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Best places to visit in India

A trip to India guarantees a real change of scene and the presence of a big cultural shock in many senses. Smells, colours, heat and the crowds disturb perceptions and upset your emotions. India can leave you with unforgettable memories if you are well prepared.

The community of seasoned Evaneos travellers give you their advice. You'll discover their favourite stop-off points and especially a wealth of tips of the best way to behave because India is somewhat... disconcerting the first time round! There are as many trips in India as there are travellers so make the right choices. That said, nothing stops you from going back there again and again. It is said that the majority of travellers can no longer go without it!

A trip to northern India often starts with Delhi, the capital, and with the Taj Mahal in Agra. It's up to you to choose between the luxurious Mysore Palaces in the touristic region of Rajasthan, or immersing yourself in Hinduism around Varanasi, the cradle of this religion and the prettiest city in India, famous for its ghats on the Ganges River.

Not as exotic but more rich, the southern part of the country seduces for its backwaters in Kerala. It's also an opportunity to relax for a week on the mythical beaches of Goa's hippies.

In the summer months, you can get to the Buddhist region of Ladakh from Srinagar in Kashmir. That's where you'll find the best treks in the world in the mountains around Leh. For an off the beaten track trip, head t the North-East of the country, in the Ziro Valley and on the island of Majuli.

It's up to you to browse pages for inspiration and create a spiritual, historical, cultural, out of the ordinary trip... in your own way!

Julie Olagnol
Ziro (India)
Ziro
5/5
The Apatani tribes of the Ziro Valley continue to keep their ancient traditions alive. The oldest women wear lozenge-shaped nose plugs known as "dats" on their nostrils.
Agra (India)
Agra
4.7/5
Located 200 km from Delhi, Agra attracts more than three million visitors every year. They all come for just one reason: the legendary Taj Mahal.
Bundi (India)
Bundi
4.7/5
Although less famous and smaller than the cities in the Golden Triangle, Bundi is no less attractive thanks to its imposing fort and beautiful palaces.
Hampi (India)
Hampi
4.7/5
Take a wonderful trip to the heart of one of the great Hindu empires in the company of Hanuman, the monkey god!
Jaisalmer (India)
Jaisalmer
4.7/5
At 300km from Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan, is also known as the 'Golden City'. Sitting in the heart of the Thar Desert, it's a departure point for desert safaris.
Amritsar (India)
Amritsar
4.5/5
The Golden Temple, the warm hospitality of the Sikhs and the food, with its myriad flavors – Amritsar will charm both fans of architecture and history and lovers of fine food in equal measure!
Whether you're interested in Hindu history or just looking for a bit of peace and quiet, Bhubaneswar and its magnificent temples are for you!
The fiefdom of Dalaï-Lama has been in exile since 1959, and numerous Tibetan refugees, this pretty town of Himachal Pradesh is often nicknamed "little Lhasa".
At 38 km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri dates back to the 16th Century. It's home to a palace and mosque that you must see.
A tropical wetland area of canals, lagoons, and lakes in the Kerala region of southern India.
Likir (India)
Likir
4.5/5
Set in the Indus vallery, this Ladakh village is architecturally typical of the region and Likir is a beautiful oasis. Nestled in a jagged, mountainous landscape to the north of the country, this is an area worth exploring during your trip to India.
Nawalgarh (India)
Nawalgarh
4.5/5
Tourists often don't include this town on their itinerary when travelling through the huge state of Rajasthan. Its rich wealth of architectural heritage, however, makes Nawalgarh one of the most attractive towns in the whole of India, and it's definitely somewhere worth making a trip to see.
Pelling (India)
Pelling
4.5/5
Pelling serves as the departure point for numerous excursions into the southwest region of Sikkim. It is also the perfect place from which to get good views of Kangchenjunga.
Ranakpur (India)
Ranakpur
4.5/5
Ranakpur is a tiny village, lost in the heart of the Indian countryside. And it's here that one of most magnificent temples in the country is found. The Adinath Temple is a Jain jewel. Out of this world!
Darjeeling, which has long been home to the most famous tea plantations in the world, is located in the Indian state of West Bengal, on the border with Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal.
Ellora (India)
Ellora
4.3/5
Ellora is famous for its caves, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This village in Maharashtra State is a must!
Jaipur (India)
Jaipur
4.3/5
Jaipur is the capital of the State of Rajasthan. It's also called the "Pink City" because of the predominant color of its buildings. The other large cities in Rajasthan have their own colors: white for Udaipur, blue for Jodhpur, etc.
Jodhpur (India)
Jodhpur
4.3/5
Jodhpur, or the blue city of Rajasthan. 
Madurai (India)
Madurai
4.3/5
Nestled in the heart of Tamil Nadu, Madurai and its famous Meenakhsi Amman Temple are exemplary examples of Tamil culture and leave a lasting impression on travelers!
Pushkar (India)
Pushkar
4.3/5
Half way between Jaipur and Jodhpur, Pushkar is a small and incredibly peaceful city... for India.
Varanasi (India)
Varanasi
4.3/5
At 780km from Delhi, in the heart of the Ganges, Varanasi is the holiest of the Hindhu sacred sites. You may see some things that will shock you, but, nonetheless, it's a place that you really should visit.
Agonda (India)
Agonda
4/5
Agonda is a long white sandy beach south of the State of Goa, not far from the famous Palolem. Perfect for relaxing!
This sprawling city in Gujarat State is so big that even tuk-tuks get lost...And it's not just to get more money out of tourists!
Ajanta (India)
Ajanta
4/5
At 105km from Aurangabad, you'll find Ajanta, with its collection of breathtaking caves. The wall paintings here are considered to be some of the finest examples of Buddhist art.
Almora (India)
Almora
4/5
A little town in Uttaranchal that attracts few tourists and is nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas.
Along (India)
Along
4/5
Along is a must-see town in Arunachal Pradesh. You will stay there to go to the Mechuka Valley and/or in the Ziro Valley.
The golden citadel of Amber is located approximately twelve kilometres from the pink city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan.
A small town in Darjeeling that blends Indian charm with a bit of peace and quiet.
Bhuj (India)
Bhuj
4/5
As the gateway to the most traditional and fascinating part of India, the small city of Bhuj is a virtual invitation to explore Gujarat and discover its traditions.
The town in the state of Bihar where Prince Siddharta Guatama experienced awakening and became a Buddha.

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