India’s Capital
  75. Kanha National Park: Amidst The Wildlife
  76. Mussoorie: Tour To The Queen Of Hills
  77. Tirupati: Glimpse Of Magnificent Temples
  78. Vaishno Devi: Take A Religious Tour
  79. Alleppey: Enjoy The Houseboat Ride
  80. Bangalore: Take A Tour Silicon Valley
  81. Jaipur: Experience The Royalty
  82. Chandigarh: India’s First Well-Planned City
  83. Lonavala: Most Popular Weekend Getaway
  84. Coonoor: A Refreshing Escape
  85. Ajmer: Mystic Abode Of Khwaja Garib Nawaz
  86. Varkala: The Latent Treasure Of Kerala
  87. Poovar: Explore The Ancient Town
  88. Khajuraho: Visit The Archaic Temples
  89. Pushkar: Ancient City With Sacred Sites
  90. Wayanad: Nature’s Heaven
  91. Gulmarg: Paradise For Winter Lovers
  92. Shirdi: Place Of Sai Baba
  93. Madurai: The City Of Temples
  94. Bodh Gaya: Land Of Nirvana
  95. Ranchi: Place Of Waterfalls
  96. Bokaro Steel City: The Most Well-Planned City
  97. Deoghar: Explore Jharkhand’s Spiritual Side
  98. Bankura: The Hilly Paradise
  99. Nalanda: Explore The Rustic Temples
  100. Hazaribagh: Bewitching Land of Lakes

1. Goa – The Official Party Hub

New Year party in the Tito’s lane is a confetti of joys and memories

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Unarguably, Goa has to be amongst the first few famous places in India in your twenties. Young and energetic! Amazing nightlife, a variety of booze, beach shacks, and dirt cheap prices – Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India that makes your trip memorable. If you are thinking about the best things to do in Goa, you can take a cruise from Mumbai to Goa to enjoy your trip in its best way.

Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Dabolim International Airport is the major airport in Goa.
  • By rail: Madgaon Railway Station and Thivim Railway Station are the main railway heads of Goa.
  • By road: Margao Bus Terminal, Kadamba Bus Terminal, and Mapusa Bus Terminal are the best-connected bus terminals in Goa. However, many people prefer taking a car/bike ride from Mumbai and Pune.
  • By Sea: You can also opt for ferry services which is an excellent way of commuting. You can take a ferry from Mumbai to Panaji and easily reach Goa.

Attractions: Beaches like Vagator, Calangute, Anjuna, Colva, & Benaulim, Fort Aguada, Church of Mae De Deus, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Temple of Bodgeshwar, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, St Xavier’s Church, Grand Island (for watersports), Deltin Royale Casino and clubs like Cafe Mambos, Titos, LPK (Love Passion Karma), SinQ, & Club Cubana.

Things To Do In Goa: Take the famous cruise from Mumbai to Goa.
Events: Sunburn Festival in December
Water Sports At Baga and Calangute Beaches: Kneeboarding, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting
Famous Markets: Anjuna Flea Market, Panjim Market, Mackie’s Night Bazaar, Saturday Market
Best Resorts Near Baga Beach: Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, Resort Rio

2. Mcleodganj – Heaven Amidst The Hills

Trek to Triund in Mcleodganj for an incredible experience

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The majestic mountains can call tourists to experience the best of what nature has to offer at Mcleodganj – one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. Triund offers a spectacular view of the Dhauladhar ranges. Experience bliss while camping under billions of stars with your friends in Triund. This is among the loveliest Indian destinations for camping, regardless of which season you’re coming in. No wonder it’s among the top 10 famous places in India.

Best time to visit: September to June
How to reach

  • By air: Gaggal Airport (18 km away) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: The nearest railhead is Pathankot Railway Station (89 km away)
  • By road: Numerous state government & private buses ply between Mcleodganj and various cities of north India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Dharamshala, etc. on a regular basis. Passengers can take a bus to the Mcleodganj bus stand and then hire a taxi.

Attractions: Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple complex, HPCA Stadium, tea plantations of Kangra valley, and Triund trek

Must-Visit Restaurants: Nick’s Italian Kitchen, Lung-Ta Japanese Restaurant

3. Srinagar – The Gem Of Kashmir

Beautiful valleys of Kashmir

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If you’re in your twenties, it’s time to add Kashmir to your list of beautiful places in India to visit. If there is heaven on earth, this it is! Experience its charismatic charm before the natural hits and turmoil spoil it all. And when would be a better time to explore flood-hit, terror-stricken heaven on earth if not now?! Explore the restaurants in Srinagar if you are a real foodie.

Best time to visit: April to October
How to reach

  • By air: Srinagar has its own airport.
  • By rail: The Srinagar Railway Station is under construction. Till then, passengers can take a train to Udhampur Railway Station(229 km from Srinagar)
  • By road: Unless you are travelling from the city of Jammu & Kashmir, the road is not a preferred way to reach Srinagar.

Attractions: Dal Lake (boating in shikaras & night stays in houseboats), Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, and Shankaracharya Hill, Pari mahal, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Restaurants In Srinagar: Mughal Darbar, Cafe De Linz

Famous Lakes In Srinagar: Nagin lake, Dal lake

4. Andaman – The Beach Haven

Andaman has to be on your list of places to visit in India

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Scared of water? Never swam? Maybe it’s time to beat the fear out of you and dive into the deep sea and overcome the fear of water and depths, ZNMD Style. Trust us, you’d be delighted at the sites underwater and it will keep you coming back for more. For aqua lovers, these best tourist places in India which feel no less than a paradise!

Best time to visit: November to mid-May
How to reach

  • By air: Vir Savarkar Airport in Port Blair is the archipelago’s major airport.
  • By sea: Ships ply between Haddo Wharf Port in Port Blair and cities of Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.

Attractions: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Radhanagar Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Chidiya Tapu, and watersports like scuba diving, snorkeling, & parasailing

Water activities: Banana boat rides, snorkeling, parasailing, jet-skiing, undersea walking, speed boating, scuba diving, and sport fishing

Andaman Cruises: You can board a cruise to Andaman from Chennai, Vizag and Kolkata

Average Temperature: 24 degrees Celsius (Min.) and 37 degrees (Max.)

Beaches of Andaman: famous beaches include, Radhanagar beach, Corbyn’s Cove, Wandoor Beach and Merk Bay Beach

5. Leh-Ladakh – The Biker’s Paradise

Camp under the open sky in Ladakh

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Undoubtedly, Leh – Ladakh is on every travel enthusiast’s list of famous tourist places to visit in India before they turn 30. Ride on the crazy winding roads, get stuck in the middle of nowhere, sleep with the locals, go trekking in Ladakh, and learn to be independent on the desert mountains as you undertake this adventurous journey in one of the best places in India.

Best time to visit: April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October
How to reach

  • By air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the airport connecting the region to other places by air.
  • By rail: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (700 km from Ladakh) is the nearest railhead. From here, one can hire a cab or board a JKSRTC bus to Ladakh.
  • By road: The most popular means of reach Ladakh remains to be the road. Travelers can go on a bike/jeep ride to the destination. Bike trips from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Manali are the most popular.

Attractions: Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park

Rental bikes: You can rent a bike in Ladakh and it costs upto INR 2000 per day

Average temperature: 15 degree celsius (Min.) and 28 degree celsius (Max.)

Nearest Fuel stations: Nagbal, Ganderbal, Kargil and Khalsi are four fuel stations on the route of Srinagar Leh.

Accommodation: Stok Palace Heritage hotel and Shakti Himalaya are some of the accommodations you can stay at in Ladakh

Attractions: Nubra Valley, Khardung La, Shanti Stupa, Magnetic Hill, Pangong lake and leh palace are a must visit.

6. Binsar – Explore The Realms Of Wildlife

Trek in the jungle trails and spot the myriad wildlife of Binsar

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Peace. Jungles. Heights. Chills. Wildlife. All you wildlife enthusiasts out there head to Binsar – one of the rising tourist destinations in India located in the heart of Kumaoni region of Almora for an incredible trip of your lifetime.

Best time to visit: October to November
How to reach

  • By air: There’s a domestic airport in Pantnagar, 152 km from Binsar.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station, 119 km from Binsar, is the nearest railway head.
  • By road: Buses connect the town with all major neighbouring areas.

Attractions: Zero Point, Pariyadeva Pashan, Mary Budden Estate, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, and more.

Wildlife: Barking deer, Himalayan bear, leopard, flying squirrel, chital and porcupine are some of the species of animals found here

Average Temperature: 19.8 degree celsius (Max.) and 6.5-degree celsius (Min.)

Places to eat: Baba cake and Dolma Restaurant are some of the places you can dine at in Binsar

Camping: there are many camping sites available in this area and you are required to book in advance as they’re full during peak seasons like the month of June and January

Jeep safari: There are many companies offering jeep safaris of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary that you can book in advance and surely worth trying

7. Coorg – Walk Amidst The Coffee Plantations

Coorg is amongst the best places to visit in India

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Coorg simply cannot be skipped from the list of best and safe places to visit in India. A quick getaway for many from Bangalore, this mesmerizing hill station in Karnataka is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s one of the top 10 places to visit in India and a visit here sure would heal you and energize you!

Best time to visit: October to March
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest domestic airport is in Mangalore, 156 km away. The nearest international airport is the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, 285 kilometres away.
  • By rail: Mysore Junction, 106 km away, is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: The 238 km long road trip from Bangalore (Bengaluru) takes 5 hours 30 minutes.

Attractions: Abbey Falls, Nalknad Palace, Barapole River, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park, Microlight flight at Chelavara, ziplining, and angling in River Kaveri

Average Temperature: 29-degree celsius

Restaurants: Coorg cuisine, Raintree restaurant

8. Kerala – God’s Own Country

Allepey, Kerala, India

To all the nature lovers out there. A trip to God’s own country is a must in your twenties for its enchanting wilderness. Luscious green trees, pristine water, crazy wildlife experience – visit Kerala for more such wonderful delights.

Best time to visit: November to January and June to August
How to reach

  • By air: Kerala has three main airports – Calicut International Airport, Cochin International Airport, and Trivandrum International Airport. These airports connect Kerala with different cities across the world, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Muscat, and Dubai.
  • By rail: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station, Ernakulam Junction railway station, and Kollam Junction railway station are three major railheads of Kerala. These stations connect the state with cities and towns across India.


  • Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom bird sanctuaryMarari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha
  • TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Backwaters, Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Beach, and Pathiramanal Island
  • Meenmutty Waterfalls, Chembra Peak, 9 Hairpin Curves, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Ekkadal Caves, Bathery Jain Temple, Neelimala View Point, and Pookot Lake
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangla Devi Temple, Abraham’s Spice Garden, Murikkady, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Chellarkovil, Kumily, and Deepa World Spice & Ayurvedic Garden
  • Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Jama Masjid, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, and Rock Cut Caves
  • Bekal Fort, Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal Beach, Mallikarjuna Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Kappil Beach, Nileswaram, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, and Pallikere Beach
  • Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral
  • Varkala Beach, Janardhan Temple, Sivagiri Muth, Kappil Lake, Papanasam Beach, Janardan Swami Temple, Vishnu Temple, Anjengo Fort, Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala Tunnel, and Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah

Average Temperature: 28-degree celsius

Restaurants: The Riceboat, Paragon restaurant

9. Kanatal – For The Best Camping Experiences


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With this rising adventure spot that offers endless opportunities to enjoy thrilling activities clubbed with one of the best camping experiences, weekends will no more be boring at escapes like Kanatal. Considered to be one of the best holiday destinations in India for all travellers, camping in Kanatal is one experience that no one should miss out on.

Best time to visit: April to June
How to reach

  • By air: Located at a distance of 92 km, Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airstrip to Kanatal.
  • By rail: Located at a distance of 75 km, Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead to Kanatal.

Attractions: Kodia Jungle, Tehri Lake, Surkanda Devi temple, New Tehri Dam, and more.

Average Temperature: 25-degree celsius

Restaurants: Brothers cafe and restaurant, Chacha Sip & Dine

10. Kasol – The Trekker’s Paradise

Solo traveler in Kasol

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Here’s why every man should travel solo at least once in his life – Not only will you discover a new you and find a direction for yourself, but you’d return with experiences of a lifetime. And there’s no better place than Kasol, one of the most beautiful places in India.

Best time to visit: October to June
How to reach

  • By air: Bhuntar Domestic Airport (31 km away) is the nearest flight connection.
  • By rail: Pathankot (296 km away) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) runs regular buses from Delhi, Haryana, & Punjab and other Himachal cities like Pathankot, Shimla, Kangra, Solan, & Dharamsala.

Attractions: Kheerganga peak, Malana village, Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, Jari, Bhuntar, and more.

Average Temperature: 16.8-degree celsius

Restaurants: The Evergreen, Moon Dance Cafe

11. Kutch – The Most Beautiful Stretch Of White Desert

Kite festival at Rann of Kutch

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Kutch is a must-visit place in India before you turn 30. Travel to the no man’s land, the seasonal salt marsh amidst the famous Thar Desert during the kite festival where the sky comes alive with vibrant and oversized kites at one of the top 25 tourist places in India.

Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Bhuj Airport, 69 km away, is the nearest air connection.
  • By rail: Bhuj Railway Station is 50 km away from Kutch.

Attractions: Prag Mahal, Kalo Dungar, Kutch Museum, Archaeological Museum, Mandvi Beach, White Desert, Aina Mahal, and more.

Average Temperature: 26.3-degree celsius

Restaurants: Noorani restaurant, Annapurna restaurant

12. Bir Billing – The Paragliding Hub Of India

Places to visit in India before you turn 30

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Rising to fame post hosting the first-ever paragliding world cup, Bir Billing soon caught the attention of adventure enthusiasts across the country. Comprising of more than ten paragliding spots, Bir Billing is one of those top 10 places to visit in India that has truly lived up to its name of paragliding capital of India.

Best time to visit: April to June
How to reach

  • By air: Kangra airport in Gaggal happens to be the nearest airport located at a distance of about 67 kilometers from Bir.
  • By rail: Pathankot is the nearest railway station to Bir Billing located at a distance of about 140 kilometres.
  • By road: Located in the heart of Himachal, Bir Billing is accessible by road as many state-run and private buses run from the nearby cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Shimla, and more.

Attractions: Baijnath Shiv Temple, Billing Valley, Chamunda Devi Temple, Shiva Shrine, Ahju Fort, and more.

Average Temperature: 16.8-degree celsius

Restaurants: Zenwich restaurant, Glider’s Pizzeria

13. Assam – Home Of One-Horned Rhinos

Dibru Saikhuwa National Park

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Stay set to be overwhelmed by the sceneries, flora, and fauna of the Dibru Saikhowa National Park. And this wildlife expedition is not the same as any jeep safari. Instead, activities like jungle walks and boat rides are conducted during the months of November to April. Cruise along the Brahmaputra river to witness the animals in their most natural habitats. The surreal surroundings of this place make Assam one of the best tourist places in India.

Best time to visit: October to April
How to reach

  • By air: Mohanbari in Dibrugarh, 40 km away, is the nearest domestic airport. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati is 510 km away.
  • By rail: New Tinsukia Railway Station is 12 km away.

Attractions: Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Kamakhya Temple, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Assam State Museum, and more.

Average Temperature: 23.2-degree celsius

Restaurants: Khorikaa, Paradise restaurant

14. Rishikesh – The Adventure Capital Of India

White water rafting in Rishikesh

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With bursting energy and enthusiasm, the twenties is the best time to enjoy thrill and adventure, especially with your friends. Travel to the adventure capital of India, Rishikesh, and ride on the mystical but fierce fast-flowing waters of Ganges. Rishikesh is a must-visit place in India if you haven’t yet crossed the age bar.

Best time to visit: September to November and February to June
How to reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, 20 km from Rishikesh, is the nearest air connection.
  • By rail: Haridwar Junction, 21 km from Rishikesh, is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: It is well-connected by road to major cities, including Haridwar (21 km away) and Delhi (229 km away).

Attractions: Rajaji National Park, Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Parmarth Niketan, Ram Jhula, Shivpuri River Rafting Point, and more.

Average Temperature: 20-degree celsius

Restaurants: Bistro Nirvana, The Sitting Elephant

15. Shimla – The Queen Of Northern Hills

Colorful toy train making its way through the verdant valleys in Shimla

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Revisit childhood by hopping on the colourful toy train from Kalka to Shimla as it makes way through the pine forests and verdant valleys. Experiencing this exceptionally elating toy train experience is a must for everyone on their trip to this best tourist place in India at least once in a lifetime.

Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach

  • By air: Located at a distance of 25 km, Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport from Shimla.
  • By rail: The toy train from Kalka to Shimla is the most convenient railway line that connects Shimla to other nearby towns.
  • By road: Many state-run and private buses run from the nearby cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, and Kullu that are well connected to Shimla via road.

Attractions: Kufri, Mall Road, Chadwick Falls, Jakhu Temple, Annandale, Christ Church, Scandal Point, and more.

Average Temperature: 22-degree celsius

Restaurants: Cafe Sol, 45 The Central

16. Tirthan Valley – The Adventure Hub Of Himachal

Tirthan Valley

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Striking a perfect balance between peace and adventure, Tirthan Valley is one tourist place in India that has off-lately gained much popularity among travellers across the world. Located in the district of Kullu, Tirthan has something to offer to everyone.

Best time to visit: March to June and October to November
How to reach

  • By air: Bhuntar airport is the nearest airport to Tirthan Valley at a distance of about 48 km.
  • By rail: Ambala railway station happens to be the nearest railway station to Tirthan Valley at a distance of about 188 km.
  • By road: One can easily embark on a scenic road trip from the nearby states of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana till Tirthan Valley via a car or a bus.

Attractions: Great Himalayan National Park, Jalori Pass, Raghupur Fort, Saryolsar, Gushaini, Sojha, and more.

Average Temperature: 25-degree celsius

Restaurants: Sunshine Himalayan camp, Kaith Mud

17. Jim Corbett – An Adventurous Jungle Adventure

Bring on the adventure at Jim Corbett

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One of the best national parks in India, Jim Corbett is famous for Indian tiger sightings. The wilderness here becomes hospitable with the luxurious jungle resorts that allow you to stay closer to nature while enjoying the best of comfort. If you’re a photography-enthusiast, Corbett will never leave you disappointed.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Jim Corbett and experiencing the safari at its best depends on the kind of experience you’re looking for. Summer is considered the best time for tiger sighting. However, November to February is the best time to visit Jim Corbett.

How to reach:

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Jim Corbett National Park
  • By rail: Ramnagar Railway station is located merely 12 km away from the national park
  • By road: The national park is well connected by roads to various destinations like Delhi and Dehradun.

Attractions: Garjiya Devi Temple, Jim Corbett Museum, Corbett Falls, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramganga Dam, and more.

Average Temperature: 27-degree celsius

Restaurants: Safari Cafe & Homestay, Doaba’s Punjabi Dhaba

18. Manali – The Snowy Paradise


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The most famous resort town nestled amidst the snow-capped mountains, Manali is the popular gem in the heart of Himachal Pradesh. A mesmerizing combination of nature, peace, and adventure, Manali is one of the best holiday destinations in India for all travellers.

Best time to visit: October to February
How to reach

  • By air: Located at a distance of about 52 km, Kullu-Manali airport is the nearest airport to Manali.
  • By rail: Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station to Manali located at a distance of about 160 km.
  • By road: Manali can be easily reached by road via private cabs, cars, and state-run or private buses from the nearby cities of New Delhi, Chandigarh, Pathankot, Ambala, and so on.

Attractions: Bhrigu Lake, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Jogini Falls, and Tibetan Monastery.

Average Temperature: 15.1-degree celsius

Restaurants in Manali: Johnson’s cafe and hotel, Chopsticks restaurant

19. Udaipur – The Romantic City Of Lakes

Udaipur honeymoon

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Udaipur is called the Venice of the East, but the different Rajasthani hues of the city surely make it stand out. The City of Lakes has to be on your list of best places to travel in India. Even though Udaipur boasts of having some of the most gracious luxury heritage hotels, it will embrace you with all the warmth even if you’re looking for budget stays. Boating, trekking, sightseeing are just some activities you may indulge during your visit to the city.

Best time to visit: September to March
How to reach:

  • By air: Udaipur has its own airport, which indeed is well connected to different parts of the country.
  • By rail: The city’s railway station is actually among the most well-connected railheads in the city
  • By road: One can easily find buses for reaching the city by road, from cities like Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Delhi.

Attractions: Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Gangaur Ghat, and Bagore ki Haweli

Average Temperature: 30-degree celsius

Restaurants in Udaipur: Khamma Ghani restaurant, Raaj Bagh restaurant

20. Auli – A Perfect Place For Ski Lovers

People usually visit Auli for skiing during winters

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The Skiing Capital of India, Auli is one of the most beautiful places to travel in India even if you’re not into skiing. This is the land of beautiful sunsets, and captivating views of the Himalayas, which you will never have enough of! If you’re not visiting Auli in winters for skiing, step foot here any time during the year, and you’ll witness the charm of every season at its best at one of the best places in India.

Best time to visit: Auli Uttarakhand is best visited anytime during the year. However, since this destination is well-known for skiing, then it’s suggested you don’t miss Auli during the winter season (December to February).

How to reach:

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is the nearest airport from Jolly Grant Airport.
  • By rail: If you are planning to visit Auli by train, then deboard at Haridwar railway station which is the nearest railway head from Auli.
  • By road: For travellers coming via road, you can take buses heading towards Joshimath, as this place is well connected to many towns and cities of Uttarakhand. From here, you can easily get a taxi or bus for Auli.

Attractions: Kuari Pass Trek, Vishnuprayag, Kalpeshwar, Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Gorson Bugyal, Pangarchulla Peak, and more.

Average Temperature: 4.3-degree celsius

Restaurants: Indra lodge and Inderlok, Saradeswari restaurant

21. Mysore – Of Silk, Sandalwood, And Sweets


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Comprising a bit of the old and new, Mysore has risen from the status of a royal city (which it still is) to be a hardcore IT hub. Renowned across the world for its gorgeous silk sarees, do not forget to treat your sweet tooth to some mouthwatering Mysore Pak on your next trip.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year. However, October to March is the most pleasant to explore the city of Mysore.

How to reach

  • By air: Mysore city has its own domestic airport that is well connected to the metropolitan cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata.
  • By rail: Travelers can deboard at the Mysore Railway Station which is located in the city centre.
  • By road: Mysore has very good road connectivity with the nearby cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, and so on.

Attractions: Mysore Palace, Somnathpur, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Temple, Karanji Lake, St. Philomena’s Church, and GRS Fantasy Park.

Average Temperature: 25-degree celsius

Restaurants: Gufha restaurant, Oyster Bay

22. Valley Of Flowers – Rich In Flora And Fauna

Mist floats over the Valley of Flowers

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Flowers in Uttarakhand is carpeted with over 300 flower species, making it among paradisiacal places to travel in India. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at an altitude of 3,858 meters above sea level. Today, this heavenly hideout is on the bucket list of avid travellers, and trekkers too; owing to its treacherous yet fascinating route. The Valley of Flowers trek is taken by both beginners and professionals and is awaited through the year.

Best time to visit: July to September
How to reach:

  • By air: Nearest Airport to Valley of Flowers is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun This airport is connected to major cities like Delhi.
  • By rail: Haridwar Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station from Valley of Flowers
  • By road: The Valley of Flowers if majorly accessed via roads and trekking routes. Govindghat on Badrinath Highway serves as a base camp for trekkers coming here.

Attractions: Govindghat, the National Park, Hemkund Sahib, Nanda Devi National Park, and Pushpawati River.

Average Temperature: 16 to 18 degree celsius

Restaurants: Bhavishay Kedar, Ghangaria, Hemkund Sahib

23. Jaisalmer – For The Best Desert Safari Ever

Another name among the tourist places in jaisalmer is Patwon ki haveli

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The Golden City of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is surely one of the best cities to visit in India. This part of Rajasthan lies in the Thar Desert region, exhibiting the magic of velvet sand dunes meshed with the ever-colourful culture of the state. Jaisalmer is where you can spend your time indulging in exciting activities such as dune bashing, camel safari, and desert camping. Yes! Desert camping in Jaisalmer makes for an experiential stay, with all the luxury you could wish for.

Best time to visit: October to February
How to reach:

  • By air: Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport from Jaisalmer. Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Udaipur are connected to this airport.
  • By rail: Jaisalmer has its own railway station which is indeed connected widely across North India, with cities like Jaipur and Delhi.
  • By road: One can easily reach Jaisalmer by road via buses or cabs.

Attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Folklore Museum, Sam Sand Dunes, and Desert Cultural Centre.

Average Temperature: 30-degree celsius

Restaurants in Jaisalmer:  Restaurant Romany, Milan restaurant, Cafe the Kaku

24. Jodhpur – Bleed Blue In The Royal City

Sunrise at Mehrangarh Fort

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Jodhpur, or the Blue City of Rajasthan, will lure you with its massive hill fort called the Mehrangarh Fort. Right from this point, you get to behold the city’s landscape washed in blue. The interiors will transfer you back to the olden era. The cobbled pavements of this city exhibit the essence of Rajasthan in all its glory.

Best time to visit: October to February
How to reach:

  • By air: The city has its own domestic airport, which is connected to major cities like Udaipur, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
  • By rail: Jodhpur Railway Station indeed is among widely connection railheads in Rajasthan.
  • By road: Similar to airways and railways, roadways to are smooth and easily accessible in this city

Attractions: Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Mandore Garden, and Balsamand Lake.

Average Temperature: 25-degree celsius

Restaurants in Jodhpur: Indique restaurant, Kalinga restaurant

25. Prashar Lake – For An Offbeat Experience

Prashar Lake

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Located at a distance of about 49 kilometers towards the north of Mandi district, Prashar Lake is one of the rising trekking hotspots in Himachal Pradesh. Offering scintillating views of the Dhauladhar range, it is indeed one of the beautiful places in India.

Best time to visit: April to July and September to November
How to reach

  • By air: Kullu Manali airport is the nearest airstrip which is 73 km away from Mandi which further happens to be the closest city to Prashar Lake located at a distance of about 49 km.
  • By rail: Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station to Mandi which is set at a distance of about 50 kilometers, and then one can take a cab from there and trek to Prashar Lake.

Attractions: Mandi, Prashar Lake Trek, Three-tiered temple, Bhutnath Temple, and Barot.

Average Temperature: 20 to 25-degree celsius

Restaurants: Wazir Thakur restaurant

26. Mukteshwar – The Lesser Known Gem Of Uttarakhand


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A quaint little town in the state of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is one of the famous tourist places in India that is a must-visit destination for all. Other than the lush meadows and dense forests, Mukteshwar is quite popular among adventure enthusiasts for outdoor sports such as rappelling, rock climbing, and more, making it one of the best places in India for adventure seekers. Also, this is one of the new tourist places in India.

Best time to visit: October to June
How to reach

  • By air: Dehradun airport is the nearest airstrip located at a distance of 183 km from Mukteshwar.
  • By rail: Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railhead located at a distance of just 70 km away.
  • By road: One can also reach the Mukteshwar easily by road from the neighboring cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, and Manali.

Attractions: Mukteshwar Temple, Sitla, Chauthi Jaali, Admire Nanda Devi, and Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow.

Average Temperature: 16-degree celsius

Restaurants: Alankar restaurant, Chirping tales cafe

27. Dhanaulti – Explore The Most Beautiful Alpine Forests


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Located at an elevation of about 2200 meters with Mussourie and Chamba as its bordering cities, Dhanaulti has off-lately emerged as one of the most offbeat destinations in India. For those who like to experience life at their own pace be it fast or slow, this is the perfect place to be.

Best time to visit: September to June
How to reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airstrip to Dhanaulti located just 82 km away.
  • By rail: The Dehradun railway station is the nearest railhead located just 25 kms away from Dhanaulti.
  • By road: One can also reach the town of Dhanaulti easily via road from the nearby cities of Shimla, Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, and Manali.

Attractions: The Eco Park, Thangdhar Camp, Surkanda Devi Temple, and Potato Farm.

Average Temperature: 20-degree celsius

Restaurants: Hill view restaurant, Snowlake restaurant

28. Varanasi – The Spiritual Capital Of India

Explore the ghats of river Ganga in Banaras

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Varanasi may not be on the list of places to visit in India before you turn 30, but the beautiful ghats, the aartis, and prayers, a boat ride along the calm banks could change this picture forever.

Best time to visit: October to February
How to reach

  • By air: Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport of Varanasi is well-connected to Delhi and Mumbai.
  • By rail: Kashi Railway Station and Varanasi Junction are the two major railheads of the city.
  • By road: State-run and private buses regularly ply between Varanasi and the nearby cities.

Attractions: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and Durga Temple

Average Temperature: 30-degree celsius

Restaurants in Varanasi: Canton Royale Restaurant, Varanasi cafe & restaurant

29. Mumbai – The City That Never Sleeps

Stay overnight at Marina Drive in Mumbai

The city that lets you live a carefree life and the one that never sleeps. Mumbai is about its people, the spirit of enjoying the nightclubs and of course Bollywood. Live like a Mumbaikar, bite into the vada pav and sip a chai on your way to the locals.

Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport lies 30 km north of the city. Santa Cruz Domestic Airport lies 26 km north of the city.
  • By rail: Trains from Central, East, and West India arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (erstwhile VT). Trains from the North arrive at Bombay Central Station.
  • By road: Most of the inter-Maharashtra buses arrive at Mumbai Central Bus Station. But the ones from Pune and Nasik arrive at the ASIAD bus stand near Dadar railway station.

Attractions: Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves & island, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel World, Kanheri Caves, Rajabai Clock Tower, Kamala Nehru Park, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Nehru Planetarium, Worli Fort, and Marine Drive

Average Temperature: 25-degree celsius

Restaurants: The table, Khyber restaurant, Yauatcha restaurant

30. Kolkata – A City Of Charm, Culture & Creative Minds

Color yourself red in Kolkata

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The only time when the entire city gathers together to celebrate the much-lauded and divine festival of Durga Puja is the time when one gets to experience the culture of Bengal in its true form. Enjoy the festival with sweets, Bengali delicacies, themed pandal hoppings, and grand aartis.

Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is situated at Dumdum, 15 km from the main city.
  • By rail: Howrah and Sealdah are the two main railway junctions in Kolkata that connect the city to several major cities in the country.

Attractions: Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Kalighat Kali Temple, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Birla Planetarium, and St. Paul’s Cathedral

Average Temperature: 25-degree celsius

Restaurants: India restaurant, Arsalan restaurant

31. Delhi – A Place That Everyone Calls Home

Live qawwali session at Hazrat Nizamuddin’s Dargah

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Enjoy your gateway to the city of Ghalib, Dilli. While you’re still young, explore the cultures of your magnificent country in the heart of its capital. From the architectural marvels from the time of Mughal Dynasty, to the iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the seat of President of India, Delhi is filled with some of the most beautiful places in India. A stop at Hazrat Nizamuddin’s Dargah for a live Qawwali session will leave you mesmerized.

Best time to visit: October to March
How to reach

  • By air: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport is very well connected to cities across India and the world.
  • By rail: Delhi has an extensive railway network with major railway stations like New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Sarai Rohila, and Old Sabzi Mandi
  • By road: Delhi is well connected by bus to cities like Jaipur, Agra, Alwar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Shimla, Manali, Dharamsala, Dehradun, and even Kathmandu. Commuters can get buses from Interstate Bus Terminals at Kashmiri Gate, Anand Vihar, & Sarai Kale Khan, and other spots like Majnu ka Tila & Bikaner House.

Attractions: The Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Akshardham, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Humayun’s Tomb.

Average Temperature: 25 to 34-degree celsius

32. Meghalaya – An Abode Of Clouds

Tourists exploring cave in Meghalaya

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Much famed as the Scotland of the East, Meghalaya is one of the refreshing holiday destinations in India. Comprising reviving greens and mighty mountains, Meghalaya is a must to be explored once in a lifetime. Also, if you aren’t afraid of heights, insects, darkness and tight spaces, caving would prove to be a great adventure in Meghalaya for you! And if you are, what a better time to beat your fears in the deepest and longest caves of entire South Asia? What if you return as the next Bruce Wayne, err?

Best time to visit: March to July
How to reach

  • By air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati in Assam (118 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya) is the nearest international airport. Umroi Airport at Umroi, 30 km from Shillong, is the nearest domestic airport.
  • By rail: Mendipathar railway station is located in Resubelpara Municipal Board Jurisdiction of Meghalaya at a distance of 225 km from Shillong. However, the Guwahati Junction in Assam is the nearest railhead with good connectivity to other cities of India.

Attractions: Umiam Lake, Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Shillong View Point, Spread Eagle Falls, Wah Umngot River, Nohwet Living Root Bridge, Kynrem falls, Khasi Hills, Khoh Ramhah or Motrop (Giant conical rock), and Garo Hills

Average Temperature: 17.1-degree celsius

33. Sikkim – Home Of Ancient Buddhist Monasteries

Volunteer with the monks in Sikkim

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Life is not all about exploring the world. Feel the mystical essence of Buddhism around you, visit places in Sikkim and its host of monasteries. And if you happen to like them, maybe, volunteer with the monks and master the art of giving at one of the best places in India!

Best time to visit: March to June and September to December
How to reach

  • By air: Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal (124 km from Gangtok) is the nearest airport. A 20 minutes’ helicopter ride from Bagdogra will take you further on to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
  • By rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri (148 km from Gangtok) is the nearest railhead.
  • By road: The cities of Sikkim are well-connected to Darjeeling (West Bengal) by good quality roads.

Attractions: Nathu La, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Tsomgo Lake, Phodong Monastery, & Teesta River in Gangtok, Yumthang Valley, Buddha Park of Ravangla, Kanchenjunga Falls, Lingdum Monastery, and Singshore Bridge

Average Temperature: 18-degree celsius

34. Taj Mahal in Agra

Symbol of Love - Taj Mahal in Agra

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Tourists across the world visit India just to witness the spectacular symbol of love. The majestic monument has to be on your bucket list for it’s the cultural epitome of India.

Best time to visit: April to October
How to reach

  • By air: Kheria airport, 13 km away from Agra, is a seasonal commercial airport and is connected only by Air India flights from New Delhi.
  • By rail: Agra Cantt Station (the main station), Agra Fort Railway Station, Raja ki Mandi, Agra City, and Idgah Railway Station are well-connected by a network of trains to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Jhansi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.
  • By road: Agra has two major interstate bus terminals called Idgah Bus Stand and ISBT that connect it to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow, & Kanpur.

Attractions: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Guru ka Tal, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Chini Ka Rauza, Moti Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Dilli Gate, Great gate (Darwaza i rauza), Amar Singh Gate, Kaanch Mahal, and Sikandra

Average Temperature: 24 to 34-degree celsius

35. Cherrapunji – The Land Of Living Root Bridges

Root bridges in Cherrapunji

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Cherrapunji is a great sight for those who want to experience something surreal and out of the blue. Much famed for being the land of many waterfalls, the living root bridges are something that will leave you awestruck for sure.

Best time to visit: November to May
How to reach

  • By air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati (163 km away) is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Guwahati is the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji.

Attractions: Nohkalikai Falls, Daiñthlen Falls, Thangkharang Park, Kynrem Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls, and more.

Average Temperature: 17 to 24-degree celsius

36. Dalhousie – Witness The Victorian Architecture


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Other than the refreshing greens, magnificent views of the mountains, gushing rivers, and the mesmerizing beauty of the nature, Dalhousie is also considered to be famous for its Victorian architecture. Once a summer capital of the British, Dalhousie is also one of the best holiday destinations in India.

Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach

  • By air: Pathankot is the nearest airport to Dalhousie which is just 85 km away.
  • By rail: Pathankot also happens to be the nearest railhead to Dalhousie which again is just 85 km away.
  • By road: Dalhousie is well-connected to the neighbouring cities via road and many state-run and private buses and cabs have good connectivity to this hill station.

Attractions: Panch Pulla, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Satdhara Falls, Daikund Peak, Subhash Baoli, St. John’s Church, and Chamunda Devi Temple.

Average Temperature: 15-degree celsius

37. Hampi – Where The Ancient Ruins Come Alive

Travel to Hampi for the majestic architectural grandeur

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Hampi’s world heritage site is amongst the must-visit tourist places in India. Known for its old monumental and architectural beauty, Hampi place will dispose of you to a world of aesthetics. PS: Don’t plan a trip to Hampi in summers.

Best time to visit: October to February
How to reach

  • By air: Hubli Airport (144 km away) and Belgaum Airport (215 km away) are two major domestic airports near Hampi.
  • By rail: Hospet Junction, the nearest railway station to Hampi, is about 13 km away.
  • By road: Hampi is one of the weekend getaways from Bangalore and is well connected to Hospet, Hassan, Mysore, and other nearby cities by road.

Attractions: Virupaksha Temple, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Matanga Hill, Hemakuta Hill Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, and Achyutaraya Temple.

Average Temperature: 27.3-degree celsius

38. Jabalpur – Watch The Mighty Dhuandhar Falls Cascading

Witness the frothing white Dhuandhar Falls in Jabalpur

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Jabalpur may not be on your list of best tourist places to see in India before you turn 30, but a trip to these stunning white waterfalls which emanate a mist of smoke will leave you spellbound.

Best time to visit: August to March
How to reach

  • By air: Dumna domestic airport in Jabalpur is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Jabalpur Junction is the nearest railway head.

Attractions: Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Madan Mahal, Dumna Nature Reserve Park, and Bhawartal Garden.

Average Temperature: 23 to 31-degree celsius

39. Mathura – The Birth Place Of Lord Krishna

Holi Celebrations in Vrindavan

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Allow your spirit to soak in the raas-leela of Vrindavan. The place that celebrates Krishna’s living philosophy. The festival is ecstatic, to say the least and celebration of colours here would the best you’d experience ever in your life.

Best time to visit: November to March
How to reach

  • By air: Kheria airport in Agra, located at a distance of 49 km from Mathura, is the nearest air connect.
  • By rail: Mathura has its own railway station.
  • By road: Mathura is well-connected to Agra (49 km away), Delhi (182 km away), Vrindavan (14 km away), and other cities of North India.

Attractions: Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Prem Mandir Vrindavan, Government Museum, Krishna Balaram Mandir, Vishram Ghat, Kans Quila, and Jama Mosque.

Average Temperature34.7 degree celsius

40. Hyderabad – Relish The Real Taste Of The Nizam’s Culture


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Hyderabad is to India what New York is to USA. Owing much of its popularity to the royal culture of Nizams, fast-paced lifestyle, buzzing cafes, and growing population, Hyderabad is one of the best places to visit where travellers can look forward to having a great time.

Best time to visit: September to March
How to reach

  • By air: Hyderabad has its own Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which is located at a distance of 22 kms from the city centre.
  • By rail: The city of Nizams also has a well-connected railway network which connected Hyderabad to all the major cities in the country.
  • By road: Many state-run and private buses run from nearby cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai to Hyderabad on daily basis.

Attractions: Charminar, Golconda, Ramoji Film City, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum, Makkah Masjid, and Purani Haveli.

Average Temperature: 22 to 31 degree celsius

41. Amritsar – A Blend Of Culture, Food, & Religious Sites

Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Before you turn 30, it is a must-visit this spiritual and historical getaway that promises the nourishment of the soul. Spend some time revisiting the significant history of Amritsar while making sure that you do not miss out on visiting the famous Golden Temple as well. The experience is simply worth it.

Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar is well-connected to other cities.
  • By rail: Amritsar Junction Railway Station has an extensive network of trains.

Attractions: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Partition Museum, and Central Sikh Museum.
Average Temperature: 23.3-degree celsius

42. Orissa – The Land Of Temples

Konark Temple in Orissa

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Travel to the historical land which serves as a home to many age-old Hindu temples. Situated by the sea, Konark Temple in Orissa is one of the famous temples that tells you many interesting stories about the origin of human sexuality. Also, for those who have enough time, beautiful highways in Orissa lead to some exceptionally picturesque attractions that are yet to be explored.

Best time to visit: September to March
How to reach

  • By air: Bhubaneswar airport, 62 km from Konark, is connected by frequent flights to numerous major cities India including Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
  • By rail: Puri Railway Station, 36 km away, is connected to all major cities.

Attractions: Konark Sun Temple, Chilika Lake, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Puri Beach, Simlipal National Park, and Lingaraja Temple.

Average Temperature: 27.4-degree celsius

43. Mahabalipuram – An Epitome Of Art & Architecture


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A quaint little town that lies on a stretch of land between the Great Salt Lake, and the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram is also much famed as Mamallapuram by the locals. Famous for the monuments and temples that date back to the 7th century, Mahabalipuram is a living witness to the great works of the Pallava dynasty.

Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach

  • By air: Chennai airport is the nearest airport to Mahabalipuram at a distance of about 40 km.
  • By rail: Egmore railway station is the nearest railhead to Mahabalipuram at a distance of just 55 km.
  • By road: Mahabalipuram is well connected to the nearby cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Trichy, and Madurai via roadways.

Attractions: Mahabalipuram Beach, Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Alamparai Fort, Tiger’s Caves, Sadras, and the Crocodile Bank.
Average Temperature: 28.4-degree celsius

44. Visakhapatnam – Revisit One Of The Best Beaches In India


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From the famous beaches like that of Ramakrishna, Rushikonda, and Yarada beach to the thrilling cable car ride that takes the travelers atop the picturesque Kailasagiri Hill, there’s a lot more to the hidden gem of Visakhapatnam than what meets the eyes. Exhibiting a range of attractions like that of pristine beaches, hill stations, conserved submarine, temples, museums, caves, and wildlife sanctuaries, Visakhapatnam is undoubtedly one beautiful places in India to watch out for in future.

Best time to visit: September to March
How to reach

  • By air: The city has its own Visakhapatnam International Airport that is well connected to major cities in India.
  • By rail: Visakhapatnam is well connected to the cities of Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata by a good network of railway.
  • One can board regular buses that run from the neighbouring cities of Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Chennai, and Bhubaneswar.

Attractions: Kailasagiri Hill Park, INS Kursura in Submarine Museum, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakha Museum, Ramakrishna Mission Beach, Rushikonda Beach, Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Yarada Beach, Tenneti Park, Ross Hill, and Lawsons Bay Beach Park.
Average Temperature: 27.8 degree celsius

45. Ooty – Meet The Queen Of The Nilgiri Mountains


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Much famed as Udhagamandalam amongst the locals, Ooty is one of the most popular and frequented holiday destinations in India. Home to mighty rock mountains, the thrilling Nilgiri Mountain Railway, refreshing gardens, and dangerous hair-pin bends, Ooty never fails to charm the travelers with its magic.

Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach

  • By air: Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to Ooty located at a distance of just 88 km.
  • By rail: Coimbatore Junction is also the nearest railhead to Coimbatore at a distance of just 88 km.
  • By road: Ooty has regular bus services from the nearby cities and towns of Coonoor, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Trichy, and Chennai.

Attractions: Ooty Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Ride the toy train, Doddabetta Peak, Dolphin’s Nose, Thread Garden, Kalhatti Falls, Emerald Lake, and Kamaraj Sagar Dam.
Average Temperature: 14.4-degree celsius

46. Kodaikanal – The Princess Of Southern Hill Stations


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Literally translating into “the gift of the forests”, Kodaikanal is one of the richest blessings of nature that the state of Tamil Nadu has received. Lush forests encircled by the hills, and filled with cascading waterfalls and pillar formations, Kodaikanal is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in India before you die.

Best time to visit: September to May
How to reach

  • By air: Located at a distance of about 120 km, Madurai airport is the nearest airstrip to Kodaikanal.
  • By rail: The railway station of Kodai Road is the nearest railhead to Kodaikanal at a distance of 100 km.
  • By road: Kodaikanal has frequent bus services from the nearby cities Ooty, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kochi.

Attractions: Pillars Rocks, Kodai Lake, Coakers Walk, Green Valley View, Bear Shola Falls, Devil’s Kitchen, Dolphin’s Nose, Bryant Park, and Berijam Lake.
Average Temperature: 16.3-degree celsius

47. Pondicherry – The Quaint Little French Beach Town


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Much famed to be the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry or Puducherry happens to be one of the famous tourist places in India for those who are looking forward to a laid-back beach vacation. Witness the beautiful culture of this quaint little French town and savouring the delicious seafood is a must when in Pondy.

Best time to visit: October to March
How to reach

  • By air: Chennai airport is the nearest airport to Pondicherry which is located at a distance of 125 km when travelled via the East Coast Road (ECR).
  • By rail: Villupuram Railway Junction is the closest railhead to Pondicherry located at a distance of just 37 km.
  • By road: Pondicherry is the most accessible via the ECR road from the neighbouring cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Madurai, Trichy, and Egmore.

Attractions: The Seaside Promenade, Paradise Beach, Auroville Ashram, Chunnambar Boat House, Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple.
Average Temperature: 28.3-degree celsius

48. Mahabaleshwar – Relish The Best Of Western Ghats


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Considered to be one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in India, Mahabaleshwar is one of the refreshing retreats that Western Ghats has to offer to the travellers. From the cascading waterfalls to the lush green ghats, your visit to Mahabaleshwar will be wrapped in mist and guided by the clouds.

Best time to visit: October to June
How to reach

  • By air: New Pune International Airport is the nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar located at a distance of just 136 km.
  • By rail: Wathar is the nearest railway station located to Mahabaleshwar at a distance of about 60 km.
  • By road: There are regular buses that run from the common places in Mumbai like that of Vashi, Dadar East, and Sion till Mahabaleshwar.

Attractions: Elephant’s Head Point, Chinaman’s Fall, Dhobi Waterfalls, Arthur’s seat, Panchgani, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, and Wilson Point.
Average Temperature: 24.4-degree celsius

49. Darjeeling – Home Of The Thrilling Himalayan Railway


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Considered to be the most frequented tourist destinations in India, Darjeeling is a common name in the houses of those who love chai more than anything else. Renowned across the world for its varieties of tea, Darjeeling effortlessly charms everyone with its refreshing greens and soothing blues.

Best time to visit: February to March and September to December
How to reach

  • By air: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling which is 38 km away.
  • By rail: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railhead to Darjeeling at a distance of just 62 km.
  • By road: One can board one of the regular buses that run from Siliguri to Darjeeling on daily basis. However, there are many buses that frequently travel to Darjeeling from nearby cities of Kurseong, Kalimpong, and more.

Attractions: Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, The Japanese Peace Pagoda, the Rock Garden, Nightingale Park, and Sandakphu Peak.
Average Temperature: 17.8-degree celsius.

50. Ziro – An Escape For The Peace Seekers

Ziro Valley

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Silent, serene, and splendid is what Ziro is synonymous with. Though this picturesque town is popular across the world for its famous Ziro Festival, most of the destination still remains unexplored to a large extent. From the rice fields to the misty mountains, Ziro is indeed one of the must-visit Indian tourist places.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

How to reach

  • By air: Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport to Ziro which is located at a distance of about 98 km.
  • By rail: Naharlagun is the nearest railway station to Ziro which is located at a distance of about 100 km.
  • By road: The best option by road is to hire a cab or taxi from Jorhat or Guwahati. The journey takes about 7 hours to reach Ziro from there. However, one can also board the state-run buses from the capital city of Itanagar.

Attractions: Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kile Pakho, Tarin Fish Farm, Shiv Linga, Pine Grove, Meghna Cave Temple, and Dolo Mando.
Average Temperature: 16.8-degree celsius

51. Khajjiar – India’s Mini Switzerland

Khajjiar Valley

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Khajjiar is a small hill town in Himachal Pradesh which is blessed with an abundance of scenic beauty. Situated at an altitude of 6,500 feet, this place features vast dense forests, lakes and wide pasture lands. The town is known for the picturesque Khajjiar Lake, which is surrounded by forests of cedar trees. Another popular pilgrimage and tourist spot in Khajjiar is the Khajji Nag Temple, a 12th-century shrine that worships a serpent deity. There are some really interesting adventure activities including paragliding, zorbing and horse-riding that you can enjoy in Khajjiar.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year, especially summer (April-June). January and February may see heavy rainfall and snowfall.
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Gaggal airport (120 km) in Dharamshala
  • By rail: Pathankot (118 km) is the nearest railway station and can be reached via trains from Delhi, Chandigarh and Bhatinda. Taxis are available from the station to Khajjiar.
  • By road: Khajjiar is easily accessible by road, from the major towns of Himachal Pradesh

Attractions: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Lord Shiva Statue, Golden Devi Temple, HP State Handicrafts Center
Average Temperature: 15.3-degree celsius

52. Mount Abu – Rajasthan’s Only Hill station

Mount Abu lake

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Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. This climate here is cool due to its location on the Aravali Range. In fact, the highest peak of the Aravallis fall within Mount Abu. The hill station rests on a plateau surrounded by lush green forest and offers great views of the plains below. There are many specific viewpoints including Honeymoon Point and Sunset Point, to enjoy these picturesque sights. Nakki Lake is a popular spot to enjoy boating in Mount Abu.

Best time to visit: July – February
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is in Udaipur (185 km) and but the Ahmedabad airport (221 km) has higher connectivity.
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is Abu Road, which is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Ahmedabad
  • By road:The nearest NH to Mount Abu is NH14 and is well connected with major cities of India.

Attractions: Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temple, Toad Rock, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh Village, Guru Shikhar
Average Temperature: 20.9-degree celsius

53. Nainital – The City Of Lakes

Naini Lake

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Located at an elevation of 2,000m, Nainital is a resort town in the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand. The place gets its name from a lake called ‘Naini Lake’ around which the whole town is established. The lake is popular for boating scenes and has an ancient Devi Hindu Temple on its northern shore. Nainital has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Surrounded by many snow-capped hills and having a number of lakes in its boundary, there are a plethora of beautiful sights that you can enjoy here.

Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport (72 km) is the nearest airport to Nainital.
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodham Railway Station (34 km), connecting Nainital to Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Kolkata and Agra. You can hire a taxi from the station.
  • By road:Nainital is well connected to several big and small cities through road and overnight bus services are available

Attractions: Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Snow View Point, Sariyatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, Khurpatal Lake, Eco Cave Gardens, The Mall Road
Average Temperature: 13.0 degree Celsius.

54. Lakshadweep – A Tropical Island

Lakshadweep island

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The Indian islands, Lakshadweep is an archipelago (group) of 36 islands which consists of 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. This is one of the most popular tropical island destinations and the smallest Union Territory in India. Only some islands of this archipelago are inhabited and just a few are open to the visitors. But the pristine beaches, azure waters, beach resorts and water adventure sports make Lakshadweep a travel-must. Kavaratti is one of the most developed islands and is popular for beautifully decorated mosques.

Best time to visit: September to May
How to reach

  • By air: The Cochin International Airport connects Lakshadweep to the mainland
  • By sea: There are 7 passenger-ship services available from Cochin to Lakshadweep

Attractions: Minicoy Island, Agatti Islands, Bangaram Island, Kalpeni Islands
Average Temperature: 22 degrees to 33-degree celsius.

55. Chopta – A Small Green Paradise

Chopta Valley

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Chopta is a small but significant region in Uttarakhand. The place is covered with alpine and grassy meadows and forests making this a peaceful getaway into the laps of nature. The Chopta Valley is surrounded by many mighty mountain peaks that create a breathtaking backdrop. A part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chopta is also a base for trekking to Tungnath, one of the Panch Kedar. The best way to explore this place is through trekking and visiting the local tourist spots on the way.

Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (97 km) is the nearest airport
  • By rail: Rishikesh railway station (100 km) is the nearest railway head. From there you can take a minibus or cab to Chopta
  • By road: Chopta can be reached by taking the NH58

Attractions: Tungnath Temple, Deori Tal, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, Ukhimath
Average Temperature: Night temperature will go around 3 degree celsius and the day temperature is around 15 degrees

56. Spiti – A Desert Hill Station

Spiti Valley

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Located at an altitude of 12,500 feet above the sea level, Spiti Valley is one of the most sought after travel destinations in Himachal Pradesh. ‘Spiti’ means ‘the middle land’. The region is characterized by winding roads, wide valleys, arid deserts and snow-capped mountains. The clear and open sky in Spiti will leave you spellbound while you stargaze in the night. The valley has some of the oldest monasteries that you that add to the charm of this mystic region. Spiti is also a trekking hotspot popular among the adventure enthusiasts.

Best time to visit: Mid May to Mid October
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport to Spiti Valley is in Bhuntar (245 km) near Kullu.
  • By rail: The nearest broad gauge railway station with good connectivity is in Chandigarh.
  • By road: There are direct buses available from Chandigarh, Shimla, Kullu Manali and few other parts of North India.

Attractions: Chandratal Lake, Key Monastery, Kunzum Pass, Pin Valley National Park, Suraj Tal Lake, Dhankar Monastery, Tabo Monastery
Average Temperature: The range is between 10 degrees to 30-degree celsius.

57. Sonamarg – Blooming Valleys

Sonamarg Velley

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Sonamarg is a serene hill town in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. The sight of snow-capped mountains, blooming-fields lush green valleys and pristine lakes is simply mesmerizing. The term ‘Sonamarg’ means ‘the land of gold’. Sonamark features a number of beautiful mountain lakes, including Gangabal and Satsar. Krishnasar is one of the most popular lakes and a hotspot for fishing. Sonmarg is also a historically significant places as it was a gateway to the ancient Silk Route.

Best time to visit: May to October
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is in Srinagar (70 km)
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi Railway Station in Jammu
  • By road: You can either drive or board one of the regular buses that run from Jammu and Srinagar to Sonamarg

Attractions: Thajiwas Glacier, Zoji-La Pass, Vishansar Lake, Nilagrad River, Baltal Valley, Krishnasar Lake.
Average Temperature: 6.5 degree celsius

58. Almora – Horse-Shoe Shaped Town

Almora hill station

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Almora is a hill town in Uttarakhand, shaped like a horse-shoe. The mighty Himalayan ranges and rare wildlife make this place every nature lovers dream destination. The two major rivers, Koshi and Suyal, flowing through this town add to the beauty of this place. In fact, the beauty and the pleasant climate of Almora had won the heart of Mahatma Gandhi too, who compared Almora with Europe. Rich in cultural heritage, the town is also famous for handicrafts and traditional cuisines.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year
How to reach

  • By air: Pantnagar (115 km) is the nearest airport.
  • By rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station
  • By road: Almora is well connected with major North Indian cities by road

Attractions: Zero Point, Jageshwar, Katarmal Sun Temple, Kasar Devi Temple, Chitai Temple, Deer Park, Dunagiri, Jalna, Bright End Corner.
Average Temperature: 23.5 degree celsius

59. Orchha – Hub Of Temples

Orchha Fort

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Located in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha is a town known for its grand historical structures including palaces, temples and forts. Set on the banks of Betwa river, the medieval architectural heritage of this place attracts tourists from around the world. Orchha is also popular for its frescos and classical murals paintings. There are many beautiful temples in this town. Chaturbhuj Temple is one of the most popular temple which was built by the queen of Orchha, Ganeshi Bai.

Best time to visit: July to March
How to reach

  • By air: Gwalior Airport (140 km) is the nearest airport
  • By rail: Jhansi railway station (18 km) is the nearest railway station.
  • By road: Jhansi (16 km) is the nearest bus stop. There is no direct connectivity by road to Orchha.

Attractions: Jahangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort, Ram Raja Temple, Chattris, Chaturbhuj Temple, Phool Baag.
Average Temperature: 26.3-degree celsius

60. Gwalior – A Majestic Fort City

Gwalior Fort

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Gwalior is a historic city in Madhya Pradesh founded by Surajesan. It is known for its grand forts, palaces, rock temples and statues that reflect the heritage of the city. The spectacular Gwalior Fort, built in the 8th century is a major attraction and gives a panoramic view of the entire city. Being the birthplace of the great Indian musician, Tansen, Gwalior also hosts a 4-day Tansen Musical Fest to celebrate various forms of classical music.

Best time to visit: July to March
How to reach

  • By air: Gwalior airport is a major airport in the region
  • By rail: Gwalior is well connected to major parts of the country through railways
  • By road: NH3, NH75 and NH92 are the national highways that connect Gwalior with other major cities of India.

Attractions: Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Gujari Mahal, Man Mandir Palace, Tomb of Tansen, Teli Ka Mandir, Saas Bahu Temple, Scindia Museum.
Average Temperature: 25.7-degree celcius

61. Gokarna – A Peaceful Goa

Gokarna Om Beach

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Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, located in Karnataka. It is a Hindu pilgrimage destination, with a number of sacred sites including the Mahabaleshwara Temple and Koti Teertha. Gokarna is often metaphorized as a ‘crowd-less Goa’. The places has many amazing beaches where you can spend some time relaxing in peace.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport is Dabolim in Goa, from where you can take a taxi or train to Gokarna
  • By rail: The nearest railway station is the Gokarna Road (8 km from the main city)
  • By road: Gokarna is well-connected by road to other major cities of India.

Attractions: Om Beach, Mahabaleshwara Temple, Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach, Yaana, Half Moon Beach, Koti Tirtha, Paradise Beach.
Average Temperature: 27.1-degree celsius

62. Pahalgam – Saffron Fields And More

Pahalgam golf course

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A hill station in Jammu And Kashmir, Pahalgam is a nature’s paradise. Small houses, saffron farms, green fields, and lush valleys with the mighty Himalayan ranges forming the backdrop, Pahalgam is one of the most picturesque destinations of North India. The Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary located here is a habitat for many Himalayan species of fauna and flora including the musk deer and brown bears. There are many fast-flowing rivers in Pahalgam which makes it a perfect river rafting site too.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year
How to reach

  • By air: Nearest airport is Srinagar Airport (91.1 km)
  • By rail: You can reach Pahalgam by road through regular bus services, taxi or cab
  • By road: N/A

Attractions: Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Lidder River, Kolahoi Glacier, Chandanwari, Mamleshwar Temple, Lolab Valley.
Average Temperature: Average high temperature is 20-degree Celsius and average low temperature is 10-degree celsius

63. Landsdowne – Heavenly Place

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Lansdowne, the quaint hillside of Uttarakhand is gradually becoming a popular tourist attraction, especially because of its old-world charm and lush green mountainscape decorated with deodar and pine groves. Dating back to 1895, St. Mary Church still flaunts that old world charm in its every corner and is considered one of the best places to visit in Lansdowne.

Best time to visit: April to June

How to reach

  • By air: Nearest airport from Lansdowne is Jolly Grant, located 150 km away. The airport is connected to Delhi via frequent flights.
  • By rail: For those wanting to reach Lansdowne by train, the nearest railway station from Lansdowne is Kotdwar, at a distance of 40 km. Kotdwar Station is well-connected to various cities and towns of North India.
  • By road: You can board a bus for Kotdwar or Dugadda from Kashmiri Gate.

Attractions: Tip N Top, Bhulla Lake, War Memorial, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Darwan Singh Museum.
Average Temperature: 15.6-degree celsius

64. Joshimath – Place Of Worship


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Joshimath, in northern the tip of the Indian subcontinent on the Himalayas, is one of the major tourist attractions in Northern India. Joshimath is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the state of Uttarakhand, which attracts tourists who are always in pursuit of a peaceful vacation. While one can visit the hills throughout the year, the best time to visit Joshimath is during summers, as it offers excellent relief from the sizzling summer heat.

Best time to visit: April to June

How to reach

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport lies at 270 km from Joshimath.
  • By rail: Rishikesh, which is the closest railway station, is around 250 km from Joshimath.
  • By road: If you are starting from Delhi, you should reach Rishikesh first. Rishikesh is also well connected via road to different parts of the nation.

Attractions: Ghangaria, Auli ropeway, Nanda Devi National Park, Tapovan, Narsingh Temple, Vishnuprayag river, Govindghat.
Average Temperature: 14.5-degree celsius

65. Tawang – Backpacking Trip

Things to do in Tawang

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Tawang’s landscape is adorned with massive rocky yet green mountains, group of Buddhist monasteries, and ethnicity of Monpa hamlets. Its iconic 17th-century monastery has always been a boss at stealing hearts. The warm hospitality and pleasant weather are two primary reasons Tawang is counted among one of the best places to visit in India before you turn 30.

Best time to visit: April to June, September to October

How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport from Tawang is Salonibari Airport, at a distance of 315 km.
  • By rail: The nearest railhead is Tezpur Railway Station, 385 km away.
  • By road: Tawang is 1404 km away from Kolkata, a nearest major city from Tawang. Make sure you make sufficient stops enroute.

Attractions: Tawang Monastery, Nuranang Waterfall, Tawang War Memorial
Average Temperature: 10.0 degree  celsius

66. Manikaran – Hot Springs Favourite

entrance to manikaran

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A pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs, Manikaran is most popular for its hot springs. With religious tourists pouring-in in large numbers, it has become quite crowded. Manikaran is located 90 km from Manali. Descend on this area of worship and seek the blessings of Gods. It is considered one of the best places to visit in India before you turn 30.

Best time to visit: April to June

How to reach

  • By air: Bhuntar airport is 24 km away from Manikaran.
  • By rail: The nearest railhead is Summer Hill Railway Station, 106 km away.
  • By road: The best way to reach Manikaran from Pathankot is to go on a bus to Bhuntar and then take a local bus.

Attractions: Grahan Street, Chalal Trek Trail, Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.
Average Temperature: 28.6-degree celsius

67. Shimoga – Karnataka’s Hidden Gem

The top view of valley in Agumbe in Shimoga

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An offbeat and picturesque hill station, Shimoga is the true gem of Karnataka. Bestowed with verdant hills, valleys, thick forests, and wildlife, Shimoga speaks of nothing but surreal and scenic beauty. With a pleasant climate and mesmerizing sceneries, you will have the time of your life here. It is considered as one of the most offbeat places to visit in India before you turn 30.

Best time to visit: March to June

How to reach

  • By air: The nearest International Airport is Mangalore Airport, Mangalore, roughly 195 kms from Shimoga.
  • By rail: Shimoga has its own Railway Station named as Shimoga Nagar Railway station.
  • By road: Shimoga is well-connected to Bhadravathi, Kadur, Banavara, Tumkur, Bangalore and Goa. You can take the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation buses.

Attractions: Jog falls, Kodachadri, Dabbe falls, Agumbe, Gudavi bird sanctuary
Average Temperature:

68. Madikeri – Scenic Beauty

A beautiful shot of the Abbey waterfalls in Madikeri

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Madikeri is one of the most visited hill stations in Karnataka. Encircled by the Western Ghats, it is known for its scenic beauty, misty hills, wildlife, local cuisines, and coffee plantations. Staying in the lap of nature is nothing less than stepping into heaven. You will have a blast here. We suggest you take this trip solo. You can also take this trip with friends or family, however.

Best time to visit: July to September

How to reach

  • By air: The town of Madikeri doesn’t have an airport of its own. The airport in Mangalore can be used to reach Madikeri.
  • By rail: The nearest railhead is Kannur, which is 113 km from Madikeri.
  • By road: To reach Madikeri from Mysore, you can take any government or private bus.

Attractions: Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Tomb, Sree Kanchi Kamakshi Temple
Average Temperature: 23.0-degree celsius

69. Ranikhet – The Queen’s Meadow

Terrace farming in Ranikhet

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A lovely cantonment hill-town in Uttarakhand, Ranikhet is also known as Queen’s Meadow. It is believed to be the resident of Queen Padmini of Kumaon. Revered shrines, a 9-hole golf course, rich orchards, and breathtaking nature in Ranikhet are the reasons why it is one of the best summer tourist places in India. It is considered as one of the most offbeat places to visit in India before you turn 30.

Best time to visit: September to February

How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport from Ranikhet is Pantnagar Airport, at a distance of 110 km.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest major railhead near Ranikhet. Both are located 75 km away from each other.
  • By road: Nearest major city from Ranikhet is Delhi, 355 km away from each other.

Attractions: Jhula Devi Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Bhalu Dam
Average Temperature: 14. 8 degree celsius

70. Kausani – Perfect Getaway For Couples

Empty Road in Kausani Uttrakhand

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Located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Kausani is a perfect getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kausani is famous for its 300 km wide scenic views of some of the tallest peaks of the Himalayas like Nanda Devi and Panchachuli. Kausani weather is mild and hovers around 9 to 26 degrees. It is considered as one of the best places to visit in India before you turn 30.

Best time to visit: April to June
How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport to Kausani is Pantnagar (177 km).
  • By rail: One can take a train from anywhere in India to Kathgodam near Nainital, and further take a short bus ride of 4 hours (136km) to reach Kausani.
  • By road: You can hire a cab from New Delhi or your drive your own car to cover the 401 km distance which will take up to 10 hours.

Attractions: Gandhi Ashram, Rudradhari Falls and Caves, Baijnath Temple
Average Temperature:

71. Agumbe – Scenic Beauty

waterfall in agumbe

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Known for its scenic beauty and biodiversity, Agumbe is a settlement situated in Karnataka. The lush rainforest also has many popular waterfalls such as Bakarna, Onake Abbi, and Jogi Gundi falls. There is a sunset viewpoint as well where you can enjoy the evening. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you will be excited to know that there are some wild species that you can spot here like leopards and tigers.

Best time to visit: October to February

How to reach

By air: The nearest airport is Mangaluru Airport located about 95 km away from Agumbe village.
By rail: The closest railway stations is Udupi Railway Station (about 50 km away).
By road: You can directly take a bus from Bangalore going to Thirthahalli and then another bus from there to Agumbe.
Attractions: Enchanting waterfalls, sunset viewpoint, Sri Venugopala Krishna Swamy Temple
Average Temperature: 23.5 degree Celsius

72. Munnar: Immerse In The Greenery

Munnar honeymoon places

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Munnar is a place which is known for its beautiful tea gardens, lakes and pretty hill stations. Located at the Western Ghats, this is one of the best places to visit in India with friends and family. This beautiful hill station is the commercial centre for some of the biggest tea estates of the world. In addition to this the hill station is considered to be one of the most protected areas where some of the endemic and endangered species live.

Best Time To Visit: September To November, January To March

How To Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport located 125 kms away
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kochi and Ernakulam
By Road: One can take a cab or bus from Kochi, Aluva or Ernakulam

Attractions: Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Tea Plantations

Average Temperature: 19.4 degree celsius

Restaurants: Copper Castle, SN Restaurant, Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya Restaurant

73. Gangtok: Explore The Gateway To Sikkim

Gangtok Honeymoon

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With the spectacular view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga in the backdrop and the alluring clouds covering the peaks, Gangtok appears to be an intact painted picture. This beautiful hill station is located amidst the mountains and clouds. And alongside that it is also a base for many trekkers who hike up to the Himalayan ranges. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations which has a blend of traditions and urbanisation.

Best Time To Visit: Late September to November and March to June

How To Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, West Bengal which is 124 kilometres away
By Train: The nearest rail head is New Jalpaiguri which is 148 kilometres away
By Road: Take a car

Attractions: Nathu La Pass, Rumtek Monastery, MG Road

Average Temperature: 22 degree celsius

Restaurants in Gangtok: OSM Restro & Lounge, Taste Of Tibet

74. New Delhi – Enjoy A Day At India’s Capital

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The capital of India, Delhi brims with all the hustle bustle for the entire day. This metropolitan city reflects a beautiful blend of history and modernity with its monuments and fancy shopping places. Alongside that, the place is also famous for its incredible Delhi University which is renowned worldwide. There is a beautiful blend of culture and traditions which makes this city one of the top 25 tourist places in India.

Best Time To Visit: October To March
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport
By Train: There are 4 major railway junctions – Puraani Dilli, New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar
By Road: The major bus terminals in Delhi are Kashmere Gate ISBT, Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, Anand Vihar ISBT, Mandi House and Majnu Ka Tila

Attractions: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple
Average Temperature: 7 Degree Celsius
Restaurants: Smokehouse Grill, Bikanervala Angan, Paranthe Wali Gali, All American Diner

75. Kanha National Park – Amidst The Wildlife

Tourists taking a safari ride in Kanha National Park

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Situated at the central region of Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park is quite a famous place to visit. This is known as one of the best parks in Asia which shelters around 22 species of large mammals. Alongside that this place is also one of the well-known tiger reserves. Established in 1955, people visit this park to enjoy an exciting wildlife safari.

Best Time To Visit: Mid-October to June
How To Reach
By Air: There is no direct flight connectivity, The nearest is the Jabalpur airport which is located around 120 km away from Kanha National Park.
By Train: There is no direct train connectivity. Jabalpur Railway Station is the closest which is around 130 kms away from the national park.
By Road: Buses are available at short intervals from the nearest city Mandla.
Average Temperature: 14 Degree Celsius
Restaurants: Mogli Resorts, Kanha Resort, Kanha Jungle Lodge

76. Mussoorie – Tour To The Queen Of Hills


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Mussoorie is considered to be one of the best places to visit in India with friends in Uttarakhand. Resting at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, this place is also known as the “Queen of Hills”. Located at a height of 7000 feet above sea level, this place has so much to offer beyond the pleasant climate and natural beauty of the hills.

Best Time To Visit: September To June
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport from Mussoorie is the Jolly Grant Airport which is located 30 kms away
By Road: The hill station is well-connected with the major cities by the roadways and one can also hire a taxi from Dehradun or New Delhi to Mussoorie.
Attractions: Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Gun Hill
Average Temperature: 4 Degree Celsius
Restaurants in Mussoorie: Tavern, Neelam, Casa Mia Bakery, Emily’s, Tip Top Tea Shop

77. Tirupati – Glimpse Of Magnificent Temples

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Located at the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is famous for its majestic Venkateshwara Temple which is one of the most famous pilgrimage centres in India. Tirupati is believed to be one of the oldest cities which is mentioned in the ancient scriptures. And alongside that, people can see devotees rushing to the temple to take one glimpse of the 8-feet tall idol of Lord Venkateshwara.

Best Time To Visit: September To February
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is the Tirupati airport which is located at a distance of 15 kms from the main city.
By Train: There are 3 railway stations to reach Tirupati which includes Tirupati Main, Renigunta and Anantharajupet.
By Road: There are regular buses which run from nearby cities like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Attractions: Sri Venkateswara Temple, Swami Pushkarini Lake, City Shopping, Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple
Average Temperature: 20 Degree Celsius
Restaurants: Rainbow At Fortune Select Grand Ridge, Maurya, Andhra Spice, Hyderabad House

78. Vaishno Devi – Take A Religious Tour

Vaishno Devi

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Vaishno Devi is a holy cave that holds major importance in India and every year experience a vast number of devotees coming there. This place is located close

to the Trikuta Hills, which is 13 kms away from Katra. This Holy Shrine was incepted in 1986 and since then the devotees come to this place to seek the blessings. This is one of the most famous places in India which must be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Best Time To Visit: March To October
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport from Katra is Jammu Airport or Sarwari Airport
By Train: The nearest railhead is Katra and connects the major cities
By Road: Buses run from Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu Tawi at affordable prices
Attractions: Ardh Kuwari Cave, Bhairavnath Temple, Dera Baba Banda, Katra
Average Temperature: 11 Degree Celsius
Restaurants: Sagar Ratna Restaurant, Mahduban, Prem Vaishno Dhaba

79. Alleppey – Enjoy The Houseboat Ride

Places to visit near Alleppey

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Also called Alappuzha, Alleppey is a beautiful city located in the South Indian State of Kerala and surrounded by the Laccadive Sea. Enclosed by the green paddy fields and the surreal avifauna, Alleppey is a place which is worth visiting. Counted as one of the dream places to visit in India, Alleppey is a home to backwaters, beaches and beautiful lagoons.

Best Time To Visit: October and February
How To Reach
By Air: There are no direct flights from Alleppey. To reach the place the nearest airport is Kochi which is located at a distance of 60kms.
By Train: Alappuzha railway station is the nearest station to reach Alleppey.
By Road: Buses run at very short intervals from places like Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and many other neighbouring places.
Attractions: Alappuzha Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Average Temperature: 30 Degree Celsius
Restaurants: Vembanad Restaurant, Harbour Restaurant, Mushroom

80. Bangalore – Take A Tour Silicon Valley

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Popularly called the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is one of the finest cities which is also considered to be one of the safe places to visit in India. Known for its amazing weather and majestic architectures surrounded by lush-green parks. The city has modern malls fancy cafes and restaurants and also Botanical gardens which is perfect to take a stroll.

Best Time To Visit: November – February
How To Reach
By Air: KempeGowda International Airport is the only airport which connects with 10 domestic and 21 international airlines.
By Train: There are 2 rail terminals in Bangalore – Bangalore City and Yeshwantpur Junction
By Road: Government and Private buses run from Mumbai, Goa, Chennai and Hyderabad
Attractions: Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, MG Road, Lal Bagh and UB City Mall
Average Temperature: 27 Degree Celsius
Restaurants in Bangalore: Only Place, Olive Beach, Fava, Sue’s Food Place

81. Jaipur – Experience The Royalty

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Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan which is also called the Pink City. This place is known for its rich culture and heritage which is formed since many centuries. Jaipur city comes under the Golden Triangle and makes one of the most famous places in India to visit. From the magnificent palaces to the vibrant markets, there is a lot to explore.

Best Time To Visit: November-March
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is the Sanganer airport which is well connected with all the major cities
By Train: Shatabdi Express connects Jaipur to all the major cities
By Road: There are buses by RSRTC which runs on frequent intervals and connects to major cities
Attractions: Amer Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal
Average Temperature: 20 Degree Celsius
Restaurants in Jaipur: Choki Dhani, Four Seasons, Copper Chimney OM Revolving Restaurant

82. Chandigarh – India’s First Planned Cities

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Chandigarh is one of the famous places to visit in India. It is India’s first planned cities and is one of the famous weekend road trip destinations. Some of the prominent attractions which attracts tourists to Chandigarh are Sukhna Lake, Rock Garde, Rose Garden, the Lesiure Valley and Capitol Complex.

Best Time To Visit: August-March
How To Reach
By Air: Chandigarh airport is well connected with all the major cities
By Train: Chandigarh railway station has frequent trains plying from New Delhi
By Road: Excellent road connectivity with other neighbouring cities
Attractions: Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake
Average Temperature: 29 Degree Celsius
Restaurants in Chandigarh: Barbecue Nation, Pirates of Grill, Swagath Restaurant and Bar

83. Lonavala – Most Popular Weekend Getaway

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Another popular tourist places to visit in India is Lonavala. It is the most visited hill station in Maharashtra and is a popular destination for camping, trekking and other thrilling sports. It allures tourists with its beauty. Surrounding by gorgeous waterfalls and forests, it is a must-visit place for all nature lovers.

Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
How To Reach
By Air: Lohegaon airport is the nearest airport which is well connected with all the major cities
By Train: Lonavala has its own railway station and trains to and fro are available on a regular basis
By Road: Regular state and private buses operate regularly to Lonavala
Attractions: Tiger’s Leap, Imagica, Karla Caves
Average Temperature: 24 Degree Celsius
Restaurants in Chandigarh: Cafe 24, Lonavala Foods, Della Villa Bistro

84. Coonoor – A Refreshing Escape


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Coonoor is a serene hill station located in Tamil Nadu that is known for its tea estates. Being surrounded by Nilgiri Hills, the place attracts nature lovers from across the country. Roses, eucalyptus trees, and rhododendrons are in abundance, especially at Sim’s Park. The steam Nilgiri Mountain Railway passes through Coonoor and offers the spellbinding views of lush green Nilgiri Hills. Things To Do: Go for sightseeing, visit tea estates, indulge in shopping as the place offer a variety of tea and coffee Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport How To Reach

  • By Flight: The Coimbatore International Airport is situated in Coimbatore which is about 110kms from the city.
  • By Road: Government and private buses both are accessible to & from major cities.
  • By Train: The Mettupalayam Railway Station is the major rail head which is nearly 45 km from coonoor. You can board a bus or taxi from there to reach Coonoor

Average Temperature: 17-degree Celsius

85. Ajmer – Mystic Abode Of Khwaja Garib Nawaz


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Ajmer, the mystic home to Dargah Ajmer Sharif, attracts visitors from across the globe. The dargah was the place where Muslim Sufi Saint Khwaja Garib Nawaz resided and imparted his teachings. The site is truly unique as you will see travelers and pilgrims of different religions bowing under the same roof with the same respect. The place also hosts yearly Sufi music festivals where Qalams by popular Sufi saints are performed. Ajmer also features prominent historical sites that were commissioned by Mughals and exhibits Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Things To Do: Take a sightseeing tour, attend Sufi festivals, enjoy local food esp. For non-vegetarians Best Time To Visit: September to June Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the Jaipur International Airport in Jaipur is the closest Airport which is nearly 132 km. From there you can hire a cab and reach Ajmer.
  • By Road: There are numerous buses running between Delhi and Jaipur and most of them halts at Ajmer
  • By Train: Ajmer Junction is a popular railway station and welcomes trains from the major cities

Average Temperature: 24.7-degree Celsius

86. Varkala – The Latent Treasure Of Kerala


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Varkala is the hidden treasure of Kerala which is known for the unique 15m high Northern Cliff that is associated with the Arabian Sea. The hippie culture here is world-known, the cliffs serve amazing seafood & play global music. The place is also known for Janardhana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi. Things To Do: enjoy the beaches, visit the Janardhana Swami temple Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram How To Reach:

  • By Flight: there is no direct flight connected to Varkala, so the nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram around 40km away from the same.
  • By Road: constant bus services ply to and fro from the city of Varkala. They operate on a regular basis from Kochi, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, etc.
  • By Train: Varkala is connected to the rest of the country by railways, through its Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station.

Average Temperature: 27-degree Celsius

87. Poovar – Explore The Ancient Town


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A small rustic town located 27 km from Thiruvananthapuram with the least explored golden sand beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Also popular as a fishing village, Poovar Island is found between the Neyyar River and the Arabian Sea. When here hire a boat ( specifically during the sunset) and it will give you a backwater tour of the mangrove forest which is a must-visit activity. Things To Do: see the Vizhinjam harbor, explore the Neyyar dam & Neyyar wildlife sanctuary. Best Time To Visit: November – February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport How To Reach:

  • By Airport: Nearest airport to Poovar is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is 38km away and has regular flights from the major cities in the country. Taxis & local state transport buses are easily available.
  • By Road: To reach Poovar by road you have to first reach Thiruvananthapuram by bus. From there you can only approach the town by water. Boats & houseboats are available from Trivandrum.
  • By Train: the closest railway station to Poovar is Parassala Railway Station which is located at a distance of 11 km. From the station, you can hire a boat to reach Poovar.

Average Temperature: 26-degree Celsius

88. Kanyakumari – Touch The Southernmost Tip


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The southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, environed by the three seas- Indian, Arabian, and the Bay of Bengal. Kanyakumari was earlier known as Cape Comorin. The place is a mountainous terrain amid three seas, with tall & bold coconut trees, hills & dotted with paddy fields. Apart from this, Kanyakumari is also the only place in the country where you can observe the sunrise and sunset at the same beach Things To Do: Vivekananda rock memorial, visit Triveni Sangam, explore Vattakottara fort. Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the closest airport to Kanyakumari is Trivandrum International Airport, which is located 67kms away from Kanyakumari. From here you can take buses or cabs to reach Kanyakumari.
  • By Road: Kanyakumari is well associated with the major South Indian cities by road. If you are commuting from any of the South Indian places you can opt for self-drive.
  • By Train: Kanyakumari has its own railway station which is well associated with most of the Indian cities.

Average Temperature: 31-degree Celsius

89. Khajuraho – Visit The Archaic Temples


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A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Madhya Pradesh. The site is popular across the world for its marvelous temples adorned with sensuous & attractive carvings. The architecture of this place aims to depict the erotic forms of love, the illustrations on the wall portray passion in the most aesthetic & appealing ways. Built during 950 to 1050 AD the carvings show a paradox with the conventional Indian ideals that leave the visitors spellbound. Things To Do: tour the temples, visit the nature & Panna national park Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Khajuraho Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: The nearest airport is the Khajuraho Airport that connects Khajuraho to the rest of the country’s major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, etc.
  • By Road: daily bus services ply to and from here. Majorly from Delhi, Bhopal, Indore the buses are easily available.

Average Temperature: 25.8-degree Celsius

90. Pushkar – Ancient City With Sacred Sites


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Pushkar, a lively town bordering the Thar Desert is a prominent religious site and being a proud home to the world-famous Pushkar Mela, welcomes tourists from across the world during the festival. The town is nestled along the Pushkar Lake which comprises 52 ghats (stone staircase) where pilgrims perform rituals and take holy dips. There are over hundreds of temples at Pushkar, however, Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is the most popular amongst them. The temple was constructed in the 14th century and exhibits exclusive architecture. Things To Do: Visit temples, attend festivals, spend time at Pushkar Lake Best Time To Visit: September to April Nearest Airport: Sanganer Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flights: Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is nearly 140 km from Pushkar and you can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach
  • By Road: You can hire a taxi or board a state transport bus from any nearby city
  • By Train: Pushkar railway station is well-connected and has connectivity with major cities of Rajasthan

Average Temperature: 24.8-degree Celsius

91. Wayanad – Nature’s Heaven


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Known as Nature’s Abode, Wayanad houses archaic historical caves, welcoming resorts, magical waterfalls & amazing homestays. The place is also famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. When here tour the spice plantations and trek at the prehistoric caves. Things To Do: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruva Island, Edakkal caves Best Time To Visit: throughout the year Nearest Airport: How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the nearest airport to Wayanad is Calicut International Airport which is 93 km away from Wayanad. From here, you can either hire a cab or take a bus to Wayanad.
  • By Road: Wayanad is well associated with the nearby South Indian cities such as Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kozhikode. You can catch a public bus or hire your own cab to Wayanad.
  • By Train: the nearest railway station to Wayanad is Nilambur railway station in Kerala. It is situated at a ditay of 90 km from Wayanad. From here you can take a bus or hire a cab to Wayanad.

Average Temperature: 25.6-degree Celsius

92. Gulmarg – Paradise For Winter Lovers


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If you are fond of winters & love to play with snow then Gulmarg should definitely be on your list of must visit places in India before you turn 31. Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, the place is a famous skiing destination in Pir Panjal Range of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Dotted by snow-covered lofty Himalayas, lush green valleys, bloomed flowers, and deep ravined, Gulmarg possesses the world’s second-highest Gondola ride. Things To Do: Go skiing, play with the snow, go snowboarding Best Time To Visit: March to June Nearest Airport: Srinagar International Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the closest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar Airport which is well-connected to all the major airports of the country.
  • By Road: direct buses are available from Delhi to Gulmarg. Both government and private deluxe buses run on the common route.
  • By Train: the closest railway station to Gulmarg is 290 km away from Gulmarg. You can catch a bus from Jammy or hire a taxi directly to Gulmarg.

Average Temperature: 7.6-degree Celsius

93. Shirdi – Place Of Sai Baba


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Called the Land of Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with multiple temples & few historical places. Situated in Ahmednagar district the place holds strong significance as holy and pilgrim place for the devotees of Sai Baba. This small town is brimming with religious spots & things which will soothe the tourist in India. The aura is fresh and carries chants lingering with spirituality. Things To Do: Explore the temples, Sai Teerth Theme Park, Sai Heritage Village Best Time To Visit: June to February Nearest Airport: Aurangabad Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flights: the Aurangabad airport is the nearest to Shirdi. Post arriving at the airport you can take a bus to Shirdi.
  • By road: interstate and intrastate regularly operate here. Bus journeys are easier & convenient.
  • By Train: the nearest railway station to Shirdi is Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station which is well connected to most major cities in the country.

Average Temperature: 25.7-degree Celsius

94. Madurai – The City Of Temples


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The cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, this is the oldest continuously-inhabited most beautiful city of India. Built-in the shape of a lotus, thus known as ‘The Lotus City’. Visit the place and explore the Meenakshi Amman temple with your family

here, and seek some positivity. Things To Do: Meenakshi temple, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Abodes of Lord Murugan Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: flights are very convenient as the airport is just 10 I’m from the main city.
  • By Road: there are bus services from most of the major cities in South India. Bus journeys are also a feasible & convenient option to reach Madurai.
  • By Train: there are many train services that run across the year. But, advance booking is recommended.

Average Temperature: 28.8-degree Celsius

95. Bodh Gaya – Land Of Nirvana

Bodh Gaya

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Now the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bodh Gaya is famous for the Mahabodhi Temple. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Thus the place is also known as the Land of Nirvana. Things To Do: Bodhi tree temple, Great Buddha Statue, Dungeswari Hills Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Bodh Gaya How To Reach:

  • By Train: the closest airport is 17 km from Gaya, but it is suggested to travel via Patna Airport which is 135 km away. You can hire a taxi from the destination and drive to Bodh Gaya.
  • By Road: you can take a cab from Patna to Bodh Gaya however the roads are narrow & it’s quite dangerous. It takes about 3 hours to travel from Patna to Gaya.
  • By Train: the Gaya Railway Station is located at a distance of 16km from Bodh Gaya. One can take a cab from the railway station.

Average Temperature: 26.5-degree Celsius

96. Ranchi – Place Of Waterfalls


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For all those who love waterfalls, the city is surrounded with dense forests, beautiful river Subarnekha and houses the most beautiful waterfalls. There are hardly any sightseeing spots in Ranchi, but because of better flight connectivity the natural surroundings of Ranchi have become quite famous among the holidaymakers. Things To Do: Johna Falls, Picnic at Tagore hills, tour the Birsa Zoological Park Best Time To Visit: November to February Nearest Airport: Birsa Munda Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: The closest airport is Birsa Munda Airport, it connects Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata via regular flights.
  • By Road: located between NH23 and NH32, Ranchi is directly connected to nearby cities like Kolkata, Patna via buses.
  • By Train: the Ranchi Junction connects Ranchi to various cities in the country via railways.

Average Temperature: 23.7-degree Celsius

97. Bokaro Steel City – The Most Well-Planned City

Bokaro Steel City

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Explore the city of beautiful parks, lush greenery and beautiful makes with your best people. The place is perfect for all those looking to relax & enjoy a peaceful time with their loved ones. Apart from being the nucleus of India’s Industrial revolution back in 1960s and 70s Bokaro has gained recognition for itself as one of the most well-planned cities in the country. Things To Do: See the Garga Dam, Jagannath Temple, City park Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Birsa Munda Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the nearest airport to Bokaro is 120 kms away, at Ranchi. One can easily hire a cab from the airport and reach Bokaro.
  • By Road: situated right at the meeting point of NH32 and NH23, it connects it to cities like Ranchi and Jamshedpur.
  • By Train: Rajdhani Express connected it to New Delhi while Ranchi and Kolkata are connected by Shatabdi. The train journey is easier & hassle free.

Average Temperature: 26.2-degree Celsius

98. Deoghar – Explore Jharkhand’s Spiritual Side


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Many tourists visit this place to perform the holy ritual of Rudrabhishek (the holy bath) in the holy month. While exploring the places to visit in India before you turn 30 you can visit this place if you wish to seek some spiritual vibes & positivity. Things To Do: Nandan Pahar, Baba Baidyanath temple Best Time To Visit: October until March Nearest Airport: Bodh Gaya – 175 kms from Deoghar How To Reach:

  • By Flight: there is no direct connectivity via flight to Deoghar.
  • By Road: regular buses ply to and fro this city. They operate on a daily basis, through a well-connected roadways network.
  • By Train: the place is well connected to the other parts of India via railways. Regular trains operate for passengers.

Average Temperature: 25.4-degree Celsius

99. Bankura – The Hilly Paradise


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With much historical significance, Bankura is a town known for its hills and quaint temples. The place is great for adventure enthusiasts especially those who love hiking and trekking. Apart from that, Bankura holds a significant history and is a temple city. The terracotta temples attract most of the tourists from all over the world. Things To Do: Joypur Jungle, Susunia Hill, Siddhesvara Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the nearest Airport to Bankura is in Kolkata. From there, you can take a bus to Bankura.
  • By Road: regular buses are available from nearby cities and towns.
  • By Train: Bankura has its own railway station which is connected to the city of Bhubaneswar. From there you can take a bus or can to Bankura.

Average Temperature: 26-degree Celsius

100. Nalanda – Explore The Rustic Temples


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Wrapped in the spiritual aura, Nalanda is a significant Buddhist seat of academic excellence. It is also a well established pilgrim centre. Other than that, the place continues to be an equally soothing destination. It offers a beautiful fusion of spirituality, history, beauty, culture & tourism. Things To Do: Jal Mandir, Stupa of Sariputra, Black Buddha Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Patna Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the closest airport is Lok Nayak Jayaprakash International Airport in Patna which is 75km away. From there you can take a cab and reach your destination.
  • By Road: Nalanda is well associated with the nearby cities like Bodhgaya, Patna etc and has a good road network. You can move easily to and from from these cities.
  • By Train: the nearest railway station is Nalanda Railway Station which is well-connected with the major cities of India.

Average Temperature: 26.3-degree Celsius

101. Hazaribagh – Bewitching Land of Lakes

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Situated in the Chhota Nagpur, Hazaribagh is a stunning place with dense forests and natural formations. The dense forests in Hazaribagh are the least explored and are in the purest form all loaded with greenery. Visit this stunning place & have a soothing holiday touring the beautiful lakes with your dearies. Things To Do: Hazaribagh National Park, Canary Hills, Hazaribagh Jheel Best Time To Visit: November to February Nearest Airport: Birsa Munda Airport How To Reach:

  • By Flight: the nearest domestic airport is Birsa Munda Airport which is 96.5 km away from Hazaribagh.
  • By Road: the roads are all connected to Ranchi, Patna, and other cities of Bengal. The nearest city is Ranchi which is at a distance of 96 km.
  • By Train: the nearest railway station is Kodarma which is 50 km away. You can board a bus or hire a cab here.

Average Temperature: 23.7-degree Celsius

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Source : Google photo of bad parenting and imprinting on a child

Synopsis : Imprinting a child with positive or negative thoughts can make all the difference between a good person and a bad person later when he grows up. The blog looks at the reasons why people tend to imprint a child negatively and how it impacts the child and the society in general later sometimes in tragic ways.

We often hear the word imprinting without really understanding what it means. The experts will say one thing while the common people may say that it perhaps means it has something to do with printing and may use the word incorrectly.

What it really means is that some ideas are imprinted on to the brain of a child when his brain is like a blank slate where the adults imprint their own belief system so that the kid grows up believing in them. This is done by most adults who think that they know what is best for their kids and only they should decide what the kid gets to learn and what he should not.

They do it in many ways. One way is to repeat a lie over and over again until it imprints and later turns into truth as the adult sees it. This imprint once firmly registered in the brain makes the people believe in it and nothing can convince them otherwise. The politicians know very well how it works in their favor when they repeat a lie over and over again to their constituents who then start believing it and will follow the politician no matter what others say.

We have seen this pernicious effect on the gullible people who went to ransack the US capitol and put many people in harm’s way by attacking the policemen and others believing that the election was stolen so they have a right to protest even violently. They have been told that the earth is flat, the vaccines are not necessary and it may make them impotent, that all Mexicans who come to the country are rapists and criminals, that Asians and other minorities are inferior people who steal their jobs , that black lives do not really matter, that the policemen are just doing their jobs when they step on the neck of a man who is gasping for breath and dies etc.

But to make people believe in something, they must get started with the kids who are innocent and absorb anything told to them as the Gospel truth because they trust their adults who are supposed to know better. Kids are extremely vulnerable to this imprinting process but adults are not immune either. Most of the voters in America believe what the preachers and politicians tell them even if the common sense tells them otherwise.

This is the bread and butter of the fundamentalists who imprint their sadistic and horrible belief system on the young and the old through their mullahs in numerous mosques and through the Internet site they operate so we saw thousands and young men and women who joined their ranks by running away from their homes to go to Syria and fight their Jihad against all the infidels. They thought they were doing God’s work so what could be so wrong in that! They were not children but were vulnerable just the same who later found out how the terrorists had imprinted on them a falsehood that meant to kill and torture people in the name of their belief.

Some were horny women who were promised glorious sex and a chance to meet horny bearded young men with sinister looks on their face but found themselves becoming sex slaves who were shared by everyone like candies, beaten when they refused submission and even killed because they were disillusioned to see the horror in person and wanted to run away.

In some Moslem countries they run Koranic schools called madarsas where the kids are taught hate for the non-believers so that they could be trained as Talibans later on to go on Jihad and kill their enemies. They are told that it is a holy cause for which they should be prepared to die so that they will go to heaven where 72 horny women called Huris will take care of them forever.

So numerous terrorist groups have sprouted all over the world some home grown and others who have been influenced through the propaganda using the Internet. The children thus imprinted are the most difficult to reform later so in all religions, the adults work the hardest on the kids because their brains are like soft clay where ideas can be easily imprinted that later hardens into strong belief.

We have all heard the horrible cult followers of one sinister man who asked them to commit suicide in Jonestown in Guyana one day so they all took poison and forced it down on their children as well so there was a mass murder in the name of belief. Such persuasive power of one man over thousands has meant disaster because nothing good comes out of it. Just take the example of Nazi Germany where Hitler imprinted his ideas on people so negatively that it led to the world war.

Goebbels was not called the propaganda master of Hitler for nothing. He made killers out of ordinary people of Germany who joined the SS because Goebbels made them believe that they were doing their patriotic duty to kill the Jews and the gypsies.

This process of imprinting is practiced by many adults worldwide who try to make their kids in their own image or like them. Some succeed as was the case of one of my classmates in college who was an extreme example but not all adults succeed in imprinting to the extent they wish.

A kid who grows up developing a strong personality begins to question what he is taught at a certain age and may not follow all he has learned so he may take a different course in his life. I know of a Hindu woman who is reading the Koran in the Internet and learning what she can learn from it. It is not clear what she will end up doing eventually but her mother worries.

In the animal kingdom, all animals try to teach their young ones what they must learn in order to survive in the wilderness. The song birds for example teach their chicks how to sing. The chicks that have lost their mother cannot sing because they learn by imitation. Sometimes they imitate other birds or even humans like the parrots, mynahs, and cockatoos etc. who are natural mimics. The young seal cubs who hate to swim are practically forced by the mother seal into water to teach them how to swim.

Young cheetah and leopard cubs are taught to hunt by their mothers because it does not come naturally to them. If you get them very young then they will follow you around like a puppy and will not learn to hunt and live in the wilderness by themselves.

But we think that we are smarter than the animals and birds because we get some education, training and develop our own individual personalities that defines who we are. This identity is often tainted by the belief system imprinted on our brain since childhood by the religion our parents belong to.

Only those people who do not practice any religion and profess to be atheists can escape the imprinting but they suffer a great degree of ostracism, persecution and marginalization by those who are the religionists and who consider the atheists as a threat to their system.

There is a famous song of John Lennon called “Imagine” where he sings how wonderful the world could be if there was no religion anywhere but unfortunately the fundamentalists in America burned his posters, his LP records and one person took it upon himself to kill him one day.

The animals imprint on their young ones because they try to make them learn the fundamentals to survive on their own when they grow up. But we do it not for our survival but to propagate our faith whatever they may be.

This impulse to propagate our faith through any means brought mass slaughter of innocent people during the Inquisition in Europe and Latin America and persecution of those who were of different faith and different culture. Many such persecuted people found a safe haven in America but it continues even today in many parts of the world.

I would like to see a child imprinted with knowledge that will help him become a smart and decent person in the future who can teach the next generation what he has learned so that the whole society benefits. A smart computer expert father who teaches his children mathematics, computer knowledge or programming early can make future Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. They were not born geniuses but learned along the way what they needed to learn to become genius. Kids with high IQ learn anything faster than those kids who are not so smart but they too can learn given half a chance.

Some parents encourage their sons and daughter to learn about aviation so later they can become pilots in the air force. Some teach their children the love for biology and chemistry or other sciences that can produce in them Nobel laureates later in their life. The love for education that Malala’s parents taught her made her a proponent of education for all girls and boys later and the Nobel prize that she received was very well deserved by such a young girl.

I would like to see a child imprinted with love and compassion for others who are not like him so that he can treat everybody equally without discrimination, hate and blind beliefs. Apathy, racism, discrimination, ill treatment of women , sexual abuse of young and vulnerable people , jealousy, greed, bullying others, cheating, thieving, taking advantage of others for personal gain, deceit, double standard etc. are very nasty things kids learn from their adults at a certain age through this process of imprinting.

A child who learns vulgar and hateful language at home will talk like them. If his parents teach him all the bad things I mentioned above, it will profoundly affect the kid and he may even go out and shoot some poor Asian women like in Atlanta because he was taught to hate the Asians.

So the negative imprinting will have a negative effect and the positive imprinting will have a positive effect on the kid. This is where we humans are different from the animals. The animals and birds never teach their offspring negative things. They only teach them what they need to learn in order to survive. Animals do not hate other animals naturally and are known to show extreme compassion for other animals in trouble and try to save them. We could learn a lot from the animals because we do not show compassion to our own kind .

Now we are entering the era of artificial intelligence that worries me. Soon they will develop computer based algorithms that will be able to study the brain pattern in humans and translate into thoughts that can be read by the computers. This means that we will never be able to be private anymore.

Our privacy must be guarded from the prying eyes and computer algorithms because it is our last bastion that we value and want to preserve but it may soon come under attack. It may also negatively impact the very young ones by interfering with their brain and the thought process and may make negative imprinting easier creating monsters in the process.

Imagine if the military schools or the ROTC people could program the brain of a cadet and tell him to go and kill someone in another country, it will be the same as creating a robot army that does not think but can be manipulated from a distance through electronic means. They will be no different from the mullahs teaching young kid hate of infidels and the love of jihad to become Talibans of the future.

Some birds learned to talk trash in a zoo somewhere that embarrassed the visitors so the zoo keeper transferred the trash talking birds to an isolated area but birds do not know the difference between what is trash and what is not so they can’t be blamed. We as humans should know the difference and should be responsible for how we talk and how we behave with others.

Sadly I see many trash talking men and women here who are so toxic that it boggles the mind. What imprinting they had when a child?

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How to fight evil

Source : Google photo of evil man

Synopsis: Our world is full of evil people who do harm to others in order to gain riches and power. Such people start modestly in their early life but gain notoriety progressively as they become more evil and become more powerful. They are a scourge that infects the humanity that destroys many lives and puts pressure on the governments to deal with them effectively.

There was a prosecutor in Palermo, Sicily who took upon himself the massive task of bringing the mafia people to justice and gathered evidences against them that would hold up in any court of law. He succeeded in putting in jail more than 300 criminals who had committed serious crimes of murder, rape, extortion, kidnaping people for ransom, illegal occupation of private and government properties, reign of terror in rural and urban areas, bribing politicians and justice people to overlook their crimes and numerous other evil acts. The brave prosecutor was threatened by the mafia who were hell bent to kill him so the Italian government gave the brave man and his family 24 hour protection because one way the mafia could get to their victim was through his family whom they could kidnap and torture.

The criminals jeered and cursed him from behind the bars of their jail and said that he will soon die and they will all go scott free to resume their criminal life. The press avidly followed the progress of the case because no one had ever even tried to prosecute so many mafia men at one time and succeeded so people hoped that this time the courageous prosecutor will succeed where others had failed. He had the full support of the police and the judiciary to bring to justice all these criminals so that the country could eliminate the scourge of mafia once and for all.

But one day the mafia men put a bullet into his head while killing his body guards so the case stopped in its track and all the criminals were released, the evidences against them disappeared and the reign of terror resumed with full vigor.

When the mafia tags a victim, there is no way he or she can escape. The most audacious method is to send a killer on a motorbike that stops beside the car of the victim when there is a red light, shoots the person and rapidly escapes. The dead man slumps on his steering wheel that triggers the horn alerting the traffic police but the killer is long gone.

In many countries the mafia people operate with complete impunity because they protect themselves by bribing the police and the judiciary just like what you have seen in the movie The godfather that highlights how the mafia got started in the rural villages of Sicily and how it spread to the United States and other countries.

Not all mafia people are Italians. There are numerous mafia gangs in many countries involved in drug trafficking, people trafficking, slavery, prostitution, diamond and gold smuggling, land grabbing, extortion etc. Most of these criminals are home grown while others may have international connections. Their main objective is to make money as fast as possible using any means including murder. They invest their black money in businesses that act as a front, acquire illegal properties through threats and intimidation and numerous other ways like setting up shell companies to hide the source of their illegal money.

Now for the first time a chief minister of the most populous state in India has taken up the task of eliminating the mafia in Uttar Pradesh. The mafia had never even dreamed of such a nemesis and are learning that here is a very determined man who wants to end their rule forever.

The chief minister has warned all criminals to surrender to the police or leave the state so to persuade them, he sends the bulldozers to demolish their illegal buildings .So far hundreds of mafia buildings have been demolished and many prominent criminals are in jail awaiting trials. Others are shaking in their boots because they know that the bull dozers are coming for them so it is just a matter of time. The government of India freezes their bank accounts, destroys their illegal properties, returns the freed land to its legal owners, prosecutes the criminals and their musclemen and makes life very hard for them to survive.

For the first time the mafia men are now living in fear and some of them have surrendered to the police voluntarily to spare their lives but to eliminate them completely is a gargantuan task that requires constant vigilance and prompt action. Now many other states that are encouraged by the progress made in Uttar Pradesh are initiating the same process in their areas because mafia exists everywhere. There is coal mafia that steals coal from the mines, sand mafia that steals sand ,wildlife poaching mafia, human trafficking mafia , the drug mafia ,prostitution mafia and many more. Some of these mafia people have foreign connections with the terrorists in neighboring countries who want to destabilize the country.

The politicians of some states protect these criminals because they receive hefty donations from them to their personal accounts and to their party coffers so the criminals flourish everywhere. The politicians also use their own gangs to extort “Protection money “from businessmen and shop owners just like the mafia. Their goons intimidate the voters to get their bosses reelected but that too is coming to an end because the common people are tired of rigged elections, fake voters, fear of violence against them, intimidation and are now demanding the election of an honest candidate.

But this is easier said than done. Who is an honest politician and what is the guarantee that he or she once elected will not do the same meaning patronizing the criminals to get rich? It is easy to get corrupted when there is a temptation and easy to get rich method offered by the mafia. Those who dare to stop them end up with a bullet to their head because a very determined killer will always find a gap in the security of any politicians.

Remember the assassins of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert? No one has until now found the real culprits. There was a case recently in a village near Kanpur, India where a big time criminal lived in a massive villa with high walls and security cameras. One night the policemen surrounded his villa late at night to arrest this man but found the main access road blocked by a bulldozer and all the lights turned off so they proceeded by foot in the dark. They were in for a tragic surprise when they were met by a hail of bullets from all sides so more than 8 policemen were killed and many more injured while the criminals all escaped through the back door.

The main culprit who had ordered the murder of the policemen escaped to the neighboring state but was caught later and was being brought to Kanpur but the vehicle overturned somewhere and the criminal tried to escape. He was then shot dead. Most of his goons who had killed the policemen are also dead.

It was later found that he was informed by a policeman in his pay that a raid to arrest him was underway so he set up his gunmen on the roof to ambush the raiding party. This is how the mafia people work. They pay the police to inform them when a raid is coming to arrest them.

Once I was stopped by a friend to put money in the juke box of a place to listen to some music. She told me that the mafia places these juke boxes through intimidation and collects the money every night. They also operate Laundromat and car wash facilities etc. as front to show that they are legitimate businessmen but continue their crimes.

In Mexico, Colombia and other countries of the region, thousands of innocent people have been killed by the drug cartel because they opposed them and their goons. One cartel leader has been arrested and is serving jail time in the US but hundreds of them still operate freely putting immense pressure on the law and order situation in many countries.

There are evil people everywhere. One transport officer in India collected thousands of Rupees from truck drivers illegally every day until one day a magistrate passing by saw a long row of trucks at a crossing. He became curious for this traffic jam and soon learned that a policeman without tag was extorting money from the drivers. When questioned, he confessed that he was doing so by the order of the transport officer and has been doing so for many years. He also spilled the name and the address of the fellow.

When the residence of the transport officer was raided, the police found millions of Rupees filled sacs everywhere. They also found lots of documents of ownership of numerous buildings, apartments, malls, hotels, farm lands and a large number of luxury cars and buses in his compound. He was promptly arrested and all his properties confiscated by the government. He is waiting for the court proceedings to complete before sentencing but he is just one of many such corrupt people.

There is a saying in India that when the police went to a village to get the scammer, the whole village was emptied meaning that the evil people are everywhere. While some are being caught and punished, others go about their evil ways freely.

The crime investigative branch of the Indian Police routinely raids the premises of businessmen , movie stars and others who are suspected of hoarding illegal cash, jewelries and precious things to avoid paying tax and find millions of Rupees , gold and silver hidden in often ingenious ways. They meaning the raiding teams take great pleasure in trashing the house of such people who can only watch but do nothing. Many have been sent to jails. Indian jails are nothing to brag about where the new inmates are thrown in the company of rapists, murderers, homosexuals and the likes.

So far I have written about the big time criminals who run the mafia everywhere but there are others who are petty thieves and fraudsters who specialize in scams of all kind. Their victims are innocent people like you and me who are vulnerable. The dishonest vendors give you less by weight for what you buy from them, they sell you adulterated food and over charge you. Some will not give back proper change.

Once a man gave me less money than what I expected when I changed dollars into Rupees at an airport bank. I counted and recounted my money and found it less than the correct amount so finally he was forced to pay me the correct amount. This is evil. Another con man tried to do the same in Manila but I refused and walked away but many innocent people are so victimized.  

The problem is how to avoid the evil people? They come in many shapes and sizes and pretend to be honest when they are not. Who will protect us from such people? Do we always have to be on guard? Why people become evil so easily?  They adulterate milk, they sell inferior quality meat and vegetables and they cheat you when you buy anything from them, they pressure you to buy fake products and they laugh behind your back because they make a fool out of you. They are also evil even if not in the same league as the mafia men.

Then there are people who try to borrow money from you but have no intention of paying it back so they too are evil. How many of us have been so victimized? I am sure many of you have such sad stories to tell. What I find absolutely horrible is that some of the evil men and women are known to you and some of them may even be your relatives whom you cannot avoid.

In conclusion I can only say that as long as the humanity exists, there will always be evil people no matter how hard the police try to curb them and put them behind bars. If one is put away, a thousand take their place so the utopia we dream of will always remain a dream and not become a reality.

So we have to teach our children honesty, selfless service, good values and morals and most of all humility so that they grow up as good persons. Only the good people can fight the evil in this world like that chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. I wish there were more such people of courage who put their own lives at risk to serve the people and bring justice to those who were harmed.  

 Source : Google photo of Einstein with his quote

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Universal healthcare

Female surgeon ties her surgical mask around her face underneath operation lights.

Synopsis : We all have to deal with the high cost of medical care no matter where we live in the world. This hurts the poor more than the rich so it is of great concern to the vast majority of the world population. While some Scandinavian countries and Cuba have successfully made available the healthcare to its population for free or for a nominal cost , others do not follow their example calling it socialistic. Healthcare should be a basic human right and not a dole given to some while denying others.

One of the great concerns we all have is how to get well and at what cost when we do get sick. No one is immune to this problem because sickness is like a dark cloud that hovers over the mankind. Sometimes we get sick due to no fault of ours just like with the Corona virus now that has claimed a million or more lives worldwide and shows no sign of abating.

We are innocent victims because someone who is sick with the virus has infected us without us suspecting it so when we get sick suddenly and die, it devastates the family and the loved ones. There are many such infectious diseases out there that pose serious threats to our health every day because we are not aware of them. Some are deadly like the corona virus or tuberculosis while others can be cured if detected in time by the physicians who may suggest a cure that may be too costly for an average patient unless he or she has medical insurance.

Or one can have an accident that is so debilitating that it destroys the person. No one can predict accidents that can happen anytime through no fault of yours. A drunk driver may hit your vehicle and seriously injure you or kill you so how can anyone know what is going to happen?

More people die in road accidents worldwide than in all the wars ever fought in the post industrial period. I personally know a person who was a dashing young man with a good future but one day he had a motorbike accident that made him a disabled person for life and put an end to his career and dreams. He now hobbles on a crutch because his leg was amputated to save his life but what life he has? He now suffers from depression.

Another fellow had a serious accident that damaged his spinal cord that never healed and killed him within one year of his marriage to a nice girl. So accidents can happen to anyone anytime because life is unpredictable. We were so lucky that our son who fell from a swing in Mexico City one day and broke his elbow was taken directly to a wonderful hospital by a social worker where the doctors gave him the best care possible and joined his broken bone for free.

If the same thing had happened in the United States, our bill would have been in thousands of dollars. Anyone who has an accident while visiting the United States will be in big trouble if he does not have a medical insurance because the cost of treatment and hospitalization is very high.

We all get old someday if we do not die earlier due to some reasons but the old age for most people means heart trouble, eye trouble ,hearing loss, fragile bones that break easily, dementia, cancer of all sorts, lymphatic problems, prostate problems just to name a few. Some people who are not lucky live alone whom no one visits so they die alone and helpless in their house or apartment. The neighbors inform the police only when they smell the stench of death. We hear of such cases only too frequently.

So I started to think that the reason why most poor people in the world die from diseases and conditions is because they are too poor to pay for the expenses to get well and who do not have the medical insurance that could cover most of the expenses.

In many countries in Africa and Asia, people depend on the traditional herbalists to get well because they often prepare medicines at low cost or for free but can’t help in serious cases that need the hospital care under a trained doctor. (Read my blog called Gabar Buri here in this context.)

I went to a fellow when my finger was dislocated in an accident so he pushed my finger back to its socket, made it stable with two strips of bamboo and bandaged it to heal. He was a milk vendor who was reputed to have this skill of fixing broken bones so people went to him for help. He charged me practically nothing because he did it as a service to the poor.

You may have also heard of faith healers in some countries who treat people suffering from serious illnesses and charge very little for it if they are genuine but most of them are fake and make money by fooling people. Still desperate people go to them because they have no one else to help them.

The US president Barack Obama was greatly praised for making the Universal Health Care in America affordable to everyone but the opposition party tried to repeal the law and failed when the US Supreme Court favored the law and sided with the people.

Some European countries like Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland among others have a birth to death medical coverage for every citizen for free because the government pays for it through taxation giving the whole world an example that free universal medical care is possible. Cuba is another country that comes to my mind that also gives free medical care to every citizen although Cuba is not as rich as the Scandinavian countries.

The question that we should ask is – why a supposedly rich country like the United States has such a high cost of medical care while other countries in Europe have free care for all that is paid through taxation? Politicians there deride the free medical care in Europe as Socialistic and counter to capitalism because they support the capitalistic way of doing things that support the rich pharmaceutical companies who make big money from drugs and who donate liberally to the campaign funds of the politicians. The private hospitals are very expensive .Who cares if the poor people suffer?

I wrote earlier in a blog that some poor Americans went to Guantanamo base in Cuba and asked the doctors there to treat them for their illness but were chased away by the American armed guards. So very disappointed they went to Havana and asked people where they could get some help. They directed these poor Americans to a very good hospital where the doctors attended to them immediately and gave them all the medical help they needed for free.

The Americans were in tears when they were given bags of gifts as well by the hospital staff and very low cost medicines that they were to take later on and openly wondered why their countrymen vilified Cuba that gave them free help? They could not praise enough the doctors there.  Michael Moore has made a documentary on it and on the healthcare system in the US that is worth watching so I will give you the video here to watch.

Sicko Part 1

Sicko Part 2

Source : U tube video

Indian government now has passed a law that covers all Indians up to 500000 Rupees in Medicare expenses so that no sick person is denied medical help. India also makes low cost generic drugs to treat most illnesses and has become the low cost pharmacy of the world. It exports billions of dollars’ worth of medicines to numerous countries including the United States but the big pharmaceutical companies try to put many road blocks to India because the generic drugs hurt their lucrative business of making money out of people’s misery.

There are some NGOs that collect usable pacemakers from patients who have died in U.K and send them to many countries where the patients desperately need them but can’t afford the high cost. This way the NGOs do the charitable work that they should be praised for. There are some charitable organizations in India that provide free of cost artificial limbs to the victims of accidents. These limbs are made to order to fit perfectly the patients who are given hope and a new lease on life. The Government of India also provides subsidized wheel chairs to some people of old age and motorized wheel chairs to those who are the victims of serious accidents that caused the amputation of their limbs.

I like to see the health care as a basic human right because as I wrote earlier, some people get sick due to no fault of their own like in the epidemic of Corona Virus so to make them pay for the vaccine is like putting salt on their wound. All countries should vaccinate their citizens for free and pay for it through taxation. They should also buy the low cost vaccines from countries that have a proven track record to reduce the tax burden on their citizens.

There are many religious organizations in India that operate free or greatly subsidized hospital care to anyone in need but they alone can’t cope with the demand because their hospitals have limited number of beds so this responsibility must be shared by the governments that have greater resources to set up many hospitals.

In many countries we see the problem of healthcare for the common people because the family doctors who treated patients at low cost have disappeared supplanted by greedy doctors who charge hefty fees for their services and who often suggest non-essential but expensive tests that increase the cost. ( Please read my blog called Where are the doctors? in this context ).

The Muslim hakims in many countries still heal the sick people with their vast knowledge of medicine they prepare themselves and charge very little because service to people is their main objective. I was once helped by a hakim whom I considered an angel because his ointment healed me completely. But they cannot be found everywhere so people still have to go to an allopathic doctor. (Read my blog called Where are the hakims? here in this context )

The hospitals in some countries now demand a huge deposit from the patient before they admit him and tell him to deposit more just after a few days. It does not stop there. Many doctors come to check the patient so they have to be paid a big fee that the hospital puts on the bill. Some doctors refuse to be paid by the insurance company and want to be paid in cash for a surgery or other services as it happened with us. At the checkout time , the anesthesiologist, pathologist and even the janitors fell in line to be paid in cash. The guards let us out of the hospital only after we had given him the proof that we had paid all the bills.

What is very sad are the huge bills that the relatives of the patients have to pay after the death of the patients so the families are doubly hurt. The hospitals then call the funeral parlor people to collect the body because they work in cahoots with them and collect a good commission from them for doing so. The funeral parlors include this commission in their bill to the relatives of the dead patient so everyone makes money at the expense of the grieving family.

I have come to realize that making money from the misery of others has become very lucrative business because people do not have a choice in the matter. So I admire any government that helps its sick people in a humane way and gives them all the support they need at such times. The universal health care is or should be a right and not a business to make money from so President Obama will always be remembered and praised for his landmark Affordable Health Care law for all Americans.

Another issue is the cost of burial or cremation that everyone faces at one time or the other. The governments that operate cremation facilities at low cost protect the families from the predatory Funeral parlors so that is another way all governments can help their citizens. I hope one day everyone will have the right to live a healthy life and get help from their government when they get sick and die.

When Emperor Aurangjeb was on his death bed, he ordered that he should be buried as a pauper wrapped in a simple white sheet by the side of the road. He wanted no grand mausoleum and epitaph but wanted to lay under the sky forever.  He was a cruel king but in death he proved that we come naked to this world so we should be buried in humility as well when our time comes.   

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Bane of middlemen

Source : Google photo of middlemen

Synopsis: Between you and me, there is always a middleman who makes a profit. He is everywhere and has his finger in every pie but he exists only as a parasite who sucks the blood of his victims who are both producers and the consumers worldwide. Now some countries are trying to protect the producers and the consumers by enacting laws. Such laws are long overdue and welcome.  

Once I was caught by surprise when a person I had known for years asked me where I was planning to visit in India to which I answered very innocently that I would like to visit Jaipur, Rajasthan. He then immediately called a driver who would bring me and my family to Jaipur the next day for a fee to which I agreed so we all drove to Rajasthan the very next day.

The surprise came later when I paid the driver who then handed over to this person his share of the money in front of me that he glibly pocketed. It is called a commission that made my trip to Jaipur more costly than if I had dealt with a driver directly.

I see this phenomenon called commission worldwide when a person takes a part of the money of a transaction as his rightful share for a service he provided that was not solicited.

There is a word people in India use for such person called Dalal whom they avoid at all costs because they extract a heavy price from anyone who seeks their service wittingly or unwittingly as was my case. It left a bitter taste in me that brought about an end to my relationship with that person because it was at least to me so unfair.

These middlemen are everywhere. They will entice you with a huge sum in black money for your property for sale so that they can take a mighty chunk of it as commission. What you do with your black money is not their problem. It is illegal but so many people are motivated to do such transaction with these middlemen because of greed and their immoral nature.

India is a country that is rife with corruption at all levels of the society where the middlemen are everywhere sucking the blood of the country and getting fat like leeches at the expense of others. The politicians take millions of dollars as commission from any contract they sign as middlemen so the country loses huge sums of tax payer’s money this way but the loathsome practice continues unabated because it is a source of easy money for them.

Recently the government of India passed a bill to help the farmers so that they could be assured of a better price for what they produce but the middlemen provoked the farmers with false and deceptive idea that the bill was against the interest of the poor farmers. Thus thousands of farmers started to protest against the bill creating huge problem for the public. They blocked the roads, railway lines and threatened to block even the parliament building because they were misled by the middlemen who were the losers when the bill became the law.

The middlemen who paid the farmers a low price for their grains sold the grain at a much higher price to consumers thus raking in huge profit for their own pockets so the farmers remained poor and debt ridden while the middlemen got richer. The new law to help the poor farmers who can now sell their produce directly to anyone including the Government has put an end to the middlemen who are very angry so they are making false claims.

Now it has come to light that these middlemen share their loot with the politicians and give to their party huge sums of money so that the politicians will not enact laws against them and protect their interests. In the USA, it is called lobbying where the big companies put pressure on the politicians through their lobbyists to enact laws to protect their interests that run counter to the public interest. They do this through outright bribes to powerful senators and congressmen and by donating hefty sums to their campaign funds to fight the next election.

But the government of India has not backed down under the pressure from the middlemen and has declared that the money will be sent directly to the bank accounts of farmers for anything the government buys from them to eliminate the middlemen completely. The farmers can now sell their produce in the Internet to any buyer at a much higher price than what they used to receive so they are now free from the hated bondage to the grain market run by the middlemen or dalals.

Any country where the curse of middlemen is endemic can only blame itself because they do not take any action on them so the public suffers. One reason for high level of inflation anywhere is due to this factor of middlemen who pay a poor price to the producers and sell at a higher price to the consumer so everyone suffers. It takes moral courage to enact laws that benefit the farmers and producers of things we consume but very few governments show such moral courage to make laws that benefit the poor.

In Europe we often see the farmers dumping their milk, fruits and vegetables on the road because of very low prices they receive but the store prices remain high due to the middlemen there. If the farmers try to sell their produce directly to the consumers through the farmer’s markets, they are often beaten and chased out by the middlemen.

The farmers find themselves in a terrible bind because they do not have storage facilities so they are forced to sell their produce through the middlemen. They also borrow money from them to buy the inputs they need to produce crops, live stocks, fruits and vegetables that the middlemen deduct from the price they pay to the producers plus hefty interest on the loan so the farmers suffer.

The manufacturers of defense equipment price their products that include the amount they have to pay the middlemen to procure a contract and the bribes they have to pay the politicians who must approve such contract. This leads to scams of massive proportions that leaves no industry unaffected. Ultimately what the government buys from any source anything must be paid for by the revenue earned through tax remittances so we the people suffer and pay for all the corruption.

This is the bane of the system where the middlemen have become an integral part. We see it in the pharmaceutical industry that rakes in billions of dollars from consumers because the middlemen keep the price of drugs high to reap huge benefits. The poor people who can’t afford costly medicines die of sickness that can be otherwise treated because the remedy does exist for many diseases.

That is why the pharmaceutical companies hate the generic drug makers who sell the same drugs at a much lower cost to the poor people. Now they are against any country that makes cheaper Corona vaccine and gives them away for free to poorer countries like what India does because it hurts their lucrative business of making Corona vaccines.

When Nikola Tesla proposed free electricity for everyone, the businessmen in America were greatly alarmed because  they had invested heavily in the infrastructure and the power generation plants so they hated the idea of Tesla and forced him to die in poverty in a New York hotel room with his dreams unfulfilled. His scientific papers, notes and formula were confiscated by the government and hidden away in undisclosed places.  

The idea of taking commission has now become an integral part of the capitalistic society anywhere that has given rise to extraordinary level of corruption that continues to wither away the moral soul of any country.

When you have no choice but to buy the things you need through a middleman, you only bolster their position and make them more entrenched. They are not ashamed because they claim that they provide a service for which they must be paid. They protect themselves by creating unassailable conditions so the producers have no choice but to accept their demands. It is because the farmers of this world do not have the resources to put up huge storage facilities, do not have access to loans to do so and do not have crop insurance to protect themselves in case of calamities.

Those who do are rich farmers or very large corporations with deep pockets that can afford to put up facilities to benefit themselves. The small farmers suffer the low prices they receive for their hard work so they remain poor and in debt. Thousands of such poor farmers in India have taken their lives because they could not feed their families even after all the hard work.

In the so called developed countries, the small farmers are being marginalized by the rich corporations that are increasingly taking over the production of food. We now see this trend in less developed countries as well where the poor farmers sell their land and move to cities in search of jobs. To work so hard and still remain poor is the fate of millions of farmers so they migrate but the cities do not provide them the alternative they seek. This continuous migration only swells the slums in all major cities of the world where the poor congregate.

Therefore I salute the Indian government that has made beneficial farm laws to protect and help the poor farmers who feed the whole nation. Without them we will all starve and the government will be forced to import food from somewhere. Many countries even today suffer because they do not produce enough to feed themselves so import the food at higher cost.

I am fundamentally opposed to middlemen who take advantage of others to benefit themselves but it is very hard to get rid of them unless the government steps in to protect the poor. Such efforts are labeled socialistic by the capitalists but who cares if it helps the poor?

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