Nepal, go-to destination for adventure and self soul-searching. It has so much to offer and possibly very little time to see and experience all of them. It must be understood that Nepal strides on its own pace hence, one might have to tick-off some of the popular places from the go-to list.
There are plenty of places to be overed but, below are the most easily accessible ones even if there is a time constraint.
New Delhi is the capital of India. This city is a mix of ancient and modern features. It is rich in culture, history, architecture, and human diversity, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens, and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, has long been a travel hub of Northern India. With Mughal history, Old Delhi takes you through the serpentine streets passing through mosques, monuments, and forts. Colorful bazaars cater to all sorts of goods and items. The city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj. It generates a mesmerizing beauty showcasing well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings.
The city of architectural wonders where one can visit the spellbinding Taj Mahal, a beautiful marble monument, located on a bank of the Yamuna River. Agra was the capital of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful Queen Mumtaz Mahal. After her death in 1631, Shah Jahan created a mausoleum that is now known as a symbol of eternal love. During the tour to Agra, travelers can see many grand Mughal monuments.
Jaipur, also called Pink city, is one of the most popular destinations in India. It is the capital of Rajasthan State. The historical forts, royal palaces, beautiful lakes, sand dunes, and colorful bazaars make Jaipur a popular tourist city for all travelers. It is easily accessible by road to Agra, another historical city where Taj Mahal is located. Jaipur is part of the most popular Golden Triangle circuit that includes Delhi and Agra as well. Jaipur has an excellent infrastructure to connect other tourist cities. Jaipur has some of India's best hotels, which complements the scenic and architectural beauty of the Pink City. The history of Jaipur takes us about 300 years back in time when the Mughal empire in India was on the decline.
Varanasi is an ancient city teemed with historical temples and has been a major tourist attraction. It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. Millions of Hindu Pilgrims visit the Ghats and temples of this holy city every year in the belief to attain Moksha or liberation. Varanasi city has been the center of spiritualism, education, and religion for thousands of years. The significance of Varanasi/ Kashi can be evaluated from the fact that Hindus from nooks and corners of India and Nepal wish to spend their last days in this eternal city to attain liberation. This very facet of the holy city pulls curious westerners as well as diehard devotees to her fold. In fact, Varanasi is an example of peaceful co-existence of religions. You can have a meaningful insight into what Varanasi is all about by taking a boat ride on the Ganges in the early hours of the morning. The experience is truly transcendental and beyond words!
Goa is a dream destination for the tourists visiting India. Tour to Goa provides a perfect break from the busy work schedule and urban chaos. This coastal tourist destination has been the most enchanting place in the Western part of India with its green and beautiful green stretches of land and natural landscapes. The best time for Goa tour begins from mid-July to September end or November end to mid-February. Travelers can enjoy walking over the Coco/Sunny beaches, along with the seashore. The religious tourists can visit the ancient temples and churches in Goa.
Ladakh, known as a high altitude ‘cold desert’ region of India, lies between Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range. It is a Tibet- like a wide plateau, mountain peaks and passes surrounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges- the Greater Himalaya and the Karakoram. Its capital, Leh lies at the crossroads of ancient trading routes between Kashmir, Tibet, Central Asia, and the Indian plains and has been a Buddhist center since the 3 rd century AD
Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill resort towns in the West Bengal State of India. It is located .at an altitude of 2,134m, bordered by Sikkim to the north, Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east. Darjeeling is also renown by the official name of 'Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council', under which three major hill towns comprise of -Darjeeling town, Kalimpong & Kurseong. Its green hills and sloppy lands are steeped in color and are interspersed with abundant stretches of lush green tea gardens.
One can see Mt. Kanchenjunga ( 8,586m) the world's third highest Mountain looming over the northern horizon, which provides a magical aura to the land attracting thousands of tourists to Darjeeling. In spite of being much influenced by British Raj, this little town still retains legacies of its colonial past. The toy train is one of the live examples of Darjeeling's British Raj influence.
Sikkim is a tiny Himalayan state of India situated in the eastern frontier between Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the east and Darjeeling to the south. Sikkim offers the magical feel of a Himalayan fairytale land. It is a wonderland enriched with hidden valleys, Buddhist monasteries, icy lakes and a mountain setting endowed with various species of flowers and forests. This former kingdom has been home to three major indigenous groups of people such as the Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese which provides a colorful amalgamation of cultures. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world ( 8,586m), dominates the landscape and is regarded as Sikkim's guardian deity