India is a vast country and offers something unique to all types of travelers. You will get opulent luxury in the palaces of Rajasthan if a royal experience is what you are after, you will get serene unspoiled beauty in Kerala referred to by travelers as God’s own country, and if you are types who want to really travel the country and revel in its hidden charms then India will not disappoint you there either.
· Located in turmoil stricken Kashmir, Srinagar has after a few tough years, become accessible to tourists from all over the world again. This is one city that will captivate you with its natural beauty and friendly people. Take in the sights at the many lakes and gardens, visit the local markets and see how the locally produced willow caters to an entire nation’s obsession with Cricket.
· The best time to travel is in the summer months (May to October) as the roads other infrastructure can break down in the winter months.
· A foreign citizen may need a special clearance apart from an Indian Visa so be sure to check that out.
· Goa is a popular tourist destination but it has a lot to offer outside of the usual beaches and clubs. Head up to North Goa and take in the Portuguese heritage of the state. It was the last state in the country to gain Independence and it still has kept the old architectural landmarks intact.
· The churches in the state are breath-taking and a must see. They are beautiful during the day however do try and get a glimpse during the night when they are lit up.
· Some of the more remote beaches are around 40 kms from the main beaches but well worth a visit. They are a lot less crowded, noisy and the drive to get to them is stunning as well.
· Home to one of the national parks in the country, Ranthambore has the highest density of tigers anywhere in the country.
· Tigers are fast becoming extinct and this park offers you the best opportunity to get a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
· Avoid the swanky hotels while you are here and stay in the camps that are on park grounds. They are equipped with all the facilities while letting you get close to nature. If you must live in a hotel though, there are plenty of resorts and hotels nearby the Tiger reserve.
· Located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is where the Dalai Lama took refuge from Chinese authorities.
· There is an entire sub city composed of Tibetan immigrants and this offers you a great opportunity to take in the Tibetan culture first hand. The monasteries, eateries are all authentic Tibetan.
· Dharamshala is also famous for its hiking trails and Trekking into the hills. You can take a local guide and spend a few days in the foothills following the popular trails.
These are some of the less traveled places in India and even though they may not be the easiest places to reach, the satisfaction is worth the effort.
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