Places one must go in India


I was inspired by a video featuring Sal Lavallo, one of the youngest Americans to have visited every country in the world. This blog is my attempt to list some unique places from every state in India. It is not just a list of the places I have visited, but also includes places that I would like to visit in the future. The asterisk (*) signifies that it is on my wishlist.

Andhra Pradesh

Gandikota* - Mini canyons of India - Nature Lovers

It is also known as the "Grand Canyon of India" due to its resemblance to the famous Grand Canyon in the United States.The deep valley, surrounded by massive rocky structures, creates a mesmerizing and unforgettable scene.

Belum Caves* - Largest Cave structure in India - Explorers/Adventure Seekers

It is one of the longest underground cave systems in the country and is a popular tourist attraction for its unique natural formations and fascinating history.Belum Caves is a unique and unforgettable destination that offers a perfect blend of natural wonder, history, and adventure.

Borra Caves* - Another set of Cave structure in India - Explorers/Adventure Seekers

It is a network of underground caves that were formed millions of years ago due to the action of water and other natural forces on the limestone rock. British geologist William King had explored the caves and declared them a national treasure.

Arunachal Pradesh


Majuli - Largest river island in the world. - Nature/Spiritual Lovers

Location in the might Brahmaputra river Majuli offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, with its peaceful ambiance and authentic Assamese culture. The island is home to various Vaishnavite monasteries called "satras," which are centers of culture, religion, and art.

Photo of Majuli, Assam by Question Mark




St Augustine Church - A church hidden right in front of the eyes - History & Ruin lovers

Constructed in the 16th century and was one of the largest churches in Asia at the time today, all that remains of the church are its iconic ruins.

Photo of Panaji, Goa, India by Question Mark

Tree House @ Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

A perfect escape from the city's chaos, offering a peaceful and rejuvenating environment in the forest. Although the view may be partially obstructed, the adventure of climbing up the tree house and experiencing the forest's serenity is an unforgettable experience.

Photo of Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Khotigao, Goa, India by Question Mark

Savri Waterfalls


Rani ki vav* - A Step well 8 stories deep - History & Art lovers


Himachal Pradesh

Key Monastery - A monastery like no other - Nature & Architecture Lovers

monastery's unique architecture and stunning location make it a popular destination among tourists and spiritual seekers

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Dhankar Monastery - A monastery listed under World’s Hundred Most Endangered Site, stands on a slippery structure like Ant hill. - Nature & Architecture Lover

Perched atop a high mountain ridge, the monastery offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains and valleys

Photo of Dhankar Monastery, Sichling-Dhankhar Gompa, Dhankhar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Question Mark

Chandratal Lake, Reflections like no other, on water which changes colour throughout the day . - Nature Lovers

Photo of Chandrataal Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India by Question Mark

Jammu and Kashmir



Hampi - Largest open air museum . The cult location of this generation. - Nature,Art & History Lover

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Question Mark

Badami , Pattadakkal & Aihole - The Home of South Indian Temple Architecture - History & Art Lovers

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8 hr boat ride from Kollam to Allapuzha or Vice Versa - Slow down to peek into the daily life in backwaters - Nature Lovers

Photo of Alleppey, Kerala, India by Question Mark

Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho - Hidden land of temples once hidden by Khajur trees - History/Art Lovers

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Question Mark

Orchha - A river island of Budelkhand, with a Palace, Temple and Wildlife Sanctuary. - Complete offbeat package

Photo of Orchha Fort, Orachha, Madhya Pradesh, India by Question Mark


Nigojh - Who loves potholes ?? You certainly would if its not man-made - Explorers

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Lonar Lake - Not all extraterrestrial impacts are scary - Nature Lovers

Photo of Lonar Lake, Maharashtra by Question Mark


Loktak Lake - Lake of floating islands - Nature Lovers

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Dawki - The place locally called 'Crystal Water' - Nature Lovers

Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Question Mark

Double Decker root bridge - Bridge that gets stronger everyday - Explorers

Photo of Nongriat, Meghalaya, India by Question Mark





'Langar' @ Amritsar Golden temple - Its not a place , its an experience - Everyone

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Gurdongmar Lake - Thin air but more water - Explorers

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by Question Mark

Lachung - Scotland of India - Nature Lover

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Tamil Nadu




Unnakoti - All Gods in one place - History/Art Lover

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Chabimura - Feel the Amazon forest in India- Explorers/ offbeat

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Uttar Pradesh


West Bengal

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