Discovering India, Ruby of the World

By: Freelance Contributor

Out of the many possible visitor destinations, few are able to compare to the wonders of India. From the sights, to the people, and even the smells, India is a vast rich land waiting to beguile visitors who value beauty. Though the country of India is known the world over for its fascinating culture and delectable cuisine, many outsiders may feel intimidated by the sheer size and diversity of this magical land. Here are some of the best spots to get the most out of your trip


1. Delhi

For many visitors to India, Delhi is one of the most important places to visit. Serving as India’s capital city, Delhi is ideal for providing a broad synthesis of the country’s many influences. Historical monuments and museums are plentiful in India, and safe for tourists to visit. The incredible age of this magnificent city is plainly evident in diversity of architecture.

Delhi India

2. Goa

The influences of Goa’s colonial past can be seen in the many different types of religious buildings. Awe inspiring Hindu temples are only a relatively short taxi ride away from ancient Christian churches, serving as a constant reminder of the region’s dense history. But what draws the immense crowds here are the incredible parties.

Goa India

3. Calcutta

To really get a sense of the beauty of India consider a trip through Calcutta, or Kolkata, in the heart of West Bengali. Known at one time in history as a world cultural authority, Calcutta is a charming shadow of its former glory. When in Calcutta, be sure to take advantage of the close proximity to the many national parks and beaches in West Bengali. With six different parks, a visitor is exposed to the stunning assortment of natural sites.

Kolkata India

4. Tamil Nadu

Tourists, healers, and other caregivers flock to this special land. There are over 34,000 temples in this wondrous place. Located near the southern most end of India, Tamil Nadu in close proximity to many scenic views of the Indian Ocean. Also located nearby is a spot popular with tourists, the ancient wooden fortress of Padmanabapuram’s Palace.

Tamil Nadu India
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5. Punjab

The modern conveniences of Punjab have distinguished itself from other parts of India, making this comfortable paradise for 100,000+ guests of the city. Aside from its reliable communication transportation networks, Pujab is located quite near to traditional housing districts which showcase home designs unique to the region.

Punjab India

6. Mumbai

Truly a city for the world, Mumbai has it all. From Bollywood to Scuba diving, World class Cuisine to breathtaking Shrines, Mumbai truly has something for everyone.

Mumbai India

7. Kerala

Almost the mirror opposite of Mumbai, The state of Kerala is one of the world’s best kept secrets. Situated along the Malabar coast, this tropical heaven is known for untouched beaches and a healthy respect for nature. Historical Forts, nature sanctuaries, and a collection of hill stations provide plenty of adventure.

Kerala India

8. Karnataka

If any single region in India can show how immense the country truly is, it would be Karnataka. Though not as popular as some other Indian destinations, Karnataka still has its respectable share of important shrines and historic sites. Makes for a great get away for visitors wanting to travel, but not wanting to contend with busy sites. The waterfalls in the region are some of the preeminent falls in Asia.

Karnataka India

9. Haryana

Considered by many to be the cradle of the Hindu civilization, the sites within Haryana are home to intensely celebrated pilgrimages. The most well known of the pilgrimage sites is Jyotisar, original site of Bhagwad Gita creation.

Haryana India


10. Uttar Pradesh

Home to the world famous Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh is quite properly considered the heart of India. The region is interested by the Ganges river, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. This land figures prominently in Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The world’s oldest dances and recipes would have been conceived years thousands of years ago here.

Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh India