Rich in natural scenery with clear blue lakes and majestic mountains, India also attracts visitors with historical sites recognized as world heritage sites.
The National Park of Flower Valleys (Uttarakhand state) is a UNESCO world heritage site, discovered by a climber in 1931, hidden between the Himalayas and behind the Zanskar mountain range. When the weather is warmer, the valley comes alive with hundreds of flowers blooming. The most appropriate time to visit is between July and October.
Wind Castle was built in 1799 as an extension of the Royal Palace in Jaipur, Hawa Mahl. It was originally designed so that royal women could see the streets without being seen.
Ladakh is one of India’s most spectacular scenic areas, with towering mountains and deep valleys. The Nubra valley is located in the northernmost part of Ladakh, with the Shyok River crossing.
The Adalaj stairwell in Ahmedabad is typical of Indonesian architecture and design in the Islamic style. The Adalaj Well consists of 5 floors, dating from 1499. All the walls are intricately carved with patterns such as flowers and birds, or scenes in myth.
460 km off the coast of Kochi, the small island of Agatti is part of Lakshadweep – the smallest Indian territory. The sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and turquoise sea make the beach an ideal resort, although visitors need to be licensed to come here.
Considered as the “crown jewel” of Kashmir, Dal Lake is a must-visit when visiting Srinagar, with its beautiful gardens and snow-capped mountains. The best way to enjoy the scenery is to take a traditional wooden boat on the lake.
The Sam dunes located on the outskirts of Jaiselmer (Rajasthan) are one of the most accessible areas of the Great Thar Desert – aka the Sahara of India. A tour on the back of a camel to watch the sun rise and set will be a memorable experience.