Indian Destinations Loved by Foreigners

Charming cities! 7 Top Indian Destinations Loved by Foreigners

From the mighty Himalayas to the vast Thar Desert, from the backwaters of Kerala to the colorful streets of Delhi, India is a land of lavish contrasts. The enchanting landscapes and serenity promise to give a sense of comfort and happiness. Check out these 7 destinations that top the list of foreigners that shouldn’t go unnoticed by the natives.

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Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

With the most scenic landscapes and peaceful environment, Kasol has to be at the top of the list. The ratio of the Israeli population is so high that this hamlet is sometimes referred to as “Mini-Israel”. There are a number of hiking trails, places for nature walks and cafes to spend some quality time. Visit this destination to experience a completely different environment. After all, Kasol is all about creams and cafes. 😉

Best time to visit: March to October

Backpackers stay in Kasol: Cirrus Somewhere in Parvati Valley

Must have exp: Trekking to Kheerganga

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Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Far from the busy streets lies the pretty hamlet of Munsiyari. Nestled in the Himalayas, this destination offers stunning vistas of snow-capped mountains. Foreigners visit this destination to enjoy the beauty of nature and spend a peaceful time. There are also many host families where you can stay and enjoy delicacies from the Kumaoni.

Best time to visit: March, April, May, October, November

Backpackers stay in Munsiyari: Munsiyari Homestay

Must have exp: Nature Walk in and around Munsiyari

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Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Nestled in the beautiful Kangra Valley, Dharamshala cannot be left unexplored. The impeccable beauty of this pristine destination remains unrivaled and unsullied. It has a large Tibetan population and is also known as Little Lhasa because it is the center of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Enjoy sightseeing or indulge in meditation at the Tushita Meditation Center.

Best time to visit: March to July

Backpackers stay in Dharamshala: Youth hostel Dharamshala

Must have exp: the serene monasteries

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Right from the breathtaking landscapes to the man-made wonders like Laxman Jhula and from adrenaline pumping activities like rafting, bungee jumping to the serene banks of the Ganges, Rishikesh has a lot to offer. Popularly known as the “yoga capital of the world”, it is floored by thousands of foreigners who come here to learn yoga and spend some quiet time at the ashram. The Beatles visited Rishikesh in the late 1960s, further increasing its popularity.

Best time to visit: October to March

Backpackers stay in Rishikesh: Zostel Rishikesh

Must have exp: River rafting / camping

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
 

Varanasi is one of the oldest cities and the cultural capital of the world. This city is most famous for three things – Ganga, ghats and temples. The vibrancy in the area, beautifully decorated temples, cheerful inhabitants and peaceful ghats entice foreigners to visit this destination. There are many places to visit and a number of things to do in Varanasi for people of all interests.

Best time to visit: November to February

Backpackers stay in Varanasi: Stops Hostel Varanasi

Must have exp: Watching the Ganga aarti at ghats during the night

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Visited less by the locals and more by the foreigners, Agra contributes a lot to the tourism sector of the country. Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world is not the city’s only attraction. There are many fascinating tombs, mausoleums and a sprawling fort that are part of the legacy of the Mughal Empire here.

Best time to visit: October to March

Backpackers stay in Agra: Zostel Agra

Must Have Exp: Viewing Taj Mahal on a full moon night

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Kovalam, Kerala

Located in “God’s Own Country”, Kovalam is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. The scenic beauty and peaceful environment of this untouched country attract visitors from all parts of the world. This place is also a delight for those who love seafood. Enjoy a swim in the clean waters of the sea, enjoy sunbathing and walk barefoot on the sandy beaches for an unforgettable experience.

Best time to visit: October to March

Backpackers stay in Kovalam: Kovalam Backpackers Hostel

Must Have Exp: A stay in the houseboats

If you have not yet explored any of the above destinations and are planning an international vacation, we would like to suggest - let's first admire the beauty of our homeland.
If you have not yet explored any of the above destinations and are planning an international vacation, we would like to suggest – let’s first admire the beauty of our homeland.
 

Let’s explore our incredible India!

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