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Top 5 Secrets in India That Will Leave you Speechless

Feeling a bit down lately? Has your work life ceased to become challenging and exciting? Do you finally need a break, want to spend some time away and give yourself some me time? But you haven’t gone on an excursion since ages and got no idea about which places to visit.

Well, then you need a bit of inspiration and let us help you with some incredible sights in India.

Here are Top 5 Secrets in India That Will Leave you Speechless and Inspire you to Travel

1. Ladakh, the Surreal Movie Set

Ladakh, the Surreal Movie Set

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If we had the pleasure of the company of a few good friends in our student life, then almost for sure at one time we’ve all made plans for a trip to Ladakh or Goa. Well, then what might be the best time other than this instant to respond to that thought. Get up, fill up that empty tank, turn on the ignition and kick-start the two-legged animal. Get ready for the ride, put a pair of aviators on and give some throttle in answer to the meandering curves of the tortuous path of Khardung La and embark upon a journey of self-discovery and self-actualization.


2. Go to Goa

Go to Goa

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Welcome to India’s smallest state as well as the richest one. Goa is known for its sun-kissed beaches, quality nightlife, palpable food and chic fashion. In the city, you are never really far off from the beaches and wild nightlife. A hot spot for foreigners, it offers a wide range of site-seeing in Goa along with many adventure sports. The beaches of Baga and Calangute offer jet-skiing, parasailing, water scooter rides and much more. The state is a former Portuguese Province which you can truly sense in the architecture. Bom Jesus Basilica and convents of Old Goa are a couple of examples which are World Heritage Sites of the state declared by UNESCO.

But above all, you will find true calmness and serenity while sunbathing on the beaches of Goa. Hear the splashing sounds made by Arabian Sea, catch that breeze of fresh air coming from the palms while you take a sip from your coconut and rest on that swinging hammock.

3. Bengaluru, the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India

Bengaluru, the 'Silicon Valley' of India

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Known as ‘Silicon Valley of India’, the city is a bustling centre for Software & IT Industry. Every year thousands of freshers’ flock to the city to kick-start their career. But little did you know that the city is the “Pub Capital of India” and is ranked 3rd among the world’s top 10 cities to visit by Lonely Planet. A cosmopolitan city where you can truly find yourself in the huge expanses of Cubbon Park or on the sacred floors of ISKCON Temple or in the architectural immensity of Bangalore Palace or maybe by the shimmering waters of Lal Bagh. There is a plethora of tourist attractions in Bangalore and you wouldn’t want to miss any of them.

4. The Royal Rajasthan

The Royal Rajasthan

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The Royal Rajasthan is home to countless historical places such as Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Mount Abu. If the sanctity you long for lies in history then the state of Rajasthan is the right destination for you. Have a look at the Pink City from atop the Amer Fort; gaze at the street festivals from a screen behind the wall of Hawa Mahal; have a look at the glimmering waters of Man Sagar Lake from the Jal Mahal, where you can witness the Aravalli Hills dotted with ancient forts and temples with the bustling Jaipur City on the other side and veil over your face as you climb the dunes of the Thar Desert in Barmer.

5. Darjeeling the ‘Toy Train’ founder

Darjeeling the 'Toy Train' founder

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When the word ‘toy train’ is uttered, two hill stations come to our mind i.e. Shimla and Darjeeling. But Darjeeling should always take the upper hand with its noted tea industry, breath-taking views of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Queen of the Hills is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6700 ft. While strolling through the market you can feel that the air has a nip to it, that the clouds are at a touching distance and the serenity of the snow-clad white mountains is slowly clearing the haze away. Hop aboard the famous Darjeeling Toy Train and experience the true vibrancy of this cute little hill station.

So here conclude the Top 5 Secrets in India That Will Leave you Speechless and inspire you to Travel. What are you waiting for?

Top 5 Secrets in India

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