Top 20 Places to Visit in India in 2018

2017 is gone, leaving a lot of memories and incomplete resolutions. With the arrival of New Year, new resolutions come in play. Travelling more in the year, is usually on everyone’s list. There are thousands of destinations in India one can explore this year. The team of Khote Nawab compiled a list of Top 20 Places to Visit in India in 2018-

1) Majuli Island, Assam

Majuli island is amid the mighty Brahmaputra River and is said to be the largest river island of the world. Majuli flaunts unparalleled scenic views which tend to disappear during monsoon as the island gets dominated by the river.

Best time to visit –Throughout the Year. November being the best month

2) Dudhsagar Waterfall, Goa

It is surprising how so many people visit Goa every year and yet Dudhaagar is a mystery place for most. Dudhsagar which literally means a Sea of Milk is a four-tiered waterfall located 60 km from Panaji by road and is amongst India’s tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 meters and an average width of 30 meters.

Best time to visit – June to September

3) Floating Lake, Manipur

Loktak Lake is one of the largest freshwater lake in North-East India. It also has the only floating national park in the world named Keibul Lamjao. Keibul Lamjao National Park is the humble abode of the endangered Manipur deer. The place is as charming as it gets and gives you unparalleled viewing of some natural sceneries.

Best time to visit – June to January

4) Kutch, Gujarat

Kutch literally means something which intermittently becomes wet and dry; a large part of this district is known as Rann of is a shallow wetland which submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons. The Rann is famous for its marshy salt flats which become snow white after the shallow water dries up each season before the monsoon rains.

Best time to visit –October to March

5) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer is a town in Rajasthan known as a World Heritage Site. Jaisalmer stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort. For people who like sun-drenched and parched places might find the rugged beauty of Jaisalmer very appealing.

Best time to visit –October to March

6) Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers is a national park in Uttarakhand known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. It is also the home of many endangered species like Asiatic black bear, brown bear and blue sheep. It is a high-altitude valley with the rich variety of flora and innumerable species of flowers.

Best time to visit – Throughout the year. Best Month August

7) Lonar Crater, Maharashtra

The legend has it, thousands of years ago, a meteorite caused a huge crater somewhere near Pune. That crater is now popularly known as Lonar Crater. There is no way to find out as the how much of these undocumented stories are made up, but the feel and the stunning panoramic view of the crater are breathtaking.

Best time to visit – October to February

8) Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang district historically belongs to Tibetan territory and is claimed by both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China as a part of South Tibet. This is where Indian culture meets Chinese and gives you the feeling of being at two places at the same time.

Best time to visit- March to June

9) Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha, founded by, Rudra Pratap, is known for the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace. The view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs from the palace is spectacular. The vibrant murals in the Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, encompasses a variety of religious and secular themes, bringing the walls and ceilings to life. The Stern, the shrines and the temples in the vicinity add colors to the poignant history of Orchha.

Best time to visit – September to March

10) Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Lepchajagat, a high altitude village near Darjeeling hill town is blissful getaway destination for nature lovers. It is a popular honeymoon destination, due to the romantic and natural feel of the place. Now, a popular tourist spot, Lepchajagat is famous for views of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Best time to visit – June to January

11) Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Lansdowne is a picturesque cantonment town named after Lord Lansdowne, Viceroy of India. The place is known for Tip n Top View Point offers excellent views of surrounding Shivalik Hills. Santoshi Mata Temple, Regimental Museum and the Bhullatal Lake are the other major attractions.

Best time to visit –March to October

12) Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Mandu is tribute to the love shared between Baz Bahadur and his wife Rani Roopmati. Mandu is a popular getaway destination for people living in Indore and other major cities in Madhya Pradesh. The Jahaj Mahal in Mandu is an architectural gem and a beautiful experience for all the nature lovers.

Best time to visit – June to October

13) Ladakh

If you are into mountaineering, Ladakh is your heaven. Pangong Lake with its panoramic beauty has already made its debut in many films. From the mystery of magnetic hill to the panoramic view of the beautiful city Leh, Ladakh offers the complete package and is a perfect place to visit in 2018.

Best time to visit – June to September

14) Goa

All that could be said about Goa has already been said. The Churches, the Miami like beaches and the Old Goan feel will make you want to go there every year. Goa is one place everyone looks up to for a relaxing weekend. For all the plans cancelled in the past few years, 2018 is definitely the year to visit Goa, one more time.

Best time to visit – November to May

15) McLeodganj, Dharmashala

McLeodganj is a suburb of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, home to the Dalai Lama. It is the starting point for some exhilarating treks into the high mountains and is one of North India’s most irresistible destinations. McLeodganj opens up doors for all the trekkers around the world and offers the best views during the winters.

Best time to visit – December to May

16) Andaman Islands

If you always wondered, what lies beneath the surface of the endless ocean, Andaman is the right place to quench your thirst. Andaman is famous for its beauty and underwater sports like scuba diving, snorkeling.

Best time to visit – October to May

17) Zuluk, Sikkim

Zuluk is a small village beside a winding road which once was a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India. It is a high altitude village with a small population. If you travel a little from Zuluk, the view point called Thambi offers a panoramic view of the majestic Mountain Range. It is one of the emerging and offbeat destination in Sikkim.

Best time to visit – March to June

18) Alleppey, Kerela

Back in the 20th Century the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon called Alleppey, the Venice of the East and rightly so. Located in Gods own Country, Kerela, Alleppey is one of the most heavenly places in India. Closest to nature and stunningly beautiful.

Best time to visit – June to September

19) Coorg, Karnataka

The Orange County, Coorg is known as the Scotland of India. The cocooned comforts of a lush Coorg gives you a heavenly feeling of being close to the nature. The place allows the spirit of the land to infuse your very being, and coax you gently on a personal voyage of discovery.

Best time to visit –November to April

20) Mawphlang, Meghalaya

Mawphlang is a village in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. It was the center of Presbyterian Church of Wales and medical activity in the Khasi Hills during the 1890s and is a popular destination in Meghalaya.

Best time to visit – Throughout the year. Best Month July

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