12 Typical Indian Holidays That Never Go Out of Style

By Sameer Kapoor on Dec 04, 2015
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Most of us would like to go on offbeat destinations in India that claim to offer unique experiences and activities. However, for the world abroad, India is an exotic land that consists of some stereotypical images and locations that never fail to allure them. There are some of the places in India that can be considered as evergreen in terms of tourism value that they still hold. Let us see which one of these places feature in this list:

1. The Ultimate Adventurer’s Fantasy - Road Trip to Leh

Every biker’s dream is to cover the rugged terrain of Leh on his bike. Though biking to Leh might have become one of the most beaten to death activities in India, yet the charm still allures many to take that ultimate ride. I am one of them!

2. The Classic Indian Tour - Taj Mahal


For many people in the world, India is synonymous with Taj Mahal. While most of us would know that there is more to India than simply the Taj Mahal, this tomb still features on the list of best places to visit in India. After all, this is one monument that still finds place in the list of wonders of the world!

Also read: 9 Mistakes People Make Again and Again While Traveling in India

3. Party Hard - Goa

Goa and parties go together! While there are other beach places in India that might be beautiful than Goa, but then this festive city still holds its innate charm! Remember Kangana Ranaut saying in Queen- "aap log to Goa hi aate hoge”. Not just beaches there are so many other things to do in Goa, explore them all while you are there.

4. For Peaceful Vacations - Pondicherry

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Pondicherry is one of the peaceful places in India that offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of other cities. The colonial charm of this city has never failed to entice people into coming here, especially the French.

5. Indian Sculpture Art - Kahjuraho

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For those who understand Indian erotic art, Khajuraho is a must visit. While most of the Indians might not have visited this place, it holds a charm that the foreigners can’t resist.

6. Switzerland of India - Kashmir

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Considered to be the "Switzerland of India", Kashmir has a magical natural charm that is still unscathed by the decades of extremism. One of the most beautiful locations in the world, this is what defines India’s nature on world map.

You may want to explore these Valleys of Kashmir

7. The Exotic India - Sand Dunes of Rajasthan

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Set against the blue sky in the Thar Desert, the Sand dunes gives a magical feeling once visitors are in the deserts. Formed as a result of windblown sand marks, they are one of nature's true delights. While it may sound too clichéd, they are India’s treasure that never fail to impress people.

8. For Water Sports - Andaman and Nicobar

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Whenever we think of water sports in India, the very first place that comes to our mind is Andaman and Nicobar. And why not? This place has an exquisite underwater marine life that looks beautiful with its various hues. Water sports in Andaman are the best way to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

9. The Ultimate Hill Station of India - Shimla

The Queen of Hills and once the summer capital of British, this hill station might have become too commercialized but still holds a charm that withholds the attention of many travelers.

10. God’s own country - Kerala

Known as God's own land, Kerala blends spirituality, peace and nature. For many people Kerala is an ideal destination to get Ayurveda massages.

11. For Spiritual Vacation- Varanasi

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The cultural capital of India, Varanasi has retained its status ever since times immemorial. It will continue to do so as Varanasi still receives a large number of locals and foreigners alike to come here for spiritual indulgence.

Also Check: Things to do in Varanasi

12. For that British Charm - Darjeeling

The British charm of Darjeeling will take you back into the olden days! The small town charm with heritage trains on the tracks can never fail to impress our fancy!

So which one of these places you still haven’t visited? Let us know.

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