India is a land of exceptional aesthetic beauty. It stands 23rd on the list of ranking of countries in International Tourism. India is an abode of alluring landscapes, varied multicultural heritage and diverse sceneries from snow capped mountains of the Himalayan Ranges through serene ghats and beaches to dense tropical rain forests. Today we are going to celebrate some spectacular destinations rendered by Incredible India that will make you capture every bit of them and leave vivid impressions in your memory to remember even after years of visiting.
Famously known as the “Abode of Clouds”, Meghalaya is often referred to as “Scotland of the East”. Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is mesmerizingly beautiful and an unravished piece of nature. The rawness of its natural beauty is still untouched. It has various nearby attractions that will make you want to keep this city in your little pocket and experience its serenity time and again. Lush green mountains without a tinge of brown and air so pure you can actually smell its sweetness. Some of the best places to visit and have some awesome clicks are the Shillong peak for a panoramic view of the great Himalayas, Ward’s lake for an ultimate relaxing evening facilitated by well maintained peaceful gardens, the Elephant falls, Mawlynnong which is the cleanest village in Asia and has a unique attraction of a natural bridge and many more. And last but not the least, Cherrapunji for its aesthetic views.
A port city in the state of Kerala, Kochi is a unique blend of historical and contemporary architecture. Tranquil beaches add even more to its sightliness. Chinese fishing nets along the northern shorelines undeniably explore the rich culture and past of Kerala. Visiting backwater homestays, mostly in the outskirts of the city is a whole another experience for the visitors. Kochi is a land of making memories and reliving them by capturing
them in the clicks.
Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Kheerganga is popular for its ultimate scenic views and relaxing natural hot springs. Kheerganga is actually a trek to Kheerganga peak including a bit of mountain climbing and leisure walks in the forests. You can indulge in limitless photography during your stay in camps. Hot water bath after the trek is an absolutely rejuvenating experience. Bodies soaked in natural hot water and snow capped mountain peaks above your heads and in the distant horizon will wash out all the weariness of the long trek.
Also, known as the “Golden City, Jaisalmer acts as the shield to India’s frontier in the west. Its rich cultural heritage makes it a place worthy of not one but repeated visits. Jaisalmer is a city where you can experience royalty and sophistication at its prime. It is a land of innumerable Forts, Hawelis, Museums, Temples and impeccable landscapes of shiny golden sands radiating beauty and eminence in every bit. Cool evenings are perfect for camping and applauding the majestic beauty of the city. Jaisalmer is a place which you will want to click through your eyes.
Located in the Kumaon district of Uttarakhand and situated at an altitude of 1938 metres, Nainital is the crown jewel of Uttarakhand Tourism. It derives its name from Naini Lake, a freshwater lake, around which it is settled. Nainital is home to about seven lakes with exceptional photographic landscapes. Once a British Hill Station, Nainital is also rich in vintage architecture providing a soothing sightseeing experience. It is paradise for nature lovers and photoholics because of its eye pleasing backdrop and tonnes of engagements diving deeper into
exploring its natural beauty including trekking, adventure sports and a lot more.
We shall continue exploring the dimensions of Indian aesthetics and culture further in the second part of this article.