India is a country which has rich and diverse geographic terrain, filled with majestic mountain peaks, tropical beaches, lush green forests, scenic lakes, mosaics of grasslands, deserts and vast stretches of scenic wilderness. India, the land of attractions, offers some of the best landscapes in the world along with amazing natural wonders and sceneries. From east to west, north to south, this country packs an assortment of treasures for nature lovers. If you are looking to experience being one with nature, this is the country you need to be in!
If you come to India with the quest to explore its mesmerizing sand dunes and deserts, the desert safari on camel backs will leave you with enchanting memories. The desert safari is a captivating and alluring experience where you can enjoy riding through windswept and rippling desert seated on camel back and camping the night out under the starry skies. Get a chance to visit the rustic, rural desert life of India from close quarters like never before. The deserts of India are mainly in the Northwestern and northern regions of the country. These arid lands have been quite popular as holiday destinations with travelers. Large parts of Rajasthan in the north-west, and Ladakh in the northern extreme of India contain deserts. While the Thar desert of Rajasthan has the common one-humped dromedary camels, Ladakh is home to the rare two-humped bactrian species. Desert camel safaris can be mainly done in Rajasthan in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner and in the Ladakh plateau, at the valley of the Nubra river.
Hill stations and mountains
The hill stations of India are dotted with wild flowers in full bloom, bright greenery, apple orchards, waterfalls and unadulterated mountain air, making it an extremely pleasurable experience with nature. Apart from relishing the magical creations of nature and scenic exquisiteness, one can add adventure to their holiday by mountaineering, trekking, camping and paragliding amidst misty nature woods. These hill stations are beautifully located in the different regions of the Indian Himalayas as well as other states of India. If you are looking to pamper your soul, searching for tranquility, calm and peace, these hill stations offer you an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Most of the hill resorts in India still retain their old-world charm and offer an opportunity to experience some of god’s surprises such as frothing rivers, green valleys, snow covered mountains, deep gorges, misty woods and a lot more that can amaze you.
There are many gorgeous hill stations in India.
North Indian states are famous for various hill stations like Almora, Auli, Badrinath, Gangotri, Nainital, Mussourie, Pithoragarh, Kasauni, Ranikhet, Nanda devi in Uttarakhand, Chail, Chamba, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Kangra, Kasauli, Khajjiar, Kufri, Palampur, Renuka in Himachal Pradesh, and Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Srinagar, and Zanskar in Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir and Mount Abu in Rajasthan.
East Indian states are popularly known for hillstations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Mirik in West Bengal and Gangtok in Sikkim.
North-East Indian states have hillstations like Tawang and Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh, Saputara in Meghalaya and Dzukou Valley in Nagaland.
West India is known for hill stations like Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran, Panhala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgini and Kaas Plateau in Maharashtra and Saputara in Gujarat.
Central India is known for Panchmarhi in Madhya Pradesh.
South India also has a number of hill stations like Araku Valley and Horsley Hills in Andhra Pradesh, Yercaud, Coonoor, Kodaikanal, Ooty and Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu, Coorg and Nandi Hills in Karnataka, Devikulam, Wayanad, Idukki, Peermade and Munnar in Kerala and Ananthagiri Hills in Telangana.
India has a stretch of over 7500 kilometers of coastline in its geographical treasure. An alluring country blessed with beauty of the sea, sun and sand, India’s beaches have lots to offer. The honey glaze over the sea horizon during sunrise and sunset and clear sky canopy over the blue waters create a magical panorama. From the exotic party scene on Goa beaches, the breath-taking beauty of Kerala beaches, the tranquility of emerald beaches of Andaman or the coral reefs at Lakshadweep islands, the beaches here are sure to mesmerize you. For adventure seekers wind surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, canoeing, angling and fishing are some of the adventure-filled activities that you can enjoy.
Some of the popular beaches are Anjuna, Baga, Bogmalo, Benaulim, Calangute, Candolim, Chapora and Palolem in Goa, Mahabalipuram or Mamalapuram in Tamil Nadu, Ganpatipule in Maharashtra, Kovalam, Varkala, Marari, Alappuzha, Bekal, Beypore, Cherai, Fort Kochi in Kerala and the Union territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Daman & Diu.