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The Most Iconic Holiday Destination in India

The Most Iconic Holiday Destination in India

India is a country rich in culture, traditions, cuisine and whatnot. The country has several beautiful destinations where tourists from around the world visit and enjoy exploring the ethnicity. From the North to South and East to West, you can find various attractive places to visit. Some have a historical presence, whereas some have beautiful sightseeing locations, some predict and showcase India's tradition, and some let you explore the country's naturals.

Have you ever been to India? Or have you ever traveled to the most popular sights in India? If not, you are missing out on the best you could ever experience. Visiting and exploring the iconic sights of India can't be done in a day or so because numerous places are a must-visit in India. But in this blog, you will learn about some of India's most iconic places.

Jammu and Kashmir

In the Northwest of India, you can find heaven on earth. Yes, heaven. Kashmir is as beautiful and peaceful as heaven is thought to be.

While visiting Jammu and Kashmir, you must visit Vaishno Devi, Patnitop, Doda, Kishtwar, Sanasar, Yusmarg, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Gurez Valley and Srinagar.

In these areas, you can enjoy trekking, horse riding, trout fishing, skiing, Whitewater rafting, camping, mountain climbing, shikara ride and much more. You can also visit beautiful sightseeing places such as the Mughal garden, Tulip garden, Bilo ki Power, Kud Park etc.


In the central and western parts of India, you can find the state of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is known for being India's industrial and commercial center. The city of Mumbai in Maharashtra has the Gateway of India, and the entire Bollywood cinema finds its place in the region.

The most common places people visit in Maharashtra are Shirdi, Nashik, Mahabaleshwar, Ganpatipule, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Lonavala, Ellora caves, Panchgani, Ratnagiri, Matheran, Igatpiri, Kolhapur and many others. In the region of Maharashtra, you can enjoy their delicious local food such as Vada pav, Misal pav, Pav bhaji, Bhajiya, Pav pakoda, Kanda Poha and Dabeli.

West Bengal

The state of West Bengal is situated in the eastern part of India. The state shares border with other countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. West Bengal is known for its architecture, culture and food, which impresses the visitors.

If you plan to visit West Bengal, you should take advantage of the following things.

Visit the temples

Try Bengali food

Enjoy tram rides

Visit Eden gardens

Visit the museum and also watch Bengali cinema

Try a ride on the hand-pulled rickshaw

Don't miss out on the metros of Kolkata

Try Bengali sweets

Do the local shopping

Explore the architecture

Andhra Pradesh

The state of Andhra Pradesh is situated in the southern part of India. The state is bounded by many other Indian states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Odisha. Andhra Pradesh is famous for its culture and traditions and is among India's leading rice-growing states.

There are several places to visit in Andhra Pradesh, such as Tirupati, Amaravathi, Srisailam, Vishakhapatnam, Araku Valley, Ananthagiri Hills, Kurnool, Guntur, Nellore, Lepakshi, Rajahmundry, Horsley hills and many others. To explore Andhra Pradesh, you must try their local food items like Pulihora, Chepa Pulusu, Gongura pickle ambadi, Pesarattu, Chicken biryani etc.

Uttar Pradesh

The state of Uttar Pradesh is situated in the north-central region of India. The state is known for its rich tradition and culture.

In the state, several famous cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Prayagraj, Mirzapur, Vrindavan etc. You can visit various places like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ganga ghats, JK temple, Prem Mandir, Agra fort, Taj Mahal, Bara Imambara, Constantia House, Sarnath, and many other places.

Things that you should do in Uttar Pradesh are:

Eat banarsi paan

Try boating in the Ganga River

Enjoy chilling at Assi ghat

Do local shopping in Lucknow

Eat Lucknowi biryani and Kebab

Explore the 'galis' of Banaras

Shop Banarsi saree

Eat roadside food


India is a beautiful country where you can find historic sculptures, architecture, tradition and culture. People in this country are attached to their ethnicity and believe in following their customs. This diverse country serves you with everything that you might need. So, explore the most iconic places in India, which are mentioned in this blog and the others, such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Banglore, Rajasthan, Gujarat and many other places.