Mumbai – the economic hub of the India, is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamour and squalor, modernity and tradition. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. Mumbai is a city that proudly boasts of success stories from different walks of human survival.
Lying on the west coast, Goa is one of the smallest states in India known for its brilliant beaches, scrumptious food and Portuguese heritage. Goa also boasts of beautiful architecture from the colonial era with many churches and old-style bungalows. The people are quite friendly towards tourists and celebrate many festivals throughout the year.
Rishikesh is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the Yoga Capital of the World. As it lies on the holy banks of river Ganga, Rishikesh has been a hub of Sadhus (saints) with numerous ashrams teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda springing up, the most popular of which is the Beatles Ashram.
Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness – Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty.
Pune is a bustling metropolis of Maharashtra, ranked number one in India in the ease of living. It is a hub of diverse people and activities and is rapidly growing into one of the top metropolitan cities in the country. Pune is a city that perfectly blends modernity with tradition sprinkled with colonial-era charm.
Darjeeling – also known as the ‘Queen of the Himalayas’, is a popular tourist destination in North-East India. Providing a heady mixture of splendid tea gardens on rolling mountain slopes, meandering toy train rides through the picturesque city, and delectable traditional Tibetan cuisine, it works wonders to cater to the gorgeous panorama of the Himalayas.
Udaipur is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This ‘Jewel of Mewar’ has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. It has natural offerings with a grandeur multiplied by human efforts.
A rapidly growing metropolis, an industrial hub, an educational hotspot, and a city with a magnificent past – Ahmedabad is famous for its textiles and its tie-dye bandhani handloom technique. Home to a plethora of remarkable temples, intriguing museums, classy markets, delicious food and colorful culture is making it a fast-growing tourist destination.
Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is located in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, on the banks of river Jhelum. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar is known for the stationary houseboats, gondola-type rowboats, floating vegetable market, and colourful Shikaras on Dal Lake.
Munnar is a popular hill-station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 metres in the Western Ghats. Munnar serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. Besides, it has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.
Majestic buildings, tales of heroic battles, resplendent forts and palaces, and multi-faceted characters, Jaipur has long been one of the shiniest cultural jewels. It’s quite interesting to see the highly urbanized pockets and shopping areas have casually sprung up beside gleaming forts, magnificent palaces, temples and museums.
Situated at a height of 2200 metres, Shimla still retains its old world charm with beautiful colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly mall road and beautiful churches. Shimla is often covered with nearby towns of Kufri, a hill-station almost always covered by snow and Chail, famous for a huge palace and the highest cricket ground in the world.
Having evolved gradually from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and the many lakes here. Bangalore is renowned for its eateries, street food corners, quirky cafes, coffee roasters and pubs dotting every corner of the city, serving cuisines from all over the world.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Replete with picturesque shimmering beaches, lagoons of turquoise blue waters and a bit of history, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a little slice of paradise tucked around 1400 km away from the east coast of India. Havelock and Neil Islands are known for pearly white sands, palm-lined shores and offer some of the best snorkelling options.
From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to University campus, Delhi has multiple personalities and is considered to be the city with a heart. The narrow, winding lanes of old Delhi are a testament to the former Mughal rule. It is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new.
Best described as a microcosm of modern Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of culture and history, and an extravaganza of culinary delights. Singapore is indeed an amalgamation of a fast-paced life and an off-the-back-street inheritance. It is the quintessential cosmopolitan, having the highest religious diversity in any country.
Home to the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa, this global city is known for its lavish architecture, incredible skylines and a plethora of tourist attractions that break records to be the tallest, longest and biggest. This man-made miracle is filled with shimmering skyscrapers, fancy hotels, shopping malls and restaurants.
Evolved as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, this country exhibits its enriched culture through its magnificent castles, museums, cathedrals and medieval towns. It is adorned with incredible architecture, rustic cobblestone streets, old breweries, zesty jazz clubs, buzzing markets and noteworthy churches.
A country of superior intellect and rich culture, Germany offers its travellers a well-rounded experience of beautiful architecture, a beautiful countryside, fun-filled festivals and the most brilliant, lip-smacking cuisine. Every time is a good time to visit. The country is either blooming in color or everything is serene, calm and covered in snow.
Thailand, a dreamy beachside paradise, is a country that has managed to retain its cultural integrity in spite of being a major tourist destination. One can find everything here – from pristine beaches to dense forests, ancient monasteries to coral reefs, from Buddhist monks to floating markets and the rich food to treat your taste buds.
Malaysia is an intriguing blend of history, art, nature and food in the south-east Asian continent. The amalgamation of diverse inhabitants has led Malaysia to lead a varied lifestyle as well; from food and festivities to art and culture. Besides, the country also hosts a range of temples, national parks and an array of adventure activities.
Known for its breath-taking landscapes, rich history and astounding architecture, Sweden is indeed amongst the most diverse countries on the planet. Offering a 360-degree experience that includes both a thriving city life and an exotic ride through the countryside, it is a delight for both mountain lovers and beach junkies.
Founded by the Romans, London is a leading global city in the field of art, commerce, entertainment, education, finance, fashion, healthcare, media, tourism and transport. There are various museums and art galleries in London which preserve the great architecture, heritage and culture of the immensely rich historic city.
Iceland is one of the most surreal and magnificent countries in the world. Located close to the Arctic Circle, Iceland offers amazingly dramatic and breath-taking landscapes and exotic natural phenomena. Summer is the best time to visit, owing to the mild temperatures and a plethora of available activities.
Indonesia is a kaleidoscope of taste, sight, sound, and smells bottled up in the world’s largest archipelago. Spread out over a mind-boggling 17000 islands, ranging from the smouldering volcanoes to the verdant expanses of Bali’s rice terraces, from sprawling luxury malls to the untouched marine biosphere and the lush rainforests.
United States of America
Occupying a huge chunk of North America, USA is a Pandora’s box full of surprises for everyone. From crowded mega-cities to serene small towns, breathtaking natural beauty, man-made wonders, fast-paced, exciting and ever-changing environs, the country will leave anyone awe-inspired with its vividness.
Japan, located in Eastern Asia, is a sovereign nation. It is well known for its bustling cities, imperial palaces, national parks and lots of beautifully constructed temples. There is a lot to do here, from adventure sports to relaxing at the beach and discovering the real beauty of its architecture. Tokyo, its capital city, is a home to tonnes of skyscrapers.
Chocolates, beer, laces and porcelain are what you think of when you hear Belgium. All of this holds true, but there is a lot more to explore. Rich in art and culture, Belgium has a fine heritage with many monuments in various cities. With long beaches in the north to the highlands in the south, the country offers you everything.
Switzerland is a land of stereotypes – expansive greenery, picturesque landscapes, chocolate, cheese, and watches. It truly is one of the most beautiful places on Earth; soaring Alpine mountains, medieval churches, a bucketful of fresh air, disarming landscapes, and green fields you would endlessly want to run through.
Poland is a country in Eastern Europe, filled with big castles and ancient museums. Apart from the bustling cities like Warsaw and Krakow, Poland also offers unspoilt natural beauty in the forms of lakes, wooded areas, rivers and hills. It retains every bit of its old-world charm while still rapidly progressing on the path of globalization.
Apart from the beauty of its architectural works, Russia is also blessed with abundant natural beauty. Nature lovers will fall in love with Lake Baikal and the rest of the beautiful mountains, trees and rolling meadows. Russia has always been instrumental in producing some great gems in the field of both literature and music.
Blessed with all of its natural attractions, it is the ideal place for fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, etc. making it every adventurer’s paradise. Canada is a living example of the magic that can be created when you put all ethnicities together. It continues to attract tourists with its diversity, hospitality and magnetic beauty.
Turkey at present represents a modern and westernized culture that exists along with its more exotic and esoteric side hidden from outside world. Explore the dual sides of the country with the natural panoramic landscape, historic places, fertile valleys, huge mountain ranges, rugged coastline and quaint villages.
A remote kingdom that still clings on to its Buddhist culture but embraces modernization, Bhutan is a land with monasteries, traditional architecture, beautiful valleys, snow-clad mountain views and lush greenery. It has a glorious past and is known to have never been conquered. It is hence called as the Happiest Country in Asia.
Seychelles is a hub for ecotourism and endemic wildlife spotting offering an incredible variety of flora and fauna with some of the most exotic trees, birds and marine life. An archipelago of 115 islands, the island nation is known for its exquisite natural beauty, spectacular beaches, and luxury resorts. Seychelles has it all.
A hub for the adventure-lovers and home to Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest peak, Nepal is a Himalayan country sandwiched between India and China. The mighty snow-capped mountains here such as Annapurna, Mount Everest, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga are home to some of the best trekking trails in the world.